TENNESSEE

CENSUS REPORTS

1820  -  1910

 

UPDATED JANUARY 5, 2013

 

North Carolina annexed Tennessee as a county, Washington. After the Revolution, North Carolina gave Tennessee to the United States, but the Federal government did not want it and so the State of Franklin was then established in 1784 and it lasted until 1788. Tennessee became the Southwest Territory in 1790 and finally the 16th State in 1796.

 

The first widespread census for Tennessee was the 1820 census. It was also the first one in which our Putman families appeared. Not all county census data remains, so there well may others in 1820 that simply do not have existing records. From 1830 on most of the reports still exist.

 

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.

 

In the 1830 and 1840 census both males and females are listed 0-4, 5-9, 10- 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, etc.

 

From 1850 on ages and states of birth are shown. In 1880 and forward places of birth are listed for the person, their father and their mother.

 

 

TENNESSEE 1820 CENSUS

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Lincoln County

John is a son of Daniel and Sarah Putman from Abbeville County, South Carolina. He was born there about 1783-1784. His wife, Mary Garrett, is shown in the 16-26 group. The family is listed as 100010 20010. They will be in Bedford County in 1830 and Marshall County by 1840. Then in about 1842, they will head West, and settle in Greene County, Missouri. They will have some 14 kids all together. John will die in Greene County September 27, 1867. This line goes back John > Daniel > Zachariah > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putnam of Virginia and England before that.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Williamson County

Daniel is a son of James and Joice Putman of Union County, South Carolina. He his shown as being 26-45 as is his wife. She is his first wife, and I donít have her name. He will later marry an Elizabeth, I think Elizabeth Patterson. The family is listed as 220110  30010. He is not listed in 1830, but is in Perry County in the 1840. His widow, at least I think she is, is in Perry County in 1850 with some of the younger kids. This is a very elusive family. Some of the kids went to Mississippi, others stayed in Tennessee. All the sons died by the Civil War, one way or another. This line is Daniel > James > Zachariah > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas >Thomas Putnam.

 

JABEL PUTMAN  Williamson County

Jabel, or Jabez as he is listed, is the above Daniel's brother. He is in the same age bracket, as both born about 1780. His wife Nancy is in the same age of 26-45. The family is listed as 220010 41010. They will be here in 1830, and Jabel will die here September 26, 1836. Most of the kids will move up into Christian County, Kentucky and remain in Kentucky the rest of their lives. This line is Jabel > James > Zachariah > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas >Thomas Putnam.

 

 

TENNESSEE 1830 CENSUS

 

JESSE PUTMAN  Bedford County

Jesse is another son of James and Joice Putman of South Carolina. He is shown as being over 60. In 1820 in Georgia he was over 45 so this seems right, being born about 1770. His wife Sarah is the same age. His listing is 200010001  100010001. It is obvious that a son and his wife and two small children are still living at home with the folks. Jesse will die in September of 1833. Sarah will have married or moved by 1840. I have no info at all on the kids, or if there were any.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Bedford County

Danielís son was in Lincoln County in 1820. His family listing has a question in it. It shows 11100010001 211101. This is John at age 46 and Polly Garrett, his wife, nearing 40. The mark way out in the 80-91 age bracket is most likely a mistake or it is his wife's daddy. I bet on a wrong mark. They will be in Marshall County in 1840, and then off to Missouri in 1842.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Bedford County

Joseph is a brother to the above Jesse. He was born in the late 1760s and his wife is Millie Wilson. They were in Union County, South Carolina up until now. He is shown as being in his 60s and Millie in her 50s. The listing is 200010001 00114101 for the family. Millie will die here October 1, 1834, and Joseph sometime before 1840.

 

J. R. (JAMES RUSSELL) PUTNAM  Davidson County

A New England Putnam family. This is James Russell Putman who married Sophia Ann Perkins here in Davidson County on October 24, 1822. His listing shows him in his 30s and Sophie in her 20s. The listing is 110001 00002. Perhaps one of their sisters was living with them. James is a son of Caleb Putnam and Hannah Russell originally from Newburyport, Massachusetts. James was born in Topsham, Maine on November 11, 1789.  He will next go to Mississippi and then to New Orleans by 1840. He will die in Vicksburg, Mississippi March 31, 1841. He is a dentist and inventor of dental tools. His brother Charles is nearby in Knox County. His line is James > Caleb > Archelaus > Archelaus > Nathaniel > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John Putnam of Massachusetts.

 

SIMEON PUTMAN  Hamilton County

Simeon is a son of Rev. John Putman and Sarah Howard of South Carolina. He was born in 1773 and appears in this census as being in his 50s. His wife Peggy Mercer is shown as being in her 40s. The family listing is 00121001 0011101. They were in Monroe County, Kentucky in 1820, and came here about 1826. He will soon move to Randolph County, Alabama by 1840 and he will die there in October 1849. This line is Simeon > John > Barnet > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putnam.

 

HIRAM PUTMAN  Hamilton County

Hiram is Simeon's younger brother. He is shown in his 40s as he was born in Union County, South Carolina October 6, 1783. He married Loamy Mercer there June 25, 1806. His wife Loamy is shown in the same age bracket. Loamy was Peggy's sister. The family listing is 0221101 1101001. He will go with his brother to Randolph County, Alabama and be there in 1840 and in Benton County, Alabama in 1850. He will die there in 1856. Loamy will be there in 1860 and die herself before 1870. The line is the same as Simeonís.

 

ELIZABETH PUTNAM  Jefferson County

There were some Putnams in Guilford County, North Carolina. She is a widow and has three sons and a daughter. She is listed 210 10001. I think her husband was William Putnam, son of Josiah Putnam from Virginia and then North Carolina. She will be here again in 1850.

 

CHARLES CALEB PUTNAM  Knox County

A New Englander, and a brother of the James Russell Putnam in Davidson County. Charles is also a son of Caleb and Hannah Putnam, and was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts October 1, 1793. His wife is Margaret Murdock, they were married in Georgetown (Washington DC). They will next go briefly to New Orleans and then to Smith County, Mississippi. See the Mississippi section for family details. This line is Charles > Caleb > Archelaus > Archelaus > Nathaniel > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John Putnam of Massachusetts.

 

BENJAMIN PUTMAN  Rhea County

Benjamin is the eldest son of Wilson Putman Senior and Rebecca Morris From Rutherford County, North Carolina. He was born there June 15, 1804 and married Polly Buchanan here in Rhea County June 7, 1823 and they now have four small kids. There is also a teenager girl with them, probably a sister of either Ben or Polly. The family is listed as 21001 10011. Most of his brothers will soon head off to Alabama, but in about 1835, Ben and Polly will head West to Rives County, Missouri and be there for the 1840. Rives will change name to Henry County, and they will remain there till they die. Benjamin will die there September 16, 1862. Polly will go all the way till May 29, 1890. See the Missouri Section for much more on this family. This line goes back Benjamin > Wilson > Benjamin > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putnam of Virginia.

 

MORRIS PUTMAN  Rhea County

Morris is Wilson's second oldest son. He was born in 1805-6. He is shown in his 20s as is his wife Nancy. They have four small children. He is listed 01001 21001. They will move to Alabama and be there in 1840 in Jackson County. This was not a long way, just over the border with Tennessee. Morris will die there in 1848, and Nancy will be there in 1850, over the border in Franklin County, Tennessee in 1860, and then back in Jackson County forever.

 

REBECCA PUTMAN  Rhea County

Wilson Senior had died here in the later 1820s and his widow Rebecca Morris Putman heads the family as a widow. She is shown in her 50s still with a bunch of kids. She is listed as 0111 01111001. Rebecca will move with most of her kids to Jackson County, Alabama. She will be there through the 1850 at age 67. She died there in that decade.

 

WINNY PUTMAN  Rhea County

Winny is also a widow in her 40s and is living alongside the above Rebecca. She too has a passel of kids. Listing is 00021 0102001. All of Wilson's brothers and their wives are accounted for except William. My guess is that Winifred is his widow. She is most definitely part of the Southern Putman clan.

 

AMOS PUTMAN  Williamson County

He is a son of James and Joice Putman from Union County, South Carolina. Amos has come here to join his brothers. He was born in Union County in 1776-1777, and is shown in the 50-60 bracket. His wife Maryann Heaton is in the 40-50 age group. The family is listed 021110001  0111001. The line is Amos > James > Zachariah > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas >Thomas Putnam. He will be here in 1840, and by 1850 in Weakley County, Tennessee.

 

JABEL (JABEX?) PUTMAN  Williamson County

The listing says JARVIS but is difficult to read. But this is Jamesí son Jabel who has been here a while. The family is listed with Jabel 50-60 and his wife Nancy 40-50. The family listing is 10012001  0211001. Jabel will die here September 26, 1836. Most of the kids will move up into Christian County, Kentucky and remain in Kentucky the rest of their lives. This line is Jabel > James > Zachariah > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas >Thomas Putnam.

 

HIRAM PUTMAN  Williamson County

Hiram is in the 30-40 age group and his wife 20-30. There are no others in the family. The must have just married as they eventually had some 12 children after going to Kentucky. Hiram is a son of Jabel Putman. He was born back in Union County about 1810, and married Rebecca Jane Harrison here in Williamson County in 1829. They are here through 1850. He was a Baptist minister and went to Kentucky in the early 1850s. They were in Hopkins County in 1851 and over to Christian County in 1852. They had twelve children, all born in Tennessee. Hiram died in Christian County, Kentucky on July 24, 1854 and is buried in Rock Bridge Cemetery. His widow moved to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky with their son Jesse Miles Putman and was there in the 1860 at age 53. I do not find her in 1870.

 

JOHN (JAHU) PUTMAN  Wilson County

This is Jahu Putman son of the above Joseph and Milly Putman in Bedford County. He was born in 1794 back in Union County, South Carolina. He is shown in the 30-40 age group as is his wife, Rachel Bond. The family listing is 11200101 110001101. This shows an older male in his 50s and two older women, one in her 40s and one in her 60s. The eldest woman is Rachel's mother. The other two must be husband and wife. My guess is that couple is his brother Mark and his wife Patsy. Mark died in 1830 and his wife had medical bills that Jahu paid for, I guess they were both in poor health and living with Jahu. They do not appear again. Jahu remained in Wilson County through the 1850 and 1860 census and was alone with Rachel in the 1870 Wilson County census. Jahu and Rachel went to Benton County, Arkansas in 1867 to get their son William settled in a new home. William died in Arkansas in 1868 and the rest of his family remained in Tennessee. Jahu and Rachel returned to Tennessee to bring Williamís family out to Arkansas. Sometime later, about 1872, the whole family moved to Benton County, Arkansas where Jahu died on January 17, 1881, while living with his son James and James' second wife, Mary Newcomb. Rachel died there on March 20, 1876. Both are buried in the Putman Cemetery in Rogers, Arkansas.

 

 

TENNESSEE 1840 CENSUS

 

BAZEL PUTMAN  Bedford County

Bazel is a son of Abel Putman and Millie Barnet and a brother of Jabel and Joseph and Jesse who went to Tennessee before him. He is shown in his 30s. He next appears in Lauderdale County, Alabama in 1850 with a young wife, Louisa. In this 1840 listing he is shown as 111001 2010001. Now what this looks like is that by now his first wife has died leaving him with six young kids and the older woman is his mother, Millie who is now a widow. Also of interest is living near him is Hezakiah Ray who had married his sister, Elizabeth who had died in 1811.

 

HARRIETT PUTMAN  Carroll County

She is Harriet Woodson, the widow of Solomon Putman. Solomon was a son of the Reverend John Putman and Sarah Howard from South Carolina. She is in her 30s. Her listing shows a large family of 0002 011201. Carroll County is out in the western part of the state. Her two sons at home are William and John, the eldest son Martin has his own listing in McNairy County.

 

A. W. (ALBIGENCE WALDO) PUTNAM  Davidson County

This is Albigence Waldo Putnam from Marietta, Ohio. He descends from General Israel Putnam. He had three wives. In 1840 he is on number two, Cornelia Virginia Sevier, a daughter of George Washington Sevier and granddaughter of John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee. They were married June 15, 1834 in Mississippi. His first wife was her sister Catherine Ann Sevier who he married April 14, 1825. She died December 29, 1833. Cornelia will die July 30, 1846 here in Nashville, and he will marry Mrs. Mary (Walker) Edwards. He is listed 001001 21001. He will soon go back to Mississippi (in about 1842) and manage a Bank there. He will then return to Nashville, and die here January 20, 1869. This New England Line is Albigence > Aaron Waldo > Israel > Israel > Joseph > Thomas > John Putnam of Salem, Massachusetts.

 

NOAH PUTMAN  Dyer County

Noah is Jabel's son. Noah was born in Union County, South Carolina on November 25, 1809. He married Elizabeth Jane Carlton in Tennessee on July 5, 1831. Elizabeth was born December 23, 1815 in Williamson County, Tennessee. He is shown just under 30. His wife, Elizabeth, is the same age bracket being born in 1816. The family is 20101 02011. They will head North to Christian County, Kentucky. Noah died January 28, 1855 and is buried in Loch Bridge Cemetery. Elizabeth later married James E. Arnold in Christian County on November 24, 1874. I do not know when she died, but it was after 1880.

 

CALEB PUTNAM  Granger County

He is Charles Caleb Putnam from Newburyport, Massachusetts. He came via Washington, D.C. with his wife Margaret Murdock. From here he will go to Mississippi and then to Louisiana where he will die in 1862. The listing is 1210001 000001. I am not positive here as Caleb also gets a listing in New Orleans in 1840. He was in Knox County in 1830. This line is Charles > Caleb > Archelaus > Archelaus > Nathaniel > Benjamin > Nathaniel > John Putnam of Massachusetts.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Henry County

William is in his 30s and his wife in her 20s with one young son. I believe he is the William L. Putman in Bedford County in 1850. In1850 he states he was born in Tennessee in 1802 or 1803. There were not any of our Putmans were there that early, so it must be North Carolina. Tennessee was part of North Carolina up until 1789. He should be Jabelís son.

 

ELIZABETH PUTMAN  Jefferson County

Still there and still a widow. 0021 001001. Problem here is she hasn't aged. She's been in her 30s for ten years. All three sons are still there. This is the Quaker family that simply popped up in Virginia in the 1700s.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Marshall County

This John is the son of Daniel and Sarah Putman of South Carolina. He was in Lincoln and then Bedford counties prior to this report. His listing is 12010001 1121101. He and his son Reuben and the family will be in Greene County, Missouri in 1850.

 

REUBEN PUTMAN  Marshall County

Reuben is the above John's son. His listing is 10002 00001. He was born on November 19, 1817 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. He was married by 1838 and his wife was named Mary or Polly. She was born October 12, 1814 in South Carolina. She may have been a Garrett. They will be in Greene County, Missouri in a few years. Their son Thomas was born there in 1844.

 

MARTIN PUTMAN  McNairy County

He is the eldest son of Griggs and Sally Putman from North Carolina, and has moved from Carroll County. He and his folks were in Morgan County, Alabama in 1830. He is shown in his 20s. According to the 1850 Census, his wife is Juda. She is still in her teens. No children so they were probably just married. He is going to remain here in McNairy County through the next twenty or so years. His line is Martin > Griggs > Benjamin > Thomas > Zachariah > Thomas > Thomas > Thomas Putnam of Virginia.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Perry County

This is the Daniel that was in Williamson County in 1820 and somehow missed the 1830 census. He is now into his 50s. His listing now is 21110001 011001. Daniel is a son of James and Joice Putman of Union County, South Carolina. He will die here in 1841

 

THOMAS PUTMAN  Shelby County

His listing is 10001 00001. There were a lot of Bonds in the area so he may be connected with Joseph or Jahu Putman. His wife is Mary Hoback. His son Joseph was born in 1837 and will marry Eva Smith in Wythe County, Virginia on November 1, 1868. No idea who he is though.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Williamson County

He is a son of Amos Putman. William is in his 30s and his wife in her 20s. They have 3 children. The listing is 010001 20001. According to the LDS IGI, there was a marriage of William Putman to Delila Richarson on May 22, 1832. He appears with Amos and the family again in 1850 in Weakley County.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Williamson County

James and his wife Sarah Morris are both in their 20s with no children. He is another of Amos' sons. There is a marriage record for James Putman and Polly Garrett in Williamson County on November 28, 1834. Polly must have died as on June 18, 1840 James married Sarah Ann Morris in Williamson County, Tennessee. The wife shown in this report would be Sarah Ann. He will next be in Oregon County, Missouri for the 1860 census and later, in fact he was probably there in 1850, but I don't find a listing for him.

 

HIRAM PUTMAN  Williamson County

Jabel's son is still in the county although his father is not. Jabel would be in his 60s and probably had died. Hiram is now in his 30s and Rebecca (Harrison) in her 20s, but according to the 1850 census they are both the same age. They have six children. 110001 22001.

 

AMOS PUTMAN  Williamson County

Amos is now in his 60s and his wife Maryann Heaton in her 50s with two daughters at home. The listing is 000000001 00011001.

 

JABEL PUTMAN  Williamson County

Jabez or Jabel had just married Luraney Lamb on March 12, 1840. He is in his 20s, Arena still in her teens. He is another of Amos' children.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Wilson County

Jahu's son Joseph is in his 20s as is his wife Lucinda Hearn. The family listing is 10001 10001. The children are John and Mary.

 

JEHUGH PUTMAN  Wilson County

Jahu is still here as is his wife Rachel Bond, and mother-in-law, Margaret Bond who is now 73. The family listing is 1112001 0111001001.

 

HIRAM PUTMAN  Wilson County

Hiram is in his 30s and his wife in her 20s. There is another woman the same age with them. The listing is 000001 00002. He is another of Joseph's children. He had married Harriett Nowlin on March 9, 1841. He will die shortly in the Mexican War and Harriett and the kids will be off to Illinois.

 

 

TENNESSEE 1850 CENSUS

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Bedford County

William is a stone mason 47 TN and his wife Anna G. is 40 NC. Children are David V. 18, Mary Ann 13, Sarah Jane 10, William Anna, a daughter, 7, Rebecca and Elizabeth 5, Sciota 3. All the children were born in Tennessee. I assume he is the William from Henry County in 1840, kids ages stack up. She will be a widow here in 1860. He is Jabel's son.

 

MARTHA & JOHN PUTMAN  Bradley County

She is 11 TN and he 9 TN. They are living with Martha Richmond 78 TN and William Richmond 27 and Mahala Richmond 24. They are the children of Thomas Monroe Putman and Mary Richmond. After Mary died, they were adopted by her brother William Richmond.

 

HARRIETT PUTMAN  Carroll County

Solomn's widow is now 50 born in NC. With her are Sarah 26 SC, William 24 SC and Eliza Jane 16 TN. William will marry Martha Overton here in November 1852 and go to White County, Arkansas. Eliza will marry J. C. Burroughs here also in November 1852. The other two daughters listed in 1840 were Mary who married Eldridge Haynes on September 8, 1842 and Harriett who married Jiles Bryant on February 23, 1847.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Carroll County

She is the widow of Solomon's son John Putman. Mary (Little) is 30 SC is living next door to Harriett with the LITTLE family from South Carolina. With her are her three children: Thomas Putman 6, William N. 3 and John H. 10 months old. In the 1840 census, Harriett had two sons in their 20s. They were William who is still at home and John Putman who married Mary Little on July 21, 1842, and seems to have died in the past year.

 

ALBIGENSE WALDO PUTNAM  Davidson County

He is now shown as 51 OH and his second wife ornelia Sevier has died. He was married three times and is currently 'between wives.' He has six other Putnams, Mary 30 TN, Julia 20 MS, Lucy 13 TN, Emma 10 TN, Cornelia 8 TN, Amy 1 TN, plus some students and others with him. This is Albigence Waldo Putnam from Marietta, Ohio. He descends from General Israel Putnam. This New England Line is Albigence > Aaron Waldo > Israel > Israel > Joseph > Thomas > John Putnam of Salem, Massachusetts.

 

ELIZABETH PUTNAM  Jefferson County

Still a widow at 43 and now shown as born in Virginia. At home are Mary A. 25 and Francis M. 22 and James L. 20. All the kids are born in Tennessee. Francis will be in this County in 1860 and so will mom. In 1870 they will be in Sevier County and Elizabeth will be 64.

