MICHIGAN

CENSUS REPORTS

1870  &  1880

 

UPDATED JANUARY 10, 2012

 

MICHIGAN 1870 CENSUS

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Gun Plains Township, Allegan County

He is 60 VT, Lucina Bennett his wife 54 PA, Charles C. 25 OH. Also there is his son Fernando 30 NY and his wife Helen Bradley 24 MI. They were in Newango County in 1860. He is a blacksmith. They will be in Allegan County by 1870 and in Berrien County in 1880. Pretty sure he is a son of Archelaus Putnam (1903) and Martha Hawkins of Windsor County Vermont and the Allegheny County New York. Charles was born March 24, 1810 and Lucinia was born May 16, 1816.

 

LYDIA A. PUTNAM  Allegan Village, Allegan County

She is 11 NY living with Andrew and Mary Briggs.

 

RANSOM PUTNAM  Plainfield Village, Allegan County

He's moved from Calhoun County. He is now 35 PA, Chloe Riley 34 OH, Newell 12 MI, Alice 9 MI and Nellie 2 MI. He is a son of James Putnam and Abigail Long from St. Johnsbury, Vermont and then in Calhoun County here in Michigan by the 1840s. His folks moved here as well and are up the road. They will be here again in 1880, and in St. Joseph’s County in 1900.

 

JAMES PUTNAM  Plainfield Village, Allegan County

He moved from Calhoun County, as did his kids. He is now 56 VT, Abigail 58 VT.     

 

DYER (CONGER) PUTMAN  Sangatuck Township, Allegan County

He is 26 NY, a merchant, and Lucy is 29 (actually it’s 59) NY. He is a son of Dyer Putnam and Lucy Conger. The Lucy listed here is his Mom. He was born in Oswego County, New York December 20, 1843 and will die here November 9, 1894. Dyer will marry Catherine Jane Enoch here on January 17, 1872. Lucy will be around until March 7, 1890, but Dyer Senior died back in Indiana in 1851.

 

EPHRAIM PUTMAN  Pine Plains Township, Allegan County

He is 35 PA and boarding. I don't find him in Pennsylvania or anywhere else in 1850 or 1860.

 

LABAN PUTNAM  Yankee Springs Township, Barry County

He is 32 NY, Melissa 21 MI. He is a son of Charles (from Vermont) and Lucinia Putnam. He was at home with them in 1860 in Newango County. He married Mary Melissa Chase February 26, 1866. They will have a daughter Nellie in Ionia County December 24, 1870, or at least Mary will. In 1880 Mary is still in Campbell, Ionia County and then married to Edward Baldwin. I can’t find Laban later so guess he died.

 

CHARLES M. PUTNAM  Nashville Township, Barry County

He is a merchant 24 OH, Agnes 28 VT. He is a son of Miles Putnam from New Hampshire. He was born in Williams County Ohio and was there through the 1860. His dad was a son of Gideon Putnam from Hillsborough New Hampshire. They will be here through the 1910 census.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Hastings Township, Barry County

He is 74 OH, Hannah 57 OH and Albert 14 OH. I don't find him in Ohio in 1850 or 1860. I have the feeling he is a Pittman. In 1880 through 1930 there is an Albert Pittman born 1856 in Ohio back in Ohio. Can’t be sure, but looks like this Albert all right.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Aranac, Bay County

He is 44 NY, and works on the Spencer farm. Wonder if these two guys are the same guy??

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Aranac, Bay County

He is 54 OH and works on the Davis farm.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Bay City, Bay County

He is 26 MI, Fannie (Johnson) 26 CAN, Georgiana 3 MI and Lillie 2 MI. He is a son of John and Sally and lives next to his now widowed mother. He was born here and now lists himself as a land contractor. They will be in Detroit in 1880, and in Jackson County in 1900.

 

SALLY PUTNAM  Bay City, Bay County

She is John's widow and has been here since the 1840s. She is now 61 CT, California 21 MI. She’ll be living in Jackson, Jackson County in 1900 with her son Charles (above).

 

EMILY PUTNAM  Hagar, Berrien County

She is 34 PA, Walter 2 MN. They live with Charles and Elizabeth Sellers from Pennsylvania who are probably her parents.

 

ALBERT PUTNAM  Lincoln, Berrien County

He is 30 NY, Rebecca Kelsey 28 MI, Alberta 7 MI, and William 5 MI. He is a son of Perley and Margaret Putnam, and was at home with then in Niles, Berrien County in 1860. He married Rebecca Ann Kelsey here October 17, 1861.

 

PERLEY PUTNAM  Niles City, Berrien County

He has been here since the 1840s. He is now 64 NY, Margaret Ann Crampton 53 NY, E. L. (listed Eber in 1860, his name is Eber Louis) 14 MI.  Perley will die here in Niles March 18, 1875. Margaret will remarry a Brown fella, be widowed again, and in 1900 still be here living with her son Hulbert or Herbert.

                                                                                                 

HERBERT L. PUTNAM  Niles City, Berrien County

Perley’s son Hulbert or Herbert is now 28 NY, Ellen 26 IL, Maggie 2 MI. He states he has no occupation. He married Elizabeth M. Fuller here May 21, 1865. I guess she is the Ellen listed here.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Soldus, Berrien County

He is 13 MI living with a Harvey family from New Hampshire. He is a son of the Ezra and Jane Putnam family that was in Burlington, Calhoun County in 1860. That whole family has disappeared now in 1870.

 

WORTHY PUTNAM, Berrien Springs, Berrien County

He is 59 NY, Mary Elvira Dalrymple, his wife, 46 NY. He was in Charlotte, Chautaugua County, New York in 1850. At the time he was a teacher, and his wife was Nancy Sinclair. She died in 1855, and he married Mary E. Dalrymple in 1856 and moved out here. He is number 2847, a son of Andrew Putnam and Azuba Stanhope. He was born in Brookfield, Madison County, New York on October 22, 1811. He is now a judge on the 2nd Judicial Circuit.

 

CLARENCE PUTNAM  St. Joseph, Berrien County

He is a son of the above Worthy Putnam, and was shown at home in New York in 1850. He is now 24 NY, a painter, and is boarding. He will be in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois next, and will be married to Sarah Etta Nash.

 

IRA PUTMAN  Algansee, Branch County

He is 33 NY, a farmer, Narcissa 33 OH. He married Narcissa Brinker here on November 21, 1866. He is the son of Joseph Putnam and Harriet Carter from New York, Ohio and then here in Branch County. His dad is with his brother Myron here in the County.

 

ALICE PUTNAM  Bethel, Branch County

She is 19 MI and boarding. She is a daughter of Lewis Putnam, and was at home in Coldwater, Branch County in 1860. She is also now listed with her brother Wiley (below).

 

WILEY PUTNAM  Bronson, Branch County

Wiley Bancroft is a son of Lewis Putnam and Harriet Perkins who were here in Branch County in 1850 and 1860 and have disappeared. Wiley is 25 MI, a stone mason, his wife Julia Stirm or Stearn is 24 and was born in Wurstenburg, Germany. They have Dora 9 MI and Ellen 1/12 MI. His sister Alice 19 MI is here too. He married Julia here in 1866. Dora is another of his sisters, as in two years they will have a Dora of their own. They will pop up in the 1880 here.

 

TUNIS PUTMAN  Bronson, Branch County

They were here in 1860. Dutch, but I am not certain of the lineage. He is now 48 NY, Emeline 38 NY, Ellen 13 MI, Philetus (a son) 12 MI.

 

ELIZABETH PUTMAN  Butler, Branch County

She is listed 59 NY, and is the widow of Lyman Putnam. They were here in the 1840s. Also there is Sarah Irish 13 NY. Lyman was originally from New Hampshire, a son of Cornelius Putnam and Bridget Nevins.

 

JEREMY PUTMAN  Coldwater, Branch County

He is 32 NY, Melissa 29 OH, and Jenetta 2 MI. Gonna go out on a limb here. I’m guessing he is the son of Jeremy Putnam and in 1850 was listed as Edwin age 12 with his mother in Jackson County, Michigan. He will be here in 1880.

 

MYRON PUTNAM  Union, Branch County

He is now 28 OH, a carpenter, Anna(Knight his wife 19 ENG, Herbert S. 8/12 MI. Also there is his father Joseph Putnam 64 NY. They were here in 1860. His mother, Harriet Curtis, died in 1868. He married Ana here June 16, 1868. The family is from Massachusetts and then New Hampshire. See the 1860 listing. Myron married Anna Knight here June 16, 1868

 

GEORGE L. PUTNAM  Union, Branch County

Another son of Joseph and Harriet. He is listed 30 NY, Caroline (Whitney) 28 CAN, and Marvin 8 MI. He married Caroline here November 1, 1860.

 

HATTIE PUTNAM  Union, Branch County

She is 22 NH and lives with Hosea and Melvina Corbin and their family also all from New Hampshire.

 

CYRUS A. PUTNAM  Athens, Calhoun County

He is now 43 NY, Clara (Clarissa Collins) 43 NY, Peter 20 MI, and Francis (Frank A.) 7 MI. He lives next door to his folks, Peter and Sally Putnam. They are here in 1880 too.

 

PETER PUTNAM  Athens, Calhoun County

Peter (Jr.) number 2858 is now 67 VT and Sally Daniels is 62 VT.

 

ORLIN PUTNAM  Eckford, Calhoun County

Cornelius’ son was here in 1860. He is now 66 NH, Caroline Brown 64 NY, Henry 20 MI, John 17 MI, Eliza 17 MI and Eddie 14 MI.

 

PETER PUTNAM  Leroy, Calhoun County

He is listed 36 (actually 28) NY, Mary Elizabeth Sheets 30 NY, Emma 10 MI, Jennie 5 MI, and Charles 3 MI. Look back to the George here in Leroy in 1860. Mary Elizabeth was married to George Putnam in 1860. He died in 1862, and from the ages of the second group of kids, looks like she married Peter around 1863 or 1864. He is a son of Willard Putnam (2862) and Mary Ann Jones from Rochester, New York. His dad died there in 1844 and his mother remarried by 1850. He first pops up here in the 1850s. They will be here in 1880, and Peter is widowed here in 1900.

 

AARON PUTNAM  Marshall, Calhoun County

He is a chair maker 42 NY, Kate (Catherine Cobb) is 35 NY. He is a son of Stephen Putnam of Clarendon. He and Catherine were there in 1860.

 

EUGENE PUTNAM  Marshall, Calhoun County

He is 11 MI at school and boarding with a Bossard family. He is Joseph Eugene Putnam, a son of the above Aaron and Catherine Putnam.

 

JEROME PUTNAM  Marshall, Calhoun County

He is 24 IL, a painter living in a hotel. He was here in 1860 and will be here for the rest of his life. See the 1860 for who he just may be. His name is Stephen Jerome Putnam.

 

ORLEAN PUTNAM  La Grange, Cass County

Still here and is now 60 NY, Amelia Vanderhoof 54 NJ, Era 21 MI, Joseph W. 18 MI.

 

IRA J. PUTNAM  Newburg, Cass County

He has moved from Jefferson in the last few years. He is now 43 MI and widowed since Rosanna has died. The kids are Estella J. 17 MI, Orlean L. 11 MI, Rosa A. 9 MI, Lincoln 7 MI and John 3 MI.

 

UZZIEL PUTNAM (4th)  Pokagon, Cass County

He refers to his listing as Junior, but he is the fourth in that line with that name. He is 43 MI, Jane C. is 28 MI, Mabel 1 MI. He is an attorney.

 

UZZIEL PUTNAM  Pokagon, Cass County

He is now a retired farmer and is 77 VT, Anna Chapman is 78 CT. He lives a few doors from his son.

 

J. H. (HENRY) PUTMAN  Ovid Township, Clinton County

He is a son of Jacob and Eunice and lives with them. He is 27 MI, Eugenia 22 MI, Ella 7/12 MI.

 

JACOB PUTMAN  Ovid Township, Clinton County

They were in Calhoun County in 1850 and 1860. He is now 54 NY, Eunice Ellis, his wife, 47 NY. The daughters are all off and married, but his son Henry (listed J. H.) has a family and lives with them. Henry is 27 MI, Eugenia (Emma Granger) 22 MI and they have Ella 7/12 MI. They will all be here together in 1880.

 

GEORGE W. (WINFIELD) PUTMAN  Ovid Township, Clinton County

He is 39 NY, Harriet J. Fitch his wife 33 MI, Arthur N. (listed Walter N. in 1860) 13 MI, Sarah E. 9 MI and Ezekiel 7 MI. He is a son of Cornelius and Elizabeth Putman and has moved over from Shiawassee County. They will be in Tarrant County Texas in 1880. Dutch family.

 

SARAH PUTMAN  Ovid Township, Clinton County

She is 16 ENG, but the name looks more like Patman to me.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Sunfield Township, Eaton County

Orlin's son from Calhoun County. He is 28 MI, Esther 25 NY, Coleman 4 MI, Ernest 2 MI, Clarence 5/12 MI. He was single here in 1860. By 1880 they will be in Linn County, Iowa. His brother Frank lives next door.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Sunfield Township, Eaton County

He is Francis Orlin Putnam, 26 MI a stone mason, Mary C. Jackson, his wife, 23 MI and William 1 MI. He is Orlin Putnam and Caroline Brown's son from Calhoun County. They were here in 1870. He was born April 6, 1844 and will die in Iosco County January 20, 1921. Mary was born in Jackson County Michigan July 8, 1847 and will die in Iosco County February 26, 1928. He married Mary January 26, 1866.

 

ALFRED PUTNAM  Kalano (?) Township, Eaton County

He is 33 NY, Mary Ackerman is 32 NY, Lina 10 NY, Clark 4 NY and Grant 3 NY. Don’t find them in New York in 1860, just got here, I guess. They are in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1880 and Milwaukee in 1900, 1910 and 1920. He is a son of Daniel and Diana Putnam from Jefferson County, New York.

 

ELIZABETH PUTNAM  Walton Township, Eaton County

She is 23 MI and lives with the Doolittles on their farm.

 

W. H. (WILLIAM HENRY) PUTNAM  Atlas, Genesee County

He is 30 MI, Rhoda Ann Frost, his wife, 27 MI and Mary 3 MI. He is a son of the next William and works in his father’s drug store.

 

WILLIAM H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Atlas, Genesee County

He is now 62 NY, a druggist, Mary Jane Sawyer 59 NY and Sarah 17 MI. His son William is next door, don’t know where the other son, Edward, is now. He was born in 1808, and will die here on December 3, 1878. Mary was born in 1811 and will die in Flint City July 6, 1887.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Atlas, Genesee County

He is 1 MI and lives with Jesse and Sarah Ellis from New York. He could be a son of the ‘missing’ Edward. At least I found out that Sarah Ellis Putnam died in childbirth April 12, 1869. I assume she was married to Edward, William’s son.

 

MORRIS PUTNAM  Flint, Genesee County

He has moved over from Burton Township to the city. He is now 61 NY, Maria (Lord) 58 ME, Romaine 31 NY, a cattle dealer, Charles M. 27 NY, and Mortimer H. 13 MI. A son of Peter Putnam 2nd and Susan Osgood out of Batavia, New York. Morris will die here November 25, 1890.

 

M. J. (MORRIS JEROME) PUTNAM  Flint, Genesee County

He is a son of the above Morris, but wasn’t listed in 1860. He married Martha Jane Skinner in 1857. He was at home in 1850 though, so we do know who he is. He is now 35 NY, a dealer in milk soap, Martha Jane (Skinner) is 34 MI, Wilbur J. 11 MI, Loretta A. 8 MI, and Blanche 5 MI.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Genesee, Genesee County

He is 14 MI and works on the Rosenkrantz farm. He is a son of Nelson and Melvina Putnam from here and was at home in 1860. His folks are still here, but have moved to Richfield, and are listed next.

 

NELSON V. PUTNAM  Richfield, Genesee County

He was in Genesee here in 1860 and in Livingston County, New York in 1850. He is now 44 NY, Melvina 40 NY, Flora (Philusa in 1860) 12 MI, Mary 10 MI and Willie J. 4 MI. They are divorced by 1880. He will die here September 17, 1886. Melvina Dunn his wife will die in 1906.

 

E. C. (ERI CARLTON) PUTMAN  Pine River Township, Gratiot County

Eri has moved from Kent County and a quick trip out to Iowa. He is 58 NY, Eliza Goodrich 32 NY (his second wife, or possibly third), Eri jr. 18 MI, Charles F. 11 MI, Martha 9 IA, Mary E. 6 MI, Carrie 4 MI and Frederick 1 MI. He went briefly to Iowa and will return shortly and remain there all his life until he dies in 1896 in Monoma County, Iowa.

 

J. (MILTON) PUTNAM  St. Louis Village, Gratiot County

He is 39 NY and a school teacher, Artie 19 IN and Celia M. 1 MI. He was here in 1860 also teaching. He’ll be missing, but his wife and daughter will be here. Artie will be marrying Nicholas Van Dine sometime before 1880. He was with his mother Betsy Putnam in West Almond, Allegany County, New York in 1850. Think his dad was Nathaniel.

 

JOSEPH PUTNAM  Emerson Village, Gratiot County

He is 60 NY, Sarah 52 NY. They have been around since the 1830s, but move around a lot. In 1860 they were in Jackson County. He and Sarah will be in Pottawattamie County, Kansas by 1880.

 

WILLIAM A. PUTMAN  Arcadia Township, Gratiot County

He is 36 NY, Lydia Freeland 31 NY, Denzal 10 NY, Celestia 8 NY, Charles (Claude) 5 PA and Eva 3 NY. They will be here in the county in 1880. He is a son of Hiram Putnam (2024) and Lucinda Stephens. He was at home in Steuben County, New York in 1850. They will be around in 1880 too.

 

LYMAN PUTNAM  Cambria, Hillsdale County

He is 29 OH, a farmer, Rachel Osborn 26 OH, Jane 8/12 MI. Also there is his sister Dora 27 OH. He was born in Bridgewater, Williams County, Ohio. He is a son of Miles and Mary Ann Putnam. Miles was a son of Gideon Putnam (1877) and Sarah Barnes from Litchfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

 

ELLA (ELSA) PUTMAN  Jefferson, Hillsdale County

She would be Elsa Josephine Mulliken the widow of Ephraim Putnam. She is 35 NY, Albert 11 MI and Sarah 6 MI. Problem here is that all the older kids are missing here. There should be 3 other teenagers: Alfred, Addison and Andrew. They all do pop up here in 1880 though. Ephraim had died here June 28, 1865.

 

ABRAM PUTNAM  Leslie Township, Ingham County

He is 44 (actually 38) NY, Polly (Mary Blazier) 36 NY, Eva 13 MI and Millie (actually Willie a son) 3 MI. They were here in 1860, will be in 1880.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Wheatfield Township, Ingham County

Richard and Nancy's son is 37 NY, Elizabeth Babbage 29 NY and Ernest 5 MI. Dutch family

 

DAVID PUTMAN  Leroy Township, Ingham County

He is 37 NY, Melissa Jane Grimm33 IL, Richard 8 MI, May 6 MI and Lindsay a son 2 MI. He and the above Daniel were twin sons of Richard and Nancy and were here in 1850 and 1860.

 

ALICE, LESTER & EMMA PUTMAN  Leroy Township, Ingham County

These are children of William and Martha Putman. William, a son of Richard and Nancy, has died June 30, 1864. Martha Jane Smith his widow has remarried to John Huston. Alice is 15 MI, Lester B. 12 MI and Emma J. 7 MI. Martha, their mom, is 36 NY.

 

GILBERT PUTMAN  Leroy Township, Ingham County

Gilbert Clyde is a son of Richard Putman and Nancy Schall, and is now married. He is 35 NY, Helen Mather Newcomb 27 MI and Grant 4 MI. He will die in 1872 and Helen will marry Levi Culver and they will be here in 1880. She will be here till she dies in 1917.

 

MONROE PUTNAM  Ingham Township, Ingham County

He is 29 NY, Amelia White 21 PA. They will be here in 1880. He is a son of Barney Putnam and Margaret Burkhart, and was at home with them in 1860 in Genesee County Michigan. I think Barnet is a son of Victor Johannes Putman and Maria Schall from Montgomery County. He is a part of the New York Dutch family.

 

EMILY PUTNAM  Mason Village, Ingham County

She is 23 NY living with John Rayner 66 NY and Emily Rayner 53 NY. She is a daughter of the next listed William Putnam. She was at home with them in New York in 1860.

 

WLLIAM PUTNAM  Mason Village, Ingham County

He is a Baptist preacher, 46 NY, Hulda Ann Burroughs 41 NY, Eva 7 NY and Eddie 3 NY. In 1860, they were in Lyons, Wayne County, New York. He was married to Emily Woods in Orleans County New York. She died in 1853 and he married Hulda a few years later. He will be widowed in Lansing, Ingham County in 1900 and 1910. He will then go back to Batavia, Genesee County New York and die there May 3, 1913. He is a son of Simeon Putman and Hannah Gutterman. He was born in Sharon, Schoharie County, NY on June 21, 1823. Dutch. He is a Reverend. His line goes back William > Simeon > Arent D. > Derrick > Lodowyck A. > Arent J. > Jan.

 

BELA F. PUTNAM  Ronald Township, Ionia County

He was in Calhoun County in 1860, a son of Stephen Putnam and Lucy Cobb from Genesee County, NY and Hanover, NH before that. He is 39 NY, Frances M. 37 NY, Mary E. 15 MI and Fred L. 5 MI. They were in Calhoun County in 1860 and by 1880 will be in South Dakota.

 

ELIZABETH PUTNAM  Grass Lake, Jackson County

She is 16 IN and a servant with a Tyler family. She is a daughter of Horace and Mary Putnam, and was born in Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana. She is also listed with her folks in Waterloo here in Jackson County. 

 

ALBERT PUTNAM  Jackson, Jackson County

He was in Rives, Jackson County in 1860, and here also in 1850. He is listed 41 MA (49 is closer, bad handwriting), Sarah Chapman 40 MI, Lucy (Nancy in 1860) 11 MI, George 8 MI, Ada 6 MI and Nina 3 MI. He’s been here since the late 1840s. See the 1850 for who he is. His tombstone reads he was born December 25, 1831 and died here in Jackson May 26, 1880. Sarah is buried here too, but no dates are on her stone. Neither is around in the 1880 census.

 

JAY (THOMPSON) PUTMAN  Jackson, Jackson County

He is 23 MI, a dragman, Catherine Minerva Stone is 19 MI, Emily 2/12 MI. He is the Thompson age 13 listed in 1860, and age 2 in 1850, with John and Emily Putman in Leoni Township. They are here in 1880 and 1900.

 

MINERVA PUTNAM  Jackson, Jackson County

Minerva Oliphant is 46 CAN, Elsie 18 MI, Ella 14 MI. Benjamin’s widow was here in 1860 as well. Found a death certificate for Elsie. She was born January 10, 1852 and will marry a Long and die in Maple Grove, Barry County March 22, 1910.

 

CHARLES W. (WESLEY)  PUTNAM  Jackson, Jackson County

He is an engineer 28 MI, Christina Augusta Storms 23 MI, Lulu E. 5 MI and Edward (actually it’s Edmond) 3 MI. He the guy who was in Clinton County in 1860 and his father Joseph Bailey Putnam was here in Jackson County at that time.

 

EDWARD PUTNAM  Jackson, Jackson County

He is 22 OH and in the State Prison here. Tut Tut!

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Leoni, Jackson County

Still here and he is now 65 NY, Emily Johnson 61 NY. They are all here in 1880.

 

ELI PUTNAM  Leoni, Jackson County

He lives next door to his folks. Eli is now 41 NY, Emily R. 31 OH, Charlotte 4 MI and Minnie 2 MI. He and Emily were here just married in 1860.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Pulaski, Jackson County

He is 34 NY, Abby Styles his wife 34 NY, Edward 14 MI, Lewis 6 MI, Elmer 5 MI and Clara 1 MI. He is Cornelius’ son and has moved from Clarendon, Calhoun County, where they were in 1860. Both William and Abby were born in 1835. Abby will die here in 1876, and I am not sure when William died.

 

EDWIN PUTNAM  Sandstone, Jackson County

He is a wagon maker 28 MI, Julietta Lawrence his wife is 26 MI and they have Alfreda 3 MI and Edwin 1 MI. He is a son of Jeremy Putnam (1174) and the following Sarah Lane. He was born here September 14, 1840 and was here in Spring Arbor in 1850.

 

SARAH PUTNAM  Sandstone, Jackson County

She was here in 1860 and is now 58 NY, a carpet weaver. In 1860, she was living with her daughter Elizabeth here in Sandstone. In 1850 an Edwin and Elizabeth were living with a family in Spring Arbor, Jackson County, and Sarah was widowed there then.  Sarah Lane is the widow of Jeremy Putnam number 1174 from Vermont then Michigan where he died in the 1840s.

 

HORACE PUTMAN  Waterloo, Jackson County

He has been in Michigan City, Indiana for the past 20 years and in Wisconsin before that. He was a teamster, but has settled down now as a farmer. He is now 55 NY, Mary Elizabeth Allen 45 NY, Carrie 23 WI, Henry 22 IN, Horace Junior 20 IN, Sylvia 19 IN, Elizabeth 16 IN, Ella 6 IN. Actually the son Henry is married to Carrie Hunt. All the kids were listed MI, so I put in where they were actually born. He is a son of Asa Putnam and Mary Taggart of New Hampshire and then New York State. Line goes back Horace > Asa > John 1741 > John 725 etc. He’ll be in Livingston County in 1880.

 

C. O. PUTNAM  Climax, Kalamazoo County

He is 4 MI, and lives with Fred and Lydia Stelco.                                            

 

HIRAM PUTNAM  Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County

He is now 72 NH, Laura Rice, his wife, 58 NY, Melvina 39 MI, Annie 25 MI and Minnie (Mary E.) 23 MI. He has been in Michigan since the early 1820s. He was in Washtenaw County for the past 40 some odd years. He is a son of Bailey Putnam (470) and Anna Bailey of Charlestown, New Hampshire. The daughter Mary Elizabeth was born January 1, 1847 and will marry Joseph E. Brown and then die in Kalamazoo County January 21, 1920.

 

C. H. PUTMAN  Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County

He is 26 MA, a travel agent, living in a hotel.

 

VICTOR PUTMAN  Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County

He is 31 CAN, Sarah 30 CAN, Charles 9 IL.

 

ALFRED PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is 42 NY and a lawyer. His wife Florilla Williamson 37 IRE, Charles 14 IL and Frank B. 6 IL round out the family. In 1860, he was in La Salle, La Salle County, Illinois with Charles, but with a wife named Jennie from Connecticut. Notice the eight year gap in kids, Jennie died about 8-9 years ago. He is a son of Alfred Putnam (#1726) and Sophia Dickerman. He was born in Herkimer, NY June 13, 1828. His folks were from Brattleboro, VT. They are here in 1880.

 

BENJAMIN G. PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is Benjamin Ganson Putnam, born in Orange, Massachusetts February 9, 1810. He is a son of Joseph Putnam and Hannah Kellogg. Ben is number 1826 in Eben's books, his father Joseph is number 752 and is a brother of Uzziel number 753 from New Salem, Mass. He brought the gang with him. His sons Benjamin and Theodore live next to him. Ben is 60 MA, Sylvia S. (Smith) 60 MA and Sarah B. 19 MA.

 

THEODORE PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is 30 MA, Anna G. Currier 23 NY and Theodore F. 1 MI. They were married here March 4, 1863, and live next door to Benjamin and Sylvia Putnam who are his parents. They will be here through the 1910 census and Ted will be here widowed in the 1920.

 

BENJAMIN F. PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is the son of the above Benjamin, they live nearby to each other. Ben is 27 MA and works in a candy store. He is boarding with the Gorham family from Massachusetts. In a couple of months he will marry Mary Abby Gorham here on September 1, 1870. He’ll be here right through the 1920.

 

ENOS PUTMAN  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is 36 NY a lumberman, Hattie Rutherford 30 NY, Helen 2 MI. He is a son of Andrew Putman and Submit Caswell of Steuben County, New York. Dutch family. He was born in Tyrone, NY December 24, 1832 and will die here in Grand Rapids January 12, 1898. He married Harriet Rutherford in Steuben County December 13, 1865 and headed out here. He is a lumberman. There is a death certificate for Hattie stating she was born March 16, 1837 in New York and will die here in Grand Rapids September 18, 1907. Her folks were Edward Rutherford and Alice Armstrong both born in England

 

HATTIE PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

She is 14 WI living in a hotel. She is a daughter of John Putnam and Charlotte Phelps and was home with them in 1860 in De Pere, Brown County, Wisconsin. She is living with the hotel keeper Franklin Thompson and his wife Lydia 40 NS. Lydia is, I am pretty sure, a sister to her dad John Putnam. The Thompsons were also in De Pere in 1860. A descendant tipped me on to her.

 

LEMUEL D. PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is 46 NY, Caroline Williams 44 MA and Isabella W. 14 MI. He was indexed as Samuel, but is Lemuel Dickman Putnam from Herkimer, NY. His dad was Alfred Putnam (1726) from Brattleboro, VT.

 

SOPHIA & ANNA PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

Sophia is 30 NY, Anna 24 NY and they live with Charles and Lucinda Shepard. Sophia and Anna are daughters of William Putnam from Herkimer, New York. They were born back there. Their dad was a son of Alfred Putnam (#1726) and Sophia Dickman of Herkimer, and Brattleboro, Vermont before that. Lucinda is a Putnam and a daughter of Alfred and Sophia. Lucinda was also born in Herkimer on October 2, 1814. She married Charles Shephard December 23, 1836.

 

SOPHRONIA PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

She is 36 MA and lives with Henry Brooks 34 MA and Irene Brooks 32 MA. She is a daughter of Benjamin Ganson and Sylvia Putnam from here in Grand Rapids. Irene is her sister. All three will be in Denver by the 1880, and there through 1910.

 

CHESTER PUTMAN  Wyoming Township, Kent County

He is 54 NY, widowed and a farmer. His daughter Ida is 14 NY and then he lists Laura 18 NY as being 'absent', away at school or something I guess. He is Chester Barrett Putman, and was in Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York in 1850 and 1860. His wife Lavinia Truesdell died back in Jefferson County, New York in 1861. He and Ida will go back to Jefferson County, NY and be there in 1880.

 

ALPHEUS PUTNAM  Cannon Township, Kent County

Been here most of his life. He is 74 NH, Seraptia Dudley 70 NH. They will shortly move to Kansas, where they will remain. Alpheus will die there June 9, 1875. Serepta will then move to Missouri to be with her daughter Antoinette who is married to William Brabb. They will be in Shelby County, Missouri in 1880.

 

HANNAH PUTMAN  Bowne Township, Kent County

The widow of Simeon Putman, Hannah is listed as 47 NY, a widow.  The children are: Hannah 28 NY, John 27 NY, Lavina 22 MI, Lucy 19 MI, Mary 15 MI, Eliza 11 MI, and Eva 8 MI.  There is a Maria Putman, 82 NY, in the household also. Maria would be Simeon's mother Alida. It gets a bit confusing when you also look at the upcoming listing for Maria here in Bowne. Look at that listing too.

 

MARIA PUTMAN  Bowne Township, Kent County

Sort of a duplicate listing for the Hanna listed above. This is Hannah Maria, Simeon's widow. She is 47 KY, Mary 16 MI, Eva 8 MI. There are more kids listed along with these in the Hannah Putman listing. Also there again is Maria 82 NY who was Simeon's mom (I believe).

 

JOHN A. PUTMAN  Lowell Township, Kent County

He is a mason 24 NY, Caroline (Mary Caroline Huffman) 23 OH, Egbert 3 OH and Gustavus 1 MI. He is a son of Simeon and Mary Hannah Putman. He was born in Montgomery County, New York, and was with his parents in 1860 in Bowne Township of Kent County. Look back in 1860 for the line. They are Dutch. He married Mary here December 25, 1863. They will be in Wexford County in 1880, and in Oregon by 1900.

 

ELEAZER PUTNAM  Almont, Lapeer County

He is Sidney Eleazer 75 NY, Margaret Dawson, his wife, 59 Nova Scotia, Sidney 21 CAN, Romela Forsythe Sidney’s wife 21 CAN, and their son Charles Eleazer 5/12 MI. They were here in 1860, see that listing. He will die very shortly on June 25, 1870 and Margaret is widowed here in 1880. Sidney is married to Romela and Charles is theirs. She will die and in 1880 he is here and married to Catherine Quinn who was also married earlier to a Griffin man.

 

DAVID PUTNAM  Attica, Lapeer County

John and Marilla’s son was here in 1860, his folks and brother have moved over to Oregon Township though. David is 37 CAN (Ontario). Eliza Jane McCarvey his wife is 40 NY, and Marilla 12 MI, Mary Ann 9 MI, and Orrin A. 4/12 MI (born January). They are here until they die. Eliza on April 20, 1915 and David on January 26, 1920. Dutch folks

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Imlay, Lapeer County

He is 25 CAN, Mary Hitchcock 23 CAN, Lille E. 4 MI. There is an Abram from Canada here now and in 1860. I’ll just bet they are brothers. He’s coming up next. William is a son of the above listed Eleazer and was with him in 1860.

