2A-D: Archibald Guthrie

of Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA

Parents: Archibald Guthery 1753PA-1779PA & Rebecca Phillips 1751-1847PA
Birth: 3 March 1779
Birth Location: Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Marriage (1st): Elizabeth Lemley in 1806
Marriage (2nd): Mary Phebe Roseberry 1834-5
Occupation: Farmer
Death: 23 August 1845
Death Location: Whiteley, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial: Guthrie Cemetery, Kirby, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA
The biographical sketch of Archibald’s son Samuel Guthrie indicates that his father’s family was of Irish origin. When Archibald Guthery was just a few months old, his father died during the American Revolution. An Indian (presumably fighting alongside the British) stabbed him and he died from the effects of the wound having made his way back to Fort Pitt. Archibald Jr was the only son of the small family. In 1793, he served as a soldier in a company of rangers defending the frontiers of Washington County, Pennsylvania and served during the War of 1812. He purchased his father’s farm in 1803 and lived on it the remainder of his life.

Parents: Jacob W Lemley 1765PA-1834PA & Sarah Morris 1771PA-1863PA
Birth: 29 September 1791
Birth Location: Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Guthrie Children: Jacob (1810), Sarah (1813), Solomon (1816), Josephus ‘Cephus’ Franklin (1818), Samuel (1820), Ezekiel James (1823), Charlotte (1825), Archibald (1827), Elizabeth Ann (1829)
Death: 5 March 1829
Death Location: Whiteley, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial: Guthrie Cemetery, Kirby, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA

Parents: Mathias Roseberry 1772NJ-1851PA & Sarah Hughes 1779PA-1858PA
Birth: 10 April 1797
Birth Location: Rogersville, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA
1st Marriage: Robert S Scott (1799-1833) on 26 Feb 1818 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Scott Children: John Roseberry (1819), Mathias (1821), Sarah (1824), Catherine (1826), Thomas Hughes (1830)
Guthrie Children: Mary Jane (1836), Martha (1840)
Death: 19 July 1892
Death Location: Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial: Roseberry Cemetery, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA



Jacob Guthrie was the eldest son of the family presumably named for his maternal grandfather, Jacob Lemley. He was born on 5 September 1810 in Whiteley, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Lucinda Hobbs there on 3 March 1833. Their 11 children were born in Whiteley, Greene, Pennsylvania. In 1863, the family moved to Warren County, Illinois, and a year later settled on a farm of 80 acres in section 10, Ohio Grove township in Mercer County, Illinois. In addition to farming, Jacob served as a Justice of the Peace and held other offices in Pennsylvania. Mercer County, Illinois is home to another branch of Guthries also from GFG2A. See GFG2A-Branch M.
1) Archibald Guthrie 1834PA-1854PA was listed with the family in the 1850 census at age 16. He died in 1854 and is buried in Kirby Cemetery, Greene County, PA.
2) Vilanda Guthrie 1835PA-1886KS married Inghram Shriver +children
3) Lorenzo D Guthrie 1836PA-p1850PA was last seen on the 1850 census as a 13 year old. DOD is erroneously listed as 30 Apr 1846. Possibly 1856?
4) Solomon Guthrie 1840PA-1913IL married Hannah Bradford in 1862 +children
5) Noah Hobbs Guthrie 1842PA-1922IL married Delilah Hardy +children
6) Elizabeth Guthrie 1844PA-1854PA died during childhood at 9 years of age.
7) James P Guthrie 1847PA-1854PA died during childhood. Buried at Guthrie Cemetery in Kirby. Alternate name: Jasper Guthrie.
8) Josephus ‘Cephas’ P Guthrie 1849PA-1876IL married Emily Caroline Stephens on 23 Feb 1871 in Mercer, IL. +children
9) Nancy E Guthrie 1851PA-p1872 married George A Brown in Mercer, IL on 21 Feb 1872. No further details.
10) Franklin P Guthrie 1853PA-1854PA died in early childhood in Greene, Pennsylvania.
11) Sarah J Guthrie 1856PA-p1880 married Boliver E Mountz in Mercer, IL on 10 Sep 1874. They returned to Pennsylvania. +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: Yes
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No


