ARKANSAS

CENSUS REPORTS

1830 - 1910

 

UPDATED JANUARY 11, 2013

 

Arkansas was included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and settlers first began coming into the area. Much land was opened up as bounty lands for service in the War of 1812 and many more people, including many Putmans, took advantage of the low land prices to settle in the area. Arkansas was separated from Missouri and became a Territory in 1819. It then included all of Oklahoma. On June 15, 1836 Arkansas became the 25th state. It seceded from the Union in 1861 and was readmitted in 1868.

 

The following is a listing of Putman and Putnam families that are found in the Arkansas Census Reports from 1830 to 1920. There was no census taken prior to 1830 and that was a territorial one, the first Federal State census was taken in 1840.

 

In the 1830 and 1840 census both males and females are listed 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, etc. From 1850 on names, ages and states of birth are shown.

 

 

ARKANSAS 1830 CENSUS

 

In 1830 there was only one Putman/Putnam family listed. That was:

 

SAMUEL PUTNAM  Crawford County

He is from the New England branch. He is a son of Nathan Putnam and Dorothy Whitney from Sudbury, Massachusetts. Samuel was born in Sudbury on June 19, 1781. He married Mary Whitman there on August 15, 1806. He served in the War of 1812 in Washington County New York. He then seems to have moved with his father, Nathan, to Lexington, Kentucky right after the War, and then was in Missouri (of which Arkansas was a part then) around 1814-1816 and in 1819 was given a land grant in Arkansas for his service in the 1812 fighting. He arrived in Arkansas in 1819 while it was just a territory, but was there earlier (the 1814-16 date). It is stated that he was in Missouri, but prior to 1819 all of Arkansas was Arkansas County Missouri. Samuel and Mary will remain near Fort Smith for the rest of their lives. Mary Whitman Putnam died there in 1846 and Samuel Putnam died there in 1847. His line goes back Samuel > Nathan > John > Samuel > John > Nathaniel > John Putnam from England.

 

 

ARKANSAS 1840 CENSUS

 

In the 1840 census both males and females are listed 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, etc.

 

SAMUEL PUTNAM  Upper Township, Crawford County

The various state tax lists from 1830 to 1840 indicated both a Samuel junior and a Samuel Senior, living in Upper Township. Sam junior died in 1837, Sam Senior will die in 1847. This listing is 01110001 – 0020001. Their kids will be here in 1850.

 

REDING PUTMAN  Prairie Township, Washington County

The listing is 0111001 – 000000011. He’s my great great grandfather. Reading was born in South Carolina on April 20, 1792. He was a son of Daniel Putman and Prudence Skelton. The older woman is his mother Prudence. He moved with the family to Kentucky, and then Indiana where his dad died in 1816. He married Stacy Combs and moved to Illinois. He fought in the Black Hawk War there, and got ‘Bounty Lands’ in Arkansas for his service. Stacy died in 1827. He then married a widow, Phebe Marsh Stelle, in 1829. She is with him now. They first appeared in the 1837 tax list along with his brother William, but were here about 1836. Reding will be here till he dies in 1865. Phebe will hang in till 1884 when she is 84 years old. This line goes back Reding > Daniel > Barnet > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas >Thomas Putnam from England.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  West Fork Township, Washington County

The listing is 2121101 – 0011001. Reding's older brother William and his family. William was born in Anderson, South Carolina March 15, 1796. He married Alla Bridges in Gibson County Indiana in 1817. They went to Illinois in 1823 with Reding and then down here in 1836. He is a school teacher as he was in Illinois and Indiana. William will die here June 16, 1862. Alla will go with a daughter to Indiana and then to Kansas where she will die August 12, 1887. This line is the same as Reding’s.

 

 

ARKANSAS 1850 CENSUS

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Upper Township, Crawford County

John Whitman Putnam is listed as 30 years old, born in Missouri (in what is now Arkansas, but was in Missouri then). John is a son of Samuel Putnam and Mary Whitman from here and Massachusetts before that. Also here is his brother Nathan 25 AR, Mary Oliphant 14 AR (daughter of his sister Caroline Oliphant), Susan Richardson 28 AR (his widowed sister), and the following Richardson kids, James 12 AR, Sarah 10 AR, Henry 8 AR, Jonah 6 AR, David 3 AR, and a son 6 months. There is Elizabeth McDonald 34 KY and three kids: Samuel 13 AR, John 11 AR and Lucy 8/12 AR. Elizabeth McDonald is another of John’s sisters. She married Alan McDonald. Then, shortly John will marry Elizabeth Gould Richardson, and they are here in 1860. He will die in 1862 and Elizabeth will marry for the third time and be here with some kids and her husband August Smith.

 

EMILY PUTNAM  Upper Township, Crawford County

There is a blank line above Emily's name. Nathan should have been listed here and not above with his brother. Emily Meeks was his wife. Emily 17 MO, William T. 5 months AR, Safron Oliphant 8 AR (niece) and two laborers William Walker and William Hazen both from KY. Nathan is John's brother. Nathan and Emily will be heading out to California soon, and be in Los Angeles in the 1852 State Census. They will remain there. Then in the next listing is a Barrington family. Jane Barrington is another child of Samuel Putnam and Mary Whitman. The listing is James C. Barrington 23 KY, Jane 35 KY and she has 5 Thayer kids from her first marriage to Benjamin Thayer, Margaret 15 AR, Mary 13 AR, John W. 9 AR, Nathan 7 AR and Susan F. 4 TX.

 

NANCY PUTMAN  Mulberry Township, Franklin County

Nancy is listed as 43 born in KY. With her is a group of children: John 16 AR, Mary J. 14 AR, Jasper H. 11 AR, Ally F. 7 AR. All of the children are listed as Bourlands and not Putmans. Also there is William Reeves 56. Franklin County lies between Crawford and Johnson Counties. I do not know who her deceased husband was. She will be here still in 1860 and Ally is then called a Putman, and also here in 1870 and 1880. Nancy is Nancy Hardwick and she married John Bacon Bourland in 1824 and he died in 1840. She must have married a Putman or Putnam after that as Alley was born after John died. Only really available one in the area would have been Sam junior from Crawford County. He was around in 1840, but not in 1850. Best guess is that he was a second husband, except I have him dying unmarried in 1837. She also went under the name Nancy Merriman in the 1840s. Very confusing.

 

BERRY BARTON PUTMAN Horsehead Township, Johnson County

Berry is 30 GA, wife Martha Frances Tate his wife 25 GA, Adolphus 6 GA and Mary Ann 1 GA. Berry is a son of Thomas Putman and Mary Barton from the Pendleton District in South Carolina. Thomas was a brother of my ggggrandfather Daniel. Both were sons of Barnet and Sarah Putman. When Barnet and Daniel’s kids went to Kentucky in 1804, Thomas went too, but then about 1817 moved to Hall County Georgia where Berry was born in 1820. Barry married Martha Tate there November 28, 1843 and came here about 1848. They will be here a year or so, then move to Franklin County Arkansas. They will stay there till 1856 and go to Grayson County Texas for a year and return to Sebastian County Arkansas below Fort Smith and stay there for the rest of their lives. His line is Berry >Thomas > Barnet > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putnam of Virginia and England before that.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Prairie Township, Washington County

William is listed as 50 SC with his wife Alla Bridges 48 KY, Solomon 20 IL, George 14 IL, Joseph 12 IL, Prudence 9 AR. They were in West Fork. William was born in Anderson, South Carolina March 15, 1796. He married Alla Bridges in Gibson County Indiana in 1817. They went to Illinois in 1823 with Reding and then down here in 1836. He is a school teacher as he was in Illinois and Indiana. William will die here June 16, 1862. Alla will go with a daughter to Indiana and then to Kansas where she will die August 12, 1887

 

REDING PUTMAN  Prairie Township, Washington County

Reding is listed in Prairie township as 58 SC, Phoebe Marsh Stelle 62 NC (should be NJ) and Reding junior 20 IL. He’s my great great grandfather. Reading was born in South Carolina on April 20, 1792. He was a son of Daniel Putman and Prudence Skelton. The older woman is his mother Prudence. He moved with the family to Kentucky, and then Indiana where his dad died in 1816. He married Stacy Combs and moved to Illinois. He fought in the Black Hawk War there, and got ‘Bounty Lands’ in Arkansas for his service. Stacy died in 1827. He then married a widow, Phebe Marsh Stelle, in 1829. She is with him now. They first appeared in the 1837 tax list along with his brother William, but were here about 1836. Reding will be here till he dies in 1865. Phebe will hang in till 1884 when she is 84 years old.

 

D. T. (DANIEL THOMAS) PUTMAN  West Fork, Washington County

Listed as Pulman. This is Daniel Thomas Putman, son of William Putman and Alla Bridges. He is listed as 32 IN, wife Rachel Musgrove 31 TN, Francis 7 AR, Rebecca 4 AR, and William 1 AR. Rachel's mother, Nancy Musgrove lives two farms away. He is listed as Thomas Putman in 1860.

 

 

ARKANSAS 1860 CENSUS

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Mount Vernon Township, Benton County

He is age 38 TN, with his wife Marinda Patterson 33 TN, John 8 AR, Sarah 7 AR, Margaret 5 AR and Elviry 4 AR. This is James Pervine Putman born in Tennessee January 8, 1822 to Jahu Putman and Rachel Bond. Jahu was a son of Joseph and Millie Putman from South Carolina. He married Marinda January 8, 1845. They were in Williamson County Tennessee in 1850 and here shortly afterwards. Marinda will die here in 1863, and James will marry Mary Newcome in 1865. He will be a State Legislator in the 1870s and die in Rogers, Arkansas July 31, 1882. This line is James > Jahu > Joseph > James > Zachariah > Zachariah > Thomas >Thomas > Thomas Putnam from England.

 

JOHN B. (BOND) PUTMAN  Prairie Grove Township, Benton County

He is age 30 TN, wife Matilda Bond 27 TN, Mary 7 AR, John 3 AR, Lisett 1 AR. This is John Bond Putman another of Jahu and Rachel's children. He was born March 18, 1829 in Tennessee and married Matilda Jane Bond in Wilson County on January 4, 1850. He came here with his brother James here around 1852. He will die in the Civil War in 1862, and Matilda must have died in the 60s as well, as the kids are all with her mother Martha Bond by the 1870.

 

GEORGE P. PUTMAN  Prairie Grove Township, Benton County

Listed in Prairie Grove with his brother John. He is 26 TN, wife Mary Caroline Brown 27 NC, William 6 AR. One more of Jahu's kids. He was born in Tennessee July 18, 1833. They will be here through the 1880, but not make it till 1900. They just had the one son, William James Putman.

 

A. V. PUTMAN  Monticello, Drew County

He is 20 GA a cabinet maker living with several other cabinet makers.

 

J. S. PUTMAN  Ozark, Franklin County

Listed in town of Ozark as a carpenter 30 TN, wife Sarah A. 22 IL, Francis 4 IL, Mary J. 2 IL. Best guess is he is James L. Putnam who was with his mother Elizabeth in Jefferson County Tennessee in 1850.

 

NANCY PUTMAN  Pleasant Hill, Franklin County

Still living in Pleasant Hill age 51 KY with her daughter Alley 16 AR. Alley is now listed Putman. I believe that Nancy is Samuel Putman Junior's widow. Nancy is Nancy Hardwick and she married John Bacon Bourland in 1824 and he died in 1840. She must have married a Putman or Putnam after that as Alley was born after John died.

 

JACOB PUTMAN  Mountain Township, Pike County

Listed as being 49 and widowed since his wife Sarah Johnson died back in Georgia in 1853. He has a son C. (Clinton) E. Putman 14, GA. This is the Jacob Putman who was a son of Ezekiel Putman born in Hall County Georgia March 13, 1810. They were in Walker County Georgia in 1840, and in DeKalb County Alabama in 1850. He had a son Clinton E. age 4 and Richard age 1 then. He will die here before 1870. This line goes back Jacob > Ezekiel > Barnet > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putnam.

