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John Flint Putnam, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Salem, , Essex, Massachusetts, USA,
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Nathaniel Deacon Putnam and Elizabeth Putnam
Husband of Hannah Putnam and Hannah Putnam
Father of Susanna Burton; Elizabeth Phelps; Samuel Putnam; Susannah Putnam; Rebecca Putnam and 14 others
Brother of Samuel Putnam; Nathaniel Putnam; Elizabeth Flint; Lt. Capt. Benjamin Putnam and Mary Tufts

Managed by: Joshua Putnam
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About John Flint Putnam, Sr.

Married: ABT 1690 in Salem Village, Mass Bay Colony (now Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, USA)

Children of John and Hannah:

Caleb Putnam b: 14 FEB 1693/94 in Salem Village, Mass Bay Colony (now Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, USA)

Mehitable Putnam b: 20 JUL 1695 in Salem Village, Mass Bay Colony (now Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, USA)

Miriam Putnam b: 9 FEB 1697/98 in Salem Village, Mass Bay Colony (now Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, USA)

Moses Putnam b: 29 MAY 1700 in Salem Village, Mass Bay Colony (now Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, USA)

Ruth Putnam b: 13 JUL 1703 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Hannah Putnam b: 7 MAY 1707 in Salem Village, Mass Bay Colony (now Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, USA)

-------------------- John Putnam's farm was in the part of Danvers west of Hathorne's hill near the log bridge across Ipswich river. The farm, or part of it, is now owned by George H. Peabody, Esq. In this immediate vicinity his cousins Deacon Edward and Sergeant Thomas Putnam, lived. John Putnam was known as "Carolina John," and as "John Putnam, junior." During the witchcraft excitement, he was constable, and, of course, must have taken a more or less active part in the proceedings. At one time, Mercy Lewis, one of the "afflicted girls" had been living in his house as a servant and in May, 1692, he testifies, apparently in good faith, as to a fit she had when bewithched. It was at a church meeting at his house in 1698 that several of the wronged members of the church again met with the majority and all agreed to live in "love together." This occured a week after the ordination of the Rev. Joseph Green.


Besides the office of constable, John Putnam was frequently tything man, surveyor of highways, especially towards Ipswich road, and was appointed to other minor positions.


In his will dated 30 Nov., 1721, he appoints Ebenezer and Thomas Putnam overseers ; mentions his wife Hannah, sons Samuel, Josiah, John, Joshua, Amos, his son Iassac Buxton ; daughters Priscilla, Abigail, Sarah and Rebecca Putnam, and Elisa Phelps. Proved 1 Oct., 1722.



      
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John Putnam's Timeline

1657
March 26, 1657
Salem, , Essex, Massachusetts, USA,
July 6, 1657
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
September 6, 1657
Salem, MA, USA
1667
May 14, 1667
Age 10
Salem, Essex, MA
May 14, 1667
Age 10
Salem, Mass Bay Colony
May 14, 1667
Age 10
Salem, Essex, Ma
1678
December 2, 1678
Age 21
Danvers,Essex,Massachusetts,USA
1679
August 22, 1679
Age 22
Salem, , Essex, Massachusetts, USA,
1680
September 26, 1680
Age 23
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1682
February 20, 1682
Age 24
Salem, , Essex, Massachusetts, USA,