May 11, 1795 Sunderland Bennington County Vermont, USA
Jul. 24, 1860 Pulaski Hancock County Illinois, USA
Born in Sunderland [Bennington] County, Vermont, May 11, 1795. Moved to Cape Girardeau county, Missouri, where on March 22, 1821, he was married to Miss Elizabeth S. Brevard. She was born in Iredell county, North Carolina, July 3, 1897 [sic], and had come to Missouri by wagon, the journey occupying three or four weeks. Benjamin Bacon and family came to "Oliver's Prairie" [Pulaski, Hancock, Ill.] about 1835, and it is said that he, together with Alexander Oliver and William McCready laid out the town site of Pulaski in 1836.
Rev. Benjamin Bacon and family settled just east of Pulaski, on the north side of the road on the farm which is still owned by the widow and heirs of his son, William. The old frame house built by Rev. Bacon in 1838 still stands a few rods north and in the rear of the large frame residence, which is now rented by Henry Dutton and family, and which was erected in about 1899 by William Bacon, a short time before his death. Before building the original frame house, Benjamin Bacon and family lived in a small cabin, which stood nearer the road, and just east of the well. It was in this log cabin that Hiram Bacon was born.
Rev. Bacon was a faithful and influential member of the Pulaski Methodist church, and both he and his estimable wife did great good in the community. Soon after settling here, Rev. Bacon began conducting Pulaski's general store.
Source: Augusta's Story, Martha Board Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Augusta, Illinois (Augusta Eagle, 1922), 146.