Fellows Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 54 Page 359

This entry is part 89 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 Papa’s Fellows ancestors who resided in Wexford County, Michigan.


Date: 29 October 1903
Liber: 54
Page: 359
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
Clerk/registrar: Henry Hanson
Location of land: Antioch Twp., Wexford Co., MI
Consideration: $256
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.



  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. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.
Series NavigationFellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 29 page 363Abbott Land Records Wexford County Michigan Liber 4 page 197


  1. I didn’t know where else to post this so that you would see it.


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  2. Why, thank you Sheri. I appreciate your attention to detail, it must be the genealogist in you!

    • Terri K on February 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Happy blogaversary!
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