Isaac Newton Overman

Male11 September 1838–9 December 1863

Brief Life History of Isaac Newton

When Isaac Newton Overman was born on 11 September 1838, in Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, John B Overman, was 20 and his mother, Anna Mary Macy, was 18. He lived in Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 December 1863, in Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 25.

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John B Overman
Anna Mary Macy
Isaac Newton Overman
William Overman M.D.
Elizabeth Overman
Charles Overman
Oliver Overman
Zackariah T. Overman
Albert Overman
Amanda E Overman
Alva Overman
Flora Eusebia Overman

Sources (3)

  • Isaac N Overman in household of John Overman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isaac V Overman, "Indiana, Church Records, 1743-1966"
  • Isaac M Overman in household of John Overman, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (6)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 3

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 12

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

Dutch: status name from Middle Dutch overman ‘judge, arbitrator, go-between’.

Americanized form of German Overmann .

English (East Anglia): occupational name from Middle English overman ‘leader, ruler; supervisor, overseer’, perhaps also ‘judge, arbitrator’ (compare 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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