Overfelt Family

Wills & Obituaries

Moberly Monitor Index, July 17, 1947
C. C. Overfelt, 72, Holliday, Dies Here; Funeral Friday
Christian Columbus Overfelt, 72, of Holliday died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at McCormick Hospital.  He was operated on three weeks ago and again a Week ago Thursday.
Mr. Overfelt was the son of William and Phoebe Overfelt.  He married Miss Mary Akers February 7, 1904.
Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Harold Overfelt, Moberly: three brothers, Joe Overfelt and Berry Overfelt near Leasburg, and John Overfelt, Detroit: two sisters, Mrs Fred Haley, Madison, and Mrs Charlie Hall, Leasburg; two grandsons, Billy Overfelt and Jackie Overfelt, Kansas City.
Mr. Overfelt has been a member of the Primitive Baptist Church since 1914.
The funeral will be at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Christian Church in Holliday, with the Rev. W. A. Chastain, Primitive Baptist minister of Springfield, Ill., in charge.
Burial will be in the Holliday cemetery.
Moberly Monitor Index, October 13, 1980
Mrs. Crystal Overfelt
Madison - Mrs. Ida Crystal Smith Overfelt, 86, died Saturday in Audrain Medical Center, Mexico, (MO) where she had been only a short time.  She lived at Monroe Manor and formerly lived at Madison and Jacksonville.
Born Nov. 18, 1893, in Monroe County Mrs. Overfelt was a daughter of William Henry and Sarah Frances Verner Smith.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ora L. Overfelt, in 1968.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, William Samuel, Chicago, Ill., and James Berry (Jake) State of Colorado; one daughter, Mrs Vasten (Betty) Zumwalt, Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Weldon and Glenn Smith, Madison; one sister, Dolly Orr, Madison and several grandchildren.
The body is at Thompson-Mackler Funeral Home, Madison (MO).  Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral chapel with Dr. Fred Neiger, Baptist minister of Columbia, in charge.  Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery at Madison.
Monroe County Appeal, Thursday, Sept. 25, 1968
Ora Lasley Overfelt, 84, of the Cairo area, died Sunday at a rest home in Moberly where he had been for three weeks.
Born in Monroe County on June 6, 1884, he was a son of the late Sam Willard and Elizabeth Lasley Overfelt.  He was a retired farmer of Randolph and Monroe counties, and he and Mrs. Overfelt were making their home in Moberly at the rest home.
Survivors include his wife, Crystal, of Moberly; two sons, William Samuel Overfelt of Chicago, and James Berry Overfelt of Alaska, and one daughter, Betty Zumwalt of New Mexico.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Thompson-Mackler Funeral Chapel.  Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Madison.
Note:  Wife, Ida Crystal Smith. 
Monroe County Appeal, March 1970
Ferol Overfelt
Ferol Overfelt, 65, prominent businessman of Scarsdale, New York, died Wednesday of last week  following a heart attack, relatives and friends here have been notified.

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Overfelt, he grew up in Paris and attended schools here, later attending the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.  He was graduated there with the most honors of anyone who had ever been graduated from the Academy, winning five out of the seven top awards.  He served a time in the Navy, then rsigned his commission and began work for the National City Bank of New York City.
At the time of his retirement when he was 62 years old, he was a vice-president of the bank.
Surviving him are his widow, a son William and a daughter Susan; and two sisters, Mrs. L. C. (Maud) Auby of Decatur, Ill., and Mrs. C.J. (Anna Lee) Hurst of Tulsa, Okla.
Note:  Wife Ruth Brownell
Moberly Monitor Index, November 11, 1985
Harold Moore Overfelt, 80, of 853 West Coats, died Saturday at 2:45 p.m. in Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, following a lengthy illness.
Born March 22, 1905, in Madison, he was a son of Chris C. and Mary Akers Overfelt.  Mr. Overfelt was a retired distributor for the Norfolk and Western Railway.  He was married to Ella Mae Hill on July 12, 1946, in Kansas City.  Mr Overfelt had lived in Moberly 42 years, moving here from Madison.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Loyal Order of Moose, serving as secretary a number of years, and a member of the Legion of the Moose.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, William R., Camdenton, and Jack, Kansas City; step-son, Donald Reyburn, Tulsa, OK; step-daughter, Connie Bishop, Roswell, NM; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Million and Taylor Funeral Home in Moberly with Elder Russell Key officiating.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery at Holliday.  Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m.
Moberly Monitor Index, Feb 28, 1948
James *P. Overfelt Dies in Colorado; Burial at Madison
Madison, Feb. 28--James *Perry Overfelt, 71, prominent Colorado ranchman, formerly of the Madison vicinity, died on Thursday afternoon after "suffering a heart-attack at his ranch home near LaVeta, Colo.  He had suffered a heart attack the first of December and had been in a hospital until Christmas.  He had been confined to his home since that time.
