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Joseph Stout

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Middletown, Monmouth County, Province of East Jersey
Death: Died in Hopewell, Hunterdon County, Province of New Jersey
Place of Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan Stout and Anna Stout
Husband of Ruth Stout
Father of John Stout; James Stout; Anna Stout; Joseph Stout, Jr.; Mary Runyon and 4 others
Brother of William Stout; Frances Stout; Sarah Smith; Benjamin Stout, Sr.; Freegift Stout and 10 others

Occupation: Col.
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About Col. Joseph Stout

Joseph Stout was a colonel in the New Jersey Militia and made several campaigns against the Indians.

Hunt House- 595 Province Line Road, Built by Colonel Joseph Stout and later owned by John Price Hunt, the house was a meeting place for George Washington and his officers.[


On the historic spot where the First Baptist church of Hope well was first organized in April 23, 1715, Col. Joseph Stout had his heart set on having the first meeting house erected in 1747; it to be built on the site where the church was organized. But the original site was not centrally locate d, and would be very inconvenient for the great majority of the congregation to reach and his proposition was overwhelmingly defeated.

The old Colonel felt so humiliated at his defeat, and so indignant and disappointed that he resolved to build a house larger than the whole congregation could build. In 1752 he carried out his resolution, and built a stone mansion five feet larger each way than the meeting house, making it thirty-five by forty-five, with two stories and a basement, giving it a very imposing appearance from the south. In 1782, Col. Stout's son, Joseph, offered this fine property for sale with the following advertisement as it appeared in the Trenton Gazette.

"TO BE SOLD, at public vendue, on Wednesday the 27th day of March 1782, on the premises, a very valuable plantation on which Col. Joseph Stout deceased, dwelt, now in tenure of Mr. John P. Hunt, situated in Hopewell Township, Hunterdon County, containing by estimation 296 acres of good land , 200 or more of which are cleared, the rest well timbered and watered with a number of good springs, has a quantit y of good mowing ground, and more could be made with a little expense."

"On the premises are a large stone house two stories with nine rooms, well finished, six fireplaces and a large entry through the centre."

"A cellar and a cellar kitchen, a well of excellent water at the door, a stone barn, and other outbuildings, an orchard of grafted fruit, apples, peaches, pears, cherries of the best kind, and a variety of other fruits."

"The situation is very healthy and pleasant and would suit a gentleman or farmer."

"The vendue will begin at twelve of the clock on said day , when attendance will be given and conditions made known b y Joseph Stout."

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Col. Joseph Stout's Timeline

October 25, 1686
Middletown, Monmouth County, Province of East Jersey
July 27, 1706
Age 19
Hopewell, Mercer , New Jersey
Age 20
Middletown,Monmouth,New Jersey
Age 23
Middletown,Monmouth,New Jersey
Age 33
Middletown,Monmouth,New Jersey
Age 33
Hopewell, Hunterdon County, Province of West Jersey
Age 33
Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA
Age 36
Middletown, Monmouth County, Province of East Jersey
Age 38
Middletown, Monmouth County, Province of New Jersey