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Descendants of Edmond BACON in North Central Louisiana

First Generation

1. Edmond BACON.

Research needed, no known conntection, this is believed to be John Edmund Bacon, Esq.:
Manuscript Resources on Plantation Society and Economy in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Special Collections, LSU Libraries
Biographical note Edmund Bacon, lawyer and cotton planter, was born in Virginia. His early education took place in Augusta, Georgia, followed by receipt of a degree from law school in Litchfield, Connecticut. He settled in Savannah and amassed a fortune at the bar by the age of 33. Due to ill health, Bacon moved to Edgefield, South Carolina, where the climate was more healthful. He soon became a leading practitioner in that area.

Bacon, Edmund, 1776-1826. Letters, 1802-1820. 14 items. Location: B:16. Virginia native, lawyer, and cotton planter educated in Augusta, Georgia, and Litchfield, Connecticut. He settled in Savannah, then moved to Edgefield, South Carolina. Letters to Bacon's sister Agnes and her husband Colonel Joseph Pannill of Loftus Heights, Mississippi, pertaining to legal, business, and agricultural matters; family and local news; difficulties with Creek Indians in the area; and travel. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 2178.

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Edmund Bacon
BACON, Edmund, lawyer, born in Virginia in January 1776; died in Edgefield, South Carolina, 2 February 1826. While quite young he was chosen by the citizens of Augusta, Georgia, where he was at school, to welcome Washington, then on an official tour through the south as president. "This delicate and honorable task," says a contemporary historian, Judge O'Neall, "he accomplished in an address so fortunate as to have attracted not only the attention of that great man, but to have procured from him, for the orator, a present of several law books." He was graduated at the Litchfield, Connecticut, law school and settled in Savannah, where he acquired a fortune at the bar before attaining the age of thirty-three. He was retained in the settlement of the estate of General Nathaniel Greene, near Savannah, and it is a curious coincidence that a quotation from one of the law books presented to Mr. Bacon by General Washington enabled him to gain a mooted point for the succession to the estate of the second general of the revolution. Owing to ill health, he removed in search of a more healthful location to Edgefield, where lie soon became a leading practitioner. He is the "Ned Brace" of Judge Long-street's "Georgia Scenes," and as a wit and humorist was conspicuous among his contemporaries. He displayed a lavish hospitality, and was the acknowledged autocrat of the table, insomuch that on a certain occasion, when the learned Dr. Jonathan Maxcy, president of South Carolina College, was present as a guest, no sooner had Mr. Bacon left the room than Dr. Maxcy enthusiastically exclaimed, "A perfect Garrick, sir! A living, breathing, acting Garrick !"
Edited Appletons Encyclopedia, Copyright © 2001 VirtualologyTM

Oct 1813 Samuel Walker Estate settlement.
Adms: Joseph Eddins, Starling Mitchell, Samuel Walker. Buyers, Starling Mitchell, William Mayes, Rebecca Beams, Samuel Walker, Vann Swearington, Hinchey Mitchell, Benjamin Frazier, Joseph Eddins. Buyers: John Addison, Joseph Eddings, Edmund Bacon, Wm. Mayes, A. Landrum, Saml Walker, Henry Lawn (?) Thos Marbury, Allen Addison, Sta Mitchell, --------, Reuben Kind, Benj Darby, James Beam, J. x Glascock, Lindsey W Coray (?)Hinchey Mitchell, Dennis Carpenter, Edmund Bacon, David Cogburn, Stephen Tillman, Jr. , D. Gurganus (?) Wm. Robertson, Isaac Smith, John Gray, Isaac Randolph, John Gray, Sr., Reuben Cloud .
Source: Edgefield, South Carolina, Will Box 47, Packet 2015

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The following excerpts come from a letter written from London on 2 February 1875 by a group claiming to be English attorneys and calling themselves Pilham & Phelps. The letter was addressed to J. E. Bacon of Edgefield, South Carolina, a lawyer representing one of the two Virginia-based Jennings organizations. Much of the letter describes one version of the Humphrey Jennings genealogy, including the claim that William Jennings of Amelia County, Virginia, was his great-grandson. Then the writers turn to the subject of money:
As we gave you to understand in our last, it will be useless to attempt the recovery of this large fortune without at least 1000 lbs., about five thousand of American dollars. […] Meanwhile we shall insist upon a fifth of whatever is recovered and we know that enough will be left to make millionaires of your clients in case they succeed.
The 1000 lbs. demanded, we do not regard exactly as a fee, but as a fund for expenses of getting up papers in America, paying your expenses across the ocean and while there and for the necessary and incidental operation of the case here.
You know it is different here from with you, that is, we prepare the case and then we will be forced to retain a barrister, for cash, to conduct the argument.
In fact every step here incurs expense, so you will see that the 1000 lbs will be actually needed. Indeed for so great a claim and the prospect of becoming millionaires your clients should be perfectly willing to incur so moderate a sum of money. […]
It is useless to remind you that delay is dangerous in law and that the longer the claim is deferred the harder the task to substantiate it. […]
It will not be too selfish we trust, to add that we are already buoyant with the hopes of enriching ourselves, your clients, and yourself and are ready and willing to turn our best efforts in a cause so deserving, and which, we must say it frankly, proffers to be a great financial success.
We have the honor to be very respectfully your obedient Servants.
Pilham & Phelps


