1A-G: Nathan Guthrie
Parents: William Guthrie (bef.1752VA-c1824VA) and Elizabeth Wingfield
Birth: 5 August 1810 (Bet. 1807-1810)
Birth Location: Amherst County, Virginia, USA
Marital Status: Single / Unmarried
Death: 27 April 1858
Death Location: Unverified, possibly Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Burial Location: Unknown, possibly in Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
NOTES: Nathan Guthrie’s father died when he was still a minor. He was legally placed in the guardianship of his mother, Elizabeth (Wingfield) Guthrie on 19 Sep 1825 along with his other young siblings. (GB 6:619)
His older brother Nicholas assumed guardianship of those siblings remaining in their minority on 21 March 1832. (GB 8:187)
On 23 Oct 1849, Nathan Guthrie decided to write a Will while he was still in good health to ensure that his small estate would go to his two sisters, Susan and Sarah.
Later that same year, on 3 Dec 1849, he entered a lawsuit against his own brother, Nicholas Guthrie, and William Kent in Chancery Court. Nicholas was a no-show in court, and presumed to be (or perhaps stated by his brother as being) no longer a resident of Virginia. A notice was posted by court order and ran consecutively for several weeks in the Lynchburg papers.
Their brother Nicholas may have moved to Missouri, and for reasons unknown, Nathan Guthrie along with his two sisters, Susan L (Guthrie) Stockton and Sarah W Guthrie, removed from Virginia and settled in Lafayette County, Missouri prior to the 1850 census.
On 21 Nov 1857 in Westport, Jackson, Missouri, Nathan Guthrie was a witness, along with James Wetzel, to the marriage of Alfred A Swartzell and Ann Hudson by John C Shackelford of the M.E. Church in Westport.
The Kansas City Star article on a Hidden Westport Burial Ground reveal’s Nathan Guthrie’s resting place, birth and death dates. Nathan C Guthrie – born on 5 August 1810 – died on 27 April 1858.
Back in Amherst, Virginia, the will Nathan Guthrie had written was proved in court in December of 1858.
READING and RESOURCES
DOCUMENTS: WILL of NATHAN GUTHRIE: Amherst County Virginia Will Book 14, Page 585 – 23 Oct 1849; 19 July 1858. FHL Film #007643862, Image 601. Digital Repository: Family Search
WEBSITE: Westport Hidden Burial Ground, from Kansas City Star, May 11, 1902. Digital Repository: Rootsweb.
See “Nathan C. Guthrie” discussion.
DOCUMENTS: FHL Film # 007643859, Images 643-644. At a Court held for Amherst County the 19 Sep 1825. Bonds re: Estate of William Guthrie and orphans by Elizabeth Guthrie. Will Book No. 6 with Inventories & Accounts 1818-1827, Pages 619-621. Digital Repository: Family Search
DOCUMENTS: FHL Film #007643860, Images 80 and 81. At a Court Held for Amherst County 17 Mar 1828. Guardianship Bond by Elizabeth Guthrie. Will Book No. 7 with Inventories & Accounts 1827-1830, Pages 145-146. Digital Repository: Family Search
DOCUMENTS: FHL Film # 007643860, Image 101. At a Court Held for Amherst County on 17 Nov 1828. Bond re: Estate of William Guthrie, un-administered by Elizabeth Guthrie, deceased. Signed by Campbell Franklin, Thomas Franklin, Jno. Guthrie, and Nicholas Guthrie. Will Book No. 7 with Inventories & Accounts 1827-1830, Pages 188-190. Page 187. Digital Repository: Family Search
DOCUMENTS: FHL Film # 007643860, Image 102 – 103. At a Court Held for Amherst County on 17 Nov 1828. Bonds re: Estate of Elizabeth Guthrie. Will Book No. 7 with Inventories & Accounts 1827-1830, Pages 188-190. Digital Repository: Family Search
DOCUMENTS: FHL Film # 007643860, Image 295. At a Court Held for Amherst County, on 21 Mar 1832. Guardianship Bond by Nicholas Guthrie, Thos. Dinglefield, Nathan Guthrie. Will Book 8 with Inventories & Accounts 1830-1834, Page 187. Digital Repository: Family Search
DOCUMENTS: FHL Film # 007644996, Image 101, Franklin County Court Jan 1840. Division of the Estate of John Wingfield, decd, including the heirs of Elizabeth Guthrie. Franklin County Virginia Will Book No. 5 with Inventories & Accounts 1837-1845, Page 178. Digital Repository: Family Search
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