Settler of township lots: Lot 6, Conc. 4, Guilford (Stanhope area)
Location: Map point is the approximate location within this acre lot on the river between Green and Pine Lakes at West Guilford.
Land acquisition: 1883 Patent from the Crown to Jane (Taylor) Stevens. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 46).
Other land: Lot 2, Conc. 2, Stanhope - 1872 This lot was registered as a Free Grant through the Free Grant and Homestead Act of 1868 under the locatee name James Stephen BUT Robert G Stevens (his father) received the patent for this land in 1874. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 14).
Dates of residency:
The property in Guilford township which has remained the longest in the name of one family is the acreage on lot 6, con. 4, purchase by James Stevens in 1875. Although he was killed in the winter of 1882 in a logging accident, the land at time of writing is owned by a descendant, Mr. E. Stevens. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 154
Preceding landowner: The Crown
Succeeding landowner: 1910 Jane Foster (formerly Stevens) to William H Stevens