Benjamin Shattuck, Rev. (1687 - 1763) MP

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Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: First ordained minister of Littleton, MA
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About Benjamin Shattuck, Rev.

  • A marble monument erected in the Littleton Burying Ground bears the inscription: 

"Here sleeps until the resurrection morn, the Rev. Benjamin Shattuck, son of Dr. Philip Shattuck of Watertown, the first Ordained minister of Littleton. Born May 15, 1685. Died A. D. 1763, aged 78."

A tradition had prevailed that Philip was the father of Rev. Benjamin Shattuck, as stated in the above inscription, but evidence was found which proves a different relationship. The Worcester Registry of Deeds Vol. XXXV, p. 439 contains a conveyance dated 12 Jan 1748 of a lot of land in "Naraganset township, No. 2" (Westminster) to Abner Holden from "Benjamin Shattuck of Littleton" belonging to "the heirs of his honored father, Mr. William Shattuck, late of Watertown, deceased." And from old papers in the possession of David Kendall of Waltham, it appears that *his* real estate descended to him from Philip Shattuck through his son Benjamin Shattuck, and grandson Josiah Shattuck. These facts prove that Benjamin the son of Philip resided in Cambridge, and that Benjamin the son of William was the minister of Littleton. (1)


  1. [S160] Shattuck, Lemuel Shattuck, (Printed for the family by Dutton and Wentworth, Boston MA, 1855, reprinted by Quintin Publications, 22 Delta Drive, Pawtucket RI 02860,, Page 90 (Reliability: 3)
  2. Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire: a ..., Volume 2 By Lewis publishing company, Chicago. *Pg. 601


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Rev. Benjamin Shattuck's Timeline

July 30, 1687
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 16
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
February 10, 1710
Age 22
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
January 7, 1712
Age 24
Watertown, Middlesex, MA
Age 27
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
January 1, 1718
Age 30
Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 75
Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 75
Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
April 28, 1934
Age 76
January 7, 1935
Age 76