Mr. Overfelt was born in Iowa on October 10, 1876, the son of the late Sam and Elizabeth Overfelt.  He moved to a farm northwest of Madison with his family when he was two years old.  He married Miss Jennie Benson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Benson, north of Madison, 48 years ago.  They lived on a farm near Clarence after their marriage.  They also lived in Texas and went to Colorado about 25 years ago.  Mr. Overfelt owned several ranches near Colorado and was prominent in that vicinity. 
He is survived by his wife and four sons, Ora L. Overfelt, near Madison; John C. Overfelt, Kansas City; Victor Overfelt, Cario, and Elkin Overfelt of Lake ot the Ozarks.
The body will arrrive here Sunday and will be taken to the Thompson Funeral Home where it will remain until time for the funeral services which will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Madison Christian church by the pastor, the Rev. C. W. Cornn.
*Note:  The names on the tombstone are James Berry Overfelt and Jennie Benson

Article in the "History of Monroe and Shelby Counties", 1884, pages 466 and 467
James C. Jackson (Farmer, Post-office, Woodlawn), History of Monroe County, 1884, pages 466 and 467
Ellis Jackson and wife, whose maiden name was Sarah Houden, were early settlers in Monroe county.  Here the father became a responsible farmer and respected citizen, and he and his wife won the esteem and high regard of all who knew them.  They reared a worthy family of children, and among these was James C., the subject of the present sketch.  He was born December 7, 1850, and was brought up to farm work, having an opportunity, however, to obtain a good common school education, which he did not fail to improve.  At the age of 20 he struck out in the world for himself, and, feeling a little lonely after leaving the old family hearthstone, he concluded to have a hearthstone of his own and somebody to sit by it, whose grace and beauty would be a feast for his eyes and heart.  Accordingly, on the 6th of March, 1871, he was duly united in the bonds of matrimony with miss Anna R. Webb, a lady whose charms were more enrapturing than the beauty of all the stars, and whose lovely tresses swept in the summer zephyrs like the Milky Way that floats serenely in the sky.  She was, indeed, a lady of rare beauty of form and feature, her loveliness of person only being exceeded by the beauty and gentleness of her mind and the excellence and tendernes of her heart.  This union has proved one of great happiness, and Mrs. Jackson still presides over the home that she was brought to be queen of  with that grace and refinement that are possible only to one of the most ladylike sensibilities.
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson have been singularly unfortunate in the loss of their children, having buried four of the nine with whom heaven blessed them, but the Lord giveth all we have, and in His good wisdom He taketh away.  Let the will of the Lord be done.  The five living are:  Ernest, Reid, Minnie, Bobbie and Sunie.  Those deceased were:  Maggie, Eli, Lloyd and Cephas.  Mr. Jackson has been farming, and still is following that occupation.  He is an industrious man and, above all, a good husband, eminently worthy of the queenly wife who adorns his home with her lovely presence.
Administrator's Affidavit
State of Missouri, County of Monroe, In the matter of Eli Jackson's Estate.
William Jackson and James C. Jackson being duly sworn by me, Judge of the Probate Court of said County, deposes and says, that to the best of their knowledge and belief, the names of the heirs of Eli Jackson deceased, are Sarah Jackson, widow - and William Jackson, Mary E. Wood, wife of John M. Wood, Phoebe A. Overfelt wife of Wm. S. Overfelt, Susan M. Overfelt, wife of Chas. H. Overfelt, James C. Jackson, Richard A. Jackson. all of Monroe County and State of Missouri, that said Eli Jackson died without a will, that they will make a perfect inventory of and faithfully administer all the estate of the said Eli Jackson and pay the debts as far as the assets will extend and the law direct, and account for and pay all assets which shall come to their possession or knowledge.
                                                                               William Jackson
                                                                               James C. Jackson
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this Sixth day of October, 1873.
                                                                                Thos. P. Bashaw, Judge of the Probate Court
Note:  Wife Sarah Houden Overfelt.  Children, William Jackson, Eliza V. Jackson, Mary E. Jackson, Phoebe A. Jackson, James C. Jackson, Susan Mildred Jackson, and Richard Jackson.

