Monday, July 16, 2012

Petition For Sabra Backus, Widow of Electus

From the United States Congressional serial set, Issue 112:

Mr. Foote, of New York, presented a petition of Sebra Backus, widow of Electus Backus, who died of wounds received in battle, while commanding a regiment in the army, in the late war with Great Britain, praying for a continuance of the pension heretofore granted to herself and the children of the said Electus Backus.

Another petition from Mrs. Backus here.

Major Backus was wounded during his defense of Sackett's Harbor and died June 7, 1813:

Electus Backus and I are both descendants of William Backus, the original immigrant.

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