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Nathaniel Bacon, Sr
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Birth: 1620
Death: Mar. 16, 1692
York County
Virginia, USA

Nathaniel Bacon Sr. was baptized August 29, 1620 in England and died in York County, Virginia March 16, 1692. He was first cousin once removed of Nathaniel Bacon Jr. "the Rebel." He graduated from Cambridge and came to Virginia in 1650, where he settled first in Isle of White County, then at "King's Creek," York County, on one of the first tracts of land patented on the York River. He was chosen member of the council in 1657, but held office for only a year. He was a burgess for York County in 1658-1659, and was reappointed to the council in 1660. He received an appointment to auditor general March 12, 1675, resigning in December 1687. He was president of the council, and was acting governor during the absence of Lord Howard in 1684-1690. Colonel Bacon's health was very feeble at this time, and he died March 16, 1692. As he had no children he bequeathed his estate to his niece Abigail Smith, who married Major Lewis Burwell, of Gloucester County, Va.

His tombstone was in this area until the late 1800s when the owner of the property at the time discovered it fallen over in a field. He moved the tombstone from the field to the road which led to the Ringfield plantation house. At the turn of the century, this ancient tombstone was relocated to Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, Va. It remains there on the wall of the church tower. The Virginia Conservation Committee added the present marker to the original location in 1946. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Kingsmill Bacon (1624 - 1691)*
 
 Children:
  Mercy Bacon Otis (1659 - 1737)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ringfield Cemetery
Cheatham Annex
York County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: J Winfrey
Record added: Feb 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33742926
Nathaniel Bacon, Sr
Added by: J Winfrey
 
Nathaniel Bacon, Sr
Added by: J Winfrey
 
 
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In memory of Nathaniel Bacon, husband of Ann Bassett and Elizabeth Kingsmill. You have no descendants to remember you but your very distant cousin by marriage will.
- Angela
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014

- Randall Chandler Stroot
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