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4. EPHRAIM OVERMAN2,11 was born on 9 March 1681/2 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.1,9 He died on 9th da 2nd mo 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 1706 [13th day, 3rd month 1706 - Quaker dating - the 3rd month was actually May]
"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 County, NC Record of Deeds, 1700-1751, compiled by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman; Heritage Books, Inc., 1990
p.106. DB A, p.265
17 Jan 1721 Zach. Keaton with consent of wife Sarah Keaton and for the exchange of a Plantation with Ephraim Overman, sold all our right to the within patent and land. Signed: Zach (X) Kenaton, Sarah (S) Keaton. Wit: Jno. Brothers, Wm. (W) Brothers.
Ack. 17 Jan 1721. Regt. 7 Feb 1722
Zachariah Keaton sold this property, p.239, DB, p.233. 21 ____ 1723/4 Zachariah Keaton and wife Sarah, Pasquotank Precinct, Albemarle Co in consideration of 97 acres conveyed to us by Stephen Scott & Hannah his wife, sold 50 acres of land bounded as by a certain Deed from Thomas Mackie & Margery his wife to Ephraim Overman, dated 16 Aug 1709 ..part of tranct where sd Mackie dwelt and sold to Overman. The sd Ephraim Overman & Sarah his wife sold to me on 16 Jan as last may appear. Signed: Zacha (X) Keaton, Sarah (C) Keaton. Wit: Sarah Bull, Jno Palin, Zacha (X) Keaton.

Quaker records:
Ephraim Overman Senor departed this life the 9th of the 2nd month in the year 1732. In Quaker dating, the 2nd month was actually April.

Pasquotank County, NC Record of Deeds, 1700-1751, compiled by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman; Heritage Books, Inc., 1990
p.217 DB C, p.343
7 July 1733 Joseph Overman of prect of Pasquotank. Henry Duke of Beaufort Palatine, died by patent dated 4 Oct 1714 given and grant unto Stephen Scot, a tract of 230 acres. ...Thos. Kirk's corner tree in Stephen Scott's line; Jas. Gads line. Which land was formerly for William Reed and by his assigned to Joseph Jourdan and by sd. Jordan sold to Patrick Quidley and by sd. Quidley sold to Stephen Scot and by the sd. Scot given by Will to his son Stephen Scot and by his son Stephen Scot sold to Ephraim Overman. Joseph Overman being son and Heir to the said Ephraim Overman, in consideration of 30£ paid, sold to my Brother Ephraim Overman, 200 acres. Signed: Joseph (I) Overman. Wit: Daniel Chancey, Will. Chancey, Ann Overman, Sarah (SO) Overman. Ack Oct Court, 1733. Regt. Apr 1734.
p.239 DB B, p. 191
Joseph Overman, a tract of 204 acres on the SW side of Pasquotank River, back of Henry Pendleton, which land after the death of Lawrence Keaton was possessed by his brother Zachariah Keaton and by sd. Zachariah conveyed to Ephriam Overman. Now I the said Joseph Overman being Son and Heir to sd Epraim Overman in consideration of 60£ sold to Daniel Chancey the about mentioned tract on the SE side of a certain Swamp, 104 acres. Signed: Joseph (I) Overman. Wit: Willm. Davis, Jonathan Reding. Ack. 13 Jan 1735. Regt. 14 Feb 1735
DB B, p.192-3
5 Jan 1735 His Excelly. John Lord Carteret, Palatine, granted to Ephriam Overman a tract of 40 acres beginning at a gum on Lawrence Keaton's line, Kirk's corner tree. Land formerly granted by patent to John Peggs, 20 Nov 1723 and by him elapsed for not seating and planting and is now become due to sd Ephraim Overman, 6 Aug 1728. Witness our trusty & well beloved. Sr. Richd. Everard, Bart. Governor. Signed: Richd Everard, Richd Sauderson, E. Mosely, Thos. Pollock, Wm. Reed, C. Gale, J. Palin. Recorded in the Secy's office, Robt. Forster, Dept. Secy.
Joseph Overman, son and Heir to the within mentioned Ephraim Overman for the consideration of 10£ sold to Danl. Chancey the within mentioned patent. Signed: Joseph (I) Overman. Wit: Wm. Davis, Jonathan Reding. Ack. 13 Jan 1735. Regt. 14 Feb 1735.


