|THE Seip Descendants
|The Hadley Descendants|
|Descendants of Jonathan J. Putman|
|Generation No. 1|
|1. JONATHAN J.1PUTMAN was born November 29, 1835 in Indiana. He married ELIZABETH J COULSON August 11, 1859 in Linn County,Missouri.|
|Child of Jonathan Putman and Elizabeth Coulson is:
WILLIAM JEE2 PUTMAN, b. January 1862; d. March 14, 1930, Helper, Carbon County,Utah..
|Generation No. 2|
|2.WILLIAM JEE2PUTMANwas born January 1862, and died March 14, 1930 in Helper, Carbon County,Utah.. He married LULA M. SHAW May 24, 1905 in Salt Lake City, Utah.|
|Child of William Putman and Lula Shaw is:
ROLLO LINCOLN3 PUTMAN, b. May 05, 1910, Salt Lake City, Utah.
|Generation No. 3|
|3.ROLLO LINCOLN PUTMANwas born May 05, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married (1) LUCY HANNAH HOPPER 1926, daughter of John Hopper and Ruby Leek.HE Divorce Lucy in 1929 then married RUBY FERN RYAN December 20, 1929.|
|Child of Rollo Putman and Lucy Hopper is:
MARY LUCIELLE PUTMAN4 JONES, b. , 1927, Soldier Summit, Utah.
|Jonathan J. Putman|
|Jonathan was born in Indiana on November 29, 1835. He married Elizabeth J. Coulson on August 11, 1859 in Linn County, Missouri. He served in the Civil War. They were in the 1870 census of Linn County, Missouri. In 1880, they were in Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado. In 1900, Elizabeth was a widow and had two grandchildren, which must have been children of her son William and his first wife.|
|Based on census data, the children were:|
|WILLIAM LEE PUTMAN born in January 1862. He is with his parents in Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado. William became a Mormon and as near as can be figured, had three wives. He went to Utah and married his first w|
This section of the Putman History cover the various early Putman families of colonial Virginia during the roughly two hundred fifty years from the time Thomas Putnam arrived in Virginia through the time of the American Revolution, the Civil War and the rest of the 1800s. I have tried to track the descent from Thomas Putman who arrived in Virginia in 1648 down through his descendents that lived in Virginia.
This section will cover the lives and families of other branches of the Putman family in Virginia during the 1700s and 1800s.
While we, of course, feel we are invincible, it was quite possible that some of these lines died out due to the sons being killed in the various colonial wars and the American Revolutionary War or simply due to illness. While there are records of several Putmans fighting in the Revolution, there is only proof that one, Randel Putman of North Carolina, was killed in fighting. Perhaps there were others and that is the reason we simply lost track of them.
After the Revolution, English Putnams from New England, German Putmans from Maryland and Dutch Putmans from New York came to Virginia. I try to trace these families as well, primarily to sort them out from our family.
Also keep in mind that before the American Revolution all of what is now Kentucky and West Virginia were all part of Virginia. Kentucky was not formed until 1792 and West Virginia was formed in 1863 when that part of Virginia refused to join the Confederacy.
This history begins in Virginia with the English immigrant, Thomas Putnam.
THOMAS PUTNAM SENIOR
Thomas Putnam was baptized on December 3, 1623 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England. His father was William Putnam and his mother was Jane Salter or Slater. In the early 1640s, he married his wife Dorothy. We do not know Dorothy's maiden name, but we can assume she was from the same area in England.
There was a period of unrest and rebellion going on in England in the mid 1640s, and many people chose the opportunity being offered in the American colonies to escape persecution. It seems Thomas Putnam also chose this route. He took his family and left England in early December of 1647 and sailed on the ship Increase for America.
He became ill aboard ship, and on December 29, 1647, wrote his will in the event he did not live to see his new home. This will, a transcript of which is in the addendum, gives us the facts that his father was William Putnam and that his father was still living in Chesham Parish in England. It also is the document that records the names of his wife and son.
Thomas did, however, make it through the voyage. Thomas Putnam's family arrived in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia in early January, 1648 where they settled in Kingston Parish in Gloucester County, in an area which is now in Mathews County.
In a book, RECORDS OF COLONIAL GLOUCESTER COUNTY, by Mason, on page 68
there is listed a land transaction whereby John Smyth received 300 acres lying within Horn Harbour Creek on August 13, 1650 as a headright for transporting Thomas Purner Senior, Dorothy his wife and Thomas Purner Junior among others. This is also listed in the book CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS on page 194. John Smith was granted this headright for transporting these people to America.
It is most people's opinion, including mine, that the Purners were the Putnam family, spelled wrongly or misread when transcribed from the original handwritten document to the official ledgers. This was very common in those times. This would indicate that Thomas Putnam did not die aboard ship and arrived in Virginia with his family and was still living in 1650.
According to the elder Thomas Putnam's will, young Thomas was an only child. Since it appears the father lived for a few years after arriving, there may have been another child, but I can find no records of such. The will was never revised to include new children.
The next date we find is 1659 when Thomas (2nd) is found in Kingston Parish with his mother, Dorothy, who had remarried to this John Smyth. John Smyth had returned to England with the original will of Thomas Putnam Senior, and this will was probated on May 20, 1659. We can assume that Thomas Putman died sometime during the early 1650s in Virginia, but I do not have a firm date.
THOMAS PUTNAM II
Thomas Putman the second was born in Buckinghamshire, England probably in the mid 1640s as it would seem he was a still a child as he is indicated as still living with his mother and step father in 1659.
Thomas Putnam (2nd) appears in Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia records under various spellings; Putnam, Puttman, Pitman and Putman, and is listed at various times through 1700 as being in this area.
Thomas Junior married, but to whom is unknown. Again, a guess would place his marriage sometime in the 1660s.
Thomas Putnam received a colonial land grant for 330 acres in Gloucester County, Virginia. This land was patented on April 19, 1662 and the grant was issued on October 23, 1673. A copy of this grant is contained in the addendum. The Mathews County Historical Society (the land is now part of Mathews County) advised me that this land on the Narrows of Milford Haven was the scene of the Battle of Gwynn's Island on July 9, 1776.
The Putnam family seems to have remained in the coastal portion of Virginia for the next two generations. Putnam lands are found in Kingston Parish, which at that time was included in Gloucester County, and later in Mathews County, Virginia.
Mention of these lands, some 300 acres, is found in the 1704 and 1705 rent rolls of Kingston Parish and was still in the possession of Thomas Putnam who would have been in his sixties at the time. Probably they were in the hands of his son Thomas as the mention is simply of a Thomas Putnam.
It would seem that Thomas Putnam had at least one son, Thomas (3rd) Putnam.
Thomas Russell Putman, in his Family History, felt that Thomas Junior also had a son named William and that it was William that fathered the next generation. I, however, can find no references to a William Putnam/Putman during the late 1600s.
Thomas Putnam 2nd probably died sometime around 1700, but there is no record of this event that remains.
THOMAS PUTMAN III
The spelling of the family name now seems to change to Putman with this Thomas and it is to remain that way after 1700. Throughout the last half of the 1600s there are constant references to Thomas Putman. I feel they are referring to two separate Thomases, father and son. The next generations were born in the late 1690s and early 1700s. At that time Thomas Putman 2nd would have been in his fifties and simply too old to father them, therefore there must have been a Thomas Putman 3rd.
Thomas Putman was probably born around 1665 to 1670 while his father was in his late twenties. This third Thomas was born in Kingston Parish in Gloucester County, Virginia.
In 1693, Thomas Puttman was deeded lands in Kingston Parish and he appears there on the Rent Rolls in 1704 and 1705 with 300 acres. He was listed as Thomas Pitman in the 1705 listing.
