William "Wedgbar" Underwood

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About William "Wedgbar" Underwood

William was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, enlisting March 19, 1780 in Culpepper Co., VA. He served under Major General Baron von Steuban. He was discharged on July 30, 1783 in Savannah, GA. William applied for a pension based on his service during the Revolution, on October 24, 1824 in Haywood Co., NC. On his application he stated that he had a boy nearly of age, a boy about 10, a girl about 12, a wife 55 and "consumptive with TB"...believed to be Mary "Polly" Eastridge. William was eventually granted a pension of $8/month. For a transcription of the William Underwood pension application, go to the Media/Documents section. The first sentence of his application: "This day came William Wigebare [sic] alias William Underwood age 65 years.." Following his death, his spouse Margaret applied for a widow's pension. "Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $8 per month commencing April 6, 1825, for 3 years service as a private in the Virginia Continental line. Veteran's widow was pensioned at the rate of $96 per annum commencing February 3rd, 1853, for her husband service as a private in the Virginia Continental line."

He was listed as "William Wedgbare Underwood" on a Cherokee Indian Claim for monies by grandson William S. Underwood, on May 18, 1905

Please note: I'm aware that some of William's children may not be paired with the correct mothers. And, possibly one or two of the children are duplicated due to merges. I haven't had time to research enough to correct and would welcome any help if you have documentation showing who belongs with who. Thank you!

Information on William Wedgbar Underwood, his family, ancestors and descendants, comes from several sources:

Reportedly William "Wedgbar" & Elizabeth Anna "Annie" Slaveless were never married, although apparently she did go by the Underwood surname: 6th December 1805, Anna UNDERWOOD binds herself, her daughter Betsey and her son Joel unto John R. Johnson (Will Book 1, pgs. 143 &144) [ Wilkes Co., NC wills?]" I have also seen online references that list her name as "Elizabeth Ann Bushyhead" so this needs to be researched also.

William "Wedgbar" & Mary (Eastridge) Underwood are thought to have married c. 1790 in NC.

William "Wedgbar" & Margaret (Wilson) Underwood were married on June 30, 1831 in either Macon Co., NC or Union Co., GA.

William D. Underwood of Rutherford Co., NC, served in Co. H., NC Reg. during the Indian Removal of 1838.

Other online data states William is in the 1810 Census of Buncombe Co., NC, the 1820 Census of Haywood Co., NC, the 1830 Census of Macon Co., NC, and the 1840 Census of Haywood Co., NC.

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William "Wedgbar" Underwood's Timeline

1759
1759
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
1792
1792
Age 33
1794
1794
Age 35
Haywood, NC, USA
1796
1796
Age 37
Towns, GA, USA
1798
1798
Age 39
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
1799
1799
Age 40
Buncombe, NC, USA
1800
1800
Age 41
Haywood, NC, USA
1802
1802
Age 43
Wilkes, NC, USA
1804
July 13, 1804
Age 45
Buncombe, NC, USA
1806
1806
Age 47
NC, USA