Fenton Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 7 page 26

This entry is part 28 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: 1 July 1877
Liber: 7
Page: 26
Location: Wexford Co, MI
Grantor: John Fenton & Susie Fenton his wife
Grantee: Samuel Carpenter of Deerfield, Lenawee Co., MI
Witnesses: William Beach, Ezra Hager
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 11 July 1877 11 a.m.
Clerk/registrar: Manktelow
Location of land: Wexford Co., MI
Consideration: $175
Description: SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Sec 12 T23N R9W

On this deed, John P. Fenton is selling the 40 next to the the one I described yesterday. The old atlas printed in 1889 shows Sarah Abbott as the owner of this 40, perhaps she purchased it from Carpenter. You can enlarge this thumbnail, which is from the 1889 Atlas1 by clicking on it. The blue outline represents the land sold on 7-25, and the red represents that sold on the deed recorded in 7-26.


  1. E.L. Hayes & Co., Atlas of Wexford County, Michigan / compiled by Eli L. Hayes from government surveys, county and township records, and personal investigations and observations , Eli L. Hayes, (Chicago, Ill.: E.L. Hayes & Co., 1889), page 19; digital images, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 2 November 2009.
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