IOWA

CENSUS REPORTS

1840  -  1880

 

UPDATED OCTOBER 30, 2012

 

Iowa was a sort of orphan for decades. The Indians held it past 1800 then it became part of the Indiana Territory from 1803 through 1821, then part of Missouri, Michigan and Wisconsin Territories. Finally in 1838 it became a territory unto itself and in 1846 became the 29th State.

 

The first Federal Census took place in 1840. 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. From 1850 on ages and states of birth are shown. In 1880 places of birth are listed for the person, their father and their mother. In the 1880 Soundex only families with children under 10 are listed. In the 1900 Soundex, all families are listed.

 

 

IOWA 1840 CENSUS

 

JASON PUTNAM  Linn County

Listing is 10001  000011. He is the only form of kinfolk in the state at this time. He is number 3416, a son of Jonas Putnam (1696) and Sally Ward who are somewhere here in the state now in the 1840s. His dad will die here in Iowa in 1851. He was born in Andover, Vermont January 21, 1824. He isnít married now, so the rest are probably siblings. He will be in Scott County Illinois in 1850 single, and in 1860 married there. He has a brother James born September 18, 1827 who is here and will die in Lee County Iowa January 6, 1856.

 

 

IOWA 1850 CENSUS

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Jefferson Township, Clayton County

He is 36 VT, a miner, living with the Baker family from Vermont too. He'll be here and be married to Rachel Philbrick in 1860 and 1870. We still cannot figure who his folks were. Read on though. He dies in the 1870s, Rachel remarries and moves to South Dakota, becomes a widow again and then she and the kids move south to Missouri and then stay there forever.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  District 5, Clinton County

He is 33 PA, Rachel Scott 26 CAN, John W. 6 CAN and Sarah 2 IL. He is probably a son of John W. Putnam of Erie County PA. Only two families had sons under 5 in PA in the 1820 census. They will be in Rock Island County Illinois in 1860 and he will be a lawyer then.

 

ABRAHAM H. PUTMAN  Davis County

The eldest son of Elijah Putman and Elizabeth Duff is shown as 32 IN, Elizabeth Moran, his wife, is 30 MD. The kids are: Sarah Jane 10 IL, Elijah 9 IL, Julia Ann 7 IL, Elizabeth 3 IA and William J. 1 IA. Abraham Putman was born on March 8, 1818. He married Elizabeth R. Moran (born in Maryland February 24, 1820) in Canton, Illinois on March 7, 1839. According to a researcher, she died August 31, 1896 and is buried in the Mount Olive Cemetery in Fremont County Iowa. I find him alive and well in 1900 at age 82 living with his son Howard Putman. They are in Davis County in 1860, and in Schuyler County Missouri in 1870, and then back to Freemont County Iowa. Both were there in the State 1895 Census. He died in the early 1900s. He was in the 1905 State Census and was about 87 then. Southern Putman Branch.

 

DANIEL T. (THOMAS) PUTMAN  Davis County

The next eldest of Elijah's sons. He is 28 IL, Genet (Jeanette Roundey) 24 NY, and they have a son, Stiles 1 IA. Daniel Thomas Putman was born January 19, 1822 and died August 11, 1902. He married Jeanetta Roundey on August 4, 1847. One source states her name was Roundeye and she was an Indian. At any rate, she was born in New York on August 20, 1826 and died July 4, 1904. They here moved to Davis County Iowa and are here through 1900. Southern Putman Branch.

 

ELIJAH PUTMAN  Davis County

Dad is 56 SC, Elizabeth Duff his wife 52 SC, Louisa 19, Elijah 17, Green Marion 13, Phoebe 12, Lucinda 8, Mary Ann 6 and Jasper Newton 4, all born in Illinois. Elijah is a son of Daniel Putman and Prudence Skelton. He was born May 18, 1794 in Anderson County SC, and the family moved to Warren County Kentucky, then to Gibson County Indiana and to Fulton County Illinois before heading even further west. He married Elizabeth Duff on April 18, 1817 in Gibson County. Elizabeth Duff was the eldest daughter of Abraham Duff and Verlinda Combs Duff. She was born in Anderson, Pendleton County South Carolina on April 16, 1798. He and Elizabeth will, however, now remain here all their lives. Elijah will die in Davis County on June 5, 1863 and Elizabeth will die here on January 24, 1887. Both are buried in the Dunnville Cemetery, Bloomfield, Iowa. Southern Putman family. This line goes back Elijah > Daniel > Barnet > Zachariah I > Thomas III > Thomas II > Thomas Putnam. Southern Putman Branch.

 

MARY PUTNAM  Burlington, Des Moines County

She is 27 MA living with the Browning family. She will be here in 1860 at age 34 NY. She is a daughter of Jonas Putnam and Sally Ward from Vermont and then Queensburg, New York where she was born in 1822. Her folks are somewhere around. Jonas will die in Augusta, Des Moines County June 18, 1851.

 

RUFUS PUTNAM  Vernon Township, Dubuque County

James Rufus is a son of Howard Putnam and his second wife Caroline Bush from Knox County Indiana. He is 27 IN, Cynthia Ann Bradley 23 TN. Rufus and Cynthia were married here January 20, 1843. They will be here in 1860. There are no children listed for some reason, but they have Howard B. 5 IA, William Franklin 3 IA, John 2 IA and Albert a couple of months old. New England line. His sister Sarah Evans 31 IN and her husband James Evans and family live next to the following Eben Putnam who is most likely a brother and son of Howard and Caroline Putnam.

 

EBEN PUTNAM  Vernon Township, Dubuque County

He is 23 IN, and his wife Barbara Ann Painter is 18 PA. They were just married here July 25, 1850 according to the Iowa marriage records, but it must have been earlier as this census was taken in June. No kids listed, but they will have Emilie in 1851 and Clara in 1857. Barbara and Emilie are with her parents George and Catherine Painter here in 1856. I donít find them in 1860 and Clara is with her grandparents George and Catherine Painter then. Emilie is somewhere as she will marry Melchoir Sundermeyer here December 25, 1868. Clara Belle will marry Samuel Henry Kress here in about 1875, and they are in Gaylord, Smith County Kansas in 1880. He is a son of Eber Putnam and Tryphosa Ballard and was born in Knox County Indiana in 1827. He will die in Wisconsin but I donít have a date. This is the last time I see him.

 

A. V. (ABRAHAM VEDDER) PUTNAM  Keokuk Township, Lee County

He is 37 NY, a doctor, Sarah Houghton, his wife, 36 NY, Cornelius (Calvin) 13 NY, John A. 10 IL, Catherine 6 IL. Also there is Mary Houghton 44 NY, Sarahís sister. The family was in Morgan County Illinois in 1840. Abraham is a son of Matthew (Mattius) Putman and Nancy Ann Vedder and was born in Montgomery County New York March 29, 1813. They are in Linn County Iowa in 1854. I donít find them in 1860, but Sarah is alone with the kids in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County Texas in 1870 and 1880. Donít know what happened as Abe wonít die until 1885 and it will be back in St. Johnsville, Montgomery County New York. Dutch Putman family from New York.

 

JACOB PUTNAM  District 4, Scott County

He is 38 NY, a farmer, Dosha 28 PA, Chauncy 13 NY, Permilia 11 NY, Margaret 10 NY and James 1 IA. They are here in 1852 and Washington County in 1854. They are in Jewell County Kansas in 1875 and 1880. The son James will be listed as Allison J. In 1900, he will still be there, and his father Jacob will be there with him. New York Dutch.

 

 

IOWA 1860 CENSUS

 

EDWIN PUTNAM  Pleasant Township, Appanoose County

He is listed as Edward, but is Edwin Granger Putnam. He is also shown as 22 (no state given and the age is too young. He was born in Cavendish, Vermont August 30, 1827. He was with his father, Newton Putnam, in Wells County Indiana in 1850 at age 23. In 1870, he is in Jasper County at age 42 VT, so he should be 32 VT now), Sarah (Sarah Ann Oswald, his second wife) is 25 OH, Emma 10 IN, Josephine 6 IN, Joseph 2 IN. The first two children are by his first wife Hannah Oswald, Sarahís sister. They are in Jasper County Iowa in 1870 and in Clay County Kansas by 1880. They will later go to Oklahoma and he will die there in Enid, Garfield County October 29, 1899.

 

GIDEON PUTNAM (JR.)  Fremont Township, Benton County

He is a farmer, 59 born in Hancock, New Hampshire January 20, 1801, his wife Sarah Rice is 53 MA, Charles Edward 21 NH (a teacher), Clara M. 16 NH, William S. (Skinner) 13 NH. He will be here in 1870 as well. Gideon is a son of Gideon Sr. (number 1873 in Eben's books) and Sarah Barnes of Temple, New Hampshire. Gideon worked in Nashua, New Hampshire and about 1847 lost the sight in one eye in an explosion in a stone quarry. The family moved here in 1854. He was born January 20, 1801, and will die here October 23, 1878. Sarah was born June 10, 1805, and will die a month earlier on September 10, 1878. The line goes back Gideon > Gideon (1873) > Joseph (766) > Jacob (283) > Nathaniel > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John.

 

ALMA PUTNAM  Cedar Township, Black Hawk County

She is 31 VT, living with the family of Jeremiah and Caroline Gay also from Vermont. Both Alma and Caroline are daughters of Daniel Putnam and Pamela French of Bethel, Vermont. Daniel is listed Number 1202 in Eben Putnam's books. Daniel died here September 7, 1859. She is here through 1885.

 

L. M. PUTNAM  Washington Township, Buchanan County

He is a grain dealer. He is 45 CAN/ENG.

 

F. C. (FLETCHER CARTER) PUTNAM  Shell Rock Township, Butler County

He is 30 VT, Sarah 19 NY. Also there is James Winship 21 NY, possibly Sarah's brother. He is a son of Fletcher Putnam Sr. of Grafton, Vermont and then Florence, New York. The elder Fletcher was a son of Daniel Putnam, number 513 in Eben's books. Fletcher Carter was at home with his folks in 1857 in Wabasha County Minnesota. His folks are now in Wisconsin. This family will be here running a hotel in 1870.

 

HENRY PUTNAM  Boardman Township, Clayton County

He is 38 VT (actually 29 CAN), Rose King 37 (27) CAN, Horace 8 VT, Howard 8 VT, Jessica 11 VT, Brizzle (son?) 7 IA, Cassandra 7 IA, Sarah 6/12 IA. Interesting, two sets of twins a year apart. Rose will die shortly in 1864, and Henry will marry Elizabeth Beaudette back in Canada in 1865 and then be back here in Lyons County Iowa with her by the 1880 census. I changed the ages as Henry was born April 18, 1830 in St. Johns, Quebec just across the border from Vermont. Henry was born with the name Patenaude, and was listed as Henry Putnode in Westford, Chittenden County Vermont in 1850. Rose was living two houses away at that time. Probably because there were several Putnams in Westford, he changed or had anglicized his name to Putnam sometime in the 1850s while in Vermont.

 

JACK PUTNAM  Clayton Township, Clayton County

He is 44 VT, Mary 41 VT (actually Rachel Philbrick 26 IL), David 9 IA, Esther 7 IA, Alfred 5 IA and John 2 IA. He was here single in 1850. He married Rachel Philbrick here December 5, 1850. She will be here with him in 1870.

 

B. A. (BENJAMIN AUGUSTUS) PUTMAN  Des Moines Township, Dallas County

He is 30 NY (VT) and a tanner. His wife Samantha Purinton is 22 CAN, Milton 2 IA, and Judson 8/12 IA. Also there is Melvina Parinton 16 CAN a teacher. There are a bunch of typos in this one. Benjamin was born in Bethel, Vermont on September 30, 1830. He is a son of Harvey Putnam and Rebecca Steward. He married Samantha Ellis Purinton in Erie County New York on October 11, 1854. She was born in New York too. Melvina is Amanda Malvina Purinton and Samantha's sister, and will marry Gordon Needham here. They are in Boone County in 1870 and on, and he will die there June 14, 1896. Samantha goes into the 1900s, and will die here January 7, 1913.

 

ABRAHAM H. PUTMAN  Bloomfield Township, Davis County

Elijah's son is 42 IN (wrongly listed as IA), Elizabeth Moran is 40 MO, Elijah 18 IL, Julia A. 16 IL, Louisa (listed Elizabeth in 1850) 10 IA, Herman (listed William in 1850, and Howard in 1870) 10 IA, Pierce 8 IA, Harriet 6 IA, Mary 4 IA and Augustus D. 3 IA. Southern Putman Branch. They will be in Schuyler County Missouri in 1870.

 

ELIJAH PUTMAN  Soap Creek Township, Davis County

He is now 66 SC, Elizabeth Duff 62 SC, Phoebe 23 IL, Jasper N. 17 IL. They also have taken in an orphan, Rebecca Stark 12 IN. Elijah is a son of Daniel Putman and Prudence Skelton. He was born May 18, 1794 in Anderson County SC, and the family moved to Warren County Kentucky, then to Gibson County Indiana and to Fulton County Illinois before heading even further west. He married Elizabeth Duff on April 18, 1817 in Gibson County. Elizabeth Duff was the eldest daughter of Abraham Duff and Verlinda Combs Duff. She was born in Anderson, Pendleton County South Carolina on April 16, 1798. He and Elizabeth will, however, now remain here all their lives. Elijah died in Davis County on June 5, 1863 and Elizabeth died there on January 24, 1887. Both are buried in the Dunnville Cemetery, Bloomfield, Iowa. Southern Putman family.

 

E. F. (ELIJAH FULTON) PUTMAN  Soap Creek Township, Davis County

He is living next door to his father Elijah in Soap Creek. He is 27 IL, Nancy E. Brennan 23 KY, Vernon 2 IA and Eva Louisa 1 IA. He is a son of Elijah Putman and Elizabeth Duff from Fulton County Illinois and then here. He was born here June 17, 1833 and will die in Bloomfield on February 27, 1914. Nancy died there August 24, 1910. Southern Putman Branch.

 

D. T. (DANIEL THOMAS) PUTMAN  Soap Creek Township, Davis County

He is another of Elijah's kids. He is 38 IL, Jeanette Roundey 33 IL, Stiles H. 10 IA, Giles 8 IA, Miles 7 IA, Harvey (Thomas Harvey) 6 IA, Virgil 4 IA and Horace 1 IA. Daniel Thomas Putman was born January 19, 1822 and died August 11, 1902. He married Jeanetta Roundey on August 4, 1847. One source states her name was Roundeye and she was an Indian. At any rate, she was born in New York on August 20, 1826 and died July 4, 1904. They moved to Davis County and are here through 1900. Southern Putman Branch.

 

EDWARD K. PUTMAN  Eden Township, Decatur County

He is 25 KY, Louisa 22 VA and Martha 5 IA. I don't find him in Kentucky, but he might be one of our 'Southern Branch'.

 

MELVIN C. PUTNAM  Prairie Township, Delaware County

He is 22 ME, Margaret J. 21, Israel (?). He is a son of Simeon Walker Putnam from Maine who is here in town too.

 

S. W. (SIMEON WALKER) PUTNAM  Prairie Township, Delaware County

He is 54 ME, Rhoda Watson 54 ME, John W. 19 IL and Orlando 15 IL. They were in De Kalb County Illinois in 1850 and here in 1857. They are here in 1870 and in Wisconsin by 1880. He was born in 1806 in Anson Township, Somerset County Maine. He is a son of John Putnam and Lucinda Walker of Anson, Maine. John's folks were John Putnam and Joanna Eames of Medford and then Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Simeon married Rhoda Watson in New Portland, Somerset County on October 6, 1826. 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.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Burlington, Des Moines County

He is a miller 29 OH, Louisa R. Ruble is 22 IA, Alfred 3 IA, Ernestus R. 3 months IA. They are here in 1870 and he is widowed here by 1880. James is a son of Ernestus Putman and Nancy Becker. He was born in Darke County Ohio December 23, 1830. He married Louisa October 17, 1854 out here. They are here in 1870. Louisa will die in the 1870s, and he is widowed here in 1880. Dutch family out of New York State.

 

MARY PUTNAM  Burlington, Des Moines County

She is 34 (37) NY a seamstress living with William Rimey. She was here in 1850, and will be here till she dies in 1874. She is a daughter of Jonas and Sally Putnam from Vermont and then New York.

 

CLARA J. PUTNAM  Vernon Township, Dubuque County

Clarabelle is the daughter of Eben and Barbara Putnam from Indiana, who were here in 1850. She is with her grandparents George Painter and Catherine Helper Painter. She is 3 IA. I have no idea where the folks are.

 

RUFUS PUTMAN  Vernon Township, Dubuque County

He is James Rufus Putnam, son of Howard Putnam of Knox County IN. He is 38 IN, Syntha (Cynthia Ann Bradley) is 34 IN, Howard 15 IA, William 13 IA, John 11 IA, Albert 10 IA, Polly C. 8 IA, Asa 6 IA, Sarah 4 IA and James A. 1 IA. They were here in 1850 and will be for a spell.

 

ARTIMUS WALTON PUTNAM  Jefferson Township, Greene County

He is a son of Israel Putnam of Rumford, Maine. He will next be off to Utah, having become a Mormon, and stay there all his life. His brothers Horatio Gates, Seth and Simeon will meet him there. Now he is 38 ME a shoemaker, Louisa (Louisa Drucilla Bunker) is 31 ME, Savannah Clarke, eldest son, 8 ME, Lotta (Lottie Viola) is 9/12 IA. Also there is Manda Wilkeson 14 MI.

 

MARTHA PUTNAM  New Oregon Village, Howard County

She is 32 NOR, Louisa 13 WI, Martha J. 9 WI, William H. 8 WI, George 6 WI, Charles M. 2 IA and Adeline S. 10/12 IA. They werenít in Wisconsin in 1850.

 

BENNETT PUTMAN  Elk Creek Township, Jasper County

Reding's son is a Doctor 34 IL (Fulton County), Martha Ann Burkhalter is 23, Reding 10 IL, Douglas 8 IA and Fanny A. 3 IA. Bennet's first wife, Susannah Effner died about 4 years ago, and he married Mattie here in Jasper County on September 29th, 1857. Fanny is the only child so far in this marriage. Bennett came out of Fulton County Illinois about 1851 and will be in Washington County Arkansas near his father in 1870 and then back here in 1880. Reding was Elijah's brother. This line goes back Bennett > Reding > Daniel > Barnet > Zachariah I > Thomas III > Thomas II > Thomas Putnam of Virginia. Southern Putman Branch.

 

EVA PUTNAM  Lynn Grove Township, Jasper County

She is 58 KY and has a son John Putnam 21 IL. They are living with John and Margaret Snyder. They were in La Rue County Kentucky in 1850 living with a Hornback Family. They were in Hardin County Iowa in 1857. She will be here in the County Poor House in 1880 at age 83. There is a marriage record in Wythe County Virginia of an Eva Smith marrying a Joseph Putman in 1868 (1848?). Joseph was a son of Thomas Putman and Mary Hoback. This came from the LDS/IGI. If Hoback and Hornback were the same family then there must be some connection here. On the other hand, I have no idea who Thomas Putman was so that is no help here either. Good Luck.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Graham Township, Johnson County

He is 35 NJ, Mary 21 MI, John 2 IA.

 

HENRY PUTNAM  Iowa City, Johnson County

He is 47 CT, Mary 29 NY, Henry 17 WI and Homer 11 WI.

 

GEORGE E. PUTNAM  Anamosa, Jones County

He is 26 NY, Susan Harriet Hibler his wife 21 MO, Clara 2 IA. He is a livery keeper. He is a son of Calvin Putnam (2848) and Mary Chase of Adams, Jefferson County New York. He will die in Johnson County Iowa in a few months on September 1, 1860, and she on May 23, 1862.

 

R. A. (RUFUS AUSTIN) PUTNAM  Monticello Township, Jones County

He is 28 MA and boarding, and is a clerk in a store. He is Rufus Austin Putnam junior, son of Rufus Austin Putnam and Frances Highborn Porter of Fitchburg, Mass. He will be here through the 1900 census. Doesnít look as if he ever married.

 

J. D. (JOHN DRURY) PUTNAM  Denmark Township, Lee County

He is 24 IL, Hannah E. Shaffer his wife 34 VA. They were married here September 2, 1858. He lives next to T. H. Putnam who is his brother. He is a son of Daniel Green Putnam from Warren County Illinois. He will move to Yuba, California with his brother Thomas and both will be there (both single) in 1870. He will then go to Santa Ana, California and marry Louisa Murphy there February 2, 1873.

 

T. H. (THOMAS HOWARD) PUTNAM  Denmark Township, Lee County

Thomas Howard Putnam is a son of Daniel Green Putnam. He is 29 IL, Hannah Farley 22 IA and Louisa (Ida Louise) 2 IA, George 10/12 IA. They are from Warren County Illinois. He too will head to Yuba Township, Sutter County California. I lose him after 1880. But in 1880, two of his children, George and Mark, are in San Diego living with Hannahís family. Guess Tom died by then or something.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Kingston City, Linn County

George Gideon Putnam is a lawyer, 30 NH, Martha Ann Blackstone, his wife, 27 ME, George W. 4 IA and Edward P. 3 IA. They were married in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1853. In 1870, he will live alongside Gideon Putnam (Jr.) in Benton County. He is Gideon's eldest son. See Gideon for the lineage.

 

GEORGE C. (CORNELIUS) PUTNAM  Cedar Rapids, Linn County

He is 29 NY, Adelia Olivia Medbury his wife is 23 PA, Carrie 4 PA, DeWitt 2 IA, Edwin 2 months IA. He'll be here through the early 1900s. In an Iowa Biographical entry, we see he was born in Livingston County New York on August 15, 1831. He went to McLean County Penn. In 1851, where he met and married Adelia and had their daughter Carrie. Then they went to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1856. They will remain here in Iowa all their lives. His death certificate in 1914, states his father was Barney Putnam. Now, as to parents. Everyone in Livingston County NY was part of the Dutch family. He is a son of Barney and Margaret Putman from Mount Morris, Livingston County New York. His folks were there through 1850, and are now in Genesee County Michigan.

 

NAHUM D. (DANIEL) PUTNAM  Le Grand Township, Marshall County

This listing reads William D., but it is Nahum D. (Daniel) Putnam. He is 27 OH, Mary Spake, his wife, 26 OH George 3/12 IA. His father Daniel B. (Baldwin) Putnam 70 VT is with them. His wife Sarah Margaret Curran should be there as well, but she is not listed. Daniel will die in 1880, Sarah not until 1884. In the 1830 census, there was a Dan Putnam in Huron County and this is that family. Daniel Baldwin Putnam is a son of Uzziel Putnam of Cass County Michigan. Daniel was born in Wardsboro, Windham County Vermont. He went with his father to Ohio, and then back to Michigan where his first wife Louise Marie Ensign died. He married (Mrs.) Sarah Curran and moved to Iowa in 1854. The line goes back from Daniel > Uzziel > Uzziel > Amos > John > Nathaniel > John, the immigrant.

 

LOUISA & AMANDA PUTNAM  Fulton Township, Muscatine County

They are sisters and teachers living with Diantha Henry 52 NY. Amanda is 17 NY, Louisa 20 NY. The daughters are Country School Teachers. Diantha was married to Johannes or John A. Putman from Montgomery County New York. He died there in 1846 and she remarried to a man whose name looked like Bradley in 1850 where she was widowed for the second time in Medina County Ohio. She and the kids came out here and then got widowed again. The Nathan in Plymouth County is her son too. Dutch family.

 

N. (NATHAN) W. PUTNAM  Plymouth Township, Plymouth County

He is a farmer, 29 NY, Sally Ann 21 MO, Pirle J. (listed as a son, but would be a daughter Pearl Jane probably) is 2/12 IA. He is a son of John and Diantha Putman from New York. His twice widowed mom and two sisters are in Muscatine County. The next entry up to be exact. Warren Putmanís notes state he was in Iowa in 1866, so he moved out right after the War.

 

(JOSHUA) ALONZO PUTNAM  Brooklyn, Poweshiek County

He is 30 NY, Charlotte Tinker 18 PA. They were married here in Iowa on December 25, 1859. He is a master carpenter. The Cornelius nearby is a brother. They are sons of Harvey Putnam and Rebecca Steward of Bethel, Vermont. These brothers came here from Cherry Creek, Chautaugua County New York in about 1857. Alonzo was born in Cherry Creek, Chautaugua County New York. He will remain here until he dies March 22, 1861 during an epidemic of Typhoid Fever. His only daughter, Lucy, will die then as well. Charlotte will remarry on January 29, 1870 to William Scott, and sometime later marry a Hazelwood.

 

(HARVEY) CORNELIUS PUTNAM  Bear Creek Township, Poweshiek County

Harvey Cornelius is a farmer. He is 34 NY (actually it is VT), Sarah Ann Stewart his wife 31 NY, Francis (son, who will die here in 1871) 9 NY, Helen 7 NY, Daniel (who will die here in 1879) 5 NY, Merton 2 IA and Hartly 1 IA. Harvey Cornelius is a son of Harvey Putnam and Rebecca Steward and was born in Bethel, Windsor County Vermont on October 19, 1825. He and Sarah were married January 1, 1850 in Cherry Creek, Chautaugua County New York. His father Harvey was a son of Joshua Putnam and Lucy Lothrop. Harvey Senior was number 2664 in Eben's numbering system. He will be here in Iowa until his death June 17, 1909. Sarah will die here February 5, 1911.

 

BENJAMIN P. (PERKINS) PUTNAM  Cleona Township, Scott County

He is 28 OH a farmer, Lydia W. Edgerson is 26 VA. He is Benjamin Perkins Putnam. He was with his father Douglas Putnam in Hamar, Washington County OH in 1840 and 1850. He was out here in Scott County in 1856. He went back home and married Lydia Edgerson in Marietta, Washington County Ohio on February 14, 1860 and headed out here to farm. His grandfather was a part of the original Ohio Company coming from Massachusetts. Douglas was number 1572 in Eben's books, Ben was number 3241. The line goes back through General Israel.

 

CHARLES E. (EDWIN) PUTNAM  Davenport, Scott County

He is a lawyer 34 NY, Mary Louisa Duncan his wife is 26 PA. They have Joseph Duncan 5 IL, Charles Morgan 3 IA and John Caldwell 1 IA. There are two German sisters, Margaret and Marie Blidiran, who are servants there as well. He is a son of Benjamin Risley Putnam from Saratoga, New York. Ben is number 1381 and Charles number 2976 in Eben's books. He was born there February 19, 1825. Charles passed the bar in New York and went to Warren County Georgia to join his brother Gideon there in the 1840s. He then moved to Illinois and then to here. He'll be around all his life. Charles will die here July 19, 1887, Mary on February 20, 1903.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Davenport, Scott County

He is 35 ME, his wife is simply listed as 'Mrs.' She is 30 ME, Frank Jr. 4 IA and Virginia 2 IA. Anyway, he is Franklin Reed Putnam, a son of John Putnam (1884) and Mary Herrick and was born in Wilton, NH October 31, 1823. He was in Bangor, Maine in 1850, but that was not where he was born. He will be here the rest of his life, which wonít be much longer as he will die here December 28, 1876.

 

MANDAN & JULIUS PUTNAM  Davenport, Scott County

She is Mandana Putnam 39 VT, Julius Putnam 32 VT. They are sister and brother. They are living with Edwin (OH) and Elizabeth (VT) Fry. She will still be here in 1870 and spells the name Mandan. Julius will be gone. They are children of Daniel Putnam (number 1202 in Eben Putnam's books) from Bethel, Vermont. Their sisters Alma Putnam and Caroline Gay are nearby in Black Hawk County Iowa. The parents didn't venture west, but the kids sure did. For what it's worth, their brother Daniel Sumner Putnam is in Fremont, Lake County Illinois and will be there past 1900.

 

PHILIP PUTNAM  Blue Grass Township, Scott County

He is 25 NY, a house carpenter, and boarding here.

 

JACOB G. PUTMAN  Washington Township, Washington County

This is Jacob Junior from Hampshire County Virginia. He is 37 VA, Ellen Emundson is 37 VA, Rachel 17 VA, Stacy Ann 15 VA, Jacob 13 VA, Thomas 11 VA, John 9 VA, Hannah 7 VA, Charles 5 IA and Ellen 1 IA. Also there is his mother Rachel 78. She had remarried as her name was listed as Rachel Cresap. Charles Cresap had died in the early 1850s, and she joined her son. Everyone was born in Virginia, except Charles and Ellen who were born in Iowa. A German family from Maryland to Virginia to here.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Wright Township, Wayne County

William Marion is a farmer, 34 IN, Mary Jane Hayes, his wife, 30 IL, Florence 6 IN and Mary Alice 2 IA. He is a son of Joseph Putman and Polly Hackelman. He was born in Fayette County Indiana, and was with the family in Rush County Indiana in 1850. Joseph was a son of James Putman and Mary Collins from Culpeper County Virginia via Pendleton County Kentucky and a son of John Putman of Culpeper County. This line goes William > Joseph > James > Zachariah II > Zachariah I > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas. Southern Putman Branch.

 

BARNARD PUTTMAN  (PUETTMANN) Washington Township, Winneshiek County

He is a master mason, 80, born in Prussia. Quick note, Germany didn't become Germany as such till into the late 19th Century. Before that it was a series of separate feudal states. Prussia was one, Bavaria another, and so on. He is rooming with several other, younger, Prussians. I think this might be the father of the following Barnard. They were in Racine County Wisconsin in 1850 and the dad went by the name John then though.

 

BARNARD PUTTMAN  (PUETTMANN) Washington Township, Winneshiek County

He is 32 Prussia, his wife Sybilla Timp is 26 Prussia. They have Mary 7 WI, Angela 5 WI, Barnard 3 IA and a son Francis 1 IA. They have been in Burlington, Racine County Wisconsin in 1850. He was born in Dorsten Westphalia on January 9, 1828. He came with his parents to Wisconsin in April 1845. He married Sybilla Timp there on April 27, 1852. They then came here in mid May 1856 and will be here in Iowa all their lives. I canít locate them in 1870, but they are here. In the mid 1870s, they will move to Carroll County Iowa and be there till they die.

 

 

IOWA 1870 CENSUS

 

MELVINA PUTMAN  Appanoose County

She is Melvina Baker, the widow of Benjamin Putman from Linn County Missouri. She is 54 KY and has her youngest daughter Mary Lou 12 MO with her. Southern Putman Branch.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Appanoose County

He is a son of Benjamin and Melvina Putman from Missouri. He is 25 IN, Mary E. Nelson is 20 OH, Joseph 3 IA and Saffrona 1 IA. He married Mary Elizabeth Nelson here November 26, 1865. Southern Putman Branch.

 

CHAUNCY PUTMAN  Washington Township, Appanoose County

He is listed as 50 MA, a farmer.  His wife Abigail Raesin is 52 NY. Also in the household are: Susan Hendrickson? 29 NY, Frank E. Hendrickson, 15 IN, and Peter R. Hendrickson 9 IN. They were in DeKalb County Indiana. Same wife but they had six kids back there. Abigail is widowed in Davis County Iowa in 1885.

 

JOHN G. (GLIDDEN) PUTNAM  Chariton Township, Appanoose County

John is listed as 58 VT, a farmer.  His wife, Thankful B. Putnam, is 62 VT.  The children at home are: John A. (Abraham) 36 VT, a farmer, Anna Briggs 31 NY (his wife), and their son Luke 1 IA.  Also in the household is George McCloud 27 WV, a farm Laborer. Thankful, his wife, is also a Putnam (cousin). She is a daughter of Abraham Putnam and Sarah Gill of Springfield, Vermont. She is listed as number 2580 in Eben's book. John, himself, is number 1185 in Eben's book. He was born February 3, 1811 in Springfield, Vermont. He was a son of John Putnam and Peggy Glidden from Charlestown, New Hampshire originally. John will be here until 1883 when Thankful will die. Then he will return to Vermont and will die there October 19, 1888 while playing the part of 'Farmer John of ye olden time' in a Harvest Festival Play. Gave it his all, I would guess. This line goes John G. > John > Timothy > Seth > Thomas > Thomas > John.

 

GEORGE GIDEON PUTNAM  Fremont Township, Benton County

He is living right next door to his father Gideon Putnam. He is Gideon's eldest son. In 1860 they were in Linn County but now are here and will be in 1880. Anyway, George is 39 MA (NH in 1860, MA in 1880), Martha Ann Blackstone, his wife, 36 ME, George 15 IA, Eddie 13 IA and Ernest 7 IA.

 

GIDEON PUTNAM  Fremont Township, Benton County

He is still here and is now 69 NH, Sarah Rice his wife 65 MA, William (William Skinner) 23 NH. Also there is his daughter Clara Margaret Blackstone 26 NH and her husband Benjamin B. Blackstone 28 MO.

 

JACOB PUTMAN  Homer Township, Benton County

He is 57 NY, Theodosia 42 PA, Allison a son 21 IA, and William 15 IA. He was in Scott County in 1850 and missing in 1860. Probably Dutch, but I just don't know for sure. They are in Jewell County Kansas by 1875.

 

W. S. (WILLIAM SKINNER) PUTNAM  Fremont Township, Benton County

I have looked twice and cannot find such a listing on the indexed page. At any rate, he would be Gideon's son who was here in 1850 and 1860. He is listed also with his parents, so this seems to be a dual listing, or he was carried over onto the next page. But it is William.

 

ALMA PUTNAM  Cedar Township, Black Hawk County

She is 41 VT living with the Jeremiah Gay family also from Vermont. Caroline Gay is her sister. They were all here in 1869. The gals are daughters of Daniel Putnam of Bethel, Vermont.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Big Creek Township, Black Hawk County

He is 3 OH and living with Joseph and Frances Hill and A. J. and Cassie Cushman. His brother Frank 1 OH is there too. They are here in 1880 and we see then that Cassie is their mother and is from Ohio. I think Joe Hill is her brother. They came out here very recently and she married Andrew Cushman here. They are here in 1880 as well.

 

BENJAMIN PUTMAN  Cass Township, Boone County

Benjamin Augustus is 38 VT, Samantha Ellis Purinton his wife is 32 NY, William Augustus (listed Milton A. in 1860 and 1920) 12 IA, Ernest Judson 10 IA, Mary Amelia 8 IA, Ulysses Grant 6 IA, Lewis Orville 4 IA and Eva 1 IA. He was in Dallas County Iowa in 1860. He's here in 1880, and will die here June 14, 1896. Samantha goes into the 1900, and will die here January 7, 1913. See 1860 for his lineage.

 

PETER PUTNAM  Hazelton Township, Buchanan County

The son of Jacob D. Putnam and Hannah Lewis. They are Dutch from Montgomery County New York. Peter is listed as 27 NY (born in Cayuga County New York), a farmer.  His wife Alice S. Teague is 22 ENG (Yorkshire, England).  The children are: Charles 3 IA, and Cora 6 months old IA.

 

FLETCHER C. (CARTER) PUTNAM  Beaver Township, Butler County

Fletcher is listed as 40 VT, a hotel keeper.  His wife Roxana (listed Sarah in 1860) is 30 NY, a hotel landlady.  There were four other men enumerated in the household, as tenants. They were here in 1860. He is a son of Fletcher and Adeline Putnam of Grafton, Windham County Vermont. After leaving Vermont, the family moved to Delaware County New York and then to Wayne County New York where this guy was in the 1850 New York Census. In 1857 the family was in Minnesota, and in 1860 Fletcher was out here in Iowa.

 

ALBERT PUTNAM  Sheridan Township, Carroll County

He is 27 NY. Electa Ann Brown is 25 IN, Mary L. 4 IA and Henry C. 2 IA. They were married in Jones County Iowa December 25, 1864 and will be in Guthrie County Iowa in 1880, Cherokee County in 1885, and in Custer County South Dakota in 1900. His name is Albert Calvin Putnam and was born in Lewis, Lewis County New York on December 16, 1842. He will die in Edgemont, Fall River County South Dakota October 29, 1915. His wife is Electa Ann Brown. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana May 15, 1845 and will die in Hot Springs, South Dakota August 26, 1938. Her brother John W. Brown 23 IN is with them. He is a son of Calvin Putnam (#2848) and Mary Chase from Lowville, Lewis County New York and Vermont before that. His dad was a son of Malachi Putnam (#1285) and Sarah Blount.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Afton Township, Cherokee County

He is 54 PA and has Mary 14 CAN and John 27 CAN with him. He is a son of John W. Putnam and Minerva Scott from Erie County Pennsylvania. He was married to Rachel Scott who must have died recently. They were in Clinton County Iowa in 1850, and in Rock Island County Illinois in 1860. In 1880 he is in Baker County Oregon with his daughter Mary who has married Daniel Patterson. Young John will be here in 1880.

 

SYDNEY J. PUTMAN  Girard Township, Clayton County

He is 37 NY, Lizzie 31 NY, Clarence 11 PA and Hattie 2 IA. They are living in a hotel. I don't find them in Pennsylvania in 1860. They are in Mower County Minnesota by 1875.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Clayton Township, Clayton County

He has been here since 1847. He is now 54 VT, Rachael Philbrick, his wife, 36 IL, David 18 IA, Esther 17 IA, Alfred 15 IA, John 12 IA, Rosella 10 IA, Perkins 6 IA, May 3 IA and Eliza 1 IA. Still no idea as to Johnís folks. Rachel is a daughter of Simon Philbrick and Elizabeth Lawrence and was born in Madison County Illinois in 1834. John will die here May 28, 1874. Rachel will remarry A. S. Constantine and be with him and the kids in Bon Homme County South Dakota in 1880. See that listing, because the story then continues on into Missouri.

 

ALFRED PUTMAN  Clinton, Clinton County

He is 35 MA, a railroad brakeman living in a hotel. He is Alfred Walter Putnam, son of Alfred Putnam & Mary Page from Danvers, Mass.  Alfred is/was married to Madeline Louisa Black, who by the way, in 1870 is in Danvers.  Alfred will die October 20, 1874, in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County Iowa in a railroad accident.

 

PETER PUTMAN  Clinton, Clinton County

He is 23 IL, a tailor, living in a boarding house.

 

THOMAS A. PUTMAN  Clinton, Clinton County

He is 12 WI and living with the Goodwin family.

 

EARL PUTNAM  Union Township, Dallas County

He is 45 NY, a farm worker. His wife, Charity, is 40 NY.  The children are: Resina, a son, 21 NY, works on farm, Lorenzo 20 NY, works on farm, James 18 NY, works on farm, John 15 NY, works on farm, Lorain 14 NY, Earl 8 IL, William 5 IL, and Mary 3 IL.  Also in the household is Milo S. Briggs, 21 IL. I can't find him in New York in 1850.

 

RICHRAN PUTNAM  Van Meter Township, Dallas County

The listing is under Richran, but it looks like Richard (possibly), but in 1880 (in Madison County Iowa, the place with the Bridges) it is listed Rethvan or Rethran so I have no idea what the real name is. Maybe he lisps. He is listed as 32 OH, a nurseryman.  His wife Tamer (Nealley I think) is 22 OH.  There are no children.

 

DANIEL T. (THOMAS) PUTMAN  Davis County

He is Elijah's son. He is 48 IL, Jennette Roundey is 43 NY, Giles 19, Miles 17, Thomas 15, Virgil 14, Horace 12, John 9 and May 4. All the kids were born in Iowa. Southern Putman Branch.

 

STILES H. PUTMAN  Davis County

He is the above Dan's eldest and is living next door. He is 20 IA, Susan F. Wishand is 20 IA and they have an unnamed son born in May 1870. The son's name is Thomas, and he will be with his grandfather in 1880. Stiles and Susan were married here November 25, 1869. They are gone in 1880, but in 1900, Stiles is back with his father Daniel Thomas. Don't know what happened. Southern Putman Branch.

 

ELIZABETH PUTMAN  Davis County

She is Elizabeth Duff, the widow of Elijah Putman. She is 68 KY and living with John and Elizabeth Ellis. Elizabeth Jane is her daughter, she is 40 IL, John Ellis is 48 OH. Elijah was a son of Daniel Putman and Prudence Skelton. Elijah died in Davis County on June 5, 1863 and Elizabeth will die here on January 24, 1887. Both are buried in the Dunnville Cemetery, Bloomfield, Iowa. Southern Putman family.

 

JASPER N. (NEWTON) PUTMAN  Davis County

Listed as James N., Jasper Newton Putman is a son of Elijah and Elizabeth. He is 26 IL, Eliza Jane Grant is 22 OH and they have Delia 3 IA and Henry 1 IA. Southern Putman Branch.

 

ELIJAH FULTON PUTMAN  Davis County

He is listed as Thurlton, but he is Fulton Putman. He is 34 IL. His wife Nancy Brennan is 29 KY, Vernon 12 IA, Eva 11 IA and Ettie 5 IA. Fulton is a cabinet maker. He is a son of Elijah Putman and Elizabeth Duff from Fulton County Illinois and then here. He was born here June 17, 1833 and will die in Bloomfield on February 27, 1914. Nancy died there August 24, 1910. Southern Putman Branch.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Eden Township, Decatur County

He is 54 NY, Mary Meek 53 OH, Samuel D. 23 OH, Sylvia 18 OH Lenora 17 OH, Mary E. 16 OH and David M. 9 MO. He was part of that huge family in Huron County Ohio in 1840, 1850. In 1860 they were in Mercer County Missouri and are now here. John was born in Otsego County New York, and was a son of David and Mary Putman from Madison County New York. David was a son of George Putman and Mary Ferguson of Montgomery County New York. Dutch folks. Mary is widowed here in 1880 and kids all gone.

 

FLORENCE & IRENA PUTNAM  Prairie Township, Delaware County

Florence is 9, Irena 2 both IA, living with Edwin and Margaret Smith. Maggie may be their mom. Margaret probably had married one of Simeon's sons, John or Orlando.

 

HENRY PUTNAM  Delaware Township, Delaware County

He is Henry Harold Putnam. He is 37 NY, Elvira Stanclift his second wife is 32 NY. He was previously married to a Sarah E. who died here July 7, 1865 and is buried here in Town. They will be here in 1880 and in 1900 with a family. He is a son of David Pease Putnam and Nancy Alcott and was born January 6, 1832 in Lee, Oneida County New York. He will die here in Delaware Iowa on May 31, 1910. His dad was from Connecticut. Elvira is the daughter of John and Rhoda Stanclift. She was born September 12, 1837 in Collins, Erie County New York and then came out here to Delaware County with her folks in the 1850s.

 

IRENA PUTNAM  Prairie Township, Delaware County

She is 4 IA and living with her sister Florence 9 IA at the home of Edwin and Margaret Smith. Margaret might be their mommy as I mentioned earlier.

 

SIMEON W. (WALKER) PUTNAM  Delaware Township, Delaware County

Simeon is listed as 63 ME, a gardener. The occupation of gardener, was simply a term for being retired with nothing better to do than putter around the garden. Also in the household is Cornelia Rhodes 63 ME, a housekeeper, and Margaret Nethercut 40 IRL, a seamstress.  He was married here in 1860 and in DeKalb County Illinois in 1850 and in Kane County Illinois in 1840. Look back in 1860 to see who he is. Now, the Clornelia Rhodes gal is his wife Cornelia Rhoda Watson. I had thought she had died, but they both turn up alive and well in Wausau, Wisconsin in the 1880 at age 71 each.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Burlington, Des Moines County

He is a banker, 39 OH, Louisa R. Ruble 33 IA, Fred A. C. 13 IA and Emily S. 5 IA. I don't find them in 1860. He will be widowed here with Emily in 1880. James is a son of Ernestus Putman and Nancy Becker. He was born in Darke County Ohio December 23, 1830. He married Louisa October 17, 1854 out here. They are here in 1860 and 1870. Louisa will die in the 1870s, and he is widowed here in 1880. Dutch family out of New York State.

 

M. R. PUTNAM  Burlington, Des Moines County

He is 38 OH, a traveling salesman living in a hotel.

 

MARY PUTNAM  Burlington, Des Moines County

She is 43 NY living with William B. Remey 56 KY and Eliza Remey 54 VT.

 

OTTO PUTNAM  Burlington, Des Moines County

He is 28 SWED and a blacksmith.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Burlington, Des Moines County

He is 22 IA and boarding. He is a railroad brakeman. I think this is Rufus' son from Benton County.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Jefferson, Fayette County

He is 22 NY, Lydia (Teague) 19 ENG and Nelly 1 IA. He is a son of Jacob Putnam, and was in Jackson County in 1860. In 1880 they'll be in Clay County Kansas, 1920 in Elk County Kansas.

 

LUCIEN PUTNAM  Fairfield Township, Fayette County

He is 46 NY, a farmer, Cynthia Crosby 41 NY, Helen 23 NY and Alfred (Alfred Elliott) 18 NY. He is a son of Edward Putnam, and his first wife Rachel Horton of Grafton, Vermont. Lucien was born in Warsaw, Wyoming County New York. They were in Winnebago County Illinois in 1860. This is a Massachusetts family originally.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Floyd Township, Floyd County

He is 50 VT, Mary Jane Wilkins, his wife, 36 NY, Clara 15 WI, Emma J. 13 WI, Arabell 8 WI, Cora M. 5 WI, Mary 3 WI. He is a son of Daniel Putnam (1834) and Rebecca Jane Carleton from Massachusetts and was with them in Rock County WI in 1850.

 

WILLIAM C. (CLARK) PUTMAN  Rockford Township, Floyd County

He is 43 NY, Sarah F. Harding 24 IL, David N. 9 WI, Homer L. 7 WI, Charles W. 5 WI and George W. 1 WI. I think he is a son of Lewis and Abigail Putman from Cayuga County New York. He was with his widowed mother Abigail in Victory, Cayuga County and also listed single in Cato, Cayuga County in 1850. I don't find him in Wisconsin in 1860, but it looks as if he was there. His mother and the rest of the family were in Lafayette County Wisconsin in 1860. They are in Lancaster County Nebraska in 1880. Dutch Putmans.

 

ELIJAH PUTMAN  Fremont County

He is listed Eliza, but this is Abe and Elizabeth's son. He is 29 IL, Harriett is 24 OH, Kate is 6 IA, Harry 4 IA and Minnie 9 months IA. Southern Putman Branch.

 

JOHN M. PUTMAN  Fremont County

This is John Marion Putman, son of George Putman and Charlotte Crosthwait from Fulton County Illinois. He is 31 IL, Sarah Miller is 20 VA and they have Mintie 1 year old born back in Illinois. He will die here in 1874. Sarah and the kids will return to Fulton County and she will marry Henry Newton there. In 1880 she and her (by then) 3 kids will be in Putman Township, Fulton County. Southern Putman Branch.

 

ROBERT PUTMAN  Fremont County

Another of George's sons. He is 27 IL. Philina Murphy is 26 IL, Carrie 3 IL, Delphina 1 IL. Southern Putman Branch.

 

GREENE MARION PUTMAN  Fremont County

He is Elijah's son Greene Putman. He is 35 IL, his wife Mary Kelsey is 24 IN, then his kids Frank 14 IA, Jane 13 IA, Tilford (listed as Alford) 11 MO (born in the spell they were in Mercer County Missouri), Clara 9 IA, Sarah 7 IA, Homer 5 IA, Anna 3 IA and an infant girl 3 months old, probably Mattie. I don't find them in 1880 yet, but they will be back in Mercer County Missouri where both will live into the 1890s. Southern Putman Branch.

 

ALLEN PUTNAM  Melrose Township, Grundy County

He is 30 NY and living with his brothers Norman and Irvin (Ervin). He will be married in Hardin County Iowa in 1880. He is a son of Josiah and Lydia Shaw Putnam and was born in Bethany, Genesee County New York. All these three guys were at home in 1850 and 1860. Josiah was a son of Peter Putnam (2nd) from Andover, Windsor County Vermont and from Danvers, Massachusetts before that.

 

IRVIN (ERVIN) PUTNAM  Melrose Township, Grundy County

He is 28 NY and living with his brothers Allen and Norman Putnam 32 NY. Look earlier at the listing for his other brother Allen Putnam, that listing will give Norman's lineage.

 

NORMAN PUTNAM  Melrose Township, Grundy County

He is 32 NY, Julia Marie Stratton is 30 NY, Lewis 9 MI, Alice 4 NY. Also there are his brothers Allen 30 NY and Irvin 28 NY. Norman will be here in 1880, Allen will be in Hardin County and Irvin simply split. He is a son of Josiah Putnam and his second wife Lydia Shaw from Batavia, New York.

 

DENNIS PUTNAM  Eldora Township, Hardin County

Dennison (the way he was listed in 1850) is 22 NY, Josephine Boyles is 23 PA, W. L. (his full name is Lewis W. or W. Lewis, the W. probably being for William) 3/12 IA. Dennis lives next to William R. Putnam, who is his daddy. He'll be here still in 1880. See his father for this line.

 

WILLIAM R. (RODMAN) PUTNAM  Eldora Township, Hardin County

He is 58 CT, a merchant, Martha L. is 46 NY, Lewis W. 18 NY, Thomas N. 15 NY, Frank 11 NY, Mary L. 16 NY and Fred 2 IA. Martha is his second wife, Mary died in the early 1860s back in Phoenix, Oswego County New York. William is the youngest son of Jedediah Putnam and Lois Cheeseborough from Preston, Connecticut. He was born there January 22, 1812. He is number 2258 in Eben's numbering system. The line is William > Jedediah > John > Eleazer > Eleazer > John > John. Based on cemetery records, the family will move to Rockwell, Cerro Gordo County shortly. William will die there January 8, 1876, and Martha on March 17, 1897 (Saint Patrickís Day). The son Frank will die there in 1881. The son Fred will be there in 1900 however. The other son, Thomas, will be in Carrington, North Dakota in 1900.

 

ERNESTUS J. PUTMAN  Center Township, Henry County

He is the son of Ernestus Putman and Elizabeth Gray from New York (Dutch folks). He was born in Darke County Ohio. They were there in 1850 and in Randolph County Indiana in 1870 He is 43 OH, a grocer, Sara Jane Deem his wife is 43 OH, John D. 20 OH. You can read all about this family in the OHIO Section. They are in Douglas County Colorado in 1880. I don't find them in 1900.

 

PHILIP D. (DODDERIDGE) PUTMAN  Center Township, Henry County

He is 60 CT, his wife Isabel Crothers is 48 OH, Mary 21 OH, Horace C. 17 OH, Emma C. 15 OH, Alice M. 12 IA. He works in a woolen mill. I can't find him here in 1860 even though he obviously was. In 1850 Philip was in Washington Court House, Fayette County Ohio and was a teacher, Mary was 2 and living with a McEastland family. I would guess Philip's first wife died about then, and Mary was with neighbors or possibly relatives then. He married Isabella J. Crothers in Fayette County Ohio August 18, 1850. The family will remain here. Horace will later become the Sheriff of Henry County. Philip was born March 2, 1810 in Windsor, Hartford County Connecticut. His parents were Philip Putnam (Number 1847 in Eben's book) of Wilton, New Hampshire, and Anna Brown of Hartford, Connecticut. This line goes back Philip D. > Philip > Nathaniel > Jacob > Nathaniel > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John Putnam.

 

MARTHA PUTNAM  New Oregon, Howard County

She is 41 NOR, William 18 WI, George 16 WI and Charles 12 IA. She was widowed here in 1860 with more kids then.

 

CHARLES PUTMAN  Maquoketa Township, Jackson County

He is 33 NY, Anna Briggs 25 ENG, Alice 3 IA and Alva a son 1 IA. He lives next door to his dad David Putman.

 

DAVID PUTMAN  Maquoketa Township, Jackson County

He is 55 NY, Malinda 54 VT and Jane 25 NY. His son (Charles, listed earlier) is nearby. The family was in Jefferson County NY in 1850 and 1860. They will all be in Franklin County Iowa in 1880.

 

JACOB PUTNAM  Bellevue Township, Jackson County

He is a teamster, 56 NY, Eliza Wicks is 41 NY, George 17 IL, Oscar 12 IL, Martha 10 IL, Jacob 8 IL and Hannah 4 IL. They were in Carroll County Illinois in 1850 and 1860. I believe that Jacob is a son of Philip Putman and Christina Lucretia Nobles from St. Johnsville, Montgomery County New York. They are part of the Dutch Putman family.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Monmouth, Jackson County

He is 36 NY, a carpenter, Julia 33 NY, Edith 12 NY, Frank 18 (8?) NY and Laura 3 IA. I can't tell if these are children or siblings. Hard to read the ages properly. They were in Crown Point, Essex County New York in 1860. John is a son of John Putnam and Sarah Maria Southwick from there and a grandson of Asa Putnam and Polly Fowler from Vermont and Massachusetts before that. Something will happen. In 1880 Julia is alone here and in 1885 John is in Tama County Iowa with a new wife Mary. Their daughter Laura is with him. The son Frank is married in Winneshiek County in 1880.

 

REDING PUTMAN  Jasper County

This is Bennett's son age 20 IL living with George and Elizabeth Sommerville in Fairview Township. He was here with his folks in 1860. They are back in Arkansas, Reding will be off to be with them later this year, marry and head to Kansas by 1880. Southern Putman Branch.

 

ROBERT PUTMAN  Jasper County

This is Reding's son, and he will still be here in 1880. He is 49 KY, Elizabeth Prunty is 34 IL, Israel 12 IA, Mary 9 IL, Prudence 6 IL and Eliza 5 IL. Southern Putman Branch.

 

E. G. (EDWIN GRANGER) PUTMAN  Richland Township, Jasper County

He is listed as 42 VT, a farmer.  His wife, Sarah A. Oswalt, is 36 OH. The children are: Josephine M. 16 IN, Joseph N. 11 IN, Mary Jane 9 IA, Nancy F. 7 IA, Rosetta 5 IA, D. A. a daughter 1 IA. He is a son of Newton Putnam from Cavendish, Vermont and then of Wells County Indiana. He was born in Cavendish August 30, 1827. The family was in Appanoose County in 1860 and will be in Clay County Kansas in 1875 and 1880. They will later go to Oklahoma and he will die there in Enid, Garfield County October 29, 1899. The daughter Josephine will marry Sven Larsson and also go to Oklahoma.

 

MARY PUTNAM  Buchanan Township, Jefferson County

She is 14 KS and living with William and Nancy Lowden.

 

RUFUS A. (AUSTIN) PUTNAM  Monticello, Jones County

Indexed as Rutman. He is 40 NH (really MA) single and boarding with George and Anna Haines. He will be here with then again in 1880. He is Rufus Austin Putnam junior, son of Rufus Austin Putnam and Frances Highborn Porter of Fitchburg, Mass. He will be here through the 1900 census.

 

HOWARD PUTNAM  Scotch Grove, Jones County

He is a son of James Rufus Putnam, and in 1860 was in Dubuque County Iowa. Howard is listed as 25 IA, a farmer.  His wife Margaret Jane Kline is 25 VA.  The children are: Cynthia Ann 6 IA, John W. 4 IA, Adellia F. 2 IA, and Ada F. 4 months IA.  Also in the household is John Grimm 30 VA, a carpenter. I find a marriage record in the IGI where Margaret is named Kline, but this John Grimm might be a brother, so I am not that certain here folks. If you look back in either Illinois or Indiana, you'll get this line. It goes back from James to Howard, and back to their Massachusetts roots.

 

LOUISA PUTNAM  Scotch Grove, Jones County

She is 13 IA and living with Sam Peters and a bunch of others.

 

CHARLES (EDWARD) PUTMAN  Mount Vernon, Linn County

He is 30 NH a store clerk, Mary Ellen Fawcett 24 OH, Frank (Frank Howard) 3 IA and Carrie (Carolyn Elizabeth) 2/12 IA. He is Charles Edward Putnam, a son of Gideon and Sarah Putnam. He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire July 10, 1839 He served in the Civil War from here in Iowa, and rose to rank of Captain. His folks are still back in Benton County Iowa.

 

HENRY PUTNAM  Marion Township, Linn County

Henry Benjamin Putnam is listed as 37 VT, a farmer.  Alice Child Lillie his wife is 24 VT, and Nellie is 10 VT.  Also in the household are: Samuel Stokes, 21 PA, a farmer, and Steven Stokes, 26 PA, a farmer. He is a son of Hiram Babbitt Putnam and Sarah Ellis of Bethel, Windsor County Vermont. He was at home with them in 1850. He was there with his folks in 1860. Alice will die here December 19, 1877. He will be back in Windsor County Vermont by 1880 by himself, and be there in 1900 with his second wife Jennie Gifford who he will marry there on March 27, 1881.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Marion, Linn County

John is listed as 40 NY, a wholesale peddler.  His wife Carey is 22 MA.  The children are: Frank 3 WI, Harry 2 WI, and Edgar 4 months WI.  There is a servant, Hattie Dickson 13 MA who is probably Carrieís sister. He is John Alonzo Putman, a son of John Wilson Putman and Sarah Ann Jones from Batavia, Genesee County New York. His dad was a son of Arent Derrick Putman and Alida Wilson from Montgomery County New York. Dutch line. The family went out to Michigan in the 1830s. John, the kids and a new wife Margaret Henrietta from Germany will all be in Saginaw Michigan by 1880. He will be there till he dies August 7, 1917.

 

SARAH PUTNAM  Marion, Linn County

She is 33 IL.  The children are: Lillie 13 IL, Martin 8 WI, Katy 7 IA, and Laura 5 IA. I don't find her in either Illinois or Wisconsin in 1860, so have no ideas here.

 

PETER PUTMAN  Columbus City, Louisa County

He is 83 PA and the grandfather of James and Mariah Johnson. There was only two Peter born in Pennsylvania in the 1780s. Both were German as was every family in Pennsylvania up till the early 1800s. They descended from Andrew Butman of Germany and then Maryland. One Peter moved to Ohio and spent all his life there. The other 'headed West as a young man.' Gotta be him. He would be the son of John Putman and Sarah Schneider of Bedford County (where this Peter was born) and then Somerset County Pennsylvania. I don't remember running across him since about 1815. No idea where he has been, but I'll check.

 

DANIEL B. PUTNAM  Marshalltown, Marshall County

Daniel Baldwin is 78 VT, Sarah (Mrs. Sarah Curren) 72 NY. They live with Edwin and Phoebe Lockwood. Phoebe Ann is their daughter. In 1860 Dan and Sarah were here but living then with their son Nahum. See 1860 for the lineage.

 

NAHUM D. (DANIEL) PUTMAN  Jefferson Township, Marshall County

Daniel Baldwin Putnams' son is still here. In 1880 he is here again. In 1900 they are in Logan County Colorado. At any rate, he is currently 38 OH, Mary Spake is 37 OH, George 10 IA, Hiram Edgar 8 IA, Mary 4 IA and Grace about a few months old IA.

 

LIZZIE PUTTMAN  Bloomington, Muscatine County

In looking at the writing, she is seems to be a Lizzie Pullman from Germany and shouldn't even be listed here. She may well be a Putman, but it was hard to tell.

