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Thomas Clark Bacon
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1835
Trumbull County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1908
Saint James
Phelps County
Missouri, USA

Thomas Clark Bacon was the son of James and Sarah (Kenyon) Bacon. About 1850 an incident occurred that changed the course of his life. This incident has been concealed for over 150 years to protect the family but Thomas can not be linked to his ancestors without this hidden tragedy being brought into the light. The people that could be hurt by this information have been deceased for many decades and I personally feel society has matured to the point that no shame would fall upon the family. It is important to recall the event took place about 1850 when lawlessness prevailed and the frontier was wide open. The following is what occurred; a man pulled Thomas' sister from a horse and raped her. Thomas hunted the man down and shot and killed him. Thomas headed west to prevent the incident from being linked to his family. He prevented traceability to the family by using a fictitious place of birth. However when he registered at the Veterans Home in Saint James he gave information about his next of kin which linked him to two of his sisters and thus his parents. Thomas served in the Union Army as a private in Company E. 1st Regiment, Cavalry, Nebraska. He was wounded in battle but recovered and eventually returned to active duty. He married Elizabeth Ann Slagle, 29 Nov 1868, in Polk Co., Missouri. They were the parents of eight known children. Tragically Elizabeth died of pneumonia at age 41, leaving a young family motherless. Thomas never remarried and foster families helped to rear the younger children. Thomas was 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a dark complexion, dark hair and hazel eyes. His occupation was farmer and I consider him a hero. 
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  Elizabeth Ann Slagle Bacon (1844 - 1884)*
  Edmund Bacon (1874 - 1948)*
  Dollie Ann Bacon Kennemer (1875 - 1947)*
  James Preston Bacon (1877 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint James Veterans Home Cemetery
Saint James
Phelps County
Missouri, USA
Plot: B5 G17
Created by: Judith Wilkinson
Record added: Dec 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32440396
Thomas Clark Bacon
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Thomas Clark Bacon
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Happy Veterans Day!
- R
 Added: Nov. 10, 2016
Remembered on 106th Angel Day.
- Robert Fowler
 Added: Jun. 22, 2014

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