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William Moody
9th Maine Infantry - Company I

Created Nov-2009

William Moody was born 22-Oct-1842, possibly in Lowell or Ipswitch, MA. He was the son of Joseph D. Moody & Sarah A. Brewer. His father was an "Indian Doctor" operating out of Lowell MA. William had siblings and grandparents living in Brunswick, ME.

He enlisted as a private in the 9th Maine Infantry, Co. I on 22-Sep-1861, giving his residence as Bangor ME. He was promoted to Corporal. He was discharged at Black Island, SC on the 31-Dec-1864. He then re-enlisted in the same unit as a veteran and was discharged 21-Jun-1865.

After the war, William traveled around listing in his pension records; Maine, Florida, Wisconsin, and California as places of residence. He eventually settled in California where he married a woman named Ella Hocsy (Hoxie?). Ella's place of birth is given as "French Canada". William & Ella had a son, William Moody Jr., born 25-Jun-1886 in California. Ella seems to have died not long after and it doesn't appear that William ever remarried. William died about February 1925 in California according to his pension records.

  • Physical Description: dark
  • Enlistment: 22-Sep-1861 to 21-Jun-1865 in the 9th ME Infantry
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