SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina was originally combined with North Carolina until 1729 and until 1732 it also contained what is now Georgia. It became the Eighth State in the Union in 1788. In 1790 the state was divided into nine Districts and in 1795 and again in 1798, these were divided into 24 Districts. These Districts became Counties in 1868 when South Carolina was re-admitted to the

Union after the Civil War ended.

 

More complete information on the various families appearing in the South Carolina Census can be found the South Carolina Section in the Southern Putman Section of this website.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

CENSUS REPORTS

1790  -  1900

 

UPDATED MAY 28, 2010

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 1790 CENSUS

 

In the 1790 census, the columns are males over 16, males under 16 and females of all ages.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Abbeville District

This is Daniel and his wife Sarah Kendrick from Culpeper County Virginia. He is a son of Zachariah (II) and Margaret Putman. He was born in Culpeper County in about 1745, and married Sarah there in 1765. With them are six sons and five daughters. He will be here in the Warriorís Creek region until he dies in December 1821. Listing is 2-5-6. His line is Daniel > Zachariah II > Zachariah I > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas.

 

BARNET PUTMAN  Pendleton District

He is Thomas Putman's son born back in Essex County Virginia and is listed with his wife Sarah and 2 sons (Thomas and Ezekiel) and 4 daughters. They came down from North Carolina in the early 1770s. He will go with his sons to Kentucky and die there sometime around 1806. The listing is 1-2-5. This line is Barnet > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Pendleton District

He is Barnet's son. He was born January 1, 1764 in Granville County North Carolina. He is listed with his wife Prudence Skelton and one son and one daughter. The listing is 1-1-2. Daniel fought in the Revolution here in 1781. He married Prudence January 5, 1786. They will be around till 1802, and then will be off to Kentucky and then in 1811 to Indiana. Daniel will be a Judge in Indiana, and will die there July 19, 1816. He is my ggg grandfather.

 

THOMAS PUTMAN  Pendleton District

This is Barnet and John's father. There are just he and his wife with a listing of 1-0-1. Thomas was a son of Zachariah Putman I, and was born in Essex County Virginia in about 1720. I think his wife is Elizabeth Barnet, but I have no proof whatsoever except that the Barnets and the Putmans lived together in Virginia and the Carolinas. He moved into North Carolina and bought lands in Granville County in 1754. He and his sons Barnet and John came to the old Craven County in South Carolina in the early 1770s. Elizabeth will die here in this decade, and Thomas will be widowed here in 1800. He is my ggggg grandfather. The line is Thomas > Zachariah I > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putnam from England.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Union District

This is James and Joice Putman. James is the eldest son of Zachariah II from Virginia. He was born in Culpeper County Virginia in 1743. He married his wife Joice Prince in Granville County North Carolina in the later 1760s. He will be here in the Union District until he dies in December of 1811. Joice will be around till 1815. Listing is 3-4-3. Same line as his brother Daniel.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Union District

This is the Reverend John and Sarah Howard Putman with their family. He is a son of Thomas and Elizabeth Putman. He was born in Virginia June 29, 1751, probably in Orange or Culpeper County. He married Sarah Howard here in the Union District right after serving in the Revolution. Her family was from the Union District, and the reason he moved down from the old Ninety-Six District where his dad and brother were living.  He will be here until he dies December 1, 1820. They are listed as 2-3-6. He is Barnetís brother and has the same lineage.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Union District

William and his wife Mary Mitchell were just married and there are no children. He is a son of James and Joice Putman. He was born in Virginia April 10, 1766. I think his full name is William Abner Putman, as he uses the middle initial of ĎAí on several deed transactions. Heíll be around till he dies in Laurens County in May of 1816. Mary will be here September 1838. The listing is 1-0-1. Same line as his daddy James. William > James > Zachariah II > Zachariah I > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 1800 CENSUS

 

In the 1800 census males and females are broken into 0-9, 10- 15, 16-25, 26-44, 45 and over.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Abbeville District

This is Daniel and his wife Sarah Kendrick from Culpeper County Virginia. He is a son of Zachariah (II) and Margaret Putman. He was born in Culpeper County in about 1745, and married Sarah there in 1765. Daniel is listed as over 45 as is Sarah. They have six children still at home. The listing is 01201 12001.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Abbeville District

Daniel Putman and Sarah Kendrick's eldest son is around 30 and his wife Dulcybella Watkins is around 25. They were married around 1793 or so, and they have this listing 10010 20200. It appears that someone's sister is with them.

 

RUBEN PUTMAN  Abbeville District.

Another of Daniel's sons. Ruben is about 25 has recently married his first wife whoís name I donít know. They have one young son. They will be here through around 1815. She will die, and he will marry a gal named Lucinda around 1820, and they will be around through the early 1830s, and then off to Benton County Alabama and be there in the 1840s. Lucinda will be widowed there in 1850. Listing is 10100 00100.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Laurens District

He is a son of James and Joice Putman. He was born in Virginia on April 10, 1766. His wife is Mary Mitchell. They have four children. Listing is 30010 10100. The sons are Mitchell, Reuben and Abner. He will die here May 10, 1816.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Union District

This is the Reverend and his wife Sarah Howard. They still have a bunch of kids at home. Listing is 10101 42210. He is a son of Thomas and Elizabeth Putman. He was born in Virginia June 29, 1751, probably in Orange or Culpeper County. He married Sarah Howard here in the Union District right after serving in the Revolution. Her family was from the Union District, and the reason he moved down from the old Ninety-Six District where his dad and brother were living.  He will be here until he dies December 1, 1820.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Union District

James and Joice are now both well over 45, with some children still at home, one with a family it seems. The listing is 01211 00201. James is the eldest son of Zachariah II from Virginia. He was born in Culpeper County Virginia in 1743. He married his wife Joice Prince in Granville County North Carolina in the later 1760s. He will be here in the Union District until he dies in December of 1811. Joice will be around till 1815.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Union District

He is a son of James and Joice. He is married with 4 young children. His wife is, or at least will be, Mary, and I think her last name is Hall, but I am not certain. Listing is 20100 11100. He will shortly head across the line into Georgia with his brother Jesse. He will be there through the 1820s, and then back here for the 1830. He will die in the mid 1830s and his wife Mary will marry Absolem Hyde.

 

JESSE PUTMAN  Union District

Another son of James with another wife whose name I do not know. This is his first wife. When he heads into Georgia he will marry a Sarah in Habersham County before going on to Tennessee. Listing is 00110 00010.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Union District

Another son of James and Joice Putman. This time I know the wife. She is Millie Wilson. They have four children. Listing is 30010 10100. He was born in Virginia around 1769, and married Millie here in 1793. They will be here through the 1820 census, and then be in Bedford County Tennessee by the 1830. Millie will die there in 1834, and he will die as well before 1840 as best I can figure.

 

BARNET PUTMAN  Pendleton District

He and Sarah are both well over 45 and there are four at home. I have nothing on the daughters, but the son would be Thomas who will be getting married shortly. Listing is 00101 02101.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Pendleton District

Dan is Barnet's son and my relative. He and his wife Prudence Skelton are both in the 26-45 age range. At home are Lavinia and Hazael, Reding, William, Elijah, Thomas and then one other male who I have no clues about. 41110 10010. This is my line through their son Reding.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Pendleton District

This Daniel is a son of James and Joice Putman. It seems that he and his wife were just married. Both are in the 16-26 age bracket with no children. The listing is 00100 00100. He will be in Union County in 1810, and then in Williamson County Tennessee in 1818. He is very elusive, and I have very little on him. See his story in the South Carolina Section for some thoughts and more confusion.

 

THOMAS PUTMAN  Pendleton District

Barnet's father from North Carolina . His wife Elizabeth Barnet has died and he is alone. 00001 00000. This will be his last listing. He will die before his family moves on to Kentucky in about 6 years.

 

EZEKIEL PUTMAN  Pendleton District

Barnet's son. He was born here in South Carolina in the 1870s. He and his wife Hannah Brazelton were recently married and have one son, Elias. They will go to Kentucky with his folks, and then when they head up to Indiana in 1816, he and Hannah will move to Hall County Georgia around 1817 and join his brother Thomas who will go there around 1812. Listing is 10100 00100.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 1810 CENSUS

 

In the 1810 census males and females are broken into 0-9, 10- 15, 16-25, 26-44, 45 and over.

 

By the 1810 Census Barnet Putman and his children had moved, most to Warren County Kentucky but Thomas had gone to Hall County Georgia. Daniel's family was mostly in Laurens County. John and James and some of their sons were in Union County and two were in Pendleton County. John Putman, son of Benjamin, had moved just over the border from North Carolina into York County.

 

RUBEN PUTMAN  Laurens County

He is a son of Daniel and Sarah Putman from Abbeville. Ruben is shown over 26 and Lucinda under 25 and they now have two children. The listing is 00110 011.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Laurens County

Daniel Putman and Sarah Kendrick's eldest son, William, is now shown over 45 and Dulcy Watkins is not listed, though she is alive and is in the 1820 census and as his widow in the 1830 census. Problem is that the top corner of the page is torn off. Anyway the listing is 23001 310, and should be 23001 31001. He lives next to Reuben Putman.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Laurens County

He and Sarah are both over 45 now. Listing is 00101 00101. The youngsters are probably Susan and her husband William Henry Cross.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Laurens County

William and Mary Mitchell are both in the 26-45 age group. He is James' son. Listing is 11010 21110. He was born in Virginia on April 10, 1766. His wife is Mary Mitchell. He will die here May 10, 1816. Mary and the kids are still here in 1820.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Pendleton County

This William, I believe, is a son of Joseph and Milly. He is 16-25 as is his wife. I believe he was killed during the War of 1812. The listing is 20100 12100.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Pendleton County

He is a son of James and Joice Putman. Joseph and Millie Wilson are under 45 and have 8 of their 10 kids at home. Listing is 13010 22010. They will be here in 1820, then off to Bedford County Tennessee and be there in 1830.

 

AMOS PUTMAN  Union County

Amos, son of James and Joice Putman, is under 45 as is his wife Maryann Heaton. The listing is 10010 20010. They will be here in 1820, then off to Williamson County Tennessee and be there in 1830.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Union County

Another of James' children. He is indexed as Patman He is 16-25 as is his wife. There is another female between 26 and 45 with them who may be a sister of one. The listing is 11100 21110. He will get a land grant in Williamson County Tennessee in 1818 and be there in the 1820, and in Bedford County by 1830.

 

JABEL PUTMAN  Union County

James and Joice's son and his wife Nancy are both in the 26 to 44 age bracket. Their family is listed as 30010 20010. He too will get a land grant in Williamson County in 1827 and be there in the 1830.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Union County

James is over 45 and Joice Prince his wife under 45. Listing is 00001 00010. James is the eldest son of Zachariah II from Virginia. He was born in Culpeper County Virginia in 1743. He married his wife Joice Prince in Granville County North Carolina in the later 1760s. He will be here in the Union District until he dies in December of 1811. Joice will be around till 1815.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Union County

The Reverend and Sarah Howard are both over 45. The listing is 00101 12402. I am not certain who the other older woman is. He is a son of Thomas and Elizabeth Putman. He was born in Virginia June 29, 1751, probably in Orange or Culpeper County. He married Sarah Howard here in the Union District right after serving in the Revolution. Her family was from the Union District, and the reason he moved down from the old Ninety-Six District where his dad and brother were living.  He will be here until he dies December 1, 1820.

 

MILLIE PUTMAN  Union County

Millie Barnet is the widow of Abel Putman, and is show with her 3 young children. She is in the 16-25 age group. Abel just died in the past year. Listing is 11000 10100. Abel was a son of James Putman and Joice Prince. Millie may have remarried to a Joseph Prince (confirmed in a article on the Prince Family, printed in the Arkansas Historian in 1963), and remained in Union County as did her son Zadock. Her other son Bazel moved to Bedford County Tennessee in the 1830s and in 1840 had an older woman with him who may have been Millie. Not sure exactly what happened to her.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  York County

Benjamin and Elizabeth's son has dropped down from Rutherford County in North Carolina a couple of miles into South Carolina where he just got a land grant. His wife is Lucy Covington, and they will soon be off to Alabama. You can find out more about him in the North Carolina Putman Section. Listing is 10100 20200. Again, not certain who the extra older girl is and the two Ďextraí kids are. I think they belong to his brother Thomas who will be here in 1820. He is also listed back in Rutherford County as 00100 10100.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 1820 CENSUS

 

By 1820 James has died and Joice remarried to Reverend Sparks, John and Sarah are still around and Daniel is a widower. William, James' son, had died in 1816 and his widow, Mary, is still there. John Putman went back to North Carolina and his brother Thomas is now in York County. Many of the next generation had moved to Tennessee by this time.

 

In the 1820 census males are broken down 0-9, 10-15, 16-18, 19-25, 26-44, 45 and older. Females are divided 0-9, 10-15, 16-25, 26-44, 45 and over.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Laurens County

He is alone and widowed and shown over 45. His wife Sarah Kendrick died in the past several years, and Daniel will die here December 31, 1821.

 

REUBEN PUTMAN  Laurens County

He is Daniel and Sarahís son. He is now over 45 and his wife is under 44. Listing is 200001 20230. They will be here in 1830 and then head south and be in Alabama by 1840.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Laurens County

He is Daniel Putman and Sarah Kendrick's eldest son. He and Dulcy Watkins are both over 45. The listing is 200101 01101.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Laurens County

William, son of James, had died May 10, 1816 and Mary is now a widow with a bunch of kids. Listing is 500010 01010. The oldest son at home is probably Reuben. Abner had married in 1818 and I do not find him listed separately, but this listing does not give a listing of a wife, so I go with Reuben.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Pendleton County

He is a son of James and Joice Putman. He was born back in Virginia about 1769. He and Millie Wilson his wife and the kids will be leaving shortly for Bedford County Tennessee. This listing shows 010001 22210.

 

AMOS PUTMAN  Union, Union County

He is a son of James and Joice Putman. Amos is over 45 and Maryann Heaton just under. Listing is 210011 22010. They will be off for Williamson County Tennessee in a few years.

 

SOLOMON PUTMAN  Union, Union County

This is John's son. This would be Solomon and his first wife. He will soon be widowed and then will marry Harriet Woodson in 1827. He administered his dad's estate later in 1820. The listing here is 000110 40010. He will go to Tennessee soon.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Union, Union County

This is the Reverend's last reporting as he will die shortly on December 1st 1820. Sarah Howard, his wife will die in the next decade as well. The family is listed as 000001 00411.

 

THOMAS PUTMAN  York, York County

He is a son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Putman from Rutherford County North Carolina. He and his wife Hannah Lindsey have  begun residence in South Carolina just across the border from Rutherford County from whence he came. Listing is 210110 31010. His brother John Putman was here earlier, but has gone back to North Carolina. Thomas will eventually return there as well.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 1830 CENSUS

 

A big exodus to Tennessee took place in the 1820s. The first generation has all died, though two widows remain. The second generation, that has remained, has begun family life. Putmans are now only in Laurens and Union counties.

 

In the 1830 census both males and females are listed 0-4, 5-9, 10- 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, etc.

 

ABNER PUTMAN  Laurens County

He is a son William and Mary. He married Haney Ashley in 1818. Their listing is listed two different places under Putnam and then Putman. I only know of one Abner so I am not certain what this is all about. At any rate, one listing is 12001 11101, the other is quite confusing and 1100101201  0120100. He was born May 8, 1798, married Haney Amanda Ashley on June 1, 1818. Haney was a daughter of John Ashley and Elizabeth Garrett. She was born June 12, 1801. He died in Laurens County on July 4, 1878. His will was probated in July 1878 and is found in Box 186, Package 8. Haney died earlier on December 1, 1876.  Both are buried in the Warrior Creek Cemetery in Laurens County.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Laurens County

Young James Junior and his family have grown. This will be his last listing. He will die in the mid 1830s, as it 1838 his widow Mary Putman signed some deeds on her own. She will marry Absolem Hyde in 1844, and be listed with him in 1850 as will her last son James Hamilton Putman. Listing is 11201 10001.

 

REUBEN PUTMAN  Laurens County

He is a son of Daniel Putman and Sarah Kendrick from here. He is now over 50 as is his wife. Sorry but donít know her name. She will die and he will have a new younger wife Lucinda by 1840. This family will be off to Benton County Alabama in a few years. He will die there in 1847. Listing now is 01000001 1000001.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Laurens County

He has recently married Lucinda Moore and they have two children. He is in his late 20s as is she. Listing is 10001 10001. He is a son of William Putman and Mary Mitchell. Daniel was born June 20, 1804 and died August 1, 1882. He married Lucinda Moore who was born May 26, 1809 and died May 9, 1903.

 

DULCY PUTMAN  Laurens County

She is listed as Dinsey, but she is Dulcybella Watkins the widow of William Putman, son of Daniel and Sarah Putman. She still has two sons, John and William, at home. The listing is 0002 00000001.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Laurens County

Mary Mitchell is the widow of the other William, son of James, and she still has a bunch of young ones. The listing is 2112001 001001. William died here in 1816 and Mary will be around till she dies in 1842.

 

REUBEN PUTMAN  Laurens County

This is the son of William Putman and Mary Mitchell. His wife Mary is also a Putman, a daughter of William and Dulcy Putman from here in Laurens County. The listing is 221001 011001. They will move to Texas in about 1837 and he will die about 1839 in Washington County Texas. Mary was widowed there in the 1840 and 1850 census and died sometime in the 1860s while in Gonzales County Texas. More info on Reuben and his family is in the Alabama Section.