 

J. R. (JACOB RICHARD) PUTMAN  Mountain Township, Pike County

This is Richard Jacob Putman. Living near his father Jacob Putman with the Patton family. He is shown as 11 born in AL (should be GA). His mom Narcisa Patton 32 TN, Bradford 7 AL and Florence 3 AR. Jacob had a son Richard who would have been 11 in 1860. Narcisa was the common law wife of sorts of Jacob Putman. She is using her maiden name, because she probably was never married. Narcissa later will refer to herself as the ‘widow of Jacob Putman’ in a document later in this decade. Richard will be here living with another family in 1870.

 

E. C. (ELIJAH COVINGTON) PUTMAN  Pike County

This is Elijah Covington Putman and his second wife Malinda White. He is 34 GA and a blacksmith. She is 22 TN. There are no children listed. Kids do appear in the 1870 and 1880 census, all were born in AR. Elijah was married earlier back in Georgia to Mary Ellen Dodd, and they had several children. It seems Elijah abandoned them with their Dodd grandparents and took off to Arkansas on his own. Those kids, John, Rebecca and Henrietta all are still in Georgia and never will join up with Elijah again. Elijah is a son of Elias and Libby Putman who was a son of Ezekiel Putman and Hannah Brazelton of Hall County Georgia. His lineage is Elijah > Elias > Ezekiel > Barnet > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas >Thomas Putnam.

 

BERRY BARTON PUTMAN  Bate Township, Sebastian County

He appears again with Martha and some new kids. He was in Johnson County in 1850. Berry is 40 GA, Martha Tate, his wife, 33 GA, (Thomas) Adolphus 15 GA, Mary 11 AR, George 8 AR, Nancy 4 AR and Eliza 1 AR. Berry is a son of Thomas Putman and Mary Barton from the Pendleton District in South Carolina. Thomas was a son of Barnet and Sarah Putman from South Carolina. When Barnet and Daniel’s kids went to Kentucky in 1804, Thomas went too, but then about 1817 moved to Hall County Georgia where Berry was born in 1820. Barry married Martha Tate there November 28, 1843 and came here about 1848. Martha will die in 1864 and he will marry a widow, Sally Cardin in 1865. They will be here in 1870.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Fort Smith, Sebastian County

He appears in Fort Smith, Upper Township and is 40 born in MO, wife Elizabeth 30 AL, Jane 14 AR, Mary 13 AR, Susan 7 AR, Sarah 4 AR, Lucy 3 AR and John 2 AR. He was here in 1850, but it was part of Crawford County at that time. John is a son of Samuel Putnam and Mary Whitman from here and Massachusetts before that. He has married Elizabeth Gould who was previously married to a Robertson. The two older kids are hers and are Richardsons. The three young ones are Putnams. John will die in 1862, and his Elizabeth will remarry to August Smith and be here with the three kids in 1870.

 

ANDERSON PUTMAN  Greenville, Sevier County

He is in Greenville, Saline township and is 36 AL. His wife Henrietta A. Turrentine is 29 AL, J.T. (John Turrentine) 4 AL and Bettie S. 2 AR. Anderson is a son of John Putman and Lucy Covington from Rutherford County North Carolina. He was with his parents in Lawrence County Alabama in 1850. His wife is Henrietta Turrentine. They were married in Morgan County Alabama August 28, 1853. He is a Reverend in the Methodist Episcopal Church, got his papers November 16, 1856. They are here in 1870 and in Howard County by 1880. His line is Anderson > John > Benjamin > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putnam of Virginia and England.

 

JOSIAH PUTMAN  Greenville, Sevier County

Lives next door to his brother Anderson. He is 28 AL, his wife was Rhoda W. Turrentine 27 AL. Children were Henrietta 4 AR, J. C. (Josiah Covington) 3 AR and a daughter L.M. 6 months AR. Josiah was born in Morgan County in 1831, and married Rhoda there December 27, 1854. Josiah will join Dawson’s 19th Arkansas Infantry and die in 1862 in the Civil War. Rhoda will be around till she dies in 1909 at age 96.

 

SARAH E. PUTMAN  Greenville, Sevier County

She is the widow of William Putman, another son of John and Lucy Putman. She is 24 AL and living in the next house as head of the household. Living with her are a woman M. L. Turrentine 22 AL, Harrison Turrentine 19 AL, Oscar Love 26 and probably his wife Catherine Love 21 SC, William Love 32 VA and brother T. R. Love 24 VA. Sarah is probably a Turrentine as well. William was born in Morgan County Alabama in 1824, and probably died shortly after arriving here.

 

REDING PUTMAN  Fayetteville, Washington County

Reding senior 66 SC, his second wife Phebe Marsh Stelle 69 NJ and a cousin Jane Stelle 15 AR. When the Civil War began, Reding was supportive of the Union that he had fought for so many times in the past. As a result, Rebels burned his house to the ground in 1862, and Reding and Phebe moved to their son’s home in Fayetteville. He will die there at age 73 on September 9, 1865. Phebe will be there till she dies in 1884. Also in the house is Wilson Risley 25 AR and Mary his wife 23 TN.  Now Wilson was a son of John Risley and Delilah Putman who was Reding Senior’s daughter. Wilson’s wife is Tennessee Reed who is the sister of Reding Junior’s wife Elizabeth Reed. Families got along okay.

 

REDING PUTMAN (JR.)  Fayetteville, Washington County

Young Reding is 29 IL, his wife Elizabeth Reed 24 TN, Ann 4 AR, Robert 2 AR and Mary 1 AR are living next door to his father. Also there is David Evans 11 AR who I have no clues about. Reding Putman Jr. was born on September 12, 1830 in Putman Township, Fulton County Illinois. On May 10, 1855, Reding married Elizabeth Reed in Prairie Township, Washington County. Elizabeth and her family had moved there from Georgia three years earlier. Elizabeth was the daughter of Robert Reed and Elizabeth Fagala. She was born south of Knoxville, Tennessee in Sevier County on June 14, 1835. Reding junior is now a physician in Fayetteville. They will be here all their lives.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  West Fork, Washington County

Reding's brother William 65 SC, Alla Bridges 59 SC, and children Joseph 20 AR and Prudence 17 AR. His children William, Calvin, Hazeal and Elizabeth had married and moved on by 1860. William was born in Anderson, South Carolina March 15, 1796. He married Alla Bridges in Gibson County Indiana in 1817. They went to Illinois in 1823 with Reding and then down here in 1836. He is a schoolteacher as he was in Illinois and Indiana. William will die here June 16, 1862. Alla will go with a daughter to Indiana and then to Kansas where she will die August 12, 1887.

 

(DANIEL) THOMAS PUTMAN  West Fork, Washington County

This is William and Alla's eldest son, Daniel Thomas Putman 41 IN and his wife Rachel Musgrove 40 TN and their children Sarah 17, Thomas 14, Lucinda 10, Malinda 7, Lavinia 4 and Emily 1. All the children were born in Arkansas.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Jackson, White County

William is 32 SC, his wife Martha is 30 VA and Ann is 7 TN. He is a son of the Harriett Putman found in Carroll County Tennessee in 1840 and 1850. His folks were Solomon Putman and Harriett Woodson from Union County South Carolina. His wife is Martha Overton. They were married in Carroll County Tennessee in November 1852. They are living in Jackson Township in the middle portion of Arkansas. I do not find him in Arkansas in 1870. I assume he died in the Civil War like so many others. This line goes back William > Solomon > John > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putnam.

 

JAMES C. PUTMAN  Dardanelle, Yell County

James 27 TN and wife Eleanor 25 TN. He will die in the very late1860s and Eleanor or Eleanea will remarry to a Charles Lewis on December 19, 1869. In the 1870 listing will be his two children. The children appear through 1900. I am not certain who he is or who his folks were. Then there is a marriage record of a James Putman marring Catherine Harrison here August 8, 1867. And another of a Mrs. M. C. Putman marrying David Farrell here November 5, 1876. So … maybe he and Eleanea split and each grabbed another spouse before 1870. Just not sure.

 

WILLIAM J. (JAMES) PUTMAN  Riley, Yell County

This is the son of William and Allie Putman in Washington County.  William 31 IL is shown with his wife Lucinda Sims 32 IN and their children James W. 10 MO and Julia A. 10 MO. He was living in Lawrence County Missouri in the 1850 census. I believe it is he that is in Red River County Texas in 1870 with his son James.

 

 

ARKANSAS 1870 CENSUS

 

JAMES (MONROE) PUTNAM  Old River, Arkansas County

He is a farmer 28 AL, Sarah Elizabeth Poe 18 TN and John H. 9/12 TN. He is a son of Howard Mercer Putman and Sarah Burch, and was born in Benton County Alabama on March 21, 1842. He walked from his home in Alabama to Nashville to join the 3rd Tennessee Infantry. He was injured in the battle of Chattanooga. He moved up to Hamilton County Tennessee and married Sarah there September 25, 1867. They will be here a couple of years and then move to Bledsoe County Tennessee where they will remain. He will die there September 4, 1898. Sarah will be widowed there through the 1920s.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Osage, Benton County

James Pervine Putman 48 TN and second wife Mary Newcombe is 32 TN with kids John 18 AR, Sarah 17 AR, Josephine (Margaret) 15 AR, Sophronia (Elviry) 14 AR, Mary 9 AR and William 8 AR. He is a son of Jahu Putman and Rachel Bond, and they were here in the County in 1860. On January 8, 1845 he married Marinda Patterson, and she died November 27, 1863. He married Mary C. Newcomb on January 8, 1865. He’ll become a State Legislator in the late 1870s. He died in Rogers, Arkansas on July 31, 1882 of typhoid fever.

 

GEORGE D. PUTMAN  Sugar Creek, Benton County

He is another of Jahu Putman and Rachel Bond’s kids. He is 36 TN, wife Mary Caroline Brown 37 NC and son William J. (James) 16 TN. George Putman was born July 18, 1833. He married Mary Caroline Brown on November 28, 1852. Mary was born in North Carolina in 1832. They are here in 1880.

 

MARTHA BOND  Osage, Benton County

Martha 60 NC is listed with three PUTMAN children, John 13 AR, Florence 10 AR and Julia 8 AR. These are the children of John Bond Putman and his wife Matilda Bond. John Bond Putman was born March 18, 1829. He married Matilda Jane Bond on January 4, 1850. John had died 1862 and it seems that his wife had died in the 1860s as well. Martha is their grand mother.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Lower Township, Franklin County

This is Mary Freeman Putman, widow of Thomas Whitney Putman from Georgia. She is 35 GA with William 16 GA, Celestia 12 GA, Ella 10 GA and Thomas 7 GA. They are living in Lower Township, Ozark, Arkansas. Thomas was a son of David Putman and Lecy Castlebury from Hall County Georgia and a grandson of Thomas Putman and Mary Barton from South Carolina and then Georgia. Thomas Whitney was born in 1831 in Cherokee County. He married Mary Freeman there on July 21, 1853. In the 1860 census he is listed as a merchant and they had two children. Thomas Putman was killed in the Civil War in 1863. He served in Company C of the 1st Georgia Cavalry. After Thomas died, Mary and the children moved to Arkansas. The kids are all in Sebastian County near Fort Smith by 1880.

