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In memory of Nathaniel Underhill II, my Maternal 8th Great-Grandfather on the DECKER branch.


Early wills of Westchester County, New York: from 1664 to 1784 : a careful abstract of all wills (nearly 800) recorded in New York Surrogate's Office and at White Plains, N.Y. from 1664 to 1784 : also the genealogy of "the Havilands" of Westchester County and descendants of Hon. James Graham (Watkinson and Ackerley families) : with genealogical and historical notes. New York: F.P. Harper, 1898, p. 365.

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Nathaniel Underhill II

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1690 Aug 11

New Castle, Westchester, New York


1711 Apr 19

Westchester, New York



1775 Nov 27

Williamsbridge (Bronx), New York

Saint Paul's Church Cemetery

Mt. Vernon, Westchester, NY


Nathaniel's will is published in Early Wills of Westchester County. He left his furniture and 25-pounds per annum to his wife, all houses and lands in Westchester to his son Israel, and to his son, Bartow 300-pounds. He also instructed his son, Israel to allot 4 rods square of his land for a family burying ground.


He died in Williamsbridge, which is a neighborhood in the Bronx, which was in Westchester County as late as 1895. (See Sanborn Insurance Map).


Note: Underhill Genealogy, Vol II, p. 87, reports his wife was Mary Hunt, born July 22, 1692, daughter of John and Grace (Fowler) Hunt. They were married April 19, 1711.


Nathaniel Underhill II & Mary Honeywell were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. Phebe, born Nov. 8, 1713.
  2. Sarah Underhill, born Mar. 9, 1715, married ___ Hyatt.
  3. John Underhill, born Aug. 2, 1718.
  4. Mary Underhill, born Jan. 2, 1720, married Dr. Nicholas Bayley.
  5. Nathaniel Underhill, born Aug. 31, 1723.
  6. Bartow Underhill (1725-1787) [Link]
  7. William Underhill, born Feb. 16, 1727.
  8. Helena Underhill, born Jan. 26, 1729, married James Morgan.
  9. Israel Underhill, born Sept. 10, 1732, married Abigail Lespensard (1739-1806) in 1761. He was Ensign in the 3rd Regiment, New York Militia, 1779.
  10. Elizabeth Underhill, born Feb. 17, 1735, married ___ Drake and had two sons Gilbert and Nathaniel Drake and two daughters Elizabeth and Frances Drake.
Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Nathaniel Underhill II:

DNA Notes:

Match with H. Bullen on several chromosomes, bet. 3-4.3 cM

Match with H. Bullen on several chromosomes, bet. 3-4.3 cM

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