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Verdine Ellsworth Beekman

Male 1780 - 1806


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  • Born  1780  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 Sep 1806  New York City, New York (city), New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Goshen, Orange Co, New York, USA, -Goshen Presbyterian Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4052  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  Cornelia Miller,   b. 21 Sep 1787, Claverack, Columbia Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1861, Lafayette, Sussex Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1384  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Verdine Ellsworth Beekman was born 1780 in New York, the son of Thomas Beekman and Sarah Mathews. He married Cornelia Millier of Claverack in Columbia county New York. Verdine Beekman and Cornelia Miller were the parents of one daughter, Jane Elizabeth Beekman (married Joseph Northrup), who may have been born after her father's early death in 1806.Cornelia Miller Beekman was secondly married to James Ludlum.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      In the Name of God Amen, I Verdine E Beekman late of the City of New York Merchant being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind . . . devise and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Cornelia Beekman and to her Heirs and assigns all my Estate Real and personal . . . [no children named] . . . Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my trusty and faithful friend and father in Law Stephen Miller Esq sole Executor . . . twenty second day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six. Verdine Beekman. witness - Thomas Waters, Michael A Jones, Benjn P Beekman.
      [source] New York Wills and Probate Records Volume 46.

      New York Death Record - Ellsworth Beckman; age 26; died 23 Sep 1806; Goshen, New York, USA; burial First Presbyterian Church; cause Fever.

      from the Will of Verdine Elsworth of New York City, written 7 May 1805, proved 5 June 1810.
      . . My Tea Table Sett of plate . . unto Elizabeth Beekman daughter of Theophilus Beekman Esquire; . . .Verdine Elsworth Beekman, son of Thomas Beekman; . . . my relations Theophilus Beekman Esquire, and Samuel Gale of the City of New York . . all my lots houses and appurtenances situate in Maiden Lane in the City of New York, in the possession of Thomas Western and James Jarvis.
      Codicil to the Will of Verdine Elsworth, written 27 January 1807, proved 5 June 1810.
      Adjusts will after the death of two of the Legatees, Theophilus Beekman, and Verdine Elsworth Beekman, leaving their shares to their wives, heirs and assigns . . and The legacy given to . . Verdine Elsworth Beekman to be given to the child or children of the said Verdine Elsworth Beekman (if more than one) with which his widow is now pregnant, and failing that to Verdine Beekman's brother Fletcher.

      Application for Membership, Illinois State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
      Henry Carl Mulch, a descendant of Thomas Beekman, 31 May 1929
      Line of Descent
      Thomas Beekman (1753-1786), married Sarah Matthews, their son -
      Verdine (Jardine) Ellsworth Beekman, married Cornelia Miller, their daughter -
      Jane Elizabeth Beekman (1807-1857), married Joseph Northrup jr (1804-1845), married 1826, their son -
      Ellsworth Beekman Northrup (1829-1868), married Elizabeth Forristar (1840-1873), married 1858, their daughter -
      Nannie Ellsworth Northrup (1866), married John Henry Mulch (1855), married 1891, their son -
      Henry Carl Mulch (1895)

      The Stephen Miller House, also known as the Van Wyck-Miller House, is located along the NY 23 state highway in Claverack, New York. It is a wooden farmhouse dating from the late 18th century. It is representative of the type of house built by a successful businessman of that region and time period, combining the Federal style with Dutch Colonial elements common in earlier houses in the region. It has remained relatively intact with some later additions. In 1997 it and five other buildings on the ashery Miller ran were listed on the National Register of Historic Places . . . The house was built around 1790 by Miller, son of Cornelius Muller, whose brick Dutch house on the other side of Claverack is also listed on the Register. The younger man was among the first merchants in the community to set up shop on the east side, selling dry goods and buying or accepting as barter ash from recently cleared farmland to extract potash from.

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