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Susanna Underwood

Susanna Underwood

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  • Name Susanna Underwood  [1
    Born 1747  Westford,Middlesex,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Sep 1845  Marlboro,Windham,Vermont,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    •        Susanna Underwood, wife of Capt. Simeon Adams, was born in Westford, Mass. in 1747 and was about 16 years old when her family removed to Suffield, Conn. where two years later she married Capt. Adams, who was 23 years her senior.  She was a remarkable woman in many respects. Tall, with a large frame, a complexion almost swarthy, and a commanding presence, she was eminently fitted to be the helpmeet of the rugged soldier and pioneer whose wife she was.
             She was an intellectual and witty as well as a muscular woman and many stories are told of her.  Two tramps came to her house once and finding no one but a woman, sat down to the table and demanded dinner. She seized the long handled shovel from the fireplace and advancing, threatened to brain them if they hesitated about leaving.  They quickly left.
              Her life covered the period of the Revolution in which her father served as an American soldier.  She was a generous and kind hearted woman, and fed and sheltered many Revolutionary soldiers after the war, when, poor and unpaid, they came to her door.
              Once when one called and asked for food, she asked him from what place he came, and he rather impudently replied, "from Heaven." "Go on then" she at once replied, "If you came from Heaven you surely need no earthly food,"----and on he went.
              The Underwood family seem to have been witty.  Susanna's brother. Thadeus, had a son Richard, who was a favorite because of his wit and ability to make rhymes and for that reason was much in demand in parties and other gatherings in Marlboro and vicinity.
              It is probably that the facetiousness and ready wit of some members of the Halladay family have descended to them from their ancestors on the Underwood side.
              Susanna Underwood Adams died at Marlboro, Vt. Sept. 14, 1845 at the great age of 98 years.
              The following article from the Vermont Phoenix of Sept. 25, 1845 is indicative of the esteem in which she was held.
              "Died at Marlboro, Vt. on the 14th instant Susanna Adams, aged 98 years. She survived her husband 42 years and buried 41 of her descendants.  Her posterity consisted of 7 children, 38 grandchildren, 127 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren, who number 183.
              There are now living in different parts of the country 142 of her descendants to remember her virtues and her delight in their prosperity. Mrs. Adams was born in Medway, Conn. in 1747. (This is wrong as she was born in Westford, Mass.  Her
      mother was born in Medway, Mass.). In the early days of Vermont she came with her husband to this new country to endure its hardships and reap its prospective rewards.  She was remarkable for the strength of her memory as well as her bodily vigor and energy of character; she could sympathize with the afflicted and with a benevolent heart open the door of charity to the needy, but time in its flight bears the strongest as well as the oldest to the grave.

      The bell strikes one, we take no note of time,
      But from its loss, to give it then a tongue
      Is wise in man, as if an angel spoke,
      I feel the solemn sound." [3]
    Person ID I5971  Rgstrong Family genes.
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 

    Father Ancestors Jonathan Underwood,   b. 22 Jan 1715/16, Westford,Middlesex,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1794, Marlboro,Windham,Vermont,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Ancestors Hannah Richardson,   b. 25 Dec 1718, Medway,Suffolk,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1813, Marlboro,Windham,Vermont,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 15 Jun 1739  Westford,Middlesex,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Capt. Simeon Adams,   b. 30 Nov 1724, Suffield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1803, Marlboro,Windham,Vermont,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1765  [4
    Children 
     1. Hannah Adams,   b. 23 Nov 1767, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1771, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Natural]
    Married: 1x2. Capt. Oliver Adams,   b. 3 Apr 1769, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1828, Hinsdale,Cheshire,New Hampshire,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Natural]
    Married: 1x3. Capt. Simeon Adams,   b. 8 Jan 1771, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1846, Marlboro,Windham,Vermont,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Natural]
     4. David Adams,   b. 9 Jun 1773, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Natural]
    Married: 1x5. Hannah Adams,   b. 10 Oct 1775, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hubbardston,Worcester,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    +6. Susanna Adams Married: 2x2x ,   b. 11 Jul 1778, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1870, Rutland,Worcester,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [Natural]
     7. Rufus Adams,   b. 20 Mar 1785, Marlboro,Windham,Vermont,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Natural]
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F1331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1747 - Westford,Middlesex,Massachusetts,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hannah Adams - 23 Nov 1767 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Capt. Oliver Adams - 3 Apr 1769 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Capt. Simeon Adams - 8 Jan 1771 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - David Adams - 9 Jun 1773 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hannah Adams - 10 Oct 1775 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Susanna Adams - 11 Jul 1778 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Rufus Adams - 20 Mar 1785 - Marlboro,Windham,Vermont,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Sep 1845 - Marlboro,Windham,Vermont,United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Chapter XI, Nathan Halladay and Allied Families" in The Wheeler Family of Rutland, Mass. and Some of Their Ancestors., Wheeler, Daniel Merrick, ((Pittsfield, Mass.?. unknown. 1924.) [online] Ancestry.com), http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookList.aspx?dbid=27293., 1771-1816; pg. 111 & 1694--- & 1724-1803, pg. 115 (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2005.
      "He followed his trade, that of a tanner, both at Marlboro, Vt. and at Richmond, N.H. where he lived for a short time with his family."

    2. [S34] Chapter XI, Nathan Halladay and Allied Families" in The Wheeler Family of Rutland, Mass. and Some of Their Ancestors., Wheeler, Daniel Merrick, ((Pittsfield, Mass.?. unknown. 1924.) [online] Ancestry.com), http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookList.aspx?dbid=27293., 1724-1803, pg. 116 & 117 & 1716-1794, Pg. 120 (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2005.

    3. [S34] Chapter XI, Nathan Halladay and Allied Families" in The Wheeler Family of Rutland, Mass. and Some of Their Ancestors., Wheeler, Daniel Merrick, ((Pittsfield, Mass.?. unknown. 1924.) [online] Ancestry.com), http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookList.aspx?dbid=27293., 1724-1803, pg. 116 & 117 (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2005.

    4. [S34] Chapter XI, Nathan Halladay and Allied Families" in The Wheeler Family of Rutland, Mass. and Some of Their Ancestors., Wheeler, Daniel Merrick, ((Pittsfield, Mass.?. unknown. 1924.) [online] Ancestry.com), http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookList.aspx?dbid=27293., 1694--- & 1724-1803, pg. 115, & 1716-1794, Pg. 120 (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2005.