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Benjamin Stout (abt. 1707 - 1789)

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Benjamin Stout
Born about in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jerseymap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 1751 [location unknown]
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Died in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey, USAmap
Profile last modified 13 Jan 2020 | Created 19 Apr 2011
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Benjamin Stout was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Benjamin Stout born 1706 was the fifth son of David Stout and Rebecca Ashton. His grandparents were Richard and Penelope Van Princin Stout the original settlers in Middleton, Monmouth County, New Jersey. [1]

In 1727 he married (1) Widow Ketcham and lived with her several years childless. After her death he married (2) Mary Higgins, daughter of Jediah and Hannah Stout, daughter of Jonathan and Anna Bollen Stout, Higgins. [2]

Benjamin and Mary Higgins Stout were the parents of Elihu, Hannah, and Rebecca who died of dysentery in childhood.

  • 1. Elihu
  • 2. Hannah
  • 3. Rebecca
  • 4. Jediah b April 10 1757 m Mary Stout, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Houghton Stout,
  • 5. Mary m Garrison Prall who went to Kentucky,
  • 6. John died young,
  • 7. Rachel m Paul Hill, Benjamin m (1) Rachel Stout, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Houghton Stout and sister to Mary wife of Jediah, (2) Anna Stout, daughter of Samuel and Jane Pettit Stout, (3) Mary Hart, daughter of Oliver Hart,
  • 8. Sarah (1st wife) m Elijah Stout, son of James and Catherine Stout,
  • 9. Anna (2nd wife) m Elijah Stout, son of James and Catherine Stout
  • 10. David m Elizabeth Stout, daughter of James and Catherine Stout. [3] [4] [5] [6]


  1. "The History of the Stout Family", Nathan Stout, 1823, page 27
  2. "Historical and genealogical miscellany : data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey", John E Stilwell, 1916, pages 349-350
  3. Richard Higgins, Mrs. Katherine Chapin Higgins, 1908, page 91
  4. "The History of the Stout Family", Nathan Stout, 1823, page 27
  5. John E Stilwell, 1916, page 350
  6. Pioneers of Old Hopewell, Ralph Ege, 1908 page 268
  • John Scofield Prall, Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1, (Release date: November 29, 1995), "CD-ROM," Tree #4285, Date of Import: Jan 16, 1999. "Electronic," Date of Import: May 2, 1999.


  • Stout-377 was created through the import of Stout - Trask - Cowan .ged on 19 April 2011.
  • Stout-377 was adopted by Tom Quick, Quick-803 19:15, 26 February 2015 (EST).

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