Fellows Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 86 page 212

This entry is part 60 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: 27 August 1913
Liber: 86
Page: 212
Location: Wexford County, MI
Grantor: Mrs. Belle Fellows of Cedar Creek, Wexford Co., MI
Grantee: Herbert Doolittle of Ann Arbor, MI
Witnesses: Charley Tinker, Isaac C. Wheeler, Notary Public
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 28 August 1913
Clerk/registrar: Slack
Location of land: Cedar Creek, Wexford, MI
Consideration: $1,300
Description: NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 Sect 5 T23N R10W

Belle’s tenure on this property in Cedar Creek was short-lived. She purchased on 21 March 1907 and sold on 27 Aug 1913. Comparing amounts on the deeds shows that she “earned” $200 for that period. It does not seem like a lot of money, until you think of it as 18.18 % of the beginning sale price of the property. I made a calculation at my favorite site for figuring value, Measuring Worth. According to the site, $1,100 in 1907 is equivalent to the following values in 1913:

$1,159.17 using the Consumer Price Index
$1,171.18 using the GDP deflator
$1,262.96 using the value of consumer bundle
$1,144.77 using the unskilled wage
$1,138.20 using the nominal GDP per capita
$1,271.86 using the relative share of GDP

We don’t know what improvements may have been made to the property between 1907 and 1913, so we can not really tell if Belle profited from the sale, or lost money after making considerable improvement.

The property didn’t move, but apparently Belle moved on. If you want to see the location of this land, you may view the map with the description of the purchase transaction.

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