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Nelson "Newton" GLAZIER was born 12 Dec 1838 at Stratton, Windham county, Vermont.

Son of John Newton and Phebe Cass (BOURN) GLAZIER
He enlisted 11 Aug 1862 in Co. G, 11th regiment, Vermont volunteers, afterwards the First Artillery, Eleventh Vermont Volunteers, and served as private, corporal, and for a time acting ordnance sergeant at Fort Slocum, and for months on recruiting service in Vermont. He was made Second Lieutenant of Company A, 2 Nov 1863, and became first lieutenant of the same company 21 Jan 1864. He lost his left arm at Spottsylvania, VA on 18 May 1864, and was honorably discharged 3 Sept 1864, on account of wounds received in action.

He was ordained to the work of the gospel ministry (Baptist) at Central Falls, R.I.

The last fifteen years of his life as a retired pastor were spent with his blind sister, Czarina Abigail Glazier WILLIAMS, at Beatrice, NE; Muscotah, KS; and Ashland, NE. In June, 1920, he became a member of Rawlins Post No. 35, Dept of NE, G.A.R., Beatrice, Nebraska. He died at Ashland, Nebraska in the fall of 1922 and was buried at Willow Creek Cemetery north of Prague, NE.

For a more complete biography written by Newton's great-niece, Maud C. Eaton, and copies of letters written by my great-great-great uncle, Newton Glazier while he was serving during the Civil War (1862-64), please go to this linked Vermont Civil War page -- Connie Snyder.

For a photo of his blind sister Czarina Abigail Glazier Williams (1830-1923) taken at Wahoo, Nebraska see Oldtime Nebraska. USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation.
Newspaper article found in the scrapbook of Mary Jane King McIntire (1836-1914)
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Jane Nelson
This info courtesy of Jeanne Walsh who found it on PAGenWeb.

Former Perryopolis (cut off clipping)


Nelson Goslin and wife Maria Smith Goslin
after the War

Nelson GOSLIN b. February 25, 1834,Jefferson, Greene County, Pa. 
d. January 22, 1915, Lancaster County, Nebraska Village of Havelock.
Buried: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln Nebraska, Sec-25 Lot-6406 Sp-8.
Married: Maria Smith, November 03, 1866, Green County Pa..

Nelson Goslin was a private with the 15th Pa. Cavalry Co.K.  He enlisted for three years on August 22,1862 in Jefferson, Greene County Pa. by Captain Palmer .His Pension files show he was a "Wagoner", driving and transporting weapons .He would also show present as a "Teamster".  His pension record shows at enlistment his personal description as follows:

Height 5'10"
Complexion: Light
Color of eyes: Grey
Color of hair: Light

This regiment was formed of an independent company known as the Anderson Troops, which was organized in October and November, 1861, by Wm. J. Palmer, private secretary to John Edgar Thomson, President of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.  Nelson shows up as present and received a honorable discharge in Nashville on June 21,1865 The regiment marched to Nashville, completing the longest raid by any cavalry force during the war, about 2,000 miles. June 21st, 1865, it was mustered out of service. The 15th was the only independent scouting regiment in the Union Service.

Shortly after the war Nelson married Maria Smith November 03, 1866 in Greene County Pennsylvania.  Nelson and Maria would have five children.
Mary Luella Goslin b.December 22, 1867; Effie Jane Goslin b.January 16, 1871; Charles Nelson Goslin b.August 09, 1872; William Albert Goslin b.August 07, 1874; and Goldie May Goslin b.December 08, 1881.

Nelson, wife Maria and daughter Mary Louella seemed to have connected with Nelson's brother William and wife Jane Pogue in Livingston Illinois about 1869.

1870 Census Livingston County Indian Grove Twp. Page 8 Enumerated August 4,1870
51 57 Nelson Goslin 36 W M Farmer 395 Pa.
Maria 27 F W Keeping House Pa.
Margaret 3 F W Pa.

Around the time of Goldie May's birth 1881, Nelson and family moved Nebraska.  
Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER Business Directory and farmer list for 1890 - 1891 = Nelson Goslin Lincoln Nebraska

Nelson died January 22, 1915.  Nelson and his wife Maria are buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln Nebraska along with son Charles Nelson Goslin.

