BEECRAFT, James and Athony, 1851
James of The Grand River Tract moved to Glenshee, lot 2, Conc 8, Charlotteville Twp, Norfolk Co., and appears on the 1852 Census.
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Anthony of Fairchild's Creek, Brant Co., moved to Townsend Twp.His sons John and David are on the 1871 census. They retained the Beecraft surname while James and his children still used Bigcraft.
James never changed his surname back to Beecraft but all of his children, with theexception of Nathan, did.With some taking Beecroft, but most the Beecraft surname
James and Nathan used the Beecraft surname on the 1851 Census of Charlotteville Twp., however both grave markers show Bigcraft.