 

WILLARD PUTMAN  Des Moines, Polk County

He is 32 VT. He is a hotel clerk and also lives there.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Middle Fork, Ringgold County

William Riley Putman is 31 NY, Mary Ellen Humphries 22 IL, Helen 1 WI and James 2/12 IA. He is a foreman. William and Mary were married here on November 14, 1867. He is a son of Riley and Hannah Putnam from Charlotte, Chautaugua County New York. He was at home there in 1850. Riley Sr. was a son of Jesse Putnam and Lucy Coleman from Chester, Windsor County Vermont. They are in Smith County Kansas in 1875 and 1880.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Davenport Township, Scott County

Charles Edwin is an attorney, and was here without kids in 1860, but they are all back together now. He is 45 NY, Mary Duncan 38 PA, Joseph Duncan 14 IL (he will die here in 1881), Charles Morgan 13 IA, John Caldwell 11 IA (he will die here in 1879), Henry St. Clair 9 IA, William Clement 8 IA, George Rockwell 5 IA, Elizabeth Duncan 3 IA, Edward Kirby 2 IA and Hamilton (don't have the second name on this guy) 1/12 IA. There is a Therese Putnam 17 NY nearby who might be a daughter, but she is not listed in Eben's books. See 1860 for exactly who he is. Charles will die here July 19, 1887, Mary on February 20, 1903.

 

MANDAN PUTNAM  Davenport, Scott County

She is still here and still boarding with Edwin and Elizabeth (her sister) Ray (Fry in 1860). She is now 49 VT.

 

PHILIP PUTTMAN Bluegrass Township, Scott County

He is 34 NY, a merchant who is simply boarding. From the spelling of the names, looks like Phil might have a lisp or stutter a bit. He was born in Root, Montgomery County New York, and never married. He is a son of Abraham Putman and Hannah Osborne from Tribes Hill, Montgomery County New York. Dutch family.

 

THERESE PUTMAN  Davenport, Scott County

She is 17 NY and a servant to James and Ann Calverwell of England. I have guessed her folks are Charles and Mary Putnam here in town. There are nine other kids in that household, and Therese would be the eldest (if she was part of that family) and had to get out of that zoo and on her own.

 

POLLY PUTMAN  Otter Township, Warren County

She is 17 IN, a servant with Lewis Igo, a stock dealer.

 

RUFUS PUTNAM  Richland Township, Warren County

He is James Rufus Putnam, son of Howard and was in Dubuque County in 1850 and 1860. He is 47 IN, Alice (his second wife) is 26 IA. In 1850 and 1860 he was married to Cynthia Ann Bradley, and she has died. He then married Rosina Alice Eastman. Note the gap between James and Cynthia. He must have remarried about 1863 or 1864. Anyway the kids are: Polly 18 IA, Asa 16 IA, Sarah 14 IA, James 11 IA, Cynthia 5 IA, Charles 3 IA and Mary 1 IA. They will add four more in the next ten years.

 

JACOB PUTNAM  Washington Township, Washington County

This is Jacob Putman from Hampshire County Virginia. I don't have all the details yet, but the family is German and was here in 1856. They will be here for a long time to come. Some descendents still live here in the late 1990s.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Wright Township, Wayne County

William Marion is a son of Joseph and Polly from Rush County Indiana. He was also here in 1860. He is 44 IN, Mary Jane Hayes 40 IL, Florence M. 15 IN, Mary A. 12 IA, William F. 8 IA, Emma F. 6 IA and Charles M. 3 IA. Southern Putman Branch. He will be here until he dies December 19, 1873.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Corydon Township, Wayne County

He is 26 NY and a farm hand.

 

ELIJAH PUTMAN  Douglas, Webster County

The son of Hannah and Mr. Putman (big help there). That's what it says in the IGI. The logical choice here would be that he is a son of William R. Putman and Hannah Waters of Clinton County Michigan. In 1850 they had an Eliza the right age and a John who was the same age as the John living here. At any rate, Elijah is listed as 29 MI, a farm hand.  His wife, Nancy, is 28 MI. In 1880, Elijah is back in Shiawassee County Michigan with a second wife, Delia. Iowa was cruel to him it seems. Also in the household are: John Putman 27 MI, a farm hand, and I assume a brother, and Hiram Volkne 27 NY, and his wife, Mary, 23 NY. Mary is probably his sister.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Bloomfield Township, Winneshiek County

He is 54 NY, a farmer, Hannah 51 NY, Sereno, a son 26 NY, Edwin 22 NY and Nellie 9 NY. His son William lives next door. John is number 2853 in Eben Putnam's books. He is a son of Malachi Putnam and Sarah Blount. He was born January 2, 1815 in Lowville, Lewis County New York. He will die in Postville, Iowa May 28, 1874. Hannah was born in New York June 15, 1817 and will die in Postville, Clayton County Iowa April 29, 1911. Malachi was from Winchester, Massachusetts. This line goes John > Malachi > Andrew > Elisha > Elisha > Edward > Thomas > John.

 

WILLIAM P. PUTNAM  Bloomfield Township, Winneshiek County

He is 29 NY, Nancy Olney 28 NY, Arthur J. (John) 3 IA and Monroe W. 1 IA. His folks John and Hannah are next door and listed just above.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Military Township, Winneshiek County

He is 33 PRUSSIA and a janitor. Probably glad to not be working in the Camps. He would be a son of Bernard Puttmann from Prussia who was shown in 1860 here.

 

 

IOWA 1880 CENSUS

 

This is the Full Census, not just the Soundex listing. It includes all the families here.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Jasper Township, Adams County

He is 35 IN IN IN, Mary Nelson 30 OH, Joseph 13 IA, Sophronia 11 IA, James 9 IA, Willard 7 IA and Jesse 2 IA. He is a son of Benjamin and Melvina Putman from Indiana and then Linn County Missouri. He was in Appanoose County Iowa in 1870. He will die April 15, 1882. Mary will be widowed in Appanoose County in 1885, and in 1900 and be in Woods County Oklahoma. Southern Putman Branch.

 

MELVINA PUTMAN  Corning, Adams County

Melvina Baker is now 64 KY and lives with James and Ruth Cooper. She was with her husband Benjamin back in Linn County Missouri through 1860. He died in the 1860s and she came out here with her son William. In 1900, she will be with her daughter Mary in Woods County Oklahoma at age 84 and doing just fine.

 

JOHN S. PUTNAM  Ion, Allamakee County

He is a shoemaker 51 NY NY NY, Mary E. 46 NY NY NY, Hattie 12 IA. Canít find him in 1870 so not sure.

 

EDWARD PUTNAM  Postville, Allamakee County

He is Edwin Putnam 32 NY NY NY, his wife Martha 22 IA VA IN. They live with his twin sister Emma Reed 32 NY NY NY and her husband Joseph Reed 34 OH. He is a son of John and Hannah Putnam. They were in Winneshiek County in 1870.

 

J. (JAMES) R. PUTMAN  Pleasant Township, Appanoose County

He is 31 born IN. His wife Margaret Bell is 29 PA and Anna L. 4 IA. He is James Putman a son of Benjamin Putman and Melvina Baker from Linn County Missouri. Before they went to Missouri, they were in Monroe County Indiana where James was born. Folks moved around a lot in those days. They are here through 1900. They will be in Woods County Oklahoma in the 1910 census. In 1920, James and Margaret will be back here in Wayne County Iowa, and living by themselves. Southern Putman Family.

                         

JOHN A. (ABRAHAM) PUTNAM  Chariton Township, Appanoose County

The son of John Glidden Putnam. John A. is listed as 47 VT VT VT. He was born in Montpelier, Vermont on October 27, 1833.  His wife Annie Briggs is 41 NY NY NY.  The children at home are: Frances 9 IA, and John 7 IA.  Also in the household are 1 servant and two laborers. He was here in 1870 with his folks, and will be here straight through the 1910.

 

JOHN G. (GLIDDEN) Chariton, Appanoose County

He is now 69 VT CT VT and Thankful 72 VT VT NH. John will be here until 1883 when Thankful will die. Then he will return to Vermont and will die there October 19, 1888. His son John will still be here though.

 

GEORGE G. (GIDEON) PUTNAM  Fremont Township, Benton County

George Gideon is listed as 50 MA (actually NH).  His wife, Martha Ann Blackstone, is 46 ME.  The children at home are: Earnest J. 17 IA, and Warren A. 7 IA.  Also in the household is Martin Luther 27 IA, but his status is not recorded. He is a son of Gideon Putnam, and has been here for a while. Martha will die here April 26, 188. In 1883, George and his sons Ernest and Edward will head off to South Dakota. George will remarry a Mrs. Peck and will die in Artesian, Sanborn County South Dakota November 5, 1907. Ernest and Edward will remain there, the son Warren will be here in 1900 and then move to Maryland in 1909 for the rest of his life.

 

ALMA PUTNAM  Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County

She is 42 VT MA MA and lives with her sister Caroline Gay 58 VT MA MA and her husband Jeremiah Gay 58 VT and their family.

 

JOHN & FRANK PUTNAM  La Porte, Black Hawk County

John is 13 OH PA OH, Frank 11 OH PA OH. They live with their mother Cassie Cushman 38 OH OH OH and her husband Andrew Cushman 36 IL. These two guys were here in 1870 living with her and her then brand new second husband Andy. No clue at all to her Putnam husband though. Frank just pops up with his mother Cassie who had remarried A. J. Cashman in 1870. No idea on his dad except his name was Oscar Putnam and was from Cincinnati. Frankís death certificate in Houston on December 5, 1949 says he is widowed and was born in Cincinnati, Ohio August 20, 1867. His dad was Oscar Allen Putnam from Cincinnati and his mom Cassandra McElroy. He was an editor for a newspaper here in Houston. Problem is, canít find ole Oscar anywhere.

 

RUFUS B. (BROWNING) PUTNAM  Boone, Boone County

He is a laborer 32 OH OH OH. He is a son of David Putnam Jr. and Hannah Munson. He was at home in 1850 in Hamar, Washington County Ohio. He married to Clara Wheeler in 1874 in Marietta Ohio. She is in West Virginia now. He will go back to Marietta and die there in 1880. Clara is widowed there in 1900 and will die in 1906. They are buried together in Marietta.

 

B. A. (BENJAMIN AUGUSTUS) PUTNAM  Peoples Township, Boone County

Benjamin is listed as 47 NY.  His wife, S. E. (Samantha Ellis Purinton) is 42 NY.  The children at home are: M. A. (Milton Augustus) 22 IA; E. D. 20 IA (Ernest Judson), M. A. 17 IA (Mary Amelia), U. G. 16 IA (Ulysses Grant); Louis 13 IA; E. I. 12 IA (Eva Ione); R. M. 10 IA (Rena Mabel); F. A. 8 IA (Frank Ashbury); C. M. 6 IA (Carrie May); C. E. 5 IA (Cora Edith); and Charles A. 9 months IA. He is a son of Harvey Putnam and Rebecca Steward from Barnard, Vermont and then Cherry Creek, New York. He was born September 31, 1830 in Wyoming County New York and married Samantha in Ellington New York October 11, 1854. They came straight out to Dallas County Iowa and were there in 1860, and have been here in Boone County from the mid 1860s on. He will die here June 14, 1896. Samantha goes into the 1900s, and will die here January 7, 1913.

 

E. I. (EDWIN JOSIAH) PUTNAM  Peoples Township, Boone County

He is listed as 45 NY.  His second wife, Catherine, is 40 OH.  The children at home are: Min B. 8 MO, and Clara May 6 MO. He is a brother of Benjamin Augustus Putnam listed above, and a son of Harvey and Rebecca Steward Putnam from Barnard, Vermont and then Cherry Creek, New York. He was in Pike County Missouri in 1870 and will next be in Plymouth County Iowa in 1885 and then Louisiana with a third wife Susan.

 

PETER PUTMAN  Hazelton Township, Buchanan County

The son of Jacob D. Putman and Hannah Lewis, Peter is listed as 37 NY.  His wife Alice M. Teague is 29 ENG. The children are: Charles 13 IA, and Cora 9 IA.  Also in the household are two servants and two boarders. They were here in 1870, and I gave the line back then. Dutch folks from New York.

 

ROXANNNA PUTNAM  New Hartford, Butler County

She is 46 NY and lives with her son Franklin Thomas 29 NY. Strange listing, no one else is living here. Maybe she is a mother in law.

 

BARNEY PUTTMANN  Roselle, Carroll County

He is a farmer 52 PRUSSIA PRUS PRUS, his wife Sybilla Timp is 46 PRUSIA and they have barney 23 IA, William 19 IA, Lena 17 IA, Joseph 15 IA, Lizzie 13 IA, Anna 10 IA, Caroline 8 IA, Henry 6 IA and Johanna 3 IA. They were in Burlington, Racine County Wisconsin in 1850. He was born in Dorsten, Westphalia Prussia (Germany now) on January 9, 1828. He came with his parents to Wisconsin in April 1845. He married Sybilla there on April 27, 1852. They then came here in mid May 1856 and will be here in Iowa all their lives. I canít locate them in 1870, but they are here. In the mid 1870s, they moved to Carroll County and be here till they die. Sybilla on January 9, 1911 and Barny on June 4, 1920.

 

JAY S. (SAMUEL) PUTNAM  Union Township, Carroll County

The son of Hezekiah Putnam and Aurilla Aylsworth of Chenango County New York. Jay was home there in 1850. In 1860 the family was in Yorkville, Racine County Wisconsin. Jay is listed as 32 NY.  His wife, Rebecca Sutton, is 23 IA.  The children are three sons: Rush B. 4 IA, Hezekiah I. 3 IA, and Orrie (Orin Jay) 2 IA. Hezekiah was a son of Nathan Putnam, number 2206 and his first wife, Martha Williams of Colesville, Broome County New York and Fairfield, Connecticut before that. Jay will be in South Dakota in 1900 and then head to Oregon.

 

ADNEY PUTNAM  Victoria Township, Cass County

Adney is listed as 35 VT MA VT.  His wife Emma W. Robinson is 33 VT MA VT.  The children are: Minny E. 11 VT, Walter A. 7 IA, and Ina M. 2 IA. They will be in Adams County in 1885 and on. He is a son of Prentiss B. Putnam and Jemima Chase. He was born in Whittington, Vermont on May 12, 1844. He married Emma Robinson in Lee County and moved here in the early 1870s. This line goes back Adney > Prentiss > Levi > Phineas > Isaac > Edward > Thomas > John.

 

LOUIS (LEWIS W.) PUTNAM  Geneses Township, Cerro Gordo County

Lewis is listed as 28 NY CT NY.  His wife, Rena, is 29 IL.  The children are: Eda 5 IA, and Charlie 1 IA. He is a son of William Rodman and Martha Putnam and was with the family in Hardin County in 1870. Rena and the two kids are in Bancock County Idaho in 1900 and in 1920, Rena is in Crook County Oregon with a son, Ray who was born in Wyoming in 1884, so they were there after leaving Iowa.

