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Timothy Bacon
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1751
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 4, 1823
Lewis County
New York, USA

Timothy Bacon was baptized on April 14, 1751, in Natick, Massachusetts, the son of Lt. John and Abigail (Sawin) Bacon of Needham. Timothy Bacon, along with his brothers John and Moses, were part of the Needham West Company of militia commanded by Capt. Aaron Smith and answered the alarm of April 19, 1775 for the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Timothy's father, Minute Man Lt. John Bacon, was killed in Menotomy on April 19, 1775. On April 4, 1776, Timothy Bacon married Sybil (or Sybbel) Parker, the daughter of Jacob and Lydia (Park) Parker, in Needham.

Timothy Bacon served two more terms in the militia, serving six months in 1776 in Capt. Chamberlain's company in Col. Moses Wheeler's Regiment of the Massachusetts Militia, and three months in 1777 under the same officers and was at the defeat of British General John Burgoyne's army in September and October 1777 at Saratoga, New York.

Thomas W. Baldwin in Michael Bacon of Dedham, 1640 and His Descendants (1915) incorrectly states that the Timothy Bacon who married Sybil Parker was born on April 12, 1753 in Dedham, the son of Ebenezer and Rebecca (Blackman) Bacon. However, the 1837 Revolutionary War widow pension for Sybil (Parker) Bacon (file W.23498) proves that her husband Timothy Bacon was the son of Lt. John and Abigail (Sawin) Bacon in that Sybil's application has a supporting declaration by her sister-in-law, Mary (Bacon) Frost, a documented daughter of Lt. John and Abigail Bacon. In addition, the article The Payn and Bacon Families Meet in Western Massachusetts by Mary Ellen Scarborough, published in The Mayflower Quarterly Vol. 76, No. 1, March 2010 at pages 68-77, identifies the Timothy Bacon, son of Ebenezer and Rebecca (Blackman) Bacon, as the Timothy Bacon who married Rebecca Payn of Coventry, Connecticut. This Timothy Bacon died on July 26, 1834 in Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Timothy Bacon, son of Lt. John and Abigail (Sawin) Bacon, and Sybil Parker had twelve children: Moses, Aaron, Elizabeth ("Betsey"), Timothy Jr., Sybil, Abigail ("Nabby"), John, Noah, Isaac, Jacob, Rhoda, and Lydia ("Lidday").

In about 1801 the Timothy Bacon family moved to Lowville, Lewis County, New York. Timothy Bacon is in Lowville in the 1810 and 1820 U.S. census. Timothy died on May 4, 1823 at the age of 72, probably in Lowville. His widow Sybil apparently was residing with son Isaac in Lowville in the 1825 New York state census. Son Noah was also residing in Lowville in the 1825 census. Widow Sybil and son Isaac are residing in Denmark, Lewis County, New York in the 1830 U.S. census. In 1837 Timothy's widow Sybil Bacon applied for a Revolutionary War widow's pension in Denmark, Lewis County, New York, where their son Isaac was also living. Isaac signed a declaration in support of his mother's pension confirming the death of his father. Neither Sybil nor Isaac's declaration mention where Timothy died. To date Timothy Bacon's grave, nor the cemetery where he was buried, has been identified although he likely was buried in or near Lowville, New York.

Timothy's wife, Sybil (Parker) Bacon, did not remarry. By the time of the 1840 U.S. census Sybil and her son Isaac had moved from Lewis County to Jefferson County, New York, where Sybil's son Moses Bacon was residing. Sybil died at Rutland, Jefferson County, New York, on November 27, 1846 at the age of 88. Her grave also has not been located nor the cemetery found where she was buried.


i. MOSES BACON, b. 6 August 1777, Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts; d. 20 March 1853, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; m. OLIVE, 1802, New York; b. 1783; d. 29 March 1821, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

ii. AARON BACON, b. 9 April 1778, Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; m. ABIGAIL COOLIDGE, 26 February 1800, Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; b. 21 February 1770, Needham (later Natick), Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

iii. ELIZABETH ("BETSEY") BACON, b. 27 March 1780, Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; d. 27 April 1872, Lowville, Lewis County, New York; m. (1) DAVID CALVIN RICE, 1795, Massachusetts; b. 29 November 1772, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts; d. Bet. January - 1 June 1808, Hartland, Windsor County, Vermont; m. (2) JONATHAN PATTEN, 1 June 1808, Lowville, Lewis County, New York; b. 23 November 1767, Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; d. 17 June 1838, Lowville, Lewis County, New York.

iv. TIMOTHY BACON, JR., b. 2 April 1782, Westminister, Worcestor County, Massachusetts; d. 24 August 1859, Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York; m. LUCY ("FANNY") MORTON, 1804; b. 1787; d. 10 January 1870, Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York.

v. SYBIL BACON, b. 17 April 1784, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts; d. 20 September 1815, Rushville, Yates County, New York; m. FORTUNATUS BASSETT, Bef. 21 October 1802, probably Lowville, Oneida (later Lewis) County, New York; b. 30 June 1775, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts; d. August 1819, Hamilton County, Ohio.

vi. ABIGAIL ("NABBY") BACON, b. 8 March 1786, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

vii. JOHN BACON, b. 14 November 1787, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts; d. 22 October 1868, Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York; m. (1) AURILLA; b. Abt. 1792; d. 22 April 1827, Rutland, Jefferson County, New York; m. (2) CLARENE; b. Abt. 1792, Massachusetts; d. 7 October 1851, Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York.

viii. NOAH BACON, b. 28 February 1790, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts; d. 13 December 1854, Fayette, Hillsdale County, Michigan; m. NANCY SUITS (SUTS); b. 1799, New York; d. 1898, Hillsdale County, Michigan.

ix. ISAAC BACON, b. January 1792, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts; d. 31 October 1874, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; m. ELEANOR SCHULL, Bef. 1821, probably Lowville, Lewis County, New York; b. 1793, New York; d. 23 November 1880, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

x. JACOB P. BACON, b. 22 January 1794, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts; d. 1 January 1883, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York; m. CATHERINE SNELL, 12 December 1819, Louisville, St. Lawrence County, New York; b. 1803, New York; d. 1873, St. Lawrence County, New York.

xi. RHODA BACON, b. 2 March 1797, probably in Massachusetts.

xii. LYDIA ("LIDDAY") BACON, b. 16 June 1800, probably in New York.
Family links: 
  John Bacon (1721 - 1775)
  Abigail Sawin Bacon Smith (1725 - 1810)
  Sybil Parker Bacon (1758 - 1846)
  Moses Bacon (1777 - 1853)*
  Betsey Bacon Rice Patten (1780 - 1872)*
  Timothy Bacon (1782 - 1859)*
  Timothy Bacon (1782 - 1859)*
  Sybil Bacon Bassett (1784 - 1815)*
  John Bacon (1787 - 1868)*
  Noah Bacon (1790 - 1854)*
  Isaac Bacon (1792 - 1874)*
  Jacob P Bacon (1794 - 1883)*
  Joseph Bacon (1746 - 1808)*
  Timothy Bacon (1751 - 1823)
  Mary Bacon Frost (1759 - 1840)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: John R.
Record added: Oct 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60730470

- Maureen (Dacus) Blackburn
 Added: Jul. 17, 2015
My 4th great grandfather, a carpenter and joiner, originally from Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, died in NY Jul 1834. See Bacon Genealogy by Thomas W. Baldwin
- Patricia Kinzie
 Added: Mar. 5, 2011

- John R.
 Added: Oct. 27, 2010

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