William Henry Jones / Adeline Clark / Jane Taylor

Settler of township lots: Lot 22, Conc. 3, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 94 acre lot with waterfront on Maple Lake and stretching from Nor-Vel Drive east of St. Peters Road south straddling Hwy 118.

Land acquisition: 

  • 1873 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register Index Conc. 3 - Stanhope (Image 386).

Other land:

  • Lots 31 & 32, Conc. 3, Stanhope:
    - 1876 - Lot 31, Conc. 3: Stanhope Township Lands Liable to Taxation Register - William Jones.100 acres
    - 1916 - South part of both lots from William B. Jones. Ontario Land Parcel Register Index - Conc 3 Stanhope (Images 376 & 480).

Dates of residency:

  • 1870 Peterborough County Directory, Stanhope: Henry Jones, pt Lot 22, Conc. 3
  • 1881 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Wm Henry, farmer, wife Adeline Jones with 4 children
  • 1883 Stanhope Voters List: Henry Jones, owner, Lot 22, Conc. 3
  • 1890 Stanhope Voters List: Wm. H. Jones, owner, Lot 22, Conc. 3
  • 1893 Stanhope Directory: Maple Lake
  • 1899 Stanhope Directory
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Henry & Jane with daughter Maud
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: William Harrison Sr at S pt Lot 31, Conc. 3. with William H Jones Jr.
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: W H Jones, Maple Lake
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Wm Henry Jones, farmer, Lot 22, Conc. 3
  • 1907 Death: Lot 22, Conc. 3, Stanhope

Interesting stories:

Henry Jones was a Councillor on the first Township of Stanhope Council when the township was formed in 1874.

Death of Mr. Henry Jones, Stanhope Township (Obituary - Watchman Warder, Nov 14, 1907)

Early on Saturday morning, Nov. 2, 1907, Mr. Henry Jones, of Stanhope Township, passed to his reward, says the Minden Echo. He had been in failing health for some time, but the symptoms gave no immediate alarm, as he did not take to his bed till very shortly before his death. Medical skill was obtained but he did not gain strength, but became worse and it was known a few days before his death that he was very ill.

He had been married the second time and is survived by his wife, and three sons and one daughter.

His first wife was Miss Adeline Clark, sister of Mr. Geo. Clark, of Maple Lake, who was the mother of his three sons. His second wife was the widow of Mr. James Stevens who was killed by a tree. An only daughter of this second marriage is the wife of Mr. Ernest Boice, of Maple Lake, and the sons referred to are George, Alfred and Frank, all in Nipissing District.

Mr. Jones was a successful farmer and took an interest in public affairs, being several times elected as member of Stanhope township council.

Mr. Jones was a member of a large family who lived at one time near Minden, but those alive are scattered at a great distance. Frank is in North Dakota, Albert in Minden, Fred in Caldwell, Manitoba, Ellen (Mrs. William Redner) at Maple Lake, Ont., Eliza (Mrs. John Pollard) at Napanee, Ont., Martha (Mrs. A. Scrumpshaw) at Moose Jaw, Alta., and Henrietta (Mrs. Richard Bailey) lives at Indian Head, Sask.

The Henry Jones Homestead

This log house was built in 1883 and originally was situated south of the Dawson homestead in the field sided by St. Peter's Rd. and Hwy 118. At one time the minister for St. Peter's church boarded there. In 1971 longtime Boshkung Lake cottager Tony Aymong bought it for $3,000, dismantled it log by log, moved it, restored and renovated it into a permanent home on Boshkung Lake Road.  Stanhope 125th Anniversary 1866-1991, supplement to The Times, Minden, 1991 (written by Carol Moffatt).

A large Indian burial ground is located in the sandy land by the river which flows from Grass Lake, within a mile of the United Church cemetery at Maple Lake. George Jones, a son of William Henry Jones of Maple Lake, recalled his father taking him to witness the interment of the last squaw buried there, sometime in the 1870's. In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 13

Preceding landowner:

  • The Crown
  • 1861 - William Sleep is recorded in the Stanhope Township Lands Liable to Taxation Register at this Lot 22, Conc 3. He did not prove his patent, so never gained title to the lot.

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1912 William Taylor B&S for $550
  • 1926 Joseph Randle Taylor by grant for $1
  • 1929 William Ferguson for $1,500
  • 1929 Norman Harrison for $1,600

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • William Henry Jones, b. 30 Nov 1846, England d. 2 Nov 1907, Stanhope, (Age 60 years).COD: Kidney Disease. Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery
  • 1. Adeline Clark, b. Abt 1849, Ontario
    1. George Henry Jones, b. 10 Apr 1870, Stanhope,  \d. 11 Jan 1954 (Age 83 years)
    2. Alfred Walter Jones, b. 05 Jun 1874, Stanhope, d. 08 May 1949, Guilford, (Age 74 years)
    3. Samuel Jones, b. 1876, Ontario,
    4. Francis Jones, b. 16 Apr 1880, Stanhope, d. 31 Jan 1968 (Age 87 years)
  • 2. Jane Taylor, b. 9 Jul 1856, Cavan, d. 13 Aug 1926, Dysart, Haliburton, (Age 70 years)
    1. Maude Jones, b. 30 Dec 1888, Stanhope,  d. 1979 (Age 90 years)