 

NANCY PUTMAN  Mullberry, Franklin County

Still here at age 62 TN (changes every year was AL, KY, TN). With her is Jesse Milton 4 AR, a grandchild. Nancy is Nancy Hardwick and she married John Bacon Bourland in 1824 and he died in 1840. She must have married a Putman or Putnam after that as Alley was born after John died. Only really available one in the area would have been Sam junior from Crawford County. He was around in 1840, but not in 1850. Best guess is that he was a second husband, except I have him dying unmarried in 1837. She also went under the name Nancy Merriman in the 1840s. Very confusing. She was here in the 1840s and will be in 1880.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  White Oak, Franklin County

He is John Augustus Putman, a son of William Jacob Putman and Martha Hampton from DeKalb County Alabama. William was a son of Ezekiel Putman from Georgia. John is 27 AL and Elizabeth Brown 27 TN and children William 3 GA and Joseph 3 months AR. They are living in a household headed by Thomas McBride 42 NC and Agnes McBride 30 NC. He was born in April 1843. His wife Elizabeth Brown was a daughter of Benjamin B. and Martha Brown, and was born in April 1842. In 1880 the family will be in Parker County Texas, and then back here in Sebastian County Arkansas by 1900. John will die there October 28, 1904.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  White Oak, Franklin County

He is William J. Putman, Junior 22 AL, John Augustus Putman's brother. He is living with a Monroe Burch 34 TN and Mary 36 TN and their family next door to the above John in White Oak Township. This listing is interesting. Forrester Putman married Ayrie Burch in Alabama, and his brother married Sally Burch, so Monroe is kinfolk. He will be in Tarrant County Texas in 1880 and 1900 and married to Bettie Ann Farmer. His widowed mother Martha will be with him in 1880.

 

ALEX PUTNAM  Talladega, Jefferson County

He is 21 TN and works on a farm with Henry Nicks. Best guess is he is a son of Martin and Juda Putman from McNairy County Tennessee. He was listed in 1850 as William 1, and in 1860 as William A. 10. Only guy that fits.

 

SELESTE & ELLA PUTNAM  Clark, Johnson County

Celeste is 12 GA, Ella 10 GA. They are at school and living with a Freeman family. The Eliza 35 GA is their mom. She is Mary Elizabeth Freeman, now the widow of Thomas Whitney Putman who died in the Civil War. They were in Cherokee County Georgia in 1860.

 

JOHN W. PUTNAM  Spadra, Johnson County

He is a farmer 28 AL, Sarah Poe his wife 18 TN, John 1 TN. He was listed earlier in Arkansas County. Just moving I guess. He is a son of Howard Mercer Putman and Sarah Burch, and was born in Benton County Alabama on March 21, 1842. He walked from his home in Alabama to Nashville to join the 3rd Tennessee Infantry. He was injured in the battle of Chattanooga. He moved up to Hamilton County Tennessee and married Sarah there September 25, 1867. He and the family will be in Bledsoe County Tennessee by 1880.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Spadra, Johnson County

He is 50 IN, Mary J. 49 TN, John A. 13 IN. He is a Pittman and lives with his father Nathan Pittman 55 IN and several other Pittmans from Indiana.

 

MARTIN PUTMAN  Mill Creek, Newton County

He is 21 AL, his wife Phebe A. Farmer 23 TN, Almeda 11 AL, Anna 2 AR, and Martha J. 7/12 AR. He is Robert Martin Putman son of Wilson Putman junior and Rebecca Flemming. The father had died in Alabama and three sons and two daughters moved to Carroll County in the 60s. Phebe will die and he and the kids will be in Carroll County themselves in 1880. He will be remarried, the kids will be with Phebe’s folks then. His line is Robert > Wilson > Wilson > Benjamin > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putnam.

 

RICHARD PUTMAN  Mountain Township, Pike County

He is Richard Jacob Putman 21 GA and living with Robert Coffman and family. He is a son of Jacob Putman and Narcissa Patton. Narcissa was the common law wife of sorts of Jacob Putman. She is using her maiden name, because she was never married. Narcissa later will refer to herself as the ‘widow of Jacob Putman’ in a document later in this decade. He never seemed to have lived with his father Jacob. However in a letter his father Jacob wrote in 1863, he was listed as a son. He’ll be in Texas in 1880 with his wife Nancy Hamilton Hall who he married here.

 

ELIJAH C. (COVINGTON) PUTMAN  Mountain Township, Pike County

Elijah is now 43 GA and Malinda White his second wife 33 TN. The children, all born in Arkansas are Nancy A. 7, Richard J. 5, Minnie N. 1 and Daniel E. 3 months. His son William is here too. Elijah is a son of Elias and Libby Putman who was a son of Ezekiel Putman and Hannah Brazelton of Hall County Georgia. Elijah was married earlier back in Georgia to Mary Ellen Dodd in 1849, and they had several children. Then Mary Ellen died in 1957 and Elijah abandoned the kids with their Dodd grandparents and took off to Arkansas on his own. He married Malinda in 1859. Tradition is that she was part Cherokee Indian. They will both be here until 1895 when they both will die.

 

WILLIAM H. PUTMAN  Mountain Township, Pike County

He is 17 GA and his wife Eliza J. Reynolds is 16 GA. They are living with his parents, Elijah and Malinda listed above. He was born in Gordon County Georgia on December 18, 1852. He has just married Eliza Jane Reynolds on March 27, 1870 in Montgomery County Arkansas. Eliza was born in Floyd County Georgia on January 8, 1854 and died December 8, 1925. She was a daughter of Middleton and Elizabeth Reynolds. They will be in Montgomery County in 1880 and be there the rest of their lives. Bill will die there February 19, 1929.

 

BERRY PUTMAN  Bate Township, Sebastian County

Berry is 50 and Sarah 45. Berry's wife Martha Tate had died in 1864 and he remarried a widow, Sally Cardin or Carlton in 1865. All the children living with them are her Cardin brood. They did have one last child between them, Millie Putman born in 1867. They will be divorced soon and while he is here, Sally and the kids are in Fayetteville Washington County. She will die August 19, 1881.

 

NANCY & ELIZA PUTMAN  Bate Township, Sebastian County

James Frye is 25 TN and his wife Mary Ann Putman 22 AR have one daughter, Martha Frye 1 AR. With them are two of Berry Barton Putman's youngest daughters, Nancy Putman 13 AR and Eliza Putman 11 AR. Mary Ann Putman is also a daughter of Barry Barton Putman, and was born February 22, 1849. She married James Preston Frye of Sebastian County in 1862. Nancy will marry John Luck of Sebastian County and Elizabeth Jane will marry J. A. Wilburn from here. Actually she was born in Texas on Barry’s brief jaunt out there. Remember Sebastian County is right on the Texas border.

 

THOMAS ADOLPHUS PUTMAN  Big Creek Township, Sebastian County

Thomas 24 GA and Martha Ward 21 AR, his wife, are living with her parents Caselton and Mary Ward in Big Creek Township. He is a son of Berry Barton Putman and Martha Tate. Thomas was born April 26, 1845 in Hall County Georgia. He moved with his family and settled in Sebastian County Arkansas. As soon as he turned sixteen, he joined the 7th Arkansas Volunteer Infantry (CSA) and fought at Pea Ridge and other battles. He was discharged two years later in March 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana. After his mother died, he went to Illinois for a year and then returned to Arkansas. On January 20, 1869, he married Martha Ann Ward, daughter of Castleton and Mary Ward. They are here in 1880 and 1900.

 

SARAH, LUCY & JOHN PUTNAM  Upper Township, Sebastian County

These are the youngest children of John Putnam and his wife Elizabeth Gould. John had died in 1862 and Elizabeth married August Smith. Elizabeth and August are 40, Sarah in 16, Lucy 14 and John Putnam 12. The 3 kids are John’s. John is a son of Samuel Putnam and Mary Whitman from here and Massachusetts before that.

 

ELIZABETH JANE PUTMAN  Washington County

Elizabeth 32 TX. She is living with a Phebe McKinney and her son. I would guess she is a Putman widow, not a Putman, but have no clues at all.

 

R. E. PUTMAN  West Fork, Washington County

This is Rachel Musgrove Putman, now the widow of Daniel Thomas Putman. She is 51 TN, and has the following kids at home: Lucinda F. 18, Malinda T. 16, Rachel Lavinia 13, Emily A. 11, Daniel A. 8, and William F. 5. Also there is Elizabeth Jett 26 TN and her son William 1.

 

BENNETT PUTMAN  Clear Creek, Washington County

This is Reding's son in Springdale 44 IL with his wife Martha Ann Burkhalter 34 IN, Fanny or Francis Ann 13 IA, Horace 9 IA. Next door is his son Douglas. Mattie is his second wife. He married her in Jasper County Iowa September 29, 1857 after his first wife Susan Effner died there in the early 1850s.

 

DOUGLAS PUTMAN  Clear Creek, Washington County

Bennett's son is 18 IL and his wife Martha Jane Millinex 23 AR. They were just married in 1869 so had no children yet.

 

ALLICE PUTMAN  Prairie, Washington County

Alla or Allie is 68 and the widow of William Putman. She is living with her eldest daughter Irene Thomas 50 IN. Irena as she is listed is a widow with three Thomas Children. Also with Alla is an S. F. Putman female 16 AR. I think this is Sarah Francis who was 26 not 16.

 

ALICE & JAMES PUTMAN  Gally Rock, Yell County

These two kids Alice 8 AR and James 5 AR are with Charles Lewis 31 MO and his wife Alina P. 36 TN. Alina would be Eleanea Putman, widow or ex-wife of James C. Putman who was in the 1860 census. She remarried Charles Lewis December 19, 1869 and has her two children with her.

 

 

ARKANSAS 1880 CENSUS

 

ANNIE PUTMAN  Bentonville, Benton County

She is 27 AR KY VA. She has an unnamed son 3 months old. His name is Walter. They are with her mother Charlotte Ferguson. Alice is the wife of John K. Putman, a son of James Pervine Putman and Marinda Patterson. John was born September 19, 1851. He married Alice Ferguson on November 19, 1874. He was a baker. Don’t know where he is now, but they will be here in 1900, and in Capron, Washington County Oklahoma in 1910.

 

GEORGE PUTMAN  Bright Water, Benton County

He is 46 TN and his wife Mary Caroline Brown 47 SC. Their son William is next door. He is a son of Jahu Putman and Rachel Bond. George Putman was born in Wilson County Tennessee on July 18, 1833. He married Mary Caroline Brown on November 28, 1852. Mary was born in North Carolina in 1832. He will die here in 1882.

 

WILLIAM J. PUTMAN  Bright Water, Benton County

William is the son of George and Mary. He is 27 TN, his wife Martha Jane Florida or Florady is 29 TN and their children George H. 7 AR, John 5 AR and William T. 5 months old AR. They live next door to his folks.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Bright Water, Benton County

This is John Lee Putman 23 AR and his wife Mary Jane Deason 20 AR. They live three doors down. He is a son of John Bond Putman.

 

JOHN, WILLIAM & JOSEPH PUTMAN  Mount Vernon, Benton County

John J. is 14 TN, William H. 12 AR and Joseph M. 9 TN. They live with their mother Charlotte 37 TN and her new husband James M. Bogle 38 TN. William Lester Putman married Charlotte Caroline Mabry on October 21, 1863. He died in Benton County on November 11, 1868. Charlotte returned to Tennessee at that point and was in Williamson County in 1870. She married James there. They then returned here in the early 1870s.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Osage, Benton County

He and Mary Newcomb his second wife are still alive, 58 TN and 42 TN. They have Mary 19 AR and William 17 AR at home. Jahu, his father is listed as John 86 SC SC SC, but a line was then drawn through the name and marked deceased. Jahu died January 17, 1881 and the census was taken a few months earlier. I guess the recorder scratched out his name when he was making the final tabulations. James Putman will die in Rogers, Arkansas on July 31, 1882 of typhoid fever.

 

MARTIN R. PUTMAN  Carrollton, Carroll County

He is Robert Martin Putman, son of Wilson Putman junior and Rebecca Flemming. The father had died in Alabama and three sons and two daughters moved to Carroll County in the late 1860s. Martin is 32 AL, his wife second wife Martha Ann Bell is 28 AR and they have 2 daughters, Calla 2 AR and Linda 5 months AR. He is a blacksmith. He was in Newton County Arkansas in 1870 with his first wife Phebe Farmer who has died. The kids he had with her in the 1870 are listed next with Phebe’s sister Mary Ann Farmer. He will die here in the 1890s and Martha will be here with the kids.

