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Richard van Dam (bef. 1700 - 1749)

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Richard van Dam aka VanDam
Born before in New York, Province of New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Manhattan RDC, NYmap
[children unknown]
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 23 Nov 2017
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Richard van Dam was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Richard, the son of Rip van Dam and Sara van der Spiegel, was married to Cornelia Beekman, the daughter of Gerardus Beekman and Magdalene Abeel. Together they had at least two children. [1]


BET 1681 AND 1701


BET 1726 AND 1787


Wife: Cornelia Beekman 1 March 1723 at Manhattan RDC [2]

Church records

  • 1700 Aug 11 Richard - Rip Van Dam, Sara Van der Spiegel. Witnesses: Walters Thongh, Anna Van Deurse. [3]
  1. 1723 01 Mar; Richard van Dam; Cornelia Beekman.


Research notes


Van Dam is the surname recorded for Richard's father at Richard's baptism. Capitalization of the preposition "van" has been corrected per project naming conventions. Quackenbush-118 09:43, 23 November 2017 (EST)


  1. Wardell: Van Dam: Van Dam, Richard
  3. Collections NY Gen. & Biog. Soc.: 1901, Vol. 2, Page 268


  • WikiTree profile VanDam-6 created through the import of altic Family Tree.ged on Aug 3, 2011 by Todd Altic.
  • Thank you to Sherry Clendenon for creating WikiTree profile Van Dam-244 through the import of Moore - Johnson-tree-Aug2013-2.ged on Aug 17, 2013.

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On 21 Nov 2017 at 22:05 GMT Beryl Meehan wrote:

VanDam-6 and Van Dam-244 appear to represent the same person because: This tree lists his wife as Cornelia Beekman

And so he would be the same as

Richard is 16 degrees from Jim Angelo, 15 degrees from Willis Carrier and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.