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Mary (Backus) Hyde (abt. 1672 - 1752)

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Mary Hyde formerly Backus
Born about in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colonymap
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Mary was born about 1677/1678 (age 74 in 1752, from her tombstone.) She was the daughter of William Backus and Elizabeth Pratt. [1]

Mary was named as a daughter of Elizabeth Pratt and William Backus in William's will dated 1693

There was another Mary Backus born 1672 (dtr of Stephen) and the two are often confused.

"Thomas Hide was married with Mary Backus Decembr 1697:" in Norwich[2][1]

"Mrs Mary Hide the wife of mr Thom Hide Died March 27th. 1752" in the 75th year of her age, in Norwich.[2][1] She is buried at Plains Cemetery, Franklin, New London County, Connecticut.[3]

Here Lies the Body of
Mrs Mary Hide who
Departed this Life
march ye 27th A.D. 1752
in the 75th year of
her age

Children see Thomas Hyde


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Walworth: Page 8. Citing: "III. Thomas Hyde ... fourth son of Samuel Hyde and Jane Lee ... ,. in December, 1697, Mary Backus, b. Nov. 1672, at Norwich, second daughter of the first Stephen Backus, and Sarah Gardner of Norwich. He settled at Norwich West Farms (now Franklin), and was a farmer. She d. 27 March, 1752. [6 children: Thomas, Jacob, Abner, Mary, Phebe, Jane]."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vital Records of Norwich 1659-1848, Part I. Hartford: Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 1913.
  3. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 24 January 2019), memorial page for Mary Backus Hide (Nov 1677–27 Mar 1752), Find A Grave: Memorial #16352011, citing Plains Cemetery, Franklin, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Craft (contributor 46839565)

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On 9 May 2018 at 21:40 GMT Anne B wrote:

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