Bacon, James Monroe
Bacon, James Monroe a Congregational minister, was born at Newton, Mass., Jan. 3, 1818. Having completed his preparatory course at Phillips Academy, Andover, in 1838, he turned his attention to the ministry. In 1841 he sailed for Savannah, Ga., thence to Europe, in consequence of impaired health. In December, 1843, he began to study with Rev. Jacob Ide, D'.D., of Medway, Mass., and in the following year was licensed to preach. His first pastorate was over the Church at Littleton, Mass., of which he was ordained pastor Oct. 8,1846, and after three years' labor resigned his charge, on account of broken health, and returned to Newton. He was installed pastor of the Union Evangelical Church and Society of Amesbury and Salisbury, Mass., June 25, 1851, and resigned Oct. 9, 1855. For thirteen years from the summer of 1856 he was pastor of the First Church, Essex, Mass. The second year of this pastorate was marked with a revival of considerable interest. On Nov. 2, 1870, he was installed pastor of the Church in Ashby, Mass., in which office, he died, Jan. 3,1878. See Cong. Quarterly, 1871, p. 347.