These Beekmans lived on Pearl Street while Jacob was on his way to establishing himself in the community before an untimely death in March 1739. His will left a considerable estate for the use of his widow. Previously, she had inherited from her father - a one-time mayor of Albany.
Debora Hansen Beekman did not enjoy a long life either. Although she was left use of the estate of her husband in his will filed in 1738, she died in December 1745 at the age of fifty-two. She was buried from the Albany Dutch church. Her son, Johannes, was appointed mayor of Albany in 1783.
first posted: 10/20/03