Hi! I'm researching the Otis family, who appear to originate in Roscommon County. My great-great grandfather John Otis (father was Michael Otis) married Mary Lennon on 27 Nov 1871 in Dysart, Ballyforan, Roscommon, Ireland (found the parish records!). Her parents were John Lennon (!) and Catherine Leary.
John and Mary Otis had 6 children: Mary Elizabeth Otis, Catharine Josephine Otis, Sarah Agnes (Otis) Burke, Alice Genevieve (Otis) Rice, Ellen Louise Otis, and John F Otis. Mary Elizabeth was born in Ireland, the remaining children were born in the Boston area.
The family emigrated to the Boston area in 1879.
Mary Elizabeth and Catharine lived together during their adult years (took in the occasional nephew--Harold or Albert) and worked as bookbinders.
Alice Genevieve died during the influenza epidemic in 1918.
Any information about the family ties in Ireland would be greatly appreciated.