Dr. James Otis1

Male, #62862, (3 Sep 1734 - 24 May 1807)
Father*Dr. Isaac Otis1 (1699 - 11 Nov 1777)
Mother*Deborah Jacob1 (22 Apr 1698 - 17 Mar 1783)
Birth*3 Sep 1734 He was born on 3 Sep 1734 at Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.1 
Baptism27 Oct 1734 He was baptized on 27 Oct 1734.1,2 
Marriage*3 Oct 1761 He married Lucy Cushing at Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, on 3 Oct 1761 at age 27. James and Lucy had the following children:
i. Lucy Otis (15 Jun 1763-25 Dec 1832)
ii. James Otis (21 Apr 1765-1836)
iii. Hannah Otis (24 Feb 1767-28 Mar 1831)
iv. Dr. Cushing Otis (7 Mar 1769-16 Oct 1837)
v. Elizabeth Otis (Died unmarried) (25 Apr 1771-4 Apr 1846)
vi. Abigail Otis (11 Oct 1773-6 Sep 1848)
vii. Thomas Otis (15 Jul 1776-29 Oct 1841.)1,3 
American Revolution*circa 1776 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War circa 1776
(He was a surgeon both on board the sloop of war Ranger and with the American forces at Ticonderoga.)1 
Death of Father11 Nov 1777 His father Dr. Isaac Otis died on 11 Nov 1777 at Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.1,4 
Death of Mother17 Mar 1783 His mother Deborah Jacob died on 17 Mar 1783 at Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.1,4 
Death*24 May 1807 He died on 24 May 1807 at age 72.1 
Burial*25 May 1807 His body was interred on 25 May 1807 at South Parish Cemetery, Norwell, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.1 
Biography* Dr. Otis was the third physician of Scituate, and commenced practice about 1760. He was in the French War and served as surgeon’s mate at Crown point in 1758, in Colonel Bayley’s regiment. In 1774 he was on a committee appointed by the town, which reported that ‘the arbitrary measures of the British Pariament are subversive of those rights and liberties which our fathers have handed down to us.’ He was also one of the Scituate Committee of Inspection, who reported all who were inimical to the Continental Association.2

James and Lucy lived in the Isaac Otis house beside Stony Cove Brook. He began to practice medicine about 1760, after having been in 1756 a Surgeon’s Mate in the French War.5 

Family

Lucy Cushing (27 Dec 1735 - 24 Jun 1816)
Marriage*3 Oct 1761 He married Lucy Cushing at Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, on 3 Oct 1761 at age 27. James and Lucy had the following children:
i. Lucy Otis (15 Jun 1763-25 Dec 1832)
ii. James Otis (21 Apr 1765-1836)
iii. Hannah Otis (24 Feb 1767-28 Mar 1831)
iv. Dr. Cushing Otis (7 Mar 1769-16 Oct 1837)
v. Elizabeth Otis (Died unmarried) (25 Apr 1771-4 Apr 1846)
vi. Abigail Otis (11 Oct 1773-6 Sep 1848)
vii. Thomas Otis (15 Jul 1776-29 Oct 1841.)1,3 
ChartsWLC / 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. Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, NEHGS, Boston, 1909, two volumes.
  4. New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (2 vols.), Boston: Stanhope Press, 1909, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 974.482/S1 V28.
  5. L. Vernon Briggs, History and Genealogy of the Briggs Family, 1254-1937, 1938, Three volumes.