Guthrie Genealogy

GENETIC GENEALOGY of GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2A

BRANCH M:   SAMUEL GUTHRIE & CATHERINE STEVENSON

ORIGIN THEORY:

Samuel Guthrie was born in Scotland according to the records, but documentation to prove when, where, and to whom remains unidentified.


It appears that Samuel immigrated to New Jersey where he married and raised his young family. Sometime between 1860 and 1865, he moved them to Green, Mercer, Illinois.


Mercer County, Illinois is home to several Guthrie families, some of which are close neighbors of Samuel Guthrie's family. None of them have a New Jersey connection. Two appear to have gone from Scotland to Canada to Illnois, while a third has connections in Iowa before settling in Mercer County.


It seems possible that the Guthrie men heading these households were either brothers or closely related kin who, after establishing their families, decided to converge on Mercer County, Illinois. The documentation found only gets us so far. It may take DNA to prove their family connection.

The DNA PROJECT:   Guthrie Family Group 2A - Branch M - Undetermined Cluster

Ancestors of Kit #B276145 (Y-DNA Match to GFG2A Project Members)


This man tested at the Y-37 marker level. 


Compared to the group's Mode DNA Results, he has 2 genetic mutations at CDYi and CDYii, which are fast-moving markers.


No cluster determination can be made at this time without an examination of markers Y38-111 for comparison.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS:

c1830-1832: BIRTH of SAMUEL GUTHRIE


The 1860 census of Pequannock, Morris, New Jersey is the first that can be confirmed as belonging to Samuel Guthrie. It lists his DOB as about 1832 based on a stated age of 28 years. The 1870 census of Greene, Mercer, Illinois lists him as being 41 or born about 1829. The 1880 census of Green, Mercer, Illinois lists him as age 50, being born abt 1830. All list his birthplace as Scotland.


1850: US CENSUS of PEQUANNOCK, MORRIS, NEW JERSEY


Since it has been established that Samuel Guthrie was living in Pequannock during the 1860 census, it is quite possible that he is also the Samuel Guthrie living there in 1850.


John Sooter 36, M Machinist, born Scotland

Margaret Sooter 37, F, born Scotland

William Sooter 13, M, born Scotland

Elisabeth Sooter 12, M, born Scotland

Samuel Guthrie 25, M, Laborer, born Scotland

William Delawh 23, M, Laborer, born Ireland

George Johnson 13, M, born Ireland


1852: OLD KIRKPATRICK, DUNBARTON, SCOTLAND


1 June 1852: Then were booked in order to proclamation of marriage SAMUEL GUTHRIE, machinist, and CATHERINE STEVENSON, both residing at Barnill [Bonhill] in this parish. Married at Barnhill [Bonhill] 1st One 1842 by the Rev WM Halley.


Later records tell us that Samuel Guthrie's wife was named Catherine Stevenson. Their eldest known child was born about 1855, so the marriage date for this couple appears to fit perfectly--with one exception. According to that 1850 census, Samuel Guthrie was already living in New Jersey. Is that record wrong? Did Samuel Guthrie go back to Scotland to marry Catherine Stevenson? Does the marriage record refer to another couple, of similar age and name?


1852-1854: BIRTH of CHILD OF UNKNOWN GENDER


The obituary of daughter Mary Catherine Guthrie states that she was the third of seven children of Samuel and Catherine Guthrie. Only 2 children are named in the 1855 census, so this was child #1 or 2 depending on birth order.


1852-1854: BIRTH of DAUGHTER - ANN AUGUSTA GUTHRIE


A presumed child based on the 1855 census data. This daughter would have died young between 1855 and 1859.


1855: BIRTH of DAUGHTER - MARY CATHERINE GUTHRIE


Born in Boonton, Morris County, New Jersey on 17 Feb 1855, Mary Catherine Guthrie moved with her parents to Mercer County, Illinois. She married twice. First to Benjamin Burton Walter, with whom she had a daughter, Mary, and second to William Cornelius Morey, with whom she had two sons and three daughters. Mary Catherine died in Omaha, Nebraska on 22 Jul 1922.


