George Clinton Backus

George Clinton Backus

Birth
St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 22 Mar 1871 (aged 45–46)
Defiance County, Ohio, USA
Burial Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio, USA
Plot Block 18, Section B
Memorial ID 176990756 · View Source
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Father of Mary "Minnie" (Thomas Fisher), Catherine "Kate" (Moses Frankham), John A. (Lottie), George Dwight (Luella Ackerman), Nathaniel Bishop (Maude Ruggles) and Nellie (died in Idaho at age five) Backus.


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Nathaniel Bishop ADAMS

Nathaniel B. ADAMS was born June 17, 1802 in Lisbon, Connecticut. He lived on a farm with his parents until he was of age, and then engaged himself as a clerk to a firm from Boston, who were doing a manufacturing business in Norwich, Connecticut; in connection with which they had a store, doing a general mercantile business. He continued as clerk in this firm for nearly two years, then bought the stock, and remained in business four years. He then sold his stock of goods and removed to Seneca County, Ohio in October, 1832, where he remained about three years. In January 1836, he came to Defiance, and again commenced mercantile business, in company with his brother-in-law, N. F. EMMONS, [married to Mary CARPENTER's sister, Nancy CARPENTER] and continued in the same tow years, when his health became so poor, he was induced , by the advice of his friends and family physician, to move on his farm, then in Henry County (now Defiance), which had purchased about a year before locating at Defiance, and which at this time was but partially cleared, thinking by assisting in clearing the land, burning logs, brush, etc., his health would be better; but in this undertaking he was sadly disappointed, as his health grew gradually worse, until he was obliged to give up his experiment and return again to Defiance, where he commenced to build a residence in North Defiance (it being the first brick built on that side of the river), which was partly completed when he died on consumption August 9, 1843. Mr. ADAMS was married to Miss Mary CARPENTER, of Norwich, Conn., September 13, 1831, who was born in the village June 3, 1806. There was born to them four children, who died in youth and infancy, except Ellen E., their first born, who grew up to womanhood and was married to George C. BACKUS, of St. Lawrence County, N. Y., in May, 1856 who had born to them seven children – Minnie, Kate, John A., George Dwight, Nellie (who died in infancy), Nathaniel B. and Nellie (who died aged five years). Mrs. BACKUS passed away February 15, 1871, and five weeks after her husband followed her to her "long resting place," leaving five children (the eldest nearly fourteen years) to the care of her grandmother, whom God, in His good providence, has seen fit to spare them until all have positions to support themselves. The two eldest, Minnie and Kate, are teachers; the two boys have good positions in the machine shops, while the youngest boy , of fourteen years, is going to school. Mrs. ADAMS married, for her second husband, Sereno LYMAN, March 18, 1846, having two children by this husband, who both died in early childhood. Mr. LYMAN died in 1858. Mrs. LYMAN is now living, and is remarkably active and well preserved, and at the age of seventy six, her memory, sight and hearing are good. When Mr. and Mrs. ADAMS came to Defiance, they were members of the Congregational Church, but there was no church of this denomination, neither was there any Presbyterian form of government at that time. Soon after (in 1837), the few members of the two churches united in forming an organization, and adopted the Presbyterian form of government, at which time, Nathaniel B. Adams and Curtis HOLGATE were chosen elders and Sereno LYMAN, Clerk. Mrs. ADAMS also, was one of the number at the time of the organization.

History of Defiance County (Ohio)
Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co.
1883
p. 218
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  • Added: 4 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176990756
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Clinton Backus (1825–22 Mar 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176990756, citing Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by skydancr (contributor 47128384) .