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MASSACHUSETTS 



Soldiers and Sailors 



Revolutionary War. 



A COMPILATION FROM THE ARCHIVES, 

PREPARED AND PUBLISHED BY THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 

In ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 100, RESOLVES 
OF 1891. 



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Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors 

IN THE 

War of the Revolution. 



Note. — All names are given exactly as they appear on the original records. The order of 
arrangement of the facts of service in each individiial record given is the same, as nearly as pos- 
sible, as the original entries, and is as follows : The name; the place of residence, if given; the 
rank; the kind of document whereon the record appears; the enlistment and discharge, if 
given; the time of service; remarks. 

A discrepancy will sometimes be noted between the service given and the actual service as 
figured between the dates of enlistment and discharge. The difference is accounted for by the 
practice of including, with service performed, a time allowance for travel on the basis of one 
day for every 20 miles out or home. As the same name may appear under various forms, each 
carrying some portion of a record of service, it is necessary in order to obtain the complete 
record, as far as preserved, of any given individual, to examine all the forms under which 
a name is stated to appear in the Record Index. 



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EA, . [This name also appears under the fomi of Eaa, Rae, Ray.] 



Rea, , Ipswich. Corporal, Capt. Robert Dodge's co., Col. Ebenezer Francis's 

regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance to camp and home, etc., sworn to Nov. 
29, 1776 ; said Rea credited with allowance for 2 days (-12 miles) travel ; com- 
pany drafted from Amesbury, Newbury, Rowley, Ipswich, Topsfield, Wenham, 
and LjTm. 

Rea, Arch., Danvers. Doctor, brigantine "Cutter" (privateer), commanded by 
Capt. Samuel Croel ; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated Salem, Aug. 15, 
1780 ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light ; residence, Danvers. 

Rea, Archelaus, Jr., Danvers (probably). Private, Capt. Jeremiah Page's co. ; 
service, 2 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775; also, 2d Lieutenant, 
Capt. Andrew Putnam's (7th) co., Col. Larkin Thomdike's (8th Essex Co.) 
regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned April 24, 1778. 

Rea, Asa. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carter's co., Col. Job Cushing's (Worcester 
Co.) regt. ; entered service Sept. 7, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 22, 1777 ; service, 1 
mo. 24 days, at the Northward, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home. Roll 
dated Leominster. 

Rea, Benjamin, Danvers. Capt. Asa Prince's co.. Col. Mansfield's regt. ; order for 
advance pay, signed by said Rea and others, dated Cambridge, Jvuie 8, 177.') ; 
also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 
13, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 24 days ; also, Capt. Prince's co., Col. John ^Mansfield's 
(19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company return 
dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bovmty coat or its equivalent in money; 
memorandum on reverse of order states that money was paid to Capt. Prince 
Dec. 21 [1775]. 



2 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Rea, Benjamin. Sergeant, Capt. William Thurlo's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; service from July 30, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode 
Island. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Rea, Caleb, Danvers. Capt. Thomas Barnes's co., Col. Mansfield's regt.; order 
for advance pay, signed by said Rea and others, dated Cambridge, June 27, 
1775; oAso, Private, same CO. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 
May 27, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days ; also, Capt. Barnes's co., Col. John Man.s- 
tield's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson; company 
return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 5, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or 
its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Oct. 27, 1775. 

Rea, Caleb. Company receipt for mileage, given to Capt. John Ford, dated 
Ticonderoga, Aug. 28, 1770; also, company receipt, given to Capt. John Ford, 
for wages to Oct. 1, 1776, dated Ticonderoga; company marched from Chelm.s- 
ford July 25, 1770, and was discharged at Albany Jan. 1, 1777. 

Rea, Ebenezer. Capt. Jonathan Procter's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards ; 
enlisted Nov. 12, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 22 days, at Charlestown 
and Cambridge. 

Rea, Gideon, Beverly. Private, Lieut. Peter Shaw's co. which marched probably 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days ; reported returned home ; also, 
Capt. Jonathan Procter's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; enlLsted 
Nov. 17, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 17 days, at Charlestown and 
Cambridge. 

Rea, Is.^ac, Beverly. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's 
regt. ; engaged Aug. 12, 1778 ; service to Dec. 31, 1778, 4 mos. 24 days, at Rhode 
Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home ; also, same co. and regt. ; mus- 
ter roll dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster 
rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 14, and Nov. 13, 1778 ; enlist- 
ment to expire Jan. 1, 177^. 

Rea, John, Danvers. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Alarm) co. of Danvers, which 
marched on the alarm of Ajjril 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Rea, John, Topsfield. Private, Capt. Robert Dodge's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's 
regt. ; pay ab.stract for travel allowance to camp and home, etc., swoni to Nov. 
29, 1776 ; said Rea credited with allowance for 2 days (40 miles) travel ; com- 
pany drafted from Amesbury, Newbury, Rowley, Ipswich, Topsfield, Wenham, 
and Lyim. 

Rea, John. Private, Capt. Stephen Perkins's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt.; enlisted 
Sept. 22, 1776 ; discharged Nov. 16, 1770 ; service, 2 mos. 7 days, including 12 
days (250 miles) travel home. Roll dated North Castle. 

Rea, John. Private, Capt. John Dodge's detachment of militia, Col. Gerri.sh's 
regt.; muster roll for Feb., 1778, dated Winter Hill ; service guarding Lieut. 
Gen. BurgojTie's army; also, Capt. Dodge's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards; enlisted Nov. 21, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 13 days, at 
Charlestown and Cambridge. 

Rea, Joseph, Beverly. Captain, 6th (Beverly) co.. Col. Henry Herrick's (8th 
Essex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen in said regiment, dated 
Charlestown, March 29, 177() ; ordered in Comicil April 2, 1770, that said officers 
be commi.ssioned ; reported commissioned April 2, 1770; o7.so, Captain; entered 
service July 25, 1770 ; service, 3 mos. 3 days, in defence of .seacoast ; company 
ordered to serve at the Lines at Beverly and discharged Oct. 28, 1770; also, 
Captain, Col. Timothy Pickering, Jr.'s regt. ; return made to Maj. Gen. James 
Warren of officers of a regiment raised by Brig. Michael Farley from his bri- 
gade and ordered to march to Danbury, Conn., via Providence, dated Ipswich, 
Dec. 24, 1779 ; company raised in Beverly and Lyxm. 



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Kea, Joshua, Boxford (probably) . Private, Capt. Jacob Gould's co. of militia, 
Col. Samuel Johnson's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775; 
service, 4 days; reported returned home. 

Eea, Joshua (also given Joshua, Jr.) , Boxford. Private, Capt. William Perley's 
CO., Col. James Frye's regt., which marched on the alarm of Ajjril 19, 1775 ; 
service to April 25, 1775, 7 days; reported enlisted Feb. 1(5, 1775; also, Capt. 
Perley's co.. Col. Frye's regt. ; return of men m camji at Cambridge, dated 
May 17, 1775; aZso, muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 2G, 1775; 
service, 3 mo. 13 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order 
for bounty, coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 14, 1775. 

Rea, Joshua, Boxford. Private, Capt. Jonathan Foster's co.. Col. Nathaniel 
Wade's regt. ; enlisted July 3, 1778; company stationed at Middletown, R. I., 
for 6 months from July 1, 1778 ; also, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co.. Col. Wade's 
regt. ; enlisted July 3, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 6 mos. 5 days, at 
North Kingston, R. I., includmg 6 (lays (115 miles) travel home ; also, same co. 
and regt. ; muster roll dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, 1778; also, .same co. and 
regt. : muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 22, Oct. 14, and Nov. 
13, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Rea, Rogers, Salem. Capt. Ebenezer Win.ship's co.. Col. John Nixon's (5th) 
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Rea and others, dated Cambridge, 
June 22, 1775 ; also. Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775; engaged May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6 days; also, company return 
endorsed " Sep'tr 30th 1775; " also, order for bomity coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Dec. 22, 1775. 

Rea, William, Topsfield. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. Jonathan Cogswell's (3d Essex Co.) regt., as returned by Capt. 
Stephen Perkins and Capt. Nehemiah Henick ; residence, Topsfield ; engaged 
for town of Topsfield; joined Capt. Page's co.. Col. Francis's regt.; term, 3 
years; also. Private, Capt. Samuel Page's co.. Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt.; 
Continental Army pay accoimts for service from Feb. 26, 1777, to Feb. 26, 1780; 
reported discharged Feb. 26, 1780; also, Capt. Page's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Feb. 26 [1777], to 
time of arrival at Bemiington ; credited with 27 days allowance ; the Captain 
and 1st Lieutenant to march April 1, 1777, the rest to march March 12, 1777. 

