A Genealogical Memoir of the Backus Family
A genealogical memoir of the Backus family, with the private journal of James Backus, together with his correspondence bearing on the first settlement of Ohio, at Marietta, in 1788. Also, papers and correspondence of Elijah Backus, showing the character and spirit of the times during the revolutionary period. In two parts: Part I.Genealogical, including journal of James Backus, and poems by Miss Sarah Backus. Part II. Historical, containing sketches of the first settlements of Connecticut and Ohio, with miscellaneous papers of historic interest / by William W. Backus. Norwich, Conn. : Press of The Bulletin Co., 1889.
The memorials in this collection usually contain brief biographical information on the deceased, and often list witnesses, pall bearers, and ministers who participated in the funeral. There are also memorial books about senators and representatives of the house that were printed by the Government Printing Office.
Godfrey Memorial Library has been acquiring this large collection from donations, gifts, ebay, and other purchases for many years. For this digital collection, only books published before 1923 were selected, due to copyright laws.