Seneca County Deeds

   William Hause and his eldest son, John, each began paying taxes on land in Ovid (then in Cayuga County) in 1802. William sold off his holdings around Warwick to his daughter and son-in-law who stayed behind, and the families set off for the Finger Lakes in Western New York.
   Between 1804 and 1809, William bought the land that constituted Military Lot number 71 in Ovid, Seneca County, from a variety of land holders (probably squatters—white settlers on Indian land who never established a legal claim, but improved the land). William sent his sons, Jonas and Simon, to complete the sales while William settled the rest of the family on land in Steuben County (near Hause Hill). The property is highlighted in yellow on the map, above. (The map is a copy of a 1795 version done by the Military.)
   Lot 57, highlighted in blue, is the 203 acres of land awarded to William's son, John Hause, in 1812 (later named Hause's Point).
   All of these deeds and maps are available for viewing at the Seneca County Clerk's office, located at 1 Di Pronio Dr., Waterloo, NY 13165. Telephone: (315) 539-9294.
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