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Frederick Asa Bacon


Gender:
Male
Born:
October 15, 1812
Died:
1839
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT
Marriage(s):
Sarah Harris Bacon (1837)
Biographical Notes:
Frederick Asa Bacon, born on October 15, 1812, came from a tradition of famiily attending the Liftchfield Female Academy. Not only had his mother, Lucretia Champion Bacon attended the Academy in the 1790s, but his sister Lucretia and brothers Epaphroditus and Francis all attended the Academy as well. In 1832, after having sailed to England on a vessel and becoming attracted to sea life, Frederick joined the United States Navy as a midshipman. Five year later he married Sarah Arnold Harris , with whom he had one child. In 1838 while on an exploration of the south seas his ship became lost and no crew members were ever recovered. His gravestone, located in the East Street Cemetery in Litchfield, Connecticut reads "To the memory of Frederick Asa Bacon late an officer in the Navy of the United ...
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Additional Notes:
[Bacon Genealogy, p. 148] “Frederick Asa, when at school, met with an accident to his head while skating, and gave up study for an out-of-door life. July 14, 1829, he shipped on a vessel for London and after a few years he became so much attached to sea life that on May 25, 1832, he entered the United States Navy as a midshipman. In 1838, when the United States sent an expedition to explore the southern seas, under Lieut. Charles Wilkes, he was in command of one of the vessels. In a gale off Cape Horn, May 1, 1839, his vessel was lost and nothing was ever learned of her fate or that of any of her crew.”

Education
Years at LFA:
1822-1824

Profession / Service
Profession:
Military


help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
1822 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1823 Litchfield Female Academy Summer Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1823 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

1824 Litchfield Female Academy Winter Session Catalogue (Vanderpoel, Emiliy Noyes. More Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1927).

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Secondary Sources:
Baldwin, Thomas W. Bacon Genealogy. Cambridge, MA: 1915.

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