In Memoriam, John A. Guion, M.D., 1894, Page 6
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forbade the assembling of the Congress, and denounced
it as “one of the black artifices of falsehood and sedition.” The Congress
returned the compliment by ordering the document to be burned by the public
hangman, styling it “a false, scurrilous, malicious and seditious libel.”
Gov. Martin was much exercised, too, about this time,
on account of the actions of the citizens of New Bern, and in the same
proclamation complains of “treasonable proceedings, of an infamous Committee
at New Bern, at the head of a body of armed men, in seizing and carrying off
six pieces of artillery, the property of the King, that lay behind the
Palace at that place, repeated insults and violences offered to His
Majesty's Subjects, by these little tyrannical and Arbitrary Combinations.”
Towards the end of the Revolution Isaac Guion settled
in New Bern. In 1789, by Act of Assembly, he was appointed a
Vestryman--Church warden as he is called in the Act (Chap. 32)--of Christ
Church, with Richard Dobbs Spaight, Major John Daves and six others, and in
the years 1793 and 1795 he represented the town,--then entitled to borough
representation,--in the General Assembly.
In May, 1803, Isaac Guion died, in the 64th year of his
age,--his wife, Ferebe, surviving him until February l0th, 1811, when she
died in her 65th year.
John Williams Guion, father of Dr. John A. Guion, was
born in New Bern the 14th February, 1783. On the 15th December, 1811, he
married in New Bern, Mary Wade, born in Craven County, l0th June,
1790,--daughter of Captain Amos Wade and Hannah Shine, his wife. Mrs. Mary
Wade Guion died December 12th, 1818, at the early age of 28. She was a woman
of great piety and abounding in good works. It is a fact of interest in
connection with her funeral, though then not unusual, that her pall-bearers
were of both sexes: Stephen B. Forbes and
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