From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
William and Susanna Shattuck
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.
William SHATTUCK - b. about 1622; d. Aug. 14, 1672,
Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. Buried at Arlington
Street Cemetery, with gravesite having a memorial
tablet [inscription] 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.
Children of William and Susanna Shattuck
- 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.
- Mary - b. Aug. 25, 1645,
Watertown, MA; d. Oct. 23, 1732, Watertown, MA. Married Jonathan
- 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
- Philip - b. about 1648, Watertown, MA; d. Jun. 26, 1722,
Watertown, MA. Held positions of selectman, treasurer, and assossor
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.
- Joanna - b. Watertown, MA; d. Apr. 4, 1673, Watertown, MA.
Did not marry.
- 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 (son of Justinian HOLDEN and Mary
RUTTER); Joseph died in infancy; Jonathan married Elizabeth STEARNS;
Susanna married Samuel HOLDEN (son of Justinian HOLDEN and Mary
RUTTER); Robert married Mary PRATT; and Moses died young.
- Rebecca - b. about 1656, Watertown, MA. Married Feb. 7, 1671/2
Samuel CHURCH (b. Jun. 10, 1640), son of Garret and Sarah CHURCH.
- 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.
- Benjamin - Died at age 20. Mentioned in father's will.
- 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.
Note concerning William Shattuck of Boston,
Another William SHATTUCK lived at Boston, MA fom 1650 to 1658,
with information detailed on pges 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:
- 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
- Exercise - b. Nov. 12, 1656, Boston MA.