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Alexander Putman
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Birth: Oct. 7, 1828
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: unknown
Mercer County
Ohio, USA

Alexander was the son of Peter Putman and Margaret Adams. He married Mary Elizabeth Temple and Sarah Anne Shaffer. He wrote his will on 15 Apr 1857. He was a farmer.

"The last wolf in the township was killed by Alexander Putman. He was calling wild turkeys by mimicking their call, when a wolf, supposing he was a turkey, approached him, expecting to feast on wild turkey. Putman saw him place his fore feet on a log, listening to catch the sound of the supposed wild turkey's call, and shot him in this position. (late 1850s)
(From the "History of Van Wert County." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Putman (1802 - 1885)
  Margaret Adams Putman (1810 - 1844)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Elizabeth Temple Putman (1828 - 1852)
  Sarah Ann Shaffer Lommasson (1836 - 1903)
 
 Children:
  Marion Putman (1856 - 1857)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alexander Putman (1828 - ____)
  Isaac Putman (1829 - 1894)*
  Rosannah Putman Ickes (1831 - 1897)*
  John Putman (1833 - 1922)*
  Mary Putman Brewer (1838 - 1864)*
  Mariah Putman Shaffer (1840 - 1931)*
  Winfield Scott Putman (1854 - 1935)**
  Zachariah Taylor Putman (1855 - 1932)**
  Jasper Newton Putman (1857 - 1939)**
  Peter Farmer Putman (1858 - 1900)**
  Sarah Elizabeth Putman Hurraw (1860 - 1940)**
  Francis Marion Putman (1862 - 1939)**
  Elder Willis Putman (1864 - 1950)**
  Arminta Putman King (1866 - 1938)**
  William Clarke Putman (1869 - 1924)**
  Clara B. Putman Chivington (1872 - 1957)**
  Andrew Putman (1873 - 1874)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ridge Slater Cemetery
Van Wert County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Sep 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21839337
Alexander Putman
Added by: Deb Curry
 
Alexander Putman
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Added by: Judy Llamas
 
 
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a Putman decendant
- Melva "Jo" Wright
 Added: Jul. 11, 2012
Rest in Peace, grand uncle. The history books say you killed the last wolf in Van Wert County.
- Judy Llamas
 Added: Nov. 8, 2008
 
 
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