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Susannah Norcross (unknown)

Also Known As: "Shattuck", "Susannah Bernard", "2nd Marriage Richard Norcross Nov 18", "1673"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: England
Death: December 11, 1686 (61-69)
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Watertown, Middlesex, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of William Shattuck of Watertown and Richard Norcross
Mother of Susanna Bingham; Unknown Shattuck; Female Twin Shattuck; Mary Brown; John Shattuck, of Watertown and 7 others

Managed by: Linda Sue
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About Susannah Norcross

William Shattuck/Susanna

William SHATTUCK - b. about 1622; d. Aug. 14, 1672, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. Buried at Arlington Street Cemetery, with gravesite having a memorial tablet erected in 1853 by Lemuel SHATTUCK, a descendant.

William, a weaver by trade, was at Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA by 1639, but his origins and arrival in America are based on speculation. Attempts to identify his mother as the widow Damaris SHATTUCK and his younger brother as Samuel SHATTUCK of Salem, MA are not supported by available evidence.

William held several public offices in Watertown between 1652 and 1665. His will was dated Aug. 3, 1672 and proved Aug. 29, 1672, with his estate appraised on Aug. 23, 1672 at over £434, including over £103 in cash, £180 for his house and land, and £20 for a farm at Stoney Brook. Married about 1642.

Susanna - d. Dec. 11, 1686, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. Susanna was married second on Nov. 18, 1673 at Watertown, MA to Richard NORCROSS (b. 1621; d. about 1709), as his second wife. Richard was schoolmaster at Watertown.

Submitted by Stephen Martin Lawson of Port Orchard, Washington

By his sagacity, industry, and economy, through dying in the full vigor of manhood, he acquired, for the times in which he lived, a large property.

He appears, so far as can be ascertained from contemporary records, to have sustained the character of a sagacious, energetic and successful business man. He was an honest, upright and worthy citizen. He was interred in the ancient burying ground situated on the old road leading from Cambridge to Watertown, a short distance westerly of Mount Auburn.

Submitted by Herb Adams of Milford, Connecticut

The Children of William and Susanna SHATTUCK were:

1.Susanna, - b. 1643, Watertown, MA. Married first Apr. 12, 1661 Joseph MORSE (b. Apr. 30, 1637; d. 1677), son of Joseph MORSE and Hester PIERCE; and second Jul. 5, 1678, Watertown, MA John FAY. Children: Susanna; Hester married Nathaniel JOSSELYN; Joseph married Grace WARREN; Samuel married Grace; Mary married John BARNARD, Jr.; Hannah married John NEWTON; and Jonathan married first Mary HOW, and second Mary CHURCH.

2.Mary, - b. Aug. 25, 1645, Watertown, MA; d. Oct. 23, 1732, Watertown, MA. Married Jonathan BROWNE.

3.John, - b. Feb. 11, 1647, Watertown, MA; drowned Sep. 14, 1675, crossing Charlestown ferry. Sergeant in King Philip's War. Estate inventoried Oct. 5, 1675 at $42.2.0. Married Jun. 20, 1664 Ruth WHITNEY (b. Apr. 15, 1645, Watertown, MA), daughter of John WHITNEY and Ruth REYNOLDS. Ruth married second Enosh LAWRENCE. With her second husband and her children, Ruth moved to Groton, MA in 1678. Children: John married Mary BLOOD; Ruth married Jonathan FARNSWORTH; William married Hannah UNDERWOOD; and Samuel married Elizabeth BLOOD (ancestors of genealogist John FARMER).

4.Philip, - b. about 1648, Watertown, MA; d. Jun. 26, 1722, Watertown, MA. Held positions of selectman, treasurer, and assessor at Watertown, MA. Married first Nov. 9, 1670 Deborah BARSTOW (d. Nov. 24, 1679), daughter of William and Anna; and second Feb. 11, 1679/80 Rebecca CHAMBERLAIN (b. 1665; d. 1728), daughter of Richard CHAMBERLAIN and Sarah BUGBY. Children of first marriage: Deborah died in infancy; Philip died young; Susanna; and Anne married William SANDERSON. Children of second marriage: Joseph died in infancy; Rebecca married John UNDERWOOD (ancestors of Clara BARTON); Rev. Benjamin married Martha SHERMAN; Dr. Joseph married Mary LADD; Nathaniel married Hepzibah HASTINGS; Amos; Sarah married Samuel PARKHURST; Theophilus; and Philip.

5.Joanna, - b. Watertown, MA; d. Apr. 4, 1673, Watertown, MA. Did not marry.