 

MARY JANE (PUTMAN) FARMER  Carrollton, Carroll County

Listed also in Carroll county is Robert A. FARMER 45 TN and his wife Mary Jane 40 AL. Mary Jane is the above Martin's sister. Martin was first married to Phebe Farmer who died about 1875. The four children of this first marriage are living in the Farmer household and are listed as nieces. They are Almeda Putman 13 AL, Anna 12 AR, Martha Jane 10 AR and Mary E. 7 AR.

 

WILSON P. PUTMAN  Carrollton, Carroll County

Another son, Wilson 3rd is a blacksmith and is 32 AL, his wife Susan C. Tipton 37 AL, Hugh 11 TN, Margaret (Molly) 9 AL, Mary 7 AL, Fannie 6 AL and Lewis 10 months AR.

 

JOHN W. (WESLEY) PUTMAN  Carrollton, Carroll County

John Wesley Putman is 21 TN TN TN, his wife Darthula Rogers is 17 AR CA (?) TN. They have Rosie A. 10/12 AR TN AR. He is Wilson 3rd's brother.

 

JAMES H. (HARVEY) PUTMAN  Powell, Craighead County

He is 34 born in TN, His father born SC and mother born TN. He is with his wife Sarah McCoy 34 MO and no children. They were married here September 11, 1879. He is a son of Jabel Putman. He came down from Oregon County Missouri and will be in Eastland County Texas in time for the 1900 census. There also is a 6 year old James Putman living in the County with a Mickins family, but he is listed as a nephew born in AR but father born in NY and mother in PA so not certain of the relationship here. Think he is a son of James brother William Putman.

 

D. A. (DAVID ALEXANDER) PUTMAN  Bowman, Dorsey County

This is David Alexander Putman son of Jesse Mercer Putman of Hall County Georgia. His wife is Fanny Childers. He is 31 GA and Fanny 28 GA and four sons, Lafayette 9 AR, Pomp 6 AR, Tullie 5 AR and Herschal 2 AR. The family will be in Oklahoma in 1900. Pomp will be in San Antonio in 1900.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Wilson, Faulkner County

She is listed as 35 TN and widowed. She lives with her aunt Mary Gray 49 KY and her family.

 

NANCY PUTMAN  Mulberry, Franklin County

She is 74 AL AL AL, and lives with Hume and Adaline Bourland. Nancy is Nancy Hardwick and she married John Bacon Bourland in 1824 and he died in 1840. She must have married a Putman or Putnam after that as Alley was born after John died. Only really available one in the area would have been Sam junior from Crawford County. He was around in 1840, but not in 1850. Best guess is that he was a second husband. She also went under the name Nancy Merriman in the 1840s. She’s been here since the 1840s.

 

JAMES PUTNAM  Ouachita, Garland County

He is 25 GA, Malinda 23 SC. He looks to be the son of Andrew Jackson Putnam from Muscogee County Georgia. Andrew was a son of the elusive Hosea Putnam.

 

ANDERSON PUTMAN  Mineral Springs, Howard County

Anderson is a son of John Putman and Lucy Covington and was born in Morgan County Alabama in 1822. He is listed as 58 AL NC NC, his wife Henrietta Turrentine is 51 AL NC GA. At home is one son Josiah 13 AR and living with them another son John (see next listing). They were all in Sevier County in 1860. As Howard County wasn't formed until 1873, they were undoubtedly on the same land and just the county name changed. Happened all the time.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Mineral Springs, Howard County

John is 27 AL and his wife Lydia Reeder 18 AR. They are living on part of his father Anderson's farm.

 

RHODA PUTMAN  Mineral Springs, Howard County

Rhoda Turrentine 48 AL NC GA is the widow of Anderson's brother JOSIAH PUTMAN who had died. With her are two sons, Joseph 23 and Joel (John) 18 both born in AR.

 

JEREMIAH PUTMAN  Lawrence County

He is 37 AL NC VA and his wife America Manses 33 TN NC VA. They were married in McNairy County Tennessee on December 28, 1871. Their children were all born in Tennessee and were George F. 6, James T. 4 and Dasha 2. Jerry is a son of Francis Putman and grandson of Griggs Putman. He will next be in Missouri for the 1900 census.

 

WILLIAM H. PUTMAN  Gap, Montgomery County

Elijah’s son. He is 27 GA, Eliza Jane Reynolds is 26 GA and their kids were Martha M. 9, John M. 7, James W. 3, George A. 1. All the kids were, of course, born in Arkansas. He was born in Gordon County Georgia on December 18, 1852. He married Elisa Jane Reynolds on March 27, 1870 in Montgomery County Arkansas. Eliza was born in Floyd County Georgia on January 8, 1854 and died December 8, 1925. She was a daughter of Middleton and Elizabeth Reynolds. They remained in Montgomery County. Bill died February 19, 1929.

 

ELIJAH C. (COVINGTON) PUTMAN  Missouri, Montgomery County

He is now 54 GA, Malinda White his second wife is 42 TN with the following kids: Sally C. 18 AR, Nancy Ann 16 AR, Richard 14 AR, Minnie E. 11 AR, Daniel S. 9 AR, James B. 8 AR, Lucy C. 5 AR, Robert H. 2 AR. He and his son William, below, were in Pike County in 1860 and 1870. Elijah Covington Putman died near Camp Albert Pike in the Quachita National Forest, in Pike County Arkansas on February 13, 1895 and is in one of the graves in the Putman Cemetery there. I have a photo of these stones. Malinda's tombstone reads born 1837 died 1895. She was born in Tennessee on November 29, 1837 and she died in Big Fork, Arkansas November 18, 1895.

 

MARTHA PUTMAN  Antoine and Clark, Pike County

She is a daughter of the above William Putman and Eliza Reynolds and is listed there. Martha 9 is also listed with her grandparents, Mid and Elizabeth Reynolds, just on a visit to granny's.

 

SEVERAL PUTMANS  Pope County

William Keener and wife Savannah 21 GA GA NC. According to the Pope County Marriage records, SAVANNAH is a Putman. William and Savannah were married here September 25, 1873.With her are JACOB B. PUTMAN, brother 20 GA and MARY PUTMAN, sister 18 GA. They are children of Posey M. Putman and Martha Carpenter from Gordon County Georgia. Posey was a son of Elias and Arletha Putman from Floyd County Georgia. He died in the Civil War in 1864. Savannah and Mary were with their widowed mother Martha Putman in Gordon County Georgia in 1870. Jacob will marry Alice Hitchcock or Hickcox here September 15, 1881. They are here in 1900.

 

BERRY BARTON PUTMAN  Bates, Sebastian County

Berry is now 60 GA, and lists himself as widowed. Daughters Nancy 23 AR and Eliza 21 AR are still at home as is a niece Ella Putman 20 GA. Sally or Sarah Carden his second wife is alive and does appear in this census in Washington County with her Carden Kids and their daughter Millie Putman 14. I assume they separated or divorced.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Big Creek, Sebastian County

He is age 26 GA GA GA and his wife Martha Delaney is 24 OH with no children. They were married here May 16, 1880. He is a son of Thomas Whitney Putman and Mary Freeman. He was listed with that family in Georgia in 1850 as 7 years old. In 1870 he was with mom in Franklin County Arkansas. He was born June 7, 1854. Martha Delaney was born in Ohio March 23, 1856. They are here in 1900 with seven children. Martha will die here October 19, 1903. In 1910 and 1920, he has a new wife Margaret or Marguerite Ward born in Tennessee. They are in Sebastian County in 1930.

 

T. A. (THOMAS ADOLPHUS) PUTMAN  Big Creek, Sebastian County

Thomas Adolphus is now 34 and wife Martha Ward 29. Their children are Verona 6 and Rosa 4. There is also a cousin Martha Whitley 47 AL with them. Thomas was born April 26, 1845 in Hall County. He moved with his family and settled in Sebastian County Arkansas. As soon as he turned sixteen, he joined the 7th Arkansas Volunteer Infantry (CSA) and fought at Pea Ridge and other battles. He was discharged two years later in March 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana. After his mother died, he went to Illinois for a year and then returned to Arkansas. On January 20, 1869, he married Martha Ann Ward, daughter of Castleton and Mary Ward.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Upper Township, Sebastian County

John is a son of John Putman and Elizabeth Goode. He is now 24 AR and his wife Sarah is 31 IN. With them are her three children by a prior marriage: Mollie Null 11 AR, Jennie Null 10 AR and Minnie Null 6 AR. Also with them is Mary Taylor 61 IN KY TN listed as mother in law. This leads me to believe Sarah was a Taylor who married a Null who had died.

 

SARAH PUTMAN  Fayetteville, Washington County

She is or was the second wife of Berry Barton Putman. She is 55 NC and with her son Ed Carden 25 AR, who is an Insurance Agent in Fayetteville and daughter Mollie J. Carden is 23 AR. Then there is the only daughter she and Barry had, Millie F. Putman 14 AR. Sarah died August 19, 1881. Her obituary stated she had been living in Fayetteville for 4-5 years, so she must have been divorced or separated. She lists herself as being married, Barry states he is widowed. Guess the second marriage just didn't work out as hoped.

 

REDING PUTMAN  Fayetteville, Washington County

Reding Junior is 49 IL KY NJ is a hardware store operator and his wife Elizabeth Reed is 44 GA, Robert 23 AR is a tinsmith, Leigh Reding my great grandfather is 5 AR and Reding's mother, Phoebe Marsh 93 NJ is with them.  Also living with them is Levi Combs 83 --. He is a brother of Reding senior's first wife, Stacey Combs. There are also some 16 boarders who were studying at the new University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. They put up students for years. They had a big house. Also of the first 6 students at what is now University of Arkansas 2 were kids of Reding and Elizabeth. I remember back in the 1970s, my folk went back to Fayetteville and were honored as descendants of the first year of students on the 100th Anniversary of the school. It was originally called Arkansas Agricultural and Industrial college back then. 

 

MARY PUTMAN  Vineyard, Washington County

Mary is Reding and Elizabeth Reed Putman's daughter. She is 22 AR and is a teacher in Evansville, Arkansas and was boarding with the James McCormick family. Mary Belle Putman was born on August 27, 1859. She grew up in Fayetteville and was educated at what is now the University of Arkansas and graduated from Woodland College in Independence, Missouri in 1881. On June 4, 1884, she married Benjamin Franklin Deaver in Fayetteville. Benjamin Deaver was the son of William S. and Sarah Martin Deaver. His father was born in Maryland on April 14, 1813. On September 21, 1842, he was married in Virginia, to Sarah M. Martin who was born in Virginia on June 8, 1823. Benjamin was born in Virginia on December 27, 1849. He moved to Arkansas with his parents in 1850. This was his second marriage; being first married to Ellen Holcomb who died in 1882. Benjamin Deaver ran a general dry goods store in Springdale, Arkansas, where they lived. They had one child that was born and died on September 10, 1885. Benjamin Franklin Deaver died in Springdale on July 2, 1903. Mary Belle remained in Springdale and died there on August 9, 1931 and was buried in Bluff Cemetery in Fayetteville.

