Born: 1800 Kentucky
Froman was a resident of Vermilion County as early as 1828. After losing his election as the Whig candidate for the Illinois House of Representatives from Vermilion County in 1838, he won election in 1840. In 1850, he was a farmer in Vermilion County.
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Vermilion County, 291:18, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Vermilion County, IL, 262; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 316, 339.