Obituary for Nancy Elizabeth Young (1871-1955)
The Elsberry Democrat, Nov. 11, 1955.
From the Collection of June Groshong

OBITUARY Nancy Elizabeth Young

Nancy Elizabeth (Aunt Betty) YOUNG passed away Friday, November 4, 1955, at 7:55 a.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carlyle BIRKHEAD, in Overland, Mo. She had been in ill health for the past ten years, and confined to her bed for the past three years. She was 84 years, 9 months, and 14 days of age at the time of her death.

She was the daughter of William E. and Josephine OVERALL KELLY, and was born January 21, 1871, near Argentville, in the New Salem Community, where she grew to womanhood.

She was united in marriage to Virgil YOUNG on March 6,1890, and made their home on a farm in the community of her birth most of their life. Seven children were born to them, Joseph L., of Overland; Ida Belle who died in infancy; Emma, now Mrs Carlyle BIRKHEAD, of Overland; Lucille, now Mrs. Stanley ARMSTRONG, of St. Anne; Maggie, now Mrs. Ray ELMORE of Overland; Josephine, now Mrs. William BECKEMEIER of Winfield; and Kelly E. of Overland. Her husband preceded her in death on July 17,1933 . She made her home with her children for the past 12 years.

She is survived by her two sons, and four daughters; two daughters-in-law, and four sons-in- law; fifteen grand-children; sixteen great grand-children and one great, great, granddaughter; three brothers, John KELLY, of Moore, Okla., Stephen H. and Littleton C. KELLY, of Winfield; ( One brother, Robert C. and Chase A. KELLY, preceded her in death). Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Early in life she was converted and united with the New Salem Baptist Church, where she continued a faithful member through out the active years of her life.

[Transcriber's Note: Josephine Overall's parents, same as my gg-grandparents, William & Elizabeth Crenshaw Overall, lived in a log house where the present New Salem Cemetery is located. The first meetings for the New Salem Baptist Church were held there. The Overalls came to Lincoln co. Mo 1831 from Nelson & Bullitt Counties Ky. They attended and were members in the Salem Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. Some descendants are still attending Salem Baptist Church in Bullitt Co. Ky.. Stories have been told that Frank and Jesse James attended church with guns strapped on when in Ky.

Jesse & Frank were not feared as some might think. Mrs. Obie (Susie nee Allen) Meadows told me they used to hang around the Cap-au-gris ( close to what is now the Winfield Dam on the Mississppi River Winfield, Mo.) Landing ( where the steam boats used to come pick up livestock and passengers etc.) and take naps on the porch. No one ever turned them in. They didn't cause any problems.

If my memory serves me correctly, a Shields who was kin to the Overalls and /or Crenshaws, donated the ground across the road from the cemetery for the first church building. Wm. Overall owned several hundred acres. Overall descendants still own several acres of the original Overall Farm.

Part of the Overall farm now is owned by Emerson Electric Company. The Overall Cemetery is located on that piece of property.]

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by June Groshong, 6 January, 2007.

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