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John Monroe MOODY

John Monroe MOODY[1]

Male 1822 - 1884  (61 years)

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  • Name John Monroe MOODY 
    Born 16 Feb 1822  Ashville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Initiatory (LDS) 18 Mar 1856  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _FSFTID K24T-4VB 
    _UID 752D26D962BC8142AB44AA13A9EB235B40A9 
    Died 27 Jan 1884  Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Jan 1884  Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I49  pember-crandall
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2017 

    Father John Wyatt MOODY,   b. 10 Jun 1776, Lunenburg, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1839, Houston, Harris, Republic of Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Mary "Polly" BALDWIN,   b. 1 Feb 1785, Wilkes, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1806  Warren, Trumbull, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID 6E49F4AF78DCC84DB9D49F815EF9AE41B6CE 
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married Warren Co., OH.
    Family ID F78  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret ANGLIN,   b. 8 Jan 1828, Coles, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1908, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1850  Grimes, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    _UID A4317344D9F01041A76E90717F0D41F67FAC 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Ophelia MOODY,   b. 2 Oct 1850, Springfield, Grimes, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1935, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Francis Monroe MOODY,   b. Abt 1852, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth POOLE,   b. 3 Sep 1838, Manchester, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1918, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1856  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 442E6B497C08674DB65087089D9C84EE9ED4 
    Children 
     1. John Monroe Pool MOODY,   b. 8 Oct 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1888, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. Francis Winfred MOODY,   b. 26 Aug 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1919, Thatcher, Graham, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Margaret MOODY,   b. 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
     4. Urilda Pool MOODY,   b. 28 Mar 1860, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1915, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     5. Edward MOODY,   b. 20 Mar 1862, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1878, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     6. William Alfonzo MOODY,   b. 8 Mar 1864, St. George, Washington, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1936, Jerome, Yavapai, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Elizabeth Dorinda MOODY,   b. 19 Sep 1866, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1943, Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Thomas Epps MOODY,   b. 23 May 1869, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1945, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     9. Susan Ann MOODY,   b. 5 Oct 1871, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1927, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     10. Emma Rosezilla MOODY,   b. 16 Mar 1874, St. George, Washington, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1960, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     11. Charles Daniel MOODY,   b. 29 Mar 1877, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1878  (Age 0 years)
     12. Henry Owen MOODY,   b. 10 Feb 1879, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1902  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2017 17:05:48 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sarah Matilda DAMRON,   b. 8 Jan 1835, Barry, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1877, St George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1857  Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID BDAFC6796783364FB9051BA02771AFD5AF31 
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United S tates.
    Children 
     1. Sarah Margaret MOODY,   b. 8 Apr 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1938, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Helen Matilda MOODY,   b. 25 Jan 1862, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1862, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Monroe Damron MOODY,   b. 26 Nov 1864, St George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1866, St George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Joseph Milton MOODY,   b. 15 Jul 1870, St George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1963, St George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2017 17:05:48 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Margaret Lenora PACE,   b. 27 Feb 1860, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1923, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1878  St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID CA620825FC45BB4384712F8F2F937970F612 
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married St George, Washington, Utah, United State s.
    Children 
     1. James Monroe MOODY,   b. 27 Jan 1880, St George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1960  (Age 80 years)
     2. Mary Ann Pace MOODY,   b. 16 Oct 1881, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1964, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Edwin MOODY,   b. 23 Sep 1883, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1955, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2017 17:05:48 
    Family ID F77  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 1850 US Census Grimes county, Grimes, Texas
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXL2-XTP
      John M Moody 27 M Alabama
      Margarett Moody 21 F Illinois
      Robert McIntin 7 M Texas (McIntir)
      Samuel McIntin 4 M Texas (McIntir)
      W H McIntin 2 M Texas (McIntir)
      Rebecca C Anglin 13 F Texas

