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M Backus (#47468547)
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Bio Photo I am a direct descendant of William Backus, Sr., who came from England to settle in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, CT, by 1637. He died in 1661, in Norwich, New London, CT.

My mother's paternal ancestral line descends from James Pike, who was settled in Charlestown, Middlesex, MA by 1647 and later moved to Reading, Middlesex, MA..

My direct ancestral surnames include (but are not limited to): Abbe, Allen, Atkins, Backus, Bailey, Bassett, Benton, Brown, Buelow, Bumpas, Caswell, Chaffn, Charles, Chase, Clement, Cram, Cross, Damon, Decato, Eaton, Engleshie, Gard, Garnzey, Giguere, Hale, Hallet, Hayward, Heath, Hebard, Howard, Huntoon, Johnson, Lapham, McCowen, Merrifield, Palmer, Pierce, Pike, Pitkin, Ross, Story, Stresseman, Thurber, Towne, Webster, Wheelock, White, Willis, Wright and Young.

With few exceptions, the memorials found in this contributor account were created for members of my direct family but they are part of our extensive genealogy project, which includes many more Find A Grave Memorials. We are family genealogists and our Find A Grave work is driven primarily by our project, but due to the scope of this project, we know that our managed memorials are benefiting thousands of visitors to Find A Grave who are searching for information about their family members. We also make contributions to Find A Grave outside of our genealogy project. We sincerely thank all of the Find A Grave contributors who have helped us.

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Jackie Baker
William Backus The Immigrant
Hello, I am a cousin generations removed from England of William Backus. Just wanted to say 'hello'! Regards Jackie Baker
Added by Jackie Baker on Aug 16, 2016 11:16 AM
Ira Mortimer Perry and Martha Jane Bailey Proof

Source Information New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data:

"New Hampshire Marriage Records 1637–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2011. “New Hampshire Statewide Marriage Records 1637–1947,” database, FamilySearch, 2009. New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records. “Marriage Records.” New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord.


This database contains an index extracted from New Hampshire marriage records.
Added by BettyF on Jul 09, 2016 5:14 AM
Hi, great job on your Memorials. I have the same Backus, Bailey conundrum thru Lydia, dau of William Backus and unk.
Also Bate, Spencer, Hill, Brainard, and Dudley.
Brick walls on most parents.
Hey cuz.
Added by Juliaom on Mar 02, 2016 4:45 PM
Eliza C. Ross BICKFORD
I am fine with you creating a memorial for Eliza and linking my memorials to her's. Sometimes that's the only way you can link generations, when one is missing. Keep up the good work! Judy Burritt
Added by jburritt on Feb 27, 2016 1:16 PM
Karen Krantzberg
Thank you!!!
Hi, thanks so much for the photo of Elizabeth Thurber. I truly appreciate it! :-)
Added by Karen Krantzberg on Dec 12, 2015 5:40 AM

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