Hi Stephanie, Nice to hear from you again. The Clute search goes on.
John Stillwell Clute, born 28 Dec. 1801, Charleston, Montgomery County, New York (needs further verification) died 28 November 1896, New West Minster BC.(is verified through British Columbia death certificate), buried in the Masonic Section of ......... Cemetery. (need to look that up in my records again)In the section of this cemetery are three John Stillwell Clutes; the first 1801, the second 1840 born in Ontario and the third born in 1867 New Westminster, BC. All buried in close proximity. Along with other west coast Clute family members.
J. S. married Maria Wood Clute in Ernestown, on 25 December 1827. They lived, until Maria's death, in Picton, Ontario on 18 Nov. 1881. Maria is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Picton, Ontario. On the same plot with her are two of her grandchildren, John W, and Mary Scott. John died at age 7 and Mary at age 3, in 1863. Likely of something like smallpox. They died ten days apart.
A few years after Maria's death, John S the first moved to British Columbia to be near his son, the 1840 J. S. where he died in 1896.
This information has come from public records and several west coast Clute families. In September I paid my respects at the grave of Maria Clute and the two Scott Children. This was the Scott plot. The parents of the Scott children were David Scott and Frances Eliza Clute Scott. My gr-grandparents.
Also while in that region of Canada I found the grave of Agnes Clute Ross and her husband Lewis Ross in Port Hope, Ontario. Agnes was the sister of Frances E.
Using Derick Clute and Katherine Shonts as likely parents I find three surviving children. A son, Richard, born 1789, a daughter, Mary, born 1790 and John Stillwell born 1801. Also listed in other sources are the names of Ann, David and Henry. Nothing to verify these names. However, given the distance between 1790 and 1901 it is highly possible that these three children were born and died in that time frame. Who knows.
Did Brian list the children he had? Wondering if they match the three I have listed as possibles???
As for the West Coast Canada Clutes there is a wealth of public information for anyone who cares to search and I would be happy to lend a hand.