My Ancestors (6) – Christopher Hussey – 1599 – 1686

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

(1) Christopher Hussey, (2) Stephen Hussey, (3) (Abigaill Hussey) Marshall, (5) Major Elihu Marshall, (6) Elizabeth (Marshall) Guion, (7) Elijah Guion, (8) Elijah Guion II, (9) Alfred Beck Guion, (10) Alfred Duryee Guion, (11) Alfred Peabody Guion, (12) Judith Anne Guion

May 10, 1798, was a Thursday. In the town of New Rochelle, New York, people had gathered for a wedding. Probably, though we aren’t sure, they had gathered in the village’s little Episcopal church; both groom and bride had been raised by Church-of-England mothers, though on their father’s side the groom was Huguenot and the bride, Quaker.

Elijah Guion, 28 years old, 10th child of the late John Guion, farmer and good-sized land-owner of the near-by vicinity called Rye, was taking as his bride a 19-year-old girl, Elizabeth Marshall. She was the eldest living daughter of Maj. Elihu Marshall, a veteran officer of the revolution which had ended only…

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