Sarah Putnam

Female6 January 1686–25 December 1727

Brief Life History of Sarah

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.

Photos and Memories (2)

Do you know Sarah? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Israel Hawthorne Porter
Sarah Putnam
Marriage: 12 September 1706
Ginger Porter
Sarah Porter
John Porter
Israel Putnam Porter
Elizabeth Putnam Porter
Anna Porter
Mary Porter

Sources (11)

  • Sarah in entry for Ginger Porter, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Sarah Putnam, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Sarah Putnam, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1706Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1692 · Salem Witch Trials

    Age 6

    In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials began when Betty Parris fell sick with an unknown illness. Her cousin Abigail William claimed that she was being made sick because of witchcraft. As other strange events began to happen more of the young ladies in the town started accussing more people. These people mainly consisted of people the young ladies did not like. By the time the hysteria ended over 200 people were accussed of being witches. Nineteen men and women were found guilty and hung.

    1727 · Crowninshield-Bentley House Built

    Age 41

    The Crowninshield-Bentley house was built in 1727 by ship captain John Caspar Crowninshield. His family occupied the house for generations until it was taken over by Revend Bentley.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

    Story Highlight

    Sarah Putnam, from Eben Putnam's history, Vol 1, p. 66

    "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: …

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.