 

ABRAM PUTMAN  Imlay, Lapeer County

He is 33 CAN, Mary Ann Best 35 New Brunswick, John E. 12 MI, Nettie 10 MI, Ruth 3 MI and Charles 1 MI. He is Eleazer’s son, but was not listed here in 1860 though.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Oregon, Lapeer County

He is now 58 CAN (Ontario) Marilla Cohn, his second wife, 52 CAN, William 17 CAN, Afaretta 5 MI. Best guess is that John is a son of David Putman and Dorothy Hainer from Ontario and then New York State before that. Dutch family.

 

JONATHAN PUTNAM  Oregon, Lapeer County

He is now 33 CAN, Sarah Jane Brower 28 NY, George 9 MI, William Byron 6 CAN. He is another son of John and Marilla and has been here a while. Must have made a short return trip to Canada though, from the birthplace of young Bill.

 

MARTHA PUTMAN  Adrian City, Lenawee County

Silas’ widow, Martha Jordan, is still hanging in there. She is now 68 MA (actually VT) and has finally got all the kids out of the house.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Hudson Village, Lenawee County

He is a railroad agent, and will be here again in 1880, but with a new wife named Orpha. He is 41 MA, Mary D. 36 NY, Lucy B. 15 NY, Bertie (a son) 12 NY, Eloise 9 NY, Fanny 5 NY and Mary E. 1 MI. He is a son of Hiram Putnam (2243) and Elizabeth Osgood of Danvers, Mass. and then Syracuse, NY.

 

JOSIAH PUTNAM  Madison, Lenawee County

He is 42 VT, Catherine Tenbrook 32 MI and they have Elmer 6 MI. He is a son of the above Martha and Silas Putnam. They were married here October 27, 1857. They’ll be here in 1880.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Lump Gulch, Lewis & Clark County

This is here to see if you are paying attention. This county is actually in Montana, which, in 1870, was part of Michigan. He is a miner, 24 IN, just in case you want to know. He is also properly listed in my Montana section at this time.

 

WILLIAM H. & LOUIS E. PUTNAM  Conway, Livingston County

Bill is 16 MI, Louis 10 MI. They are with William C. Wirt 44 NJ and his wife Mary E. 34 NY. Mary was married to Charles C. Putnam from Vermont. In 1860 they were in Scotia, Shiawassee County. Louis was listed Lorin at that time.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Iosco, Livingston County

This entry was impossible to read. Looks like he is 32 and possibly German. There was no one here in Livingston County in 1860 nor in 1880, so have no clues.

 

EDWIN PUTNAM  Menominee Township, Menominee County

He is 23 CAN working in a lumber camp.

 

WILLIAM W. (WALLACE) PUTNAM  Big Rapids Township, Mecosta County

He is 37 MI, Mary 38 CAN, Grant 5 CAN. Also there is Williamson Burroughs 23 CAN. William is number 2534, a son of Joshua Putnam (1142) and his third wife Mary Barrows. He was born October 8, 1833, probably in Detroit where his folks were in 1825.

 

SUSAN PUTNAM  Ingersoll Township, Midland County

She is 15 NY living with Earl and Susan Miner. Susan is 54 VT. These are probably her mom and stepfather.

 

SIMEON S. (SPAULDING) PUTNAM  Dundee, Monroe County

He is 38 VT, a house painter, Leona Morgan (Naomi in later reports) is 24 MI, George E. 4 MI, Sophia 3 MI, Charles 10/12 MI. They will be here in 1880. He is Simon Spaulding, number 2578, a son of Timothy Putnam 3rd (1157) and Betsy Hall of Ludlow, Vermont.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Milan, Monroe County

He was here in 1860. He is now 53 MA, Mary 42 NY, John 21 NY and Sarah 16 MI. Sarah wasn’t listed as a child in 1860, so I don’t know how she fits in. They are here in 1880. Young John will be here in 1880 and 1900 with a wife named Emeline. John is a son of Nathan Putnam from Becket, Mass. and was in Monroe County, NY in 1840. John was born May 26, 1818 and will die here in Michigan January 27, 1904. Milan will be in Washtenaw County by the 1900.

 

LIBBIE PUTNAM  Milan, Madison County

She is 16 NY and still is living with Harriet Wilcox. She was here in 1860 listed as Elizabeth 6 NY. Harriet is probably her mom, but have no clue as to Harriet’s husband. John (above) didn’t have any other sons, so she is not connected to that family. At any rate she will marry Woodruff W. Clark here on March 12, 1873.

 

NATHAN PUTNAM  Milan, Monroe County

He is 30 NY, Hannah Maria Bunce his wife 26 MI, Alfred 4 MI and Alice 2 MI. He lives next door to his folks, John and Mary Putnam, above. He married Hannah here January 9, 1865. Hannah will be widowed by 1900, and will be here with her son Alfred. Milan, at that time will be a part of Washtenaw County. Nathan Curtis Putnam was born in Riga, Monroe County New York September 12, 1842 and will die here in Milan March 19, 1887. Hannah is a daughter of Ephraim Bunce and Hannah Spaulding and was born London, Monroe County December 25, 1843. She will die in 1922 while living with her son Alfred in Washington, Iowa.

 

HENRY PUTNAM  Milan, Monroe County

He is 25 NY, Nancy Stewart Collins 29 NY and Clara 1 MI. He is another son of John Putnam and his first wife Lydia Smith. He married Nancy here on April 3, 1866. They will be in Fulton County Ohio in 1880 and then back here in Michigan in Eaton County in 1900. Nancy’s death certificate in Wayne County in 1906 states her dad was Melvin Stewart, so I am not sure what her name is. I would guess she had previously been married to a Collins guy. She is older than Hank.

 

ERASTUS PUTMAN  Erie, Monroe County

He was in Monroe city, single, in 1850 and 1860. He is now 38 MA (MI in 1850 & 1860), Margaret (Mary) Duffy 33 IRE, Elizabeth 2 MI. He is also listed earlier in Monroe City, same family. There is a marriage record of Erastus Putnam marrying Mary Duffy January 28, 1864 in Wayne County.

 

CHARLES F. PUTNAM  Monroe, Monroe County

He is 28 MA and staying in a large hotel.

 

ERASTUS PUTNAM  Monroe, Monroe County

He is 36 MI, a railroad worker, Mary Duffy 36 MI and Libby 2. He was here single in both 1850 and 1860, so have no clue as to his folks. He gets another listing in a few lines in Erie, Monroe County. He married Mary in Wayne County January 28, 1864. She will die very shortly on July 9, 1870. He will then move to Noble County, Indiana, and marry Louisa Baum there July 8, 1875. Something will happen and he will marry Lydia Rice there March 4, 1878. They will be there until he dies in 1894 and she in 1905. His daughter Elizabeth will marry George Sayles there.

 

J. (JOHN) G. PUTNAM  Greenville Township, Montcalm County

He is listed as 41 ENG, a physician.  His wife, Mary Ann O’Heeler, is 37 ENG. The children are: Rebecca 16 ENG, Elizabeth 14 ENG, Alonzo 12 ENG, William 8 ENG, Ida 5 ENG, and Chilton 2 ENG. Rand Putnam found a marriage record for these folks in Roxbury, Mass. in 1853. She is from New Brunswick, Canada. He was born in England in 1829 and his father was named Manuel Putnam.

 

JOHN C. PUTNAM  Blue Lake Township, Muskegon County

John C. is listed as 30 NY, a farmer.  His mother, Laura Bragg Putnam, is 56 CT. His daughter Addie 7 NY, and his brother Charlie (Charles Frederick) 14 NY are with them. Laura will be here in 1880. John will be in Newango and lists himself as divorced then. Charles will be married in Dalton, Muskegon County in 1880 and be there still in 1920. He is a son of Hiram Chapman Putnam and Laura Bragg. He was home with them in 1850 in Allegheny County, NY. John will die here October 29, 1898.

 

GEORGE PUTNAN  Newango Village, Newango County

He is a millwright, 34 NY and boarding.

 

ALBERT PUTNAM  Bloomfield, Oakland County

He is 31 NY, a baker, Harriet 29 CAN, Albert 7 MI, Mabel 5 MI, Della 3 MI. He looks to be the son of Peter and Amelia Putman, as shown in 1850 in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York where he was shown as 11 then.

 

JAMES PUTNAM  Farmington, Oakland County

He is 35 MI, Phebe Ward, his wife, 34 MI. There is a marriage record that they were married October 4, 1865. He is a son of Henry Putman and Belinda Doolittle  from Canada in Dearborn, Wayne County in 1850. Henry was a son of Henry Putman and Dorothy Hainer from the Niagara Area of Ontario Canada and New York State before that. Dutch Family. James and his second wife Eunice Bullard will be in Grand Traverse County Michigan in the 1880s and in 1900.

 

DANIEL PUTNAM  Independence, Oakland County

He is 38 NY, a laborer, Martha 27 OH.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Novi, Oakland County

He is 30 CAN Ontario, Martha Robeson his wife 26 NY, and Otis 3 MI. He is a son of John W. Putnam and Elizabeth Brown from Leeds & Grenville, Ontario Canada. He was with his folks in Renfrew County Ontario in 1861 and then came down here. He and Martha are back in Leeds & Grenville in time for the 1871 census and will remain there forever. Family from New England originally.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Novi, Oakland County

He is 24 MI, Frances 16 MI. They will be in Empire City, Ellsworth County, Kansas in 1875 and 1880. He is a son of Henry and Belinda Putman in Wayne County in 1850. Frank was still there in Dearborn in 1860. His brother James is nearby in Farmington. His wife Francis will die July 17, 1885 in Grand Traverse County Michigan and he will marry Jane Harrington on December 27, 1887 in Traverse City, Michigan. They are there in 1900, 1910 and 1920. He is there by himself in 1930 and will die there December 1, 1930. Dutch folks from New York State.

 

GEORGE L. (LEWIS) PUTNAM  Novi, Oakland County

He is now 37 NY, Mary Hazen 34 MI, Mary E. (Mariann) 13 MI, George 11 MI, Zadah 8 MI, Grant 3 MI, and Clyde 1 MI. They were married here March 4, 1856 and were here in 1860. See that listing for his lineage, New England family from Connecticut to New York to here. They are here in 1880 and George will die here June 15, 1882.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Novi, Oakland County

He is 28 MI, a laborer, Sarah A. Tubbs 26 MI, James A. 1 MI. He is a brother of the above George, and both are sons of George Putnam and Melinda Hosner.

 

MARTIN PUTNAM  Golden Township,  Oceana County

He is 42 NY and a fisherman, Harriett Burlingame 36 NY, Lilly E. 16 MI, Agnes 10 WI, Jenny 7 WI and Henriette 4 WI. He is a son of Daniel and Dianna Putman from Brownville, Jefferson County, New York. They were in Wilson Township, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin in 1850 and 1860. They will be in Pentwater, Oceana County for the rest of their lives. Harriet will die there in Pentwater September 19, 1901. Martin will die in Muskegon, Michigan February 6, 1909.

 

MARTIN PUTNAM  Pentwater Township, Oceana County

A duplicate listing of the above, but this is the township where they will be in 1880 and onwards. Guess just moved over.

 

GEORGE (SPENCER) PUTNAM  Crocker Township, Ottawa County

He is a farmer 40 NY, Jane Hunter is 30 NY, Orlando 12 MI and Fred 2 MI. They were here in the county in 1860, but in Spring Lake Township. He is number 2630, a son of Jeremy Putnam (1174). Next stop for these folks is Grand Rapids, Kent County in 1880 and then Beaumont, Texas.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Georgetown, Ottawa County

He is 24 NY living with a Manson family.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Port Huron, St. Clair County

He is a saloon keeper 44 CAN. His wife Sarah Jane Howe 39 OH, Mary 20 MI, James 11 MI, Fanny 14 MI, Alva 9 MI, Edward 6 MI, William 3 MI and Emma 1/12 MI. He is the one from Canada shown here in 1850 and next in 1880. James (2531) is a son of Joshua Putnam (1142) and his second wife Melinda Flanagan originally from Ontario.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Burr Oak Village, St. Joseph County

He is 37 NY, and lives and works on the Boyles farm.

 

MATHIAS PUTNAM  Constantine, St. Joseph County

Mathias Becker is now 40 NY, Sarah Ann Dickinson his wife is 33 MI, Anna 9 MI, Mary E. 4 MI, Nellie 2 MI. See 1850 or 1860 for his line. They are Dutch folks.

 

FRANCIS PUTNAM  Constantine, St. Joseph County

He is 49 NY, Hannah 48 ENG, Ellen 13 MI. He is the eldest son of Peter Francis Putman and Maria Becker. He has been here a bunch of years.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Florence, St. Joseph County

Been here since the 40s. He is now 48 NY, Caroline 46 NY, Maria 23 MI and Helen 3 MI. His son John and daughter Leah are missing since 1860.

 

MRS. PUTNAM  Leonidas, St. Joseph County

She is listed as 40 NY and a servant with the Vought family. I wonder if she is the following David’s wife.

 

DAVID PUTNAM  Leonidas, St. Joseph County

He is 56 NY, Martha 23 MI, Nora 3 MI and Riley and Rita, twins, 1 MI. He works in a lumber yard.

 

MARIETTA PUTNAM  Nottawa, St. Joseph County

She is 39 OH, Olive 11 MI. They live with a Riley family. She is the wife or ex-wife of Newton Putnam. They were in Athens, Calhoun County with his folks in 1860. Richard and Mary Riley are her parents. She will be with them here in 1880. By 1900, Newton will be in California, single, and again in 1910. Must have split up.

 

PETER PUTNAM  White Pigeon, St. Joseph County

He is 34 NY, Rachel Schultz, his wife, 28 MI, Mary M. 7 MI, Hattie M. 4 MI and Frederick 2 MI. He is Peter junior, a son of Peter Francis Putman and Maria Becker of Constantine.

 

ANNA PUTMAN  Bridgeport, Saginaw County

She is 20 MI and lives in a hotel.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  East Saginaw, Saginaw County

He is 19 NY and is a bartender in a hotel. He is a son of Ezra and Jane Putnam. In 1860, he was at home in Burlington, Calhoun County. He’ll be married here in 1880.

 

EUGENE PUTNAM  Thomaston, Saginaw County

He is 10 MI and lives with George 28 IRE and Jane 24 CAN Wallace. He is William Eugene Putnam. He will be here in East Saginaw listed as a nephew with a Wilson family in 1880. Just not sure who his folks are. He will become a doctor

 

THEODORE PUTMAN  Worth, Sanilac County

He is a farmer 40 NY, Lydia Borden 35 NY, Jane 16 NY, William 14 NY, George 4 NY. He is a son of Aaron Victor Putman and Mary Rose of Prattsburg, Steuben County, New York. He was home there in 1850, and back in Stone Arabia, Montgomery County before that. Dutch family. They’ll be here in 1880 and 1900.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Antrim, Shiawassee County

He is 23 MI, a laborer. He is Parks’ son from Vernon Township. He was there at home in 1860.

 

CAROLINE PUTMAN  Bronson Township, Shiawassee County

Caroline is listed as 42 NY.  She still is living with Robert B. (Blair) Bronson who is 46 NY, a farmer.  The children are: Joseph (Marion) 21 MI, Addison 18 MI, Frank (Francis) 16 MI, Emma 14 MI, Adrian (listed as Audrien here and as Charles A. in 1860) 10 MI, James 8 MI, William 6 MI, Seymour 4 MI, and George Adelbert 2 MI. She was here, without a husband, in 1860, and still has no husband, but more kids.

 

W. R. (WILLIAM) PUTNAM  Scotia, Shiawassee County

He was in Clinton County, but has been here in Scotia about 25 years now. He is 55 NY, Hannah Waters 48 NY, Leyton 23 MI, Jane 19 MI (listed as James back in 1860), and Alvira 16 MI. Dutch folks from Seneca County, NY.

 

B. J. (BARNET JOHNSON) PUTMAN  Scotia, Shiawassee County

Cornelius’ son is now 44 NY, Melinda (Cone) 34 OH, Adel (Eliza A.) 15 MI, Edson (Barnet Edson) 11 MI, Mary 3 MI and George 7/12 MI (born October 1869).

 

J. C. (JOHN CORNELIUS) PUTMAN  Scotia, Shiawassee County

Another of Corney’s kids. He is 42 NY, Nancy (Halstead) 32 MI, Llewellyn 11 MI, Anson (Anson Wesley) 9 MI, Mary 5 MI, Carrie 4 MI. His wife Mary Elizabeth Hammond has died and he married Nancy here in 1867. They will be off to Oklahoma in a few years.

 

PETER J. (JOHANNES) PUTMAN  Scotia, Shiawassee County

Another child of Cornelius and Elizabeth. He is 33 NY, Julia (Dennison) 31 NY, Cornelius 10 MI, Elizabeth 8 MI, John 4 MI, and Mary 1 MI.

 

EDWARD PUTMAN  Vernon Township, Shiawassee County

Edward is listed as 29 MI, a railroad laborer.  His wife, Hannah, is 32 NY.  The children are: Ella 13 MI, Blanche 10 IN, and Jennie 8 IN. He is a son of the following Parks and Lucretia. He was born in Genesee County, Michigan.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Vernon Township, Shiawassee County

John is listed as 38 NY, a day laborer.  There is no wife listed. John has three daughters: Cora 10 OH, Ella 7 MI, and Nellie 5 MI. He too is Parks’ son, but was born back in Monroe County, New York. He was married to his first wife Angelette in Whiteford, Monroe County Michigan in 1860. Cora was with him then just born. She must have died in the late 1860s. He will have a new wife Mina who will die July 16, 1888. I don’t find him again, but I do find his death certificate in Genesee County Michigan. It states he was born in New York December 10, 1830 and died in Genesee County October 25, 1913. I can’t find him though from now on though.

 

PARKS PUTMAN  Vernon Township, Shiawassee County

This is Parks or Parkhurst Putman who was in Genesee County in 1850. He is Reuben’s son from Monroe County, New York. His line goes back to Cornelius Putnam (339) from Sutton, Massachusetts and then Stafford, Connecticut. He is listed as 60 NY, a farmer. His wife, Lucretia Scherer, is 56 NY.  The children still at home are: Mary 16 MI, and Jacob Henry 12 MI.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Vernon Township, Shiawassee County

William is listed as 22 MI, a sawyer (lumberman), and is living in the household of Orson Post, 58, a retired merchant, and Orson's wife.  No relationship is indicated.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Middlebury Township, Shiawassee County

William is listed as 51 VT.  His wife, Olive, is 36 MI.  In the household are: Prindle Holland, 50 NY, Willie Orner 13 MI, and Libbie 6 MI. Willie may be Olive's son from another marriage.

 

JOEL E. PUTMAN  Wells Township, Tuscola County

Joel E. is listed as 46 NY.  His wife, Eliza (Elizabeth Stevens), is 42 NY.  The children are: Elizabeth 13 NY, and Jesse E. 7 NY. He is a son of George Putnam and his first wife Kate Miller of Wheeler, Steuben County New York. He was living with his grandparents John Putnam and Betsy Lord, and was shown with them in 1840 and 1850 in Avoca, Steuben County, New York. He was living near his father George in Wheeler in the 1860 and came out here about 1867 or 1868. He was born in Steuben County New York September 23, 1824 and will die out here July 7, 1913 just 2 months shy of his 90th birthday.

 

WILLIAM C. PUTMAN  Wells, Tuscola County

He was here in 1860. He is now married to Mary Chambers (July 3, 1860). He is 36 NY, Mary 27 CAN, William H. 8 MI, Ann M. 7 MI, Robert J. 5 MI, Sally 2 MI and Susannah 1 MI. He is a son of John Putman and Sarah Martin and was born in Wayne County NY, and then went to Canada with his folks. Dutch family.

 

WILLIAM E. (EZRA) PUTMAN  Wells, Tuscola County

He is a newcomer. He is 36 CAN, Elizabeth Wilmot 34 CAN. He married Elizabeth Wilmot here August 15, 1869. He is a son of the upcoming Thomas Henry Putnam (#2520) and Almira Griffith.

 

CHARLES I. PUTMAN  Dayton, Tuscola County

He is 18 CAN and works on a farm. He is Charles Israel Putnam, a son of Warner Herkimer Putnam and Mary McGaffee. He was born in Dorchester, Ontario and was shown with his folks in the 1851 Canadian Census right after he was born. His dad is a brother of the following Thomas Putnam. He is living with his uncle Jeremiah Noles from Canada. Charles and his dad will be in Arizona by the 1880 census.

 

THOMAS H. (HENRY) PUTMAN  Dayton, Tuscola County

He is 49 CAN, Almira Griffith, his wife, 48 CAN, Sarah A. 18 CAN, Isaac 17 CAN, Mary A. 15 CAN, Clarissa J. 12 CAN, Frederick A. 3 MI. Also there is his mother Eleanor Dygert Putman 73 NY and listed as having no occupation. Good for her, time to just relax. Thomas is number 2520, a son of William Putnam (1141) and Eleanor Dygert, and a grandson of Seth Putnam (452c) of Putnam, Ontario. Almira is a daughter of Ezra Griffith and Martha Odell. Thomas will be here until he dies December 30, 1885. Almira will die here April 15, 1886.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Tuscola, Tuscola County

He is 48 NY, Irena Waltz 42 NY, Anna 17 NY, Adrian 13 MI and Loretta 4 MI. They were here in 1860. He was in Jefferson County, New York in the 1850 census, and here in 1860. In 1880 and 1900 he lists that both his folks were also born in Vermont. He will die here May 7, 1912. In his death certificate he says his full name is William Nathan born in Vermont February 26, 1822 and his father was Nathaniel Putnam. Rand Putnam thinks that his dad may be the Nathaniel who was a son of Jonathan Putnam and Abigail Burton. The family was in Andover, Windsor County Vermont in 1820. That Nathaniel married Elizabeth Emily Case and was in Vernon Wisconsin in 1850.

 

JOHN W. PUTNAM  Tuscola, Tuscola County

He is 24 NY, Mary Marie Randall 17 MI, and Lawrence 7/12 MI. They will be in Vassar, Tuscola County in 1880. He is the eldest son of the above William and Irene Putnam.

 

MARY B. PUTNAM  Pine Grove, Van Buren County

She is 24 NY, Bert 4 MI and Hettie 1 MI. They are with her parents John and Hannah Brown. Mary Elizabeth Brown is married to Lewis Putnam from New York. Lewis is a son of George Putnam and Elsie Smith from Herkimer County New York and Vermont before that. He’s somewhere now, but they will all be together in 1880 in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Michigan.

 

HELEN A. PUTMAN  Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County

She is 36 NY, Helen L. 7 MI. They live with Levi and Laura Barker. Helen Barker is the second wife and now widow of Lyman Putnam. They were in Battle Creek, Calhoun County in 1860. Helen and her daughter are in Atchison County Kansas in 1875 and 1880.

 

GILBERT H. PUTNAM  Manchester, Washtenaw County

He is a harness maker 42 NY, Mary Jane 42 NY, Ann E. 11 MI. He seems to have been here in 1860, but was not indexed. He will soon go off to Lincoln, Nebraska where he will remain.

 

DANIEL PUTNAM  Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County

He was in Kalamazoo in 1860. He is now 46 NH, Sarah Elizabeth Smith 42 NY, Alice 15 MI, Mary 9 MI, Arthur 8 MI, Ruth 2 MI and Charles 2/12 MI (March 1870). Daniel was born in Lyndeborough on January 8, 1824 and will die in Ypsilanti where he was mayor for a while. Daniel graduated from Dartmouth in 1851 and headed here to teach at Kalamazoo College, and will teach at Michigan State in 1869. He married Sarah July 27, 1852 at New Hampton, New Hampshire. Daniel was a son of Captain Israel Putnam and Ruth Sargent of South Lyndeborough, New Hampshire. He will die here July 29, 1906. Sarah is a daughter of Eli Burnham Smith and Elizabeth Moore. I found a death certificate for the daughter Ruth. She was a teacher and still single when she died in a hospital in Detroit June 27, 1909.

 

GEORGE C. (CARLTON) PUTNAM  Brownstown, Wayne County

He is 38 NY, a sawmill agent, Elizabeth A. Force 36 NY, Carrie 13 NY, and Charles W. 11 NY. He is a son of John and Elmira Putnam, grandson of John Putnam (1741) and Elizabeth Carlton. He was in Greece, New York with his mother Elmira or Almira in the 1855 state census. They were all in Rochester, Monroe County New York in 1860. George will die September 5, 1873 and be buried back in Rochester, New York. I don’t the rest in 1880, but in 1900 Elizabeth is still widowed and is with her daughter Carolyn in Kansas City, Missouri. Caroline is a Physician then and will be in Kansas City till she dies April 2, 1917. New England Family.

 

HENRY F. PUTNAM  Canton, Wayne County

He is 60 NY, Sarah Sanderson 60 NY, Louisa 24 OH, a teacher, Emma 14 MI and Albert 13 MI. He was in Cleveland, Ohio in 1840, Detroit in 1850, in Oakland County in 1860.

 

GARRET C. PUTMAN  Taylor, Wayne County

He’s been here a while, and is now 53 NY, Rachel Haight 38 NY, Joseph C. 15 MI, Seymour 12 MI and Horace 11 MI. His first wife, Lydia Ann Pardee died February 4, 1862. He married Rachel Ann Haight here on April 7, 1864. He was born March 22, 1817, and will be here until he dies June 14, 1882. He is Dutch, a son of Lewis Putman and Hannah Rudd of Montgomery County, New York. The son Seymore Vernette was born May 19, 1857 and will die here in Taylor April 9, 1902. The son Joseph Clinton was born January 22, 1855 and will die in Corvallis, Montana. The son Horace Milton was born June 9, 1859 and will also die in Corvallis, Montana

 

LUCY PUTNAM  Detroit, Wayne County

She is 19 NY, and a servant with a Hudson Family.

 

THOMAS R. (ROLFE) PUTNAM  Detroit, Wayne County

He is 30 CAN, a clerk in the assessors office, Elizabeth Van Vleet 31 CAN and Herbert 8 CAN. He is number 2538, a son of Joshua Putnam (1142) and his third wife Mary Barrows. See the 1825 for his line out of Canada from Vermont way back.

 

 

MICHIGAN 1880 CENSUS

 

This is the full 1880 Federal Census, not just the Soundex only portion of the census.

 

D. C. (DYER CONGER) PUTNAM  Douglas, Allegan County

He is 37 NY, Kate (Catherine Enoch) 33 IL, Ralph 5 MI, Ethel 3 MI, Dyer 1 MI and Edla Washburn 20 NY (niece). He is Dyer Conger Putnam, and was last in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. His folks were Dyer Putnam and Lucy Conger of Oswego County, New York. He was born in Phoenix, Oswego County December 20, 1843. He married Catherine Jane Enoch in Rockford on January 17, 1872. He will die here of pneumonia on November 9, 1894. She will be widowed here in 1900 then in Rockford Illinois in 1920. Catherine will die there April 11, 1920, but be buried back up here in Douglas. The family goes back from Dyer > Dyer (or Diah, a nickname for Jedediah Junior #2254) > Jedediah (979) > John > Eleazer > Eleazer > John > John Putnam.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Gun Plains, Allegan County

He is Charles Cassius Putnam 35 OH VT PA a farmer, Louisa Pangburn 28 NY NY NY, Harry E. 7 MI, Fred C. 4 MI and Cora B. 9/12 MI. He was with his folks Charles and Lucinia here in 1870. He married Louisa here December 27, 1871.

 

F. C. (FERNANDO CORTEZ) PUTMAN  Martin Township, Allegan County

He is 38 NY NY NY, Grace 8 MI. His wife Helen Bradley seems to have died, as they were all here in 1870. He too is a son of Charles and Lucinia, and was with them in 1870. He works on the Smith farm. He will marry Abbie Bogue August 10, 1885, and they are here in 1900.

 

JAMES F. PUTNAM  Plainwell, Allegan County

He is 66 VT MA MA a retired farmer. Abigail is 68 VT MA MA. They were here in 1870, Calhoun County in 1860. He's Peter Putnam Senior's son from St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

 

RANSOM PUTNAM  Plainville, Allegan County

James’ son is now 45 PA VT MA a foundry owner. His wife Chloe Riley is 45 OH NY CT, Alice 20 MI and Nellie 12 MI. He is a son of James Putnam and Abigail Long from St. Johnsbury, Vermont and then in Calhoun County here in Michigan by the 1840s. They were here in 1870 too. By 1900, they will move to Mendon, St. Joseph County. Chloe’s folks live there now and they probably moved there in the early 1880s to help run the farm

 

IRA PUTMAN  Salem, Allegan County

He is 43 NY NJ NJ, Narcissa Bunker, his wife, 42 OH VT NY, and Ira E. 2 MI. He is the son of Joseph and Harriet Putnam, and has been here a while now. Ira was born May 25, 1837 and will die here February 18, 1896. Narcissa will be widowed here in 1900 and 1910. The son Ira Earl was born October 16, 1877 and will die here December 15, 1886.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Hastings, Barry County

He is a farmer 32 MI NH NY, Harriet Phillips 25 MI and Lillian 6 MI. He is a son of Orlin Putnam and Caroline Brown from Calhoun County. Little tid bit here. The daughter Lillian will marry her first cousin William Woodford Putnam and they are in Iosco County till she dies there in 1920. William is a son of Frank and Mary Putnam in Eaton County. Both Frank and her dad George are Orlin Putnam’s sons.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Nashville, Barry County

He is 33 OH ME ME (actually OH NH NH), and runs a hardware store. His wife Aggie is 39 VT VT VT. They were here in 1870 and will be through 1910. He is a son of Miles Putnam from Williams County Ohio and New Hampshire before that.

 

CHARLES PUTMAN  Thornapple Township, Barry County

He is 36 RI, Adeline 32 MI, Grace 10 MI, Benjamin 9 MI and Norman 3 MI. Adeline Hinsdale 64 VT, niece (probably an aunt). He is a son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Putnam, and was at home in Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island in 1860.

 

JAMES PUTNAM  Arenac, Bay County

He is a laborer 20 OH OH OH. He will be here in what will be Arenac County in 1900 through 1930. Most of the time he says he was born in PA with a mom from OH. But I can never find him before this.

 

JOHN PUTMAN Arenac, Bay County

He is 51 NY NY NY a laborer, widowed, and boarding. He was alone here in 1870.

 

CALLIE PUTMAN  Bay City, Bay County

California Putman is 30 MI, her mother Sally Ann 74 MI (should be CT), also Elizabeth Taylor (her sister) 33 MI, Clara 10 MI and Ella 8 MI. Sally is the widow of John Wilson Putman, Dutch folks. And has been in Michigan since the 1840s.

 

FRANCIS PUTMAN  Bay City, Bay County

He is 53 CAN, Lucy 38 CAN, Frank 22 CAN, Anthony 19 CAN, Maxon 19 CAN, Edward 17 CAN, John 15 CAN, Lucy 12 MI and Julius 10 MI.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Bay City, Bay County

He is 19 CAN CAN CAN and boarding with Isaac Chase.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Pine River, Bay County

He is 22 MI MI MI, Eva 20 NY NY NY. He works in a saw Mill. He is here again, but with a new younger wife, in 1900.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Bertrand Township, Berrien County

He is 31 OH PA PA, Emaline Rough 22 MI PA PA, Ella M. 2 MI and Alva I. 1 MI. He is a son of Jacob Putman and Susan Linniger from Hancock County, Ohio. In 1860 and 1870 he was in Fulton County, Indiana with his folks. They are in Marshall County, Indiana in 1900.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Bridgeman, Berrien County

He is 70 VT MA MA a blacksmith, Lucinia Bennett 65 VT VT PA. He is a son of Archelaus Putnam and Martha Hawkins. They’ve been around for years, were in Allegan County in 1870. Charles was born March 24, 1810 and Lucinia was born May 16, 1816. He will die here in 1892 and Lucinia in Grand Rapids on January 14, 1903.

 

LABIN PUTNAM  Bridgeman, Berrien County

He is a son of the above Charles and Lucinia. He is 42 NY NY NY a blacksmith with his dad, Lucinda Brong his wife is 40 OH NY NY.

 

HUBERT (HERBERT) PUTNAM  Lincoln Township, Berrien County

He is 38 NY NY NY and seemingly widowed as his wife Elizabeth Fuller has died. At home are Margaret 12 MI and William 5 MI. He will be here in 1900 with his remarried and then twice-widowed mother Margaret. He’s Perley’s son. The daughter Margaret was born in 1867 and will die here October 18, 1897 still single at age 30.

 

WORTHY PUTNAM  Oronoko, Berrien County

He is still here and is a retired lawyer, 69 NY MA MA, Mary Dalrymple is 56 NY CT CT.

 

ALBERT PUTNAM  Pipestone, Berrien County

He is 39 NY NY NY, a miller. Rebecca Ann Kelsey is 38 MI NY NY, Alberta 17 MI, William K. 15 MI. Also here is his brother Louis E. (Eber) 24 MI, also a miller. Couple more kids of Perley Putnam and Margaret Crampton.

 

WILEY PUTMAN  Bethel Township, Branch County

He is 35 MI VT NY, Julia (Stirms or Stearns) 33 MI (GERMANY), Ella 10 MI, Dora 8 MI, George 7 MI and Alta 4 MI. He married Julia here June 16, 1870. They were in Bronson in 1870. He is a son of Lewis Putnam and Harriet Perkins. He was born in Union, Branch County.

