In Memoriam, John A. Guion, M.D., 1894, Page 5
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Isaac Guion settled first on White Oak River in Onslow
County, from whence he removed with his wife to New Bern. By this marriage
there were five children, of whom two, Isaac Lee and Elizabeth Pugh (Mrs.
Francis Hawks) were born in Onslow County, and three were natives of New
Bern, viz. Ann Maria (Mrs. Hugh Jones); John Williams, the father of Dr.
John A. Guion; and Margaret Sarah (Mrs. Andrew Scott).
Isaac Guion with Edward Starkey, and others,
represented the County of Onslow in the Provincial Congress that met in
Hillsboro, the 21st of August, 1775. This Congress made active preparation
for the war of the Revolution, then just at its beginning, and organized the
first Continental troops of the North Carolina Line, to the 1st Regiment of
which (Col. James Moore) Isaac Guion was appointed Surgeon, his commission
bearing date 1st September, 1775. On the 11th of December, 1776, he was
appointed Commissary of the 9th Regiment of Continentals,--of which his
relative, John Pugh Williams, was Colonel, and in March, 1777, he was
transferred to the 7th Regiment, (Col. James Hogun,) as Paymaster, in which
capacity he served until July, 1778, when the regiments of the North
Carolina Line were reduced in number and consolidated. It is worthy of note
that his cousin of the same name, Isaac Guion of the New Rochelle family,
also served as a Continental officer, having been in the New York Line
throughout the war of our Revolution, and afterwards in the United States
The Provincial Congress of August, 1775, of which Isaac
Guion was a member, was a very able body, and one that legislated wisely and
well in very troublous times. Against it Gov. Josiah Martin, from his safe
retreat on board the man-of-war “Cruizer”, in the Cape Fear River,
fulminated his wrathful proclamation of August 8th, 1775, in which he
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