      1860 US Census 15th Ward Great Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory
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      John M Moody M abt 1822 38 Alabama
      Margaret Moody F abt 1828 32 Illinois
      Matilda Moody F abt 1837 23 Georgia
      Elizabeth Moody F abt 1839 21 England
      Robert Moody M abt 1844 16 Texas
      Samuel Moody M abt 1846 14 Texas
      William Moody M abt 1849 11 Texas
      Mary O Moody F abt 1850 10 Texas
      Francis M Moody M abt 1852 8 Texas
      John H Moody M abt 1857 3 Utah
      Francis W Moody F abt 1858 2 Utah
      Margaret Moody F abt 1859 1 Utah
      Urilda Moody F abt 1860 3m Utah

      1870 US Census St. George, Washington, Utah Territory
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      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      John Moody M 48y Alabama
      Margrett Moody F 42y Illinois

      1880 US Census Saint George, Washington, Utah
      John M. Moody M 58 abt 1822 Self Married AL VA GA
      Margret P. Moody F 20 abt 1860 Wife Married Utah Terr. TN England
      James M. Moody M 4m abt 1880 Son Single Utah Terr. AL Utah

      Fathers name reported to be James Monroe Moody in the book A Century in C entral.
      Excerpt from Conquerors of the West
      John and his parents and family moved many times from Alabama to North Ca rolina, and eventually to Texas. In 1850, the family heard the gospel an d in 1853 all the family, except John, traveled to Salt Lake. John remain ed behind to settle family affairs. He joined his family a year later.
      Two years later he married his second wife. he served a mission in Texa s where he converted another family and married his third wife, a daughte r of the family.
      John was a tall, dignified man with black hair, grey eyes and well-trimme d chin whiskers. He was genteel in appearance, his clothes were always ne at and clean and his shoes shined. He was considered to be a gentleman. H e was outspoken and honest and deeply devoted to the church. As such, peo ple were attracted to him. He married twice more.
      He served in the legislature for two terms and then was called on a missi on to help settle St. George. His three families went with him. They sett led on a farm. He served on the high council, as a school trustee, Justic e of the Peace, and alderman. He was a good dancer. He helped construct t he St. George Temple.
      In 1872 his third wife died. In 1880 his first wife divorced him. He wa s depressed and asked for a release from his mission and took the rest o f his family and settled in Smithville, or Pima as it is now known, and t hen moved further to a new town, now called Thatcher. He became the firs t bishop there. He died in 1884 from pneumonia contracted when he got we t going to a conference.

      Taken from book titled 100 years in Thatcher, 1883-1983, page 9 & 10
      On February 2, 1881, John Monroe Moody and his two wives, Elizabeth Poo l and Margaret Lenora Pace, and their children, set out for the Gila Vall ey from their home in St. George, Utah.
      A few months later on July 4, 1881, the John Monroe Moody family bought 3 20 acres from "Muley" Johnson, which was located up river from Pima or Sm ithville. This land once had been owned by a rancher named Perigo. The ra nch was not far from "Mexican Town". There were two small adobe houses o n the ranch. The place cost them two span of mules, one wagon, two sets o f harnesses, and about $300 in cash. There were about 40 to 50 acres in g rain and also some pigs and chickens in the bargain.
      Usually the first homes of the settlers were tents or mud willow huts. Th e tents and huts had the ground for a floor, the tables were made of fou r posts driven into the ground and a dry goods box turned over them, th e bottom of the box forming the top of the table. Later, log houses wer e built.
      Prices at this time were so high that several women would club together t o get a box of soda and then measure it out by spoonfuls. Thread was 25 c ents a spool. Lumber was high -- $100 per a thousand at the mill. The set tlers couldn't afford doors or windows and used quilts for doors and musl in for the windows. Some of them made one legged beds by boring two hole s in the hall (if the house was of logs) into which two poles were fasten ed, one at the head and one at the foot. These were connected with a pol e with a leg in the center of the bed.
      At this time the Apache Indians were still carrying on many raids upon th e people of the valley. That made it necessary for the people that live d in the small towns to live in stockades, with tents inside the stockade s. Therefore John Monroe Moody's home, a flat roof adobe mexican buildin g was quite nice compared with the other homes during these early days.
      Being an educated man, Mr. Moody saw to it his children were educated. An d for a while he held some classes in his home for his children of schoo l age.
      It was during the year 1881 that Graham County was created by an act of t he Territorial Legislature. It was taken from Pima and Apache Counties. T he Honorable J.K. Rogers was the sponsor for the birth of this new county .
      On October 16, 1881, the first caucasion child was born in the settlement . her name was Mary Ann Pace Moody. She was the second child of Margare t lenora Pace and John Monroe Moody.

