Moore, Nathaniel Fish

Moore, Nathaniel Fish

Male 1782 - 1872  (89 years)

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  • Name Moore, Nathaniel Fish  [1
    Born 25 Dec 1782  Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Apr 1872  Hudson, Columbia County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I6468  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Rev. John Moore
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 

    Father Moore, Dr. William,   b. 17 Jan 1754, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1824  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Fish, Jane,   b. 7 Jan 1757, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1782  Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Marriage License; 30 Jan 1782; New York, New York, New York, USA
    Children 9 children 
     1. Moore, Nathaniel Fish,   b. 25 Dec 1782, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1872, Hudson, Columbia County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Moore, Maria Theresa,   b. 30 Dec 1784, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1855, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +3. Moore, Dr. Samuel W.,   b. 11 Oct 1786, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1854, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Moore, Jane,   b. 15 Feb 1788, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1842, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. Moore, Benjamin,   b. 8 Nov 1789,   d. 7 Jan 1791  (Age 1 years)
     6. Moore, Benjamin,   b. 19 Aug 1791, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1832, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     7. Moore, Susannah,   b. 27 Apr 1793,   d. 17 Aug 1814  (Age 21 years)
     8. Moore, William,   b. 13 Sep 1797, Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1885, Garrison, Putnam County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     9. Moore, Sarah Ann,   b. 10 Sep 1799,   d. 12 Jul 1861  (Age 61 years)
     
    Family ID F2651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1782 - Queens Borough, New York City, Queens County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Wikipedia says:
      Nathaniel Fish Moore (December 25, 1782 ? April 27, 1872)[1] was the eighth president of Columbia College; he had earlier been a lawyer and served on the faculty. He was the nephew of the college's former president Benjamin Moore.

      In 1820, Moore began his career at Columbia College as a professor of Greek and Latin. He was appointed the first full-time Librarian of the College in 1838. Four years later, Moore was elected the eighth president of the college, resigning under unremarkable circumstances in 1849.

      Born December 25, 1782
      Newton, Illinois
      Died April 27, 1872 (aged 89)
      Hudson, New York

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Fish_Moore

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      From Columbia University Archives



      Nathaniel Fish Moore, 1782-1872
      Term of Office: 1842-1849

      Nathaniel Fish Moore, nephew of former Columbia president Benjamin Moore, was a lawyer by training but preferred the quiet seclusion of the scholar's life, and in 1820 accepted the position of professor of Greek and Latin in Columbia College.

      In 1838 after several years of traveling abroad, Moore was appointed Librarian of the College, the first to hold that position on a full-time basis. One of his chief duties was to put in order and to catalog his own library which he had sold to the College that year.

      Elected Columbia's eighth president in 1842, Moore found administrative work very uninteresting, and having private means, resigned in 1849. His administration was for the most part uneventful, marked only by the continuing struggle for money and the establishment of the first Greek Letter fraternities.

      Moore spent the remainder of his life pursuing his scholarly interests as well as becoming an enthusiastic devotee of the nascent art of photography; some of his photographs are preserved in the Columbia University Archives.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2624] Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants, James W. Moore, 112-113 (Reliability: 2), 24 Sep 2021.
      Dr. William Moore5 and Jane Fish had

      618. President Nathaniel Fish6, b. December 25, 1782, unmarried, d. April 27, 1872.

      . . .

      618. President Nathaniel Fish Moore6 (Dr. William5, m. Jane Fish,
      Lieut. Samuel4, Benjamin3, Capt. Samuel2, Rev. John1).

      Nathaniel F. Moore, [Footnote: Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography.] A.M., LL.D., clergyman, born in Newtown, I,. I., December 25, 1782 ; died in the highlands of the Hudson, April 27, 1872 ; was graduated at Columbia in 1802, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1805, and practised for a few years. In 18 17 he was appointed Adjunct Professor of Greek and Latin in Columbia, and in 1820 was made professor, holding this chair until 1835, when he went to Europe. On his return, in 1837, he was made librarian, and in 1839 again went to Europe, traveling also in the Orient. In 1842 he was made President of Columbia, which office he held until 1849, when he resigned and retired to private life. He was a Trustee of Columbia from 1842 till 1851, and received the degree of LL.D. from that institution in 1825. His publications are "Remarks on the Pronunciation of the Greek Language," in reply to a pamphlet by John Pickering (New York, 1819) ; "Ancient Mineralogy," (1834, new edition, 1859) ; "Lectures on the Greek Language and Literature," (1835) ; and an "Historical Sketch of Columbia College" (1849), besides pamphlets and essays.

