2A-A: James Guthrie Jr

JAMES GUTHRIE c1765MD – a1862TN & Jane SMITH
of Maryland, North Carolina, and Tennessee

JAMES GUTHRIE
Parents: James Guthrie (c1720IRE-1801NC) & Elizabeth (MNU)
Birth: About 1765
Location: Maryland
Occupation: Farmer
Marriage: Jane Smith on 25 Feb 1791 in Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
Death: Before 1862
Death Location: Unknown, probably in Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Burial: Unknown, presumably in Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Notes:
James was the eldest of two sons born to James & Elizabeth Guthrie. There is some question as to whether he was actually born in Northern Ireland or in Maryland. According to the 1880 census, his daughter Elizabeth listed his birth location as ‘Meriland’, so we’re going with that. James married Jane (Jeane) Smith. She was the sister of Mary Smith who had married James’ younger brother Robert only a month before. These two couples travelled together to Tennessee settling along the Robertson-Sumner County, Tennessee border area. James’ death occurred sometime after 1844 when he sold some property and 1862 when a deposition was given in a Smith v Smith lawsuit that names the Guthrie-Smith family members. The 1860 Mortality Schedule lists Jennet Guthrie as a widow by Nov 1859, and this entry is believed to refer to Jane (Smith) Guthrie, which would indicate that James died prior to 1859.

JANE SMITH
Parents: Andrew Smith & Elizabeth Kerr (presumably)
Birth: 1775
Location: North Carolina
Death: November 1859
Death Location: Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Burial: Unknown, presumably in Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Notes:
Andrew Smith & Elizabeth Kerr are believed to be the parents of Jane Smith and her 8 siblings, but there is no clear documentation on their identification. There is a Smith vs Smith lawsuit that provides an abundance of information on the names of Jane’s siblings, spouses, and children, but the parents are never named.

CHILDREN: 11
Y-DNA Project Participants: YES
Autosomal DNA Participants: YES

CHILD 1: JAMES GUTHRIE (Farmhand / Soldier)
1791/2 NC or TN – 1813/4 TN
Spouse: None – Never Married

James Guthrie was the eldest child of the family. He was named in his grandfather’s 1801 will. His cousin, Reverend Allen Washington Guthrie, wrote in ‘A Sketch of Tennessee and Missouri Guthries’ about James who was a young soldier during the Creek Indian War, about 22, and died in the hospital of a lingering disease. Apparently, Allen’s father / James’ uncle, Robert Guthrie, had been drafted to go to the Creek War. James volunteered as a substitute generously offering to take his place saying, “You have a large family and if you are killed your family will suffer and I have nobody but myself, and it would not matter so much if I should get killed.” It was arranged and he was accepted on condition that Robert run the risk of the next draft. He went. He was not killed in battle, but died of a lingering disease in camp in the hospital. My father, according to the arrangement, took his place and was again drafted. He was not well at the time. He reported at the place of rendevous, perhaps twenty miles from home, was there honorably discharged. The cause of his discharge was unfittness for service. This all happened before I was born, but I have often heard my parents talk about it and they evidently had a very tender place in their hearts for that boy.” Never married.
Children: None
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants
Autosoma DNA Participants: N/A – No Descendants

CHILD 2: DAVID GUTHRIE (Farmhand / Soldier)
1793/4 NC or TN – a1820
Spouse: None – Never Married

David is a name that is rarely used within the Guthrie family, but it is unknown whether that is significant. He was a soldier in the 1st Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers serving under Captain John Wallace. He died sometime close to the 1820 census. Never married.
Children: None
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants
Autosoma DNA Participants: N/A – No Descendants

CHILD 3: ROBERT GUTHRIE (Farmer)
1793 NC or TN – 1855TN
Spouse: Aseneth C Motheral

Children: 8
Robert Guthrie was named in his grandfather’s 1801 will inheriting 10 pounds to be accrued with interest by his parents. At about 19 years of age he served in Capt. McCall’s company of Tennessee Militia during the War of 1812. Hi married Aseneth C Motheral, the daughter of Samuel Motheral & Sarah McMenamy, on 19 Oct 1820 in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee. Sarah’s brother Alexander had married Mary Guthrie, a daughter of James & Elizabeth (MNU) Guthrie, so there was another Guthrie-McMenamy family connection. Robert and Aseneth (Motheral) Guthrie were members of the Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church and lived on Dry Fork Creek in Sumner County, TN.
1) Allen B Guthrie (farmer) 1821TN-1863MO married Rebecca J Morrow (Children: 3)
The eldest son of Robert and Aseneth (Motheral) Guthrie was Allen B Guthrie born on 16 Dec 1821. He was baptized during his infancy by his granduncle, Rev. Robert Guthrie at Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sumner County, TN. His father was a farmer and so he likely worked on the farm from a young age. He was admitted to communion at Dry Fork Church on 10 Dec 1837. He was 18 during the 1840 census, and was one of the 15-20 year old males enumerated in his father’s household. Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State; Allen and some of his brothers are prime examples as theyserved during the Mexican War. Allen was discharged from Military Service at Memphis on 27 July 1848. During the 1830s, several Guthrie cousins, as well as his uncle and aunt, Rev. and Mrs Robert Guthrie, had made their way from TN to MO. After his military service, Allen moved to Missouri, too. In 1850, Allen B Guthrie was working as a farmhand for John B Morrow, a clergyman-farmer, and his family. Also living in that household was Allen’s future wife, Miss Rebecca J Morrow. They were married on 19 Oct 1853. He received land grants in Johnson County, Missouri in 1856. They were blessed with three children: John M (1853), Elizabeth A (1857) and Mary Jane (1860), Their eldest daughter died in 1859. By 1860, Allen and Rebecca had set up their own household in Post Oak, Johnson, MO. Allen B Guthrie died at 41 years of age on 6 July 1863 at Chilhowee, Johnson, MO and is buried at Pisgah Cemetery.
Guthrie Children: 3
Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

2) William Porter Guthrie (farmer) 1823TN-1895TN / Never married.
The second son, William Porter Guthrie was born 15 Sep 1823, and resided in Sumner County, TN throughout his life with the exception of his military travels. (Or possibly during the 1850 census when he doesn’t seem to be listed anywhere.) He was baptized in infancy by his granduncle, Rev. Robert Guthrie at Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sumner, TN, and was admitted to communion there at 14 years of age on 10 Dec 1837. In 1840, he was living with his parents, but his father died in 1855. There was some buying and selling of property. In 1860, William’s widowed mother, Aseneth, is listed as the head of household as “A. Guthrie” and is listed with $2000 worth of real estate and $1960 in personal property. Wm P Guthrie is listed next with $2800 RE and $1000 PE. Lastly is Sarah J Guthrie, which the transcription mistakes as William’s wife because this census does not list relationships. Sarah is his younger unmarried sister. William served in the 7th TN Cavalry CSA during the Civil War.

During the 1870 census, William is working as a farm laborer, while his mother Aseneth Guthrie is again listed as the head of household. This time she is the only one with real estate and personal property values listed. He sold most of his personally owned property during the 1860s-1870s. Others in the household that year are his widowed sister Mary (Guthrie) Griffin and her 2 children, and a black family: Charity McMurry, 54, Mary 22, and Elenora 3. Ten years later, W P Guthrie is finally listed as the head of household, farming, with his mother A C Guthrie, 77, keeping house. His sister Mary had remarried by this date, but 2 Griffin children remained in the household and were attending school. An 11 year old black female, Vic McMurry, was helping with cooking. William’s mother died in 1888. He sold more property in 1888 and 1893, the latter being 175 acres to his nephew, Z. K. Griffin. William died on 12 Jun 1895 and was buried in Dry Fork Cumberland Prebeterian Church Cemetery.
Guthrie Children: None
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants

3) Samuel W Guthrie 1825TN – 1842TN / Died Young
Based on family naming habits, Samuel’s middle name is probably William or Wesley, but it remains only “W” being otherwise undocumented. He was born on 12 Sep 1825 and baptized by his granduncle, Rev. Robert Guthrie at Dry Fork Church. He was enumerated with the family during the 1830 and 1840 census years, but died on his 17th birthday on 12 Sep 1842, cause undocumented. He is buried at Dry Fork Cemetery.
Children: None
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants

4) James Irvin Guthrie (farmer) 1827TN-1904TN married Nancy Elizabeth Guthrie (Children: 7)
James Irvin Guthrie was born on 26 Nov 1827 and baptized during his infancy at Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church by Rev. Francis Johnson. He was 3 years old during the 1830 census, so was the boy of under 5 living in his parents’ household. The Mexican War (1836-48) sent volunteer soldiers from Tennessee to what is now Texas following its annexation by the U.S. in 1845. He wasn’t the only Guthrie brother to volunteer, but he was the youngest, enlisting at 19 on 2 Oct 1847, and serving as a private in the Third Infantry. He was discharged at Memphis on 27 July 1848.

Upon his return to Sumner County, TN, he continued work on the home farm, but purchased property of his own in 1851. The following year, he married his 2nd cousin, Nancy Elizabeth Guthrie, the daughter of Robert Wesley & Nancy (Foster) Guthrie. They had 7 children: Zerelda Caledonia (1853-d.1917), William H. (1855-d.1856), Louanna Jane (1857-d.1860), Edward Motheral (1859-d.1860), Mary Ella (1862-d.1863), Robert Wesley (1868-d1941) and Nancy Acenith (1873-d.1927). Four of their children died under a year of age, presumably due to childhood illness. James purchased two properties of 47 and 60 acres, one from his father Robert Guthrie, and one from Robert W. Guthrie, his father-in-law.

The 1860 census shows James, 32, Nancy E., 27, living with their children. The 1860 Slave Schedule also reveals that J I Guthrie owned 3 slaves: a black female, aged 20, a boy aged 1 and girl aged 3, living in a slave house. James served as the administrator of his brother-in-law, F. M. Griffin’s estate and presented an inventory and account on 24 March 1866 to the Sumner County Court. In 1870, James is listed as 42, wife Nancy 38, and with only 2 children in the household, Callie 16, and Robert 2. There is also a black female servant, Martha McMurry 14 years of age. During the next two and a half decades, James Guthrie purchased and sold land in Sumner County. On 25 Jan 1890, The Tennessean published a list of local Mexican War survivors who were to receive a pension, and that included James I Guthrie, Gallatin.

James Irvin Guthrie died on 5 March 1904. The Tennessean published a brief obituary on Sunday, 6 March 1904. Gallatin, Tenn., March 5– (Special) James I Guthrie died this afternoon on Dry Fork Creek. He was 77 years of age, and a veteran of the Mexican War. Three children survive him–Mrs J.W. Albright, Mrs. Ed Perce, and R. W. Guthrie. He was one of the wealthiest men in the county. He was buried in the walled family plot at Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. His wife, not mentioned in the obit, also survived him, but not long afterward. Nancy Elizabeth (Guthrie) Guthrie died 21 days later on 26 March 1904. They had been married over 50 years.
Guthrie Children: 7
Y-DNA Project Participants: Yes
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: Yes
Note that both parents are Guthries from the same GFG2A-Branch A line. This “doubled up” DNA may affect the relationship estimates.

5) Robert Henry Guthrie (farmer) 1830TN-1856KY married Rebecca Jane Dobbins (Children: 2)
Born on 11 Feb 1830, Robert Henry has been found listed by either his first or middle names. He was baptized in infancy at Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church by Rev. Francis Johnson. He was a young farmer. His marriage to Rebecca Jane Dobbins took place on 7 (or 10) June 1852. She was a daughter of Robert David and Nancy C (McLin) Dobbins. They had two children: Mary Elizabeth (1853) and James W (1855). Robert Henry Guthrie developed pneumonia and died in April 1856 in Logan County, Kentucky. Now widowed, Rebecca moved back to her parents’ home in Logan, KY with her children. Rebecca remarried on 24 Dec 1866 in Russellville, Logan, KY to widower Edward Ball. The Guthrie children remained living with their Dobbins grandparents until adulthood. Rebecca and Edward had 3 children: Cordelia Elizabeth (1867), Julia Ann (1871), and Robert (1874).
Guthrie Children: 2
Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

6) Sarah Jane Guthrie 1832TN-1904KY married Ira J Bogan (Children: 2)
Sarah was born on 22 Mar 1832 and known as “Sally” to the family. She was baptized in infancy by Rev. Francis Johnson at Dry Fork Church. She lived at the home farm with her parents and siblings. Sally married Ira John Bogan. on 26 Oct 1862. The Bogans lived across the state line in Simpson, Kentucky. Ira had previously been married to Francis “Fannie” Trail with whom he had two children: Elizabeth Pearl (1850) and Virgil Edgar (1852-1880). The 1870 census lists him not only as a farmer, but also the Sheriff. They had a son Edgar (1864-1934) and daughter Aseneth “Sina” E (1870-1944). Ira John Bogan died on 3 August 1895 and Sarah “Sally” Jane (Guthrie) Bogan on 31 May 1904. They are buried at Greenlawn & Shady Rest Cemetery in Franklin, Simpson, KY.
Bogan Children: 2
Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

7) Mary Ann Guthrie 1835TN-1926TN m1.Francis M Griffin (Children: 4), m2.Theopholis Robey
Mary Ann Guthrie was the youngest daughter in the family. She was born 26 Sep 1835 in Sumner County, TN and was baptized in her infancy at Dry Fork Church. Mary lived on the home farm until her marriage to Francis Monroe Griffin on 22 Dec 1859 in Sumner, TN. The 1860 census of Dyersburg, Dyer, TN lists the couple living there with an 8 month old daughter, S.E., who must have died young as she is not on the 1870 census with the family. Their two sons were born in Dyer County, TN, Zollicoffer K (1862) and Frank Monroe (1864). Census records also show that Mary had given birth to a fourth child, of whom there is no known detailed record of their birth, gender, or death. During the Civil War, Mary’s husband Frank enlisted in the Confederate army serving under General Forrest, and was killed on the battlefield at Hattiesburg, MS in 1864. The 1870 census shows that Mary and her sons had moved back to the home farm in Sumner County where her widowed mother, Aseneth (Motheral) Guthrie was now listed as the head of household. Before 1880, Mary remarried to Theopholis Robey, a widower with several children born bet. 1854 and 1861. They resided in Simpson County, KY. The Griffin boys remained living at the Guthrie farm. Theo Robey was a farmer. He died at 62 on 29 Nov 1885. Mary lived until she was 91 years of age and had been residing with one of her sons. She is buried at Gallatin City Cemetery in Sumner County, TN.
Griffin Children: 4
Robey Children: 0
Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

8) John W Guthrie 1836-40TN-1840TN died in early childhood.
The last of Robert and Aseneth’s children, son John W Guthrie was born sometime between 1836 and 1840. His middle name was most likely Wesley or William. He died in June of 1840 and is buried in the family plot at Dry Fork Creek Cemetery.
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants

CHILD 4: ELIZABETH GUTHRIE (Homemaker)
1799TN-1890TN
Spouse: James Martin

Children: 9
Elizabeth Guthrie was born on 22 March 1799 and baptized in Sumner County, Tennessee. She was admitted to the Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church communion in 1817. James Martin and Elizabeth Guthrie were licensed to marry on 25 February and married on 26 February 1818 in Sumner County, TN. Although there are several men of the name James Martin in Sumner County, TN at about the same time, the most likely census record in 1820 is the James Martin household in Gallatin, Sumner, TN listing 1M and 1F of 16-25 years, 1 M under 10, and 1 M slave under 14. In 1830, they were still in Sumner County: 1M / 1F 30-39, 1M 10-14, 1M 5-9, 1M and 2F under 5. 1M slave 10-23, 1M slave under 10.

On 10 Dec 1837, James MARTIN (a ruling elder) had applied and recd a letter of dismission and recommendation for himself and Elizabeth MARTIN, his wife from the church, presumably because they were moving elsewhere. Being members of the Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church during their marriage up to that point, 7 of their 9 children had been baptized there, the last two being born in 1837 and 1840 after they had left Sumner County. Since Elizabeth and her children are listed in the 1850 Wilson County census, it would make sense that was their planned residence and that we would find the family there in 1840. The James Martin (transcribed as Motrin) Household: 1M / 1F 40 – 49, 1M 15-19, 1M / 2F 10-14, 1M 5-9, 1M / 1F under 5, 1M / 1F slave 10-23.

In 1850, Elizabeth and 4 children are living in Wilson County next door to her brother Joseph Guthrie’s family. James Martin died sometime before 1850 as he is not in the family census that year, also confirmed by the timing of a deposition given by Richard Pond in the Case of Andrew Smith et als. vs the Heirs of Robert Smith, so definitely prior to the case year, 1862. Elizabeth lived until 8 July 1890 while residing with her youngest son. She was 91 at her death.

1) Ritchmond Martin born 1819TN – died aft. 1830 (Marriage / Children: Unknown)
Ritchmond Martin was born in Tennessee, probably in Sumner County, on 10 Jan 1819, and was baptized in infancy by the Rev. D. Foster at Dry Fork Church. The census enumerations suggest that Ritchmond was alive during the 1820 and 1830 census years. By 1840, he would be about 21 years of age and there is no other male of that age in the Martin household. It is possible that he died between 1830-40 or that he had moved away. No further data.
Children: Unknown
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No known descendants

2) William G Martin born 1821TN – died aft. 1830 (Marriage / Children: Unknown)
The “G” might be Guthrie, George, or Grant. William was born on 23 Jan 1821, most likely in Sumner County, TN. He was noted to be baptized during his infancy at Dry Fork Church by Rev. D. Foster. Details in the 1840 census suggest that William G Martin was not in his parents’ household that year. He would have been 19 and there is only one 15-19 year old present. Since his brother Etherly would have been 17 and is known to have lived to adulthood, it may be that William was already deceased, or that he had already moved out of the house.
Children: Unknown
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

3) Etherly B Martin born in 1823TN – 5 Feb 1864 (Unmarried / No Children)
Etherly B Martin’s birth on 9 Feb 1823 was in Sumner or Wilson County, TN, but his baptism was at Dry Fork Church in Sumner County by F. Johnson. Unlike his older brothers, Etherly was still single and living at home during the 1850 census. He was still there and still single at age 36. Two other brothers were still at home during that census year, and were both either 21 or about to be. On 9 Dec 1863, Etherly B Martin enlisted as a private in the Fourth (McLemore’s) Tennessee Cavalry at Cheatham. The Fold3 site includes his CSA muster roll documents. He was marked present on 1 May 1863, but absent on 3 Jan 1862 having been captured 29 Dec 1863 at Mosby Creek East Tennessee. On 6 January 1864 he was admitted to the No. 4 USA Gen’l Hospital at Knoxville, TN with a gunshot wound to his lower jaw. He died there on 5 Feb 1864. Presumably buried somewhere in Knoxville.
Children: None
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie – No Descendants
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants.

4) Margaret J Martin born 1825TN – died aft. 1840 (Marriage / Children: Unknown)
This daughter was born on 20 Dec 1825 in Wilson County, TN. She was baptized in her infancy at Dry Fork Church by Rev. F. Johnson. Both she and her sister Sarah are noted in the census enumerations as females under 5 in 1830 and 10-14 in 1840. Neither are living at home in 1850 suggesting that they had died during late childhood or married and moved outside of the household. Possible marriages include Margarett Martin to Lawrence Smith 12 Feb 1842 Sumner. No further details.
Children: Unknown
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

5) Sarah A Martin born 1827TN – died aft. 1840 (Marriage / Children: Unknown)
Sarah’s birth was on 23 Feb 1827 in Wilson County, TN. She was baptized at Dry Fork Church by F. Johnson. Both she and her sister Margaret are noted in the census enumerations as females under 5 in 1830 and 10-14 in 1840. Neither are living at home in 1850 suggesting that they had died during late childhood or married and moved outside of the household. No marriage records specifically in Sumner or Wilson TN.
Children: Unknown
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

6) Andrew S Martin born 1832TN – died aft. 1840 (Marriage / Children: Unknown)
One potential middle named for Andrew S Martin would be Smith. His maternal grandmother’s father was named Andrew Smith. This son was born on 16 Jan 1832 in Sumner County, TN and baptized during his infancy by Rev. F. Johnson at Dry Fork Church. He would have been 18 at the time of the 1850 census, and is not living at home with his mother. Either he died bet. 1840-50 or he moved out. There are a couple of potential marriage records for men named Andrew Martin: Eliza Ann Vandelia Welham on 5 May 1850, Kiziah Brooks on 2 May 1864, and Mary Bryant on 18 Nov 1875, all in Sumner County, or in Wilson County on 15 May 1879 to Sarah Allen.
Children: Unknown
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No Known Descendants

7) Elizabeth Eunice Martin 1832TN-1910TN married William Henry Holman (Children: 12)
Elizabeth Eunice Martin was born on 29 Mar 1834. She was the last child in the family to be baptized at Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church because her parents moved from Sumner to Wilson County, TN in 1837. On 4 December 1855, Elizabeth married William Henry Holman in Wilson County, TN. He was a farmer and soldier during the Civil War. They had 12 children born between 1857 and 1874: Robert Martin (1857), James H (1860), Evalu ‘Lula’ M (1862), Ludena Ann (1866), Thomas (1866), John W (1868), Sue Cate (1869), James R (1871), Mary E (1872) Eliza J (1872), Robert P (1873), and John B (1874). Elizabeth died on 8 April 1910 at age 76 survived by her husband. He died in 1927. They are buried at the Holman-Martin Cemetery in Wilson County.
Holman Children: 12
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

8) John H H Martin born abt.1839TN married Margaret A E Taylor (Children: 10)
John was born on 17 August 1837 presumably in Wilson County as he was not baptized at Dry Fork Church. His father died sometime bet. 1840-50, so John was still young. The family was living next to his uncle Joseph Guthrie’s family, and his own older brother Etherly remained at home in 1850. John was still living there and working as a farm laborer in 1860 when he was 22 years old. He married the next year on 13 Feb 1861 to Margaret A E Taylor. They settled on a farm near Lebanon, Wilson, TN. They were blessed with 10 children, but by 1910 only 6 were living. Eddy B (1864), William Andrew (1867-1945), Mathie L (1869-1923), Frank W (1870-1898), Laura Josephine (1872-1944), John T (1877-1957), James (1881-1930), Janie (1883-1912), and 2 others who probably died in infancy or early childhood. John H H Martin died in Wilson County, TN in 1884. His widow Margaret lived until 1929. She died on 29 July 1919 in Leeville, Wilson, TN.
Martin Children: 10
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

