Gazlay Family History

FamilyDr. William Forman



Personal Information

Record Created: 14 November 2010; Last Edited: 4 December 2016 
NameWilliam Forman
Born 17 March 17391
Married to Mary ‘Polly’ Gazlay2
Died 4 July 1816 in Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York1, 3
Buried in Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery, Beacon, Dutchess County, New York1


Dr. Forman’s obituary provides brief biographical details:3


In the town of Fishkill, on the 4th July inst. Dr. William Forman, in the 78th year of his age. He was a surgeon’s mate in the old French war, under General Amherst--acted as a surgeon in several campaigns during the American revolution, and was much respected for his patriotism, and skill in his profession.


Spouse 1FamilyMary ‘Polly’ Gazlay (daughter of John Gazlay and Anna Ward)
Born 4 October 1747 in New York
Married to Dr. William Forman
Died 6 June 1805 in Menands, Albany County, New York
Children of Dr. William Forman and Mary ‘Polly’ Gazlay:
+1.FamilyAnna Nancy Forman
Born February 1764
Married to Francis Purdy
Died 28 May 1833
2.FamilyWilliam Foreman
+3.FamilySarah Forman
Married 17 June 1798 in Albany, Albany County, New York to Jesse Mott
+4.FamilyBenoni Bradner Forman
Born ca. 1785 in Albany County, New York
Married to Margaret Gaisley
5.FamilyDavid Foreman
+6.FamilyRev. Abraham Forman
Born 14 February 1789 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York
Married ca. 28 November 1829 in Geneseo, Livingston County, New York to Nancy Barnes
Died 22 August 1854 in Geneseo, Livingston County, New York


  1. Find a Grave (website). Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery, Beacon, Dutchess County, New York, William Forman, died 4 July 1816. Inscription: Physician, a. 77-3-17 [from record].
  2. Genealogy of the Gazlay Family, collated by Theodore Gazlay, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1890; unpublished. Transcription available at Gazlay Family History (website).
  3. Obituary, Columbian, New York, New York, 12 July 1816, Dr. William Forman, died 4 July 1816 in his 78th year of his age. The article provides brief biographical details.