UPDATED OCTOBER 20, 2012
Illinois became a part of the Northwest Territories in 1787. It became the Illinois Territory in 1809, being taken out of the Indiana Territory. It became the Twenty-first State in 1818. The State opened up and became populated in the 1820s.
The first Federal Census was in 1820. State Census was taken in the odd years of 1825, 1835 etc.
ILLINOIS 1820 CENSUS
In the 1820 census males are broken down 0-9, 10-15, 16-18, 19-25, 26-44, 45 and older. Females are divided 0-9, 10-15, 16-25, 26-44, 45 and over.
EBER PUTNAM Edwards County
His whole name is Ebenezer Putnam. He is a son of Howard Putnam (number 987 in Eben Putnam’s books) and Hannah Green of Sutton, Massachusetts, and a brother of the next Samuel. 000100 20100. He is married to Triphosa Ballard also from Massachusetts. They were married August 28, 1817. Howard and Hannah are still in Knox County, Indiana and will be until 1831 when this whole family is in Wabash County, Illinois. His line goes back Eber > Howard > Samuel > Jeptha > Eleazer > John > John.
SAMUEL PUTNAM Edwards County
Another son of Howard Putnam and Hannah Green from Knox County, Indiana. Howard was from Sutton, Massachusetts. 100010 10101. Same line as Eber's.
ELIJAH PUTMAN Madison County
One of our Southern Branch of the family. He is a son of Daniel Putnam and Prudence Skelton of Anderson, South Carolina. He and his wife Elizabeth Duff moved to Illinois in 1818 from Gibson County, Indiana. They will join his brothers in Fulton County, Illinois in 1826. 100100 1010001. Her parents were both with them even though Abraham Duff was not shown. His line goes back Elijah > Daniel > Barnet > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas.
ILLINOIS 1825 STATE CENSUS
In this State Census, Daniel's children, Hazeal, Reding and William were all present in Fulton County. Elijah was in Madison County. These are all sons of Daniel Putman and Prudence Skelton of Anderson (Old Pendleton) District, South Carolina. The family left South Carolina in 1800 and went up into Warren County, Kentucky near Bowling Green. Daniel's father Barnet died there in 1804. About 1806, Daniel moved the gang up to Knox County, Indiana. Daniel was a Judge and helped create Gibson County out of Knox County (which he did). He died in Gibson County in 1816. All the sons fought with Harrison in the War of 1812 and all were allotted Bounty Lands in Illinois for their war service. They took the new lands and here they are. Putman Township in Fulton County is named for it’s first settler, Reding Putman, my great great grandfather.
ILLINOIS 1830 CENSUS
In the 1830 census both males and females are listed 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29,
30-39, 40-49, 50-59, etc.
HENRY PUTNAM Quincy, Adams County
He is in his 20s, his wife Martha in her late teens and no children. 00001 0001. He is a son of Allen Putnam and Anna Porter of Marietta, Ohio. He was actually born in Salem, Massachusetts, but came to Ohio at age 12 with his folks and General Rufus Putnam. He just married Martha MacDonald here on July 29, 1930, shortly after arriving in Illinois. They will have one child, Rufus William, who will remain here on the farm until he dies. Henry will die here in 1844. The line is Henry (2334) > Allen (1038) > Henry > Henry > Eleazer > John > John.
DANIEL PUTMAN Fulton County
Hazeal's son Daniel Bennet Putman. He and Isabelle Findley were just married here January 28, 1830, so no kids yet. 00001 0001.
ELIJAH PUTMAN Fulton County
He and Elizabeth Duff are in their 40s and have joined the family here in Putman Township, Fulton County. 011001 311001. Elijah > Daniel > Barnet > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas.
HAZEAL PUTMAN Fulton County
He and Isabel Combs are in their 50s now. 0011001 0010001. Gave his line earlier through his son Daniel. Southern Putman family. Hazeal > Daniel > Barnet > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas.
REDING PUTMAN Fulton County
Stacy Combs, his first wife has died and Reding is in his 40s. His second wife, Phoebe Marsh Stelle, is in her 50s. With him is his mother, Prudence Skelton, now twice widowed, in her 50s. 133011 1211002. Reding is my gggrandfather. His line is Reding > Daniel > Barnet > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas. In the next two years, Reding will fight in the Black Hawk War, and be wounded in his left shoulder. He will be given Bounty Lands in Northwest Arkansas, which I guess was cheaper than giving the poor guy a pension. About 1836, Reding, William and their mother, Prudence Skelton, will head to West Fork, Washington County, Arkansas and settle near present day Fayetteville. Southern Putmans.
WILLIAM PUTMAN Fulton County
William is in his 40s, Alla Bridges in her 30s. 211001 10101. He's still teaching school as he did back in Gibson County, Indiana. His line is the same as his brothers Reding, Hazeal and Elijah. Southern Branch.
LOUIS PUTMAN Macoupin County
He and his wife are in their forties. 0110001 0011001. No thoughts here at all. He is still here in 1840.
GEORGE W. (WASHINGTON) PUTNAM Montgomery County
He is in his 20s and his wife in her late teens. There also seems to be another couple with him a brother and his wife the same ages as George and his wife, Mary Hocking. 001002 0002. The other guy is his brother Henry Putnam. George is number 2336 and Henry is number 2334 in Eben’s books. They are sons of Allen Putnam (1038) and Nancy Porter from Marietta, Ohio. Their lines are from Allen > Henry > Henry > Eleazer > John > John. George will be in Madison County, Illinois in 1830, 1840, 1850 and 1860. Henry will be in Adams County in 1830 even though he is not in the index, and will be shown there in 1840. Henry will die in Adams County in 1844.
SAMUEL PUTNAM Wabash County
Samuel, Howard's son, and listed near him are his kids. 110001 200001. The ages are off or were recorded wrongly. He is married to Relief Chaffey. They were married March 16, 1815. He was born 9/11/1787 and is in his forties and not his fifties as shown.
DANIEL PUTNAM Wabash County
Daniel Green is a son of Howard Putnam. He is in his 20s, his wife in her teens. 0001 001. He was born in Ovid, New York October 10, 1802 and will die in Lee County, Iowa in 1843. He married Elizabeth Washburn. She will die in Lee County in 1851. Line is Daniel > Howard > Samuel > Jeptha > Eleazer > John > John
EBER PUTNAM Wabash County
Howard's son is married with five kids now. 020001 211001. He was born April 12, 1796 back in New York and married Tryphosa Ballard here August 28, 1817. He will be here till he dies April 29, 1846. Eber > Howard > Samuel > Jeptha > Eleazer > John > John
SAMUEL PUTNAM Wabash County
Samuel, Howard's son, and listed near him are his kids. 110001 200001. The ages are off or were recorded wrongly. He is married to Relief Chaffey. He was born 9/11/1787 and is in his forties and not his fifties as shown. Samuel > Howard > Samuel > Jeptha > Eleazer > John > John
LABAN PUTMAN White County
Barnet's son is in Southern Illinois in his 50s as is Betsy Young his wife. The family is shown as 0101101 0012001. He and Betsy both will die in the next decade. His son Laban will head into Galatin County, his son Barnet into Hamilton County, Illinois. Laban is a son of Barnet and Sarah Putman from the Old Pendleton District in upland South Carolina. He married Betsy in Trigg County, Kentucky and then rejoined the family in Warren County Kentucky about 1805 in time to head up to Gibson County, Indiana with them. After the War of 1812, he headed into Warrick County, Indiana and then over here into southern Illinois. His line is Laban > Barnet > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas.
ILLINOIS 1835 STATE CENSUS
In this state census we find in Fulton County, REDING, HAZEAL, HARRISON (Hazeal's son), GEORGE (Reding's son), ELIJAH and BENJAMIN F. PUTMAN (son of Daniel Kendrick Putman out of Kentucky). WILLIAM should also be here, but wasn’t in the index.
ILLINOIS 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.
HENRY PUTNAM Adams County
He was first here in 1830. He is not in the index, but he is right here in Ellington. Henry is number 2334 in Eben’s scheme of things. He was born in Marietta, Ohio June 10, 1800, two years after his Father Allen landed there with his cousin General Rufus Putnam of Massachusetts. Henry married Martha MacDonald July 29, 1830 and came out here with his brother George after their father died in 1807. Martha has recently died (June 30, 1839) so Henry is here with his only son Rufus William Putnam. Henry himself will die here on September 20, 1844. Young Rufus will be here alone and boarding in 1850. This line is Henry > Allen > Henry > Henry > Eleazer > John > John.
JOHN PUTMAN Brown County
Zachariah's son is the first to arrive from Kentucky, and he is settling in Mt. Sterling. The listing is 110001-10001. He is in his 30s, his wife in her 20s. Southern Putman family. There will be a ton of folks from this line here in Brown County almost forever. This line goes back Zachariah > Daniel > Zachariah > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putman.
WILLIAM PUTMAN Brown County
This is the William Putman who was listed as being born in New York and his wife Martha. See the 1850 listing for kids. Now I do not feel it was NY but KY as his birthplace. I feel he is a son of William Putman, Henry's son, who was in Bracken County, Kentucky and moved to Montgomery County, Indiana in the early 1830s. The elder had a son the right age in 1830 and the son was gone by 1840. I think young Bill headed to Illinois at the time his father left for Indiana. There were no Putmans left in Bracken County after 1830. Based on the ages of his children and the fact they were born in Illinois, he would have arrived in 1831. The listing is 12001-00001. Southern Putman family. His line would be William > Henry > Zachariah > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putman.
ABRAHAM H. PUTMAN Fulton County
Elijah's son and his new wife Elizabeth Moran. They were married March 7, 1839 and no kids yet.
E. (ELIJAH) PUTMAN Fulton County
Elijah is Daniel and Prudence’s son. He was born in Anderson South Carolina in 1794, and he married Elizabeth Duff back in Indiana. They are in their 40s with her mother, Verlinda Combs Duff, now living with them. 0201001 22210011. Southern Putman family.
GEORGE PUTMAN Fulton County
Reding's son remained after the rest of his family went south to Washington County, Arkansas. He'll visit there, but return here to Fulton County. A couple of us researchers feel, he didn’t get along that well with his stepmother Phoebe, and simply decided to stay here. He will until he heads over into Iowa later on. 30001 00001.
H. (HARRISON) PUTMAN Fulton County
He is a son of Hazeal Putman and Isabel Combs. He was born in Indiana in 1811. He married Malinda Fouts (Pfautz oriuginally) here in Canton, Fulton County. They are in their 20s with her mom, Mary Fouts, living with them. 20001 02001001. They will be here all their lives.
JOSEPH PUTMAN Fulton County
He is in his 20s as is his wife and then there is a woman in her 60s with them, probably one of their mothers. The older woman must be her mother. Listing is 00011 000010001. He married Lucinda Hedges here in Fulton County on December 27, 1838. A descendant says this Joseph was from New York State as was Lucinda. At any rate, Joseph will die, and Lucinda and the kids are in Pickaway County Ohio by 1848, but not listed there in 1850. By 1860, Lucinda and a bunch of their kids are still in Pickaway County. They are also there in 1870.
JANE PUTMAN Cain Creek, Gallatin County
The family is 101 001001, so she is in her 30s. She is Jane Ellison, widow of Laban Putman, junior. Laban and Jane were married here in Gallatin County on April 14, 1836. Laban had moved over from White County, Illinois where his family was living in 1830. Southern Putman family.
BENNET (BARNET) PUTMAN Hamilton County
This county is next to White County and he would be a son of Laban Putman. His name is Barnet and not Bennet. The name of this guy's grandfather was Barnet Putman of South Carolina. His wife Sarah Baker will be widowed here in 1850. The listing is 21011-11001. Both he and his wife are in their 20s. They were married in Gallatin County, Illinois on June 11, 1831. The other older male is Barnet's younger brother. His folks died recently and he sort of took in the family. Southern Putman family. Barnet > Laban > Barnet > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putman of Virginia.
SIMEON W. (WALKER) PUTNAM Kane County
The listing is 200001 022001. He is now about 33 to 34 and from Maine. In 1850 he is De Kalb County. In 1860 and 1870 they will be in Delaware County, Iowa. He will be widowed there in 1870 at age 63. He is Simeon Walker Putnam, and was born in 1806 in Anson, Somerset County, Maine. He married Rhoda Watson in New Portland, Maine October 6, 1826. His parents were John Putnam and Lucinda Walker of Maine. John's folks were John Putnam and Joanna Ames of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This John was number 876 in Eben's book. John's folks were Israel Putnam and Sarah Hutchinson of Bedford, Massachusetts. Israel was number 329, and his folks were Israel Putnam (126) and Sarah Bacon of Salem and then Bedford, Mass. The line is Simeon > John > John > Israel > Israel > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John. His folks are listed next, but in 1850 his mother will be widowed here in Kane County.
JOHN PUTNAM Kane County
The listing is 000000001 00001001. Matt just came across this listing. They are Simeon’s folks John and Lucinda. Knew they were here someplace. John will die here in the 1840s, and Lucinda will be widowed here in 1850 and living with her daughter Lucinda and her new husband.
EDWARD PUTMAN Lake County
According to the 1850 census, they are from New Hampshire. The listing is 01112001 0000101. He is in his 50s, Lydia in her 40s. He is number 1243 in Eben’s system. He is a son of Caleb Putnam (492) and Judith Libby of Croydon, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He married Lydia Melandy back in Croydon on June 21, 1810. In the late 1820s, he and his brother Samuel came out here to Illinois. Edward liked it, but Sam and his kids went back east, and settled in Troy, New York in the mid 1830s. They were in Rensselaer County New York in 1830. Edward will be here in Illinois for the rest of his life.
JOHN G. PUTNAM LaSalle County
Current listing is 1201001 0112. He looks to be widowed in his 40s. I believe this is a dual listing for the John G. in Will County now. He was on the move and may have been counted twice. Look at the similarities in the listings. These two counties are almost adjacent ones.
