Stout Family Genealogy
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1. John Stout -



John -


 
The Stuout of New Jersey are descended from John Stout, of Nottinghamshire, Englad, whose son Richard emigrated to America, and, at Gravesend, L. I., was one od the original settlers. He was the first English Settler in New Jersey in 1648, remaining for four years when the English were driven out by the Dutch. He returned to Middletown, Monmouth Co., in 1665)

 
(A Chronical of Everyday People)
(Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Richard Stout was born in 1615 in Nottinghamshire, Burton Joyce Par, England. See #2. below.
----- Second Generation -----
2. Richard Stout - was born in 1615 in Nottinghamshire, Burton Joyce Par, England. He is the son of John Stout.
Richard married Penelope in 1644 in Gravesend, Long Island, New Amsterdam.

Richard - was NOT married to Penelope Thompson. See source reference from Bill Stout.


 
Richard Stout,the first of the name in America was born in Nottinghamshire, in Old England, and his father’s name was John. The said Richard, when quite young paid his addresses to a young woman that his father thought below his rank, upon which account some unpleasant conversation happened between the father and the son, on account of which, the said Richard left his father’s house; and in a few days engaged on board a ship of war, where he served about seven years, after which time he got a discharge at New Amsterdam, now called New York, in America. About the same time a ship from Amsterdam, in Holland, on her way to the said New Amsterdam, was driven on the shore that is now called Middletown, in Monmouth County, in the State of New Jersey, which ship was loaded with passengers, who with much difficulty got on shore. But the Indians not long after fell upon them and butchered and killed the whole crew, as they thought, but soon after the Indians were gone, a certain Penelope Van Princes, whose husband the Indians had killed, found herself possessed of strength enough to creep to a hollow tree, where she remained some days. An Indian happening to come that way, whose dog coming to the tree, occasioned him to examine the inside of the tree, where he found the said Penelope in a forlorn, distressed condition. She was bruised very severely about the head, and her bowels protruded from a cut across her abdomen; she kept them in with her hand. She had been in this fearful condition seven days when the Indian found her. In his compassion he took her out of the tree and carried her to his wigwam where he treated her kindly and healed her wounds, and in a short time conveyed her in his canoe to New Amsterdam, where he sold her to the Dutch, who then owned that city, now called New York. The man and woman from whom the whole race of Stouts descended, got into the city of New Amsterdam, where they became acquainted with each other and were married. And, not withstanding, it may be thought by some, that they conducted themselves with more fortitude than prudence, they immediately crossed the bay and settled in the above said Middletown, where the said Penelope had lost her first husband by the Indians and had been so severely wounded herself. There was at that time but six white families in the settlement, including their own, (which was in the year 1648), where they continued until they became rich in prosperity and rich in children. They had together seven sons and three daughters, viz: John, Richard, Jonathan, Peter, James, Benjamin, David. The daughters were Deliverance, Sarah, Penelope. All of which sons and daughters lived to raise large families.

 
(The History of the Stout Family)
(Sources: - 2 - 3 - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Sarah Elizabeth Stout was born in 1656 in Gravesend, Kings Co., LI, NY.
Sarah married John Pike. John was born in 1650 in Gravesend, Kings Co., LI, NY. He died in 1714 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ .

John - Was the great-great-grandfather of Zebulon Pike (John , Zebulon 1793, James 1721, Zebulon 1751, Zebulon Montgomery Pike 1779), whio discovered and named Pike's Peak.
 
A man named Freegift Stout was on Zebulon Pike's expedition in 1806.
 
"We know that Zebulon Montgomery Pike was born in Lamberton (Somerset County), New Jersey on January 5, 1779. He was the second of eight children, and the only one to grow to robust adulthood. Four of his siblings died in infancy, the other three were hopeless tuberculosis cases, invalids throughout their lives. At the time that he was born, Pike's father, also named Zebulon Pike, was an officer in George Washington's army, then engaged in
 
fighting the British for American Independence. The elder Pike continued to serve in the military at the conclusion of the war, and young Zebulon grew up on frontier military posts as a result. The elder Pike survived Gen. Arthur St. Clair's defeat in Ohio in 1791, and brought his family to live in Cincinnati while serving with "Mad Anthony" Wayne's Legion. Young Zebulon's formal
 
education was necessarily limited, although he enjoyed reading and learned French and some Spanish as well as the English language. At age 15, Pike entered his father's regiment as a cadet, and was put in charge of supplying frontier posts in Ohio." (Sources: - 5) (Sources: - 5)
ii.  David Stout was born in 1667 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey and died in 1732 in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey and was buried in Stout Burial Plot . See #3. below.
----- Third Generation -----
3. David Stout - was born in 1667 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey and died in 1732 in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey and was buried in Stout Burial Plot . He was the son of Richard Stout.
David married Rebecca Ashton in 1688 in Freehold, New Jersey. Rebecca was born in 1672 in Providence, Rhode Island. She was the daughter of James Ashton and Deliverance Throckmorton. She died in 1725 in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey . (Sources: - 6)

