Freegift Stout Sr

Freegift Stout Sr (1693 - bef. 1769)

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Freegift Stout Sr
Born in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jerseymap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died before in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jerseymap
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Freegift Stout, son of David and Rebecca Ashton Stout, was born 1693, died before August 2 1769 and is buried in the Stout-Manners Cemetery.[1]The will was written June 9 1763, two codicils added dated (1) May 18 1766, (2) July 10 1768 and proved August 2 1769.[2] He married Mary Higgins, daughter of Jediah and Mary Newbold Higgins, born January 24 1698 and died April 11, 1773, and they lived in Clover Hill, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.[3]

They were the parents of as named in his will (cited above):[4]

  1. Jediah m Philena Chamberlain
  2. Freegift II m Elizabeth Stout, daughter of David and Elizabeth Larrison Stout
  3. James b 1764, m (1) daughter of Jacob Mattison (2) Rachel Higgins
  4. Joshua m Miss Haines
  5. Obadiah m Mary McBride
  6. Isaac bapt 1740, m Mary Quimby
  7. Sarah b 1869 m Ephriam Oliphant
  8. Mary m Richard Chamberlain
  9. Rebecca m Edward Taylor
  10. Rachel m Richard Rounsavell.[5]

They lived in Clover Hill, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. About 1734 Freegift Stout purchased part of John Bacon's property in Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.[6]


  1. Created by: Carrie Johnson; Record added: Apr 12, 2003; Find A Grave Memorial# 7350252
  2. Honeyman, A. Van Doren. Calendar of New Jersey wills, administrations, etc. Vol IV 1761-1770. Somerville, N. J. The Unionist-Gazette Association, Printers:1928. page 413
  3. Stillwell, John E. Historical and genealogical miscellany (New York, 1903) Vol. IV, page 348 ff.
  4. Mrs Katherine Chapin Higgins. Richard Higgins. Worcester, Mass. K. C. Higgins:1918, Page 61.
  5. Stout, Nathan The History of the Stout Family: First Settling in Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey n.p., 1823. (Second printing by H.G. McCarter, "Herald" Office, Hopewell, N.J., 1878 with additions by Mrs. Sarah Weart, Third printing in 1906 by Joab B. Stout, with additions and corrections. Fourth printing in 1929 by George A. Chandler, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.) Page 25. Transcript accessed at USGenArchives
  6. New Netherland Connections. Dorothy A. Koenig, Editor. 2009, Vol. 15, No.1, p.20.

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The Find A Grave memorial just has the year of his death now. May we consider there is no problem now?

posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
The C is the same as a citation except you don't type the before and after parts. I prefer Vic's way also.
posted by [Living Harris]
I see now. I have never used that. It is very much like what I did except that the repeated citations are actually repeated. I like my way of dealing with repeated citations, as it is neater.

As for FindAGrave, until it is changed, I would prefer to leave the cite, just so that other researchers know that we considered it and found it lacking.

posted by Vic Watt
At the left above the where it says Edit text there is a toolbar below where it says Edit test. The last thing on the toolbar is a C with a notation cite your source. When you type the C in the text this comes up <ref>Insert your reference</ref>. Type your source Name, author, year, page for a book enter url and hit enter. Look at Freegift's dad David. That how it looks in Sources. Sharon
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
I don't care if it's a citation or source but when it shows up as just a dot it doesn't look right.
posted by [Living Harris]
Sharon, I'm not sure what you mean by the "C".
posted by Vic Watt
I do like the using the C instead of the link. I have notified the created of the Findagrave memorial of the problem. Believe since we have good documentation of his death that the memorial could be deleted as a source.


posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
OK, I have edited this profile, using inline cites, but with a bit more information. Let me know if you have any problems with it.


posted by Vic Watt
OK guys, let's quit changing then restoring. If you have a disagreement, try to work it out. Or, if you can't work it out, then ask for mediation.

By the way, there is absolutely nothing wrong with using inline cites instead of sources and references. In fact, inline cites are encouraged.

posted by Vic Watt
Sources should be listed under sources. Add them as citations also if you feel the need.
posted by [Living Harris]

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