NEHGS is pleased to launch, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, a newly formatted and updated database featuring Frank J. Doherty’s groundbreaking work, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York: An Historical and Genealogical Study of All the 18th Century Settlers in the Patent.
The Settlers of the Beekman Patent contains data on over thirteen hundred families who settled in the Beekman Patent, an original land grant given to Col. Henry Beekman in 1697 by the English Crown and the second largest patent in present-day Dutchess County. Many emigrants from New England lived in and passed through the Beekman Patent on their way west. Others, such as the Palatines and Quakers (almost all from New England), were early settlers and remained for several generations or more. The area of study includes the towns of Beekman, Dover, LaGrange (part), Pawling (including Quaker Hill), and Union Vale.
Volumes 1 through 7 contain Beekman Patent families Abbot to Leavens as well as all early information on the Patent including the lease system, town records, and Revolutionary War records.
Search The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Vol. 1-7 [Dutchess Co., NY]