LEWIS PUTMAN Macoupin County
He was here in 1840, but is not here in 1850, so don't know where he is from. And, actually the name really looks like Pitman, not Putman. Then, Lewis was a very common name in the New York Dutch line. At any rate, the listing is 00111001 1110001. He's in his 40s.
GEORGE W. PUTNAM Edwardsville, Madison County
In 1850 it states he is from Ohio. He was in Montgomery County in 1830 with his younger brother Henry. See that listing for the lineage. George was born back in Marietta, Ohio and his dad, Allen, came from Danvers, Massachusetts. George will be here through the 1860 census. The listing is 111011 20001. He is 35, she in her 20s. The 1850 listing is very blurry, but it looks as if his wife had died by then.
A. V. (ABRAHAM VEDDER) PUTNAM Morgan County
The listing is 20202001 100011. He is in his late 20s as is his wife Sarah Houghton. The older folks would be kinfolk, probably Houghtons, as his folks are still in New York. He is part of the Dutch family from New York State. He is a son of Matthew Putman and Nancy Ann Vedder from Montgomery County, New York. In 1850 they are living in Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa. Sarah and the kids will be in Hopkins County, Texas in 1870 and 1880.
JESSE (JAMES) PUTNAM Morgan County
The name really looks more like James than Jesse, but I don't find him under either name in 1850. The listing is 1010001 0001101. He is in his late 30s, his wife in her early 40s.
HAZEAL PUTMAN Schuyler County
He moved here in 1835 from Fulton County. He is now in his 40s as is Isabell Combs, his wife. Isabel will die here in July 1841, and he will marry a widow Mary Barker September 30, 1841. Hazeal then will die here September 30, 1843. The listing is 01110001-00000001. Southern Putman family.
EBER PUTNAM Wabash County
Howard's kid, Ebenezer, was here before 1820. He will die in 1846. Tryphosa Ballard, his wife, will be widowed here in 1850. The listing is 1011001 0111001. They are in their 40s now.
SAMUEL PUTNAM Wabash County
Howard's son is still here. The listing is 00010001 0020001. He is in his 50s now.
SYLVESTER PUTMAN Wabash County
He is a son of Samuel Putnam and Relief Chaffee. The listing is 00001 0001. He is in his 20s, she in her late teens. In 1850 and 1955 Sylvester is missing, but his wife Elizabeth and the kids are still here.
DANIEL G. PUTNAM Warren County
He is Daniel Green Putnam, son of Howard Putnam from Knox County, Indiana. He was in Wabash County in 1830. The current listing is 2000010 100110. He is married to Elizabeth Washburn.
EDWIN PUTNAM Warren County
The listing is 00002 10001. They are in their 20s. He married Sally Campbell in Knox County July 12, 1837. The other guy in his 20s is probably his brother. Must be connected to Howard’s line, but not sure how.
JOHN G. PUTMAN Jackson, Will County
He is from the Dutch Putman family from upper New York State. He is John Garret Putman son of John Lodowyck Putman. His wife Rebecca Wells died in 1838. There are some 15 people in the listing, so he must have a few kin or boarders with him. Cornelius Putman and Gertrude Van Horne and family are here as well. Listing is 1212202 012101.
HENRY PUTNAM Winnebago County
In 1850 it states he is from New York State. The listing is 0000101 001001. He is in his 30s. He was born in Rome, New York, a son of Abijah Putnam. He was with his father and brother John in North East Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania in 1820 and in Batavia, Genesee County, New York in 1830 and is now out here. His brother John will join him here in a few years. Both will be here in 1850. His line goes back to Abijah Putnam > Tarrant Putnam number 342 > Cornelius Putnam (number 339) of Sutton > Cornelius (number 127) > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John.
ILLINOIS 1845 STATE CENSUS
There was only one that shows up in the Index.
GEORGE PUTNAM Tazewell County
Listing is 001 11. He is about 18 OH, Catherine Scleithe his wife is 18 OH, Phebe 1 IL. They were married here February 15, 1844. They are here still in 1850, then will be in Grant County, Wisconsin in about 1855 and will be in the 1860 census there with a bunch more kids. Never have been able to figure who his folks were.
ILLINOIS 1850 CENSUS
RUFUS PUTMAN Ellington, Adams County
He is a son of Henry Putman. He is 17 IL and living with John Steins. He is Rufus William Putnam, a son of Henry Putnam and Martha MacDonald. If you scan back to his daddy Henry or Uncle George you’ll get the drift. His mother died here in 1839, his dad died in 1844 and Rufus, their only child got the family farm. I don’t know who John Steins is, maybe executor of Dad’s will or something. At any rate, Rufus was born in this very house back on September 11, 1833 and will die right here July 22, 1932. He'll marry Melissa Simmons here March 12, 1855. You’ll see them all in 1860. His line is Rufus > Henry > Allen > Henry > Henry > Eleazer > John > John.
JACOB PUTMAN Ohio Township, Boone County
He is a son of William Putman and Harriet Coyne of Glen, Montgomery County, New York. Dutch Line. Jacob is 27 NY and living with the John Curtis Family. His full name is Jacob Sternburgh Putman.
JAMES PUTMAN Mount Sterling, Brown County
William Putman and Nancy Harper's son. He is 29 OH, Letha Darnell his wife 20 OH, William A. 2 IL and Ellen 1 IL. They were married here August 22, 1847. Also here is Mary Gordley 22 KY. Both James and Letha will die here in the next few years.
DANIEL PUTMAN Mount Sterling, Brown County
Zachariah's son from Kentucky. He is 46 KY, Lucinda Colbert 37 OH, Ambrose 14 OH, Sarah A. 12 OH, Martha 12 OH, Mary 11 OH, John 9 OH, Jane 7 IL and Jefferson 3 IL. Also here is Sarah Higgins 14 OH.
JOHN PUTMAN Brown County
Son of the next William Putman. He is 18 IL and his wife Mary Ann Shields 18 IL and they have a 2 month old son William E.
WILLIAM PUTMAN Brown County
He is William's son from Kentucky. He is 43 KY, Martha Smith 37 KY and they have Henry 16 IL, Hannah 14 IL, Daniel 12 IL, James 9 IL, Elvira 7 IL, George 5 IL and Martha 2 IL. All the kids were born in Illinois so William has been in the state since about 1831 or 1832. He most likely came with Benjamin Franklin Putman, Daniel Kendrick Putman's son, who came in 1832 to Illinois. Southern Putman family.
DANIEL PUTMAN Brown County
Daniel is a son of the William Putman (Zachariah's son) and Nancy Ann Harper. He is 24 OH, Eliza (Louisa Perry) is 23 TN, Matilda 4 IL, Lavinia 2 IL. James Marshall 10 IL is living with them. James is his sister's son. Mary Ann Putman married Levin Marshall.
WILLIAM PUTMAN Brown County
Zach's son is 52 KY as is his wife Nancy Harper. Kids are John 17 OH, Jane 9 OH, and William Marshall 12 IL is with them. William Marshall is undoubtedly a brother of the James listed above. Southern Putman family.
JOHN PUTMAN Brown County
Another of Zachariah's sons. He is 44 KY and his wife Sophia Weaver is 34 OH. Children are Franklin 15 OH, Eliza Jane 13 OH, James 11 IL, Almira 8 IL, Zachariah 6 IL, Alvin 4 IL and Johnson 1 IL.
ELIJAH PUTMAN Brown County
He is a son of Zachariah Putman, and is 51 KY, Matilda Kenton 45 OH. Children are Ambrose 18 OH, William 16 OH, Simon 13 OH, Milton 9 OH, Mary 6 OH and Benjamin 2 OH. Ambrose also has a separate listing in the census.
OTHER PUTMAN KINFOLK Brown County
Sarah Putman Grover, 56 VA, is a widow. She was a daughter of Henry Putman.
Lucinda Putman Grover, 33 OH, is a daughter of William Putman and has married Henry Putman Grover 36 KY and they have their family next to all these Putmans. Elizabeth Putman Harper 31 OH, a daughter of Zachariah Putman and married to Stephen Harper 37 KY. Anna Putman Harper 78 VA, is with her husband William Harper 79 MD. She is a daughter of Henry Putman from Kentucky.
JOHN PUTNAM Belleview, Calhoun County
He is 23 ENG living with the James Bell Family in Belleview.
JACOB PUTMAN Carroll Township, Carroll County
He is 31 NY, Eliza - his wife is 19 NY. They were just married June 21, 1849 in Jo Daviess County. He is probably connected to the following Victor, and to the Stephen who is here in 1860.
VICTOR PUTNAM Elkhorn Grove, Carroll County
His name is Victor, though he is listed Victory. He is 30 IL (NY in 1860), Eliza (Adaline Eliza Hardy) 28 IL (VT 1860 is correct), Catherine 8 (NY 1860 which is correct) IL, Christopher C. 6 IL, Abigail 1 IL. They will be in Ogle County in 1860, and in De Kalb County in 1870. Therefore he is from NY, Eliza from VT and Catherine is also born in NY, the rest are all born in IL. He is a son of Peter Putman and Mary Waters of Cattaraugus County, New York. He was born there August 22, 1820. Dutch Family.
S. P. (SAMUEL PORTER) PUTNAM Chicago, Cook County
He is 35 VT and a shingle maker, his wife is listed as Mrs. but is Lydia (White) Bayley 37 NH, and they have two daughters, H. E. (Hannah) 9 NH and Angeline 7 NH. There are actually two Samuel Porter Putnams here in Chicago. This one is a son of Samuel Porter Putnam (2131) and Betsy Bailey from Danvers, Massachusetts and then Vermont. He was born there in 1814 and will die here in 1857. Lydia will be widowed in West Chicago in 1860 with these two and the next three kids.
GEORGE & SAMUEL & J. B. PUTMAN Chicago, Cook County
George is 1 IL living in a lodging house of sorts. Also there are Samuel Putman 3 IL and J. B. (John) Putman 5 IL. They also belong with Samuel and Lydia above, as they are with her in 1860.
ALDEN PUTMAN Palatine, Cook County
The listing is spelled Holden. He is 32 VT, Anna Eliza Smith, his wife, 22 NY and Theodore 2 IL. He is a son of Reuben Putnam (number 1200 in Eben's books) and Eleanor Abbott. Alden was born November 27, 1817 in Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont. He married Ann here December 1, 1846. He will die in Austin, Illinois on July 5, 1894. They will be in Wisconsin from the 1860 through 1880 census. Here’s a little something out of a County History: “Alden Putnam was a prominent pioneer of both Monroe and La Crosse counties, and is entitled to an extended notice in this history of the heroic men and women who braved the hardships and dangers of the frontier to prepare the way for the advance of civilization. Mr. Putnam was born in Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont, on November 26, 1818. His father, Reuben Putnam, Junior, was born in the same place, and was the son of Reuben Putman, Senior, who was a second cousin to General Putnam. Reuben Putnam, Jr., married Eleanor Abbott, a native of New England, who was descended from Puritan stock. Reuben, Jr., and Eleanor removed to Cook County, Illinois, in 1840. There were ten children born to their union, seven sons and three daughters. They removed to Cook County, Illinois, and there passed the remainder of their lives. The father died at the age of seventy years, and the mother attained the age of eighty-nine. Alden Putnam was reared in Vermont, and at the age of twenty years was driving a stage for A. W. Hyde. Two years later he came west, arriving in Chicago in 1840. Alden, at the age of twenty-eight years, was married to Miss Eliza Smith in Dundee, Kane County, Illinois. She was a daughter of Orrin Smith, an honored pioneer of that county. Alden secured a situation with Frink & Walker, the most widely-known stage men in the Mississippi Valley. He remained with them for three years, driving from Chicago to Joliet, from Rockford to Galena, and other points. He often drove a team of six horses, carrying freight, passengers, and large sums of money. He became acquainted with many distinguished men in those days, and he gained a wide knowledge of human nature. In 1844, they purchased some land in Lake County, Illinois, and engaged in farming, but when the gold excitement reached Illinois, Alden abandoned every enterprise and went overland to the scene of the craze. The journey consumed six months. He was one of four men to discover Grass Valley, California, and was engaged at the "Rough and Ready Diggins." In 1850, Alden returned to Illinois, where he resided until 1857; in that year he removed to Jackson County, Wisconsin, and settled some twelve miles from Black River Falls. He purchased a fine farm of 417 acres, in an advanced state of cultivation, and well improved with good buildings. In 1872, he went to Black River Falls, and conducted the Merchants' Hotel of that place for six years. He was in the hotel business at other points until 1888, when he came to Onalaska and erected a residence on Second street, where he was pleasantly surrounded with many of the comforts of life. There were two sons born to the union of Alden and Eliza. They were: Hosea Ballou Putnam, who became a railroad conductor in Los Angeles, California, and Theodore Putnam, who is deceased. Eliza (Smith) Putnam departed this life in August of 1891.” Biographical History of La Crosse, Trempealeau, and Buffalo Counties, Wisconsin." The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1892.
LABAN PUTNAM Palatine, Cook County
He is 41 VT and his wife Elvira Jones is 35 VT and his sister Eleanor Jeanette 21 VT is with them. Also there is his mother Eleanor (Abbott) 63 VT and two Church children. He is son of Reuben Putnam from Bethel, Vermont. Reuben is number 1200 and Laban is number 2673 in Eben Putnam's book. His brother Dennis is in Lake County, but will join him here in Palatine, Cook County shortly. Laban was born in Bethel, Windsor County Vermont on November 5, 1808. He was Reuben's eldest child. Laban married Elvira Jones in Bethel, Vermont. Laban will die here in Palatine in November 1892.
DANIEL S. (SUMNER) PUTNAM Schaumburg, Cook County
He is 38 VT, Julia 33 VT, Louisa 10 VT, Julia M. 4 VT. He is Daniel Sumner Putnam, number 2676 in Eben Putnam's book. He was born in Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont on November 15, 1813. He married Julia Austin in Bethel and they were there in the 1840 census. Daniel's parents were Daniel Putnam and Permelia French. The senior Daniel was born in Sutton, Mass. April 18, 1782 and was a Captain in the War of 1812. He married Permelia in Bethel June 14, 1812. The line goes back from Daniel > Daniel > Ezra > Holyoke > Edward > Edward > Thomas > John.
MR. (SAMUEL PORTER) PUTNAM West Chicago, Cook County
He is listed as Mr. 35 US (should be 28 or 29 NY) and a musician, his wife listed as Mrs. is Mary McWilliams 20 ENG. What appears to be her mother, Mrs. McWilliams 48 ENG and J. Jefferson 20 ENG are with them. These listings of “Mr.” and ‘Mrs.’ are really of little help. But Rand Putnam dug up a marriage record that he married Mary McWilliams on August 1, 1849 here in Cook County. He was first married to Sarah Cowdin on November 10, 1842 back in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He and another wife Minerva Brock who he will marry November 3, 1855 in Tazewell County, and they will be in Mason County in 1870. This, the other one in Chicago, Samuel Porter is a son of Samuel Putnam (1752) and Hannah Kimball from Worcester County Massachusetts and then out to Chautauqua County New York where this Sam was born November 9, 1821. The family then moved back to Massachusetts.
S. W. (SIMEON WALKER) PUTNAM Sycamore Township, De Kalb County
He is 40 ME, Rhoda (Watson) 40 ME, Caroline 22 ME, Elizabeth 21 ME, Rhoda 19 ME, Fanny 18 ME, Melvin 12 PA, William 10 IL, John W. 8 IL, Hester 7 IL and Orlando 5 IL. They were in Kane County, Illinois in 1840, and will be in Delaware County, Iowa by 1860. I told you earlier who his folks were.
MICHAEL PUTMAN Fayette County
He is 32 PA and Mary Jane Workman 22 OH. He is from the German Putman family of Somerset County, Pennsylvania and then Ohio. He is a son of Michael Putman and his first wife. He was born in Somerset County and moved with his folks to Van Wert County, Ohio. He married Mary on December 20, 1849. They will be here through the 1880.
BENNETT PUTMAN Centre, Fulton County
Reding and Stacy's son is now a doctor. He is 25 IL, his wife Susan or Susannah M. Effner 23 WI and young Reding 6 months old IL. With them is Lydia Ann Putman, 18 OH. There is also a Lydia Ann Putman 17 OH with the family of John Mills. They must be the same. Lydia Ann (Mills) is the wife of Hazeal Putman, son of William Putman and Alla Bridges. Hazeal and Lydia will be here in 1860. Southern Putman family.
ELIZABETH PUTMAN Canton, Fulton County
She is 19 OH and enumerated with the William Kellogg family in Canton City. Don't know her. She might be a Kellogg herself and widow of one of our folks.
GEORGE C. PUTMAN Buckhart, Fulton County
He is 30 IN, Charlotte Crosthwaite 30 IL. Alfred is 15 IL, John Marion 13 AR, James H. 12 AR, Robert 9 IL, Joseph 7 IL, Enoch 6 IL, Benjamin 3 IL. Also here is Ann Boyles 17 OH. John and James were born in Arkansas while the folks went south with Reding and Phoebe. They were only there a few years and then returned to Fulton County. The rest of the kids were all born in Canton Fulton County. Southern Putman family.
HARRISON PUTMAN Centre, Fulton County
Hazeal's son is 39 IN, Malinda Fouts his wife 36 IN, Clarissa 16 IL, Harriet 15 IL, Francis 13 IL, John 11 IL, Caroline 9 IL, Martin 7 IL, Jane 4 IL, Almira 1 month IL. Also visiting are two of Reding Senior's sons, Reding 20 IL and Robert 25 IL. Southern Putman family.
MARY PUTMAN Liverpool, Fulton County
She is the second wife of Hazeal Putman. She was a widow, Mary Baker, whom he married in 1841. Hazeal died in 1843, and she moved back to Fulton County. She is 63 VA and with her is her son John Baker 18 IN. Southern Putman family.
LABAN PUTMAN Cane Creek, Gallatin County
He is 14 IL and living with Joseph and Martha Pearce. He would be Laban 3rd, son of Laban junior who was in neighboring White County a while back. His widowed mother Jane Ellison Putman was here in 1840. By 1860 he will be with his grandparents, Henry and Nancy Ellison here in town. Southern Putman family.
LEVI PUTMAN Mason, Grundy County
He is 37 NY, Charlotte is 31 NY, Hannah 13 NY, Alvina 11, NY, Phillip R. 9 NY, Clinton 5 IL, Levi 3 IL and Charles E. 1 IL. He was in Lyme, Jefferson County New York in 1840. His folks are Philip Putman and Lucretia Noble from Montgomery County New York. Dutch family. They will be in Vernon County Missouri by 1870.
SARAH PUTMAN Hamilton County
She is Sarah Baker 40 KY, James 28 IL, William 14 IL, Tabatha A. 12 IL, Henry 10 IL, Thomas B. 8 IL, Sarah 5 IL. She is Barnet's widow. He died here March 17, 1846. Barnet was a son of Laban Putman of South Carolina. Southern Putman family.
E. PUTNAM Batavia, Kane County
He lives in Batavia, and is 32 IL, his wife (can't read name) 23 IL, E. (Eber?) a son 6 IL, Mary 4 IL and another son 1 IL. He must be Eber or Samuel’s son, as they were the only ones in this area back before 1820.
LUCINDA PUTMAN Compton, Kane County
She is 62 ME living with her daughter Lucinda 29 ME and her Husband William Kendell 39 ENG. She is Lucinda Walker, widow of John Putnam from Somerset County, Maine. She is also the mother of Simeon Walker Putnam in De Kalb County. They were all here in Kane County in 1840.
SUSAN PUTNAM Arora, Kane County
She is 16 ?? and living with a Curtis family.
RANSOM PUTNAM St. Charles Township, Kane County
He is 38 and a carpenter, Anna (Anna Sumner of Plymouth, Rutland County, Vermont) 37 and Alonzo 2 IL. There are no birthplaces listed for the folks, but in 1860, when he is here, it shows VT. He is a son of Jacob Putnam (number 1882) and Mary Worth. He was born July 29, 1811 in Andover, Windsor County, Vermont. His line goes back to Jacob > Jacob > Nathaniel > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John.
MARGARET PUTNAM Knox County
She is 90 NY and living with the Annis family.
DENNIS PUTMAN Ela, Lake County
He is 35 VT, Harriet Minor 27 VT, Eleanor 7 IL, Royal (Royal Dennis) 2 IL. Also there is Henry Paper 21 GER. Dennis, number 2674 in Eben's books, is a son of Reuben Putnam from Bethel, Vermont. He was born in Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont on February 4, 1813. He married Harriet Minor in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin around 1841 or 1842. He will die in Palatine, Cook County, Illinois on January 16, 1890. His brother Laban is nearby. Reuben Putnam, by the way is Number 1200 in Eben Putnam's book. His line goes Dennis > Reuben > Ebenezer > Holyoke > Edward > Edward > Thomas > John.
EDWARD PUTMAN Benton, Lake County
He is 63 NH, Lydia Melandy his wife 56 NH, Harrison L. 35 NH, Edward 25 NY, James S. 20 NY, Terry P. 19 NY and Mary J. 18 NY. Also there is Ransford Brown 22 NY helping on the farm. He is a son of Caleb Putnam and Judith Libby of Croydon, New Hampshire, and was born there December 12, 1786. He was a Selectman in Croydon in 1819, and afterwards moved to New York and then Illinois. Edward is number 1243 in Eben Putnam's book. His line goes back Edward > Caleb > Edward > Edward > Edward > Thomas > John. He arrived here in the 1830s.
HARRISON PUTNAM Lake County
He is 28 NH, Clementine (Permelia Clementine Louvering) 23 NH, Proctor is 1 NH. Harrison is a son of Hiram Putnam and Rachel Chapman, and was born in Croydon, New Hampshire in 1822. He married Clementine in Croydon May 31, 1848. He will die here in 1861. Harrison is Number 2790 and Hiram is number 1244 in Eben Putnam's books. The line goes back from Harrison > Hiram > Caleb > Edward > Edward > Edward > Thomas > John.
HIRAM PUTNAM Warren Township, Lake County
He is 24 NH living with the Daniel Winters family in Newport. He is another of Hiram's sons born in 1826 in Croydon, New Hampshire. Hiram senior is number 1244, this Hiram is number 2792 in Eben Putnam's books. He’ll say to heck with it, and return to Vermont. In 1860 he will be married and living in Pomfret, Windsor County, Vermont.
PROCTOR PUTNAM Warren Township, Lake County
He is 35 NH and lives next door to the Harrison Putnam listed earlier who is a brother. His wife Rosilla Sargent is 27 NH, Orlando Proctor 5 IL, Mary Orintha 3 IL, Loretta Emeline 2 IL. Proctor was a son of Hiram Putnam and Rachel Barton (widow of a Chapman). He was born in Croydon, New Hampshire July 8, 1814 and will die April 2, 1892. Proctor is number 2786 in Eben Putnam's book. His line is Proctor > Hiram > Caleb > Edward > Edward > Edward > Thomas > John.
AZRO C. (CARLTON) PUTNAM Farm Ridge, LaSalle County
He is a doctor, 30 NH, Mary Ann Ford, his wife, is 35 NH, Ellen 8 NH, William 6 OH and Melvin 4 OH. Azro was born in Hanover, New Hampshire April 2, 1819. He went to West Jefferson, Ohio with his folks in the 1840s and has just moved out here. He will serve in the Civil War. Mary will die and he will marry Harriett Glen August 23, 1866 and move to California in the late 1860s, and eventually die in California July 28, 1877. His parents were John Adams Putnam and Sarah Heath from New Hampshire. John's parents were Aaron Putnam and Sarah Colburn of Sutton, Massachusetts and Hanover, New Hampshire. Aaron's folks were Cornelius Putnam Junior (339) and Elizabeth Perkins of Sutton, Mass. The line is Azro > John Adams > Aaron > Cornelius > Cornelius > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John.
DANIEL PUTNAM Mission Township, LaSalle County
He is 21 NY and a farmer.
GEORGE PUTNAM Ottawa Township, LaSalle County
He is 20 NY and living with a Mullin family. He should be George Winfield Putman, a son of Cornelius Putman and Eliza Ann Johnson from Amity, Allegheny County, New York. He will next be in Shiawassee County, Michigan and married to Harriet Fitch. Dutch family.
PETER PUTMAN Earl Township, LaSalle County
A son of Johannes Putman and Maria Sager. He is 33 NY, his wife Patience Godfrey is 22 NY, Sophronia 4 NY and Charles Henry 3 IL. According to Warren Putman, he was born in Jefferson County, N.Y. Dutch line. They will be in Wright County, Minnesota in the 1860 and 1870 returns.
ADA O. PUTNAM Macoupin County
She is 17 NY and living with the family of Jonathan Huggins.
GEORGE PUTMAN Edwardsville, Madison County
He is 45 OH. Blurry listing. Look all the way back to 1830 and you’ll find out who he is. He was born in Marietta Ohio and his folks come out of Danvers, Mass. He is now widowed and will be in 1855 and 1860. He has some kids now that are here then.
FREDERICK PUTMAN Chemung, McHenry County
He is 52 NY, Jane 32 NY, Abram 16 NY, Zachariah 14 NY, Maria 12 NY, William H. (Henry) 9 NY and Helen 5 NY. He is one of the Fredericks out of Montgomery County, New York, and part of the Dutch family. Best idea is that he is a son of Frederick Putman and Margaret Barnhardt. They were in Root, Montgomery County in 1840. They will be in Walworth County, Wisconsin in 1860. These two counties abut each other on the border. The family bounces back and forth between Walworth, Wisconsin and Harvard, Illinois a few miles away.
LOUISA & RHODA PUTMAN McHenry County
Louisa is 3 IL and living with the family of Billings and Harriet J. Burton from New York. Her sister, Rhoda 1 IL is there as well.
BENJAMIN PUTNAM Morgan County
He is 33 KY, Ellen 25 NY and James 4 months IL. Also there is JAMES PUTNAM 22 IL, probably a brother. The James is probably a son of the Jesse/James who was here in 1840 and missing now. Both Benjamin and James may be sons of John Putman and Mary Long from Greenup County, Kentucky. That’s one family I have never been able to get a handle on. They had some six sons that I just haven’t been able to track down. If so, the lines goes back from John > Zachariah > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas. But, I am just not at all certain, so I am listing him here with the ‘other folks.’
ESTHER PUTNAM Morgan County
She is listed as Either, but looks more like Esther to me. She is 13 OH and living with John and Hannah Smith from NY. She may be a daughter of the James or Jesse Putnam who was here in 1840.
HERMAN PUTMAN Taylor, Ogle County
He is 26 GER, Barbara 25 GER and Catherine 2 PA. See, there are other families with our name.
FREDERICK PUTMAN Peoria, Peoria County
He is 50 NY and a cooper, Mary 35 OH, William 15 OH, Allen 11 OH, Abigail 9 OH, George 7 OH, Hannah 5 OH, Ann 3 OH. They are not in the Ohio 1840 census, but obviously were there at the time. They will all be here in 1860 and just Fred and some kids in 1865 then missing in 1870.
MARY PUTNAM Pike County
She is 19 IL and has a daughter Olive 8 months old IL.
GERTRUDE PUTMAN Rushville, Schuyler County
She is the widow of Cornelius Victor Putman of the Dutch line. She is Gertrude Van Horne 55 NY, Victor C. Jr. 25 NY, Abraham C. 23 NY, John C. 21 NY, Katherine E. 16 IL.
SARAH PUTNAM Rushville, Schuyler County
She is 42 OH, Martha 17 OH, Arathusa 13 OH. They are living with J. H. Meyers in Rushville. Don’t know her. The other Putman families here in Rushville are Dutch. But they came straight out of New York and weren’t in Ohio for any length of time that I can determine.
