Shattuck surname was first found in Lancashire, where they were seated from very
ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke
William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. It's an English variant of 'Chadwick', a habitational
name from any of various places called Chadwick, in Merseyside (formerly in Lancashire),
Warwickshire, and two in Worcestershire. One of the places in Worcestershire and
the one in Warwickshire are named as the dairy farm (Old English wic)
of Ceadel. The other in Worcestershire and the one in Merseyside are named
as Ceaddas dairy farm. Ceadda was the name of a famous Anglo-Saxon
bishop, St. Chad. The Family Coat of Arms is a red shield with a silver inescutcheon
charged with a cross, within a border of silver birds. The Crest is a silver bird.
Our lineage to this family can be traced back to WILLIAM SHATTUCK, supposedly the son of JOHN and DEMARIS SHATTUCK, of England, although his exact origin and early history have never been proven. There is no doubt, however, that his immediate ancestors and connections were residents of England; and it has been conjectured that his father might have died on his passage or soon after his arrival, making him the son of widow Damaris Shattuck, who was admitted to the church in Salem, in 1641. He may also have been a brother of Samuel Shattuck, but there's no conclusive proof. According to court documents when he appeared as a witness, William was born in 1621/22 in Somerset, and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts as early as 1642 or '3, when he was not more than 21 years of age.
book PLANTERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH; by Charles Edward Banks (Gen. Pub. Co.; Baltimore,
1979) lists Samuel and William Shattuck as passengers to New England, origin Somersetshire.
William became a shoemaker. In the first Inventory of land in Watertown, he had
a homestall of one acre, bounded by John Clough and William Perry. He also had
3 acres of swamp land bounded by the same and by Joseph Morse. He was chosen hog
reeve and fence viewer in 1653 and 1659 and served in other posts as well. His
tax assessment in 1652 was 1 schilling, the smallest in Watertown. On 1654
Jul 4, he bought a house and 55 acres of John and Susan Clough, including a parcel
bounded by William Paine and Edward Goffe (E) and Joseph Morse (N), plus a parcel
bounded by Edmund Lewis (Sdied on the 14th of August, 1672, in Watertown. He married
SUSANNA HAYDEN on 1642/43 in Watertown. As its record has not been found at Watertown,
it is thought that William Shattuck's marriage took place prior to his coming
to Massachusetts, and probably not long before, as his eldest know child was born
in 1643. Susanna survived William, and re-married, on November 18, 1673, as the
second wife of Richard NORCROSS (b. 1621; d. about 1709).
Richard was schoolmaster at Watertown. She died December 11, 1686.¹
A Study of the William Shattuck family.
||Historic Homes and Places of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Vol. III
||William Richard Cutter
||Lewis historical publishing company
The children of William
and Susanna were:
OF WILLIAM SHATTUCK AND SUSANNA HAYDEN
SHATTUCK b: 1643 in Watertown, Massachusetts, Massachusetts. 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.|
SHATTUCK b: 25 Aug 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. d. Oct. 23, 1732,
Watertown, MA. Married Jonathan BROWNE. Jonathan's will dated Feb. 19, 1690/1,
proved Apr. 7, 1691, and inventory dated Apr. 1, 1691, including 211 acres of
land. His sons dropped the final 'e' on the surname. Married Feb. 11, 1661/2,
Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA.|
SHATTUCK b: 11 Feb 1646/47 in Watertown, Massachusetts. 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 John FARMER).|
SHATTUCK b: ABT. 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. 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, Jr. He died on 26 June 1722 in Waltham, Massachusetts. Image at right: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). "Here lyes Buried ye Body of Doct' PHILIP SHATTUCK, who deced June ye 20th, 1722, in ye 74th year of his Age. Blessed ar the Dead that Die in the Lord."
SHATTUCK. b. Watertown, MA; d. Apr. 4, 1673, Watertown, MA. Did not marry. No
SHATTUCK. b. about 1656, Watertown, MA. Married Feb. 7, 1671/2 Samuel CHURCH (b.
