John Abraham Smyth

Settler of township lots: Lot 32, Conc. 2, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location of this 108 acre lot at the west end of Irish Line Road.

Land acquisition: This 108 acre lot was patented on illegible. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 179).

AKA: John Smith

Dates of residency:

  • 1881 Census of Canada, Stanhope: John A. Smith, wife Margt, Daughters Hannah & Mary Ann
  • 1893 Stanhope Directory: Maple Lake
  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: John Smith, Maple Lake
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: John Smith, wife Margaret and daughter Hannah G.
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: John Smith
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: John Smith, Maple Lake
  • 1904 Death of Daughter Hannah Garret Smith at Lot 32, Conc. 2, Stanhope. Cause of death: Consumption
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: John Smith
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Widow Margaret Ann (Faulkner) Smyth as Margarett Smith with boarder Catherine Melville
  • 1911 Stanhope Township Post Office List: John Smith, Maple Lake 

Interesting facts: q

In 1883 the Fader family, including 15 year old George travelled to Stanhope where they had bought the old Francis Jones farm; John Smith from 30th Line drove the Faders in from Haliburton on his wagon. Smith's favourite expression was "By Gum!" and he usually nursed a chaw of tobacco "as big as a tea pot". Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 328

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner: 1914 James Voycey

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • John Abraham Smyth, b. 1841, Ringwood, York, Ontario, d. 24 May 1911, Stanhope, Haliburton, (Age 70 years). Buried: Maple Lake United Church Cemetery
  • Margaret Ann Faulkner, b. Aug 1845, Ontario, d. 25 Dec 1915, Dysart, (Age ~ 70 years). Buried: Maple Lake United Church Cemetery
    Second Husband: Alexander Baker, b. Dec 1856, Ireland   d. 17 Dec 1932, Dysart, Haliburton, (Age ~ 76 years)
  • Children:
    1. Hannah Garret Smyth, b. 1870, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario, d. 3 Oct 1907, Stanhope, Age 37 years). Cause of death: Consumption
    2. Mary Ann Smyth, b. 1876, Uxbridge, d. 31 Oct 1886, Stanhope,(Age 10 years)
    3. Margaret Sophia Smyth, b. 6 Aug 1880, Stanhope, d. 18 Feb 1881, Stanhope, (Age 0 years)

Photo description and source: John Abraham & Margaret Smyth Tombstone. Maple Lake United Church Cemetery. cdnbird06 originally shared this on 12 jul 2016