 

GEORGE W. PUTNAM  Jefferson County

He is 35 (probably 55) TN and his wife is Eleanor 45 TN. He must be connected to Elizabeth, but I do not know how. He may be her husband's brother.

 

WILLIAM J. PUTNAM  Jefferson County

He lives next door to George. He would be the eldest son of Elizabeth. William is 26 TN and his wife Sarah Foland 27 TN. Orville 5, Julia 2 and George (Commodore) 1 month are their children. He will be deserting the family in 1856 and the rest will be off to Missouri in a couple of years.

 

ELIZA & OTHER PUTMANS  Marshall County

Eliza is age 35 TN and with her are James M. 30, Susan J. 23, Isabella 20, Thomas 11 and Sarah 7. All were born in Tennessee except Sarah who was born in Mississippi. They are living in a household headed by Jane Patterson 68 NC and Matilda Patterson 48. Okay, Eliza is Eliza Dixie Patterson, Jane is her mother. Eliza was married to James W. Putman or Putnam. They moved to Hernando, Desoto County, Mississippi where James was mayor in the 1840s. He died there September 30, 1843. His brother David went with him and he too died there October 20, 1849. They never appeared in any census reports there, though Davidís wife Melissa is there now in 1850. Eliza returned back home in the mid 1840s. Thomas and Sarah are her children. The listed James, Susan and Isabella are Pattersons, not Putmans. Now, as to James W. Putman. He would probably be a son of Daniel Putman from South Carolina. He was in Williamson County very early on and then died in the 1830s. I have very little on that family. Look up James Putmanís son Daniel in the South Carolina Section and see if you can figure this out.

 

MARTIN PUTMAN  McNairy County

Griggs' son is now 32 AL and his wife Juda 28. Their children, all born in Tennessee, are John 10, Talitha 8, Elly 5, Harriett 3 and William 1.

 

THOMAS & ELIZABETH PUTMAN  Perry County

Thomas (Thompson born March 19, 1839) 11 and Elizabeth 7 are with the family of Henry (59 KY) and Elizabeth R. (42 TN) Nix. I assume they are children of the Daniel Putman who was in the county in 1840 and died here in 1841. I believe Elizabeth was his wife and has remarried. (see the South Carolina Section).

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Rutherford County

James is 36 SC and listed as Idiotic. His wife is E.A. 27 TN and they have 2 sons, W.L. 10 and John H.S. 4. His wife's name is Elizabeth Ann Lamb, they were married here on July 23, 1844. They will be just over the border in Calloway County, Kentucky in 1860. He is a son of Jabel and Nancy Putman from Williamson County.

 

DICK & JOHN PUTMAN  Shelby County

They are both single and living in a livery stable. Dick is 21 TN and John 25 IRE. They may be connected with the Thomas Putman of Shelby County listed in 1840. But then, I have no idea who he was either.

 

W. L. PUTMAN  Weakley County

This is the William and Delilah Putman who were in Williamson County in 1840. He is 42 SC and she 28 TN. Their children are James 15, Susan 8 and John 6. James the son will next go out to Oregon County, Missouri and marry there.

 

A. M. PUTMAN  Weakley County

He is Amos Putman Junior who married Sarah Cook in Williamson County on October 21, 1840. He is 32, Sarah 30. They show no children, but have a daughter Margaret who was born March 3, 1845.

 

J. PUTMAN  Weakley County

This is Jabel or Jabez Putman, son of Amos Senior. He is 32, Arena is 30. Their children are Mary 9, William 7, James H. 5, George Washington 3 and Jane 4 months.

 

AMOS PUTMAN  Weakley County

Amos is now 74 and his wife Maryann is 70. Living with them is Nancy Putman 30 SC and Zachariah Putman 12 TN. Zach is not a son, he is a 'stray kid' of sorts. I believe he is a son of Amos' son James who has headed to Missouri to scout for a new home. Zach will be with James in Oregon County, Missouri in 1860.

 

HIRAM PUTMAN  Williamson County

Jabel's son Hiram is now 43, his wife Rebecca Harrison 43. Children with them are Cassada 20, Jesse Miles 18, G. Ann 16, Jane 14, Ann M. 10, William Riley 9, Rebecca 8, Nancy 6, Tennessee a daughter 4 and Hiram Monroe 2.

 

REANY PUTMAN  Wilson County

Reany (Arena) is 29 and living with Pheraba Clopton 38 and her son Joseph. Pheraba is the widow of Jesse B. Clopton and most likely Reany's sister. Jesse died in September 1838.Pheraba is a daughter of Joseph Putman and Milly Wilson from Union County South Carolina. She lives next door to Harriett Putman in the following listing. Reany and Pheraba are here in 1860 and 1870.

 

HARRIETT PUTMAN  Wilson County

Harriett is Hiram's widow. He must have died around 1846, it was in the War with Mexico. She is 35 and her children are William 11, Milly 9, Jesse 6 and young Hiram 4. They will head to Illinois next after she remarries.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Wilson County

John 22 is John Bond Putman, Jahu's son. He married Matilda Bone on January 4, 1850. She is 18 and there are no children yet.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Wilson County

He is James Pervine Putman, another of Jahu's sons. He is shown as 28 on one listing and 30 on another. His wife, Marinda Patterson is 23.

 

JAHU PUTMAN  Wilson County

Jahu is now 57 and his wife Rachel Bond is 51. Her mother Margaret Bond is still with them at age 83. Children still at home are Julia 19, George 17, Hiram 13, Sarah 10.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Wilson County

He is William Lester Putman another of Jahu's sons. William is 31 and a saddler, his wife Cintha Weir is 18. They were just married here on September 6, 1848. There are no children.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Wilson County

He is Jahu's eldest son. He is 35, Louinia Hearn his wife is 32 and they have John 14 and Mary 10.

 

 

TENNESSEE 1860 CENSUS

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Bedford County

He is a son of Morris Putman. He is 24 TN and his wife Rachel is 21 TN. Children are Elizabeth 2 and John 3 months. There is a marriage record in neighboring Coffee county of James Putman marrying Rachel Susan Brown on October 1, 1856. He will be in Jackson County, Alabama in 1870.

 

FLEMMING PUTMAN  Bedford County

Flemming, the eldest son of Wilson Putman Junior and Rebecca Flemming from Jackson County Alabama is 27 AL and a blacksmith like his dad. His wife Elizabeth Jenkins is 22 TN and their children are Anderson 7 TN, Matta (Walter Scott) 5 TN and Martha 2 TN. Elizabeth will die in the mid to late 1860s. He will then marry Mary L. Kitchner in Franklin County Tennessee. They will then be in Moore County Tennessee in 1880 and 1900.

 

A. G. PUTMAN  Bedford County

Anne G. Putman is the wife of William L. Putman. She is 50 NC. Also there are Elizabeth 15 and Scotia 13. Rebecca Elizabeth will be marrying James Wright on March 27, 1863 in Bedford County. Sciota will be marrying David Rolfe there on April 9, 1866. Also there are a bunch of Warner and Norvell folk. Henry Warner is 25 and Sarah Jane Warner is 20. They have a daughter with the initials S. L. Sarah Jane is William and Anna Putman's daughter. Charles Norvell 20 and his wife Mary Ann 23 are there as well. Mary Ann is another Putman gal.

 

JOHN & MARTHA PUTMAN  Bradley County

They are still living with a large Richmond family and were here in 1850. John is 19, Martha is 20 both born in Tennessee. They are children of Thomas Monroe Putman whose first wife, Mary Richmond, had died. They were taken in by their uncle and raised by them (the Richmonds).

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  Cannon County

He is 45, his wife Lucinda Hearn is 48 (actually should read 43). He is Jahu's son. The daughter Mary is now 21 and they have John 25. He is also listed as J. G. Putman in this census in Wilson County.

 

W. L. PUTMAN  Cannon County

This is William Lester Putman, another of Jahu's sons. He is now 39 and Cyntha 29. They still are childless, but have Nancy AUSTIN, 36, living with them.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Carroll County

Mary is the widow of John Putman who was Solomon's son. Mary is now 40 with the same three sons at home, Thomas 16, William 12 and John 11. Living with them is Jane Roper 14.

 

W. W. (WALDO WASHINGTON) PUTNAM  Coffee County

This is A. Waldo's son Waldo Washington Putnam. He is back from Mississippi. He is 34 MS, Eliza Jane Smith is 30 GA and they have three daughters Ida 8, Caroline (Carrie) 6 and Agness 3. A couple of odds and ends of in-laws are with them. He will die in 1864 and Eliza will be with the kids in 1870.

 

ALBIGENCE WALDO PUTNAM  Davidson County

He has been in Mississippi and returned home. He is in Nashville and retired. He is 61 and his third wife Mary Walker Edwards just died October 27, 1858. He has these children at home: Julia C 26, Emma H. 20, Cornelia V 17, Anna M. 11, Felice E. 8, Waldine Mary 6, and step sons S. Walker Edwards 18 and Willie M. Edwards 15. He was born March 11, 1799 and will die here January 20, 1869. This is Albigence Waldo Putnam from Marietta, Ohio. He descends from General Israel Putnam. This New England Line is Albigence > Aaron Waldo > Israel > Israel > Joseph > Thomas > John Putnam of Salem, Massachusetts.

 

NANCY PUTMAN  Franklin County

Nancy is the widow of Morris Putman of North Carolina. She had been in Jackson County, Alabama but moved with some of the family just over the border. She is 57 NC, and has Martha 27 TN, Richard W. 20 AL, Morris junior 17 AL and Sarah Jane 15 AL with her. She and most of the kids are back across the border in Jackson County by the 1870.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Franklin County

John is Morris Putman's son. He is 23 AL and his wife Nancy Vaughn is 19 TN. John just married Nancy S. Vaughn in Franklin County on December 29, 1859. They are in Williamson County Tennessee by 1870.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Franklin County

Yet another of Morris' sons, and lives either with or next to his widowed mother Nancy. William is 33 TN, his wife Elizabeth Meyers is 22 AL and their daughter Mary is 1 TN. Bill and Elizabeth were married in Coffee County on August 27, 1857. They are back in Jackson County Alabama by 1870.

 

JAMES F. PUTMAN  Henry County

He is 26 and his wife Susan Klutz is 21. They were married here May 19, 1857. There are no children. He is a son of William, below.

