Fenton Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 101 page 180

This entry is part 47 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 Fenton ancestors who resided in Wexford County, Michigan.


Date: 7 Dec 1932
Liber: 101
Page: 180
Location: Wexford County, Michigan
Grantor: Probate Court of Wexford County, MI
Grantee: Alfred Fenton
Witnesses: ————–
Type of deed: License to sell real estate
Rec’d and recording: 7 Dec 1932
Clerk/registrar: Johnson
Location of land: Wexford County, MI
Consideration: $100 bond
Notes: Alfred T. Fenton, a son of Susie M. Burdick Fenton Longstreet was granted a license to dispose of land in the estate of his step-father, Harmon H. Longstreet. Value of land: $150; Bond: 100
Description: S 1/2 of the SE 1/4 Sec 16 AND the N/12 of the NW1/4 Sec 16 both in T23N R10W

Harmon Longstreet died 28 June 1981, and his wife Susie lived several more months, passing away on 20 December 1931.

I discussed these parcels yesterday, which were also listed in the deed recorded in Liber 89, page 582. The land which Alfred Fenton was granted a license to sell was equal to 1/2 of Harmon and Susie’s real estate. The estimated value for the two 20 acre pieces was only $150, which is $3.75 an acre. In a drawing which I made from the old 1908 Atlas1, the two parcels in section 16 are those which are described in this deed.


  1. Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Standard atlas of Wexford County, Michigan : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county…patrons directory, reference business directory…/ assisted in record work and platting by E. A. Losie. Geo. A. Ogle & Co. (Chicago, IL : Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1908), page 45, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928168.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.
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