9) Robert W Martin born 1840TN-p1900TN (Unmarried)
Robert was born in July of 1840 in Wilson County, TN, the last of James and Elizabeth (Guthrie) Martin’s children.
His father died while he was still under ten years of age, and Robert remained at home with his widowed mother after everyone else had moved on. He was a farmer and chose to remain single. After his mother’s death in 1890, it looks like Robert went into retirement from farming and let his property out becoming a “land lord” per the 1900 census when he is a boarder in the Floyd household. Robert’s death date is unknown.
Children: None Known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – None known

CHILD 5: SARAH ‘SALLY’ GUTHRIE (Homemaker)
1800TN – p1870TN
Spouse: David Speak Kerr

Children: 11
Sally was born about 1800 in Sumner County, Tennessee and married David Spear Kerr on 4 Nov 1819 in Sumner County, TN. This is the same Kerr family associated with the Smith family, so they also share some Kerr ancestors. Sally and David, a farmer, settled in Maury County, TN where they raised their 11 children”
Kerr Children:
1) Elizabeth Jane Kerr c1821TN-1850TN m. Andrew Jack Ervin ‘Jack’ Patton (Children: 6).
David and Sally’s eldest daughter was born about 1821 and named Elizabeth Jane. She married Andrew Jackson Ervin Patton, who seems to have preferred E J or Ervin. The ceremony took place in Maury County, TN on 11 Mar 1841. They had 5 children: Lavinia Parilee (1842), Mary Elizabeth ‘Bettie’ (1843), Lusia (1846-d1855), James Brown Patton (1846), and twins Alice J and Sarah Adelaide (1850). Tragically, Sally died soon after the birth of the twins, but her death was not related to childbirth. An Elizabeth Patton, aged 29, is on the Sumner County Mortality Schedule as a drowning. As the Guthrie family is from Sumner County, she may have been visiting relatives if this record is the correct Elizabeth. The children were dispersed to relatives’ homes. On 16 Jun 1860, their father remarriedto Also Mahaley Bills, who was 17 years younger. They are listed in the 1860 census together, but the transcriber at Ancestry mistook her as a daughter instead of his wife. They had another 4 daughters and 3 sons together. Andrew J Ervin Patton memorial stone lists him as “A. I. Patton” (the “I” being Irving as a different variation of Ervin. FYI, the Guthrie family uses the spelling Irvin for their children. Not sure if it is a regional thing.). Both he and Also are buried at Patton Cemetery in Marshall County, TN. His wife Elizabeth is not found as one of the burials there (as listed on Find-a-Grave). She may have been buried in Sumner County.
Patton Children: 6
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

2) James Porter Kerr 1821 TN-p1905TN / Never Married
There are varying DOB for this son, but there is a good case that he may be the eldest as the more detailed records point toward Sep 1821, and he was named James after both grandfathers. Although the census records list him as James or James P, his obituary names him as Porter Kerr. During the Civil War, he enlisted as James P. Kerr on 12 Dec 1861 in the 48th TN Infantry, Company, H, serving 2 years 2 months and 18 days, during which time he was shot through the left arm. He was discharged on 1 Mar 1863. After going home, he remained on the home farm working as a farmer until his parents’ death in 1870/1872, and was later listed on the next census as residing with his younger brother, David S. Kerr Jr and family. Porter was still a bachelor at his death in May 1902 at his home three miles East of Spring Hill, Maury, TN. He was buried at the Brick Church graveyard.
Children: None
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie – No Descendants
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants

3) Egbert Brown Kerr 1823TN-1889TN married Nancy Cowsert (Children: 11)
Their first son was born on 17 Dec 1823 and named Egbert Brown Kerr. He married on 16 feb 1835 to Nancy Cowsert (b.1826TN) in Williamson County, TN, a daughter of James and Rebecca (Roland) Cowsert. They settled in Maury County, TN and in 1850 were enumerated in the 1850 census with two children: Mary Jane (1846), and James C (1849). They would eventually have nine more: William Brown (1851), Sarah R (1853), Susan F (1856), John (1858), Andrew Harvey (1858), Robert M (1861), Nancy (1863), Ella Nora (1866), and Theophilis (1868). By 1860 they had moved to Kenton, Gibson, TN, still farming, but with real estate valued at $4000, and personal estate of $1000, and the eldest children were attending school. They continued to live in Gibson County. Egbert died on 12 Mar 1889, with his widow Nancy following the next year on 6 Sep 1900. They are buried at North Union Cemetery in Kenton.
Kerr Children: 11
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

4) William Harrison Kerr 1827TN-1868TN married Arkansas ‘Annie’ Leonard (Children: 7)
William Harrison Kerr looks to be firmly seated in the position of 4th child / 3rd son. He was born about 1827 in Maury County, TN. He married at about 20 years of age on 5 Dec 1847 to Arkansas Leonard, a daughter of William S and Sarah (Kerr) Leonard. Her given name is documented several ways including Arcanna and Arhansur, the last of which is probably just an error. She was simply known as Annie. During the 1850 census, the most likely match is found in Macoupin County, IL where a young couple named W. H. and Mary A. Kerr are farming, but do not yet have children. Assuming this is the correct pair, their experiences in IL led them back to Tennessee. They were settled in Gibson County, TN by the 1860 census. It may have been political. War was brewing between the States. William H Kerr enlisted with the 23rd Regiment of TN Inf., Company E, CSA, initially as a private, but promoted to Second Lieutenant. William and Annie were blessed with 7 children: Erastus Oscar (1850), Gustavus ‘George’ K (1852), Elizabeth Rebecca (1854), Sarah Alice (1859), Thomas Franklin (1861), and James B (1864). William and Annie both died in 1868, when their children only ranged from about 4 – 15 years of age.

An excerpt of ‘Notes for Arkansas Leonard and William Harrison Kerr‘, by Diana Higgins:
Annie and William Harrison died young and various relatives cared for the children. Some of them lived with the Stacy relatives and some of their children were raised by Kerr and Leonard relatives. Some of their children are buried in Sunny Side Cemetery Gibson, Tennessee and some are buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Trenton, Tennessee. Regarding Arkansas Leonard and William Harrison Kerr children; the care of their orphaned children were shared by Leonard, Stacy and Kerr families. Two of their sons received higher education and became ministers: Erastus Oscar Kerr and Thomas Franklin Kerr.
Kerr Children: 7
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendants of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

5) David Spear Kerr 1828TN-1888TN married Eliza Rogers. (Children: 1)
Named for his father, David Spear Kerr was born on 20 Sep 1828 in Maury County, TN. He was a school teacher, and by 21 was working in that profession. He lived with his sister Elizabeth Patten and family in Marshall County, TN during the 1850 census. By 1860, David had moved back to Maury County and was residing in his parents’ house with his siblings. On 13 Jan 1880, at the age of 51, he obtained a license to marry Carrie Eliza Rogers, and they were married on 14 Jan 1880 in Maury County, TN. They continued to reside there and early on his unmarried siblings, Porter and Susan were living with them. David and Eliza had one son, Claudie D Kerr, born on 29 Dec 1880 who died at 3yrs, 7mos. and 24 days of age. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Maury County, TN. Eliza was of a similar age to David, having married late in life, so there were no other children.
Children: 1
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendants of a female Guthrie – No Surviving Descendants
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Surviving Descedants

6) Robert Madison Kerr 1831TN-c1887TN married Mary S Stevenson (Children: 5)
Born on 29 May 1831 in Maury County, TN, Robert Madison Kerr would follow the family farming legacy. He also married somewhat later than the norm, at 41. On 13 Feb 1873, he married Mary S Stevenson. They had 5 children: Sarah Elizabeth (1874), David Dunlap (1878), Robert Leonidas (1880), William Mallard (1882), and Mary Agnes (1885). Robert, 60, died 18 Aug 1891 and Mary 1 Feb 1922 at 72 years of age. They are buried at the Stephenson Cemetery in Port Royal, Maury, TN.
Children: 5
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendants of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

7) Andrew Harvey Kerr 1835TN-1908TN married Sarah Elizabeth Harrison (Children: 12)
The name “Andrew Harvey” originates from his mother’s maternal Smith ancestral line. He was born on 31 March 1835 at the Fountain Creek Community near Columbia, Maury County, TN. Harvey was a farmer and lived in the area of Spring Hill, Maury, TN. He married Sarah Elizabeth Harrison, known as Sallie, in Nov of 1858. They became parents to 12 children, some of whom died young. William Benjamin (1860), Wyatt David Otey (1861), Robert Lee (1862), Andrew (b1864-d1864), Harvey James (1867), Sadie Belle (1868), Emma Harrison (1870), Mattie May (b1872-d1875), Birdie Viola (1873), Edward McEwen (1875), Joe Branch (1877), Perlie Lillian (b.1878-d.1879). Harvey served the Confederacy during the Civil War. Harvey’s wife Sallie died on 8 Sep 1879 leaving him with a huge family of children aged from infants up to 19, with the oldest daughter being only about 10 or 11. Those kids were still at home with him during the 1880 census. The missing 1890 census leaves a gap in the family story. By 1900, Harvey was still a widower, but working as a lumberman instead of farming. He died on 8 Nov 1908 in Spring Hill at 73 years old. Harvey and Sallie are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, in Columbia, Maury County, TN.
Kerr Children: 12
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendants of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

8) Sarah Ann Kerr 1836TN-1915TN married Robert Simpson Cowsert (Children: 5)
Saran Ann Kerr was born on the 12th or 15th of May 1836 in Maury County, TN, and married when she was 21 to Robert Simpson Cowsert. The ceremony was on 11 Nov 1857 in Maury County, TN. Can’t find this couple in the 1860 census, and in 1870 the wife of “Simpson. Cowsert” is listed as “Jane” and lists son William, 13. The Herald and Mail (Columbia, TN) published the following on Friday, January 14, 1876 under the topics for Spring Hill Items: Mr Simpson Cowsert, an energetic farmer of Williamson, has moved to this place, having rented Mrs. Caskey’s residence. Before the 1880 census, son William had moved out and found a job as a store clerk. He continued in the mercantile business. Simpson and Sarah had 3 other children: Fountain Simpson (1870), Loula Etta (1875), and Maude May (1878). The 1910 census reveals there was a fifth child whose birth year, gender, and death year (prior to 1910) are unknown. Sarah died on Christmas Day, 1915 and was buried on the 26th. She had been ill for about six months with chronic hepatitis. Simpson’s death came a few months later on 24 April 1916. He was 82. Burial was the next day at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Cowsert Children: 5
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendants of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

9) Mary L Kerr 1836TN-1914TN married John J Cowsert (Children: 8)
Mary’s birth came on 20 Oct 1836 in Maury County, TN. Apparently the Kerr family had an affinity for Cowserts. This makes three Kerr-Cowsert marriages. Mary Kerr married farmer John J. Cowsert on 6 Dec 1860. They had a large family (despite the 1910 census listing her with only 3 children 2 living): Theodore Oscar (1861), Ida Sallie (1863), Musa (1867), Minnie Mae (1871), Ora Mai (1872), Bertha Blanch (1874), Georgia (1875), and Charles Crump (1877). John died 23 Sep 1895. He was 63. Mary’s death was on 24 Mar 1914 at 77 years of age. They are buried at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Cowsert Children: 8
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendants of a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

10) Susan C Kerr 1844TN-1923TN / Never Married
The youngest daughter of the family was born on 26 May 1844. She never married. She lived with her parents until their deaths and then with family members. She died on 29 Oct 1923 in Williamson County and is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Children: None
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a female Guthrie – No Descendants
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants

11) Harvey Kerr 1848TN-1869TN / Never Married
Harvey Kerr was born about 1848 in Maury County, Tennessee. He died in 1869 at 21 years old. No further details.
Children: None Known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendants of a female Guthrie – No Known Descendants
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known descendant

CHILD 6: JOSEPH GUTHRIE (Farmer)
1802TN – 1850TN
Spouse: Mary McNeely (Children: 9)

Joseph Guthrie was born on 23 Sep 1802 and baptized in Sumner County, TN. He was a member of the Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church and married Mary McNeely on 18/19 Sep 1826. They lived in Sumner and Wilson Counties, TN. Joseph died about 1850 and Mary about 1860 while most of the children were still young. Some of the younger ones ended up in Benton, Illinois, which might be a clue in tracking down some of the other family members.
1) Sarah J Guthrie born about 1830 TN – p1850 / No Marriage or Children Known
The eldest daughter of the family was born on 6 March 1830 in Sumner County, TN and was baptized in infancy by the Rev. Francis Johnson of Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her parents moved from Sumner to neighboring Wilson County, TN between 1840 and 1850. The 1850 census is the last documented sighting for Sarah. At the time she was 21 years of age. It is unknown whether she married or died prior to the 1860 census.
Children: None Known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

2) Robert M Guthrie born in 1832TN – p1850 / No Marriage or Children Known
Robert was born on 25 March 1832 in Sumner County, TN and baptized during his infancy by the Rev. Francis Johnson of Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was 18 during the 1850 census, and as the eldest son, responsibility for the family probably fell on him when his father died, reportedly later that year. His mother Mary also died prior to 1860. Nothing further is known about Robert M. Guthrie.
Children: None Known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

3) Elizabeth Guthrie born in 1834TN – died bet. 1855 and 1858 IL m. John Haguewood / No Known Children
Elizabeth was born about 1834 according to the 1850 census of Wilson County, TN when she was 16 years old. Her father reportedly died that year, and her mother prior to 1860, but the whole family disappeared from TN and by 1870 some of them ended up in Franklin County, IL where some of it has been pieced together. Elizabeth Guthrie married John Haguewood in Franklin, IL on 4 Feb 1855. He remarried in 1858 to her younger sister, Lurana / Laurinda Guthrie, so Elizabeth presumably died bet. 1855 and 1858.
Haguewood Children: None Known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

4) Eunis A Guthrie born in 1835TN – p1850 / No Marriage or Children Known
The same goes for daughter, Eunis (possibly Eunice), who was 15 in 1850. She was probably born in Sumner County, Tennessee. She was living with her parents and siblings in 1850, and then her father reportedly died around 1850 and her mother reportedly before 1860. There is no sign of them in Sumner or Wilson Counties, TN, so it appears that the family moved to another county or state, possibly to Illinois where some of the younger children appear during the 1870 census. As for Eunis, nothing further is known at this time.
Children: None Known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

5) Lurana Guthrie born in 1836TN – Bet. 1870-80IL m1. John Haguewood, m2. Lloyd Rone (Children: 1)
Lurana (possibly Laurinda) was born about 1836 per her age of 14 on the 1850 Wilson County, TN census. The Guthrie children ended up in Franklin County, IL. Laurana (or Larinda) was first married to her widowed brother-in-law, John Haguewood. He had been previously married to her sister Elizabeth, whose cause of death is unknown at this time. They married in Franklin, IL on 15 July 1858. This is right before the Civil War period, so I don’t know if that played into John Haguewood’s death, but he presumably died prior to remarried to a Luana’s next marriage on 18 Oct 1869 to Lloyd Rone in Franklin, IL. He was a widower with several children . The 1870 census lists her as “Rinda”. They had 1 daughter: Emmalina Rone (1870-1906) who married Henry Hill in 1890.
Rinda died prior to the 1880 census.
Haguewood Children: None Known
Rone Children: 1
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

