Who was Tom Furman?
How related to Heywards.
Thomas DeSaussure Furman (b. 1915) was genealogist for the Heyward Family Association from the mid-1980’s until his death in 2008. He spent a lifetime researching early South Carolina families, including the Heywards. He grew up in Easley, SC, graduated from The Citadel, served as a naval officer in World War II and spent most of his working career as a professor of civil engineering at the University of Florida.
Tom Furman was a grandson of Caroline Simmons Heyward (1851 – 1916), who was a great-grand-daughter of Nathaniel Heyward (1766 – 1851), head of the Heyward family’s C-branch.
Hello. I am researching my Furman genealogy and have come across online multiple mentions of Thomas DeSaussure Furman’s similar research. With him gone, however, I can’t query him, nor can I find that he published his work online with the sole exception of this web address: https://archive.ph/hR5u8#selection-155.385-155.409 This material doesn’t provide source references for the data included and I would dearly love to find that out. Do you have any contact information for his family? I’m hoping they may still have his files or have donated them to a historical society. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please email me directly as I am unlikely to see a posting to this blog.
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