Just recvd. conflicting information from Portland (probate info), that either a Samuel or an Enoch MOODY both seeming to be residents of Falmouth (now Portland), ME were guardian's to Joshua Moody, Esq. and Tabitha Cox's son James MOODY. This at least validated for me that Joshua and Tabitha did indeed have a son named James. There is mention of her being called Mrs. Tabitha BAYLEY and it mentions her new husband etc.
The confusing parts are that 3 years After Joshua had died it said that Samuel Moody, Esq. of Falmouth was "said guardian" of James, Joshua and Houchin MOODY. But then towards the end of the documents it said that Samuel Moody was the guardian of William Moody and that Enoch Moody was the guardian for James, Houchin and Joshua Moody.
Enoch Moody of Falmouth / Portland to my knowledge was not even related to this line except by distant cousin-ship.
Joshua Moody is of the Joshua 2 line > William 1 of Newbury, MA and Enoch of Falmouth is of the Caleb 2 line > William 1 of Newbury. HOwever, I suppose Joshua Moody, the Justice of the Peace surely knew Enoch Moody was related to his family.
My thinking on this is, that ~perhaps~ this is why the IGI records list a Samuel Moody as the father of a James Moody in Maine. Since the James Moody of Standish would have been so young when his father died in 1748, he would only have known Samuel or Enoch as his Father. This I believe is why James named No Son's Joshua, but he Did name sons Samuel and Enoch Moody.
Enoch Moody of Falmouth was a son of Joshua Moody and Mary Greenleaf of Newbury, MA. Enoch was apparently quite wealthy and it was his son Capt. Lemuel Moody who built or designed the Portland Observatory and manned it up until the very day he died. I have 2 fascinating books on this man and his family.
Enoch was married twice...1st to a Dorcas COX and 2nd to Ann WEEKS. It might be that Dorcas Cox was a sister to Tabitha and that is how he ended up with some of the children of Tabitha and Joshua Moody's.
Just thought I would add this as there were a few of us who were very interested in this James Moody of Standish, ME.
For me this settles once and for all that the James Moody of Standish, Cumberland Co., Maine, was a son of Joshua Moody and Tabitha Cox of Falmouth, Cumberland Co., ME.
Where my James Moody is from or whose son he is, I Still do not know. I may never find out what my Moody lineage line is. I am beginning to think we were aliens who were dropped here from Mars!
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