|Hiram M. Bacon
From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 458-459, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Hiram M. Bacon of Huntsville settled in Schuyler county in 1863.
He was born in Hancock county, August 12, 1836. He was a son of
Benjamin and Elizabeth (Brevard) Bacon, natives of South and North
Carolina. Mr. Bacon, Sr., came West in an early day, and first went to
Missouri and then to Illinois and settled in Hancock county in 1835,
being one of the pioneers of Augusta. He was a merchant at an early day
at Pulaski, later entered land and engaged in farming. He had over
1,000 acres of land. His death occurred in 1860, aged sixty-five years.
His wife survived him some twenty years, and was over eighty years old
when she died. They had nine children: Alvin G.; Robert; Lamira,
deceased; Lois E., deceased; Benjamin F., deceased; Margaret C.; Hiram;
William H. and Mary E.
He was reared on a farm in Pulaski, and followed farming as his
occupation. In 1863 he settled in Birmingham, and has since resided
there, and at Huntsville. He followed farming until 1885, then engaged
in business at Huntsville, which he continued three years. Since which
time he has not been engaged in active business. He owns 180 acres of
He was married at Huntsville in 1861, to Miss Emily Louisa
Everson, a daughter of Nathan and Cynthia (Cooley) Everson, of New York
State. She was born in New York. Mr. and Mrs. Bacon have one daughter,
Hila L., married to David E. McCreevy, of Huntsville. They are
Methodists in religion, and Mr. Bacon is an ardent Republican in
politics. He and his wife are valuable members of society.
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