Biography of Amos N. Bacon of Princeton, Illinois

A. N. Bacon, Princeton, was born May 5, 1815, in South Egremont, Berkshire Co., Mass. He is the son of Andrew Bacon, who was born 1791 in Canaan, Conn. He died 1875 in Egremont, Mass. He was a farmer by occupation, and was married to Clarissa Vosburgh, who was born in Sheffield, Mass. She died in 1828, in Egremont, aged thirty-eight years. She was the daughter of Henry Vosburgh, and was the mother of six children, viz.: Henry V., Amos N., Milton H., (deceased), Mrs. Amelia C. Hull, Porter A. and Andrew U. (deceased). Mr. Andrew Bacon was married a Second time to Betsey Bronson. She was the mother of two children, viz.: Mrs. Nancy J. Potts and John Bacon.

Our subject received a common school education in his native town, but is mainly self educated. Un early life he was a farmer by occupation, and has always followed that pursuit. In 1838 he came to Bureau County, Ill., where he bought land in Section 3, and yet resides. He was joined in matrimony in this county May 9, 1841, to Julia A. Harris, who was born January 11, 1824, in Harrisville, Medina Co., Ohio. Her parents were Ebenezer and Lucy (Lawrence) Harris, who were natives of Connecticut. Mrs. Bacon is the mother of the following children, viz.: Coridan H., Mary L., Clinton V. (deceased), Ernest W,. Herman L. (deceased), Alida M. and Harry E. Mr. and Mrs. Bacon are members of the Presbyterian Church. The former is an active member of the “Princeton Academy of Science.” During the war he was a member of “Union League.” Although Mr. Bacon may not have reached the acme as a speaker or writer, yet to his credit it must be said that he has always striven for the advancement of good instead of evil.

Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885

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