Person:Joshua Moody (1)

Rev. Joshua Moody
b.Abt 1633 England
m. baf 1633
  1. Rev. Joshua MoodyAbt 1633 - 1697
  2. Samuel MoodyEst 1635 - 1675
  3. Sergeant Caleb MoodyCal 1637 - 1698
  • HRev. Joshua MoodyAbt 1633 - 1697
  • WMartha Collins1639 - Bef 1674
m. Bef 1662
  1. Martha Moody1662 - 1729
  2. Sarah MoodyAbt 1664 - 1702/03
  3. Samuel MoodyAbt 1669 -
  4. Hannah Moody1672 -
  5. Abigail MoodyEst 1674 - 1686/87
  • HRev. Joshua MoodyAbt 1633 - 1697
  • WAnna Wall1640 - 1698
m. Aft 1674
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Rev. Joshua Moody
Gender Male
Birth[2] Abt 1633 England
Degree[1][3] 1653 Harvard College.
Marriage Bef 1662 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States (probably)Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child (Martha).
to Martha Collins
Marriage Aft 1674 Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United Statesto Anna Wall
Death[1][2][3] 4 Jul 1697 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 3 Rev. Joshua Moody, in Noyes, Sybil; Charles Thornton Libby; and Walter Goodwin Davis. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. (Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939)

    "3 Rev. Joshua (Moody), Portsmouth, s. of Wm. of Newbury; H. C. 1653. Called to Portsm. 14 Feb, 1658, he was not ordained until 1671, sltho appar. there continuously until his conflict with Cranfield sent him to the First Ch. in Boston as asst. pastor in May 1684, aft. 13 wks. in jail. He soon declined election as Pres. of H. C, and contin. with Boston Ch. almost nine yrs. bef. his championship of Philip English and w., accused of witchcraft, earned him both regard and criticism. In 1693 he ret. to Portsm., where as early as May 1691 he wrote both town and ch. he would return if desired. See Sibley's * Harvard Graduates' 1: 367; N. H. Prov. Papers 1: 482 et seq.; Eliot's 'Biog. Dict.,' p. 327. Lists 311b, 323, 326bc, 329, 330abe, 331ac, 335a, 49, 54, 92, 96, 98. See also (7). His 1st w. Martha Collins (Dea. Edward of Cambridge) d. shortly bef. 24 Aug. 1674; List 331c. He m. 2d Ann, wid. of Samuel Jacobs of Ipsw.; Lists 331c, 335a. His will, 18 Sept. 1693 (d. Boston the Sabbath bef. 4 July 1697), requests bur. near decd. wife and their ch., names w. Ann, 4 eh., dau.-in-law Lydia Jacobs he had kept so many yrs., s. Winslow and money lent Eleazer Russell, decd., payable by heirs of br. Russell, decd.; only br. Caleb an overseer. Ch: Samuel. Martha, m. by 1681 Rev. Jonathan Russell, H. C. 1675, who was ordained at Barnstable 19 Sept. 1683, her fa. giving the sermon. Sarah, in 24th yr. in June 1688; m. Rev. John Pike(5). Hannah, m. bef. 1693 Edward Winslow of Boston, where 10 eh. Rec. She d. ±1710. Abigail, d. from smallpox 2 Mar. 1686-7 (List 96). At least one more child, dead by 1693."

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Joshua Moodey, in Colonial Collegians: Biographies of Those Who Attended American Colleges before the War for Independence. (Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Historical Society & New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2005)

    "Rev. Joshua Moodey (so spelt by himself), M.A., of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and of Boston, Massachusetts, born in England about 1633, was son of William Moody, saddler, who came from Ipswich, in Suffolk, to Ipswich in New England, as early as 1634, and in 1635 was one of the first settlers of Newbury in 1635...

    [Joshua] went for medical advice to Boston, and there died "at Cotton Hill," opposite King's Chapel Burying-Ground, on Sunday, 4 July 1697, in the sixty-fifth year of his age.... From Hutchinson's Collection of Original Papers, page 464, Moodey's first wife, Martha(?), daughter of Edward Collins, of Cambridge, and sister of John Collins, H.U. 1649, appears to have died as early as August, 1674. His second wife was the widow Ann Jacobs, of Ipswich. The children who survived him were Samuel, H.U. 1689; Martha, wife of Jonathan Russell, H.U. 1675; Sarah, wife of John Pike, H.U. 1675, and Hannah."

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Joshua Moody, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    "Joshua (Moodie), Portsmouth, s. of William. b. in Eng. H. C. 1653, was first min. of the first ch. ord. July 1671, tho. he had preach. there 1658, was call. to preach the Gen. Elect. sermon of Mass. 1675; and by strange tyranny of Gov. Cranfield, he was aft. 3 mos. imprison. driv. to Boston, and was sett. in May 1684 at first ch. the same yr. was offer. the station of Presid. of the Coll. wh. he declined. Of his humane boldness, in the delusion of 1692, extraord. instance is preserv. in Eliot's Biog. Dict. Back he went to former service in 1692 at P. but on a visit to Boston, d. 4 July 1697. Allen, in Biog. Dict. says that 'his zeal aganst the witchcraft delus. occassion. his dism. from the ch. where he was preach.' Sorry should we feel to find the proof of this, however honora. to him. Much detail on this subject is in Essex Inst. valua. Vol I. His w. was d. of Edward Collins of Cambridge, prob. Martha, wh. d. bef. Aug. 1674. See Hutch. Coll. 465. His d. [Person:Martha Moodey (1)|Martha]] m. a. 1680, Jonathan Russell; and [Person:Sarah Moody (37)|Sarah]] m. 5 May 1681, Rev. John Pike, and d. 2 Mar. 1686. Of other ch. only Samuel, H. C. 1689; is know."