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 Catharine <I>Simpson</I> Stout

Catharine Simpson Stout

Death 1749 (aged 56–57)
Burial Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 5816201 · View Source
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Married James Stout in 1712 in Monmouth County, New Jersey

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

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

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, 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."

From History of the Stout Family by Nathan Stout written in 1823: "After the death of...James Stout, his widow married his own cousin, Samuel Stout, the youngest son of Jonathan Stout, and had one son by him named Samuel..."

From Pioneers of Old Hopewell by Ralph Ege: "Samuel, only son of Samuel Stout and Catharine Simpson, married about 1754, Anne, daughter of John Van Dyke...and is buried beside her husband in the old cemetery. Samuel Stout was one of the most prominent public men of this valley, serving as a Justice many years, and in 1793, at the age of sixty-three, was elected a member of the Legislature, fulfilling the duties of the position to the great satisfaction of his constituency. He resided on the farm...which at that time extended to, and included a part of the eastern section of the Borough. The old house in which he resided is well remembered by many now living as a typical old colonial structure, covering a large area, but with eaves so low that a person of ordinary height could reach them from the ground...It stood on a high ledge of rock, overgrown with moss, ferns, vines and shrubbery, and was almost hidden from view by a thicket of rose bushes and lilacs. It was an old colonial mansion, which sheltered a family of ardent patriots of the revolutionary period, and should have been preserved in its original condition as a much prized relic of ye olden time."

Note: Memorial 8008332 First Baptist Church Cemetery Hopewell, Mercer County New Jersey. The stone for Catherine there was likely erected as a cenotaph. Perhaps as a memorial to her being active in the church.
Catherine's second marriage was to Samuel Stout 1709-1781 (cousin of her first husband James) and they had a son Samuel II 1730-1803.
(Source: Lila J Hess).

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  • Maintained by: Treva Poe
  • Originally Created by: Dane Coefer
  • Added: 1 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5816201
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catharine Simpson Stout (1692–1749), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5816201, citing Stout-Manners Cemetery, Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Treva Poe (contributor 46880996) .