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July 26, 1902 Purchase of Property by Law Land of Hauppague from Lydia Land of Philadelphia
On July 26, 1902 Law bought the property that Lydia had purchased in 1899. The following excerpts are from the deed of the purchase in 1902.
"This Indenture made the twenty sixth day of July in the year one thousand nine hundred and two Between Lydia Land of the City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania party of the first part and Law Land of the Village of Hauppague, Town of Smithtown, county of Suffolk and State of New York, party of the second, Witnessed, that the said party of the first part, in consideration of the sum of two hundred 200.00 dollars lawful money of the United States paid by the party of the second part, does hereby grant bargain sell and release unto the said party of the second part and assigns forever, all that certain tract of land situated in the Village of Hauppague town of Smithtown, county of Suffolk and State of New York and bounded and described as follows, viz" on the north by land of Henry Morris, on the west by land of Nelly McCrone, on the south by the road leading through Hauppague and on the east by lands of Emma Blydenburgh and Sarah J. Soper, containing about two or three acres, be the same more or less, the same being the real estate of the late Zephariah Smith deceased, it being the same premises conveyed by Henry Smith, Sarah J. Soper, Harriet E. Cornish, Mary C. Haynes, Elizabeth Hubbs, Nancy Smith, Luther C. Smith, Charles Smith, Hamilton Smith, Ephram Smith, Ellen Warren, Josephine Lawrence, Edith Southard, and Melzig Frances Venter, George L. Southard, Clavin Southard and John Southard to Lydia Land of the City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania on the twenty-eight day of September (1899) one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine and recorded in Suffolk County Clerk's Office in liber 505, of Deeds, page 137, on the 12th day of April 1901 at 12 o'clock."
The transaction on Lydia's part was handled though a notary in Philadelphia. Law was listed as being a resident of Hauppague.
Many times when we would ride through Hauppauge Bud would tell the story of how Law bought Clarence and Percy a horse in Queens so they could work on the farm and they took turns walking and riding the horse from Queens to Hauppague.
|1918 map showing the property Law Land purchased in 1902. The UP red arrow indicates the property. The DOWN red arrow indicates the Hauppauge Methodist Church and cemetery.|
March 3, 1903 Purchase of Property by Law in Smithtown and Islip
On March 3, 1903 Law purchased two pieces of property, a three acre tract in "Smithtown", which was actually adjacent of the piece he already owned, and fifty seven acres in Islip.
The following is an except from that deed.
"This Indenture made the third day of March in the year one thousand nine hundred and three Between Sarah J. Soper of the Town of Smithtown, County of Suffolk and State of New York, party of the first part and Law Land of the Town of Smithtown, County of Suffolk and State of New York, party of the second part. Witnesseth (sic), that the said party of the first part in consideration of the sum of thirteen hundred dollars, lawful money of the United States, Paid by the party of the second part, does hereby grant and release unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, All those two certain tracts or parcels of land situate lying and being the one tract in the Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York, bounded on the East and north by land formerly of Adelphe Olivie heirs, and on the West by land formerly of Zephariah Smith, and on the south by the Hauppague road, containing by estimate three acres, be the same more or less. The other tract lying and being in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, New York. Bounded on the north by the Hauppague Road and on the East by land formerly of Henry Hoffman, on the south by land of G. A. Cornish on the West by land of said G. A. Cornish and the heirs of Luther Blydenburgh and Nellie J. Mc Crone containing by estimate fifty seven acres be the same more or less, it being the same two tracts of land conveyed to James Gilfillan by William H. Clayton and Alice B. his wife on the 24th day of April 1858 by deed and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Suffolk count New York on the 21st day of March in 1859 in liber of Deeds 102, page 5555 and since duly conveyed to the party of the first part by all the heirs of the said James Gilfillan by deed surly made and recorded in said Clerks Office it being a part of the same two tracts of land conveyed by Henry Monfort to the said party of the first part by deed dated November 28th 1874 and recorded in the Suffolk county Clerk's Office in liber 212 of Deeds page 497 the first day of December 1874. Together with the appurtenances and all the estate and rights of (illigible) part of the first part in and to said premise unto (illigible) the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, Subject nevertheless to a certain indenture of Mortgage of Eleven hundred dollars now on said land and which the party of the second part hereby assumes and agrees to pay as additional considerations herefor."The first tract was next to or near the tract Law had bough from Lydia.
The second tract was on what is now Town Line Road east of the junction of Town Line Road and Wheeler Road on the south side of the road between what is now McAuthor Blvd. and Hoffmann Lane.
Laws address was listed as Smithtown. The village of Hauppague was in the town of Smithtown.
|1915 map showing the property Law Land purchased in 1903 on Town Line Road.|
September 24, 1903 Purchase of Property in Hauppague by Law Land
On September 24, 1903 Law Land of Hoboken, New Jersey purchased another twenty five acres of property in the Village of Hauppague from Sarah A. Risley of the city of Pittsburg (sic), Pennsylvania . The following is an except for that deed.
"This Indenture Made the twenty fourth day of September, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and three Between Sarah A. Risley (unmarried) of the City of Pittsburg, County of Alleghany (sic) and State of Pennsylvania, party of the first part and Law Land of the City of Hoboken, State of New Jersey, party of the second part witnessed, that the said party of the first part in consideration of the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars lawful money of the United States, paid by the party of the second part, does hereby grant and release unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, all the following described tract of land situate lying and being in the Village of Hauppague, Town of Islip, county of Suffolk, Long Island, State of New York, and bounded as follows: Beginning at a point in the centre (sic) of Blydenburgh Road South, seven degrees and fifty one minutes West, four hundred and seventy seven feet from the intersection of the centre lines of Estelle Avenue and Blydenburgh Road: Thence (1) South eighty-five degrees and fifty-one minutes East, eight hundred and nine and three tenths feet: Thence (2) South, three degrees and twenty five minutes east, nine hundred and twenty two feet: Thence (3) North eighty five degrees and fifty one minutes West, two hundred and eight three and seven tenths feet; Thence (4) South eighteen degrees and thirty-four minutes West, two hundred and sixty four feet: Thence (5) North, eighty five degrees and fifty one minutes West, eight hundred and sixty feed to the center of Blydenburgh Road: Thence (6) North, twenty degrees and eleven minutes east, along the centre of Blydenburgh Road, four hundred and thirty and seven tenths feet to a turn in said road: Thence (7) North forty degrees and ten minutes East still in the centre of said road, three hundred and eighty six and two tenths feet to another turn in said road :Thence (8) North seven degrees and fifty one minutes East, still in centre of said road, four hundred and fifty six and sixty five hundreds feet to the place of beginning. Containing twenty five acres. Being lots, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 as shown on a map of farm lots of D. L. Risley at Hauppague, New York and known as tract 16. Being a portion of a tract of land conveyed to the present grantor by Daniel L. Risley and wife, by deed dated July 10th, 1901 and of record in the clerk's Office of Suffolk County New York."As far as I can make out both Sarah A. Risley and Law Land were in Hauppague for the transaction, although Law's place of residence is listed as Hoboken. This may show that the move from Hoboken to Hauppague was not a clean break and Law probably was working on the rebuilding of the docks in Hoboken.
|1915 map showing the property Law Land purchased in 1906. It is marked "L Land" in the at the top middle of the image. His other property is at the bottom left of the image.|
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