 

RACHEL PUTMAN  West Fork, Washington County

Rachel Musgrove 60 TN is the widow of Daniel Thomas Putman. Dan was a son of William Putman and Alla Bridges. With her is her son William Putman 17 AR. They will soon move to McAlester, Oklahoma where she will die. William will be in Texas in 1900 and then back in McAlester with his wife Rosa by 1910.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Lower LaFave, Yell County

Joseph Henry Putman is 11 AR AR AR and listed as a son of John and Sarah (Braton) Lackey of Lower Lefarve Township. I have no idea to whom he is related, but I think it is to William J. Putman, son of Daniel Thomas Putman. A relative states that Joseph was illegitimate and while his father was a Putman, his mother was a Brown. Now to further confuse you. I have spoken with a Peggy Lackey in Arkansas, and she says her husband is a stepson of Emma Putman (a daughter of Daniel Thomas Putman) who married John Gallagher in Washington County in 1877. Must be a connection here. See 1900 for his family.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Riley, Yell County

William 10 AR TN AR is listed as a nephew living with William and Rebecca Ray. William Ray is 26 TN and Rebecca is 20 AR GA AR. She may be a Putman. I believe that William Putman might be a brother of the above Joseph. William is a son of William James Putman and Malinda Harrison. They were married here, he was born here, but they were in Red River County Texas in 1870. Something happened as he is suddenly back here with relatives. See 1900 Yell County for his family.

 

JAMES W. PUTMAN  Wilson, Yell County

James 14 AR AL VA is a farm worker/boarder with James 27 GA and Alice 18 AR AL VA BATES in Wilson Township. James and Alice were listed as stepchildren of Charles and Eleana Lewis here in the 1870 census. I believe (rather guess) they are children of James C. and Eleanor Putman (see 1860 and 1870 Yell County).  Charles Lewis married her here on December 19, 1869. Alice Putman married James F. Bates in Yell County August 20, 1879.

 

 

ARKANSAS 1900 CENSUS

 

HARRIET L. PUTNAM  Flint, Benton County

She is 45 NY NY NY and widowed. She has with her Lela 16 MI MI NY, Simary a son 15 MI and Grovesnor 10 MI. She is Harriet Phillips and was married to George Putnam in Jackson, Michigan. Her brother, I guess, William Phillips 40 NY NY NY and family live with them. The son Grosvenor or Grovesnor is in Manhattan County Kansas in school in 1915 with a new wife Edith Schilean and then they are in Lansing Michigan by 1920 and Alger County Michigan by 1930. Simary Winfield Putnam was born in Plainfield, Michigan May 2, 1885 and will die in Kansas City, Missouri July 2, 1957. His wife’s name is Rebecca at that time. In 1925 and 1930 he is in Linn County Iowa with a wife named Emogene.

 

JOHN L. (LEE) PUTMAN  Esculapia, Benton County

He is a son of John Bond Putman and Matilda Bond. He is 43 AR, Mary Jane Deason 40 AR, William Castle 19 AR (born July 12, 1880), Jennie C. 18 AR, Richard Barton 15 AR, Edmund Berton 15 AR (twins born October 16, 1884), and Lucy E. 10 OK. Everyone was born in Arkansas except Lucy who was born in Indian Territory in Oklahoma. John Lee Putman was born December 15, 1857 and died in 1942 in Rogers, Arkansas. He married Mary Jane Deason on December 21, 1876. Mary was born in October 1859 and died in 1913. Both were born in Arkansas. He was wounded in the Battle of Prairie Grove during the Civil War.

 

JOHN JAHU PUTMAN  Mount Vernon, Benton County

He is another son of William Lester Putman and Charlotte Mabry, and is a brother of the Joe Putman listed above. He is 34 TN, Annie M. Lee 31 AR, Lillie 11 AR, Lena K. 10 AR and William Henry 8 AR (born August 25, 1891). John Putman was born in 1865. He married Mary Ann Lee, daughter of John C. Lee and Lottie Hickman. JJ, as he was called, opened a general store in the late 1870s in Pea Ridge.

 

J. M. (JOSEPH MARTIN) PUTMAN  Mount Vernon, Benton County

He is 31 TN. Teresa Price his wife is 30 AR, Albert 10 born March 23, 1890 and William Thomas born May 2, 1900. He lives by his brother John J. Putman. These two are children of William Lester Putman and Charlotte Mabry. They were born in Rutherford County Tennessee. Their father died here in Benton County in 1868. Joseph Martin Putman was born March 31, 1869. He married Teresa Price on May 30, 1889. J. M. worked at a bank for 31 years and also ran a canning operation. In 1943, he began to operate several Purina Feed Stores in Missouri. Joseph died June 28, 1960 and is buried in the Pea Ridge Cemetery. Teresa was born December 8, 1869 and died June 28, 1933. She was a daughter of Thomas Frank Price and Zulima Webb. Joseph then later married Lynn Howard.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Osage, Benton County

He is 47 AR (should be TN) and a son of James Pervine Putman and Marinda Patterson. His wife Alice Ferguson is 46 MO and Walter is 20 AR. John K. Putman was born September 19, 1851. He married Alice C. Ferguson on November 19, 1874. I have it that he died in Capron, Oklahoma on October 24, 1934. He was a baker. They were here in 1880 and will be in Capron, Washington County Oklahoma by 1910. Alice is listed alone in 1920. I don’t find either in 1930 so the above death date is probably wrong.

 

ANNE PUTMAN  Carrollton, Carroll County

She is Martha Anne Bell, the widow of Robert Martin Putman. She is 46 with Dee (Linda) 20, Wilsie (Wilson) 17 and Elmer 10. Martin was born in Jackson County Alabama in 1846 and he died here in the 1890s. He was a son of Wilson Putman Jr. and Rebecca Flemming from Rutherford County North Carolina. Martha was his second wife. He first married Phoebe Farmer. They had six children before she died in about 1875. He married Martha Ann Bell in Carroll County on August 22, 1875. She was from Tennessee and was born in 1853. They had six more children. Martha Anne is in Boone County in 1910 and 1920 near several of her children.

 

HUGH L. PUTMAN  Carrollton, Carroll County

He is Wilson Putman and Susan Caroline Tipton's son. Listed as 35 TN, Mary Stacy his wife is 39 KY, Wilson 10 AR, Daniel 7 AR and Rosa A. 5 AR. Hugh married Mary here May 12, 1887. They will move next door over to Boone County and be there in 1910 and 1920.

 

J. W. (JOHN WESLEY) PUTMAN  Carrollton, Carroll County

John Wesley Putman is a son of Wilson Putman and Rebecca Flemming. He is 42 TN Feb 1858, Liza Stacy his second wife had no age listed born in Maryland, John 11 Apr 1889, Margaret E. 7 Feb 1893, Ella M. (Della May) 4 Sept 1896, and a 1 month old un-named son (Clay). He married Eliza Ann Stacy here on August 23, 1888. He is a blacksmith like so many in the family.

 

LEWIS PUTMAN  Carrollton, Carroll County

Wilson Putman and Susan Tipton's son is 20 and his wife Celia is 20 with no children. He was born here in 1879. He will drown in Terripin Creek and neither will be around in 1910.

 

WILSON PUTMAN  Carrollton, Carroll County

He is Wilson 3rd, 54 AL AL TN and since Susan Tipton his wife has died, a widower. His daughter Mollie 30 AL AL AL, and a granddaughter Ethel 8 AR UNK AL are with him. Not sure who Ethel belongs to. Wilson is a son of Wilson Putman Junior and Rebecca Flemming. He and Mollie are here through 1920.

 

BENJAMIN F. (FRANKLIN) PUTMAN  Eureka Springs, Carroll County

He is 58 AR KY IN. Sarah Jane is 38 KS TN TN, John F 12 AR. He is single here in 1920 and lists himself as 80 IL. He is a son of James Daniel Putman and Diadema Smith. James was a son of Reding Putman. Ben was born in Washington County Arkansas, and was then with the family in Logan County Illinois in 1860. The folks briefly moved to Iowa and found the ‘Grasshopper Plague’ too much and were back in Fulton County Illinois in 1870. Ben was in Pueblo County Colorado in 1880. In 1880 he had a wife named Jane who would be about 55 now. They are in Washington County in 1910 and state they have been married 22 years and that it was the second marriage for both. He is widowed here in 1920.

 

ELIAS H. (HARRISON) PUTMAN  Liddell, Clay County

He is 34 KY, Ella 23 TN and Nell 1 month AR. They will be in Dewitt County Texas in 1910 and 1920. He is a son of William Riley Putman and Sarah Elizabeth Knight from Christian County Kentucky. William was a son of Hiram Putman and Rebecca Jane Harrison from Williamson County Tennessee. Hiram was a son of Jabel and Nancy Putman from Union County South Carolina.

 

SARAH PUTMAN  Giles, Cleburne County

She is 63 MO and widowed. She is living as a boarder with Jesse C. Corn.

 

WILLIAM J. PUTMAN  Whiteville, Cleveland County

He is 38 MS, Julia J. Steed his wife 36 MS, Philip 12 TX, Cush (William Kerstaie) 7 MS, Hugh 5 AR, Lewis 3 AR and Perdie 1 AR. He is a son of William J. Putman of Scott County Mississippi. The J. stands for Jeremiah the grandfather. He was born in Scott County in 1861. He married Julia November 2, 1886. The line goes back to James Putman from Abbeville County South Carolina and Virginia before that. Julia will be widowed in Washington County Mississippi in 1920.

 

BENNETT PUTMAN  Van Buren, Crawford County

He is Benjamin Bennett Putman 26 AR, Cordelia Ezra is 27 IN and Kenneth is 3 AR. His brother William Edgar 19 AR is with them. They are sons of Reding Putman and Dorthea White, grandson of Bennett Putman from Springdale Arkansas. Benjamin Bennett was born in 1872 in Arkansas. He married Cordellia Ezra in Crawford County Arkansas on July 7, 1895. In 1900 through 1920, they are in Crawford County. Willie Edgar was born in Kansas in 1880. In 1920 and 1930, he is in Creek County Oklahoma with a wife named Bessie, born in Texas in 1888

 

GEORGE W. (WASHINGTON) PUTMAN  Altus, Franklin County

He is a son of Zachariah Putman and Cunis Bledsoe and was listed in Dade County Missouri in 1880. He is 32 MO, Laura is 33 IL, Floyd Raymond 10 MO (born February 11, 1890) and Walter F. (Franklin) 7 AR. Laura is Indian I understand. He will be here in 1910 with a new wife Nanny Baker.

 

JOHN R. (REUBEN) PUTMAN  De Roan, Hempstead County

This is John Reuben Putman, son of John W. Putman and Angie Frances Walker from Calhoun County Alabama. In 1880 he had young Effie, but his wife was Lucy Harris. Mary Reardon is a second wife as in 1910 she lists the eldest kids as stepchildren. They were married here January 16, 1896. Anyway, he is 40 AL, Mary 39 GA, Effie 20 AL, Tilton 18 AL, Willie 15 AL (John William born May 8, 1885), Preston 13 AL (born April 25, 1887) and Nora 10 AR. Mary is widowed here in 1910.

 

PUTMAN FAMILIES  Howard County

Three sons of John Putman and Lucy Covington, of Rutherford County North Carolina, came to Sevier County from Morgan County Alabama in the late 1850s. They were William Putman and his wife Sarah, Anderson Putman and his wife Henrietta Turrentine and Josiah Putman and his wife Rhoda Turrentine. They were in Howard County for the 1880 Census. This part of Sevier County became Howard County in 1873, so they really didn’t move at all. By then Josiah had died. William had died by the 1860 census, Josiah by the 1880 and Anderson by the 1900. The folks here are all related to them.

 

JOHN T. (TURRENTINE) PUTMAN  Nashville, Howard County

He is a son of Anderson and Henrietta born in Alabama in 1855. His wife, Lydia Reeder has died since 1880. He is now 45 AL, Lottie M. 18 AR, Willis Marvin 15 AR (born November 4, 1885), Archie Turrentine 12 AR (born August 5, 1887) and Reeder 10 AR (born August 20, 1889). He is here in 1910 and I don’t find him after that.

 

JOE (JOSIAH) PUTMAN  Saline, Howard County

He is Josiah Putman, a son of Josiah Putman and Rhoda Turrentine. He is 42 AR, Mollie Wiggins is 39 MS, May 15 AR, Fred 10 AR, Wiggins 5 AR and mom, Rhoda 87 AL, is with them.

