Generation No. 1
was born 1679 in Christchurch, Middlesex Co., VA, and died Mar/22/1714-15 in
Middlesex Co., VA. He married
DIANA ... Abt. 1700. She was born Unknown, and died
Notes for NATHAN UNDERWOOD:
Middlesex Co VA was established in 1669 from Lancaster Co VA
1679-1716 of Christchurch, Middlesex Co., VA [Source: Lt. Col. Dave
Underwood email@example.com on UNDERWOOD-L@rootsweb.com]
03/05/2000 by Lt.
Col. David Underwood
This is my contribution for the day. I thought I would share the
starting point of my family tree. Lots of Underwood kin trace back to this
member of our family. Still trying to discover who Nathan Underwood's
(1679-1715) parents were to break the jam in my research.
VIRGINIA STARTING POINT
Our oldest ancestor discovered during my research was Nathan
Underwood. He was born in 1679 and died
22 March 1715. He settled in
Middlesex County, Virginia. His wife's name was Diana, but we lack her
family's last name. They were blessed with five children. Records indicated
four children; Elizabeth, John, Nathan, and Thomas. During our search of the
Parish records reflected below we discovered another daughter, Ruth.
Elizabeth was born on
22 November 1700. John was born
29 September 1702 and died
24 October 1706.
Nathan was born on
1 February 1707. On
13 September 1710 Ruth was born. Thomas' birth was recorded as
20 August 1713.
The Middlesex Parish Register provided some insight to the family.
Carolyn Hodges researched the document and revealed the following entries
which are quoted exactly as written:
pg 54....John Ye Son of Nathan Underwood & Diana his wife departed
this life October Ye 24th And was Buried Ye 25th of Ye Same Anno Domini 1706.
pg 67....Elizabeth Ye Daughter of Nathan & Diana Underwood his Wife
was Born Ye 22nd Day of November & Baptized Ye 22d of December it being Ye
Lords day In Statton Major Parrish in King & Queen County, By Emmanuel Jones
Minister of Petsoe Parish in Gloucester County her Sureites being James
Overstreet & Elizabeth Potter, Derby Cauniff & Hannah his Wife Ye day & time
of her Nativity being Wednesday About Ye Dauwing of Ye day Anno Domini 1700.
pg 67....John Ye Son of Nathan & Diana Underwood his Wife was Born
Ye 24th Day of August About Ye dawning of Ye day it being Saturday & St.
Bartholomew day, And was Baptized September Ye 29th being the Lord's day, by
ye Reverend Bartholomew Yates In Christ Church his Sureties being John
Townsend, Robert Johnson & Mrs. Elizabeth Dudley Anno
pg 71....Nathan Underwood Ye Son of Nathan Underwood & Diana his
Wife was Born Ye 9th being friday about nine of Ye Clock in Ye Morning & Was
Baptized february Ye 1st being Septuagesima Sunday. In Christ Church by Ye
Reverend Mr. Bartholomew Yates Minister of Ye Same; his Sureties being Joseph
Goear, John Gibbs & Elizabeth Murry; Anno Domi 1707/08.
pg 76....Ruth daughter of Nathan & Diana Underwood born 13th
October 22d 1710.
pg 85....Nathan Underwood dyed ye 22 March & was buried
March 24 1715.
pg 87....Thomas Son of Nathan and Diana Underwood born August 20th
August 24th 1713.
married twice. First to John Shorter in 1722 in Middlesex County and they had
a son Henry Shorter in 1724. She then married Thomas Walker in 1729 in the
same county. Her son, Henry Shorter moved to
A descendant of Ruth revealed that she married a James Mayo and died
6 February 1734,
two days after giving birth to a son named Valentine.
is on the Chesapeake Bay northeast of Williamsburg, Virginia. Part of
Virginia's Middle Peninsula, Middlesex county lies between the Rappahannock
and Piankatank Rivers with Deltaville and Sting Ray point extending out into
the bay. The town of Urbanna located in the middle of the county has
historical roots as an important seaport in the area and is a popular spot for
recreational boaters today. Deltaville, known over the years for its
commercial fishing industry, is also transforming into a recreational tourist
During this time period there was natural migration flow up the
Rappahannock-Rapidan Valley, from Middlesex to Green and
More About NATHAN UNDERWOOD:
More About NATHAN UNDERWOOD
Children of NATHAN UNDERWOOD
b. Nov/22/1700, Christchurch, Middlesex Co., VA; d. Unknown; m. (1) JOHN
1722, Middlesex Co., VA; b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. (2) THOMAS WALKER,
1729, Middlesex Co., VA; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
b. Aug/24/1702, Christchurch, Middlesex Co., VA; d. Oct/24/1706, Christchurch,
Middlesex Co., VA.
b. Feb/09/1706-07, Middlesex Co., VA; d. Aug/09/1802, Madison Co., VA; m. ELIZABETH
1736, Madison Co., VA; b. 1709, Bedford, , VA; d. 1802, , , VA.
b. Sep/13/1710, Christchurch, Middlesex Co., VA; d. Feb/06/1733-34; m. JAMES
Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
b. Aug/20/1713, Christchurch, Middlesex Co., VA; d. Unknown.
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