I am working on proving my ancestry through the Otis line to John Billington, a Mayflower passenger, and the preliminary report from the Mayflower Society is questioning that Stephen Otis (b. 14 May 1738 in Barrington, Lyme Co., CT) was Edward Hackett Otis' (b. 6 Apr 1766) father.It seems there is reason to question it.
I found Stephen Otis in the Connecticut Town Birth Records and he appears to have married Lucy Wedger of Lyme on 1 May 1794.They had the following children according to the records: Seldon? Stephen b. 27 Sep 1796 Edward b. 6 Feb 1798 Charlotte b. 29 May 1806
Stephen would have married Lucy at the age of 56 so it is likely he married prior to his marriage to Lucy.Could he have been married to Lois Hackett prior to his marriage to Lucy?If so, did he name two children Edward?Does anyone know documentable sources of Edward Hackett Otis' parentage?