 

TUNIS PUTMAN  Bronson Township, Branch County

He is 56 NY NY NY, Emma 48 NY, Ellie 23 NY, Philetus 21 MI and Edwin 6 MI. They were here in 1860 on, Dutch. His name is properly spelled as Teunis.

 

JERRY PUTNAM  Coldwater, Branch County

Jeremy is now 46 NY MA MA and Melissa 36 OH NY VT. They were here in 1870.

 

RILEY PUTMAN  Clearwater, Branch County

He is 11 MI and living with A. S. Greenwood in what looks to be an orphanage or boarding school. He is a son of David and Martha Putnam from St. Joseph’s County. He was home there in 1870 and his now widowed dad is still there as is his twin sister Rita. He’ll be in Berrien County in 1900 through 1920.

 

GEORGE PUTMAN  Union Township, Branch County

He is 40 OH OH OH, Caroline Whitney, his wife, 38 CAN, Myron 18 MI, Alva (Alvin) 8 MI. Joseph Putman, his father is 75 NY and living with them. They have been here since the 1850s. Before that they were in Bath, Summit County, Ohio. His brother Myron is listed later in Shiawassee County, and Joseph is listed there as well. His folks, Joseph Putnam and Harriet Curtis, were from New York. Joseph was a son of Cornelius Putnam and Bridget Nevins. His wife Carrie will die in Battle Creek, Calhoun County January 23, 1899.

 

CYRUS PUTNAM  Athens, Calhoun County

Peter’s son Cyrus Andrew has been here a long time now. He is 53 NY MA VT, Clara (Clarissa Collins) his wife 53 NY NY NY. Also here is his son Peter 30 MI and his wife Charlotte Ann Doane 28 MI. His other son Frank is now 17 MI. He is a son of Peter Putnam (Jr.) number 2858 and Sally Daniels. Clara will die here May 11, 1886. Cyrus was born in 1826 and will die here in Athens in 1913. Their son Peter married Charlotte in St. Joseph County May 15, 1876. He was born May 26, 1850 and will die in Mendon, St. Joseph County on February 14, 1914. Peter’s wife Charlotte will die here in 1897. I don’t find Peter in 1900 but in 1910 he is in St. Josrph’s County living with his daughter Hope. They will have a son Louis Charles Putnam born in 1882 and will die here in Athens July 13, 1899.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Battle Creek, Calhoun County

He is 63 ME ME ME, Celia Leman 48 MI (should be ME), and Melvin 13 ME. He is William Walker Putnam from Norridgewock, Somerset County, Maine. They were there in 1870. Melvin wasn’t listed then, but will be here and married in 1900. William will die here in Battle Creek August 27, 1891. Celia will be widowed and with her son, William Leman Putnam, in Lawrence County, South Dakota in 1900 and 1910 and 1920 at age 86.

 

ALONZO PUTMAN  Burlington, Calhoun County

He is 31 NY NY NY, Martha C. 27 MI NY NY. His brother Charles 20 MI is here as well. Charles was here with his father Alfred Putnam in 1860, but there was no mom or no Alonzo, so not totally sure, but they were in Burlington. Alonzo and Martha are in Shiawassee County in 1910, Ingham County in 1910 and back in Shiawassee in 1920. Charles will marry Julia Distro here in 1881, and they will be in Branch County next door in 1900.

 

EDWARD PUTNAM  Clarendon Township, Calhoun County

He is 23 MI, the son of William and Abby, Jessie Cora Henshaw 22 MI and Florence 1 MI. He was born here. He married Jessie May 30, 1875. He will die here in 1881.

 

ORLIN PUTNAM  Eckford Township, Calhoun County

He is 66 MA, Caroline Brown 65 NY, John 27 MI, Edward 25 MI and Carrie Van Buren 8 MI a granddaughter (belongs to his daughter Fanny who married Thomas Van Buren). He is Cornelius' son and has been here since the 1830s after coming from Hanover, New Hampshire. He will be here until his death November 13, 1897.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Fredonia, Calhoun County

He is 43 NY, Cora E. Wetmore 31 MI, Lewis 18 MI, Elmer 16 MI, Clara 11 MI, Cora M. 8 MI, Dora 6 MI. He is Cornelius's son. He was here in Calhoun County in 1860, but with a different wife Abby Styles 4 years older than he. All the kids are MI NY NY and born with Abby. He married Cora Wetmore here September 6, 1877. Cora was born June 9, 1848 and she will die October 28, 1918. Bill has a new wife Annie in 1900, so he and Cora must have gotten divorced.

 

PETER S. (SCHUYLER) PUTNAM  Leroy, Calhoun County

He is now 39 MI (NY), Mary Elizabeth Sheets 49 MD MD MD and Jenney 15 MI. He is a son of Willard Putnam (2862) and Mary Ann Jones from Rochester, New York. His dad died there in 1844 and his mother remarried by 1850. He first pops up here in the 1850s. See the 1870 for how he married his cousin George’s wife after George died. He will be widowed here in 1900, as Elizabeth will die here May 24, 1899.

 

JEROME PUTNAM  Marshall, Calhoun County

He is Stephen Jerome Putnam 34 IL, Margaret Edwards 24 NY and Ina 1 MI. He was here single in 1870, and will be here through 1920. See the 1860 for my guesswork. He is a horse dealer.

 

IRA J. PUTNAM  Cassopolis, Cass County

He is now 52 MI OH OH, Nancy 52 NY NY NY. He was born here, and was widowed in 1870. Nancy is a new wife. By 1900 he is again widowed and living with his married daughter Stella, and by 1906 he is in Alberta Canada with his son Orlean.

 

CHARLES A. PUTNAM  LaGrange Township, Cass County

He is 34 MI NY NJ, Julia Gordon 32 IL, Frank 0. 9 IA, Emma Maud 7 IA, Willie Nelson (not the singer) 1 MI and Mary Gordon 64 NY (Julia's mother). He is Orlean's son, and was here at home last census time. They will be in Harrison County, Iowa by the 1895 and 1900 census.

 

ORLEAN PUTNAM  LaGrange Township, Cass County

Uzziel’s son is now 71 NY VT VT, Amelia Vanderhoof 64 NJ NJ VA. Orlean was born May 7, 1808 and will die here January 19, 1886. Amelia will die here November 5, 1881.

 

ROSA PUTNAM  LaGrange Township, Cass County

Ira’s daughter is now 19 MI and a servant with the Reynolds family.

 

LIZZIE M. PUTNAM  Pokagon, Cass County

She is 35 IL, Mabel 11 MI and Hilda 4 MI. She is Lizzie Finch, widow of Uzziel Putnam (4th). She was his second wife, they were married here February 16, 1875. Uzziel has just died back on February 10, 1879. Lizzie will marry Alexander Robertson and be here with him and Hilda in 1900.

 

UZZIEL PUTNAM  Pokagon, Cass County

Uzziel (3rd) is now 87 VT MA MA, Anna Chapman 88 CT ENG ENG.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Fort Brady, Chippewa County

He is a private in the U. S. Army.

 

CHAUNCY PUTNAM  Frost, Clare County

He is 59 NY NY NY and a widowed farmer.

 

PERRY PUTMAN  Bingham, Clinton County

He is 40 NY NY NY, Martha Alvers 34 NY FRANCE NY, Francis 14 NY, Edward 11 NY, Minnie 9 NY, Albert 6 NY, Alida 3 NY, Lizzie 8/12 MI. Eunice Carr 40 NY, sister-in-law, Nancy (Letson) Alvers 82 NY mother-in-law. He is a son of Henry Putman and Sarah Gordon of Niagara County, New York. He was home there in 1850. They will be in Gratiot County in 1900.

 

JACOB PUTMAN  Greenbush, Clinton County

He is 57 CAN NY NY, Edward 7 MI and enumerated with Henry Stephens. He will be in Gratiot County with a new wife Emily in 1900. Based on the death certificate of his son Edward in Kalamazoo October 21, 1918. It states his father Jacob was born in Lockport, Niagara County New York and his mother was Mary E. Fox born in Cleveland, Ohio. The only family in Lockport in the 1820s was that of Peter Putnam (number 2442) and Lucinda Eggleston. Must be his folks.

 

DECOSTA PUTNAM  Ovid, Clinton County

He is 28 NY NY NY, Martha Ann Cox 24 OH OH OH. They were married here October 26, 1875. He is the son of John Wesley Putnam’s son Charles who died when he was tiny. He was raised by John Wesley Putnam.

 

JOHN W. (WESLEY) PUTNAM  Ovid, Clinton County

He is 53 NY VT VT, Caroline Putnam (daughter of Perley Putnam and Prudence Allen) 49 NY NY NY, and their son Amon T. 13 NY NY NY. Amon was born in 1866 and will die in 1933. He will be married here in 1900. John will die here in 1898, Caroline in 1888.

 

JOHN H. PUTMAN  Ovid Township, Clinton County

He is John Henry Putman. He is 37 MI NY NY, Emma Granger 31 MI MA MA, Ella 11 MI, Alva 8 MI, Cora 5 MI, Clara 3 MI and Rosa 4/12 MI. Also listed are his parents Jacob Blood Putman 66 NY and Eunice Ellis Putman 58 NY. Look back in 1850 for his folks. The line is shown there. They are Dutch folks from Montgomery County, New York. John Henry was born in Clarendon, Calhoun County April 14, 1843. He will remarry and be in Michigan until February 26, 1915 when he will die. His dad, Jacob, will be here until he dies March 11, 1899.

 

CHARLOTTE PUTMAN  Watertown, Clinton County

She is 55 NY NY NY and a servant with John Creyts.

 

PAULINA H. PUTNAM  Grayling, Crawford County

She is 22 NY NY NY and boarding. She is a daughter of William and Hulda Putnam from Lyons, Wayne County, NY. She was home there in 1860, and then the folks moved to Ingham County, Michigan by 1870.

 

LUCY C. PUTNAM  Olivet, Eaton County

She is 69 CAN NY NY and lives with her daughter H. H. McDonald 38 NY CT CAN. She looks to be the wife/widow of Joseph Putnam as shown in Troy, NY in the 1850 census. But, they didn’t show an 8 years old daughter then.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Sunfield, Eaton County

He is 30 OH OH OH, Mandilla 21 MI NY MA.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Sunfield, Eaton County

He is Francis Orlin Putnam 36 MI NY NY, Mary Jackson 33 MI ENG VT. They have William W. 11 MI, Blanche 5 MI and Fred (Alfred Leander) 3 MI. He is Orlin Putnam and Caroline Brown's son from Calhoun County. They were here in 1870. He was born April 6, 1844 and will die in Iosco County January 20, 1921. Mary was born in Jackson County Michigan July 8, 1847 and will die in Iosco County February 26, 1928. He married Mary January 26, 1866.

 

HENRY PUTNAM  Sunfield Township, Eaton County

He is 30 MI, Emma 28 OH, Justin 4 MI and Alvin (Elvin Watson) 2 MI. He is Orlin's son from Calhoun County. He will be here in 1900 thru 1920 with a new wife, Emily.

 

FLORA PUTNAM  Clio, Genesee County

She is 22 MI NY NY, her brother Willie J. 14 MI NY NY. They are children of Nelson and Melvina Putnam. They were all here in Richfield, Genesee County in 1870. Parents divorced. They live with their mother Melvina S. Dunn 45 NY. There is no husband listed though. She lists herself as divorced, so Dunn may have been her maiden name, not that of a second husband. Nelson is currently living in Flint.

 

MARY A. PUTNAM  Clio, Genesee County

She is 23 MI NY NY and lives with her parents John and Achsah Dobbs. She lives close to Melvina and the kids. I assume she is married to their son Frank who is now ‘missing.’

 

ROMAIN PUTNAM  Flint, Genesee County

He is 41 NY a produce dealer, Ellen 29 NY, Morris 2 MI and Merton 4/12 MI. He is a son of Morris Putnam and Maria Lord from here in 1870, though he was born in Batavia, Genesee County, New York. He married Helen Wolverton.

 

CHARLES M. PUTNAM  Flint, Genesee County

He is 37 NY NY MA, Abigail 37 CAN. Also there are two daughters by her former marriage to a Mr. Mossop, and they use the name Putnam now. Loretta E. 18 CAN, Euphemia D. 15 OH. He is a physician and a son of Morris Putnam and was with him here in 1870.

 

JAMES W. PUTNAM  Flint, Genesee County

He is 30 NY, Minnie 21 OH and Harry 3 MI. He is a son of Jerome Putnam and Martha Skinner from Batavia, NY.

 

MORRIS PUTNAM  Flint, Genesee County

He is now 70 NY NY NY, Maria Lord 68 MA MA MA. Mortimer H. 21 MI is still at home, and works in his brother’s store. Morris will die here November 25, 1890. Maria Will die here December 24, 1891.

 

MORRIS J. (JEROME) PUTNAM  Flint, Genesee County

He is now 45 NY NY MA, Martha Jane Skinner 44 MI, Wilber J. 21 MI, Loretta A. 18 MI and Blanche 14 MI.

 

NELSON PUTNAM  Flint, Genesee County

He is now divorced and boarding. His wife Melvina and the kids are in Clio. He is 46 NY UNKNOWN UNKNOWN. Should be 54 NY. He is a carpenter and will die here September 17, 1886.

 

VALENTINE PUTNAM  Flint, Genesee County

He is 79 NY widowed and lives in a Hotel. He is a son of Caleb Putnam of Rome New York, and was last in Pembroke, Genesee County, New York. He is number 2447 in Eben’s books.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Forest, Genesee County

He is 17 NY NY NY and a laborer with Samuel Wilson. In 1900 he is here and is married to Carrie Gower. They are then in Shiawassee County through 1930. He first married Jennie Wilson here on November 25, 1886. She died and he then married Carrie here on July 15, 1893. The IGI wedding info gives his full name as William Eugene Putnam. Have no idea about his folks. In 1900 he says both from Pennsylvania, then later both from New York.

 

WILLIAM H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Goodrich, Genesee County

He is 40 MI CT MA, Rhoda Frost 36 MI, Mary 12 MI, George 9 MI and Grace 2 MI. Also listed is Mary J. (Mary Jane Sawyer) Putnam 68 MA, his now widowed mother. He is a druggist. He is a son of William Henry and Mary Putnam. They were in Oakland County in 1850 and in Atlas, Genesee County in 1860. His dad was from New York, and died here December 3, 1878. His mother will be here until she dies July 6, 1889. Young William married Rhoda Ann Frost here June 2, 1864. He will die here himself on June 7, 1895.

 

PARKS PUTNAM  Montrose, Genesee County

He is 69 NH CT CT and a widowed farmer. His wife Lucretia Scherer has died in the last several years. His son Henry 23 MI NH NY is with him. They were here in 1850, and then in Shiawassee County up till now.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Thetford, Genesee County

He is 20 NY NY NY and lives with Nahum Wilson.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Emerson Township, Gratiot County

He is 46 NY NH NY, Lydia A. Freeland  41 NY, Denzal 20 NY, Claud (Charles in 1870) 14 PA, Eva 13 NY and Gertie 3 MI. He is a son of Hiram Putnam (2024) and Lucinda Stephens. He was at home in Steuben County, New York in 1850. They were here in 1870. He will die here September 24, 1901 and Lydia will die here in Emerson December 7, 1907. New Englanders.

 

CECELIA M. PUTNAM  Ithaca, Gratiot County

She is 10 MI NY IN. She is a stepdaughter of Nicholas and Artie Van Dine. Artie 29 IN is the widow of the J. Milton Putnam here in 1870.

 

CHARLES H. PUTNAM  Layfayette Township, Gratiot County

He is 38 MI NY NY, Sarah 36 MI, Aubrey (a son listed as James A. in 1870) 12 MI, Herbert (Charles in 1900) 10 MI, Glennie (daughter) 7 MI and Ray 4 MI. He was listed as a border in Oakland County in 1850 and the same here in 1860. He is a son of George Putnam and Melinda Hosner, and was in Novi, Oakland County in 1870.

 

A. (ADDISON) PUTNAM  Cambria, Hillsdale County

He is 24 MI MI NY and listed as a son in law with Simon Parkhurst. He is married to their daughter Elva 20 MI. He is a son of Ephraim T. Putman and his second wife Elsa Mulliken. He was born in Jefferson, Hillsdale County July 27, 1855. He married Elva March 17, 1879. They’ll be here in 1900.

