Guthrie Genealogy

GENETIC GENEALOGY of GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2A

David Morrow Miller & Mary Ellen Davidson & Martha Emeline Miller

GFG2A - BRANCH B - CLUSTER 1

David Morrow Guthrie

Son of James G. Guthrie & Margaret Phillips

Born: 28 May 1824

Location: Boone County, Missouri

Married 1st: Mary Ellen Davidson 21 Sep 1851

Married 2nd: Martha Emeline Miller in 1868

Occupation: Farmer

Died: 16 Mar 1914

Location: Bridgeport, Polk, Oregon

Buried: Dallas Cemetery

Mary Ellen Davidson

Daughter of (Unknown) Davidson

Born: 13 March 1836

Location: Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Sons: Harvey Ellis, Aaron, James Thomas, David J, Henry

Daughters: Sarah Margaret

Died: 23 Oct 1860

Location: Dallas, Polk, Oregon

Buried: Dallas Cemetery

Martha Emeline Miller

Daughter of Silas Miller & Susan T. Sutton

Born: 5 Oct 1845

Location: Illinois

Sons: David Almanzon, George Hamilton, Jonathan Finley, Odis Martin, Joseph Lee, Layton Armond, Forest Leroy

Daughters: Mary Ellen, Martha Jane, Lillie May

Died: 12 March 1891

Location: Polk County, Oregon

Buried: Dallas Cemetery

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

1824: BIRTH of DAVID MORROW GUTHRIE in BOONE, MISSOURI
David was born to James & Polly Guthrie in May 1824.  

David M. (Morrow) Guthrie was stated as being of Scotch ancestry in “An Illustrated History of The State Of Oregon” by Rev. H. K. Hines, D.D., Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1903. 

1830: CENSUS of CEDAR, BOONE, MISSOURI
The James Guthrie Household (Possible Match):
1M & 1F 30-40 (1790-1800), 1F 15-20 (1810-1815), 2M 10-15 (1815-1820), 3M 5-10 (1020-1825), 2M & 1F <5 (1825-1830) 

1840: CENSUS of WALKER, COLE, MISSOURI
The James Guthrie Household (Possible Match): 1M & 1F 40-50 (1790-1800), 4M & 1F 20-30 (1810-1820), 2M 15-20 (1820-1825), 1M & 1F 10-15 (1825-1830), 1M & 1F 5-10 (1830-1835) 1M <5 (1835-1840) 

1849: RESIDENCE in POLK, OREGON TERRITORY
David Guthrie, 1849 Apportionment Census of Polk, Oregon

1850: CENSUS of POLK, OREGON TERRITORY 
The Gutherie Household:
David Gutherie 26 MO Farmer, Robt M Gutherie 20 MO Farmer, Seaborn Thornton 34 MO Farmer, B.F. Nichols 27 MO Farmer

1851: MARRIAGE
David Morrow Guthrie married Mary Ellen Davidson in Polk, Oregon on 21 Sep 1851.
 

1853: BIRTH of SON, HENRY ELLIS GUTHRIE
Henry was born on 7 July 1853 in Polk County, Oregon to Mary Ellen (Davidson) Guthrie. He married Fannie B. Davis in 1876. They had 1 son and 3 daughters. Moved to NW Monmouth, Polk, OR. There is currently no DNA Project representative for Henry's line.

1855: BIRTH & DEATH of SON, BABY BOY GUTHRIE
David & Mary Ellen had an unnamed baby boy who was born & died on 2 June 1855.

1856: BIRTH of SON, JAMES T. GUTHRIE
James was born on 27 Aug 1856 in Polk County, Oregon to Mary Ellen (Davidson) Guthrie. He married Nancy E. (LNU). He died 10 Nov 1927 in Polk County, Oregon. 2 known sons. There is currently no DNA Project representative for James' line.

1856: BIRTH of SON, DAVID J. GUTHRIE
David was reportedly born on 28 Nov 1856, but this would've only been 3 months after his brother James was born. His death date is reported as 16 May 1857. The dates are obviously wrong or there is an error associating him with David & Mary Ellen.

1859: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, SARAH M. GUTHRIE
Sarah was born to Mary Ellen (Davidson) Guthrie in 1859. She was listed with her parents in 1860 and 1870. Nothing further is known. 

1860: CENSUS of BRIDGEPORT, POLK, OREGON
The Guthrie Household:
 DH 36 Farmer Missouri, ME 24 Indiana, HE 7 Oregon, JT 3 Oregon, SM 1 Oregon, S.Harris 25 laborer Missouri

Value Real Estate: 11,200; Value Personal Estate: 6630 

This census was dated as 1 Aug 1860. 

1860: DEATH of WIFE, MARY ELLEN (DAVIDSON) GUTHRIE
Mary died on 23 Oct 1860 in Dallas, Polk, Oregon.

1868: MARRIAGE
David Morrow Guthrie married his 2nd wife Martha Emeline Miller in 1868 in Polk County, Oregon. 

