Charles G. Bacon

Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin

 

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Charles G. Bacon was the son of Orson & Urella Bacon who were the original builders of the home now owned by Bill Roberts' home in Neillsville, Wisconsin.  It was built in 1856.  The property that laid west and south of the house and buildings became known locally as "Baconís Hill"  Today, this land has become Neillsvilleís western neighborhood -- full of all the architecturally significant homes on Clay Street and Oak Street.  The piece of land that lies to the north of the house - currently the location of "Kuhnís Decorating" -- was called "Baconís Woods" in the Civil War Era.  This piece of land was Neillsvilleís earliest "park" where the pioneer families gathered on warm spring, summer, and fall Sundays to socialize.  Goose Creek - which is now encased in concrete - flowed through this piece of land.  One can only imagine what it must have been like . . .  Both "Baconís Hill" and "Baconís Woods" have long been forgotten by the residents of this area .

 

Orson Bacon was born July 8, 1810 in Jericho, Chittenden County, Vermont.  In addition to farming, Orson and his father were also carpenters and joiners.  Together, they and their family moved to St. Lawrence County, New York in 1826 and then to Ohio.  From there, they went west to Fayette Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan where Orson's father apparently died.

 

In 1835, Orson married Urella R. Hastings of New York.  Orson & Urella had nine Children: Everett H; Charles G; Charlotte; Mary who married C. O. Sturgeon; Willard; Abbie L.; twins, Ella Vista and Alla Vesta; and Minette who became the wife of Lafayette Sturdevant (a prominent, early Neillsville attorney).

About 1855, Orson moved to Neillsville, Clark Co, Wisconsin where he was one of the areas earliest pioneers.  He cleared land and farmed it. He also served as the County Supervisor and Treasurer.  He also served jury duty when called upon and was definitely a respected man and was trusted in civic affairs.

Charles G. Bacon, son of Orson, died at the Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri, from wounds he suffered during the battle of Shiloh. November 14, 1882, the Neillsville "Civil War Legion" of the era was named the "Charles Bacon Post" after him.  He fought with Company I, 14th Wisconsin InfantryHe is buried at Neillsville City Cemetery, Neillsville, Clark Co, WI. Block F Lot 30. His original marker is now broken and no longer readable.

Census Records

The 1840 census for Fayette, Genesee County, MI, Bacon, Wm. - Lists 1 male between 2- & 30, Lists one 1 male between 50 & 60, Lists one female between 40 & 50.

The 1850 census for the same place there is no longer a William listed. There is a Noah, age 60, Farmer, b Mass. With wife Nancy age 57, born in New York and two daughters, Emeline E. 25 b NY and Almeda N 23 b NY and two sons, Warren N. 20 b NY and Milo D 15 b NY. 

 

1850 Federal Census - Fayette, Hillsdale County, Michigan

Name Age Sex Occupation  Value of Real Estate Birth Place
Bacon, Orson 43 m Farmer $1500 Vermont
Bacon, Uretta 32 f     New York
Bacon, Everet 13 m     Michigan
Bacon, Charles 9 m     Michigan
Bacon, Charlotte 6 f     Michigan
Bacon, Mary 3 f     Michigan
Steward, Elsa 22 f     New York

 

1860 Federal Census - Pine Valley, Clark County, Wis. 
Name  Age Sex Occupation  Value of Real Estate Personal Estate Nativity
Bacon, H. 49 m farmer 3000 $500 Vermont
Bacon, Uretta 42 f       New York
Bacon, Everett 23 m cabinet maker   30 Michigan
Bacon, Charles 18 m farmer     Michigan
Bacon, Carlotte 16 f       Michigan
Bacon, Mary H.  13 f       Michigan
Bacon, Willard E.  7 m       Michigan
Bacon, Abigal 5 f       Michigan
Bacon, Allavesta 1 f       Wisconsin
Bacon, Ellavesta 1 f       Wisconsin

 

1870 Federal Census - Pine Valley, Clark County, Wis. 
Name Age  Sex Race Occupation Birth Place
**Bacon, Orson 59 m w farmer Vermont
Bacon, Uretta R.  52 f w keeping house New York
Bacon, Mary H.  22 f w millinear (?) Michigan
Bacon, Edgar 18 m w works on farm Michigan
Bacon, Abigail S.  15 f w attending school Michigan
Bacon, Ella 11 f w attending school Wisconsin
Bacon, Minetto 6 f w at home Wisconsin
**All index as Baim

 

1880 Federal Census--Neillsville, Pine Valley, Wisconsin
 Name  Relation Marital Status Sex Race Age Nativity Occupation Father's Nativity Mother's Nativity
 Orson Bacon   Self   M   Male   W   69   Vermont  Farmer  Vermont  Vermont
 Uretta R. Bacon   Wife   M   Female   W   62   New York  Keeping House   Massachusetts   New Hampshire
 Ella V. Bacon   Daughter   S   Female   W   21   Wisconsin   School Teacher  Vermont  New York
 Nettie Bacon   Daughter   S   Female   W   16   Wisconsin  School Teacher   Vermont  New York
 Layfette Sturdevant   Other   S   Male   W   23   Pennsylvania   Lawyer   Pennsylvania   Pennsylvania 
 Irvene Mason   Other   S   Male   W   30   Wisconsin   Lawyer   Scotland   Connecticut
 Henry Carleton   Other   S   Male   W   35   Wisconsin    Lawyer   Maine  Maine 

 

 

 

Military Records of Charles G. Bacon [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

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