Southwest Louisiana Historical and Biographical by William Henry Perrin, published in 1891; page 148. Typed by Margaret Rentrop Moore.
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J.V. Duhon, Lake Charles. - J.V. Duhon is a native of Calcasieu parish, Louisiana, born in 1844. He is the son of C. And A. Duhon, both natives of this State. His father was a planter and stock raiser. He was reared, married and spent his whole life in Calcasieu parish.
The subject of this sketch grew to manhood in Calcaseiu parish, and received his education in the schools of this place. In 1862 he entered the Confederate service and enlisted in company A, Eighteenth Louisiana Regiment, in which he served until the close of the war. He was in the battle of Mansfield, besides numerous other hotly contested engagements. At the close of the was he returned home and emgaged in farming. In 1869 he married Miss Eliza Benoit, a native of Louisiana, they having become the parents of twelve children, eight of whom are living. Mr. Duhon is one of the successful planters and stock raisers of this section; he owns from twelve to fifteen hundred acres of land - only a portion of which is under cultivation. He raises principally stock of merchandise in connection with the mil lin which he is interested. He is a prosperous business man.