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 with each post.
|Date:||5 Nov 1878|
|Location:||Cedar Creek Village, now Manton, MI|
|Grantor:||George W. Burdick and Mary J. Burdick|
|Witnesses:||E. VanAlstine, C.A. Lamb|
|Type of deed:||Warranty|
|Rec’d and recording:||23 Nov 1878|
|Location of land:||Wexford County, MI|
|Notes:||Lots 8, 9, and 10 of block B, Seaman & Maqueston’s village plat on the NW 1/4 Sec 10 T23N R9W|
George is transferring three of the lots he purchased on December, 1876, Liber 4, page 491 to his son-in-law, John Fenton. There were two John Fentons win Colfax Township, John P. and his father. Although this deed did not say, “John P. Fenton”, it could have not been his father who died about 1872. These lots are clearly shown on the map from the old Atlas.1
According to the 1880 census of Manton2, John Fenton was a “dealer in horses”, born Indiana, age 29. George W. Burdick resided in Colfax Township3, perhaps on the land described in the deed recorded in liber 2, page 403 of Wexford County deeds.
- E.L. Hayes, Atlas of Wexford County, Michigan / compiled by Eli L. Hayes from government surveys, county and township records, and personal investigations and observations (Chicago, Illinois: E.L. Hayes & Co. 1889), page 21, digital images, University of Michigan Library, Michigan County Histories and Atlases (http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009)
- “1880 United States Federal Census,” database, (Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 November 2009), entry for John Fenton, [b.] ca 1851, Roll T9_609; Family History Film: 1254609; Page: 469.2000; Enumeration District: 248; Image: 0671.
- “1880 United States Federal Census,” database, (Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 November 2009), entry for Geo W. Burdick, [b.] ca 1827, Roll T9_609; Family History Film: 1254609; Page: 479.1000; Enumeration District: 248; Image: 0690.