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John Underwood b. 1805 probably in Brown Co., Ohio area. He was said to have lived in the area of Cincinnati, OH as a child. He moved his family to Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN around 1837, where several of his children were born. By 1850 he moved to Eddyville, Mahaska Co., Iowa were he lived till his death in 1890.
Mary Mahill Secrest b. 1821 in KY and John Underwood were married in 1862 in Mahaska Co., Iowa. After his death, she went west where her son had found her first husband Michael Secrest in Idaho.
Submitted by Robin, great great great granddaughter