Mary Backus

Female15 September 1744–29 March 1833

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Backus was born on 15 September 1744, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Timothy Backus, was 26 and her mother, Mary Bacon, was 24. She married Samuel Felch on 25 August 1765. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 29 March 1833, in her hometown, at the age of 88, and was buried in Cleaveland Cemetery, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Samuel Felch
Mary Backus
Marriage: 25 August 1765
Samuel Felch
Mary Felch
Sarah Felch

Sources (8)

  • Mary Backus, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Mary Felch, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Felch, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1765
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 32

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 37

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.


    Age 47

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    English (Leicestershire): from Middle English bak(e)hous ‘bakehouse’ (Old English bæchūs), hence a topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a bakery.

    Dutch: in Limburg province, a shortened variant of Bakhuis, Dutch form of German Backhaus .

    Americanized form of German Backhaus .

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

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