I am interested in learning more about Dwight Lyman Moody, the Evangelist who came from Northfield, Mass. (presently Franklin, I believe).He began the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and founded the Moody Memorial Church, too.
What I am curious about is his connection to the LYMAN family.Why did he not go by "Ryther"???Where did the LYMAN name come from?I realize that there was a family by this name.Was he related to them?I see that there was a Josiah MOODY who married a Dorcas LYMAN, many years prior to D.L.'s time.
I am related to D.L. MOODY via the HOLTON family.I am a direct descendant of William HOLTON through the KING family through the GUNN family.
I have been surprised not to find more information on Mr. MOODY.And, perhaps, I just haven't searched the web enough.Any help you could provide would be very much appreciated.Thank you!