6) John Guthrie 1837TN-1867IL / Unmarried
The second son of the family was born about 1837 in Sumner County, TN, and was 13 years old at the time they were enumerated together in Wilson County, TN for the 1850 census. The Database of Illinois Veterans lists a John Guthrie, private, Co. I 31st Illinois Infantry, 6’1 with Light Hair, Gray Eyes, Fair Complexion, Soldier, born abt. 1838 in Sumner Co. TN, War: Civil War (1861-1865), Service Entry: Age 26 on 5 Jan 1864 at Big Black, MS by Capt. Goddard for 3 years, Mustered: Big Black, MS, Mustered Out: 19 Jul 1865 in Louisville, KY by Lt. Noyes. Remarks: Veteran. Residence Place: Benton, Franklin Co., IL. Record Source: Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls. John Guthrie recorded a while wherein he names 3 sisters: Lurana Haugewood, Susan Beaty, and Martha Guthrie. No mention of a wife or children. He is buried at Drummond Cemetery in Franklin, IL. No other Guthries recorded in that cemetery at Find-a- Grave.
Children: None Known
Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

((((Dec 2022 Note: This was the person previously assigned as the father of William Washington Guthrie (1859-1937) whose death certificate lists his birth in Sumner County, TN to parents John and Amanda (Walker) Guthrie. Although the project descendant matches GFG2A, he has none of the key genetic markers of inheritance for Branch A. He does share a rare genetic marker (within the group) with 2 brothers from Branch G, but not the other Branch G markers. His death certificate identifies parents John Guthrie and Amanda Walker. Could this guy actually be related to the other Sumner County, TN (Isaac Newton Guthrie Branch I) instead of Branch A? No–Isaac Guthrie was living in Shelby KY in 1845, not in Sumner until 1850-ish, and had no son John. Does anyone have any info or clues?))))

7) Susan Catherine Eliza Guthrie 1841TN-1925IL m. William J Beaty (Children: 8)
Born 26 January 1841, Susan Guthrie was 9 during the 1950 census. Her full name comes from her husband’s Civil War files. On 29 Sep 1861, she married in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, IL to William J. Beaty, with whom she had eight children: Mary E (1862), James W (1866), John Henry (1868), Amanda Mary (1871), William Anderson (1873), Celia Jane (1878), Emma Margaret ‘Martha’ (1880), and Sarah L (1885). During the 1870 Census they were living in the Zanesville area in Montgomery County, Il. William was a farm laborer. By 1880 they had settled on a farm in Ewing, Franklin, IL. William died in Bonnie, Jefferson, IL on 28 Aug 1910. he was 71. Susan was 84 at her death on 23 Mar 1925 in Parrish, Franklin, IL, and was buried at King Cemetery. She had been living with her daughter Amanda M Green of Benton, IL during her last illness.
Beaty Children: 8
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

8) Martha Guthrie 1842TN-1929IL m. Augustus Reidel. (Children: Unknown)
Martha Guthrie was born 5 Sep 1842 in Tennessee, so she was still a minor when her parents died. The 1870 census lists her as 25, and living with the family of S J Hindman (42 F W Keeping House born IN) and her children John 18, Zachariah, 16, George, 14, Sarah 11, James 10, and Moses 8. There is no indication of Martha’s occupation or relation to those in the household. In 1880, she is residing in the home of farmer John Smith WM 33, and his wife Mary J, W F 27, and their 2 daughters Annie 4, and Frances, 2. Martha’s relationship is listed as “other”. When she was 38 years of age, Martha married Augustus Reidel, on 15 May 1881 in Franklin, IL. The couple hasn’t been tracked between the time of their marriage, and Martha’s death, which is recorded on 21 Feb 1929 in Benton, Franklin, IL. Her death record indicates that she is buried at Drummond Cemetery, 86 years of age, and retired. Her husband is most likely the man buried there as “August Reddle (1842-1902).
Reidel Children: None Known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

9) William Guthrie born in 1845TN. – Aft. 1850 / No further details.
William was the youngest of Joseph and Mary’s children. He was 5 during the 1850 census. His father reportedly died later that year and his mother by 1860. They all ended up in Franklin County, Illinois, but William has not been traced there. Does anyone know about William? Did he survive to adulthood?
Children: None Known
Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: Yes

CHILD 7: REV.WILLIAM H GUTHRIE (Cumberland Presbyterian Minister)
1805TN -1872MO
Spouse 1: FNY Wildridge (Children: 1)
Spouse 2: Emily B Cole (Children: 8)

William Guthrie was born on 16 Jun 1805 in Sumner County, TN. He was a farmer and Cumberland Presbyterian Church Minister preaching at Mt Sharon along with John Beard and Eli Guthrie. In 1830, he is found as a single man living in Humphreys County, TN. Neighbors include James Forrest, probably his cousin, and John & Jean (Guthrie) Madden, his uncle and aunt. William may have been married to a daughter of Edward Wildridge. He was officially named as guardian of Samuel William Guthrie, born 1838, as an heir of his grandfather Edward Wildridge. William married Emily B Cole on 23 July 1840. They lived in Humphreys and Dyer Counties, TN and later moved to Missouri settling in Dunklin County. William and Emily had 8 children. He died on 23 Dec 1872. Emily survived him. Her death occurred at Lakeville, Stoddard, MO on 2 May 1880.

1) Samuel William Guthrie 1838TN-1904OK married Margarett E Carr (Children: 8)
Whenever parents are appointed as a ‘guardian’ of their children, it is usually to perform legal functions on their behalf in the matter of an inheritance. It this case, Rev. William Guthrie was appointed as the guardian of his son Samuel William Guthrie, named as a minor (under age) heir of his grandfather, Edward Wildridge. Samuel may have actually resided with his maternal grandparents during his early youth, but was living with his father, stepmother, and (half) siblings in 1850. When he was old enough, Samuel apparently struck out on his own. The family moved to Missouri, But Samuel went to Texas. He married in Collin County, TX to Margrett E. Carr when he was 21. Their children were: Samuel Wildridge (1861), William M (1865), James Doke (1868), Thomas Riley (1870), Troy (1873), Tobe (1874), Rachel C ‘Tete’ (1876), and Edwin (1879). Samuel worked as a Stock Raiser.This kept them somewhat mobile During the 1870 Census, the family was living in Burlington, Coffey, KS. By 1880, they were back in Texas living in Clay County. Margrett died in Garvin, Oklahoma on 18 Jan 1900 at 63 years old. Samuel died there four years later at 65 on 23 Mar 1904. They are buried at Antioch Cemetery in Garvin.
Guthrie Children: 8
Y-DNA Project Participants: YES
Autosomal DNA Participants: YES

2) Thomas S Guthrie 1841TN-1868TN / Unmarried
There is very little information on Thomas S Guthrie who was born on 28 October 1841 in Humphreys County, TN. His father was already paying taxes on an 80 acre property there in 1840. Thomas was 9 years old during the 1850 census of Humphreys. He had the possibly awkward position of being his mother’s oldest son, but not his father’s. When his family moved from Humphreys to Dyer County, TN, Thomas was still young enough to stick with them. He was 18 years of age at the time of the 1860 census. The next eight years of Thomas’ life are not known. There is no record of a marriage or children. He died on 8 Dec 1868 at an unknown location, presumably still in TN.
Children: None
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants
Autosomal DNA Participants: N/A – No Known Descendants

3) Ewing Eli Guthrie 1843TN-1893AR m1. Mary E McNeely, m2, Annie Lillard Morrow (Children: 3)
Ewing was born in Humphreys County, TN on the 12the or 13th of November 1843, growing up as the son of a farmer / minister. He was enumerated in his parents’ household in Humphreys, TN in 1850, and Dyer, TN in 1860. Most of the family moved to Dunklin County, MO just before the 1870 census. His parents were living in Holcomb at that time. There is an Elias Guthrie, 26, documented in the home of Simeon Clark in Union, Dunklin, MO in 1870, working as a Store Clerk.

