Thomas MOODY was born ca. 17101 in County Derry, Ireland;4 died between
2 Sep. 17832 and 14 May 17841 Guilford Co., NC.  He first m.
Jean McCUISTION4,5

Thomas MOODY and Jean McCUISTION had children:
1. Ann MOODY4 b. 17 May 1732;5 m. Thomas McCUISTION4,5 15 Sep. 1756;4 d.
   30 Sep. 1819;5 bur. McCuiston Cem., Bedford Co., TN5
2. Jean MOODY4
3. Sarah MOODY4
4. Eliner MOODY4
5. Mary MOODY4
6. Alexander MOODY?  m. by 1763 -?- -?-;48 d. before Nov. 1781 Guilford Co., NC49

Thomas MOODY secondly married Mary, whose maiden name may have been WITTY.
She was born probably in the 1750s.  She may have secondly married Robert
SCOTT and be the wife Mary named in his 1791 Guilford County will.6  He also
left 10 pounds, his saddle and bridle to Thomas MOODY.

Thomas MOODY participated at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse when he was
over age 70.  His Revolutionary War service was documented by a letter from
General Nathaniel Greene.
Thomas MOODY and wife Mary had children:
6. Thomas L. MOODY7 b. ca. 1778;7 m.1.bond Thankful McCUISTON 3 Nov. 1802;9
   m.2.bond Nelly HANNAH 5 March 1830; m. 9 March 1830;11 living
   1833 Shelby Co., TN13
7. Elizabeth MOODY8 b. ca. 1781;8 living 1794 when as age 13 she was bound
   to Ann McCUISTON [her half-sister]


What follows is chart of Moody DNA matches.  The first two listed are Isaac and Elijah,
sons of Thomas L. MOODY, and grandsons of Thomas the immigrant by his second wife. They
closely match a descendant of Alexander Moody of Guilford County, who tested with another
company, so not all the same markers were tested by both companies. Alexander was not
listed as a son of Thomas in source #4, but the DNA match proves he is related. He is
likely either a son of Thomas, or a nephew that also came over.

Thomas is a close match to other Irish Moody lines of #42 and #74, the main differences
being on the fast changing markers of 570, CDYa, and CDYb. The markers in orange of 36/39
act as branch markers for the NC Moody branch. Likewise, #4 and #19 are closely related
to each other. Both also share 13 on 442, which does not mutate as rapidly as those
markers in red.

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Elijah W. Moody (b. 1810) descendant (#78) 13 23 14 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 16 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 29 14 14 16 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 21 36 39 12 10
Isaac N. Moody (b. ca. 1805) descendant (#28) 13 23 14 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 16 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 29 14 14 16 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 22 36 39 12 10
Alexander Moody descendant (#52) 13 23 14 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 16 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 29 14 14 16 16 10 11 19 21 14           12 10
                                                                         
James A. Moody b. 1772 Delaware; of Boardman, Ohio; descendant (#89) 13 23 15 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 16 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 29 14 14 16 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 22 35 38 12 10
Samuel Moody d. 1885 Jefferson Co., Ohio descendant (#50) 13 23 14 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 16 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 29 14 14 16 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 22 35 37 12 10
John Moody b. 1835 of Ballamoney, Antrim, Ireland descendant (#42) 13 23 14 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 16 8 9 8 11 22 16 20 29 14 14 16 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 21 35 37 12 10
John Moody d. New York descendant (#56) 13 23 14 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 16 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 29 14 14 16 16                        
Alexander Moody b. ca. 1746 Magilligan, Northern Ireland(#74) 13 23 14 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 16 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 29 14 14 16 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 23 35 37 12 10
                                                                         
John Moody b. aft. 1750; d. aft. 1830 Darlington Co., SC (#61) 13 23 14 10 14 14 11 13 11 12 11 28 15 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 28 14 15 16 12 11 10 19 21 14 13 17 23 35 37 12 10
John Toler b. ca. 1797 Buncombe Co., NC (#64) 13 23 14 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 15 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 29 14 14 16 12 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 19 35 38 13 10
James Moody of Nova Scotia descendant (#4) 13 23 14 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 16 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 29 14 14 16 15 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 21 35 38 13 10
James Moody m. 1774 of Maine descendant (#19) 13 23 14 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 16 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 29 14 14 16 15 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 20 35 38 13 10




