Descendants of John Putnam

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JOHN20 PUTNAM  (NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born Bef. January 17, 1579/80 in Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England, and died December 30, 1662 in Salem, Massachusetts.  He married PRISCILLA GOULD Abt. January 1610/11 in Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England, daughter of RICHARD GOULD and ELIZABETH.

 

Notes for JOHN PUTNAM:

John Putnam, the founder of the Salem family.  His father, Nicholas, had inherited from his youngest brother, Richard, an estate in lands in Wingrave bequeathed him by their father.  No record of the transfer of this property by Nicholas has been found, yet at the latter's death, he then being of Stewkley, there is no mention of the Wingrave property. Nicholas, however, gave to his son John his house and lands in Aston Abbotts, of which we have found no record as to how he became possessed. The Putnam farm was probably in Burstone, a locality adjoining Rowsham in Wingrave.  John probably lived in Stewkley with his parents until his father's death, and then being of age capable to conduct a farm, seems to have taken possession of the property given him by his father and to have continued in possession, occupying himself with its care, until his migration to New England.  In 1614, when his name appears on his mother's marriage license as one of the sureties, he is described as husbandman. No further mention is found of him in England, except upon the occasions of the baptism of his children, who were baptized at Aston Abbotts.  Who his wife was can only be conjectured, but there is good reason to believe she was Priscilla Deacon, of the family of that name of Corner Hall, in Hemel Hempstead.

John was perhaps married in 1611 or 1612.  The marriage records for this period are missing from the Wingrave register, and the register for Hemel Hempstead is lost.

On November 25, 1658, Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield deputed "John Putnam of Salem, the younger, his cousin" to be his attorney. (Essex Court Records, IV, 100).  In an account book of John Gould, grandson of Zaccheus, born 1662, died 1724, is found an entry by him as follows, "Grandfather Gould lived in Buckinghamshire, and Grandfather Deacon in Hertfordshire, in Hempstead town in Corner Hall."  In this same book are references to John Putnam, a contemporary, alluded to as "cousin." Jeremy Gould, a brother of Zaccheus, had a wife (Priscilla Grover) and was living in Aston Abbotts in 1631, but was in Rhode Island in 1638. Another brother of Zaccheus was John Gould, who lived in Bovington, and had a daughter Priscilla (who married a Grover and had in turn a daughter named after her) and also a neice Priscilla Ware.  Neither of those were of suitable age to have married with John Putnam. (see Water's Gleanings, pg 1019)  Both John Putnam and Zaccheus Gould named daughters "Phoebe." Cousin was a term in use in the early part of the 17th century to indicate nephew, and as there appears no opportunity for a Putnam-Gould marriage either way, the only alternative is to adopt the suggestion that John Putnam and Zacchues Gould had married sisters. (see pg 46, Genealogical Bulletin for 1903)

John Putnam was well equipped for the work of founding a home in a country, both in ability and financial resources.

There is a entry in Lechford's Note Book under date of December 27, 1639, (22Feb., 1640, our reckoning), "For drawing Articles for Mr. Cradocke & Gould and Putnam (6s.)."  Just what these articles related to is not revealed, but the reference is either to John Putnam or his eldest son Thomas.  It was in 1640 that John Putnam settled in Salem.  There is no record of his having been in any other part of New England prior to his appearence in Salem.  His son Thomas first settled in Lynn, and his coming thought to have preceded his father's.  In 1685/6, Nathaniel Putnam deposed that he was aged sixty-five years and had lived in Salem for forty-six years, and his brother John made a like statement, giving his age as fifty-eight years and his residence in Salem as about forty-five years (Ipswich records, Deeds, vol. 5,213), both of which statements agree with the date 1640 as that of the coming of their father.  As it is not likely that the removal was effected in the winter season, either John arrived in the preceding year or else his son Thomas in the person referred to by Leachford..  There is no authority for the date 1634, sometimes given as that of the arrival of John Putnam, other than family tradition, probably originating with Deacon Edward Putnam who left a brief genealogy of the family compiled in 1733.  In this same record is found the following account of the death of John Putnam, "He ate his supper, went to prayer with his family and died before he went to sleep."

Grants of land, were made by the town of Salem to John Putnam and to his sons on their account.  The first grant is not of record, and the land so granted was not occupied by him.  The earliest recorded grant, which was that on which he established his homestead, was 100 acres, 20-11 mo., 1640, or January 1641, new style.  On that date, a meeting, there being present, Mr. Endecott, Mr. Hathorne, John Woodbury, Jeffry Massy, the selectmen, there was "Graunted to John Putnam one hundred acres of land at the head of Mr. Skelton's Farme between it and Elias Stilemen the elder his Farme, if there be an hundred acres of it.  And it is in exchange of one hundred acres weh was graunted to the said John Putnam formerly & if it fall out that there be not such there then to be made up neere Lieutenant Davenport's hill to be layed out by the towne. And tenne acres of meadow in the meadow called the pine meadow if it be not there formerly graunted to others."  There was also "Graunted Fiftie acres of land unto Thomas Putnam and Five acres of meadow both to be layed out by the towne."

At a meeting of the selectmen, 17-3 mo., 1652, "There being formerlie graunted unto John Putnam Sen' 50 acres of land and complaint being made that the said land laid out to him is not soe much it is ordered that the layers out of the land shall make up what the said land shall want of his grant in land lying between his sonne Nathaniells land and Richard Huchisson."

In 1653 he divided his lands between his sons Thomas and Nathaniel, having evidently already granted his homestead to his younger son, John.

In deeds John is described as both husbandman and yeoman.  He was a man of substance and probably of much education as his contemporaries, but neither seeking or desiring public office.

At a general town meeting held the 7th day of the 5th month 1644 it was ordered "that twoe be appointed every Lords day to walk forth in the time of Gods worshippe, to take notice of such as either lye about the meeting house without attending to the word or ordinances, or that lye at home or in the fields, without giving good account thereof, and to take the names of such persons & to present them to the Magistrate, whereby they may be accordingly proceeded against.  Seventeen men were appointed, John Putnam and John Hathorne were appointed for the ninth day.  All the men were of prominence and to whom a perusal of the records shows that the town people looked with respect.

John Putnam was sixty seven years of age when he was admitted to the church at Salem in 1647.

There is no record of the death of his wife, nor settlement of either her or his estate.  (Salem Records.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About JOHN PUTNAM:

Admitted Church: February 04, 1646/47, Salem, Massachusetts

Baptism: January 17, 1579/80, Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England

Burial: Wadsworth Cemetery

Occupation: husbandman and yeoman

 

Notes for PRISCILLA GOULD:

The arms of Deacon of Hemel Hempstead were, A chevron treillisse' betwen three roses.  Crest: a demi eagle.  This family has been of considerable note in Hertfordshire, deriving descent from Richard Deacon of Wyndruge, Hertfordshire, who died 1496, and whose three sons were in the service of the Crown, the elder as Secretary to Elizabeth of York, consort to Henry VII, and the other two in the military service.  Their uncle Michael was Bishop of St. Asaph.

 

In 1658 (25 Nov), Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield deputed "John Putnam of Salem, the younger, his cousin" to be his attorney.  (Essex Court Records, IV, 100.)  In an account book of John Gould, grandson of Zaccheus, born 1662, died 1724, is found an entry by him as follows, "Grandfather Gould lived in Buckinghamshire, and Grandfather Deacon in Hertfordshire, in Hempstead town in Corner Hall."  In this same book are references to John Putnam, a contemporary, alluded to as "cousin." Jeremy Gould, a brother of Zacheus, had wife (Priscilla Grover and was living in ASton Abbotts in 1631, but was in Rhode Island in 1638. Another brother of Zacheus Gould was John, who lived in Bovington, and had a daughter Priscilla (who married a Grover and had in turn a daughter named after her,) and also a neice Pricilla Ware.  Neither of these were of suitable age to have married with John Putnam.  (See Walter's Gleanings, page 1019.)  Both John Putnam and Zacheus Gould named daughters "Phoebe."  Cousin was the term in use in the early part of the 17th century to indicate nephew, and as there appears no opportunity for a Putnam-Gould marriage either way, the only alternative is to adopt the suggestion that John Putnam and Zaccheus Gould had married sisters.  (See page 46, Geneological Bulletin for 1903.)

 

According to Professor Gould, Phebe, wife of Zaccheus Gould, was a daughter of Thomas and Martha Deacon of Corner Hall.  Thomas Deacon is said to have been born about 1585.*  Thomas Deacon of Corner Hall was the father of Thomas, born in 1609, who was B.A. Oxford, 1627, and grandfather of Lt. Col. Thomas Deacon, the Parliamentary soldier.  It is probable that the Thomas Deacon of Corner Hall, called grandfather by John Gould, was born some years prior to 1585.  Bovington the home of the Goulds and of the Deacons is part of Hempstead, and is but eight miles from Tring.  It is an interesting coincidence that Richard Deacon, the Queen's secretary, purchased the two chief manors in Stewkley, Barns and Littlecote, in 1503, which in 1521 he gave by will to his son Richard who was of Marston Morteyn, Beds., and died 1543.

 

* Through the courtesy of Mr. Edward Deacon who has published in a work entitled "The Descent of the Family of Deacon of Elstowe and London," an extensive collection made by him regarding the Deacons, the will of Thomas Deacon of Bovington, Hertfordshire, yeoman, has been examined.  The testator directs that his body be buried in the churchyard at Bovington, and makes a small bequest to the poor.  He names his three daughters, Awdry, Margaret, and Marie, and his sons Roger and Thomas both of whom were minors.  To son-in-law John Ewer's children, William and Ann, and after legacies to William Parret, Francis Axtell, John Feilder and Henry Style, resides to wife Joan, who with her brother Richard Allen are made executors.  Henry Mayne and John Gould to be overseers. Witnesses, Thomas Hallam, Raphe Bullock, John Deacon, Thomas Fielde and others.  Dated 1 June, 1582, proved, Arch. Hauts. 20 June, 1582.

 

 

 

More About PRISCILLA GOULD:

Admitted Church: January 21, 1641/42, Salem, Massachusetts

       

Children of JOHN PUTNAM and PRISCILLA GOULD are:

                  i.    ELIZABETH21 PUTNAM, b. December 1612; d. WFT Est. 1613-1706.

 

More About ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Admitted Church: 1643, Salem, Massachusetts

Baptism: December 20, 1612, Aston Abbotts, Bucks (Baptismal Register)

 

2.               ii.    THOMAS PUTNAM, LT, b. March 07, 1614/15, Aston Abbots, Bucks., England; d. May 05, 1686, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

                 iii.    JOHN PUTNAM, b. July 1617, England; d. Abt. November 05, 1620, Aston Abbotts, Bucks.

 

More About JOHN PUTNAM:

Baptism: July 24, 1617, Aston Abbotts, Buck (Baptismal Register)

Burial: November 05, 1620, Aston Abbotts

 

3.              iv.    NATHANIEL PUTNAM, b. Abt. October 1619, England; d. July 23, 1700, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

                 v.    SARA PUTNAM, b. March 1622/23; d. WFT Est. 1624-1717.

 

More About SARA PUTNAM:

Baptism: March 07, 1622/23, Aston Abbotts, Bucks (Baptismal Register)

 

                 vi.    PHEBE PUTNAM, b. July 1624; d. WFT Est. 1625-1718.

 

More About PHEBE PUTNAM:

Baptism: July 28, 1624, Aston Abbotts, Bucks (Baptismal Register)

 

4.             vii.    JOHN PUTNAM, JUN., b. May 1627, England; d. April 07, 1710, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  THOMAS21 PUTNAM, LT (JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born March 07, 1614/15 in Aston Abbots, Bucks., England, and died May 05, 1686 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married (1) ANN HOLYOKE October 17, 1643 in probably Lynn, Massachusetts, daughter of EDWARD HOLYOKE and PRUDENCE STOCKTON.  He married (2) MARY ( ) VEREN September 14, 1666 in Salem, Massachusetts.

 

Notes for THOMAS PUTNAM, LT:

Lt. Thomas Putnam was an inhibitant of Lynn, Mass. in 1640; freeman 1642; on of seven men (selectmen) of Lynn in 1643.

 

The town of Salem, Mass. granted to him, 20-11-1640, "fifty acres [of upland] and five acres of meddow."  This was at the same time that his father, John Putnam, received a grant of one hundred acres from the town ("in exchange of one-hundred acres formerly granted to him").

 

In 1645 the General Court passed the following order: "Mr Thomas Layghton, Edward Burcham, & Thomas Puttman are appointed by this Courte to end smale causes for ye towne of Lynne for ye yeere ensewing" 18 June, 1645.  This Comission was renewed the 20 May, 1648, "to end smale cawses, vnder twenty shillings."

 

11th, 9 mo., 1648 he was "Chosen for Gran-Juryman" in Salem, and 10-10-1655 was chosen constable of Salem in place of Mr. William Browne. The office of constable at that date carried great authority and covered the entire local administation of affairs.

 

Thomas Putnam was also the first parish clerk at Salem Village and was prominent in the local military and ecclesiatical, as well as town affairs.

 

Thomas Putnam wrote a very fine hand and had evidently received a good education, as had his brothers.  In 1679 he gives to the Rev. James Barley, upon his retirement from the ministry at Salem Village, three acres of meadow.  During the long dispute over Barley at the Village, Thomas and John seem to have supported Barley, while Nathaniel was in opposition.

 

Thomas Putnam during a number of years held, besides the offices above mentioned, the various positions of "Layer out of Highways," "Inspector of Bridges," "to care for rates for the minister," etc.  On the 29th day, 11 mo., 1658, "Jefferey Massey, Thomas Putname, Nath Putname and Joseph Hutchensen are Impowered, or any three of them, to joyne with Topsfield, Mass. about the Runninge & setlenge & full endinge of our sixe mile line in the extent of it in so many places as they shall see meet, for a full conclusion of the worke."  Oct. 8, 1662, the General Court confirms his apponitment as Lieutenant in the troop of horse.

 

When on October 8, 1672, the General Court permitted the imhibitants of Salem Farms to become a separate parish, he was made chairman of the committee chosen to carry on the affairs of the parish (11 Nov., 1672), and on 25 Nov., 1680, it was voted "that Lt. Thomas Putnam and Jonathan Wolcott supply the place of deacons for ensueing;" they were continued in office 27 Dec., 1681.  This is the first mention of deacons in the Village records.  (In the Secretary's office at the State House many documents relating to the religious disturbances at the Village.  Those show very plainly the attitude of the Putnams during that exciting period.)

 

In 1682 occurs the first list of tax-payers at the Village.  There are ninety-four names on this list.  Lt. Thomas Putnam was by far the wealthist in the "Village" or "Farms."  Besides inheriting a double portion of his father's estate, (It was usual among many New England families for the eldest son to have a double portion; this became a law and continued in force until quite recent times.) he by his marriage with widow Mary Veren came into possesion of considerable property in Jamaica and Barbadoes.  The homestead of Thomas although much enlarged is still standing and is now known as the "General Israel Putnam house."  This house is situated a little east of Hathorne's Hill in the northern part of Danvers, not far from the Asylum, and was occupied by his widow in 1692.  Here also his son Joseph lived during his opposition to the witchcraft proceedings.

 

There was also a town residence in Salem situated on the north side of Essex street extending back to North River, its front on Essex Street embraced the western part of the grounds now occupied by the North Church and extended to a point beyond the head of Cambridge street.

 

In his will dated, 8 Feb., 1682/3, and proved at Boston, 8 July, 1686, he gives the eastern half of the above to his son Thomas, thw western half to his son Joseph; another estate on the western side of St. Peter's street, to the north of Federal, he gives to Edward.  (The Hon. Abner C. Goodell, Jr. owned and occupied a part of this estate.  Near here was also the jail wherein were confined the condemned during the excitement of 1692.)  To each of his children he gives a large estate in Salem Village and a valuable piece of meadow land.  To a faithfull servant Joseph Stacey, he gives eleven acres.

 

The children by his first wife attempted, unsuccessfully, to break this will, claiming that undue influence was used to obtain for Joseph more than his share of the estate.

 

Mr. Upham in his Salem Witchcraft thus sums up the character and position of Thomas Putnam in contrast with his brothers "Possessing a large property by inheritance, he was not quite so active in increasing it, but enjoying the society and friendship of the leading men lived a more retired life.  At the same time he was always ready to serve the community when called for as he often was, when occasion arose for the aid of his superior intelligence and personal influence," also in writing about the settlement of the "Farms" he says, "The Putnams followed up Beaver Brook to Beaver Dam, and spread out toward the north and west."

 

The will of Thomas Putnam is here given in full.

 

Know all men by these prsents, That I Thomas Putnam Senr of Salem, being Ancient & sencible of the declining of old age, & weakness & sumptoms of mortality daily atending upon me, but being of sound mind & memory blessed be Gog, doe make this my last will & testament, this 8th day of february Anno Dom. 1682/3 as followeth

Impr      I give my soule into the hands of Jesus Christ in whome I hope to live forever, and my body to the earth, In hope of a Glorious resurection with him when this vild body shalbe made like unto his Glorious body and for the estate God hath given me, in his world, (my depts being paid), I dispose of as followeth.

It.       I give & bequeath to my son Thomas putnam & to his hears & assignes the dwelling house he now lives in, with the Barne & oarchards, with all the land belonging there to containing by estimation, one hundred & fifty acres, be it more or lesse, according as it lyes bounded, as is heareafter exsprest, viz: from Hathorns medow as the water runs out of the medow, till it comes into Ipswich River, then from the bound by the river to the end of the Iland, to the great black oak betwixt my Cozen John Putnams land & mine, from thence to Cromwells bound tree, & from thence to a walnut tree & a Litle red oak where lyes a heape of stones, the trees being falen down, which is alsoe the bounds betixt Joshua Rens land & this land, & from thence to Reas bounds, that is a red oake where lyes stones: & from thence to another heape of stones, & from thence to the fence at Hathorns medow, where is a tree marked by the fence, & from thence with or along by the fence, all the upland & swamp, till it comes to the place where the water comes out of the medow, And from thence my Spong of medow on the other side the brooke, & the upland on Jonathan Knites his side, till it comes to a marked tree, neere the said Knights Corner of his field next Beare hill, & then Crosse the swamp, to the cart way that is at the lower end, of the flaggy meddow, & to take in all the meddow, & to run by the swamp, not over Andever waye, till it comes at the tree where is three rocks & the tree marked, & the tree is to the westward of the rockes: on the north side, where Andever high way turnes, & from thence to the bound where I Joyne to Topsfield men, & soe to the River; till I meet mr. Bayles meddow at the Spring, that runs into the River, a little above the bridg, & from the bridg, Andever Road to be the bounds to the tree, where is three stones, at the turne of the waye, & from thence to two trees marked at the ridg of Top of the hill, that lyes on the right hand of the path as wee come from the bridg Thomas Putnams house, and from the two trees to a great rock that is neere Hathorns brooke where Thomas & Edward are to make a bridge over the brook against the corner of Thomas his field by his Barne, within which bounds is included a pcell of land, containing about fifty acres lying by the River, which said fifty acres alsoe I give & bequeath to my said son Thomas his heirs & assignes together with the foresaid house Barne oarchards & about one hundred & fifty acres, upland and meddow, all which my son Thomas his heirs & assignes shall have & Injoy forever, after my decease

It.       I give and bequeath, to my sonn Edward Putnam & to his heires & assignes a certaine tract of land, upland & meddow, containing about eighty Acres be it more or less, with the house he now dwells in, & the barne & oarchard, upon the said land, which said pcell of land, is bounded, by the land before Specifyed given to my son Thomas aforesaid, easterly: & Ipswich River westerly: Alsoe I give unto him my son Edward one pcell more of land, lying upon the little hill soe caled, containing about sixty arces more or lesse, being bounded as followeth, viz: from a forked walnut, that is alsoe Loshua Reas & nathaniell putnams bounds, from thence to a stake & heape of stones neere the Cartwaye, from thence to Cromwells bound tree soe caled, from thence to a walnut & red oak blowed downe where lyes a heape of stones, from thence to the forked walnut, Alsoe I give to my son Edward one pcell of land more, lying upon Beare Hill, containing about sixty acres more or less: being bounded, by the three Rocks & a tree standing by them marked, from thence to the bound in the swamp, where my land Joynes to Topsfeild land, from thence to william Hobs his bounds, from thence along Knights his line till it comes to a marked tree, & from the sd marked tree, Cross the land to a red oak tree standing by a great Rock on the north easterly side of Andev Road, -Alsoe I give my sd son Edward a pcell of pcell of meddow containing fower acres more or less, lying on the west side of the River, neere his house & the upland against his sd meddow, from the upper end of ye said meddow Cross my upland, to the top of the high hill & doe Straite to my brother Nathaniels line, & then to run along the line, to his bounds, at the lower end of the meddow, which is a heap of stones, upon the topp of a hill about twenty pole from the meddow containing eight acres more or less, of upland, - Alsoe I give him my sd son Edward, all my meddow lying in Cromwells meddow soe caled, contayning fower acres more or less, Alsoe I give my sd son Edward, all that my part of meddow that lyes in Hathorns soe caled, lying bounded by Joshua Reas medow on the west, Ezekiell Cheevers meddow on the south, Jonathan Knights upland on east & Thomas Putnams Spong of medow on the north, all which said pcells of lane, boath upland & meddow I give & bequeath to my son Edward, & to his heires & assignes forever, after my decease.

It.       I Give & bequeath, to mary my beloved wife, & to my son Joseph Putnam, borne by her, my said wife, all that my farme I now live upon with all the buildings & houseing theire upon with all the apprtenances thereto belonging, both upland & meddow oarchards fences & prvilidges thereto be-belonging, for them to have hold & Injoy the Same to them & their assigne after my decease, for the term of my Said wives naturall life, (they making no Strip nor waste,) either of them or theire assignes to Injoy the one halfe part thereof, who will maintaine & keep in good repaire either of them theire said part the said terme, & after my said wives decease, then my will is & doe by these prsents bequeath the whole of all said farme buildings & apprtenances to my said sonn Joseph Putnam & to his Heires & assignes, from the time of my wives said decease & for ever after, which said farme containes about one hundred & twenty Acres, be it more or les, that is to say the upland & meddow of mowing ground that is adjoyning to the house which is bounded as followeth, on the west with the land formerly Richard Hutchensons, a red oak marked neere the house where Bragg dwelt, from thence to a heape of stones & a stake standing neere my oarchards, from thence to an other heape of Stones, on the side of the hill, from thence to another heape of stones, which was the Said Hutchensons Corner bounds toward the meddow, from thence to a heape of stones, which is Reas bounds alsoe, & Hutchensons & mine, from thence to another heape of stones, that is alsoe the bounds of Joshua Reas & Thomas Putnams & mine, & from thence Crosse the upland downe to the marked tree by the meddow, soe Called (which meadow is to be understood as part of the said farm, as it now lyes fenced,) & from thence the upland on the east, to a tree fallen where is a heape of stones that is the bounds of Peeter Prescotts & mr Cheevrs land, from thence on the stump, from thence to a white oake on top of the hill, that is

 

 

More About THOMAS PUTNAM, LT:

Admitted Church: April 03, 1643, Salem, Massachusetts

Baptism: March 07, 1614/15, Aston Abbotts, Bucks (Baptismal Register)

Burial: probably Putnam Cemetery, Hathorne, Danvers

Title: Lieutenant

Will dated: February 08, 1682/83

Will proved: July 08, 1686, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Notes for ANN HOLYOKE:

The Holyyoke family were one of the most prominent and aristocratic families in the colony.

