Here is the 1860 census concerning Franklin Bacon, in case you have not seen it yet.There is a possible error here, as the name BACON was dittoed down through the household of James F. - he may not be related after all.
1860 US Census - Township 10 N 6 W, (P.O. Burlington IA), Henderson County, Illinois
NA Series: M653Roll: 181Page: 405Sheet: 181Date: 29 June 1860
Franklin Bacon, 33 M Farmer $800 $125 NY
Lucretia Bacon, 28 F Ohio
Almira Bacon, 7 F Ill.
Charles Bacon, 5 M Ill.
Castilla Bacon, 1 F Ill.
Perry Westfall, 20 M Farmer Iowa
Daniel Drew, 65 M $1000 --- Iowa
James F. Bacon, 25 M Farmer Ohio
Olive C. Bacon, 23 F Ohio
Mary E. Bacon, 4 F Ill.
William Bacon, 1 M Ill.
Wm. Haines, 41 M Wood Chopper Ohio
I'm curious if you have looked at the 1870 census for Franklin Bacon.Would his neighbor, Victor Bacon, be a brother, living with their mother?Perhaps Victor is an alias for Ransom or Alonzo (especially Alonzo, as there were land records in his name in Henderson County) -
1870 US Census - T10NR5W, P.O. Sagetown, Henderson County, Illinois
NASeries: M593Roll: 228Page: 176Sheet: 8Date: 25 August 1870
Victor Bacon, 37 M Farmer $1200 $630 NY
Chloe Bacon, 66 F House Keeper $440 $1415 NY
Franklin Bacon, 43 M Farmer $5800 $3145 NY
Jenny Bacon, 38 F Keeping House PA
Almira Bacon, 17 F Ills.
Charles Bacon, 14 M Farm Lab. Ills.
Castilla Bacon, 11 F Ills.
Otis Jenks, 17 M NY
You did not make mention of what appears to be the only child of the marriage of Franklin Bacon and Almira Jennett Anderson, as shown in the 1880 census.Here is Florence's marriage information:
MATHERS, JOSEPH JBACON, FLORENCE CHLOE08/15/1894 00C/0092HENDERSON
1900 US Census - Media Pct., Henderson County, Illinois
NA Series: T623Roll: 305Page: 152Sheet: 7BED: 45Date: 18 June 1900
Frank (P.?) Bacon, Head W M Dec 1826 73 Married 37 Yrs. NY NY NY Invalid Owned Free Home
Almira J. Bacon, Wife W F Mar 1831 69 Married 37 Yrs. 3 Children, 1 Living PA NY NY
Joseph J. Mathers, Head W M Oct 1871 28 Married 5 Yrs. IL PA IL Farmer Rents Farm
Florence Mathers, Wife W F July 1871 28 Married 5 Yrs. 0 Children IL NY PA
I could not find the family of Joseph Mathers in the 1910 census.Where ever they are, it seems likely that Almira Jennett Bacon is in their household.I wonder if Franklin ever left Henderson County.I know that there were some efforts about a year ago to resurrect a genealogy society in Henderson County.I don't know if there are any extensive cemetery listings available.
1920 US Census - Media, Media Township, Henderson County, Illinois
NA Series: T625Roll: 372Page: 53Sheet: 8B?ED:37Date: 23 February 1920
Florence Mathers, Head Owned Mortgaged F W 48 Widowed IL NY PA None
Gladys Mathers, Daughter F W 17 Single IL IL IL None
Almira J. Bacon, Mother F W 88 Single PA NY NY None
From Illinois Death Index, 1916 to 1950 -
BACONALMIRAJENNETTF/WUNK0360057 1924-08-12 HENDERSONMEDIA24-08-13
1900 US Census - T10NR5W, Gladstone Pct., Henderson County, Illinois
NA Series: T623Roll: 305Page: 143Sheet: 11AED: 44Date: 20 June 1900
Chas. C. Bacon, Head W M Dec 1855 44 Married 21 Yrs. IL NY IL Farmer Rents Farm
Evaline Bacon, Wife W F Oct 1858 41 Married 21 Yrs. 8 Children, 8 Living IL TN KY
Clarence Bacon, Son W M Aug 1881 18 Single IL IL IL
Bertha Bacon, Daughter W F Dec 1884 15 Single IL IL IL
Rosebud Bacon, Daughter W F Apr 1889 11 Single IL IL IL
Charles and family were in Carson Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa in the 1910 and 1920 census.Do you have those already?
A search at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/GenealogyMWeb/landsrch.htmlhttp://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/GenealogyMWeb/landsrch.html for the name BACON showed an Alonzo Bacon that purchased land in Henderson County in the year 1852 and 1855.Franklin was shown as buying land in 1848 and 1867.It appears that Chloe ("Chlor Bacon", an easy typo as "e" is next to "r" on the keyboard) bought land in 1843 - there appears to be some problem with that entry in the data.Ruth Bacon's entry is also in this database dated 1818.There are also some early entries without a given name.I didn't try to sort the descriptions to see where they were in the state.As they owned property, there may be estate records of some sort at the Henderson County court house.However, I was very disappointed to find that they only had an index for their early marriages, and I was not given an explanation as to what happened to the original documents (hopefully in state archives).
As for the LAKE family, I did not find much.There was a Solomon Lake in Brown County, Illinois (given as born IL 1860, MO in 1870).The same Solomon W. Lake appears in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois from 1900 through 1920, at age 84 (1900 born in OH, 1910 in IL, 1920 in OH).Information on his parents was listed as unknown, or father born in New York.I didn't transcribe these, but can forward the information if you are interested.From the Illinois Death Index -
LAKESOLOMENWM/WUNK0850014 1926-01-21 SCHUYLERRUSHVILLE26-01-24