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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 Putnam, Sr., Deacon and Elizabeth Putnam
Husband of Hannah Putnam
Father of Elizabeth Phelps; Samuel Putnam; Susanna Burton; Rebecca Putnam; John Putnam, II and 13 others
Brother of Samuel Putnam; Nathaniel Putnam; Elizabeth Flint; Lt. Capt. Benjamin Putnam and Mary Tufts

Occupation: Constable during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. And a primary accuser of many.
Managed by: Joshua Putnam
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About John Putnam

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.

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ma-putnam3.html "He and his first cousin, Edward Putnam, signed the complaint that put Rebecca Towne Nurse behind bars, as well as the complaint against four year-old Dorcas Good. Along with other members of his family he would also swear out complaints and testify against numerous other people including Martha Allen Carrier, Giles Corey, Bridget Bishop, Mary Easty, Sarah Cloyce, and many others. During the trial of Rebecca Nurse, Mary Easty , and Sarah Cloyce, he would give a deposition blaming the death of their eight week old child, who appeared to be having fits, on witchcraft. In the same deposition he would also say that he, too, had been afflicted and was taken by a strange type of fit. Later, when the whole witch affair was over, several of the wronged members of the church met at his home in 1698, where the majority agreed to live and "love together." This was just one week after the ordination of the Reverend Joseph Green. Putnam died in September, 1722 in Salem Village."



John Putnam III's Profile Family Tree & Genealogy Tools John Putnam III Born July 14, 1667 in Salem Village (Danvers), Essex, Massachusetts, USAmap Son of John Putnam Jr. and Rebecca (Prince) Putnam Brother of Rebecca (Putnam) Fuller, Sarah Putnam, Priscilla Putnam, Jonathan Putnam Sr., James Putnam, Hannah (Putnam) Brown, Eleazer Putnam, Susanna Putnam and Ruth Putnam [spouse(s) unknown] Father of Mehitable (Putnam) Pope, Miriam Putnam and Ruth (Putnam) Flint Died March 21, 1737 in Salem Village (Danvers), Essex, Massachusetts, USAmap

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Miriam Putnam's Profile Family Tree & Genealogy Tools Miriam Putnam Born February 9, 1698 in Salem Village (Danvers), Essex, Massachusetts, USAmap Daughter of John Putnam III and [mother unknown] Sister of Mehitable (Putnam) Pope and Ruth (Putnam) Flint Wife of Stephen Putnam — married May 20, 1718 in Salem Village (Danvers), Essex, Massachusetts, USAmap Mother of Phineas Putnam and Hannah Putnam Died 1772 in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, USAmap Profile managers: John Putnam private message [send private message] and Lee Fay private message [send private message] Last modified 27 April 2014.

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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
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,