 

BAZEL PUTMAN  Union County

Abel and Millie's son is listed as 10001 1001. In the 1850 census of Lauderdale County Alabama he has a Louisa age 30 with him. She must be the eldest daughter, so I have no idea whom his wife might be.

 

ZADOCK PUTMAN  Union County

The other son of Abel. He is listed 00001 000001. His mother Millie Barnet Putman is living with him. He does not appear to be married yet.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 1840 CENSUS

 

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

 

CHARLES PUTNAM  Berkley County

This is Benjamin Putnam's son. Benjamin was a New England Putnam from Danvers, Massachusetts. He settled in Savannah, Georgia and married Ann Sophia Malcolm. Charles is a traveling minister and is also listed in the 1840 Georgia Census near where his folks are. His main circuit was around Brunswick Georgia, but he was back where he was born maybe to see friends. He is now in his mid 20s. Heíll spend the rest of his life in Glynn County Georgia and die there in 1847. He never married. Guess just on the road too much.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Laurens County

William's widow Mary Mitchell is now in her 60s and living all by herself. She has been widowed here since William died back in 1816. Mary will be around a couple more years and then die here.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Laurens County

William and Dulcy's son is in his 20s as is his wife Elizabeth. Their family is shown as 10001 10001. He was born here in 1812 and will be here till he dies in 1884. I donít know his wifeís last name. Sorry.

 

ABNER PUTMAN  Laurens County

He is in his 40s now and Haney Ashley in her 30s. Family is still growing and is listed as 0022001 222011. He is a son of William Abner Putman and Mary Mitchell. He was born May 8, 1798, married Haney Amanda Ashley on June 1, 1818. Haney was a daughter of John Ashley and Elizabeth Garrett. She was born June 12, 1801. He died in Laurens County on July 4, 1878. His will was probated in July 1878 and is found in Box 186, Package 8. Haney died earlier on December 1, 1876.  Both are buried in the Warrior Creek Cemetery in Laurens County.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Laurens County

He is a son of William Putman and Mary Mitchell. He is in his 30s and Elizabeth Hughes in her 20s. The family is shown as 232001 21001. He was born here on February 14, 1803, and married Elizabeth Hughes. They remained in Laurens County all their lives. Elizabeth died in 1849 and James died September 21, 1881.

 

REUBEN PUTMAN  Laurens County

He is in his 30s. His wife Elizabeth is also in her 30s. The family is listed 111001 101001. Reuben Hiram is a son of William Putman and Dulcybella Watkins. He was born in 1805.  He is listed as Hiram in the 1850 here in Laurens County.

 

JOHN C. (CALHOUN) PUTMAN  Laurens County

He is a son of William and Dulcy Putman. He is in his 20s and his wife, Nancy, still in her teens and their son Henry was just born. The listing is 10001  0001.  They will soon be moving south into Blount County Alabama in 1843. They are there in the 1850 and will be the rest of their lives. His mother Dulcybelle lives either next door or with him and is alone in her 60s. More info on John and his family is in the Alabama Section.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Laurens County

He is now in his 30s as is his wife Lucinda Moore. He is a son of William Putman and Mary Mitchell. Daniel was born June 20, 1804 and will die August 1, 1882. Their family is shown as 100001 121001.

 

NIMROD PUTMAN  Laurens County

Son of William and Dulcybella. He is in his late 30s as is Sarah Dollar, his wife. The family is growing and is listed 220001 011001. They will be here the rest of their lives.

 

ZADOC PUTMAN  Union County

Abel and Milly's son has just married a widow, Hannah Wicks. He is in his 20s as is she. They have her daughter Jane Wicks 1 and also his sister Jincy living with them. His mother has moved to Tennessee with his brother Bazel and his family. This listing is 00001 10002.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 1850 CENSUS

 

Finally we get exact names and ages and place of birth. Itís much easier to sort them out now.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

John is a son of Abner Putman and Haney Ashley. He is 25 and his wife Nancy Garrett is 20. She is Nancy Ellen Garrett. They were married December 30, 1847.

 

PERRY PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

He is James Perry Putman another son of Abner and Haney. He is 23 and his wife Mary Frances Parks is the same age. They have a daughter Martha 1. They live right next to his brother Simeon Putman and his family.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

He is now 47 and Lucinda Moore his wife is 45. At home are Calister 20, Manerva 16, Dorothy 14, Robert 12, Malinda 10, Zadock 8, Permilia 2. He is a son of William Putman and Mary Mitchell from here. Daniel was born June 20, 1804 and died August 1, 1882. He married Lucinda Moore who was born May 26, 1809 and died May 9, 1903. Both are buried at the Warrior Creek Cemetery in Laurens County.

 

ABNER PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

William and Mary's son Abner is now 52 and Haney Ashley is 49. Children still at home were Malissa (listed as Leviny) 17, Calister 15, Haney 13, Lucinda 10, Isabella 8 and Manina 6. He was born May 8, 1798, married Haney Amanda Ashley on June 1, 1818. Haney was a daughter of John Ashley and Elizabeth Garrett. She was born June 12, 1801. He died in Laurens County on July 4, 1878. His will was probated in July 1878 and is found in Box 186, Package 8. Haney died earlier on December 1, 1876.  Both are buried in the Warrior Creek Cemetery in Laurens County.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

Abner's brother is 46 and it appears that his wife Elizabeth has died. With him are James R. (listed as A.J.) 25, Mary 18, George 16, Charles 16, John 13, Martha 11, Sarah 9, Thomas 7, Bluford 5, Alexander 3 and Cornelius 2.

 

SIMEON PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

Abner Putman and Haney Amanda Ashley's son is 30 and his wife Catherine Owings is 26. Kids are John Abner 5, Sarah Elizabeth 3 and Nancy M. 2. Simeon was born December 12, 1820 and married Catherine Owings on January 4, 1844. He will die on May 20, 1854. Catherine was born June 1, 1825 and she die January 22, 1901. Catherine was a daughter of John Owings and Nancy Dorrah. They live a few farms away from Daniel and Lucinda Putman.

 

TURNER R. (RICHARD) PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

He is Turner Richard Putman, the eldest son of Daniel and Lucinda. He is 24, and his wife Mary Irene Thomas is 23. Children are Robert (Columbus Robert?) 5, Elizabeth 3 and Caroline 1.

 

REUBEN HIRAM PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

The listing is shown as Hiram but it is Reuben Hiram a son of William and Dulcybella Putman. He is 45 and his wife Elizabeth is 40. Children are Caroline 18, Purchase 10, John 5 and Jesse 1.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

He is William W. Putman, son of William and Dulcy. He is 38 and his wife Elizabeth is 36. Children are David B. 14 (actually a daughter Dulcy Belle as shown in 1860 and later), Henry 11, Zaney 9, Albert 7, Sarah 5 and Peden 2.

 

NIMROD PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

Another of Bill and Dulcy's kids. He is 50, his wife Sarah Dollar is 47. Children at home are Arrinda 21 (she will marry next year), Hillin 18, Sanford 16, Wilsey 14, Leander 11, Amanda 8, Millam 6, Purchase 2, Julia 1.

 

HAMILTON PUTMAN  Western District, Pickens County

His full name is James Hamilton Putman, and is listed as 18 SC. He lives with his mother Mary Hale Putman 40 SC and his stepfather Absolem M. Hyde 42 SC. He is a son of James Putman and Mary Hale and was born back in Laurens County. James junior was a son of James and Joice Putman of Union and then Laurens County. His dad died in the mid to late 1830s, and his mom married Absolem here in 1844. He will be married here in 1860.

 

MAHALLY ANN PUTMAN  Union County

She is 19 SC and lives with James and Sally Ellis. Not sure how she fits into the family.

 

ZADOCK PUTMAN  Union County

Abel's son is 43 and his wife Hannah 35. Living with them is Jane Wicks 11. Jane is a daughter of Hannah and her first husband.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 1860 CENSUS

 

MARY E. PUTNAM  Abbeville County

She is 25 MA and a schoolteacher. She looks to be the daughter of William Putnam (number 2014) and Augusta Friend from Beverly Massachusetts. She was home there in 1850.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Cool Water, Laurens County

William Putman and Mary Mitchell's son is 50 and a widower as his wife Elizabeth Hughes died in 1849. With him are Martha 21, Thomas 19, Bluford 17, Alexander 14 and William Abner 5. He must have had another wife or something as William Abner was born some 6 years after Elizabeth died. He was born on February 14, 1803, married Elizabeth Hughes. They remained in Laurens County all their lives. Elizabeth died in 1849 and James will die here September 21, 1881.

 

J. R. (JAMES RICHARD) PUTMAN  Monroe, Laurens County

This is James and Elizabeth's son. He is 34 and his wife, initial O, is 26. Children are Robert Thomas 14 and a daughter, initial P, 9. I donít find him again. I assume he was a Civil War casualty.

 

ABNER PUTMAN  Pleasant Mound, Laurens County

Abner is 60, Haney Amanda Ashley 58. Lucinda 20 and Manina 18 are still living at home. He is a son of William Putman and Mary Mitchell, and was born May 8, 1798, married Haney Amanda Ashley on June 1, 1818. Haney was a daughter of John Ashley and Elizabeth Garrett. She was born June 12, 1801. He will die in Laurens County on July 4, 1878. His will was probated in July 1878 and is found in Box 186, Package 8. Haney died earlier on December 1, 1876.  Both are buried in the Warrior Creek Cemetery in Laurens County.

 

CATHERINE PUTMAN  Pleasant Mound, Laurens County

Catherine Owings is the widow of Simeon who died May 20, 1854. She is 34 and the children are John A. 14, Sarah E. 12, Nancy M. 10, Isabella 9 and William B. 7. Now this William B. may be the same as the William A. living with uncle James. Don't know.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Pleasant Mound, Laurens County

Dan is 52 as is his wife Lucinda Moore. At home still are Minerva 24, Robert 21, Sarah 18, Zadock 15, Pernicia 10 and Pamela 7. He is a son of William Putman and Mary Mitchell from here. Daniel was born June 20, 1804 and died August 1, 1882. He married Lucinda Moore who was born May 26, 1809 and died May 9, 1903. Both are buried at the Warrior Creek Cemetery in Laurens County.

 

J. P. (JAMES PERRY) PUTMAN  Pleasant Mound, Laurens County

This is James Perry Putman, son of Abner and Haney Amanda Putman. He is 30 as is his wife, Mary Frances Parks. Children are Martha 10, Elizabeth 9, Arena Medora 7, Manetta (Mary Henrietta) 5, Nancy 4 and Abner (William Abner) 1. He was born January 20, 1827 and killed in the Civil War after fighting at Greensboro and Aversborough, Guilford County North Carolina in March 1865. He actually died in the CSA Hospital in Greensboro on April 9, 1865. He married Mary Frances Parks on December 21, 1848. Mary was a daughter of Samuel Parks and Elizabeth Moon Green. Mary was born January 21, 1827 and died April 11, 1912.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Pleasant Mound, Laurens County

Abner and Haney Amanda Putman's son is 37, Nancy Garrett is 28, John E. 10, Jeremiah 8, Sarah Ann 6, Samuel S. 4 and S. P. (Stephen Perry) 2. He was born in 1825. He married Nancy Ellen Garrett on December 30, 1847. He served in the Confederate Army and was seriously wounded in Greensboro, Guilford County North Carolina on March 11, 1865. He was placed in the Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 2, 1865, and he died there April 14, 1865 five days after the War ended. Poor timing. Nancy was born September 26, 1831 and will die September 21, 1903

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Pleasant Mound, Laurens County

He is now 45. Elizabeth 43 and children are Drucilla B. 22, Zaney 18, Sally 14, Peden 12, I. Jane 5 and Irby Dunklin 1. He is a son of William Putman and Dulcy Watkins and was born here in 1812 and will be here till he dies in 1884.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Scuffle Town, Laurens County

William's son is now 50 and still seemingly widowed. With him are Martha Ann 22, Thomas 19, Bluford 16, Alexander 14, Cornelius 12 and William A. 7.  Now if his wife died 12 years ago then young Bill could not be his. He might be the William listed with his mother Catherine Owings who is Simeonís widow.

 

NIMROD PUTMAN  Youngs, Laurens County

He is now 59. Sarah Dollar his wife has died in 1857, and his new wife is Rachel Haulk 43. Children are Leander 21, Amanda E. 18, Hillen 15, Purchase 13 and Julia 11. He is a son of William Putman and Dulcybella Watkins. He will be here till he dies July 28, 1876.

 

J. H. (JAMES HAMILTON) PUTNAM  Maxwells Mills, Pickens County

He is 25 SC (listed 18 SC in 1850) and his wife Susan Hancock is 29 SC. Children are Martha 9, Mary 7, James E. 5 and Florence 2. All the kids are born in SC. He is listed here as J. H. In 1880 he is listed as J. Hamilton Putman in Oconee County SC. Now in 1868 his part of Pickens County became Oconee County. He didnít move. Where he lives is near Anderson County and next to Habersham County Georgia. Back in 1810 Jesse Putman left South Carolina and went to Franklin County Georgia, and then to Habersham County Georgia, and then on to Tennessee. He was accompanied to Franklin County by a James Putman. I believe this was James Junior, and both were sons of James and Joice Putman from Union County. A family record has James Hamilton as a son of James Putman and Mary Hale. I figure this is his line.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 1870 CENSUS

 

South Carolina sent a great number of men into the fighting in the Civil War and a great number of these men were killed in that tragedy. In this census we will be finding a number of widows.

 

ALEXANDER P. PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

A son of James Putman and Elizabeth Hughes. He is 26, his wife Elvira Brown is 28 and they have Perry J. 3 and Robert D. 1. They will be here through the 1910 census.

 

CORNELIUS PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

Another of James' kids. His wife is Margaret Peden. He is 23. She is a widow age 28 with her three Thompson children, Alice 14, James 3 and Margaret 1. He lives next door to his father James Putman. He was born July 14, 1847 and married a widow, Margaret (Peden) Thompson in 1865. Margaret was born February 15, 1843. In 1910 both are in Greenville County but in 1920 only Margaret, age 76, is still around with her daughter Maggie still with her in Anderson County. Same in 1930 at age 87 in Greenville.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is now 64 and Lucinda Moore his wife 63. At home are Manerva 35, Parolee 20 and Permilia 16. He is a son of William Putman and Mary Mitchell from here. Daniel was born June 20, 1804 and died August 1, 1882. He married Lucinda Moore who was born May 26, 1809 and died May 9, 1903. Both are buried at the Warrior Creek Cemetery in Laurens County.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is still widowed at age 65 and is living next to his son Cornelius and also Julia Putman. He is a son of William Putman and Mary Mitchell from here. He was born on February 14, 1803, married Elizabeth Hughes. They remained in Laurens County all their lives. Elizabeth died in 1849 and James will die here September 21, 1881.

 

JULIA PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

Julia Curry is the widow of Thomas Putman, age 30 with a son William 11. Vincy Curry, her mother 64, is with them helping out. Thomas was a son of James Putman and Elizabeth Hughes and he died in the Civil War.

 

NIMROD PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is 69. Rachel Haulk his second wife is 51, Leander 30, Amanda 23 and Julia 21. He is a son of William Putman and Dulcybella Watkins. He will be here till he dies July 28, 1876.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

She is the widow of James Perry Putman. She is Mary Frances Parks 37 with Elizabeth 17, Medora 16, Henrietta 14, Nancy 12 and William Abner 10. There is also an Emily Putman 37 and a Black woman living here as a Ďfarm laborer.í James was a son of Abner Putman. He was born January 20, 1827 and killed in the Civil War after fighting at Greensboro and Aversborough, Guilford County North Carolina in March 1865. He actually died in the CSA Hospital in Greensboro on April 9, 1865. He married Mary Frances Parks on December 21, 1848. Mary was a daughter of Samuel Parks and Elizabeth Moon Green. Mary was born January 21, 1827 and will die April 11, 1912.

 

WILSON PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is 45 and a Black man.

 

ABNER PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

He is now 75 and Haney Ashley 68, everyone else is now gone. He will die in Laurens County on July 4, 1878. His will was probated in July 1878 and is found in Box 186, Package 8. Haney will die earlier on December 1, 1876.  Both are buried in the Warrior Creek Cemetery in Laurens County.

 

ALLEN PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

He is 21 and a Black Man.

 

REBECCA PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

She is a 40 year old Mulatto.

 

ROBERT PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

He is a son of Turner Richard and Mary Putman. He is 24, his wife Sarah Emma Willis is 23 and they have George E. 3, Sally D. 1. His dad was killed in the Civil War and I donít know where his mother Mary is. They are here in 1880, and Sarah is widowed by 1900. Sarah will be here till she dies December 1, 1923.

 

ZEDOCK PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

He is a son of Daniel Putman and Lucinda Moore. . He is 25, Clarinda Woods is 23 and they have two daughters, Duphaler 3 and Tallulah 1. He was born in 1842 and will die here in 1898. Clarinda will be here into the 1920s.

 

NANCY E. PUTMAN  Youngs, Laurens County

She is Nancy Ellen Garrett, widow of Abner's son John Putman. She is 38, Jeremiah 18, J. Ellen 16, Samuel 14, Stephen 12, McDogan 9 and Haney 5. John was seriously wounded in Greensboro, Guilford County North Carolina in the War on March 11, 1865. He was placed in the Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 2, 1865, and he died there April 14, 1865 five days after the War ended. Nancy was born September 26, 1831 and will be here till she dies September 21, 1903

 

WILLIAM W. PUTMAN  Youngs, Laurens County

He is a son of William and Dulcy Putman. He is 55, Elizabeth 52, Drucilla 26, Zanie 24, Sarah 22, Peden 21, Jane 16 and Irby Dunklin 11. I donít know Elizabethís last name. William will be here until he dies in 1884

 

BEAUFORT PUTMAN  Laurens County

Another of James and Elizabeth's sons. He is Bluford and his wife is Mary H. Brown. He is 27, she 23 and they have William L. 3 and Amanda S. 2 months. They were married here June 28, 1866.

 

CATHERINE PUTMAN  Laurens County

Catherine Owings is the widow of Simeon Putman. She is 45 and has Sarah E. 24, Nancy 24, Isabelle 20 and William B. 17.

 

HAMILTON PUTMAN  Wagoner Township, Oconee County

This is James Hamilton Putman who was in Pickens County in 1860, but donít forget this part of the county is now in the newly formed (1868) Oconee County. He is now 45, Susan Hancock 42, Martha 18, Mary 15, James Erwin 13, Florence 11, Harriett 5 and William Ebenezer 3. All were born in SC.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 1880 CENSUS

 

ISAAC PUTMAN  Honea Path, Anderson County

He is 22 SC and his wife Lilly is 17 SC. This is a Black family.

 

SANK PUTMAN  Honea Path, Anderson County

He is 22 SC and his wife Frances is 26 SC. This is a Black family.

 

SILAS PUTMAN  Honea Path, Anderson County

He is a 30 year old Black man.

 

H. (HENRY) S. PUTNAM  Butler, Greenville County

He is 52 NY NY NY, a cotton manufacturer, and is boarding. He lists himself as single. He was married to Mahala Downs in 1870 in Middlebury, Addison County Vermont in 1870. Donít know where his family is now. Maybe Mahala died, and the two daughters would be married by now. He and his brother George were born in Delphi, Delaware County New York.

 

GEORGE PUTNAM  Greenville, Greenville County

He is a cotton manufacturer 51 NY MA MA, Mary Jane Shepardson his wife is 50 MA MA MA, Flora L. 23 MA, Daisy J. 13 VT. Also here is his widowed daughter Mary J. Gridley 29 MA. He and the above Henry are brothers, and sons of Thomas and Harriett Putnam from Connecticut and then New York. This is the Ďotherí New England family from Yorkshire, England. George has been in Boston for the past two decades with his father, a cotton manufacturer. They lost most of their property and money in the Boston Fire of 1871. George moved down here and bought Camperdown Mills in Greenville in the early 1870s and sold it in 1879. He now owns Batesville Mill here in Greenville. He will die here February 17, 1890 and his daughter Mary will take over and run the business until 1912 when she sold it. Mary Jane and her daughter Mary Gridley are here in 1900 and 1910, and Mary through 1930. Then for what itís worth George was born in Delphi, New York on October 28, 1828 and died here February 17, 1890. Mary Jane was born in Attleboro Massachusetts December 25, 1829 as a Christmas present I guess. She died here in Greenville January 3, 1918. Mary had married Isaac A. Gridley who died here August 23, 1878. Flora will marry Charles Frank Dill and will die here May 22, 1920. Their daughter Emma has married John W. Baker since 1870. She was born in Mass. November 29, 1853 and will be here till she dies July 12, 1934. Daisy was born in Middlebury Vermont April 10, 1867 and will die here April 18, 1905. She married Dr. Thomas W. Bailey.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Highland, Greenville County

He is 63 SC VA SC and widowed. His son Andrew 27 SC and his sister Sallie Howard 67 SC are with him. His age perfectly fits Jahuís son, but he should be in Tennessee now, and I donít have him as having a sister Sarah. But that Joseph just lost his wife Lucinda Hearn a few years ago, and will be in Tennessee to marry Kate Tilford there in 1883. He is NOT listed in Tennessee in 1880, so this just has to be him.

 

STEVEN PUTMAN  Glassy Mountain, Greenville County

He is 37 SC SC SC, Margaret 25 SC, M.A.E. 9, Sarah E. 6, L. Emma 4, C. M. W. (a son) 3 and P. E. (daughter) 1 SC. He is really a Pitman. There are dozens of Pitmans here in town.

 

ALEXANDER PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is 36, Elvira Brown is 38. Children are Perry 13, Robert 11, Orland 5 and Malley, a daughter, 2 SC. He is a son of James Putman and Elizabeth Hughes. He was born here and they are here in 1900 and 1910.

 

ALLEN PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is 27 SC and his wife Anna is 18 SC. They are Blacks and work on the Mills farm.

 

BILLY PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is 22 SC SC SC, Sarah Knight 22 SC, William C. (Walter Cleveland) 6 SC and Lola 1 SC. He is William Dogan Putman, the son of John Putman and Nancy Ellen Garrett from here. He is a farm laborer and lives one farm away from his aunt Mary Putman.

 

BLUFORD PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

James and Elizabethís son is 39, Mary Brown his wife 32, William 12, Amanda 10, Elizabeth 6, Florence 4, Mittie 2. They have a son Bluford Hugh who is 3 now. Probably here but lost in the Ďpaper shuffle.í They are here in 1900.

 

CORNELIUS PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

Another of James and Elizabeth's children. He is 34, Margaret Peden 37, James 13, Sarah 11, John 8, Thomas 6, Mary 3 and William 4 months old.

 

DINAH PUTMAN Dials, Laurens County

She is a single Black woman 20 SC and has two children.

 

DUNKING (IRBY DUNKLIN) PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is 20 SC SC SC, and is boarding with James Shell. He is a son of William Putman and is also listed at home with his folks here in Dials.

 

ENOCH PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is a widowed Black man 45 SC and a farm laborer on the farm of Martha Putman Owens and her dad James Putman.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

Hanging in there at 77 SC SC SC. He is living with his widowed daughter Martha Owens 42 SC and her three children. He is a son of William Putman and Mary Mitchell from here. He was born on February 14, 1803, married Elizabeth Hughes. They remained in Laurens County all their lives. Elizabeth died in 1849 and James will die here September 21, 1881.

 

JOHN A. (ABNER) PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is a son of Simeon Putman and Catherine Owings. He is 35 SC SC SC, and his wife Eliza Jane Cheek is 36. They have Mary J. 7, Lawrence 6, Cora 4 and Eliza Ann 2. He was born in 1844. He served in the CSA, enlisting in Company E of the SC Infantry on August 18, 1863 at the Orange Court House. He was in a CSA hospital in April of 1864 with rubella. He finished the War with Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. They are here in 1900 through 1920 when he is 74 and Eliza 75. According to his obituary, he died after a long illness on February 26, 1935.

 

KATHERINE PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

Catherine Owings is Simeon Putman's widow is 55 SC and has Sarah 28 and Isabella 25 at home with her.

 

LEANDER PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

Nimrod Putman and Sarah Dollar's son is 39 SC SC SC and his wife Sarah 29 SC. They have Mary 3 and John Rivington 1. They are in Enoree Spartanburg County in 1900.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

She is a widow, listed as 42 SC SC SC. She is Perry Putman's widow with her son William Abner, 19 still at home.

 

MILLIE PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

She is listed as a single Black woman 37 SC and has 4 children listed as Mulattos.

 

NATHAN PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is 50 SC and heads a Black family.

 

PEDEN PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

William and Elizabeth Putman's son is 32 SC SC SC. Nancy Griffin his wife is 36 SC. They have Mattie 5 SC, James 3 SC and Albert 1 SC. He is a farmer and lives next to his cousin Leander Putman. He will die and Nancy and these kids are here in 1900 and in Greenville after that.

 

ROBERT PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is a son of Turner Richard Putman. He is 35 and his wife Sarah Emma Willis34. Children are George 13, Sallie 11, Mary 9, Creswell 6 and Butler 2. Emma is widowed by 1900.

 

WILSON PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is a black man 65 SC, his wife Mariah is a Mulatto 55 SC and they have 5 kids. His son Taff 35 SC and his family live with him. They are all farm laborers.

 

ZADOCK PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is 35, Clarinda Woods his wife 33. Kids are Dupaler (daughter) 12, Tullosa 11, Sarah 9, Nancy 7, Harriet 5, Susan 3 and Willis 1. He is a son of Daniel Putman and Lucinda Moor and was born here.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Youngs, Laurens County

Daniel is now 68 SC SC SC as is Lucinda Moore his wife. Minerva 44 SC is still at home. He is a son of William Putman and Mary Mitchell from here. Daniel was born June 20, 1804 and will die here August 1, 1882. He married Lucinda Moore who was born May 26, 1809 and died May 9, 1903. Lucinda and Minerva are both together here in 1900. Lucinda is listed as 94 at the time. Both are buried at the Warrior Creek Cemetery in Laurens County.

 

JERRY PUTNAM  Youngs, Laurens County

This is Jeremiah Young Putman, son of John Putman and Nancy Ellen Garrett. He is 28 SC SC SC and his wife Callie (Clarinda Riddle) 27. They have Dickson (Dixon Homer) 3 and Mittie 1.

 

NANCY PUTMAN  Youngs, Laurens County

Nancy Garret is John Putman's widow. She is 48 and has Samuel 24, Stephen 20, Ellen 26, Nancy 15 and a daughter in law, Cittora Putman 17, who is Samuel's wife.

 

SARAH PUTNAM  Youngs, Laurens County

She is 34 SC and lives with her sister Jane Nelson 25 SC and her husband Andrew Nelson 26 SC. They are daughters of William and Elizabeth Putman. They were at home here in 1870.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Youngs, Laurens County

He is now 63 and Elizabeth 61. Still hanging around are Dulcy or Drucilla 38, Bana (must be Zaney) 36 and Dunklin (Irby Dunklin) 21. His daughter Sarah 34 is living next door with her sister Jane and her husband Andrew Nelson. He is a son of William Putman and Dulcybella Watkins. He will die here in 1884.

 

JAMES E. (ERWIN) PUTMAN  Center, Oconee County

He is 22 SC SC SC and his wife Josephine Lippe is just 14 SC. He is a son of James Hamilton Putman and Susan Hancock from here. He was born in Pickens County February 10, 1857, and died August 24, 1930 in Habersham County Georgia. He married Josephine Lippe April 1, 1880 in Oconee County. They moved to Royston, Franklin County Georgia in about 1884, and were there in 1900 and 1910. In 1920 and 1930 they are in Habersham County. They farmed and later ran a cafť in Clarkesville, Georgia.

 

J. (JAMES) HAMILTON PUTMAN  Seneca, Oconee County

He was here in 1870. He is now 42 SC SC SC, Susan Hancock his wife 40 SC, Thomas 20, Harriett 15, Ebenezer 12 and Anna 5. With them are Roland Watkins 22, and his wife, their daughter, Mary 21. All are born SC. I am pretty certain he is a son of James Putman, Junior and Mary Hale from Union County South Carolina. He just pops up in 1850 with his remarried mother, so I am not positive. I donít find them in 1900.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Campobello, Spartanburg County

He is 23 SC SC SC, and his wife Nancy Ellen Lemaster 20 SC SC SC. He is Joseph Alexander Putman, a son of Arthur McLain Putman.

 

LEONARD M. PUTMAN  Campobello, Spartanburg County

David and Rosannah Putman's son from North Carolina. He is 45 NC NC NC as is his wife Margaret Swain. Kids are Carrie 14, William 6 and Lindsey 1. He is a schoolteacher here. He was married earlier to a cousin Grace Keziah Putman in 1858. I donít find him in 1870, but his daughter Carrie was with his widowed sister Violet Wilson back in Shelby, Cleveland County. He is widowed again here in 1900.

 

SAMUEL L. PUTMAN  Limestone Springs, Spartanburg County

He has moved down from Cleveland County North Carolina. He is 54 NC NC NC and Winnie Long his wife 50 NC. They have a son Thomas 5 NC. The other kids are back in North Carolina. Sam is a son of William Putman and Sarah Miller and grandson of Elias Putman and Nancy Roberts from Cleveland County North Carolina just across the border.

 

ESTHER PUTNAM  Spartanburg, Spartanburg County

She is 69 NH NH NH, and lives with her daughter Martha A. Cobb 37 NH NH NH and her husband Jesse T. Cobb 42 ME ME ME and their daughter Marcia 11 NH. He is a farmer. She is the second wife and widow of Moses Putnam from Charlestown, New Hampshire. They were married in 1867 and he died there in 1872. Martha is a daughter of her first marriage to Thomas Twitchell from Charlestown. I donít have her maiden name though. I also find the Cobbs in Charleston New Hampshire in 1870.

 

WADE PUTNAM  Spartanburg, Spartanburg County

He is 22 NC NC NC, his wife Mary Lancaster is 18 SC SC SC. They live with her folks Marcus and Melissa Lancaster. He is a wood workman in a cotton mill. He is a son of Arthur McClain Putman and Elvira Hill from Cleveland County North Carolina. They will be in Cherokee County in 1900.

 

SAM PUTMAN  Woodruff, Spartanburg County

He is an 18 year old Black man.

 

DOUGLAS R. PUTNAM  Cherokee, York County

This is Rush Douglas son of Roberts Putman of Cleveland County North Carolina. He is 25 NC NC NC, Martha is 20 NC NC NC. They have two sons Robert 3 NC and Maxey 1 NC. Obviously just got here.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA 1900 CENSUS

 

From here on we will see a lot of Putmans going over the border from Cleveland County North Carolina mainly into Greenville and Spartanburg Counties to work in the many cotton mills that have popped up over the past 30 years.

 

ARCHIE C. (CRESWELL) PUTMAN  Anderson, Anderson County

He is 25 SC born July 1874. Annie G. his wife is 20 and a son Grady 1. He is a son of Robert and Emma Putman from Laurens County. He'll be in Greenville County in 1910 and 1920.

 

DELLA & NANNIE PUTNAM  Williamston, Anderson County

Della is 4 SC and Nannie 3 SC. They are daughters of George Edward Putman and his second wife Lille Pryor. Lillie died in August of 1899. They live with their widowed grandmother Sarah Pryor. George Putman is currently in Greenville County. George will marry an Ella soon and they are all back together in 1910 and 1920 in Abbeville County.

 

TOM PUTMAN  Belton, Anderson County

This is a large Black family.

 

FRANK PUTMAN  Broadway, Anderson County

This is a Black family.

 

JAMES MONROE PUTMAN  Limestone, Gaffney Village, Cherokee County

A son of Samuel Putman and Artie Hardin from Cleveland County North Carolina. He is 43 NC NC NC born February 1857. Sarah Louise Bostick is 40 NC, Pleasant H. 17 NC, Baxter 15 SC, a son Bell F. 12 NC, Yates 10 NC, Ida 7 NC, Paul 5 NC and Dovie 1 NC. He was born February 16, 1857. He married Sarah Louise Bostick on August 4, 1881. Sarah was born December 29, 1859 and died November 28, 1922. He died April 10, 1923. They are back in Rippys, Cleveland County by 1910. He is a clerk in a cotton mill. Now they live next door to a Byars family. This may give a clue to the Lovie Putman here in town.

 

JOHN WADE PUTMAN  Limestone, Gaffney Village, Cherokee County

He is 43 NC NC NC, born December 1856, Mary Lancaster is 39 SC, Malissa 17 SC, Arthur B. 15 SC, Oliver 13 SC, Cora 11 SC, John F. 10 SC, Mary S. 7 SC, Clarence O. 4 SC, Ola M. 2 SC and Lizzie I. 1 SC. He is a son of Arthur McClain Putman and Elvira Hill from Cleveland County North Carolina. They were just married in Spartanburg in 1880. They will move to Atlanta, Georgia and he will die there in 1917. He is a carpenter.

 

LOVIE PUTNAM  Limestone Township, Cherokee County

She is 19 SC NC NC and a daughter of John and Sarah Byars. She is listed as being single so I assume her mother was married to a Putman but I donít find them in NC or SC in 1880.

 

WILLIAM ALEXANDER PUTMAN  Limestone, Gaffney Village, Cherokee County

He is a son of Samuel Putman and Artie Hardin from Cleveland County North Carolina. He is 38 NC born September 1861. His second wife, Ida Turner, has just died in childbirth, and he has James Brodus 18 (born September 29, 1881), Samuel L. 16, John L. 15, George William 12 (born May 4, 1888), Aquilla 9 (children up to here were by his first wife Zulia Bridges), Jesse Malcolm 6, Australia 2 and Wilburn just born. His brother Pinkney Austin 21 NC NC NC is living with him. He lives only a few houses away from his brother James Monroe Putman. He was born September 29, 1861. He married Zulia Ellen Bridges on August 21, 1880. She was born July 26, 1858 and died March 21, 1892. He then married Ida Turner Wall on October 17, 1892. She died May 11, 1900, and he will marry Evie S. Hughes in 1902. There were five children in the first marriage, four in the second and six in the third. He died January 12, 1917 in Spartanburg County South Carolina.

 

S. ELIZABETH PUTNAM  Columbia County

She is 53 and in the State Hospital for the Insane. She may be a daughter of William and Elizabeth Putman.

 

SANK? PUTMAN  Dunklin, Greenville County

He is 43 SC a Black man with a large family.

 

DULCY PUTNAM  Fairview, Greenville County

She is William and Elizabeth's daughter age 62 living with her sister Zaney 58 SC and her husband J. Van Garrett 57 SC. Their folks died back in Laurens County in the early 1880s.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Fairview, Greenville County

He is a black man 22 SC with a family.

