Joseph Underwood born abt 1614 London, Middlesex, England, came from England in 1637 and settled in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Admitted freeman MAY 1645 He was admitted freeman May 1645.12 Henry Bond,Joseph was a proprietor of Hingham in 1637, afterwards of Watertown.
Joseph married first on 16 May 1645 Watertown to Mary Wilder, daughter of widow Martha Wilder. Mary died 13 Dec 1658.
Joseph married second on 26 April 1665 in Dorchester to Mary Howe.
His brother Thomas ("sometimes woolen draper in London") settled at Hingham, Mass, then Dorchester and finally at Watertown in 1651. His brother Thomas died in 1668, apparently childless, as he left his estate first to his widow Magdalen and after her death to his nephew Thomas (Joseph's son) who was living with them. It is possible that the younger Thomas actually married the widow afterward 
Joseph died 16 Feb 1676/7 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Inventory of his estate was taken on 3 March 1676/7.
In this reference, the author is of the opinion that the legendary English ancestry presented in the various published genealogies written by Rev. Moses Wilder and revised and updated by his descendants is incorrect. That legendary descent is unsupported by available documentation, and appears to have been constructed based on a lot of wishful thinking and a little correspondence with the most prominent line of Wilders in England at the time of Rev. Moses Wilder. One can only conclude that subsequent researchers have chosen to overlook Rev. Wilder's statement in his book the he had never viewed any English document, and left such study to future research. The author has done research in many English sources, and has come to different conclusions than other authors have presented. In fact, the present author is of the opinion that probably no such person as the legendary patriarch of the family, Nicholas Wilder, the warrior of Bosworth, ever even existed !
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On 6 Jan 2014 at 23:56 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
Please note that the two Hannahs have different mothers and were born 18 years apart, so it's more likely that the first Hannah died young than that they're not duplicates. I marked them as rejected.
On 6 Jan 2014 at 23:52 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
Good job everyone!
On 16 Dec 2013 at 19:24 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
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