Guthrie Genealogy

GENETIC GENEALOGY of GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2A

William Thomas Guthrie & Sally Meritt Eades & Ellen Amelia Anthony

GFG2A - BRANCH B - CLUSTER 1

William Thomas Guthrie

Son of Samuel Guthrie & Elizabeth Hope

Born: 1824

Location: Mercer County, Kentucky, USA

Married 1st: SME 5 Jan 1852

Married 2nd: EAA Before July 1860

Occupation: Farmer

Died: 1881

Location: Purdin, Linn County, Missouri, USA

Buried: Unknown, presumably in Missouri

Sally Meritt Eades

Daughter of (Unknown) Eades

Born: c1836

Location: Unknown

Sons: None

Daughters: Elizabeth Jennie, Berthena

Died: 8 Dec 1858

Location: Linn County, Missouri

Buried: Old Linneus Cemetery, Linn, Missouri

Ellen Amelia Anthony

Daughter of William T Anthony & Rachel Whatley

Born: 31 March 1843

Location: New York, USA

Sons: James William, David L, Samuel H, Richard Daniel, Harry B

Daughters: Veneida Ann Hope, Ella, Mary J, Sarah E, Minnie C, Clara E

Died: 24 February 1879

Location: Livingston County, Missouri, USA

Buried: Van Horne Cemetery

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

1824: BIRTH of WILLIAM THOMAS GUTHRIE

Although many online trees list the birthplace of William Thomas Guthrie and his siblings as Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky that might be a reference to the modern names given to old locations. Boyle County was formed from Lincoln and Mercer Counties on 15 Feb 1842. It was not until after the War of 1812 that Bullock and Hall organized plans for a village near Harbeson's Station, a fort along the Chaplain River, but that fort had been established as early as 1781. During the late 1830s, a row of buildings along the river formed the basis of Perryville, now called "Merchants' Row". {SOURCE

William's parents were married in Mercer County, KY in 1819 and the Saml Guthrie Household was enumerated there in 1830. So it is probable that William was born in Mercer County. Since Perryville was established at Harbeson's Station it it possible that the Guthries were living in the area at the time, especially since William's maternal grandmother was a Harbison.

1830: CENSUS of MERCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY

William would've been enumerated with his parents. This is the only Samuel Guthrie household listed in the area. The numbers are off a bit from what we know. William would be one of the 2M in the <5 category, but there are also 1M and 1F in that same category we don't have listed on the family group sheet. This might account for the 8-year gap between William's and Rachel's birth reflecting 2 children who did not survive to adulthood. 

SAML GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: 1M 30-39 (1791-1800), 1F 20-29 (1801-1810),1M 10-14 (1816-1820),1M 5-9 (1821-1825), 2M&1F<5 (1826-1830), 2M &1F slave <10. 

1840: CENSUS of MERCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY

ELIZ GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: 1F 30-39, 1M 10-14, 1M & 1F 5-9, 1M & 1F <5.

By 1840 William's father had gone his separate ways. No documentation has been found to date about the situation as to whether an actual divorce was involved. He was the oldest boy left on the farm in 1840.

1842: BOYLE COUNTY FORMATION

On 15 Feb 1842, Boyle County was formed from Mercer and Lincoln Counties. The family farm fell into the Boyle County area.

1850: CENSUS of DISTRICT 1, BOYLE COUNTY, KENTUCKY

GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: Elisabeth 50, 2000 KY; William T 23 farmer KY; Rachel A 18 KY; Harvy L 17 KY; Margaret J 15 KY; James B 13 KY. 

Although William is an adult by the time of the 1850 census, his mother is still listed as the head of household. Perhaps because he was not the eldest son of the family.

1852: MARRIAGE to SALLY MERITT EADES

William & Sally were married on 5 Jan 1852 in Garrard County, Kentucky. This marriage produced two daughters. Little is known by the family about Sally herself including her cause of death and burial location.

1853: EMIGRATION from KY to MO

The young couple moved a farm about 17 miles north of Chilicothe, Livingston, Missouri. A comment posted on Ancestry: Don Guthrie to his grandsons on 11/4/71, "William Thomas Guthrie made the big jump west to Missouri probably between 1840 & 1845 (note this is too early as he is enumerated in the 1850 KY census as a single man). He went down the Ohio river up the Mississippi & Missouri rivers to Brunswick, Missouri. From there he rode horse to Livingston county where he taught the settlers to grow tobacco. I know nothing about his first wife by whom he had several children, only one of whom survived to adult years."

