The first Bacon in my family came from England and setteled in the Massachusetts Baay colony about 1640. My third great grandfather Samuel Bacon was born in 1762 in Medford Mass, his brother Ebenezer in 1763. In 1776 Ebenezer enlisted in the Continental Navy and served on board the frigate Hancock, later he served on the privateer Active which was captured by the British in the Atlantic in Sept. 1777 he may have died in a British prison. Samuel enlisted in the Continetal Army in April of 1777 and fought in two battles the Battle of Stillwater under Horatio Gates and the Battle of Saratoga under Gates and Benidict Arnold. Samuel died on May 01, 1840 in Barneveld, Oneida County, N.Y. His grandson my great grandfather John Bacon was born in Buffalo, N.Y on OCT 27, 1822 both his parents passed away by the time he was two years old and he was raised by his grandfather Samuel. At the age of 15 he ran away and headed to New Bedford and went to sea on a whaler. He made a second whaling voyage in June of 1841 on the whaler General Pike as #1 harpooner, he jumped ship on an island in the Comoros between Madagassar and Africa, he then went on board a British merchant ship then later in Macao China he went on board an American merchant ship as second mate. In late 1844 he moved his grandparents on his mother’s side to Illinois where his brother Francis lived. In March of 1845 he went to Independence, Missouri where he was hired by Samuel K. Barlow to drive on of three wagons across the Oregon Trail, my great grandfather also helped cut out the Barlow road around Mt. Hood. My great grandfather later became Postmaster of Oregon City and city recorder and Justice of the Peace, he owned and operated a book and stationary store and helped start the First Pres. Church in Oregon City in 1888, He died on January 10, 1891 at his home in Oregon City the home that I now live in.