This web site is dedicated to

  • General Rufus Putnam, Revolutionary War veteran, surveyor, founder of Marietta, Ohio, our ancestor, and
  • Florence B. Taylor, my grandmother, the one who never let us forget that we had ancesters to be proud of, and
  • Margery Estelle Young, my mother
  • "The Life of Rufus Putnam" written in 1886, by Marietta's own, Mary Cone. This volume includes excerpts from Putnam's own memoirs and extracts from his journal:
  • Photos of Campus Martius Museum, in Marietta, Ohio
  • Wagons Away! a social studies primer on the early 1790's settlement of the Western Reserve (Ohio). This wonderful, easy-to-read story is told through the experience of the real Benjamin Stone who - in 1791 - was age 9 and, with his family, made the rugged trip from Rutland, Massachusetts, to the Ohio Territory. Benjamin's family found Marietta and Belpre, Ohio freshly constructed, there on the banks of the Ohio River.

    Florence and sister, Mary, Burlingame

  • The writings of Florence Burlingame Taylor

    ... Her life story ,
    ... Her Descendants,
    ... The "BY-WAYS ," the Saltsburg Press newspaper columns and her...
    ... Poems - written over her lifetime. John & Dianne

    We will try to keep improving our web site, and look forward to hearing from you!

    Thanks!    You can email us: Dianne
    and John

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