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 early residents of Wexford County, Michigan with the surname Abbott. Papa’s second great-grandmother was Mary Jane Abbott; I have undertaken a study of the early Abbott deeds to look for connections to her and her family. I know that her brother Erastmus D. [E.D.] Abbott was in Wexford County, but have not connected any others to her at this time.
|Date:||18 Oct 1875|
|Location:||Traverse City, MI|
|Grantor:||The United States|
|Grantee:||John R. Abbott|
|Type of deed:||US Land Grant|
|Rec’d and recording:||18 Oct 1875|
|Location of land:||Colfax, Wexford Co, MI|
|Consideration:||$8 (second payment)|
|Description:||SE 1/4 of Sec 22 T23N R10W|
This land is more in proximity to Papa’s Abbott and Burdick ancestors’ land. On this section of the old 1889 atlas1, the land purchased by John R. Abbott is marked in red. Papa’s Fenton and Fellows ancestors owned land within the blue outlined area, a little later on. Ross P. Fenton was the grandson of Mary Jane Abbott. The land owned by George Washington Burdick and wife Mary Jane Abbott was further north near the township line. The land marked “Geo Burdick” on this map was owned by the “other” Burdick family, with whom I have not found a connection.
- 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), page 29; digital images, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 28 April 2010.