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 April 1940|
|Grantor:||Fred V. Jewell & wife Mamie Jewell of Wexford Township, Wexford County, MI|
|Grantee:||Frank & Lila Fellows of Mesick, MI|
|Witnesses:||John Sparling, Lloyd Spencer|
|Type of deed:||Warranty|
|Rec’d and recording:||2 April 1940|
|Location of land:||Springville Township|
|Consideration:||$1 and other valuable consideration|
|Description:||Lots 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10, block 6, Crippens addition to the village of Sherman, MI|
I located this land using the Michigan Subdivision map for Crippen Addition, Sherman, Michigan. Frank and Lila did not purchase the entire block, but the largest part of it.
Sherman is a very small town, after losing the battle to remain the county seat in Wexford County, it became smaller, not larger. The booming town described by the 1889 Atlas of Wexford County, and shown below, can hardly be imagined by looking at the current Satellite view from Google.
From the 1889 Atlas1:
Today from Google:
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- 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.