My Hannah THOMAS (probably spelled Tomah or Tomer) was most likely Passamaquoddy Indian. She was born c1796 in Maine she claims. She either married or lived with Joseph MOODY in Brunswick from about 1820 until sometime after 1850 but before 1860. I don't know if both she and Joseph died before 1860 but I can't find Hannah anywhere after that.
I believe that she came into the relationship with Joseph Moody with children. It would appear a daughter named Abigail Thomas who died in May 1825 at 3 years old, buried at Pine Grove Cem. Brunswick, Cumberland Co. Maine, and probably my gggrandfather Joseph D. Moody who was born c1814 he claims Brunswick but other times he says Canada.
He was an Indian and a doctor in Lowell, Middlesex Co., MA for many years. He died around 1877. He was married twice, 1st in Ipswich, MA to Sarah A. BREWER. They had 6 children together. She died in 1858, buried where I don't know. His 1st child and only daughter Susan D. Moody b. Sept. 1841 died in the Fall of 1868 in Brunswick.
I believe Joseph Moody in Brunswick adopted my Joseph D. Moody and gave him his name. However I believe his real last name to be either TOMAH or Tomer or Bernard / Barney.
In the 1870 Lowell census he is listed a "John" D. Moody - race - Indian - Physician b. Canada.
a 15 year old girl named Mary Barney is living with him, she is listed as race- Indian b. Canada.
Living next door to him is Leward or Lewey BARNEY who was listed a race white a carpenter and born in New Hampshire.
His wife Betsey M. Barney appears to have marked as white but then erased. She was born in Canada so she is probably Indian too. Living with this Barney family is a woman who is 74 years old named "Joanna" (Hannah???) BARNEY who says she was born in New Hampshire too.
Is this Joseph's mother Hannah Thomas by any chance?
If anyone knows anything about a Hannah Thomas who was Passamaquoddy or even Penobscot or Mi'kmaq Indian born c1796 in Maine who was a very young mother and may have left her people for some reason or another, please leave a message here.
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