"Fought under General Wolfe at the taking of Quebec in 1759."
ii. Charlotte A., b. Dec. 16, 1858; m. James, son of William Kimball jr., Dec. 20, 1876; merchant and postmaster at Kimball, Ont. ; 3 or 4 children.
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 107.
"Born in Carradoc, Middlesex Co., Ont., Jan. 13, 1848; was a convert to Christianity at the age of fourteen; baptized by Rev. George Richardson, and joined the Baptist church at Strathroy; he bought a farm in Carradoc, and worked it a few years, at the same time cultivating his talents as a Christian, and also in the practice of music; he married Sarah Jane, daughter of William Webb of Carradoc, Dec. 25, 1873; built a brick house that year and taught singing. But being impressed with the propriety of preaching the gospel he sold out his farm and attended grammar school in Strathroy, spring of 1875, which he attended for a year and a half; he next attended the Woodstock college or institute1 two and a half years; then to the Morgan Park school or college near Chicago2, where he was ordained to the gospel ministry, and graduated B.D., May, 1882. As a student he was nearly always at the head of his class; he also studied medicine in London, Ont., under Dr. E. G. Edwards; he embarked for India from New York, Aug 30, 1882; went to Secumderahad, and in 1885 to Palmoor, a missionary and teacher among the Telagus. He has been very successful in winning souls to Christ, having about three hundred members in one church, one third of them converts from the high caste. In 1890 he organized another church fifty miles away. His field is sixty by eighty miles over. In 1887 his sister Leoni, went and joined him in the good work."
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 171.1: Woodstock College (location: Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario) is commemorated by a plaque, providing a brief history: "Here stood the Canadian Literary Institute which was incorporated in 1857, opened in 1860 and renamed Woodstock College in 1883. Sponsored by the Baptist Church, its establishment was largely the result of the efforts of its first principal (1860-78) the Rev. R. A. Fyfe. It was a co-educational institution providing training in theology and arts and at one time was expected to attain full university status. In 1881 its faculty of theology was transferred to Toronto Baptist College, and in 1888 its ladies' department was moved to Moulton College in Toronto. Woodstock College served as a boys' preparatory school from 1890 until it was closed in 1926." Elbert Chute appears to have attended the school while it was still called the "Canadian Literacy Institute".
"Born in Clements, N.S., Dec. 31, 1815; married Mary Palmer5 (Enoch Lewis4, Benjamin3, Lewis2, John1), by Rev. William Chipman, in Aylesford, July 14, 1841; went to Ontario, with parents, brothers and sisters in September; lived in Bayham, Elgin Co., two years; in the spring of 1844, he moved to Carradoc, Middlesex Co., settled on the 9th concession, three miles southwest of Strathroy, on a one hundred acre farm given him by his father, and lives there still, one of the neatest farmers in all Canada; known far and wide as a man of integrity, truth and piety; and a deacon in the Baptist church of Strathroy. His wife, too, is known by good works in civic and religious society. In 1863, they went to their native land, Nova Scotia, and had a visit."
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 112-113.
Born July 29, 1822; married Olivia, daughter of Truman and Elizabeth (Morrison) Miner at Strathroy. Ont. by Rev. William Wilkinson, Nov. 6, 1845, and settled on the east half of the two hundred acre lot given by his father to the two brothers. He was a farmer and carpenter by trade, but, from some cause or other, he sold out in Carradoc and bought again in Adelaide, corner of Lobo and Williams, 1857; sold out again in 1864, and moved to Jo Davies, Faribault Co., Minn., and bought eighty acres; sold out again in 1873, and moved down into Arkansas; moved again across the Mississippi River into Illinois, 1876, where his wife died Jan. 7, 1877, aged fifty-three, he married 2nd, Margaret E. Bridgewater, widow of Thomas Bunfill, April 26, 1877, and have lived at Cooperstown, Brown Co., since. Religiously, he "experienced religion" in June, 1842 in Malahide, Ont.; baptized by Rev. William McDormand; licensed to preach 1848; ordained to the gospel ministry in Lobo, 1851, and has preached most of the time since as a colporteur of the American Baptist Publication Society of Philadelphia, in Canada West, between Strathroy and Toronto; in Bosanquet, Lambton Co., Williams, Adelaide, Lobo and Carradoc, Middlesex Co., and since 1864 in Minnesota, Arkansas and Illinois. He was also a good singer and teacher. But in October, 1891, he received a paralytic stroke and has been confined to his house since."
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. Pages 113-114.
Brother William Edward also wrote to the Digby Courier to announce the death of his brother. The letter was published on 26 January 1894, expanding slightly on the published version, above:"It becomes my painful duty to record the death of a beloved brother Alfred Chute at Cooperstown, Brown Co., Ill. on the 7th inst. in his 72nd.year. Deceased was the son of D. Andrew Chute of Clements and a cousin to the late H. N. Chute, M.P. P. and born the same year 1822. He went to Elgin Co. Ont. with parents, brothers, and sisters in 1841 and settled on a farm near Strathroy, Middlesex Co. 1844 married Olivia Minet [in the 15th generation from Henry Bulman who had a mine in Somersethire and took 100 men of his miners, armed them with battle axes and escorted King Edward III through a dangerous place going to war against the French. The king acknowledged his favor, granted him a coat of arms and changed his name to Miner in 1339] and lived there and in Adelaide, an adjoining town, for 20 years. In 1864 he sold out and moved to Blue Earth City Minn. and lived there for nine years, sold out and moved to Arkansas in 1873, and from there across the Mississippi River into Illinois in 1876. There his wife died Jan. 7 1877 at age 53.
He married again that year and lived in that county for 17 years. He was attacked with paralysis in the right side in Oct. 1891 which kept him within doors and another attack Jan. 6 that terminated his earthly existence. He was converted and joined the Baptist church in Malahide Ont. in 1842, ordained a minister in 1851 and for 40 years preached the gospel of Jesus Christ in various places in Ontario, Minnesota, Arkansas, and Illinois. They had four daughters and sons, all married and settled but one."
From David Mace, Alfred's great-grandson, who contributes the family oral history on the death of his great-grandfather:
"Family history passed down tells us that he was being taken to a doctor in Rushville, Illinois, (Schuyler country). He took a turn for the worse and was taken into a house on Sugar Grove Road in Schuyler County where he passed. This house is still standing. I have the bible my Mother told me was carried by him, well worn, and he did not write in it. I also have a letter written to him by his father -- Andrew -- very tiny writing on both sides, because at times paper was scarce. I have around here somewhere letters written by his daughter who lived in Arkansas at that time. Oh, by the way, Schuyler County is next to Brown County. I was born in Schuyler County, just across Crooked Creek from Brown County. That is just a few miles from Cooperstown, thru the hills (a very beautiful drive). I suspect it was easier to get to Rushville in Schuyler County than to Mt. Sterling in Brown."