Fenton Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 7 page 25

This entry is part 27 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: 9 July 1877
Liber: 7
Page: 25
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: SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Sec 12 T23N R9W

Once again, John P. Fenton is selling land. John P was the son of John and Eliza.  I must have missed the deed which showed his purchase of this land. This particular 40 acre piece is in Cedar Creek Township, south and west of Manton. You can enlarge this thumbnail, which is from the 1889 Atlas1 by clicking on it.


I can’t help noticing the name Sarah Abbott on the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4. More investigation would be necessary to find out if this is Erastmus’ wife. When I copied the information from the deeds in Wexford County, I was not interested in the name “Abbott” as I am now.

  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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