Matilda Underwood

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Individuals marked with a red dot are direct ancestors of Sherrin WINN Rooney

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Descendents of:

D. Winn
Lewis Duvall
Nathan Underwood
Jakob Hager
Moritz Welk
John Seefeld
Michael Rooney

Descendants of Matilda Underwood

MATILDA6 UNDERWOOD (WILLIS5, JAMES4, GEORGE3, NATHAN2, NATHAN1) was born Abt. 1831 in , Greenup Co., KY, and died Abt. 1870 in , St. Clair Co., MO. She married DAWSON WINN1 Abt. 1850 in probably Wyalusing, Grant Co., WI2, son of THOMAS WINN and MARY COSSINS. He was born Nov/18/1828 in Thirsk, Yorkshire, England3, and died Oct/29/1908 in , St. Clair Co.,MO4.


Matilda Underwood of Wyalusing Grove Co., Wisconsin, was born in Greenup Co., KY abt. 1830 and married Dawson Winn B. 1828 in England. Matilda died between 1866 and 1870 in St. Clair Co., Mo. having 5 children


NOTE of interest from GenForum, Date: August 27, 2000 at 06:38:52, by P. Hadley Price (

""Underwood disease" is almost certainly the familial version of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). It is known that it affected--and is still inherited by descendants of--some early families: Underwoods, Farrs, Hadleys, Wetherbys (various spellings), perhaps others."


Matilda's children are listed in the 1870 U. S. Census, St. Clair Co., Chalk Level Twp., Missouri, living with her parents, Willis and Margaret Underwood. They are listed with surname UNDERWOOD instead of WINN. Isadora, age 12; Laura, age 10; Willis, age 8; Josephine, age 7; Margaret, age 4. This leads me to presume Matilda died prior to census date of June 2(0), 1870.

Next door are Matilda's brother, Bembridge Underwood, age 24 and wife Mary (Turner), age 21.


Burial: Unknown, Thought to be buried in Concord Cemetery, Westfield, St. Clair Co., MO

Underwood CD #: M598

Notes for DAWSON WINN:

There is a book by Laverne Galeener-Moore entitled "Galeener-Goleaner-Golenor Underwood, and Those They Knew" Published by Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD 1985, which contains information on Dawson Winn.


Dawson is buried in Lot 12 north side at Westfield Cemetery (perhaps sometimes referred to as Concord Cemetery by the oldtimers), Missouri

Christened 2/13/1829 at Kirby Wiske, England


1860 WI Census Index

Winns, Dawson WI GRANT CO. WYALUSING Page 784 Year 1860

(note that this index lists surname as WINNS - probably a typo)


Dawson Winn was listed as a witness on 21 June 1862 in court in Grant County, Wisconsin


U.S. Census 1880, Missouri, St. Clair Co., page 004, age 51, b. England.

DAWSON WINN b. c1828 England. His children are; MARY M. b. c1851 MO, WILLIS

b. c1862 MO, JOSEPHINE b. c1863 MO, MARGARET b. c1866 MO, ALICE b. c1876

MO, IDA M. b. c1879 MO. Ref. 1880 Census, Elmer Underwood age 9 born MO,

stepson is listed as living with this family in 1880 MO census.


Wisconsin 1890 census was lost in a fire before it could be microfilmed. Dawson appears in Missouri in the 1900 census in St. Clair County.


Chalk Level Township June 11, 1900, Sheet 3B, Line 89, House No. 55, Family No. 56

Lived in Rochester, MN at least 1858-1859. 1859 they moved to Appleton, WI. There they resided until 1865 when by way of covered wagon the family moved to a farm near Appleton city, Missouri.


1900 St. Clair County census

Chalk Level Township as of June 11, 1900 Sheet 3B, Line 89, House No. 55, Family No. 56

Dawson Winn b. 11/1828 Age 71 Farmer B. Eng Naturalized 1863

Parent B. England, Married 26 yrs

Mary M. Winn, wife, B. Sept 1848 Age 51 Married 26 yrs, had 7 children, 6 children alive.

B. Mo. Parents B. Tenn.

Ida M. Winn, Dau. G Sept 1878 age 21 B. Mo.

Mary E. Winn, Dau. B Jan. 1885 15 B. Mo.

Alfred Winn, Dec 1887 son 12 yrs old B. Mo


This Dawson may be related, but is not gggrandfather Dawson

DAWSON WINN b. England, m. Dorothy Ealin or Eglin b. c1757 d.11 May 1838. They had METCALF WINN b. 7 Nov 1801 England, d. 4 July 1873. He married first Susannah Rinehart b.30 Feb 1807 Jeff Co., OH, d.3 Mar 1837.

NOTE: METCALF WINN is also an immigrant. (source Virginia Winn Parker)


from Harold Lynn and Pam May (e-mail 11/10/99)

according to the obituary that i have on dawson winn, "came to the united states when he was 9 years old;spent his early youth in virginia, where he has two sisters surviving him. he came to this vicinity in the year 1865,"


Dawson WINN

Sex: M


Christening: 13 Feb 1829

Kirby Wiske, Yorkshire, England


Father: Thomas WINN

Mother: Mary

Source Information: FamilySearch® International Genealogical Index™ v4.01 British Isles

IGI Record

Batch number:    Dates           Source Call No.   Type     Printout Call No.   Type

C059161            1747-1847    0207551              Film     6910060                Film



These Winns married in Grant Co., WI during the time Dawson's family was there. It is not known whether they are related or not.

    RICHARDSON, AMMI WINN, ELIZA E. 23 Jul 1863 Grant WI

    WINN, ISAAC WOODWARD, LIZZIE D. 19 Jan 1865 Grant WI


Dawson Winn found in:

Passenger and Immigration Lists: Philadelphia, 1800-1850

Gender: Female ????

Age: 8

Country of Origin: Ireland

Country of Destination: USA

Ship Name: Ship Chevalier

Port of Departure: Liverpool

Port of Arrival: Philadelphia

Arrival Date: Jun 10, 1839

Nat'l Archives Series No.: 425

Microfilm Number: 54

List Number: 10



Burial: Unknown, Buried in Concord Cemetery, Westfield, St. Clair Co., MO4

Census: 1880, 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Missouri, St. Clair Co., Monegan Twp., District 229, age 51

Christening: Feb/13/1829, Kirby Wiske, Yorkshire, England5

Immigration: 1839, England to America, age 8, Liverpool, Ireland to Philadelphia, PA, Ship Chevalier6,7

Individual Note: Jun/21/1862, Listed as a witness in court in Grant Co., Wisc.8


Marriage: Abt. 1850, probably Wyalusing, Grant Co., WI8

Marriage Fact: Wisconsin?8


i. ISADORA7 WINN9,10, b. Feb/12/1858, Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN; d. Apr/13/1939, Dallas Co., IA; m. GEORGE JAMES ZECH10, 1878, , Washington Co., IA; b. Aug/02/1857, Jackson Twp., Washington Co., IA; d. Aug/30/1896, , Warren Co., IA.


ii. LAURA ANN WINN, b. Aug/23/1859, Praire Du Chien, Crawford Co., WI; d. Mar/30/1939, Coleharbor, McLean Co., ND; m. WILLIAM HENRY ALLEN, Oct/30/1884, MO; b. Jan/26/1857, Buckeye Lake, Licking, OH13; d. Sep/25/1938, Coleharbor, McLean Co., ND.


iii. WILLIS WINFIELD WINN, b. Aug/08/1861, Prairie Du Chien, Crawford Co., WI14; d. Mar/03/1958, Coleharbor, McLean Co., ND; m. MARY ELIZABETH BOOTS, Mar/10/1886, St. Clair County, MO15; b. Mar/25/1867, Chalk Level Twp., St. Clair Co., MO16,17; d. Mar/21/1926, Appleton City, St. Clair Co., MO.


iv. JOSEPHINE WINN, b. Jan/22/1863, Wyalusing, Grant Co., WI; d. Aft. Oct, , St. Clair Co., MO; m. WILLIAM RILEY BOOTS, Feb/06/1884, St. Clair Co., MO19; b. Feb/05/1861, St. Clair Co., MO; d. Unknown.


v. MARGARET E. WINN, b. Abt. 1866, Monegaw, St. Clair Co., MO; d. Abt. 1911, ND; m. JOHN MARTIN BOOTS, Feb/07/1885, Chalk Level Twp., St. Clair Co., MO20; b. Mar/16/1864, Guthrie Co., IA21; d. Aft. Jan/1920, ND22.





1. Judith Guenther Pratt.

2. Virginia WINN Parker.

3. Judith Guenther Pratt, great-grandaughter of Dawson Winn.

4. Virginia WINN Parker.

5. FamilySearch® International Genealogical Index™ v4.01 British Isles, Batch No. C059161, Dates 1747-1847, Source Call No. 0207551, Type Film, Printout Call No. 6910060, Type Film, Dawson WINN Sex: M Event(s): Christening: 13 Feb 1829 Kirby Wiske, Yorkshire, England Parents: Father: Thomas WINN Mother: Mary.

6. Judith Guenther Pratt.

7. Virginia WINN Parker, Passenger and Immigration Lists: Philadelphia, 1800-1850, Nat'l Archives Series No.: 425 Microfilm Number: 54 List Number: 104.

8. Virginia WINN Parker.

9. Judith Guenther Pratt.

10. Lyle Zech, Great-great grandson of Isadora WINN, his web page at:

11. 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Missouri, St Clair Co., Chalk Level Twp., Living in the home of her Underwood grandparents, listed along with her siblings with surname Underwood.

12. 1860 IA Census Index.

13. FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19, submitter BONNIE RUTH WOOD Microfilm: 1394136,

14. Ronald Guenther, E-mail.

15. 1855 to 1889 St.Clair County Marriage Index Book, Book F, Page 84.

16. Judith Guenther Pratt, Information from Dorothy Sarah WINN Guenther, granddaughter of Dawson Winn.

17. FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v4.01 North America IGI, Batch No. F507392 , Dates -, Source Call No.1553396, Type Film, Call No. NONE, Sheet 20, Mary BOOTS Sex: F Event(s): Birth: 1867 Of, Chalk Level, St. Clair, Missouri Parents: Father: Solomon BOOTS Mother: Sarah D. ANDERSON.

18. 1855 to 1889 St.Clair County Marriage Index Book, Book F, Page 84.

19. Lewis Ellingham - ,, Solomon Boots Descendants by L.Ellingham, corrected by Barbara Carpenter [Sep 2002]: marriage on same date but year later, 1884.

20. 1855 to 1889 St.Clair County Marriage Index Book, Book- F Page- 74.

21. 1920 U. S. Census, 1920 U.S. Census, North Dakota, McLean Co., Victoria Twp..

22. 1920 U. S. Census, page 9A, Year: 1920 Roll: T625_1336 State: North DakotaED: 119 County: McLeanTownship: Victoria Image: 878.

23. 1855 to 1889 St.Clair County Marriage Index Book, Book- F Page- 74.


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