Thursday, October 16, 2008

Brigadier General Rufus Putnam

3rd cousin 7x removed.
"The Father of Ohio", Surveyor General of the United States 1796-1803. Fought in the French and Indian War as well as the Revolutionary War. Established Marietta, Ohio as the first permanent American settlement in the Northwest Territory.
One of the original members of the Society of the Cincinnati. See the "Notable Ancestors" blog entry below for more information.

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