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Object Number 2001.001.1049
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Daniel J. Moody (1834-1910), father of Dan Moody, Jr. Commonly referred to as Judge Dan'tl because of his position as Justice of the Peace. Moody came to Taylor as a railroad agent to sell lots and start the town in 1876. He became its first mayor and after holding election, started Taylor's public school and served as Chairman of the School Board. In 1890, he married Nancy Elizabeth Robertson, a math teacher. He enlarged the house her family had built. Judge Moody lost all his money when the business in which he had invested went broke. He started a dairy at the Taylor home in which his son, Dan, began working when he was 8 years old. They rented rooms to Taylor teachers and several times shared their home with family members who were recently married and came to live with them for a few years. Judge Dan died in 1925, the year Dan Jr. graduated from high school.
People Moody, Daniel J.
Search Terms Taylor
Williamson County
Texas
Daniel J. Moody
Place Texas, Williamson County, Taylor
Imagefile 001\2001.001.1049.jpg