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					                                       NEWS AND VIEWS
                         UNDERHILL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC.
ORGANIZED 1892                              Volume 43, Issue 1, March, 2010                             INCORPORATED 1903

Dear Cousins!
                                                                      A special committee was recently appointed with
 Our Archivist (Phil Blocklyn) has created an index of all          responsibility to provide oversight of the financial situation of
issues of the Bulletin. The index is now available on the           the Society. With the economic situation in the investment
Society website. This may be of use to researchers and those        world it was essential that the board have a procedure for
looking for background information on any number of                 making changes in our portfolio as changes become apparent.
subjects and topics covered in that publication.                    It is a matter of continued importance that we closely monitor
  The index consists of three parts:                                our financial situation for the sake of meeting our ongoing
     (1) a list of articles in each issue, in chronological order   expenses. The committee produced a set of recommendations
         from 1954 through 2008;                                    for making adjustments when the rate of return warrants. The
     (2) a subject index to the same articles; and                  board of directors concurred in the recommendations. Those
     (3) a bibliography of published materials in the Society’s     recommendations are now board policy. Members who might
         collection that relate to Capt. John and his               be interested in the policy or in any details concerning the
         descendants, and to the Society.                           committee may contact me or any member of the committee
                                                                    directly. The members of the Finance Committee include
 The Bulletin is a more scholarly publication that is published     Harry Macy, Gloria Tucker, Harold Campbell and Sam
under the Education and Publishing Fund. There are articles         Mitchell.
that have appeared in the Bulletin over the years that many
researchers would find useful. The Society’s archives are
another rich source for researchers. Inventories covering
much of the archives have been posted to the website in the
public area. We invite members to take a minute and look at         Scenes from Rapid City, South Dakota!
the inventories. Feedback has already indicated that quite a
few historians, genealogists, biographers, etc. have found
entries of interest there and contacted our archivists for copies
of the documents or even made a visit to the archives.

 Yet another index is being pulled together slowly. It will be
an index of this newsletter. Already it is an extensive
document and there is more work before it will be ready for
review. Look for the index to the News and Views in the near

 The By Laws of the Society provide that every five years a
roster of members will be published to include name, address,
telephone and e-mail address (provided those included in the
report concur with the release of such information). The
purpose of the roster of members is to provide an additional        Site of 2010 Annual Meeting – look for details in this issue!
means of connecting families and facilitating the purposes of
the Society.

 Because of the expense of publishing and mailing such a
roster the Board of Directors has determined that the Society
website has the information available to those who would like
access to this information. Thus, the Society will not publish
and mail the membership roster in the future.             The
membership roster is in the members section of the website.
A copy however, may be mailed for a nominal fee. Details
can be obtained from any member of the Board of Directors.
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                                     News and Views, Volume 43, Issue 1, March 2010

              2010 ANNUAL MEETING                                                        OBITUARIES
             ANNUAL MEETING – 2010
                                                                   Carolyn Underhill Harmon
  Mark your calendar now!
Date: October 7-10, 2010
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Hotel: Radisson Hotel
Room rates: $94/night (subject to change)

  Full details concerning registration, costs and activities are
enclosed with this newsletter.

