Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Crestleaf.com’s 12 Months of Fascinating Family Finds -- September 2015: Probate Records of John Underhill (1721-1793) of Chester, N.H.

I am participating in the Crestleaf.com "12 Months of Fascinating Family Finds" contest - see the blog post Crestleaf.com’s 12 Months of Fascinating Family Finds Challenge for details.

My most fascinating family find from August 2015 was:  Finding the probate records for John Underhill (1721-1793) of Chester, New Hampshire.  I wrote about finding the records in Down the Rabbit Hole - Finding the Estate Papers of John Underhill (1721-1793) of Chester, N.H. on 25 August 2015.

I transcribed the will of John Underhill in Amanuensis Monday - Post #283: 1785 Will of John Underhill (1721-1793) of Chester, N.H. posted on 31 August 2015.  

In this will, John Underhill does not name his spouse, Joanna (Healey) Underhill (1718-1809), but does name nine of his ten children and one grandchild.  Five daughters are listed by name - Betty Buswell (who married Samuel Buswell in 1764), Molly Pearce (who married James Pierce in 1765), Sarah Underhill (who married Moses Greenough in 1789), and Joanna Presson (who married Moses Preston in 1784).  He also named five sons - John, Moses, David, Samuel and Jeremiah Underhill.

I am descended from sixth great-grandparents John and Joanna (Healey) Underhill through their son John Underhill (1745-1816) and his wife, Hannah Colby.

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