Jun. 10, 1640), son of Garret and Sarah CHURCH. Children: Rebecca. No further
SHATTUCK. 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.|
SHATTUCK. 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. No further information.|
SHATTUCK. Died at age 20. Mentioned in father's will. No further information.|
SHATTUCK. 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. No further information.|
William's will, dated Aug. 3, 1672, then 'aged 50 years,' he gave to son Samuel
Church 6; to son Philip, one-half of farm and 2 acres in pond meadow; to
son William, the other half of the farm, and 2 acres in pond meadow; to four small
children, my mare with all her increase; the remainder of goods to wife
To perpetuate the memory of
who died in Watertown,
Aug. 14, 1672, aged 50;
The progenitor of
the families that have borne his name
* * *
This simple memorial
was erected in 1853, by
who holds in greatful veneration
the character of
the Puritan Fathers of
Arlington Street Cemetery, Watertown, MA.
until the younger chil., Benjamin and Samuel, are twenty-one years of
to said Samuel and Benjamin, the house and land I dwell on, bought of
Sanderson, and my half dividend; to elder son John, 20; and 40, to
divided among his grandchildren. In his Inventory, the house and land, and
dividend, appraised at 180. The farm at Stoney Brook (given to sons
and Wm.), appraised at 20, and the 4 acres of pond meadow at 4. He
Aug. 14, 1672." [Bond (1855). Watertown, p. 427]. William's gravestone is barely legible, being marble and highly corroded. There are traces of what might have been paint on some of the letterings, but only on William's (the upper) half of the stone.
son, PHILLIP SHATTUCK, was born in 1647/48, in Watertown, Middsex, Massachusetts.
He became a doctor and married DEBORAH BARSTOW on November 9, 1670. "Mar.
29 1671, for love and affection, he gave or secured to his wife Deborah, 6 acres
of land." [Watertown, p. 427-428]. His place of residence was in the vicinity
of the Waverly Station on the Fitchburg Railroad, easterly of Beaver Brook; and
his estate extended northerly into Cambridge. He was a physician of emminence
and for a long period a leading man in the public affairs of the town. He was
chosen moderator of town meetings, held the office of assessor, town treasurer,
chairman of the selectmen, and many other important stations of public trust.
Deborah was born in 1650 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts,
to WILIAM BARSTOW (d. 1st of January, 1667/68, in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts)
and ANNA HUBBARD (b. 1616 "of Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts". Given
Name also found as "Hannah (Anna) Hubbard"), married on 8 May 1638 in
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. The origin of the Barstow surname is English, dating back to the Anglo-Saxon culture, in which they supposedly took their name from Bairstow in West Yorkshire, derived from the old English terms beger (berries) and stow (grow), and referred to "the pl;ace where berries are grown." The Family Coat of Arms is Ermine, on a black fesse cotised black, three silver crescents. The Family Crest is a demi eagle emerging from a crescent. Deborah died on the 24th of November, 1679, in
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, and is buried at the Old Burying Place.
Philip remarried to Rebecca Chamberlain (d. 1728) on 11 Feb 1680. He died on 26 Jun 1732 in Waltham, Massachusetts, and is buried at the Waltham burying-ground. The gravestone erected to his memory was standing in the Waltham burying ground
in 1852 (Waltham Burying, Ground, Watertown, MA): "Here lyes buried ye body
of Doctor Philip Shattuck who deceased June 26, 1722 in ye 74th year of his age.
Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord". A new marble tablet has recently
been erected to which the above inscription was transferred from a moss grown
crumbling head stone of slate to one of more enduring marble by a descendent of
the 5th generation, A.D. 1853. (SOURCE: "Shattuck Memorials" by Lemuel
Shattuck in 1855).
Phillip and Deborah had the following children:
CHILDREN OF PHILLIP SHATTUCK AND DEBORAH BARSTOW
|DEBORAH SHATTUCK b: 11 Oct 1671 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Death: 19 Oct 1671 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.|
|PHILLIP SHATTUCK b: in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Died young.|
|SUSANNA SHATTUCK b: 6 Aug 1675 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Marriage 1 Nathaniel (Nathan) Norcross b: 18 Dec 1655 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Married: ABT. 1693 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Children: Nathaniel Norcross b: 20 DEC 1695 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Phillip Norcross b: 5 Mar 1697/98 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Susanna Norcross.|
|ANNA SHATTUCK was born on 8 Dec 1677 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She married WILLIAM SANDERSON (SOURCE INFORMATION: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute: Jay and Delene Holbrook; image at right). They had the following children: Lydia (1704-1754), William III (1706-1750), Amos (1708-1763), Anna (1709-1745), Deborah (1711-1800) and Isaac Sanderson (1714-1777). She died in 1740 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Family listed below.|
Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross, is a descendant. More importantly to us, their daughter ANNA SHATTUCK was born on 08 Dec 1677 in Watertown. She married WILLIAM SANDERSON, JR., and died after 1740.²
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM SANDERSON AND ANNA SHATTUCK
LYDIA SANDERSON was born on 17 Dec 1704, in Watertown, Middlesex, MA (click on the birth record, at right), according to Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Holbrook Research Institute). She married (1) Moses McIntosh (b. 1708), then on 28 Apr 1742 she married (2) James Maverick (1705-1750) in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Lydia died in 1754 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
WILLIAM SANDERSON III was born on 10 Apr 1706, in Watertown, Middlesex MA. William married REBECCA MORGAN on 20 May 1723 in Springfield Hampden MA. Children listed below. Rebecca died on 22 Feb 1775, in Springfield. She outlived William, who passed away on 5 Jul 1750 in Springfield (click on the death record, at right), according to Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Holbrook Research Institute).