Her obituary, published in The Belleville Telescope on Thursday, Jul 27, 1922 (Newspapers.com) states that she was the third of seven children of Samuel and Catherine Guthrie.

1855: NEW JERSEY STATE CENSUS of PEQUANAC, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY


State censuses were taken in NJ every ten years from 1855-1915. Records did not survive from all counties, but the data does include Morris.


SAMUEL GOTHRIE, Male, White, Residence Year: 1855, Residence Place: Pequanac, Morris, USA, Enumeration District: Hanover and Pequanac Townships, Electoral District: Boonton District in the Township of Pequanac part of the Second, Number 83, Page Number 106

Relatives: 

Wife: CATHERINE

Children: ANN AUGUSTA, MARY C


Note that data for Ann Augusta Guthrie lists her DOB as 1859. This earlier census suggests otherwise. It could also be evidence of a daughter born in 1859 who was named for a sibling who died. Note that son, Samuel George Guthrie, who was born in 1857, is not listed.


1856: NATURALIZATION RECORDS


On 18 September 1856 in Morris County, New Jersey, Samuel Guthrie filed a Declaration of Intensions to become a naturalized citizen of the United States of America.

1857: BIRTH of SON - SAMUEL GEORGE GUTHRIE


Samuel George Guthrie was born on 3 May 1857 in Pequannock, Morris, New Jersey. His Iowa death record lists his parents as Samuel Guthrie and Katherine Stevenson. He was enumerated with the family in the 1860 census, and made the move west to settle in Greene, Mercer County, Illinois where he grew up working as a farm laborer.


Sometime in or about 1888, he married Mary Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Blocklinger, the daughter of Anton & Barbara (Houdek) Blochlinger. They had three children: Dorothy 'Dora' Catherine Guthrie (1890KS-1970IL), Earl S Guthrie (1891KS-1933IA), and Claude Frank Guthrie (1893KS-1962).


In March of 1905, The Daily Times announced that Samuel Guthrie had moved his family and household effects to Muscatine Island where he had plans to engage in the sweet potato raising industry.


The Muscatine Journal also included mentions of birthday parties, and a serious situation when son Claude Guthrie was taken to Hershey Memorial Hospital (1905) for emergency surgery for appendicitis.


Samuel died in Muscatine, Iowa on 16 Jul 1918. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery. His widow, Lizzie, survived him. She continued to live in Muscatine during the 1920s, but by 1930 was living in Wyanet, Bureau, Illinois with her daughter, Dorothy C Olds, and family. Lizzie died in 1955 and is also buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa.

1859: BIRTH of DAUGHTER - ANNA AUGUSTA GUTHRIE


According to online trees, Anna Augusta Guthrie was born on 7 Dec 1859, possibly in Boon, Morris, New Jersey. She may have been named for an older sibling who died young, as evidenced by mentions of a daughter by this name in the 1855 census.


Anna married William James Adams on 5 Mar 1885 in Mercer, Illinois. They moved to Lincoln, Clay County, Iowa.


Anna died in Clay County, Iowa on 29 Nov 1949.


1860: US CENSUS of PEQUANNOCK, MORRIS, NEW JERSEY (Post Office: Boonton)


SAMUEL GUTHRY, 28, M, Laborer, Real Estate Value (Blank), Personal Estate Value: 200, Birthplace: Scotland

CATHARINE GUTHRY, 32, F, Birthplace: Scotland

MARY GUTHRY, 5, F, Birthplace: Morris Co, NJ

SAMUEL G GUTHRY, 3, M, Birthplace: Morris Co, NJ

ANNA A GUTHRY, 1, F, Birthplace: Morris Co, NJ


1862: BIRTH of SON - WILLIAM JOHN GUTHRIE


William John Guthrie was born on 24 August 1862 in Old Gilchrist, Illinois (Death Record), the first child born to the family while living in Illinois. He was enumerated with the family in Green, Mercer, Illinois in 1870 and 1880. He married Alice Mae Turner on 24 Apr 1889, and they became parents to 6 known children: Alice Pearl Guthrie (1890-1978), Mabel M Guthrie (1891-1976), William LeRoy Guthrie (1893-1921), Maude Guthrie (1898-1986), Frank Guthrie (b.1901), and Grace Guthrie (b.1904).


