me confusion in regard to localities; added to this are various contradictory statements received from descendants now scattered throughout the United States and who are limited somewhat in their knowledge by the tradition which variously states that Henry, senior, and Henry, junior, were killed at Lexington.
The whole life history of both father and son would undoubtedly prove interesting, as they seem to have had the same love of adventure, the reckless bravery and patriotism of General Israel Putnam, with whom they were allied by marriage as well as blood.
There is a romantic story concerning the courtship of Henry Putnam.
It is related that on one of his journeys from Medford to Connecticut, he stopped over night at Bolton, fell in love with his host's daughter, proposed in the morning, was immediately married and with his bride drove back—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