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Re: FORAKER & MOODY family genealogy - ME to// Thank You
Posted by: melissa1 (ID *****1156) Date: February 06, 2009 at 09:40:22
In Reply to: Re: FORAKER & MOODY family genealogy - ME to Wisc. & OH by Patricia Garrett of 192

Thank You Patricia for the info.
I have a good bit of this info but noticed you have Joshua R. Moody's birthyear as 1730 and thats new to me. Most of what I've seen about him says he came to Maine around c1692.
I have searched and searched the records both in Scotland, Nor. Ireland, Maine etc. and there is No trace of this Joshua R. Moody/Moodie/Mudie of any spelling. There is however Laurance/Lawrence MOODIE's/Mudie's in North Eastern Scotland and Orkney where I highly suspect my own Moody/Moodie family came from.
Our Ydna is NOT from the Moody's of England (at least so far and they are the most numerously ydna tested branches of the Moody name in our surname project so far), ours is distinctly of an ancient Norse group and the Orkney's were inhabited by Norwegians since the early Viking days and has some of the most numerous Norse sites outside of Norway itself. Not to mention some of the earliest known Moodie's dating back to the 1300's lived on Orkney.
Problem is, very FEW Scottish Moodie's (of any spelling) have been Ydna tested and those that have do Not match Any Moody's anywhere...most frustrating.

Anyway, the other thing I have tried to clear up over the years is the continual reference to these descendants of Joshua R. Moodie/Moody being from Lisbon Co., ME. There is No such place. I don't know where that reference originally started, but it has been passed around for years and years and continues still. Lake Umbagog, Maine is partially located in Oxford Co. and I believe part of it is also in NH. Lisbon, Maine is a Town name and there was a Nathan MOODY from there. He is believed to have been a brother of an Elias MOODY who was also briefly in Lisbon, ME. He then moved to Webster (now called Sabattus) Androscoggin Co., ME which is also where Lewiston is located that Nathan lived when he married Lydia WEEKS.

There are SO Many very suspicious links between this family line and my own but there has been no proof to date that This Moody line and my own are related. If only we could find a male born Moody of this lineage willing to be Ydna tested, but that's like pulling hens teeth these days.

The SLOAN link is always intriguing as well because I don't believe there is a one of our small group of Ydna Moody cousins that doesn't have a Sloan[e] located in its family tree and sometimes more than once. So the SLOAN link always catches my eye as well.

The HIGGINS link is also found in my own family tree and I also have a Mayflower connection to William BREWSTER and to William BRADFORD as well as Francis COOKE. Typically if you have one Mayflower link you have several.
And the HIGGINS name is sometimes seen in the older records of Cumberland Co., ME spelled as Heagins and Hagins...all sorts of ways.
Anyway, I thank you again so much for the info you provided and maybe someday before I leave this earth I'll know once and for all just Which line of MOODY's/Moodie's/Mudie's I do descend from.
Thanks again.

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