John T. Shutters, a farmer of Pleasant Township, was born in Scott County, Ind., June 5, 1843, and was the son of Mathias and Nancy (Thomas) Shutters, who were respectively natives of Virginia and New York. When he was but six years old, his parents removed to Marion County, Ills., but about six weeks later they came to Johnson County, and settled in White River Township, where his early life was spent on a farm. His parents now reside near Kokomo, in Howard County. September 12, 1861, our subject entered Company F, Seventh Indiana Regiment, with which he served three years. He participated in the battles of Bull Run, Antietam, South Mountain, Gettysburg, Petersburgh, and many others of less importance. He was also in the engagement of the Weldon Railroad. He was wounded at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. He received an honorable discharge at Indianapolis September 20, 1864. He then resumed farming in Pleasant Township, where he has ever since given his attention to that pursuit. He was married December 21, 1871, to Matilda A. Whittaker. She was born in Pleasant Township, this county, November 6, 1852; and was the daughter of M. B. and Sarah (Crim) Whittaker, who were married in Oldham County, Ky., March 16, 1838, and came to Johnson County in 1840. They spent the rest of their lives in Pleasant Township. Mr. and Mrs. Shutters are the parents of one child, Marlie D., born April 13, 1876. Mr. and Mrs. Shutters are members of the Christian Church. In politics, the former is an ardent republican. He and wife have a farm of sixty-five acres, and a comfortable home, where they reside in a pleasant way. They are among their township’s best citizens.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 817.