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John Overton
Birth: Apr. 9, 1766
Louisa County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1833
Tennessee, USA

A lawyer, Overton came to the Nashville area in 1789. He, along with Generals Andrew Jackson and James Winchester, founded the city of Memphis, TN in 1819. His home Traveler's Rest, built in the 1790s is now an historic site. His wife, Mary (1782- 1862) was the daughter of General James White, founder of the city of Knoxville, TN. (bio by: Don Connelly) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary McConnell White Overton (1782 - 1862)*
 
 Children:
  John Overton (1821 - 1898)*
  Anne Coleman Overton Brinkley (1823 - 1845)*
  Elizabeth B. Overton Lea (1826 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Connelly
Record added: Dec 02, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6009425
John Overton
Added by: Carol Robertson White
 
John Overton
Added by: Don Connelly
 
John Overton
Added by: Don Connelly
 
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RIP
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Apr. 12, 2014

- elaine bailey
 Added: Apr. 9, 2014
Happy Birthday. Overton Park in Memphis, is named in your honor.
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Apr. 9, 2014
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