So, I've been sick all weekend and am finally feeling better again to write-- so this blog post is a day late-- better late than never, I suppose! :)
My 10th Great Grand uncle was Moses Mildenhall (1666-1738). He came to America with my 10th great grandfather- John Mendenhall (1659-1743) and other siblings, but Moses didn't like the land or people in America- felt like America was barbaric and too rugged for him, so after a year, he went back to England. There, he met and married Elizabeth Bacon (1673-1737) and they had 9 children.
When I discovered that Moses had married a woman with the surname Bacon, I actually laughed because I had never heard of this name before-(except for the delicious breakfast side dish of course!)-- never as a name! The only other thing I know about Elizabeth Bacon was that her father was John Bacon.
So, how popular is the name Bacon in the U.S.??
The name Bacon is English and French with Germanic origin. It comes from the name Bac(c)o, Bahho- which means "to fight". The Normans form was Bacus.
~U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s for Bacon: 598 results
Name Birth Year Arrival Year Arrival Place
Daniel Bacon Massachusetts
Elijah Bacon America
Geo Bacon abt 1592 1635 America
Daniel Bacon abt 1605 1635 Virginia
Edward Bacon abt 1610 1635 Barbados
~All U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 results for Bacon: 348 results
Name Birth Date Place District and Date of Action
Alfred W. Bacon 05 Jun 1888 Russia Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, 06 Feb 1919
Beatrice Bacon California
Edwin John Bacon California
Elizabeth Bacon California
Frederick Thomas Bacon New York
Surprisingly, there was a HUGE amount of "Bacon"s in the Find a grave index... 24,603 records! So, just for fun, I typed in Elizabeth Bacon, in respect towards my 10th great grand aunt who never came to America...
For Elizabeth Bacon, there are 306 results! The results were in Missouri, Connecticut, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and many more!
It makes me wonder if any of Elizabeth's family- siblings or nieces/nephews with the surname Bacon came to America.