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MICHAEL BACON 



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



By 



LEON BROOKS BACON, LL.B., 



Of New York City. 



[Eeprinted from New-Eno. Histobical akd Geneaiogioal Reoistek for Oct., 1902.] 



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MICHAEL BACON AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



1. Michael' Bacon, born probably in Comity Suffolk, England, came 
to America in 1640, and was one of the early settlers of Dedliam, Mass. 
Tradition says he held the office of captain of a company of yeomanry in 
County Suffolk.* According to Brown's History of Bedford, Mass. (ap- 
pendix, page 2), he went from England to the North of Ireland about 1633, 
seven years previous to his coming to New England. The following is taken 
from " Dedham Records, Town and Selectmen," Vol. III., page 68 : [26 
May, 1640.] "Agreed vpon that the Towue of Dedham shall enterteyne 
m"' Samuell Cooke together w* his estate And also m'' Smith & m'^ Bacon 
all from Ireland & afiord to them such accoinodacons of vpland & medowe 
as their estates shall Requier." 

From a record made the following month {ibid, page 69), it would appear 
that the wife of Mr. Bacon preceded him in Dedham. He was one of 
the signers of the church covenant of Dedham. In 1644, he granted land 
to the town for one of the highways. His wife Alice died April 2, 
1648, and he died the same month, April 18, 1648. His will, dated April 
14, 1648, mentions all his children, except Alice, who died the previous 
month. Inventory, April 20, 1649, amounted to £54. 15. 04. (See Reg- 
ister, Vol. 7, pages 230-1.) 

His children, born probably in England, were : 

2. i. Michael' ; Charlestown, 1640, Woburu, 1641, Billerica, about 1678 ; 

d. July 4, 1688. 

3. ii. Daniel; Woburn, 1640, Bridgewater, 16G4, Cambridge Village 

(now Newton), about 1669; freeman. May 26, 1647; d. Sept. 7, 
1691. 

4. iii. John; Dedham; freeman, 1647; d. .Tune 17, 1683. 

iy. Alice, m. March 31, 1647, Thomas Bancroft of Dedham. He d. 

March 24, 1648. She d. March 29, 1648. 
V. Sarah, m. April 14, 1648, Anthony Hubbard of Dedhara. Sje d. 

1652. 

2. Michael" Bacon {Michael}), born probably in England, came to 
Dedham in 1640, with his father. He was of Charlestown, Dec. 
18, 1640, where he subscribed to " Town Orders " for the then 
projected town of Woburn, of which he shortly after became one 
of its original inhabitants. 

Michael Bacon, of Woburn, bought of Roger Shaw, in 1648, a 
farm in the northwesterly part of Cambridge (now Bedford), in- 
cluding " all the meadow adjoining to the great swamp near the east 
corner of Concord bounds, that falls in Cambridge bounds." The 
Shawshin River runs from this " great swamp," on which Mr. Ba- 
con is said to have erected, before 1675, a mill which was very 

* Also see Reoisteb, Vol. 37, page 192, note. 



recently, if it is not now, standing. He was chosen, April 13, 1644, 
surveyor of highways for tlie town of Woburn. In a mortgage re- 
corded June 8, 1675, he is alluded to as^a citizen of Billerica. In 
August. 167.5, the town of Billerica, when provithng defense against 
the Indians in King Philip's War, assigned Michael Bacon to garri- 
son "No. 10," under command of Timothy Brooks. He married 

first, Mary , who died Aug. 26, 1655 : married second, Oct. 

26, 1655, Mary Richardson, who died May 19, 1670; and married 
third, Nov. 28, 1670, Mary Noyes. He died July 4, 1683. 
His children, all by his first wife, were : 
5. i. Michael', b. 1640; Charlestown and Woburn, 1640, Billerica, 16G6, 
Bedford, 1682; d. Aug- 13, 1707. 
li. Eliz.vbkth, b. Jan. 4, 1C42, in Woburn. 
ill. Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1644, in Woburn. 

8. Daniel* Bacon (MickaeP-), bom probably in England, came to Ded- 
ham in 1640, with his father; was made freeman. May 26, 1647 ; 
and was one of the original projectors of the settlement at AVobum, 
1640. Daniel was early of Bridgewater, and owned a purchase 
right there, and the farm where Timothy Reed, Esq., lately lived ; 
all of which he sold to his "nephew Michael Bacon, Jr., of Bil- 
lerica," who sold it, in 1685, to John Kingman of Weymouth. He 
was one of the jury for laying out the highways in 1664, and is 
mentioned again in 1668. In this latter year he purchased a house 
and six acres of land near Angier's corner, and about this time he 
probably went to Cambridge. He also purcha.sed several parcels of 
land in Cambridge Village (now Newton) and Watertown, portions 
of which were afterwards conveyed to Oakes Angier, General Wil- 
liam Hull, and others. On a part of one of these parcels was 
erected the Nonautum House. He was recorded at Newton in 1669. 

