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 James Stout, Sr

James Stout, Sr

New Jersey, USA
Death 1727 (aged 32–33)
New Jersey, USA
Burial Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 5816192 · View Source
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Married Catherine Simpson in 1712 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Catherine was born and died in New Jersey.

James Stout and Catherine Simpson settled on a tract of 700 acres near Wertsville, New Jersey. His death was estimated to be about thirty-six years of age.

From the History of the Stout Family by Nathan Stout written in 1823:
"James, the eldest son of David, was married in the year 1712 to Catherine Simson, by whom he had seven children, six sons and one daughter, viz: John, James, Joseph, David, Jacob, Jonathan, and Rebecca. After he had three children he sold his property at upper Freehold and moved to Amwell...and purchased about seven hundred acres of land, built a house and barn, cleared and improved to a considerable extent, and bid fair to be very rich. But when about thirty-six years old he was taken with the pleurisy, and died with a few days' illness, and left a widow and the above mentioned seven small children. After the death of the above said James Stout, his widow married his own cousin, Samuel Stout, the youngest son of Jonathan Stout, and had one son by him named Samuel."

The information taken from "Pioneers of Old Hopewell" by Ralph Ege, relates an account of Catherine Simpson, James Stout's widow. "...she was above average in intelligence and ability.... At all events, the bewitching charms of this fascinating widow of Amwell, proved absolutely irresistible to Hopewell Samuel (Stout), or he would not have volunteered at the age of twenty to take her brood of six Stout stalwart sons under his sheltering wing. His eldest stepson was but four years his junior, but subsequent events proved that there had been good discipline in the household and the family had been reared in the wholesome atmosphere and environment which tends to develop just the kind of sturdy manhood which was one of the marked characteristics of this family of pioneers."

Children of James Stout and Catherine Simpson: John, James, Joseph, David, Mary, Jacob, Jonathan, Rebecca

For future reference:
*Joseph Stout 1717-1803 - married Mary Hixon 1721-1760
*David Stout 1719-1781 - 1st wife Mary Stout 1730-1791 daughter of Joseph Stout 1698-1766 and Mary Ashland 1708-? 2nd wife Sarah Higgins 1723-1769
*Jonathan 1723-1771 - Married Elizabeth Hixon 1720-1804
*Rebecca 1727-1788 - Married Nathanial Drake 1724-1804

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This yard was founded on the farm of David Stout, son of Richard Stout and Penelope Van Princes. And here in lie his body and that of his wife Rebecca Ashton; of their son James and of his wife Catharine Simson; of their son John and of his wife Rachel Merrill; of their son __ than to whom this monument is erected, and of his wife Esther Ketcham; of their son William and of his wife Eleanor Lane; of their son Nathan and of his wife mary Ann Fisher, and of their son Simpson.

Gravesite Details son of David Stout & Rebecca Ashton




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  • Originally Created by: Dane Coefer
  • Added: 1 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5816192
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