Amos Putnam

15 April 1808–11 March 1889 (Age 80)
Andover, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Putnam was born on 15 April 1808, in Andover, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Jonathan Putnam, was 37 and his mother, Abigail Burton, was 35. He married Frances Otto on 27 February 1843, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He died on 11 March 1889, in Vernon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Bend, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States.

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Amos Putnam
Frances Otto
Marriage: 27 February 1843

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    Frances Otto


27 February 1843
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: 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’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Amos Putmann, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amos Putnam, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amos Putnam, "United States Census, 1860"

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