MINNESOTA

CENSUS RETURNS

1850-1900

 

Prior to 1850, Minnesota was included in the Michigan Territory census returns. There was a Federal census in 1850 even though Minnesota did not become a state until 1858.

 

UPDATED JULY 7, 2013

 

MINNESOTA 1850 CENSUS

 

The following is a listing of people included in the 1850 Minnesota Census Index, but I have not been able to find them in the actual Census Reports. If they are here later, I'll note what I know about them.

 

HENRY PUTNAMHutchinson, McLeod County

He and Harriet Baldwin and their kids are here in 1860, but they are actually listed back in Ashtabula County Ohio. Henry would be 42 NY and Harriet 34 CT. They have two children both born back in Ashtabula County Ohio where they were prior to venturing up north. They will remain here all their lives. Henry was born in Erie County NY on January 21, 1805. He is a son of John Putnam and Prudence Walton of Sutton, Mass. His grandfather was Cornelius Putnam (number 339 in Eben Putnam's book) and Elizabeth Perkins of Sutton. They went to Erie County PA where they were in 1820. In 1830 the family was in Athens County OH and in Ashtabula County OH in 1840. He went up here in the 1840s. He married Harriet Baldwin in Ashtabula County Ohio on September 16, 1835. He will die here in Hutchinson on June 8, 1890. Henryís line is Henry > John > Cornelius > Cornelius > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John Putnam.

 

CLARISSA PUTMANElmira, Olmsted County

 

SARAH E. PUTMANForest Township, Rice County

 

ALICE A. PUTMANForest Township, Rice County

 

TARRANT PUTNAMWilton, Waseca County

He's about 24 NY. He'll be here the rest of his life. He's a register of deeds in 1860 and then an attorney. He is a son of Elisha Porter Putnam (906) and Elizabeth Brown. He was born in Essex, Essex County New York. He is named for his grandfather Tarrant Putnam number 334.

 

EDWARD PUTMANMarine Township, Washington County

He's about 22 ME and single. He'll be here in 1860. He is a raftsman from Maine.

 

 

1857 MINNESOTA STATE CENSUS

 

This was a special state census. It is also interesting to note that many of the people who are in this census are not around three years later in the Federal Census of 1860. Also, most of the listings are under the Putman spelling, even though many should be listed as Putnams, especially the New England ones. I have changed the ones I am certain about over to Putnam.

 

G. W. (GEORGE WHITMORE) PUTNAMAnoka Township, Anoka County

He is 36 (actually 30, he was born August 11, 1827 in Sutton, Mass.) MA, Catherine W. Hall his wife 28 MA, Kate 3 MA. Also there are Mary E. Putnam 38 MA (his sister born in Sutton on July 3, 1819), and F. M. Stoel a man 27 MA. George is number 2189 in Ebenís book. His folks are Joseph Putnam (number 926) and his second wife Tammy Whitmore. George will be here till he dies December 23, 1898, and Catherine will die here January 21, 1927 at age 97. The line goes back from his father Joseph > David > Cornelius > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John.

 

M. PUTNAMAnoka Township, Anoka County

He is 26 MA. He's not around in 1860. He is Georgeís brother Porter Franklin Putnam. He was born in Sutton, Mass. on July 21, 1831.

 

J. B. (JAMES BAKER) PUTMANBenton County

He is 50 MA and a carpenter, C. M. (Climina Mae Stanley) his wife is 46 ME, C. R. (Charles Ropes) 20 ME, Sarah E. 17 ME, J. E. (James Edward) 15 ME and Mary B. is 10 MA. James is number 1807, and is a son of Joshua Putnam (748) and Elizabeth Baker. He was born in New Salem, Franklin County Massachusetts on May 9, 1807. In 1812, his family moved to Houlton, Aroostook County Maine. He married Climina in Monticello, Aroostook County on February 27, 1830. They left Maine around 1845, and moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts. In about 1849 they came out here. They will be here a while and then move to Los Angeles, California and be there in 1870 and then on to Montana. James will die in Helena February 12, 1874, and Climina will be shown as a widow there with some of the kids in 1880 and 1900 and then she will die herself in 1904.

 

GEORGE PUTMANDodge County

He is 23 NH and a farmer. He is not here in 1860. In 1850, he was living with a Blaisdell family in Goffstown, Hillsborough County New Hampshire. No clue as to his folks though.

 

LUMAN PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 30 NY, Lovina (Vanderwark) 23 NY, Mary Jane 4 NY, Celestina 2 NY and Emily C. 1 NY. They just arrived. He is a son of Oren Putnam and Alvira Schofield. He was born in Stockton, Chautauqua County New York. They were married October 10, 1851. They were there in the 1850 census. In 1860, they will be in Wright County Minnesota. Luman will die in 1863 and Lavina and the kids are back here in Hennepin County. Then she will marry Robert Randall and be in Douglas County MN with all these kids in 1870. Lumanís dad, Oren is number 2844 in Ebenís book. He was born in Brookfield, New York on January 5, 1807. The line goes back Oren > Andrew > Andrew > Elisha > Elisha > Edward > Thomas > John.

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FREDERICK PUTNAM Hennepin County

He is listed as Stergis Putnam. Maybe thatís his middle name. He is Frederick though. He is a son of Frederick Putnam and Mary King of Madison County NY. Fred Sr. was a son of Charles Putnam and Martha Rose of Preston, Connecticut. They were in Madison, NY in 1850 and are here in 1860. He is 52 NY, his wife Mary Maynard 39 NY and they have Lucretia 17 NY, Julia 15 NY, Tryphena 13 NY and John or Jim 12 NY. Ages are off based on the 1860.

 

S. M. (SAMUEL MORRIS) PUTNAMLittle Falls, Morrison County

He is a surveyor 23 PA and his brother P. P. (Perley Porter) is 21 PA and also a surveyor. They are sons of Thomas Putnam (1091) and Zilpha Miller from Tioga County Pennsylvania. They were there in 1850. Sam will die shortly on October 1, 1857 while surveying here. Perley is back in Pennsylvania and married in 1860.

 

J. G. PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 33 NY, Catherine his wife 24 OH, Matilda 6 IN and Elizabeth 18 NY, probably a sister. They are outa here by 1860.

 

C. PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 32 NY. He's gone by 1860.

 

PLINEY PUTMANRice County

He is 35 PA, Martha 35 PA, Israel 16 PA, George 14 PA, W. H. a son 11 WI, Jabel 8 WI, Julia 3 MN. He is a farmer. See the next guy. Donít know who he is, but another Pliny has come down here earlier to Winona County. His kids are there now.

 

JOHN G. PUTMANRice County

He is nearby in a boarding house, or runs one. He is 26 PA, Melissa 23 NY, Lucy 5 NY, Joseph 2 MN. These last two folks are obviously brothers. I donít find them in Pennsylvania, and they are both gone by 1860. My best guess is that they are connected to John Putnam and his family out of Bradford County Pennsylvania. That family was originally from Massachusetts, and Pliny is a somewhat common name in that family. Strange also, there are two brothers from Vermont named John G. and Pliny right now. None of the names of the families are the same though.

 

ISRAEL PUTNAMRice County

He is 24 NY, a carpenter. He is a son of Elisha Porter Putnam from Essex, New York. He was born there November 6, 1834. His brother Tarrant is in Waseca County now, and his other brother William is in Le Sueur County. He was with William in Winneshiek County Iowa in the 1856 state census. He will marry Eudora Ray here and then die sometime in the 1870s. She will be back home in New Hampshire in 1880, then return here and marry his brother William in Le Sueur in 1881.

 

FLETCHER PUTMANWabasha County

He is 62 VT, Adaline Carter, his wife, 50 VT, George F. 25 VT, William A. 23 VT. Then there are two others, somebody Young 25, Sarah R. Pope 24. Then there is a James A. Putman 6 NY (listed as Jane A. in 1860). He is widowed here in 1860. Fletcher and Adeline were born in Grafton, Windham County Vermont. William was also born in Vermont, Jane was born in New York. Adaline is Adeline Jane 'Delila' Carter. They were in Wayne County NY in 1850. Fletcher is number 1266 in Eben's books. His folks are Daniel Putnam and Dorcas Bone of Grafton, Windham County VT. Daniel is number 513. The line goes back from Fletcher > Daniel > Miles > Edward > Edward > Thomas > John.

 

GEORGE F. (FLETCHER) PUTMANWabasha County

He is listed 25 MA. In 1860 he is listed 28 VT, which is correct. He is the above Fletcher's son and is getting a dual listing as far as I know

 

ALVERS Z. (ZEBINA) PUTNAMWabasha County

He is a lawyer age 27 NY, Janie Elizabeth Fuller 26 NY and Flora 8 NY. They are here in 1860. He is number 3430, a son of Pliny Putnam (1702) and Flora Egerton of Florence, Oneida County New York. He was born there October 1, 1829.

 

HENRY PUTMANWabasha County

He is 25 NY. In 1860 he is listed 37 NY and will be married by then.

 

TARRANT PUTNAMWaseca County

He was here in 1840. He is still single at age 32 NY and is now a professor. See 1850 for his line out of NY.

 

SIMEON PUTNAMAfton, Washington County

He is a preacher 34 MA. His wife Julia Ann Bacon is 32 MA and they have Myron L. 12 MA. He is number 2187 a son of Joseph Putnam (926) and Polly Putnam from Sutton Massachusetts. They were in Lynn Massachusetts in 1850. They are here in 1860 and he will die September 11, 1864. Julia will be re-married here in 1870

 

SEMPHRONIAS D. (DANIEL) PUTNAMWinona County

He is 29 NY, Tamar Amanda Houck his wife 28 NY and Helen 1 MN. Then there are a bunch of folks who are siblings. Eliza Jones 22 NY and her daughter Martha Jones 4 MA. ALONZO DAVIS PUTNAM 22 NY, ISAAC EDGERTON PUTNAM 20 NY, RENY PUTNAM 36 NY, Avery Houck 22 NY, PLINEY 56 NY and FLORA EDGERTON PUTNAM 54 NY, CHARLES PUTNAM 11 NY and WORTHY ADELBERT PUTNAM 9 NY. They are all here in 1860. This whole group came out of Arwkright, Chautauqua County New York in the 1850s. Semphronius is a son of Pliny Putnam and Flora Edgerton. He was born there September 20, 1827.

 

POLLY PUTNAMWinona County

She is 41 NY, Elijah 21 NY, Henry 19 NY, Sophronia 17 NY and Sebuse or something, a daughter, 9 NY. She might be a widow of one of Elisha Putnamís sons out of Essex County New York.

 

H. A. (HERBERT ASA) PUTNAMWinona County

He is 25 NY, a mechanic, Celintha J. (Gates) 24 NY and Nellie (Helen Cordelia) 2/12 MN. They are here in 1860. He is from Essex, Essex County New York. He was there, boarding, in 1850. His folks were Hiram Putnam and Ruhama Marshall. Hiram was a son of Asa Putnam and Polly Fowler of Orange County Vermont.

 

SILAS (AMOS) PUTMANWinona County

He is a farmer, 34 VT, Lucy Maria Hayden 33 VT, Pliny (Pliney Dewey) 11 VT and Frances 6 NH. He'll be in Elgin, Wabasha County in 1860, and Big Lake in 1870. He is Silas Amos number 3413. He was born in Cavendish, Windsor County Vermont in 1822. He married Lucy on October 1, 1844. His parents were Silas Putnam (1695) and Dorothy Abbot. They were in Charlestown, Sullivan County New Hampshire in 1850

 

 

MINNESOTA 1860 CENSUS

 

GEORGE W. (WHITMORE) PUTNAMAnoka, Anoka County

He is 32 MA, Catherine Hall his wife 31 MA, Kate 4 MA. Also there is E. M. Murch 22 ME a laborer. He was here in 1857 and is a son of Joseph Putnam and Tammy Whitmore of Sutton, Massachusetts. George will be here till he dies December 23, 1898, and Catherine will die here January 21, 1927 at age 97.

 

CHARLES PUTNAMRamsey, Anoka County

He is 65 MA, Fanny Sibley 62 MA and Charles E. 25 MA. He is number 2725. He is from Sutton Massachusetts. He will die before 1870, and Fanny will be with her son Harrison. Harrison is presently in Worcester, Mass. and in Union, Connecticut back in 1850.

 

J. L. or I. L. PUTNAMLavensworth, Brown County

He is 30 MA and his Ďbrotherí Charles F. is 24 MA. Charles F. is Charles Franklin Putnam, son of Osgood Putnam (2122) and Rhoda Hall of Groton, Massachusetts. Not sure of the J. L. Charles had a sister Laura and one named Julia, both would be around 30 now, but I think this is probably a guy. No thoughts really. Charles will shortly join the Union Army, and later (around 1880) go to Arizona.

 

IRA PUTNAMHampton, Dakota County

He is 23 NY and working on the farm of Henry Bean of NY. He is the son of Joseph Putnam and Harriet Curtis from Genesee County New York, the Summit County Ohio and then in Branch County Michigan. Ira will be back in Branch County Michigan, and married for the 1870 census.

 

FREDERICK PUTMANRichfield, Hennepin County

He is 60 NY, Mary C. Maynard, his wife, 58 NY, Lucretta 19 NY, Julia 17 NY, Leiphion (Tryphosa Zyphene) a daughter 15 NY, Jay (Frederick John) 13 NY and George 11 NY. He is a son of Frederick Putnam and Mary King of Madison County NY. Fred Sr. was a son of Charles Putnam and Martha Rose of Preston, Connecticut. They were in Madison, NY in 1850 and here in 1857. They are here in 1865 and then in Redwood County in 1870 and 1880.

 

JULIA PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

She is 18 NY and boarding. Very likely the same gal shown above with Fred.

 

H. R. (HENRY ROSCOE) PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 28 ME, M. L. (Margaret E. Scott) 21 ME (actually IL), W. F. a son 2 MN, N. S. a daughter 1 MN, and his sister Mary Emma is 12 ME. He is Henry Roscoe Putnam, a son of James Baker and Climina Putnam. His folks were in Minnesota in 1850, but he wasnít listed with them. May have been here in Minneapolis then. They are here in 1865, and then he will join the Army, and will be in Los Angeles in the 1870 census.

 

SARAH PUTNAMExcelsior Township, Hennepin County

She is 20 ME in a boarding house. She would be the sister of the above Henry Roscoe Putnam. Her full name is Sarah Elizabeth Putnam, a daughter of James Baker Putnam.

 

WILLIAM H. (HENRY) PUTNAMLe Sueur Township, Le Sueur County

He is a carpenter, 29 NY, Lucy E. Ladd his wife is 25 NY, Georgiana 7 NY, Frederick 2 MN, Harlan 2/12 MN. He was in Essex County New York in 1850 and in Winneshiek County Iowa in 1856. All will be here in 1865 and 1870 except young Harlan. He is a son of Elisha Porter Putnam and Elizabeth Brown from Essex New York. His brothers Israel and Tarrant are out here in Minnesota as well.

 

HENRY PUTNAMHutchinson, McLeod County

He is 52 NY and a blacksmith. Harriet Baldwin his wife is 44 CT, Winslow (Gordon Winslow) 19 OH, Jennette 17 OH. He is a son of John and Prudence Putnam and was in Ohio from the 1820s. In 1830 and 1840 the family as in Athens County Ohio and in 1850 was in Ashtabula County Ohio. Henry and Harriet were married in Athens County Ohio on September 16, 1835. His father, John, was born in Royalston, Massachusetts and then moved a few miles south to Connecticut. They will be here still in 1870 and in 1880. This line goes back Henry > John > Cornelius (339) > Cornelius (127) > Benjamin (23) > Nathaniel > John.

 

ELIZA PUTMANRacine, Mower County

She is 23 NY and living with Charles and Nancy Currier. Nancy is 24 NY, possibly a sister.

 

ANSON (ANSEL DELOS) PUTNAMElmire, Olmstead County

He is listed as Anson, but is David and Mary Putnam's son Ansel. He was born in Madison County NY and then went with his whole family to Townsend, Huron County Ohio and was there in the 1850 census. He married Maria Ellen Hurst there and came up here in about 1856. He'll be here a while and then in about 1866, they will all head off to meet his brothers in Mercer County Missouri where it is a tad warmer. At any rate, Ansel is 29 NY, Maria 23 PA, Emmett 5 OH, David 3 MN and Clarence 1 MN.

 

J. L. PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 29 MA and a bookkeeper. The next guy may be a brother, but they weren't here in 1857, and both are gone by 1870.

 

S. K. PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 30 MA and a grocery merchant. His wife Mary Egerton is 29 NY, Julia 8 NY, Albert 2 MN. They are here in 1865, and will be in Chicago in 1870, and heíll then be a Ďretiredí grocer.

 

W. (WILLARD) A. PUTNAMForest, Rice County

He is a farmer 32 MA. His wife Sarah E. Stearns is 31 MA, Willard 9 NH and Augusta 2 MN. He is a son of William H. Putnam and Susan Briggs. They are the ĎOtherí English Putnam line from Yorkshire. His granddad Thomas Putnam came to Connecticut in the 1700s and then went up to Norfolk County Massachusetts where Willard was born. The have been here since the late 1850s and are here in 1865 and 1870. Then they will be back in Hookset New Hampshire by 1880. Sarah is widowed in New Hampshire in 1900 and 1910. The son Willard is around here in Minnesota in 1880 and onwards.

 

J. G. (JOHANNES GARRETT) PUTMANWalcott, Rice County

He is 65 NY, and lives with his daughter Hannah Marie and her husband George Dorrance. He was in Will County Illinois since the 1830s. His wife, Rebecca Wells died there in 1838. He will die here in Walcott in 1864. Dutch folks.

 

JOHN PUTNAMBig Lake, Sherburne County

He is John Elmer Putnam 33 MA, his wife Nancy Merriman 31 MA, Jane 7 MA and Elmer 2 MN. They are living in a hotel. He is a Registrar of Deeds. He'll be here with more kinds in 1870. John and the up-coming Henry are sons of Tyler Putnam and Phoebe Woodbury Putnam of Sutton, Massachusetts. John and Nancy were married in Oxford, Massachusetts on November 13, 1849. Tyler is number 2734 in Eben's books, his folks were Archelaus Putnam (number 1220) and Phoebe Hicks of Sutton.

 

HENRY T. (TYLER) PUTNAMBig Lake, Sherburne County

He is 27 MA, Caroline Newton, his wife, 23 MA and Mary 2 MN. He is John's younger brother. Henry is a farmer now, and they are here in 1865. Then they will move to Stearns County and open a grocery store by 1870 and stay indoors.

 

STERNE PUTNAMBrockway, Stearns County

He is 60 MA, Hannah Townsend, his wife, 59 MA, Julius 27 ME, Henry H. 21 ME. His mom, Elizabeth Baker Putnam 83 MA is with them. Sterne was a son of Joshua Putnam and Betsy Baker and was born in New Salem, Massachusetts. The family moved to Holton, Maine right on the Canadian border. Josh died there and the whole family moved to the next coldest place they could find, right here. Hannah and the kids were in Mass. in 1850. I guess waiting to come out here. Anyway, Sterne is number 1804 in Eben's books and his father Joshua is number 748 if you want to trace the line back. The family is in Minneapolis by 1865 and 1870.

 

TARANT PUTNAMOwatonna, Steele County

He is 30 NY and an artist. He is also listed in Wabasha County as a professor. He is a son of Elisha Putnam from Essex, New York and has been here a while. Heíll be married by 1870.

 

ALVERS Z. PUTNAMMinneiska, Wabasha County

He is an attorney, 30 NY, Jane E. Fuller 29 NY and they have Flora Jane 10 NY. He is a son of Pliny Putnam and Flora Egerton. They were here in 1860.

 

FLETCHER PUTNAMMinneiska, Wabasha County

He is 65 VT and now widowed. He has William A. 26 VT and Jane A. 9 NY. He was here in 1857 with his wife Adaline Carter who has died recently. His son Nahum also is out here now.

 

GEORGE C. PUTMANMinneiska, Wabasha County

He is 28 VT, single and a farmer. He is a son of Fletcher Putnam and is living next door right now. He was also listed in 1850 with his folks in Wayne County New York and here in 1857. George will be here in 1870.

 

SILAS A. (AMOS) PUTNAMElgin, Wabasha County

He is 36 VT, Lucy Maria Hayden 35 VT, Pliny 14 VT, and Frances 7 NH. He is number 3413, a son of Silas Putnam (1695) and Dorothy Abbot who live in Chester, Windsor County Vermont.

 

T. W. (THOMAS WORTHY) PUTNAMElgin, Wabasha County

One of Gilbert and Thankfull's chillen. He is 28 NY, Lucretia Wealthy Towne, his wife, is 21 NY, Ella 5 WI, Willis 3 WI and Billy 1 MN. The family will be in Dodge County Nebraska in the 1870 census.

 

HENRY PUTMANMazeppa, Wabasha County

He is 37 NY, Emily 30 KY. They will be here in Chester, Wabasha County through 1885 and still no kids. Have no idea who he is though.

 

N. D. (NAHUM DUNCAN) PUTTMANTownship 109, Wabasha County

He is 32 VT, his wife Elizabeth Ann Ingersol 22 NY and they have William 3 NY and Wallace 2 MN. He is a son of Fletcher Putnam and Adeline Carter. He was born back in Windham County Vermont and was with the family in Wayne County New York in 1850. His dad is listed here in the County. The folks came out here about 1855 and Nahum a few years later. He will be killed in the Civil War on December 16, 1864. His widow Elizabeth will then marry his brother William and they are all here in 1870.

 

TARRANT PUTNAMWilton, Waseca County

He's been here since the beginning, and is still single (but wait for 1870). He is now 34 NY and a Register of Deeds. He lives in a rooming house. He is a son of Elisha Putnam from Essex New York.

 

SIMEON PUTNAMAfton, Washington County

He is listed as Samuel Butman a Congregational Minister 38 MA. His wife Julia Ann Bacon is 35 MA and they have Myron L. 15 MA and May L. 1 MN. He is number 2187 a son of Joseph Putnam (926) and Polly Putnam from Sutton Massachusetts. They were in Lynn Massachusetts in 1850. They were here in 1857. He was born in 1822 and will die here September 11, 1864. Julia will be remarried here in 1870 and 1875 with their daughter May.

 

EDWARD PUTMANMarine Township, Washington County

He is 32 ME and lives in a hotel. He is still a rafts man and has been here since the 1840s. He's gone by the 1870 census.

 

MARY PUTNAMStillwater, Washington County

She is 23 NY and lives and works in a hotel.

 

PLINEY PUTNAMWhitewater, Winona County

He is 61 MA, his wife Flora Egerton is 54 NY and they have Alonzo D. 24 NY, Charles Putnam 17 NY, Worthy A. 15 NY. Pliny (number 1702) is a son of Daniel Putnam (705) and Kezia Pollard of Winchendon, Massachusetts and then of Vermont. I believe he was born in Winchendon on November 21, 1801. He married Flora in 1825 in Florence, Oneida County New York. They were all in Arkwright, Chautauqua County New York in the 1850 census. He will be here in 1870 and widowed in 1880.

 

SEMPHRONIAS D. PUTMANWhitewater, Winona County

He is 30 NY, Amanda (Tamar Amanda Houck) 29 NY and H. A. (Hester Arabelle) 4 NY (actually it's MN). He was here in 1857 with a whole gang of brothers, sisters, and no folks. In 1857 his wife was listed Tamar, now it's Amanda and in 1870 it's just T. A., but is the same gal. Her name is Tamar Amanda Houck, they were married back in Chautauqua County New York. He is a son of Pliny Putnam and Flora Egerton and will be with them in Winona County next census.

 

H. A. (HERBERT ASA) PUTNAMStockton, Winona County

He is 28 NY, C. J. (Celintha Gates) 28 NY and Nellie C. (Helen Cordelia) is 2 MN. They were here in 1857. They will be back in Essex County New York where he was born in 1870 and 1880. In 1900 through 1920, he is widowed, or at least single in Barnard, San Diego County California. In between, he will go to Providence, Rhode Island and practice medicine for a bunch of years. His daughter Helen will remain there until she dies.

 

LUMAN PUTNAMMiddleville, Wright County

He is now 33 NY, Lavina Vanderwark his wife 25 NY, Mary Jane 7 NY, Celestia 5 NY, Emily 3 NY, and Frank S. 1 MN. He is a son of Oren Putnam and Alvira Schofield from Stockton, Chautauqua County N.Y. They were there in 1850 and in Minneapolis in 1857. Luman will die shortly on October 31, 1863, and Lavina and the kids are in Hennepin County in 1865. She will then marry Robert Randall and the whole bunch will be in Douglas County in 1870 (except Luman of course).

 

PETER PUTMANSilver Creek Wright County

He is 47 NY, Patience Godfrey his wife 31 NY, Sophronia 14 NY, Charles Henry 12 IL, Mary E. 9 IL and Julia C. 6 IL. This is a New York Dutch family. Peter is a son of John (Johannes) Putman and Maria Sager from Jefferson County NY. The family was in LaSalle County Illinois in 1850. They will still be here in 1865 and 1870.

 

 

MINNESOTA 1870 CENSUS

 

HARRISON PUTNAMAnoka Township, Anoka County

He is 52 MA, Mary Aurelia Burleigh his wife 51 MA, Mary F. 13 MA, Helen 18 (actually Ellen 21) MA, and Georgiana 3 MN. His widowed mother Fanny Sibley Putnam 72 MA is with him. He is a son of Charles and Fanny Putnam and was born in Sutton, Mass on April 6, 1818. His folks were here in 1860. He and Mary were in Union Connecticut in 1850 and Worcester Massachusetts in 1860. They will be here in 1880. Interesting tidbit. Georgiana (Elnora Georgiana) is a daughter of his daughter Ellen. She was born out of wedlock. Ellen will be getting married to William Nokes here in 1871. Harrison, Mary and Georgiana are all still here in 1880.

 

GEORGE W. (WHITMORE) PUTNAMAnoka, Anoka County

He has been here since the 1857 census. He is from Sutton, Massachusetts and lives very close to Harrison. They are cousins. George is a son of Joseph Putnam and Tammy Whitmore also from Sutton. He was born there August 11, 1827. George will be here till he dies December 23, 1898, and Catherine will die here January 21, 1927 at age 97. He is now 42 MA, Catherine W. Hall is 40 MA, Kate 15 MA, George H. 9 MN, Addie 5 MN and Lena 1 MN. He is the County Treasurer.

 

JANE & CORNELIA PUTNAMSouth Bend, Blue Earth County

Jane is 21 NY, Cornelia 16 NY. They live with Lyman and Lucinda Matthews. Lucinda is 50 NY and may well be their mother. They were here in 1865, but I canít find them earlier than that.

 

M. PUTMANCottonwood County

He is 14 WI and working on the farm of William Rice. Best guess here is that this is Marion Putnam. In 1860, he was 4 years old and living with his parents George and Catherine Putnam in Grant County Wisconsin.

 

M. PUTMANWasiga, Dodge County

She is 63 ME and living with a Welman family also from Maine. Probably a daughter's family.

 

LAVINA (PUTNAM) RANDALLLake Mary, Douglas County

She is Lavina Vanderwark, Luman's widow from Wright County. He died in 1863, and she married Robert Randall, and has all her kids with her. They are Mary 17 NY, Celestia 15 NY, Emily 13 NY and Frank 11 MN.

 

EDGAR PUTMANCherry Grove, Goodhue County

He is 26 NY, Angelia Lewis, his wife, 18 NY, Emmie 1 MN. He is a civil engineer. He is Edgar Pierpont Putnam, a son of James Rogers Putnam and Maria Flagg of Stockton, Chautauqua County New York. James was a son of Gilbert Putnam (number 2840) and Thankful Rogers. The line is originally out of New Hampshire and then Massachusetts before that.Edgar was born May 4, 1844. Served in the cavalry from NY in the Civil War and won the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is out here as a surveyor and will be here till about 1875. He will then return to Jamestown, New York and run a book business and then become postmaster and county clerk of courts. He married Angelia E. Lewis back in Stockton, NY on May 4, 1868. They will be in Jamestown, New York for the 1880 census.

 

WILLIAM H. (HERRICK) PUTNAMRed Wing, Goodhue County

He is 22 MA and boarding. He is a clerk in an auditor's office. He is number 3193, a son of William Richardson Putnam (1542) and his first wife Mary Phelps of Danvers, Massachusetts. He is married here in 1875.

 

ISRAEL LUCIEN PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is a lumber dealer, 40 ME, Elizabeth Merrill, 35 IN, Carrie Bell 7 MN, Addie 5 MN, Henry M. 3 MN and Sarah M 8/12 MN. He is a son of Sterne Putnam (1804) and Hannah Townsend from Houlton, Maine. His folks were in Sterne County MN in 1860. Lucien and the family are all in Albany, Linn County Oregon in 1880.

 

CHARLES (ROPES) PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is a carpenter, 31 ME, his wife Louisa (Laura Ayers Bracket) 27 ME and Laura E. 7 MN. He was here in 1860 and with his brother Henry in 1865. He is a son of James Baker Putnam (1807) and Climina Stanley of Houlton, Maine. They are here through 1900. In 1910, he will be widowed and be living with his son Charles in Tacoma, Pierce County Washington. They will be there in 1920 as well.

 

FRANKLIN PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 54 ME. His wife Mary L. Rice has died, but he has a bunch of kids who will still be here in 1880. They are Franklin L. 24 MA, Elizabeth L. 20 MA, George F. 16 MA, Emet (listed John H. in 1880) 14 MA and Willie 12 MA. He is a lumber dealer, his son Franklin is a bookkeeper. He is number 1810, a son of Joshua Putnam (748) and Betsy Baker of Houlton, Maine. They have been in Reading, Massachusetts since the 1840s, and came out here in the 1860s.

 

STERNE PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

They have moved over from Stearns County. He is 70 MA and his wife Hannah Townsend is 69 MA. They live with his son Lucien. See the 1860 for the lineage.

 

WILLIAM H. PUTMANLe Sueur, Le Sueur County

He was here in 1860, and is 40 NY, Lucy Ladd 35 NY, Estelle (Georgiana in 1860) 14 NY, Frederick 13 MN, Nellie 8 MN and Mabel 5 MN. He is a sawyer, a lumberman. They are here in 1880, but in 1881 he will marry Eudora Ray, the widow of his brother Israel, here in Le Sueur. They will both die in the 1890s so we will never see them in a census. Their son Fred will be married here in 1900.

 

HENRY PUTNAMGlendale, McLeod County

He is 63 NY, Harriet Baldwin his wife is 56 CT, Winslow 28 OH, and James A. 24 OH. Then there are two grandchildren, James 7 MN and Harriet 4 MN. They are kids of James, but their mommy is missing here. He is a son of John Putnam and Prudence Walton of Sutton, Mass. His grandfather was Cornelius Putnam (number 339 in Eben Putnam's book) and Elizabeth Perkins of Sutton. They went to Erie County Pennsylvania where they were in 1820. In 1830 the family was in Athens County Ohio and in Ashtabula County Ohio in 1840. He went up here in the 1840s. He married Harriet Baldwin in Ashtabula County Ohio on September 16, 1835.

 

PLINY FISK PUTMANNashville, Martin County

He is 35 NY and a farmer. He is a son of John Garret Putman and Rebecca Wells from Johnstown, Montgomery County New York. In 1850 he was with his dad and brother, Hiram, in Will County Illinois. Hiram remained there, but John and Pliny headed to Rice County Minnesota. I don't find them in 1860, but John died in Walcott, Rice County in 1867. Pliny will soon move to Faribault County and then to Leavenworth County Kansas where he will die in 1887. He never married. He is part of the Dutch family.

 

GEORGE PUTNAMLansing, Mower County

He is 28 NY, Charlotte (Actually Chastine) 23 NY, Irving 9 WI. They are in Lincoln, Marion County Oregon in 1880 and then Salem onwards. He is the son of George Putnam and his first wife Margaret Yeardon from Herkimer County NY. He was there in 1860 single. They were here in the State 1875 census, but Irving wasnít listed.

 

JAMES PUTMANRochester, Olmstead County

He is 20 NY living with a Harrison family. He is James Leroy Putnam, son of Union Putnam and his first wife Clarinda Frost. He was born in Stockton, New York. He will be in Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County in the 1880.

 

GEN. PUTMANRochester, Olmstead County

He is 68 NY and a 'gardener'. Just love that term for retirement. He is Union Putnam. He is in High Forest Olmsted County in 1875, and in 1880 he is near his son James in Yellow Medicine County and still alone. He is number 2846, a son of Andrew Putnam from Stockton, New York.

 

CLARK PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is listed as Clark Puttnam 43 NY. He was here in 1865 and will be in 1880.

 

MARTHA PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

She is 35 MA living with a Taylor family.

 

FRED (FREDERICK) PUTNAMRedwood County

He is 63 NY, M. C. (Mary C. Maynard) 53 NY, Diana (Julia in 1860) 27 NY and F. J. (Frederick Jay) 25 NY. They were in Hennepin County in 1860 and 1865, and in Madison County New York in 1850. He is a son of Frederick Putnam and Mary King from New York. His grand daddy was Charles Putnam from Preston, Connecticut.

 

WILLARD A. PUTNAMForest, Rice County

He is 42 MA. His wife Sarah E. Stearns is 42 MA. They have Willard J. 20 NH and Alice A. (Augusta) 12 MN.He is a son of William H. Putnam and Susan Briggs. They are the ĎOtherí English Putnam line from Yorkshire. His granddad Thomas Putnam came to Connecticut in the 1700s and then went up to Norfolk County Massachusetts where Willard was born. They have been here since the late 1850s and will be back in Hookset New Hampshire by 1880. Sarah is widowed in New Hampshire in 1900 and 1910.

 

WILLIAM PUTMANForest Township, Rice County

He is 61 NY, Miranda 57 NY, Juliene F. 19 IL and Eva M. 17 IL. He is a miller. I do not find this family in Illinois in either 1850 or 1860.

 

SILAS A. (AMOS) PUTNAMBig Lake, Sherburne County

He is a Railroad Station Guard. He is 45 NH (actually VT), Lucy Hayden 42 VT, Charles A. (He is Charles Albin born back in Vermont. He didnít appear with the family in 1850 or 1860. Have no idea where he has been) a druggist is 24 VT. Silas was in Winona County in 1850, and Wabasha County in 1860. See 1850 for who he is.

 

JOHN E. (ELMER) PUTNAMBig Lake, Sherburne County

He is living next door to the above Silas, but is only a very distant cousin. John Elmer is 42 MA. Nancy Augusta Merriam his wife is 40 MA, Jane 17 MA, Elmer Eugene 12 MN, Ella L. 8 MN, George Fayette 5 MN, William Henry 3 MN, Lilla Maude 6/12 MN. They will be here in 1880.

 

HENRY T. (TYLER) PUTNAMMain Prairie, Stearns County

He is a brother of the just listed John Elmer Putnam. He was with his brother in Sherburne County back in 1860 and 1865. He is now a grocer, 37 MA, Caroline Newton 33 MA, Mary Ann 12 MN, Newton 9 MN, Harry E. (Eugene) 7 MN and Herbert A. 4 MN. They will be in Otter Tail County Minnesota in 1875 and 1880. He is a son of Tyler Putnam and Phoebe Woodbury Putnam of Sutton, Massachusetts. John and Nancy were married in Oxford, Massachusetts on November 13, 1849. Tyler is number 2734 in Eben's books, his folks were Archelaus Putnam (number 1220) and Phoebe Hicks of Sutton.

 

H. (HENRY) PUTNAMChester, Wabasha County

He has been here since the mid 1850s. He is now 48 NY, Emma 38 KY. Still no kids. Still no idea who he is.

 

J. E. (JUSTIN EDWIN) PUTNAMGillford, Wabasha County

He is 39 VT, Mary Ann Stafford is 34 NY, Edwin 9 IL and Willie (George William) 1 MN. He is a son of Reuben Putnam and Eleanor Abbott of Bethel, Windsor County Vermont. He and a bunch of his brothers all ventured out to Illinois in the 1840s. They were in Winnebago County Illinois in the 1850 and he was married in 1860 in the census of Dundee, Kane County Illinois. He married Mary Ann Stafford on December 15, 1859 in McHenry County Illinois. They were here in 1865. In 1880, the family will be in Smith County Kansas, and will be in Osborne County Kansas in 1900, 1910, and 1920.

 

CHARLES H. PUTNAMGillford, Wabasha County

He's in the same neck of the woods as the above Justin, but is not kinfolk. He is 30 NY, Celia 26 NY. He is a son of Lewis and Emeline Putnam from Brutus, Cayuga County New York he was home there in 1850, married to Celia in 1860 and will be back with his folks in 1880 without Celia. They either got a divorce or Charles just took off. Celia is in St. Paul in 1880 through 1910 and says she is widowed. Also the ages should read Charles 39 and Celia 28 to tie in with previous reports. The old handwriting thing.

 

GEORGE PUTMANMinneiska, Wabasha County

He was here in 1860. He is a son of Fletcher Putnam and Adeline Carter from Wayne County New York and Vermont before that. He is now 38 NY and still single and farming. He will be in Billings, Montana in 1900 and will still be single then.

 

ALVERS Z. (ZEBINA) PUTNAMMinneiska Village, Wabasha County

Still here, he is 39 NY an attorney and Jennie Fuller his wife is 38 NY. Flora Jane has married A. Z. Kading since 1860, and is now gone, but will be home in 1880. He is Plinyís son.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAMWatopa Township, Wabasha County

He is 35 OH (VT), Elizabeth Ann Ingersol 40 (should be 30) OH, Minnie (William Seward) 13 MN, Washington (William Washington) 11 MN, George (George Fletcher) 7 MN, Belle 2 MN. They are here in 1880. However in 1880, William and Elizabeth are shown as being from Vermont. He is a son of Fletcher Putnam and Adeline Jane Carter from Grafton, Vermont. The family then moved to Delaware County and then Wayne County in New York before coming here in the late 1850s. Elizabeth was previously married to his brother Naham who was out here in 1860 and then joined the Union Army and was killed in the Civil War in 1864. The three oldest kids here are Nahumís, Belle is Williamís. William was still single living at home in 1860. They were married about 1866 or 1867. They are here in 1875 and 1880. Then they are all in Sargent County North Dakota in the State 1885 Census.

 

TARRANT PUTNAMWilton, Waseca County

He has been here since the 1840s and is now 44 NY and a fire insurance agent. And, he finally married a cute young thing, Antonette Johnson who is 22 IL. They are here in 1875.

 

MAY PUTNAMAfton, Washington County

She is 11 MN, living with C. S. Getchier 48 MA and his wife Julia 46 MA. Julia Ann Bacon was married to Simeon Putnam (2187) here in 1860. He died September 11, 1864 and Julia remarried.

 

S. D. (SEMPHRONIAS DANIEL) PUTNAMHillsdale, Winona County

He is 42 NY, T. A. (Tamar Amanda Houck) 42 NY, Nellie (Helen) 13 MN, Ella 8 MN, and Emma 2 MN. They were here in 1860. He is a son of the upcoming Pliny Putnam.

 

GILBERT PUTNAMSt. Charles, Winona County

He is 19 NY and boarding with James Packer. Both are carpenters. He is a son of William Gordon Putnam and Sarah Sheldon of Lisbon, St. Lawrence County New York. He was home there in 1860.

 

A. D. (ALONZO DAVIS) PUTMANWhitewater, Winona County

He is 37 NY, Jennie (Sarah Jane Ford) 37 NY. They are living with the Church family. His folks, Pliny and Flora, are listed next. He was here in 1860 along with his brother Semphronias. In 1880, Alonzo will still be here.

 

PLINY PUTNAMWhitewater, Winona County

He is 69 NH (should be MA), Flora Egerton his wife 64 NY, Charles J. 27 NY, Worthy A. 26 NY. Worthy has a wife Mary Ellen Welch 27 AL and a son Arthur 2 MN. They were married in 1868. Worthy and Charles will be here in 1880, dad and mom won't. Pliny (number 1702) is a son of Daniel Putnam (705) and Kezia Pollard of Winchendon, Massachusetts and then of Vermont. I believe he was born in Winchendon on November 21, 1801, in 1850 he lists MA as his birthplace, although they did go through Charlestown, New Hampshire on the way to Vermont. He married Flora in 1825 in Florence, Oneida County New York. They were all in Arkwright, Chautauqua County New York in the 1850 census. He will be here in 1880, widowed, living with his son Charles.

 

HATTIE PUTMANWinona City, Winona County

She is listed 73 MN and boarding. Now really, no white person was born in Minnesota back in 1797, so the MN is wrong, as probably is the age. Probably 13.

 

PETER PUTMANSilver Creek, Wright County

They were here in 1860. For his line (Dutch) see that entry. Now he is 57 NY, Patience Godfrey his wife 41 NY, Saphronia 25 NY, Charles Henry 22 IL, Julia 16 IL, George W. 9 MN, Martha Jane 7 MN and Viola 4 MN. Peter will be here until he dies here in 1886.

 

 

MINNESOTA 1880 CENSUS

 

This is the full census, not just the Soundex portion.

 

GEORGE W. (WHITMORE) PUTNAMAnoka, Anoka County

He was here in 1857. He is now 52 MA, Catherine W.Hall 51 MA, George H. 19 MN, Lena W. 11 MN, and a niece Mary L. 21 MN. Mary is a daughter of his cousin Harrison, and was with him in 1870. George is a son of Joseph Putnam and Tammy Whitmore also from Sutton. He was born there August 11, 1827. George will be here till he dies December 23, 1898, and Catherine will die here January 21, 1927 at age 97. Also there is a family named Russell who are boarding.

 

HARRISON PUTNAMAnoka, Anoka County

His folks, Charles Putnam (2725) and Frances Sibley, were here in 1860, and he has been shown here since 1870. He is 62 MA MA MA, Mary Aurelia Burleigh his wife is 61 MA MA MA and they have Elnora G. (Georgina) 13 MN who is a daughter of their daughter Ellen. He works in a sawmill.

 

PERCY PUTNAMOakport, Clay County

He is 22 ME ME ME and works on a farm. He is a son of Alvarez Gonsalvo Putnam and Lydia Hamm of Houlton, Maine. He will marry Margaret McDonald here this December 1880. They are in Washington County in 1885.

 

SAMUEL PUTNAMBrainerd, Crow Wing County

He is 45 NY CT ME, Mary 44 NY NY VT, Clara 22 IL, Mabel 16 IL and Barney (Bernie in 1900. name is Bernard) 12 IL. He is Mortimer Samuel Putnam, a son of Thomas Jefferson Putnam (#2257) and Marcina Thomas. He was born in Oswego County New York. He was at home there in 1850, and was with his folks in Salem, Wisconsin in 1860, and he was in Kenosha County Wisconsin in 1870.

 

WILLARD J. (JAMES) PUTNAMDouglas County

He is 29 NH MA MA, Mary 24 WI, Andrew 6 MN, Frederick 2 MN. He is a son of Willard Putnam and Sarah Stearns from Hookset New Hampshire. The family came out here in the 1850s and have been in Rice County. His folks just went back to New Hampshire and will remain there. Young Willard is in Hubbard County in 1900 with another wife named Mary Fuller Rice and some of her kids. By 1910 and 1920, he will be in Sanders County Montana with yet another wife named Henrietta from New York, then back here in 1930. This is the ĎOtherí New England Putnam family from Yorkshire England that came to Connecticut in the mid 1700s.

 

FRANK PUTNAMCarlston, Freeborn, Minnesota

He is actually listed as Frank Barker 15 IL living with Seymour Barker 36 IL and Anngenette Barker 40 IL (WI). His sister Eva 17 IL is here as well. Clerical thing. Genette Wheeler was married to Marvin K. Putnam in Winnebago County Illinois in 1862 and they were there with these two kids in the Illinois State 1865 census. Marvin died March 25, 1866. Hettie, as she was called, then married Seymour there in 1868. They were there in 1870 with these two and one of their own a year old. Frank and Eva were born Putnams.

 

JAMES PUTMANRed Wing, Goodhue County

He is 18 WI US US and a teamster.

 

PORTER PUTNAMRed Wing, Goodhue County

He seems to have two listings. One shows 18 Unknown, the other 18 IL VT VT. In both cases he is a teamster. He looks to be a son of Porter S. Putnam from New York and Vermont before that. He was listed as Girard P. 8 IL in 1870 in Havana, Mason County Illinois.

 

WILLIAM H. (HERRICK) PUTNAMRed Wing, Goodhue County

He was here, single, in 1870. He is now 32 MA MA MA, Addie (Adeline Rowell) 32 NH NH NY, Mary 5 MN, Willie 3 MN and Frank 2 MN. He is a bank teller. His dad is the next listed fella. This William is number 3193, born in Danvers, Mass. January 21, 1848. He married Addie here January 1, 1874, and she will die January 19, 1890. He will then marry Nellie Butts on July 10, 1894 and she will be with him here in 1900.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAMRed Wing, Goodhue County

He is William Richardson Putnam, 69 MA MA MA, Sarah Phelps 64 MA MA MA. They have two boarders. He is number 1542, a son of Daniel Putnam (641) and Susanna Putnam (a cousin, and number 852). He was born in Danvers, Massachusetts May 23, 1811. Sarah Phelps is his third wife. He was first married to her sister Mary Phelps, and then after she died to Ruby Griffin. He and Sarah were married in Danvers April 22, 1879 and headed straight out here where his son William has been for about 11 years. He will die here September 8, 1886 and Sarah on March 28, 1892.

 

CHARLES R. (ROPES) PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He was here in 1870. He is now 43 ME, Laura Ayers Bracket his wife is 37 ME, Ella (listed Laura E. in 1870) 17 MN and Ida 8 MN. A son of James Baker Putnam.

 

CHARLES W. (WESLEY) PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is a physician now having moved over from Wisconsin. Charles is 53 NY VT VT, Ellen Coyle his wife is 53 CAN SCOT SCOT, William C. 29 WI, Edward E. C. 27 WI, Charles E. W. 23 WI. They have a servant Elizabeth Johnson 20 SWED. He is a son of He is a son of Aaron Dickson Putnam and Rebecca Woodword Goodenough from Oneida County New York. They have been in Waukesha County Wisconsin since the 1840s. Ellen is widowed here in 1900 and will be living with her son William. The son William is also listed in Minnehaha County South Dakota now with his wife Elizabeth Bird.

 

EDWIN PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 38 NY NY CT and boarding. He is a kid dresser. I hope that is not someone who dresses up like little children, or worse, dressing and undressing little boys. Probably has to do with leather tanning/dressing, kid gloves and all that.

 

FRANKLIN PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He was here with his dad, Franklin Senior, in 1870. It looks as if he has been married, but there is no wife shown here. Frank is 36 MA, Elizabeth L. his sister 30 MA, brothers John H. 24 MA, William 22 MA and Louis F. 3 MN. Then there is Daisy 4 MA listed as a daughter. The last two are his children.

 

HENRY H. (HERBERT) PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 36 ME, Caroline F. Underwood 32 IL, Anna J. 7 MN, John U. 5 MN. He is the son of Sterne Putnam (1804) and Hannah Townsend of Houlton, Aroostook County Maine. They were in Worcester County Mass. in 1850 and out here in Stearns County Minnesota in 1860. He married Caroline January 10, 1872. They are in Orlando Florida in 1900 and 1910.

 

JOHN H. (HENRY) PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

Another new arrival. He is 50 NY, Mary E. Newton 46 CT, Henry J. 15 NY and Mary L. 5 NY. He is a son of Ralph Lewis Putman and Jane Vorhees from Mohawk, Montgomery County. Dutch folks.

 

L. D. (LORENZO DAVID) PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 27 MA, Mary E. Turnbull 23 IL, George 8/12 MN. Then there is a M. H. Putnam 45 VT listed as a boarder (actually she is his mom). He is Lorenzo Putnam junior, and he is still here in 1900 in Minneapolis. His folks are all here in 1885. Also in 1900, there are his folks, Lorenzo (then 68 MA) and Mary H. (then 65 VT) living in Sherburne County. The M. H. is his mother, Mary Helen Thayer. He is a son of Lorenzo and Mary H. Putnam from Becket, Mass. His dad is a teamster, and is presently in Richmond, Mass. with his son Arthur. They are working out of there at the time of the Census. In 1900 they will be here. Young Lorenzo was born in Becket, Massachusetts. In the 1860 census he was listed there as David L. (his grandfatherís name was David).

 

HOSEA B. (BALLOU) PUTNAM Manford Township, Lac Qui Parle County

He is 54 VT VT VT, Matilda Donhill, his wife, is 33 IN IN VA, Ida M. 6 IL and William Edward 6/12 MN. He is a son of Reuben Putnam and Elleanor Abbott of Bethel, Vermont.He was born there November 2, 1824. In 1850 he and all his brothers were in Winnebago County IL. In 1860 he was single in Newango County Michigan. His brothers Justin and Kittridge are here in Minnesota now too. I guess the color postcards they sent him showing 50 foot snow drifts just got him so excited he just had to venture up here to see for himself. He married Elizabeth A. Walrath in Cook County Illinois January 8, 1845. He later married Matilda Donhill in Chicago, Cook County Illinois March 31, 1868. She will die here in 1881, and at some stage he will head out to the Dakotas. He will die in Gary, South Dakota February 12, 1894.

