Would you please post the 1768 tithes list for the Amelia Co., Virginia, Moodys you mentioned?I have tithes list from before and after 1768, but don't have 1768.
Thomas Moody couldn't have been the son of Arthur Moody because Arthur was born between 1741 and 1746 -- too young to have had a 16 year-old on the 1768 tithes lists. I think Thomas was a brother, but I have not been able to confirm that.
On February 24, 1763, Arthur Moody "of Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, Virginia," apprenticed himself to Covington Smith, "carpenter of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County," to learn the trade.The apprenticeship was to run until Arthur turned 22 years and 10 months.(Amelia Co. Deed Book 8, p. 92.)
Arthur Moody was on the 1766 tax lists in Amelia Co., Virginia, with Covington Smith.A James Moody, and perhaps a John Moody were also in the household:
Amelia County 1766 Personal Property Tax Lists
List: John Winn, of Nottoway Parish
Taxpayer : Smith, Covington
Other Free Males: Purdie, Aaron; Moody, Jas.; Moh___, Jno.; Moody, Arthur
Slaves 1, Acres 300
In June 1768, Arthur Moody bought 184 acres of land in Amelia Co., Virginia, from John Baldwin, et. al.This land was in Raleigh Parish on Beaver Pond, a branch of Flat Creek. (Amelia Co., Virginia, Deed Book 9, page 347.)
Arthur Moody was married to Mary Marshall by the spring of 1769 because Arthur and wife Mary sold the Amelia Co. land to John Drinkard on April 12, 1769. (Amelia Co. Deed Book 11, p. 2.)
Arthur's brother, Blanks Moody (1755/1756) showed up on the 1769 tax lists in Amelia Co., living with Nicholas Vaughn/Vaughan.Arthur was in his own household, with no land -- probably because he had sold it in April.James Moody was not on the 1769 lists in Amelia Co.:
1769 AMELIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA Personal Property Tax Lists
List John Booker of Raleigh Parish
Vaughan, Nicholas; Moodey, Blanks 0 slave 0 acres
List Thomas Munford of Raleigh Parish
Moody, Auther 0 slave 0 acres
On January 12, 1770, Arthur Moody of Nototoway Parish,AmeliaCo., bought 100 acres in Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, from James Moody for 50 pounds.The deed described the land as the land James Moody had bought from John Skelton/Shelton in 1761.The deed was witnessed by Thomas Bass, Thomas Bass Jr., and Aaron Purdue/Purdie/Pardue and proved by the witnesses at April Court 1770.(Chesterfield Co., Virginia,Deed Book 6, p. 118.)One of the witnesses, Thomas Bass Jr., had been listed as James Moody's neighbor on the 1762 tithes list and Aaron Purdie had been on the 1766 tithes lists with Arthur Moody in the household of Covington Smith.
Blanks Moody (1755/1756) was on the 1770 tax lists in Amelia Co., living with Nicholas Vaughn/Vaughan.A Phillip Moody and a Thomas Moody were also in Amelia Co. in 1770:
1770 AMELIA COUNTY Personal Property Tax Lists
List: Vivion Brooking, the lower part of Raleigh Parish
Hamlin, John;Moody, Phil. 9 slaves 148 acres
List: Ben Ward, Raleigh Parish
Moody, Thomas 1 slave 2 acres
Vaughn, Nicholas; Moody, Blanks 0 slaves 2 acres tailor
Blanks Moody married the widow Elizabeth Easley on 30 January 1779, in Amelia Co., Virginia.