Guy Family (Mecosta County)

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Jim Guy

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Douglas Guy - Son of James Guy - (Mecosta County)

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 Catherine Guy - Daughter of James Guy (Mecosta County)

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Robert & Martha (Guy) Scott

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Lydia Guy-Tate (Daughter of Jim Guy) Mother of Del Guy Sister of Martha Guy-Scott 

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Axel Guy

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Minerva & Catherine Guy

According to The Old Settlers: A Nation Within Itself (1988) from early recorded records it is learned that James Guy was born in Ohio on April 22, 1822, and from the census of 1880, we learn that both of his parents Andrew and Martha Beard-Guy were likewise born in Zanesville, Ohio. James (Jim) Guy, wife and family migrated to Michigan in the early spring of 1861 taking advantage of the Homestead Act of Michigan. When Jim obtained his property in Mecosta County, Michigan, 160 acres--the deed was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861.

Jim Guy was married twice. His first wife was Ann Mariah (Caliman) Guy, whom he married in Ohio. To this union five children were born: Oran 1846-1872; Benjamin Franklin 1848; Martha 1851-1925; Minerva Ann 1856; Douglas 1860, and Leander 1864. Ann Mariah died not too long after the birth of her last child, and Jim remarried.

His new wife was Francis Norman, daughter of Granderson and Susan (Cook) Norman. He and Francis had Leonard 1866-1938; Catherine 1868-1947; James Granderson 1870-1949; Arthur 1871-1875; George Washington 1872-1950; John William 1874-1949; Susan Emily, 1876-1963, Emmet 1876-1877, Amelia 1878, Ellen, Elizabeth, and twins Mary and Ann.

He died October 17, 1896 in Mecosta County, Michigan. According to his obituary, he had just read Chapter 5, of the Letter of Paul to the Romans and fell asleep. The same letter was used at his funeral. His second wife, Francis (Norman) Guy died February 12, 1927.

 

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