1854: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, ELIZABETH JENNIE GUTHRIE

Born in October of 1854, census records list Jennie's birth location as Missouri. She was married twice. First to John F Sidener by 1876. John Sidener's death date is unknown. Jennie remarried on 31 Aug 1892 to John Fletcher Mills in Linneus, Linn, Missouri. He was born 18 Nov 1844 in Casey County, KY, the son of Thomas and Prudence (Gregory) Mills. There were children from both marriages. John Fletcher Mills died of heart trouble on 30 Jul 1921 {SOURCE}. Jennie died in Purdin, Linn, Missouri in 1922. Both are buried at Purdin Cemetery.

 

1858: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, BERTHENA GUTHRIE

Berthena was born in 1858 in Missouri, probably Livingston County. Her name is spelled a number of ways in the records. The 1860 census of Cream Ridge, Livingston, Missouri lists her as 'Parthena' and she is living with her father W T Guthrie, 31, and stepmother Ellen, 17. Her sister Elizabeth Jennie is not enumerated with the family. In 1870, the family is living in Medicine, Livingston, MO. 'Bethenna' is listed with her family, including sister Elizabeth, and step-siblings. Berthena married William Tripplet on 20 Oct 1872 in Livingston, Missouri, at the young age of 14.. Their family was living in Medicine, Livingston, Missouri during the 1880 census listing them with a daughter, Bertha, and a son Willie. Berthena Guthrie Triplett died prior to 1900. The 1900 census lists William Triplett as a widower, age 50, living with his 14 year old daughter Nancy Triplett. There is a William Triplett of the appropriate age listed in 1910 Linn County, Missouri with a wife named Fanny and daughter Nancy Triplett. The pair are living along in Chilicothe, Livinston, Missouri in 1920.

1858-1859: DEATH of WIFE, SALLEY MERRITT EADES GUTHRIE

Sally's exact date and place of death remain unknown, but it was likely in Livingston County, Missouri.

1860: MARRIAGE of WILLIAM T GUTHRIE to ELLEN AMELIA ANTHONY

William Guthrie married fairly quickly after his first wife's death. In July of 1860, Ellen was about 17 at the time of her marriage to 36 year old William. She was born in New York to William and Rachel Anthony. William & Ellen had 11 children: Veneida Ann Hope, James William, Ella, David L, Samuel H, Mary J, Sarah E, Minnie G, Clara E, Richard Daniel, and Harry B.

1860: CENSUS of CREAM RIDGE, LIVINGSTON, MISSOURI

GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: W.T. Guthrie 31 KY 500 200; Ellen 17 NY; Parthena 2 MO

Notice that William's eldest daughter, Elizabeth Jennie Guthrie, is not living with the family. Berthena is listed as "Parthena".

1861: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, VENEIDA ANN HOPE GUTHRIE

William & Ellen's eldest daughter was born on 10 January 1861 in Missouri. The 1870 census lists her as "Bermuda A Guthrie". She married Newton A Robinson about 1800. Both she and her husband are living with her parents in the 1880 Medicine, Livingston, Missouri census that year. By 1900 Veneida and Newton were living in Kansas and by 1910 in Colorado. They later moved to Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona. No children. Veneida died on 15 Jan 1923 in Scottsdale, AZ.

1863: US CIVIL WAR DRAFT REGISTRATION RECORDS

William T Guthrie is listed in the Utica, Livingston, Missouri registration records, Age on 1 July 1863: 36 years old, farmer, married, birthplace: KY, non resident (of Utica). 

1863: BIRTH of SON, JAMES WILLIAM GUTHRIE

James was born in Marceline, Linn, Missouri on 2 Sep 1863. He married Carolyn 'Callie' A. Henry about 1899. They were parents of 1 son: Roy Robinson Guthrie born in 1903. They lived in Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma. James William Guthrie died in Muskogee County, Oklahoma on 22 June 1919. He is buried in Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee. Plot: Block 104, Lot 2, Space 1. His tombstone reads JW Guthrie. Callie died on 3 June 1922 and is also buried in Greenhill Cemetery. Her tombstone is next to her husband in Block 104, Lot 2, Space 2, and reads Mrs JW Guthrie. {Guthries at Greenhill Cemetery}

1865: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, ELLA GUTHRIE - ?

