Burdick Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan, Liber 4 Page 492

This entry is part 4 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 with each post.

I have elected to post all the deeds related to George W. Burdick and his family first.

Date: 8 Nov 1876
Liber: 4
Page: 492
Location: Wexford Co. MI
Grantor: William E. Gilbert & Maggie Gilbert his wife of Cedar Creek, Wexford, MI
Grantee: George W. Burdick of the same place
Witnesses: Ezra Harper, Lana Patridge
Type of deed: Warranty
Rec’d and recording: 29 Dec 1876, 9 a.m.
Clerk/registrar: Sturtevant
Location of land: Wexford Co. MI
Consideration: $200
Description: An undivided 1/2 interest in lots 3 & 4 in block B in Seaman & Maqueston Addition to the village of Cedar Creek.

I left the maps here, in case you did not read yesterday’s deed. In the deed recorded on page 491, George Burdick purchased lots 8,9 and 10 and 1/2 interest in lots 3 and 4. The deeds were received in the registrar’s office at the same time, but executed consecutively. I appears that George purchased this 1/2 interest in the two lots on 8 November 1876, and the additional 3 lots and the other half of these lots on 28 Dec.

I have illustrated the location of the property in drawings from an old 1889 atlas1, Here is the overview, it can be enlarged by clicking it.

block B

After both deeds were executed, George Burdick’s holdings in block B of Seaman & Maquestons addition:

block b 8-9-10 3-4

I wonder if this needed to be cleared? Is there some other reason that George may have purchased it?

As I was wondering why George was buying up land, something crossed my mind, the 1860 census for George’s family:

Geo W. Burdick, 33, male, house carpenter, value of real estate not filled in, value of personal estate 50, born New York.
Mary Jane, 23, house labor, born New York
Susan M. 4, female
Rosanna Perkins 69, female, born New York.

Now I really wonder about George W. Burdick. Was he building something? Clearing something? Just investing? Perhaps time will tell.

  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 (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 2 November 2009.
  2. 1850 U.S. Census, Allegany County, New York, population schedule, Andover, page 27 (penned) p 985 (stamped), dwelling 203, family 203. Geo W. Burdick: digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 November 2009); from National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 718.
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