1st Mrs. John King
Jane S. KING
(1807/1809-After 1870)


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Ludwell OVERBY

Jane S. KING 1 2

  • Born: 1807-1809, Virginia 3 4 5
  • Marriage: Ludwell OVERBY on 12 Nov 1829 in Barren County, Kentucky 1
  • Died: After 1870, probably Graves County, Kentucky 5

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 1830, Barren County, Kentucky. 6

Household of Ludwell Overby: Presumably the female age 20-30.

2. Census: 1840, Christian County, Kentucky. 7

Household of Ludwell Overbey: Presumably the female 30-40.

3. Census: 1850, Graves County, Kentucky. 3

Household of L. Overbey: Jane Overbey, age 42, female, born in VA

4. Census: 1860, Graves County, Kentucky. 4

Household of Ludwell Overby: Jane S. Overby, age 51, female, white, housewife, born in Virginia.

5. Census: 1870, Graves County, Kentucky. 5

Household of Ludwell Overby: Overby, Jane, age 63, female, white, keeping house, born in Virginia.


Jane married Ludwell OVERBY on 12 Nov 1829 in Barren County, Kentucky.1 (Ludwell OVERBY was born in 1806-1807 in Virginia 3 4 5 and died after 1870 in probably Graves County, Kentucky 5.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Margaret Lester Hill has seen the marriage bond and is of the opinion it was dated 9 Nov 1829. Martha Powell Reneau, on the other hand, has it dated 29 Nov 1829. Margaret's date fits with the 12 Nov 1829 marriage date provided by Reneau. Reneau appears to have realized there was a date inconsistency, but seems to have thought the problem was with marriage date, since that date was underscored. Instead, the problem seems to have been with her reading of the date of the bond. Reneau also states John King was the surety for the bond and that the marriage was performed by Jacob Lock. 1 8



1 Martha Powell Reneau, Marriage Records of Barren Co., Kentucky, 1799-1849, FHL Fiche No. 6,093,804, Page 197.

2 Wills, Vol. 3, 1828-1856, Barren County, Kentucky, FHL Film No. 209,741, Will of John King, Page 189.

3 1850 Census, Graves County, Kentucky, Roll M432_201, Page 481 ( Image 122 of 130).

4 1860 Census, Graves County, Kentucky, Roll M653_369, Page 248 ( Image 247 of 325).

5 1870 Census, Graves County, Kentucky, Roll M593_464, Page 66 ( Image 22 of 36).

6 1830 Census, Barren County, Kentucky, Roll 33, Page 171 ( Image 103 of 130).

7 1840 Census, Christian County, Kentucky, Roll 107, Page 102 ( Image 21 of 94).

8 Family Records of Margaret Lester Hill, citing Marriage File 5 of Barren County, Kentucky marriage records. Margaret "Peggy" Lester Hill is a great great granddaughter of John King and his second wife, Elizabeth Priest, through their daughter, Elizabeth Carrington King Sanderson. Her mother was born in Barren County, Kentucky, so she is not far removed from her Barren County roots. She is an exceptional researcher who has lovingly preserved the history of our King family. She and her mother registered the John King Cemetery with the South Central Kentucky Historical Society. Peggy's e-mail address is and her postal address is 489 Middle Gate, Irvington, VA 22480.

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