D: George Guthrie & Annie White

ORIGIN THEORIES of GFG1A BRANCH D

George Leonard Guthrie c1845MD-p1882 & Annie Maria White
of Worcester & Wicomico, Maryland and Nansemond, Virginia

Like all of the branches of Guthrie Family Group 1A, the descendants of George & Maria (White) Guthrie have a claim on the historical lineage tied to the Guthries of Guthrie. The shared genetic line is proven to have shared direct paternal ancestry with the Guthries of Craigie going back to James Guthrie & Christian Scott, the parents of the first Baron Guthrie of Craigie. Does George Guthrie’s line come from one attached to a descendant of that couple, or a forebearer?

There are currently three American centers of activity for GFG1A. The main hub is found in Middlesex County, Virginia with Branch B progenitor John Guthrie and his wife Elizabeth Baskett. Pennsylvania is the home of Branch C’s William Guthrie and Jane Steele, who are far more recent arrivals to the USA. Branches D and E are both found in Worcester County, Maryland

The two Worcester lineages could be interrelated within the group.

THE GUTHRIE DNA PROJECT

Guthrie Family Group: GFG1A
Group Designation: Branch D – (The Guthries of Worcester, MD)

Haplogroup: R-M269
Confirmed Haplogroup: R-Y62042

YDNA Matches:
Kit 846168 (+FF)
George Leonard Guthrie 1845MD-p1882 & Annie Maria White (GGP) +more


Family Finder / Autosomal DNA Kits:
None


Findings:

The YDNA participant matches the genetic profile of GFG1A. He has tested at the Y111 marker level and has 6 mutations compared to Group Mode DNA.

DYS392 = 14 (Group Mode 13) matches Kit 290792, which is from GFG1A Branch E, the other Worcester, MD line.

CDYa = 38 (Group Mode 37) is a fast moving marker.

DYS557 = 18 (Group Mode 17) is unique to this participant.

DYS712 = 17 (Group Mode 18) is shared with 3 others including two descendants of James Guthrie & Christian Scott.

DYS504 = 16 (Group Mode 17) is unique to this participant.

DYS513 = 12 (Group Mode 13) is shared with 3 other participants including two descendants of James Guthrie & Christian Scott.

Shared mutations at DYS392 and CDYa, as well as a regional connection in Worcester, MD suggest that Branches D and E may be more closely related than the overall common group ancestor.

Shared variances at DYS712 and DYS513 could indicate descent from James Guthrie & Christian Scott. However, less than half of the group has tested at the Y111 level, so the finding could be more common.

THE FAMILY of GEORGE LEONARD GUTHRIE & ANNA MARIA WHITE

GEORGE LEONARD GUTHRIE
Parents: Unknown
Born: c1845
Location: Maryland, probably Worcester County
Marriage: Annie Maria White 1860-1863 in Maryland
Occupation: Laborer, Sawmill Hand
Death: 1881-1892
Location: Unconfirmed, probably Nansemond, Virginia
Buried: Unknown, probably Nansemond, Virginia


ANNA MARIA WHITE
Parents: Robert White & Mary Ann McVey (Online Trees)
Born: 1843
Location: Maryland, USA
Sons: William Wesley Guthrie, Alfred Winfield Guthrie
Daughters: Mary Louise Guthrie
Marriage 2: William D Oliver on 31 Mar 1892 in Suffolk, Virginia
Death: 24 Dec 1919
Location: Williamsburg, James City, Virginia, USA
Buried: Suffolk, Virginia, USA


CHILDREN:

MARY LOUISE GUTHRIE
1866MD-1953NC

Mary Louise Guthrie was born in Maryland on 31 July 1866. She lived in Wicomico, Maryland and then Nasemond, Virginia with her family before her marriage to James Daniel Sumner on 17 May 1883. They were parents to 8 children. James was a blacksmith. Between 1900-1910 they moved to Burgaw, Pender, North Carolina. James was employed in the Saw Mill. Mary died in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina on 12 Dec 1953. She is buried at the Burgaw cemetery in Pender County.

