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Source:
The County of Fulton
A History of Fulton County, Ohio

Publ.: Madison, Wis. Northwestern Historical Association
1905

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  ISRAEL R. PUTMAN, one of the successful farmers and stock-growers of Fulton township, is another of those worthy citizens of the county who claim the old Keystone state as his place of nativity.  He war born in Somerset county, Pa., Jan. 29, 1851, and is a son of William and Julianna (Barnes) Putman, the former of whom was born in Somerset and the latter of Bedford county, Pa.  William Putman was a farmer by vocation and passed his entire life in his native county.  He went forth to do yeoman service as a Union soldier in the Civil War, and he died while at home on a veteran furlough, at the age of forty-three years.  His widow is still living in Pennsylvania.  They became the parents of two sons and two daughters, Israel R. being the eldest.  William Michael is a farm in Somerset county, Pa.; Mary A. is the wife of Smith B. King, of that county; and Lucretia is the wife of Simon Nicholson, of the same county.  Israel Putman is reared and educated in Pennsylvania, where he remained until he had attained the age of twenty years, when he started westward, passing a few months in Noble county, Ind., and then coming to Delta, Fulton county, Ohio.  Here he worked by the month about one year, after which he engaged in farming on his own responsibility.  In Feb. 1881, he purchased his present farm, of eighty acres, of which forty acres have been reclaimed by him, and he has erected good buildings on the place and has made other excellent improvements.  When he purchased the farm present attractive farm residence, and his large and well-equipped barn was built in 1901.  The place is divided into ten-acre lots, all being well fenced.  Mr. Putman devotes his farm to diversified agriculture and also give considerable attention to the dairy business, selling milk to the condensing plant in Delta.  He is a stanch adherent to the Republican party, and is a public spirited, enterprising citizen.  He has held school offices in his township, but has never been a seeker of official preferment.  He is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  July 4, 1871, is recorded as the date of Mr. Putman's marriage to Miss Mary C. Bratton, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Bratton, of Fulton township, both of whom are now deceased.  Mrs. Putman was born in this township, on the 29th of November, 1857.  Mr. and Mrs. Putman have two children: Archibald B. married Miss Ella Fauble and resides on a farm adjoining that of his father; and Chloe D. is the wife of Clarence Smith, principal of the public schools of Lyons.
Source: The County of Fulton - A History of Fulton County, Ohio - Publ.: Madison, Wis. Northwestern Historical Association - 1905 - Page 507

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