Stout, Allen Joseph, 1815-1889

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Allen Joseph Stout was born in Danville, Kentucky, on December 5, 1815. He was the tenth child born into an impoverished family, and following the death of his mother in 1824 he worked as hired help. Stout first heard Mormon preaching from Charles C. Rich in the 1830s, and in 1837 traveled with his father to Far West, Missouri. He was baptized into the Mormon Church in 1838. After following the Mormons to Nauvoo, Illinois, Stout worked as a carpenter, fisherman, and teamster, and was also a member of the Nauvoo Legion. Following the death of Joseph Smith, Stout joined the Nauvoo Police Department and served as a personal body guard to Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball. He lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa, from 1846 until he could afford to travel to Utah in 1851. Stout died in December 1889.

From the description of Diary and autobiography of Allen Joseph Stout, c.1840-1889. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 690648759

Born in Kentucky, lived in Missouri and Nauvoo, immigrated to Utah and settled in Washington County.

From the description of Journal, 1815-1889. (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122322973

Allen Joseph Stout was born in Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, to Joseph Stout and Anna Smith.

From the description of Allen Joseph Stout journal, 1845-1889. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367889266

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associatedWith Hyde, Orson, 1805-1878. person
associatedWith Larsen, Karen M. person
associatedWith Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844. person
associatedWith Stout, Anna Smith. person
associatedWith Stout family. family
associatedWith Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889. person
associatedWith Stout, Joseph. person
associatedWith Young, Brigham, 1801-1877. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington County (Utah)
Chariton River (Iowa and Mo.)
Sugar Creek (Iowa)
Nauvoo (Ill.)
Garden Grove (Iowa)
Chariton River (Iowa and Mo.)
St. George (Utah)
Mormon families
Mormons--History--19th century
Danites (Mormon Church)
Mormon converts
Mormon pioneers
Mormon missions
Overland journeys to the Pacific


Birth 1815

Death 1889



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