|JEREMIAH PUTNAM and HANNAH ROE
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Maria Putnam Allen was born in 1839, one of 13 children of Jeremiah Putnam and Hannah Roe born between 1821 (eldest child Jonathan) and 1844 (Lydia, who died in 1846). Eight of the children lived to adulthood and, of these, Maria was the youngest. She grew up in North Harpersfield and married Almon Allen there on May 8, 1864. They moved to Schoharie County, where they lived for the rest of their lives; Almon died in 1907, and Maria in 1926.
The following is a list of her siblings. Most dates are approximate and are based on census records.
Jonathan Putnam (1821-1894) married Frances Browner and moved to Sangamon County, Illinois; they are buried there in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Polly Putnam (1822-1869) married William Burton; they lived in Harpersfield, Delaware County, before moving to Schoharie County.
Caroline Putnam (1824-1855) married Myron Owen; they lived in Harpersfield before moving to Sanford, Broome County.
Charles Putnam (16 December 1826-1917) married Mary E. Wright, who died in 1853, and then married Harriet E. Burrows, who died in 1900. They had several children, four of whom lived to adulthood. They lived in Sanford, Broome County; he is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Delaware County.
Sarah Putnam (1828-unk.) married Horace Pierce in Delaware County, and they lived there until his death; after that she lived in Schoharie County with nephew Ira Allen, and then in Maryland, Otsego County, with sister Cynthia Putnam Campbell.
Margaret Putnam (1831-1843) lived in Harpersfield, Delaware County.
Catherine Putnam (1834-unk.) lived in Harpersfield, Delaware County; she did not live to adulthood.
Olive Putnam (1835-1841) lived in Harpersfield, Delaware County.
Cynthia Putnam (1835-1922) married Alexander Campbell; they lived in Maryland, Otsego County.
Samuel Putnam (1838-1928) moved to Sangamon, Illinois, where his older brother Jonathan lived; he married Anna Browner there.
Horace Putnam (1842-1843) and Lydia Putnam (1844-1846), Maria's two younger siblings, did not survive.
Almon Allen and Maria Putnam Allen had two sons, Ira Allen (1865-1936) and John Allen (1868-1948). Both of them, in turn, had two children (one son and one daughter each). They raised their families in Schoharie County.