1802–1881

Introduction

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 19, 1802, De­troit, Mi­chi­gan.

Died: De­cem­ber 23, 1881, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Buried: Grove Street Ce­me­te­ry, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

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Biography

Leonard was the son of Da­vid Ba­con, mis­sion­a­ry to the In­di­ans.

In his child­hood years in Tall­madge, Ohio, Leo­nard was a class­mate to John Brown, who lat­er be­came a not­ed ab­ol­i­tion­ist.

Bacon ma­tri­cu­lat­ed at Yale Un­i­versity in au­tumn 1817. Af­ter gra­du­a­tion, he en­tered An­do­ver The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry.

He was or­dained as an ev­an­gel­ist by the Hart­ford North Con­so­ci­a­tion, as­sem­bled at Wind­sor, Con­nec­ti­cut, Sep­tem­ber 28, 1824.

In 1825, he be­came pas­tor of the First Church in New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

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