Rea, Willlajh. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, May 6, 1778; Col. Crane's regt.; also, Matross, 
Capt. Lillie'sco., Col. John Crane's regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for 
service from Jime 2, 1777, to June 2, 1778; reported as belonging to Connecti- 
cut ; also reported deserted. 

Rea, William. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co.. Col. Benjamin Forster's (6th 
Lincoln Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. 27, 1780; discharged Nov. 2, 1780; ser- 
vice, 7 days; company ordered on duty by Col. John Allen to protect the 
inhabitants of Frenchman's Bay. Roll sworn to at No. 4 and certified at 
Headquarters, Eastern Indian Department, Machias. 

Reab, . [This name also appears under the form of Reabb, Reabe, Rebb, Reib.] 

Reab, George, Boston. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. Ebenezer Gore's (1st) co.. Col. William Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) 
regt. ; engaged for town of Roxbury ; jouied Col. Bradford's regt. ; term, 3 
yeai-s, to expire April -, 1780 ; reported as belongmg to Germany ; also, list of 
men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Bos- 
ton, Jan. 8, 1777 ; Capt. Isaiah Stetson's co., Col. Bradford's regt. ; also, Lieu- 
tenant, Capt. William Mills's co. ; return of officers of 14th Mass. regt. formerly 
commanded by Col. Bradford reported "as now in actual Service," dated Bos- 



4 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Keab, George, continued. 

ton, Jan. 17, 1781 ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. "William White's (Light Infantry) 
CO., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan., April, ami 
May, 1781, dated West Point; appointed April IG, 1780; also, returns of effec- 
tives between April 20, 1781, and July 27, 1781, dated (Jenuan Hutts, West 
Point, Peekskill, and Phillipsburgh ; reported on command with light infantry 
from Feb. 10, 1781 ; also, return of effectives, dated Phillipsburgh, Aug. 2, 1781 ; 
reported on command at West Pomt ; also, returns of effectives between Aug. 
3, 1781, and Nov. 18, 1781, dated Phillipsburgh, Peekskill, and West Point; 
reported on command with light infantry; also, return of effectives, dated 
Peekskill, Nov. 23, 1781 ; reported on command with light infantry in Virginia ; 
also, Lieutenant, Capt. Asa Cobum's (Light Infantry) co., commanded by 
Capt. William White prior to Nov. 13, 1781, Lieut. Col. John Brooks's regt. ; 
muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Oct. and Nov., 1781, 
dated York Hutts; also, retam of effectives, dated York Hutts, Dec. 1, 1781; 
reported on command with light infantry ; also, return of effectives, dated York 
Hutts, Dec. 7, 1781 ; reported on command with light infantry at the South- 
ward ; also, returns of effectives, dated West Point, Jan. 31, and Feb. 1, 1782 ; 
reported on guard at Fort Montgomery ; also, muster rolls of field, staff, and 
commissioned officers for Dec, 1781-Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts ; also, return 
of effectives, dated Veri)lanck's Point, Oct. 25, 1782 ; also, returns of effectives 
between Nov. 22, 1782, and Jan. 3, 1783, dated Camp New Windsor; reported 
acting as Quarter Master ; also, returns of effectives between Jan. 16, 1783, and 
April 18, 1783 ; reported acting as Quarter Master ; also, register of furloughs 
granted subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; leave given said Reab by Gen. Washmg- 
ton to go from Wmdsor on a furlough from April IG, 1783, to INIay 1, 1783 ; re- 
ported overstayed 4 days ; also, returns of effectives between May 2, 1783, and 
Jime 13, 1783 ; reported acting as Quarter Master. 

Reabb, George. Ensign and Liexitenant, Col. Gamaliel Bradford's (14th) regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; 
reported as serving 3 mos. 15 days as Ensign, 8 mos. 15 days as Lieutenant ; 
also. Ensign, Maj. John Wiley's (.3d) co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; muster roll of 
field, staff, and commissioned officers for July, 1780, dated " Steenropie ; " 
appointed Oct. 8, 1779; reijorted on command at "Paramus;" also. Lieuten- 
ant, same regt. ; list of officers i)romoted hi the Continental Anny and for whom 
warrants were made out; also. Lieutenant, Maj. W^iley's co., Col. Bradford's 
regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Oct., Nov., and 
Dec, 1780, dated Huts near West Point; appointed April 16, 1780. 

Reabe, George, Boston. Sergeant, 8th co., Col. Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town of 
Roxbui-y; term, during war; also, Capt. Isaiah Stetson's co., Col. Bradford's 
regt. ; pay abstract for subsistence, dated Boston ; enli.sted Jan. 1, 1777 ; marched 
April 15, 1777 ; credited with 100 days allowance ; reported joined Jan. 9, 1777 ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; return [year not given] ; residence, Boston; enlisted 
for town of Iloxbuiy ; mustered by County and Continental Muster Masters ; 
also, list of officers recommended to fill vacancies in 14th Ma.ss. regt., as returned 
by Col. Gamaliel Bradford ; said Reabe recommended for an Ensigncy, com- 
mission to date from Oct. 8, 1779 ; ordered in Council Dec. 28, 1779, that said 
officers be commissioned. 

Read, . [Tliis name also appears under the form of Reade, Reead, Reed, Reede, 

Reeds, Reeed, Rcid.] 

Read, Aaron, Rehoboth. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Bliss's co. of Minute-men, which 
marched on the alann of April 19, 1775 ; service to April 27, 1775, 1 week 1 day ; 
also, Capt. Samuel Bliss's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's (22d) regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 4 days; 



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Ee.u), Aarox, continued. 

also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its 
equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Read, Aaron. Private, Lieut. Samuel Brown's cc, Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 9 days; company 
marched from Kehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and 
there served under Gen. Heath. 

Read, Abel, Chelmsford. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to rein- 
force the Contmental Anny, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned 
by Brig. Gen. Eleazer Brooks to Maj. Hosmer, dated Lincoln, July 21, 1779; 
Capt. Minott's co., 7th Middlesex Co. regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. 1 in. 
(also given 6 ft.) ; complexion, light; residence, Chelmsford ; engaged for town 
of Chelmsford ; reported delivered to Ensign Clark. 

Read, Abel, Westford. Private, Capt. Oliver Bates's co. of militia. Col. James 
Prescot's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 13 
days. 

Read, Abel. Private, Capt. Joshua Parker's co.. Col. Robinson's regt.; enlisted 
Sept. 15, 1777 ; service to Jan. 1, 1778, at Rhode Island. 

Read, Abel. Receipt dated Boston, May 31, 1782, for bounty paid .said Read and 
others by Col. Zech. Wriglit, Chairman of Class No. 1 of the town of Westford, 
to sers'e in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also. Private, Col. 
Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from May 30, 1782, 7 mos. 2 days. 

Read, Abijah, Salem. Seaman, ship "Rhodes," commanded by Capt. Nehemiah 
Buffinton ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Aug. lA, 1780 ; age, 26 
jTS. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Salem. 

Read, Abijah, Westford. List of men raised to serve in the Contmental Army, as 
returned by Capt. Zaccheus Wright and Capt. Pelatiah Fletcher, endorsed 
"Wesford Feb. 16 78;" residence, Westford; engaged for town of Ashby; 
joined Capt. Ballard's co.. Col. Alden's regt. ; term, 3 years, to expire in 1780. 

Read, Abijah. CaiJt. Gideon Foster's co.. Col. Mansfield's regt. ; receipt for advance 
pay, signed by said Read and others, dated Cambridge, July 4, 1775. 

Read, Abijah. Private, Caiit. Jonathan Minott's co.. Col. Baldwm's regt.; pay 
abstract for mileage from home to headquarters and return, dated Cambridge, 
Jan. 12, 1776 ; mileage for 52 miles allowed said Read. 

Read, Abijah. Order on Deacon Jeffers, PajTnaster to the Colony troops, payable 
to Col. Ephraim Jackson, dated Camp at Hull, July 10, 1776, signed by said 
Read and others belonging to Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. Whitney's regt., 
for advance pay, travel allowance, etc. ; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, 
Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said Read and others belonging to battalion stationed 
at Hull, asking for increase and payment of wages. 

