1 UPDATED NOVEMBER 30, 2015 Willis Putman Cleveland County North Carolina Willis appears to be one of the eldest children of Benjamin and Elizabeth Putman. I place his birth to be about and it would have taken place in what was then Bute County North Carolina. Willis received two land grants on December 22, One for 100 acres on the Rocky Branch of Sandy Run, and the other for 100 acres on Beaver Dam Creek. Both were in Rutherford County. He married Martha Rogers in 1798 in Rutherford County. He seems to have remained in the same general area until his death in He died and is buried in Cleveland County but Cleveland was formed out of Rutherford County. Martha was living with her daughter Elizabeth in 1850 at age 70. She lived on into the early 1850s. She was in her 70s when she died. Willis and Martha Putman had the following children: Elizabeth Putman Elizabeth was born in about 1798 and was the eldest child. She married William Branton in Rutherford County. In the 1850 census of Cleveland County North Carolina they were listed with William age 70 and Elizabeth age 53 and seven children at home. Mother Martha was there as well. Elizabeth died May 6, 1856 in Cleveland County. The children in the 1850 census, all born in Rutherford (now Cleveland) County were: NICEY BRANTON She was married before the 1850, but I got this info from a descendant. Nicey was born October 10, 1818 in Cleveland County NC and died October 3, 1898 in Jackson County NC. She married David Connor. He was born January 26, 1817 and died January 6, 1896 in Jackson County. He was the son of William and Hannah Connor. This comes from the David Connor family bible. They had these children: Susan Connor born May 28, 1839 and died April 24, She first married David Dills and later William Allison Sherrill. Louisa Connor born February 21, 1841 and died August 26, 1918 in Swain County NC. She married Alfred Washington Parris February 1, 1859 in Macon County NC. Marcus Lafayette Connor born February 10, Burton Mingus Connor born about Margaret Catherine Connor born April 24, 1847 and died July 5, 1864.
2 Mary Ann Connor born February 4, Elizabeth Jane Connor born June 11, Rachel Narcissus Connor born June 11, 1853 and died December 11, David Jackson Connor born January 5, 1856 and died July 13, Nicey Bernice Connor born July 10, Simm Wiley Connor born March 23, ELIZABETH (BETSY) BRANTON born JAMES BRANTON born in SARAH (SALLY) BRANTON born in DAVID BRANTON born in SUSAN BRANTON born in The way she was listed after David might indicate she was his wife rather than his sister. Not sure. THOMAS BRANTON born in MARY BRANTON born in JOHN BRANTON born in Benjamin Putman Benjamin was born in Rutherford County on November 14, 1802 or according to other sources on November 12, He married Margaret Blanton in 1827 in Lincoln County North Carolina. Margaret was born April 13, They may have moved or more simply the County changed to Cleveland County in They were both charter members of the Capernaum Baptist Church, which was founded on July 9, Benjamin died on March 26, 1877 and Margaret died on April 8, Both are buried at the Capernaum Church Cemetery in Waco, Cleveland County. Benjamin and Margaret's children were: CORNELIA PUTMAN born July 1, She married W. G. Lindsay and died on July 22, JAMES LEONARD PUTMAN born in He was with his folks in the 1850 census. He married Harriett Mauney in Lincoln County North Carolina on January 25, In 1860, they were in Cleveland County with two children. He enlisted in the CSA at age 33 on March 8, 1863 in Wake County. He died in the fighting at the Orange Court House in Virginia on November 20, Harriet remarried to E. W. Pinkney. Children in 1860 were: Isaac F. Putman born in June He married Barbara Wright. He died October 8, 1910 in Gaston County. Barbara was widowed in 1900 in Gaston County, so
3 they were divorced I guess. She is there still wit the kids in Sarah Ann Putman born in ARTHUR McLAIN PUTMAN born December 18, His wife was Elvira Emeline Hill. She was listed as Ersuline in the 1860 census, but was the same person. He was then 27, she was 25. He enlisted in the CSA in Wake County at age 31 on March 8, He was promoted to Corporal in November He was captured at Hatcher's Run, Virginia and confined at Point Lookout, Maryland where he died on May 10, 1865 of chronic dysentery. His name is on a marker at Point Lookout, Maryland. Elvira was born July 30, 1835 and she died February 28, She was the daughter of the Rev. Wade H. Hill and Temperance Ledbetter. They had: Mahulda Clementine Putman born February 20, 1853, and died February 20, She married James Pierce Stroup on March 1, He was born October 4, 1852 and died February 27, They had nine children: Wade Colyer Stroup born February 28, Mammie Estelle Stroup born August 20, Plato L. Stroup born May 20, Clarence Hilliard Stroup born April 27, Holcomb McLain Stroup born in Winnie Beaufort Stroup born August 14, Nannie Emerline Stroup born September 19, Nellie E. Stroup born September 16, Effie Pierce Stroup born September 8, James Madison Putman born February 7, 1855 and died August 28, John Wade Putman born December 12, 1857 and died February 11, 1917 in Atlanta. He married Mary Clevie Lancaster and they lived in Atlanta. She was born May 21, 1861 in Spartanburg County South Carolina and died in Atlanta June 30, Their children were: Willie Hutton Putman born October 11, 1880 and died May 12, He married Mary Jane Ware. They were in Habersham County in 1910, Atlanta, Georgia by 1920, and in Lemons, Cobb County in Based on the Censuses, they had: Willie Putman a daughter born in Her folks were with her in Cobb County in 1930 when she was married to Joseph Baherton. John Wade Putman born in He was married to Vesta Lee Zogg in Decatur, Georgia in She was born September 11, 1905 and died in Woodstock, Georgia February 4, 1993 according to obits.com Marion Putman a son born in Albert Putman born in He was a plumber in Atlanta and died there June 20, 1942.
4 Norma Putman born in Janie Putman born in Malissa Emaline Putman born November 30, 1882 and died in September She married Allen Hughes. Arthur Belton Putnam born October 1, 1884 in Spartanburg County South Carolina and died in Alabama May 8, He married Susan Jane Ramsey in Hall County Georgia in She was a daughter of John Sanford Ramsey and Pirena Evelyn Bennett from Gainesville, Hall County Georgia. She was born there October 9, 1886 and died in Haleyville, Winston County Alabama September 17, He was in the 1910 and 1930 census of Winston County Alabama and in Marion County in He died in Haleyville, Winston County Alabama May 8, Their children were: Annie Mae Putnam born June 11, She married Edgar Carlton Halbert and they moved to Texas and had two kids. He was born in Hillsboro, Alabama February 24, 1899 and died in San Antonio, Texas June 3, She died there in San Antonio October 24, Arthur Wendell Putnam born March 22, 1907 in Winston County Alabama and died in Augusta, Georgia November 11, He married a Pauline in After his death she married Cecil Hicks. She was born May 19, 1920 in Alvington, Kentucky and died in Augusta, Georgia February 11, Evelyn Putnam born and died in James Wade Putnam he was born February 17, 1911 and married Mildred Marie Stephenson. Found two obits for them. He died Sunday June 12, 2005 and was 94 years old. Mildred died at age 96 Saturday December 23, So ages and all fit just fine. They both died in Florence, Alabama. William Franklin Putnam He was born July 7, 1913 and died in Decatur, Georgia February 20, He changed his name to Jesse Frank Putnam and married Alyce Susan Rutland. Frances Susan Putnam she married Barry Eugene Duggan. Paul Putnam born and died in Joseph Arnold Putnam born May 9, 1917 and died December 10, 1973 in Florence, Alabama. He married Frances Masterson. Had two sons: James Albert and Joseph Arnold Junior. Clarence Otto Putnam born in He married Ruby Lee Gibbs who was born August 12, 1918 and died December 19, 2009 Ruth Rebecca Putnam born March 7, 1920 and died in Birmingham, Alabama May 5, She married Gene Howard Mize July 27, George Washington Putnam born September 29, 1922 and died in Birmingham February 6, He married Mildred Louise Kidd. They had 4 kids. Jonnie Putnam born in 1926 and in the 1930 census at age 3. May have been a typo as I find nothing more about him. Oliver Golusta Putman born August 21, 1886 and died September 13, He married Martha Louise White. They were in Hartwell, Hart County Georgia in 1920 and in They had two daughters in Cora Lee Putman born September 20, 1888 and died December 23, She married John Bryant and later a Craton guy. John Franklin Putman born October 28, 1890 and died December 23, 1949 in DeKalb County Georgia. He married Lillian Lantie Andrews. She was born in 1880 and died in Mary Susie Putman born March 13, 1893 and died August 7, She married John B. Hightower about 1910 in Atlanta. He was born June 16, 1887 and died in
5 Atlanta January 27, They had six children: Joseph Burton Hightower born September 13, 1911 and died in Fulton County Georgia June 6, Willie Oslin Hightower born July 10, 1913 and died in Fulton County Georgia November 12, Nellie Hightower born about John B. Hightower Junior born February 12, 1920 and died in DeKalb County Georgia May 7, He married Dorothy Creel. Barney Hightower born about Susie May Hightower born September 29, 1928 and died in Atlanta June 25, She married Milton Clifford Hughes. He was born November 22, 1927 and died in Atlanta October 6, Clarence Otto Putman born in 1895 and died June 14, Ola Marie Putman born about 1897 and died July 18, She married a Mauldin. Lizzie Irene Putman born May 20, 1899 and died August 18, She married B. F. Bostain on July 10, Mary Caldonia Putman born January 9, 1860 and died July 27, She first married Walton Monroe Bridges on May 7, 1876 and after his death on October 15, 1880, she married Wyllie Humphries Johnson on June 19, There were two children in the first marriage and four in the second: William Madison Bridges born February 12, Carry A. Bridges born October 8, Alta Bert Johnson born September 19, Connie Atlanta Johnson born January 12, Mary Cleavie Johnson born August 1, Lloyd Wade Johnson born July 1, Joseph Alexander Putman born October 21, 1861 and died April 17, He married Nancy Ellen LeMaster. He was born in Waco, North Carolina and Nancy was born in Glendale, South Carolina. They lived near Spartanburg, Greenville County South Carolina. In 1910 and 1920, they were in De Kalb County Georgia. Their children were: Nola Putman born about Mary Annie Putman born in Marcus Clyde Putman born September 22, He is married to Carrie Elizabeth Thomasson in Atlanta Georgia in They were in Polk County Florida in 1930 and Carrie was widowed there in 1935 and 1940 and She died September 26, Catch is that Marcus was in Greenville, South Carolina in 1935, Miami, Florida in 1940 and 1945 and died there September 10, He kept saying he was married so I guess they just separated and called it quits. Dixie Putman born about Bessie Putman born in She married John W. Woodall and they lived in Miami, Florida. He was from Georgia and was a County bridge tender. Fannie Putman born in Nellie Putman born in Ezra Putman born about Roy W. Putman born in In 1930 he is in Atlanta and has just married Bernice Chastain there. She was married to a Bowman before that and so had a stepdaughter Elizabeth. MARY CATHERINE PUTMAN born in She married Larkin Stanhope Kendrick in Cleveland County on August 2, He was born April 28, 1837 in South Carolina and
