Barnabas Little Otis

Barnabas Little Otis

Birth
New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 15 Jan 1850 (aged 93)
Marion County, Ohio, USA
Burial Meeker, Marion County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 39949482 · View Source
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BARNABAS LITTLE OTIS
Barnabas Little Otis (SAR files) was born to Deacon Joseph Otis and Elizabeth Little at North Parish, New London County, Connecticut 14 July 1756. He was among the younger of fifteen children (Otis, p. 119-121, 168). He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, enlisting at Lebanon, Connecticut in 1775. He served in Captain Keyes' Company in Colonel Durkee's Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers in the Continental Army. He was engaged in the battles of Trenton and Princeton [the password at Trenton as "Victory or Death", and in numerous skirmishes. Barnabas Otis was honorably discharged, after thirteen months' service, at Morristown, N.J., in 1776. In 1819 and 1821, he applied for a pension which he received in Ohio (Otis, 121; McKenzie, 274, 360-363; Pension Files; White p. 2555). In 1783, after the War, he married Mable Turner of Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut, and they parented 10 children. Barnabas Otis is listed on the 1810 census in Avon, Ontario County, New York (Census, New York 1810 p. 117; Otis p. 121). While Otis contributors believed he moved to Ohio in 1814, Barnabas applied for a pension from Ontario County, New York, dated Nov. 22, 1819. The pension files find Barnabas Otis in Washington County, Ohio in 1821. Barnabas Otis and family are found on the 1830 census in Fearing Township with his sons Stephen, Barnabas, James, and daughter Minerva's families on their own properties. His older son Stephen Otis was in Union Township. Barnabas remained in Fearing Township for 1840, with sons Stephen, William, and Barnabas Jr. on their own properties, but James had moved to Marion County.
Barnabas Little Otis died 15 January 1850, his wife Mable (Turner) died fifteen days earlier on 1 January 1850. Barnabas has a memorial stone in the Revolutionary War Court, Pawpaw Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio. It is in Grand Township about one-half mile north of the interestection of Hwy 37 running north and Hwy 309. Barnabas is in the Lot 9, a court for Revolutionary War Veterans. His headstone is still readable (1999):
BARNABAS OTIS
CT. MIL.
REV. WAR
His daughter-in-law Ellice Otis has a beautiful headstone: ELLICE wife of JAMES OTIS.


NAME: middle name Little sent by SAR descendant Keith T. Johnson, DVD; his source the SAR Patriot Index Database, published August 1999 by Progeny Publishing, PMB 20066, 300 Pearl Street Suite 200, Buffalo, NY 14202. Phone 800-565-0018. Cost 39.95 plus $5 shipping.

p.owens@iname.com October 14, 1999
Went to Pawpaw cemetery on Saturday and got the pictures. . . Couldn't find Mehitable's stone. There was one next to Barnabas's stone, but was broken off close to the ground and there was no stone lying there. . . Hopefully, the pictures will turn out good (30-40? stones standing). . . .

Otis, William Augustus. A GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF THE OTIS FAMILY IN AMERICA, Chicago: Schulkins Inc. 1924. 698 pages. Available: Higginson Book Company, 14 Derby Square, PO Box 778, Salem, Massachusetts; Library of Congress 1939; FHC LDS on microfilm #24. Page 121, XIL, BARNABAS.


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  • Maintained by: E D
  • Originally Created by: Pastor Haines
  • Added: 27 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39949482
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barnabas Little Otis (14 Jun 1756–15 Jan 1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39949482, citing Paw Paw Cemetery, Meeker, Marion County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by E D (contributor 47334999) .