Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

Birth Date10 Dec 1758
Birth PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Death Date4 May 1827
Death PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Burial PlaceGroton, Massachusetts (Old Burying Ground)43
FlagsGravestone documented, Revolution (1775-81)
FatherCapt. Job SHATTUCK (1736-1819)
MotherSarah HARTWELL (1738-1798)
Misc. Notes
Shattuck’s Memorials79 provides these details of the life of Job Shattuck, Jr.: “174. JOB SHATTUCK, s. of Job, (p. 131) was b. in Groton, Dec. 10, 1758, and d. upon the old homestead, May 4, 1827, ae. 68 y. 4 m. 24 d., by a ‘decay of nature,’ brought on by excessive labor, and over-exertion of body and mind to accumulate property. When he entered the Continental Army in 1780, (p. 122) he was described as ‘21 years old, 5 feet 8 inches high, and dark complexion.’ About 1790 he came into possession of a large part of the real estate of his father, on condition that he should support his parents during life, and pay a specific sum in money to each of his brothers and sisters. These conditions were subsequently altered, and in 1791 he received a full title to a portion of the estate, and instead of the bond he relinquished the farm known as the ‘William Green Place,’ since owned by his brother Noah. On the 2d of March, 1812, he bought of the town of Groton the estate bequeathed by Josiah Sartell, Esq.,* [original footnote: “* See Butler’s History of Groton, pp. 208, 298; and ‘The Prentice Family,’ pp. 245-248.”] for ‘the support of the Gospel Minister,’ on condition that he should maintain the [p. 181] poor of the town for five years, the whole expense of which was estimated at $4,000 or $800 per annum. This contract was executed between April 13, 1812, and 1817, and proved to be a good one for Mr. Shattuck. This estate was the subject of a long controversy, first between the inhabitants of the town, and subsequently in the Supreme Court. The heirs of Col. Sartell brought an action of ejectment against Samson Shattuck, to whom the estate was conveyed by his father in 1821. The case was assumed by the town, and finally resulted in its favor; and it was the occasion of settling important legal questions having a general bearing on parochial affairs. (See Pickering’s Reports, Vol. X., p. 306.) By his sagacity, energy, untiring industry, and perseverance, Mr. Shattuck added farm after farm to his possessions, until he became the largest owner of real estate, and paid the highest tax, of any person in Groton. His lands consisted of more than 1200 acres, bordering on the Nashua River, and extending easterly between three and four miles to Baddacook Pond. He was able to give a good farm to each of his nine surviving children at their marriage. The old homestead was settled upon Warren and Merrick, which, after the death of their father, was divided. Warren took the central portion, and Merrick the outlands, which were divided into lots and sold in 1829. The old place, after being owned by the name for more than 125 years, thus passed from the family. Mr. Shattuck, towards the close of his life, regretted most deeply, that, instead of laboring so earnestly to lay up wealth for his children, he had not educated them more thoroughly, and taught them how to earn and take care of property themselves; and thus impress upon them a character for self-reliance, which would be more likely to secure success in life. ‘A family properly educated is a family provided for.’

“He m. in 1781, ELIZABETH BLOOD, b. July 14, 1762, dau. of Simon Blood, (p. 137). She d. April 26, 1840, ae. 77 y. 9. m. 12 d.”

The entry in MSSWR80 for Job Shattuck, Jr., reads as follows: “SHATTUCK, JOB (also given JOB, Jr.). List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendant for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield, Aug. 6, 1780; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 8, 1780; age, 21 yrs.; stature, 5ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark; engaged for town of Groton; marched to camp July 8, 1780, under command of Ebenezer Kent; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Groton for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched June 26, 1780; discharged Jan. 1, 1781; service, 6 mos. 18 days, travel (220 miles) included.”
Birth Date14 Jul 1762
Birth PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Death Date26 Apr 1840
FatherSimon BLOOD (1729-<1800)
MotherAnna SHATTUCK (1731-~1780)
Marr Date1781
ChildrenJob (1782-1813)
 Anna (1784-)
 Samson (1787-1837)
 Sarah (1790-)
 George (1792-1796)
 Luther (1794-)
 George (1796-1797)
 Rachel (1799-1844)
 Eliza (1801-1849)
 Warren (1803-)
 Merrick (1805-)
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