ROBERT "GUTHRIDGE" appears to have arrived in the new world early in the 1700's. The following record is all that we know concerning him:"Married by Mr. Sam Willard Feb. 11, 1703: Robert Guthridge & Mary Thaxter. Issue:

John, b. Sept. 8, 1706.

Buttolph, b. Sept. 16, 1707.

Mary Anna, b. Sept. 2, 1711." (From Boston Records)



PATRICK GUTHRIE, of this period, lived on the Eastern Shore, of Maryland. He lived in a Presbyterian settlement and must have been from the North of Ireland. His lands were in that part of Somerset, which was included in Worcester County, when the latter was formed. He married Angelica , presumably a daughter of Daniel Selby, who bequeathed lands to them. She was living in 1741, but was evidently deceased in 1758 when he made his will. He died February, 1759."


1. (Presumably) Hugh Guthrie.71

2. (Presumably) James Guthrie.72

3. Mary Guthrie.

4. Elizabeth Guthrie.

5. Rachel Guthrie.

6. Phillip Guthrie.

7. Moses Guthrie."

8. (Presumably) Joshua Guthrie .74 (Below)

9. (Presumably) Elijah Guthrie.74

Joshua Guthrie (above) lived on land that had formerly belonged to Patrick Guthrie. He married Mary ; died September-October, 1788."


1. William Guthrie. (Below)

2. Caleb Guthrie.

3. James Guthrie."

4. Joshua Guthrie.

5. Nancy Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Williams and had a son John Williams.

6. Jesse Guthrie.

William Guthrie, son of Joshua Guthrie, (above) served as a lieutenant with Maryland Troops in the Revolutionary War." Afterwards he was refered to as "Captain Guthrie." He married Hannah died May, 1796.


1. William Guthrie, who was a soldier in the Revolution.7810

2. Etc. Others whose names are unknown.


JOHN GUTHRIE is generally credited with having migrated to New England about the year 1700. Hughs in American Ancestry, Vol. 5, p. 165, under head of "Seymour Guthrie of Chicago," says,

"John Guthrie, who was in the iron business in Edinburgh, Scotland, with three brothers, went to Ireland in 1680; emigrated to America (Connecticut) 1700. Started a foundry at Litchfield, Connecticut, 1730."

Seymour Guthrie, himself says in his book, "A Brief History of a Branch of the Guthrie Family,"

"The earliest traditional knowledge of the family is in 1680, in Edinburgh,

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Scotland, where they were of the best middle class and interested in the manufacture of iron.

"About this time John Guthrie severed his connection with his partners and brothers, Robert and James, and with a small capital sought his fortune in Ulster County, Ireland. It is not known what business he embarked in while there, but it is probable that his knowledge of the iron industry led him to take up some branch of it. He had not been there long before he married a Protestant lady of good family. At that period the Protestants were unpleasantly situated in that country, and naturally his mind turned to the New World where religious oppression was unknownwhere a man could worship his Maker as his heart dictated without risking his life or jeopardizing his chances of gaining a livelihood. It was about 1700 when he bade farewell to his friends in Ireland and set out to seek his fortune in the new world.

"After a wearysome voyage of two months he landed at Boston. Remaining here but a few years, he moved to Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, and engaged successfully in the iron business, running a forge and furnace on the Housatonic river. There he died in 1730, leaving four sons who carried on the business.

"About the time that John emigrated from Ireland, his two brothers, Robert and James, came out from Scotland and settled in Pennsylvania."

Harriet N. and Eveline Guthrie Dunn in "Records of the Guthrie Family," give virtually the same as Seymour Guthrie and will not be quoted here.

The Ancestry of William Dameron Guthrie gives,

"John Guthrie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he kept an iron foundry. He left there in 1670 and went to Ulster County, Ireland. In 1700 he emigrated with his brothers James and Robert to America and settled in Washington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, where he established an iron foundry. He died there in 1730."

Mrs. Amy L. Peoples, of Los Angeles, Calif., a descendant of John Guthrie says,

"Sometime about the year 1700, two brothers, Robert and James Guthrie, came from the North of Scotland and settled in Pennsylvania, and soon after a younger brother John Guthrie came to Connecticut and married a woman by the name of Cone and raised a family of ten children."

Mrs. Peoples also quotes Truman Guthrie of Newbury, Ohio, as stating

"Previous to the Revolutionary War three brothers of the Guthries emigrated to the Colonies from Scotland. Their names were Robert, James and John. Robert settled in Pennsylvania; John settled in Connecticut, in or about the county of Litchfield, where he married and raised a large family of children, consisting of six sons and four daughters."

A, comparison of these statements shows that all save the last one give 1700 as the approximate date of emigration. There is a general agreement about the brothers coming at about the same time. There is a conNsion as to whether the emigrant John was the father of the large family in Litchfield County, Conn., or the grandfather. No one gives any account of the emigrant between the years 1700 and 1725. No records in New England have been found to prove that there was a John Guthrie in the colony during that period. The writer does not believe that he was in America during all that period. If it be


true that John migrated at about the same time as Robert and Jaynes to Pennsylvania, it is quite certain that he did not come before 1718. Furthermore in view of the fact that the Ulster movement to New England took place in 1718, it would seem likely that John came at about that time and that he was the father, not the grandfather, of the family of children born in Connecticut.

Mr. William K. Jewett, of Pasadena, Calif., a descendant who made investigations of the early Guthries in New England says"I am not satisfied that John had brothers Robert and James, nor am I satisfied that he ever settled in Boston, nor do I know when he arrived in America."

With these statements pro and con before him, the reader is left to his own conclusions.

This family has a tradition that there were seven Guthrie brothers in Scotland, that owing to religious persecutions they left there, some going to Ireland, others to America. One version is that of those who went to Ireland, some returned to Scotland after the oppression had ceased. A tradition among some of the Pennsylvania Guthries was that there were seven Guthrie brothers in Ireland who migrated to America. It is not possible to show who they were nor to determine which version is the correct one. John Guthrie, the emigrant, is said to have had four sons, one of whom was John, whose line follows.

The first record found of John Guthrie in Connecticut is that of a resident in Durham, Middlesex County, where it seems that he had moved for safety during the Indian wars on the frontier in Litchfield County. It seems that this residence in Durham was of about seven years duration. From there he moved to Stratford, Fairfield County, where lst, Nov., 1726, he purchased the home of Samuel Beardsley. Later, about 1734, he returned to Durham and from there went to the town of Woodbury in Litchfield County, where he became a wealthy and influential citizen owning large dads of nearby lands and lots in neighboring towns in that section of the country.

John Guthrie married (1) June, 17267, Abigail Coe, who was born 11th Nov., 1702; united with the First Congregational Church of Stratford in 1726; died"Abigail, wife of John Guthrie March 25, 1747." "

John Guthrie married (2) Susanna . They had no children. He died about July, 1756.'

From his will and from other sources we have the facts that the first five children were born in Stratford, the next four in Durham, the last two in Woodbury.

Children of John Guthrie and Abigail Coe:

1. John Guthrie, b. "Jan. 20, 17278,"13 (p. 80).

2. James Guthrie, 1st., b. "July, 1729""; d. in infancy.


3. William Guthrie, b. Dec. 30, 1730; "Dec., 1730," 113 (p. 83).

4. James Guthrie, 2nd., b. April, 1732; "baptized 1732,"13 (p. 87).

5. Joseph Guthrie, b. June, 1733; "baptized 173334,"88 (p. 121).

6. Mary Guthrie, b. Dec. 20, 1735, (p. 152).

7. Ephriam Guthrie, b. March 1, 1737, (p. 152).

8. Ebenezer Guthrie, b. July 20 (or 21), 1740, (p. 153).

9. Abigail Guthrie, b. May 3, 1742; baptized July 21, 1742; d. at the age of nineteen years.

10. Sarah Guthrie, b. April 3, 1744;" (See The Murrays, Allied Families).

11. Lydia Guthrie, b. July, 1746; m. Aug. 5, 1765, Eleazer Ingraham. (See

The Ingrahams, Allied Families).

JOHN GUTHRIE, eldest child of John Guthrie and Abigail Coe, married in Woodbury, Conn., May 10, 1750, Patience Knapp. They lived in Kent, Litchfield County, Conn. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War;"John Guthrie, May 12, 1775." (List of Revolutionary soldiers from Litchfield County).

Presumptive children of John Guthrie and Patience Knapp:

1. John Guthrie. (Below)

2. James Guthrie, (p. 81).

3. Joel Guthrie, (p. 81).

4. Daniel Guthrie, (p. 82).

5. Abram Guthrie, (p. 83).

John Guthrie," Presumptive son of John above, may have been meant in the following:

"John Guthrie, Feb., 1778." From the list of soldiers in the Revolutionary War, who were from Litchfield County.

His son John is doubtless referred to in the following:

"John Guthrie was a native of Connecticut; went to Aurora, New York, and at the age of 21 removed to Groton, New York. He married Sept. 7, 1800, to Olive Wilson and their children werePolly, Thankful, Maria, William, Nancy, Sophronia (married to Daniel Swazy), John W., Lyman H., and Oliver N."86

Of these William Guthrie was born December, 1814; died Sept. 24, 1896, at Wausheka, Wis. He married in Tomkins County, N. Y., Sarah Neill, who was born in that county, December, 1820. She was a daughter of Tellyer Neill, who married Elizabeth Jacobs.

After their marriage William Guthrie and wife removed to Wausheka, Wis., where she died April, 1893.


1. Tellyer Gnthrie, b. Jan., 1840; unm. In the Civil War he enlisted in Co. D, First Wisc. Vol. Inf. He d. Oct. 6, 1863.

2. Eliza Guthrie, b. Jan., 1843; unm.; d. Sept., 1866.

3. John C. Guthrie, b. Nov. 10, 1845; m. ; was living in 1915 in Milford, Dickinson County, Iowa.

4. Sarah Guthrie, b. Feb., 1848; unm.; d. Sept., 1871.

5. Daniel Neill Guthrie, b. May 30, 1851. (Below)

6. Emma P. Guthrie, b. Sept., 1854, (p. 81).

7. F. H. Guthrie, b. Sept., 1857; m. AddressRoute No. 39, Mukwonaga, Wisc.

8. W. F. Guthrie, b. Sept., 1859; m. lives in Milford, Iowa.

9. C. R. Guthrie, b. June, 1865; m. lives in Wausheka, Wisc.

Daniel Neill Guthrie married March 3, 1875, Adella N. Guthrie, daughter of John 0. Guthrie, who married Delia M. Holbrook. In


June, 1911, Daniel N. Guthrie and family removed to Dowling Lake, Alberta, Canada, where he engaged in farming.


1. Ada Guthrie, b. June 7, 1877; m. Nov. 5, 1896, N. H. Lund.


(1). Harold Lund, b. March 3, 1898.

(2). Daniel Lund, b. Jan. 28, 1903.

2. Edna Guthrie, b. Sept. 27, 1878; d. July 9, 1879.

3. Grace Guthrie, b. Aug. 17, 1885.

Emma P. Guthrie married F. H. Millard.


1. Frank R. Millard, m.; lives in Pomona, Calif.

2. Eva Millard, who m. a Mr. Snyder.

Oliver N. Guthrie, son of John Guthrie and Olive Wilson, (p. 80) is supposed to have been the Oliver Guthrie who died at the age of 33 years and was the father of

1. Mortimer Charles Guthrie, b. Oct. 7, 1845, in Orange, N. J.

2. William Alonzo Guthrie, of 448 Summer Ave., Newark, N. J.

Mortimer C. Guthrie married Oct. 7, 1866, Annie Vale Jenkins, in Newark, N. J. For a time thereafter they lived in Morristown, N. J. Present Address918 E. Locust St., Bloomington, Ill.

1. Mary Jane Guthrie, b. June 27, 1867; m. S. G. Fosdick, Route "A", Sterling, Colo.

2. Oliver James Guthrie, b. June 23, 1873, in Morristown, N. J.; m. Jan. 16, 1907, Oliva Randall, who was b. Jan. 3, 1878, near Blue Mound, Ill. They live at 2533 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City, Mo.


(1). Baby Guthrie, d. at birth Oct. 29, 1907.

(2). Robert Oliver Guthrie, b. Nov. 15, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo.

(3). Eldred Randall Guthrie, b. May 13, 1913, near Kansas City, Mo.

James Guthrie, presumptive son of John Guthrie and Patience Knapp, (p. 80) seems to have been a soldier in the Revolutionary War. "James Guthrie, April 24, 1777." From the list of Litchfield County Revolutionary soldiers. He is supposed to have had a son

James Guthrie, who married (1) Oct. 25, 1821, Marcia Way, of Washington, Conn. "Marcia, consort of Mr. Jas. Guthrie, Jr., died Oct. 15, 1822, in her 19th year."

He married (2) April 29, 1823, Mary Goodwin, who was born Nov. 8, 1803, in Litchfield County; died "April 13, 1865, Mary Goodwin, wife of Jas. Guthrie, aged 62."

They had a sonJohn Guthrie.

Joel Guthrie, believed to have been a son of John Guthrie and Patience Knapp, led a life of hardship and tragedy. At the close of the Revolution, Connecticut continued to follow up her claims to territory lying to the west and sent out troops to fight the Indians on the western frontiers. Oct. 6, 1785, Captain Strong's Company of Col. Harmar's Regiment arrived at West Point, N. Y.

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Joseph Buell, a native of Killingsworth, Conn., was the orderly sergeant of this company and kept a diary of events during the expedition to the west to which reference will be made. On the 17th of November, 1785, Major Wyllis arrived from New York with orders to march immediately for the western frontier. They left on November 20 and arrived at Fort Pitt, Dec. 21, 1785. Here the troops rested for four days and then pushed on for Fort McIntosh on the Ohio River.

Extracts from Sergeant Buell's diary

"December 25, 1785. We crossed the Allegheny river and marched ten miles into the woods and halted for the night. It snowed and we made a large fire by an oak tree and had jerked beef and two swallows of rum for our Christmas dinner."

"December 26, 1785. Marched at daybreak for Fort McIntosh and arrived at sunset. Went into the old barracks which were very ruinous, being without roof and floors. Here we closed the month of December in repairing our barracks and trying to make ourselves comfortable for the winter. The troops are raw and unacquainted with duty; the officers strict and treatment excessively severe, flogging men with 120 lashes a daily occurence."

"January 1, 1786 We began the New Year with a desertion. A man by the name of Alger deserted. Courtmartials continually sitting and the men uneasy without much to eat.

"January 25, 1786. Corporal Davis, John C. Dittman, Joel Guthrie and Alexander Patterson crossed the river on a pass. The corporal returned and reported that the three men refused to return with him Sargeant Fitch and guard were sent after them and they surrendered and were brought back prisoners to the garrison. Major Wyllis, who commanded Fort McIntosh, without waiting for the formality of a Court martial, ordered out a file of soldiers and the three privates above named were shot to death."

"The order and shooting was the most inhuman act I ever saw; all three were young and the finest soldiers in the company."

The sargeant also recorded that Fitch had been ordered to shoot the men on sight, but being a humane man he disobeyed the order for which he was reduced. The shooting was reported to the Secretary of War who ordered a Court Martial to sit at Fort Pitt. Major Wyllis was acquitted. In the campaign under General Harmar in 1790 Major Wyllis was ambushed and slain by Indians.

Daniel Guthrie, presumptive son of John Guthrie and Patience Knapp, was among settlers from Connecticut in the Wyoming

Valley of Pennsylvania.

"Guthrie, Daniel; one free white male over 16; one under 16; one free white female (U. S. Census 1790, for Pa. p. 148). Chauncy Guthrie, it appears was his son. Chauncey married he died in 1904 at Paris, Mo.


1. William Guthrie. (Below)

2. Daniel Guthrie, (p. 83).

3. Albert Guthrie, (p. 83).

William Guthrie married moved to Missouri, where he died.


1. Emerson Guthrie, b. at East Troy, Bradford County, Pa., living in Kansas City, Mo.


2. Percy Guthrie, b. at East Troy, Bradford County, Pa.

3. William Guthrie, b. at East Troy, Bradford County, Pa.

Daniel Guthrie was born at East Troy, Bradford County, Pa., in 1868; married Ellen Todd, who was born May 6, 1872; died Feb. 23, 1892, at Moberly, Mo.


1. J. Elmer Guthrie, b. Sept. 17, 1890, Moberly, Mo. He m. Vera Phipps, who was b.May 5, 1891, at Moberly, Mo., daughter of Seymour Phipps, b. Aug. 7, 1851; m.Jennie Dunn. They had another daughter Velma Phipps. J. Elmer Guthrie is an insurance man of Moberly, Mo.


(1). Herschel B. Guthrie, b. Feb. 17, 1910, in Moberly, Mo.

(2). Ina L. Guthrie, b. Aug. 29, 1917, in Moberly, Mo.

Albert ("Bert") Guthrie, older than Daniel, lived on the old Guthrie farm at Columbia Cross Roads. At one time this farm was owned by Warren Guthrie, a cousin of his. Annie L. Guthrie, granddaughter of Warren, lives at Columbia Cross Roads, a few miles north of East Troy, Bradford County, Pa.

Abram Guthrie, presumptive son of John Guthrie and Patience Knapp, (p. 80) is referred to in the following"Married Abram Guthrie and Kezia Mallory, Jan. 9, 1783."

"Abraham Guthrie, Feb. 28, 1778," Revolutionary soldiers of Litchfield County, Conn.

WILLIAM GUTHRIE, son of John Guthrie and Abigail Coe, (p. 80), united with the First Congregational Church of Woodbury in 1752. He married Susanna . In 1764 William Guthrie and wife were admitted to membership in the West Preston Congregational Church of Litchfield County, Conn." In the year 1787 they removed to Jericho, now Bainbridge, Chenango County, N. Y. Some of the family located in New Berlin, N. Y.

He is first mentioned in the local records as attending a town meeting held April 19, 1791. The U. S. Census of 1790 shows him as a resident of Chemung, N. Y. Many of the town meetings of Bainbridge were held at his house. He died in 1806.


1. Anna Guthrie, b. 1761, (p. 87).

2. William Guthrie, b. Dec. 1767, Washington, Conn., (p. 84).

3. Eunice Guthrie, (p. 86).

4. Rhoda Guthrie, (p. 87).

5. Mary Guthrie, "baptized March 27, 1771, Mary, dau. of Wm. Guthrie." She m. a Mr. Moore.

6. Sarah Guthrie, "baptized Aug. 28, 1774, Sarah, daughter of Wm. Guthrie."" She m. a Mr. Merwin.

7. Jemima Guthrie, "baptized July 7, 1776, Jemima, daughter of Wm. Guthrie," (p.87).

8. Ruth Guthrie, "baptized Aug. 6, 1780, Ruth, daughter of Wm. Guthrie," 11 (p.87).


William Guthrie, eldest son of William Guthrie and Susanna married Dec. 3, 1799, Sarah Whitney, who was born in Connecticut, May 8, 1775; died in Bainbridge, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1859. She was the daughter of Joshua Whitney, who married Hannah Green. He was a descendant of John and Eleanor Whitney, who settled at Watertown, Mass., in 1632. William Guthrie died at Bainbridge, N. Y., March 14,1813.

Children, all born at Bainbridge, N. Y.:

1. William Guthrie, b. Aug. 12, 1800; m. in 1850 Sarah ; d. April 16,1880.

2. Gershorn Hyde Guthrie, b. Jan. 14, 1802. (Below)

3. Sarah Guthrie, b. Nov. 5, 1803. (Below)

4. Susan Guthrie, b. Jan. 25, 1805. (Below)

5. Olive Guthrie, b. Aug. 6, 1806, (p. 85).

6. Emaline Guthrie, b. Aug. 11, 1808; m. June 2, 1848, Deacon Samuel Stowe.

7. George Whitney Guthrie, b. Feb. 15, 1810, (p. 85).

8. Ophelia Guthrie, b. Aug. 31, 1812.

Gershom Hyde Guthrie married June 5, 1836, Elizabeth he died March 28, 1845.


1. Ophelia Guthrie, b. Jan. 10, 1838; d. Sept. 15, 1839.

2. Sarah Guthrie, b. July 14, 1840.

3. Emma Guthrie, b. Aug. 28, 1842; m. Dec. 24, 1878, Isadore Converse; lived in Florida.


(1). Mary Converse.

(2). Ralph Converse.

4. William Guthrie, b. Dec. 31, 1844; m. Feb. 22, 1882, Sarah Crum. They live in Union, New York.

Susan Guthrie, b. Sept. 30, 1852; m. July 3, 1878, Anthony D. Thompson.

Sarah Guthrie, (above) daughter of William Guthrie and Sarah Whitney, married Dec. 12, 1823, Zachariah Tarble. She died Oct. 27, 1833.


1. William Tarble, d. in childhood.

2. Sarah Guthrie Tarble, b. Aug. 6, 1825; m. Wxn. Whitley.

3. Harry J. Tarble, b. Nov. 7, 1830; m. Malvina Smith. Lived In Kansas City, Mo.


(1). Charles Tarble.

(2). May Tarble.

(3). Lottie Tarble.

(4). Frank Tarble.

4. Susan Tarble, b. June 24, 1833; m. Nov. $0, 1859, Dr. Robert De L.Evans.

Susan Guthrie, daughter of William Guthrie and Sarah Whitney, (above) married Philo Kirby, a descendant of the Kirbys of Litchfield County, Conn. She died Nov. 15, 1867.


Children, all born in Bainbridge, N. Y.:

1. Anna Louise Kirby, b. 1826; resided on the old GuthrieKirby homestead on the banks of the Susquehanna in Bainbridge, one of the first settlements in western New York.

2. Charles P. Kirby, b. 1830; m. Margianna Craig. Lived in Bainbridge.


(1). Mary E. Kirby.

(2). Charles C. Kirby. (4). Edward G. Kirby.

3. George Frederick Kirby, b. May 22, 1836. (Below)

4. Henry H. Kirby, b. Nov. 21, 1844; d. Oct. 10, 1865, while in his second year at Ann Arbor University.

George Frederick Kirby graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, of Troy, N. Y., class of 1857, as a Civil Engineer. When the Civil War began he was a resident engineer for the Mobile and Ohio R. R., located at Corinth, Miss. He resigned from that position and became connected with the Cedar Rapids and Missouri River Railway Company, having charge of the construction of that line, now a portion of the Chicago and Northwestern R. R. from Council Bluffs to Omaha. He was in charge of the construction of a railroad bridge across the Mississippi River, at Clinton, Iowa. At the completion of that work he was made superintendent and engineer of the Chicago and Northwestern R. R. and later became superintendent and engineer of the Iowa Central Railway Company and located in Marshalltown, Iowa, where he continued to live until the time of his death.

He married in 1868 Jennie Reed of Fort Plain, Montgomery County, N. Y. She was the grand daughter of Col. Enoch Reed, of the American Revolution. No children.

Mr. Kirby in later life became president of the Fidelity Savings Bank, of Marshalltown, and of the Le Grand Marble and Stone Company of Marshall County, Iowa. He died in 1915.

Olive Guthrie, (p. 84) fifth child of William and Sarah (Whitney) Guthrie, and sister of Susan (Guthrie) Kirby, above, was born August 6, 1806. She married January 26, 1829, Allen Randall.


1. Jessie Randall, who lived in Lisle, New York.

2. Thomas Randall, who lived in Sterling, Minn.

3. Gersharn Randall, who served in the Union Army in the Civil War and d. while in the service at Chattanooga, Tenn.

4. Sarah Randall, who m. Frank D. Goetchurs. They resided in Binghamton, New York.


(1). Frank Goetchurs.

(2). William Goetchurs. (3). Frederic Goetchurs.

George Whitney Guthrie, (p. 84) seventh child of William and Sarah (Whitney) Guthrie, was born at Bainbridge, Chenango County, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1810. He married 1855 Emma Gosson, in

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San Francisco, Calif., where he was a prominent citizen. Emma Gosson, was the daughter of John Gosson, Esq., of Dublin, Ireland. Removing to Paris, France, in 1862, later to New York, where he died May 30, 1883; his widow, Jan. 9, 1888.


1. Francesca Guthrie. (Below)

2. Henry G. Guthrie, who d. Feb. 13, 1883.

3. William Dameron Guthrie, is a prominent lawyer in New York City. He is a member of the law firm of Seward, Guthrie, and Steele. He in. May, 1891, Ella Fuller, in New York. They have one child, Ella, who in. W. Eugene Kimball.

4. Emma Guthrie.

5. Beatrice Guthrie, who d. in infancy.

6. Eugenie Guthrie, b. in Paris.

7. George Guthrie, b. in New York; d. in infancy.

Francesca Guthrie, eldest child of George Whitney and Emma (Gosson) Guthrie, was born in California. She married Oct. 30, 1890, Charles Daniel Moyer, a lawyer. They lived in Chicago.

"Mrs. Francesca GuthrieMoyer's great musical talent, (inherited from her mother, a finished vocalist), was so strongly shown that her parents placed her under the greatest masters in Paris. Her great natural ability and magnificent voice made her4one of the leading dramatic Sopranos of her time. Mrs. Moyer has appeared in the leading roles of Italian and Wagnerian grand operas in Europe and the largest cities in America as well as in oratorio and important Musical Festivals with great success."


1. Francesca Emma Moyer, b. in Chicago, Ill.; Sept. 3, 1891.

2. William Guthrie Moyer, b. in Chicago, Ill., April 1, 1893.

3. Eleanor Guthrie Moyer, b. in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 28, 1897; d. April 21, 1898.

Ophelia Guthrie, (p. 84) eighth child of William and Sarah (Whitney) Guthrie, was born at Bainbridge, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1812. She married Washington L. Lane; died June, 1844. They lived in Philadelphia, where for many years Mr. Lane was the editor of the Public Ledger. At his death, Mr. Childs the proprietor, in token of his esteem, erected a handsome monument in his memory.


1. Ophelia Lane, only child, in. Richard J. Hoffner. They live in Phila- delphia, Pa.

Eunice Guthrie, (p. 83) daughter of William Guthrie and Susanna , married April 30, 1778, James Graham.


1. William Graham, who d. unin.

2. Ann Graham, who d. unin.

3. James Graham.

4. Lucy Graham, who in. a Mr. Harper. Children: (1). Susan Harper, who in. Vincent Whitley. (2). Eliza Graham Harper.


Rhoda Guthrie, (p. 83) daughter of William Guthrie and Susanna , married April 30, 1778, Heath Kelsey.

Anna Guthrie, (p. 100) daughter of William Guthrie and Susanna , 'married Oct. 28, 1782, Reuben Curby" (Kirby), born 1760; son of Joseph Kirby and Rachel Hand. Joseph Kirby died in 1766 (see p. 122).


1. Laura Curby, who in. a Mr. Hinman.


(1). Curby Hinman.

(2). Miles Hinman, who became a physician; lived in California.

2. Sally Curby, who in. Judge Sylvester Smith.

3. Lois Curby, who in. Robert Foster.

Jemima Guthrie, (p. 83) daughter of William Guthrie and Susanna , married Dr. Gershom Hyde, M.D., who graduated from Yale College, Sept. 10, 1788. He died August, 1801. She married (2) Rev. Stowe.

Children, first marriage:

1. Ira Hyde, b. Sept. 28, 1800; in. Jan. 30, 1823, Sally Humphrey, daughter of Thomas and Sally Humphrey. She was b. Aug. 22, 1804; d. Aug. 2, 1891. Ira Hyde d. June 18, 1876.

Children, second marriage:

1. Charles Stowe.

Ruth Guthrie, (p. 83) youngest child of William Guthrie and Susanna , married a Mr. Cooper.


1. Huldah Cooper.

2. William Cooper.

3. Charles Cooper

4. Eliza Cooper, who in. a Mr. Daggett and had fifteen children. One of these, John Daggett was at one time Lieutenant Governor of California; was also President of the U. S. Mint of California, and later a prosperous gold miner of Alameda, Calif.

JAMES GUTHRIE, 2nd, fourth child of John Guthrie and Abigail Coe, (p. 80) united with the First Congregational Church of Woodbury, Conn., in 1752. lie married July 17, 1755, Abigail Betts. They moved to Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass, where they joined the First Congregational Church of that place Aug. 4, 1771. He parchased 125 acres of land near there from the Executors of James Dvdght in 1775.

"James Guthrie figured prominently in the stirring events of his day. He drew up and was the signer of many important documents before and during the American Revolution. Among them was the historical document, termed the 'Covenant,' signed at Lenox, in 1774; and like his namesake, James Guthrie, the Martyr, he was one of the first to step forward and sign his name."

The following instructions were sent to representatives of the town June 3, 1776.


"Thes are to direct you to use your Best Endeavours to suppress the Tyranical measures that have or may take place from Great Britain; and as likewise to take as much care that you do not set up anything of a Despotick Power among ourselves; but let us have freedom at home although we have war abroad. We do Further Direct you to use your utmost abilities and interest with our Assembly, and they theirs with the Continental Congress, that if they think it safe for the Colonies, to declare independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain. And in your so doing, we Do Declare in the abovementioned thing. We will stand by you with our lives and fortunes.

(signed by)





James Guthrie was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, from Lenox, Mass., as were also his sons, Samuel and Joseph.

Jn 1786 he sold twentyfour acres of his land and in 1792 the remaining ninetynine acres. He removed that summer to Bainbridge, N. Y., and the following fall found him in Sherburne. John Lincklaen, of the Holland Land Company, wrote in his Journal"Thursday, Oct. 11, 1792, we passed through Sherburne, Chenango County, where we found one Mr. Guthrie, who had been there three or four months."

The Meeting House on West Hill was the first church building to be erected in Sherburne. The society was formed in the home of James Guthrie, Tuesday Nov. 25, 1800. James Guthrie died in Sherburne, April 22, 1804; his wife in 1814.


1. Samuel Guthrie b. May 23, 1756, in Woodbury, Conn. (Below)

2. James Guthrie, b. Nov. 19, 1757, (p. 98).

3. Joseph Guthrie, b. 17609 (p. 99).

4. Benjamin Guthrie, (p. 101).

5. John Guthrie, (p. 108).

6. Nathan Guthrie, b. 1767, (p. 108).

7. Sally Guthrie, (p. 121).

8. Esther Guthrie, (p. 121).

9. Harvey Guthrie.

Samuel Guthrie, eldest child of James Guthrie and Abigail Betts, moved with his parents to Lenox, Mass., in 1771, and enlisted in the War of the Revolution from that place. At the close of the war he studied medicine and entered upon the practice of the profession at Brimfield, Mass., where he attained fame as a physician and surgeon. His house is still standing and a bridge across Hitchcock's brook, nearby, is still known as "Guthrie's Bridge."

He was twice married; (1) Sarah ; (2) Anna . Dr. Samuel Guthrie died in Brimfield, Mass., Aug. 23, 1808. His will is preserved among the records of the county.

Children of Samuel Guthrie and Sarah ; both born in Brimfield:

1. Samuel Guthrie, b. in 1782, (p. 89).

2. James Guthrie, b. Aug. 19, 1784, (p. 98).


Children of Samuel Guthrie and Anna , both born in Brimfield:

1. Rufus Guthrie, studied medicine and became a practicing physician in Brimfleld.

2. Alfred Guthrie, likewise entered the medical profession.

Samuel Guthrie, Jr., eldest child of Dr. Samuel and Sarah () Guthrie, studied medicine with his father, and shortly after attaining to the dignity of M.D., removed to Sherburne, Chenango County, N. Y., where he began the practice of his profession.

Samuel Guthrie, Jr., married in 1804, Sybil Sexton in Smyrna, N. Y. He was one of the original members of the Second Calvinistic Congregational Society of Sherburne. This church was organized at the home of his grandfather, James Guthrie, Tuesday, November 25, 1800.

The following extracts are taken from Ossian Guthrie's Memoirs of Dr. Samuel Guthrie, and relate to Dr. Guthrie's practice of medicine and discovery of chloroform.

"The years of Jenner's struggle, from the conception to the successful demonstration of the great principle of inoculation, 1790 to 1803, were contemporaneous with the student years of our embryo doctor. Inspired with confidences in Jenner's discovery, he carried it with him to his first professional home. Dr. Waterhouse, of Cambridge, Mass., who in 1803, had introduced it into this country, had no more enthusiastic or daring disciple than he. His first subject was Sarah Guthrie, his cousin.

"A fortuitous case of smallpox afforded the doctor the coveted opportunity, in which his zeal was eclipsed by the fortitude of his subject. Sarah Guthrie volunteered to act as nurse and both she and the doctor passed successfully and triumphantly through the ordeal; and thenceforth his advance to distinction was rapid.

"During the winter of 181011 Dr. Guthrie attended a course of medical lectures in New York, and again at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

"His diary, kept (31 days), shows 275 closely written or illustrated pages; some of the pages where no illustrations occur, contain about 200 words. He found time even then to criticize or commend his professor according to impressions made upon his mind by the lecture.

"During the War of 1812, Dr. Guthrie was examining surgeon in the army.

"In the year 1817 he removed with his family to Sacketts Harbor, Jefferson County, New York, where, after the war, he had established a vinegar manufactory for supplying Madison Barracks, a military post established in 1812; here he also continued his experiments in the manFfacture of powder.

"He manufactured the flrst practicable percussion cap ever made, and at Madison Barracks, nearby, fired the first cannon ever fired by that agency, with powder of his own manufacture.

"He was widely known, his priming powder being almost universally used throughout the United States and Canada, the manufacture of which began in 1826. It was put in tin canisters of one ounce, and labeled, 'WaterProof Percussion Priming, S. Guthrie, Sacket's Harbor. Agents, Van Buren Wardell & Co., N. Y.'

"He removed to Jewettsville, a hamlet about a mile from Sacket's Harbor, and where as the Encyclopedia Britannica expresses it, 'Samuel Guthrie, of America, produced chloroform.'

"Dr. Guthrie devoted his time largely during the years 1830 and 1831 to experimenting in his laboratory, the results of which were quite fully given

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In Vols. W and xxii. American Journal of Science and Arts. As a contributor to this journal, judging from the frequent and complimentary notices by the editor, Prof. Silliman, he was among those most highly esteemed. About oneeight of Vol. xxi. was devoted to his work.

"Under the head of 'Chemical Products formed by Mr. Guthrie,' the editor says,page 92, v. xxi.,

" 'I add a notice of the following facts, communicated by Mr. Guthrie in his letters, not for publication, but which I conceive are honorable to the rising chemical arts of this country. I presume it was little suspected that such things were doing in a remote region on the shore of Lake Ontario.

" 'Mr. Guthrie's method of preparing it (Chloric ether) is ingenuous, economical and original.' Ibid, p. 69.

" 'The above notices, (Pure Oil of Turpentine and the manufacture of Chlorate of Potassa,) as matters of fact, will probably be interesting to the chemical public of this country! Ibid., p. 93.

" 'Mr. Guthrie's preparations have all arrived, and although I reserve the trial of most of them, to my winter course of experiments, I am impressed with both at his skill and intrepidity! Ibid., p. 295.

" 'Dr. Guthrie's liberality having placed it in my power, I have recently distributed several bottles among medical friends, and the report as far as it has been received, is highly satisfactory! Ibid., p. 405.

"An interesting fact in this connection, is, that Prof. 0. P. Hubbard, Professor of Chemistry at Dartmouth from 1836 to 1883 was Prof. Silliman's assistant at Yale in 1831 and received and opened the packages containing the chemical products above referred to. Prof. Hubbard, now after a lapse of fiftysix years, furnished the writer (Ossian Guthrie) a small quantity each of the 'chlorate of potassa,' 'potato molasses,' and 'gunpowder,' mentioned on pages 92 and 93 (Silliman's Journal), the labels on the original packages, having been written and placed upon them by him in 1831."

From the foregoing even the layman will see that Dr. Samuel Guthrie, possessed a keen scientific mind of great power. A pioneer in his field he had nothing to guide him save his own reasoning processes in making his original experiments. The honor due him therefore, as the discoverer of chloroform is by so much the more enhanced. Although space forbids us giving a more minute account of this great discovery, and of the immense value of it in the practice of medicine and especially of surgery, a more extended account is given in Records of the Guthrie Family, by Dunn and Dunn, Chicago, 1898, pages 27 to 34.

As in the case of many other notable discoveries and inventions, there were rival claimants to the honor of first producing chloroform. The French chemist Soubeiran, and a German, Liebig, both claimed to have been the first discoverers of the new chemical substance. History has shown that however original may have been their labors, both of them were antedated several months in the actual production of chloric ethein by Ek. Guthrie in AmeHca. The following report made by a committee of the Chicago Medical Society gives a brief and careful summary of the question.

"Chicago, February 6, 1888." "Mr. Chairman and members of the Chicago Medical Society: Your committee appointed to consider the subject of the discovery of Chloroform would respectfully submit the following report:

There are three claimants to the honor of discovery,Liebig, of Germany; Soubeiran, of France; and Guthrie, of America.



"Liebig claims to have published the discovery in November 1831. (See Lebig's Annalen, Vol. 162, page 161.)


"Soubeiran claims to have published his paper on ether biclorique in October, 1831, in the 'Annales de Chimie et de Physique.'

"Liebig shows (see Liebig's Annalen, Vol. 162, page 161) that the October number of the 'Annales de Chimie et de Physique was delayed in its publication, and that it did not appear until January, 1832. It certainly is evident that it was not published in October as it contains the meteorogical report for the entire month of October.


"In the January number, 1882 of 'Silliman's American Journal of Science and Art,' we find an article by Dr. Samuel Guthrie, dated Sept. 12, 1831, in which he says, 'A bottle and a phial contain alcoholic solution of chIoric ether. The contents of the phial me as strong as I could conveniently prepare them but not equal to some which I made not long ago.'

"In the October number, 1831, of the same journal (Page 64, Vol. xxi.), we End an article by Dr. Guthrie, without date, upon a "New mode of preparing a spiritous solution of chloric ether,' in which he says, 'During the last six months a great number of persons have drunk of the solution of chloric ether, not only freely but frequently to the point of intoxication!

"We find a notice to contributors in Prof. Silliman's journal in which he says, 'Communications to be in hand six weeks, or so when long, and especially with drawings, two months before the publication days.'

"Dr. Guthrie's paper on Chloric ether must have been in the hands of the printer in July or August, 1831, and if persons had drunk his chloric ether for six months, it would place the date of his discovery in the early part of 1831.

"We therefore conclude that Dr. Samuel Guthrie is justly entitled to the honor of first discovering chloroform, and that the publication of his discovery antedates that of either Liebig or Soubeiran. Respectfully submitted,




On motion the report of the Committee was accepted and ordered printed in the transactions of the Society.

NVM. T. BELFIELD, President FRANK BILLINGS, Secretary.

Dr. Guthrie's genius and indefatigable energy were not revealed alone in his laboratory. Evidences of these were to be found in everything with which he came in contact. The wild place in which he located was in the course of a few years transformed into cultivated fields and beautiful gardens. Brick were made from a nearby claybank with which he built a comfortable house, pure water from a neverfailing stream on the sand hill about a quarter of a mile distant was piped to the house. The carefully tended garden supplied all fruits and vegetables which would grow in that climate.

The land was carefully cleared of stones, these being used in making walls around the cultivated fields.

The doctors library was one of the very best of the times. In it were to be found the best scientific journals, standard works on


medicine and chemistry, The Edinburg Encyclopedia, Shakespeare, some good novels and last but not least, the Bible in which he was well read.

Doctor Guthrie was interested in the promotion of industrial enterprises being a stockholder in one of the first woolen mills established in the neighboring town of Watertown, N. Y. He was active in establishing the Houndsfield Library of which he was a trustee.

Those who knew him bore testimony to his goodness and kindness. Judge Robinson, of Sherburne, said of him"He was a great man, but his greatness was not to be compared with his goodness."

In person, he was of medium stature, slender build and slightly stooping figure. He was of dark complexion and thoughtful mein. His head was well formed, the face slightly oval, the nose prominent, but the most distinguishing feature about him was his dark expressive eyes. In later life, a spasmodic twitching of the muscles of one side of his face disfigured it so a daguerrotype was never taken of him.

Dr. Samuel Guthrie passed from this life, Oct. 19, 1848, at the age of 66 years. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Burt, of Sackett's Harbor, his wife having died at their home at Sackett's Harbor, Feb. 10, 1840. (See the Sextons, Allied Families).


1. Alfred Guthrie, b. March 31, 1805. (Below)

2. Edwin Guthrie, b. Dec. 11, 1806, (p. 96).

3. Harriet Guthrie, b. in 1810, (p. 97).

4. Cynthia Guthrie, b. June 2, 1823, (p. 98).

Alfred Guthrie, eldest child of Dr. Samuel and Sybil (Sexton) Guthrie, was born in Sherburne, N. Y. He married (1) Oct. 2, 1823, Nancy Piper, born in Rindge, N. H., April 7, 1805; died in Chicago, Ill., June 10, 1855. (See the Pipers, Allied Families). Alfred Guthrie married (2) March 31, 1857, Phoebe A. Guthrie, born in Sherburne, N. Y., June 7, 1828. She was the daughter of Chauncy and Eliza (Dunn) Guthrie,see the line of Joseph, brother of Samuel Guthrie, Sr., below.

Alfred was a man of genius and learning and seemed to possess to no small degree the scientific and inventive faculties of his distingqished father. He designed the "Hydraulic Works," of the Illinoig and Michigan canal, which was designed to supply the summit level, which was thirty miles in length, with water from Lake Michigan.

"This was the first work ever erected for such a purpose, and was capable of raising a larger quantity of water than any other establishment then in existence, and for twentythree years, and until 1871, when the canal deepening was completed, never failed to perform the duties required. These works, in point of economy of construction and efficiency of cooperation, were among the most successful public works of the time, and were for many years under his direction.

"The terrible steamboat disasters of 1851 so impressed him that he conceived the idea of laying the foundation for National legislation to control the


construction and management of steamvessels. To this end, and at his own expense, he examined about two hundred steamboats. By various devices he secured opportunities to note unskillful and dangerous management, and take notes and measurements of defective parts. He made drawings of faulty boiler connections, safety valves, feeding apparatus, etc., and gave special attention to the methods of engineers during exciting races.