Moberly Monitor Index, July 13, 1937
Ben Overfelt, Duncan's Bridge, Dies Suddenly
Madison, July 13 -- Ben Overfelt, 65-year-old farmer, died at his home 3 1/2 miles northwest of Duncan's Bridge at 5:30 Monday afternoon.  Mr. Overfelt had been in his usual health.  After eating his noon meal, he suffered a stroke of apoplexy while shaving, and lived only a few hours.  He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church, and was prominent in the community in which he lived.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Woods of Woodlawn; two sons, Claude of Detroit, and Stanley of Duncan's Bridge; one sister, Mrs. Fred Haley of Holiday; six brothers, Jim of Madison, Tom, Joe and Berry of Duncan's Bridge, Chris of Holliday, and John of Detroit.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Note:  Wife, Myrtle Alexander.  Children, Mildred E. Overfelt, Stanley Overfelt, Claude, and Clyde.
Moberly Monitor Index, Moberly, MO.
Charles W. Overfelt, Holliday, Dies; Funeral Tomorrow
Holliday, MO., July 31--Funeral services for Charles W. Overfelt, 78, will be held at the Overfelt home here at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  The services will be conducted by Elder W. A. Chastain of Springfield, Ill., pastor of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and burial will be in Bethel cemetery here.
Mr. Overfelt died at noon yesterday after being ill for several months with an intestinal cancer.  He was the last of a family of thirteen children, born in Virginia and brought to Missouri when he was a child.  He married Sarah Jane Farrell in November, 1881.
Mr. Overfelt is survived by two children, Mrs. Minnie Overfelt (Hardwick) of Holliday and Fletcher Overfelt of Moberly, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Overfelt was a member of the Primitive Baptist church at Mt. Pleasant and a member of the Woodman Lodge at Holliday.
Extract from Monroe County Appeal, August 6, 1936
Charles W. Overfelt
Born in Virginia January 4, 1858 and moved to Missouri with his parents at age 14.
Married Sarah Jane Farrell November 4, 1881.
Children:  Mrs Nora Lee Thomas
                 William Fletcher Overfelt
                 Mrs Minnie Bell Hardwick
                 Carl Overfelt
Survived by his wife Sarah,  Mrs. Minnie Bell Hardwick, and Fletcher
Note:  Wife, Sarah Jane Farrell.  Children, Nora Lee Overfelt, William Fletcher Overfelt, Minnie Belle Overfelt, and Carl Overfelt.

Moberly Monitor Index, July 16, 1960

Mrs. Charles F. Hill Dies; Funeral to be at Duncan's Bridge
Madison -- Mrs. Charles F. Hill, 80, a life-long resident of the Duncan's Bridge community, died at 5 o'clock yesterday morning in Whitaker Hospital where she had been a patient for the past 10 days.
Mrs. Hill was born in Duncan's Bridge, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Overfelt.
Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Pollard Woods, and Mrs. Paul Baker, Clarence, and Mrs. Glen Meredith, Indianapolis, Ind.; three sons, Omer Hill, St. Louis, and Marvin and Harry Hill, Duncan's Bridge; two brothers, Joe Overfelt, Duncan's Bridge, and John Overfelt, Moberly; one sister, Mrs. Fred Haley, Moberly; and several grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Monroe Chapel, Duncan's Bridge. 
Burial will be in the Phillips Cemetery, Duncan's Bridge.
Note:  Maiden name - Della Overfelt 1879 - July 15, 1960
Monroe County Appeal, October 1973
Chester Overfelt
Chester Overfelt, 70, of Duncan's Bridge, died at Boone County Hospital in Columbia on Friday, July 20, where he had been a patient for about 10 days.
He retired about 4 months ago from the grocery business which he had owned for 30 years.  He had lived his entire life in the Duncan's Bridge vicinity.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma, of the home; one son, Richard of Kirkwood, three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs Grover Albright, Duncan's Bridge.
Funeral services were held at the Greening Funeral Home in Clarence on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with burial in the Phillips Cemetery west of Duncan's Bridge.  The services were conducted by Rev. Ronald Schultz, Methodist minister.
Wife:  Thelma Angela Walker
Moberly Monitor Index, Ap;ril 6, 1975
Mrs. Thelma Overfelt
Mrs. Chester (Thelma) Overfelt, of Duncan's Bridge died at 7 p.m. Friday at Columbia Regional Hospital in Columbia.  She had been ill four months and hospitalized the past week.
Born June 23, 1908, in South Dakota, she was a daughter of Bert Walker and Mattie Hill Walker.  She was married Nov. 7, 1925, in Duncan's Bridge to Chester Overfelt.  She and her husband operated a grocery store in Duncan's Bridge a number of years, selling it before Mr. Overfelt's death.
Mrs. Overfelt was a member of the Monroe Chapel United Methodist Church at Duncan's Bridge.
Surviving are one son; Richard, of Chesterfield; three grandchildren; one brother, Bud Walker, Shelbina; two sisters, Mrs. Charley Sprinkle, Shelbina, and Mrs. William Turner, Mexico.


