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William Thomas Guthrie

Male Abt 1836 - 1864  (~ 28 years)


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  • Name William Thomas Guthrie 
    • Family information for this line comes courtesy of descendant Nancy Warren.
    Born Abt 1836  Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1860  DeSoto, Tallapoosa, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military 6 Mar 1862  Loachapoka, Lee, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlisted, Co. D, 34th Alabama Infantry.  
    Died Jul 1864  Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Killed in action during the Battle of Atlanta.
    Buried Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Possible burial. The 34th Alabama, a part of Manigault's brigade, took heavy casualties within two miles of Oakland.
    Person ID I3405  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2013 

    Father Nehemiah Guthrie,   b. 4 Jan 1807, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1859, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Nancy B Turner,   b. 20 Jan 1810,   d. 10 Jun 1892, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1828  Oglethorpe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Julia Trammell,   b. 25 Oct 1835, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1916, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1857  Tallapoosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • In April, 1862 ( I think) W.T. Guthrie and Richard T. joined the 34th Alabama, company 'D' and they were in the war together. There were other Trammells in the war but I cannot remember if they were in the same regiment but I think different companies. When I can get to my records ... all my new research is still on my computer....I can re-check all info.

      MANY families went in together so it was and that turned into a disaster for many a family.

      William Thomas Guthrie lost two brothers in 1863 and 1864... he and Richard Trammell were lost in July 1864( NEVER FOUND any grave except UNKNOWNS) and Emily Easley who passed away in 1862 with her 10 year daughter ( in a fever epidemic. Her nephew Richard S. Easley who was married to William Thomas' sister, Elizabeth Guthrie was lost at The Battle of Fussell's Mill in VA. 1 August 1864.

      In all the Gutheries lost 2 brothers and a brother-in-law, (married to Elizabeth Guthrie)..... One brother lost his leg and another an arm. Rufus Guthrie, who lost a leg at the 2nd Battle of Manassas and left for dead, came home somehow and went on to become the richest man in Walton and Forsyth counties, a politician and a GREAT help to the widows and orphans of his own family and many others in the area.

      William Thomas' wife Mary Julia Trammell Guthrie returned to Georgia to raise her son Luther Oscar and daughter Nancy Alice with a new home from Rufus and in later years Luther ran several business' of his own with help from Rufus. Then Luther was one of the pillars of the Walnut Grove and even Loganville communities. He and his father in law John Titshaw started the Corinth Christian Church and they are all buried there. Luther had married Mary Ann Titshaw and they had 6 children...but on Aug.1 1897 his wife, soon to deliver a baby was struck by lightening while standing near the well and killed. He then in heavy grief sold his home and moved to Loganville and started another Blacksmith shop, a furniture store and general store. His widowed mother, Mary Julia Trammell Guthrie went along with him to help raise the children. My grandfather Richard Preston born in 1888, was apprenticed to a relative in the blacksmith shop at age 13 .

      He did that work till he moved his family to Atlanta right before WWII( 1940) so his wife could be seen by heart doctors regularly. He had taken a job as a metal worker in the Fisher Body plant and right away was a foreman... The war was declared and he worked long hours building WILLIS JEEPS. [4]
    Children 
    +1. Nancy Alice Guthrie,   b. 20 Jun 1858, Tallapoosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1921, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Luther Oscar Guthrie,   b. 9 Sep 1861, Tallapoosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1933, Walton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F0948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1836 - Walton County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Walton County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Aug 1857 - Tallapoosa County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jul 1864 - Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Guthrie, Thomas William
    Guthrie, Thomas William
    NARA M311. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Alabama units.
    Guthrie, Thomas William
    Guthrie, Thomas William
    NARA M311. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Alabama units.
    Guthrie, Thomas William
    Guthrie, Thomas William
    NARA M311. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Alabama units.

    Histories
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate
    Had the South in her border
    A hero to spare,
    Or a heart at her altar,
    Lo! its life's blood was there!
    And the black battle-grime
    Might never disguise
    The smile of the South
    On the lips and the eyes
    Of her barefooted boys!

  • Sources 
    1. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Beat 5, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: M653_25; Page: 42; Image: 44; Family History Library Film: 803025.

    2. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: Division 88, Walton, Georgia; Roll: M432_86; Page: 38A; Image: 83.

    3. [S336435] Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957, (Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013).

    4. [S336393] Email, Nancy Warren, 28 Apr 2013.