Fellows Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 87 page 383

This entry is part [part not set] 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: 15 July 1914
Liber: 87
Page: 383
Location: 383
Grantor: Lester E. Stone and Sarah E. Stone of Manton, MI
Grantee: Charles E. Tinker & Belle Tinker of Manton, MI
Witnesses: Addie Campbell, Guy W. Slack
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 15 July 1914
Clerk/registrar: Slack
Location of land: Colfax, Wexford, MI
Consideration: $1,800
Description: N1/2 of SE1/4 of NW1/4 and NE1/4 of NW1/4 Sec 16 T23N R10W abt 60 ac

Belle and Charlie lived on this piece of of land when M-in-L was a child. This deed shows why I believe it is important to leave no STONE unturned while researching your family. If you look back at the post I wrote about Charlie Tinker, you can see that Charlie and Belle married on 15 July 1914. Interesting this deed was recorded the same day Charlie and Belle married, apparently in a judge’s chambers at the courthouse. A closer look shows that Lester and Sarah Stone were the witnesses. Oh. Although Charlie Tinker’s obituary gave an earlier year for their marriage, I am convinced that the actual date was 15 July 1914.

One little postcard shows how valuable various fragments of evidence can become. In the collection from Belle’s box, I wrote about a postcard from Mrs. Stone, which was postmarked 31 July 1914. Looks like Belle and Charlie got a dog with the house and property!

The location is marked in red from the 1914 atlas of Wexford County1 which is online on a University of Michigan site. The blue outlined property was owned at various times by people associated with Belle. The northern most property was owned by Alfred Fenton, a brother-in-law of Belle’s daughter, Edna. Edna’s mother-in-law, Susie M. Burdick Fenton Longstreet and her husband Harmon H. Longstreet owned the remaining property outlined in blue.



  1. Standard Map Company., Atlas of Wexford County, Michigan : containing complete maps of all townships, names of property owners, maps of the county, city of Cadillac, United States and State of Michigan., Standard Map Company., Cadillac Evening News (Firm) (Cadillac, Mich.: Cadillac Evening News, c1914), page 20, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928167.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.
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    • Apple on March 13, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    It is very interesting that they purchased the land from the Stone’s and that the Stone’s were their witnesses. Makes you wonder if the wedding was planned or spur of the moment.
    .-= Apple´s last blog ..Sarah Ann Wisner Camfield – Marriage, Children and Migration =-.

  1. I don’t know if there was a wait between the license and the marriage back then, or not. But, the courthouse would have been about 12 miles, and the events were on the same day. Looks like killing two birds with one stone to me.

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