Saugrain, Antoine Francis, physician, was born in Versailles, France, February 17, 1763. In his young manhood he met in Paris Dr. Benjamin Franklin, and through his representations was induced to come to,this country. After spending some time in philadelphia, he left there in the winter of 1787-8 and came west as far as Pittsburg,Pennsylvania. The following spring he joined the party of Frenchmen that established a settlement on the site of the present city of Gallipolis, Ohio.
He married, in 1793,Genevieve Rosallie Michaud, and in the year 1800 came from Gallipolis to St. Louis, accompanied by his Familv and that of this father-in-law, John Michaud. Having studied medicine, he entered at once upon the practice of his profession here and, when Upper Louisiana was formally transferred to the government of the United States in 1804, he was the only physician practicing in St. Louis. From that time until his death, which occurred May 20, 1820, he "was actively engaged in practice and held a prominenc place among the physicians of the period.
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