Facts and Events
William Guthrie was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- As listed in "Guthrey vs. Stuart", Bill filed 23d September, 1789, Augusta. William Guthrey moved from Pennsylvania to Augusta in 1777 and bought land from Alexr. Stuart, 10 miles below Staunton. [Chalkley's Vol. 2].
Records of William Guthrie in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's: (unless otherwise listed)
- Page 43 - April 24, 1782 - To William Gutrie for 250 lbs beef 5th Qr incl @ /2 ~ ~ 1 waggon cloth 3f 28 days waggonage @ 10 ~ ~ paid for Ferryages 6/ [Claims presented to the Court of Augusta 1782-1785, by Claus Hamilton & Marty Hiatt, Virginia Genealogical Society, 2005]
- Page 76 - May the 26th 1782 - To William Guthrie for 27 Bushels Dye @ 2/6 ~ ~ 1500 lbs hay @ 2/ prc [Claims presented to the Court of Augusta 1782-1785, by Claus Hamilton & Marty Hiatt, Virginia Genealogical Society, 2005]
- Page 43.--On Long Glade patented to John Anderson and became property of Mustoe and Chambers, 27 acres patented to Samuel Anderson 1st June, 1782. Page 45.--Delivered to Jno. Guthrey, son of William, 1st December, 1790. Teste: William Orr.
- 1782 - Augusta County Land Tax Books, Vol. 1, p. 11, Guthry, William - 490 - rate 6/6 - 159-5-0 - 1-11-0 [Augusta County Land Tax Books, by Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Ancient Press, 1997].
- 1787 - Augusta County Land Tax Books, Volume 1, p.55, Guthery, William - 490 - rate 5/8 - 138-16-8 - 2-1-7-¾ [Augusta County Land Tax Books, by Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Ancient Press, 1997].
- 1788 - Augusta County Land Tax Books, Volume 1, p.89, Guthery, William 490 - rate 5/8 - 138-16-8 2-1-7-¾ [Augusta County Land Tax Books, by Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Ancient Press, 1997].
- Page 190.--21st April, 1789. Wm. Killpatrick and Jennet to Reuben George, tract on the last branch of Bullpasture called Harper's Run. Teste Joseph Bell, Wm. Bell, Jr., Isabella Burnes. Page 192.--Teste: Hugh Gelkeson, Daniel Guthrie, Elizabeth Gilkeson, Wm. Guthrie, Jr. (Note: this is most likely the son of this William).
- Page 192.-(undated, abt. 1789-1791) - Teste: Hugh Gelkeson, Daniel Guthrie, Elizabeth Gilkeson, Wm. Guthrie, Jr. (Note: both Daniel and William were sons of this William Guthrie)
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County, VA - 1794--January 11, Isaiah Roberts and Jno. Guthery, surety. Isaiah Roberts and Nancy Guthrey, of age, daughter of Wm. Guthery. (Note: Nancy Guthrey was that daughter of this William Guthrie).
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County, VA - 1794--May 14, John Guthrey and Hugh Gilkeson, surety. John Guthrey and Margaret Gilkeson, daughter of Hugh Gilkeson. (Note: John Guthrey was the son of this William Guthrie).
- Vol. 2 - Marriage in Augusta County, VA - By Rev. John McCue; 1794, April 9th, Isaac Blair (n?) and Ann Guthery. (Note: Ann Guthery was a daughter of this William Guthrie).
- Page 169.--12th April, 1794. James McCune's will--To eldest sister, Rachel Bell; to sister, Anne; to eldest brother, John McCune; to brother, Samuel; to brother, Wm. McCune; to brother, Archibald; to sister's daughter, Mary Beele; to brother William's son, James A. McCune, tract on Tennessee River; to sister Elizabeth's son, Alexander M. Henry, tract on Tennessee River. Executors, brothers Samuel and Archibald. Teste: John Guthray, David McClure, John Trimble. Proved, 16th June, 1795, by Guthrey and McClure. Executor qualified.
- Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1795 (A to J). - William Guthery vs. John Guthery--Ejectment, February, 1792, involves deed from Beverley to Stuart, 25th November, 1751, recorded in Augusta.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 18, 1797. - (149-159) John Guthrey, for a scurrilous libel to the Court and acknowledged by him, is to be put in the pillory from 11 to 12 o'clock tomorrow. (Note: this record most likely refers to John Guthrie, son of William).
- Page 43.--23d January, 1800. William Guthrey's, of Shenandoah, revocation of power of attorney given 20th March, 1795, to Isaiah Roberts to transact his business in Virginia. William is late of York County, Penna., has now returned to Virginia.
- Vol. 2 - CIRCUIT COURT CAUSES ENDED. - Guthrey vs. Stuart--O. S. 20; N. S. 7--Bill filed 23d September, 1789, Augusta. William Guthrey moved from Pennsylvania to Augusta in 1777 and bought land from Alexr. Stuart, 10 miles below Staunton.
Information on William Guthrie
WILLIAM GUTHRIE, (above) eldest son of John Guthrie and Ann , married... about 1759, Esther McClelland, a sister of Thomas McClelland, who married William's sister Mary. William removed to that portion of York County, Pa., which was called the Monaghan Settlement, now embraced in northwestern Adams County, Pa.
He moved his family to Augusta County, Va., early in 1777, locating on land about three miles west of Waynesboro.
Leaving his family in their new home he immediately returned to Pennsylvania, and enlisted in the Seventeenth Regiment of Pennsylvania Continental Line, May 27, 1777.'
After the war he devoted his time to his plantation in Virginia. He was early identified with the Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church and continued a faithful member of it during his residence in Virginia."
Esther McClelland Guthrie died about 1794.' In 1795, selling his home to a son, he returned to Pennsylvania."
He married (2) Jan. 20, 1796, Franky Young of Shenandoah County, Va." They lived until about 1800, in Pennsylvania, then returned to Augusta County, Va., a little later settled in Henry County, Ky.
Credit for account of descendants is due chiefly to David Vance Guthrie.
Children of William Guthrie and Esther McClelland:
1. John Guthrie, b. in 1760. (Below)
2. Nancy Guthrie, who m. Jan. 11, 1794, Isaiah Roberts."'
3. Ann Guthrie, who in. April 9, 1795, Isaac Blain." They moved to Kentucky, and had a son James, who after his parents death, moved to Missouri.
4. Daniel Guthrie, (p. 166).
5. William Guthrie, b. in 1769, (p. 167).
6. Esther Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Monroe.
7. Polly Guthrie, who m. a Mr. Bigham.
John Guthrie (above) when young moved with his parents to Augusta County, Va., where he spent the remainder of his life.' He married (1) May 15, 1794, Margaret Gilkeson," a first cousin.
- ↑ Whiting and Del Campo Family -- Ancestry.com.
- Family Search, William Guthrie.
- ↑ Lacy Moffett Notes.