William L Putnam

1793–about 1838 (Age 45)
Fauquier, Virginia, United States

The Life of William L

When William L Putnam was born in 1793, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Darnell Putnam, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Ball, was 24. He married Pencynthia Celia Gill on 8 February 1817, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died about 1838, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 45.

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William L Putnam
Pencynthia Celia Gill
Marriage: 8 February 1817
Joseph William Putnam
William Robert Putnam
Charles Henry Putnam
Smith R. Putnam
Sarah E Putnam
Mary Jane Putnam
Lucinda Putnam

Spouse and Children

8 February 1817
Fauquier, Virginia, United States


    Joseph William Putnam


    William Robert Putnam


    Charles Henry Putnam


    Smith R. Putnam


    Sarah E Putnam


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 7

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 15

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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 (1)

  • William Putnum, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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