Josias Furman1,2

M, #439, b. circa 1632, d. 1709
Last Edited: 22 Dec 2013


Father: John Furman1

Family 1:

Alice (?)

Family 2:

Family 3:

Mary Strickland b. s 1653


Rebecca Furman1 b. 24 Aug 1693, d. 26 Sep 1752


  • Note*: "settled in Hempstead, L.I., where he appears in records as early as 1657...He was of Newton, L.I., by 1666."1
  • Note: "Gabriel Furman, from whom most of the Furmans of this town [Newtown] are descended, was the son of John and Margaret Furman; the said John, whose death occurred in 1726, being the son of Josias Furman, who, with a brother John, came hither from Hempstead, L.I., during Gov. Stuyvesant's time. These are supposed to have been the sons of John Furman, from Wales, who became a freeman in Mass., in 1631. The Welsh origin of the Newtown Furmans, is a matter of tradition. These two brothers acquired lands in the town, and John d. in 1677, a. 46, leaving a son Jonathan. Josias d. subsequent to 1703, having sons John, Josias, Joseph, David, Samuel, and Jonathan."2
  • Note: Footnote attached to "Children of Josias Furman by first wife or wives:*"
    "* No evidence has been seen that Alice or Angelche was wife of Josias as early as the probably birth dates of the older children, and the name does not seem to have been handed down."3


  1. [S103] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Strickland Notes."
  2. [S226] James Riker Jr., Annals of Newtown.
  3. [S103] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Strickland Notes", p. 214.