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Missionary

David Bacon was an American missionary in Michigan Territory.

Background

Bacon, David was born on September 4, 1771 in Woodstock, Connecticut, United States. Son of Joseph and Abigail (Holmes) Bacon.

Education

Studied theology under Review Levi Hart.

Career

To experiment with missionary work among the Indian tribes beyond Lake Erie by Connecticut Missionary Society, 1800. Missionary on Mackinac Island, worked among Ojibwa Indians, 1801-1805. Returned to Connecticut, circa 1805, contracted with Benjamin Tallmadge to establish a community in Western Reserve area, built log cabins, surveyed and plotted Town of Tallmadge (O.), 1807.

Had set up a church by 1809, forced by financial difficulties to return to Conn.

Connections

Married Alice Parks, 1 son, Leonard B. Commissioned.

father:
Joseph Bacon

mother:
Abigail (Holmes) Bacon

spouse:
Alice Parks