Stout, James Coffin was born on November 25, 1869 in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, United States. Son of Thomas Hance and Sarah Lambdin (Coffin) Stout.
Graduate Rutgers Preparatory School, 1887. Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers College, 1891. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1897, Bachelor of Divinity, 1910.
Studied University of Berlin, 1911-1912. Doctor of Divinity, College of Wooster, O., 1925.
Ordained ministry Reformed Church in America, 1898. Pastor Brighton Heights Reformed Church, New Brighton, S.I., 1898-1902, Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine, Florida, 1902-1909. Professor church history, Biblical Seminary in New York, 1912.
Home: Bronxville, New York.
Married Phebe Elizabeth Van Antwerp, May 10, 1898.