2A-O: Sophronia Guthrie

Sophronia Guthrie 1819 NY – 1830 NY
of Montgomery and Wayne Counties, New York, USA

Parents: Ahiel Guthrie c1789MA-1851NY and Diantha Bullock 1782NY-1873NY
Birth: 27 July 1819
Birth Location: Canajoharie, Montgomery, New York, USA
Death: 1 August 1830
Death Location: Williamson, Wayne, New York, USA
Burial: Unknown, presumably in Wayne County, New York

Sophronia Guthrie was the eldest child of Ahiel and Diantha (Bullock) Guthrie. She was only 11 years old at the time of her death on 1 August 1830. The cause of her death, whether childhood illness or accident, is unknown.

Her parents married in 1818 in Canajoharie, Montgomery, NY and were residing there during the period of the 1820 census. Ahiel and Diantha purchased property in Sodus, Ontario (later Wayne), NY in 1821 and were at the time noted to be of Canajoharie.

Unless the family was living in another household at the time of the 1820 census, you’d expect to find Ahiel Guthrie listed in Canajoharie, Montgomery, NY. He is not found among the transcribed names on Ancestry, however a closer examination of the very poor digital image suggests that he is indeed there, but listed as a “Hill Gardenier” (See image below.) The family of 3 matches the anticipated family profile of a couple with just one daughter.

Household of Ahiel Guthrie (incorrectly transcribed as Hill Gardenier)
1 Free White Male and 1 Free White Female 26-44 (Ahiel and Diantha)
1 Free White Female Under 10 (Sophronia)

Ahiel Guthrie Household
1820 US Federal Census
Canajoharie, Montgomery, NY

Guthrie Children: N/A – Died during childhood
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie – No Descendants
Autosomal DNA Participants: N/A – No Descendants


FAMILY SEARCH: Individual Profile (About) – Ahiel Guthrie (9M5-V4N)
FAMILY SEARCH: Individual Profile (About) – Sophronia Guthrie (278V-WYG)

WEBSITE: Herman Bullock and Drusilla Asenith Finton Descendants and Ancestors, Compiled by Paul David Bullock and Philip Gerald Bullock, December 1999. Latest Edition with Additions and Corrections, May 29, 2013.
p.121 Ahiel Guthrie, Diantha Bullock
p.134 Ahiel Guthrie, Diantha Bullock

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