William John Cooper Begg

Settler of township lots: Lot 25, Conc. 1, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 98 acre lot running west of 25th Line Road north of Tulip Road.

Land acquisition: 

  • 1871 This lot was registered as a Free Grant through the Free Grant and Homestead Act of 1868 under the locatee name William J C Begg.
  • 1871 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 252)

Dates of residency:

  • 1871 Census of Canada, Stanhope, Peterborough North, Ontario; Roll: C-9988; Page: 1; Family No: 2
  • 1871: Emigrated to the US
  • 1879: Naturalization Declaration Pembina, North Dakota, USA

Interesting facts: His mother, Ann Sidey was a sister of Hannah Sidey who married James Johnston who patented Lot 26, Conc. 1.

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1884 John Brown for $130
  • 1904 John T. Mason for $200
  • 1911 Alfred Mason for $231

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • William John Cooper Begg, b. 18 Jul 1853, Ontario, d. 08 Feb 1939, Washington, USA (Age 85 years)
    • James Alexander Begg, b. Abt 1824, Scotland  d. 14 Mar 1910, USA (Age ~ 86 years)
    • Ann Sidey, b. 09 Mar 1833, Scotland
  • Margaret Saphira Smylie, b. Oct 1864, Ontario d. 16 Mar 1921, Washington USA

Photo 1: Begg Men. Eau Claire Wisconsin. James L. Searles (married Helen Ford BEGG) standing left, second row, with hand on shoulder of young man. Man standing in the middle with moustache is identified in the photo album as John BEGG (William John Cooper BEGG). Media: photograph, undated, Merriman photographers, Eau Claire Wisconsin. Source: Ancestry.ca. jl3b3 originally shared this on 30 jul 2009

Photo 3: William John Cooper Begg. Source: Ancestry.ca  jl3b3 originally shared this on 11 Jan 2018

Photo 3: Begg Brothers - man standing on the left as John (William John Cooper BEGG) BEGG and the man standing on the right is James BEGG (James Albert BEGG). Media: tintype. Source: Ancestry.ca jl3b3 originally shared this on 30 jul 2009.