1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 25, 2019 2:05 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking information on GG grandfather

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      I am seeking information on my Great Great grandfather Otis M Putney, born 1815 in Massachusetts. Family information says that he was born April 5, 1815 in Southbridge, MA.  To date I find no proof thereof.  I think his father was a Moses Putney, but I find no connections to join the two.  This has been my brick wall for twenty years, at age 90 I would really like to resolve!!

        • Re: Seeking information on GG grandfather
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Davidonis,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          Although Southbridge was settled in 1730, it was not incorporated until 1816.  This fact impacts the quantity and types of records that exist from the pre-1816 time frame.  The American Ancestors web site by New England Historic Genealogical Society may be able to determine what records were created in Worcester County during that time period.  Local church records in the county also may have the information you seek.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

           

          [Information provided by Elizabeth Burnes, Subject Matter Expert]

           

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