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"It comes as a great shock to discover that the country which is your birthplace and to which you owe your life and identity has not, in its whole system of reality, evolved any place for you." James Baldwin, The American Dream and the American Negro.


Poem: The Family is the Rock

11th Bi-Annual Gregoir Guillory and Margarita 2003 Family Reunion was in Opelousas, Louisiana

Family History

2007 Ellen and Wilson Guillory Family Reunion

Ellen and Wilson Guillory Sr. Sons

Ellen and Wilson Guillory Sr. Daughters


The Ellen and Wilson Guillory, Sr. Family

Bonjour! Bienvenue à le website de la famille d'Ellen et au Wilson Guillory Sr. Appréciez votre visite avec nous! (English Translation: Hello! Welcome to the Ellen and Wilson Guillory, Sr. Family website. Enjoy your visit with us!)

Ellen Guillory was born to Corine and Willie Guillory on November 2, 1916 in Mallet Louisiana.. She wed Wilson Guillory, son of Arvilia and Eve Guillory on January 2, 1937. Wilson was born September 27, 1912 in Mallet Louisiana. The two of them gave life to 15 children, 6 boys and 9 girls and adopted a two year old girl. Our family like many south Louisiana families is bilingual. Family members speak English and French.

Their family has grown to include 32 grand children, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. The survivors include 12 birth children, their adopted daughter and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wilson passed away on April 21, 1969 in their home and Ellen passed away on September 9, 2003 in her home surrounded by her children.

The Guillory family has traced it's roots to the 17th century beginning with Gregoir Guillory. The ethnicities that make up this family include French, African-American, Native American, Irish, and Hispanic. 

Ellen and Wilson's family is deeply rooted in spirituality, traditional Creole values and customs,strong work ethics, high morals and a religious upbringing centered around Catholicism .

Thanks to those who've done research on the Guillory family for the links below

Guillory Geneology 1

Guillory Geneology 2

Guillory Geneology 3

Black Codes

Our Creole History

Guillory Links




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CNN World News

The Black World Today

City of New Orleans

The New Orleans Saints

Louisiana State University

Move On.Org Democracy in Action WebSite

The Guillory Yahoo Group

Anthony Guillory's WebSite

Scholarship Page

The Guillory Hurricane Katrina Relief Blog & Fundraiser

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