Biography of Jonathan Stout
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Stout, Jonathan, was a native of Bordentown, N. J., born January 18, 1782, and married Mary Buck Allen, who was born June 3, 1786. They settled in Dryden in 1809, and Mr. Stout participated in the war of 1812. Their children were: Charlotte, Andrew, Mary, Furman, Margaret, Abram J., Ellen, Sarah and Allen. Mr. Stout died March 9, 1846. Abram J. was born October 14, 1819, and at the age of nineteen started out to learn the blacksmith trade in Groton, and two years later had a shop of his own. In 1846 he went to Lake Ridge, remaining two years, then bought the Ira Riggs farm, east of Grown village, where be has lived continually, with the exception of eight years residence in Cortland. He has acquired a comfortable competency. April 30, 1844, he married Julia Gibbs of Groton, and they have had one child, Jerome W., a young man of much promise, who settled in Michigan, and there died in 1890. During the period preceding the war Mr. Stout was a Democrat but a thorough Abolitionist, and assisted many fugitive slaves who came to him for refuge. Later on he became a Republican, though taking no interest in public affairs. James Gibbs, of Windsor, Conn., settled here about 1815, and became a Baptist clergyman. He married Almena Colgrove of Connecticut, and their children were: Eliza, James, Oliver, Julia, and Norman. James Gibbs was on the frontier service during the war of 1812.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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