Thomas L. MOODY was the bondsman on 1 July 1829 in Shelby Co., TN for the marriage of Joseph IVANS and Mariah ROBERTSON, and on 26 July 1830 for William CARTER and Elizabeth LOVELL. Thomas L. MOODY secondly married in Shelby Co., TN to Nelly HANNAH, having a marriage bond there on 5 March 1830, with the J.P.'s return that they married 9 June. His signature on the three Shelby Co., TN bonds11 is an exact match for his signature on an 1821 bastardy bond of Samuel THOMPSON in Guilford Co., NC where Thomas L. MOODY was his security,12 and in Guilford County for the 1827 marriages of Isaac N. MOODY (his son) to Jane McCUISTION and Elvis GRESHAM to Fanny JUSTICE, where he signed as bondsman. In the 1830 Shelby Co., TN census, T.L. MOODY was age 50-60, with 2 females, one presumably his new wife also in the household. Note that the Bible of his son Elijah W. MOODY stated his mother Thankful died 21 Dec. 1830.10 As this is after Thomas L. married Nelly HANNAH, the most likely explanation is that the date was recorded years after the event, probably after Elijah was married in 1836. As Thankful died in late December, most likely it was actually in 1829 and remembered incorrectly as 1830. Biographical information on Thomas L. MOODY. Known children of Thomas L. MOODY by his wife Thankful, possibly others: 1. Isaac Newton MOODY14 b. ca. 180515 Guilford Co., NC; m.bond.1 Jane McCUISTON 16 Jan. 1827 Guilford Co.;9 m.2. Nancy19 Eliza35 Perline35 (CHILCUTT)19 WELDON19 24 Aug. 1862,19 widow of William WELDON;19 d. before 6 Oct. 1891 Henry Co., TN32 2. John R. MOODY16 b. 12 May 180617 Guilford Co.; m. Cassander Florida ALLISON 20 Sep. 182717 Wilson Co., TN;18 d. 29 Jan. 187517 Wilson Co., TN 3. Elijah W. MOODY b. 181010 Guilford Co., NC; m.1 Nancy WYNN 10 Jan. 1836;10 m.2. Rebecca CHILCUT 4 Nov. 1857;10,19 d. before 26 May 1879 Henry Co., TN33 Biographical information on John R. MOODY. John R. MOODY and Cassander F. ALLISON had children: 1. William Mc17,19Cuintin29 (probably McCuistin) MOODY b. ca. 182924 Wilson Co., TN; m. Ann37 Elizabeth KEY 25 Jan. 1855;19 d. 14 Jan. 186817 2. Samuel17 Thomas20 MOODY 10 Mar 183139 Wilson Co., TN; m. Lucy JONES 24 Aug. 186518,20 Wilson Co., TN; d. 28 Jan. 1891 Medical College Hosptial, Nashville, Davidson Co., TN20; bur. Smith Fork Baptist Church Cem., Wilson Co., TN.39 3. Timothy M. MOODY b. 7 Aug. 1833 TN;21 m. Charlotte TRUE;23 d. 28 June 1903 Butte Co., CA21,50 4. Elijah Wittie22 MOODY b. 2 Mar. 183625 Henry Co., TN;25 m.1. Sarah Virgina LESTER 20 Feb. 1868;18 m.2. Ida38 MONTGOMERY22; d. 13 Apr. 191422 Wilson Co., TN 5. Margaret Elizabeth MOODY17 b. 7 Aug. 1838 TN;17 m.1. Oliver Burton STROUD 26 May 1858;17,18 m.2. Samuel34 Patten45 HUGHES17,31,45 24 Apr. 188745; d. 29 Aug. 1918; bur. Carter ["Carter's Prairie"]30 Cem., West Tawakoni, Hunt Co., TX47 6. Nancy J. MOODY b. ca. 184024 Wilson Co., TN; unmarried, living 1910 Wilson Co., TN26 7. Julia MOODY b. ca. 184224 Wilson Co., TN; m. Jerry WILLIAMS 25 Feb. 187718 d. probably before 18803 8. Mary M. MOODY b. ca 184324 Wilson Co., TN; d. [torn page] 21, 185617 9. Robert A. MOODY b. 5 Nov. 184617 Wilson Co., TN; m.lic. Sarah E. PENUEL 10 Oct. 1866;18 d. 5 Mar. 187717 Avoca, Benton Co., AR36 10. America T. MOODY b. 1 Aug. 184946 Wilson Co., TN;27 m. Andrew J. DUNN 25 Nov. 1887;18 d. 29 June 1925, bur. Jennings Cem., Wilson Co., TN27,46 11. John N. MOODY b. ca. 185228 Wilson Co., TN; m. 4 July 189740 Emma (FOGG)41 LOCKE42 BARGION40; d. before 191043 12. James F. MOODY b. 16 Apr. 185444 Wilson Co., TN; m. Dolie18/Dola GOODNER 4 Feb. 188518; d. 22 Dec. 1920 Nashville, Davidson Co., TN;44 bur. Watertown, TN44
