Shelby County

Jonathan Stout



Jonathan Stout

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 761

    one of the substantial and representative citizens of Salem township,
Shelby county, O., now serving in his second term as a member of the
township board of trustees, was born in Salem township, in December,
1847, and is a son of Abraham and Jelesie (Fly) Stout. The parents of
Mr. Stout were farmers in Salem township for many years and were
worthy of the universal respect in which they were held. They were
liberal supporters of the Methodist Episcopal church and at death
they were buried in the Methodist cemetery at Port Jefferson. They
had the following children: Elizabeth, who is deceased, was the wife
of John Lerton; Nathan; Malinda. who is now deceased, was the wife of
George Fox: Sarah, who is now deceased, was the wife of Andrew
Cargill; and Jonathan. Jonathan tout attended the district schools in
boyhood and afterward worked for his father on the home farm and
subsequently acquired and still cultivates land of his own. His well
developed farm of forty acres is situated three miles east of Port
Jefferson and in this town he has twenty more acres and two
residences. Mr. Stout is well known all over Salem township and
enjoys the esteem of a wide circle. In 1889 he married Miss Sallie
Stockstill. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Stout married Miss
Nancy Wilkinson. They attend the Methodist Episcopal church. Politically a
democrat, his party, on more than one occasion, has called upon him to
accept offices in its gift and in the faithful perfonnance of official
duties, he has won the approval of all his fellow citizens, irrespective
of party. He belongs to the order of Golden Eagles, at Maplewood, O.

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