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Earliest Members of the Century Association

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Jacob Beakley


Centurion, 1848–unknown

Born 20 July 1812 in Sharon Springs, New York

Died 6 August 1872 in Peekskill, New York

Proposed by Thomas P. Rossiter

Elected 6 May 1848 at age thirty-five

Archivist’s Note: There is a possibility that he did not join the club despite documentation of his election, as his name does not appear in any subsequent printed rosters of membership. He may have chosen not to “qualify” for membership (i.e., pay initiation fees). The Century Association has traditionally recognized such cases as former members, however, as rosters were not published annually and it is possible he joined between printings.