William Nelson Stevens / Essie Griffin

Settler of township lots: Lot 6, Conc. 4, Guilford (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre lot at West Guilford on the channel between Green and Pine Lakes.

Land acquisition: 1910 William Nelson Stevens from mother Jane Foster (formerly Stevens) for $1 and natural love & affection. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 46).

Other land: Lot 8, Conc. 4, Guilford - 1912 from Ernest Sims 26 aces on south shore of Pine Lake. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 108)

Dates of residency:

  • 1903 Business Directory, Guilford: Nelson Stephens, Maple Lake, Lot 6, Conc. 4
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Guilford: Nelson & Essie L. Stevens

Interesting facts: q

William Nelson Stevens, son of pioneer James Stevens, operated a general store in Guilford and also dealt in livestock. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973. pg. 159

Preceding landowner:

  • 1865¬†The C .L. & E. Co from The Crown

Succeeding landowners:

  • 1883 Jane Stevens
  • 1910 Jane Foster (formerly Stevens) to son William Henry Stevens

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree