Philemon Stout, Sr., 1785-1846

Philemon Stout Sr. Brought his family to Sangamon County from Kentucky in 1836 and engaged in farming three hundred and fifty acres. He and his wife, Penelope (Anderson), passed in 1846 and 1860 respectively, leaving their children well placed for success. The original farm was located near and around what is now Stout Cemetery across Highway 55 just northeast of Chatham in Ball Township. Click below to see the original house they lived in when it still stood in the early 1900’s, and a photo of Penelope.

Elihu Stout Grave

Jackson Stout Grave

Melissa Shoup Stout Grave

Penelope Anderson Stout Grave