 

KITTERIDGE PUTNAMHamilton, Lac qui Parle County

He is 54 VT VT VT, and widowed. His son Frank is 20 IL VT IL and Frank's wife Maggie is 17 MN MN MN. Kitterage is a son of Reuben Putnam and Elleanor Abbott of Bethel Vermont. He was in Winnebago County Illinois with a bunch of his brothers in 1850 and in Kane County Illinois in 1860. He was widowed in Chickasaw County Mississippi with the kids in 1870. The Hosea listed earlier is one of his brothers. The Justin here in 1870 was another. They hop around a lot. Kitteridge will be here in 1900, his son Frank will be in South Dakota in 1900 and back here by 1920. Kitteridge married Frances Helen Orcutt while in Illinois, but she died. His son Frank married Maggie Hauck here on October 1, 1879. Kitteridge will die here in Dawson, Minnesota on April 13, 1918.

 

ANTON PUTTMANNLanesburgh, Le Sueur County

He is 64 PRUSSIA, John 24 PRUS, Terese 15 PRUS, and Elizabeth 12 PRUS. They are here in 1885.

 

JOHN PUTTMANNLanesburgh, Le Sueur County

A new guy, the whole family just hit the shores from Prussia, German States. He is 27, Mary 26, Martha 3 and John 1, all born in the old country.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAMLe Sueur, Le Sueur County

He is 8 MI NH NH and living with Otis Alger 62 NH.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAMLe Sueur, Le Sueur County

He is a carpenter 49 NH VT CAN. His wife Lucy Ladd is 44 NY, and they have Fred 21 MN, Nellie 18 MN and Mabel 14 MN. He is a son of Elisha Porter Putnam and Elizabeth Brown from Essex New York. They were here in 1860, 1870 and 1875. Lucy will die later in 1880 and in 1881 he will marry Eudora Ray, the widow of his brother Israel, here in Le Sueur. They are here in 1885, and will both die in the 1890s. Their son Fred will be married here in 1885.

 

HENRY PUTNAMHutchinson, McLeod County

Been here since the 1840s. He is 74 NY, Harriet A. Baldwin his wife 64 CT, Gordon W. (Winslow) 39 OH, and a grandson Harry 7 MN. He is a son of John Putnam and Prudence Walton of Sutton, Mass. His grandfather was Cornelius Putnam (number 339 in Eben Putnam's book) and Elizabeth Perkins of Sutton. They went to Erie County PA where they were in 1820. In 1830 the family was in Athens County Ohio and in Ashtabula County Ohio in 1840. He went up here in the 1840s. He married Harriet Baldwin in Ashtabula County Ohio on September 16, 1835. He will die here June 8, 1890 and Harriet in 1901. Then Gordon was in Washington County with his wife Agnes OíHogarty and son Harry in 1875. She died or something and he is back home. He will marry Karen Bentson a gal from Denmark here in late 1880. He will die in the later 1890s and Carrie is widowed in Renville County (abuts McLeod) in 1900. Then Carrie and most of the kids will be in Whitman County Washington in 1910.

 

GEORGE & JULIE PUTMANNicollet County

He is 10 IL OH IL, she 12 IL OH IL and listed as a stepson of Thomas Cullen and his wife Mary C. 39 IL OH NJ. She is the widow of Benjamin Franklin Putman of Brown County Illinois. They were there in 1870, and he died in 1872 of wounds received in the Civil War. This is a Southern Putman family.

 

LEWIS PUTMANOlmsted County

Another new arrival in 1875 from Oswego County New York. He is 40 NY, Lavinia 35 NY, Levi 21 NY, Charley 18 NY, Clarissa 13 NY, Albert 12 NY, Nettie 8 NY, Willie 2 MN and Nancy 10/12 MN. They are here in 1895, and Lavinia is here widowed in 1900. Most of the kids are here as well.

 

H. T. (HENRY TYLER) PUTNAMAmor, Otter Tail County

He was in Sherburne County in 1860 and in Stearns County in 1870. He is 47 MA, Caroline P. Newton 43 MA, Mary A. 22 MN. Newton L. 19 MN, Harry E. (Eugene) 17 MN, Bertie A. (Herbert Asa) 14 MN and Samuel T. (Tyler) 3 MN. He is a son of Tyler Putnam and Phoebe Woodbury Putnam of Sutton, Massachusetts. John and Nancy were married in Oxford, Massachusetts on November 13, 1849. Tyler is number 2734 in Eben's books. His folks were Archelaus Putnam (number 1220) and Phoebe Hicks of Sutton.

 

H. B. (HOSEA BALLOU) PUTNAMFergus Falls, Otter Tail County

He is a railroad conductor, 27 IL VT NY. He is a son of Alden Putnam and Eliza Ann Smith. He was born in Cook County Illinois and was in Monroe County Wisconsin in 1860 with his folks, and in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1870. According to a write up on his folks, he will next be in California still working as a railroad conductor.

 

C. (CELIA?) M. PUTNAMRose, Ramsey County

She is 39 NY NY NY and a cook. Looks like the same girl who is listed as Celia in St. Paul in 1910. She looks to be the widow of Charles Putnam as shown in 1870 in Wabasha County.

 

ALDEN R. P. (RICHARDS PRESTON) PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 29 MA, Sarah Charlene Dole 29 ME, Alden P. (Perley) 5 MN, Helen T. (Tenney) 3 MN. He is a son of John Preston Putnam and Helen Alden of Salem, Mass. He was born there August 14, 1850 and will die here in St. Paul December 18, 1880. Charlene will die here March 29, 1888. He married Charlene Dole in Georgetown, Mass. in 1873. He is a messenger for American Express. His father, John Preston, was a son of Perley Putnam number 2200 of Salem. They were in Winona in 1875.

 

CLARK PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 60 and lists himself as NATIVE. He works in a shoe factory. He was here in 1865, and listed as Clark Puttnam 43 NY in 1870.

 

E. (EDWIN) C. PUTMANSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 27 NH MA NH a clerk in a store and boarding. He is a son of Edwin Lombard Putnam (2808) from Cheshire County New Hampshire. He was at home in 1860 and 1870. Age is actually 29.

 

JOHN T. (THURSTON) PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 40 (42) MA, Catherine 40 (42) IRE, Marianne 10 MN and a stepson Charles Walker 19 MN. He is a son of Miles Putnam and Rebecca Carter and was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was at home in 1850 with his widowed mother. Catherine was married to a Walker before and I donít have her maiden name. They are here through 1900.

 

SUMNER PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 24 ME ME ME, Jennie Zell 24 BAVARIA, Lida 1 MN. He is a son of Alvarez Gonsalvo Putnam and Lydia Ham of Houlton, Maine. He was born in Hodgedon, Maine June 21, 1856. He married Jennie Zell, born in Berlin, here on July 16, 1878. They will be here in 1900.

 

FREDERICK PUTNAMSherman, Redwood County

He is 74 NY CT NY, Mary Maynard 63 NY MA VT, Triphena 37 NY, John F. (Frederick) 35 NY. They were in Hennepin County in 1860, and here in 1870. He is a son of Frederick Putnam and Mary King of Madison County NY. Fred Sr. was a son of Charles Putnam and Martha Rose of Preston, Connecticut.

 

ELMER EUGENE PUTNAMBig Lake, Sherburne County

He is 22 MN MA MA, Julia Cordelia 23 IL. They are living with his parents, John Elmer and Nancy Putnam here in Big Lake. He is widowed here in 1885 with 4 kids, but will have a new wife by the 1900. Elmer and Julia were married here March 3, 1879.

 

JOHN ELMER PUTMANBig Lake, Sherburne County

He is now 53 MA MA MA, Nancy Merriman 51 MA MA MA, George Fayette 15 MN, William Henry 13 MN, Lilla Maud 10 MN. Been here since the late 1850s. His son Elmer and his wife Julia are also here, but I gave them a separate listing as they live next door. He is a son of Tyler Putnam and Phoebe Woodbury Putnam of Sutton, Massachusetts. They are here in 1885 and will die before 1900. Kids are here then though.

 

LENA PUTNAMMoran, Todd County

She is 11 MN MA MA and lives with her sister Kate Staples 25 MA MA MA and her husband King Staples. They are daughters of George Whitmore and Catherine Putnam from Anoka County.

 

ALVERS Z. PUTNAMMinneiska, Wabasha County

He's been here a long time and is still practicing law. He is 48 NY VT ??, Jennie Fuller 47 NY CT ?? and their daughter Flora is 28 NY. Flora was here in 1860 and married in 1870, but is back. He and Alonzo in Winona County are sons of Pliny Putnam from Winchendon, MA and then Oneida and Chautauqua Counties in New York.

 

HENRY PUTNAMChester, Wabasha County

Been here since the 1860 census. He is now 57 NY, Emily 50 PA (KY). And there are a couple of boarders. They are here in 1885

 

WILLIAM A. (AARON) PUTNAMWabasha County

He was here in the 1860s. He is now 47 VT, Elizabeth Ann Ingersol, his wife, is 39 VT, William Washington 23 NY, George Fletcher 17 MN, Isabelle 11 MN, Nahum 9 MN, Mary 6 MN and Henry 2 MN. He is a son of Fletcher Putnam and Adeline Carter Brush. He was born in Grafton, Vermont and moved with his folks to Wayne County New York and then to here. Elizabeth had originally married Williamís brother Nahum Duncan Putnam. Nahum was killed in the Civil War in 1864. William then married Elizabeth. The first two sons belong to Nahum. They are all in Sargent County North Dakota in the State 1885 Census.

 

JOHN PUTNAMWaseca County

He is 23 IA MI IA and boarding. He is possibly the son of George and Mary Putnam as shown in 1860 in Johnson County Iowa.

 

TARRANT PUTNAMWaseca County

He's been here forever. Came out alone in the 1850s and finally got married here February 15, 1869. He is 54 NY, Antoinette Johnson is 34 IL. Then there are Tarrant 8 MN and Florence 4 MN. In 1900, Tarrant will be widowed and living with his daughter Flora.

 

SEMPHRONIAS PUTNAMHillsdale, Winona County

He has been here since the 1850s, but this year is listed as SIMEON. At any rate, he is 52 NY MA CT, Tamer Amanda Houck 51 NY NY MA, Emma 11 MN is still at home. Emma will later marry Clifton Munger and move to Wisconsin. He has been here since 1852, a son of Pliny Putnam from Arkwright, New York. Not sure where he was in 1900, but they are here in 1905 and in 1910 he and Amanda are in Ellsworth, Pierce County Wisconsin.

 

ALONZO PUTNAMWhite Water, Winona County

He is 43 NY, Sarah Jane 44 VT and there is Lena Wald 8 MN with them. His wife is Sarah Jane Ford, and was born in Poultney, Vermont in 1835. She moved with her folks to Minnesota, and married Alonzo here in 1865. He is Pliny and Floraís son, born in Arkwright, New York. According to a relative, Lena was left on their doorstep as a baby in a basket and was simply take in and adopted by Alonzo and Jennie. They raised her till she got married to a Todd.

 

CHARLES PUTNAMWhite Water, Winona County

He is 37 NY, Harriet Amelia Irwin, his wife, 28 IN, Lester 7 MN, Edgar 6 MN. Then there is a Leonard Putman 78 MA MA MA, listed as father. Leonard would be Pliny Leonard Putnam, as the age and birthplace are perfect. Charles folks are Pliny and Flora Putnam. He was born in Arkwright, New York October 17, 1842. Charles and Harriet were married here in September 1871. He lives next to or with his brother Worthy.

 

WORTHY PUTNAMWhite Water, Winona County

Worthy Adelbert is a son of Pliny and Flora and was with them here in 1870. He is now 35 NY, Mary Ellen Welch 36 AL, Arthur 12 MN, Ada 7 MN, Willie 5 MN and Lulu 3 MN. They are in Nobles County in 1900 and in Rock County by 1910 and then in South Dakota by 1920.

 

CHARLES H. (HENRY) PUTNAMSilver Creek, Wright County

This is Peter's son, Dutch family. Charles is 28 IL, Elizabeth Diantha Bowen is 25 CAN (Ontario), Hollis C. (Chester) 6 MN, Maud A. 4 MN, Edward E. 2 MN, Mabel M. 1 MN.

 

PETER PUTNAMWright County

Been here since the 1850s. He is now 68 NY NY NY, Patience Hannah Godfrey his wife is 52 NY, Sophronia 35 NY, George W. 20 MN, Martha J. 17 MN. He was born in New York January 22, 1814 and he will die here in 1886. His wife Patience was born in New York in 1830 and will die here in 1892. The daughter Sophronia was also born in New York June 12, 1844 and will die here in Big Lake January 26, 1926. At some stage she did or will marry Joseph Moody, but will be buried under her maiden name.

