Alpheus Bacon1,2,3

ID# 17637, (1795 - 1872)
FatherNathaniel Bacon1 (abt 1765 - 3 Dec 1851)
MotherAnna Wright (abt 22 Oct 1777 - 12 Jun 1869)

Key Events:

Birth: 2 Aug 1795, Orwell, Vermont4,5,6
Marriage: Sarah Cobb, 10 Mar 18217,8,9
Death: 12 Jan 187210

Spouse:Sarah Cobb (18 Jan 1800 - 10 Feb 1853)
     Children:

The number of unidentified female children in the household in the 1840 censuses suggests Alpheus and Sarah may have had other unknown daughters.
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

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Narrative:

     Alpheus Bacon was born on 2 Aug 1795 in Orwell, Vermont.4,5,6
     He was probably one of the four males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Nathaniel Bacon, in the 1800 Federal Census of Orwell, Rutland Co., Vermont.11 He was probably one of the two males age 10 to 16 listed in the household of his father in the 1810 Federal Census of Orwell, Rutland Co., Vermont.12 He was probably one of the two males age 16 to 26 listed in the household of his father in the 1810 Federal Census of Orwell, Rutland Co., Vermont.13
     Alpheus married Sarah Cobb, daughter of John Cobb and Mary Fuller, on 10 Mar 1821.7,8,9
     Alpheus and Sarah settled in Vermont had settled in Shelburne, in Chittenden Co., north of Orwell near Lake Champlain, after their marriage. Her mother moved in with them before 1839 and later moved with them to New York.
     Alpheus appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Shelburne, Chittenden Co., Vermont, with a household consisting of one male age 15 to 20 (son John), and one age 40 to 50 (himself), and one female age 5 to 10 (daughter Mary), one age 10 to 15 (unknown), one age 15 to 20 (unknown), one age 40 to 50 (wife Sarah Cobb), and one age 70 to 80 (his wife's mother, Mary Fuller.)14
     Alpheus and Sarah moved before 1850 to western New York, where her brother Gideon had been living for many years. They appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, enumerated 18 Sep 1850. Their children John and Mary were listed as living with them, They were apparently living very close her brother Gideon as the two families are listed one after the other on the census record.3
     His wife died on 10 Feb 1853 in Brighton, New York.15,16,17
     Alpheus moved to Orleans Co., the next county west of Monroe Co., after the death of his wife. He appeared on the 1855 State Census of Ridgeway, Orleans Co., New York, enumerated 12 Jun 1855, reporting he lived in a frame home valued at $800. His children John and Mary were listed as living with him, as were Mary Ann Cobb, daughter of his late wife's brother Horace, who was listed as servant, and Isaac Gray, a 14-year-old from England, also listed as a servant.18
     Alpheus appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Murray, Orleans Co., New York, enumerated 10 Aug 1860, reporting real estate valued at $3,000 and personal estate of $1,000. His daughter Mary was listed as living with him. They were evidently living close to his son John and is family as the two households were listed one after the other in the census.19
     Alpheus appeared on the 1865 State Census of Ridgeway, Orleans Co., New York, in the household of his son John and his second wife, Sophia E. Belson.20
     He was a farmer, retired by 1870.21,18,19,20,22
     Alpheus appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Knowlesville, Orleans Co., New York, in the household of his son John and his wife.23
     Alpheus died on 12 Jan 1872 at age 76.10

Citations

  1. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, birth record for Alpheus Bacon prepared by Orwell town clerk.
  2. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 154, shows name as Alpheus Bacon.
  3. [S2479] Alphonzo Bacon household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York.
  4. [S3427] General Index to Vital Records of Vermont, birth record for Alpheus Bacon prepared by Orwell town clerk, shows date.
  5. [S2479] Alphonzo Bacon household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows age 54 and state.
  6. [S7884] Alpheus Bacon household, 1855 New York State Census, Orleans Co., New York, Ridgeway, shows age 59 and state.
  7. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 154, shows date.
  8. [S2445] "Tombstone Inscriptions from Section I - Mt. Hope Cemetery," GenWeb Monroe County NY, shows her as wife of Alpheus Bacon.
  9. [S2479] Alphonzo Bacon household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 154.
  11. [S7886] Nathll. Bacon household, 1800 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  12. [S7887] Nathaniel Bacon household, 1810 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  13. [S7888] Nathaniel Bacon household, 1820 U.S. Census, Rutland Co., Vermont.
  14. [S2483] Alpheus Bacon household, 1840 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont.
  15. [S2445] "Tombstone Inscriptions from Section I - Mt. Hope Cemetery," GenWeb Monroe County NY, shows date, as 10 Feb 1853.
  16. [S2444] Mount Hope Cemetery, burial records, May 1837 to Jul 1860 - Baa, shows interred 13 Feb 1853.
  17. [S863] Cobb, History of the Cobb Family, pg 154, shows date, as 10 Mar 1863, and died at the home of her brother Gideon.
  18. [S7884] Alpheus Bacon household, 1855 New York State Census, Orleans Co., New York, Ridgeway.
  19. [S2481] Alpheus Bacon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Orleans Co., New York.
  20. [S7885] John H. Bacon household, 1865 New York State Census, Orleans Co., New York, Ridgeway.
  21. [S2483] Alpheus Bacon household, 1840 U.S. Census, Chittenden Co., Vermont, shows two persons in the household engaged in agriculture.
  22. [S2482] John Bacon household, 1870 U.S. Census, Orleans Co., New York, shows occupation as retired farmer.
  23. [S2482] John Bacon household, 1870 U.S. Census, Orleans Co., New York.
  24. [S2479] Alphonzo Bacon household, 1850 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., New York, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  25. [S2607] Cleveland and Cleveland, Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, vol 1 pg 45.