. The draft arranges essentially the same material on the Otises somewhat differently,
adding that Joseph Otis was “of Barnstable,” and that the large debt due to a creditor
in England was for “sixteen thousand pound.” Joseph Otis, Samuel Allyne Otis, and
Hannah Otis were younger siblings of the late James Otis Jr., and of Mercy Otis Warren.
Samuel's marriage to AA
's and Mary Cranch's cousin, Mary Smith, made his bankruptcy a family tragedy.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2016.