Tag: Abbott

The “Other” Burdick Family

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Deeds from other families

When I began my search for Papa’s Burdick ancestors, It only took a couple of census searches to find some unfamiliar names. How were the unfamiliar, and why did I wonder how they fit into our family puzzle? I had a family history which was written by a cousin of Papa’s. I guess the document …

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Liber 2 Page 403 What Does the Deed Tell Me?

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Land Records

Here are the basic facts from the transcription of the deed recorded in Liber 2 page 403 of Wexford County Deeds. The Grantor, Erasmus D. Abbott, of Sherman, Wexford, County, Michigan The Grantee: George W. Burdick of Cedar Creek, Wexford County, Michigan The witnesses: Oscar Barnes, a justice of the peace and William Briggs A …

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Liber 2 Page 403 Land Records, what next?

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Land Records

I am writing a little about my experience working with deed records, using Wexford County, Michigan as an example. After I had collected a list of the names and location of the records, I started through the deed record books using my form. It might be helpful to explain that although recording this information directly …

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