Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Was Anna (Cameron) Johns(t)on "And Wife"?

Roscommon Co., Michigan, Deed
30 Jany 1892
John Johnson And Wife
Elizabeth Westcott

Received for Record, the 30th day of January A.D. 1892 at 5 o'clock P.M.

This Indenture made this seventh day of January...eight hundred and ninety-two BETWEEN John Johnson (his rep?) Anna his wife of Roscommon Township County of Roscommon and State of Michigan...of the first part, and Elizabeth Westcott, Sanilac County Michigan State in the second part...

NW 1/4 of NW...Lot One of Section 11 ___ Township Twenty (Two?) North of Range 4 West, County of Roscommon, State of Michigan.


Signed by John Johnson and Anna Johnson

Witnesses: William Eve? and H. H. Woodruff

Henry H. Woodruff, Notary Public
Roscommon County

I think this was my great-grandmother, Anna (Cameron) Johnston Cameron, who sold the property, but am not sure.  If she and/or John purchased property in Arenac County, Michigan (where they were living when John died) during the same approximate time frame (January 1892), that might bolster the case for identifying Anna and John Johnston as the sellers.  Their daughter, Isabelle Johnston, was born in Roscommon County in July 1890; daughter Blanche was born in Arenac County in July 1895.  In addition, I'd like to see the deed where they purchased (or inherited) the property.  Need another look at the deed to get the exact description.

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