The Genealogical Bulletin published BACKUS FAMILY NOTES, By Theron Royal Woodward, excerpted below:
Nearly, if not all, of this branch removed to Granville, N. Y., and many of the prominent men of the name in New York and the West are their descendants. The son John Backus, b. Aug. 25, 1747, served, in the Revolution against Ticonderoga, from Hancock, Mass., and afterwards enlisted twice from Granville, N. Y. He married Jerusha Baker, daughter of Benjamin and Jerusha (Parish) Baker, and removed 1812, to Freetown, N. Y., and died in Groton, N. Y., Feb. 11, 1842, aged 95.
Among his descendants may be noted Jay Spicer Backus, D.D., a celebrated Baptist clergyman, Truman J. Backus, L.L.D., President of the Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., Manson Backus, President of the First National Bank of Washington, Seattle, Wash., and Rev. A. H. Backus, Rector of St. Mary's Church, Chihuahua, Mexico. [I'M A DESCENDANT, TOO]