He was the son of Judge William Furman (1765–1852). From 1814 to 1816, he attended Columbia Academy, in Bergen Square.
In 1824, he published Notes Geographical and Historical, Relating to the Town of Brooklyn in Kings County on Long Island (on-line version; 117 pages).
He was a justice of the Brooklyn Municipal Court from 1827 to 1830.
Assemblyman Gabriel Furman (1756–1844) was his uncle.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 132f and 141; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- A History of the City of Brooklyn by Henry R. Stiles (1869; Vol. II, pg. 41f)
- Two biographical sketches of Gabriel Furman
- Furman genealogy
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