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Joseph Underwood, Sr.

Death: 1783 (88-97)
Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Underwood and Susanna Underwood
Husband of Mary Underwood
Father of Joseph Underwood, Jr.; Mary Russell; Elizabeth King and Lititia Guffy
Brother of Samuel Underwood; Solomon Underwood; Benjamin Underwood; Fabey Underwood; John Underwood and 4 others

Managed by: Wilbur Elliott Gravley
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About Joseph Underwood, Sr.

Joseph Underwood was born 1700 in Virginia[sic], died in Virginia. He married Mollie Browne. {n.b.: may have been born in town of New Castle, now state of Delaware, between 1707 and 1717}

Children of Joseph Underwood and Mollie Browne are:

  • +Elizabeth Underwood, b. Sep 15, 1739, VA, d. Abt. Mar 1827, Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC.
  • Letitia Underwood.
  • +Mary Underwood, b. 1734, Virginia.
  • Joseph Underwood, Jr.

William Terrell Lewis, Genealogy of the Lewis Family in America, Vol. 1, Louisville, Kentucky, 1893, p. 251:

[Charles Lewis] acted as a magistrate for some years in Rutherford county, North Carolina, after which he was elected in 1798 as a member in the House of Commons of the State Legislature and only served one term. It was the only time that he ever aspired to that office. His name can be found in Wheeler's History of North Carolina on page 400. He was afterward elected, during life or good behaviour, to the office of register of the county, which office he held upward of thirty years, until about the time of his death, which occurred in 1833.

He was strictly honest and upright in all his dealings with mankind.

In 1786 he married Elizabeth Russell, daughter of George Russell, from Ireland, whose wife was the widow of John Whiteside and whose maiden name was Molly Underwood.

Elizabeth Russell was born in Rutherford county, North Carolina, in 1770. She was about five feet three inches in height, weighing about one hundred and fifty pounds, with black hair and eyes, and dark skin. In 1848 she made a profession of religion and attached herself to the Baptist church at Mountain Creek Meeting-house in Rutherford county, North Carolina, and died in 1851.

She was a descendant of Molly Brown, the widow of John Brown, who emigrated from Ireland to Virginia, John Brown died shortly after his arrival in Virginia, leaving an only son, Richard.

His widow afterward married, in Virginia, Joseph Underwood, by whom she had four more children, viz.: 1, Elizabeth; 2, Letty; 3, Joseph, and 4, Molly.

  • 1. Elizabeth Underwood, first married Matthew Deavenport, by whom she had two sons, Glover and John, of Rutherford county, North Carolina. After the death of her first husband she married Samuel King, by whom she had five children, viz.:
    • 1. Joseph, married a Miss Morgan.
    • 2. Samuel, married a Miss Kelly.
    • 3. Jonathan, married a Miss Taylor.
    • 4. Benjamin, married a Miss Shipman.
    • 5. Elizabeth, married a Mr. Taylor.
  • 2. Letty Underwood, married Mr. Guffy and emigrated to Missouri.
  • 3. Joseph Underwood died a bachelor in Buncombe county, North Carolina, aged one hundred and six years.
  • 4. Molly Underwood, was born in 1734, and died in Rutherford county, North Carolina, in 1828. She first married John Whiteside, Sr., by whom she had three children, viz.: 1, Thomas; 2, Mary, and 3, John, Jr. John, Jr.,
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Joseph Underwood, Sr.'s Timeline

Norwich, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
May 1734
Augusta County, Virginia
Virginia, Colonial America
Age 93
Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States