Guthrie Genealogy

GENETIC GENEALOGY of GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2A

James Guthrie & Sarah Dunlap

GFG2A - BRANCH E - CLUSTER 5

James Guthrie

Son of Robert Guthrie & Agnes Gordon

Birth: 20 Dec 1760

Birth Location: Pennsylvania, Possibly Carlisle, Cumberland County

Marriage: Sep 1789

Death: 3 Aug 1848

Death Location: Highland, Muskingum, Ohio

Burial: Bloomfield Cemetery, Highland, Muskingum, Ohio

Sarah Dunlap

Daughter of Unknown Dunlap

Birth: 17 Sep 1765

Birth Location: Pennsylvania

Sons: Robert, John, James

Daughters: (Unknown), Margaret, Sarah

Death: 18 Jan 1844

Death Location: Highland, Muskingum, Ohio

Burial: Bloomfield Cemetery, Highland, Muskingum, Ohio         

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS:

1760: BIRTH of JAMES GUTHRIE
James Guthrie was born in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania on 20 December 1760. He was the eldest son of Robert Guthrie & Agnes Gordon.

1765: BIRTH of SARAH DUNLAP
James Guthrie's wife was definitely named Sarah, but I am still looking for proof that her surname was Dunlap. 

1789: MARRIAGE of JAMES GUTHRIE & SARAH DUNLAP
James & Sarah married in September of 1789. No documentation found to prove it. The date does correspond to what we know of their children's DOB.

1790 CENSUS of WASHINGTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
James Guttery Household:
1M 16+, 2F 

Based upon his known DOB James would be about 30 years old. One female would be his wife Sarah. The other female is probably not a child. The 1800 census lists no children born before 1791. 

1791-1800: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, UNKNOWN GUTHRIE
Census records indicate that James & Sarah's eldest daughter would have been born between 1791-1800. This fits with the marriage date given for James & Sarah.

1791-1794: BIRTH of SON, ROBERT GUTHRIE
Robert was born in Pennsylvania, possibly in Chartiers or Canonsburg. He married and had 4 children prior to his death sometime before 1846. Three of these are named in James' will: Alexander & James, and Mary. The latter was living with her grandparents during the 1840 census. Son Samuel was not named in his grandfather's will, but was born in 1840. He lived in Highland for a time before moving to Adams, Guernsey, Ohio where other Guthries of this line were living, and then moving back to Highland again. Robert died before James wrote his will in 1846.

1792: BIRTH of SON, JOHN GUTHRIE
John was born in Pennsylvania, possibly in Chartiers or Canonsburg. He married Lillian A. Paxton whose family had moved from Franklin County to Mt Pleasant, Washington County, PA. They had 5 sons including Andrew Paxton Guthrie. DNA Project participant Earl Emmet Guthrie and Clan Guthrie member Jack Moore are direct descendants. John & Lilly also made the move from PA to OH, settling in Highland, Muskingum County, OH where they lived until their deaths.

1793: PROPERTY
Robert Guthrie and wife Agnes of Chartiers Twp "for and in consideration of the love & affection which they bear aforesaid son James" and for 5 shillings grant until James Guthrie 79 acres & 2 perches, part of 366-1/2 acres patented by Robert Guthrie 1788.

1795-1800: BIRTH of SON, JAMES GUTHRIE Jr
James was born in Pennsylvania, possibly in Chartiers or Canonsburg. He married Julia Ann McKibben of Harrison County, Ohio. They had 1 son, James, and 4 daughters, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Katherine & Rachel, all of whom were named in their grandfather's 1846 will. James Jr died in 1842. His wife Julia died in Harrison County, Ohio on 25 August 1845, so these children were orphans by 1846. There are no DNA Participants representing James Jr's line at this time.

Census records place James Guthrie's household in Franklin, Harrison, Ohio in 1840. There are also households for Robert Guthrie & Josiah Guthrie in Franklin.

