William Moody

about 1798–from 1844 to 1850 (Age 46)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of William

William Moody was born about 1798, in North Carolina, United States as the son of Isaac Moody and Unknown. He married Ruthy Turner on 27 November 1816, in Madison, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Madison, Arkansas, United States in 1840. He died from 1844 to 1850, at the age of 52.

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William Moody
Ruthy Turner
Marriage: 27 November 1816
Emily Moody
James Moody
George Moody
John Monroe Moody
Baron DeKalb Moody

Spouse and Children


    Ruthy Turner


27 November 1816
Madison, Alabama, United States


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World Events (7)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 1

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 14

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: nickname for a courageous, arrogant, or foolhardy person, or one quickly moved to anger, from Middle English modie ‘impetuous’, ‘haughty’, ‘angry’ (Old English mōdig ‘brave’, ‘proud’, from mōd ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’). This English name has been established in Ireland since the late 13th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Moody, "United States Census, 1840"
  • William Moody, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Wm Moody, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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