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Rachel Otis (Hersey)

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Hingham, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: December 26, 1793 (79)
Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Hersey and Mary Hersey
Wife of Ephraim Otis, MD and Ephraim Otis
Mother of Mary Lincoln; Rachel Otis; Charles Otis; Abigail Otis; Ruth Otis and 7 others
Sister of Mary Lincoln; Elizabeth Nye and Dr. Ezekiel Hersey

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About Rachel Otis

Rachel Hersey. Born on 29 May 1714 in Hingham, MA.50 Rachel died in Scituate, MA, on 26 Dec 1793; she was 79.72 Buried in Otis Cem., Norwell.

The dowry of Rachel Hersey consisted of 500 acres of land and two slaves.47

On 6 Sep 1733 when Rachel was 19, she married Ephraim Otis (24876) , son of Job Otis (11894) (20 Mar 1677-1758) & Mercy Little (21775) (26 Feb 1678-1755), in Hingham, MA.50 Born on 28 Jul 1708 in Scituate, MA.72 Ephraim died in Scituate, MA, on 14 Dec 1794; he was 86.72 Buried in Otis Cem., Norwell. Occupation: farmer. Marriage intention published on 17 Feb 1732 at Scituate, MA.72

Ephraim settled on the estate in Scituate, (Pleasant Street, Norwell), which has been in the possession of his descendants until 1930. This 200-acre farm was bequeathed to Ephraim by will of his father, Job. Ephraim was a successful farmer, managing his large estate with the aid of his slaves, frugally and successfully, until he had acquired a respectable competence. Ephraim and Rachel had 12 children.

Their children include:

i.  Dr. Ephraim Otis (ca 1734-21 Oct 1816) 
ii.  Lucy Otis (15 Apr 1738-ca 1 Jan 1822) 
iii.  Charles Otis (6 Mar 1740-) 
iv.  Priscilla Otis (1742-1836) 
v.  Ruth Otis (ca 1746-2 Sep 1828) 
vi.  Anna Otis (Died soon) (1748-18 Jan 1749) 
vii.  Mary Otis (-12 Sep 1773) 
viii.  Rachel Otis 
 ix.  Lydia Otis (ca 1753-1 Jan 1814) 
x.  Abigail Otis (ca 1754-) 
xi.  James Otis (3 Apr 1755-) 
xii.  Hannah Otis (3 Apr 1755-) 
xiii.  Anna Otis (ca 1755-) 
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Rachel Otis's Timeline

May 19, 1714
Hingham, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
January 1, 1736
Age 21
Scituate, MA, USA
Age 22
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
March 6, 1739
Age 24
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Age 25
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Age 26
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Age 31
Scituate, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 33
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
April 3, 1755
Age 40
Scituate, Plymouth, MA