The Stout Family of Delaware; With the Story of Penelope Stout Volume 1

The Stout Family of Delaware; With the Story of Penelope Stout Volume 1


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...and labor were entirely lost."' Scharf relates (see "History of Delaware") that on the 2 February, 1818, "Judge Jacob Stout and Chief Justice Thomas Clayton obtained an act from the General Assembly granting them Kent Island, in Little Creek hundred, upon condition that they would reclaim it. Dykes were erected and canals cut, and after five years of labor and expenditures of 40,000 dollars, the land was in excellent condition for tillage; but in 1830 a strong easterly storm swept every thing before it and reduced the island to its original condition of marsh land." (Page 1116.) In 1816, Jacob Stout is recorded as one of the largest land-owners in Little Creek hundred, being in possession of 935 acres. He operated a large tannery 2"Governors from Kent County." By James Pennewill. (Addresses delivered at the formal Presentation of the Portraits of the Governors of Delaware to the State, Thursday, May 26, 1898, State Capitol, Dover, Delaware.) at Dover, in 1818, whilst he was Governor, situated on the north side of North street. He cut Leipsic, or Little Duck, creek through to the Delaware bay, across Bombey Hook island, thus reducing the distance materially to deep water--Little Duck Creek formerly emptying into Duck Creek. He was active in roadbuilding. In 1830 he planned and built a road from Smyrna to Bombey Hook Light House, and in 1824, in conjunction with Thomas Clayton he laid out the road from Leipsic to Severson's Methodist Episcopal Church. The house in which he lived was on the tract called "White Hall," and was built in 1756, by Thomas McElroy. On the grave-stone in the Presbyterian church-yard, at Dover, where Governor Stout was buried, is the following legend: "Jacob Stout...

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