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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Polly Backus: Birth: 6 SEP 1827 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia.

  2. John Backus: Birth: 14 SEP 1828 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia. Death: 24 NOV 1923 in Vaughan, Nicholas County, West Virginia

  3. Josiah Backus: Birth: 10 MAR 1829 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia.

  4. Hannah Backus: Birth: FEB 1830 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia.

  5. Elizabeth Backus: Birth: 23 MAY 1830 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia. Death: ABT 23 SEP 1901

  6. James Backus: Birth: FEB 1831 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia.

  7. Johnathan Backus: Birth: 15 JAN 1834 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia.

  8. William Backus: Birth: 24 FEB 1835 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia. Death: 1906

  9. Nancy Backus: Birth: ABT 1838 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia. Death: bet. 1910-1920


Sources
1. Title:   History of Fayette County, West Virginia 1993
Page:   pg. 33
Author:   Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
Publication:   Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 310 Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, WV 25901,1993
2. Title:   George Settle
Page:   e-mail dated June 10, 2001
3. Title:   The Penick Papers (a Sims family compilation)
Page:   pg. 22
Author:   Penick, George R. Jr., comp.
Publication:   compiled in 1978-1980
4. Title:   Nicholas County, WV Marriage Records
Page:   online
5. Title:   Descendants of William Johnson 1755-1805, Pioneer Settler of Nicholas County, West Virginia
Author:   David Fridley, comp.
Publication:   online http://www.fridley.net/johnsonfay/index.htm#s1b

Notes
a. Note:   1810 U.S. Federal census [see father's listing]
  1820 U.S. Federal census [see father's listing]
  1830 U.S. Federal census [see husband's listing]
  1840 U.S. Federal census [see husband's listing]
  1850 U.S. Federal census [see husband's listing]
  1860 U.S. Federal census [see husband's listing]
  1870 U.S. Federal Census searching....
  1875 A deed dated September 7, 1875 states that Phoebe Backhouse, widow of John Backhouse, deeded her son William Backhouse a tract of land containing ten (10) acres on Twenty Mile Creek. This deed is in the possession of David H. Backus. [Source: Walter Bailey, Bailey Copenhaver Archives, gedcom file "baileycopenhaver" at RootsWeb's WorldConnect, ID I16899]
  1880 U.S. Federal Census Nicholas County, West Virginia Jefferson District HH #112-112 Backus, John M W 51 married Farmer WV VA WV Backus, Mary F W 42 wife married Keeps House WV WV WV Backus, Caroline F W 21 daughter single WV WV WV Backus, Hannah F W 18 daughter single WV WV WV Backus, Mary A. F W 12 daughter single WV WV WV Backus, Lela F W 8 daughter single WV WV WV Backus, Phebe F W 77 mother widowed WV WV WV (105-103C in file)


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