I am attaching a picture of Francis Marion Stout, 1823-1907 -- My 2nd
Great =Grandfather. Owner of the Stout Pottery
and the F. M. & I. N. Stout (his 2nd son) Mercantile
Store in Ripley. He owned 800 acres in Ripley/Cooperstown
and it was passed down to each of his family. He was a decendent of
Abraham Stout who fought in the Revoluntionary War.
The picture was passed to me by the family of James Madison Stout, his 4th son and
we are both doing extensive research. My Great Grandfather was his
3rd son, John Charles Fremont Stout.
Over 400 pages - first 40 about the forming of the Western Wilderness from
Virginia to the Missippi. The rest is really interesting with a
lot of good stories about the settlers of Schuyler and then the breakoff of
Brown County and many, many of its first settlers, plus pictures of some of
them as well as drawings of their properties. The properties were very
impressive.. Title: "Combined
History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois published by W. R. Brink
& Co in 1882."
I am purchasing it for my Kindle Fire E Books.
I am currently trying to find out who the parents were of Margaret and
Nancy Catherine Stout. They were sisters who married my
2nd Great Grandfather Francis Marion Stout. (my 2nd Great
Grandmother was Nancy). We think it might have been James W Alexander,
a Tennessean who's father may have been Allen Alexander who first settled
in Schuyler but purchased land across Crooked Creek after Brown County was
formed. He was licensed to operate one of the Ferry's to cross the creek
according to the above book, but we can't seem to tie them together.
Francis Marion Stout About 1890