Hiram David Sawyer / Eliza Jane Redner

Settler of township lot: Lot 32, Conc. 6, Stanhope

Link to the Sawyer family on the Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree website

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 113 acre lot running south of Barry Line from Orms Tail at the east end of Cameron Lake on the Dysart border.

Land acquisition:

  • 1876 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Register Book - 113 acres to Hiram D Sawyer
  • 1876 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register Book - Stanhope Concession 6 (Image 191). 

Dates of residency:

  • 1881 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Hiram D, hunter, & Elisa Jane Sawyer and 2 sons
  • 1883 Stanhope Voters List: Hiram Sawyer, owner, Lot 32, Conc. 6
  • 1890 Stanhope Voters List: H D Sawyer, owner, Lot 32, Conc. 6
  • 1893 Stanhope Directory: H D Sawyer, Maple Lake
  • 1896 Death of Son George at Lot 32, Conc. 6, Stanhope
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Lot 27, Conc. 7 - Enumerated as Widowed, living with daughter Eliza & her husband James Sawyer
  • 1918 Death of Wife Eliza Jane Redner (1843–1918) West Guilford
  • 1921 Death: Lot 28, Conc. 7, Stanhope

Interesting facts:

HIs son William Henry Sawyer was murdered in 1897 by the Thompson brothers.

See: Local Lore: the 1897 Murder of William Henry Sawyer

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1897 William Liscumbe, husband of niece Mary Agnes Sawyer, subject to a life lease and maintenance during the life of H D Sawyer
  • 1902 Thomas E Archer, nephew, subject to same terms
  • 1916 Claire H. Sisson

Photo: Four Generations of Sawyers. Source: Ancestry. ca