In Memoriam, John A. Guion, M.D., 1894, Page 4
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France, its history,--especially during the time of the
so-called religious wars in France, extending, with short intervals of
peace, over a period of more than a hundred years, (1560-1685),--is full of
interest. In the 17th Century the city was besieged by an army of the famous
Cardinal Richelieu, and succumbed only after a most heroic
by its inhabitants.
Louis Guion went first to England with his family,
coming afterwards to America, where he arrived in 1687, and settled in New
Rochelle, West Chester County, New York. New Rochelle, named in honor of the
old home in France, was for many years the principal settlement of the
Huguenots in our Northern States. It is the birth-place of many
distinguished men,--among others of John Jay. at one time President of the
Continental Congress, and the first Chief Justice of the United States under
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