Generation 1

1. Harley Chester Backus

Son of Chester Hunt Backus and Sophronia I. Merrit. He was born the saturday 18 april 1863 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. Harley Chester is deceased in Tarpon Springs, Pinellas, Florida the friday 10 april 1942 aged of 78 years old. He was buried in East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut the monday 13 april 1942.

Generation 2

2. Chester Hunt Backus

Son of Henry Backus and Susan Denison Sawyer. He was born the thursday 20 december 1832 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut. Chester Hunt is deceased in Newark, Essex, New Jersey the tuesday 17 january 1905 aged of 72 years old. He was buried in East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut the friday 20 january 1905.

a. Chester Hunt is married aged of 28 years old the wednesday 8 may 1861 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts with Sophronia I. Merrit aged of 20 years old, daughter of unknown father and mother. She was born the 4 april 1841 in West Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts. Sophronia I. is deceased in East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut the 14 october 1917 aged of 76 years old. She was buried in East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut the wednesday 17 october 1917.

Photos


Obituary


Chester Hunt - Sophronia I Merritt Backus

Generation 3

4. Henry Backus

Son of Luther Backus and Zerviah Clark. He was born the thursday 1 october 1795 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut. Henry is deceased in Windham, Windham, Connecticut the monday 8 january 1866 aged of 70 years old. He was buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham, Connecticut the wednesday 10 january 1866.

a. Henry is married aged of 23 years old the 3 january 1819 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut with Susan Denison Sawyer aged of 20 years old, daughter of Daniel Sawyer and Charlotte Dennison. She was born the tuesday 4 december 1798 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut. Susan Denison is deceased in Windham, Windham, Connecticut the monday 12 april 1841 aged of 42 years old. She was buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham, Connecticut the wednesday 14 april 1841.

Photos


Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870


Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870


Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870


Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870


Susan Denison Sawyer Backus - No Photo, Link Only


Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934

Generation 4

8. Luther Backus

Son of Nathaniel Backus and Elizabeth Hebard. He was born the saturday 30 november 1771 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut. Luther is deceased in Windham, Windham, Connecticut the tuesday 18 december 1855 aged of 84 years old. He was buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham, Connecticut the thursday 20 december 1855.

a. Luther is married aged of 23 years old the 21 june 1795 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut with Zerviah Clark aged of 11 years old, daughter of unknown father and mother. She was born the thursday 10 july 1783 in Ellington, Tolland, Connecticut. Zerviah is deceased in Windham, Windham, Connecticut the tuesday 3 may 1825 aged of 41 years old. She was buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham, Connecticut the thursday 5 may 1825.

b. Luther is married aged of 54 years old the tuesday 2 may 1826 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut with Betsey Lyman aged of 41 years old, daughter of unknown father and mother. She was born the tuesday 30 november 1784 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. Betsey is deceased in Windham, Windham, Connecticut the saturday 9 june 1827 aged of 42 years old. She was buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham, Connecticut the monday 11 june 1827.

c. Luther is married aged of 55 years old the 28 october 1827 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut with Malinda Lyman aged of 30 years old, daughter of unknown father and mother. She was born the thursday 1 june 1797 in Whitingham, Windham, Vermont. Malinda is deceased the 30 november 1890 aged of 93 years old.

Documents


Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915


Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915


Massachusetts, Death Records, 1840-1915

Photos


Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870


Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870


Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870


Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870


Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870


The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011


Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870


Early Connecticut Marriages


Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934


Zerviah Clark Backus


Luther Backus - No Photo, Link Only


Betsey Lyman Backus - No Photo, Link Only


1850 US Census

10. Daniel Sawyer

Son of unknown father and mother. He was born the wednesday 17 october 1770 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut. Daniel is deceased in Windham, Windham, Connecticut the 16 october 1825 aged of 54 years old. He was buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham, Connecticut the tuesday 18 october 1825.

a. Daniel is married aged of 24 years old the wednesday 4 february 1795 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut with Charlotte Dennison aged of 22 years old, daughter of unknown father and mother. She was born the monday 20 april 1772 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut. Charlotte is deceased in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts the tuesday 6 september 1853 aged of 81 years old. She was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts the thursday 8 september 1853.

Photos


Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870


Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870


Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934


Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934


Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870


Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870


Daniel Sawyer


Charlotte Denison Sawyer

Generation 5

16. Nathaniel Backus

Son of Samuel Backus and Sarah Gard. He was born the thursday 13 january 1729 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut. Nathaniel is deceased in Windham, Windham, Connecticut the thursday 14 december 1815 aged of 86 years old.

a. Nathaniel is married aged of 24 years old the 7 october 1753 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut with Elizabeth Hebard aged of 22 years old, daughter of Robert Hebard and Ruth Wheelock. She was born the thursday 23 august 1731 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut. Elizabeth is deceased in Windham, Windham, Connecticut the monday 19 july 1813 aged of 81 years old.

Photos


Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870


Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870


Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870


Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870

Distribution of births

Distribution of weddings

Distribution of deaths