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Daniel L. Moore, a successful farmer of Loudon, Merrimack County, was born here, June 30, 1843, son of Archelaus and Harriett T. (Lowell) Moore, his parents also being natives of this town. Archelaus Moore, first, the grandfather, lived and died in Loudon, Daniel L., was the first of the name to settle here. Archelaus Moore, second, followed the vocation of his forefathers, and died leaving eight children: Abigail, wife of P. L. French, of East Concord, N.H.; Lydia Amanda, who married Hugh T. Warren, a farmer of Pembroke, N.H.; Jennie, now deceased, who became the wife of James Richardson, a carriage-maker of Pembroke; Monroe A., who died at the age of sixteen; Daniel L., the subject of this brief sketch; Addie, who is the widow of Alfred Dearborn, and resides in Concord, N.H.; Lucian B. and Etta, both of whom died young.

Daniel L. Moore spent his youth on the home farm, and was brought up to agricultural life. He married first Mary Lavina Weeks, a daughter of Samuel and Abigail T. (French) Weeks, her father being a farmer and tanner of Gilmanton. After his marriage Mr. Moore carried on the home farm, also raising fruit and dealing to some extent in lumber. He now owns five hundred acres of well-improved land. Mr. Moore is a Democrat, and takes an active part in local politics. In 1891 and 1892 he represented his district in the legislature. By his wife, Mary Weeks Moore, he had seven children, namely: Annie; Lura; two sons who died in infancy; Josia; an infant unnamed; and Alfred T., born July 7, 1867, who is a farmer in the vicinity of the old home. Alfred T. Moore married Minnie E. Clough, who was born November 1, 1867, daughter of Lathan C. and Mary E. (Dimond) Clough, her father being a stone cutter and farmer of Groton, N.H. His first wife dying, Mr. Daniel L. Moore married for his second wife Miss Mary Anna Sleeper, daughter of Levi F. and Eliza (Wells) Sleeper, her parents being residents of this locality. By her he has two children-Carl C. and Dwight E., both living at home. Mr. Moore and his family attend the Second Advent church on Loudon Ridge.

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