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4. EPHRAIM OVERMAN2,10 was born on 9 March 1681/2 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.1,8 He died on 2 September 1732 at the age of 50 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.1,2

The birthdates of the children of Ephraim & Sarah are transcribed in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN QUAKER GENEALOGY numerically. I presume they are Quaker dates, i.e. 3rd month, 19th day, 1709 but are given as 3-19-1709. Computer programs do not handle this well - they are transcribed as O.S. dates, so are actually two months off and the above date would have been 19 May 1709.

Ephraim liberated to marry Sarah Belman on 13 Mar 1708 [13th day, 3rd month 1706 - Quaker dating]
"At a Monthly Meeting held at Herabegun Creek 13th Day of 3rd Mo 1706. Friends Met According to there former notice to Inspect into the affairs of Said Meeting. Ephriam Overman and Sarah Belman appeared & Declared their Intentions of taking Each Other in Marriage the second time no Accusation brought against them they are left to their lyberty to Accomplish their Design."

On 15 Sep of 1711 Ephriam condemned his misconduct. [He has assisted an officer and defended himself with weapons.]

Pasquotank Co NC DB C, p.343
7 Jul 1733 Joseph Overman, son and heir to Ephriam Overman, sold to his Brother Ephraim 200 acres. Patented on 4 Oct 1714 to Stephen Scot, 230 acres, land formerly for William Reed but assigned to Joseph Jourdan & by sd Jordan sold to Patrick Quidley and by Quidley sold to Stephen Scot who gave the land by Will to his son Stephen Scot who sold to Ephraim Overman. Signed: Joseph (I) Overman. Wit: Danl Chancey, Will. Chancey, Ann Overman, Sarah (SO] Overman. Act. Oct Court 1733. Reg. 8 Apr 1734.

DB B, p.191 Joseph Overman, son and Heir to Ephraim Overman to Daniel Chancey, tract on SE side of Swamp, 104 acres, for £60. Patented 1 Feb 1696 to Lawrence Keaton, 204 acres on SW side of Pasquotank. After death of Lawren Keaton was possessed by his Brother Zachariah & sold to Ephraim Overman. Signed: Joseph (I) Overman. Wit: Willm. Davis, Jonathan Reding. Ack. 13 Jan 1735. Reg. 14 Feb 1735.

Pasquotank Co NC DB B, p.192 6 Aug 1728 John Lord Cartaret granted to Ephraim Overman, 40 acres begin at a gum tree on Lawrence Keaton's Line; Kirks Corner Tree. Land formerly granted to John Peggs on 20 Nov 1723 and lapsed for not Seating & planting and now due to sd Ephraim Overman.
DB B, 193. 5 Jan 1735 Joseph Overman to Danl. Chancey, the within mentioned patent. Signed: Joseph (I) Overman. Wit: Wm Davis, Jonathan Reding. Ack. 13 Jan 1735. Reg. 14 Feb 1735

So Ephraim owned: 40 acres by patent, adj Lawrence Keaton & Kirk; 200 acres sold to him by Stephen Scot which also mentions Thos. Kirk's corner; 104 [part of 204] acres once owned by Lawrence Keaton but descended to his brother Zachariah on SW side of Pasquotank River.

Pasquotank Co NC DB B, p.196 Daniel Chancey sold the 104-acre and 40-acre tracts to Jonathan Redding on 4 Feb 1735/6. Signed: Danl. Chancey. Wit: Wm Davis, John Jones, John Pike [Pike was married to Abigail Overman, daughter of Ephraim. Danl Chancey was a son-in-law, too - married to Ann Overman.]. Ack. 13 Jan 1736. Reg. 17 Apr 1736.

EARLY RECORDS OF NC, VOL. II; Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.
p.289/10 Ephraim Overman inventory. Appraised 20 Oct 1732. Included were Negro men Dick & Peter. Names mentioned were Benjn. Pritchard, Edward Mayo, Danll. Chancy. Signed by Sarah (X) Overman, widow & admrx. Attested before Nathaniel Hall on 9 Nov 1732.

EPHRAIM OVERMAN and SARAH BELMAN were married on 13 March 1708 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.1,2 SARAH BELMAN, daughter of JOHN BELMAN and SARAH WILSON, was born on 28 June 1688.1,2

EPHRAIM OVERMAN and SARAH BELMAN had the following children:






Joseph OVERMAN9 was born on 1 October 1711 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.2,11 He died in 1739 at the age of 28 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.

Married Martha White. She may not have lived long as his will names only his brothers.

Abstracts of North Carolina Wills; NC Sect of State, 1910
Online at Eastern North Carolina Digital Library
Joseph Overman, Pasquotank Co
Will dated 22 Sep 1739. Oct. Court 1739. Brothers: Ephraim, Nathan and Isaac. Friend and Executor: Nathaniel Martin
Wit: John Norris, Thomas Palen, John Martin
Clerk of the Court: James Craven

From the Barber manuscript:
Joseph first married Sarah Griffin, 1 Sep 1738, Little River MM, Perquimans Co NC. He married second to Martha White on 7 Apr 1737.
These dates don't make sense. I suspect he never married Martha White and Sarah had died soon after the marriage.






Ephraim OVERMAN4 was born on 23 May 1719.2

The Barber manscript has that Ephraim married Ruth Trueblood, 28 Feb 1782; she was the daughter of Josiah Trueblood.
A Pedigree Chart I found in the LDS library in Salt Lake, along with a sheet of references, gave Ephraim two marriage - to an Isabel and then Tamer - surnames unknown. His son Ephraim, by Isabel, is the one that married Ruth Trueblood. Ruth married 2nd to Griffith Sawyer after Ephraim's death.






Nathan OVERMAN4 was born on 26 January 1725.2

Nathan married Mary Symon, Jan 1748. She was born 1724, d. 20 Nov 1773 at age 49 years.



Isaac OVERMAN4 was born on 26 June 1727.2 He died on 1 February 1785 at the age of 57 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.4

Isaac married Mary Evans, 2 Feb 1747, Pasquotank Co, NC, at the Narrows Friend Meeting [I have not found this meeting's records.] Mary was b. 10 Apr 1728, Pasquotank and died 12 Mar 1779, in the same place.
He married (2) to Miriam Trueblook, 25 Jan 1784. He died 1785, Pasquotank.