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Fletcher Mathews Beekman

Male 1778 - 1835


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  • Born  1778  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Apr 1835  Hudson, Columbia Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Hudson, Columbia Co, New York, USA, -Hudson City Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3939  markhamchest
    Last Modified  15 Jul 2018 

    Father  Thomas Beekman,   b. 15 Aug 1753, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1787, Ulster Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Mathews,   b. 1760, Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1785 
    Family ID  F1294  Group Sheet

    Family  Phebe Hathaway,   b. 22 Sep 1778, Hudson, Columbia Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1871, Hudson, Columbia Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Oct 1805  Hudson, Columbia Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1383  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Fletcher Mathews Beekman was born in 1777 in New York, the son of Thomas Beekman and Sarah Mathews. He married Phebe Hathaway and resided in the community of Hudson in Columbia county New York. Fletcher Beekman and Phebe Hathaway were the parents of four identified children, Thomas A Beekman (married Maria Canique); John H Beekman (died young), Cornelia A Beekman, and Sarah H Beekman. They may have had other children.

      Abstract of the Will of Thomas Beekman written 30 Dec 1786 and probated 5 Apr 1787; Thomas Beekman of Ulster co, gentleman, to nephew Thomas Beekman, to children Fletcher E Beekman, Verdine Elsworth Beekman, Henry W Beekman and Sarah Beekman. Real and personal property (gold sleeve buttons marked TB). Executors, brothers James and Theophilus Beekman, both of New York City. Witnesses: Henry Williams, Cathalina Matthews, Fletcher Matthews of Willkill Precinct.

      On 22nd October 1803 Mary Mathews and her nephews Fletcher Mathews Beekman and Verdine Ellsworth Beekman sold to John Nicoll their "parts" in property in the town of New Windsor, that had come down to them from Vincent Mathews, their grandfather and great-grandfather. True Record entered February 1813; from - Orange County New York Deed Book O, pages 375-379.

      Fletcher Beekman of NYC married 31 October 1805 Phebe Hathaway, daughter of Capt John of Hudson.

      Fletcher M Beekman, from NY married at Hudson, to Miss Phebe Hathaway, daughter of John Hathaway, of this place.
      [source] Newspaper Extract; 16 November 1805.

      29 July 1801 - The following Report was read & agreed to by the Board.
      Weighmasters Report.
      That from a variety of testimony produced to the Committee it appears that Daniel Kemper one of the weighmasters appointed by this Board employs from 3 to 4 deputies; that some of them are only common Labourers unacquainted with Accounts unskillfull in that business & have made some great mistakes, that Mr Kemper although he does but little of the business himself, yet by his influence & through his deputies engrosses a principal part of the Weighing business of the City, whilst other weighmasters are unemployed a Considerable part of their time. The Committee believe if this practice be permitted of weighmaster to appoint deputies it will be a means of the business being engrossed in the hands of one person . . The Committee further Report, that Fletcher M. Beekman occasionally employs his Brother to Weigh with his Scales, probably he has been led to it by the example of others, the Committee recommend that Mr Beekman be informed that he must cease to employ any person to Weigh for him & that the Board expects he will give his personal attendance to it. All which is Submitted by - Selah Strong, Joshua Barker, Jn P Ritter.
      [source] Minutes of the Common Council of the City of New York; published 1917.

      6 April 1802 - Resolved that the Mayor be authorized to appoint a Deputy Weighmaster, during the illness of Fletcher Beekman.
      [source] Minutes of the Common Council of the City of New York; published 1917.

      23 July 1804 - The resignation of Fletcher M Beekman as one of the Public Weighers was received and accepted.
      [source] Minutes of the Common Council of the City of New York; published 1917.

      John Hathaway of Hudson, New York. Will dated 10 July 1813, probated June 1818.
      Mentions - wife Sarah, daughters - Eliza Hathaway, Marietta Hathaway, Sally wife of Seth Jenkins, Phebe, wife of Fletcher M Beekman, Beulah, wife of Cornelius Miller.
      Executors - wife Sarah, Cornelius Miller, Seth Jenkins, Fletcher M Beekman.
      [source] Calendar of Wills of Columbia County New York.

      State of New York - In Chancery - In pursuance of a decretal order made by the court of chancery, will be sold at the Merchants Exchange on the ninth day of March . . . [describes considerable property related to Garrett B Abeel in New York City] . . . being the same premises as were conveyed to the said Garret B Abeel, in part, by Verdine E Beekman, by deed dated 4th day of September 1805 and recorded in the office of Register of the City and County of New York, Liber 269 of conveyances, page 455 - in part by Fletcher M Beekman and Pheobe his wife, by deed dated 28th Nov 1805, and recorded in said Registers office in Liber 269, page 339, in part by said Fletcher M and wife and Verdine and wife by deed dated 9the day of August 1806, and recorded in the office of Register of the City and County of New York in Liber 269 of conveyances, page 331, and in part by Elizabeth Beekman, widow and sole executrix of Theophilus E Beekman, deceased, Elizabeth Beekman and Theophilus Beekman, heirs at law of the said Theophilus E Beeman by deed dated 6th January 1812, and recorded in the office of Register of the City and County of New York in Liber 96 of conveyances, page 310.
      [source] Evening Post (New York City); 30 January 1833.

      New Store - Fletcher M Beekman Offers for sale at the Green Store, nearly opposite the Bee-Office, in Warren Street, the following articles which he will dispose of low for cash, or most kinds of country produce - Dry Good [lengthy list of fabrics and trims] - Groceries - St Croix Rum, Cogniac Brandy, Holland Gin, Sherry Wine, Hyson, hyson-skin and souchong Teas, Loaf lump and brown Sugars, Coffee, Pepper, Alspice, Ginger, Plug and paper Tobacco. Hudson October 10, 1806.
      [source] Bee (Hudson New York); 9 December 1806.

      City and county of New York, Surrogates Office - Whereas Philip S Parker and Fletcher M Beekman, administrators with the will annexed of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits which were of Verdine Elsworth Beekman, late of the city of New York, merchant, deceased, have by their petition present to Silvanus Miller, esquire, Surrogate of the city and county aforesaid . . . personal estate of the deceased is insufficient to pay his debts . . . real estate whereof the said Verdine Elsworth died seized should not be sold as will be sufficient to pay his debts. Silvanus Miller, dated 9 September 1808.
      [source] American Citizen (New York City), 28 September 1808.

      From the Columbia (Hudson) Republican Extra of July 20, 1825 - Destructive Fire - It is our melancholy duty to announce to our friends abroad, the occurrence of a very destructive fire, which broke out last evening in the populous part of our city. The particulars as far as we could gather them, at 3am are all follows: The fires broke out between 8 and 9 oclock in a stable occupied by Amiel Barnard . . We have enumerated the building destroyed as follows: . . . Warren street, North Side - A dwelling house belonging to and occupied by Fletcher M Beekman, Esq . . .
      [source] Dutchess Observer (Poughkeepsie New York); 27 July 1825.

      Died . . . On the 9th inst at Hudson NY of a short and serious illness, Fletcher M Beekman, Esq.
      [source] Christian Intelligencer (New York); 18 April 1835.

      1850 Census of Columbia county New York; Hudson
      Phoebe Beckman; 60 (1790) New York
      Cornelia Beckman; 30 (1820) New York
      Sarah H Beckman; 21 (1829) New York

      Notes for Fletcher Mathews Beekman; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2018; for Markham of Chesterfield website.