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BEAKMAN, Daniel Frederick, born in New Jersey about 1760: died in Sandusky, New York, 5 April 1869. He was the last surviving soldier of the revolution on the pension list. His early life was spent in the Mohawk valley, whither his parents had removed shortly after his birth. In 1778 he was enrolled in the militia, and then served in the war. About 1845 he removed to Cattaraugus County, where the remainder of his life was spent, His married life extended over eighty-five years, and his wife reached the age of one hundred and five. In 1867 congress passed a special act giving him a pension of $500 during the remainder of his life. He was an active member of the Lutheran Church.
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