SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK.
by NATHANIEL BARTLETT SYLVESTER
Portrait of L. Moore, M.D.
LEVERETT MOORE was born on the 9th of December, 1805, in Palmer, Mass., where he was placed with a farmer to be reared, his father having died when he was seven years of age. Here he worked and attended school winters until the age of fourteen, having the mind and the application to make the best use of his limited opportunities. At the age of eighteen he commenced teaching, by which he acquired the means of attending a classical school at Granville, Mass., and continued teaching and studying until the age of twenty-one, when he commenced the study of medicine. He completed his course at Pittsfield, Mass., and graduated at the medical college in that city in December, 1829. After practicing a short time in Ulster county, N.Y., he removed to Albany, where he carried on a successful practice till September, 1834, when he removed his office to Greenbush, on the opposite side of the Hudson, and practiced there about six years.
In 1840 he settled as a physician at Ballston Spa, taking the place of Dr. Samuel Freeman, who had practiced for twenty-five years previous. Dr. Moore has remained in successful practice here since 1840, until about two years since, when he began gradually to withdraw from the active duties of his profession. He has filled a place in the medical profession in this county attained by few local practitioners, and is universally esteemed, not only for his professional talents and integrity, but for his character as a man and a citizen.
He is a member of the Saratoga County medical society, of which he was for a number of years secretary, and is also a member of the Union medical association, of Washington, Warren, and Saratoga counties. He is a Republican in politics, but, on account of his professional duties, has always declined to accept office.
His first wife was Elizabeth G., daughter of Horace Allen, of Albany, to whom he was married in 1833. She died in 1843, and he married for his second wife Mary L. Smith, of Ballston, in 1844. He has a son and daughter living by the first marriage.
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