About John Shute
On April 14, 1793 John Rains was commissioned captain of a "company of mounted infantrymen called into service for the protection of the frontier of Mero District," according to Robert Hays, muster master. Capt. Rains wrote the names of the men included in his command. Among the 75 men enrolled for three months service were Sgt. William Pillow and privates William Gowen, John Gowen, John Shute, William Rains.