Children: 8

Sumner Sons: Thomas Mills Sumner, Samuel Lawrence Sumner, Preston Sumner, James Daniel Sumner, John Lewis Sumner
Sumner Daughters: Maryana Sumner, Daisy Bell Sumner, Annie Sumner

Family Finder Participants: None


WILLIAM WESLEY GUTHRIE
1877MD-1951VA

William Wesley Guthrie was the eldest son of the family born on 10 Sep 1877 in Maryland. The family had moved to Nansemond, Virginia by the time he was three. William married Alida L Matthews on 25 Nov 1894 in Gates, North Carolina. He worked as a Carriage Painter, a truck driver on a farm, and painter. They lived in Suffolk, Virginia and had 5 children. William died in Suffolk on 27 Oct 1951.

Children: 5

Sons: George Leenwoord Guthrie, William Horace Guthrie, Algerd L Guthrie
Daughters: Grace Bell Guthrie, Pearl A Guthrie

Family Finder Participants: None


ALFRED WINFIELD GUTHRIE
1882VA-1931VA

Alfred Winfield Guthrie was born 19 Feb 1882 in Nansemond County, Virginia. He was twenty at the time of his marriage to 16 year old Emma Rose Small on 14 Oct 1902. They were parents to 10 children, including a son who died in infancy. Alfred was a plumber and worked in that industry. He died at only 49 years of age on 4 Jun 1931. Emma survived him by 37 years. She died 1 Dec 1968. Both ar buried in Suffolk.

Children: 10

Sons: Alfred Rawles Guthrie, (Baby Boy) Guthrie, Shirley ‘Gus’ Winfield Guthrie, George Edward Guthrie, Carlton Raymond Guthrie, Frank Preston Guthrie
Daughters: Virginia Irene Guthrie, Thelma Louise Guthrie, Bernice Mae Guthrie, Anna Mary Guthrie.

Y-DNA Project Participants: Yes
Family Finder Participants: Yes

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

1840-1850: BIRTH of GEORGE GUTHRIE

First comes the question of his name. George’s son Alfred’s marriage record lists him as George L Guthrie. The transcription of daughter Mary’s marriage record lists him as George H. Guthrie. Alternate names found in trees shows him as George William Guthrie.

Depending upon the census records you choose as belonging to this George Guthrie, he was born sometime between 1840-1850 (c1845). His parents may have been George & Ann Guthrie listed in the 1850 district 2 census of Worcester, MD.

c1843: BIRTH of ANNIE MARIA WHITE
Maryland, USA

Annie Maria White was born in Maryland about 1843 (alternate DOB as early as 24 Jun 1839) to Robert & Mary White.

1850: US CENSUS of MARYLAND
Worcester County, Maryland, USA

GUTHERY HOUSEHOLD: Jno Guthery 50 farmer birthplace unknown, Ann Guthery 35 Ann Guthery 6 George Guthery 10 James Guthery 5 Charlott Guthery 3 Charles Guthery 2. 

US CENSUS of MARYLAND
Distict 7, Cecil County, Maryland, USA

WHITE HOUSEHOLD: John White 44 mason real estate 300, Mary White 23, Mary White 17, John White 14, Elizabeth White 13, Margaret White 11, Ann White 9, Sarah White 6, William White 2, Josephine White 1. All listed with a birthplace of Maryland.

1860: US CENSUS of MARYLAND
Costens, Worcester, Maryland, USA

John H Hancock 31; Elizabeth Hancock 21; Leonard Guthrie 15 [Another entry for a George Guthrie, 22 (b.1838) is listed on the farm of Elijah Brittingham and family in the same location as above.]

1860: US CENSUS of MARYLAND
Coulbournes, Worcester, Maryland, USA (Post Office: Snow Hill)

Ann M White, 17, is found in the household of Benjamin & Priscilla Cummans working as a domestic servant.