William Jackson
Administrator's Affidavit
State of Missouri
County of Monroe
Eli Jackson and Alpheus H. Jackson being duly sworn deposes and says that to the best of their knowledge and belief the names of the heirs of William Jackson deceased are Sarah Jackson widow of said deceased Alcinda Heaton formerly Alcinda Jackson of St. Clair County, MO, June Houghton formerly June Jackson of Macon County, MO.  Philip W. Jackson, Eli Jackson,  Alpheas Jackson, Lucinda Thompson, formerly Lucinda Jackson, Frances Thompson, formerly Frances Jackson and George Thompson, James Thompson, Alexander Thompson, Malvinia Thompson, and Eliza Thompson, minor heirs of Mary Ann Thompson, deceased, formerly Mary Ann Jackson of Monroe County, MO.  that the said William Jackson died without a will , that they have made a perfect inventory of and faithfully administer all of the estate of said deceased and pay the debts as far as the assets will extend and the law direct account for pay and deliver all assets which shall come to their possession or knowledge.
Sworn & suscribed
this 3rd day of August 1853
Eli Jackson
Alpheus W. Jackson
W. N. Penn, Clk.
Note:  Children of William and Sarah Houghton Jackson are:  Sarah June Jackson, Eli Jackson, Alpheus H. Jackson, Mary Ann Jackson, Lucinda Jackson, Phebe Frances Jackson, Alcinda Jackson, and Philip W. Jackson.
Sarah Houghton/Horton Jackson
Administrator's Affidavit
State of Missouri, County of Missouri, Eli Jackson being duly sworn by me, Clerk of the County Court of said County, deposes and says, that to the best of his knowledge and belief, the names of the heirs of Sarah Jackson, deceased, are Eli Jackson, Sarah J. Houton, Phebe F. Thompson, Lucinda Waldon, Thompson, & James R, John H, & Avory Jackson heirs of Alpheus H. Jackson deceased & ??? & Eliza, Alexander, George, Thompson heirs of Mary A. Thompson deceased all residents of Monroe County MO & Wm J. James, ? heirs of Alcinda Heaton, residents of Macon County, MO & Philip Jackson resident of California. that said Sarah Jackson died without a will, that he will make a perfect inventory of and faithfully administer all the estate of the said Sarah Jackson and pay the debts as far as the assets will extend and the las direct, and account for and pay all assets which shall come to possession or knowledge.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of Feb. 1868.
     Wm Bowman, Clerk
Note:  Wife of William Jackson.  Children:  Sarah June Jackson, Eli Jackson, Alpheus H. Jackson, Mary Ann Jackson, Lucinda Jackson, Phebe Frances Jackson, Alcinda Jackson, and Philip W. Jackson.

Monroe County Appeal, February 10, 1899
Berry Overfelt died very suddenly at the home of Jo Ferrell, at noon, Wednesday, near Madison.  Uncle Berry was one of Monroe's oldest settlers, having come from Kentucky when a child, and for nearly three generations was actively identified with the progress of this county.  He was a quiet, unassuming citizen whose life was a model of sterling integrity and good citizenship.  He was 82 years old and had been a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for many years.
Note:  Berry was the father of W. S. Overfelt.  He was the son of Charles Overfelt and Mary (Polly) Howell and grandson of Matthias Overfelt and Mary Vinyard.
Unknown Newspaper Article
Berry Overfelt died at his home in Madison, Wednesday.  He was well known in the Western part of the County, where the news of his death will bring much sincere regret.  He dropped dead, his sudden death caused supposedly by heart failure.
Will of Berry Overfelt
State of Missouri }
County of Monroe}
Moses D. Overfelt being duly sworn on his oath states that he is a son of Berry Overfelt deceased.  That he (the said Berry Overfelt)  died on the --- day of February 1899.  That he was the owner of Fifty-six acres more or less of Real Estate which was mortgaged to Monroe County Mo. for $675.00 on which the interest has not been paid for one year.  That W. H. Atkinson has a second Deed of Trust on the same for $150.00 which now amounts to about Three Hundred Dollars.  That he left him surviving his widow Elizabeth Overfelt - That he left the following children W. S. Overfelt, N. M. Williams, C. A. Overfelt, John Overfelt, M. D. Overfelt, B. S. Overfelt, S. W. Overfelt, Stephen W. Overfelt and Rosa Farrell & Eva Overfelt & Lora Overfelt children of James Overfelt deceased.  That the personal property of said deceased was less than Four Hundred Dollars.  That the Funeral expenses and other debts will amount to about Fifty or Sixty dollars.
                                                                              M. D. Overfelt
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of August 1899.
