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 Eugenia <I>Jones</I> Bacon

Eugenia Jones Bacon

Birth
Liberty County, Georgia, USA
Death 12 Mar 1920 (aged 80)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 56833800 · View Source
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Eugenia Jones/Bacon was born in 1840 in Liberty County and was raised on her father's plantation. In 1855, she graduated from the Greensborough Female College and in 1858 he married Oliver Thomas Bacon. They lived on their plantation in Liberty County. Towards the end of the Civil War, they fled Liberty County to southwest Georgia to avoid Union troops. They then moved to Atlanta where Oliver was a life insurance agent. In 1873, both Oliver and their only child, Edwin Jones Bacon, died from typhoid. Eugenia was left penniless. From the late 1870's to the 1890's, she travelled throught Europe and Russia often as a paid companion and chaperon and art teacher to children of wealthy families. In 1898, she publised "Lyddy - A tale of the old South: partly in rebuttal to "Uncle Tom's Cabin." She eventually moved to the West Coast and died in 1920 in Pasadena, California. She was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, next to her husband and son.


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Aged 80 years. Section 7, Block 4, Lot 2, Grave 2.


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  • Created by: Walk The Earth
  • Added: 9 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56833800
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eugenia Jones Bacon (2 Feb 1840–12 Mar 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56833800, citing Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Walk The Earth (contributor 46578531) .