William was a teamster. His occupation at the time of his death was house mover. He died on 4 Jun 1921 at Galesburg, Knox, Illinois after 6 days in the Galesburg Hospital, and was buried at Viola Cemetery on 8 Jun 1921. His usual residence at the time of his death was Green, Mercer, IL.


1865: AGRICULTURAL SCHEDULE of GREEN, MERCER, ILLINOIS (3 Jul 1865)


SAMUEL GUTHRIE: 

White Persons 10 and Under: 2M, 4F, White Persons over 20 and not over 40: 1M, White Persons over 40 and not over 50: 1F, Total White Persons: 3 Males, 5 Females

NOTE: Samuel's name is listed directly above the enumeration of the household for WM GUTHRIE


WM GUTHRIE: 

White Persons 10 and Under: 3M, 2F, White Persons over 10 and not over 20: 1M; White Persons over 30 and not over 40: 1F, White Persons over 40 and not over 50: 1M, Total White Persons: 5 Males, 3 Females


1865: BIRTH of DAUGHTER - CHRISTINA 'TINA' KAY GUTHRIE


Born either in Gilchrist or Green, Mercer County, Illinois on 17 Jul 1865. Tina married John H Dorman (1861-1929) on 15 April 1893. They were parents to 4 known children: Clayton Greer Dorman (1895-1963), William Wallace Dorman (1897-1979), Ruth E Dorman (1900-1984), and Hugh Boyd Dorman (1902-1986). Tina remained a widow after John's death in 1929, and continued to live in Mercer County. She died on 27 Feb 1940, and is buried at Viola Cemetery.


1870: US CENSUS of GREENE, MERCER, ILLINOIS (Post Office: Viola)


GUTHRIE, SAMUEL 41, M, W, Farmer, Value of Real Estate: 2400, Value of Personal Estate: 9000, Birthplace: Scotland, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth, Male Citizen of the US 21 Years and Up

_____ CATHARINE, 50, F, W, Keeping house, Birthplace: Scotland, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth

_____ MARY C, 15, F, W, Birthplace: New Jersey, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended school within the year

_____ SAMUEL G, 13, M, W, Farmer, Birthplace: New Jersey, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended school within the year

_____ Ann A, 10, F, W, Birthplace: New Jersey, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended school within the year

_____ WILLIAM J 6, M, W, Birthplace: Illinois, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended school within the year

_____ CHRISTINE, 4, F, W, Birthplace: Illinois, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth


NEXT DOOR TO:

GUTHRIE, WILLIAM, 52, M, W, Farmer, Value of Real Estate (Blank), Value of Personal Estate (Blank), Birthplace: Scotland, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth, (Not listed as a US Citizen)

_____CATHARINE 38, F, W, Keeping house, Birthplace: Scotland, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth

_____CATHARINE, 15, F, W, Birthplace: Canada, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended school within the year

_____ANN, 13, F, W, Birthplace: Canada, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended school within the year

_____JOHN, 8, M, W, Birthplace: Canada, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended school within the year

_____EDWARD, 6, M, W, Birthplace: Illinois, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth, Attended school within the year

_____DUNCAN, 4, M, W, Birthplace: Illinois, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth

_____PHILLIM S, 2, M, W, Birthplace: Illinois, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth


William Guthrie was first married to Jean Totten in High Church, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Their marriage record dated 17 Apr 1842 lists both as being of High Church parish. They were parents to 5 known children. Canadian immigration occurred about 1851. Jean reportedly died about 1860. This may have prompted William's move to Illinois. He was in Green, Mercer, IL by 1865 when he was enumerated in the Agriculture Schedule next to Samuel Guthrie. William remarried in Illinois between 1868-1870 to a Mrs Catherine (MNU) McRae, who was the mother of 6 McRae children. She had an additional 2 children, Sarah and Farquhar, with William Guthrie. During his time in Mercer County, William Guthrie was both a farmer and coal miner.