 

LYMAN PUTNAM  Cambria, Hillsdale County

He is 38 NY NY NY (really OH), Rachel Osborne 34 OH, Bertha (Jane in 1870) 11 MI and Kate 2 MI. Miles Putnam and Mary Ann Eddy’s son was here in 1870. See that entry for his lineage. His full name is Lyman Spaulding Putnam. He was born in Bridgewater, Williams County Ohio in 1841 and will die here June 7, 1899. Rachel will be in St. Josephs County in 1900 and then will die here April 29, 1906. Rachel is a daughter of Richard Osborn and Sarah Bloomfield and was born in Stark County Ohio December 20, 1842.

 

ANDREW J. PUTNAM  Hillsdale, Hillsdale County

He is 22 MI and working on a farm. He is a son of Ephraim and Elsa from here. He’ll be married here in 1900.

 

C. H. PUTNAM  Hillsdale, Hillsdale County

He is 45 OH and a cabinet maker.

 

ELSIE PUTNAM  Jefferson, Hillsdale County

Elsa Mulliken is Ephraim’s widow. He died here in 1865. She is 45 NY NY NY, Alfred 25 MI NY NY, Carrie 18 MI, Andrew 22 MI, Albert 18 MI, Sarah 17 MI.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Jefferson, Hillsdale County

He is 18 MA MA MA and a farm hand with Robert Nichols. He looks to be the son of William Putnam as shown in 1870 in Gardiner, Massachusetts.

 

CHARLES PUTMAN  Jonesville, Hillsdale County

He is 26 PA OH OH and boarding with a Young family.

 

DAVID PUTNAM  Leroy, Ingham County

He is 48 NY NY NY, Malissa Grimm 43 IL, Richard H. 18 MI, May V. 16 MI, Judge (listed Lindsay in 1870) 12 MI, Gilbert C. (Clyde) 1 MI. He is the twin of Daniel in Wheatfield, even though they show different ages. Dutch folks

 

EMMA PUTMAN  Leroy, Ingham County

She is 18 MI NY NY and lives with her mother Martha Jane Huston 48 NY NY NY and her stepfather John Huston. They were here in 1870, and back in 1850 Martha was married to William Putman from here. Dutch line.

 

MONROE PUTNAM  Leroy, Ingham County

He is 39 NY, Amelia White 32 PA and a son Audley 2 MI. They will be here in 1900. He is a son of Barney Putnam and Margaret Burkhart and was home in Argentine, Genesee County Michigan in 1860. I think Barnet is a son of Victor Johannes Putman and Maria Schall from Montgomery County. He is a part of the New York Dutch family.

 

GRANT & NANNIE PUTNAM  Leroy, Ingham County

He is 14 MI NY MI, Nancy is 8 MI and stepdaughter of Levi Culver. They are children of Gilbert Putman and Helen Mather Newcomb from here. Their mother, Helen 36 MI NY NY, has remarried Levi after Gilbert died May 28, 1872. Grant will be married here in 1900. Nancy Marilla will marry a Horton and will die in Leroy during childbirth September 27, 1902.

 

ABRAM PUTMAN  Leslie, Ingham County

Abraham is 48 NY NY NY, Mary Blazier his wife 44 NY NY NY, and William 14 MI. They have been here since the 1860. I don’t find them in 1900. In 1910, their daughter Eva is in Buchanan County Iowa and has her mom with her. Mary is then listed as Mary Platt 74 NY NY NY, so Abraham died and Mary married a Pond guy and was widowed a second time by 1910. The son William will be in Wisconsin by 1900 and Minnesota by 1920. His death certificate when he died in Spokane Washington in 1959 stated his mother’s name was Mary Blazier. So Pond would be a second married name for her.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Mason, Ingham County

He was here in 1870 and is still a Baptist minister. He is 58 NY NY NY, Hulda Ann Burroughs is 51 NY CT NY, Lena 21 NY, Eva E. 17 NY and Edward H. 13 NY. He is a son of Simeon Putman and Hannah Gutterman. He was born in Sharon, Schoharie County, NY on June 21, 1823. Dutch. He married Emily Woods on May 19, 1846. They were in Orleans County New York in 1850. She died in 1853. He then married Hulda Ann Burroughs in 1855. They were in Lyons, Wayne County New York in 1860. In 1870 and 1880 they are in Mason Village, Ingham County, Michigan. He is widowed in Lansing, Michigan in 1900 and 1910. He will return to Batavia, Genesee County New York and die there May 3, 1913 at age 89. His line goes back William > Simeon > Arent D. > Derrick > Lodowyck A. > Arent J. > Jan Poutman.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Wheatfield, Ingham County

He is 47 NY NY NY, Lizzie (Elizabeth Babbage) 39 NY ENG ENG, Earnest 15 MI, Belle 6 MI and Mary Higgins 22 NY (niece). He is a son of Richard and Nancy and has been here from 1850 on. Dutch folks.

 

NELLIE PUTNAM  Campbell, Ionia County

She is 9 MI and stepdaughter of Edward and Mary 31 MI NY NY Baldwin. There is a death certificate for Nellie in Emmet County. Her married name is Harper when she died March 29, 1920. It says she was born here in Campbell December 24, 1870. It states here dad was Lubman Putnam born in Michigan and mother was Maria Chase born in Michigan. Actually her dad was Laban Putnam. He was a son of Charles (from Vermont) and Lucinia Putnam. He was at home with them in 1860 in Newango County. Laban married Mary Melissa Chase February 26, 1866 and they were in Yankee Springs, Barry County in 1870.

 

ESTHER PUTNAM  Ionia, Ionia County

She is 30 NY PA PA and a servant with Jonathan Rollins.

 

FRANKLIN H. PUTNAM  Ionia, Ionia County

He is 32 VT VT NH, a mechanic, living with Anne L. Peters. Both he and the above Esther list themselves as married. He looks to be Franklin Henry Putnam, a son of John and Laurissa Putnam of Windham County, Vermont. He was home there up till the 1870. But he is also listed back there and married to a Martha. And will be there with her and Laurissa in 1900. So I am not exactly positive on this guy here or the one back in Vermont. May be the same guy just out here on business. Keep guessing.

 

MALVINA PUTNAM  Henrietta, Jackson County

She is widowed, 43 NY NY PA and lives with Sidney Johnson. Have no proof as to her husband, but her maiden name is Drake. She was born in 1835 and will die here in Jackson County in 1895. Looks like she was married to George Putnam in Sanford, Broome County New York in 1860. But can’t find any of them in 1870.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Jackson, Jackson County

He is 38 MI, Christina Augusta Storms is 32 MI, Luna E. 15 MI, Edmund 12 MI, Archie J. 8 MI, Charles A. 11/12 MI and Harriet Storms 68 NY (mother in law). He is a son of Joseph Bailey Putnam. He was at home with them in Jackson County in 1850 and was in Clinton County in 1860, and married here in Jackson in 1870.

 

JAY PUTMAN  Jackson, Jackson County

He is 31 MI. Catherine Minerva Stone 29 MI, Emily 9 MI and William 7 MI. He is John and Emily's son from Jackson County who was listed as Thompson in 1860, and Jay here in 1870. They are here in 1900 and his second wife Clara is widowed here in 1920.

 

GEORGE, LUCY & OTHERS PUTNAM  Jackson, Jackson County

George is 18 MI, Lucy 21 MI, Addie 16 MI, Vienna 13 MI. These are kids of Albert Putnam and Sarah Chapman. Albert died recently on May 26, 1880 and his wife Sarah Chapman must have died in the past 10 years, as neither is around now.

 

ELI PUTMAN  Leoni, Jackson County

He is now 51 NY NY NY, Emily 41 OH OH NY. His folks, John and Emily Putman, live with him but I’m giving them separate treatment. Eli was born in 1828 and will die here in 1895. Emily on the other hand was born in 1838 and will die at age 95 here in Jackson in 1933.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Leoni, Jackson County

 He is now 75 NY NJ NJ. Emily Johnson his wife is 71 NY NY NY. Been around since the 1830s. Dutch family out of New Jersey. John will die here November 30, 1885.

 

MERRITT PUTMAN  Leoni, Jackson County

John and Emily’s son is now 42 MI NY NY. His wife Minerva English is 38 OH PA PA. He was at home with his folks in 1850 and 1860. He wasn’t listed in 1870, but was around here someplace as he married Minerva here April 24, 1864.

 

EUNICE PUTNAM  Comstock, Kalamazoo County

She is 52 NY NY NY a widow. Her granddaughter Mina (Minnie) is 11 MI NY OH.

 

JULIA PUTNAM  Cooper, Kalamazoo County

She is 52 NY CT MA and lives with William Delano.

 

DANIEL PUTNAM  Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County

He is 70 NY NY NY, Dolly 42 NY NY NY, and Laura 8 MI. He looks to be the Daniel Putnam who was in Batavia, Genesee County in 1860.  That Daniel was a son of Franklin Putnam and Phebe Burroughs. He was married to Laura Joles then. Dolly is obviously a new wife. Didn’t find him anywhere in 1870. Daniel will die here in 1893 and Dolly in 1900.

 

MARY I. PUTNAM  Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County

She is 37 OH and looks as if she is in a hospital of sorts.

 

ALFRED PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is 50 NY NY NY, Florella Williamson is 48 IRE, Frank B. (Boyd) 16 IL and Florella M. 8 MI. They have been here since the 1850s. Florella is his second wife. He is a lawyer, and a son of Alfred Putnam number 1726. See the 1870 census. The daughter Florella Mary will marry Lyman Craw and they will be out in Westchester County New York. Her mom and brother Boyd will come out in the early 1900s and Lyman will die in 1910, and Boyd and her mother Florella will both die there in 1908. Mary will die in 1940 and all are buried in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

 

BENJAMIN F. PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is a candy manufacturer and is 36 MA MA MA, Mary Abby Gorham 33 MA MA MA. He was here in 1870. He is a son of Benjamin Ganson Putnam and Sylvia Smith. His now widowed mom is here in town too. He married Mary here September 1, 1870.

 

EMMA E. PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

She is 32 NY NY NY, single, and boarding.

 

ENOS PUTMAN  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is 48 NY, Harriett Rutherford 42 NY, Helen R. 11 MI and Estelle R. 8 MI. They were here in 1870. Estelle is also listed as a boarder with Daniel Rutherford, her uncle. He is a lumber dealer. He was born in Tyrone, NY December 24, 1832 and will die here in Grand Rapids January 12, 1898. He married Harriet Rutherford in Steuben County December 13, 1865 and headed out here. He is a lumberman. There is a death certificate for Hattie stating she was born March 16, 1837 in New York and will die here in Grand Rapids September 18, 1907. Her folks were Edward Rutherford and Alice Armstrong both born in England. Dutch family.

 

GEORGE S. (SPENCER) PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He was in Ottawa County in 1860 and 1870. He is a traveling agent 46 NY NY NY, Maria Jane Hunter 40 NY MA NY, Orlando 21 MI, Fred E. 12 MI. He is number 2630 in Eben’s system.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is 34 NY NY NY a farm laborer with Freeling Peck.

 

JOSEPH D. PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is a candy maker with his brother Benjamin. He is 35 MA MA MA, Irene M. Clark his wife 29 MI NY NY, Joseph W. 3 MI and Bertha 9/12 MI. He was born in Orange, Massachusetts September 30, 1844. Irene will be widowed here with the kids in 1900 and onward. He is a son of Benjamin Ganson Putnam and Sylvia Smith from Massachusetts.

 

LEMUEL D. (DICKMAN) PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He was here from 1850 on, and is now 56 NY VT VT, Caroline Williams, his wife, 54 MA MA MA, Isabelle W. 25 MI. He is a druggist. The daughter Isabelle was born March 22, 1855 and will die here July 14, 1901.

 

ROBERT K. PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is 31 NOVA SCOTIA NS NS, Mary E. 26 MI, Lula E. 6 MI, Arthur F. 4 MI and Daniel G. 2 MI. He would be the son of John D. Putnam and Charlotte Phelps. He was with his widowed mom in 1870 in Brown County Wisconsin. His dad had died in the Civil War. He is a cabinet maker.

 

SYLVIA PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

Sylvia Smith is now the widow of Benjamin Ganson Putnam who died here July 19, 1877. She is 70 MA MA MA, her daughter Sarah B. is 28 MA. Sylvia was born in Massachusetts August 17, 1810 and will die in the next year or so.

 

THEODORE PUTNAM  Grand Rapids, Kent County

He is 39 MA, Anna Currier 32 NY, Theodore 10 MI and William P. 6 MI. Benjamin and Sylvia's son has been here since the 1860s, and will still be here in the 1920. He is a candy maker along with his two brothers. Ted was born November 4, 1840 and will die here March 23, 1920. Anna Currier is the daughter of Alfred Currier and Deborah Powers. She was born in Troy, New York June 27, 1847 and will die here June 7, 1918.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Nelson Township, Kent County

He is 38 NY CAN CAN, Eunice 26 MI, Asa 4 MI and Eunice 2 MI. Okay going out on a limb here. In 1850 there was a James age 6 in Yorkshire Cattaraugus County and he was a son of Peter and Amelia Putman. His folks were both born in NY but went to Canada around 1852 to join his dad who was already there. So Peter may have assumed his folks were from Canada as that’s where he grew up. If so, this is a Dutch family. James and Eunice will be here pretty much till 1920 when she is widowed here. Same in1930.

 

ALLEN PUTMAN  Wyoming Township, Kent County

He is 25 MI NY NY, Mary Kelley his wife is 24 MI NY NY and Albert 3 MI. In 1860, he was in Jackson County with his mother Frances. He is Allen William Putman a son of Henry Putman and Frances Solomon and grandson of John Putman and Emily Johnson from here. Dutch line from New York to New Jersey in the 1700s and back to New York in the early 1820s and then out here in the 1840s.

 

LAYTON PUTMAN  Webber Township, Lake County

He is 32 MI NY NY, Rosina 27 NY NY NY and Lizzie 8 MI. He is a son of William R. Putman and Hannah Waters of Ovid, Seneca County, New York. His father was John Putman, who was born in New Jersey. John Putman is presently in Steuben County, New York at age 76. If this is the correct John, then this family is Dutch. At any rate, Layton was listed in 1850 as Luxton, in 1870 as what looks like Lutin or Lytin. In 1900 he is listed as Layton and is living alone in Saginaw, Michigan at age 52. Layton was born in Ovid Township, Clinton County, Michigan.

 

DAVID PUTMAN  Attica, Lapeer County

He is 41 CAN CAN CAN, Eliza Jane McGarven 51 NY SCOT SCOT. He was here in 1870, his folks John and Marilla and the rest of the family is over in Oregon Township. Dutch family from NY and then Ontario. See the 1860 for the line. They are here until they die. Eliza on April 20, 1915 and David on January 26, 1920.

 

FRANK PUTNAM  Elba, Lapeer County

He is 25 MI and works on the Brookings farm.

 

MARGARET PUTNAM  Imlay, Lapeer County

Margaret Dawson is the widow of Eleazer Putnam. They were in Almont in 1860. He died here June 25, 1870. She is now 69 NB NB ENG. There is a Henry Proll as a boarder.

 

MARY A. PUTMAN  Imlay, Lapeer County

She is 45 CAN (New Brunswick), John P. 21 MI, Nellie N. 20 MI, Ruth 13 MI, Charles B. 11 MI, Bertha A. 8 MI and Alice A. 6 MI. Mary Ann Best is the widow of Abram Putnam, also born in Canada, but in Montreal. They were here in 1860 and 1870. He died about 1874 at age 37. Abram was a son of Eleazer and Margaret Dawson Putnam.

 

JOHN E. (ELI) PUTMAN  Lapeer, Lapeer County

He is 24 CAN, Martha Rollinson 20 CAN and James H. (Henry) 1 MI. John was born in Delhi, Norfolk County, Ontario. The family will also be listed in the Canadian 1881 census in Tillsonburg, Oxford South, Ontario. Martha will be widowed, or at least alone with her son William Arthur in Pontiac, Oakland County in 1900.

 

SIDNEY PUTMAN  Oregon Township, Lapeer County

He is 32 CAN, Catherine Quinn his second wife 30 CAN, Charles E. 10 MI, George 3 MI and Margaret B. 11/12 MI. Also listed Mary Griffin 5 MI (stepdaughter). They were married September 5, 1875 and this is the second marriage for both. Sidney was married to Amelia here in 1870 and Charles was of that marriage. Catherine was married before to a Griffin man. He is a son of Eleazer Putnam and Margaret Dawson and was here with them in 1860. They are in Tuscola County after this and are there in 1900.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Oregon Township, Lapeer County

He is 27 CAN, Annie (Minerva Ann Caryl), born in Oswego, New York) 23 NY, William H. 4 MI, Emma 2 MI and George B. (Byron) 4/12 MI. He is a son of John and Marilla, and has been here since he was a toddler.

 

MAX PUTNAM  Empire, Leelanau County

He is 30 MI NY MI and his wife Lucille is 26 MI. They have Ruby 9, MI. He is a son of Claud and Martha Putnam. They were in Gratiot County in 1900 and Benzie County in 1910.

