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Lemuel Moody

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Lemuel Moody, in his connection with the affairs of this region, is popularly known, being deemed an efficient school teacher and scholar of Conway County. Born in the State of Mississippi Nov 3, 1863, he is a son of Thomas Moody and Frances Autry, who were the parents of four sons and one daughter: Lemuel, William A. (born December 20, 1867), Abner J. (born September 29, 1869), Edward (born Jan 25, 1870) and Stella (born Oct 10, 1878). Lemuel came to the State of Arkansas with his father in 1869 and has resided here for about twenty years. He was educated at the public schools at Morrilton, but being ambitious to have as good an education as it was possible to obtain, he applied himself studiously to those branches which were not taught in the schools he attended and the consequence is that with his quick perception and natural ability, he soon had a store of knowledge that will now fit him for almost any position in life. He first commenced teaching school in Conway County in the year 1885, where he remained several years, and then taught in Perry County, in the town of Dixie, until the summer of 1889, when he returned to Conway County, where he has continued since. Mr Moody is an intellectual man and an interesting conversationalist. He is a member of the Baptist Church and is held in high esteem by the entire community.