Name: EDWARD FORMAN I
Birth: 1725 in Virginia
Death: 1805 in Bayou Chicot, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
Reference Number: D-377
On 10-16-1779 after raids by so-called patriot, John Willing, into the British West Florida settlements of Natchez, Baton Rouge and Manchac, Edward Foreman and 18 others signed oaths of allegiance to the "United Independent States of North America" in the presence of Capt. Pickles who had captured the British armed vessel on Lake Ponchartrain.
"We whose names or marks are here unto set and subscribed, being settlers and inhabitants on Lake Ponchartrain between the Bayou La Combe and River Tanchipaho, do hereby acknowledge ourselves to be natives as well as true and faithful subjects the the United Independent States of North America. An whereas on the tenth day of last month, William Pickles, captain of the navy of the said States, did arrive in this lake and made prize of the English armed sloop, West Florida, who had kept possession of the lake for near two years before, and the said William Pickles, Esquire, did on the twenty first of the same month, land some of his people, and take possession of this settlement and gave us all the protection against indians and others that his force would admit of. and suffered us to remain on our possessions till further orders; we, therefore, consider ourselves belonging to the said States, and are willing to remain there and enjoy our property and privileges unter them, the said United States.
October 16, 1779
Signed by: Gerard Brandon, Alex McCollough, James Mosely, Mary Smith, Samuel Smith, James Farro, Abel Geffegon, EDWARD FOREMAN, Wm. Dakimore, Jacob Ambrose, Frederic Spell, Benj. Curtis, Wm. Fisher, Paul Pigg, Daniel Tuttle, Matt McCollough, Francis Fisher, John spell, Wm. Steel.
August 18,1758 Noted in South Carolina Gazette as "Master of the Brig "Pretty Peggy"
1772 Entered British West Florida with McCollough Spell
1776 Granted 500 acres on the North Shore of Lake Ponchartrain
1790 Moved to Placquemine Brulee in Spanish Louisiana (now Acadia Parish)
REBECCA RAVCOE b: ABT 1725 in Virginia
- MARGARET "PEGGY" FORMAN b: 1748 in Virginia
- EDWARD FORMAN II b: 1749 in Virginia
MARIE BURNETTE b: ABT 1730 in Virginia
in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
- ISHMAEL FORMAN b: 1752 in Virginia
- MARIE MARY FORMAN b: 1762 in North Carolina
- GEORGE FORMAN b: 11 MAY 1764 in Virginia
- EPHREM JOSEPH FOREMAN b: 1765 in Virginia
- JANE "GUINNY" FORMAN b: 1768 in Virginia
- SARAH ELIZABETH FORMAN b: 1768
- CATHERINE FORMAN b: 1775
- JAMES F. FORMAN b: 1779 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana