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Guide to the Guion Family Papers
circa 1870-1930, 1968
 MS 3013

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Collection processed by Jennifer Gargiulo

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Biographical Note

Names in bold designate individuals included within the collection.

Clement Guion (1814-1883) married  Elizabeth Jane Gibson in 1838. Seven of their ten children are represented in the collection.

1) George Gibson Guion (1841-1912) married  Imogene Louise Hart in 1865. They had six children, three of whom died in infancy. Of the surviving children,  Clement (1866-1917) married  Julia Banks,   Hobart (1868-1950) married Harriet McAllister, and  George (1870-1864) married Amelia McAllister. George Gibson Guion was a Lieutenant in the 7th New York Militia in the Union Army during the American Civil War. His sons, George and Clement, moved to Litchfield, Connecticut, worked together in real estate and insurance, and George painted.

2) Mary Louise Guion Thompson (1843-1873) married William W. Thompson.

3) Anna Guion Howard married Frederick William Howard in 1874

4) Clementine Guion Young (1845-?) married Ebenezer Young in 1870.

5) Frances Guion (1855-?) never married. She was committed to the Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital for insanity in 1922. She was also known as 'Fan" to her family.

6) Martha Guion (1856-?) never married. She was also known as "Martie", "Marty", and "Aunta" to her family. Her nephew, Granville, considered her his foster mother.

7) Antoinette Guion Nugent (1862-?) married  Horace (Horry) Nugent in 1863, and had a son Granville (Grannie). Horace was a Senior British Vice-Counsul, and was stationed in Galveston, TX as Counsul to Texas and New Mexico. Granville split his time between the United States and the United Kingdom, and therefore attended school in both countries. Antoinette was also known as "Net" and "Nettie" to her family.

Wood Gibson Sr. and  Wood Gibson Jr. were the father and brother of Elizabeth Jane Gibson.