Nash Overstreet

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Birth Name: Nash Linden Miller Overstreet

Place of Birth: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. (likely)

Date of Birth: January 3, 1986

Ethnicity: German, English, some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, Welsh, distant French and Dutch

Nash Overstreet is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of pop band Hot Chelle Rae. Other members of the band are Jamie Follese, Ryan Follese, and, previously, Ian Keaggy.

Nash is the son of Julie/Julia and Paul Overstreet, a country music singer and songwriter. His brother is actor Chord Overstreet.

Nash’s brother Chord has stated that he has some Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Nash’s paternal grandfather was The Rev. William Elsworth Overstreet (the son of John Jacob/Jake Overstreet and Minnie Lee Holden). The Rev. William was born in Vancleave, Jackson, Mississippi, and was a Baptist pastor. John was the son of William Sharkey Overstreet and Hattie Leona Whittington. Minnie was the daughter of Simon P. Holden and Ellen Marilla/Merilla/Mariller Rice.

Nash’s paternal grandmother was Mary Lela Havens (the daughter of William Charles Havens and Joanna/Johana Helen Roberts). Mary was born in Vancleave, Jackson, Mississippi. William was the son of John Emanuel Havens and Mary Clementine Dubose. Helen was the daughter of Irwin/Irvin/Ervin Roberts and Martha Cates.

Nash’s maternal grandfather was James Ball Miller (the son of Hugo Victor Miller/Mueller and Marie Traeger/Treeger Ball). James was born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin. Hugo was born in Milwaukee, to German parents, Anton Mueller/Müller, form Baden, and Elisabeth/Elizabeth/Lizzie Beck, from Saxony. Marie was born in Wisconsin, also to German parents.

Nash’s maternal grandmother was Phyllis L. Hager (the daughter of Leslie Wade Hager and Florence/Flossie Clark). Phyllis was born in Fife Lake, Grand Traverse, Michigan. Leslie was the son of Gardner/Guard C. Hager and Stella Place/LaPlace. Flossie was the daughter of William H. Clark and Lucretia Ann Gill; Lucretia was the daughter of Phillip/Philip Gill and Susannah/Susanna/Susan C. Colvert/Calvert.

Nash is a third cousin, once removed, of actor William H. Macy. Nash’s paternal great-great-grandfather, William Sharkey Overstreet, was a brother of William’s maternal great-grandfather Ellis G. Overstreet.

Sources: Genealogy of Nash Overstreet (through his brother Chord) –

Genealogies and obituaries of Nash’s paternal grandparents, The Rev. William Elsworth Overstreet and Mary Lela (Havens) Hatten –

Nash’s maternal grandfather, James Ball Miller, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Nash’s maternal grandmother, Phyllis L. Hager, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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