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 Fellows ancestors who resided in Wexford County, Michigan.
|Date:||29 October 1903|
|Location:||Wexford County, MI|
|Grantor:||Henry Fellows and Belle Fellows his wife, of Colfax, Wexford, MI|
|Grantee:||Elizabeth McCain of the same place|
|Witnesses:||Wm Jones, Isaac C. Wheeler|
|Type of deed:||Warranty|
|Rec’d and recording:||30 October 1903|
|Location of land:||Antioch Twp., Wexford Co., MI|
|Notes:||have no record of this purchase, need to research|
|Description:||W 1/2 of NE1/4 Sec 15 T23N R11W|
It is too bad that I didn’t go through these records sooner after I abstracted them. The first record I have in Wexford County for Henry and Belle Fellows is a sale, not a purchase. I am going to have a long list of goals when I can visit the Wexford Court house again.
What I noticed when I located this land in the old 1889 Atlas1 is that Merritt Winfield “Scott” Lamunion lived nearby; Scott was Belle Lamunion Fellows’ brother. You can see his name outlined in blue just below The red-outlined location of the purchase. Also, a Sylvester Gilbert owned 40 acres in the NW1/4 of the section; I also outlined that 40 acres in blue. One of the Fellows daughters married Charles Gilbert, who may have been connected with Sylvester. More investigation is required.
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 37; digital images, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.