Wow, this branch of Moody's (MOWDY's/Moudy's as the name if found alternately spelled over the various census' years in PA), have almost nothing known about them that I can find anyway.
Here is what I've been able to put together from Census records...and I believe all these Moody's ~might~ be related but cannot say with any certainty at this point.
1840 Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA census
Joseph MOODY age 30-40
2 males under 5
1 male 5-10
1 fem. 5-10
and 1 fem. age 30-40 whom I presume to be his wife Elmira.
A few pages prevously to this Joseph - Same Census-
William MOODY age 30-40 where there are 3 males (including himself) of this same age category living.
1 male 10-15
2 females 20-30
1 fem. 5-10
1 fem. under 5
(Is this above William a brother to Joseph and are both sons of Abraham MOODY b.c1793?)
Several pgs. over in the same 1840 census is found a
Mathias MOUDY age 80-90 and a 1 female age 80-90 in the same household. Would this be ~possibly~ Abraham MOODY's father?? This Mathias' birthyear would be around c1755 which certainly fits within the realm for him to be the father of Abraham MOODY/Mowdy/Moudy.
Was this branch of Moody's from Germany perhaps??
1850 Carlisle, PA
Abraham MOUDY age 50 laborer b. PA and he's living with a George HENDEL age 34 livery _____? (works around horses) $7,000.00 (property value so he may own the Livery Stable) b. PA
Harriet age 23 (his wife and perhaps nee MOODY??) b. PA
and others also living with them who are blacksmith,s hostlers, coach drivers etc. all things associated with a livery stable, but no other Moody's.
1850 Tremont, Schuykill Co., PA
Joseph MOODY age 23 laborer b. PA living with a Joseph & Mary Richards ages 37 and 36, he's a stone mason both b. PA.
Is Mary a sister of Joseph Moody's?
1860 Tremont, PA
Joseph MOODY age 30 teamster b. PA
Irene E. 3
John A. 1 (he died young)
John (Jonathan) DEIBLER age 50 tailer b. PA (his father-in-law)
and Caroline Deibler age 14 ALL b. in PA
1870 Tremont, PA
Joseph MOODY age 44 molder b. PA
Martha E. 15
Willie E. 9
Charles W. 5
Harry P. 1
and John DEIBLER age 62 tailor b. PA
Found this in 1880 Phoenixville, Chester Co., PA where ~supposedly~ according to the History of Schuykill Co., PA book Abraham MOODY went but I cannot find him in any census' there under that name or any spelling...this was the only person I could find there, but then I didn't spend a great deal of time searching for him there either.
1880 Phoenixville, Chester Co., PA census - June 1st
John D. MOODY age 42 (so b. c1838) machinist b. PA PA PA
Ellen M. 32 wife b. PA Ire. PA
Daniel W. 11 son
Mary A. 10 daug.
John D. 4 son
Hary [sic?] W. 1 son
George W. MOODY age 11 - Adopted Son- b. PA PA PA (that will really mess up the results of a Ydna test if one didn't know this son was Adopted).
ALL born in PA.
Again, is this John D. Moody a son of Abraham and a brother of Joseph's??
1880 Tremont, Schuykill Co., PA
Joseph MOODY age 50 moulder b. PA PA PA
Elmira 49 wife b. PA
Irene G. daug.
William 18 - son - druggist
Charles 14 - son
Mary B. - daug. ALL b. PA
1900 Tremont, PA June 13th
Joseph MOODY b. July 1827 (I think he was born in 1826) age 72 married for 47 yrs. b. PA
Elmira wife 67 b. Dec. 1832 8 kids 5 living b. PA
next door to them is daughter Ella M. b. Mar. 1860 age 40 married for 19 yrs. with her only child a daughter Olive E. age 17 b. Sept. 1882 b. PA
(husband is not listed not sure why?)
Next door to her is her brother-
William E. MOODY age 38 b. Oct.?? 1861 widow b. PA no job given
and his daug. Florence Moody age 10 b. Sept. 1889 in PA
At the bottom of this same pg. same census
Robert S. BASHSHORE age 40 b. PA - Attorney
Mary B. (nee MOODY daug. of above Joseph and Elmira Moody) wife b. Nov. 1870 age 29 b. PA
Robert Grey(??) Moody - son age 7
Ralph M. son -5
Alma G. daug.-4
May or Mary A. daug.-1
Caroline BASHORE - Grandmother age 76 widow b. Oct. 1823 in PA.
1890 Veterans Schedule
Tremont, Schuykill Co., PA
Joseph MOODY -
rank - Corporal
enlisted - Sept. 10, 1861
discharge date- Oct. 3, 1864
96th Infantry Regt. Comp. H. (P.V.?? P.R.??)
served 3 yrs. and 23 days.
no further details.
That's all I could find for now, and again, I'm not sure if all of these folks link back to the Abraham Moody/Mowdy/Moudy of Carlisle, PA or not, but they might.
Hope this is helpful.
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