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Beekman Family

 CHRISTOPHER BEEKMAN, Jr.

CHRISTOPHER BEEKMAN, Jr., son of CHRISTOPHER BEEKMAN and MARIA (Delano) DE LANOY, was born 1715 in Middlesex, NJ, and died of smallpox in 1764 in Griggstown, NJ. He married SARA COX November 12, 1741, daughter of WILLIAM COX and CATHERINE LONGFIELD. She was born March 11, 1726, and died June 22, 1797 in Loudoun County, VA. In 1766, she married William Allen and they moved to Virginia where her daughter Catherine Skillman lived.

Children of CHRISTOPHER BEEKMAN and SARA COX are:
1.  CHRISTOPHER BEEKMAN, b. Abt. 1740; d. New York. Christopher was Surveyor General in North Carolina. He went back to Princeton, NJ and died in New York.
2.  CATHERINE BEEKMAN, b. 1742; d. Scioto Township, Pike Co. Ohio; m. (1) JOHN SKILLMAN; d. Loudoun County, VA; m. (2) JESSE EDWARDS.
Child of CATHERINE BEEKMAN and JOHN SKILLMAN is:
1. CHRISTOPHER SKILLMAN.
3.  JAMES A. BEEKMAN, b. 1744. He may have died as a prisoner of the British in the Revolutionary War. There is a Bounty land Record for him.
4.  My ancestor, JOHN BEEKMAN was born 1750, and died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Adams County, Ohio. He married E. LEWIS.
5.   SARAH BEEKMAN, b. 1751; d. 1826, Adams County, Ohio; m. PETER WYCKOFF; b. 1745; d. 1819, Adams County, Ohio.
6.  WILLIAM BEEKMAN, b. August 27, 1755, New Jersey; d. June 13, 1834, Pike County, Ohio; m. SARAH FURMAN, July 1781, New Jersey; b. July 10, 1761; d. June 24, 1847, Pike County, Ohio.
7. ELIZABETH BEEKMAN, b. 1763; d. Pike County, Ohio, m. (1) ABRAHAM WYCKOFF, m. (2) JOHN BRUMLEY; b. 1734; d. 1818, Pike County, Ohio.

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