Born: March 3, 1826 in Saranac Lake, a son of Saranac Lake's first settlers, Jacob Smith Moody and Sally B. Moody

Died: March 23, 1893

Married: Polly (December 6, 1829 - July 7, 1891) who died after an operation for cancer

Children: Alaric, Delbert (Adelbert), Vertner, Elizabeth (Lizzie, Mrs. W. H. Oldfield) and Cleveland Eugene

Daniel S. Moody was a pioneer child in Saranac Lake. He grew up to be a guide in the Lower Saranac Lake area, as did his son, and was mentioned in S. R. Stoddard's guidebooks, The Adirondacks Illustrated, in both 1874 and 1881. He was also a blacksmith.

For a detailed account of Daniel and his children, Mary MacKenzie recommended consulting Alfred Moody's excellent Genealogy and Historical Sketches of Daniel Moody and his father, Jacob Smith Moody in the Adirondack Collection of the Saranac Lake Free Library.

Source: Mary MacKenzie, The Plains of Abraham: A History of North Elba & Lake Placid, Lee Manchester, ed., Utica, NY: Nicholas K. Burns Publishing, 2007.