Source: Gallatin Sumner County News Microfilm
James A. Moody died early Monday morning at his home near here. He had been quite sick for several weeks and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Moody served under Gen. Wm. B. Bate during the Civil War and was a fearless soldier. For a number of years he was toll gate keeper on one of the pikes below Gallatin, but had made his home near here for the past fifteen years. He was highly respected by all who knew him. Mr. Moody was born July 9, 1840, and would have been 84 years of age had he lived until Wednesday of this week. The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church Tuesday with Rev. J. T. Brown the pastor, in charge. Burial followed at the Bethpage cemetery. (Source: Gallatin Sumner County News, July 10, 1924)
(Same source of newspaper, July 17, 1924)
James A. Moody. July 8 - James A. Moody, 84, the oldest resident of this district and one of the few veterans of the civil war living in this section, died Monday at his home, on the Rogue's Fork creek near here after having been in failing health for several months. He was a member of Company 1, Second Tennessee regiment, and was under the command of Gen. William B. Bate, who afterwards became United States senator. Mr. Moody's passing leaves only one surviving member of the company to which he belonged, that one being Col. James B. Malone of Gallatin. Mr. Moody was married in early life to Miss Romie Hunter, who survives him. He also leaves five children, Mrs. E. H. Webb of Bethpage, Mrs. Buck Key of Gallatin, Mrs. Alice Chapman of Los Angeles, Erskine Moody of St. Louis, and J. Net Moody of Champaign, Ill. He was a man of splendid character and was held in high regard by those who knew him. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church at 11 o'clock this morning by the pastor, the Rev. J. T. Brown. Burial was in the Bethpage cemetery.
Mrs. John Rippy Dies At Home Near Pondville (Same source, Feb. 2, 1922)
Mrs. John Rippy died at her home near Pondville in this county after an extended illness. The deceased was 75 years of age and was a consistent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and was a woman of exemplary character. Prior to her marriage to Mr. Rippy, who died several years ago, she was a Miss Moody, having been a sister of James Moody of this section, Mrs. James Key and Mrs. Mable Durham of Bethpage were sisters of the deceased. She is survived by four sons and four daughters. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Russell, after which the burial was conducted at the old Sarver burying ground near Fairfield.
(Same source, June 28, 1927)
Mrs. Jesse Durham
Mrs. Malvina Moody Durham, wife of the late Jesse Durham, died at 10:30 o'clock am Tuesday at her home near Bethpage. The deceased was 64 years old and was a life long and devoted member of the Bethpage Methodist Church. Her husband died in 1919. Three children survive as follows: Mrs. R. H. Saylor of Jacksonville, Florida, Mrs. Earl McWhirter and Miss Ola Durham of this county. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. F. Hudgens at Bethpage church at 9 o'clock am yesterday. The burial followed at Bethpage Cemetery.
(Saturday June 3, 1905)
"Buck" Moody Commits Suicide By Shooting.
W. H. ("Buck") Moody, keeper of the second toll gate on the Scottsville Pike, committed suicide by shooting himself with arevolver about 4 o'clock yesterday morning. About five minutes before the fatal shot was fired Mrs. Moody and her daughter went into the kitchen to make a fire and prepare the family's breakfast. Hearing the report of the revolver they rushed into the room and found that Moody had removed the pillows to the foot of the bed, piled them up so as to elevate his head, calmly laid down and then, opening his mouth and taking the muzzle of the revolver between his teeth, had fired, the bullet going direct into the brain. Dr. J. B. Head was called, but Moody expired before his arrival. The only cause that can be assigned for Moody's rash act is ill health. For some time his health had been such as to cause uneasiness to his family and friends. He was a man about 45 or 50 years old, and was a native of the Bethpage community. He had been a cripple from birth and was unable to perform manual labor, but for about twenty years had been in the employee of the Scottsville Turnpike Co. as keeper of the gate above Bethpage, the first gate out of Nashville and the gate at Sideview. The revolver used by him was one that he had owned since his marriage, and at night it was kept on the table by his bedside. Mr. Moody is survived by his wife and three children.
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