In 1669, William Clement^, Jr., conveyed to Daniel Bacon, for 
£60, 25 acres of land located jiartly in Newton and partly in Water- 
town. On this tract Isaac and John, his sons, settled, John's part 
being within the bounds of Watertown. 

At Bridgewater, he married Mary Reed, daughter of Thomas 
Reed of Colchester, County Essex, England. He died intestate, 
Sept. 7, 1691, in Newton. She died Oct. 4, 1691. His sons Daniel 
and Jacob settled his estate, the inventory of which amounted to 
£143. 17s. 6d. 

His children, recorded in Cambridge, but probably all born in 
Bridgewater, were : 

Daniel'; of Boston, 1G60; removed to Salem. 

TH0.MA8, b. April 13, 1645; Roxbnry, 1664; d. Oct. 25, 1701. 

John, died young. 

John, b. Sept. 8, 1647; Watertown, and Charlestown; d. April 7, 
1678. 

Isaac, b. April 4, 1650 ; Newton ; d. 1684, leaving widow Abigail, 
who d. July 10, 1715. No children named in his will. • 

Eachkl, b. June 4, 1652, 

Jacob, b. June 2, 1654; Newton; d. at Newton, 1709. 
viii. Lydia, b. March 6, 1056. 
ix. Hannah (probably). 

John" Bacon (MickaeP), born probably in England, came to Ded- 
ham in 1640, with his father; was made freeman in 1647 ; and was 
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"four Acres of Meadow Lying in ffowle Meadow iu Doi'cliester ; 
all woodlands & swamps granted me by the town of Dedham, ex- 
cepting that hSwampe that Lye one the North [of ] Charles River." 
He was frequently appointed ou committees for clearing lands and 
laying outhighwajs, and is recorded as among the selectmen, 1 (JGO-l ; 
was a surveyor and commissioner, and one of the signers of the pe- 
tition of the town of Dedham against the Lidians of Natick, sent to 
the Governor and Assistants and Deputies assembled in General 
Court at Boston, May 7, 1G(!2. (Mass. Archives, XXX., 112.) He 
was a member of ' Captain Timothy Dwighl's company, in King- 
Philip's War, stationed at the garrison in Wrentham in 1G76. He 
left no sdU. His wife Rebecca, son John, and son-in-law Nathaniel 
Kingsbury, were appointed administrators of his est;jte. There is 
no record of division of the property, but in the inventory " lands 
and rights in Wrentham " are mentioned. He remained in Dedham 
until his death, June 17, 1683. He married, December 17, 1651, 
Rebecca Hall of Dedham, who died October 27, 1694. Until re- 
cently, descendants of .John enjoyed part of the ancestral property. 
His children, bom in Dedham, were : (t*^"*"^ 

10. i. John', b. July 17, bapt. Aus. 3, 16.56; d. Oct. 27, 1732. 

Rebkcca, b. Nov. 10, lfi58; in. 13 Feb. 1678, John Gay of Dedham. 
Daniel, b. March 10, 1660-1 ; d. before April 21, 1700. 
Sakah, b. Marcli 31, 1663. 
Samui'X, b. Oct. 8, 1665. 

Thomas, b. Aug. 23, 1667; d. in Wrentham, April 11, 1749. 
Susanna, m. Jan. 7, 1693, Jonathan Dowhift. 
viii. Mary, b. Oct. 14, 1673; in. Nathaniel Kiuiisbnry. 

ix. Stephen, b. Aug. 21, 1677; ra. Mary  — , and had: Manj,* b. 

March 20, (probably 1707-8). No further record in Ded- 
ham. 

Michael* Bacon {Michael,^ MichaeV-) was born in 1640, probably at 
Charleston, before his father settled in Woburn. He is recognized 
by his father in a deed dated Oct. 4, 166G, as his " loving son, Mi- 
chael Bacon, Juii., of Billerica, shoemaker." Michael" purchased the 
Rev. Mr. Mitchell's farm of .500 acres for £200, in July, 1682. The 
farm was a grant by Carabi-idge to their minister, in 1 6-52. It was 
situated on the Shawshin River, and included the mill, and was 
known for many years a.s the " Bacon homestead." 

The families of Bacon prominent in the history of Bedford have 
almost all descended from MichaeP. The name has been prominent 
in the territory comprising the town, for more than two hundred 
years. The " Bacon house," still standing, is thought to have been 
built by Michael' in the latter part of the 1 7th century. Six later 
generations of the family, in five of which the name Benjamin .ap- 
pears, have been born or lived in that house. Among other traits 
of the family, a notable one has been their musical talent. 

Of the twenty-six " minute men " from Bedford in the " Concord 
fight," six were Bacons, and tliere were two in the Company of 
militia in that engagement. There were nine Bacons reported as 
lialjle to do military duty, May 1.5, 1775. 

