25. Documentation for Elizabeth Shute
(22 Dec 1835 to 30 Mar 1915)
mother of Joseph P. Gouty
(06 Jan 1860 to 15 Oct 1939)



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Elizabeth Shute was born December 22, 1835, in Vermillion County, Indiana.
(1) She was a daughter of Richard Shute and his wife, Hannah McCartney.(2) Richard Shute was born October 16, 1792, in Dover, England.(3) He came to America with his father, John Shute, and his brother, William Shute, about 1802.(4) His mother Susan, remained in England.

Richard married Hannah McCartney on March 31, 1814, in Scioto County, Ohio.(5) Hannah was a daughter of Daniel McCartney and Sarah Price.(6) She was born February 3, 1796, in Virginia.(7)

Elizabeth Shute married
Elias B. Gouty on September 1, 1853, in Indiana.(8) Elias was a son of Thomas Gouty and his first wife, Nancy Kerr.(9) Thomas Gouty was an early settler of Vermillion County, Indiana.(10) Thomas married Nancy Kerr on October 14, 1830.(11) The first child of Thomas and Nancy Gouty was Clarissa Gouty who was born about 1832. Elias B. Gouty was the second child of Thomas and Nancy Gouty, born September 11, 1833, in Indiana.(12)

Elias and Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty were the parents of eight children: Thomas, William, Daniel, Russell, Lewis, Joseph P., Elizabeth, and Elias Gouty Junior.
Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty died March 30, 1915, and was buried at the Hicks Cemetery at Perrysville, Indiana.(13) Elias B. Gouty died April 18, 1915, age 81, and was buried in the Hicks Cemetery at Perrysville, Indiana, with his wife.(14) Buried with Elias and Elizabeth Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery is a son, Russell Gouty, who was born November 17, 1857, and died September 27, 1858.(15)

Elizabeth Shute appears in a number of U. S. Census records for Vermillion County, Indiana. The 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 57, lists the Richard Shute Sr. household. Richard Shute is listed as age 58, male, farmer, born in England, real estate value owned = $15,000. Hannah Shute is listed age 47, female, born in Virginia. Elizabeth Shute is listed as age 15, female, born in Indiana, and attended school in year.
(16)

The Elias Gowty (i.e., Gouty) household appears in the 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, page 67, line 40A. Elias Gouty is listed as age 26, white, farmer, born in Indiana, real property value = $2,565, personal property = $1,000, head of household, and literate. Also listed are Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty, age 24, Thomas Gouty, age 5, William Gouty, age 4, and Joseph Gouty, age 5 months.
(17)

The Elias B Gouty household appears in the 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville. Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty's age at that time is given as 34.
(18)
The 1880 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated the 7th day of June 1880 lists Elias Gouty as a farmer, age 47. Elizabeth is listed as a wife, age 45, born in Indiana. Elizabeth's father was listed as born in England and her mother was listed as born in Maryland.(19)

The 1900 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated 19th June 1900 by Earl Carpenter, lists three members of the Elias B. Goudy(Gouty) household. 1) Elias B. Goudy, head, white, male, born September 1833, age 66, married 46 years, born in Indiana, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio, farmer, did not attend school in year, can read, write, and speak English; 2) Elizabeth Goudy
, wife, white, female, born December 1835, age 64, married 46 years, mother of 8 children, 7 children presently living, born in Indiana, father born in England, mother born in Ohio, can read, write, and speak English; and 3) Elias Goudy, Jr., son, white, male, born March 1878, age 22, single, born in Indiana, father born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana.(20)

The 1910 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, lists Elias Gouty Sr.
(21) His age is listed as age 76, a white male. There should be a listing for Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty as well, but the writing is almost illegible on the census page where Elias Gouty Sr. appears.

Children (
Gouty), born in Indiana:
i. Thomas, born 1855
ii.
William, born 1856
iii.
Daniel, born 1857
iv.
Russell, born November 17, 1857; died September 27, 1858
v.
Lewis, born 1859
vi.
Joseph P, born January 6, 1860
vii.
Elizabeth, born 1862
viii.
Elias Jr., born 1874


REFERENCES

1. Tombstone of Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000.

2. 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 57, roll M432_177, dwelling 166, family 166, Richard Shute Sr. household. Richard Shute Sr. is listed as age 58, Hannah Shute is listed as age 47, and Elizabeth Shute is listed as age 15.

3. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #210 - The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s.

4. Ibid.

5. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #400 - Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850, Richard Shute married March 31, 1814 in Scioto County, Ohio, spouse: Hannah McCartney.

6. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #210.

7. Ibid.

8. Index to Marriage Records, Vermillion County, Indiana, 1850-1904, Vol. 1, A-Z, Newport, Indiana, County Clerks Office, date of license: 8-30-1853, date of marriage: 9-1-1853, Book 3, page 315, page 90, Elias Gouty and Elizabeth Shute.

9. 1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 63, lists Thomas Gouty, age 44, male, farmer, born in Maryland, real estate value owned = $3,000, Catherine Gouty, age 25, female, wife, born in Ohio, Elias, age 17, male, born in Indiana, attended school in year; Also See Book 20, pages 260 through 263 for court case: Rebecca Gouty versus Elias Gouty et al. Vermillion County Court In Partition, Newport, Indiana. The court case identifies Elias Gouty as the son of Thomas Gouty and his wife Catherine Gouty. It is obvious from the ages of Catherine and Elias that they were not mother and son.

10. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film Number: 1903776 - Thomas Gouty born in 1809; History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: "Thomas Gouty settled in Vermillion County in 1833 or earlier. He died June 10, 1863, aged sixty-one years. Elias, his son, was born here in 1833. Henry Gouty may have settled in this township a year or two later, he died in 1864, and his wife, Rebecca, died in 1874, at the age of seventy-five years."

11. Marriage records should be in Vermillion County, Indiana, and Vermilion County, Illinois. See Family Tree Maker FA #228; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film Number 1760813 - marriage to Nancy Carr (Kerr); Film Number 538548 - marriage to Nancy Carr (Kerr).

12. Tombstone of Elias B. Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000.

13. Tombstone of Elizabeth Gouty at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000; Index to Death Record, Vermillion County, Indiana, 1882-1920, Letters A-Z, H-5, 77.

14. Tombstone of Elias B. Gouty; Index to Death Record, Vermillion County, Indiana, 1882-1920, Letters A-Z, H-5, 77.

15. Tombstone of Elias and Elizabeth Gouty.

16. 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 57, roll M432_177, dwelling 166, family 166, Richard Shute Sr. household. Richard Shute, age 58, born in England; Hannah Shute, age 47, born in Virginia; John Shute, age 22, born in Ohio; Ephraim Shute, age 21, born in Ohio; Minerva Shute, age 19, born in Ohio, Jehu Shute, age 15, born in Indiana; Elizabeth Shute, age 15, born in Indiana; Joseph Shute, age 13, born in Indiana; and Richard Shute, age 8, born in Indiana.

17. 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, page 67, line 40A, enumerated July 3rd, 1860 by A. J. Adams, Elias Gowty(Gouty) household. Elias Gowty age 26; Elizabeth age 24; Thomas age 5; William age 4; Joseph age 5/12; and Zeno Clift, age 20, laborer.

18. 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, enumerated 21st June 1870 by A. J. Adams, dwelling 92, family 92, Elias B. Gouty household. Elizabeth Gouty is listed as age 34. Included in the household is Hannah Shute, age 72, female, white, at home, born in Ohio.

19. 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated June 7, 1880, by Joshua Lewis, dwelling 3, family 3, Elias Gouty household. Elizabeth Gouty is listed as age 45.

20. 1900 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 8A, enumeration district 94, enumerated 19th June 1900 by Earl Carpenter. Elizabeth Goudy(Gouty) is listed as age 64, married 46 years, mother of 8 children, 7 children presently living, born in Indiana, father born in England, mother born in Ohio.

21. 1910 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 177A, Series T624, Roll 384, part 1, Elias Gouty Sr, age 76. Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty should be listed in the Elias Gouty Sr. household. However, the census page is almost illegible and no listing for her can be determined.