17 July 2010

John Backus Probate Documents

Probate documents for John Backus of Tompkins Co., New York (a transcript can be found here):

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These were the documents that spurred my "happy dance" moment (described here).

My descent from William Backus(1) through Stephen Backus (there is another line through Stephen's sister, Sarah):

William Backus m. ____
Stephen Backus m. Sarah Spencer
Timothy Backus m. Sarah Post
John Backus m. Joanna Cleveland
John Backus m. Jerusha Baker
John Backus m. 4 times
Laura Backus m. Thomas P. Richmond

The documents were found via the Family History Center microfilms (viewed at Jonesville, Michigan). The microfilm information used to order the Tompkins Co., NY Probate was also found here.

The following (on an Ancestry message board) is the last Will and Testament of John Backus from Will Book I Pages 137-139 in the Tompkins Co., NY, Deeds.

Additional probate information (not included on the documents above) can be found here.

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