Dutchess County Genealogy, New York Genealogy


An Historical & Genealogical Study of all 18th Century
Inhabitants of the Patent


by Frank J. Doherty

1830 Billingshurst Ct.
Orlando, FL 32825


The best source for Dutchess County Genealogy/Family History and The place to find New York Ancestors

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Dutchess County New York, Beekman Patent I am doing a series of books on the Beekman Patent settlers, all 17th and 18th century information, (plus early 19th century NYS probate for all Beekman Surnames). I expect there will be fourteen or more volumes before this series is finished.


In all there were over 1,300 different surnames living in the Patent in the 18th century. I have worked on this project for over 40 years and am considered an expert on the early families of Dutchess County.

Many emigrants from New England lived in and then passed through the Beekman Patent on their way West. Others, such as the Palatines and Quakers were early settlers and remained for several generations or more. I have uncovered, and use in my work, many important and unpublished sources of information for these early families.

The series to date consists of eleven volumes, available in book form or on CD, fully indexed.




Volume I, published 1990. Historical Records. This book contains all early information available on the Patent; the lease system, Precinct (town) records, road dedications, the Rent Wars, over 300 pages of local Revolutionary War data, etc. 885 pages including index. ISBN 0962644315.

Volume II, published 1993. Beekman Patent Families Abbot to Burtch. These families are traced from the emigrant, in most cases, through about 1810. 1,206 pages. ISBN 0962644323.
Click here for the complete list of family names in Volume II.

Volume III, published 1995. Beekman Patent Families Burtis to Dakin. 1,129 pages. ISBN 0962644331.
Click here for the complete list of family names in Volume III.

Volume IV, published 1997. Beekman Patent Families Darbyshire to Everitt. 1,153 pages. ISBN 96264434X.
Click here for the complete list of family names in Volume IV.

Volume V, published 1999. Beekman Patent Families Fackert to Haas, 1,223 pages. ISBN 962644358.
Click here for the complete list of family names in Volume V.

Volume VI, published 2001. Beekman Patent Families Hadden to Hunt, 1,260 pages. ISBN 0-9626443-6-6.
Click here for the complete list of family names in Volume VI.

Volume VII, published 2003. Beekman Patent Families Hunter to Leavens, 1215 pages.
Click here for the complete list of family names in Volume VII.

Volume VIII, published 2005. Beekman Patent Families Lee to Millington, 1230 pages.
Click here for the complete list of family names in Volume VIII.

Volume IX, published 2007. Beekman Patent Families Mills to Page, 1104 pages. Click here for the complete list of family names in Volume IX.

Volume X, Published 2010. Beekman Families Paine to Rogers, 1211 pages. Click here for the complete list of family names in Volume X.

Volume XI, published 2013, Beekman Families Rood to Sly, 1056 pages. Click here for a complete list of family names in volume XI.






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