William Dillard Foreman

19 September 1855–23 February 1881 (Age 25)
Cherokee, Texas, United States

The Life of William Dillard

When William Dillard Foreman was born on 19 September 1855, in Cherokee, Texas, United States, his father, Green Lucas Foreman, was 36 and his mother, Julia A. Henniss, was 30. He lived in Liberty, Texas, United States in 1860 and Bell, Texas, United States in 1870. He died on 23 February 1881, at the age of 25.

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Green Lucas Foreman
Julia A. Henniss
Margaret Foreman
Purity Ann Foreman
Martha Maranda Foreman
George Washington Foreman
Hugh Henry Foreman
John Wesley Foreman
Adolphus Baxter Foreman
William Dillard Foreman
Mary Alice Foreman
Mills Brigman Foreman

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World Events (7)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 6

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 10

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Forman 1 and 2.2 Respelling of North German Formann, a variant of Fuhrmann .

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

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Sources (2)

  • William Forman in household of W C Isaacks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • W D Foreman in household of G L Foreman, "United States Census, 1860"

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