Sometime between then and 1880, Eli moved to Arkansas, married Mary E McNeely, and was working as a farmer. His wife and her parents were born in North Carolina. Eli and Mary had no children of their own, but the 1880 census shows they had an orphan living with then, Dora Duffy. Mary presumably died prior to 1886.

On 16 December that year Eli married Mrs Annie Lillard (Morrow) Trout, a widow with a daughter, Lillie Mae (1883), and a son, Wesley Thomas (1886). Eli and Annie had three more sons: William ‘Willie’ O. (1888), Ewing Ray (1889), and Mickie Miller (1893). Eli died on 27 Nov 1893 in Alma, Crawford, Arkansas. He is buried in Alma City Cemetery as “E.E. Guthrie” in Section E31, Space 8. His widow, Annie, remarried to Charles Walter Broome, Sr bet. 1894-96. They had two daughters, Julia Ethel (1899) and Lillard Irene (1901). Annie died in 1902 in Spiro, LeFlore, OK,, and Charles remarried in 1906 to Rosa May Long.
Guthrie Children: 3
Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

4) Harriet Jane Theresa Guthrie 1846TN-1913TX married John Henry Lynch (Children: 8)
The eldest daughter in the family was born on 27 Jan 1846 in Humphreys County, TN, and named Harriet Jane Theresa Guthrie. Her marriage to John Henry Lynch on 1 Sep 1869 occurred in Hooks, Bowie, Texas, so it would be interesting to know how or why she went there. Her older brother Samuel Guthrie was a stock raiser, so she may have been visiting them. Harriet and John were living in Sisson, Howell, Missouri during the 1870 census, but were back in Texas by 1880 having moved to Fannin County. They settled in Bowie, Texas by 1900.

John was a son of George and Margaret ‘Peggy’ (Ford) Lynch, and born in TN. During his younger days, John worked as a farmhand. He later became a farmer, and then became a Minister of the Gospel by 1900 while continuing his work as a farmer. Harriet and John Lynch were parents to eight children born between 1870 and 1888, namely: Matilda M (1870-1870), Eva (1871), Gus Henry (1874), Ora (1876), Laura (1880), Ella Mae (1883), John Herbert (1886), and Kate Theresa (1888). Harriet died on 7 Feb 1913 and John on 12 Feb 1916, both in Bowie County, Texas. They are buried at Antioch Cemetery in Hooks, Bowie, TX.
Lynch Children: 8
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

5) William James Guthrie 1848TN-1879AR married Mary Josephine Wright (Children: 1)
Born on 10 Oct 1848, William James Guthrie appears to be named for his father and paternal grandfather. He was 2 during the 1850 Humphreys, TN census and 12 when the family were in Dyer, TN during the 1860 census. Some of the family moved to Missouri prior to 1870, but William, who would have been an adult by that date, was not living with his parents. He shows up next at age 28 as a resident of Randolph County, Arkansas on 9 Nov 1876 at his marriage to Mary Josephine Wright, 16. The couple had one son, Theodore, who died during his infancy in 1878. William contracted pneumonia and died on 18 Nov 1879 and is buried at Ravenden Springs Cemetery in Randolph, AR. Confusingly, this couple and their son Theodore show up on the 1880 Census of Janes Creek in Randolph, AR living in the home of Arthur and Elizabeth Hindahar.
Guthrie Children: 1
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Surviving Descendants
Autosomal DNA Participants: N/A – No Surviving Descendants

6) EB Guthrie 1851TN-1851TN died in infancy.
The name and gender of this infant is unknown. They died at birth or during the first year of life in Tennessee.

7) EA Guthrie 1852TN-1852TN died in infancy.
This infant is documented as a daughter, her name unknown. She died at birth or during the first year of her life.

8) Altamera Prudence Guthrie 1853TN-1858TN died in early childhood.
This daughter was born on 31 July 1853. I can imagine her parent’s relief after having lost their last two infants, when Altamera Prudence made it past her first year. Yet this daughter was also taken young. She died at five years of age on 9 August 1858 when the family were living in Tennessee.

9) Elenora Cornelia Guthrie 1857TN-1907MO married James N Yale (Children: 0)
The youngest daughter of the family ended up with quite a gap between herself and her closest surviving sibling. She was 13 at the time her parents were enumerated in the 1870 census of Holcomb, Dunklin, MO and the only one of their children still living at home. When she was 20 years old, Ella C Guthrie married widower James N Yale on 19 Nov 1878 in Randolph County, AR. That’s the same location that her brother William James ended up. James Yale was a widower with two children, William F (1870) and Ida M (1873). It does not appear that James and Ella had any children of their own. Both James and Ella died in 1907. He had a spinal infection, and she died of tubercular pneumonia on 18 March 1907 near Avery, Red River, TX. James had died just a month earlier on 4 February.
Yale Children: None
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants

CHILD 8: ANDREW H GUTHRIE (Farmer)
1807TN – 1881TN
Spouse 1: Charity (MNU) (Status – Divorced / No Children)
Spouse 2: Emily Wright (Children: 8)

Andrew H Guthrie was born on 19 Oct 1807 in Sumner County, TN. He should not be confused with A H Guthrie, his first cousin, the son of Robert & Mary (Smith) Guthrie. Andrew married and later divorced Charity (MNU). They had no children. He married Emily Wright in Sumner County, Tennessee on 3 January 1839. This family continued to live in Sumner County.
Children:
1) William Donald Guthrie 1839TN-1863VA (Civil War – Chancellorsville) / Never Married
The middle name of Donald may be from Emily’s side of the family as it is not commonly found in this Guthrie line. William was the eldest child, born on 20 Oct 1839 in Sumner, TN. He was listed in the 1850 and 1860 censuses with his parents and siblings. He signed up to serve in the Confederate States Army when he was only 21 or 22 as a member of the 7th TN Infantry, Company E. He was wounded at Groveton, Virginia on 30 Aug 1862 and was hospitalized at the Culpeper Court House in Virginia after which he received a 30 day furlough. William rejoined his until, but was killed during the Battle at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.

2) James S Guthrie 1841TN-1864VA (Civil War – Johnson’s Mill) / Never Married
Andrew and Emily’s second son was also killed in action during the Civil War. He was not listed with the family during the 1860 census, so he may have already enlisted. He was born on 2 May 1841 in Sumner County, TN. James was 23 at his death at Johnson Mill in Petersburg, Fauquier, VA on 23 Oct 1864.

3) George W Guthrie 1842TN-1864GA (Civil War – Marietta) / Never Married
The third of four sons in the war, George W. Guthrie was born on 26 August 1832 in Sumner County. He was 18 during the 1860 census. He was killed at Marietta, Georgia. The Battle of Marietta was a series of military operations from 9 June to 3 July in Cobb County, Georgia between General Sherman’s Union forces and General Johnston’s Confederate forces entrenched near Marietta.

