Beverly Guthrie & Sarah Colquitt

The Family Focus is on . . .

BEVERLY GUTHRIE & SARAH COLQUITT
~ Virginia and Georgia ~

Let’s take a look at an old Virginia family whose ancestral roots remain unconfirmed. Online trees show different parents from unrelated family groups assigned to Beverly Guthrie, a man who married in Cumberland County, Virginia and settled further south in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

Family Focus write ups include Origin Theories, Mistaken Identities, Family History and Documentation, Analysis of YDNA & Autosomal DNA results, and a summary with some Conclusions and Recommendations. You are encouraged to discuss the content, add historical data and sources, argue theories, or present your own.



Origin Theories:

The biography of a grandson indicates that Beverly Guthrie was a native of Virginia meaning that he was born there. There is no known record for this man listing his specific birth location in the colony or the identity of his parents.

Like other GUTHRIE men with ties to colonial Virginia, Beverly Guthrie, born 1755-1768, is sometimes linked to GFG1A-Branch B from Middlesex County, Virginia despite having no established ties to that county.

If we are cherry-picking potential Guthrie Family Groups, one far more likely to be connected with this family is GFG4: Descendants of Thomas Guthrey and Sarah Oakes. The primary residence for this couple is also Cumberland County, Virginia.

Beverly Guthrie is known to have lived in Cumberland County, and he was married there to Sarah Colquitt, which indicates that there is documented evidence of his association with that county rather than just a belief that he lived there.

The use of the spelling variation GUTHREY by members of this family may be another clue that suggests ties to GFG4 as that spelling is also common to that group.

Another Cumberland County connection that also uses GUTHREY at times is the family of Henry Guttery/Guthrey who may in turn be tied to the family of King and Queen County. His wife was Sarah Coleman. They had several daughters and two sons: William Coleman Guthrey and Bernard Guthrey.

The 1790 and 1800 census records for Georgia were burned by the British during the War of 1812. The earliest GUTHRIE census record in Oglethorpe County, Georgia is for Beverly’s widow, “Sarah Guthrey” in 1820, the only Head of Household with any variation of the name listed for that year. The 1830 census lists a William Guthrie as a HOH, and there is also a William Guthrey listed in Beverly’s estate documents. This man could potentially be Beverly Guthrie’s brother.



Mistaken Identities:

Beverly Guthrie’s name is sometimes presented in trees as William Beverly Guthrie, although I have yet to find a document listing him that way. This could potentially be an attempt to merge his identity with that of a William Guthrie without actual evidence of being the same person.



The Family of Beverly Guthrie & Sarah Colquitt:

BEVERLY GUTHRIE
Parents: Unknown
Born: 1755-1768 (Rough Estimate)
Location: Virginia, possibly in Cumberland County
Occupation: Unknown, possibly a farmer
Married: Sarah Colquitt on 17 Dec 1793 in Cumberland County, VA
Died: 1807-1809
Location: Oglethorpe County, Georgia, presumably
Buried: Oglethorpe County, Georgia, presumably on family farm


SARAH COLQUITT
Parents: John & Elizabeth (MNU) Colquitt (Find-a-Grave)
Born: 15 August 1773
Location: Cumberland County, Virginia
Children: Nancy S Guthrie (1794), Martha Guthrie (1800), Elizabeth Jane Guthrie (1802), and Nehemiah Guthrie (1807)
Died: 1848
Location: Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA
Buried: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Walton County, Georgia, USA


CHILDREN:

NANCY S GUTHRIE
c1794VA-1879GA

I have no documentation linking Nancy S Guthrie to her parents, but she is generally listed as the daughter of Beverly and Sarah (Colquitt) Guthrie.

Nancy was born about 1794, the year after their marriage, so is thought to be a native of Virginia. This location is corroborated by the 1850 and 1860 census records listing her birth location there.

Nancy S Guthrie married William B Collins on 26 Sep 1813 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. They remained residents of that county raising two sons there.

Collins Children: 2
James Peyton Collins (1816), William Guthrey ‘George’ Collins (1820)

Family Finder / Autosomal DNA Participants: Yes
Kit 117903
Beverly Guthrie/Sarah Colquitt > Nancy S Guthrie/William B Collins > William Guthrey ‘George’ Collins/Maryann M Davis > Charles Gendon Collins/Bulah F Johnson > Charley Thomas Collins/Johnnie Pearl Cato (GGP)

Kit 204392
Beverly Guthrie/Sarah Colquitt > Nancy S Guthrie/William B Collins > William Guthrey ‘George’ Collins/Maryann M Davis > Charles Gendon Collins/Beula F Johnson (GGP)


MARTHA ‘PATSY’ GUTHRIE
1800GA-1873GA

Patsy may have been born a year or two before the 1800 year listed as her DOB. The 1800 Georgia Census lists Beverly Guthrie’s household with 3 girls under 10 years of age. Census records indicate she was born in Georgia.

