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misc. MOODY marriages from Maine with Parental info that may help out...
Posted by: melissa1 (ID *****1156) Date: September 07, 2011 at 08:30:58
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I don't know if these have ever been posted before and if they have pardon the repeat, but some of this info may be helpful to those searching their MOODY families from Maine with NH ties etc.
These come from the Maine Marriage Records (ME State Archives) and some of the parental info may be of help to some trying to resolve genealogical connections.
They are not in any order, these are from a stack of records I have in my own 3 ring binders that most likely don't link to any in my own family tree, but they may be part of yours.

Nial H. MOODY married Ruth E. ADAMS
residence of Groom - New Portland, ME
Bride - Bangor, ME
Age of Groom - 53
Bride -47
occuption - Farmer
Birthplace of Groom - Eustis, ME
Bride - Downes?? (I cannot clearly make this word out)
No. of Marriage for both is - 2nd
Neither are widowed or divorced (wonder what happened to their ex-spouses then??)
Married May 9, 1906 in Bangor, ME
Grooms Father - Hubbard C. MOODY whose res. he gives as -Deceased but says he was a Farmer and that his Birthplace was Kingfield, ME
Mother was -Susannah Stimons is what the last name looks like to me, it has a crossed "t" in her last name.
She is also listed as deceased and born in Kingfield.
Brides parents are Wm. DOWNS a farmer also dead and b. in Orono. Her mother was Samantha Larnh....(cannot read) also dead and born in So. Down???

[From my own genealogical Notes I have that Hubbard C. MOODY was b. in 1822 d. in prob. in Farmington, ME in Nov. 1890 a son of Davis MOODY and Phebe (Codding) Drake, and that he married Susannah T. Semans and that besides and I did not have a son Nial H. MOODY for them, I only had son Arthur MOODY and John MOODY.

I have placed this next marriage record with the above because ONLY because of the name "Nial" being common between them. There may be no connection what so ever, but the first name of "Nial" is very Uncommon among the MOODY lines, and when I saw the name of DAVIS I also thought there might be a connection, so when I saw this I just placed the two together in case they were related families.

Ralph C. MOODY m. Cassie N. DAVIS both from Wilton, ME
ages 24 and 22 respectively
Occupation - Blacksmith
Birthplace of Groom - New Portland
Bride - Jay, ME (NOTE all towns unless otherwise noted will be located in Maine)
No. of Marriage for both was their 1st
Married on June 18, 1900 in Wilton
FAther of the Groom - Nial MOODY res. New Portland
laborer, born in - Copelan?? Pls??? Cannot read clearly
Mother - Ellen May CHURCHILL - dead b. New Portland
Brides Parents - Charles DAVIS of Wilton dead farmer b. Jay, ME
Mother - Nancy NEWMAN of Wilton b. in Weld, ME


Dana B. MOODY and Jennie A. BARKER both of Troy, ME ages 61 and 56 respectively he was a farmer born in Dixmont, ME and she born in Troy, this was the FIRST marriage for each of them...wow, and they were married on June 30, 1915 in Troy.
Parents of the Groom - Daniel MOODY - dead, farmer, b. Standish, ME and Almira HIGGINS dead b. Standish
Brides Parents - Enoch M. BARKER dead, farmer b. Troy, ME and Abbie J. B. SHAW dead, b. Waldo, ME.
[In my own Notes, I have this Daniel's GRANDFATHER listed as Daniel MOODY who married Mary "Polly" SAWYER...don't know that that's correct but it might be...so if this is correct the line would be- Dana B. > Daniel & Almira > Daniel & Mary]

Plummer J. MESERVE m. Sophia H. MOODY both of Randolph, ages 57 and 60 respectively, he was a carpenter born in Pittston she was a Nurse born in Chelsea. It was a 2nd marriage for both and both were divorced.
They were married in Randolph on July 17, 1915. [Note - Sophia's maiden name was PAGE]
Parents of Groom - Gideon MESERVE of Pittston, farmer born in Pittston and Emeline MOODY of Pittston born in Whitefield.
Brides Parents - Isaac PAGE of Chelsea a farmer b. in Edgecomb and Lydia HORNE of Chelsea born in Hallowell.
[In my Notes I have Emeline MOODY as born Jan. 1826 in Whitefield, Kennebec Co., ME daug. of Jeremiah MOODY and Annie McKNIGHT]

