John Guthrie

 

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Spouses/Children:
Margaret

John Guthrie 1

  • Marriage: Margaret
  • Died: , Franklin, PA

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: American Guthrie and allied families, 1936. 2
John Guthrie, a presumptive son of Robert Guthrie, (p. 170) like the other Guthrie of the early years in the upper Cumberland Valley, is involved in great obscurity. He was one of the small group of the name who had penetrated farthest west at that period and was exposed to the barbarity of the savages during the years of Indian warfare, records of which are few and meagre.
The first reference to a John Guthrie, who is probably this man, is found in The Wilderness Trail, which gives a list of eightytwo names of prisoners released by the Indians at Lower Shawneetown. The list was found among the Bouquet papers, is without date, but was probably 1764. One of the names is "John Guthrey." We know of no other John Guthrie in America at the time who could have been the person here named. Moreover if the conclusion followed below is correct and William Brown Guthrie, of Mercersburg, was the son of this John, then the tradition of descendants that the family suffered at the hands of the Indians during the period is supported by the records.
This John Guthrie lived on Back Creek in Hamilton Township, in what is now Franklin County, Pa.,"' later in the eastern part of Bedford, now Fulton and seems finally to have returned to Franklin County.
John Guthrie was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
He was an active member of the Covenanter Church. He married Margaret; probably her maiden name was Brown.
Children:
1. Mary Guthrie, (she may have been the daughter who m. a Mr. Marshall.)
2. Robert Guthrie.213
3. William Brown Guthrie.


John married Margaret.


Sources


1 Guthrie, Laurence Rawlin, American Guthrie and allied families : lineal representations of the colonial Guthries of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina, some post-revolutionary emigrants and of some allied families (Chambersburg, Pa.: Kerr Print. Co., c1933, 791 pgs.), Page 188.

2 Guthrie, Laurence Rawlin, American Guthrie and allied families : lineal representations of the colonial Guthries of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina, some post-revolutionary emigrants and of some allied families (Chambersburg, Pa.: Kerr Print. Co., c1933, 791 pgs.), Book II, Page 188.



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