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Nathaniel Bacon

Male 1629 - 1706  (77 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel Bacon 
    Born 1629  Bramford, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jan 1706  Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5178  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2018 

    Father Nathaniel Bacon,   b. 22 Mar 1599, Bramford, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother ? 
    Married Stretton, Rutlandshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1780  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth Pierpont 
    Married 17 Apr 1682  Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Title: RECORD OF THE BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS OF THE FIRST PROPRIETORS OF LANDS IN MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT
      Author: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
      Publication: pub. By New England Historic-Genealogical Society for the year 1860. Volume XIV; reprinted: http://www.genealogylists.com/country/usCT/Middletown_VR_NEHGR.asp
      Page: Volume 14, page 63
    Children 
     1. 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)
    Family ID F1771  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ann Miller,   b. 1630, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jul 1680, Middletown, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Bef 1662  Middletown, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hanna Bacon,   b. 14 Apr 1655, Middletown, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Andrew Bacon,   b. 04 Feb 1656, Middletown, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Bacon,   b. 20 Jul 1659, Middletown, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Bacon,   b. 14 Mar 1662, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1732, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Mary Bacon,   b. 07 Apr 1664, Middletown, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1709, Middletown, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     6. Andrew Bacon,   b. 04 Jun 1666
     7. Abigail Bacon,   b. 13 Jul 1670
     8. Lydia Bacon,   b. 18 Feb 1672, Middletown, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1749, Middletown, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     9. Nathaniel Bacon
     10. Nathaniel Bacon,   b. 16 Mar 1673, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1759, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1779  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Review the pdf file under Bacon in the Research Documents folder
      Many erroneus assumptions on Nathaniel's birth place in England

      REF:
      Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
      (Hartford District),
      Charles W. Manwaring,
      Hartford, 1902,
      Vol 2, p 15

      Page 141
      Nathaniel BACON, Sen., Middletown. Invt. 221-01-10. Taken 8 Feb 1705-6, by Alexander ROLLO & Israhiah WETMORE. Will dated 24 Feb 1697-8.

      I, Nathaniel BACON, Senior, do ordain this my last will & testament: Imprs. I give to my eldest sonn Thomas all that was mine in the ox-pasture as it is mentioned in the deed of guift made to him from myself, with three acres in the lower end of the south meadow; also, I give him my last division of land lying toward Farmingtown; all this I give him my sd. son Thomas & his heirs forever. 2nd. To my sonn John I give my now dwelling house & barn, with about 11 acres of land adjoyning it, being the east end of my homestead, as is expressed in his deed of guift from myself, with the one-half of my long meadow & swamp adjoyning, Hanna's part being first excepted, which lyeth on the north side of my lott as it is now bounded, by a highway between John HALL's and she, through the meadow and swamp butting on John HALL's and the neck & Nathaniel BROWN northward; also 20 rods in width the whole length of my lott on the north side; also a third part of my second division of land westward; all this I give to him and his heirs forever. 3d. To my son Andrew I give one-half the remainder of my holstead up to the highway, and the whole half of that lott to the westward of the highway, with the building upon it; all this I give to him my son Andrew & his heirs forever. 4th. To my son Nathaniel, I give the remainder of bothmy homstead lying on the east & west side of the upper highway, and all the rest of my land on the west side of the Great River, Hannah's and John's part being first taken out. I give to Nathaniel & Andrew to be equally divided between them for his and their heirs forever. 5. To my sonn Beriah I give my first division of upland lying on the east side the Great River near John GILL's, part of which lyeth between the pond and the Great River next to Deacon John HALL's, which part butts north and west upon the highway; also I give him one piece of meadow & swamp at Wongunk butting north & east upon John WETMORE and south upon Robert WARNER & Joseph HUBBARD. All the rest of my land on the east side of the Great River I give to John, Andrew, Nathaniel, & Beriah, to be equally divided between them. 6th. I give to my daughter Hannah 2 acres of meadow lands & half my wood lott lying between Ensign William WARD & Robert WARNER. Also my will is that after my decease all my household goods should be divided equally between my three daughters, that is Mary, Abigail & Lydia. The remainder of my land at Hartford I give to my two sonns, John & Andrew, to be equally divided between them, they paying all my just debts. Further, my will is that my executors do pay to my much esteemed friends, Capt. Nathaniel WHITE, Mr. Noadiah RUSSELL & Mr. John HAMLIN, and to the Church of Christ in Middletwon; to the church, 20s; to Mr. Noadiah RUSSELL, 20s; To Capt. Nathaniel WHITE, 10s; and to Mr. John HAMLIN, 10s. I appoint my two sonns John BACON & Andrew BACON, to be executors, and I request Capt. Nathaniel WHITE & Mr. John HAMLIN to assist my executors.

