Abigail Backus

18 June 1731–after 1769 (Age 37)
Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Backus was born on 18 June 1731, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Bachus, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Gard, was 37. She married Samuel Huntington on 7 May 1752, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died after 1769, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 39.

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Samuel Huntington
Abigail Backus
Marriage: 7 May 1752
Eliphalet O Huntington
Roswell Huntington
Eunice Huntington
John Huntington
Olive Huntington
Samuel Huntington Jr

Spouse and Children

7 May 1752
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States


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Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English bakehous ‘bakehouse’ (Old English bæchūs), hence a topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a bakery. See also German Backhaus .2 Lithuanian (Bačkus): from Lithuanian bačka ‘barrel’, ‘cask’, hence either a nickname for a short, fat man or an occupational name for a cooper.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Abigail Backus in entry for Eurrice Huntington, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigail Backus in entry for Rozell Huntington, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abilgaill Backus in entry for Samuel Huntington, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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