|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1794|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 1887|
Son of William Abner Putman &
Mary Cook [Mitchell] Putman
Married 1st Elizabeth Dollar
about 1819 - Laurens Co., SC
Married 2nd Rebecca Hall
Married 3rd Elizabeth Lloyd
September 30, 1848 - Gonzales Co., TX
Married 4th Laney W. [Caraway] Carpenter
May 31, 1860 - Gonzales Co., TX
Veteran of Texas War of Independence,
wounded at San Jacinto 1836.
Following BIO contributed by:
Robert "Scott" Patrick
MITCHELL PUTMAN was born in South Carolina in 1794, and immigrated to Texas in April of 1835. In 1838, he received a Headright Certificate for one league and one labor of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Jackson County. At the time, Mr. Putman was married to Rebecca Hall, his second wife.
The first three years in Texas, proved to be a big challenge for Mr. Putman because he soon found himself a member of Captain William J.E. Heard's Company of CITIZEN SOLDIERS and fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. During the battle, he was wounded in the right arm. The war between Mexico and Texas was over for now but this wild country still proved to be a dangerous place to make your home and on December 9, 1838 while Mr. Putman was residing two miles below Gonzales on the Guadalupe River a band of Comanche Indians carried off four of his children, Rhoda, James, Elizabeth, and Juda. The children were in the woods together gathering pecans when the Indians attacked. James and Juda Putman were restored to their parents within the course of a few months. Elizabeth was kept for 2 years, when her father traded a grey mule for her. The eldest daughter, Rhoda, eventually married an Indian and became a member of the tribe. Twenty-seven years later, however, Mr. Chenault purchased her from the Indians and returned her to her parents. She is buried in the Putman family cemetery. Rebecca Hall Putman passed away on June 10, 1846 and was also buried in the Putman family cemetery.
Mr. Putman received 640 acres of land for participating in the Battle of San Jacinto, and was issued a Headright Certificate for a league of land because of his injury. Then on June 26, 1851 he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 895 for 320 acres of land for his service in the army from February 29 to May 29, 1836.
Mr. Putman was married to Elizabeth Lloyd, on September 30, 1948, and she died in Feb, 1859. Mr. Putman died in May 1884 and he and Elizabeth were also buried in marked graves in the Putman family cemetery four miles from Wrightsboro, Gonzales County, Texas. His son James married Maria Nash, and daughter Elizabeth married George Mitchell.
William Abner Putman (1766 - 1816)
Mary Cook Mitchell Putman (1771 - 1838)
William Putman (1817 - 1888)*
Margaret Jane Putman May (1828 - 1912)*
Sarah Elizabeth Putman Mitchell (1832 - 1919)*
Juda Lucy Putman Gibson (1836 - 1922)*
Created by: LoRetta Hughes
Record added: Jul 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20460717