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Re: Henry SIBRELL& Elizabeth Betsy OVERLY
Posted by: Nance Krause (ID *****4433) Date: February 06, 2005 at 08:57:45
In Reply to: Re: Henry SIBRELL& Elizabeth Betsy OVERLY by Beverly (HIMES) BARGER of 11

Elizabeth and Susannah's sister Magdalena moved to Tippecanoe IN. Betsy's son Peter bought land from Allen Overly then moved to Warren County IN. I just got this on Magdalena.


WILLIAM and DAVID McLAUGHLIN,who own the old homestead of their father, are among the substantial and enterprising citizens of Tippecanoe County, with whose interests they have been identified many years. Their father was
born in Virginia in the year 1797, of Scotch and Welsh ancestry. When he was four years old his father died, and from his
twelfth year he was reared to manhood in Ross County, Ohio. He was there married to MAGDALENE OVERLY, a native
of Ohio, and to them were born nine children, of whom five are living at the present time--JANE, their eldest daughter, first married JOHN IMMEL, and is now the wife of WILLIAM GIBSON, of Perry Township; MARY is the wife of MOSES COLE, of Washington Township; WILLIAM resides on the old homestead in Fairfield Township; MARGARET is the widow of SOSTHENES McCABE, of Missouri, and DAVID, although part owner of the homestead, lives in Washington Township. The deceased children are--ISAAC, who died at the old homestead in the fall of 1857, leaving a family; JOHN, died in Perry
Township, also leaving a family; SARAH was the wife of ALLEN OVERLY, and NANCY, the youngest child, who was the wife of THOMAS HILT.

The parents continued to make their home in Ohio, until October, 1843, when they immigrated to Tippecanoe County, bringing with them eight children. A married daughter came to the county in the fall of 1844. Their journey was made by wagon, no railroads being in that part of the country at that date. The father purchased 240 acres of wild land on section 12, Fairfield Township, the land being covered with a heavy growth of timber. Here he made a good home out of the forest, living on the land until his death, which occurred November 6, 1878. His wife died two years after coming to this State. In politics he was a Whig until the organization of the Republican party, when he at once identified himself with the latter with which he affiliated until his death.

WILLIAM McLAUGHLIN, whose name heads this sketch, has lived at the homestead where he now resides about forty-five
years. He was born in Ross County, Ohio, September 27, 1832, being about eleven years old when brought by his parents to this county. He was married to JANE MATTOX, a daughter of ISAAC and NANCY MATTOX, who settled in Tippecanoe County, as early as 1837. MRS. WILLIAM McLAUGHLIN was born in Clinton County, Indiana, her parents settling in Perry Township, this county, soon after her birth. Of the four children born to MR. and MRS. WILLIAM McLAUGHLIN, only two are living--WILLIAM E. and IDA J. Two children died in infancy.

DAVID McLAUGHLIN, the younger brother, was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, in August, 1838, and has lived in Tippecanoe County, since five years of age. He married MISS SARAH JANE McCABE, a daughter of WASHINGTON and ELIZABETH McCABE, and to them have been born seven children--AMBROSE E., LAWRENCE J., MILLIE B., JOHN L., MARY, ROSE E., and JOSIE A., the last two being deceased. In their political views the McLAUGHLIN brothers are Republicans.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 529-530
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888.

Volunteer: Charlene Saunders





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