6 served in the Civil War. He enlisted in Cleveland County September 17, They were in Cleveland County in 1860 and 1870 and I don t find them after that. As of the 1870 Census their children were: James Kendrick born in January in 1900 he was married and living in Holland Town, Virginia. John William Kendrick born September 27, 1864 and died in Cherryville, Gaston County North Carolina November 22, He married Martha Elizabeth Ford in 1895 and she died in the birth of their daughter Martha in He then married Eliza Lillie McDowell in She was born in June 1873 and died November 9, They had eight children Noah Benjamin Kendrick born November 28, 1869 and died in Cherryville, Gaston County November 25, He married Margaret Julia Mauney about She was born March 29, 1867 and died February 20, They lived in Cherryville and had nine children WILLIAM HAMBLY PUTMAN born in February He is in Gaston County North Carolina in 1860 with a wife Margaret Ann Wright. They were married June 9, He enlisted in the CSA at age 24 on May 5, He was wounded in the head at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia on May 13, 1864 and was in the hospital until December 1864 when he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned as a provost guard in Raleigh until the end of the war in April In 1870 he is alone with five children. In 1880 he is with Margaret again and three more young 'ens. I do not know where Margaret was in 1870, but it appears she is the same gal. By 1900 he has another wife named Mary Ann Wright who is twenty years younger than he and is wife number two. They were married in In 1910 and 1920 he and Mary Ann are still in Gaston County he at age 64. He is widowed there in 1930 at age 74. Based on all the census stuff, the children were: Alexander Putman born in He vanishes after 1880 until 1920, when he is found living with his sister Eliza and her family in Cleveland County at age 59. John Putman born in I don't find in 1900 George Putman born August 25, Don't find in 1900, but he is in Shelby in 1920 and 1930 living with his sister Eliza. He never married. He died in Shelby August 12, 1946 at age 79. Eliza Jane Putman born January 21, She married Thomas Anderson Wilkins. He was a son of William Wilkins and Jane Fortenberry of Cleveland County. He was born June 16, 1868 and died in Shelby September 8, They are in Shelby, Cleveland County in 1920 and 1930, probably earlier. Eliza died in Shelby January 2, Mary Putman born in Franklin Putman born in December He is living alone in Cleveland County in In 1910, he is married and in Columbus County with a wife named Ophelia and two children: Leroy Putman born in Ruby Putman born in Augustus Lee Putman born March 16, In 1910 and 1920 he is in Cherryville, Gaston County with his wife Sarah Jane Cleo Black and two kids. Sarah died in 1923 and he is widowed in Aiken County South Carolina in 1930 and John William Putman born in He is married in Cherryville in 1930 with a wife named Mildred Lee Goodson. They then had a daughter Catherine born January 14, They are in Aiken County South Carolina in 1940 and his dad is with them. Mary E. Putman born September 16, She married a Cooper man and died in
7 Robeson County April 17, Henry Calvin Putman born August 28, Still at home in 1920 and He died in Gastonia September 20, Vada P. Putman born in March Still at home in 1920 and NICY ANN PUTMAN born May 29, She married William Gates January 5, He was born in Lancaster County North Carolina December 27, 1849 and died in Gaston County February 25, Nicy died there in McAdenville, Gaston County July 11, Their children were: Alexander E. Gates born August 20, 1871 in Lincolnton, Lincoln County and died February 27, Margaret E. Gates born February 23, 1874 and died in Gaston County April 25, She married Enoch Adcock in He was born in February 1872 and died in Charlotte April 20, They had six children. There is a family group sheet on Ancestry at Lee Abner Gates born April 29, 1877 in Lincoln County and died October 1, 1962 in McAdenville, Gaston County. He married Lillie Roxanna Watts in She was a daughter of Stephen J. Watts and Mary E. C. Poole. She was born in Alexander County North Carolina December 18, 1879 and died in McAdenville, Gaston County June 7, See the family at Francis R. Gates born November 10, 1879 and died in Charlotte January 19, He married Ella M. Reeves about She was born in 1879 and died October 26, They had four children Nora Gates born January 27, 1885 and died in Gastonia, Gaston County February 13, 1992 age 107 if the dates are correct. She married George Anderson Costner. He was born May 7, 1886 in Cleveland County and died May 1, 1960 in Gaston County. They had five children MARTHA ELIZABETH PUTMAN born in June She was still unmarried in 1880 and 1900 and living with her brother Thomas in both censuses. In 1880 She had a girl Alice born in 1869 with her. Alice was with her folks in Figure this was an out of wedlock kid that Betty had. She died in Waco, Cleveland County June 1, Her daughter was: Alice Putman born October 21, 1869 and died unmarried I believe on August 8, NANCY ELVIRA PUTMAN born February 3, She married John William Whitworth. He was born in Cleveland County February 3, 1843 and died there November 8, She died May 8, 1912 in Cleveland County. Their children were: Margaret Maggie Whitworth born March 18, 1868 and died in Cleveland County on June 6, She married Sidney Lee Dellinger in He was born in Gaston County North Carolina and died there in Gastonia June 25, They had four children. There is a group sheet at James Andrew Whitworth born April 19, 1870 and died in Waco, Cleveland County on March 14, He married about She was born in North Carolina September 28, 1875 and died there September 28, They had a son and two daughters. See the group sheet at Mary A. Whitworth born about She was at home in Ella Docia Whitworth born April 19, 1877 and died in Shelby, Cleveland County January 6, She married John Hord about He was born about They had seven children William Crowder Whitworth born November 14, 1878 and died in Lawndale,
8 Cleveland County July 13, He married Laura Prue Harrelson about She was born July 16, 1881 in Cleveland County and died there in Shelby on December 3, They had 10 children Everette Lindsay Whitworth born September 9, 1880 and died in Shelby, Cleveland County April 7, I don t know if he married or not. Eura Edna Whitworth born August 26, 1883 and died in Gaston County North Carolina July 1, She married Daniel Boyd Stroup. He was born about They had 2 children Ausborne Frederick Whitworth born August 27, 1889 and died in Shelby, Cleveland County December 16, He married Ethel Maude Baker. She was born December 12, 1881 in Cleveland County and died in Gastonia, Gaston County May 27, They had 4 children BENJAMIN ANDREW PUTMAN born January 11, 1852 and died October 20, He married Mary Ellen Gates, born August 4, 1852 and died October 22, In the 1880 census he is shown as being 27 and his wife Mary is 27. They have three children at that time, and one more in the 1900 census of Cleveland County. In 1920, they are alone, both at age 67. The children were: Charles Sylvanus Putman born July 27, He married Annie Miller in Cleveland County on July 12, She was a daughter of C. and Emma Miller. She was born