Sunday, December 12, 2010

Obituary of John N. Bacon of Jonesborough, TN (1826-1895)

I had saved this obituary thinking it was our John N. Bacon, but it was a different John N. 
The obituary is interesting though, so I kept it.  Perhaps in the future I will find that this John connects with our Bacon family. In the mean time, I will share this in the chance that another Bacon researcher will claim him.

Date: 1895-05-28;

Paper: Daily Journal and Journal and Tribune

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Nolichucky Roots said...

I had no idea Jonesborough obits were showing up on GenealogyBank. One more place to search! Thanks.

Neil Ferguson said...

This John N. Bacon (also sometimes noted with the name Jonathan) was the son of Thomas Sr. and Sarah A. "Sally" (Barron) Bacon. He married Elleanor Delinah "Ellen" "Lina" Douglas on 26 Oct 1851 in Washington Co., TN and they had one son, Jacob Albert T. Bacon, who married Lida A. (nee unknown).

Another death notice was apparently published:

Jonesboro Herald-Tribune obituary transcription:
Vol. XXVII. #5 Wed., May 29, 1895

Bacon, Jonathan
Jonathan Bacon, father of our townsman, J.A.T. Bacon, dropped dead suddenly last Wednesday evening. He died of heart failure and his remains were interred in the new cemetery at this place.
He appears on the following census pages:

1850 Washington Co., TN, page 235A, #1845-1884 (enumerated Dec 9, 1850)

Thomas BACON 55 farmer 2000, NC (?)
Sarah 48 Tn
Jesse 25, student Tn
Mary f. 22 Tn
Dan/David (?) 20 student Tn
John 18 student Tn
James 16 student Tn
Isaac 14 Tn
Thomas 9 Tn
Jonathan 7 Tn
Amanda 5 Tn
Jacob 4 Tn

*John is age 18 - listed with parents.
1870 Washington Co., Tennessee Census page 323. #78-78 (enumerated Aug 8, 1870)

John A. BACON 37 farmer 1500 1187 Tn
Ellen D. 45 k/house Tn
Jacob A. T. 14 w/o farm in school Tn (working on)
1880 - Washington Co., TN, District 14, page 567B

John N. BACON Self M Male W 46 TN Farmer TN TN
Delinah BACON Wife M Female W 53 TN Keeping House TN TN
J.A.T. BACON Son M Male W 24 TN Farmer TN TN
Lida A. BACON DauL M Female W 26 TN Teacher In Music TN TN

He and his wife were buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Washington Co., TN.