I received this information from my GUTHRIE family line and noticed the
DANIEL name and thought I would pass it along. None of these DANIEL's are in
my direct line but if anyone has a DANIEL /GUTHRIE connection please let me
know. I hope this helps someone else.
Michelle M. Daniel
Cerulean Precinct, Trigg County, Kentucky
William Henry Perrin, ed. 1994. History of Trigg County, Kentucky.
Heritage Books, Bowie, MD
Historical and Biographical printed in 1884 by F.A. Battey, Chicago).
CERULEAN SPRINGS occupies the northeast corner of Trigg County, with the
following boundaries, to wit: Christian County on the north and east,
Montgomery Precinct on the south, and Caldwell County on the west.
Settlement.--The neighborhood of the Springs is one of the oldest settled
portions of what is now Trigg County and must have had a begining at a very
early day after the visits of the North Carolina and Virginia Commissioners
in 1790 and 1800
Another very early settler whose arrival antedates 1795 was James Daniel,
who located about one and a half miles east of the farm now owned by J.
Stewart. His sons, Elijah, John and George, came the same time and figured
as prominent citizens at a later day. George became Sheriff of the county
John Blakely settled two miles southeast of the Springs as early as 1797 and
was joined soon after by William Johnson and John Roberts, both of whom came
from South Carolina.
Joel Thompson was among the first pioneers and made a home on land
adjoining the old Goodwin Farm.
John Goode settled on Dry Fork one and a half miles from the Springs prior
to 1800 and was one of the earliest magistrates in the county.
Jacob Stinebaugh came in an early day and settled where his son, Daniel,
lives, a short distance from the Springs. The latter was born on the place
where he now resides and has been a citizen of the precinct for seventy-five
Among other very early comers were Benjamin Ladd, Elisha Harber, John
ones, Richard Stowe, Robert Rogers, H. Hayden, John McAtee and James
Brownfield, all of whom located within a radius of three miles of the
Later came David Haggard, John Guthrie and his sons Vincent,
Patrick, Jesse and Erby, William James and John Blanks, Samuel Campbell,
Wiley Wilson, Joel Wilson, William Wilson, Seth Pool, Adam Thompson and J.
Early Events.--The first death in this precinct, as far as known, was a man
by name of Upton, who died prior to the year 1804. He was the first person
buried in the Guthrie Graveyard. Robert Goodwin, Sr., and Jesse Goodwin died
in a very early day and were among the first laid to rest in what is known
as the Military Cemetery. Balaam Izell was the first person interred in the
Thomas graveyard, his death having occurred prior to 1820.
In the year 1806, Jackson Daniel, son of James Daniel, was born; and, a year
later, Samuel, son of Robert Goodwin, Sr., was ushered into the
world. Other early births were Green Daniel, born in
1808; Leah Goodwin, in 1809; Lewis Daniel, in 1810; Benjamin Woodson, John
and Harry Goode, sons of John Goode, prior to 1812; and Robert Goodwin, Jr.,
Among the very early marriages were the following:
John Goodwin and Elizabeth Griffith,
Joseph Goodwin and a Miss Edwards,
Gustin Cook and Mary Goodwin,
David Martin and Martha Goodwin,
Josiah Blakely and Elizabeth Goodwin,
Richard McAtee and Anna Goodwin.
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