Since Reverend Daniel Putnam first occupied the homestead at 27 Bow Street in 1720, his direct descendents have lived there until the early 1960s.
This homestead and its family provide a backdrop to view the development of a small American country community from its agrarian beginnings, through its participation in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, two World Wars, and the accompanying economic, social and technological innovations.
Reverend Daniel and his wife Rebecca (Putnam) had eleven children. Daniel, born 1721, lived there.
Daniel and his wife Hannah (Ingalls) had seven children. Henry, born 1755, lived in the house.
Henry and his wife Mary (Hawkes) had eight children. Joshua, born 1782, continued in the homestead.
Joshua and his wife Eunice (Hayward) had six children. Henry, born 1813, lived there.
Henry and his wife Elizabeth (Long) had five children. George Henry, born 1852, resided in the home.
George Henry and his wife Minnie (Fowle) had one child. Raymond, born 1896, lived there.
Raymond Fowle Putnam lived in the homestead almost until his death in 1962. He was the town cemetery commissioner from 1953-1961, as commemorated in the 250th Anniversary Annual Report in 1963.