Haddock's Centennial History of Jefferson County, N.Y., 1894, states that the Hon. Bemen Brockway was born in Southampton, Mass on April 12, 1815; and died in Watertown, NY on December 16, 1892. He was the editor of the daily Times and Reformer, and the first President of the Jefferson County Historical Society, having been elected at its' founding on May 10, 1886. Kimball's Watertown City Directory of 1880 - 1881 lists Mr. Brockway's address as 56 Stone street.
From Brookside Cemetery Records:
BROCKWAY BEMAN U 67 01L 1815 1892
Beman Brockway, son of Gideon and Nancy (Williams) Brockway.
Author: Brockway, Beman
Place: Watertown, NY
Genealogy of a Branch of the Descendants of Wolston Brockway, who Settled in Lyme, Connecticut about 1660
See also the site of Marion Estelle Cooper, a painting commissioned by Mr. Beman Brockway upon her death.