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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.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: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).
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