||Samuel Beekman was a New Netherland settler.|
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Samuel Beekman - was referenced in Dougherty's Book, NYGBS Early Settlers, etc
Samuel Bekman, "our old Voorleser" died 14 Dec 1729 in New York, buried in the New York Lutheran Church and the bell was rung. This bell was first rung 29 July 1729 in the cemetery for the burial of a child of Jacob die Malat. 
15 Sep 1731 Same page in church book lists a Jan, young son of Sam Bekman.
Voorleser - Dutch for a literate man who could read the lessons in church services
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