Biography of L. D. Bacon
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Bacon, L. D., was born in Canton, Bradford county, Pa., March 21, 1841. Isaiah, his father, was born in Rome, February 11, 1821, and came to this State when our subject was an infant. Here he lived till his death in 1889 at the age of seventy two years. He was a lumber dealer, and served in the late war a short time, but was obliged to return home on account of rheumatism contracted in the service. At the age of eighteen years he married Jane Harrington, and they had three children, of whom L. D. was the second. The latter was a moulder in early life, following this till the age of twenty. In 1861 he enlisted in the 86th N. Y. Vols., remaining in the service until August 30, 1863. When in the second battle of Bull Run he was wounded and lay in the hospital five months, being for six years unable to walk without crutches, for which he now receives a pension. When he became able to walk he took up the grocery business, and later began driving piling, in which he has been very successful. In 1863 he married Emeline Vangilder, of Southport, Elmira, and they have three sons, the youngest being eighteen years of age, and living at home. Our subject is a member of the G. A. R. and is a Republican

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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