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Joseph Otis

Male 1710 - 1788  (78 years)


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  • Name Joseph Otis 
    Born 16 March 1709/10  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 September 1788  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Union Street Cemetery, Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Joseph and Mercy lived at the ‘Two Stacks’ with her brother Barnabas.

      From William A. Otis’s Memoir of the Otis Family:
      Joseph was representative from Boston, and keeper of the jail; also mariner, and sheriff of Suffolk Co. After his death, his widow married Rev. John Hancock, the father of the governor.
      Joseph and his descendants occupied for many years the old house, built about 1700, known as ‘The Old Two-Stacks’. This house, however, was not built by Joseph, but by his wife’s family, the Littles. [2, 3]
    Person ID I45  Schirado
    Last Modified 29 September 2011 

    Father Capt. Stephen Otis,   b. 1661, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 August 1733, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Hannah Ensign,   b. about 1670, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1729, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 16 June 1685  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • “Steven Oatice married to Hanah Ensine th 16 day of Janne — 1685”
    Family ID F8  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mercy Little,   b. 8 May 1724 
    Married 2 February 1740  First Parish Church of Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Otis,   b. about 1743, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1790, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     2. Charles Otis,   b. about 1743, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1747  (Age ~ 3 years)
    +3. Mercy Otis,   b. about 1745, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1834, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
     4. Charles Otis,   b. about 1747, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1773  (Age ~ 25 years)
    +5. John Otis,   b. 9 July 1754, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 July 1832, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +6. Barnabas Otis,   b. 6 February 1756, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     7. Molly Otis,   b. about 1760, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F35  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

    2. [S3] L. Vernon Briggs, (1938).

    3. [S4] William A. Otis, (Winnetka, Ill, 1924).

    4. [S63] Scituate Births, marriages, and deaths, transcribed by George Ernest Bowman.


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