Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Elvis and Abigail Brassfield-Stout

Tombstone of Elvis and Abigail Brassfield-Stout

This is the tombstone of Elvis Stout and his wife Abigail (Brassfield) Stout located at McGinnis Cemetery, Madison County, Iowa. Abigail was my third great grand aunt, she was the sister of my third great grandfather, Wiley D. Brassfield.

Abigail is buried within a yard or two of her mother, Sarah (Hill) Brassfield and there are several Stout's buried nearby.

According to my notes, Abigail was born in Indiana and Elvis Stout was born in Bartholomew County, Indiana. My notes also indicate that they were married January 11, 1853 in Mahaska County, Iowa. There are not many instances of the name Elvis in my database and Elvis Stout is one of the earliest. I don't know this for a fact, but it is possible that my 2nd great grandfather, Elvis H. Brassfield, was named for his uncle, Elvis Stout.

The tombstone reads:
Elvis Stout
Feb. 15, 1824 - Sep. 4, 1908
His Wife
Abigail Stout
Nov. 6. 1833 - Apr. 20, 1887


Stouts and Brassfields at McGinnis Cemetery
Stout family is the 4 stones at left
Sarah and Victoria Brassfield are at right