Again there may be a link due to the same name of "PAGE" to the above...not sure.
Charles W. MOODY m. Mary E. PAGE both of Waterville, ME ages 30 and 24 respectively, he was a carpenter and no place of birth was given for him, but Mary was born in Canada. It was his 1st marriage and her 2nd, she was widowed.
They were married in Waterville in Feb. 1896
Parents for Groom - Allen MOODY dead, and ______ ESTES dead no further info given
Brides parents - Peter BUSH born in Canada a river driver and Martha MARINER born in Augusta.
[I have an Allen Peterson MOODY b. Dec. 1818 in my data who married a Mehitable M. ESTES b.c1820 who MIGHT be this Charles W. MOODY's parents, but I have nothing further for this couple, I didn't even have any children listed for them. However IF this is the right link, this Charles W. MOODY would appear to have the following lineage line - Charles W. MOODY > Allen P. Moody > Jeremiah MOODY & Hannah Peterson > Josiah MOODY * Humility PROCTOR > Houchin MOODY and Dorcas COX ....which leads back down to William 1 MOODY of Newbury, MA]...Again, I stress I do Not know this to be the correct link, so do your own research if you suspect this is part of your family tree.


Zacheus M. GILMAN m. Mary J. MOODY
residence for both was Windham and they were ages 53 and 46 respectively, he was a merchant and she a dressmaker.
He was born in Stoneham and she in Standish
it was a 2nd marriage for him and 1st for her...he was widowed.
They were married on Mar. 12, 1899 in Standish.
Parents of the Groom - William GILMAN of Stoneham, farmer b. Harrison, ME and Sarah A. McALLISTER of Stoneham b. in Stoneham.
Bride's Parents - William MOODY of Standish, farmer b. Standish and Mary WOOD of Standish b. Standish

Alfred Leroy MOODY m. Yvonne Delvina (?) RICHARDS he of Sabattus (Wales, ME) and she of Lewiston. Age 20 and 17 respectively. He was a stock boy in a dry goods, born in Sabattus and she born in Lewiston, a 1st marriage for both, married on April 18, 1921 at St. Peters Church in Lewiston.
Parents of Groom - Herbert MOODY of Sabattus, mill hand born in East Piston, ME (that's how its spelled)
and Grace EARLE of Sabattus, born in Lewiston.
Brides Parents - Joseph RICHARDS of Lewiston farmer b. Lewiston and Eva DEMARS?? Demass?? of Lewiston b. in Canada

Burton O. MOODY m. Hattie L. STARRETT he of Windsor and she of Hope. Ages 35 and 25 respectively, he was a farmer and she was a teacher. He was b. in Windsor and she in Warren, a 1st marriage for both took place in So. Hope, ME on Oct. 22, 1902.
Parents of the Groom - Miles MOODY of Windsor a farmer b. in Windsor and Ann E. PERKINS of Windsor b. in same place
Brides Parents- Edward STARRETT of Warren a farmer b. Warren
and Jennie BENNER of Warren born in Camden, ME.

Sidney MOODY m. Nancy E. COLSON both of Frankfort, ME ages 35 and 25, can't read clearly his occupation but it might be a quarryman, he was born in Frankfort as was she.
First marriage for both married in Frankfort, ME on June 29, 1903.
Parents of Groom - looks like Aug. (Augustus?? perhaps) MOODY of Frankfort a farmer b. Frankfort and Evelyn HARRIMAN of Frankfort b. in Prospect.
Brides parents William COLSON of Monroe, carpenter b. ____
and Mary ROBERTS of Albion born in ______.


Wilmot C. MOODY m. Jennie M. HARDING both of Pittsfield ages 23 and 22 respect. he was a weaver, she was a mill operator, he born in Monroe and she in Troy, first marriage for both. Married on Jan 1st 1893 in Monroe, ME. (Waldo Co.)
Parents of Groom - Christopher C. MOODY of Monroe farmer b. Monroe and Ellen ELLIS of Monroe born in Swansville
Brides Parents - Clarence HARDING of Troy, farmer b. Troy and Annie CUNNINGHAM of Troy b. in Troy.

John R. MOODY m. Ora CORSON both of Bingham ages 23 and 16, he was a laborer both born in Bingham, first marriage for both, married on Apr. 9, 1893 in Bingham, ME.
Parents of Groom - W. B. MOODY (perhaps Walter or William??) of Bingham, farmer b. ______
and Silvia RUSSELL of Bingham born in _____
Brides parents - Isaac CORSON of Bingham farmer and Serena CORSON (nee Corson also??) born in Bingham.

