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Biographical Sketch for
Benjamin Backus Family

Benjamin W. Backus--+  +--Ellen Z.--------------+
                    |  |                        |
                    |  |  Ezra W. Walker--------+
                    +--+
                    |  |
                    |  |  Catherine Griffen-----+
Mary Griswold-------+  |                        |
                       +--Franklin G.-----------+
                       |                        |
                       |  Jane Whitmore---------+
                       |
                       +--Charles T.------------+  +--Guy W.
                       |                        +--+--Mabel
                       |  Elvira Whitmore-------+
                       |
                       +--Isabelle W.-----------+
                       |                        |
                       |  Neil D. McKinzie------+
                       |
                       +--Frederick A.----------+
                       |                        |
                       |  Harriet E.------------+
                       |
                       +--Eva-------------------+  +--William
                       |                        +--+--Lillie
                       |  Mr. Kennedy-----------+
                       |
                       +--Lillian



Benjamin W. Backus

Born about 1811 in New York. Married Mary Griswold. See tree above for children. Bought land from federal government. Elected highway commissioner at establishment of township. Died March 17, 1886, at age 75 years, in Wisconsin (obituary).

Mary Griswold

Born August 29, 1811, in Windsor, Conn. Daughter of Frederick and Zerviah (a/k/a Sophia) (born about 1773) Griswold. Married Benjamin W. Backus. Died February 24, 1893, at age 81 years 5 months 25 days.

Children of Benjamin F. and Mary Backus


Ellen Z.

Born about 1839. Married Ezra W. Walker. Moved to Montgomery County, Kansas.

Franklin G.

Born about 1840 in Ohio. Married Catherine Griffen about 1864. Married Jennie M. Whitmore about March 23, 1875. She died February 9, 1878, at age 27 years 8 months 9 days. Children: Jennie M. died September 22, 1878, at age 7 months 26 days. Moved to Colorado in 1882. Died November 23 (2?), 1883, at age 43 years 10 months.

Charles T.

Born about 1843 in Ohio. Married Elvira L. Whitmore about October 28, 1867. She was born about 1845. Children: Guy W., born about 1873; Mabel, born about 1878. Listed as Law Student in 1880. Died June 15, 1890.

Isabelle W.

Born about 1847. Married Neil D. McKinzie. Moved to Boulder County, Colo.

Frederick A.

Born 1850. Married Harriet E. Moved to Monroe County, Wisc.

Eva

Born about 1853. Married Mr. Kennedy. Children: William, born November 27, 1880; Lillie.

Lillian

Born about 1855. Died September 2, 1863, at age 9 years 5 months 11 days.
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