Stout, Wilmer, was born on Salt Roads, town of Groton, November 11, 1844, a son of Abram Hart Stout, born in
Dryden, who married Hannah Castle, and reared four children: Wesley, Wilmer, Algernon H. and Luther C. After his
marriage he removed to the town of Groton and bought a small farm, which he sold later and moved to Lansing. He
died in 1861, aged forty eight, and his wife in 1889, aged seventy four. The father of Abram was Peter Lott, and
his mother was Wealthy Luther, natives of New Jersey. Wilmer was reared on the farm, and attended the district
schools. He remained on the farm with his parents till the age of eighteen, when in 1862 he enlisted in Co. F,
9th Heavy Artillery, going with his company to Washington. He went from there to camp Nellie Seward, under command
of Colonel Wellington, and they built Fort Baird, The next move was across the eastern branch of the Potomac River
to Fort Dupont, where they remained two months. He was engaged in the following battles: The Wilderness, Cold Harbor,
in front of Petersburg, in front of Washington when Early made his raid, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek.
He was wounded at Cedar Creek, and removed to hospital at Philadelphia, where he remained about four months, when
he returned to his regiment. He was discharged from McClelland's Hospital May 31, 1865, and returned home and engaged
in farming, which he followed till 1872, when he learned the blacksmith's trade, which he has since followed. In
October, 1891, he received his commission as postmaster at Lansingville. In 1884 he married Lillian, only living
daughter of William and Electa (Fuller) Miles, of Lock. She is one of six children, three of whom died in childhood.
Our subject is a Republican. Mrs. Stout's family is one of the oldest in America and can be traced to the early
Puritans of New England.
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
Tompkins County, NY
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