Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Family: Thomas BACKUS / Sarah ASH (F31572)

m. 1822


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  • Father | Male
    Thomas BACKUS

    Born  CA 1792  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1860   
    Buried     
    Married  1822  Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father   
    Mother   

    Mother | Female
    Sarah ASH

    Born  CA 1804   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Father  Christian ASH | F39712 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Lovina "Libby" SWIGER | F39712 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    + Mary BACKUS

    Born  CA 1825  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  5 Apr 1885  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Underwood Cemetery, near Ashley (Rt 23), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Peter ASH | F40390 
    Married  18 Apr 1855  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    + Caroline BACKUS

    Born  May 1837   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  John Leslie SPENCER | F35063 
    Married  2 Feb 1859  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    + Lewis Edgar BACKUS

    Born  Apr 1846  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Oct 1913  Marshville, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Lydia FORRESTER | F31569 
    Married  9 Sep 1866  Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sarah E. ANDERSON | F51596 
    Married  9 Jun 1893  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • 1850 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 17 1850:
      Thomas Bacchus, 58, farmer, b. Virginia; Sarah, 46, b. Va; Mary, 25; Rebecca, 24; Rachael, 22; Sanford, 20; William, 18; Nancy, 16; Cenia, 14; Levina, 12; Caroline, 10; John, 8; Sarah A, 6; Lewis E, 4.

      1860 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      Sarah Backus, 58; Lewis E. Backus (female), 32; Lewis E. Backus (male), 14.
      (Note: The elder Lewis, a female, should presumably have been identified as Rebecca.)

      1870 Census, Harrison Co, WV (Sardis District):
      Lewis E. Backus, 23, farmer; Lyddia, 20; Marry C, 2; Thomas E, 1.
      In the adjoining household:
      Rebecca Backus, 42; Sarah Backus, 70.

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (McClellan District), enumerated on Jun 13 1900:
      Lewis E. Backus, 54, b. Apr 1846, farmer, cannot read/write, married 7 yrs; wife Sarah E, 33 (sic), b. May 1877 (sic), cannot read/write, married 7 yrs, mother of 1 child (still living); son Arsy C, b. May 1900.
      NOTE: Based on Sarah's stated age 25 in her 1893 marriage record, it appears that if her stated age here is correct, her birth date should have been entered as May 1867.