My mother Abba Chute Greenough had 6 children. Willie, deceased, Mabel Alice, deceased, Jemmie M. Clarke, Mr. Fred Greenough, Ella May Rix, Josie G. Stotz and Ruth Stotz. I am the eldest [of the living children], 82 years old, David Prior was my grandfather, I can give you any information regarding the present generation and would be glad to. I can give you information of my grandfather's family, the 8th generation, and their families if there are any you are interested in. Wishing you the best of luck,Mrs. Jennie M. Clarke
George M. Chute records John Hamilton Chute as being "lost, World War II", without further detail. The U.S. Army Enlistment record below is for "Annette C. Chute" (married). The working theory for this record is that "Annette C. Chute" is the same individual recorded as "Annette Strino" in the John Hamilton Chute record. The rationale for this theory is the comparable time frame for the wife of John Hamilton Chute and the residence location of Westchester County, New York, where many of the members of the Owen Lockard Chute family lived at that time. Searching for confirmation that Annette C. Chute was in fact Annette Strino.
This was confirmed by Annette's daughter, Melodie Desmond, who wrote, "I am the daughter of Annette Strino, who was indeed married to John Hamilton Chute. Unfortunately, he died in the war shortly after their marriage. My mother subsequently enlisted as a WAAC, went to college, and married my father."
Source: E-Mail, Melodie Desmond to Jacqueline Chute, Tue 9/07/10 11:05
Albert Burton Chute graduated from New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York in 1928, and, according to his entry in his 1928 senior yearbook, "The Rochellean", (photo, right) he planned to attend "Michigan", which could be the University of Michigan or Michigan State University. However, at age 20, according to the 1930 United States Census, he was still living at home in New Rochelle, employed as a runner for a brokerage firm. According to GMC records, he also lived in Williamsport, PA and California, and his death records place him in Los Angeles, California.
"Born Sept. 18, 1817; married Alice Maria Bowlby (Jordan, George) June 16, 1842; (Jordan Bowlby married Eunice, daughter of Thomas Tupper, brother to Rev. Charles Tupper, 1821, had two sons and two daughters; he died 1828, aged thirty-three; she married 2nd, Henry Baker, and lived near Melvern Square.) Mr. Chute lived in Aylesford, a merchant about sixteen years; from there went to Margaretville on the Bay Shore; thence to Lancaster Co., Nebraska, fifteen miles from Lincoln, April 1868, with his son Charles C. (George Alexander and Jordan being there before), and took a claim under the Homestead, the wife and children coming in 1870. They returned in the fall of 1876 and bought the old Cronin farm in lower Granville. He was in Company M, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artilery, under Captain Greely in the late war, and George Alexander was in the Navy."
Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page 102-103.
Enlisted as a private in the 2nd Heavy Artillery Regiment, Massachusetts on 22 DEC 1863, at the age of 43. He was assigned to Company M, Unit 881.Regimental History: SECOND REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS, VOLUNTEER HEAVY ARTILLERY, THREE YEARS
"The recruiting of the 2d Regt. Mass. Vol. Hy. Arty. was authorized by Governor Andrew as early as May, 1863, and Major Jones Frankle of the 17th Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf. was designated as its colonel.
It was originally intended as a veteran regiment to be recruited from the members of nine months organizations whose terms of service were about to expire, but in the end its recruits were gathered from a much wider field. At its rendezvous, Camp Meigs, Readville, recruiting proceeded slowly through the summer and fall of 1863. In July and August, Companies "A", "B", "C", and "D" were enlisted and mustered into the service, and on Sept. 5, these four companies sailed from Boston on the steamer GUIDE bound for Newbern, N. C. Companies "E" and "F" were mustered largely in October and were sent, Nov. 7, to the same destination.
The remaining six companies, "G", "H", "I", "K", "L", and "M", were mustered in December, and were sent to Fort Monroe to report to General Butler. The six companies sent to Newbern were assigned to do guard and garrison duty at various places in eastern North Carolina, while the last six were held during the fall and winter in the vicinity of Norfolk.
The monthly reports for March, 1864, show that Companies "A" and "D" were stationed at Fort Macon, N. C., Company "B" at Newport Barracks, Company "C" at Morehead City, Companies "G" and "H" at Plymouth, N.C., and Companies "I", "K", "L", and "M" at Norfolk, Va.
