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David P. Rakestraw Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1565 THL

Scope and Content: This collection is a compilation of genealogical information on people living in Winchester and Frederick County, VA, gathered by Mr. David P. Rakestraw. The Overacre/Overaker Family is the focus of the research. A genealogical report concerning Isaac Hoff is also included. The collection contains transcriptions of deeds, order books, and census records. Revolutionary War Military Records of George Overacre are also included.
(1 box) Digitized 2007 Last updated 01/10.

Biographical/Historical: Mr. David P. Rakestraw of Blue Ridge, Georgia, now of Daytona Beach, Florida, donated this collection. The Overacre/Overaker family lived in Frederick County, VA, from 1779 and began moving to Mississippi in 1802. Some of the Mississippi records are also included.

Cite As: David P. Rakestraw Collection, 1565 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

See also: The Early History of the Overacre/Overaker Family of Virginia and Mississippi and Collateral Families of Hoff and Magruder. Florida: self-published, 2004. Also available as a CD.


Box 1

Friedley/Frietley/Friedly, 1 leaf typescript

Hoff/Huff Report and documentary material, unnumbered leaves

Hoff Family—Documentary Material, unnumbered leaves

Hoff Family Material, unnumbered leaves

Hoff, Isaac Report and documentary material, 12 leaves, typescript; 1 leaf printed (photocopy)

Hoff, John and Elizabeth, 22 leaves typescript

Overaker Family Research Material – 20 leaves, typescript

Overacre Family—Synopsis of Research, 5 leaves typescript; 30 leaves photocopy

Overacre/Overaker Family—Summary of Land Indentures, 4 leaves, typescript

Overacre, George—unnumbered leaves includes Frederick Co, VA and Mississippi information and Revolutionary War Military Records

Overaker, Isaac, 18 leaves, photocopy

Overaker, John, 21 leaves, typescript/manuscript

Overaker (Magruder), Mary married Cowles Mead, 26 leaves, typescript

Overaker, Mary married James T. Magruder, 11 leaves, typescript/manuscript

Overraker, Nash Family Trees – 10 leaves, typecsript

Pritchard, Howson and Margaret, 4 leaves, photocopy

Rakestraw, David P.—Application for membership, National Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 3 leaves printed (photocopy)

CD—The Early History of the Overacre/Overaker Family of Virginia and Mississippi and Collateral Families of Hoff and Magruder. Compiled by David P. Rakestraw, 2004. Did Not Digitize