Biography of John A. Overall (1838- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888), pp. 593-594.

John A. OVERALL, farmer and Stock raiser, of Lincoln County of which he is a native, was born in 1838, and is the seventh of ten children born to William O. and Elizabeth (CRENSHAW) OVERALL. They were born in Nelson and Bullitt Counties, Ky., and were reared and married in their native State. They came to Lincoln County, Mo., about 1837, and here spent the remainder of their days, dying in 1869 and 1877, respectively. John A. OVERALL, their son, attended the, district schools of his county in boyhood, and remained with his parents until he attained his majority, when he began farming for himself, and in 1868 was married to Ellen ARGENT, and by her became the father of seven children, six living: John William, Ida E., Albert S., Rolla H., Francis M. and Jessie B. Mr. OVERALL has spent his entire life on the farm of his birth, and now has over 1,000 acres in different tracts. He takes great interest in raising fine cattle, hogs and sheep, and is one of the extensive and prosperous farmers of the county. He votes the Democratic ticket, and his first presidential vote was cast for Breckinridge in 1860. His wife died in 1881. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and was an earnest Christian, and devoted mother and wife. Her parents, John and Nancy ARGENT, were born in England and Maryland, respectively. The father's birth occurred in 1808 near London, and at the age of twelve years he came with a married sister to the United States, settling in St. Louis, and later in Troy. He was married in St. Charles County, and was twice married after his first wife's death. He died in 1871.

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