                                                                               Thomas F Hurd
                                                                               Judge of Probate
State of Missouri }
County of Monroe}
In Probate Court In Re Estate of Berry Overfelt Now Comes J. J. Bick and Comes the Court to know and to be informed that Berry Overfelt departed this life in Monroe County Mo.  8th Day of February 1899 intestate:  That he left some estate both Real and Personal the exact amount of which is unknown to your petitioners.  That he left a widow Elizabeth Overfelt and the following adult children who are interested in said Estate, to wit.  William S., Bird S., Moses D., Samuel W.: Stephen W.: Aquilla C.: & Andrew J. Overfelt & Rosa Ferrell & that                  30 days has elapsed since the death of said Berry Overfelt and no letters has been granted on said Estate that your petitioners is interested in said Estate as a creditor.  Wherefore he prays that letters of Administration be granted or that the       may be put in charge of the Public Administrator.
                                     J. J. Bick
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of July 1899.
                                     Thomas F. Hurd
                                     Judge & Ex-Officio Clerk of the Probate Court
                                        ADMINISTRATOR'S AFFIDAVIT
County of Monroe        }
James S. McGee Public Administrator being duly sworn by me Judge of Probate, within and for said County, deposes and says, to the best of his knowledge and belief, the names of the heirs of Berry Overfelt deceased, who died on the 8th day of February 1899 are Elizabeth Overfelt widow of said deceased, and Wm. S. Overfelt, N. M. Williams, C. A. Overfelt, M. D. Overfelt, S. W. Overfelt and Stephen W. Overfelt children of said deceased who resides in Monroe County, Mo. and John Overfelt a child of said deceased who resides in Randolph County, Mo. and Rosa Farrill, Eva Overfelt and Lora Overfelt children of James Overfelt deceased who was a child of said deceased all of whom reside in Monroe County, Mo. and that the said Berry Overfelt died without a will, that he will make a perfect inventory of and faithfully administer all the estate of said Berry Overfelt and pay the debts as far as the assets will extend and the law direct, and account for and pay all assets which shall come to his possession or knowledge.
                                                                     James S. McGee
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2nd day of January 1900
                                                                     Thomas F. Hurd
                                                                     Judge of Probate
                                                                     Compiled by
                                                                     John F. Overfelt
                                                                     19350 N. Bertlee
                                                                     Centralia, MO 65240
Marriage Record of Berry Overfelt to Martha Divers
Franklin County, Virginia, 8 May 1837
Know all men by these presents that we Berry Overfelt and Silas Divers are held and firmly bound unto David Campbell Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors in office.  We bind ourselves our heirs &c jointly and Severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals and dated this 8 day of May 1837.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Berry Overfelt hath this day obtained from the Clerk of Franklin County a license for his intermarriage with Martha Divers of said County.  Now if there shall be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force & virtue.
                                   Berry Overfelt   Seal
                                   Silas Divers      Seal


Annie Bryant Overfelt
Monroe County Appeal, January 7, 1921
Mrs. Jeff Overfelt of Paris died in Roswell, New Mexico, Tuesday night following several years of sickness.  She had gone there for her health and although she was in a serious condition her family had not expected the end as soon as it came.  She was 46 years old and is survived by her husband and six children, three of them being with her when she died.  The children are Misses Mary and Anna Lee and Ferol of Roswell, Miss Maude of St. Louis, William of Higbee and Herbert of Paris.  Funeral arrangements have not been made but is thought the services will be held Sunday.

Monroe County Appeal, Thursday, November 1960
William Bryant (Bill) Overfelt 59, prominent Paris businessman for 35 years, died unexpectedly Friday night around 10:30 at his home while watching a television program in company with his son, John, of Columbia, at home for the Thanksgiving holiday.
His death was the third among Paris businessmen within a period of a month, others being the late Leo Smithy and M. B. Powers.
Overfelt had been in his usual good health and so far as is known, had previously had no indication of illness.  His death was attributed by his doctor to a heart attack.
At the time his death occurred the father and son were watching the TV program, Overfelt dropped his head to one side as he sat in his chair.  The son at first thought he had dozed off into sleep as he sometimes did, but when he could not be roused, called a doctor who arrived within a few minutes but found that death had already occurred. 
Funeral services were conducted at the Speed and Blakey Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.  Officiating was Rev. Van Giesen of Hannibal, former Paris Methodist Church pastor, close friend and companion, and golfing partner of Overfelt.  Special vocal music was provided by Jack Acuff of Centralia, with Mrs. Paul Gerster at the piano.  Burial was in Walnut Grove cemetery at Paris.
Overfelt was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Overfelt of Paris and except for a few years after graduating from high school, spent working as an operator and station agent for the railroad, he had spent his life here.
