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Backus, Isaac (1724–1806), Baptist minister and historian in America, was born on 9 January 1724 at Norwich, Connecticut, the fourth of eleven children of Samuel Backus (1694–1740), farmer and ironworks owner, and Elizabeth (1698–1769), daughter of John Tracy and Elizabeth Leffingwell. Both of ...

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Callender, John (1706–1748), Baptist minister and historian in America, was born on 7 June 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, the first of the four children of John Callender (1674–1742), shopkeeper, and his wife, Priscilla (1680–1716), daughter of John Ballard of Lynn, Massachusetts, and his wife, ...