Greene, PA

Created 1796 from Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Greene was also part of the disputed region claimed by Virginia
and was encompassed within the westernmost
reaches of the Augusta District.   

SOURCE: History of Greene County, Pennsylvania by Samuel P. Bates, 1888. US/CAN 974.883 H2b, FHL

SOLOMON GUTHRIE, a retired farmer of Kirby, Penn., was born in the house where he and his family reside in Whiteley Township, Greene County, April 7, 1816. He is a son of Archibald and Elizabeth (Lemley) Guthrie, who were natives of Pennsylvania. They were married in Greene County, afterwards settling in Whiteley Township, where Mrs. Guthrie died. After her death, Archibald married Mary Scott, who is still living. He died August 23, 1845. He was the father of twelve children, of  whom eight are living. Solomon Guthrie was united in marriage January 31, 1839, with Elizabeth Fry, born in Centre Township, November 20, 1818. Mrs Guthrie’s parents were George and Elizabeth Fry (nee Beckingbaugh), who were natives of Greene County. To Mrs. and Mrs. Guthrie have been born ten children, of whom seven are living—Susan, wife of Robinson John; Elizabeth S., wife of Benona John; George W., Lucinda, wife of Abraham Shull; Solomon E., Jessie L. and William F.; Job, Maria and Archibald being deceased. Mr. Guthrie has been engaged in farming all his life and owns 120 acres of land where he and his family reside. He and Mrs. Guthrie are consistent members of the Methodist Church.

SAMUEL GUTHRIE, a farmer and stock grower of Perry Township was born in Greene County, Penn., December 18, 1820, and is a son of Archibald and Elizabeth (Lemley) Guthrie, also natives of Greene County., and of Irish and Dutch origin. His father, who was a farmer and a pioneer settler in Whiteley Township, died in this county in 1845. Samuel is the seventh in a family of ten children and grew to maturity on the home farm, attending the subscription schools. He has successfully followed farming as his chief pursuit, and is the owner of 133 acres of valuable land where he resides near Kirby P.O. Mr Guthrie’s wife was Miss Nancy, daughter of James and Nancy (Stephens) Patterson. Her parents were natives of this county, and of Irish and German descent. Mr and Mrs Guthrie’s children are—Elizabeth, wife of Alfred Moore of West Virginia; James P., a farmer; Hannah Martha, wife of Franklin Henderson; and Priscilla, deceased. Mr Guthrie is a Rebublican. His wife is a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

GEORGE W. GUTHRIE, farmer and stock-grower, Kirby, Penn., was born in Whiteley Township, this county, March 26, 1848. His parents, Solomon and Elizabeth (Fry) Guthrie, are also natives of Greene County, and of English and Gernam origin. His father, for many years a farmer and stock-grower, has now retired from the more active duties of life and resides in Whiteley Township. George is the fifth in a family of six children, and was reared on the farm in Whiteley Township. He is an industrious farmer, paying close attention to his business, and is the owner of a good—- (Missing copy of p816)

SOURCE: Early Landownwers of Pennsylvania: Atlas of Township Warrantee Maps of Greene County, PA, by Sharon Cook MacInnes, PhD, and Angus MacInnes, US/CAN 974.883 R2m, FHL

SOURCE: A Supplement (Including and Index) to The History of Lieutenant-Colonel John Guthery of Greene County Pennsylvania and of Allied Families, by Mary Sibyl (Gray) May, Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, Conn., 1956, Supplement by Richard Holman May, Washington, D.C., 1969.

ANN’s NOTES:  The preface indicates that the book’s main function is to provide an index to Mary Gray May’s original book of 1956. A copy of John Guthery’s pension application was added, but scans of the original document can be found at Fold3. The author also mentions that (as of 1969) his research had failed to uncover any records of John Guthery’s parents or birthplace.


SOURCE: Greene County PA Will Book 3 – Page 283

SOURCE:  Greene County Pennsylvania Will Book – 1845 – Page 220-221
No. 1175
Will of Archibald Guthrie