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Levi Moody, b. July 28, 1777 - Married & Died in Nobleboro/Waldoboro
Posted by: thomas h. moody (ID *****2552) Date: July 01, 2012 at 19:55:03
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This is a follow-up of sorts to a post from 2005 (#7156). Melissa asked about this Levi Moody and I placed him as the Levi Moody, son of the Rev. Gilman Moody of Monmouth, maine and it appears that I got the wrong Levi.

After examining the gravestones that are in the German Cemetery in Waldoboro, this is what I've come up with.

Levi Moody (28 Jul 1777 - 11 Feb 1871)

Catherine S., wife of Levi (1785-06 Jan 1855)
(in small letters on bottom of her stone - "Daniel, infant son" with no dates.)

To the right of the Moody stones are:
Christopher Crammer (1795 - 1868)

Esther M. (Matilda) Crammer, his wife (26 Aug 1806 - 3 May 1883)
(she is obviously the daughter of Levi & Catherine Moody)

Crammer children buried in same row:

Gilmon Crammer (1832 - didn't write down his death...oops!)

Hattie S. Crammer (1849-1869)

Levi Crammer (1844 - 1863) died at Baton Rouge, LA

Back to Levi and Catherine. They were married on 1/1/1806 in Nobleboro by David Dennis. Here is what Dennis' notes say:

"1806
Jany 1st Mr Levi Moody of Nobleboro with Miss Catharine Ho____ of Waldoboro

A space was left for the other letters of this surname.

Source: Marriages of David Dennis of Nobleboro 1796 - 1820"

Nobleboro records by Christine Huston Dodge give Catherine's last name as "Hough." The guys that put together the Broad Bay book give her last name as "Hoch." Both of these names appear to be guesses in my estimation. It seems clear that Dennis did not know her last name - or didn't know how to spell it. Its very likely that it is a German name and that's why he didn't fully write it out.

Th reuse of the names Daniel, Esther, Levi, and Gilmon make me suspect that this Levi Moody (b. 1777)is the son of Daniel & Esther (Moody) Moody.

Esther Matilda Moody married Christopher Crammer (Creamer) 7/14/1826 in Waldoboro.

I saw a discussion in another thread here about this Daniel Moody, husband of Esther Moody in regards to a man with the last name of Light and a man with the last name of Warner. Both of the names Light (Leicht) and Warner (Vannah) were German surnames from Waldoboro.

I'm also now wondering if the Mary E. Moody (b. 1775)(who never seemed to fit into the No. Nobleboro Moodys) who married Frederick Eugley (1769-1858) might have been a sister to Levi Moody. Also, Frederick Eugley's youngest brother James Eugley (b. 1794) married a Sarah Moody as his second wife in 1830. I don't know if Moody was her maiden name of the name of her first husband, but she may have been a daughter of Levi & Catherine Moody. Another known child of Levi & Catherine Moody is Nathaniel D. Moody (b. 1823) who I believe ended up in Quincy, Mass after 1850. (Of course there is a "Germantown" in Quincy where some of the Waldoboro Germans first came to. There was a glass blowing industry there.)

So....seven years ago, I was wrong! I have no clues as to why this Levi Moody would have been in Nobleboro/Waldoboro. However, it would appear that if Daniel and Esther (Moody) Moody were his parents, then they were first cousins to John Moody at Webber's Cove, Damriscotta Lake. That would make Levi a second cousin to Amos, John, Richard and Deac. Clement, or is it possible that Richard and Deac. Clement belong to the Daniel & Esther Moody clan?

Have a go at solving this one!


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