Patsy married widower William Buck Andrews on 6 March 1822 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. He was the son of Garnett & Jane Virginia (Woodson) Andrews. His first wife was Judith Colquitt (daughter of Robert and Susanna Colquitt) who married him on 24 Jan 1815 in Oglethorpe, GA. They had 3 children: Henry Garnett Andrews (1816), Elizabeth W Andrews (1819), and Cynthia Susan Andrews (1821). Judith (Colquitt) Andrews died on 1 June 1821.

William and Patsy had 6 children born in Georgia between 1823 and 1834. William died on 1 August 1835 in Henry County, Georgia. Patsy remarried to Joseph Smith on 30 January 1848 in Henry County, Georgia. No issue. He died in 1865. Patsy died on 11 July 1873.

Andrews Children: 6
Robert B Andrews (1823), Sarah Jane Andrews (1824), Avey Ann Andrews (1826), Miranda Arnold Andrews (1828), Thomas Colquitt Andrews (1831), Nehemiah G Andrews (1834)

Family Finder / Autosomal DNA Participants: Yes
Kit 264103
Beverly Guthrie/Sarah Colquitt > Martha ‘Patsy’ Guthrie/William Buck Andrews > Sarah Jane Andrews/Benjamin Barfield > Ava Miranda Barfield/William Curry > Benjamin Lonis Curry/Ida Mae Burgess > Ethel Minnie Curry/Earman Cleveland Guthrie*(GGP)
Note: This individual descends from 2 separate Guthrie lineages. His GGF Earman Cleveland Guthrie descends from an Alabama branch of GFG1A.


ELIZABETH ‘BETSEY’ JANE GUTHRIE
c1802GA-bet.1840-50GA

Elizabeth Jane Guthrie aka Betsey is listed with a birth date of 1802, but like her sister Patsy may actually have been born prior to 1800. The 1800 Georgia Census lists the Beverly Guthrie household with 3 girls under 10.

Betsey was married on 12 April 1816 to Andrew Turner. This date also likely supports a DOB prior to 1802.

Prior to this Family Focus, there was only 1 child listed for this couple: William Beverly Turner (1825), but there were others. The 1820 Oglethorpe, GA census lists the Andrew Turner household with 2 males under 10. In 1830, there are 2 Males 10-14, and 2 males and 1 female under 5. In 1840, there are 1 male 15-19, 2 males 10-14, and 2 females 5-9. By 1850, Betsey appears to have died as she is not listed on the census. “A. Turner” is listed with a 21 year old male “G.D. Turner”, an 18 year old female “S.S. Turner” and a 14 year old female “E.A. Turner” inferred to be his children. Andrew Turner does not appear to have remarried as he is listed by himself in the 1860 and 1870 censuses.

Male born 1811-1820 > narrowed 1816-1820
Male born 1811-1820 > narrowed 1816-1820
Male 1826-1830 >> probably William Beverly Guthrie born c1825
Male 1826-1830 >> probably G.D. Guthrie born c1829
Female 1826-1830 >> married or deceased by 1850
Female 1831-1835 >> probably S.S. Guthrie born c1832
Female 1831-1835 >> probably E.A. Guthrie born c1836

Online trees provide potential identities for these children.

Turner Children: 7 (probably)
Fleming H Turner (1816), Mitchell D Turner (1820), William Beverly Turner (1825), George D Turner (1829), Unknown Daughter (1826-30), Susan S Turner (1832), Elizabeth A Turner (1836)

Family Finder / Autosomal DNA Participants: Yes
Kit 184695
Beverly Guthrie/Sarah Colquitt > Elizabeth Betsey Jane Guthrie/Andrew Turner > William Beverly Turner/Mary Ann Ragland > William Burl Turner/Marietta ‘Mary’ E Pace (GGP)


NEHEMIAH GUTHRIE
1807GA-1859GA

Nehemiah Guthrie was born on 4 January 1807 in Georgia, most likely in Oglethorpe County. He married Nancy Banks Turner there on 24 January 1828. They had 4 sons and 2 daughters. Within a couple of years of their marriage Nehemiah and Nancy settled in Walton County, Georgia where they remained. He was a farmer and slave owner. Nehemiah died on 20 December 1859. Nancy survived him by many years. She died on 10 June 1892. They are buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Walton County, Georgia.

