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Title: Robert Bernard Moudy
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The student interested in the history of Warren county does not have to carry his investigations far into its annals before learning that Robert B. Moudy has long been an active and leading representative of the great agricultural interests and that his labors have proven a potent force in making this a rich farming region. Through several decades he has carried on diversified farming and stock raising, gradually improving his valuable land, and while he has prospered in this he has also found ample opportunity to assist in the material development of the county, and his co-operation has been of value for the general good.

The subject's parents were George B. and Mary (Hurley) Moudy, the former of whom died in 1877, while the mother is now making her home with the subject of this sketch. George B. Moudy was a native of Ohio, where he was reared and married, coming to Indiana in about 1867. He was a farmer and, though not a man of much book learning, he was of a practical make-up and was fairly successful. The subject's mother was born in Cork, Ireland, coming to the United States at the age of twelve years with an uncle. She was converted at the age of twelve years and confirmed at the North Gate Convent. She accompanied her uncle to Boston, where they settled, and later she moved to Ohio, where she married. She is now, at a ripe old age, making her home with the subject of this sketch. George and Mary Moudy were the parents of four children, namely: Robert B., the subject; Isabella, deceased; George W., who married May Harris and is living at Danville, Illinois; William, who married Emma Beckett and is also living at Danville.

Robert B. Moudy was born in Butler county, Ohio, on May 11, 1861, and was reared by his parents, receiving a good common school education. He early applied himself to husbandry as his life work and in this line of endeavor he has been eminently successful. He is now the owner of three hundred and seven acres of splendid land in Mound township, Warren county, located near the towns of Foster, and all of which is tillable excepting a few small groves. Over three thousand rods of tiling have been laid by Mr. Moudy and many other permanent and substantial improvements have been placed on the place, so that today it is numbered among the best farms of the section in which it is located.

On September 18, 1883, Mr. Moudy was united in marriage to Rosa B. Clem, whoes home was in Kent township, Warren county, and who is the daughter of Zachariah and Elsia (Dixon) Clem, her birth having occurred on October 1, 1860. To Mr. and Mrs. Moudy were born six children, namely: Charlie, deceased; Marley, deceased; Zacharias, deceased; Ernest, who married Iva Gouty, is a farmer and lives near his father; Claude is unmarried and remains at home; Vera, deceased.

Politically, Mr. Moudy is a Democrat and takes an intelligent interest in public affairs. Fraternally, he belongs to the Woodmen of the World, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias, holding membership in the lodges at Covington. His religious affiliation is with the Methodist Episcopal church. In every relation of life he has been true to his conscience and he enjoys the good will of all who know him.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001045
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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