Gazlay Family History

FamilyCaroline A. Forman


FatherBenoni Bradner Forman (ca. 1785 - )
MotherMargaret Gaisley (ca. 1815 - )

Personal Information

Record Created: 27 March 2016; Last Edited: 17 December 2016 
NameCaroline A. Forman
Born ca. 1842 in Albany County, New York1, 2, 3, 4
Married 1 July 1859 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York to George Carpenter Whitney5
Divorced 23 November 1872 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York from George Carpenter Whitney6


Spouse 1FamilyGeorge Carpenter Whitney
Born 15 September 1829 in Albany, Albany County, New York
Married 1 July 1859 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York to Caroline A. Forman
Children of Caroline A. Forman and George Carpenter Whitney:
+1.FamilyWillard Forman Whitney
Born 12 December 1861 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Married ca. 1886 to Ida A. Phelps


  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Kings County, Brooklyn, Page 111, family of Benoni B. Forman (75, N.Y.); Margaret Forman (45, N.Y.); Mary E. Forman (24, N.Y., tailoress); Caroline Forman (18, N.Y.); Cornelia H. Forman (12, N.Y.).
  2. New York State Census, 1865, Kings County, Brooklyn, Ward 14, Page 37, family of Benj. [sic] B. Forman (81, Albany); wife Margaret Forman (48, Albany, 5 children); child Emely O. Forman (28, Albany, 1 child, plain sewing); child Caroline Whitney (24, Albany, 1 child); child Ann H. Forman (16, Troy); child [sic, probably grandchild] Willard F. Forman (3 6/12, Kings).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, King County, Brooklyn, Page 110, family of Wenoni [sic] Forman (87, New York, silversmith); wife Margaret Forman (57, New York); Mary Forman (33, New York, tailoress); Caroline [sic, probably is actually Cornelia] Forman (22, New York, tailoress). Living next door is their married daughter Caroline and her family: George Whitney (32, New York, silversmith); Caroline Whitney (28, New York, tailoress); Willard Whitney (7, New York); Ida O Mearah (12, New York).
  4. New York State Census, 1892, Kings County, Brooklyn, 7th Election District, 26th Ward, Page 13, Willard Whitney (29, pipefitter); Ida Whitney (26); Agnes Whitney (5); Edward Whitney (2); Caroline Furman (48, seamstress). [Note: the first child seem to be misidentified in this census; other more reliable records show the elder child as son Ernest. Caroline is believed to be Willard’s mother, shown in this census record with her maiden name Forman misspelled as Furman.]
  5. The Whitney Family of Connecticut, and its affiliations, Being and Attempt to Trace the Descendants, as well in the Female as in the Male Lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878, Volumes I and II. By Stephen Whitney Phoenix. New York: Privately Printed, 1878. Pages 427, 1072, entries for George Carpenter Whitney married to Carolyn Forman, and their son Willard.
  6. Divorce, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, New York, 5 July 1873, Carolyn A. Whitney agst. George C. Whitney - Decree of divorce granted November 23, 1872.