Guthrie Children: 6
James Beverly Guthrie (1831), Robert Clyde Guthrie (1834), William Thomas Guthrie (1835), Rufus Epenetus Guthrie (1841), Nancy Guthrie (1845), and Francis D Guthrie (1850)

Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Guthrie men who are direct descendants of Nehemiah Guthrie should consider a Y-DNA test to identify your Guthrie Family Group.

Family Finder / Autosomal DNA Participants: Yes
Kit B434770
Beverly Guthrie/Sarah Colquitt > Nehemiah Guthrie/Nancy Banks Turner > James Beverly Guthrie/Emeline Summers (GGP)



Historical Highlights:

1634-1770s: EXPANSION ALONG the JAMES RIVER

1755-1768: BIRTH of BEVERLY GUTHRIE
Virginia, USA

If it is assumed that Beverly Guthrie was at least age 21 when he witnessed the Duruum will on 1 Dec 1789, he would have been born by 1768. Along with the 1800 Georgia census, which lists categorizes him as being born between 1755-1774, the narrowed roughly estimate birth range is between 1775-1768.

The identity of Beverly Guthrie’s parents remains a mystery at this time. Consideration should be given to his unusual first name. It is also a surname found in Virginia, which might provide a clue as to his parentage.

1773: BIRTH of SARAH COLQUITT
Cumberland County, Virginia on 15 August 1773

Online trees list Sarah Colquitt as the daughter of John Colquitt Jr (1735-1800) and Elizabeth Hendricks (1732-1809). John was a private in the Virginia Infantry during the Revolutionary War. The family lived in Cumberland County, Virginia, which is Sarah’s stated birth location.

1777: COUNTY FORMATION CHANGES
Cumberland County, Virginia, USA

1789: WITNESS to a WILL
Cumberland County, Virginia, USA on 1 December 1789

Beverly Guthrie was a witness to the will of James Duruum.

1793: MARRIAGE of BEVERLY GUTHRIE and SARAH COLQUITT
Cumberland County, Virginia, USA on 17 December 1793

Beverly Gutry & Sarah Colquit. Dec 17, 1793. (Signed) Beverly Gutry, James Colquitt.

1793: FOUNDING of OGLETHORPE COUNTY, GEORGIA
Georgia, USA on 19 December 1793

Oglethorpe County was originally part of a large tract of land surrendered by Creek and Cherokee Native Americans to the Colony of Georgia in the treaty of 1773. The county itself was founded on December 19, 1793, and is named for Georgia’s founder, General James Oglethorpe. The county seat is Lexington. [SOURCE]

Oglethorpe County

1794: BIRTH of DAUGHTER – NANCY S GUTHRIE
Cumberland County, Virginia, USA about 1794

1796-1800: BIRTH of DAUGHTER – MARTHA ‘PATSY’ GUTHRIE
Georgia, USA, possibly in Oglethorpe County

According to the 1860 census, Patsy Guthrie was born in 1796. Other records list 1800, however the 1800 Georgia census lists 3 girls under 10 in her father’s household. Chances are that 1796 is the more accurate date.

1797: WITNESS to a DEED
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 24 July 1797

Deed Book B p. 298 Oglethorpe Co. GA Burley GUTHREY is a witness on the deed of Robert and Hannah SMITH of Cumberland Co. selling 400 acres for 200 pounds to John COLQUITT on Golden Grove Creek- “Burley” is likely “Beverly”.

1798: PROPERTY PURCHASE (LAND)
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 30 August 1798

Book C p. 201 Charles STEWART sells to Beverly GUTHERY (Gutherly), both of Oglethorpe Co., 200 acres on Milstone Creek waters for $700. Wit: T. TRAYLOR, Saml COLQUITT and William SMITH.

1798: PROPERTY PURCHASE (LAND)
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 5 November 1798

Deed Book C p. 264 Samuel STREET and wife deed 43 acres to Beverly GUTHREY on Max Creek, Oglethorpe Co. GA for $60. Land adjoins James SMITH, Isaiah GOOLSBY, Charles STEWART, Middleton BROOKS. Witness A. BELL.

