Category Archive: Papa’s Ancestors

People from Papa's family

Oct 28

Liber 2 Page 403 What Does the Deed Tell Me?

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

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Land RecordsHere 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: …

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Oct 27

Liber 2 Page 403 Land Records, what next?

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

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Land RecordsI 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 …

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Oct 23

Wexford County Deeds

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Land RecordsSeveral years ago I read some deed indices in Wexford County, Michigan, looking for transactions for our ancestors. Papa had to travel to Cadillac, the county seat and our former home, for work, so I just hitched a ride and had him drop me …

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Oct 02

Walton Cemetery, Grand Traverse County Michigan

This entry is part 57 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 57 of 60 in the series CemeteriesThis cemetery is just west of US 131, about 2 20 miles south of Kalkaska. Walton Junction is a ghost town, little remains of the once thriving logging community. I consulted a book of cemetery transcriptions at the library in Kalkaska, which listed lot A …

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Oct 01

Chartiers Cemetery, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

This entry is part 56 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 56 of 60 in the series CemeteriesIn July, 2007, Papa and I spent a week in Pennsylvania, searching for information on his elusive Warren ancestors. One day, we drove south through Pittsburgh to this very large cemetery where some of his ancestors are buried. I wrote a letter to this cemetery …

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Sep 28

Soper Cemetery, Colfax Township, Wexford County Michigan – Fenton

This entry is part 53 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 53 of 60 in the series CemeteriesThis is the cemetery we visit most often. I am posting the gravesites for those who are associated with Papa’s family by surname. Fenton Alfred Thurston and Hazel Jeanette (Tossey) Fenton. Alfred was Papa’s granduncle, a brother of Papa’s grandfather, Ross Fenton. Papa’s grandparents, Ross …

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Sep 27

Soper Cemetery, Colfax Township, Wexford County Michigan – Fellows

This entry is part 52 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 52 of 60 in the series CemeteriesThis is the cemetery we visit most often. I am posting the gravesites for those who are associated with Papa’s family by surname. Fellows Brenda Fellows, Papa’s second cousin Loren and Edith (Watson) Fellows Loren was Papa’s first cousin, once removed, he and Edith were …

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Sep 26

Soper Cemetery, Colfax Township, Wexford County Michigan – Burdick

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This entry is part 51 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 51 of 60 in the series CemeteriesThis is the cemetery we visit most often. I am posting the gravesites for those who are associated with Papa’s family by surname. Burdick These four graves are near a large tree, and nearly 40 years ago, when I first saw them, two of the …

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Sep 25

Soper Cemetery, Colfax Township, Wexford County, Michigan – Barnes

This entry is part 50 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 50 of 60 in the series CemeteriesThis is the cemetery we visit most often. I am posting the gravesites for those who are associated with Papa’s family by surname. Barnes Percy and Emma Longstreet Barnes. Emma was Papa’s grandaunt. Gregory R. Barnes Lester and Vera (Tidy) Barnes

Sep 15

Meauwataka Cemetery, Meauwataka Michigan

This entry is part 40 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 40 of 60 in the series CemeteriesThe cemetery is just west of Meauwataka. These graves are for cousins of Papa, or others with close associations to the family and neighborhood. Each underlined word leads to a photo. Use your browser’s back button after viewing any photo. Fenton Hazel Goff Fenton, (1891-1910), …

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