AMOS SANDERSON was born on 07 Aug 1708, in Sudbury/Wayland, Middlesex, MA. He married Ruth Hoar (b. 1713) in Sudbury on 20 Apr 1732 and they had the following children: Abigail (1731-1821), William (b. 1735), Ruth (b. 1739) and Amos Sanderson II (1741-1767). Amos was a member of Member of First Foot Company of Sudbury, 25 Apr 1757. Amos died on 26 Jan 1763 in Sudbury, Massachusetts (click on the death record, at right), according to Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Holbrook Research Institute).
ANNA SANDERSON was born on 22 May 1709, in Sudbury/Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts (click on the birth record, at right), according to Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Holbrook Research Institute). On 04 Nov 1741, she married John Rice (23 Apr 1704 - 7 Dec 1771) in Sudbury, the son of Ephraim Rice and Hannah Livermore. They had the following children: Ann (b. 1743), Lydia (1744-1814), John (b. 1745), Jonas (1746-1778), Abraham (b. 1747), Amos (1749-1751), Lydia (1750-1835), Eunice (1751-1834), Lucy (1753-1782), Peter (1755-1813), Joel (1758-1838) and Nathan Rice (1760-1838)
DEBORAH SANDERSON was born on 14 Jan 1711, in Sudbury/Wayland, Middlesex, MA (click on the birth record, at right; this record also shows Amos and Anna), according to Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Holbrook Research Institute). She died in 1800.
ISAAC SANDERSON was born on 08 Oct 1714, in Sudbury/Wayland, Massachusetts (click on the birth record, at right), according to Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Holbrook Research Institute). On 24 Dec 1740, he married Keziah Bright (b. 27 Jul 1717), daughter of Henry Bright and Margaret Jackson, in Watertown, Middlesex, MA. Isaac died in 1777 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
SHATTUCK (1621/22 - 1672) married SUSANNA HAYDEN and begat...
SHATTUCK (1647/48 - 1722), who married DEBORAH BARSTOW (1650 - 1679) and begat...
SHATTUCK (1677 - 1740), who married WILLIAM SANDERSON,
JR. (b. 1670) and begat...
SANDERSON (b. 10 APR 1706), who married REBECCA MORGAN
(1695 - 1775) and begat...
SANDERSON (b. 13 Jul 1734), who married RHODA STEELE
SANDERSON (1776 - 1854) married BETSY WALTERS and begat...
SANDERSON (1804 - 1884) who married POLLY BRIGGS (1811
- 1867) and begat...
SANDERSON (1839 - 1921) who married LABAN HAUSE (1831 -
1906) and begat...
HAUSE (1867 - 1951) who married FLADELLA RAYMOND
(1869 - 1961) and begat...
HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT
(1892 - 1939) who begat...
MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE
BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...
MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) who married MARTHA
WENK (b. 1940) and begat...
JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL
LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY
MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).
Shattuck Lineage", The Jounal of American Genealogy, 1938, p.148
²Watertown records: comprising the first and second books of town proceedings with
the lands grants and possessions, also the proprietors' book and the first book
and supplement of births and deaths and marriages; Author: Historical Society
of Watertown (Mass); Publication: Watertown, MA: Fred G. Baker, 1894. Note: Republished
on ancestry.com as "Watertown, Massachusetts Records of Births, Deaths, and
Marriages, 1630-1693 [database on- line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002" and
"Watertown, Massachusetts Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, 1693-1822
[database on- line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002, Page: 42
TOP IMAGE: Founder's Monument in Watertown, Massachusetts; names of William Shattuck and Robert Sanderson, shown below.