I am posting information gleaned from land records in the areas where our family’s ancestors resided. You can read more about this project in the overview. You may also check my deed record listing, which I will update with each post.
I have elected to post all the deeds related to George W. Burdick and his family first.
|Date:||28 Dec 1876|
|Location:||Wexford Co. MI|
|Grantor:||Warren Seaman & Mary Seaman his wife of Cedar Creek, Wexford, MI|
|Grantee:||George W. Burdick of the same place|
|Witnesses:||Ezra Harper, Meda or Neda Moffit|
|Type of deed:||Warranty|
|Rec’d and recording:||29 Dec 1876, 9 a.m.|
|Location of land:||Wexford Co. MI|
|Description:||Lots 8,9,& 10 of block B and an undivided 1/2 interest in lots 3 & 4 block B in Seaman & Maqueston village plot in the NW 1/4 of Section 10 T23N, R9W according to survey on file.|
I have used a map from the 1889 Wexford County Atlas1 posted on the Michigan County Histories and Atlases site to illustrate the location of block B in Seaman and Maqueston’s village plot. This is a thumbnail, you may see a larger view by clicking it.
A closer look at block B reveals that lots 8-10 are conveniently located on “Seaman St.”, which is now known as Michigan Avenue. Michigan Avenue is also old US 131; the new expressway named US 131 bypassed Manton. The lots for which Burdick received 1/2 interest are located on First Street. One block north of First Street is the section line, running along the section line is “Main Street”, also known as 16 mile road. Until recently this road was known as M-42; but the state of Michigan has turned control back to Wexford County. The corner of Michigan and Main is the “main” downtown corner in Manton.
- E.L. Hayes & Co., Atlas of Wexford County, Michigan / compiled by Eli L. Hayes from government surveys, county and township records, and personal investigations and observations (Chicago, Ill.: E.L. Hayes & Co., 1889), 21; digital images, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.