Backus, (Backens) Electus & Mary L. (w), by Augustus Backus Atty., Res.-----, Grantor. Jacob W. Arndt, Grand Rapids, Grantee. Convey Lot 37, 39, Spring St., Kent Plat, Grand Rapids. 26 Sept., 1854. Liber W Pg. 282
Backus, Electus & Mary L. (w), Detroit, Grantor. Augustus Backus, Westfield, Chataqua Co., N.Y. (Power of Atty.) Grantee. Convey Lots 304, 435, 152, on Ionia St., Lots 37, 39, Spring St., Lot 3, Almy St., Lot 3, Summit St., Grand Rapids. 11 May, 1853. Liber W Pg. 175
Colonel Electus Backus, the son of Col. Electus Backus who died in the War of 1812, married 1st. Sarah Brady and 2nd Mary L. Brady, both daughters of General Hugh Brady. Augustus Backus was the brother of the younger Electus.