So apparently Joseph disposed of the following lands that Ephraim owned: 40 acres by patent, adj Lawrence Keaton & Kirk; 200 acres sold to him by Stephen Scot (inherited by son Joseph) 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

According to an account online from another descendant, Hinshaw did not copy everything from the Quaker records. Apparently four years after Sarah married Nathaniel Martin, he was disowned. Supposedly Sarah had gone to the Friends Colony in Opecking, VA to visit a married daughter and while she was away, Nathaniel got their young housekeeper pregnant. Sarah requested a permanent transfer of her membership which was unusual without the husband, but the transfer was granted and she moved to her daughter's home permanently. The following record would indicate she at least returned to file for her sons inheritance after Nathaniel's death.

North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979," index and images
Pasquotank County, NC - Sarah Martin, widow of Nathaniel Martin, petitions the court for the part of his estate that belongs to her sons, Nathan and Isaac Overman, orphans of Ephraim Overman, she being appointed guardian over them. Nathaniel Martin received the estate by intermarrying with Sarah Overman, he being lately deceased. The petition is dated 19 January 1743.
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EPHRAIM OVERMAN and SARAH BELMAN had the following children:

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ABIGAIL OVERMAN.

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Joseph OVERMAN10 was born on 1 October 1711 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.2,12 He died on 24 September 1737 at the age of 25 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.

Apparently married twice, but had no children, and no wife survived Joseph, as his Will left everything to his brothers.

Pasquotank County, NC Record of Deeds, 1700-1751, compiled by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman; Heritage Books, Inc., 1990
p.217 DB C, p.343
7 July 1733 Joseph Overman of prect of Pasquotank. Henry Duke of Beaufort Palatine, did by patent dated 4 Oct 1714 given and grant unto Stephen Scot, a tract of 230 acres. ...Thos. Kirk's corner tree in Stephen Scott's line; Jas. Gads line. Which land was formerly for William Reed and by his assigned to Joseph Jourdan and by sd. Jordan sold to Patrick Quidley and by sd. Quidley sold to Stephen Scot and by the sd. Scot given by Will to his son Stephen Scot and by his son Stephen Scot sold to Ephraim Overman. Joseph Overman being son and Heir to the said Ephraim Overman, in consideration of 30£ paid, sold to my Brother Ephraim Overman, 200 acres. Signed: Joseph (I) Overman. Wit: Daniel Chancey, Will. Chancey, Ann Overman, Sarah (SO) Overman. Ack Oct Court, 1733. Regt. Apr 1734.
p.239 DB B, p. 191
Joseph Overman, a tract of 204 acres on the SW side of Pasquotank River, back of Henry Pendleton, which land after the death of Lawrence Keaton was possessed by his brother Zachariah Keaton and by sd. Zachariah conveyed to Ephriam Overman. Now I the said Joseph Overman being Son and Heir to sd Epraim Overman in consideration of 60£ sold to Daniel Chancey the about mentioned tract on the SE side of a certain Swamp, 104 acres. Signed: Joseph (I) Overman. Wit: Willm. Davis, Jonathan Reding. Ack. 13 Jan 1735. Regt. 14 Feb 1735
p.239 DB B, p.192-3
5 Jan 1735 His Excelly. John Lord Carteret, Palatine, granted to Ephriam Overman a tract of 40 acres beginning at a gum on Lawrence Keaton's line, Kirk's corner tree. Land formerly granted by patent to John Peggs, 20 Nov 1723 and by him elapsed for not seating and planting and is now become due to sd Ephraim Overman, 6 Aug 1728. Witness our trusty & well beloved. Sr. Richd. Everard, Bart. Governor. Signed: Richd Everard, Richd Sauderson, E. Mosely, Thos. Pollock, Wm. Reed, C. Gale, J. Palin. Recorded in the Secy's office, Robt. Forster, Dept. Secy.
Joseph Overman, son and Heir to the within mentioned Ephraim Overman for the consideration of 10£ sold to Danl. Chancey the within mentioned patent. Signed: Joseph (I) Overman. Wit: Wm. Davis, Jonathan Reding. Ack. 13 Jan 1735. Regt. 14 Feb 1735.
p.274 DB B, p.282
Joseph Overman son of Ephraim Overman of Pasquotank County departed this Life the 24th day of September Anno Dom 1737.

