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Richard Otis

Male - 1689


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Richard Otis was born in in Glastonbury, Somerset, England; died on 28 Jun 1689 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire.

    Notes:

    He came to Boston in about 1655. He was a Quaker, and a blacksmith. He was killed in his garrison by native Americans.

    Richard married Rose Stoughton about 1651. Rose (daughter of Anthony Stoughton and Agnes Pierce) was born before 22 Nov 1629; died before 5 Nov 1677 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Steven Otis  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1652; died on 27 Jun 1689.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Steven Otis Descendancy chart to this point (1.Richard1) was born about 1652; died on 27 Jun 1689.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 Jun 1689

    Notes:

    Called in some records Hotesse.

    Steven married Mary Pitman on 16 Apr 1674 in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Rose Otis  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1677 in Cocheco near Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died on 6 Jul 1729; was buried on 7 Jul 1729 in Charlesbourg, Québec.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Rose Otis Descendancy chart to this point (2.Steven2, 1.Richard1) was born about 1677 in Cocheco near Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire; died on 6 Jul 1729; was buried on 7 Jul 1729 in Charlesbourg, Québec.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 7 Jul 1729

    Notes:

    Rose Otis was her birth name. Captured by the Abenaki in the same 1689 raid on Cochoco, New Hampshire in which her father Steven Otis and grandfather Richard Otis were killed, she was taken to Québec and baptized Françoise. Multiple French records call her François Rozotty. She became a naturalized citizen of New France in 1710.

    Her precise identity was long in dispute -- was she a daughter of Richard Otis, and if so, by which of his three wives? Or was she a granddaughter? Two sons of Richard's son Steven, Stephen and Nathaniel, were known to have been taken captive and sent to Quebec, where they married and lived out their lives. (Nathaniel was rebaptized with the name Paul.) Could she have been their sister?

    This was finally resolved in 1988 when Sister Annette Potvin, a nun in Alberta, Canada, obtained a copy of the marriage contract between Jean Poitevin and Françoise Rozotty. The document describes her as "françoise Rosotis, daughter of deceased STINODIS and the deceased MARY OTOS, her father and mother, of English birth in the environs of Boston." "Boston" was a common term among Quebecois for most of New England, and "Stinodis" is a very plausibly what a French scribe would write when hearing the name "Steven Otis."

    This is all thoroughly documented in Roger W. Lawrence's 1989 "The Identity of Rose Otis" (citation details below), but somehow this information has never managed to make it across the border between Canadian and American genealogical scholarship. Richardson's 2013 Royal Ancestry still lists her as a child of Richard Otis and Rose Stoughton, who were really her grandparents. So does Gary Boyd Roberts's 2018 The Royal Descent of 900 Immigrants.

    Rose married Jean Poitevin dit Laviolette on 29 Oct 1696 in Beauport, Québec. Jean (son of Jean Poitevin dit Laviolette and Madeleine Guillaudeau) was born on 14 Sep 1672; died on 3 Feb 1752; was buried on 4 Feb 1752 in Charlesbourg, Québec. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Michel Poitevin  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 May 1712.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Michel Poitevin Descendancy chart to this point (3.Rose3, 2.Steven2, 1.Richard1) was born on 2 May 1712.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 6 May 1712, Charlesbourg, Québec

    Michel married Marie Françoise Tremblay on 14 Nov 1735 in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Québec. Marie (daughter of Louis Tremblay and Françoise Morel) was born in 1710; died on 29 May 1778; was buried on 30 May 1778 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Prisque Poitevin  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Apr 1742 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec; died before 29 Apr 1787; was buried on 29 Apr 1787 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec.
    2. 6. Marie Françoise Philothée Poitevin  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Jun 1744.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Prisque Poitevin Descendancy chart to this point (4.Michel4, 3.Rose3, 2.Steven2, 1.Richard1) was born on 14 Apr 1742 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec; died before 29 Apr 1787; was buried on 29 Apr 1787 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec.

    Prisque married Marie Dorothée Luce Renée Apolline Simard on 15 Oct 1764 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec. Marie (daughter of Noël Simard and Marguerite Cauchon) was born on 13 Dec 1747 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec; died on 10 May 1823 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Jean-Marie Potvin  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Dec 1765 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec; died on 28 Sep 1847 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec.

  2. 6.  Marie Françoise Philothée Poitevin Descendancy chart to this point (4.Michel4, 3.Rose3, 2.Steven2, 1.Richard1) was born on 16 Jun 1744.

    Notes:

    Or Poitevin.

    Marie married Joseph Amable Verreault on 27 Oct 1766 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec. Joseph (son of Prisque Barthélemy Verreault and Marie Cauchon) was born before 20 Aug 1738. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Nathalie Verreault  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Mar 1780 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec.


Generation: 6

  1. 7.  Jean-Marie Potvin Descendancy chart to this point (5.Prisque5, 4.Michel4, 3.Rose3, 2.Steven2, 1.Richard1) was born on 31 Dec 1765 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec; died on 28 Sep 1847 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec.

    Notes:

    Also spelled Poitevin.

    Jean-Marie married Agnès Bouchard on 30 Sep 1788 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec. Agnès (daughter of Pierre Bouchard and Sylvie Grenon) was born on 16 Mar 1773 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec; died on 20 Jun 1862 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Antoinette Potvin  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Apr 1796 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec.

  2. 8.  Nathalie Verreault Descendancy chart to this point (6.Marie5, 4.Michel4, 3.Rose3, 2.Steven2, 1.Richard1) was born on 16 Mar 1780 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 17 Mar 1780, Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec

    Notes:

    Or Athalie.

    She is widely shown in online genealogies as a daughter of Joseph Amable Verreault who married Marie Françoise Philothée Poitevin on 27 Oct 1766 in Baie Saint-Paul. In his listing for her marriage to Jean-Baptiste Saulnier, Denis Beauregard identifies her parents as "François Amable & Françoise Potvin." And his listing for Joseph Amable Verreault and Marie Françoise Philothée Poitevin does not include Nathalie (or Athalie) among their five children. But this appears to be a case where the online amateur genealogists are correct. On ancestry.com, "Isabelle1970" displays page from the Baie Saint-Paul register that clearly shows "Natalie Verreau" baptized there on 17 Mar 1780, a daughter of "Amable Verreau" and "Marie Poitevin."

    Nathalie married Jean-Baptiste Saulnier on 10 Jan 1809 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec. Jean-Baptiste (son of Jean-Baptiste Saulnier and Geneviève Poulin) was born about 1780. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Athalie Saulnier  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Jan 1811 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec; died before 13 Jun 1881; was buried on 13 Jun 1881 in Saint-Prime, Québec.


Generation: 7

  1. 9.  Antoinette Potvin Descendancy chart to this point (7.Jean-Marie6, 5.Prisque5, 4.Michel4, 3.Rose3, 2.Steven2, 1.Richard1) was born on 14 Apr 1796 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec.

    Notes:

    Also called Marie-Antoinette Potvin.

    Antoinette married Bernard Fortin on 2 Mar 1813 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec. Bernard (son of François Fortin and Marie Pélagie Boily) was born on 25 Dec 1789 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Angele Fortin  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1827; died before 1858.

  2. 10.  Athalie Saulnier Descendancy chart to this point (8.Nathalie6, 6.Marie5, 4.Michel4, 3.Rose3, 2.Steven2, 1.Richard1) was born on 17 Jan 1811 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec; died before 13 Jun 1881; was buried on 13 Jun 1881 in Saint-Prime, Québec.

    Athalie married Georges Bouchard on 22 Jan 1839 in St-Pierre et St-Paul, Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec. Georges (son of Godefroy Bouchard and Julienne Debien) was born on 8 Feb 1811 in Les Éboulements, Québec; died on 3 Aug 1873 in Saint-Prime, Québec. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Jean Baptiste Bouchard  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1848 in Québec; died on 15 Jan 1892; was buried on 18 Jan 1892 in Roberval, Le Domaine-du-Roy, Québec.


Generation: 8

  1. 11.  Angele Fortin Descendancy chart to this point (9.Antoinette7, 7.Jean-Marie6, 5.Prisque5, 4.Michel4, 3.Rose3, 2.Steven2, 1.Richard1) was born in 1827; died before 1858.

    Angele married Edouard Lavoie on 23 Nov 1847 in Grande-Baie, Sanguenay, Québec. Edouard (son of Pascal Lavoie and Marie Néron) was born on 15 Oct 1812 in Baie Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec; died on 3 Jul 1898 in Roberval, Le Domaine-du-Roy, Québec. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Virginie Lavoie  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Jun 1851 in Grande-Baie, Sanguenay, Québec; died on 1 Sep 1936; was buried in Saint-Prime, Québec.

  2. 12.  Jean Baptiste Bouchard Descendancy chart to this point (10.Athalie7, 8.Nathalie6, 6.Marie5, 4.Michel4, 3.Rose3, 2.Steven2, 1.Richard1) was born about 1848 in Québec; died on 15 Jan 1892; was buried on 18 Jan 1892 in Roberval, Le Domaine-du-Roy, Québec.

    Jean married Virginie Lavoie on 27 Jan 1868 in Roberval, Le Domaine-du-Roy, Québec. Virginie (daughter of Edouard Lavoie and Angele Fortin) was born on 17 Jun 1851 in Grande-Baie, Sanguenay, Québec; died on 1 Sep 1936; was buried in Saint-Prime, Québec. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Mary Louise Bouchard  Descendancy chart to this point was born in Oct 1884 in Roberval, Le Domaine-du-Roy, Québec; died in 1954; was buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Newport, Orleans, Vermont.