 

BENAJAH PUTNAM  Leelanau, Leelanau County

He is 66 CAN CAN NY and owns his farm. His wife Cora White is 58 MI. Her widowed mother Lydia White 82 NY is here with them.

 

EVITS W. PUTNAM  Leelanau, Leelanau County

He is 43 MI

 

JAMES H. (HENRY) PUTNAM  Leelanau, Leelanau County

He is 29 CAN CAN CAN, a farmer, and his wife Mary Elizabeth Easternight is 19 MI PRUSIA. He is Rinaldo’s son. They live near her folks Philip and Margaret Easternight. James was born October 23, 1850 and will die here September 27, 1928. Mary was born June 10, 1861 and will die here September 27, 1892.

 

RINALDO PUTNAM  Leelanau Township, Leelanau County

He is 60 CAN NY NY, Mary Ann Donovan 52 CAN IRE IRE, John D. 28 CAN, Benajah 25 CAN. He is a son of Asaph Putnam and Nancy Stokes, grandson of Benajah Putnam of Sutton, Mass > Dummerston, Vermont > Pittsford, New York > Walworth, Ontario. Rinaldo was born in Canada May 1, 1820. He was in Canada up until the late 1870s, and then came over here. A relative dug up some information that in 1871-72 Rinaldo bought the house that General George Custer lived in from the 1860s up to that time. George then went off to the Dakotas and got himself killed. The line is Rinaldo > Asaph > Benajah > Asaph > Isaac > Edward > Thomas > John Putnam.

 

WALTER PUTNAM  Leelanau, Leelanau County

He is 26 MI CAN MI. His wife Esther May Anderson is 23 MI. They live with her folks Petor and Hannah Anderson from Sweden. He is a son of John Donovan Putnam and Annie Rennie and was born right here.

 

JOSEPH PUTNAM  Adrian, Lenawee County

He is 50 VT VT MA, Cleona 22 NY VT MA, Willard 19 NY VT MA and Fred 6 NY VT NY. He is Silas and Martha's son. In 1860 and 1870 he is in Chemung County, New York with a wife named Mary (possibly Wheeler). I would guess Mary died in the early 1870s and Fred is by a second wife who has also died or something. He lives next door to his widowed mother Martha Jordan Putnam. The family is from Vermont and has been here for ages.

 

JOSIAH  PUTNAM  Adrian, Lenawee County

Another of Silas and Martha’s kids. He was here in 1870. He is now 51 VT VT VT, Catherine Tenbrook his wife is 41 MI NY NY, and Elmer is now 16 MI.

 

MARTHA PUTNAM  Adrian, Lenawee County

Martha Jordan is Silas’ widow and has been since the 1840s. She is 77 MA MA MA. She will die here in Adrian April 26, 1893.

 

CHARLES H. (HIRAM) PUTNAM  Hudson, Lenawee County

He is 51 MA, Orpha 30 MI, Bertie N. (Son) 22 NY, Eloise 18 MI, Fanny E. 15 MI, Mary E. 12 MI and Nina G. 9 MI. He was here in 1870 with a wife named Mary from New York, so Orpha is his second one. All these kids were with Mary though. He is a son of Hiram Putnam (2243) and Elizabeth Osgood of Danvers, Mass. and then Syracuse, NY. He was here in 1870.

 

HORACE PUTNAM  Conway, Livingston County

He is 66 NY NY NY, Mary 60 NY NY NY, Horace A. 30 IN, Sylvia 28 IN, Ellen 17 IN and Cora 8 MI (granddaughter). In 1840 Horace was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1850 and 1860, he was in Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana.  In 1870, they were in Jackson County, Michigan. Cora is a daughter of his son Henry and his wife Carrie Hunt who were living here in 1870. She was born December 7, 1872 and will marry Arthur Adams Morrish on August 21, 1890 in Genessee County. She will die in Flint, Michigan January 7, 1907. He is a teamster once again.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Filer City, Manistee County

He is 46 NY VT NY and boarding. He lists himself as a divorced millwright.

 

ELLA PUTNAM  Pere Marquette Township, Mason County

She is 9 MI listed as a boarder with Della Holmes.

 

WILLIAM W. (WALLACE) PUTNAM  Big Rapids, Mecosta County

He is now 46 CAN CAN CT, Mary 47 VT VT CT), and Grant 15 CAN. He was here in 1870, he’s number 2534. Wrong he is from Michigan and Mary from Canada. He is number 2534, a son of Joshua Putnam (1142) and his third wife Mary Barrows He married Mary Barnard September 15, 1860.

 

EDWARD PUTNAM  Ingersoll, Midland County

He is 39 MI NY NY, Hannah 42 NY VT VT, Susie 8 MI, Leila 3 MI and Jennie Hirst 18 IN, stepdaughter. They were in Vernon, Shiawassee County in 1870. He is a son of Parks and Lucretia Putnam, and was shown at home in 1850 in Grand Blanc, Genesee County. In 1860 he seems to have been in Indiana, but I can’t locate him. In 1900, he will be here with a new wife.

 

MAUD PUTNAM  Ingersoll, Midland County

She is 23 NY MA QUE and living with her grandparents Pearl and Susan Miner from Canada, so they would be her mommy’s folks.

 

MELVIN PUTNAM  West Branch Township, Missaukee County

He is 30 NY, Elizabeth Ormsby his wife 34 NY, Amoretta 7 NY and Elizabeth 2 NY. He is a son of Aaron Putnam and Jane Ormsby of Clinton County, NY. He was home there in 1870, and will be back there by the 1900. Elizabeth is a daughter of Bradford Ormsby and Caroline Ells.

 

SIMON (SIMEON) PUTNAM  Dundee, Monroe County

He is 52 VT VT VT, Leona Naomi Morgan 35 MI NY NJ, George E. 13 MI, Sophia 12 MI, Charles H. 11 MI, Nellie 8 MI, Laura 6 MI and unnamed son 3 MI (Horace Putnam who was born in August 1877). Naomi is widowed here in 1900. He is Simon Spaulding number 2578, and was here in 1870 as well.

 

JOHN C. PUTNAM  Milan, Monroe County

Still hanging in here, and is now 62 MA MA MA, Mary 48 NY. He is a son of Nathan Putnam from Becket, Mass. and was in Monroe County, NY in 1840. John was born May 26, 1818 and will die in Michigan January 27, 1904.

 

JOHN M. PUTNAM  Milan, Monroe County

He is 31 NY MA NY, Emeline 28 NY NY NY. He is a son of the above John, and was home with them up till now.

 

REV. D. P. (DOUGLAS PERKINS) PUTNAM  Monroe, Monroe County

He is 36 OH OH CT, Jane 40 NY NY NY, Mary A. 9 OH, Lydia A. 7 MI, John A. 5 MI, Jennie 2 MI and Edward 7/12 MI. He is a son of Charles Marsh Putnam and Abby Slocomb Edgerton of Jersey, Licking County, Ohio. He was born there February 8, 1844. He married Jane Hassert Williamson back in Indiana June 22, 1870. He will preach here till 1881, go to Springfield, Missouri till 1887, and then in October 1887, go to Logansport, Indiana where he will remain He is number 3238. His line is Douglas > Charles > David > Israel > Gen. Israel > Joseph > Thomas > John. He is a Presbyterian minister like his father.

 

FLEETWOOD PUTMAN  Montcalm, Montcalm County

He is 26 MI -- --, and works on the Hill farm.

 

DELLA PUTNAM  Reynolds, Montcalm County

She is 20 MI NY NY and living in a boarding house.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Dalton, Muskegon County

He is 24 NY ?? CT, a clerk for the railroad, Fannie (Frances Spencer Wallis) is 21 Australia. He is a son of Hiram Putnam and Laura Bragg from Allegheny County, NY. He was with his widowed mother and brother John C. here in 1870. Charles and Francis were married here on July 4, 1879.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Fruitport, Muskegon County

He is a druggist 37 NY NY NY, Louisa Gaston 34 NY NY NY, George 18 WI, Daisy 11 WI and Alice 3 WI. He is a son of Harrison and Christine Putnam. They were in Omro, Winnebago County, Wisconsin in 1870 and will be in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1900. Family was from New York and Vermont before that.

 

LAURA PUTNAM  Montague, Muskegon County

Laura Bragg is 66 CT CT CT the widow of Hiram Chapman Putnam. She is living with her daughter Mary 35 NY CT NY and her husband Henry Bigelow. She was living with her son John C. here in 1870, and with her husband Hiram in Allegheny County, New York in 1850.

 

OMER PUTNAM  Muskegon, Muskegon County

He is 24 CT MA MA and works in a sawmill.

 

J. (JOHN) C. PUTNAM  Ensley, Newango County

He is 40 NY divorced and boarding. He is a son of Hiram Chapman Putnam and Laura Bragg. He was in Muskegon County in 1870. His brother and mother are there now. He will be back in Muskegon County and he will die there October 29, 1898.

 

DANIEL PUTNAM  Clarkston, Oakland County

He is listed 35 NY NY NY, Martha E. 36 NY NY NY. In 1870 he was listed as 38, and in 1900 as 76. In the old writing, 3s and 5s looked alike as could 3s and 8s. Based on Martha’s age I would guess he is 38 now and will be 58 in 1900. In 1850, he was single in Wilna, Jefferson County, New York. I think he is a son of Daniel and Dianna Putnam from Jefferson County.

 

(GEORGE) LEWIS PUTNAM  Novi, Oakland County

He was here in 1860 and 1870. He is now 48 MI NY NY, Mary Hazen his wife 44 MI NY NY, Mariann 23 MI, Zadah 18 MI, Grant 13 MI and Clyde 11 MI. He is George Lewis Putnam, son of George W. Putnam and Melinda Hosner. The family is from Connecticut (Cornelius # 339) then via Genesee and Monroe Counties in New York. George Lewis was born in Parma, Genesee (later Monroe) County, NY on September 4, 1833, and he will die here June 15, 1882. He married Mary M. Hazen here March 4, 1856. Mary will be here in 1900 with the kids.

 

SHAT E. PUTNAM  Oxford, Oakland

He is 11 MI MI NY, and lives with his grandparents Jesse and Sarah Eulis or Ellis.

 

GEORGE D. (DUNCAN) PUTNAM  Pontiac, Oakland County

He is 31 MI NY NY and a mail carrier. Louisa (Caroline Louise Waterbury) is 29 OH and also there is his father Henry Fitzwilliam Putnam 70 NY. Henry was born in Oneida County, NY and was a son of Charles Putnam (986) and Sarah Shaw, and a grandson of Charles Putnam and Martha Rose from Preston, Connecticut. They were all here in 1860.

 

MARTIN PUTNAM  Pentwater, Oceana County

He is 52 NY NY NY a fisherman, Harriett Burlingame his wife 43 NY, Agnes 19 WI, Jennie 17 WI, Nettie 14 WI and Alfred 7 MI. These folks were here in the County in 1870 and in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin in 1850 and 1860. He is a son of Daniel and Dianna Putman from Brownville, Jefferson County, New York.

 

JOEL PUTNAM, JR.  Rose Lake, Osceola County

He is 33 CAN CAN CAN, Sarah E. Stuart, his wife, is 26 CAN, Ida 8 CAN and Roxana 6 CAN. He was born in Wolford Township, Grenville District, Ontario in 1846. He is a son of the following Joel and Lovilla Putnam.

 

JOEL PUTNAM  Rose Lake, Osceola County

He is Joel Stokes Putnam, a farmer, 66 CAN NY NY. Lovilla Church, his wife, is 66 CAN CT MA. He is Joel Stokes Putnam, a son of Asaph Putnam and Nancy Stokes. He is from Leeds South, Ontario, his family was from Vermont. The line goes from Joel > Asaph > Benajah > Asaph > Isaac > Edward > Thomas > John.

 

WILLIAM B. (BARZELL) PUTNAM  Rose Lake, Osceola County

He is 39 CAN CAN CAN, Percy Amaryllis Sherwood his wife 36 CAN, Horace 15 CAN, Richard Lawrence 13 CAN, Ida 10 CAN, Sophia 9 CAN, Barzell 7 CAN, Ella 4 MI, Clara 3 MI and Ezra 1/12 MI. He is another son of Joel Stokes and Lovella Church Putnam. He was born in Ontario, Canada. His dad is living nearby. See the earlier listings for his father Joel and his brother Joel for more info. I found a death certificate for the daughter Ida. She was born July 13, 1869 and will marry George W. Nold and die in Mancelona, Antrim County Michigan January 30, 1911. They will have a son Leonard born September 2, 1883 here in Rose Lake who will die of typhoid fever in Charlevoix County December 25, 1901 at age 18.

 

SARAH PUTNAM  Crocker, Ottawa County

She is 68 NY NY MA, a carpet weaver living alone. She is the widow of Jeremy Putnam. She has been widowed in Jackson County up till now. Her son George was here in 1870, probably why she moved over here.

 

HOMER PUTNAM  Saginaw, Saginaw County

He is 20 CA ?? VT, a carpenter. He lives with his uncle J. H. Bouquette 39 MI and his wife Clara 33 VT NH VT.

 

JAMES A. PUTNAM  Saginaw, Saginaw County

He is 50 NY, Maggie 24 PRUSSIA, Frank 13 WI, Harry 11 WI, Edgar 10 WI, Hattie 8 WI and John 9/12 MI. He will be here in 1900 and 1910, and then listed as JOHN A. PUTNAM. 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, his first wife Carrie and these kids were in Linn County Iowa in 1870 and Wisconsin before that. He will be there till he dies August 7, 1917.

 

MINERVA PUTNAM  Saginaw, Saginaw County

She is 22 CAN CAN CAN and with her aunt Hattie Donovan 33 CAN IRE IRE. She is a daughter of Rinaldo Putnam and Mary Ann Donovan. The whole family was in Leeds South, Ontario in 1871. Her folks and the rest of the family is now in Leelanau County, Michigan. They will all remain here in Michigan forever.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Saginaw, Saginaw County

He is 24 NY, Nellie 18 NY and May 1 MI. He is a son of Theodore Putman of Sanilac County. He was home there in 1870. His folks are still there and are listed shortly.

 

WILLIAM U. PUTNAM  East Saginaw, Saginaw County

He is 19 MI MI MI and living with his aunt and uncle George and Betsy Wilson. He was with them here in 1870.

 

WILL P. PUTNAM  Thomaston, Saginaw County

He is 30 NY NY NY, Eleanor J. 29 CAN NY NY, Hattie A. 5 MI and Minna 1 MI. He is a son of Ezra and Jane Putnam. In 1860, he was at home in Burlington, Calhoun County.

 

THEODORE PUTMAN  Worth Township, Sanilac County

He is 52 NY NY NY, Sarah 39 CAN CAN CAN, Helen 3 MI and Mary E.1 MI. Sarah would be wife two. He was here in 1870 with his wife Lydia Borden. He is a son of Aaron Victor Putman and Mary Rose of Prattsburg, Steuben County, New York. Been here and will be in 1900.

 

LEWIS J. PUTNAM  Corunna, Shiawassee County

He is 41 NY NY NY. His wife Mary Elizabeth Brown is 35 NY, Bert 14 MI, Dell 8 MI and L. Mary 5 MI. Mary and her son Bert were with her folks in Pine Grove, Van Buren County, Michigan in 1870. Lewis was off somewhere. They are here in 1900. Lewis is a son of George Putnam and Margaret Yerdon from Herkimer County New York and a grandson of Gardner and Hannah Putnam from Herkimer County New York and Vermont before that. The son Bert is married here and the son Dell is married in Berrien County then through 1930.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Durand, Shiawassee County

He is now 35 MI NY NY in the hardware business. His wife Josephine is 34 NY NY NY, Homer 6 MI and Ethel 2 MI. He is a son of William R. Putman and Hannah Waters. He was born in Clinton County New York, and was there in 1850. In 1860 the family had moved to Scotia, Shiawassee County. Dutch family.

 

MIREN (MYRON) PUTNAM  Fairfield, Shiawassee County

He is 38 OH PA PA (should be OH NY NY), Ann Kerr Knight 24 ENG ENG ENG, Herbert 10 MI, Edwin 7 MI and his father Joseph 75 OH (actually NY). He was born in Bath Township, Summit County, Ohio. His parents, Joseph Putnam and Harriet Curtis, were there in 1850, and in Union, Branch County, Michigan in 1860. Joseph, the dad, is also listed earlier with Myron's brother George back in Union, Michigan. Myron married Annie here on June 16, 1865. They will be in Clinton County, Michigan from 1900 through the 1920 census. New England line here, one of the few in the County.

 

MARY PUTNAM  Middlebury, Shiawassee County

She is 16 MI NY MI and lives with her grandfather Dennis Hammond. She lives next door to her folks William and Olive. She was home with them in 1870 and listed as Libby.

