Person:James Moody (29)

Watchers
Browse
Find records: birth death
James Moody
b.Est. 1700-1709 Prob. Ireland
m. Est. 1690-1700
  1. James MoodyEst 1700-1709 - aft 1762
  2. Robert MoodyEst 1702-1712 - 1786
  3. Isabella MoodyEst 1715-1719 -
m. Abt. 1731
  1. Isabella MoodyAbt 1731 -
  2. Rebecca MoodyBef 1734 -
  3. Esther MoodyBef 1740 - Bef 1760
Facts and Events
Name James Moody
Gender Male
Birth? Est. 1700-1709 Prob. Ireland
Marriage Abt. 1731 to Rebecca Unknown
Death? aft. 1762 prob. Augusta County, Virginia

James Moody was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

Contents

Welcome to
Old Augusta

Early Settlers
Beverley Manor
Borden's Grant
Register
Data
Maps
Places
Library
History
Index

……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky

__________________________

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Image:MoodyJamesSW510acres.JPG

James Moody's land (Beverley Manor SW, 510 acres) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:


  • Pages 155-58. 23-24 July 1740. William Beverley, Esqr., of Essex County to James Moody of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤15.6. - current money. 510 acres... corner to James Bell... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: Gibbons Jennings, John Pickens, John Lewis. 24 July 1740. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Gent. [Relinquishment of dower as above, Beverley to Page]. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 4, Dorman, pg. 44].


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


Note: the Robert and James Wilson listed below are thought to be the children of James Moody's wife Rebecca, of her prior marriage with a Mr. Wilson:

  • Page 485.—8th May, 1748. £20. James Moody and Rebecca, his wife, to Robert Wilson, 185 acres, part of the land James now lives on; corner to James Wilson, a Spanish oak; corner Nicholas Leeper. Teste: Andrew Cowen, James Leeper, Chas. Dalhouse. Acknowledged, and dower released, 18th May, 1748.
  • Page 488.—18th May, 1748. £15. James Moody to James Wilson, 200 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 510 acres sold by Beverley to James Moody, 24th July, 1740, recorded in Orange. Tested, acknowledged, and dower released as above.
  • Page 319.--21st May, 1760. James Moody to Robt. Wilson, £60, 125 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Nicholas Leeper and said Robt. Wilson; corner James Wilson.

Records of James Moody in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:


  • Page 325.--13th August, 1747. Wm. Beverley to James Gilmore, farmer, £8 current money Virginia; 204 acres in Beverley Manor; corner James Moody; corner to a place surveyed for David Davis; Bell's land. Witnessed and proved as above.
  • Page 458.--27th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to William Currey, 360 acres Beverley Manor. Corner tract first surveyed for James Bell, now in possession of Andrew Cowin. Corner William Nutt. Tract surveyed for Adam Thompson, now belonging to Robert McClenachan. Corner Samuel McCorkall's land. Corner to James Moody; Cowin's line. Teste: Arthur Hamilton, John Linn, George Anderson.
  • Page 424.--28th February, 1749. William Beverley to Arthur Hamilton. 270 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Nathanial Davis. Corner James Gilmer's line; James Woody's (s/b Moody's) land. Corner James Leeper. Corner said Hamilton's old plantation.
  • Page 472.--(undated, abt. August 1751) James Leeper, blacksmith, to Nicholas Leeper, farmer, 227 acres in Beverley Manor; corner James Moody.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1752. - (316) Patrick Martin and Alexr. Richey to be overseers of road from Young's Mill to Alexr. Richey's smith shop, thence to Buchanan's mills, with these hands: Adam Thompson, Geo. Peary, Ro. Young, James Peary, John Campbell, John Buchanan, James Moody, Andrew Cowan, James Callison, John Jameson, Walter Smiley, James McCorkle, Ro. McCorkle, Nathan Gilliland, Wm. McNabb.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 21, 1753. - (414) John Buchanan, James Clark, Jacob Lockhart, Thomas Kirkpatrick, John Berry, John Bartley, Wm. Martin, Josias Richards, William McFeeters, John Jameson, James Young, Hugh Young, Robert Young, William McClintock, Wm. Ledgerwood, John Trimble, Maurice O'Frield, Samuel Wallace, Robert Davis, Robert McClenon, James Moody, James Philips, Wm. Akry, Cornelius Donaho, George Peary, Adam Thompson, Thomas Peary, John Campbell, James Peary, Wm. McNab, Robert Scot, Thomas Reed, Abraham Masha, Thomas Dunn, Francis Dunn, Major Scot, John Bigham, John Black, Samuel Downing, Alexr. McFeeters, Andrew Cowan, James McCorkle, John Vance, James Gilmore and Patrick Martin--to keep road formerly laid off from James Young's Mill to said Buchanan's Mill.
  • Page 141.--4th August, 1755. John Glass' appraisement by James Caldwell, Andrew Alexander, John Shields. John Glass' estate due to Patrick Kenan, Thomas Shields, Robert Moody, Wm. Long, Jas. Moody, Jno. Bigam. Samuel Downy, Thos. Brown, Jas. McLong, Arthur Hamilton, Wm. Karr.
  • Page 204.--17th November, 1757. Esther (Easter) Brown's bond (with Robert Moody, James Moody) as administratrix of Henry Brown.
  • Page 103.--18th November, 1761. John Mclntire's appraisement, by John Buchanan, John Colter, James Moody. Recorded--In hands of Andrew Cowan.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 16, 1762. - (355) Boslen Hover, grand juryman. James Moody, reason great age and infirmity, exempted from levy. John Brooks, deceased, Wm. Wilson qualified administrator.
  • Page 236.--5th October, 1765. Nicholas Leeper to Margaret Leeper, £105, 227 acres in Beverley Manor; corner James Moody, said James Leeper's line. Teste: Andrew, Gawin and John Leeper. Delivered: Margaret Leeper, May, 1767.
  • Page 130.--18th March, 1771. William Currey to James Currey, £20, 130 acres in Beverley Manor; corner McCorkel's land; corner James Moody, Andrew Cowan's line; corner William Curry. Teste: George McAfee. Wliliam Cowan. Delivered: James Curry, 1st June, 1773.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1789.--JANUARY CAUSES. - William Ledgerwood and Rebecca, his wife; William Berry and Rebecca, his wife; Esther Carrothers, by John Moffet, her guardian, and next friend, vs. John Frazier.--Ejectment, 1787. James Frazier's deposition, 19th October, 1790.--brother of John. John Brownlee testifies 14th November, 1788. Was acquainted with James Elder (Moody) and Robert Moody, his brother, upwards of sixty years ago, and they then passed for brothers and they then lived with their parents, Robert and Isabella Moody, and deponent was acquainted with them during the whole course of their lives. James Moody married Rebecca Wilson, by whom they had issue. Rebecca Moody who married William Ledgerwood, Jr. Isabella Moody, who married James McClery. James and Rebecca lived within four miles of deponent at time of their marriage and they always passed for husband and wife. Margaret Christian, step-daughter of James Moody, deposes, 14th November, 1788. She was acquainted with James, the elder, and Robert Moody, his brother, near sixty years ago, and they always passed for brothers; deponent at age of twelve years was present at marriage of James Moody to Rebecca Wilson; they had issue, Rebecca and Isabella, above, and Esther Moody, who married John Moffett. Sarah Brownlee deposes, 14th November, 1788. Was acquainted with James and Robert about fifty-eight years ago and ever since till their death. (Note: Rebecca Wilson, wife of James Moody was a widow - had a previous marriage to a Mr. Wilson).
  • Vol. 1 - William Ledgerwood and Rebecca, his wife; William Berry and Rebecca, his wife; Esther Carrothers, by John Moffet, her guardian, and next friend, vs. John Frazier.--Ejectment, 1787. James Frazier's deposition, 19th October, 1790.--brother of John. John Brownlee testifies 14th November, 1788. Was acquainted with James Elder and Robert Moody, his brother, upwards of sixty years ago, and they then passed for brothers and they then lived with their parents, Robert and Isabella Moody, and deponent was acquainted with them during the whole course of their lives. James Moody married Rebecca Wilson, by whom they had issue. Rebecca Moody who married William Ledgerwood, Jr. Isabella Moody, who married James McClery. James and Rebecca lived within four miles of deponent at time of their marriage and they always passed for husband and wife. Margaret Christian, step-daughter of James Moody, deposes, 14th November, 1788. She was acquainted with James, the elder, and Robert Moody, his brother, near sixty years ago, and they always passed for brothers; deponent at age of twelve years was present at marriage of James Moody to Rebecca Wilson; they had issue, Rebecca and Isabella, above, and Esther Moody, who married John Moffett. Sarah Brownlee deposes, 14th November, 1788. Was acquainted with James and Robert about fifty-eight years ago and ever since till their death. (Note: this record proves James Moody and Rebecca (maiden name unknown, she previously married a Wilson) were parents of Rebecca Moody (married William Ledgerwood), Isabella Moody (married James McCleary) and Esther Moody (married John Moffett)).
  • Vol. 1 - John Frazier, Ann Frazier vs. Rebecca Ledgerwood, Rebecca Berry and Esther Corruthers, infant.--Spa. Chancery, 16th April, 1787. Oratrix and orator are children of Isabella Frazier. Isabella was sister to Robert Moody, now deceased, who took John Frazier and kept him until Robert's death, when John was forty years old. Robert died December, 1776 (1786?). Robert's nuncupative will 15th December, 1786. James and Robert Moody's father died intestate. Isabella Moody was their mother and administered on their father's estate. The Moodys came from Pennsylvania. John Frazier was brother-in-law of Robert Moody and they came to Virginia shortly afterwards. John Frazier died leaving five small children and a widow. Three of the children took all the land and left nothing for John and Anne, whom Robert Moody took care of. James Moody's wife died and his daughters being all married and he being an old man, he took in his son-in-law, William, and Rebecca Ledgerwood, and shortly afterwards James sold his land to his step son, Robert Willson. Then William and Rebecca took James as long as his money lasted, when they sent him back to Robert naked and destitute. Robert prepared to make a will because he found that his brother James' heirs and the Ledgerwood family in particular would come from Kentucky and take everything he had. James Frazier. 19th July, 1790. Anne Frazier's deposition to same effect, 19th July, 1790. Isabella Frazier's deposition to same effect, 19th July, 1790. Elizabeth Hill's deposition to same effect, 19th July, 1790. Samuel Frazier's deposition to same effect, 19th July, 1790. Rebecca Berry's deposition taken in Fayette County, October, 1789. Zachariah Johnston deposes 5th October, 1790: was born within one mile of Robert Moody's; John Frazier was accidentally killed. Rachel Wilson deposes that her husband bought a plantation from James Moody. Mrs. Mary Wilson went to Kentucky. John Brownlee deposes that he knew old Robert Moody, father of James and Robert Moody and continued intimate with the two sons after their father's death. Sarah Brownlee deposes that when she was a girl James Moody was married to her mother, a widow; James's father died and Robert and his mother kept all the estate and James never received any of the estate. John Frazier died when plaintiffs were very young, intestate, and the oldest son, Samuel, took the land. Rebecca was wife of William Ledgerwood.