November 22, 1888 and died September 17, Charles died October 6, 1926, and Annie is widowed in Children were: Benjamin Ralph Putman born February 25, 1908 and died in Morganton June 23, He was a salesman in a men s department store. In 1940 he was in Morganton, Burke County to Lalah. Nelson Ramsey Putman born April 16, 1910 and according to OBITS he died in Waco Cleveland County in April Marvin Hoyle Putman born July 9, 1911 and died in Waco August 6, He married Mary Lou Cline. She was born May 7, 1917 in Cleveland County and died there January 28, Fred Mauney Putman born March 28, 1915 and died July 8, He married Iva Spellman. She was born July 18, 1921 in Forsythe County and died in Morganton, Burke County November 9, Elizabeth Putman born in late James Luther Putman born April 23, He married Clevie Weathers. They were in Lincoln County in 1910 through He owned a hardware store in Lincolnton. She was born October 27, 1882 and died in Lincolnton October 30, 1968 at age 86. Their children were: Lauren Putman born February 2, James Luther Putman Jr. born March 8, He will marry Weyburn Warlick in the early 1940s. Hugh Weathers Putman born September 8, 1918 and died in Cherryville May 2, Mary E. Putman born in Julius Marvin Putman born January 1, He married Ellie Belinda Pruett in Cleveland County on March 21, There were no children as of 1930 or 1940 when they were in Waco, Cleveland County. She was born September 18, 1879 in North Carolina and died in Shelby, Cleveland County July 7, Julius died in Durham, North Carolina May 5, THOMAS DICKSON PUTMAN born August 5, In 1880 he is shown as 25 and his
9 wife Frances Jane Fannie Jenkins is 21, they had two children. By the 1900 census of Cleveland County they had added nine more kids. They are both still in Cleveland County in He died there in Waco on November 2, Fannie was born September 11, 1857 and died in Waco December 8, The children were: Laura Savannah Putman born in Miller Alexander Putman born September 15, His wife was Cora Jane Hallman. She was born March 30, 1880 and died in Lincolnton on April 11, They were in Lincoln County North Carolina through He owned a barbershop in Lincolnton. He died there October 2, Their children were: Orland Ola Putman born January 21, She was a schoolteacher. Selma Putman born December 9, She was a schoolteacher as well. Dorothy Putman born November 9, 1906 and died March 5, 1942 in Lincolnton. She never married. Fannie Elizabeth Putman born in David Pledger Putman born July 30, He was single and working in his brother Miller s barbershop in 1910 and 1920 in Lincoln County. He is a barber, still single in Thomasville, Davidson County in He never married and died in the Shelby Hospital in Cleveland County on April 9, Sarah Claudia Putman born June 15, 1883 and died August 7, She married Adam Jethro Beam in 1902 and had 3 children. He died July 7, She later married a Miller and was widowed again when she died. Thomas Maldry Putman born October 23, He is in Cleveland County in 1920 with his wife Julia Miller and four children. He died in Wake Forest, North Carolina February 27, He married Julia Miller on December 1, 1908 in Cleveland County. She was a daughter of Columbus and Emona Miller and was born in Cleveland County November 16, 1888 and died in Catawba County November 17, They were in Cleveland County through 1920 and then in Gaston County in 1930 and Catawba County in Children through 1930 were: Nesbit Dixon Putman born May 14, 1911 and died in Catawba County June 17, In 1940 he was in Catawba County and his wife was Rasett. Emma Nellie Putman born August 23, She married a Sigmon man and lived in Catawba County until she died a widow there on December 7, She was 83 years old then. Gladys Putman born in Columbus Putman born July 14, 1918 and died in Charlotte September 12, He married Velma Ammons who was born August 30, 1915 and died in Lincolnton, Lincoln County on January 11, They were divorced at some stage after the 1950s. Carl E. Putman born June 21, 1921 and died in Los Angeles, California June 24, David Walter Putnam born August 12, He lived in Davidson County and died in Cleveland County on June 19, He was in the construction business. Daniel Putman born in 1923 and died before Edward Putman born January 14, He died in Shelby November 26, Ned Putman a twin born January 14, Flora T. Putman born in January Avery Jennings Putman born March 6, 1890 and died June 23, He married Catherine Stone in Shelby, Cleveland County on April 20, She was born September 10, 1897 and died in Shelby in May Benjamin Furman Bright Putman born May 29, He worked for the railroad. He married a gal named Billie or Willie from Virginia when he was working there. In 1930
10 through 1945 they were in Polk County Florida. Eunice Putman born August 29, 1895 and died in Charlotte, North Carolina September 20, She married a Blanton. Anna Putman born in November Thelma Putman born in April Hubert Benjamin Putman born June 23, 1902 and died in Shelby January 2, He married Lena Lee Byers. She was born in Cleveland County August 15, 1910 and died there June 6, Based on the NC birth records they had: Gloria Jane Putnam born March 4, Dan Byers Putnam born February 19, Talmadge Putman born September 28, Still at home in 1920 and died April 6, Frances 'Fannie' Putman born in Still at home in Sally Putman Sally, or probably named Sarah, was born in 1803 and died in According to Thomas Russell Putman, Sally married and had nine children. This is the only source of information that I have on her. John Putman John Putman was born in Rutherford County in He is shown in the 1840 census of Lincoln County North Carolina with several of his brothers. In 1840 he had two daughters. He next appears in the 1850 census of Ware County Georgia. He is shown as John Putman, born 1806 in North Carolina and his wife was Eliza born in North Carolina in 1812 with six children all born in Georgia. This is a mistake as Phoebe and Elizabeth were born in North Carolina. I do not find him in 1860 anywhere. Based on the 1850 census, the children were: PHOEBE PUTMAN born in 1834 ELIZABETH PUTMAN born in 1837 JOHN PUTMAN born in 1842 WILLIS PUTMAN born in 1846 ELIZA PUTMAN born in 1847 JAMES PUTMAN born in 1849 In the 1880 census of Gonzales County Texas, there is listed a John Putman age 60 or possibly 69 born in North Carolina with two sons, J.C. and J.E. Putman born in the 1840s. This most likely would be him.
