I found this site and wanted to pass it on to anyone needing help in NY. I found some Beemans/Beamans, etc. This web master researches bits and pieces she finds about various SURNAMES history and posts them here. There is a site search engine, too.PLEASE let her know her work is really appreciated by sending her an email.She tells me I am one of two who have done this.Doesn't say much about those benefit from the work of others, does it?
For an example: "ELMIRA GAZETTE, Thursday, January 11, 1849 By the Rev. S.R.Jones, at his residence, on the 31st uJ.t., Elisha E. .Beeman, to Emeline Palmeter, both of Jackson, Pa."