Monday, November 24, 2008

Digital Archives - State of Washington

Land records are one of the featured items (along with marriages, military, death records, etc.) online at the State of Washington Archives located here.

One branch of the Backus family* moved to Washington in 1889 so I used the Backus surname as a "test." There were several land records listed under the Backus name.

*Manson Franklin Backus


BACKUS, Manson Franklin, b S. Livonia, N.Y., May 11, 1853.
8-William Backus (qv);

7-Stephen (d 1695), m 1666, Sarah Spencer;

6-Timothy (1682-1762), m 1708/09, Sarah Post;

5-John (1720-before ^1790), m 1746, Joanna Cleve land, widow of Uriah Downing;

4-John (1747-1842), soldier Am. Rev., m 1769, Jerusha Baker;

3-John (1772-1862), m 3d, Philena (Stebbins) Richardson.

lO-Stephen Hopkins (qv);

9-Constance (d 1677), m Nicholas Snow (d 1676);

8-Mary (b 1630), m ca. 1650, Thomas Paine (Thomas 9, Plymouth, Mass., 1622);

7-Elisha (1659-1735), m 1685, Rebecca Doane;

6-Rebecca, m Edward Cleveland;

5-Joanna (b 1717), as Widow Downing, m 2d, 1746, John Backus (5 above).

2-Son of Clinton Theron Backus (1827-97), banker, farmer, manufacturer, Union Springs, N.Y., m 1851, Harriet Newel Groesbeck (1828-54); m 2d, 1855, Nancy Ellen Decker (1828-1904);

I am also descended from #3-John Backus (1772-1862) [probably from his 2nd wife who may or may not have been Hannah Fuller]

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