American Silversmiths

Samuel Stout
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Samuel Stout


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Samuel Stout
  • Born: 1756, Hopewell NJ
  • Marriage (1): Helena Cruser on 24 Apr 1779 in Cranbury NJ
  • Died: 22 Apr 1795

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed on 16 Jun 1772 to Thomas Shields in Philadelphia PA
    For a term of 5 years, 3 months.
  • He worked circa 1776 as a silversmith in Trenton NJ as a journeyman in the shops of John Fitch and Stephen Reeves. At the outbreak of war, he join the joined the Continental Army and was taken prisoner on 27 August 1776 at the Battle of Long Island. He served six months of hard imprisonment before being released. He remained in New York, getting work in Reeves' shop.
  • He worked in 1779-1795 as a silversmith in Princeton NJ
  • Advertised in the The Pennsylvania Packet, 29 Jul 1779, reporting the theft of goods from his shop.

Samuel married Helena Cruser on 24 Apr 1779 in Cranbury NJ. (Helena Cruser was born on 1 Jun 1759 and died on 30 Jan 1821.)

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