Read, Abraham, North Yarmouth. Descriptive list of men raised in Cumberland 
Co. to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the time 
of their arrival at camp, agreeable to resolve of April 20,'1778, and mustered in 
from Gen. Thompson's brigade, certified in Cumberland Co., June 4, 1778, by 
Daniel Ilsley, Muster Master for said county, as mustered and delivered to Maj. 
James Johnston, Superintendent; Capt. Russell's co., Col. Mitchell's regt.; 
age, 29 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 9f (also given 5 ft. 9) in.; complexion, light: resi- 
dence. North Yarmouth ; engaged for town of North Yannouth ; mustered May 
19, 1778 ; also, list of men returned as received of Maj. James Johnson, Superin- 
tendent for Cumberland Co., by Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, at Fishkill, 
June 25, 1778; arrived at Fiskkill June 11, 1778; also, list of men returned as 
received of Jonathan Wanier, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778. 



6 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Re^vd, Ahim.v-vz. Private, Maj. Lebbeus Ball's co., Col. William Shepard's (3d) 
regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Camp at Providence; 
enlistment, 8 months; reported disch&i'ged March 11, 1779. 

Read, Amos, Reboboth. Private, Capt. John Perry's co. of Minute-men, which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to April 27, 1775, 1 week 3 
days. 

Read, Amos, TV oburn (probably). Private, Capt. Joshua "Walker's co., Col. David 
Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on tlie alanii of 
April 19, 1775 ; service, 6 days. 

Re^vd, Amos. Copy of an order on Ephraim Newell, Town Treasurer of Attlebor- 
ough, dated July 5, 1776, for wages due said Read and others for .service on 
the alann caused by the battle of Bunker Hill ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Jacob 
Ide's (Attleborough) co.. Col. Dagget's regt.; service, 10 days; comiiany 
marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 177(J. 

Read, Amos. Private, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and there served 
under Gen. Heith. 

Read, Amos. Private, Capt. Levi Ely's co.. Col. John Brown's regt. ; entered ser- 
vice Aug. 9, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 22, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 21 days, including 

7 days (140 miles) travel home ; regiment rai.sed for .'5 months. 

Read, Artemas. Capt. Oilman's co. ; company receipts, given to Benjamin Hey- 
wood, Paymaster, 4th regt., for wages for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 177<5. 

Read, Artemas. Private, Capt. James Tisdale's co., Col. John Greaton's (3d) 
regt. ; muster roll for Oct., 1780; enlisted July 23, 1780; enlistment, 6 months. 

Read, Artemas. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's 
(6th) regt. ; returns for wages for the years 1781 and 1782 ; wages allowed said 
Read from March 20, 1781, to Dec. 31, 1782, 21 mos. 12 days ; rei^orted furloughed 
in March, 1782, deserted May 19, 1782, returned May 29, 1782, absent in Aug. 
and Sept., 1782. 

Read, Bailey, Freetown. Descriptive list of men raised in Bristol Co. for the term 
of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill; Capt. Reed's co.. Col. 
Pope's regt. ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Free- 
town ; arrived at Fishkill Jmie 18 [1778] ; also, pay roll for 6 months men rai.sed 
by the town of Freetown for service in the Continental Army during 1780; 
marched Sept. 18, 1780 ; discharged March 24, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 15 days, 
including travel (180 miles) home; also. Private, Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. 
Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster roll for Feb. and ISIarch, 1781, dated 
West Point; enlisted Sept. 25, 1780; discharged March 21, 1781; enlistment, 
6 months. 

Read, Bartholomew, Royalston. Private, Capt. Richard May berry's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; pay abstract for rations and travel allowance from 
Dorchester Heights home ; said Read credited with allowance for 8 days (155 
miles) travel ; warrant allowed in Council Nov. 29, 1776. 

Read, Bartholomew. Private, Capt. Nathan Watkins's co.. Col. Edmund Phin- 
ney's regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted 
Dec. 1, 1775 ; reported discharged Sept. 20, 1776. > 

Read, Benjamin, Athol. Private, Capt. Nathan Hamilton's co., Col. Samuel 
Brewer's regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Fort Edward 
home, dated Brookfield, Feb. 6, 1777 ; said Read credited with allowance for 

8 days (160 miles) travel. 



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Read, Benjamin, Attleborough. Private, dipt. James Perry's co., Col. Paul Dud- 
ley Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 12, 1775; enlisted July 2, 1775; 
service, 1 mo. 13 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, list of 
men belonging to Capt. Richardson's co. of No. 12 Attleborough who engaged 
in the various cami^aigns subsequent to the Lexmgton alarm ; said Read re- 
ported as having engaged in the 1st campaign, known as the 8 months cam- 
paign; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d Attleborough) co.. Col. John 
Dagget's regt. ; said Read reported as havmg engaged in the service at Cam- 
bridge for about 5 months in 1775 ; said service known as the 2d campaign ; 
also, copy of an order on Ephraim Newell, Town Treasurer of Attleborough, 
dated July 5, 1770, for wages due said Read and others for service on the alanii 
caused by the battle of Bunker Hill ; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d 
Attleborough, also given Attleborough No. 12) co., Col. Daggett's regt. ; list 
of men m the 12 months service in 177(5, known as the 4th (also given 3d) 
campaign ; also, Cajjt. Stephen Richardson's co. ; service, 25 days ; company 
comprised one-fourth of the militia of the town of Attleborough, marched to 
Rhode Island April 21, 1777, to hold the Lmes until men could be raised for 
that purpose for 2 months, and served until May 15, 1777. 

Read, Benjamin, Mendon. Private, Capt. Samuel "Warren's co., Col. Joseph Read's 
(20th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, l775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 12 days; «?so, company return dated Sept. 26, 1775; also, order for 
boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 26, 1775. 

Read, Benjamin, Rutland. Caiit. Adam Wheeler's co., Col. Doolittle's regt. ; 
receipt for advance pay, signed by said Read and others, dated July 13, 1775. 

Read, Benjamin, Township No. 5. Private, Lieut. Joseph "Warner's co. of Minute- 
men, which marched April 21, 1775, in resiionse to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
service to Ajiril 27, 1775, 7 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. 
Abel Thayer's co., Col. John Fellows's (Stli) regt.; comjiany return dated 
Dorchester, Oct. -, 1775. 

Read, Benjamin, "Williamsburg (probably) . Corporal, Lieut. Abel Thayer's de- 
tachment of Mmute-men, which marched m response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service from April 21 to April 27, 1775, 7 days ; also, Capt. Abel Thayer's 
CO., Col. John Fellows's (8th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 
April 28, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 11 days ; also, company return dated Dorchester, 
Oct. -, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dor- 
chester Camp, Nov. 22, 1775. 

Read, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Jonathan "Wales's co., m a regiment commanded 
by Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams ; enlisted Dec. 20, 1776; discharged March 20, 
1777 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home. Roll 
dated Morristown. 

Read, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Asa Laurance's co. of vohmteers. Col. Jonathan 
Reed's regt. ; entered service Sept. 26, 1777; discharged Nov. 9, 1777; service, 
1 mo. 15 days, at the Northward ; comi^any raised in Littleton and Westford 
and marched to assist army imder Gen. Gates. 

Read, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Phineas Walker's detachment of guards, 7tli 
Worcester Co. regt. ; entered service Oct. 3, 1779 ; discharged Oct. 20, 1779 ; 
service, 18 days; detachment stationed at Rutland. 

Read, Benjamin. Captam, 4tli co., 2d Bristol Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of 
otKcers chosen m said regiment, as returned by Edward Pope and others, dated 
April 5, 1776 ; ordered in Coimcil April 26, 1776, that said officers be commis- 
sioned; reported commissioned April 26, 1776; also, Captam of a Freetown 
CO., Col. Pope's regt. ; service, 24 days; company marched Dec. 8, 1776, on an 
alarm at Rhode Island ; also, Captam of a Freetown co.. Col. John Hathawaj''s 



8 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Kead, Bknjamix, continued. 

regt. ; entered service July 27, 1780; discliarged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 days; 
company marched to Khode Island on an alarm. 

Rkad, Benjamin. Capt. Henrj- Brightman's (f'reetown) co., Col. John Hathaway's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 5, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 2 days ; 
company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Read, Benjamin. Captain, 6th co., Col. N. Tyler's (3d "Worcester Co.) regt. of 
Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Aug. 27, 1779 ; a7so. Captain, Col. 
John Rand's regt. ; engaged July 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 12, 1780; service, 3 
mos. 21 days, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; company stationed at 
"West Point; regiment raised in "Worcester Co. to reinforce Continental Anny 
for 3 months. 

Read, Benjamin. Capt. Asa Bams's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt.; service, 
5 days, on an alarm at the Northward ; company marched from Laneshorough 
Oct. 26, 1780; also, Private, Capt. Tiniotliy Read's co.. Col. Asa Bams's regt. ; 
service, 10 days ; comijany marched from Laneshorough to Stillwater Oct. 13, 
1781. 

Read, Brackley. Private, Lieut. Col. Jahez Hatch's (Boston) regt.; service with 
detachment commanded hy Maj. Andrew Symmes drafted to serve for 5 weeks 
in guarduig stores imder ^laj. Gen. Heath at and about Boston, agreeable to 
order of Council of May 12, 1777. 

Read, Brackley (also given Brackley, Jr.). Private, Capt. Robert Davis's co., 
Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. ; muster roll dated Boston, Aug. 14, 1778; company 
drafted to serve for 6 weeks from July 29, 1778; also, Capt. Davis's co., Maj. 
Goodwm's detachment, Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; detached July 
29, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 10, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 11 days, at Boston. 

Read, Brackley. Descriptive return dated Boston, Jan. 5, 1781, made by Edward 
Procter, Colonel of Boston regt., of men who had enlisted to serve m the militia 
under Brig. Gen. John Fellows for the term of 3 months from the time of their 
arrival at place of rendezvous, unless sooner discharged, and who had received 
bounty and mileage due them of said Col. Procter ; Cajjt. Loring's co. ; age, 
36 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, brown. 

Read, Calvix, "Western ("Warren) . List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Anny from East co. in "Western, as returned by the Selectmen and Committee 
of Correspondence, dated Feb. 20, 1778 ; residence, "Western ; engaged for town 
of "Western; joined Capt. Fish's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; term, during war. 

Read, Ch^veles, Westminster. Private, Capt. Noah Miles's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge and joined Col. John "Whitcom's 
regt.; service, 6 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Cai)t. Edmund 
Bemis's co.. Col. Asa "Whitcomb's regt. ; company receipt for wages for Aug., 
1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill. 

Read, Charles. Company receipt, given to Capt. Oliver Soper, dated New York, 
for billeting and mileage from time of enlistment to time of joining regiment; 
also, pay abstract for billeting a number of men belongmg to Capt. Oliver 
Soper's CO., Col. Joseph Read's regt., dated New York; said Read credited 
with 15 days allowance ; also, company receipt, given to Capt. Oliver Soper, 
for ration allowance on march from Dorchester to New York, dated New York ; 
also, company receipt, given to Capt. Oliver Soijer, for wages for Feb. and 
March, 1776, dated New York. 

Read, Charles. Descriptive li.st of men raised in Pljnnouth Co. in 1779 to serve in 
the Continental Army; age, 43 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, dark; 
engaged for town of Middleborough ; reported delivered to Capt. L. Bailey; 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 



Read, Charles, contintted. 

also, receipt dated Middleborough, July 6, 1781, for bounty paid said Read by 
Joseph Alden, a member of a class of the town of Middleborough, to serve in 
the Continental Army for the^erm of (J months. 

Read, Daniel, Peterborough (also given Medford) . Dnunmer, Capt. William 
Scott's CO. of Mmute-men, Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's regt., which marched 
April 20, 1775, in re.sponse to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service to April 23, 
1775, 3 days; also, Capt. Scott's co., Col. Sargent's regt.; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 23, 1775; service, 3 mos. 16 days. 

Read, Daniel. Sergeant, Capt. Ephraim Fitch's co.. Col. Hopkins's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt. ; entered service July 15, 1776 ; discharged Aug. 3, 1776 ; service, 19 
days; company marched to the Highlands, N. Y., on an alarm. 

Read, Daniel. Private, Capt. Eli Parker's co.. Col. Leonard's regt. ; enlisted May 
8, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 8 (also given 2 mos. 9) days ; company marched from 
Hampshire Co. May 8, 1777, to reinforce Continental Army at Ticonderoga for 
2 months. 

Read, Daniel. Private, Lieut. Andrew Loomiss's detachment, Col. A.shley's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; entered service May 31, 1777; discharged June 3, 1777 ; service, 
4 days ; detachment marched to Ticonderoga by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows on 
an alarm. 

Read, Daniel. Private, Capt. Stephen Richardson's co. ; service, 25 days ; com- 
pany comprised one-fourth of the militia of the town of Attleborough, marched 
to Rhode Island April 21, 1777, to hold the Lines until men could be raised for 
that purpo.se for 2 months, and served xmtil May 15, 1777 ; also, Capt. Richard- 
son's CO. ; marched Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 6 
days ; company marched from Attleborough under command of Col. George 
"Williams on a secret expedition ; also, Caxrt. Alexander Foster's co., Col. 
Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service from July 27, 1778, to Aug. 12, 1778, 17 days, 
on expedition to Rhode Island. 

Read, Daniel. Private, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co.. Col. Josiah "Whitney's regt. ; 
marched July 30, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at 
Rhode Island. Roll dated Sutton. 

Read, Daniel. Descriptive list of men mustered in Bristol Co. by James Leonard, 
iSIuster Master, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from 
the time of theii- arrival at Sprmgfield, dated Oct. 29, 1779; 5tli co.. Col. Car- 
penter's regt. ; age, 23yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. Sin. ; complexion, light ; hair, brown; 
eyes, blue ; engaged for town of Rehoboth. [See David Read.] 

Read, Daniel. Private, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 9 days ; .com- 
pany marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and there served 
under Gen. Heith. 

Read, Daniel. Corporal (also given Clerk), Capt. David Batcheller's co.. Col. 
Tyler's regt. ; entered .service July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 
15 (also given 16) days, at Rhode Island on an alarm ; reported discharged July 
31, 1780, retumecl home, and then ordered back to place of rendezvous. 

Read, David, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Jabez Ellis's (Attleborough) co. of 
Minute-men and militia, -which marched on the alarm of Aj^ril 19, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 11 days. 

Read, David, Uxbridge. Private, Capt. Joseph Chapin's co. of Minute-men, which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 : service, 2 weeks 1 day ; also, Corporal, 
Capt. "William "S^'■yman's CO., Col. John Paterson's (2()th) regt. ; company return 



10 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Kk.u>, David, continued. 

[probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Dec. 16, 1775; also. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Read's co., in a regiment 
commanded by Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler ; service, 19 days, at Providence, R. I. ; 
company marched on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776, and served imtil Jan. 21, 1777. 

Bead, Daved. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co. ; copy of a list of men sta- 
tioned at Brooklme for 6 weeks and dismissed Jan. 15, 1776 ; also, Capt. 
Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service, 4 days; 
company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; 
also, Capt. James Hills's co.. Col. Williams's regt. ; service from Sept. 29, 1777, 
to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton ; roll sworn to at Rehoboth ; also, Corporal, Capt. 
Joseph Franklin's (Rehoboth) co.. Col. John Daggett's regt.; entered service 
Jan. 26, 1778; discharged ISIarch 31, 1778; service, 2 mos. 4 days ; company sta- 
tioned at Rhode Island for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778 ; also, descriptive list of 
men raised m Bristol Co. in 1779 to serve m the Continental Army ; age, 23 
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Rehoboth; 
reported delivered to Capt. L. Bailey [.see Daniel Read] ; also, Private, Lieut. 
Samuel Brown's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; 
discliarged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 9 days ; company marched from Rehoboth to 
Tiverton, R. I., on the alai-ni of Aug. 1, 1780, and there served under Gen. 
Heath. 

Read, David. Private, in a company commanded by Lieut. Eleazer Taylor, Col. 
John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged 
Aug. 20, 1777 ; service, 4 days ; company marched to Pittsfield Aug. 17, 1777, 
on an alarm at Bennmgtou ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Adam Kasson's co., Col. 
Jolin Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. 14, 1780 ; discharged 
Oct. 16, 1780; service, 6 days, by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the 
Northward, including travel (3 days) home. 

Read, David. Private, Capt. Mason "Wottles's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) 
regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782; wages allowed said Read from Sept. 
4, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 3 mos. 27 days. 

