County Legal Documents (Deeds/Wills)
of the records listed below are at the Schuyler County Courthouse in the village
of Watkins Glen, seat of Schuyler County, at the southern end of Seneca Lake;
At the time that William E. Hause lived
in the area, it was part of Steuben County. Steuben was formed from Ontario County
on March 18, 1796. This means that some of the records are actually at the Steuben
County Courthouse in Bath. (And there might even be some in Ontario County!) But
most of the stuff below is in Schuyler County, unless otherwise noted.
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
#1, 1800-1828 |
William Hause; Page 392: "The people of the State of New York by the grace of God free and independent To Joseph Hause and Samuel Hause of the town of Wayne in Steuben County and State of New York aforesaid send Greeting: Whereas William Hause deceased (as is alledged) died intestate having whilst living and at the time of his death goods chattels and credits within the State by means whereof the granting of administration and also the auditing, allowing and final discharging the amount thereof doth appertain unto us and we being desirous that the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased may be well and faithfully administered applied and disposed of do grant unto you the said Joseph & Samuel full power by these presents to administer and faithfully dispose of all and singular the said goods chattels and credits, to ask demand and recive (sic) the debts unto the said deceased whilst living and at the time of his death did belong and to pay the debts which the said deceased did owe so far as the said goods chattels and credits will thereunto extend and the law requirehereby requiring
you to make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular
the said goods chattels and credits of the said deceased which have or shall come
to your hands possession or knowledge and the same so made to exhibit into the
office of the Surrogate of said County of Steuben at or before the expiration
of six calendar months from the date hereof and also to render a just and true
account of administration when thereunto required and we do by these presents
depute constitute and appoint you the said Joseph & Samuel Administrators
and singular the goods chattels and credits which were of the said William Hause
deceased,-- In testimony whereof we have caused the seal of our said Surrogateto
be hereunto affixed. Witness John Metcalfe, Surrogate; Bath 18th day of June 1818
of our Independence the forty second year.--Recorded on the 18th day of June 1818,
John Metcalfe Surrogate" (Recorded the first day of November 1828 Wm. Woods
Letters of Administration. This is the version recorded in Bath, Steuben County,
on November 1, 1828, by Surrogate William Woods.|
William Hause Jr.; Page 16 (Bath Surrogate's Office): "The people of the State of New York by the grace of God free and independentTo Esther Hause
and Matthew Hause of the town of Tyrone in Steuben County and State of New York,
aforesaid send Greeting.
Whereas William Hause deceased, (as is alledged) died intestate, having whilst living and at the time of his death goods, chattels, and credits within the state, by means whereof the granting of administration, and also the auditing, allowing and final discharging the amount thereof doth appertain unto us, and we being desirous that the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased may be well and faithfully administered, applied and disposed of, do grant unto you the said Esther and Matthew full power by these presents to administer and faithfully dispose of all and singular the said goods chattels and credits, to ask demand and recive (sic) the debts unto the said deceased whilst living and at the time of his death did belong and to pay the debts which the said deceased did owe so far as the said goods chattels and credits will thereunto extend and the law require hereby
requiring you to make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all
and singular the said goods chattels and credits of the said deceased which have
or shall come to your hands, possession or knowledgeand the same
so made to exhibit into the office of the Surrogate of said County of Steuben,
at or before the expiration of six calendar months from the date hereof; and also
to render a just and true account of administration when thereunto required, and
we do by these presents depute, constitute and appoint you the said Esther &
Matthew administrators of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits which
were of the said William Hause deceased.
In testimony whereof we have caused the seal of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixedWitness James Brundage, Surrogate; Bath 11th day of January
1825 of our Independence the forty ninth year.
on the 11th day of January 1825, James Brundage Surrogate"
Jonas; Page 174: ae 80 3 Apr 1862 - 2 Jan 1866; Hector, Schuyler co. - s Aaron, s Dellaber, s Mahlon, my widow Rebecca (sounded like more children but none named) exec friend Henry D Barto, sons Mathias D Hause & Dellaber Hause - wit Sam Burlew & C C Pearce, Ulyses.|
William E.; Page 76 (Watkins Glen Surrogate's Office), on 7 feb 1826 - 9 jun 1836 - Tyrone, Steuben co. - wf Martha
Harris of State of New Jersey or wherever she may be acc. to settlement made between
Richard Lanning and self 15 jan 1820 which will total $1100 - 3 youngest sons
born in town of Tyrone - Nelson, Isaac Monroe & William Decator Harris - present
wife Sarah $1 - ch to support and care for her - dau Sarah Runyon, dau Polly Boice,
son Elijah, son Nelson - exec friends Henry L Williams, Henry Booram & Stephen
Arnold - wit Wm Bacon & Barney Spears.|
Joseph; Page 136. AE 51 4 sep 18384 feb 1839 Tyrone Steuben co.: "I, Joseph Hause aged fifty one and upwards being desirous to discharge the duty which every man owes to his family by making such provisions for the distribution of my property as shall be just and equitable, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament as follows viz:|
Item. I give and bequeath to my wife the one third of all my property both real and personal during her life time for her support and maintenance, and it is my wish and request for her to remain with my children until the youngest become of age and one and provide further [according to the best of her family unit.?]
