I have different parents for Daniel Bacon born 12/1/1739 than Bacon#5381

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I have Daniel Bacon born 12/1/1739 with Joseph Bacon born 1706 and Bethia Wetmore born in 1706/07 were married in 1732 and had Daniel Bacon in 1739 per Connecticut Births and Christenings 1649-1906 and Daniel's birth and parents are also noted in The Barbour Collection Middletown part A-J page 23
WikiTree profile: Daniel Bacon
in Genealogy Help by M Hise G2G Crew (960 points)
retagged by Maggie N.

There are 2 wiki tree profiles for this person, both list different parents.



Thank you for all the answers. I am still looking at Ancestry.com, DAR,

and other family history. I was told by other researchers 20 years ago that

Daniel Bacon was the son of Joseph Bacon and Bethiah Wetmore. I will try to find more sources.

4 Answers

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Was he born in 1739 as in the question or 1743 in his profile biography?

Did he die in 1776 or 1777?

Found three sons of Joseph and Bethiah (Wetmore) Bacon at Familysearch.org , but did not find a son named Daniel.

One son is Moses born 16 Oct 1747, also a Joseph bacon born 11 May 1735, and a daughter, Bethiah Bacon born 29 Jun 1733.

These three were all born in Middletown, Middlesex, CT.

"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

The Daniel Bacon born in 1 Dec, 1739's parents are listed here. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F74X-6BD

If it was the one born in 1743 in CT than it is this record.


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I know nothing about Connecticut Sources but the Middletown Society may be able to verify.


by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (816k points)
Thanks for that source.  I have found some relatives in there.
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I think this would come down to sources. Are there primary sources for either profile?
by L. Ray Sears G2G6 Mach 3 (39.6k points)
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Apparently this is a long standing problem.  Which of the two Daniel Bacon's married Mary Abernathy?

For what it is worth, Donald Lines Jacobus in his construction of the Bacon family said that he was the Daniel Bacon born in 1743 to John Bacon.  However, he provides no sources to distinguish the two men. (The American Genealogist, vol. 47 (1971): pages 235-247, see page 239. ''"Bacon of Middletown and Simsbury, Massachusetts"'', by Donald Lines Jacobus.)   This John Bacon died 27 April 1764 and the probate of his estate is no help in answering the question.

by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (211k points)
Joseph and Bethiah Bacon with all of their children moved to Farmington, Connecticut.  Given that Daniel Bacon and Mary Abernathy were married in Farmington, the better guess and most likely conclusion is that he was the son Joseph Bacon and Bethiah Wetmore/Whitmore.

The work of Donald Lines Jacobus was published posthumously and noted to be incomplete without proper sourcing.  This is the source for those who make Daniel to be the son of John and Irene Bacon, and is likely in error.
I agree with Joe on this analysis, given that Donald Line Jacobus worked on this Bacon family.

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