Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Featured Manuscript Collection: July/August

Overstreet Family Collection
MSS 05-13

Finding Aid

Grace Overstreet, ca. 1890s
Series II, Box 3, Item 21

The Overstreet Family Collection contains documents, photographs, scrapbooks and photograph albums belonging to the ancestors of Linda Overstreet, including the families of John C. Darr and James A. Gillette of Atkins and Plummerville, Arkansas.

LeCompte Family Tree, 1908
Series I, Box 1, File 6

These papers were accumulated by the families of J.C. Overstreet Jr., his wife Helen Darr Gillette Overstreet, and their daughter Linda. John C. Darr, Helen's paternal grandfather, came with his family from North Carolina to Arkansas in 1855. Darr went on to become a founder and prominent merchant in Atkins, Arkansas. Her father James A. Gillette and his family moved to Arkansas from St. Charles, Missouri; Gillette was later a well-known attorney in Atkins. In 1937, Helen married J.C. Overstreet Jr., the son of Carl Overstreet and Leila Smith Overstreet, whose families were pioneers in Plummerville, Arkansas.

Jewette Gillette and Louise Kempner, ca. 1925
Series II, Box 3, Item 11

United Daughters of the Confederacy application, 1928
Series I, Box 1, File 5

Daughters of the American Revolution membership certificate, 1978
Series I, Box 1, File 5


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