He married, March 22, 1660, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Rich- 
ardson. He died Aug. 13, 1707. She died Aug. 15, 1694. 

His children were: 
i. M.\ky', b. June 1 , 1661, in Woburn. 
ii. Sakah, b. Aug. 24, 1668, in Woburn. 



. iii. Abigail, b. March 5, lGGG-7, in Woburn. 
U. iv. Jonathan, b. July 14, 1G72, in Billerica; d. Jan. 12, 1754. 

15. V. Nathanifx, b. Sept. 18, 1675, in Billerica. 

16. vl. JosiAH, b. Aug. 20, 1678, in Billerica; d. Oct. 14, 1723. 
vii. Ruth, b. July 24, 1G81, in Billerica. 

17. viii. Benjamin, b. 1G83, in Bedford; d. Nov. 27, 1727. 

18. is. Joseph, b. March 8, 1685, in Bedford; d. Nov. 19, 1747. 

G. Daniel' Bacon (Daniel,'^ Michae?) was born probably at Bridgewater. 
He was of Boston in 1660; and later removed to Salem, where he 
is mentioned as a shipwright in the papers relating to a suit, in 1664, 
between John Pickering and the owners of the " New mill " (now 
The City Mills) in Salem. He married, August 1, 1664, Susanna, 
baptized in 1697, at Lynn, daughter of IMichael Spencer of Salem. 
His children, recorded in Salem, were : 

19. i. Danibl<, b. 14 Oct. 1665. 

ii. Alice, b. 28 of 8'"». 1669 ; d. abt. 7 weeks later, 

iii. Susanna, b. 18 July, 1670. 

iv. Maky, b. 8 June, 1673. 

20. V. Michael, b. 23 Oct. 1676.' 

vi. LvDiA, b. 23 of 12"'", 1G78; d. 26 of lO""", 1681. 

21. vii. John, b. 24 of 11""., 1680. 

7. Tuoma\' BACOiJ {Daniel,'^ MchaeP) was born April 13, 1645, prob- 

ably at Bridgewater. He was of Roxbury in 1 665. His wife was 

!Marv , who Wiis admitted to the Chmch in Roxburv. March 24, 

167 f-2. He died Oct. 25, 1701. 

His children, born in Roxbury, were: 

i. Joseph*, b. Jan. 1, 1666; no record of marriage. 

ii. George, b. Sept. 12, 1672; d. 1674. 

And perhaps,, 

iii. Maugarkt, who d. May 16, 1680. 

iv. Margaret, bapt. Oct. 18, 1682. 

V. Hannah, bapt. Nov. 10, 1685. 

8. John" Bacon {Dani^J,^ Michael^) was bom Sept. 8, 1647, probably 

at Bridgewater. He removed to Charlestown about 1 668 ; and later 
settled on a portion of a 25-acre tract of land in Watertown, pur- 
chased by his father, in 1669, from William Clements, Jr. In Feb- 
ruary, 1678-9, his father gave him a deed of land in Watertown, 
"in observance of the last will and testament" of his grandfather 
Reed. He married, Sept. 2, 1668, Susanna, daughter of James 
Diaper. He died of small-pox, April 7, 1678. She died of small- 
pox, March 20, 1677-8. His will, dated April 6, and probated April 
15. 1678, piinfiilftB hia daughter to Mrs. Elliot, his sons to their grand- 
father James Draper, and gives a boy named Robert Miller, 20 sliil- 
lings. 

His children, born in Charlestown, were : 

i. John', b. Aug. 27, 1670; removed to Roxbury, where he sold a house 
near raeeting-liouse to Edward Johnson, Jr., in 1691-2; m. per- 
haps Mary , and had : Benjamin^ and Bobert, twin.s, b. Feb. 

7, 1709, and Abigail, b. Aug. 15, 1711. 

ii. Sus.iNNA, b. Jan. 3, 1672-3. 

iii. Ephuaim, b. Nov. 17, 1675; m. perhaps Elizabeth Gregs, Aug. 28, 
1700; lived in Roxbury. No record of children. 

iv. A child, died of small-pox, March 18, 1677-8. 

9. Jacob' Bacon {Daniel,' Michael^) was born June 2, 1654, probably 

at Bridgewater. He removed to Newton, and was there in 1677, 



and a freeholder in 1689. He lived on the south side of the Charles 
River. In 1678, he and his brother Isaac were among petitioners for 
the separation of Cambridge Village from the Town of Cambridge. 
Another brother, Daniel, was among the freemen who did not sign. 
He married first, Elizabeth Knight ; and married second, in Dec, 
1700, Dorothy, daughter of Ralph Broadhurst of Roxbury. He died 
in 1709. 

His children by his first wife, all born in Newton, were : 
i. ELIZ.VBETH*, b. March 26, 1677 ; d. April 6, 1678. 
ii. Jacob, b. March or May 9, 1680; m. Elizabeth ; settled in the 

sonth part of the town, adjoining Roxbury line ; had one son John^. 

In 1710, he and wife Elizabeth sold 20 acres of land to Wm. 

Ward. He d. soon after; and his widow signed a petition to 

worship in Roxbury. 
iii. John, b. Feb. 27, 1682-3; d. before 1704. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. May 12, 1684; d. young. 
V. RuHAMi, b. April 8, 1686; d. young, 
vi. Mary, b. 1689. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. May 6, 1692. > 
viii. Isaac, b. June 28, 1698; no record of marriage. 

His children by his second wife were : 
ix. RuHAMi, b. Dec. 18, 1700. 
X. Abigml, b. Feb. 16, 1701-2. 
xi. John (twin), b. July 30, 1704, at Roxbury. 
xii. Dorothy (twin), b. July 30, 1704, at Roxbury. 
xiii. Ralph, b. Nov. 1706. 
xiv. Mary Elizabeth (probably). 

10. John' Bacon {John^^ Michael^) was born in Dedham, July 17, and 

baptized Aug. 3, 1656. He married, Dec. 15, 1683, Lydia, daugh- 
ter of Andrew Dewing of Dedham. He died Oct. 27, 1 732 ; and 
his widow Lydia married, second, March 1, 1759, Joseph Draper, Jr. 
His children, born in Dedham, were : 

i. Lydia*, b. Oct. 12, 1684. 
ii. Rebecca, b. June .SO, 1687. 

iii. Rachel, b. March 30, 1690 ; m. June 5, 1729, David Lawrence of 
Wrentham. 

22. iv. John, b. Jan. 3, 1692-3; d. Nov. 3, 1749. 

23. v. Michael, b. March 21, 1695-6. 

11. Daniel' Bacon (John,^ Michael^) was bom in Dedham, March 10, 

1660-1. He married, April 21, 1686, Elizabeth, perhaps daughter 
of Richard Martin. The widow. Elizabeth, died April 21, 1700, 
at Dedham. Af 

His children, born in Dedham, were : , ^ j^k ^^ »*A 

i. Daniels b. May 8, 168G; d. Oct. 27, 1694. , J.'^'^ ^' pv _, 

ii. IsA.\c, b. March 9, 1688-9; m. Abigail *>'^ '  , and had: [Isaac'] aJU^ ^ Ve.»i*Y-' 
b. Nov. 21, 1711. No further record. -^ IT^'I"*^ 



iii. Timothy, b. March 3, 1690. No recora ot marriage. i , tJ.^ Cd'V*' 

24. iv. William, b. Oct. 8, 1694; m. (1) March 21, 1715-16, Sarah Aldis; ^^^ ' L ijPJS;; 
m. (2) Experience Haws of Dedham. ^6.ri,*4/ kjw-w' 

Samuel' Bacon (John,' Michael}) was born in Dedham, Oct. 8, 16<5.j. i^.--*^ 



He married, July 31, 1705, Elizabeth Ackers of Roxbury, 

His children, born in Dedham, were : , ., ; 

1. Elizabeth*, b. April 2, 1706. KL*K.' 

ii. Joanna, b. May 26, 1710; m. probably Ebenezer Skinner. \^v' 

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13. Thoma6' Ba^ON (John,' MchaeU) was bora id Dedham, Aug. 23, 

1667. He refiroved to Wrenthata, and re recorded among the 
planters there in 1693. He came into possession of some part of 
the " land and rights in Wrentliam " mentioned in his father's in- 
y^tory. JaA. 22, 1691, be married Hannah, daughter of James 
Fales, xrho came ffom' Ch6st6r, England, early in the seventeenth 
century, and was among the first settlers of De<lham, a freeman in 
1653, and a soldier in King Philip's War. Hannah was born at 
Dedham, Nov. 16, 1672; and died in Wrentham, in April, 1711. 
Thomas died ia Wi-entham, Apiil 10, 1749. 
His children, borti in Wretitbam, were : 

25. i. Thomas'*, b. Nov. 26, 1693; d. 1784. 

ii. HANN.iH, 1). April 25, 1697; d. Oct. 23, 1754^ m. Nathaniel Wright, 
who d. April 3, 1755. 

26. iii. James, b. Oct. [1700] ; d. 1785. 

iv. Martha, b. Oct. 8, 1703; d. April 3, 1800; m. June 22, 1731, John 
Shepard. 

27. V. Jacob, b. Sept. 9, 1706; Harvard College, 173;; m. (1) June 22, 

1749, "Mary Wood of Boxford," by whom he had seven chil- 
dren, all b. in Plymouth; m. (2) Mary Whitney; d. Aug. 14, 
1787, at Ko'tvley, Mass. 

