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GUTHRIE, ROBERT (?–?). Robert Guthrie, farmer and stock raiser, moved to Texas as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred. On July 19, 1824, he received title to a league of land now in Jackson County. The census of March 1826 listed him as a man between twenty-five and forty, with a wife, a daughter, and two sons. On July 17, 1835, Guthrie was present at the Lavaca-Navidad Meeting, where delegates drafted resolutions decrying the Mexican government's treatment of American colonists. Edna, county seat of Jackson county, was constructed on Guthrie's land.


Lester G. Bugbee, "The Old Three Hundred: A List of Settlers in Austin's First Colony," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 1 (October 1897). Ira T. Taylor, The Cavalcade of Jackson County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1938).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"GUTHRIE, ROBERT," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 08, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.