Here is what I have on Francis and on down:
He was born in 1837 in Tennessee. He married Mary ‘Polly’ White about 1857. I don’t find them in 1860 or 1870. He died in Lauderdale County in the 1870s. Polly White was born December 23, 1839 and died in Lauderdale County February 16, 1919.
In the1880 census of Lauderdale County there was Polly Putman living near the other Putmans in the area. The listing showed her as 41 AL TN TN and she had these children: Mary 19 AL, Sallie 19 AL, Will 10 AL and Mat, a daughter, 6 AL. Also very near was George Washington Putman who was her eldest at 20 AL. I don’t find her in 1900, but in 1910 she is with her then married daughter Mollie.
At any rate, here are the children of Francis and Mary or Polly Putman, as near as I can determine.
GEORGE WASHINGTON PUTMAN born June 22, 1858. In 1880 he is living very near his widowed mom Polly Putman and near Abel Putman. He married Mary Elizabeth Thornton about 1880. She was born in September 1855 and died in 1928. They are still in Lauderdale County in 1900, 1910 and 1920. He is widowed by 1930 and living with his son Thomas. He died in Lauderdale County June 14, 1942. Children were:
George Garvin Putman born January 21, 1886. In 1920 his wife was Luttie May Davis. Lutie was a daughter of Andrew D. Davis and Mary Susan Kelley and was born September 2, 1892 and died in Florence, Lauderdale County on November 11, 1971. George died November 25, 1947. They had:
George Estes Putman born June 7, 1912 and will die in Anderson, Lauderdale County April 3, 1996. He married Kathleen Mason. Kathleen was born May 2, 1914 and will die in Lauderdale County June 5, 2006.
Clayton Elstis Putman born March 18, 1914 and died in Lauderdale County in May 1984. He got married at age 14 to Catherine and they are living with his folks in 1930. He later married Ruth Mae Mason, who was born in 1916 and died in 2009. He had some 11 kids.
Nelarene Putman born June 7, 1931 in Lauderdale County and died in Athens, Limestone County October 11, 1999. She married Leroy Davis who was born August 31, 1929 and died August 23, 1958.
You can go to my website www.BillPutman.com
then to Genealogy to Putnam/Putman to Southern Putnams to Alabama and the to Bazel of Lauderdale County. You can track the line back then to England in 1000.