Orange Beeman was born in Warren, Litchfield, CT on May 14, 1785, a son of Truman and Rachel Spooner Beeman.
During the War of 1812, Orange was a private in the 5th Artillary and Infantry Regiment in the New York Militia. His term of service hasn’t been learned. He received a pension for his service which in most cases was merely reimbursement:
Marriage & Children
He married Betsey Brown on January 3, 1807 and had the following known children:
- Mary BEEMAN b: October 6, 1807
- Isaac BEEMAN b: May 1, 1810
- Eunice BEEMAN b: April 13, 1812
- Phebe BEEMAN b: October 5, 1814
- Lucy Ann BEEMAN b: May 29, 1816
- Truman BEEMAN b: November 18, 1818
His date of death of November 8, 1857 has not been verified. He was still alive in 1855 and living in Berne. At that time both he and his wife were 70 years old.
Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812 page 39 No.: 1,680 NAME OF APPLICANT.: Beeman, Orange RESIDENCE OF APPLICANT.: Berne, Albany Co, N. Y., AMOUNTALLOWED.: 58 00