Daniel T. Rogers(b. 1943) - all my relatives - pafc4559 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

Daniel T. Rogers(b. 1943) - all my relatives


Stephen Otis

1Horatio N. Otis, Richard Otis, of Dover, N. H., and His Descendants, NEHGR Vol. 5, pp. 185-186 (Apr 1851)

"STEPHEN,2 (3 --II.) m. Mary Pitman, dau. of William Pitman, (dead in 1682) of Oyster River, (now Durham, which was then a part of Dover, as were also Madbury, Lee, Somersworth, Rollinsford, and parts of Newington -- Bloody Point -- and Greenland.) What became of of wife we cannot learn. Little is known of him or his family with certainty. He was killed as has already been mentioned, in the attack on Dover, 27 June 1689.
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These Canada Otises, were of Dover, were the grandchildren of the first Richard, and "inherited" an estate from somebody. But little reflection is necessary to arrive at the conclusion that they could not have been the children of any other than Stephen2; and we believe that they were carried away in 1689, among the "29 captivated" -- nearly all of whom were from the Otis Garrison, as near as we can ascertain. Supposing Stephen of "Kebeck" to have been 21 years of age at the time he gave the deed in 1710, it carries the date of his birth back to 1689 at least. Their change of name is easily accounted for -- when Catholics receive their baptism a person who has been christened as a Protestant, they generally give at the baptism a new name, either additional or as a substitute. If we are correct, Stephen Oris and Mary Pitman had children,
(16) I. STEPHEN,3 (Joseph-Marie) carried captive to Canada, 1689.
(17) II. NATHANIEL3 (Paul) carried captive to Canada in 1689, and the author of the letter given below, m. and had children in Canada.
(18) III. MARY3, (54) m. Ebenezer Varney of Dover, N. H., and left many descendants.".