 

 

Notes for MARY ( ) VEREN:

Mary Vern, widow of Nathaniel Veren a rich merchant.

 

In 1684, Mary (Veren) Putnam, in the appointment of seats in the meeting house at the Village, was seated in the first, or principal pew, reserved for women.

 

The will of Mary, relict of Lt. Thomas Putnam, is dated 8 January, 1695 ; proved 20 May, 1695.  She bequeaths to her husband's children, Thomas Putnam, Edward Putnam, Deliverance Wolcott, Elizabeth Bayley, Prudence Wayman, and to her own son, Joseph Putnam.  In a deposition Mary lindall. aged forty-five, wife of Timothy Lindall, calls Mrs. Mary Putnam, "Mother Putnam," and George Ingersoll, senior, calls her "sister Mary Putnam."

 

 

More About MARY ( ) VEREN:

Will dated: January 08, 1694/95

Will proved: May 20, 1695

       

Children of THOMAS PUTNAM and ANN HOLYOKE are:

5.                i.    ANN22 PUTNAM, b. June 25, 1645, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. September 14, 1676.

                  ii.    SARAH PUTNAM, b. 1648; d. WFT Est. 1649-1742.

 

Notes for SARAH PUTNAM:

Not Mentioned in fathers will. (dead?)

 

 

More About SARAH PUTNAM:

Burial: May 25, 1648, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

                 iii.    MARY PUTNAM, b. August 17, 1649, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1650-1743.

 

Notes for MARY PUTNAM:

Not mentioned in fathers will. (dead?)

 

 

More About MARY PUTNAM:

Burial: March 19, 1650/51, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

6.              iv.    THOMAS PUTNAM, b. January 12, 1651/52, Salem, Massachusetts; d. May 24, 1699, Salem, Massachusetts.

7.               v.    EDWARD PUTNAM, DEACON, b. July 04, 1654, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. March 10, 1746/47, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

8.              vi.    DELIVERANCE PUTNAM, b. July 05, 1656, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. December 16, 1699.

                vii.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. June 30, 1659, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1673-1753; m. JOSHUA BAYLEY, WFT Est. 1672-1703.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

m. Joshua, son of John and Eleanor (Emery) Barley, b. in Newbury, 17 Feb., 1653: a brother of Rev. James Barley who m. Mary Carr, sister of Mrs. Ann Putnam (12).  Joshua and Elizabeth Barley left no children and after her death his property fell to her nephews and nieces, viz., Susanna Putnam, Timothy Putnam, and Experience, widow of David Barley.

 

 

More About ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Baptism: August 06, 1722

 

More About JOSHUA BAYLEY:

Will proved: August 06, 1722

 

9.            viii.    PRUDENCE PUTNAM, b. December 28, 1661, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1704-1756.

       

Child of THOMAS PUTNAM and MARY VEREN is:

10.            ix.    JOSEPH22 PUTNAM, b. September 14, 1669, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Abt. January 1724/25, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

 

3.  NATHANIEL21 PUTNAM (JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born Abt. October 1619 in England, and died July 23, 1700 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON WFT Est. 1641-1670 in Salem, Massachusetts, daughter of RICHARD HUTCHINSON and ALICE BOSWORTH.

 

More About NATHANIEL PUTNAM:

Admitted Church: 1648, Salem, Massachusetts

Baptism: October 11, 1619, Aston Abbotts, Bucks (Baptismal Register)

 

Notes for ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON:

Daughter of Richard and Alice (Bosworth) Hutchinson of Salem Village.

 

 

More About ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON:

Admitted Church: 1648, Salem, Massachusetts

Baptism: August 30, 1629, Arnold in England

       

Children of NATHANIEL PUTNAM and ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON are:

11.              i.    SAMUEL22 PUTNAM, b. December 18, 1652, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1676.

                  ii.    NATHANIEL PUTNAM, b. February 24, 1654/55; d. WFT Est. 1656-1745.

 

More About NATHANIEL PUTNAM:

Baptism: March 27, 1655, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

12.            iii.    JOHN PUTNAM, b. January 26, 1656/57, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. September 1722, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

                 iv.    JOSEPH PUTNAM, b. August 29, 1659; d. WFT Est. 1660-1749.

 

More About JOSEPH PUTNAM:

Baptism: 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

13.             v.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. August 11, 1662, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. March 06, 1696/97.

14.            vi.    BENJAMIN PUTNAM, b. December 24, 1664, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Abt. 1715, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

15.           vii.    MARY PUTNAM, b. July 15, 1668, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1718-1763.

 

4.  JOHN21 PUTNAM, JUN. (JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born May 1627 in England, and died April 07, 1710 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married REBECCA PRINCE September 03, 1652 in Salem, Massachusetts.

 

Notes for JOHN PUTNAM, JUN.:

John Putnam was admitted freeman in 1665.  He was a man of decided opinions and took a prominent part in town and church affairs.  He served in King Phillip's war; was commissioned lieutenant of the troop of horse, 7 October, 1678, and after 1687 is styled captain.  He was deputy to the General Court several times between 1679 and 1692.

 

 

More About JOHN PUTNAM, JUN.:

Baptism: May 27, 1627, Aston Abbotts, Bucks. (Baptismal Register)

Burial: April 07, 1710, Wadsworth Cemetery

Title: Captain

Will dated: no record

 

Notes for REBECCA PRINCE:

"step-daughter of John Gedney."

 

       

Children of JOHN PUTNAM and REBECCA PRINCE are:

16.              i.    REBECCA22 PUTNAM, b. May 28, 1653, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Abt. 1692.

17.             ii.    SARAH PUTNAM, b. September 04, 1654, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1666-1748.

18.            iii.    PRISCILLA PUTNAM, b. March 04, 1656/57, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. November 16, 1704.

19.            iv.    JONATHAN PUTNAM, b. March 17, 1658/59, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. March 02, 1738/39, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

20.             v.    JAMES PUTNAM, b. September 04, 1661, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. April 07, 1727, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

21.            vi.    HANNAH PUTNAM, b. February 02, 1662/63, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1728-1759.

22.           vii.    ELEAZER PUTNAM, b. 1665, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. January 25, 1732/33, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

23.           viii.    JOHN PUTNAM, 3RD, b. July 14, 1667, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1710-1759.

                 ix.    SUSANNA PUTNAM, b. September 04, 1670; d. WFT Est. 1700-1764; m. EDWARD BISHOP, Bef. 1695.

                 x.    RUTH PUTNAM, b. August 1673; d. WFT Est. 1674-1767.

 

More About RUTH PUTNAM:

Baptism: August 1673, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

5.  ANN22 PUTNAM (THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born June 25, 1645 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died September 14, 1676.  She married WILLIAM TRASK January 18, 1666/67 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, son of WILLIAM TRASK and SARAH.

 

Notes for ANN PUTNAM:

Married William Trask of Salem baptized Salem, 19-7-1640, son of Captain William ans Sara Trask.

 

Children born at Salem:

 

 

More About WILLIAM TRASK:

Baptism: September 19, 1640, Salem, Massachusetts

Will dated: September 05, 1690

Will proved: June 30, 1691

       

Children of ANN PUTNAM and WILLIAM TRASK are:

                  i.    ANN23 TRASK, b. June 07, 1668, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1669-1762.

                  ii.    ELIZABETH TRASK, b. March 1669/70, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1671-1764.

                 iii.    SARA TRASK, b. June 14, 1672, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1673-1766.

                 iv.    WILLIAM TRASK, b. July 07, 1674, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1675-1764.

                 v.    SUSANNAH TRASK, b. September 03, 1676, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1677-1770.

 

6.  THOMAS22 PUTNAM (THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born January 12, 1651/52 in Salem, Massachusetts, and died May 24, 1699 in Salem, Massachusetts.  He married ANN CARR September 25, 1678, daughter of GEORGE CARR and ELIZABETH.

 

Notes for THOMAS PUTNAM:

Sergeant Thomas Putnam had received a liberal education for his times, but with others whom we should more enlightened, he took a most prominent part in the witchcraft delusion of 1692, being in fact, second to none but Rev. Parris in the fury with which he seemed to ferret out the victims of his young daughter's insane desire for notoriety.  His wife also took prominent part in those proceedings.

 

Sergeant Putnam was of a decisive and obstinate nature; he had been in the Narragansett fight, belonged to the company of troopers and was parish clerk.  Many of the records of the witchcraft proceedings are in his hand.  He wrote a fine, clear and beautiful hand.

 

It was in the houses of Thomas and of Rev. Parris that the "bewitched" children first met to accomplish their pranks.  In the "circle" were the daughter Ann, and a maid-servant of Mrs. Putnam, Mary Lewis by name.

 

That Sergeant Putnam was a firm believer in the whole matter there seems to be but little doubt.  He showed a lamentable lack of common sense, but so did many others.  The strain was too much for him and he died shortly after the trails; his wife followed him to the grave a few weeks later.

 

 

More About THOMAS PUTNAM:

Baptism: February 16, 1651/52, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

Burial: Putnam Cemetery, Harhorne, Danvers ??

Title: Sergeant

 

Notes for ANN CARR:

Ann was the youngest daugerter of George and Elizabeth Carr of Salisbury.

 

Mrs. Thomas Putnam took a prominent part in witchcraft delusion of 1692.  She was the sister of Mary Carr, wife of Mr. James Bayley, whose ministry at the village was the cause of so much dissension and which indirectly added to the bitterness of the witchcraft persecutions.

 

By nature, Mrs. Putnam was a woman of a high sensitive temperament, apparently easily wrought upon and deceived.  The Carrs seem all to have been rather weak in that respect, although of good social position.

 

Afterwards, at the trails of the accused persons, Mrs. Putnam was often seized with strange attacks of imagination, evidently produced by the over-excitement and consequent strain on her brain.  At these times she was a prominent witness, but after this was over and Rev. Parris was attempting to retain his hold on the parish and to dicker with the inhabitants over terms of settlement, she seems to have refused to him her aid of encouragement.

 

She probably was a firm believer in the whole matter there seems to be but little doubt.  The strain was to much for Sergeant Putnam and died shortly afters the trails; she followed him to the grave a few weeks later.

 

With the exception of Deliverance, all of the "named" children were alive in 1715.  (See Ann Putnam's will.)

 

 

More About ANN CARR:

Burial: Putnam Cemetery, Hathorne, Danvers ??

       

Children of THOMAS PUTNAM and ANN CARR are:

                  i.    ANN23 PUTNAM, b. October 18, 1679, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1716, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

 

Notes for ANN PUTNAM:

Ann Putnam's will dated 20 May, 1715, proved 29 June, 1716.  In it she mentions her brothers Thomas, Ebenezer, Timothy, seth ; sisters, Elizabeth, Experience, Abigail and Susanna ; her brother Thomas to be executor.  Ann Putnam, so notorious in the year of 1692, never married. She made a public confession ; her statement previously prepared by Rev. Mr. Green, was read by him and received by the church, 25 August 1706. Her health was broken by the excitements of 1692 and she sank into an early grave.  As the story of Ann Putnam's life is the story of the Salem Witchcraft, the reader is referred, first, to the Rev. Mr. Upham's work on the subject, and secondly to the chapter of this work especially given up to the history of the part the Putnam family took in the delusion. There will also be found Ann Putnam's confession and each reader may decide for himself or herself whether or not Ann Putnam was demented, influenced by outside agencies.  Her interment was the last in the old Putnam tomb in the Thomas Putnam burial ground.

 

 

More About ANN PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 20, 1715

Burial: Putnam Cemetery, Hathorne, Danvers ??

Will dated: May 20, 1715

Will proved: June 29, 1716

 

24.             ii.    THOMAS PUTNAM, b. February 09, 1680/81, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Abt. 1757, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

                 iii.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. May 29, 1683, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1715.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Age 14 and upwards, 1702 guardianship to Jonathan Putnam.

 

 

More About ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 1684, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

                 iv.    EBENEZER PUTNAM, b. July 25, 1685, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1715; m. MARGERY DOWSE, October 16, 1712, Charlestown, Massachusetts.

 

Notes for EBENEZER PUTNAM:

October 10, 1684, aged 14, appoints his Uncle Edward, guardian.

 

Ebenezer Putnam was a mariner and probably resided in Charlestown.

 

The following entries in Middlesex deeds relate to him :

 

1716, recorded 1721.  Stephen Butcher and wife (Mary, sister of Margery), E. Putnam and wife, Alice and Elizabeth Dowse (also sisters, Alice married Robert  Wright, 1720 ; Elizabeth married _____ Dyer) to William Rand.  1 Sept., 1719, E. Putnam buys of Dowse heirs one acre, and 5 Dec., 1720, sells the same to Eleazer Dowse.  In this last deed he styles himself "of Charlestown, mariner."  Not known to have any children.  (See Wyman's Estates of Charlestown and Dowse Genealogy, by A.M. Dows.)

 

 

More About EBENEZER PUTNAM:

Baptism: October 1685, First Church, Salem, Massachusetts

Occupation: mariner

 

Notes for MARGERY DOWSE:

In 1728, Margery was heir to her father's Narragansett rights.

 

 

More About MARGERY DOWSE:

Baptism: April 13, 1686, Roxbury, Massachusetts

 

                 v.    DELIVERANCE PUTNAM, b. September 11, 1688, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Abt. December 31, 1712.

 

Notes for DELIVERANCE PUTNAM:

Not mentioned in sister Ann's will, 1715, presumably dead; Rev. Joseph Green in his diary notes the funeral of "Deli" Putnam under the date of 31 December 1712.

 

 

More About DELIVERANCE PUTNAM:

Baptism: July 01, 1688, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

                 vi.    "CHILD" PUTNAM, b. Abt. August 1689, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. December 17, 1689.

 

Notes for "CHILD" PUTNAM:

Died not quite four months old.

 

 

25.           vii.    TIMOTHY PUTNAM, b. Bef. April 1691, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. November 03, 1762, Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

               viii.    ABIGAIL PUTNAM, b. Bef. October 1692, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1715.

 

Notes for ABIGAIL PUTNAM:

April 23, 1702, guardianship to John Putnam, 3rd, at age nine.

 

 

More About ABIGAIL PUTNAM:

Baptism: October 30, 1692, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                 ix.    SUSANNA PUTNAM, b. 1694, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1715; m. JOSIAH HAYWARD, August 25, 1736, Reading, Massachusetts.

 

More About SUSANNA PUTNAM:

Baptism: November 20, 1698, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                 x.    "SARAH" PUTNAM, b. August 22, 1694, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Abt. February 1694/95.

 

Notes for "SARAH" PUTNAM:

Died six months (old record).

 

 

26.            xi.    SETH PUTNAM, b. May 1695, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. November 30, 1775, Charlestown, New Hampshire.

27.           xii.    EXPERIENCE PUTNAM, b. Bef. November 1698, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1715.

 

7.  EDWARD22 PUTNAM, DEACON (THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born July 04, 1654 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died March 10, 1746/47 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married MARY HALE June 04, 1681 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, daughter of THOMAS HALE and MARY HUTCHINSON.

 

Notes for EDWARD PUTNAM, DEACON:

Deacon Edward Putnam was a man much respected and loved by his neighbors.  He was made freeman in 1690, and on December 3, 1690, was chosen deacon of the First Church in Danvers.  His name stands second in the list of deacons, Nathaniel Ingersoll having been appointed on December 1, 1690.  From 1690 to 1876, one hundred and eighty-six years, there have been in all twenty-five deacons in this church, of whom fourteen have borne the name of Putnam.  The meeting-house of this society was destroyed (Feb 1890) by fire.  This house was the sixth erected by the society.  In 1880, several families placed stained memorial windows in the church, one of which was to Ebenezer Putnam, Esq., but on July 23, 1880, many of these were injured.  The list of Putnam's offciating as deacons is as follows, the first date being that of their election, the last that of their death: Edward, 1690 - 1747; Benjamin, 1709 - 1714; Elenzer, 1718 - 1732; Nathaniel, 1731 - 1754; Archelaus, 1756 - 1759; Samuel Jr., 1757, removed to Lunenburg; Asa, 1762 - 1795; Edmond, 1762 - 1810; Pideon, 1785 - 1810; Daniel, 1795 - 1801; Joseph, 1802 - 1818; James, 1807 - 1819; Eben, 1820 - 1831; Ebenezer, 1845 - 1848; William, 1861 - ????.  Since writing the above, the society has dedicated, in September 1891, a fine new structure.  There are several memorial windows, the family being well represented.

 

Like all his family, he was a farmer, and in his will styled himself "yeoman."  His farm was in what is now known as Middleton, but in the last years of his life he occupied a house not far from the church at the village.

 

During the witchcraft troubles he was a member of the party which brought charges against so many innocent people.  His whole course, however, shows that he acted only as he believed was right and good for the community.  As soon as the girls were declared bewitched, he repaired the house of his brother and there proceeded to examine them in order to ascertain whether or not they were truthful in their declarations.  His own innocence of all wrong is shown by the ease with which he was deceived.  After a thorough examination he was convinced that the girls were bewitched and then did what he considered his duty.  His action, however, in the proceedings was never bitter or vehement; he merely testified as to what he had seen and to what appeared to him to be probable.

 

It was somewhat rare in those days to find men with any literary ability outside of the ministry, but Edward had had a good education and was evidently fond of his books and of writing.  He expressed himself in a rather ornate style of language.  The following is a fair example, from the records of the church, in his own handwriting.  This tribute is to the memory of Rev. Joseph Green who died November 26, 1715.

 

"Then was the choicest flower and greenest olive tree in the garden of our God here cut down in its prime and flourishing estate at the age of forty years and two days, who had been a faithful ambassador from God to us eighteen years.  Then did the bright star set, and never more to appear hear among us; then did our sun go down, and now what darkness is come upon us!  Put away and pardon our iniquities, O Lord! which have been the cause of our sole displeasure, and return to us again in mercy, and provide yet again for this thy flock a pastor after thy own heart, as thou hast promised to thy people in thy word; on which promise we have hope, for we are called by their name, and, oh, leave us not!"

 

Deacon Edward was also the first historian and genealogist of our family.  His account written in 1733 is the basis upon which all of like nature have been founded.  From this period is traced the tradition of the emigration in 1634, although the records would point to a later date (1640).

 

For many interesting facts concerning Deacon Edward Putnam and his generation, the reader is referred to "Upham's Witchcraft."  In that work one will find much of value to the genealogist as well as to the historian, especially in regard to our own family.

 

Edward's will; "Edward Putnam of Middleton, yeoman."  Mentions his wife Mary, sons Edward, Joseph, Elisha, Erza, Issac, daughters Prudence and Abigail, granddaughters Elizabeth and Anna Flint.

 

 

WILL OF DEACON EDWARD PUTNAM

 

In the name of God Amen I Edward Putnam of the town of Middleton in the county of Essex Husbandman : I being oftentimes sick & weak in body But of perfect mind & menory : Blefsed be God for it And calling to mind the mortallity of my body.  And that it is appointed for all men once to Die.  Do make This my last Will & Testament (and do hereby revoke.  And make Void & Null all former Wills & Testaments heretofore made by me) That is to say principally and first of all, I give and Recommend my Soul into the land of God, through Jesus Christ my Redeer with whom I hope to live with forever And my body I committ to the Earth.  To be buried in a Christian like & Decent manner, at ye diferetion of my Executors hereafter named: Nothing doubting But at the General Refurection to Receive ye same again by the mighty power of God And as touching my worldy estate wherewith it hath pleafed God to Blefs me withall in this life.  I Difpose of it in manner & form as followeth

Imps      I give to my son Edward To Him and his Heirs Exurs & assigns foreber Aboute Ten Acres of land Joining his own land Which he had of me by deed of Gift and being bounded with a stake and a heap of stones by the highway that goes from my house to his house, Which heap of stones is also this brother Ezra's bound Mark; and from his bound mark upon a Strait line over the Swamp & plain, till it comes where the water comes out of the Island into his Spong of meadow Then from that place upon a Strait line a crosfs ye Island To a stone Lying in Ipswich River at the place called the Indian Bridge.

Item      I give and bequeath to my son Joseph To him his hears Exurs & afsigns forever.  A certain peice of land Lying on the West side of Ipswich River and containing by estimation Twenty Acres be it more or less.  To begin at ye River at the Lower End of the Island belonging to the sons of John Putnam Decd and from Thence to the top of the high hill and so upon the same line, till he meet with the land or line of the sons of John Putnam  Then to turn North westward by Their line or land till it comes to the heap of Stones on the Top of ye hill near the river Then so down the hill to the two acres of meadow, which I bought of John Putnam  Also I give to my son Joseph all that meadow that lyeth between this land and ye River  I give him the whole of my land, upland & meadow Except that two acres of meadow that I bought of John Putnam which lyeth below this meadow that I have given to Joseph.

Item      I give and bequeath to my son Ezra Putnam To him his heirs Execrs & assigns forever a certain peice of land called ye Island on this side of the River To begin at the upper End of his brother Edward's Spong of Meadow from thence he is to run upon a Strait line a crofs the Island To a great stone lying in the river, at the place called Indian Bridge which stone is also his brother Edward's bound Mark.  Then he is to turn Southwestward by the Spong of Meadow,  And then to turn Northwestward by the Spong of meadow.  Till he meets with his brother Edward's Spong where he began ; Also I give to my son Ezra my share of that land that I & Edward brought of Francis Ellyott lying near to the Iron works as it lyeth Divided between him & his brother Edward.

Also I give to my son Ezra my share in ye Iron works and that New house where ye Chimney is  That I & Thos Cave & my son Edward built.

Item      I give and bequeath to my son Issac Putnam To him his heirs Execrs & affairs forever Aboute ten acres of land on the hill called by name of Bear Hill and lying on the south side of the hill.  Being bounded at the south west corner, with a stake & a heap of Stones And from there to run up the hill, Eastward to a Walnut tree marked; Then to turn southeastward down ye hill to a White Oak Tree marked which Tree is his brother Edward's bound mark.  Then to turn westward by ye land of Deacon Ebenezer Putnam.  Then up ye hill to ye bound mark first mentioned.

Item      I give to my four sons (Namely) Edward, Elisha, Ezra and Isaac Putnam That meadow that lyes behind The Island every one of them shall have an equal share of it as near as they can  This meadow Lyes below that meadow, that I gave to my son Ezra in his Deed of gift (His two acres in his deed of gift Shall come down to the bounds there stated; which is a heap of stones by the Island side. And so strait to the River To another heap of stones) This meadow which I give to my four sons, Shall begin below these bounds and the bounds shall be the bounds of their meadow at the upper end.  The first share of this meadow shall be for Isaac.  To begin at the bounds first mentioned and so downward.  And next share shall be for Elifha, and the third share shall be for Ezra, and the forth share shall be for Edward being at ye lower end.  Each of their shares shall come as strait as they can from the Island to the River.