      Taken from book titled 100 years in Thatcher, 1883-1983, page 11
      On May 13, 1883 the Thatcher Ward was organized, John Monroe Moody was ap pointed as Bishop with James Pace and Joseph Cluff as his counselors. Aro und the 27th of May 1883, President Layton decided to name the settlemen t Thatcher. On June 3, 1883, the first services of a church were held i n Thatcher at John Monroe Moody's home under a bowery. (a bowery is wher e they put some posts into the ground with some boards on top and then co ver it with branches of the trees) On July 30, the first chain was stretc hed to lay out the town of Thatcher, by John M. Moody, James Pace, and Jo seph Cluff. These people worked at this for about six months. Bishop Mood y died suddenly and Thatcher then had to be laid out a second time.

      Taken from 100 Years in Thatcher 1883 - 1993 p. 299. . . John Monroe Mood y, son of John Wyatt Moody and Mary "Polly" Baldwin, was born February 16 , 1822, in Saint Clair County, Alabama. His father was ever alert to ne w opportunity and kept moving farther west through the Indian Country. H e finally ended up in Texas when it was under the Mexican Government. Whe n Texas became a part of the United States, the sons of John Wyatt Mood y were given land grants for serving in the "Grand Army of the Republic o f Texas", and John Wyatt Moody became the first State Auditor of Texas. J ohn Monroe clerked in his fathers office, later moving to his farm on Spr ing Creek out of Houston.
      John Monroe Moody heard the missionaries of the Mormon Church in 1849. Th e next year his mother joined that Church. On January 2, 1850 he marrie d Margaret Anglin McIntyre. In 1853 his brother William Crestfield Moody , his mother Polly Baldwin Moody, his siter-in-law Rebecca Anglin decide d to join the main group of saints in Salt Lake City. It was decided tha t his wife should go with them and John Monroe would remain behind to dis pose of property and take care of business affairs. He left Texas the fol lowing March for Salt Lake City, arriving there around September 20, 1854 .
      On January 23, 1856, John Monroe Moody married Elizabeth Pool. She was th e daughter of Daniel and Betsy Pool and was born September 3, 1838, in Ma nchester, England. In this year her mother joined the Mormon Church. He r husband would not join the church with her, so in 1840 she took her thr ee children and sailed for America with the first company of saints.
      Elizabeth was orphaned by the death of her mother in Nauvoo, Illinois, i n 1843. This five year old girl was thereafter cared for by various famil y members, and others, in many homes and places, until the fall of 1852 w hen she crossed the plains and arrived in Salt Lake City. She worked ther e for her living until January 23, 1856. It was on this day that she marr ied John Monroe Moody in Salt Lake City, with the consent of his first wi fe.
      In 1856, John Monroe Moody was called to perform missionary work for hi s church in Texas. During his part of a year there, he converted the Damr on family, among others. After returning to Salt Lake City, he married Ma tilda Damron in the endowment house on December 20, 1857.
      In the fall of 1860, John Monroe Moody was called by his church to go t o Southern Utah and help build a settlement and temple at St. George, uta h. He fulfilled this calling by leaving Salt Lake City although his firs t wife did not want him to go. After a few months stop-over in Pine Valle y, he moved his family to St. George in the spring of 1861. In addition h e procured a farm, some cattle and horses and was soon very busy in the n ew settlement.
