Burdick Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 8 page 168

This entry is part 9 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: 5 Nov 1878
Liber: 8
Page: 168
Location: Cedar Creek, now Manton
Grantor: John P. Fenton and Susie M. Fenton his wife
Grantee: Mary J. Burdick
Witnesses: George Fenton, Salina Fenton
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 23 Nov 1878
Clerk/registrar: C. J. Manktelow
Location of land: Wexford Co mi
Consideration: $75
Notes: Susie is Mary J. Burdick’s daughter
Description: Lots 8, 9, & 10 block B Seamons & Maqueston’s village plat in the N 1/4 Sec 10 T23N R9W

I have been scratching my head over this deed, and the previous two. Although John Fenton was listed on the 1880 census as a horse trader, more than one person appears to be doing a little horse trading. I needed a visual to understand, so here goes:

Recorded in 8-167 8-168 8-174
Date signed 5 Nov 1878 5 Nov 1878 18 Nov 1878
Date recorded 23 Nov 1878 23 Nov 1878 19 Nov 1878
Grantor Geo & Mary Burdick John & Susie Fenton Geo & Mary Burdick
Grantee John Fenton Mary J. Burdick Susie Fenton
Land Block B lots 8, 9, 10 Block B Lots 8, 9, 10 Block B Lot 3

For reasons I do not understand, George W. Burdick wanted lots 8,9 and 10 in his wife’s name, and could not, or would not transfer them directly to her. I guess Lot 3 is where Susie and John were living in Manton in 1880, when George and Mary J. were out in Colfax township.

Series NavigationBurdick Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 8 page 174Burdick Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 9 page 332

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