"The results of these investigations were embodied in a memorial to Congress, accompanied by the data he had collected, and drawings he had made. He drafted a bill which was substantially the 'United States SteamBoat Law,' of today; it included also the lifesaving service. His efforts were met by strong opposition from steamboat owners, and delegations were sent by them to Washington, to defeat the passage of the bill, but his work had been so thoroughly done as to leave no doubt of the necessity for a law, and the bill he had prepared was passed without material change. He was appointed supervising inspector under its provisions by President Fillmore and again by President Lincoln."

As a parent, Alfred Guthrie was gentleness and kindness itself. He never used corporal punishment in correcting one of his children and he was strongly opposed to this form of punishment in the public schools of that time. In this respect he was one of the pioneers of that day whose influence led to the adoption of the more enlightened government of schools now generally practiced in the public schools of the country.

At the time his father's estate was settled up, and his portion received, he wrote in his journal,"Today came to me the things given me by my father, whilst they bring to mind scenes of a joyous and happy youth, of kind and affectionate parents; they but remind me that I in turn must do by mine, as they have done by me."

Alfred Guthrie died in Chicago, Ill., Aug. 17, 1882.

Children, first marriage:

1. Eveline Guthrie, b. June 26, 1824, in Sackett's Harbor, N. Y.; m. Sept. 12, 1852, in Chicago, Ill., William Dunn, who was b. at Meadville, Pa., Oct. 29, 1823. (See the Dunns, Allied Families).

2. Ossian Guthrie, b. Feb. 23, 1826, in Turin, Lewis County, N. Y. (Below)

3. Samuel Guthrie, b. Dec. 11, 1828, in Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., (p. 94).

4. Wardell Guthrie, b. April 29, 1831, in Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., (p. 95).

5. Sybil Guthrie, b. July 24, 1841, in Morristown, N. Y.; d. April 13, 1844, in Buffalo, N. Y.

Children, second marriage, all born in Chicago, Ill.:

1. Alfred Guthrie, Jr., b. Aug. 8, 1858, (p. 95).

2. An infant son, b. Oct. 25, 1864; d. Nov. 5, 1864.

3. Chauncey Joseph Guthrie; b. Nov. 7, 1867, (p. 96).

Ossian Guthrie, (above) the second child of Alfred and Nancy (Piper) Guthrie removed to Chicago, Ill., in 1846, where he won fame as a geologist and mechanical engineer. At the age of eighteen he made the pattern for the engine, which afterwards propelled the first tugboat up the Chicago river. Two years after his arrival in Chicago he was placed in charge of the pumping station which pumped water from the Illinois and Michigan canal. The following year he was master mechanic on the construction of the old Bridgeport pumping works, which at the time of its completion was


the largest plant of its kind in existence. Mr. Guthrie became chief engineer of the plant, which position he held for many years. He studied the problem of clarifying the Chicago river and was one of the first to advocate a sanitary canal to dispose of the sewerage which formerly polluted the Chicago River.

As a geologist he made a special study of the glacial theory, in support of which he wrote a number of extensive and original articles. He demonstrated to the satisfaction of experts that the boulders which are scattered over the northern states of the Mississippi basin were transported from the places of their former existence by ice sheets rather than by icebergs as was formerly held by many geologists. It was due principally to his studies in geology that he projected the great Chicago drainage canal, a plan which he worked indefatiguably to promote, in legislatures and conventions and even carried the matter to Congress.

Mr. Guthrie, possessed the inventive ability which characterized his father and grandfather. He was the inventor of a device for forming and preserving ice by utilizing the natural means which is provided wherever natural ice is found. It was said, "In this department, he stands alone, for his name only appears in the Patent Office reports on this subject."

"An original investigator, a fine generalizer, an ingenius inventor, an accomplished practical engineer, a genuine patriot, an honest man and valuable citizen, he stands prominent among the levelheaded, publicspirited men for which Chicago has been famous."

Ossian Guthrie was a member of the Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, being directly descended from three revolutionary ancestors.

He married (1) Martha Betts, daughter of William and Mary (Hitt) Betts of Saratoga County, N. Y. He married (2) Lois R. Osgood, of Blue Hill, Maine. He married (3) Eunice Hoxie of Northfield, Maine; and (4) he married Mrs. Lucy (Adams) Stebbins, of Adams, N. Y

Children of Ossian and Martha Betts Guthrie:

1. Alfred William Guthrie, b. ; d. in infancy.

Children of Ossian and Eunice Hoxie Guthrie:

1. Martha Lois Guthrie, b. ; d. in infancy.

2. Eveline Guthrie, b. d. in infancy.

3. Ossian Guthrie, b. d. in infancy.

Samuel Guthrie, (p. 93) third child of Alfred and Nancy (Piper) Guthrie removed to Chicago about the time some of his relatives were settling there, and at the age of 21 he was appointed assistant engineer of the Chicago Water Works. He afterwards attended Harvard University and graduated from the Law School. He was admitted to the Illinois bar and practiced in Chicago several years under the firm name of Hopkins and Guthrie. He became one of the most popular lawyers of Chicago. In 1860 he removed to San


Francisco, California, where at last accounts he was still residing. He was appointed Supervising Inspector of Steamboats, under President Grant. He was a staunch Republican and took an active interest in political affairs.

Samuel Guthrie married Mrs. Fannie Malory Case, daughter of James P. and Francis Malory Ashley, of Kentucky, and niece of General Ashley, who was at one time commander of Jefferson Barracks.

Wardell Guthrie, (p. 93) fourth child of Alfred and Nancy i Piper) Guthrie, was born in Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., April 29, 1831. He married Caroline Pomeroy, (See Pomeroys, Allied Families) in Lockport, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1855, and removed to Illinois. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he raised a company which became known as Company 1, Illinois Infantry. He was elected its Captain. He remained in command of Company I until it with its regiment was mustered out of the service. lie then entered the Quarter Master's Department and was an engineer on a government boat operating on the Mississippi river. He went from St. Louis to Vicksburg, where he was transferred to the tug boat, Dime, and made its captain.

Soon after being made captain of the Dime, he was recalled to St. Louis and appointed harbor superintendent. At one time or another he served as captain of five different steamers in the Quarter Master's Transportation Department, and navigated on the Mississippi, the Missouri, the Ohio, the Tennessee, the Cumberland and the White rivers.

He remained in the service until the close of the war, when he returned to Chicago, and was appointed United States Local Inspector of Steamboats, which position he held for three years, resigning it in order to engage in the ice business with his brother Ossian and sister Mrs. Dunn.

He was appointed Inspector of Boilers of Chicago under Mayor Roche and during his term of occupancy not a single boiler accident occurred. He was appointed a member of the Board of Examiners of Engineers under Mayor Washburne, and again was secretary of that board under Mayor Swift.

Children, all born in Chicago, Ill.:

1. An infant daughter, b. and d. Sept. 16, 1856.

2. Addie L. Guthrie, b. Feb. 23, 1858; m. March 18, 1880, in Chicagc, Ill., Henry Erastus Weaver. (See the Weavers, Allied Families).

3. William Hopkins Guthrie, b. March 21, 1860; d. April 27, 1862.

Alfred Guthrie, Jr., (p. 93) eldest child of Alfred Guthrie by his second wife, Phoebe (Guthrie) Guthrie, spent much of his early life in the old Guthrie home at Sherburne, N. Y. He was forced to leave school at the age of thirteen on account of his health. He was fond of study and research and at an early age conceived the ambition to follow in the steps of some of his forebears and become a

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physician. No opportunity offered itself until at the age of thirtyfour, he then entered the Chicago School of Dental Surgery and graduated April 2, 1895, tying with one other for second place in a class of one hundred and twentyfive students. He followed his profession in Chicago.

Alfred Guthrie, Jr., married He and his wife were members of the First Universalist Church of Englewood, where they were active in Sunday School work.

Chauncy Joseph Guthrie, (p. 93) third child of Alfred and Phoebe (Guthrie) Guthrie, married July 14, 1895, Alice Poole. He was a member of the Society of Sons of the American Revolution and could trace his lineage back to six ancestors who were in that war.

Edwin Guthrie, (p. 92) the second child of Dr. Samuel and Sybil (Sexton) Guthrie, was born in Smyrna, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1806. He removed from there with his parents to Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., where he married Sept. 7, 1827, Adaline Jewett. They removed to Iowa where he was at one time prominent in the political allairs of that state. Guthrie County, Iowa, was named in honor of him. In 1846, Edwin Guthrie was commissioned Captain of Company K, Fifteenth U. S. Infantry, and went to the front in the Mexican War. Just before that time, Captain John Page, of the Fourth U. S. Infantry, was killed in the battle of Palo Alto, by having his lower jaw shot away. Alfred Guthrie, upon learning of his brother's intention of going to the front, wrote him, calling his attention to the fate of Page and urging him to abandon the idea. But he was not to be dissuaded. He with his son, Southwick, served gallantly in Mexico.

The following letters dictated to his son tell of his end.

Well, brother Alfred, I have indeed met the fate of Page. I have been wounded and am to die in the Castle of Perote. A few hours closes my earthly career.


MY DEAR BELOVED SISTER:The physicians have been in this evening and told me there is no earthly hope; a few hours closes my life on this earth. Accept a brother's dying love.


He was wounded in the knee by a guerilla, on June 20, 1847. He suffered two amputations which were unsuccessful in saving his life. He died July 20, 1847, after dictating the above letters, the signing of which was the last act of his life.

Adaline (Jewito Guthrie, wife of Edwin Guthrie, was the daughter of Nathan Jewett who founded Jewettsville, in Jefferson County, N. Y. Nathan Jewett married Hannah _. He was the son of Ezekiel and Hannah (Platts) Jewett, whose family is traced under the Pipers, given above.


Children of Edwin and Adaline (Jewett) Guthrie:

1. Southwick Guthrie, b. in Jewettsville, N. Y., April 16, 1830. (Below)

2. Adaline Guthrie, b. in Jewettsville, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1831; d. in Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1832.

Southwick Guthrie, eldest child of Edwin and Adaline (Jewett) Guthrie, was born in Jewettsville, Jefferson County, N. Y., April 11 (or 16), 1830. He married Dec. 6, 1858, Sophia Campion, at Ft. Madison, Iowa. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa, Dec 27, 1830.


1. Edwin Guthrie, b. in Fort Madison, Iowa, Aug. 30, 1859. He became an attorney and resided in Washington, D. C.

2. Clarissa Sidney Guthrie, b. in Fort Madison, Iowa, Aug. 9, 1861. (Below)

3. Grant Guthrie, b. in Washington, D. C., Dec. 27, 1864. (Below)

4. Paul C. Guthrie, b. in Washington, D. C., June 10, 1867; d. in Wash ington, D. C., July 12, 1869.

Clarissa Sidney Guthrie, above, married September 10, 1884, Rev. Cyrus Townsend Brady, in Washington, D. C. He was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy of Annapolis, Md., but gave up a naval career to become a minister of the Episcopal Church. He was the son of NA. and Nbc J. E. Brady of Leavenworth, Kan. She was a woman beautiful in physical form and in mind and spirit. Her mind was stored with everything that was pure and good; her personality made her loved and remembered by all who met her. She was a poetess of skill and merit but as she seldom published her poems, her skill was unknown except to her closest friends. She was a loving mother, devoted wife and a devout Christian. She died in Crete, Nebr., May 27, 1890.

Her "In Memoriam," written by her fatherinlaw, Mr. J. E. Brady, is reprinted in Records of the Guthrie Family, by Dunn and Dunn, Chicago, 1898, p. 98 to 102.


1. Cyrus Townsend Brady, Jr., b. in Omaha, Nebr., June 23, 1887.

2. Susan Elizabeth Brady, b. in Omaha, Nebr., Sept. 8, 1888,

3. Sidney Guthrie Brady, b. in Crete, Nebr., May 20, 1890.

Grant Guthrie, (above) third child of Southwick and Sophia (Campion) Guthrie, married August 1885, Isabelle G. Robinson, of Nebraska, Kan. They made their home in Harrison, Nebr., where he engaged in the practice of law.


1. Edwin Guthrie, b. June 12, 1886, in Netawaka, Kan.; m. May 25, 1912, Ruth G. Field, who was b. at Viroqua, Wis., they live (1928) in San Diego, Calif. They have one child, a daughter, Doris Ruth Guthrie, b. in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 24, 1918.

2. Basil Guthrie, b. Aug. 28, 1893, in Harrison, Nebr.

Harriet Guthrie, (p. 92) third child of Dr. Samuel and Sybil (Sexton) Guthrie, was born in Smyrna, N. Y., in 1810. She removed with her parents to Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., where she united with

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the First Presbyterian Church. She married Feb. 12, 1831 Thaddeus Chamberlain. (See the Chamberlains, Allied Families). They removed to Chicago, Ill., in 1845. She was received into the First Presbyterian Church of Chicago, under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Bascom, and became very much interested in the work of the church. She was a woman of kind sympathies and always strove to relieve those in distress. In the days of the slavery agitation she was a strong abolitionist and active in aiding the cause. During the great struggle of the Rebellion, she was devoted to her country and engaged in many enterprises for the benefit of the soldier& She gave cheerfully of her time and strength in this cause. She was one of the first ladies of Chicago who assisted in raising funds for the establishment of a permanent Soldier's Home.

Harriet (Guthrie) Chamberlain died in Chicago, 111.

Cynthia Guthrie, (p. 92) fourth and youngest child of Dr. Samuel and Sybil (Sexton) Guthrie, was born in Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., June 2, 1823. She married Feb. 4, 1841, Francis F. Burt, (see the Burts, Allied Families), in Sackett's Harbor. She united with the Episcopal church of Sackett's Harbor in 1850 and remained a consistent member of that denomination throughout her life. She was a woman of many rare virtues and was deeply loved by all whose privilege it was to enjoy acquaintance with her. For a number of years she was an intense sufferer from bodily infirmities, but she bore the pain with patience and Christian fortitude. She died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Anna (Burt) Davies, in Madison, Wis., July 23, 1884, in her sixtyfirst year. She rests in her last sleep in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, 111.

James Guthrie, (p. 88) second child of Dr. Samuel Guthrie, Sr., and Sarah , studied theology and became a minister widely known for his zeal and his efforts to prevent litigation. He removed from Brimfield, Mass., to Dayton, Ohio, where he married April 22, 1813, Mrs. Elizabeth Ainsworth Andrews, widow of Hugh Andrews, by whom she had five children. She was born Aug. 26, 1774; died in Dayton, Ohio, September, 1850. James Guthrie died in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 3,1860.'


1. Abelard Guthrie, b. March 9, 1814. (Below)

2. Eloise Guthrie, b. June 19, 1817; m. Jacob Light.

3. Margaret Guthrie, b. May 19, 1819; m. Isaac Strohm.

Abelard Guthrie married Nancy Brown. They had a daughter who married a Mr. Lane and lived in Kansas.

James Guthrie, (p. 88) second child of James Guthrie and Abigail Betts, removed from Woodbury, Conn., to Sherburne, N. Y., with his parents, and there married Mehitable Hicock, who was born Nov.


7, 1757, the daughter of Thaddeus Hicock and Mehitable Porter, who were married Oct. 21, 1745. Mehitable Porter was the daughter of Ebenezer Porter and was baptized in Woodbury, Conn., Aug. 29, 1725. James Guthrie with his family removed from New York to Ohio.


1. Eliza Guthrie. 3. John Guthrie. (Below)

2. A daughter. 4. Absalom Guthrie.

John Guthrie married Susan ; they moved from Ohio to Otselic, Chenango County, N. Y.


1. Loraine Guthrie, who m. Thomas Wilcox.

2. Lucy Guthrie.

3. Caroline Guthrie , who m. Mr. Moore.

4. Emeline Guthrie, who m. Mr. Bliss.

5. Jane Guthrie, who m. Mr. Peckham.

6. Hiram Guthrie.

7. William Henry Guthrie.

8. James Guthrie.

Joseph Guthrie, (p. 88) the third child of James and Abigail (Betts) Guthrie, removed with his parents to Lennox, Masg., where, in 1776 at the age of sixteen, he enlisted as a drummer boy in the Continental army and served for seven years. He married Nov. 10, 1784, Phoebe Abbott. They removed to Sherburne, N. Y., in 1792, where he became a prominent citizen. At the first election in the county, he was elected Justice of the Peace, which office he held for twentyeight years. He was public spirited and firm in his allegance to right and justice as he saw it, nevertheless of gentle and kindly disposition. He was a lieutenant of the Militia, organized April 11, 1796; later he was Captain in the One Hundred and Fifth Regiment in 1803.

He was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Sherburne, but in later life became identified with what were known as the Restorationists. He was ever ready to respond to a call from those in need, and destitute strangers were always referred to his door by those who were themselves unwilling or unable to extend hospitality.

The following illustrates the kindness and tenderness of his nature. It is told that when he was an old man, and susceptible to cold, he would not have a fire built in his room until late in the fall when he was sure all the swallows had flown from his chimney for the season. fie died in Sherburne, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1845. The following is inscribed on his tombstone

"I came in the morning, it was spring, and I smiled, I walked out at noon, it was summer, and I was glad, I sat me down at even, it was autumn, and I was sad. I laid me down at night, it was winter, and I slept."

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Phoebe Abbott, wife of Joseph Guthrie, was born in 1768, and was the daughter of Colonel John Abbott, who at one time was lieutenant governor of Vermont, and who on the death of the governor, that term, filled out the unexpired time of his office. Phoebe (Abbott) Guthrie died in Sherburne, N. Y., May 19, 1833.


1. Elizabeth (Betsy) Guthrie, b. Oct. 4, 1785; d. unm., June, 1855.

2. Sarah Guthrie, b. Jan. 8, 1787; d. unm. in Sherburne, N. Y., in 1859. She is the cousin mentioned in the case of smallpox, under the care of Dr. Samuel Guthrie, when as a volunteer, Sarah was vaccinated by the doctor and slept in the room with the smallpox patient to demonstrate the efficacy of the doctor's serum.

3. Diantha Guthrie, b. Oct. 3, 1789; d. unm. in Sherburne, N. Y., Septem ber, 1840.

4. Chauncy Abbott Guthrie, b. Oct. 11, 1790. (Below)

5. Justus Smith Guthrie, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1792. He was the first white child b. in the county. He m. Nancy Warren Montague. He d. in Sherburne, N. Y., December, 1854. No children.

6. Almira Guthrie, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1795; m. James Green; d. July, 1874.

7. Phoebe Statira Guthrie, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., March 14, 1798; d. unm. July, 1823.

8. Joseph Guthrie, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1801. (Below)

9. Lauren Lucian Guthrie, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., May 6, 1804. (Below)

Chauncey Abbott Guthrie (above) married Eliza Dunn in Sherburne, N. Y. He died April, 1828; she died November 12, 1864.


1. Mary Guthrie, who m. Sanford Champlin.

2. Phoebe Guthrie, b. in Chenango County, N. Y., June 7, 1828; m. March 31, 1857, Alfred Guthrie, eldest child of Dr. Samuel Guthrie. They were second cousins. Their descendants are given under Alfred Guthrie above.

3. James Guthrie, who d. unm.

Joseph Guthrie, (above) the eighth child of Joseph and Phoebe (Abbott) Guthrie, was one whose personality so impressed itself upon his relatives and friends that after he was gone his memory was held fresh and green by scores of persons. Some pass from this life and are soon forgotten. Not so with him. Endowed by nature with a remarkable intuition, he wove his influence into the lives of many with whom he came in contact. He acquired a fine education which, together with unusual abilities, marked him as a man of great possibilities. He graduated from Hamilton College in New York State, September, 1826; was admitted as an attorney to the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Aug. 14, 1829. He became counselor of the Supreme Court of the State, January 18, 1834. He died at the age of thirtysix in Sherburne, in 1837, unmarried.

Lauren Lucian Guthrie, (above) ninth child of Joseph and Phoebe (Abbott) Guthrie, was born in Sherburne, N. Y.

"He was a fine musician and a violinist of celebrity in his native town; his good nature and lively disposition made him many friends,


and the future seemed bright before him. He was playing for a gay party of friends at Tompkins, Delaware County, N. Y., when called to by an acquaintance, he leaned over the balustrade of the balcony to speak to him, a decayed post gave way and he fell to the ground below, a friend, thinking to save him, caught him in such a manner that he struck on his head, crushing his skull."

He died unmarried, in June, 1829, at the age of twentyfive years.

Benjamin Guthrie, (p. 88) fourth child of James Guthrie and Abigail Betts, married Milly Milke. He was a member of the First Congregational Society, of Sherburne, N. Y., later moved with his family to Pennsylvania.


1. Clarissa Guthrie, who was b. in Massachusetts; baptized Sept. 8, 1804, at Sherburne; m. in 1816, Nathaniel Beckwith. He d. in Bloomfield, N. Y. They had one son, Watt Beckwith, who was b. June 8, 1825, in Bloomfield, N. Y. He m. November, 1869, a Miss Gilkey.

2. Abigail Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Sprague; d. in Sherburne, N. Y.

3. Elsie Guthrie, who d. unm.

4. Chauncey Guthrie.

5. Phelman Guthrie.

6. Almond Guthrie, b. Dec. 15, 1797. (Below)

7. Lewis Guthrie.

8. Samuel Guthrie.

9. Charles Guthrie.

Almond Guthrie (above) married July 18, 1820, Elizabeth Salisbury, who was born Aug. 18, 1799, in Phelps, N. Y. After their marriage they lived in Smyrna, N. Y., where their first child was born, then at Phelps, where their second child was born. Early in the year 1824 they removed to Cataragus County, N. Y., and settled on a large &act of land on Wright's Creek, near Burton, afterwards known as Humphrey. This land was acquired from the Holland Land Company. They were the first settlers in what was then a waste and howling wilderness, but at once proceeded in true pioneer style to carve for themselves a home out of their primeval surroundings. The other children were born in the little log cabin on Wright's Creek. The children all obtained a common school education, some of them taught school before marriage and when they established homes for themselves lived on subdivisions of the original had. Supreme Court Justice, G. W. Cole, a kinsman, said of this family that they were the most stalwart mentally, morally and physically of any family he had ever known. They not only made real contributions to the political and social life of their community, but assisted very materially in the erection and maintenance of the First Baptist Church of Humphrey.

Almond Guthrie died Aug. 16, 1868; his wife Elizabeth, April 11, 1865. Both rest in the cemetery at Humphrey, N. Y.



1. John B. Guthrie, b. Sept. 10, 1821. (Below)

2. Electa Louisa Guthrie, b. Dec. 8, 1822, (p. 103).

3. Mary Ann Guthrie, b. June 4, 1824, (p. 104).

4. Fannie Elizabeth Guthrie, b. Feb. 17, 1826, (p. 105).

5. Edwin Guthrie, b. Sept. 29, 1829, (p. 105).

6. Clarissa Guthrie, b. about 1831; lived on the old home place, where she d. about 1891, unm.

7. Eliza Rachel Guthrie, b. June 6, 1838, (p. 107).

John B. Guthrie, above, married Catherine Du Bois, who was born in 1822; died in 1895, at Humphrey, N. Y. He died there in 1898.

Children, all born at Humphrey, N. Y.:

1. Elizabeth H. Guthrie, b. April 29, 1850. (Below)

2. Almond G. Guthrie, b. Feb. 25, 1852; m. (1) March 27, 1879, Mary Ophelia Brown; m. (2) Aug. 14, 1922, Mrs. Ada Flint Abott. No children by either marriage. He d. in 1930.

3. Electa L. Guthrie, b. July 12, 1853; m. in 1880, Edson Hale. No children. She d. Feb. 8, 1892.

4. Conrad J. Guthrie, b. Dec. 12, 1856, (p. 103).

Elizabeth H. Guthrie (above) married Nov. 9, 1871, Albert A. Armstrong; died Oct. 2, 1920, at Humphrey, N. Y.


1. Wilson J. Armstrong, b. Feb. 23, 1873, at Humphrey, N. Y.

2. Edith L. Armstrong, b. Aug. 10, 1876, at Great Valley, N. Y.; m. May 8, 1902, at Geneseo, N. Y., Harry J. Wolfkill.

3. Bessie Esther Armstrong, b. Oct. 8, 1879, at Great Valley, N. Y.; m. July 16, 1900, at Boliver, N. Y., George H. Holcomb.


(1). John Holcomb, b. July 17, 1902.

(2). Chester A. Holcomb, b. Oct. 17, 1903.

(3). Helen L. Holcomb, b. March 25, 1905; m. C. R. Lawton.

(4). Hugh W. Holcomb, b. Sept. 19, 1906.

(5). Mark S. Holcomb, b. July 8, 1908.

(6). Owen M. Holcomb, b. Feb. 6, 1910.

(7). Edith E. Holcomb, b. Nov. 1, 1912.

4. Sarah C. Armstrong, b. Oct. 6, 1882, at Great Valley, N. Y.; d. Aug. 17, 1884.

5. Robert Grant Armstrong, b. May 16, 1886, at Great Valley, N. Y.; m. May 26, 1906, Bertha Monroe.


(1). Arnold M. Armstrong, b. April 7, 1907, at Port Alleghany, Pa.

(2). Stanley H. Armstrong, b. April 8, 1915.

6. Lillian Armstrong, b. Dec. 9, 1889; m. in 1907, at Humphrey, N. Y., Orr Kinney.


(1). Mary Elizabeth Kinney, b. Oct. 24, 1914.

(2). Edith Ella Kinney, b. Nov. 6, 1916.

(3). Pearl Louise Kinney, b. Feb. 6, 1922.

(4). Orr Kinney, Jr., b. March 22, 1926.

7. Ruthanna Armstrong, b. Dec. 4, 1894, at Niobe, N. Y.; m. July 14, 1915, at Fivemile, N. Y., Daniel Garfield Sweet.


(1). Russell Ardene Sweet, b. Nov. 6, 1916.


(2). Alice Jeanette Sweet, b. Dec. 8, 1917.

(3). Elizabeth Marie Sweet, b. Aug. 30, 1919. (4). Roberta May Sweet, b. Sept. 21, 1921.

Conrad J. Guthrie Q. 102) married JarL 1, 1878, Caroline Zevia Pratt; died Nov. 7, 1898.


1. Cora Aleath Guthrie, b. Oct. 26, 1879; m. June 20, 1901, Harry Asa Pemberton.


(1). Harry C. Pemberton, b. Jan. 11, 1903. He enlisted April 6, 1927, in the U. S. Air Service and was stationecl at Bolling Field, Washington, D. C. He was promoted to Corporal, Nov. 26, 1928 and to Sergeant, Feb. 5, 1928. Afterwards he was stationed at Scranton, Pa., as sole station commander. He was discharged from the Service April 5, 1930, and recommended for Second Lieutenant in National Emergency. He m. June 29, 1929, Elizabeth Wallace. They have a daughter, Elizabeth, b. Sept. 29, 1930.

(2). Lysle Clifford Pemberton, D. Nov. 3, 1907.

(3). Leland Frank Pemberton, b. Dec. 15, 1918.

2. Leslie Conrad Guthrie, b. Nov. 1, 1883; m. June 2, 1904, Julia. Washburn.


(1). Harold Guthrie, b. March 10, 1905.

(2). Merle Guthrie, b. Oct. 4, 1907.

Electa Louisa Guthrie (p. 102) married Dec. 11, 1853, George Calvin De Golia; died Nov. 13, 1908.


1. Andrew J. De GOA, b. Jan. 2, 1857. (Below)

2. John De Golia, b. Feb. 13, 1859, (p. 104).

3. George Edwin De Golia, b. June 1, 1863; m. Jennie RebeccaL Smallman. No children. They lived in Buffalo, N. Y. He d. there in 1932.

Andrew J. De Golia (above) married May 16, 1880, Mary Etta Cross.


1. George A. De Golia, who d. in infancy.

2. Blossom De Golia, b. Sept. 1, 1882; m. Dec. 25, 1902, Llewellyn S. Dort.

Children, all b. in Allegany, N. Y.:

(1). Roland Stephen Dort, b. Dec. 24, 1903.

(2). Richard L. Dort, b. Feb. 20, 1905.

(3). Alfred Luther Dort, b. Jan. 17, 1910.

(4). Fanny Irene Dort, b. April 30, 1915.

(5). Francis De Golia Dort, b. March 27, 1918.

(6). Paul Dort.

3. Bud C. Do Golia, b. Oct. 5, 1884; m. May 18, 1911, Susie M. Plummer; d. 1932.


(1). Arthur L. De Golia, b. July 19, 1912.

(2). Josephine E. De Golia, b. July 28, 1914.

(3). Gladys De Golia, b. Dec. 20, 1916.

(4). Rose Eloise De Golia, b. Jan. 30, 1919.

4. Electa De Golia, b. Aug. 10, 1887; m. Elvin Sencas; d. March 3, 1908.

5. Fred De Golia, b. Jan. 2, 1899; m. Dec. 25, 1918, Flora Baker.


John De Golia (p. 103) married Pearl Bacon.


1. Nellie De Golia, b. Sept. 13, 1897; m. Oct. 25, 1914, Talmadge Carter.


(1). Norman 0. Carter.

(2). Roland N. Carter.

(3). Vernell Carter, b. Aug. 8, 1920.

(4). Laura Carter, b. Jan. 15, 1922.

2.William De Golia, b. July 15, 1900, at Humphrey, N. Y.

Mary Ann Guthrie (p. 102) married July 1, 1848, Cephas Childs. They lived in Humphrey, N. Y. There their children were born and there she died March 11, 1908. Children:

1. Elizabeth ("Betsy") Childs, b. Feb. 25, 1854. (Below)

2. Almond Childs, b. Dec. 21, 1856. (Below)

3. Phoebe Childs, b. Nov. 5, 1858. (Below)

Elizabeth Childs (above) married Jan. 1, 1873, Charles Fay. Children:

1. Adrian Fay, b. July 11, 1876; m. in 1902, Bessie Burt.


(1). Leora Fay, b. 1903; m. April 22, 1923, Vernon Potter.

(2). Alice Fay, who m. June 22, 1923, John Raiber.

(3). Ada Fay, who m. John Lewis; one daughter.

2. Erwin Fay, b. Jan. 13, 1879; m. Aug. 19, 1901, Emily Ballard. One childGrace Fay, b. June 8, 1902; m. Melvin Peterson.

Almond Childs (above) married Dec. 24, 1876, Nettie Wright, who was born April 1, 1858. He died June 5, 1915.


1. John C. Childs, b. March 24, 1878; m. Sept. 5, 1896, Edith Flint; d. April 2, 1932.


(1).Mina 0. Childs, b. April 22, 1899; m. George Baker.


i. Laura L. Baker, b. May 3, 1920.

ii. Agnes Alverna Baker, b. June 14, 1921.

iii. Beatrice Alberta Baker, b. Aug. 20, 1922.

iv. George Vernon Baker, b. Feb. 25, 1924.

(2). DeForest A. Childs, b. June 30, 1909.

(3).Laura L. Childs, b. July 12, 1910.

2. Edith Childs, b. March 4, 1896.

Phoebe Childs (above) married March 1, 1877, Fred Pierce.


1. Mary Pierce, b. March 11, 1878; m. a Mr. Miles. They had one childKenneth Miles, b. April, 1906.

2. Roy Pierce, b. April 21, 1883; m. Dec. 24, 1903, Pearl Dunninger.

Children, all born in Salamanca, N. Y.:

(1). Raymond John Pierce, b. Feb. 21, 1906.

(2). Pauline Eva Pierce, b. Feb. 21, 1908; m. 1930, Robert Hahn.

(3). Margaret Ruth Pierce, b. March 24, 1910.

(4). Edward Lee Pierce, b. June 5, 1915.


3. Earl Pierce, b. June 1, 1890; m. April 28, 1911, Ethel Hinman. They have one childHoward Charles Pierce, b. Nov. 3, 1912.

4. Dewey Pierce, b. Feb. 17, 1899.

Fannie Elizabeth Guthrie (p. 102) married Oct. 1, 1848, William Haggerty; died Aug. 26, 1906.

Children, all born at Humphrey, N. Y.:

1. Sarah Elizabeth Haggerty, b. July 16, 1849. (Below)

2. Frank Haggerty, b. March 30, 1855; m. June 21, 1882, Mertie B. Dammon, who was b. Oct. 18, 1862, at Wheatville, N. Y; d. Jan. 23, 1922. He d. in 1932, at Great Valley, N. Y.


(1). Frank Haggerty, Jr., b. May, 1884; d. July, 1884.

(2). A child, b. and d. September, 1899.

(3). Grace A. Haggerty, b. Aug. 30, 1900; m. June 22, 1924, Frank Zink, who was b. May, 1889. They have one son Edmund Haggerty Zink, b. Dec. 25, 1925.

3. Thankful Louise Haggerty, b. June 19, 1862; m. Dec. 2 (or 20), 1882, Frank Snow, who was b. Dec. 22, 1851; d. July 7, 1929. They had one childCarroll Snow, who was b. July 14, 1893.

Sarah Elizabeth Haggerty (above) married June 20, 1871, at Great Valley, N. Y., Charles E. Whitney. Soon after their marriage they migrated to Peabody, Kan., lived there until 1883 and then returned to Humphrey, N. Y. Their three older children were born at Peabody, their two younger, at Humphrey.


1. Clara A. Whitney, b. July 18, 1873; m. (1) July 18, 1892, at Humphrey, N. Y., Frank M. Maher, who d. Jan. 1. 1919, leaving an only child, Lois E. Maher, who m. Nov. 6, 1920, at Howe, Ind., Herbert Slusser. ChildrenMargaret, b. May 22, 1923; Richard, b. Jan. 5, 1925; John, b. September, 1927. Clara Whitney Maher m. (2) Sept 3V 192t in Jamestown, N . Y., George B. Howe.

2. Julia Eleanor Whitney, b. Nov. 22, 1874; m. July 7, 1897, (or 1899) Ora Linderman; d. Nov. 10, 1905.

3. Fred H. Whitney, b. Oct. 21, 1876; d. Oct. 22, 1882.

4. Marian Elizabeth Whitney, b. Sept. 16, 1883; m. Dec. 25, 1912, at Alle gany, N. Y., Ernest F. Maher.


(1). Elizabeth Maher, b. Dec. 5, 1915.

(2). Leah Florence Maher, b. Oct. 8, 1923.

5. Fannie A. Whitney, b. April 18, 1891. She is a graduate nurse in the Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N. Y.

Edwin Guthrie (p. 102) married Sophia Mack, of Danville, N. Y. They lived at Humphrey, where their children were born and where he died April 1, 1920.


1. Eveline S. Guthrie, b. Jan. 14, 1859; m. Sept. 19, 188% Spencer Whitney; d. July 8, 1915. No children.

2. Frank Guthrie, b. March 22, 1861; m. June 22, 1898, Cora White of Perrysburg, N. Y.; d. Jan. 7, 1919. No children.

3. Ida Guthrie, b. July 10, 1863; d. June 23, 1869.

4. Edwin Guthrie, Jr., b. Sept. 16, 1865, (p. 106).

5. Elisha W. Guthrie, b. Nov. 28, 1867, (p. 106).


6. Josephine Guthrie, b. March 1, 1870 (p. 107)

7. Allen Guthrie born June 30, 1872; m Chloe Kimball


(1). Raymond Guthrie, who m. Oct. 10, 1920, Guinnith Binckley.


i. Geraldine Chloe Guthrie, b. July 18, 1921, in Oklahoma.

(2). Cecil Guthrie.

8. J. Burdette Guthrie, b. Dec. 26, 1875; m. Dec. 20, 1905, at Great Valley, N. Y., Ethel Irene Shaffer. They live in Salamanca, N. Y.

Edwin Guthrie, Jr., (p. 105) married June 24, 1887, at Franklinville, N. Y., Carrie Sill.


1. Norman E. Guthrie, b. Sept. 17, 1889. He served in the World War; left Los Angeles, Aug. 3, 1918, for Camp Lewis, Wash.; embarked Sept. 6, 1918, at New York for France with the 45th Medical Replacement Unit. He was discharged from the Service, Jan. 10, 1919, at Camp Kearney, Calif. He m. Aug. 11, 1920, Margaret Helen Rowland, of California.

2. Fleda Guthrie, b. Oct. 15, 1891, at Humphrey, N. Y.; m. June 25, 1914, at Flat Rock, Ill., Terrence V. McNichols.


(1). Virginia Marie McNichols, b. Dec. 4, 1915, at Drumwright, Okla.

(2). Dallas Terrence McNichols, b. July 10, 1917.

(3). Reva Lorraine McNichols, b. July 16, 1918, at Robinson, 111.

(4). Burdette Guthrie McNichols, b. May 7, 1929, at East Long Beach, Calif.

3. Reva Guthrie, b. July 5, 1893, at Humphrey, N. Y.; m. February, 1929, Elmer Montgomery; d. June, 1931.

4. Merle Guthrie, b. Jan. 15, 1895; d. in childhood.

5. Clifford Burdette Guthrie, b. March 8, 1897, at Great Valley, N. Y.; moved with his parents to Robinson, 111. He enlisted September, 1917, in the Aerial Service of the U. S. Army and worked up to Second Lieutenant in the Aviation Corps. He became an expert stunt flyer and was ambitious to serve overseas during the World War. He was not privileged to do so, but was retained as an instructor in aviation. He was killed in an accident while instructing a cadet, Aug. 29, 1918.

6. Donald Guthrie, b. May 6, 1900, at Bradford, Pa. While attending the Illinois State University, at Urbanna, he enlisted Oct. 2, 1918, in the Students Army Training Corps; was discharged Dec. 21, 1918, from the same.

Elisha W. Guthrie (p. 105) married (1) in 1891, Callie Dunning; married (2) Jennie Wright. No children by second marriage.


1. Wayne Guthrie, b. Jan. 4, 1892; was a soldier in the World War and saw active service in France.

2. Howard Guthrie, b. July 30, 1894.

3. Carl Guthrie, b. June 23, 1896; d. in young manhood, unm.

4. Dora Estelle Guthrie, b. June 30, 1898; m. May 15, 1918, at Yankton, S. Dak., Martin W. Lusk.


(1). Willard G. Lusk, b. May 1, 1919.

(2). David Thomas Lusk, b. Dec. 31, 1921.

(3). Eloise Lusk, b. March 17, 1923.


Josephine Guthrie (p. 106) married Oct. 22, 1896, Leslie 0. Morehouse.


1. Harland Morehouse, b. March 3, 1899; enlisted Dec. 15, 1917, in Battery B, 60th Regiment Cost Artillery Corps and saw service overseas on four different fronts including St. Mihiel and MeuseArgonne. He was discharged Feb. 21, 1919. He m. Dec. 10, 1922, Margaret Feneran.


(1). Leo. Dana Morehouse, b. Jan. 13, 1924.

(2). Frank Morehouse, b. Jan. 13, 1927.

2. Laurence Morehouse, b. Oct. 26, 1900; m. June 24, 1924, Hildegarde Kneiser.


(1). Laurence Merl Morehouse, b. Feb. 28, 1926.

3. Bruce Morehouse, b. April 5, 1904; d. in infancy.

4. Cora Morehouse, b. March 23, 1966; m. Sept. 18, 1927, Kenneth Adams.


(1). Alice Jeanette Adams.

(2). Kenneth M. Adams, b. March 4, 1930.

5. Walter Morehouse, b. Feb. 11, 1912.

Eliza Rachel Guthrie (p. 102) married June 27, 1866, Allen B. Bullard; died Feb. 4, 1904, at Salamanca, N. Y.


1. A son, d. in infancy.

2. A son, d. in infancy.

3. Clara Bullard, b. July 29, 1867, at Great Valley, N. Y. (Below)

4. Emma Bullard, b. Nov. 27, 1869, at Salamanca, N. Y. (Below)

Clara Bullard, above, married July 19, 1888, at Salamanca, N. Y., James N. Norton.


1. James Ray Norton, b. June 19, 1889, at Morrison, Pa.; m. Aug. 31, 1917, at Rochester, N. Y., Margaret McMahon.


(1). Jean Norton, b. March 11, 1919, in Brooklyn, N. Y. (2). Doris Norton, b. Sept. 12, 1921.

2. Allen Bullard Norton, b. Feb. 1, 1891, in Morrison, Pa.; m. May 22, 1916, in Standish, Mich., Eleanor May Milne. They have one child, Mary Eleanor, who was b. Nov. 10, 1917.

3. Neva Norton, b. May 29, 1892, in Morrison, Pa.; m. Nov. 4, 1919, Dr. Theodore Fill Conklin.


(1). Roger Norton Conklin, b. March 18, 1921.

4. Emma Norton, b. Jan. 6, 1895, in Morrison, Pa.

5. Theodore Tint Norton, b. July 21, 1902, at Salamanca, N. Y.; d. April 15, 1912. He was drowned in the Allegany River at Salamanca.

Emma Bullard (above) married Aug. 11, 1887, in Salamanca, N. Y., Tint Champlin; died at Little Valley, N. Y., March 6, 1917.

Children, all born at Little Valley, N. Y.:

1. Hazel T. Champlin, b. Jan. 12, 1889; m. Nov. 30, 1917, James Andrew.

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Children, all born in Little Valley, N. Y.:

(1). Barbara Andrew, b. Sept. 7, 1918.

(2). Faith Andrew, b. May 20, 1920.

(3). Shirley Andrew, b. June 1, 1922.

2. Francis Champlin, b. May 1, 1892; m. July 22,1916, Bernice Hart.

3. Phillip Champlin, b. April 23, 1899; m. Jan. 30, 1920, Ethel Ellis.


(1). Phillip Tint Champlin, b. Jan. 4, 1921.

(2). Theressa K. Champlin, b. June 12, 1922.

John Guthrie, (p. 88) fifth child of James Guthrie and Abigail Betts, married Polly Purdy, daughter of Judge Purdy, of Sherburne, N. Y. John Guthrie was one of the original members of the Calvinistic Congregational Church of Sherburne and was the second postmaster of that place.


