Mary Jane Stout

Female24 September 1836–2 April 1911

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Stout was born on 24 September 1836, in Lewis Township, Clay, Indiana, United States, her father, Elijah Mathis Stout Sr., was 25 and her mother, Rebecca Craverson, was 20. She married Abel Crawford Pierson on 18 October 1855, in Clay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Pierson Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died on 2 April 1911, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Clay, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abel Crawford Pierson
Mary Jane Stout
Marriage: 18 October 1855
Parenthia B Pierson
William Elijah Pierson
Rebecca Della Pierson
Martha Ellen Pierson
Ruth Alice Pierson
Infant Pierson
Infant Pierson
Elizabeth E. Pierson
James A Pierson
Charles Doddridge Pierson
John Taylor Pierson
Perley Hugh Pierson
Maude Marolla Pierson
Jesse Arthur Pierson

Sources (30)

  • Mary J Pierson in household of Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Jane Stout, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Mary J. Pierson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1855Clay, Indiana, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1842: Sullivan, Indiana, United States


    Age 10

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 20

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning


    nickname from Middle English stout ‘bold, daring, brave’ (Old French estolt, estout, Anglo-Norman French estut, estot, estout ‘bold, fierce, randy, stubborn’).

    perhaps occasionally a nickname from Middle English st(o)ut ‘gnat, horse-fly’ (Old English stūt, Old Norse stútr ‘gnat’), possibly used for someone with a biting tongue or for a small, quick-moving person.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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