Around 1928 Overfelt gave up his railroad work and built and established the Overfelt Sinclair Service Station at Main and Locust, the first modern station in Paris, and continued to operate it until his death.  He was agent for the express company, owner and operator of an apartment house in Paris and with his wife owner of the Linda Kaye Shop at Centralia and the Lilibelle Shop in Paris.  In the last fifteen years Overfelt has bought and developed considerable real estate in Paris.
Surviving him are his widow, the former Miss Lillian Davis of New Franklin; two sons, William Overfelt, Jr., of Centralia and John Overfelt of Columbia; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wm. Overfelt, Jr. and two grandchildren, Lynda Kaye and John Jeffrey, Centralia; two brothers, Herbert of Dallas, Texas; and Ferol of New York City; three sisters, Mrs. Maud Auby of Decatur, Ill., Mrs. Mary Sanford of Washington D. C., and Mrs. Anna Lee Hurst of Tulsa, Okla., and many other relatives in Monroe County and elsewhere.
Overfelt was widely known and popular, a fact attested to by the capacity crowd that attended his funeral services and by the large numbers of people from over this county and nearby communities who came here after news of his sudden death became known.
He was one of the outstanding athletes of the community, active in all sports organizations, a prominent member and worker in the newly organized country club and golf course at Paris, active in other community development over the years, a member of the Paris Christian Church.
His service station was a favorite spot for the young people of the school, in whom he took a personal interest.  He was one of the organizers of the roller skating rink at the school.

In loving remembrance of our father, Wm. S. Overfelt.
A sad gloom was cast over Leesburg neighborhood when the death angel came and claimed father as a victim.  His illness was of short duration, being only about twenty minutes.  He had retired for the night feeling as well as usual and after turning over he remarked to mother, "I feel like something gave way."  All that medical aid and the service of loving hands was of no avail, for the frail bark which had glided so peacefully on the sea of life grew weaker and the waters which had been so tranquil grew disturbed, and the waves rolled too high for the frail oars to be steered safely.  So the strong arm of Him who doeth all thing well was stretched forth to succor and launched his bark safely on Eternity's shore, where the angels and loved ones beckoned and waited to greet him.
Father was born in Franklin county, Va., Feb. 23, 1838, and moved with his parents to Monroe County, Mo., where he resided until his death.  He departed from this live at 9 o'clock p.m., Sunday, June 14, 1914, his age being 76 years, 3 months, and 21 days. 
He was married to Miss Eliza Jackson, Nov. 1858.  She died Sept. 20, 1859.  To this union was born one child, Sarah Ellen, who died in infancy. 
He was married again to Miss Phoebe A. Jackson, Oct. 14, 1960.  To this union were born 15 children, 11 of whom still survive him, four having preceded him to the glory world.
He joined the Primitive Baptist church at Mt. Pleasant in 1871 and was baptized by Eld. Ben Owens.  He lived his doctrine every day.  He believed in grace, and grace alone, to save a poor sinner.  He loved to talk the Baptist doctrine and his home was a home for all.  He leaves to mourn his loss a broken hearted wife, nine sons, two daughters and twenty five grandchildren, five brothers, one sister, one half brother and one half sister, besides a host of relatives and friends that loved him, but we feel that our loss is his eternal gain. 
Funeral services were conducted by Eld. Christian of Springfield, Ill., June 16, 1914, and his remains were laid to rest in the Overfelt cemetery to await the resurrection when soul and body shall re-unite.