1. Minerva Guthrie, who died in Thomasville, Ga., unm.

2. Glorian Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Carpenter.

3. Mariah Guthrie.

4. John Guthrie, Jr.

5. Albert Guthrie.

6. William Henry Guthrie, who was baptized September, 1817.

Nathan Guthrie, (p. 88) sixth child of James Guthrie and Abigail Betts, studied medicine and became a physician of note in Sherburne, N. Y. He was a man of great intelligence, with a profound insight into both the physical and mental natures of men. He enjoyed to an unusual degree the confidence and affection of his community. He married (1) in 1792, Mabelle Patterson, who was born in 1768, and died in Sherburne in 1805. He married (2) in 1807, Mrs. Abi (Richardson) Hale, in Scottsville, N. Y. She died in Sherburne, in 1816; he in 1820.

Children of Nathan Guthrie and Mabelle Patterson, born in Sherburne:

1. Luman Guthrie, b. in 1793; m. Sophronia Shepard; d. in Lockport, N. Y.

2. Aurelia Guthrie, b. Nov. 11, 1796; m. June 23, 1822, in Scottsville,Monroe County, N. Y., Chester Savage. (See the Savages, Allied Families).

3. Harvey Guthrie, b. in 1798. (Below)

4. Francis Guthrie, b. June 4, 1801, (p. 110).

5. James Guthrie, b. in 1803, (p. 116).

Children of Nathan Guthrie and Mrs. Abi (Richardson) Hale, born in Sherburne:

1. Jesse Guthrie, b. Jan. 28, 1811, (p. 117).

2. Joseph Guthrie, b. Dec. 12, 1815, (p. 120).

Harvey Guthrie, (above) third child of Dr. Nathan and Mabelle (Patterson) Guthrie, married in 1822, in Scottsville, Monroe County, N. Y., Mary Beach. They moved to Conneaut, Ohio, where they passed the remainder of their lives.

Children, all born in Conneaut, Ohio:

1. Alvin Guthrie, b. about 1824.


2. Harvey Guthrie, b. about 1826; served in Captain Cortius' Independent Battery of Ohio Artillery Troops, during the Civil War.

3. Catherine Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Fenton and had a daughter, Elizabeth Penton, who was b. and lives in Conneaut, Ohio.

4. Nathan Lewis Guthrie, b. March 18, 1841. (Below)

5. Esther Guthrie, b. about 1844.

Nathan Lewis Guthrie, during the Civil War, served as a volunteer in Captain Cortius' Independent Battery of Ohio Artillery Troops. In 1865 he entered the University of Michigan as a student in the classical course and graduated in 1869 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Three years later he received from his Alma Mater the degree of Master of Arts. Following this he accepted a professorship in the Oakland (Calif.) Military School, which he held for four years, resigning to prepare himself for the gospel ministry. He was licensed as a Local Preacher by the Methodist Episcopal Church and entered Drew Theological Seminary as a student. III health compelled him to leave Drew before the completion of his theological course. This was in 1875. He was offered the principalship of the Public School of Conneaut, Ohio, which he accepted and served until 1878, when he entered the regular ranks of the Methodist ministry in the Detroit Conference. He was pastor of Forester, Mich., 187880; Washington, Mich., 188082. Failing health that year led him to move to Arizona. He became a member of the Arizona Mission Conference in 1885 and served Prescott, Ariz., 188588; Flagstaff, 188891; and Wilcox, 189193. lie was principal of the Public Schools at Prescott and was the organizer of the Methodist church at Flagstaff. At one time he was Department Commander of the Q A. R. in Ohio and served as commander of G. A. R. Rawson Post, No. 4, Department of Arizona. In politics he was a Republican.

He married (1) June 15, 1870, Nellie Mizener, daughter of Rev. David Mizener of the Erie Conference. She died June, 1875. They had one child, a daughter, who died in infancy. He married (2) in 1876, Amelia Avis Smith, a daughter of Plin Smith, who was born Aug. 5, 1802, in Sheldon, Vt.; married Amelia Weeks, who was born Aug. 26, 1810. They migrated by wagon and canalboat to Andover, Ohio, where they took up land, cleared it and built a log cabin on it Amelia Avis was born May 16, 1849, at Andover, Ohio, and died November, 1881, at Macomb, Mich. He married (3) Oct. 15, 1883, at Monteill, Ohio, Georgia Nye, of Chardon, Ohio. He died April 1, 1893, at Wilcox, Graham County, Ariz., and was buried in Conneaut, Ohio.

Children, second marriage:

1. Elsie Amelia Guthrie, b. May 27, 1877, in Conneaut, Ohio; unm.; lives in Dayton, Ohio.

2. Arthur Cuyler Guthrie, b. Aug. 26, 1880, in Forester, Mich., (p. 110).

Children, third marriage:

1. Virgil Guthrie, b. June 16, 1885, in Prescott, Ariz., (p. 110).


Arthur Cuyler Guthrie (above) married Aug. 6, 1906, Margaret A. Quinlin, who was born Dec. 21 188t in Tucson, Ariz. She is a daughter of James Quinlin, who was a native of the State of Maine, moved to Tucson before the railroad was built and died there in 1902. His wife was Mrs. Anna Foyle, nee Roger, who was born in Wisconsin and died in Tucson, in 1912. Arthur Cuyler Guthrie and family live at 224 Fremont St., Tucson, Ariz.


1. Donald Quinlin Guthrie, b. June 14, 1911, in Tucson, Ariz.

Virgil Guthrie, (above) only child of Nathan Lewis Guthrie and Georgia Nye, after the death of his father removed with his mother to Ann Arbor, Mich., where she was living in 1922. He married Ruth, daughter of Wilson M. Day, of Cleveland, Ohio. He is editor and manager of the NaHon& Petroleum News, address936 Brunswick Road, Cleveland, Ohio.

Children, both born in Cleveland, Ohio:

1. Robert Day Guthrie, b. Nov. 23, 1914.

2. William Harvey Guthrie, b. Oct. 26, 1916.

3. Richard Farnham Guthrie, b. Sept. 28, 1924.

Francis Guthrie, (p. 108) fourth child of Dr. Nathan and Mabelle (Patterson) Guthrie, studied medicine and afterwards theology and became a prominent minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He married Oct. 21, 1821, Elizabeth Hughes, who was born in Kanawha, W. Va. She, a daughter of Rev. Edward and Nancy (Foster) Hughes, was a devout and earnest Christian and an able helpmeet to her husband. They devoted their lives to the ministry of the gospel. He died July 7, 1881, in Gallopolis, Ohio; his wife, in Cheshire, Ohio. They were the parents of thirteen children, the four older of whom were born in West Virginia, the next five in Ohio, the tenth in Mercer County, Pa., the eleventh in Tyler County, W. Va., and the two youngest in Ohio.


1. Square Hughes Guthrie, b. Dec. 8, 1822. (Below)

2. Aurilla Patterson Guthrie, b. Oct. 23, 1824, (p. 111).

3. James Madison Guthrie, b. July 28, 1826, (p. 111).

4. Christopher Columbus Jarrett Guthrie, b. March 10, 1828, (p. 111).

5. Roxena Varian Guthrie, b. Nov. 27, 1829; m. Sept. 25, 1847, in Gallia County, Ohio, Franklin Mills Rowley. (See the Rowleys, Allied Families).

6. Jane E. Guthrie, b. Jan. 2, 1832, (p. 112).

7. David Preston Guthrie, b. July 8, 1833, (p. 113).

8. Wesley B. Guthrie, b. April 18, 1835, (p. 113).

9. John P. Guthrie, b. Oct. 25, 1836; d. in infancy.

10. Rebecca F. Guthrie, b. March 1, 1838, (p. 113).

11. Francis Asbury Guthrie, b. April 1, 1840, (p. 114).

12. William H. Guthrie, b. Oct. 7, 1841; was a soldier in the Union Army in the Civil War; was killed in the Second Battle of Bull Run; unm.

13. Henry C. Guthrie, b. July 27, 1842; d. in infancy.

Square Hughes Guthrie (above) married April 27, 1845, in Gallia County, Ohio, Chamelia Wilcox.



1. Elizabeth F. Guthrie, b. Sept. 4, 1846.

2. Mary Guthrie, b. Jan. 18, 1848.

3. Roxena A. Guthrie, b. July 25, 1849.

4. Hiram T. Guthrie, b. May 4, 1851.

5. Louise E. Guthrie, b. May 4, 1853; d. in 1857.

6. Catherine Guthrie, b. Nov. 23, 1855; d. in 1855.

7. Elma Guthrie, b. Jan. 21, 1857.

8. James M. Guthrie, b. June 29, 1858.

9. Lewella Guthrie, b. Aug. 1, 1860.

10. Adeline Guthrie, b. May 18, 1863; d. in April 26, 1895.

11. Clarissa Guthrie, b. Aug. 11, 1866.

Aurilla Patterson Guthrie (p. 110) married Joseph Cook, of Wood County, W. Va. She died in 1892.


1. Elizabeth Rebecca Cook, who m. Edward Balantine.


(1). Myrtle E. Balantine.

(2). Herbert Balantine.

2. Mary Cornelia Cook, who m. Robert Denton, of St. Catherine, Canada.

3. Francis Jerome Cook, who m. Ida Coffman, of Parkersburg, W. Va.

4. Julia Emma Cook, who rn. (1) Corbin Cramer; (2) a Mr. Thompson.


(1). Joseph Cramer.

(2). Denton Cramer.

(3). Donald Cramer.

5. Joseph H. Cook.

6. James Herbert Cook, who m. Sadie Cole, of West Virginia.

7. Olivia G. Cook, who d. at the age of eighteen.

James Madison Guthrie, (p. 110) third child of Rev. Francis and Elizabeth (Hughes) Guthrie, married (1) April 4, 1850, in Wood County, W. Va., Susan Spencer; (2) May 2, 1858, Sarah Tate; (3) Mary Galbraith. He died July 2, 1871, in Cheshire, Ohio.

Children, first marriage:

1. David G. Guthrie, b. Jan. 21, 1851.

2. Francis A. Guthrie, b. Sept. 29, 1853. He was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Children, second marriage:

1. Alice Guthrie, b. February, 1859, in Ohio; m. a Mr. Butcher; d. Sept. 1, 1890, in Point Pleasant, W. Va.

Children, third marriage:

1. Frederick E. Guthrie, b. Dec. 13, 1863.

2. Wesley H. Guthrie, b. Aug. 23, 1865; d. May 24, 1886, in Cheshire, Ohio. Christopher Columbus Jarrett Guthrie, (p. 110) fourth child of Rev. Francis and Elizabeth (Hughes) Guthrie, graduated from the Medical College, of Ann Arbor, Mich., and from the Ohio Medical College, of Cincinnati, Ohio. He visited Europe several times and attended medical lectures in London, Paris and Vienna. He began the practice of medicine in Clarksville, Ark., where he married Oct. 11, 1854, Mary Frances Collier, who was born near Nashville, Tenn.,


a daughter of Willis and Mary (Morgan) Collier. They had been led into the Cumberland Presbyterian Church under the ministry of Rev. Eli Guthrie, one of the strong leaders of that denomination at an early day in its history, and whose line is traced elsewhere in this book. The Colliers moved from Tennessee to Clarksville, Ark. In 1865, Dr. Guthrie removed from Clarksville and settled in Belpre, Ohio, with which place so many of his Guthrie relatives had been associated. There he built up a very extensive practice on both the Ohio and West Virginia sides of the River. His fame spread abroad and patients came to him from all parts of the United States, from Canada and from the isles of the Pacific. Dr. Guthrie possessed a magnetic personality, was benevolent and kind and attached friends to himself by the thousand. He was not only eminently learned in his profession, but his brilliant mind was stored with the best of literature. His knowledge of history was especially notable. His death which occurred April 26, 1893, at his home in Belpre, Ohio, was a great shock to multitudes of friends and former patients.


1. Anna Guthrie, b. July 23, 1855, in Spadra, Ark.; studied music at Harpersburg, W. Va., and at the Cincinnati College of Music; was an elocutionist of unusual style and method and possessed a remarkable control over her vocal organs. Her entertainments were supported by large throngs of her friends and admirers. She m. Feb. 28, 1883, in Belpre, Ohio, Phillip S. Cole, a son of William Cole and Louise Shields.


(1). Pauline Cole.

2. David P. Guthrie, b. Aug. 18, 1857, in Clarksville, Ark.; graduated from the Cincinnati Law School, practiced law a short time there, then accepted a position as chief clerk in the joint office of the L. & N. and the C. & 0. Railroads at Covington, Ky. He m. May 10, 1881, Laura V. Culp, of Louisville, Ky.


(1). Gertrude Hughes Guthrie.

(2). Helen Culp Guthrie.

3. George Wesley Guthrie, b. Nov. 14, 1860, in Clarksville, Ark.; d. March 2, 1884, in Belpre, Ohio. He studied medicine at the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati. One month before the commencement at which he was to have graduated, he accidentally cut himself with a dissecting knife and bloodpoisoning set in, resulting in his death. His instructors regarded him as having unusual faculties for surgery and medicine.

Jane E. Guthrie, (p. 110) sixth child of Rev. Francis and Elizabeth (Hughes) Guthrie, married in Wood County, W. Va., George W. Copen.


1. Alice Copen, who m. in Elizabeth, W. Va., Joseph Stewart.


(1). Isaac Stewart. (4). Milo Stewart.

(2). Newton Stewart. (5). Francis Stewart.

(3). Ralph Stewart.


2. William Copen, who m. in Elizabeth, W. Va., Alice Bartlett.


(1). Clarence Copen.

(2). Charles Copen.

3. Maud Copen.

4. Fannie Copen.

5. George Copen.

6. Pearl Copen.

7. David Copen.

8. Francis C. Copen, who studied law, was admitted to the bar and in 1896 was elected prosecuting attorney of Wirt County, W. Va.

9. Elizabeth Copen.

David Preston Guthrie, (p. 110) seventh child of Rev. Francis and Elizabeth (Hughes) Guthrie, attended college at Meadville, Pa., also the Ohio State College at Athens, where he graduated. Afterwards he took a postgraduate course in the same institution. He was First Lieutenant in the One Hundred and Ninetyfourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. After the war he was superintendent of Public Schools in Point Pleasant, W. Va., Gallipolis, Ohio, and Ashland, Ky. He married in 1874, in Belpre, Ohio, Edna Hibbard, daughter of T. B. and Sarah (Porter) Hibbard. She was a woman of unusual mental power and admirable character. She was a graduate of the Marietta High School, in which she held the highest honors of any in her class. She died Sept. 28, 1881, in Belpre, Ohio.


1. Francis Hibbard Guthrie, who m. Susie Jarvis.

2. Hattie A. Guthrie.

Wesley B. Guthrie, (p. 110) eighth child of Rev. Francis and Elizabeth (Hughes) Guthrie, attended college at Meadville, Pa., at Athens, Ohio, and at Ann Arbor, Mich. He graduated from the Ohio Medical College, of Cincinnati. He married Sept. 13, 1870, in Hartford, W. Va., Selina Maria Brown, daughter of Major Brown, who was born March 2, 1813, in New York State; married Selina Matthews, who was born in New England, July 12, 1812. They moved to Hartford, W. Va., where they passed the remainder of their days. By ability and enterprise he amassed considerable wealth. Wesley B. Guthrie died


1. Charles Wesley Guthrie, b. Sept. 13, 1871.

2. William Luther Guthrie, b. July 21, 1873.

3. Martha B. Guthrie, b. March 19, 1875; m. Guy Wright.

4. Anna Selina Guthrie, b. June 24, 1877.

5. Mary Brown Guthrie, b. March 10, 1882.

Rebecca F. Guthrie, (p. 110) tenth child of Rev. Francis and Elizabeth (Hughes) Guthrie, married (1) in 1857, in Parkersburg, W. Va., James A. Good, who died in 1858. She married (2) in Parkersburg, about 1860, Barnett F. Ball. He was the son of


(? James) Ball, who married Mary Barnett (or Bennett) and removed from Fairfax County, Va., to West Virginia. He was of the same family as Mary Ball, mother of the illustrious George Washington. Barnett F. Ball was a member of the first Board of Education of Elizabeth, W. Va., and was also a member for three years of the Board of Supervisors. For two years he was the president of the board. He was a delegate to the convention, which assembled in Wheeling during the first year of civil strife, and voted that the western counties should remain in the Union, and should constitute the State of West Virginia.

Rebecca F. Guthrie (Good) Ball died

Children, first marriage:

1. James William Good, b. 1858, in Parkersburg, W. Va.; graduated from the Louisville (Ky.) Medical School and became a doctor of medicine; m. Eldorado Van Camp of New Martinsville, W. Va.


(1). Mark Good, b. March 23, 1884.

(2). Hattie Good, b. March 10, 1886; d. Oct. 12, 1896.

(3).Lucy Good, b. Feb. 17, 1888.

Children, second marriage:

1. Evander Ball. 6. Francis Ball.

2. David 0. C. Ball. 7. Ina Ethel Ball.

3. Anna Ball. 8. Arthur Ball.

4. Barnetta Ball. 9. Isabella Ball.

5. Mary Elizabeth Ball.

Francis Asbury Guthrie, (p. 110) eleventh child of Rev. Francis and Elizabeth (Hughes) Guthrie, was a student in Allegheny College, Meaaville, Pa., when the Civil War began. He volunteered and enlisted, Sept. 10, 1861, as a private in Company E, One Hundred and Eleventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was made a Sergeant, Nov. 2, 1861; Second Lieutenant July, 1862; First Lieutenant, November, 1862; Captain, March 30, 1863. After the war he attended the law school of Ann Arbor, Mich from which he graduated. He located at Point Pleasant, W. Va., and began the practice of law. His rise in the profession was rapid. He was elected State Attorney and in 1880, by a very large majority, was elected Judge of the Circuit Court. He was reelected for a second term of eight years in 1888 and again for a third term in 1896. Judge Guthrie was a Republican in politics. He married April 30, 1866, Clara Elizabeth Van Gilder, born Aug. 18, 1847, at Cheshire, Ohio, a daughter of Amasa Van Gilder, who was born near Cape May, N. J., a son of Jeremiah Van Gilder. Amasa migrated to Ohio settling first on the Ohio River about 21/2 miles below the mouth of the Little Hocking. Later he purchased lands near Cheshire, Ohio, on which he lived the balance of his life. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Julius Chappell, of Washington County, Ohio. (See the Chappells, Allied Families).


Judge Guthrie died Tuesday morning, Aug. 16, 1904; his widow Dec. 29, 1908.


1. Lewis Van Gilder Guthrie, b. Jan. 8, 1868, in Point Pleasant, W. Va. (Below) Lewis Van Gilder Guthrie received his education in the public schools of Point Pleasant, W. Va., the college of Blackburg, Roanoke College, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, (now the University of Maryland), at Baltimore. During his college course he majored in the elementary studies of medicine. He graduated in medicine in 1889 after having done undergraduate work as resident physician in the maternity hospital of the University. Dr. Guthrie practiced general medicine in his home community for four years, then accepted a post at Spencer Hospital, which he held for four years. June 1, 1897, he was Unanimously elected uperintendent of the West Virginia State Hospital for the Insane at Huntington, and was at the time the youngest superintendent of such an institution in the United States. He held this position for 29 years. As originally established this institution was intended for the incurably insane, but under the regime of Dr. Guthrie it became a mental hospital, where epileptics, defectives and those having many forms of insanity were received and treated. He gave himself intensely to the study of the cases under his care with the result that within a few years he had won a wide reputation as an expert in his field. Many persons, whose families did not wish to have them committed as state charges, entered the hospital as pay patients, seeking especially Dr. Guthrie's care. For years the funds thus derived were held by the State for the beneRt of the institution and out of those earnings several of the more important buildings of the present hospital plant were built. Dr. Guthrie was much in demand as a consultant. Friends urged him to retire from public service and establish private offices and , clinics and had he done so he might have reaped rich rewards but he chose rather to devote his abilities to the service of the State. Nevertheless his fame as an alienist and a psychiatrist became nation wide. By Civil Service examination he ranked first in his profession in the U. S. He was the author of numerous treatises on mental disorders; served in many capacities with various Aassociations and commissions and was a distinguished member of a number of medical organizations. Aside from his professional activities, Dr. Guthrie, who was a good financier, was interested in several businesses, For many years he was VicePresident of the First National Bank of Huntington. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a KnightTemplar. It was in the inner circle of intimate friends and loved ones that Dr. Guthrie's rare qualities of soul were best appreciated. He was motivated by a high sense of honor, duty and service to others. He


was generous, kind and understanding. Some one said of him that he was great in the little things of life as well as the big things. His was a deeply spiritual nature and his emotions were easily stirred by the lofty themes of the Christian faith. He conceived his great duty to himself to be to conserve his own physical health (he was not naturally robust) and to so live in this world that he might attain unto life eternal. Reared a Presbyterian, in later life he was a member of the Episcopal Church, it being the communion to which his wife belonged. A lover of the outofdoors, of field and waterway; having a fine sense of humor; an appreciation of poetry; a tender regard for loved ones and faith toward Godhe was in every sense a nobleman.

Dr. Guthrie married June 15, 1889, Margaret Lynn English, who was born April 28, 1869, at Point Pleasant, W. Va. She is a daughter of John W. English, one time Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of W. Va., who was born Jan. 31, 1831; married Fannie Lewis, who was born Nov. 10, 1839. She was descended from John and Margaret (Lynn) Lewis, who settled at Staunton, Va., in 1729. Dr. Guthrie died at his home on Rugby Road, Huntington, W. Va., at 5:30 It M., Saturday, Sept. 20 1930. He was laid to rest in the Spring Hill Cemetery of Huntington.


1. Kathleen Lewis Guthrie, b. May 5, 1891, at Point Pleasant, W. Va.; m. Jan. 30, 1912, Frank Witcher McCullough, who was b. May 3, 1889, in Huntington, W. Va. He is a son of Frank and Alice (Witcher) McCullough. Mr. F. Witcher McCullough and family live in Huntington, W. Va.


(1). Witcher Guthrie McCullough, b. July 8, 1915.

(2). Frank Witcher McCullough, 11, b. Dec. 4, 1921.

2. Fanny Elizabeth Guthrie, b. Aug. 16, 1901, in Huntington, W. Va.; educated at Cathedral School, Washington, D. C.; m. Aug. 1, 1923, Ben Mitchell Williamson, who was b. March 3, 1900, at Catlettsburg, Ky. He was educated at Culver Military Academy and at the University of Virginia. They live in Ashland, Ky.


(1). Margaret Lynn Williamson, b. April 23, 1924, in Huntington, W. Va.

(2). Elizabeth Guthrie Williamson, b. Dec. 7, 1926, in Ashland, Ky.

James Guthrie, (p. 108) fifth child of Dr. Nathan Guthrie and Mabelle Patterson, married (1) in 1832, Harriet Shepard, of Riga, N. Y. She was a daughter of Ira Shepard, a native of Connecticut. In 1838 they moved to Conneaut, Ohio, where in 1841 Harriet died leaving no children. Later he returned to Riga and married (2) Theria Shepard a sister to Harriet. They lived and died in Conneaut.


1. James H. Guthrie, b. Oct. 6, 1850, in Conneaut; m. May Stevenson, who was b. May 1, 1855, in Manchester, Pa. She was a daughter of Robert M. Stevenson, b. in 1830, in Columbiana County, Ohio; m. Elizabeth Reed and hadRobert M., Jennie, William, Elwood, Fannie and May.


Mr. Guthrie lives in Conneaut, Ohio. May Stevenson Guthrie d. May 28, 1926.


(1). Ethel M. Guthrie, b. July 22, 1874; m. Edward Diebler.

(2). Leslie H. Guthrie, b. Aug. 18, 1875.

(3). Elizabeth Guthrie, b. June 30, 1881; m. a Mr. Taylor.

Jesse Guthrie, Q. 108) eldest child of Dr. Nathan Guthrie and Mrs. Abi (Richardson) Hale, married Nov. 29, 1835, in Ireland, Hanna Crean. He was a seafaring man and for a number of years after his marriage made Waterford, Ireland, his home port. Later they lived in New York City, and later still, in Earlville, N. Y. He died in Syracuse, N. Y.

1. Maria Guthrie, b. Nov. 19, 1836, in Waterford, Ireland; m. Feb. 19, 1867, Ferdinand Saunders. He d. in Sedalia, Mo.


(1). Ernest Saunders, b. Dec. 8, 1867.

(2). Fred Saunders, b. Dec. 1, 1870; d. July 4, 1896.

(3). Oswald Saunders, b. Dec. 8, 1872; d. April 4, 1873.

(4). Osmond Saunders, b. Nov. 16, 1874; d. Dec. 24, 1876.

2. Joseph Guthrie, b. Dec. 16, 1838, in Waterford, Ireland. (Below)

3. Hannah Guthrie, b. Sept. 12, 1847, (p. 119).

4. Chauncey Guthrie, b. Sept. 24, 1849, in EarIville, N. Y.; d. Oct. 4, 1860.

5. Elizabeth Guthrie, b. Oct. 14, 1851, in EarIville, N. Y.; d. Dec. 31, 1864, in Syracuse, N. Y.

6. Sarah Guthrie, b. Nov. 10, 1853; d. Aug. 2, 1888.

7. James Guthrie, b. Feb. 18, 1856, in Earlville, N. Y., (p. 119)

8. Jesse Guthrie, b. April 19, 1858; d. April 19, 1864, in Syracuse, N. Y.

Joseph Guthrie, above, enlisted April 12, 1860, in the First Artillery Company, U. S. Regular Army. He served three years and during the Civil War was in the Army of the Potomac and in all the important engagements into which it enteredtwenty battles in all. He was honorably discharged from the service, April 9, 1863. After this he held a Government position at Duval's Bluff, Ark. At the close of the war he went to St. Louis, Mo., where he married Sept. 19, 1865, Mrs. Mary Duval, nee Griffith, who was born Jan. 23, 1834, at Maysville, Ky. She was a true type of the old Aristocracy, modest, genteel and a wonderful homekeeper.

Joseph Guthrie died in Los Angeles, Calif., June, 1915. Mary (Duval) Guthrie died June 27, 1904. Both were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The following letter from Joseph Guthrie, to Eveline G. Dunn, is taken from Records of the Guthrie Family.

St. Louis, Mo., September, 1897. Dear Miss Dunn:

If I am right in my surmise, and you are the granddaughter of Alfred Guthrie, what a train of memories that relationship brings to my mind; it takes me back to the time when my father returned to his native heath, after an absence of years, dating from the time when he left, a callow youth, to seek his fortune; and now he has brought it home in the shape of a wife and two children, a girl of ten years, and a boy of eight, who is your humble correspondent. We had lived in the City of New York, where 1 had attended school, and although

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so young, I had advanced so that reading to me then, Was as easy as now, think of the feast of reading matter I found in the old Guthrie mansion, and being very small for my age, I was the marvel of the dear old people, who wondered at that mere child sitting and reading most of the time just like older people. It seems as if it were but yesterday, so deeply engraven in my mind is that expression made by aunt Betsey, the eldest, a tall, finelooking lady, very quiet and kindly in disposition, with a certain grace about her every action which seemed to speak the goodness of her heart. Then there was aunt Sally, not quite as tall as aunt Betsey, but with a heart big enough to take in the world.

I could easily give you a map of the old place from memory, with a description of the old house which I think, when built, was considered quite a mansion; how it was built into the only hill on the place high enough to make the cellar in the back of the first story, making it three stories in front, and two stories back, four rooms on a floor, a large hall running through from east to west, above all, was the great rambling garret, the delight and terror of we children. This garret was fllled with the paraphernalia for spinning and weaving, it contained the most complete outfit I have ever seen: spinningwheels for linnen, cards for carding wool, flax breaks, and two looms. The old kitchen was as we find represented in some old pictures, with strings of apples, and bunches of herbs, sage, thyme, pepper and spearmint, with wormwood and horehound of bitter memories attached to a cold.

Then the orchard, where apples of all colors and flavors grew; the great barn piled with hay and grain; maybe there was no fun in that old barn. Then the old cob that Uncle Justus would let me ride, my short legs scarcely reaching across his broad fat back; but I have never taken a ride since with so much enjoyment; and the Chenango River, with its fishing and swimming. Sister and I attended the little woodcolored schoolhouse, a mile and a half north, where Cousin Phoebe taught school.

The woods were a continuous source of wonder to me. In the very thickest of these woods a remnant of the Oneidas' camped in true aboriginal style, and like their fathers before them, looked upon the Guthries as their particular friends. One whose name I remember, Abe Tusknott, was wont to spend many hours in the chimney corner in the Guthrie home during appleparing time. Old Abe could make an appleparingmachine blush, so evenly would he pare an apple.

I am told the original settlement was a mile square. A beautiful tract of land, pleasant to look upon. Commencing at the west branch of the east fork of the Chenango River and running back some threequarters of a mile to the west line, which was lost in a fine tract of timber called the sugarbush, which furnished fencing, fuel and sweetness for the family. A beautiful homestead in the beautiful Chenango valley, which although unsung as is the Mohawk, will safely bear comparison with any; and which, for so many years, was the home of our race, but knows no more the footsteps of a Guthrie. The memories of my boyhood days around that old homestead come nearer to elysiurn to me than any other chapter of my life. I have never seen any country to compare with that beautiful valley. I may be excused for giving expression to my thoughts, especially as I think that in writing to you, I write to one, who, like myself, is proud of the name and race of Guthrie.

I must allow the imagination to wander to the old church on Sherburne Hill, where, in the cemetery back of it, so many of our race are buried. If I had any particular desire touching the final resting place of this mortal clay it should be that when the signal for my release is given, that it might be laid in that quiet spot.

Children of Joseph Guthrie and Mary Griffith Duval:

1. Laura Guthrie, b. in St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 16, 1867, (p. 119).

2. Elizabeth Sarah Guthrie, b. in Syracuse, N. Y., June 11, 1869, (p. 119).

3.Jesse Guthrie, b. in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 29, 1871 ; d. Jan. 17, 1872.


4. Leon Joseph Guthrie, b. in Potosi, Washington County, Mo., Sept. 11, 1876. (Below)

Laura Guthrie (p. 118) married Feb. 7, 1885, in St. Louis, Mo., Clark Martin, who was born in St. Louis, April 3, 1848. Their address is 4002A Lucky St., St. Louis, Mo.

Children, all born in St. Louis:

1. Joseph Keith Martin, b. Nov. 13, 1885; d. Oct. 6, 1910.

2. Lucien Walter Martin, b. Nov. 19, 1887; m. They live in Chicago, Ill. ChildrenEleaine and Lucile.

3. Mary Frances Martin, b. Dec. 6, 1891; m. June, 1913, They lived in Ironton, Mo., where she d. Jan. 7, 1915, leaving an infant daughter, Mary.

4. Leon Harold Martin, b. April 27, 1897, lives in St. Louis.

5. Thelma Joyce Martin, b. Feb. 17, 1901; m. Stephenson. They live in St. Louis, Mo. One childThelma.

Elizabeth Sarah Guthrie (p. 118) married (1) March, 1884, William Hall; she married (2) William Kaler; she married (3) Allen. They had one son, William Allen. They live in Santa Anna, Calif.

Leon Joseph Guthrie (above) married Nov. 10, 1898, Pauline Pausch, who was born in St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 16, 1877. Her parents were both born in Germany, coming to America in early life.

For many years Leon J. Guthrie was a weather observer, connected with the U. S. Weather Bureau at Ft. Smith, Ark. In 1922 he was transferred to the U. S. Observatory at Atlanta, Ga. He was a Christian gentleman and a gifted scientist. He died in Atlanta, Dec. 10, 1923, burial in St. Louis, Mo.


1. Una Guthrie, b. in Curacao, W. L, Oct. 20, 1899; m. ; lives in San Francisco, Calif.

2. Leon J. Guthrie, Jr., b. in Springfield, Ill., June 2, 1901; lives in St. Louis, Mo.

3. Solita Guthrie, b. in Ft. Smith, Ark., Aug. 1, 1912.

Hannah Guthrie, (p. 117) third child of Jesse and Hannah (Crean) Guthrie, married September 12, 186C John Greenarq in Syracuse, N. Y. He was the son of Patrick and Nancy Greenan. He died in 1887, and his widow resided in Holyoke, Mass.


1. Jessie Ann Greenan.

2. Mary Jenette Greenan, who m. W. P. Griffin.

3. Ida Theresa Greenan, who m. Fred Anderson.

4. Catherine Vincent Greenan.

5. Josephine Agnes Greenan.

James Guthrie, Q. 117) seventh child of Jesse and Hannah (Crean) Guthrie, married November 24, 1879, Mary Ellen Walker, who was born March 11, 1863, and was the daughter of Francis and Ella (Purcell) Walker. They made their home in Springfield, Mass.



1. James Francis Guthrie, b. Oct. 14, 1880; d. Feb. 2, 1882.

2. Francis Jessie Guthrie, b. Oct. 13, 1881; d. Dec. 12, 1881.

3. Joseph Leon Guthrie, b. Feb. 1, 1883.

4. Walter Eleazer Guthrie, b. Jan. 16, 1885.

5. Percy Jefferson Guthrie, b. Oct. 30, 1887; d. Feb. 1, 1888.

6. Raymond Harold Guthrie, b. Aug. 20, 1889.

7. Beatrice Irene Guthrie, b. Aug. 31, 1890.

8.Frederick Otto Guthrie, b. July 16, 1892.

Joseph Guthrie, (p. 108) the second child of Dr. Nathan and Abi Richardson (Hale) Guthrie, obtained a common school education and at the age of nineteen began teaching school. Later he took up the study of medicine in the office of Dr. L. Tucker, of Earlsville, N. Y. He remained with him for four years and attended lectures at Geneva, N. Y. In the spring of 1842 he received a diploma and began the practice of medicine. In this he was very successful and enjoyed the reputation of being a skillful doctor.

Joseph Guthrie married at Sandy Hill, Washington County, N. Y., July 16, 1844, Eunice Town. She died in Shiawassee County, Mich., September, 1846. He married secondly, March 16, 1847, Emma M. Convis, in Shiawassee County, Mich. She was the daughter of John D. and Submit (Graves) Convis, natives of the State of Vermont. Emma Convis, was born in Ellisburg, N. Y., April 29, 1829.

In March, 1857, Dr. Guthrie and family removed to Gratiot County, Mich., and settled in Emerson Township, in a new and uncultivated region. He was the only physician in the county, and was called upon at all hours of the day and night to visit patients scattered here and there in the pioneer homes, to which he made his way on foot by following the dim trails through the unbroken forests six or eight miles, or more.

He died in Gratiot County, Mich., Dec. 2, 1892.

Children of Dr. Joseph and Emma (Convis) Guthrie:

1. Justus Guthrie, b. in Shiawassee County, Mich., May 21, 1848; m. In Michigan, November, 1875, Anna Gamble.

2. Jesse L. Guthrie, b. in Shiawassee County, Mich., Sept. 9, 1850. (Below)

3. Ella C. Guthrie, b. in Gratiot County, Mich., March 26, 1860. She m. May 11, 1881, John Fitzgerald, who was b. in Lewistown, Niagara County, N. Y., and was the son of John and Honora Fitzgerald.

Jesse L. Guthrie, the second child of Dr. Joseph and Emma (Convis) Guthrie, married Nov. 30, 1872, Anna Sutton, in Gratiot County. She was the daughter of Thomas and Kitty Sutton of County Kent, England. They made their home in Breckenridge, Mich., where he died Feb. 17, 1932; his wife May 12, 1925.


1. Kitty M. Guthrie, b. Aug. 22, 1873; m. March 22, 1893, William M. Muscott; d. Sept. 2, 1913.


(1). Florence Muscott, b. Feb. 21, 1894; d. Oct. 10, 1904.

(2). Eunice Muscott, b. July 4, 1895; d. June 25, 1901.


(3). Bernice Muscott, b. Feb. 22, 1897; m. May 9, 1918, Carl Shaver. They live in Chico, Calif.

2. Joseph T. Guthrie, b. April 14, 1876; m. April 17, 1901, Annie E. Purdy. They live at Breckenridge, Mich. Children, all b. at Breckenridge, Mich.

(1). Edna May Guthrie, b. April 26, 1905; d. Sept. 30, 1905.

(2). Harold E. Guthrie, b. July 26, 1907; m. April 23, 1929, Ruth Wood.


i. Edna Ruth Guthrie, b. Dec. 5, 1930.

ii. Donna E. Guthrie, b. July 19, 1932.

(3). Eunice Guthrie, b. Nov. 4, 1908; m. Dec. 29, 1928, Hartley W. Thrush.

(4). Gertrude Guthrie, h. Feb. 2, 1910; m. Dec. 29, 1928, Hollis Muscott.

(5). Kitty M. Guthrie, b. March 23, 1917.

3. Hetty A. Guthrie, b. Aug. 13, 1883; m. March 12, 1902, William Purdy.


(1). Anna C. Purdy, b. May 1, 1903.

(2). Flossie M. Purdy, b. March 3, 1905.

(3). Claire Purdy, b. Feb. 19, 1907.

(4). Myrtle Purdy, b. Feb. 2, 1909.

(5). Ella Purdy, b. Jan. 24, 1912.

(6). Edna Purdy, twin to Ella; d. Dec. 21, 1929.

4. Earl E. Guthrie, b. Jan. 19, 1893; m. Nov. 24, 1920, Ivah M. Campbell.


(1). Margaret Joan Guthrie, b. June 17, 1925.

Sally Guthrie, (p. 88) seventh child of James and Abigail (Betts) Guthrie, was born 176 . She married Averil.


1. Delos Averil.

2. Nelson Averil.

3. Lucretia Averil, settled in Cooperstown, N. Y.

Esther Guthrie, (p. 88) eighth child of James and Abigail (Betts) Guthrie, was born about 1769, or 1770. She married Thomas Jenks. They, like so many of her people, removed from the New England States, and settled in Sherburne, N. Y.


1. James Jenks, b. 1787. (See The Jenkses, Allied Families).

2. Elmer Jenks.

3. Belinda Jenks.

JOSEPH GUTHRIE, fifth child of John Guthrie and Abigail Coe, (In 80) served as a volunteer in Captain Wait Hinmon's Company, which went to the relief of Fort William Henry, near Lake George, when it was beleagured during the French and Indian War. In the war of the American Revolution, he served as ensign in the Tenth, later the Thirteenth Regiment, 4th Brigade, and was present at the mustering at Danbury, April 2528, 1777.

In a deed dated in 1791, on record at Woodbury, Conn., Joel Titus conveyed to Joseph Guthrie some land also a forge and some tools.


Another deed is on record under date of Sept. 27, 1792, from John Harrand to Joseph Guthrie. In the year A.D. 1795, having for some years been interested in the "Ohio Compauy," he moved to that country.

For the following, we are indebted to the accounts of descendants, principally to Seymour Guthrie of Chicago, Ill., and to the records of Connecticut.

Joseph Guthrie married (1), about 1759, or 60, Mrs. Elizabeth Carey, nee Carpenter. She had three sons and one daughter by her former marriage. "Died Aug. 15, 1765, Elizabeth, wife of Jos. Guthrie."

He married (2) in 1767, Mrs. Joseph Kirby, nee Rachel Hand, daughter of Stephen and Rachel (Walston) Hand, and granddaughter of Stephen and Sarah (Pierson) Hand. Sarah Pierson was the daughter of Rev. Abraham Pierson. who graduated from Harvard in 1668 and became the first president of Yale College. He was the son of the Rev. Abraham Pierson and Abigail Wheelwright; married Abigail Clark, died May 5, 1707. "Died March 6, 1777, wife of Jos. Guthrie." She had one son and three daughters by her former marriage. The son, Reuben Kirby, married Anna Guthrie (see p. 87).

Follows the record of his third marriage"Married Dec. 10, 1778, Jos. Guthrie, of New Preston and Hannah Cogswell." She was a widow, her maiden name having been Woodard. She had no children by her first marriage. She died at Newbury, Ohio, in 1797. He died at the home of his son, Joseph Guthrie, in Troy Township, Athens County, Ohio, May 30, 1808.

Children of Joseph Guthrie and Elizabeth (Carpenter) Carey:

1. Abigail Guthrie, b. about 1760; "d. Nov. 18, 1781, Abigail, daughter of Joseph M. and Elizabeth Guthrie, in her 21st year." Small pox caused her death.

2. Truman Guthrie, b. in Washington, Conn., Jan. 14, 1765. (Below)

Children of Joseph Guthrie and Rachel (Hand) Kirby:

1. Stephen Guthrie, b. Jan. 10, 1768, in Litchfield County, Conn., (p. 129).

2. Elias Guthrie, b. July 9 (or 19), 1769 (or 1770), (p. 147).

3. Joseph Guthrie, b. Feb. 19, 1773; baptized June 4, 1785, (p. 148).

4. Child, d. in infancy.

5. Child, d. in infancy.

Children of Joseph Guthrie and Hannah Cogswell:

1. Abigail Guthrie, b. January, 1785; "Baptized June 4, 1785, Abigail and Joseph, children of Joseph Guthrie." "D. Aug. 8, 1787, Abigail, daughter of Joseph Guthrie, aged 1 year, 8 mos." (Note discrepancy in difference between date of baptism and death, and age at death.)

2. Amy Guthrie, b. in Connecticut about 1ML was bapUzed Dec. 2, 1787; d. at Newbury, Ohio, about 1796.

Truman Guthrie, second child of Joseph Guthrie and Elizabeth Carey, having been given a share in the Ohio Company by his


father, decided to cast his fortunes in the new country. Seymour Guthrie says of him,

"In the spring of 1788, buckling on his knapsack and shouldering his musket, he started for Ohio. He stopped for a time in Pennsylvania to assist in cutting some wheat, and reached Marietta, Ohio, July 3, 1788. Here he took up his residence, and having a share in the Ohio Land Company's purchase, he cleared about half an acre of his land, which was in the neighborhood of Mound Cemetery. Around this he planted a bush fence and sowed a peck of wheat which he had brought with him from Pennsylvania. This is said to have been the first wheat sown in Ohio. He then returned to Connecticut and the following spring he and his brother Stephen came on with a yoke of oxen and a cart with some tools, among them a crowbar, which is now in the possession of Edwin Guthrie, who is living on the farm.

"That summer (1789) Truman and Stephen built a log cabin on the Harmar side of the Muskingum river. In the fall the Indians drove off all their oxen, which they never recovered. Soon after (1790) they went to Newbury and commenced clearing Truman's land. The Indians becoming very troublesome, they built a block house, but were not able to remain there long, being compelled to go to Farmer's Castle, in Belpre, as a more secure place against the Indians, the war having fully set in. Before leaving their block house they buried their grindstone. Twenty years after, Truman's family wanting a coarse stone for gHn&ng axes, etc, he said he knew where this stone was buried and thought he could find it. The third time he struck his crowbar into the ground he hit the stone, and it was afterward worn out in the use of his family.

"He married Elizabeth Stone, (daughter of Col. Israel Stone) of Washington County, Ohio, July 21, 1796. As there were few boats and no stages, he used his only meansthe canoeto take his bride home."

Children, all born near Belpre, Ohio:

1. Truman Guthrie, b. Dec. 4, 1798. (Below)

2. Augustus Stone Guthrie, b. Dec. 24, 1802, (p. 125).

3. James Harvey Guthrie, b. July 3, 1804, (p. 125).

4. Charles Lysander Guthrie, b. Sept. 16, 1806, (p. 126).

5. Benjamin Franklin Guthrie, b. July 10, 1808, (p. 127).

6. Edwin Guthrie, b. May 22, 1810, (p. 128).

7. David Quinn Guthrie, b. July 17, 1813, (p. 129).

Truman Guthrie, Jr., married (1) Jan. 17, 1826, at Newbury, Ohio, Hannah Knowles. She died June 29, 1861 He marked (2) a widow, a Mrs. Chick. He died Nov. 19, 1873. Truman Guthrie, Jr., had children by his first marriage only. They were born near Belpre, Ohio.


1. Elizabeth M. Guthrie, b. Aug. 24, 1828. (Below)

2. Samantha Collina Guthrie, b. Feb. 18, 1830, (p. 124).

3. Edward Harvey Guthrie, b. March 7, 1833, (p. 124).

4. Melissa Adelaide Guthrie. b. Jan. 20, 1836; d. Aug. 6, 1850.

5. George Leander Guthrie, b. April 14, 1838; d. June 23, 1838.

6. Henrietta Hannah Guthrie, b. September, 1840, (p. 124).

7. Martha Almira Guthrie, b. June 26, 1844, (p. 124).

Elizabeth M. Guthrie married March 28, 1848, in Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, Jacob Riggs. They lived at Eureka, Gallia County, Ohio.



1. Laura F. Riggs, b. May 20, 1849; m. Nov. 19, 1872, William D. Graham; d. Feb. 20, 1884.


(1). Edward Graham, b. July 22,1875.

(2). Fred Graham, b. Jan. 24, 1881.

2. Edward A. Riggs, b. Dec. 28, 1851; lived in Eureka, Ohio.

3. Mary H. Riggs, b. Nov. 16, 1854;; lived in Eureka, Ohio.

4. Rosella B. Riggs, b. Aug. 3, 1857; lived in Eureka, Ohio.

5. James T. Riggs, b. December, 1859; m. Oct. 13, 1886, Mary McCormack. They lived in Eureka, Ohio.

6. Jessie Fremont Riggs, b. April 11, 1862; m. Nov. 4, 1883, George Gill man; they lived in Eureka, Ohio.


(1). Sheldon Gillman, b. Aug. 12, 1884.

(2). Bertha Gillman, b. June 2. 1886.

7. Cecelia E. Riggs, b. Aug. 18, 1864; lived in Eureka, Ohio.

8.Ernest Jacob Riggs, b. June 19, 1873; lived in Eureka, Ohio.

Samantha Collina Guthrie (p. 123) married Oct. 15, 1848, Frank Cole of Eureka, Ohio.


1. Leander Francis Cole, b. Sept. 27, 1849; m. Jan. 24, 1878, Ida Simmons;

lived in Decotah, Ohio.

2. Mary Adelaide Cole, b. Nov. 19, 1851; m. April 8, 1874, Edgar Bell;

lived in Decotah, Ohio.

3. William F. Cole, b. January, 1854; d. Oct. 24, 1854.

4. Samantha C. Cole, b. Sept. 12, 1855; lived in Eureka, Ohio.

5. Samuel Truman Cole, b. Oct. 4, 1857; m. March 22, 1882, Lydia Hay; lived in Decotah, Ohio.

6. Henrietta S. Cole, b. Nov. 16, 1859; m. August, 1882, Joseph Williams; lived in Eureka, Ohio.

7. Rose H. Cole, b. Feb. 25, 1862; m. June 21 188% Reese 'Williams; lived in Eureka, Ohio.

8. Martha Elizabeth Cole, b. May 22, 1864; d. Sept. 23, 1883.

9. Edward Guthrie Cole, b. Mar. 3, 1866; d. July 14, 1873. Edward Harvey Guthrie Q. 123) became a. professor at Ohio State College, Athens, Ohio. He died there Jan. 29, 1864.

Henrietta Hannah Guthrie (p. 123) married Aug. 4, 1864, Rev. William H. Gibbons, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. For a number of years they resided at Coolville, Athens County, Ohio. She died there June 26, 1881.


1. Anna Laura Gibbons, b. Aug. 20, 1866.

2. James Edward Gibbons, b. Mar. 2, 1867; d. Oct. 25, 1871.

3. Benjamin Truman Gibbons, b. June 26, 1872.

4. Fannie Marritt Gibbons, b. April 8, 1875.

5. Bessie Guthrie Gibbons, b. Feb. 17, 1881.

Martha Almira Guthrie Q. 123) married June 21, 1869, J. McDaniel. They lived in Eureka, Ohio.


1. May McDaniel, b. June 14, 1870.


2. Ethel McDaniel, b. Sept. 12, 1877.

3. M. Edna McDaniel, b. Sept. 16, 1884.

Augustus Stone Guthrie, (p. 123) second child of Truman Guthrie and Elizabeth Stone, married Dec. 27, 1832, Cynthia Ann Knowles, who was born at Cape May, New Jersey, Jan. 4, 1804; died at Addison, Ohio, May 9, 1859. He died there July 11, 1865.

Children, all born at Addison, Ohio:

1. James Leander Guthrie, b. Oct. 6, 1834; d. unm.

2. Frances Matilda Guthrie, b. Feb. 21, 1836. (Below)

3. Franklin Augustus Guthrie, b. Jan. 22, 1838. (Below)

4. Sidney Leverett Guthrie, b. March 1, 1843; d. Aug. 17, 1872; death by drowning; unm.

6. Mary Asenath Guthrie, b. Aug. 11, 1846; d. April 24, 1864; unm.

Frances Matilda Guthrie (above) married Oct. 17, 1867, S. H. Gates, of Addison, Ohio.

Franklin Augustus Guthrie (above) married May 23, 1863, Sarah Jane Smith, of Point Pleasant, W. Va. They lived in Addison, Ohio.


1. Cynthia Ann Guthrie, b. March 4, 1864; m. March 9, 1882, Floyd Keller, of Fair Haven, Ohio.

2. Augustus Smith Guthrie, b. June 15, 1866. (Below)

3. Leverett Guthrie, b. Oct. 2, 1871.

Augustus Smith Guthrie married (1) Sept. 10, 1887, Ida May Coffman, who was born in Mason County, W. Va., Jan. 24, 1866; died at Beury, W. Va., Dec. 8, 1893.

He married (2) Dec. 19, 1906, Margaret Joachim, who was born at Pomeroy, Ohio, Nov. 24 1881. They live in Charleston, W. VA.

Children of Augustus Smith Guthrie and Ida May Coffman:

1. Augustus Smith Guthrie, Jr., b. at Beury, W. Va., Jan. 12, 1889; lives in Fayetteville, W. Va.

2. Ethel Gates Guthrie b. at Beury, W. Va., Dec. 20, 1890; d. July 7, 1892.

3. Ida Rose Guthrie, b. at Beury, W. Va., Sept. 1, 1893; lives in Charles ton, W. Va.

Children of Augustus Smith Guthrie and Margaret Joachim, both born in Charleston, W. Va.:

1. Frances A. Guthrie, b. Feb. 29, 1908.

2. Katheryn F. Guthrie, b. Jan. 31, 1913.

James Harvey Guthrie, (p. 123) third child of Truman Guthrie and Elizabeth Stone, married (1) May 1, 1835, Charlotte Oaks, who died March 30, 1844, aged 37 years. He married (2) Nov. 13, 1844, Mary Bent, who died in 1856 aged 43 years. He married (3) Sept. 15, 1858, Belinda Goshorn, a widow. No children by this marriage. James Harvey Guthrie died in 1878, in Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio.

Children of James Harvey Guthrie and Charlotte Oaks:

1. Charles Harvey Guthrie, b. March 6, 1836; d. Feb. 23, 1859.

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2. Lucy Oaks Guthrie, b. May 24, 1838; m. Oct. 12, 1857, J. M. Hanna, of Swans Creek, Ohio. She d. in 1861.

3. Clarinda Guthrie, b. March 8, 1844; d. Jan. 2, 1862.

Children of James Harvey Guthrie and Mary Bent:

1. Missouri Guthrie, b. Oct. 20, 1845; m. Sept. 15, 1869, C. Bush; d. in Swans Creek, Ohio, Aug. 14, 1874.

2. Edward Augustus Guthrie, b. Dec. 7, 1850; met death by drowning, Jan. 15, 1868.

Charles Lysander G&hrie, Q. 123) fourth child of Truman Guthrie and Elizabeth Stone, married at Wellsville, Ohio, May 31, 1837, Almira Dunham, daughter of Amos Dunham and Laura Guthrie, (see the Dunhams, Allied Famflies). Almira Dunham was born Nov. 20, 1812.

After his marriage, Charles Lysander Guthrie moved with his bride to what was called "Eight Mile Island," where he opened a store, bought some land, laid it off in town lots, sold them and called the place Cheshire. He built a flouring mill gave land for an academy and for a church. Energetic and thrifty, at the time the Civil War began he had considerable property, but due to the depreciation of money and other causes connected with the war, his circumstances became greatly reduced. He died in Cheshire, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1892; his widow, Almira, Aug. 22, 1896.

Children, all born in Cheshire, Ohio:

1. Laura Elizabeth Guthrie, b. June 24, 1838; d. July 10, 1839.

2. Charles Augustus Guthrie, b. April 15, 1840. (Below)

3. Laura Amelia Guthrie, b. Oct. 22, 1842; d. Aug. 2, 1856.

4. Amos Dunham Guthrie, b. June 18, 1848, (p. 127).

5. Mylo Lysander Guthrie, b. April 26, 1851, (p. 127).

Charles Augustus Guthrie (above) married April 15, 1863, Sarah J. Lindsey, who was born June 23, 1843. They removed to Hodgeman County, Kan., where they settled on government land. At one time he was depot agent of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. As a pioneer citizen in that country he blazed the way for better things. For many years he was superintendent of the Sunday School. He died Jan. 15, 1910.

Children, all born at Cheshire, Ohio:

1. Augustus Lindsey Guthrie, b. Feb. 24, 1866; address, Concord, Calif.

2. Almira Guthrie, b. Nov. 5, 1867; d. Nov. 5, 1872.

3. Charles Homer Guthrie, b. June 3, 1874. (Belo,v)

4. Hannah Laura Guthrie, b. March 18, 1878, (p. 127).

Charles Homer Guthrie (above) removed with his parents to Hodgeman County, Kan., in 1884. He married July 30, 1899, Elizabeth Ousley, who was born in Union County, Tenn. Her father with his family removed from Tennessee to Hodgeman County, Kan., in 1893. Charles Homer Guthrie and family reside at Jetmore, Kan.


1. Infant son, d. at birth April 21, 1905, at Dodge City, Kan.

2. Charles Ousley Guthrie, b. Feb. 14, 1907, at Withrup, Kan.

3. Gersilda Guthrie, b. Aug. 21, 1911, at Jetmore, Kan.


Hannah Laura Guthrie (p. 126) married Oct. 29, 1903, George E. Sheldon, who was born May 8, 1878, in Iowa. Address1633 Harrison St., Denver, Colo.


1. Harold Augustus Sheldon, b. Aug. 4, 1904, in Dodge City, Kan.

2. George Hilton Sheldon, b. July 17, 1906, in Speasville, Kan.; d. Aug. 21 1907.

3. Curtis Emmett Sheldon, b. Aug. 15, 1908, in Speasville, Kan.

4. Grant Melvin Sheldon, b. Dec. 15, 1912, in Larned, Kan.

Amos Dunham Guthrie (p. 126) married Feb. 11, 1874, Lovina T. Munck. They removed from Cheshire to Middleport, Ohio, where for many years he was agent for the C. H. 17. & T. R. R. They had one son, Roy Wayland Guthrie, who was born March 3, 1879, in Cheshire, Ohio.

Mylo Lysander Guthrie (p. 126) married Jan. 21, 1877, Mary Garen, in "Pomeroy, Ohio. They lived in Cheshire, Ohio, where for many years he was engaged in the hardware business.

Children, all born in Cheshire, Ohio:

1. Elma Lucinda Guthrie, b. Feb. 10, 1878. (Below)

2. Howard Harvey Guthrie, b. June 30, 1879. (Below)

3. Charles Curtis Guthrie, b. Jan. 3, 1881. (Below)

4. Helen Guthrie, b. Jan. 6, 1889. (Below)

Elma Lucinda Guthrie (above) married Feb. 14, 1897, in Cheshire, to J. R. Swan. They live in Cheshire, Ohio, and have one son, Guthrie Swan, born there Aug. 27, 1907.

Howard Harvey Guthrie (above) married Sept. 17, 1902, Julia Hawkins. They live in Point Pleasant, W. Va., and have a son, Robert Curtis Guthrie, born Feb. 8, 1907.

Charles Curtis Guthrie (above) married Feb. 6, 1905, Florence Stone, at Gallipolis, Ohio. She is the daughter of James W. and Joana (Kirns) Stone. After his marriage, Charles Curtis Guthrie moved with his bride to Columbus, Ohio, where their children were born.


1. Mary Elizabeth Guthrie, b. Sept. 2, 1908.

2. William Stone Guthrie, b. April 4, 1912.

Helen Guthrie (above) married Jan. 9, 1913, in Cheshire, Ohio, Carl Jenkins. They live in Cheshire, where their only child, Mary Elizabeth, was born Dec. 17, 1913.

Benjamin Franklin Guthrie, (p. 123) fifth child of Truman Guthrie and Elizabeth Stone, married Oct. 23, 1848, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Amelia Bierce, who was born in Portage County, Ohio. They spent their married life in Cheshire, Ohio, where their children were born and where he died Feb. 23, 1879. Amelia Bierce Guthrie died June 20, 1897, in Marion, Kan., and was laid to rest in the cemetery of


Cheshire beside her husband. She was a sister of Ambrose Bierce, the noted writer and journalist, who, while in Mexico seeking literary material, was slain by Villa's brigands.


1. Florence Abbie Guthrie, b. Nov. 23, 1849; m. Oct. 7, 1868, Benton M. Chappelle. (See the Chappelles, Allied Fanalies).

2. Marcus A. Guthrie, b. Jan. 12, 1854; d. Feb. 10, 1857.

3. Belle Guthrie, b. March 20, 1856; m. March 2, 1890, John H. Daniel, who was b. Nov. 5, 1832, in Moundsville, W. Va. He was a son of Samuel Daniel, who m. Juliet Rector. Both were of Virginia, and of English ancestry. Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. John H. Daniel removed to Marion, Kan., where their children were b.and where he d. March 19, 1909.


(1).Frank Guthrie Daniel, b. Dec. 18, 1890; served as a soldier in the A. E. F. during the World War; m. July 5, 1921, May Stephens, of St. Francis, Kan.; lives in Goodland, Kan., and has one childDennis Douglas, who was b. July 29, 1922, at St. Francis, Kan.

(2). Howard Samuel Daniel, b. April 9, 1892; served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the World War; m. Jan. 26, 1917, LeonoeV. Shahan.


i. Howard Quentin Daniel, b. Sept. 13, 1917.

ii. Max Richard Daniel, b. Feb. 20, 1921.

iii. Dorothy Daniel, b. March 10, 1923.

Edwin Guthrie, (p. 123) sixth child of Truman Guthrie and Elizabeth Stone, married (1) March 6, 1836, Amelia Knowles, who died Oct. 21, 1851, aged 40 years. He married (2) Feb. 20, 1853, Charlotte Bent, who died Aug. 29, 1865, aged 45 years. He died at Newbury, Ohio, Sept. 7, 1884, aged 74 years.

Children of Edwin Guthrie and Amelia Knowles:

1. Achsa M. Guthrie, b. Jan. 21, 1837.

2. Vesta A. Guthrie, b. March 23, 1839.

Children of Edwin Guthrie and Charlotte Bent:

1. Edwin Bent Guthrie, b. June 11, 1855. (Below)

2. Elizabeth S. Guthrie, b. June 9, 1858; m. Feb. 5, 1879; d. June 27, 1880.

Edwin Bent Guthrie (above) married Dec. 12, 1878, Flora B. Knowles. They lived in Kenmore, Ohio.

Children, all born at Little Hocking, Ohio:

1. Ray Sidney Guthrie, b. Sept. 26, 1879. (Below)

2. Herbert K. Guthrie, b. May 10, 1882; d. May 22, 1909.

3. Elizabeth M. Guthrie, b. July 30, 1884, (p. 129).

Ray Sidney Guthrie (above) married Dec. 5, 1900, to Alverta Mae Bailey, who was born in Vincent, Ohio, March 15, 1880, daughte of Perry Bailey, of Ohio, who married Lucinda Ball, of Pennsylvania. He is a stationary engineer with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, of Akron, Ohio. His address is1464 Elder St., Akron, Ohio.



1. Donald Herbert Guthrie, b. July 15, 1904; d. October, 1904.

2. Marion Claire Guthrie, b. Nov. 29, 1907; d. at the age of two and one half mos.

Elizabeth M. Guthrie (p. 128) married July 31, 1913, George L. Ehiman, a civil engineer. They live in Akron, Ohio.


1. George Guthrie Ehiman, b. in 1919.

David Quinn Guthrie (p. 123) was the seventh son of Truman Guthrie and Elizabeth Stone. The fact that he was a seventh son, according to the belief of many, gave him special occult powers, not possessed by ordinary mortals. He was sometimes called upon to cure the "King's Evil," by the laying on of his hands. In case a cure was not affected he could attribute it to a 'lack of faith on the part of the patient.

David Quinn Guthrie married Oct. 1, 1846, Elizabeth Henderson. They lived at Swans Creek, Ohio. No children. He died Dec. 9, 1863, aged 50 years; his widow died in 1864.

Stephen Guthrie, (p. 122) first child of Joseph Guthrie and Rachel (Hand) Kirby, is referred to in the following: "married Jan. 1, 1789, Stephen Guthrie and Sally Chapd:' (Washington, Conn., record.) (See the Chappells, Allied Families.) The following account is taken from A Brief History of a Branch of the Guthrie Family, by Seymour Guthrie. He is in error as to the date of Stephen Guthrie's first journey to Ohio, if the latter went in the Fall following his marriage.

"In September of this year (1788) Stephen with his brother Truman, and a few others, started on their journey for the banks of the Ohio and the junction of the Muskingum river, a distance of nine hundred miles. He left his wife at Litchfield, until he could make a home for her in the far west. They made from thirty to fifty miles a day, and camped at night around a large fire, which served alike to keep them warm and keep at bay the beasts of prey. Their route, after leaving Philadelphia was up the valley of the Susquehanna, past Harrisburg, then a mere hamlet of frontier cabins, to Bedford, an Indian trading post, thence to Red Stone, now Brownsville, on the Monongahela river. Here they purchased canoes and set off for the mouth of the Muskingum, where they arrived in October, welcomed by gen'l Putnam, Tupper, Sproat and others of the Ohio Land Co., who had laid out in part the town of Marietta. The first building erected was a stockade, with a substantial palisade of strong timber, sunk three feet in the ground and extending ten feet above.

"Stephen and Truman, having a claim upon a part of a tract of land where Harmar now stands, immediately commenced clearing it, and by fall had six acres ready for cultivation, part of which they sowed with wheat, this being the first grain sown by any of the emigrants of the North West Territory.

"During the winter the stockade was enlivened by frequent 'Balls,' the music being furnished by a free colored man, who performed very acceptably on the violincontradances, Virginia reels and the French Minuet, then the most recent and fashionable.

"In the spring they harvested a good crop of wheat, and about the middle of September, 1789, they started for Conn. Stopping enroute at Red Stone, they contracted for a flat bottomed boat fifty feet long by fourteen feet wide, to be

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finished by the first of April, 1790, ready for their return. About the first April they again left New England, with their dear ones for their western home. They purchased two yokes of oxen and one cow, a wagon well covered and fitted up with camp equipage and provisons for three or four weeks. Arriving at Red Stone they found their boat ready for them, and, after a day of rest, transferred everything to the boat and started for Marietta. All went well until they reached Wheeling Island, where the boat struck a rock and stove a large hole in the bow. Fortunately, Mr. Zane, owner of the Island (Founder of Zanesville), came to their assistance promptly, and in three or four days all was ready for proceeding on the journey. Declining a very tempting offer of Mr. Zane to settle on the Island, they again started, and reached Marietta without further mishap. About this time an Indian war was raging in the northwest, which necessitated the settlers keeping close to the stockades. This became exceedingly irksome to those who owned land in Belpore Township, and Stephen and Truman Guthrie, Mr. Goodale, Mr. Dana and some others decided to build block houses in Belpre and Newbury. This was done, and they moved into them with their families. In 1794, Gen. Wayne defeated the Indians with great slaughter and drove them from that part of the country. The termination of the Indian war rendered the living in block houses unnecessary, and the settlers rapidly spread over the surrounding country. In 1796 Belpre Township was organized, and Stephen Guthrie, being considered one of the most prominent men in that part of the country, was appointed by the Governor, a Justice of the Peace. He held considerable landed property, but he never accumulated anything more than a compentency. Land was cheap, produce almost without a market, and it was difficult to obtain sufficient money for taxes, although light.

"Stephen built a comfortable brick house, manufacturing the brick on the premises. Here most of the large family were born, and, with the exception of J. C. and C. B., what little schooling they had was obtained in the log school house near by.

"Mrs. Sally Guthrie was born in Sharon, Ct., Aug. 11, 1770, and died at Newbury, March 18, 1818, leaving a family of nine children. She was a woman of fine personal presence, kind hearted and sympathetic, always ready to bestow favors, or material aid to those in need. Her influence was not confined to her own neighborhood, but extended far beyond her own circle.

"In 1820 Stephen married a widow named Ackley, living a mile below Athens. She was a Vermont ladya woman of most desirable traits of character. A fervent Christian, endowed with those rare qualifications to discharge successfully the duties of stepmother to a large family of boys. This lady had a life estate in the Ackley farm near Athens. On account of her interests there, and the advantages for sending the boys to school, the family moved to that farm, where they remained for three years, when she died, and the family returned to the old homestead at Newbury in 1824.

"Sometime thereafter Mr. Guthrie married a widow named Palmer of Marietta. Stephen Guthrie died at Newbury, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1827. He was of medium height and a man of strict integrity, possessing a high sense of honor, with a great love for justice and a due reverence for the majesty of the law. He hated oppression in every form, was generous and open hearted to a fault, honest and true as steel to a friend, but, withal, credulous, and hence often the victim of fraud."

Childreh, all save the eldest were born in Belpre, Ohio:

1. Laura Matilda Guthrie, b. in 1789, in Litchfield, Conn.; m. in 1804, Amos Dunham. (See the Dunhams, Allied Families).

2. Julius Chappell Guthrie, b. April 26, 1792, (p. 131).

3. Erastus Guthrie, 1st., b. in 1796; d. in infancy.

4. Erastus Guthrie, 2nd., b. July 22, 1798, (p. 138).

6. Almira Guthrie, b. Dec. 12, 1800, (p. 140).

6. Albert Austin Guthrie, b. Jan. 9, 1803, (p. 140).

7. Sheldon Guthrie, b. Nov. 28, 1805, (p. 141).

8. Stephen Hand Guthrie, b. Feb. 27, 1809, (p. 143).


9. George Nelson Guthrie, b. May 18, 1811, (p. 144).

10. Columbus Bierce Guthrie, b. Feb. 27, 1814, (p. 146).

Julius Chappell Guthrie (p. 130) was born in a block house opposite the mouth of the Little Kanawha River, on the north bank of the Ohio River. Seymour Guthrie writes of him:

"He is said to have been the first white child born in that part of the territory. He was brought up on his father's farm at Newbury, Washington Co., Ohio. At the age of nineteen he went to the Academy at Athens, Ohio. Here he remained a year, a classmate of Thomas Ewing, one of the most distinguished men of Ohio, who was then a young man earning his way through many difficulties, as he did, to honor and fame. Through life he and Mr. Guthrie were warm friends. For a time Julius worked for Joseph Miles, who was a merchant at Athens, Ohio. There he met Pamelia Buckingham, who was visiting with her sister Elizabeth, Mrs. Miles. From Athens he went into the keel boat service on the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, transporting salt from the Kanawha Salt Works (where Ewing spent his vacations boiling salt and studying) up the Muskingum, in the service of Ebenezer Buckingham, brother of PameIia Buckingham, whom he met at Athens. In the meantime Miss Buckingham had left Athens and on horseback gone to Putnam, Ohio. There, at her brother Ebenezer's, she and Mr. Guthrie were married Sept. 23, 1817. (See the Buckinghams, Allied Families).

"For a time Mr. Guthrie was in Ebenezer Buckingham's store and then took an interest with his wife's sisterinlaw, Esther Buckingham, for a few years, when he and his brother, Albert Austin Guthrie formed a copartnership which continued for many years. Austin going out, Mr. Guthrie took his sons Waldo Buckingham and Solomon Sturges into business under the firm name of J. C. Guthrie & Sons, which partnership continued until his death July 26, 1849.

"He was an ardent Whig, was well read in the affairs of our country and had a powerful influence in his county. A great admirer of Henry Clay, so much so that he took his eldest daughter Sarah and visited him at Ashland, Ky. He was a man of fine presence, six feet in height, weighed 190 pounds, quick of step, firm of purpose and ever kind and tender as a woman. He possessed a wonderful memory, a man of pure habits, liberal views and one of Nature's noblemen. He was an affectionate father, true and loving husband, and a highly esteemed citizen. He never sought office, but for many years was a trustee of the church and seminary where he lived. He died at Putnam, Ohio.

"Mrs. Guthrie was born August 20, 1799 at Cooperstown, New York. She was a lovely character, a most devoted mother, an effectionate and tender wife and a true Christian woman. Her pastor, Rev. Dr. Kingsbury, of whose flock she had been five and twenty years a member, and of whose teachings of the Word she had ever been a meek and patient pupil, taking fast hold on the promises and truths which fell from his lips, paid fitting tribute to her altogether lovely disposition when he said:'Her husband was her glory, her home her empire, and her children her jewels.' She died March 14, 1863, at Putnam, Ohio, in the house where all her children were born and reared."


1. Waldo Buckingham Guthrie, b. July 22, 1818, (p. 132).

2. Solomon Sturges Guthrie, b. Aug. 30, 1819, (p. 132).

3. Stephen Franklin Guthrie, b. March 23, 1821, (p. 134).

4. Sarah Elizabeth Guthrie, b. Feb. 14, 1823, (p. 134).

5. Lucinda Belknap Guthrie, b. March 15, 1826; d. Sept. 13, 1827.

6. Infant son, b. July 7, 1831; d. July, 1831.

7. Infant son, b. Aug. 3, 1832; d. August, 1832.

8. Ebenezer Buckingham Guthrie, 1st., b. Aug. 29, 1833; d. Aug. 14, 1834. 9. Ebenezer Buckingham Guthrie, 2nd., b. Feb. 9, 1835, (p. 135).

10. Julius Chappell Guthrie, Jr., b. Oct. 30, 1836, (p. 135).

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11. Charles Bierce Guthrie, b. Aug. 4, 1838, (p. 136).

12. Herbert Franklin Guthrie, b. April 26, 1842, (p. 137).

13. Lillie Pamelia Guthrie, b. May 28, 1846, (p. 137).

Waldo Buckingham Guthrie (p. 131) married June 20, 1844, Jane Elizabeth Clark, who was born in Utica, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1821; died in Rochester, Ind., March 8, 1876.

He was a man of modest, sensitive nature, true to his principles and faithful to his friends. He was the embodiment of generosity and kindness and knew no languor when humanity called for relief. In politics he was a staunch Republican. He died in Putnam, Ohio, Sept. 18, 1866. No children.

Solomon Sturges Guthrie (p. 131) has as a biographer, Seymour Guthrie, who says:

"In the year 1835 Sturges entered the store of his father and uncle, Albert Austin Guthrie, in Putnam, Ohio. He remained with them until 1837, when he and his brother Frank went to Gambier, Ohio, and entered the grammar school, educating himself at his own expense. There being no railroads in those days, they started in a wagon with baggage and bedding for 'Kenyon' fifty miles away. They arrived under favorable circumstances and were warmly welcomed by Bishop McIlvain, who was president of the college. There they remained, pursuing their studies until the spring of 1838, when they returned home. Sturges again entered the store, which was now organized under the name of J. C. Guthrie & Sons. It was composed of J. C. Guthrie, Waldo Buckingham Guthrie and Solomon Sturges Guthrie.

"He continued there until the fall of 1838, when they opened a branch in Rehobeth, Perry County, Ohio, of which he took charge.

"The desire for knowledge again asserting itself too strongly to be overcome, he gave up this position in 1840, and went to the 'Ohio University, at Athens, Ohio, of which William H. McCuffy was president. Remaining there until July, 1841, he returned home and again entered the mercantile business with his father and brother Waldo, continuing in it until the decease of his father in 1849.

"In the meantime, Aug. 29, 1844he married Anna Jane Sherwood, (see the Sherwoods, Allied Families), of Newark, Ohio. Mrs. Guthrie was born April 25, 1824, at Fairfield, Conn., and died May 25, 1880, in Buffalo, N. Y.

"In 1847 in company with General S. R. Curtis, he and his family took a trip via the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, to Keokuk, Iowa, with some thought of remaining there, but abandoning the idea he returned home via Chicago and the lakes.

"Here he remained until the spring of 1851, when he went to Buffalo, New York, and entered the commission business under the firm name of Bucking hams and Guthrie (his partners being his uncle Alva Buckingham and his two sons Benjamin H. and Philo Buckingham), opening branch houses in Chicago, Toledo and New York. In 1856 the firm was dissolved and a new one organized under the name of Clark, Guthrie and Sturges (being Cyrus Clark, S. S. Guthrie and Edward Sturges). This firm did a large business until the fall of 1857, when the great financial disaster of that year overcame them. But he could not be conquered; his energy and the unbounded confidence in his integrity and business capacity soon reinstated him, and gave him a place among the best business men of the city of his adoption.

"He has from his youth been an active member of the Presbyterian church, and always devoted much time and money to the cause of Sundayschools and charitable works of the city in which he lives.

"He was elected and served one year as president of each, the Board of Trade of Buffalo and Young Men's Association, and has several times represented the


Buffalo Board of Trade in the National Board of Trade conventions. A staunch Republican, he, for three year, represented his ward in the city council and was sought by his party as a nominee for mayor, but declined; and during the great war, though too old to enlist, sent a man to the service.

"In 1874 he was elected and served two years as director of the 'New York, Lake Erie and Western R. R.,' and was ten years president of the 'Union Steamboat Company' and 'Union Dry Dock Company of Buffalo'."

Solomon Sturges Guthrie died in Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1893. Children:

1. Frank Sherwood Guthrie, b. Nov. 30, 1846, in Putnam, Ohio. Very bright mentally, active physically, though handicapped by lameness. D. in New York City, after one day's illness, June 7, 1861.

2. Edward Buckingham Guthrie, b. July 25, 1849, in Putnam, now a part of Zanesville, Ohio. (Below)

3. Harry Sturges Guthrie, b. June 29, 1856, in Buffalo, N. Y.; d. Jan. 27, 1929.

4. Maud Guthrie, b. May 7, 1865; d. April 11, 1866.

6. Frederick Guthrie, b. April 4, 1867; d. Aug. 12, 1867.

Edward Buckingham Guthrie prepared for Yale College at the Buffalo Classical School, 186467. He entered Yale June, 1867, and graduated with the degree of B.A. in 1871, In September, 1871, he joined the sophomore class in civil engineering, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. In May, 1872, he obtained vacation work with the civil engineers of the Buffalo and Jamestown R. R. He liked this so much that he did not return to his studies, but continued with the railroad until 1874, when he was appointed Assistant Engineer of Buffalo, N. Y.

In 1880 he became associated with the Starch Works of Buffalo, and built a plant for them at Des Moines, Iowa. After an unfortunate venture in the manufacture of car axles, he was reappointed Assistant Engineer of Buffalo, in 1885. He continued in this position until 1896, when he became City Engineer.

In November, 1897, he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Grade Crossing Commission of New York State, in which position he has continued to the present time, (1924). In addition to this he has a large clientelle as a consulting engineer.

Edward Buckingham Guthrie married (1) June 21, 1876, in Buffalo, Jean Dorsheimer Clifton, born July 27, 1851; died March 12, 1901. No children. She was the daughter of Henry Clifton, born in Liverpool, England, Aug. 20, 1820; died at St. James, Mich., Aug. 19, 1877; married Elizabeth Dorsheimer, who was born at Lyons, PC Y., Sept 5, 1828; dkd in Bugalo, March 30, 1915. He married (2) Aug. 5, 1903, at Walpole, N. H., Elizabeth Seabury, who was born at Walpole, April 20, 1868. She is the daughter of Edward Kirk Seabury, born in Damariscota, Me., April 2, 1842; died at Walpole, N. H., Sept. 20, 1911; married June 6, 1866, Helen Hosmer. She was born at Walpole, N. H., June 14, 1841; died there Feb. 29, 1896.

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Children of Edward Buckingham Guthrie and Elizabeth Seabury, both born in Buffalo, N. Y.:

1. Ann Guthrie, b. Sept. 11, 1907; d. Feb. 15, 1909.

2. Edward Hosmer Guthrie, b. June 21, 1914.

Stephen Franklin Guthrie, (p. 131) third child of Julius Chappell Guthrie and Pamelia Buckingham, was a bright boy and gave promise of becoming a talented man. His father placed him in the Kinderhook Academy, at Kinderhook, N. Y., in charge of Prof. Silas Metcalf, who was a cousin of Julius Chappell Guthrie. He remained there for over a year and made great progress in his studies. Returning home, he decided to become a civil engineer and with his brother Sturges went to the Gambier Grammar School from the fall of 1837 to the spring of 1838. In 1839 he started on a trip through southern Ohio, in company with his cousin Milton Buckingham,

Visiting Belpre, Newbury, and Athens. He was taken sick, returned home and died Sept. 2, 1839.

Sarah Elizabeth Guthrie, (p. 131) fourth child of Julius Chappell Guthrie and Pamelia Buckingham, married (1) Jan. 7, 1847, at Putnam, Ohio, Chauncy R. Kelley, who was born at Carmel, N. Y., January, 1817; died in New York, Aug. 31, 1849. She married (2) April 10, 1853, Hon. Hugh Judge Jewett, at Putnam, Ohio. She (Bed April 3, 1901.

Regarding Mr. Jewett, the Magazine of Western History, November, 1888, says,

"Hugh J. Jewett was born in Hurford County, Maryland, July, 1817, and lived on the farm until be was sixteen, with but few advantages, and commenced the study of law in the office of Col. John C. Croome, in Elkton, Cecil County, Md., and was admitted to practice in 1838. He immediately became interested in the great West, and with the great tide of immigration turned his face thitherward and located in St. Clairsville, Ohio, where he remained until 1848, when he felt that Zanesville, was a wider field for his expanding power, and moved to that city, where be won great success as a lawyer, banker, railroad official and politician. He was elected to the legislature on the Democratic ticket in the years 185657. He ran for Governor in 1861, under protest to some portions of the Democratic platform, and was defeated.

"He showed undeviating loyalty and support of the government during those trying times, and during the war, in his official capacity with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, did great service for the government. He was elected to the State Senate in 186869 and to Congress in 1873, and during his term he was elected president of the Erie Railroad Company, and resigned his seat to assume the duties of that trying position, and reorganized that company under great difficulties, and, by his sagacity, placed it among the successful railroads of the country. His prior connection with the 'Central Ohio,' 'Little Miami,' 'Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton,' and 'Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis,' had given vast experience, and fltted him to take the responsibilities of the Erie, which be assumed for ten years. Few men have had more honors conferred, and none have filled them with greater credit. He, now, like Cincinnatus of old, has retired to his farm to enjoy the honors he won."

Children of Chauncy R. Kelley and Sarah E. Guthrie:

1. Caroline Chauncy Kelley, b. March 6, 1848, in Putnam, Ohio, d. Aug. 2, 1855.


Children of Hugh J. Jewett and Sarah E. (Guthrie) Kelley:

1. William Kennon Jewett, b. Jan. 1, 1857, at Putnam, Ohio; in. Oct. 6, 1881, Patty Kyle Stuart, in Philadelphia, Pa.; she d. and he in. (2) Elsh Sprane Stuart; hwd in Bridgeport, Conn.; Denver, Colo.; now 1201 Arden Rd., Pasadena, Calif.

2. Helen Pamelia Jewett, b. Aug. 19, 1858, at Putnam, Ohio; in. April, 1887, Thomas Hunt, son of Ambassador Hunt, one time U. S. minister to Russia. They lived in New York City; one child, a son, b. in 1889. 3. Sarah Guthrie Jewett, b. March 8, 1862, in Putnam, Ohio; in. April 24, 1889 Julian W. Robbins; lived in New York City.

Ebenezer Buckingham Guthrie, 2nd, (p. 131) ninth child of Julius Chappell Guthrie and Pamelia Buckingham, for many years lived in Buffalo, N. Y., where he engaged in the commission business. Later he united with his brother, Julius, in the same business in Chicago, 111. He was treasurer of the Erie R. R. 187576. In 1883 he was elected secretary of the Chicago and Atlantic Railway Company, which position he held for many years.

Ebenezer B. Guthrie, 2nd, married (1) Sept. 14, 1859, in Buffalo, N. Y., Harriet Eliza Seymour, born Oct. 15, 1836, in Batavia, N. Y.; died Sept. 22, 1873, in Buffalo, N. Y. He married (2) Dec. 18, 1879, in Chicago, Ill., Annie Maria Dupee, who was born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 26, 1854. No children by second marriage. He died July, 1912, in Chicago, 111.

Children, born in Buffalo, N. Y.:

1. Kate Guthrie, b. Sept. 5, 1861; d. June 9, 1863.

2. Seymour Guthrie, b. June 19, 1864; in. Oct. 8, 1888, Martha Grace Green, of Chicago, where they made their home. For a number of years he was connected with the publishing house of R. R. Donnelley & Sons. He is the author of A Brief History of a Branch of the, Guthrie Family. Is now connected with the Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Co., of Chicago.

Children, born in Chicago, Ill.:

(1). Seymour Ashley Guthrie, b. June 20, 1889; in. Aug. 22, 1917 Annie Laurie Rainey.

(2). Martha Green Guthrie, b. Feb. 1, 1898; in. Aug. 21, 1917, Charles Edmund De Leuw; d. Jan. 30, 1920.


i. Martha Guthrie De Leuw, b. Oct. 11, 1918.

(3). Harriet Seymour Guthrie, b. July 19, 1899; in. Oct. 7, 1922, Keith John Evans,


i. Harriet Seymour Evans, b. Oct. 28, 1923.

ii. Eleanor Guthrie Evans, b. Aug. 10, 1926.

iii. Katherine Knowles Evans, b. April 19, 1928.

iv. Barbara Anne Evans, twin to Katherine.

Julius Chappell Guthrie, Jr., (p. 131) tenth child of Julius Chappell Guthrie and Parnelia Buckingham, married June 11, 1863, Emily Andrews Tracy, of Cincinnati, Ohio. He became a partner of C. P. Buckingham in August, 1853, in the Kokosing Iron Works, at Vernon, Ohio. He withdrew from this business in 1857 and removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was living at the outbreak of

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the Civil War. He joined the Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in April, 1861, and was connected with the Adjutant General's office. For some reason he did not remain in the service long. He returned from the army and moved to Zanesville, Ohio, where he lived for several months and then returned to Cincinnati. In 1862 he was appointed agent for the Central Ohio Railroad. at Bellaire, Ohio. In 1863 he entered the commission business at Chicago, Ill., where he remained until 1879, when he became the general agent of the Atlantic and Great Western and the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroads, with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. From February, 1880, to January, 1882, he was general manager of the Erie and North Shore Dispatch, Detroit, Mich., and from January, 1882 to 1884 he was vicepresident of the Tioga Railroad Company, office at Elmira, N. Y. Resigning from his position he entered the commission business in New York City. Later he was with the Middle States Lumber Company, office at Columbus, Ohio, and with the American Coal Association of the same city. lie died Jan 3, 1890.


1. Tracy Waldo Guthrie, b. Feb. 2, 1866, in Chicago, Ill.; m. Feb. 8, 1910, Stella Horn, of Columbus, Ohio. She is of Pennsylvania German and English ancestry. No children. Mr. Guthrie had large interests in coal and coke in western Pennsylvania; resided in Sewickley, Pa., where he d. Nov. 15, 1930.

Charles Bierce Guthrie, (p. 132) eleventh child of Julius Chappell Guthrie and Pamelia Buckingham, as a youth exhibited remarkable talents and early in life decided to become a lawyer He graduated from Kenyon College, at Gambier, Ohio, in 1859, at the age of twentyone. He then entered the law office of his brotherinlaw, Hon. H. J. Jewett, and studied for two or three years. Going to Buffalo, N. Y., he was admitted to the bar, May 17, 1862. The following September he enlisted in Company C, One Hundredth Regular New York State Volunteer Infantry. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant, served in Virginia, was taken sick with fever and honorably discharged from the service at Fortress Monroe, Nov. 14, 1862.

Charles Bierce Guthrie married Oct. 12, 1864. at Zanesville, Ohio, Clara Granger, daughter of Oliver Granger and born Nov. 5, 1841, in Zanesville. They made their home in Buffalo, N. Y., where he became d successful lawyer. In 1872 he moved with his family to Titusville, Pa., where he became a member of the law firm of Guthrie, Byles, & Guthrie. In 1879 his health failed and the family removed to Geneva, N. Y., in hopes that the change might prove beneficial. While sailing on Lake Geneva with his wife, the boat capsized; he was drowned, his wife rescued. She with her children afterwards made their home in Passaic, N. J.

Mr. Guthrie was a ready and successful speaker, a man of upright and generous nature. He was generally loved, for he was witty,


genial and sympathetic. He gave freely to every worthy cause, or appealing need. In politics he was a Democrat to the backbone.

His first three children were born in Buffalo, N. Y., the youngest one in Titusville, Pa.


1. Olive Guthrie, b. June 3, 1866, deceased.

2. Hugh Jewett Guthrie, b. March 28, 1869; m. May 3, 1900, Eleanor Kester.

3. Lillie Guthrie, b. May 26, 1871; m. June 9, 1898, Frank A. Marcellus.

4. Kate Guthrie, b. Aug. 23, 1877; m. Benjamin Mitchell.

Herbert Franklin Guthrie, (p. 132) twelfth child of Julius Chappell and Pamelia (Buckingham) Guthrie, was born in Putnam, Ohio, April 26, 1842. Ile married (1) May 12, 1866, Christine Osborn, in Chicago, Ill., from whom he was divorced in 1879. He married (2) Nov. 22, 1887, Mrs. Anna K. Scott.

"During the war, in July, 1861, he resigned his position at Newark, Ohio, with the 'Central Ohio Railway,' and going to Camp Denison, Ohio, reported to Col. James Barnett's 1st. Ohio Artillery, where he was assigned to duty at regiment headquarters in a clerical position. In October he was sworn in and assigned to duty with Battery L. Ist. Ohio Light Artillery; November 1, 1861, as Ist. Sergeant; December 12, 1862, he was promoted to Ist. Lieutenant, and served till the expiration of the term of service, Nov. 1, 1864. Nov., 1861, he entered the field at Paw Paw station, on the B. & 0. R. R., under General Lander, and served under Generals, Shields, McDowell, Pope, Fitz John Porter, Hooker, Meade, Sykes, Burnside, Auger, Sheridan and Crooks. He passed through the following prominent battles: Winchester, 1862; New Market, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, 2nd Bull Rum Antietain, New Fhpe Church, Chancelorsville, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Chantilly, Gettysburg, Fisher's Hill, Winchester, Cedar Creek, and numerous small engagements, and he was in command of 'G. Company,' 3rd U. S. Artillery, for about four months, by order of Major General Halleek, which was quite a compliment to a volunteer officer. He was applied for to the War Department of the U. S. for aidedecamp, but, by request of General Crook, was countermanded, and he was breveted as captain by Maj. Gen. Crook, after the battle of Cedar Creek, for meritorious services." He died April 20, 1896.

Children, all born in Chicago, Ill.:

1. Waldo Lewis Guthrie, b. Feb. 26, 1867.

2. Pamelia Buckingham Guthrie, b. July 25, 1872.

3. Sarah Elizabeth Guthrie, b. Feb. 14, 1874.

4. Katherine Guthrie, b. July 7, 1877.

Lillie Pamelia Guthrie, (p. 132) thirteenth child of Julius Chappell Guthrie and Pamelia Buckingham, married Oct. 22, 1868, in Putnam, Ohio, Christopher Champlin Waite, who was born Sept. 24, 1843, and was a son of Hon. M. R. Waite, one time Chief Justice of the United States. Christopher Champlin Waite in 1865 became


assistant engineer for the Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad; 1867 to 1869, chief engineer on the preliminary survey of the Toledo, Akron & Atlantic Railroad; 1869 to 1870, chief engineer for the Cincinnati & Muskingum Valley Railroad; 1870 to 1880 chief engineer and superintendent for the same road and from 1881 W 1882 assistant to the president of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad. Later he became general manager of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad, president of the Dayton & Union Railway and general manager of the Dayton and Ironton Railway.


1. Henry Seldon Waite, b. May 14, 1874, in Putnam, Ohio.

2. Ellison Waite, b. March 8, 1880, in Putnam, Ohio.

Erastus Guthrie, 2nd, (p. 130) fourth child of Stephen Guthrie and Sally Chappell, was the only son who remained on the farm. He owned the old home at Newbury, and farmed it for years. He was the first farmer in Washington County, Ohio, to refuse to have whiskey in the harvest field. His neighbors thought him presumptuous in his attitude and predicted that he would be unable to get men to work in his harvest, but he had enough of his mother's Huguenot blood to persist in what he thought was right and to carry out his determined policy.

Retiring from the farm, he moved to Deavertown, Morgan County, Ohio, and engaged in the mercantile business with his brothers Stephen and George. Afterwards he went to Malta, Ohio, and started an iron foundry. The venture was an unfortunate one.

In politics he was a Whig. He served one term as Representative in the State Legislature. He married in 1821, Achsa Palmer, at Marietta, Ohio. She was born in Massachusetts, in 1800; died March 23, 1866, at West Columbia, W. Va. She was a woman of fine mind, commanding presence and beautiful character.

Erastus Guthrie, 2nd, died in Malta, Ohio, June 26, 1861.

Children. all born at Nevvbury, Ohio:

1. Sally Rowena Guthrie, b. June 3, 1822. (Below)

2. Anne Eliza Guthrie, b. March 13, 1825, (p. 139).

3. Sylvia Augusta Guthrie, b. Jan. 21, 1827, (p. 139).

4. Julius Walter Guthrie, b. June 26, 1828; d. umn. June, 1867, at West Columbia, W. Va.

5. Erastus Alexander Guthrie, b. Jan. 10, 1831, (p. 139).

6. Laura Emaline Guthrie, b. Jan. 15, 1832; d. May 24, 1835.

7. Isabel Lucinda Guthrie, b. Nov. 10, 1833; d. Aug. 4, 1836.

8. Ada Romaine Guthrie, b. Sept. 17, 1836, (p. 139).

Sally Rowena Guthrie (above) married in May, 1844, William P. Large, in McConnellsville, Ohio. He was for several years engaged in the mercantile business in Putnam, Ohio. In 1856 he moved with his family to Dubuque, Iowa, where he became a leading business man.



1. Edith Large, b. October, 1845, in Putnam, Ohio; m. Alfred Stebbins, in Dubuque, Iowa. They moved to Oakland, Calif.

2. Isabel Guthrie Large, b. May 3, 1849, in Putnam, Ohio.

3. Ida Large, d. in infancy.

4. Harry Large, d. in infancy.

5. Nora Annette Large, b. Oct. 17, 1854, in Putnam, Ohio.

6. Walter Large, b. March 22, 1856; when a young man he located in New York City, N. Y.

7. Helen Large, b. Dec. 3, 1857, in Dubuque, Iowa; d. unm. in 1882.

8. Frank Large, b. Aug. 16, 1859, in Dubuque, Iowa; d. in infancy.

9. Rowena Large, b. July 24, 1863, in Dubuque, Iowa; m. Mr. J. Hiltman and lived in Chicago, 111.

Anne Eliza Guthrie, (p. 138) second child of Erastus Guthrie, 2nd, and Achsa Palmer, married Sept. 19, 1858, Edwin Brown, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He died June 1, 1862, in New York City.

She was a woman of superior intelligence, a Unitarian, a black abolitionist, a woman suffragist and a strong Republican. She died in 1905.


1. Edwin Guthrie Brown, b. Sept. 9, 1859, in Cincinnati, Ohio; m. June 11, 1884, Lida Minniss, in Meadville, Pa. She was b. Nov. 17, 1854. They lived in Athens, Ohio, later near Montrose, Colo. They were divorced in 1908.


(1). Madge Brown, b. March 25, 1885, in Topeka, Kan. She lives in Neucla, Colo.

(2). Josephine Brown, b. March 1, 1886, in West Las Animas, Colo.; d. in 1888.

(3). Anna Brown, b. in 1887; d. in 1922.

Sylvia Augusta Guthrie, (p. 138) third child of Erastus Guthrie, 2nd, and Achsa Palmer, married April 16, 1845, in Deavertown, Ohio, Dr. U. K. Hurd. They removed to Odin, Ill.

They had one child, Lois Guthrie Hurd, born Jan. 8, 1847, at Deavertown, Ohio. She married March 25, 1872, Mr. 0. Maxfield, in Odin, Ill.

Children, all born in Dubuque, Iowa:

1. Walter Guthrie Maxfield, b. May 28, 1875.

2. Marion Kent Maxfield, b. July 26, 1877.

3. Harman Clark Maxfield, b. Sept. 13, 1879.

Erastus Alexander Guthrie, (p. 138) fifth child of Erastus Guthrie, 2nd, and Achsa Palmer, married March 10, 1856, Eliza J. Hatch, in Athens, Ohio. He became a prominent lawyer in that city.

They had one child, Hattie Guthrie, born in Athens, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1857; married May, 1879, in Madisonville, Hamilton County, Ohio. She died Feb. 10, 1881, in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Ada Romaine Guthrie, (p. 138) eighth child of Erastus Guthrie, 2nd, and Achsa Palmer, married Oct. 17, 1865, at Malta, Ohio, Perly Dickerson. They moved to Missouri, where they lived a short while,

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then returned to Malta. Later they lived in Nashville, Ky., Pomeroy, Ohio; and Washington, D. C.

Almira Guthrie, (p. 130) fifth child of Stephen Guthrie and Sally Chappell, married Feb 3, 182o at Newbury, Ohio, Walter Curtis, who was born Sept. 3, 1787, at Warren, Litchfield County, Conn.; died June 28, 1876, at Newbury, Ohio. She died May 30, 1880, at Newbury, Ohio.

Children, all born at Newbury, Ohio:

1. Augustus S. Curtis, b. April 7, 1822; in. Nov. 20, 1850, Charlotte M. Putnam; d. June 27, 1883, in Florida. No children.

2. Caroline C. Curtis, b. April 27, 1824; d. unin.

3. Marion Curtis, b. Aug. 8, 1826; in. Nov. 12, 1855, Jacob Darst; d. Nov. 17,1855, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

4. Austin L. Curtis, b. Dec. 28, 1828, was a farmer and lived on the old Guthrie homestead near Little Hocking, Ohio. He was a Republican and represented his county one term in the State Legislature. He m. (1) March M, 1857, Bethia Putnam, who d. in 1879. He in. (2) Feb. 25, 1886, Mrs. Mary A. Tompkins. No children by the second marriage. There were seven children by the flrst marriage, none of whose names are known. Of these, three d. at the ages of two, six and twelve yrs. respectively. Only one son lived to represent the Curtis line. One daughter in. and lived in Minneapolis, Minn.

Albert Austin Guthrie, (p. 130) sixth child of Stephen Guthrie and Sally Chappell, was born in the old log cabin at Newbury, Ohio, Jan. 9, 1803. He was in partnership with his brother, Julius Chappell Guthrie, for many years in a prosperous business.

Very early he became interested in the slavery question, which began to be agitated about the year 1835. That same year he took the stump with Birney Field and others in an antislavery campaign. At Putnam, Ohio, a convention held by the Antis was broken up by a mob, which singled him out as one of the objects of its fury. By his extreme coolness and knowledge of crowd psychology, he was able to thwart the rage of his heated opponents and to escape personal injury. He was a good speaker, was logical and clear in stating his argument and indefatigable in his efforts to secure reform measure. He was commissioned by the "American Antislavery Society" to campaign throughout the State of New York in favor of abolition.

Albert Austin Guthrie was appointed Revenue Collector for the Thirteenth District of Ohio, by Secretary Chase in 1862. He married Sept. 26, 1825, Amelia Sturges, at Fairfield, Conn.; died at Putnam, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1874. His widow died Sept. 3, 1882, at same place.

Children, all born in Putnam, Ohio:

1. Edward Sturges Guthrie, b. Aug. 11, 1826; d. Sept. 14, 1830.

2. Esther Sturges Guthrie, b. May 18, 1829; in. April 7, 1853, Dr. James Silvery, of Putnam, Ohio. No children.

3. Mary Sturges Guthrie, b. Dec. 15, 1830; in. Nov. 10, 1858, James Fulton, of Baltimore, Md. He d. July 30, 1874; no children. Afterward she made her home with her widowed sister, Mrs. Silvery, in the house which their father built in Putnam, Ohio.

4. Amelia Guthrie, b. April 21, 1833; in. July 24, 1862, John King, of Orange, New York; d. Feb. 1, 1872, in Putnam, Ohio. They had one child, Curtis King, b. Sept. 4, 1863, in Putnam.

5. Albert Austin Guthrie, Jr., b. Nov. 10, 1836; in. Nov. 2, 1865, Annie Anthony; d. without issue, Feb. 2, 1883, in Putnam, Ohio.

6. Edward Guthrie, b. March 4, 1840; d. March 17, 1841.

Sheldon Guthrie, (p. 130) seventh child of Stephen Guthrie and Sally Chappell, was born in Belpre, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1805.

"His first business experience was as a salesman for J. C. & A. A. Guthrie, at Putnam. From there he went into the employ of E. P. & E. Sturges, at Mansfield, Ohio. Here he remained until he went into business for himself, first in Elyria, then in the new county of Putnam in the northwestern part of the State. From there he went to New Orleans, where he remained until the breaking out of the Rebellion. He, with other Northern sympathizers, was offered the alternative of taking the oath of allegiance to the Confederacy or leaving the city. He scornfully refused to do the former and consequently was compelled to close up his affairs and leave with barely enough to take his family to Cincinnati."

Sheldon Guthrie was a man of forceful character, sterling integrity and deeply religious nature. Peace having been fully restored, he returned with his family to New Orleans, where he spent the remainder of his life. He married July 13, 1830, Emily Ann Terry, at Mansfield, Ohio. She was born Dec. 1, 1804, in New York City; died July 16, 1884, in New Orleans, La. He died there June 12, 1888.


1. Sarah Elizabeth Guthrie, b. Jan. 10, 1832, in Elyria, Ohio; d. June 24, 1842, in Kalida, Ohio.

2. Stephen Terry Guthrie, b. Sept. 2, 1833, in Orange, Ohio; d. Aug. 27, 1853, in New Orleans, La.

3. Amanda Guthrie, b. Jan. 9, 1836, in Kalida, Ohio; in. June 20, 1867, James Durno, of New Orleans; no children.

4. Sheldon Guthrie, b. Oct. 18, 1838, in Kalida, Ohio; d. March 2, 1839, in Kalida, Ohio.

5. Sheldon Guthrie, 2nd, b. Jan. 26, 1840, in Kalida, Ohio. (Below)

6. Emily Ann Guthrie, b. Feb. 12, 1842, at Kalida, Ohio; d. Jan. 18, 1843.

7. James Birney Guthrie, b. April 7, 1844, at Kalida, Ohio. (Below)

8. Martha Guthrie, b. Dec. 1, 1846, at Kalida, Ohio, (p. 142).

Sheldon Guthrie, 2nd, (above) joined the 32nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, at the beginning of the war; was made orderly sergeant, captured in the fight at Harper's Ferry and later exchanged. He fought in many sanguinary conflicts and was with Sherman on his famous march to the sea. At the expiration of his military service he had altained the rank of Brevet Colonel. After the war he lived in New Orleans, La. He never married.

James Birney Guthrie, (above) seventh child of Sheldon Guthrie and Emily Ann Terry, at the close of the Civil War, made his home in New Orleans, La., where he married Jan. 17, 1873, Clara Merrick. She died in Massachusean Aug. 31 1882.

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1. Carrie Merrick Guthrie, b. Jan. 5, 1875; d. Aug. 7, 1875.

2. James Birney Guthrie, b. Jan. 3, 1876; like his father was a practicing physician of New Orleans, La. He in. and had a daughter, Eleanor, who in. a Mr. Neff. They live in New York City. Dr. Guthrie d. March, 1932, in New Orleans, La.

3. Clara Merrick Guthrie, b. Feb. 22, 1878; in. (1) Philip St. George Cocke, of Virginia, from whom she was later divorced and m. (2) a Mr. D'Arcis. They live in Geneva, Switzerland.

Children by first marriage only:

(1). Elizabeth Cocke

(2). Philip St. George Cocke, Jr.

Martha Guthrie, (p. 141) eighth child of Sheldon Guthrie and Emily Ann Terry, married June 2, 1869, in New Orleans, La., David Gray, who was born April 8, 1836, in Edinburgh, Scotland. His parents migrated with him to America in 1848, settling at Sheboygan, Wis. In 1858 he went to Buffalo, N. Y., and took a position as librarian of the Young Alen's Christian Union. Having a talent for literature, he began to write, climbed rapidly and became editor of the Buffalo Courier, which position he held for twenty years. During this time he traveled extensively in the Old World and wrote fascinatingly of his journeys. His was a profoundly religious nature, and he found his greatest joy and consolation in the Sacred Word. His health was greatly impaired from injuries sustained in a railway accident received while enroute for Cuba with his brother. He died in Buffalo, N. Y., March, 1887.


1. David Gray, b. Aug. 8, 1870, in Buffalo, New York. AddressThe Gray House, Route No. 4, Portland, Maine.

2. Guthrie Gray, b. March 31, 1874, in Buffalo, N. Y. (Below)

3. Emily Ann Gray, b. Jan. 23, 1882, in Buffalo, N. Y.

Guthrie Gray (above) attended private schools and the Buffalo Central High School, after which he entered Harvard University in the fall of 1892. He took a course in the Lawrence Scientific School, graduating in 1896 with the degree of B.S. He specialized in electrical engineering, and upon leaving the university, was one of the young engineers employed on the construction of the first power line between Niagara Falls and Buffalo. Subsequently he became the electrical engineer for a company manufacturing storage batteries. When the Pan American Exhibition was organized he was made assistant engineer of the electrical installations and received high commendations from his chief and from the Director of Works, Newcomb Carlton, now president of the Western Union Telegraph Company, (1924).

When the exhibition was over, he returned to his former position in the manufacture of storage batteries. Early in 1905 he was attacked by a malignant tumor from which he died, Aug. 25, 1905, in the thirtyfirst year of his age.


At so early an age he had attained an extended reputation throughout the industry and Its death was regarded by his many associates as a great loss to the electrical field. He was possessed of an extremely lovable disposition and was highly esteemed in the circles wherein he moved.

Stephen Hand Guthrie, (p. 130) eighth child of Stephen Guthrie and Sally Chappell, married (1) Sept. 12, 1834, in Lennox, Mass., his first cousin, Ruth Metcalf, who was born June 5, 1807; died Sept. 1, 1859. He married (2) Sept. 13, 1860, Alary Annette Strong, of Hartford, Vermont, in White River Junction, Vt. She was born April 19, 1833; died Dec. 23, 1872, in Putnam, Ohio. Stephen Hand Guthrie died Nov. 24, 1886, in Zanesville, Ohio.

The following is an extract from his obituary. which was published in the Daily Times Recorder, of Zanesville.

"He left a log school house at thirteen years of age with a slender store of even the groundwork of knowledge, which was to be added to by reading and insight only. He passed a few years of hard work on the farm. He lost his mother at nine and his father at eighteen years of age, but he found a home with his brother, the late J. C. Guthrie, whose house then and for thirty years thereafter was a beacon light of hospitality. He came to Putnam in 1819, and was clerk for J. C. and A. A. Guthrie. From 1833 to 1837 he was a partner of his brother, trading at Deavertown, Ohio. Returning to Putnam, he continued in the same business, there and in Zanesville, and about 1840, he began to make salt, and after a few years to mine coal, and ultimately, for thirty years, was a relatively large ope~ator and made much money. But he was apt to trust others and was sanguine, and thus lost the fruit% of great work, remarkable energy and winning manners. He was kind and generous to a fault and greatly loved by his workmen. He was a lover of freedom and proved it by help to the slave when such opinions were costly and such aid dangerous. He had a true public spirit, and gave beyond his means during the rebellion. A lifelong reader, he was a man of great intelligence. In his youth he loved Johnson, Addison and Burke, and in old age went in thought with Stanley to the Congo, and learned in Bancroft, the history of the Constitution, as long before he had studied the Federalist. He took up Emmerson at 76, and had just finished Montcalm and Wolfe, at his death."

Children of Stephen Hand Guthrie and Ruth Mecalf, first one born in Deavertown, Ohio, others born in Putnam:

1. Stephen Allen Guthrie, b. June 28, 1835; in. Oct. 5, 1869, Cornelia J. Robins, b. Sept. 13, 1838, in Baltimore, Md.; d. April 27, 1877, in Putnam, Ohio. No children.

2. Harriet Metcalf Guthrie, b. Sept. 29, 1836; d. April 29, 1840.

3. Christina Metcalf Guthrie, b. March 9, 1839; d. Jan. 20, 1844.

4. Harriet Guthrie, b. Sept. 24, 1842; d. unm.

5. Mary Christina Guthrie, b. Dec. 5, 1845; in. Sept. 13, 1865, Edward Payson Strong, in Putnam, Ohio. He was b. Nov. 5, 1839; d. Oct. 23, 1880. They lived in Covington, Ky.


(1). Lillian Waite Strong, b. June 7, 1879; d. Jan. 8, 1880.Children of Stephen Hand Guthrie and Mary C. Strong, all born in Putnam, Ohio:

1. Helen Richards Guthrie, b. Sept. 2, 1861, (p. 144).

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2. Charles Strong Guthrie, b. Nov. 8, 1863; m. Mrs. Frances Amelia Lehman, nee Lanson; d. Jan. 4, 1906.

3. Dwight Strong Guthrie, b. Nov. 20, 1865.

4. Edward Austin Guthrie, b. Feb. 25, 1870. (Below)

5. Henry Blandy Guthrie, b. June 13, 1872. (Below)

Helen Richards Guthrie (p. 143) married Jan. 10, 1889, in San Francisco, Calif., to Walter McNab Miller. He was born July 10, 1859, in Osborn, Ohio.

She graduated from Putnam Seminary; did special work in the universities of Stanford, Nevada, Missouri and abroad; organized Red Cross in Nevada, in 1898, and the first club in Nevada; was Chairman of the Pure Food Committee of the General Federation, 190408; of the Division of Public Health, 1919; and for four years of the Dept. of Public Welfare of the Women's Clubs. During the World War she was a special agent of the Food Administration and a member of the Women's Div., National Council of Defense. She was nationally active in the organized cause of Woman's Sufferage, was elected Delegate at Urge to the Mo. Constitutional Corfv., 1922; is at present (1932) identified with the Am. Child Health Ass'n. and a number of other humanitarian causes. AddressColumbia, Mo.

Children of Walter McNab Miller and Helen Richards Guthrie:

1. Guthrie McNab Miller, b. Dec. 4, 1889, in Reno, Nev.; m. April, 1915, Marion Earnshaw; d. Dec. 30, 1928.


(1). Guthrie McNab Miller, Jr., b. Feb. 3, 1916.

(2). Walter MeNab Miller, b. Sept. 20, 1918.

(3). Mary MeNab Miller, b. Dec. 27, 1922.

2. Charles Edward Miller, b. May 19, 1894, in Reno, Nev.; in. March 7, 1922, Corinne Wootten. AddressTonganoxie, Kan.


(1). Helen Guthrie Miller, b. March 4, 1923, Lawrence, Ran.

(2). Effie Wootten Miller, b. July 21, 1924; d. Sept. 21, 1932.

(3). Mary Louise Miller, b. Dec. 30, 1926.

Edward Austin Guthrie (above) married Olive Smith. He died June 24, 1930, at his home in Madison, N. J. One child, Edward Austin Guthrie, Jr., b. Sept. 8, 1912.

Henry Blandy Guthrie (above) married Ada Johnson McMahan; died Dec. i[ 192& One child, Henry Blandys Guthrie, Jr., b. June 6,4902; m. June 22, 1932, Elizabeth Chandlee Archer, of Haddonfield, N. J. They live in New York City.

George Nelson Guthrie, (p. 131) ninth child of Stephen Guthrie and Sally Chappell, married Sept. 19, 1839, Sarah Abbot McFarland, in Concord, N. H. She was born in that city Oct. 25, 1815; died March 2, 1906.

For many years George Nelson Guthrie was associated in business with his brothers, Albert and Stephen. Retiring from active participation in the affairs of the firm, he made his home in Putnam, Ohio.


He was benevolent and kindly in disposition; a man universally admired and respected. He died June 21, 1890.

Children, all born in Putnam, now a part of Zanesville, Ohio:

1. William Edward Guthrie, b. Sept. 5, 1842. (Below)

2. George McFarland Guthrie, b. May 6, 1845; d. July, 1845.

3. Clara Dwight Guthrie, b. May 27, 1850. (Below)

4. George Clarence Guthrie, b. May 9, 1853. (Below)

5. Sarah Elizabeth Guthrie, b. March 19, 1862, (p. 146).

William Edward Guthrie (above) married March 19, 1878, Clara Black, in Putnam, Ohio, where they made their home, he being engaged in the insurance business.


1. Dorothea Guthrie, b. April 1, 1883.

Clara Dwight Guthrie (above) married (1) June 10, 1878, William Hedley Clark, of Putnam, Ohio.

She married (2) S. B. Bootes; they live in Alhambra, Calif. No children by second marriage.

Children of William Hedley Clark and Clara Dwight Guthrie, all born in Putnam, Ohio:

1. Marion Clark, b. April 12, 1879.

2. Guthrie Clark, b. July 29, 1882.

3. Constance Clark, b. Sept. 17, 1885.

George Clarence Guthrie (above) when a young man, went to Jacksonville, 111. He married there, Sept. 4, 1877, Lottie Stevenson, who was born in Orleans, Ill., March 9, 1853; died in Jacksonville iin 1912. She was the daughter of S. C. Stevenson, a farmer and stockraiser of Orleans, Ill.

George Clarence Guthrie married (2) June 4, 1913, Ida Cornelia Braun (or Brann), in Jacksonville. She was born in that city, Jan. 27, 1872; the daughter of Jacob Braun, who was born in 1823, in Germany, came to America when young and became a cabinet maker in Rochester, N. Y. He married Frances Dubelbriss, who was born in Switzerland in 1827, her parents migrating to America when she was young and settling in Rochester, N. Y. Jacob Braun and family moved to Jacksonville, Ill., about the year 1863.

For some years after his Rrst marriage George C. Guthrie lived in Zanesville, Ohio, and in Fredonia, N. Y., engaging in business in both of these places. In 1899 he returned to Jacksonville and the following year became a member of the firm of Johnson, Hackett & Guthrie. In business as in private life he evidenced an honest and a gentle spirit. He was never known to exhibit anger even under the most trying circumstances. His final illness was attended by considerable suffering, which he bore with never a murmur. He lived a consistent Christian life and was for many years an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian church, of Jacksonville. For twenty years he served as either or both Sunday School superintendent and elder.


George (I Guthrie suffered a paralytic stroke in August, 1922. For a time thereafter he showed improvement and friends were hopeful for his recovery. However, early in 1923 there was a marked decline and after some weeks of lingering sickness he passed from this life.

He had no children by either marriage.

Sarah Elizabeth Guthrie (p. 145) married June 24, 1884, John S. Blanchard, who was born Oct. 3, 1843, in Canterbury, N. H. They live in Concord, N. H. No children.

Columbus Bierce Guthrie, (p. 131) tenth and youngest child of Stephen Guthrie and Sally Chappell, was born in Belpre, Ohio, Feb. 14, 1814. He was the only one of this large family, to acquire a classical education. He studied at Athens and at Hanover, Ohio, then took up the study of medicine in the office of Dr. Robert Safford, at Putnam, Ohio. Later he graduated in medicine from the Jefferson Medical College, of Philadelphia. He began practice in Logan, Dhio, and continued there some years. He then became a salesman for the drug firm of P. Scheffelin & Company, traveling through the southern states. In this way he became acquainted with the faculty of the Medical College of Memphis, Tenn., and was offered the professorship of Materia Medica in that institution, which he accepted. He held this position for ten years. A short time before the beginning of the Civil War he resigned, and going to New York City, entered the cotton commission business. When the Mississippi River was opened up by the Armies of the North, he was the first cotton buyer, having authority from Secretary Chase, to proceed from Cairo southward. He handled an enormous volume of business and in three months cleared sixty thousand dollars. At the close of the war he invested all his savings in the Columbia Coal and Salt Company where it was all lost in the course of a few years.

He held a position in the Treasury Department under Secretary Sherman, from which he resigned in 1877 owing to ill health. He was a loyal friend, a genial companion, true to his principles and a bold advocate of liberty and union.

Columbus Bierce Guthrie married (1) March 19, 1839, in Lennox, Mass., Mary Sophronia Metcalf, who was born in that place, March 19, 1813, and died there, July 2, 1844. He married (2) Sept. 22, 1845, Jane Morton, of Fredonia, N. Y., in Erie, Pa. She was born in Adams, Jefferson County, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1825, and died April 16, 1922. He died Dec. 28, 1877.

Children of Columbus Bierce Guthrie and Mary S. Metcalf:

1. Fanny Sophronia Guthrie, b. June 16, 1843, in Grandville, 0., (p. 147).Children of Columbus Bierce Guthrie and Jane Morton:

1. Frank Morton Guthrie, b. March 19, 1847, in Erie, Pa.; m. March 12, 1882, Jane Waddle, in Chillicothe, Ohio; lived in Cincinnati, Ohio; d. in 1900. No children.


2. George Julius Guthrie, b. Dec. 15, 1851, in Brooklyn, N. Y.; d. Sept. 26, 1856, same city.

3. Charles Henry Guthrie, b. March 8, 1857, in Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. April 26, 1887, Carrie Alice Tappan, in Minneapolis, Minn., where they made their home. He d. in 1914.

4. Kenneth Ross Guthrie, b. Nov. 27, 1859, in Orange, N. J. (Below)

5. Marian Alice Guthrie, b. April 13, 1861, in Orange, N. J.; d. June 24, 1869, in same place.

6. Catherine Barbara Guthrie, b. July.24, 1867, in Orange, N. J. Address482 El Dorado St., Pasedena, Calif.

Fanny Sophonia Guthrie (p. 146) married Oct. 20, 1864, in Orange, N. J., Howard Merriam, who was born Jan. 12, 1841, in Putnam, Ohio. They lived in Cincinnati, Ohio.


1. Theodore Guthrie Merriam, b. May 26, 1876.

2. Infant, b. April 22, 1889; d. same date.

Kenneth Ross Guthrie (above) married (1) in 1889, in Minneapolis, Minn., Mary Murray, who was born in St. Louis, Mo., in 1862; died in 1902. He married (2) in 1906, Mabel Booth; they live in Mobile, Ala.

Children of Kenneth Ross Guthrie and Mary Murray, both born in Minneapolis, Minn.:

1. Marguerite Guthrie, b. Sept. 3, 1890.

2. Murray Kenneth Guthrie, b. May 29, 1896; was a flyer in the A. E. F. Won the American Cross; m. Ruth Murray of Minneapolis, Minn.


(1). Jeane Gage Guthrie, b. Aug. 15, 1927.

Children of Kenneth Ross Guthrie and Mabel Booth, both born in Mobile, Ala.:

1. Raymond Guthrie, b. July 4. 1907.

2. Harry Guthrie, b. June 11, 1909.

Elias Guthrie, (p. 122) second child of Joseph Guthrie by his second wife, Rachel (Hand) Kirby, was born in Litchfield County, Conn., July 9, 1770 (or July 19, 1769), married in 1790, Phoebe Stone, who was born April 9, 1772. They lived in Litchfield County, Conn. "Died May 25, 1812, wife of Elias Guthrie."

Children, all born in Litchfield County, Conn.:

1. Truman Guthrie, b. Feb. 24, 1791. (Below)

2. Minerva Guthrie, b. April 24, 1793.

3. Betsy Guthrie, b. Jan. 11, 1795.

4. Henman Guthrie, b. Oct. 19, 1797; d. in infancy.

5. Henman Guthrie, 2nd, b. Dec. 19, 1798.

6. Annie Guthrie, b. Nov. 12, 1800.

7. Stephen Guthrie, b. Sept. 6, 1802, in Warren Township, (p. 148).

Truman Guthrie (above) married Dec. 15, 1811, in Southbury, Conn., Anna Wagner. He was a captain in the war of 1812. He died in Baltimore, Md., in 1813. She was the daughter of Adam and Rosanna (Hans) Wagner. They had one child


Adam W. Guthrie, born March 22, 1812, in Southbury, Conn.; married Oct. 23, 1834, Janet Pulford. He lived to an advanced age. She died April 10, 1888, aged 70 years.


1. Helen Guthrie, b. April 27, 1835, in South Britain, Conn. (Below)

2.Caroline Augusta Guthrie, b. Oct. 17, 1837, in South Britain, Conn.,(Below)

3. Charles A. Guthrie, b. Aug. 31, 1843. in South Britain, Conn. He lived in Cleveland, Ohio, unm.

4. Henry Frank Guthrie, b. June 15, 1852, in South Britain, Conn.; d. unm.,in Missouri, May 11, 1884.

Helen Guthrie (above) married Dec. 11, 1857, Reuben Pierce of South Britain, Conn. They had one child

Annie Pierce, born in South Britain, Conn., Aug. 1, 1859; married Oct. 21, 1879, George Pierce; died Sept. 5, 1890.


1. Antoniette A. Pierce, b. March 21, 1881.

2. Ollie E. Pierce, b. March 9, 1885.

3. Myron L. Pierce, b. April 7, 1887.

Caroline Augusta Guthrie (above) married May 13, 1857, in South Britain, Conn., Charles B. Smith; died Dec. 2, 1882, in Cleveland, Ohio, leaving one child, Hattie Smith, who was born September, 1861, in South Britain, Conn.; married Sept. 20, 1887, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Rev. Robert Westwood. She died April 24, 1889, in Cleveland, Ohio. They had one child, Walter S. Westwood.

Stephen Guthrie, (p. 147) seventh child of Elias Guthrie and Phoebe Stone, married about 1823, Amy Harper, who was born Jan. 12, 180C They lived in Ohio, then removed to Washington Territory, where he organized the first church of the Christian denomination.


1. Elias Guthrie, b. March 18, 1824, in Meggs County, Ohio; served in the Mexican War; contracted Yellow fever, from which he d.; was buried at Olympia, Wash.

2. Zepheniah Guthrie, b. May 1, 1831; drowned in the Columbia River, Wash.; buried at Olympia, Wash.

3. Mary Denarcy Guthrie, b. Oct. 2, 1833.

4. Sanford Guthrie, b. Aug. 13, 1835.

5. Christopher Guthrie, b. July 12, 1838, in Adams County, 111.

6. Lysander Guthrie, b. June 17, 1840.

7. Minerva Guthrie, b. March 7, 1842.

8. Amy Ann Guthrie, b. in 1844.

Joseph Guthrie, (p. 122) third child of Joseph Guthrie and his second wife, Rachel (Hand) Kirby, was born in Connecticut, Feb. 19, 1773.ft

He married about 179k Hesiah Root, who was born June 26, 1775. It appears that they moved to Troy Township, Athens County, Ohio, about the time his father did, (1795).



1. Charles Frederic Guthrie, b. Dec. 19, 1797. (Below).

2. William Augustus Guthrie, b. Dec. , 1799; d. 1815.

3. Amy Guthrie, b. May 15, 1802. (Below)

4. Harriet Guthrie, b. April 2, 1804, (p. 150).

5. Sophia Guthrie, b. Nov. 15, 1805. Never m.; was a tailoress by trade.

6. Milo Guthrie, b. May 5, 1808, (p. 160).

7. Aureilla Guthrie, b. April 1, 1811, (p. 151).

8. Joseph Guthrie, b. May 13, 1818, (p. 151).

Charles Frederic Guthrie (above) married Nancy Condrey. Children:

1. Theressa Sobieskie Guthrie. (Below)

2. Sardine Guthrie. (Below)

3. Sarah Guthrie. (Below)

4. McKenzie Guthrie. (Below)

Theressa Sobieskie Guthrie (above) married Samuel Stevenson. Children:

1. Charles Guthrie Stevenson, of Los Angeles, Calif.

2. Eliza Stevenson, who m. a Mr. Thoms; lives in Oakland, Calif.

3. Samuel M. Stevenson, of San Diego, Calif.

4. Nancy Stevenson, a school teacher; d. in Iowa, unm.

5. A son, d. in infancy.

Sardine Guthrie, (above) second child of Charles Frederic Guthrie and Nancy Condrey, married Florinda Stout. Children:

1. Nancy F. Guthrie.

2. Charles G. Guthrie.

3. Abner S. Guthrie.

Sarah Guthrie, (above) third child of Charles Frederic Guthrie and Nancy Condrey, married Seldon Humphrey. They lived near Bellville, W. Va. Children:

1. Charles Humphrey.

2. Lucy Humphrey.

3. Edwin Humphrey.

McKenzie Guthrie, (above) fourth child of Charles Frederic Guthrie and Nancy Condrey, married (1) Rebecca Hoffman. He married (2) No children by second marriage.


1. Fred Guthrie, a doctor. AddresnAlfred, Ohio.

2. Lycurgus Guthrie. AddressRoute No. , Alfred, Ohio.

Amy Guthrie, (above) third child of Joseph Guthrie and Hesiah Root, married Osmer Miles.


1. Aurilla Miles, m. Carlos Robinson. No children.

2. Celinda Miles, (p. 150).


Celinda Miles Q. 149) married Jesse Robinson, brother of Carlos Robinson.


1. A son.

2. A son.

3. Amy Robinson, who m. a Mr. Vail; they lived in Bedford, Ky.

Harriet Guthrie, (p. 149) fourth child of Joseph Guthrie and Hesiah Root, married Moses Green, who was born March 14, 1794. After their marriage they made their home first in Madison, Ind., afterwards in Monticello, Mo.


1. Harvey Green, b. March 9, 1824; who m. Pauline Humphrey; they had one son.

2. Hosmer Green, b. April 29, 1827, in Meigo County, Ohio. (Below)

3. Frank Green, b. Feb. 2, 1835; d. April 21, 1920. (Below)

4. Amy Green.

5. Martha Green.

(All were deceased before 1925).

Hosmer Green (above) married Feb. 3, 1863, Mary Williams; lived in Lewistown, Mo., where he died Nov. 11, 1896.


1. Nellie Green, b. Jan. 5, 1864; m. Sept. 29, 1900, J. W. Durrett.

2. Frank W. Green, b. Jan. 23, 1866; d. Nov. 29, 1916. (Below)

3. Anna F. Green, b. Aug. 12, 1867; m. May 28, 1910; Jas. Scrimsher.

Frank Green (above) married (1) Nov. 2, 1862, Sabra E. Barnes; (2) Dec. 16, 1873, Caroline M. Cook.

Children by first marriage:

1. Moses E. Green, b. Dec. 29, 1864; m. Feb. 1, 1889, Pearl Marchland.

2. Lottie M. Green, b. Sept. 1, 1866; m. Sid W. Clay; d. Feb. 1, 1929.

Children by second marriage:

1. Nettie Green, b. March 18, 1875; d. April 17, 1931; unm.

Milo Guthrie, (p. 149) sixth child of Joseph Guthrie and Hesiah Root, married Eliza Ann Van Pelt.


1. A daughter. (Below)

2. Amy Louisa Guthrie. (Below)

3. A son, who d. at the age of six and one half yrs.

The eldest daughter of Milo Guthrie and Eliza Ann Van Pelt married Joel Ensley Condrey. They had no children of their own, but three girls and one boy were cared for and raised as though they were their own children. One of the girls, Anna Bell, was adopted by them. She remained with them until both passed away, afterwards went to India as a Christian missionary, in 1913.

Amy Louisa Guthrie (above) married Feb. 4, 1864, Robert A. Peoples.


1. Ensley Clement Peoples, (p. 151).


2. Milo Addison Peoples. Address319 Fourth St., Fort Madison, Iowa.

3. Mary Eliza Peoples, who m. Abram Williams. AddressRoute No. 7, Fort Madison, Iowa.

4. Ora Ann Peoples, who m. Clyde LeRoy Brown. Address1334 Helman Ave., Long Beach, Calif.

5. Amy Roberta Peoples. (Below)

6. Nellie Kesiah Peoples. (Below)

7. Robert Earl Peoples, b. June 21, 1889. (Below)

Ensley Clement Peoples (p. 150) is a cabinet maker employed by May Bros. Mercantile Company, of Los Angeles. Calif. His address is3210 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.

Amy Roberta Peoples (above) married Edward L. Saunders; she died April 7, 1914.


1. Richard Guthrie Saunders, of Bloomfleld, Iowa.

2. Lewis Milo Saunders, of Bloomfleld, Iowa.

Nellie Kesiah Peoples (above) married Nov. 21, 1897, John Benjamin Hill. He was fatally injured in an accident on the Santa Fe Railroad and was taken to the Santa Fe Hospital in Fort Madison, Iowa, where he died August 30, 1907. They had one childBenjamin Ward Hill, born December, 1907, who with his widowed mother lives at 4218 South Main St., Los Angeles, Calif.

Robert Earl Peoples (above) at the age of seventeen years enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served three years. At the outbreak of the World War he enlisted at Fresno, Calif., and trained at Camp Washington, was made a sergeant and shipped for France in 1917. While at the front he suffered shellshock and was in the hospital for three months; was then returned to Fresno, Calif., and honorably discharged from the service.

He married in 1908, Mamie Harris. They live in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is employed by the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. His address is 820 'West Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. They have one childJack Guthrie Peoples, born May 5, 1909.

Aureilla Guthrie, (p. 149) seventh child of Joseph Guthrie and Hesiah Root, married John Tucker, of Baltimore, Md.


1. Mary Tucker.

2. Josephine Tucker, who m. a Mr. Woodyard. AddressRoute No. 1, Albany, Ohio.

3. Eliza Tucker.

4. Harriet Tucker.

5. Sandusky Tucker.

Joseph Guthrie, (p. 149) eighth child of Joseph Guthrie and Hesiah Root, married (1) Sarah Haselton (or Hazelton), who died in 1850, at the birth of her second child. He married (2) Patience Van Pelt.

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Children of Joseph Guthrie and Sarah Haselton:

1. George Phineas Guthrie, b. in 1843; d. 1914.

2. Charles Arthur Guthrie. AddressPratts Fork, Ohio.

Children of Joseph Guthrie and Patience Van Pelt:

1. Sarah Annette Guthrie, b. in 1860; m. a Mr. Person. AddressMontrose Ave., Athens, Ohio.

2. Josephine Guthrie, b. Dec. 22, 1865.

3. Joseph Edwin Guthrie, b. in 1867.

Mary Guthrie, (p. 80) sixth child of John Guthrie and Abigail Coe, was born in Durham, Conn., Dec. 20, 1735; baptized by Rev. Nathaniel Chauncy, Dec. 23, 1735; married Dec. 31, 1754, in Washington, County, Conn., James Calhoun; died May 1, 1809. James Calhoun died Feb. 12, 1814, aged 83 years.

Children, all born in Washington, County, Conn.:

1. Hannah Calhoun, b. July 31, 1758.

2. Sarah Calhoun, b. Nov. 30, 1761.

3. Margery Calhoun, b. July 23, 1763; d. Sept. 12, 1843.

4. Reuben Calhoun, b. Aug. 7, 1766.

5. Joseph Calhoun, b. Nov. 19, 1767.

6. James Calhoun, b. Jan. 7, 1769.

EPHRIIAM GUTHRIE, (p. 80) seventh child of John Guthrie and Abigail Coe, was born in Durham, Conn., March 1, 1737; was baptized by the Rev. Nathaniel Chauncy, March 5, 1737. He was a soldier in the French and Indian War.

Ephraim Guthrie married Thankful . They settled first in Kent, Conn., where their first three children were born; the others probably at Aurora, N. Y., where he was living at the time of his death.


1. Hannah Guthrie, b. in 1763.

2. Daniel Guthrie, b. in 1764; settled in Orleans County, N. Y., where he d.

3. Sibbel Guthrie, b. in 1766.

4. John Guthrie, (p. 153).

5. Ebenezer Guthrie, (p. 153).

6. Josiah Guthrie, (p. 153).

7. Roswell Guthrie, (p. 153).

8. Olive Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Conklin. She d. in Erie County, N. Y.

9. Laura Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Newberry, of Chautauqua County, N. Y. 10. Rachel Guthrie, who m. (1) a Mr. Kemp. They lived in New York and had two sons, Silas and Jamerson Kemp. She m. (2) a Mr. Remington. She d. in Genoa, N. Y.

One of the two oldest daughters of Ephraim Guthrie and Thankful , married a Mr. Sharp.



1. Salmon Sharp. 4. Jerusha Sharp.

2. Sheldon Sharp. 5. Nichols Sharp.

3. Ephraim Sharp.

John Guthrie (p. 152) married they settled in New York.


1. Polly Guthrie, d. in infancy.

2. Thankful Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Conger.

3. Maria Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Cobb.

4. William Guthrie.

5. Nancy Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Beebe.

6. Sophronia Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Sweazey.

7. John Guthrie, who m. ; one daughter, Myrtle, lived with her father at Conquest, N. Y.

8. Alson Guthrie.

9. Lyman Guthrie, who d. in Georgia.

10. Olive Guthrie, who m. (1) Richard Witt. Children1. Alma P. Witt, m. Mr. Muzzy; lived in Gowanda, N. Y.; had a daughter, who m. Dr. Adams, of Pulaski, N. Y. Olive Guthrie Witt m. (2) Jonathan Beyea.

Ebenezer Guthrie, (p. 152) fifth child of Ephriam Guthrie and Thankful , married Nov. 20, 1791, Nabby Herrick. They settled in Bronson, Huron County, Ohio


1. Ebenezer Guthrie.

2. Van Rensselaer Guthrie.

3. Samantha Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Gale; they lived in Chautauqua, N. Y.

4. Roxie Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Terry.

5. Abigail Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Leonard; they lived in Huron County, Ohio.

6. Phineas Guthrie.

Josiah Guthrie, (p. 152) sixth child of Ephriam Guthrie and Thankful , married


1. Sallie Guthrie. 3. Josiah Guthrie, Jr.

2. Nancy Guthrie. 4. Hannah Guthrie.

Roswell Guthrie, (p. 152) seventh child of Ephriam Guthrie and

Thankful , married He died in Montezuma, N. Y.


1. Porter Guthrie.

2. Franklin Guthrie.

3. Alfreda Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Warren; they lived in Michigan.

EBENEZER GUTHRIE, (p. 80) eighth child of John Guthrie and Abigail Coe, was born in Durham, Conn., July 20, 1740; was baptized by the Rev. Nathaniel Chauncy, July 28, 1740. He served in the Revolutionary War, presumably as a captain, as he was subsequently styled "Captain."

"Married Ebenezer Guthrie and Hannah Richards March 27, 1767.

"In memory of Mrs. Hannah Guthrie, wife of Capt. Ebenezer Guthrie, who departed this life June 30, A. D. 1792, in the 57th year of her age." "

He married (2) about 1794, Sarah Nichols Hawley. They had no children.

"In memory of Sarah Guthrie, 2nd wife of Ebenezer Guthrie, who died July 3, 1838, aged 95 years." "

"In memory of EBENEZER GUTHRIE who died Sept. 1, 1825, in the 85th year of his age." '

Children of Ebenezer Guthrie and Hannah Richards, all born in Southbury, Conn.:

1. Lois Guthrie, b. Dec. 23, 1767. (Below)

2. Obadiah Richard Guthrie, b. April 1, 1769. (Below)

3. William Guthrie.

Lois Guthrie (above) married Nov. 19, 1787, Moses Johnson, who was born July 1, 1762, the son of Asa Johnson, born Feb. 24, 1723; married Jan. 4, 1750, Elizabeth Strong. Asa was the son of Moses Johnson, who married July 6, 1715, Prudence Jenner; died in 1760. His wife, Prudence, died Sept. 22, 1780.

Children of Moses Johnson and Lois Guthrie:

1. Ebenezer Johnson, b. March 3, 1791. (Below)

2. Asa Johnson, b. March 29, 1793.

3. Hannah Johnson, b. March 28, 1794; m. William Fabrique.

4. Thomas Johnson, b. March 8, 1798; m. March 15, 1827, Maria P. Moseley. Ebenezer Johnson (above) married Sally Mitchell.


1. Henry Johnson, b. Nov. 8, 1814; m. Lucinda Clark.

2. Elizabeth Johnson, b. March 29, 1819; m. Rev. George P. Prudden.

Obadiah Richards Guthrie (above) married March 1, 1797, Beersheba Howe, of Saratoga, N. Y. She was born April 3, 1776; joined the Congregational Church in South Britain, Conn., in 1812; died August 18, 1853, aged 79 years. Her name was sometimes entered in the records as Barsheba, Barsha and Barshe. Obadiah Richards Guthrie died Nov. 28, 1844.


1. Sally Guthrie, b. Dec. 23, 1797; d. March 21, 1842.

2. William Guthrie, b. April 7, 1800, (p. 155).

3. Albert Guthrie, b. Feb. 8, 1802, (p. 155).

4. Ebenezer Guthrie, b. April 7, 1804, (p. 155).

5. Hannah Guthrie, b. Dec. 22, 1807; m. Rodene Stiles; d. July 27, 1862.

6. Ann Guthrie, b. July 2, 1811, (p. 156).

7. John Benjamin Guthrie, b. June 1, 1913, (p. 156).


William Guthrie, (p. 154) of South Britain, studied law, was admitted to the bar at Southbury, where he engaged in the practice of his profession. He was Representative from Southbury in 1840. He married Aug. 25, 1842, Polly Ann Tuttle, daughter of Newton and Ruth (Pierce) Tuttle of Woodbury, Conn. She was born in 1802; died May 19, 1871. Hon. William Guthrie died Dec. 18, 1865. They had but one child, who died in early life.

Albert Guthrie Q. 154) married Dec. IC 1825, Nancy Buckingham, of Oxford, Conn. He died Aug. 21, 1888.


1. Anthony Buckingham Guthrie, b. May 11, 1827. (Below)

2. Sarah Frances Guthrie, b. April 2, 1832; d. Nov. 11, 1852.

3. Samuel Burritt Guthrie, b. Aug. 3, 1834; m. in 1864, Sarah Williams; one childHarry Guthrie, b. in 1877.

4. Catherine Elizabeth Guthrie, b. Dec. 30, 1839; m. March 17, 1872, George B. Hand.

5. Mary Olivia Guthrie, b. Sept. 15, 1847; m. Dec. 24, 1873, Robert Jordan; they lived in New Haven, Conn. They had one son, Robert Guthrie Jordan, b. Sept. 20, 1886; lived in New York City.

Anthony Buckingham Guthrie (above) married Eleanor Mannant; died March 23, 1861 They had a son, Albert Guthrie.

Ebenezer Guthrie, (p. 154) fourth child of Obadiah Richards Guthrie and Beersheba Howe, married March 4, 1827, in Southbury, Conn., Harriet Edmonds.

Children, all born in Southbury, Conn.:

1. Hubert Guthrie, b. Feb. 26, 1831. (Below)

2. Warren W. Guthrie, b. June 9, 1834. (Below)

3. Theodore Guthrie, b. Jan. 16, 1847; d. July 10, 1852.

Hubert Guthrie (above) married June 10, 1857, Harriet Stilson, who was born Oct. 13, 1839; died Dec. 23, 1882, in Iowa Point, Kan., whither the family had emigrated.

Children, all born in Southbury, Conn.:

1. Florence Guthrie, b. Nov. 30, 1868.

2. Carrie Guthrie, b. Aug. 9, 1861; d. Nov. 26, 1882.

3. Hattie Guthrie, b. June 21, 1863.

4. Rosalie Guthrie, b. Feb. 14, 1866.

5. Ada Etta Guthrie, b. Nov. 28, 1867.

6. Andrew Guthrie, b. Nov. 10, 1869; lives in Sparks, Ran.

Warren W. Guthrie (above) studied law and was admitted to the bar of Litchfield County, Conn., in 1855. He went west before the Civil War, probably first to Missouri, and served in the war. He is sometimes referred to as General Warren W. Guthrie. He married Dec, 2L 1861 Julia E. Fowler, who was born in Missouri. They settled at Atchison, Kan., at the close of the war, where he built up a large and lucrative law practice. When Kansas attained statehood he became the first Attorney General. He died in 1902.

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Children, first one born in St. Joseph, Mo., others in Atchison, Kan.:

1. William Fowler Guthrie, b. Nov. 12, 1864. (Below)

2. Frank Leon Guthrie, b. Jan. 15, 1867; m. July 15, 1888, Alice M. Downing, at Fairview, Kan.; no children.

3. Mary Louisa Guthrie, b. March 2, 1869. (Below)

4. Warren W. Guthrie, b. July 22, 1871; d. Aug. 17, 1914.

5. Theodore Fowler Guthrie, b. March 4, 1874. (Below)

6. Gilbert Lafayette Guthrie, b. Sept. 8, 1877.

7. Julia Guthrie, b. March 4, 1880; d. Feb. 15, 1888.

8. Clara Guthrie, b. June 11, 1884; d. Aug. 7, 1884.

William Fowler Guthrie (above) married April 7, 1890, Cornelia ("Neva") Quade, who was born in Kansas City, Mo., in 1866.

Children, all born in Atchison, Kan.:

1. William Fowler Guthrie, Jr., b. Oct. 25, 1891. (Below)

2. Ellen Miriam Guthrie, b. June 2, 1893; lives in Youngstown, Ohio.

3. Frank Warren Guthrie, b. Dec. 23, 1902.

William Fowler Guthrie, Jr., (above) married September, 1920, in Kansas City, Mo., Sara Hocker, who was born in Kansas City, Mo., March 16, 1893. Address5021 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo.


1. William Fowler Guthrie, 3rd, b. March 8, 1921.

2. Richard Hocker Guthrie, b. Sept. 12, 1922.

Mary Louisa Guthrie (above) married Oct. 14, 1896, Arthur E. White.

Children, all save the first, who was born in Cameron, Mo., were born in Chicago, Ill.:

1. Infant, b. ; d. March 3, 1898.

2. Julia Guthrie White, b. Nov. 11, 1899.

3. Arthur E. White, b. March 8, 1902.

4. Warren Atherton White, b. May 3, 1904.

5. Gilbert Fowler White, b. Nov. 26, 1911.

Theodore Fowler Guthrie, (above) fifth child of Warren W. Guthrie and Julia Fowler, married May 20, 1903, Ida G. Steanson, of Moray, Kan.

Children, all born in Chase County, Kan.:

1. Theodore Fowler Guthrie, Jr., b. Dec. 4, 1904.

2. Lawrence Steanson Guthrie, b. Jan. 19, 1906.

S. Warren William Guthrie, b. April 10, 1907.

4. Dorothy Guthrie, b. August, 1908.

Ann Guthrie, (p. 154) sixth child of Obadiah Richards Guthrie and Ileersheba Howe, married Nov. 26, 1836, Ira Bradley. She died in 1859. They had a daughter, Augusta Ann Bradley, born about 1840, in Southbury, Conn.; died in 1858.

John Benjamin Guthrie, (p. 154) seventh child of Obadiah Richards Guthrie and Beersheba Howe, married Eva Downs. He


died July 19, 1889. They had a son, William Henry Guthrie, who was born Jan. 15, 1841; married May 18, 1865, Lucella J. Sanford. He died in 1873.


SAMUEL GUTHRIE, who was a taxable in London, Britain Township, Chester County, Pa., in 1775, stands next to if not equal with John Guthrie of Connecticut, in point of time of first record in America. His name appears but the one time in Chester County, thereafter he is found a few miles to the southward, in New Castle County, Del., where he secured lands.

No living descendants are known; there are probably few, if any, who bear the name Guthrie. The only source of information concerning Samuel and his immediate descendants has been the records, and such of these as throw light upon the family are given in the appendix.

Samuel Guthrie died in September, 1746;' his wife Mary, February, 1773.'


1. Adam Guthrie. 5. Elizabeth Guthrie.

2. Robert Guthrie. 6. Samuel Guthrie. (Below)

3. Jane Guthrie. 7. Rachel Guthrie.

4. Mary Guthrie.

Samuel Guthrey, (above) sixth child of Samuel Guthrey and Mary , was a soldier in the French and Indian War.'

He married October, 1745, Margaret Knox.'


1. PresumablySamuel Guthrey, of Peneader Hundred,101 (Below)

2. William Guthrey,107 (p. 158).

3. Robert Guthrie.106 107

4. James Guthrey.107

And several daughters.

Samuel Guthrie, of Pencader hundred, (above) presumptive son of Samuel Guthrey and Margaret Knox, married Susanna Edwards.

He took the oath renouncing allegiance to the King of Britain, and swearing faith and loyalty to the Delaware State, Oct. 1, 1775.1 It is probable that this oath was taken in connection with his enlistment for military service.

He was a member of the Pencader Presbyterian Church of Glasgow, Del."'

He died February, 1826."


1. William Guthrie .111 n2 123 4. Mary Guthrie."'

2. Samuel Guthrie. 5. Sarah Guthrie."'

3. John Guthrie.,"' 6. Jane Guthrie."'

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It is not known whether William Guthrey, (p. 157) son of Samuel Guthrey and Margaret Knox, was married or not. His heroic and tragic military service in the Revolutionary War follows:

"William Guttery" was enlisted by Captain Enoch Anderson, who was active in recruiting during the months of December, 1776, and January, 1777. The captain received a bounty for each man he enlisted."'

Next "William Guttery or Gtitrey," is found on the pay roll of Captain Enoch Anderson's Company, in the Delaware Regiment, December, 1776; January, February, March, April, May, June, and July, 1777. He was taken prisoner, Aug. 22, 1777. He was exchanged July 19, 1778, and returned to the same company, where he received back pay for the eleven months he was a prisoner, which amounted to 28 pounds, and 25 shillings."' He remained in this company the remainder of July and August, 1778.

He next served in Captain John Patten's Company of Light Infantry of the Delaware Regiment. He was on the pay roll of this company for October, November, and December, 1778; also for February, March, and April, 1779. He received 2 pounds, 10 shillings per month.

After this he is found in Major Joseph Vaughn's Company of Foot, in Colonel David Hill's Regiment, May, 1779. He received $6.60 per month for the months of May, June, July, August, September, and October, 1779, in this company.

It seems that he was absent for a month and one half, either on furlough, or end of period of enlistment. He joined the same regiment Dec. 12, 1779, and was paid $33.30 for January and February, 1780, in Vaughn's Company. The mention of him is in the roll of the Bank and File of Col. William's Regiment, formerly the Delaware Regiment, "Serving in the Southern Army of the U. S.Privates . Wm. Guttery, No. 214,for the war." His company was mustered at Hillsboro, N. C., September 7, 1781."

Lastly, his name occurs among the causalties of Col. David Hill's Regiment, Captain Kirkwood's and Jacquett's Companies,"Wm Guttery, killed at the battle of Eutaw Springs, Sept. 8, 1781 * " I"

March 16, 1784. Letters of Administration on the estate of William Guthrey, granted to Thomas Maguire."


JOHN GUTHRIE, of Oxford Township, Chester County, Pa., was undoubtedly related to, was most likely a brother of, Samuel Guthrie, of St. Georges hundred, New Castle County, Del. Both families were connected with the Stuarts and intercourse between them is revealed by John appearing as a witness to the will of Samuel's son,


Robert, in 1750. "Widow Gulterie," a taxable in Londonderry Township, on the Chester County list of 1749, must have been the widow of Samuel, and "Robert Guttery," of East Nottingham Township, 17491750, must have been their son, who died in 1750.

According to reliable tradition, the Guthrie ancestor, who left Scotland, was a zealous Covenanter. So devoted was he to that cause, so active in his opposition to the efforts of the Crown to force Prelacy upon Scotland, that Claverhouse, the ArchPersecutor, set a price upon his head and hunted him from place to place. Finally making his way to the West Coast of Scotland, he, together with some of his followers, found a hidingplace in a cave, whence, seeking escape to Ireland, a sharp outlook was kept for passing vessels. At length a French ship was sighted, hailed, and as she hove to, the hunted men put out to her in a rowboat. Just at this juncture Chaverhouse with some of his troopers came galloping up and fired a volley at the escaping party. Fortunately they had gained a distance from the shore wellnigh out of musket range, and so, uninjured, made their getaway, landing in due time on the coast of Ireland.

The name of this Covenanter was John Guthrie. He married, presumably somewhate later, Jane Stuart, who was descended from the Royal House of Scotland. John Guthrie, our subject, was their son. He was born in North Ireland, in 1708. He married there, Ann , and soon afterwards, about the year 1730, they emigrated to America, coming in the same boat with the Gilkesons and Stewarts, whose descendants variously intermarried with theirs. They settled on the east side of the Octoraro Creek, (a stream forming a part of the boundary between Chester and Lancaster Counties, Pw), at a place afterwards known as Andrews Bridge.

The name "John Guttry," appears on the tax list of Londonderry Township in 1734, and subsequently in the lists of taxables in that township on down to the formation of Oxford, after which it appears in the lists of that township. The name is variously spelled,in the 1737 list, it appears as "Gottere," elsewhere as "Guttery," "Gettery," "Gutterei," etc. These tax lists show that his estate consistently increased and that he ranked high among his neighbors in the amount of taxes paid.

John Guthrie was a respected citizen, and he together with the members of his family were devout adherents of the Fagg's Manor Presbyterian Church. He was for many years a ruling elder in it.

It does not appear that these Guthries were identified with the movement, when the Covenants were renewed in America, at nearby Middle Octoraro, in 1743, but they were sympathetic with the Covenanters, sometimes entertaining their ministers in the home.

"John Guthrey died January 29, 1790, aged 81 years and 7 months." "Widow Guthrey was born 1715." 1



1. William Guthrie, b. in 1736. (Below)

2. Mary Guthrie, b. about 1747; m. Thomas McClellan. (See the MeClellans, Allied Families).

3. James Guthrie, (p. 167).

4. Elizabeth Guthrie, b. 1746; m. Hugh Gilkeson. (See the Gilkesons, Allied Families).

5. Martha Guthrie, b. 1746; m. Thomas Love. (See the Loves, Allied Families).

6. Ann Guthrie, (p. 167).

7. John Guthrie, b. in 1753, (p. 167).

8. Marjory Guthrie.

9. Abigail Guthrie, (p. 168).

10. Jane Guthrie, (p. 168).

WILLIAM GUTHRIE, (above) eldest son of John Guthrie and Ann , married... about 1759, Esther McClelland, a sister of Thomas McClelland, who married William's sister Mary. William removed to that portion of York County, Pa., which was called the Monaghan Settlement, now embraced in northwestern Adams County, Pa.,N

He moved his family to Augusta County, Va., early in 1777, locating on land about three miles west of Waynesboro.

Leaving his family in their new home he immediately returned to Pennsylvania, and enlisted in the Seventeenth Regiment of Pennsylvania Continental Line, May 27, 1777.'

After the war he devoted his time to his plantation in Virginia. He was early identified with the Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church and continued a faithful member of it during his residence in Virginia."

Esther McClelland Guthrie died about 1794.' In 1795, selling his home to a son, he returned to Pennsylvania."

He married (2) Jan. 20, 1796, Franky Young of Shenandoah County, Va." They lived until about 1800, in Pennsylvania, then returned to Augusta County, Va., a little later settled in Henry County, Ky.

Credit for account of descendants is due chiefly to David Vance Guthrie.

Children of William Guthrie and Esther McClelland:

1. John Guthrie, b. in 1760. (Below)

2. Nancy Guthrie, who m. Jan. 11, 1794, Isaiah Roberts."'

3. Ann Guthrie, who in. April 9, 1795, Isaac Blain." They moved to Kentucky, and had a son James, who after his parents death, moved to Missouri.

4. Daniel Guthrie, (p. 166).

5. William Guthrie, b. in 1769, (p. 167).

6. Esther Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Monroe.

7. Polly Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Bigham.

John Guthrie (above) when young moved with his parents to Augusta County, Va., where he spent the remainder of his life.' He married (1) May 15, 1794, Margaret Gilkeson," a first cousin.


(See the Gilkesons, Allied Families). She was born in 1772; died Dec. 27, 1815." He married (2) Ann Guthrie, also his first cousin. (See James Guthrie, p. 167). She was born in 1773; died April 27, 1832." John Guthrie died Jan. 27, 1845." No children by his second marriage. He was the only one of his father's children, to remain in Virginia.

Children of John Guthrie and Margaret Gilkeson, all of whom lived to be upwards of seventy years:

1. Hugh Gilkeson Guthrie,138 b. July 12, 1795; m. Mrs. Betty Gilkeson, (nee Paterson), widow of John Gilkeson, (See the Gilkesons, Allied Families). He d. April 18,1881; his wifeMay 1, 1886. No children.

2. William Guthrie, b. Dec. 2, 1796; m. Margaret McClanahan,140 granddaughter of William Gilkeson and Sarah (Love) Guthrie. (See the Gilkesons, Allied Families). They had one childMargaret Ann Guthrie," who m. Daniel Guthrie. They had no children, see p. 167).

3. Betsy Guthrie, b. Oct. 30, 1798; m. Charles Harrison; no children.

4. David Guthrie, b. March 14, 1801. (Below)

5. Matilda Guthrie, b. April 25, 1803. (Below)

6. Haddassah McClelland Guthrie, b. July 9, 180N Q. 162).

7. Ann Guthrie, b. Aug. 16, 1808; m. Samuel Wallace; no children.

8. Amanda Guthrie, b. May 19, 1810, m. Lehre Guthrie, (see p. 167).

9. Margaret Lynn Guthrie, b. April 17, 1811 Q. 164).

10. John Gilkeson Guthrie, b. Dec. 13, 1815, (p. 165).

David Guthrie (above) married Jane Ann Paxton. Children:

1. John Blair Guthrie, b. October, 1849. (Below)

2. Roberta Guthrie, who d. in childhood.

John Blair Guthrie mms an M.D. in Louisiana. He married Agnes Blackburn; died November, 1898.


1. Blair Guthrie.

2. David Guthrie.

3. Agnes Guthrie, who m. Clifford Favrot, of New Orleans, La.

Matilda Guthrie, (above) fifth child of John Guthrie and Margaret Gilkeson, married George Craig.


1. John Newton Craig. (Below)

2. Margaret Craig, (p. 162).

3. Carrie Craig, (p. 162).

4. Brown Craig, who was killed in the Civil War.

John Newton Craig, (above) eldest child of George Craig and Matilda Guthrie, became one of the most eminent ministers of the Southern Presbyterian Church. He was Secretary of their Board of Home Missions from 1884 to 1900, when, during a session of the Synod of Virginia, of that year, he died on the floor while addressing that body.

John Newton Craig, D.D., married Lydia Harris.

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1. Bessie Craig, who m. R. N. Brackett, professor of Chemistry in Clemson College, S. C.


(1). Helen Brackett.

(2). Newton Brackett.

2. Maud Craig, who m. Will Matthews.


(1). Lydia Matthews, who m. Wayne Martin.

(2). Craig Matthews.

3. Newton Craig, who m. Martha Boynton.


(1). Newton Craig, Jr.

Margaret Craig, (p. 161) second child of George Craig and Matilda Guthrie, married Robert Crawford.


1. Lena Crawford, who m. Alexander S. Moffett, (see p. 164).

2. George Crawford, who m. ; lives in Louisville, Ky.

3. Alexander Crawford, a minister of the Southern Presbyterian church; d. in North Carolina, in 1925.

4. Newton Crawford, m. ; lives in Louisville, Ky.

5. Brown Crawford, m. ; lives in Louisville, Ky.

Carrie Craig, (p. 161) third child of George Craig and Matilda Guthrie, married John Warwick.


1. Emma Warwick, unm.

2. Mary Woods Warwick, who m. Ernest Moore; eight children.

3. Maggie Warwick, who m. Jas. B. Lockridge; four children.

4. George Warwick, who d. while a student at Washington and Lee University

5. John Warwick, who m. Maybelle Feamster; two children.

Haddassah McClelland Guthrie, (p. 161) sixth child of John Guthrie and Margaret Gilkeson, married Robert Moffet. She died in 1886.


1. Sidney Moffett. (Below)

2. John Moffett, (p. 163).

3. Cornelia Moffet, (p. 163).

4. Milton Moffett, who never m.

5. Robert Moffett, (p. 163).

6. Emma Moffett, who m. Caleb Weeden; no children.

7. Alexander S. Moffett, (p. 163).

Sidney Moffett (above) married Anna Black. Children:

1. William Moffett, who never m.

2. Minnie Moffett, who m. Howard Coyner.


(1). Annie Coyner, m. Algernon Handy; 2 children.

(2). Dick Coyner, m. Dorothy Leftwich.


(3). Mary Coyner.

(4). Aileen Coyner.

(5). Kenton Coyner, deceased.

3. James Moffett, who never m.; deceased.

4. Annie Moffett, who never m.; deceased.

John Moffett, (p. 162) second child of Robert Moffett and Haddassah M. Guthrie, married Virginia Austin, of Lewisburg, Va.


1. Leila Moffett, of Richmond, Va.

2. Edna Moffett, of Richmond, Va.

3. Ernest Moffett, of Richmond, Va.

Cornelia Moffett, (p. 162) third child of Robert Moffett and Haddassah M. Guthrie, married J. Thomas Black.


1. Moffett Black, d. in childhood.

2. Charles Black, of Kentucky.

3. William Black, unm.

4. Harry Black, m. Sallie James; he is deceased. They had one daughter.

5. Lacey Black, m. Patsy Van Lear, four children.

6. Robert Black, m. (1) Minnie Follies; m. (2) a Miss Johnson.

7. Lena Black.

8. Virginia Black, m. a Mr. Bailey. She is deceased.

Robert Moffett, (p. 162) fifth child of Robert Moffett and Haddassah M. Guthrie, married (1) Maggie Bell; (2) Nannie Harris; (3) Isabella Patrick; (4) Lula Finley. No children by the third and fourth marriages.

Children of Robert Moffett and Maggie Bell:

1. Maggie Bell Moffett, who d. in childhood.

Children of Robert Moffett and Nannie Harris:

1. Stuart Moffett, m. Fannie Bailey.


(1). Nancy Moffett.

(2). William Moffett.

2. Rev. Lyle Moore Moffett, unm.

3. Robert Strickler Moffett; m. Bessie Hoge.


(1). Robert Moffett.

(2). Catherine Moffett.

(3). Frank Hoge Moffett.

4. Elsie Moffett, deceased; unm.

5. Louise Moffett, unm.

6. Harry Moffett, m. Virginia Paige.


(1). Paige Moffett.

(2). R. W. Moffett.

7. John Guthrie Moffett.

Alexander S. Moffett, (p. 162) seventh child of Robert Moffett and Haddassah M. Guthrie, became a prominent minister of the

Southern Presbyterian Church. At the time of his death in 1923,

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Do Moffett was the pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Pensacola, Fla.

He married (1) Lena Crawford, a first cousin, (see p. 162). He married (2) Clemmie McFadden.

Dr. Alexander S. Moffett and Lena Crawford had eight children, six of whom are missionaries of the Southern Presbyterian Church in China:

1. Lacey I. Moffett, m. Kate Rodd, of New Orleans, La. Rev. and Mrs. Moffett are missionaries in Kiangyin, China.

2. Harry Moffett, a minister (D.D.), in Alabama; m. Alice Gamble.

3. Carrie Lena Moffett, missionary in Kiangyin, China.

4. Maud Moffett, m. T. T. Walker.

5. Emma Moffet, m. Rev. Robert J. McMullen; Hangehow China.

6. May Craig Moffett, m. Rev. John C. Grenshaw; Chinkiang; China.

7. Martha Paxton Moffett, m. Dr. Francis R. Crawford, M.D.; Kashing, China.

8. Natalie C. Moffett, urim; missionary in Hangchow, China.

Children, second marriage:

1. Cornelia Moffett.

2. Stuart Moffett.

Margaret Lynn Guthrie, (p. 161) ninth child of John Guthrie and Margaret Gilkeson, married Daniel Fishburne. She was his second wife.


1. Elliott Fishburne. (Below)

2. Willie Fishburne, m. Ned Wallace; one daughter Willie Wallace, d. in childhood.

3. Baxter Fishburne. (Below)

4. Lucy Fishburne, d. young.

5. James A. Fishburne, (p. 165).

6. Annie Fishburne, unm.; d. Dec. 20, 1926.

7. Nevins Fishburne, m. Fannie Hill; no children.

Elliott Fishburne (above) married Ella Van Lear.


1. Holcombe Fishburne, never m.; deceased.

2. Virginia Fishburne, m. Graham Painter. One childGraham Painter, Jr.

3. Pliny Fishburne, m. Birdie Cologne. One childElliott Guthrie Fishburne.

Baxter Fishburne (above) became a minister of the gospel and went to China as a missionary of the Southern Presbyterian Church. He married Bessie Rogers.


1. Julia Fishburne, d. young.

2. Margaret Fishburne, m. John A. Welbourne. They are missionaries in Japan. Two children.

3. Richard Fishburne, deceased.


James A. Fishburne (p. 164) founded the Fishburne Military Academy, a well known and flourishing school for boys at Waynesboro, Va. He was Principal of the institution until his death November, 1921. He married Mamie Amiss. No children.

John Gilkeson Guthrie, (p. 161) tenth child of John Guthrie and Margaret Gilkeson, married Dec. 16, 1846, Adeline Barclay Paxton, who was born in Rockbridge County, Va., Jan. 9, 1830; died Jan. 9, 1901." She was the daughter of James Paxton, born May 4, 1790; died March 5, 1858. He married Elizabeth Poague, who was born Sept. 6, 1802; died Oct. 15, 1862.

John Gilkeson Guthrie died Dec. 2, 1891.


1. Paxton Guthrie, b. March 6, 1848; d. in infancy.

2. Emmett Flavel Guthrie, b. Oct. 29, 1849; unm.; lives in Port Gibson, Miss.

3. Ella Barclay Guthrie, b. March 7, 1851; d. in infancy.

4. Walter Craig Guthrie, b. Sept. 2, 1852. (Below)

5. Alice Guthrie, b. March 16, 1854; d. July 5, 1882 .141

6. John Rowlin Guthrie, b. March 12, 1856, (p. 166).

7. Frank Lyle Guthrie, b. Feb. 5, 1861; m. Carrie Tipping.


(1). Natalie Guthrie, who m. Leonard Gessner. All of New Orleans, La. Two children.

8. Harry Raymond Guthrie, b. July 6, 1868; m. Carrie Belle Gilkeson, (see The Gilkesons, Allied Families). They live in Port Gibson, Miss.

Walter Craig Guthrie (above) was brought up in the old Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, with which so many of his people had been identified since William Guthrie settled in the Valley of Virginia. He received his education at Washington and Lee University and in 1873 embarked upon his chosen career, that of teaching. He taught three years in Jefferson and Adams counties, Miss., four years in Kentucky and three years in Tennessee, his work being highly successful. In 1883 he was called to the principalship of ChamberlainHunt Academy, at Port Gibson, Miss. He filled this position with conspicuous success for nearly twentyRve years, retiring in 1907. He was for more than forty years a ruling elder in the Port Gibson Presbyterian Church, during which time by wise and faithful leadership he strove to serve the church in all its interests. He has been referred to as"Strong of body, strong of mind, and above all strong spiritually, standing rocklike and unmoved as the waves of temptation broke over him." He will long be remembered in ChamberlainHunt circles as an inspired and inspiring teacher, a sympathetic friend and counselor, a patient and tactful helper, gifted with a rare understanding of boys and their problems and a notable disciplinarian.

Walter Craig Guthrie married (1) Oct. 13, 1882, Sallie Lyle Gilkeson, who was born Nov. 11, 1858; died Feb. 9, 1897;"' buried in the new cemetery of Tinkling Spring Church. (See the Gilkesons, Allied Families.)


He married (2) in 1899, Miss Ruth Shreve, of Port Gibson, Miss. She died in 1914. He died in Port Gibson, Miss., Dec. 31, 1928.

Children of Walter Craig Guthrie and Sally Lyle Gilkeson:

1. David Vance Guthrie, b. Oct. 15, 1884. (Below)

2. John Gilkeson Guthrie, b. Aug. 27, 1886; d. Aug. 15, 1887.

3. Alice Lyle Guthrie, b. Sept. 11, 1887; d. Jan. 30, 1892 .114

4. Frederick Preston Guthrie, b. July 23, 1891. (Below)

5.Walter Craig Guthrie, b. Dec. 24, 1893; d. Oct. 9, 1900.114

6. Edgar Paxton Guthrie, b. Feb. 8, 1897; unm. Lives in Waynesboro, Va.

Children of Walter Craig Guthrie and Ruth Shreve:

1. William Shreve Guthrie, twin, b. Nov. 7, 1900; m. Kate Herlitz.


(1). Sarah Butler Guthrie, b. Aug. 13, 1924.

(2). William Shreve Guthrie, b. Aug. 12, 1927.

(3). Frederick Preston Guthrie, twin to William Shreve.

2. Margaret Adeline Guthrie, twin, b. Nov. 7, 1900.

David Vance Guthrie (above) is Professor of Physics and Astronomy, at the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. He is an occasional contributor to the scientific magazines of articles on subjects within his field.

He married June 30, 1916, Hallie McPheeters See, who was born near Staunton, Va., May 31, 1885. She is the daughter of Peter H. See and Mary Gamble. His father was a native of Randolph County, W. Va. The Gambles are an old and prominent family of Augusta County, Va.

Children of David Vance Guthrie and Hallie McPheeters See:

1. Elizabeth See Guthrie, b. Oct. 23, 1918.

2. David Vance Guthrie, Jr., b. June 20, 1926.

Frederick Preston Guthrie (above) is District Manager of the Radio Corporation of America, in Washington, D. C. He married Dec. 20, 1917, Lee Campbell Bowen, who was born July 28, 1893, at Austin, Texas.


1. Walter Russell Guthrie, b. June 9, 1919.

2. David Boyden Guthrie, b. Oct. 14, 1923.

John Rowlin Guthrie, (p. 165) sixth child of John Gilkeson Guthrie and Adeline Barclay Paxton, married Mary Todd.


1. Rollie Guthrie, who m. Anna Lewis. One childJohn Lewis Guthrie.

2. Guy Guthrie, deceased.

Daniel Guthrie, (p. 160) fourth child of William Guthrie and Esther McClelland, sold Ids interest in the paternal estate to his brother John." He moved to Kentucky where he married Nancy Shackleford.'" Children:

1. John Guthrie.

2. Catherine Guthrie, who in. a Mr. Reynolds.


William Guthrie, (p. 160) fifth child of William Guthrie and Esther McClelland, married Catherine Lehre (or Lerah). They lived in Kentucky. After the death of his wife, he moved 184041 with his unmarried children to a farm near Paris, Ill., on North Arm.


1. Louisa Guthrie, who m. Dr. Fellows. No children.

2. Caroline Guthrie, who m. Joseph R. Griffith.

3. Martha Guthrie, who m. John Wallace, brother of Samuel Wallace, who m. Ann Guthrie, (p. 161). John had five or six children.

4. Emily Guthrie, who m. Stephen Ogden.

5. Amanda Guthrie, m. a Mr. Ritter and lived in Ohio.

6. Miranda Guthrie, never m.

7. William Guthrie, m. Lucretia Henderson; had a large family.

8. John Guthrie, m. Barbara Fay; had a large family.

9. Nelson Guthrie, never m.

10. Jacob Lehre Guthrie. (Below)

11. Daniel Guthrie, b. in Ohio in 1817; d. in Illinois, July 17, 1869. He m. Ann Guthrie, daughter of William, who m. Margaret McClanahan, (see p. 161).

Jacob Lehre Guthrie, (above) tenth child of William Guthrie and Catherine Lehre, married October, 1838, Amanda Guthrie, daughter of John Guthrie and Margaret Gilkeson. (See p. 161).


1. Kitty Guthrie, who d. young.

2. William Guthrie, who d. young.

3. Henry Guthrie, who m. and had one son and one daughter.

4. Edgar Lehre Guthrie, who m. and had one son and one daughter.

JAMES GUTHRIE, (p. 160)" son of John Guthrie and Ann , married about 1772, Sarah Love, daughter of John Love. One account states that she was born Aug. 20, 1752; died June 27, 1826; James Guthrie died in 1773.1'

Sarah Love Guthrie married (2) in 1782, William Gilkeson. (See the Gilkesons, Allied Families.)

Children of James Guthrie and Sarah Love:

1. Ann Guthrie, who was b. in 1773 after her father's death. She became the secondwife of her cousin, John Guthrie, son of William Guthrie and Esther McClelland, (p. 160). She had no children.

Ann Guthrie, (p. 160) daughter of John Guthrie and Ann is referred to in the following. "Married Nov. 4, 1779, John Murphy of Hamilton Bann (York, now Adams County, Pa.) to Ann Guthory." (From the record of Rev. Alexander Dobbins). The Murphys moved to Virginia, presumably Augusta County.

JOHN GUTHRIE, (p. 160) son of John Guthrie and Ann , was a soldier in the Revolutionary War."' Afterwards" he moved to Augusta County, Va, and settled upon lands adjoining his brother, William. John was extremely eccentric, claimed that his brother's lands infringed upon his and was sued by William." The case was


decided against John and it is probable that he was deeply aggrieved by what he considered an injustice done him by the court for he railed out against it. This got him into trouble."

He married a Miss Holmes.


1. James Guthrie. (Below) 3. Betsy Guthrie.

2. Ann Guthrie. 4. Jane Guthrie.

James Guthrie (above) was a soldier in the War of 1812. Waddell, in his History of Augusta County, Va., records his name among the privates in Capt. Abraham Lange's Company, of the Fifth Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. James McDowell. This regiment was out only from Sept. 1, 1814, to Nov. 30, 1814. During this time they were encamped on the coast near Williamsburg, Va., where they complained bitterly of the damp climate and the inaction and restrictions of camp life. Waddell says"None of the Augusta County Soldiers were called upon to face the enemy, therefore we have no account to list of killed and wounded.

Abigail Guthrie, (p. 160) daughter of John Guthrie and Ann

1, married Alexander Andrews. He was one of the executors of her father's will and was probably the son of the Andrews for whom Andrews Bridge was named. It is said that Alexander Andrews was born in 1758 and died in 1846 and that he was a soldier in the Continental Army, and that he married about 1780 or 1781. Abigail was born in 1762 and died in 1843. They owned the Guthrie homestead at Andrews Bridge and land enough to have a large farm for themselves after they had given a large farm to each of their two sons. John Guthrie's house was built in 1770 according to the date on the cornerstone Alexander Andrews and wife are buried at Union, Lancaster County, Pa. As he is referred to as Alexander, Sn, it is infmred that one of the sons was Alexander, Jr.

Jane Guthrie, (p. 160) daughter of John Guthrie and Ann married Samuel Martin. They lived in Lancaster County, Pa., not far from the John Guthrie homestead.


1. James Martin, a physician, who in. Eliza Morrison. They had twelve children.

2. Samuel Martin, Jr., who in. Jane Rankin and had four children. A daughter married a Mr. Coulter; a son married Lydia J. Thompson.

3. Sarah Martin, who in. Win. Mackey. Th~y had five sons and two daughters. Three of these sons were ministers of the Gospel, one of theseRev. James Mackey, was a missionary for ~ixteen years in Africa under the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions.

JOB GUTHRIE, of Philadelphia, Pa., appears to belong in the group of the fourth decade of the eighteenth century. First Presby terian Church, Philadelphia Marriages" 1733, 12 Mo. 18 da.


Job Guthery and Jane McClenahan." Same church"Baptisms . . . . Anne daughter of Job Guthery, 1735, 10 mo. 10 da."

Marriage Records of Christ's Church (Episcopal), Philadelphia. "1752 Guthry, Anne and Joseph Hurdith." " Job may have had sons, James, John, and Robert.

James was to have served, perhaps did serve in the Revolutionary War. Return of the Second Battalion (Associators and Militia of the city of Philadelphia), when called into actual service July, 1777. In Captain John Imlay's Company, in the 7th Classit was reported "James Gutier, can't be found."'"

James Guthrie, of Philadelphia, married Eleanor . They had a son James. Baptisms of the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. "1772, March 12, James son of James and Eleanor Guthery."

James Guthrie was a taxable in Southwark, Philadelphia, in 1774 and 1779. He is styled "Shopkeeper." '

He was a witnes to the will of James Payne of Southwark, Philadelphia, April 3, 1779; was named Executor of the will of Robert McDowell, of Philadelphia, signed Nov. 8, 1779."'

Little is known of John Guthrie of Philadelphia. In 1791 letters of administration on the estate of John Guthery, deceased, were granted.

Robert Guthrie, private in the First Regiment Infantry received a pension. He enrolled for pension March 27, 1817. His pension was made to commence April 26, 1815, was $48.00 per year. He lived in Philadelphia County, Pa., died Nov. 27, 1829."

"RICHARD GUTHRIE, Register of the Independent or Congregational (Circular) Church 17321738, departed this life the 21st of Januarn 1731 and was buried the 22nd of Jan'y, ditto, by me. Samuel Axson."' This was in South Carolina.


"Rob't Guttery," a taxable in 1732 in Fallowfield Township, is presumably the same as "Robert Guttery," a taxable in Nantmeal Township, 1734 and 1735 (no later appearance). Fallowfield Township, Chester County, Pa., bridged the distance between Nantmeal in the northern part of the county bordering on Berks and old Oxford in the southwest. Robert when first noted lived at no great distance from John Guthrie in Oxford. He is supposed to have been the Robert, who with his brother James, moved from Connecticut to Pennsylvania, (see p. 78 and 215).

Nothing more is known of this Robert. He seems to have moved out of Chester County about 1735; may have gone to that part of Lancaster which in 1750 became Cumberland County, Pa. He is not however to be confused with Robert Guthrie of Carlisle, 1750, and later.


We shall take Robert of Fallowfield and Nantmeal Townships, as the head of a hypothetical family, consisting of wife, (Darlington) Guthrie, four sonsAdam, James, John, and William and perhaps as many daughters, names unknown. In so doing no violence is done to the known facts. Usually the Scotch Irish families who settled together in a locality were connected by ties of consanguinity, and not infrequently when a man of past middle life migrated with grown sons, the land was taken up in their names, while the patriarch passed away leaving no records of himself, not even a tombstone in an ancient Presbyterian cemetery, for nearly all the first graves were marked only by rough unlettered native stones or by wooden slabs of walnut or locust.

Were not Adam and James grouped under Robert, they should be arranged under the seventeen forties and fifties; John and William at a decade or so later. This group hangs together pretty well. Adam and John Guthrie seem to have both been related to the Darlingtons and connected with the Marshalls. John, James, and William were associated one with the other as brothers might have been. Each of them lived for a time on Back Creek, in Hamilton Township, Cumberland, now Franklin County, Pa., and may properly be referred to as the Back Creek Guthries.

"ADAM GUTTERY," 17541765,"' West Caln Township, Chester County, Pa., readily falls under Robert Guttery. Adam was not the son of John Guthrie and Ann , of Oxford Township. He was not the son of Samuel Guthrey, of St. Georges hundred, New Castle County, Del., (see p. 157), nor of William Guthrie of Mill Creek hundred, New Castle County, Del. William had a son Adam, but he was born about 1752, was not the same individual.

Warren S. Ely, librarian of Doylestown, Pa., and a reputable genealogist, is of the opinion that Robert Guttery, of Nantmeal Township, 173435, was the father of Adam. He Points out that they lived in the same locality; that Adam had a son, Robert, named presumably for his father.

Adam Guthrie appears on the tax lists as a single freeman until 1757, thereafter as a farmer. He was taxed in West Nantmeal Township until 1766," after that year his name is found in the East Caln lists. This may have been due to a rearrangement of the township lines. Up to 1771 he was taxed for 100 acres, after that for 150 acres.'

Aug. 30, 175t Adam Guthrie bought from John Fairlamb, Esq., Sheriff, 100 acres of land in West Nantmeal Township for 62 pounds, I shilling."

He married, about 1758, Mercy Irwin, daughter of George Irwin, who married Jane Matlack. (See the Irwins, Allied Families).

Other lands of Adam Guthrie were 100 acres surveyed to him March 14, 1759;" 266 acres in East Caln Township,'" and 901/2 acres in West Caln Township."'


Adam Guthrie died in 1798, preceded, it appears, by his wife. Both are said to be buried in the Seceder Cemetery, near Brandwine Manor.

Children of Adam Guthrie and Mercy Irwin:"'

1. Hannah Guthrie, who m. Adam Campbell.

2. William Guthrie. (Below)

3. Robert Guthrie, who m. Margaret , lived in Washington County, Pa.

4. Adam Guthrie, (p. 174).

5. Mary Guthrie, b. March 18, 1770; m. James Love; d. Sept. 20 (or 30), 1849. (See the Loves, Allied Families).

6. Sarah Guthrie, who m. John Thompson. They were living in Berks

County, Pa., in 1798, but in 1802 bought land from her brother Adam in Chester County, Pa., probably moved on it.

7. Jean Guthrie, who m. John Hanna.

8. Martha Guthrie, who m. Robert Elton, probably a brother of Mary, wife of Adam Guthrie, Jr. Robert commanded a Company in the 1st Bn. Chester County Militia, in 1781.

9. John Guthrie, (p. 178).

10. Elizabeth Guthrie, spinster.

William Guthrie (above) appears to have been the eldest son of Adam. He married Hannah . He received but 5 pounds from his father's estate, but this was doubtless due to the fact that he had already received considerable from his father.

From the number of wills in which the name of William Guthrie occurs as a witness or executor, it may be inferred that he was a Justice of the Peace, or a man much trusted by his neighbors. There was another William Guthrie, a son of James, probably a few years younger than William, son of Adam, but as both of them lived in Brandywine Township it is impossible to distinguish between them in every instance."'

As to the children of William Guthrie and Hannah , only one is known.

June 14, 1811:William Guthrie, Sr., of Brandywine Township, farmer, and wife Hannah, to William Guthrie, Jr., same township, farmer, for $1066.67, conveys 32 acres in Brandywine Township, which was deeded March 28, 1798, by Adam Guthrie to the said William Guthrie, Sr., the grantor. (Chester County, Pa., Deeds, Liber F. No. 3, p. 87).

This William Guthrie, Jr., seems to be identical with William Guthrie of Center County, Pa., whose record so far as obtainable is

William Guthrie was born in or near Coatesville, Chester County, Pa., removing from there, he purchased April 19, 1826, from William Johnson, a tract of land in Potter Township, Center County, Pa., containing 80 acres 10 perches. Some years later he lost his reason and William Iddings and John Potter, his neighbors, were appointed a Committee of his Person and Estate, Aug. 30, 1832. This committee sold his land at public sale Jan. 28, 1836, to George Guthrie, highest bidder. After the purchase of the farm George Guthrie assumed the care of his father.

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William Guthrie married Ann , (probably her last name was Iddings, a sister of William Iddings, mentioned on p. 171). She was described as "an industrious, managing woman." She died in 1843; William Guthrie died Dec. 14, 1844.


1. George Guthrie, b. in Chester County, Pa., in 1808. (Below)

2. Hannah Guthrie. (Below)

3. Iddings Guthrie, b. in Chester County, Pa., Dec. 1,1 1815. (Below)

4. Mary Ann Guthrie, (p. 173).

5. William Guthrie, (p. 173).

6. Eliza Guthrie.

George Guthrie, eldest son of William Guthrie and Ann married Margaret Greer, daughter of Adam Greer, and the oldest child of a family of fourteen children. Sept. 13, 1849, George Guthrie and wife sold the place in Center County, and moved to Mifflin County, locating first in Lewistown and afterwards living for a number of years on a farm near Milroy, Pa. Later he was appointed superintendent of the county almshouse, holding the position at the time of his death, which occured April , 1862, aged 54 years. Margaret GreerGuthrie died at the age of 64 years.

Of their eleven children, seven died in early life and only the names of eight are known.


1. Lucy Guthrie, (the oldest) b. July 2, 1842. (Below)

2. Ellen Guthrie

3. Robert Guthrie.

4. William Guthrie, who d. at the age of 23 yrs. 7 mos.

5. James Guthrie.

6. Harry Guthrie.

7. Elizabeth Guthrie.

8. Rachel Guthrie.

Lucy Guthrie married (1) Jan. 10, 1865, Joseph Kessler; married

(2) Mr. Paulsbury. She died Nov. 26, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., and was buried in Lewistown, Pa.

Children of Kessler and Lucy Guthrie:

1. Mary M. Kessler, b. March 5, 1866, unm. Address, 6133 University Ave., Chicago, Ill

2. Katherine Kessler, b. July 2, 1868, Williamsport, Pa.; lives with sister.

Hannah Guthrie, (above) second child, oldest daughter of William Guthrie and Ann , married Thomas Benskoter. They lived in Potter Township, Center County, Pa.

Iddings Guthrie, (above) son of William Guthrie and Ann married Dec. 14, 1841, Martha (I Leathers, at Mountain Eagle, Center County, Pa., where they lived until the early spring of 1866, when they removed to Belleview, Jackson County, Iowa, and settled on a farm at Dover, four miles southwest of Belleview. There Martha Leathers Guthrie died June 2, 1892, and Iddings Guthrie in


1893. He was a man of a quiet, retiring disposition, respected and loved by all who knew him.


1. John Guthrie.

2. Fred H. Guthrie, of Sheldon, Iowa.

3. Elias Green Guthrie, b. at Greensville, Center County, Pa., May 10, 1855. (Below)

4. James A. Guthrie, Belleview (or Bellevue), Iowa.

5. Anna Guthrie, m. Blake. Address, Franklin, Nebr.

6. Mary Guthrie, who m. (1) Wilson; they lived in Salmon City, Idaho. She m. (2) Porteous.

Elias Green Guthrie married May , 1890, Lillie May Bassett, who was born in Kiethsburg, Ill., Sept. 3, 1863. She is the daughter of Samuel Bassett, a Canadian by birth, who married Susan . Elias Green Guthrie died in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 12, 1921; his wife survives him, (1926).


1. Infant, b. Feb. 19, 1891; d. in infancy.

2. William Albert Guthrie, b. Dec. 26, 1893, in Colorado Springs, Colo., unm.

3. Lena Maude Guthrie, b. March 27, 1895; m. May , 1917, Fred Burbank.


(1). Billie Burbank, b. June , 1920.

4. Theodore Carman Guthrie, b. Dec. 10, 1905, in Canyon City, Colo.

Mary Ann Guthrie, (p. 172) daughter of William Guthrie and Ann I married James Boozer; they lived at Center Hall, Center County, Pa. One daughter was born to and reared by them. Mary Ann Guthrie Boozer had a "stroke" of paralysis at the foot of the Nittany Mountain and never recovered from the effect of it. She lived an invalid for nine years thereafter.

William Guthrie, (p. 172) son of William Guthrie and Ann , married (1) : he married (2) Hester Bell. After his first marriage he moved to Bellevue, Iowa, where he lived a number of years. Afterwards moved to Williamsport, Pa., later at Rochester, N. Y., and finally in Benton County, Iowa. While engaged in felling a tree (the impression is that this was near Sharon, Pa.) he was stricken by a stroke of paralysis and died a few days later at the age of 76. His will was probated Feb. 16, 1898, in Benton County, Iowa.

Children, first marriage:

1. Francisco ("Frank") Guthrie, who m. and had a son and a daughter. He lived at Greenville, near Sharon, Pa., and in Benton County, Iowa. After the death of his wife, he lived in Cleveland, Ohio, until his death.

2. Florence ("Flora") V. Guthrie, who m. in Sharon, Pa., Thomas Beil. They afterwards separated and she lived in Cleveland, Ohio, making her home with her brother Francisco, until her death.

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Children, second marriage:

1. John Bell Guthrie, b. April 18, 1870; he became an expert photographer and lived variously at Greenville, Pa., Williamsport, Pa., and at Rochester, N. Y., where for a number of years he was sales manager for the Eastman Kodak Company. He married about 1902, Maude A. Horsepoole. He d. Feb. 4, 1919, in Rochester, N. Y., survived by his wife and only child, George Grant Guthrie, who was b. Feb. 28, 1904.

George Grant Guthrie graduated from Cornell University in Mechanical Engineering, in 1926. He is now an instructor in Mechanical Engineering in Cornell. He m. March 1, 1928, Beryl Ruth Haney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Haney, of Perth Amboy, N. J.


(1). Nancy Jean Guthrie, b. Nov. 7, 1928.

Adam Guthrie, (p. 171) third son of Adam Guthrie and Mercy. Irwin, lived and died on the old homestead of Adam Guthrie, Sr." Adam, Jr., married Nov. 30, 1793, Mary Elton." He appears to have died about 1806.


1. Adam Guthrie, b. about 1794. (Below)

2. Robert Guthrie, b. about 1795, (p. 178).

3. Etc. perhaps other children.

Adam Guthrie, (above) son of Adam Guthrie and Mary Elton, married Phoebe Jones. He died in 1872.`


1. Jones Guthrie. (Below)

2. Sarah Guthrie, (p. 175).

3. Mary Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Larraby. They lived in Lakewood, N. J., and had several children.

4. Phoebe Guthrie, (p. 175).

5. Richard Jones Guthrie, b. Oct. 20, 1835, (p. 175).

6. Anna Guthrie, (p. 177).

7. Josiah Guthrie, (p. 177).

8. Joseph Guthrie, never m.

4. Emeline Guthrie, who m. Joseph Davidson. They had several children.

10. Oliver Guthrie, (p. 177).

11. An infant, d. in infancy.

12. Hannah Guthrie, (p. 178).

13. John Guthrie.

14. William Guthrie, who m. Annie Draper, They lived in Wilmington, Del. No children.

Jones Guthrie (above) married Hannah Lowery. They lived in Wilmington, Del. He died about 1907.

Children, all of Wilmington, Del.:

1. William Guthrie.

2. Mary Guthrie, a school teacher, of Wilmington; never m.

3. George Guthrie, who m. Martha Robinson, of Wilmington, Del.

4. Clara Guthrie, who m. Joel Christy, son of John Christy and Belle Stewart.

6. Phoebe Guthrie, who m. Dr. Harmon Rhyle, (or Rile).

6. Jennie Guthrie, who m. and moved to Los Angeles, Calif.


7. Lillie Guthrie.

8. Laura Elva Guthrie.

9. Idella Guthrie.

10. A boy who d. young from falling from a horse.

Sarah Guthrie, (p. 174) daughter of Adam Guthrie and Phoebe Jones, married Dec. 31, 1846, Lewis Mendenhall, son of Joseph Mendenhall, who married Sarah Green. They were the parents of Cookson, Thomas, Lewis, Isaac, and Sarah Mendenhall. Lewis was born Oct. 9, 18; died Dec. 18, 1889. Sarah (Guthrie) Mendenhall died Dec. 13, 1904.


1. Wilmer W. Mendenhall.

2. Clara M. Mendenhall, who m. Nelson Woodward.

3. Frank Mendenhall, who m. Emma

4. Anna Mendenhall, who m. Thomas Nichols.

5. Mary Mendenhall.

6. Thomas Hale Mendenhall, who d. unm.

7. Alice Emma Mendenhall, who m. Charles Edwards, son of John and Martha Edwards. Charles was an undertaker, of Fagg's Manor, Pa.

8. Sara Elizabeth Mendenhall, b. Jan. 9, 1861, at Jennersville, P, (Below)

9. Phoebe Ella Mendenhall, who m. a Mr. Ross of Russellville, Pa.

10. Walter Scott Mendenhall.

Sara Elizabeth Mendenhall (above) married Dec. 27, 1883, J. Harlon Clark, who was born at Londonderry, Pa., Oct. 14, 1854.

Children, all born in Londonderry, Pa.:

1. Martha Beatrice Clark, b. Dec. 28, 1885.

2. Alice Edna Clark, b. Aug. 13, 1888.

3. Elizabeth Jane Clark, b. Jan. 30, 1892.

4. Joseph Harlon Clark, b. April 11, 1894.

5. Marion Mendenhall Clark, b. May 27, 1899.

Phoebe Guthrie, (p. 174) daughter of Adam Guthrie and Phoebe Jones, married William Hill. They lived at Chatham, Pa.


1. Ella Hill, who m. Charles Hanes, son of Jesse Hanes, of Chatham, Pa.

2. Winfield Hill, who lat home at an eaHy age.

3. Mary Emma Hill, who m. Lewis Babel.

4. Annie Laurie Hill, who d. unm.

5. George Hill, who m. Mary LeFever, of Chatham, Pa.

6. Harry Hill, who married Mary Wood, of Chester County, Pa.

7. Johnson Hill, who m. (1) Mary Menough, of Oxford, Pa.; (2) Sally Eshelman, of Chester County, Pa.

8. Frank Hill.

Richard Jones Guthrie, (p. 174) son of Adam Guthrie and Phoebe Jones, married in 1855, Hannah Maria Smith, who was born March 24, 1832. He died Feb. 12, 1904; his wife, June 13, 1875. He was a blacksmith by trade and lived in Londonderry Township, Chester County, Pa.

Children, all born in Chester County, Pa.:

1. Anna Hughes Guthrie, b. Feb. 7, 1856, (p. 176).

2. Mary Emma Guthrie, b. Jan. 20, 1860; d. July 16, 1862.

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3. Ida Burrell Guthrie, b. Nov. 8, 1861. (Below)

4. Robert Smith Guthrie, b. June 26, 1863.(Below)

5. Elva Jones Guthrie, b. Jan. 10, 1866; in. Dec. 25, 1887, George K. Krider, who was b. April 25, 1865; d. March 20, 1922. Elva J. G. Krider lives in Florida.


(1). George Krider, b. Sept. 24, 1888; d. same date.

6. John Franklin Guthrie, b. April 23, 1868, (p. 177).

7. Walter Parke Guthrie, b. Sept. 24, 1870; d. Oct. 14, 1877.

8. George Wesley Guthrie, b. Aug. 2, 1871 Q. 177).

Anna Hughes Guthrie Q. 175) married April 30 1880, William Alexander Davis, of Londonderry Township.


1. Herbert G. Davis, b. Feb. 6, 1881.

2. May Davis, b. May 20, 1883; d. Dec. 22, 1885.

3. Grace Davis, b. Sept. 17, 1884.

Ida Burrell Guthrie (above) married (1) March 21, 1882, Henry A. Ressler, of Parkesburg, Pa. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., April 14, 1890; buried in Friendship Cemetery, Gum Tree, Pa. She married (2) Feb. 23, 189t Edwin R. J. Uberoth. He was a passenger conductor on the New York Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He died about 1921 No children.


1. Lillian May Ressler, b. Dec. 24, 1882; in. June 25, 1902, J. William Reed, of Tyrone, Pa. He is the son of Peter A. and Alice Reed, of Parkesburg, Pa. No children.

2. Florence Mabel Ressler, b. Nov. 19, 1884, in Parkesburg, Pa. (Below)

S. Bessie Ethel Ressler, b. Nov. 28, 1889, in Philadelphia. (Below,'

Florence Mabel Ressler (above) married Feb. 22, 1908, Dr. Franklin Wesley Smith, a dentist of Cochransville, Pa. He is the son of S. Wesley and Annie Boyer Smith, of same place.

Children, all born in Passaic, N. J.:

1. Florence Blanche Smith, b. Nov. 27, 1908

2. Frances Mabel Smith, b. Oct. 1, 1911.

3. Flora Margaret Smith, b. June 18, 1917.

4. Marion Anita Smith, b. March 22, 1920.

Bessie Ethel Ressler (above) married Oct. 25, 1916, Percy B. Locke, of Wildwood, N. J.

Children, all born in Chester, Pa.:

1. George Henry Locke, b. Dec. 15, 1918.

2. Elvida May Locke, b. Sept. 11, 1921.

3. James William Locke, b. Oct. 18, 1923.

Robert Smith Guthrie, (above) son of Richard Jones Guthrie and Hannah Maria Smith, married March 13, 1884, Annie Louretta Hughes, who was born Jan. 1, 1864; daughter of Capt. James Hughes and Mary Boyer, of Hiland Township, Chester County, Pa. Robert Smith Guthrie resides near Parkesburg, Pa.




1. Anna Mabel Guthrie, b. Sept. 20, 1889; m. (1) April 18, 1925, Ned S. Lane of Gibson City, Ill. He was b. March 7, 1894; d. Jan. 25, 1928, in Denver, Colo. She m. (2) Dec. 12, 1928, George A. Ironside, of Williantic, Conn. He was b. June 25, 1886.

John Franklin Guthrie, (p. 176) son of Richard Jones Guthrie and Hannah Maria Smith, married Ida Sidwell. They live in Cecil County, Md. P. 0. addressNottingham, Pa.


1. John Guthrie in infancy. 3. Bessie May Guthrie.

2. Walter Guthrie. 4. Warren Smith Guthrie.

George Wesley Guthrie, (p. 176) youngest Guthrie and Hannah Maria Smith, as a young man went to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he was employed several years. Experiencing a call to preach the Gospel, he prepared himself for the ministry, graduating from Western Theological Seminary, of the Presbyterian Church.

His first church was Emsworth, of the Presbytery of Pittsburgh. Afterwards, and for several years, he was pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Edgernont, W. Va.

He married Aug. 10, 1904, Blanche McElvain. He died after a brief illness at Coatesville, Pa., May 16, 1923.


1. William McElvain Guthrie, b. Oct. 17, 1906.

2. Blanche Maria Guthrie, b. Dec. 16, 1914.

3. George Guthrie, Jr., d. in infancy.

4. Martha Jayne Guthrie, b. July 5, 1920.

Anna Guthrie, (p. 174) daughter of Adam Guthrie and Phoebe Jones, married George Vernon. Children:

1. George Vernon, Jr. 3. Mabel Vernon,

2. Phillip Vernon 4. Etc. others.

Josiah Guthrie, (p. 174) son of Adam Guthrie and Phoebe Jones, was a soldier in the Civil War. He married Abbie Jane Stewart. They lived in Cochransville, Pa.


1. William Guthrie, Kennet Square, Pa.

2. Melissa Guthrie.

3. Slanna Guthrie.

Oliver Guthrie, (p. 174) son of Adam Guthrie and Phoebe Jones, married Tillie . They lived in Camden, TV A


1. Oliver Guthrie.

2. Lillie Guthrie.

3. George Guthrie.


Hannah Guthrie, (p. 174) daughter of Adam Guthrie and Phoebe Jones, married Byrd Shelady. They lived in Wilmington, Del.


1. Elizabeth Shelady, who in. a Mr. White.

2. Florence Shelady, who in. a cousin, one of the Vernons.

3. William Shelady.

4. Irene Shelady, who in. Charles F. Black. Address44 St. Paul Road, Ardmore, Pa.

Robert Guthrie, (p. 174) son of Adam Guthrie and Mary Elton, married Catherine Spawr, who was of German descent. They moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio, and thence to Illinois in 1821. A descendant, E. R. Guthrie, lives at 1540 0 Street, Lincoln, Nebr. He has three sons, two of whom are officers in the U. S. Army.


1. John Guthrie. 6. Margaret Guthrie.

2. Robert Elton Guthrie, b. in 1819. 7. Peter Guthrie.

3. Jacob Guthrie. 8. Mary Guthrie.

4. Catherine Guthrie. 9. Lee Guthrie.

5. Adam Guthrie.

John Guthrie, (p. 171) ninth child of Adam Guthrie and Mercy Irwin, was single at the time his father wrote his will. He received fifty acres out of the paternal estate.

John Guthrie married Mary Shugart. He died prior to 1829, his

widow later marrying Joseph Smith.


1. Phoebe Guthrie, who in. Joseph Armstrong.

2. John Guthrie. (Below)

3. Adam Guthrie. (Below)

4. Mary Guthrie, who was unm. in 1834.

John Guthrie, (above) son of John Guthrie and Mary Shugart, was a blacksmith by trade and lived in Belfast, Chester County, Pa. He sold his interest in his father's estate to his brother Adam.

Adam Guthrie, (above) son of John Guthrie and Mary Shugart, was born in Chester County, Pa., Oct. 12, 1809. He was a carpenter by trade. He married about 1832 Margaret Wagoner, who was born May 29, 1809, in Chester County, Pa. She was the daughter of Peter Wagoner, of West Cain Township, Chester County, Pa. (See the Wagoners, Allied Families.) After his marriage, Adam Guthrie resided for a time in West Caln Township. In 18331834 he bought the interests of the other heirs of his father in the old home of his father, (Adam's grandfather) and moved to the old home in Brandywine Township, where he lived for about six years. Prior to 1841 the family moved to Fayetteville, Franklin County, Pa., and in 1849 to Emmittsburg, Md. He farined for a while near Emmittsburg and later kept a hotel in the town. He died there Aug. 19, 1858. Margaret Wagoner Guthrie died March 3, 1894. From the Baltimore

American, March 7, 1894"DeathsGuthrie, in Emmittsburg, on March 3, Mrs. Margaret Guthrie, aged 85 years."

Children: . 25, 1833, Chester County, Pa.; d. Aug.

1. John Wagoner Guthrie, b. Jan

4, 1854, Emmittsburg, Md.

2. Mary Louise Guthrie, b. June 13 1834, Chester County, Pa. (Below) T Jane B. Guthrie, b. Feb. 15, 18i6, Chester County, Pa. (Below)

4. William S. Guthrie, b. Sept. 28, 1837, Chester County, Pa., (p. 180).

5. Susan C. Guthrie, b. Nov. 6, 1841, Fayetteville, Pa., Q. 181).

6. George P. Guthrie, b. March 2, 1846, Fayetteville, Pa.; d. Nov. 16, 1850; Emmittsburg, Md. une 30, 1850, Emmittsburg, Md.; d. Aug.

7. Margaret Amanda Guthrie, b. June 30, 1850, Emmittsburg, Md. d. Nov. 16, 1850.

8. Adam Clement Guthrie, b. June 17, 1853, Emmittsburg, Md., (p. 181)

Mary Louise Guthrie, (above) second child and eldest daughter of Adam Guthrie and Margaret Wagoner, never married. She lived with an uncle and aunt in Davenport, Iowa. They died leaving her some money. She went with a lady friend to Helena, Mont She invested her money in copper mines at Helena and was successful. Her brother, Adam Clement Guthrie, having located in Helena, she made her home with him for a number of years. Her health failing, she returned to Emmittsburg, Md., where she died May 20, 1915.

Jane 11, (above, or as later written Barbara Jane) Guthrie, third child and second daughter of Adam Guthrie and Margaret Wagoner, married June 2, 18579 George P. Beam. They lived in Emmittsburg, Md. She died Aug. 28,1911. George Beam, who was born April 19, 1835, died Nov. 21, 1917.

Children of George P. Beam and Barbara Jane Guthrie:

1. Harry Guthrie Beam, b. April 20, 1858, Emmittsburg, Md. He in. Dec. 6, 1882, Lucy M. Hundley, who was b. July 16, 1861. They lived in Emmittsburg, Md.

Children, all b. in Emmittsbur, MI:

(1). George Robert Beam, b. Aug. 27, 1885. (Below)

(2). Barbara Beam, b. April 19, 1887, (p. 180).

(3). Tabiatha Whitten Beam, b. Nov. 11, 188% Q. 180).

(4). Lucien Hundley Beam, b. March 18, 1892, (p. 180).

(5). Clarence Guthrie Beam, b. June 30 1893, (p. 180).

(6). Mary Louise Beam, b. March 19, 1139, Q. 180).

(7).Harriet Woodson Beam, b. 1897, (p. 180).

George Robert Beam, (above) eldest child of Harry G. Beam and Lucy M. Hundley, married Jan. 23, 1910, Miss Elizabeth Hall in Canada. She was born in Forfarshire, Scotland. He died in Waynesboro, Pa., Feb. 15, 1930.


1. Lucien Hall Beam, b. Dec. 13, 1911, in Aberdeen. Scotland.

2. Jane Gordon Beam b. July 20, 1915, Emmittsburg, Md.

3. Susan Guthrie Beani, b. March 10, 1917, Baltimore, Md.; d. April 8, 1920.

4. George Robert Beam, Jr., b. Nov. 8, 1921, Waynesboro, Pa.

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Barbara Beam, Q. 179) second child and eldest daughter of Harry G. Beam and Lucy M. Hundley, married Oct. 13, 1910, Rudolph Dieffenbacker (or Diffenbach); married (2) Mr. Brown, of Philadelphia, Pa.


1. Albert Woodson Dieffenbacker, b. Aug. 23, 1917, in Washington, D. C. 2. Karl Christian Dieffenbacker, b. April 21, 1921.

Tabiatha Whitten Beam, (p. 179) third child and second daughter of Harry G. Beam and Lucy M. Hundley, married May 7, 1914, John Lester Schieb.


1. John Lester Schieb, Jr., b. Jan. 15, 1915, Baltimore, Md.

2. Harriet Lucile Schleb, b. July 15, 1919.

3. A son, Schieb, b. about 1926.

Lucien Hundley Beam, (p. 179) fourth child of Harry G. Beam and Lucy M. Hundley, married Miss Charlotte Summers. He died in Waynesboro, Pa., Dec. 21, 1920.

Clarence Guthrie Beam, (p. 179) fifth child of Harry G. Beam and Lucy M. Hundley, married Oct. 14, 1918, Doris Wilkinson in western Canada. He died a few weeks later, Dec. 2, 1918, at Handle, Saskachawan, Canada.

Mary Louise Beam, (p. 179) sixth child and third daughter of Harry G. Beam and Lucy M. Hundley, married Feb. 10, 1915, Harry Robert Gillelan. They live in Emmittsburg, Md.


1. Margaret Gillelan, b. March 11, 1916.

2. Marianna Gillelan, b. Nov. 14, 1922.

Harriet Woodson Beam' (p. 179) seventh child of Harry G. Beam and Lucy M. Hundley, married May 21, 1920, Arthur Melville Wolfe.


1. John Arthur Wolfe, b. March 11, 1921, Washington, D. C.

2. Robert Woodson Wolfe, b. Dec. 3, 1922, in Bryantstown, Md.

William S. Guthrie, (p. 179) fourth child and second son of Adam Guthrie and Margaret Wagoner, married about 1871, Marian Smith, they moved from Emmittsburg, Md., to Saint Joseph, Mo., where he died Dec. 29, 1911.

Children, all born in Emmittsburg, Md.:

I. John Lewis Guthrie, b. June 25, 1873. (Below)

2. William Guthrie, b. Aug. 13 1876, (p. 181).

3. Charles M. Guthrie, b. Jan. i, 1878, (p. 181).

4. Margaret Guthrie, b. Aug. 27, 1880, (p. 181).

John Lewis Guthrie (above) married in St. Joseph, Md., Margaret Estes. He died February, 1926, in Reading, Pa. Burial was made in St. Joseph, Mo.



1. A solk, who d. at birth.

2. Carolyn Helen Guthrie, b. about 1918; lives with her mother in St. Joseph, Mo.

William Guthrie (p. 180) married Oct. 15, 1921, Minnie Letts.

Address3200 Ellicott St., N. W., Washington, D. C.


1. Catherine Ann Guthrie, b. in 1925.

Charles M. Guthrie (p. 180) married Oct. 8, 1919, Carolyn M.

Nolde. They live in the country outside of Reading, Pa.

Children, all born in Reading:

1. Charles M. Guthrie, Jr., b. May 4, 1921.

2. Jacob Nolde Guthrie, b. May 26, 1922.

3. John Lewis Guthrie, b. March 23, 1924.

4. William James Guthrie, b. Jan. 7, 1927.

5. Thomas Lee Guthrie, b. July 29, 1928.

Margaret Guthrie, (p. 180) fourth child of William S. Guthrie and

Marian Smith, married in St. Joseph, Mo., Harry H. Hutchinson. They live in St. Joseph, where their three children were born.


1. Harry M. Hutchison, Jr., b. about 1911.

2. Marian Frances Hutchinson, b. about 1914.

3. Harriet Jane Hutchison, b. about 1915.

Susan Guthrie, (p. 179) fifth child and third daughter of Adam

Guthrie and Margaret Wagoner, never married. She lived in Emmittsburg, Md., until 1919 when she moved to Waynesboro, Pa., to make her home with her grandnephew, George Robert Beam. She died in Waynesboro, Feb. 5, 1926. She was a saintly character and a life long member of the Presbyterian Church.'

Adam Clement Guthrie, (p. 179) eighth child and fourth son of

Adam Guthrie and Margaret Wagoner, married October 17, 1884, Ettie Bailey. They lived in Helena, Mont., later in Opportunity, Wash., and at present in Spokane, Wash. They have one son, John Eugene Guthrie, born Sept. 1, 1885.

JAMES GUTHRIE, a taxable in Hamilton Township, Cumberland County, Pa., in 1753, Q. 170) was the first Guthrie to settle permanantly that far west in Pennsylvania. There was a William Guthrie, a taxable in Lurgan Township, Cumberland County, in 1751, but his name appeared on that list only. The History of Franklin County, published by Warner and Beers, Chicago, 1887, page 577, gives among others in Hamilton, "Earliest Land Entries" . . . . David Guthrie, in right of George Reynolds, March 25, 1748. Neighbors, David Brigham, Isaac Pattison, Thomas Barnett, Joseph Swann, John Irwin." The name David is an error. It should be James. He lived on this same land. There is absolutely no other place where a David Guthrie is mentioned in this region. His name does not appear in the Samuel Blunston list, nor any tax list. The date March 25, 1748, is that of Reynold's order of survey, not that upon which James Guthrie entered it. His land Jay along Back Creek about a mile above the point where the Lincoln Highway crosses it,about the confluence of Wilson's Run and Denney's Run with it.

Many of the neighbors of James Guthrie were from Chester County and it is quite probable that he, a young man, coming from Chester, was the son of Robert Guthrie. Although poor in earthly goods and living on the rude frontier James gives ample evidence of having been a man of real quality. He possessed courage, fortitude, patriotism and true piety. It is probable that he worshiped at the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church. It was the nearest church, the next nearest being Rocky Spring.

The French and Indian War began in this region in 1752 with the abduction of women and children by the Indians. After the defeat of Braddock's expedition against Fort Duquesne, in July, 1755, the border lay defenseless before the infuriated savages, who made foray after foray that summer and autumn upon the exposed settlements of the Scotch Irish in the upper Cumberland Valley. The interested reader is referred to history for the harrowing accounts of the inhuman fury of the aborigines, which expressed itself in fiendish murders, arsons, and massacres. Unparalleled courage was displayed by those frontiersmen in defending their homes and actually pursuing their enemies into the wilderness."

Colonel John Armstrong of Carlisle organized a command of 700 men of the Valley of the Kittochtinny (Cumberland), included in which was the company of Joseph Armstrong, in which James Guthrie was enlisted. Early in September, 1756, Col. John Armstrong marched his command against the Indian stronghold, Kittanning, on the Allegheny River. He made an attack on them just before dawn, totally surprising them, burned their town and drove them out with great slaughter. Returning he built Fort Loudon and garrisoned it also west of the Tuscarora, Fort Lyttleton at Sugar Cabins, in what is now northern Fulton County.

From 1756 to 1760 the Conococheague settlements were abandoned, the settlers returning to the valley of the Susquehanna and eastward, except those who remained on military duty at the outposts."' During those silent years it is supposed that James Guthrie did considerable military duty and spent his other time in Chester County. As those fearful and restless times drew to their close, he was among the first to reestablish a home on the frontier.

He laid broad foundations for the future and had he remained on Back Creek, would doubtless have been one of the most substantial citizens of the region."' In addition to his origiiial tract of some two hundred and forty acres, he secured warrants for other lands, adjoining or near the first. He sold these, usually having surveys made to the purchasers.


During the Revolutionary period there were at least three James Guthries in Cumberland County, our present subject and his son James, in Hamilton Township and another James Guthrie in East Pennsboro, near or in Carlisle. It is quite certain that one of the Hamilton Township James Guthries was in the service, presumably the younger, as the elder was well advanced in years. This is by no means conclusive, since sons, fathers and grandfathers often served together or in turn for the cause of liberty and independence. Reference to this military service will be found under the son James.

James Guthrie sold his homestead on Back Creek in 1777... and moved to Chambersburg." He removed to Westmoreland County in 17807 where for a number of years he bought and sold land with a shrewd eye for gain. He was never strictly speaking a farmer, but energetic and enterprising, was willing to engage in any legitimate undertaking which promised fair returns. The land records represent him as living respectively in Mt. Pleasant, Donegal," Hempfield, (including Greensburg),"' and Salem Townships." He was a Justice of the Peace in Westmoreland County."'

James Guthrie married Jennet (or Jean) Culbertson, (see the Culbertsons, Allied Families). She died in or near Greensburg, Pa., about 1801." Thereafter it appears he made his home with his soninlaw, Isaac Parr. He died a few years later.


1. James Guthrie, Jr. (Below)

2. William Guthrie, soldier in the Revolutiop;184 lived in Mt. Pleasant

Township, Westmoreland; appears to have been the William who m. (2) Elizabeth (Guthrie) Brownlee, widow of Capt. Joseph Brownlee. 3. Elizabeth Guthrie, who m. Isaac Parr. They lived in Salem Township.

James Guthrie, Jr., (above) son of James Guthrie and Jennet Culbertson, appears to have been their oldest son. He was a soldier in the Revolution, probably in the service before they removed from Cumberland to Westmoreland County."' There are no records other than military ones which can be definitely fixed as relating to him in Cumberland, but after moving to Westmoreland about 1780, his name appears on tax lists and in deeds etc.," sometimes distinguished from his father, but often not; so that one is uncertain at times as to which of the two is meant.

He was a man of probity and honor," trusted and respected by those who knew him. He was sheriff of Westmoreland County' and later, Register of Wills of same county."'

James Guthrie, Jr., married, probably in what is now Franklin County, Pa., (1) Barr. Her given naine may have been Jane." She appears to have been deceased in Westmoreland County before 1801. He married (2) Aug. 30, 1803, Nlartha Scott," of Chainbersburg, Pa., widow of John (?) Scott. She had two daughters, Jane and Elizabeth, by her former marriage as is shown in the will of James Guthrie. But these do not appear as legatees in the will

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of John Scott of Chambersburg, who mentions wife Martha in a will of a date early enough that he may have been deceased at the time of her marriage to James Guthrie.

James Guthrie, Esq., died in Chambersburg, Pa., between the dates of the making and probating of his willApril 23 and May 21, respectively, 1812.

He had children by his first marriage only:

1. James Guthrie. (Below)

2. Samuel Guthrie. (Below)

3. Hettie Guthrie, (p. 186).

James Guthrie, son of James Guthrie, Jr.. was educated in Dickinson College of Carlisle, Pa.,`2 was called to the pastorate of Tyrone and Laurel Hill, rural churches in Fayette County, Pa., and was for many years a member of the old Redstone Presbytery." He was a zealous and forceful ndnister and an influential citizen.'"

Rev. James Guthrie married (1) Martha Torrence, daughter of Col. Joseph Torrence, of Dunbar Township, Fayette County., Pa." She died prior to 1831 He married (2) Elizabeth n who survived him at his death Aug. 24, 1850, which took place at his home in New Haven, Fayette County, Pa."'

Children of James Guthrie and Martha Torrence:

1. Joseph Torrence Guthrie. (Below)

Children of James Guthrie and Elizabeth

1. Martha Torrina Guthrie, who m. Clark Davidson.

2. James Culbertson Guthrie. (Below)

3. Sarah Jane Guthrie, who m. James Allen.

Joseph Torrence Guthrie, son of James Guthrie and Martha Torrence, (above) engaged in business in Pittsburgh, Pa., in partnership with Oliver Bostyshell." He was living in Pittsburgh as late as 1867."

James Culbertson Guthrie, son of James Guthrie and Elizabeth, secured lands in Fayette County, underlaid with the famous nine foot vein of Connellsville coking coal, which afterwards became very valuable and made his heirs "well off." He married Mary R. Work, daughter of John Work." He died prior to 1884.


1. Nannie R. Guthrie, who m. Isaac Taylor.

2. John W. Guthrie, who m. prior to 1880, Ella (Ellen or Eleanor) Gilchrist.1011 They later moved to Walton, Kan.

Samuel Guthrie, son of James Guthrie, Jr., (above) like his brother Rev. James Guthrie, studied at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.' He was an early lawyer of Greensburg, Pa., seems to have carried on his father's business after the decease of the latter. He bought and sold real estate extensively and appears on many docu


ments at Greensburg as a Justice of the Peace. He seems to have been a man of considerable means in his day.

Samuel Guthrie married October 26, 1807, Jane Wilson.' So far as present information goes he cannot be identified as appearing in the records of Westmoreland County later than 1822. Had a son William Jack Guthrie.'O'

While the connection has not been clearly established and the following arrangement is subject to revision, it is believed that John and Samuel Guthrie, whose early lives were lived in or near Greensburg, were sons of Samuel Guthrie and Jane Wilson.

This John Guthrie had children:

1. John Guthrie.

2. Margaret Guthrie. (Below)

3. Polly Guthrie, who m. Joshua Owens. They moved to Lisbon, Linn County, Iowa, where he became wealthy. They had about eight children.

4. Elizabeth ("Betsey") Guthrie. After the death of her sister Polly, she became the second wife of Joshua Owens. They had one daughter, Catherine, who m. Chas. McClelland, lived near Lisbon, Iowa.

5. James S. Guthrie, who m. and moved to Mechanicsville, Iowa, where he d.

6. Smith Guthrie, who went to Iowa, later to Huxley, Custer County, Nebr. He was twice m.; had a large family by the first wife, among whom were sonsOliver and James Guthrie.

7. A daughter, who m. Solomon Thompson. They settled near Smith Guthrie, at Huxley, Nebr. There were daughters Jane and Nancy, one of these was the one who m. Solomon Thompson.

