Overholt Diary

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Dec. 13th, 1837

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Father + Uncle Aaron S.R.O. born on his fathers 147 acre farm, east of West Overton, East Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., Penna.

House was torn down in 1840, when ?? brick dualling house was built on site.

Father born first. Uncle Aaron born half hour later, and a ribbon was tied around arm of one to distinguish them.

Dr. McCauanghey officiated. Fathers mother, E.S.O., died in 1842 when father was about 5 yrs. old. CSRO says she was slender + tall, dark hair brown eyes.

182Father's father, Bishop John D.O. married again about one year later. His second marriage seemed necessary to hold the family together and to bring them up properly. His second wife was Nancy Bixler, born 1801, who had married a Rist and was a widow. (She died in 1894). Jessie Bixler was her brother and worked some for Bishop J.D.O. later.

Father's sister Aunt Bettie was aged about 12 when their mother died. She worked hard + looked after the family from her mothers' death on.

Place of Bishop JDO's house, built in 1840 (after plan of A.O. house but 10' shorter + narrower.