Read, Di^vh, Gageborough ("Windsor) . Private, Capt. Nathan "Watkins's co. of 
INIinute-men, which marched April 22, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775 ; service, 14 days ; reported enlisted into the army May 5, 1775 ; also, 
Capt. Nathan Watkins's co.. Col. John Patterson's regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; service, 3 mos. 3 days; also. Corporal, 
same co. and regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, receipt for 
boiuity coat dated Nov. 13, 1775 ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Hezekiah Green's co., 
Col. Bams's regt.; entered service Oct. 13, 1781; service, 16 days; company 
marched from Windsor to Saratoga on an alarm at the Northward. 

Read, "Disah." Private, Capt. Shubael Willmark's (Willmarth's) co., Col. Ben- 
jamin Simonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted April 26 [1778]; discharged 
May 19 [1778]; service, 24 days; company called out by order of Maj. Gen. 
Gates to march to Saratoga. 

Read, Ebenezer, Mendon. Private, Capt. Gershom Nelson's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 10, 1775, to Cambridge and Roxbury ; serVice, 9 days; 
also, list of men belonging to Capt. Gershom Nelson's co., dated July 19, 1776. 

Read, Ebenezer, Taunton. Order dated Camp at Hull, June 21, 1776, signed by 
said Read and others belonging to Capt. Zebedee Bedding's co.. Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt., for advance pay for 1 month, etc. ; also. Private, Capt. Zebedee 
Redding's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; service from 4 days preceding 
march to Aug. 1, 1776, 2 mos. 2 days; also, Capt. Ebenezer Dean's co.. Col. 
Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 4 days, probably m July, 1777 ; com- 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. H 

Reab, Ebenezer, continued. 

pany marched from Taunton to Rehoboth, thence to Bristol, thence to Provi- 
dence, R. I., and thence home; also, list of men mustered by James Leonard, 
Muster Master for Bristol Co., dated Sept. 2, 1777; Capt. Caleb Richardson's 
CO., Col. Danforth Keys's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co.. 
Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; engaged Aug. 26, 1777; service to Jan. 1, 1778, 4 
mos. 4 days, at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll dated Warren, 
Dec. 3, 1777, and sworn to at Headquarters, Providence ; also, Capt. Alexander 
Foster's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered service July 27, 1780; dis- 
charged July 31, 1780; service, 7 days, mcluding travel (2 days) home; com- 
pany marched to Tiverton, R. I., July 27, 1780, to serve for (5 days; also, Capt. 
Samuel Robinson's co., Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; marched March G, 1781 ; dis- 
charged March 14, 1781 ; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island ; 2 days (3() miles) 
travel allowed from Rhode Island to Attleborough ; roll endorsed " for 40 days." 

Read, Ebenezer, Uxbridge. Private, Capt. William Wyman's co.. Col. John 
Paterson's (26tli) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 16, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. 
David Batcheller's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ; arrived at camp June 12, 1778 ; 
discharged Jan. 29, 1779; service, 8 mos. 8 days, at North river, including 3 
days to prepare for camp and 20 days (400 miles) travel out and home ; regi- 
ment raised for 8 months. 

Read, Ebenezer, Wobuni (probably). Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co.. Col. 
David Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 6 days. 

Re.U), Ebenezer. Private, brigantine "Freedom," commanded by Capt. John 
Clouston ; engaged June 12, 1776; service to Dec. 25, 1776, 6 mos. 13 days. 

Read, Ebenezer. List of prisoners on board the cartel " Hostage " to be exchanged 
for British prisoners, as returned by Thomas Stone, Commissarj' [year not given, 
probably 1776] ; said Read, a INIaster, reported taken in a jjrize of the sloop 
"Rover" (privateer) by the British ship "Milford." 

Read, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Samuel Read's co., in a regiment commanded by 
Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler; service, 26 days, at Providence, R. I.; company 
marched on the alann of Dec. 8, 1776, and served until Jan. 21, 1777. 

Read, Ebenezer. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Sibley's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 3, 1777 ; enlistment, 6 months from July 1, 1777 ; roll dated Provi- 
dence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll dated North Kingston, Dec. 3, 1777 ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; return of men stationed at North Kingston Dec. 8, 
1777, dated Sturbridge ; also, .same co. and regt. ; service from Dec. 1, 1777, to 
Jan. 1, 1778, 1 mo. 1 day, including travel home ; roll dated Providence. 

Read, Ebenezer. 1st Lieutenant, brigantine " America " (privateer) ; petition 
dated Boston, Aug. 28, 1778, signed by Thomas Harris & Co., in behalf of John 
Thomas and others, of Boston, asking that Nicholas Bartlet be commissioned 
as commander of said vessel ; ordered in Council Aug. 28, 1778, that a commis- 
sion be issued. 

Read, Ebenezer. Corporal, Capt. Thaddeus Read's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; 
entered service July 29, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 13 days, includ- 
ing 3 days (55 miles) travel home ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an 
alarm. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Read, Edward, Milton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tucker's (^Milton) co. of militia, 
which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 6 days, 
before completion of standing army; also, Capt. John Bradley's (Milton) co., 
Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; service, 5 days; company marched to Dorchester 



12 ]MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Head, Edward, continued. 

Neck March 4, 177G, to assist army when tlie forts were erected on the Heiglits ; 
also, Capt. Josiah Vose's (Milton) co. ; service from April 13 to April 26, 1776, 
V2 days, in defence of seacoast. 

Read, Ele'r Jas., "Westford. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 6th ^Middlesex Co. regt., as returned by Col. Jonathan Heed, dated Little- 
ton, Dec. 2, 1777 ; residence, Westford ; engaged for town of Westford ; jomed 
Capt. Ballard's co., Col. Alden's regt. ; term, ;3 years. 

Read, Ellvkim, Westford. Private, Capt. Simon Himt's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's 
regt. of guards; enlisted July 10, 1778; discharged Dec. 16, 1778; service, 5 
mos. 7 days ; roll dated Winter Hill ; also, Capt. Moses Bams's co., Lieut. Col. 
Samuel Perce's regt. ; enlisted May 17, 1779; service, 1 mo. 14 days, at Rhode 
Island; enlistment, 2 months, to expire July 1, 1779; also, Capt. Zaccheus 
Wright's CO., Col. Cyprian Howe's regt.; entered service July 27, 1780: dis- 
charged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 7 days, including 3 days (60 miles) travel 
home. 

Read, Elias. Private, Capt. Abner Crane's co.. Col. Jacob Garish's (Gerrish's) 
regt.; enlisted Oct. 16, 1779; discharged Dec. 2, 1779; service, 1 mo. 17 days, 
on expedition to Claverack. Roll dated Stoughton. 

Read, Eliphaz, Wobuni (probably). Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co.. Col. 
David Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alann 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 11 days. 

Read, Eliphaz. Marine, ship "Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster 
Williams ; engaged Oct. 24, 1780 ; service, 6 mos. 11 daj^s ; reported captured 
May 5, 1781. 

Read, Elnathan, Westford. Private, Capt. Jonathan Mmott'sco., Col. Baldwin's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home to headquarters Jind return, dated 
Cambridge, Jan. 12, 1776; mileage for 52 miles allowed said Read; also, order 
on Deacon Jeffers, Paymaster to the Colony troops, payable to Col. Ei)hraim 
Jackson, dated Camp at Hull, July 10, 1776, signed by said Read and others 
belonging to Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. Whitney's regt., for advance pay, 
travel allowance, etc. ; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sejit. 17, 1776, signed 
by said Read and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for 
increase and payment of wages. 

Read, Ephraim, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co. ; service from 
Aug. 12, 1776, to Oct. 1, 1776; also, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Francis's regt. ; copies of company receipts for wages for Oct. and Nov., 1776, 
dated Dorchester; a7so, same co. and regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance 
from camp home, etc., sworn to Nov. 29, 1776; said Read credited with allow- 
ance for 2 days (.36 miles) travel ; company drafted from Rehoboth, Attlebor- 
ough, Norton, Mansfield, and Easton ; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson's co. ; 
marched Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 6 days ; com- 
pany marched from Attlpborougli under command of Col. George Williams on 
* a secret expedition ; also, Capt. Alexander Foster's co., Col. Thomas Cari)en- 
ter's regt. ; entered service July 27, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 7 
days, on an alann, including travel (2 days) home ; company marched to Tiver- 
ton, R. I., July 27, 1780, to serve for 6 days; also, Capt. Samuel Robinson's 
CO., Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; marched Aug. 4, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; 
service, 4 days ; 2 days travel also allowed on march home from Tiverton to 
Attleborough ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Bead, Ephraim, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Natlianiel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas 
Carpenter's regt. ; service, 16 days; comjiany marched from Rehoboth to Bris- 
tol, R. I., on tlie alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. James Hills's co.. Col. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 13 

Re.U), Ephraim, continued. 

