Spencer Bacon

Brief Life History of Spencer

When Spencer Bacon was born on 22 February 1701, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Daniel Bacon, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Lambert, was 41.

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Daniel Bacon
1665–1748
Sarah Lambert
1660–1721
Daniel Bacon
1690–1761
John Bacon
1700–
Sarah Bacon
1691–
Benjamin Bacon
1691–
Susannah Bacon
1694–1695
Susanna Bacon
1696–
Elizabeth Bacon
1698–
Spencer Bacon
1701–

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    World Events (4)

    1727 · Crowninshield-Bentley House Built

    The Crowninshield-Bentley house was built in 1727 by ship captain John Caspar Crowninshield. His family occupied the house for generations until it was taken over by Revend Bentley.

    1760 · Salem Social Library Organized

    The Salem Social Library was organized on May 20, 1761. It was a privately funded library in Salem, Massachusetts. Most of the volumes in the library were gifts from people.

    1762 · Derby Wharf

    Derby Wharf was built by the Derby family 1762. It is the longest Wharf in Salem stretching to half- mile in length.

    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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