John Putnam, Jr.
|Baptized: ||in Aston Abbotts, England, 27 May 1627.|
|Died: ||in Danvers, MA, 7 April 1710.|
|Father: ||John Putnam.|
|Mother: ||Priscilla Gould.|
|Born: ||Place and date unknown.|
|Died: ||Place and date unknown.|
|Parents: ||Unknown. See text below.|
|Married: ||in Salem, MA, 3 July 1652.|
In his History of Salem, p. 31,
Sidney Perley wrote, "Robert Prince appears as a servant, with Bethiah
and Lydia, probably his sisters, in a tavern of John Gedney in 1651. Rebecca Prince, perhaps another sister, married John Putnam and was called 'stepdaughter' by Mr. Gedney."
Jr., came to America with his parents and siblings. They lived in
Danvers, then called Salem Village, Massachusetts. In 1665, John was
made freeman and was one of the largest taxpayers in Salem Village. He
was influential in all matters relating to town or church government
and, in 1668-1670, signed a petition requesting that a minister be
allowed to conduct services at the "farms." In 1672, he was styled
corporal; in 1678, commissioned lieutenant of a troop of horse; and
after 1687, was called captain. He was a deputy to the General Court in
1677, 1680, 1686, and 1691.
Captain John. Jr., and his wife Rebecca (Prince) Putnam had ten children, all born in Salem Village, MA:
- Rebecca, b. 28 May 1653; m. (1) John Fuller, son of Thomas Fuller; m. (2) John Shepherd, son of William Shepherd.
- Sarah, b. 4 Sept. 1654; m. John Richardson, son of Richard Richardson.
- Priscilla, b. 4 March 1657; m. Joseph Bailey, son of John Bailey.
- Jonathan, b. 17 March 1659; m. (1)Elizabeth Whipple, daughter
of Thomas Whipple; m. (2) Lydia Potter, daughter of Anthony Potter.
- James, b. 4 Sept. 1661; m. (1) Sarah -----; m. (2) Mrs. Mary Rea.
- Hannah, b. 2 Feb. 1663; m. Henry Brown, son of Henry Brown.
- Eleazer, b. 1665; m. (1) Hannah Boardman, daughter of Daniel Boardman; m. (2)Elizabeth Rolfe, daughter of Benjamin Rolfe.
- John, b. 14 July 1667; m. Hannah -----.
- Susanna, b. 4 Sept. 1670; m. Edward Bishop, son of Edward Bishop.
- Ruth, b. Aug. 1673.