Sergeant William J. Moody

Sergeant William J. Moody was born on July 4, 1829 in Orleans County, NY and died in Horton, IA.

William J. Moody entered the Cavalry on August 27, 1861, in Burlington, IN, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Sergeant before being discharged on January 16, 1862 in .

William J. Moody is buried at Horton Cemetery in Horton, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Discharged because of wounds.
Born in Orleans Co. N. Y. July 4, 1829. Graduated from Law at Ann Arbor Mich. 1852. His father graduated from Dartmouth College in 1822 and studied law with Judge Miller a father-in-law of Wm. H. Seward. In 1833 he went to Detroit, Mich and was a member of the legislature of Mich. when it was made a State. The family moved to Jackson, Mich and the Sr. Moody was [J]udge of the Circuit Court W. J. entered Ann Arbor in 1852 graduated in 1854. During the winter of 1854 and 55 Mr. Moody lost bother of his parents in the Cholera epidemic, both on the same day. W. J. studied medicine 1854-5 Prac. in Chicago and later formed a partnership with John A. Kennecot [Pr]esident of the State Horticultural Society. His health failed and he came [to] Bremer Co. in 1882 to a rural community where he was in hopes of partly regaining his health after his army service and a former illness which started previous to his army service.

He was married to V. C. Williams a native of New York State on Nov. 4, 1857 to them were born 6 children, five of them which survived him. His first enlistment was in Co. B 82 Ind. Inf. from which he was discharged because of wounds and a second enlistement was in Co. B. 8 Ill Cav. and after 5 months of service was again discharged for wounds. Unable to locate this man in the Indiana Inf, did however find him in Co. ‘B’ 8th Ill. Cav.