Williams's regt. ; service from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton ; also, 
descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the tenn 
of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 17H0, returned as received of Jus- 
tin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 11, 
1780; age, 2.3 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of 
Rehoboth; marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Capt. George 
"Webb; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. 
Gen.Paterson as liaving passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 
25, 1780 ; also, pay roll for fi months men raised by the town of Rehoboth for 
service in the Contmental Army during 1780 ; marched to West Point July 7, 
1780; discharged Jan. 16, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 19 days, including 10 days (200 
miles) travel home. 

Read, Ephraim. Copy of a list dated Boston Harbor, on board the hrig "Repri- 
sal," Feb. 10, 1778, of men belongmg to the crew of the "Reprisal," com- 
manded by Capt. James Brown, taken hy a British frigate Feb. 19 [ ? ], 1778. 

Read, Esquire. Private, Capt. Ezra Whipple's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. U, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 19, 1780 ; service, 5 
days ; company marched to Castleton by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm. 

Read, Ezekiel, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co. ; service from Aug. 
12, 1776, to Oct. 1, 1776 ; also, Capt. Hodges's co., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; 
copy of a company receipt for wages for Oct., 1776, dated Dorchester ; a?so, same 
CO. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from' camp home, etc., sworn to 
Nov. 29, 1776 ; said Read credited with allowance for 2 days (48 miles) travel ; 
company drafted from Rehoboth, Attleborough, Norton, Mansfield, and Easton. 

Read, Ezra, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. John Perry's co. of Minute-men, which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service to April 27, 1775, 1 week 1 
day; also, Capt. John Perry's co., Col. Timothy Walker's (22d) regt.; com- 
pany return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Camp at Roxbury, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Read, Ezra. Private, Capt. Theophilus Wilder's co., Col. Ebenezer Thayer's 
regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 29, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 11 days ; 
regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months and 
stationed at Rhode Island. 

Read, Ezra. Private, Capt. Thomas Cushmg's co. ; service from Oct. 25, 1782, to 
Jan. 11, 1783, 2 mos. 18 days ; company raised for defence of Castle and Gov- 
ernor's Islands. Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Read, Ferman. Private, Capt. Joseph Durfee's (Freetown) co., Col. Pope's regt. ; 
enlisted Dec. 7, 1776; discharged Dec. 23, 1776; service, 16 days; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Read, Gardner. Private, Capt. Henry Brightman's co.. Col. James Dean's regt. ; 
entered service March 8, 1781; discharged March 14, 1781; service, 6 days; 
company detached from Freetown, Berkley, and Dighton, to serve for 40 days, 
unless sooner discharged. [See Garner Reed.] 

Read, George, Taunton. Private, Capt. Josiah King's co.. Col. George Williams's 
regt. ; service, 32 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (2 days) home; com- 
pany marched from Taunton Sept. 29, 1777, under command of Col. George 
Williams on a secret expedition and was discharged Oct. 29, 1777. 

Read, George, Taunton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Dean's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt.; service, 1 mo. 4 days; company marched from Taunton to 
Rehoboth, thence to Bristol, thence to Providence, R. I., and thence home. 
Roll dated Nov. 5, 1777. 



14 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Read, Geokgk. Private, Capt. Matthew Randell's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's 
regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 177<), 3 mos. ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 2 days, including travel home. 

Bead, ,George. Private, Capt. Joseph Durfee's (Freetown) co.. Col. Pope's regt. ; 
enlisted Dec. 7, 1776; discharged Dec. 13, 1776; service, 6 days; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Read, George. Private, Capt. Joseph Durfee's co. ; service from April 9, 1778, to 
July {), 1778, 3 mos., at Freetown. 

Read, George. Private, Capt. Thomas Elsbre's co.. Col. Livingston's regt. ; entered 
service July 9, 1779; discharged Sept. 9, 1779; service, 2 mos., at Freetown 
and Rhode Island ; company raised for 2 months ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
service from Sept. 9 to Sept. 24, 1779, 15 days, at Freeto-mi and Rhode Island. 

Read, George. Capt. Henry Brightman's (Freetown) co.. Col. Hathaway's regt. ; 
entered ser^'ice Aug. 5, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 2 days ; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Read, George. Corporal, Capt. Jacob Haskins's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; 
entered service July 27, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 31, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 6 days ; 
regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Read, George, 2d, Taunton. Private, Capt. Ichabod Leonard's 6th (Taimton) co.. 
Col. George Williams's regt. ; service, 24 days; company marched to Warren, 
R. I., via Rehoboth, on the alarm at Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Read, George, 2d. Private, Capt. Joseph Durfee's (Freetown) co., Col. Pope's 
regt.; enlisted Dec. 7, 1776; discharged Dec. 23, 1776; service, 16 days; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Read, George, 3d. Capt. Henry Brightman's (Freetown) co.. Col. Hathaway's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 4 days ; 
company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Read, Gideon, Berkley. Private, Capt. Samuel Tubbs's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 
week ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Read, Hayward (also given Howard). Lieut. Col. Badlam's co., Col. Bailey's 
(2d) regt.; entered service July 25, 1779; discharged April 25, 1780; term, 9 
months. 

Read, Hezekiah, Hatfield. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. for the 
term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. Murray's 
CO., Col. Chapen's regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; 
residence, Hatfield; arrived at Fishkill June 16, 1778; also, descriptive list 
dated Hvitts, three miles from West Point, Jan. 28, 1781 ; Capt. Edes's co., 9th 
Mass. regt. commanded by Col. H. Jackson; rank. Private; age, 19 yrs.; 
stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; occupation, yeoman ; resi- 
dence, Hatfield; enlisted April 3 (also given Dec. 3), 1779, by Capt. Watson; 
enlistment, during war. 

Read, Ichabod, Freetown. Corporal, Capt. Philip Hathway's co.. Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 15 (also given 1 mo. 12) days, at Rhode Island ; 
roll .sworn to in Suffolk Co., Nov. 28, 1777; also. Sergeant, Capt. Henry Bright- 
man's (Freetown) co.. Col. Hathaway's regt.; entered service Aug. 3, 1780; 
discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 4 days; company marched to Rhode Island 
on an alann. 

Read, Ichabod, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Abiel Peirce's (2d IMiddleborough) 
CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; 
service, 2 days. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 15 

Read, Ichabod, Walpole. Corporal, Capt. Seth Bullard's cc. Col. Joseph Read's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aut;. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 1 
day; aLso, company return dated Roxburj' Camp, Sept. 26, 1775. 

Read, Isaac, Freetown. Private, Capt. Philip Hathway's co.. Col. Josiah "Whit- 
ney's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 15 (also given 1 mo. 12) days, at Rhode Island ; roll 
sworn to in Suffolk Co., Nov. 28, 1777; also, descriptive list of men raised m 
Bristol Co. for the tenn of months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; 
Capt. Durfey's co., Col. Pope's regt.; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, (> ft. 1 m.; com- 
plexion, dark ; residence, Freetown ; arrived at Fishkill June 19, 1778. 

Read, Isaac. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for 
the term of months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received 
of Justm Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 
11,1780; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, ruddy ; engaged for town 
of RajTiham ; arrived at Sprmgfield July 10, 1780 ; marched to camp July 11, 
1780, imder command of Capt. George "Webb ; also, list of men raised m Bris- 
tol Co. to serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as 
attested by James "Williams, Superintendent for said coimty, dated Taunton ; 
also, descriptive list of men returned as received by John Burt, at Tamiton, 
May 22, 1781, to be conducted to Springfield and delivered to Col. Shepard ; 
age, 22 yrs.; .stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark; occupation, laborer; en- 
gaged for town of Raynham ; term, 3 years; also. Corporal, Col. Benjamin 
Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from March 15, 1781, 21 mos. 16 days; reported 
promoted from Private July 1, 1781, reduced Oct. 3, 1782. 

Read, Isaac. Seaman, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. John Peck Rath- 
bum ; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the schooner " Loyalty " 
and "Wreck [year not given]. 

