Third Generation

12. Martha Jane DENNIS was born in 1838 in Tennessee.1,6,7,8

A Martha J. Dennis married John A. Putty, 5 Jun 1865, Morgan Co, Illinois. Census records show her to be the same age and one of her brothers had also married into the Putty family, so presumably this is the same Martha Dennis.

1870 Census. Town of Macon, Macon Co, ILL. Hh 163
John Putty, age 55, b. TN
Martha, age 32
[Many of the children are too old - obviously her stepchildren]
Margret 19. Columbus, 17. Marion 15 [male). Allace 8. Sidney 9. All born in TN
Marlin, 8. Alinn, 7 [male], Born Illinois
If this is Martha and she married John in 1865, the rest of the children were also hers.]
James 4., Edward 2, and Thomas 8 months, all born Illinois

I looked back to 1860 and John Putty was then living in Putnam Co TN, Hh 46, a shoe & boot maker
John Putty, age 46. Ann, age 38.
Robt. 13. Margaret 10. Columbus 8. Monnie, 6 [male]. Sidney, age 1.
Elzabeth, age 18.
The school teacher, Fannie Cumming, age 22, lived with them.

1880 Census. The family had moved back to Jackson Co, TN. Hh 322
John A. Putty, age 61, farmer, b. TN
Martha J., 41, wife, b. TN
Merlin, 20, son, b. TN
Alvin G., 16, son, b. IL
Eddie A., 14, son, b. IL
Thos. H., 10, son, b. IL
Charlie F., 9, son, b. IL
David N., 8 son, b. IL
Sallie J., 5, dau, b. IL
Wilbert B., son, age 2, b. IL
Wilson C., son, age 4 months, born in March in Tennessee
Elizabeth Harp, age 22, Servant, b. NC

Martha Jane DENNIS and John A. PUTTY were married on 5 June 1865 in Morgan County, Illinois. John A. PUTTY was born in 1814 in Tennessee.

Martha Jane DENNIS and John A. PUTTY had the following children:



Marlin PUTTY was born in 1860 in Illinois.



Alvin G. PUTTY was born in 1864 in Illinois.



James J. PUTTY was born in 1865 in Illinois. He died before 1880 at the age of 15.



Edward P. PUTTY was born in 1868 in Illinois.



Thomas Jefferson PUTTY was born in 1869 in Macon County, Illinois.



Charles F. PUTTY was born in 1871 in Macon County, Illinois.



David K. PUTTY was born in 1872 in Illinois.



Sarah Jane PUTTY was born in 1875 in Illinois.



Wilburn William John PUTTY was born in 1877 in Illinois.



Wilson C. PUTTY was born in March 1880 in Jackson County, Tennessee.