John Back and
John Back (same as Johnny Back) b 7 Mar 1815 KY d 10 Mar 1886 s/o
Henry Back and Susannah Maggard. John Back m. 28 Mar 1841 to
Sarah "Sallie" Caudill b 29 Jul 1823 d 13 Apr 1884 d/o William Billy Caudill
and Nancy Craft. (1850
Letcher Co KY Census and
1860 Letcher Co KY
Census) Children of Sarah "Sallie" Caudill and John Back;
i. Susannah Back b 29 Dec 1842 d 6 Mar 1884 m. 31 May 1866 Quicksand, KY to William H Back b 5 Dec 1840 d 9 Feb 1893.
ii. David Back b 15 Feb 1843 d 6 Dec 1864 - Private
Co A 13th KY Cavalry, CSA d Civil War Prison Camp buried
Camp Douglas IL.
iii. Nancy Back b 29 Jul 1845 m. Lee Roark.
iv. Henry J. Back b 27 Feb 1846 d 7 Apr 1901 Private
Co B 13th KY Cavalry CSA. Henry J Back m. 21 Mar 1867 Letcher Co KY to 1st
May Polly Sumner b about 1844; m. 15 Jul 1887 Letcher Co KY to 2nd Anna "Annie" Adams b 10 Apr 1853 d 8 Dec 1915 - buried Horse Mill Point Cemetery, Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY.
Anna "Annie" Adams m. about 1871 to Stephen C. Hampton
b 1850 Jeremiah, Letcher Co, KY.
v. William C "Bill Cody" Back b 3 Feb 1848 d 20 Feb 1912 m. 24 Dec 1868 Letcher Co KY to Celia Sumner
b 13 Oct 1848 KY d 25 Oct 1924.
vi. Rebecca Back b 22 Jul 1850 d 3 Feb 1929 m. 6 Nov 1867 Letcher Co KY to Henry D "Snoot" Back b 7 Mar 1848 d 11 Nov 1911.
vii. Moses Back b 9 Mar 1853 Letcher Co KY Letcher Co KY m. 1st to Jane Carpenter; m.
(2) to Vica Davis.
viii. James S. "Big Jim" BACK b 5 Mar 1856 Letcher Co KY d 11 Apr 1933 Knott Co KY m. 30 Aug 1876 Letcher Co KY to
Elizabeth "Betty" Roberts b 15
Feb 1860 Breathitt Co KY d 20 Apr 1928 d/o Preston Roberts and Rebecca Caudill.
ix. John W Back b 29 Jul 1859 Letcher Co KY m. Sug Clemons.
John Wesley Back b 29 JUL 1859 in KY d 19 Dec 1932 Reeds Spring, MO m. 19 Feb
1887 Jackson, Breathitt Co KY to Phoebe Ellen Demarius "Sug" Clemons b 25 Mar
1872 Jackson, Breathitt Co KY d 1 May 1936 Joplin, MO d/o Benjamin Clemons and
Benjamin D. Back b 17 DEC 1861 Letcher Co, KY d 8 Jul 1910 m. 23 Jul 1885
Letcher Co KY to Nancy Caudill b 13 Aug 1861 Letcher Co KY d 7 Feb 1937 Letcher Co KY d/o
Henry M Caudill and Sarah Sally Eldridge. Children of Benjamin D Back and
I. Sarah Back m. James Madison Smith
s/o James T Smith and Margaret Fields. Children of Sarah Back and James Madison
i. Florine S Smith b 9 Oct 1933 Jeremiah, KY d
16 Jun 2008 Cincinnati, OH, buried Rossburg Cemetery, Rossburg, IN, m. 25 Nov
1955 WV to Marion Back Jr. Children; 1. Lana Back m. Martin Harmeyer 2. James
Michael Back m. Nina Unknown 3. Tracy Back 4. Barbara Back m. Dave Stirn.
Obituary, Florine S. Back 10/9/1933 to
6/16/2008 Batesville, IN - Florine S. Back, age 74 years of Batesville, IN
passed away Monday, June 16, 2008 in Cincinnati, OH. Born October 9, 1933 in
Jeremiah, KY she was the daughter of the late Madison & Sarah (Back) Smith. She
married Marion Back Jr. on November 25, 1955 in West Virginia. She retired from
Batesville Casket Company. Mrs. Back is survived by her husband Marion Back Jr.,
children Lana (Martin) Harmeyer of Batesville, IN; James Michael (Nina) Back of
Indianapolis, IN & Tracy Back of Batesville, IN; brother Homer Smith of
Jeremiah, KY; 8 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara (Dave) Stirn & 7
brothers and sisters. Visitation will be Thursday, June 19, 2008 from 5-8pm at
Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, IN. Funeral Services will be Friday, June 20,
2008 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Todd Poynter officiating.
Burial will be in Rossburg Cemetery, IN. Memorials are suggested to the family.
ii. Homer Smith
xi. Isom Marion Back, b 18 Sept 1865 d 18 Jun 1941 m. 18 Aug 1889 to Susannah Caudill b 11 Sept 1865 d 18 Oct 1938.
xii. Lewis Back b 26 Aug 1868 d 20 Aug 1938 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY
Obituary Lewis Back: The following obituary is from The Mountain Eagle newspaper dated 09/08/1938, page 1, column 3:
"Lewis Back, 71, Passes Away At Jeremiah"
Lewis Back, 71, died at Jeremiah, Saturday, August 20 after an illness of several months. Mr. Back was a native of the county and was born near Jeremiah, August 16, 1868. He was the son of John and Sally Back. He was a great favorite with the children of his community and all who knew him. He is survived by one brother Marion Banks
(Back?). Funeral services were held at Jeremiah by Elders Tipp Cornett, Wes Caudill, Ray Whitaker and Howard Caudill, with interment in the Ben Back Cemetery.