David Overby Family Reunion


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Noon – 4 PM

Location: Historic Blandford Church, 111 Rochelle Lane, Petersburg, VA 23805 (This is just off Crater Road)

We will plan to have a lunch around 1 pm and a Headstone Dedication Service on the North side of Columbia Ave between Lee and Jackson Ave at about 2:30 PM.

This service will be at the grave of William Epps Overby, Confederate Veteran Company D of the 13th VA Calvary, reorganized later as the 13th regiment of the 5th VA Calvary.

William Epps Overby is the father of David Overby.

We have recently had a headstone placed at his grave. This stone was provided by the US Veterans Administration. They provide headstones to any American Veteran with known burial site but no headstone.

We have requested that the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Chester Station Camp, (re-enactors) provide a Color Guard Troop for the Ceremony. This is not yet confirmed.

Lunch will be at an outdoor pick-nick area adjacent to the Visitor Center, with use of the Center’s restrooms. Everyone should bring a dish to share as usual, ice, plates, utensils, etc. will be provided by the Reunion Treasury. Everyone should also bring a lawn chair if possible. The grave site is a short walk from the Visitor Center.

Tours of Historic Blandford Church will be available for $5, Seniors $4 The Church has magnificent Stained Glass Windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany, and the tour guide provides a history of the building, which is the oldest structure in Petersburg.

Please discuss this with your family members, letting as many as you can, know about this special reunion in advance. Announcements will be sent to all on our mailing list in June.

We are requesting that each family group provide information on who will be attending.

As you read this advance notice, you should assume that your siblings, your and your sibling’s children, grandchildren, etc. are not receiving this advance notice. Please let them know.


If you have questions, contact David Arthur, 434 321-2781, david@edavidarthur.com

116 Overby Plantation Lane

Kenbridge, VA 23944