1798: TAX LIST
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA
Beverly is listed on Oglethorpe 1798 Taxpayer List Capt. Lee’s District line 20. Line 19 is James Colquitt.

1799: PROPERTY SALES (LAND)
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 1 January 1799

Deed Book C p. 256 Beverly sells to James COLQUITT for $700, 243 acres on Millstone Creek adj. Middleton BROOKS, George CROSS, William HEADSTOCK, Aron GOOLSBY and James SMITH. Beverly and Sarah sign. Wit: Seymour LEE, Samuel Lee, Samuel Colquitt, A Bell JP

Deed Book C p. 265 Beverly purchased 200A in Oglethorpe Co. on Golden Grove Creek from fatherinlaw John COLQUITT. Paid 200 pounds. Land adj Shaderick SMITH, Andrew BELL, John COLQUITT Sr. and Seymour LEE. Wit: Seymour LEE, Samuel COLQUITT, A. BELL JP.

1799: JOHN COLQUITT WILL WRITTEN
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 18 October 1799

John Colquitt wrote his Last Will and Testament wherein he names his daughter Sarah Guthrey, wife Elizabeth Colquitt, other children Robert Colquitt, Hannah Colquitt and Samuel Colquitt.

[USGENWEB: Transcript of Will]

1800: GEORGIA TERRITORIAL CENSUS
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA

CAPT. LEE’S DISTRICT – BEVERLY GUTHERY HOUSHOLD
1 – Free White Male 26-44
1 – Free White Female 16-25
3 – Free White Females 0-9
0 – Slaves

1801: TAX LIST
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA

CAPT. LEE’S DISTRICT – BEVERLY GUTHREY HOUSEHOLD
1 – Free White Male 26-44
1 – Free White Female 16-25
3 – Free White Females 0-9
0 – Slaves

1802: BIRTH of DAUGHTER – ELIZABETH ‘BETSEY’ JANE GUTHRIE
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA about 1802

Census records list Betsey’s birth year range as 1795-1804. It was likely by 1800 as the family is listed with 3 daughters under 10 in the 1800 Georgia census.

1804: LAND LOTTERY
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA

Beverly is on the list of those drawing Land Lots in the Feb 3 1804 Oglethorpe Co. GA Lottery. He shows 2 draws.

1804: GEORGIA TAX LIST
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA

Capt Seymour Lee’s District:
Beverly Guthrey – Oglethorpe County – 200 First Rate Acres – Grove Creek – No Slaves – Original Property of Holman Freeman – Abutting land of Seymour Lee.

1806 -1807: GEORGIA TAX DIGEST
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA

The tax records for these years do not describe Beverly Guthrey’s taxes and associated property. Instead, he is listed in those successive years as owning land neighboring Seymour Lee. [See Transcription]

1807: BIRTH of SON – NEHEMIAH GUTHRIE
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 4 January 1807

1807: PROPERTY PURCHASE (LAND)
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 13 January 1807

Deed Book E. pg. 184 William COLQUETT to Robert COLQUETT, Samuel COLQUET & Beverly GUTHERY, all of Oglethorpe Co. GA, for $400 on Grove Creek adj. Seymour LEE, Beverly GUTHERY & Robert COLQUETT, 130 acres. Witness: A.G.SMITH, Jno HOLMES, Peggy DREW

1807-1809: DEATH of BEVERLY GUTHRIE
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA

Beverly Guthrie died on an unknown date sometime after he sold property on 13 January 1807 and before July of 1809 when Sarah was granted Letters of Administration of his estate. Likely in 1809.

[Estate Case Files]

1809: LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION GRANTED
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA in July of 1809

GA Intestate records by Jeannette Holland Austin Pg 129 ” GUTHREY- Beverley, decd, Letter of Administration gtd Sarah GUTHREY; James COLQUITT, George CROSS, and William GUTHREY, secs, 7/1809, Oglethorpe Co. GA Ordinary’s Minutes.

NOTE: Notice the sudden appearance of a William Guthrey in the record. He is presumably related to Beverly, but in what respect? A William Guthry is the only one of that surname listed as a HOH in 1830 Oglethorpe, GA.

1809: APPRAISMENT of the BEVERLY GUTHRIE ESTATE
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 21 August 1809

It included $464 personal propery and $249 in notes from others including a Bennett WILSON and Samuel COLQUITT. An accounting done by James COLQUITT recorded 15 Mar 1817 reflects taxes paid for each year 1809 through 1817 and expenses. Land sold for $653.

