GUTHRIES of PA / OH
This Guthrie family lived in Ireland before moving to Washington County, Pennsylvania and later to Coshocton, Ohio. The Y-DNA matches currently suggest the presence of a genetic mismatch to any other established Guthrie Family Group in either Robert Guthrie’s generation or a previous one.
CLAIM TO FAME
LINEAGES ASSOCIATED with GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 12
- Descendants of Robert Guthrie c1774IRE-1854OH & Jean McGibney
Robert Guthrie immigrated to America from Ireland. His marriage to Jean McGibney occurred in Ireland in 1796. According to family tradition, Robert fought on the Protestant side of the Rebellion in 1798, and soon decided to move his family to America where they had relatives. No indication of the identity of those relatives, however. They lived in Peters, Washington, Pennsylvania for the next 40-50 years. Near the end of his life and now a widower, Robert moved to Coshocton County, Ohio where some of his children were living. He died there in 1854.
There are now two participants representing the Guthrie-McGibney line, one with a very early Y12-marker DNA test and one with a recent Y37-marker test. Their only match to someone of the Guthrie surname is at the Y12 level indicating a prehistoric or bronze age ancestor rather than a modern genealogical one. The lineage previously designated as GFG12-Branch B: Descendants of William Guthrie and Margaret Japp, has been returned to an Ungrouped Family Status. Being able to compare the two lineages at the Y37 level now shows they are unrelated. There are currently no other Guthrie matches for this group.