Mary Ann Putnam

18 April 1823–22 May 1853 (Age 30)
Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Putnam was born on 18 April 1823, in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Ephraim Putnam, was 37 and her mother, Esther Pearson, was 31. She married John Fletcher on 22 November 1850, in Greenfield, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 22 May 1853, at the age of 30.

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John Fletcher
Mary Ann Putnam
Marriage: 22 November 1850
Vilana A Fletcher

Spouse and Children

    John Fletcher



22 November 1850
Greenfield, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


    Vilana A Fletcher


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World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 9

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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 (3)

  • Mary A Putnam in household of Ephriam Putnam, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary F. Putnam in entry for James F. Clark and Vilana Ann Fletcher, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Mary Ann Putnam, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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