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Re: James MOODY of STANDISH...Need PROOF/// a bit more info....
Posted by: melissa1 (ID *****3873) Date: October 17, 2004 at 10:28:11
In Reply to: Re: James MOODY of STANDISH...Need PROOF of some sort Please by melissa1 of 809

James Moody of Standish who died there in 1818 ~
found this info from the MA Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Rev. 17 vols. - in Vol. 10 page 895~

James MOODY, of Buxton - List of men enlisted into the Continental Army as returned by the Selectmen of Buxton to Col. Tristram Jordan, sworn to at Buxton, Aug. 26, 1777.
In contrast...My James - same vol. page etc.
James Moody- Ticonderoga - Private in Capt. Daniel Lane's Compan, Col. Brooks (late Col. Ichabod Alden's Regiment), Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777 to Dec. 31, 1779. Residence - Ticonderoga. (NY)
This backs up the info from the book on Narragansett Township # 1 now Buxton, York Co., Maine that stated my James Moody joined up with Capt. Daniel Lane's Company (Daniel Lane was also a Buxton man), and these two probably knew each other. Also my James was born in NH and I believe Daniel Lane's family lived near my James' family in NH as well, from old land plot maps I've seen there are Lots of LANE's living in the same area as my MOODY's in NH. (It is believed that James comes from the Clement Moody line of Exeter, NH and whose lineage line it appears comes from Scotland).

Many who have been researching this for some time now believe and census, land records, deeds, marriage records, probate records etc. etc., seem to point to the possibility that Clement Moody is a son of Engram MOODIE who was a POW from the Battle of Dunbar in Scotland captured by Cromwell's men in Sept. 1650 and shipped here on the 1st ship UNITY to Boston, MA arriving in Early 1651.
Most, if not all of the men who arrived on the ship UNITY were indentured by men who owned the Saugus Iron Works in Lynn, Essex Co., MA.
Were it not for an employee list taken by the Iron Works sometime soon after these men went to work there, their names might have been lost forever.
These families all seemed to have stayed together once state side and intermarried among other Scottish families.

A ship mate and co-worker of Engram's was John CLARK. (sometimes seen as Jonathan CLARKE). John Clark lived in Wenham, Essex Co., MA and from a book done on John Clark of Wenham several years ago by Marlene Hinkley (I believe her name was), stated that John came from Aberdeen, Scotland. He had a daughter Sarah CLARK who was born in Wenham in Feb. 1668 and she married Clement MOODY who was born c1661 in MA.
There are SO many of these Scot POW families interconnected to this Clement MOODY (Moodie) line that it is impossible to mention them all here.
But many now believe that Clement Moody might have been the 16 year old son listed on an old 1600's census of Lynn, MA of this Engram MOODIE. Clement might have changed his name or used his middle name to separate himself from his POW father. Clement Moody lived in the Exeter, Rockingham Co., NH area where many other of these Scottish POW families lived and worked in the lumber yards until they finished off their indentures. Many were indentured for a term of 7 years more or less. The Saugus Iron Works bellied up after a few years. Engram Moodie continued to live in Lynn, Essex Co., MA though until his death in 1693.
Clement Moody lived in the Exeter, area of NH until his death sometime before April of 1729 (Will proved in 1733).

This info may be helpful to others researching these lines and trying to keep them separated as I was, so this is the reason I posted all of the additional info about Engram MOODIE and his ~Possible~ ties to Clement Moody of Exeter, NH.
We now Know that Clement is NOT attached to the Newbury, MA line of Moodies nor the Hartford, CT ones.

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