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 frequently, but probably not every day. This group pertain to Papa’s Fenton ancestors who resided in Wexford County, Michigan.
|Date:||12 April 1878|
|Grantor:||Auditor General of Michigan, Ralph Ely|
|Grantee:||John Fenton of Manton, Wexford, MI|
|Witnesses:||Rob McDougel, Edith McDougel|
|Type of deed:||State Tax Land Deed|
|Rec’d and recording:||21 May 1878 8 a.m.|
|Location of land:||Wexford Co MI|
|Description:||S1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec 32 T24N R10W|
“John Fenton” in this deed refers to John P. Fenton, his father also named John Fenton died in 1872. John paid the 1874 back taxes on this land on 12 April 1878. H.R. Sturtevant is show as the owner of this land, which is in Greenwood Township, in the 1889 Atlas1 of Wexford County. Greenwood borders Colfax township on the north. You may click to enlarge this thumbnail and see a larger view.
- 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 , Eli L. Hayes, (Chicago, Ill.: E.L. Hayes & Co., 1889), page 31; digital images, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.