 

JOS A. (JOSIAH ANDERSON) PUTMAN  Nashville, Howard County

He is another Josiah Putman, but is the son of Anderson Putman and Henrietta Turrentine. He was born in Sevier County in 1866. He is 33 AR and Clara O. Bateman his wife is 29 AR. He married Clara Bateman here on February 26, 1890. They are here through the 1930.

 

CHARLEY PUTMAN  Union, Jackson County

He is 26 IL, Clara 25 IL and Viola 1 IL. Newcomers. He is a son of William H. Putnam and Marian King of Wabash County Illinois. He was at home there in 1870 and 1880. He is Charles Wilmer Putnam and was born in Wabash County July 21, 1874.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Morgan, Lawrence County

He is 27 IL IL IL boarding with William Brady. He is a farm laborer.

 

ROBERT H. PUTMAN  Big Fork, Montgomery County

He is Robert Hays Putman son of Elijah Covington and Malinda Putman. He is 22 and boarding with Andrew Strickland. He was born January 30, 1878. He will be marrying Alice Sophronia Smith here on May 17, 1903. They will be here the rest of their lives.

 

GEORGE PUTMAN  Gap, Montgomery County

He is a son of William Putman and Eliza Jane Reynolds. He is 21 and his wife Annie Coffman is 16. He was born April 6, 1879. He just married Annie Coffman on April 29, 1900.

 

VICTOR M. (MIDDLETON) PUTMAN  Gap, Montgomery County

He is 19 AR and boarding with William Vought. He is a son of Elijah Covington Putman. He was born January 24, 1881 and died April 12, 1961. He will marry Melissa Salina Bates in Polk County on November 14, 1901. Melissa was born November 16, 1877 and died December 10, 1940.

 

WILLIAM H. PUTMAN  Gap, Montgomery County

Elijah's son is still in the county and will be here again in 1910 and 1920. He is now 47, Eliza Jane Reynolds 46, John M. 27AR (born December 25, 1872), Eunice 16 TX, Ada 14 AR, Lula B. 10 AR and Gracie E. 6 AR. He was born in Gordon County Georgia on December 18, 1852. He married Eliza Jane Reynolds on March 27, 1870 in Montgomery County Arkansas. Eliza was born in Floyd County Georgia on January 8, 1854 and died December 8, 1925. She was a daughter of Middleton and Elizabeth Reynolds. They will remain in Montgomery County. Bill died February 19, 1929.

 

VICKI PUTMAN  Missouri, Montgomery County

She is 6 AR and listed as a granddaughter of John Stover 77 PA and his wife Catherine 48 AR. She is the child of James Bissell Putman and Susan Murph/Stover. Her folks split up and her mother has remarried a Fontaine guy and then separated again and married Joseph Clenney January 11, 1897. Vicki is also listed with her mother Susan an Joseph Clenney out in the Choctaw Nation Oklahoma now in 1900. Her mother Susan will marry another 2-3 guys in the next 10-15 years. Vicki will still be with her grandparents in 1910.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Parks, Montgomery County

He is 25 AR boarding with John Pierson. He is a son of Elijah Covington Putman and his first wife Mary Ellen Dodd. He was born January 25, 1873 and died March 15, 1938. He first married Susan Murph or Stover around 1892. She gave birth to their daughter Vicki in 1893. Then she split and has since married 2 more guys and will marry another couple more by the 1920s. He will marry Lula Dove Shields around 1901. Lulu was an illegitimate daughter of William Jackson Hopper and Mary Ann Shields. They are in Polk County through 1930. The Vicki listed above is his daughter and she is living with her mother’s folks. She will still be with them in 1910.

 

CAL (CALVIN) PUTMAN  Eagle Gap, Polk County

He is 24 AR, Nettie Carmack is 23 MO, Etta 5 AR, George 3 AR and Oba (he is listed as Fred in 1910 and Fred O. later) a son is 2 AR. They were married here March 20, 1894. He should be a son of the elusive William James Putman who was a son of William and Alla Putman from Washington County. He bounced all over the place and had some three wives. William died here in Polk County but lived in the mountains and never popped up in the 1870 or 1880 reports here.

 

DANIEL ELIJAH PUTMAN  Big Fork, Polk County

He is a son of Elijah and Malinda Putman from here. He is 30, Martha Markham his wife is 26, Elbert E. 8 (born August 12, 1892), William Marcus 6 (born July 9, 1894), Isaac Eden 4 (born August 25, 1895) and Jesse Jason born July 20, 1900. He was born February 12, 1870. He died in Polk County on October 3, 1945. He married Martha Abigail Markham on January 25, 1891. She was born April 6, 1874 and died March 28, 1929. They remained in Polk County all their lives.

 

RICHARD THOMPSON PUTMAN  Big Fork, Polk County

Another of Elijah's kids over from Montgomery County. He is 34, Martha Grant Lowery 32, Nathan Elisha 13 (born July 26, 1886), Rollie G. 11 (born April 17, 1888), Malinda 9, Nancy 7, Mary L. 5 and Dicy 2. He was born January 31, 1866. He married Martha Grant Lowery in Langley, Pike County Arkansas on August 23, 1885. He died in Big Fork, Montgomery County on November 20, 1931 and is buried near his folks in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery along with his wife Martha (born October 12, 1868 and died October 4, 1957). In 1900 through 1930 they were in Polk County Arkansas.

 

JACOB B. PUTMAN  Galla Rock, Pope County

He was here, but unmarried in 1880. He married Alice H. Hickox on September 15, 1881. Now he is 40 GA born October 1859, Alice is 33 AR, Laurence M. 16, Willis A. 14, Annie 12, Bula 10, Artie a daughter 8, Elsie 4, Harold F. 1. They will move to Indianola, Indian Territory, Oklahoma and die there on August 16, 1901. He is a son of Posey M. Putman and Martha E. Carpenter from Gordon County Georgia.

 

JOHN D. PUTMAN  Hazen, Prairie County

He is 42 MS, Amanda 34 MS, Arthur E. 10 MS, Minnie G. 6 MS, Daisy J. 3 AR and Joseph F. born July 1899. In 1860, he was listed at age 3 living with a John and Annie Knight in Choctaw County Mississippi living near George, John and Calvin Putman, sons of James Putman and Elizabeth Hughes. I believe he is a son of John in his first marriage.

 

THOMAS PUTMAN  Bloomer, Sebastian County

He is Thomas Adolphus Putman 55 GA and the son of Berry Barton Putman, Martha A. Ward is 49 AR and the children are Verona 26, Larosa 22, Annie M. 16 and Pearl 13. Adolphus was born April 26, 1845 in Hall County. On January 20, 1869, he married Martha Ann Ward, daughter of Castleton and Mary Ward. They have been here ever since. They are here in 1910 and Martha is widowed by 1920.

 

THOMAS O. PUTMAN  Bloomer, Sebastian County

Thomas is 35 GA with his wife Alice G. Pope 21 and their daughter Blanche 2. He is the youngest son of Thomas Whitney Putman and Mary Freeman from Georgia. His dad was killed in the Civil War in 1863. His widowed mother Mary came out here to Arkansas in the later 1860s. Right now he is living with his brother William Warren Putman. He married Alice here November 24, 1895. He will die shortly as Alice will marry W. G. Card here on February 21, 1904.

 

WILLIAM W. PUTMAN  Bloomer, Sebastian County

William Warren is the oldest son of Thomas Whitney Putman. He is 45 GA, Martha A. Delaney 44 OH, Harriett 19, Charles L. 17, Millie B. 15, Myrtle 13, Ella J. 11, Jennie D. 9, and Roy S. 6 (born July 6, 1895). He also has a bunch of other folk with him. He has Melbey Berry 20, and her 2 year old son Frank. He has the Thomas O. Putman listed above with him as well. He was born June 7, 1854. They were married May 15, 1880. Martha Delaney was born March 23, 1856 and will die in a few years on October 19, 1903. In 1910 and 1920, he will have a new wife Margaret or Marguerite Ward born in Tennessee. They are still in Sebastian County in 1930. William was born in 1854 and will die in 1931. The son Charles L. was born November 4, 1883 and will die shortly on March 3, 1903. The daughter Myrtle was born March 8, 1887 and will die March 3, 1904.

 

JOHN A. PUTMAN  Fort Smith, Sebastian County

He is John Augustus Putman, a son of William Jacob Putman and Martha Hampton from DeKalb County Alabama. In 1870 he was in Franklin County Arkansas, in 1880 he was in Parker County Texas and now he is here. He is listed 57 GA, but in 1870 he said it was AL. At any rate he is 57 GA, Elizabeth A. Brown 58 TN, Vista 28 AR, Jesse J. 26 AR, Mattie 19 TX. John died October 28, 1904. His nickname was Tobe. Elizabeth Brown was a daughter of Benjamin B. and Martha Brown, and was born in April 1842.

 

WILLIAM B. (BENJAMIN) PUTMAN  Fort Smith, Sebastian County

He is 30 GA, Maude Clara Junkin his wife is 24 IN, Gus J. 5 AR, Jesse S. (Stanley) 2 AR and William B.  Jr. 8 months old. He is the eldest son of the John A. Putman above. He was born in Georgia in August 1870. He married Maude May 28, 1894. She was born in Clark County Indiana June 5, 1875. In 1900 he is in Sebastian County Arkansas with Maude and three children. In 1910 and 1920 the family is in Fayetteville, Washington County. William died in Dallas, Texas on March 16, 1940. Maude had died of pneumonia January 11, 1933 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was a wholesale grocer. His son William Junior and two more generations will be lawyers in Fayetteville.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Sebastian County

He is listed as 52 AR. He is a son of John Putnam and Elizabeth Goode. His wife Sarah Taylor is 49 IN and their children are Richard Duval 19, Della 16 and Roy 10. This is the line that came out of Massachusetts originally.

 

JAMES H. PUTMAN  Wallace, Stone Country

He is 26 AR, Lettie 30 IL and Fay 2 AR. He is a son of William Putman and grandson of Jabel Putman from Oregon County Missouri. They will be in Eastland County Texas in 1910 and in 1920.

 

MAY PUTMAN  Fayetteville, Washington County

She is 10 MO MO MO with James and Maggie Campbell as a granddaughter.

 

REDING PUTMAN  Fayetteville, Washington County

My kin. This is Reding Junior 69 IL and Elizabeth Reed 65 TN with Anna Elizabeth 44 AR and Leigh Reding, my grandfather, 25 AR. Reding Putman Jr. was born on September 12, 1830 in Putman Township, Fulton County Illinois. He married Elizabeth here May 10, 1855. Reding died after a three day illness at his home in Fayetteville on January 23, 1914 and his wife, Elizabeth, died in Fayetteville at her son's home on October 6, 1922. Both are buried next to each other in Evergreen Cemetery in Fayetteville.

 

JOSEPH H. PUTMAN  Rover, Yell County

He is still around and now married. He is now 30, Missouri Edens, his wife is 29 AR, Frank Montgomery 8 (born August 22, 1891) and John Vilette born November 9, 1899. He married Missouri Edens September 14, 1890.

 

WILLIAM F. PUTMAN  Richland, Yell County

He is 30 AR, Laura Chapel his wife 26 AR, May C. 8, Robert 5 (born December 27, 1894) and Susie V. 2. I am still not totally certain who Joseph and William are. They were both orphaned in the 1880 census. William married Laura E. Chapel here on November 29, 1888.

 

 

ARKANSAS 1910 CENSUS

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Benton County

He is William Lester Putman's son John Jahu. John is 43 TN, Mary Anne Lee 42 AR, Kate 20, William Henry 18, Carl and Calvin, twins 3 AR. John Putman was born in 1865. He married Mary Ann Lee, daughter of John C. Lee and Lottie Hickman. JJ, as he was called, opened a general store in the late 1870s in Pea Ridge.

