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RUMFORD, Oxford Co., Maine Genealogy Project -Incorrect info
Posted by: melissa (ID *****3873) Date: September 22, 2002 at 18:41:41
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There is a webpage out there by this name that has erroneous information posted to it and I want to set the record straight. I am posting here because this is a Public Message board and it will get the most exposure to the WWW.
This page has a Joseph MOODY born May 24, 1805 in Falmouth, Cumberland Co., Maine, son of William Moody b.Jan 3, 1768 and Mary "Polly" Dresser.
It goes on to say that This Joseph Moody married Sarah A. BREWER. This is in ERROR!! I have documentation to back this up and CAN Prove it.

This Joseph whose middle initial is "D.", married in Bath, Lincoln Co., Maine in 1827 to Charlotte Augusta WINSLOW.
(I have DAR records of this as well, and Mayflower records because Charlotte has connections to the Winslow's).
THIS Joseph D. Moody and his wife Charlotte moved to Bethel, Oxford Co., Maine are in the 1850 Census along with their children of various names...Joseph, Julianna, Charles but NO Susan D. Moody.
This Joseph was a 'carpenter'/'joiner' by trade and he and his family moved to Lynn, MA where they are listed in the 1880 Census. Joseph D. Moody died in 1881 in Lynn, MA

There are Several Joseph D. Moody's out there and I know them all by know. The Joseph D. Moody who married Sarah A. BREWER in Ipswich, Essex Co., MA was born between 1807 and 1821 in BRUNSWICK, Cumberland Co., Maine son of Joseph Moody and Hannah THOMAS. This Joseph D. Moody was a "physician" by trade and lived in Lowell, MA for years where he can be viewed in the census' there. His daughter Susan D. Moody was born in Ipswich, Essex Co., MA in 1841.
Sarah A. (Brewer) Moody and Joseph D. Moody divorced sometime before 1863 when Joseph D. Moody of Lowell, MA married 2nd at age 57 years old. (I have this marriage record as well). Joseph and Sarah's children moved to Cumberland Co., Maine where they married and settled.
My Joseph D. Moody "physician" can be viewed in the Lowell, MA city directories as well under "physician's".
He never lived in Falmouth, or in Bethel or Rumford, or Lynn, MA. He lived in Brunswick, Ipswich, MA where his first two children were born, the Gardiner area of Kennebec Co., and finally to Lowell, MA.

You can view all this info on the MOODY page here at GenForum as well.
Hope this helps to get this erroneous info straightened out so that we don't continue to spread incorrect genealogy all over the place.
Thank you

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