 Airlines serving Rapid City include Delta, Northwest,
United, US Airways, Continental. Average fare is from $300-        The published obituary for this descendant follows:
$600 for coach with 30-day advanced booking.
                                                                    Carolyn Underhill Harmon died Saturday, December 20,
 Activities include golf, fly fishing, art and cultural museums,   2008 at the Presbyterian Harris Hospice Unit in Charlotte, NC.
Wall Drugs, Black Hills, shopping, organized family tours of       She was born April 23, 1928 in Newton, MA, the daughter of
Mt. Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse                  Marion and John H. Underhill. She is survived by her loving
Memorial.                                                          husband, Kenneth, her children, Kenneth, Jr. and wife
                       Tentative schedule:                         Stephanie of Roswell, NM; Lynn and husband Edward
Thurs., Oct. 7 – arrival, buffet dinner in evening.                Goodrich of Tulsa, OK; Royce and wife Melinda of Waxhaw;
Fri. Oct. 8: bus tour.                                             and Mark and wife Mia of Matthews. Also surviving are her
Sat. Oct. 9:   optional bus tour, Annual Dinner and Meeting.       eight grandchildren, her sister Dorothy Taylor of Lincoln, MA
Sun. Oct. 10: departure.                                           and her brother John Underhill, Jr. of Amelia Island, FL.
  Membership in the Underhill Society is not a condition for        Carolyn was a member of PEO and a past president of
attending the Annual Meeting but, of course, it is encouraged!     Chapter E; a long time volunteer caregiver with Hospice and
The 2010 Annual Meeting Coordinator is Jay Tucker. Thank           Palliative Care Charlotte Region; a joyful volunteer with the
you Jay for taking on this project!                                Monday Menders at Sharon Towers; and active in many other
                                                                   areas of her church and community, including the Persian
            UPDATE INFORMATION                                     Pickles sewing group at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
                                                                   Church. For many years she served on the board of directors
  The Society continues to update its extensive archival data      of Physically Disabled Adults. Her ease with and caring for
collections with new information and update information on         people touched many lives here and around the country. Her
members and descendants. Notice about the birth or death of        compassion reached around the world through the many
a descendant is especially appreciated. Other life events are      foreign guests she hosted in her home with Charlotte Sister
also useful because we would like to include that in a future      Cities and International House and her travels abroad.
issue of this newsletter. A picture is always nice and can be
sent by email. If a picture is sent by regular mail let us know     A memorial service will be held on December 27, 2008 at 11
if it needs to be returned. Life events include marriages,         am at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, 8601 Bryant
graduations, awards and achievements, new employment and           Farms Road, Charlotte, NC 28277. In lieu of flowers, please
anything else that helps families connect and celebrate being      consider a gift in her name to Hospice and Palliative Care
family!                                                            Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC
 When members change their residence mailing address
or email address please notify the Society. It helps us to          Carolyn Kelsey Underhill was the daughter of John Huber
keep our contact lists up to-date.                                 Underhill and Marion Kelsey. Her dad was raised in Summit,
                                                                   NJ, the son of Elmer Underhill of Summit, but her dad lived
 Members with internet capability are asked to inform the          mostly in Newton, MA and in later life in Francistown, NH.
Society of willingness to receive our publications by              Carolyn married Kenneth Harmon in Jun 1950 and they had
electronic means rather than regular mail.                         four children. Kenneth’s work led the family to various parts
                                                                   of the USA, but principally in the mid-west and south. The
                                                                   family lived in Charlotte for 25 years before she died.

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Carolyn lived by a creed taught her by her father – “Be who     Jack Willard Underhill
you are. Do not try to be someone else.” Wherever the family     Jack, 88, died February 14, 2009 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He
lived she made deep friendships.                                was born in Fort Wayne February 17, 1921, the son of Floyd
                                                                Castleman and Roselia L. (Strausser) Underhill, and was a
  Her grandfather is #5928 Elmer Underhill whose genealogy      descendant of John Underhill of Guilford County, North
is reported in Volume 3, page 1018 of the Underhill             Carolina. See Vol. 6, p. 1349, which shows that he was
Genealogy (published in 1932), Volume 6, page 644               married to Carol Ann Buzzard and was the father of James
(published in 1980) and Volume 7, pages 332-333 (published      Lloyd, John Floyd, and Jeffrey Alan Underhill..
2002). One of Elmer’s children is John Huber (descendant
#6308) - the father of Carolyn.                                 James Underhill Snydacker
  Carolyn was a Life Member of the Society.                      James, 72, formerly of Evanston and a resident of Grayslake
                                                                for the past five years, passed away Dec. 14, 2009 at Condell
Margaret (Marge) Helen Richards Underhill                       Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois. Born Aug. 19, 1937,
The obituary published in the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger on        in Chicago, he was a graduate of the Loomis School in
January 28, 2010 for this descendant follows:                   Windsor, Conn., the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and
                                                                was the recipient of a master of liberal arts degree from the
 Margaret H. Underhill, 86, of Cedar Grove passed away on       University of Chicago.
January 26, 2010, at the Sunrise Senior Living at West Essex,
under care of Compassionate Care Hospice. Friends and            Mr. Snydacker and his family lived and traveled throughout
family are invited Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. for       the United States and Japan. He was a longtime logistics and
visitation at Shook’s Cedar Grove Funeral home. Interment is    distributions executive for Sears Roebuck and Company,
at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.                            Montgomery Ward and Dayton Hudson (Lechmere Division).
                                                                He also formed and was president of the Logistics and Service
 Marge Underhill was born in Queens County in New York          Company, prior to his retirement in 1996. Jim was also an
City to Edward and Florence (nee Vollman) Richards. She         active participant in community affairs, having held such
graduated from Franklin K. Lane High School and Packard         positions as president of the Sheffield Neighbors Association
Business College. Shortly after marriage, Marge moved to        in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, the New England Village
Cedar Grove and has resided there since 1951. When the          Association in Evanston and the Mental Health Association of
children were grown, Marge attended Rutgers University to       Evanston.
acquire registration as a New Jersey municipal clerk. She was
employed by the township of Cedar Grove and held a variety       Surviving are his wife, Julia (nee Ingram) Snydacker of
of positions prior to her appointment as municipal clerk, a     Grayslake; daughters, Anne (Alan) Shivak of Highland Park
position she held from 1979 until her retirement in 1987. In    and Rebecca (John) Antonoglu of Glenview; three
all, Marge served Cedar Grove for 15 years.                     grandchildren, Nicholas John and Julia Mary Antonoglu, and
                                                                James Underhill Shivak; sisters, Elizabeth (Robert)
 In 1986, Marge was elected to serve a year’s term as           Cottlington and Susan (Daniel) Hochvert; and his brother,
president of the Essex County Municipal Clerk’s Association.    William (Melissa) Snydacker. Services were held at the
Marge is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Everett    Burnett-Dell Funeral home, Libertyville. (Obituaries in the
Underhill; a son, Richard and his wife, Linda; daughter,        Chicago Tribune Dec. 16, 2009, and Chicago Suburban Daily
Cynthia Dalton and her husband, Timothy; her brother, Jim       Herald, Dec. 17, 2009).
and his wife, Audrey; four grandchildren, Tracy, Melissa,
Michael, and Caroline and her husband, Anthony, and one          He was the son of James Underhill Snydacker (1903-1955)
great-granddaughter, Briella. In lieu of flowers, memorial      and Zifforah F. Snydacker (1914-2000), and a descendant of
contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s      Capt. John Underhill. See Vol. 5, p. 594.
Association, Greater NJ Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251,
Denville, NJ 07834-1365, or The Compassionate Care              Barbara E. (Strong) Underhill.
Hospice, 66 Mount Prospect Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013.              Barbara, 79, of Warwick, Rhode Island, died May 4, 2009 at
                                                                Kent Hospital, Warwick. She was the wife of Robert
 We are saddened to learn of the death of Marge. She was a      Kempton Underhill. Born in Providence, a daughter of the
great supporter of her husband Everett Andrew Underhill who     late Robert B. and Flora (Davis) Strong, she lived in Newport,
is presently serving as a Vice President on the Board of        N. H. before moving to Warwick in 2000. She was a graduate
Directors of the Underhill Society. She was born April 16,      of Classical High School in Providence and a 1951 graduate of
1923 and is a daughter of Edward James and Florence Helen       the University of Rhode Island. Mrs. Underhill was a teacher
(Vollman) Richards. Everett’s lineage is reported in Volume     in public schools in New Hampshire and Vermont, retiring in
7 of the Underhill Genealogy, pages 521-522.                    1995. She was a member of the New Hampshire chapter of

