Who was Sarah Bond Farish Moody?

Sarah Bond Farish Moody was born in Yarmouth on July 9th, 1807 to Dr. Henry Greggs Farish and Sarah Bond. Sarah came from a family that was creatively artistic and her art instructor, J.B. Comingo, helped her already natural talent. Mr. Comingo started teaching Sarah in 1816, when she was only ten years old and they continued their teacher-student relationship until 1828. Annie R. Viets, Sarah’s daughter, wrote about her mother’s art training with Comingo, saying, “J.B. Comingo must have been an excellent teacher, for he brought out all the family talent; my mother’s father, her aunts, her brothers and sisters, and all her children, excelled with brush, pen and pencil.” On September 14th, 1830, Sarah married Reverend J.T.T. Moody and together they had nine children. Sarah passed away, at the age of 80, on May 20th, 1887, living behind an impressive artistic legacy.

Sarah Bond Farish Moody's journal

In 1843 a Nova Scotia family made a remarkable trip from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Toronto, Ontario and back.  The group included Sarah Bond Farish Moody aged 39, her father Dr. Henry Farish 62, and sister Elizabeth 28.  Sarah’s Uncle George Bond and cousin Elizabeth joined them on the first leg, and went on to England.

*excerpt from the Foreword by Judy Buckley, Jim Lawrason and John Moody in the transcribed Sarah Bond Farish Moody journal

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Click here for Sarah Bond Farish Moody`s Family Tree

Click here for a 1935 note from Annie Moody Viets, Sarah`s daughter, when she gave the journal to Frank Moody

