SAMUEL STOUT b.Feb-1732, m. ANNE VAN DYKE, b.1732, d.12-Sep-1810, bur. HOPEWELL, NJ.  SAMUEL died 24-Sep-1803, bur. HOPEWELL, NJ.  SAMUEL WAS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND A MEMBER OF THE NJ LEGISLATURE. Served as Captain in 3rd Hunterdon Co. Militia. Held 2,600 acres in Ohio Co., W. VA. Slaveholder.

NJ File 2079J, NJ Wills


                     10-May-1777 JEAN PETTIT. HE SERVED THROUGH OUT THE

                ii   SAMUEL S. STOUT b. -   -1756.

                iii  JOHN STOUT.

                iv   JONATHAN.

                 v IRA STOUT b. -   -1771, d. 11-Aug-1851. 
                    & DIED 14-Sep-1825.



                      BAPTIST CLERGYMAN. Received $533 in Father's Will.


                x    SARAH STOUT. SARAH MARRIED A JOHN WYCOFF. Received $667 in Father's Will.

Source: STOUT and Allied Families, Volume One, 1951, Herald F. Stout, Captain, United States Navy

Samuel Stout was a Captain in the Revolutionary War and for his service was granted a tract of 2600 acres of land in Ohio, which by will he divided equally among his children and at least six of his children settled there. His will is on file at Trenton, NJ.

"Samuel Stout was one of the most prominent 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. The old house in which he resided is well remembered by many now living, as a typical colonial structure, covering a large area, but with eaves so low that a person of ordinary height could reach them from the ground. 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".


Taken from Official Record of New Jersey Men in the Revolutionary War as per files at Adj. Gen. Office, State house, Trenton, NJ., Vol.2 pg 772.

"Samuel STOUT, Private, Capt. Jacob HOUGHTON'S Comp., 1st. of Hunderton Co. also Capt. Houghton's Comp., Heard's Brigade (Col. Johnson's Bat.) State Troops June 1776 and held prisoner at New York until Nov. 24, 1776". Same Vol.2 pg 413. "Stout, Samuel, Captain of 3rd. Regt. of Hunderton Co. also of Capt. Heard's Brigade of State Troops".


Commission of the Peace of Hunterdon Co. NJ issued by his Exc. Gov. Granklin unto Samuel Stout, 7 June 1771. Record in Lib. A.B. of Commissions, pg. 89 (Office of Sec. of State, State House, Trenton, NJ


Votes and proceedings of the 18th General Assembly of NJ (At New Jersey State Librarian's Office) . At Session begun at Trenton, 22 Oct. 1793 List of members of the Assembly pg. 1 Hunderdon Co........Samuel Stout.


Dated September 12 and proved October 5, 1803 

     “I bequeath to my son Ira the farm whereon he now lives, as long as my wife Anna, his mother lives. After her decease I will and ordain that the farm with three wood lots be sold by my executors, empowering them to make sufficient deeds, as one half of the stock and farming utensils (except one mare and colt and one cow) belong to my son Ira, who lives with me. I have thought sometimes to have my part valued by some indifferent person or persons, and to make the whole over to my son Ira, by taking his bond for the valuation for amount for such appraisement, but if this should not be completed before my decease, I will that my part except a mare, a colt and a cow, hereinafter mentioned, be sold by my executors after my decease.

     I give to my wife Anna a mare and a cow to be chosen by herself out of my part of the stock. If the above-mentioned valuation and disposal goes on, she is to have her choice after it. Also I give her Twenty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents per year during her natural life, to be paid to her yearly by my son Ira out of the produce of the farm, he also to leave her one room, bed, bedding, Dutch cupboard and such books as she may choose, and furniture if she chooses to live with my son Ira, I will and appoint that he shall maintain her over and above what I have bequeathed her, but if she should choose to live some other place, I will that my said son Ira shall pay for maintenance one hundred dollars a year out of the produce of the farm over and above the yearly sum above mentioned, it being understood that I leave the farm to Ira (as I have above expressed), that she may be well provided for in health and sickness as long as she lives. I will that as soon as may be after the decease of my wife, not only my farm but all my household furniture, not herein otherwise provided for be sold by my executors.”