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the N. E. A. Besides her husband she is survived by five
children, Cheryl L. Handy of Charlestown, N. H., Robert K.
Underhill, Jr. of Newbury, N. H., Keith C. Underhill of
Bedford, N. H., Scott D. Underhill of Temecula, Calif. And
Julie E. Underhill of Hampton Falls, N. H.; a sister, Jacqueline
Richard of Amelia Island, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the family’s
home on June 21. (Obituaries in Warwick (RI) Times 14 May
2009 and Bennington (VT) Banner same date).
 Robert Kempton Underhill is a descendant of Capt. John
Underhill, see Vol. 5, p. 714.

                FAMILY UPDATES
 Cathy Lynn Underhill Digue’ sent an update to the Society
on her family. Cathy is a descendant in the branch of the
family known as John W. Underhill of DeKalb Co., TN. She
is married to Gregory Paul Digue’. They reside in
Indianapolis, IN. Her family lineage is shown in Vol. 8
(2002) of the Underhill Genealogy, p. 1311.

Blake Alexander Digue’ married September 18, 2009
Heather Marie Sutton in Indianapolis, IN. She is the daughter
of Jim and Cheryl Sutton of Lexington, KY. Blake is
employed at the Fayette County Urban Correctional Facility in      Blake Digue’ and his wife Heather.
Lexington and heather is training to become an EMT. Blake
and Heather expect their first child this August.                   Jon Gabriel Underhill and his wife Bethaney Ann (Hess)
 Blake is the father of Sean Alexander Digue’ who was born         Funston of Bentonville, VA announce the birth of their first
May 10, 2007 in Lexington, KY. Sean’s mother is Ashley             son Grayson Elliott Mar. 17, 1010 in Farquier Hosp.,
Wims. Blake and his wife reside in Nicholasville, KY.              Warrenton, VA. Jon and his wife were married Aug. 14, 2004
                                                                   in Warrenton. She is the daughter of Jimmy Denver Hess and
 Clay Fitzpatrick Digue’ married Amanda Joan Rosendaul             Sharon Beth Jackson. Jon is a former police officer in VA and
October 18, 2008 in Jackson, MI. She is the daughter of Sue        is pursuing a writing career.
and Randy Rosendaul.         Clay is employed at Jackson
Anesthesia Billing Company as HR Assistant Manager in               Brindi Lue (Underhill) Green and her husband Bradley K.
Jackson, MI and Amanda is employed is employed in                  Green announce the birth of their first daughter Zaiya Lue on
Allegiance Hospital in Jackson.                                    Jun. 16, 2009 in Grand Rapids, MI. Bradley was born Mar.
 Clay and Amanda’s baby arrived December 21, 2009 in               20, 1986. He and Brindi were married Aug. 23, 2008 in East
Jackson, MI at Allegiance Hospital. Mackenzie Eileen Digue’        Lansing, MI. She is a nurse with Spectrum Hospital in Grand
arrived in fine shape and weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces and       Rapids, MI.
was 19 inches tall. Blake and Clay are the two children of
Cathy and Gregory.                                                  Jon and Brindi are children of Ronald Wayne Underhill of
                                                                   Laingsburg, MI. See Vol. 7:730 of the U. G.
 Dixie Louis Underhill and Naomi Bratcher celebrated their
60th Wedding Anniversary February 11, 2010. Their children,
grandchildren and great grandchildren celebrated with cake
and punch reception after renewing their wedding vows                            BE A VOLUNTEER
February 13, 2010 at Madison Street Baptist Church in                          WITH THE UNDERHILL
McMinnville, TN. Dixie’s lineage is recorded in Vol. 8                               SOCIETY!
(2002) of the Underhill Genealogy, pages 1304-1305. Dixie                      YOUR HELP WOULD BE
and Naomi are the parents of Cathy Lynn Underhill Digue’.
                                                                                APPRECIATED – JUST
                                                                             CONTACT A BOARD MEMBER