Abstracts of North Carolina Wills; NC Sect of State, 1910
Online at Eastern North Carolina Digital Library
http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/
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

CD "Genealogical Records: Early NC Settlers 1700s-1900s"
Will of Joseph Overman, Pasquotank. Dated 22 Sep 1739. Probate Oct 1739. Nathaniel Martin. Brothers Ephraim, Nathan & Jesse. [the only known brother of Joseph, son of Jacob & Rebecca is Thomas - not named here]
EARLY RECORDS OF NC, VOL. II; Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.
p.437/48 Joseph Overman Inventory to include notes from James Pritchard, Joseph Parker and John Bellman. Attested by Nathaniel Martin who made affirmation being a Quaker on 20 Aug 1740.

From the Barber manuscript and in old FamilySearch notes:
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. The following doesn't make sense, either, if Joseph died in 1737 - one Joseph Overman's wife was nee Martha Pritchard, widow of Nehemiah White.
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 1, p. 66, by William Wade Hinshaw has:
OVERMAN
1738, 9, 1. Joseph ltm Sarah Griffin (liberty to marry) Perquimans Monthly Meeting
p.157
OVERMAN
1753, 3, 1. Joseph ltm Martha White Pasquotank Monthly Meeting
1754, 12. 5. Martha Overman, w. Joseph & relict of Nehemiah White: her rights in estate of Joshua White in question.
p.122 Martha Overman d. 5-19-1788 in her 76th year, dt. Benjamin Prichard & w. to Nehemiah Whiate & afterward to Joseph Overman

Some of the confusion may result from the fact that it appears Joseph's son William did indeed marry a lady who was nee Martha White:
From Quaker MM records:
Martha Overman Wife of William Overman, daughter of Nehemiah White Departed this Life the 10th day 5th month, 1772. [This would suggest that Nehemiah White - if the same man who was the first husband of Martha Pritchard - had been married before he married Martha Pritchard and this was a daughter of that earlier union.]
William Overman, Son of Joseph and Martha Overman Departed this Life the 4 (or 11 day) of the 12th month 1774 near one o'clocki.

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Ann OVERMAN.

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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 marriages - 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.

Pasquotank County, NC Record of Deeds, 1700-1751, compiled by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman; Heritage Books, Inc., 1990
p.217 DB C, p.343
7 July 1733 Joseph Overman of prect of Pasquotank. Henry Duke of Beaufort Palatine, did by patent dated 4 Oct 1714 given and grant unto Stephen Scot, a tract of 230 acres. ...Thos. Kirk's corner tree in Stephen Scott's line; Jas. Gads line. Which land was formerly for William Reed and by his assigned to Joseph Jourdan and by sd. Jordan sold to Patrick Quidley and by sd. Quidley sold to Stephen Scot and by the sd. Scot given by Will to his son Stephen Scot and by his son Stephen Scot sold to Ephraim Overman. Joseph Overman being son and Heir to the said Ephraim Overman, in consideration of 30£ paid, sold to my Brother Ephraim Overman, 200 acres. Signed: Joseph (I) Overman. Wit: Daniel Chancey, Will. Chancey, Ann Overman, Sarah (SO) Overman. Ack Oct Court, 1733. Regt. Apr 1734.

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Sarah OVERMAN.

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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.

Pasquotank Quaker MM records
Mary Overman, wife of Nathan Overman Departed this Life the 20th day of the 11th month, in the 49th year of Her rage and as She Lived a quiet and Peaceable Life, she Died Peaceably and quiet.

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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 Trueblood, 25 Jan 1784. He died 1785, Pasquotank.