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 Fenton ancestors who resided in Wexford County, Michigan.
|Date:||2 May 1878|
|Grantor:||Auditor General of Michigan Ralph Ely|
|Grantee:||John Fenton of Manton, Wexford, MI|
|Witnesses:||Aluaus Heruly, Margaret O’Donnell|
|Type of deed:||State Tax Land Deed|
|Rec’d and recording:||285 May 1878|
|Location of land:||Wexford Co., MI|
|Description:||SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 and the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sec 32, T24N R10W|
This deed again refers to John P. Fenton, his father John Fenton died in 1872. This is the same land as described in the deed recorded in Liber 7 page 439, which was for the 1874 taxes. For reasons I do not understand, it is described as two 40 acre pieces, instead of an 80 as it was described on the previous deed. If you enlarge this thumbnail created from the 1889 Atlas1, you can see both pieces.
- E.L. Hayes & Co., Atlas of Wexford County, Michigan / compiled by Eli L. Hayes from government surveys, county and township records, and personal investigations and observations , Eli L. Hayes, (Chicago, Ill.: E.L. Hayes & Co., 1889), page 31; digital images, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.