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as a man of seventy who had one son among the Medford minute men, and another in the Danvers company. The latter, who bore the father's name, was wounded and brought to Medford, whither his wife came to care for him until his recovery. But, killed at Menotomy, the father's lifeless body was brought to Medford, to the home from whence a few hours before he had gone to the fray. In his youth he had been in the expedition that captured the Gibraltar of America, Louisburg. But (as Miss Wild says it) though by age exempt, and having sons in the ranks, he showed his Putnam spunk and went with the rest. He had been for ten years a resident of Medford, his home probably in the valley opposite Medford's first schoolhouse. Gold stars are placed on the service flags and on the memorials of today. Certainly they should be beside the names of these two, William Polley, Henry Putnam, who went out from their homes in Medford on that 19th of April, to their death, on the first Patriots' day.
Henry Putnam of Medford. Where in Medford did Henry Putnam live? Perhaps the following lines mHenry Putnam live? Perhaps the following lines may partially answer this query: After his sale of his farm in Charlestown in 1765 (beyond the upper what of a puzzle to locate this pasture of Henry Putnam's. But a deed of April 20 next following, fnorth partly by Jona. Patten and partly by Henry Putnam, westerly by lately Whitmores, southwest bys shop and works thereon standing, was made by Putnam to John Andros of Marblehead, Shoreman, for his Proper Debt. At Henry Putnam's request, Andros had become bound with him to Ann Devereaux of Marbenty pounds upon the pasture land was given by Putnam to Ebenezer Turell (the Medford minister) whospland and meadow adjoined. In August, 1773, Putnam sold his pew, number 36, in the third meeting-iam Polley (also brought home) died, but Henry Putnam, Jr., recovered. But wherever the dwellingtor of Turell noted among unpaid bonds that of Putnam for twenty pounds. Whether the son Eleazer was[4 more...]