The DAR lists the following Jeremiah Moody who served in the Virginia Continental Line from Essex Co., Virginia.Descendents of Lewis Moody and Sarah Vaughan claim to be descended from him.
MOODY, JEREMIAH Ancestor #: A079151 Service: VIRGINIA Rank: SOLDIER Birth: (ANTE) 1736 Death: 1783ESSEX CO-PROB VIRGINIA Service Source: NARA, M881, COMP MIL SERV RECS, #1094 Service Description: 1) VA CONTINENTAL LINE
There is no question that Lewis Moody's father was named Jeremiah and that the family was in Essex Co., however, Lewis Moody was born before 1765, because he was listed in his grandfather George Moody's Oct 13, 1765, Essex Co., Virginia, will. The only Jeremiah Moody I have been able to find who served in the Virginia Continental Line from Essex Co. was too young to have been Lewis Moody's father.
The younger Jeremiah was 18 in 1781 and is listed in "Revolutionary Army, vol. 1, Register 1777 to 1783," Library of Virginia accession number 24296, page 39: Register of Description of the non-Commissioned Officers and Privates at Chesterfield C. House:
[listed among others]
4 Jeremiah Moody age 18, height 5'8 1/4", hair bl'k, eyes haz'l, compl'n dark, occ. planter, resid. Virginia Essex, born Virginia Essex, substitute, engaged Essex 10 Apr'l 81, for 1.6 years, Sized April 14, 1781
(The above has been transcribed by C. Leon Harris, Library of Virginia, and is online at )
This Jeremiah Moody was also mentioned in Reuben Brizendine's 1832 pension application: S.6754. Starting in the spring of 1781, Reuben Brizendine served 18 months in the Virginia Continental Line from Essex Co., with Jeremiah Moody.
This Jeremiah Moody might have been Lewis Moody's brother or perhaps a cousin, but not his father.