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Matagorda in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dr. Albert Moses Levy

(c.1800 - 1848)

 
 
Dr. Albert Moses Levy Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
1. Dr. Albert Moses Levy Marker
Inscription.  

Dutch immigrant Albert Moses Levy came to the United States in 1818. After graduation from Medical School in 1882, he practiced medicine in Richmond, Virginia, until about 1835, when he left for New Orleans. In the service of the New Orleans Greys, he served as Chief Surgeon in the Siege of Bexar (Dec. 1835) and later served on the Brutus in the Texas Navy. Levy settled in Matagorda, where he married Claudinia O. Gervais and was active in state and local affairs.
Recorded – 1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1262.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence.
 
Location. 28° 42.029′ N, 95° 57.28′ W. Marker is in Matagorda, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker can be reached from South Gulf Road 0.1 miles east of Matagorda Cemetery Road. The marker is located in the southeast corner of the Matagorda Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matagorda TX 77457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Dr. Albert Moses Levy Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
2. Dr. Albert Moses Levy Marker
His marker is the right marker of the two markers on the ground.
distance of this marker. Sinclair David Gervais (here, next to this marker); Major George Morse Collinsworth (here, next to this marker); Ira Ingram (here, next to this marker); Seth Ingram (here, next to this marker); Richard Royster Royall (here, next to this marker); S. Rhoads Fisher (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albert Clinton Horton (about 300 feet away); Matagorda Cemetery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matagorda.
 
Regarding Dr. Albert Moses Levy. On April 17, 1837, Levy's ship, the Independence, was captured by two Mexican brigs-of-war. After three months he escaped and walked back to Texas.
Source - Texas State Historical Association TSHA
 
Also see . . .
1. Dr. Albert Moses Levy. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. New Orleans Greys - Volunteers of the Texas Revolution. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

3. Siege of Bexar - the first major campaign of the Texas Revolution. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Dr. Albert Moses Levy Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
3. Dr. Albert Moses Levy Marker
His marker is the third marker from the left and it is on the ground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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