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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1091-1092 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

(II) Victor, second child of Jan (q. v.) and Cornelia Poutman, married Grietje, sister of Jan Pieterse Mabie, in Albany, December 13, 1706. Children: Cornelia Antje, Johannes, Pieter, Maritie, Jacob, Arent, Catharina, Cornelis, see forward. The eldest child was born August 3, 1707.

(III) Cornelis, son of Victor Pootman, was born December 17, 1728, died April 19, 1798. He married Elizabeth Pruyn, born 1726, died March 21, 1812.

(IV) Victor C., son of Cornelius and Elizabeth (Pruyn) Putman, was born in Glen, Montgomery county, New York, May 31, 1756, died November 9, 1816. He served in the war of the revolution in different commands. He was second lieutenant of Captain Lathrop Allen's company, Colonel John Harper's regiment ("The Levies"), first lieutenant in Colonel Marinus Willett's regiment ("The Levies"). After the death of General Nicholas Herkimer, Colonel Willett commanded the Tryon county militia as acting brigadier general, and in the battles of Johnstown and Caughnawaga defeated the enemy most signally. Lieutenant Putman was engaged with his regiment at Oriskany when General Herkimer fell at Saratoga. He also served as lieutenant in the Third Regiment, Tryon County Militia, commanded by Colonel Frederick Fisher. He married (first) Anne, born 1757, died February 14, 1813, daughter of Abraham Garrison. Married (second) Mrs. Margaret Visscher Ten Eyck, daughter of Harmon Visscher and sister of Colonel Frederick Visscher. She was born March 11, 1759, and was one of the two children who escaped when their brothers were massacred by the Indians at the homestead farm in 1780.

(V) Hon. Victor Abraham Putman, son of Lieutenant Victor and Anne (Garrison) Putman, was born in Glen, August 28, 1790, died September 21, 1813. [sic - this seems to be an error.] He was a prominent citizen of the town for many years, a member of the state legislature in 1836-37. He married Maria M., daughter of John S. and Eva (Clute) Vedder, old residents, natives of the county.

(VI) Victor Abraham (2), son of Victor Abraham (1) and Maria M. (Vedder) Putman, was born in Glen, July 28, 1832 [sic - this date doesn't mesh with those of his children], died December 29, 1900, and is buried in the cemetery at Auriesville. He married Evaline, daughter of Cornelius Van Horne. Children:

  1. Anna, born in Glen, November 19, 1841, married Edwin D. Cady, son of Welton and Catherine (Mabee) Cady,
  2. John V., see forward.

(VII) John V., son of Victor Abraham (2) and Evaline (Van Horne) Putman, was born on the old Putman homestead in Glen, Montgomery county, New York, March 14, 1844, died there June 13, 1909. He was a prosperous, prominent farmer of the town for many years. He served in various public capacities, supervisor, justice of the peace and many others. He was a leader of the Republican party in the town. He was a Free Mason, a Knight of Pythias, and a leading member of the Dutch Reformed church. He married, September 6, 1864, in Glen, Mary K. Van Buren, born in Glen, February 4, 1845, daughter of Jeremiah and Caroline (Shelp) Van Buren, and granddaughter of Barney Van Buren. She survives her husband and continues her residence on the homestead farm with her son, Abram V. Children:

  1. Carrie, born April 19, 1867; married, June 8, 1887, Ferdinand J. Houpt, of Gloversville, New York; children:
    1. Mabel L.,
    2. Victor P.,
    3. Roland A. and
    4. Norton Odell.
  2. Abram V., see forward.

(VIII) Abram V., only son of John V. and Mary K. (Van Buren) Putman, was born on the home farm, June 23, 1873. He was educated in the town schools and at Fairfield Military Academy. He succeeded to the ownership of the farm with his mother, and since his father's death has been the manager as well. He is a prosperous farmer, progressive, liberal-minded and energetic, and is a representative of the modern American farmer. He is interested in the public enterprises of the town, a voter of the Republican party, and a member of the Reformed church. He married, October 3, 1893, Grace M. Van Horne, born in Glen, January 8, 1873, educated in the Amsterdam high school, finishing at Miss Bell's private school. She is a daughter of John K. and Eleanor (Mabee) Van Horne, granddaughter of Daniel and Sabra (Hewett) Van Horne, and on the maternal side, granddaughter of Harmonus and Maria (Newkirk) Mabee.

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