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 Fellows ancestors who resided in Wexford County, Michigan.
|Date:||26 October 1903|
|Location:||Wexford County, MI|
|Grantor:||Henry Fellows & wife Belle Fellows of Colfax, Wexford, Michigan|
|Grantee:||Elizabeth McClain of the same place|
|Witnesses:||Wm Jones, Isaac C. Wheeler|
|Type of deed:||Warranty|
|Rec’d and recording:||30 Oct 1903|
|Location of land:||Antioch Twp, Wexford Co., MI|
|Description:||W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 Sec 15 T23NR11 W 20 Acres|
I do not know how Belle and Henry acquired this land. I obviously have some work to do at the Wexford County Court House. I am planning two genealogy trips this sprint, and one is up to Wexford County. My list is getting longer. I do see the name Jones on the deed as a witness, a surname associated with Belle’s family. Belle’s mother was Miranda Jones, daughter of Robert and Savilla. It remains to be see if William Jones of Antioch Township, Michigan was related, or the name is a coincidence.
This map is taken from the old 1908 atlas of Wexford County1. Elizabeth McClain is not listed as an owner in 1908. You can enlarge to see the detail, with the family of Geo Jones owning 40 acres which would encompass the 20 referred to in this deed.
Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Standard atlas of Wexford County, Michigan : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county…patrons directory, reference business directory…/ assisted in record work and platting by E. A. Losie. Geo. A. Ogle & Co. (Chicago, IL : Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1908), page 45, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928168.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.