Dr. Josiah Otis1

Male, #62839, (30 May 1749 - 25 Mar 1808)
Father*Dr. Isaac Otis Jr.1 (1 Sep 1719 - 9 Dec 1787)
Mother*Mehitable Bass1 (21 Apr 1728 - 15 Mar 1800)
Birth*30 May 1749 He was born on 30 May 1749 at Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.1 
Marriage*27 Nov 1772 He married Susanna Orr at Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, on 27 Nov 1772 at age 23. Josiah and Hannah were first cousins (his mother and her father were siblings). Their children were all born at Bridgewater:
i. Melville Otis, b. 15 Jul 1778
ii. Nabby Otis, b. 21 Aug 1781
iii. Bass Otis, b. 17 Jul 1784
iv. Clarissa Otis, b. 15 Nov 1786
v. Welcome Otis, b. 9 Aug 1790.2 
American Revolution*1780 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War in 1780.2,3 
Death of Father9 Dec 1787 His father Dr. Isaac Otis Jr. died on 9 Dec 1787 at East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.2,1 
Death of Mother15 Mar 1800 His mother Mehitable Bass died on 15 Mar 1800 at East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.2,1 
Death*25 Mar 1808 He died at East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, on 25 Mar 1808 at age 58.1 
Biography* Josian succeeded his father as a physician in East Bridgewater, where he had an extensive practice. In the Revolution, 1780, he was a Surgeon in Col. John Jacob’s Regiment with service for three months to reinforce the Continental Army.2,3 

Family

Susanna Orr (1752 - 20 Dec 1836)
Marriage*27 Nov 1772 He married Susanna Orr at Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, on 27 Nov 1772 at age 23. Josiah and Hannah were first cousins (his mother and her father were siblings). Their children were all born at Bridgewater:
i. Melville Otis, b. 15 Jul 1778
ii. Nabby Otis, b. 21 Aug 1781
iii. Bass Otis, b. 17 Jul 1784
iv. Clarissa Otis, b. 15 Nov 1786
v. Welcome Otis, b. 9 Aug 1790.2 
ChartsWLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. William A. Otis, A Genealogical and Historical Memoir of the Otis Family in America, Chicago, Illinois: , 1924, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
  2. David E. Joyce, compiler, e-mail address, Pane-Joyce Genealogy, 12 Dec 2011.
    http://cs.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/
  3. Lloyd Vernon Briggs, History and Genealogy of the Briggs Family, 1254-1937 (3 vols.), Boston: C. E. Goodspeed & Co, 1938, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 929.273 B768bL.