James Henry Sisson

Settler of township lots: Lot 15, Conc. 4, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the 102 acre lot running north from North Shore Drive between Burgundy Drive and Dominion Road. Now Algonquin Highlands Municipal Office.

Land acquisition: 1886 Patent from The Crown for 102 acres. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 185).

Other land:

  • Lots 15 & 16, Conc. 3 were purchased from Robert Ferguson in 1893. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Lots 15,& 16, Conc. 3 - Images 221 &  271) 
  • Lot 17, Conc. 3 was purchased from Richard Bailey in 1873. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Lot 17, Conc. 3 - Image 298)
  • Lot 16, Conc. 4 was purchased from Jane Grey Sisson (his sister) in 1910. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 191). See Oscar Sisson House (Mountainside Farm).

Dates of residency:

  • 1883 Birth of Son Harry Wilbert Sisson (1883–1967) Stanhope
  • 1883 Stanhope Voters List: James H Sissin, owner, Lot 15, Conc. 4
  • 1890 Stanhope Voters List: Henry Sisson, owner, Lots 15 & 16, Conc. 5
  • 1892 Birth of Daughter Ethel Jane Sisson (1892–1971) Maple Lake
  • 1893 Stanhope Directory: J H Sisson, Carnarvon Lot 16, Conc. 4, Stanhope
  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: J H Sisson, Carnarvon Lot 16, Conc. 4, Stanhope
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: James & Emma Sisson with 5 children at Lots 15 & 16, Conc. 3 & 4
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 15 & 16, Conc. 3 & 4, Stanhope 
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: J H Sisson, Carnarvon, Lot 16, Conc. 4
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: James H Sisson, farmer, Lots 15, 12, 15, 16, 17, Conc. 3, 4
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Lot 16, Conc. 4, Stanhope James & Emma Sisson
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lot 15, Conc. 3 & Lot 16 & op, Conc. 4; son Oscar Sisson also listed at Lot 15, Conc. 3
  • 1918 Death: Maple Lake

Interesting facts:

The favourite sport in Stanhope’s early days was baseball. Each settlement boasted a nine, and no summer event, be it picnic, Dominion Day or the Twelfth of July, was complete without a contest between the leading teams. So enthusiastic was the Boshkung group that they thought nothing of, after a hard day’s work in the fields, walking 5 or 6 miles from the head of the lake to Guin’s Corners where the practices were held. One of the players was Jimmy Sisson. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 310

Preceding landowner:

  • Lots 15 & 16, Conc. 5: The Crown
  • Lots 15 & 16, Conc. 3:  Purchased from Robert Ferguson in 1893.
  • Lot 17, Conc. 3: Purchased from Richard Bailey in 1873.

Succeeding landowner:

  • Lot 15, Conc. 3: 1917 Oscar, James Allen & Harry Wilbert Sisson (sons).
    - Oscar, Allen & Harry Sisson was also listed at Lot 15, Conc. 3 on the 1911 & 1928 Stanhope Voters Lists
  • Lots 16 & 17, Conc. 3: 1917 James Allen Sisson.

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • James Henry Sisson, b. 15 Jan 1851, Cavan, Ontario, d. 09 Dec 1918, Maple Lake, (Age 67 years). Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery
  • Emma Dawson, b. 24 May 1856, Durham, Ontario, d. 18 Nov 1935, Maple Lake, (Age 79 years). COD: Bronchopneumona, acute bronchitis. Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery
  • Parents:
    • Henry Sisson, b. 27 May 1823, England d. 23 May 1900, Stanhope, (Age 76 years)
    • Jenny Ellen Gray, b. 04 Aug 1828, Glengarry, Ontario, d. 13 Jul 1868, Durham, Ontario, (Age 39 years)
  • Children:
    1. Ellen Isabella Sisson, b. 12 Jun 1877, Stanhope, d. 08 May 1914, Fenelon Falls,  (Age 36 years) 
    2. Bertha Emma Sisson, b. 12 May 1880, Stanhope
    3. Harry Wilbert Sisson, b. 05 Sep 1883, Stanhope, d. 09 Mar 1967, Ontario, (Age 83 years)
    4. Benson Oscar Sisson,  b. 10 Dec 1886, Stanhope, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 09 Mar 1980  (Age 93 years)
    5. Agnes Mildred Sisson, b. 16 Aug 1888, Stanhope,  d. 1979  (Age 90 years)
    6. Harriet Sisson, b. 1890  [natural]
    7. Jane Ethel Sisson, b. 11 Jan 1892, Stanhope, d. 02 May 1971, Stanhope, (Age 79 years)
    8. James Allen Macleod Sisson, b. 04 Jun 1897, Stanhope, d. 05 Jun 1978  (Age 81 years)

Photo 1. Jane Gray Sisson Clair Sisson Emma Sisson Emma Dawson Thomas Mack Sisson Henry Sisson Jim Sisson Elizabeth Lizzie Sisson Ellen E 1879. Ancestry.ca mystrwolf originally shared this on 02 Dec 2015

2. James Sisson and Emma (Dawson)  with Ellie. Ancestry. ca photo courtesy of Bob Chamber johnmar131 originally shared this on 22 Jan 2014

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