4) John Montgomery Guthrie 1844TN-1915TN married Almyra Teresa Hogin (Children: 6)
Born on 2 Jun 1844, John Montgomery Guthrie was only 16 during the 1860 census of Sumner County, TN. He was just 18 as an enlisted soldier of the 9th Tennessee Cavalry CSA, Company C. One of four brothers serving the South in the Civil War, he was the only one to survive it. John married Almyra Teresa Hogin in Sumner, TN on 17 Dec 1867. They had 6 children: Julia (c1869-70), Iva Lou (c1869-70), Alexander Lloyd 1871, Emma R (1873), Stanford Ewing (1875), and Arah (1877). They lived in Sumner County, TN where they farmed. Almyra died at 71 years of age on 5 Sep 1914. John outlived her a little more than a year. His death occurred near Port Royal, Robertson, TN on 12 Dec 1915. He was also 71.
Guthrie Children: 6
Y-DNA Project Participants: N0
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

5) Mary Ann Guthrie 1845TN-1902TN married Jefferson Monroe Covington (Children: 0)
The first daughter in the family, Mary Ann Guthrie was born on 30 Nov 1835 in Sumner County, TN. She remained at home with her parents until all of the other children were out of the house. At 36 years of age, the year of her father’s death, Mary Ann married Jefferson Monroe Covington on 6 Dec 1881 in Robertson County, TN. After their marriage they lived in Robertson County. Mary Ann’s widowed mother, Emily lived with them. Jef had children from previous marriages. No children of their own. Mary Ann died 3 Feb 1902 in Robertson County, TN. Her husband survived her, and died in 1918.
Covington Children: None


6) Robert Taylor Guthrie 1847TN-p1900OK married 1st Mary Wise, 2nd Elizabeth Malissa Barnard +children
7) Louisa Tennessee Guthrie 1849TN-1909OK married George Thomas Barrett +children
8) Emma Aldora Guthrie 1851TN-1939TN married Miles H White +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: ?

CHILD 9: EUNICE JANE GUTHRIE (Homemaker)
1809TN – 1840IL
Spouse: Alexander Latimer (Farmer / Soldier – Black Hawk War)

Eunice Jane Guthrie was born on 8 October 1809 in Sumner County, TN. She was married to Alexander Latimer on 1 Oct 1829, the presiding minister being her uncle Rev. Robert Guthrie. The family moved to Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois where she died in 1840 at the age of 30. She is buried in Cherry Grove Cemetery. They were parents to six children. Her husband Alexander remarried on 4 March 1841 to Julia Ann Hart, with whom he had an additional 5 children: Washington Keys Latimer, Pleasant Hart Latimer, Milton Latimer, Sarah Jane Latimer, and Cordelia Ann Latimer. Upon Julia’s death in 1850, Alexander married for a third time on 5 Sep 1850 to Sarah Candace Chesney with whom he had 5 daughters: Narcissa Lenora Latimer, Eliza Alice Latimer, Harriet Ellen Latimer, Clara Candace Latimer and Emma Chesney Latimer.
1) Elizabeth Ann Latimer 1832IL-1842IL died in childhood, aged 10.
2) William Guthrie Latimer 1833IL-1898WA married 1st Martha Pierce +children, 2nd Rosanna Lynch +children
3) Mary Louisa Latimer 1834IL-1914MO married Henderson Ritchie +children
4) James Smith Latimer 1836IL-1893IL married Sarah Ann Beard +children
5) Joseph McDowell Latimer 1838IL-1842IL died in early childhood, aged 3.
6) Robert Alexander Latimer 1840Il-1843IL died in early childhood, aged 2.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: ?

CHILD 10: ANNA MARTHA GUTHRIE (Homemaker)
1812TN – 1862TN
Spouse: Richard Pond (Farmer)
Anna Martha Guthrie was born in 1812 in Sumner County, TN. She married Richard Pond on 13 August 1832 and they lived in Sumner County, TN raising their family of 10 children there. She died on 12 Dec 1862 and is buried in White House, Sumner, TN.
Pond Children: 10
1) William Guthrie Pond 1833TN-1889TN married 1st Nancy J Lane +children, 2nd Malvina Brown
2) Milly Pond 1835TN-p1850TN. No further details.
3) John Luther Smith Pond 1836TN-1905TN married Amanda Frances West +children
4) Stephen Franklin Pond 1840TN-1905TN married Willie Morgan Durham. No known children.
5) Andrew Jackson Pond 1842TN-1904TN married Eliza Griffin +children
6) James Richard Pond 1844TN-1925AR married Mary J M Roberts +children
7) Elizabeth ‘Bettie’ A Pond 1846TN-1906TN married Reuben Thomas ‘Bose’ Searcy +children
8) Sarah A Pond 1847TN-1903TN married Joseph Porter Johnson +children
9) Margaret Victoria Pond 1850TN-p1870TN. No further details.
10) Thomas Etherly Pond 1852TN-1935TN married Sarah Frances Hester +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

CHILD 11: LORENA LUCINDA GUTHRIE (Homemaker)
1815TN – 1850-60TN or KY
Spouse: Alvis Snodgrass Harder
Lorena Lucinda Guthrie was born in Sumner County, TN in 1815, the youngest child of James & Jane (Smith) Guthrie. She married on 18 Jan 1837 to Alvis Snodgrass Harder. They lived in Sumner County, TN. Lucinda’d DOD and location are unknown, but it was sometimes between 1850-1860. Alvis remarried to Elizabeth Harriette by 1860 and was living in Ohio County, Kentucky at that time.
Harder Children: 9
1) Josephus Irvin Harder 1837TN-1919KY married Drucilla Dobbins Carby +children
2) Acenith Angeline Harder 1839TN-1881KY married William W Grant +childen
3) Susan Elizabeth Harder c1843TN-p1880KY. No further details.
4) James R Harder 1843TN-1926KY married Nancy ‘Mittie’ Artie Johnson +children
5) Sarah Malvina Harder 1845TN-1916KY married James W Grant +children
6) Westley Harder 1846TN-a1860 died during childhood.
7) Nicholas A Harder 1849TN – p1860Ky. No further details.
8) William H Harder 1852TN – p1880KY married Mary Jane Carby +children
9) Emily Ann Harder 1855TN-1912KY married Wiley Marion Johnson +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descends from a female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No

READING and RESOURCES

WEBSITE: Sumner County, Tennessee Genealogists Companion

WEBSITE: Sumner County, TN Genealogy (LDS Genealogy)

BOOK:  Guthrie, Laurence R. (1933) ‘American Guthrie and allied families : lineal representations of the colonial Guthries of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina, some post-revolutionary emigrants and of some allied families‘ Digital Repository: Archive.org.

MANUSCRIPT/CORRESPONDENCE: Guthrie, Laurence R. ‘Descendants of James Guthrie: of Maryland and North Carolina‘. Digital images of manuscript. Digital Repository: Family Search.

HISTORICAL TRIVIA: TENNESSEE – THE VOLUNTEER STATE:
The state’s nickname is derived from the outpouring of support during the War of 1812, and again in 1846 when the U.S. declared war against Mexico. During that conflict, a reported 30,000 Tennesseans volunteered and marched against Mexico after the nation had requested just 10 percent of that robust force.

WEBSITE: The Volunteer State Goes to War: A Salute to Tennessee Veterans
The American public was in an expansionist mood in the early 19th century. Fueled by patriotism and faith in Manifest Destiny, the country fixed its gaze westward upon the lands beyond Missouri. Tennesseans flocked to Texas during the 1820s and 1830s to settle territory freshly opened by Mexico, and famous sons like Sam Houston and David Crockett were among the thousands “Gone to Texas.”  READ MORE.

OBITUARY: James Irvin Guthrie

REPORT: Dry Fork Church of the Cumberland Presbyterians – Family Records Part One, Compiled by Theda Pond Womack. Website – Sumner County Genealogy. Digital repository: Rootsweb.

REPORT: Dry Fork Church of the Cumberland Presbyterians – Family Records Part Two, Compiled by Theda Pond Womack. Website – Sumner County Genealogy. Digital repository: Rootsweb.

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