The following data is extracted from Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
PROCTOR PUTNAM, son of Hiram, and grandson of Caleb Putnam, was born July 8,1814. From eighteen to twentyeight years of age he followed the occupation of masonthe last four years was superintendent in building the locks on the Glens Falls Feeder Canal, and Black River Canal, N. Y.. In 1842 he removed to Lake County, Illinois, and purchased the farm on which he now lives. The following brief statement of his affairs will be of interest to all those who remember the once penniless boy of Croydon : He has six hundred acres of choice land valued at sixty dollars per acre, six hundred of the finest merino sheep, seventy head of cattle, and thirty hogs, besides much other property. In 1842 he married Rosilla Sargent, of Grantham, N. H.
Source: Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire