James Guthrie was among the earliest pioneers of this county, coming here
about 1798. He was of Irish birth, as was also his wife Margaret (Dixon)
Guthrie. They patented and settled upon a tract of heavy timbered land,
containing 336 acres. This Mr. Guthrie cleared up and lived upon it until his
death. His son, Andrew Dixon Guthrie, was born on this farm and lived there
all of his life. He married Margaret Todd Cummins, of whom a portrait appears
on this page. She was born on Crooked creek, Indiana county, where her
parents, who were of Scotch-Irish descent, had settled at a very early day.
They emigrated from the Shenandoah valley, Virginia, where the families
located on coming to America, and where some of their descendants now reside,
a strong and thriving race of people. Mrs. Guthrie now lives with a brother at
the place of her birth. She was the mother of six children, three of whom grew
to maturity. The names of the latter are Margaret Jane, John Calvin and
William C. Guthrie. The two first named are single and are living with their
brother on the old home farm.
William C. Guthrie was born December 16, 1848. He is now engaged in farming
and also manufacturing at Apollo a good article of charcoal, for which he
finds a market at the ironmill. He is one of Apollo�s pushing business men,
and a social, genial character. He married Margaret, daughter of William and
Nancy (Gallagher) McAdoo, of Maysville, Pennsylvania, who was born July 19,
1849. They have two children, John Andrew, who was born August 25, 1879, and
Nancy Todd, born April 11, 1881.
280, History of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania by Robert Walker Smith, Esq.
Chicago: Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1883.
Transcribed January 1999 by Jeffrey Bish
for the Armstrong County Smith Project.
Contributed by Jeffrey Bish for use by the Armstrong County Genealogy Project
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