Fenton Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 97 page 369

This entry is part 43 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: 4 Jan 1921
Liber: 97
Page: 369
Location: Wexford County, Michigan
Grantor: Frank Howe & Sarah C. Howe his wife, of Manton, Wexford, Michigan
Grantee: Harmon H. Longstreet and Susie M. Longstreet of Manton, Wexford, Michigan
Witnesses: N.A. Reynolds, Linda K. Reynolds
Type of deed: warranty
Rec’d and recording: 25 June 1821
Clerk/registrar: Johnson
Location of land: Manton, Michigan
Consideration: $250.00
Notes: Deed Restriction: Second Parties agree that said premises will not be used before April 14, 1929 for the business of General photography or maintaining a photograph gallery.
Description: Lot 26, Manton

Susie Burdick Fenton Longstreet’s niece, Etoile, was married to Charles B. “Bert” Howe. It is possible that the Frank Howe who sold this lot to Harmon and Susie was somehow related to that family, but I have no evidence that he was.

This lot is from the original town plat of Manton, I have illustrated the location on a section of the old 1889 atlas 1. You can click the thumbnail to view an enlarged version.


It is possible to take a look at the current configuration of this area in Google maps. Depot Street has been re-named State Street since this atlas was printed, and what was known as Seaman Ave is now Michigan Avenue (old US 131). Keep in mind that lot 26 is the third lot north of the corner of Rose and State Street.

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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), 21; digital images, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 7 January 2010.

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