The Hague Town Minutes

The Hague Town Minutes

1807 - 1821

 

 

December 31, 2006

The

The History of the Town of Hague1 in 1885  states "The town records of Hague up to 1822 have unhappily been lost" and until October 10, 2001 the records remained a mystery. During my annual genealogical trips to the Warren County Clerk's Records Center in the summer of 2002 I came across this great "find":

It seems that the records were buried under a pile of stuff in an old shed (barn). While the shed was being cleaned, someone recognized the old document  had historical value and turned it into the NY State Library which eventually transferred it to the State Archives. With a huge backlog of documents with historical significant value, it was a number of years before "the State"  recognized it as town records belonging to Hague and returned it to the Hague Town Clerk in 2001.

Warren County had received a grant to preserve town records and Hague was quick to volunteer to "go first". The vast majority of the town's records were copied to microfilm. This record book was deemed "too fragile" for the normal microfilming process and was digitally photographed instead.

The book contains the following sections:

HAGUE TOWN MINUTE BOOK  1807 - 1821

HAGUE SCHOOL DISTRICT MINUTES  1813 - 1822

TOWN OF HAGUE EARMARKS 1822 - 1833

The minutes tend to be in chronological order with occasional deviations as "blank space" was utilized in later years. A few of the earlier pages are missing pieces, but most of the pages are relatively easily to read. The index contains a summary of the information included on each page (with dates).

Birth records can be found on the following pages:

Page 05 (John H. Waste)
Page 14 (Balcom)
Page 15 (Balcom)
Page 32 (Newton)
Page 33 (Balcom)

The only marriage reference is on Page 05 (Uri Waste).

No deaths are recorded on these pages.