Sarah Guthrie was born in Whiteley, Greene, Pennsylvania on 10 October 1813. At nineteen years old she married William W Leonard. The marriage took place on March 21, 1833 performed by Rev. Nickolas Hager in Greene, PA and was witnessed by Solomon & Cephas Guthrie. William was a minister. During the rise of the antislavery movement in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Leonard used the cellar of his farmhouse to shelter fugitive slaves. The family moved to Coe, Isabella County, Michigan in 1870. A Disciples Church was founded there at what is known as Leonard’s Settlement. A history on the family indicates that the Leonards, Fordyces and Woods were largely Disciples coming from Pennsylvania and Virginia. Rev William Leonard died of paralysis in 1875. He is buried at Pleasant Ridge Coe Cemetery. Sarah died in 1899 of bronchitis and was buried on 5 March 1899 near her husband.
1) Solomon Guthrie Leonard 1834PA-1919MI married Mary Wood on 27 Jan 1855 in Greene County, PA +children
2) Elizabeth Leonard 1836PA-1876MI married on 6 Aug 1854 in Greene County, PA to James Mason Wood +children
3) Archibald Leonard 1838PA-1910MI married Elizabeth Hoag on 18 Jun 1859 +children
4) Martha J Leonard 1841PA-1929MI married Archibald Fordyce (grandson of Elizabeth Guthrie & Jacob Fordyce) +children
5) John L Leonard 1848PA-1889MI married 1st Rebecca Fordyce (granddaughter of Elizabeth Guthrie & Jacob Fordyce) +children, married 2nd Ella Barbara Butler
6) William Alexander Leonard 1854PA-1893MI married Emily Eliza Taylor on 14 Feb 1878 in Sheridan, Montcalm, MI +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No


Solomon Guthrie was born in Whitely, Greene County, Pennsylvania on 7 April 1816. He married there on 31 January 1839 at the age of 22 to Elizabeth Fry, a daughter of George and Elizabeth (Beckingbaugh) Fry. Upon his father’s death a few years later, Solomon retained the ownership of the Guthrie farm and continued to live there the remainder of his life. He and Elizabeth raised a large family of 4 daughters and 6 sons. They were members of the Methodist Church. He died on 2 December 1892 and Elizabeth just two years later on 20 September 1894.
1) Susan W Guthrie 1840PA-1937PA married Robinson R John on 30 Nov 1856 + children
2) Elizabeth Sarah Guthrie 1841PA-1888PA married Benona B John on 22 nov 1860 +children
3) Mariah Guthrie 1843PA-1854PA died at 11 years of age.
4) Job T Guthrie 1845PA-1871PA married Margaret Staggers +children
5) George W Guthrie 1848PA-1936PA married Adaline Cowell about 1870 +children
6) Lucinda Guthrie 1850PA-1922CO married Abraham B Shull +children
7) Archibald B Guthrie 1852PA-1854PA died in early childhood at the age of 2
8) Solomon Erwin Guthrie 1856PA-1910PA married Margaret E Milliken. No known children.
9) Jessie Lazear Guthrie 1858PA-1937PA married Allison Staggers on 18 May 1893 when he was 34 years old. +children
10) William Franklin Guthrie 1861PA-1945PA married Flora E Connor. No known children

Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No


The nickname ‘Cephas’ seems to have been quite popular back in the day as a shortened version of Josephus, so be sure to use both when conducting searches. Cephas was born on 10 September 1818 in Greene County, Pennsylvania. He was twice married producing children with each of his wives. Sarah Scott, the daughter of Robert Scott and Mary Phoebe Roseberry, born on 24 Feb 1824, was the first wife. They married about 1838 in Pennsylvania and initially lived in Center, Greene County, PA later moving to Whiteley in the same county. They were parents to Elizabeth (1839), Mary (1841), Rebecca (1843), Thomas (1845), Spencer Morris (1847), Mathias (1851), Catherine (1852), and Hiram. After Sarah’s death on 7 October 1854, a month after the death of her 4 week old son Hiram, Cephas found himself as a widower with eight children between 1 to 15 years of age. He remarried about 1855 to Mazy White, the widow of Israel Lemley, with whom he had four more children: Sarah Ellen (1856), William Lazear (1858), Salome (1861), and Jerome Bonaparte (1863). Cephas died at the home of his son-in-law, John Kiger, in Franklin, PA on Tuesday, 18 Jan 1898, of heart disease and is buried in Guthrie Cemetery. He was 82 years old. In addition to farming, he served as tipstaff in the court room for several years. Mazy survived him by 2 years. She died on 6 May 1890 and is buried at Fairall Cemetery in Mount Morris with other members of the Lemley family.
1) Elizabeth Guthrie 1839PA-1906WV married McLaughlin C Kiger about 1856 +children
2) Mary Guthrie 1841PA-1918PA married John Kiger about 1862 +children
3) Rebecca Guthrie 1843PA-1881MO married James F Kent on 5 Jan 1862 +children.
4) Thomas H Guthrie 1845PA-1915MO married Nancy Rebecca Kent on 23 Apr 1865 +children
5) Spencer Morris Guthrie 1847PA-1894PA married Catharine Ferguson about 1869 +children
6) Mathias Guthrie 1851PA-1854PA died in early childhood at about 3 years of age.
7) Catherine Guthrie 1852PA-1933WV married John Hunter Spicer +children
8) Hiram Guthrie 1854PA-1854PA died at 1 month of life. He was the last child of Sarah (Scott) Guthrie.
9) Sarah Ellen Guthrie 1856PA-1938PA married John Gordon Bradford +children
10) William Lazear 1858PA-1946PA married 1st Serepta John in 1881 +children, 2nd Bertha Matilda Taylor in 1887 +children
11) Salome Guthrie 1861PA-1935PA married Taylor Fox on 18 Nov 1880 +children
12) Jerome Bonaparte Guthrie 1863PA-1935PA married Maggie M Herrington +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: Yes
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: Yes