And I do hereby oblige my son Ezra by virtue of my will, that he shall sell his share of this meadow.  To his brother Edward if he sees caufe to but it: and he shall lett him have it after the Rate of Ten pounds & arce of Pafsable money of New England - or Good Province Bills : And if Edward will not give him so then Ezra shall keep the meadow or sell it to any other whome he will.  Only Edward shall have one years Liberty after my Decease to Buy This meadow before that Ezra shall sell it.

Item      I give and bequeath To my Daughter Prudence Ten pounds in or as money (besides what Shee hath already had) and to be paid to her by my son Elisha Putnam and that in one year after my decrease.

Item      I give & bequeath my daughter Abigail Ten pounds in or as money (besides what shee hath already had) and to be paid to her by my son Issac Putnam and that in one year after my decease.

Item      I give and bequeath to my two Grand Daughter's (namely) Elizabeth Flint & Anna Flynt each of them five Pounds a piece; in or as money (besides what I gave to their mother) and to be paid to them by my son Edward Putnam when they come to age of eighteen years old : And if either of them Die before That age the other shall receive ye whole of the ten Pounds.-

Also my will is that my son Joseph shall pay Four Pounds to his mother in or as money within one year after my decrease end also twenty shillings to my grandson Elisha Flint within one year after my Decease

Also my will is that my wife Shall have the East end of my house to Dwell in and shee shall have the Inward Collar and the whole of the House upward above it : And One half of the Garden ;

And       Also my will is that my four sons (Namely) Edward, Elisha, Joseph & Isaac Shall pay to their mother fifty shillings a year in or as money That is : That each of them pay fifty shillings a piece; To their mother yearly if shee need it & call for it for her relief, they shall surely bring it for her relief in due season And this no longer that shee remains my widow.

Item      My will farther is that my son Ezra shall suitably Provide for his mother Things Comportably for her and Convenient for her support while she Remains my widowm : He shall provide & bring in those things for her In due season hereafter named and that yearly, He shall provide for her Suitable firewood & bring it into her home for her.  He shall provide for her & bring her in Ten bushells of Indian Meal And two bushells of English Meal and four bushells of ground Malt and four barrills of good Cyder and find the barrils ; and as many apples as she shall see cause ; and he shall bring her in nine or ten score weight of good pork annually. and he shall Keep her two Cows Winter & Summer and no Longer than shee remains my widow

Item      I give to my son Ezra my part in the great Timber chain.  I also give my Cross cutt Saw to my tree sons Edward Joseph & Ezra. and the rest of my tools I leave to them to divide among themselves

I Also give my cane to my son Edward

I Also give to my son Elifha my great Bible

I Also give to my son Joseph a Book of Mr Jerenhah Burror's Works.

I Also give to my son Isaac a book of Mr Flavel's works.

And the rest of my books shall be at my wifes disposal

Also I give to my son Joseph my Girdle & Sword

Item      My will farther is That I give to Mary my Beloved wife Whome I make Execx Together with my son Ezra To this my last will and Testament :

I give to my beloved wife all my moveable estate Both within Door & without Door. as to moveable estate without Dor I mean as to Cattle Sheep or Swine : Yet not with standing I give to my son Ezra My Desk & that Box where in there is so many Writings ; And what moveable estate shall be left of mine within Door after my wifes Decease (undisposed of by her) Shall Equally be divided between my two Daughters Prudence and Abigail

Item      My will also is that my wife's pew in the Village Meeting house shall be long to my son Joseph

Item      My will Alfo is That as to my funeral Charges My Son Ezra shall bear the One halfe of it and my other four sons Shall bear ye other halfe equally between them ; As to my Wearing Apparrill I leave it to my wife to Dispose of yt among my sons as she shall see fitt.

And now to conclude ; This my last will and Testament ; And I Now Nominate & Appoint Constitute & Ordain Mary my beloved wife and Ezra my son. To be sole Executors To this my last will & Testament ;

And In Witneis whereof I Have Hereunto Sett my hand & Seal this eleventh day of March One Thousand Seven hundred and Thirty and One

 

Signed Sealed published                           Edward Putnam Sen.

& Declared by me Testator

Edward Putnam Sen To be

My last Will & Testament

In presence of

Thoa Fuller                                  Proved Approved and Al-

Jona Fuller                              lowed at Ipswich April 11th

1748 Before Honl Thoa Ber-

ry Esq Judge of Probate

 

 

More About EDWARD PUTNAM, DEACON:

Admitted Church: March 11, 1730/31

Baptism: July 04, 1654, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

Occupation: farmer, yeoman

Title: Deacon

Will dated: March 11, 1730/31

Will proved: April 11, 1748

       

Children of EDWARD PUTNAM and MARY HALE are:

28.              i.    EDWARD23 PUTNAM, JR., b. April 29, 1682, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. October 23, 1755, Middleton, Massachusetts.

                  ii.    HOLYOKE PUTNAM, b. September 28, 1683; d. July 03, 1706, Dunstable.

 

More About HOLYOKE PUTNAM:

Cause of Death: Killed by Indians

 

29.            iii.    ELISHA PUTNAM, b. November 03, 1685, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. June 10, 1745, Sutton, Massachusetts.

30.            iv.    JOSEPH PUTNAM, b. November 01, 1687, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1727-1778, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

31.             v.    MARY PUTNAM, b. August 14, 1689; d. Bef. 1726.

32.            vi.    PRUDENCE PUTNAM, b. January 25, 1691/92; d. WFT Est. 1734-1787.

                vii.    NEHEMIAH PUTNAM, b. December 20, 1693; d. WFT Est. 1694-1783.

 

More About NEHEMIAH PUTNAM:

Baptism: 1698, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

33.           viii.    EZRA PUTNAM, b. April 29, 1696, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. October 22, 1747, Middleton, Massachusetts.

34.            ix.    ISAAC PUTNAM, b. March 14, 1697/98, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1757, Sutton, Massachusetts.

35.             x.    ABIGAIL PUTNAM, b. Abt. 1700; d. January 1764, Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

 

8.  DELIVERANCE22 PUTNAM (THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born July 05, 1656 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died December 16, 1699.  She married JONATHAN WALCOTT April 23, 1685.

 

More About DELIVERANCE PUTNAM:

Baptism: March 10, 1656/57, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

Notes for JONATHAN WALCOTT:

Jonathan Wallcott of Salem Village, was a man of the highest respectability, and was exceedingly popular.  He had held the positions of captain of the troop of horse and deacon in the church.  Although he had opposed the violent measures at the Village, just previous to the witchcraft delusion, during the attempts to settle a minister, he seems to have believed fhoroughly the stories of the girls, one of whom was his own daughter, Mary.  He seems to have investiated matters but being very much under the authority of the church, was easily prejudiced and afterward was prominent in the witchcraft trails.

 

       

Children of DELIVERANCE PUTNAM and JONATHAN WALCOTT are:

                  i.    ANN23 WALCOTT, b. January 27, 1685/86; d. WFT Est. 1687-1780.

                  ii.    THOMAS WALCOTT, b. March 25, 1688; d. June 05, 1688.

                 iii.    THOMAS WALCOTT, b. June 05, 1689; d. WFT Est. 1690-1779.

                 iv.    WILLIAM WALCOTT, b. January 27, 1690/91; d. WFT Est. 1692-1781.

                 v.    EBENEZER WALCOTT, b. April 19, 1693; d. WFT Est. 1694-1783.

                 vi.    BENJAMIN WALCOTT, b. April 23, 1695; d. WFT Est. 1696-1785.

                vii.    PRUDENCE WALCOTT, b. July 10, 1699; d. WFT Est. 1700-1793.

 

9.  PRUDENCE22 PUTNAM (THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born December 28, 1661 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died WFT Est. 1704-1756.  She married (1) WILLIAM WYMAN WFT Est. 1675-1698, son of FRANCIS WYMAN and ABIGAIL READ.  She married (2) PETER TUFTS WFT Est. 1673-1703, son of PETER TUFTS and MARY PIERCE.

 

More About PRUDENCE PUTNAM:

Baptism: April 29, 1662, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

More About WILLIAM WYMAN:

Title: 1690, Freeman

 

More About PETER TUFTS:

Title: Captain

       

Children of PRUDENCE PUTNAM and WILLIAM WYMAN are:

                  i.    WILLIAM23 WYMAN, b. January 18, 1682/83; d. January 20, 1682/83.

                  ii.    PRUDENCE WYMAN, b. December 26, 1683; d. WFT Est. 1710-1777; m. JACOB WINN, JR., June 28, 1704.

36.            iii.    WILLIAM WYMAN, b. January 15, 1684/85; d. 1753.

                 iv.    THOMAS WYMAN, b. August 23, 1687; d. WFT Est. 1688-1777.

                 v.    ELIZABETH WYMAN, b. July 05, 1689; d. June 25, 1690.

                 vi.    FRANCIS WYMAN, b. July 10, 1691; d. WFT Est. 1692-1781.

                vii.    JOSHUA WYMAN, b. January 03, 1692/93; d. WFT Est. 1750-1785; m. (1) MARY POLLARD, WFT Est. 1710-1743; m. (2) MARY GREEN, July 14, 1747.

               viii.    "DAUGHTER" WYMAN, b. 1694; d. WFT Est. 1695-1788.

 

Notes for "DAUGHTER" WYMAN:

Died young.

 

 

                 ix.    EDWARD WYMAN, b. January 10, 1695/96; d. WFT Est. 1697-1786.

                 x.    ELIZABETH WYMAN, b. February 16, 1697/98; d. WFT Est. 1699-1792.

                 xi.    DELIVERANCE WYMAN, b. February 28, 1699/00; d. WFT Est. 1737-1795; m. EZEKEL GOWING, JR., January 01, 1731/32.

                xii.    JAMES WYMAN, b. March 16, 1701/02; d. WFT Est. 1703-1792.

 

10.  JOSEPH22 PUTNAM (THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born September 14, 1669 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died Abt. January 1724/25 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married ELIZABETH PORTER April 21, 1690 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, daughter of ISRAEL PORTER and ELIZABETH HATHORNE.

 

Notes for JOSEPH PUTNAM:

Joseph Putnam will always be remembered for his opposition to Mr. Parris and the witchcraft trails.  The position which he took could only have been maintained by one who, like himself, was allied with the prin- cipal families of the county.  He opposed from first to last the proceed- ings which disgraced Danvers and his immediate relatives and friends. This was a source of peril to even him, however, and for six months, one of his fleetest horses was kept saddled, ready at a moment's notice, should an attempt be made to seize his person.  This fact was well known and it was also known that he would resist every attempt of that nature, even though it cost the lives of those who came to take him.  It is a significant fact that his children were baptized in Salem, this being a very public manner of showing his disapprobation of the course followed by Mr. Parris.  Joseph Putnam should be honored far above all others of his generation ; for he showed that not only did he have the courage com- mon to all of the family, but was above the ignorant superstition of the time by which such men as judge Samuel Sewall and Cotton Mather were overcome.

 

It is proper to state at this juncture, that the romantic tale of a sister of Joseph Putnam being accused of witchcraft at a session of the Court to which she had been drawn by curiosity, and her flight and con- cealment in Middleton woods, is entiely without foundation.  Mr. Tarbox in his History of General Israel Putnam quotes from Mr. Rice, but however thrilling and interesting a story this account may be, it has absolutely no foundation.

 

His will has wife Elizabeth to be executrix, mentions sons William, David and Israel minors, daughters Mary and Elizabeth Putnam, daughter Sarah Brown, daughters Rachel, Anna and Huldah Putnam, minors, and Mehitable.

 

 

WILL OF JOSEPH PUTNAM

 

In the name of God Amen I Joseph Putnam being Sick and Weeke in body buy Sound Mind and Memory, considering the uncertainity of life and the Duty of Setting my Estate in order to leave Peice in my Fam- ily Doe make this mt last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making Null and voide all former wiils by me made

Impes     I committ my sole to God my body to a Deacent Buriale hopeing for a glorious Resurrection in and through ye merritt of my Dear Redeemer the Lord Jesus Christ, and for my outward Estate I Dispose of as follows on

My will is that my Just Debts and funeral Expence be paid out of My Personall Estate or monies

Item      I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Eliza in Liew of her Dower that Peice of land in blind hole by John Curticies Containing about Twenty Eight acres yt was her fathers, and that Jane Possest of by virtue of his will, to be wholey att her Dispose to sell or as sgee shall see cause - and I further give to my wife towards her own Support and the Support and Maintenance of my children under age the Improvement of all the severall Tracts & parcells of lands and the Housein thereon, I have hereafter in this my will given my two sons David and Israel with the Improvement of so much of my Stock and Husbandry Utencells and so much of my Household Stuff bedding and Necefsaries as my Executors hereafter named shall Judge Necessary & Convenient for the Carring on the Farm and the Subsistance of ye Family until my sons David and Israel come respectively to ye age Twenty one years and then they are to be seard and Possesd of their Parts hereafter given them and either of them first given their Mother Security to pay her yearly the sum of Ten Pounds each in Pay- able money in ye whole Twenty Pounds yearly and she is also to have a Room or two in my now Dwelling house and what wood Shee may have occasion to burn therein and part of ye Celler, and Shee is to Keep Possition of sd Lands till shee hath Security to her Satisfaction, I also further give her towards her own Support and the Support and maintenance of my children under age the Leave and Liberty to Cutt and Sell what Wood Shee Shall See cause of from my Old Farm here- after given my son William only I Desire itt may be cutt where itt may be with the Least Detriment My Wife Remaining unmarried

Item      I Give and bequeath unto my Son William Putnam his heirs and assigns forever Severall Tracts and peices of land viz all that my Farm called the Old Farm Containing about Eighty acres More or less with ye Houseing and fencing on itt (Excepting as above to his Mother) and also the one halfe of my land & Meadow Lying on the West side of Ipswich River and all my Interist In the Saw Mill and Damm att Bishops brook and also two acres more of Meadow Near said Damm and also two acres more of meadow Lying below the Saw Mill on Nichols & Porters land and all my land in Peters Meadow and the ten acres of land I bought of Joseph Allen In case he pay his sister Mahitable out of this last percell Eighty Pounds in Pafsible Bills of Publick Creditt or monies when Shee shall come to ye age of Eighteen years old then to be paid her at Marriage -

Item      I Give and bequeath to my two Sons David and Israel these Sev- erall Tracts & Parcells of lands following they and each of them re- spectively performing what I have ordered to their Mother out of their parts, all that my Farm I now Dwell on Containing about one hundred and fifty acres more or less Including ye land I bought of Anthony Ashby and Captain Putnam and A Small bitt above the Toomb and also the other halfe of my Upland and Meadow on ye West Side of Ipswich River to be equally divided between them and to be to them their Heirs and Assigns forever and If either of my two sons David or Israel Dye before they come to ye age of Twenty and one years then ye one Moiety of his Part to be to my son William his heirs and Assigns forever and ye other Moiety of his Part to be to the Surviv- our and his heirs and assigns forever the bequest to my wife to be made good and complyed with out of Such part never the less.

Item      I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Putnam five Pounds in Bills of Publick Creditt of this Provence.

Item      I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Putnam, Ten Pounds in like money.

Item      I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Brown fifteen Pounds in Like money all to be paid In six months after my Decease

Item      I give and bequeath to my four Daughters Namely Rachell Anna Eunice & Huldah Eighty Pounds Each to be paid them respectively as they arrive att age of Eighteen years or If they or any of them Marry before they are Eighteen years old then to be paid att their marrage, and in case of any of my Above named four Daughters Decease before they come to Eighteen years of age her of their parts then to be equally Divided amongst all the rest of my Daughters Married or unmarried or such as shall Legally represent them In like money also

Item      I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Mehitable the sum of Eighty Pounds as before expressed to be paid by my son William and in case of his not paying as before I then give to her my said Daughter Mehitable her heirs and assigns forever the Ten Acres of Land I bought of Joseph Allen

Item      I Constitute Ordain and appoint my beloved Wife Elizabeth and my son William Putnam to be ye Executors to this my Will and I De- sire a Just and Exact Inventory of my Parsonall Estate my be taken and in case there is not enough in mony and Stock yt may be Spaired and houshold Stuff yt may be spaired as before Exprest then my will is and I hereby Impower My Executors to Sell that peice of land of mine yt my Father formerly gave to Joseph Stacey and with ye money for ye Land and for what Stock and household stuff may be spaired and sold to ye best advantage to pay my Just Debts, funerall expence and all my Legaceys not otherwise Directed and In case my money and Stock and household stuff may be spaired as my children come of age and att Present Is soficient to pay ye above then the said peice of land yt was last mentioned I give to my afore named two sons David & Israel to be Equally Divided and to be to them their heirs and as- signs forever In testimony yt on mature consideration this is my Last Will and Testement I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this 15th Day of March Anno Domini 1722-3

 

Joseph Putnam   [Seal]

Signed Sealed & Declared to be the Last Will and Testament of the Testator in ye Presence of ye woords between ye 5th 16th Line from ye Topp being first Interlined

Benja Holton             \

John Dale jr                  Essex fs Ipswich May 25th 1723 Befoer Zerobebell Endicott      /    the Honble John Appleton Esq Judge of the Probate of Wills &c In sd County of Essex them Benj Holten John Dale jr & Zerobable Endicott all parsonally appeared and made oath yt they were Present and saw the within named Joseph Putnam Signe Seale and heard him Publish and Declare ye within written Instrument to be hist Last will and Testament and when he so did he was of good understanding and of Disposeing Mind, to the best of their Descern- ing and they all att the same time Sett to there hands In his Pre- sence as Wittnesses

Sworn Attest Danl Appleton Regt

Upon which this Will is Proved Approved and allowed ye Executors Appeared and accepted of said Trust and Promised to give In an Inven'ty by ye last of June next

Attest Daniel Appleton Regt

 

 

More About JOSEPH PUTNAM:

Baptism: September 04, 1670

Will dated: March 15, 1722/23

 

Notes for ELIZABETH PORTER:

Mrs. Elizabeth (Porter) Putnam married, second, 15 May, 1727, Captain Thomas Perley of Boxford.  "20 July, 1730, Elizabeth Putnam, alias Perley, ex'trix. returns on will of Joseph Putnam, payment of legacies to John and Rachel Leach, Jonathan Putnam jr. in virtue of his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph : Joseph, Jethro and  Anna Putnam, Eleazer and Sarah Brown, Israel Andrews, grandson of said Mary Putnam, Eunice Putnam." - Essex Probate.

 

       

Children of JOSEPH PUTNAM and ELIZABETH PORTER are:

37.              i.    MARY23 PUTNAM, b. February 02, 1690/91, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1722-1785.

38.             ii.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. April 12, 1695, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1748-1790.

39.            iii.    SARAH PUTNAM, b. September 26, 1697, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1713-1791.

40.            iv.    WILLIAM PUTNAM, b. February 08, 1699/00, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. May 19, 1729.

41.             v.    RACHEL PUTNAM, b. August 07, 1702; d. WFT Est. 1754-1797.

42.            vi.    ANNE PUTNAM, b. April 26, 1705; d. WFT Est. 1742-1800.

43.           vii.    DAVID PUTNAM, SR., b. October 25, 1707, Salem Village, Massaxhusetts; d. 1768.

44.           viii.    EUNICE PUTNAM, b. April 13, 1710; d. February 02, 1787.

45.            ix.    HULDAH PUTNAM, b. November 29, 1717; d. WFT Est. 1740-1811.

46.             x.    ISRAEL PUTNAM, b. January 07, 1717/18, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. May 29, 1790, Brooklyn, Connecticut.

                 xi.    "SON" PUTNAM, b. April 04, 1718; d. April 04, 1718.

                xii.    "DAU" PUTNAM, b. April 04, 1718; d. April 04, 1718.

               xiii.    MEHITABLE PUTNAM, b. March 12, 1719/20; d. September 02, 1801; m. RICHARD DEXTER, March 24, 1740/41.

 

Notes for MEHITABLE PUTNAM:

Married 25 Mar., 1741, Richard, son of John and Winifred (Sprague) Dexter of Malden, a physician of Topsfield, b. 15 June, 1713 ; d. Topsfield, 25 Nov., 1783.

 

Richard's sister, Mehitable, duaghter of John and Winifred (Sprague) Dexter, who d. 25 Nov., 1783, married the Rev. John Treadwell and their daughter Mehitable Treadwell, m. Charles Cleveland, whose brother William Cleveland m. Miss Falley and was father of Richard Falley Cleveland, and grandfather of Grover Cleveland, President of the United States.

 

 

More About MEHITABLE PUTNAM:

Christened: Salem, Mass.

Title: Topsfield, Mass.

 

More About RICHARD DEXTER:

Occupation: physician

 

11.  SAMUEL22 PUTNAM (NATHANIEL21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born December 18, 1652 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died 1676.  He married ELIZABETH WFT Est. 1668-1675.

 

Notes for SAMUEL PUTNAM:

Of Samuel Putnam we know nothing except that and inventory of his estate, which amounted to L191-07-03, was taken by Jacob Barney and Joshua Rea, 17th 9mo., 1676, and was allowed 29th 9mo., 1676.   Adminis- tration was granted to Elizabeth Putnam, relict.

 

 

Probably the above Elizabeth is the "widow Elizabeth Putnam" who married Benjamin Collins of Lynn, 5 Sept., 1677.  Children:

 

Priscilla      born 2 May,  1679

Elizabeth      born 3 Jan., 1682

Benjamin       born 5 Dec., 1684

 

 

More About SAMUEL PUTNAM:

Baptism: February 17, 1652/53, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

       

Children of SAMUEL PUTNAM and ELIZABETH are:

                  i.    ELIZABETH23 PUTNAM, b. WFT Est. 1671-1677; d. WFT Est. 1675-1769.

                  ii.    SAMUEL PUTNAM, b. WFT Est. 1671-1677; d. WFT Est. 1675-1766.

 

More About SAMUEL PUTNAM:

Baptism: December 25, 1687, Salem, Massachusetts

 

12.  JOHN22 PUTNAM (NATHANIEL21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born January 26, 1656/57 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died September 1722 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married HANNAH CUTLER December 02, 1678 in Salem, Massachusetts, daughter of SAMUEL CUTLER and ELIZA.

 

Notes for JOHN PUTNAM:

John Putnam's farm was in the part of Danvers west of Hathorne's hill near the log bridge across Ipswich river.  The farm, or part of it, is now owned by George H. Peabody, Esq.  In this immediate vicinity his cousins Deacon Edward and Sergeant Thomas Putnam, lived.  John Putnam was known as "Carolina John," and as "John Putnam, junior."  During the witchcraft excitement, he was constable, and, of course, must have taken a more or less active part in the proceedings.  At one time, Mercy Lewis, one of the "afflicted girls" had been living in his house as a servant and in May, 1692, he testifies, apparently in good faith, as to a fit she had when bewithched.  It was at a church meeting at his house in 1698 that several of the wronged members of the church again met with the majority and all agreed to live in "love together."  This occured a week after the ordination of the Rev. Joseph Green.

