Elijah Wilford Moody and Mary Frances Steele

Mary Frances Steele

Children of Elijah Wilford Moody and Mary Frances Steele

  1. Thomas Elwood Moody
  2. William Arthur Moody
  3. Andrew Mitchell Moody
  4. Edward Curd Moody
  5. Hunter Moody

I have used Donna's data for the full names of Elijah's and Mary Frances's children. Her information came from her husband's personal knowledge.

1920HnTNp97b: Andrew Moody, 23, Atchie, 20
Brother Thomas (illegible initial) Moody, 29, and wife Alma L., 23 next family. All births TN. Thomas's and Andrew's mother was born in KY.

Elijah Wilford Moody

Married Mary Frances Steele 1887

Other spouse: Della Hancock

My mother remembered him as Uncle Lige, although she didn't know him well.

TN Death Cert 22128 gives his birth date as 18 Aug 1868

Information that Donna Moody shared with me years ago: "Elijah 'Lige' Wilford Moody, born 18 August 1868, was the 13th child of Isaac Newton Moody, was the 2nd and last of his two children by Nancy E. P. Chilcutt Weldon. He married, about 1890, Mary Frances Steele, daughter of David Polk Steel and Tennessee Elkins. They lived on the old Moody place.

By the 1900 Henry County (U-S) Census, Elijah Moody and his wife, Mary, had three young boys - Thomas Elwood, William Arthur, and Andrew Mitchell, and she had lost one child, a girl, who died very young, and who lies buried in the "Old Newt Moody Cemetery." Lige's mother, Nancy was living with them in 1900. Edward Curd Moody was born in 1905. Elijah moved his family to the Big Sandy area by 1909. Mary died 23 July 1909 at the birth of the baby son, Hunter. Hunter was taken to raise by the Cantrell's of Big Sandy, but he died young, of a kind of virulent croup, in 1915."

1900HnTNp222a 162/162: Eliga, Aug 1857, 12 y married, Mary, 1870 (no month, Elwood, Nov 1889, Willie, Dec 1897 (incorrect if age is 6 as given), Andrew, Feb 1896, mother Nancy, Apr 1830

1910HnTNp224a: Elijah, 42 wid, William A., (looks like 27 but must be 17), Andrew, 13, Edward, 4

1920HnTNp4a (98 printed): Eliga W.Moody, 51, Delimay, 35, Edward B. C., 14, Amanda I., 7, Treva L., 5 & 10 mo, Thyra D., 3 & 11 mo

1930/HnTNp3b: Elijah W. Moody, 62, Della M., 45, Inez A., 17, Treva L., 16, Thyra D., 14, Buford Shobe, 16