1809: INVENTORY of the BEVERLY GUTHRIE ESTATE
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 19 September 1809

[Estate Case Files]

1813: MARRIAGE of DAUGHTER – NANCY S GUTHRIE
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 26 Sep 1813

Nancy Guttery married William Collins. Two children were born to this marriage: James Peyton Collins (1816), William Guthrey ‘George’ Collins (1820).

1816: MARRIAGE of DAUGHTER – ELIZABETH ‘BETSEY’ JANE GUTHRIE
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 12 April 1816

Andrew Turner and Betsey J Guthrey were married on 12 April 1816. They had 6 or 7 children: Fleming H Turner (1816), Mitchell D Turner (1820), William Beverly Turner (1825), George D Turner (1829), Susan S Turner (1832), Elizabeth A Turner (1836), and perhaps 1 other daughter born before the other girls. Betsy likely died between 1840-1850. Afterward, Andrew Turner appears to have remained a widower. He died in 1873.

1817: DISTRIBUTION of BEVERLY GUTHRIE ESTATE
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA

Son-in-laws Andrew TURNER and William COLLINS were paid $100 each, Sarah (widow) paid $176 for her share (she also bought $268 of personal property) and $176 was paid to Wm. ANDREWS guardian for PATSY and NEHEMIAH.

1819: GUARDIANSHIPS
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 15 March 1819

James Colquitt as administrator, and Wm. Andrews was guardian for Patsy and Nehemiah Guthery.

Note: Patsy was William Andrew’s wife, so he legally served as guardian to her interests in her father’s estate. Nehemiah was still a minor in 1819 at about 12 years of age, so was also appointed a guardian.

1820: US FEDERAL CENSUS
Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA

SARAH GUTHERY HOUSEHOLD
Females 45 and Over: 1
Females 16 thru 25: 1
Males 10 thru 15: 1
Slaves – Males 14 thru 25: 1
Household Total: 4

1822: MARRIAGE of DAUGHTER – MARTHA ‘PATSY’ GUTHRIE
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 6 March 1822

Patsey Guthrie and William Andrews were married in 1822. They became parents to Robert B Andrews (1823), Sarah Jane Andrews (1824), Avey Ann Andrews (1826), Miranda Arnold Andrews (1828), Thomas Colquitt Andrews (1831), Nehemiah G Andrews (1834). It was William’s second marriage. His first wife, Judith (Colquitt) Andrews, by whom he had 3 children, had died in 1821.

1828: MARRIAGE of SON – NEHEMIAH GUTHRIE
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA on 24 January 1828

Nehemiah Guthrey and Nancy B Turner were parents to 6 children: James Beverly Guthrie (1831), Robert Clyde Guthrie (1834), William Thomas Guthrie (1835), Rufus Epenetus Guthrie (1841), Nancy Guthrie (1845), and Francis D Guthrie (1850)

1840-1850: DEATH of DAUGHTER – ELIZABETH JANE (GUTHRIE) TURNER
Georgia, USA

1848: 2nd MARRIAGE of DAUGHTER – MARTHA (GUTHRIE) ANDREWS
Henry County, Georgia, USA on 30 January 1848

Patsy’s first husband, William Buck Andrews, had died in 1835. She remarried to Joseph Smith on 30 Jan 1848.

1848: DEATH of WIDOW – SARAH (COLQUITT) GUTHRIE
Georgia, USA

1848: ADMINISTRATION of the ESTATE of SARAH (COLQUITT) GUTHRIE
Walton County, Georgia, USA

Sarah’s son-in-law, William B Collins, was the administrator of her estate filed in the court of ordinary in Monroe, Walton County, Georgia 12 October 1848 and dismissed at the May term of 1855.

Southern Banner – 1848

Collins did not report his findings in a timely manner. The Southern Banner reported the following recommendation by the Court of Ordinary.

Southern Banner – 1855

[Document] [More Documents]

1859: DEATH of SON – NEHEMIAH GUTHRIE
Walnut Grove, Walton County, Georgia, USA on 20 December 1859

Nehemiah Guthrie is buried at the Guthrie Family Cemetery in Walnut Grove, Walton County, Georgia.

