Beecroft/Beacroft/Becroft/Becraft/Beacraft/Beecraft's Worldwide: Isaiah Smith Becraft


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picture Isaiah Smith Becraft

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 2 May 1811 - Orange Co, NY 2
    Christening: 
          Death: 1865 - Cass Co, MI 3
         Burial: in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac, Cass Co, MI 4
 Cause of Death: 
           AFN : 
                 

Events


Land 5, Document # 10050, 28 Oct 1835 in Macomb Co, MI
40 acres
NENE, 12/, 4-N, 12-E, No, Michigan-Toledo Strip, MI, Macomb
Census, 1850 Federal Census, 1850 in Dowagiac Station, Cass Co, MI
p. 324, res. 1104
Beecraft, Isaeh, 39, carpenter and farmer, $400 real estate, NY
Caroline, 25, PA
Fenton, 11, MI (William Fenton?)
Ann, 7, MI (Cynthia Ann?)
Onseyman (?), 4/12, MI
Wallace, Julia, 21, PA

Census, 1860 Federal Census, 1860 in Dowagiac Village, Cass Co, MI
p. 9, res. 68
Beecroft, Isaiah S., 50, carpenter, $500 real estate, $200 pers. estate, NY
Caroline, 36, PA
William, 19, n___ maker, MI, in sch.
Cynthia Ann, 16, MI, in sch.
Julius, 10, MI, in sch.
Clarence, 6, MI, in sch.
Frances, 8 or 5, MI, in sch.
Margaret, 3, MI
Sarah, 6/12, MI (abt. Dec. 1859)

Biography, 1882
I. S. BECRAFT.
In 1849, I. S. Becraft and family became settlers here. They boarded with the McOmbers until Mr. Becraft built, near the Methodist Church, a comfort. able dwelling (the first house in Dowagiac having an L or wing.) Mr. Becraft was a carpenter and builder, and, in connection with Daniel Heazlett, reared the Baptist Church and many other buildings in Dowagiac. He was born in Orange County, N. Y., in 1811, and died in 1865. His widow and a son, Julius O. Becraft, Deputy Postmaster, still reside in Dowagiac.


FROM:

History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.
Biography, "History of Cass Co., MI" (1905) by Glover, 1905
Isaiah married Caroline Wallace and they had four children, of which Cynthia was the youngest. One brother, W. F., was still alive in 1905 and resided in Augusta, Kalamazoo Co., MI. After Caroline died, Isaiah married again and had five more children from that union. Isaiah moved to Dowagiac in June, 1849, and was prominent in the public affairs in an early day, serving as postmaster of Dowagiac, also as deputy sheriff and as provost marshal during the period of the Civil War.



Spouses and Children
1. *Caroline Wallace 3 
       Marriage: 10 Sep 1848 - Van Buren Co, MI
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Julius O. Becraft 3
                2. Frances E. Becraft 3
                3. Mead Clarence Becraft 3
                4. Carrie or Margaret Becraft 6
                5. Sarah Becraft 3
                6. I. Wallace Becraft 3

2. Lydia Wallace 3 
       Marriage: 1840 3
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. William Fenton Becraft 3
                2. Cynthia Ann Becraft 3

Notes
Marriage Notes (Caroline Wallace)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mivanbur/MarrB6.htm

Sources


1. Craig Blyeth, "My American Family, July 2004" (rootsweb.com). .... Michigan Department of Health, "Smith."

2. Craig Blyeth, "My American Family, July 2004" (rootsweb.com). .... Michigan Department of Health, Orange Co, NY.

3. Craig Blyeth, "My American Family, July 2004" (rootsweb.com).

4. Virginia Meachum, "Meachum Family" (rootsweb.com).

5. Bureau of Land Management (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov).

6. Craig Blyeth, "My American Family, July 2004" (rootsweb.com). .... Virginia Meachum, "Meachum Family" (rootsweb.com), Carrie.

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Sources


1 Craig Blyeth, "My American Family, July 2004" (rootsweb.com). .... Michigan Department of Health, "Smith."

2 Craig Blyeth, "My American Family, July 2004" (rootsweb.com). .... Michigan Department of Health, Orange Co, NY.

3 Craig Blyeth, "My American Family, July 2004" (rootsweb.com).

4 Virginia Meachum, "Meachum Family" (rootsweb.com).

5 Bureau of Land Management (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov).

6 Craig Blyeth, "My American Family, July 2004" (rootsweb.com). .... Virginia Meachum, "Meachum Family" (rootsweb.com), Carrie.


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