What happened to this Gilbert MOODIE who was born before 1775 (prob. around c1750) who enlisted in the 4th Regt. SCRev. War in Dec. 1775?Was the also the same Gilbert MOODIE/Moody who was in the Cheraws Dist., SC census? If so he may be a brother to our Ydna John MOODY/Moodie (b.c1750) line of Darlington Co., SC because his son John, Jr. named a son Gilbert Gordon Moody.I suspect the "Gordon" name may have been from his mother's maiden name but not entirely sure about that. I have been researching the brothers Hugh and Gordon MOODY (prob. orig. spelled as MOODIE as I've seen it spelled from the earliest records on some of these men...Rev. War records etc.), and have found that in these two brothers descendants the first name of "Robert" is used which could be an indication of a link to the Robert MOODY (Moodie) line of Marion Co., SC of which I am told by those who have spent way more time researching that line, that they feel there is a connection between these Darlington and Marion Co., SC MOODY's but have never been able to find that missing link of Proof needed. I have tried to encourage the use of Ydna testing as that would Prove it once and for all and hopefully one day we will have a known male born Moody descendant of the Robert and "Ester" line of Marion Co., SC to take the simple ydna test that could finally Prove if there is a link or not between these two families.
Since the two counties are right next to each other and in the early to mid 1700's when these Moody's/Moodie's were showing up in this area, the border lines were much blurred and the Cheraw's dist. encompassed a lot more turf than it does now, so the fastest and easiest way to resolve these centuries old Errors and to finally Correct and Prove the links or not, will be through Ydna testing.
For now, I did find the PIPPIN link between two Moody branches, the one from Darlington Co. and then one who was in Marion Co. that ~appears~ to be of the Robert line but poor genealogical notes and lack of Primary Sources cited leaves a lot of questions open to discussion and in need of solid answers.So until that can be done, and If it can be done, that will still be up in the air too.
Its almost as if someone a very long time ago has taken 90% of these MOODIE lineages and purposefully Lost them to all time.I have never seen anything like to trying to find the Moodie/Moody links from Scotland to North America in all my years of genealogical research.These Moodie's/Moody's have been the most difficult of any surname I personally have ever worked on. I know that many of these families were very very wealthy and perhaps that has a lot to do with it, but I can't imagine why considering I am searching for the earliest records of these lines.Most all of us who share Ydna in our little group of 8, only know their earliest ancestors back to early to mid 1700's.We simply cannot seem to get any further back with any proof than c1710 with our still earliest know Ydna ancestor Thomas MOODY of Nor. Ireland.
These SC Moody's have proven to be a significant addition to our group however because their genealogy does show some names that match to those used in the Ayrshire, Scotland to Nor. Ireland MOODY (Moodie) families, but I believe these Moody's in early SC probably came directly from Scotland or were originally sent from Scotland to Barbadoes or Jamaica and came to SC as indentured servants.
The Dr. James MOODIE of Jamaica is interesting because of the Dr. James MOODY I found from Nor. Ireland records who graduated from the Edinburgh Univ. Medical School in 1762 (I think it was)and I was told that many of these doctors came to America for better jobs. If by any chance this Dr. James MOODIE of Jamaica whose daughter Jean MOODIE married William KEITH son of Dr. William KEITH and wife Ann, there ~might~ be a link between our families through this name. I believe I mentioned the link found of Benjamin MOODIE of Charleston, SC who had the Court records involving this very "KEITH" family, of which all were for Judgement Rolls and ~Might~ be some indication of a family connection between Dr. James MOODIE of Jamaica and Benjamin MOODIE of Charleston. Benjamin Moodie was appointed Counsul to the King for the state of SC so his name appears numerous times in the old SC Court records and other aspects of legal situations.
Since Dr. James Moodie's daughter Jean married a family from Scotland that was in SC would seem to indicate some sort of Possible family link between these Moodie's/Moody's and the Keith's, but without proof its still just speculation.
I have also found another link between these Moody's and the Keith's in a genealogy but am researching the Moody line to see if its correctly placed and so far it doesn't seem to be so this is yet again a situation where Ydna testing would resolve many of these Old Errors that have been put into these genealogies and continue to passed around as correct information when in fact they are not.
There will be more to come on this, but for now if anyone knows anything about this Early Gilbert MOODIE b.c1750 perhaps in SC Possibly a son of an early James MOODY/Moodie to SC who our newest Ydna line has also been said to ~Possibly~ descend from, I would be Most Greatful. Thank You.