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Family of Long Island
Carman Family has been on Long Island since 1643 when a
purchase of land was made by the Rev. Robert Fordham and John Carman
from the Indians. These English settlers arranged a patent the
following year in 1644. The immigrant ancestor for most of the
Carmans on Long Island was John Carman, mentioned above. He
arrived in the New World in 1631 and after 12 years in theMassachusetts
Company and Plymouth Colonies, he migrated south to Long Island.
had three known sons and one daughter.John Jr. settled in Hempstead and
Long Island lineages descend from him. Son, Caleb, migrated south
New Jersey. Son, Joshua had no offspring and probably never
Apparently he was afflicted with a handicap. John Carman's
Abigail married Benjamin Coe, son of the Puritan Robert Coe.
Coe was a prominent citizen of Jamaica, Long Island. A son of
Carman Jr., Caleb married into the prominent Seaman Family of Long
She was a daughter of the famous Capt. John Seaman. The Carman history
filled with adventure. From establishing early mills, to fighting
both sides during the American Revolution. Like many families on Long
the Carmans split over the fight for independence. As a matter of
in the Family of Benjamin Carman; one son became a Colonel in the new
Republic while his brother departed for Canada after the War with many
like all colonial genealogy, is very fragmentry Evidence for some
statements no longer exists while new evidence has refuted other
things, and several different theories have woven different
stories for the same few facts. While most of the
following details are fairly well accepted there will probably always
some disagreement over others.
by Daniel Carman
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 13 Dec 98
The Carman Meeting
Place Web Site also sponsors a very large Carman Surname researcher
Additional Carman information can
be found at "Carman Genealogy"
& "Carman Web Space" at Roots-Web http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~carman
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