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 . This group pertain to Papa’s Fellows ancestors who resided in Newaygo County, Michigan.
|Date:||11 Aug 1877|
|Location:||Newaygo County, MI|
|Grantor:||Aldis G. Rich and Maria Rich his wife of Dowagiac, MI|
|Grantee:||Henry Fellows of Newaygo Co MI|
|Witnesses:||Sanford Brown and M.S. Angell for Aldis Rich. James Alle and Geo W. Andrews for Maria Rich|
|Type of deed:||Quit Claim|
|Rec’d and recording:||31 March 1880|
|Location of land:||Ashland, Newaygo, MI|
|Notes:||E 1/2 of the SW 1/4 Sec 13 T11N R13W except that part occupied by the Grand Rapids, Newaygo & Lake Shore railroad and also one acre of land out of the NW corner. Also the E1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Sec 24 T11N R13W|
I do not know what claim Mr. and Mrs. Rich had on this land, but it is possible that it was purchased on a land contract, or that money was borrowed from them to buy this. In any event, Henry H. Fellows received title to the Riches interest in the property under this deed.
The location of this land is illustrated on a portion of the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1 .
- C. O. Titus, Atlas of Newaygo County, Michigan / compiled and drawn for the publisher by E. L. Hayes ; H. H. Avery, assistant, W. B. Patterson, assistant. (Philadelphia, PA : C.O. Titus c1880), page 41, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3927793.0001.001 : accessed 15 February 2010.