According to the 'Godwin Family Tree' online at Ancestry, Ella was born in Missouri in 1865 and died in 1880 at age 15. However, she is not listed with the family in 1870 or 1880. If Ella was indeed a child of William & Ellen, born in 1865, then she probably died before 1870.

1866: BIRTH & DEATH of SONS, DAVID L GUTHRIE & SAMUEL H GUTHRIE

David L Guthrie was born in January 1866 and died on 22 Feb 1866. COD and burial location unknown. Ellen quickly became pregnant again, giving birth to son Samuel H Guthrie in November 1866. He died 4 December 1866.

1868: BIRTH & DEATH of DAUGHTER, MARY J GUTHRIE

Mary was born either in 1867 or 1868. She died 2 June 1868. 

1869: BIRTH & DEATH of DAUGHTER, SARAH E GUTHRIE

Sarah was born on 19 May 1869. She died on 10 Nov 1869. 

1870: Birth of DAUGHTER, MINNIE C. GUTHRIE

Minnie was born on 4 August 1870. She died on 18 Mar 1871 at age 7 months and 14 days making her the 5th or 6th child in within the space of 5 years to die young. Minnie is buried at Van Horne Cemetery, located NE of Chula, Missouri.

1870: CENSUS of MEDICINE, LIVINGSTON, MISSOURI, USA

GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: William 42 farmer 2400 1070 KY; Ellen E 27 NY keeping house; Bermuda A 9 MO; James W 6 MO; Minnie G. 1/12 (born Aug) MO; Elizabeth 15 MO; Bethenna 12 MO; William Anthony 57 works on farm England; Rachel Anthony England. 

1871: DEATH of DAUGHTER, MINNIE C GUTHRIE

Minnie died at 7 months and 14 days of life. She is buried in Van Horne Cemetery, Livingston County, Missouri. 

1872: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, CLARA E GUTHRIE

Clara was born on 3 Sep 1872 in Livingston County, Missouri.

1874: DEATH of DAUGHTER, CLARA E GUTHRIE 

Clara lived to the age of 2yrs 1 month and 23 days. COD unknown. She is buried at Van Horne Cemetery. 

1875: BIRTH of SON, RICHARD DANIEL GUTHRIE

Only the eldest two of Ellen's children were still living when her (9th or) 10th child, Richard Daniel Guthrie, was born on 4 Nov 1875. He survived his childhood years only to lose both parents at a young age. His mother died in 1879 and his father in 1881. At the age of 23 he went to work for the Santa Fe RR Company as a railroad engineer. He married Lois Agnes MacKenzie in Browning, Linn, Missouri on Valentine's Day 1901. Richard & Lois are the grandparents of DNA Project Participant, Richard Gray Guthrie. 

 

1878: BIRTH of SON, HARRY B GUTHRIE

Harry was born on 22 Feb 1878 in Medicine, Livingston County, Missouri.

1879: DEATH of SON, HARRY B GUTHRIE

Harried died of unknown causes on 18 March 1879 at age 1 year and 24 days. He is buried in Van Horne Cemetery. 

1879: DEATH of WIFE ELLEN AMELIA ANTHONY GUTHRIE

Ellen died on 24 February 1879 in Livingston County, Missouri. She was 35 years, 10 months, and 24 days old. Buried in Van Horne Cemetery. 

1880: CENSUS of MEDICINE, LIVINGSTON, MISSOURI, USA

GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD: William T 52 farmer; James W 17 son farm hand; Richard D 4 son; Newton Robinson 23 son-iin-law farmer; Vernerda H Robinson 19 daughter keeping house; James Barber 65 boarder gardner & teacher; Jas A Walker 46 boarder horseman. 

1881: DEATH of WILLIAM THOMAS GUTHRIE

Pat Dunford Guthrie, wife of our DNA Project Participant, Richard Gray Guthrie, says: "(William Thomas Guthrie) lived in Livingston, but close to the (county) line, and drowned crossing a stream in Linn."

William's burial location is unconfirmed, but his wife Ellen and children Minnie, Clara and Harry were buried at Van Horne cemetery, so that might be the correct location.

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