Quimby Property in Arcadia Township

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The Property's Location in Manistee County

The Abstract of Title says William and Ursula Quimby owned the land in NW 1/4 of Sec. 25, Town. 24 North, Range 16 West Manistee County, Michigan.

 

 

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Plat Map for Arcadia Township
The highlighted area marks the property owned by William and Ursula
Quimby. Just south is the property owned by Seymour Calkins whose son, Judd
Calkins, mentioned the family in his diary.
Courtesy of Bonnie Hughes
 

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Pages from the Property Abstract

These photos show each page of the Abstract of Title for the Quimby Property. The document consists of a series of checkbook-size pages stapled together. Only one side of each page was used.

For a closer look at any of these pages, click the page. Your browser can be used to zoom in on that view.

 

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Cover/Page 1: Abstract of Title
Describes the property's location

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Page 2: Deeds
Deeds section title page

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Page 3: Plat
A diagram of the property's location in a section of the county

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Page 4: Patent
Dated August 1, 1874: William Quimby. Recorded June 3, 1878.

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Page 5: Commissioner's Deed
Recorded September 6, 1890: For $1800, the property was transferred from the William and Ursula Quimby by the circuit court to Campbell Fair.

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Page 6: Mortgages and Liens
Mortgage and Liens section title page

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Page 7: Mortgage
$300 mortgage recorded June 17, 1885

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Page 8: Discharge of Mortgage
Mortgage paid in July 1887.

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Page 9: Mortgage
$2,000 mortgage in July 1887.

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Page 10: Lispendens
As of June 24, 1889 a suit was pending for the foreclosure of the land.

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Page 11: Chancery Decree
For the sum of $2,326.48, the mortgage was foreclosed, and Campbell Fair owned the land.

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Page 12: Abstracter's Signature
This page shows that the abstracter believed that the abstract was complete and that no other documents were found that would affect the title.

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Page 13: Tax History
A folded paper attached to the last page of the abstract shows Wm. Quimby paid taxes on the property from 1875 through 1900, when C. Fair began paying them.

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