'Tis hard, so hard to speak the words: "Must we forever part."  Dearest loved one we have laid thee In the peaceful grave's embrace, But thy memory shall be cherished 'Till we see thy heavenly face.  A Child
History of Monroe and Shelby Counties, 1884
             W. S. Overfelt (Farmer, Post-office, Duncan's Bridge)
Born in Virginia and reared in Monroe County, Mo., Mr. Overfelt was 23 years of age when the tocsins of war sounded in 1861, which called many a brave spirit from the earth.  He gallantly plighted himself as a soldier under the banner of the Confederacy, and marched off to the war, tearing himself away from the arms of a loving young wife, and quitting for the hard march, the tented field and the lurid death-wailing battle scene, a peaceful, quiet, happy home, the tender caresses of wife, and the welcome and loving prattle of children.  For four long years and more he bravely kept step to the music of the Southern drum and wherever duty called there might his gleaming bayonet be seen glittering in the sunlight mid the shadow and pall of battle, the sentry of a brave man's devotion to his conscience and to the cause that he believed right, a cause of Southern independence and the great and eternal principles of State sovereignty and local self-government, principles which like the names of the men who fought and bled for their maintenance, were not born to die.  After the war, young Overfelt returned to Monroe County, where he has since resided, and proving that a brave soldier makes a good citizen, he has since lived a quiet and industrious farm life.  He was born in Old Virginia, and the 23rd of February, 1838, was the day the light of the earth, or rather, of the solar center of the universe first shot athwart his visual globules.  He was a son of Barry and Martha (Divers) Overfelt, his father a descendent of sturdy ancestors from beyond the Rhine, and his mother of Celtic origin, in the mountain regions of Wales, where the Romans nor the Saxons nor the Normans ever penetrated the brave country that has maintained its autonomy as a principality to this day and constitutes the title of heir-apparent to the British throne, a power whose drum-beat like the morning light circles the earth, and whose flag floats on every sea from the Bay of Biscay to the gulf of Carpentaria, and from the yellow waters off the coast of Corea to the green waves that dash against the shores of the Patagonia.  The family came to Missouri when young Overfelt was still in tender years, and located in Monroe County.  Mr. Overfelt has been twice married.  His first wife, formerly Miss Eliza Jackson, died less than two years after their marriage.  To his present wife he was married October 14, 1860.  She was a sister to his first wife.  They have eight children:  Jeff Davis, Thomas E., James W., Benjamin, Christopher, Barry, Della and Joe L.
Mr. and Mrs. Overfelt are members of the Old School Baptist Church.  He has a good farm and is a very successful stock dealer.
Source, "History of Monroe and Shelby Counties, Missouri," pages 469 and 470, Monroe County Public Library, Paris, Missouri.  Per information from the Librarian, this was a history of residents compiled in 1884.
Microfilm records on file in Jefferson City, MO. indicate the following.
   Overfelt, W. S., Private, Company H, 11th Missouri Infantry, enlisted 1862,           discharged 1862, served 6 days, PO:  Duncan's Bridge (P2 sd5 ed 71)
It is doubtful that he ever served in the Union Army.  More likely he was drafted and it took six days to identify that he was already serving the Confederacy in the command of General Sterling Price, under Col. Joseph C. Porter.  The state archivist quoted the following reference.  Page 449, "With Porter in North Missouri" by Joseph A. Mudd.  This is a book written by Mudd retelling his account of the Civil War while serving under Col. Porter.  A note at the end of the book lists other Civil War soldiers who also served with Porter.  The name W. S. Overfelt, Duncan's Bridge, was among the names added. 
Page 57, Sixth Annual Reunion Mo. U.C.V. (United Confederate Volunteers), Bledsoe Camp No. 679, Paris, Mo., August 4, 1902.  This is a book published to document the periodic Confederate Reunions. 

Unidentified Newspaper Articles
Death of Jeff Overfelt
Jefferson Davis Overfelt formerly of Paris, died at Levering Hospital in Hannibal last Thursday following a stroke of apoplexy, mentioned in last weeks Mercury, and the remains were buried from the Christian Church at Paris Sunday afternoon with funeral services by Rev. Chastine of the Primitive Baptist faith at Springfield, Ill.  Six brothers of the dead man, sons of the late William Overfelt of Duncan's Bridge vicinity, acted as pall bearers and the body was laid to rest beside that of the wife in Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Deceased was born near Duncan's Bridge and is survived by three sons and 3 daughters, Midshipman Ferol Overfelt of Annapolis, Herbert Overfelt of Dallas, Texas, William Overfelt, Miss Maude Overfelt of St. Louis, Mrs. Clyde Hurst of Sapulpa, OK., and Mrs. Charles Labelle of Arkansas, all of whom were here.  The church was filled with kindred and friends.  Old friends will be grieved to hear of the death of Mr. Overfelt.  He was a kindly man and in his younger years popular with all who knew him.
Jefferson Davis Overfelt
Jefferson Davis Overfelt, for many years a citizen of Paris, died very unexpectedly at Hannibal last Thursday afternoon.  The body was brought to Paris for burial, the funeral services being conducted by Revs. V. T. Wood, of Paris, and Rev. Chastain, of Springfield, Il., Sunday afternoon.  Mr. Overfelt was born near Granville, August 2, 1861.  On January 31, 1893, he was married to Miss Annie Bryant at Novelty, Mo.  To this union six children were born, all of whom survive their parents, as follows:  Maude Overfelt, St. Louis, Mary Overfelt Ladelle, Little Rock, Ark.; Herbert Overfelt, Dallas, Texas; William Overfelt, New Franklin, Mo.; Anna Lee Overfelt Hurst, Sapulpa, Okla.; Midshipman Ferol Overfelt, Annapolis, Maryland.  Eight brothers and two sisters also survive him.  Mr. Overfelt was a devout member of the Primitive Baptist Church and a citizen of many excellent qualities.
