Fenton Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 8 page 561

This entry is part 33 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: 2 July 1878
Liber: 8
Page: 561
Location: Jackson County, MI
Grantor: Eliza Thurston, formerly Eliza Fenton of Albion, Calhoun County, MI
Grantee: John P. Fenton of Wexford County and State aforesaid
Witnesses: John Darling, E. Darling
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 24 July 1878
Clerk/registrar: Manktelow
Location of land: Wexford County, MI
Consideration: $600.00
Notes: “except a certain mortgage executed by Eliza Thurston known as Eliza Fenton to Emily A. Tower and assigned to John E. Tower, the consideration being $400 and subject to taxes for 1878.”1
Description: S1/2 of NE1/4 of Section 12 T23N R10W

This land is the piece described in the homestead claim made by John Fenton, and later perfected by his widow, Eliza Fenton Thurston


It is possible that Eliza and her husband, Alfred Thurston, were living in Albion. Alfred was a minister, and 1900 found the family in Kingsley, Michigan. I will need to search for the family in more places in the 1800 census.

  1. I edited this post on 30 December 2009 to add mortgage information that was listed on this record.
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