Hi Carol, The only reason I posted this is because our particular Moody group is so plagued by mismatches at the 37 and 67 marker levels but at the 25 marker level we are all (with the exceptions I noted) only off by ONE marker at a known Very rapidly mutating marker and the one person who is off by One marker within the 25 marker panel, that line is the only other anomaly we have, which gives that line 2 (two) off within the 25 marker panel. I also wanted to show that FTDNA even made comments regarding the closeness of relationship to the Common Ancestor in regards to this particular level of test results (25 markers). In our case, the fact that 7 (seven) different Genealogical lineages and that out of those seven lines, 6 of us would be Exact Matching even though we appear to come from all different backgrounds. At the 37 marker level, we are still matching until we get to DYS570 and then on towards the end of that panel. However, again its at the same markers that FTDNA notes are Rapidly mutating markers. I know this probably all sounds so confusing and I get myself all twisted up even when writing it sometimes too, but the bottom line I believe is this, at least in accordance with our group... That we are more closely related to each other via a Common Ancestor or a Common Ancestral lineage line than we realize at this point. There are actually 7 of us who all match Exactly, one person's genealogy is not posted on our Moody Surname project page, however his genealogy is online via Rootsweb, so its no secret its just that he did not submit his genealogy for posting on our surname project page, but he too descends from the Thomas b.c1710 line and from Thomas' 1st wife Jean McQuiston/McCuiston, via their son Alexander to Nathaniel MOODY and by his Ydna test results, pretty much proved that link for us.Most of the others descend from Thomas but through his 2nd wife Mary WITTY, so this was an important find for our group. This man has done extensive research and has scads of documentation to back up his claims as well, so its pretty solid. Anyway, having said all of that...I just thought it was important and a bit exciting to see that for our groups sake.
Apparently the 25 marker panel as far as establishing HaploType of Same Surname, if you are as close matching at that level as we all are, is quite unique and good news for us as far as being able to find our common ancestor or a common ancestral lineage line to at least one of these men that we might then be able to find our missing link if we could just get back one or two more generations from at least one of their earliest known ancestors.
Soooo, check your matches to those other Moody's in your group at the 25 marker level.If you are only One or Two off in that 2nd panel (25 markers), then you have the ability, according the FTDNA to find your Common Ancestors within a "findable" genealogical time frame. You may already have and just don't know it yet.That is the same issue we are up against as well. Without further Ydna testing of known born Moody,Moodie,Mudie lines and what would be even greater would be if we could find someone with Documented Genealogy to back it all up as well. That along with the Ydna proof, would be the best of all. Right now all of my English MOODY genealogy is packed up and in boxes I can't get to at this time, however, if I didn't post anything about 'Samuel', chances are he either was not listed in what I was posting from, or he was already married and moved away, possibly in a War or perhaps he died young. I really can't recall from memory these days what I posted at that time, I just know that it came directly from Probate records that I received because I was trying to make sure that That James MOODY brother son of Joshua and Tabitha Cox MOODY was not mine.That James Moody ended up in Standish, ME married to Elizabeth SHAW and he didn't die until the 1800's, my James was dead by Sept. 4, 1785.
Sorry I can't be of much help to you right now, but if I should see anything further on Samuel I'll post it here for you see. Take care and good to hear from you. My best to you on your genealogy and research.