Settler of township lots: Lot 22, Conc. 5, and Lot 22, Conc. 6, Stanhope
Location: Map point is the approximate location within Lot 22, Conc. 5 which runs north from Maple Lake through North Shore Rd to Dawson Road.
Land acquisition: This settler was listed in the Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register as receiving these lots on November 23, 1876 BUT they were not patented until 1906 to Jane Sophia Taylor, Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 148), and 1927 to Mathias John Barry, Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 111).
Dates of residency:
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.
The Maple Lake ball team, which travelled by wagon as far as Minden for games, did most of their playing on a diamond in Melville’s field. One of their renowned athletics was Lewis McDonald who lived on the north side of Maple Lake until the family moved to the prairies. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 310
Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree