The first John Stillwell Clute is the son of Derick Clute and Katherine Shorts ( or at least t here are some sources that say so.) Born 29 Dec 1801.. possibly either New York or Canada. He died 28 Dec 1896 in Enestown, Ontario, Canadea.. Married Maria Wood on 25 Dec. 1827. This information came years ago from a Brian Harling.. No proof that I can find. He gave several children from the Derick marriage, but the only one that is still likely is John Stillwell.. No idea why the name.