Did John Guthrie change his name to Still after the civil war?

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Desperately seeking information. My 3X Great Grandfather fought in the Civil War under the name John Guthrie but was known as John Still after the war. I understand back in that time period, men would fight in place of another man for the benefit of the war pension. We have reason to believe that this in not the case in this senerio. We have little information on him and every trail has gone cold. He lived in Robb Township in the 1800's and later married Delilah Hendricks. They had one daughter together, Mary Alice Still. She later married Alexander Reed. Any information would be MUCH appreciated!
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Hello Lisa,

I found the following information on a John William Still, whose father was John Guthrie on www.familysearch.org. If you do a search on John Still, it will pull up a number of different records. But, I did not go so far as to find out when his name was changed, etc. Here is a start for you based on the information you posted in your question. Hope it helps and if I can help you any further, please let me know.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:M183-8NJ : accessed 2016-12-08), entry for John William Still.

by Blaire Christman G2G6 Mach 1 (14.8k points)
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Lisa,

I came across this record of Salem Curtis married to a Nancy Jane Still with a son John T. Curtis. Not sure if this will help you, but thought I'd share it with you just in case it might.

Name:    John T. Curtis
Birth Date:    
Birthplace:    
Age:    
Spouse's Name:    Sarah M. Carter Or Corder
Spouse's Birth Date:    
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Spouse's Age:    
Event Date:    09 Jul 1918
Event Place:    Vanderburgh, Indiana
Father's Name:    Salem Curtis
Mother's Name:    Nancy Jane Still
Spouse's Father's Name:    Stevens Coinwell
Spouse's Mother's Name:    Nancy Pole
Race:    
Marital Status:    
Previous Wife's Name:    
Spouse's Race:    
Spouse's Marital Status:    
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:    
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:    M01153-3
System Origin:    Indiana-EASy
GS Film number:    1479615
Reference ID:    232

 

Citing this Record:
"Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF45-XP1 : 3 December 2014), Salem Curtis in entry for John T. Curtis and Sarah M. Carter Or Corder, 09 Jul 1918; citing reference 232; FHL microfilm 1,479,615.
Name:    John William Still
Birth Date:    
Birthplace:    
Age:    
Spouse's Name:    Delilah Helen Hendricks
Spouse's Birth Date:    
Spouse's Birthplace:    
Spouse's Age:    
Event Date:    13 Mar 1869
Event Place:    Vermillion, Illinois
Father's Name:    
Mother's Name:    
Spouse's Father's Name:    
Spouse's Mother's Name:    
Race (Original):    
Marital Status:    
Previous Wife's Name:    
Spouse's Race (Original):    
Spouse's Marital Status:    
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:    
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:    M01700-4
System Origin:    Illinois-ODM
GS Film number:    1298747
Reference ID:    

 

Citing this Record:
"Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2PF-GCP : 29 December 2014), John William Still and Delilah Helen Hendricks, 13 Mar 1869; citing Vermillion, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,298,747.

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