Adam Allen Guthrie

Cumberland, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Adam Allen

When Adam Allen Guthrie was born in 1808, in Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, his father, George Guthrie Sr., was 28 and his mother, Hannah Ann Force, was 31. He married Mahala Sidwell on 14 January 1830, in Fayette, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Ramsey Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died in Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Adam Allen Guthrie
Mahala Sidwell
Marriage: 14 January 1830
Pvt. Francis Marion Guthrie
David Guthrie
William Samuel Guthrie
Richard T Guthrie

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14 January 1830
Fayette, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 4

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Age 38

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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Sources (3)

  • Edwin Guthrie, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Adam Guthrie, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Adam Guthrie, "Illinois State Census, 1855"

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