(May 24, 1816 - July 29, 1879)Born in Maury County, Tenn., came to Texas in 1845 with his wife, Jane Jameson Overton, and mother, Susan Alexander Overton. He received land grants totaling 1600 acres. His wife died in 1849, and he married Mary D. Walker in 1852. They had 11 children. During the Civil War he sold supplies to the Confederacy and was addressed as "Colonel". In 1871, he donated land to the International Railroad Company, and the town of Overton (8 miles NE) was named in his honor.
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|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 1:04pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 302441 N 3566656|
|Decimal Degrees||32.21916667, -95.09635000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 13.15', W 95° 5.781'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 13' 9" N, 95° 5' 46.86" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 18544 County Rd 2106, Arp TX 75750, US|
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