Apr 20

Fellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 34 page 544

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.

Date: 4 April 1882
Liber: 34
Page: 544
Location: Newaygo Co., MI
Grantor: Henry H. Fellows & Belle Fellows his wife of Ashland, Newaygo, MI
Grantee: Joel B. Fellows of the same place
Witnesses: John Newman, H.H. Fellows
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 4 Oct 1882
Clerk/registrar: Taylor
Location of land: Ashland, Newaygo, MI
Consideration:
Notes:
Description:

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. This is the land which Henry H. (b ca 1859) purchased from his uncle, also Henry H. (b. ca 1839) just after the younger Henry turned 21.

I do not know which Joel B. Fellows purchased this land from the younger Henry H. Fellows. There is evidence two men by that name resided in Newaygo County. At the time of the 1880 census, Joel Fellows, the younger brother of Henry H. Fellows “Jr.”, was enumerated as a boarder, “Works in Woods” in Alleyton, Newaygo Co., MI. This younger Joel and the younger Henry were sons of Erastus G. Fellows and Mary Scofield. This Joel was born 9 October 1860, according the his father’s pension file, and would have been over 21 and old enough to purchase land in April, 1882.

Also on the 1880 census, the following listing appears in Ashland in the home of James M. Britton, family 22, dwelling 22: Fellows, J.B., white, male, 58, boarding, single, no occupation, born New York, both parents born Connecticut. This man may be the same Joel who purchased property from the estate of Erastus G. Fellows, the father of the younger Joel. He also appears on the 1884 census of Newaygo County, and his death is recorded in Ashland Township, Newaygo County, MI 21 January, 1892.

I will need to make a very thorough review of the land records and probate records to determine which Joel purchased this land.

The location of this land is illustrated on the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1.

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  1. 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.

Apr 19

Fellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 34 page 288

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.

Date: 4 April 1882
Liber: 34
Page: 288
Location: Newaygo Co., MI
Grantor: Henry H. Fellows and Melissa J. Fellows his wife of Ashland, Newaygo, MI
Grantee: Henry H. Fellows Jr., of the same place
Witnesses: John Newman, Joel B. Fellows
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 1 June 1882
Clerk/registrar: Geo. E. Taylor
Location of land: Grant Township, Newaygo Co., MI
Consideration: $800
Notes:
Description: E1/2 of the NE 1/4 Sec 7 T11N R12W

I have not discovered the deed which shows Henry H. (b ca 1839) purchasing this land. However, on the 1880 atlas he si shown as the owner of the SW 1/4 of the piece. Once again, Henry’s nephew is listed as, Henry H. Fellows, Jr.”.

The location of this land is illustrated on the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1, you may click to enlarge the thumbnail and see a larger view.

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  1. 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.

Apr 18

Fellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 29 page 196

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.

Date: 9 Aug 1879
Liber: 29
Page: 196
Location: Newaygo, MI
Grantor: Henry H. Fellows & Malissa (sic) J., his wife of Ashland, Newaygo, MI
Grantee: John Rayner of the same place
Witnesses: Joseph G.S. Satterlee, Wm. H. Hall
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 20 March 1880
Clerk/registrar: G.E. Taylor
Location of land: Ashland, Newaygo
Consideration: $265.00
Notes:
Description: see below

A part of Section 13, T11N R13W beginning at the SW corner of the E 1/2 of the SW 1/2, then running E 61 rods, then N 20 rods 4 ft, then W 61 rods, then S 20 rods 4 ft to the beginning, excluding 7 rods square in the SW corner for the Advent Church of Ashland.

The location of this land is illustrated on the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1. This is the strip below the lot sold to Henry H. Fellows, Jr., on this deed. You can see a larger view by clicking on the thumbnail. Mr. Raynor owned the land at the time the information for this atlas was gathered, his name appears on the plat.

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  1. 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.

Apr 17

Fellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 21 page 630

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
Liber: 21
Page: 630
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
Clerk/registrar: G.E. Taylor
Location of land: Ashland, Newaygo, MI
Consideration: $600
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.

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  1. 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.

Apr 16

Fellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 23 page 428

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.

Date: 11 Aug 1877
Liber: 23
Page: 428
Location: Newaygo County, MI
Grantor: Aldis G. Rich and Maria Rich his wife of Dowagiac, MI
Grantee: Henry Fellows of Newaygo Co MI
Witnesses: Sanford Brown and M.S. Angell for Aldis Rich. James Alle and Geo W. Andrews for Maria Rich
Type of deed: Quit Claim
Rec’d and recording: 31 March 1880
Clerk/registrar: G.E. Taylor
Location of land: Ashland, Newaygo, MI
Consideration: $425
Notes: E 1/2 of the SW 1/4 Sec 13 T11N R13W except that part occupied by the Grand Rapids, Newaygo & Lake Shore railroad and also one acre of land out of the NW corner. Also the E1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Sec 24 T11N R13W
Description:

I do not know what claim Mr. and Mrs. Rich had on this land, but it is possible that it was purchased on a land contract, or that money was borrowed from them to buy this. In any event, Henry H. Fellows received title to the Riches interest in the property under this deed.

