Frances Matilda Henry b abt 1828 Maryland, d 16 Oct 1979, Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey.
M 14 May 1844 Daniel K. Underhill1824-1865 New York, New York
William Kirtland Underhill 1846-1918
Is this a transcription error and should be a “K” in the middle? You can order a copy of this certificate and it might give parents of Frances Matilda Henry on it.
Name: Daniel H. Underhill
Spouse Name: Frances Matilda Henry Marriage Date: 14 May 1844 Marriage Place: New York City, New York, New York
Marriage ID: 2220306431 Other Comments: On microfilm at Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Source: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly), 1932, selected extracts Publisher: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Publication Place: New York, NY
First I look at them on the 1850 census:
Civil War Draft Registration
Name: Daniel K Underhill Residence: Brooklyn, New York Class: 2 Congressional District: 3rd Age on 1 July 1863: 36 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827 Race: White Place of Birth: New York Residence Monroe Place Profession, Occupation or Trade:Gentleman Born New York, City of Brooklyn
1860 Name: Daniel Underhill Age in 1860: 34 Birth Year: abt 1826 Birthplace: New York Home in 1860: New York Ward 9 District 1, New York, New York Gender: Male Post Office: New York Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age Daniel Underhill 34 Frances Underhill 30 William Underhill(William Kirtland Underhill) 12 Francis Underhill (Frances Augusta Underhill) 9 Daniel Underhill (Daniel Oscar Underhill) 8
This gentleman from the draft registration lists in 1860 his occupation or trade as liquor distiller. His wife Frances had an occupation of her own, milliner.He and all children born NY; she born Maryland. There was no personal real estate listed for him; $400 for her.
It is possible that in 1850 Daniel H. (could this be Daniel K.?) Underhill was in California mining goal and his wife and child were with her folks possiblywhile he was gone.Whether these men (miners) were married or single is not marked on the page. Online some list Daniel H and Daniel K as brothers, but that seems strange to me.
Name: D H Underhill Age: 23 Birth Year: abt 1827 Birthplace: New York Home in 1850: Sulivans Creek, Tuolumne, California Race: White Gender: Male Family Number: 604 Household Members: Name Age Marrano Kanaras 26 John Brown 20 D H Underhill 23 John Colter 27 Daniel McGraeter 32
From the Civil War Pension of Application of Frances Matilda Underhill, the only child of the soldier is Daniel O. born Dec. 10, 1850, but there were three older children in their household in 1860. Was it just that they were all the others were over 21 when she filed? Yes, on the application, it says that she has 1 child living with her under the age of 16.So their family group included children:William, Francis (female), and Daniel. The others were over 16 when she filed.
Daniel K. Underhilldied of chronic diarrhea while in NC in the Civil War.
Frances Matilda Henry and Daniel K. Underhill were married by Rev. L. D. Burchard of the 13th Street Presbyterian Church, May 12, 1844, and their marriage appears on the Church record.
I think this rules out German ancestry. I would guess that both her family and his belonged to that church. So we are looking at Scottish or Scots-Irish Ancestry.
Frances Matilda Henry Underhill started receiving a pension July 20, 1865.
A copy of the marriage certificate is in the folder.
Frances Matilda Henry Underhill was living in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, when she applied for the widow’s pension.
William Underhill(William Kirtland Underhill) Only the middle names seems to have been for the father’s family.
Francis Underhill (Frances Augusta Underhill) Perhaps named for her mother and maternal grandmother.
Daniel Underhill (Daniel Oscar Underhill)Named for his father and the Oscar is from the father’s family.
I would say that if the Presbyterian Church where they married still has existing records, that it will show both the Henry family and the Underhill family.
If you have any more clues, I’d be glad to look at them.
Doris Noland Parton Henry Surname DNA Project Family Tree DNA