Abbott Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 4 page 98

This entry is part 91 of 99 in the series Deeds in the Family

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: 13 March 1878
Liber: 4
Page: 98
Location: Wexford Co MI
Grantor: E.D. Abbott & Wife
Grantee: Perry Hannah
Witnesses: Jennie Skinner, Leroy T. Chamssionis
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 10 April 1878
Clerk/registrar: Perry Hannah
Location of land: Antioch, Wexford, MI
Consideration: $110
Notes: Erasmus was Susie Burdick’s uncle.
Description: Starting at a point 38 rods east and 22 rods south of the NW corner of Section 6 T23N R11W and running south 8 rods, west 4 rods, north 8 rods and east 4 rods to the start

This is the same piece of land described on the deed I analyzed (to death) yesterday. That deed was dated 6 April 1875 and recorded 7 April 1875, and this one was three years later. I do not know if the Anson and Eliza Hanna on the previous deed were connected to Perry Hannah on this deed, but it seems likely. Here is the location, marked on the old 1889 atlas1, in case you do not want to look back.


  1. 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. : accessed 28 April 2010.
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