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Mercy Ross Otis Allen
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1747
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1824
Windham County
Connecticut, USA

My great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother. The daughter of "Deacon" Joseph Otis and Elizabeth Little, she married Lt. Perrin Ross in May, 1768. In some records, her name is given as "Marcy."

They had six children, one of which was my gr-gr-gr-gr-great grandfather, John Ross.

Mercy's mother, Elizabeth Little, was a great-great-granddaughter of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, who came over on the Mayflower. Among John and Priscilla's descendants are the poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Dan Quayle. There are connections by marriage to Franklin D., Eleanor and Theodore Roosevelt. Mercy's father, Deacon Joseph Otis was a first cousin of Daniel Boone.

Mercy's grandfather, David Little, was a direct descendant of yet another Mayflower passenger, Richard Warren.

Upon Perrin Ross' death at 30 in the 1778 Wyoming Valley Massacre (in which her brother, Jonathan Otis, was also killed), Mercy Otis Ross married Lt. Samuel Allen (b. 1743 in Pomfret, Connecticut) in March of 1782.  
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Otis (1712 - 1793)
  Elizabeth Little Otis (1719 - ____)
 
 Spouses:
  Perrin Ross (1748 - 1778)
  Samuel Allen (1742 - 1813)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel C Allen (____ - 1842)*
  Elizabeth Ross Wells (1765 - 1856)*
  Daniel Ross (1769 - 1837)*
  Jesse Ross (1772 - 1843)*
  John Ross (1776 - 1855)*
  Otis Allen (1787 - 1842)*
  Peter Allen (1794 - 1866)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Otis Chester (1740 - 1798)*
  Nathaniel Otis (1742 - 1834)**
  Mercy Ross Otis Allen (1747 - 1824)
  James Otis (1751 - 1837)*
  Jonathan Otis (1753 - 1778)*
  Barnabas Otis (1759 - 1850)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Allen Cemetery
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Terry C
Record added: Feb 23, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5225767
Mercy Ross <i>Otis</i> Allen
Added by: Terry C
 
 
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