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proposed in the morning, was immediately married and with his bride drove backā€”her dowry consisting of two cows and twelve sheep. He is said to have been at the capture of Louisburg, being in command of a company there; his son Henry was also there from Danvers. In 1738, he united with his brother, Samuel Putnam of Topsfield, and their mother, Elizabeth, in a deed of sale of land in Danvers to Benjamin and Joseph Knight. In or about the year 1745, he sold his father's homestead to Phineas Putnam, but had not disposed of all his property in Danvers, as he was on tax list in 1752, and on the fourth of March of that year was one of the three tellers at the first town meeting in Danvers to collect and count the votes for selectmen. At this meeting he was chosen surveyor of lumber. Probably about this time he removed to Charlestown, as the name of Henry Putnam does not occur on the Danvers tax list until 1757, when we may suppose it is the son and not the father who is mentioned.