 

Besides the office of constable, John Putnam was frequently tything man, surveyor of highways, especially towards Ipswich road, and was appointed to other minor positions.

 

In his will dated 30 Nov., 1721, he appoints Ebenezer and Thomas Putnam overseers ; mentions his wife Hannah, sons Samuel, Josiah, John, Joshua, Amos, his son Iassac Buxton ; daughters Priscilla, Abigail, Sarah and Rebecca Putnam, and Elisa Phelps.  Proved 1 Oct., 1722.

 

 

More About JOHN PUTNAM:

Baptism: July 06, 1657, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

Will dated: November 30, 1721

Will proved: October 01, 1722

 

Notes for HANNAH CUTLER:

Hannah (Cutler) Putnam was baptized at First church in Salem the same date as her son Samuel.

"Hanna ye wife and Samuel the son of John Putnam jr., baptized.

 

 

More About HANNAH CUTLER:

Baptism: February 08, 1684/85, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

       

Children of JOHN PUTNAM and HANNAH CUTLER are:

                  i.    JOSEPH23 PUTNAM, b. WFT Est. 1674-1703; d. Bef. 1721.

 

Notes for JOSEPH PUTNAM:

Presumably died previous to 1721 as no mention in made of them in the will of the father, who, however, mentions "son Isaac Buxton."

 

 

More About JOSEPH PUTNAM:

Baptism: July 01, 1688, Salem, Massachusetts

 

                  ii.    MARY PUTNAM, b. WFT Est. 1674-1703; d. Bef. 1721.

 

Notes for MARY PUTNAM:

Presumably died previous to 1721 as no mention in made of them in the will of the father, who, however, mentions "son Isaac Buxton."

 

On April 15, 1692, a daughter of John Putnam died, probably one of those referred to.

 

 

More About MARY PUTNAM:

Baptism: October 1688, Salem, Massachusetts

 

                 iii.    DAVID PUTNAM, b. WFT Est. 1674-1703; d. Bef. 1721.

 

Notes for DAVID PUTNAM:

Of David Putnam I find no further record.  A son of john Putnam, jr. was bapt. in 1694; the margin of the page being worn away the date and name can not be supplied; perhaps the same as "son to john Putnam died 25 Aug., 1695."

 

 

                 iv.    HANNAH PUTNAM, b. August 22, 1679; d. Bef. 1721; m. DAVID RICHARDSON, September 14, 1702.

47.             v.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. September 26, 1680; d. WFT Est. 1720-1775.

                 vi.    ABIGAIL PUTNAM, b. February 26, 1681/82; d. WFT Est. 1683-1776.

 

More About ABIGAIL PUTNAM:

Baptism: July 06, 1684, Salem, Massachusetts

 

48.           vii.    SAMUEL PUTNAM, b. November 05, 1684, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. December 20, 1753, Sudbury, Massachusetts.

49.           viii.    JOSIAH PUTNAM, b. October 29, 1686, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. July 05, 1762, Danvers, Massachusetts.

50.            ix.    JOSHUA PUTNAM, b. Aft. 1690, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1739.

51.             x.    SUSANNA PUTNAM, b. April 11, 1690; d. WFT Est. 1733-1785.

52.            xi.    REBECCA PUTNAM, b. August 16, 1691; d. Aft. June 1759.

53.           xii.    JOHN PUTNAM, b. August 16, 1691, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. February 10, 1764.

               xiii.    SARAH PUTNAM, b. March 05, 1692/93; d. WFT Est. 1694-1787.

 

More About SARAH PUTNAM:

Baptism: March 12, 1692/93, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

54.          xiv.    AMOS PUTNAM, b. January 27, 1696/97, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1774.

                xv.    PRISCILLA PUTNAM, b. May 07, 1699; d. WFT Est. 1700-1793.

 

More About PRISCILLA PUTNAM:

Baptism: July 16, 1699, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

13.  ELIZABETH22 PUTNAM (NATHANIEL21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born August 11, 1662 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died March 06, 1696/97.  She married GEORGE FLINT WFT Est. 1674-1693, son of THOMAS FLINT and ANN.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

 

 

 

More About ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Baptism: February 11, 1661/62, 1st Chruch, Salem, Massachusetts

 

Notes for GEORGE FLINT:

Sergeant George Flint removed to Reading and settled before 1682 on land inherited from his father.  His house was used as a garrison house during the Indian troubles.  He was the first of his name in Reading and held the office of selectman.  (Flint Genealogy, pp 10-11.)

 

 

More About GEORGE FLINT:

Title: Sergeant

       

Children of ELIZABETH PUTNAM and GEORGE FLINT are:

                  i.    ELIZABETH23 FLINT, b. August 19, 1685; d. WFT Est. 1699-1779; m. EBENEZER DAMON, WFT Est. 1699-1732.

                  ii.    GEORGE FLINT, b. April 01, 1686; d. WFT Est. 1718-1777; m. JERUSHA POPE, July 09, 1713.

                 iii.    ANN FLINT, b. April 18, 1687; d. WFT Est. 1712-1781; m. JONATHAN PARKER, December 21, 1706.

                 iv.    EBENEZER FLINT, b. December 16, 1689; d. WFT Est. 1720-1780; m. TABITHA BURNAP, 1714.

                 v.    NATHANIEL FLINT, b. October 21, 1690; d. WFT Est. 1691-1780.

 

Notes for NATHANIEL FLINT:

Died young.

 

 

                 vi.    MARY FLINT, b. November 04, 1691; d. WFT Est. 1692-1785.

 

Notes for MARY FLINT:

"unfortunate daughter Mary."  She had been accidently shot by her sister in the shoulder.  Her grandfather Nathaniel Putnam bequeathed to her a double portion.

 

 

                vii.    MERCY FLINT, b. October 07, 1692; d. WFT Est. 1720-1786; m. BENJAMIN DAMON, September 09, 1714.

               viii.    NATHANIEL FLINT, b. January 04, 1693/94; d. WFT Est. 1726-1785; m. MARY, 1720.

                 ix.    HANNAH FLINT, b. February 12, 1694/95; d. WFT Est. 1722-1789; m. JOHN HUNT, July 10, 1716.

                 x.    JOHN FLINT, b. March 04, 1695/96; d. WFT Est. 1697-1786.

 

Notes for JOHN FLINT:

Died young.

 

 

14.  BENJAMIN22 PUTNAM (NATHANIEL21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born December 24, 1664 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died Abt. 1715 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married (2) SARAH July 01, 1706.

 

Notes for BENJAMIN PUTNAM:

Captain Benjamin Putnam married, according to Col. Perley Putnam, 25 Aug., 1686, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Putnam, but on the Salem records, the births of his children are recorded and it is there stated that they were "by wife Hanna."  Captain married second, 1 July, 1706, Sarah Holton.

 

Benjamin Putnam was a prominent man in Salem, and held many town offices.  He had always the title of "Mr." unless other titles are given.  He held the positions of Lieutenant and Captain (1706-1711). From the time he was chosen tything man at the Village in 1695-6, hardly a year passed but what he was honored by his fellow townsmen.  He was constable and collector in 1700.  He was constantly chosen tything man and surveyor of Highways at the Village.  He was one of the selectman in 1703-1713 and that his judgement was considered of value in shown by the frequency with which he was returned to the Grand and Petit Juries.  His last appearance on the Salem records was in 1712 when he was one of those chosen to perambulate the bounds between Salem and Topsfield.  On 30 Dec., 1709, he was chosen deacon of the church at the Village.  On 25 July, 1713, Rev. Joseph Green in his diary mentions the fact of his calling on "Landlord Putnam" and that he was very sick and out of his head.  This was the beginning of the end, for he died in 1714 or 1715. In regard to his part in the witchcraft delusion it can be summed up thus : The Goods were dependents in his family and when the indemnities were paid by the General Court to the heirs of those accused and imprisoned and murdered, William Good through the instrumentality of Benjamin Putnam obtained a very large proportion, -Mr. Upham thinks more than his share. Among the signatures to the certificate of character of Rebecca Nurse both those of Benjamin and his wife Sarah are found.  He never seems to have appeared as a witness of any account and probably steered clear as far as he was able, of the whole affair.  The title "Landlord" was one often given to the eldest living Putnam.

 

The following entries are as yet unexpalined, diligent search among the state archives failing to reveal the reason of Benjamin Putnam's imprisonment.  These entries are also from Rev. Joseph Green's journal.

 

"1707, June 16.  News of Captain Putnam having come to Marblehead.

 

June 17.  Our country in great confusion.  Some for the army, others against it.  I went to Boston to ye Governor to release Benj. Putnam.

 

Sept. 21.  Sab.  7 baptized.  Discoursed Capt. Putnam at night."

 

The Rev. Joseph Green often alludes to Benjamin Putnam in his diary.  "1708, July 29, I went with B. Putnam to Reading to Deacon Fitches, to spend ye day in prayer for him, he being almost blind, and old Mr. Weston quite blind, and other disconsolate deaf, &c.  Mr. Pierpont began, I prayed, Dea. Fitch, Landlord Putnam and Dea. Bancroft then sang 146 Psalm and I concluded with a short prayer and blessing."

 

During the following August there was more or less anxiety from attacks by the Indians at Haverhill.

 

"Oct. 23.  I went with Major Sewall and Capt. Putnam to Haverhill."

 

"Dec. 30 (1709).  Benj. Putnam chosen deacon by every vote except his own."

 

"March 1 (1711).  Ye church kept a Fast at ye house of Dea. Benj. Putnam."

 

"May 4 (1711).  Chh. meeting rec'vd to full communion . . . ye wife of Dea. Ben. Putnam."

 

"May 10.  I went to Capt. Putnam's house raising."

 

"Mar. 17 (1713). I visited Dea. Ben. Putnam who is ill with a fall."

 

"July 25. Visited Landlord Putnam, very sick and out of his head."

 

At the time covered by the above extracts, there were several "Capt. Putnams" viz. : John, Jonathan, Nathaniel, and as in the case above Ben- jamin, it is possible that some of the extracts may refer to Jonathan, who was extremely active at this time.

 

The will of Benjamin Putnam is dated 28 Oct., 1706, proved 25 April, 1715.  He gives to his son Daniel (minister at Reading) "L150 for his learnig."  Overseers, "Uncle John Putnam and Capt Jona. Putnam."  All his children but Josiah are here mentioned.

 

30 June, 1715.  The children of Benjamin who were of age, viz. : Tarrant, Benjamin, Robert Hutchinson, Elizabeth Hutchinson entered into an agreement.

 

April 1, 1717, Cornelius chose his brother Nathaniel his guardian.

 

 

WILL OF BENJAMIN PUTNAM

 

In the Name of God Amen   I Benj Putnam of Salem in ye County of Essex in ye province of the Mass Bay in New England being in per- fect health & of sound memory Blefsed be God for it.  yet Consider- ing my own mortality Doe make This my Last Will & Testament In Forme and Manner Following

Imps      I Give np my Soul to God & my Body to Decent buriall hopeing for a glorious refurrection in & thro Jesus Crist my Redeemr. and as for yt estate yt God hath bestowed upon me I give & Bequeath in Man- ner following

I Give to Sarah my beloved wife fifty pounds in or as Money to be payed within five years after my decease by my Exers hereafter named Also ye use of ye lower room in ye west end of my house & halfe ye Cellar under it during her widowhood.

Item      I give this ffarme I now dweel upon to my Two eldest sons Nathaniel & Tarrant with all the buildings & fences thereon to be equally Divided between them only Nathaniel shall have twenty acres above halfe  They paying as is hereafter expressed

Item      I give to Benja & Stephen my two sons My part of Davenports Farm ; also my part of the meadow that belongs to said farme, also ye land adjoining to ye meadow yt I bought of Mr. Israel Porter to be equally divided between them both land & Meadow they paying as hereafter is expressed.

Item      I Give to my son Israel That land which I bought of Mr. Minziefs belongeing to Mr Humpherys farme alfo that six acres of meadow ground which I bought of my brother John Putnam belongeing to Grigeles his farme.

Item      I Give to my son Daniell one hundred and fifty pounds in or as money To be payed by my Two sons Nathaniel and Tarrant equally be- tweene them as he shall neade it in his Larning or when he comes of age If he do not take to Larening.

Also my sons Nathaniell and Tarant shall pay fifty pounds Willed to my wife as bove said and also fourty pounds to their sister Elizabeth and also twenty pounds to their brother Cornelius when they com of age each their part.

Item      My Will is that my son Cornelius be put out to larne som good Trade and that his brothers Benjamin and Stephen shall pay him Six Score pounds in or as mony within Three years after he comes of age That is forurty pounds a yeare To be Equally to be payed betweene Them.

Item      I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Sixty pounds to be payed out of my household goods at my decees proportunalle of everything to be apprised to Her and the Remainder of my Household goods withmy out dores Vseing Tooles I give to my Two sons Nathaniel and Tarrant.

Item      All my Stock of what Kinde soever I give to be equally devided amonges all my children except my son Daniel.

Item      I do appoint my two sons Nathaniel and Tarrant to be Joynte Executors of this my will  and my will is that if any of my children dye before they com of age that theire parte or portion shall be equally devided between the servivors I Do desire and apointe my Well beloued frinds my brother John putnam and my Cozen Jonathan putnam to be the Ouerfeers of this my will and I do require all my children to sett down by the advice of my overfeers whare there my arise any mifsunderstanding of my will

In Testemony that this is my last Will and Testement I have hereunto set my hand and seale This Twenty eight day of October in the year of our Lord Seventene hundred and six

Signed and Seeled published and declared in presence of us

Wittnesses

John Jeffards                           Beniamin putnam   [seal]

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Hannah X Roberds

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Jonathan Putnam

Apprais and Allowed befr Hon Jno Appleton at Court at Ipswich April 25 1715

Endorsed Will of Leut Putnam

 

 

More About BENJAMIN PUTNAM:

Title: Captain, Deacon

Will dated: October 28, 1706

Will proved: April 25, 1715

       

Children of BENJAMIN PUTNAM are:

                  i.    JOSIAH23 PUTNAM, b. WFT Est. 1685-1711; d. October 21, 17511.

 

Notes for JOSIAH PUTNAM:

Died young.

 

 

More About JOSIAH PUTNAM:

Baptism: October 02, 1687, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

55.             ii.    NATHANIEL PUTNAM, b. August 25, 1686, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. October 21, 1754.

56.            iii.    TARRANT PUTNAM, b. April 12, 1688, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1732.

57.            iv.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. January 08, 1689/90; d. WFT Est. 1717-1784.

58.             v.    BENJAMIN PUTNAM, b. January 08, 1692/93, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Aft. May 1744, Danvers, Massachusetts.

59.            vi.    STEPHEN PUTNAM, SR., b. October 27, 1694, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1772.

60.           vii.    DANIEL PUTNAM, b. November 12, 1696, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. June 20, 1759, Reading, Massachusetts.

61.           viii.    ISRAEL PUTNAM, b. August 22, 1699, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. November 12, 1760, Bedford, Massachusetts.

62.            ix.    CORNELIUS PUTNAM, b. September 03, 1702, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1761, Sutton, Massachusetts.

 

15.  MARY22 PUTNAM (NATHANIEL21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born July 15, 1668 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died WFT Est. 1718-1763.  She married JOHN TUFTS Bef. 1688, son of PETER TUFTS and MARY PIERCE.

 

More About MARY PUTNAM:

Baptism: December 1668, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

Notes for JOHN TUFTS:

His will devised to wife Mary the west end of house, to Nathaniel, Mary and grandson John, Peter, Benjamin, Thomas, son-in-law John Willis.

Freeman 1690; buys four lots of land in 1701 of John Putnam.

 

 

More About JOHN TUFTS:

Will dated: May 09, 1727, with codicil November 20, 1727

Will proved: April 12, 1728

       

Children of MARY PUTNAM and JOHN TUFTS are:

                  i.    STEPHEN23 TUFTS, b. WFT Est. 1686-1712; d. December 05, 1785, Malden, Massachusetts.

 

Notes for STEPHEN TUFTS:

Born ______, in his 17th year; died 1785, in his 77th year?

 

 

                  ii.    MARY TUFTS, b. April 11, 1688, Medford, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1702-1782; m. JOHN WILLIS, WFT Est. 1702-1735.

                 iii.    JOHN TUFTS, b. May 28, 1690, Medford, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1728-1781; m. ELIZABETH SARGENT, March 28, 1723.

                 iv.    NATHANIEL TUFTS, b. February 23, 1691/92, Medford, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1709-1782; m. (1) MARY SPRAGUE, WFT Est. 1709-1742; m. (2) MARY RAND, WFT Est. 1709-1742.

63.             v.    PETER TUFTS, b. May 10, 1697, Malden, Massachusetts; d. December 05, 1776.

                 vi.    BENJAMIN TUFTS, b. November 28, 1699, Malden, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1716-1789; m. (1) MARY HUTCHINSON, WFT Est. 1716-1749; m. (2) HANNAH JOHNSON, WFT Est. 1716-1749.

                vii.    TIMOTHY TUFTS, b. October 13, 1703, Malden, Massachusetts; d. May 02, 1727.

               viii.    THOMAS TUFTS, b. December 04, 1704; d. WFT Est. 1705-1794.

 

More About THOMAS TUFTS:

Religion: 1739, non compos

 

                 ix.    MARY TUFTS, b. September 06, 1716; d. WFT Est. 1717-1810.

 

16.  REBECCA22 PUTNAM (JOHN21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born May 28, 1653 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died Abt. 1692.  She married (1) JOHN FULLER April 22, 1672, son of THOMAS FULLER.  She married (2) JOHN SHEPARD December 06, 1677.

 

Notes for REBECCA PUTNAM:

Rebecca (Putnam) Shepard, in 1692 her father and mother testify that Rebecca and husband  "died a most violet death, acting very strangley . . . . .  but we judged it a malignant fever, and had no suspicion of witchcraft."

 

 

More About REBECCA PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 14, 1667, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

       

Children of REBECCA PUTNAM and JOHN FULLER are:

                  i.    ELIZABETH23 FULLER, b. June 22, 1673; d. WFT Est. 1674-1767.

                  ii.    BETHIAH, b. January 22, 1675/76; d. WFT Est. 1677-1770.

       

Child of REBECCA PUTNAM and JOHN SHEPARD is:

                 iii.    JOHN23 SHEPARD, b. February 02, 1677/78; d. WFT Est. 1679-1768.

 

17.  SARAH22 PUTNAM (JOHN21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born September 04, 1654 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died WFT Est. 1666-1748.  She married JOHN HUTCHINSON WFT Est. 1666-1675, son of RICHARD HUTCHINSON and ALICE BOSWORTH.

 

More About SARAH PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 15, 1667, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

       

Child of SARAH PUTNAM and JOHN HUTCHINSON is:

                  i.    SARAH23 HUTCHINSON, b. WFT Est. 1666-1677; d. WFT Est. 1682-1768; m. JOSEPH WHIPPLE, WFT Est. 1682-1720.

 

More About JOSEPH WHIPPLE:

Title: Deacon

 

18.  PRISCILLA22 PUTNAM (JOHN21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born March 04, 1656/57 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died November 16, 1704.  She married JOSEPH BAILEY WFT Est. 1669-1694, son of JOHN BAYLEY and ELEANOR EMERY.

 

More About PRISCILLA PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 14, 1667, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

Burial: Wadsworth Cemetery (g.s.)

 

More About JOSEPH BAILEY:

Cause of Death: killed by Indians

       

Children of PRISCILLA PUTNAM and JOSEPH BAILEY are:

                  i.    REBECCA23 BAILEY, b. October 25, 1675; d. WFT Est. 1676-1769.

                  ii.    PRISCILLA BAILEY, b. October 31, 1676; d. WFT Est. 1677-1770.

                 iii.    JOHN BAILEY, b. September 16, 1678; d. WFT Est. 1679-1768.

                 iv.    JOSEPH BAILEY, b. January 28, 1680/81; d. WFT Est. 1682-1771.

                 v.    DANIEL BAILEY, b. June 10, 1686; d. WFT Est. 1687-1776.

                 vi.    HANNAH BAILEY, b. September 09, 1688; d. WFT Est. 1689-1782.

                vii.    JUDITH BAILEY, b. February 11, 1689/90; d. WFT Est. 1691-1784.

               viii.    LYDIA BAILEY, b. November 25, 1695; d. WFT Est. 1696-1789.

                 ix.    SARAH BAILEY, b. February 14, 1697/98; d. WFT Est. 1699-1792.

 

19.  JONATHAN22 PUTNAM (JOHN21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born March 17, 1658/59 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died March 02, 1738/39 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married (1) ELIZABETH WHIPPLE WFT Est. 1672-1681, daughter of THOMAS WHIPPLE and ELIZABETH.  He married (2) LYDIA POTTER WFT Est. 1675-1709, daughter of ANTHONY POTTER and ELIZABETH WHIPPLE?.

 

Notes for JONATHAN PUTNAM:

Jonathan Putnam built himself a house, not far from his father's house, on the Topsfield road ; part of this house is still standing.  He was a farmer and in excellent circumstances.  In 1680, Jonathan Putnam was one of several petitioners for a township on Casco Bay on a river called Swegustagoe ;" however, out of regard to the protests of the settlers in that neighborhood who objected to the petitions, the court granted them a township on the north of the Bay.  Bartolomew Gedney was one of the committee to superintend this settlement.  The committee was to build a fort and sell land there to the value of L100 for that purpose.  It is not known whether Jonathan Putnam ever visited this plantation.  The inhabitants who objected to the petitioners were Gorges men and seemed to have shown considerable opposition.  The first time that Jonathan Putnam is mentioned on the Salem records is in 1683 when he was chosen to the grand jury.  Mar. 17, 1684/5, he was chosen surveyor of highways.  In 1689 he had the title of "captain" and was selectman.  He was made a freeman in 1690.  On the 30th of Aug., 1691, he was chosen commissioner to join with the selectmen in taking a list of male persons and estate of the town.  Their report showed 402 heads of families.  This commission was renewed in 1703.  In 1691 he was constable.  In 1704 he was one of the committee to look after the common lands, and in 1708 to value the estates of the town.  He was constantly serving the town in one capacity or another until his death, being repeatedly surveyor of highways, or on committees to establish town bounds, tything man, and selectman in the years 1689-1703-1705-1707-1709-1710-1718-1720-1721-1722.

 

He was representative to the General Court in 1710.  In 1722, he, with Captain Bowditch, was desired to wait upon the justices of his Majesty's Court to request them to revive their order of 1688, establishing a House of Correction.  In 1713 he was trustee for the commoners of Salem.  In 1681, he was one of the petitioners to be freed from paying rates for the maintenance of a minister at Salem or to be erected into a separate township.  This application was renewed in 1711 when he was again prominent.

