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Samuel Backus

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
Cause of death: Measles
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Backus and Elizabeth Backus
Husband of Elizabeth Backus
Father of Samuel Backus; Ann Abell; Elizabeth Huntington; Rev. Isaac Backus; Captain Elijah Backus and 6 others
Brother of Joseph Backus, Jr.; Ann Lathrop; Simon Backus, Sr.; James Backus; Elizabeth Lord and 2 others

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About Samuel Backus

Not the son of William Backus and Mary Benton!

This Samuel Backus was born 6 January 1693 at Norwich; and his wife was born 6 April 1698 and was the eldest daughter of John Tracy the second, and Elizabeth Leffingwell, of Norwich. Samuel Backus was the second son of Joseph Backus of Norwich; and his mother was Elizabeth Huntington, a daughter of Deacon Simon Huntington the first, of Norwich.

Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=rIKhN5aMelcC&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187&dq=Samuel+Backus+1693&source=bl&ots=HCsZCKVAhX&sig=1nmAEeI4iNYSR1RYiC1Ahrn1EUo&hl=en&ei=0DKpTLOTIoSKlwf_krXlDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Samuel%20Backus%201693&f=false

Samuel was born on Jan 6 1693 in Norwich, Connecticut. He died on Nov 24 1740 in Norwich, Connecticut. Samuel Backus was a "quiet, enterprising farmer, prosperous in his own business, but having little to do with public affairs." He moved upriver from Norwich to Yantic where he established a grist mill, a saw mill, and the iron works that were to be notable in the Revolution. He served as lieutenant in the training band and as deputy to the General Court in 1738, 1739, and 1740.

He died in the great measles epidemic of 1740 in which his wife was also taken seriously ill. He left an estate of 5300 pounds, a very large sum for those days. In the estate were a negro slave named Lois, valued at 120 pounds, and Kate, an Indian apprentice, valued at twelve pounds. He was married to Elizabeth Tracy on Jan 18 1715/16 in probably Norwich, Connecticut.

Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=IKQxLjSOVowC&dq=A%20Genealogical%20Memoir%20of%20the%20Backus%20Family&pg=PA9#v=onepage&q=Samuel&f=false

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Samuel Backus's Timeline

1693
January 6, 1693
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
1717
January 11, 1717
Age 24
Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut
1718
June 11, 1718
Age 25
Norwich, New London Co, CT
1721
February 21, 1721
Age 28
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA
1724
January 9, 1724
Age 31
Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut
1726
March 14, 1726
Age 33
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
1729
January 17, 1729
Age 36
Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut
1731
May 17, 1731
Age 38
Norwich, New London Co, Connecticut
1733
November 17, 1733
Age 40
Norwich, New London Co, CT