11 Elias Putman Elias Putman was born December 2, He married Rachel Poston November 13, Rachel was born June 13, 1808 and she died July 27, She was a daughter of Samuel Poston and Rachel King of Rutherford County. For those interested, I have more info on the Poston family that was sent to me. Elias Putman died in Cleveland County November 26, 1859 and both are buried at the Zoar Cemetery in Shelby, North Carolina. As you will see, there were a number of Elias Putmans in Cleveland County about the same time. It was particularly hard to determine which Elias was a son of Willis and which was a son of Elias Putman. Jim Putnam in Atlanta came across a letter from the Cleveland County Clerk's office dated June 19, 1947, which firmly stated that, "Willis Putman had a son named Elias...and this Elias married Rachel Poston and three children were born to them, Deveny, Samuel and Rachel." Elias and Rachel Putman had the following children: JOSEPH DEVANEY PUTMAN born September 3, He enlisted in the CSA as a private at age 26 on June 9, 1861 in Cleveland County. He was promoted to corporal in May 1863 and served through the War. He surrendered at the end of the war at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia on April 9, He married Susan Rosilia Davis on June 22, Rosie was a daughter of Zachariah Davis and Mira A. Webb. She was born in 1834 and died in He later married Roxanna Jane Weathers on September 20, 1882 and had eight more children. Joseph died July 27, The children began to use the spelling Putnam. The children with Susan were: Roxanna Elizabeth Putnam born in She married Joseph Daniel Moore on August 5, They had these children in 1880: Rosal Anna Moore born in Ardria Ann Moore born in Cora Ann Putnam born in She died as a child. Anna C. Putnam born in She died as a child. Charles Ashley 'Doc' Putnam born August 9, He married Sarah Jane Eskridge on November 7, She was a daughter of Calvin Eskridge and Margaret Hendrick. She was born October 3, 1861 and died January 16, He died January 4, There were no children. Rachel Solula Putnam born in February She married Henderson Roberts in He was a junior, son of Henderson Roberts Sr. and Margaret Camp. Isaiah Iverson 'Zay' Putnam born October 2, He married Lillie Weathers on September 29, Lillie was a daughter of Jenkins Devaney Weathers and Eunice Bailey. She died July 9, 1904 and he married Lillie Lee Sheppard in about He died August 6, There was one child in the first marriage: Jenkins Devaney Putnam born May 4, 1896 and died July 27, He married Josephine Eunice Brooks. She was born October 5, 1896 and died in Shelby in July of Coustige Zachariah Putnam born November 11, He married Lilly G. Elliott on January 17, He seemed to go by Cardie. He died April 20, 1933 in Lincoln County North Carolina. The death certificate states Committed suicide by shooting self
12 through the head with 32 caliber pistol. Then in the next section that listed contributing causes of the death, it says after killing Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin F. Dellinger with a shotgun loaded with buck shot. The Family Feud was over a common fence line it seems. They had one child: Isiah Iverson Putnam born in November His wife was Rosa Lee Dellinger. His wife Rosie s folks were the ones killed by his father. The whole thing was related to the fence separating the properties. In 1930 they had 5 kids and were renting part of his dad s farm. He died in Lincoln County May 15, Clarence Lee Putnam born August 31, 1917 and died in Lincolnton, Lincoln County on February 6, He married Ada C. Varner. Based on NC birth records they had: Ruby Jane Putnam born in Daughter Putnam born November 23, Martha Jane Putnam born October 28, May Gertrude Putnam born March 24, She married a Martin guy and died in Union County North Carolina April 24, 2004 at age 85. Augusta Harold Putnam born in He married Gladys Johnson in Lincoln County. Based on the NC birth records they had: Caroline Marie Putnam born December 25, Barbara Ann Putnam born November 5, Betty Jean Putnam born March 1, Joyce Matilda Putnam born September 9, Augusta Harold Putnam Jr. born December 2, Debra Yvonne Putnam born in 1960 in Rutherford County. Harold Anthony Putnam born August 30, Ginger Darlene Putnam born January 4, Cecil Blair Putnam born February 10, He married Alma Grace Turner. Based on the NC birth record they had: Jerry Wayne Putnam born April 8, 1944 in Lincoln County. Frances Rose Putnam born March 24, 1946 in Lincoln County. Nancy Jo Putnam born August 8, 1948 in Lincoln County. Cynthia Marie Putnam born December 15, 1955 in Catawba County. Kittie Alma Putnam born December 20, 1958 in Catawba County. Charles Putnam born in 1927 Benjamin Franklin Putnam born in He died March 3, Mira Jane Putnam born in March She married Maston G. Camp in They had one child: Elizabeth L. Camp born in William Conley Putnam born May 12, He married Mary Elizabeth Poston on September 18, He died May 20, She was born in 1883 and died October 4, Their children were: Ollie Mae Putnam born August 11, She married Joel Minshaw and died August 20, William Conley Putnam Jr. born June 10, He married Shellie Abner Thomas and lived in Harnett County and died there October 29, 1990 at age 86 and widowed. Robert Blair Putnam born March 28, 1907, and died in Cleveland County on November 7, He married Bessie Lunnett Duckett August 14, Roy Graham Putnam born March 28, He was a twin of Robert. Gerald Eugene Putnam born April 25, 1909 and died in Shelby October 22, 1997 at age 88. He married Flora Belle Hamrick. His death report indicated he was still married when he died. Flora was born October 14, 1910 and didn t die till
