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:||29 April 1915|
|Location:||Wexford County, Michigan|
|Grantor:||Harmon H. Longstreet|
|Grantee:||Susie M. Longstreet|
|Witnesses:||Horace H. Hogue, Vera B. Hogue|
|Type of deed:||Warranty|
|Rec’d and recording:||30 April 1915|
|Location of land:||Colfax|
|Consideration:||$1 and other valuable consideration|
|Notes:||Harmon granting his wife 1/2 interest in his property.|
|Description:||S 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 AND N 12/ of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 both Sect 16; AND SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 9 All in T23N R10W|
According to the dower laws of Michigan, Harmon’s wife Susie was entitled to one-third of his property after his death. Harmon Longstreet must have wanted Susie to have half of the property, so he granted it to her legally.
This drawing constructed from the 1908 Atlas1 of Wexford County shows the holdings of Harmon Longstreet in Wexford County. The Atlas names the owner as “Herman” instead of “Harmon”.
- Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Standard atlas of Wexford County, Michigan : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county…patrons directory, reference business directory…/ assisted in record work and platting by E. A. Losie. Geo. A. Ogle & Co. (Chicago, IL : Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1908), page 45, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928168.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.