 

JOHN L. (LEE) PUTMAN  Esculapia, Benton County

John is still around. He is 53 AR, Mary Deason 50 AR, William Castle 30 AR, Kate (Jennie Carlis) 28 AR, Bart (Richard Barton) and his twin Bert (Edmund Berton) are 25 AR and Lucy is 20 AR. John Lee Putman was born December 15, 1857 and died in 1942 in Rogers, Arkansas. He married Mary Jane Deason on December 21, 1876. Mary was born in October 1859 and died in 1913. Both were born in Arkansas. He was wounded in the Battle of Prairie Grove during the Civil War.

 

MABEL J. PUTMAN  Siloam Spring, Benton County

She is 34 NE IL IL single and boarding. She is a servant with a Bentley family. She was a servant for a Dean family in Red Cloud, Webster County Nebraska in 1900. Think she is a daughter of Charles Edwin Putnam from Red Cloud.

 

ANNE PUTMAN  Carrollton, Boone County

She is Martha Anne Bell, the widow of Robert Martin Putman and has moved with some of her kids from Carroll County. Anne is 56 AR and living with her son David Wilson. She will still be here in 1920 at age 65. Carrollton is right on the County line and may be the same on both sides. All the people in Carrollton in either County are all related. It may be that part of the town is on both sides.

 

WILSIE PUTMAN  Carrollton, Boone County

Wilson is a son of Robert and Anne Putman. Mom is with him. He is 27 AR and has his sister Dee 30 AR with him. Then there are two others: Caleb 9 AR and Archie 4 AR. They are listed as his sister and brother, but in 1920 Archie is listed as Archie Burgess a grandson of Martha Anne. I have a feeling Caleb and Arch are kids of his sister Dee who was then still at home but with a new husband Benjamin D. Dial. More probably on the 11:00 O’clock news.

 

HUGH PUTMAN  Carrollton, Boone County

Hugh is the eldest son of Wilson Putman 3rd. He is 43 TN. His son Daniel Monroe 18 AR is the only one listed at home with him.  Mary E. Stacy, his wife, has gone to Carroll County with the other kids at census time and has her own listing there. She and the son Wilson will be back there in Carroll County for the 1920 census, however.  To see the whole family, add in Mary, Wilson 22, Daniel 18 is listed there as well and Georgia 15.

 

MARY E. PUTMAN  Carrollton, Carroll County

Hugh Putman's wife Mary Stacy is visiting the kids grandfather Wilson Putman. She is 56 KY and has Wilson 22 AR, Daniel 18 AR and Georgia 15 AR with her.

 

WILSON PUTMAN  Carrollton, Carroll County

Wilson Putman 3rd is now 60 TN. He still has his daughter Mollie listed as 28 TN, but should be 38 TN and a granddaughter Ethel 16 AR. Both these folks were here in 1900 and Mollie will be here in 1920 as well. Mollie had married a Bird, and I guess he died and Ethel is her child.

 

THOMAS PUTMAN  Clay County

He is Thomas Franklin Putman, a son of John Franklin and Martha Lain Putman from McNairy County Tennessee. He was there in 1900 and will be back there in 1920. Tom is 27 TN, Effie 27 TN, Velma 3 TN and Marie just born in AR.

 

BENNETT PUTMAN  Van Buren, Crawford County

Reding's son, Bennett's grandson is still here. He is now 35 AR, Cordelia Ezra Benton is 36 IN, Kenneth 12 AR, Grady 9 AR, Clovie 6 AR and Marie 1 AR. Another son, Lawrence, 4 at the time should have been listed, but was not. They are here in 1920.

 

ALBERT PUTMAN  Old River Township, Crittenden County

Albert is 54 WV VA VA living with an Ellison family. I can’t find him before this.

 

JIM PUTMAN  Tyronza, Crittenden County

He is 67 GA TN GA and widowed. He is living with Emma Matter.

 

ERNEST J. PUTNAM  Wynne, Cross County

He is 24 AL AL AL and is a brakeman for the railroad. He has just been married to Vivian G. 18 AR. This is a dual listing for John Putman’s son shown at home here now. They will be with his folks again in 1920 in Crittenden County.

 

JOHN G. PUTMAN  Wynne, Cross County

He is a son of the Rev. Martin Putman from Marshall County Alabama. He and the family were in Burlson County Texas in 1900. John is 54 AL, Patia 53 AL, Ernest 28 AL and Mabel 14 TX. They will be in Crittenden County in 1920.

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON PUTMAN  Hogan Township, Franklin County

He is 40 MO TN SC. Nannie Baker 23 AR AR AR is a second wife as Laura has died. Children are Floyd Raymond 20 AR MO AR, Walter 17 AR MO AR, Viola 7 AR MO AR and Nora 3 AR MO AR. He is a son of Zachariah Putman and Cunis Bledsoe, and was listed in Dade County Missouri in 1880 and he was here in 1900.

 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PUTMAN  Mammoth Spring, Fulton County

He is a son of George Washington Putman and Susan Sarah Harmon from Oregon County Missouri. They were in Red River County Texas in 1900 where he listed himself as Frank and both he and Sarah listed MO as birthplaces. Now he is 30 AR, Sarah 28 MO, George 7 TX and Eva 3 TX.

 

E. (EDWARD) S. PUTNAM  Hot Springs, Garland County

He is living alone and is 51 LA and single. He is a hotelkeeper. He is a son of James Mercer Putnam and Mary Spearing from New Orleans. He was born there in 1858 and will die (probably around here) in 1919. This is a New England family.

 

HATTIE PUTNAM  Hot Springs, Garland County

She is 26 MS and married. She lives with her mother Dora Nash. She has 4 children. They are listed as Mulattos.

 

SIMPSON PUTNAM  Hot Springs, Garland County

He is 42 MS married with a family. They are all listed as Blacks. They are here in 1920 and he will die here March 19, 1939.

 

MARY PUTMAN  De Roan, Hempstead County

Mary Reardon is now the widow of John Reuben Putman from Calhoun County Alabama. They were all here in 1900. She is 49 GA (listed AR but that is wrong), John William 23, Preston 22, James 8, Alma 6 and Lucille 2. She is John's second wife and lists the two eldest as stepsons. Her eldest son is coming up next.

 

TILTON PUTMAN  De Roan, Hempstead County

He is listed as Tinnie, and is John Rueben's son. He is 29 AR, Flora Purcell 24 and Guy 1. They are living with her folks George and Thelma Purcell from Arkansas.

 

JOS A. (JOSIAH ANDERSON) PUTMAN  Nashville, Howard County

He is 42 AR US US and retired. His wife Clara Bateman is 39 AR. Also here are her brother William H. Bateman 32 AR and his wife Onila or something 42 AR.

 

ARCHIE T. (TURRENTINE) PUTMAN  Saline, Howard County

He is 22 AR (born August 5, 1887), Eula J. 24 and Marie 2. He is a son of John Turrentine Putman and Lydia River and was born here August 4, 1886. He will die in Mineral Springs Arkansas in October 1968. They are around all their lives.

 

JOHN T. (TURRENTINE) PUTMAN  Saline, Howard County

Still widowed at age 54 AL. He is living with John Huddleston. He is the eldest child of Anderson Putman and Henrietta Turrentine.  I don’t find him in 1920.

 

REEDER PUTMAN  Mineral Springs, Howard County

He is 21 AR, Pearl Lyons, his wife, 19, Troy 3 and Densil 1. He is a son of John Turrentine Putman and Lydia River and was born here. He was born August 20, 1889. His wife Pearl Lyons will die in the 1920s, and in 1930 he has a new wife Emmie who he married in 1928. They lived in Blue Bayou, Howard County. He will die there in 1939

 

WILLIE PUTMAN  Mineral Springs, Howard County

Willie Marvin is John's son is 24 and living with his brother Reeder. He was born November 4, 1885 and died October 26, 1918. In 1920, there is a widow, Susan Putman age 37 living with a J. C. Bratton. She may be his widow.

 

JULIA PUTNAM  Pine Bluff, Jefferson County

Julia Steed was married to William Jeremiah Putnam in Cleveland County Arkansas in 1900. They were in Scott County Mississippi before that. She is 46 MS AL AL. With her are her son Phillip 22 TX, Kerstaie (William Kerstaie) 17 MS, Louis 13 AR, Peardie a daughter 11 AR and Cordie 7 AR. She says she had 8 kids 5 still living.

 

FRANK PUTMAN  Prairie Township, Johnson County

He is 32 AL AL AL, Eliza 36 AL and Daisy 7 AL. He is a coalminer. He looks to be the son of Zadoc Putman of Lauderdale County Alabama. He was home there in 1880 and with his brother in 1900 in Lauderdale County and was single then.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Flat Creek, Lawrence County

He is 38 TN TN TN and still single. In 1900 he lists his birthplace as IL. I can't find him in either state in the 1880 census.

 

BELL PUTMAN Hampton, Lee County

She and a bunch of others are grandchildren of Andrew and Lucy Jackson. This is a large Negro family.

 

GEORGE W. (WHITFIELD) PUTMAN  Hampton, Lee County

He is 35 MS GA MS, Etta Scroggins his wife is 31 MS, Venia 12, Ruth 10, Elgie a son 8, Elmer 5, Ruby 2 and a newborn daughter, Nellie. All but the last one were born in MS. He is a son of Charles Putman. His wife is Etta Scroggins. They are from Choctaw County Mississippi. George will be widowed in Prairie County by 1930. The sons Elgie and Elmer will be married there too.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Choctaw Township, Lincoln County

She is 50 IN and a mother in law of Robert Curtian 32 TN who has married her daughter Myrtle 20 AR IN IN. They should be in the 1900 and 1910 but can’t find them. There are an awful lot of Pitmans and Pittmans in the State.

 

ISABEL PUTMAN  Caroline Township, Lonoke County

She is 29 MS and divorced, Ethel 6 and Bessie 1. They kids are AR MS MS. They are living with her father, David Cummins.

 

JOHNSON P. PUTMAN  Indian Bayou, Lonoke County

He is over from Choctaw County Mississippi. He is widowed again and is living with his son Joe, below. Johnson is 50 MS SC MS. His daughter Emma age 14 MS is with him.. He is a son of Charles and Essence Jane Putman from Mississippi. He was born in 1858 in Choctaw County. He was married three times, first to Louisa Rich in 1878 or 79. Louisa died in childbirth. He married Caroline Lawrence April 11, 1896. He then married Lou Sledge after 1900. He was in jail in the 1900 census and then went to Arkansas to look for land. Some of his children are with his brothers in the 1900 census, some in jail with him. He returned and took his family to Arkansas and died in 1918 in Horse Shoe Lake, Arkansas.

 

JOSEPH J. PUTMAN  Indian Bayou, Lonoke County

Johnson Putman's son is 29 MS, his wife Rosa Cunningham is 34 AR. They have been married 3 years, and this is a second marriage for both. They have a son Lee 6 AR and a daughter Ola 2 AR. They are in Grant County in 1920. He was born in August 1879. He married three times: Ida Tucker, a Rosa and to Myrtle Frownfetter in 1943. He is shown with Ida in the 1900 census of Choctaw County. In 1920, they are in Grant County Arkansas. He died in Dewitt, Arkansas on April 6, 1946.

 

ROBERT PUTMAN  Gum Woods, Lonoke County

Johnson's son is 28, Lillie 22. No kids yet.

 

ROBERTA PUTMAN  Cleveland Township, Lonoke County

She is 28 TX divorced, and living with her mother, Ellen M. Johnson.

 

DANIEL E. (ELIJAH) PUTMAN  Montgomery County

Daniel is a son of Elijah Covington and Malinda Putman and was in Polk County in 1900. He is now 40 AR GA TN, Martha Markham is 36 AR GA AR, Marcus (Mark) 17, Isaac (Ike) 14, Jesse (Jess) 11 and Necie 5 all born AR. Missing is Elbert who is in Polk County. He was born February 12, 1870. He died in Polk County on October 3, 1945. He married Martha Abigail Markham on January 25, 1891. She was born April 6, 1874 and died March 28, 1929.