Very Remarkable Funeral Incident
Eight brothers and two sisters attended the funeral of Jeff Overfelt at Paris, Sunday, six of the brothers serving as pallbearers.  All but one of Mr. Overfelt's six children, all of whom live at a distance, were present, the absent one being Mrs. Mary Overfelt Ladelle, of Little Rock.

                               WILL OF CHARLES OVERFELT
                                     Written 23 December 1846
                   Page 429, Probate Records, Monroe County, Missouri
In the name of GOD AMEN I Charles Overfelt of the County of Monroe and State of Missouri being in a low state of health but of sound mind and memory and being fair advanc'd in life and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death and having a desire to make a distribution of my estate myself I therefore make this my last will and testament ---------- Item  I will and bequeath unto my loveing and beloved wife Mary Overfelt all of my Real estate (that is my lands) one bay mare house hold and kitchen furniture during of her natural life ------- and the balance of my personal property to be sold and dispos's of among such of my legatees as I may after name, ------- also I will and bequeath unto my son, Berry Overfelt all the money and effects that I have lon'd him, as a full attonement, or his full legacy in my estate, ----- I also will and bequeath unto my son David Overfelt all the money and effects, that I have loan'd him, as a compensation for his services kindness, and affection, to me during the earliest of his services up to the present day, but not to exclude him from an equal share as a legatee in my estate, I also will and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Millikin an equal share in my estate provided she survives longer than her husband (Jesse Millikin) but if she should die before him and leave him a widower I will him nothing.  I also will and bequeath unto my two grandchildren, John William Howell and Mary Ann Katherine Howell the legacy of their mother Mary Ann Howell in my estate but if either or both of these my grandchildren should not arive to age of maturity, their part of legacy to fall back to my estate, and equally divided among my other legatees ----- My will further is that all my personal or perrishabel property with the exception of what I have given by wife, be sold and equally divided among my lawful legattees which are not cut out by will.  I, also, will, at the death of my wife Mary Overfelt, that all her personal property be sold and dispos'd of equally among my lawful legatees as above mentioned, my will further is, at the death of my wife Mary Overfelt that my lands fall to my two sons, Berry Overfelt and David Overfelt by paying or buying the share of each legatee at cash price by valuation ----- the above being my will.
I therefore constitute and appoint my son David Overfelt, my lawful Executor and Berry Overfelt my son the other
in witness wherefore I hereunto set my hand and Seal this 23rd day of December 1846.
Witnesses { Benjamin Woodson                  Charles   X     Overfelt [Seal}
                   { Sml W. Greer                                         mark
Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, vol. 6:  Marriage Books of Bedford County, VA. Page 972:  26 Nov 1804.
Marriage Record
Charles Overfelt and Polly Howell
Bedford County Virginia
Know all men by these presents that we Charles Overfelt & John Cundiff are held & firmly bound unto John Page Esq. Governor or chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Sum of One Hundred & fifty Dollars  Lawful Money to be paid to the said governor or to this successors for the use of the Comonwealth to which payment will truly to be made  we bind ourselves our Heirs Exors & Adms jointly ande severally firmly by the presents ____ Sealed with our Seals dated this 26th day of November 1804
The condition of the above Obligation is such that Whereas there is a Marriage shortly to be had between the above bound Charles Overfelt & Polly Howell _____
Now if there shall be no Lawful cause to Obstruck the said Mariage then the above Obligation to be oid else to remain in full force & virtue
Signed & Acknowd                    Charles Overfelt         Seal
in the presence of                     John Cundiff               Seal
Mr. Stepto Clark of Bedford Court
Pleas to isshew marriage license between Charls Overfelt & Polle Howell & in so doing youl oblige your most obedient Servant
                                                                                      David Hoell
Teste John Cundiff   Wit.
      A Copy - Teste:  Virginia H. Stanley, Clerk
File Notes:
Note:  Charles is believed to have more children than those listed in his will.  The other children may have stayed in Virginia with Charles' brother John.
Charles moved his family to Monroe County, MO. in Sepember 1831.
Pioneer Families of Missouri, page 364
Overfelt-- Matthias Overfelt, of Franklin county, Va. married  Mary Vineyard, and they had -- Charles, John, Michael, and Mary.  Charles settled in Monroe county, Mo.  Michael was in the war of 1812.  He married Mary Ayres, of Virginia, and settled in Callaway county in 1829.  His children were -- Aletha, Irean, Kitburd, Bethena, Mary, Eli, John, Elijah, William, and Elizabeth.
Compiled by John F. Overfelt from the Monroe County (MO) Courthouse and Paris, MO Public Library