Sarah Putnam

1779–about 1 November 1855 (Age 76)
Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Putnam was born in 1779, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Amos Putnam, was 49 and her mother, Sarah Swift, was 42. She married Ebenezer Bryant about 1799, in Massachusetts, United States. She died about 1 November 1855, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Bryant
Sarah Putnam
Marriage: about 1799

Spouse and Children

about 1799
Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Eliphal Putnam


    Lucretia Putnam


    Rebecca Putnam


    Paul Putnam


    Susanna Putnam


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World Events (7)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 4

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

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.

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.

Story Highlight

Amos and Sarah (Swift) Putnam Family, by Eben Putnam (1891)

"Amos Putnam, (Elisha, Edward, Thomas, John), born in Sutton, 22 July 1730; died there, 17 Sept. 1811; married 26 June 1760, Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Eliphal (Tilley) Swift, of Boston. Children, …

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