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:||7 June 1879|
|Location:||Wexford County, MI|
|Grantor:||John Fenton & Susie Fenton of the township of Cedar Creek County of Wexford, state of Michigan|
|Grantee:||Mary Higgins of the same Place|
|Witnesses:||C.A. Lamb, A.J. Baudall|
|Type of deed:||Quit Claim|
|Rec’d and recording:||13 June 1879|
|Clerk/registrar:||C.J. Manktelow, Registrar|
|Location of land:||Wexford County, Michigan|
|Description:||Lot 2 Block H of Seaman & Maquestons addition to the village of Cedar Creek, now Manton|
The transaction recorded in Liber 7 page 497, of Wexford County Deeds shows that on 5 July 1878, John P. Fenton purchased interest in this property at a mortgage sale, for $183.50. It was an interesting purchase since Fenton was the mortgage holder, in addition to being the highest bidder at the mortgage sale.
Less than one year, later, Mary Higgins found the money to clear Fenton’s interest in her property. It appears that John P. Fenton and wife realized $13.00 less costs for their trouble.
A map showing the location of the lot is posted with the transaction in Liber 7 page 497.