1873: DEATH OF DAUGHTER – MARTHA ‘PATSY’ (GUTHRIE) SMITH
Georgia, USA on 11 July 1873

1879: DEATH of DAUGHTER – NANCY S (GUTHRIE) COLLINS
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA in November 1879

US Federal Census Mortality Schedule of 1880
Beverly & Sarah (Colquitt) Guthrie’s daughter, Nancy S. (Guthrie) Collins died in November of 1879 of cardiac associated dropsy. She was 86 and a widow. The mortality schedule lists her nativity and that of her parents as Virginia. She had been a resident of Oglethorpe County, Georgia for 83 years. Attending MD: Dr J Watkins



The Guthrie DNA Project:

STATUS: Ungrouped Guthrie Family
There is currently no documented evidence or a Y-DNA test linking this family to any of the established Guthrie Family Groups.

Family Finder / Autosomal DNA Kits:

Kit B434770
Beverly Guthrie/Sarah Colquitt > Nehemiah Guthrie/Nancy Banks Turner > James Beverly Guthrie/Emeline Summers (GGP)

Kit 117903
Beverly Guthrie/Sarah Colquitt > Nancy S Guthrie/William B Collins > William Guthrey ‘George’ Collins/Maryann M Davis > Charles Gendon Collins/Bulah F Johnson > Charley Thomas Collins/Johnnie Pearl Cato (GGP)

Kit 204392
Beverly Guthrie/Sarah Colquitt > Nancy S Guthrie/William B Collins > William Guthrey ‘George’ Collins/Maryann M Davis > Charles Gendon Collins/Beula F Johnson (GGP)

Kit 264103
Beverly Guthrie/Sarah Colquitt > Martha ‘Patsy’ Guthrie/William Buck Andrews > Sarah Jane Andrews/Benjamin Barfield > Ava Miranda Barfield/William Curry > Benjamin Lonis Curry/Ida Mae Burgess > Ethel Minnie Curry/Earman Cleveland Guthrie*(GGP)
Note: This individual descends from 2 separate Guthrie lineages. His GGF Earman Cleveland Guthrie descends from an Alabama branch of GFG1A.

Note: Kit 264103 will have matches to GFG1A due to having a second Guthrie line confirmed to belong to that group.

Combined Overall Matches to People of Guthrie Ancestry

There are currently four Autosomal DNA Kits in the project with ancestral ties to Beverly Guthrie and Sarah Colquitt.

Kit 204392 and 117903 are a mother and daughter, so any true Guthrie matches in the daughter’s kit (117903) would also be found on the mother’s (204392).

As mentioned above, Kit 264103 also has a 2nd Guthrie line linked to GFG1A, so his Guthrie matches may be skewed toward that group. I also do not have administrative access to this kit in order to update the matches. Permissions were not updated after the recent changes. The participant should provide the ‘recommended’ level of access in order to allow admins to view/compare results.

There are no matches common to all four participants.

There is only 1 match that is found in 3 of the 4 participants, a man who descends from GFG2A – Branch G – Descendants of John Guthrie 1725IRE-1797PA & Jane Reed. This family is fairly well documented and has no Virginia connections within the next generation.

Matches to GFG2A – Branch A are only found in the Mother/Daughter duo. This branch came to America from Northern Ireland to Maryland to North Carolina to Tennessee & Missouri. It has one line with Alabama to Texas ties, but nothing in SC or GA.

GFG2A – Branch D is seen twice for Kit 264103. This branch is primarily PA to OH, but had a short stay in northern Virginia. No ties further south.

GFG2A – Branch K also has a deep South connection to SC and GA.

There are 2 matches to GFG4, but only for Kit 264103. This is the group associated with Cumberland County, Virginia speculated to be a likely candidate for finding Beverly’s parents.

There are a number of matches to people from other Ungrouped Families. The matches to descendants of Mariah Williamson Guthrie in Arkansas are all to a single family unit participating in genetic testing.

Findings: Inconclusive
We don’t really have enough data for a good comparison. Kit 264103 may be skewed toward GFG1A and Kit 117903 is basically a subset of her mother’s result. Discarding both kits leaves us with only 2 for comparison with only the one common match between them.

Recommendations:
A direct paternal line male Guthrie descendant of Beverly & Sarah’s son, Nehemiah Guthrie, should participate in Y-DNA testing. This is the most accurate way to identify your Guthrie Family Group.

More autosomal DNA testing is also needed in order to triangulate matching between common descendants of Beverly Guthrie & Sarah Colquitt


Do you have any research about Beverly Guthrie & Sarah Colquitt to share with the project? Are there any recommended changes or updates to the information presented above? Any theories you would like to present? Add your comments below.

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