Friday, May 14, 2010

Butterfield Land In Canton Twp., Michigan

The Probate File of John Butterfield, who died on 30 Sept 1882, listed his property as the SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 10, (Twp) 2 South of (Range) 8 E; the below-listed deed indicated that John Butterfield bought the SE, not the SW, section of Section 10 in Twp. #2. Transcription error? Had he sold the Southeast section at an earlier date?

Wayne Co., MI, Deeds
6 May 1863
Daniel A. Kelley, of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI
Quit Claim To
John Butterfield, of Canton, Wayne Co., MI
S 1/2 of W 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Section 10, Twp. 2 South of Range 8 East, subject to sale at Detroit
40 acres
Witnesses: George Danforth* & Z. S. Pulcipher
*An attorney in Ann Arbor, MI

Was this property part of the deal?

The Most Popular Piece of Land Elias PALMITER, was deeded 80 acres of land on August 7, 1837 on what is now, the Northeast corners of Ford Road and Sheldon Roads. In 1855 , Stephen Brewster, sold the property to David Cady. In 1865 John Butterfield sold the property to Samuel, the land is Harvard Square Shopping Center.

John Butterfield and his wife, Esther, were still married in 1860 and living in Canton Twp., Wayne Co., Michigan. In 1850 the family was in Royalton, Niagara Co., New York.

By 1870, John & Esther Butterfield were divorced (she was living in Clinton Co., MI) and John was married to Lucy (Rider) Fox:

1870 MI Census, Wayne Co., Canton
Butterfield, John, 51, b. Canada
" , Lucy, 35, NY
Fox, Kitty, 17, NY
" , Mary, 14
" , Charles, 13

1880 MI Census Wayne Co., Canton
John BUTTERFIELD Self M W 63 CAN Farmer --- ---

Lucy was John Butterfield's widow when he died in September of 1882. She married Marenus Harrison in 1884.

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