1798: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, MARGARET GUTHRIE
Margaret was born in Pennsylvania, possibly in Chartiers or Canonsburg. A birthdate calculation based upon the age listing on her tombstone, 47 years 10 months 0 days, she was born on 5 April 1798 and was listed in her parent's household up through the 1840 census. She died two years before her father, on 5 Feb 1846, and is buried in Section 1 Row 18 of Bloomfield Cemetery. 

1800: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, SARAH GUTHRIE
Sarah was born in Pennsylvania, possibly in Chartiers or Canonsburg, on 9 Feb 1800. She married James Barnett on 1 April 1824 in the Canonsburg home of her parents James & Sarah Guthrie. It is unknown where they were living during the 1830 census, but James & Sarah (Guthrie) Barnett lived in Highland, Muskingum, Ohio from at least 1840 thru their deaths in 1877 and 1885 respectively. They had 2 sons and 5 daughters.

1800 CENSUS of CHARTIERS, WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA
James Guthrie Household:
1M 26-44 (1756-1774), 1F 45+ (<1756), 3M & 3F <10 (1791-1800) 

James would be about 40 years old. However, the female of the house is listed in the 45+ category. Sarah, born in 1765, would be only 35, so she was either not the woman listed above, or was simply placed in the wrong category. 

1810 CENSUS of CHARTIERS, WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA
James Guthrie Household: 1M & 1F 45+ (<1766), 2M 16-25 (1785-1794), 1M & 2F 10-15 (1795-1800). 
James would be about 50 years old. Sarah would be 45. The number and gender of the children matches what we know of James & Sarah's family.

1820 CENSUS of CHARTIERS, WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA
James Guthrie Household: 1M & 1F 45+ (<1775), 1M & 2F 16-25 (1795-1804).
James would've been 60 years old and Sarah 55.

1824: RESIDENCE in CANONSBURG, WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA, USA
James & Sarah's daughter, Sarah Guthrie, married James Barnett "at her father's home in Washington County by Rev. William Smith of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania." {SOURCE}

Canonsburg neighbored Chartiers Township to the east. 

1830 RESIDENCE in OHIO
Sometime between 1825 to 1839, James & Sarah moved to Muskingum County, Ohio from Pennsylvania. Their exact location in 1830 is unknown. This move is supposed to have come at the same time his brother Joseph & sister-in-law moved to OH.

Households for James, son John & son-in-law James Barnett are not listed for Washington County, PA in 1830, but are listed for Highland, Muskingum, OH in 1840. 

In 1830, James would've been 70 years old and Sarah 65. There is only 1 James Guthrie listed as a Head of Household in either PA or OH who fits the age criteria, however, that man has already been identified as being James Guthrie who m. Louisa Rebecca Naylor. That couple was living in Center, Monroe, Ohio for 20-30 years. So it seems that James & Sarah, being an elderly couple in 1830, were probably living with family members. I find no Guthrie households in Washington County, PA or in Muskingum County, OH with family members matching the right age criteria. So in 1830 James & Sarah were living somewhere other than those two counties or were living in non-Guthrie households.

James Guthrie purchases a 1/4 section (160 acre) property in Muskingum County, and his brother a similar property in Guernsey County, both adjacent to each other on opposite sides of the county line.

1840 CENSUS of HIGHLAND, MUSKINGUM, OHIO
JAS GUTHRIE HOUSEHOLD:
1M 80-90 (1750-60), 1F 70-80 (1760-70), 1F 30-40 (1800-10), 1F10-15 (1825-30) 

The female of 30-40 is probably daughter Margaret Guthrie who remained unmarried. The child of 10-15 is probably granddaughter, Mary A Guthrie who was named in James' will.

1844: DEATH of SARAH DUNLAP GUTHRIE
Sarah died on 18 Jan 1844 in Highland, Muskingum, Ohio. She was buried in Bloomfield Cemetery, Highland, Muskingum, Ohio.