 

WILLIAM L. PUTMAN  Henry County

William is 52, his wife Delila 48 and still at home is Susan 16. He is Amos' son who was last in neighboring Weakley County. In addition to the above James, he had a son John who would be 16 but must have died.

 

F. M. (FRANCIS MARION) PUTNAM  Jefferson County

He is a blacksmith 32 TN, Rosanna Douglas his second wife 28 TN, Tabitha A. 4 TN. He married Martha E. Blackwell here on June 4, 1855 and she died May 3, 1857. He married Rosanna here June 27, 1858. His mother, Elizabeth age 54 TN, is with them now. Rosanna will die March 18, 1868 and he will be widowed in Sevier County in 1870. He will marry Sarah A. Underwood there July 16, 1871 and They will be in Sevier County also in 1880.

 

MARTIN PUTMAN  McNairy County

Griggs' son, Martin is now 42 but Juda must have died several years ago. He still has John F. 18, Talithia 17, Ally 16, Harriett E. 12, William A. 10 and Nancy E. 8 living at home.

 

ELIZA D. PUTMAN  Marshall County

She is still alone at age 44. Thomas J. 20 and Sally 17 are still at home with her. They were with the Patterson family here in 1850. She is still here in 1880 with Sally who is married by then.

 

THOMAS PUTMAN  Maury County

Thomas 35 and Jane 30 have Charles Robinson 15 living with them. I am not certain who he is. The birthplace on his records could be either NY or KY. I would guess at KY.

 

H. R. (HENRY ROVERTSON) PUTMAN  Perry County

He is 23 and his wife Mary 18. This is Henry Robertson Putman who married Mary Martha Daniel in Perry County on May 7, 1857. Their first child, Josephine Camilee born January 29, 1860 was not listed in the census for some reason, but is here in 1880. Don't know who he is. I assume he is a part of Daniel's family that was spread all over in 1850, but I do not find him in that year anywhere.

 

ANDERSON PUTMAN  Polk County

Anderson 47 and his wife Jane (McGill) 45 moved up from Georgia for a while. With them are Nancy 21, John 20, Susan 16, Harriett 14, Catherine 12, Jane 7 and Ellenor 8 months. The name Rebecca McGill was on the schedule and then crossed out. She was Jane's mother and probably died right before census time.

 

JABEL PUTMAN  Obion County

Jabel or Jabez has moved to the northwest part of the state. He is 41, Arena Lamb 40, William R. 17, James R. 15, George Washington 12, Jane 9, and Mary Ann 7. George will be marrying Mary M. Bledsoe here on March 25, 1869. James will marry Margaret Ervin here as well on October 17, 1866.

 

SARAH FOLAND (PUTNAM)  Roane County

Sarah has been deserted by her Husband William James Putman while they were in Jefferson County. She will next be in Vernon County, Missouri and will resume the use of her Putnam name. She is now 37 VA, Orville 15 TN, Julia 12 TN, Commodore M. 10 TN, Rowena 8 TN, Jacob 6 TN, Elizabeth 5 TN and Catherine 3 TN. This listing is pure luck. Sarah is listed as Sarah F. Oland and a researcher came on it by chance. Very lucky.

 

D. V. PUTMAN  Rutherford County

This is David Vance Putman, son of William and Anna from Bedford County. He is 28, his wife Mary Ann Underwood is 23, William is 3 and they have a 1 year old daughter, R.A. With them are two men B. F. Ransome 24 and J. H. Primm 19. They will be in Williamson County in 1870.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  Shelby County

He is 40 OH, Jane is 37 OH and the kids, all born in Ohio, are Kate 18, Jane 16, Samuel 14 and Frank 7. This looks like the son of David and Mary Putnam from Huron County, Ohio. His wife is Mary Jane Meek. John's folks were from Madison County, New York. Dutch branch.

 

JOHN C. PUTMAN  Warren County

He is John Covington Putman, and is a Methodist Minister. He married Elizabeth T. Graham in Warren County on February 1, 1855. John is 32 AL, Elizabeth 30 AL, Mary 4, Mack 3 and John 7 months old. Elizabeth's sister Mary Graham age 36 lives with them. He is a son of John Putman and Lucy Covington from Morgan County, Alabama. He will be a widower in Maury County, Tennessee in 1880, and in Coffee County, Tennessee in both 1900 and in 1910. His children will be there through 1920.

 

SOLOMON PUTMAN  Wayne County

He is a blacksmith age 29. His wife Malinda is 21. Children are William W. 2, Elisa 8 months. Also living with them is James Helm 8 years old. This county is right over the line from Lauderdale County, Alabama.

 

FRANCIS PUTMAN  Weakley County

He is 26, Susan is 25. Children are Narcissa 13, Marion A. 12, Alabama 10, Permisia A. 8.

 

AMOS PUTMAN  Weakley County

He is listed as GEORGE PUTMAN 80 and Nancy 38 lives with him. This has to be Amos Senior with his daughter Nancy. They appear this way in the 1850 census and it must be them.

 

JEHU PUTMAN  Wilson County

Jehu is 66, Rachel 61, Hiram H. 22 and Sarah E. 17. In the 1870 Census they will be 76 and 73 and just relaxing by themselves.

 

J. G. (JOSEPH GORDON) PUTMAN  Wilson County

He is Jahu's son.  They are also be listed this year in Cannon County near his brother William Lester Putman. He is now 42, Lucinda Hearn 45 and son John 22. They will be in Rutherford County, Tennessee in 1870.

 

ARENA PUTMAN  Wilson County

She is single at age 40. Still living with Pheraba Clopton 52 and her son Joseph Clopton 23. The gals are daughters of Joseph Putman and Milly Wilson from Union County South Carolina. They were here in 1850 and are still in 1870.

 

 

TENNESSEE 1870 CENSUS

 

MARY PUTMAN  Bledsoe County

She is an unmarried daughter of Howard Mercer Putman. Mary is 23 AL, and has a son Franklin V. 4 and Fannie one month old. Fanny will die in the 1870s. No one knows who the father of Franklin is. Mary will be here living with her brother George in 1880.

 

ELIZA J. PUTMAN  Coffee County

She is 40 GA, Ida C. 18 MS, Clara (Carrie) 15 TN, Agnes 13 MS and Emma 8 MS. She is Eliza Jane Smith, the widow of Waldo Washington Putnam who died in 1868. Waldo was a son of Albigenece Waldo Putnam from Ohio. Massachusetts family. Carrie will soon marry Robert Morrison and be in Chattanooga in 1880 and her sister Agnes will be there too. Same in 1900.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Coffee County

He is a son of Wilson Putman Junior. He is a blacksmith 27 AL, Nancy Garland his wife is 25 AL, children are Margaret 7 AL, Billie a daughter 4 AL and John Morgan 3 TN.

 

JOHN WESLEY PUTMAN  Coffee County

He is living with his brother Daniel (above). John is 12 TN.

 

NEWTON PUTMAN  Carroll County

He is listed as William in 1880. He is a son of John Putman and Mary Little, grandson of Solomon. He is 21 TN, his wife Lucy Bledsoe is 22 TN, and they have Mary Ellen 8 months old.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Dyer County

He is 25 MS. He is living with John (28) and Nancy (22) Yales in Friendship. This just has to be Henderson, son of William Putman and Susan Stephens. He was with them in 1860 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Then he fought in the Civil War and headed here. In a couple of months, on January 25, 1871, he will be marrying Flora Alice Lovelace here.

 

ABNER PUTMAN  Fentress County

He is 54 NC, Lucinda Jane is 35 TN, Mary Isabelle 11 TN, Antinsa (?) 7, Eugenia 5 and William Ervin 4 TN. No idea at all who he is.

 

HENDERSON J. PUTMAN  Franklin County

He is a son of Flemming Putman and lives either next door or with his folks. He is18 TN, his wife Malinda (Matilda Jane Prince) is 19 TN. He just married Matilda Prince December 8, 1869 in Bedford County where he was in 1860. Matilda will soon die, and he will marry Omie Wilson here December 25, 1878. They will be in Moore County along with his folks in 1880. By 1900 they are in Hardeman County Texas. He will die there in 1908.

 

FLEMMING PUTMAN  Franklin County

He is a son of Wilson and Rebecca Flemming from Jackson County, Alabama. He is 38 AL, his second wife Mary L. Kitchner is 38 AL, Walter S. 12 TN, Martha J. 10 TN, Nancy C. 4 TN and Eva Elizabeth 3 TN. They were in Bedford County in 1860 and will be in Moore County in 1880 and 1900. He will die in Moore County in 1902.

 

SAMUEL R. PUTMAN  Giles County

He is a son of Bazel Putman who is also in the County. The whole gang was in Alabama for a bit in the 1860s. Sam is 38 TN, Mary Ann Call his wife is 38 TN, Richard is 7 TN, Nancy 5 TN, Milly 4 TN and William Samuel is 8 months old.

 

ZEDOC PUTMAN  Giles County

Difficult name to decipher, looks like Dedrick, but he is Bazel's son ZEDOC. He is 21 TN and Eliza or Elizabeth is 21 TN. In 1880 he will get his real name recorded and he and Eliza will be in Lauderdale County, Alabama in 1880 with a couple of kids.

 

BAZEL PUTMAN  Giles County

Listed as Boswell. He is 68 SC, Louiza 60 SC, Sarah 35 TN, Mary 33 TN, Nancy 34 TN, James 19 TN and Laura 18 TN are at home. Now that the ages are closer than they were in the 1860 Alabama census, it does seem Louisa is indeed his wife.

 

WILLIAM C. PUTNAM  Knox County

He is 25 IL MI MI, Jessie Dodge 20 GA, Minnie 4 TN. They were married here August 15, 1865. Her mother, Catherine A. Dodge age 52 NY is with them as well. He is a railroad conductor. They are all here in 1880 with more kids. He should be a son of Azro Carleton Putnam and his first wife Mary Ann Ford from New Hampshire. He was born in LaSalle County Illinois in May 1844 and was there in 1850 and 1860. His dad was a physician in the Union Army and after it was over married Harriet Glenn in Knoxville on August 23, 1866. They then headed out to California and looks like Willie decided to just hang around here.

 

JOHN F. PUTMAN  McNairy County

The eldest son of Martin and Juda. He is 28, Martha E. Lain is 26 TN. They were married here December 23, 1866. They have a son William Harrison 2 years old.

