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Moody, James

Neil MacKinnon

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0200238

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Moody, James (31 December 1744–06 April 1809), British spy during the American Revolution, was born in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, the son of John Moody, a merchant, and a woman known only as Mrs. Holden, a widow. Although James’s parents were Anglican the community was predominantly Quaker, and he is assumed to have been educated in the community’s Quaker school. As a young adult he made his way to Knowlton Township, Sussex County. There he married Elisabeth Brittain, with whom he had three children. He farmed on five hundred acres given to him by his father, successfully raising sheep and cattle....

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Subjects: Military History ; Warfare and Defence ; Law ; Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Literature ; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers)

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