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  • ID: I1067
  • Name: John Backus
  • Surname: Backus
  • Given Name: John
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 2 Oct 1772 in Prob. Pine Plains, New York
  • Death: 28 May 1862 in Groton, Tompkins Co., NY or Cayuga Co., NY
  • Burial: Groton Rural Cemetery, Tompkins Co., NY
  • _UID: 32A91B4A2BFC454A853F9482ED9C9F332B43
  • Note:

    1830 NY Census Livingston Co.
    217 Baccus John Livonia 72
    1850 NY CENSUS - Livingston Co.
    John Backus, 77, M, farmer, NY
    Philena ", 67, VT
    Clinton ", 24, NY
    Jno Spencer, 18, Laborer, NY
    Cynthia Richardson, 37, NY
    http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#givenName=john;p=recordResults;birthPla ce=New%20York%2C%20United%20States;birthPlaceId=22;searchType=standard;birthYear=1816;surname =culver
    1860 NY Cayuga, Springport
    Culver, John C., 44, miller, b. NY
    " , Harriet, 43, b. NY
    ", Edwin, 23, b. NY
    ", Elizabeth, 17, b. NY
    ", J. Day, 16, male, b. NY
    ", Frances F., 19, b. NY
    BACCAS, John, 87, b. NY, farmer
    Farley, Margaret, 30, servant, b. Ireland
    Morton, William, 18, teamster
    Tompkins Co. NY Wills Forum Will of John BACKUS
    Posted by Sharon Jones on Wed, 29 Mar 2000

    Which said last Will and Testament is in the words and figures following, to-wit:

    In the name of God Amen. I, John Backus of the town of Groton in the County of Tompkins and S tate of New York aged 88 years being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertaint y of this frail and transitory life do therefore make ordain publish and declare this to be m ay last Will and Testament. That is to say First after all my lawful debts are paid and disch arged I give and bequeath to my daughter Jerusha Osborn the sum of Five hundred dollars. Sec ond. I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate goods and c hattels of what nature or kind to my daughters Laury Richmond, Cynthia Richardson, Lorenzer W aters, Harriet Culver and to the heirs of Hannah Buskirk to be divided equally among them al l share and share alike my instruction being that the heirs of Hannah Buskirk deceased shal l receive one share or one fifth of what remain after the bequest of five hundred dollars t o to my daughter Jerusha Osborn is paid. Second I make constitute and appoint William Morto n of Groton Tompkins County and State of New York to be executor of this my last Will and Tes tament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto sunsc ribed my name and affixed my seal the twenty ninth day of August in the year of our Lord on t housand eight hundred and sixty one. John Backus
    BACKUS FAMILY book by Dana Converse Backus
    Page 53

    John(6) Backus, second son of John(5) and Jerusha (Baker) Backus, (John5, John4, Timothy3, St ephen2, William1, p. 39) was born in 1772, probably at Pine Plains, NY, lived at Groton, Gran ville, and South Livonia, N.Y., and died in 1862. He married 1) about 1793, Betsey Day, wh o bore him six children; and 2) Hannah Fuller, who bore eight children, dying at South Livoni a, 1845; he then married 3) Philena (Stebbins) Richardson, a widow, who bore him one son. Un fortunately the family data are sadly incomplete, so that only two of his children are identi fied:
    A. Born of Polly (Day) Backus -
    + 1. Charles(7) b. in 1794 or '96 and died 1862 or 1864 (see p. 67)
    B. Born of Philena (Stebbins) (Richardson) Backus-
    +2. Clinton Theron(7), b. May 28, 1827, d. Sept. 5, 1897 (see p. 67)
    From the Reno W. Backus book
    "lived at Groton, Granville and South Livonia, NY"
  • Change Date: 30 Sep 2012 at 14:02:13

    Father: John Backus b: 25 Aug 1747 in Canterbury, Windham, CT
    Mother: Jerusha Baker b: 6 May 1750 in Canterbury, Windham, CT

    Marriage 1 Betsey Day b: 19 Apr 1775
    • Married: 1793 in New York
    • Note:
      SAR Application 99858
      From the Reno W. Backus book

    Marriage 2 Hannah Fuller b: 1774 in Dutchess County, New York
    • Married: Abt. 1806 in Prob. New York
    • Note: From the Reno W. Backus book
    1. Has Children Laura Backus b: ABT. 1808 in NY
    2. Has Children Hannah Backus b: 1809 in New York
    3. Has Children Jerusha Backus b: 1818 in Livingston, New York
    4. Has Children Cynthia Backus b: 1814 in Washington, New York
    5. Has Children Lorenza Backus b: 17 Apr 1815 in Livonia, New York
    6. Has Children Harriet Backus b: 1817 in Livingston, New York

    Marriage 3 Philena Stebbins b: 1782
    • Married: Abt. 1826
    1. Has Children Clinton Theron Backus b: 28 May 1827 in South Livonia, Livingston, NY

    Marriage 4 Mrs. Joanna Backus b: 1790
    • Note:
      Detroit Society For Genealogical Research
      Volume 25, Issue 4
      Summer 1962
      "The Bakers and Backuses of Canterbury, Conn. Who Moved To Granville, N.Y."

    Marriage 5 Betsey Brown b: 1785 in Massachusetts
    • Married: Aft. 1855

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