Dr. Isaac Otis

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Isaac Otis

Birthplace: Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Massachussetts, United States
Place of Burial: South Parish Cemetery, Norwell, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Otis, of Scituate and Hannah Otis
Husband of Deborah Otis
Father of Dr. Isaac Otis; James Otis; Infant Nabby Otis; William Otis; Stephen Otis and 6 others
Brother of Hannah Richmond; John Otis; Thankful Otis; Joshua Otis; Infant Otis and 2 others

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About Dr. Isaac Otis

Dr. Isaac Otis was born in 1699 in Scituate, MA. [223] and died on 11 Nov 1777 in Scituate, MA. [116] He is buried in South Parish Cemetery, Norwell, MA.

Parents: Captain Stephen Otis (1661-1733) and Hannah Ensign (1667-1729).


  1. on 25 May 1719 in Scituate, MA. [85] to Deborah Jacob, daughter of Dea. David Jacob (20 Jun 1664-10 Feb 1748) & Sarah Cushing (26 Aug 1671-24 Sep 1723). She was born on 22 Apr 1698 in Scituate, MA and died in Scituate, MA, on 17 Mar 1783; she was 84. [116]. She is buried in South Parish Cemetery, Norwell, MA.

Children include:

  1. Josiah Otis (Died young) (8 Oct 1721-26 Mar 1723)
  2. Dr. Isaac Otis (1 Sep 1719-9 Dec 1787)
  3. Deborah Otis (16 Oct 1723-8 Dec 1807)
  4. Josiah Otis (4 May 1725-23 Jan 1744)
  5. William Otis (23 May 1726-)
  6. Stephen Otis (4 Nov 1728-18 Feb 1773)
  7. Hannah Otis (9 Mar 1730-)
  8. James Otis (Died soon) (22 Apr 1733-13 May 1733)
  9. Dr. James Otis (3 Sep 1734-24 May 1807)
  10. Thomas Otis (Died soon) (29 May 1736-10 Jun 1736)
  11. Thomas Otis (Died soon) (20 Jun 1738-3 Aug 1738)
  12. Nabby Otis (Died soon) (12 Aug 1739-18 Nov 1739)


Isaac was born in the Ensign house in Scituate. [7]

Dr. Isaac, the first regular bred physician who settled in Scituate, and to whom the Town 'Voted a settlement of £100 to encourage him to remain in the Town,' in 1719. “He is remembered by some of our aged people as a gentleman of uncommon accomplishments of person and of mind.” [6]

He purchased first a property on what is now called Old Oaken Bucket Road, near Greenbush Village, known as the ‘widow Nichols property,’ near George Moore’s bridge. He lived there until 1723, when he bought of Joseph Nash the house near Stony Cove Brook, built by him in 1700. There was an exchange of properties at this time, Joseph Nash taking title to the larger estate, and Dr. Otis, the smaller, which was more desirable situated for a doctor, being located on the main highway leading to the ‘up river settlement.’ [7]



  • 223. William A. Otis, A Memoir of the Otis Family, Winnetka, Ill, 1924.
  • 116. Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, NEHGS, Boston, 1909, two volumes.
  • 85. “Scituate Births, marriages, and deaths,” transcribed by George Ernest Bowman, Mayflower Descendant, various volumes.
  • 7. L. Vernon Briggs, History and Genealogy of the Briggs Family, 1254-1937, 1938, Three volumes.
  • 6. Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from Its First Settlement to 1831.
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Dr. Isaac Otis's Timeline

Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
September 1, 1719
Age 20
Scituate, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 35
November 11, 1777
Age 78
Massachussetts, United States