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Elizabeth (Willis) Guffey (abt. 1797 - 1877)

Elizabeth Guffey formerly Willis
Born about in Wayne County, Kentucky, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married 18 Apr 1819 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 80 in Morgan County, Tennessee, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jul 2009
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Elizabeth Willis was born in 1797 in Wayne County, Kentucky. She died October 20, 1877, in Morgan County, Tennessee.

Elizabeth Willis Guffey stated in her application for pension of William Guffey that they were married April 18, 1809, at home by the JP. John L. Scott. Clerk of Morgan County, Tennessee, certify that the marriage records of Morgan co. TN. were destroyed during the late war. John L. Scott signed paper on Sept. 25, 1873.

Elizabeth Willis Guffey is buried in an unmarked grave in Union Grove, Morgan County, Tennessee.


  • "United States Census, 1850," Database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 June 2015), Elizabeth Guffer in household of William Guffer, Morgan county, Morgan, Tennessee, United States; citing family 297, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1860," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 July 2015), Elizabeth Guffee in household of William Guffee, The 6th District, Morgan, Tennessee, United States; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, ( : n.d.); citing p. 68, household ID 446, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,266.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 July 2015), Elizabeth Guffy in household of Emerson Guffy, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 1, family 7, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,051.

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Burial record: William Guffey Burial Burville, Morgan Co. Tenn. 1786-1866

Wife: Elizabeth Guffey born Willis

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