 

WILLIAM C. PUTNAM  Middlebury, Shiawassee County

He is 61 MA (VT in 1870 and 1900) MA CT, Olive Hammond is 45 MI NY NY. Also here is William Devan 23 MI MI MI a son from Olive’s first marriage. They were here in 1870. He will be here with another wife Rose Shannon in 1900. He was born February 24 1819 and will die here January 26, 1911. His death certificate lists parents as unknown.

 

EZEKIEL T. PUTMAN  Sciota, Shiawassee County

He is now 47 NY NY NY, Flora M. Leland 45. Cornelius’ son will be here in 1900 and then till he dies in 1916. Flora will die here December 27, 1898 and he will marry Sarah Taft and she will be with him in 1900. Dutch of course.

 

ELIJAH PUTNAM  Scotia, Shiawassee County

He is 39 MI NY NY, Delia Burgess 29 MI NY NY. His mother Hannah 63 NY ENG NY is with them. He’ll be here in 1900. He is a son of William Putman and Hannah Waters. He was born March 5, 1841 and will die here August 2, 1909.

 

HENRY PUTNAM  Scotia, Shiawassee County

He is 26 MI MA NY and lives with Elijah Babcock. He should be Park’s son and the age 22 MI.

 

PETER PUTMAN  Sciota, Shiawassee County

He is 43 NY NY NY, Julia Ann Dennison 42 NY, Mary 10 MI, Minnie 6 MI and Willie 4 MI. He is a son of Cornelius Putman and Elizabeth Ann Johnson. He was born in Amity, Alleghany County, New York on February 25, 1836. He married Julia December 31, 1859 in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Michigan.

 

BERNARD J. PUTNAM  Sciota, Shiawassee County

His name is really Barnet Johnson Putman, a son of Cornelius Putman. He was here in 1850. This family is Dutch from New York. He is 54 NY, Malinda Cone 49 OH, Edson Barnet 21 MI, Mary F 13 MI and George 10 MI.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Vernon Township, Shiawassee County

He is 28 MI CT NY, Mary 20 CAN and Ada 1 MI. He is a son of Parks & Lucretia. They are in Newaygo County in 1900.

 

FRANK PUTMAN  Vernon Township, Shiawassee County

He is 33 MI MI NY, Anetta Scribner 32 NY, Charles S. 7 MI and Luella 3 MI. He is Parks' son and was born here November 28, 1846. He married Nettie Scribner February 22, 1871.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Vernon Township, Shiawassee County

He is 45 NY MA NY and widowed as he was in 1870. Only Ella 18 MI is still at home. Yet another of Park’s children. He’s the eldest being born back in New York State.

 

JAMES PUTNAM  Port Huron, St. Clair County

He is 53 CAN MA VT, Sarah Jane Howe, his wife, 49 OH MA IRE, Elva M. 17 MI, Edgar (Edward) 15 MI, William 13 MI, Emma 11 MI, Cora 7 MI and James F. 20 MI. They were here in 1850. They weren't listed in 1860 and were in 1870 and are here in 1900. He is number 2531, a son of Joshua Putnam (1142) and Melinda Flanagan from Ontario. The family was in Detroit in the middle 1820s.

 

MARIETTA PUTNAM  Mendon, St. Josephs County

Newton’s wife is still here and is now 42 OH NY NY and is living with her parents Richard and Mary Riley. She here with them in 1870. Her husband Newton is somewhere. He will be in California by 1900, probably there now.

 

FRANCIS PUTMAN  Constantine, St. Josephs County

He is now 59 NY NY NY, Fannie 49 (should be 59) ENG ENG ENG. He is the eldest son of Peter Putman and Maria Becker. His younger brother Matthias is listed next.

 

MATHIAS PUTNAM  Constantine, St. Joseph County

He is 53 NY, Sarah Ann Dickinson 44 MI, Anna A. 19 MI, Mary E. 14 MI, Nellie B. 12 MI, George B. 9 MI and John H. 5 MI. He is Matthias Becker Putman and has been here since the 1840s. He was born March 17, 1826 and will die here August 23, 1891. Sarah Ann was born out here March 11, 1837 and will die here November 3, 1900. He is from the New York Dutch family.

 

DAVID PUTNAM  Leonidas, St. Joseph’s County

He is 62 NY NY NY and widowed. One of his daughters, Rita, is with another family, and his son Riley is in an orphanage in Branch County.

 

RITA PUTNAM  Leonidas, St. Joseph’s County

She is 11 MI NY MI and with a March family. Her mom died recently, her dad David is still in town.

 

PETER PUTNAM  White Pigeon, St. Joseph County

He is 44 NY, Rachel Schultz 31 MI PA PA, Mary M. 17 MI, Hattie M. 15 MI, John F. 12 MI and Lizzie H. 6 MI. Also listed is Mary Shultz 74 PA (mother-in-law). He is a son of Peter Putman and Maria Becker from Caughnawaga, Montgomery County, New York. He was only 6 weeks old when the family came here. His brother Mathais Becker Putman lives here in the county as well. His dad died here December 1, 1858, his mom died back on March 6, 1849. Peter was born in 1836 and will die here in 1895. Rachel was born in 1848 and will die here in 1919. Dutch folks.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Akron, Tuscola County

He’s moved over Attica, Lapeer County. He is now 68 CAN NY CAN, Marilla Cohn 62 CAN PA CAN and young George 11 MI. George wasn’t with them in 1870. I think he belongs to their son Jonathan who is missing in this 1880 census. Best guess is that John is a son of David Putman and Dorothy Hainer from Ontario and then New York State before that. Dutch family.

 

THOMAS PUTNAM  Akron, Tuscola County

He is 59 CAN VT NY, Almira Griffith 56 CAN VT NY, Ida 21 CAN and Frederick 14 MI. Thomas Henry Putnam was here in 1870 and will be till he dies December 30, 1885. Almira will die here April 15, 1886.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Dayton, Tuscola County

He is 37 CAN, Elizabeth 30 CAN, Mary 9 MI, Robert 6 MI, Helen 4 MI and Ida 2 MI. He married Elizabeth E. Wilmot August 15, 1869. He is a son of Thomas Henry Putnam (2520) and was in Wells, Tuscola County in 1870. He'll be here in 1900 as well.

 

ISAAC PUTNAM  Dayton, Tuscola County

Isaac Emile Putnam is 27 CAN, Gertrude 22 MI, Mille 4 MI and Henry 3/12 MI. A son of Thomas and Almira from here, he was home in 1870. He married Harriet Gertrude Frisbie here July 2, 1875. She will die in the 1880s, and he will then marry Hannah Callahan Germond in the late 1890s. They are in Saginaw County in 1900.

 

EDWARD J. PUTNAM  Fairgrove, Tuscola County

He is 35 MI, Mary A. 22 MI and Lucinda E. 2 MI. He married Mary Simonds here April 25, 1875. He looks to be the son of William Henry Putnam and Mary Sawyer. He was at home in 1860 in Atlas, Genesee County. Don’t find him in 1870. They will be in St. Clair County in 1900.

 

J. (JONATHAN) T. PUTNAM  Fairgrove, Tuscola County

He is 42 ONT ONT ONT, Sarah Jane Brower 37 NY NY NY, George A. (Adelbert) 19 MI and William B. 16 ONT. They were in Lapeer County in 1860 and 1870.

 

WILLIAM O. (OSCAR) PUTMAN  Kingston, Tuscola County

He is 35 CAN NY NB, Mary S. Hitchcock 33 CAN NY NB, Lillie E. 13 MI, William P. 8 MI, Abram O. 6 MI and George B. 4 MI. He is a son of Eleazer Putnam and Margaret Dawson, and was a few miles away in Lapeer County before coming here.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Tuscola, Tuscola County

He is 57 VT VT VT Irene Waltz, his wife, 54 NY NY NY, Adrian Alonzo 22 MI, his wife Anna Miller 20 MI, Alice L. 14 MI and grandson Francis (Frank William) 1 MI. Francis is a son of Adrian and Anna. William and Irene were in Jefferson County, New York in 1850 and here in 1860 and 1870. In 1880 and 1900 he lists that both his folks were also born in Vermont. He will die here May 7, 1912. In his death certificate he says his full name is William Nathan born in Vermont February 26, 1822 and his father was Nathaniel Putnam. Rand Putnam thinks that his dad may be the Nathaniel who was a son of Jonathan Putnam and Abigail Burton. The family was in Andover, Windsor County Vermont in 1820. That Nathaniel married Elizabeth Emily Case and was in Vernon Wisconsin in 1850.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Vassar, Tuscola County

He is 33 NY, Mary Marie Randall, his wife, 28 MI, Lawrence 11 MI, Roderick 9 MI, Hannah 7 MI, Theodore 5 MI and James 1 MI. He is a son of William Putnam and Irene Waltz who are also here in the County. He was born in Jefferson County, New York, and was there with his folks in 1850. The sons, Roderick and Theodore will be in Teller County, Colorado, and Lawrence in Polk County, Missouri in 1900.

 

JOEL PUTNAM  Wells Township, Tuscola County

He is now 56 NY NY NY, Eliza M. Stevens 52 NY NY MA, and Elizabeth 23 NY. They have been here a while now. He is a son of George Putnam and his first wife Kate Miller of Wheeler, Steuben County New York. He was born in Steuben County September 23, 1824 and will die out here July 7, 1913 just 2 months shy of his 90th birthday.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Wells Township, Tuscola County

He is 45 CAN (should be Wayne Co. NY I think), Mary Chambers 35 CAN, William H.18 MI, Robert 14 MI, Lilly 12 MI, Susannah 11 MI, Milly M. (Maude) 2 MI and Claud 6/12 MI. They were here in 1870. He is a son of John Putman and Sarah Martin and was born in Wayne County NY, and then went to Canada with his folks. He married Mary Chambers July 3, 1860. Dutch family.

 

HATTIE PUTNAM  Paw Paw, Van Buren County

She is 37 CAN CAN CAN, Mabel H. 15 CAN, Hattie B. 13 MI. Hattie lists herself as married, but there is no husband shown. She was married to Albert Putnam in Bloomfield, Oakland County in 1870. Albert looked to be the son of Peter and Amelia Putman, as shown in 1850 in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, New York.

 

S. (SPENCER) A. PUTNAM  Northfield, Washtenaw County

He is 22 IN NY NY and boarding with David Bird. He looks like Spencer the son of Spencer Putman as shown in Noble Township, La Porte County, Indiana in 1860 at age 2.

 

NATHAN PUTNAM  York, Washtenaw County

He is 37 NY MA NY, Hannah Bunce his wife is 36 MI MA NY and Alfred 14 MI. He is a son of John and Mary Putnam. He was home in 1850 in Wilson, Niagara County and in 1860 in Milan, Monroe County, Michigan. By 1880, this part of Monroe County is in Washtenaw County. He didn’t really move far, just County boundaries did. Hannah is widowed here in 1900.

 

DANIEL PUTNAM  Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County

He is 56 NH (VT in 1860, but this correct), Sarah Elizabeth Smith 52 NY, Alice Moore 25 MI, Mary Burnham 19 MI, Arthur Smith 18 MI, Ruth Sarah 12 MI and Willie (William Sargent) 8 MI. They were in Kalamazoo County in 1860. Daniel is now a professor at Michigan State, and in 1889 will be elected Mayor of Ypsilanti. Daniel was born in Lyndeborough on January 8, 1824 and will die in Ypsilanti where he was mayor for a while. Daniel graduated from Dartmouth in 1851 and headed here to teach at Kalamazoo College, and will teach at Michigan State in 1869. He married Sarah July 27, 1852 at New Hampton, New Hampshire. Daniel was a son of Captain Israel Putnam and Ruth Sargent of South Lyndeborough, New Hampshire. He will die here July 29, 1906.

 

GEORGE I. PUTNAM  Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County

He is 55 NH NH NH, Eliza Ann Richards, his wife, is 55 MA MA MA. He is a clergyman. He is a son of John Putnam and Sabrina Wiley, and a grandson of Joseph Putnam junior (1870) and Rebecca Burton of Wilton, New Hampshire. They were in Lowell, Mass. in 1850, Hudson, New Hampshire in 1860 and in Woodstock, Connecticut in 1870. He has been a Baptist preacher for a bunch of years now.

 

ROBERT PUTNAM  Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County

Robert Wiley Putnam is 43 MA, Julia Ann Bagley his wife is 44 VT, Richard 13 KS, Kirk 10 KS, Virgie 7 MI and Beulah 9/12 MI. Also listed his sister Sarah 48 NH. In 1870, they were in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County Kansas. He was a book agent then. Maybe selling to the University over in Ann Arbor now for all I know. He is a son of John Putnam and Sabrina Wiley from Lowell and Lawrence Massachusetts. His brother George is listed right above.

 

ALBERT PUTNAM  Detroit, Wayne County

He is 40 MA MA MA, Carrie Allen 40 NH, Nellie 8 MI and Jessie a daughter is 6 MI. He's new since 1870. He appears to be the son of Ephraim Abbott Putnam and Ruth Louisa Burnham. In 1850 they had a son simply listed as A. T. 11, and listed as Albert living next to his folks in South Reading in 1860. He was born August 8, 1839 and will die here in Detroit on February 26, 1915. He was home there in 1850, in Brooklyn New York in 1860, and here in 1880. Caradara was a daughter of W. Allen and Parthena Hurd and was born in New Hampshire. She will die here in Detroit December 24, 1907. They are here in 1900, but I can’t find Albert in 1910 but he should be right here.

 

ALBERT PUTNAM  Detroit, Wayne County

He is 23 MI a carpenter and is boarding. He is a son of Henry Putnam and Sarah Sanderson. They were here in 1850, in Oakland County in 1860 and in 1870 back here in Canton, Wayne County.

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Detroit, Wayne County

He is 28 CAN ENG IRE, a bookkeeper, and boarding.

 

CHARLES W. PUTNAM  Detroit, Wayne County

He is 38 MI NY NY son of John and Sally Putnam of Bay County, Fannie Johnson 37 CAN, Georgianna 13 MI, Lily P. 12 MI, Fanny 8 MI, Elizabeth 4 OH, Marcia 4 OH and Nancy Johnson 67 CAN (mother in law).

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Detroit, Wayne County

He is 3 MI NY NY and living with a Dumont family and lots of others.

 

JOHN E. PUTMAN  Detroit, Wayne County

He is 35 NY NY IRE, Ellen Schriver 31 NY, John 9 MI and Tillie 6 MI. He is a son of William and Mary Putnam from Kingsbury, Washington County, New York. He was home there in 1850. And yes, mom was indeed born in Ireland.

 

THOMAS R. (ROLFE) PUTNAM  Detroit, Wayne County

He is 40 CAN, Elizabeth Van Vleet, his wife, 40 CAN, Herbert J. 18 CAN and Howard E. 8 MI. He was born in Dorchester, Canada February 9, 1841, and married Elizabeth Van Vleet in California July 27, 1859. They were here in 1870. Elizabeth is a daughter of Alvin Van Vleet from Holland. She was born in Quebec November 2, 1829 and will die here in Detroit October 13, 1913. He works for the Detroit Water Company now. He is number 2538, a son of Joshua Putnam (1142) and Mary Barrows. Josh was a son of Seth Putnam (452c) who went into Canada in the 1790s from Vermont. The son Howard will marry Annie E. Palmer December 25, 1893. They are both are living in Detroit, but were married in Windsor Canada just across the Lake.

 

FREDERICK & LILLIE PUTNAM  Hamtrack, Wayne County

She is 6 MI NY NY and is granddaughter of Edward Squire. Her brother Frederick 3 MI NY NY is here as well. According to his WWI draft registration the boy is Frederick Montgomery Putnam born June 26, 1877 in Port Huron, St. Clair County Michigan. No clues to daddy except born in New York.

 

GARRET C. PUTMAN  Taylor, Wayne County

He is 63 NY NY NY, a farmer, Rachel A. Haight 41 NY NY NY, Seymour V. (Vernette) 22 MI, Horace M. (Milton) 21 MI. He’s been here since the 1860 census. His first wife, Lydia Ann Pardee has died on February 4, 1862. He married Rachel Ann Haight here on April 7, 1864. He will be here until he dies June 14, 1882. Rachel will remarry Andrew Dort in Ypsilante in the late 1880s. She and her son Seymour will be in Washtenaw County in the 1900. He is Dutch, a son of Lewis Putman and Hannah Rudd of Montgomery County, New York

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Clam Lake, Wexford County

He is 35 NY, Caroline Huffman 34 OH, Edward 13 MI, William 11 MI, Simon 5 MI, Earl 4 MI and George 1 MI. They were in Kent County in 1870. Dutch family out of Montgomery County, New York. They will be in Lane County, Oregon by 1900.