Fenton Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 34 page 537

This entry is part 48 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.

When I started posting my land record extractions, I divided them by families. Today, I dug through the section marked “Longstreet”, to see if I had a record for of Harmon H. Longstreet’s acquisition of the land in Section 16 and 9 of Colfax Township, Wexford County. I found two, this is the earliest one.

Date: 15 August 1892
Liber: 34
Page: 537
Location: Wexford County, Michigan
Grantor: Leverett E. McCardell & Samantha McCardell his wife
Grantee: Harmon Henry Longstreet of Colfax Township, Wexford County, Michigan
Witnesses: Henry Sill, Fred S. Lamb
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 16 August 1892 2:30 p.m.
Clerk/registrar: Samuel J. wall
Location of land: Colfax, Wexford, Michigan
Consideration: $100
Notes: “Excluding all claims except a mortgage dated April 1, 1891 now due $125, and taxes of 1890 and subsequent years.”
Description: N 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 Section 16, T23N R10W

Harmon Longstreet purchased the 20 acre lot on the west side of 29 1/4 road on this transaction, which I have marked with a blue \ on this section of the old 1908 Atlas.1


  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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