Person:James Stout (30)

  1. James Stout1780 - 1863
m. 24 Dec 1811
  1. Samuel I. StoutAbt 1813 -
  2. Nathan Daniel Stout1814 - 1892
  3. Martha Permelia StoutAbt 1816 - 1855
  4. Daniel Stout1818 - 1901
  5. Edward Jackson Stout1819 - Abt 1880
  6. Irena StoutAbt 1826 -
Facts and Events
Name James Stout
Gender Male
Birth? 1780 Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey
Marriage 24 Dec 1811 Harrison Co., West Virginiato Phebe Jackson
Death? 1863 Harrison Co., West Virginia
Burial? In Jackson family burial plot, Mount Clare, Harrison Co., West Virginia

Note copied from "James was four years old when he came with his father, Caleb Stout, to settle in present Harrison County. He grew up to be a prosperous farmer, a Democrat, and a Baptist. In 1811, he chose for his bride Phoebe, the daughter of Edward Jackson, who settled south of the present town of Mt. Clare. Phoebe's father had been one chosen by General Washington to cross the Delaware River with him on December 25, 1776. Edward and his son Stephen had fought together in the battle of Yorktown, when Stephen was wounded before he had reached his eighteenth birthday. James Stout, in 1812, purchased from Stephen Jackson a part of the home place, which lay across the hill on Stone Pot Run. There James and Phoebe reared a family of four sons and two daughters."

(This story of Edward and Stephen crossing the Delaware seems to be a favorite and is repeated in other Jackson family records, but researchers are told that this is highly unlikely that the Regiment they were in could have been in that area at that time. More research on this would be welcome.)

Cem information from: Cemeteries Grant Magisterial Dist. Harrison County, WV, (Harrison County Genealogical Society Claksburg, Harrison County, WV), Pgs. 65, 66 & 426 A-1, Addendum information Jackson Cemetery. This book appears to be in error. James and Phebe are both buried on her father's home farm near Mt. Claire, Harrison Co, WV. The farm was later sold to the Bassel family and eventually ended up belonging in the 1970s to a farmer named Mendez. The farmer turned his animals into the area and shocked family members later removed the stone for Edward, Stephen and Stephen's wife Elizabeth, but I don't know if the stones for James and Phebe were moved or not. For a sketch of the family burial plot, see Conflicting Data page, Chapter Three.

1850 Census, Dist. 22 Harrison Co, VA James Stout 70 NJ (est birthdate=1780) Daniel 29 VA (James' son) Emaline 20 VA (Daniel's wife)

James is found in the 1860 Harrison County, VA (WV) census. He is 80 years old and living in the hh of his son Daniel.

  1.   Jackson, P. A. Jackson Ledger. (1887)
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  2.   Norman, Don. Don Norman's Family Files.