Capt. Johannes Clute and Fredrick Clute were the first recorded Clutes in the country. I am descended from Fredrick Clute, likely, closely kin to the former. I do have a "ton" of "documented" information on this Clute line into Schenectady where my gg grandfather, Giles Ashton Clute was born. The massacre of Schenectady has a list of those present. The Clutes had not arrived yet, but through collateral lines have descendants from this event.