Hannah Putnam

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Putnam was born on 4 March 1787, in Monroe, Waldo, Maine, United States, her father, John Putnam, was 36 and her mother, Joanna Eames, was 35. She married David Stearns in 1804, in Monroe, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 18 February 1877, in Monroe, Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Bartlett Yard Cemetery, Monroe, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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David Stearns
Hannah Putnam
Marriage: 1804
Lucy Sterns
Silas Putnam Stearns
Israel P Stearns
Hulda M. Stearns
David Stearns Jr.
Maria Stearns
Isabel or Sibyl Stearns
Nathan Stearns

Sources (68)

  • Hannah Stearns in household of Gilbert Townsend, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hannah Stearns, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Hannah Putnam Stearns, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.


Historical Boundaries: 1800: Hancock, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Hancock, Maine, United States 1827: Waldo, Maine, United States


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Buckinghamshire): habitational name from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Putta, meaning ‘kite’ (the bird) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

History: John Putnam emigrated from England to Salem, MA, before 1641, and established a family that was still prominent in Massachusetts four generations later, including the revolutionary war soldier Israel Putnam (1718–90) and his cousin Rufus Putnam (1738–1824), also a soldier, one of the first settlers in OH.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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