The Harriet Bevier Urion Family Papers (1883-1903)

Finding Aid Completed by Eric Roth, December 16, 1998
Last revised June 1, 2001
Volume: 0.33 cu. ft., 6 items
Acquisition: The papers were donated to the Huguenot Historical Society by Mrs. Betty V. Sampson on September 27, 1991.
Access: Unrestricted.
Copyright: Request for permission to publish materials from these records should be discussed with the Archivist and Director of the Huguenot Historical Society.

Biographical Note

Harriet Bevier F-467 was born to Zenus William Bevier E-381 and Eliza Hall on Aug. 8, 1841, in the town of Goosetown in Broome County, New York. Sometime between 1847 and 1850 she moved with the rest of her family to Evansville, Wisconsin. On October 1, 1863 she married John August Urion, a native of Viviers-les-Offricourt, France. They had six children. Harriet died on March 5, 1909 (1).

Collection Description

The collection includes autograph, poetry and prayer books, a photograph album, and one letter (in French) of Harriet A. Bevier Urion and her daughter Zilla Urion G-433 (1870-1903). The photograph album contains both identified and unidentified photographs dating from the late 19th century of the Urion and Bevier families. Most of these photographs are probably carbon or collodion photographic prints. Also of note in the collection is a letter written in French to Zilla Urion from her cousin Angela Urion in Rouvres-en-Haintois, France. This letter describes the members of Angela Urion's family and discusses Zilla's failing health and a possible trip to France. A rough English translation of this letter is available upon request. Further descriptions of each item are also available.

This collection was formerly known as the Zenus Bevier Family Papers. In addition, a photograph of Jean August Urion and Harriet Bevier, taken ca. 1895 is maintained in the Huguenot Historical Society Photograph Collection (See HHS Archives Accession #1999.05).

Folder/Item List

Autograph Book of Zilla Urion (1883-1888)
Letter from Angela Urion to Zilla Urion (1903) - French
Obituary Card, Zilla M. Urion (1903)
Photograph Album (ca. 1880's - ca. 1890's)
Poetry Booklet: Moore, Thomas. On Music's Wings. London, Raphael Tuck and Sons (c. 1892)
Prayer Booklet: The Twenty-Third Psalm. New York, The Art Lithographic Publishing
Company (undated)


1. Identification numbers and personal data taken from The Bevier Family: The Descendants of Louis Bevier, Patentee of New Paltz, New York. The Huguenot Historical Society, New Paltz, New York (1970) compiled by Kenneth Hasbrouck.