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Dea. Eleazer Putnam

Male 1665 - 1733  (67 years)


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  • Name Eleazer Putnam 
    Prefix Dea. 
    Born 8 September 1665  Salem Village, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 25 January 1732/3  Salem Village, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Eleazer first married Hannah Boardman, second Elizabeth Rolfe.

      From A History of the Putnam Family, pages 70–71:
      In the possession of the family in Cortland, N.Y., are [in 1891] papers once the property of Henry Putnam (born 1712) and among them is the following account of his immediate relatives.
      “On Jany. the 25 th 1732/3 Eleazer Putnam Departed this Leife about 16 minutes after 3 O’ the clock in the afternoon in ye 65 year of his age.
      Mother 'Died Jany 2 nd 1752 between 7 & 8 in ye morn”
      Again
      “The age of Hannah is 50 [60] in 1749. .
      The age of Eleazer is 54
      The age of Jeptha is 30 [50]
      The age of Samuel is 42.”
      Eleazer Putnam lived in Danvers and was more prominent in town and church affairs than his brother James. He settled on a farm north of the Gen. Israel Putnam house and near the Topsfield boundary on the present Preston place. He was a farmer and probably well off.
      Eleazer and Hannah Putnam were admitted to the church in Salem Village, 7 May, 1699, and on 31 Jan., 1717-18, he was made deacon of this church. In 1700 he was chosen tythingman for the Village and again in 1705. He was constable during the year 1708 and surveyor of highways on Topsfield road in 1711.
      In 1690 Eleazer Putnam had been one of Captain William Raymonds company enlisted for the “Canada Expedition.” The General Court thought so well of this command that in 1725 a grant of land was made to the officers and soldiers, or their heirs, in Merrimack. Afterward this grant, being found to be in New Hampshire, was located on the Saco river. During the witchcraft delusion Eleazer Putnam “drew his rapier” and punched at an imaginary devil or two which seemed to be torturing one of the afflicted girls. According to the ancient depositions his thrusts were as effective against the witch as against the French and Indians a couple of years before.
      His will is dated 3 Oct., 1732, and probated 9 Apr., 1733; in it he mentions his wife Elizabeth, his daughter Hannah Peabody and her children, Nathan, Hannah, and Elizabeth; his sons Eleazer and Jeptha and daughter Apphiah Putnam; his sons Samuel and Henry to be executors. An inventory of the estate was returned by Samuel Putuam, executor, 22 Jan., 1733-4. [1]
    Person ID I62355  Schirado
    Last Modified 15 September 2013 

    Father Capt. John Putnam,   b. about 1627, Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 April 1710, Salem Village, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Prince,   d. 6 November 1704, Salem Village, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 7 mo. [Sep] 1652  Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F42636  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Hannah Boardman,   b. 18 February 1670/1, Ipswich, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1711, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 39 years) 
    Married 18 February 1692/3  Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Putnam,   b. 8 December 1693, Salem Village, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 December 1718, Boxford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +2. Eleazer Putnam,   b. 8 September 1695, Salem Village, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 January 1741, Preston, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Sarah Putnam,   b. 26 September 1697, Salem Village, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Jeptha Putnam,   b. 24 August 1699, Salem Village, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 April 1772, Sutton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +5. Samuel Putnam,   b. 30 May 1707, Salem Village, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 or 15 December 1781, Salem Village, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F42641  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Elizabeth Rolfe,   b. 15 December 1679, Newbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 January 1752  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 14 November 1711  [1
    Children 
     1. Apphia Putnam,   b. 8 July 1716, Salem Village, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 December 1780  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F42642  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S716] Eben Putnam, (Salem MA: Salem Press, 1891).


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