Adam and Laura (Anthony) Becraft brought their family to Oklahoma where he got land in a lottery. They lived in or very near Pawnee, Pawnee, OK from about 1895 on. They had nine children only one was a son, IRA FRANKLIN BECRAFT. Of the eight daughters, the eldest never married and had some kind of problem with her brain. After her father died she was placed in a mental asylum in Vinita. The other daughters married and most died in Pawnee.
Della Roselia married an Unknown HOUF and then married James LOVE and had four children that I know of Princey, Oliver, Ira and Alford LOVE all b. after 1899. There was something about Adam Becraft drawing the blueprints for a church built on property donated by a MR. LOVE
Mary Elizabeth married Homer DEAN and had at least one son CARL DEAN and she died in Pawnee, about 1978.
Edna Kitty married PETER DAVIS and had five children: ESTILL HERMAN DAVIS, IVAN and IVORY (twins), ELEANOR GRACE and PAULINE FERN. Edna died in Pawnee in 1944.
Tessa married JAMES WASHINGTON COOPER and they had four children, CHARLES ANTHONY, ALPHA ANNA, JAMES WILFRED, and LEONARD. Tessa died in Pawnee in 1990.
Hazel Irene married NELSON BROYLES and they went to Texas
Lilly Anne married CLYDE SHAW in Pawnee
Addie Maud died as a young woman of Typhoid in Pawnee in 1916
I would like to find out more about this family and also find marriage dates etc. Most of what I have came from two obituaries and I don't have dates and am not sure of names. Newspaper obits are sometimes great treasures but often have a lot of misinformation also. Because these people lived there for so long and so recently, I am hoping to find descendants to correspond with me.