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Nathan Stout

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: near Ringoes, Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey
Death: March 10, 1826 (78)
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: East Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Stout and Rachel Stout
Husband of Catherine Holmes Stout and Esther Stout
Father of Sarah Stout; Levi Stout; Zepheniah Stout; John Nesbitt Stout; Mary Housell and 5 others
Brother of Abraham Stout; Catharine Merrill Stout; Ens. Moses Stout; Anne Manners; Rachel Prall and 4 others

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About Capt. Nathan Stout

DAR Ancestor #: A110736

Captain Nathan Stout wrote and published The Stout Family History at the age of seventy-five finished in 1823 which was first printed in Philadelphia.

He closes his book with this paragraph:

"I now close this history, which I began in the seventy-third year of my age and have ended it in the seventy-fifth, and my name is Nathan Stout, and I am the fifth son of John Stout, who was the first son of James Stout, who was the first son of David Stout, who was the seventh son of Richard the first."

At age twenty in Middletown, New Jersey, Nathan married Esther Ketcham, daughter of Jonathan Ketcham. They had eleven children, six sons and five daughters: John, Levi, Zepheniah, William, Robert, a stillborn unnamed son, Mary, Sarah, Rachel, Catherine and Rhoda.

Nathan Stout, along with his brothers, Moses and Abraham served in the Revolutionary War. Nathan first enlisted in Capt. William Chamberlin's Company, 2nd Regiment, Hunterdon County and was in 1776 promoted to Captain of 2nd Regiment, Hunterdon County.

In 1780 he was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and 1804 elected as a member of the State Legislature from Hunterdon County and re-elected several terms.

From Find A Grave Memorial# 5816331

From the book "Stout and Allied Families," Third Edition 1986 by Herald F. Stout the following entry is found:

John Stout was a delegate to the Provincial Congress of New Jersey, May 23, 1775, the first Congress to be formed without authority of the Royal Government. John was the father of three revolutionary soldiers: Nathan and Moses were officers of distinction and the older brother, Abraham, was stricken with a fatal illness in the early part of the struggle. Abraham and his son, Solomon, fought side by side at the battle of White Plains where on October 28, 1776, Solomon was killed by a cannon ball. His father returned home and died soon after at the age of 42.


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Capt. Nathan Stout's Timeline

January 31, 1748
Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey
January 1, 1769
Age 20
July 16, 1770
Age 22
October 25, 1771
Age 23
June 20, 1774
Age 26
May 9, 1776
Age 28
July 18, 1778
Age 30
September 2, 1780
Age 32
Near Ringoes, NJ
May 16, 1782
Age 34