The following is a partial genealogy starting with Israel Putnams' great grandfather and running down to myself as provided to me by my great grandmother Georgiana Putnam Drake.
John Putnam, 1580-1662,Bucks England to Salem 1640
Thomas Putnam, 1614-1686
Joseph Putnam, 1669-1724
(General) Israel Putnam,1717-1790 (I've also seen 1718 as birthdate on a link to this site)
(Colonel) Israel Putnam, 1740-1812
David Putnam Sr., 1769-1856
David Putnam Jr., 1808-1892
Peter Radcliffe Putnam, 1835-1863
Israel Putnam, 1862-1942
Georgiana (Putnam) Drake, 1884-1978
Putnam Drake, 1915-1981
Peter Radcliffe Drake, 1938-2002
Peter Scott Drake, 1963
I have quite a bit of interesting genealogical material that was handed down to me. It is kind of humbling to me to know about these giants on whos' shoulders we stand. I think we owe so much to them for helping to form this great country of ours which daily we have the choice to love, leave or change for the better. Anybody see huddled masses yearning to get out? Didn't think so. Patriotism is a virtue I think "Old Wolf" would still practice if he were alive today.