Friday, December 11, 2015

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 102: #126 John Putman (1785-1863)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I am extending this theme in 2015 to 104 Ancestors in 104 Weeks. Here is my ancestor biography for week #102:

John Putman (1785-1863) is #126 on my Ahnentafel list, my 4th great-grandfather, who married #127 Sarah Martin (1792-1860) in 1810.  

I am descended through:

* their daughter #63 Elizabeth Putman (1818-1895) who married #62 Alexander Sovereen  (1814-1907) in 1840, 

*  their daughter, #31 Mary Jane Sovereen (1844-1874) who married #30 James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902) in 1861.
*  their daughter, Gerogianna Kemp (1868-1952) who married #14 Charles Auble (1849-1916) in 1898.
*  their daughter #7 Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) who married #6 Lyle Lawrence Carringer in 1918.
*  their daughter, #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002), who married #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) in 1942.
*  their son, #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Name:                      John Putman[1–4]   
*  Alternate Name:      John Potman[5]   
*  Sex:                         Male   

*  Father:                    Peter Victorse Putman (1760-1835)   
*  Mother:                  Sarah Mary Kinnan (1761-1841)   
  
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Birth:                     27 September 1785, Walpack, Sussex, New Jersey, United States[1,5]
*  Baptism:                13 November 1785 (age 0), Walpack, Sussex, New Jersey, United States[5]
*  Census:                  1 June 1820 (age 34), Wayne, Steuben, New York, United States[2]
*  Census:                  1 June 1830 (age 44), Wayne, Steuben, New York, United States[3]
*  Census:                  1 April 1851 (age 65), Middleton, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada[4]
*  Death:                    10 May 1863 (age 77), Delhi, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada[1]
*  Burial:                   after 10 May 1863 (after age 77), Delhi Cemetery, Delhi, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada[1]
  
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Spouse 1:              Sarah Martin (1792-1860)   
*  Marriage 1:           about 1810 (about age 25), probably Seneca, New York, United States[1]

*  Child 1:                 Peter W. Putman (1812-1882)   
*  Child 2:                 Martin Mulford Putman (1816-1892)   
*  Child 3:                 Isaac Kinnan Putman (1819-    )   
*  Child 4:                 Elizabeth Putman (1818-1895)   
*  Child 5:                 Rebecca Putman (1822-1852)   
*  Child 6:                 Mary Putman (1825-1912)   
*  Child 7:                 Martha Putman (1829-    )   
*  Child 8:                 William C. Putman (1834-1893)   
  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

The data presented on the Putman family was obtained from Mark Putman, who publishes the Putman Family Bulletin.  One of his publications, "Descendants of David Janse Putman, son of Johannes Pootman of Schenectady, New York," covers the present ancestral line.  Additional information was obtained from Mark Putnam's web site http://www.putmanfamily.org/Family/David%20Janse%20Pottman.pdf (as of October 2015).  The John Putman sketch is on pages 57-59[1].

"John Potman" was born 27 September 1785 to "Peter Potman" and "Sarah Canaan," and was baptized 13 November 1785 at the Walpack Dutch Reformed Church (also known as the Walpack Congregational Church) in Walpack, Sussex County, New Jersey[5].

He married Sarah Martin in about 1810, probably in Seneca County, New York, where the Peter Putman had moved[1].

John and Sarah Putman moved to Steuben County, New York between 1810 and 1820.  Their children were probably born in Wayne Town, Steuben County, New York[1].

In the 1820 United States Census, John Putman resided in Wayne town, Steuben County, New York.  The household included[2]:

*  one male aged 0 to 10
*  two males aged 10 to 16
*  one male over age 45
*  one female aged 10 to 16
*  one female aged 26 to 45

In the 1830 United States Census, John Putman resided in Wayne town, Steuben County, New York.  The household included[3]:

*  two males aged 10 to 15
*  one male aged 15 to 20
*  one male aged 20 to 30
*  one male aged 40 to 50
*  two females aged 0 to 5
*  one female aged 5 to 10
*  one female aged 10 to 15
*  one female aged 30 to 40

John Putman seems to have lived in the "Houck Neighborhood," a couple of miles northwest of the Village of Wayne, New York.  The Town of Wayne was noted for its pine lumber, and large rafts of lumber were float from Mud Lake below the Village of Wayne, down Mud Creek to the Susquehanna that loggers built between 1810 and 1830 and floated down Mud Creek to the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania, and Maryland[1].

About 1834, John Putman, with his brother Isaac Kinnan Putman, moved his family to Fredericksburg (later called Delhi), Norfolk County, Ontario, named after Frederick Sovereign, an early settler[1].  

John Putman may have followed the lumber trade from Steuben County, New York to Norfolk County, Ontario, since many of John's sons were lumber men. John Putman and Isaac Kinnan Putman pledged an oath of allegiance to Canada, recorded in Norfolk County in 1842[1].  

On 1 November 1839, Deacon Frederick Sovereign, Deacon William McLennan, and John Putman were elected by the Middleton Baptist Church of Delhi to attend a council convened to ordain Samuel Smith[1].

The 1851 Census of Canada provides this information about the Mulford M. Putman household residing in Middleton, Norfolk County, Ontario[4]:

*  Mulford M. Putman - an Inn Keeper, born in State New York, Religion is Baptist, Residence is Middleton, age 37, male
*  Elizabeth Putman - a Land Lady, born in State New York, Religion is Baptist, Residence is  Middleton, age 36, female
*  Malvina M. Putman - born in Norwich CU [Canada Upper], Religion is Baptist, Residence is Middleton, age 14, female
*  John W. Putman - born in Charlotteville CU, Religion is Baptist, Residence is Middleton, age 11, male
*  Josephine Putman - born in Windham CU, Religion is Baptist, Residence is Middleton, age 8, female
*  Helen M. Putman - born in P?????? CU, Religion is Baptist, Residence in Middleton, age 5, female
*  John Putman - born in State Jersey, Religion is Baptist, Residence is Middleton, age 64, male
*  Sarah Putman - born in State New Jersey, Religion is Baptist, Residence is Middleton, age 58, female.

Sarah Putman died in Delhi, Norfolk County, Ontario 21 December 1860 at 69 years of age.  John Putman died in Delhi 10 May 1863 at the age of 78[1]. Both were buried in the Middle Township Cemetery, but when the cemetery was sold in about 1970 to build a store, their gravestones were moved a short distance to the Delhi Cemetery.  The inscription on the gravestone for Sarah and John "Putnam" in Delhi Cemetery says:

                    Sarah                             John Putnam
                    wife of 
               John Putnam                           died
                     died                              May 10 1863
               Dec 21 1860                            in his
                   in her                              78th year
                68th Year

5.  SOURCES  

1. Mark R. Putnam, "David Janse Pottman, Also Known as David Potman and Putman," The Putman Family Bulletin (http://www.putmanfamily.org/ : accessed 22 January 2015), John Putman sketch, pages 57-59.

2. 1820 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Steuben County, New York, Wayne town; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Page 251, citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M33, Roll 74.

3. 1830 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Steuben County, New York, Wayne town, Page 318; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M19, Roll 107.

4. Census of 1851, Norfolk County, Canada West, District 25, Subdistrict 225, Middleton township, Page 5 (stamped), Lines 2 to 9, Mulford M. Putman household; digital image, Library and Archives Canada (http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1851/Pages/1851.aspx  : accessed 10 March 2013); Library and Archives Canada Microfilm C-11741.

5. Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, in Collections of the  New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, Inc., 1992), Walpack Church Record, page 34, John Potman birth and baptism entry.


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