28. vl. John, b. April 22, 1710. 

14. Jonathan* Bacon [Michael,'^ Michael,^ MichaeP) was born at Bil- 

lerica, July 14, 1672, where he became a man of prominence in the 
town. In 1669, he was approved by the selectmen " to sell victuals 
and drink." It was ordered by the " Great and General Court," 
in 1705, that he and others ehonld have proportionable shares with 
other common proprietors and inhabitants of BillericA in all future 
divisions of undivided and waste lands belonging to the town, ac- 
cording to their proportion of the town charges for the last seven 
years. Jonathan, with two brothers, was in the Indian wars, with 
"Major Lane"* in 1706. In 1722, the schoolmaster was assigned 
by the town to go " one month to Jonathan Bacon's." He repre- 
sented the town of Billerica at the General Court in 1726, and was 
selectman in 1719 and 1727. He was prominent in the petition to 
secure the formation of the town of Bedford. As a " principal in- 
habitant," he was appointed to assemble the people in the first town 
meeting, Oct. 6, 1729, at which time he was chosen one of the 
selectmen. He married first, Jan. 3, 1694, Elizalieth Giles, who 
died in 1788; and he married second, Sept. 22, 1739, Elizabeth 
Hancock, widow of Benjamin Wymau of Wobirni. He died Jan. 
12, 1754. 

His children, born in Billerica, were : 
i. Elizabeth', b. Nov. 26, 1695. 
ii. Sarah, b. Dec. 25, 1696; m. Israel Pntnam. 
iii. Anna, b. April 28, 1698 : d. Oct.~S, 1698. 

iv. Jonathan, b. Dec. 18,1700; m. Ruth , and had: WiiUam.'- 

who d. young. 
V. Mary, b. Sept. 18, 1702. 
vi. Bridget, b. Jan. 5, 1706 or '7. 
vii. Anna, b. Ang. 19, 1709. 

15. Nathaniel* Bacon (Michael,' Michael;- Michael^) was born in Bil- 

lerica, Sept. 18, 1675. He married Judith, daughter of Francis 

» John Lane, of Billerica. 



"Wyman of Wobura, wlio served under Captain Thomas Prentice 

in the Mount Hope Campaign, 1675-1676. 
His children, born in Billerica, were : 

1 Nathaniel', b. March 1, 1699-1700. 

ii. Judith, b. Oct. 19, 1701 ; d. Dec. 30, 1701. 

iii. JtiDiTH, b. Nov. 10, 1702. 

iv. Abigatl, b. Jan. 1, 1704-5; m. Aug. 26, 1725, Thomas Grover. 

V. Sarah, b. April 10, 1707; m. March 2, 1726-7, Beajamiu Grover 
of Stoneham. 

vi. Mtchaki., b. March 22, 1708-9 ; d. Dec. 30, 1709. 

vU Susanna, b. Oct. 5, 1710; m. Nathan Brooks of Concord. 

Vm. Michael, b. Oct. 29, 1713; ra. (1) Nov. 24, 1743, Sarah Whitte- 
niore of Lexington, who d. April 17, 1745; he m. (2) March 5, 
1747, Elizabeth, dau. of Job and Mary Lane, and had nine chil- 
dren, among whom were David' and Solumon. 

ix. Joseph, b. March 31, 1716. No record of marriage. 

X. Thomas, b. Sept. 13, 1721. No record of marriage. 

16. JosiAH* Bacon (Michael,' Michael,^ Michael^) was born Oct. 20, 1678, 

in Billerica. He was a lieutenant in the Indian Wars, with " Major 
Lane." His wife was Mary '    - . He died Oct. 14, 1723. 

His children, born in Billerica, were : 
1.  Josiah', b. April 27, 1702 ; m. June 23, 1726, Sarah, dau. of Deacon 

,>oseph and Rebecca (Patten) Davis, and had eleven children. 

The widow Sarah m., second, Capt. Enoch Kidder. 
ii. Maky, b. Oct. 20, 1703; d. Nov. IC, 1703. 
iii. Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1704 ; d. Jan. 8, 1705. 
iv. Maky, b. Oct. 14, 1706. - 
V. Lydia, b. June 6, 1710. 
vi. Samuel, b. March 25, 1719; d. April 19, 1719. 

17. Benjamin^ Bacon (Michael,' Michael,^ MichaeP) was born in 1683, 

in Bedford. He was the son to remain on the homestead in Bed- 
ford, known as the " Bacon house." He and brother Joseph had 
land deeded by Michael,' their father, in 1704, the deed not recorded 
until 1710. He served in Capt. John Lane's Company, 170.3-1713 ; 
and was in the Billerica Troop of Horse, in Queen Anne's War, for 
the relief of Dunstable, Mass., 1706. In his will, dated Nov. 25, 
1727, all the children except Mary are mentioned, and provision 
made for a child if one should be born after his death. Pie mar- 
ried, Dec. 2, 1712, Abigail Taylor of Concord. He died Nov. 12, 
1727. (Tombstone in Billerica.) 