 

S. A. (SILAS AMOS) PUTNAMBuffalo, Wright County

He is 56 VT, L. M. (Lucy Maria Hayden) 55 VT, Pliny Dewey, 34 VT and his wife Laura Williams 27 IN, and their children Lucy E. 9 MN, Silas Elmer 7 MN, and Edith 3 MN. The IGI states Pliny and Laura were married here April 12, 1873, but I would guess it was in 1871 or the first two kids are somewhat illigit. He will be widowed here in 1885, and be here with a new wife Caroline in 1900. Pliny will be widowed here also in 1885, and be here in 1900 also with a new wife. Silas is number 3413 from Cavendish, Windsor County Vermont. His folks are Silas Putnam (1695) and Dorothy Abbot.

 

JAMES PUTNAMGranite Falls, Yellow Medicine County

He is 30 NY, Josephine Vermilyea his wife is 26 NY, Pearl 4 MN. He is James Leroy Putnam, son of Union Putnam (coming up) and his first wife Clarinda Frost. He was born in Stockton, New York.

 

UNION PUTNAMHigh Forest, Yellow Medicine County

He is 71 NY NH CT and lives alone. He is a retired Merchant. The James in the county is his son. In 1850 and 1860, he was in Ellery, Chautauqua County New York. He is number 2846, a son of Andrew Putnam (1318). He was born in Brookfield, NY on June 6, 1809 and will die in Milwaukee January 6, 1886. He was married to Clarinda Frost.

 

 

MINNESOTA 1900 CENSUS

 

CATHERINE PUTNAMAnoka, Anoka County

She is 71 MA born Apr 1829 and lives alone. Catherine Hall is the widow of George Whitmore Putnam and was here from the 1860s. George was born in Sutton, Massachusetts August 11, 1827 and just died here December 23, 1898. She will be in Portland Oregon in 1920 at age 90 living with her widowed daughter Katherine Staples. She was born in Massachusetts January 21, 1927 and will die in Anoka January 21, 1927.

 

MARY A. PUTNAMMankato, Blue Earth County

She is 69 CAN born Apr 1831 and the mother in law of Lewis Hunt. She was here in 1895 and is still in 1905.

 

PEARL PUTNAMMontevideo, Chippewa County

She is 26 MN born Mar 1874. She is a lodger with William Hughes. She looks to be a daughter of James Putnam as shown in 1880 in Granite Falls.

 

SAMUEL M. (MORTIMER) PUTNAMBrainerd, Crow Wing County

He is 65 NY born Sep 1834, Mary A. 63 NY born Jun 1836 and Bernice M. 31 WI born Jun 1868. Also there is Guy Hill 16 MN listed as granddaughter (?). They were here in 1880. He is Samuel Mortimer Putnam, a son of Thomas Jefferson Putnam (#2257) and Marcina Thomas. He was born in Oswego County New York. Mary is widowed here in 1910, living with her daughter Clara Davis who is also widowed by then.

 

FRANK E. (EDDY) PUTNAMBlue Earth City, Faribault County

He is 43 VT born Jan 1857, Jennie Rector 32 NY Apr 1868, Harold R. (Rector) 5 MN Sep 1894 and Alice E. 2 MN Sep 1897. He was born January 9, 1857 in Grafton, Vermont, a son of John Henry Putnam (2825) and Alice Augusta Eddy. John Henry was a son of Asher Putnam number 1271. He is an attorney here. They are here in 1910 through 1930. He will be a State Senator by 1910.

 

WILLIAM R. (RICE) PUTNAMRushford, Fillmore County

Obviously just blew into town in time for the 1895. He is 53 OH born Feb 1847, Harriet Jane Willard his wife 37 IL Jul 1862, Persis (Persis Frances) 11 WI Jul 1888, Katherine 10 WI Sep 1889, Rufus W. (Willard) 8 WI Jun 1891, Harriet 7 WI Jun 1892, Mary H. 2 WI Jun 1897, Janet 1 MN Dec 1898. He is a son of Rufus Putnam and Mary Herskell and was born in Clark County Ohio. He was single in La Crosse Wisconsin in 1880. Jane is widowed here in 1910, and she and a couple of the daughters will be in Urbana, Champaign County Illinois in 1920. The son Rufus Willard will be a cadet at West Point in 1910 and then married in Chicago by 1930.

 

WILLIAM H. (HERRICK) PUTNAMRed Wing, Goodhue County

He's been here since the 1860s. He has a second wife now. He is 52 MA born Jan 1848, Nellie L. Butts is 39 NY born Oct 1860. Her mother Mary M. Butts 64 NY is living with them. Also there are his sons William R. 23 MN born Aug 1876, Frank D. 22 MN Sep 1877, Robert W. 19 MN Sep 1880 and Frederick W. 15 MN Nov 1884. He is number 3193, son of William Richardson Putnam number 1542. He married Nellie here on July 10, 1894. His first wife Adeline Rowell had died in 1890.

 

A. (ABRAHAM) PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 47 IL born Apr 1853, Emma Holmes, his wife, 43 OH born Dec 1856, Harry B. (Brower) 19 IL born Dec 1880, Hart C. (Charles) 17 IL born Jul 1882. Also there is Emma's mother, T. R. Holmes 78 VT. He is a son of William Brower Garrett Putman and Martha Elkins, New York Dutch family. He was born in Schuyler County Illinois. He was in Cass County Illinois in 1870 with his brother John. He married Emma Laura Holmes in Cass County Illinois September 7, 1879. They are here in 1910, but not indexed where I can find them. They will all be here in 1920, except Emma's mom.

 

ARTHUR C. PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 43 MA Sep 1856, Jennie C. 34 NY Jan 1866, Mary 12 WI, Mar 1888, Arthur 10 WI May 1890, and Benjamin H. 5 MN Oct 1894. He is a son of Lorenzo and Mary Putnam. They were all here in 1885 and were all in Sherburne County in 1895. His folks are still there now. He was born in Becket, Mass. and was at home there in 1860. They are back in Sherburne County in 1905 and then in Wright County in 1910.

 

CAROLINE PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

She is 73 CT Feb 1827, Frances 30 NY (really about 47) Jan 1870, Kate 33 (about 44-45) NY Mar 1867. There are also two roomers. These folks are new since 1880. Caroline McCray is the widow now of John Skinner Putnam (son of Harvey and Myra Putnam), and they were in Attica, Wyoming County New York in 1870 and Missouri in 1880. Kids ages are off, but all the names are just fine. The two daughters are here by themselves in 1910. John died here July 14, 1898. Caroline will die January 9, 1906. Both folks were returned to Attica, New York for burial.

 

CATHERINE PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

She is 39 WI born Feb 1861, her sister Sarah L. is 33 WI born Jun 1866. They are new, and are both in St. Paul in 1910. They are both daughters of John Day Putnam and Charlotte Lovell from St. Croix County Wisconsin. They were at home there in 1870 and in Pierce County Wisconsin in 1880. The folks have moved to California, and these sisters decided to hang in here in the Mid West. Catherine is a doctor, Sarah a teacher. They are in St. Paul in 1910.

 

CHARLES E. (EDWARD) PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

Newcomers that were here in 1895. He is 45 NY born Oct 1854, Lucretia Nichols his wife is 42 Sep 1841, A. (Ann) Elizabeth 21 NY Sep 1879 and Willard N. (Nichols) 18 NY April 1882. He is a son of Edward Alexander Putman and Mehitable Anderson and was born in DePeyster, St. Lawrence County New York. Dutch family. They are here in 1910 and 1920.

 

CHARLES R. (ROPES) PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is now 63 ME born Feb 1837, Laura Ann Ayers his wife is 56 ME Jul 1843, Ida A. 28 MN Apr 1872 and Charles Edgar 19 MN Feb 1881. In 1910, he will be widowed and be living with his son Charles in Tacoma, Pierce County Washington. They will be there in 1920 as well.

 

EDWARD C. (CORNELIUS) PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 47 WI born Feb 1853, Mary Johnson, his wife, is 44 NRY born Aug 1855. He is a son of Charles Wesley Putnam and Ellen Coyle. He was born February 6, 1853 in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County Wisconsin. He married Mary in Dell Rapids, South Dakota July 1881. They were here in 1885 and 1895, and are here in 1910.

 

F. (FRANK) J. PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 41 MA born Jan 1859, Mary Christian 38 SWT Mar 1862, Alice 15 MN Apr 1885. Mary's father John Christian 58 SWT is with them. Frank is widowed here in 1910 and 1920. Frank is a son of Lorenzo and Mary H. Putnam who are also here in Minneapolis. He was born in Becket, Berkshire, Mass., and was at home there in 1860.

 

GEORGE A. (ALONZO) PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 55 NY born Mar 1845, his wife Nellie Fletcher 59 VT born Jan 1841. They are boarding with George C. Bowen. George is a son of Alonzo Franklin Putnam (son of Jacob Putnam 1808 and Lucy Barnes of Londonderry, Vermont). George was born in Malone, New York after the family left Vermont. He married Mary Fletcher in Plainfield, Vermont July 5, 1867. He will marry a Mary Ann here in 1901 and they are here in 1905 and 1910.

 

GEORGE H. PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 39 MN born Jan 1861, Gladys 13 MN Oct 1886, George 5 MN Oct 1894. Also there is a housekeeper, Gena Peterson 28 NRY. George is a son of George Whitmore Putnam from Anoka County. He was there in 1870 and 1880. He married Della Sowden in Anoka December 28, 1884 and they were here in 1895, then she died in 1899. He will have a new wife Lilla G. Hendrixson here in 1910 through 1930. George was born in January 1861 and will die here in Minneapolis March 11, 1946. The daughter Gladys was born November 25, 1884 and will die July 28, 1968. She will never marry.

 

HENRY J. PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 36 NY born Feb 1864. Annette Stiles his wife is 33 WI Apr 1867. His mother Mary E. Putnam is 66 CT born Oct 1833. He is a son of John Henry Putnam from New York and the whole family was here in 1880. Henry and Annette will be here in 1910 and 1920.

 

HILTE or HILDE PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

She is 36 VT born Jul 1863. She is enumerated with Mary E. Morse 54 VT, and is listed as her daughter.

 

JOSEPH L. (LOUIS) PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 45 NY born Apr 1855, Josephine L. Michand his wife 31 MN Feb 1869, Hollis H. 16 MN Feb 1884, Edna C. 14 MN Jan 1886, Mabel C. 9 MN Feb 1891, Frances V. 7 MN Feb 1893, Myrte H. 4 MN Oct 1895 and Joseph F. 1 MN Nov 1898. He is a son of Hollis and Charlotte Putnam. He was born in Montgomery County New York. The family was in Will County Illinois from 1860 through 1880. They are all here in 1910 and across the River in St. Paul in 1920. He will be widowed and back in Minneapolis in 1930. His folks are in Chicago now. Dutch family.

 

LEO PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 18 MN born Jan 1882 and boarding. He will be in Pine County in 1920. Also in Pine county then will be Elizabeth Bowen, the widow of Charles Henry Putnam who was in neighboring Kanabec County in 1900. These may well be his folks.

 

LEWIS PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 30 PA born Aug 1869, and rooming. I don't find him in Pennsylvania in 1870 or 1880.

 

LORENZO PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He was here in 1880. He is now 45 MA born Nov 1854, Mary E. Turnbull his wife 43 IL Aug 1856, Estelle E. 18 MN Oct 1881, Irving L. 17 MN Feb 1883, Albert F. 14 MN Jan 1886, Roy W. 12 MN Apr 1888, Margaret 8 MN Jan 1892. His folks were Lorenzo Putnam and Mary Thayer from Becket, Mass. They are here still in 1910 and in 1920.

 

LOUIS F. PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is listed 25 ME born Nov 1874, Lillian C. 22 MN Jun 1877, Vera L. 2/12 MN Mar 1900. Also there is a 'servant' Ellen Voge 15 MN. He is a son of Franklin and Emily Putnam and has been here most of his life. They are here in 1910 and 1920.

 

MARY PUTMANMinneapolis, Hennepin County

She is 83 NY born Apr 1818 and living in the Home for Children and Aged Women.

 

MAUD PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

She is 30 NY born Jan 1870. She is enumerated with Ruth Ridges. She is here in 1905 too. Looks like Carrie the daughter of James and Sarah Putman from Fulton County New York.

 

NED B. PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 38 PA born Apr 1862 (actually born April 7, 1859), Callie (Frances Callie Frost) 19 VA born Jan 1881. He is Edward Bishop Putnam, a son of George and Rebecca Putnam. He was in McKean County Pennsylvania in 1860 and in Warren County Pennsylvania in 1870 with his then widowed mother Rebecca Rider Putnam. By 1880 he was back in McKean County. He and Callie are here in 1905, 1910, 1920 and 1930. He has a saloon called Putís Bar. His dad George is a son of George Putnam (1182) and Salina Thayer of Washington County Vermont and then by 1850 in Jay, Essex County NY.

