Thomas Beekman


Thomas Beekman Famous memorial

Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA
Death 2 Feb 1870 (aged 79)
Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA
Burial Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 36394607 View Source

US Congressman. He studied law, became an attorney and farmer, and settled in Smithfield, Madison County, New York, where he served in local offices including Town Clerk. He was active in the New York Militia, serving as aide-de-camp to the commander of its 17th Division. He was also active in the Anti-Masonic movement of the late 1820s and early 1830s. In 1828 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as an Anti-Jacksonian, serving one term, 1829 to 1831. In 1831 he was an unsuccessful Anti-Masonic candidate for the New York Senate. He later moved back to Kinderhook, New York, where he farmed, practiced law, was active in several businesses, including serving on the Kinderhook National Bank Board of Directors, and served as Columbia County Excise Commissioner from 1857 to 1859. After his retirement in the 1860s Beekman spent summers in Kinderhook and winters living with his daughter in New York City, New York.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 26 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 36394607
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Beekman (4 Jul 1790–2 Feb 1870), Find a Grave Memorial ID 36394607, citing Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery, Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .