Born: ~ 1804 in New Hampshire
Married: Amy Manning probably 2nd wife because in the 1850 Census Amy was 33 and William was 22.
Children: Nineteen, William O. Otis, Charles Otis, Clarry Otis, John Otis, Polly S. Otis McLaughlin, Hannah Otis, Henry M. Otis, Sylvester Otis, Amy M. Otis, Oren Otis, Myron J. Otis, Isaac A. Otis, Alfred H. Otis, Karina C. Otis, Annette Otis Bailey, Albert S. Otis, Emma Otis Durgan, Silas F. Otis (died July 5, 1863, 3 years, 3 months & 1 day), and Solomon J. Otis (died July 4, 1863, 1 year & 5 months)
He was paid $6.50 by the Town of Brighton as an "Inspector" in 1867. 1
Source: Geraldine Collins, The Brighton Story, 1977
In the 1850 U.S. Census the family was in Harrietstown and Joshua is a farmer.
In the 1860 U.S. Census the family is in Brighton and Joshua is a farmer worth $900.
1. Malone Palladium, December 19, 1867