Settler of township lots: Lot 4, Conc. 4, Guilford (Stanhope area)
Location: Map point is the approximate location with this 76 acre lot the south shore of Green Lake. (Current Earl Cooper residence)
Land acquisition: 1882 from The C. L. & C. Co for $76. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 34).
Dates of residency:
The years before 1885 saw a steady influx of homesteaders to West Guilford. Included were Richard Benson. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg.154
Richard Benson's sister was Jane Benson (1815-1892) who married Peter Dawson (1801-1873) and is buried with them.
Preceding landowner: 1865 The C. L. & C. Co from The Crown