Fellows Family Land Records,Newaygo County, Michigan Liber 9 page 308

This entry is part 73 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 . This group pertain to Papa’s Fellows ancestors who resided in Newaygo County, Michigan.

Date: 18 Sept 1868
Liber: 9
Page: 308
Location: Newaygo County, MI
Grantor: Joel B. Fellows of Clyde, Sandusky Co., OH
Grantee: Andrew Baker of Ashland, Newaygo, MI
Witnesses: A.H. Giddings, H.H. Fellows
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 18 Sept 1868
Location of land: Ashland Twp., Newaygo Co., MI
Consideration: $1500
Notes: Joel purchased the 20 acre portion from the estate of Erastus Fellows.
Description: NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 and the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 Sec 13 T11N R13W

The Joel B. Fellows who lived in Clyde was somehow related to the Newaygo County Fellows family, but the exact relation has escaped me so far. Joel B. died in Newaygo County, Michigan on 21 January 1892, his death record reveals this information: Died on Jan 21, 1892, at Ashland, Joel B. Fellows, male, single, age 71 years, 8 months and 7 days, of Blood Poison, born New York, farmer, parents Erastus Fellows born New York and Eliza Fellows born New York.

Since Henry H. Fellows of Newaygo County, and Peter J. Fellows of Ionia County gave their parents as Erastus Fellows and Ruth Smith at various times, and also named siblings which did not include Joel, he does not seem to fit for a brother. He might be a half brother, an uncle, or a cousin. He lived in the same locations, and was associated with the Newaygo Fellows family through land transactions. Also, since Erastus G. Fellows’ second son was named Joel B., and since Henry H. Fellows, son of Erastus G, named one son Peter, some relationship seems more that likely.

The location of this land is illustrated on the Ashland Township map from the old Newaygo County Atlas1.



  1. C. O. Titus, Atlas of Newaygo County, Michigan / compiled and drawn for the publisher by E. L. Hayes ; H. H. Avery, assistant, W. B. Patterson, assistant. (Philadelphia, PA : C.O. Titus c1880), page 37, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3927793.0001.001 : accessed 15 February 2010.
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