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 early residents of Wexford County, Michigan with the surname Abbott. Papa’s second great-grandmother was Mary Jane Abbott; I have undertaken a study of the early Abbott deeds to look for connections to her and her family. I know that her brother Erasmus D. [E.D.] Abbott was in Wexford County, but have not connected any others to her at this time.
|Date:||21 Oct 1876|
|Location:||Wexford Co MI|
|Grantor:||E.E. Abbott and Sarah Abbott his wife of Wexford Co MI|
|Grantee:||Thomas Ferguson of the same place|
|Witnesses:||Victoria R. Marr and Charles S. Marr|
|Type of deed:||Warranty|
|Rec’d and recording:||23 Oct 1876|
|Location of land:||Colfax, Wexford, MI|
|Description:||W 12/ of the NW 1/4 Section 10 T23N R10W|
This description is from the land patent certificate #1312, issued 20 August 1873, application #2795 on for land described as: W1/2 of the NW 1/4 Section 10 T23N R10W. I discussed both of E.D. Abbott’s Wexford County land patents here. It is outlined in red on this small portion of the Colfax Township map from the old Atlas1.
- 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), page 29; digital images, The University of Michigan. Michigan County Histories and Atlases. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/3928170.0001.001 : accessed 28 April 2010.