Guthrie Genealogy

GENETIC GENEALOGY of GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2A

Lewis G. Guthrie & Lucy H. Tomlinson

GFG2A - BRANCH C - CLUSTER 3

Lewis G. Guthrie

Son of Robert Guthrie Sr & Castilla Simpson

Born: 6 July 1838

Location: Tyler County, Virginia (Now Wetzel County, West Virginia)

Married: 31 Oct 1861 in Wetzel County, Virginia (Now West Virginia)

Died: 4 July 1913

Location: Turtle River, Beltrami, Minnesota

Buried: Unknown, probably Minnesota

Lucy H. Tomlinson

Daughter of Joseph D. Tomlinson & Indiana K. McClure

Born: 15 Sep 1838

Location: Virginia

Sons: John Newton, Clement L., Joseph Robert, James

Daughters: Mary E., Ida M., Nancy B., Matilda B., Lavernia, Cassie, Selene B.

Died: 20 Nov 1919

Location: Portland, Clackamas, Oregon

Buried: Unknown, probably Oregon

THE HIGHLIGHTS:

1838: BIRTH of LEWIS GUTHRIE and LUCY H. TOMLINSON
Lewis was born on 6 July to Robert & Castilla (Simpson) Guthrie in Tyler County, Virginia. Alternately spelled Lewis and Louis in census records. Different records also list his middle initial as F, G, or L.

Lucy was born 15 Sep 1838 to Joseph & Indiana (McClure) Tomlinson. The 1880 census indicates both of her parents were from Pennsylvania, but that she was born in Virginia.

1840: CENSUS of TYLER COUNTY, VIRGINIA 
The Household of Robert Guthrie:
1M&1F 40-50 (1790-1800:), 3M 15-20 (1820-1825:), 2M&1F 10-15 (1825-1830), 3M 5-10 (1830-1835), 1M <5 (1835-1840). 

There are no Tomlinson households in Tyler, VA in 1840 unless I missed seeing them listed.

1846: WETZEL COUNTY FORMED FROM TYLER COUNTY
Formed in 1846 from Tyler. Named for Lewis Wetzel, the great frontiersman who, with his brothers during Indian days, ranged the settlements from their home in Marshall County throughout northern West Virginia. 

1850: CENSUS of DISTRICT 64, WETZEL, VIRGINIA
The Guthrie Household: 
Robert Guthrie, 59, Castalia 50, William 27, Purnel 21, Samuel 19, John 17, Commodore P. 16, Louis 12, Martin 10.

Robert & Castilla had purchased land in 1849 on Little Fishing Creek, so it is likely that the family was living there. The 1850 census was divided into 2 sections for Wetzel County: District 64 and New Martinsville.

Again, I cannot find Lucy's family in the 1850 census for Wetzel.

1860: CENSUS of WETZEL COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The Guthrie Household:
William 37 Farmer, Miranda 25, Sarah V 6, Mary B 4, Friend C 2, Louis 22 Farm Laborer

Lewis is living with his older brother's family. A George Lowry is listed next door whose occupation was that of a mill wright. According to the 1870 census, Lewis became a miller.

1861: MARRIAGE of LEWIS GUTHRIE & LUCY TOMLINSON 
Lewis & Lucy married on All Hallows Eve...31 Oct 1861. 

1862: BIRTH of SON, JOHN NEWTON GUTHRIE
John was born on 22 August 1862 in Wetzel, VA. He was their first child and the only one born in the old state of Virginia. He married Marietta Derifield on 18 Sep 1887 at North Howard Lake, Wright, Minnesota. They had 4 sons and 5 daughters. John died at age 51 on 16 July 1919 in Turtle River, Beltrami, Minnesota, just a few months before his mother's death in Oregon on Nov 20th. Marietta died in 1938. This line is represented in the DNA Project by Clarence R. Guthrie. John & Marietta are also the grandparents of Guthrie researcher: Bob Roppe.

1863: WEST VIRGINIA GRANTED STATEHOOD
Formed from 50 Virginia counties, including Wetzel.

1865: BIRTH of SON, CLEMENT GUTHRIE
About 1865 in Wetzel County, WV, John & Marietta's second son was born. Clement went by the shortened version "Clem" according to his Death Record. He married Molie A. Matthews Wiblin in Roane, WV on 1 Jan 1899. Census records of 1920 and 1930 indicate that Clement was a widower living alone. It appears that Molie died, but I haven't been able to locate Clem in the 1900 census. In 1910 he is living in Turtle River, Beltrami, Minnesota with his father, Lewis.