      It is mentioned in a memoir of William Betts, LL.D., that in 1858 Dr. Nathaniel F. Moore, ex-President of Columbia College, had executed a fine photograph of his friend. [Footnote: N.Y. Genealogical Record.]

      In 1809 he was Lieutenant of the Fourth Regiment and Captain in 1810. [Footnote: Report of the N. Y. State Historian.]

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    2. [S740] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/, 2 Nov 2015.
      Wikipedia says:
      Nathaniel Fish Moore (December 25, 1782 ? April 27, 1872)[1] was the eighth president of Columbia College; he had earlier been a lawyer and served on the faculty. He was the nephew of the college's former president Benjamin Moore.

      In 1820, Moore began his career at Columbia College as a professor of Greek and Latin. He was appointed the first full-time Librarian of the College in 1838. Four years later, Moore was elected the eighth president of the college, resigning under unremarkable circumstances in 1849.

      Born December 25, 1782
      Newton, Illinois
      Died April 27, 1872 (aged 89)
      Hudson, New York

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Fish_Moore

    3. [S832] Ancestry.com, 16 Dec 2015.
      Family Search International Genealogical Research Index
      Jane Fish m. William Moore, 4 Feb 1782 Trinity Church Parish, New York, New York, New York.

    4. [S2624] Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants, James W. Moore, 98, 110-112 (Reliability: 2), 24 Sep 2021.
      Lieut. Samuel Moore4 and Sarah Fish had

      . . .

      580. Dr. William5, b. Jan. 17, 1754, m. Feb. 4, 1782, Jane Fish4 (Nathaniel3, m. Jane Berrien (Peter), Nathan2, Jonathan1), b. 1757; he d. April 22, 1824 (will). [618]

      . . .

      580. Dr. William Moore5 (Lieut. Samuel4, Benjamin3, Capt. Samuel2, Rev. John1) and Jane Fish4 (Nathaniel3, m. Jane Berrien (Peter), Nathan2, Jonathan1) .

      Dr. William Moore5 was a physician. "This ornament [Footnote: Thompson's History of Long Island.] of the profession and of Christianity, was born at Newtown, L. I., in 1754. He received the rudiments of a classical education under the tuition of his elder brother, afterwards Bishop Moore, and President of Columbia College. He attended the lectures on medicine delivered by Drs. Clossey and Samuel Bard.

      "In 1778 he went to London, and thence to Edinburgh, and in 1780 graduated Doctor of Medicine, when he delivered a dissertation on the Bile.

      "For more than forty years he continued unremittingly engaged in the arduous duties of an extensive practice, particularly in midwifery, estimating his number of cases at about three thousand. His medical papers may be found in the American Medical and Philosophical Register, the New York Medical Repository and the New York Medical and Physical Journal. For many years Dr. Moore was President of the Medical Society of the County of New York, and an upright and vigilant Trustee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. On his death the college recorded their testimony of his pre-eminent worth. He was Trustee of Columbia College from 1790 until his death, and chairman in 1823.

      "Dr. John W. Francis, at that time Professor of Obstetrics in the college, in his lecture to the class, remarked of this estimable man, as follows : 'Before I conclude,' says he, 'permit me to pay my feeble tribute of homage and respect to the memory of the late Dr. Moore, recently called from among us by the fiat of Providence : a bright exemplar of the virtues and the important qualifications demanded of the practitioner in that department of the profession, the duties of which I have attempted to exhibit. I am persuaded that I do not allow feelings of personal friendship to prevail over the decisions of the severest scrutiny, when I assert that no member of our profession has exhibited in his life and conduct, a more beautiful example of the dignity and benignant lustre of the medical character.

      " 'Honored for many years with his friendship, and admitted to the privilege of his conversation, I was early taught to look upon him with a respect and veneration which all my subsequent acquaintance only served to strengthen and confirm. Thousands among us can testify to the mildness and urbanity of his manners, to his tender and watchful regard for the suffering patient and sympathizing attendants, to his warm-hearted benevolence of feeling, and devotedness to the good of all whom his eminent attainments, or the lesson of a pure and unspotted life could profit, to his strictness of moral principle and uniform devotion to the sacred obligations of religion.

