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Thomas Putnam, III

Birthplace: Salem Village, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Salem Village, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Thos. Putnam, organized Salem Witch Trials and Ann Putnam, Sr.
Husband of Elizabeth Putnam (Whipple)
Father of Thomas Putnam, IV; Phineas Putnam; Matthew Putnam; Elizabeth Farrington (Putnam); Ebenezer Putnam and 8 others
Brother of Ann Putnam, Jr. ("Salem Witch Trial" accuser); Elizabeth Putnam; Ebenezer Putnam; Deliverance Putnam; Child Putnam and 6 others
Half brother of William Putnam; Experience Bailey and Henry Putnam

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About Thomas Putnam, III

Note by Robert Hanscom (a direct descendant of Thomas Putnam III) -- 9 May 2016:

Thomas Putnam III was born in Salem Village [now Danvers], MA, 9 Feb 1681, the second child of Thomas Putnam Jr. and Ann (Carr) Putnam. He was 11 years old when his sister, mother, and father became inextricably involved in the Salem witchcraft hysteria. Following the almost simultaneous deaths of his parents in 1699, he (age 18) and his sister Ann (age 20) took responsibility for the care and upbringing of their eight younger siblings, ages between 16 and 6 months. After Thomas married Elizabeth Whipple on 10 Apr 1705, his sister Ann took full responsibility for the younger siblings.

Thomas and Elizabeth (Whipple) Putnam lived in Salem Village all their lives. They produced 11 children born between the years of 1706 and 1729. Thomas and Elizabeth were admitted into the Salem Village church on 3 August 1712.

Thomas' will, dated 22 Mar 1754, does not name his wife, but leaves bequests to his four surviving children (seven had predeceased him): Elizabeth Farrington, Anna Gardner, Samuel Putnam, and Ruth Kimball.

Thomas Putnam III died in Salem Village about June 1757, age 76. His will was submitted to probate on 15 July 1757.


  • WHIPPLE, Elizabeth
  • b. 29 MAY 1687 Salem Village, Essex, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 10 APR 1705 Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
  • Spouse: PUTNAM, Thomas
  • b. 9 FEB 1680/1 Salem Village, Essex, Mass.
  • d. ABT 1757 Salem Village, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: PUTNAM, Thomas
  • Mother: CARR, Ann
  • Children:
    • PUTNAM, Thomas b. 1706 Danvers, Essex, Mass. d. BEF 1718 Danvers, Essex, Mass.
    • PUTNAM, Phineas b. 1708 Danvers, Essex, Mass.
    • PUTNAM, Matthew b. 1709 Danvers, Essex, Mass.
    • PUTNAM, Elizabeth
    • PUTNAM, Ebenezer b. JAN 1713/4 Danvers, Essex, Mass.
    • PUTNAM, Ann
    • PUTNAM, Thomas b. 1718 Danvers, Essex, Mass.
    • PUTNAM, Sarah b. 1720 Danvers, Essex, Mass.
    • PUTNAM, Samuel b. 1723 Danvers, Essex, Mass.
    • PUTNAM, Ruth
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Thomas Putnam, III's Timeline

February 9, 1681
Salem Village, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 8
Gloucester County, Virginia, United States
Age 18
August 25, 1706
Age 25
Salem Village (Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
April 4, 1708
Age 27
Salem Village (Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
February 10, 1709
Age 28
Salem Village (Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 28
July 6, 1712
Age 31
Salem Village (Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
January 17, 1714
Age 32
Salem Village (Danvers), Essex County, Massachusetts, United States