1. Walter Clark, The State Records of North Carolina, (Goldsboro, NC: Nash Brothers Book & Job Printes, 1901), 19: 596-597. 2. Letter from General Nathaniel Greene, G.P. 10, Alexander Martin, 43, North Carolina State Archives. 3. 1880 Wilson Co., TN U. S. census, Jeremiah Williams age 28, a widower, with a son age 2. 4. Leona Bean McQuiston, The McQuiston, McCuiston and McQuesten Families 1620-1937, (Louisville, KY: Standard Press, c.1937). 5. Helen C. & Timothy R. Marsh, Cemetery Records of Bedford County, Tennessee, (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986), 108-109. 6. Robert Scott will, Guilford Co., NC original wills, NC State Archives, FHL microfilm 1,571,685, frames 1024-1026. Recorded copy A:340. 7. Guilford Co., NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1788-1796 book: 272, 279, FHL microfilm 0,501,190. Thomas Moody, son of Thomas Moody on 22 Aug. 1794 of proper age, chose James McCuiston as his guardian. In Nov. 1794 he was bound for 5 years to John Mc[about 4 more letters, inkblot] to be a blacksmith. If until the age of 21, then he was born about 1778. 8. Guilford Co., NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1788-1796 book: 267, FHL microfilm 0,501,190. 18 Aug. 1794 Elizabeth Moodey, orphan about 13 years old was bound to Ann McCuiston, widow. Her father was not stated, but as she was bound to Ann McCuiston, at the same time as Thomas, (Jr.) chose his guardian, she is assumed to be a daughter of Thomas, Sr. 9. Guilford Co., NC marriage bonds, FHL microfilm 0,536,826. 10. Elijah W. Moody Bible record. The Calloway County, Genealogical Society, Bible Records of Calloway County and Adjoining Counties, (no location: no publisher, 1971), 254. 11. Shelby Co., TN marriage bonds, Shelby County courthouse. 12. Samuel Thompson bastardy bond, Guilford Co., NC, bastardy bonds, FHL microfilm 2,031,601, item 3, frame 1283. 13. Works Progress Administration, Records of Shelby Co., TN, Minutes of Old Circuit Court No. 2 1828-1836 Shelby Co., TN court records, 247, FHL microfilm 0,024,823. 14. Evidence for Isaac Newton Moody being a son of Thomas L. Moody includes: a. Tradition among descendants that Isaac N. was a brother to Elijah W. whom he lived near in Henry Co., TN. b. Thomas L. Moody was a blacksmith as was Isaac N. Moody. 15. I. N. Moody household, 1850 Henry Co., TN census, p. 385. 16. Evidence for John R. Moody being a son of Thomas L. Moody includes: a. Thomas L. Moody was a blacksmith as was John R. Moody. b. John R. Moody lived in Henry Co., TN for a few years in the mid 1830s near Elijah W. Moody (proved son of Thomas and Thankful, see #10) and Isaac Newton Moody, and named a son Elijah Wittie Moody while living in Henry County. c. John R. Moody's eldest son had the middle name McCuistin [McCuintin], the maiden name of Thomas Moody's wife Thankful. d. John R. Moody's eldest son William McCuistin Moody married in Henry County to a woman who was a near neighbor to his uncles Isaac N. and Elijah W. e. Neighbors of John R. Moody (1301/1301) in Wilson Co. in 1850, included Ezekiel C. Witty (1299/1299) and Vivant Bevill and wife Tabitha Witty (1298/1298) Tabitha was a daughter of Elijah Witty of Guilford Co., NC by his second wife, and Ezekiel C. was a son of Elijah by his first wife. Elijah Witty was a near neighbor of Thomas L. Moody in Guilford Co., NC, and it is believed Elijah was an uncle to Thomas L. Moody. Ezekiel C. Witty had settled in Wilson Co., TN by 1817 when he married Mary Allison. This relation is what probably led John R. Moody to settle in Wilson Co., where he married Ezekiel's wife Mary's sister Cassander Allison in 1827. f. John R., Isaac N. and Elijah W. all named sons Timothy. g. Both John R. and Elijah W. had sons named Robert A. 17. F. E. Stroud Bible family pages. Note that page 4 has the right and bottom margins of the death page, while page 5 has the top and left margins of the same page. Transcript of F. E. Stroud Bible. Original was in possession of F.E.Stroudís daughter Mildred (Stroud) Blair of Sun City, AZ/Denver, Colo. (deceased 2001). Publication date unknown. The Bible was water damaged and thrown away, and only the family