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REV. OREN PUTNAM

Deacon Elisha Putnam, son of Deacon Edward and Mary (Hale) Putnam, was born at Salem Village, Nov 3, 1685, and died at Sutton, Mass., June 10, 1745. He was a farmer, and for several years was a deacon of the church. He served as town clerk, town treasurer, and representative in the General Court of Massachusetts. He married {first) at Salem, Feb. 10, 1710, Hannah Marble. He married (second) Susanah Fuller, of Topsfield, Mass. Children, all by second wife: Elisha, of who further, Hannah, Nehemiah, Jonathan, Susannah, Mary, Stephen, Amos, Eunice, Huldah, Rufus.

Elisha (2) Putnam, son of Deacon Elisha (1) and Susannah (Fuller) Putnam, was born at Topsfield, Mass., Dec. 2, 1715, and died at Crown Point, N.Y., in 1758. He was at that time a soldier in the Provincial army, in the campaign against Ticonderoga. He married March 3, 1742, Lydia Chase, daughter of Philip and Mary (Follansbee) Chase, who was born Aug. 12, 1722. She married (second) John Daniels. Children of first marriage: Andrew, of whom further; Elisha, Antipas, Jokton, Luke, William.

Andrew Putnam, son of Elisha (2) and Lydia (Chase) Putnam, was born at Sutton, Mass., May 6, 1743, and died at Townsend, Mass., aged over seventy years. He owned and cultivated a farm at Greenfield, and fitted young men for college. About 1794, he removed to Townsend.. He was a finelooking man, six feet, two inches in height, and his wife was said to have been the handsomest girl who ever entered the Sutton meeting house. He married, Jan. 10, 1764, Lucy Parks, of Sutton, who died at Townsend, aged over seventy years. Children: Lydia, Eunice, Andrew, of whom further; Malachi, Sarah, Peter, Stephen, David, Elizabeth, Sally, Lucy, Mary.

The "Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book," vol. 37, page 334, has the following: "Andrew Putnam (17421812) served as selectman of Greenfield, where he moved in 1780. He served on the committee to furnish quota of beef to the army, 1781. He was born in Sutton; died in Townsend."

Andrew (2) Putnam, son of Andrew (1) and Lucy (Parks) Putnam, was born at Winchester, Mass., March 11, 1769, and died June 4, 1828. He settled at Stockton, Chautauqua county, N.Y. He married at Greenfield, Mass., Dec. 7, 1791, Asuba, daughter of Samuel Stanhope. Children: Harriet, Newell, Gilbert, Lovell, Hiram, Olvin, Oren, of whom further; Royal and Union (twins), and Worthy.

Rev. Oren Putnam, son of Andrew (2) and Azuba (Stanhope) Putnam, was born at Brookfield, Madison county, N.Y., Jan. 5, 1807, and died at Ellicott, Chautauqua county, N.Y., at the age of eighty-seven years. He was a Baptist minister and lived the most of his life in Chautauqua county. He settled and resided until 1856 near his fatherinlaw, Shadrach Scofield, in the southwest part of the township of Stockton, where he set out a large orchard which still bears excellent fruit. This section was "beech and maple" land, and he produced quantities of maple sugar and pearlash. He also kept a fine dairy and marketed butter and cheese. After disposing of this farm, he resided at various times at Ellington, Frewsburg, and Sinclairville, N.Y., and finally with his daughters, Mrs. Marvin D. Clark and Mrs. Alvin Strunk, at Ellicott, where he died at the latter’s home.

Rev. Oren Putnam married Alvira Scofield, daughter of Shadrach and Betsey (Waterbury) Scofield, who survived him about four years, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. Wesley Clark, near Fluvanna, N.Y. Shadrach Scofield, Samuel Waterbury, and Daniel Waterbury (son of Samuel) came from Saratoga county, N.Y., and in 1810 made the first settlement in the southern part of the township of Stockton. Samuel Waterbury had been a Revolutionary soldier; Shadrach Scofield afterward served at Buffalo, in the War of 1812. Shadrach Schofield owned a considerable amount of property, and conducted a general mercantile business at what is now designated as Denton Corners. He married (first) Betsey Waterbury, daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Scofield) Waterbury; she was, on her mother’s side, a distant relative. He married (second) Mrs. Dalrimple, a widow with one child; they afterward removed to a place near Janesville, Wis., where he died. Children of Shadrach and Betsey (Waterbury) Scofield: 1. Alvira, born in 1807, died in 1898; she taught for some time in one of the first schools in the norther part of Ellery township; she married, Rev. Oren Putnam. 2. Polly, married Henry LeBarren, of Dewittville, and they had four children: Orlando, Betsey, Nixen, Horace; Orlando had one son, Hixon, one daughter, Horace, three children. Children of Rev. Oren and Alvira (Scofield) Putnam: 1. Luman, a soldier in the Civil War; married Lavina Vanderwark and had children: Mary, Celestia, Emily, Frank. 2. Betsey Cordelia, married William Lee; removed to Cokato, Minn.; children: Marion, deceased; Fayette, Eugene; Marvin, deceased; Viola, deceased; Charles, deceased; James, Edwin. 3. Rosina, married Marvin Dudley Clark, and they are the parents of Frank Marvin Clark. 4. Mary Ann, marrried Americus Sanders, who is neow deceased; she resides at Maynard, Iowa. 5. Martha, married Charles Wesley Clark, brother of Marvin Dudley Clark; children: Myron, married Cora Thompson, and has Lucille, Alta, Irene; DeForest, married Mary Langhenberger, one child, Roscoe W.; Almon, married Clara Magee, one child, Charles; Minnie, married David Green. 6. Maria, married Alvin Strunk; resides at Ellicott; one child, Bert Clarence, married Mertie Brunson; no living children.

Anonymous. History of Chautauqua County, New York, and its people. Boston: American Historical Society, 1921, p. 487.

 

 

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