      In 1872 the foundation of the Temple was laid and "Members of the Schoo l of Prophets", of which he was one, were requested to turn out and labo r on this foundation one day in each week. After the walls were finishe d and the roof was on, he began to lath until it was mostly done. The Tem ple was finished in 1877.
      In about 1874, his third wife Sarah Matilda Damron died leaving two child ren with his wife Elizabeth Pool to care for.
      While officiating in the St. George Temple after its completion, John Mon roe Moody became acquainted with Margaret Lenora Pace, daughter of Jame s Pace and Ann Welch Pace, and he married her as his fourth wife on Septe mber 15, 1878. Following this marriage his first wife Margaret Anglin Moo dy applied for and received a divorce in 1879.
      John Monroe Moody's son writes that his father now felt that his hopes i n St. George were broken up and he desired to find another home. Subseque ntly, on February 2, 1881, John Monroe Moody and his two wives Elizabet h Pool Moody and Margaret lenora Pace, and their children, set out for th e Gila Valley in Arizona. They traveled south crossing the Colorado Rive r at Pierce Ferry, then on South to the Salt River Valley via a route wes t of Prescott, then Wickenburg and to Tempe - Mesa. After looking over th is valley, he decided to continue on to the Gila Valley, traveling to Flo rence, up the Gila, across to the San Carlos River, and back to the Gil a River and on to Smithville (Pima). They arrived there March 23, 1881.
      On July 4, 1881, John Monroe Moody bought a ranch five miles east of Smit hville in what is now Thatcher and moved his families onto it. He was soo n a prosperous farmer. On May 13, 1883, the Thatcher Ward was organized a nd John Monroe Moody was called to be its Bishop. His wife Elizabeth Poo l Moody was called to be the first Presidetn of the Relief Society. His n ew found position was soon terminated however by his sudden death at hi s home on January 27, 1884. His death was not soon enough to prevent hi m from stretching the first chain to lay out the town of Thatcher, assist ed by his counselors James Pace and Joseph Cluff. He was buried in the ol d cemetary at Pima.
      Elizabeth pool Moody remained in Thatcher rearing her family for the rema inder of her long life. She was an invalid for the las six years of her l ife. During this unfortunate time she was cared for by her daughters, Sus an Ann Moody Claridge and Elizabeth Moody Cluff. Her full life ended at T hatcher on May 18, 1918, shortly before her eightieth birthday.
      John Monroe Moody's family were considered cultured and well educated an d took part in church and civic activities. Twice he was elected a membe r of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah. Each and every ca ll made of him by his Church was fulfulled and he performed these calling s with ability. He was a man loved and respected by all.
      Margaret Anglin McIntyre bore him one child, Mary Ann Ophelia. Elizabet h Pool Moody bore him eleven children, John Monroe, Francis Winfred, Uril da (Paxman), Edward (died about 1878), William Alfonzo, Elizabeth Dorind a (Cluff), Thomas Epps, Susan Ann (Claridge), Emma Rosezilla (Cluff), Cha rles Daniel (died Jan 23, 1878), Henry Owen. Sarah Matilda Damron bore hi m four children, Sarah Margaret (Foster), matilda Helen (died Nov 23, 186 4), Monroe Damron (died Aug 1, 1866) Joseph Milton. Margaret Lenora Pac e bore him three children James Monroe (Roy), Mary Ann Pace (Carpenter) a nd Edwin Moody.

      Sons of Utah Pioneers Memorial Gallery Index Cards
      Name: John Monroe Moody
      Spouse: Margaret Anglin, Lenora Pace
      Birth Date: 16 Feb 1822
      Birth Place: St. Clair Co., Alabana
      Death Date: 27 Jan 1884
      Death Place: Thatcher, Afrizona
      Pioneer: before 1869
      Donor: E. Grant Moody

      Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory.
      Page: 001745
      Name: John Monroe Moody
      Gender: male
      Birth Date: 1822
      Birth Place: St. Clair Co., Alabama
      Parent1: John Wyatt Moody
      Parent2: Mary Polly Baldwin
      Spouse: Margaret Anglin McIntyre;Elizabeth Pool;Sarah Matilda Damron
      Marriage Date: 03 Jan 1850;23 Jan 1856;20 Dec 1857
      Marriage Place: Texas, Grimes Co.;SLC, UT;SLC, UT
      Departure Date: 1854
      Departure Place: Texas
      Arrival Date: Sep 1854
      Arrival Place: SLC
      Religion: LDS
      Place Settled: probably southern Utah
      Death Date: 27 Jan 1884
      Death Place: Thatcher, Graham, Ariz.
      Burial Place: Pima, Thatcher, Ariz.
      Sources: Pioneer Quiltmaker by Carolyn O'Bagy Davis (copy in my poss) Fam ily group sheers.
      Comments: John went back to Harris Co Texas from Calveston, Texas to tak e care of some business, and was re-united with his family the followin g year in Sep 1854
      Sub Name: Vonna F. Polad
      Sub Date: 28 Oct 1991

      The Moody information from Janice McAlpine: mcalpage@cox.net contains man y corrections to the book, "The John Wyatt Moody Family Past and Present" . There is a great deal of good sources in the book but much of the boo k does not have sources and Janice has found sources that conflict with t he book. Because of this I am using her sources first not the books sourc es. Look in John Wyatt Moodys notes for more.

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      SOURCE: The book, "MOODY FAMILY RECORD"
      by Grant E. Moody Copyright 1957. Pages 170-175, 275, 290, 294
      SOURCE: "The John Wyatt Moody Family Past and Present",
      Published by the Dr. Thomas Moody Family Organization Inc., 1985.
      U.S. & CAN 929.273 M771j
      Page 29
      Sources of Information listed on Family Group
      Record of John Wyatt Moody and Mary Baldwin
      1. Warren Co. Ohio Marr (GS384, 263) p. 11
      2. Moody Family by Grant Moody
      3. T. I. B. & G. S. Archives
      4. History of Methodism in Ala & West Fla by West
      page 537
      JOHN MONROE MOODY & FIRST WIFE
      MARGARET ANGLIN McINTYRE MOODY
      A tall, dignified-looking man with black hair, grey eyes and well-trim med
      chin whiskers, John Monroe Moody had a reputation for a genteel
      appearance, from neatly pressed clothes to well shined boots. People cons idered
      him a gentleman. Although very outspoken, a characteristic which occasion ally
      got him into trouble. he was strictly honest.
      The son of John Wyatt Moody and Mary "Polly" Baldwin. John Monroe
      was born February 16, 1822 in Saint Clair County, Alabama. The family mov ed
      several times. eventually arriving in Texas, then part of Mexico.
      At its independence, Texas granted William and John Moody land gran t s for
      their service in "The Grand Army of the Republic of Texas." Their fathe r John
      Wyatt became the first State Auditor, a position he held until his deat h in 1839.
      At this time John Monroe. who had been serving as clerk for his father, m oved
      out of Houston to Spring Creek and his own farm.
      In 1850 missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sain ts
      changed the course John Monroe's life, as well as that of several of hi s relatives.
      When his mother joined the church. he resolved to 'some day obey it."
      But he was courting the young widow of William Mclntyre. Margaret Ang l in
      who had three sons: Robert, Samuel, and William. They were married Januar y 2,
      1850.
      Margaret joined the Mormons in March of 1850, but John Monroe continu ed
      to put off his baptism. His first child, Mary Ann Ophelia, was born Octob er 2,
      1850.
      When several members of his family who had joined the church decided t o go to
      Salt Lake City. John and Margaret decided that she should go with them. J ohn rode
      with them as far as Galveston, then turned back to take care of family bu siness
      affairs. The group steamed across the Gulf of Mexico and up the Mississip pi,
      then went by wagon overland from Iowa.
      In Texas, John found that rumors had already branded him a Mormon. Hi s life
      was threatened. He bravely verified the rumor by being baptized July 2, 1 853 and
      left the following March with a company of other Mormons, to arrive at el even
      o'clock at night September 20, 1854, eager to reunite himself with his fa mily who
      were all well.
      He was in Salt Lake City for about two years when he took another wif e ,
      Elizabeth Pool, January 23, 1856. She became the mother of eleven childre n.
      John and his brother William were called to do missionary work in Texa s. They
      met and converted the Damron family, among others, one of whom he later t ook
      for another wife.
      Called back to Utah because of the threat of the U.S. Army's invasion , John
      wrote in his journal that in 1858 "the Saints began to move, with a vie w of burning their houses, and cutting down their orchards, rather than l eave them for their enemies to enjoy...I was left to guard the City, an d my family moved South... Our Enemies found that we would go and burn ou r houses, and leave everything awaste so...peace was agreed upon."
      John and William each married one of the Damron girls. John took Sara h Matilda
      Damron as his third wife in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. Decemb er 20,
      1857. She bore four children.
      John was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Territor y of Utah
      in 1859 and again in 1860. But before his second term was up. he was call ed to go
      to southern Utah to settle in St. George. He was extremely reluctant to l eave his
      comfortable home and take his large family to such a challenging land.
      His wife Margaret was especially hesitant and tried to discourage him . saying,
      "We can never make a living in that country." John told her that the Lor d would
      somehow open up the way and determined to "start if I die on the way or r oad."
      Still. he felt very depressed, and he prayed earnestly one night that h e might be
      encouraged and comforted. He awakened himself by his own singing, but cou ld
      not remember the song. However, he remembered page 22 of the hymn book.
      The first verse was:
      Peace, troubled soul, Thou needs not fear.
      Thy great provider still is near.
      Who fed thee last will feed thee still.
      Be calm and seek to do His will.
      The Lord who built the Earth and sky
      In mercy stoops to hear thy cry.
      His promises, all may freely claim
      Ask and receive in Jesus' name.

