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Hudson Bacon, Sr

Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 9 Jan 1878 (aged 79–80)
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Allouez, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Park B
Memorial ID 82541257 · View Source
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Hudson Bacon was one of first settlers of Kenosha County, and was one of those who embraced the "Western Emigration Company", as a founding-father

Early in the winter of 1834 a few persons indulging in the wish to emigrate to the west, made it known to each other their determination. Among these the first of them, were John Bullen, Jr., Charles W. Turner, Waters Towsley, James Scott, Dr. B.B. Cary, Jason Lothrop, Hudson Bacon, Peter Woddin, Alfred Foster, Orlando Foster, William Bullen, George Bennett & Sidney Robert.

After some occasional conversation upon design, John Bullen, Jr. invited the above named persons to supper at his house in Hannibal, and to spend the evening.

Emigration to the west was the principal topic of their conversation. The first topic was to ascertain who would go and the proposal was to form a company.

On Feb 20, 1835 this idea was organized into a investment company under the name of the Western Emigration Company.

Source; The History of Racine & Kenosha County by Chicago Western Historical Company...1879

Hiram Bacon (Hudson's cousin) was hired as agent by John Bullen Jr and Deacon Cephas Weed (Hiram's Uncle) was one of the first settlers.

The settlers came from Hannibal & Troy New York. John Bullen Jr. and his associates arrived at Pike Creek Wisconsin on the 6th of June 1835. They built log and later frame houses, more settlers arrived. The first Post Office and School was built by 1836. The town was called Pike and then later Southport today it is known as Kenosha.

The Western Emigration Company dissolved in December 1836 and all the land south of the creek fell into private hands.

Hudson Bacons first wife was Mary Bullen sister of John Bullen Jr... their known childern are Hastings B. Bacon b. 1827, Hudson Bacon Jr. b. 1830, John Bacon b. 1833 & Edwin Hart Bacon b. 1837

Hudsons first wife Mary Bullen Bacon died 1842 in Kenosha Wisconsin..Hudson married Abigail Barnes on September 5 1843 in Kenosha.

Hudson and Abigail followed his sons to Michigan. After his second wife's death in Michigan he returned to Wisconsin.

Hudson Bacon was the son of Maskiel Bacon and Sarah Hudson.. The Erin Township Illinois Biography sketch of brother Alanson mentions their father Maskiel Bacon and siblings. Hudson was a Builder, Contractor.. Hudson Bacon's name is found as Grantee next to his siblings ..on the Oswego New York land deed index.

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  • Maintained by: Mike Bacon
  • Originally Created by: Daniel Allen
  • Added: 28 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82541257
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hudson Bacon, Sr (1798–9 Jan 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82541257, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Allouez, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Mike Bacon (contributor 46806936) .