Andrew Clough/Clow and Mary Shutts were my ggg-Grandparents. I know next to nothing about them, unfortunately.
Andrew Clough/Clow was born in either Vermont or Canada; so at one time I thought that he was probably a member of the large Clow family in northern Vermont & southern Quebec, a family of Dutch origin which fled the Albany NY area after the American Revolution.These Clows were blacksmiths by trade.
I have really run into a brick wall with Andrew Clough/Clow & Mary Shutts and cannot connect them to the large Clow & Shutts/Schutz families (another Loyalist family of Dutch origin; also blacksmiths) in Franklin County VT & Mississquoi County, Quebec.
Here is what I have picked up on the Internet regarding John Edward Clow.
Family Group Report - 22 August 2004
———————————————————————————————————————— Husband: John Edward Clow ———————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 12 March 1815 Place: Highgate, Vermont Baptism: 4 February 1816 Place: St-Armand West (Philipsburg), Quebec Death: 1853 Place: Franklin County, Vermont Burial: 1853 Place: Franklin County, Vermont Occupation: Farmer In Vermont Father: Johannes - John Clow (1770- after 1820) Mother: Catherine Primmerman (1775- after 1820) ———————————————————————————————————————— ———————————————————————————————————————— Wife: Dorothy Catherine Smith ———————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 1817 Place: Franklin County, Vermont Death: After 1904 Place: Evanston, Illinois Occupation: Milliner & Dressmaker In Chicago User Fact 1: Went West With Her Children In 1857 Father: Timothy Smith Mother: Mary Deal ———————————————————————————————————————— Children... ———————————————————————————————————————— 1. F Child: Catherine Cordelia Clow Birth: 1838 Place: Highgate, Vermont ———————————————————————————————————————— 2. F Child: Mary Adelia Clow Birth: 1839 Place: Highgate, Vermont Occupation: Servant In The Home Of Francis & Jane Smith In Highgate VT In 1860 ———————————————————————————————————————— 3. F Child: Harriet Ellen Clow Birth: 1840 Place: Highgate, Vermont Death: After 1880 Place: Union Grove, Whiteside County, Illinois Occupation: Housewife & Farmer User Fact 1: Servant In The Home Of Damian & Augusta Dennison In Swanton VT In 1860 Spouse: James Ross ———————————————————————————————————————— 4. M Child: Lester Hardwick Clow Birth: 2 November 1843 Place: Highgate, Vermont Death: After 1904 Place: Pierre, South Dakota Occupation: Manager, Lumber Company Spouse: Adella Jane Taft Marriage: 3 September 1868 Place: Paxton, Illinois Spouse: Delia Franck Marriage: 8 August 1880 ———————————————————————————————————————— 5. M Child: Samuel Alfred Clow Birth: 1843/1853 Place: Highgate, Vermont ———————————————————————————————————————— 6. F Child: Etta Clow Birth: 1850 Place: Highgate, Vermont User Fact 1: Spinster Living At Home In 1880 ———————————————————————————————————————— 7. F Child: Ada E. Clow Birth: 1853 Place: Highgate, Vermont User Fact 1: Spinster Living At Home In 1880 User Fact 2: Named Harriet In Some Records
Wife’s Notes... ———————————————————————————————————————— Notes: 1. Dorothy Catherine is named Catherine Dorothy Smith in some records.
Jann, if you have not already done so, you might want to contact Marlene Simmons, the Eastern Townships genealogist, who does have records for Milo Clow in her data base.Marlene's website can by found by using www.google.com as your search engine.(Type in Marlene Simmons).
If you ever stumble across the marriage of an Andrew Clow to a Mary Shutts (late 1830s to very early 1840s), please get back to me.