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John Putnam

Birthplace: Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Salem Village, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Cause of death: suddenly, between prayers and bedtime
Immediate Family:

Son of John Putnam, Sr. and Priscilla Putnam
Husband of Rebecca Putnam and Hannah Putnam
Father of Priscilla Bailey; Rebecca Sheppard (Putnam); Capt. Jonathan Putnam; James Putnam; Hannah Browne and 4 others
Brother of Sarah Hutchinson; Elizabeth Putnam; Marie Williams; Lt. Thomas Putnam; Lt. Nathaniel Putnam, Sr., Deacon and 8 others

Occupation: farmer
Managed by: Christian Aaron PERKS
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About John Putnam



Capt. John Putnam, son of John and Priscilla Putnam, was born at Aston Abbotss, England, May 27, 1627; died at Salem Village, April 7, 1710. He married Rebecca Prince.

The heroes of the American Revolution and their descendants: Battle of Long ... By Henry Whittemore Pg.76,+1627&source=bl&ots=OPp-uvFaa1&sig=PndGMc5NoyYEa5vPlFYEHgz8nzU&hl=en&ei=cTlmTNnuB4nEsAPp8cztDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q=John%20Putnam%20May%2027%2C%201627&f=false


John Putnam was baptized May 27, 1627 died April 7, 1710 was the son of John Putnam (the immigrant) and Pricilla Gould.

Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal ..., Volume 2 By Ellery Bicknell Crane Pg.54,+1627&source=bl&ots=EbTkn9MfR-&sig=mLHEq9gEjDiLaDpDM2y6pkgBwsM&hl=en&ei=ZjRmTP-IBoiCsQPSq_TnDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBwQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=John%20Putnam%20May%2027%2C%201627&f=false


John Putnam, Capt. was baptized May 27, 1627 married September 3, 1652 Rebecca Prince. He was the son of John Putnam who died December 30, 1662 and Pricilla Deacon.

New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 1 By William Richard Cutter Pg.94,+1627&source=bl&ots=UzQf222v2x&sig=SRCtIxalNmVZe0JKaO8D2tEbTSU&hl=en&ei=uTJmTObAEIL4swOyh4DdDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CDEQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=John%20Putnam%20May%2027%2C%201627&f=false


John Putnam (known as John “the elder” in our

story) was born in 1579 in Aston Abbots in Bucks

County, England. Although the precise order of

events is not known, it appears that John’s eldest

son Thomas came to Massachusetts and lived for a

time in Lynn. Around 1640 John the elder and the

rest of his family settled in Salem Village just

outside Salem Town. The family consisted of John

(the elder) and his wife Priscilla, their three

daughters -- Elizabeth, Phoebe and Sara, and three

sons -- Thomas, Nathaniel, and “Captain” John (also

known as John Senior). By 1692 the family had

expanded such that there were 55 people in 12

household bearing the Putnam name (by this time

John “the elder” had died). Ten percent of the

people and ten percent of the households of Salem

Village were Putnams in 1692. In addition to these

Putnams, many of the daughters of the second and

third generation had married into other families in

the village.


A number of Sen. Kerry's direct ancestors resided in Salem and in Salem Village (later Danvers), Massachusetts, during the famous Witchcraft delusion of 1692. None of his direct ancestors played a significant role in the process, either as an accuser or a victim or a judge, though he is related to several of the participants. For example, one of the most powerful accusers was Ann Putnam (1679-1715), whose grandfather, Thomas Putnam, was a brother of John Putnam, number 1670 above. In addition, William Stoughton (1631-1701), Acting Governor of Massachusetts, was the "Chief Justice of Oyer and Terminer" during the witchcraft trials, and (because he permitted the introduction of "spectral evidence") is generally considered to be responsible for their cruelty. He was a brother of Rebecca Stoughton, number 919, above.


SOURCE: Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine, Volume 1

By George Thomas Little, Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs

Captain John second son and third child of John Putnam and Priscilla Gould Putnam was born at Aston Abbotts in May 1627 buried in Salem Village April 7 1710 He was admitted a freeman in 1665 served as a deputy to the general court in 1679 and was captain of a local militia company 1650 he married Rebecca Prince stepdaughter of John Gedney and sister of Prince of Salem Village Children Rebecca Sarah Priscilla Jonathan James Hannah Eleazer John Susanna and Ruth


ID: I1259

Name: JOHN Putnam

Surname: Putnam

Given Name: JOHN

NPFX: Captain

Sex: M

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John Putnam's Timeline

July 24, 1617
Ashton Abbots, Buckingham, Eng
July 24, 1617
Aston, Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England
July 24, 1617
Aston, Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England
May 27, 1627
Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England
May 27, 1627
Aston Abbots, Buckingham, Eng
May 27, 1627
Aston Abbots, Buckingham, Eng
May 27, 1627
Aston Abbots, Buckingham, Eng
May 27, 1627
Aston Abbots, Buckingham, Eng
May 27, 1627
May 27, 1627
Aston Abbotts, England