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               A PROUD HISTORY                                   are listed in the Officers Page [of the website]. Together with
                                                                 hundreds of Underhill men and women, they have made the
                                                                 Society, now more than 100 years old, one of the largest and
 The Underhill Society of America was founded in 1892 at         most successful organizations of its kind.
Brooklyn, NY, by David Harris Underhill and other members
of the Underhill families of North America. A Constitution       (From “Brief History” at
was adopted in 1899 (revised 1957, 1973, 1991) and the
Society was incorporated in New York State in 1903. Annual
Meetings have been held every year since the founding, except             SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
for a brief hiatus in the 1940’s.
                                                                   Please note that we have adopted new procedures for mailing
 The Society published an Annual Report from 1893 through        items from the Heritage Corner (see the order form enclosed
1937, an annual historical Bulletin since 1954, and a semi-      with this newsletter for details).
annual newsletter, “News and Views”, since 1970. The
following books have been published by or for the Society:         Because of the increased costs of postage we have found it
Newes from America by Capt. John Underhill (reprint) 1902,       necessary to add that cost to the price for any item ordered
1951, 1972; Underhill Burying Ground by D. H. and F. J.          from the Heritage Corner. Therefore, upon receipt of an order
Underhill, 1926; Underhills of Warwickshire by John H.           form (either from this newsletter or from the website) the cost
Morrison, 1932; John Underhill Captain of New England and        of the lowest postage rate will be added to the price of the
New Netherlands by Henry C. Shelley, 1932; and the               item. Once that is determined we will contact the person who
Underhill Genealogy, Vols. I-IV edited by Josephine C. Frost,    ordered the item(s) and inform the person of the total cost.
1932, Vols. V-VI by Edwin R. Deats and Harry Macy, Jr.,          We will do that by email, telephone call, or mailed copy of the
1980, and Vols. VII-VIII compiled by Carl J. Underhill and       order form. The item(s) ordered will be held for 30-days and
published the same year, which reflect concerted efforts by      if not paid for will be returned to our inventory.
many to update, correct, and extend the descendants reported
in earlier volumes.                                                     THE FAMILY OF SARAH AMELIA
 Over the years the Society has accumulated considerable
material on Underhill history and genealogy, much of it still    By: Rob Underhill, Columbus, Ohio –
unpublished. This collection was maintained in the home of
                                                                   Sarah Amelia Underhill is one of six children of Isaac
David Harris Underhill until his death in 1935, and spent the
                                                                 Horton Underhill (a 6th generation descendant of the family
next 45 years in storage. In 1981 space was leased in the
                                                                 Founder) and Mary Hatfield. Her siblings included Abbey
Townsend Society’s house at Oyster Bay, NY, as a
                                                                 Jane, Daniel K., Bishop, Isaac, and John Ferris Underhill.
headquarters for the Underhill Society and a museum-library
                                                                 Sarah married Bernard L. Smyth (see Vol. 5, Underhill
for its collection. The Society has employed an archivist to
                                                                 Genealogy, p. 307). This genealogy gives her dates, the
prepare the collection for use by researchers.
                                                                 names of her husband and son, and the fact that they lived in
                                                                 New York City, but nothing more.
 In 1908 the Society erected a large monument to Capt. John
Underhill, over his grave in the Underhill Burying Ground.        Bernard L. Smith was born in Ireland in about 1821 and
President Theodore Roosevelt spoke at the dedication. The        came to America, into New York, NY sometime between
Society has also erected historical markers to commemorate       1845 and 1850, and became a naturalized citizen on Mar. 17,
the family and its association with various places and events.   1854. He married Sarah Amelia Underhill on May 16, 1855 in
                                                                 New York City.
 Among many descendants who have contributed to the
                                                                  Bernard and Sarah had one son, Sidney, born Aug. 24, 1858.
Society’s success, none was more generous than Myron C.
                                                                 By Dec. 1869, Sarah Underhill Smyth was dead. According to
Taylor (1874-1959), one time Chairman of U. S. Steel Corp.
                                                                 the 1870 US Federal Census, Bernard and his son lived in the
and U. S. Representative to the Vatican. He sponsored the
                                                                 residence of John Ferris Underhill. John F. Underhill was
research and publication of many of the books listed above,
                                                                 Sarah’s younger brother and was already a widower, with his
erected Underhill memorial tablets, led the revitalization of
                                                                 two children and his widowed mother. Also living in that
the Society in 1950, ensured the preservation of the Underhill
                                                                 residence was Abbey Jane Underhill Skinner and her son,
Burying Ground, and made possible the creation of the
                                                                 Reuben. So, there were four widows in one residence!
Education and Publishing Fund.
                                                                  In these years, Bernard L. Smyth went into the stock trading
 The growth of the Society to its present strength has also      and brokering business. He became an auctioneer later on.
been due to the devoted efforts of its officers, some of whom

