A Genealogical Memoir of the Backus Family: With the Private Journal of James Backus, Together with His Correspondence Bearing on the First Settlement of Ohio, at Marietta, in 1788. Also, Papers and Correspondence of Elijah Backus, Showing the Character and Spirit of the Times During the Revolutionary Period. In Two Parts: Part I.Genealogical, Including Journal of James Backus, and Poems by Miss Sarah Backus. Part II. Historical, Containing Sketches of the First Settlements of Connecticut and Ohio, with Miscellaneous Papers of Historic Interest

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Press of The Bulletin Company, 1889 - Marietta (Ohio) - 385 pages
William (or Stephen) Backus emigrated from Norwich, England to Saybrook, Connecticut in about 1637. He married Sarah Charles and Anne Bingham. He died in Norwich, Connecticut in about 1659. He was survived by two sons and three daughters. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Connecticut, New York and Ohio. Includes Chandler, Griswold and related families.

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