Samuel Guthrie was born on 18 December 1820 in Greene County, Pennsylvania. His obituary mentions that he was of Irish and Dutch origin, providing more evidence that this Guthrie branch came from Ireland rather than directly from Scotland. The Lemley family has the Dutch ancestry. He worked as a farmer and stock-grower. After his marriage to Nancy Patterson, the daughter of James and Nancy (Stephens) Patterson, about 1840, they lived initially in Whiteley and later Perry townships in Greene County. Her parents were of Irish and German origins. Samuel owned 133 acres of land at his death. Politically, he was a Republican. The obituary mentions that his wife was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, but says nothing specific about Samuel’s religious leanings. Nancy died in 1901. Samuel survived her by two years. He died on 29 March 1903 at the age of 82. They are buried at Whiteley Chapel Cemetery near the Gararad’s Fort exit of Interstate 79 on a hill on the north side of Kirby Road.
1) Priscilla Guthrie 1844PA-1846PA died in early childhood and is buried at Guthrie Cemetery
2) Elizabeth S Guthrie 1847PA-1930WV married Alpheus ‘Alfred’ Moore about 1864 +children
3) James P Guthrie 1849PA-1930WV married Hester Ann Walters +children
4) Hannah Martha Guthrie 1851PA-1899PA married James Franklin ‘Frank’ Henderson +children
5) (Daughter) Guthrie 1857PA-1857PA died in infancy.
6) (Son) Guthrie 1858PA-18?? presumably also died in infancy.
7) Matilda Guthrie 1865PA-???? is last seen in the 1870 census with her parents.

Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No


Ezekiel James Guthrie was a farmer and carpenter. He was born on 4 January 1823 in Greene County, Pennsylvania. At the time of his Civil War Draft Registration record in 1863, he was unmarried. Sometime during the next year or so he married Sarah Jane McClellan. They remained living in Whiteley township in Greene County, Pennsylvania. He died on 3 November 1902. Sarah settled in South Strabane, Washington, Pennsylvania with her son James Perry Guthrie’s family until her death on 2 August 1913.
1) Elizabeth Hannah Guthrie 1864PA-1939PA married William Arthur Moore +children
2) William F Guthrie 1869PA-1877PA died during childhood at 8 years of age.
3) James Perry Guthrie 1881PA-1960PA married Mary Belle Lane on 10 Jan 1907 +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No


Born on 30 January 1825, Charlotte Guthrie are up on the home farm in Greene County, Pennsylvania. She married Rinehart Bennett Church on 6 December 1842. They lived primarily in Center, Greene County, PA, but in 1860 were living in Perry, Monroe, Ohio. They returned to Center before the 1870 census.
1) Elizabeth Church 1844PA-1928PA married 1st Aaron Leonard +children, 2nd Isaac Wells
2) Delilah Church 1846PA-1940PA married Lisbon Scott about 1866/7 +children
3) Silas C Church 1848PA-1937PA married Mary Elizabeth Finch about 1871 +children
4) William Henry Church 1851PA-1890PA married Sarah Rachel McGlumphy +children
5) Susannah Church 1853PA-1932PA married Harvey F Scott +children
6) John S Church 1856PA-1938PA married Sarah ‘Sadie’ J Lewis +children
7) Cephas Guthrie Church 1858PA-1952PA married 1st Sarah Willett, 2nd Blanche Morris, 3rd Lou Whyte +children
8) Amanda Church 1859PA-1860PA died in early childhood
9) Emma Viola Church 1865PA-1899PA married James Gooden. No known children.
10) Rinehart Bennett Church 1865PA-1954PA married Flora Burroughs +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No


