George H. Trout (1828-1916), came from Hamilton County, Ill., with his family sometime before 1900 as he shows up on that census. He was married in Illinois to Mary Jane Smith (1835-1906), the daughter of Bennett and Rebecca (Cotton) Smith and this couple had five children, all born in Illinois. George and Mary are buried in the old part of the Piggott Cemetery. Their children were Mary A. Trout, Margot Jane Trout, John H. Trout, Sherman Trout, Ulysses Grant Trout and James Trout.
George enlisted on Oct. 29, 1861 in Hamilton County, Ill., at the age of 33, in the Union Army in the Civil War.
Mary A. Trout (1856-), daughter of George and Mary Jane has no record and nothing has been found. Women are harder to trace without a married name. I tried Hamilton County, Ill., and had no results. Our courthouse records were burned in 1893. Family or Bible records are needed here.
Margot “Margaret” Jane Trout (1865-1946), daughter of George and Mary Jane, married Jesse R. Maddox (1872-1945). They are buried in the old part of the Piggott Cemetery as well. They were married in October of 1892 and had eight children-William J. (Edna) of Corning; Emma E.; Carl of St. Louis; Edith McGehee (Andrew A.) of Piggott; Mary R. Griffith and three other children who preceded her.
John H. Trout (1870-1935), son of George and Mary Jane, was the caretaker for the Piggott Cemetery for many years, and after he died friends took up a collection for a monument to be placed on his grave. No record of a marriage was found.
Sherman Trout, son of George and Mary Jane, was born in Hamilton County, Ill., and came to Clay County with his parents. He is probably buried in the Piggott Cemetery but has no stone. We have no marriage records for him either.
Ulysses Grant Trout (1873-1925), son of George H. and Mary Jane, was born in Illinois and came with his parents to Clay County. In 1896 he married Christina “Tinny” Elizabeth Ward, the daughter of John and Sarah Johnson Ward, and they had six children—Edna Mae Trout, Eva Trout, Audie Trout, Zelma Grace Trout, Vera Opal Trout and Ruth Trout. Christina later married Thomas “Tom” Coursey in 1926. Edna Mae (1897-1999) married Abijah Vivian Harris and had Kenneth Leroy, who died in Japan in 1945; Vivian Marie who married Robert Young Sutton; Alvin H., who died in 1996 in Florida; Charles M., who lived in Florida; and Clara Virginia, who married Marion Davis. Eva Trout married Earl P. Roberts and they are both buried in Piggott. Audie Trout (1903-1907) died at the age of four. Zelma Grace Trout was first married to Levi Crossno and seven children were born. Zelma was married a second time to Lemuel Arthur Crow and they had one child. Vera Opal Trout was married to Emmett Crittenden and they had Betty Reams, Joy Stender and Jim Crittenden. Emmett later married Ruth Knox. Ruth Trout married Benny Mentz and they lived in Flint, Mich., and had two children. Grant and Christina Trout are buried in Piggott.
James A. Trout, son of George and Mary Jane, was born in Illinois. He is listed on the 1870 Hamilton County Census, with his parents, at age one. He was not listed on the 1880 Hamilton County Census, so it is assumed that he died before then.