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Elizabeth Bacon

Female 1714 - 1739  (25 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Bacon 
    Born 17 Sep 1714  Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Nov 1739  East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Westchester Cemetery, Westchester, New London, Conneticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I506  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2019 

    Father Beriah Bacon,   b. 17 Aug 1682, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1730, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Ann O'Dell,   b. 06 Mar 1688, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1749, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1713  Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F263  Group Sheet

    Family James Percival,   b. 09 Jul 1704, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1738, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 09 Jul 1730  East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Ebenezer Percival,   b. 30 May 1731, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1813, Norwich, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Mary Percival,   b. 25 Mar 1733, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Abigail Percival,   b. 15 Jun 1735, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anna Percival,   b. 09 Jun 1737, East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F257  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    James Percival and Elizabeth Bacon family
    James Percival and Elizabeth Bacon family
    FamilySearch, FLH film #1480163
    Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1687-1915
    East Haddam, Middlesex, Conn.
    Author: Town Clerk
    Location: Town Hall, East Haddam, Conn.
    Vital statistics v. 1 1687-1789, page 310, image 64 of 96

    Headstones
    Elizabeth Bacon
1739
    Elizabeth Bacon 1739
    ... Elizabeth widow of James Parsivel [?] Dec 12 1739 in her 26 year of age
    findagrave.com
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7134494/elizabeth-parsivell
    Courtesy Frank Grimes

  • Notes 
    • REF: East Haddam Vital Records from Barbour, 1668-1852
      Lists names of Mary Bacon and Thomas Olcott's children. One is named James Bacon Ocott. This seems to reinforce that Elizabeth's last name was BACON not BACKEN.
      James Bacon, son Thomas & Mary, b Nov 27, 1758
      James Bacon, son Thomas & Mary, died Feb 28, 1778, "at Prince Town, in the Jersier" in the 20th yr of his age. A Continental Soldier
      Josiah, son Thomas & Mary, b June 23, 1772
      Oliver, son Thomas & Mary, b may 30, 1769
      Oliver, of E. Haddam, m Jerusha DANIELS, Feb 23*, 1800 *(Preceeding this the words "Oct 23" have been crossed out)
      Susannah, dau Thomas & Mary, b Dec 18, 1756
      Thomas, m Mary PARSIVAL of E. Haddam, Apr 7, 1756
      Thomas, died Sept 9, 1807, in the 83rd yr of his age

      REF: Transcription of "Memoranda of All the Inscriptions in the Old Burying Ground at Colchester, Conn. With some notes from the Town Records." By Frank E. Randall, Esq., of New York City.
      Mentions a Pierpoint Bacon who died Dec 30, 1800 aged 77.

    • Marriage
      Elizabeth was 15 years old when she married James

    • Probate records
      Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
      (Hartford District),
      Charles W. Mainwaring,
      Hartford, 1902,
      Vol 3, p 3-4

      BACON, Beriah, Middletown. Invt. 517-07-02. Taken 27 ___ 1730, by John COLLINS, Joseph ROCKWELL and Nathaniel BACON. Will dated 9 May, 1729

      I, Beriah BACON of Middletown, do make this my last will and testament: I give to Anne, my wife, the 1-3 part of my moveable estate and the use of 1-3 of each parcel of land during life, and which room she shall choose in my dwelling house, with convenient sellering, during her life. I give my eldest son, Beriah BACON, my dwelling house and the lott it stands upon, which I bought of John RANNEY, and 8 acres of my other half-mile lott which lyethi southward of the highway my house stands by, to be taken out of the north end, upon the east side, half the width of the sd. lott; but and if that width cuts off the brook towards the south part of the 8 acres, then it shall run so wide as to leave convenient watering in the remaining parts of sd. lott southward of the sd. 8 acres. This I give to my son Beriah and to his heirs forever. I give to my son Pierpont BACON the remaining part of my aforesd. half-mile lott lying southerdly of the highway by my dwelling house. After his brother Beriah has had his 8 acres, the remaining part I give to my son Pierpont and to his heirs forever. I give the remainder of all my lands and moveable estate to be divided equally amongst all my children, sons and daughters, each one an equil share. I make my wife, Anne BACON, sole executrix.

      Witness: Joseph WHITE Beriah BACON, L.S.
      Joseph CHURCHILL

      A codicil dated 19 April, 1730: The executrix may advance some part of the moveable estate to the daughters in case of need (as of marriage before they come of full age), such advances to be a part of their portions.

      Witness: Joseph WHITE Beriah BACON, L.S.
      Joseph CHURCHILL

      Court Record, Page 21 -- 2 June, 1730: Will proven.

      Page 63 -- 4 April, 1732: Tabitha BACON, a daughter of Beriah BACON of Middletown, chose her uncle Nathaniel BACON to be her guardian. Recog., 100.

      Page 73 -- 4 August, 1732: This Court appoint Ann BACON, alias GILL, the relict of Beriah BACON, late of Middletown, and her present husband Joshua GILL to be guardians to Beriah BACON, age 12 years, Perepont BACON, age 8 years, Ann 10, and Bethia BACON, age 4 years. Recog., 200.

      Dist. File: 13 June, 1733: Dist. of the estate as followeth: To the widow, Anne BACON; to Elizabeth PASSEWELL, to Anna BACON, to Tabitha BACON, to Beriah, eldest son; to Pierpont BACON.

      Page 1 (Vol. XII) 28 Mar, 1731: Dist. of the estate of Beriah BACON exhibited in Court by Ann GILL, executrix, Nathaniel BACON and William ROCKWELL.

      Based on the above Distribution of Beriah's estate, the "Elizabeth Passewell" is most likely Elizabeth Percival. The Percival name was frequently spelled with many variations.

    • Cemetery records
      WESTCHESTER CEMETERY, New London, Connecticut
      Lists James Parsivell death date as 3/21/1738, age 34
      Lists Elizabeth Parsivel death date as 12/12/1739, age 25 widow of James


  • Sources 
    1. [S170] Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection), White, Lorraine Cook, ed, (Name: Ancestry.com; Location: Provo, UT; Date: 2006;), The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55, Middletown Vital Records, p24.
      Elizabeth Bacon, d. Beriah & Ann, b. Sept. 17, 1714, Vol Lr2, p21

    2. [S35] East Haddam Vital Records from Barbour, Transcribed by Coralynn Brown.
      Elizabeth PERCIVAL, wife of James, died Nov 18, 1739

    3. [S27] Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection), White, Lorraine Cook, ed, (Name: Ancestry.com; Location: Provo, UT; Date: 2006;), The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55, Middletwon Vital Records, p23.
      Beriah Bacon, of Middletown, m. Ann Odell, of Hartford, Nov. 10, 1713, Vol LR2, p21

    4. [S35] East Haddam Vital Records from Barbour, Transcribed by Coralynn Brown.
      Elizabeth BACKEN, m James PASAVELL, July 9, 1730