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HIGHLAND MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY, Calcaseiu Pr. LA.
6325 Gulf Highway (South) Lake Charles, Louisiana
BACON Anna 1876 - 1955
BACON Sylvester 1872 - 1954

Lafayette Cemetery #1 New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Bacon (Ferguson), Kitty Rayne, 21-Jan-1880, 16-Mar-1962 Bacon, Margaret Keplinger, 11-Jan-1902, 27-Jan-1983 Bacon, Richard Apperson, 17-Oct-1877, 6-Oct-1953

Other Bacon's in Lousiana
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1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Joseph BACON Self M Male W 72 LA Farmer LA LA
Angillna BACON Wife M Female W 58 LA Keeping House LA LA
Jacques BACON Son S Male W 21 LA At Home LA LA
M Marie BACON Dau S Female W 17 LA At Home LA LA
Census Place 7th Ward, St. Landry, Louisiana, Family History Library Film 1254470, NA Film Number T9-0470, Page Number 426C

1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birth Occupation Father Mother
...Ain BACON Self M Male W 28 LA Farmer LA LA
Sallie BACON Wife M Female W 23 LA Keeping House LA LA
Julies BACON Dau S Female W 1 LA At Home LA LA
Source Information:
Census Place 7th Ward, St. Landry, Louisiana, Family History Library Film 1254470, NA Film Number T9-0470, Page Number 426C

1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birth Occupation Father Mother
Louis BACON Self M Male W 25 LA Farmer LA LA
Caralin BACON Wife M Female W 28 LA Keeping House LA LA
Josephine BACON Dau S Female W 1 LA At Home LA LA
Census Place 7th Ward, St. Landry, Louisiana, Family History Library Film 1254470, NA Film Number T9-0470, Page Number 426C

1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birth Occupation Father Mother
Jno. E. BACON Self M Male W 38 LA Farmer LA LA
Amelia BACON Wife M Female W 49 LA Keep House LA LA
Lucile BACON Dau S Female W 19 LA At Home LA LA
Thomas BACON Son S Male W 17 LA At Home LA LA
Salina BACON Dau Female W 14 LA At Home LA LA
Elvinia BACON Dau Female W 14 LA At Home LA LA
Census Place 5th Ward, St. Landry, Louisiana, Family History Library Film 1254470, NA Film Number T9-0470, Page Number 330A

1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birth Occupation Father Mother
Thomas BACON Self S Male W 23 LA R.R. Hand LA TX
Census Place 9th Ward, St. Landry, Louisiana, Family History Library Film 1254470, NA Film Number T9-0470, Page Number 484B

1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
William BACON Self M Male W 62 MS Farming MO MS
Mary R. BACON Dau S Female W 26 LA Keeps House --- ---
Alice BACON Dau S Female W 24 LA At Home --- ---
Louise BACON Wife M Female W 62 LA Keeps House LA FRA
Joseph BACON Son S Male W 23 LA Labors On Farm --- ---
Caroline BACON Dau S Female W 18 LA At Home --- ---
Census Place 1st Ward, St. Landry, Louisiana, Family History Library Film 1254469, NA Film Number T9-0469, Page Number 168D

1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Jno. BACON Self M Male W 28 LA Farmer LA LA
Ophelia BACON Wife M Female W 25 LA Keep House LA LA
V. W. BACON Son S Male W 5 LA LA LA
J. E. BACON Son S Male W 3 LA LA LA
J. R. BACON Son S Male W 1 LA LA LA
Census Place 5th Ward, St. Landry, Louisiana, Family History Library Film 1254470, NA Film Number T9-0470, Page Number 323C

1880 United States Census
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
J. S. BACON Self M Male W 39 NY Machinist CANADA IRE
Addie S. BACON Wife M Female W 29 AR Farm Laborer NC NC
Maud BACON Dau S Female W 6 LA NY AR
Leroy BACON Son S Male W 4 LA NY AR
Gertrude BACON Dau S Female W 3 LA NY AR
J. Louis BACON Son S Male W 1 LA NY AR
M. D. BACON Dau S Female W 5M LA NY AR
Florence JONES Other S Female B 10 LA Nurse LA LA
Census Place Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, Family History Library Film 1254449, NA Film Number T9-0449, Page Number 413C

Edmond married Martha (BACON).

They had the following children:

  2 M i John E. BACON was born in 1842.
+ 3 M ii Thomas LaFitte BACON

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