Stout, S. V. D.
ID # 280087
V. D. Stout
Born April 13, 1786
Died August 8, 1850
Interment Index: 8-9-1850 S.V.D. Stout, Esq.
Garrett: Same as Recorded 2005
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Samuel Van Dyke Stout
Mayor of the City of Nashville
Samuel Van Dyke Stout was born April 18, 1786 in Red Stone Fort, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Abraham Stout and Jane Pettit Stout. He married Catherine Tannehill on October 12, 1813, at the home of her brother Wilkins Tannehill, who also served as a Mayor of the City of Nashville from 1825-1827. Samuel and Catherine had six children: Margaret Jane, Ira Abraham, Josiah W., Charles C., Samuel H., and Catherine.
Sometime after his move to Nashville in 1811, Stout worked with his father as a silverplater and later established an extensive coach factory. In 1812, he built a large residence at the southeast corner of the public square fronting on First Avenue and running back to the bluff. His political career included service as a member of the Nashville Board of Alderman during the years of 1824-25, 1830-32, 1835-37, 1838-39, 1844, and 1846-50. Stout was a member of First Presbyterian Church and of the Masonic Order.
Mayor Stout died at his residence after a brief illness attributed to apoplexy on August 8, 1850, at the age of 64. The Reverend Doctor John Todd Edgar pastor of the First Presbyterian Church conducted the funeral service where Stout was remembered as a worthy and esteemed citizen of virtue. Stout is buried in the historic Nashville City Cemetery.
Research completed by Lynn Maddox McDonald, a Public Service Management graduate student at Cumberland University.