Burdick Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 14 page 633

This entry is part 15 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: 4 Sept 1885
Liber: 14
Page: 633
Location: Wexford Co., MI
Grantor: George W. Burdick of Colfax, Wexford, MI
Grantee: Norman A. Reynolds of State and county aforesaid
Witnesses: Edward Cox, justice of peace; Milton Cox
Type of deed: Quit Claim
Rec’d and recording: 5 Sept 1885
Clerk/registrar: Geo A Cummer
Location of land: Greenwood, Wexford, Michigan
Consideration: $200
Notes: Norman A. Reynolds was a nephew of Mary Jane Abbott Burdick, George’s wife.
Description: NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sec 33; an undivided half of N 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec 22 all T24N R10W

Burdick purchased interest in the first piece of land in a tax sale on the deed I have previously described, which is recorded in Liber 13, page 184 of Wexford County, Michigan deeds. George Burdick and John Fenton purchased the second piece on a deed recorded in Liber 14, Page 617. George only sold 1/2 interest to N. A. Reynolds, since he only owned 1/2 interest. After this transaction, N. A. Reynolds and John Fenton shared interest in that piece.

Here is my doctored diagram based on pages from the old Atlas1, it is a thumbnail, click to enlarge.

after 14-633

A little more about the relationship between Erasmus Abbott, N.A. Reynolds, George W. Burdick, and Mary Jane Abbott.

Orson Abbott and Nancy Hughson had a family of at least 5 children, of those, these have connections to these land records.

Phoebe, born about 1830-1835 married Norman Reynolds, N. A. Reynolds was their son. Mary Jane, born 1836, married George W. Burdick. Erasmus, born June 1838, married twice and lived for quite some time in Wexford County.


  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 (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 2 November 2009.
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