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.
This is something a little different.
|Date:||4 Feb 1880|
|Location:||Colfax Township, Wexford Co., MI|
|Grantor:||William Backus of Chicago Illinois by C.A. Lamb of Manton Wexford County MI his Attorney In Fact|
|Grantee:||Mary J. Burdick|
|Witnesses:||W.P. Smith; D.K. Bellis|
|Type of deed:||Quit Claim|
|Rec’d and recording:||21 Feb 1880|
|Location of land:||Greenwood, Wexford MI|
|Description:||The NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Sec 28 and the SW1/4 of the SE1/4 Sec 15 all in T24N R10W|
Mary J. Burdick has purchased whatever claim William Backus has to the land described above. I am not in Wexford County, or I would run to the courthouse and find out what that claim is. The next few deeds will help explain what happened. For now, here is the land, and you can also see the relationship of the the land to the Burdick homestead in Colfax Township, just to the south. I pasted portions of the two township maps from the Atlas1 together. I drew a dashed line where I pasted the townships together; Greenwood is north of Colfax. This is a thumbnail, you may see a larger view by clicking on it.
You can also note that when the atlas was published in 1889, Mary J. Burdick did own the land in question.
- 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), page 29; digital images, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.