Forman, Edward Deriden, was born in Pulaski November 30, 1841, a son of Alexander Forman, who was a Methodist
Episcopal preacher. The latter married Margaret E. O. Frye, whose father, Frederick Frye, was commissioned lieutenant
in the Revolutionary war, and later was commissioned colonel in the regular army, and was in command at Governor's
Island during the war of 1812, his son, Daniel M. serving as captain in the latter war. Alexander Forman and wife
had seven children, our subject being the sixth. The latter at the age of sixteen (1857) sailed on the whaleship
Ortez of New Bedford, with his brother, Frederick J., who was chief officer. They were gone three years, and touched
at all the prominent islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans, returning home after a prosperous voyage.
Altogether Mr. Forman was twelve years in the whaling service and visited all the whaling grounds in the Atlantic,
Pacific, Arctic, Indian Oceans, the Azores, Samoan Island, New Zealand, Sandwich Islands, etc., making New Bedford
his point of departure and arrival. On his last voyage he was chief officer of the whaleship Sea Breeze of New
Bedford. In 1869-70 Mr. Forman was chief officer on various fine passenger steamers plying on the great lakes.
In 1871 he opened a large sale and boarding stable in Pulaski, which he has continued up to date, now having the
largest and most commodious stables in Northern New York. He has been many times honored by the citizens of Pulaski
with offices of public trust and responsibility. In 1870 he married Emily Adelle, daughter of John R. and Mary
J. (Kilburn) Greenwood, by whom he has two children, Louisa Adelle and Marshall Eugene. The grandfather of Alexander
was Josiah Forman, who was taken prisoner during the Revolution and died in the old prison ship in New York Bay.
Josiah Forman married Lucretia Conkling, who was connected with the Roscoe Conkling family, and Josiah was a cousin
of Judge Forman, a prominent factor in the early history of Syracuse, as well as one of her most influential and
Landmarks of Oswego County
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895
Oswego County, NY
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