Elizabeth Backus

7 September 1789–3 May 1863 (Age 73)
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Backus was born on 7 September 1789, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Erastus Backus, was 28 and her mother, Mary Fitch, was 27. She married Reverend Stephen Jewett on 5 September 1813. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1850 and North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1860. She died on 3 May 1863, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reverend Stephen Jewett
Elizabeth Backus
Marriage: 5 September 1813
Thomas Backus Jewett
Dr. Pliny Adams Jewett
Henry Hatch Jewett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1813
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1802 · Brass is Discovered
    Age 13
    In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname "The Brass City." Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin.
    Age 23
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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    Sources (13)

    • Elisabeth Jewet in household of Stephen Jewet, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizabeth Jewett in entry for Pliny A. Jewett, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
    • Elizabeth Jewett in household of Stephen Jewett, "United States Census, 1850"

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