John Forman

Male31 July 1819–7 May 1876

Brief Life History of John

When John Forman was born on 31 July 1819, in Shepshed, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Mattershaw Forman, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Start, was 36. He married Elizabeth Adey on 15 September 1840, in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Bethlehem, Albany, New York, United States in 1860 and Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 7 May 1876, in Sand Lake, Rensselaer, New York, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Old Mount Ida Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Forman
Ann Adey
Marriage: 28 February 1847
James H. Forman
Hyrum Forman
Mary Elizabeth Forman
Thomas Henry Forman
Samuel Moroni Forman
Maranie Forman
Heber Clark Forman
Eva Forman
Martha Anne Forman
Aaron Mottishaw Forman
Alma Forman

Sources (39)

  • John Forman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Foreman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975" Christening date
  • John Forman, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1847Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 1

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 8

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 17

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name for a leader or spokesman for a group, from Middle English fore-man ‘foreman, reeve’ (from the Old English prefix fore- ‘foremost’ + mann ‘man’). The word is attested in this sense from the 15th century, but is not used specifically for the leader of a gang of workers before the late 16th century.

    English: variant of Fordman with loss of -d-, from Middle English ford ‘ford’ (Old English ford) + man, denoting either a dweller by or a keeper of a ford. Compare Forder .

    Americanized form of German Fohrmann (see Fohrman ).

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

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    John Forman John Forman ,was born 31 July 1819,in Sheffield, Lestershire, England. A son of William Montishaw Forman and Elizabeth Start,a daughter of …

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