Fenton Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 101 page 433

This entry is part 50 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 with each post.

Date: 7 December 1932
Liber: 101
Page: 433
Location: Wexford County, Michigan
Grantor: H.H. Longstreet deceased by Alfred Fenton, administrator
Grantee: Myron Russ and Edna Russ, his wife
Type of deed: Probate order confirming sale
Rec’d and recording: 7 Dec 1932
Clerk/registrar: Johnson
Location of land: Colfax, Wexford
Consideration: $150
Notes: Alfred was previously granted a license to sell this land
Description: S 1/2 of the SE 1/4 Sec 16 AND the N/12 of the NW1/4 Sec 16 both in T23N R10W

This is the land that Alfred Fenton was granted a license to sell by the probate court. The deed which granted him the license was recorded in liber 101 page 180.

The land which Alfred Fenton was granted a license to sell was equal to 1/2 of Harmon and Susie’s real estate. The estimated value for the two 20 acre pieces was only $150, which is $3.75 an acre. In a drawing which I made from the old 1908 Atlas1, the two 20 acre parcels in section 16 are those which we sold in this deed.


  1. Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Standard atlas of Wexford County, Michigan : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county…patrons directory, reference business directory…/ assisted in record work and platting by E. A. Losie. Geo. A. Ogle & Co. (Chicago, IL : Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1908), page 45, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928168.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.
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