Bennie E. Underwood was born in 1910 and Virgil Underwood was born in 1915 in Bullitt County, Kentucky.
Their parents were Willis Underwood and Delia Reed. Bennie and Virgil had several siblings. They were Lillian, Mary Jane, George, Bertha, Ella, Zelma, Wesley and Lesley. Their father was a farmer, so Bennie and Virgil along with their brothers and sisters grew up on the farm.