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He was mentioned many times in the New York Times and the            Helen Dunnell Smyth was married to Alexander Hammond
Wall Street Journal. The most prominent article about him is        Rutherford of California on Oct. 22, 1911 at the residence of
The New York Times article titled “WALL STREET HOUSES               the bride’s parents: 105 E. 39th St., New York, NY. Reverend
GO DOWN:          ANOTHER DAY OF EXCITEMENT                         Andrew Findlay Underhill officiated the wedding, as reported
MARKED BY THREE FAILURES,” dated May 5, 1893. In                    in The New York Times. They lived in San Francisco,
the second column, toward the end of the article:                   California, according to the 1920 US Federal Census. They
                                                                    had no children and were probably divorced before 1930. I do
 “The firm of B. L. Smyth & Co. was composed of Bernard L.
                                                                    not know if she remarried or not as she was still living in
Smyth and his son, Sidney L. Smyth. It was formed in May,
                                                                    California by 1930. I do not have her death date.
1887. B. L. Smyth became a member of the Stock Exchange in
1869. He was formerly a partner of George G. Haven in the
                                                                     Marian Lyman Smyth was married to E. Coe Kerr of New
firm of Underhill, Haven & Smyth.”
                                                                    York (1886-?) on May 15, 1912 at the residence of the bride’s
 In The New York Times, March 27, 1895, it erroneously              parents. Rev. Andrew F. Underhill once again officiated the
reported that Bernard L. Smyth had died.                            wedding, as reported in The New York Times. They had two
                                                                    children: E. Coe Kerr, Jr. (1915-1973) and Ann Kerr (1925-
…he died of apoplexy at his Bay Ridge Home at the age of 74,        2001), both of Mill Neck. I was surprised to learn in the
that he was the veteran of Wall Street and a member of the          course of my research that E. Coe Kerr, Jr. was the Founder of
Stock Exchange since 1869 and was a senior partner in the           the famous Coe Kerr Gallery and had exhibited the artworks
brokerage house of B. L. Smyth & co. at 51 Exchange Place.          of my favorite artist, Andrew Wyeth. I have a couple books,
                                                                    one with the three generations of Wyeths and their artworks.
 However, I could not locate a retraction of that article after I   Weren’t Wyeth’s famous Helga artworks exhibited at the Coe
discovered (by chance) that he actually died on March 7th,          Kerr Gallery back in the 1980s with big fanfare?
1900 as reported in The New York Times obituary.
                                                                     I do not have Marian’s date of death, and was not able to
 That was all I found about Bernard L. Smyth. We can now            learn more about her children. However, Harry Macy, Jr.
move on to his son, Sidney Lanier Smyth. As many already            found some additional information in the 1971 Social
know his birthday, Sidney joined his father in the stock            Register, which showed that Mrs. E. Coe Kerr (nee Marian L.
brokering business. I assume that he took over his father’s         Smyth) was living in Manhattan. Her son E. Code Kerr, Jr.
company before or after his father’s death. Before 1876, he         and his wife Anne Wright Baxter Kerr were also in Manhattan
married Elizabeth Lyman Dunnell (1859-1930), daughter of            and they had a son who was married and living in Mill Neck.
John and Mary Dunnell of New York.                                  Marian’s daughter Anne Kerr had married Philip A. S.
                                                                    Franklin and was living in Locust Valley, N. Y. and had
 They had two children: Helen Dunnell Smyth (abt 1876) and          several children. Mr. Macy noted that both Mill Neck and
Marian Lyman Smyth (abt. 1880). However, for an odd                 Locust Valley are near the site of Capt. John Underhill’s
reason I’m unable to locate all of them in the 1900 US Federal      home, “Killingworth.”
Census (and I’m guessing it may be a transcription error or
something). A New York Times article about Sidney L.                 The 1991 Social Register reported that E. Coe Kerr Jr.’s
Smyth, published on Nov. 21, 1912:                                  widow Anne had married Jan. 5, 1990 at Charleston, S. C., to
                                                                    David R. Williams, Jr. After learning this I was able to find
“B. L. Smyth & Co. Dissolve.          The Stock Exchange            that she died in October 2007. E. Coe Kerr Jr. died in 1973 in
partnership of B. L. Smyth & Co. of 42 Broadway, has been           Lisbon, Portugal, and his sister Anne Kerr Franklin died in
dissolved. Sidney L. Smyth, the board member, will hold his         April 2001.
seat on the Exchange and make his headquarters with C. W.
Turner & Co. at the same address. The late B. L. Smyth, who                       BOARD APPOINTMENT
founded the business, bought his seat on the Stock Exchange
in 1869.”                                                            It is a pleasure to welcome Paul Thomas Bay Underhill of
                                                                    New Brunswick, Canada to the Board of Directors. He brings
 Sidney was still alive in Apr. 1929 as he was identified in the    a great deal of eagerness and enthusiasm that will be very
New York Passenger List of that date, coming back from              useful in extending family connections throughout Canada.
Bermuda. However he may have died later in the same year
or after, but I could locate his obituary from The New York          Bay is married to Jennifer Ann and they make their home in
Times. However, I did locate an obituary of his wife who died       St. Stephen. He is a retired Canadian Forces officer with
in the residence of her younger daughter on Sep. 23, 1930 at        service in NATO and expertise in EOD and Explosives Safety.
Mill Neck, Long Island, New York.
                                                                     Welcome Bay and Jennifer!
 We now turn to their daughters, Helen and Marian.

