James Otis

James Otis

Birth
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Sep 1754 (aged 62)
Burial Chester, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 42293651 · View Source
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James, born in Scituate, MA Jan 21, 1692-1693. Married Sarah, daughter of Col. Tudor of New York, in June 1728. She died at Colchester Feb 15, 1788, age ninety-one. He died at Saybrook, Conn., Sept 6, 1754, age sixty-two. Her parents returned to England (also all the family except Sarah and a sister) on account of the war.
Mr. Otis united with the church at Montville, Conn., April 14, 1723. His name first appears on the Montville records Jan 29, 1721, about which time he came with his father and family from Scituate. He was a "husbandman"; also constable, surveyor of lands, and much in church and town business. April 2, 1750, he sold land and buildings in Montville for 4000 pounds to I. Willoughby of Norwich, and in December of the same year is mentioned as of West Haddam. His wife made her will March 8, 1784, and gave to her sons John, Stephen and Richard; to her daughters, Elizabeth Bigelow and Lucretia Skinner; to two granddaughters, Sarah Ann Wattles and Abigail Hide; to two grandsons, Joseph and Asa Hinckley, children of her deceased daughter Elcy. Her will was probated at Colchester. Her father was very distantly connected to the royal house of Tudor, which in a measure possibly accounts for all his family being violent Tories and returning to England. From the "A memoir of the Otis Family in America" by William A. Otis, 1924, page 85.


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Son and Heir to Joseph Otis Esq of New London by Dorothy his wife, In ye 63rd year of his age


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  • Created by: Irma
  • Added: 23 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42293651
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Otis (21 Jan 1692–6 Sep 1754), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42293651, citing Hearse Hill Cemetery, Chester, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Irma (contributor 46927625) .