Henry 'Harry' Sisson Sr.

Settler of township lots: Lot 12, Conc. 4, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this irregular, waterfront 32 acre Lot 12, Conc. 4 on the east shore of Boshkung Lake. (Matabanick Inn)

Land acquisition: 1881 from Henry Fitzimmonds. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 130)

Other land:

  • Lots 12 & 13, Conc. 5, Stanhope: 1881 from Henry Fitzsimmonds. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 96 & 116)
  • Lots 15 & 16, Conc. 5, Stanhope:
    - Lot 15: 1861 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register - 32 acres to Thomas Barlow? (not in AH Family Tree); 1876 & 188 registered to Henry Sisson.
    -Lot 16: 1861 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register - 100 acres to William Wilkinson (not in AH Family Tree); 1876 & 188 registered to Henry Sisson.
    - 1884 from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 131 & 135)
  • Lots 15 & 16, Conc. 12, Minden: 1885 from John Brown; 1907 to James Edwards Chambers (Part) and Henry Clair Sisson (part). Ontario Land Parcel Register - Minden (Images 65 & 112).

Dates of residency:

  • 1881 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Henry & Emma Sisson with 3 children
  • 1900 Death: Lot 12, Conc. 5, Stanhope

Interesting facts: This is the location of Matabanick Inn.

Preceding landowner: These lots were patented to Henry Fitzsimmonds in 1877 & 1881

Succeeding landowner: 

  • 1894 Thomas McLeod Sisson B&S; listed at all these lots on the 1901 & 1911 Stanhope Voters Lists; listed at Lot 12, Conc. 4 on the 1911 Stanhope Post Office List.
  • 1922 Leigh Laverne Sisson; listed at Lots 12 & 13, Conc. 5 on the 1928 Stanhope Voters List with wife Minnie; listed at Lot 12, Conc. 5 on the 1918 Stanhope Post Office List.

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Henry Sisson, b. 27 May 1823, England d. 23 May 1900, Stanhope, (Age 76 years). COD: Dropsy for 6 months. Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery
  • Jenny Ellen Gray, b. 04 Aug 1828, Glengarry, Ontario, d. 13 Jul 1868, Durham, Ontario, (Age 39 years)
  • Parents:
    James Sisson, b. 1786, England d. 31 Aug 1847, Durham, Ontario, (Age 61 years)
    Dorothy Baines, b. 1781, England d. 07 Apr 1865, Durham, Ontario, (Age 84 years)
  • Children:
    1. James Henry Sisson,   b. 15 Jan 1851, Ontario,  d. 09 Dec 1918, Ontario, (Age 67 years)
    2. Emma Sisson, b. 07 Apr 1853, Victoria, Ontario, d. 24 Jul 1918, Restoule, Parry Sound, (Age 65 years)  [natural]
    3. Jane Gray Sisson, b. 28 Jul 1855, Manvers, Durham, Ontario, d. 02 Jun 1924, Toronto,  (Age 68 years)
    4. Thomas MacLeod Sisson  b. 05 Nov 1857, Durham, Ontario  (Age 58 years)
    5. Agnes Sisson  b. 23 Mar 1860, Durham, Ontario,  d. 15 May 1863, Manvers, Durham, Ontario, (Age 3 years) 
    6. Henry Clair Sisson, b. 27 Oct 1862, Durham, Ontario, d. 01 Jun 1950, Stanhope, (Age 87 years)
    7. Caroline Sisson  b. 11 Aug 1864, Durham, Ontario,  d. 09 Jul 1868, Durham, Ontario, (Age 3 years) 
    8. Lissie Sisson, b. 1878, Onta

Links to Ancestry.ca: Henry "Harry" Sisson (White 2015), Henry Sisson (Harpley Davidson 2018), Henry Sisson (Mueller_Fry and twigs), Henry "Harry" Sisson (Gray Family Tree)

Photo 1: Photo: Henry Sisson Family, 1879, Stanhope Township. Back row: Jane Gray Sisson, Clair Sisson, Emma Sisson, Emma Dawson  Middle row: Thomas "Mack" Sisson, Henry Sisson, Jim  Sisson  Front row: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Stevens, Ellen "Ellie" Sisson.

Photo: Left - Sisson, Henry. Source: Ancestry.ca Eunice_Matresky originally shared this on 29 Mar 2013. Right: Henry Sisson about 1878 in Stanhope Twp. photo----courtesy of Bob Chambers. Source: Ancestry.ca johnmar131 originally shared this on 17 Mar 2013

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