13 August 10, It also stated that he got all the way up to 3 rd grade before leaving school. Elizabeth Mabel Putnam born November 17, Gordon Clifford Putnam born June 21, 1912 and died September 25, 1999 at age 87. He married Ruby Evelyn Gantt. Based on the NC birth records they had: Joyce Elizabeth Putnam born May 11, Child Putnam born March 17, Mary Rachel Putnam born April 19, Gordon Clifford Putnam Jr. born November 27, He married Helen Faye Hamrick. Richard Joel Putnam born November 8, Edwin Yates Putnam born October 7, Bruce Delane Putnam born October 12, 1952, Forrest Everett Putnam born July 27, Samuel Woodrow Putnam born December 27, He died a widower in Rutherford County on October 29, Tilden Franklin Putnam born May 26, 1916 and died in Shelby on Thursday November 18, He married Evelyn Pruett. He owned Putnam Electric Company. Bryan McBride Putnam born July 27, He was a Reverend. Thomas Hulen Putnam born August 20, 1920 and died in Shelby on October 9, 2005 at age 85. Mial Benjamin Putnam born August 16, 1922 and died February 23, He will have a son Mial B. born here August 23, 1945 and died here July 5, Joseph Devaney Putnam Junior born in He died as a child. Children in Joseph's second marriage with Roxanna were these: Memamie Putnam born in She married Brodus Blanton. They are in Cherryville, Gaston County in John S. Putnam born December 12, He married Harriet Idella Rippy in Cleveland County North Carolina December 18, 1904 and he died there October 18, She later married John C. Smith and was with him and her 3 Putnam kids in York, York County South Carolina in the 1920 census. The children were: Verna Oveda Putnam born October 13, 1906 and died in Chiefland, Levy County Florida February 2, Harland Durant Putnam born November 21, 1907 and died in Simpsonville, Greenville County South Carolina November 13, His wife was Ruth Towne McAbee and they were married in Gaffney, Cherokee County South Carolina November 29, She was born May 23, 1908 and died September 28, John Roy Putnam born June 12, 1909 in Cleveland County and died November 30, 1972 in Union County South Carolina. He married Pearl Meadows in Marshall, Madison County North Carolina. She was born there in Marshall September 17, 1908 and died in Union County South Carolina October 28, Julenie Putnam born in December Lillian Putnam born January 5, 1889 and died May 8, 1973 at the home of her daughter in Freeport, Texas. She married William Oscar Coyle in They lived in Simpsonville, South Carolina until he died in They had one child: Fannie Pauline Coyle born January 31, 1817 and died in Texas September 25, She married Leslie Albert Kelley Jr. in They had 5 children: Sylvia Marlene, Leslie Albert III, William Shelton, Rhona Hermine and Vicki Ann.
14 Biddie Love Putnam born February17, She died in Cherryville, Gaston County September 21, Her death certificate indicated she was widowed, but I don t think she ever married. She had a daughter: Catherine Putnam born September 14, 1914 and died in Cherryville June 23, She married Paul P. McLeod. He was born in 1912 and died in They had Paula C. McLeod and Paul R. McLeod. After he died she married Murray Vincent Beam who was born in 1917 and died in Both are buried in the Cherryville City Cemetery. Devaney Putnam born March 20, He married Nancy Ada Scruggs in They spent their whole lives in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. He died there March 23, 1950 and Ada died December 17, Their children were: Leon Elmer Putnam born November 1, 1913 and died May 10, He married Mary Jones. Clyde T. Putnam born February 6, 1916 and died October 27, Melvin Odell Putnam born June 3, 1921 and died January 8, He married Cordie Lee Jenkins. Lionel Thomas Putnam born August 10, 1925, died January 16, He married Lorna Hill while in the Marines stationed in Rhode Island in Earl Putnam born in 1927 and died in William Eugene Billy Putnam born December 14, 1933 and died November 1, He married Betty Womack. Fannie Putnam born in June Gerald Grier Putnam born in In 1920 he is listed as Grier Putnam and is married to Carrie Holcombe. He is living then with his married sister Mammaie or Memamie Blanton in Cherryville, Gaston County. Sometime after 1920 he changed his name to Bill Anderson. He was not the best person. Spent some time in prison in Illinois and in South Carolina in Family still dislikes him 50 years after his death. Carrie was born in 1897 and died in He died in Greenville, South Carolina December 27, Both are buried in Pickens, South Carolina. SAMUEL EVANS PUTMAN born on June 28, He married Artie Hardin on January 8, He enlisted in the CSA at age 24 on May 14, He was wounded and captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland on September 17, 1862 and paroled ten days later. He was on wounded leave until December He was back on active duty in January He was wounded in the left arm, head and leg at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia on May 16, His left arm was amputated and he was hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. He was released from the hospital on June 12, 1864 and discharged. Artie Hardin was born October 5, 1835 and died October 30, 1912 and Samuel died March 27, They had these children: Rachel R. Putnam born January 9, She married William Perry Wellmon in She died April 12, Their children were: Samuel C. Wellmon born in August William Henry Wellmon born in August Florence Wellmon born in September Lee Gus Wellmon born in August Myrtle Wellmon born in September O. Victor Wellmon born in February Lona Wellmon born in November James Monroe Putnam born February 16, He married Sarah Louise Bostick on August 4, Sarah was born December 29, 1859 and died November 28, He died April 10, They were in Cherokee County SC by 1885, and then back in Rippys, Cleveland County by the They were in Johnston County in Their
15 children were: Pleasant Holcomb Putnam born May 23, He married Kansas Barnes on October 20, He died September 20, He was named for his mother's brother. They are in Spartanburg South Carolina in 1920 and in Union County SC in He was a fireman for the railroad. Baxter Cleveland Putnam born June 28, He was alone in Tuolumne County California in He returned to North Carolina and married Ida Beau Hamrick on March 12, Ida was a daughter of Sidney Hamrick and Louisa Elizabeth Harrill and was born June 29, 1882 and died June 9, 1965, He died February 14, Foy Bell Putnam born January 7, He married Martha Ray Elam in Shelby on December 22, He died July 30, Martha is a daughter of Franklin Elam and Sarah Katherine Wray and was born in 1891 and will die in They had two children: Foy Bell Putnam Jr. born in Jane Putnam born in Lloyd Yates Putnam born April 12, 1890 and died August 19, He married Wilma Lalla Bridges February 15, She was a daughter of Joseph and Sarah Bridges and was born November 6, 1895 and died July 16, They had: Sara Louise Putnam born March 6, Jack Robbins Putnam born September 4, 1923 and will die in Shelby August 9, He married a cousin Willie Gertrude Putnam who was a daughter of Leo Ramseur Putnam and Ada Weaver from Rippys. She was born October 24, 1922 and died December 21, 2004 in Shelby. They had two sons, Chris and Phillip and a daughter Jacqueline. Charles Monroe Putnam was born April 6, 1928 and lived in Alamance County California. He returned to Shelby where he died October 2, He was 62 and widowed at that time. Illa Putnam born August 25, 1892 and died December 24, She married Nick Sanders. Paul Carrel Putnam born April 14, 1895 and died May 19, He married a Sarah on November 22, Jane Putnam born August 22, 1897 and died September 3rd of the same year. Dovie Putnam born August 5, She married Joseph Morgan and was still alive in Samuel Grady Putnam born August 28, 1901 in Rippys. He married Kate Sharpe in 1928, and later married Selma Johnson. He was at home in 1910 and 1920 and just married in Durham in He and Kate were in Washington DC in 1835 and Kate was a daughter of Julius Henry Sharpe and Mary Elizabeth Donnell and was born in Guilford County North Carolina November 14, 1900 and died in Greensboro, Guilford County in June Grady died there December 8, Guy Moore Putnam born May 27, 1905 and died February 17, He was in the Army in Fort Ethan Allen in Vermont in the 1930 census. He never married, but had a common law wife and they had a daughter. George Washington Putnam born November 27, 1858 and died December 5, John Daniel Putnam born October 18, He married Mary Jones in 1884, and died February 14, Mary was born October 23, 1861 and died September 21, Their children were: Dovie Ida Putnam born July 10, She married Charles Hambrick May 16, She was widowed by 1930 in Shelby and had her widowed mother with her then. She died in Shelby May 25, 1957.
16 Missouri C. Putnam born April 11, 1890 and died October 30, She married Lewis McSwain. Flossie Putnam born June 15, She married a Burleson and died July 14, Fannie E. Putman born September 5, 1901 and died at age 16 on March 16, Tonni Putnam born in William Alexander Putnam born September 29, He married Zulia Ellen Bridges on August 21, She was born July 26, 1858 and died March 21, He then married Ida Turner Wall on October 17, She died May 11, 1900, and he married Evie S. Hughes in There were five children in the first marriage, four in the second and six in the third. He was in Cherokee County South Carolina in He died January 12, 1917 in Spartanburg County South Carolina. The children were: James Brodus Putnam born September 29, 1881 and died September 21, 1930 in Gaffney, Cherokee County South Carolina. He married Catherine Rebecca Parris in They had these children: Alfred William Putnam born in South Carolina on July 14, He married Alice Louise Hanna. They lived in Ashville, and he died there October 2, Alice was at home with her folks in Gaston County in 1940 with Barbara Ann and said she was divorced. Based on the NC birth Records, they had: Barbara Ann Putnam born November 17, James Brodus Putnam Jr. born in This is Jim Putnam from Atlanta who has done a lot of research on the Putmans and Putnams from the Carolinas. Met him when Suzy s folks moved to Atlanta in the 1980s. Nice guy, worked for the Post Office but wasn t postal by any means J Lloyd J. Putnam born in Samuel Elector Putnam born July 24, 1883 and died December 20, 1947 in Carroll County Georgia. He married Belle Mary Chumm December 20, They were Sandy Run, Cleveland County in 1910 and in College Park, Fulton County Georgia in 1920 and They never had any children that I can see. John Leviger Putnam born May 10, 1885 and died August 6, 1967 in Winston- Salem, North Carolina. For some reason he is buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Gaffney, Cherokee County South Carolina. His wife was Dora Agnes Simpson. She was born December 25, 1886 and died in Winston-Salem on October 20, They were in Winston-Salem in 1920 and 1930 working at the tobacco plant. George William Putnam born May 4, 1888 and died December 12, He married Frances Victoria Ramsey November 4, She was born May 5, 1889 in South Carolina and died in Gaffney November 20, They are in Gaffney, Cherokee County South Carolina in 1920 and 1930 with these kids: William Parnell Putnam born July 27, 1907 and died in Gaffney, Cherokee County South Carolina in January He married Louise Best in 1926 and they are in Gaffney, Cherokee County South Carolina 1930 and 1940 and forever. She was a daughter of William Martin Best and Cora Thompson and was born in Spartanburg County August 29, 1909 and died in Gaffney January 7, As of 1940 they had a son Charles born in 1926, Harold born in 1928, Thomas born in 1930, Patsy born in 1932, Corrine in 1933, Carol Sue in 1935 and Joan in Zulu Rebecca Putnam born January 27, 1910 and died July 26, 1997 in Gaffney, South Carolina. Ralph Columbus Putnam born in 1914 and died in WWII in the Philippines April 24, He was at home in Gaffney in 1930 and married to Lucille in 1940 and they had a daughter Barbara Ann just born.
17 John H. Putnam born October 24, 1916 and died in Gaffney, South Carolina March 10, His wife was Annie. George G. Putnam born in 1919 and died January 20, Margaret C. Putnam born December 3, 1921 and died in South Carolina September 5, She married John T. Kennedy. Billie E. Putnam born in Aquilla Ester Putnam born July 12, 1890 and died March 14, She married Frederick Mack Sams March 27, Jesse Malcom Putnam born August 11, 1893 and died November 18, He married Laura Etta McSwain February 2, Laura was born September 12, 1899 and died in Shelby March 14, They had 12 kids in Cleveland County. One of his grandkids Cindy Lee Evans listed below gave me this info and also another generation or two. I have this info on file so if you need more, let me know or write Cindy at Delphia Inez Putnam born December 18, 1921 and died in Shelby January 1, She married L. B. Dick Conner and was a public school teacher. He was born July 6, 1919 and died in Shelby July 11, They had: Thomas Richard Connor born June 1, He married Fonda Kaye McCoy August 29, 1969 and then Charlotte Paris May 18, Linnie Suzanne Connor born March 2, She married Irvin Anthony October 14, 1972 and then Noyes Capehart Long on February 26, Laura Beth Connor born July 12, She married Joseph Bertram Brock December 19, 1980 and then Michael Edward Baity February 18, Dora Lena Putnam born May 16, 1923 and died in Rutherford County November 16, She married Onnie Rufus Baker. He was born November 17, 1915 and died in Shelby March 28, They had: Barbara Jean Baker born March 31, She married Roger Hornsby McKee Jr. on June 27, Larry Steven Baker born May 11, He married Ellen Laraine Willis on November 24, They split or divorced and he married her a second time on October 8, Jessie Frances Putnam born March 15, 1925 and died in Shelby May 9, She married Frank Miller Wall on November 12, He was born November 18, They had: Frank Miller Wall Jr. born February 25, He married Deborah Marie Williams on June 18, John Goyan Wall born May 31, He married Rebecca Lee Smith June 2, William Leonard Putnam born April 30, 1927 and died January 15, He married Donna Marjorie Jones Sparks November 1, She was born May 29, 1930 and died May 8, They had two children: Michael David Putnam born December 23, He married Deborah Cherie Boggs on August 2, 1970 and later Deloria Alice Bowling on April 26, Connie Lane Putnam born March 24, 1966 and married Buddy Wayne McSwain on September 16, Samuel Boyd Putnam born March 4, 1929 and died June 30, He married Jean Riva Hebert on June 23, She was born September 4, They had three children:
18 Cindy Lee Putnam born April 14, She married Phillip Tefft Evans February 27, He was born June 20, She is the gal that gave me all this info and more on this line down from Jesse Malcolm Putnam. Many thanks Cindy! Lori Ann Putnam born January 12, She married Timothy Lancaster September Steven Boyd Putnam born December 1, He married Donna Mischelle Hinson May 5, John Turner Putnam born June 10, 1931 and died May 6, He married Margaret Charlene Richards on May 3, She was born January 17, 1934 and died July 3, They had: Deborah Jean Putnam born June 17, She married J. D. Bridges September 11, 1970 and then married Leo Malcolm Bruce on September 200, Kathy Lynn Putnam born March 26, Thelma Mae Putnam born December 14, She married William David Harris June 12, Della Louise Putnam born October 27, She married Harry Suttle Walker on August 24, He was brn April 23, 1934 and died March 13, They had: Linda Cheryl Walker born August 26, She married Floyd Kenneth Shew on August 9, He was born July 30, Sheila Kay Walker born October 14, She married Dennis Michael Melton on March 13, He was born April 9, 1955 and died June 4, Harry Jeffrey Walker born September 11, He married Cherie Lee Vanderwal September 29, 1987 and then married Susan Mary Gorla June 12, Patsy Marie Putnam born April 19, 1935 and died February 4, She married Buford Frederick Greene March 20, 1957 and then Howard Johanessen on April 6, She had: Robert Fred Greene born August 25, He married Susan Heafner August 10, 180, then Robyn Renee Murray on October 25, 1986, then Jenny Kay Murray, a sister I guess, on June 21, David Gary Greene born September 15, He married Christina Jane Heafner May 17, JoAnn Putnam born October 16, She married Morris Joseph Bridges December 24, He was born June 5, They had: Pamela Denise Bridges born November 23, She married Dwight Franklin Harris on June 18, Kenneth Dale Bridges born February 21, He married Cindy Hope Gibson April 14, Kimberly Renee Bridges born July 5, She married Thomas Erwin Shires July 14, Gloria Jeanette Putman born September 13, She married Charles Samuel Bozovich November 30, 1957 and later married Raymond Franklin Farabee on November 27, She had: Samuel Daryl Bozovich born September 14, He married Elily Helen Smith August 6, Phillip Eugene Bozovich born February 8, 1963 and married Michelle Bennett June 24, James Malcolm Putnam born November 8, 1941 and died August 9, 1948.