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Christopher Beekman

Birthplace: Flatlands, Long Island, NY
Death: Died in Trenton, Mercer, NJ
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Gerardus Beekman and Magdalena Beekman
Husband of Maria de Lanoy
Father of Gerardus Christopher Beekman, Jr.; Cornelia Machett; Magdalene Skillman; Aaron Beekman; Christopher Beekman and 3 others
Brother of Divertje Wilkes Beekman; Adrian Beekman; William Beekman; James Beekman; Gerard Beekman and 8 others

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About Christopher Beekman

First: Christopher Beekman's will, dated at New York City, May 6, 1724, witnessed by David Denis, Johannes Van Gelder and Abraham Governeur, probated June 19, 1724, and now on record in book A., of Wills, page 326, etc. The testator describes himself as a resident of the province of East Jersey.

He bequeaths five hundred pounds to his son Gerardus, then orders his executors to sell all his real estate, put the money out at interest on good security, and the interest to be paid to his wife Maria during her widowhood and until her death, for her and his children's maintenance; after her death the principal to be equally divided among his children and paid to them as they become of age or marry.

The children are named in the will as Gerardus, Adrain, Christopher and Abraham (four sons), and Cornelia, Magdalen, Maria and Catherine (four daughters).

Holgate in his A merican Genealogy, states that there were five sons and three daughters, and that one of the sons was named Aaron, this is a mistake as the names of the children in this will show; he asserts that Aaron Beekman resided at Lamington, Somerset Co., N. J., but does not say whether he married or gives any other particulars of his life, neither does he mention Catherine, the youngest daughter.

The testator died in the city of New York while on a visit to purchase machinery for a grist mill he was erecting on the Millstone River; he appoints his widow and his two brothers William and Geraradus, then merchants in New York City, his executors; this testator was the son of Dr. Gerardus Beekman by his wife Magdalen Abeel.

He was born Jan. 4, 1681, and married Jan. 28, 1704, Maria, a daughter of Abram Delanoy.

Source: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 33. Published: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (1902) Page 42-43.

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Christopher Beekman's Timeline

January 4, 1681
Flatlands, Long Island, NY
January 16, 1681
Flatlands, Long Island, NY
January 28, 1704
Age 23
Albany, Albany, New York, USA
August 6, 1707
Age 26
Flatbush, Kings, New York, USA
Age 27
<Albany, Albany, NY>
Age 29
<Albany, Albany, NY>
Age 31
<Albany, Albany, NY>
Age 33
<Albany, Albany, NY>
Age 38
Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey
Age 40
Somerset, New Jersey, USA