One branch of the Backus family* moved to Washington in 1889 so I used the Backus surname as a "test." There were several land records listed under the Backus name.
*Manson Franklin Backus
ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM, Frederick Virkus
BACKUS, Manson Franklin, b S. Livonia, N.Y., May 11, 1853.
8-William Backus (qv);
7-Stephen (d 1695), m 1666, Sarah Spencer;
6-Timothy (1682-1762), m 1708/09, Sarah Post;
5-John (1720-before ^1790), m 1746, Joanna Cleve land, widow of Uriah Downing;
4-John (1747-1842), soldier Am. Rev., m 1769, Jerusha Baker;
3-John (1772-1862), m 3d, Philena (Stebbins) Richardson.
lO-Stephen Hopkins (qv);
9-Constance (d 1677), m Nicholas Snow (d 1676);
8-Mary (b 1630), m ca. 1650, Thomas Paine (Thomas 9, Plymouth, Mass., 1622);
7-Elisha (1659-1735), m 1685, Rebecca Doane;
6-Rebecca, m Edward Cleveland;
5-Joanna (b 1717), as Widow Downing, m 2d, 1746, John Backus (5 above).
2-Son of Clinton Theron Backus (1827-97), banker, farmer, manufacturer, Union Springs, N.Y., m 1851, Harriet Newel Groesbeck (1828-54); m 2d, 1855, Nancy Ellen Decker (1828-1904);
I am also descended from #3-John Backus (1772-1862) [probably from his 2nd wife who may or may not have been Hannah Fuller]