From Shelby County, Kentucky – Biographies
Isaac N. Guthrie, a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families in Shelby County, was born February 8, 1841, and is the third son of James and Fannie (Smith) Guthrie, who were born respectively in Shelby and Woodford Counties, Kentucky. His grandfather, James Guthrie, was also a native of Shelby County, who, in a very early time, kept the Guthrie Tavern, near Clay Village, on the State Road between Clay Village and Frankfort, and who participated in the Indian wars. The father of Isaac N. Guthrie was a farmer and trader during his life. Isaac N. Guthrie was reared on the farm, receiving his early education at Eminence and New Castle. He entered the college at Georgetown in 1858, and pursued his studies for two years, when he returned to farming, and has since been engaged in the vocation, now owning a farm of 447 acres in Marshall’s Precinct. In 1862 he was married to Miss Sallie Sloan, of Spencer County. She died in 1872, and in 1874 he was married to Miss Emma Warford, a native of Shelby County, and a daughter of Benjamin and Delilah Warford, who were also natives of Shelby County. Mr. Guthrie has one child, Ernest, born January 14, 1866. Mr. Guthrie’s second wife died in 1884, and he was married to Mrs. Ella Warford Long, of Shelby County, widow of ex-sheriff Long, and sister of the second Mrs. Guthrie.