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 . This group pertain to Papa’s Fellows ancestors who resided in Newaygo County, Michigan.
I do not know when Joel B. Fellows obtained this land, and I am also not sure of the relationship of Joel B. Fellows with Henry H. (b ca 1839), Erastus G.(b ca 1835)., and Peter J. (b ca 1840) I suspect that he was an uncle, but that is based on his age in relation to them, and the fact that some of the orphans of Erastus Fellows (d. 1843) lived in the same household as Joel in 1850. Henry H, our ancestor, was the son of Erastus G., b. ca 1835.
The location of this land is illustrated in relationship to the other deeds I have analyzed for these families, on the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1. The older deeds, marked in blue on the map are are:
W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Sec 13 T11N R13W purchased by Erastus G. Fellows on 14 July 1859.
NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 24 T11N R13W purchased by Henry H. Fellows (b. ca 1839), on 10 Dec 1861, recorded in 1876.
W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Sec 13 T11N R13W by Joel B. Fellows (b. ca 1820) on 4 March 1867 from the estate of Erastus G. Fellows, executor Henry H. Fellows (b. ca 1839) on 4 March 1867.
The land sold by Joel to Peter is marked in red on the map. You can see a larger version by clicking on the thumbnail.
- C. O. Titus, Atlas of Newaygo County, Michigan / compiled and drawn for the publisher by E. L. Hayes ; H. H. Avery, assistant, W. B. Patterson, assistant. (Philadelphia, PA : C.O. Titus c1880), page 37, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3927793.0001.001 : accessed 15 February 2010.