Hello. I am descended from Adam Guthrie and his wife, Mary Anderson. Adam and Mary lived in southwest Virginia (Augusta and Fincastle counties), east Tennessee (Sevier County) and Cumberland County, Kentucky. I am presently searching for the names of the parents of Adam Guthrie. This website is an attempt to share with others what I've learned about my Guthrie family history in my many years of research. I hope my information will be helpful to others in their search for their ancestors. If you have any questions concerning my Guthrie family information, please feel free to contact me. Thanks.
Floyd L. Owsley
6185 Oilskin Drive
Ooltewah, Tennessee 37363
A FEW HISTORICAL NOTES
(CONCERNING THE FAMILY OF ADAM GUTHRIE AND MARY ANDERSON)
Mary Anderson, wife of Adam Guthrie, was the daughter of George Anderson and his wife, Elizabeth, of Augusta County, Virginia. Mary Anderson Guthrie was the sister of Margaret Anderson, wife of Colonel Gilbert Christian. The Guthrie and Christian families were very early settlers in east Tennessee. Adam Guthrie's farm was located on the French Broad River in Sevier County, Tennessee. His farm bordered the farm of the well-known Indian fighter, Colonel James Hubbert (Hubbard). Hubbert's wife was Elizabeth Anderson who was probably related to Mary Anderson, wife of Adam Guthrie.
CHILDREN OF ADAM GUTHRIE AND MARY ANDERSON
James Guthrie - spouse: Sarah Atchley, daughter of Thomas Atchley and Lydia Richards. James and Sarah lived in Cumberland and Clinton counties in Kentucky.
George Guthrie - spouse: Hannah. George and Hannah lived in Cumberland County, Kentucky and Fayette County, Illinois.
Thomas Guthrie - spouse: Mary "Polly" Canterbury, daughter of William Canterbury and Elizabeth Ann "Betsyann" Lawson. Thomas and Mary lived in Cumberland County, Kentucky and Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Mary "Polly" Guthrie - She was never married. Mary lived in Cumberland County, Kentucky and Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Nancy Guthrie - She was never married. Nancy lived in Cumberland County, Kentucky and Hamilton County, Tennessee.
MY FAMILY DATABASE
(This database contains a large amount of information on my ancestors and their families.)
Sevier County, Tennessee
(This farm is located on land formerly owned by the Guthrie and Hubbert "Hubbard" families. It is located on the north side of the French Broad River. The Smoky Mountains can be seen looking south in the background. This photograph was obtained from Dorothy Sanner, descendant of Adam Guthrie.)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKS
DOROTHY ANN FOSTER SANNER
Dorothy is a descendant of George Guthrie, son of Adam Guthrie and Mary Anderson. Thanks to Dorothy for her Guthrie research and for her hard work in gaining acceptance of the Adam Guthrie family as "One of Tennessee's First Families."
RONALD SCOTT GUTHRIE
Scott is a descendant of Thomas Guthrie, son of Adam Guthrie and Mary Anderson. Thanks to Scott for his extensive research of the Thomas Guthrie family of Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Mike is a descendant of James Guthrie, son of Adam Guthrie and Mary Anderson. Thanks to Mike for his extensive research of the James Guthrie family of Clinton County, Kentucky.