____ - ____
Father: Vincent MATTHEWS
Mother: Catalina ABEEL
: Theophilus BEEKMAN
_Peter MATTHEWS _____|
_Vincent MATTHEWS _|
| | ___________________________
| |_Bridget ____________|
| _Christoffel Janse ABEEL __+
| _Johannes ABEEL _____|
| | |_Neiltje Jans CROOM _______
|_Catalina ABEEL ___|
| _Davitt Pieterse SCHUYLER _+
|_Catharina SCHUYLER _|
|_Catlynje VER PLANCK ______+
There seems to be some disagreement among sources as to the years of the children's births,
and as to whether Elizabeth was the daughter of Catalina Abeel or Elizabeth Wileman.
"John Beekman of New York City and Some of His Descendants"
Mrs. L. Sprague DeCamp
NYGBR v81 p134
"Theophilus married Elizabeth Mathews, a daughter of Vincent Mathews "of
Cornwal Precinct, Orange County, Esq." In the latter's will, dated March
12, 1783 and proved June 21, 1784, he mentioned his first wife Catalina
Abeel and his second wife Elizabeth, both deceased, and children in this
order: Fletcher Mathews, James Mathews, Bridget Jones, David Mathews,
and Elizabeth Beekman. From the text it is inferred that his "late wife
Elizabeth" is mother only of daughter Elizabeth, wife of Theophilus
Beekman. This will, which was filed in Albany as well as New York, named
"General Daniel Bissell : his ancestors and descendants and the Hoyt, Strong, and other families"
Edith Newbold Jessop
New York, NY, 1927.
p100: "By his second wife, Elizabeth Wileman: Elizabeth Mathews. Married Theophilus Beekman."