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Jacob Becker Sr. (1761 - 1854)

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Jacob Becker Sr. aka Bekker
Born in Claremont, Columbia County, Province of New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 4 Mar 1782 in Clemont, Columbia, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Walsingham, Norfolk, Canada Westmap
Profile last modified 22 Nov 2019 | Created 23 Feb 2013
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Jacob Becker Sr. served in the 10th Regiment, Albany County, New York Militia in the American Revolution
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Jacob Becker was born on the twenty second day of May 1761, in the then County of Albany which has since changed into the town of Clarmont, County of Columbia in the State of New York. Baptized on 22 May 1762 in Rhinebeck Lutheran Church, Rhinebeck, New York. He resided at the place of his birth when called into the service and he subsequently resided in Catskill in State of New York and that in the year 1815 he moved from Catskill to his parents place of residence in Canada West, where he continued to reside.

American Revolution

Jacob Becker was first drafted into Captain Philip Smith’s Company subsequent to the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in the year following until the year 1777. Drafted into the service for the term of nine months and he served until he was regularly discharged and that he subsequently volunteered. He was drafted as aforesaid and up to the time of his discharge at Fort Stanwix. Jacob served the full periods for which he was drafted, that after his return from Fort Stanwix he remained under the Command of Capt. Smith, that he remained for the term of three months and engaged in guard duty on the road leading from the City of New York up the Hudson. The Company to which he belonged was employed in this service for the purpose of capturing spies or other persons who might be employed in carrying communications between the British Forces under General Burgoyne and the Forces at the south, that while under command of Captain Smith and engaged in the last mentioned duty he volunteered under Captain Teal Roginifeller of the same Regiment & was employed under him in guarding Ammunition & Baggage Wagons from Albany to Schenectady


Marriage: 4 March 1782 Jacob Becker 1761–1854 • LHT9-9D2 and Elisabeth Schneider 1763–1845 • LHT9-9XB ​


  1. Sophia Becker 1784–1822 • LHT9-M5X ​
  2. Elizabeth Becker 1784–1869 • 4V49-35C ​
  3. John Ludwig Becker 1787–1824 • LHTM-YTT ​
  4. Catharina Bekker 1790–Deceased • MPSV-TPQ ​
  5. Catharina Becker 1791–Deceased • LRNS-85F ​
  6. Jacob Becker 1792–1794 • LHTM-BCN ​
  7. Margaret Becker 1794–1858 • LVHH-S32 ​
  8. Hannah Becker 1797–Deceased • LHTM-BF4 ​
  9. Jacob Becker 1799–1876 • LZ2Z-4NS ​
  10. Phillip Becker 1802–1868 • LHT9-9WV ​
  11. Christian John Becker 1803–1883 • 2Z3D-6P7 ​
  12. Harmonius Becker 1805–1854 • LRFL-QV2 ​


1761 - 1776
Clermont, Columbia, New York
1776 - 1815
Catskill, Greene, New York, United States
Norfolk County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada


  • "Canada Census, 1851," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 August 2016), Jacob Becker, Walsingham, Norfolk County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 17, line 13; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11741, Public Archives, Ontario.


Thank you to Bennett Rockney for creating WikiTree profile Becker-1505 through the import of Rockney GEDCOM.ged on Feb 16, 2013.

Thank you to Jenn Presutto for creating WikiTree profile Becker-1719 through the import of Judith Chilton Family Tree.ged on Apr 22, 2013.

Family sources and details supplied in part by Melissa McKay

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Jacob Becker is my 4th GrGrandfather.
posted by Linda Kendrick

Jacob is 22 degrees from Danielle Liard, 19 degrees from Jack London and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.