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John Back and
Sarah Caudill

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 John Back and Sarah "Sallie" Caudill;

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Nancy Back b 29 Jul 1845; m. Lee Roark.

4. 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 (1) May Polly Sumner b about 1844; m. 15 Jul 1887 Letcher Co KY to (2) 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Moses Back b 9 Mar 1853 Letcher Co KY Letcher Co KY; m. to (1) Jane Carpenter. Moses Back m. to (2) Vica Davis.

8. 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.

9. John Wesley Back b 29 Jul 1859 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 America Newton.

10. 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 Nancy Caudill;

i. Sarah Back; m. James Madison Smith; s/o James T Smith and Margaret Fields. Children of Sarah Back and James Madison Smith;

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.

II. Homer Smith

11. 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.

12. Lewis Back b 26 Aug 1868 d 20 Aug 1938 Jeremiah, Letcher Co KY

Obituary: Florine S. Back 9 Oct 1933 - 16 Jun 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.

Obituary: Lewis Back
16 Aug 1868 - 20 Aug 1938

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.

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