John Gardner

16 February 1706–15 January 1784 (Age 77)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Gardner was born on 16 February 1706, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Captain John Gardner, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Weld, was 30. He married Elizabeth Putnam on 26 March 1730, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 15 January 1784, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States.

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John Gardner
Mary Peale
Marriage: 20 October 1773
Thomas Gardner Sr.
George W Gardner
Mary "Polly" Gardner
Isabella Gardner

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World Events (2)

1776 · Fort Lee Built
Age 70
Fort Lee was built in 1776. It is historic to the American Revolution but was also used during the War of 1812 and American Civil War. It is a unique design called earthwork meaning the fort is basically built out of a mound of dirt.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island
Age 70
On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Gardener .2 Probably a translated form of German Gärtner ( see Gartner ).

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

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Published history of William Putnam, by Eben Putnam, Volume 1

"William Putnam, b. 8 Feb. 1700; bapt. (North Parish, Danvers), 14 July 1700; m. 1723, Elizabeth Putnam." (Eben Putnam, History, Vol 1, p 50) "Elizabeth Putnam, b. 4 August 1700; bapt. Salem Village …

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  • Gardner, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Gardner, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Gardner, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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