 

T. L. (FRANKLIN L.) PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is 55 MA May 1845, Emily L. 62 MI Apr 1838. This would be Franklin Jr. who has been here since the 1860s. His dad, Franklin, was from Houlton, Maine. He and Emily are here in 1910. Franklin will die here in Minneapolis on May 30, 1919. Emily will die here January 7, 1917.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

He is Franklin's son and has been here since the 1870s. He is 41 MA Jul 1858, Belle 38 MO Aug 1861, Margaret 8 MN Dec 1891, Robert G. 5 MN Nov 1894, Donald E. 2 MN Oct 1897. They will all be in Ward County North Dakota in 1910, and Belle will be with her son Robert in Montana in 1920, and in Seattle Washington by 1930.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAMMinneapolis, Hennepin County

New here since 1880 when he was in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. He is William Charles Putnam 51 WI born Jul 1848, Elizabeth Bird, his wife, is 51 NJ Dec 1848, George W. 17 MN Jan 1883. His mother Ellen Putnam 73 CAN Feb 1827 is with them. In the 1850 Wisconsin census, he is listed with his parents Charles Wesley Putnam and Ellen Coyle. His dad is from Oneida County New York. The family was in Waukesha County Wisconsin in the 1860. His brother Edward is here in Minneapolis now too. I donít find them in 1910, but Elizabeth is widowed in Spokane Washington in 1920 and the son George is married there too in 1920 and to another girl there in 1930.

 

ESTELLA PUTNAMHennepin County

She is 19 MN born Aug 1880 and enumerated with Rolla Stubbs.

 

ANDREW N. PUTNAMHubbard County

He is 26 NH Oct 1873, and living alone. He is a son of Willard Putnam. They were all in Douglas County in 1880, and now even dad is here in Hubbard County. He will be listed in Beltrami County in 1910, still single. He is also listed as single here in 1910 as well.

 

FRED PUTNAMHubbard County

He is 22 MN born Mar 1878 and lives alone. Fred Ellsworth Putnam is a son of Willard Putnam and was born in Douglas County. The rest of the family is here in Hubbard County now. Fred will marry his stepsister Mabel E. Rice and they are here in 1905. She will die in 1910 and he will have a new wife in Montana after that. They will have 2 kids who are widowed here in 1910 and Fred isnít around then.

 

LEVI PUTNAMHubbard County

He is 40 MN (NY) born Mar 1860. He is a son of Lewis and Lavinia Putman and was in Olmstead County with them in 1880. He was here in 1895 and will be in 1910 through 1930. Dutch family from New York State.

 

WILLARD J. (JAMES) PUTNAMHubbard County

He and his whole gang moved over from Douglas County where they were in 1880 and 1885. He was widowed here in Hubbard County in 1895. He has several sons nearby. His first wife was a Mary who would be 44 MI/WI this census, so this Mary is Mary number two and she has two of her own kids here. He is 48 NH born Sep 1851, Mary Louise Fuller 45 NY Mar 1855, Charles H. 17 MN Jun 1882, Ernest W. 11 MN Jul 1888, Mabel E. 9 MN Jan 1890.Mary was married to Charles Rice who died here in 1888. The stepchildren are Mabel E. Rice 16 MN and Charles W. Rice 11 MN. By 1910 and 1920, he will be in Sanders County Montana with another wife named Henrietta from New York. No kids by then. Interesting Willardís son Frederick will later marry his stepsister Mabel E. Rice.

 

WILLIAM R. (RUSSELL) PUTNAMWhite Oak, Hubbard County

He's new. He is 39 NY born Jun 1860, Annie Elsie Stephenson, his wife, 36 NORWAY May 1864, Wallace 9 MN Aug 1890, Ida 5 MN Jan 1895, Orpha 3 MN Feb 1897. He is a son of William Gordon Putnam and Sarah Sheldon of Lisbon, St. Lawrence County New York. His dad was from Canada. They are here in 1910 with a couple more kids.

 

G. (GEORGE) M. PUTNAMItasca County

He is 42 NY ENG ENG born Jul 1857 and lodging with Elmer Geer. He says he is married now, and is here widowed in 1910.

 

C. H. (CHARLES HENRY) PUTMANKanabec County

He is Peter's son from Wright County. Dutch family out of New York. He is now 51 IL Jan 1849, Elizabeth Bowen 49 CAN May 1851, Iva B. 17 MN Mar 1883, Frank 15 MN May 1885, Alice E. 13 MN Mar 1887, Elsie V. 10 MN Jan 1890, Bertha H. 8 MN Feb 1892, J. (Julia) W. 5 MN Aug 1894 and Florence E. 11/12 MN Jun 1899. Charles will die here April 16, 1907. Elizabeth will be widowed here in 1910, and in Pine County in 1920 and 1930 with her son Frank. She will die in St. Paul May 13, 1933 at age 81.

 

EDWARD W. PUTNAMKandiyohi County

He is 26 IL born Jan 1874 and lives alone. He is the son of Christopher and Harriet Putman. He was home in McHenry County Illinois in 1880. Dutch family. He will marry Georgiana Hanson here in a year or so. She is alone with twin daughters here in 1905 and on. Last time I see Edward. Donít know if he died or split and moved somewhere.

 

KITTRIDGE PUTNAMDawson, Lac qui Parle County

Reuben's son has been here since the 1870s. He is now 73 VT born Dec 1826. He is listed as 'father' with Charles Paige as he was in 1895. See 1880 for his line. Now, he didn't have any daughters in 1880, but maybe he had one that was married then.

 

FRED E. (ELISHA) PUTNAMLe Sueur, Le Sueur County

This one is a son of William Putnam and Lucy Ladd from New York. He was born right here. He is now 42 MN born Jan 1858, Eugenia Jane Palmer 42 NY May 1858, William E. 14 MN Mar 1886, Bessie L. 12 MN May 1888, Myrtle E. 9 MN Jun 1890, Fred I. 7 MN Sep 1892 and Golda M. 2 MN Dec 1897. They were here married in 1885 and 1895. I donít find any of these folks in 1910. The son William is widowed in Yamhill County Oregon in 1920. The son Fred Israel is in North Dakota in 1920.

 

PEARL A.PUTNAMSt. Peter, Nicollet County

She is 23 MN born Aug 1876. She is an employee at the State Hospital for the Insane. She is a daughter of James L. and Josephine Putnam who are in Yellow River County.She is in St. Paul working as a stenographer in 1905. She will be with her mother in St. Paul in 1920.

 

W. A. (WORTHY ADELBERT) PUTNAMNobles County

This is Pliny's son from Winona County. He is now 55 NY born May 1845, Mary Ellen Welch 56 AL Jan 1844, A. A. (Arthur) 32 MN May 1868, his wife Edith Palmer is 21 MI Nov 1878, daughter Eileen 1 MI Feb 1899. Then there is a daughter of Worthy's, Lulu 23 MN born Nov 1876. They will be in Rock County in 1910 and in South Dakota in 1920. The son Arthur is still here in 1905

 

LAVINA PUTNAMRochester, Olmsted County

She is the widow of Lewis Putnam. She is 62 NY born Jan 1838, Nancy her daughter is 18 MN born Aug 1881. Also there is another daughter, Nettie Simmonds 25 NY born May 1875, and her sons Charlie Simmonds 6 MN Sep 1893 and Levi Simmonds 3 MN Aug 1896.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAMRochester, Olmsted County

He is 22 MN born Dec 1877, Lillie 19 MN Sep 1880. He is a son of Lewis and Lavinia and was born here. They are here in 1910 and he is alone here in 1920.

 

CHARLEY PUTMANOlmsted County

He is 37 NY born Aug 1862, Mary Carlson 25 MN Apr 1875. He is a son of Lewis and Lavinia and was here in 1880. They were married here in 1895. They are here in 1910 and she is widowed here by 1920.

 

CAROLINE P. PUTNAMOtter Tail County

Caroline Newton is 62 MA born Jun 1837, Mary Ann 42 MN Jul 1857 and Tyler S. (Samuel) 23 MN Nov 1876. She is the widow of Henry Putnam from Massachusetts, and they were here in 1880, Stearns County in 1870 and Sherburne County in 1860. Her son Herbert is here in the County her son Newton is in North Dakota.

 

FRANK S. (SHADRACK) PUTNAMOtter Tail County

He is a son of Luman Putnam and Lovinia Vanderwark. He was born in Wright County and was with mom in Douglas County in 1870 and the family wasn't listed in 1880. He was single here in Otter Tail County in 1885. He is now 41 MN born Feb 1859, his wife Hannah Robinson is 33 WI Mar 1867, Oren (named after his grandfather) 13 MN Nov 1886, Floyd 11 MN Dec 1888, Worthy 7 MN Nov 1892 and Birdella 2 MN Jan 1898. New England folks. All of these folks will be here in 1910 and 1920. In 1930 Frank is living by himself and Hannah is with her son Oren.

 

HERBERT A. (ASA) PUTNAMOtter Tail County

He is a son of Henry and Caroline Putnam. He was born in Sherburne County. He is now 34 MN Oct 1865, Celia J. Oakes 35 MN Jul 1864, Henry O. 7 MN Nov 1892, Helen E. 6 MN Apr 1894, Carrie D. 3 MN Oct 1896, Everett H. 1 MN Mar 1899. They are here through the 1920.

 

FRANK PUTNAMPine City, Pine County

He is 39 WI born Nov 1860, Sabella 43 IA May 1857, Roy E. 7 IA Sep 1892, George J. 5 IA Mar 1895, Hazel 2 IA May 1898. Also there are two children from Sabella's first marriage; Mary Schales 17 IA and Opal Schales 15 IA. He is a son of Jacob and Mary Putman from Waushara County Wisconsin. They are in Montana in 1920.

 

DOTTIE PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

She is 19 MN born Oct 1881 and enumerated with Belle Gordon as a boarder.

 

DOUGLAS PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 39 OH born Nov 1860. Boarding. He is a son of Benjamin Perkins Putnam and Lydia Edgerton and was at home in 1880 in Marietta, Washington County Ohio, and single here in 1885. He is here in 1910. Massachusetts family.

 

ERNEST B. (BOLES) PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 39 WI born Oct 1860, Helen Louisa Van Auken 33 MN born Apr 1867. He is a son of Henry Cleveland Putnam and Jane Eliza Balcom of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. They were here in 1895, and are here with some kids in 1910.

 

JOHN T. (THUSTON) PUTMANSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He was here in 1880. He is now 68 MA born Oct 1832, Catherine 61 IRE Sep 1839, Marianne 30 MN Aug 1870. He is a son of Miles Putnam and Rebecca Carter and was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was at home in 1850 with his widowed mother. Catherine was married to a Walker before and I donít have her maiden name

 

SUMNER H. (HAM) PUTNAMSt. Paul, Ramsey County

He is 44 ME born Jun 1855, Jennie Zell 44 GER Sep 1855. Also there is their daughter Lydia Vogt 21 MN Feb 1879, her husband Anthony J. Vogt 27 MN Aug 1872, and son Earl L. Vogt 9/12 MN Aug 1899. Also Louisa Miller 86 GER is listed as aunt. Jennie will be here still in 1920. He is a son of Alvarez Gonsalvo Putnam and Lydia Ham of Houlton, Maine. He was born in Hodgedon, Maine June 21, 1856. He married Jennie Zell, born in Berlin, here on July 16, 1878. She is widowed here in 1910 living with her married daughter Lydia Vogt.

 

CARRIE PUTNAMRenville County

She is 39 DNK Nov 1861, James B. 18 MN Sep 1881, John S. (Samuel) 16 MN Apr 1884, Marion J. (Jeanette) 14 MN Feb 1887, Laura 11 MN Jan 1889, Gordon (Gordon William) 10 MN Apr 1890, Fred B. 6 MN Mar 1894. Carrie's brother, Peter Bentson 28 DNK is with them. She is Karen Bentson, and she came to Minnesota from Denmark in the late 1870s. She married Gordon Winslow Putnam, son of Henry and Harriet Putnam from Hutchinson, McLeod County. Renville County by the way, abuts McLeod County on the west. They were married in McLeod County and were there till the later 1890s when Winslow died. Look back to Minnesota 1860, or Ohio 1830-1850 for this line. They are here in 1905. Carrie and most of the kids will be in Whitman County Washington in 1910.

