New Jersey, USA
Leah Taylor Stout was the direct descendant and granddaughter of Penelope Van Princis Kent Stout, the Founding Mother of colonial New Jersey. To the best of my knowledge, the following information is true. I will update information if I find new details of Leah's life.
Leah was born in Monmouth County, New Jersey, in 1722. Monmouth had been settled by her ancestors in the 1600s. She was married twice. Her first husband was Samuel Taylor and they were married around October 12, 1761, in Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey. After his death, she married the German immigrant Isaac Wamsley on July 2, 1770, also in Middletown.Their children were Isaac Jr., William, Christopher, Johnathan, and Leah, who died in infancy.
Isaac was a ship's captain who supposedly ran supplies for the American colonies during the Revolutionary War. After the war, he settled for a while as a sailmaker on Long Island. When the Northwest Territory opened up, Isaac and Leah moved to Adams County in the southeastern part of Ohio.
Isaac and Leah are buried in a small cemetery overlooking Turkey Creek just outside the town of Wamsley, aka Wamsleyville, in Adams County. Although I had to choose a cemetery for this biographical post, Isaac and Leah *are not* buried in the Wamsley M.E. Church. They are buried in the "Wamsley Family" cemetery just outside of town. There is no sign on the cemetery but it has had recent burials, and it is visible from the road.
William Wamsley (1776 - 1845)*
Christopher Wamsley (1779 - 1865)*
Wamsleyville Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
Created by: Kathy Riley Williams
Record added: Dec 17, 2006
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