      " 'It was but a few months ago that the governors of this institution were honored with his co-operation and enlightened by his counsels. How great their loss has been, can only be known to those who were acquainted with the liberality of his views, and his freedom from every mean and selfish bias.

      " 'Dr. Moore rose to his great eminence by the force of personal and professional merit. A liberal education had prepared him to commence with advantage his medical pursuits, and amid the toil and cares of his laborious career, he ever continued to recur with ardor and delight to those classical studies, in which he had been imbued in his youth. Seldom, indeed, has it happened that the two professions were adorned with such attainments and such private excellence, as were exhibited in the instances of Dr. Moore and his brother Benjamin, the late pious and venerable bishop of the church. While we cherish their worth, let the regret at our bereavement give place to a noble emulation of their pure virtue and active benevolence.'

      "That he was among the most eminent and useful men of which the annals of medicine can boast, is fully established by the disinterested observations of his able, learned and scientific contemporary, and his name adds one more to the already extended list of great and good men, in almost every department of useful knowledge which graces the history of Long Island."

      Dr. Moore was a vestryman of Trinity Church.

      The following extract from a letter from Miss Maria Theresa Moore, his granddaughter, gives a pleasant picture of family life : " Aug. 29, 1899. Thank you for the pleasure you've given me by that account of my grandfather (Dr. Wm. Moore). I remember the dear old gentleman coming in often, with his knee-breeches, and boots, with a little tassel on each, which we children always investigated, and our Christmas visit to him and grandmother, when each child received a present. This custom was carried on by my uncle, N. F. Moore, whilst in Columbia College, and after he left New York and lived with Uncle William at Garrison, he sent to each niece and god-child $10 in gold." Miss Moore, of Stamford, Conn., has a silver spoon marked W. M. T.--William and Jane Moore.

      Dr. William Moore5 in his will, dated August 21, 1810, probated April 17, 1824, ordered his executors to purchase half of the vault of his brother-in-law, Thomas Barrow ; leaves during her life to his wife, Jane, the property at the corner of Nassau and Liberty Streets, rented by Robert Hill ; to his son, Nathaniel F. Moore, his folio Bible and his miniature by Carbonora and his mother's, by Sharpless, his profile picture by Sharpless to his daughter, Maria Theresa.

      Jane Fish4 was the daughter of Nathaniel Fish3, of Newtown, and Jane Berrien, the daughter of Peter Berrien, who married Elizabeth Edsall (Peter Jansen (Cornells Jansen, m. Janet Stryker, Jan Stryker, m. 1652, Lambertgi Sanbenny)), the granddaughter of Nathan2 and ____ ____, the great-granddaughter of Jonathan1 and Mary ____.

      Dr. William Moore5 and Jane Fish had

      618. President Nathaniel Fish6, b. December 25, 1782, unmarried, d. April 27, 1872.

      619. Maria Theresa6, b. December 30, 1784, m. Henry Casimir de Rham (J. Wilhelm Christophe, b. 1743), Yvirden on Lake Neuchatel, Switzerland, b. July 15, 1785, d. October _, 1873 ; she d. March 22, 1855. [627]

      620. Dr. Samuel W.6, b. October 11, 1786, m. November 17, 1813, Emily Constable3 (William2 m. Anna White (Townsend), of Philadelphia, John1), b. in England, July 4, 1795 or 6, d. June 14, 1844 ; he d. August 26, 1854. [644]

      621. Jane6, b. February 15, 1788, m. Henry Major, merchant of Londonderry, Ireland, b. Tully Brislaw, near Londonderry, 1779; she d. March 17, 1841. [671]

      622. Benjamin6, b. November 8, 1789, d. January 7, 1791.

      623. Benjamin6, b. August 19, 1791, d. February 17, 1832.

      624. Susannah6, b. April 27, 1793, d. August 17, 1814.

      625. William6, b. September 13, 1797, m. Margaret Gouverneur (Samuel, m. Mary Phillipse), b. June 10, 1809, Carmel, Putnam Co., N. Y., lived in "The Grange" opposite West
      Point, near Garrison's, d. January 11, 1892 ; he d. July 15, 1885, at Garrison's on Hudson ; no children.

      626. Sarah Ann6, b. September 10, 1799, m. April 11, 1844, Dr. Edward Hodges (Archelaus), b. July 20, 1796, Bristol, England, d. September 1, 1867, Bristol, England ; she d. July 12, 1S61 ; no children.
      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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