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Chapter 1 - Yarmouth to Boston                             Chapter 7.63 - Niagara                   Chapter 12.118 - Boston
Chapter 1.2 - Yarmouth to Boston                          Chapter 7.64 - Niagara                   Chapter 12.119 - Boston
Chapter 2 - Boston                                                    Chapter 7.65 - Niagara                   Chapter 12.120 - Boston
Chapter 2.3 - Boston                                                 Chapter 7.66 - Niagara                   Chapter 12.121- Boston
Chapter 2.3 (image) - Boston                                   Chapter 7.66 - Niagara (D1)           Chapter 12.122 - Boston
Chapter 2.4 - Boston                                                 Chapter 7.66 - Niagara (D2)           Chapter 12.123 - Boston
Chapter 2.5 - Boston                                                 Chapter 7.66 - Niagara (D3)           Chapter 13.123 - Boston to Yarmouth         
Chapter 2.6 -Boston                                                  Chapter 7.66 - Niagara (D4)           Chapter 13.124 - Boston to Yarmouth   
Chapter 2.7 - Boston                                                 Chapter 7.66 - Niagara (D5)           Chapter 13.125 - Boston to Yarmouth   
Chapter 2.8 - Boston                                                 Chapter 7.66 - Niagara (D6)           Chapter 13.126 - Boston to Yarmouth   
Chapter 2.9 - Boston                                                 Chapter 7.66 - Niagara (D7)           Chapter 13.127 - Boston to Yarmouth   
Chapter 2.10 - Boston                                               Chapter 7.66 - Niagara (D8)           Chapter 13.128 - Boston to Yarmouth
Chapter 2.11 - Boston                                               Chapter 7.67 - Niagara                    Chapter 13.129 - Boston to Yarmouth
Chapter 2.12 - Boston                                               Chapter 7.68 - Niagara                    Chapter 13.130 - Boston to Yarmouth
Chapter 2.13 - Boston                                               Chapter 7.68 - Niagara (D1)           Chapter 14.130 - Yarmouth to Liverpool, NS 
Chapter 2.14 - Boston                                               Chapter 7.68 - Niagara (D2)            Chapter 14.131 - Yarmouth to Liverpool, NS
Chapter 3.14 - Boston to New York City                Chapter 7.69 - Niagara                    Chapter 14.132 - Yarmouth to Liverpool, NS
Chapter 3.15 - Boston to New York City                Chapter 7.70 - Niagara
Chapter 3.16 - Boston to New York City                Chapter 7.71 - Niagara
Chapter 3.17 - Boston to New York City                Chapter 7.72 - Niagara
Chapter 3.18 - Boston to New York City                Chapter 7.73 - Niagara
Chapter 3.19 - Boston to New York City                Chapter 7.74 - Niagara
Chapter 3.20 - Boston to New York City                Chapter 7.75 - Niagara
Chapter 3.21 - Boston to New York City                Chapter 7.76 - Niagara
Chapter 4.22 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.77 - Niagara
Chapter 4.23 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.78 - Niagara
Chapter 4.24 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.79 - Niagara
Chapter 4.25 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.80 - Niagara
Chapter 4.26 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.81 - Niagara
Chapter 4.27 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.82 - Niagara
Chapter 4.28 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.82 - Niagara (D1)
Chapter 4.29 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.82 - Niagara (D2)
Chapter 4.30 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.83 - Niagara
Chapter 4.31 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.84 - Niagara
Chapter 4.32 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.85 - Niagara
Chapter 4.33 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.86 - Niagara
Chapter 4.34 - New York City                                 Chapter 7.87 - Niagara
Chapter 4.35 - New York City                                 Chapter 8.87 - Toronto
Chapter 5.36 - New York City to Albany               Chapter 8.87 - Toronto (D1) 
Chapter 5.37 - New York City to Albany (D1)      Chapter 8.87 - Toronto (D2) 
Chapter 5.37 - New York City to Albany (D2)      Chapter 8.88 - Toronto
Chapter 5.37 - New York City to Albany (D3)      Chapter 8.89 - Toronto
Chapter 5.38 - New York City to Albany               Chapter 8.90 - Toronto
Chapter 5.39 - New York City to Albany               Chapter 8.91 - Toronto
Chapter 5.40 - New York City to Albany               Chapter 8.92 - Toronto
Chapter 5.40 - New York City to Albany (D1)       Chapter 9.92 - Toronto to Kingston 
Chapter 5.40 - New York City to Albany (D2)       Chapter 9.93 - Toronto to Kingston
Chapter 5.40 - New York City to Albany (D3)       Chapter 9.93 - Toronto to Kingston (D1)
Chapter 5.40 - New York City to Albany (D4)       Chapter 9.94 - Toronto to Kingston
Chapter 5.40 - New York City to Albany (D5)       Chapter 10.94 - Kingston to Oswego, then Albany
Chapter 5.40 - New York City to Albany (D6)       Chapter 10.95 - Kingston to Oswego, then Albany
Chapter 5.41 - New York City to Albany               Chapter 10.96 - Kingston to Oswego, then Albany
Chapter 5.42 - New York City to Albany                 Chapter 10.97 - Kingston to Oswego, then Albany
Chapter 5.43 - New York City to Albany                 Chapter 10.98 - Kingston to Oswego, then Albany
Chapter 6.44 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 10.99 - Kingston to Oswego, then Albany
Chapter 6.44 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 10.100 - Kingston to Oswego, then Albany
Chapter 6.46 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 10.101 - Kingston to Oswego, then Albany
Chapter 6.47 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 10.102 - Kingston to Oswego, then Albany
Chapter 6.48 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 11.102 - Albany to Boston
Chapter 6.49 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 11.103 - Albany to Boston
Chapter 6.50 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 11.104 - Albany to Boston
Chapter 6.51 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 12.104 - Boston
Chapter 6.52 - Albany to Niagara (D1)                    Chapter 12.105 - Boston
Chapter 6.52 - Albany to Niagara (D2)                    Chapter 12.106 - Boston
Chapter 6.53 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 12.107 - Boston
Chapter 6.54 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 12.108 - Boston
Chapter 6.55- Albany to Niagara                              Chapter 12.109 - Boston
Chapter 6.56 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 12.110 - Boston
Chapter 6.57 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 12.111 - Boston
Chapter 6.57 - Albany to Niagara (D1)                    Chapter 12.111 - Boston (D1)
Chapter 6.57 - Albany to Niagara (D2)                    Chapter 12.111 - Boston (D2)
Chapter 6.58 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 12.112 - Boston
Chapter 6.59 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 12.113 - Boston
Chapter 6.60 - Albany to Niagara (D1)                     Chapter 12.114 - Boston
Chapter 6.61 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 12.115 - Boston
Chapter 6.62 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 12.116 - Boston
Chapter 6.63 - Albany to Niagara                             Chapter 12.117 - Boston
 
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