 

During the witchcraft excitement, he appears in both an unfavorable and favorable light.  He and Deacon Edward were the complainants for the warrant issued against Rebecca Nurse and Dorcas Good, the latter a child of but four or five years of age.  Afterward, however, Jonathan Putnam saw his mistake and with characteristic manliness signed the paper declaring that in his belief Rebecca Nurse could not be guilt of the charge preferred against her.  His wife Lydia also signed this document. In military affairs he kept up the reputation of the family, holding a captain's commission as early as 1689, and was always known as "Captain Putnam" thereafter except in 1699 and 1704 when he is styled on the records "Lieut."

 

The following from the Salem town records relative to the appointment of the rights to the common land is interesting as showing that the original homestead remanied in his hands.

Cottage   House

"James Putnam for his house & Grandfather's

"Cottage Right                                            1        1 "For his father's place sold and Mr. Freeman's

"Cottage Right                                            2        1"

"These entitle to Rights in the Common Lands

"whose Houses were Built after the year 1714

"Josiah Putnam House                                          1

"Joseph Putnam jr                                             1

"Samuel Putnam house 1702                                     1

"Mr. John Putnam Sen. his house. wooden lives in              1

"Dea Elenzer Putnam Dwelling house near

"George Clays                                                      1

"Tarrant Putnam house.                                        1

"James Putnam Jr. house.                                      1

"Jonathan Putnam Jr. house.                                   1

"Joseph Putnam house.                                         1

"Mr. Nathaniel Putnam house                                   1"

 

Capt. Jonathan Putnam was the most active person in adjusting these common rights.  He served the proprietors on the "Grand Committee" for twenty-two years, and was frequently one of the selectmen during this period that we have the records of those latter meetings of the proprietors, so complete.

 

 

 

More About JONATHAN PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 14, 1667, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

Burial: Wadsworth Cemetery

Occupation: farmer

Title: Captain

 

Notes for ELIZABETH WHIPPLE:

The oldest inscription in the Wadsworth Burying Ground reads : 'Here Lyes ye body of Elizabeth, ye Wife of Jonathan Putnam, aged about 22 Years.  Deceased ye 8th of August, 1682.'  This gravestone was originally faced with lead.

 

Perhaps still another Jerusha as there is a third stone bearing the name Jerusha Putnam, close to the grave of Samuel.

 

 

 

Notes for LYDIA POTTER:

She gave births to two Jerushas, both dyning fairly young.  Perhaps still another Jerusha as there is a third stone bearing the name Jerusha Putnam, close to the grave of Samuel.

Administration of her estate was granted to John Porter of Wenham. She mentions her daughters, Elizabeth and Esther.

 

 

More About LYDIA POTTER:

Baptism: September 14, 1742

Will dated: September 14, 1742

Will proved: April 08, 1745

       

Child of JONATHAN PUTNAM and ELIZABETH WHIPPLE is:

                  i.    SAMUEL23 PUTNAM, b. Abt. August 1682, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Abt. November 1682.

 

Notes for SAMUEL PUTNAM:

"aged fifteen weeks, deceased about the last of Novermber, 1682."

 

 

More About SAMUEL PUTNAM:

Burial: Wadsworth Cemetery

       

Children of JONATHAN PUTNAM and LYDIA POTTER are:

                  ii.    SUSANNA23 PUTNAM, b. WFT Est. 1680-1709, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1685-1791.

 

More About SUSANNA PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 25, 1690, North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

64.            iii.    LYDIA PUTNAM, b. October 04, 1684, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. August 31, 1711.

65.            iv.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. February 02, 1686/87, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. August 08, 1728.

66.             v.    JONATHAN PUTNAM, JR., b. May 08, 1691, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. January 17, 1731/32.

67.            vi.    ESTHER PUTNAM, b. November 18, 1693, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1737-1788.

                vii.    JERUSHA PUTNAM, b. May 02, 1696, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. November 18, 1697.

 

Notes for JERUSHA PUTNAM:

Gravestone - "aged 6 mos. 20 days."

 

 

More About JERUSHA PUTNAM:

Baptism: North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

               viii.    RUTH PUTNAM, b. April 07, 1698, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. March 26, 1700.

 

More About RUTH PUTNAM:

Baptism: April 27, 1690, North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

                 ix.    JERUSHA PUTNAM, b. Bef. September 1700, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. August 16, 1716.

 

More About JERUSHA PUTNAM:

Baptism: September 15, 1700, North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

68.             x.    DAVID PUTNAM, JR., b. Abt. September 1706, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. February 03, 1760.

 

20.  JAMES22 PUTNAM (JOHN21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born September 04, 1661 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died April 07, 1727 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married (1) SARAH BROCKLEBANK WFT Est. 1680-1705, daughter of JOHN BROCKLEBANK and SARAH WOODMAN.  He married (2) MARY March 06, 1719/20.

 

Notes for JAMES PUTNAM:

James Putnam was a farmer inheriting, from his father, the homestead at Oak Knoll.  He in turn passed it to his youngest son Jethro.  James Putnam was a freeman 1690, and in the year 1710-11 was tything man at the Village.  In 1720-21 he is styled on the records "Lieut." but with this exception he was only the title of "Mr.," which title was always scrupulously given him.  Althought never caring to hold office he was evidently esteemed by the townspeople.  He was the first to send a son to Harvard University.  His son Archelaus died an undergraduate.

The following from the Salem town records relative to the appointment of the rights to the common land is interesting as showing that the original homestead remanied in his hands.

Cottage   House

"James Putnam for his house & Grandfather's

"Cottage Right                                            1        1 "For his father's place sold and Mr. Freeman's

"Cottage Right                                            2        1"

"These entitle to Rights in the Common Lands

"whose Houses were Built after the year 1714

"Josiah Putnam House                                          1

"Joseph Putnam jr                                             1

"Samuel Putnam house 1702                                     1

"Mr. John Putnam Sen. his house. wooden lives in              1

"Dea Elenzer Putnam Dwelling house near

"George Clays                                                      1

"Tarrant Putnam house.                                        1

"James Putnam Jr. house.                                      1

"Jonathan Putnam Jr. house.                                   1

"Joseph Putnam house.                                         1

"Mr. Nathaniel Putnam house                                   1"

 

Capt. Jonathan Putnam was the most active person in adjusting these common rights.  He served the proprietors on the "Grand Committee" for twenty-two years, and was frequently one of the selectmen during this period that we have the records of those latter meetings of the proprietors, so complete.

James Putnam had been taught a trade, and he in his turn taught his son tha same trade, that of bricklayer.  This was a custom among many of the early Puritan families.  It is to the credit of all concerned, that far-sighted and wealthy men of that day brought up their sons to know a useful trade in case adversity should overtake them.  "5th Dec., 1718, James Putnam, senior, bricklayer, land in Danvers."  In 1721 and 1722 he deeds land to his sons Nathan, Bartholomew and James "from natural love and affection."  In one of these deeds (1722) he mentions his daughter Elizabeth Putnam. (Essex Deeds, L. 39-40-35.)

He testified in 1720 that he built the chimney in the house Alexander Osborne built on James Prince's farm.  This house must have been built between 1675 and 1692.  It still stood in 1895 on Spring Avenue, Danvers.

 

 

WILL OF JAMES PUTNAM, SR.

 

In the Name of God Amen I James Putnam Sen of Salem in the county of Essex in the Province of the Mafsachtts Bay in New England, being sick & weak of body but of Perfect Mind and Menory Blessed be God for itt Do Make this my last will and Testament in form and manner following

Imps      I Give up my Soul to God when he shall Please to Call for itt and my body to Deacent Buriall att the Direction of My Execs.  And as to my outward estate I depose of as followeth.  (Item) I have Disposed of my lands already by deeds of Gifts

Item      I Give to My Daughter Sarah Porter One Hundred Pounds which I have already paid to her and also five Pounds which I formerly lent to her :

Item      I Give to my Daughter ; Elizabeth Putnam One Hundred Pounds of which I have paid fifty-three Pounds

Item      I give to my two Grandsons Joseph & William Putnam the Sons of my son Bartholomew Ten Pounds Apeace to be to them when they come to be Twenty one years of age

Item      I give to my ywo Grandchildren Batholomew Five shillings Apeace when they come of age.

I also give to my aforsd grand Sons ; Joseph & William Putnam, one of my Common Rights Equally between the.

Item      I give my son Jethro Putnam my great brass kittle and my biggest Iron pott and all the rest of my estate, both within Doors and without Doors.  I give in Equall haves between my two sons James and Jethro, they paying all my just debts, and the severall legaceys herein mentioned, in Equal parts between them.

My will is that the severall legaceys herein mentioned to be paid in Money, or other good pay equivelant to money

I constitute and Appoint my two Sons James & Jethro Joint Execrs of this My Will

In Testimony and Confirmation hereof I have here unto sett my hand and seal ye Second Day of March 1723-4

James Putnam & Seal

Wittnefs.  Robert Hutchinson, Amos Putnam, Joseph Whipple,jr

Memorandum Aprill 1, 1727  As an Addition or Supplement to my within Written Will, in consideration of the great cost and pains My Son Jethro Puttnam hath been att for me, in my long sickness, I do give to my said son Jethro out of my stock before his Brother James and he divid the same, that is to say my two oxen and two Cows, and my two Horses and three Shots and six of my Sheep.  in Confirmation that this is an addition to my will I have here unto sett my hand seal ye year and Day above written in presence of these Witnesses

Robert Hutchinson   Amos Putnam   Joseph Whipple jr

his

James X Putnam & C.

mark

Approved and allowed at Ipswich May 8, 1727, before John Appleton Judge of Probate

 

 

More About JAMES PUTNAM:

Admitted Church: February 16, 1689/90, Danvers

Baptism: May 14, 1667, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

Occupation: farmer, bricklayer

Title: Lieutenant

Will dated: March 02, 1723/24, codicil April 1, 1727

Will proved: May 08, 1727

 

Notes for SARAH BROCKLEBANK:

On 10 Nov., 1689, she signed the petition presented to the Church in Salem, for dismissal and liberty to form a new church at the Village and in 1693 (4 Feb., 1692/3), she joins with her husband in a deed of that date, transferring land to Joseph and Caleb Boynton of Rowley.

She is buried by the side of her son Archelaus.

 

 

 

More About SARAH BROCKLEBANK:

Burial: Wadsworth Cemetery

       

Children of JAMES PUTNAM and SARAH BROCKLEBANK are:

                  i.    ARCHELAUS23 PUTNAM, b. WFT Est. 1682-1707, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. May 14, 1718, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

Notes for ARCHELAUS PUTNAM:

Archelaus Putnam died at Cambridge while and under-graduate at Harvard.

 

 

More About ARCHELAUS PUTNAM:

Baptism: July 04, 1697, Salem Village, Massachusetts

Burial: Wadsworth Cemetery, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

69.             ii.    SARAH PUTNAM, b. January 06, 1685/86, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1728-1781.

70.            iii.    BARTHOLOMEW PUTNAM, b. 1687, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. May 23, 1723, at sea.

71.            iv.    JAMES PUTNAM, b. 1689, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1763.

                 v.    NATHAN PUTNAM, b. 1692, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1723.

 

Notes for NATHAN PUTNAM:

Nathan Putnam, a mariner, never married.  Administration on his own estate was granted to his elder brother, James 11 Nov., 1723.  The estate was divided between his brothers and sisters, viz : James, Jethro, Sarah Porter, widow, Elizabeth Putnam, widow, and to the heirs of Bartholomew Putnam, deceased. (Essex Prob.)

 

 

More About NATHAN PUTNAM:

Occupation: mariner

 

                 vi.    JONATHAN PUTNAM, b. Abt. 1693, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1694-1783.

 

Notes for JONATHAN PUTNAM:

Probably died young.

 

 

More About JONATHAN PUTNAM:

Baptism: 1693, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

72.           vii.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. August 04, 1700, Salem Village, Massacusetts; d. February 04, 1764.

73.           viii.    JETHRO PUTNAM, b. Abt. May 1702, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1751.

 

21.  HANNAH22 PUTNAM (JOHN21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born February 02, 1662/63 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died WFT Est. 1728-1759.  She married (1) HENRY BROWN May 17, 1682, son of HENRY BROWN and ABIGAIL.  She married (2) JOHN REA May 25, 1725, son of JOHN REA and RUTH.

 

More About HANNAH PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 14, 1667, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

Will dated: May 09, 1730

Will proved: January 04, 1730/31

       

Children of HANNAH PUTNAM and HENRY BROWN are:

                  i.    JOSEPH23 BROWN, b. WFT Est. 1680-1705; d. WFT Est. 1686-1785.

 

More About JOSEPH BROWN:

Baptism: September 18, 1703

 

                  ii.    JOHN BROWN, b. April 15, 1683; d. WFT Est. 1700-1773; m. MARY ELSEY, WFT Est. 1700-1733.

                 iii.    REBECCA BROWN, b. October 01, 1684; d. WFT Est. 1685-1778.

                 iv.    ABRAHAM BROWN, b. July 04, 1686; d. WFT Est. 1687-1776.

                 v.    HANNAH BROWN, b. March 20, 1688/89; d. WFT Est. 1690-1783.

74.            vi.    ELEAZER BROWN, b. February 18, 1690/91; d. WFT Est. 1713-1782.

                vii.    HENRY BROWN, b. June 17, 1693; d. 1728.

               viii.    BENJAMIN BROWN, b. June 25, 1695; d. WFT Est. 1696-1785.

                 ix.    MEHITABLE BROWN, b. September 20, 1698; d. Bef. 1728; m. JOHN KETTLE, June 17, 1718.

                 x.    NATHANIEL BROWN, b. December 21, 1700; d. WFT Est. 1701-1790.

                 xi.    HANNAH BROWN, b. June 09, 1705; d. Bef. 1734; m. ZERRUBABEL REA, WFT Est. 1719-1732.

 

22.  ELEAZER22 PUTNAM (JOHN21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born 1665 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died January 25, 1732/33 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married (1) HANNAH BOARDMAN WFT Est. 1684-1713, daughter of DANIEL BOARDMAN and HANNAH HUTCHINSON.  He married (2) ELIZABETH ROLFE November 14, 1711, daughter of BENJAMIN ROLFE and APPHIA HALE.

 

Notes for ELEAZER PUTNAM:

In the possession of the family in Cortland, N.Y., are papers once the property of Henry (born 1712) and among them is the following account of his immediate relatives.

 

"On Jany the 25th 1732/3 Eleazer Putnam Departed this Leife about 16 minutes after 3 O- the clock in the afternoon in ye 65 year of his age.

Mother Died Jany 2nd 1752 between 7 & 8 in ye morn"

 

Again

 

"The age of Hannah is 50 in 1749.

The age of Elenzer is 54

The age of Jeptha is 30

The age of Samuel is 42."

 

50 and 30 are undoubtedly misreadings by my corrospondent for 60 and 50.

 

Eleazer Putnam lived in Danvers and was prominent in town and church affairs than his brother James.  He settled on a farm north of the Gen. Israel Putnam house and near the Topsfield boundary on the preston place.  He was a farmer and probably well off.

 

Eleazer and Hannah Putnam were admitted to the church in Salem Village, 7 May, 1699, and on 31 Jan., 1717-18, he was made deacon of this church.  In 1700 he was chosen tythingman for the Village and again in 1705.  He was constable during the year 1708 and surveyor of highways on Topsfield road in 1711.

 

In 1690 Eleazer Putnam had been on of Captain William Raymond's company enlisted for the "Canada Expedition."  The General Court thought so well of this command that in 1725 a grant of land was made to the officers and soldiers, or their heirs, in Merrimack.  Afterward this grant, being found to be in New Hampshire, was located on the Saco river.  During the witchcraft delusion Eleazer Putnam "drew his rapier" and punched at an Imaginary devil or two which seemed to be torturing one of the afflicted girls.  According to the ancient depositions his thrusts were as effective against the witch as against the French and Indians a couple of years before.

 

His will dated 3 Oct., 1732, and probated 9 Apr., 1733 ; in it he mentions his wife Elizabeth, his daughter Hannah Peabody and her children, Nathan, Hannah, and Elizabeth ; his sons Eleazer and Jeptha and daughter Apphiah Putnam ; his sons Samuel and Henry to be executors.  An inventory of the estate was returned by Samuel Putnam, executor, 22 Jan., 1733-4.

 

 

More About ELEAZER PUTNAM:

Admitted Church: May 07, 1699, Salem Village, Massachusetts

Occupation: farmer

Title: January 31, 1717/18, Deacon in Salem Village, Massachusetts

Will dated: October 03, 1732

Will proved: April 09, 1733

 

Notes for HANNAH BOARDMAN:

Daughter of Daniel and Hannah (Hutchinson) Boardman.  "16 Sept., 1694, Hannah Putnam, once Borman or Dorman her daughter Hannah bapt.;" "Borman or Dorman," the town clerk of Topsfield at that time wrote the name Dorman.  The head of the family in question signed his name Bowman or Borman.  His descendants now spell their name Boardman.  Nathaniel Boardman mentions in his will his cousins Putnam and among them Henry Putnam of Charlestown.

 

 

 

More About HANNAH BOARDMAN:

Admitted Church: May 07, 1699, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

Notes for ELIZABETH ROLFE:

Married 14 Nov., 1711 (Published 19 Oct., 1711), daughter of Mr. Benj. and Apphia (Hale) Rolfe of Newbury.  She was a sister of Abigail, wife of Nathainel Boardman, a brother of Eleazer Putnam's first wife.

 

       

Children of ELEAZER PUTNAM and HANNAH BOARDMAN are:

                  i.    JOSEPH23 PUTNAM, b. WFT Est. 1687-1713; d. WFT Est. 1693-1793.

 

Notes for JOSEPH PUTNAM:

Joseph Putnam is not mentioned by Savage, and of whom we know nothing.

 

 

75.             ii.    HANNAH PUTNAM, b. December 08, 1693; d. WFT Est. 1725-1787.

76.            iii.    ELEAZER PUTNAM, b. September 08, 1695, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. January 13, 1740/41, Preston, Connecticut.

                 iv.    SARAH PUTNAM, b. September 26, 1697; d. WFT Est. 1698-1791.

77.             v.    JEPTHA PUTNAM, b. August 24, 1699, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. April 23, 1772, Sutton, Massachusetts.

78.            vi.    SAMUEL PUTNAM, b. May 30, 1707, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. December 14, 1781, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

       

Children of ELEAZER PUTNAM and ELIZABETH ROLFE are:

79.           vii.    HENRY23 PUTNAM, b. August 14, 1712, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. April 19, 1775, Lexington, Massachusetts.

80.           viii.    APPHIAH PUTNAM, b. July 08, 1716; d. WFT Est. 1733-1810.

 

23.  JOHN22 PUTNAM, 3RD (JOHN21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born July 14, 1667 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died WFT Est. 1710-1759.  He married HANNAH WFT Est. 1682-1717.

 

Notes for JOHN PUTNAM, 3RD:

John Putnam is generally styled 3rd, on the records.  He was made freeman in 1690, and held many minor town offices.  In connection with his father he is supposed to have built the "old Clarke House," not far north of Oak Knoll.  In his will of 1732, he devises to wife Hannah, son Caleb, who is appointed executor, daughter Mehetable Pope, daughter Ruth Flint, daughter Miriam Putnam, daughter Hannah Prince, and grandson Moses.

 

Under date of Apr. 1, 1709, Rev. Joseph Green notes the burning of "John Putnam 3d's house."

 

 

More About JOHN PUTNAM, 3RD:

Baptism: May 14, 1667, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

Will dated: January 07, 1731/32

Will proved: March 21, 1736/37

       

Children of JOHN PUTNAM and HANNAH are:

81.              i.    CALEB23 PUTNAM, b. February 14, 1693/94, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1757.

82.             ii.    MEHITABLE PUTNAM, b. July 20, 1695, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1724-1789.

83.            iii.    MIRIAM PUTNAM, b. February 09, 1697/98, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1744-1793.

84.            iv.    MOSES PUTNAM, b. May 29, 1700, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1721-1790.

85.             v.    RUTH PUTNAM, b. July 13, 1703, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. September 1780.

86.            vi.    HANNAH PUTNAM, b. May 07, 1707, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. June 19, 1798.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

24.  THOMAS23 PUTNAM (THOMAS22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born February 09, 1680/81 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died Abt. 1757 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married (1) ELIZABETH WHIPPLE April 10, 1705 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married (2) PERLEY PUTNAM WFT Est. 1698-1731.

 

Notes for THOMAS PUTNAM:

Aged 14 and upwards, September 4, 1699, when he chooses his cousin, John Putnam, Jr. as guardian.

 

Thomas Putnam was as he states in his will of date of 22 Mar., 1754, "Danvers, husbandman."  This will was proved 15 July, 1757.  By it he bequeaths to his daughters, Elizabeth Farrington, Anna Gardner, Ruth Kimball, and appoints his son Samuel, executor.  As no other children are mentioned it is probable they were deceased.  Inventory was rendered 29 Mar., 1758.

 

 

More About THOMAS PUTNAM:

Admitted Church: August 03, 1712, Salem Village, Massachusetts

Baptism: August 1681, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

Will dated: March 22, 1754

Will proved: July 15, 1757

 

More About ELIZABETH WHIPPLE:

Admitted Church: August 03, 1712, Salem Village, Massachusetts

       

Children of THOMAS PUTNAM and ELIZABETH WHIPPLE are:

                  i.    MICHAEL24 PUTNAM, b. WFT Est. 1702-1731; d. WFT Est. 1708-1810.

 

Notes for MICHAEL PUTNAM:

Perley Putnam supplies this son.

 

 

                  ii.    THOMAS PUTNAM, b. 1706; d. WFT Est. 1707-1796.

 

Notes for THOMAS PUTNAM:

Died young.

 

 

More About THOMAS PUTNAM:

Baptism: August 25, 1706, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                 iii.    PHINEAS PUTNAM, b. 1708; d. WFT Est. 1709-1802.

 

More About PHINEAS PUTNAM:

Baptism: April 04, 1708, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                 iv.    MATTHEW PUTNAM, b. 1709; d. WFT Est. 1710-1799.

 

More About MATTHEW PUTNAM:

Baptism: February 10, 1708/09, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                 v.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. 1712; d. WFT Est. 1726-1806; m. DANIEL FARRINGTON, WFT Est. 1726-1759.

 

More About ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Baptism: July 06, 1712, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                 vi.    EBENEZER PUTNAM, b. 1713; d. WFT Est. 1714-1803.

 

More About EBENEZER PUTNAM:

Baptism: January 17, 1712/13, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

87.           vii.    ANNA PUTNAM, b. 1716; d. WFT Est. 1768-1811.

               viii.    THOMAS PUTNAM, b. 1718; d. WFT Est. 1719-1808.

 

More About THOMAS PUTNAM:

Baptism: July 27, 1718, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                 ix.    SARAH PUTNAM, b. 1720; d. WFT Est. 1721-1814.

