Beekman 1802 Mansion
The Beekman Mansion was built over two years, 1802-1804, by the Honorable William Beekman. Though raised without any formal education, William Beekman rose to regional prominence as a fair businessman and successful farmer, eventually being appointed the first judge of Schoharie County and later, a state senator.
William and his wife, Joanna, had 10 children. Only three of them survived to adulthood, and none lived past 30. William, however, died at 78 years old. The bodies of William, Joanna and several children were originally entombed in the crypt onsite, though the location of their remains is now a mystery.