John Forman

31 July 1819–7 May 1876 (Age 56)
Shepshed, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary 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
1819–1876
Ann Adey
1829–1905
Marriage: 28 February 1847
James H Forman
1847–1928
Hyrum Forman
1850–1930
Mary Elizabeth Forman
1857–1957
Thomas Henry Forman
1860–1944
Samuel Moroni Forman
1863–1863
Maranie Forman
1863–1863
Heber Clark Forman
1864–1867
Eva Forman
1864–
Martha Anne Forman
1867–1920
Aaron Mottishaw Forman
1869–1931
Alma Forman
1871–1871

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1847Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
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    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

    (1997: 5052;2007: 8876; 2010: 11894)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 .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Fourman
    Foreman
    Formanek
    Forder

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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 …

    Sources (39)

    • John Forman in entry for William Forman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • John Forman, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Forman, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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