Obediah Stout

Cloverhill, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Death 5 Feb 1830 (aged 84–85)
Adams County, Ohio, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 168727061 View Source
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Married Mary Margaret McBride about 1776 in Hopewell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Mary born about 1756 in Pennsylvania.
William, Thomas, Charity, Rachel, Josiah, Isaac, Sarah, Jesse, Obadiah John,

Obadiah Stout, a native of NJ, moved his family to Greene Township, Adams Cty, OH in 1796 from Graham's Station, KY after the youngest two of his 10 children, Obadiah & John, were scalped by Indians. In 1796 his grandson Obadiah Stout, Jr was born, the first white child born in Greene Twp.
**Source: History of Adams County, p. 422,

Obadiah Stout, a native of New Jersey, migrated westward. He was probably Obadiah, son of Freegift and Mary (Higgins) Stout. For a time he lived at Graham's Station, Kentucky. In 1796 he went to Greene township, Adams county, Ohio, where he was the first white settler. He had served in the revolutionary war. He married Mary McBride. He had ten children, of whom the two youngest, Obadiah and John, were scalped while he was living at Graham's Station. A grandson, also named Obadiah, was born in Greene township in 1796, the first white child born in that township.
**Source: History of West Virginia and Its People, Volume 3. Charleston, WV: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913.

Green Township, Adams County, Ohio
The first settler in Green Township was Obadiah Stout, who was a native of New Jersey and served through the Revolutionary War. After the war was over he moved to Redstone, PA. and from that place to Blue Lick, Kentucky, from there he moved to Manchester Island and thence to Graham Station, at which place he had two children tomahawked and scalped by the Indians. In the year 1796 he moved to Green Township and settled on Puntneys Fork of Stout's Run. On a mound near where the Rome & West Union Rd crossed the run. This is the farm now owned by Noah Tracy. Tradition has it that there was a small Indian cornfield just north of this mound, which was the inducement to settle at that particular point. Mr Stout had ten children, seven sons and three daughters: William, Thomas, Charity Hubbard, Rachel Pettit, Josiah, Isaac, Sarah Cole, Jesse, Obadiah and John, the last two were the ones killed by the Indians at Graham Station.
**Source: Information sent by Marilyn France

Above paragraphs from RootsWeb site of Bill Stout.

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