Fenton Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 9 page 127

This entry is part 36 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: 7 June 1879
Liber: 9
Page: 127
Location: Wexford County, MI
Grantor: John Fenton & Susie Fenton of the township of Cedar Creek County of Wexford, state of Michigan
Grantee: Mary Higgins of the same Place
Witnesses: C.A. Lamb, A.J. Baudall
Type of deed: Quit Claim
Rec’d and recording: 13 June 1879
Clerk/registrar: C.J. Manktelow, Registrar
Location of land: Wexford County, Michigan
Consideration: $196.50
Description: Lot 2 Block H of Seaman & Maquestons addition to the village of Cedar Creek, now Manton

The transaction recorded in Liber 7 page 497, of Wexford County Deeds shows that on 5 July 1878, John P. Fenton purchased interest in this property at a mortgage sale, for $183.50. It was an interesting purchase since Fenton was the mortgage holder, in addition to being the highest bidder at the mortgage sale.

Less than one year, later, Mary Higgins found the money to clear Fenton’s interest in her property. It appears that John P. Fenton and wife realized $13.00 less costs for their trouble.

A map showing the location of the lot is posted with the transaction in Liber 7 page 497.

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