Some Descendants of John Bacon (John,John,Jacob,Daniel,Michael) and Elizabeth Goldthwait of Boston and Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts

  1. Ezekiel Bacon [POB, p. 60][WWC, p. 176] was born on 1 Sep 1776 in Boston. [WWC, p. 298, in 1776][BDAC, p. 801] He died on 18 Oct 1870 in Utica, Oneida, New York. [BDAC, p. 801] He is buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica. [BDAC, p. 801] He married Abigail Smith. [HHI, 1;294][POU, p. 396] Abigail was the daughter of Dr. Reuben Smith of Litchfield. [POU, p. 396]
    Ezekiel graduated from Yale in 1794. [WWC, p. 298][BDAC, p. 801] He attended the Litchfield Law School. [BDAC, p. 801] He was a lawyer. [WWC, p. 312] He was admitted to the bar in 1800 and began practicing in Stockbridge. [BDAC, p. 801] He was the second postmaster in Williamstown. [WWC, p. 298] He was a member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1805 and 1806. [BDAC, p. 801] He moved to Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts in 1806. [HHI, 1;294] He was a member of Congress in 1807 - 1813. [WWC, p. 176][BDAC, p. 801] He was Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. [WWC, p. 176] He was chief justice of the court of common pleas for the western district of Massachusetts in 1811 - 1814. [BDAC, p. 801] He was the first Comptroller of the United States Treasury in 1814 - 1815. [BDAC, p. 801] He resigned and moved to Utica in 1816. [BDAC, p. 801] He was appointed associate justice of the court of common pleas in 1818. [BDAC, p. 801] He was a member of the state assembly in 1819. [BDAC, p. 801] He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1821. [BDAC, p. 801] He was a Democrat. [WWC, p. 176] He published a volume of poems in 1842. [WWC, p. 298]
    1. John H. Bacon died some years before 1877. [POU, p. 396]
    2. Judge William Johnson Bacon [WWC, p. 324] was born on 18 Feb 1803 in Williamstown, Massachusetts. [BDAC, p. 801] He died on 3 Jul 1889 in Utica. [BDAC, p. 801] He is buried in the Forest Hil Cemetery. [BDAC, p. 801] He married first Eliza Kirkland. [MHU, p. 532] Eliza was the daughter of Gen. Joseph Kirkland. [MHU, p. 532] She was the mother of William's children. [MHU, p. 532] William married second Mrs. Susan Sloane Gillett. [MHU, p. 532]
      William graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in 1822. [BDAC, p. 801] He graduated from the Litchfield Law School in 1824 and was admitted to the bar the same year. [BDAC, p. 801] He commenced practice in Utica. [BDAC, p. 801] He was appointed city attorney in 1837. [BDAC, p. 801] He was a member of the State assembly in 1850. [BDAC, p. 801] He was appointed a trustee of Hamilton College in 1851. [BDAC, p. 801] He was elected judge of the State supreme court of the fifth district in 1854 and served until 1870. [BDAC, p. 801] He was elected as a Republican to Congress 1877 - 1879. [BDAC, p. 801]
      1. Lieut. William Kirkland Bacon was born on 5 Feb 1842 in Utica. [Ref] He died on 16 Dec 1862 in Fredericksburg. [Ref] He is buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica. [Ref] Click here to see a photo of him and of his grave on the Findagrave website. His grave stone says "William Kirkland Bacon--Late Adjutant of the Twenty-Sixth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, slain at Fredericksburg, December 16, 1862". [Ref]
      2. Unknown Daughter Bacon married Seth W. Crittenden. [MHU, p. 532]
    3. Francis Bacon died after 1877. [POU, p. 397]
      Francis was a merchant in New York. [POU, p. 397]
    4. Elizabeth Goldthwait Bacon was born on 12 Feb 1812 in Utica. [HHI, 1;294] She died on 9 Sep 1890. [HHI, 1;294] She married Henry Colt on 24 Sep 1839 in Utica. [HHI, 1;294] Henry was born on 2 Nov 1812. [HHI, 1;294] He was baptised on 27 Jun 1813. [HHI, 1;294] He died on 22 Jan 1888. [HHI, 1;294]
      Henry was a wool dealer. [HHI, 1;295] He was president of the Pittsfield Woolen Company in 1852. [HHI, 1;295] He was a selectman in 1852 - 1856. [HHI, 1;295] He was water commissioner in 1864. [HHI, 1;295] He was a director of the Pittsfield National Bank. [HHI, 1;295] He was a trustee of the Massachusetts Agricultural Society. [HHI, 1;295] He was a director of the Boston & Albany Railroad Company. [HHI, 1;295]
      1. Dr. Henry Colt was born on 9 Nov 1856. [HHI, 1;295]
        Henry graduated from Williams College in 1878. [HHI, 1;295] He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1881. [HHI, 1;296] He was a practicing physician in Pittsfield. [HHI, 1;296] He was associate medical director of the Berkshire Life Insurance Company. [HHI, 1;296] He was medical examiner for Berkshire county. [HHI, 1;296] He was chairman of the medical and surgical board of Mercy Hospital in Pittsfield. [HHI, 1;296] He was a director of the Pittsfield National Bank. [HHI, 1;296]
    5. Fanny Bacon died before 1877. [POU, p. 397] She married Unknown Pomeroy. [POU, p. 397]


MHU Bagg, M. M., Memorial History of Utica, N.Y.: from its settlement to the present time, Syracuse, NY, D. Mason, 1892.
POU Bagg, M. M., The Pioneers of Utica: being Sketches of its Iinhabitants and its Institutions, with the civil history of the place, from the earliest settlement to the year 1825, the era of the opening of the Erie Canal, Utica, NY, Curtiss and Childs, Printers and Publishers, 1877.
POB Bridgman, Thomas, The Pilgrims of Boston and their Descendants: with an introduction, New York and Boston, D. Appleton and Co., Phillips, Sampson & Co., 1856.
HHI Cooke, Rollin Hillyer, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, New York, Lewis Pub. Co., 1906.
BDAC No Author, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949: The Continental Congress September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788 and The Congress of the United States From the First to the Eightieth Congress March 4, 1789 to January 3, 1949, Inclusive, Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1950.
WWC Perry, Arthur Latham, Williamstown and Williams College: a history, unknown, The author, 1904, c1899.