After a brave resistance Companies "G" and "H" at Plymouth, N. C., were made prisoners almost to a man on April 20 by a Confederate force under General Hoke, about 275 being carried into captivity, a very large majority of whom died in Confederate prisons.
In May, 1864, of the eight companies in North Carolina, all were at Newbern excepting Company "B", which was still at Newport Barracks, while the companies in Virginia were stationed near Portsmouth. The headquarters of the regiment were now at Newbern. In July all the companies with the exception of "B" and "K" were at Newbern. During the months of August and September a large number of recruits arrived, raising the total number of men in the regiment to nearly 2000. By various orders of the War Department, issued during the winter of 1864-65, all the men in excess of the legal maximum standard, about 435 in number, were transferred to the 17th Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf.
In the fall of 1864 an epidemic of yellow fever visited Newbern, and the 2d Hy. Arty. lost a large number of men who contracted the disease while doing guard duty in the stricken city.
At the beginning of the year 1865 six companies, "B", "C", "F", "G", "I", and "M", were in the vicinity of Newbern, N. C., four, "A", "D", "E", and "H", were at Plymouth, N. C., while Companies "K" and "L" were in Virginia. These two companies joined the main body at Newbern in April.
Meanwhile on the 8th of March, 1865, Companies "B", "C", "F", "I", and "M" had participated in the battle of South West Creek, near Kinston, losing five men killed, 20 wounded, and two missing. June, 1865, found the entire regiment at Camp Chattanooga, near Newbern. In July it was transferred to Wilmington, N. C., and during the month of August it garrisoned Fort Fisher and other defenses of the Cape Fear River. On Sept. 2 the regiment was ordered home, and on the following day, Sept. 3, it was mustered out of the service and embarked for Boston. Arriving at Galloup's Island, Boston Harbor, Sept. 15, on the 23d the regiment was disbanded and the members departed for their homes.
Source: Historical Data Systems, comp. Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 - Historical Data Systems Inc.P.O. Box 196 Kingston, MA 02364
GMC: Had one daughter, Anita.Source: Chute Family in America in the 20th Century, George Maynard Chute, Jr., University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1968. page 29
The only data I've been able to locate thus far on this family comes from an identified family tree on Ancestry.com submitted by an "unknown contact." According to this questionable source (URL is: http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v112t0354&id=I0497), Ruby was actually John Samuel Porter's fifth wife, and at the time of this marriage he was a mere 17 years old, while Ruby was an even "merer" 13 years old and died shortly after the birth of their only child. The age of 13 even seems young by the standards in place at the turn of the 20th century, but isn't completely out of the realm of possibility. However, due to the combination of an uubstantiated record, a marriage at 13, five wives by the age of 17 and an "unknown contact" behind the record, I am considering this record unsubstantiated in all aspects until more official documentation is found.
GMC: Married "Miller".Source: Chute Family in America in the 20th Century, George Maynard Chute, Jr., University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1968. page 29
"Mable was found living with her grandfather on the 1900 census for Baldwin county, Ala. page 263a. She was 2 years old at the time. After that I don't know where she went. Betty White (Elizabeth White) was buried in the Stapleton Cemetery in Baldwin county Ala. right next to her parents."
Source: Midge Willis, E-Mail to Jacqueline Chute dated 10/13/2006 6:10:31 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.
"Born in Aylesford, N.S., May 17, 1854; went to sea several years and was a Captain; but since 1880, a merchant at Middleton, Annapolis Co.; married Olivia, daughter of Capt. John Hurst (school teacher John Hurst, and Relief, daughter of Joel Farnsworth), 1874."
Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page 165.
"Born near Digby, N. S., Dec. 4, 1816 and went to Lunenburg, Mass., with his parents in 1827; married Nancy Amanda, (school teacher), daughter of Sylvester Foster, May 17, 1863; she died July 14, 1864, aged thirty, he married 2nd, Adaline Burgess, Mar. 14, 1865; they lived at Ashburnham; he a carpenter; died there March 10, 1876; she lives at Fitchburg."
Source: Chute, William Edward. A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America: With Some Account of the Family in Great Britain and Ireland, with an Account of Forty Allied Families Gathered from the Most Authentic Sources. Salem, Massachusetts, 1894. Page 103.