Fenton Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 8 page 562

This entry is part 34 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: 15 May 1878
Liber: 8
Page: 562
Location: Wexford County, Michigan
Grantor: John P. Fenton & Susie Fenton his wife of Manton, Wexford County MI
Grantee: F Bryan Coulter? and Samuel S. Walker comprising the firm of Coulter & Walter of St. Johns Michigan
Witnesses: C.A. Lamb, Thomas Hall
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 29 May 1880
Clerk/registrar: C.J. Manktelow
Location of land: Wexford County, Michigan
Consideration: $600
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.”
Description: S1/2 of the NE1/4 Sec 12 T23N R10W

This is the original homestead filing of John Fenton, who migrated from Indiana to Michigan ca 1874. Eliza (John) Fenton Thurston later perfected the claim. The land is shown as being owned by “Walker & White” on the old 1889 atlas of Wexford County1. You may enlarge this thumbnail of a portion of the Colfax Township map from the atlas.



  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), 29; 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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