 

MARTHA PUTNAM  Rockwell, Cerro Gordo County

She is now 56 NY RI NY, Thomas N. 24 NY, Frank L. 20 NY and Fred R. 13 IA. Her husband William Rodman Putnam died here in Rockwell in 1876. She will be around until 1897 when she too will die.

 

JOHN W. PUTNAM  Afton Township, Cherokee County

He is listed as 37 CND CND CND.  His wife, Sarah, is 36 CND CND IRE.  The children are Henry 10 IL, and Eddie 5 IA. He is a son of William Putnam and Rachel Scott. They were in Rock Island County Illinois in 1860 and he was here with his widowed father in 1870. His dad and sister are now in Oregon. Something will happen, as by 1900 Sarah will be listed as Sarah Morrison and have a son Ernest (born in 1884) with her in Carroll County Illinois.

 

F. E. PUTNAM  Cedar, Cherokee County

He is a laborer 14 IL CDN CDN.

 

JOSEPH PUTNAM  Cherokee Township, Cherokee County

Joseph is listed as 45 MA NY NY.  His wife, Cora, is 46 MA.  The children at home are: John 16 WI, Robert 14 WI, and Cora V. 9 WI.  Also in the household is a boarder, George Bennett, 51 MS.

 

ALFRED PUTNAM  Clayton, Clayton County

He is 23 IA and works on the Maker farm. He is the son of John Putnam who was here in 1870. His family has moved up to South Dakota. He will change his name from Alfred to Albert and marry a gal named Sarah. They will be in McDonald County Missouri in 1900 along with the rest of the family. His dad has died here in 1878, his mother Rachel has remarried, and will be married again by 1900.

 

LEVI S. PUTNAM  Clinton, Clinton County

He is 41 NY NY NY, Julia A. 54 PA PA PA, his wife. First time here. He is a son of Victor George and Sarah Ann Putman from Johnstown, Fulton County NY. That family was in Lee County Illinois in 1860 and 1870. He was at home though in 1850 in NY. He is a railroad engineer. They are here in 1885. Dutch folks.

 

FLORENCE A. PUTNAM  Clinton, Clinton County

She is 24 IL VT VT and lives with her sister Anna Goodwin and her husband Coming Goodwin. They are daughters of Samuel Porter Putnam and Lydia Bailey. In 1860 they were in West Chicago, Illinois with their mother. Anna or Hannah was already married to Coming.

 

CHARLES PUTMAN  West Side, Crawford County

He is 36 NY NY NY and works on the farm of Robert Evison from England. He looks to be a son of John Putnam (2853) from Denmark, Lewis County N.Y. He was at home there in 1860, and in Henry County Missouri in 1870. His folks were in Bloomfield, Winneshiek County Iowa in 1870. His widowed mother Hannah is there now, and will be here herself in 1900.

 

ELIJAH F. (FULTON) PUTMAN  Bloomfield, Davis County

He is now 47 IL SC KY, Nancy Ellis Brennan, his wife, 43 KY VA VA, Vernon 22 IA, Eva 20 IA and Henrietta 16 IA. He is a son of Elijah Putman and Elizabeth Duff from Fulton County Illinois and then here. He was born here June 17, 1833 and will die in Bloomfield on February 27, 1914. Nancy died there August 24, 1910. Been here most of his life now. Southern Putman family.

 

D. T. (DANIEL THOMAS) PUTMAN  Soap Creek Township, Davis County

Daniel is now 58 IL SC KY, Jenette Roundey is 53 NY VT NY and still around are Virgil 23, Horace 21, John 18, May 14 and a grandson Thomas 10, all IA. Thomas is the only son of Dan's son Stiles who is missing now, but will be here in 1900 and 1910. Daniel will be around until he dies here August 11, 1902. Jenette will die here July 4, 1904. Another of Elijahís kids. Southern Putman Branch.

 

J. N. (JASPER NEWTON) PUTMAN  Lick Creek Township, Davis County

Jasper Newton Putman is Elijah's son. He is 37 IL, Eliza Jane Grant his wife 32 OH, Della 12 IA, Harry 11 IA, Willard 9 IA, Olive 8 IA, Duff 6 IA, Maud 4 IA, Anne 2 IA and Daisy 1 IA. He is a son of Elijah Putman and Elizabeth Duff from Fulton County Illinois and then here. Jack as he was called was born on June 2, 1843 in Fulton County. He married Elizabeth Jane Grant here on November 5, 1867. Jasper or Jack died September 8, 1907 and is buried in Lick Creek, Iowa. Elizabeth is widowed here in 1910 and 1920 and is in Los Angeles in 1930 with her daughter Olive at age 82 OH. His dad Elijah was my Reding Putmanís brother and both were sons of Daniel Putman from South Carolina. Southern Putman Family.

 

ELIZABETH PUTMAN  Wyacondah, Davis County

She is 81 SC SC VA and lives with her daughter Phebe Breeding 42 IL NC SC and her husband Alexander and their family. She is Elizabeth Duff widow of Elijah Putman. He died here in 1863. Elizabeth will hang in there until January 24, 1887 at almost 90.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Eden Township, Decatur County

Mary Meek is the widow of John Putman from here (1870) and is 60 OH NJ OH. She lives with her parents George and Elizabeth Meek.

 

HENRY H. (HAROLD) PUTNAM  Delaware Township, Delaware County

He is listed as 47 NY CT CT.  His wife, Elvira Ann Stanclift, is 42 NY CT VT. The children at home are: Herbert H. 8 IA, Edward A. 5 IA, and Louis J. 2 IA. He is a son of David Pease Putnam and Nancy Alcott and was born January 6, 1832 in Lee, Oneida County New York. He will die here in Delaware Iowa May 31, 1910. His dad was from Connecticut.

 

EMILY PUTMAN  Burlington, Des Moines County

She is 15 IA OH IA and boarding. She is a daughter of the James and Louisa who were here in 1870. She is also listed at home with her father.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

JAMES PUTNAM  Burlington, Des Moines County                                                

He is 49 OH OH OH and widowed. He has his daughter Emily 15 IA with him. James is a son of Ernestus Putman and Nancy Becker. He was born in Darke County Ohio December 23, 1830. He married Louisa October 17, 1854 out here. They were here in 1860 and 1870. Louisa died in the 1870s. He will die himself here January 31,1900. Dutch family out of New York State.

 

DAVID A. (ARCHIBALD) PUTNAM  Dubuque, Dubuque County

David A. is listed as 28 IL (WI in 1900).  His wife, Mary, is 30 SCT.  Their son, David A., is 1 IA. Heíll be here through 1900. He is a son of George Putnam and Catherine Scleithe from Ohio, and was born in Tazewell County Illinois and then was with his folks in Grant County Wisconsin in 1860, whole family missing in 1870 and now he is here just married in 1880. They are here in 1900 through 1920.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Rockford Township, Floyd County

Daniel is listed as 60 VT MA NH, a laborer.  His wife, Mary Jane Wilkins, is 47 NJ NJ PA, a laundress.  The children at home are: Cora 14 WI, and Leota 7 IA. They were here in 1870. In 1860, they were in Bradford, Rock County Wisconsin. He is a son of Daniel Putnam (1834) and Rebecca Jane Carlton Newbury, Orange County Vermont where this Dan was born. This line is Daniel > Daniel > Daniel > Amos > John > Nathaniel > John.

 

ANNABELL PUTMAN  Rockford, Floyd County

She is 18 WI VT NJ and a servant on George Wyattís farm. She is a daughter obviously of Daniel and Mary Jane here in town.

 

CHARLES PUTMAN  Reeve Township, Franklin County

Charles is listed as 33 NY NY VT, a farmer.  His wife Anna Briggs is 33 ENG ENG ENG.  The children are: a son Alva 11 IA, a son Ervy (Charles Ervin) 6 IA, and a daughter Harriett P. 4 IA (Harry Percival a son). His folks, David and Melinda, are living next door.

 

DAVID PUTMAN  Reeve Township, Franklin County

He is a farmer 67 NY GER HOLL, Melinda 63 VT MA MA, Jane 37 NY, and a granddaughter Alvira 13 IA NY ENG who is Charles daughter. The family was in Jefferson County New York in 1850 and 1860 and in Jackson County Iowa in 1870.

 

ELIJAH PUTMAN  Hamburg Township, Fremont County

He is a son of Abraham Putman and Elizabeth Duff from Davis County. He is 39 IL, Harriett 34 OH, Katy 16 IA, Harry 14 IA, Minnie 10 IA and Hester 1 IA. His brother Howard is nearby. Harriet will die August 29, 1881, and Elijah will marry Laura Ellen Thompson February 12, 1885. They are in Washington County Kansas in the 1885 Census. I donít find Elijah after that. Laura is in Oklahoma in 1900 and Kansas by 1910. Southern Putman Branch.

 

HOWARD PUTMAN  Hamburg Township, Fremont County

He is a son of Abraham Putman and Elizabeth Duff from Davis County and is 29 IA, Emma Headley 24, Pearl a son 7, Merty 5, Minnie 3 and Otto 2 months old. Southern Putman Branch.

 

A. (ABRAHAM) H. PUTMAN  Hamburg Township, Fremont County

He is now 62 IN SC KY, Elizabeth Duff 60 MD MD MD, Julia 36 IL, Augustus 22 IA, Clara 17 IA, and a Niece Adaline Ellis 25 IA lives with them. She is a daughter of his sister Louise who married Joseph Ellis here in 1851. He is a son of Elijah Putman and Elizabeth Duff. Abraham was born on March 8, 1818. He married Elizabeth R. Moran (born in Maryland February 24, 1820) in Canton, Illinois on March 7, 1839. They were in Davis County Iowa in 1860, and in Schuyler County Missouri in 1870, and then off to Fremont County Iowa. Elizabeth will die here August 31, 1896. He will be here with his son Howard in 1900 at age 82, and will die before 1910. Southern Putman Family.

 

PIERCE PUTMAN  Locust Grove Township, Fremont County

Another son of Abraham Putman and Elizabeth Moran. Dad is in the county. Pierce is 27 IA, Josephine Peterson his wife is 28 OH and they have Clarence 8 months old. They were married here January 26, 1875. Southern Putman Branch.

 

G. M. (GREENE MARION) PUTMAN  Locust Grove, Fremont County

He is 45 IL SC SC, Mary Kelsey his wife is 44 IN, Jane C. 23 IA, Tilford 21 IA, Clara 19 IA, Sarah 17 IA, Omer 14 IA, Emma 12 IA, Cora 8 IA, Nellie 4 IA and Maggie 1 IA. One of Elijahís sons, born back in Fulton County Illinois. He will die here in 1896, Mary in 1899.

 

CHARLES PUTMAN  Walnut Township, Fremont County

He is 22 OH – OH, and works on a farm.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Grant Township, Grundy County

George is listed as 27 WI NY NY.  His wife, Ida Mae Huyek, is 28 IL.  Their daughter, Mary E., is 10 months IA.  Also in the household are two stepsons from Ida's first marriage: Fred D. Hewitt, 10 IL, and Frank Hewitt, 10 IL (& IL based on the 1885 census). He is a son of Jacob Putman and Mary Jane Marr from Waushara County Wisconsin. He was home there in 1860 and 1870. He will be in Black Hawk County by 1900 and be there through the 1920 with Ida. Dutch family from New York.

 

GEORGE W. (WILLIAM) PUTNAM  Colfax Township, Grundy County

George is listed as 25 IA.  His wife, Helen Nellie King, is 25 NH.  Their son, Archie, is 8 months IA and will die in September. George is a son of George Putnam and Martha Blackstone from New Hampshire. In 1860, he was at home with them in Kingston, Linn County Iowa. George Senior was a son of Gideon Putnam from New Hampshire. He will stay here in Iowa and die in Madison County October 14, 1918.

 

JAMES M. PUTNAM  Colfax, Grundy County

He is a druggist 29 IL OH OH. He is a son of James Putman and Letha Darnell from Mount Sterling, Brown County Illinois. They were at home in 1850, and then both of the folks died in the mid 1850s. He and his brother William Arthur were both taken in by Lethaís brother William Darnell, and were in Hancock County Illinois in 1860. He will marry Maud White here in 1881, and they will be in Tama County in 1885 and in Poweshiek County by 1900.

 

NORMAN PUTNAM  Melrose Township, Grundy County

Norman Melvin is listed as 43 NY.  His wife, Julia Marie Stratton, is 43 NY.  The children at home are: Lewis W. (Wilton) 19 MI, Mary Alice 13 NY, Jessie 4 IA, and Josie 4 IA twin daughters. He was here in Grundy County in 1870, as were two of his brothers. He is a son of Josiah and Lydia Putnam and was born June 1, 1837 in Batavia, Genesee County New York. They descend from Peter Putnam from Massachusetts. They will go to Brown County South Dakota. Norman will die there June 15, 1895, and Julia shown as a widow there in 1900. Julia will be widowed here in Winneshiek County Iowa 1900 with her son Frank, and in 1910 and 1920 she will be in Washington near her son Lewis. Lewis will marry Clara Emily Olson and they are in Marshall County South Dakota in 1900 and in Spokane, Washington after that till they die there. He in 1930 and she in 1969.

 

ALBERT C. (CALVIN) PUTNAM  Panora Township, Guthrie County

He is listed as 37 NY NY NY.  His wife Electa Brown is 35 IN.  The children are: Della A. 7 IA, and Charles A. 4 IA. They had 3 other kids that died in the 1870s. He is a son of Calvin Putnam (#2848) and Mary Chase from Lowville, Lewis County New York and Vermont before that. His dad was a son of Malachi Putnam (#1285) and Sarah Blount. He was born in Lewis, Lewis County New York on December 16, 1842. He will die in Edgemont, Fall River County South Dakota October 29, 1915. His wife Electa Ann Brown was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana May 15, 1845 and will die in Hot Springs, Fall River County South Dakota August 26, 1938. They were in Carroll County Iowa in 1870, here about 1873, and are in Cherokee County by 1885. In 1900 they are in Custer County South Dakota and then Fall River County South Dakota after that till they die.

 

D. R. PUTNAM  Concord, Hancock County

He is 24 IA and a grain dealer.

 

A. (ALLEN) W. PUTNAM  Eldora Township, Hardin County

Allen is listed as 40 NY NY NY.  His wife, Phoebe Southard, is 24 IA NC NC.  Their son, Howard, is 9 months IA.  Also in the household are their niece Vennie Orcutt 9 IA, and one lodger. He was with a bunch of his brothers back in 1870 in Grundy County Iowa. He is a son of Josiah and Lydia Shaw Putnam and was born in Bethany, Genesee County New York. They are here in 1885 through 1910 and Phoebe is widowed here by 1920.

