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Lyddall Bacon (1717 - abt. 1775)

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Lyddall Bacon
Born in Henrico, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Lunenburg, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jan 2014
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Lyddall Bacon was born in 1717, the son of Captain John Bacon and Susannah Parke. He "removed early from Henrico to Lunenburg County," married Mary Gordon (or Jordon) and their children were: [1]

  1. Elizabeth, b. 14 Dec 1741, m. William Gordon
  2. Lucy, b. 11 Apr 1744, m. Charles Allen
  3. Langston, b. 26 May 1746
  4. Ann, b. 11 Oct 1748, m. Robert Dixon, son of Henry Dixon and Elizabeth Abernathy
  5. Susannah, b. 06 Jan 1750 (d. bef. 1775?)
  6. Sarah, b. 19 Aug 1753, m. John Glenn, d. 02 Nov 17__
  7. Lyddall, b. 27 Nov 1755 and settled at Maysville, KY
  8. Mary, b. 14 Mar 1758, d. 16 Dec. 1760
  9. Edmund Parke, b. 13 Nov 1762
  10. Richard, b. 20 Nov 1760
  11. Drury Allen, b. 14 Dec 1765, d. 03 Sep 1845 in Mecklenburg Co., VA

Other Lunenburg County records for Lyddall Bacon: [2]

  • Lyddall Bacon, Gent., of the county of Lunenburg, was appointed Nov 1753 to receive the debts due Lunenburg.
  • Lunenburg County, Virginia Publick Claims 1780-1784, p. 21, "And at a Court held for the said County the 1lth day of April the next following Lyddal Bacon for a gun for the militia ordered to the assistance of Gen. Green not returned..."
  • Lunenburg County, Virginia Publick Claims 1780-1784, "Nicholas Holesin former collector of publick taxes for certificates received which has never been audited to wit: Lyddal Bacon for 2 days driving beeves".

Lyddall's will was written 21 Jul 1775, proved 12 Oct 1775 in Lunenburg County, and mentioned: [3]

  • Wife, Mary Bacon
  • Son, Langston Bacon,
  • Son, Lyddall Bacon
  • Son, Richard Bacon
  • Son, Edmund Parkes Bacon
  • Son, Drury Bacon
  • Daughter, Elizabeth Gordon and husband, William Gordon
  • Daughter, Lucy Allen and husband, Charles Allen
  • Daughter, Ann Dixon and husband, Robert Dixon
  • Daughter, Sarah Glenn and husband, John Glenn


  1. Bacon, by P. F. Taylor, 1909. Compiled from: "The Baronetage of England," by E. Kimber & R. Johnson, London, 1771; "Americans of Royal Descent," William & Mary Quarterly, Vol. X, pp. 267-9; "Register of St. Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia; and from family records. (Copy available from The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky)
  2. Hening's Statutes of Virginia, Vol. VI, p. 362
  3. Lunenburg County, Virginia Wills, 1746-1825, by Landon C. Bell, Will Book 2, nr. 428

See also:

  • Personal papers and notes of Frances T. Gaulden, Family Biographical Information.
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 93250217, of grand daughter Mary Ann Allen Bamberg, Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ehrhardt, Bamberg County, South Carolina, USA.
  • The Evolution of the Southern Backcountry A Case Study of Lunenburg County, Virginia 1746-1832 Richard R. Beeman University of Pennsylvania Press Philadelphia [1984], pp.68, pp.71-73
  • Saint peters Parish Church Register, p.76.
  • History of Louisa County, by Malcom Hart Harris, 1963, pp. 285-286

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