      Nathaniel BACON, LS.
      Witness: John HAMLIN, Noadiah RUSSELL

      Court Record, Page 76 -- 13 Feb 1705-6: Will proven.

      Page 4 (Vol. XIII) -- 22 Mar 1736-7: Nathaniel BACON, one of the sons of Nathaniel BACON, late of Middletown, showing by the will of Nathaniel BACON, that there were certain lands given to his son Beriah BACON, and that he gave all the rest of his lands to be equally divided between John & Andrew, Nathaniel & Beriah BACON. And whereas, the executors of sd. will have neglected or refused to divide sd. land according to the will, the sd. Nathaniel moves in behalf of himself and the heirs of Andrew BACON decd., and the heirs of the other two brothers, decd., that this Court would appoint freeholders to divide sd. lands to Nathaniel, to heirs of John, to heirs of Andrew, to heirs of Beriah BACON: This Court appoint Joseph FRARY, Jr., Benjamin ADKINS, & Solomon ADKINS to set out sd. lands by meets & bounds according to sd. will.

      REF: NEHGR Vol 14, p 63
      Nathaniel Bacon (son of William Bacon born about 1603 in Stretton, County Rutland, England. Died 1669 same place). The immigrant ancestor of The Middletown Connecticut family of this name was born in England about 1630 & before reaching his majority came to America and settled in Hartford Connecticut where his Uncle Andrew Bacon, a very prominent man lived. He is upon record in Hartford in 1640 & about 1651 moved to Middletown as a pioneer settler. In Middletown he became a leading man in affairs of the town, a local officer & a large land owner. The first record of land granted to him was on June 9,1654. He married Ann Miller who died in Middletown July 6, 1680 & second wife April 17, 1682 Elizabeth Pierpoint. He died in Middletown Connecticut January 17, 1705-6 at the age of 75.

      N.E. Historical & Genealogical Register Vol. 14, P. 63 A digest of the Early Connecticut probate Records Vol. 11 p. 15-16 Hinmans Early Connecticut Settler.

      Nathaniel's home was at the head of Main street in Middletown. He was an influential citizen and a large land owner. Three of his sons married three of Thomas Wetmore's daughters and two of his daughters married two of Wetmore's sons. (Comm. Bio. Rec.)

      REF:
      Occupations: Fence viewer, hay warden, Pound keeper, rate maker, surveyor of highways, Selectman, Town Constable in 1654

      REF:
      On 2 Mar 1653/4, his name first appears when he is sworn town constable of Middletown. (Schott; Savage, A.) On 10 Mar 1654/5, Nathaniel appears in the town records with his portion of the meadow fence recorded as "4 dayes an halfe." (Hist. of Middlesex) On 22 March 1669/70, he was listed 12th in Middletown in a rank by amount of property, having 119 pounds. (Schott, Hist. of Middlesex) On 23 March 1689/90, he was admitted to full communion at Middletown. He was also fence viewer, hay-warden, pound keeper, rate maker, surveyor of highways, and selectman. (Schott) Nathaniel appeared in a list of Middletown settlers of 1673 with an estate of 117 pounds. He is listed, on 18 November 1679, as a proprietor of the town bell, hung in the meeting house, paying "01 00 00" (Hist of Middlesex)

      He inherited a large legacy from "Unkell Andrew" who had no children of his own. Andrew and Nathaniel owned land together in Hartford. (Savage, A.)




  • Sources 
    1. [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, Middletown Vital Records, p28.
      Nathaniell Bacon, m. Elizabeth Pierpoint, Apr. 17, 1682, Vol LR1, p7