ldier from Medford who was killed at the battle of Lexington, is always of historical interest.
Two articles have appeared in the Register regarding him. In Vol.
XXII, p. 77, A Romance of Old Medford, and in Vol.
XXIV, p. 31, Henry Putnam of Medford.
He lived near Meeting House brook, but whether on the site of the present Home for Aged Men and Women or in the valley of the brook is not certainly known.
The following extracts concerning him are taken from The Putnam Lineage, by Eben Putnam, published in 1907, p. 70.
Henry Putnam b. 14 Aug., 1712; bapt.
Salem Village, 17 Aug., 1712; killed 19 Apr., 1775.
Son of Eleazer and Elizabeth Rolph Putnam of Salem Village.
There is considerable difficulty in tracing the history of this family (Henry), as the father left Danvers and his son Henry seems to have remained there, causing some confusion in regard to localities; added to this are various contradictory statements received from descendants now scattered throughout th