EARLIEST LAND CONTRACTS
OLD TOWN OF WOLCOTT
1808 - 1813


The listings below are of men who purchased land in what was the "Old Town of Wolcott". Dollar amounts are cost per acre. Further information about where the original lots were, or existence of deeds, should be asked of the Wayne County Courthouse in Lyons, N.Y. or the Office of the County Historian (historian's website on our links page).

Source: "Grips" Historical Souvenir of Wolcott, E.L. Welch, 109 Corning Avenue, Syracuse, N.Y., published 1905, Pages 23 - 24


1808
June 16 - Abram Bunce Lot 57 100 acres
June 16 - Robert Vantassel Lot 54 144 1/2 acres
June 21 - Alpheus Harmon Lots 169 and 170 113 and 114 acres respectively
June 22 - Silas Munsell Lot 65 180 3/4 acres
Sept. 30 - Aaron Hoppin Lot 55 165 1/2 acres
Sept. 30 - Eliah Abbott Lot 376 59 1/2 acres
Nov. 26 - Glazier Wheeler Lot 52 152 1/2 acres
Consideration in each of above cases was $3.50 an acre.
1809
July 1 - Obadiah Adams Lot 19 106 acres; price $3.50
Aug. 8 - Thomas and Elijah Hancock Lot 104 50 acres; $3.75
Aug. 9 - Wm. P. Newell Lot 144 85 acres; $4
Aug. 12 - Lucius Hibbard Lot 104 47 3/10 acres; $3.62
Aug. 13 - Levi Wheeler Lot 45 113 1/2 acres
Sept. 15 - Roger Sheldon Lot 22 106 acres; $3.62
Sept. 26 - Wareham Sheldon Lots 24 and 25 142 4/10 acres; $3.62
Oct. 14 - James Alexander Lot 411 70 acres; $3.50
Oct. 21 - Prentice Palmer Lot 62 156 1/2 acres; $4
Oct. 23 - Thaddeus Collins Lot 141 99 acres; $3.50
1810
Feb. 18 - Jacob and Eli Ward Lot 122 100 1/4 acres; $3.50
July 26 - Eliah Abbott Lot 43 87 acres; $3.50
Dec. 25 - Milton Fuller Lot 182 98 1/2 acres; $4
1811
Jan. 11 - Pender Marsh Lot 205 50 acres; $4
Jan. 30 - Ephapras Wolcott Lot 160 100 8/10 acres; $4
March 1 - Stephen and Sylvanus Joiner Lot 344 105 acres; $4
April 1 - Seth Shepherd Lot 197 40 acres; $4
April 3 - Daniel Lounsbury Lot 206 106 6/10 acres; $4
April 3 - Jonathan Wilson Lot 140, south half 50 acres; $4
April 16 - John Wade Lot 140 100 1/7 acres; $4
May 26 - Eliakim Tupper Lot 53 20 acres; $4.13
May 28 - Jacob Watson Lot 56 94 acres; $4.13
June 1 - Zenas Wheeler Lot 44 100 acres; $4
July 20 - Giles Fitch Lot 352, north side 96 3/10 acres; $4.24
July 30 - Thaddeus Fitch Lot 352, south side 96 3/10 acres; $4.21
Aug. 9 - Elihu Spencer Lot 71 156 4/10 acres; $4.21
Aug. 17 - Nathaniel Graves Lot 88 188 acres; $4
Sept. 4 - Ira Smith Lot 42 59 3/4 acres; $4.50
Nov. 5 - Zenas Hyde Lot 26 8 1/2 acres; $4.06
Nov. 11 - Asa and Silas town Lots 212 and 213 150 acres; $4
Nov. 23 - John R. Laraway Lot 343 70 acres; $4
Dec. 2 - Nathan Parker Lot 98 114 3/4 acres; $4.12
Dec. 2 - Sheldon and O. Seymour Lot 70 100 acres; $4.25
1812
April 8 - John Burns Lot 153 108 6/10 acres; $4.25
April 14 - Stephen Betts Lot 360 100 acres; $4.25
April 22 - Abram Palmer Lot 140 102 acres; $4
May 4 - Thomas Avery Lot 154 103 acres; $4.25
June 12 - Lorin Doolittle Lot 40 65 5/10 acres; $4.50
June 24 - Thomas Hale Lots 312 and 304 200 acres; $4
June 25 - Demarkus Holmes Lot 187 101 3/10 acres; $4.32
Oct. 2 - Noadiah Gillett Lot 132 101 acres; $4
Oct. 12 - James Phillips Lot 92 99 acres; $4.50
Nov. 13 - Eli Wheeler Lot 188 99 7/10 acres; $4
Nov. 14 - Jacob Ward Lot 140 50 acres; $4.25
Nov. 14 - John Southwick Lot 191 96 1/2 acres; $4
Nov. 18 - Elijah Howe Lot 167 50 acres; $4
Dec. 29 - Jonathan Wilson Lot 161 31 acres; $4.25
Dec, 30 - Jarvis Mudge Lot 74 55 acres; $3.50
1813
March 10 - Asahel Gillett Lot 75 50 acres; $4.25
April 27 - Ezra Knapp Lot 75 59 7/10 acres; $4.75
May 21 - Elisha Plank Lots 385, 383 and 381 467 1/4 acres; $4.25
May 30 - Wm. Tindall (colored man) Lot 291 66 acres; $4
June 26 - C. Avery and C. Andrews Lots 95 and 77 207 2/10 acres; $4.38
July 1 - Joseph B. Grandy Lot 201 101 4/10 acres; $4
July 1 - Simeon Van Auken Lot 126 35 acres
July 6 - Robert Mason Lots 136 and 106 215 acres; $4
July 9 - Christopher Martin Lot 208 100 6/10 acres
Aug. 17 - Asa Whitmore Lot 208 100 6/10 acres
Aug. 26 - Thomas Hall Lot 304 25 acres; $4.28
Sept. 11 - Samuel Haskell Lot 163 102 acres; $4.90
Oct. 15 - Charles Sweet Lot 344 50 acres; $4



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