Peter Putnam

14 May 1757–22 November 1827 (Age 70)
Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Putnam was born on 14 May 1757, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Edward Putnam, was 45 and his mother, Ruth Fuller, was 41. He married Sarah Marble on 1 October 1782, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 22 November 1827, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Putnam
Sarah Marble
Marriage: 1 October 1782
Sally Putnam
Capt. Peter Putnam
Fanny Putnam
Persis Putnam

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1782Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 19
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 19
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 37
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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

    Edward and Ruth (Fuller) Putnam Family, by Eben Putnam

    From the History of the Putnam Family in England and America (1891): "Edward Putnam, (Edward, Edward, Thomas, John), born 25 June 1711; baptized in Salem Village, 30 June, 1711; died in Sutton, 17 Feb …

    Sources (23)

    • Peter Putnam, "United States Census, 1790"
    • Peter Putnam in entry for Fanny Waters, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Peter Putnam, "United States Census, 1800"

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