      The testator then leaves cash legacies to seven of his children in amounts from five hundred to twelve hundred each, to Abraham Stout, Johnathan Stout, CATHARINE SMITH, Anna Stout, Sarah Wykoff, John Stout and Jacob Stout, stating that bequests are to be considered as over and above all other gifts they have received from him. He leaves his agate stock buckle to his son Jacob. 

     “I give to the Baptist Church (meeting near where I live in Hopewell) one hundred dollars the interest of which the trustees of said Church are to pay the minister thereof. That no misunderstanding of intention to leave out my sons Ira and Andrew in the distribution of the above specific legacies may remain on their minds or on the minds of any of my children, as if they had offended me, I declare that the plantation that I divided between them, and for which I gave them deeds, is to be considered by them as in lieu of any such specific sum in my will. After the above legacies are paid, I will that any balance that may remain is to be divided among my children now living, viz., Abraham, Jonathan, CATHARINE, Anna, Sarah, John, Jacob, Ira, Andrew, or their respective heirs. I bequeath my books except such as my wife will chose, to be equally divided among my children, and my book-case with glass doors to Mr. Ewing.

      “The twenty-six hundred acres of land in the County of Ohio, State of Virginia, for which I hold a patent, I give and devise to be equally divided among my children above named, and my grand son Abraham Stout, son of my son Samuel, deceased, but if the said tract here devised should be worth a thousand and six hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents, clear of all expenses, then they must pay to the heirs of William Stout deceased, two hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents according to my agreement with him.” 

Executors: Ira Stout……Andrew Stout.

Wit. Dr. Benj. Van Kirk, Isaac Dunn, Rev. James Ewing. 

REFERENCES-History of the Stout Family - Pub. by H.G. McCarter, of Hopewell, NJ.
Pioneers of Old Hopewell - Ralph Edge (Race & Savage 1908)

Excerpt from The Genealogy Of The Descendants of Samuel Smith, Sr. and Elizabeth (McCleave) Smith, by John Perry Miller, A.M.

A sketch of the life and work of Rev. Peter SMITH would not be incomplete without mention of the good qualities of his wife, Catherine STOUT, who faithfully shared in the vicissitudes of his arduous career. Her physical and mental endowments well fitted her to do her part in aiding her husband in sick room or church. She was described by my mother, who knew her well, as possessing comely features and fair complexion in the decline of life, which fact was an evidence of beauty in youth. She had an excellent memory and a keen appreciation of good literature. In her old age she could recite lengthy poems that she had learned in childhood; was gifted in conversation and could well maintain her side of an argument on points of doctrine with the ministers of that day.

The following is a verbatim copy of Catherine STOUT'S ancestry written by her grandson, General Keifer: (Family History, page 249, Vol. 11, Slavery and Four Years of War.)

"Richard STOUT, who seems to have been the first of his name in America, was the son of John STOUT, of Nottinghamshire, England. When a young man he came to New Amsterdam (now New York City), where he met Penelope Van Princess, a young woman from Holland. She, with her first husband, had been on a ship from Amsterdam, Holland, bound for New Amsterdam. The ship was wrecked in the lower bay and driven on the New Jersey coast below Staten Island. The passengers and crew escaped to the shore, but were attacked by the Indians and all left for dead; Penelope alone was alive, but severely wounded. She had strength enough to get to a hollow tree, where she is said to have lived unaided for seven days, during which time she was obliged to keep her bowels in place with her hand on account of a cut across her abdomen. At the end of this time a merciful but avaricious Indian discovered and took pity on her. He took her to his wigwam, cared for her and thence took her to New Amsterdam by canoe and sold her to the Dutch. This woman Richard STOUT married about the year 1650. The couple settled in New Jersey and raised a family of seven sons and three daughters. The third son, Jonathan, married a BULLEN, settled at Hopewell, New Jersey and had six sons and three daughters. The fifth son, Samuel, married Catherine SIMPSON, by whom he had one son, Samuel, born in 1732. This Samuel served in the New Jersey Legislature and was a Justice of the Peace. He married Ann Van Dyke and had seven sons and three daughters. His daughter, Catherine, great-great-granddaughter of Richard and Penelope (born November 25, 1758), married December 23, 1776, Peter SMITH, whose history we have traced."

This Catherine, wife of Rev. Peter SMITH, survived her husband fifteen years. She died March 03, 1831 and is buried beside her husband.

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