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John Back

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John Back

Birth
Madison County, Virginia, USA
Death
unknown
Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
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He was seen as living in his father's house, in the Madison County Personal Property Tax Lists, in 1794, 1795, and 1796.


He was listed, by his name, in the Personal Property Tax Lists, for the first time, in 1797, when he turned 21 years old (attached to this memorial).


Because men were first listed in the Tax Lists when they turned 21 years old, this 1797 Tax List proved that John was born in 1776.


By 1798, John had left Virginia, and migrated to Rowan County, North Carolina. He probably went there to be near his aunt, Catherine Hoffman Spillman, who was a sister to his mother Elizabeth. (Catherine had married Harman Spillman.) She was probably then a widow, and so John went there to help her with the estate. He got married around 1800, but the name of his wife is not known. They apparently migrated to Lincoln County, North Carolina. They were seen living there, in the 1820 Census Report, near the South Fork of the Catawba River. John and his wife had had least 9 children, according to that census report. Nothing else is known about him.


Do not confuse him with the John Back who was born in 1774 (November 19, 1774), in Culpeper County, who later married Catherine Robertson--he later lived in Breathitt County, Kentucky. That John Back was the son of Joseph Back (1745-1819). THESE WERE TWO DIFFERENT MEN NAMED JOHN BACK--THEY WERE COUSINS.

He was seen as living in his father's house, in the Madison County Personal Property Tax Lists, in 1794, 1795, and 1796.


He was listed, by his name, in the Personal Property Tax Lists, for the first time, in 1797, when he turned 21 years old (attached to this memorial).


Because men were first listed in the Tax Lists when they turned 21 years old, this 1797 Tax List proved that John was born in 1776.


By 1798, John had left Virginia, and migrated to Rowan County, North Carolina. He probably went there to be near his aunt, Catherine Hoffman Spillman, who was a sister to his mother Elizabeth. (Catherine had married Harman Spillman.) She was probably then a widow, and so John went there to help her with the estate. He got married around 1800, but the name of his wife is not known. They apparently migrated to Lincoln County, North Carolina. They were seen living there, in the 1820 Census Report, near the South Fork of the Catawba River. John and his wife had had least 9 children, according to that census report. Nothing else is known about him.


Do not confuse him with the John Back who was born in 1774 (November 19, 1774), in Culpeper County, who later married Catherine Robertson--he later lived in Breathitt County, Kentucky. That John Back was the son of Joseph Back (1745-1819). THESE WERE TWO DIFFERENT MEN NAMED JOHN BACK--THEY WERE COUSINS.



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