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chg/ • => BACKUS, Azel [1765-1817] – American clergyman & educator BACK74 4C6
chg/ • BACKUS, Charles Chapman [1816->1855] – American entrepreneur BACK383 5C5
chg ◊ BACKUS, Henny [1911-2004] – American actress, author BACK536 8C2
Long-time wife of actor Jim Backus, she worked originally under her birth name (Kaye) on Broadway and in WPA productions, and occasionally with her husband after their marriage; played Cora Dithers in TV comedy series Blondie; wrote several books, some with her husband. née KAYE, Henrietta
  • Husband: ¤BACKUS, Jim [1913-1989] American actor and writer
chg • BACKUS, Isaac [1724-1806] – American clergyman BACK90 3C7
Clergyman, religious historian, freedom fighter, champion of religious freedom; Separatist from Congregational church (1746); New Light minister (1748-1756); Baptist Church pastor (1756-1806); Wrote A History of New England, With Particular Reference to the Denomination of Christians Called Baptists (3 vols., 1777-96)

In 1893 the Old Colony Baptist Association dedicated a monument to him in the cemetery at North Middleboro. He believed in complete separation of Church and State and the Dictionary of American Biography says of him that no individual in America since Roger Williams stands out so preeminently as the champion of religious liberty. Also he is known as the historian of the Baptist Church in New England. As a delegate to the Constitutional Convention at Boston in 1788, he voted Yes for ratification of the Federal Constitution.

chg • BACKUS, Jim [1913-1989] – American actor and writer BACK532 8C2
Long-time actor, best known for roles as Thurston Howell III (Gilligan's Island TV show) and the voice of the nearsighted Mr Magoo. né BACKUS, James Gilmore
  • Wife: ¤BACKUS, Henny [1911-2004] American actress, author
chg • BACKUS, Louise Burton Laidlaw [*1906-?] – American author ::> 800: Writers, poets, etc. ??? ::> BACK280 8C2
chg • BACKUS, Stephen [1640-1695] – American colonial immigrant ::> CT: Norwich founders (1659) ::> BACK7 S10
chg * BACKUS, William, Lt. [~1606-<1664] – ::> CT: Deep River (Saybrook Colony) founders (1635-60) ::> BACK1 9GGFa
chg • PERKINS, Simeon, Capt. [1734-1812] – Canadian/American diarist ::> 920: Biographers, genealogists, diarists and auto-biographers ::> he became a leading citizen of Liverpool, NS BACK445 3C7

 

Candidates Work List

This is my working list of candidates to include -- I'm not yet sure if they are related to me! As candidates are eliminated (proven not related) they are marked appropriately (THUS) and an explanation included. They are kept in the list in case future research proves they can be included. (And to keep them from popping up on the list again!) Never discard good research!

Proven candidates' names are marked with an asterisk (*) until they can be added to the database.

Note

BACKUS, Charles [1749-1803]
American theologian
BACKUS, Clarence Walworth [1846-?]
American soldier, clergyman
BACKUS, Edward Wellington [1860-1934]
American lumberman, manufacturer, banker
BACKUS, Franklin Thomas [1813-1870]
American lawyer and legislator
BACKUS, Frederick Fanning (M.D.) [1794-1859]
American educator, doctor, politician
BACKUS, Henry Clinton [1848-?]
American lawyer
BACKUS, Henry T. [?-?]
American lawyer, jurist
BACKUS, J. Bayard [1853-?]
American lawyer
BACKUS, James [1764-1816]
American pioneer
BACKUS, John [1924-2007]
American computer pioneer
BACKUS, Samuel Woolsey (Gen.) [1844-1930]
American public administrator, V:CW
BACKUS, Truman Jay [1842-1908]
American educator
BACKUS, William Woodbridge [1803-1892]
American philanthropist

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