1A-G: Catherine Guthrie

Catherine Guthrie b.1800-10VA & Campbell Franklin
of Amherst County, Virginia, USA

Parents: William Guthrie (b.bef.1752VA-d.abt.1824VA) and Elizabeth Wingfield
Birth Location: Amherst County, Virginia
Marriage: 5 January 1819 in Amherst County, Virginia to Campbell Franklin
Franklin Children:
Death: After 1830
Death Location: Unknown, last known residence Amherst County, VA
Burial: Unknown

Parents: Thomas Franklin (1758-1841) and Margaret Campbell (1760-1796) [Unconfirmed]
Birth: Abt. 1792
Birth Location: Bedford County, Virginia
Occupation: Commerce, specifics unknown
Military Service: War of 1812
Death: After 1830
Death Location: Unknown, last known residence Amherst County, VA
Burial: Unknown

Franklin Children: Unverified
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: None


The 1810 census of Amherst County, Virginia
William Guthrie Household on 6 August 1810
1M 45 and Over (William)
1F 26-44 (Elizabeth)
1M 10-15 (Presumably son John William)
5M and 2F Under 10
Slaves: 9
Census Notes: Catherine would likely be one of the 2F under 10, est, birth year 1801-1810.

Campbell Franklin was a Private in the 53rd Regiment of Virginia Militia bet. August 1814 and August 1815 during the War of 1812.

The 1820 Census of Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia
Campbell Franklin Household
1M 26-44 (born 1776-1794)
1F 16-25 (born 1795-1804)
3F under 10 (born 1811-1820)
Slaves: 7
1M 45 and over, 3M and 1F 26-44, 2F 14-25
Occupations – 6 engaged in commerce
Census Notes: This narrows Catherine’s likely DOB to 1801-1804. The other females are possibly Catherine’s younger sisters as Franklin was a designated guardian.

The 1830 Census of Amherst County, Virginia
Campbell Franklin Household
1M 30-39
2M and 1F 20-29
4F 15-19
2M and 1F 10-14
Total Slaves: 13
1M and 2F 36-54; 1M and 1F 24-35; 3 F 10-23; 3M and 2F under 10.
Census Notes: This appears to be a multi-family home. Campbell & Catherine with children under 10 and an unidentified married couple, possibly with children under 10, plus other teens potentially being Catherine’s orphaned siblings.

The Lynchburg Virginian
29 Aug 1831
15 Sep 1831
Monday 17 Oct 1831, page 4
27 Oct 1831

List of Letters Remaining in the Lychburg Post Office on the 1st Day of April 1832 (includes) Campbell Franklin.
Source: The Lynchburg Virginian, Thursday, 19 April 1832, page 4.


Franklin – Guthrie
Married last Thurs. Campbell Franklin & Catherine Guthrie of Amherst. [Lynchburg Press (Lynchburg, VA) Jan 11, 1819]

PERIODICAL: Franklin Family Researchers United Volume 56 Feb 2007 – Digital Repository: Rootsweb.
See, p. 5. includes a Marriage Record for Campbell Franklin to Catherine Guthrie, ___, 1819 Augusta Co VA.

PERIODICAL: Virginia Appalachian Notes Vol II, No. 1., Southwestern Virginia Genealogical Society, Roanoke, VA. January 1978.
See p. 14. Jan 11, 1819, married last Thurs. Campbell Franklin & Catherine Guthrie