 

More About SARAH PUTNAM:

Baptism: November 13, 1720, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

88.             x.    SAMUEL PUTNAM, b. 1723, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. January 02, 1775, Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

89.            xi.    RUTH PUTNAM, b. 1727; d. WFT Est. 1759-1821.

       

Child of THOMAS PUTNAM and PERLEY PUTNAM is:

                xii.    MICHAEL24 PUTNAM, b. WFT Est. 1702-1731; d. WFT Est. 1708-1810.

 

25.  TIMOTHY23 PUTNAM (THOMAS22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born Bef. April 1691 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died November 03, 1762 in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.  He married ELEANOR DOARE September 25, 1718 in Newbury, Massachusetts.

 

Notes for TIMOTHY PUTNAM:

Timothy Putnam, in early manhood left Danvers, Massachusetts, settling in West Newbury among his kinspeople the Baileys.  In deeds of date from 1713 to 1743, he is styled weaver.  He inherited property from Joshua Bailey the husband of his aunt Experience and about 1744 removed to Tewksbury, Massachusetts; thither also many of the Baileys had removed. From the church records we learn that on the 1st of April, 1744, there were received into the church at Tewsbury, from the 3rd church at Newbury, "widow Experience Putnam," David Bailey and wife and Jonathan Bailey.  On the 17th Sept., 1748, Mrs. Anna and Elenor Putnam ; on the 3 Sept., 1749, Mr. Nathan Bailey and Elizabeth his wife all from the 3rd church at Newbury, and on the 13 Jan., 1760, Mr. Timothy Putnam and wife from the 1st church at Newbury.  Doubtless all of these had been residents of Tewksbury for many years but had not obtained a dismissal from their old church.  Timothy Putnam, jr., and his brother Samuel united with the Tewksbury church, the first on 29 July, 1750, the second on 29 Apr., 1753.

Timothy Putnam was ensign in Captain Thomas Pike's company from Newbury, from 29 March, to 8 September, 1775, in the crown Point Expedition.  He was promoted Lieutenant 9 September, 1775, and served till 17 december, 1775.  (Volume 94, Massachusetts Archives)

Administration on the estate of Timothy Putnam of Tewksbury was granted 22 Nov., 1762.  In 1769, Elenor Putnam his daughter complained of the administrator, Nathan Bailey.

 

 

More About TIMOTHY PUTNAM:

Admitted Church: April 01, 1744, Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Baptism: April 26, 1691, Salem Village, Massachusetts

Cause of Death: long illness

Title: September 09, 1755, Lieuntenant

 

More About ELEANOR DOARE:

Admitted Church: April 01, 1744, Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Cause of Death: fever

       

Children of TIMOTHY PUTNAM and ELEANOR DOARE are:

                  i.    THOMAS24 PUTNAM, b. January 13, 1718/19, Newbury, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1720-1809.

90.             ii.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. August 01, 1721, Newbury, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1750-1815.

                 iii.    ANNA PUTNAM, b. November 02, 1723, Newbury, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1724-1817.

                 iv.    ELEANOR PUTNAM, b. December 06, 1725, Newbury, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1726-1819.

                 v.    TIMOTHY PUTNAM, b. June 24, 1728, Newbury, Massachusetts; d. February 14, 1753, Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

 

More About TIMOTHY PUTNAM:

Cause of Death: violet fever

 

                 vi.    SAMUEL PUTNAM, b. January 10, 1729/30, Newbury, Massachusetts; d. September 19, 1758, Lake George, New York.

 

More About SAMUEL PUTNAM:

Cause of Death: fever

 

26.  SETH23 PUTNAM (THOMAS22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born May 1695 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died November 30, 1775 in Charlestown, New Hampshire.  He married RUTH WHIPPLE September 16, 1718.

 

Notes for SETH PUTNAM:

Seth Putnam was one of the earliest of the Danvers Putnams to go forth into the wilderness and make a home for him self and family.  In 1719, March 21, he bought of Samuel Walker, for L200, a house lot and sixty acres of land in Billerica.  His farm began at Shawshin bridge and was bounded by the river on the west.  Here he lived until about 1750 when he removed to Number Four, now Charlestown, New Hampshire.  This frontier post had been fearfully exposed to Indian attacks, and but three of the original grantees had settled there.  In 1746, Number Four had been abandoned by the inhabitants who took up their abode for the most part in Groton, Lunenburg and Leominster, Massachusetts.  In 1747, the place was again garrisoned and on 21 June, 1751, a company of the settlers was organized with Phineas Stevens as captain.  On the rolls of this company are found the names of two sons of Seth, viz., Ebenezer and Thomas.  The father was at Charlestown, but not on the company rolls. Ebenezer Putnam also served under New Hampshire in 1755.  In 1755 upon a petition of the inhabitants of Charlestown, fourteen in number, among whom were Seth and Ebenezer Putnam, Massachusetts again garrisoned the town.  There had been ten Indian attacks between 1753-1755, and New Hampshire had failed to afford the town any protection.

 

On 18 Feb., 1754, a committee which had been appointed by New Hampshire to examine into the claims of persons to land at Charlestown, reported forty-three claims besides the heirs of Obadiah Sartwell.  Among the forty-three were Mr. Seth Putnam, Ebenezer Putnam and Thomas Putnam, to each of whom was set apart 1/64 of the whole.

 

After the close of hostilities, Charlestown was no longer a frontier town and by 1760 a tide of emigration set in which soon filled the contry with desirable settlers and gave the inhabitants of old Number Four, among them the Putnam family, the opportunity long wished for, to cultivate their farms and establish a flourishing town.

 

Seth Putnam helped form the first church at Charlestown and was one of the first ten members.  On 14 Aug., 1753, the first town meeting at Charlestown was held and Seth Putnam was chosen tything man.

 

On his tombstone in the following inscription :

 

 

"The memory of the just is blest."

 

 

More About SETH PUTNAM:

Baptism: Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

Notes for RUTH WHIPPLE:

On her tombstone in the following inscription :

 

 

"Sweet soul we leave thee to thy rest till we shall meet thee above with Christ."

 

       

Children of SETH PUTNAM and RUTH WHIPPLE are:

91.              i.    EBENEZER24 PUTNAM, b. August 08, 1719, Billerica, Massachusetts; d. February 02, 1782, Charlestown, New hampshire.

92.             ii.    RUTH PUTNAM, b. October 11, 1720, Billerica, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1752-1814.

                 iii.    SARAH PUTNAM, b. March 16, 1721/22, Billerica, Mass.; d. WFT Est. 1723-1816.

                 iv.    SETH PUTNAM, b. March 14, 1723/24, Billerica, Massachusetts; d. May 02, 1746.

 

Notes for SETH PUTNAM:

Seth Putnam was killed by the Indians.  Says Belknap in his history of New Hampshire, Vol. II, p. 243 : "The enemy was scattered in small parties on all the frontiers.  At Number Four, some women went out to milk their cows, with Major Josiah Willard and several soldiers for their guard.  Eight indians who were concealed in a barn, fired on them and killed Seth Putnam ; as they were scalping him, Willard and two more fired on them and mortally wounded two, whom their companions carried off."

 

 

More About SETH PUTNAM:

Cause of Death: Killed by Indians

 

                 v.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. September 06, 1725, Billerica, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1726-1819.

93.            vi.    THOMAS PUTNAM, b. October 22, 1728, Billerica, Massachusetts; d. August 20, 1814, Charlestown, New Hampshire.

                vii.    SUSANNA PUTNAM, b. January 08, 1730/31, Billerica, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1732-1825.

94.           viii.    TIMOTHY PUTNAM, b. December 25, 1732, Billerica, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1775-1824, Charlestown, New Hampshire.

 

27.  EXPERIENCE23 PUTNAM (THOMAS22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born Bef. November 1698 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died Aft. 1715.  She married DANIEL BAILEY November 11, 1713, son of ISAAC BAILEY and SARAH EMERY.

 

Notes for EXPERIENCE PUTNAM:

Experience (Putnam) Bailey received a legacy from her uncle, Joshua Bayley, in 1722.

 

 

More About EXPERIENCE PUTNAM:

Baptism: November 20, 1698, Salem Village, Massachusetts

       

Children of EXPERIENCE PUTNAM and DANIEL BAILEY are:

                  i.    ELIZABETH24 BAILEY, b. WFT Est. 1710-1715; d. WFT Est. 1713-1808.

                  ii.    JONATHAN BAILEY, b. WFT Est. 1710-1715; d. WFT Est. 1714-1804.

95.            iii.    DAVID BAILEY, b. March 18, 1716/17; d. December 23, 1803, Jeffry, New Hampshire.

96.            iv.    NATHAN BAILEY, b. December 11, 1721, Newbury, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1750-1812.

 

28.  EDWARD23 PUTNAM, JR. (EDWARD22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born April 29, 1682 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died October 23, 1755 in Middleton, Massachusetts.  He married (1) MARY HUTCHINSON WFT Est. 1699-1731, daughter of JOHN HUTCHINSON and MARY GOULD.  He married (2) SARAH MILES May 10, 1705 in probably Salem, Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN MILES and SUSANNA.  He married (3) PRISCILLA BRADSTREET September 03, 1735, daughter of NATHANIEL BRADSTREET and PRISCILLA CARRELL.  He married (4) MARTHA February 24, 1736/37.

 

Notes for EDWARD PUTNAM, JR.:

Edward Putnam received from his father a gift of land in Middleton and here established himself although owning property in Danvers, where he was taxed as late as 1755.  January 1706, both he and his wife Sarah were admitted to the church at Salem Village, and on November 16, 1729, they, with others, were dismissed to form the church in Middleton.  The vote of the church can be found p. 248 Vol. XII N.E.H.G. Reg.  The families dismissed were those of Wilkins, Fuller, Kenny and Putnam.  In 1738 Edward Putnam, jr., was chosen deacon of the church there ; he was also the first town clerk and one of the first selectman.

On May 4, 1734, Edward Putnam, Junior, of Middleton, husbandman, sells, etc., to Thomas Cave of Middleton a parcel of land and 1/16 part of Iron Works standing on Pout Brook Pond, also 1/6 part of stream, hammer, anvil, bellows, etc. (Essex Deeds 78-5.)

Edward Putnam's farm was just within the limits of Middleton and here, according to General Rufus Putnam, he died at a good old age.

In his will Deacon Edward memtions his children Martha Nurse and Timothy Nurse, heirs of Jonathan Nurse and Samuel Swan, late of Reading.

 

 

More About EDWARD PUTNAM, JR.:

Admitted Church: November 16, 1729, Middleton, Massachusetts

Baptism: October 1682, Salem, Massachusetts

Title: Deacon

 

Notes for MARY HUTCHINSON:

Perhaps the widow of Daniel Wilkins of Middleton, Massachusetts.  If shw thw widow of Daniel, then she was the daughter of John and Mary (Gould) Hutchinson; Abigail, another daughter, married Benjamin Putnam.

 

 

More About SARAH MILES:

Admitted Church: January 1705/06, Salem Vil

 

Notes for MARTHA:

Shw was dismissed to the church in Middleton from Reading in 1738.

 

 

More About MARTHA:

Admitted Church: 1738, Reading, Massachusetts

       

Children of EDWARD PUTNAM and SARAH MILES are:

97.              i.    HOLYOKE24 PUTNAM, b. September 27, 1706, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1759-1798.

                  ii.    SARAH PUTNAM, b. November 26, 17082; d. WFT Est. 1737-1802; m. JOSEPH STEELE, August 02, 1731, Middleton, Massachusetts.

 

More About SARAH PUTNAM:

Baptism: November 28, 1708, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

98.            iii.    EDWARD PUTNAM, b. June 30, 1711, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. February 17, 1800, Sutton, Massachusetts.

                 iv.    SUSANNA PUTNAM, b. June 01, 17132; d. WFT Est. 1714-1807.

 

More About SUSANNA PUTNAM:

Baptism: January 17, 1713/14, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

99.             v.    MARY PUTNAM, b. December 19, 1716; d. WFT Est. 1750-1811.

100.          vi.    EUNICE PUTNAM, b. September 13, 1719, Middleton, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1754-1814.

101.          vii.    ABIGAIL PUTNAM, b. September 11, 1720, Middleton, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1766-1815.

               viii.    LOIS PUTNAM, b. April 19, 1724; d. WFT Est. 1725-1818.

 

More About LOIS PUTNAM:

Baptism: Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

102.          ix.    MILES PUTNAM, b. September 05, 1725, Middleton, Massachusetts; d. April 19, 1800, Grafton, Vermont.

103.           x.    HANNAH PUTNAM, b. April 23, 1727, Middleton, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1763-1822.

 

29.  ELISHA23 PUTNAM (EDWARD22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born November 03, 1685 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died June 10, 1745 in Sutton, Massachusetts.  He married (1) HANNAH MARBLE February 10, 1709/10 in Salem, Massachusetts.  He married (2) SUSANNA FULLER February 15, 1712/13, daughter of JONATHAN FULLER and SUSAN TRASK.

 

Notes for ELISHA PUTNAM:

Deacon Elisha Putnam  married first at Salem, 10 February, 1710, Hannah Marble of Salem.

 

Elisha of Topsfield, husbandman, Jonathan Kenny of Boxford, do., Joseph White of Salem, joyner, Josiah White os Salem, husbandman, Samuel White of Salem, do., Samuel Carril of Boxford, cooper, buy of William Wait of Sutton, husbandman, and Abiel his wife for L658, five hundred acres of land in the Nipmug country, being the northern half of the grant of 1000 acres to Colonel Elisha Hutchinson and Isaac Addington by the General Court in 1713.  One week afterward Elisha and Susannah Putnam, Jonathan and Rebecca Kenny, Joseph and Beatrix White, Josiah White, Samuel and Dinah White, Samuel and Rebecca Carril, mortgage the same tract to Thomas Hutchinson of Boston for L600.  The mortgage to run until 10 Aug., 1723.  This mortgage was witnessed by Jonathan, William and Anna Fuller.  (Vol. 34, p. 239, Suffolk Deeds.)

 

Of the above, Elisha Putnam, Jonathan Kenney, Josiah White and Samuel Carriel, settled in Sutton.  Exactly at what date Elisha Putnam took up his final adobe in Sutton is not known ; probably in 1725, perhaps in 1723.  Isaac Putnam and Jeptha Putnam bought land in Sutton about 1723 and Settled there.  Nathaniel and Stephen Putnam bought land there in 1726.

 

In the year 1726, the name of Putnam first appears on Sutton Records, and the particular mention is that of Elisha Putnam being appointed one of the committee to treat with their minister, an important matter to our ancestors.  From this time to his death Elisha Putnam was prominent in church and town affairs.  He had the executive ability which his father had shown in Danvers ; and the people of Sutton, realizing this, honored him in many ways.  He was representative to the General Court, town clerk and treasurer, besides holding many minor offices.

 

In 1730 he was admitted to the church and chosen deacon in 1731. General Rufus Putnam in his memoirs of the Putnam family says, "In justice to the character of my father I ought to mention that he was much respected as a citizen and a christan."

 

The Rev. Cr. Hall in his diary says that "Deacon Elisha Putnam was a very useful man in the civil and ecclesinstical concerns of the place. He was for several years deacon of the church, town clerk, town treasurer and representative in the General Court, or Colonial Assembly of Massachuseets.  He died in June, 1745, in the joyful hope of the glory of God."

 

The farm upon which Elisha Putnam settled in Sutton is the place now known as the Freeland estate.  The remains of the old cellar were still to be seen a few years ago.  The house, which succeeded the first house, was a fine specimen of the colonial mansion and was built to resemble the house of an English nobleman.

 

 

More About ELISHA PUTNAM:

Admitted Church: 1730

Title: Deacon

 

Notes for SUSANNA FULLER:

Her second husband bequeaths to her all his personal property which came to him from his first wife.  (Worcester County Probate)

 

       

Children of ELISHA PUTNAM and SUSANNA FULLER are:

104.            i.    ELISHA24 PUTNAM, b. December 02, 1715, Topsfield, Massachusetts; d. 1758, or near, Crown Point.

105.           ii.    HANNAH PUTNAM, b. September 04, 1717, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1760-1812.

106.           iii.    NEHEMIAH PUTNAM, b. March 22, 1718/19, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. November 27, 1791, Sutton, Massachusetts.

107.          iv.    JONATHAN PUTNAM, b. July 19, 1721, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1765-1813, Sutton, Massachusetts.

108.           v.    SUSANNA PUTNAM, b. 1723, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1772-1818.

                 vi.    MARY PUTNAM, b. June 12, 1725, Sutton, Massachusetts; d. April 22, 1736.

109.          vii.    STEPHEN PUTNAM, b. April 04, 1728, Sutton, Massachusetts; d. March 05, 1803, Northampton, New Hampshire.

110.         viii.    AMOS PUTNAM, b. July 22, 1730, Sutton, Massachusetts; d. September 17, 1811, Sutton, Massachusetts.

                 ix.    EUNICE PUTNAM, b. July 06, 1732, Sutton, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1733-1826, Windham.

111.           x.    HULDAH PUTNAM, b. May 25, 1734, Sutton, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1766-1828.

112.          xi.    RUFUS PUTNAM, b. April 09, 1738, Sutton, Massachusetts; d. May 04, 1824, Marietta, Ohio.

 

30.  JOSEPH23 PUTNAM (EDWARD22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born November 01, 1687 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died WFT Est. 1727-1778 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married LYDIA FLINT WFT Est. 1704-1738.

 

Notes for JOSEPH PUTNAM:

Joseph Putnam's will mentions sons Joseph and Oliver, Lydia, daughter of his son Joseph, and grandson Joseph.  He was known a Joseph "Junior" until the death of his uncle.  He was one of the first selectmen of Danvers, 4 March, 1752.

 

 

More About JOSEPH PUTNAM:

Baptism: June 08, 1772

Will dated: June 08, 1772

Will proved: November 26, 1773

       

Children of JOSEPH PUTNAM and LYDIA FLINT are:

113.            i.    OLIVER24 PUTNAM, b. 1722; d. Aft. 1789.

114.           ii.    JOSEPH PUTNAM, b. April 1724; d. WFT Est. 1772-1816.

 

31.  MARY23 PUTNAM (EDWARD22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born August 14, 1689, and died Bef. 1726.  She married THOMAS FLINT January 08, 1712/13, son of THOMAS FLINT and MARY DAUNTON.

 

More About MARY PUTNAM:

Baptism: October 1689, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

More About THOMAS FLINT:

Occupation: farmer

Will proved: July 11, 1757

       

Children of MARY PUTNAM and THOMAS FLINT are:

                  i.    ELIZABETH24 FLINT, b. WFT Est. 1702-1723; d. WFT Est. 1740-1810; m. THOMAS DORMAN, June 17, 1735.

                  ii.    ANNA FLINT, b. WFT Est. 1702-1725; d. WFT Est. 1719-1810; m. BAKER, WFT Est. 1719-1761.

                 iii.    EDWARD FLINT, b. June 12, 1714; d. July 09, 1714.

115.          iv.    ELISHA FLINT, b. July 22, 1715; d. WFT Est. 1765-1807.

 

32.  PRUDENCE23 PUTNAM (EDWARD22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born January 25, 1691/92, and died WFT Est. 1734-1787.  She married WILLIAM WYMAN December 03, 1719, son of WILLIAM WYMAN and PRUDENCE PUTNAM.

       

Children of PRUDENCE PUTNAM and WILLIAM WYMAN are:

                  i.    ELIZABETH24 WYMAN, b. December 27, 1720; d. WFT Est. 1721-1814.

116.           ii.    NEHEMIAH WYMAN, b. June 25, 1722; d. WFT Est. 1751-1813.

                 iii.    MARY WYMAN, b. July 13, 1724; d. WFT Est. 1725-1818.

                 iv.    FRANCIS WYMAN, b. August 05, 1726; d. WFT Est. 1727-1816.

                 v.    STEPHEN WYMAN, b. August 27, 1732; d. WFT Est. 1733-1822.

 

33.  EZRA23 PUTNAM (EDWARD22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born April 29, 1696 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died October 22, 1747 in Middleton, Massachusetts.  He married ELIZABETH FULLER March 06, 1718/19, daughter of THOMAS FULLER and ELIZABETH.

 

Notes for EZRA PUTNAM:

Ezra Putnam, Senior, was Middleton and was styled "Yeoman."  He bought land in Topsfield from his brothers and cousins.  Topsfield then included part of Middleton.  The farms of Deacon Edward and his sons are all in that part of what is now Middleton near Danvers, and in some instances crossing the Danvers line.  Deacon Edward gave each of his sons a farm.  To Isaac, within a week of his removal to Sutton, he gave the homestead.  Isaac sold to Ezra.

 

In his will he mentions widow Elizabeth, daughter Mary, son Nehemiah to be sole executor, son Ezra a minor.

 

 

More About EZRA PUTNAM:

Baptism: September 05, 1747

Title: Ensign

Will dated: September 05, 1747

Will proved: December 30, 1747

 

Notes for ELIZABETH FULLER:

Daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Fuller.

 

 

More About ELIZABETH FULLER:

Baptism: September 21, 1707, Salem Village, Massachusetts

       

Children of EZRA PUTNAM and ELIZABETH FULLER are:

                  i.    ELIZABETH24 PUTNAM, b. 1721; d. September 17, 1747, Middleton, Massachusetts.

 

More About ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 07, 1721, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                  ii.    MARY PUTNAM, b. 1722; d. December 14, 1786; m. EPHRAIM FULLER, WFT Est. 1736-1766.

 

Notes for MARY PUTNAM:

Mrs. Averill, with apparent reson, thinks Mary Putnam married 17 Feb., 1749, Ephraim Fuller, a brother of Amos (see No. 201).  Ephraim Fuller died 20 Feb., 1792.  Their sister, Rachel Fuller, married Rev. William Phipps, 13 Nov., 1751, and removed to Douglas.

 

 

More About MARY PUTNAM:

Baptism: March 03, 1721/22, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                 iii.    NEHEMIAH PUTNAM, b. 1725; d. October 23, 1747, Middleton, Massachusetts.

 

More About NEHEMIAH PUTNAM:

Baptism: September 05, 1725, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

117.          iv.    EZRA PUTNAM, b. 1729, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. March 19, 1811, Marietta, Ohio.

                 v.    RUTH PUTNAM, b. 1734; d. December 16, 1747, Middleton, Massachusetts.

 

More About RUTH PUTNAM:

Baptism: March 17, 1733/34

 

34.  ISAAC23 PUTNAM (EDWARD22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born March 14, 1697/98 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died 1757 in Sutton, Massachusetts.  He married ANNA FULLER December 14, 1720, daughter of JONATHAN FULLER and SUSAN TRASK.

 

Notes for ISAAC PUTNAM:

Isaac Putnam of Topsfield, yeoman, buys 23 may, 1726, of John Hutchinson of Salem, yeoman, 125 acres in Sutton for L310.  This land bounded on Jeptha Putnam's purchase.  He also in December, 1726, bought 33 acres of the Davenport farm, which adjoined his former purchase.  He was "of Topsfield" when this last deed was drawn, but probably soon afterward settled on his purchase in Sutton.  He was dismissed from the church in Salem Village to the Church in Sutton, and was admitted there 1 Feb., 1730.  His name does not appear on Sutton records later than 1740, and it is not known that any of his posterity now live there.  His son, Phincas, had the homestead in Sutton.

