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 have more than a passing interest in this deed, which conveys land between the older Henry Fellows and the younger one. In this case, the Jr., does mean younger, not, “My son with the same name”.
|Date:||4 Aug 1879|
|Location:||Newaygo County, MI|
|Grantor:||Henry H. Fellows & Malissa J. Fellows, his wife of Ashland, Newaygo, MI|
|Grantee:||Henry J. Fellows, Jr of the same place|
|Witnesses:||Joseph Saterlee, Wm. H. Hall|
|Type of deed:||Warranty|
|Rec’d and recording:||13 Oct 1879|
|Location of land:||Ashland, Newaygo, MI|
|Notes:||the younger Henry turned 21 on 3 August 1879|
|Description:||portions of the E 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Sec 13, T11N R13W|
The land conveyed was: All of the E 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 13, T11N R13W that is south of the state road running through said land except a strip on the south end starting at the SW corner and running north 20 rods and 4 feet, then east to the Newaygo & Lake Shore RR, then on the line of the RR S 20 rods and 4 ft., then west to the start.
Henry Fellows purchased this land the day after he turned 21 years of age. Also, it is interesting that Henry Fellows and Belle Lamunion were married on 16 August 1879, just a few days after Henry purchased this property from his uncle.
The location of the land is illustrated on the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1. You can enlarge 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 41, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3927793.0001.001 : accessed 15 February 2010.