Several points re: [[Putnam-45]]:
a) A good deal of the confusion around this profile (which is now for _Elizabeth_ Putnam, dau. of Thomas) stems from Eben Putnam's 1891 "History of the Putnam Family", which in its entry for Benjamin Putnam contains at least one evident error, and two questionable/contradictory assertions:
1) Evident error: the statement that Benjamin's children's mother is named in their birth records as "Hannah". According to every transcript I've seen on FamilySearch, she's named as Sara or Sarah.
2) Questionable statement (by Eben Putnam): Benjamin married twice. This conflicts with...
3) ... EP's note that Col. Perley Putnam had stated that on 25 Aug. 1686, Benjamin had married "Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Putnam", because...
4)... the Col.'s statement necessarily makes _three_ marriages: (1) to Elizabeth Putnam, (2) to Sarah, mother of the children, surname (per NEHGS) probably Tarrant, died 1705 [see b) below], and (3) the known (and dated, 1 July 1706) marriage to Sarah Holton/Holter (various spellings).
If (and only if) the documentation is clear that Elizabeth Putnam, daughter of Thomas, married Joshua Bayley -- I have yet to study this -- then Col. Putnam appears to have been wrong; in which case Eben Putnam is right that there were only two marriages, both to women named Sarah. But if the Col. was right, there were three.
b) The 1705 death date on [[Putnam-45]] matches that given in the Salem records for the first of the two Sarahs (see http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Salem/Images/SalemV6_D171.shtml),
who, again, is the one named in records as the mother of the children; presumed (per NEHGS -- see Benj's source list) to have been Sarah Tarrant. This death date is therefore incorrect for Elizabeth (Putnam) Putnam and should be removed.