Joshua Lawrence, one of my LAWRENCE family members, resided in Otterville.He is a s/o William Francis Lawrence m. Elizabeth Ann Longstreet.
BEACRAFT (various spellings) are connected both to SHARP and LAWRENCE.
William Francis Lawrence m. Elizabeth Ann Longstreet migrated from Trafalgar Township to Otterville, then to Teeterville, and finally to Windham Township.
William Francis Lawrence is the grandson of Loyalist Captain George Lawrence, Butler's Rangers, Fort Niagara m. SARAH BECHRAFT BEACROFT.She seems to be a d/o BENJAMIN Beacraft Beecraft m. ELIZABETH WESTBROOK.
And, Emily Idora (Minnie) Sharp m. William Edward Beacraft.Emily Idora (Minnie) Sharp is my great aunt. William Edward Beacraft is the great grandson of BENJAMIN Beacraft Beecraft m. ELIZABETH WESTBROOK.
At least, I know some of this information is correct.
Isaac Fairchild m. Lucy Kilbourne are my 3 x great grandparents. Isaac is a s/o Benjamin Fairchild, Sr.; and he traded at Fairchild's Creek.
ANTHONY Beecraft, s/o BENJAMIN Beacraft Beecraft m. ELIZABETH WESTBROOK, [Anthony Beecraft, surname somethimes spealt Beacraft, Becraft, Bycroft, or Begraft,] was born to Benjamin and Elizabeth Beecraft,UEL, at Ancaster, Wentworth County, ON about 1784.
He received 200 areas at Fairchild's Creek by order of Council, 2 Oct 1822. He did not change his surname to Bigcraft but is sometimes recorded as Beecroft.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~onbrant/Glimpse.htmlhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~onbrant/Glimpse.html A Glimpse of the Past, A Centennial History of Brantford and Brant County, Copyrighted 1966 by Brant Historical Society, Indexed 2000 by Vikki Gray:
[Isaac Fairchild] Opened (fur) trading post on Fairchild's Creek at Brantford in 1788
It is no wonder that these families are so intertwined.