 

WILLIAM H. PUTMAN  Gap Township, Montgomery County

Another of Elijah and Malinda's kids. They were here in 1900 and are in 1920. He is now 57. His wife Eliza Jane Reynolds is 56, Ada 23, Lula B. 20 and Gracie Ester 16. He was born in Gordon County Georgia on December 18, 1852. He married Elisa Jane Reynolds on March 27, 1870 in Montgomery County Arkansas. They will remain in Montgomery County. Bill died February 19, 1929.

 

VICKI PUTMAN  Missouri Township, Montgomery County

She is 16 and a granddaughter of John and Catherine Stover. She was here at age 6 in 1900. She is a daughter of James Bissell Putman and his first wife Susan Stover. Her mother died shortly after she was born in 1893, and her grandparents raised her.

 

JOHN M. (MIDDLETON) PUTMAN  Parks Township, Montgomery County

He is a son William and Eliza Putman, and is John Middleton Putman age 37 and living alone. He will still be here in 1930 and still living alone. He was born December 25, 1872 and died October 30, 1951. He never married.

 

ELBERT PUTMAN  Mountain Township, Pike County

He is 19 AR AR AR single and working as a hired hand. He is the eldest son of Daniel Elijah. He is 19 and boarding. In 1920 he will be married and still here in Polk County. He was born August 29, 1891 and died July 1, 1964. He married Dora Ann Edwards on January 11, 1912. They moved from Polk County Arkansas to Muse, Le Flore County Oklahoma about 1925 and remained their all their lives

 

ARTHUR PUTMAN  Little River, Poinsett County

He is 27 MO and living with Jack Hazel.

 

CALVIN PUTMAN  Eagle Gap, Polk County

Listed as Collins. He was here in 1900. He is now 34 AR, Nellie Carmack 31 MO, Etta 15, George 13, Fred 11 and Corsia a daughter 6. All the kids are AR. The family will be in Grant County Oklahoma in 1920 where he will be listed as George. The son Fred will be in Johnson County Oklahoma in 1920 as well. His name must be George Calvin Putman.

 

JAMES BISSELL PUTMAN  Big Fork, Polk County

Elijah's son is 38. Lula Dove Shields his second wife is 24, Isabella (Stella) 7, Frederick E. 5, Eula 1 and Eunice R.1. He is a son of Elijah Covington Putman and his first wife Mary Ellen Dodd. He was born January 25, 1873 and died March 15, 1938. He first married Susan Murph Stover around 1892. She took off shortly after giving birth to their daughter Vicki in 1893. He married Lula Dove Shields around 1901. Lulu was an illegitimate daughter of William Jackson Hopper and Mary Ann Shields. They are in Polk County through 1930.

 

MIDDLETON PUTMAN  Big Fork, Polk County

Victor Middleton is another of Elijah's sons. He is 29 AR, Melissa Bates is 32 AR, Ethel 7 AR, Sallie 5 AR and Dottie (Millie Dorothy) 3 AR. He was born January 24, 1881 and died April 12, 1961. He married Melissa Salina Bates here in Polk County on November 14, 1901. Melissa was born November 16, 1877 and died December 10, 1940. They will move to Miller County Oklahoma very soon.

 

RICHARD THOMPSON PUTMAN  Big Fork, Polk County

Elijah's son is 44 AR GA TN, Martha Lowery 41 AR, Nathan Elijah 23 AR, Rollie Gilford 22 AR, Nancy 17 AR, Lucinda 15 AR, Dicie 12 AR, Artie, another daughter, 9 AR and Charles 3 AR. He was born January 31, 1866. He married Martha Grant Lowery in Langley, Pike County Arkansas on August 23, 1885. He died in Big Fork, Montgomery County on November 20, 1931 and is buried near his folks in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery along with his wife Martha (born October 12, 1868 and died October 4, 1957). In 1900 through 1930 they are in Polk County.

 

ROBERT HAYES PUTMAN  Big Fork, Polk County

Ah yes another of Elijah Covington's sons. He is 32, Alice Smith 29, Raymond E. 5, Roy 4, Robin (Ruby) 2 and Harley 1. He was born January 30, 1878. He married Alice Sophronia Smith here on May 17, 1903. They will be here the rest of their lives.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Little Rock, Pulaski County

He is 38 IA MI IL and a public school supervisor. His wife Lalla is 27 KY KY KY. They have been married 8 years and have Nelson 6 KY, Robert 3 AR, Gordon 2 AR. Also here is his widowed mother Julia 62 IL NY NY and his brother W. N. (William Nelson) 30 MI MI IL. He is a son of Charles A. Putnam and Julia Gordon from La Grange, Iowa and Cass County Michigan before that. Charles was a son of Orlean Putnam and Amelia Vanderhoof from Cass County Michigan. He was at home there in 1850. The family was all in La Grange in 1900 except Frank who was in Elyria City, Ohio. They are in Fort Worth, Texas in 1920 and in Dallas in 1930. Frank Orleans Putnam was born September 21, 1871 and will die in Dallas October 12, 1954. William was born December 25, 1879, and will marry Rose Groves and they are in Fort Worth, Texas in 1920 and 1930.

 

SARAH C. PUTMAN  Little Rock, Pulaski County

She is 51 GA widowed and living alone in Little Rock.

 

SILAS PUTMAN  Hurricane Township, Saline County

He is 26 AL, Susie Jarrett is 24 TX, Cashie 3 TX and Cerena 1 TX. They will be in Sevier County in 1920 and then everyone is listed as being born in Texas. He is a son of John Howard and Cerina Putman and was born in Marion County Alabama in May 1884.

 

WILL PUTMAN  Bloomer, Sebastian County

William Warren is a son of Thomas Whitney Putman. He is now 50 GA GA GA. Margaret Ward his second wife is 54 TN. Now, in 1900 his wife was Martha Delaney who has since died. They have Jane 18 AR and Roy 15 AR still at home. They are here in 1920 and 1930.

 

BEN & LILLIAN PUTMAN  Fort Smith, Sebastian County

He is 9 and she is 3. They are grandchildren of John Dunn.

 

JESSIE J. (JORDAN) PUTMAN  Fort Smith, Sebastian County

He is a son of John Augustus and Elizabeth Putman. He is now married at age 36AR, Nellie Batson his wife is 32 AR, Jesse (jr.) 7, Frank 5, Lee Benjamin 4 and William 1. All are AR. He was in Parker County Texas with his folks until about 1904 when he came back to Arkansas.

 

TOM A. PUTMAN  Fort Smith, Sebastian County

Thomas Adolphus is a son of Berry Barton Putman. He is now 65, Mattie Wade is 55, Verona V. 26, Anna M. 22, Pearl G. 20. Then there is a Rosalee Putman age 24 (should be 34) who is his daughter. Then there is a grandson James P. 1. Best I can figure is Rose had young James out of wedlock, or she married someone and her new name was not recorded in the census. In 1920, Mother Martha is a widow and Rose is outa there by then.

 

RICHARD DUVAL PUTMAN  Upper Township, Sebastian County

He is 29 AR and Lillie is 25 AR. He is a son of John and Sarah Taylor Putnam. This is the New England line descending from Sam Putnam from Massachusetts.

 

SARAH PUTMAN  Upper Township, Sebastian County

She is Sarah Taylor, the widow of John Putman. She is 61 IN and Roy T. 20 AR is still at home.

 

J. C. PUTMAN  Paraclifta, Sevier County

Josiah or Joseph C. is a son of Josiah and Rhoda Turrentine Putman. He was last in Howard County. He is now 52 AR, Molly H. is 48 MS, Fred 21 AR and Wiggins 14 AR. He will be in Red River County Texas in the 1920 reports.

 

BENJAMIN F. PUTMAN  Brush Creek, Washington County

He is 68 AR KY IN and his wife Sarah Jane is 49 KS. They have been married 22 years and this is the second marriage for both. They have John F. 21 AR AR KS. He is a son of James Daniel Putman and Diadema Smith. James was a son of Reding Putman. Ben was born in Washington County Arkansas September 21, 1841, and was then with the family in Logan County Illinois in 1860. The folks briefly moved to Iowa and found the ‘Grasshopper Plague’ too much and were back in Fulton County Illinois in 1870. Ben was in Pueblo County Colorado in 1880. Sarah Jane was born March 1, 1861 and will die March 26, 1915. He is widowed back in Carroll County in 1920. He will die there February 19, 1920. Both are buried in Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, Washington County. The son John will marry Helen Sanders soon and then die October 12, 1913. Helen in remarried to Garland Coon in Benton County in 1920.

 

JAMES PUTNAM  Fayetteville, Washington County

He is 22 MO and Lula Privett is 21 AR. He is James D. Putnam, eldest son of the William below.

 

WILLIAM A. PUTNAM  Fayetteville, Washington County

He is a son of Jeremiah and Charlotte Putnam from Guilford County North Carolina. He was in Calloway County Missouri in 1880 and 1900. He is 50 NC and Lydia Jane Moseley is 40 MO. They have been married 23 years and had ten children, eight of whom are listed here: Ira F. 20 MO, Christopher L. 16 MO, William M. 14 MO, Price J. 12 MO, Cynthia B. 9 MO, Florence 6 MO, Lydia 4 MO and Edith 1 AR. They will be in Madison County Illinois by the 1920 census. Also there is his brother C.C. see next listing. They all live in Fayetteville. They are back here in West Fork, Washington County in 1930.

 

C. C. (CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS) PUTNAM  Fayetteville, Washington County

He is listed as 63 NC (born September 22, 1846) widowed and living with his brother Bill above. He is Christopher Putnam and was a widower also in 1900 in Calloway County Missouri. In 1880 he was 33 and back home with Jeremiah Putnam with two children Oscar 7 and Nancy Ann 5 so it looks as if he has been widowed since the 1870s. He will be back in Calloway County Missouri and die there January 20, 1912. There is more on this whole family in the North Carolina and the Missouri sections.

 

LEIGH REDING PUTMAN  Fayetteville, Washington County

Reding junior's son, my grandfather. He is 34 AR IL GA, Nell (Helen Byrnes) 30 AR RI IRE, Reding 7 AR, Mary 5 AR and William (my father) 2 AR. Reding was born in Fayetteville on May 29, 1875. He married Nell June 5, 1901. He is in the lumber business and will move to New Orleans in 1917, and then in 1920 move up to Evanston Illinois where he will die December 28, 1935 of a sudden heart attack. I will be born up there in 1937.

 

REDING PUTMAN  Fayetteville, Washington County

Reding junior is now 79 IL NC NJ, Elizabeth Reed 75 TN VA PA, and Anna King 50 AR their widowed daughter is back living at home with them. Reding will die here after a three day illness on January 23, 1914 and Elizabeth will be widowed here in 1920 and then die herself October 6, 1922.

 

WILLIAM BENJAMIN PUTMAN  Fayetteville, Washington County

He is a son of John Augustus Putman and has moved from Sebastian County. He is 39, Maude Junkin his wife is 33, Augustus 15, Jesse Stanley 12, Benjamin (William B. Jr.) 9, John 7 and Margaret 3. All AR.

 

JOE H. PUTMAN  Ions Creek, Yell County                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Joseph Henry is still around. He is now 40, Missouri Edens 39, John 11, Richard 9, Columbus 7, Robert 5, Arthur 2 and William 1.

 

WILLIAM FRANKLIN PUTMAN  Waveland, Yell County

Will is 40 AR UNK UNK, Laura Chapel 37 AR, Mary E. 18 AR, Joseph R. 15 AR, Susie J. 12 AR, John C. 7 AR, Roy 3 AR, Everett F.1 AR. I think William is a son of William James Putman and Malinda Harrison. They were married here, he was born here, but they were in Red River County Texas in 1870, and young William was kinda orphaned here in 1880.