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Published by Pierre Menard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Petersburg,, Illinois Imogene Weaver Vogt, Chapter Regent
610 No. 9th
Petersburg, Il
Compiled by Lois D. Forden
Historian and Librarian
415 S. 9th
Petersburg, Il 62675

Transcribed by: Jeanie Lowe.


Born: January 16, 1760 at Bedford County, Virginia.
Died: August 7, 1848 at Athens, Illinois Sangamon (now Menard) County, Illinois.
Buried: West Cemetery at Athens, Illinois.
Married: Nancy Jane Dabney on November 3, 1785. She was born July 8, 1760. She died December 24, 1820.

John Overstreet's grave was marked by Pierre Menard Chapter DAR, Petersburg, Illinois.
He enlisted in the 1st Virginia Regiment, also the 14th Virginia Regiment and the 1st and 10th Virginia Regiment when he was 15 years of age, for one year. He served as a private in Captain Campbell's Company and Col. Lewis' 8th Regiment of the State of Virginia. Discharged in September 1776. Reenlisted January 1, 1777. Served as a private in Captain George Lambert's Company. Was in the battle of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth and Stony Point. Discharged in 1780. Volunteered and served in the siege of Yorktown until after the surrender of Cornwallis. Reenlisted as a private in 1781. Applied for pension on June 16, 1818 while living at Lawrence County, Ohio. Gave his age at that time as 58 years.

Children of John and Nancy Overstreet
John: born 1784, married Susan Roberts
Jane: born 1790, married Abner Hall.
Nancy: born 1793, married Elisha Hal.
Dabney: born 1786, married Jane (Jennie) Rogers

References: past and Present of Menard County by Rev. R.D. Miller page 523, Journal Illinois State Historical Society, April 1912, Hall Bible Records - Copy in DAR Library Washington, D.C. Eskenrodes Index to Virginia Revolutionary Soldiers, Walker Book in State Archives page 98. NSDAR Report, DAR Patriot Index, Illinois State Archives Roll of Honor, Illinois DAR report National numbers No. 323686, No. 212175, No. 245604, No. 224946 and No. 309304.


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