“He was a big man and he loved good food so he was a heavy man. He was always very jovial and loved to laugh.”
Moody’s dad, Guy Tucker, inherited his part of the property in 1946 and purchased the remaining land shares, 648 acres in total, from his siblings.
Tucker, who lived in a stone house with his wife Julia and children, continued running the land’s dairy farm, renting out the Tucker House to different families including the Wrights and Trichells.
Tucker divided the property up amongst his kids, giving Moody’s brother the old stone house and giving Moody the Tucker House.
In 1999, she donated the 1-acre segment, which also includes a dairy barn, chicken coop and small chapel, to the Silver Creek Heritage Society.
“This community is so tight-knit and a lot of people where families had settled here still reside in the community,” Norlene Wright Carter, a cousin of Moody’s, said. “I remember coming out here when I was a little girl. We wanted to save this house for further use [by the Silver Creek community] and help preserve its history.”
“Our family had to have had a sense of adventure and courage, because they came out here with nothing, a strong work ethic and a sense of humor,” Moody added.