pages were kept. Appears to have begun with marriage of O.B.Stroud and M.E.Moody, with earlier records added at that time. 18. Wilson Co., TN marriage records: Moody-Allison, 1827 bonds (dated 18 Sep. 1827), FHL microfilm 0,430,831. Moody-Jones, 1855-1867 register: 166, FHL microfilm 0,430,835. Moody-Lester, 1868-1871 register: 9, FHL microfilm 0,430,835. Stroud-Moody, 1855-1867 register: 62, (license dated 25 May, no return) FHL microfilm 0,430,835. Williams-Moody, 1876-1884 register: 59, FHL microfilm 0,430,835. Moody-Penuel, 1855-1867 register: 253, FHL microfilm 0,430,835. Moody-Goodner, 1885-1896 register: 6, FHL microfilm 0,430,836. Dunn-Moody, 1885-1896 regiser: 120, FHL microfilm 0,430,836. 19. Henry Co., TN marriage records: Moody-Weldon, original marriage license, FHL microfilm 2,031,503, frame 184. Moody-Weldon, marriage register B: not paginated, issued 22 Aug. 1862, no return date, FHL microfilm 0,575,022. Weldon-Nancy E. P. Chilcutt, 3 Feb. 1846, marriage register A:22, FHL microfilm 0,575,022. Moody-Chilcutt, marriage register A:87, FHL microfilm 0,575,022. Moody-Key, marriage register A: 71, FHL microfilm 0,575,022. 20. Lucy Moody application, Tennessee Widows' Confederate Pension Applications, W1095, FHL microfilm 0,969,819. 21. Butte Co., CA 1872-1904 death records, no page, chronological, FHL microfilm 1,299,190. Age at death given as 69Y, 10M, 21D. Birth date calculated. 22. Records of Glenn Moody, Norman, OK. 23. California Death Records, son Arthur E. Moody (23 Nov. 1873-3 Sep. 1952). 24. John R. Moody household, 1850 Wilson Co., TN census, p. 526. 25. E. W. Moody application, Tennessee Confederate Soldiers' Pension Applications S2193, FHL microfilm 0,969,655. 26. 1910 Wilson Co., TN U.S. census. 27. Mrs. J. Dunn death certificate, TN death certificates 67:630, FHL microfilm 1,299,793. 28. 1860 Wilson Co., TN census. 29. Wilson Co., TN trust deeds QQ:519, FHL microfilm 0,430,342. 30. M. E. Hughes death certificate. 31. S. P. Hughes estate file H621, Hunt Co., TX, FHL microfilm 1220538. 32. Executors bond Isaac N. Moody estate, Henry Co., TN 1875-1917 executor's bond book:108, FHL microfilm 0,575,009. 33. Administrator's bond, E.W.Moody estate, Henry Co., TN 1875-1888 guardian and 1875-1883 administrators bond book:558, FHL microfilm 0,575,009. 34. Samuel P. Hughes household, 1870 Texas Co., MO census, p.444B. 35. Records of Donna Moody, Phoenix, AZ. 36. Texas County, Missouri Genealogical & Historical Society, Texas County Missouri Heritage, (Houston, MO: by author, 1989) 2:850. 37. 1860 Crawford Co., AR U.S. census. 38. Elijah W. Moody household, 1900 Wilson Co., TN census, p. 201B. 39. Samuel T. Moody headstone, Smiths Fork Cemetery, Statesville, Wilson Co., TN 40. Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society, Napa County California Marriages 1850-1905, 6:180, (Napa, CA: author, no date), FHL microfilm 2,074,564. 41. Kate Fogg household, 1900 Napa Co., CA U.S. census, p. 121B. 42. Emma Locke household, 1880 Mono, Co., CA U.S. census, p. 81D. 43. Napa State Hospital employee, 1910 Napa Co., CA U.S. census, p. 104A, Emma listed as widowed. 44. James F. Moody death certificate, Tennessee Death Certificates 1920, 11:477, FHL microfilm 1,299,714. 45. Carbon County, WY marriage records B:95, FHL microfilm 0,968,106. 46. A. T. Moody Dunn headstone, Jennings Cemetery, Statesville, Wilson Co., TN. 47. Margaret Hughes memorial, Carter Cemetery, West Tawakoni, Hunt Co., TX. 48. Guilford Co., NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1781-1798 book: 111 FHL microfilm 0,501,190. Son Nathaniel Moody was a juror at the Aug. 1784 court, meaning he was at least age 21. 49. Guilford Co., NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1781-1798 book: 12 FHL microfilm 0,501,190. 50. Timothy Moody headstone, IOOF Cemetery, Thermalito, Butte Co., CA.

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