His biography has been written upon his tombstone, and, translated literally from the original Latin, it is as follows: "Here lies buried, Azel Backus, D.D., a man of remarkable piety and learning, a zealous minister of the gospel, a distinguished President of Hamilton College; a man of extraordinary diligence and greatly endeared to the members of the institution. In him were conspicuous the highest benevolence toward his fellow-men, incorruptible integrity, and uncompromising truth.
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- Find A Grave Memorial 65862761
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Azel Backus (13 Oct 1765–28 Dec 1816), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65862761, citing Hamilton College Cemetery, Clinton, Oneida County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Member#47194125 (contributor 47194125) .