His cliildren, bom in Bedford, were : 
i. Benjajiin', b. Dec. 6, 1713; m. Feb. 15, 1739, Catherine, dau. of 

Col. John Lane, and had six children, 
ii. John, b. June 16, 1716; d. May 26, 17G0; m. in 1744, Elizabeth 

Stearns, and had three, and perhaps other cliildren. She m., 

second, Capt. Jonathan Wilson, 
iii. Abigail, b. Sept. 25, 1718; in. James Simonds of Woburn. 
iv. Samdbl, b. Julv 21, 1721. 
V. Maky, b. Oct. 28, 1726 ; d. Dec. 28, 1726. 

18. Joseph* Bacon (Michael,' Michael,^ Mchael}) was born May 8, 1685, 

in Bedford. He married. May 9, 1716, Rebecca Taylor, probably 
of Concord. He died Nov. 29, 1747 ; and she died Aug. 24, 1778, 
aged 91 years, 9 months, and 16 days. 

His children, born in Bedford, were : 
i. Rebecca*, b. April 17, 1717; d. Feb. 20, 1703; unmarried. 
Ii. Lydia, b. Sept. 20, 1719 ; m. Amos Brooks of Harvard. 



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iii. Ruth, m. Joseph Robbins of Acton. 

iv. Eunice, m. Samuel Bacon of Stow. They had nine children. 
The father, Samuel, was not of the Bedford line tvom Michael. 

19. Daniel^ Bacon {Daniel," Daniel,"^ Michael^) was born Oct'v 14, 1665, 

in Salem. He was a shipwright. Dec. 21, 1689, John Ruck con- 
veyed to Daniel Bacon, Jr., what was afterwards called the Bacon 
lot, with a ritrht to drivo across the grantor's wharf to the lot. It 
remained in the family seventy-five years. Executors of John Ruck 
conveyed another lot to him, Feb. 6, 1698-9, Mr. Bacon erected 
a house upon it, and died possessed of the estate, in 1747. The 
property passed to Benjamin Bacon, of Salem, a wig and peruke 
maker, and Joseph Ropes, of Salem, mariner. Daniel married 

Sarah . 

His children, born in Salem, and all baptized in First Church, 
were : 

i. Daniel', b. about 1690; bapt. May 3, 1G96; m. Elizabeth -, 

and had three children, b. in Salem; he d. in M.ay, 17G1. 

ii. Sarah, bapt. May 3, 1696.  

iii. Benjamin, bapt. May 3, 1696. 

iv. Susanna, bapt. June 14, 1696. 

v. Elizabeth, bapt. April 10, 1698. 

vi. John, bapt. July 7, 1700. 

vii. Spkncek, bapt. Feb. 22, 1701. 

20. Michael* Bacon {Daniel,^ Daniel,^ Michael^) was born Oct. 23, 1676, 

in Salem. He married Margaret . 

His children, born in Salem, and baptized in First Church, were : 

i. Michael', bapt. Sept. 30, 1705. 

ii. M.\UGAHET, bapt. June 23, 1707. 

iii. Michael, bapt. Feb. 27, 1708. 

iv. Samuel, bapt. April 15, 1711 ; shipwright; d. before 1783; m. Han- 
nah , and had three children b. in Salem. 

V. Sarah, bapt. March 22, 1713. 

\i. Susanna, bapt. July 17, 1715. 

vii. Retire, bapt. .\prii 17, 1720. On June 16, 1758, Retire and five 
other men of Capt. Marrow's Company were put under guard on 
suspicion of billing a young beef and two calves. 

21. John'' Bacon {Daniel,'^ Daniel,'' Michael}) was born Jan. 24, 1680, in 

Salem. He married Hannah . He died before Aug. 26, 

171G. 

His children, born in Salem and baptized in First Church, were : 

i. Hanna', bapt. July 20. 1712. 

ii. John, bapt. July 2"0, 1712. 

Iii. Tabitha, bapt. .July 20, 1712. 

iv. Mary, bapt. July 20, 1712. 

V. Samuel, bapt. Aug. 29, 1714. 

vi. Benja.min, bapt. Aug. 26, 1716, "son of Hanna, yewidowof John." 

22. John* Bacon {John.^ John,^ Michael}) was born Jan. 31, 1692-3, in 

Dedham. Pie married Elizabeth . He died I^ov. 3, 1749. 

She died Aug. 27, 1740. 

His chUdreu, born in Dedham, were : 
1. Rebeckah', b. Dec. 30, 1717. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. (probably 1720). 

iii. John, b. April 17, 1722.. 

iv. Richard, b. Mch. 12, 1726-7; m. Mch. 11, 1756, Anna Ilaws of 

Needham, by Rev. Andrew Taylor, and had two sons, recorded 

in Dedham. 



