When Sarah Putnam was born on 6 January 1686, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, James Putnam, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Brocklebank, was 21. She married Israel Hawthorne Porter on 12 September 1706, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 25 December 1727, in her hometown, at the age of 41.
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.
"Sarah Putnam, b. 6 Jan. 1686; bapt. at Salem Village, June 1686; m. 12 Sept. 1706, Israel, son of Israel and Elizabeth (Hathorne) Porter of the Village, b. there, 4 April 1686. Their children were: …
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