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:||15 May 1878|
|Location:||Wexford County, Michigan|
|Grantor:||John P. Fenton & Susie Fenton his wife of Manton, Wexford County MI|
|Grantee:||F Bryan Coulter? and Samuel S. Walker comprising the firm of Coulter & Walter of St. Johns Michigan|
|Witnesses:||C.A. Lamb, Thomas Hall|
|Type of deed:||Warranty|
|Rec’d and recording:||29 May 1880|
|Location of land:||Wexford County, Michigan|
|Notes:||“except a certain mortgage executed by Eliza Thurston known as Eliza Fenton to Emily A. Tower and assigned to John E. Tower, the consideration being $400 and subject to taxes for 1878.”|
|Description:||S1/2 of the NE1/4 Sec 12 T23N R10W|
This is the original homestead filing of John Fenton, who migrated from Indiana to Michigan ca 1874. Eliza (John) Fenton Thurston later perfected the claim. The land is shown as being owned by “Walker & White” on the old 1889 atlas of Wexford County1. You may enlarge this thumbnail of a portion of the Colfax Township map from the atlas.
- 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), 29; digital images, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.