Submitted by Joe Basinger, Lancaster Pa. Gr-gr nephew to Nelson Goslin 

Longest Civil War Prison Record

     Frank A. GUE, formerly of *Perryopolis, who now lives in Tecumseh, Neb., claims to have been confined longer in Southern prisons during the Civil War than any other man now living.
     For 526 days in one period, Gue suffered starvation, privation, exposure and disease, but still lives to tell the tale. He was stricken with smallpox, black scurvy, and chronic diarrhoea (sic) and lay sick for days with scarcely any attention. Six months of his imprisonment was in Andersonville and six weeks of that time in hot weather, an average of 152 dead bodies were carried out every day.
     The Pension Office and Bureau of Information in Washington have been unable to find anyone to match GUE's record.

Notes: *Perryopolis, Fayette Co., PA. Member of GAR Post #47, Tecumseh, Johnson Co. NE


Francis Asbury GUE, b 10 Oct 1839 at Perryopolis, Perry Twp, Fayette County, PA.
Son of Elijah and Eleanor LAYTON GUE
     William GUE 1829 - 1894 (Mary HUEY)
     John GUE 1832 - 1904 (m1. Sara Ellen BLACK, m2. Elizabeth ALTON)
     Sarah GUE 1833 - 1900 (John Lloyd CHAMBERS)
     Joseph GUE 1834 - (Hannah GUILER)
     Isaac Newton GUE 1837 - 1922 (Elizabeth A. CONAWAY)
     Peter Layton GUE 1836 - 1927 (Dorcas Dent HALLIDAY/HOLLIDAY) also in this list
     James P. GUE 1844 - 1927 (Sophia NORMAN)
Francis A GUE married Mary PARIS of Clinton Co., IN, 18 Nov 1860. They had no children.

His obit states that; "On June 6, 1862, Francis enlisted with Company G, Eighty-Sixth Indiana volunteer Infantry, and went at once into the service, being actively engaged most of the time until the fall of 1863... was released at Wilmington, N. C. under a flag of truce, March 1, 1865." Other sources state that he was a private in Co. G. 86th Regt.Indiana Infantry, enlisted 6 Aug 1862 and was discharged 6 June 1865. He participated in many big engagements, including Chickamauga, where he was taken prisoner, 20 Sept 1863. A vivid description of the horrors he faced is written in his obituary below. Please take time to read it.

Francis returned to Indiana at the close of the war. In the spring of 1866, Francis & Mary along with his brother Peter (also listed here) & his wife Dorcas moved to Brownville, NE. Later in 1866 they began farming in Todd Creek, Johnson County. A few years later they moved to Tecumseh, where Mr Gue went into business. In a November 1889 "Falls City Journal" it is mentioned that Mr. F. A. Gue is proprietor of the Sycamore Mineral Springs a "popular summer resort". (Sycamore Springs is located a few miles north of Sabetha, KS).

OBITUARY: from The Tecumseh Chiefton, Tecumseh, Nebraska - Saturday, May 22, 1920

