Biography of Henry Moody of Le Roy, NY

Henry Moody, son of William and Martha (Bayley) Moody, natives of County Carlow, Ireland, was born January 14, 1846. They were farmers, and came to Le Roy in 1850. The father worked at carpentering until his death in 1862. His wife died in 1888. They raised six children: Henry; Richard, who enlisted in the 100th N. Y. Regt., was taken prisoner in 1863, and died at Andersonville; William, of Warsaw; Mary; George, of Wethersfield; and Martha. The family are Episcopalians. William, Thomas, and Robert, sons of Henry, all settled and died in Le Roy, and left families. Henry Moody received a common school education, and at the age of 17 he learned the carpenters' trade, which he has since followed, except one and a half. years which he spent in Chicago after the fire. Since 1874 he has been a contractor.' He has served as excise commissioner for six years, and is a leading member of the Masonic fraternity. He married, October 28, 1874, Maria E., daughter of Daniel N. and Elizabeth Eddy of Bergen, and they have had two children, Ida L. and Bertha (deceased).

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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