Historic Markers Across Tennessee

General Thomas Overton 1753-1825

Marker ID: NHC 
Location: Donelson Avenue in Old Hickory
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Gen. Thomas Overton served in the Revolutionary War and as Inspector of Revenue in N.C., the same position held by his brother Judge John Overton in Tenn.  He was one of Gen. Jackson’s seconds in duel with Chas. Dickinson.  This grave plot was a part of his homeplace, “Soldier’s Rest,” where he lived from 1804 until his death in 1825.


Erected: 1976
Thomas Overton died in 1824. His will was recorded on September 3, 1824.