1860-1866: MARRIAGE of GEORGE GUTHRIE & ANNIE MARIA WHITE

It is presumed that George & Annie married before the birth of their daughter Mary in 1866. No marriage record found. There is a Civil War Draft Registration for a George Guthrie of Sandy Hill (corresponding to the one born in 1838) with a marital status of ‘married’ on 1 July 1863.

1866: BIRTH of DAUGHTER – MARY LOUISE GUTHRIE
Maryland, USA on 31 July 1866

Mary Louise Guthrie was probably born in Salisbury, Wicomico, Maryland on 31 July 1866.

1870: US CENSUS of MARYLAND
Salisbury, Wicomico, Maryland, USA

GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: George Guthne 25 day laborer; Anna Guthrie 27; Mary Guthrie 3

1877: BIRTH of SON – WILLIAM WESLEY GUTHRIE
Salisbury, Wicomico, Maryland, USA

Willie was born on 10 Sep 1877 in Maryland sometime prior to the family’s move to Nansemond County, Virginia.

1880: US CENSUS of MARYLAND
Cypress, Nansemond, Virginia, USA

GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: George Guthne, 25, Sawmill Hand; Anna Guthne 27; Mary Guthne 12, Willie Guthrie 4

1881-1892: DEATH of GEORGE GUTHRIE
Nansemond County, Virginia, USA – Probably

George Guthrie died in his late thirties or early forties of unknown causes. No death record found. His youngest son would have been conceived in 1881. His widow remarried in 1892. So the death occurred between those years.

1882: BIRTH of SON – ALFRED WINFIELD GUTHRIE
Nansemond County, Virginia, USA

Alfred was born in Virginia, probably in Suffolk, Nansemond County on 19 Feb 1882.

1892: MARRIAGE of ANNIE GUTHRIE & WILLIAM D OLIVER
Suffolk, Nansemond, Virginia, USA on 31 Mar 1892

1900: US CENSUS of VIRGINIA
Suffolk, Nansemond, Virginia, USA

GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: William W Guthrie 23 carriage painter, Elida L Guthrie 24 wife, George L Guthrie 4 son, Grace B Guthrie 2 daughter, William H Guthrie 3/12 son, Alford L Guthrie 2/12 son, Annie M Oliver 57 mother, William D Oliver 43 father-in-law drayman.

1900-1910: PRESUMED DEATH of WILLIAM D OLIVER

Annie’s second husband, William D Oliver, was alive in 1900 to be listed with her at her son Willie’s home. Her commitment papers at the Eastern State Hospital in 1909 listed her as married. By the 1910 census, she is listed as a widow.

1910: US CENSUS of VIRGINIA
Eastern State Hospital, Williamsburg, James City, Virginia, USA

Inmate: Annie Oliver, Female, White, 67, Widowed, born in Maryland, parents both born in Maryland

“The Eastern State Hospital, built in 1773 in colonial Williamsburg, was the first public facility in the US constructed solely for the care and treatment of the mentally ill. The hospital’s patients were moved in the 20th century to a new facility outside Williamsburg. By 1935 the ESH housed some 2000 patients with no more land for expansion. The original building had been burned but was reconstructed in 1985. Today it operates as a museum about the treatment of mental illness.” {SOURCE}

1919: DEATH of ANNIE WHITE GUTHRIE OLIVER
Eastern State Hospital, Williamsburg, James City, Virginia, USA

Annie’s death certificate reveals that she had been in residence in the city 10 years, 11 months 10 days. Based on the 1910 census, that seems to indicate that she was a patient at the Eastern State Hospital during that time. Also confirmed by the death certificate where B. I. Bell signed that he attended Annie from 22 Jan 1909 – 24 Dec 1919. She died of cerebral hemorrhage. The certificate also mentions her commitment papers as a source of data for her death certificate rather than a family member.



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