James Gannon / Rachel Taylor

Settler of township lots: Lot 6, Conc. A, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location with the 100 acre lot west from Hindon Lake from north of Bing Trail on the east to Brady Lake Road through Hindon Lake Trail.

Land acquisition: 

  • 1870 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register. 100 acres taxed  to James Gannon
  • 1870 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Registry  - Stanhope (Image 20)

Dates of residency:

  • 1870 Peterborough County Directory, Stanhope: pt Lot 6, Conc. A
  • 1881 Census of Canada, Stanhope
  • 1883 Stanhope Voters List: James Gannon, owner, Lot 6, Conc. A
  • 1883 Death: Stanhope.
  • 1893 Hindon Directory: Rachael Gannon, Peter's Cors at Lot 6, Conc. A
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Hindon:  Lot 6, Conc. A, Hindon Twp

Interesting facts:

Alfred Moore, the township registrar, noted on the birth registration of James Gannon's son Daniel who was born in 1870 and whose birth was not registered until 1873 along with his sister's 1873 birth: "They live so far back that I could not lern anything of them until now".

Daniel Gannon is listed as Rachel's son, living at this location in the 1901 census.

U.S.S. No. 9 - Stanhope / No.1 Hindon - Hindon Hill School (1897 - 1939): This was a Union school for the townships of Hindon and Stanhope. This second schoolhouse was built on half an acre on the south west corner of the Lot 6, Conc A Stanhope purchased in Dec 1897 from the family of the late James Gannon. The school closed in 1939 and the property and building were sold to Bill Branson in 1947.

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1897 Rachel Taylor Gannon, James Gannon's widow
  • 1897 Trustees of S.S. No. 9 Stanhope - 1/2 acre on S/W corner for $5
  • 1914 Harry M. Sawyer, all except the 1/2 acre

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree