Stephen Sisson

Settler of township lots: Lots 18 & 19, Conc. 2, Stanhope

Location: The map point is the approximate location within the southern 80 acres of Lot 18 & 19, Conc. 2 which is bisected by Hwy 118.

Land acquisition: On 4 May 1900, shortly after his marriage, Stephen's parents Edward & Ann Sisson conveyed the southern 40 acres of each lot (total 80 acres) in return for an annual payment of $5 for the lifetime of either parent.  Source: Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope Conc 2 (Images132 & 141).  Inst#337 Stanhope Registry Office Copy Book page 43 (image 30)

Dates of residency:

  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: Stephen at Lot 28, Conc. 2; brother Thomas at Lot 19, Conc. 2
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 18 & 19, Conc. 2, Stanhope; Stephen and John James were listed.
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Steven & Annie Sisson with son Albert
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Stephen Sisson, Carnarvon, Lot 19, Conc. 2
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Stephen & Annie Sisson at Lot 12, Conc. 2
  • 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba: Roll: T-21927; Page: 2; Family No: 19.

Interesting facts: q

Steve Sisson's stone house near Carnarvon was built by John Billing. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 322

Preceding landowner: 1885 Edward Sisson from The Crown

Succeeding landowner: 1914 Harry Wilbert Sisson South 40 acres; 1916 Oscar Benson Sisson North 6 acres

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Stephen Sisson, b. 10 Apr 1874, Stanhope, d. 1958  (Age 83 years). Buried: Elm Creek Cemetery, Manitoba
    Parents:
    • Edward Ned Sisson, b. 26 Aug 1828, England d. 16 Oct 1920, Stanhope, (Age 92 years)
    • Sarah Dawson  b. 02 Jun 1835, England   d. 11 Dec 1883, Minden, (Age 48 years)
  • Ann Cowen, b. 08 Jan 1877, Haliburton,   d. 1957  (Age 79 years). Buried: Elm Creek Cemetery, Manitoba
    Parents:
    • William Henry Cowen, b. 22 Jul 1849, England  d. 6 Mar 1906, Stanhope, Age 56 years)
    • Mary Howell, b. 20 Nov 1856, Hamilton, d. 1933  (Age 76 years)
  • Children:
    1. Albert Russell Sisson, b. 22 Sep 1900, Stanhope, d. 1972  (Age 71 years)
    2. William H. Sisson, b. 19 Mar 1903, Ontario, d. 13 Feb 1933, Manitoba, (Age 29 years)
    3. Harold Vern Sisson, b. 20 Jun 1904, Stanhope, d. 1986  (Age 81 years)
    4. Dora Gertrude Sisson, b. 3 May 1908, Carnarvon
    5. Bertha Mary Alice Sisson, b. 31 Jan 1910, Stanhope, d. 23 Feb 1997  (Age 87 years)
    6. Annie Eileen Sisson, b. 21 Jul 1911, Stanhope, d. 1980  (Age 68 years)
    7. Charles E Sisson, b. 1916, Manitoba
    8. Margaret Sisson, b. Abt 1918, Manitoba
    9. Dawson Sisson, b. Abt 1919, Manitoba
    10. Gladys Sisson, b. 06 Sep 1925, Elm Creek, Manitoba, d. 03 Jun 2011, Carman, Manitoba, Age 85 years)

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