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THE BACONS COME TO AMERICA

CAPTAIN EDMUND BACON was a relative of, but not a direct descendent of both Nathaniel Bacon, Sr., and Nathaniel Bacon, Jr., who were cousins. He was sheriff of New Kent County, Virginia and a vestryman of St. Peter's Parish. He patented lands on the Pamunkey River. He lists as headrights or emigrants on his patent Anne Lydall and Thomas Bacon. It's believed that Anne Lydall was his wife and Thomas his sno. Anne Lydall was probably the daughter of Capt. George Lyddall who patented lands in New Kent County in 1634 and was mentioned in the will of Sir Robert Peake, a goldsmith in London, dated May 13, 1666. Peake left Lydall, "my cousin and sometime servant George Lyddal in Virginia, gentleman" the sum of three hundred " pounds. George Lyddal probably was the brother of Sir Thomas Lyddal, who died in' 1627. His father survived him. Sir Thomas Lydall married Bridget, daughter of George Woodward and Elizabeth Honiwood. Her sister Martha's first husband was Rev. James Bacon, father of Col. Nathaniel Bacon Sr., president of the Virginia Counsel, acting governor and member of the House of Burgesses. Her second husband was Sir Robert Peake, rector of Hingham in Norfolk County, England.

George Lydall, father of Anne Lydall Bacon died a very old man in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, on January 19, 1703. In 1671, he was co-executor of the will of William Bassett of Eltham in New Kent County, with Col. Nathaniel Bacon, Sr.

JOHN BACON, in 1701, patented lands formerly patented by Capt. Edmund Bacon. John was married twice, first to Sarah Langston (according to Charles Hervey Townshend, Esq., circa. 1883 in the William and Mary Quarterly, and Sarah Law, according to a woman whose article published in the William and Mary Quarterly claims to have records from family Bibles). Sarah died January 4, 1709-10. The church register records at least two children whose names were lost in injury to the records, but the dates of birth were August 14, 1708 and Dec. 30, 1709, which means that Sarah died following the birth of the last child. These two children were probably Nathaniel and William.

On July 4, 1710, John married Susannah, daughter of John Parke(s), and had several children that were listed in the parish registry. They were John, born May 4, 1711, Sarah, born Dec. 28, 1712, Lyddal, born 1717, Edmund, born April 8, 1722, Anne, born October 29, 1727, Fanny, born February 5, 1734.

Sarah married Samuel Bugg, son of Samuel Bugg who died in New Kent County, VA, Sept. 13, 1716. The children of Sarah and Samuel were Samuel (Sept 16, 1717), Sherwood, July 8, 1720/Jacob, Feb. 16, 1722, Sarah, October 24, 1723, Edmund, Sept. 24, 1728. John, William, Anselm and Agnes. The Buggs moved to Lunenberg County, VA and have left descendants throughout the south.

NATHANIEL BACON, son of John, [] of Edmund, was grantor in a deed from his father, John Bacon of New Kent County, Virginia, a for land in Henrico County, Virginia in 1743. His sons were Lydall, Langston and Nathaniel Bacon, Jr. A man named John Langston was one of Bacons captains in the Rebellion of 1676. Anthony Langston, an ensign in Prince Maurice's Regiment, was a cavalier who came to Virginia about 1650 and was probably the father of John. The name descends in the family for generations, and it's likely that Nathaniel married a Langston girl. He died in 1743.

LANGSTON BACON, son of Nathaniel, son of John, son of Edmund, lived in Henrico County, Virginia and married Sarah. His will, dated July 21, 755 mentions neither his sons nor wife by name. Nathaniel Bacon, Jr., Langston's brother, in the settlement of the estate of this Langston Bacon after his death, names the children as Lydall, Elizabeth, William, Sarah, Harwood and Lucy, and that the wife is Sarah.

HARWOOD BACON

Harwood Bacon, born about 1747, is the patriarch of the St. Charles County Bacons several times over. Although he was not listed in the 1782 Heads of Families in Virginia, there is a Langston Bacon. Harwood's father's name was Langston, but not necessarily this Langston, who lives in Charlotte County, Virginia. There were nine family members and eleven sl2es. .

Harwood is, however, listed in the .Albemerle County Heads of Families census in,1783. At that time, when he was 36 years old, there were seven whites living in the only dwelling on the property. There were two other buildings on the property besides the house.

Numerous notations respecting Harwood appear in the Albemerle County Records.

HARWOOD BACON, deed from Thomas Williams of Amherst County, a nero boy, January 13, 1791, Deed Book 10, page 129.

HARWOOD BACON gives bond as Inspector of Tobacco, Security, John Key, L1,000. November 8, 1792, Deed Book 10, page 173

HARWOOD BACON of Albemerle County by a dedimus issue by the Clerk of Albemerle County, March 19, 1799. It appears that Charles Littleburn Lewis and Lucy, 'his wife, by their deed dated June 13, 1798 conveyed to Harwood Bacon , " of Albemerle County, 435 acres on the south side of Buck Island Creek. Albemerle County, 1978, Deed Book 14, page 68.

HARWOOD BACON gives bond as Inspector of Tobacco in the town of Wilton, $30,000.00. Security, Bernard Brown. September 2, 1799. Deed Book 13, page 175.

HARWOOD BACON of Albemarle County, deed to Christopher Hudson of same county. $lOO.OO, 70 acres in Albemarle County, June 11, 1800. Deed Book 13, page 344.

HOWARD BACON, an appraiser of the estate of Daniel McCary, deceased September 7, 1805, Deed Book 14, page 201.

HARWOOD BACON and Mary his wife, of Albemarle County, deed to Robert Thrift of same county. L36 ,135 acres on the south side of Rivanna River, Albemerle County, adj. Christopher Hudson, James Moss. January 8, 1806. Deed Book 15, page 234.

HARWOOD BACON gives bonds as Inspector of Tobacco at Henderson and Randolph Warehouse in Albemerle County. Bond $4,000. Security, Charles Nancey. September 7, 1807, Deed Book 15, page 67.

Will of HOWARD (HARWOOD) BACON of Albemerle County. Gives to his wife, Mary, 500 acres on which he lived during her life, also 3 nes and etc. Gives to son William Bacon, a nro man Charles. Gives to son Langston Bacon, a neo man Charles. Gives to son Ludwell Bacon, a nro girl, Chaney. Gives to son Nathaniel Bacon, a nro woman Peggy. Gives to son Edmund, a nro woman Little Bet. Directs that his two sons, Nathaniel and Edmund Bacon shall have a life interest only in what he gives them and that their wives shall not inherit, but their interest to go at their, the said sons', deaths, to their children. Gives to the children of his daughter Judith Bacon, should she have any. Gives to his son John Bacon, a n boy. Executor is son William Bacon, and friend Edward Garland and Martin Dawson, witnesses. Fleming Turner. Proved by the oath of Fleming Turner. December rt 1807, and recorded December 11, 1805.

