Lucy Alida Putnam

1 October 1819–28 January 1844 (Age 24)
North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Lucy Alida

When Lucy Alida Putnam was born on 1 October 1819, in North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathan Putnam, was 32 and her mother, Maria Knight, was 17. She married Mortimer Wadhams about 1837, in North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 28 January 1844, at the age of 24, and was buried in Pittsford, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mortimer Wadhams
Lucy Alida Putnam
Marriage: about 1837
Charles Putnam Wadhams
Stella Alida Wadhams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1837North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (5)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 2
    Monroe County was formed from parts of Genesee and Ontario counties in 1821.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 8
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    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’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Nathan and Maria (Knight) Putnam Family, by Eben Putnam

    From the History of the Putnam Family in England and America: "Nathan, (Peter Schuyler, Gen. Israel, Joseph, Thomas, John), born in Brooklyn, Ct., 22 Aug. 1787; died in North Adams, 3 Dec. 1841; marri …

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    • Lucy Alida Putnam Wadhams, "Find A Grave Index"

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