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Backus Family History (#47039629)
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Bio Photo I am Dave Backus, I co-own the Backus Family History web site. I live in Elmira Heights, New York. I am originally from the Oswego County, New York area.
You have my permission to use any GRAVESTONE PICTURES taken by me for private uses. For public use, you may use them as long as I am given credit. For commercial use, please contact me. ANY OTHER PHOTOS MAY NOT be used without WRITTEN permission on ANY SITE!
I have been doing genealogy since 2003. I enjoy walking thru the cemeteries and taking photos of the real old stones, wanting to preserve them, because someday they will be gone or unreadable. I will do transfers outside of the FAG guidelines, as long as I am not related to the person in the memorial.

My Main Line of Research:

My wife's side:

Plus many more branches. Most are from Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Pennsylvania, but family is scattered thru out the United States, Canada and England.

Also I know most of the time I do not get to thank everyone for the photos and memorials, and the corrections. So a BIG THANK YOU!
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RE: Williams Family
You have permission to use the three photos for your family tree.
Added by BScapin on Dec 16, 2014 2:50 PM
R Moore
Charles Marsh
Thank you for the link regarding Charles Marsh. Unfortunately, I couldn't access any of the clickable links. The only information I could obtain was his wife's name and the date of their marriage which I added to his memorial.
Added by R Moore on Dec 15, 2014 3:47 PM
Sharon Crowley
Charles Ruggles death date

Charles Ruggles
Created by: Backus Family History
Record added: Dec 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63402868
You have the death date as 1893. I believe the marker says 1896. There is a newspaper article from the site of Joyce Tice that says Charles and Britania celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January 1895.

Thank you for the time and work you have invested in Find A Grave.
Sharon Crowley

Added by Sharon Crowley on Nov 19, 2014 8:39 AM
Justin and Kaylen
RE: Rufus Harvey and Sarah Jones
Thanks so much!
Added by Justin and Kaylen on Oct 21, 2014 7:16 PM
Your puppy dog
He is cute in a special way, what breed is he? Appears to be rather large.
Added by LKat on Oct 17, 2014 5:16 PM
Judith Christian Polk Bennett
Yes, you have my permission to use the photo. Please use this line:

2011 by LKat on Find A Grave. Used with permission.

Thank you very much for being considerate in asking if you could use the photo.
Added by LKat on Oct 17, 2014 5:11 PM
RE: Chaffee
I guess that's OK. I have several other pictures and info to post to FAGrave from my trip to West Athens Cemetery 10/5/14. Most are members of Ezra's and Rufus' family. Hope to have them posted next week.

I am related to the same line as you! [The Backus line through Jerusha Hurlbut]
Added by DJW on Oct 13, 2014 1:11 PM
dwight davis
RE: Elwyn William Dimick
You're welcome, glad I could help. I saw the spelling of his name on his headstone and spelled it the same way.
Added by dwight davis on Oct 07, 2014 2:13 PM
RE: Cain Family

Thank you so much for asking, and yes you may feel free to use any of our photos that you like.
Added by Scout on Sep 30, 2014 9:55 AM
Judith D
Harriet Backus
Thanks for all the good info on this family. Feel free to use the gravestone photos. Thank you for asking. We are working with Sharon Wood to photo the entire cemetery. We may find a few more!
Added by Judith D on Sep 29, 2014 8:29 PM
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