Search billions of records on


Family of

Jefferson Andrew Underwood


Sarah Amelia Lee Barrett Underwood

Photo at left
Children standing l to r:
Maxie Lou, Lilly Maud, William Percell
Jefferson Andrew, Sarah Amelia Lee
Younger children
Jesse Clyde, Walter Alton

Jefferson Andrew Underwood

Sarah Amelia Lee Barrett Underwood



Jefferson Andrew Underwood was born November 17, 1857 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Amelia Lee Barrett (October 2, 1866 - January 1, 1944), the daughter of Dr. William Thomas Barrett and Louisa Ann McCollum Morrison (first marriage to William Morrison) on Tuesday the 21st day of November 1882 at Cornersville, [Marshall County] Tennessee. Their children, William, Lilly Maud, Maxie and Jesse Clyde were born in Tennessee before the family moved to Texas between 1912 and 1916. Amelia's mother, Louisa Barrett, accompanied them as Dr. Barrett was deceased. They moved to the Milam County area and were living there in 1900.


The family later moved to Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas and were living there when Jeff died on July 5, 1910. He is buried in the Palacios Cemetery. While living in Palacios, Amelia worked for the Elder family, doing much of their sewing. Amelia moved between Milam County and Matagorda County at least one more time and eventually stayed in the Matagorda County area to live near her daughters. She was living in Milam County when her mother, Lou Ann, died on August 8, 1921. Lou Ann was buried in North Elm Cemetery, Milam County, Texas. When Amelia died in 1944, she was living with her daughter, Vades. She was buried in the Sweeny Cemetery.


Children of Jeff and Amelia

1. William Percell Underwood (Nov. 17, 1883 - Jul 21, 1970 Brady, McCulloch Co., TX; buried North Elm Cemetery, Milam Co., TX beside his grandmother, Louisa Ann McCollum Barrett) married Emma Glenn Sep 19, 1904

2. Lilly Maude Underwood (March 3 1885 - Sept. 02, 1950 Mexia, Limestone Co, TX; buried Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fallon, Limestone Co., TX) married Daniel Alfred Dupree Follis December 7, 1904

3. Maxie Lou Underwood (Feb. 4 1887 - May 25, 1976; buried Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Matagorda County, TX) married Carroll Thomas Gibbs (Feb 14, 1879 - Jan 10, 1967) on Sept. 17, 1904

4. Jesse Clyde "Dick" Underwood (April 6, 1892 -  Feb 28, 1968, Wichita Falls, TX, buried Crestview Memorial Park) married Barbara Heard

5. Walter Alton "Mike" Underwood (March 28, 1896 - Oct 22, 1971 in Bellflower, Los Angeles Co, CA, buried Rose Hills Memorial Park) married Elberta Turner? Oct. 22, 1921

6. Vades Odessa Underwood (June 26, 1899 - March 18, 1966 at Wichita Falls, Texas, buried at Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Matagorda Co, TX) married Joseph Samuel Richardson on Oct. 14, 1921

7. Ruby Seal Underwood (Dec. 1, 1902 - Aug 4, 1984 in Webster, TX, buried Sweeny Cemetery, Brazoria Co, TX); married George Ross Hargett on May 21, 1932

8. Eula Bernice Underwood (June 2, 1905 -  Apr 15, 1986 Milam Co, TX, buried North Elm Cemetery, Milam Co, TX) married William Schley McCall on Nov. 5, 1921


Daniel Alfred Dupree & Lilly Maude
Underwood Follis

Jesse Clyde "Dick" & Barbara Heard Underwood

Vades Odessa Underwood Richardson

Eula Bernice Underwood McCall


Copyright 2007 - Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
All rights reserved

May 1, 2007
June 26, 2007