Benazah Putnam

27 August 1725–
Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Benazah

When Benazah Putnam was born on 27 August 1725, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jepthah Putnam, was 26 and his mother, Ruth Fuller, was 19. He had at least 1 son with Sarah Fitts.

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Benazah Putnam
Sarah Fitts
Abijah Putnam

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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.

Story Highlight

Jeptha and Ruth (Fuller) Putnam Family, by Eben Putnam (1891)

From published history of the family (1891): "Jeptha Putnam, b. 24 August 1699; bapt. Salem Village, 25 August 1700." (Eben Putnam, History, Vol 1, p 70) "Jeptha, (Eleazer, John, John), born Salem Vi …

Sources (3)

  • Benajah Putnam in entry for Abijah Putnam, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Benaiah Putnam, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Benazah Putnam, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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