 

DENNEY C. PUTNAM  Eldora Township, Hardin County

Indexed as Dewey, this is Dennison (see 1870) listed as 32 NY.  His wife, Josephine Boyles, is 32 OH.  The children are: Dewey (think it is Louie, William Lewis) 8 IA, Mattie 5 IA, Edward 3 IA, and Addie 2 IA. He was here in 1870, his folks William Rodman Putman and Martha Putnam were here also then.

 

ERA PUTNAM  LaGrange Township, Harrison County

He is Eri Carlton Junior. He is 32 MI (born in Grand Rapids). His wife, Ella, is 26 CT.  Their two sons are: Charles 4 MI, and Fernie 2 MI.

 

PHILIP D. (DODDERIDGE) PUTNAM  Mt. Pleasant, Henry County

He is a school teacher now 65 CT NH CT, Isabella Crothers is 56 OH, Emma 24 OH. Her sister Ann E. Crothers 59 OH is with them. See the 1870 for a bunch more info.

 

HORACE PUTNAM  Mt. Pleasant, Henry County

He is an expressman 26 OH, Cora Corkhill his wife is 20 IA. Also here is her sister Addie Corkhill 32 OH. His folks, Philip and Isabell are listed above.

 

MARTHA PUTNAM  Vernon Springs, Howard County

She is 52 NORWAY, George 25 IA ENG NOR, Charles 22 IA. She was here in 1850 widowed so no clue as to dad, except he was from England or Canada. Older kids were born in Wisconsin though.

 

OSCAR PUTNAM  Bellevue Township, Jackson County

The son of Jacob Putman and Eliza Wicks. He is listed as 24 IL.  His wife, Arminda Jane Savage, is 19 IL.  The children are: Hattie 2 IA, and Jacob 1 IA. He was here in 1870 with his folks. His folks are around, but his dad will be shot this November. His mom will be here in 1900 though. Oscar will be here till he dies in 1907. This is a Dutch family from Montgomery County New York.

 

GEORGE PUTMAN  Bellevue, Jackson County

He is 26 NY NY NY and works on a farm. He is another son of Jacob Putman and Eliza Wicks, and here at home in 1870. Heíll soon marry Mary Schmidt, and be here till he dies in 1942.

 

JACOB PUTMAN  Bellevue, Jackson County

He is 63 NY NY NY, Eliza Wicks 49 NY NY NY, George 26 IL, Jacob 18 IL, Hannah 13 IA and Martha 20 IL. They have been here since the late 1860s. Eliza is widowed here in 1895 and 1900. Jacob is a son of Philip Putman and Christina Lucretia Nobles from St. Johnsville, Montgomery County New York. They are part of the New York Dutch Putman family.

 

JULIA PUTNAM  Monmouth, Jackson County

She is 43 NY MA VT, and lives with John and Laura Cram. Laura 53 VT MA VT is her sister. Julia was here in 1870 married to John Putman from NY. John will show up in 1885 with a new wife in Tama County Iowa.

 

DORA M. PUTMAN  Saluba Township, Jackson County

She is 21 IA IA IA and a housekeeper. Donít find her in 1870.

 

EVE PUTMAN  Buena Vista, Jasper County

She is 83 KY KY KY and listed as a pauper in the local Poor House. She was here in 1870 with a son John who was 21 IL at the time, Still no idea who she is.

 

ROBERT PUTMAN  Fairview Township, Jasper County

Reding's son is 57 KY, Elizabeth A. Prunty is 44 IL. Kids are Israel 22 IA, Mary Jane 19 IL, Prudence 16 IL, Eliza H. 14 IL, George Washington 7 IA, Ellen E. 6 IA, Phoebe J. 4 IA and Delilah 1 IA. Elizabeth is widowed in Des Moines in1895 and 1900, and in Spokane, Washington in 1910 where she will die in 1913. The son George will be in Washington by 1900. Southern Putman Branch.

 

HOWARD PUTNAM  Monticello, Jones County

He is 35 IA IN IN, Jane (Margaret Jane Kline) 35 VA VA VA, Cynthia 16 IA, John W. 14 IA and Ada 10 IA. He is a son of James Rufus Putnam and was born December 14, 1844. He was at home in Dubuque County in 1860 and married here in 1870. He married Margaret Jane Kline February 18, 1863. She will die here September 21, 1886, and Howard will marry Sarah Ann Livingston on January 12, 1888. They are here in 1895 through 1920.

 

RUFUS A. (AUSTIN) PUTNAM  Monticello, Jones County

He is a druggist 51 MA. He is single as he will always be and is boarding with George and Hannah Haines. He is Rufus Austin Putnam junior, son of Rufus Austin Putnam and Frances Highborn Porter of Fitchburg, Mass. He came here in the 1850s and will be here through the 1900 census. He is indexed as Patman here.

 

CHARLES B. PUTNAM  Marion Township, Linn County

Charles Bernard Putnam is listed as 38 MI NH NY.  His wife Esther Carroll is 36 NY.  The children are: Clarence 11 MI, Nellie 9 MI, Charles C. 4 IA, and Freddie O. 3 IA.  Also in the household is their stepson Loren A. Collins 11 MI. He was previously to Nettie Phillips who had been married to Albert Collins. This family was in Eaton County Michigan in 1870. Two of their children, Ernest and Coleman are missing here. Coleman will show up again in 1900 in Delaware County and Earnest is listed shortly, and will be with Clarence in 1900 in Johnson County. Charles will still be here in 1900, but will be married to a widow, Laura Smith. They were divorced and Esther is still in town, but in her own house. Charles is a son of Orlin L. Putnam and Caroline Brown. He was born in Clarendon, Calhoun County Michigan. He was at home there in 1860 in Eckford, Calhoun County. His folks are from New Hampshire and then New York.

 

CHARLES E. (EDWARD) PUTNAM  Marion Township, Linn County

Charles E. is listed as Chas. E. 40 NH NH NH.  His wife, Mary Ellen Fawcett, is 33 OH VA MD. The children are: Frank H. 13 IA, and Carrie E. 10 IA. He is a son of Gideon Putnam and Sarah Rice. He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire July 10, 1839. He served in the Civil War from here in Iowa, and rose to rank of Captain. This family was in Mount Vernon, Linn County in 1870 and in Marion, Linn County in 1880. He will be here until he dies in 1913. Mary Ellen will die the following year. He was in Marion Township in 1860 through 1885 and then in Rapids Township.

 

ERNEST PUTMAN  Marion, Linn County

He is 12 IA PA MI and a servant with Lucy Cook and her family. He is a son of Charles and Esther Putnam here in Marion. He will be married in Iowa City by 1900 and remain there all his life.

 

SARAH J. PUTNAM  Marion, Linn County

Still widowed as she was in 1870. She is now 43 IL IRE KY, Martin A. 18 WI OH IL, Kate E. 16 IA, Laura E. 14 IA. Her oldest daughter got married and is back home, Lillie G. Weaver 23 IL IN IL. She shows a different birthplace for her dad, so maybe Sarah was married twice? Canít find her in 1860, so no ideas yet.

 

WILLIAM S. (SKINNER) PUTNAM  Cedar Rapids, Linn County

He is a school teacher 32 NH MA MA and is boarding. He is William Skinner Putnam, a son of Gideon Putnam and Sarah Rice. He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. He will be married here in 1885 and then single again by 1895. He is here in 1900 and in Marshall County in 1900 in an Old Soldiers Home.

 

COLA PUTNAM  Rapids, Linn County

He is 15 IL ENG ENG living with Adelbert Ling 26 NY ENG ENG. Not sure what to make of this listing.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Rapids Township, Linn County

George Cornelius Putnam is listed as 49 NY.  His wife, Adelia Medbury, is 43 PA.  The children at home are: Mary 17 IA, John 15 IA, Emma 13 IA, George 10 IA, Jay 7 IA, James 3 IA, and Niles 1 IA. They were here in the 1860 census, and will be Plymouth County by 1890 and be there until he dies in 1914, she in 1915.

 

HAZEAL  PUTMAN  Rapids Township, Linn County

He is indexed as Israel, but is the son of William and Alla Putman. He remained in Fulton County Illinois when his folks moved to Arkansas. They were in McDonnough County Illinois in the 1860s and then in Tazewell County by 1870. He is listed 54 IL VA VA, Lydia Miller his wife 45 OH VA VA, Charles 21 IL and Ida 15 IL. He will die here in 1891, Lydia in 1912. Charles will be married here in 1885 onward. Southern Putman line here.

 

L. (LOUISA) PUTNAM  Rapids Township, Linn County

She listed as 30 OH.  The children are: Flora A. Putnam, 12 WI MI OH, Freddie Putnam, 7 IA, and a daughter, Bernice Philips 3 IA. She is the widow now of Fred Putnam from New York. In 1870, they were in Milton, Rock County Wisconsin. In 1885 she is listed here as Lavinia Everette a widow and she has Flora and Bernice with her. 

 

L. (LUCIEN) B. PUTMAN  Fairfield Township, Linn County

He was listed as 54 MA MA MA (actually NY VT MA) a laborer.  His wife Cynthia Crosby is 46 VT MA VT.  Their daughter Estella 7 IA. Lucien is a son of Edward Putnam and Rachel Horton, and was born in Warsaw, Wyoming County New York. They were here in 1870 as well and will be in 1885. Cynthia will die here in 1889. He then married a widow, Mrs. Phoebe Thomas who died in 1896. He is living with her son George Thomas in 1900 in Buchanan County. He is 76 then and didnít make it to 1910.

 

HENRY PUTNAM  Wheeler Township, Lyon County

Henry is listed as 47 CND.  His second wife, Elizabeth Beaudette, is 33 NY. They were married in Quebec in 1865. He was first married to Rose King and was here in Clayton County in 1860 with her. The children at home are: Mary 12 IA, Joseph 9 IA, Margaret 8 IA, Addie 6 IA, Alfred 4 IA, and Ann 1 IA. Based on the children's ages and birthplaces, Henry was here in 1870, but was not listed in the Index. Henry will die here in 1893, Elizabeth will be widowed in Sioux County in 1900. The son Joseph will be in South Dakota by around 1910. Henry was born April 18, 1830 in St. Johns, Quebec just across the border from Vermont. He was born with the name Patenaude, and was listed as Henry Putnode in Westford, Chittenden County Vermont in 1850. Rose was living two houses away at that time. Probably because there were several Putnams in Westford, he changed or had anglicized his name to Putnam sometime in the 1850s while in Vermont.

 

RETHVAN PUTNAM  South Township, Madison County

The name spelling gets more confusing every time. He was Richran in 1870 in Dallas County. Still can't find him in Ohio. He is now 43 OH MA VT.  His wife, Tamar L. (Nealley I think), is 31 OH.  The children at home are: Pauline L. 8 IA, Effie E. 5 IA, and Eva A. 6 months IA. In 1885 the daughter Effie E. is in Dallas County with Daniel and Elizabeth Nealley from Ohio who I think are Tamarís folks.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Knoxville Township, Marion County

He is listed as 32 IA.  His wife, E. A., (Emma A. Woodruff), is 24 OH.  The children are: Nellie M. 8 IA, and Roy 2 IA. He is a son of James Rufus Putnam from Indiana and here. Dad is here too. In  1895 they are in Topeka Kansas and in 1900 John will be in Jefferson County Texas. Eventually he will move to Los Angeles where he will die June 2, 1931. He is currently a barber.

 

(JAMES) RUFUS PUTNAM  Knoxville Township, Marion County

The son of Howard from Knox County Indiana. He is 58 IN.  His second wife Rosina Eastman is 36 IA.  The children at home are: Anna 15 IA, Charles E. 13 IA, Mary Ida 11 IA, Bertha A. 8 IA, Frank E. 6 IA, Adrian E. 3 IA, and Ira E. 1 IA. He will die in Oakland Franklin County June 3, 1898. Rosina will die October 29, 1915 while visiting her son Adrian in Colorado.

 

W. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) PUTNAM  Knoxville Township, Marion County

He is a son of James Rufus Putnam, and was in Dubuque County in 1860 and in Des Moines in 1870. He is listed as 33 IA.  His wife, Mary Ann Rizor, is 31 OH.  They were married here September 10, 1866. The children are: Vilena B. 13 IA, Tessa E. 8 IA, William D. 5 IA, and Loran R. 2 IA.

 

NAHUM D. PUTNAM  Jefferson Township, Marshall County

Nahum Daniel is listed as 48 OH. His wife, Mary Spake, is 47 OH.  The children at home are: George 20 IA, Edgar (Hiram E. in 1860) 18 IA, May 14 IA, and Grace 10 IA.  Also in the household is a hired man. He's been here a while, a son of Daniel Baldwin Putnam. He was born in Sandusky, Huron County OH, moved to Cass County MI where his dad used to live, and then the family came here in 1854. They will go up into Logan County Colorado and be there in 1900. They will then return here to Marshalltown, and both will die here in 1902.

 

CHARLES F. (FRANCIS) PUTNAM  Jordan Township, Monona County

Charles Francis is listed as Frank 21 MI NY IA.  His wife Nancy Margaret Ballantyne is 16 IA.  There are no children listed. Also in the household is his brother Fred 11 MI NY IA. He is a son of Eri Carlton Putnam and Eliza Goodrich who are also here in town.

 

ELIZA PUTNAM  Soldier Township, Monona County

She is the second wife of Eri Carlton Putnam. Eliza Goodrich is listed as 41 NY NY NY. She is living with her sister Mary Brown 31 NY NY NY and her husband Junius Brown. Also in the household are her son Eugene (James Eugene) Putnam 6 NE NY NY, and Bennett Goodrich 27 NY, and his son Junius Goodrich, 1 IA. Not sure where Eri is, but heíll be here till he dies in 1896. Here are interim census reports to help out: In 1875 he is in Leavenworth Kansas. In the 1885 Nebraska census in Jefferson Precinct, Madison County Nebraska. Eri C. is listed as 70 NY, a retired farmer.  His wife, Eliza, is 46 NY NY MA, a general manager.  The children at home are: Fred 16 MI NY NY, and Eugene 12 NE NY NY. 1895 census: Soldier, Monona County Iowa. E. C. Putnam, (Eri Carlton), is listed as 83 NY, a carpenter.  His wife, Eliza, is 56 NY.  Their son, Eugene, is 21 NE, a farmer. Eri C. died August 26, 1896 here in Soldier.  In 1880, there is a guy listed with no age back in Madison County Nebraska and boarding. This should be where Eri is right now. He is a son of John Putnam (1741) and Elizabeth Carlton of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. His folks moved to New York in the early 1800s, and were in Washington County and in Oneida County shortly afterwards. He was in Ottawa County Michigan in 1850 with his second wife Martha Close. She died and he married Eliza Goodrich in Grand Rapids, Kent County on December 3, 1857. They were there in 1860. They headed off to Iowa in about 1866

 

LIZZIE PUTNAM  Soldier, Monoma County

She is 18 MI and lodging. She is Eri and Elizaís daughter.

