Well, on these long snowy cold days I have been tracing some of my family history . I thought I would share the will of my 5th great grandfather Godfrey Daniel Stout. I found it quite interesting. Maybe you will also.
DANIEL2 STOUT (JOHANNES1 STAUD) was born Abt. 1693 in Bosenbach, Germany, and died Abt. 1770 in Frederick Co., VA. [now Shenandoah Co. VA]. He married (1) EVA MAGDALENA SCHMID 19 Jan 1716/17 in Essweiler, daughter of JOH. GEORG SCHMID. She was born Abt. 1695 in Germany, and died in Essweiler, Germany. He married (2) ANN ELIZABETH KELLER 27 Nov 1736 in Eissweiler, Germany, daughter of JOHANNES KELLER. She was born in Germany, and died Aft. 1779 in Shenandoah Co. VA.
Notes for DANIEL STOUT:
Frederick County, Virginia; Will Book 4
WILL OF DANIEL STOUT; dated 26 Oct 1769 proved 7 Aug 1770.
In the name of God, Amen, I DANIEL STOUT of Frederick County in the Colony of Virginia being weak in
body and of sound memory this twenty sixty day of October, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven and
sixty nine make and publish my Last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) first I give to my
three sons Viz GOODFRIED DANIEL, JOHN & GEORGE BENJAMIN STOUT my Tract of Land situated on
Stony Creek in Frederick County in the Colony of Virginia to each of them one hundred & fifty acres more or less
and first I give to my son GEORGE BENJAMIN STOUT his heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns one
hundred & fifty acres of Land more or less it being the upper part of my Tract of Land whereon I now live in
Frederick County in the Colony of Virginia from Godlip Links line down Stony Creek with all Buildings and
Improvements that is thereon and my Wife, ELIZABETH STOUT, & my two sons, JOHN & GEORGE
BENJAMIN STOUT shall keep house together also on that Part of the Land whereon I now live as long as they
can agree and my Wife is Willing to keep house and also, I give all my Personal Estate Chattle and household
goods and the grain that is now in the field to my Wife ELIZABETH STOUT and to my two sons JOHN and
GEORGE BENJAMIN STOUT and if my Wife cant keep house any longer, my son GEORGE BENJAMIN
STOUT his heirs Executors and Administrators or Assigns or whoever has possession of the Land I give him,
shall give to my said Wife ELIZABETH yearly and every year During her natural life, five bussels of Wheat and
six bussels of Rie and fifty pounds of corn and Sow a Quarter of an acre of ground with flax seed and keep her
proper use one mare become on his own proper cost and my wife ELIZABETH STOUT send my two sons JOHN
and GEORGE BENJAMIN STOUT to school until they have sufficient Schooling. Also I give one hundred &
fifty acres of land more or less to my son JOHN STOUT, his heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns next to
my son GEORGE BENJAMIN STOUT's land and from his line down Stoney Creek and also I give to my son
GOODFRIED DANIEL STOUT, to his Executors Adaministrators or Assigns one hundred and fifty acres of
Land more or less beginning at my son JOHN STOUT's line down Stoney Creek to the lower line of my said
Tract of Land and my wife ELIZABETH STOUT and my sons JOHN STOUT and GEORGE BENJAMIN
STOUT shall give to my son PETER STOUT the value of Five Pounds Virginia Currency in good and chattel
after my Decease and they shall also give the value of Twenty Shillings Virginia Currency in goods to each of my
two grandchildren, ELIZABETH COFFIELD and DANIEL COFFIELD to be Paid when they come of age or are
married & my wife ELIZABETH STOUT shall demand all the money that is due to me and shall therewith Pay
all my Debts. And I make and Ordain her my said Wife ELIZABETH STOUT and JACOB WOLF, JUNR. Sole
Executrixe of this my Will in Trust for the Intents & purposes on this my Will contained to take care and see the
same performed according to my True Intent & Meaning. In Witness whereof the said DANIEL STOUT have to
this my Last Will & Testament set my hand & Seal the day & Year above Written, Signed Sealed & delivered by
the said DANIEL STOUT as and for his Last Will & Testament in the presence of us who were present at the
Signing & Sealing Whereof,
Curtis Sink (?Link), George Weaver, John Cremvine
Daniel X Stout (LS)
At a Court held for Frederick County August 7th 1770 this Last Will and Testament of DANIEL STOUT Dec'd
was Proved by the Oathes of Curtiss Sink & George Weaver witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded at the
Motion of Elizabeth Stout the Executrixe who made Oath thereto Certificate granted her for obtaining a Probate
thereof in due form the giveing Security Whereupon she together with Curtis Sink & Jacob Wolf Junr. entered
into & acknowledged a Bond in the Penalty of Two Hundred Pounds conditioned for her due and faithful
Administration of said Estate. By the Court, Ta Keith (Seal)
The Estate of DANIEL STOUT, Frederick Co., VA dated March 6th 1770 and Dec. 3rd 1770.
I have more than 25,000 people listed in my database all related to me and I keep adding to it. These cold snowy days are good for that.
Today's photo six of three hundred sixty five will document how I am keepiing warm on these cold snowy days.
That's it for today.