James A. Moody and Elizabeth C. McCuiston

Elizabeth L. McCuiston

According to McCuistion genealogy (Note: It is likely that the reference is to the history by Leona Bean McCuiston.):
"Elizabeth L. McCuiston was born in 1842 in Calloway County, Kentucky. She died in 1910. She has reference number 2730(238-280). She was married to James A. Moody (son of Isaac Newton Moody and Jane McCuiston) on 21 Jul 1860 in Henry County, Tennessee. James A. Moody was born about 1836. He was a farmer in Buchanan, Henry County, Tennessee. Elizabeth L. McCuiston and James A. Moody had the following children:
child+1457 i. Elmina Moody
child1458 ii. Jane Moody
child1459 iii. Tom Moody
child1460 iv. Lou Moody
child+1461 v. Ada Moody
child1462 vi. George Moody
child1463 vii. Jack Moody
child1464 viii. Charles Moody
child+1465 ix. Ethel Moody
child1466 x. Newton Moody
child1467 xi. Allen Moody"

James's wife, Elizabeth McCuiston, was the daughter of William Allen McCuiston and Elizabeth Eldridge. A contemporary Elizabeth McCuiston was the daughter of William McCuiston (not William Allen) and Cinthia/Cynthia McCuiston, who were cousins.

1910HnTNp30xa 171/174: Head of house, Lou Wilson, daughter, widowed, 8 children/6 living, 3 living with her and mother Elizabeth, 68, widowed, 11 children/2 living. NOTE: the living children were Lou Wilson and Ada Crass.

Children of James and Elizabeth included

  1. Elmina C. (or Elmira C.) Moody
  2. Elizabeth Jane Moody
  3. William Thomas Moody
  4. Mary Lou Moody
  5. Eliza Ada Moody
  6. James C. Moody
  7. Ethel Moody
  8. ? Newton Moody
  9. Allen Moody

James A. Moody

Marriage: 21 Jun 1860, Henry County TN

James A. was the oldest child in Isaac N.'s family on the 1860 census.

From Donna Moody (information passed down to descendants): Grave moved from family cemetery to Point Pleasant Cem. for widening of Hiway 79.

1870HnTNp465a: James A Moody, 36, Elizabeth Moody, 28, Elmina C., 9, Elizabeth J., 8, Wm T., 6, Mary Lou (or Lee), 5, Eliza Ada, 3, James C., 1 Note: James C. could easily be read as James E., but see below.

For the children on 1870 census to correspond to the names given in the McCuiston family history, Elizabeth J. must have been Elizabeth Jane; William T. must have been William Thomas; Mary Lou/Lee would have been Mary Lou; James C. must have been the same as Jack or Charles.

1880HnTNp190a: J. A. Moody, 44, E. C., wife, 40, E. C., dau, 19, E. J., dau, 17, W. F., son, 16, M. L., dau, 14, E. A., dau, 13, J. C., son, 12, G. J., son, 6, Ethel, dau, 4, J. A., son, 2, ? N., son, 2

Correlating with other information: (1)daughter E. C. equals Elmina, or Elmira; (2)E. J. equals Elizabeth Jane; (3)W. F. on the census should have been W. T., William Thomas; (4)M. L. equals Mary Lou; (5)E. A. equals Eliza Ada; (6)J. C. equals James C.; (7)G. J. equals George; (8)J. A. equals Allen; and (9)? N. equals Newton.

Daughter Elizabeth Jane apparently did not marry; her grave marker reads Jane Moody and has no dates.
I have found no information about sons William Thomas, James, or ? N. after the date of the 1880 census, and I know of some of the others only from Leona Bean McQuestion's history and Elizabeth's 1910 statement that she was mother of eleven children, two then living.