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NANCREDE, Paul Joseph Guerard de, soldier, born in France in 1760; died in Paris in 1841. He came to this country in the army of Count Rochambeau, in which he served as a lieutenant, and was wounded at Yorktown. From 1787 till 1800 he was instructor in French at Harvard, and he afterward resided for some time in Philadelphia. He edited "L'Abeille Frangoise" (1792).--His son, Joseph Guerard, physician, born in Boston, Massachusetts, in June, 1793 ; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 February, 1857, was educated chiefly in Montreal and Paris, but returned to this country, through fear of conscription, and was graduated in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1813. He resided in Louisville, Kentucky, till 1816, and then in Philadelphia till his death, practising largely among French families, and numbering Joseph Bonaparte among his patients. Dr. Nancrede married Cornelia, daughter of Commander Truxton. He contributed to current professional literature, and edited Legallois's "Experiments on the Principles of Life," with his brother, Dr. Nicholas Nancrede (Philadelphia, 1818), and an abridgment of Orfila's "Toxicology," which was commended by the author (1817).
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