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             BOARD OF DIRECTORS                              Y-DNA Project Manager - Bob Underhill
                                                             9 Valley View Lane, South Deerfield, MA 01373-9600
President - Carl J. Underhill                                413-665-4094
3085 N. Bluff Ct., Hudsonville, MI 49426           
616-662-5061 cell 616-460-5295                                           2010 Annual Meeting - Jay Tucker
                                                             1033 Oleta Mill Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4416
Vice President - Harold Campbell                   
PO Box 2897, Setauket, NY 11733-0869
631-941-9392 cell 631-547-9148                               Canadian Representative                                  Paul (Bay) Underhill
                                                             45 Duke St
Winter address (Nov and Feb-Mar):                            St. Stephen, NB E3L 2H1
11046 Seminole Palm Way, Fort Myers, FL 33966                506-466-5122

Vice President – Donald Underhill                            Chairman of the Board - George T. Underhill, Jr.
615 Bent Tree Dr., Euless, TX 76039-2117                     Summer (May 16-Oct 14)
817-267-7928 cell 817-715-2084                               400 Crabbs Lane, Louisville, KY 40206-2710                                         502-893-2197

Vice President – Everett A. Underhill                        Winter (Oct 15-May15)
27 Bruce Ct., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009-1716                     183 Via Napoli, Wyndemere Country Club
973-239-0887                                                 Naples, FL 34105-7112
                                                             239-354-2816 cell 502-418-5039
Treasurer/Membership – Gloria Tucker               
PO Box 712, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-0712
516-922-1294                                                 Archivist – Philip Blocklyn                                             PO Box 712, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-0712
Historian - Harriet Streek                         
96 Euclid Ave., Massapequa, NY 11758
516-799-8152                                                 Education and Publishing Fund Trustees                                         (3-year terms expire 2012)
                                                             Harry Macy, Jr., Chairman
Library, Museum, and Antiquities Director                    Melvin L. Underhill
Harry Macy, Jr., 300 E 33rd St., Apt 5-D                     Carl J. Underhill
New York, NY 10016-9406                                          Editor, News and Views - vacant
                                                             Editor, Bulletin – vacant
Internet/ Database Manager - Melvin L. Underhill             Genealogist – vacant
5008 Olde Creek Way, Prospect, KY 40059-9685                 Contact - Carl J. Underhill
502-228-3230                                            Finance Committee
                                                             Harold Campbell
Director at Large – Samuel U. Mitchell                       Gloria Tucker
30 Meritoria Dr., E. Williston, NY 11596-2005                Harry Macy, Jr.
516-747-6413                                                 Sam Mitchell

Heritage Corner Director – Inez Mae Hubka
3091 Bristol Oak Dr., Dowling, MI 49050-9766

                           UNDERHILL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC.
                          News and Views, Volume 43, Issue 1, March 2010


