Sophia Bacon

Female24 October 1795–1 April 1880

Brief Life History of Sophia

When Sophia Bacon was born on 24 October 1795, in Truxton, Cortland, New York, United States, her father, Jonathan Bacon, was 32 and her mother, Betsy Wait, was 22. She married Sylvester Webster on 24 June 1812. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 1 April 1880, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Sylvester Webster
Sophia Bacon
Marriage: 24 June 1812
Sylvester Webster
Betsey Webster
Lucy Maria Webster
Laura Ann Webster
Ira Haskin Webster
Hiram Gray Webster
Ralph Wood Webster
Charlotte Webster
Marian Cordelia Webster

Sources (4)

  • Sophia Webster, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sophia Webster in entry for Sylvester Webster, "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"
  • Sophia Bacon in entry for Hiram Gray Webster, "Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1812
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 5

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 13

    Established in 1808.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 24

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin) and French: from the Norman French personal name Bacun, derived from the ancient Germanic name Bac(c)o, Bahho, based on the element bag ‘(to) fight, (to) dispute’. The name was relatively common among the Normans in the form Bacus, of which the oblique case was Bacon.

    English and French: from Middle English, Old French bacun, bacon ‘bacon’ (a word of ancient Germanic origin, akin to Back 3), probably a metonymic occupational name for a preparer and seller of cured pork.

    History: Gilles Bacon from Normandy, France, is documented in Quebec City, QC, in 1647. — Michael Bacon from England arrived in Dedham, MA, in 1640. Nathanial Bacon, from Stratton, Cornwall, arrived in Barnstaple, MA, in 1639. Another Nathaniel Bacon (1647–76), from Friston Hall, Suffolk, emigrated to VA and settled at Curl's Neck on the James river.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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