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John Mason Moody II & Wives

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Date: 14 Nov 2012 [unknown]
Location: Lowndes County, Mississippimap
Surnames/tags: Mason Moody
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John Mason Moody II was born in Northampton County, NC September 12, 1840. Before the Civil War, he went out to Columbus, Mississippi to manage Moody lands there. He served briefly in the war and resigned after about a year for ill health. He met and married in Columbus, Laura Tabb, orphaned daughter of Thomas Bolling Tabb of Amelia County VA and Laura E. Taylor. John and Laura’s marriage was celebrated January 21 1864, Joseph Gray Lockhart and James E. Leigh (Gib’s brother) acting as bondsmen. John and Laura had two sons, William Robert Moody, b. March 2, 1867 and John Mason Moody III, b. 1868. John Mason Moody III died shortly after his birth as did Laura, his mother, on September 22, 1868. They are buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, MS. After Laura’s death, William was raised by his grandmother, Martha Moody. John remained in Mississippi overseeing the lands there.
On November 12, 1877 John Mason Moody II remarried Rosalie Agnes Terry, b. March 20, 1860. They had four children: Mary Rosalie Moody, (Oct. 17, 1878-Jan. 12 1938); John Mason Moody IV, (Apr. 11, 1881-Dec. 29, 1931); Gilbert Leigh Moody, (b. May 3 1884); Martha Alice Eugene Moody,(b. Sept. 12, 1886). John Mason Moody, II and his families lived in Cobb’s Switch or Bent Oak, Mississippi (Lowndes County). The property which was occupied by this Moody family until 1930 was on the railroad between Columbus and Artesia. John Mason Moody IV served as switchman. John Mason Moody II died Nov 16, 1890. Rosa Terry Moody died December 8, 1948 in Columbus. Both are buried in Friendship Cemetery.
Virginia Leigh Refo, November 14, 2012

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