Once again there is no mention of his wife by name. He obviously married as a new generation began to appear in the area. In my opinion, he was the only Putman in Gloucester County at the time.
There is a reference to an ELIZABETH PUTMAN being granted lands in Prince George County, Virginia in 1706. Prince George County is just south of Gloucester County across the James River. I have no idea who she is, but she would be in this generation of Putmans, and quite possibly Thomas' wife. If this is indeed the case, then Thomas Putman 3rd died in 1705 and Elizabeth took the grant in her name. Not certain at all though.
The next generation seems to be that of Henry, Zachariah and another Thomas (the 4th). These men would have been born in the 1690s to early 1700s. Since all references from 1650 to 1705 are simply to a Thomas Putnam and Thomas Putman, I am assuming that they refer to two Thomas Putnams or Putmans, father and son. I feel that the later references are to the son who inherited his father's estate and lived on the same land.
There seem to have been four sons born to Thomas Putman. There were more than likely daughters as well, but records of females in colonial times are also virtually non-existent unless one can find a church record of a birth, a christening or a marriage. They simply disappeared into the husband's family.
The children of Thomas Putman 3rd were:
Zachariah Putman I
Zachariah Putman was born in Gloucester County, Virginia some time in the mid to late 1690s and appears to be the oldest son of Thomas 3rd. His life will be covered in the next section.
Zachariah I is pretty well documented and his line has been the easiest to track along.
His children would include THOMAS, MARY and ZACHARIAH 2nd and possible some other daughters.
Henry was born about 1700. We only have a few references to Henry Putman. These references come from the Vestry Book of Christ Church in neighboring Middlesex County, Virginia. The references are to baptisms of the children of Henry and Sarah Putman. One for a son, John, in 1723 and one for a daughter, Anne, in 1729. If you assume these were the only children, then Henry was probably married to Sarah in the early 1720s which would put his birth at about 1700.
There is a reference to a Henry Putman in the Kingston Parish Vestry Book in 1744. The Kingston Vestry Books One & Three exist, Book Two (1727-1739) is missing, so there are no records for this period remaining. I assume this is the same Henry, but there may have been two separate Henry Putmans. Again I just do not know.
Now come some guesses. By 1760 there was a family of Putmans in Fauquier County, Virginia. There, in the marriage records, we find a listing of Hezekiah Rhodes marrying Elizabeth Putman on January 28, 1765 and a record of John Rhodes marrying Nancy Putman on November 10, 1768. In going back into the Parish Register of Christ Church in Middlesex County, we find John
and Hezekiah Rhodes baptism records showing they were sons of William and Hannah Roads (spellings vary). As families seem to travel together to new lands, I feel it is a safe assumption that William and Hannah Rhodes, Henry and Sarah Putman, his brother William Putman and others moved to new lands in Fauquier County which was formed in 1759. After 1800 there is a very active and documented Putman family in Fauquier County that spread out into Warren County, Virginia and into West Virginia.
At the end of this section on Virginia Putmans, there is a history of the PUTMANS of FAUQUIER COUNTY. As I am not certain which children belonged to William and which to Henry, I am not specifically listing children here. I simply cannot make the right connections with the facts I have available to me at this time. I feel William Putnam was the head of the family in Fauquier County.
Children of Henry include JOHN born in 1723 and ANNE born in 1729. There may well be others, especially daughters.
Thomas Putman IV
The name of Thomas Putnam/Putman seems to remain a constant in the Kingston Parish Register through the late 1740s. I hope I am keeping track. I think there were four Thomas Putmans all told in Kingston Parish over the roughly hundred year period from 1650 to 1750.
Thomas Putnam/Putman, the spelling varies, is listed along with his wife from 1740 to 1744. In a listing for 1744, Thomas Putnam is mentioned as being the church sexton. I have no further information on this Thomas.
There are, however, several other families that came out of Virginia in the late 1700s.
There was a JOHN PUTMAN, born before 1755, who was in Accomack County on the Eastern Shore in the 1800 Census for Virginia. He had a son born about 1775-1784 (Josiah??).
A JOSIAH PUTMAN was received by the Springfield Quaker Meeting in Guilford County, North Carolina on April 5, 1794. He had come from a nearby Meeting in New Garden, also Guilford County. This should put his birth no earlier than the 1750s up to about 1775. I find nothing more on Josiah, but he was there nevertheless.
There was JEREMIAH PUTMAN born in the mid 1790s, whose wife Susan Dean was from Richmond County or possible from Richmond city.
Jeremiah and Susan took their family first to Guilford County, North Carolina in mid 1820s and from there went west to Jefferson County, Tennessee. It appears they were either Quakers or they followed the Quakers of the area as they migrated westward.
I am going to go with this family being a part of ours. No proof what so ever, but they just have to be or at least so in my mind. There were simply no other Putmans in the area.
This is what I think the family of Thomas Putnam IV most likely was:
JOHN PUTMAN born about 1750 and married with one son in his twenties in the 1800 Census. This son was possibly the Jeremiah Putman who married Susan Dean.
The next generation would include:
JOSIAH PUTMAN born about 1770 and moved to Guilford County, North Carolina by 1794. He most likely then went with so many other Quakers to Jefferson County, Tennessee.
NANCY PUTMAN who married Solomon Copeland in Guilford County, North Carolina on April 20, 1818.
ELIZABETH 'BETSY' PUTMAN who married James North in Guilford County on
February 15, 1822.
JENNY PUTMAN who married Hugh McCall in Guilford County on April 22, 1825.
JEREMIAH PUTMAN born in the 1790s. This makes him possibly a son of Josiah as would be too young to be a son of Thomas. He married Susannah Dean in Caswell County, North Carolina on April 4, 1823. What I can put together on this family is carried in much more detail in the section on TENNESSEE PUTMANS later in this history. He and his wife Susan had the following children:
Devales Putman born 1820. He married Elizabeth Ann Owen in Guilford County, North Carolina on May 26, 1847.
Jeremiah Putman born about 1822. He married Charlotte Fields in Guilford County on January 25, 1844. More on this family is in the section on MISSOURI PUTMANS.
William Putman born 1826. He married Anna Coffin in Guilford County, North Carolina on October 9, 1860. Anna and her family were Quakers and the records show she was disowned for marrying out of unity. After William died, she married again to a Quaker, Joseph Morris, and was restored in July of 1872.
Two Daughters born in the late 1820s.
Mary Ann Putman born in 1831.
There were mentions of a William Putman in the Kingston Parish Vestry Book in 1742 and again in 1743. Also in the same Vestry Book, there is a mention of Dorothy Putman marrying Abraham Crawley in 1753; Susannah Putman marrying William Harris in 1756; and Sukey Putman marrying Richard Dye in 1762. These all may have been children of William Putman or perhaps of Thomas Putman IV, or Henry, but I have no proof at all as to which or they may have been some of each one's kids.
The War Department in Washington shows that a William Putman served in the Revolutionary War as a Private in Captain Gustavus Brown Wallace's Company, 3rd Virginia Regiment, commanded by Colonel George Weedon. His name appears on Company pay records from October 8, 1776 to March 1, 1777.
This William was most likely a William Junior. The elder William would be well into his fifties by 1776. This William Putman Junior married Catherine Darnell in Fauquier County, Virginia. The next listing for a William Putman was when William married Pency Aly Gill in Fauquier County on February 8, 1817. But this was a third William, a son of Joseph Darnell Putman, son of William Putman Junior.
William Putman, in my opinion, was certainly the man whose children and grand children populated Fauquier County and then Warren County in northern Virginia. Maybe Henry was too, I am not certain about him.
More on William and all the guesswork about him comes a bit later in the part of this section on PUTMANS IN FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
ZACHARIAH PUTMAN I
Zachariah Putman was born in Gloucester County, Virginia some time around 1690 and appears to be the oldest son of Thomas Putnam (III).
He was married, probably in Gloucester or Essex County, but I have no information on his marriage at all. He had at least three children: Zachariah II, Thomas and Mary. There may have been others, but I am not certain at this time.
On July 15, 1717, a Zachariah Putnam of Kingston Parish purchased 140 acres in adjoining St. Anne's Parish in what is now Essex County, Virginia from Abraham Marchant also of Kingston Parish.
Zachariah Putman died in Essex County, Virginia in late 1748. His will dated November 20, 1748 was proved in January 1749, and listed as the only legatee, Mary Putman, a daughter I believe. A transcript of this will is to be found in the addendum of this history.
This Zachariah Putman was the elder of two Zachariah Putmans found in Virginia about the same time. I have noticed that it was generally the younger generations that moved westward. This Zachariah remained in Essex County near the coast and died there.
There was a son, Zachariah Putman II, who moved with Thomas Putman, who I feel was his brother, in the mid 1730s to Culpeper County in the middle of Virginia. I think that the Mary mentioned in the elder Zachariah's will was a sister of theirs who remained with her father and looked after him after her mother died.
Again, this is a certain amount of guesswork being used in order to try to fit the facts into some sort of order.
At any rate, we will now go on to the next generation. The following are the children of Zachariah Putman that I know about: Zachariah Putman II and Thomas Putman.
Zachariah Putman II
Zachariah Putman was born in Essex County, Virginia around 1715 and died in Culpeper County, Virginia in 1753. Zachariah remained in Virginia all his life. His four sons spread into Kentucky and South Carolina. His life is covered in the next section.
Thomas Putman was born in Virginia in about 1720 and moved to North Carolina. He died in South Carolina shortly after 1800. One of his sons remained in North Carolina, two went to South Carolina. His life is covered in the NORTH CAROLINA PUTMANS Section.
Mary appears to be a spinster daughter that remained with her father after he lost his wife. After Zachariah, her father, died she moved to be with her two brothers in Culpeper County. She was living there and was mentioned in her brother Zachariah's will in 1753. I am not certain what happened to her after that. She most likely remained with Margaret to help raise the four children.
ZACHARIAH PUTMAN II
Zachariah II was born most likely in Essex County, Virginia where his father died. He probably was born about 1715 to 1717. He married to a Margaret, whose last name is unknown, probably in the late 1730s to 1740 time period.
He moved along with his brother, Thomas, to middle Virginia and settled in St. Mark's Parish in Culpeper County. He is listed as a tithable in Orange County in 1736. Culpeper County was formed from Orange, and he is mentioned as being there as early as 1738. Therefore, he could have been married before he left Essex County or shortly after he arrived in Culpeper County. I do not know.
The younger Zachariah Putman and Thomas Putman both appear in St. Mark's Parish in Culpeper County, Virginia at the same time. Zachariah was discharged from paying the Parish levy in 1738 and Thomas paid a levy of 600 pounds of tobacco in 1739. It is uncertain whether these two were brothers and sons of Zachariah I. It is my feeling that they were.
Culpeper County was formed from Orange County in 1748. Prior to then, our lands were in Orange County. Orange County records turn up all sorts of names that play important roles in the Putman family. We find John BARNETT who I feel was the father of the wife of Thomas Putman of North Carolina. We also find John SKILTONE (SKELTON) who was probably the father of William Skelton. William's daughter, Prudence, married Daniel Putman in South Carolina. We find John BOND whose family went with Thomas Putman's family to South Carolina and lived next to them. The same is true of Richard HALCOM (HOLCOMBE) who was the father of John Holcombe who also went to South Carolina. We find Ezekiah ROADES (RHODES) who later married Elizabeth Putman in adjoining Fauquier County. Members of the HEAD and BURTON families of South Carolina were also there in the 1730s. The area just teems with Putmans and Putman related history. Anyway....
Zachariah Putman received a land grant in 1750 for lands in Goochland County, Virginia. It does not appear that he ever moved to that land as I can find no records there and when he died, he left his will where he was living in Culpeper County.
The younger Zachariah Putman, spelling now firmly Putman, died in Culpeper County, Virginia in 1753. In this will, Zachariah listed his wife Margaret and his four sons; John, Daniel, James and Henry. He also made minor bequests to Mary Putman and Thomas Putman and stipulated all his children do for themselves at age 16. This would indicate that these four children were all young or at least under the age of sixteen.
Most wills that I have seen from this time period state that the writer was old and weak. This will states he was very sick. It is my opinion that he was still a young man at the time, still in his late thirties. The Mary and Thomas mentioned in his will were, again in my opinion, probably his brother and sister. The Mary probably being the same one mentioned in the Will of the elder Zachariah and the Thomas being the Thomas who went to Culpeper with him.
Transcripts of the wills of both Zachariah Putmans are found in the addendum.
The children of Zachariah Putman II were Henry, Daniel, James and John Putman. There were also probably daughters, but no record of them remains that I have seen.
James was born in 1743 in Culpeper County, Virginia. He married Joice, his wife, sometime around the early 1760s, and probably in North Carolina. He was in Granville County in 1753, probably coming with his Uncle Thomas. He and his family moved to South Carolina in the 1770s. He remained there and raised his family until his death in late December 1811.
The children of James and Joice Putman were:
WILLIAM PUTMAN born about 1768 and married Mary Mitchell.
JOSEPH PUTMAN born about 1769 and married Milly Wilson.
JESSE PUTMAN born about 1770.
JAMES PUTMAN born about 1775.
JABEL PUTMAN born about 1778, his wife was Nancy.
ABEL PUTMAN born about 1778 or 1779 and married to Millie Barnet.
AMOS PUTMAN born about 1780 or 1781 and married to Maryann Heaton.
DANIEL PUTMAN born about 1783.
ELIZABETH PUTMAN married Hezekiah Ray.
NANCY PUTMAN married John Lawson.
James Putman's life, and his children are in the SOUTH CAROLINA PUTMANS Section.
Henry Putman was born about 1747 in Culpeper County, Virginia. Sometime in the early 1770s, he married Elizabeth Kendrick. She was a daughter of Jacob Kendrick from Caroline County, Virginia and then Culpeper County.
Henry served in the Revolution, and after the war, moved his family to Mason County in Kentucky. He died there in 1825.
His children were:
MARGARET PUTMAN born in about 1776 and married Richard Botts.
SARAH PUTMAN born in about 1778 and married Joseph Grover.
CATHERINE PUTMAN married Walter Davis.
MARY PUTMAN married Clark Sanders. She may also have married Charles Long in 1807.
ANNA PUTMAN married Reverend William Harper.
JAMES PUTMAN born about 1780 and married Elizabeth Kendrick.
WILLIAM PUTMAN born October 6, 1797 and married Elizabeth Bromley.
JOHN PUTMAN born about 1775 and married Mary Long.
THOMAS PUTMAN born about 1790 and married Nancy Grover.
DANIEL KENDRICK PUTMAN born in 1783 and married Anne Grover.
Henry Putman's life, and the lives of his children are contained in the KENTUCKY PUTMANS Section of this work.
Daniel Putman was born in Culpeper County, Virginia in 1745. After serving in the Culpeper Militia during the Revolution, he moved with his wife Sarah Kendrick, another daughter of Jacob Kendrick, and their family to the Abbeville section of South Carolina. He died there in 1822.
The children of Daniel and Sarah Putman were:
FRANCES PUTMAN born in 1766 and married John McDonald.
ELIZABETH PUTMAN born in 1768 and married James Hughes.
WILLIAM PUTMAN born in 1767 and married Dulcybella Watkins.
MARY PUTMAN born in 1772.
MILLY PUTMAN born in 1774 and married George Spruil.
ZACHARIAH PUTMAN born in 1775 and married Winifred Collins.
MARGARET PUTMAN born in 1780 and married Presley Owens.
JAMES PUTMAN born in 1782 and married Elizabeth Johnson.
JOHN PUTMAN born 1783 and married Mary Garrett.
SARAH PUTMAN born in 1786 and married William Cross.
NANCY PUTMAN born in 1788 and married Aaron Moore.
LUCY PUTMAN born in 1791 and married Jonathan Jones.
Daniel Putman's life and his family's lives are covered in the SOUTH CAROLINA PUTMANS Section of this work.
John Putman was the eldest son of Zachariah. He was born about 1738 or 1740 in Virginia. He was born just as the family arrived in Culpeper County, or possibly in Middlesex County just before they left for middle Virginia. I have no clue as to which.
John Putman is the one son that I am not too certain about. Thomas Russell Putman felt that John went with his brother to Kentucky.
There is no mention of a John Putman in Culpeper County, Virginia after a 1762 listing in the Parish Register of Saint Marks Parish covering Orange and Culpeper Counties. Culpeper was formed out of Orange in 1748. It would appear that he either left or died.
There is a John Putman in the Hillsboro District of Randolph County, North Carolina that is first shown as being in the area in 1788. I think this is Zachariah's son John. If he was the youngest son, he would have been born about 1750 or so. This John appears again in the 1790 Census of Randolph County with his wife and a son under 16 and a daughter. He then drops out of sight.
It is felt that John returned to Culpeper County in the early 1790s and went with his brother Henry to Kentucky.
There is more on this John Putman contained in the KENTUCKY PUTMANS section of this family history. That section lists the only three children that I am fairly certain about:
FRANCES PUTMAN born about 1773 and married Henry Collins.
JAMES PUTMAN born about 1775 and married a Mary. He moved to Kentucky and then to Indiana.
JOHN PUTMAN JR. born about 1782. He moved, I think, to Kentucky and then onto St. Louis County, Missouri.
Then I find a BENJAMIN PUTMAN who pops up in Hamilton County, Ohio (just over the border from Kentucky) in the 1798 tax records, but not in the 1800 census. Then, in 1820 I find a REUBEN PUTMAN who may be his son who is in Hamilton County, Ohio in the 1820 census and in the 1840 census of Fountain County, Indiana along with his son, REUBEN PUTMAN, JR. I have no idea if they are connected to John Putman. They may be New Englanders.
Zachariah?s son Henry was the father of James Putman, coming up next.
Henry Putman was born in Culpeper County in about 1747. It seems that he was the second youngest son of Zachariah and Margaret Putman. He married Elizabeth Kendrick in Culpeper County probably in the early 1770s. He and his brother Daniel are listed in the Culpeper Militia rolls in 1781.
Earlier work by Thomas Russell Putman indicated that Elizabeth's maiden name was Kenton. However, Bill Putman of Houston found a document stating Henry's son Daniel K. Putman actually had Kendrick as his middle name. Further research shows the Kendricks and the Putmans had been friends and neighbors for generations. It is most likely Elizabeth's name was indeed Kendrick and the son, Daniel, had a middle name based on his mother's family. This has been borne out by a researcher of the Kendrick family. Elizabeth was a daughter of Jacob Kendrick from Caroline County, and then Culpeper County, Virginia.
This particular line is that of Thomas Russell Putman and William Munden Putman of Houston. Most of the following information is taken from their work.
During the latter part of the 1700s, Henry and Elizabeth raised a family of eleven children. In the late 1790s they sold their lands in Virginia and moved to Mason County, Kentucky. Thomas Putman states they left in 1794, but they do not appear on Tax Rolls in Kentucky until 1798.
Henry and his family acquired a fair amount of lands in Mason and Bracken Counties and there are numerous recorded deeds in those counties. Henry and John are listed on tax lists in the 1790s and others appear after 1800.
Henry Putman died in Mason County, Kentucky in 1825. According to Thomas Russell Putman, his will leaves his estate equally to all his children. William M. Putman has since advised me that Henry died intestate. His estate was divided equally among his children by the court. The list of their names was taken from a list from the estate papers. The Administrative Order is found in Book K, Page 237 of the Mason County Court Orders.
The following James Putman was the father of William who was the father of Jonathan who was the father of Rollo Putman.
James was born in Culpeper County, Virginia in about 1777 and went with his parents to Kentucky in the 1790s. He married Elizabeth Kendrick on August 29, 1799 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. She was a daughter of Benjamin Kendrick and Frances Corbin. They had three sons and four daughters.
They soon moved to Bracken County, Kentucky as William was born there in 1808. The family moved to Monroe County, Indiana in 1825.
In 1849, James by then a widower, moved to Brown County, Indiana and was living with the family of Bluford Reddick in the 1850 census at age 72. Bluford Reddick had married James' granddaughter Martha Ann Botts. He was living near Stephen Harper who was a son of William Harper and James' sister, Anna Putman.
He then moved back to Monroe County where he died in 1854. He wrote his will in Monroe County on December 17, 1851 and it was introduced in court on August 11, 1854. He died sometime in early August 1854.
The following is what I know about the children of James and Elizabeth Putman.
FRANCES PUTMAN was born about 1805. She married Benjamin Botts on July 25, 1819. He died intestate in 1833. She later married Alexander Cleveland in Monroe County, Indiana on March 28, 1835. After becoming a widow twice, she then married James Watson in Brown County, Indiana on November 25, 1851 at age 42. Benjamin and Frances Botts had these children:
Elizabeth Botts born in 1821. She married George Chambers in Monroe County, Indiana on November 21, 1836.
James Botts born February 16, 1823. He married Margaret Pursifull in Monroe County on June 1, 1845. He died September 13, 1908 in Clinton, Indiana.
Mary Botts born about 1825. She married Solomon Layman in Monroe County on July 1, 1844.
Lucy Ann Botts born October 18, 1827 and died January 7, 1908. She married John Robertson in Monroe County, Indiana on March 18, 1849.
Martha Ann Botts born about 1831. She married Bluford Reddick in Monroe County on December 5, 1846.
Benjamin Franklin Botts born in 1833 and died in 1908. He married Harriet Melissa Childers in Monroe County on July 15, 1855. Their children were: Alonzo Botts and Nola Canis Botts.
BENJAMIN PUTMAN was born in 1816. He moved to Indiana by 1825. Benjamin married Melvina Baker in Monroe County, Indiana on June 5, 1836. They then moved to Linn County, Missouri in 1850 where he died. They had nine children:
Mary L. Putman
More on his family is in the MISSOURI PUTMANS section.
WILLIAM PUTMAN was born on March 25, 1813 and married Sarah Head in Monroe County, Indiana on April 5, 1831 and they had ten children;
Frances Marion Putman
Mary Elizabeth Putman
A son who died as an infant.
William Putman moved to Montgomery County Indiana and then to Missouri. Sarah died in Linn County, Missouri in 1864. On February 28, 1865, he married a second time to Rachel, the widow of John Fisher. Rachel died in 1881 and he married a third time to Nancy Branch, widow of William Branch. William Putman died in Linn County, Missouri on July 3, 1887. More on this family is in the section on MISSOURI PUTMANS.
HENRY PUTMAN was born about 1810 in Bracken County, Kentucky and he married Agnes Ann W. James in Bracken County, Kentucky on August 30, 1828. Henry died in Monroe County, Indiana in about 1847. Agnes later married Stockton Lundy on January 18, 1848. Henry had five daughters:
Elizabeth Mary Putman
More on this family is in the section on INDIANA PUTMANS.
LUCINDA PUTMAN married Joseph Houston on March 7, 1827.
POLLY PUTMAN married Jesse Runnels on August 18, 1830.
ELIZABETH PUTMAN married Calvin Percefield May 12, 1841.