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11. It should be borne in mind that in this period Norfolk, Franklin, Foxboro and Walpole, MA were part of Wrentham, MA. 12. All the genealogical material for the Man(n), Bacon and Fisher families was taken from: Wrentham Vital Records; a letter from George Messinger, June 7, 1859, to Horace Mann (Massachusetts Historical Society); Thomas Baldwin, The Bacon Genealogy (Cambridge, MA, 1915); Philip A. Fisher, Fisher Genealogy (Everett, MA.: Massachusetts Publishing Co., 1898); G.S. Mann, Mann Memorial: Genealogy of Richard Mann of Scituate, Mass. (Boston: David Clap & Son, 1884). Jacob died November 10, 1760, in Greenbush (which could be present-day East Albany, New York, or a town above Bangor, Maine) and Jonathan August 28, 1761, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I base these parenthetical deductions on the fact that their older brother, Elijah, had served in the campaign of Crown Point, New York, during the French and Indian War (1754-1763) in 1755 (see: Robert E. Mackay, ed., Mass. Soldiers in the French and Indian Wars 1744-1755 (NEHGS, 1978), 16 (compiled from vol. 92-93, of the Massachusetts Archives collection of colonial muster rolls). The two boys were probably also conscripted for the war and died at two known outposts of the war. Elijah Bacon, 1730-1801, carpenter, was the elder brother of the three Bacon sons. In 1760-61 he was probably married and living near Broad St. in Providence, RI, He founded the Association of Mechanics and Manufacturers. His sister-in-law’s and son’s stones are by George Allen Jr., and in the same Cranston cemetery (all moved there from the West Cemetery in Providence) as is his own (carved by Borden Thornton). 13. Ibid. (See also Appendix A) George Allen Jr. would have carved stones only for those related families in which members died in the 1759-1763 period of his work or for a few backdated stones if one might not have existed or needed replacement. 14. Ibid., and from Ellery B. Crane, ed., Genealogy and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Mass., vol. III (N. Y., 1907): 257. The family records for John Fales4 [m. Molly Allen], son of John3, born in Wrentham, c. 1740, are wanting; Capt. Daniel Fales, son of John 4 [and Molly Allen], born in Wrentham ca. 1770, removed to Newton, then Shrewsbury, where he settled in 1802. He married in Needham, Sarah Pratt, June 10, 1798. Both Daniel and Sarah were from Needham. (This information is followed by a long biography of John Mann Fales). A.H. Ward’s History of Shrewsbury, 1829, is supposed to have information on John and Daniel Fales. (See copy at the Massachusetts Historical Society.) There is no will listed for Daniel in Worcester probates. Also, Church Handbook for the Congregational Church in Shrewsbury, 1850, lists the admission of Daniel Fales, April 1831, and Sarah Fales, February, 1831. Copy at NEGHS. 15. This stone turned up by chance in examining xeroxes of Farber Collection photographs sent me by Laurel Gabel for attribution.

16. Bristol Co. Deeds (County Courthouse, Taunton, Mass.), 60:320.

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