WILLIAM B. G. PUTMAN Rushville, Schuyler County
He is in Rushville. He is a son of Cornelius Victor Putman and his full name is William Brower Garrison Putman. He is a carpenter 30 NY, Martha A. Elkins is 26 VT. Children are Asenath 8 IL, Gertrude 7 IL, John 4 IL, Ann E. 2 IL, Laura 3 months IL and her twin Loring 3 months IL. This is a Dutch line. He goes back William > Cornelius > Victor > Cornelius > Victor > Jan.
JASON PUTNAM Scott County
He is 25 NY (it should be VT as it is in 1860), and is living with the Benjamin Davis Family. In 1860, he will be here and married to Ben's widow, Dorcas Davis. His mom Sarah Putnam from Vermont will be there then as well. He is a son of Jonas Putnam and Sarah (Sally) Ward of Chester, Windsor County, Vermont. He was born January 21, 1824. He will be marrying Louisa Drummonds here on October 26, 1851, and after her death will marry Dorcas here on April 23, 1857.
ISRAEL PUTNAM Flatbranch District, Shelby County
He is 7 IL living with John Casey.
GEORGE PUTNAM Tazewell County
He is 23 OH, Catherine Scleithe His wife is 23 OH, Phebe 6 IL and Cornelia 2 IL. They were married here February 15, 1844. They will be in Grant County, Wisconsin in about 1855 and will be in the 1860 census there with a bunch more kids. No ideas as to his folks.
J. (JONATHAN) PUTNAM Tazewell County
I believe he is a son of Jeremiah Putnam and Hannah Roe of Fairfield County, Connecticut and then Delaware County NY. He is 30 MA (CT I think is correct), Frances Browner his wife 25 KY, George 2 IL and Sarah 6 IL. He married Frances here on November 24, 1847. In 1860 and 1870, they will be in Sangamon County, Illinois. His line is Jonathan > Jeremiah > Aaron > Jonathan > Jonathan > Jonathan > John > John.
CHESTER F. PUTNAM Wabash County
A son of Samuel Putnam and Relief Chaffee. Chesterfield is 25 IL and a wagon maker. Elizabeth Baird his wife is 24 PA, Julia A. 5 IL, Gilbert L. 3 IL, Samuel G. 7 months IL. He was born here back in the mid 1820s. His folks were out of Indiana and Mass. before that. See Illinois 1820.
ELIZABETH PUTNAM Wabash County
She is Sylvester Putnam's widow. She is 29 IL, kids are Eben 10 IL, Philander 8 IL, Sylvester 2 IL and his twin sister Sylvania 2 IL. Sylvester was another son of Samuel Putnam and Relief Chaffee.
RELIEF PUTNAM Wabash County
Relief Chaffee is the widow of Samuel Putnam who has been here a long time. She is 54 NY. She is living with a large Miller Family from Iowa.
TRYPHOSA PUTNAM Wabash County
Tryphosa Ballard is the widow of Eber Putman who died in 1846. She is 50 NH, Alfred 27 IL, Nancy 20 IL, and William J. 7 IL. Also there is Benjamin F. Putnam 10 IA not listed as a son. Ben is probably a son of Daniel Green Putnam who went to Lee County Iowa and died there in 1843.
LOUISA P. PUTMAN Whiteside County
She is 55 VT. Also there is a Sophronia Putman 55 VT. They are sisters and are here together still in 1860. They are both daughters of Isaac Putnam (628) and Mary ‘Polly’ Chamberlain from Windsor County Vermont. The family came down to Ohio in the early 1800s and settled in Knox County Ohio. New Englanders.
H. (HIRAM) B. PUTMAN Wilmington, Will County
He is Hiram Bingham Putman, son of John Garrett Putman and Rebecca Wells. Hiram is the great grandfather of Warren Putman of California, authority on the Dutch Family. He is 31 NY, Eliza Ann Walrath 26 NY, Charles F. 2 IL. They were married here December 25, 1844. Hiram's dad, John is there 55 NY and also his brother Pliny Fiske 17 NY. Eliza's mom, Elizabeth Walrath 64 NY is there also. John, by the way, along with his son Pliny will be heading to Rice County Minnesota soon. John will die there in 1867.
JOHN GARRET PUTMAN Will County
He is a son of John Lodowyck and Lucy Putman and is 55 NY. He is living with his son Hiram Bingham Putman. Dutch folks. He was born in Johnstown, Montgomery County New York December 25, 1794 and will leave here in the 1850s to live with his daughter in Minnesota. He will die in Walcott, Rice County, MN on September 9, 1864. He was married to Rebecca Wells who died here in Will County in 1838. John moved his family here in the mid 1830s.
REUBEN PUTNAM Wilton, Will County
He is 48 NY, Nancy Fix, his wife, is 38 IA, Louisa 15 IA, Sarah Ann 13 IA, Amelia J. 7 IA and Mary E. 3 IL. Also there are her mom Sarah Fix 65 PA and brother Harrison Fix 27 IA. In 1840 he was living with his father, Reuben in Richland, Fountain County, Indiana in 1840. Interesting tidbit here: The History of Will County, Illinois, 1878, page 628. (Twelve-Mile Grove). Reuben Putnam was more generally known as "Old Put." He had the reputation of being a horse thief, a cattle, pig, and sheep thief, and a robber of all kinds of goods on which he could lay his hands. He was even credited with having in the grove, an underground stable in which he concealed his ill-gotten gains, and in which he accommodated members of a then numerous gang of horse-thieves that infested the country; and it is not doubted that Putnam was one of the leaders. "Old Put's" favorite mark for his stock was to cut off both ears and the tail, and in this way destroy all other marks that might previously have been made by the rightful owners. Certain it was that he was the terror of this part of the country, and as such, he prevented the rapid settling of the township.
But finally his operations became so gigantic, and his attitude toward his neighbors became so unbearable, that forbearance ceased to be a virtue, and it was determined to bring him to grief. Numerous suits had been brought against him; Indictments had been procured; and all legal measures had been tried to bring him to justice, but always to the defeat of those instituting such
proceedings. So a few of the citizens of the neighborhood, to the number of seven, entered into a compact to rid the county of his presence. It is not necessary to repeat the names of the seven who planned the scheme, or to give the minutiae thereof. Suffice it to say that, one day in June, 1853, Old Put was plowing corn in his field, when suddenly, what to him appeared to be an
Indian, grappled his arms behind and held him fast; then another, who seemed to be a Negro, appeared with a tar-bucket, and another Indian came up with a bag of feathers. Quicker than it takes to tell it, two or three more Negroes stripped him of his clothing, and a pair of sheep shears applied to his scalp, divested him of his hair. In four minutes time of commencing the operations, Mr. Put presented a striking appearance. So much did he resemble the descriptions of that ancient one called Scratch, that the boys who took part in the work were really struck with fear. He had been covered from head to foot with the tar and feathers; and to add to the Satanic appearance as if having just issued from the ground, they had rolled him in the fresh-plowed dirt.
After the work had been completed, he was asked if he understood the meaning of all these proceedings, and upon giving an affirmative answer, he was told that he would be allowed just ninety days to settle up his business and get out of the country, and was assured that if he were found in the neighborhood at the end of the period named, the seven had sworn a great oath never to rest day or night until he was quartered. At the end of the eighty-seventh day, it was
noticed that Put still lingered, as if loath to leave the scene of the drama in which he had taken so prominent a part; but after that date he was a stranger to Twelve-mile Grove, having suddenly vanished. For a long time his countenance presented a sallow appearance, looking much as though he was undergoing an attack of jaundice. He spent much time in trying to find out who had been his prosecutors; but so well had they concealed their plans that for many years it was not known who had taken part in the work. Four men employed in the matter are still residents of the county, and are among the best citizens. The thing proved so popular, and those concerned in
it kept it so well, that others who had nothing to do with it hinted that they "Knew more about it than they cared to tell." Hope he isn’t in your line.
GOYNE M. (McCOY) PUTNAM Laona, Winnebago County
He is 30 PA, Lavinia Babcock 19 NY, Estella 2 months IL. They live next door to John W. Putnam who is his father. He will be here in 1860 and 1865. He was born in North East Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania. His folks were John W. and Minerva Putnam. In the 1820s, John moved back to New York where he was born and was in Batavia, Genesee County, New York. The family then went across the Lake, and in 1840 were in Ontario, Canada. Then they came here. In 1870 and 1880 Goyne and Lavinia will be just across the state line in Avon, Rock County Wisconsin.
HENRY PUTNAM Laona, Winnebago County
He is a brother of John W. Putnam. He is 56 NY, Martha 45 CND, Edward 9 MI. Also in the household are George Dickerson 29 MA a physician and his wife Mary A. Putnam Dickerson 24 NY and their two children Frances 8 WI and Edric (Frederick? Eric?) 1 month IL. Henry and Martha are here in 1860.
JOHN W. (WELLINGTON) PUTNAM Laona, Winnebago County
He is 61 NY and Minerva Scott, his wife, is 54 VA (VT in 1860). Children are Marvin 20 NY, Stephen 18 NY, Cyrus 16 NY, Johnson 14 NY, and Henry 12 CND. John's father was Abijah Putnam. His line goes back to Abijah Putnam > Tarrant Putnam number 342 > Cornelius (number 127) > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John. John will die here February 22, 1852, and Minerva on May 20, 1867.
ROYAL PUTNAM Roscoe Township, Winnebago County
He is 26 and with a lot of other folks. His brothers Hosea 24 VT, Kittridge 21 VT, Justin 19 VT and wife Elizabeth Davison 16 VT are with him. His birthplace is not recorded, but in 1860 it is shown to be Vermont. He will be in Ogle County, IL in 1860 and in Pensacola, Escambia County FL in 1880. Royal is a son of Reuben Putnam (number 1200 in Eben's books) and Eleanor Abbott of Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont. He was born in Bethel June 21, 1822, and he will die in Austin, Illinois on March 2, 1897. He married Elizabeth Davison in Johnson, Vermont on October 30, 1848. Kittridge will soon marry Frances Helen Orcutt on November 24, 1850.
ILLINOIS 1860 CENSUS
JOSIAH L. (LOCKE) PUTNAM Quincy, Adams County
Josiah is listed as 29 VT. His wife, Lois C. (Calista Lois Covey), is 28 VT. There are no Putnam children listed, don’t think they ever had any. They are in the household of Roselas Sartle 45 VT, a machinist. He is a son of John Locke Putnam and Phebe Town from Brattleboro, Vermont. He was born there November 26, 1828 and married Lois there October 1, 1851. They will be in Belmont, Iroquois County in 1870 and in Annawan, Henry County in 1880 and then in Syracuse, Nebraska by 1900.
MARTIN PUTMAN Burton, Adams County
He is listed as 35 NY, a farmer. His wife, Ann Mariah, is 25 IL. There are no children listed. In 1870 there are all sorts of folks here in Burton, but not Martin or Ann. Have no idea who any of them are.
RUFUS PUTNAM Ellington Township, Adams County
The son of Henry and Martha Putnam, Rufus William is 25 IL, a farmer. His wife, Melissa Simmons, is 24 IL. The children are: William Henry 4 IL, Louisa Emma 2 IL, and Mary Elizabeth 6 months IL. Also in the household is Herman Elbroke 20 PRS, a farm laborer. They are here in 1870 and 1880. Rufus is widowed here in 1900 through 1920.
DANIEL PUTMAN Brown County
He is now 58 KY, Lucinda Colbert his wife 45 OH, John 20 IL, Martha 21 IL, Sarah 21 IL, Ambrose 24 IL, and Jane 18 IL. Daniel is Zachariah's son and is a merchant as is his son John. Southern Putman family.
AMBROSE PUTMAN Brown County
He is 25 IL, a merchant, and his wife M. E. (Margaret Kendrick) is 22 IL. He is a son of Daniel, above, and also a merchant. For some reason he is listed with his family and then again here with his new wife. Southern Putman family.
HENRY GROVER Brown County
Henry married William Putman's widow, Martha Smith. This is their combined family. Henry is a farmer 47 KY, Martha is 47 KY. There are a bunch of Grover kids plus the ones from William and Martha's marriage. The Putman children are: George W. 15 IL, Lucinda 9 IL, Elmira 16 IL. Southern Putman family.
JOHN PUTMAN Brown County
This is John William Putman eldest son of William and Martha. He is 28 IL, Mary Ann Shields his wife 27 IN, William Edward 10 IL, Henry 8 IL, James L. 6 IL, Robert A. 3 IL and Martha 9 months old IL. Southern Putman family.
DANIEL PUTMAN Brown County
He is a son of William Putman and Nancy Ann Harper. He is 34 OH, Louisa (Perry) is 33 TN and at home are Matilda 14, Melvina 12 and Theodore 1. Southern Putman family.
B. F. (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN) PUTMAN Brown County
Benjamin Putman is a son of John Putman and Sophia Weaver. He is 26, Elizabeth Coppage his wife is 28. Her brother E. W. Coppage 32 is with them. Southern Putman family.
WILLIAM PUTMAN Brown County
He is now 63 KY, his second wife Eliza Jane Kendrick is 41 KY and they have at home are Laura Jane 19 and Winifred (Sally Winifred) 5 the only child in this second marriage. Southern Putman family.
JOHN PUTMAN Brown County
He is 54 KY, Sophia Weaver his wife is 48 OH and have at home James 21, Elmira 18, Zachariah 15, Alvin 13, Johnson 10, Edward 6 and Elizabeth 4. Southern Putman family.
JAMES PUTMAN Brown County
William and Martha's son has just married Sarah Jane McCoy. They are both 19 years old. Southern Putman family.
HENRY PUTMAN Brown County
Another son of William and Martha. He is 25, Margaret Kees 22 and they have their only child, John William 5. Southern Putman family.
AMBROSE PUTMAN Brown County
He is Elijah's son. He is 27, Mary 25. They have Ann 7 (listed as Martha in 1870 and 1880) and John 5 (listed as William in 1870 and 1880). Southern Putman family.
ELIJAH PUTMAN Brown County
He is now 60 KY and a minister in the M.E.C. His wife Matilda Kenton is 57 and they have at home Milton 19, Mary 15 and Benjamin 12. Southern Putman family.
SIMON PUTMAN Brown County
Elijah's son is 24 OH and is just married to Hulda Singleton. They have Frederick 5 months old. Southern Putman family. They will be in Ray County, Missouri in 1870 and then move over to Iowa.
CHARLES PUTNAM Hall Township, Bureau County
He is Charles Sewell Putnam, the son of Sewell Putnam, he was born in Utica, Oneida County, New York November 17, 1824. He is 34 NY, a farmer. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Hugh, is 28 NY. The children are: Alfred E. 2 IL, and Charles F. 1 IL. Also in the household are: Michael Callahan 20 IRL, a farm laborer, and Emma Lord 15 ENG, a house worker. His dad, Sewell was born in Brattleboro, Vermont. Sewell's dad Asa was from Danvers, Massachusetts. Sewell is number 1727 in Eben's books. Charles brothers, George and Harvey live nearby. Charles will be here in 1865, and then back in Utica, Oneida County in a couple of years and will be there in the 1880 census.
GEORGE PUTNAM Hall Township, Bureau County
A son of Sewell, He is listed as 27 NY (born in Utica, New York on September 26, 1831). His wife, Polly A. is 23 CND. He married Polly Ann Cole in Athol, Canada on March 11, 1856. The children are: Flora E. 2 IL, and Maybelle 6 months IL. They will return to Canada in the mid 1860s and then go back to New York from there in the 1870s.
HARVEY PUTNAM Hall Township, Bureau County
Yet another son of Sewell, He is 41 NY, a farmer. His wife, Leurinda Amelia Dewey, is 27 NY. The children are: Lilly J. 5 NY, and Willie H. (Herbert) 2 IL. Also in the household is: Hezekiah Wavery 21 PA. Harvey was born in Cobbleskill, NY November 25, 1818, and will die here January 4, 1863. Leurinda will be remarried to Alfred McKee here in 1870.
HARRISON PUTMAN Macon Township, Bureau County
Henry Harrison is listed as 35 NH, also born in Croydon, New Hampshire. His wife, Clementine Lovering, is 33 NH. The children are: Proctor 12 NH, Sarah 10 IL, Caroline 8 IL, and Frank Harrison 4 IL. Also in the household are: Volney Wilkinson 25 OH, a farmer; Evon Conrad 21 NY, a farm laborer; Nelson Adams 23 FRN, a farm laborer, and Major Welton 28 CT, a farm laborer. Been here since 1849. Harrison is number 2790 in Eben's book. He is a son of Hiram Putnam and Rachel Barton. I gave his line earlier.
J. E. PUTMAN Wyanet Corporation, Bureau County
J. E. is listed as 25 NH, a carpenter. He was enumerated with George Martin, a landlord and with 21 others in a boarding house.
CAMI PUTNAM Wysox Township, Carroll County
She is 15 NY, a student and a servant for the Allen Johnson family, with which she was enumerated. Allen Johnson is listed as 48 PA, a farm laborer. His wife, Mary, is 38 VT.
JACOB PUTMAN Woodland Township, Carroll County
He is 38 NY, a farmer. His wife, Eliza Wicks, is 27 NY. The children are: Marinda 10 IL, George 5 IL, Oscar 2 IL, and Martha 1 IL. He is from the Dutch family, they were here in 1850, and in 1870 will be in Jackson County, Iowa.
STEPHAN F. PUTNAM Carroll Township, Carroll County
He is 35 NY, a farm laborer. He was enumerated with the Willard Wicks 33 NY, a farmer. His wife, Philena, is 32 VT. Also in the household are: John Mark 14 IL, Mary Mark 13 IL, Hannah Mark 11 IL, and Martha Mark 3 IL. Looks as if Philena was married to a Mark guy before marrying Stephen. I would guess he is related to the above Jacob based on the Wicks family connection.
KATE E. PUTMAN Beardstown, Cass County
She is listed as 22 IL, a teacher. She was enumerated with the Justan Gay family.
BENJAMIN PUTNAM Champaign, Champaign County
He is 41 NH, a tinner. His wife, Ellen Angeline Moore, is 35 CND. The children are: Sarah J. 7 IN, James 6 MI, William A. 3 IL, and Mary E. 8 months, IL. He is a son of Benjamin Putnam (1948) and Sarah Tenney. He was born June 20, 1819 in Lyndeborough, New Hampshire. They will be in Salem, Indiana in 1870.
HENRY PUTNAM Rantone, Champaign County
He is 27 OH, a farmer. His wife, Phebe Condit, is 27 OH. Their daughter Alice C. is 2 IL. Also in the household are: Joseph Rolb 24 OH, a farm laborer and William Martin 9 ENG. He is a son of Charles Marsh Putnam from Licking County, OH. His brother Luther is also nearby.
LUTHER E. (EDGERTON) PUTNAM Rantone, Champaign County
He is 24 OH, a farmer. His wife, Ellen S. (Helen S. Whitehead), is 23 OH. Their son, Levi Francis is 2 months IL. Also in the household is Richard Martin 7 ENG. He is a son of Charles Marsh Putnam from Licking County Ohio. His brother, Henry Putnam 27 OH, is also in the County. Luther married Ellen back in Jersey, Ohio March 28, 1858. She will die here August 28, 1868. He will later marry Sarah Jane Martin.
JOHN PUTNAM Rosemond, Christian County
John is listed as 47 MA, a farmer. His wife, Flora Minerva Hawley, is 42 MA. The children are: Ophelia Maria 21 MA, Walter E. 13 MA, James 12 MA, Henry Dwight 7 MA, and Mary Sophia 5 MA. He is Eben’s number 2251, a son of John Putnam (977) and Philena Curtis of Hinsdale, Massachusetts. He was born there April 21, 1813. He married Flora Hawley back in Hinsdale July 6, 1837. They were there in the 1840 and 1850 Census. They will still be here in 1900, the kids even longer.
PUTMANS/PUTNAMS Chicago, Cook County
The 1860 Chicago Census was destroyed by fire, and nothing was left.
ALONZO PUTNAM West Chicago, Cook County
He is listed as 38 MA, a machinist. His wife, Mary, is 35 MA. Their son, Harry, is 8 CT.
AUGUSTUS PUTNAM West Chicago, Cook County
He is 28 MA, a merchant, and is with Thomas Forsaith 22 ME, a salesman. He will marry Alana C. Fields in Alexander County March 24, 1865. But I don’t find him afterwards.
FRANKLIN P. PUTNAM West Chicago, Cook County
He is 42 NH, a clerk, and lives in a hotel.
FRED PUTNAM West Chicago, Cook County
He is 35 MI, a musician, and lives in a hotel.
LYDIA PUTNAM West Chicago, Cook County
Lydia White Bayley is the widow now of Samuel Porter Putnam who was here in 1850 as well. He died here in 1857. She is 46 VT, and is operating a boarding house. Also there are Hannah (Putnam) Goodwin 19 NH and her husband Corning Goodwin 22 MA, Angeline Putnam 17 NH, John Putnam 15 IL, Harriet Putnam 6 IL, and Florence Putnam 4 IL. There are three other boarders. Lydia is in Proviso Township here in Cook County in 1870.
WILLIAM PUTNAM West Chicago, Cook County
He is 28 MA, a railroad conductor, and lives in a hotel.
AARON PUTNAM Afton Township, De Kalb County
He is listed as 47 ME, a farm laborer. His wife, Maria G., is 40 ME, a house laborer (sic). They do not have any children listed. They were enumerated with the George Wadsworth family: George Wadsworth is 30 NY, a farm laborer. His wife, Adeline, is 30 NY. Aaron Randolph Putnam is number 1797, a son of Aaron Putnam (745) and Isa Patrick of Houlton, Maine. He was born there July 30, 1813 and will die here in Illinois in 1874. In about 1840, he married Maria Burleigh of Houlton. They came to Illinois in 1854, and never had children.
JOHN PUTNAM, JR. Clinton Township, De Kalb County
He is 29 NY, a farmer. His wife, Sarah Barbara Wead, is 17 NY. Their son, John K., is 1 NY. They were enumerated with the Alonzo Avery household: Alonzo is 29 NY, a farmer. His wife, Louisa E., is 25 NY. Their son, Andrew W., is 2 IL. Also in the household is Franklin Bradley, 30 NY, a farm laborer. This family will next be in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois and then in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. Another researcher seems to feel this John is a son of John and Barbara Putman from Jefferson County, New York and then Herkimer County before that. If that is the case, the family is Dutch out of Montgomery and Schenectady Counties originally. Sarah Jane was born in Peru, Clinton County, New York. If this John came from that area, his origins would be back in Vermont and Massachusetts before that and part of the English family from there. Just don’t know. Too many Johns early on in New York State. At any rate John Jr. was born June 20, 1831 and he will die in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin January 22, 1903. Sarah will die there April 5, 1922. He married Sarah here July 25, 1858.
EMILY J. PUTNAM Squaw Grove Township, De Kalb County
She is listed as 10 NY. She was enumerated with the Samuel McLellan family: Samuel is listed as 24 NY, a farmer. His wife, Margaret, is 24 IRE.
HENRY C. (CORNELIUS) PUTNAM Squaw Grove Township, De Kalb County
Henry is listed as 28 NY, a merchant who is living alone. He is a son of David Putman and Nancy Dodds from Saratoga County, New York. He was born there October 4, 1831. He will marry Mary Alice Sebree here October 7, 1863. She will die in 1866, and he will move to Le Sueur County, Minnesota and die there January 9, 1869.
HARRISON PUTMAN Fulton County
Listed as Hanson, this is Hazeal's son now 49, Malinda Fouts is 46, John 21, Caroline 18, Martin 16, Jane 14, Almira 12, Mary 10, Olla 4 and Charles 2. Southern Putman family.
FRANK PUTMAN Fulton County
He is Harrison's eldest son, age 23, living next door to his folks working for George Bernard from Ohio. Southern Putman family.
HAZEAL PUTMAN Harris, Fulton County
He is 33 IL, Liddie (Lydia Miller) 26 OH, William 9 IL, Charles 1 IL. Also with them are John Miller 82 VA and his wife Elizabeth 70 VA. The Millers are Lydia's folks. He is a son of William Putman and Alla Bridges from here. He was born on October 21, 1826. He remained in Fulton County, Illinois after the rest of the family went to Arkansas. He lived in Buckheart Township on his folks’ original farm. He married Lydia Ann Miller, daughter of John and Elizabeth Miller of Virginia. They are here in the 1850 and 1860 census and 1865 State Census. In 1870 the family will be in Washington, Tazewell County Illinois. In 1880 they are in Cedar Rapids, Linn County Iowa. Southern Putman family.
JOSEPH PUTMAN Buckheart, Fulton County
He is Joseph Grover Putman, the youngest son of Daniel Kendrick Putman. He is listed as 25 KY, with the Boardner family. He will be marrying Christina Boardner here later on in 1860. Southern Putman family. They will be here till 1881 and then off to Texas they go.
JOSEPH PUTMAN Lewiston, Fulton County
Also listed in Lewistown Township. But, this Joseph is the son of George C. Putman. He is 29 and living with the Deems family. Southern Putman family.
FRANKLIN M. PUTMAN Lewiston, Fulton County
He is 24 KY and a carpenter living with the Smith family in Lewiston Township. He is Franklin Monroe Putman, the son of Benjamin Franklin Putman. Benjamin and the above Joseph Putman were brothers and both sons of Daniel K. Putman. Young Franklin came out with Joseph and will soon be heading to Brown County where he will marry Susannah Ward November 6, 1860. Southern Putman family.
LABAN PUTMAN Gallatin County
Laban, great grandson of Barnet from South Carolina, is now 22 and living as a farm hand with the Henry Ellison family in New Haven, Illinois. His father was Laban Putman Junior and his mother was Jane Ellison. He has moved in with that family. Jane was widowed here earlier and is missing now. Southern Putman family.
LEVI PUTNAM Highland Township, Grundy County
The son of Levi and Charlotte Putnam who were here in 1850. Levi is 13 WI (IL in 1850). He was enumerated with the Walter Wait family. Walter Wait is listed as 32 NY, a farmer. His wife and Levi’s sister, Hannah, is 23 NY. The Wait children are: Ida 4 IL, Adair 3 IL, & Ella 2 IL. Hannah was another child listed with her dad Levi in 1850. Levi and his folks will go to Vernon County Missouri and be there by 1870.
LORENZO D. PUTMAN Knight Prairie, Hamilton County
He is 22 KY, Mary C. 21 IL and Sarah Jane 1 IL. No clue, but this was a popular name out of our North Carolina branch of the family. Lorenzo Dow was a Baptist Preacher who traveled the South. Lots of kids were named for him back there. Probably part of the Southern Putman family.
ARTHUR & JAMES PUTMAN St. Mary's Township, Hancock County
Arthur is listed as 12 IL, and his brother, James, is 10 IL. They were enumerated with the William Darnell Family. William is listed as 63 KY, a farmer. William Arthur and James Putman are sons of James Putman and Letha Darnell from Brown County, Illinois. They were at home in 1850, and then both of the folks died in the mid 1850s. They were both taken in by Letha’s brother William Darnell. In 1880, James will be in Grundy County, Iowa.
MARTHA PUTNAM Navoo, Hancock County
She is 70 OH. She was enumerated with the Isaac H. Such Family. Isaac H. Such is listed as 54 NY, a stone mason. His wife, Sarah, is 50 OH. Their daughter, Sara E., is 16 NY.
J. E. PUTNAM Galva, Henry County
He is listed as 37 VT, and is living with his brother, William listed next.
WILLIAM PUTNAM Galva, Henry County
He is 35 VT, a tinsmith. His wife, Susan, is 30 VT. William's older brother, J. E., is 37 VT, a railroad man.