Item. That my wife Eunice shall have the right t… use and … of all the beds and bedding and other household furniture now or hence to either keep on hand or dispose of for the benefit of herself and children as she may think best while she remains my widdow (sic).
Item. In case my wife should marry after my decease it is my will that she shall have the use of sufficient bedding furniture and to keep house comfortably with during her lifetime and then to revert to my heirs
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Herman C Hause the sum of eight hundred dollars.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Bennett wife of Lester Bennett the sum of eight hundred dollars.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsey Wolverton wife of William Wolverton the sum of eight hundred dollars.
Item. All the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal deeds [or lands?] [tenants] notes Bank Stock Mortgages amounts … whatsoever and wheresoever … nature and kind I give and devise to my remaining children viz, to Elvin C. Hause Charles W. Hause, Lewis R. Hause Joseph Hause Mary Jane Hause William Hause and John Hause, subject to the bequests heretofore and hereafter made to be equally ... in all respects to have dollar for dollar and each one to have as much and no more than another!
Item. And in case [other?] of them shall die before the age of twenty one years or marriage then I give to show of him or her as doing to the survivors of my children
Item. The gifts and bequeaths to my son Herman C. Hause to my daughter Hannah Bennett and my daughter Betsey Wolverton of eight hundred dollars each to be paid to each of them respectively or to their heirs on or before the time my youngest children become of age and it is to be discretionary with my executors whether to pay said legacies before my youngest children becomes of age or not.
Item. Provided always and I do hereby declare that such loan or loans of money I have or may advance to my children during my lifetime the same shall be deducted from their legacies theretofore mentioned and also for such property or goods as I have or may advance to them during my lifetime with reference being had to my book of accounts will appearsaid sums not to draw interest
Item. I do hereby appoint my executors hereafter named guardians of each and all my children until they come of age.
Item. The devise to my heirs Elvin C. Hause Charles W. Hause Lewis K. Hause and Joseph Hause Mary Jane Hause William Hause and John Hause is to be equally divided between my said heirs when my youngest heir becomes of age.
Item. I do hereby appoint and constitute my said wife Eunice and my son Elvin C. Hause and Charles W. Hause executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight.
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was here subscribed by Joseph Hause the testator in the presence of such office and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and [made] it his request [sign] our names as attesting citizens
Stephen Arnold residing in Tyrone Steuben County
Ira A. White residing in Tyrone Steuben County
State of New York
Steuben County Surrogates office fs:
I Robert Campbell Jr. Surrogates of said County, do hereby certify that in pursuance after revised [reviewed?] Statutes of this State upon proofs and communications taken in such county on this 4 February by the oaths of Stephen Arnold and Ira A White the … witnesses to the forgoing will, that such will was duly executed – that the said testator at the time of writing the same was in all respects competent to devise real estate and not under restraint. And I do further certify that said will is recorded in my office in Book Wills Testaments & Codicils at page 136 etc. and the proof thereof in Book of minutes orders and … --
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal of office this 4 Feb 1839.
Recorded 4 Feb 1839
R Campbell Jr. (Surrogate)
R Campbell Jr. (Surrogate)"
Eunice: ze 74 8 may 1846 - 18 sep 1846 Tyrone Steuben co. - s Herman C Hause,
dau Hannah Bennett, dau Betsy Wolverton, s William, s exec John, s Elvin(?) &
wf Percis F, exec s Joseph C & mary Jane Disbrow - wit Stephen H Arnold &
John Lang, Tyrone. |
Hause and son-in-law William Harris (and probably William Hause, Jr.) are buried
on Hause Hill. (The Harris family were documented as the first white settlers
in the area, and there is at least one deed featuring a William Harris that precedes
any of William's deeds.)
Jonas and Rebecca Hawes (Hause) are buried at Seneca Union Cemetery in Valois, Schuyler County, New York.
son Joseph and daughter-in-law Eunice are buried together, in the Tyrone Union
Cemetery, just down the road from Hause Hill towards Lamoka Lake in Tyrone, New York.
COUNTY DEED INDEX: 1798-1855
deeds are in the Schuyler County courthouse. Some of the page numbers are linked
to the actual documents. The records are now unavailable to the public. Grantees
after the letter "n" were not transcribed, so if a Hause sold to anyone
with a last name starting with a letter from O-Z, we'll never know...
E. Harris ||118|
E. Harris ||136|
William E. ||Josepeh
A. Wolverton ||500|
E. Harris ||559|
William D. ||Heman
C. Hause ||299|
O Hause ||395|
Wm. H ||Joseph
Wm. E Harris Decd. ||519|
Alvin C ||Nathaniel
Edwin C ?||Charles
W Hause ||68|
Alvin C ||Charles
D Harris ||189|
Lewis K Hause||339|
Alvin C ||Lewis
K. Hause ||339|
Alvin C ||Charles
W Hurd ||202|
Ira S ||William
Ira S ||John
C. Hausse (sic)||205|
Charles W ||Joseph
Charles W ||Alvin
Alvin C ||William
C. Hause ||81|
James Jr. ||Charles
9th St., Box 8 |
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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