Dr. Levi Day Boone
Dr. Levi Day Boone was born near Lexington, Kentucky, the seventh son of Squire Boone and Anna Grubbs Boone. His father, Squire, was a nephew of Daniel Boone, making Levi Boone Daniel Boone's great-nephew. Young Levi lost his father at the age of 9 when Squire finally succumbed to wounds he suffered at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
Despite the poverty the family was plunged into by the death of Squire Boone, Levi graduated from the medical school of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky in 1829 at the age of 21. He moved to Illinois and eventually established a practice in Hillsboro, Illinois. In 1832, he served in the Black Hawk War, first in the cavalry and then as a surgeon. In 1833, Dr. Boone married Louise M. Boone, nee: Louise M. Smith, daughter of Theophilus Washington Smith, Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, with whom he had 11 children.