I am descended from two of the sons who moved to Sevier County, Thomas Underwood and John Underwood. The third Sevier County brother was George Underwood, and I am not descended from him. The Anderson County brother was William Underwood. I am not descended from William, but I have cousins from the Anderson County side of my family who are descended from William Underwood.
Will of John Underwood, 1793, Surry County NC Taken from will book Dodson, Surry County, North Carolina--pages 97, 98, and 99. In the name of God Amen. August ye 25th day 1793. I, John Underwood of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina, yeoman, being weak of body yet of sound mind and memory calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament dis-annulling and revokeing all other form or wills and testament whatsoever and as it hath pleased God to me with my worldly Estate I do hereby dispose of same in the manner and form following as for my soul I recommend it to the hands of God that gave it and my body to return to the earth from whence it came. It is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied by my Executors hereafter mentioned: Item: I give unto my well beloved daughter Sally ten shillings, I give unto my well beloved son William ten shillings. I give unto my well beloved daughter Milly ten shillings. I give unto my well beloved daughter Nancy ten shillings. I give unto my well beloved daughter Elizabeth ten shiliings. I give unto my well beloved son John ten pounds to paid in a horse at cash price. I give unto my well beloved son Thomas all of the land that I hold south of the raring gap creek supposed to be seventy five acres to him and his heirs and assigns forever. I give unto my well beloved son George one hundred and twenty five acres the lower end of the survey I live on to him his heir and assigns forever. I give unto my well beloved son Joel one hundred and fifty acres of land where I now live on to him his heirs and assigns forever. Also all my stock of every kind and households goods after settling the above legacies with his brothers and sisters. I give and bequeth unto my well beloved housekeeper, Betsy Watts the bed and furniture whereon she commonly lay also one two year old heifer that she raised by hand to her and her heirs and assigns forever. Item; I hereby constitute and appoint my well beloved sons William Underwood and Joel Underwood my whole and sole Executors of all my lands and tenements to divide and dispose of them as is above described. In testimony whereunto I have set my hand and fixed my seal in the day and year above written. Signed, John Underwood (seal) Signed and acknowledged in the presents of: William Cunningham John Cunningham State of North Carolina Surry County May Session A. D. 1811