"(III) Ensign John Tuttle, son of Judge John Tuttle (2), was born about 1675 at Dover; married Judith, daughter of Richard and Rose (Stoughton) Otis. Rose and her brother, Sir Nicholas Stoughton, Bart., were the only children of Anthony Stoughton Esq., of Stoughton, Surrey, England. She gave to her third son the Christian name of his uncle, Sir Nicholas, and the surname Stoughton has been for many generations since used as a Christian name in this family in commemoration of the connection. Ensign Tuttle, as he was generally known, held several civil offices, and was ensign of the Dover military company. He lived on the west side of Back River, about one mile from his father's house, on the farm that his grandfather John Tuttle had owned. Doubtless his father intended to give the place to Ensign Tuttle had he lived to survive his father, but instead, it went to the two eldest sons. The cellar of the house was lately visible on a ridge in the field halfway between the house now or lately owned by Samuel Tuttle and the old burying ground, in the pasture near the river, where the Ensign and his wife are buried. He owned a large tract of land in Somersworth parish of Dover, and another tract at Tole End. He was cut off in the prime of life by the hands of the Indian enemies, May 7, 1712, while attending to some business at his mill on the upper falls of Cochecho, accompanied by his eldest son. They were set upon by the Indians and he was slain, but his son Thomas escaped. The Boston New Letter, May 12, 1712, reported the murder thus: "On Tuesday they mortally wounded and scalped John Crommit of Dover. On Wednesday at Tole End mill about a mile from Colonel Waldron's, Ensign Tuttle was killed." His wife, Judith Otis, had a tragic experience earlier in life. At the time of the Great Massacre at Dover, in 1689, her father, mother, brother and sister were slain by the Indians, the garrison house of her father burnt, and she herself taken captive with two other sisters and carried away. But the Indians were overtaken by a party of English soldiers at Conway, on their way to Canada, and the captives rescued. Judith was left a widow with six young children when her husband fell a victim of the savages. Their success in life indicate the ability and intelligence of their mother. Children: 1. Mary, born January 7, 1697-8, married James Canney. 2 Thomas, born March 15, 1699; he and descendants were Quakers. 3. Judith born May 10, 1702. 4. John, born May 8, 1704. 5. Dorothy, born March 21, 1706. 6. Nicholas, born July 27, 1708. 7. James, born February 9, 1710-11; died July 9, 1790."