Little is known at this time about the family of Rebecca Ann Lamb. The daughter of Hezekiah Lamb and Hannah Small, she was born in 1852, in Grant County, Indiana.
She was married 21 March 1871, (probably in Riverton, Fremont County, Iowa) to John Q Overman, carpenter, son of Stephen Overman and Polly Moorman. (For a full account of these ancestors (See Overman and Moorman families in Part VIII).
From an old partially complete letter written by Walter V. Overman, and quoted in Mormon Archives, it states that John got his middle initial while in military service. John enlisted in the Civil War.; Date: On the Union side as a Corporal on 02 September 1863; Company C, 7th Cavalry Regiment Indiana; Transfered on 21 July 1865 from Company C to Company F; Mustered out Company C, 7th Cavalry Regiment Indiana on 18 February 1866
They were living in Riverton, Fremont County, Iowa, on the Census of 1800. They moved from Marion, Indiana, to Beatrice, Nebraska, where Ann had a millinery shop. According to Walter V Overman, widow Ann and girls were living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a few years before 1927.
At the time of her brother Hale’s death in 1932, Rebecca was living in Leavenworth, Kansas. One of sons disappeared and they never knew what happened to him.
On the Census of 1900, he was a Carpenter in Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska. At that time, they had been married 32 years, and 4 of their 6 children were still living.
John died before 1920; Rebecca died on 4 (or 9) July 1943, in Minneapolis, Hannepin County, Minnesota
From Diana Chapman Owen
OVERMAN, John, age 38, Carpenter, born Iowa, Father born Iowa, Mother born Iowa
OVERMAN, Rebecca, age 28, Iowa, Iowa, Iowa
OVERMAN, Grant S., age 31 born June 1868 Iowa, Mill Foreman, Owns home
OVERMAN, Maggie, age 31, born December 1868, married 8 years, 4 births/4 living, born Iowa. Father born Ireland, Mother born Canada/England
OVERMAN, Grant, age 42
OVERMAN, Maggie, age 41
1930 US Census, Orchard, Morgan County, Colorado
OVERMAN, Grant J, age 62, Proprieter, Owns Restaurant, Renting Home, Married 25 yrs
OVERMAN, Maggie M, age 62(Billie, you might be able to trace this restaurant, as there probably wasn't much in Orchard, Colorado in 1930)
Grant J Overman, son of Rebecca Ann Lamb and John Q Overman, was born in June 1868, in Iowa, probably Riverton, Fremont County, Iowa.
He was married about 1892, to Maggie, who was born December 1868 in Iowa. Her father was born in Ireland, and her mother was born in Canada or England. They probably moved to Beatrice Nebraska about the same time his parents did.
Grant was listed as a mill foreman on the Census of El Paso County, Colorado, in 1900, and owned his own home at 1005 Lincoln Ave, city not indicated.
On the Census of 1910, he was living in Colorado Springs, and there was a Kittie Lyman living with them. On the Census of 1930, he was living in Orchard, Monroe County, owned a restaurant, and lived in a rented home.