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Welcome to a website I created to provided information on the House Heirs Association of years 1889 to 1923.   The House Heirs at that time felt a real injustice had occurred on their ancestors,  Andrew V House and  his son John Valentine House,  when the United States Government failed to make payment on a 99 year lease for a large estate located in State of Maryland.  The organization held several meetings  around the eastern and mid-west states, appointed several investigation committees and asked all House Heirs to submit their family ancestry lists, if they felt they were related to John Valentine House.  Many House families of the time submitted letters,  some up to six pages in length, when making their claim.  The letters will be listed as found in the files,  and I hope no one is upset if a House relative talks about their family.  They all meant good and saw a real opportunity to have a better life,  as most  had experienced a difficult time around the turn of the century.  

It will take  time to build this website,  so I hope you will return from time to time as it is updated.  Any one having access to House Heirs Association files are welcome to contribute information.

My great great grandmother was Hannah House a direct descendent of Andrew V House.  Hope you find the House Heirs story interesting as it develops.