      SOURCE: "MOODY FAMILY RECORD"
      by Grant E. Moody Copyright 1957. Page 275
      SOURCE: "The John Wyatt Moody Family Past and Present",
      Published by the Dr. Thomas Moody Family Organization Inc., 1985.
      U.S. & CAN 929.273 M771j

      B. JOHN MONROE MOODY AND ELIZABETH POOL
      JOHN MONROE MOODY b. 16 Feb. 1822 St. Clair ,
      St. Clair Co., Ala. d. 27 Jan. 1884 Thatcher, Graham,
      Ariz. bur. Pima, Ariz. m. 2nd 23 Jan. 1856
      Salt Lake City, Utah Elizabeth Pool b. 3 Sep.
      1838 Manchester, England d. 1918 Thatcher,
      Ariz. dau. Daniel Pool and Elizabeth or "Betsy"
      (Miller? ). Children:
      1. *John Monroe Moody b. 28 Oct. 1856 Salt Lake
      City, Utah m. Eunice Renbow Carter.
      2. *Francis Winfred Moody b. 26 Aug. 1958 Salt
      Lake City, Utah m. Malinda Gimlin Lewis.
      3. *Urilda Moody b. 28 Mar. 1860 Salt Lake City,
      Utah m. W. R. H. Paxman.
      4. Edward Moody b. 3 Mar. 1862 Pine Valley,
      Wash., Utah d. about 1878 St. George, Utah.
      5. *William Alfonzo Moody b. 8 Mar. 1864 St.
      George, Utah m. 1st Salina Vilate Cluff, m. 2nd
      Maybelle Cluff.
      6. *Elizabeth Dorinda Moody b. 19 Mar. 1866 St.
      George, Utah m. Joseph Cluff.
      7. *Thomas Epps Moody b. 23 May 1869 St. George,
      Utah m. Olive Felshaw.
      8. "Susan Ann Moody b. 23 M,ay 1869 St. George,
      Utah m. Hyrum Claridge.
      9. *Emma Rosezilla Moody b. 16 Mar. 1874 St.
      George, Utah m. William Cluff.
      10. Charles Daniel Moody b. 29 Mar. 1877 St.
      George, Utah d. 23 Jan. 1878.
      11. *Henry Owen Moody b. 10 Feb. 1879 St. George,
      Utah m. Laura Effie Huntley.

      *=has descendents

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry Family Tree.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=33810113&pid=127

    2. [S2333] Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory.