Israel Putnam E-Mail
Here are some of the letters we have received
at the Israel Putnam web site
First of all it's a GREAT site you have here! I
have a relative named Jonathan Shaw that joined
Putnam's company in 1758. His name appears on a
muster roll of Connecticut men in the French &
Indian War I found on Ancestry.com. Do you have any
orderlies or other materials I might use to find out
more particulars on Jonathan's time with Putnam?
I would like to thank you for the very informative
site you have on Isreal Putnam.
My son chose to do a report on Isreal Putnam for his
history class (8th Grade) when
studying the Revolutionary War. We went through
many search engines/web sites before
we were able to find your site. There is NOT a lot
of information out there on Putnam and
we would like to thank you for your dedication.
Sites we searched include britannica.com
pbs.org (liberty) columbia.edu/k12/history and we
finally found your web site when we
typed Isreal Putnam in the Prodigy search engine.
Thanks again! Karen (and Miles)
Great site on Old Put. When I was at Trinity College in Hartford, I
the head of the wooden carving of Old Put in the college chapel for
luck. Putnam, like so many of the other generals in the Revolutionary
(like Greene, Dan Morgan, Heath, Robert Howe, Knox, etc.) remain all
darker because Washington shines so bright. Your page serves as a
tribute to a worthy commander and Nutmeg State Legend.
Kevin Michael Derby
Israel Putnam's chiildren were:
Israel, Jr. June 8, 1740
Daniel March 10, 1742
Hannah August 25, 1744
Elizabeth March 20, 1747
Mehitable October 21, 1749
Mary May 10, 1753
Eunice January 10, 1756
Daniel November 18, 1759 (Born after the first Daniel died)
My name is Susan and my husband and I own and
Home-School Publishing. We sell to home schoolers
in America and Canada
and around the world. One of the things that we are
really trying to do
is reaquaint people with our great heritage
including people like Israel
Putnam. My children have read 2 or 3 books each on
this wonderful man,
but we cannot find any in print books to carry in
Do you know of any books that are in print that we
could carry in our
catalog, anything from K to 12th grade? All of the
books that we own
ourselves, except one book for adults, are out of
print. I have been
searching for any figures in the American Revolution
and have found some
good biographies, histories, and historical fiction,
but not nearly as
much as I would like to have. There is so much out
there on Egypt,
Rome, the middle Ages etc. but there is a great
shortage of books on
figures of the American Revolution and the signers
of the Declaration of
Independence and the Constitution..
If you know of any books that are available on
Israel Putnam, I would
greatly appreciate any help that you could give me.
Raised in Killingly, Connecticut, I have been
familiar with the name of
Israel Putnam all my life. I am glad to see that
"Old Put" has his own place
on the Internet to perpetuate the memory of this
Congratulations on a job well done!
John Durkee was an ancestor of mine. I have been> researching his life for many years and, still have> many sources to investigate. Do you have any> references to Durkee? My interest in Durkee goes> beyond the family. I am researching his> Regt.-Putnam's former 3rd Conn., and his> participation along side Putnam at Bunker Hill.> Durkee fought with Putnam throughout the French and> Indian War, were elected on the same "political> ticket" to the General Assembly, etc., etc.>
Israel Putnams daughters by wife Hannah Pope were:
hannah born 8/25/1744
married john dana 1764; elizabeth brn 3/20/1747 died
young; mehitable brn
3/21/1749 married capt. daniel tyler 1711; mary brn
5/10/1753 married samuel
waldo 1773; eunice brn 1/10/1756. major gen putnams
sons were israel,
david(died at 17), daniel,david, and peter schyler.
Israel putnam is my
great, grt, grt,grt,grt grandfather. I would
appreciate locating a poem by
arthur guiterman titled "death and general putnam"
It is in a book
published by e.p. dutton & co., inc. 1937 or 1939,
new york. also, those
interested in reasearching their putnam roots as
relates to gen putnam will
find a lot of information at the web site
www.familysearch.org. I hope this
is helpful to you. Sincerely j.Applegate, Tulsa,
Your site is interesting; I would have liked to have read the e-mail comments
but the yellow on white made it impossible. The Campus Martius museum is a
great place to visit in Marietta Ohio.
Yours, Rufus Putnam's great, great, great,great, great
I am the great, great, great granddaughter of General Israel Putnam on
father's side according to the information my grandfather related to me
I was about ten years old, vacationing at my grandparents residence in
I believe I'm a decendant of Gen. Putnam. My family records only show
4th Great Grandfsther - SIMEON BUMPUS married a daughter of Gen.
b. 31 Aug 1739 - Wareham, Lyme Co,
i'm trying to find some information about my grandmother,s family on my
father's side. her name was nellie putnam hand. her father was a doctor...
i've been told .
we are direct decendants of general putnam. her married name was
nellie putnam hand williamson... her husband was jasper williamson....they
lived in farmingdale new jersey after world war one... thats all i know
.... i would really love any information anyone might have. thank you
Great web site!
Here is a web site of 32,750 individuals of the Putman/Putnam
To locate Generaal Putnam on this web site, click on find, enter ISRAEL
Excellent page. I have been reading a lot about Gen. Israel Putnam lately and have found your page to be one of the best. Keep up the great work.
I'm making an inquiry ... on Nathan Putnam- a grandson of Israel's (b. approx 1789) and was named Postmaster in the town of Adams, Massachusetts in 1814- he is buried in a cemetery in North Adams... Do you have any
info or could you direct me to a Putnam geneology site?
Thanks for your attention (your site here is very good)-
It has been passed down over the years that my family is a direct
descendant of Israel Putnam. I am in the process of trying to substantiate
that fact but have not been successful. Do you have any suggestions or
other web sites that may be of assistance. Any help would be greatly
My great-grandfather Herbert Viele is the son of William Putnam
Viele born 28 Jan. 1821. William's mother , we have been told, was a
niece of Israel Putnam. Her name was Margaret (Ruth) Putnam. The two
buckles from his boots were each made into a spoons and my
great-grandfather received one spoon and his brother Charles received
the other spoon. The other brother Andrew received a very old coverlet
made of wool (home grown) which had been dyed, carded, and woven by the
Putnam family. This story has been in our family for generations, but
we cannot find a genealogy record for Israel Putnam.
The following is the direct Putnam line of great grandpa Viele's
mother, Margaret Putnam and sometimes Putman as the name goes back:
Hendrick Putnam b. 1761 and Mariah Quackenbush b.1762
Cornelius Putnam b.1724 and Elizabeth Pruyn b. 1724
Victoor Janse Putnam b. 1681 and Grietje Pieterse Mabie b. 1680
Jan or J pootman or Putman b.1645 and Cornelia Arentse Bradt b.1655
Rutger Putman b. 1597 and Joanna Vandenburgh b. 1597.
Johannes Putman b. 1566 and Matilda Meyer b. 1566.
Rutgerus Putman b. 1510 and Agnez Bosch b. 1510.
I would appreciate any help. Melinda
I read on Israel Putnam's home page that David Humphrey wrote Putnam's
My interest is in Humphrey, who was an ambassador to Spain and brought
merinos back to Connecticut. Have you any info on Humphrey?
I am a descendant of General Israel Putnam and I am interested to know what
he did after the Revolutionary War. My gg grandfather Sheppard Parkman
Smiley came to Australia in 1852.
Aside from Ethan Allen's capture of Fort Ticondaroga, (Without so much as
a shot fired), The second battle of the Revolutionary War was fought on
what is now the border of Revere and Chelsea MA. Since General Putnam
was a commander in what was the first multi or I guess one could say
(United) States' military action against the crown, I think more mention
and honor should be given those due both in the history books and your
webpage, considering the fact that we won the battle. What do you think?
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