Nathaniel Bacon

Nathaniel Bacon

Birth
Suffolk, England
Death 26 Oct 1676 (aged 29)
Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 104048624 · View Source
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Father: Thomas Bacon 1620-1656/57
Mother: Elizabeth Brooks 1622-1647


SPOUSE: Elizabeth Duke
Marriage: 1672 , Benhall, Suffolk, England
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Nathaniel Bacon called himself a 'General' supported by the people.
He was the leader in the Bacon's Rebellion against Virginia Govenor William Berkeley in 1676 and 1677.

. Bacon took Jamestown the Capital of Virginia at that time. Berkeley had fled across the river to avoid capture. In September of 1676 Berkeley again took Jamestown and days later escaped as the Rebellion approached.
Bacon could not hold Jamestown and would not allow Berkeley to retake it...
.{1} "Instead, Bacon resolved to "laye itt level with the Ground." His men ran from building to building with burning brands, torching numerous homes as well as the statehouse complex, warehouses, taverns, and even the church. Berkeley and the loyalist refugees, anchored just downstream, watched the glow of the flames."
. Ill with typhus and dysentery, or what the colonists called the "Bloody Flux." Nathaniel Bacon died at the home of Thomas Pate in Gloucester County.
The Rebellion faded fairly quickly without Nathaniel's leadership.
. He did suceed in Berkeley being recalled back to England.
And Berkeley himself died before he could meet King George II and report what had been going on in his colony.


Source: {1} " " Encylopedia Virginia: Bacon's Rebellion.
Rest is gathered from several sources including the above but not copy pasted. There may be errors.


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  • Created by: Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
  • Added: 23 Jan 2013
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