JUDSON PUTNAM Galva, Henry County
He is 19 NY. He was enumerated with the Uriah Schermerhorn family. Uriah Schermerhorn is 27 NY, a farmer. His wife, Lydia, is 24 PA. The Schermerhorn children are: Ella 4 PA, Charles 2 IL, and Melvin 9 months IL. Also in the household is James Schermerhorn 20 NY. Lydia is his sister. They are children of Freeman Putnam and were shown at home in 1850 in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in the 1850 census. His dad died there in 1852. Don’t know what happened to his mom and brother though.
DAN D. PUTNAM Warren, Jo Daviess County
Daniel is listed as 60 VT, a master carpenter. His wife, Lucinda, is 56 NY. Still at home are: Charlotte 26 NY, and Morocy (this son’s name was Morancy in 1850, and turns out to be William in 1870 and then Morancy in 1880. See that entry in 1870 for some wild guesses.) 22 NY, a silver smith. Daniel (number 1269 in Eben Putnam's book) is a son of Daniel (number 513) Putnam and Dorcas Bone. He was born March 22, 1800 in Grafton Township, Windsor County, Vermont. Lucinda is his second wife. His first wife was Sally also from Grafton, Vermont. He moved to Delaware County, New York in the 1840s and was in Hartwick, Otsego County, New York in the 1850 census. They moved here in the 1850s. Dan's line goes back Daniel > Daniel > Miles > Edward > Edward > Thomas > John.
WILLIAM H. H. PUTNAM Warren, Jo Daviess County
He is William Henry Harrison 19 MA, a clerk. He and Wollcott D. Putnam, 24 MA, a clerk, are residing in the household of Enoch Clark 29 NY, a merchant, and his wife Elizabeth G. 30 MI. These two guys are sons of Henry Putnam (number 2225) and his second wife Eliza Goodrich of Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. They were shown at home there in 1850. He will soon marry Sadie or Sacia McDonald here in Warren on December 26, 1866. It seems he will die in about 1869, as she will be widowed here in 1870 with a one year old child.
WOLLCOTT D. PUTNAM Warren, Jo Daviess County
He is Wollcott De Forest Putnam 24 MA, a clerk. He and William H. H. Putnam, 19 MA, a clerk, are residing in the household of Enoch Clark 29 NY. Wollcott will marry Mrs. Lizzie Clark. There will be no children. He will be in Chicago in the 1870.
AMELIA PUTMAN Aurora, Kane County
Amelia is listed as 18 IL, a domestic in the Joseph Baker family. Joseph Baker is listed as 34 IN, a farmer. His wife, Sarah A. is 36 IN. The Baker children are: Elijah S. 10 IN, Mary J. 9 IL, Alouist S. 6 IL, Emery E. 3 IL, and Luella 1 IL.
H. S. PUTNAM Aurora, Kane County
He is a speculator 40 MA. His wife Charlotte is 38 MA and they have Walter H. 10 MA, Grace 7 MA, Kate 3 MA and Blanche 1 IL. No ideas, I can’t find any of them before or after. Must not be Putnams.
JAMES PUTMAN Aurora, Kane County
He is 36 ENG, a blacksmith. His wife, Helen, is 41 ENG. There are no children listed. His brother Samuel, also from England is here in town too.
SAMUEL PUTMAN Aurora, Kane County
He is listed as 34 ENG, a carpenter. His wife, Ann, is 40 ENG. Their children are: George 14 ENG, Elizabeth 12 ENG, William 10 ENG, and Thomas 7 ENG.
JUSTIN PUTNAM Dundee, Kane County
He is 29 VT, a broom maker. His wife, Mary Ann Stanford, is 24 NY. There are no children listed. He is Justin E. Putnam, and a brother of the next listed Kitridge Putnam. He was born in Bethel, Vermont on March 2, 1831, and just married Mary Ann here December 15, 1859. He is a son of Reuben Putnam (number 1200) and Eleanor Abbott. Reuben was born in Sutton, Massachusetts on January 8, 1783. For the line, see Dennis Putnam's listing earlier. He is another brother of Justin. Justin and family will be in Wabasha County, Minnesota in 1870, and in Smith County, Kansas by 1880.
K. (KITRIDGE F.) PUTMAN Elgin-Clinton, Kane County
Another son of Reuben and Eleanor Putnam from Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont. He is listed as 33 VT, a broom maker. His wife, Frances Helen Orcutt, is 25 NY. Their children are: Rosabell 6 IL, Carlan 4 IL, and Frank 9 months IL. Also in the household are: William Dram 40 VT, a broom maker, and Albert Dram 16 VT, a broom maker. He married Frances here November 24, 1850. By 1870, he is widowed and in Chickasaw County, Mississippi with the kids. He will be with the kids and a couple of his brothers in Hamilton, Minnesota in 1880. He will then be in South Dakota in 1900, and will die in Dawson, Minnesota on April 13, 1918.
LORINDA PUTNAM Campton, Kane County
She is listed as 75 ME, a widow. She is Lucinda Walker, widow of John Putnam from Maine. She was living with her daughter Lucinda who probably has married William Kinds. She is enumerated with the William Kinds family.
RANSOM PUTNAM St. Charles, Kane County
Ransom is 49 VT, a carpenter. His wife, Anna Sumner, is 47 VT. Their son, Alonzo (C.?) 17 IL, is at home. Also in the household is Louisa Kline, 11 months old, IL (listed as a daughter Ellen in 1870). I gave his line back in 1850. He is a son of Jacob Putnam (1882) and Mary Burton. He was born in Andover, Windsor County Vermont July 29, 1811. He traveled to Chautaugua County New York and married Anna Sumner there August 26, 1840. He will be here in Illinois until his death in 1891.
E. (ELBRIDGE) G. PUTNAM Essex Township, Kankakee County
He is number 3107 in Eben Putnam’s book. He is the son of John Putnam (1484) and Anna Wheeler of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Elbridge Gerry Putnam is listed as 53 MA. His wife, Eunice (Knowlton), is 47 MA. They were married in Grafton on April 26, 1831. The children are: William H. 20 CT, Frank 17 KY, John E. 9 KY, Abigail 7 KY, and Charles 3 IL. In 1850, they were in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. His line is Elbridge > John > Zadock > Nathan > Isaac > Edward > Thomas > John. The son William was indeed born in Woodstock, Connecticut. He will marry shortly, be around till the mid 1870s and then go to Kansas.
JOSEPH PUTNAM Salina, Kankakee County
He is 30 SWT, a laborer. His wife, Elizabeth, is 23 IL. Their daughter, Catherine, is 1 IL.
REUBEN PUTNAM Otto, Kankakee County
He is 57 NY, a farmer. His wife, Minerva Wilson, is 35 OH. Their daughter, Mary, is 13 IL. This looks like the Reuben ‘Old Put’ that was in Will County in 1850 with a new wife. If you remember in the story that was there, that he suddenly vanished. Looks like this is where he ‘vanished.’ He married Minerva here July 25, 1857. They’ll be here in 1870.
J. PUTNAM Haw Creek Township, Knox County
He is 13 IN, and was enumerated in the Finch household. Edwin Finch, is 42 IN, a farmer. His wife, Martha, is 35 IN. Martha is probably his mother who has remarried. The Finch children are: Francis F. 16 IN, and Laura E. 15 IN.
ANTHONY PUTNAM Fremont, Lake County
He 38 VT, a farmer. His wife, Sylvia Ann Kendell, is 35 VT. The children are: Amelia 8 IL, Anthony S. 5 IL, Helen 3 IL, and Ann 1 IL. Anthony is a son of Reuben Putnam (2574) and Eleanor Abbott of Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont. He was born there on February 17, 1820. They were in Barnard, Vermont in the 1850 census. He will be here till he dies in 1901. There are some other folks here in Fremont from Bethel, but they are cousins of his, not brothers. They just all headed out here together.
D. (DANIEL) PUTNAM Fremont, Lake County
He is listed as 38 VT, a farmer. His wife, Julia Ann Austin, is 38 (should read 33) VT. Their daughter, Louisa, is 18 VT. Also in the household is Elijah Johnson, 22 NY, a farm laborer. He is Daniel Sumner Putnam number 2676 in Eben Putnam's book. He was born in Bethel, Windsor County, Vermont on November 15, 1813. His folks were Daniel Putnam, number 1202, and Permelia French. The senior Dan was born in Sutton, Massachusetts in 1782 and went to Vermont with his parents in 1787. He was a Captain during the War of 1812. This line goes back from Dan junior > Daniel > Ezra > Holyoke > Edward > Edward > Thomas > John.
S. D. (SOLON DANFORTH) PUTMAN Freemont, Lake County
He is listed as 31 VT, a farmer. His wife, Nancy Stephens, is 33 VT. The children are: Minny? 4 IL, and Arthur 1 IL. Also in the household is her brother J. Stephens, 27 VT, a farm laborer. Solon was born in Bethel, Vermont December 25, 1828. He married Nancy in Barnard, VT November 30, 1854. They will be here until 1864 and then go back to Barnard, VT. He will serve in the Vermont General Court in 1886 and 1887. He is a son of Hiram Babbitt Putnam # 2665 and grandson of Joshua Putnam # 1195 of Windsor County, VT.
DENNIS PUTNAM Ela, Lake County
He is 43 VT, a farmer. His wife, H. A. (Harriet Ann Minor), is 36 VT. The children are: Adeline 16 IL, Royal 12 IL, Wallace 9 IL, and Rush(?) 4 IL. A son of Reuben and Eleanor Putnam from Bethel, Vermont. He was here in 1850. Dennis is number 2674 in Eben's book.
EDWARD PUTMAN Benton, Lake County
Edward is number 1243 in Eben's book. He is listed as 70 NH, a farmer. His wife, Lydia Melandy, is 66 NH. Their son J. E. (P. E., the name is actually Perry) is 28 NY, a farmer. He's been here a while, looks like he'll finish it out here as well.
H. (HARRISON) L. PUTMAN Benton, Lake County
He is a son of Edward Putnam and Lydia Melandy from Croydon, New Hampshire. Harrison L. is listed as 46 NH, a farmer, Mary P. Melandy 27 NY, and Sally A. 10 IL. There are others in the household, but their given names are represented by initials and their surnames are virtually illegible. He was here in 1850 as well. I gave the line in 1850. He married Mary May 23, 1850. She must be related to his mom, Lydia Melandy.
EDWARD PUTNAM Waukegan, Lake County
The son of the above Edward and Lydia, He is 33 NY, a farmer. His wife, Sarah, is 30 CDN. The children are: Amelia 13 CDN, and Edward V. 5 IL. They are here in 1865. He will be in Topeka, Kansas in the 1870 census with a new wife Lilla Moore, also from Canada.
JAMES S. PUTNAM Waukegan, Lake County
He is another son of Edward Putnam and Lydia Melandy. He is 30 NY, a civil engineer. His wife Mary Ann Snyder is 24 NY. Their daughter, Mary L., is 1 IL.
DANIEL D. PUTMAN Vernon, Lake County
He is listed as 39 NH. His wife, Betsey, is 28 ME. Their daughter, Georgiana, is 8 ME.
HENRY T. PUTMAN Antiock, Lake County
He is 11 ENG. He was enumerated with the Wilkenson family. Thomas Wilkenson is listed as 62 ENG, a farmer. His wife, Elizabeth, is 63 ENG. There are no Wilkenson children listed.
PROCTOR PUTNAM Warren, Lake County
Proctor is listed as 46 IL (it's NH, he was born in Croydon), a farmer. His wife, Rosella Sargent, is 39 IL. The children are: Orlando P. (Proctor) 15 IL, a farmer, Mary 13 IL, Loretta Emeline 11 IL, Rosella Janette 9 IL, Ellen J. 5 IL, and Randella Estella 1 IL. He was here in 1850, see that listing for his line, he is number 2786. They’ll be around in 1870.
AARON S. PUTNAM Ottawa, LaSalle County
Aaron Sidney is 33 NH, a constable. His wife Sophia M. Bliss is 31 VT. The children are: Webster 9 OH, and Frederick 7 OH. They are from Madison County Ohio and will be in Ray County Missouri in 1880. Aaron was born in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was a son of John Adams. The line goes back John Adams > Aaron > Cornelius Putnam who is number 339 in Eben Putnam's book.
AZRO C. (CARLETON) PUTNAM South Ottawa, LaSalle County
The son of John Adams Putnam from Hanover, New Hampshire, he is Azro Carleton Putnam 41 NH, a physician. His wife Mary Ann Ford is 40 NH. The children are: Ella Frances 18 NH, Willie C. 16 OH, Melvin H. 14 OH, and Orville 10 IL. Azro is Aaron Sidney's brother. The line was shown back there. These folks are originally from Massachusetts. I gave the line back in 1850. He will serve as a physician in the Union Army in the Civil War and after it is over, marry Harriet Glenn August 23, 1866 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mary Ann had died earlier that year. They will then head to California where he will die in Santa Cruz on July 28, 1877 and Harriet on June 30, 1923. She was 23 years younger than he was, good reason why she outlived him.
ALFRED PUTNAM LaSalle, LaSalle County
He is listed as 31 NY, a city clerk. His wife, Jennie, is 26 CT. Their son, Charles, is 4 IL. He is a son of Alfred Putnam (#1726) and Sophia Dickman. He was born in Herkimer, NY June 13, 1828. He was in Aurora, NY in 1850 and will be in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1870 with a new wife.
STEPHEN C. (CARLOS) PUTNAM Farm Ridge, LaSalle County
Another son of John Adams of Hanover, New Hampshire. They just came over from Indiana where they were in 1850. He is listed as 45 NH, a farmer. His second wife, Levinia Amelia Tenney, is 37 NH. The children are: Sarah 16 OH, Emma 14 OH, Delia 12 IN, Clara 8 IN, Owen H. (Heath) 6 IN, Jeannie 5 IN, Hattie 1 IL, and Laura 2 months IL. The children up through Delia are with his first wife Melissa Ross. Clara and later are with Lavinia. Also in the household is John Connor, 16 OH, a laborer. The family will be in Livingston County, Illinois in 1865 and 1870. Then Stephen will go to Coryell County, Texas and die there in 1879. The rest of the family will be in Hamilton County, Texas in 1880 through 1900.