David -


 
I now bring forward the seventh and last son of Richard the first (Davifd Stout). It is said he was born in the year 1669, and that he was married to Rebecca Ashton, and lived in Middletown on land, part of which is now in the possession of Dennis Hendrickson.

 
He had by the said wife five sons and three daughters, viz: James, Freegift, David, Joseph, Benjamin, Rebecca, Sarah, Deliverance. He continued his residence at Middletown, a near neighbor to Obediah Holmes, who had married his wife's sister Alice, until he had raised his family, and two of them were married -- James and Rebecca, whom he settled in Upper Freehold, with each of them a hundred acres of land. 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 (where Abraham Runkle now lives) 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.
 
David Stout, the father of the said James, sold all his possessions in Middletown and moved to Amwell, some years before the death of his son James, and settled where Henry Young now lives, and purchased large tract of land - at which place he died a very old man, was buried on his own farm, which laid the foundation of a burying ground, where his descendants continue to bury to this day. 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, whose family I have before treated of.
 
(The History of the Stout Family)
(Sources: - 6 - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Freegift Stout was born in 1693 in Clover Hill, Hunterdon Co, NJ. See #4. below.
----- Fourth Generation -----
4. Freegift Stout - was born in 1693 in Clover Hill, Hunterdon Co, NJ. He is the son of David Stout and Rebecca Ashton.
Freegift married Mary Higgins. Mary was born in 1699 in Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ.

Mary -

Will, 29 Sep 1770

 
In the name of God Amen I Mary Stout of the Township of Amwell in the County of Hunterdon and Province of the Western Division of New Jersey Being of sound and Disposing mind and memory Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following: (Viz.) First I will that all my Debts and Funeral Charges be paid and discharged by my Executors herein named. Also I give and bequeath unto my --- beloved Daughters, Namely Mary the wife of Richard Chamberlain of the collony of Virginia and Rebecca the wife of Edward Taylor & Rachel the wife of Richard Rounsavell --- of the Township of Amwell aforesaid their heirs and assigns forever all my whole Estate whatsoever or wheresoever found that shall or may remain after the payment of my Debts &c. as aforesaid to be Equally Divided among them share and share alike And whereas my before mentioned Daughter Mary and her Husband living at a Considerable Distance, I commend unto them or whom it may concern; my well beloved son Freegift Stout to be Trustee for my said Daughter Mary or her Heirs And I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Trusty Friend and well beloved son-in-law Edward Taylor, Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby disallow, Revoke and Disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacys and Executors by me in any ways before this time Named Willed and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Twenty Ninth Day of September in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy: 1770 Mary Stout (mark) Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced & declared by the said Mary Stout as her last Will & testament In the Presence of us the Subscribers (Viz.) Benjamin Stout Isaac Stout Mary Stout Benjamin Stout and Isaac Stout two of the witnesses to the above will being duly sworn on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God, did severally depose and say - That they saw Mary Stout the Testator therein named sign and seal the same, and heard him publish, pronounce and declare the above writing to be her last will and Testament and that at the doing thereof the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory as far as these deponents know and as they verily believe and that Mary Stout the other subscribing Evidence was present at the same time and signed her name as a witness to the said will together with these Deponents in the presence of the said Testator. Isaac Stout Sworn at Amwell the 19th day of April 1773. Before me Edward Taylor sole Executor of the above Testament named, being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, did depose and say - That the above Instrumt. contains the true last Will and Testament of Mary Stout the Testator therein named so far as he knows and as he verily believes; that he will well and truly perform the same by paying first the Debts of the said decd. and then the Legacies in the said Testament specified so far as fhe Goods Chattels and Credits of the said decd. can thereunto extend, and that he will make and exhibit into the prerogative office at Burlington a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said Decd. that have or shall come to his knowledge or possession, or to the knowledge or possession of any other person or persons for his use, and render a just and true Account when unto lawfully required. Edward Taylor Sworn at Amwell the 19th day of April 1773 Before me William Frazer Surr: Samuel Hill one of the Appraisers of the within Inventory being duly sworn according to law, did declare and say - That the goods, Chattels and Credits in the said Inventory set down and specified were by him appraised according to their just and true respective values after the best of his Judgment and Understanding, and that William Chamberlin the other appraiser whose name is thereunto subscribed was present at the same time and consented in all things to the doing thereof, and that they appraised all things that were brought to their view for appraisement. Samuel Hill Sworn at Amwell the 19th day of April 1773. Before me William Frazer Surr: Edward Taylor Executor of the last will and Testament of the within named Mary Stout Decd. being duly sworn according to Law did depose and say - That the within writing contains a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said decd. as far as have come to his knowledge or possession, or the possession of any other person or persons for his use.
(Sources: - 7)

