David James "Jim" Barry, Sr.

Settler of township lots: Lot 27, Conc. 7, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 101 acre lot at the west of Barry Line Road.

Land acquisition:

  • 1876 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register - 101 acres to James Blott (not in AH Family Tree).
  • 1886 Patent from The Crown by Free Grant. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 149)

Other land:

  • Lot 28, Conc. 6, Stanhope: 1924 from The Crown; 1930 Sylvester & Elizabeth Barry. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 157)
  • Lot 26, Conc. 7, Stanhope:
    - 1876 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register - 101 acres to Owen Drake (not in AH Family Tree).
    - 1928 mortgage from Herkless Theodore Barry (his son) to James Barry. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 146).

Dates of residency:

  • 1877 Marriage to Eliza Ann Sawyer in Guilford
  • 1883 Stanhope Voters List: James Barry, owner, Lot 27, Conc. 7
  • 1890 Stanhope Voters List: James Barry, owner, Lot 27, Conc. 7
  • 1893 Stanhope Directory: James Barry, Maple Lake
  • 1899 Stanhope Directory
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: James & Eliza Barry with 8 children
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: James Barry, Maple Lake
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: James Barry, farmer, Lot 27, Conc. 7
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: James & Ella Barry, 6 children & Hiram D Sawyer, Ella's father
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List
  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office List: Jas Barry, Maple Lake
  • 1939 Death: Maple Lake

Other residents: 1929 Stanhope Voters List: Hercules [Herkless] Barry (his son), Lots 26 & 27, Conc. 7

Interesting facts: 

Brothers George, James, Mathias, Frank and Christopher Barry came from Dunnville in Haldimand with the their 75 year old father, James Sr. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 157

The mail was brought to Maple Lake from Minden for over 20 years by Mr. James Barry. For 17 of those years he made the trip with a chestnut driver called Prince, who started the route as a two year old. Mr. Barry hauled the first sack of mail to the new post office which opened at West Guilford at the home of Nelson Barnum. Source: Ibid pg. 155

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner: Both lots

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • David James Barry, b.10 Dec 1844, Dunnville, d. 26 Aug 1939, Stanhope, (Age 94 years). COD: Myocardial Degeneration, senility. Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    Parents:
    • James Barry, b.1809, England d. 1893, West Guilford (Age 84 years)
    • Frances Ford, b. Abt 1806,
  • Eliza Sawyer, b. 20 Oct 1859, Fenelon Falls, d. 7 Dec 1941, Stanhope, (Age 82 years). Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    Parents:
    • Hiram David Sawyer, b. 1836, Quebec, d. 1921, Stanhope,  (Age 85 years);
    • Eliza Jane Redner, b.1842, Ontario, d. 1918, Dysart, (Age 76 years)
  • Children:
    1. Violetta Alma Barry, b. 15 Mar 1879, Stanhope, d. 11 Apr 1879, Stanhope, (Age 0 years)
    2. Gyulia Ann Barry, b. 17 Aug 1881, Stanhope, d. 12 Nov 1963  (Age 82 years)
    3. David James Barry, b. 04 Jun 1883, Haliburton,  d. 05 Jul 1960, Ontario, (Age 77 years)
    4. Mathias John Barry, b. 27 Jun 1886, Stanhope, d. 22 Jun 1976, Ontario, (Age 89 years)
    5. George Edgar Barry, b. 27 Dec 1889, Stanhope, Hd. 14 Oct 1977, Ontario, (Age 87 years)
    6. Whitney Woodruff Barry, b. 11 Jun 1892, Stanhope, d. 09 Oct 1977  (Age 85 years)
    7. Sylvester Clarke Barry, b. 27 Feb 1896, Stanhope, d. 23 Aug 1973, Ontario, (Age 77 years)
    8. Cora Charity Barry, b. 31 Mar 1898, Stanhope, d. 09 May 1981, Reach, Ontario, (Age 83 years)
    9. Herkless Theodore Barry, b. 08 Sep 1900, Haliburton, d. 08 Dec 1962, Minden, (Age 62 years)

Photo 1. James Barry and Eliza Sawyer from Deloris Sawyer Bailey

Photo 2. James and Eliza with son Sylvester. James Barry (II) and his wife Eliza Sawyer (Barry) stand with their son Sylvester. Source: Ancestry. ca jjthomas161 originally shared this on 08 May 2011

Photo 3: Left -  Elizabeth and James Barry, Cora and Earl Walton. Source: Ancestry.ca maryann_gravestock originally shared this on 02 Aug 2011 Right - Eliza Sawyer. Source: Ancestry.ca slharpleyoriginally shared this on 09 jul 2015

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