Fenton Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 134 page 347

This entry is part 56 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 April 1940
Liber: 134
Page: 347
Location: Wexford County
Grantor: Fred V. Jewell & wife Mamie Jewell of Wexford Township, Wexford County, MI
Grantee: Frank & Lila Fellows of Mesick, MI
Witnesses: John Sparling, Lloyd Spencer
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 2 April 1940
Clerk/registrar: Johnson
Location of land: Springville Township
Consideration: $1 and other valuable consideration
Description: Lots 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10, block 6, Crippens addition to the village of Sherman, MI

I located this land using the Michigan Subdivision map for Crippen Addition, Sherman, Michigan. Frank and Lila did not purchase the entire block, but the largest part of it.


Sherman is a very small town, after losing the battle to remain the county seat in Wexford County, it became smaller, not larger. The booming town described by the 1889 Atlas of Wexford County, and shown below, can hardly be imagined by looking at the current Satellite view from Google.

From the 1889 Atlas1:

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Today from Google:
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  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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