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Ellis F. Underwood

Ellis F. Underwood

Male 1883 - 1967  (84 years)

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  • Name Ellis F. Underwood 
    Born 02 Jun 1883 
    Gender Male 
    Social Security Numb 412-18-8697 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 267 
    Died 30 Jun 1967  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • last known address per SSDI 37130 Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States of America

      email from Melissa Elam, Murfreesboro, descendant of Ellis' brother
      Kristina,

      Yes, your Ellis Frank Underwood is the brother to my great-grandfather, Henry Fletcher Underwood.

      Ellis Frank Underwood was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee on June 1, 1883. His parents were Christopher Columbus Underwood aka “Lum” Underwood” and Lucinda West aka “Missy” West. Lum and Missy were married on September 13, 1871 in Rutherford County, TN. Lum was born on January 7, 1854 in Rutherford County, TN and died on October 2, 1935. Lum and his second wife, Josie Rowlett is buried in Elmore Cemetery located on a farm in Rover, TN. I do have a picture of his tombstone. I do not know where Missy is buried.

      Ellis Frank Underwood married the following:

      His first marriage was to Susie Phelps on October 20, 1908 in Rutherford County, TN. He had the following children with Susie: Margaret Elizabeth, Howard Frank, Sidney Earl, Ewin Ellis and James Edmund. Susie died in 1925 in Rutherford County, TN.

      His second marriage was to Betty Woods on March 6, 1926 in Rutherford County, TN. He had the following children with Betty: May, Betty Louise and Billy Joe.

      His believe his third marriage was to Sally Bolen Davis. I do not know the date or place of this marriage nor do I know if any children were born to this union.

      By the way, do you know what section of Evergreen Cemetery that Ellis is buried in? I live in Murfreesboro, TN which is where the cemetery is located so I can go by there to check it out. Also, I would love to have any info that you have on his third marriage. I would also love to have a picture of Ellis and your grandmother, Sally Bolen Davis for my files too.

      Who are some of the other Underwood’s that you may be related to? If I have their names then I may be able to connect them to your Ellis Frank Underwood.

      At any rate, I hope this information will be helpful to you. Please let me know if you would like anything more on the Underwood Family.

      Christopher Columbus “Lum” Underwood was born January 7, 1854 in Rutherford County, TN and died October 2, 1935 in Bedford County, TN. He was buried in the Elmore Cemetery located on a farm in Rover, TN. I will include a picture of the tombstone in this e-mail (if I remember to do it). I do not have a picture of him. Lum’s parents were Matthew Underwood and Mary Jane Rowland, who married October 19, 1836 in Rutherford County, TN (Marriage Book 1804-1837, Page 168). Matthew Underwood was born in Tennessee and believed to have died just before the birth of “Lum” in Rutherford County, TN. Mary Jane Rowland was born about 1820 in Virginia and believed to have died after 1880.

      Matthew Underwood and Mary Jane Rowland had the following children: William, Mary Elizabeth, James “Kine”, Joseph Elias, Emily, J. Greenberg, Clevy or Eley?, Thomas Garrett and Christopher Columbus “Lum”. Several of these children and their families are buried in the Carlton Cemetery located in Rockvale, TN.


      I do not know anything about Asbury Underwood except for his marriage to Lucinda Smotherman but, then you already knew that yourself. Also, I do not know how Pleasant Underwood fits into the family but, I am sure that he is most likely related to “Lum” in some way or another. You will just have to keep on digging into the past to find out for sure.
      elam2002@earthlink.net
    Person ID I267  new
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2009 

    Father Christopher Columbus "Lum" Underwood,   b. 07 Jan 1854, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1935, Bedford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Lucinda "Missy" West 
    Married 13 Sep 1871  Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F226  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Susie Phelps,   d. 1925, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Oct 1908  Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Underwood
     2. Howard Frank Underwood
     3. Sidney Earl Underwood
     4. Erwin Ellis Underwood
     5. James Edmund Underwood
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Betty Woods 
    Married 06 Mar 1926  Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. May Underwood
     2. Bettie Louise Underwood
     3. Billy Joe Underwood
    Family ID F225  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Sara Virgina Bowlin,   b. 30 Sep 1906, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1968, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ellis Underwood and Gilbert Davis
    Ellis Underwood and Gilbert Davis
    Ellis Underwood was the second husband of Gilbert's grandmother Sallie Bowling Davis Underwood
    Sallie Bowling and Ellis Underwood
    Sallie Bowling and Ellis Underwood
    Sallie was my Great Grandmother and Ellis was her second husband
    Ellis Underwood
    Ellis Underwood
    Ellis Underwood was my Great Grandmother's second husband

    Headstones
    Ellis Underwood Headstone, Eve
    Ellis Underwood Headstone, Eve
    Ellis Underwood 1883-1967
    Ellis Underwood 1883-1967
    Ellis was my great grandmother's second husband

  • Sources 
    1. [S227] SSDI, Compiler: Social Security Administration, (2009), http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&=%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c&_80000002=ellis&_80000003=underwood&gskw=&gs2co=2%2cUSA&gs2pl=45%2cTennessee&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&sbor=&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&srchb=r&gss=angs-b&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&recid=74917867&recoff=1+2&db=ssdi&indiv=1.