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Strange Issue with Land Deeds

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Strange Issue with Land Deeds

Posted: 1560535056000
Classification: Query
I have an interesting conundrum I'm hoping someone may have seen or has an idea. I have an ancestor who left Hector, NY in May 1836 and sold his land, brought his family and bought land (80 acres) a month later in St. Joseph County, MI. I have the deeds from the sale in NY and for the purchase in Michigan.
I had some assistance from an angel on another group who went to the county courthouse and looked for other deeds, as well as a probate record for this ancestor as it appears he died 4 years later (his wife was listed as head of household on 1840 census). She was unable to find a will for him, yet somehow we have found over a period of 9 years 3 of this ancestors sons and 2 son in laws conveyed the exact same property to the youngest son, their brother. The weird part is no will to show inheritance, there is no deed transferring the property to my ancestors children, and they didn't convey the land at the same time, each issued a deed for the exact same property (and size) a year or two apart from the other over 9 years, until the youngest son who they all conveyed it to, sold it to someone before left moved out of state himself.
Has anyone seen anything like this? Any suggestions?

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