Peter “The Quaker”  and Margaret Stout


 LaVonne Stout Oertel



     Peter “The Quaker” Stout was born 14 Apr 1715 in New Castle, DE. According to 
Quaker records, he was the son of Samuel and Margaret Stout. He was a direct
descendant of the English Richard Stout who came to the New World c1640 and
eventually settled in Monmouth Co., NJ. It is not known for certain how Peter became
known as “The Quaker“. One theory is that he was the first of the Stout family to convert
to Quakerism and the family, being mainly  Baptist,  affectionately referred to him as “The Quaker”.

   In PA., Peter met Margaret Cypert from Palatinate, Germany. They were married in 
Swatara Twp, Berks Co., PA on 12 June 1739. Around 1762, Peter and Margaret , along
with their children, traveled the Quaker Trail from PA. to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting
near Snow Camp, NC. Peter and Margaret dedicated many hours of service to the
Meeting over a 40 year period. Peter also sat at the head of the Meeting for many of those years.

Sometime in the mid 1900’s, members of the Stout family honored them by placing a
special marker at their gravesite in Cane Creek Friends Cemetery.


Peter and Margaret were the parents of seven children:


Samuel     b. 10 Apr 1740   married Rachel Chancy

Charles     b. 29 Mar 1742  married Mary Noblett

Margaret  b. 27 July 1744   married Daniel Osbun

Joseph      b. 28 June 1749  married Hannah Osbun

Peter        b. 9 June 1754    married Hannah Brown

Elizabeth  b. 25 Nov 1757  married Thomas Osbun

Rachel      b. 28 Feb 1761   married John Allen


     Most Stout’s in the Alamance, Chatham, Guilford, and Randolph County areas can
trace their ancestry back to Peter “The Quaker” and Margaret Stout.


        added Sept 7, 2004