About Jacob Janse Putman
Jacobus (Johannes, Victor, Johannes) Jacobus J. Potman, or Putman, was baptized 3 March 1750 by a missionary of the New York Trinity Church.
Jacobus married Elizabeth McCarthy 27 May 1777 at the Dutch Reformed Church of Caughnawaga, Fonda, NY. They lived in Tribes Hill, NY, in the town of Amsterdam.
During the Revolution, Jacobus served in the 3rd. New York Regiment under Col. Frederick Fisher (New York in the Revolution).
Perhaps Jacobus attached the suffix "Jr" to his name, or later transcribers of the early census mistook "J." for a "Jr." Jacobus does not appear to be a Jr. but rather a son of John.
We also see the name Francis again in this family which seems to come from Jacob’s assumed mother, Elizabeth Franse Pruyn and from her father Franse Franse Pruyn.
The English form of Jacobus is James, and Jacobus Putman appears to have been enumerated in the 1810 NY Census Index as James Putman.
Jacobus Putman may have died between 1810 and 1820 in Tribes Hill, NY. Elizabeth died 29 July 1824. Children:
1. Victor. Victor was born 22 August 1778 and baptized 18 September 1778 at the Dutch Reformed church of Caughnawaga.
2. Josua. Joshua was born 29 February 1780 and baptized 14 March 1780 at the Reformed Dutch Church of Caughnawaga.
3. Annatje. Ann was born 27 September 1781 and baptized 7 November 1781 at the Dutch Reformed Church of German Flats, Herkimer Co., NY.
4. Frans. He was born 30 April 1785 and baptized 17 May 1785 at the Dutch Reformed Church of Caughnawaga.
5. Timothy. Timothy was baptized 3 June 1787 at the Dutch Reformed Church of Caughnawaga.
6. John. John was born about 1790.
7. Cathrina. She was baptized 27 April 1793 at Dutch Reformed Church of Caughnawaga