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

I - Z

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General George McClellan Union Commander-Civil War
John Pierpont Morgan, Jr. Financier, philanthropist
   
John Pope Civil War General
   
Benjamin Silliman Scientist - Father of Geology
John Trumbull Famous Early American Painter
Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. Connecticut Governor - Confidant of George Washington
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. Second Speaker of the House of Representatives in US Congress - Senator - Connecticut Governor
   
William Woodbridge Senator/Governor of Michigan
   
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Major-General George McClellan, USA - Civil War
 
 
The Backus lineage of General George McClellan is:  
 
    1   William Backus I 1606 - 1661   
    ..  +Elizabeth 1610 - 1643   
    .... 2   William Backus II 1634 - 1721   
    ......  +Sarah Charles 1637 - 1664   
    ........... 3   John Backus 1662 - 1744   
    ...............  +Mary Bingham 1672 - 1747   
    .................. 4   Mary Backus 1692 - 1770   
    ......................  +Joshua Ripley 1688 - 1773   
    ........................ 5   Mary Ripley 1715 -   
    ............................  +Joshua Abbe 1715 -   
    ............................... 6   Rachel Abbe 1745 -   
    ...................................  +Samuel McClellan 1745 -   
    ...................................... 7   James McClellan 1775 -   
    ..........................................  +Eunice Eldridge 1775 -   
    ............................................ 8   George McClellan 1805 -   
    ................................................  +Elizabeth Sophia Brinton 1805 -   
    ................................................... 9   George Brinton McClellan 1826 - 1885 
 
 
 
 
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John Pierpont Morgan, Jr. - Financier, philanthropist

The Backus line of John Pierpont Morgan, Jr. comes from his mother:
 

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Major-General John Pope, USA - Civil War

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Benjamin Silliman, Scientist - Father of Geology
Benjamin Silliman was not a Backus, but he married Harriet Trumbull, a Backus descendant. Thus, his descendants will be Backus descendants. See  biographical sketches at Yale's web site.  
 

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John Trumbull - Famous Early American Painter

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Jonathan Trumbull - Friend / Confidant of George Washington - Connecticut Governor During the Revolution

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Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. - Second Speaker of the House of Representatives - Connecticut Governor

Jonathan Trumbull, Jr, is not a Backus descendant, but married one; Eunice Backus. So, he is progenitor of that branch of Backuses. By the way, Eunice is a "double" Backus, as she is a product of a cousin marriage.

Eunice Backus, wife of Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.,  is the product of two Backus lines, as she is a product of a cousin marriage: See a Biographical Sketch of Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. by a Dyer researcher

 
 

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William Woodbridge

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