Langston Bacon, Ludwell Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon and Edmund Bacon by his attorney in fact dated October 29, 1817, deed to Isaiah Stout of Albemerle County the undivided right and portion of the estate willed to the said Langston, Ludwell, Nathaniel and Edmund by his attorney. Langston Bacon agreeable to this last will and testament of their father HARWOOD BACON, dec., which may be found on record in Albemerle County Court wherein said above-mentioned parties were willed certain neo sl2s therein mentioned and have received from the executors the negs. The remaining portion of said estate subject to Mary Bacon, mother of the above parties, during her life and at her death to be equally divided by sale, so property to be sold by executor agreeable to said will and proceeds of said property equally divided amongst the legatees of said Harwood Bacon, which undivided part of the estate consists of a certain tract of land containing 500 acres and 3 nro ses with other property now in the possession of Mary Bacon and subject to her benefit during life and after her death to be sold as above-mentioned and etc. We, the said Langston, Ludwell, Nathaniel and Edmund Bacon by his attorney, do hereby convey and sell to the said Stout all the remaining undivided portion of said estate, real and personal, L296. Edmund Bacon, having received $103 from said estate in payment of said Stout, said Bacon is to account for the same with mary Bacon and William Bacon. Witnesses: Charles Best, Martin Dawson, Flemming Douglas. August 29, 1818., January 17, 1818., Deed Book 21, page 277.

Mary (X) Bacon, widow of Harwood Bacon, dec., of Albemerle County offirst part, Isaiah Stout of same county of the second part and William Bacon, executor of Harwood Bacon, dec. Said Mary convey to said Stout all her rights and dower and title and claim to any estate of said Harwood Bacon, dec., as found in the will of said Harwood Bacon the whole right and title to certain tract of land...deeded to said Harwood Bacon by Charles L. Lewis and the said William Bacon and (as?) his executor and legatee doth sell with said Mary all his rights and etc., consideration $150.00. The said William Bacon also...

Mary (X) Bacon, lease to Isaiah Stout, 10 Bushels of merchantable Indian corn yearly, all land left the said Mary Bacon by her husband Howard (Harwood) Bacon, dec., during her natural life, bounded by Jones Creek, up to Mira Hole, thence to road and along road thence bounded by line of John R. Campbell, leaving out the old.. .called Ben Kirkby on Buck Island Creek, and dwelling house and land adjacent, for such uses as she may think proper. January 24, 1818. Deed Book 21, page 273.

HARWOOD BACON, deceased, estate of divided according to the will of said Harwood Bacon, dec. Distributors, viz.: Langston Bacon, Ludwell Bacon, Nathaniel Bacon, Edmund Bacon, John Bacon, Judith Bacon, Mary Bacon and William Bacon. William Bacon executor of Harwood Bacon, deceased, returned and recorded August 7, 1818.

Mary, who apparently could write her name, was listed as the head of household in the 1810 census in Albemerle County, VA., (10110-00101-00). :J

Harwood Bacon had a number of sons. They were Langston, William, Ludwille, Nathaniel and Nicholas, and a daughter Elizabeth. There may have been other children. The following item appeared in a book about St. Louis history.

THE BACONS COME TO ST. LOUIS

The Bacon brothers came from Virginia in 1812. They were William, Ludwille, Nathaniel and Nicholas. Ludwille entered land at the mouth of Bonhomme Creek. He married a Long. His son, Parks married Elizabeth C. Breckenridge (born 1797) by whom there were four children of whom William P. Bacon and Mrs. Margaret Orr still reside in the vicinity. Nancy, daughter of Ludwille Bacon, married Robert Lewis from Loutre Island and had a family, among them Garner and Warner Lewis, the well-know lawyer and editor.

History of St. Louis City and County

J. Thomas Scharf

Volume II, Page 1929

Lewis Everts and Company, 1883

If a Nicholas Bacon, son of Harwood, came to St. Louis, he must have either been disenherited, changed his name or died without heirs before 1818, because his father lists four sons in the will: William, Ludwell, Nathaniel and Langston. Nicholas and Langston may be the same person.

Louis Taylor wrote that the Bacon School stood on the "old Nick Bacon" farm, which, intelligent guessing places at the junction of Old Colony Road and what is now Route DD, very close to what was the Williamson Bacon farm. Although it can't be proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, Nicholas and Langston Bacon are probably the same fellow, since Langston is Williamson Bacon's father.

LANGSTON BACON

Langston Bacon, one of Harwood's sons was born between 1770 and 1780 in Albemerle County, VA. He married Elizabeth Sneed. Even though Sharpe says the brothers came to St. Louis in 1812, a letter was advertised "remaining in the Post Office of St. Louis the quarter ending December 31st, 1809"(1) where he apparently was a partner with Gabriel Long in the horse trade.

"Strays, Taken up by Gabriel Long, living in Bonhomme township, St. Luois county, one . bay mare, thirteen hands high, five years old next spring, the offhing foot white, branded on the offbuttocks, Thos. C.Y. Said mare has a last spring's mare colt, a bay appraised to sixteen dollars by Langston Bacon and James Kinkaid, before me this 18th day of January, 1814. Andrew Kinkaid, J.P. A true copy from the stray book in my office. M.P. Leduc, Clk. St. L. C. O. C. P." 2 On February 11, 1815, Gabriel Long and Langston Bacon appraised a horse. On October 29, 1817, Nathaniel Bacon of St. Louis gave power of attorney at Langston.

"Taken Up by Langston Bacon in the township of Bonhomme, county of St. Louis, one large bay horse, about seven or year years old next spring, has some saddle spots, both hind feet white, the house has been saundered (foundered?), his hoofs on both of his forefeet is nearly off, about sixteen hands high, no other marks or brands perceivable. Appraised to eight dollars, before me a justice of the peace for the township aforeseaid, this 20th day os Dec. 1815. Gab'1. Long, J.P. True copy from the stray book. M.P. Leduc, Clk."3

Both Long and Langston Bacon were jointly named as executors in the estate of Alexander Thompson, whose will was dated March 4, 1814 and recorded on May 27, 1823.

"Notice. All persons indebted to Alexander Thompson, dec'd. are requisted to make payment, and those holding demands against him to present them to the undersigned executors

1 St. Louis Missouri Gazette, Jan. 18, 1810, 5-3.

2 St. Louis Missouri Gazette, April'' 2, 1814, 2-2.

3 St. Louis Missouri Gazette, February 3, 1816, 3-3

of the last will and testament of said deceased. Gabriel Long and Langston Baocn, Executors.

February 6, 1815."4

"Notice is hereby given that at the next term of the circuit court to be held at the town of St. Louis, within and for the county of St. Louis on the first monday of May next, the account of the adminsitration of the estate of Alexander Thompson, deceased, will be laid before said court for settlement.: all those interested are inquired to be then and there present to make objection if any they have against said account. Gab'1 Long, Langston Bacon, Executors. Bonhomme, Feb. 24, 1816."5

Langston's will was written April 24, 1830, and recorded on November 18, 1831. The final notice for the settlement of his estate was published on Nov. 11, 1836 in the St. Louis Argus. "All creditors and others interested in the estate of Langston Bacon, deceased, are hereby required to take notice that at the next term of the Saint Louis County Court, to be begun and held within and for the county of St. Louis, on the first Monday of February next, we intend to make final settlement of said estate. John Miller, Reuben S. Bacon, Executors of Langston Bacon, dec'd, November. II."6 His heirs were Elizabeth (his wife), Alfred Washington Bacon and Ervin Bacon, his grandsons.. His known children were Captain Williamson Bacon

4 St. Louis Missouri Gazette, 2/11/1815, 3-3.

5 St. Louis Missouri Gazette, March 9, 1816, 2-4. The ad uses the archaic "f " for "s" in most words, for example "first" is "firft" but "St. Louis" is "St. Louis".