NEXT DOOR TO:

GUTHRIE, EDWARD, 38, M, W, Farmer, Value of Real Estate: 3200, Value of Personal Estate: 400, Birthplace: Scotland, Parentage: Father and Mother of Foreign Birth, Male Citizen of the US 21 Years and Up

_____SARAH J, 30, F, W, Keeping House, Birthplace: Ohio

_____WILLIAM H, 12, M, W, Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Parentage: Father of Foreign Birth, Attended School within the Year

_____ELIZABETH J, 9, F, W, Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Parentage: Father of Foreign Birth, Attended School within the year

_____EDWARD H, 7, M, W, Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Parentage: Father of Foreign Birth, Attended School within the year

_____MARTHA A, 4, F, W, Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Parentage: Father of Foreign Birth
_____JAMES E, 2, M, W, Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Parentage: Father of Foreign Birth
MILES, SARAH, 75, F, W, Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Cannot Write

Edward Guthrie and family may have been living in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa in 1860. By 1863, a Civil War Draft Registration places Edward Guthrie in Green, Mercer County, Illinois. He and his family were enumerated there in 1870, but by 1880, they were in Rush, Rooks, Kansas where I have lost track of them. 


1880: US CENSUS of GREEN, MERCER, ILLINOIS (Post Office: Viola)


GUTHRIE, SAMUEL, W, M, 50, Married, Farmer, Born: Scotland, Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Ireland

GUTHRIE, CATHERINE, W, F, 59, Wife, Married, Keeping House, Born: Scotland, Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Scotland

WALTERS, MARY C, W, F, 25, Dau., Widowed/Divorced, Seamstress, Born: New Jersey, Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Scotland

GUTHRIE, SAMUEL, W, M, 23, Son, Farm Laborer, Born: New Jersey, Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Scotland

GUTHRIE, ANNA A, W, F, 20, Dau., Domestic Servant, Born: Illinois, Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Scotland

GUTHRIE, WILLIAM J, W, M, 16, Son, Farm Laborer, Born: Illinois, Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Scotland

GUTHRIE, CHRISTINA H, W, F, 14, Dau., At School, Born: Illinois, Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Scotland

WALTERS, MARY, W, F, 3, Granddaughter, Born: Illinois, Father Born: Illinois, Mother Born: New Jersey


NEXT DOOR TO:

GUTHRIE, WILLIAM, W, M, 59, Married, Born:(Illegible), Father Born:(Blank), Mother Born: (Blank)

GUTHRIE, CATHERINE, W, F, 49, Wife, Married, Keeping house, Born: Canada W., Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Ireland

GUTHRIE, JOHN, W, M, 17, Son, Farm Laborer, Attended School within the Year, Born: Canada W., Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Canada

GUTHRIE, EDWARD, W, M, 15, Son, Farm Laborer, Attended School within the Year, Born: Illinois, Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Canada

GUTHRIE, DUNCAN, W, M, 14, Son, Farm Laborer, Attended School within the Year, Born: Canada W., Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Canada

GUTHRIE, SARAH, W, F, 8, Daughter, At School, Born: Illinois, Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Canada

GUTHRIE, FARQUHAR, W, M, 7, Son, At School, Born: Illinois, Father Born: Scotland, Mother Born: Canada


1887: GUTHRIE COAL MINE (POSSIBLE MATCH)

Guthrie Coal Mine operated by Samuel Guthrie 1884-1887. a shaft mine at a depth of 41 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4-1/2 feet in thickness.


1889: DEATH of SAMUEL GUTHRIE


Samuel Guthrie died on 1 Feb 1889 in Mercer County, Illinois. He was buried at Viola Cemetery.


1900: US CENSUS of GREENE, MERCER, ILLINOIS


CATHERINE GUTHRIE, 79, is living in the household of her son, William Guthrie, and his wife Alice and family. William's record lists his father's birthplace as Ireland rather than Scotland. Catherine's record also lists her as having had only 1 child and 1 living child. Errors?


1909: DEATH of CATHERINE (STEVENSON) GUTHRIE


Catherine died 2 January 1909 in Bethany, Moultrie, Illinois. She was buried at Viola Cemetery in Mercer County, Illinois.