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Notable Backuses...
and In-Law Ancestors
of Backus Branches

C - G

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Benjamin Silliman Church New York Civil Engineer
   
James Dwight Dana Noted Geologist and Scientist
Eliphalet Dyer Continental Congress, A Leader of the Rebellion in Connecticut
   
Jonathan Edwards Preacher Who Was Very Involved in "The Great Awakening"
Ulysses S. Grant - Huntington-Backus Descendants President of the United States
   
 

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Hiram Bingham - Early Explorer of Early South American People, Early Aviator, Connecticut Governor and Senator
 

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Aaron Burr - Vice-President and Controversial Figure
 
 

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Benjamin Silliman Church - Original Surveyor of Central Park, Chief Engineer of New York Aqueduct

Benjamin Silliman Church is a double Backus descendant. See his  lineage under Jonathon Trumbull's wife later in this page. (Eunice (Backus) Trumbull - his great-grandmother.)

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James Dwight Dana - Noted Naturalist and Geologist

James Dwight Dana is NOT a Backus descendant, he married one and his descendants are Backus descendants. See the lineage of his wife's grandmother, Eunice Backus. By the way, she and James Dana were aunt and uncle of Benjamin Church, above.

 

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Eliphalet Dyer - Continental Congress - Colonial Leader

Dyer, Eliphalet, delegate, was born in Windham, Conn., Sept. 28, 1721:

Read about the life and times of a true Colonial leader and Backus descendant - Eliphalet Dyer. A leader in the French and Indian War, he rebelled against the Stamp Act and was involved in the Continental Congress from the beginning.

His Backus line is:

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Jonathan Edwards - Revivalist, Preacher, Philosopher, Theologian

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General / President Ulysses S. Grant - Cousin to Backuses who are also Huntington's
 

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