Settler of township lots: Lot 5, Conc. 4, Guilford (Stanhope area)
Location: Map point is the approximate location within this irregular, 83 acre waterfront lot on the south shore of Green Lake west of the river to Pine Lake.
Land acquisition: 1893 from Stephen Benson's will to Richard Benson
Other land: Lot 5, Conc. 3, Guilford, North 60 acres 1918 from George H Sims; 1948 to Kenneth B Sisson. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 22).
Dates of residency:
The western portion of the township (Guilford) did not, according to the municipal records, attract buyers until 1872 when Stephen Benson purchased 83 acres on lot 5, conc. 4, on Grass lake which was later owned by Alfred Sisson Sr. There is no record that Benson built a cabin or lived there. Perhaps this was because no road to the area existed until after Boyd bought the pine in the first 4 concessions of Guilford township in September of 1869; he was lumbering in Guilford in 1871. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg 151