6.William, - b. 1653, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA; d. Oct. 19, 1732, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. A weaver, the will of his father left him a "loom and its appurtenances." Married Susanna RANDALL (d. May 8, 1723), daughter of Stephen RANDALL and Susanna BARRON. Children: Elizabeth married first Robert GODDARD, second Ephraim ANGIER, and third John HOLLAND; William married Hepzibah HAMMOND; Benjamin married first Deliverance HAYS, and second Rachel CLARK; Samuel; Mary married William GREENLEAF; Abigail married Joseph HOLDEN; Joseph died in infancy; Jonathan married Elizabeth STEARNS; Susanna married Samuel HOLDEN; Robert married Mary PRATT; and Moses died young.

7.Rebecca, - b. about 1656, Watertown, MA. Married Feb. 7, 1671/2 Samuel CHURCH (b. Jun. 10, 1640), son of Garret and Sarah CHURCH. Children: Rebecca.

8.Abigail, - b. about 1658, Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA; d. 1694, Groton, MA. Married first on Oct. 17, 1678 at Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA to Jonathan MORSE (b. Oct. 7, 1643; d. Jul. 31, 1686, Groton, MA), son of John MORSE and Abigail STEARNS. Abigail was married second on Sep. 22, 1690 to Joshua PARKER (b. Mar. 13, 1658; d. May 5, 1691, Groton, MA). Children: Abigail married James MORSE; Hannah married John WELLINGTON; Ruth married Jonathan ROBINSON; and Jonathan.

9.Benjamin, - Died at age 20. Mentioned in father's will.

10.Samuel, - b. Feb. 28, 1665/6, Watertown, MA. Married Abigail. Children: Abigail perhaps married cousin William SHATTUCK (son of William and Hannah (UNDERWOOD) SHATTUCK; Samuel; and Martha.

The primary information sources for the SHATTUCK family are Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, by Dr. Henry Bond (1860), and Memorial of the Descendants of William Shattuck, by Lemuel Shattuck (1855). Additional details have been added from a variety of other sources.

Note concerning William Shattuck of Boston, MA Another William SHATTUCK lived at Boston, MA from 1650 to 1658, with information detailed on pages 366 and 367 of Memorial of the Descendants of William Shattuck, by Lemuel Shattuck (1855). William of Boston was a shoemaker, and suffered persecution for his Quakerism. He was banished in 1658, moved to RI, then to NJ, settling at Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. This William SHATTUCK had two daughters (no male issue), namely:

1.Hannah, - b. Jul. 8, 1654, Boston, MA; d. 1741, NJ. Married Sep. 6, 1674, Shrewsbury, NJ Restore LIPPINCOTT (b. Jul. 3, 1652, England; d. Jul. 22, 1741, Mount Holly, NJ), son of Richard LIPPINCOTT (d. 1683, NJ) and Abigail GOODY (d. 1697). A daughter: Rebecca married Josiah GASKILL (they became ancestors of Pres. Richard M. NIXON).

2.Exercise, - b. Nov. 12, 1656, Boston MA. Submitted by Stephen Martin Lawson of Port Orchard, Washington



last updated Feb 2017

Seen as daughter of Phebe Barnard and John Bernard or Barnard of Watertown. More evidence needed, please raise a discussion (see that tab).

Also seen with a maiden name of "Hayden." This seems a mixup with Hannah Hayden who married William Shattuck of New Jersey.

Susanna Hayden (?) Barnard (?) Birth 1620 in England Death 11 Dec 1686 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Spouse & Children William Shattuck 1621 – 1672

Other Spouse & Children Richard NORCROSS 1621 – 1709

( View details ) 1620 Birth England or 1621 3 source citations 1642 abt Age: 22 Marriage to William Shattuck Watertown, Massachusetts

There is a record of a Susanna Bernard marrying a William Shattuck in MA 3 source citations 1673 18 Nov Age: 53 Marriage Massachusetts, United States 1673 18 Nov Age: 53 Marriage to Richard NORCROSS Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts 1686 11 Dec Age: 66 Death Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts 2 source citations 1686 Dec Burial Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Old Burying Place Watertown Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA


Millennium File about Susanna Name: Susanna Spouse: William Shattuck Birth Date: 1621 Birth Country: England Death Date: 11 Dec 1686 Death City: of Watertown Death County: Middlesex Death State: Massachusetts Death Country: USA Children: Susanna Shattuck Other Information: Notes



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Susannah Norcross's Timeline

July 15, 1643
Age 22
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
August 25, 1645
Age 24
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 25, 1645
Age 24
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 24
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
February 11, 1647
Age 26
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 27
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 28
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Age 32
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts