James J. Overstreet, US Congress

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James John Overstreet

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Barnwell, SC, USA
Death: Died in Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Overstreet, Sr. and Sarah Overstreet
Husband of Agnes Maria Overstreet and Elizabeth Overstreet
Father of William Overstreet
Brother of Patience Overstreet; Henry Overstreet; Mary Overstreet; Cynthia Overstreet; Samuel Overstreet and 1 other

Managed by: Richard Edward Stallard Jr
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About James J. Overstreet, US Congress


James Overstreet (February 11, 1773 – May 24, 1822) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born near Barnwell Court House, Barnwell District, South Carolina, Overstreet attended the common schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1798 and commenced practice in Barnwell District. He served as member of the state house of representatives from 1808 to 1813.

Overstreet was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1819, until his death May 24, 1822, at China Grove, North Carolina, while en route to his home from Washington, D.C.. He was interred in Savitz Cemetery at Mount Zion Reformed Church, China Grove, North Carolina.

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James J. Overstreet, US Congress's Timeline

February 11, 1773
Barnwell, SC, USA
Age 21
Robeson, NC, USA
May 24, 1822
Age 49
Chapel Hill, NC, USA