WILLIAM PUTNAM Farm Ridge, LaSalle County
The son of Stephen Carlos Putnam. He is 15 OH, a laborer. He was enumerated with Hiram Jackson. He’ll be in Carroll County, Missouri by 1900.
CHRISTOPHER PUTNAM Alto, Lee County
He is 14 IL, and is living in the Roman McLeod household. I don’t find him in 1850. In 1870, he is single and in McHenry County.
CYRUS PUTNAM Amboy, Lee County
He is a railroad engineer 28 MA living with Jubal and Maritetta Howe. According to the IGI, he was born in Acton, Massachusetts. That would make him a son of Cyrus Putnam (1710) and Louisa Rand who are still back there. He was in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1850, and single here again in 1870. I don’t find him after that.
VICTOR J. PUTNAM Bradford, Lee County
He is a farmer 52 NY, his wife Sarah 47 NY, Kate 23 NY, Levi 21 NY, Henrietta 18 NY, Margaret 16 NY, William 13 NY, Ella 8 NY, John 2 IL. He is a son of Victor Putman and Deborah Burns from Oneida County New York. They will be here in Lee County in 1870. Sarah is widowed here with a couple of kids in 1880. Dutch folks from Montgomery County New York.
GEORGE PUTNAM Dixon, Lee County
He is 61 NH, a farmer. His wife, Elizabeth Perkins, is 51 NH. The children are: George M. (McIntyre) 23 NH, Lucius 20 NH, Sarah S. 17 NH (Sarah will soon be marrying Furman Morris in 1866 and then die in 1868. He will then marry her sister Ellen), Ellen 14 CT, Harriet A. 11 CT, and Charles W. 9 CT. He is a son of Abel Putnam and Polly Whipple. He was born in Charlestown, Sullivan County New Hampshire February 16, 1799. He was in Coos County New Hampshire in 1830 and 1840 and Orange County Vermont before that. In 1850, they were back in Orange County Vermont. They will be in Ogle County Illinois in the mid 1860s and there for the 1880 census. The son George McIntyre will marry Emily Alice Jackson in Ogle County Illinois in 1868. The family will then move to Pottawattamie County Iowa. They will be there for the 1880 Census, where his wife Elizabeth is widowed and living with her son Lucius. This line is George > Abel > Thomas > Seth > Thomas > Thomas > John.
SARAH PUTNAM Dixon, Lee County
She is 48 CT (VT in 1870), a servant for George Weeks, who is the superintendent of the County Poor House. The other folks here in Dixon are the family of George Putnam and Elizabeth Perkins. She doesn't seem connected, but must be a cousin or in-law of sorts. Both she and George’s family will be in Nashua, Ogle County in 1865 and 1870.
AUGUSTUS PUTMAN Marion, Lee County
He is 26 VT (actually NH), a farm laborer. He is living with the William Naugh, or Nangle, family. William Naugh is listed as 30 NY, a farmer. His wife Jane (Putman?) is 22 VT. There is a Theodore Cassell, 29 VT, a farm laborer, in the household. He is David Augustus Putnam, a son of George Putnam and Elizabeth Perkins from Charlestown, New Hampshire. He was in Vermont with the family in 1850. His folks are nearby in Dixon Township of Lee County, Illinois. They will all be in Ogle County by 1870.
AARON PUTNAM Avoca Township, Livingston County
He is listed as 40 NY, a farmer. His wife, Sarah Tenney, is 36 NY. The children are: Henry 16 NY, Aaron 11 NY, Eliza 8 NY, Mary 6 IL, Josephine 4 IL, and John 2 IL. He is a son of Aaron Putnam and Mary Case from Clinton County, New York. The family was in Warren County, New York after that. This Aaron was still in Clinton County in 1850. They will be in Belle Prairie, Livingston County in 1870. New Englanders.
EDWARD G. (GEORGE) PUTNAM Odell Township, Livingston County
The son of John Adams Putnam and Sarah Heath, he is 37 NH, a farmer. His wife, Mary E. Crabbe, is 26 OH, Otto D. 6 IN, and Ella G. 1 IN. He was at home with them in Madison County, Ohio in 1850. He will be here all his life. He was born in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire on August 20, 1827, and married Mary E. Crabbe in West Jefferson, Madison County, Ohio on April 28, 1853.
HENRY PUTNAM Belle Prairie, Livingston County
He is indexed 14 IL, and is living with the Martin and Almira (17 IL) Popejoy family. Actually he is 16 NY. He is a son of Aaron Putnam and Sarah Tenney who are here in the County. He is also listed there as well. Almira is his sister.
MARGARET PUTNAM Chatsworth, Livingston County
She is 9 IN, and is in the household of Andrew Higbee. She is listed as Margaret Putnam on the index, but she appears to be Mary E. on the film listing?
PETER PUTNAM Dwight Township, Livingston County
He is 48 NY, a blacksmith who is living with the Elihu Chilcutt family from Pennsylvania.
PETER W. PUTNAM Dwight Village, Livingston County
He is 25 PA, a blacksmith. He is living in a hotel. He is probably a son of the above Peter.
SOLOMON H. PUTNAM Esmond Township, Livingston County
He is a son of John Adams Putnam of Hanover, New Hampshire. He is 35 NH, a farmer. His wife, Zuriah H. Ford, is 35 NH. The children are: William F. (Ford) 6 OH, and Ella 1 IL. Also in the household are: his mother Sarah Heath Putnam is 72 NH, Louisa 46 NH, his brother, Lorenzo 37 NH, and his sister, Helen 26 NH. He married Zuriah September 19, 1850. Also in the household is William Heller, 41 GER, a farm laborer. They will head out to Kansas in the 1870s, and Solomon will die there March 5, 1880. William will be in Kansas through the 1900, and his widow, Ida Kenyan Putnam, will be there through 1930.
JAMES PUTMAN Logan County
He is Reding's son, James Daniel Putman age 45 KY and his wife Diadema Smith age 38 IN. Kids are B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) 18 AR, E. A. (Elizabeth Ann) 14 IL, Nancy J. 11 IL, William B. 10 IL, Robert 6 IL, Daniel 3 IL and Mary 1 month old IL. Southern Putman family.
ADAH O. PUTNAM Woodburn Precinct, Macoupin County
She is listed as 27 NY. She is residing in the household of Jonathan Huggins 46 NH, and his wife, Jane A., 42 NY, and their large family.
DEWITT PUTNAM Collinsville, Madison County
He is listed as Danl. W. 30 NY. His wife, Rebecca Townsend, is 22 DE. They were just married here October 27, 1859. There are no children listed. He is a son of Stephen Putnam and Dorcas Smith from Connecticut and then Wayne County, New York. He and Rebecca will move to Petaluma, California where he will design and build wagons. He will die there in 1901.
GEORGE PUTNAM Edwardsville, Madison County
George Washington is listed as 58 OH, a wool carder. He has been widowed since the 1840s. The children at home are: Henry 27 IL, a wool carder, Martha 18 IL, a housekeeper, George 16 IL, a laborer, William 14 IL, no occupation is listed. Also in the household is Fredrica Hughes 8 Hanover, Germany. He is a son of Allen Putnam and Nancy Porter of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Two of the kids will be in Montgomery County in 1880 and 1900.
RICHARD PUTMAN Edwardsville, Madison County
The son of George Washington Putman, Richard is listed as 13 IL. He was enumerated with the Mathew H. and Margaret Torrence family.
A. H. (ALFRED HENRY) PUTNAM Centralia, Marion County
He is listed as 27 MA, a railroad conductor. His wife, Kate is 17 NY. They are residing in the household of W. L. Yookins, 27 NY, a watch maker, and his wife, Adella, 21 NY. He married Lucretia Carvey here a couple of months ago on February 29, 1860. They’ll be here in 1870, and in Chicago in 1880. He is a son of Alfred Putnam and Mary Merrill from Andover, Mass. He was born there November 24, 1834.
L. (LAFAYETTE) PUTNAM Lacon, Marshall County
He is 35 NY, a miller. His wife, Lucy Dustin (Almeda in 1850), is 29 PA. Children are: Lafayette 10 WI, and William 8 WI. He is a son of Peter and Lucinda Putnam. He was born in Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York and then was with his folks in Niagara County, New York in 1830 and 1840, and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1850. They will be in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1870.
GEORGE PUTMAN McDonough County
Reding's son will be back in Fulton County soon. He is 46, Charlotte Crosswaite 44, Joseph 17, Enoch 16, Benjamin 13, William 7, Mary 6 and Julia 9 months old. His two eldest sons are right next door. All were born in IL. Southern Putman family.
ALFRED PUTMAN McDonough County
George Putman and Charlotte Crosswaite's eldest son is 24, Emily Ashworth is 21, Mary is 2. They were married here August 7, 1856 and will be here forever. The family is in Mound Township. Southern Putman family.
ROBERT PUTMAN McDonough County
George's son is 19 and living with his brother Alfred. Southern Putman family.
WILLIAM PUTNAM Prairie City, McDonough County
William is listed as 24 MI. His wife, Mary, is 27 MI. There are no children listed. He is a son of Ira H. Putnam and Polly Markham and was born in Pokagon Township of Cass County, Michigan. He married Mary A. Chadderdon in Howard Township, Cass County on August 31, 1856. His line is William > Ira > Uzziel > Uzziel > Amos > John > Nathaniel > John.
WILLIAM PUTMAN Tennessee Township, McDonough County
He is listed as 28 IL, a physician. His wife, Martha, is 26 MO. Their son, William, is 1 IL.
Note: This listing looked more like a Pitman on the actual film, but the index listed him as Putman.
MARY PUTNAM Randolph, McLean County
Mary is listed as 19 MI, and was enumerated with the Nicholson family. Charles Nicholson is 40 OH, a musician. His wife, Laura, is 20 MI. The gals are probably sisters.
ROBERT PUTMAN Arcadia Township, Morgan County
Reding's son left Fulton County, went to Iowa, married Elizabeth Drutz, and now bopped back to Illinois for a couple of years, at least through the 1865, before next being in Jasper County, Iowa where he will remain. He is 37 KY, and is a physician. Elizabeth is 23 IL and young Israel is 2 IL. Southern Putman family.
CHARLES PUTMAN Buffalo, Ogle County
Charles is listed as 25 MA. He is a farm laborer living with the Amos Moore family.
VICTOR PUTNAM Buffalo, Ogle County
He is 40 NY, a butcher. His wife, Adeline Eliza Harvey, is 36 VT. The children are; Caroline 14 NY, Christopher C. 13 IL, Phebe C. 11 IL, William P. (Peter) 9 IL, and David S. 6 months IL. He is a son of Peter Putman of Orleans, Cattaraugus County. He was born there August 22, 1820 according to a family bible. He will be widowed, and he and his daughter Carrie will be in Chicago in 1870. Dutch Family.
ROYAL PUTNAM Byron, Ogle County
As I told you in 1850, he is a son of Reuben Putnam and Eleanor Abbott from Bethel, Vermont. He is 38 VT, a farmer. His wife, Elizabeth N. Davison, is 26 VT. The children are: Abbie? D. 8 IL, Nora E. 6 IL, Edward L. 4 IL, and Frank H. 2 IL. He'll be in Pensacola, Escambia Co, Florida in 1880. The son Frank will be in California in 1900.
J. L. PUTMAN Flagg, Ogle County
He is 27 NY, a clerk. He is enumerated with the Horton C. Godfrey family, and the David Culver family. Also in the household is Abraham Ten Eyck 54 NY, a sawyer. He’ll be married here in 1865. In 1850, Jay was at home with his mom, who was even then a widow, in Canajoharie, Montgomery County. Dutch Folks.
CHAUNCY PUTMAN Pine Creek, Ogle County
Chauncy is listed as 25 NY, a day laborer. His wife, Sarah Trane, is 25 MD. The children are: Ann 6 IL, and Eliza 5 IL. Also in the household is Phillip Tice 22 MD, a day laborer. I would guess that Phillip is Sarah's brother and the spelling is screwed up. Chauncy married Sarah April 22, 1858. They will be here through the 1920 census. On the marriage record his name is A. C. Putman. In 1850 there was a Frederick Putman in McHenry County with a son Abram age 16 NY. These two Counties are next to each other and I think this is to whom Chauncy belongs. The son listed as Abram never appears again under that name, and the name Chauncy never appears anywhere before this 1860 listing.
ABBY PUTNAM Radnor Township, Peoria County
She is listed as 17 OH, a domestic who was enumerated with the Soranus A. Shaw family. She should be one of Frederick’s kids.
ALLEN PUTNAM Chillicothe, Peoria County
The son of Frederick, he is listed as 18 OH, a farm laborer who was enumerated with the Isaac De??gh family. His folks are also here in town.
FREDERICK PUTMAN Chillicothe, Peoria County
He is listed as 60 NY, a cooper. His wife, Mary, is 48 OH. The children at home are: Hannah 15 OH and Anabell? 9 IL. His sons Allen and George are nearby as well.
GEORGE PUTMAN Chillicothe, Peoria County
The son of the above Frederick, He is listed as 15 OH, a farm hand with the John Enoch family from England.
JAMES PUTNAM Elmwood Township, Peoria County
He is 37 MA, a grocer. His wife, Caroline, is 29 OH. The children are: Matilda 7 OH, and James 1 WI. Also in the household is Leonnard Marx 35 GER, a clerk. He looks like James Alfred Putnam a son of George Small Putnam (1750) and Mary Carter from Townsend, Massachusetts. His dad died there in the 1830s and he was with his mom in 1840. Then his mom moved with her then married daughter Rachel into Leominster, and Jim headed to Ohio. He was single in Butler County Ohio in 1850, and then married Caroline there in about 1852. He’ll be here again in 1870 and will have quit the grocery business and opened a tavern. He will die in 1874, and she will be widowed here in 1880.
