Josephine Leopard

28 May 1875–17 August 1939 (Age 64)
Jackson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Josephine

When Josephine Leopard was born on 28 May 1875, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Nathan Leopard, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth Hasseltine Nicoll, was 39. She married William Raleigh Moody on 8 January 1891, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Mountain Township, Jackson, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 17 August 1939, in Hamburg Township, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Double Springs Cemetery, Cullowhee, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Raleigh Moody
Josephine Leopard
Marriage: 8 January 1891
Susie May Moody
Ruie Day Moody
William Hoyt Moody
Varina Irene Moody
George Raymond Moody
James Lambert Moody
Columbus Hyatt Moody
Clarice Jane Moody
Manuel Earl Moody
Tilman Faye Moody
Eliza Moody
Emma Hasseltine Moody
Lewis Milford Moody
Lizzie Elzora Moody

Spouse and Children

8 January 1891
Jackson, North Carolina, United States


    Susie May Moody


    Ruie Day Moody



    Varina Irene Moody


    George Raymond Moody


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 2

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French lepard ‘leopard’ (from Late Latin leopardus, a compound of leo ‘lion’ + pardus ‘panther’), probably applied as a nickname or as a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a leopard.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine Moody in household of W Roll Moody, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Josephine Moody in household of William R Moody, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josephine Moody in household of William R Moody, "United States Census, 1920"

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