 

1846: LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of JAMES GUTHRIE
James Guthrie wrote his will on 12 October 1846. (See Below)

1848: DEATH of JAMES GUTHRIE
James died on 3 August 1848 in Highland, Muskingum, Ohio and is buried in Bloomfield Cemetery.

Administration Docket, 1830-1889, Ohio Probate Court. James Guthrie Sen'r dec'd & will proved Sep 29 1848. Case No. 2687. Inventory Field dec 1848. August Term 1850 (a.124). November Term 1850.

 

James Guthrie, deceased
The State of Ohio, Muskingum County
The Court of Common Pleas
September Term, 1848, to wit September 29 1848

The last will and testament of James Guthrie senior late of the county of Muskingum and state of Ohio, deceased, was this day produced in open court and duly proved by the oaths of Thomas Hunter and James Hunter whose testimony in such behalf was reduced to writing and filed and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court from the said testimony that the said testator James Guthrie senior was at that time of executing the said last will and testament of full age of sound mind and memory and not under any restraint, it was thereupon by the court ordered that the said last will and testament be and the same is hereby admitted to probate and that the same together with the said testimony so reduced to writing and fileed as aforesaid be recorded.

 

"Know all men by these presents that I James Guthrie senr of the township of Highland in the County of Muskingum being of great age but of sound mind and judgment do make and ordain this as my last will and testament. It is my will that after my death all my ____ able property be sold and also the land which I now own being fifty ____ acres more or less situated in Southwest corner of the northwest quarter section from Township Two and Range five of United States lands in ___ Zanesville District and the proceeds appropriated in the following manner:

Firstly, all court charges funeral expenses and just debts are to be paid.

Secondly, twenty dollars I bequeath to my granddaughter Mary Al Guthrie who now lives with me and also twenty dollars to my grandson Samuel Guthrie who also lives with me.

Thirdly after paying the above mentioned legacies out of the proceeds of said sales the remaining of said proceeds is to be divided into four equal shares of which I ____ two shares to my Daughter Sarah Barnet and one share to my son John Guthrie and one half of the remaining share to be equally divided between my two grandchildren James & Alexander Guthrie ______ Robert Guthrie who is deceased and the remaining half to be divided in an equal manner among the following named children of my son James Guthrie, deceased, viz., Elizabeth, Katharine J., James, Eleanor and Rachel Guthrie five in number.

Fourthly, I authorize my executor to construct head and foot stones for my grave shortly after my decease.

And Lastly I do constitute and appoint William McCall executor of this my last will and Testament and I do declare this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal this day being the twelfth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six.

James Guthrie {seal}

Signed sealed and acknowledged by James Guthrie sen and declared by him to be his last will & testament on the date before written in the presence of the subscribing witnesses.
Thomas Hunter
James Hunter

And the examination and testimony of the attesting and subscribing witnesses so seduced to writing and filed and ordered to be recorded as afore said is now here accordingly recorded as follows, to wit

"The State of Ohio, Muskingum County:

At a Court of Common Please held at the Court House in Zanesville within and for the county aforesaid, on the 29th of September 1848 the last will and testament of James Guthrie sen late of said County deceased was produced at the above term and day in writing and Thomas Hunter and James Hunter subscribing witnesses thereto being duly sworn and examined in open court declared that the said testator James Guthrie sen deceased was at the time of executing and signing said last will and testament of full age, and sound mind and memory and free from any restrain, that he signed the same in their presence and that they heard him acknowledge said instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and that they subscribed these names as witnesses thereto in his presence."

I certify that the foregoing testimony was taken in open court at the above term and day." Attest. A. Wilkins. Clerk 

 

James Guthrie Household: 1M & 1F 45+ (<1765), 2M 16-25 (1785-1794), 1M & 2F 10-15 (1795-1800).
James died on 3 August 1848 in Highland, Muskingum, Ohio and is buried in Bloomfield Cemetery.

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