Saturday, December 13, 2014

Surname Saturday -- BACON (England to Colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #1069 who is Abigail BACON (!667-1743) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through four generation in this BACON family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)


66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)
67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

132.  Simon Gates (1739-1803)
133.  Susannah Reed (1745-1833)

266.  Nathan Reed (1719-1802)
267.  Susannah Wood (1724-1784)

534.  Josiah Wood (1687-1753)
535.  Ruth Walker (1692-1752)

1068.  Josiah Wood, born 10 October 1658 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 09 March 1741 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 2136. Josiah Wood and 2137. Lydia Bacon.  He married 13 December 1686 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
1069.  Abigail Bacon, born 05 March 1667 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 06 December 1743 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of Josiah Wood and Abigail Bacon are:
*  Josiah Wood (1687-1753), married 1710 Ruth Walker (1692-1752)
*  Lydia Wood (1689-????).
*  Abigail Wood (1691-1739), married 1723 Benjamin Simonds (1681-1750).
*  Samuel Wood (1693-1745), married 1716 Elizabeth Wright (1694-1747).
*  Joseph Wood (1696-1713).
*  Solomon Wood (1699-1699).
*  Ruth Wood (1701-1736).

2138.  Michael Bacon, born before 16 February 1639 in Winston, Suffolk, England; died 13 August 1701 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 22 March 1660 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
2139.  Sarah Richardson, born before 22 November 1640 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 15 August 1694 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 4278. Thomas Richardson and 4279. Mary Baldwin.

Children of Michael Bacon and Sarah Richardson are:
*  Mary Bacon (1661-1741), married 1683 Jacob Fuller (1655-1731).
*  Sarah Bacon (1663-1754), married 1685 Benjamin Fuller (1660-1754)
*  Abigail Bacon (1667-1743), married 1686 Josiah Wood (1658-1741).
*  Jonathan Bacon (1672-1754), married (1) 1694 Elizabeth Giles (1671-1738); (2) 1719 Elizabeth Hancock (1685-1748).
*  Nathaniel Bacon (1675-1750), married 1698 Judith Wyman (1679-1744).
*  Josiah Bacon (1678-1723), married 1702 Mary (1678-????).
*  Ruth Bacon (1681-????).
*  Benjamin Bacon (1683-1727), married 1712 Abigail Taylor (1695-1733).
*  Joseph Bacon (1685-1747), married 1716 Rebecca Taylor (1687-1778).

4276.  Michael Bacon, born about 1608 in Winston, Suffolk, England; died 04 July 1688 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married  31 August 1634 in Winston, Suffolk, England.
4277.  Mary, born about 1607 in probably Winston, Suffolk, England; died 26 August 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Michael Bacon and Mary are:
*  Lydia Bacon (1637-1712), married 1657 Josiah Wood (1629-1691).
*  Michael Bacon (1639-1701), married 1660 Sarah Richardson (1640-1694)
*  Mary Bacon (1640-1701), married 1657 John Lakin (1628-1697).
*  Elizabeth Bacon (1642-1673), married 1658 John Richardson (1639-1696).
*  Sarah Bacon (1644-1727), married 1677 Caleb Simonds (1649-1712).

8552.  Michael Bacon, born before 06 December 1579 in Winston, Suffolk, England; died 18 April 1648 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 17104. Michael Bacon and 17105. Elizabeth.  He married 20 September 1607 in Dedham, Essex, England.
8553.  Alice, born in England; died 02 April 1648 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Michael Bacon and Alice are:
*  Michael Bacon (1608-1688), married (1) 1634 Mary (1607-1655); (2) 1655 Mary Baldwin (1612-1670); (3) 1670 Mary Haynes (1620-????).
*  Daniel Bacon (1612-1691), married 1649 Mary Read (1620-1691).
*  John Bacon (1626-1683), married 1651 Rebecca Hall (????-1694).
*  Alice Bacon (1626-1648), married 1647 Thomas Bancroft (1622-1691).
*  Sarah Bacon (1628-1652), married 1648 Anthony Hubbard.

Information about these Bacon families was obtained from:

*   Leon Brooks Bacon, "Michael Bacon and his Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 52, number 4 (October, 1902).

*  Thomas W. Baldwin, Bacon Genealogy; Michael Bacon of Dedham, 1640, and his Descendants (Cambridge, Mass. : Murray and Emery Company Press, 1915).

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Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver



2 comments:

Lynne Olson said...

Randy,
It was only a matter of time considering how many New England ancestors you have. We are definitely cousins. I descend from Thomas Richardson and Mary Baldwin through their daughter Mary who married John Baldwin.
Glad to welcome you to the family cuz.

Miriam Fetters said...

I descend from Mary Bacon, daughter of Michael Bacon and Sarah Richardson. Mary married Jacob Fuller. Their daughter Mary married James Whipple. Michael and Sarah are my ninth great grandparents.