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||William Bacon settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.|
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"There would appear to be some question as to the ancestry of William Bacon as well as the fact of Capt. Edmund Bacon being his son. This ancestry has been accepted by a great many descendants; however, more proof would be welcome."
"The earliest mention of the Bacon name in Virginia is that of William Bacon who patented lands in Northumberland County, and died there about 1660. He left all his property to his wife, Margaret, and mentions no children."
Some have claimed that William Bacon was the son of James Bacon of Friston Hall, Suffolk, but there is no evidence to support this.
"The earliest mention of the Bacon name in the Virginia records is probably that of William Bacon, who patented lands in Northumberland County, and died there about 1660. He left all his property to his wife Margaret, and mentions no children."
"The Virginia family is descended from Capt. Edmund Bacon, born in England circa 1641, died in New Kent County, Va., Jan. 19, 1705. He is said to have been a son of William Bacon, and a cousin of Nathanial Bacon, 'The Rebel,' who left no son, as has been frequently claimed, to hand down his name. This William Bacon may have been the William Bacon, gent., who patented land in Northumberland County, Va., and died there about 1660, leaving all his property to his wife Margaret."
From Jouett Taylor Prisley Family History and Genealogy:
WILLIAM emigrated to Northumberland Co VA and died in 1660. Ann and Margaret are both listed as his wife's names.
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