 

 

More About ISAAC PUTNAM:

Admitted Church: February 01, 1729/30, Sutton, Massachusetts

 

More About ANNA FULLER:

Baptism: July 06, 1701, Salem Village, Massachusetts

       

Children of ISAAC PUTNAM and ANNA FULLER are:

118.            i.    PHINEAS24 PUTNAM, b. October 01, 1722, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1743-1812.

119.           ii.    ASAPH PUTNAM, b. September 11, 1724, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1756-1815.

120.           iii.    ANNA PUTNAM, b. July 27, 1726, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1753-1820.

                 iv.    SUSANNA PUTNAM, b. August 20, 1728, Sutton, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1752-1822; m. JOHN SADLER, January 15, 1745/46.

121.           v.    NATHAN PUTNAM, b. October 24, 1730, Sutton, Massachusetts; d. August 06, 1813, Sutton, Massachusetts.

                 vi.    EDWARD PUTNAM, b. February 05, 1732/33; d. WFT Est. 1734-1823.

 

Notes for EDWARD PUTNAM:

Edward Putnam died young.  (General Rufus Putnam's account.)

 

 

122.          vii.    ISAAC PUTNAM, b. November 04, 1734; d. WFT Est. 1766-1825.

               viii.    LYDIA PUTNAM, b. October 20, 1736; d. WFT Est. 1737-1830.

123.          ix.    DANIEL PUTNAM, b. March 28, 1739, Sutton, Massachusetts; d. 1809, Cornish, New Hampshire.

 

35.  ABIGAIL23 PUTNAM (EDWARD22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born Abt. 1700, and died January 1764 in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.  She married JOSEPH FULLER November 11, 1730 in Middleton, Massachusetts, son of THOMAS FULLER and ELIZABETH BUXTON.

 

Notes for ABIGAIL PUTNAM:

On 8 April, 1739, Abigail received letters of dismissal to the church on Lunenburg; these were accepted there on 13 May, same year.

 

 

More About ABIGAIL PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 26, 1700, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

More About JOSEPH FULLER:

Cause of Death: while on a visit from Lunenburg, Massachusetts

       

Children of ABIGAIL PUTNAM and JOSEPH FULLER are:

                  i.    JOHN24 FULLER, b. September 15, 1731, Middleton, Massachusetts; d. February 1801.

 

More About JOHN FULLER:

Occupation: prominent in the Revolutionary War

Title: Captain

 

                  ii.    NEHEMIAH FULLER, b. January 26, 1732/33, Middleton, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1734-1823.

                 iii.    STEPHEN FULLER, b. January 11, 1734/35, Middleton, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1736-1825.

                 iv.    MARY FULLER, b. August 15, 1736, Middleton, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1737-1830.

                 v.    ELIZABETH FULLER, b. May 13, 1739, Lunenburg, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1740-1833.

 

36.  WILLIAM23 WYMAN (PRUDENCE22 PUTNAM, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born January 15, 1684/85, and died 1753.  He married PRUDENCE PUTNAM December 03, 1719, daughter of EDWARD PUTNAM and MARY HALE.

       

Children of WILLIAM WYMAN and PRUDENCE PUTNAM are:

                  i.    ELIZABETH24 WYMAN, b. December 27, 1720; d. WFT Est. 1721-1814.

116.           ii.    NEHEMIAH WYMAN, b. June 25, 1722; d. WFT Est. 1751-1813.

                 iii.    MARY WYMAN, b. July 13, 1724; d. WFT Est. 1725-1818.

                 iv.    FRANCIS WYMAN, b. August 05, 1726; d. WFT Est. 1727-1816.

                 v.    STEPHEN WYMAN, b. August 27, 1732; d. WFT Est. 1733-1822.

 

37.  MARY23 PUTNAM (JOSEPH22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born February 02, 1690/91 in Salem, Massachusetts, and died WFT Est. 1722-1785.  She married BARTHOLOMEW PUTNAM July 06, 1710, son of JAMES PUTNAM and SARAH BROCKLEBANK.

 

More About MARY PUTNAM:

Baptism: April 1692, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

 

Notes for BARTHOLOMEW PUTNAM:

Bartholomew Putnam was a mariner as the following protest shows.

It also throws light upon the dangers to which our early mercantile marine were exposed.

 

Province of the Mafsachusetts  \   Anno Regui Regis Georgii Nune

Bay in New England Efsex co    /   Marine Brittaniae &c Nono.

By this Publique Instrument of - Protest be

it knowne & Manifest to all Christian People

[Seal]              that on the Sixth day of July Anno Dom 1723.

personnally appeared before me Stephen Sewall

Esqr. Notary Publique at my office in Salem

within the County & province aforesd Mr. Nathan Putnam of Salem aforesd. Marriner Lately mate of Capt. Bartholo. Putnam in the Skooner Efsex who Departed this Life at Sea on their pafsage from Jamaica to New England Since which the sd. Nathan Putnam as is Customary in Such Cases was master and Commander in Cheife who for & in the Nature of a protest Did on the Day aforesd. in Salem aforesd. Solemnly Declare make knowne & Averr in Manner following viz That on the 10th day of March 1722/3 they Set Sayle from the Island of Saltateodos Laden with Salt their vefsell being very Leaky bound for New England that on the 12th day of March aforesd. at Night they Sprang thier foremast by reason of which & thier vefsells remaining very Leaky on the 14th they bore up to Jamaica where they arrived the 24th of the Same month & after they had Stpot thier Leaks & Strengthned their mast refitted thier vefsell what was necefsary which they were fore't to doe at a Great Disadvantage by Selling a Considerable parcell of Salt - being at a Low rate there ; on the 24th of April 1723 they Set Sayle from Port Royal in Jamaica bound for Salem in New England & on the 8th of may following in the Lattide of the 21 Degrees North Latt : they unhappily met with Loe the famous pyrate who had 2 Sloops or vefsells under his Command and the Pyrats Carried the Master Batholo. Putnam & 2 of our men on board the vefsell he himselfe was aboard & the rest of us on board the Lefser pyratical vefsell Called the ranger & then the Pyrates went on board our vefsell broke open the Chests Trunks & Ransackt & tooke away what Silver & Gold was aboard that they could find & the Cloths & Every thing Else they See cause beat the master with the Cuttlash & on the 9th of May Dismist us when we made the best of our way to New England on the 23d day of May our Master Capt. Bartholo. Putnam Dyed haveing been Sick from the time they Came out of Jamaica & that on the 5th day of July 1723. they arived at Salem in New England with about twenty Tunn of Salt.

Wherefore I the Notary aforesd. at the motion & request of the sd. Nathan Putnam doe Solemnly protest against the Leakinefs of the vefsell the Springing of the fore mast & their being taken & plundered by the Pyrates to be the Causes & the onely Causes of all the Lofses Damages Delays hindrances Demurrages Mischeives inconveniencies already Suffered & Sustained of hereafter to be Suffered & Sustained. this Done an protested the day & year abovesd.  In Testimonium - veritatis Siguo meo manuali Solito Signavi & S-gillum apposui Rogatus.

 

Stephe Sewall Notry Pubcus

John Gray & Timothy Mackmazza Two of the Crew -

made oath to the truth of the matter of fact Contained

in the foregoeing protest.

Sworne by both July 8th 1723. Curiam

Steph Sewall Just peace

 

On 20 July, 1723, administration on his estate was granted to his father James Putnam and to his brother-in-law, Israel Porter.  The father died shortly afterward and the duties of settling the estate devolved upon James Putnam, jr., who on 29 Dec., 1729, rendered an inventory of the estate.  On 18 June, 1733, Sarah, widow of Israel Porter, is apponited administratrix on this estate and on 29 June, 1733, a division was effected in which Bartholomew, Joseph, William, and Mary, participated.

 

During 1735-1938, the three sons disposed of lands which had come to them from estate of their uncle Nathan.

 

This seems to have been one of the most thrifty of the Putnam families, a trait which has shown itself in many of James Putnam senior's, descendants.

 

 

More About BARTHOLOMEW PUTNAM:

Baptism: October 1688, Salem, Massachusetts

Occupation: mariner

       

Children of MARY PUTNAM and BARTHOLOMEW PUTNAM are:

124.            i.    BARTHOLOMEW24 PUTNAM, b. March 03, 1711/12, Salem, Massachusetts; d. Abt. 1753, Salem, Massachusetts.

125.           ii.    JOSEPH PUTNAM, b. August 01, 1714, Salem, Massachusetts; d. July 09, 1788, Boston, Massachusetts.

126.           iii.    WILLIAM PUTNAM, b. August 01, 1717, Salem, Massachusetts; d. 1749, Boston, Massachusetts.

                 iv.    MARY PUTNAM, b. September 19, 1719; d. WFT Est. 1720-1813.

 

More About MARY PUTNAM:

Baptism: September 20, 1719

 

38.  ELIZABETH23 PUTNAM (JOSEPH22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born April 12, 1695 in Salem, Massachusetts, and died WFT Est. 1748-1790.  She married (1) JONATHAN PUTNAM, JR. February 12, 1714/15, son of JONATHAN PUTNAM and LYDIA POTTER.  She married (2) BENJAMIN HOLTON November 25, 1736, son of BENJAMIN HOLTON and SARAH.  She married (3) EDWARD CARLTON November 07, 1745.

 

More About ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 24, 1694, Salem, Massachusetts

 

Notes for JONATHAN PUTNAM, JR.:

Rev. Jos. Green in his diary make the following entry "Feb. 25, 1714-15, I went to Mrs. Joseph Putnam's and married Jonathan Putnam."

 

 

More About JONATHAN PUTNAM, JR.:

Baptism: May 10, 1691, North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

Burial: Wadsworth Cemetery

Occupation: farmer

 

Notes for BENJAMIN HOLTON:

Elizabeth Putnam was his second wife.

 

 

More About BENJAMIN HOLTON:

Title: Captain

       

Children of ELIZABETH PUTNAM and JONATHAN PUTNAM are:

127.            i.    JONATHAN24 PUTNAM, b. July 13, 1715, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. December 1762, Salem Village, Massachusetts.

                  ii.    DAVID PUTNAM, b. November 07, 1717; d. WFT Est. 1718-1807.

 

Notes for DAVID PUTNAM:

David Putnam, guardian ship to Israel Andrews, granted 3 June, 1732.

 

 

More About DAVID PUTNAM:

Baptism: November 17, 1717, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                 iii.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. November 28, 1719; d. August 08, 1728.

 

More About ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Baptism: June 19, 1720, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                 iv.    AARON PUTNAM, b. December 23, 1721; d. August 04, 1728.

 

More About AARON PUTNAM:

Baptism: December 31, 1721, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                 v.    NATHANIEL PUTNAM, b. December 06, 1723; d. WFT Est. 1724-1813.

 

Notes for NATHANIEL PUTNAM:

Nathaniel Putnam, in 1744, of Boston, chairmaker (Suffolk D. 208-74).  Will dated 16 Jan., 1747 ; proved 1 August, 1748 ; mariner ; mentions sister Mary Cleaves, Elizabeth Cleaves, brother David Putnam.

 

In the will of Nathan (Nathaniel ?) Putnam, mariner, of Salem, the brother of Jonathan (No. 359, Joseph and his brother William Putnam (Nos. 370 & 371) are called "his good friends of Boston."

 

 

 

More About NATHANIEL PUTNAM:

Baptism: December 08, 1723, Salem Village, Massachusetts

Occupation: chairmaker, mariner

Will dated: January 16, 1746/47

Will proved: August 01, 1748

 

                 vi.    MARY PUTNAM, b. February 19, 1725/26; d. WFT Est. 1740-1820; m. WILLIAM CLEAVES, JR., WFT Est. 1740-1773.

 

Notes for MARY PUTNAM:

Guardianship to Nathaniel Brown, 5 December, 1742.

 

 

More About MARY PUTNAM:

Baptism: February 20, 1725/26, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

                vii.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. November 19, 1728; d. WFT Est. 1742-1822; m. CLEAVES, WFT Est. 1742-1775.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Guardianship to Nathaniel Brown, 13 December, 1742 .

 

 

More About ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Baptism: November 24, 1728, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

39.  SARAH23 PUTNAM (JOSEPH22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born September 26, 1697 in Salem, Massachusetts, and died WFT Est. 1713-1791.  She married ELEAZER BROWN WFT Est. 1710-1741, son of HENRY BROWN and HANNAH PUTNAM.

 

More About SARAH PUTNAM:

Baptism: June 26, 1698, Salem, Massachusetts

 

Notes for ELEAZER BROWN:

In 1739 was a party to a deed, "with brother Israel Putnam both of Salem."

 

       

Children of SARAH PUTNAM and ELEAZER BROWN are:

                  i.    MEHITABLE24 BROWN, b. WFT Est. 1713-1739; d. WFT Est. 1719-1822.

 

More About MEHITABLE BROWN:

Baptism: June 21, 1719, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

                  ii.    ELIZABETH BROWN, b. WFT Est. 1713-1739; d. WFT Est. 1719-1822.

 

More About ELIZABETH BROWN:

Baptism: July 30, 1721, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

                 iii.    HANNAH BROWN, b. WFT Est. 1713-1739; d. WFT Est. 1719-1822.

 

More About HANNAH BROWN:

Baptism: January 05, 1723/24, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

                 iv.    JOSEPH BROWN, b. WFT Est. 1713-1739; d. WFT Est. 1733-1820; m. TOWNE, WFT Est. 1733-1778.

 

More About JOSEPH BROWN:

Baptism: October 09, 1726, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

                 v.    WILLIAM BROWN, b. WFT Est. 1713-1739; d. WFT Est. 1719-1820.

 

More About WILLIAM BROWN:

Baptism: November 14, 1731, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

                 vi.    MARY BROWN, b. WFT Est. 1713-1739; d. WFT Est. 1719-1822.

 

More About MARY BROWN:

Baptism: November 14, 1731, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

                vii.    ELEAZER BROWN, b. WFT Est. 1713-1739; d. WFT Est. 1719-1820.

 

More About ELEAZER BROWN:

Baptism: February 24, 1733/34, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

               viii.    ASA BROWN, b. WFT Est. 1713-1739; d. WFT Est. 1719-1820.

 

More About ASA BROWN:

Baptism: May 09, 1736, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

                 ix.    SARAH BROWN, b. WFT Est. 1713-1739; d. WFT Est. 1719-1822.

 

More About SARAH BROWN:

Baptism: September 24, 1738, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

                 x.    REBECCA BROWN, b. WFT Est. 1713-1739; d. WFT Est. 1719-1822.

 

More About REBECCA BROWN:

Baptism: August 16, 1741, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

40.  WILLIAM23 PUTNAM (JOSEPH22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born February 08, 1699/00 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died May 19, 1729.  He married ELIZABETH PUTNAM January 30, 1729/30 in Salem, Massachusetts, daughter of JAMES PUTNAM and SARAH BROCKLEBANK.

 

Notes for WILLIAM PUTNAM:

William is the only one of the Thomas branch known to be buried in the wadsworth Cemetery, and his grave is close by that of his son, Archelaus.

 

 

More About WILLIAM PUTNAM:

Baptism: July 14, 1700, North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

Burial: Wadsworth Cemetery

 

More About ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Baptism: August 04, 1700, Salem Village, Massachusetts

Cause of Death: apoplexy

       

Children of WILLIAM PUTNAM and ELIZABETH PUTNAM are:

128.            i.    ELIZABETH24 PUTNAM, b. Abt. May 1726; d. March 30, 1759.

129.           ii.    SARAH PUTNAM, b. Abt. December 1728; d. WFT Est. 1758-1822.

 

41.  RACHEL23 PUTNAM (JOSEPH22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born August 07, 1702, and died WFT Est. 1754-1797.  She married JOHN LEACH January 15, 1723/24.

 

Notes for RACHEL PUTNAM:

 

 

 

More About RACHEL PUTNAM:

Baptism: September 27, 1702, North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

       

Children of RACHEL PUTNAM and JOHN LEACH are:

                  i.    JOHN24 LEACH, b. October 11, 1724; d. WFT Est. 1725-1814.

                  ii.    GENGER LEACH, b. February 01, 1726/27; d. WFT Est. 1728-1821.

                 iii.    ELIZABETH LEACH, b. February 15, 1728/29; d. WFT Est. 1730-1823.

                 iv.    ASA LEACH, b. August 15, 1731; d. WFT Est. 1732-1821.

                 v.    NATHAN LEACH, b. March 13, 1732/33; d. WFT Est. 1734-1823.

                 vi.    JONATHAN LEACH, b. March 20, 1734/35; d. WFT Est. 1736-1825.

                vii.    TIMOTHY LEACH, b. December 06, 1737; d. WFT Est. 1738-1827.

               viii.    HULDAH LEACH, b. July 29, 1740; d. WFT Est. 1741-1834.

                 ix.    JOSEPH LEACH, b. September 28, 1743; d. WFT Est. 1744-1833.

                 x.    SAMUEL LEACH, b. June 16, 1752; d. WFT Est. 1753-1842.

 

42.  ANNE23 PUTNAM (JOSEPH22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born April 26, 1705, and died WFT Est. 1742-1800.  She married JETHRO PUTNAM April 14, 1726, son of JAMES PUTNAM and SARAH BROCKLEBANK.

 

Notes for ANNE PUTNAM:

Married 14 April, 1726, Jethro Putnam (No 153).  She survived her husband who died in 1751.

 

 

More About ANNE PUTNAM:

Baptism: June 24, 1705, North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

 

Notes for JETHRO PUTNAM:

Jethro Putnam lived on the old Putnam place, now Oak Knoll.  In 1730, his name stood tenth on the tax list for the Village.  Although holding a good position and good property he seems not to have taken much part in public affairs.

 

His will is dated 24 January, and was proved 18 Feb., 1750-1.  In it he mentions his wife, his daughter Huldah Flint, his daughter Rebecca, under eighteen years of age, and son Enoch.

 

 

More About JETHRO PUTNAM:

Baptism: May 02, 1702, Salem Village, Massachusetts

Will dated: January 24, 1750/51

Will proved: February 18, 1750/51

       

Children of ANNE PUTNAM and JETHRO PUTNAM are:

130.            i.    HULDAH24 PUTNAM, b. Abt. April 1727, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. May 01, 1802.

131.           ii.    ENOCH PUTNAM, b. February 18, 1731/32, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. Abt. 1796, Danvers, Massachusetts.

132.           iii.    REBECCA PUTNAM, b. September 05, 1736, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1775-1831.

                 iv.    NANNY PUTNAM, b. Abt. February 1738/39, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1740-1833.

 

Notes for NANNY PUTNAM:

Nanny Putnam probably died young.

 

 

More About NANNY PUTNAM:

Baptism: February 18, 1738/39

 

43.  DAVID23 PUTNAM, SR. (JOSEPH22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born October 25, 1707 in Salem Village, Massaxhusetts, and died 1768.  He married REBEECA PERLEY November 24, 1728, daughter of THOMAS PERLEY and SARAH OSGOOD.

 

Notes for DAVID PUTNAM, SR.:

Colonel David Putnam was one of the most prominent men in Danvers for over fifty years.  He was not only influential in town and parish affairs but known throughout the colony as a dashing cavalry officer. Colonel Timothy Pickering was accustomed to mention among the recollections of his boyhood that "David Putnam rode the best horse in the Province."

 

For many years the inhabitants of Salem Village had been petitioning the General Court to set them off as a separate town and in these attempts David Putnam sided with the popular party.  In 1752, they partially gained their point and David and James Putnam are among the subscribers to a petition to Daniel Eppes, Esq., for calling the first town meeting in the district of Danvers, 18 Feb., 1752.  This meeting was held on the 4th of March, and Lt. David was chosen one of the highway surveyors, an important office in a new town.  Previous to the separation he had held various offices in the old town.

 

In 1751, he was selectman of Salem from the Village and doubtless did much to influence the town to consent to the separation.

 

In 1753, he was chosen selectman of Danvers and in 1757 was one of a committee of five to regulate the grammer school.  Hardly a year passed but that he held some one or another town office, being at various times selectman, surveyor of highways, tythingman, overseer of the poor, warden, and on special committees.  He was last taxed in 1767, his estate was taxed in 1768, and his will proved in 1769.

 

This will is an interesting document ; by it he provided for his son William, his daughters Lucy, Mehetable Sparhawk, and Eunice, then gives the remainder to his sons Joseph and Israel leaving it to them to divid, they to furnish their youngest brother, Jesse, with the means to carry him through college.

 

The terms of the will were fulfilled in every particular and tradition states that when Joseph and Israel came to divid the property each had chosen that which the other did not want.  This property comprised the estate now known as the General Israel Putnam place, the Colonel Jesse place, about fifty acres, now owned by the state, included in the Insane Hospital grounds, and the houses of Eben S. Flint, Eben Jackson, Mrs. Daniel Verry, Mrs. Julia A. Philbrick, and the schoolhouse grounds.

 

The section known as the Colonel Jesse estate fell to Joseph and the part known as the General Israel place fell to Israel.

 

The sword carried by Colonel David Putnam long remained in the hands of his descendants and never left the homestead until presented on the 19 May, 1890, by Granville B. Putnam, Esq., to the Danvers Historical Society.

 

The ancient homestead in Danvers has been occupied by successive generations of David Putnam, "the lion-hearted Lieutenant of the King's troops," as he has well been called.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About DAVID PUTNAM, SR.:

Baptism: October 26, 1707, North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

Title: Colonel

 

Notes for REBEECA PERLEY:

Daughter of Thomas ans Sarah (Osgoog) Perley of Boxford.

 

       

Children of DAVID PUTNAM and REBEECA PERLEY are:

133.            i.    WILLIAM24 PUTNAM, b. Abt. March 1729/30, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. July 07, 1807.

                  ii.    ALLEN PUTNAM, b. 1732, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1759.

 

More About ALLEN PUTNAM:

Baptism: April 04, 1734, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

134.           iii.    LUCY PUTNAM, b. April 1732, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. July 20, 1818, Marietta, Ohio.

                 iv.    MEHITABLE PUTNAM, b. 1734, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1748-1828; m. EDWARD PERKINS SPARHAWK, WFT Est. 1747-1778.

 

Notes for MEHITABLE PUTNAM:

Mehitabel, in History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, is said to have married Laban Harriman, a Quaker and to have had a child, Mehitabel, b. 20 Sept., 1762 ; married 1789 John Abrams of Sanbornton.  He was born in Amesbury, 5 March 1766.  This must refer to some other Mehitable, though whom, I know not.  (See No. 280.)

 

 

More About MEHITABLE PUTNAM:

Baptism: March 13, 1736/37, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

More About EDWARD PERKINS SPARHAWK:

Title: Reverend

 

135.           v.    JOSEPH PUTNAM, b. September 23, 1739, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. March 09, 1818, Danvers, Massachusetts.

