DAVID OVERTON HOUSE
David Overton, was born about 1712, he died between 1790 and 1793. He was the son of Isaac "The Giant" or "The Strong Man" of Southold, Long Island
David Overton settled in Coram, Brookhaven Town prior to May 1738 when he had the earmark for his cattle recorded. An unrecorded deed dated April 1738, showed where he had purchased land in Brookhaven from Ebenezer Hulse. On March 12, 1740 another unrecorded deed shows where he purchased from Paul Hulse, land in Coram Hills, described as lot number forty-one.
This Lot number was one of the fifty four lots laid out by the Town May 4, 1731, being the division known as the Long Lots south of the country road, between Smithtown line and Connecticut Hollow
David Overton's home was situated on a small hill about 150-ft. northwest of a small pond on this lot number forty-one. This pond is located on the west side of the road known as David Overton Road, and about seventeen hundred feet north of Granny Road. The frame of the house was standing until 1910 when it finally collapsed. The location can still be noticed by the remains of the cellar hole.
David Overton was a staunch patriot during the American Revolution as were all his sons. He, with all of his sons except Nehemiah who had just passed his sixteenth birthday, signed the Association in support of the American cause. They signed in the Fourth Company Limits of Brookhaven Town on June 8, 1775, witnessed by Ebenezer Dayton, Clerk. Through their patriotism it was necessary for most of the sons to take refuge to Connecticut when the British occupied this area after the battle of Long Island.
David Overton and his family were connected with the Baptist church of Coram, which was the first Baptist church in the county.
The first wife of David Overton was Ann Hulse who was born about 1715; they were married about 1737. It is stated that she died when twins John and James were born in 1747.
married second about 1749, Susannah Parker, born June 15,
1731; died between 1793 and 1795. She was a daughter of
Nehemiah Parker and Mary Eldridge of Stonington Conn.
b. Aug. 29, 1739; d. Mch. 24, 1826; m. Mary Davis
second marriage - Susannah Palmer
Their children were:
b. May 21, 1776; d. Jan. 19, 1866; m. Ruth Roe
Their children were
b. June 19, 1799; d. Dec. 2 1880