Genesee County, Michigan, Deed
Liber "184", Page "549"
Mary A. Powers
Clara E. Brooks
10 November 1896
Mrs. Mary A. Powers of Flint and John N. Powers & James A. Powers of same place of the 1st part
Mrs. Clara E. Brooks of Flint, of the 2nd part
Bishop's Outlet #6.....(referenced Liber 150, Page 530)
Witnesses: Egbert Parsell & Jared VanVleet, Notary Public
I am puzzled as to why Mary A. Powers is the principal person as a grantor on the deed above, and also the principal on the mortgage document in Lapeer County just a few months earlier. Neither document involved property inherited by Mary A.; why wasn't her husband the principal? They were both foreign born (Canada), so nativity did not play a role.
Lapeer Co., MI, Mortgages
Liber "66", Page 408
Recorded: 4 March 1896
To Mary A. Powers
Mortgage bearing date January 21, 1888 by Mary A. Powers
Liber 53” Page 203 on 8 February 1888
Witnesses: T. J. Heenan & Wm Matthews, Jr.