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 CHRISTOPHER BEEKMAN

Christopher Beekman (my ancestor), son of GERARDUS BEEKMAN and MAGDALENA ABEEL, was a merchant in New York City, and lived in Flatbush, Long Island. He moved from there to a farm at Six Mile Run, New Jersey. His will, bearing the date May 6, 1724, and recorded in Liber A at page 326 of East Jersey wills at Trenton, N.J. In it he mentions his wife, Mary, and appointed her and his brothers Dr. William Beekman and Gerardus Beekman, merchants of New York City, as his executors and mentions all of his children except Aaron who died before him.

Children of CHRISTOPHER BEEKMAN and MARIA (Delano) DE LANOY are:
1. AARON BEEKMAN, b. Bet. 1701-1722; d. Bef. 1724. Died in infancy.
2. MARIA BEEKMAN, b. Bet. 1702-1724; d. Bet. 1742-1809; m. GERARDUS BEEKMAN, Bet. 1742-1777; b. 24; d. Bet. 1742-1815. Gerardus and Maria were first cousins.
3. CORNELIA BEEKMAN, b. 1709; d. Bet. 1710-1803; m. CAPTAIN JOHN MACHETT.
4. MAGDALENE BEEKMAN, b. 1711; d. Bet. 1712-1805; m. ISAAC SKILLMAN; b. 1706; d. Bet. 1731-1797.
5. ADRIANUS BEEKMAN, b. 1713; d. Bet. 1714-1803.
6. CHRISTOPHER BEEKMAN, (my ancestor) b. 1715, Middlesex, NJ; d. 1764, Griggstown, NJ; m. Sarah Cox.
7. ABRAHAM BEEKMAN, b. 1725; d. Bet. 1726-1815; m. ANN GUEST, June 17, 1745.
8. GERARDUS CHRISTOPHER BEEKMAN, b. August 06, 1707; d. 1778. He married CATHARINE VAN DYKE Bet. 1738-1768, daughter of JAN VAN DYKE and ANNA VERKERK. She was born April 12, 1708, and died Bet. 1752-1803.
Children of GERARDUS CHRISTOPHER BEEKMAN and CATHARINE VAN DYKE are:
1. CHRISTOPHER BEEKMAN, b. 1730; d. November 16, 1829; m. MARTHA VEGHTE, Bet. 1769-1801; b. 1741; d. November 30, 1817.
2. MARY BEEKMAN, b. 1733; d. June 1819; m. THOMAS SKILLMAN, Bet. 1761-1793; b. 1727; d. December 1809.
3. GERARDUS BEEKMAN, b. February 20, 1736; d. March 19, 1822; m. AELTJE GRIGGS, Bet. 1767-1801; b. Bet. 1732-1752; d. Bet. 1767-1836.
4. ANN BEEKMAN, b. March 15, 1737; d. November 16, 1816; m. GARRET VOORHEES, Bet. 1770-1804; b. March 15, 1739; d. November 16, 1816.
5. ABRAHAM BEEKMAN, b. July 27, 1739; d. March 25, 1817; m. ANN VOORHEES, May 03, 1776; b. 1752; d. May 25, 1817.
6. CATHERINE BEEKMAN, b. Abt. 1743; d. Bet. 1771-1837.
7. MAGDALENE BEEKMAN, b. Abt. 1747; d. Bet. 1775-1841.
8. CORNELIA BEEKMAN, b. August 07, 1750; d. September 02, 1808; m. ABRAHAM STRYKER, December 09, 1775; b. January 10, 1752; d. November 02, 1827.

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