||Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
||1626 - 1773
||OTIS or OTTIS
|Volume 3, Page 324
Nathaniel, 28 May 1690, bapt. 6 Sept. 1691; Mercy, 15 Oct. bapt. 13
Nov. 1692; Solomon, 13 Oct. bapt. 20 Dec. 1696, H. C. 1717; and
James, 14 June 1702, the gr. politician, f. of the eloq. James. H. C.
1743, the prime mover of the Americ. revo. He was rep. 20 yrs. and
aft. that, 21 yrs. of the Counc. and d. 23 Sept. 1727. JOSEPH, Scituate,
br. of the preced. m. 20 Nov. 1688, Dorothy Thomas, d. of Nathaniel,
had Nathaniel, b. 30 Jan. 1690; James, 21 Jan. 1693; Deborah, 24
Apr. 1694; Mary, 20 Mar. 1696; Dorothy, 24 Apr. 1698; Elizabeth 2
Sept. 1700; Ann, 21 Sept. 1702; Bethia, 20 Nov. 1703; Delight, 19
Dec. 1706; Hannah, 10 Dec. 1709, d. at 16 yrs; Joseph, 1 Oct. 1712;
and Rachel, 1 Dec. 1713; rem. to New London a. 1716, was in gr.
esteem, and d. 11 June 1754, hav. made his will 9 Jan. preced. NICHOLAS,
Dover, s. of Richard, had Nicholas, but his w. is not kn. He was
k. by the Ind. in assault of the town, 26 July 1696, when his s. was tak.
carr. off to Penobscot, and in short time releas. but liv. not long. RICHARD,
Dover 1656, had been first at Boston, there, in May 1655, when
adm. to be an inhab. call. a smith, prob. was only s. b. a. 1626, of
Stephen of Glastonbury, Co. Somerset, who seems to have been elder br.
of the first John; had in Nov. 1655 ld. at D. was selectman 1660, and
had three ws. the first, Rose Stoughton, m. some yrs., bef. he was at D.
From a MS. in the Brit. Museum, marked No. 6174 in the catal. of
those call. "Additional," writ. by Sir Nicholas S. in wh. the latest date
perceiv. is 1672, I found, she was his elder sis. b. a. 1629, and d. of
Anthony, sent by his and her f. 1643, by capt. S. (no doubt our Israel),
to America, and the MS, adds, "now liv. there, the w. of ________ Otis,
with sev. ch." Of these ch. we learn not, for most, the exact date of b.
and must not be confid. of the order; the names were Stephen, b. 1652;
Rose; Richard; Nicholas; Solomon, 15 Oct. 1663, d. next yr.; Experience,
7 Nov. 1666; and Judith. Bef. 5 Nov. 1677, he had sec. w.
Shuah, wid. of James Heard, on whose est. he was then admor. but no
ch. of this m. is heard of. By third w. Grizzle, a young d. of James
Warren, he had Hannah, b. 1689; and a d. 6 Mar. 1689, the subject of
romantic story. He was k. by the Ind. 28 June 1689, with his d. Hannah,
when his w. and the ch. of 3 mos, were tak. away to Canada. The
ch. was bapt. by the French, who purch. her, and the mo. aft. m. a
Frenchman, having two ch. and being left a wid. she came back to N. E.
m. capt. Thomas Baker of Brookfield, for wh. and her suffer. the town
made her gr. of ld. if she would not go again to Canada. Her former
ghostly father wrote to preserve or recover his convert, but our Gov.
Burnet took up the spiritual controversy, and the Romish priest failed.
She liv. to 23 Feb. 1773. The mo. m. a Mr. Robitail at Montreal, and
liv. to great age. The three elder ds. had been tak. at the same time,