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Sarah Stout

Female Abt 1656 - 1714  (~ 58 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Sarah Stout was born about 1656 in Gravesend, Long Island (daughter of Richard Stout and Penelope); died between 18 Nov 1714 and 29 Dec 1714.

    Sarah married John Pike on 2 Feb 1675 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey. John (son of John Pike and Mary Turvell) was born on 30 Mar 1650 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 13 Aug 1714 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey; was buried in First Presbyterian Churchyard, Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mary Pike was born on 9 Nov 1687 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey; died on 30 Jun 1721; was buried in First Presbyterian Churchyard, Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richard Stout died between 9 Jun 1703 and 23 Oct 1705 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    He and his family came to the New World in about 1664, settling in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

    Direct ancestor of, among others, Gen. James Longstreet and Zebulon Pike, after whom Pike's Peak is named.

    Richard married Penelope between 1643 and 1644. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  PenelopePenelope

    Notes:

    She was the first female European settler of Monmouth County, New Jersey, and also the subject of a number of variant-yet-similar tales of the circumstances of her first arrival in the New World. The version currently on Wikipedia (accessed 8 Nov 2020) can stand as typical:

    "In 1643 Penelope and her husband took a ship from the Netherlands to New Amsterdam. With their ship foundering, she and her husband, John Kent, and several others made land at Sandy Hook. Her husband was not able to travel due to illness and she remained with him. After the couple were abandoned on shore by the other passengers looking for safety and shelter, she and her husband were attacked by natives and her husband was killed. She was gravely injured and left for dead. She took shelter in a hollow tree until she made herself known to the Navesink tribe of Leni Lenapi. They bound up her wounds, and when she was well enough to travel she was released to the Dutch at New Amsterdam (now New York City). There in 1644 at the age of 22, she married Richard Stout (1615 - 1705), son of John Stout (1584 - 1620) and Elizabeth Bee (1591 - 1685) of Nottinghamshire, England. They had a large family (7 sons and 4 daughters) mostly born at Gravesend in the current area of Coney Island, Brooklyn. They moved to Middletown Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey around 1665. This was where the Leni Lenapi who had earlier helped her were from, and they were still living there when the Stouts arrived. It is said that Penelope had 502 direct descendants when she died at the age of 110."

    The Wikipedia article presents all of this as plain fact, and of course some of it is certainly not. There is no actual evidence of Richard Stout's origins, much less that he was a son of John Stout and Elizabeth Bee. Nor is her death date known with any certainty; the claim that she died at 110 years old must be regarded with skepticism.

    But certainly the tale of her rescue by the Leni Lenapi has been told and retold by her descendants innumerable times, and it is hardly impossible that it contains elements of truth. Writing in 1916, John Stillwell (citation details below) here presents a good summary of various versions and when they first appear. (On page 298 he cites and quotes Therese (Walling) Seabrook, great-great grandmother of TK.) This web page by Jim McFarlane and its attached blog do an even more thorough job of covering the many versions.

    Children:
    1. Alice Stout
    2. John Stout was born between 1644 and 1645 in Gravesend, Long Island; died before 1740 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.
    3. 1. Sarah Stout was born about 1656 in Gravesend, Long Island; died between 18 Nov 1714 and 29 Dec 1714.
    4. David Stout was born in 1667; died after 1725 in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey.