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Free Genealogy Biography of John Moody,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

John Moody

John, son of James (2) and -(Richie) Moody, was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, October 22, 1822, died in October, 1908. He worked in mines and did general farm work. Afterward he bought a farm beyond Detwiller's Mills, known now as the Stoffer farm. After giving up farming he moved to Reagantown, where he remained until his death.

In 1862 he enlisted in the Union army, becoming a member of the One Hundred and Forty-second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 142nd Regiment, and served until 1865. Battles in which he participated were Chancellorsville, the Seven Days' battle, Antietam, Cold Harbor, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, also the crowning battle of Appomattox, where Lee surrendered. During his service he was neither wounded nor taken prisoner.

He was a Republican. Among the first adherents of the denomination called the Church of God in this neighborhood were he and his wife.

He married, near Dawson, Pennsylvania, in 1847, Anna Mary, born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, in 1823, died in December, 1907, daughter of Joseph and Anna Mary (Teegarden) Russell. Her father, who died in 1854, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and received a pension; he was a Whig in politics. His wife, of a notable Ohio family, was also a pensioner, her father having been killed in the revolutionary war; she was a member of the Latter Day Saints; her death occurred in 1883; they lived at one time in Ohio, from which state they removed to Pennsylvania. Children of Joseph and Anna Mary (Teegarden) Russell: Bisheba, married Joshua Gaut, a farmer near Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania; Anna Mary, married John Moody; William T., was a farmer; Susan, deceased, married Philip Trump, who was an ice runner at Lucyville, Pennsylvania, where both died; Seine, married Frank Miller, who was an engineer, and resided at Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania; Margaret, deceased, married Thomas Downs who was a miner. Children of John and Anna Mary (Russell) Moody: 1. Samuel William, of whom further. 2. Emma Jane, born in August, 1849; married Joseph Shellkey, who was a volunteer in the civil war; they live at Chautauqua, Pennsylvania. 3. John, born in June, 1854; married Anna King, deceased; he is a farmer, living at the Moody farm.

Source: Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, John W. Jordan, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912.

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