wow! you are right there are so many people in our family history that it is a hard search and even more so when you are straped for funds. this is my link that I have found fron the Ancestry.com 1920 Census Laurens,South Caroline Ruben R Moody Bd, 1905 Grandfather his father & mother John Moody & Mary A McCoy and other son is Dwight L. Dwight L 's First wife was Vird.
Found John as Johnie Moody 5 in 1880 Census with Charles Moody & Elizabeth Julia18 Richard 16 Pickens 10 Sarah7 Abraham Brown orphan Child at age 7
1850 Census in same area of South Caroline Charles is Charley
Richard Moody & Hala Salathiel Madison Dimysim Cranford