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T. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 24, 1729; m. abt. 1753, Anna Waiting;, by Rev. 

Mr. Samuel Dexter, and had three children, recorded in Dedham. 

He d. Sept. 5, 1795, aged 66 years, 
vi. Hannah, b. Aug. 25, 1732. 
vii. Mary, b. Dec. 11, 1734. 
viii. Abigail, b. June 29, 1737. 

23. Michael* Bacon (John,' John,"^ Michael}) was born March 21, 1695- 

6, in Dedbam. lie marriod Abigail . 

His children, born in Dedham, were : 

1. Michael*, b. July 25, 1722; m. in Needhain, May 23, 1751, Mary 
Mills of Needhain, by Mr. Jonathan Townsend, "our Gosepel 
Minister." No record of children. 

ii. Ephr.vim, b. Nov. 31, 1724; m. Kebecca , and had four chil- 
dren. 

iii. Sarah, b. Feb. 9, 1726-7. 

iv. Nehemiah, b. Jan. 4. 1728-9. No record of marriage. 

V. Josiah, b. Jan. 6, 1730; m. Nov. 27, 1755, Abigail Smith of Need- 
ham, and had five children. 

vi. Lydia, b. Dec. 21, 1734. 

vii. William, b. Sept. 24, 1735. No record of marriage. 

24. AViLLiAM Bacon {Daniel,^ Johnj^ MiehaeP) was born Oct. 8, 1694, in 

Dedham. lie removed to Stoughton, Mass. He married first, 
March 21. 1715-16, Sarah Aldis ; and married second, Experience 
Haws of Dedham. 

His child by his first wife was : 

i. William', b. June 24, 1716, in Dedham ; was Captain of a company 
raised for the Crown Point expedition, in the French and Indian 
War ; ra. Nov. 17, 1737, by Rev. Mr. Thomas Balch, Abigail Dean 
of Dedham, aud had ten children, all born in Dedham. He died 
 May 21, 1761. The widow Abigail m. second, Oct. 20, 1763, George 
Talbot of Stoughton. 
His children by his second wife, recorded in Dedham, were : 

ii. Ebexezbr, b, Oct. 6, 1721; m. Rebeckah , and had twelve 

children recorded in Dedham. 

iii. Daniel, b. Aug. 14, 1723. 

iv. Sarah, b. Aug. 5, 1725. 

V. Susanna, b. Dec. 30, 1727. 

vi. David, b. Oct. 24, bapt. Dec. 6, 1730. 

vii. Joseph, b. Oct. 4, 1733; m. Aug. 9, 1764, Abigail Holmes of Wood- 
stock; Conn. 

25. Thomas* Bacon ( Thomas," John,'' MichaeP) was born Nov. 26, 1693, 

in Wrentham. The following is in Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 41, page 55 : 
Thomas Bacon, Sen'', of Wrentham, to his son Thomas, of Wrentham, 
forty acres in Wrentham " (to be accounted to him at £100 as part 
of his portion out of my temporal estate)," 31 July, 1721. 

In 1733 he was found among the petitioners for encouraging the 
sugar colonies, in which John Yeamans took so prominent a part. 
Thomas Bacon and Esther Thurston, both of Wrentham, were mar- 
ried Oct. 3, 1711. She died Aug. 1, 1713, and he married second 
(date not recorded), Deborah . He died in 1784. 

His child by his first wife was : 
i. Sarah', b. Aug. 25, 1712, in Wrentham. 

His children by his second wife, all born in Wrentham, were : 
ii. Kezia, b. Feb. 26, 1722-3. 
iii. Keu^a^. June 7, 1725. 



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iv. Thomas, b. Aug. 23, 1726 ; m. Feb. 16, 1748-9, Lydla Pond, and had 

Ave cbildrcn. 
V. Deborah, b. Aug. 28, 1728. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 11, 1730-31, "daughter of Thomas Bacon, Jr." 
vii. Rebek^vh, b. Feb. 16, 1732. 

26. James^ Bacon (Thomas,' John,"^ MichaeP) was born Oct. [ITOO]. in 

Wrentham. He received by deed from his father, May 8, 1736, 
.sixteen acres of land, house and barn in "W^rentham. He married, 
Feb. 8, 1725-6, Mercy Man. He died in 1785. 

His children, bom in Wrentham, were : 
i. Jajies', b. .Iiine 30, 1728. 
ii. Elijah, b. Aug. 1, 1730. 
iii. Richard, b. Oct. 3, 1733. 
iv. I.saiah,*. Sept. 2, 1735. 
V. Naxcv, b. Sept. 21, 1737, 
vi. Jacob, b. July 3, 1741. 
vii. EUAS, b. Feb. 6, 1742-3. 
viii. JoN.\THAN, b. Sept. 5, 1745. 
ix. Bktty, b. Aug. 27, 1751. 

