According to this genealogy page Baltus and his wife Margaret owned quite a bit of land in Redford. Their farm was in the southeast corner of where Burt Road met the Marquette Railroad.
The above notices of Chancery Sales have to do with equity (in these cases property) disputes though I'm not sure exactly how something like that played out in 19th century chancery courts or modern courts of today.
Birth: January 8, 1832 in New York
Death: June, 1898 in Livonia, Michigan, USA
According to the 1880 United States Census abstract he was living in Livonia, Michigan, USA with wife Martha and daughters Abida (Elida?) and Lulu.
On Phineas's death certificate record at seekingmichigan.org he is erroneously mis-named "Themas".
Birth: February 22, 1838 in Pennsylvania
Death: July 7, 1925
The 1900 United States Census abstract shows that Martha was living with daughter Lulu Herrick Wixson, her husband and other family memebers.
The 1910 United States Census abstract shows that Martha and daughter Elida were living with another daughter Lulu Herrick Wixson, her husband and their children.
Elida A. Herrick
Birth: January 31, 1859 in Pennsylvania
Death: December 19, 1938
The Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995 index shows that she married Charles J. Myers on February 21, 1883.
The 1900 United States Census shows that she was living in Bay City, Michigan, USA, was widowed, head of the household and a dressmaker.
Elida signed her father's death certificate and listed her address as Eloise, Michigan. Since there was housing on site for staff members it's possible that she was working there and not a ward of the facility.