Sandra, Here is the source that trace from 1810 to 1920 and my Gr.Gr.Grandfather John C Moody. Both the 1880 and 1820 Census place John C Moody's birth place as in VA. The 1810 ccensus places his son, Robert L Moody, as born in NC. This places John and Temperance moving from VA between 1785 and 1810.
1919 "US Census Sauratown Twsp Stokes County NC Loula Moody, hoh age 36 (My Grandmother) Robert L Moody age 14 (My Father) Elizabeth Moody age 11 Lilly L. Moody age 7 Nancy Moody age 5"
1906 John Robert Moody dod July 3, 1906 buried at Belews Creek Church of Christ.
1896 John Robert Moody Son of Robert and Nancy Moody (both dead) and Loula Turner Daughter of Ruffin and Lousinda TurnerMarried on Feb 24 1896 Beaver Island Twsp Stokes County NC NC bond 000058077
1880 US Census Guilford Co Oak Ridge Robert L Moody age 70 bplace NC Father bplace VA Mother bplace VA Nancy Moody age 40 wife (Nancy Stegal) Mary T Moody age 18 John H Moody age 13 (John R My Grandfather)
1870 USCensus Gilford County NC Oak Ridge Jun 16,1870 Roll M593_1140 page 243 Robert Moody age 60 (Robert L Moody) Nancy Moody age 30 (Nancy Stegal) Mary Moody age 10 John Moody age 4 (John R Moody) value of real estate $1150
1860 US Census Guilford Co Greensboro page 152 Robert Moody,hoh age 46 Elizabeth Moody age 35 ?? see below Frances Moody age 1 Temperance Moody age 81 cannot read name of female age 5
1859 NC Marriage Bonds Robert L Moody to Nancy Stegal on June 4, 1859 in Guilford County
1850 USCensus Rockingham County NC Northen Division Humphry Stegal age 39, Abigal age 39, Jesse age 12, John age 12, Nancy age 10, Celia age 7, George age 2. Note: Aunt Lillly always called the Stegals cousin. They lived nearby to Lilly.
1850 USCensus Rockingham Co Western Division Temperance Moody,hoh age 81 Robert age 40 (Robert L Moody) Elizabeth age 35
1841 NC Marriage Bonds Robert L Moody to Elizabeth Hutson on Dec 23, 1841 in Rockingham NC
1830 1830 Census Rockingham County NC Temperance Moody,hoh age 60 (b:1770) Robert Moody
1820 1820 Census Rockingham County NC John C Moody,hoh, age 45+ Temperance, Wife, age 45+ 1 male age 10-15 (my Great Grandfather Robert L Moody) 4 females age 0-10 3 females age 16-26"
1810 1810 Census Rockingham County NC John C Moody hoh (My Great Great Grandfather)
before "John C. and Temperance Moody came from VA and may have first settled in Surry County. Rober L. was born in NC.
Records in Surry County NC were burned af the end of the Civil War. My Dad Robert L Moody(2) told me that he had relatives on a farm near Wanesboro VA. He visited the relatives in 1961 but I do not know names.