Because I research both Baker and Backus surnames in New York, the application of Isaac Baker at Fold3 caught my attention:
Julia Backus of Freetown, Cortland, New York, only living witness to marriage between Isaac Baker and Mary Swetland, 29 April 1813 at Granville, Washington County, New York. That Ira Baker has known said parties (Isaac Baker and Mary Swetland Baker).....
On 30 December 1850, Isaac Baker, age 63, was an affiant for his pension application. He stated that he was a private in a company commanded by Captain Jehial Dayton in an Artillery regiment commanded by Colonel Stephen Thorn. Private Baker volunteered for war at Granville, Washington County, New York, about August 1, 1812, for 6 months. His actual service lasted about 3 months and 20 days because of illness. He recovered about January 1, 1813; by then the company disbanded was was sent home. He applied for a discharge from Captain Dayton in the summer of 1813 as Baker was moving from Washington County to Cortland County, New York. He received his discharge on July 9, 1813. The purpose of the deposition was to obtain bounty land.
United States Census, 1850
Name: Isaac W Baker
Freetown, Cortland, New York, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Isaac W Baker M 63 New York
Mary Baker F 39 Connecticut
|1855 NY Census - Mary Baker Next To Swetland Family|