136.          vi.    ISRAEL PUTNAM, b. June 29, 1742, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. February 23, 1825, Danvers, Massachusetts.

                vii.    EUNICE PUTNAM, b. 1745, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1746-1839.

 

Notes for EUNICE PUTNAM:

Eunice Putnam died young.

 

 

More About EUNICE PUTNAM:

Baptism: April 28, 1745, Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

               viii.    DAVID PUTNAM, b. 1747, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1766.

137.          ix.    EUNICE PUTNAM, b. 1751, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. November 26, 1846.

138.           x.    JESSE PUTNAM, b. January 08, 1754, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. April 14, 1837, Boston, Massachusetts.

 

44.  EUNICE23 PUTNAM (JOSEPH22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born April 13, 1710, and died February 02, 1787.  She married THOMAS PERLEY September 20, 1731, son of THOMAS PERLEY and SARAH OSGOOD.

 

More About EUNICE PUTNAM:

Baptism: April 18, 1710, North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

       

Children of EUNICE PUTNAM and THOMAS PERLEY are:

                  i.    HULDAH24 PERLEY, b. February 13, 1731/32; d. WFT Est. 1746-1826; m. JOSHUA CLEAVES, WFT Est. 1746-1779.

                  ii.    REBECCA PERLEY, b. January 12, 1733/34; d. August 22, 1813.

                 iii.    ISRAEL PERLEY, b. July 02, 1738; d. WFT Est. 1755-1828; m. ELIZABETH MOORES, WFT Est. 1755-1788.

                 iv.    MARY PERLEY, b. June 04, 1741; d. WFT Est. 1755-1835; m. JOHN PEABODY, WFT Est. 1755-1788.

                 v.    OLIVE PERLEY, b. July 30, 1743; d. WFT Est. 1744-1837.

                 vi.    THOMAS PERLEY, b. June 19, 1746; d. WFT Est. 1763-1836; m. SARAH WOOD, WFT Est. 1763-1796.

                vii.    ENOCH PERLEY, b. May 19, 1749; d. WFT Est. 1766-1839; m. ANNA FLINT, WFT Est. 1766-1799.

               viii.    AARON PERLEY, b. September 18, 1755; d. WFT Est. 1756-1845.

 

45.  HULDAH23 PUTNAM (JOSEPH22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born November 29, 1717, and died WFT Est. 1740-1811.  She married FRANCIS PERLEY July 19, 1734, son of JACOB PERLEY and LYDIA PEABODY.

 

More About HULDAH PUTNAM:

Baptism: June 30, 1717, North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

       

Child of HULDAH PUTNAM and FRANCIS PERLEY is:

                  i.    WILLIAM24 PERLEY, b. February 11, 1734/35; d. March 29, 1812; m. SARAH CLARK, WFT Est. 1752-1785.

 

Notes for WILLIAM PERLEY:

Captain William Perley commanded a company at Lexington and Bunker Hill.

 

 

More About WILLIAM PERLEY:

Title: Captain

 

46.  ISRAEL23 PUTNAM (JOSEPH22, THOMAS21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born January 07, 1717/18 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died May 29, 1790 in Brooklyn, Connecticut.  He married (1) HANNAH POPE July 19, 1739 in Salem Village, daughter of JOSEPH POPE and MEHITABLE PUTNAM.  He married (2) DEBORAH LOTHROP June 03, 1767, daughter of SAMUEL LOTHROP and DEBROAH CROW.

 

Notes for ISRAEL PUTNAM:

General Israel Putnam was born in a house which is still standing on its original site, near the eastern base of Hathorne or Asylum hill, in Danvers, Massachusetts.  It has several times been enlarged and is still in an excellent state of preservation.  Its first proprietor was his grandfather Thomas, who left it to his youngest son Joseph.

The ancestry of the future soldier patriot, in various lines, is thus seen to have been of Essex County stock.  His later boyhood was probably spent in Boxford, Massachusetts, at the home of his step-father, Captain Thomas Perley, while yet he would be a frequent visitor at the Putnam house in Danvers.  His early education was defective, partly because school advantages were then very meagre in the rural district in which he passed his youth, and partly, no doubt, because his strong natural inclinations were for farming and active out-of-door life, rather that for books and sedentary occupations.  Robust and full of energy, he was as a boy given to sports, and to feats of strenght and daring ; and numerous trustworthy traditions of his courageous exploits in those days have been handed down in the old home from then until now, somewhat prophetic of his more extraordinary prowess and achievements in maturer years.

Having attained an age when he would care for a share of his father's farm, he returned to Danvers and settled upon the portion set off to him, and here built a small house, the cellar of which yet remains.  The spot is still pointed out, not far from that of his nativity, where stood the humble habitation in which for a brief period the young couple dwelt, and in which their first child, Israel, was born.  Shortly afterward, they removed to Pomfret, Connecticut, borne on by the continued tide of emigration that had already carried a large number of settlers into the eastern part of that state from towns about Massachusetts bay.  There at lenght he was the head of a numerous family of children, some of whom removed to other parts of New England or to the west, their descendants being now widely scattered aboard through the country.

In 1739, Israel, and his brother-in-law, John Pope, bought of Gov. Jonathan Belcher, a tract of land of about five hundred acres, of which he became sole owner in 1741.  It was part of a large district known as the "Mortlake Manor," which, while it had special privileges of its own, was included in the territory that in 1786 was detached from Pomfret and erected into a separate and distinct township under the name of Brooklyn.  Certain foundation stones, and a well and pear tree, have long marked the place where our brave pioneer built for himself his first house in Connecticut.  Here was the family home, until larger accommodations were required, when he built the plain, but more commodious and comfortable house to which the domestic scene was transferred and in which many years afterward the old hero died.  This, with its narrow chamber in which he breathed his last, is still standing and is an object of great interest with patriot-pilgrims who year after year visit it from afar.  From the outset, his foudness for agriculture and horticultural pursuits was conspicuously shown in the vigorous way in which he subdued and cultivated his land, and introduced into pomfret and its neighborhood all its best varieties of fruit trees, while it is chiefly due to his taste, sagacity, and enterprising spirit that were planted the long lines of ornamental trees which have graced the streets and added so much to the beauty of Brooklyn.  Although at first the exemptions which the owner of Mortlake Manor enjoyed created a jealousy among the inhabitants of Pomfret and rather estranged him from participation in their affairs, yet his sterling worth was early recognized and his public spirit became more and more manifest.  He was among the foremost in establishing good schools in the town and did not fail to ensure to his sons and daughters a higher education than he had received himself.  Before he entered upon his military career, he joined other leading settlers in a library association which had a marked effect in developing a love of raeding among the people and in elevating their general charactor.  He was not only a thrifty and highly prosperous farmer, but, from first to last, he was also an earnest and helpful friend of all the best interests of the little, but growing colony.

The familiar story of his entering the wolf-den, together with the accounts of his many other bold adventures in his earlier manhood, needs not to be repeated in this brief sketch of his life.  The late Honorable Samuel Putnam, a native of Danvers and Judge of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, wrote, in a letter to Colonel Perley Putnam of Salem, Massachusetts, July 16, 1834 :- "I was once in his house in Brooklyn where he treated me with great hospitality.  He showed me the place where he followed a wolf into a cave and shot it, and he gave me a great many anecdotes of the war in which he had been engaged before the Revolution, tracing the remarkable events upon a map."

In 1755, there was a call upon the New England colonies and New York for a large military force for the relief of Crown Point and the regions about Lake George, where the French had gained a strong foothold.  The quota from Connecticut was to consist of a thousand soldiers.  Though it would require him to leave behind a large property and a numerous family, Putnam was prompt and quick to respond to the summons.  Brave, energetic and popular, he was at once appointed to the command of a company, which he soon succeeded in recruiting for Lyman's regiment, under the supreme command of General William Johnson of New York.  He received his "first baptism of fire and blood" in the unsuccessful encounter of Col. Ephraim Williams and his twelve hundred men with the enemy under Baron Dieskau, in the forests between Fort Edward and Lake George.  This defeat of the provincials was soon followed by a brilliant victory, in honor of which Johnson built a fort, Named William Henry, on the spot where it was won. The autumn of 1755 was spent in constructing defences and in opening means of communication between different parts of the immediate country. As winter approached, most of the men returned to their homes, but enough remained to garrison the fortresses.  Putnam's regiment was disbanded with the rest, and he himself returned to Pomfret to spend the season with his family.  The next year witnessed a renewal of the campaign, the entire forces being under the command of General Abercrombie.  Putnam was reappointed as captain, to serve as before in Lyman's regiment.  During the service which he rendered in all this war against the French and their Canadian and Indian allies, he acquired a great reputation as a soldier and hero, by his dauntless spirit and marvellous deeds.  These, taken in connection with his many perilous exposures, severe hardships, and hairbreadth escapes, gained for him swift and repeated honors from the Legislature of his adopted state, and made him immensely popular with all classes of his countrymen.  The accounts of them, as given more or less fully by his biographers, Humphreys, Peabody, Cutter Hill and various others, are no doubt exaggerated in some particulars.  General Rufus Putnam, who was a soldier in the Massachusetts contingent, kept a diary which has been printed and which corroborates Humphreys'narrative. But enough is true to warrant the fame and distinction that were then and subsequently accorded to him in abundant measure.  In 1757, he was promoted to be major.  He had previously connected himself with the famous band of rangers, whose chief was the notorious Major Robert Rogers.  Near the time of the outbreak of the revolution, this remarkable hunter, scouter and roving adventurer, notwithstanding all his ardent promises and professions of loyalty and devotion to the cause of the colonies, went over to the British and received from them an appointment as colonel.  His volume of "Journals" makes but very few and slight allusions to Putnam, who on one occasion had saved his life and who had borne so conspicuous a part with in their hard and hazardous campaigning; and this circumstance, together with the fact that some of his friends and apologists grew to be virulent defamers of his gallant comrade, makes it quite evident that no very strong tie of trust or affection united the two.  Putnam could hardly have had much confidence in such a strange and lawless man as Rogers, and Rogers must have found little that was congenial to him in such a true-hearted and straight-forward man as Putnam, whatever they may have had in common as free and fearless rangers.  Here, in this capacity, they were still, as Colonel Humphreys says, "associated in traversing the wilderness, reconnoitering the enemy's lines, gaining intelligence and taking straggling prisoners, as well as in beating up the quarters and surprising the advanced pickets of their army."

On the 3rd of August, 1757, Montcalm, the French commander, arriving with a large force from Ticonderoga, laid siege to Fort William Henry, whose surrender after six days was followed by a dreadful massacre of the garrison.  Putnam had vainly endeavored to procure magazine of Fort Edward, amidst the terrible conflagration that visited it, was one of the numerous daring deeds which he accomplished.  His descent of the falls of the Hudson, at Fort Miller, and his happy escape from a strong party of Indians who fired at him incessantly as he skilfully steered his bateau down the dangerous rapids, was another of his Characteristic achievements, which made his savage foes think that he was under the special protection and smile of the Great Spirit.  Yet he was not so successful in escaping their barbarities, when once he was in their power.  For it was about the same time, in 1758, that, in one of the forest expeditions in which he and Rogers and five hundred men were engaged, they took him prisoner and subjected him to the most brutal treatment.  Judge Putnam's letter, which we have already quoted, states that they tied him to a tree to be put to death according to their custom under such circumstances, and then goes on to say : "They threw their tomahawks into the tree by the side of his head,  and after amusing themselves in this way for some time, they lighted up the fire, and danced and yelled around him.  When they were thus engaged, one of the tribe, a chief, who had been once a prisoner of Putnam and treated kindly by him, arrived on the spot, and, recognizing his friend in their intended victim, immediately released him from impending slaughter. General Putnam said that their gestures in the dance were so inexpressibly ridiculous that he could not forbear laughing.  I expressed som surprise that he mildly replied that his composure had no merit, that it was constitutional ; and said that he had never felt bodily fear.  I can as easily credit that assertion as that one Gouvereur Morris made of him- self, viz.: that he never felt embarrassed by the presence of any one whomsoever, in his life ; and I am inclined to think that both of them spoke the truth concerning their own sensations."  The wounds which these cowardly savages inflicted upon the fearless but helpless suffer left scars which he long afterward carried with him to the grave.  The almost incredible outrages and tortures which they perpetrated upon him were not brought to an end by the cutting of the cord that bound him to the tree, but were still continued, in other forms, all the while they marched him through a rugged country to Ticonderoga and thence to Montreal.  There Colonel Peter Schuyler, who had been held a prisoner in that city, hearing of his miserable condition, hastened to his rescue, supplied him with clothing and other necessities, and managed to procure his release.  Putnam's tenth and last child was born afterward and he named it in grateful honor of this noble friend and benefavtor.  Nor was this the only kindness which the generous man rendered at this juncture. Among those whom the Indians had made captives was a Mrs. Howe, whose first and second husbands the redman had murdered and the story of those wretched lot under her inhuman masters is familiar to American readers. Schuyler paid the price of her ransom and entrusted her to the care of Putnam, who, on his return, safely conducted her beyond the reach of her persecutors.

In pursuance of a plan of 1759, to expel the French from their American possessions, General Wolfe was to lead an expedition against Quebec, General Prideaux one against Fort Niagara, and General Amherst another against Ticonderoga and Crown Point.  Putnam, who who now had been raised to the rank of lieutenant colonel, was with Amherst and assisted hin in the reduction of both the objects or places of his meditated attack, being subsequently employed at Crown Point in strengthening its defences.  In 1760, the British having captured Quebec, Amherst projected another expedition against Montreal, in which Putnam again accompanied him and rendered important service.  The city, without resistance, capitulated at the formidable approach, and Canada was soon lost foreber to the French.  In 1762, the conquerors turned their attention to the French and Spanish possessions in the West Indies, France and Spain having entered into a coalition with each other. Martinique and the Caribbees were taken, and a naval force of ten thousand men arrived, half of the number being a regiment from Connecticut under the command of General Lyman.  Putnam was with him as on previous occasions, and was ere long placed at the head of the regiment from his own state, Lyman being appointed to take charge of the whole body of these provincial troops. The former had been cool and courageous during a fearful gale which had been encountered at sea, and on reaching shore he was busy and efficient in constructing accommodations for the soldiers.  In due time the British Commander, Albemarle, besieged one of the strong fortresses of Havana and stormed the city, which finally surrendered, and with it a large part of Cuba

 

 

Genral Putnam's Cane

Contributed by Miss Annie E. Tucker

 

Smoewhere about the year 1762 General Putnam was srolling through the streets of Havana when he came upon a Spanish planter unmercifully beating a slave with a stout East Indian bamboo cane.  The Putnam blood boiled at the Castilian's brutality, and nor pausing to consider that he was alone in the streets of a foreign city and perfectly defenceless, the general (although of course this was long before he recieved his commission) strode up to the Spaniard and seized the cane from his hands.  In an istant a mob of infuriated Cubans attacked Putnam, and he, finding safety lay in flight, took to his heels and succeeded in reaching his ship before the mob could harm him.  He kept the cane, and, what was more, the Spaniard's slave as well, for the poor creature followed him and begged so hard to be taken aboard the ship and be allowed to serve his preserver, that Putnam told him to come along and promised that all the Spaniards in Cuba should not molest him.  He took the slave and cane home to Salem with him and thence to his house in Pomfret where the man served him faithfully as a body servant until 1790 when the old general died.  Mention is made of the cane in the old general's diary, 3 October, 1789.  "Walked out today supported by my Havana cane, which is a necessity in my present infirmity, and which I never carry without a remembrance of that day when I seized it."

The cane was bequeathed to the old slave at his master's death, and he used to stump proudly about the town as long as he lived leaning upon "Massa Putnam's cane."  It afterward became the property of the general's great grandson, and then was presented to a member of the Norwich Morning Bulletin Editorial staff, I understood.

 

 

More About ISRAEL PUTNAM:

Baptism: February 02, 1717/18, North Parish, Danvers, Massachusetts

Burial: June 01, 1790

Cause of Death: inflammatory disease

Title: Major-General

 

More About HANNAH POPE:

Baptism: September 03, 1721

 

Notes for DEBORAH LOTHROP:

She died at General Putnam's Headquarters at Fishkill on the Hudson.

 

 

More About DEBORAH LOTHROP:

Burial: Beverly Robinson's family vault

       

Children of ISRAEL PUTNAM and HANNAH POPE are:

139.            i.    ISRAEL24 PUTNAM, b. January 28, 1739/40, Danvers, Massachusetts; d. March 07, 1812, Belpre, Ohio.

                  ii.    DAVID PUTNAM, b. March 10, 1741/42, Pomfret, Connecticut; d. WFT Est. 1743-1832.

 

Notes for DAVID PUTNAM:

David Putnam died young.

 

 

140.           iii.    HANNAH PUTNAM, b. August 25, 1744, Pomfret, Connecticut; d. April 03, 1821.

                 iv.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. March 20, 1746/47, Pomfret, Connecticut; d. WFT Est. 1748-1841.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Elizabeth Putnam died young.

 

 

141.           v.    MEHITABLE PUTNAM, b. October 21, 1749, Pomfret, Connecticut; d. November 28, 1789.

142.          vi.    MARY PUTNAM, b. May 10, 1753, Pomfret, Connecticut; d. WFT Est. 1798-1848.

143.          vii.    EUNICE PUTNAM, b. January 10, 1756, Pomfret, Connecticut; d. June 27, 1799.

144.         viii.    DANIEL PUTNAM, b. November 18, 1759, Pomfret, Connecticut; d. April 30, 1831, Pomfret, Connecticut.

                 ix.    DAVID PUTNAM, b. October 14, 1761, Pomfret, Connecticut; d. WFT Est. 1762-1851.

145.           x.    PETER SCHUYLER PUTNAM, b. December 31, 1764, Pomfret, Connecticut; d. September 1827.

 

47.  ELIZABETH23 PUTNAM (JOHN22, NATHANIEL21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born September 26, 1680, and died WFT Est. 1720-1775.  She married (1) JOHN PHELPS March 12, 1700/01, son of JOHN PHELPS and ABIGAIL PHELPS.  She married (2) JOHN DEAL January 31, 1715/16.

       

Children of ELIZABETH PUTNAM and JOHN PHELPS are:

                  i.    ELIZABETH24 PHELPS, b. 1702; d. WFT Est. 1703-1796.

                  ii.    MARY PHELPS, b. 17063; d. WFT Est. 1707-1800.

                 iii.    JOHN PHELPS, b. July 08, 1709, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1710-1799.

                 iv.    NATHANIEL PHELPS, b. October 22, 1714; d. WFT Est. 1715-1804.

 

48.  SAMUEL23 PUTNAM (JOHN22, NATHANIEL21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born November 05, 1684 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died December 20, 1753 in Sudbury, Massachusetts.  He married MARY LEACH October 19, 1709 in Salem, Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN LEACH and ELIZABETH FLINT.

 

Notes for SAMUEL PUTNAM:

Samuel Putnam was at one time a large land owner and prosperous farmer in Danvers, but having become surety for a friend was obliged to surrender his property, except a small farm in Sudbury, in order to meet this endorsement.  On this Sudbury farm he spent the remainder of his days.  His grandson, John Putnam, stated, in 1833 that Samuel was a short thick-set man.  He remembers him well.

 

"December 20, 1753.  This day between ten and eleven at night Died Mr. Samuel Putnam of a fevef taken on Monday night, @ 66." (Ancient diary kept by a Sudbury gentleman.)

 

"Hanna ye wife and Samuel the son of John Putnam jr., baptized.

 

 

More About SAMUEL PUTNAM:

Baptism: February 08, 1684/85, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

Cause of Death: fever

Occupation: farmer

 

Notes for MARY LEACH:

Daughter of John and Elizabeth (Flint) Leach

 

       

Children of SAMUEL PUTNAM and MARY LEACH are:

                  i.    SAMUEL24 PUTNAM, b. February 24, 1711/12, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1729-1802; m. MARY PRATT, WFT Est. 1729-1762.

 

Notes for SAMUEL PUTNAM:

Perhaps the Samuel who was taxed in Framingham, 1737.  Framingham records say "Samuel Putnam, married 27 July, 1748, Mary Pratt of Framingham.  There was also a Samuel Putnam who went from Sudbury to Crown Point in 1756.

 

 

146.           ii.    JOHN PUTNAM, b. October 08, 1715, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. April 1762, Oswego.

147.           iii.    DANIEL PUTNAM, b. November 27, 1717, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. December 15, 1753, Sudbury, Massachusetts.

                 iv.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. December 02, 1719, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1733-1813; m. ROBBINS, WFT Est. 1733-1766.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

 

 

 

More About ELIZABETH PUTNAM:

Baptism: September 10, 1721

 

                 v.    HANNAH PUTNAM, b. July 07, 1722, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1723-1816.

 

More About HANNAH PUTNAM:

Baptism: December 16, 1722

 

                 vi.    NATHAN PUTNAM, b. June 07, 1725, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1726-1815.

 

More About NATHAN PUTNAM:

Baptism: September 05, 1725

 

                vii.    MARY PUTNAM, b. February 13, 1728/29, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1743-1823; m. WHITCOMB, WFT Est. 1743-1776.

 

Notes for MARY PUTNAM:

Married ________ Whitcomb, of Bolton, where they settled and had a small family.

 

 

More About MARY PUTNAM:

Baptism: February 23, 1727/28

 

49.  JOSIAH23 PUTNAM (JOHN22, NATHANIEL21, JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born October 29, 1686 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and died July 05, 1762 in Danvers, Massachusetts.  He married RUTH HUTCHINSON WFT Est. 1705-1735, daughter of JOSEPH HUTCHINSON and ELIZABETH SWINNERTON.

 

Notes for JOSIAH PUTNAM:

Josiah Putnam and his wife were received into the church 10 Dec., 1727.  He is styled "Yeoman" and seems not to have taken much part in town affairs.  He lived in a house built after 1714.

 

Josiah Putnam's will mentions his wife Ruth, sons Josiah, Enos, Asa, daughters Ruth and Elizabeth.

 

 

More About JOSIAH PUTNAM:

Admitted Church: December 10, 1727

Will dated: June 08, 1762

Will proved: September 02, 1766

 

More About RUTH HUTCHINSON:

Admitted Church: December 10, 1727

       

Children of JOSIAH PUTNAM and RUTH HUTCHINSON are:

148.            i.    ASA24 PUTNAM, b. July 31, 1714, Danvers, Massachusetts; d. 1795, Danvers, Massachusetts.

                  ii.    ENOS PUTNAM, b. October 06, 1716, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. 1780, Salem Village, Massachusetts; m. SARAH GOLDTHWAITE, May 05, 1774.

 

Notes for ENOS PUTNAM:

Enos Putnam not known to have any children.  Elected constable 19 March, 1767, which seems to have been his only public office.  His name is on the Danvers tax lists from 1752 to 1773, after which date the list are missing.  There was an Enos Putnam in Captain John Putnam's Company, which marched to Lexington, April 19, 1775.