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Israel Putnam's First Home

 
 
Israel Putnam's First Home Plaque image. Click for full size.
October 8, 2018
1. Israel Putnam's First Home Plaque
Inscription.
400 Feet due East of
this tablet
was the site of the first home of
Israel Putnam
in the Colony of Connecticut

In 1739, he bought 514 ½ acres of the adjacent land from Governor Belcher at £5.0.0 per acre.
In 1740, here he came from Salem Village, Massachusetts, with his wife and first child, Israel Putnam, who later went with General Rufus Putnam to Ohio.
In 1742, the famous wolf was run to Earth.
In 1755, Putnam began his military career at The Battle of Lake George. In August he was made 2nd Lieutenant.
In 1756, he was a “Ranger” with Captain Rogers.
In 1758, Putnam was with Lord Howe when Howe was killed at Lake George. In August he was a prisoner in Quebec.
In 1759, as Lieutenant Colonel, he was as the capture of Ticonderoga and Montreal.
In 1762, he was in Cuba and at Detroit in 1764.

From all these absences, here he came back to the joys of home. Here his children grew up. Here, his devoted wife, the Mother of all his children, Hannah, Pope Putnam, died in 1765.

In 1767, after his second marriage, Putnam moved to his new home, The General Wolfe Tavern, near Brooklyn Green, because the number of his visitors was too great for a private house.

But here was the scene of many joyous reunions of old Comrades,

Israel Putnam's First Home Marker image. Click for full size.
October 8, 2018
2. Israel Putnam's First Home Marker
after the Indian and Colonial Wars and before The Revolutionary Period.

To commemorate
The 200th anniversary of his birth
This tablet has been placed by the
Colonel Daniel Putnam Association, Inc.
1718 – 1918
Viris Stat Republica

 
Erected 1918 by Colonel Daniel Putnam Association, Inc.
 
Location. 41° 49.537′ N, 71° 57.531′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, Connecticut, in Windham County. Marker is on Route 169, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn CT 06234, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Putnam and The Wolf (approx. 1.7 miles away); Putnam Wolf Den (approx. 2½ miles away); Brooklyn (approx. 2.6 miles away); Israel Putnam (approx. 2.7 miles away); Israel Putnam Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Brooklyn Civil War Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pomfret (approx. 3.1 miles away); Abington Congregational Meeting House (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Israel Putnam's First Home Site image. Click for full size.
October 8, 2018
3. Israel Putnam's First Home Site
 
 
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