Seneca County Deeds

   Between 1804 and 1809, William Hause 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). He 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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