Legislator Details

Dr. Daniel Kingsley Underwood
Number of sessions served 1
Gender: Male
Age at election: 36

Vital Records Information:

Date: 6/15/1803
City: Enfield, MA
County: Hampshire County, MA
Country: US
Date: 5/6/1875
City: Adrian, MI
County: Lenawee County, MI
Country: US
Type of Burial:
City: Adrian, MI
County: Lenawee County, MI
Country: US
Cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery

Marital Information:
married Mary [or Maria] Agnes Mitchell, dau. of Charles and Lydia (Brown) Mitchell, of Montgomery Co., NY in 1842; children: 2, William Allen and Charles Mitchell

Number of Children: 2


Military Service:
Occupation: druggist, physician
Race: Caucasian or White

attended common schools of Enfield, MA; attended Amherst Academy; 2 years at Williams College; graduated from Dartmouth, 1826

Biographical Sketch:
Son of Kingsley and Elizabeth Allen Underwood. Of English ancestry. He began practicing medicine in Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA; after 2 years he moved on to Quincy and then Amherst. In 1836, he came west to aid his sister's family. He decided to open a store in Adrian. He never practiced medicine except for his family and friends but carried on a drug business until 1850. He briefly had a private banking business under the name D.K. Underwood and Co., in Adrian. He taught for a time at the Rensselar Polytechnic Intitute in Troy, NY in 1869. H was president of a Pennsylvania coal company. He served on a school board for several years.

Notable Facts:

Sessions Served:

Chamber: House
Party: Unknown
Committees Served On: Enrollment, University and School Lands
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Adrian
County of Residence Lenawee
District: Lenawee
District Description:

Date Elected: 11/4/1839
Date Sworn In: 1/6/1840
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Departed

Maritial Status: Unknown


Find-a-Grave.com, includes photo; USCen 1850, 1860, 1870; Knapp pp.135-39, includes photo.