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Douglass, Price, and Moody Family Papers

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 9 Jan 2017

Biographical History

The Douglass, Price, and Moody families were residents of Pulaski, New York in nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The individuals represented in this collection include Anna Price Douglass (1815-1889) and her husband, Volney Douglass (1810-1866); their two sons, Isaac Price Douglass (1834-1899) and Rufus Grant Douglass (1841-1924); as well as Isaac's wife, Martha Jane Moody Douglass (1840-1911); and Harry Ogden Hoffman Moody (1802-1874) who was Martha's uncle and Rufus's father-in-law.

Anna Price Douglass was the granddaughter of Revolutionary War patriot John Weed (1764-1834). Volney Douglass worked in agriculture.

Isaac Price Douglass (sometimes referred to in the diaries as "Ike") and Martha Moody Douglass owned and worked a farm near Salmon River. Their daughter, Anna Belle Douglass Moody, lived in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Harry Anson Moody, and daughter, Dorothy Douglass Moody Barclay.

Rufus Grant Douglass married Mary Ellen Moody (1844-1924) in Pulaski and they had two children, Volney G. and Rufus M. In 1879 they relocated to Bloomington, Nebraska, where he lived until his death.

Mary Ellen Moody's father, Harry Ogden Hoffman Moody was one of the earliest natives of Jefferson County, New York. He farmed at Stone Mills, Jefferson County, but moved the family to Pulaski in 1830, where he continued farming, was a member of the Royal Arch Masons, and helped to establish the Republican party in the area.

The above information was found in various sources including the Find a Grave pages for Anna Price Douglass, Volney Douglass, Isaac Price Doulgass, Martha Moody Douglass, Rufus Grant Douglass, and Harry Ogden Hoffman Moody. Transcribed obituaries were also consulted. Genealogical information on Harry Odgen Hoffman Moody can be found in Genealogical and Family History of the County of Jefferson, New York by R. A. Oakes. Genealogical information on Anna Price Douglass and her father found in this Half-Shire Historical Society article.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Douglass, Price, and Moody Family Papers consists of financial account books, personal diaries, and transcriptions pertaining to the Douglass, Price, and Moody families of Pulaski, New York, from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Financial series contains account books and receipt fragments.

The Personal series contains daybooks and diaries of the family members.

Transcriptions are CDs containing typed copies of some of the daybooks.

Arrangement of the Collection

Financial material is in no particular order. Personal material is arranged alphabetically by individual and chronologically within the folder, with unidentified material at the end of the series. Transcriptions are arranged alphabetically by the title on the item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Douglass family.
Douglass, Anna Price (1815-1889)
Douglass, Isaac Price (1834-1899)
Douglass, Martha Moody (1840-1911)
Douglass, Rufus Grant (1841-1924)
Douglass, Volney (1810-1866)
Moody family.
Moody, Harry Ogden Hoffman (1802-1874)
Price family.


Pulaski (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Account books.
Clippings (information artifacts)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Douglass, Price, and Moody Family Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. H. Douglass Barclay, 2016.

Table of Contents

Financial material

Personal material