Born: September 15, 1824 in Swanton, Vermont, a son of Stephen Otis and Hannah
Died: April 8, 1882 age 57 yrs, buried in Harrietstown Cemetery
Married: Eunice White
Children: Sidney Edwin Otis, Joseph Otis, Melissa Otis born ~ 1848/9, George Otis born ~ 1850/1, Calista Otis, Millard F. Otis, Mary A. Otis born ~ 1861/2, Horatio N. Otis Jr (1865-1879), and Herbert S. Otis born ~ 1868
Horatio Nelson Otis served in Company C, 96th Regiment, New York Volunteers in the Civil War.
In the 1860 U. S. Census the farmer Horatio, Eunice, Syney, Joseph, Melissa, George, Celista, and Millard. A shoemaker Francis Landow was also in the household.
In the 1870 U. S. Census the farmer Horatio, Eunice, George, Sidney, Calista, Millard, Mary, Nelson or Wilson, and Herbert were in Harrietstown.
In the 1880 U. S. Census the farmer Horatio, Eunice, Millard, Mary & Herbert were in Harrietstown.