The location of this land is illustrated on a portion of the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1 .

 

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  1. 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.

Apr 15

Fellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 21 page 604

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.

Date: 25 Aug 1879
Liber: 21
Page: 604
Location: Newaygo Co., MI
Grantor: Henry H. Fellows & Malissa J. Fellows his wife of Ashland, Newaygo, MI
Grantee: John H. Simmons of the same place
Witnesses: James Barton, Kate E. Clark
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 25 Aug 1879
Clerk/registrar: G.E. Taylor
Location of land: Grant Twp., Newaygo Co.
Consideration: $453.33
Notes:
Description: W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of Sec 7 T11H R12W 80 acres

When I am able to return to the Newaygo County Court House in White Cloud, I will have a goal of getting a more complete picture of the Fellows land transactions in the area. The location of the land Henry and Melissa sold under this deed is illustrated on the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1.

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  1. 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 27, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3927793.0001.001 : accessed 15 February 2010.

Apr 14

Fellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 21 page 539

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.

Date: 9 Oct 1878
Liber: 21
Page: 539
Location: Newaygo County, MI
Grantor: Joel B. Fellows of Newaygo County, MI
Grantee: Anson H. Nobels & Charles Nobels of Barry Co., MI
Witnesses: Wm. Downing, James Barton
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 18 Nov 1878
Clerk/registrar: Persons
Location of land: Ashland Township, Newaygo Co., MI
Consideration: $450
Notes:
Description: W 1/2 of the NW 1/4 Sec 8 T11N R12W

The location of this land is illustrated by the blue outline on the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1. Joel maintained possession of the 120 acre piece in the NE 1/4 of Section 8 at least until the information for the 1880 atlas was gathered.

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  1. 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.

Apr 13

Fellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 21 page 404

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.

Date: 10 Aug 1877
Liber: 21
Page: 404
Location: Newaygo Co., MI
Grantor: Henry H. Fellows & Melissa Jane Fellows his wife of Ashland, Newaygo, MI
Grantee: Abijah M. Eady of the same place
Witnesses: Samuel W. Peterson and Richard Eady
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 11 Aug 1877
Clerk/registrar: Persons
Location of land: Newaygo Co., MI
Consideration: $225
Notes:
Description:

Henry H. Fellows (b. ca 1839) was very active in the land records of Newaygo County. I hope I can obtain extractions for the rest of his transactions at some time in the future, there are many more than those I did obtain.

The location of this land is illustrated on the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1 .

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  1. 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.

Apr 12

Fellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 17 page 413

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.

Date: 24 Sept 1873
Liber: 17
Page: 413
Location: Newaygo Co., MI
Grantor: William Addis & wife of Grand Rapids, MI
Grantee: Joel B. Fellows of Ashland, Newaygo Co., MI
Witnesses: G. Chase Godwin, Arthur R. Morgan
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 27 Sept 1873
Clerk/registrar: Persons
Location of land: Newaygo Co., MI
Consideration: $225.00
Notes:
Description: S 1/2 of the SE 1/3 and the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 Sec 5 T11N R12W

Grant Township lies just to the east of Ashland Township, where many of the land transactions for the Fellows family occurred. I have suspected that Joel made speculative investments in land in Newaygo County, since I believe he lived in Sandusky Township, Seneca Co., Ohio for many years. However, this deed suggests he was a resident of Newaygo County when the deed was executed. Another tidbit for my investigation.

The location of this land is illustrated on the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1 .

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  1. 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 27, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3927793.0001.001 : accessed 15 February 2010.

Apr 11

Fellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 18 page 636

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.

Date: 23 April 1873
Liber: 18
Page: 636
Location: Newaygo Co., MI
Grantor: Francis Smith & Edwin G. Comstock
Grantee: Henry Scofield
Witnesses: Daniel Erwin, C. McLaughlin
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 16 March 1877
Clerk/registrar: Persons
Location of land: Fremont Center, Newaygo Co., MI
Consideration: $133
Notes: Scofield was Henry H. (b ca 1858) father-in-law
Description: Lots 2,3,12,13 of Block 1, Fremont Center, Newaygo, MI

I have very little information with regard to Mary Scofield, the wife of Henry H. Fellows. Henry Scofield was Papa’s 3rd great-grandfather. I did notice this deed several years ago when I was collecting information in Newaygo County. I am glad I have this clue to pursue as I extend research on Mary and her family.

The location of this land is illustrated on the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1 .

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  1. 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 72, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3927793.0001.001 : accessed 15 February 2010.

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