 

FRANK PUTMAN  Jordan, Monoma County

Charles Franklin Putnam is 21 MI ?? IA, Nancy his wife is 16 IA SCOT PA. Also here is his brother Fred 11 MI. They live near two Ballantine families. Based on Nancyís stats, she is the daughter of James Ballantine 53 SCOT and his wife Emma 40 PA. They are sons of Eri Carlton Putnam and Eliza Goodrich. Frank and Nancy are here in 1900.

 

JARVIS PUTMAN  Jordan Township, Monona County

Jarvis is listed as 52 NY MA NY.  His wife, Elsie, is 44 NY.  The children at home are: Leona 12 IA, Effie 9 IA, Harriett 7 IA, and Elvira 5 IL. He was not listed in 1870.

 

ADDA PUTMAN  Floyd or Sheldon, O'Brien County

Adda is listed as 6 IA, a boarder with Elick Bulet.

 

GEORGE F. PUTNAM  Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County

He is 25 WI NY NY and boarding. He looks to be the son of Jacob Putman and Mary Marr of Waushara County Wisconsin as shown in 1860 and 1870. His brother Frank Adelbert is here in Iowa as well.

 

CLARENCE PUTNAM  Sioux Township, Plymouth County

Clarence is listed as 21 PA NY PA.  His wife, Anna, is 18 IL.  Their son, John S., is 7 months IA. He is a son of Sydney and Elizabeth Putnam and was in Girard, Clayton County with the family in 1870.

 

BERNICE PUTNAM  Altoona, Polk County

She is 2 IA OH OH and lives with a Champion family from NY.

 

(DAVID) AUGUSTUS PUTNAM  Center Township, Pottawattamie County

He is listed as 46 NH, a boarder. Also in the household is his son, Arthur L. Putnam, 6 IA. His wife Emeline Stevens has died recently, and his daughter Katie is now with his brother Lucius.  They are both with Robert Romsfer. They will be here in 1900. He is David Augustus Putnam, a son of George Putnam and Elizabeth Perkins, and was born in Charlestown, Sullivan County New Hampshire. His brothers, George McIntire Putman and Lucius Putnam, are coming up shortly. See George M. for this lineage. See Lucius as that it where mom is. Dad has died recently.

 

LUCIUS PUTNAM  Center Township, Pottawattamie County

Lucius is listed as 40 NH NH NH.  His mother, Elizabeth, is 69 NH.  His sister, Bell, is 32 NH.  His niece (daughter of his brother David Augustus), Katie, is 3 IA.  Also in the household are 2 servants. He is another son of George Putnam and Elizabeth Perkins who is here. He was born in Charlestown, New Hampshire. See his brother George McIntire Putnam listed earlier for the line.

 

GEORGE E. PUTMAN  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County

He is 42 NY NY NY, an engineer for the railroad.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Grove Township, Pottawattamie County

George McIntire Putnam is listed as Geo. 42 VT VT VT.  His wife, Emma, (Emily A. Jackson), is 39 IL.  The children at home are: Fred 11 IL, Edith 9 IL, Willie 7 IL, Myrtle 5 IA, and Blanche 1 IA.  Also in the household is a hired man. George and Emma were married in Ogle County Illinois in 1868. George is a son of George Putnam and Elizabeth Perkins. He was born February 16, 1799 in Charlestown, Sullivan County New Hampshire. The family then moved to Orange County Vermont by the 1850 census. In 1860 they were in Dixon, Lee County Illinois and in Ogle County Illinois for the 1870. George senior must have died, as his mother Elizabeth is living with her son, George M.'s brother, Lucius Putnam, here in Pottawattamie County. This line is George > George > Abel > Thomas > Seth > Thomas > Thomas > John.

 

JAMES PUTNAM  Waveland, Pottawattamie County

He is 25 MI NH OH. He has his mother Ella 55 OH OH OH and his brother John 12 IN. Ellen Moore is the widow of Benjamin Putnam. Benjamin was a son of Benjamin Putnam (1948) and Sarah Tenney. He was born June 20, 1819 in Lyndeborough, New Hampshire. They were in Champaign County Illinois in 1860, and in Salem Township, Steuben County Indiana in 1870.

 

HARVEY PUTNAM  Deep River Township, Poweshiek County

Harvey Cornelius is listed as 53 VT.  His wife, Sarah Ann Steward, is 47 NY.  The children at home are: Merton 23 IA, Katie 15 IA, Charles 12 IA, and William 7 IA.  Also in the household are two servants. He is a son of Harvey Putnam and Rebecca Steward and was born back in Bethel, Windsor County Vermont. His dad will be here with them in 1885. Harvey will be here in Iowa until his death June 17, 1909. Sarah will die here February 5, 1911.

 

HARTLEY PUTNAM  Jackson, Poweshiek County

He is 21 IA VT VT and his wife Martha Elizabeth Kannals is 21 IA OH OH. He is a son of Harvey Cornelius Putnam and was born here. The family was shown here in 1860 and Ďoverlookedí though here in 1870.

 

FREDERICK PUETTMANN  Blue Grass, Scott County

He is a farmer 38 PRUSSIA, his wife Christine 36 PRUSSIA. They have Carl (Charles) 7 IA, Louis 5 IA and Rudolph 2 IA. They are in Rutland Woodbury County by 1900 and later.

 

PHILLIP W. PUTNAM  Blue Grass, Scott County

He is a commission agent, 48 NY NY NJ. He has been here since the 1860s. He never married. He was born in Root, Montgomery County New York, and never married. He is a son of Abraham Putman and Hannah Osborne from Tribes Hill, Montgomery County New York. Dutch family.

 

CHARLES E. (EDWIN) PUTNAM  Davenport Township, Scott County

The son of Benjamin Risley Putnam and Eunice Morgan from Saratoga Springs New York. He was born there February 19, 1825. He is listed as Ch's E. 55 NY.  His wife Mary Louisa Duncan is 48 PA.  The children at home are: Joseph Duncan 24 IL, Henry St. Clair 19 IA, William Clement 18 IA, George Rockwell 15 IA, Elizabeth Duncan 13 IA, Edward Kirby 11 IA, and Benjamin 8 IA.  Also in the household are three servants. Charles will die here July 19, 1887, Mary on February 20, 1903. The son Joseph Duncan was born October 18, 1855 and will die in 1881. Charles Morgan was born January 6, 1857 and will die in 1919. John Caldwell was born March 19, 1859 and will die May 27, 1879. Henry St. Clair was born July 8, 1861. William Clement was born June 26, 1862 and will die January 13, 1906. George Rockwell was born May 24, 1865 and died in July 1953. He married Martha Moller. Elizabeth Duncan was born January 9, 1867 and will die May 5, 1928. Edward Kirby was born November 17, 1868 and will die May 22, 1939. He married Hilma Sandberg. Benjamin Risley was born in 1871 and married Willela Thorington. There was another son James Berthould born March 18, 1874 and died February 11, 1875.

 

CHARLES M. (MORGAN) PUTNAM  Davenport, Scott County

He is 23 IA NY PA and an editor. His wife Nettie is 32 IL NY NY. He is a son of the above Charles Edwin Putnam. He was born here January 6, 1857. I donít know who Nettie is, but Charles will move to Chicago and marry Harriet Isabelle Lyons and be there with two daughters in 1900. He will die in 1919.

 

FREDERICK PUTNAM  Davenport, Scott County

He is 33 NY NY NY, Annie 23 OH OH OH. He looks to be the son of Archibald Putman as shown in 1850 in Tioga County New York.

 

FRANK PUTMAN  Sheridan, Scott County

He is 21 IA. He work on a farm. He looks to be the son of Franklin Reed Putnam from Maine. Franklin was here in 1860 with a young Frank (the only Frank born in Iowa in the 1850s) and then he wasnít listed in 1870 and died here in 1876. Gotta be this kid. Heís moved on by 1900.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Winfield, Scott County

He is 21 IA PA PA and a Ďservantí with a Cooper family also from PA. He is a son of Hiram Putnam and Elizabeth Phillips, and was born in Warren County Pennsylvania. He was with his folks in 1870 in Bureau County Illinois. His folks are now back in Warren County Pennsylvania. Seems William preferred the mid west.

 

ANDREW PUTNAM  Winfield, Scott County

He is listed as 25 Germany and a farm laborer. He is here in 1885 with a Francis Putman 2 years younger. Then they say they were born here in Scott County but I donít find them any earlier. He will marry Elizabeth Moore here March 1, 1881 and she will die less than a year later on January 28, 1882, probably in childbirth. He will be married in Rock County Minnesota by 1900, though kids were born here in Iowa in the 1880s. His wife Annie will be widowed with the kids in Richland County North Dakota in 1910 and 1920.

 

FERDINAND PUTMAN  Grove Township, Shelby County

He is 4 IA and a grandson of Sarah Roundey. He and the Thomas back in Davis County are children of Daniel and Jenette Roundey's sons. Thomas is definitely Stiles' son, Ferdinand might be Stiles' or Virgil's son. Not certain on Ferdinand. Southern Putman Branch.

 

HORACE PUTNAM  Sheridan Township, Sioux County

He is 29 VT.  His wife, Mary Burke, is 29 NY.  The children are Dennis 5 IA, Elizabeth 3 VT, and George 8 months IA. He is a son of Henry and Rose Putnam from Vermont. The family was in Clayton County Iowa in 1860. They will be here and then in OíBrien County. Mary will be widowed there in 1930.

 

SARAH PUTNAM  Colorado, Story County

She is 86 NY NY NY and lives with her stepdaughter Phebe Anne Lockwood 53 OH VT NY and her family. Sarah Margaret Curren was the second wife of Daniel Baldwin Putnam. They were in Marshall County in 1870 and then also living with Phebe and her husband Edwin Lockwood. Phebe was with Danís first wife.

 

MRS. (PHILENA) PUTNAM  Howard, Tama County

She (no first name recorded, but itís Philena) is 80 VT CT CT, and she lives with her daughter Lucinda Campney 37 PA VT VT and her family. She is Philena Buck widow of William Witt Putnam from Bethel, Vermont. The family including Lucinda was in Erie County PA in 1840 and 1850. Thatís where Lucinda was born. This is an example of how useful the 1880 census is as it lists where the folks and their folks were born. Makes tracking them back possible.

 

HENRY H. (HARRISON) PUTNAM  Benton Township, Taylor County

Henry Harrison is listed as 39 VT VT VT.  His wife, Cornelia Ann Chamberlain, is 30 NY.  The children are: Jason P. (Prentiss) 10 IL, Flora Belle 9 IL, Etta E. 7 IL, Henry H. 5 IA, and Irvin I. (Irving E.) 1 IA. They were married in Amboy, Lee County Illinois on November 18, 1868. Henry was born in Somerset, Windham County Vermont on August 20, 1840. He was a son of Prentiss B. Putnam and Jemima Chase of Whittingham, Windham County. Prentiss' folks were Levi Putnam and Hannah Allen of Sutton, Massachusetts. This line goes back Henry > Prentiss > Levi > Phineas > Isaac > Edward > Thomas > John Putnam.

 

SYDNEY C. (CHASE) PUTNAM  Benton Township, Taylor County

Sidney C. is listed as 37 VT VT VT.  His wife, Josephine Smith, is 36 VT VT VT.  The children are: Cora D. 9 IL, Alta 7 IL, and Edwin S. 4 IA. He is a son of Prentiss B. Putnam and Jemima Chase of Whittingham, Vermont. He was born in Wardsboro, Vermont November 6, 1842. His brothers Adney and Henry Harrison are here in Iowa as well. This line goes back Sidney > Prentiss > Levi > Phineas > Isaac > Edward > Thomas > John.

 

JAMES PUTNAM  Belmont, Warren County

He is James Rufus Putnam Junior 21 IA IN IN and his wife Eliza Jane Sexton is 22 IA TN IN. He is a son of James Rufus Putnam and was born here. They will be in Cass County in 1900.

 

ALBERT PUTNAM  Richland Township, Warren County

Albert is listed as 30 IA.  His wife, Catherine Nancy Pyle, is 28 IN. The children are: Antonia 8 IA, Jennie 6 IA, Wilbur 3 IA, and Albert 10 months IA. Albert is a son of James Rufus Putnam and his first wife Cynthia Ann Bradley. He was born in Dubuque March 16, 1850 and will be here till he dies April 4, 1943.

 

ASA PUTNAM  Richland Township, Warren County

Another son of James Rufus and Cynthia Putnam, Asa Lloyd Putnam is listed as 26 IA.  His wife, Sarah Ellen Pyle, is 27 IN.  Their son, Charles E., is 6 IA.

 

THOMAS PUTMAN  Washington Township, Washington County

A son of Jacob Putman, Jr. and Jacob 3rd's brother is shown as 29 VA, Laura B. Essley is 21 IA and they have Rachel E. 3 IA. German family from Hampshire County Virginia (now WVA).

 

JACOB PUTMAN  Marion Township, Washington County

He is now 59 VA GER VA, Ellen Emundson 59 VA VA VA, John 25 VA, Charlie 23 VA, Ellen 20 IA. Charles will soon marry Mina Belleville. Jake is a farmer. Been here since the 1850s. A son of Jacob and Rachel out of Hampshire County Virginia.

 

JACOB PUTMAN  Marion Township, Washington County

He is shown as 23 VA, Lucy Ellen Reeves his wife is 23 IA, Stacy E. 5 IA and Indiana 2 IA. He is Jacob Putman III, a son of Jacob G. Putman Junior and Ellen Edmundson from Hampshire County Virginia. They are here through 1920. German Family out of Maryland.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Wright, Wayne County

She is 50 IL OH KY, Alice 22 IA IN IL, Frank 18 IA, Charles 13 IA. Mary Jane Hayes is now the widow of William Marion Putman from Rush County Indiana. They have been here since the 1850s.

 

HANNAH PUTNAM  Bloomfield, Winneshiek County

John Putnamís widow is now 62 NY NY NY and her daughter Nellie is 19 NY. John was born in Lowville, Lewis County New York July 2, 1816 and died here May 29, 1874. He was almost 58 years old. He married Hannah in Lewis County January 1, 1836. She was born June 15, 1817 and will die here April 29, 1911.

 

SURRENO PUTNAM  Bloomfield Township, Winneshiek County

He is listed as 38 NY NY NY.  His wife Emma Irene Dean is 27 NY NY NY.  The children are: Bertha 7 IA, Hattie 6 IA, and Ray 1 IA. He is a son of John and Hannah Putnam, and was here in 1870 with them. They are here in 1885 and 1895 and his widowed mother Hannah is then with him. Emma is widowed here in 1900 through 1930 when she is 77 years old.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Decorah Township, Winneshiek County

Frank Southwick Putnam is listed as 23 NY.  His wife Prudie S. Morrison is 20 IA.  Their daughter, Gertie, is 1 IA.  His sister, Louisa, is 13 IA. He is a son of John Southwick Putnam and Julia Almira Cooley from Crown Point, Essex County New York. He was shown at there in 1860. They will be here in 1900, as will his mother Julia.