Richard 'Deaf Dickie' Sisson / Ann Sisson

Settler of township lots: Lot 3, Conc. 4, Guilford (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this irregular, 79 acre waterfront lot on the south shore of Green Lake. (Abbey Gardens)

Land acquisition: 1882 Richard Sisson from The C. L. & E. Co for $90. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 23)

Dates of residency:

  • 1911 Census of Canada, Guilford: Hattie (Harriet Fidelia Barnum) Sisson widow of Luke Sisson, was enumerated as head at this lot with mother-in-law Annie Sisson (b. 1849) and 4 children.

Interesting facts: 

One of the first residents to settle near West Guilford according to the tax rolls was Richard Sisson, the ancestor of the Sissons still living in the immediate area, who in 1874 left Cavan township with his wife Anne and their 3 children to take upland on lot 3, conc. 4, beside Grass Lake. Anne was a daughter of Thomas Sisson and Hannah Wilkinson, who had met on the sailing vessel which brought Tom and his 5 brothers to Canada from Westmoreland in northern England. Both families settled in Cavan following their marriage and the growth of their 7 children, they were attracted by land in Haliburton County. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 152

Preceding landowner: 1865 The Crown to The C. L. & E. Co 

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1901 to Richard's son Luke Sisson, from mother Ann, brothers Mark & Philip, the heirs at law because Richard did not leave a will, with proviso that Ann and Philip reside on property,. Inst No. 128 and 129, Guilford copy deed book.
  • 1924 Hattie Sisson, widow of Luke to Harry Rexford Boice

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

Photo 1: Richard and Ann Sisson. Stanhope Heritage Museum Collection 13.02.001. Owner/Source Stanhope Heritage Museum.

Photo 2: Teresa (Sisson) McBrien & her mother, Ann Sisson.