 

MARTIN PUTMAN  McNairy County

He is still a widower, now age 50 NC. Lettita (looked like Telitha in 1860) is 26, Alley 24, William A. 19, Nancy E. 18. Then there is a Martha E. age 2 with them.

 

JEREMIAH M. (MICHAEL) PUTMAN  McNairy County

He is a son of Francis Putman from Jackson County Alabama. He is 27 AL, his mom now listed as Faney C. (Fady Couch) is 73, and his sisters are there as well: Sarah J. 25, Mary J. 23, Faney L. 21. All born in Alabama. Then there are a bunch of other kids who are most likely the children of his cousin James who probably died in the Civil War. These kids are: Jaygen (James?) Francis 15, Robert J. 12, Eliza E. 7 and Sady (probably Fady) C. 5. Jeremiah will have had enough of all this very soon. He will marry America Jane Maness on December 28, 1871. They are in Lawrence County Arkansas in 1880 and Missouri by 1900.

 

FRANCIS MARION PUTMAN  McNairy County

He is a son of William Putman and Susan Stephens and has returned from Mississippi after the War. He is 22 NC (should be AL and is in 1880). His wife is Mary Frances Estes 17 TN. They were married February 11, 1868. She will die soon and in 1880 his wife will be Matilda Patterson whom he married November 18, 1875. There is only one child, William L. 7 months old. He will still be here in 1880 and be in Chester County in 1900.

 

HESTER PUTMAN  Maury County

She is Hester Royer, Anson Putman's widow. She is 54 TN. She is living with her son John R. in the next listing. They were in Lawrence County, Alabama in 1850 and 1860, and will be in Navarro County, Texas by 1880.

 

JOHN R. (ROYER) PUTMAN  Maury County

He is 28, Rachel James is 20 GA. They were married here on February 3, 1867. They have John A. 2 and Malinda 2 months old.

 

CHARLES ANDERSON PUTMAN  Maury County

Another of Anson's kids living next door. He is 23 AL, Susan E. James is 22 GA. They were married December 18, 1866 here in Maury County. They have a son William 2 TN.

 

WILLIAM, JOSIAH & MARY PUTMAN  Maury County

Three more of Anson and Hester's children. William is 15 AL, Josiah Green is 12 AL and Mary Frances is 10 AL. Anson died here in 1865, and these kids are living with kinfolks.

 

JOSEPH G. (GORDON) PUTMAN  Rutherford County

Jahu's son is 54, Lucinda Hearn 56 and John W. 36. They moved over from Wilson County, where they had been. Lucinia or Lucinda will die here on February 8, 1878. He will later marry Kate Tilford September 20, 1883.

 

FRANCIS M. (MARION) PUTMAN  Sevier County

He is over from Jefferson County. He is 42 and widowed since his second wife Rosanna Douglas died here March 18, 1868. He has two children: Tabitha A. 14 and George L. 9. His mother Elizabeth is with them and is now 64. He will marry Sarah Underwood here July 16, 1871.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Williamson County

He is Morris Putman' son 32 AL, Nancy Vaughn 29 TN, Martha 9 TN, James 4 TN and George 1 TN. He is from Jackson County Alabama, and was with his widowed mother and a couple of brothers in Franklin County in 1860. I donít find them here in 1880, but I donít find anyone here in the County, census probably lost. Nancy will die sometime, as he married Mary C. Rummage on October 14, 1882. They are here in 1900 and then both died I guess by 1910.

 

DAVID PUTMAN  Williamson County

David Vance is a son of William and Anna from Bedford County. They were in Rutherford County in 1860. He is now 38, Mary Ann Underwood 28, William J. 12, R. A. a daughter now 10, Samantha 6, Alonzo 4, and a son Grand 1. They will be back in Rutherford County in 1880.

 

CHARLOTTE PUTMAN  Williamson County

She is the Widow of William Lester Putman who died in Wilson County in November 1868. She is 27 and has these children John Jahu 5, Henry 3, Joseph Martin 1. They are all with her folks, John W. and Marinda Mabry.

 

ANNA (ARENA) PUTMAN  Wilson County

She is now 54 SC and still never married. Also here is her widowed sister Pheraba Clopton 58 SC and her son Joseph B. Clopton 33 TN, his wife Sarah Hight 28 TN, sons Robert 4 TN and Jesse 5/12 TN. The gals are daughters of Joseph Putman and Milly Wilson from Union County South Carolina. They were here in 1850 and 1860.I donít find Areny in 1880, but Phereba and Josepís gang are in Jefferson County Illinois then.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Wilson County

This is good ole Jahu Putman at age 76 SC with his wife Rachel Bond age 73.

 

 

TENNESSEE 1880 CENSUS

 

JOSIE PUTMAN  District 10, Bedford County

She is 18 TN TN TN single and boarding.

 

GEORGE V. (VARNER) PUTNAM  District 1, Bledsoe County

He is 35 AL TN. His sister Mary is 33 AL TN. They have her son Franklin 13 TN.  Mary, I believe, will marry James Childress. George and Frank will be here in the county in 1900 and 1920. George and Mary are children of Howard Mercer Putman and Elizabeth Varner as shown in the 1850 census of Benton County, Alabama and the 1860 census of Calhoun County, Alabama.

 

JAMES M. (MONROE) PUTNAM  District 1, Bledsoe County

He is 38 AL TN and a son of Howard Mercer Putman from Benton County, Alabama. His wife Sarah Elizabeth Poe is 28 TN TN. Children are John H. 10 TN, Mary H. 8 AR, James H. 3 TN and Gertie R. 8/12 TN. He married Sarah Elizabeth Poe in Hamilton County, Tennessee on September 25, 1867. Hamilton County is next door to Bledsoe. They were in Arkansas County, Arkansas in 1870. James was born March 21, 1842 and will die here in Bledsoe County September 4, 1898. Sarah and the kids are here in 1900.

 

DANIEL PUTMAN  Tullahoma, Coffee County

He is a blacksmith like his father Wilson Putman Jr. He is 37 AL AL and his wife Nancy Jane Garland is 36 AL AL. The children were all born in Tennessee, John M. 13, Charles W. 7, Mattie 5 and Daniel 5 months. Daniel and Nancy are still here in 1900.

 

HENRY PUTNAM  Nashville, Davidson County

He is a Black man 36 GA with a large family. He is a saloonkeeper.

 

PERRY PUTNAM  Nashville, Davidson County

Living in Nashville. Perry is 26 TN, Jane (Rose) 24 TN and they have Perry Junior 2 TN. I do not find him in 1860 or 1870. There is a marriage record where Perry married Jane Rose here on December 27, 1878.

 

H. G. (HENDERSON GRIGGS) PUTMAN  Dyer County

This is a very poorly written listing and is under Putm, H., but it's William and Susan's son Henderson. He is 36 AL AL AL, Mary Flora Lovelace his wife is 24 TN VA VA, Irene 7 TN AL TN, Ida her twin also 7, Cata (Kate) 4 and Benny (Benjamin S.) 1 month old. This all checks out perfectly with the 1900 listing for Henderson.

 

W. S. (WALTER SCOTT) PUTMAN  District 2, Franklin County

He is Walter Scott Putman 22 TN and his wife L.C. Jackson is 20 TN. Children are Victoria 2 and Rufus E. 11/12 TN. There is a marriage record in Bedford County of W. S. Putman marrying L. C. Jackson on April 12, 1877. He is a son of Flemming Putman and Elizabeth Jenkins. He was born in Bedford County. He will be in Tarrant County, Texas in 1900. In 1900 his wife is listed as Palestine, but is the same gal listed here.

 

WILLIAM (NEWTON) PUTMAN  Trenton, Gibson County

He is 33 TN and his wife Lucy Bledsoe is 34 TN. Children are Mary Ellen 11, Allie 5 and Ellen 3. There is a marriage record in Gibson County of a Newton Putman marrying Lucy Bledsoe on March 19, 1868. He is the William who was with his mother Mary Little Putman. His father was Solomon's son John Putman. Solomon was a son of the Reverend John Putman of Union County, South Carolina.

 

FANNIE PUTMAN  Milan, Gibson County

She is Frances Goodridge. She married the above William's brother John M. Putman in Gibson County on December 10, 1873, and I guess John died a year or so ago. She is 31 TN and has Linnie 4 and John 2 with her. She and the kids are still here in 1900.

 

E. (EMMETT) N. PUTMAN  District 1, Giles County

He is 28 TN and his wife Mary is 20 TN. Children are Lewis 9, Jane 6, John 5, James 3, Lillie 3 months. I believe he is Sam and Mary Ann's son Emmett Putman.

 

AGNES PUTNAM  Chattanooga, Hamilton County

She is a teacher 23 MS OH GA. She lives with her married sister Carrie Morrison 24 TN OH GA and husband Robert Morrison a druggist 26 TN. They are daughters of Waldo Washington Putnam and Elizabeth Jane Smith. Waldo died in 1864 shortly after returning from Mississippi. He was a son of Albignece Waldo Putnam from Marietta Ohio. Agnes will be back in Coffee County with her widowed mother in 1900 and then will go to Mississippi with her nephew Putnam Morrison and be there in Vicksburg in 1920 and in 1930. Putnam Morrison is with this family and is 3 TN. Massachusetts family.

 

JOHN PUTNAM  District 5, Hamilton County

He is a black man 52 TN with a family.

 

I. P. (ISAIAH PORTER) PUTNAM  District 2, Knox County

He is 44 MA, Ann Reid is 37 AR, Edward 19 TN, Thomas 15 TN, Elizabeth E. 12 TN, Kate 10 TN, A. R. (Albert) 8 TN, C. H. (Christopher) 6 TN, Mary 4 TN, Clara 3 TN and Hannah 2 TN. He works in a foundry. This family will be in Clark County, Washington in 1900. Chris will be here alone in 1900, in Greene County, Missouri in 1910, and in Denver, Colorado in 1920. Albert & Thomas will be in Oregon in 1900. New Englanders. He is a son of Thomas Cowdin Putnam and Sarah Colby. His folks were from Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Thomasí folks were Isaiah Putnam and Hannah Cowden, his grand-folks were Daniel Putnam and Rachel Small.

 

LIZZIE PUTNAM  Knoxville, Knox County

She is 79 (no 39 VA) VA VA VA and lives with her sister M. A. (Martha Ann) 48 VA and husband G. W. Adney. They are daughters of Bartemas B. Putnam and Frances Dulin from Fauquier County Virginia.

 

W. C. (WILLIAM CARLETON) PUTNAM  Knoxville, Knox County

Still here. He is 36 IL MI MI (really IL NH NH), Jessie Talulah Dodge his wife is 30 GA NY NY (born in Augusta, Georgia December 14, 1849, daughter of Edward Samuel Dodge), Minnie Eugenia 14 TN born September 17, 1865, Ina Ann 8 TN born July 23, 1871, Otho Azro 7 TN born October 13, 1872, Eddie Dodge 6 TN born December 17, 1873, Zilpha Hoxie 2 TN born June 10, 1878. Catherine Dodge 62 NY is there. She's Jessie's mom. They were here in 1870 too. He should be a son of Azro Carleton Putnam and his first wife Mary Ann Ford from New Hampshire. He was born in LaSalle County Illinois in 1844 and was there in 1850 and 1860. His dad was a physician in the Union Army and after it was over married Harriet Glenn in Knoxville on August 23, 1866. They then headed out to California and looks like Willie decided to just hang around here.

 

ELIZA D. PUTMAN  District 8, Marshall County

She is 63 TN TN TN and lives Ed Swanson and his wife, her daughter, Sarah Jane 37 TN. Eliza Dixie Patterson was married to James W. Putman. They moved to Hernando, Desoto County, Mississippi where James was mayor in the 1840s. He died there September 30, 1843. His brother David went with him and he too died there October 20, 1849. They never appeared in any census reports there, though Davidís wife Melissa was there 1850. Eliza returned back home in the mid 1840s. Now, as to James W. Putman. He would probably be a son of Daniel Putman from South Carolina. He was in Williamson County very early on and then died in the 1830s. I have very little on that family.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  District 14, Maury County

He is a minister 54 years old AL NC NC and is a widower as Elizabeth isn't here. Mary 24 TN, Samuel 17 TN, William 15 TN, Ferdy (Ferdinand) 12 TN and Virginia 7 TN are with him. He was in Warren County, Tennessee with his wife Elizabeth Graham in 1860.

 

CHARLES D. PUTMAN  District 8, McNairy County

He is 30 AL and his wife Rosetta J. is 24 TN. They have two sons William H. 8 and Marcus 1. There is a marriage record of Charles marrying Rosetta Hodges in McNairy County on November 7, 1870. He is a son of William and Susan Putman.

 

FRANCIS M. PUTMAN District 14,  McNairy County

He is 32 AL NC NC and his wife M. C. (Matilda Patterson) is 25 TN NC NC. Children are H.L. (Hubert) 10, W.A. (William Allen) 6, J.R. 3, J.T. (James) 1. There is a marriage record of Francis Marion Putman marrying Matilda or Mahulda Patterson in McNairy County on November 18, 1875. They are both in Chester County in 1900. He is a son of William and Susan Putman. This is a second marriage for Frank, the two oldest kids are by his first wife.

 

J. (JOHN) F. PUTMAN  District 17, McNairy County

This is John F. Putman, son of Martin and Juda Putman. He is 38 TN, his wife Martha is 35 TN. Children are William H. 12, Julia A. 9, Louellen 7, Mary J. 3, and a month old un-named son, probably Thomas in 1900. John married Martha E. Lain here on December 23, 1866.

 

FLEMMING PUTMAN  District 1, Moore County

He is a blacksmith 47 AL NC NC. His wife Mary Kitchner is 47 TN. They have Jane 20 TN, Nancy 17 TN and Lizzie 13 TN. He is a son of Wilson Putman and Rebecca Morris from Jackson County Alabama. Mary is his second wife. They were married in Franklin County on May 27, 1870. They are here in 1900.

 

HENDERSON J. PUTMAN  District 1, Moore County

He is 28 AL and his wife Oma is 18 TN. They have two sons John 4 and Logan 1. He married Omie Wilson in Bedford County on December 25, 1878. He is a son of Flemming Putman and Mary Kitchner. This is his second marriage, Matilda Prince, the first wife, has died. He lives next to or with his folks.

 

H. R. (HENRY ROBERTSON) PUTMAN  District 4, Perry County

He is a farmer 45 TN TN TN. His wife Mary 40 TN and their daughter Jessie 18 TN. He is Henry Robertson Putman who married Mary Martha Daniel in Perry County on May 7, 1857. Don't know who he is. I assume he is a part of Daniel's family that was spread all over in 1850, but I do not find him in that year anywhere.

 

DAVID VANCE PUTMAN  District 4, Rutherford County

He is 48 TN and his wife Mary Ann Underwood is 37 TN. Children are William 23, Anna 21, Lonzo 12, Fannie 9, Repsie 7, Grand (male) 13, Shannie (female) 5, Andrew 3 and John 1. He and Mary were here in the 1860 census. He is a son of William and Anna from Bedford County.

 

J. W. (JOHN WILLIAM) PUTMAN  District 21, Rutherford County

He is John William Putman and is 43 TN and his wife Mary Sanford 27 TN. They have a 1 year old son George G. They were married here April 4, 1877. Also living with them is Martha Sanford 30 TN, probably a sister. Mary and Martha, no John, are still here in 1900. He is a son of Joseph and Lucinda Hearn Putman from Wilson County.

 

FRANCIS M. (MARION) PUTNAM  Sinking Springs, Sevier County

Don't get him confused with the earlier Francis Marion Putman. He is 52 TN and his third wife Sarah Underwood is 37 TN. Kids are George L. 19, Cora 8, William A. 6, Commodore 3 and Savannah 1. He is a son of Elizabeth Putman in Jefferson County. They will be in Cooke County Texas in 1900 and William will be in Oklahoma in 1910 and 1920.

 

GEORGE A. PUTNAM  Memphis, Shelby County

He is 28 MA MA MA single and boarding. He is a telegraph operator. He looks like the son of Ephraim Abbot Putnam and Ruth Louise Burnham from Wilton, New Hampshire and then Reading, Massachusetts where George was born. Ephraim was a son of John Putnam (1884) and Mary Herrick of Wilton, New Hampshire.

 

DAVID PUTMAN  District 17, Wilson County

He is 20 TN and a Black man.

 

LAURA PUTMAN  District 17, Wilson County

She is 15 TN and a Black woman cooking for the Jennings family.

 

ANCE PUTMAN  District 17, Wilson County

He is 50 TN and heads up a large Black family.

 

JOSEPH PUTMAN  District 19, Wilson County

He is a Black Man 30 TN and has his mother Leatha 70 TN with him.

 

 

 

TENNESSEE 1900 CENSUS

 

FRANKLIN PUTMAN  Bledsoe County

He is a son of Mary Putman, and grandson of Howard Mercer Putman. Mary was Howardís daughter. She never married and had Franklin Varner Putman Ďout of wedlockí. He has been here a while living with his mother and uncle George Putman. Frank is now 34, born TN June 1865. Minta Childers his wife is 25 TN. They have Eula D. 11, Dilla May 9, Andrew 7, Floyd 5 and Kenneth 3. They are in Sequatchie County in 1910, and by 1920 in Marion County.

 

GEORGE V. (VARNER) PUTNAM  Bledsoe County

He is still here and is now 55 AL born February 1845 and is living with his sister Mary Childress 53 AL born August 1846. Mary had married James Childress, who has died. They were here together in 1880 and will be in 1910. Both are children of Howard Mercer Putman from Benton County Alabama.

 

SARAH E. PUTMAN  Bledsoe County

She is Sarah Elizabeth Poe, the widow of James Monroe Putman who died here September 4, 1898. She is now 47 TN with John H. 30 TN, Roscoe George 18 TN (born March 21, 1882), Winnie Samuel 15 TN (born January 9, 1885), Myrtle 12 TN and her married daughter Mary Payne 28 AR.

 

FRANCIS M. PUTMAN  Chester County

He is Francis Marion Putman and was in McNairy County in 1880. He is now 52 AL born March 1848, Matilda (Patterson) is 45 born May 1855, Jesse T. 20 and Nola C. 15.

 

DANIEL T. PUTMAN  Coffee County

Wilson's son is still around and is now 57 AL, born December 1842, Nancy 56 AL is still with him as is their daughter Mattie 24 and her husband Jack Hufstatler 29 IND.

 

JOHN C. PUTMAN  Coffee County

He is a minister and was in Maury County in 1880. He is now 74 and still has the same two daughters with him, Mary Lou 44 and Virginia 29. John was born in April 1826 in Alabama. Also there is a Mary Graham 79 VA listed as a sister in law. He is living right next door to Daniel, above. He was married to Elizabeth Graham, but has been widowed since the 1870s.

 

EMMA PUTNAM Coffee County

She is 38 MS, born March 1862. She is an employee of William Nickerson. She is a daughter of Waldo Putnam and will be here through 1920.

 

JAMES PUTMAN  Davidson County

He is a son of John Putman and Nancy Vaughn. He is 34 TN, Mattie (Martha F. Lunn) is 34 TN, Leon 7 TN, Cora 3 and Clifford 1 TN.

 

GORDON PUTMAN  Davidson County

He is 22 TN enumerated with R. B. Florida. He might be James William Putman's son listed as George in 1880. This is the only kid around the right age in the 1880 census. William J. Putman married a Martha Florida. They had a son George born in 1873. Maybe a connection??

 

W. N. (WILLIAM NEWTON) PUTMAN  Davidson County

He is an inmate in the State Pen. He is 53 TN. He is William Newton Putman, son of John Putman and Mary Little. His wife Lucy Bledsoe is back in Gibson County with the kids. According to a newspaper article, he shot and killed a neighbor in an argument. He was poaching on the neighborís property at the time. The neighbor John Cooper told him he couldnít hunt on his land, so William simply shot him right in front of his own son. This took place October 8, 1898.

 

DAVID V. (VANCE) PUTMAN  Dickson County

William's son is now 64, born November 1835. He has a new wife, Martha P. 30 TN, born April 1870. Kids at home are Lela 7, Samuel 6 (November 1893), Annie 3 and Ruth 1. Dave will die in the next decade and Martha (Mattie) and the kids will be here in 1910 and 1920.

 

JOHN M. PUTNAM  Dickson County

He is 19 TN born October 1880, boarding with Richard Oakley. He will shortly marry May Oakley and be in Nashville through the 1930. He is a son of David Vance Putnam and his first wife Mary Ann Underwood. He was born in Rutherford County and will be here probably forever.

 

H. G. (HENDERSON GRIGGS) PUTMAN  Dyer County

This is Henderson G. Putman, a son of William Putman and Susan Stephens. He is listed as 56 AL, born November 1843. His wife is Flora Ann Lovelace 43 TN born February 1857. They were married in Dyer County on January 25, 1871. He was here after the Civil War. Her mother, Mary Lovelace 67 VA, is with them. Children at home are: Kate 23 TN, James H. 18 TN, Hubert L. 16 TN, Nina 14 TN, William Lovelace 12 TN (born March 22, 1888), John C. 10 TN and Ruth 5 TN. Nearby is their eldest son Benjamin. Flora will die here shortly on May 2, 1901. Henderson will die here May 21, 1909.

 

CHARLES D. PUTMAN  Dyer County

He is 25 TN, born May 1875. Be careful, he is not a son of H. G. Putman like everyone else hereabouts. He is a son of John Putman and Nancy Vaughn from Williamson County Tennessee. His wife Lillie French is 18 TN and they have Ethel 1 TN. He'll be in Nashville, Davidson County by 1920 and 1930.

 

BENJAMIN PUTMAN  Dyer County

He is a son of H. G. Putman. He is Benjamin S. Putman 20 TN, born May 1880. He is enumerated with James H. Jones as a servant. He will die in 1907 of typhoid fever.

 

FOREST W. PUTMAN  Franklin County

Forest Warren Putman is 18 AL, born December 2, 1882 and his wife is Jennie Gifford 14 AL. He is a son of Wilson's son Jesse Putman and Amanda Posey and lives next door to them. He just married Nancy Jane Gifford here on December 14, 1899. They will be in Jackson County Alabama briefly in 1920, and then back here for the rest of their lives.

 

ROBERT PUTMAN  Franklin County

He lives near Forest who is his brother. Robert is 24 AR (should be AL), born July 1875 and Orpha Gross or Groce his wife is 22 TN. They have a daughter Ozell 1 TN and a son Herman Claude 2 months old. He is Robert Lee Putman, a son of Jesse Putman and Amanda Posey. They are next in Jackson County Alabama.

 

EDWARD R. PUTMAN  Franklin County

This is Jess' son. He is 22, born November 1877, Charlotte Kroger his wife is 18 TN born November 1881 and they have Elvie 2 TN born in December 1897 and Zella born in TN in January 1900. He and his family and his folks will all be in Jackson County Alabama by 1910.

 

JESS PUTMAN  Franklin County

He is 45 TN, born March 1855. Amanda Posey his wife is 42 TN. They have Lark 15, Essie 13, Susie 9, Pearl 7 and Claude 2. Lark was born in Alabama, the rest in Tennessee. Edward, Forest and Robert above are also sons. He is a son of Wilson Putman and Rebecca Flemming.

 

LUCY A. PUTMAN  Gibson County

She Lucy Ann Bledsoe the wife of William Newton Putman. William is in the State Pen out in Davidson County for murdering a neighbor in 1898. They were in the county in 1880. She is now 54 TN with Vernon Taylor 14 (born September 22, 1885) at home. This is the last time we see her.

 

FANNIE PUTMAN  Gibson County

She is 51 TN born June 1859. She is Frances Goodridge, the widow of John M. Putman. At home still are John G. 22, born June 1878 and her daughter Linnie D. House 24 born May 1876. Linnie is either a widow or her marriage doesn't look too promising right now. I havenít found her yet in 1910, but in 1920 she and her son John are in Sapulpa, Creek County Oklahoma where she is a nurse at age 71.

 

ELIZA PUTNAM  Hawkins County

She is 21 TN born January 1879. She is living as a daughter with Lee Wise.

 

PERRY PUTNAM  Hawkins County

He is 26 VA born January 1874 living as a boarder with Samuel Edison.

 

CHRISTOPHER PUTNAM  Knox County

He is 25 TN, born November 1874 and living as a brother in law of William Newman. He is a son of Isaiah Porter Putnam from Massachusetts, and was here with his folks in 1880. His sister Elizabeth married William Newman. He will marry, go to Georgia briefly, be in Greene County Missouri in 1910, and then will be in Denver, Colorado in the 1920 census.

 

OTHO PUTNAM  Knox County

William C.'s son is 22 TN, Tennie 23 TN, Robert 6 TN, Neslene 7 months. Also there is Jennie's sister Lula Dixon 14 TN. Otho's dad is from Illinois. They are here through 1930 at least.

 

WILLIAM C. PUTNAM  Knox County

He is still around. He is 56 IL MI MI, born May 1844, Jessie Talulah Dodge is 50 GA born December 1849, Edward D. is 26 TN born here in December 1873. Jessie's mother, Catherine Dodge 81 NY is living with them. He is a son of Azro Carleton Putnam and his first wife Mary Ann Ford from New Hampshire. He was born in LaSalle County Illinois in 1844 and was there in 1850 and 1860. His dad was a physician in the Union Army and after it was over married Harriet Glenn in Knoxville on August 23, 1866. They then headed out to California and looks like Willie decided to just hang around here.

 

GEORGE W. PUTMAN  Lake County

He is 31 TN born in January 1869 and his wife Sarah Miller is 17 IL. He is a son of John Putman and his wife Nancy Vaughn.

 

NONNIE PUTMAN  Maury County

She is 17 TN, born in February 1883. She is a companion of Annie Goldway.

 

JOHN F. PUTMAN  McNairy County

He and Martha (Lain) are still here. He is now 58 TN, born August 1841 and she is 56 TN. Louella 26, Thomas Franklin 17 (born October 31, 1882) and Martin Ernest 13 (born January 21, 1887) are at home. He is a son of Martin and Juda Putman.

 

WILLIAM HARRISON PUTMAN  McNairy County

He is the eldest son of the above John Putman. William is 32 TN, born October 1867 and his wife Dina Clay is 27 VA. They have Everett C. 6, Elsie 4.

 

FLEMMING PUTMAN  Moore County

Another son of Wilson and Rebecca Flemming Putman. He is 68 AL and his second wife Mary Kitchner is 68. He has three grand children at home. William Marler 19, Zula Clark 18 and Marsh (?) Marler 18. His daughter Nancy C. Putman had married William J. Marler here on June 14, 1883.

 

HENRY R. PUTMAN  Perry County

This is old Henry Robertson Putman and Mary Daniel. He is now 63 TN born May 1837 and she is 49 TN born July 9, 1840 and will die here June 28, 1907. He was born May 19, 1837 and will die here September 1, 1906.

 

JESSE PUTMAN  Perry County

Most likely Henry's son. Jesse is 18 TN, born January 1882 and boarding near by.

 

DAVID PUTMAN  Rutherford County

He is 19 and single. He is a son of the J. W. Putman who was here in 1880. Dad died, but mom is nearby. He was born August 10, 1881.

 

HENRY PUTMAN  Rutherford County

He is another son of John W. Putman. He is 16 (born May 16, 1884) and living with his brother David at the home of George Wright.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Rutherford County

He is James William Putman, Jr., yet another of the kids of J. W. and Mary Putman. He is 21, born February 16, 1879. He along with his brothers David and Henry are living with George and Alice Wright. Alice is their sister.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Rutherford County

Molly Sanford is the widow of John W. Putman. She is now 47 and her sister Martha Sanford is still with them. Children at home are: Benjamin Henry 18, Ervin Thomas 17 (born February 12, 1883), Richard E. 13, Martha L. 7.

 

KATE PUTMAN  Rutherford County

She is Kate Tilford second wife and now the widow of Joseph Gordon Putman, son of Jahu Putman. They were married in Bedford County on September 20, 1883. Joseph died December 24, 1898 in Walter Hill, Rutherford County. She is 56 TN born May 2, 1844. Her grandson Lee Robertson 26 TN is living with her. There is also an Adalade Brown 60 TN living there as a servant as well. Kate will die here March 31, 1917

 

MARY PUTNAM  Shelby County

She is 29 TN boarding with James Batte.

 

JOHN PUTMAN  Williamson County

He is 62 AL, born December 1838 and his second wife Mary is 43. He married Mary C. Rummage in Marshall County on October 14, 1882. They have Andrew 17, Roxy 14, Janie 13, William E. 10, Robert E. Lee 7 (born October 10, 1893), Elizabeth 4 and a grandson Edward Warren 8 TN (who is a son of Nancy Putman and Jasper Warren. Nancy is John's daughter). John is the son of Morris and Nancy Putman from Jackson County Alabama. He had married Nancy S. Vaughn in 1859 in Franklin County Tennessee, and was in Williamson County Tennessee in 1870. Nancy died and he married Mary. I donít find either after this census.

 

WILLIAM J. PUTMAN  Williamson County

He is a son of David Vance Putman who was in the 1860 and 1880 census in Rutherford County. William is 42, born February 1858, Jessie B. (Jessie Angeline Battle) his wife is 33 TN, William David is 16 (born July 6, 1883), Anne 13 and Howard Jaythe 11 (born November 22, 1888). Jessie is his third wife. They were married here on October 31, 1895. He was first married to Sallie Hamlet on February 14, 1881 and then to her sister Drucilla Hamlet on May 8, 1886.

 

 

TENNESSEE 1910 CENSUS

 

GEORGE V. (VARNER) PUTMAN  Bledsoe County

Howard Mercer's son is 68 AL and still living with his sister, Mary Childress 65 AL.

 

JOHN H. (HOWARD) PUTMAN  Bledsoe County

James and Sarah's son is 40 TN, Vinnie Mae Blalock his wife is 33 and they have Marles (?) a daughter listed as 16. John wasn't married in 1900. He and Vinnie are here through the 1930. He is an attorney.

 

SARAH E. PUTMAN  Bledsoe County

James Monroe Putman's widow, Sarah Elizabeth Poe, is still here. She is 57, Winnie Samuel 25, Myrtle C. 22. Her daughter Mary H. 38 has remarried and her second husband Elijah Patton 48 lives with them.

 

FRANK M. PUTMAN  Chester County

Francis Marion Putman is a son of Wilson and Susan Putman. He was here in 1900 and will be here in 1920. He is 61 AL, Matildy (Patterson) 54 AL, Jesse T. 29 AL and Euda C. 24 AL.

 

WILLIAM A. PUTMAN  Chester County

Martin and Juda's son. He is 60 TN, Jennie L. 35 KY. His sister, Alley 64 TN is with them. Didn't find them in 1880 or 1900, so don't know where they've been. He'll be here in 1920.

 

AGNES PUTNAM  Coffee County

She is a daughter of Waldo Washington Putnam. She is 42 MS, her sister Emma is 48 MS and Mom, Elizabeth Jane Smith 78 GA is with them.  W. W. himself died in 1864 shortly after returning from Mississippi. Agnes with soon go to Mississippi with her nephew Putnam Morrison and be there in Vicksburg in 1920 and in 1930.

 

DANIEL T. PUTMAN  Coffee County

Wilson Junior's son is 67 AL, Nancy Garland is 66 AL. At home is his daughter Mattie Hufstatler 35 and his son John Morgan and his family. See next listing.

 

JOHN MORGAN PUTMAN  Coffee County

Dan's son is 42 TN, Delia Martin 37 TN, Emma 12 GA, Paul David 10 GA and John Buford 8 GA. They were in Cobb County Georgia in 1900.

 

JOHN C. PUTMAN  Coffee County

He's still here at age 84 AL. The same daughters are still at home, Mary Lou 54 and Virginia 39. His son William C. 45 is now back at home. Don't find William in 1900 though.

 

JOHN H. PUTMAN  Crocket County

Again, no birth places listed. No clues. John is 67, Fern is 57.

 

JAMES H. PUTMAN  Davidson County

John and Nancy's son is still here. He is 44, Martha F. Lunn 43, Leon 16, Carol 13 and Clifford 11 are still at home. By 1930 they will be retired and living in Orange County Florida. Leon will be in North Carolina by then, and then in Florida by 1935 and for the rest of his life.

 

LON PUTMAN  Nashville, Davison County

He is 43 TN TN TN and his wife Nettie is 24 TN. They have been married 9 years and this is his second marriage. They have Lon Jr. 3 TN. He is a blacksmith. Alonzo is the son of David Vance and Mary Putman. He was born in Rutherford County. He went out to Illinois in the 1890s married Mamie Braswell from Michigan and had a son Stanley Jewell Putman there in 1894. In 1900 Mamie and Jewell were in St. Louis, and were still there through 1930. Guess Lon took off and came back home. Mamie said she was still married in 1900, but he had married Nettie back here in 1900. They are here in 1920 and then I canít find them in 1930 anywhere.

 

MATTIE PUTMAN  Dickson County

David Vance's widow Mattie Johnson is 40, Lela 17, Samuel 16, Annie 12, Ruth 10 and Minnie 8. She is widowed here in 1920.

 

JAMES H. PUTMAN  Dyer County

A son of Henderson G. Putman. He is 28, his sister Nina C. is 24, brother John C. 20 and sister Ruth D. 15.

 

WILLIAM THOMAS PUTMAN  Franklin County

He is a son of John Putman and Mary Jane Cochran from Jackson County Alabama. They will be back there by 1920 and remain there forever. William is 26 AL, Mamie Capp 28 AL, Oscar 2 AL and Charles W. 8 months old AL.

 

VERNON TAYLOR PUTMAN  Gibson County

He is a son of William Putman and Lucy Bledsoe. He is now 23, Bertha D. Walsmith 21, Carmackel is 2 and Walker C. (Clint) 1 month old. They were married here July 21, 1907. They are in Madison County in 1920.

 

WILLIAM N. PUTMAN  Gibson County

He is 59 TN TN TN. Sallie Ann May his wife is 30 KY. They have been married 1 year and say it is second marriage for both. Sallie must have married a Smith, as there are 3 Smith stepchildren living with them. Also there is a Wesley May 23 listed as a brother in law. This would be William Newton Putman. He was sent to prison in 1899 for killing a neighbor and I guess got released. The age is off a couple of years, but he is the only one that fits. His son Vernon lives next door. Lucy was here in 1900, but has probably remarried.

 

ROSCOE GEORGE PUTMAN  Hamilton County

He is a son of James Monroe Putman from Bledsoe County. He will be back there in 1920. He is 28 TN, Sallie E. Humphries 24 TN, Mildred W. 3 TN and Hazel C. 1 TN.

 

ELIZA JANE PUTNAM  Hawkins County

She is still here as a stepdaughter of Joshua Wise. She is listed as 28 TN, but from 1900 we see she was born in January 1879. I can't find her in 1880 so I have no clue as to her folks.

 

S. P. PUTMAN  Haywood County

He is 41, Cora 38, Julia 10, Wilma 8, Gladys 6. Again no birthplaces are listed, so no clues as to who they are.

 

EDWARD D. (DODGE) PUTNAM  Knoxville, Knox County

He is 37 TN born December 1873 in Knox County. His folks are with him. William C. Putnam is 66 IL and Jessie Tallulah Dodge is 59 GA. This family has been here since the 1860s. Edward in 1920 will be in Gibson County Indiana with a wife Willie who he will marry here in 1914. Then by 1930 they are in Selma, Alabama.

 

OTHO A. (AZRO) PUTNAM  Knoxville, Knox County

Another son of William Putnam from Illinois is now 36, Tennie 36, Robert A. 16, Nesline 10, William T. 7, Edna D. 5 and Iva 2 months. They are all here in 1920. According to his 1917-18 draft registration he was born here October 13, 1872. He was a foreman in a Railroad Machine Shop.

 

GEORGE W. (WASHINGTON) PUTMAN  Ridgely, Lake County

John and Nancy's son is still here. He is 41 TN, Sarah Miller 27 IL, Rae a daughter 6, George 4 (he was born January 3, 1906 and will die here October 15, 1910), and Pearl 3. George will die, and in 1920 Sarah will be remarried to W. G. Anderson and the kids will all be with her. George was a local sheriff and was shot in the line of duty in 1912. He is buried in the Horn Ridge Cemetery.

 

WORTH PUTMAN  Lincoln County

He is a hired hand age 35. In 1920 he lists TN as his birth place, it is. He was born here in Lincoln County Tennessee May 10, 1892. He is George Worth Putman son of George Lee Putman and grandson of Abraham Pinckney Putman of Georgia.

 

HENRY PUTMAN  Madison County

He is now 28 TN, Leavie Smith, his wife, 19 and Clara 5 months old. She is listed as MS, but is TN in 1920. She was born in Mississippi November 9, 1909 according to a descendant.

 

JOHN F. PUTMAN  McNairy County

Martin's son is still around, now at age 68, Martha Lain is 65 and only Ernest 22 is still at home.

 

HUBERT L. PUTMAN  Obion County

Henderson's son is 26, Ruth Pride 31 and they have a son, Coy 1. They will move to Fulton County Kentucky and be there in 1920 and 1930.

 

IRVIN T. PUTMAN  Rutherford County

Irvin Thomas is a son of John W. and is living next to his mother, Mary. He is 27 TN, Bernice 19 TN and they have Sanford J. 1 TN.

 

KITTIE PUTNAM  Rutherford County

Kate Tilford is Josephís widow. She was here in 1900, and the age now reads the same as 1900, 56 years, so I guess she is now 66. Joseph died December 24, 1898 in Walter Hill, Rutherford County. She is with Samuel L. Robertson as a grandmother. In 1900, she had Lee Robertson with her and I guess it is the same fella. Kate was born May 2, 1844, and will be here until she dies March 31, 1917.

 

MARY PUTMAN  Rutherford County

John W.'s widow is still here at age 56. Her children Benjamin H. 29 and Martha L. 17 are also there is her sister Martha Sanford 63.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Rutherford County

He is John W's son, and he and his two brothers are all still living together. He is 31, David Vance 25 and Henry 22.

 

FRANKLIN PUTMAN  Sequatchie County

Mary Putmanís son from Bledsoe County. He is now 43 TN, Mintie  (Ariminta Childers) his wife 37 TN, Della 19, Andrew 17, Floyd 13, Kenneth 11, Ray 7 and Blanche 5. All born in Tennessee. In 1920 and 1930 they are in Marion County.

 

GUS M. PUTMAN  District 3, Unicoi County

He is Augustus Merriman Putman, son of James Webster Putman and Martha Reed of Mitchell County North Carolina. He is 45 NC, Julia Ann Miller, his wife, is 34 NC and the children are Frank 17, Ellen 16, Sallie 11, James Webster 5 and Fred William 5, twins. No birthplaces are listed for the children, but all were born in Mitchell County. They are here in 1920. By 1930 Gus is by himself and living with his son Webb and that family. He lists himself as married. Julia has to be around though, as his obituary in Michigan in 1941 says she was with him. The son Frank will marry Eliza Horton and they are in Lenawee County Michigan in 1930. Ellen will marry Jesse Jarrett in a year and they will go out to Michigan, but she and their 4 kids are back here in 1920.

 

MILO LEE PUTMAN  Erwin, Unicoi County

Druary Alston's son from North Carolina. He was in Virginia in 1900. He is 41 NC, Louisa Nowell 31 NC and Florence is 15. They are here in 1920.

 

JIM PEEL PUTMAN  Wayne County

He is 26 but no birthplace listed. He is living with William Pullen. Also there is a Mary Putman, 25, who is his wife, and a son Ralph 4. He is a son of Miles Richard Putman and Susan Jane Sledge from Lauderdale County Alabama. He is a Methodist Minister and will be around through the 1930 in Smith County.

 

JOHN D. PUTMAN  White County

This whole family has no birthplaces registered, so I can't even guess at who they are. John is 24, Gusta E. is 22, Edgar E. 2, Chastity 3 months and his brother Winstead Putman is 15 and with them.

 

WILLIAM PUTMAN  Williamson County

David's son is still around. He is 51 TN, Jessie Battle 42 TN, Howard Jaythe 22. A niece, Jessie M. Hatcher 20 is with them as well. He is widowed here in 1920 and will be living with Howard in 1930 and 1940.

 

THULIA PUTNAM  District 17, Wilson County

She is 21 TN and widowed with a daughter Livinia 3 TN. They live with her widowed mother Laura Williams. This is a Black family.