The Highland Township Historical Society
Highland, Oakland County, Michigan

Original Highland Township Landowner

Henry V. Bacon

NW 1/4 of Section 25

Henry V. Bacon was born August 16, 1813, at Egremont, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, the son of Deacon Andrew and Clarissa (Vosberg) Bacon.  He and a younger brother, Amos N. Bacon, left Massachusetts and came to Detroit, Michigan, in the mid-1830's.  Note that Henry V. Bacon's patent for land in Section 25 of Highland Township, Oakland County, also includes 80 acres in Section 14, Unadilla Township, Livingston County.  It is unclear, however, whether Henry V. Bacon ever actually settled on either of these purchases.  If he did his stay was brief, since a note in the Bacon Families Association Quarterly says Henry V. Bacon and his brother Amos left Detroit in the spring of 1838 and walked to Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, where both eventually settled.   Henry V. Bacon married Sophia Burr, born circa 1819.  He died at Ottawa, Kansas, on August 14, 1894.


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