Hosea Stout (1810 - 1889) MP

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Birthplace: Mercer, Kentucky, USA
Death: Died in Big Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Managed by: Becky Earl
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About Hosea Stout

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Hosea Stout (September 18, 1810 – March 2, 1889) was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement, a Mormon pioneer, and a lawyer and politician in Utah Territory.

Stout was born in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky into the large family of Joseph Stout and Ann Smith, both strict Quakers..."

"...In 1837 he [Hosea Stout] sold his business and move to Caldwell County, Missouri where the Latter-day Saints had gathered after their expuslsion from Jackson County, Missouri and Kirtland, Ohio. Here he married Smanatha Peck. Shortly after this he was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints..."

"...After the Latter Day Saints were forced to leave Missouri and moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, Stout served as a bodyguard for Joseph Smith, Jr. During this period he was also a commander in the Nauvoo Legion and the Chief of Police of Nauvoo..."

"...Stout served as the first Attorney General of Utah Territory..."

"...In 1877, he retired from public life due to poor health and died 11 years later near Salt Lake City..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Hosea Stout', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 November 2010, 16:31 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hosea_Stout&oldid=396531374> [accessed 20 January 2011]

-------------------- Hosea Stout demise At 2:45 am March 2nd [1889]in Big Cottonwood Ward.

Hosea stout Esq. who has a figured prominently in the history of the Latter Day Saints for the past half century passed from life. The immediate cause of his death being paralysis with which he had been affected for the past four weeks. He was a native of Kentucky having been born in Mercer County September 18, 1910, but migrated when very young to [Clinton County, Ohio] and thence to Missouri where he embraced the gospel and from that time shared in the vicissitudes through which the church passed. He served in the Black Hawk war and taught school in Illinois for a number of years. He was intimately associated with the Prophet Joseph Smith for a number of years prior to his death and for some time acted as his body guard as well as being an officer in the Nauvoo Legion and Chief of Police. He came to Utah in 1848 and located in Salt Lake City. He was a member of the Utah Legislature for a number of sessions, also of the City Council and practice at the bar when in the territory from the time the first court was established here until a few years since when his health became so impaired that he retired to his farm. He performed a mission to Hong Kong, China in 1853, [during which time his wife, Louisa Taylor Stout died after childbirth]. [He]was also one of the early settlers of St. George in Southern Utah where he remained about five years. He was a man of sterling integrity and excellent ability; and leaves a wife [Alvira Wilson] and a large family–a wife, nine sons and two daughters besides a large number of grandchildren to revere his memory and emulate his virtues.

-------------------- Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Brigham Young Company (1848) Age 37


Departure: 5 June 1848 Arrival: 20-24 September 1848

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Birth: Sep. 18, 1810 Mercer County Kentucky, USA

Death: Mar. 2, 1889 Salt Lake County Utah, USA

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Obituary of Hosea Stout in the Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah 9 Mar 1889 Current Events page 21

Hosea Stout demise At 2:45 am March 2nd [1889]in Big Cottonwood Ward.

Hosea stout Esq. who has a figured prominently in the history of the Latter Day Saints for the past half century passed from life. The immediate cause of his death being paralysis with which he had been affected for the past four weeks. He was a native of Kentucky having been born in Mercer County September 18, 1810, but migrated when very young to [Clinton County, Ohio] and thence to Missouri where he embraced the gospel and from that time shared in the vicissitudes through which the church passed. He served in the Black Hawk war and taught school in Illinois for a number of years. He was intimately associated with the Prophet Joseph Smith for a number of years prior to his death and for some time acted as his body guard as well as being an officer in the Nauvoo Legion and Chief of Police. He came to Utah in 1848 and located in Salt Lake City. He was a member of the Utah Legislature for a number of sessions, also of the City Council and practice at the bar when in the territory from the time the first court was established here until a few years since when his health became so impaired that he retired to his farm. He performed a mission to Hong Kong, China in 1853, [during which time his wife, Louisa Taylor Stout died after childbirth]. [He]was also one of the early settlers of St. George in Southern Utah where he remained about five years. He was a man of sterling integrity and excellent ability; and leaves a wife [Alvira Wilson] and a large family–a wife, nine sons and two daughters besides a large number of grandchildren to revere his memory and emulate his virtues.

Hosea Stout kept an extensive journal, which Juanita Brooks transcribed and printed in two volumes as: On the Mormon Frontier

His entry about his marriage to Alvira Wilson: Journal of Hosea Stout: "Thursday 19 July 1855 This evening about dusk I was married to Miss [Alvira] Wilson Daughter of Lewis D. & Nancy Ann Wilson. Miss Wilson was born in Green Township, Richland County, Ohio on the 21st day of April A. D. 1834. She has been raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. President Brigham Young performed the ceremony."


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Parents:
  • Joseph Stout (1773 - 1839)
  • Anna Smith Stout (1780 - 1824)
Spouses:
  • Louisa Taylor Stout (1819 - 1853)
  • Marinda Bennett Stout (1826 - 1846)
  • Alvira Wilson Stout (1834 - 1910)
  • Samantha Peck Stout (1821 - 1839)*
  • Sarah Cox Stout (1832 - 1885)*
Children:
  • Lydia Sarah Stout (1841 - 1842)*
  • William Hosea Stout (1843 - 1846)*
  • Hyrum Stout (1844 - 1846)*
  • Louisa Stout (1846 - 1847)*
  • Elizabeth Ann Stout Cox (1848 - 1935)*
  • Eli Harvey Stout (1851 - 1925)*
  • Joseph Allen Stout (1852 - 1853)*
  • Lewis Wilson Stout (1856 - 1890)*
  • Brigham Hosea Stout (1857 - 1925)*
  • Alfred Lozene Stout (1859 - 1896)*
  • Allen Edward Stout (1861 - 1938)*
  • William Hooper Stout (1863 - 1940)*
  • Alvira Stout Clarkson (1866 - 1923)*
  • Frank Henry Stout (1869 - 1869)*
  • Edgar Walter Stout (1870 - 1933)*
  • Arthur Stout (1875 - 1875)*
  • Ida Stout (1875 - 1875)*
  • Charles Stevens Stout (1876 - 1951)*

Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA Plot: D-4-15

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Hosea Stout's Timeline

1810
September 18, 1810
Mercer, Kentucky, USA
1838
January 7, 1838
Age 27
Cedar, Iowa, United States
1840
November 29, 1840
Age 30
Nauvoo, Illinois, USA
1841
December 20, 1841
Age 31
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
1843
April 16, 1843
Age 32
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
1844
1844
Age 33
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
1845
April 20, 1845
Age 34
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
1846
1846
Age 35
Hog Creek, Iowa, USA
1848
March 19, 1848
Age 37
Winter Quarters, Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, USA
June 30, 1848
Age 37
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States