Archibald Guthrie was only 32 years old at his death in 1859. He had been born in Greene County, Pennsylvania on 21 February 1827 and married Pleasant Jane Temple about 1853. They had 1 child, Elizabeth Ellen Guthrie who died on the 17th of January 1876 at 21 years of age. Her mother, Pleasant, married George Burk 12 days later. The couple moved to West Virginia.
1) Elizabeth Ellen Guthrie 1854PA-1876PA died at 21 years of age, unmarried.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – No male descendants
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No surviving descendants


Elizabeth Ann Guthrie was the youngest of Elizabeth (Lemley) Guthrie’s children born on 5 March 1829 just a few months before her mother’s death in September. She probably married in 1844 or 1845 to James R Bradford, son of Robert & Nancy (Mells) Bradford, a farmer 10 years her senior, born on 30 Apr 1819. She was only 16 at the time of her death on 11 May 1845 and is buried at Guthrie Cemetery in Kirby, Greene, PA. No children. James remarried prior to 1850 to Elizabeth Pipes with whom he had several sons. He died of a paralytic attack on 17 Apr 1880. He was 60.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie without Descendants
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Descendants


Mary Jane Guthrie was one of two daughters born to Archibald Guthrie and his second wife Mary Phebe Roseberry. She arrived in the world on 23 September 1836 in Whiteley, Greene, Pennsylvania. Her marriage to George Remley occurred there on 9 December 1854. They lived in Morris, Greene, PA during the 1860 census and by 1865 had moved to Des Moines, Clark, Missouri. About half of their children were born in Missouri. They eventually settled in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri. They had 6 sons and 3 daughters. George was a farmer and later worked in retail goods. He died in 1917. Mary Jane moved to Woodson County, Kanas and was living with her daughter Margaret Damon and son-in-law George F Damon in Yates. She was 90 years old at her death on 28 Apr 1927 and is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City.
1) Mary Emma Remley 1854PA-1941MO married Oscar Loring Davis +children
2) James R Remley 1855PA-1946MO married 1st Barbara Anna Stark +children, 2nd Ruby Lisa Ricketts
3) Florence Victorine Remley 1858PA-1954TN married Robert Anderson Branson +children
4) John Abram Remley 1863PA-1933PA married Whilimena ‘Minnie’ Christine Heirmann +children
5) Margarite R Remley 1865MO-1951MO married 1st William M Spurried, 2nd George Francis Damon. No children.
6) Theodore Remley 1867IA-1934MO married Mary Mabel Eells +children
7) George A Remley 1869MO-1943MO married Fannie J Culvyhouse. No children.
8) Eugene Remley 1871MO-1937MO married Frances Woode +children
9) Victor H Remley 1874-1945 married Eva Anna Hiller. No children.

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendants of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No


Martha Ann Guthrie was the youngest child in the family born on 22 February 1841 in Greene County, Pennsylvania. She married Henry Church when she was about 31 years old in 1872. They had 3 children, and moved to Calhoun County, West Virginia 1880 to 1881. They both died in 1910.
1) George Church 1872PA-1881WV died at 8 years of age.
2) Ida Mae Church 1875PA-1959WV married Albert Ross Whipkey +children
3) Daisy M Church 1882WV-1967WV married Abe Lincoln Whipkey +children

Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendants of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Project Participants: No


WEBSITE/DATABASE: Ancestry.com. American Guthrie and allied families [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: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

BOOK: History of Greene County, PA containing an Outline of the State from 1682, until the Formation of Washington County in 1781, History During 15 Years of Union, The Virginia and new State Controversy, Running of the Mason’s and Dixon’s Line, Whiskey Insurrection, History of Churches, Families, Judges, Senators, Assemblies, Etc. Etc., by Rev. William Hanna (1892)

BOOK: History of Mercer County: Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc., Gathered from Mattter Furnished by the Mercer County Historical Society, Interviews with Old Settlers, County, Township and Other Records, and Extracts from Files of Papers, Pamphlets, and Such Other Sources as Have Been Available : Containing Also a Short History of Henderson County. (1882). United States: H.H. Hill and Company.

BOOK: Brewster, R. W., “The Rise of the Antislavery Movement in Southwestern Pennsylvania,” Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine 22 (March 1939): 1-18. | Andrew J. Waychoff, Local History of Greene County and Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1975, p. 85.

WEBSITE: Michigan Family History Network > Isabella County Records > Descendants of John (Esq.) Lennard > http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/isabella/Leonard.htm

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