Some basic info on some of the Purchases, Patents and Tracts within Hamilton County.
Some background: A patent or purchase is the term used when the land was given or purchased by one individual or group. These purchases may have been subdivided into towns, which were either numbered or named or both. Each town was then further divided into lots, which were numbered. These towns usually have little or no relation to the townships of today. A tract is a term for land that was subdivided and sold in pieces to various individuals.
Measuring terms for deeds, etc.:
rod = 5.5 yards
chain = 4 rods or 66 feet
furlong = 10 chains, 40 rods or 660 feet [660 feet squared is 10 acres]
Purchase, Patent or Tract name approx.
other Patents or Tracts listed
being within this one.
location Amherst Patent 20 - Lake Pleasant Arthurboro Patent 47 Bethune Tract
Morehouse 8,000 Acre Tract
Morehouse Benson Tract 62 - Arietta (small part)
Bergen's Purchase 20 - Hope
John Brown's Tract ? - Inlet
Lawrence Tract 135 - Arietta
Moose River Tract 207 - Arietta
Oxbow Tract 70 - Arietta
Palmer's Purchase 135 Glen and Yates Patent
Totten and Crossfield Purchase 1150 Amherst Patent
Vrooman's Patent 14 - Morehouse
- "History of Hamilton County," by Ted Aber and Stella King, 1965
- "The Great Forest of the Adirondacks," by Barbara McMartin, North Country Books, Utica, NY, 1994.
- "Gazetteer of the State of New York," by J. H. French: Published by R. Pearsall Smith, 1860.
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