Herman Guthrie

19 December 1798–
Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Herman

When Herman Guthrie was born on 19 December 1798, in Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elias Guthrie, was 29 and his mother, Phoebe Stone, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Elias Guthrie
1769–
Phoebe Stone
1772–1812
Truman Guthrie
1791–1813
Minerva Guthrie
1793–1863
Betsy Guthrie
1794–
Herman Guthrie
1798–
Annie Guthrie
1800–
Stephen Guthrie
1802–1870

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 4

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1803

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Forfar, named in Gaelic with gaothair ‘windy place’ (a derivative of gaoth ‘wind’) + the locative suffix -ach.2 Possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre ‘son of Uchtre’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to uchtlach ‘child’.3 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithimh ‘descendant of Flaitheamh’, a byname meaning ‘prince’. This is the result of an erroneous association of the Gaelic name in the form Ó Fhlaithimh (Fh being silent), with the Gaelic word laithigh ‘mud’, and of mud with gutters, and an equally erroneous association of the Scottish surname Guthrie with the word ‘gutter’. Compare Laffey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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