Information on James Moody

November 1792 CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXIV. page 398 - John Frazier, Ann Frazier vs. Rebecca Ledgerwood, Rebecca Berry and Esther Corruthers, infant.--Spa. Chancery, 16th April, 1787. Oratrix and orator are children of Isabella Frazier. Isabella was sister to Robert Moody, now deceased, who took John Frazier and kept him until Robert's death, when John was forty years old. Robert died December, 1776 (1786?). Robert's nuncupative will 15th December, 1786. James and Robert Moody's father died intestate. Isabella Moody was their mother and administered on their father's estate. The Moodys came from Pennsylvania. John Frazier was brother-in-law of Robert Moody and they came to Virginia shortly afterwards. John Frazier died leaving five small children and a widow. Three of the children took all the land and left nothing for John and Anne, whom Robert Moody took care of. James Moody's wife died and his daughters being all married and he being an old man, he took in his son-in-law, William, and Rebecca Ledgerwood, and shortly afterwards James sold his land to his step son, Robert Willson. Then William and Rebecca took James as long as his money lasted, when they sent him back to Robert naked and destitute. Robert prepared to make a will because he found that his brother James' heirs and the Ledgerwood family in particular would come from Kentucky and take everything he had.

 James Frazier. 19th July, 1790. 
 Anne Frazier's deposition to same effect, 19th July, 1790.
 Isabella Frazier's deposition to same effect, 19th July, 1790.
 Elizabeth Hill's deposition to same effect, 19th July, 1790. 
 Samuel Frazier's deposition to same effect, 19th July, 1790. 
 Rebecca Berry's deposition taken in Fayette County, October, 1789. 
 Zachariah Johnston deposes 5th October, 1790: was born within one mile of Robert Moody's; John Frazier was accidentally killed. 

Rachel Wilson deposes that her husband bought a plantation from James Moody. Mrs. Mary Wilson went to Kentucky. John Brownlee deposes that he knew old Robert Moody, father of James and Robert Moody and continued intimate with the two sons after their father's death. Sarah Brownlee deposes that when she was a girl James Moody was married to her mother, a widow; James's father died and Robert and his mother kept all the estate and James never received any of the estate. John Frazier died when plaintiffs were very young, intestate, and the oldest son, Samuel, took the land. Rebecca was wife of William Ledgerwood.

NOVEMBER 16, 1762. - (355) Boslen Hover, grand juryman. James Moody, reason great age and infirmity, exempted from levy. John Brooks, deceased, Wm. Wilson qualified administrator.