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Sylvester Bacon b.1836 son of Albert & Malinda (Welton) Bacon
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: February 02, 2003 at 10:33:56
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 733, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"SYLVESTER BACON was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, November 22, 1836, and is the son of ALBERT and MALINDA (WELTON) BACON. The father was born in Darke County, Ohio, June 3, 1803, and was the son of URIAH BACON, a native of Ireland, who came to America about the close of the Revolution. He served in our war of 1812, and died in Shelby County, Illinois. ALBERT BACON was married in Darke County, Ohio, January 12, 1826; his wife was born in Greene County, Ohio, May 17, 1807. In 1846, MR. BACON came to White County, this State, where MRS. BACON died April 3, 1852. August 18, 1853, he married MISS MILLER, who died December 5, 1854. April 12, 1855, he married PARMELIA SHOUP. In the fall of 1858, he moved to Missiouri, but returned to White County, in 1862. In October, 1881, he went to Los Angeles, California, where he now resides. SYLVESTER BACON was married in White County, January 2, 1859, to ELIZABETH IMLER, born in Marion County, Ohio, October 5, 1838, and daughter of HENRY and HANNAH (WALTERS) IMLER. The only child - LORETTA J. - born to this union is now deceased. In July, 1861, MR. BACON enlisted in Company K, Twentieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and for eighty-six days suffered incarceration in the Libby Prison. He was discharged in November, 1862, and in 1864 he purchased land, and came to this county to reside. In 1865, he engaged in merchandising at Star City, and in 1870 bought the farm of 165 acres on which he now lives. He is a member of the Star City Lodge, No. 442, I. O. O. F., and he and wife are members of the Christian Church."

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