William Nelson Stevens

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 H. Stevens (uncle) from Jane Foster (formerly Stevens). Nelson is mentioned but cannot determine context. 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

George 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. & C. Co from The Crown

Succeeding landowners:

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

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • William Nelson Stevens, b. 03 Dec 1875, Stanhope, d. 15 Nov 1943, Guilford, (Age 67 years) Buried: St. Peter's Anglican Cemetery
    Parents:
    • James Stevens, b. Abt 1851, Fenelon, d. 07 Feb 1882, Dysart, Haliburton, (Age ~ 31 years)
    • Jane Taylor, b. Abt 1857, England
    Grandparents:
    • Robert Gourley Stevens, b. 01 Dec 1816, Quebec, d. 29 Sep 1906, Stanhope, (Age 89 years)
    • Eliza Bell, b. 1826, Northern Ireland  d. 21 Nov 1911, Fenelon Falls, (Age 85 years)
  • Essie Luella Griffin, b. 29 Dec 1883, Ontario, d. 11 Sep 1959  (Age 75 years)

Regions