(From Allegany County Democrat; June 15, 1877) Researched & Submitted by Mary A. Rhodes

Died, at Whitesville N. Y., June 10th 1877 Archelus Putnam, born at Hillsborough N.H., June 1st, 1792.  Mr. Putnam served as a soldier in the war of 1812, came to, and settled in Whitesville, January 31st, 1827 at which time there were less than a dozen families in the town of Independence.

(unknown, but, believed to be buried at Hillside Cemetery, Whitesville.)