|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1874|
The info below is from Pioneers of Wiregrass, Huxford Genealogical Society, Homerville, GA
Alfred C. Bacon was born about 1814 in Chatham County, Georgia. It is thought that his full name was "Alfred Clay Bacon". He was the fourth of five children born to Jonathan B. Bacon and Mrs. Eliza Myers, widow of Daniel Myers. It is believed that Alfred C. Bacon spent the first three years of his life living with his mother at Spring, Georgia (a suburb of Savannah),
About 1817, he moved with his mother and siblings to Tattnall County , Georgia. His father provided them with 1000 acres on the Canoochee River, complete with a plantation house and slaves. These lands are now located north of Daisy in Evans County. Alfred C. Bacon was five years old when his father married his mother and came to live with them in Tattnall County. His father died in 1822, leaving an estate valued at $7500.00, including 26 slaves.
Alfred C. Bacon received his early education at a school on the Bacon plantation. Alfred married Emma Stubbs on July 7, 1842 in Tattnall County. The ceremony was performed by John W. Smith, a Justice of the Peace. Emma was born about 1820 in Bulloch County, Georgia and was a daughter of Abner Stubbs.
The children of Alfred C. and Emma Stubbs Bacon were as follows:
1. Eliza Caroline b. 4/7/1842, m. Geo. W. Smith, 8/29/1861. d. 9/14/19 32.
2. Alfred Clay b. 12/20/1844, m. Nancy Ann Canady. d. 10/6/1915.
3. Anna America b. ca 1846, m 1)AaronW. Dowdy, 11/15/1860. d. aft. 1880. 2) Jonathan D. Barnard, 1/7/1869.
4. James Elbert b. 2/?/l 849, m. Sarah A. Moody, ca 1872. d. 1916.
5. Jonathan b. ca 1851, d. aft. 1860.
6. Harriett b. ca 1853, d. aft. 1870.
According to tax records, Mr. Bacon owned various tracts of land in Tattnall, Bryan, and Bulloch Counties. He sold all of his Tattnall County lands between 1848 and 1852. In later year he moved to Bryan County . It is believed that his lands bounded on the Canoochee River in Bryan County, probably being located near Groveland.
His mother died in 1847, leaving holdings valued at $3200.00. A public estate sale was held on September 7, 1847 from which Alfred C. Bacon purchased a pot, a basket, a bread tray and a pigeon. However, in the final estate settlement, he received 2 slaves, and 18 head of cattle .
Alfred did not own slaves on a large scale. He never held more than five slaves, but evidence indicates that he leased others from time to time.
Alfred C. Bacon died in Bryan County on October 31, 1874. His wife survived him by some years, but her date of death is not known. No graves have been located for them.
Contributed by: Joseph E. Spann, Jr. of Winter Haven, Fla.
Additional research contributed by: Mrs. M. F. Oliver, Glennville, Ga. , Mr. Randall Bacon, Savannah,Ga., and Mrs. Juliann D. Hodges.
Jonathan Baskin Bacon (1779 - 1822)
Eliza Myers Bacon (____ - 1847)
Alfred Clay Bacon (1844 - 1915)*
Ann America Bacon Dowdy Barnard (1846 - 1914)*
James E. Bacon (1849 - 1916)*
Created by: Jerry Barnard
Record added: May 01, 2012
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