2A-K: Nelly Guthrie
Nelly Guthrie born 1777-1782 SC or GA & (FNU) Reaves/Reives
NELLY GUTHRIE / GUTTERY
Parents: Robert Guthrie / Guttery 1750-52SC – 1799GA and Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ MNU 1756SC – 1825GA
Birth: 1777 – 1782
Birth Location: South Carolina, presumably
Marriage: Prior to 1797 presumably in Georgia
Death: Year Unknown
Death Location: Unknown, but probably in Georgia
Burial Location: Unknown, but probably in Georgia
Birth Location: Unknown
Death: Year Unknown
Death Location: Unknown
Burial Location: Unknown
Nelly is frequently used as a nickname for Helen, Ellen, or Eleanor.
The last will and testament of Robert Guthrie / Guttery, written in 1797, identifies his children by name. The last child to be listed is “Nelly Reaves”. The estate document wherein each legatee signs of on receiving their $1 bequest is torn. Sons William, Leroy, Thomas, and John signed their receipt, as did Daniel Maddox, the husband of daughter Betsy. The bottom fold of the paper is ripped across, so there is no proof as to whether daughters Molly and Nelly received their portion.
The Guthrie / Guttery family had been living in Ninety-Six District, Abbeville County, South Carolina during the 1790 census. Robert Guttery: 3 free white males 16 and up, 0 free white males under 16, 4 females, 0 slaves. [IMG 64 of 154]
There are no Reaves families listed for that location.
There are two Reaves families listed for Ninety-Six District, Spartanburg County [IMG 92 of 154]
Wm Reaves Senr: 1 free white male 16 and up, 1 free white male under 16, 3 females, 0 slaves
Wm Reaves: 1 free white male 16 and up, 1 free white male under 16, 3 females, 0 slaves
See the index for other South Carolina families living there during the first census. There are many Reaves, Reeves, and Reves families listed
READING and RESOURCES
DOCUMENT: The Last Will & Testament of Robert Guthrie – Written 12 April 1797 – Recorded 12 Sep 1799 – Will Book B, Page 72.