John Mavis (1826-1897) and Francis A. Underwood (1834-?)
John and Francis (Underwood) Mavis are two of the ancestors about whom I know fairly little. We know Francis Underwood's name, as it's printed on a quilt handed down through the generations and now belonging to my aunt, Gayle Lewis Maurer. Other information that we know is the following.
John Mavis was born on April 30, 1826, in Virginia. On July 3, 1851, he married Francis Underwood (b. June 19, 1834 in Pennsylvania) in Knox County, Ohio. They had at least eight children; those whose names we know are:
The dates above are according to LDS records, which also state that all of the children but the last were born in Knox County, Ohio. Samuel was born in Jefferson Twp, Coshocton County, Ohio.
At the moment we have no more information on Francis. Some members of the Mavis family, including their father John, moved to Harlan, Shelby County, Iowa, sometime after the children were born. John Mavis died on February 23, 1897 in Harlan, Iowa.
No doubt the women in this photo were members of the Mavis family, but who they are, we're not sure.
If anyone has more information on this family, please let me know!