Did the subject line get your attention?If you know Moody families in Newfield, ME, or Wakefield, NH, please keep reading!
I've been bashing my head against this brick wall for a while, but now that DNA has come into the genealogy picture, I may get a break.
I am looking for the father's name for the son of Hannah Smith, Randolph Augustus Smith.
DNA Results: 37 marker match for (2) surnames of Moody 67 marker match for (1) surname of Moody
It appears that Hannah Smith had an out-of-wedlock son, Randolph Augustus Smith, when she was about 17.She married Alpheus Nutter when she was about 20, and her son, about age 3, was brought up with his Nutter half-siblings by Alpheus and Hannah.Randolph's half-sister, Rosette, acknowledges him as her half-brother in her will.Since she had no other marriages before Alpheus, Randolph couldn't be legitimate.
Hannah Smith was born on 3 Feb 1801 in Newfield, ME, and lived there until about 1815 to Wakefield, NH, (just across the state line) until she married Alpheus Nutter and moved to Parsonsfield, ME.
So we're looking for a Moody male in the Newfield/Wakefield area around 1818.