Miriam Overman

Female1 June 1764–April 1807

Brief Life History of Miriam

When Miriam Overman was born on 1 June 1764, in Perquimans, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Overman Sr, was 30 and her mother, Hannah Scott, was 29. She married John Hollowell on 21 January 1786, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died in April 1807, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 42.

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John Hollowell
Miriam Overman
Marriage: 21 January 1786
Henry Hollowell
Eliza Hollowell
Jesse Hollowell
Mary Hollowell
Sarah Hollowell
Jonathan Hollowell
Eli Hollowell
Aaron Hollowell
John Hollowell

Sources (6)

  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Miriam Overman Hollowell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1786Wayne, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 12

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 12

    North Carolina is the 12th state.

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

    Age 23

    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

    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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