Happy Birthday Stephen Bacon

Stephen Bacon, birth record.

Stephen Bacon (1677-1766)

Stephen Bacon was born on 21 Aug 1677 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts as the ninth child of John Bacon and Rebecca Hall. He had eight siblings, namely: Mary, John, Rebecca, Daniel, Sarah, Samuel, Thomas, and Susanna.

When he was 26, he married Mary Loker, daughter of John Loker and Sarah Rice, on 06 Jan 1703/04 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Stephen Bacon and Mary Loker had the following children:

  • Sarah Bacon was born on 17 Sep 1704 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She married Theoder Rider on 18 May 1726 at Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
  • Mary Bacon was … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Mary Loker

    Mary Loker (1680-1767)

    Mary Loker was born on 03 Aug 1680 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts as the third child of John Loker and Sarah Rice. She had three siblings, namely: Sarah, John, and Henry.

    A couple years before she was born, Mary’s dad accepted “twenty pounds of money of New England, and also forty acres of land on the west side of the great river of Sudbury, in some place of the common land, that he, the said John Loker, shall choose, near to that called the World’s End” in exchange for giving up a house and land that the … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday John Frost

    John Frost (1754-1822)

    John Frost was born on 03 Jan 1754 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts as the only child of Joseph Frost and Deborah Esterbrook. John’s father was killed on 17 May 1755 after falling from the tongue of an ox cart. His mother died 15 May 1756. So, as a two-year old, John was an orphan. We don’t know who raised John.

    When he was 22, he married Mary Bacon, daughter of John Bacon and Abigail Sawin, on 14 Nov 1776 in Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Though he was a young man during the American Revolution, there is no record of … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Hannah Tolman

    Hannah Tolman (1642-1729)

    Hannah Tolman was born on 27 Jul 1642 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts as the third child of Thomas Tolman and Sarah. She had six siblings, namely: Sarah, Thomas, John, Ruth, Rebecca, and Mary. Hannah’s mother died when Hannah was young. She had a step-mother named Katherine.

    A few months before Hannah was born, the Massachusetts Bay Colony passed the first law in the new world requiring that children be taught to read and write English. Heads of households had to make sure that their own children were educated as well as anyone else in their household such … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Lieutenant John Bacon (a good remembrance for Memorial Day)

    John Bacon (1721-1775)

    It seems quite appropriate to celebrate John Bacon’s birthday on Memorial Day. While this holiday remembering the people who died while serving in US armed forces didn’t start until after the Civil War, we do use it now to also remember those who died in the American Revolution. John Bacon fits that description. But let’s start at his beginning.

    John Bacon was born on 30 May 1721 in Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA (it was Suffolk County then) as the fifth child of Stephen Bacon and Mary Loker. He had four siblings, namely: Sarah, Mary, Stephen, and … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Joanna Lyon

    Joanna Lyon (1690-1765)

    Joanna Lyon was born on 26 May 1690 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts as the second child of George Lyon and Thankful Badcock. She had three siblings, namely: Preserved, Hannah, and Silence. You may remember learning about Joanna’s mother Thankful back in February (see Happy Birthday Thankful Badcock!). Joanna’s father died when she was four years old. Thankful raised Joanna and her siblings for about seven years, but when she remarried, she had to hand the children over to their grandmother Hannah Tolman Lyon. So, from about age 11 onward, Joanna Lyon was raised by her grandmother.

    When she was … Continue reading