Freegift -

Historical and Genealogical Miscellany: Data Relating to the Settlement and Settlers o
f New York and New Jersey FREEGIFT STOUT , son of David Stout , 11, was born in 1693; married Mary Higgins . He lived at Clover Hill, Hunterdon County, New Jersey . (vol 4)



 
Here I close the history of the descendants of James (Stout) the son of David and introduce Freegift, his brother, who was born in 1693 it is said. He married Mary Higgins, and had by her six sons and four daughters, vix: Jediah, Freegift, James, Joshua, Obediah, Isaac, Sarah, Mary Rebecca and Rachel. Freegift (Jr.) married Elziabeth Stout, the daughter of David Stout, son of Jonathan (Stout).

 
... I now introduce the daughters of Freegift ... Rachel married Richard Rounswell, and had two sons that I knew, named Freegift and Isaac.
 
(The History of the Stout Family)

 
There is a Freegift Stout living in Hunterdon Co, NJ, in the 1741 Census.
 
Also, a Freegift Stout was on the Expedition with Zebulon Pike in 1806. Zebulon was Freegift's Aunt Sarah's great-great-grandson, but we have not found any information linking the Freegift Stout on Zebulon Pike's expedition to the Freegift Stout, or his son, Freegift Stout, Jr.

email from Ginger Bish Sep 2007
Freegift Stout, Sr. married Mary Higgins: Daughter Rebecca Stout
Rebecca Stout married Edward Taylor: Son Freegift Taylor
Freegift Taylor married Sarah Pierce: Daughter Rebecca Taylor
Rebecca Taylor married Samuel Sooy: Son Jonathan Sooy
Jonathan Sooy married Rachel Wood: Son Abel Sooy
Abel Sooy married Viola Everheart: Son Ray Sooy
Ray Sooy married Myrtle Jeffers: Son Arthur Sooy
Arthur Sooy married Greta Cram: Daughter Ginger Sooy
Please let me know you received this.
Ginger Bish (nee Sooy)
(Sources: - 2 - 8 - 4)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Freegift Stout Jr was born about 1724.

Freegift - He was named trustee for his sister Mary, in his Mother Mary's will in 1770 (Sources: - 9)
ii.  Rachel Stout was born on 28 Sep 1738 in Clover Hill, Hunterdon Co, NJ and died on 29 Mar 1845 in Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ .
Rachel married Richard Rounseval. Richard was born on 15 Apr 1734 in Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ. He was the son of RIchard Rounseval and Rebekah Bogart. He died on 13 Feb 1777 in Amwell, Hunterdon Co, NJ .
See Rounseval family for children.
Sources:
1 A chronicle of everyday people : being as far as can be obtained the American ancestry of George Schuyler Gardiner and hi Gardiner, Catherine Marshall unknown, 1929 (view detail...)
2 Godown Family History - Rounsavell Richard L. Godown Web: http://thegodowns.com/d8/i0001900.htm (view detail...)
3 Email from Bill Stout Bill Stout Feb 16, 2004 (view detail...)
4 The history of the Stout family : first settling in Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey Stout, Nathan Glenarm, Ill.. unknown. 1901?.
5 Andrew Smith Family Circle Gary Smith Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3076332&id=I603979125
6 Family of Matthew S. Musgrove Matthew Musgrove Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mm1&id=I361 (view detail...)
7 Ancestors of Linda Nicholson Linda Tinney Web: http://www.electracat.com/Linda2/f347.htm#f64
8 Historical and Genealogical Miscellany: Data Relating to the Settlement and Settlers of New York and New Jersey, Vol. I-V New York, NY: [s.n.], 1903.
9 Deleanor -03-28-04 marvin dellinger Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2837581&id=I16019

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