Edmond Guthrie was the son of Joseph Guthrie, and a grandson of Mathew. Joseph was married to Susannah Wood, both were born in the very early 1800's in the Carolinas. It is probable that Susannah was a second wife, and not likely the mother of Edmond Guthrie.
Edmond Guthrie was born August 12, 1832 in Spartanburg District, South Carolina. His headstone has the year 1829, military and other records show 1832 as the year of his birth.
After the death of Joseph Guthrie his widow and children were in Arkansas Territory when
White County was being formed. Edmond married his first wife there, March 22, 1855.
She was Elizabeth Price, born in 1838 to Thomas and Mary Price. Edmond and Elizabeth left White County and were in Newton County, Arkansas when their first child was born, Thomas Guthrie, born February 3, 1856 at Mossville. Their second child was Lucretia Guthrie, born January of 1860. Third child was Martha Guthrie, born in 1863. Fourth born was Amanda Guthrie, born in 1865.
Edmond Guthrie enrolled at Norristown, Arkansas on the 30th day of October 1863 as a Private in Company D 3rd Regiment of the Arkansas Cavalry in the service of the United States, in the Civil War. He was honorably discharged at Norristown on the 22nd day of May 1865. His personal description at enlistment: Height - six feet, Complexion - dark Color of eyes - blue, Color of hair - dark.
Edmond's wife Elizabeth Price Guthrie died in 1866, west of Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas; she was buried at May Cemetery.
Edmond Guthrie married his second wife, Mary M. Reed Harkey, a widow, in Pope County, Arkansas, July 6, 1866. She was the daughter of Clairborn Reed and Eliza Carlock Shinn. Two children were born to Edmond and Mary. Netter Guthrie, born October 13, 1867, never married. She died October 8, 1893, buried Mossville Cemetery Newton County, Arkansas. The second child born to Edmond and Mary was Sarah Ellen Theodothia. (See Sarah Ellen Guthrie Edgmon Info...you will be leaving Pope County, use back arrow on browser to return to this page)
After Mary's death, Edmond married his third wife, Elizabeth 'Liza' Hughes Childress, also a widow. They were married by P. Burton, October 15, 1871 in Pope County, Arkansas. Liza had two sons from her first marriage, John and Jim Childress. The marriage of Eliza and Edmond produced no children. They left Pope County and were in Newton County, Arkansas by mid 1872. Liza Guthrie died in April of 1878. She was the first person buried Mossville Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas.
Edmond Guthrie was married to his fourth wife, Sarah Lucinda Bull, by A. R. McPherson, July 28, 1878 in Newton County. Edmond and Sarah Lucinda Bull Guthrie had six children: Delilia I. Guthrie, born May 6, 1879. John Fielding Guthrie, was born December 24, 1881. Joseph E. Guthrie, born March 31, 1884. Nancy Paralee Guthrie, born November 12, 1885. Minnie B. Guthrie, born November 29, 1889. George Benjamin Guthrie, September 23, 1892.
Edmond's daughter Sally and his wife Sarah tended to him through the final days of his life. Edmond Guthrie died April 23, 1916 at Boxley, Newton County, Arkansas, he is buried at Mossville Cemetery. Sarah Lucinda Bull was born September 23, 1848. She outlived Edmond by ten and a half years, Sarah Lucinda Bull Guthrie died October 1, 1926. Sarah Lucinda is buried White Rock Cemetery Dutch Mills, Washington County, Arkansas.
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