Joseph H. COOLEY m Augusta A. MOODY both of Brighton, ME married March 27, 1871 by Perkins HUTCHINS of Brighton a clergyman. No further info but I believe this Joseph H. COOLEY is the son of Daniel COOLEY and Miriam MOODY of Ossipee, NH whose lineage line goes back as follows on his Mother's MOODY side - Joseph H. COOLEY > Daniel COOLEY & Miriam Moody > Jonathan II and Experience Nickerson > Jonathan & Allie ....on back SUPPOSEDLY to Clement 1 Moody of Exeter, NH...however some Ydna discrepancies may be showing something completely different, we are not sure just yet...need more ydna participants in this branch of Moody's to prove it].

Edward C. MOODY m. Nelie M. RAND both of Standish ages 20 and 17 respect. he was a blacksmith, both born in Standish and a 1st marriage for both. They married in Gorham, on July 24, 1895.
Parents of the Groom - Robert J. MOODY of Standish, cooper, b. Standish and Eunice?? E. STROUT of Standish b. in Standish.
Brides Parents - James H. or N. RAND of Standish also a cooper born in Standish and Harriet E. WHITE b. Standish.
I believe this lineage line also goes back to that of Wm. 1 MOODY of Newbury, MA.


Herbert H. MOODY m. Lena M. MOODY, he of Dexter and she of Hallowell ages 43 and 39 respect. he was a woolen finisher and she a shoemaker he b. in St. Albans, ME and she in Hallowell. 1st marriage for him 2nd for her. They were married in Hallowell on Aug. 3, 1918.
Grooms Parents - Chandler MOODY dead, born in Brighton, ME and Sarah COOLEY dead born in Bingham, ME.
Brides parents - Amos M. WORTH (so Lena was nee WORTH), dead, b. in Rockland, ME and Florence PINKHAM of Hallowell, ME b. in Stuben, ME.

Samuel C. MOODY m. Annie E. BERRY he of Portland and she of Freeport ages 41 and 20 respect. he was a painter born in Cape Elizabeth and she born in Deering, 1st marriage for both. Married in Portland on Oct. 18, 1894.
Parents of Groom - Sewall MOODY dead, b. Cape Elizabeth and Mary A. HUNNEWELL dead b. in Scarboro.
Brides Parents - Henry BERRY of Freeport a carpenter and Elizabeth LEIGHTON b. Falmouth.

Wellington Geron/Giron??? m. Eliza A. MOODY both of Weston, ages 21 and 15 respect. he was a blacksmith, 1st marriage for both, married on July 13, 1864 by Rev. Geo. Haskell in Hodgdon, ME
Grooms parents Isaac Giron a farmer b. NY and Jane _____ b. New Brunswick, CAN
Brides Parents - James MOODY of ?? farmer born in Prospect, ME and Jane MORA?? b. in Prospect. ME (Waldo Co.).


Samuel L. MOODY and Grace E. MARSTON he of Rumford, and she of Andover, ages 45 and 20 respect. he a farmer born in Rumford and she born in Andover, first marriage for both.
Married on Feb. 11, 1893
Parents of the Groom - William MOODY of Rumford farmer b. Danville, ME and Laura ABBOTT of Rumford b. Rumford.
Brides Parents - Samuel W. MARSTON b. Andover, ME, farmer and Mary A. LITTLEHALE??? b. Lexington, MA.
[Note - this lineage line also leads back to Wm. 1 MOODY of Newbury, MA].

While this next record is Not of a Marriage it is of a BIRTH, I thought it might be important....
Record of Birth from Winterport, ME as given by Deposition from a cousin named Charles C. MOODY of this family.
Child's name - Sewall L. MOODY b. Dec. 15, 1867
Father's name - Daniel MOODY b. in Dixmont, ME lived in Winterport, ME a millman and Mother's maiden name - Rebecca LOWE or Lorne (but I think its LOWE), residence Winterport born in Winterport - info given by cousin C. C. MOODY.

Here is another Birth Record that is related -
Percival Daniel MOODY born in Winterport, ME on Aug. 12, 1869. "Is Mother married to father of this child?" - YES
Father's Name - Daniel MOODY born in Dixmont, ME living in Winterport, ME - occupation - Millman - Sawing Lumber - Owner.
Mothers name - Rebecca LOWE born in Winterport and also lives in same place housewife.
Then it says - Mothers mailing address for registration notice - and its written in that she's deceased.
Signed by Charles C. MOODY - cousin of Winterport, ME.
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That's all, hope some of this is helpful information to those searching various MOODY lines of ME and NH.
Hope I didn't make too many typo's.





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