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Joseph Underwood

Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Underwood of Watertown and Mary Underwood
Husband of Elizabeth Underwood
Father of Mary Phipps; Joseph Underwood; John Underwood; Elizabeth Clark; Jonathan Underwood and 4 others
Brother of Mary Underwood; Martha Underwood; Hannah Gibson; Thomas Underwood and Elizabeth Underwood

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About Joseph Underwood

Wife: Elizabeth. Her surname may not be Bond. She married William Bull after Joseph Underwood died.


  1. Mary, b. June 13, 1673, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. February 14, 1754, Medway, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
  2. Joseph, b. December 30, 1675, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. January 29, 1675/76, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts at age 1 month
  3. John, b. March 06, 1676/77, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. June 22, 1754, Natick, Massachusetts - of Needham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
  4. Elizabeth, b. May 08, 1679, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
  5. Sarah, b. February 09, 1686/87, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. Bef. 1715, Brimfield, Worcester Co., Massachusetts (listed as "Mary" by Lucien Marcus Underwood in error due to the confusion of the Watertown record)
  6. Joseph, b. May 28, 1681, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. January 29, 1761, Westford, Massachusetts - age 79
  7. Joshua, b. January 31, 1682/83, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. September 02, 1727, Holliston, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
  8. Jonathan, b. 1685, Reading, Massachusetts - or Watertown?; d. Reading, Massachusetts - of Boston , Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; m. Ruth Holland, September 1710. Christened: November 28, 1686, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
  9. Hannah, b. Abt. 1690, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. August 23, 1778, of Sherborn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

February 16, 1691; Will dated.

"I, Joseph Underwood though weake in body yet of sound mind and memory doo make this mi Last will my soule I doo commit unto the allmighty god my creator mi body to the earth to a comely buriall in assured hope of a joiful resurrection through the free purchase of christ my redy monie and dispose of the state god hat sent me as foloweth in primis I make and appoint my dear Lovinge wife and Thomas Hammond executors to this my will i give to mi wife the improvement of mi hole estate that i di seized of during the time of her widowhood and in case mi wife marri againe i give unto her ten pounds out of the moveabels to be for her proppur use in case the estate be leat out mi will is no tennant should cut ani wod of on mi discedent tel mi sons cum of age i give to mi tooe sons John underwood and joseph underwood my hoseing orchards and lands and meddows that i dide sesid of to be equalli divided between them twooe paiing to Joshua my son fifteen pounds and to mi son jonathan fifteen pounds and i give to mi daftor elisabeth fifteen pounds and i give to mi dafter hannah fifteen pounds all these paiments are to be suntri(?) pai and as thai cum of age mi will is in case ani of mi too sons that i give mi lands tooe di before thai cum of age mi will is that josua should have half of the above menshoned lands housing orchards and meaddows as in case joshua should di before he cum of age then jonathan should have the abov menshonied housing lands orchards and meaddows and if joshua or johnnathan poses my lands orchards housing meaddows above menshond they are to pai apoporeshon as above menshond in case john and joseph underwood should die before thai cum of age then mi will is that joshua and jonathan should have the abouve menshond housing orchards lands and meaddows paiing the above mentioned poreshons mi will is that in case joshua or jonathan shood di then thare poreshon shood be devided equalli betweene fouar above menshond dafters in case any of mi fourar dafters should di mi will is that thaare poreshon shood be equalli divided between the dafters that are liveing and joshua and jonithan mi will is that mi children mout be brout up in the knowlig and fare of god for thare eternul salvashon and mi will is that eaveri won of mi sons should have a trade and all deats and sumes truly chargie furst to be sattisfide out of the estate above menshoned.

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Feabbuwari 16 1691

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Joseph Underwood's Timeline

October 11, 1658
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 13
Watertown or Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
June 16, 1673
Age 14
Reading, Middlesex, MA, USA
December 30, 1675
Age 17
Reading, MA, USA
March 6, 1676
Age 17
Watertown, MA, USA
May 8, 1679
Age 20
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 21
May 28, 1681
Age 22
January 31, 1683
Age 24
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
February 9, 1687
Age 28
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA