Biography of William D. Overacker
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Overacker, William D., Gouverneur, was born in the town of Gougerneur, January 2, 1846, and lived on his farm until September 1, 1892. He owns 230 acres of superior dairy land, nearly all acquired by his own industry and ability. In 1869 Mr. Overacker married Elizabeth Mouthorp, and after her death he married, in 1875, Ellen L, daughter of Austin Davenport, a native of Massachusetts. Stella E., their daughter, was born November 13, 1878, and died February 2, 1885. Their son, Roy D., was born April 13, 1888. Mr. Overacker's father, John W., a native of Danube, Herkimer county, was married to Susannah Howes, a native of Massachusetts. Eight children were born to them, and all are living but one. His wife died in 1849, and he then married Deborah Ogsbury, and six children were the fruits of the second union. Our subject is a Democrat in politics and an adherent of the Baptist church.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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