27. Jacob'' Bacox ( Thomas,^ John,- MichaeP) was born Sept. 9, 1706, in 

Wrentham. He graduated from Harvard College, class of 1731, 
and was the first graduate of the name in America. He removed to 
Upper Ashuelot, now Keene, New Hampshire. At a meeting of 
the proprietors, held there Oct. 26, 1737, it was voted that "the 
worthy Mr. Jacob Bacon draw lots for the whole propriety"; this 
was the second division of meadow laud. In the course of that year, 
he was appointed Proprietors' Clerk and Trea.surer. He was or- 
dained to the work of the ministry there Oct. 18, 1738, when a 
church of 19 members was organised. After the town was biirued 
by tlic Indians, in April, 1747, he supplied the pulpit in Boxford. 
In a letter dated 19 February, 1753, written to Meshech Weare. then 
Speaker of the House of Representatives of New Hampshire, the Rev. 
Jacob Bacon tells of the privations of the infant plantation of Upper 
Ashuelot, together with the hardships of an Indian AVar, and of being 
separated from the protection of the mother government. He asks 
that he may not be left out or cut off from the interest in his lands, 
■nhich he was compelled to abandon, valued at not less than one 
thousand pound.s, to which he can show a just claim and title by 
deeds and bonds in his possession. In 1749, he became pastor of 
the Third C'hurcli iu Plymouth, and continued there till 1 776, when 
the .Society became .so greatly diminished by the war that they 
ceased to maintain public worship. Alter preaching 18 months in 
Plympton, Second Parish, he retired to liowley, whore he died Aug. 
14, 1787. His Bible is in Pilgiim Hall, Plymouth, 3il:ias. He 
married first, June 22, 1749, '• ilary Wood of Boxford," Iwm 1? 1 7, 
died Feb. 17, 1772, daughter of Dr. David Wood. He married 
second. Mary Whitney, who died at David Thurston's in Sedgwick, 
Maine, March 6, 1815, aged 87. 

His children by his first wife, all bom in Plymouth, were : 

i. Mary>, b. Aug. 18, 1750; m. David Thurston of Rowley; d. Oct. 

21, 1700. 
11. Jacob, b. Aug. 25, 1751; Harvard College, 1771; physician; 

lived in Salem ; d. In 1816 ; m. and had one child : Sally,' b. Jan. 

27, 1785. 



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iii. Thomas, b. Feb. 5, 1753; d. Aug. C, 1753. 

iv. David, b. Aug. 24, 1754 ; a Revolutionary soldier ; m. Oct. 30, 1777, 
Abigail, clau. of Stephen Samson of Plymouth, Mass., and des- 
cendant of John and Priscilla Alden and Myles Standish. David 
d. Nov. 30, 1849, aged 95 years 3 mos., iu Templeton, Mass. He 
had: liufus," b. Feb. 13, 1792, in Plymouth, Mass.; Harvard 
College, 1810; m. Nov. 25, 1818, Aun Tucker Dalton, dau. of 
Peter Roe Dalton of Boston; removed to Taberg, Oneida Co., 
N. Y., in 1827; had son Sidney Brooks,' b. March 4, 1833, in 
Taberg, N. Y.. who m. Oct. 27, 1868, Esther D., dau. of Rev. 
Elijah Hinds Mungcr. Sidney Brooks d. Oct. 6, 1898, in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. He had Leon Brooks,' the compiler, b. in Taberg, 
N. Y. 

V. Oliver, b. Oct. 25, 1755 ; d. in Jaffrey, N. H. 

vi. Samuel, b. June 3, 1757; Revolutionary soldier; d. in Templeton, 
Oct., 1838. 

vii. Charles, b. April 8, 1759; d. Sept. 16, 1759. (Inscription, Box- 
ford churchyard.) 

28. JoHN^ Bacon ( Thomas," John,^ 3£chaeP) was born April 22, 1710, in 
Wrentham. He received from his father, by deed recorded March 
20, 1731-2, dwelling house, barn, etc., in Wrentham. He married 

in Wrentham, Mary , date of marriage not recorded. 

His children, born in Wrentham, were : 

i. John*, b. June 30, 1732. 
ii. HuLDAH, b. April 11, 1734. 
Iii. Asa, b. April 8, 1738. 

iv. Mart, b. April 1, 1740. 1 j„„ordin<r to the records 
V. Rinrns, b. April 6, 1740. / According to the records. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. and d. May 4, 1744. 
vii. Sarah, b. Nov. 4, 1745. 
viii. Thomas, b. June 26, 1747. 
ix. Jarib, b. March 16, 1748-9. 
X. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 16, 1753. 






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