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Henry Clay Backus
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Birth: Jul. 5, 1844
Waterbury
Washington County
Vermont, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1910
Fayston
Washington County
Vermont, USA

Co. G, 6th VT INF

Henry is the fifth child of William Enoch Backus Sr and Betsey E. White.

Henry was married to Ellen M. Johnson (daughter of Elijah W. Johnson and Lois Damon Bassett.) abt 1867 in Vermont, they had four children:
Lucius Monroe Backus
Ernest Henry Backus
James Monroe Backus
Charles Edgar Backus
Ellen passed away on May 23 1879 from childbirth. Burial in Johnson Cemetery in Waterbury, according to family record.

Henry remarried to Alice Mae Woodard (daughter of Edward Ladd Woodard and Betsey Elizabeth Sherman.) on Dec 25 1879 in Duxbury, they had six children:
Eva Backus
Alice M. Backus
Harrison Clay Backus
Elinor Jane Backus
Bessie A. Backus
William Edward Backus
Alice passed away on May 26 1893 from consumption.

Henry remarried for the 3rd time to Sophronia Jane Ingalls Boyce (widow of Nelson J. Boyce and daughter of Horace H. Ingalls and Eliza Nelson.) on Oct 2 1894 in Duxbury, they had no children. 'Jane' passed away on Jan 6 1908.

Henry then remarried for the 4th time to Isabelle Maria Billings Howe Newcomb (widow of William Howard Howe and James Seymour Newcomb, daughter of Sumner Billings and Lucy Porter.) on Dec 12 1909 in Fayston, they had no children. 'Maria' passed away on Nov 22 1913. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Enoch Backus (1809 - 1863)
  Betsey White Backus (1802 - 1883)
 
 Spouses:
  Alice Mae Woodard Backus (1862 - 1893)
  Isabelle Maria Billings Howe (1847 - 1913)
  Ellen M Johnson Backus (1847 - 1879)*
  Sophronia Jane Ingalls Backus (1839 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  Lucius Monroe Backus (1867 - 1917)*
  Ernest Henry Backus (1872 - 1961)*
  James Munroe Backus (1875 - 1950)*
  Charles Edgar Backus (1879 - 1959)*
  Eva Effie Backus Seymour (1881 - 1973)*
  Alice M. Backus (1883 - 1886)*
  Harry Clay Backus (1885 - 1972)*
  Elinor Jane Backus Lavanway (1887 - 1969)*
  William Edward Backus (1892 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Tryphene Betsey Backus Hunter (1829 - 1880)*
  Julia A Backus Noyes (1833 - 1898)*
  Charles C. Backus (1837 - 1874)*
  William Enoch Backus (1839 - 1888)*
  Henry Clay Backus (1844 - 1910)
  Lucy R. Backus McCoy (1852 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Henry is my great great grandfather.
 
Burial:
South Duxbury Cemetery
South Duxbury
Washington County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Backus Family History
Record added: Aug 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29111874
Henry Clay Backus
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Henry Clay Backus
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Henry Clay Backus
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