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About Thomas Moodie, SV1b1c2

http://archive.org/stream/moodiebookbeing00ruvi#page/n7/mode/2up (pp. 68-69)

Thomas and Cecilia Jacomina had 15 children, of which 4 died in infancy.

From http://chimanimani.rhodesiana.com/chim-05.html - settlement of Melsetter, Chimanimani

From http://www.barbaragoss.com/melsetter/ 'The story of Melsetter'

From: www.friendsofrietvlei.org History of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve area. History of the original owners of the farm (from pp 10 and 11):

In 1892 Big Tom's nephew Thomas Dunbar Moodie, who worked for Cecil John rhodes in Johannesburg, arranged with Big Tom to organise a group of farmers from the Bethlehem/Harrismith area to trek to the Eastern Highlands of Rhodesia. Thomas Moodie therefore became the leader of the Moodie Trek in 1892. Thomas and Cecelia Moodie, accompanied by their daughter, Johanna Maria, born 9 April 1871, and their other children, left Bethlehem on 5 May 1892. The Trek consisted of 37 men, 31 woman and children, 16 wagons, and a large number of live stock. The Trek proceeded through the ZAR along the main Harrismith to Pretoria wagon trail. This wagon route passed over the farm Rietvlej, of Michiel Christiaan Elardus Erasmus and his brother, Stephanus Petrus Erasmus. Then they followed the “Pioneer” route north, via Tuli and Fort Victoria to their destination Chipinga, in the eastern highlands of Rhodesia. They passed through the Sabie valley and arrived at Chipinga on 3 January 1893. Due to malaria, horse sickness and other hardships, there were only 14men, 4 woman and 3 children in 7 wagons left, when they arrived at their destination.

Thomas Moodie settled on a farm he called “Waterfall”. He died of black water fever on 30 April 1894. He was buried in the Melsetter area. ( A town named after the area his ancestors came from. ) When her youngest son also died on the farm Waterfall a year later, Cecelia Moodie decided to return to her relatives in the ZAR.

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Thomas 'Groot Tom' Moodie SV1b1c2's Timeline

1839
November 29, 1839
Cape Colony, South Africa
1840
January 30, 1840
Cape, South Africa
1863
August 24, 1863
Age 23
South Africa
1864
June 11, 1864
Age 24
Orange River Colony, South Africa
1866
December 17, 1866
Age 27
South Africa
1871
April 9, 1871
Age 31
dist. Bethlehem, Orange River Colony, South Africa
1872
December 22, 1872
Age 33
dist. Bethlehem, Orange River Colony, South Africa
1874
May 5, 1874
Age 34
dist. Bethlehem, Orange River Colony, South Africa
1878
January 20, 1878
Age 38
dist. Bethlehem, Orange River Colony, South Africa
1879
September 14, 1879
Age 39
dist. Bethlehem, Orange River Colony, South Africa