Overby's in America

History of LaClede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski and Dent Counties from Earliest Times to Present. Originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1889

Page 800        Pulaski County
James B. Overby was born in Mecklenburgh County, Va., February 14, 1833, being a son of Cain and Sallie (White) Overbey, both of whom were born and reared in the same county as our subject. A few years after their marriage they moved to Granville county, N.C. where they were engaged in farming, but at the end of one year returned to Virginia, and there spent the remainder of their days. Both the paternal and maternal grandparents were natives of Virginia, the former family being of English descent. Grandfather Oberbey died near Clarksville, Ky., aged about eighty years. James B. Overbey remained in Virginia until eighteen years of age, and then went to Cleveland County, N.C. where he made his home for fifteen years, where he was engaged in buying land and farming. In 1853 he was married to Miss Jane Glasscock, who was born and reared in that county, and by her became the father of six children: Alfred W., Mary J., Lucy B., James R., Marcus L. and Zulia F. He moved to Lafayette County, Ill., his wife dying the first year of their residence there, and in 1868 he wedded Lydia Deardeuff, a daughter of Stephen and Margaret Deardeuff. She was born in Ohio March 17, 1853, but was reared principally in Illinois. She received good school advantages and her marriage with Mr. Overbey was blessed in the borth of seven children, six of whom are living: William T., Tura A., John L., Franky E., Dora M. and Elmar A. Docia B is deceased. In 1871 Mr. Overbey immigrated to Missouri, and settled on the farm of 200 acres where he now lives. He served in the Confederate army during the late war, in Company A, Thirty-fourth North Carolina Volunteer Infantry, and received his discharge at the end of three and a half years, having participated in the battles of Cedar Mountain, the seven days fight at Richmond, Malvern Hill, Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gaines Mill, Sharpsburg, Harper’s Ferry and Gettysburg, being captured in the retreat from the latter battle. He was kept a prisoner at Washington, D. C. and Point Lookout for sixteen months, and was then taken to Savannah, Ga., where he was exchanged and returned home.  Since coming to Pulaski County, Mo., he has given his attention to farming, and is doing well financially. He and wife are members of the Christian Church, and he is a member of the Agricultural Wheel, and in politics is a Democrat.

History of Pulaski County, Page 124
Overby  - Deardeuff
James B. Overby as born in Mecklenburg County, VA,  14 February 1853 (sic), the son of Elcana and Sarah (White) Overby. He was the grandson of Alexander Overby and of William White. When a young man, James went to Cleveland County, NC, where he was engaged in farming and in the sale of real estate. On 19 December 1852, he married Jane Glasscock in Cleveland County. Jane was the daughter of Edward Glasscock. On 1 October, he enlisted in H Company, 34th Regiment NC   Infantry and fought in several major engagements. He was taken prison 14 July 1863 at Falling Waters, MD, and remained in a prisoner of war cap at Point Lookout, MD, until released in an exchange of prisoners 30 October 1864. After the war, he moved his family to Fayette County, IL, where Jane died about 1867. James and Jane had six children: Alfred W., Mary Jane, Lucy P., James R., Zula F., and Marcus; all born in Cleveland County with the exception of Marcus who was born in Fayette County.  After the death of Jane, James married Lydia Deardeuff, daughter of Stephen and Margaret Deardeuff, in Fayette County in 1868. About 1870, he moved his family to Pulaski County, Missouri, where he engaged in farming.
From his second marriage, he had five children: William T., Terry Ann, Frank E., Dora M., and John L. James died 28 November 1895 and is buried in the Crocker Cemetery.