  (Page a) HAGUE TOWN MINUTE BOOK  1807 - 1821
  (Page b)10/10/2006 Receipt from State Library
(Page 01) Includes: Vote on livestock "at large" for 1807; "Estimate of votes" for NY State Assembly on the "Last Tuesday of April", 1807
(Page 02) Includes "Estimates of votes" for NY State Offices and Senators on the "Last Tuesday of April", 1807
(Page 03) Includes: Town District boundaries set on "7th April 1807"; List of jurymen taken on May 13, 1807; List of jurymen for 1812
(Page 04) Includes: Division of overseer of poor duties between Bolton and Rochester on 10/1/1807
(Page 05) Includes: Earmarks for 1807; Birth of John H Waste on April 13, 1807; Results of town officers election on April 2? 1808
(Page 06) Includes: Continuation of 1808 election results; Other town business
(Page 07) Includes: "Estimates of votes" for NY State Senators and US congress on the "Last Tuesday of April", 1808
(Page 08) Includes: "Estimate of votes" for NY State Assembly on the "Last Tuesday of April" 1808
(Page 09) Includes: Records of the town survey - May 8, 1807 (prob. 1808)
(Page 10) Includes: Indenture of Harvey Grey - 9/19/1808
(Page 11) Includes: Continuation of Indenture of 9/19/1808; Earmark for 1809
(Page 12) Includes: Election of town officers, April 10, 1809
(Page 13) Includes: Continuation of election results and other town business, April 10, 1809
(Page 14) Includes: Continuation of other town business, April 10, 1809; Record of Balcom births
(Page 15) Includes: "Estimates of votes" for NY State Senators on the "Last Tuesday of April", 1809; Record of Balcom births
(Page 16) Includes: "Estimate of votes" for NY State Assembly on the "Last Tuesday of April" 1809
(Page 17) Includes: Records of the town survey - June 10, 1809
(Page 18) Includes: Records of the town survey - June 12, 1809
(Page 19) Includes: Road division March 27, 1810; Town officers chosen on April 3, 1810
(Page 20) Includes: Continuation of election results and other town business, April 3, 1810
(Page 21) Includes: "Estimate of votes" for NY State Assembly on the "Last Tuesday of April" 1810
(Page 22)  Includes "Estimates of votes" for NY State Offices and Senators on the "Last Tuesday of April", 1810
(Page 23) Includes: "Estimates of votes" for US Congress on the "Last Tuesday of April", 1810
(Page 24) Includes: Road survey 9/18/1810; Town officer election results April 1, 1811
(Page 25) Includes: Other town business April 1, 1811
(Page 26) Includes: Other town business April 1, 1811;  "Estimates of votes" for NY State Offices and Senators on the "Last Tuesday of April", 1811
(Page 27) Includes: "Estimate of votes" for NY State Assembly on the "Last Tuesday of April" 1811
(Page 28) Includes: Road survey 9/13/1811
(Page 29) Includes: Road survey 9/27/1811
(Page 30) Includes: Road survey 9/27/1811
(Page 31) Includes: Road survey 9/14/1811
(Page 32) Includes: Record of Newton births: Town officer election results April 7, 1812
(Page 33) Includes: Continuation of town officer election results and other town business April 7, 1812; Record of Balcom births
(Page 34) Includes: Record of votes for US Congress on  April 30, 1812
(Page 35) Includes: Record of votes for NY Senators on  April 30, 1812
(Page 36) Includes: Record of votes for NY Assembly Members on  April 30, 1812
(Page 37) Includes: Special town meeting 7/17/1812; Additions to the list of Jurymen; Road commissioners
(Page 38) Includes: Road survey 11/25/1812; Record of votes for US Congress on  Dec. 17, 1812
(Page 39) Includes: Record of votes for US Congress on  Dec. 17, 1812
(Page 40) Includes: Road commissioners 3/30/1813, 3/25/1815
(Page 41) Includes: Road commissioners 3/25/1815
(Page 42) Includes: Road commissioners 3/25/1815
(Page 43) BLANK
(Page 44) Includes: Town officer election results April 6, 1813
(Page 45) Includes: Continuation of town officer election results and other town business April 6, 1813
(Page 46) Includes: Special town meeting 5/27/1813
(Page 47) BLANK
(Page 48) Includes: Town officer election results "First Tuesday of April" 1814
(Page 49) Includes: Other town business, April 1814
(Page 50) Includes: Continuation of town officer election results and other town business April 1814
(Page 51) Includes: Town officer election results "First Tuesday of April" 1815
(Page 52) Includes: Continuation of town officer election results and other town business April 1815
(Page 53) Includes: Continuation of other town business April 1815
(Page 54) Includes: Town officer election results "First Tuesday of April" 1816
(Page 55) Includes: Continuation of town officer election results and other town business April 1816
(Page 56) Includes: Continuation of other town business April 1816; Road commissioners March 1817
(Page 57) Includes: Town officer election results at the "Annual Town Meeting" 1817
(Page 58) Includes: Continuation of town officer election results and other town business - 1817
(Page 59) Includes: Special town meeting June 25, 1817
(Page 60) Includes: Continuation of Special town meeting June 25, 1817; Road commissioners 12/3/1817, 3/31/1817, and 4/25/1818
(Page 61) Includes: Town officer election results at the "Annual Town Meeting" April 7, 1818
(Page 62) Includes: Continuation of town officer election results and other town business, April 7, 1818
(Page 63) Includes: Town officer election results at the "Annual Town Meeting" April 6, 1819; Road commissioners Oct. 17 1818
(Page 64) Includes:  the "Last Tuesday of April", 1813
(Page 65) Includes: Election results for NY State Assembly on the "Last Tuesday of April", 1813
(Page 66) Includes: Election results for NY State Assembly, NY State Offices, and Senators on May 1, 1817
(Page 67) Includes: Continuation of election results on May 1, 1817; Election results for congress on April 30, 1818
(Page 68) Includes: Election results for Senators and Assembly on April 30, 1818
(Page 69) Includes: Election results for Senators and Assembly on April 29, 1819
(Page 70) Includes: Road commissioners April 14, 1817
(Page 71) Includes: Road surveys June 24, 1819 and October 1, 1819; Road commissioners March 27, 1821 and April 3, 1821
(Page 72) Includes: Road commissioners May 4, 1821 and May 5, 1821
(Page 73) Includes: Road surveys March 26, 1822
(Page 74) BLANK
(Page 75) Includes: Town officer election results at the "Annual Town Meeting" April 4, 1820
(Page 76) Includes: Other town business April 4, 1820
(Page 77) Includes: Town officer election results at the "Annual Town Meeting" April 3, 1821
(Page 78) Includes: Other town business April 3, 1821
(Page 79) BLANK
(Page 79a) HAGUE SCHOOL DISTRICT MINUTES  1813 - 1822
(Page 80) Includes: School Commissioners September 10, 1813: District 1 and District 2
(Page 81) Includes: School Commissioners September 10, 1813: District 3
(Page 82) Includes: 11/2/1813 meeting between Hague and Ticonderoga school boards to set boundaries laid out on June 19, 1812
(Page 83) Includes: School Commissioners splitting District 2 on January 1, 1814
(Page 84) Includes: School Commissioners annexing properties in District 2 on November 26, 1813: School business April 7, 1812
(Page 85) Includes: School business April 27, 1815
(Page 86) Includes: for 1816
(Page 87) Includes: School Commissioners June 6, 1818 - created District 4 from Districts 1 and 2; District alterations Sept. 15, 1818
(Page 88) Includes: Continuation of District alterations Sept. 15, 1818; District alterations May 15, 18??
(Page 89) Includes: Common School business creating District 5 on March 26, 1822
(Page 90) BLANK
(Page 91) Includes: Town of Hague Earmarks March 23, 1822, May 30, 1823, May 31, 182?, March 31, 183? and December 31, 1833
(Page 91a) END

 

 

1) The History of Warren County, with illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Man and Pioneers. Edited by H. P. Smith. D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY. 1885

 

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