1866: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, MARY E. GUTHRIE
Mary was born 17 March 1866 in Wetzel County, West Virginia. She was the eldest daughter of the family. She was enumerated with the family during census years: 1870 and 1880. No further information. 

1867: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, IDA M. GUTHRIE
Ida was born about 1867. She died before 1880. No further information.

1869: BIRTH of DAUGHTERS, MATILDA B. GUTHRIE & NANCY B. GUTHRIE
Matilda was born on 11 Aug 1869 and died May 1877 in Wetzel County, West Virginia. No further information.
Nancy was born in 1869 and died before 1880. It is unknown if she was Matilda's twin or a premature birth. 

1870: CENSUS of GREEN, WETZEL, WEST VIRGINIA
The Guthrie Household:  Louis 32 Miller VA, Lucy H 32 Keeping House VA, John N 8 At School VA, Clement L 6 WV, Mary E. 7 WV, Ida M 3 WV, Nancy B 10/12 WV, Elizabeth Freelen 66 Boarder MD

Listed next door to parents Robert & Castilla's household. 

1871: BIRTH of SON, JOSEPH ROBERT GUTHRIE
Joseph was born on 8 Sep 1871 in Green, Wetzel, West Virginia. He died 26 May 1943 in Santa Clara, California. His California Death Index record includes his middle name of Robert. In 1910 he was listed twice, once in Oregon with his mother and then as a lodger in California, having emigrated there within a short time period. He seems to have remained single and living in lodgings in California.

1873: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, LAVERNIA GUTHRIE
Lavernia was born on 5 Oct 1873 in Green, Wetzel, West Virginia. She died 21 Sep 1959. No further information. 

1875: BIRTH of DAUGHTER & SON, CASSIE GUTHRIE & JAMES GUTHRIE
Cassie was born in Sept 1875 and was presumably named after her grandmother, Castilla 'Cassie' Simpson Guthrie. It is presumed that she died prior to 1880 as she was not listed in the census with the rest of the family. Nothing further is known. 

James was also born in Sept 1875. He was also not on the 1880 census, so it is presumed that he died. With the same birth month listed for both Cassie and James, it appears that they were twins.

1877: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, SELENE B. GUTHRIE
Selene (aka Salena, Selina, Selena) was born on 22 Sep 1877 in Green, Wetzel, West Virginia. She was enumerated with her family in 1880 WV, in 1900 MN, and with her mother in 1910 OR. She died 15 may 1957 in Multnomah, Oregon. She never married. No further information.

1880: CENSUS of GRANT, WETZEL, WEST VIRGINIA
The Guthrie Household:
Lewis 41 Farmer VA VA VA, Lucy 41 VA PA PA, John N 17, Clement G 15, Mary E 14, Joseph R 9, Lovernia 6, Selena B 2 

1900: CENSUS of BUFFALO VILLAGE, WRIGHT, MINNESOTA
The Guthrie Household:
 Louis 61, Lucy 61, Selina 22 

1910: CENSUS of TURTLE RIVER, BELTRAMI, MINNESOTA
The Guthrie Household:
 Louis F. Guthrie 72 Head Mx1 50 yrs VA PA PA Common Laborer; Clement L. Guthrie 47 Son WV VA VA Common Laborer 

Lewis & Lucy are located in separate states in 1910. Lewis is in Minnesota and Lucy is in Oregon. Both are listed as 'married' and not divorced. Were they separated or was Lucy visiting family?

1910: CENSUS of PORTLAND WARD 10, MULTNOMAH, OREGON
The Guthrie Household:
Lucy 71 Head Mx1 48yrs 10 children, 6 living WV WV PA; Joseph R. 38 Son WV WV WV; Selena 32 daugher WV WV WV 

Note that we currently have 11 children listed for Lucy, not 10. What's up with that? 

1913: DEATH of LEWIS GUTHRIE 
Lewis died on the 4th of July 1913 in Turtle River, Beltrami, Minnesota, 2 days before his 75th birthday. The Minnesota Death Index lists him as Lewis G. Guthrie.

1919: DEATH of LUCY H. TOMLINSON GUTHRIE
Lucy died on 20 Nov 1919 in Portland, Clackamas, Oregon 

 

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