Frances Nation (Guthrie) (1854 - 1885)

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Nicknames: "Frances Gunthrie", "Francis Guthrie", "Francis Nation", "Frances Guthrie", "Frances Nation"
Birthplace: possibly Blount County, AL, but more likely as, Texas, United States
Death: Died
Managed by: Dan Cornett
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About Frances Nation (Guthrie)


  1. William Nation 1872 - ?
  2. Walter Lee Nation 1875 - 1876
  3. Samuel W. Nation 1877 - 1878
  4. Destie Nation 1878 - 1879
  5. Martha D. Nation 1879 - ?

The marriage record on has a date of 13 Apr 1870, whereas the 1870 US Census of Alabama has a Frances Guthrie, age 14, still living at home in June of 1870. The 1860 US Census of Alabama has another possible Frances Guthrie of age 13 (in 1860), but that one is inconsistent with several MH Family Tree records which have her birth as Feb. 16, 1854 (those also agree with the marriage date of April 13th, 1870).

The June, 1870 US Census of Alabama had Frances Nation (age 16) with Jackson Nation -- along with neighbors of the Neelys, Hoods, and other Nation families.

From looking across the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 Alabama US Census,there was an Elmira Guthrie and husband was Daniel George (or George Daniel) Guthrie. It is not clear why the name "George" was used in the 1860 census, but Daniel appears as Elmira's husband in the 1850, 1870, and 1880 census reports -- and the children are consistent across all of them. However...

There is still the problem of the birth year inconsistency and the "living at home" as Frances Guthrie(age 14) and "living with husband" as Frances Nation (age 16) -- both in June of 1870. Perhaps the wife of Jackson Nation was not born in Alabama, but in Texas, as a daughter to G.W. and Permelia Guthrie as reported on this 1860 Census report. As Jackson Nation was age 25 in 1870, he might well have encountered a "Texas girl" in his travels during and after the Civil War (he was known to be a Civil War veteran). That "Texas girl" would also be consistent with the middle initial "A." as shown on the MyHeritage Family Trees.

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Frances Nation's Timeline

February 16, 1854
Texas, United States
April 13, 1870
Age 16
Blount, Alabama, United States
January 10, 1872
Age 17
Blount, Alabama, United States
Age 24
Blount, Alabama, United States
March 24, 1885
Age 31