 

WILLIAM PUTMANLuverne, Rock County

He is 25 MN born Aug 1874. Ada his sister is 27 MN Oct 1872. They are Worthy's children and were at home in Winona County in 1880. Their folks are over in Nobles County now. William will be in South Dakota in 1910. His folks will be here in Luverne in 1910.

 

ANDREW PUTMANRock County

They were here in 1885. He is 44 IA (actually born in Germany). He was single in Scott County Iowa in 1880 born Dec 1855, Annie Barnhauf 36 IA Nov 1863, Fred 13 IA Aug 1866, Theresa 12 IA Mar 1888, Mary 9 IA Sep 1890, Lizzie 7 IA Mar 1893, Clara 3 MN Aug 1896 and Josephine 1 MN Oct 1898. Anna will be widowed in Richland County North Dakota in 1910 and in 1920.

 

EUGENE E. (ELMER) PUTNAMBig Lake, Sherburne County

He is a son of John Elmer Putnam and Nancy Merriman from Massachusetts. He was born here and will be here still in 1930. He is now 42 MN born Oct 1857, Viola M. Johnson 33 MN Jun 1866, Gertrude M. 17 MN Sep 1882, Earnest F. 16 MN Oct 1883, Julian E. 15 MN Mar 1884, Pearl M. 13 MN Nov 1886 and Grace M. 11 MN Jul 1888. Viola is a second wife. He was originally married to a Julia Cordelia. She was with him in 1880 but died in early 1885 probably in the birth of Julian who was 2 months old in 1885.

 

GEORGE F. (FAYETTE) PUTNAMBig Lake, Sherburne County

He is a son of John Elmer and Nancy Merriman. He was married in Anoka County on November 11, 1885. He is 35 MN born Sep 1864, Mary Ellen Drew his wife is 33 MN Nov 1866, Fayette Henry 13 MN Jan 1887, Carrie Ellen 11 MN Jan 1889, James Lee 3 MN Jul 1896 and Vernon E. 2 MN Oct 1897. They are in Lake County Oregon by 1910.

 

WILLIAM H. (HENRY) PUTNAMBig Lake, Sherburne County

A son of John Elmer and Nancy Merriman and was born right here. He is now 33 MN born Feb 1867, Minnie J. Hatch 28 MN Mar 1872, Goldie M. 5 MN Jul 1894, William S. 4 WI May 1896, Floyd E. 2 WI Oct 1897 and Sydney U. 11/12 MN Jun 1899. They were in Wright County in 1895, then it looks like they bopped over to Wisconsin for a couple of years. They are here in 1910 and then in Morrison County in 1920.

 

GEORGE F. PUTNAMSherburne County

He is 38 MN born Apr 1862, Lilla Maude Putnam 30 MN Dec 1869, Hugh E. 6 MN Nov 1893, Ethel M. 4 MN Aug 1895, Glen 3 MN Feb 1897, Estella E. 1 MN Apr 1899. Then here comes the kicker. There is Nancy A. Putnam 71 MA born Feb 1829. She is Nancy Merriman the mother of Lilla Putnam. Her husband John Putnam died here October 3, 1899. She is here till she dies January 3, 1914. George is the son of Peter Putman and Patience Godfrey from Wright County. He is listed here as being born in April 1862. Lilla is a daughter of John Elmer Putnam and Nancy Merriman from here. Interesting. He is on the New York Dutch line and she on the New England English one. Anyway, they are here in 1910, and in Snohomish County Washington in 1920.

 

LORENZO R. PUTNAMSherburne County

He is 68 MA born Jun 1832, Mary H. Thayer 65 VT Oct 1835. In 1880, Mary was with her son Lorenzo, and dad was out someplace else. Lorenzo is a son of David Putnam Jr. and his first wife Hannah Church of Beckett, Mass. The line goes back from Lorenzo > David > David (624) > Isaac (226) > Isaac > Edward > Thomas > John.

 

LEE PUTMANSt. Cloud, Stearns County

He is 20 MN born Mar 1880 and boarding with Gerhard Overbeck. He is listed H. Lee in 1910 and is in Kanabec County.

 

FRANK PUTNAMDuluth, St. Louis County

He is 31 MA born Feb 1869 and enumerated with Jennie Schleacher. He is Frank Harwood Putnam, born February 1, 1869 in Sutton, Mass. He is a son of Peter Holland and Harriet Augusta Putnam. His folks are currently still in Sutton, Worcester County Massachusetts. He is married in Cass County in 1910 and 1920.

 

WILLIAM PUTMANDuluth, St. Louis County

He is 40 NY born May 1860, Mary OíHearn his wife 37 WI Oct 1862, Gertrude 17 ND Mar 1883, Mattie M. 12 MN Jun 1887, Willis A. 11 ND Feb 1889, Julia 8 MN Nov 1891, Myrtle 6 MN Sep 1893, Helen 3 MN Feb 1897. Mary's mother, Bridget O'Hearn 66 IRL is living with them. Best guess is that he is a son of Ira and Elizabeth Putnam as shown in 1860 in Luzerne, Warren County New York.

 

THOMAS PUTMANHibbing, St. Louis County

He is 20 MN born Dec 1879 and listed as brother, probably boarder, to John McCarthy.

 

FRANKLIN PUTNAMBurlene, Todd County

He is 35 IL IL WI born May, Sadie Bennett 29 MN born Mar, Hazel 3 MN born Nov, and Hattie 1 MN born Nov. Sorry, but the years were not recorded. He is a son of Marvin Morris Putnam and Ann Gennette Wheeler from Winnebago County Illinois. Marvin was a son of John Wellington Putnam and Minerva Scott from New York and then here in Winnebago County. Marvin died there March 25, 1866. His widow ĎHettieí married Seymour Barker in 1868 and Frank was with them in Winnebago County in 1870 and Freeborn County Minnesota in 1880. They are here in 1905, 1910 and 1920. They are divorced by 1930 and Frank and his daughter Hattie are in St. Paul.

 

WILLIE E. PUTNAMBurnhamville, Todd County

He is 14 WY NH NH born Apr 1886. He is a stepson of Elsworth Dwella 39 MN and his wife Mary E. 44 MA UNK UNK. They have been married 4 years. His mother, Mary Eva True, was married to Walter E. Putnam a son of Alonzo Putnam and Hannah Cole from Haverhill, Grafton County New Hampshire. His dad died and mom remarried. He will be in Traverse County in 1910 near his uncle Parker. Parker is there now (see the next listing) and was a brother of Walter.

 

PARKER A. (ALONZO) PUTNAMTintah Township, Traverse County

He is 47 NH born Jun 1852, Ida Mae Henry 45 NH Feb 1855, Bessie E. 19 NH Aug 1880 and Charles P. 5 MN Jun 1894. He is a son of Alonzo Putnam and Hannah Cole. His brother Hiram is in town too. They were both at home in 1860 in Haverhill, Grafton County New Hampshire. Parker and the family were here in 1885. They are here in 1910 and he is widowed here in 1920.

 

HIRAM M. (MORGAN) PUTNAMTintah, Traverse County

He is 43 NH born Nov 1856, Winnie E. Williams his wife 40 NH Jul 1859, Jennie M. 15 NH Sep 1884, Bertha C. 13 NH Sep 1886, G. (George) Frederick 8 MN Jun 1891, Alonzo W. 6 MN Feb 1894, Hiram M. jr. 2 MN Aug 1897. Young Hiram will be in Montana in 1920. There are also three field hands. He is a brother of the above Parker. Both are sons of Alonzo Putnam and Hannah Cole. They were at home in 1860 in Haverhill, Grafton County New Hampshire. Hiram and the family were in Wilkin County Minnesota in 1895. Winnie will be in a Sanitarium in St. Paul in 1910. Hiram will be here in 1910, and will be in Minneapolis with a new wife in 1920. Alonzo will be a real estate dealer in Broward County Florida by 1935.

 

ALVERS Z. PUTMANMinneiska, Wabasha County

Been here since the 1850s. He is 70 NY born Oct 1829, Jennie E. Fuller 68 NY born Apr 1832, and their daughter Flora Kading 45 NY Jan 1855 is back home again. By 1910 he will be widowed and Flora will still be here. He is a lawyer. He will also be here in 1920 at age 90.

 

WILLIAM PUTMANWatopa, Wabasha County

He is William Washington son of Nahum Duncan Putnam. His dad was killed in the Civil War, and his mother married Nahumís brother William who brought him up. He's been here since the 1860s. He married Rose Stadler here on November 1, 1881. He is 43 NY born Mar 1857, Rose 37 MI Apr 1863, George Ernest 16 MN Sep 1883, Wallace Charles 14 ND May 1885, Mertil (Mary Myrtle) 12 MN May 1888 and Violet (Margaret Violet) 5 MN Apr 1895. Rose is widowed here by 1905 and through the 1930.

 

TARRANT PUTNAMWaseca, Waseca County

He is 74 NY Nov 1825. He has two listings, one living alone and the other with his daughter Flora McAlexander and her husband. He's been here since the 1850s. Antionette has died in the past decade.

 

ASAPH PUTNAMMadelia, Watonwan County

Indexed as Esaph. He is 62 CAN born Dec 1837, Amanda E. Bonham, his wife, is 71 VT born Nov 1828. In 1880 he was in Chicago, Illinois, having married Amanda there in 1875. They were here in 1895 and are in 1905. He is widowed here in 1910, and in Blue Earth County in 1920. Asaph was born December 2, 1837 and will die here April 12, 1930. Amanda was born November 22, 1828 and will die here August 30, 1909.Not sure who his folks are.

 

ALONZO D. (DAVIS) PUTNAMSt. Charles, Winona County

He has been here since the 1850s. He is now 65 NY born Sep 1834, Sarah Jane Ford 64 VT born Jun 1835. He is a son of Pliny Putnam and Flora Edgerton of Chautauqua County New York.

 

SEMPHRONIUS PUTNAMSt. Charles, Winona County

He is 72 NY MA CT and his wife Tamar Amanda Houck is 71 NY NY NY. He has been here since 1852, a son of Pliny Putnam from Arkwright, New York

 

CHARLES J. PUTNAMWinona County

He is 57 NY born Oct 1842, Harriet Irwin 49 IN Jun 1850, Edgar 26 MN Feb 1874, Earl 17 MN Feb 1883, Herbert 11 MN Jun 1888. He is a son of Pliny Putnam and Flora Egerton from Arkwright, Chautauqua County New York and Winchendon Massachusetts before that. He came out here with his folks in the mid 1850s. Charles was born in Arkwright, New York October 17, 1842. Charles and Harriet were married here in September 1871. They are here in 1910 and 1920.

 

LESTER PUTMANWinona County

He is 27 MN born Oct 1872, Grace 25 MN Apr 1875. He is a son of Charles and Harriet and was born here. They'll be in Tempealeau County Wisconsin in 1910 and 1920, arriving there about 1905.

 

P. D. (PLINY DEWEY) PUTNAMBuffalo Township, Wright County

He is a son of Silas and was here in 1880. Pliny is 54 VT born Aug 1845, Belle R. is 41 MN born Dec 1858 and Silas E. is now 26 MN Apr 1874. Silas Elmer is a son of Pliny and his first wife Laura Williams. Belle is his second wife. He was married to Laura Williams in 1880 and widowed by 1885. Pliney will be in Tampa, Florida in 1910. Silas will be married in Alberta Canada in 1911 and then back in Minnesota in 1920.

 

S. A. (SILAS AMOS) PUTNAMBuffalo Township, Wright County

Been here a long time now. He is 76 VT born Jul 1823, Caroline a second wife is 75 CT born Jul 1824. They were here in 1895. He was married to Lucy Hayden's through 1880 and widowed here in 1885. Silas is number 3413 from Cavendish, Windsor County Vermont. His folks are Silas Putnam (1695) and Dorothy Abbott.

 

ED PUTMANCanby, Yellow Medicine County

He is 29 SD born Dec 1870 and living with a Frank Abbott. He is not listed in South Dakota in 1880.

 

JAMES L. (LEROY) PUTNAMGranite Falls, Yellow Medicine County

He was here in 1880. He is now 50 NY Apr 1850, Josephine Vermilyea his wife is 46 NY Nov 1853, Madge 18 MN Aug 1881, Ruth 15 MN May 1885 and Jay 8 MN Sep 1891. He is a son of Union Putnam (2846) and Clarinda Frost of Stockton, Chautauqua County New York. His dad died back in 1886. They are both here, but divorced, in 1910.

 

JAMES PUTNAMYellow Medicine County

He is 28 IL born Sep 1871. He is enumerated with Ole Jarshon as a 'servant.' He is not related to the above James, as near as I can figure.