Read, Isaiah, Taimton. Private, Capt. Ichabod Leonard's 6th (Taimton) co.. Col. 
George Williams's regt. ; .service, 24 days ; company marched to "Warren, R. I., 
via Rehoboth, on the alarm at Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Read, Israel, "Wobum. Order on Deacon Jeffers, Pa j-master to the Colony troops, 
payable to Col. Ephraim Jackson, dated Camp at Hull, July 10, 1776, signed 
by said Read and others belonging to Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. "Whit- 
ney's regt., for advance pay, travel allowance, etc. 

Read, Israel. Private, Capt. Joshua Parker's co., Col. Robinson's regt. ; enlisted 
Aug. 6, 1777 ; discharged Dec. 22, 1777 ; service at Rhode Island. 

Read, Issachar. Private, Capt. Nathan Harwood's co.. Col. John Dickason's 
(DickiiLson's) regt. ; enlisted July 19, 1777 ; discharged July 31, 1777 ; service, 
15 days, includmg travel (60 miles) home ; company marched to Manchester to 
join forces vmder Col. "Warner on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Chesterfield. 

Read, Jacob, Brookluie (also given Boston). Private, Capt. Timothy Corey's co., 
Col. Gerrish's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 1, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 2 days; also, Capt. Corey's (7th) co., Lieut. Col. Loammi Bald- 
win's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; company return dated Sewall's 
Point, Sept. 27, 1775; also, return for clothing, dated Camp at Sewall's Pomt, 
Oct. 27, 1775 ; also, order for boujity coat or its equivalent in money dated Sew- 
all's Point, Dec. 11, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Joseph Pettengill's co., Col. 
Baldwin's regt. ; pay abstracts for Feb. and jMarch, 1776, dated Camp at New 
York. 

Read, Jacob, Hollis. Private, Capt. Reuben Dow's co., Col. "William Prescott's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
14 days; also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775. 



IG :\IASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reab, Jacob, Sudbury. Order on Paymaster General, payable to Joseph Shurtleff, 
Quarter Master, endoreed " Hull July 15 1776," signed by said Read, Corporal, 
and others belonguig to Capt. Andrew Haskell's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's 
regt., for advance pay for 1 month, travel allowance, etc. ; also, Corporal, Capt. 
Andrew Haskell's co.. Col. Thomas ISIarshall's regt. ; entered sers'ice June 2.3, 
1770 ; sers'ice to Dec. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 9 days. 

Bead, James, Dighton. Matross, Capt. Benjamm Frothingham's co.. Col. John 
Crane's (Artillerj-) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
March 13, 1777, to Dec. 3, 1778 ; residence, Dighton ; reported deserted ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Sept., 1777 ; enlistment, durhig war ; reported 
confined. 

Re^uj, James, Milton. Sergeant, Capt. Ehcnezor Tucker's (Milton) co. of militia, 
which marched in response to the alarm of Ajjril 1!), 1775 ; service, 7 days, 
before completion of standing army. 

Re.ad, James, Roxbury. Capt. Job Sumner's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt.; 
return [year not given] ; residence, Roxbury ; mustered by Coiuity ^Muster Mas- 
ter Barber; reported deserted. 

Read, James, Top.sham. Company receipt, given to Capt. Benjamin Lemont, for 
muskets, etc., dated Camp Coxes Head, June 8, 1781. 

Read, James, "Wobum (probably) . Corporal, Capt. Joshua "Walker's co., Col. David 
Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775 ; service, 11 days. 

Read, James. Capt. Joseph Thompson's co., Col. Timothy Danielson's regt. ; order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 10, 1775. 

Read, James. Receipt dated Chelmsford, April 19, 1776, signed by said Read and 
others belonging to Capt. John Ford's co., Col. Roberson's (Robinson's) regt.,- 
for wages for service from Feb. 5, 1776, to April 1, 1776. 

Read, James. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
.service, 16 days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the 
alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Read, James. Private, Capt. John Bradley's (Milton) co., Col. Benjamin Gill's 
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched to Dorchester Neck March 4, 1776, to 
assist army when the forts were erected on the Heights ; also, Capt. Josiah 
Vose's (Milton) co. ; service from April 13 to April 26, 1776, 12 days, in defence 
of seacoast ; also. Private, in a company in Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 7 days; company marched from Milton, Stoughton, and Stoughtonham, 
to Castle Island Dec. 19, 1776, under command of Capt. Robert Swan, of 
Stoughton. 

Read, James. Receipt given to Capt. John Walton, dated Cambridge, May 9, 1777, 
signed by .said Read and others, for wages and rations for service at Noddle's 
Island in Dec, 1776. 

Read, James. Returns, etc., of 2d Dracut co. ; said Read appears among men raised 
in Aug., 1777, to serve imtil Dec. 1, 1777 ; reported hired by Ezekiel Chever. 

Read, J.ames. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk 
Co., dated Boston, Jxme 21, 1778; Capt. Scott's co., Col. Henley's regt. 

Read, James. Private, Capt. Nfithan Packard's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 3, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 9, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, 
at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at PljTiiouth. 

Read, James. Private, Maj. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted July 1, 1779; dis- 
charged Aug. 1, 1779; service, 1 mo.; also, same co. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1779; 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 17 

Read, James, continued. 

service, 5 mos. 17 days; above service from July 1, 1779, with guards at and 
about Boston, under successive engagements of 3 months. 

Read, James. Private, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
entered service July 27, 1780; discharged July 31. 1780; service, 5 days, at 
Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; company raised for 6 days service. Roll sworn 
to at Rehoboth. 

Read, Jajies. Private, Capt. David Batcheller's co., Col. Tyler's regt. ; entered 
service July 28, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 15 days, on an alarm 
at Rhode Island. [See Thomas Read.] 

Read, James. Private, Lieut. Samuel Brown's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
service between Aug. 1, and Aug. 8, 1780, 5 days; company marched from 
Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and there served imder 
Gen. Heath. 

Read, Ja3IES. Private, Capt. Simeon Cole's co.. Col. Dean's regt.; service from 
March 6, 1781, 10 days ; company raised to serve on a 40 days expedition to 
Rhode Island but discharged March 15, 1781, by order of Maj. Gen. Lincoln. 

Read, Jajies. Private, Capt. William Moore's co., Col. William Shepard's (4th) 
regt.; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; enlisted April 26, 1781; 
enlistment, 3 years. 

Read, James. Private, Capt. Elihu Gilford's co.. Col. Turner's regt. ; entered ser- 
vice July 23, 1781 ; discharged Xov. 30, 17S1 ; service at Rhode Island ; regi- 
ment raised in Bristol and Barnstable counties to serve for 5 months. 

Read, James. List of prisoners sent from New York in the cartel " Rising Empire," 
as returned by Commissary Godfrey [year not given] ; said Read reported as 
belonging to Virginia. 

Read, Jajies. List of prisoners sent from New York Ln the cartel " Rising Empire," 
as returned by Commissary Godfrey [year not given] ; said Read reported as 
belonging to Virginia and as havmg been employed in the " Oliver Cromwell," 
of Connecticut. [Name appears twice on list.] 

Read, Jason, Rutland. Private, Capt. David Bent's (Rutland) co. of militia, Col. 
Nathaniel Sparhawk's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 6 days. 

Read, Jeffrey. Private, Capt. Winthrop Boston's (Baston's) co. ; enlisted Feb. 
1, 1776; company raised in North Yarmouth, Bnmswick, Harpswell, New 
Gloucester, New Boston (Gray) , and Windham, Cumberland Co., for 2 months 
service dviring the siege of Boston m 1776. 

Re.\d, Jekemiah. Capt. Wood's co.. Col. Paul Dudley Sergent's regt.; order for 
boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Camp No. 2, Nov. 9, 
1775. 

Read, Jeremiah. Corporal, Capt. Daniel Brown's co. commanded by Lieut. Wil- 
liam White, Col. Miles Powell's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 23, 1779 ; 
discharged Sept. 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at New Haven, Conn., includ- 
ing 6 days (120 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to at Lanesborough. 

Read, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co. ; treasury pay roll dated March 
-, 1783. [See Jeremiah Rand.] 

Read, Jesse, Deerfield (also given Whately) . Return of men drafted from Hamp- 
shire Co. militia to march to Horse Neck mider command of Col. John Mosley 
[year not given], but who failed to join regiment ; reported drafted from town 
of Deerfield; drafted into Capt. French's co. ; also, Private, Capt. Luke Day's 



18 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

llKAD, Jessk, continued. 