1869: BIRTH of SON, DAVID A. GUTHRIE
The first child of David and his 2nd wife Martha was David A. Guthrie who was born in September of 1869 in Polk County, Oregon. David was listed with his parents in the censuses of 1870, 1880 and 1900. He was still single in 1900. No further information is known. No current representative in the DNA Project for David A. Guthrie.

1870: CENSUS of BRIDGEPORT, POLK, OREGON
The Gutherie Household: David 46 Farm 12,300 Real Estate Value, 4,383 Personal Property Value, Missouri; Martha 24 Keeping House, Illinois; Henry 16 Oregon; James 13 Oregon; Sarah 11 Oregon; David 9/12 Oregon.

1870: BIRTH of SON, GEORGE GUTHRIE
George was born in Polk County, Oregon, probably in Bridgeport, in 1870. He died on 5 Nov 1871.

1874: BIRTH of SON, JOSEPH LEE GUTHRIE
Joseph was born in May 1874 in Polk, Oregon, probably in Bridgeport. He seems to have remained a bachelor. Died 9 Sep 1918 in Polk, Oregon.  

1874: BIRTH of SON, ODIS M. GUTHRIE
Family trees list his birth as 'about 1874', so there is no indication that he was a twin of Joseph Lee Guthrie. Odis was listed with his parents in the census of 1880, but not in 1900. During that 20-yr period, he either moved out or died. Nothing further is known. No current representative for Odis' line in the DNA Project.

1876: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, MARY E. GUTHRIE
Mary was born Oct 1876 in Polk, Oregon, probably in Bridgeport. She was listed with her parents in the census of 1880 and 1900. Nothing further is known. 

1878: BIRTH of SON, LAYTON ARMOND GUTHRIE
Layton is the ancestor of DNA PROJECT representative Douglas Lee Dalton. Layton was born on 1 March 1878, most likely in Bridgeport, Polk, Oregon. He married Lillie Embree in 1902. They were the parents of 2 sons and 1 daughter. Layton died 18 May 1918 in Dallas, Polk, Oregon.

1879: BIRTH of SON, FOREST LEROY GUTHRIE
Forest was born in May of 1879. He was listed with his parents in the censuses of 1880 and 1900. He married Edith (LNU). After his mother, Martha Emeline (Miller) Guthrie died, his father, David Morrow Guthrie, was listed as a member of his household in 1910. 2 known sons. He died 28 Jan 1927. No current DNA Project representative for Forest's line.  

1880: CENSUS of BRIDGEPORT, POLK, OREGON
The Guthrie Household: David M. 56 Farmer MO VA VA, Martha E. 50 Keeping House IL IN KY, David A 10 Works on Farm OR MO IL, Odis M 6 OR MO IL, Joseph 5 OR MO IL, Mary E 3 OR MO IL, Amar 2 OR MO IL, Forest L 1 OR MO IL, Thomas D Pheifer (listed as son) 23 Farm Laborer IA MO MO.

Is the listing for Thomas Pheifer as a son acurate? Illegitimate children would account for the 3 extra children David is credited with whom we do not have listed among the 14 known children of his two wives.  Thomas was born in Iowa while David was living in Oregon, so unless there was a reason for David to be in Iowa at that time, this might simply be a census error. Note another possible error: The birth location of David's parents is listed as Virginia.

1881: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, MARTHA JANE 'JENNIE' GUTHRIE
Jennie was born on 25 February 1881 in Polk County, Oregon. She was listed with her parents' household in the 1900 Census. She died 24 Feb 1926 in Newberg, Oregon. Nothing further is known.

1883: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, MARY L. GUTHRIE
Mary was born in February of 1883 in Polk County, Oregon. She was listed in her parent's household in the 1900 Census. Is this the same person as Lillie May Guthrie born 20 Feb 1883? Lillie married Clarence Whiteside. They had 2 sons. She died on 13 Dec 1962.

1891: DEATH of WIFE, MARTHA EMELINE (MILLER) GUTHRIE
Martha died on 12 March 1891 in Polk County, Oregon. 

1900: CENSUS of FALLS CITY, POLK, OREGON
The Guthrie Household:
David M. 76 widowed MO VA VA Farmer, David A 30 OR MO IL Farm Laborer, Joseph 26 OR MO IL Farm Laborer, Mary E 23 OR MO IL, Laton 22 OR MO IL Farm Laborer, Forest L 21 OR MO IL Farm Laboerer, Martha J 19 OR MO IL, Mary L 17 OR MO IL, Mary J Guthrie sister in law 67 TN TN TN, Joseph Bedford servant 68 Michiganx3

Again, the birthplace of David's parents is listed as Virginia.

1910: CENSUS of BRIDGEPORT, POLK, OREGON
The Guthrie Household:
 Forest 30 Farmer OR MO IL married x6yrs, Edith 23 OR OR OR marriedx6yrs 1 child 1 living, Hubert 3 OR OR OR, David 85 MO VA PA widowed

Now David's father is listed as being born in Virginia and his mother in Pennsylvania.

There seems to be a little confusion by David about his parents' birth locations.

1913: DEATH of DAVID MORROW GUTHRIE
David died in Bridgeport, Polk, Oregon in 1913. He is probably also buried there. 

 

 

 

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