My Ancestors – Louis, Isaac and Isaac II Guion – New Rochelle, New York

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

(1) Louis Guion); (2) Isaac Guion; (3)Isaac Guion (II); (4) John Guion; (5) Elijah Guion, Sr.; (6) Elijah Guion, Jr.;  (7) Alfred Beck Guion; (8) Alfred Duryee Guion; (9) Alfred Peabody Guion; (10) Judith Anne Guion

This may or may not be the first house Louis and Thomasse built in New Rochelle. 

Louis Guion built the first house in New Rochelle, New York, on Bonnefoy’s Point (Hudson Park). Louis and Thomasse used the residence as a communal house while early inhabitants built their own homes. It was a cabin built upon a 6 foot stone cellar, sleeping dormer and thatch roof. Smaller homes were built along Boston Post Road, now Huguenot Street that runs through the middle of town, dividing east and west by North Avenue. Louis Guion was an early officer of New Rochelle, serving as a Collector.

The French language continued to be spoken, although by 1739 official…

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