WILLIAM PUTNAM Peoria, Peoria County
He is 21 NY. He is a railroad brakeman. He was enumerated with Asbel Holbert, a hotelkeeper. This is a duplicate listing for the William in West Peoria. He looks to be a son of Nathan Putnam and Nancy Trull of New Hampshire and then Ontario County, New York and then Erie County, Pennsylvania. He was there in 1850 and will be married here from 1880 through 1900. His brothers Parker and George are here in own too.
GEORGE H. PUTNAM West Peoria, Peoria County
He is 18 NY, a clerk. He and Parker Putnam 25 NY, a Peddler, were enumerated in a boarding house run by Mary Field 46 MA, and her son, Frank Field 25 MA.
PARKER PUTNAM West Peoria, Peoria County
He is 25 NY, a peddler. He and George H. Putnam 18 NY, a clerk, were enumerated in a boarding house. He is Parker Trull Putnam a son of Nathan Putnam and Nancy Trull. He was home with them in Erie County, Pennsylvania in 1850. He’ll be married to Laura Austin here in 1865, 1870 and 1880
WILLIAM J. PUTMAN West Peoria, Peoria County
He is listed as 24 NY, a railroad clerk. He was living in a hotel. He too is a son of Nathan Putnam and was shown at home in 1850 in Erie County, Pennsylvania.
SARAH PUTMAN Barry Township, Pike County
There is a marriage record of Sarah Jane Phenegar marrying a Francis W. Putnam here in Pike County on December 30, 1858. I have no idea who Francis was though. At any rate, she is listed as 22 OH. She is a housekeeper in the Solomon Phenegar (probably her dad) household. Her son Randolph Putman is 8 months IL.
WILLIAM PUTNAM Drury, Rock Island County
He is listed as 44 PA, a lawyer. His wife, Rachel Scott, is 27 CDN. The children are: James 19 CDN, a sawmill engineer, John 17 CDN, a laborer, Sarah 13 IL, ELLA 11 IA, Mary 4 CDN. He is a son of John W. Putnam and Minerva Scott from Erie County, Pennsylvania. They were in Clinton County, Iowa in 1850. In 1870, he is widowed and in Afton, Cherokee County, Iowa with his kids John and Mary. In 1880 he is in Baker County, Oregon with his daughter Mary who has married Daniel Patterson. In 1870, James will be in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
J. (JONATHAN) PUTMAN Watson Post Office, Sangamon County
Jonathan is the son of Jeremiah Putman. They were in Tazwell County, Illinois in 1850. The line is in that listing. He is now 39 NY, a farmer. His wife, Frances Browner, is 39 KY. The children are: George 12 IL, Irena 10 IL, Charles 7 IL, Anna 4 IL, and Mark 1 IL. Also in the household are: Henry Wilzell 14 IL, G Krosin 22 PA, W. Lindsey 22 IN, Martha Susborough 14 OH, Mary Browner 22 IL, and Anna Browner 20 IL.
GERTRUDE PUTMAN Rushville, Schuyler County
The widow of Cornelius Victor Putman, Dutch Family. Gertrude Van Horne is 65 NY. Her daughter, Catherine, is 25 IL.
W. B. G. PUTMAN Rushville, Schuyler County
The son of Victor Cornelius Putman. William Brower Garrison Putman, is listed as 38 NY. His wife Martha A. Elkins is 31 VT. The children are: Asenath 17 IL, Gertrude 15 IL, John 14 IL, Ann E. 12 IL, Abraham 10 IL, Charles 8 IL, Alice 6 IL, and James 3 IL. Dutch folks out of New York.
ELMER E. PUTMAN Naples, Scott County
He is listed as 17 IL, a farm laborer. He and several others were enumerated with the John W. and Margaret J. Green family. He is number 3419, a son of Jonas Putnam (1696) and Sally Ward. Actually, he was born in Iowa on September 28, 1843. He is a brother of the Jason who was here in 1850 and is married here now. Their mother Sarah Putnam is with Jason now.
JASON PUTMAN Naples, Scott County
He is listed as 36 VT, a farmer. His second wife, Dorcas (Smith) widow of Benjamin Davis, is 35 OH. The children are: Ellen 8 IL, Alice 5 IL, and Clara B. 1 IL. Also in the household are: Jason's mother, Sarah Ward Putnam 61 VT; George Davis 12 IL; Luella Davis 9 IL; and Jasper Parks 20 IL, a farm laborer. In 1850, he was living with the Benjamin Davis family here in Naples. He married Lois H. Drummands here October 26, 1851. Looks like she and Ben died, as he married Dorcas here on April 23, 1857. He is a son of Jonas Putnam and Sally Ward of Chester, Vermont. They will be in DeWitt County in 1870, Missouri after that where he will die in 1882.
HOLDEN PUTNAM Freeport, Stephenson County
He is 39 VT, a banker. His wife, Leonora A. Robinson, is 32 VT. Their son, C. F. (Charles Flint), is 5 IL. Holden is number 2465 in Eben's book. He was born in Middlesex, Washington County, Vermont. His parents are Russell Putnam (number 1098) and Abigail Blaisdell of Middlesex, Vermont. His parents moved here to Freeport, but I do not find them in the index. His mom is widowed back in Boston in 1870. Now for the interesting stuff. The son, Charles Flint Putnam, joined the navy and died in service in the Arctic. The navy named a ship, the USS PUTNAM for him, and later named another, replacement, ship again in his honor.
JAMES PUTNAM Delevan Township, Tazewell County
He is listed as 10 IN, and was enumerated in the household of Henry Pratt. He is a son of James L. and Susan Putnam and was in Kent County, Indiana with them in 1850. His brother John W. is coming up shortly living with another family. Looks like the folks have died.
JOHN W. PUTMAN Pekin Township, Tazewell County
The son of James L. Putman. He is listed as 16 IN, a laborer who was enumerated with the John Fallon family. Like James earlier, he is a son of James and Susan Putnam from Kent County, Indiana. He will marry Mary Alice Fisher and be in Mason County, Illinois in the 1870.
HERMAN PUTNAM Union County
He must be a son of Charles Caleb Putnam from New Orleans. He is 35 LA, a carpenter. He was enumerated with the Ann Dunham family.
THOMAS PUTMAN Ross, Vermilion County
The eldest of Thomas Putman and Nancy Grover's sons is 47 KY, Elizabeth Weaver 46 OH, John 21 IN, William 16 OH, Mary Catherine 10 OH and Sarah E. 7 OH. Southern Putman family. They are here in 1865. The family will then move to Carroll County Missouri. Thomas will die there in 1866, and in 1870 Elizabeth and the kids will be in Carroll County and she will still be in 1880 and then die there in 1885.
JOSEPH PUTMAN Ross, Vermilion County
He is another of Thomas' sons. He is 40 OH, Elizabeth Slusser 32 OH, John H. 5 OH, Mary E. 2 IN, Lewis F. 1 IN. He and Thomas are grandsons of Henry Putman from Kentucky. Southern Putman family.
THOMAS J. PUTNAM Grant Township, Vermilion County
He has just moved from Fountain County, Indiana. He is a son of Reuben Putnam from New York. Tom is 38 IN, Mary Cedars his wife 37 OH, William T. 17 IN, Polk 15 IN, Andrew R. 9 IN, Emma 7 IN, Campbell 5 IN, Jackson 4 IN, Charles 3 IN and Rachel 2 IN. Best I can figure is that he is a son of Reuben Putnam jr. and was born in New York, and his father Reuben was a son of Cornelius Putnam and Elizabeth Perkins from Sutton, Massachusetts prior to going into New York. His father Reuben is still back in Fountain County now in1860. They are here through 1880.
ALFRED PUTNAM Coffee, Wabash County
A son of Eber Putnam, he is listed as 38 IL, a farmer. His wife, Rebecca McLain, is 27 IL. The children are: Louisa 6 IL, Luther 3 IL, Alford 7 months IL. He married Rebecca August 16, 1853.
CHESTER F. PUTMAN Pleasant Hill, Wabash County
The son of Samuel Putnam who has been here a while. Chesterfield F. Putnam is listed as 35 IL, a farmer. His wife, Elizabeth Baird, is 34 IL. The children are: Julia A. 16 IL, Gilbert 13 IL, Samuel 10 IL, and Edgar N. (Newton) 2 IL. The son Gilbert will die here April 12, 1868.
MATTISON PUTNAM Carmi, White County
He is 18 ME, a farm hand, living with the Calvin Cushman family.
JOHN PUTNAM Genesee, Whiteside County
He is listed as 20 NY. His wife, Elizabeth, is 22 NY. Their son, Edward, is 5 NY.
LOUISA PUTNAM Lyndon, Whiteside County
Louisa Chamberlian Putnam is listed as 66 VT, a seamstress who is living with Sophronia Putnam, 60 VT, a seamstress. These two gals were here together in 1850 as well. They are both daughters of Isaac Putnam (628) and Mary ‘Polly’ Chamberlain from Windsor County Vermont. The family came down to Ohio in the early 1800s and settled in Knox County Ohio. No idea why the two girls came out here though. New Englanders.
SOPHRONIA PUTNAM Lyndon, Whiteside County
Sophronia Pierce Putnam is listed as 60 VT, a seamstress, who is living with Louisa Putnam 66 VT.
CHARLES PUTMAN Florence Township, Will County
The son of Lodewick (Lewis) Putman and Sarah Miller from Johnstown, Fulton County, New York, Charles is 27 NY, a farmer who is living with Hollis Putman 37 NY, a farmer, and his family. Charles and Hollis are brothers. New York Dutch family.
HOLLIS PUTNAM Florence Township, Will County
The son of Lodewick (Lewis) Putman and Sarah Miller from Johnstown, Fulton County, New York, Hollis Putman is 37 NY, a farmer. His wife, Charlotte Lobdell, is 27 CND. The children are: William H. 7 NY, Joseph 5 NY, and Charles 1 NY. Also in the household is his brother Charles Putnam, 27 NY, a farmer. They are a Dutch family originally from Montgomery County, New York. They will be here in 1870, and then off to Chicago.
HENRY W. PUTNAM Frankfort, Will County
Listed as Henry W. Potman, 52 NY, and is a tailor. Also in the household is a Henry Ogterman 40 HANOVER, a tailor also.
CHARLES A. PUTNAM Wilmington, Will County
This is not a duplicate listing here. Charles A. Putman is listed as 27 NY, a mason. His wife Lucy J. McCord is 30 NY, a milliner. There are no children listed. Charles is possibly a son of John (Johannes) Garret Putman and Rebecca Wells from Montgomery County, New York. Not at all certain here though. John died here in Wilmington a few years back.
HIRAM PUTMAN Wilmington, Will County
The son of John Garret Putman. Hiram Bingham is listed as 41 NY, a gardener. His wife, Eliza Walrath, is 36 NY. The children are: Charles F. 11 IL, Julia 9 IL, Jane 3 IL, and Hiram 1 IL. Dutch family from New York.
HENRY PUTNAM Cherry Valley, Winnebago County
The son of Edward Putnam of Warsaw, New York. He is 26 NY. His wife Miranda Wilcox is 26 NY. They were just married in Boone County April 5, 1858. Their son, Charles L., is 3 months, IL. He lives next door to his brother, Lucien. By 1880, Miranda and her two kids, Charles and Frank, will be back in Petersburgh, New York living with her dad Nathan Wilcox.
LUCIAN PUTNAM Cherry Valley, Winnebago County
He is 36 NY, a percussion matchmaker. His wife, Cynthia Crosby, is 30 NY. Their children are: Helena B. 13 CDN (NY in the 1850 which should be correct), Edward H. 12 NY, Alfred E. 8 NY, and Arthur M. 4 IL. Also in the household are: his brother, Edward Allen Putnam 18 NY, also a percussion matchmaker, and his father, Edward Putnam 78 VT. Interesting, Edward’s second wife is still back in New York at this time. Lucian was born in Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York, and was there in the 1850 census. At that time, his wife was Esther Foster from New York. She died and then he married Cynthia. In 1850, his father Edward was also in Warsaw, New York. In 1870 and 1880, they will be in Fairfield, Iowa.
GOYNE M. (McCOY) PUTNAM Laona, Winnebago County
He is 37 PA, a farmer. Lavinia L. Babcock is 26 NY. The children are: Florence J. 6 IL, Emmett (George Emmett) 4 IL, Martella (Myrtle) 2 IL, and Ernest W. 1 IL. They have been here since the 1830. In 1850 there was a daughter Estella who would have been 10, but is not listed here. They are here in 1865, then will all be in Avon, Rock County Wisconsin in the 1870 & 1880 census. I gave his line back in 1850.
HENRY PUTNAM Laona, Winnebago County
He is 61 NY, a farmer. His wife, Martha, is 56 CDN. There are no children listed. He was here in 1850 along with his brother John Wellington Putnam. Both are sons of Abijah Putnam.
STEPHEN C. PUTNAM Laona, Winnebago County
He is a son of John Wellington and Minerva Putnam who were here in 1850. He is 27 NY, a farmer. His wife, Caroline Wheeler, is 24 WI. Their son, Omer, is 2 IL. There are several others in the household: Stephen's mother, Minerva Scott Putnam, is 70 VT; His brother, Henry H. Putnam, is 21 CDN; and Caroline’s sisters, Mary A. Wheeler 19 WI; Sarah Wheeler 17 WI.
ELIZA PUTNAM Rockford, Winnebago County
She is 42 NY. She is enumerated with the David and Valoria Shedd family. She will still be here in 1870.
HENRY B. PUTNAM Rockford, Winnebago County
He is 27 VT. His wife, Pauline, is 20 NY. The children are: Emma 3 or 5 WI and Julia M. 2 IL. I have a hunch this is Henry Brown Putnam a son of William Barron Putnam from Vermont. That Henry was with his folks in Sauk County Wisconsin in 1850 and near them in Chippewa County Wisconsin in 1870. At that time he will have a new wife with some new kids. Pauline and these two girls are in Gilpin County Colorado in 1870.
MARY PUTNAM Rockford, Winnebago County
She is 22 IL. She is a servant in the Morris B. Derrick Household. I don't find her in 1850.
NATHAN PUTNAM Rockford, Winnebago County