Item   Description                                             Quantity/Size      Price    Total
1      Underhill Burial Ground Book, maps included,                              $10.00
       published in 1926
2      Newes from America, written by Capt. John Underhill                         6.00
       in 1638 and reproduced by D. Harris Underhill
3      Underhill Genealogy, Vol. 5 and 6
4      Underhill Genealogy, Vols. 7 and 8
5      Favorite Recipes from Underhill Kitchens
6      1” Coat of Arms Lapel Pin                                                   9.00
7      Coat of Arms Patches                                                        9.00
8      Patches embroidered with the Coat of Arms                                   9.00
9      White coffee mug with green Coat of Arms                                    5.00
10     Picture of Coat of Arms, black and white                                    2.00
11     Stickers with Underhill Coat of Arms, set of 15                             2.50
12     Decal with Coat of Arms, set of 3                                           1.00
13     Green translucent ink pen with Coat of Arms                                 1.00
14     Tote bag with Coat of Arms                                                 17.50
15     Attaché case with Coat of Arms                                             21.50
16     Luggage tags with Coat of Arms                                              1.00
17     Black travel alarm lock with Coat of Arms                                   6.25
18     White key chain                                                             1.00
19     Golf umbrella with Coat of Arms                                         Not avail
20     Denim shirt, long sleeve with Coat of Arms                                 25.00
       S (3), M (1), L (3), XL (2), XXL (3) – PRICE
21     T-shirts, white with Coat of Arms                                           8.50
       S (7), M (1), XXL (1) – PRICE REDUCED
22     Polo shirt with Coat of Arms                                               20.00
       M (9) – PRICE REDUCED
23     Sweatshirts, green with Coat of Arms                                       19.00
       S (3), M (2) – PRICE REDUCED
24     Baseball caps with Coat of Arms – PRICE REDUCED                             5.00
25     1971 Bulletin Descendants of Capt John from Nathaniel                       5.00
26     1972 Bulletin Descendants of Capt John from David                           5.00
27     1983 Bulletin “John Underhill Revisited”                                    5.00
28     1980 Bulletin “Voyage to California and Return”                             5.00
29     1984 Bulletin “The Ancestry of William Underhill of                         5.00
       Dorset, VT”
30     1985 Bulletin Capt John, Gentleman Soldier of Fortune                      10.00
31     1992 Bulletin, 100th Anniversary                                            3.00
32     1994 Bulletin “The United British Empire Loyalists”                         5.00
33     1997-1998 Bulletin “The Wolcott Letters”                                    5.00
34     2002 Bulletin “Phebe Underhill Smith and George                             5.00
       Seneca Underhill”
35     Water bottle with Coat of Arms in green                                     5.00

                           UNDERHILL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC.
                          News and Views, Volume 43, Issue 1, March 2010


Name: __________________________________________ Tel #: ______________________
            Please print

Street address: _______________________________________________________________

City: ________________________ State/Province: _______ Zip/Postal Code: ___________

Email: _____________________________________________________

This is a 2-part order form.

Send the completed form without payment to:

 Heritage Corner-Underhill Society of America
 c/o Inez Mae Hubka
 3091 Bristol Oak Dr.
 Dowling, MI 49050-9766

Upon receipt of the completed order form you will be informed of the total cost of the item that
includes shipping and handling. Ordered items will be promptly sent to you once payment is

Orders will be held for 30-days and if not paid for will be returned to inventory.

Payment must be received in US Funds only. Make checks payable to the Underhill Society. Send
payment to the same address as above.

                                UNDERHILL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC.
                               News and Views, Volume 43, Issue 1, March 2010

                     JOIN US IN RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA!

For 2010, the Underhill Society’s Annual Meeting and Reunion will be held in Rapid City, South Dakota in the center of
many historic monuments and national parks, including Mount Rushmore and The Badlands National Park.

What:             The 2010 Underhill Society Annual Meeting and Reunion
When:             Thursday, October 7th through Sunday, October 10th
Where:            Radisson Hotel Rapid City, Rapid City, South Dakota