Was Native of Pennsylvania and Had a Splendid War Record-- Funeral Friday

     Francis A. Gue, civil war veteran and early settler, died at his home on Tecumseh, at 4:30 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, May 19, 1920, after a period of ill health which extended over considerable time. He was aged eighty years, seven months and nine days.
     Mr Gue was a native of Perryopolis, Pa., and was born October 10, 1839. His early life was spent in Pennsylvania and later he located in Indiana. He was married to Miss Mary Paris of Clinton county, Ind., November 18, 1860. On June 6, 1862, Mr Gue enlisted with Company G, Eighty-Sixth Indiana volunteer Infantry, and went at once into the service, being actively engaged the most of the time until the fall of 1863. He participated in many big engagements, including Chickamauga, where he was taken prisoner, September 20, 1863. For ten days Mr Gue was engaged in caring for the wounded on the field of battle at Chickamauga, and then followed eighteen or nineteen months of the terrible prison life for which the civil war was noted. He was confined in Libby for a few days and then taken to Pemberton for a short term. The next transfer was to Danville, and this was in the late fall of that year. The next April Mr Gue was sent to Andersonville, where he remained until November, when he was transferred to Charleston, being confined in the prison yard there almost under the fire of the union guns. He was later taken to Florence, and was released at Wilmington, N. C. under a flag of truce, March 1, 1865. He was a physical wreck with but very little hope of his life being spared, when the government took him to the military hospital in connection with the academy at Annapolis. For weeks the unfortunate man hovered between life and death, was spared, yet never fully recovered a marked degree of health.
     Returning to Indiana at the close of the war Mr and Mrs Gue arranged to come to Nebraska and located for a time at Brownville, afterwards coming to Johnson county and going on to Todd Creek precinct farm in 1866. A few years later they moved to Tecumseh, where Mr Gue entered mercantile lines for a period.
     When he was fourteen years of age Mr Gue professed his religious faith and became associated with the Baptist Church. He was a charter member of the Tecumseh church. He remained true to this faith throughout life, and died firm in the belief of the life hereafter. Mr Gue was a prominent member of the republican party and took part in party affairs during his active years. He served Johnson county as a member of the board of commissioners for two terms and had perhaps held other less important political office. He was a member of Heckathorn Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of Tecumseh, and was a leader in this fraternity. For a long time the gentleman had not been well, but, most of the time, had been up and about. His physical failure was gradual, and death gave him relief from the pains of the flesh; Wednesday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, a brother, P L Gue of this county, and two brothers and a sister who live in Pennsylvania, and who are Newton and James Gue and Sarah Chambers, all of Perryopolis. Amma Gue and Miss Ota Gue of Long Branch are nephew and niece of the deceased. Mr Gue was an affable, pleasant gentleman, a kind and loving husband, good neighbor and splendid citizen, and he will be missed by any friends, who extend sympathy to the relatives at this time.
     The funeral was held at the home at 11:00 o'clock, Friday forenoon, and wasconducted by Rev George S Price, pastor of the Tecumseh Baptist church. Members of the Grand Army were in attendance. The interment was in the Grandview cemetery at Long Branch.

Peter Layton GUE, b 13 Sept 1836 Perryopolis, Perry Twp, Fayette County, PA.
He was the son of Elijah and Eleanor LAYTON GUE.
     William GUE 1829 - 1894 (Mary HUEY)
     John GUE 1832 - 1904 (1.Sara Ellen BLACK, 2.Elizabeth ALTON)
     Sarah GUE 1833 - 1900 (John Lloyd CHAMBERS)
     Joseph GUE 1834 -  (Hannah GUILER)
     Isaac Newton GUE 1837 - 1922 (Elizabeth A. CONAWAY)
     Francis Asbury GUE 1839 - 1920 (Mary PARIS) also in this list
     James P. GUE 1844 - 1927 (Sophia NORMAN)
Peter L GUE married Dorcas Dent HALLIDAY/HOLLIDAY at Michigantown, IN - 21 October 1866.
     Ota GUE b November 25, 1867, d October 03, 1944
     Amma GUE b 1869 d 1954 (Carrie HOTALING)
     Vinnie GUE b 1873 d 1943 (William Curry BAIRD)

According to his obit, "he enlisted on Company G, Eighty-Sixth Indiana volunteer Infantry, at Frankfort, June 6, 1862, served throughout the rebellion. and was honorably discharged at the close of the struggle." The pension records state that Peter L. GUE was in Co G 86 Indiana Vol. Inf. 6 Aug 1862 until 6 June 1865.

In the spring of 1866 Peter & Dorcas, along with his brother Francis & his wife Mary moved to Brownville, NE. As a young man in Pennsylvania he was a tailor; a shoemaker in Indiana; and a farmer in Johnson County NE.

