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Re: Anyone related to Harry Lenoir Moody, Jr. of N.C.?
Posted by: melissa1 (ID *****1156) Date: October 24, 2011 at 09:47:17
In Reply to: Re: Anyone related to Harry Lenoir Moody, Jr. of N.C.? by Scott Moody of 11595

Hi Scott,
Apologies for being so long getting back to you.
I spent some time the other day going through the Census' data and found the following that I believe to be this Buncombe Co., NC branch of the MOODY's lineage line that you posted the cemetery link to.
From thee 1840 Southern Div. of Buncombe Co., NC comes the following info.:
J. H. MOODY age 40-50 with 3-1-0-1-2-0-1 males
and 0-0-0-1-1-0-0-0 females (eldest female was between age 20 and 30).
I believe this above J. H. MOODY (John I think) to be the Father of Parris/Paris MOODY who in turn was the father of William L. MOODY who in turn was the father of Harry L. MOODY, Sr.

From the July 0, 1850 Buncombe Co., NC census:
J. H. MOODY age 52 farmer b. NC
J. H. MOODY (prob. "Jr.") age 11 farmer
____? (can't read) A. MOODY age 17 male laborer
William age 15 laborer
Creed F. age 14
Alfred L. age 3
Nicolas W. age 1
Susanna MOODY age 28 ALL born in NC (note, no wife appears to be present)

1860 Div. 37, Haywood Co., NC (formerly Buncombe Co. I believe) June 25th- P.O. District of ____ of Pigeon, might be "Forks".
Wm. MOODY age 33 (b.c1827) farmer b. NC
Mersey A. 30 b. NC
Parris L. 12
Robert M. 10
Sary (sic? Sarah?) J. 7 (female)
Mary F. 5
Robena E. 2
and William P. MOODY age 9 months old ALL born in NC

1870 Jonathan's Creek, Haywood Co., NC - July 29th
William MOODY age 42 (b.c1828) farmer b. NC
Merzie 40 b. NC
Parris 21 farm laborer b. NC
Robert 19
Sarah 16
Franky 14 (Female)
Reney (prob. Robena) (female) age 13
William 12
Samuel 5 ALL b. NC
NOTE - William NICHOLS age 16 lives next door to this family and I believe he later became the husband to Robena MOODY.
Also Jason and Matilda _____ LEATHERWOOD live a few doors down from them and they would later be found living in a MOODY household.

1880 Ivy Hill, Haywood Co., NC census June 9th
Parris L. MOODY age 31 (b.c1849) farmer b. NC NC NC
Elvira wife age 29
Martha A. 8
Mary J. 7
Lilly E. 4
Seldon A. 3
HARRY L. MOODY son age 1 All b. NC
LIVING NEXT DOOR to Parris Moody was -
William L. MOODY age 58 (b.c1822) farmer b. NC SC NC
Wm. P. son age 20 works on farm b. NC NC NC
Theodore P. 14 son at school
Wm. H. NICHOLS age 25 son-in-law works on farm b. NC
Robena E. 23 daughter b. NC
Jason and Matilda LEATHERWOOD both age 62 he b. NC, she b. TN.

1910 Waynesville, Haywood Co., NC - Apr. 29th
Paris MOODY age 62 2nd marriage b. NC NC NC laborer works in hardwood manufacturing
Mattie wife age 40 2nd marriage b. NC NC NC
Floyd ??? hard to read, son age 16 same job as his father
Helena?? daug. age 9
Annie daug. age 3 all b. NC

Living 2 doors down is
Harry L. MOODY age 30 single superintendant at planing mill b. NC NC NC
Elmer MOODY son age 7
Elizabeth daug. age 3
Marry daug. age 3 months old
Living with him is also an Eston MOODY age 37 married for 15 yrs. and Mattie MOODY sis in law age 32
Troy or Leroy MOODY nephew age 14
Marry niece age 9
and Bessie MOODY niece age 4 ALL b. NC NC NC

1920 Dist. 1 Biltmore Forest, Asheville township, Buncombe Co., NC Jan 5th
Harry MOODY age 40 foreman in planing mill b. NC NC NC
Lizzie wife age 30
Elmer son 16
Elizabeth daugh 14
Mary daug 10
Nannette daug. 8
and H. L. MOODY (Jr.) son age 2 months old all b. NC NC NC

According to online genealogies which may or may not be correct...this branch of MOODY's links back to that Robert MOODY and Ann Loudon of VA. However I have Seriously Doubted this for a long time as the book in which much of this info has come from, has a LOT of mistakes.
Its a Wonderful reference book but needs a lot of documentation in order to help support many of the, what I call 'convenient placements' of Moody's that fit well.
Anyway, William L. MOODY b. 1827 in NC was a son of Reuben Moody b. 1801 in Greenville, SC and Mary "Polly" LEATHERWOOD.
Wm. L. MOODY married Mercy Ann PLOTT of Jonathan's Creek, NC
Their son Paris Lafayette MOODY b. 1849 in Haywood Co., NC.
Reuben MOODY was a supposed son of John MOODY b. c1771 in Greenville, SC and Elizabeth LAIRD of VA.
John MOODY supposed son of Jesse MOODY b. in Chatham, NC and Dinah HOLLINGSWORTH of Orange Co., NC, on back to John Moody and Lucretia Green of Prince George and Bristol, VA and Franklin, NC.
This is all speculative however unless there is Documentation for it which I have personally not seen.

OH and I did the overlay face thing between the two photo's and they did not match up, however I think its due to the fact that the two photo's have different positions of the face in each of them, one is more to the side and not a straight on picture of the face, however I still maintain that this man does look a little bit like my Dad.
Hope this info is helpful to you or others who may be researching this branch of the MOODY's.
Take care and thanks for letting me know that you have been Ydna tested.

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