Beeman, Jacob a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Kent, Conn., March 12, 1780, of pious Baptist parents. He joined the Methodists in the morning of life; was licensed to preach in 1808; and in 1809 entered the New York Conference, wherein he labored twenty-six consecutive years. He then retired from active service, and finally died of paralysis, Feb. 15, 1868. He won the highest esteem of all. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1868, p. 99.