Sarah Ellen Theodothia Guthrie was the second child born to Edmond Guthrie and Mary Reed Harkey Guthrie. Sarah Ellen was born February 1, 1869 northwest of Russellville, Clark Township, Pope County, Arkansas. She was named after Sarah Ellen Theodothia Reed, her mother's younger sister. Family and friends most often called her Sally; sometimes Sarah, which by custom of area folks, came out with the attached "ie or y" sound, hence Sister Sarrie, as she was refered to in church.
Shortly after Sally's second birthday, her mother died. She was soon sheltered by the love of her father and his third wife, Liza Childress Hughes. In April of 1878, when Sally was nine years old, Liza died...she was the first person buried in the Mossville Cemetery in Newton County, Arkansas. Three months later, July 21, 1878, Sally's father married his fourth wife, Sarah Lucinda Bull. Sally received the love of a mother from Sarah Lucinda Bull Guthrie. Sarah Lucinda helped Sally learn to sew and taught her other household tasks that were expected of females of that time. She helped Sally make the dress that Sally is wearing in the above picture. Sally learned the skill of carding cotton, spinning wool, drying and storing fruits and vegetables, shelling and hand grinding of corn, the salting of meat, and numerous other chores of the day. All which in turn helped Sally to also provide for her family, to be a good wife and loving mother.
Sally was married to Edward Edgmon by Richard Thomas, May 27, 1888, at Cassville, Newton County,
Arkansas. Sally's father and family received mail at Cassville, as did the parents of Edward Edgmon.
Edmond Guthrie later moved his family near Boxley, Newton County. Edward's parents, Philemon and
Abigail Sparks Edgmon, had came to that area of Arkansas from Roane County, Tennessee in the mid
1850's. They resided at Cassville the remainder of their lives. Sally and Edward were living near
Cassville when their first child was born, 1889. They were living at Mossville by 1890 when their
second child was born. Sally endured many harsh and rough times during her life. But always gave
tender love and understanding to her children who were so very dear to her. She died Chirstmas Eve,
1919, at her home in Mossville. Is buried at Mossville Cemetery in Newton County, Arkansas.
Husband: Edward Edgmon Born: October 22, 1866 Swain, Newton County, Arkansas Died: April 18, 1952 Buried: Mossville Cemetery Newton County, Arkansas Note: Farmer, Casket Maker, Justice of Peace Father: Philemon Edgmon Mother: Abigail Sparks Wife: Sarah Ellen Theodothia Guthrie Edgmon "Sally" Born: February 1, 1869 Pope County, Arkansas Died: December 24, 1919 Mossville, Newton County, Arkansas Buried: Mossville Cemetery Newton County, Arkansas Note: Wonderful Mother Father: Edmond Guthrie Mother: Mary M. Reed Harkey Guthrie Married: May 27, 1888 Cassville, Newton County, Arkansas Children, who were dearly loved by their Mother... Philemon Edgmon April 1, 1889 Edmond Edgmon September 14, 1890 Josie Edgmon August 28, 1892 Hesse Edgmon June 30, 1894 Jesse Edgmon November 30, 1896 Leither Edgmon October 31, 1898 Samie Edgmon February 20, 1900 Mattie Grace Edgmon October 12, 1902 Eldridge Edgmon December 5, 1905 Mary Lynn Edgmon October 7, 1907 Virgil Edgmon October 3, 1910
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