I think Robert Charles Anderson's 1986 TAG article in the July-Octiber issue pp221-233 has the best evidence regarding Elizabeth Gordon's identiry/Parentage as well as the the documents linking her husband Jonathan Moody as grandson of Clement Moody 1.
First Elizabeth Gordon: on pages 229-30: "On 21 March 1760 Jonathan Moody of the Parish of Brentwood, husbandman, and his wife Elizabeth and Robert Judkins of the Parish of Epping and his wife Sarah (who was Elizabeth
s sister, Sarah Gordon) sold to Antipas Gilman of Brentwood, two 10 acre lots which were allowed to OUR FATHER JAMES GORDON DECEASED AND TO jONATHAN WADLEIGH DECEASED (Jonathan Moody's mother Joanna mar. Jonathan Wadleigh after his father Jonathan, Sr. died) TEN ACRES TO THE SAID JAMES GORDON AND TEN ACRES TO THE SAID JOHN WADLEIGH, EXCEPTING THE RIGHT OF DOWER OF THIRDS WHICH BELONGS TO OUR MEHITABLE STEELE, FORMERLY MEHITABLE GORDON
(NHPD 79:524). MOST OF THE MOOODY FAMILIES IN TOWNS NORTH OF LAKE WINNAIPESAUKEE DESCEND FROM THIS MAN (Jonathan, son of Jonathan, grandson of Clement Moody 1)
So this establishes Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of James and Mehitable (Stevens) Gordon as wife of Jonathan Moody, grandson of Clement Moody.
In the section just before this, Robt Charles Anderson establishes Jonathan Moody as grandson of Clement Moody and son of Jonathan Moody:
Jonathan Moody of Exeter, NH, son of Clement Moody 1 of Exeter, NH was born abt 1703 and married abt 1726 Joanna _____. He died after February 27 1730 when he signed his will and before May 18 1731 when his will was probated. He had received " a gift of deed" from his father, Clement Moody of Exeter dated February 24, 1724/25. This was land Clement had bought of Riley Dudley of Exeter, in that part now Brentwood.
Jonathan's will named his wife Johannah, son Jonathan and daughter Sarah (NHSP:32:373-4 Joanna Moody remarried afterward to Jonathan Wadleigh, recorded in the Kingston Church Records (2:45) Octber 21, 1731.
Jonathan (Jr.) was b. abt. 1727 in Exeter and m. before 1760 Elizabeth Gordon. On 27 March 1754 Jonathan Moody of Brentwood, laborer, sold to Obadiah Smith of Brentwood, laborer, 50 acres in Brentwood, part of a piece of land Clement Moody deceased owned..a part of the 600 acre grant to (Riley) Dudley.
Jonathan appears in 1756 'of Brentwood' and in 1764 'of Epping' owning land straddling the border between Brentwood and Epping (NHPD 71:447 and 91:143)"
This land connection over 3 generations establishes Jonathan, Jrs identity as grandson of Clement.
Somewhere there exists the source for James Gordon's descent from Alexander, the Scot POW...James, James, Alexander.all of Exeter, NH
ALEXANDER GORDON AND HIS DESCENDANTS
Author: Marian Otis (Compiler)
Publication: Rockport, ME : Penobscot Press, 1999
From this TAG article it is difficult to refute that the Carroll Co. NH Moodys...Ossipee, Tamworth, etc. are descendants of Clement Moody and his grandson Jonathan of Exeter/Brentwood/Epping. Edward Gordon Moody was also of Epping (Rev. Pension File) before moving to Tuftnboro, NH where his marriage intentions to Mehitable Brown were filed and finally moving Cornna, Penobscot, ME I dont know if anyone has searched land records to see if there were deed transfers from Jonathan Moody to Edward. Jonathan and Elizabeth Gordon had up There was also a son Jonathan b in Brentwood, 11 Apr 1750 who m.Allie ____ and lived is Ossipee.
Possible other sons include a James, Samuel who m. Catherine Quimby and lived in Ossipee and Wakefield, NH before Solon, Sometset, ME and had children including Jonathan Elizabeth and Mehitable. There was an Abner b, 1754 in Epping who lived in Wolfboro and Ossipee Jonathan III was in Ossipee had sons named Clement and Gordon which hleps cement his identity.
Unfortunately, Joanthan, Jr. died intestate. There is a probate which gives no names for Jonathan Moody in 1818 Brentwood.which is flet to probably be same Jonathan m. to Elizabeth Gordon. We have no dod for her.
There is still room for researching the sons of Jonathan and Elizabeth Gordon, however. And of course a number of Ydna particiapants would be so helpful
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