6 St. Louis Missouri Argus 11/11/1836, 3-5.

 

John (born in Virginia between 1790 and 1800)

Private Reuben S., Edward, born 1802

Nathaniel, born between 1790 and 1800

Edward

Thomas, born 1807 in Kentucky

Mary and

Permelia, born October 12, 1811.

CAPTAIN WILLIAMSON BACON

Captain Williamson Bacon was bom in Albemerle County, VA in about 1790. He married Susannah Gordon Watson from South Carolina, born in 1788. He was a private in Capt. Callaway's Missouri Rangers and specialized in indian fighting. He served as a captain W. Ben. E.G., in the War of 1812 and appraised a horse in St. Louis in late 1818, with William Hamilton and John Bacon.

"Taken up by George Forris, living in St. Louis County, Bonhomme township, one bay mare, eight years old next spring, twleve hands high, with a young colt, the mare has no marks or brands perceivable, the colt has a star and ship, the mair and colt appraised at thirty dollars.— ALSO-One balck horse colt, three years old next spring, thirteen hands one inch high, with a star and ship, no brands perceivable, appraised to twenty dollars by Wm. Hamilton, Williamson Bacon and John Bacon, sworn to before me a justice of the peace, this 15th of December 1818. Wm. Long, L.P., Recorded January 18, 1819 38 A. Gumble, Clerk."7

7 St. Louis Missouri Gazette, January 22, 1819, 3-6.

His known children were:

Reuben S. Bacon, 1815

Samuel Bacon, 1823-1869

Synthia Ann Bacon, 1825

Maria J. Bacon, 1829-1864

Thomas B. Bacon, 1833

Elizabeth Bacon, 1818

There is also a probable grandson, Bascom Bacon who was born in Oct. 1879 who is enumerated with the George and Elizabeth Johnson Bates family.

In 1826, the St. Louis paper published a list of delinquest tax debtors, in the county of Pike, in the year 1826. Williamson Bacon is listed owing 69 1/2 cents tax. It is noted that the county tax is fifty per cenum on the state tax.8

The census taken in Meremac Township of St. Louis County lists the family on September 18, 1850. Samuel, Williamson's son, is listed as the head of household, with $300 in property. His place of birth is listed as South Carolina in 1823. His father, it says, is 60 and born in Missouri, his mother Susanna, 62, and born in Missouri. There are also Cynty (1825), age 25, Maria J., born 1829 and now 21, and Thomas, who is 17.

On July 31, 1860, the next federal census finds the family in St. Charles County, Femme Osage lists the family as "William Backin", 71, male, farmer, with $1,000 in real assets and $605 in personal assets, born in Virginia. His wife, Susanna, is 71 and from the Carolinas. He is enumerated with Samuel, then 36, born 1823 in St. Louis who has $400.00 in assets, Synthia

St. Louis Missouri Republican, Nov. 29, 1827, 3-5.

Ann, 34, born 1825 in St. Louis, and Thomas B. born 1833, then age 26. His daughter, Maria J. Bacon, born in 1829 in St. Louis was no longer living with the family. He is living in property 321, and they were the 314th family enumerated. His son Reuben was born in 1815 in St. Louis.

On October 13, 1860, Williamson sold the east one half of the northeast quarter of Section 4, Township 45, in St. Louis county to William Burden and his wife Julia of the city of St. Louis for $210.00.Williamson died in 1867 in St. Charles County.

Cynthia Ann was born in 1825 and married Robert Flack in St. Charles on June 11, 1861, when she was 36 years old.9

Samuel died in May 1869 of consumption at the farm at age 46 years, 4 months, and 15 days. He was widowed, but left no heirs known at this time, although that doesn't mean there weren't any. His occupation at death was "gentleman". He was buried at the Williamson Bacon Burying Grounds, the location of which is. now unknown.

Reuben Bacon was born in 1815 in St. Louis and was married first to a woman whose name is lost at this point. In 1850, he was living in St. Louis, was illiterate and had $500.00. His children were Edwin Bacon (1834-July 12, 1901) who married Mary (1845-). Their children were Mary E. Bacon, (1867-) and John (1871-). Reuben and his first wife also had Angeline (1835-), Williamson (1837-), who lived in Franklin County, Boone Township. His wife was Eliza, born 1844. Their children were Sarah E. (1865-), James E., (1868-), Mary V. (1871-),

9 In the 1868 Missouri State Census, the family is listed as

Bacon, Thomas 45+

Bacon, Eliese 45+

Bacon, Osker -10

Bacon, Samuel 21-45

Bacon, Susannah 45+

Martha E. (1875-) and Louise (1878-). Reuben also had, by his first wife, Susannah Bacon (1838), Sarah Bacon (1841) and Zachariah T. Bacon (1842-1912) Zachariah lived in Crawford County, but was buried in Franklin County. He married Susan, born in 1845. In 1850, they were living in Franklin County. The children of Zachariah and Susan were William E. (1867), Samuel Bacon (1868) who had an infant who was born and died March 5, 1907, Dora E. (1870), Margaret E. (1873), John R. (1878), George W. (1875) who married Ida. B. and had Estill Bacon (a son) who was born March 26, 1904 and died Dec. 18, 1910. One of Zachariah and Susan's sons other than George, had a son Cebert Bacon, bora in 1891. Reuben and his first wife also had Maria J. Bacon (1846) and Samuel Bacon (1848) who married Amanda B. (Feb. 7, 1852-August 8, 1891). They had at least two sets of twins and lived in Franklin County, MO. Their known children were John Reuben Bacon (March 24, 1879 to Dec. 29, 1886), James E. Bacon (March 24, 1879), Ida Bacon (1877) and Ettie Bacon (1877). Reuben's second wife was Ohna Hale, born in 1812. They were married May 15, 1853.

Elizabeth Bacon, born 1818, daughter of Williamson, married George Bates on November 2, 1837 in Franklin County, MO. George was born in 1818 in Heeffendarm Stadt, Prussia. They lived in Callaway Township, St. Charles County, Mo. Their children were Phoebe Ann Bates (August 22, 1838-April 7, 1895) who married W. F. Angelbrake from Pennsylvania and had one known child, William Lafayette Angelbrake (Nov. 27, 1876-October 7, 1884). George and Elizabeth Bacon Bates also had Henry Btes (1840), Catherine Bates (1842), Maria Ann Bates (1844), Serabella Bates (1849), Loring or Lorenzo Bates (August 1852) who married Clara in 1882. She was born August 1887. The children of Lorenzo Bates were one whose name is unknown, Willie Bates (March 1883), Hilda Bates (Dec. 1885), and Herman Bates (May 1889).

Elizabeth and George Bates also had Johann or John Bactes, born June 1854 who married Julya, born January 1868, who had Etna Bates (June 1895) and Lulu Bates (Dec. 1897). George and Elizabeth also had Elizabeth Bates, born June 1864 and who died April 9, 1891. She married John F. Johnson (1860-1950), son of Henry Johnson, who died on January 28, 1918). Their child was Ora H. Johnson. He was born in 1887 and died after August 1976 and before 1985. He married Toletha Welker on January 2, 1911. She died April 18, 1963. Their children were Orville Johnson who married Edna Bueneman, daughter of Edward Bueneman on October 5, 1949. They also had Dorothy Johnson, who married the Rev. Larkin M. Corvey on January 1, 1935 and had James Franklin Corvey, born 3 a.m. March 23, 1941, and Betty Jean Corvey, R.N., born April 16, 1945 who was living in Texas when last known. Elizabeth and John Johnson also had Elmer Johnson, who lived in Bloomington, IL. In the 1880 census, George and Elizabeth have the eight month old Bascom Bacon living with them. He had been born in October 1879.

NICHOLAS BACON

In 1860, in Household 330, the 323rd family enumerated in Femme Osage, is the the Nicholas Bacon family, who is a descendant of the brothers who came to St. Louis. Nicholas is 41, with assets of $1,300.00 in real property and $485 in personal property. He was born in Missouri in about 1819. His wife, Elizabeth is 34, and his children are Andrew (15), Maria, 14, Alovine, a 12 year old girl, Sarah, 8, William, 6, Lucia, 4 and Julia, age 1. From William

up, the children attend school.10

Nicholas was born about 1810 and died before 1922. Elizabeth was born about 1822. There was a daughter, Isabella, born in 1858, and a son William (1854-1922), who married Mary Delia Johnson (1863-March 29, 1959). Their children were William Harvey E. Bacon, born 1891, who married Claire and had Hadley Bacon.

William (1854-1922) had a brother named Andrew J. Bacon (1845-April 18, 1926). He married Sarah E. Johnson (1856-). Their children were Nettie (who married a Ferguson), Charles, Maline (1875-), Andrew (1878-), Henry W. (1879-) and Jess.

William and Andrew had a sister, Maria (1846-), Jasper (June 1868-) who married Ella (October 1875-), Olivine (1848-), Sarah (1852-), Noah (December 1864-) who married Laura Regenbagen on November 14, 1902, Lucia (1856-), Langston (March 1872-) Julia (1859-). There either was another daughter or one of the listed daughters married a Mr. Porter and had Joanna Porter (1874-) and Richard Porter (1876-)

Louis Taylor writes, "The Bacon School stood on the Nick Bacon farm. Henry Johnson, 21 years old when he came from England, taught the first term there. Several of the teachers were: Frank Audrain, who died during his term; Mitchell Costle finished it for him. Sam

10 In 1868 the St. Charles State Census lists

Bacon, Nicolaus 45+

Bacon, Lisabeth 21-45

Bacon, Andrew 21-45

Bacon, Maria 21-45

Bacon, William 10-18

Bacon, Allise 10-18

Bacon, Isabelle 10-18

Bacon, Casper -10

Bacon, Noah -10

Bacon, Alivine 18-21

Wilson, Nellie Bacon, who quit and Walter Colemann."11

REUBENS. BACON

Reuben S. Bacon, Pvt., son of Langston Bacon, son of Harwood Bacon, was born November 21 or 28, 1794 in Albemerle County, VA and died on Juna 18, 1852 in Crawford County, MO. He served in John Miller's Company of the Missouri Militia and married Mary Ann T. Lacy on March 21, 1824. Her parents were Stephen and Betsy Lacy who held land in Albemerle County. Stephen Bacon's will was dated April 10, 1849 and recorded April 23, 1849. William Bacon and John Davenport are witnesses and his grandson and heir is Stephen Wesley Bacon, son of Charles G. Lacy. When he died, Reuben was buried at the Bacon Cemetary in Bourbon, MO.

In 1860, Mary was 60, living with Thomas, 28, born in Missouri, Stephen L., 19, Emma 13, Walter 7 and James W. Lacy, 22. In 1870, she was living with Stephen only.

Mary Ann, Reuben's wife, was born April 14, 1800, probabily in Madison, KY where they were married, but the 1860 census says Virginia. She died on Feb. 22, 1873. Their known children were:

Elizabeth Jane Bacon, born July 4, 1825. She married Dr. Daniel F. Rule on October 6, 1841.

John L. Bacon, born May 5, 1827, who married Mary Amanda Falls on March 1, 1852.

11 A Brief History of the Defiance Community., Written and compiled by Lewis E. Taylor, Augusta, MO. Printed by Karen Oberdick.

Charles W. Bacon, born September 19, 1829. He married Elizabeth Turner, born 1843 on January 20, 1859 in Crawford County, MO. His children were Mary Bacon, born 1863 and Minnie Bacon, born 1867.

Thomas J. Bacon, born April 22, 1842, who marrie dEllen C. Chapman on March 27, 1861. Ellen was born in Indiana in 1840. Thomas died in 1885 and is buried at the Bacon Cemetary in Crawford County. His children were Mary Bacon, 1863, John Bacon 1867, Reuben Bacon, 1872 and Charles E. Bacon, born 1870 who died in 1965. Charles married Mary E. (march 26, 1875 to September 26, 1928). They are buried in Crawford County.

Virginia A. Bacon, born May 22, 1833, married Allison W. Hill, who was born in Tennessee in 1824. They were married on September 26, 1852 and their children were Mary E. Hill, 1855, Thomas M., 1858, Richard A., 1860, Sarah E., 1864, and William, 1869.

Benjamin F. Bacon, born Dec. 1837, who married a girl named Ellen.

Stephen L. Bacon, born October 10, 1841. He married Mary Ann Shotwell on November

7, 1870. This may be the Stephen Bacon in the Confederate cavalry who was 23 years old in

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about 1865 and was at the battles of Holly Spring, Salem, Collierville, West Point and Prairie Mound. He was dismounted and drove a team, was taken prisoner of war and took the Amnesty Oath in June 1865.

Julia Lewis Bacon, born October 14, 1844, who died in infancy.

EDWARD BACON

Edward Bacon, son of Langston, son of Harwood, was born in 1802 in Albemerle County, Virginia. He married Elvira Hurt, the daughter of Berry and Lucinda Hurt in Franklin

County, Missouri on August 31, 1828. She was born in 1812 in Kentucky. In 1850, the family was living in Meremac Township, St. Louis County. Elvira died between 1850 and 1860.

Their children were:

Juliana Bacon (1830-) who married David Hudspeth on November 11, 1852.

Martha Bacon (1833) who married George Norton, January 18, 1855.

Thomas Bacon, born December 2, 1838 in St. Louis. He married Mrs. Malinda Eoff Pruitt, who died on May 11, 1870. His second wife was Mary V. Dawes. They married on June 23, 1880 and lived in Boles Township, Franklin County, Missouri. He ran the general store in Pacific, Missouri from 1870 to 1895. His net worth was $13,000.00, and he was Pacific Chairman in 1870, and a Mason. In 1895, they moved to Carthage, MO, where his wife ran a millinary establishmnet. He died there on May 8, 1905 and was buried beside his first wife in Franklin County at the Pacific City Cemetary. Their children were: Bay E. Bacon, Milton E. L. Bacon, Grover T. Bacon, and Arch Mason Bacon.