 

JAMES R. (ROBERT) PUTNAM  Fairview, Greenville County

He is 33, Ann Randall, his wife, 27, Elizabeth 14, May Alice 5, James Benjamin 3. He is a farmer and lives next to his brother John. He is a son of Cornelius Putman and Margaret Peden. He was born September 29, 1866. He married Margaret Bryson in 1885 and she died in 1888. He then married Anna Randall in 1891. Anna was born October 17, 1870. She was a daughter of Benjamin Pope Randall and Henrietta Rebecca Snow. In 1910 he is in Greenville County and in 1920 in Abbeville County. James died in Greenville January 10, 1952. Anne died November 6, 1949.

 

JIM PUTMAN  Fairview, Greenville County

He is 18 SC born March 1882 and a Black man working as a hired hand.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Fairview, Greenville County

This is another of Cornelius' young uns. He is 28 born Sept 1871. Lula Farrow is 30, Tom 7 (Thomas Lee Putman born December 5, 1893) and Claude 4. He is a farmer and lives next to his brother James. He was born September 9, 1871. He married Lula Farrow in 1891. He is in Greenville County through 1920.

 

LAWRENCE AUSTIN PUTMAN  Fairview, Greenville County

He is 25 born December 15, 1873. His wife Maggie Thompson is 22. He has a daughter Corrie 2 and a son Lewis Bernard born February 6, 1900. He is living as a son in law of Lewis and Lizzie Thompson. He is a son of John Abner Putman and Elizabeth Jane Cheek from Laurens County. He was born December 15, 1873. He married Maggie S. Thompson about 1896. He died August 22, 1959. They are in Greenville County all their lives.

 

NEAL C. PUTMAN  Fairview, Greenville County

This is Cornelius Putman at age 52 born July 1847, Margaret Peden is 57 and Maggie is 18. He is a farmer and lives next to his sons James and John. They might even all be living together. Hard to tell. Cornelius and Maggie are still here in 1910 and Maggie is widowed here by 1920.

 

PERRY J. PUTMAN  Fairview, Greenville County

He is 33 SC born October 1866 His wife Rose Etta Pearson is 35 SC, Minnie 12 SC, Willie 10 SC (William Perry born April 6, 1889) and Arthur 7 SC. He is a son of Alexander Perry Putman and Elvira Brown from Laurens County. He was born in October 1866. They are here in 1910 and 1920 and he is widowed here by the 1930.

 

GEORGE PUTMAN  Gannt, Greenville County

George Edward Putman is a son of Robert Putman and Sarah Emma Willis from Laurens County. He is 33 SC, listed as widowed and living alone. He was first married to a Della who died in 1891. Then to Lillie Pryor who died in 1899. Their two daughters, Della and Nannie are currently with his mother in law Sarah Pryor in Anderson County. By 1910 and 1920, he and a third wife named Ella and the daughters are all back together in Abbeville County. 

 

GERTRUDE PUTMAN  Greenville Township, Greenville County

She is 18 NC NC NC single and boarding. She works in a cotton mill. She missed the 1880 so no ideas at all here.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Greenville, Greenville County

He is 20 SC and a single Black man.

 

LEWIS R. (ROBERT) PUTNAM  Greenville, Greenville County

He is 32 NC born July 1867. His wife Cora B. is 24 NC, Earl B. 3 NC and Margaret 1 SC. He is a son of Martin Van Buren Putman and Mary Bass from Duplin County North Carolina. They are in Rowan County North Carolina in 1910 through 1930.

 

MARY J. PUTNAM  Greenville, Greenville County

She is 70 MA and widowed. She has a widowed daughter Mary Gridley 49 MA and her married daughter Flora Dill 43 MA and husband Charles Dill 44 MA with her. Mary Jane Shepardson was married to George Putnam in Holliston Mass. in 1850, and Franklin Mass. in 1860. Then they were all down here by the early 1870s. George was a son of Thomas and Harriett Putnam from Connecticut and then New York. This is the Ďotherí New England family from Yorkshire, England. George had been in Boston in the 1860s with his father, also a cotton manufacturer. The mill there was destroyed in 1871 and he came here. He died February 17, 1890 and his daughter Mary has run the mill since and will till she sells in 1912. All these folks are here in 1910.

 

ORLANDO PUTNAM  Greenville, Greenville County

He is listed as Orlan, and is a son of Alexander Putman and Elvira Brown from Laurens County. He is 24 SC born March 1876. Hattie Taylor Barnes is 23 NC and they have Carl 5 SC and Vada 1 SC. They are in Davidson County North Carolina in 1910. I donít find them after that. Hattie will die in Greenville November 4, 1930 so I guess they came back here at some stage.

 

THOMAS PUTMAN  Greenville, Greenville County

He is 27 born May 1873 and his wife Ida Abbott is 24 SC born April 1876 and they have Ansel 1 SC born May 1898. He is a supervisor in a cotton mill. He is a son of Cornelius Putman and Margaret Peden. He was born December 6, 1873. He married Ida Abbott on June 2, 1894. She was born August 8, 1876 and will die February 26, 1903. He will later marry Blanche Watson.  He and Blanche are in Abbeville County in 1910 and 1920.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Greenville, Greenville County

He is 17 SC SC SC and his wife Minnie is 18 SC. He was born in the 20 year ĎBlack Holeí, so never shows with his parents. Might be a son of Cornelius Putman. They had a William born and died in 1880, and like other families may have named the next son in his honor. They are here in 1910 and 1920 and by 1930 Willie is widowed and in Nashville with his son LeRoy.

 

BUTLER PUTNAM  Grove, Piedmont Township, Greenville County

James Butler Putman (Robert and Emma's son) is 22 SC SC SC born April 1878 and living with his widowed mother Emma 54 SC and married sister Addie Glenn 17 SC.

 

EMMA PUTMAN  Grove, Piedmont Township, Greenville County

Sarah Emma Willis is Robert Putnam's widow 54 SC living as a mother in law with Lafayette Glenn 19 SC and her daughter Addie 17 SC. Her son James Butler 22 SC is here too. She will die here December 1, 1923 and be buried in Dials Laurens County.

 

ALLEN PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is 53 SC and has a large family. They are Blacks.

 

BLUFORD PUTNAM  Dials, Laurens County

He is now 60, Mary Brown his wife 53, Amanda 30, Lizzie 27, Nettie 23, Annie 19, Daisy 16 and Bluff (Bluford Hugh) 14. He is a son of James Putman and Elizabeth Hughes from here. He was born in March 1840. He married Mary H. Brown on June 28, 1866 and will die in 1910. Mary was born June 25, 1848 and die February 6, 1933. They will remain in Laurens County all their lives.

 

CATIE PUTNAM  Dials, Laurens County

She is Catherine Owings 74 SC, the widow of Simeon William Putman. Her daughter Isabella 49 SC is still at home, unmarried. Simeon was a son of Abner Putman and Haney Amanda Ashley from here. He died way back in 1856. Catherine will die here January 22, 1901. Isabella will be here still unmarried in 1910 and then die here July 23, 1915.

 

CLARINDA PUTNAM  Dials, Laurens County

She is Zadock Putman's widow. Clarinda Woods 55 SC with Hattie 26 SC, Willis R. 21 SC, Alice 18 SC, Carrie 15 SC and Maud 10 SC. Zadock was a son of Daniel Putman and Lucinda Moore from here. He was born in 1842 and just died here in 1898. Clarinda will be here through the 1920 when she is shown as 72.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is a Black man 26 SC with a pretty good sized family.

 

JOHN ABNER PUTNAM  Dials, Laurens County

Simeon Putman and Catherine Owings' son is now 55, Eliza Jane Cheek 56, Cora 24, Lidie 22, John Calvin 20 (born September 5, 1881) and Lula 14. He was born in 1844. He served in the CSA, enlisting in Company E of the SC Infantry on August 18, 1863 at the Orange Court House. He was in a CSA hospital in April of 1864 with rubella. He finished the War with Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. He married Elizabeth Jane Cheek in the early1870s. They are there through 1930 when he is 85 and Eliza 87. Eliza will then die soon after on May 25, 1930. According to his obituary, he died after a long illness on February 26, 1935.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

She is Mary Francis Parks listed as 70, but born in June 1829. She is listed as mother in law of Joel Weathers 48 SC and his wife, her daughter, Mary 43 SC. She is the widow of James Perry Putman who was killed in the Civil War in 1865. Mary was a daughter of Samuel Parks and Elizabeth Moon Green. Mary was born January 21, 1827 and died April 11, 1912.

 

MOSE PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is a Black man 24 SC with a family.

 

SALLIE PUTNAM  Dials, Laurens County

She is Sarah Knight, widow of William Dogan Putman who died in 1895. She is 45 SC, Plumer 20 and Duff 13.  The kids pop up through 1920. William is a son of John Putman and Nancy Ellen Garrett. Sallie is in Spartanburg County in 1910 and in 1920 at age 66 is with her son McDuffie in Spartanburg County.

