2A-H: Ann Guthrie

Ann Guthrie abt. 1748 PA – ???? VA and John Murphy
of Chester and York Counties, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, USA

Parents: John Guthrie 1708IRE – 1790PA and Ann Hill (or Emmons) 1715IRE – 1814PA
Birth: 1749
Birth Location: Pennsylvania, Chester or Lancaster County
Marriage: John Murphy on 4 Nov 1779 by Rev. Alexander Dobbins
Murphy Children: Unknown
Death: Unknown, 1800s
Death Location: Unknown, probably Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Burial Location: Unknown

Parents: Unverified, possibly John Murphy d.1792 York, PA and Martha MNU
Birth: Unknown, Est. 1749
Birth Location: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Military Service: Unknown
Death: Unknown, 1800s
Death Location: Unknown, probably Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Burial Location: Unknown

John Murphy was living in Hamiltonban, York (now Adams) County, Pennsylvania at the time of his marriage to “Ann Guthory”. The marriage was recorded by Rev. Alexander Dobbins who was a Scots-Irish Presbyterian minister, educator, land developer and entrepreneur in Gettysburg. He was pastor of Rock Creek Congregation.

American Guthrie and Allied Families author, Laurence R Guthrie, comments that after their marriage, the Murphys presumably settled in Augusta County, Virginia. Only two additional notations on the distribution of the estate of John Guthrie, decd, provide any information. (LRG, p.693)

28 Sep 1791:
Thomas Love filed a partial account as executor of the estate of Ann’s father, John Guthrie, who had died in 1790. He had paid out 33 pounds, 6 shillings, 8 pence to various legatees including: “To Daniel McClellan per order from John Murphy in part of his wife’s legacy.”

21 Jun 1814
Final account of Thomas Love and Alexander Andrews was filed for Estate of Thomas McClelland, including: “To Jno. Murphy in right of his wife Ann…48 pounds, 3 shillings, 6 pence.”

There is a John Murphy (c1715 – 1792PA) whose will was written in 1792 York, PA and probated 1798 who could possibly be the father of this John Murphy. The children named in his will: Edward, John, James, Hugh, Daniel, and Samuel.

No other notations about the John Murphy-Ann Guthrie family found.

YDNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No


BOOK: 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‘ Kerr Print Co., Chambersburg, PA, 1933. Digital Repository: Internet Archive. [See p.160 and p.693 for entries about John Murphy and Ann Guthrie]

MICROFILM: Rock Creek Congregation (now United Presbyterian Congregation), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania computer printout; marriages, 1774-1840. FHL FILM: 1002595 Item 14. Extracted from book no.: Q 974.B42/G1 V2L. Other Similar Records.

WEBSITE: Early History of Hamiltonian Township (1730-1860)