05 March 2014

Cortez Moody And Family

The Plains Of Abraham, A History of North Elba and Lake Placid included a story about the Jacob Smith Moody family.  One member of that family was Cortez (or Cortis) Moody who married Elizabeth Snay.

Note: Elizabeth was the daughter of Peter and Sophia (Swinyer) Snay, and the sister of Abram Snay as well as my great-greatgrandmother, Mary Jane (Snay) Swinyer.

Cortis Moody's first wife, Martha, was born in Virginia, according to the 1860 census.  The couple was living in Harrietstown, Franklin County, New York.

New York, State Census, 1875
North Elba, Essex, New York, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Cootis Moody M 52
wife  Elizabeth Moody F 26
son F Curtis Moody M 7
son James E Moody M 4
son Francis Leone Moody M 1

United States Census, 1880
North Elba, Essex, New York, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self  F. Cortas Moody M 56  New York, United States
wife Elizabeth Moody F 30  New York, United States
son Cortas Moody M 12  New York, United States
son James Moody M 8  New York, United States
son Francis Moody M 5  New York, United States
daughter Louisa Moody F 2  New York, United States

United States Census, 1900
North Elba Twp Saranac Lake village (part), Essex, New York
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head  Cortis Moody M 79  New York
wife Elizabeth Moody F 49  New York
son Abram H Moody M 17  New York
son William H Moody M 14  New York
son James Moody M 28  New York
grandson Russell H Moody M 7  New York
daughter Jennie Stoner F 23  New York
son-in-law Edwin K Stoner M 26  New York

"Cortis was the first settler's child born in Saranac Lake; he was laid to rest in the family plot (in Pine Ridge Cemetery), a stone's throw from his birthplace."  He was a hunter and guide in the Adirondacks.

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