Ezekial or Hezekiah Bacon (1837)

Gabriella Bacon, 1839. She married Conrad Zilch on September 28, 1859.

Edward Bacon, 1841

William Bacon, 1843

John Bacon, 1845

Permelia Bacon, 1849

NATHANIEL BACON

Nathaniel Bacon, son of Langston, son of Harwood. He was born between 1770 and

1780 in Virginia. In 1830, he was living in Franklin County, MO with one male under 10, one male 30-40, one male 60-70, 2 females under 5 and one female 20-30.

THOMAS BACON

Thomas Bacon, son of Langston, son of Harwood, was born in 1807 in Kentucky and was living in St. Louis in 1850 with his 80-year old mother Elizabeth. His known children were: Stephen Bacon (1836), Langston Bacon (1838), John Bacon (1839) and Sarah E. Bacon (1845) all born in St. Louis.

MARY BACON

Mary Bacon, daughter of Langston, son of Harwood.

PERMELIA BACON

Permelia Bacon, daughter of Langston, son of Harwood, was born December 12, 1811 and married William Bacon on October 22, 1829.

JOHN BACON

John Bacon was born between 1790 and 1800 in Virginia. He is probably the John Bacon who married Mariah Bacon on January 16,1818. He appraised a horse in St. Louis County with

Wiliamson Bacon and William Hamilton on Dec. 15, 1818 (See Williamson Bacon biography).

"Taken up By James Johnson, in the county of St. Luos, Bonhomm township, a bay mare, eight years old, about twleve and a half hands high a small star in her forehead some saddle spots. Appraised to twenty-five dollars by Nathanial Bacon, John Bacon, and John Bell. Sworn to before me, a jsutice of the peace, this 29th day of December 1818. William Long, J.P. Recorded 31st December, 1818. 3144 A. Gamble, Clerk."

On ()0 the following item appeared in the St. Louis "We the undersigners being householders of the township of Bonhomme, in the county of St. Louis, being duly sworn to describe and appraise a bast taken up by John Bacon, find them to be as follows to wit: one dark sorrel bourse supposed to be about nine or ten years of age, about fifteen hands high, branded on the (near?) shoulder buttock and under the mane thus, C with a scar on his off stide; no other mark or brands perceivable, appraised to seventy dollars, this 31st August 1819.—Also, one yellow sorrel Horse about fourteen hands high, seven years old offwind(?) food white, —no other mark or brand perceivable, appraised to thirty dollars this 31st August, 1819. Thomas Kelly, George Paris, Absolom E. Hout. Sworn to and subscribed this 31st August, 1819. Wm. Long, L.P. Recorded September 8, 1819 72 A. Gamble, Clerk."

The following item appeared in the St. Louis(): "Was taken up as a stray, by William Long, in the township of Bonhomme, in the county of St. Louis, a dark bay horse, supposed to be six years old, about fifteen and a half hands high, shod all round, with a shackling bell tied on with a small cord, supposed to have the big head; appraised to forty dollars, by G. Baxter and John P. Bacon, duly sworn for that purpose, before me, this 19th day of November, 1827. A true copy from my stray book, Hartly Lanham, j.p. Recorded January 5, 1828. I certify the

bove to be a true copy from the reocrds in my office, St. Louis, Jan. 12, 1828. Henry Chouteau, Clerk cc."

and died on September 3, 1828 and Abner Blize was named his executor. He is most likely to be the father of Alfred Washington Bacon and Ervin Bacon who were named as heirs in the grandfather (Langston's) will. Ervin (January 29, 1824 to August 10, 1859) was living with Abner Blize and his family in 1850, working as a farm laborer. He is buried at Francis Howell Cemetary No. 14 (Fitz) in St. Charles County, Missouri in the Bacon/Blize plot. Alfred Washington Bacon married Margaret Forkner on Dec. 14, 1843. He died before 1850, and Margaret married Frederick Pillman on Dec. 31, 1850. Alfred's daughter was Martha Bacon who married John Keller.

WILLIAM BACON

William Bacon, one son of Harwood Bacon, was born in Albemarle County, VA in about 1763. He married Nancy Huckstep on Dec. 19, 1787 in Albemarle County.12 "William Bacon advertises a mare taken up in Henrico County 9 May 1780--Virginia Gazette." In 1810, he was listed in the Albemerle County, VA census (00010-00010) with ten sla2es. The four Bacon

12 A Virginia records compilation lists Albemerle County Marriages 1780-1853, "William and Nancy Huckstep 19 Jan. 1787, spinster, b. Harwood Bacon, d., James Huckstepp gives consent.

brothers, William, Ludwill, Nathaniel and Nicholas moved to St. Louis in 1812 to take possession of inherited land. When first noted, William had brought between nineteen and twenty five sla2es to the St. Louis area.

The following items were listed in Valentine under transactions of the Bacons.

"William Bacon of Albemerle County deed from David Nimmo and Anne his wife of the same county, 446 L currency, 372 acres in Albemerle County, as per patent granted said Nimmo April 1800. Oct. 6, 1806. DB 15p 438."

"William Bacon and Nancy his wife, Nathaniel T. Gaines and Harriet his wife, of Albemerle County deed to Marmaduke Branham of same county, $183.75. 183 3/4 acres in Albemerge County being said Branham's part of a tract purchased by said Bacon, Gaines and Branham from Lewis C. Anthony, and Nancy his wife on Oct. 14, 1816. April 13, 1818. DB 21, 177."

"William Bacon, Nathaniel Gaines and Marmaduke Branham of Albemerle County deed from Lewis Anthony and Nancy his wife of the State of Tennessee. $150 to be paid Dec. 25, 1818, and $149 to be paid Dec. 25, 1819. 450 acres on Buck Island Creed adj. Humphrey Gaines and others. Oct. 14, 1816. DB 20, 392."

"William Bacon and Nancy his wife, Marmaduke Branham and Fanny his wife, of Albemerle County, deed to Nathaniel Daniel T. Gaines of same county. $175. 175 acres in Albemerle County being Gaines part of a tract purchased by said Bacon, Gaines and Branham from Lewis C. Anthony. Ap. 13, 1818. DB 21, 181."

"William Bacon and Nancy his wife of Albemerle Co., deed to Josel Shiflett of same county, $1,000. 402 acres in Alberme Co. on Buck Island Creed adj. Humphrey Gaines. Oct.

7, 1822, DB23, 211."

"William Bacon and Richard Bacon of Albemerle County agreement to settle all matters of controversy that ever did or at this time do exist between above parties relating to the last will of Harwood Bacon, dec. wherein is given to the children of said Ricahrd Bacon and Judith, his wife, a certain sum of $400 with interest from day of day of said Harwood Bacon..." Apparently, William went back to Virginia in time for the 1820 census, where he is listed as a 45+ male with a 45+ female and 19 sla2s. William returned to Virginia to retrieve his mother in 1823, making the difficult and long journey by oxcart. He may have gone back in 1824.

In Sept. 13, 1824, he advertised in the Missouri Republican the following item appeared:

"$20.00 reward. Runaway from the Subscriber. Living near Manchester on the (9 n

instant) a nso man named R******h about 30 years of age, yellow complexion, built... (d) and

bony. Prominent features, sharp chin, upper lip and chin covered with beard. When (wal)king from a person, his feet appear to wind and toes approach each other very nearly. He has a small gap between his front upper teeth and is intelligent when spoken to. He understands working at the blacksmith and coopering business, and is very handy with tools of all kinds. Had on when he went away white cotton pantaloons and shirt and had in his possession a bundle of other clothes. It is expected he will make for Illinois and attempt to cross at St. Charles, St. Louis or Herculaneum. A reward of $10.00 will be given for his apprehension if taken in this state or $20.00 if taken out and confined so that I get him again." William Bacon Sept. 10 4t 29.13 The 1830 census lists him in St. Louis with 1 male 5-10, one male 60-70, 1 female 10-

13 Apparently, he also advertised on April 12, 1824 and October 4, 1824.

15, one female 60-70, one female 80-90 and 25 sl2.

William's will was recorded in St. Louis on July 17, 1837 and reportedly probated January 3, 183714. His wife, Nancy, was the executor as was his son, James. His other heirs were Elizabeth Huckstep, his daughter, and Robert Parkes, his grandson.

His wife, Nancy, was listed in the 1840 Missouri census with one male 20-30, one female 30-40, one female 70-80.

William's son James H. (3/1/1789-9/10/1849) was bom in Albemerle and he married Martha Patsy Defoe, daughter of Benjamin and Martha Defoe (10/9/1785-7/3/1832), on 3/6/1811 in Albemarle County.15 They owned seven sla2s and he died on 7/18/1859. She died in 1832 and he married Miss Lucy Gaines on 6/2/1833. He died suddenly of cholera on Saturday, July 16, 1859. It was reported in the paper on the 18th. "The funeral of James H. Bacon, deceased, will be attended at the Union Presbyterian Church at 8:30 o'clock the friends and relatives of the deceased are respectfully invited to be present." He is buried at Rock Hill Cemetary on McKnight Road in a common grave for the epidemic victims.

Sons of James:

William Douglas Bacon, born 1/3/1813 in Virginia, died 2/6/1892 in

California, MO. In 1850, he was living in St. Louis and had a personal estate

worth $1000. That year they had one 11 year old black girl as their sl2e. Ten

14 Another source says he died in 1840, but that can't be accurate if his will was probated in 1837.

15 In the 1820 census of Albemarle County, he is listed with 1 male under 10, 1 male and 1 female 26-45 and 7 sla2es. In the 1830 St. Louis census he is listed with 1 male under 5, one male 15-20, 1 male 40-50. 1 female 5-10, 1 female 30-40, one female 40-50.

years later their sla2es, who were entirely black, consisted of males ages 1, 6, 19, 31 and 50 and women ages 23, 40 and 80.

William Douglas Bacon's wife was his cousin Sarah Douglas Defoe (10/4/1830-11/19/1906) and they were married on 4/18/1848 in Manchester, MO. Sarah was the daughter on John and Matilda Caroline (Rothwell) Defoe. He had a business called Locust Farm Retreat with his sister-in-law Truman Campbell. In 1860, Lucy Bacon, age 59, from Kentucky, was living with them.

There were 8 children, only 2 lived to adulthood.

1. Mary Emma, survived

2. Melcina Maude, survived

3. Alice Elizabeth Bacon (6/18/1850-5/22/1873)

4. Eugene Lee, lived to 25, died of consumption like several ctes

5. Mary E. Bacon (1857- ), died age 7

6. William Henry Bacon (6/16/1858-8/26/1865)

7. Amelia Bacon, died 1/19/1849, buried at Bacon-Defoe Cemetery

8. Addie Leora Bacon (12/12/1864-5/16/1870)

Sarah Elizabeth Bacon, 6/25/1823-9/16/1857. She was unmarried and lived with her brother William and his family. When she died, she was buried at the Bacon-Defoe Cemetery, or the Old Antioch Church yard on Wildhorse Creek Road.

John W. Bacon 10/24/1828-8/2/1837.

Elizabeth Bacon, daughter of Harwood, born 1791 in Albemerle Co., VA. She married her cousin, James Huckstep, Jr. on 2/25/1811. James was born in 1787.

LUDWILLE BACON

Harwood's son Ludwille came into St. Louis in 1812 with his brothers, as mentioned above. According to J. Thomas Scharf, in History of St. Louis City and County. "Ludwille entered land at the mouth of Bonhomme Creek. He married a Long. His son, Parkes, married Elizabeth C. Breckenridge (born 1797) by whom there were four children, of whom William P. Bacon and Mrs. Margaret Orr still reside in the vicinity. Nancy, daughter of Ludwille Bacon, married Robert Lewis from Loutre Island and had a family, among them Garnet and Warner Lewis, the well-known lawyer and editor."^

Ludwille died in 1835. His son, Langston Bacon died the following year, after leaving a son, John Bacon, who had died in 1828. John's son, Alfred Washington Bacon married Margaret Ann Forkner on December 14, 1843, but died before 1850, leaving a daughter, Martha Helen Jane Bacon.17 Margaret married Frederick Pillman on December 31, 1850 and changed

16 J. Thomas Scharf. History of St. Louis City and County, Volume II, Page 1929, Lewis Everts and Co.

17 The 1850 census (probably in Meremac Township, St. Louis), conducted Sept. 23, 1850, lists, in household 1445, James Wright, 43, Farmer 500 VA Maria 4GF, Ireland (Mary Jane Wright 18 F. VA Thomas M. Wright 15 M Margaret Childs, 35, $200, Ireland Margaret Bacon, 23, $1,000, VA

 

Martha's name to Pillman.1819 Martha married George J. Keller.

On Feb. 6, 1902, the following item appeared in the St. Charles newspaper. "The Ladies Aid Society of Pleasant Hill Church will give a box social at the home of Mrs. Martha Keller on Feb. 14. All are cordially invited, the ladies to bring well-filled boxes and the gentlemen well-filled pockets."

On July 31, 1902, the St. Charles paper reported, "Misses Lucille and Gussie Clark who have been visiting Mrs. Martha Keller departed for Emporia KS where they will make their future home."

By 1910, the household consisted of Martha, Nettie, Melvin and Herbert. In early August 1911, Martha went to St. Louis. On January 30, 1913, she was reported much improved from a severe but undisclosed illness. The illness followed a large family reunion held during

Helena J. Bacon, 6, MO

18 In 1860, the census lists Frederick Pillman, 30, $3,315 in real estate, $3015 in personal assets, farmer from Hanover. Marguerett, 34, VA Martha, 15, MO Clara, 8 Sylas, 6 Josehua, 2 William Melton, 23, Laborer, KY

19 In 1850, a William Pullman is listed in the St. Louis census, P. 278, St.L.

In 1860, there's a Frederick Pillman, age 20, in Ward 15 of St. Louis on page 1018.

In 1870, there's a Fred Pillman listed in Warren County, Charrette Township, on page 695, but he's a laborer, enumerated with another family.

In 1898, on Page 7 of the county section maps, in Township 44-45N, Range HE, on the east side of the Missouri River, there's a tract of land just south of the miniscule town of Port Royal, which is where Martha's place of birth was listed on her death certificatse, that belongs to F. L. Pillman and consists of 78.45 acres. This is less than a mile from the county line between St. Louis and Franklin County.

 

the last days of 1912 at her home. Forty relatives were present and "a delectable dinner was served."

At the beginning of December 1913, she went to Columbia, Missouri to visit her son, Alfred, and cousin, George L. D. Keller. George and Mary V. Keller had retired and lived at 414 Ann Street with their family. Also in the household was Alberta S., a nurse, Adrien D, a student at the University of Missouri, Maude M., also a nurse, Rupert L., a student, and Ruth L., also a student.

Martha's health was on the decline for quite a while. Chronic myocarditis, possibly caused by diabetes, was listed as her cause of death on Wednesday, January 24, 1923. Her death certificate lists her place of birth as Port Royal in Franklin County.

Martha was buried at Craig and left nine living children, ten grandchildren and 31 nieces and nephews. Her half brother, Abraham, and his sons, Eugene and William Pillman, came by train to attend her funeral, as did Arlie Fridley, who was living in St. Louis at the time.

For individual biographies of the nine children of George and Martha Keller, see Keller.

NATHANIEL BACON, SON OF HARWOOD

Nathaniel Bacon was born between 1770 and 1780 in Albcmerle County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Simmons, daughter of Spencer Simmons, in Virginia, Elizabeth was born in 1773. They lived in Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri. Nathaniel's will was written 8/21/1834 and recorded on 9/24/1841, probated in 1843. At that point, his sons Langston and Lydall were still minor children, and William and Fielding were listed as heirs. John Bacon, Stephen Hancock, Reuben Bacon of Franklin County, and Reuben S. Terill of Osage County, were the witnesses. In 1830 they were living in Franklin County, but the will was recorded in St. Louis, (the next paragraph was scratched out)

I. Fielding Bacon, according to legend, discovered gold 30 miles west of St. Louis. In all likelihood, what he discovered was choco pyrite with salenite, an upscale kind of fool's gold. He moved to the Visalia, California area after a brief habitation in Texas. They moved to Texas between 1844 and 1846 and then to Visalia between 1853 and 1857. He was born 1812, and his wife Sarah was born the same year in Kentucky. In 1860 he had $2,500 in property and $20,000 in personal assets. Ten years later, he had $15,000 in property and $96,500 in cash.

II. James Bacon, 1844, born in missouri. In 1870, he had $2,000 in land and $20,000 in other assets. Fie married Emma, born 1850.

II. Elizabeth Bacon, born 1844 in Missouri. II. Julia Bacon, born 1846 in Texas. II. Permelia, born 1853 II. John Bacon, born 1837

I. Lydwell Bacon, died young, but outlived his father. His will was written 8/15/1845 and recorded in St. Louis on 9/12/1845. His only heir was his mother, Elizabeth. Hugh McCullough and Abner Blize were his witnesses. I. Lucinda Bacon, died young. I. Maria Bacon (1801-1/7/1864)*

I. Nancy Bacon (born between 1800-1810, married William Thompson 1830, 1 fm L5, 1 fin/1 m 20-30)

I. Langston Bacon, born 1817 in Missouri, married Sarah B. (N.C.) in 1820. In 1850, they had $600 and mother, Elizabeth was living with them in St. Louis. II. George W. Bacon, 1839-II. Louisa Bacon, 1841-II. William Bacon, 1843-II. Elizabeth Bacon, 1846-II. Sarah A. Bacon, 1848-I. Nathaniel Bacon, Jr. Named executer for will of Stephen Hancock on 9/15/1830.

I. Mary Bacon, born between 1800 and 1810, first married Mr. Granger, second married John Johnson in 1830 and had, in 1830, two males under 5 and one female under 5 and one female between 6 and 10. John was born 1796 in Tennessee. Sarah Jane, born 1800.

II. Thomas Johnson. 1839-

  1. George Johnson, 1842-

II. Medora Johnson, 1844-

II. Elvira Johnson, 1846-

II. Celia Johnson, 1847-

I. William Bacon, born 10/18/1806 in Christian County, Kentucky, married Permelia Bacon, born 1811, moved to California in 1859. They were married on 10/22/1829 in St. Louis.

II. Sarah A. Bacon, 1836-II. James A. Bacon, 1838-

II. Thomas Bacon, 1840, married Lucinda, born in Arkansas in 1843, married secondly Susan, born in Missouri in 1859

III. Mary Bacon, 1863-III. Laura, 1864-III. William, 1865-III. Virginia Bacon, 1867-III. Henry Bacon, 1869-II. Maria Nancy Bacon, 1847 MO II. Martha Bacon, 1847 MO II. Lucy Bacon, 1851 AR II. William Bacon, 1856 AR II. Fielding Bacon, 1859 AZ II. Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-

"CAPTAIN" EDMUND BACON, 1785-1866, son of Harwood Bacon

Edmund Bacon was the youngest son of Harwood and Mary Williamson Bacon, born on 3/28/1785 in Albemerle County, VA. He worked for Thomas Jefferson at his estate and assisted in the building of the University of Virginia, which Jefferson founded.

Edmund Bacon, in the same interview with Rev. Hamilton W. Pierson in 1861, told of the beginning of the University.

"Mr. Jefferson looked over the ground some time, and then stuck down a peg. He stuck the very first peg in that building and then directed me where to carry the line, and I stuck the second. He carried one end of the line and I the other, in laying off the foundation of the University. He had a little rule in his pocket that he always carried with him, and with this he measured off the foundation. I have that rule now, and here it is," said Captain Bacon, taking it from a drawer in his secretary that he unlocked, to show it to us. It was a small twelve-inch ruler, so made as to be but three inches long when folded up. "Mr. Jefferson and I were once going along the bank of the canal," said he, "and in crawling through some bushes and vines, it fell out of his pocket and slid down the bank into the river. Some time after that, when the water had fallen, I went and found it, and carried it to Mr. Jefferson. He told me I had had a great deal of trouble getting it, and as he provided himself with another, I could keep it."

Jefferson devised plans for Edmund Bacon's home in Christian County, Kentucky, and it was build according to specifications. At some point one of the wings that created the "L"

shape was torn out by a subsequent owner. Jefferson also gave Edmund some Virginia pine which were transplanted at the home and treasured.

A leter of introduction written by Jefferson on August 15, LelalSlS from Warm Springs, Virginia, is still in the possession of a Bacon descendent, Carrington Doddrigton Bacon, Jr.

It reads, "The bearer, Mr. Edmund Bacon, has lived with me twelve years (as) manager of my farm at Monticello. He goes to the Missouri to look out for land to which he means to remove. He is an honest, correct man in his conduct and worthy of confidence in his engagements. Any information or instruction which any (one) may give him will be worthily bestowed, and if he should apply particularly to Governor Clarke on his way, the Governor will especially oblige me by imparting to him his information and advice. Th. Jefferson."

Another letter from Monticello, dated August 10, 1823, reads, in part, "Dear Sir, your letter of Mar. 26 came to my hands May 2 and I was gl. to learn that after all your sufferings on the road from men and such, you had got safely at length into a satisfactory position. We had ( ) from time of your departure the finest weather possible and were every day remarking how lucky you were in your weather... With me it has been a year of bad accidents. In November I broke my arm and dislocated my wrist...as soon as I was able to ride, I got a fall from my horse, next after that he fell with me in the river in water up to his belly and being alone, I was near drowning. Lately, I have had a fever of 3 weeks, from which I am recovered (but still weak) (The) dam I was building when you left us, was soon after su( )... This is my history since your departure."

If Edmund came to Missouri, which is likely, he did not settle there, and returne4 to Kentucky, making his home in Trig County. He first married Miss Nancy Simmons on Oct. 23, 1802. She died at Salem, KY in 1825. On June 21 of the following year, he married Mrs. Nancy Smith Henry. They had three children, Fielding, William L., and Thomas Malcolm. Edmund died 1/19/1866.

FIELDING, THOMAS M. AND WILLIAM L. Bacon (Capt. Edmund Bacon's sons)

FIELDING BACOn 9/3/1803 in Albemerle County, VA - 9/23/1836, Trigg Co., Ky. In 1831 married Sicilly Hall Radford (5/19/1807-10/19/1891), daughter of Capt. Benjamin Johnson and Ann Nancy Agee Radford, Sr.

II. William James Bacon, 9/16/1832, Salem, KY - 6/22/1898, Imboden, Ark. Married Delia Scott Carrington (10/10/1842-5/22/1894), daughter of Col. Joe Littleburg and Adeline Rhodes Carrington of Richmond, VA on 11/13/1867.

III. Delia Carrington Bacon (10/4/1868 - 6/24/1870)

III. Joseph Carrington Bacon (8/22-28/1870)

III. Carrington Coddrington Bacon (7/10/1871) Trigg Co., Ky- 11/6/1944, Memphis, TN. Married on 11/18/1902 Anne Meade Lockhart (11/18/1882) daughter of Scott and Katherine Kyle of Christianburg, VA born 2/8/1847. Married on 11/22/1872 S.N. Lockhardt (5/25/1848-4/9/1895) son of William Mitchell and Sally Stinson Lockard, M2 carrington C. Christian, Anne Meade Lockhardt graduated from Tennesee Interment College and was from Bristol , Tn. at Montgomery County, who died 10/15/1943 in Memphis.

IV.- Carrington Coddrington Bacon, Jr. married Grace Carkeet of

Memphis. Carrington born 4/5/1907 at Imboden, Ark., Graduate Memphis University School in 1923 and Southwestern College, Mississippi.

V. Roberta Lockhart Bacon married on 2/12/1955 Frank Coscia, Jr. VI. Michael Franklin Coscia.

III. Edmund Fielding Bacon, 11/26/1873-7/8/1876 III. William James Bacon, Jr. 6/3/1876-11/29/1950, Memphis. Married Myrtle McGrain on 12/9/1915, no children. Judge of General Sessions at Memphis for many years.

III. Harry Bacon, 4/14/1879-5/5/1879) III. Freddie Bacon, 4/14/1879-5/7/1879

III. Adeline Mabel Bacon, 5/16/1882, Trigg Co., Ky, married Boyce Watkins, Sr. of Upton, KY on 6/23/1910 at Louisville. He died 6/2/1957 at Cave Hill.

IV. Anne Bacon Watkins, 1913-1921

IV. Boyce Watkins, Jr., married Frances Payne of Nashville, TN V, Robert Boyce Watkins

V. Caroline Watkins

II. Ann Fielding Bacon (11/11/1834, Trigg-4/13/1914, Christian County, KY) married Dr. John Daniel Clardy, son of John Collins and Elizabeth Cayce Clardy on Nov. 21, 1854.

Ill, William Bacon Clardy 8/31/1855-9/26/1859 '" III. John Fielding Clardy, 6/10/1859-1/18/1901 married first Carrie Virginia Dade (10/31/1866-6/21/1886)

IV. Infant Daughter who died at birth 6/20/1886 John Fielding Clardy married secondly Elizabeth Evans, 9/26/1863-9/25/1925

III. Fleming Cayce Clardy, 12/10/1860-8/12/1942, married Mary Elizabeth Moore 8/4/1867-7/23/1936

IV. Anne Bacon Clardy 8/15/1889 married William Wallace Johnson on 6/24/1916.

V. John William Johnson

V. Harry Clardy Johnsonm. Elva Dickinson, lived in Trenton,

KY. •« -

VI. Mary Anne Johnson

VI. Harry Clardy Jackson, Jr.

VI. William Dalton Johnson V. John Moore Clardy 5/19/1892-7/22/1915 V. Fleming Cayce Clardy, Jr. married Louise Finley Logan

VI. Betty Florecne Clardy m. David Clayton Cruise VII. David Clayton Cruse, Lexington, KY.

VI. Fleming Cayce Clarding, III. m. Thelma Gerlach VII. Fleming Cayce Clardy IV VII. George Henry Clardy

VII. 'Jafie Louise Clardy

VI. Fannie Martin Clardy 12/8/1866-4/29/1948 married John Newton Prestridge, D.D., He was born 2/5/1853 in Selma, AL and died 10/29/1913 in Louisville, KY.

WILLIAM L. BACON, son of Captain Edmund Bacon, born 1807 in Albemerle County VA, died 8/23/1834 in Trigg County, KY, unmarried.

THOMAS MALCOLM BACON, son of Captain Edmund Bacon, born 1805 in Albemerle County, died Louisiana before 1863, married Anne B. Nancy Radford on 12/26/1827. She was born 8/10/1801-9/24/1839.

II. Edmund Bacon, 1829-11/1861, married Sarah Jane Jones on 11/5/1851. III. Tom Bacon III. Lucy Bacon, Texas

III. Benjamin Franklin Bacon 4/2/1833-7/28/1900 Des Arc, Ark. married Gabrilla Donaldson (10/19/1843-3/23/1898) on 10/11/1864, daughter of William R. and () Parrish Donaldson

IV. Maggie Parrish Bacon (9/28/1865-10/12/1894) married William L. Williford (7/20/1847-11/5/1921) on 4/17/1889.

IV. William Keese Bacon (5/23/1867-1/20/1944) married Mary Hazel (4/19/1871-5/9/1923) on 10/5/1890.

IV. Lela Bacon (1/25/1869-6/7/1948) married Robert A. Frith (10/1/1861-5/9/1923) on 1/1/1891.

IV. Maude Bacon 12/27/1870-12/30/1870

IV. Ella Bacon (5/18/1872-3/20/1933 married Alfred Jaegerschmid (1/12/1875-9/9/1939) on 11/3/1897.

IV. Tom Malcolm Bacon (1/21/1875-10/23/1956) married first Sallie Cofield (9/4/1883-9/25/1915) on 9/5/1900, Married second, Lula Young Conder 5/20/1891 on 1/17/1926. '*

IV. Edmund Walker Bacon, 3/5/1877 married Louise Judson (10/21/1883-5/10/1954)

V. Charles Edmund Bacon, Eudora, Ark.

IV. Presley Bacon (1/30/1879-10/20/1879)

IV. Charles Holmes Bacon (8/4/1880-6/2/1949) married Zula Powell (9/8/1884-6/8/1959) on 9/12/1905.

IV. Mary Edgar Bacon 8/30/1883 Des Ares, Ark. married John M. Harmony (10/15/1873-4/7/1953) on 9/5/1901.

  1. Evaline E. Bacon married Mr. McCrane