05 October 2013

John Backus In 1855

New York, State Census, 1855
E.D. 2, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head John Backus M 82
Wife Johanna Backus F 64

Per the census information, John Backus was born in Columbia County and resided in city or town 39 years; Johanna Backus was born in Massachusetts, resided there 3 years.

Living next to John and Johanna were John's son, Clinton T. Backus, age 28, who was born in Livingston County and lived there for 28 years; Clinton's mother-in-law (he was a widower in 1855), Catherine Groesbeck, age 58, who resided there for 4 years (she was born in Rensselaer County); and Clinton's son, Manson F. Backus, age 2, who was born in Livingston County, New York.

Chloe Powell, who was born in Vermont, was on John Backus's other side.

Also living nearby was George Kennady, born in Ontario Co., age 44, who lived there 16 years.  George was married to (Welthy) L. (Lucina) Baker, daughter of Timothy and Philena (Powell) Baker.  Philena was also living in the Kennady household.  Timothy Baker was John Backus's uncle.

Gifford Nash, age 46, born in Cayuga Co., who was Philena (Powell) Baker's son from her first marriage also lived nearby.

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