The Underhill Society of America
The Underhill Society of America
Photo at top left:
Captain John Underhill Monument in the Underhill Burying Ground, Oyster Bay, NY.  Dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt. 
Identifying the group in the photo at top right:
2001 Board Meeting in the Townsend House, Oyster Bay, NY.
Participants, around the circle from left to right: Harry Macy, back to camera; Carl Underhill; Don Underhill; Sam Mitchell; George Underhill;
Harold Campbell; N Robert (Bob) Underhill; Mel Underhill.
We are saddened to report that Harold Campbell has passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018.  He was a longtime Vice President and Recording Secretary of this society.  He will be greatly missed.  Condolences to his family and friends.

Good news! The Underhill Society of America, via President Jay Tucker, has purchased a very rare photo of Wilbur Underhill, the infamous outlaw of the 1930s, from eBay. It was an interesting prison photo of him sitting on a chair surrounded by fern plants, taken in 1924, and it was sent to his sister Mrs. Grace Baine.

The photo will be forward to the Underhill Society Archivist who should scan and post a clean, high-res digitized photo at the Underhill Online Catalog soon. 
The photos are now on this site in Archives & Libraries - Ancestral Images.

Translation of crest motto above:
"Live and Love Always, Look Upward"

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Annual Meeting
September 29, 2018
in Oyster Bay, NY
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The USA archivist, Steve Boerner, enthusiastically provides tours of the Archives & Museum and UBG, as well as the beautiful and scenic surrounding area, which he knows so well. He's usually available Monday-Wednesday, and some Sundays, but feel free to reach out and work out a date and time convenient to all. Steve is also happy to help answer questions about travel, lodging, eateries, etc.
Anyone interested in visiting should reach out to Steve with as much notice as possible. Call or text at 516-996-0763. Otherwise please email at

Note to members:
If email addresses are rejected, I remove the addresses from the member record. If you change your email address, mailing address or phone number you should let me know, so we don't lose contact. And it would be appreciated if a relative or friend of a deceased member notifies us to remove the person from our mailing list and active roster.

Mel Underhill,


If, as you read this, you are moved to help fill a vacancy on the board of directors, please communicate with our President, Jay Tucker, at or by mail to 1033 Oleta Mill Trl, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4416. 

If you are not a member of the Underhill Society, please request membership by clicking the "Online Join" selection of the menu, or by mail to Membership at PO Box 712, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-0712.
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