Born: 1810-XX-XX New Jersey
In 1843, Stout married Huldah Briggs in Fayette County, Illinois, and soon after they settled in Springfield, Illinois. In 1847, Stout entered into a mercantile partnership with William B. Lavely, which lasted until November 1849. Stout was a member of the Whig Party. Between 1850 and 1860, Stout relocated to Bloomington, Illinois, where he continued in business as a merchant.
U. S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 119; Whig City Meeting; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Fayette County, 18 April 1843, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 4, Bloomington, McLean County, IL, 40; Illinois Journal (Springfield), 7 October 1847, 2:6; 28 November 1849, 2:5.