OBITUARY: from newspaper in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Saturday, August 6, 1927

Was a Native of the State of Pennsylvania and Served With An Indiana Company

     Peter L Gue of the Long Branch section, in failing health for six or seven years, suffered a paralytic stroke at bedtime, last Monday evening, and he expired at 11:00 o'clock, a m on Tuesday, August 2, 1927. Mr Gue and daughter lived on a farm which had long been the family home, and he had suffered previous strokes. His age was ninety years, ten months and seventeen days.
     Peter Layton Gue was a son of Elijah and Sarah (Layton) Gue, and he was born in Perryopolis, Pa., September 13, 1836. The days of his boyhood and young manhood were spent in Fayette County, Pa., and his education was secured in the common school. Mr Gue was married to Miss Dorcas Dent Halliday, at Michigantown Ind., October 21, 1866, and his wife departed this life, in Johnson county, February 8, 1924. They were the parents of three children, who are all living and who, in the order of their ages , are Ota Gue and Amma Gue of Elk Creek and Mrs Vinnie Baird of Worden, Mont. The brothers and sisters of the deceased are all dead.
     Mr Gue was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic post of Tecumseh until he became too feeble to attend its meetings. He enlisted on Company G, Eighty-Sixth Indiana volunteer Infantry, at Frankfort, June 6, 1862, served throughout the rebellion. and was honorably discharged at the close of the struggle. He was in a number of engagements, but was not injured. However, Mr Gue was in the hospital once or twice, once from injuries received while assisting in getting heavy army wagons out of the mud while on march.
     In the spring of 1866 Mr Gue came to Nebraska from Indiana, and lived at Brownville for a time. As soon as buildings could be erected he and his young wife located on the farm in Johnson county, which remained the family home up to this time, with the exception of a short time spent in Tecumseh, following the grasshopper devastation in the early years. Mr Gue's principal activity of life was farming, though he worked at the tailor trade in his youth, while living in Pennsylvania, and at shoemaking when he lived in Indiana, and for the short time he lived in Tecumseh. When crops failed he had to work at his trade to make a living, and as pioneers of Nebraska, Mr and Mrs Gue suffered the hardships and privations which were the lot of all early settlers. He was a quiet man, his characteristics being strict honesty and integrity. He was kind and loving to his family, considerate of all, and during the long time he had lived in Johnson county had made a wide acquaintance of admiring friends, who regretted his being stricken in his later years and who mourn with the family the departure of so fine a man.
     The funeral was held at the home at 10:00 o'clock, Thursday morning, and was largely attended, including old soldiers and Sons of Veterans. Rev W H Wright, pastor of the Tecumseh Methodist church, had charge of the services. The interment was in the family lot in the Grandview cemetery, the burial services being conducted by the Tecumseh camp of Sons of Veterans and being military in their nature.

The Pension records # 265221 and # 230397 belong to the Gue brothers (both above).

This information is submitted on behalf of Betty Louise McIntire Goodwin who has lovingly searched this family. I would like to thank your NEGenWeb volunteers Dennis Norvell and Bill Wever, who helped us so tremendously.
Jane Goodwin Nelson, Camp Hill, PA <>

James Richard GUGIN born 17 Feb 1827 at Quebec, Canada.
Son of James Richard GUGINS & Mary Ann KELL


Abigail GUGINS (James BURKE)
Willamine GUGINS
Infant male
Elizabeth GUGINS (George D. BELLAMY)
George GUGINS (Elizabeth Ann FOGEL)
Sarah Ann GUGINS (William BELLAMY)
Margaret GUGINS
Esther GUGINS (John Barton BURK)
Hannah GUGINS (James BOWERS)
Daniel GUGINS (Elizabeth ARMSTRONG)
Rebecca Eleanor GUGINS (Wm BOWERS)
Victoria GUGINS
Samuel GUGINS (Hannah M. MORTIMER)
David GUGINS (Margaret ---)

YES - James Richard was one of 23 children. Two boys, John and James R. dropped the "s" from their surname after moving to Douglas Co., NE prior to 1860.

Married Grace Izola NOBLE (1835- ) on 6 Mar 1854 at Mulmur, Ontario, Canada
     Mary Ann GUGIN b1855 Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada (Levi JOHNSON)
     Jane GUGIN b 1857 Toronto, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada (John Eugene LEMON)
     Joseph Albert GUGIN b1860 Douglas Co., NE (Isabella E. BUTT)
     Sarah Ann GUGIN b1862 NE (James Knox Polk THOMSON)
     Samuel Peter GUGIN b 1864 NE d 1898 bur. at Elk City, Douglas, NE
     Julia Ann GUGIN b 1867 NE (Elmer Ellsworth JOHNSON)
     Emma Grace GUGIN b 1870 Bethany, Harrison, MO (Roy Sylvester WARD)
     Rachel Etta GUGIN b 1872 NE (Wm. Bradford SHERWOOD) d 1893 bur. Elk City, NE
     James Richard GUGIN b 1875 Douglas Co., NE (Cora May ADAMS)
     Ida May GUGIN b1877 Elk City, Douglas, NE (Andrew Jackson BARTLETT) d 1895, bur Elk City, NE
They were living in Richland, Douglas, NE by 1860. 1869: Bethany, Harrison Co, MO (farm of James Baker), then returned to Washington Co., NE; 1872-73: Scribner, Dodge Co, NE.; 1874-75: Elk City, Douglas Co, NE; 1880: Elkhorn, Douglas, NE

Military service: Enlisted at Florence, NE on 22 Oct 1862. Served with 2nd NE Cavalry. Mustered out 21 Sep 1863. Commanding officer was Captain Peter S. Reed. Companions in military service: John Bryant, George Geltson, Levi Johnson (later his son-in-law) and Thomas Appleby. Men who can witness disability is service related: Wm Bowen of Blair & Omaha, Hicks Clark of Blair, Charles H. Barber, who has moved West.

Died 27 Jul 1880 at Elkhorn City, Douglas, NE of heart failure. Had asthma since military service, & recently contracted measles. Buried at Elk City Cemetery (lot 2), Elk City, Douglas, NE.

Member of GAR. Occupation: carpenter

Federal pension file number: 366576
Other record sources: Extract from marriage registry (Canada); IGI Records: USA NE; 1860 & 1880 Fed. Census (NE); Marriage records of 5 children; {366} Early Pioneers of Nebraska Vol 1 pp20 & 85; GAR record # 1-881; Listed on muster role, 2nd NE Cav., Andreas History of Nebr p302; Fremont Weekly Herald p8 col 3: Fremont, Dodge, NE

Submitted by: Ted W. Miller. <>
Additional information provided by Carol Hare. <>

John GUGIN born 9 Sep 1829 at St. Sylvester, Frampton, Quebec, Canada.
Son of James Richard GUGINS & Mary Ann KELL. For other children see James Gugin (above)
John was one of 23 children. Two boys, John & James R. dropped the "s" from their surname after moving to Douglas Co., NE prior to 1860.

Married Mary FIELDS 10 Sep 1849 at Tecumseth, Toronto Diocese, Simcoe, Canada
     Jane GUGIN b1851 Canada West (m Benjamin Franklin SPENCER)
     John GUGIN b 1853 Canada West (m Grace I. MORTON)
     Roseanna GUGIN b1855 Montreal, Ontario, Canada (m Benjamin Franklin SPENCER)
     Esther GUGIN b 1857 Canada West (m Charles KINGDON)
     Elizabeth GUGIN b1862 Elk City, Douglas, NE (m Albert MULLENDOORE & Horace A. SHORT)
They were living in Richland, Elk Horn Pct, Douglas Co. NE in 1860.

Military service: Enlisted 22 Oct 1862, with 2nd NE Cavalry. Discharged 21 Sept 1863.
His Comrades: M.J. Billetter, Leonard Gilbert of Ft Calhoun, and Abraham Dennis.

Died 15 Feb 1871 at Elk City, Douglas, NE of lung fever.
Buried at Elk City Cemetery, (Lot 2 & 1/2). Note: Date of issue for the lot in Elk City Cemetery was 17 April 1886 - probably when he was moved from the old cemetery.

Pension file indicates John died as result of disease contracted during Civil War. Wife Mary was defrauded of Civil War Pension settlement, $2,246 by James W. Moore, who had helped her file the claim. He went to prison in S.D. for the crime. Later her claim for repayment was pressed by Mr. W.G. Whitmore (lawyer), & was successful. (Note: This pension file costs over $40 because Mary Gugin had to provide notarized documents regarding the dependent status of each child, and court transcripts. It is a goldmine of info.)

Member of GAR. Occupation: farmer
Federal pension file number: 267520
Other record sources: GAR record #1-882; Muster role, 2nd NE Cav., Andreas History of Nebr p302; 1860 Fed. Census (NE)
Some Gugin pension file records

Submitted by: Ted W. Miller. <>
Additional information provided by Carol Hare. <


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