Getting There: Driving there is scenic with I-90 passing through the city. Flying will require one or two intermediate
stops. Rapid City is serviced by Delta/Northwest, Allegiant Air, United and Frontier Airlines.
Accommodations: The event will be held at the Radisson Hotel, located in downtown Rapid City, convenient to
shopping, dining and walking tours.
Underhill Society Activities: On Thursday evening, a buffet dinner will be held so that arriving members can easily
gather and socialize as a group. Also on Thursday, the Society Board will conduct its meeting. On Saturday evening, the
Annual Meeting and Dinner for members and guests will be held. On Sunday morning, before departure, the Board
members will conduct their closing meeting.
Sightseeing Activities: Thursday, arrival day, will be free to orient yourself with the local area. On Friday, a guided
bus tour will take members to Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park and The Crazy Horse Memorial. On Saturday, there
will be two options; you can either arrange personal activities such as golf, trout fishing, and individual sightseeing, or if
enough people are interested, an organized bus tour will take Society members to the Badlands National Park and Wall
Costs and Registration: Included in the News and Views is the Annual Meeting and Reunion Registration Form which
provides details on the costs for the bus tours and organized meals. The hotel rate is $94.00 per night. Attendees will be
responsible for their own hotel expenses. Pre-payment for organized meals and tours will be required.
Weather: Average daytime temperature May through October, 73 degrees; November through April, 42 degrees.
Reservations: Members will make their own room reservations directly with the Radisson Hotel Rapid City. 605-348-8300.
Mention the Underhill Family Reunion. Bus tour arrangements will be made by the event organizer, Jay Tucker, based on
member responses.
Preliminary Itinerary:
Thursday, October 7, 2010: Arrival of members and guests, buffet dinner at hotel, meeting of Board of Directors.
Friday, October 8, 2010:       Breakfast and dinner are free time, day-long guided bus tour for members.
Saturday, October 9, 2010: Free for individual activities, possible organized bus tour, Annual Meeting and Dinner.
Sunday, October 10, 2010: Meeting of the Board of Directors and departure.
What To Do Now:
  Check for flight arrangements to and from Rapid City.
  Contact the Rapid City Visitors’ Bureau for the Tourist Package., or call 1-800-487-3223.
  Decide if you plan to attend.
  Decide what organized tour activities you want to do and notify Jay Tucker at, (828) 685-2508.
  Also, contact Jay Tucker with any questions.
  Make your room and transportation reservations.
Additional Vacation and Sightseeing Information:
  For information about South Dakota travel and vacation, and Rapid City, go to and,

The Underhill Society Board of Directors and I hope to see you in Rapid City!


Jay Tucker, Event Chairman

                                   UNDERHILL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC.
                                  News and Views, Volume 43, Issue 1, March 2010

                                  Underhill Society Annual Meeting and Reunion
                                   Rapid City, South Dakota October 7-10, 2010
                                                   Registration Form

If you plan on attending the Society’s Annual meeting, please complete this Registration Form and return
to the address indicated at the bottom.

Name            _________________________________________________________________
Address         _________________________________________________________________
E-Mail          _______________________________ Phone ____________________________
Names of Attendees:
    1.          __________________________________________________Age____________
    2.          __________________________________________________Age____________
    3.          __________________________________________________Age____________
    4.          __________________________________________________Age____________

There are a number of activities scheduled for the weekend. Please indicate those activities in which you
plan to participate, the number of persons, and your total cost.
Thursday, October 7, 2010                                                                         Total
____     Buffet Dinner:          _____ X $ 27 **          (per person)      =               $
Friday, October 8, 2010
____     Bus Tour                _____ X $ 55*            (per person)     =                $
(includes Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park, Buffet Lunch,
Crazy Horse Memorial)
Saturday, October 9, 2010
____     Bus Tour (optional)     _____ X $ 40*            (per person)     =                $
(includes Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, lunch not included)
_____    Annual Dinner           _____ X $ 23**           (per person)     =                $     __________
(Circle desired entrée…Sirloin Beef, Chicken)                      Grand Total               $
 * Price subject to change by $5 based on final number of attendees. Tax included.
** Price includes tax and gratuity. Children 12 and under are half-price.

Return this completed form together with your check (US Funds), payable to Underhill Society, by September 1, 2010 to:
     Mr. Jay Tucker, 1033 Oleta Mill Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Direct questions to Jay by telephone (828) 685-2508 or by email to

                           UNDERHILL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, INC.
                          News and Views, Volume 43, Issue 1, March 2010

                         Underhill Society of America

Printed Name: _______________________________________________________________

Printed Street Address: _____________________________________________________

City, State/Province: _______________________________________________________

Complete Zip/Postal Code _____________________      Country: ____________________

Check Membership category below:

Check:   _______ New Member    ___________ Renewal Member      _________ Current Member

            Individual                $15.00 per year

            Family/Husband & Wife   $25.00 per year
            (Membership includes children under 18 – please list below)

            Sustaining                $50.00 per year

            Life                      $300.00

Enter amount of voluntary charitable donation to Education & Pub Fund:         $_____________
 [Donations to E&P Fund are tax deductible under IRC Section 501(c)(3)]
If “in honor of” or “in memory of,” print name here: ____________________________________

Mail this application with payment in US funds to:
      Underhill Society of America, Inc.
      Gloria Tucker, Treasurer
      PO Box 712
      Oyster Bay, NY 11771-0712

For member applicants print the name(s) of children up to age 18 years here:


Membership as a Life Member will be granted upon payment of $300 in installments of $30
each month for a 10-month period. Any lapse in the payment schedule will result in the
amount then paid on account to be applied to another membership category. If applying
for this program, sign below and send your first payment with this completed form to:
Carl Underhill (President), 3085 N. Bluff Ct., Hudsonville, MI 49426-1584.

Date: ____________________            Signature:    _____________________________


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