 

WILLIAM A. (ABNER) PUTMAN  Dials, Lauren County

He is 41, Nancy Boyd 41, Elmer 18, Mae 17, Algie 15, Lela 13, Corrine 8 and Inez 3. The young Corrine is the Corrine Putman Mehringer who wrote the book ĎThe House of Putman.í The daughter Mae will be a teacher just outside of Boston by 1910. The son Elmer Eugene will be a college professor and be in Buchanan, Virginia in 1930. Anyway, William is a son of James Perry Putman and Mary Frances Parks. He was born November 10, 1858 and married Nancy Cornelia Boyd on January 6, 1881. She was a daughter of Isaac Boyd and Angelina Pitts. They are in Laurens County through 1910 and in Greenville County in 1920 and on. He died in Greenville on December 1, 1943.

 

WILLIAM B. (BUTLER) PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

The son of Simeon Putman and Catherine Owings. He is 46 born October 1853. Mattie Garrett his wife is 28, Arthur Donald 10 (born August 4, 1889), Roy Eugene 9 (born December 12, 1890), Lula 7, and Walter B. 2. He was born October 22, 1853. He married Mattie Dell Garrett. Mattie was a daughter of Martha Tallulah Putman and Washington Allen Garrett, Martha was a daughter of James Perry Putman and Mary Frances Parks. They are second cousins. They are in Greenville County in 1910. William died June 21, 1912. Mattie died December 5, 1915 in the Greenville Hospital. In 1920 two of the daughters are in an orphanage and the rest are living with his son Roy and his family.

 

WILLIE PUTMAN  Dials, Laurens County

He is 27 SC SC SC born Oct. 1872. He has two sons Frank (William Franklin) 7 SC and Clevey (Walter Cleveland) 3 SC. They live with Marion Smith 26 SC and his wife Harriet 29 SC. Willie is listed as a brother in law, so his first wife would have been a Smith girl. He is a son of William Dogan Putman and Sarah Knight. In 1910 he is in York County with a wife named Carrie 6 years older than he. In 1920 he is in Richland County with a different wife, Nancy Tyler 8 years younger than he. They may be different folks, not really certain.

 

JAMES G. (GRIFFIN) PUTNAM  Laurens, Laurens County

Peden and Nancy Jane Putman's son. He is 22, May 20 and Early (James Earl) 1.

 

MARY E. PUTNAM  Laurens, Laurens County

She is 38 SC, Eunice 12 SC, Thomas 10 SC, James Ebenezer 4 SC and Anna 2 SC. She and her son James Ebenezer are here in 1910. She was married and widowed all in that ĎBlack Holeí between the 1880 and 1900 censuses.

 

N. J. (NANCY JANE) PUTMAN  Laurens, Laurens County

This is Nancy Jane Putman, widow of Peden Putman who died here in 1898. Peden was a son of William and Elizabeth Putman from here in Laurens. Nancy is now 62 SC. Mattie 24 and Albert L. 20 are at home. Her son James and his family are living here too, and are listed above. Mattie will soon marry Rufus Waldrop and move to Greenville County and die around 1907. Nancy will be there too and be with Rufus in 1910. Nancy was born in 1836 and will die here in 1921.

 

SAMUEL PUTMAN  Sullivan, Laurens County

He s a single Black man 22 SC and lodging.

 

IRBY D. (DUNKIN) PUTNAM  Youngs, Laurens County

William and Elizabeth's son is 41 SC SC SC, Laura Ball his wife is 33 SC, William 13 SC and Robert 3 SC. He is a farmer. He was born June 14, 1859. In the 1900 Laurens County Census, his wife Laura E. Ball was born April 9, 1867. Irby died in Greenville, South Carolina May 27, 1930 and Laura died in Laurens County July 29, 1919. They are in Greenville County by 1910.

 

JERRY PUTNAM  Youngs, Laurens County

Jeremiah Young Putman is a son of John and Nancy Ellen Putman. He is living with his widowed mother now, and is 47 born July 1852, Callie 48, Dixon Homer 22 (born July 19, 1877), Mettie 20, William Guy 16 (born September 14, 1882), Annie 15 and Kitty 11. They are here in 1910.

 

LUCY PUTMAN  Youngs, Laurens County

Daniel's widow Lucinda is now 91 God bless her. She was born in March 1806 and Minerva 66 and still single is living with her. Minerva will die this year on November 12, 1900. Lucinda will die later on May 9, 1903 at age 94.

 

MINNIE PUTNAM  Youngs, Laurens County

She is 30 and a sister in law of John Crosby. John married Ella Putman, so both Minnie and Ella are daughters of John and Nancy Ellen Putman.

 

NANCY E. PUTMAN  Youngs, Laurens County

Nancy Ellen is John Putman's widow 68 SC, living as a mother in law with John B. Crosby 42 SC. Her daughter Ella 46 SC is his wife. Also here is her single daughter Frances 30 SC. They live either with or next to her son Samuel and his family.

 

SAMUEL PUTNAM  Youngs, Laurens County

A son of John Putman and Nancy Ellen Garrett. He is 44, Citora Rose his wife 39, Eva 17, John 14, Eugene Harrison 12 (born May 27, 1888), Roy Octavis 9 (born October 10, 1890), Samuel Rufus 7 (born February 27, 1893), Lucille 4, Ella M. 2 and Lilly 1 month. His mother and two sisters live either with him or next door. The two entries are right after each other.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM  Youngs, Laurens County

He is 33 and living alone. He is a son of Buford Putman and Mary Brown from here. He will marry Anna Riddle in a year and they are in Waterloo in 1910 and then Clinton, Laurens County after that till he dies. He was born July 20, 1867, and will die there February 27, 1957.

 

JOE A. PUTMAN  Reidville, Spartanburg County

He is 38 born October 1861. Ellen Lemaster his wife is 42, Annie 16, Clyde 14, Bessie 10, Nellie 7, Roy 4. He is Joseph Alexander Putman, a son of Arthur McLain Putman. They will be in De Kalb County Georgia by 1910.

 

JOHN R. PUTMAN  Cross Anchor, Spartanburg County

He is John Rivington Putnam, Leander's son. He is 20 as is his wife Annie. They live with his folks. They are in Greenwood County with his widowed mother in 1910.

 

LEANDER PUTMAN  Cross Anchor, Spartanburg County

Nimrod's son is now 59 born July 1840, Sarah (Sallie) is 49, Mary Ola 23, Authie S. a daughter 18, Carrie E. 16, Essie and Jesse twins 13, Hilliard 8. He is Ďretiredí but the rest are working in a cotton mill. In 1910 Sallie is widowed and in Greenwood County with her sons Jessie and John Rivington Putman.

 

LEONARD M. PUTMAN  Campobello, Spartanburg County

He is David Putman's son from Cleveland County North Carolina. He is 64 NC NC NC, born January 1836, his second wife Margaret Swain has died. At home are Carrie 34, William 25 and Lindsey 20. Also here is Margaretís single sister Frances Swain 53 NC. Thatís how I know Margaretís last name.

 

RUFUS PUTMAN  Campobello, Spartanburg County

He is Roberts Putman's son from Cleveland County North Carolina where he was in 1880. He is 59 NC born November 1840. His wife Sarah Gordon has died and Frank Cicero 25 and Lula 20 are at home. Also there is Dora 36 NC who is Ciceroís wife. They have been married 5 years. By 1910 Cicero will be married to Leila Bailey and be in Cherokee County South Carolina. Rufus is here in 1910.

 

STEPHEN PUTNAM  Cross Anchor, Spartanburg County

A son of John Putman and Nancy Ellen Garrett. He is 39 SC born July 1860. Mattie (Montjoy) is 38, Larry 19, Etolia 17, Bernie 15, Nora 13, Lizzie 10, Mabel 8, Linda 6, Algie a son 5 and James Dogan 2 (born August 31, 1897).

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Spartanburg, Spartanburg County

He is 19 SC SC SC single and a boarder. He is a weaver in a cotton mill. He was born in October 1880 so just missed that census.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Yorkville, York County

He is a son of Perry Putman and a grandson of William Putman and Sarah Miller from Cleveland County North Carolina in 1880. He is now 48 NC NC NC born July 1851. Hester his wife is 50, Robert 19, Sally 15 and Henry 13 all born in North Carolina. They were in Gaston County North Carolina in 1880. The son Robert is also listed in Gastonia North Carolina doing some prison time. They are here in 1910, but John is living with his son Robert and Hester with her married daughter Sally. Divorce I guess. I donít find either in 1920. Robert is married in Gastonia North Carolina in 1920. Johnís widowed mother and sister live next door or probably in the same house.

 

SALLY PUTMAN  Yorkville, York County

She is 75 from North Carolina with her daughter Maggie 30 NC. She is the widow of Perry Green Putman originally from Cleveland County North Carolina.