Capt. Isaac Otis1,2

Male, #62841, (24 Sep 1752 - 2 Nov 1838)
Father*Dr. Isaac Otis Jr.1,2 (1 Sep 1719 - 9 Dec 1787)
Mother*Mehitable Bass1,2 (21 Apr 1728 - 15 Mar 1800)
Birth*24 Sep 1752 He was born on 24 Sep 1752 at Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.1,2 
American Revolution*between 1776 and 1780 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1776 and 1780
(Isaac served in the Revolutionary War for five years, a part of the time as one of Gen. Washington’s Life Guards.)1,3 
Marriage*31 Aug 1780 He married Ruth Brown at Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, on 31 Aug 1780 at age 27. Isaac and Ruth had one son, William Otis, b. 1781 at Cumberland, Rhode Island.1,4 
Death of SpouseMar 1781 His wife Ruth Brown died in Mar 1781 at Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island.1 
Death of Father9 Dec 1787 His father Dr. Isaac Otis Jr. died on 9 Dec 1787 at East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.1,2 
Marriage*16 Dec 1787 He married Elizabeth Briggs at Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, on 16 Dec 1787 at age 35. Isaac and Betsey had six children:
i. Isaac Otis, b. 2 Aug 1788
ii. Ruth Otis, b. 17 Jul 1791
iii. a child, b. 7 Jun 1793
iv. a child, b. 19 May 1796
v. Galen Otis, b. 16 Sep 1799
vi. Almira Otis, b. 20 Jun 1801.1,4 
Death of Mother15 Mar 1800 His mother Mehitable Bass died on 15 Mar 1800 at East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.1,2 
Death*2 Nov 1838 He died at Otisville, Orange Co., New York, on 2 Nov 1838 at age 86.1,2 
Biography* “At the commencement of the American Revolution, in 1776, Captain Otis, being filled with an ardent zeal for the independence of his country and the cause of equal rights and privileges, volunteered his services in defense of his country’s rights, and enlisted in the regiment under the command of Colonel Shepherd, in Captain Denforth’s company of militia of the Massachusetts line, and continued in service for the space of five years. At the conslusion of the Revolutionary War, Captain Otis settled at Cumberland, in the State of Rhode Island, and subsequently emigrated to the State of New York, where he resided for the last twenty years of his life.
     “It is said he was a man without an enemy, of a mild, amiable disposition, kind and affectionate, and of a noble and generous heart. He left numerous friends, and died in the full confidence of a blessed immortality.”.2 

Family 1

Ruth Brown (20 Oct 1754 - Mar 1781)
Marriage*31 Aug 1780 He married Ruth Brown at Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, on 31 Aug 1780 at age 27. Isaac and Ruth had one son, William Otis, b. 1781 at Cumberland, Rhode Island.1,4 

Family 2

Elizabeth Briggs (say 1755 - )
Marriage*16 Dec 1787 He married Elizabeth Briggs at Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, on 16 Dec 1787 at age 35. Isaac and Betsey had six children:
i. Isaac Otis, b. 2 Aug 1788
ii. Ruth Otis, b. 17 Jul 1791
iii. a child, b. 7 Jun 1793
iv. a child, b. 19 May 1796
v. Galen Otis, b. 16 Sep 1799
vi. Almira Otis, b. 20 Jun 1801.1,4 
ChartsWLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. David E. Joyce, compiler, e-mail address, Pane-Joyce Genealogy, 12 Dec 2011.
    http://cs.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/
  2. William A. Otis, A Genealogical and Historical Memoir of the Otis Family in America, Chicago, Illinois: , 1924, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
  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.
  4. “Cumberland vital records,” Vital Record of Rhode Island, Vol. 3, part 5, James N. Arnold, 1892.