8. Matthew Guthrie.

9. William Guthrie. (Below)

Three others.

Margaret Guthrie, daughter of John Guthrie, married James McLaughlin, of Saltsburg, Pa.


1. May Jane McLaughlin, who m. Alex. Shearer, of Livermore, Pa. She d. in 1912.

2. Isaac McLaughlin, who m. Ellen Patton. They lived near Livermore, Pa. She d. about 1921.


(1). Gertrude McLaughlin, m. Blair Marshall, of Dayton, Pa.

(2). James P. McLaughlin, who as a young man went west. Returning to Livermore, he m. a widow having eight children by her former marriage. The McLaughlins have no children.

(3). Margaret McLaughlin, who m. John C. Lyttle; they live in McKeesport, Pa.

(4). Samuel McLaughlin, who m. Carris Lomond; they live in McKeesport, Pa.

(5). Matilda Rose McLaughlin, who m. Harold Hamilton; they have two sons, live in Knoxville, Pa.

(6). John McLaughlin, who m. Susan Waddell, several children. He lives on the old farm with his father.

3. James Guthrie McLaughlin, m., lives in Omaha, Nebr.

William Guthrie, son of John Guthrie, (above) was born at or near Apollo, Pa. At the age of nine he began work,towing along


the old canal. He was born Jan. 3, 1826. He went to Pittsburgh between 1840 and 1850. He married there Nov. 20, 1850, Anne Phillips, who was born about 1830; died July 26, 1894.

William Guthrie enlisted July 25, 1862, in Company H, (Captain, Thos. Espey), 62nd Regiment (Col. S. W. Black) at Pittsburgh, Pa. He was wounded and discharged from the service Dec. 11, 1862. For many years he worked as a mine foreman at different places along the Monongahela River. He died May 1, 1910.

Childreneleven children were born, only one lived beyond infancyOliver P. Guthrie, born Nov. 15, 1855. He married May 27, 1875, Alice Stokes, of Wilson, Pa. She was born Sept. 24, 1858, and was the daughter of Christopher and Mary Taylor Warwick Stokes, who migrated from England in 1854 or 55.


1. William Guthrie, b. April 27, 1880.

2. Mayme Guthrie, b. June 18, 1887.

3. Mabel Guthrie, b. Jan. 17, 1891.

4. Edward Guthrie, b. May 5, 1893.

5. Annabelle Guthrie, b. Jan. 12, 1896.

6. Ruth Guthrie, b. March 10, 1898.

Samuel Guthrie, supposed to have been a son of Samuel Guthrie and Jane Wilson, moved from Westmoreland County to Allegheny County, lived in Braddock's Field, now known as Braddock, Pa. Samuel Guthrie died Feb. 19, 1889, at 10 o'clock P. M. in Pittsburgh, Pa.


1. John P. Guthrie is supposed to have been his son.

2. Samuel T. Guthrie.

3. Thomas Guthrie is said to be another son.

Hettie Guthrie, (p. 184) daughter of James Guthrie, Jr., married Paul Morrow.


1. Jean Morrow, who m. David McKean, of Greensburg, Pa.

2. Molly Morrow, b. 1800; d. 1860, unm.

3. Hetty Morrow. (Below)

4. James Morrow, who studied medicine and opened a drug store at Muscatine, Iowa, where he d. in the winter of 184445.

Mr. Seilhammer, quoted above, says:

"Hettie Morrow, daughter of Paul and Hettie (Guthrie) Morrow, was married July 19, 1821, to James Ramsey Speer, son of Rev. William and Sarah (Ramsey) Speer. He was born Nov. 19, 1796, at Chambersburg, Pa., where his father was pastor of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church. He died at Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 6, 1891, at the ripe old age of nearly ninetyfive. He was graduated from Washington College, now Washington and Jefferson, at Washington, Pa., in 1816. After leaving college he studied medicine and began the piactice of his profession in Westmoreland County in 1819. In 1825 he removed to Pittsburgh, where he soon secured a large and lucrative practice and attained higb rank in his profession.



1. William Speer, of whom below.

2. James Postlethwaite Speer, of whom below.

3. Alexander Morrow Speer, of whom below

4. Charles Edward Speer, of whom below.

5. John Zantzinger Speer, of whom below.

6. Mary J. Speer, m. Dr. John S. Kuhn, of whom below.

7. Lydia Morrow Speer, m. Francis G. Ligdon.

8. Sarah Ramsey Speer, d. unm.

"William Speer, Dr. Speer's father, was the son of James and Mary Speer. He was born in the Gap of South Mountain, eight miles northwest of Gettysburg in Adams County, Pa., Sept. 15, 1764, and died at Greensburg, Pa., April 26, 1829. He was a minister of the Presbyterian Church. He was prepared for college at the school of the Rev. Alexander Dobbin at Gettysburg and graduated from Dickinson May 7, 1788. He studied theology under the Rev. Dr. Charles Nesbitt, and was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Carlisle, June 9, 1791. He was ordained and installed pastor of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, Chambersburg, Pa., Oct. 8, 1794, and released by the Preshytery of Carlisle, April 12, 1791 His last charge was with the Greensburg and Unity congregations of Westmoreland County, Pa., which he served for twentysix years. He married Nov. 4, 1795, Sarah Ramsey, daughter of Major James and Elizabeth (Porter) Ramsey. She was born at Ramsey's Mill, near Mercersburg, Jan. 5, 1777, and died in Chambersburg, Pa, Aug. 8, 180C She was killed by a stroke of lightening while seated at the breakfast table at her home. Their children wereJames Ramsey, and two daughters, Maria and Elizabeth.

"William Speer, son of Dr. James Ramsey and Hettie (Morrow) Speer, was born April 24, 1823, and died at Washington, Pa., in 1904. He was graduated from Kenyon College, Ohio, in 1840 and from the Western Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church in 1846. He was a missionary to China in 184850. Dr. Speer was married (1) to Cornelia Brackenridge, daughter of Alexander Brackenridge, Esq., a lawyer of Pittsburgh, Pa. She was born Sept. 20 1822, and died at Macao, China, April 16, 1847. He married (2) April 20, 1852, Elizabeth Breading Ewing, daughter of John H. Ewing, a prominent lawyer and member of Congress from western Pennsylvania. His children by his second wife wereJohn Ewing, James, Breading, and Henrietta Morrow.

"James Postlethwaite Speer, brother of William, above, was born Dec. 28, 1825, and died He served as Captain and Major in the Eleventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, and received the brevet rank of Lieut.Col., March 13, 1865. He married in 1872 Mrs. Anna Blair, daughter of General William Robinson, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and widow of J. C. Blair. They had no children.

"Alexander Morrow Speer, brother of James P., above. was born Oct. 28, 1830. He served as a surgeon in the Civil War, and afterward practiced his profession at Pittsburgh. He was married in 1872 to Ellen Caroline Bissell, daughter of John and Nancy (Semple) Bissell. Their children were John Bissell and Alexander Morrow.

"Charles Edward Speer, brother of Alexander M., above, died May 2, 1905. He was president of the First National Bank of Pittsburgh. He was married June 13, 1861, to Sarah Kennedy Dawson, daughter of John Littleton and Mary (Clark) Dawson. Mr. Dawson was a member of Congress, 185155, and 186367. Their children wereJohn Littleton, Charles Edward, Mary Clark, and Hettie Morrow.

"John Zantzinger Speer, brother of Charles E., above, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., September, 1840. He was married to Katherine McKnight, daughter of Joseph McKnight of Pittsburgh, Pa. Their children wereJames Ramsey, Joseph McKnight, Margaret Achison, Henrietta Zantzinger, and Nellie McKnight.

"Mary J. Speer, sister of John Z., above, was married to Dr. John S. Kuhn. He died in 1833. He practiced his profession in McKeesport and in Pittsburgh


and was one of the pioneer coal operators of Yioughigheny Valley. Their children wereJames Speer, William Speer, Alice, Hettie Morrow, Cornelia B., and Fanny Ramsey.

JOHN GUTHRiE, a presumptive son of Robert Guthrie, (p. 170) like the other Guthrie of the early years in the upper Cumberland Valley, is involved in great obscurity. He was one of the small group of the name who had penetrated farthest west at that period and was exposed to the barbarity of the savages during the years of Indian warfare, records of which are few and meagre.'

The first reference to a John Guthrie, who is probably this man, is found in The Wilderness Trail, which gives a list of eightytwo names of prisoners released by the Indians at Lower Shawneetown. The list was found among the Bouquet papers, is without date, but was probably 1764. One of the names is "John Guthrey." We know of no other John Guthrie in America at the time who could have been the person here named. Moreover if the conclusion followed below is correct and William Brown Guthrie, of Mercersburg, was the son of this John, then the tradition of descendants that the family suffered at the hands of the Indians during the period is supported by the records.

This John Guthrie lived on Back Creek in Hamilton Township, in what is now Franklin County, Pa.,"' later in the eastern part of

Bedford, now Fulton and seems finally to have returned to Franklin County.

John Guthrie was a soldier in the Revolutionary War."'

He was an active member of the Covenanter Church. He married Margaret ; probably her maiden name was Brown.


1. Mary Guthrie, (she may have been the daughter who m. a Mr. Marshall.) 212

2. Robert Guthrie.213

3. William Brown Guthrie. (Below)

William Brown Guthrie, according to the record preserved by his descendants, was born June 9, 1772, presumably in what is now Franklin County, Pa., and is thought to have been reared in the same locality, at least in part. There are numerous instances where his name is found in Franklin County records. He was a 211 silversmith and clock maker of Mercersburg. Several old grandfather clocks having wooden wheels, in Mercersburg, Chambersburg and surrounding country bear his name On the back side of the dial. James Watkins, an old jeweler of Mercersburg, learned his trade of William Guthrie.

He mms appoinRd Post Master of Mercersburg, Jan. 22, 1813, and held the position at the time of his death."

He united with the Presbyterian Church of Mercersburg, then known as the Upper West Conococheague Presbyterian Church, in 1807."' He probably belonged previously to the Covenanter Church.


William B. Guthrie married April 22, 1800, Isabella Sterrett, who was born April 20, 1777, the daughter of Cairns Sterrett and Mary Mayes. He died in Mercersburg, Pa., Jan. 20, 1822; his widow, same place, Nov. 24, 1827.


1. Maria Guthrie, lst, b. Oct. 24, 1801; d. Sept. 22, 1803.

2. William Sterrett Guthrie, b. Sept. 9, 1803. "Nov. 4, 1807; Major Guthrie had a child baptized .11 217 He d. unm. Sept. 14, 1824.

3. Otho Darlington Guthrie, b. Aug. 26, 1805. "Dec. 1, 1805; baptized Otho Darlington, child of Captain Guthrie." 217 He d. unm. Sept. 12, 1833; struck by lightning in the Rocky Mountains.

4. Maria Guthrie, 2nd., b. Sept. 13, 1808. (Below)

5. John Mitchell Guthrie, b. Jan. 18, 1811; d. unm., April 21, 1831.

6. Newton Brown Guthrie, b. April 13, 1813. "June 16, 1813; William B. Guthrie bad Newton Brown baptized." 217 (Below)

7. Margaret Guthrie, b. March 7 1816. "Ane 9, 1816; William B. Guthrie had a daughter, Margaret, baptized (See p. 194).

Maria Guthrie, 2nd, (above) married July 31, 1828, William W. Beecher. They made a petition to the Orphans Court of Franklin County, Pa., for a final settlement of the Guthrie estate, which then consisted of a farm of about 65 acres, and a lot adjoining the town of Mercersburg. (Docket Vol. C, of above court, p. 232).

The Beechers moved to Baltimore where he engaged in the drug business.


1. William Gordon Beecher. 4. Marion Beecher.

2. J. Gregg Beecher. 5. Eusebia Beecher.

3. Margaret Sterrett Beecher.

Newton Brown Guthrie (above) was the youngest son and the only one to live to perpetuate the name. He moved from Mercersburg to Hampshire County, Va., now West Virginia where some of the Shannons, old Mercersburg friends, had settled. He located in the northern part of the county at South Branch, where for some time he was station agent for the B. & 0. R. R. He had a happy faculty in making friends readily and ere long enjoyed the confidence and patronage of many influential residents of that region. His rise in business Nvas sure and rapid. He engaged in the mercantile business in partnership with William Shepard French, at "Points" (South Branch), where they built up an extensive and profitable business. Mr. Guthrie was Post Master here for a number of years.

During the Civil War he suffered great losses. On a certain occasion his store and dwelling were under fire directed by Union soldiers from the Maryland side of the Potomac. His family succeeded in making their way to the home of Mr. French one mile up the river. That night, taking his 'valuable papers and the money which he had in the store, he reached the French home in safety. The next day he was apprehended by the Union soldiers and charged


with passing letters through the mail containing information concerning affairs in Washington. His partner Mr. French, and his daughter Susan were also placed under arrest. As they were marched off under escort they passed the station and beheld the store and house wrapped in flames. His captors permitted him to get a pair of shoes from among the many which strewed the ground about the store. They were taken to Cumberland, Md., and landed in prison to await trial. After some delay they were all released for want of evidence to support the charges against them. All were absolutely innocent. Mr. Guthrie and his family suffered great hardships and privations during the remainder of the war. At its close he went to Springfield, W. Va., rented a dwelling and a store and commenced business again. Baltimore wholesale merchants, understanding the circumstances, willingly stocked his store, and forgetting the calamities of the past with a brave optimism, he threw himself into the new venture. He succeeded beyond all expectations, became locally affluent and an esteemed leader in all that was good and worthy in his community. His estate was greatly increased by fortunate investments in public lands in the west.

A staunch Presbyterian, Newton Brown Guthrie carried his religious principles into every day life and applied them in the training of his children. He was always generous in his attitude toward his fellow men, and liberal in his support of every good cause. He gave unstintingly to the church and thus greatly encouraged the ministers and people of the war weakened congregations.

Newton Brown Guthrie married (1) Dec. 16, 1845, Elizabeth Hester French, who was born at South Branch, Va., later W. Va., May 1, 1826. She was the daughter of his business partner, William Shepard French, who married Mary Taylor. The Frenches were an old and prominent family of South Branch. An unusually strong friendship existed between Mr. French and Mr. Guthrie. The marriage of the daughter of the former with the latter was most agreeable and auspicious, only to be sadly terminated by the death of Elizabeth Hester at the birth of her second child, Aug. 31, 1849. The two children thus left motherless were cared for by their maternal grandparents.

Besides Elizabeth Hester, the eldest, William S. and Susan (Taylor) French had another daughter, Mary Ellen, and two sons, Charles and William.

Newton Brown Guthrie married (2) June 26, 1855, Mary Ellen Parker, who was born near Springfield, W. Va., Aug. 22, 1833, a daughter of Solomon Dimmit Parker, who was born at Parker's Mill, near Springfield, June 6, 1793; married Oct. 7, 1813, Mary Taylor, a sister of Susan Taylor, wife of William Shepard French. The children of Solomon D. and Mary (Taylor) Parker wereRebecca, Elizabeth, William, Peter, who became a minister of the Gospel, John Taylor, Mary Ellen, and Joseph Foreman Parker.


Newton Brown Guthrie died at Springfield, W. Va., May 12, 1885; his widow Mary Ellen, at the same place, Dec. 8, 1902.

Children, first marriage, both born at South Branch:

1. Susan Maria Guthrie, b. Jan. 11, 1847. (Below)

2. William Newton Guthrie, b. Aug. 25, 1849, (p. 192).

Children, second marriage, all but the two youngest were born at Parker's Mill, W. Va., these two, at Springfield, W. Va.:

1. Mary Isabelle Guthrie, b. July 18, 1856; in. Sept. 1, 1874, Dr. L. B. Bryan, M.D., who was b. at Philipi, W. Va., a son of Jonathan Bryan, who in. a Miss Alkin. Dr. Bryan had no children.

2. John Parker Guthrie, b. Sept. 7, 1858; d. in infancy.

3. Otho Dimmit Guthrie, b. July 25, 1860; d. in infancy.

4. Elizabeth Gregg Guthrie, b. March 25, 1863; d. in infancy.

5. Robert Edward Guthrie, b. July 1, 1865, (p. 193).

6. Margaret Taylor Guthrie, b. Nov. 16, 1867; unin., lives in the old home in Springfield, W. Va., with her brother, Newton Brown Guthrie.

7. Newton Brown Guthrie, Jr., b. July 28, 1870; in. June 1, 1903, Nancy

Woolfe Guthrie, widow of his brother, Robert Edward. They have no children; live in the old home purchased by his father in 1870.

Susan Maria Guthrie (above) married (1) Oct. 30, 1865, Isaac Baldon Blue, who was born Jan. 8, 1840, at Springfield, W. Va. He was the son of Thomas Blue and Sarah Ann Parsons; their children beingMichael, James Parsons, Isaac Baldon, and Sarah Katherine Blue. Isaac Baldon Blue died Oct. 26, (1874?). His widow married (2), William Foreman Taylor, who was born near Springfield, W. Va., Jan. 13, 1846. He is the son of William Foreman Taylor and Elizabeth Anne Brooks, whose children wereWilliam Foreman, Annie, John, Sarah, and Mary Elizabeth Taylor.

Susan M. G. (Blue) Taylor died March 5. 1920, after having lived to see several great grandchildren.

Children, first marriage, all born on the Blue homestead near Springfield, W. Va.:

1. Thomas 1. Blue, b. Aug. 30, 1866.

2. Susan Catherine Blue, b. Jan. 18, 1868.

3. Elizabeth Blue, b. June 6, 1869. (Below)

4. Sarah Frances Blue, b. Dec. 27, 1871.

Children, second marriage, all born in Springfield, W. Va.:

1. Susan French Taylor, b. Jan, 5, 1879, Q. 192).

2. Newton Foreman Taylor, b. May 3, 1881; d. aged 21.

Elizabeth Blue (above) married March 29, 1887, Thomas Long, who was born near Green Spring, Md., Feb. 17, 1859. He is the son of Isaac Long and Charity Blue, whose children were,Mary, Fannie, Lawson, Michael, John, Mariah, William, Thomas, Isaac, and Susan Long.

Children, all born on the Blue homestead near Springfield, W. Va.:

1. Susan Charity Long, b. Nov. 14, 1891.

2. Nannie Blue Long, b. Oct. 13, 1893, (p. 192).

3. Charles W. F. Long, b. April 4, 1896.

5. Elizabeth French Long, b. Jan. 16, 1898.

5. Garrett Isaac Long, b. Feb. 1, 1901.


Nannie Blue Long (p. 191) married Sept. 23, 1914, Charles Franklin Herriott, who was born near Romney, W. Va., May 8, 1886. He is the son of Franklin Herriott and Susan Reese.

Children, born near Romney, W. Va.:

1. Charles Robert Herriott, b. Dec. 4, 1917.

2. Nancy Elizabeth Herriott, b. June 14, 1924.

Susan French Taylor, (p. 191) daughter of William Foreman Taylor and Susan M. G. Blue, married Siias Conrad Milleson, who was born near Springfield, W. Va., Dec. 12, 1870. His father was born at Higginsville, W. Va.; married Christine Long. They were the parents ofWilliam, Bettie, Silas C., Charles, James, Hattie, and Robert Milleson.

Children, all born near Springfield, W. Va.

1. William Taylor Milleson, b. Sept. 16, 1907.

2. Mary Sue Milleson, b. June 10, 1910.

3. Silas C. Milleson, Jr., b. July 4, 1914.

William Newton Guthrie, (p. 191) second child of Newton Brown Guthrie and Elizabeth Hester French, was born on the "Old Point Place" farm west of French's Station, West Virginia. He married April 14, 1876 (one gives 1875L Susan Kuykendall, who was born near Cumberland, Md., Oct. 1, 1856. She is a daughter of James Kuykendall. (See the Kuykendalls, Allied Families).

William Newton Guthrie died Dec. 25, 1915; his wife Susan, Dec. 10,1916.

Children, all born at South Branch, W. Va.:

1. Newton Brown Guthrie, b. March 13, 1876.

2. Hannah Blue Guthrie, b. July 1, 1877. (Below)

3. William French Guthrie, b. July 20, 1879.

4. Elizabeth French Guthrie, b. Sept. 13, 1881. (Below)

5. Frances Taylor Guthrie, b. Aug. 25, 1883, (p. 193).

6. James Kuykendall Guthrie, b. March 20, 1887, (p. 193).

7. Robert Finley Guthrie, b. April 4, 1890, (p. 193).

8.Mary Lawson Guthrie, b. Dec. 2, 1894 (or 1896).

Hannah Blue Guthrie (above) married Jan. 29, 1902, Henry Martin Vance, who was born at Romney, W. Va., April 1, 1877. He is a son of John Vance and wife, Elizabeth Insheep. Their children were William, Henry Martin, and Kittie Vance.

Children, both born near Romney, W. Va.:

1. William Guthrie Vance, b. Jan. 6, 1904; killed by a B. & 0. R. R. engine at the age of 17.

2. Frances Elizabeth Vance, b. March 12, 1909; in. June, 1930, Robert Sadler, of Baltimore, Md.

Elizabeth ("Lizzie") French Guthrie (above) married Dec. 11 1900, Frank L. Harmison, who was born at Romney, W. Va., Aprii 22, 1870. He is a son of Charles Harmison, who was born in Illinois,

June 2, 1823; married May 4, 1854, Betty A. Smith. They were the


parents of Blanche, Bion J., Lucy Ellen, Charles C., Mattie M., George E., Malcolm G., and Frank L. Harmison.

Children, all born at Romney, W. Va.:

1. Michael Blue Harmison, b. Feb. 1, 1904.

2. Martha Adams Harmison, b. Nov. 17, 1905.

3. Susan Guthrie Harmison, b. Feb. 9, 1908.

4. Elizabeth Bell Harmison, b. Oct. 3, 1909.

5. Hallie Luption Harmison, b. Jan. 19, 1912.

6. Blanche Hathaway Harmison, b. Jan. 29, 1914.

7. Mary Frances Harmison, 1). Feb. 9, 1916.

8. Hannah Blue Harmison, b. Dec. 19, 1918.

9. Frank Luption Harmison, b. March 15, 1922.

Frances Taylor Guthrie, (p. 192) married Aug. 20, 1913, Benjamin Edward Fleagle, who was born in Tanneytown, Md., Aug. 17, 1881. He is a son of Benjamin Fleagle, who was born in Frizzleburg, Md., Aug. 24, 1842; married Feb. 23, 1871, Martha Harner. Their childrenCarrie, Lillian, Catherine, Annie, Benjamin, James, Rena, Ruth, and Janette Fleagle.

Children of Benjamin E. and Frances T. Q Fleagle:

1. Benj. Edward Fleagle, b. Sept. 12, 1914, Colonial Park, Md.

2. Mary Constance Fleagle, b. April 29, 1916, Baltimore, Md.

3. Robert Guthrie Fleagle, b. Aug. 16, 1918, Colonial Park, Md.

4. Margaret Jane Fleagle, b. July 7, 1920, Colonial Park, Md.

James Kuykendall Guthrie, (p. 192) married Nov. 16, 1917, Lucille Elliott Dailey, who was born in Romney, W. Va., June 13, 1888. She is a daughter of Judge Robert Wood Dailey, who was born in Romney, W. Va., April 18, 1849; married Feb. 3, 1874, Maria Louisa Booker. Their childrenJohn Booker, Nellie Du Puy, William Taylor, Robert Wood, Rebecca Howland, and Lucille Elliott Dailey.

Dr. James K. Guthrie is an eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist, of Martinsburg, W. Va.


1. Lucille Elliott Guthrie, b. Aug. 18, 1918, Romney, W. Va.

2. Robert Wood Dailey Guthrie, b. May, 1920, Romney, W. Va.

3. Susan Kuykendall Guthrie, b. Sept. 1, 1922, Romney, W. Va.

4. William Newton Guthrie, b. September, 1923, Romney, . a.

5. James Kuykendall Guthrie, Jr., b. Jan. 5, 1929, Martinsburg, W. Va.

Robert Finley Guthrie, (p. 192) married Aug. 31, 1920, Jean MeInally, who was born in Dundee, Scotland, April 28, 1891; daughter of Hugh McInally and Betsey Carr. Robert F. Guthrie and family live in Detroit, Mich.


1. Robert Finley Guthrie, Jr., b. Oct. 24, 1925, in Highland Park, Mich.

2. Betsy Carr Guthrie, b. about 1929, at Highland Park, Mich.

Robert Edward Guthrie, (p. 191) fifth child of Newton Brown Guthrie and Mary Ellen Parker, married Oct. 23, 1890, Nannie B. Woolfe, who was born at White Post, W. Va., March 7, 1867, daughter of Rev. J. W. Woolfe.

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Robert Edward Guthrie died Aug. 1, 1894, leaving two sons, both of whom were born at Springfield, W. Va.


1. Robert Wesley Guthrie, b. Sept. 2, 1891; lives in Asheville, S. C.

2. Ralph Newton Guthrie, b. Nov. 7, 1892; in. June 3, 1922, Lucy Blue, b. Oct. 14, 1891, in Springfield, W. Va., daughter of James and Sallie Washington Blue. No children.

Margaret Guthrie, (p. 189) youngest child of William Brown Guthrie and Isabella Sterrett, married March 13, 1838, John Hoge Gregg, who was born at Falling Waters, Va., now West Virginia, July 2, 1813; died Dec. 27, 1876. Margaret Guthrie Gregg died Sept. 22, 1871.


1. Anna Maria Gregg, b. Feb. 15, 1839; d. Nov. 12, 1913, unm.

2. John Newton Gregg, b. Dec. 14, 1840. (Below)

3. William Henry Gregg, b. March 31, 1843. (Below)

4. Zachry Taylor Gregg, b. Feb. 22, 1847; in. June 15, 187V Hattie V. Swain d. Sept. 30, 1901, leaving one sonCharles (?) Gregg.

5. Margaret Isabella Gregg, b. Dec. 27, 1851; d. Feb. 8, 1902; unin.

6. Edward Beecher Gregg, b. April 2, 1854, in Carlisle, Pa. (Below) John Newton Gregg (above) married (1) Nov. 23, 1871, Elizabeth Bilson. He married (2) Celia Richardson.

Children, first marriage:

1. Samuel N. Gregg. 2. Claud Gregg.

Children, second marriage:

1. Walter E. Gregg. 3. Dorothy Gregg.

2. Elizabeth Gregg. 4. Marguerite Gregg.

William Henry Gregg (above) married Nov. 21, 1871, Marie T. Meyers. He died March 18, 1885.


1. Mona (?) Gregg. 2. John Newton Gregg.

Edward Beecher Gregg (above) married April 8, 1896, Minnie Ward Haines, who was born at Upperville, Va., Sept. 11, 1869; daughter of John J. Haines, who was born at Cold Stream, Va., now W.Va., (Hampshire County), Feb. 25, 1837. He married Jan. 22, 1867, Elizabeth A. Small. Their childrenHarvey Lee, Minnie Ward, Omar Preston, and Welby Eyster Hains.

Edward Beecher Gregg lives in Relay, Md.

Children, all born in Relay, Md.:

1. Elizabeth Imogene Gregg, b. May 31, 1898; in. Sept. 8, 1926, Paul Barnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Barnes, of Porto Rico.

2. Edward Hained Gregg, b.,May 10, 1900; in. April 6, 1929, Ruby Ellen Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Carter, of Greenville, S. C.


(1). Patricia Ann Gregg, b. March 9, 1930.


WILLIAM GUTHRIE, a presumptive son of Robert Guthrie, of Chester County, Pa., (see p. 170) was more or less closely associated with the Guthries, James and John, who lived along Back Creek in Hamilton Township, Cumberland (now Franklin) County, Pa., during the Indian wars. The first mention of him so far discovered is in a list of taxables of Lurgan Township, Cumberland County, Pa., 175152."'

He was the William Guthrie, we are quite sure, who married a daughter of Thomas Barnett," who was a neighbor to James and John Guthrie on Back Creek. Of course there is the possibility that it was young William, the son of James, who married the Barnett girl. The indications are that it was an older man who married her. William, son of James was scarcely twenty years old at the time Thomas Barnett made his will. The latter was then an aged man and the probabilities are that his daughter had been married to Guthrie for a number of years when he made his will. The fact that some of the Barnetts were neighbors to William in the south strengthens the above representation. A tradition handed down by some of the descendants of this William is to the effect that there were three brothersone remained in the east, one settled in the north and one, (William), went south.

There is no other known record of this William in the Cumberland Valley. His name is not found in the list of volunteers under Joseph Armstrong in 1755 and subsequently. It is certain however that that list was incomplete and very probable that he served in the Indian wars. Like the other settlers of the valley he no doubt removed his family to the east for safety during those harrowing times. Toward the close of this period there was a strong movement of settlers from the Cumberland Valley to the south along the route which has already been indicated. It was said in 1746"809 families of our northern borders went to North Carolina." This migration included a large number from the vicinity of Rocky Spring Meeting House and Falling Spring at Chambersburg. Tradition says that William Guthrie, who settled in the Waxhaw settlement, South Carolina, had lived prior to that in Pennsylvania. With no further proof we proceed on the assumption that William Guthrie of the Waxhaw Settlement was identical with William Guthrie of Back Creek in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania.

"William Guthrie was a prominent planter and slaveowner of South Carolina, and one of the first settlers in the Waxhaw district. He was a man of learning and his children had the best educational advantages that the times afforded." '

Lancaster County, South Carolina Deeds, liber A216. Oct. 2,

1787James Guthrie and Jane his wife of Lancaster County, S. C., to Richard Wright, 194 acres in the Waxhaw Settlement, Lancaster

County, adjoining lands of Robert Guthrie, part of a tract granted May 4, 1771, to William Guthrie, who devised it in his will to his son James Guthrie." WitnessRobert Guthrie.

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Id, id, id:liber B70: "Feb. 10, 1789:William Guthrie, Planter, and Eliza Guthrie, spinster, of Lancaster County, S. C., to William Sprunt, for 89 pounds, 10 shillings, 5 pence, 229 acres devised to his wife Elizabeth and his son, William Guthrie."

"Filed with these deeds is the following valuable family record, which gives the children of William, Sr., and Elizabeth Gutbrie:~'

1. Margaret, b. Oct. 30, 1753.

2. Robert, b. Oct. 22, 1756.2~ (Below)

3. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 2, 1761.

4. James, b. March 21, 1764; d. 182t Q. 211).

5. William, b. March 22, 1767, (p. 215).

6. Adam, b. Oct. 1, 1769, (p. 215).

7. Ann, b. April 7, 1773.

8. Mary, b. April 8, 1776."

Fortunately the old family Bible of William Guthrie, Sr., is still in existence. The family record contained in it is a duplicate of that furnished above with the exception that after the date of birth of James, is written"died June 9, 1827." Concerning this Bible record, James Berry Guthrie, of Perryville, Ky., wrote May 20, 1902, to Mrs. William A. Guthrie, of Dupont, Ind.:

"I feel confident that the above is correct The old Bible has no backs, no date, and many of its pages are gone. Judging from its looks, I will say that it is one hundred and fifty years old. Said Bible is now in the possession of Mrs. Claud May, Danville, Ky., who is a greatgreatgranddaughter of William Guthrie, whose name is written above." That is of William Guthrie, Jr. At last report Mrs. May was living in Florida.

The date of the death of William Guthrie, Sr., is unknown, but it Was of course Prior to the first deed referred to above, which was dated Oct. 2, 1787. The date of his wife Elizabeth's death is likewise unknown. She seems to have survived him by several years.

Robert Guthrie, (above) second child and eldest son of William Guthrie and wife, Elizabeth, is mentioned as having lands adjoining those inherited by James, his brother, from their father William. Doubtless Robert was heir also to the lands he held though we do not have a deed relating to it. He served 55 days in the Revolutionary War under Capt. Henry Coffey, Gen. Simiter's cavalry. 1stJune 25, 1780; 2ndApril 24, 1781.

Robert Guthrie married March 9, 1780, in South Carolina, Maiy Taylor, who was born Dec. 2, 1760. She had a sister, who married a Mr. Blair and lived in Louisiana. Robert Guthrie was induced to move to Kentucky by Daniel Boone. He migrated in a great caravan, which proceeded into the wilderness after the establishment of Boonsboro, between the years 1780 and 1785. He settled in Madison County, where most of his children were born. The date is not definitely recalled but about the year 1798, he removed with his family to Williamson County, Tenn., being attracted by the opening up to settlement of rich lands in that region. He took up


lands near Franklin, Tenn., and lived there nearly forty years, his death occuring April 13, 1838. His widow, Mary Taylor Guthrie, died Jan. 5, 1845. Both are buried near Franklin, Tenn.


1. Elizabeth Guthrie, b. Feb. 20, 1783; m. John M. Guery; lived in Pike County, Mo.; d. Sept. 2, 1820.

2. William Forguison Guthrie, b. Sept. 14, 1785. (Below)

3. James Guthrie, b. Dec. 4, 1787; d. July 9, 1804.

4. Robert Guthrie, b. March 2, 1790, (p. 201).

5. Samuel Taylor Guthrie, b. June 3, 1793, (p. 204).

6. David Houston Guthrie, b. Oct. 19, 1796, (p. 210).

7. Sallie Guthrie.

8. Jacob Findley Guthrie, b. Sept. 15, 1803, (p. 211).

William Forguson Guthrie (above) married Thursday, Oct. 17, 1811, Mary Hodge Slaughter, who was born June 2, 1793. rhey lived near Paris, Henry County, Tenn., where he died Oct. 10, 1855.


1. Sallie Hodge Guthrie, b. Aug. 2, 1812; was a lifelong invalid; d., unm.

2. James Blackburn Guthrie, b. Jan. 22, 1814. (Below)

3. Polly Taylor Guthrie, b. Feb. 8, 1816; m. Gray Jones; lived in Henry County, Tenn.

4. George Hodge Guthrie, b. July 12, 1818.

5. William A. L. Guthrie, b. Sept. 18, 1820; d. in infancy.

6. Robert Guthrie, b. Dec. 25, 1821, (p. 198).

7. William Francis Guthrie, b. June 5, 1827, (p. 199).

8. Amanda Priscilla Guthrie, b. Dec. 10, 1833, (p. 201).

9. John Henry Guthrie, b. Sept. 25, 1836.

James Blackburn Guthrie (above) was born in Maury County, Tenn. He married April 30, 1846, Mary Jane Marbury, who was born Dec. 21, 1821, at Paris, Tenn. She was of "Pennsylvania Dutch" ancestry. After their marriage they lived on a farm near Paris, Tenn. He was a reserved, respectinspiring gentleman of the old school and had a philosophy of life which enabled him to meet every contingency with an unruffled calm. He died Sept. 18, 1899. Mary Jane Marbury Guthrie died April 22, 1875.


1. Jacob Finley Guthrie, b. Feb. 9, 1847; m. (1) June 2, 1880, Kate Broherd, who d. March 26, 1889; m. (2) Nov. 1889, Mary Agnes Ross. He d. May 11, 1911.


(1). Mary Elizabeth Guthrie, b. Oct. 22, 1881; d.

(2). Frank Marbury Guthrie, b. Aug. 31, 1883; d. in infancy.

2. Mary Ann Guthrie, b. Aug. 14, 1849; m. (1) Jan. 16, 1873, David Robinson; m. (2) Feb. 28, 1894, William B. Jones; d. Sept. 8. 1902.


(1). Leona Edward Robinson, b. Sept4 26, 1876; d. Dec. 27, 1876.

3. James William Guthrie, b. Jan. 5, 1851; d.

4. Thaddius Scott Guthrie, b. Dec. 9, 1852; d.

5. Barney Blount Guthrie, b. Oct. 2, 1854; d.

6. Susan Emma Guthrie, b. Dec. 16, 1856; d.

7. Bettie Ellen Guthrie, b.; d.

8. Ripley Dunlap Guthriej b. July 2, 1859; m. Dec. 5, 1882, Susie Harriet Lockridge. They live in Jacksonville. Fla.

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9. Nannie Forrest Guthrie, b. Jan. 16, 1861; m. John Kent; d. Nov. 4, 1892; had a son, Robert Kent, who d. in infancy.

10. Lula Love Guthrie, b. Dec. 9, 1864; d. in 1879.

11. Charles Bell Guthrie, b. May 19, 1866; im, June 5, 1890, Mary Lillian Ross, who is a daughter of Benjamin Joseph Ross, who m. Kate Hunter. Charles Bell Guthrie and family live in Washington, D. C.


(1). Mary Catherine Guthrie, b. March 15, 1892; m. April 2, 1913, Howard Haynes.

(2). James Joseph Guthrie, b. March 30, 1893; d. July 19, 1894.

(3). Nicholas Ward Guthrie, b. Dec. 24, 1895; m. June 21, 1921, Bernardine Fenwick.

(4). Eugene Charles Guthrie, b. Oct. 29, 1897; m. Aug. 26, 1922, Lorenzo Wellen.

(5). Mary Alma Guthrie, b. Aug. 22, 1899; m. Oct. 3, 1923, Chas. L. Smith.

(6). Mary Margaret Guthrie, b. Dec. 29, 1901; m. Jan. 11, 1924, Raymond J. Reilly.

(7). Mary Frances Guthrie, b. Nov. 18, 1903; rn. Feb. 10, 1923, Alex R. Mulvihill.

(8). Infant son, b. and d. Aug. 13, 1905.

(9). Charles Vincent Guthrie, b. July 25, 1907.

Robert Guthrie, (p. 197) sixth child of William Forguison Guthrie and Mary Hodge Slaughter, married (1) Sarah Whitlock; (2) Emily Harrison; (3) Amanda Harrison, a sister of the second wife. There were no children by the second marriage. The Harrison sisters were granddaughters of a first cousin of Wm. Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States.

He was a Methodist minister and served charges at Paris, Covington, and Memphis, Tenn. He died August, 1905, and is buried in Elmwood cemetery, Memphis.

Children, first marriage:

1. William Guthrie.

2. Mary Guthrie, who m. John Wade and had a daughter Jennie, who m. a Mr. Willis, and a son Robert Wade.

3. Martha Guthrie, who m. Thomas Quinn.


(1). Katherine Quinn, who d. in infancy.

(2). Edna Quinn, b. in 1878; m. Robert Pitkin.

(3). Robert Pitkin Quinn.

Children, third marriage:

1. George Harrison Guthrie, b. Dec. 25, 1856. (Below)

2. James Blackburn Guthrie, b. in 1857; d. March, 1899.

3. Samuella Guthrie, b. in 1860; m. (1) in 1877, Thomas Wright.They had one child, Linnie Wright, who m. Dr. Carl S. Bungart. No children. Samuella Guthrie Wright m. (2) George W. Bush.

4. Robert W. Guthrie, b. Aug. 29, 1862; m. Adeline Hudnall; d. in 1893. No children.

5. Emma Helen Guthrie, b. Aug. 28, 1864, (p. 199).

6. Frank Malone Guthrie, b. Nov. 22, 1868, (p. 199).

George Harrison Guthrie (above) married (1) Laura Collins. They had no children. He married (2) Ella B. Hudnall.


1. Cleveland Guthrie, deceased.


2. George Guthrie.

3. Edward Guthrie, deceased.

4. Frank Guthrie, b. Nov. 18, 1889; m. April 27, 1921, Victoria Ross.

Children .

(1). Frank Guthrie, Jr., b. Aug. 15, 1922.

(2). Mary Ellen Guthrie b. Oct. 3, 1924.

(3). Marjorie Ann Guth;ie, b. Oct. 18, 1926. (4). Victoria Arline Guthrie, b. July 23, 1928. (6). Milton Joseph Guthrie, b. Nov. 15, 1931.

5. Milton Guthrie, deceased.

6. Winston Guthrie, deceased.

Emma Helen Guthrie (p. 198) married Oct. 22, 1882, John Taylor, son of William raTior, of Wilton, Wiltshire, England, who married Elizabeth Clark and emigrated to the United States, about 1853, settling in Chicago, Ill.


1. Sadie Taylor, b. Sept. 23, 1883.

2. Maud Taylor, In. Nov. 7, 1885.

3. Merton Taylor, b. Jan. 4, 1887; d. in infancy.

4. Hope Taylor, b. Feb. 21, 1893.

5. Robert Hermon Taylor, b. Nov. 7, 1895; enlisted in the World War May 17, 1918; d. Oct. 2, 1918, in hospital, in Paris, France.

6. Eva Taylor, 13. May 14, 1899; d. in infancy.

7. Frank Harrison Taylor, In. June 23, 1902; d. young.

8. Freemont Taylor, b. Feb. 9, 1904.

Frank Malone Guthrie, (p. 198) sixth child of Robert Guthrie and Amanda Harrison, is Judge of the Probate and Juvenile Court, of Memphis, Tenn He married (1) Leonora Hudnall, who was born in 1873; died June 30, 1897; (2) Nov. 22, 1898, Lucy Della Norris, who was born Oct. 14, 1878. They live at Brandon, Germantown, Tenn.

Children, first marriage:

1. Myrtle Guthrie, b. in 1891; d. in 1894.

2. A son, d. in infancy.

Children, second marriage:

1. Linnie Trezevant Guthrie, b. Dec. 11, 1902; im. Jan. 26, 1922, Samuel Nelson Castle, who was b. March 22, 1899.


(1). June Norris Castle, b. Nov. 29, 1922.

(2). Frank Guthrie Castle, b. May 9, 1927.

2. Della Norris Guthrie, In. June 12, 1910.

3. Amanda Harrison Guthrie, b. April 5, 1921.

William Francis Guthrie, (p. 197) seventh child of William Forguison Guthrie and Mary Hodge Slaughter, married Esther Jane Lemonds, who was born Feb. 12, 1833; died Feb. 25, 1917. He died Dec. 23, 1915.


1. Alice Adaline Guthrie, b. Feb. 17, 1860; m. a Mr. McFadden; d. May 14, 1898.

2. John Franklin Guthrie, b. April 21, 1861, (p. 200).

3. Mollie Eleanor Guthrie, b. March 26, 1863; m. Jan. 13, 1880, James Aycock; d. Jan. 28, 1884.