GMC recorded this family as having 3 sons and 3 daughters, but other records indicate they had more children than previously indicated.
This couple had 6 sons; additional information needed.
Altogether, this couple had 12 or 13 children.
"My grandmother, Philena Alvina Chute was born in Carbon Hill, Ohio. Her mother was Louisa
Robinson, She was his [Andrew Hossom Chute's] second wife. We have been unable to find very
little material on Andrew H. Chute and his forebearers. He owned coalmines in southeastern
Ohio and used to travel to Ellis Island to recruit workers for his mines, many of whom were
Germans. He had a large first family. Several of his sons were in the Civil War. There were
only two children in his second marriage, Philena and her sister Jean. He built the only
brick house in the little town. He had a large Victorian grand piano shipped in for
grandmother and her sister. The Christian Church in Carbon Hill was built on land he gave and
materials he financed. Each of his daughters was given a house in the churchyard. My mother,
Alice Philena Thorne, was born in the house. Grandmother married Cyrus Lincoln Thorne. His
family lived in Carbon Hill and the men worked in the Chute mines. This marriage produced
twelve children. Nine grew to maturity. I have traced the Thorne family and their various
connections. I forgot another gift he gave the little town. Across the creek from the site
of the brick house lies the local cemetary. This, too, he gave. He and Louisa are buried
Adaline Thorne Buchanan, daughter of Philena Alvena Chute, via e-mail, 9 FEB 2003
According to his grandson, Clarence Lee Chute, "Abraham Chute (my grandfather) served in the Civil War, died during the war in Missouri as a result of drinking from a spring, poisoned by the enemy."
The United States Military, not being one for helpful explanations of the deaths of their soldiers, merely records that he did indeed die during the Civil War.
They record that Abraham G. Chute enlisted as a Private on 10 July 1861, listing the State of Tennessee as his residence. He enlisted in Company C, 59th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 5 August 1861. He died Company C, 59th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 6 November 1861 in Springfield, Illinois.
Even this information is questionable, given the history of the Illinois Fifty-Ninth Infantry.>
"The companies composing the regiment had been raised in the State of Illinois and mustered in at sundry times, in July, August and September , and Companies A, B and C, under Captain Clayton Hale, had been on duty at Cape Girardeau since August 6th."
It is possible that Abraham's recently mustered unit left Springfield in August and had joined their Company C in Cape Girardeau when Abraham died in November, but not in Springfield, Illinois, which is where the U.S. Army has him dying.
But oddly enough, the records of the 59th Infantry indicate that while 4 officers were killed or mortally wounded, 105 officers died of Disease or Accident and 4 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded ... there were no enlisted men who died of "disease or accident". Assuming those records are correct, the poisoning version of the story would fall under the "mortally wounded" category.
Prior to his enlistment, he appears in the Missouri Census, in 1860, living in Portage Des Sioux Township, St. Charles County, Missouri.CHUTE, ABRAHAM G.
He had a second wife, with the first name of Beulah. Lived in Rockland, Ohio.
Ancestry of this family is not known at this time.
There is a marriage record of Civil Marriage Registration for a "Mary Rowan" for the year 1870, in the Archives of Ontario, Toronto, but there is no record for a "Joseph Chute" during that same time period. Unknown whether this is a recording error, or if records in this database were organized by the bride's name only. The full information is as follows:Name: Mary Rowan
GMC: "Came from Ireland about 1845, lived in Brooklyn. Had 5 sisters, no brother. Ancestry is unknown at this time."
According to the 1880 Census, he was known as "Henry" rather than "Patrick", and appears in two locations: in Brooklyn, New York and in Hastings-on-Hudson, in Westchester County, New York. Given daughter Evangeline's later role on the executive committee of Jubilee celebration for the Academy of Mount St. Vincent on the Hudson, it is unknown whether the family had two households because Evangeline was attending the school there, or whether she attended the school because the family happened to be living there for other reasons; daughter Carrie appears to be the one 'keeping house' for the Westchester household. Numerous family members appear in both locations. It is also possible that the family moved between the time of the Brooklyn census taking and the Westchester census taking, although this would not explain why daughter Katie and son William appear in the Brooklyn household and not the Westchester household. Adding to the confusion is the two different estimated birthdates for Patrick Henry, although his occupation ("Furniture Manufacturing") is the same in both locations.
Regarding the Brooklyn household, the suspicion is that Lillian is his second wife, even though eldest daughter Carrie (age 20) has her mother's birthplace listed as "Kentucky", suggesting that Lillian gave birth to her at the age of 13. In the Hastings-on-Hudson household, he identifies himself as "single". It may be the census taker made an error in the recording of information, or that Henry Patrick's first wife was also from the State of Kentucky. More information is needed on this family.
|Name||Relation||Marital Status||Gender||Race||Age||Estimated Birthdate||Birthplace||Occupation||Father's Birthplace||Mother's Birthplace|
|Carrie Chute||Daughter||S||Female||W||20||~1860||New York||At Home||Ireland||Kentucky|
|Vanie Chute||Daughter||S||Female||W||15||~1865||New York||At School||Ireland||Kentucky|
|Clarence Chute||Son||S||Male||W||14||~1866||New York||At School||Ireland||Kentucky|
|Katie Chute||Daughter||S||Female||W||13||~1867||New York||At School||Ireland||Kentucky|
|Mortie Chute||Son||S||Male||W||10||~1870||New York||At School||Ireland||Kentucky|
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