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1. Title:   1850 U.S. Census
Name:   Ancestry.com
Givenname:   Ancestry.com
RepositoryId:   R2
Repository:   R5
CallNumber:   CS / 71 / C989 1889
2. Title:   Backus, Reno Warburton, The Backus Families of Early New England (1966)
Name:   Heritage Quest (online)
Givenname:   Heritage Quest (online)
RepositoryId:   R48
Repository:   R22
CallNumber:   GRC SIV 319
3. Title:   Mary E. Perkins compiler, Old Families of Norwich, Connecticut: Genealogies, Vol. 1, Part 1 (Norwich, Connecticut: n.p., 1900).
Page:   15

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a. Note:   Not sure if this is the correct Luther. Luther Backus United States Census, 1850 Name: Luther Backus Event Type: Census Event Year: 1850 Event Place: Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States Gender: Male Age: 77 Race: White Birth Year (Estimated): 1773 Birthplace: Connecticut House Number: 423 Household Role Gender Age Birthplace Luther Backus M 77 Connecticut Melinda Backus F 46 Connecticut Mary Backus F 35 Connecticut Lucina Backus F 23 Connecticut Joel E Backus M 10 Connecticut _____________________ From: A History of Ancient Windham https://archive.org/stream/historyofancient64weav/historyofancient64weav_djvu.txt Note: Need to fix below, terrible OCR. Luther Backus, of Windham, had throe wives and 20 chil., the largest family, it is believed, ever raised in Windham. Most of the chil. are now living. He m. 1st, Zerviah Clark, 1795; shed. May 3, 1825; m. 2d, Betsey Lyman ; she d. June 2, 1827 ; m. 2d, Melinda Lyman; he d. Nov. 19, 1855; his wid. m. Daniel K. Larkham. Chil.: (l?j) Harry \ Harriet^va. Charles Fitch, of Windham, ; Maria, m. James Page, lives in Willimantic, a wid. ; Laura, m. Eleazer Webb ; Jerusha; Freelove; Charles Clark, d. a young man, unm. ; 31ary ; Nancy, m. Henry Kenyon, resides in Willimantic; Charlotte, m. Isaac S. Wilson, resides in Willimantic, has a dau. Charlotte, who m. Melancthon Turner ; Elizaheth, m. 1st, Leander Armstrong, has been m. a second if not a third time; Sanford, m. wid, Loomis, resides in Windham. By 2d wife had, Betsey Melinda, m. George M. Chamberlain. By 3d wife had^ Luther Edwin ; and Joel TVhite, who m. Lois A. Coburn, resides in Willimantic. The above imperfect record includes the names of all the chil. of Luther Backus found in the town records. The others, it is said, d. in infancy.


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