CO., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (Ttli) regt. ; muster rolls for Feb., March, and 
April, 1781, dated West Pomt ; also, muster roll for June, 1781 ; reported on com- 
mand with the boats; also, muster rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York 
Hutts ; also, register of furloughs granted subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; leave given 
said Read by Maj. Porter Dec. 22, 1781, to go from "West Point to Deerfield for 
55 days ; reported overstayed 8 days on account of .stonny weather ; also, muster 
rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts; also, list of men tried by 
courts-martial subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781; said Read tried March 1, 1782, by 
regimental court-martial, Capt. Bates, President, on charge of overstaying his 
furlough ; rejjorted acquitted ; also, list of men entitled to honorary badges for 
faithful service ; said Read served from April 29, 1777 ; entitled to 1 stripe. 

Read, Job. Private, Capt. John Shaw's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; 
enlisted Sept. 23, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 2 mos. 21 days; regi- 
ment stationed at Cambridge ; roll dated Raynham ; also, Capt. Simeon Cobb's 
CO., 3d regt.. Gen. Godfrey's brigade; enlisted Aug. 14, 1779; service, 1 mo. 2 
days ; company detached from militia to serve at Rhode Island for 4 weeks in 
a regiment iinder Capt. Samuel Fisher; also, Capt. Jacob Haskins's co.. Col. 
Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; entered service July 27, 1780 ; dischai'ged Oct. 31, 1780 ; 
service, 3 mos. 6 days ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 
months. 

Read, Joel, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Jabez Ellis's (Attleborough) co. of 
Minute-men and militia, which marched on the alarm of AjJril 19, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 11 days; also, Corporal, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co., Col. Timothy 
"Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 8 days ; also. Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; comi^any return dated Oct. 
G, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at 
Roxbury, Nov. 20, 1775 ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Stephen Richardson's co. ; 
marched Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 6 days ; com- 
pany marched from Attleborough mider command of Col. George "V\'illiams on 
a secret expedition. 

Read, Joel, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Samuel Robinson's co. ; enlisted June 
21, 1778; service, 22 days; company raised to serve in Col. "Wade's regt. for 21 
days from July [June] 21, 1778. 

Re,U), Joel, Rutland. List of men mustered [year not given] ; said Read appears 
among men raised from Col. Sparhawk's regt. for tlie term of 9 months ; Capt. 
Walker's co. ; residence, Rutland; engaged for town of Rutland. 

Read, Joel, Wobuni (probably). Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co., Col. David 
Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm of 
Ajiril 19, 1775; service, 1 day. 

Read, .Joel. Capt. Wood's co. ; list of recruits for the new establishment in Col. 
Baldwin's regt., ajiproved by Brig. Gen. W. Heath in Camp at Cambridge, 
Dec. 30, 1775. 

Re.vd, John, Ashby. Private, Capt. John Jones's co. of militia. Col. James Pres- 
cott's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alann of April 
19, 1775 ; service, 7 days. 

Read, Johx, Danvers. Return of officers to be commissioned in Col. Francis's regt., 
dated Sept. 23, 177tj; said Read reported as not liaving joined the companj-, of 
Avhicli Henry Herrick was 2d Lieutenant, made up from Col. Herrick's regt. 

Read, John, Pembroke. Private, 3d co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; Conti- 
nental Army pay accounts for service from !March 10, 1777, to Feb. 14, 1780; 
reported discharged Feb. 14, 17S0; also, Capt. Thomas Turner's co.. Col. Brad- 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 19 

Read, John, continued. 

ford's regt. ; return [year not given] ; residence, Pembroke ; enlisted for town 
of Pembroke ; mustered by County and Continental Muster Masters ; reported 
enlisted Feb. 15, 1777 ; joined April 14, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; muster roll dated Jan. 15, 1778. 

Read, John, Swanzey. Private, Capt. Peleg Peck's cc, Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
(Bristol Co.) regt.; entered service July 27, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; 
service, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; entered ser- 
vice Aug. 2, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 8 days ; company marched 
to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm ; by order of Col. Slead all the men in Swanzey 
were joined in one company under Capt. Peck, the other officers refusing to 
serve. 

Read, John, Taimton. Private, Capt. Robert Crosman's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Nathaniel Leonard's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the 
alai-m of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; discharged April 29, 1775 ; service, 12 
days. 

Read, John, TVobum (probably) . Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co., Col. David 
Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775 ; service, 10 days. 

i^EAD, John. Order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to John Hayes, dated 
North Yannouth, Oct. 16, 1775, signed by said Read, Private, and others be- 
lougmg to Capt. Benjamin Parker's co., for wages for 2 mos. .service on the 
seacoast in Cumberland Co. 

Read, John. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. John Lemont's (4th) co., Col. John Robinson's 
regt. ; list of officers to be commissioned, endorsed " to April 1st 1776; " com- 
missions reported dated Feb. 5, 1776. 

Read, John. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt.; service, 16 days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., 
on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Read, John. Private, Capt. James Hills's co., Col. John Daggett's regt. ; cojiy of 
a list of men stationed at Bristol for 3 mos. from Dec. 28, 177G. 

Read, John. Private, Gen. John Hancock's (Boston Independent) co. commanded 
by Lieut. Col. Henry Jackson ; arrived at camp April 17, 1777 ; discharged May 
5, 1777; service, 21;^ days, at Rhode Island, travel (45 miles) included; com- 
pany probably marched from Boston Ajiril 15, 1777. 

Read, John. Sergeant, Capt. Christopher Banister's co., Col. Ezra May's regt. ; 
engaged Sept. 20, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 14, 1777 ; service, 29 days, on expedi- 
tion to Stillwater and Saratoga, including travel (100 miles) home. 

Read, John. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Franklin's (Rehoboth) co.. Col. John Daggett's 
regt. ; entered service Jan. 1, 1778 ; discharged March 31, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. ; 
company stationed at Rhode Island for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778. 

Read, John. Sergeant, Capt. Nathan Smith's co.. Col. Jacobs's regt. ; pay roll for 
Nov., 1778; service, 1 mo. 

Read, John. Capt. Nehemiah Pratt's co.. Col. Mitchell's regt. commanded by 
Lieut. Col. James "SVilliams, Brig. George Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade ; ser- 
vice, 8 days ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 
1780. 

Read, John. Seaman, ship "Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster Wil- 
liams ; engaged Nov. 20, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 15 days ; reported captured May 
5, 1781. 



20 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Read, John. Captamof a company in Col. James Hunter's corps raised for defence 
of eastern Massachusetts ; appointed ]March 13, 1782 ; discharged Nov. 20, 1782 ; 
service, 8 mos. 8 days. 

Read, John. Sergeant, Capt. John Read's co.. Col. James Himter's corps raised 
for defence of eastern Massachusetts; appointed April 16, 1782; discharged 
Nov. 20, 1782 ; service, 7 mos. 5 days. 

Re.vd, John, Jr. Pay roll of a detachment from Capt. Josiah Crocker's co. of 
matrosses. Col. Mitchel's regt., Brig. Gen. George Godfrey's brigade; service, 
8 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780. 

Read, Jonas. Corporal, Capt. "William Tucker's co., Col. Jacob Gerrisb's regt. ; 
engaged July 13, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 5 mos. 20 days. 

Read, Jonathan, Attleborougb. Private, Capt. Jabez Ellis's (Attleborough) co. 
of ]Minute-men and militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 11 days; also, Capt. Seth Bullard's co.. Col. Joseph Read's regt. ; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day; also, com- 
pany return dated Roxbury Camp, Sept. 2(5, 1775 ; also, Capt. Stephen Richard- 
son's CO. ; marched Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 6 
days; company marched from Attleborough under command of Col. George 
"Williams on a secret expedition. 

Re,vd, Jonathan, Berkley. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Tubbs's co.. Col. Timothy 
"Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 1, 1775 ; .service, 
3 mos. 7 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Read, Jonathan, Berkley. Private, Capt. Samuel Tubbs's co.. Col. Timothy 
"Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 7 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Read, Jonathan, Littleton. Major, Col. James Prescott's (Middlesex Co.) regt. ; 
marched April 19, 1775 ; service, 13 days. 

Read, Jonathan, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. John Perry's co. of Minute-men, which 
marched on the alann of April 19, 1775 ; service to April 27, 1775, 1 week 1 day ; 
also, Capt. John Perry's co.. Col. Timothy "Walker's (22d) regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 4 days; 
also, company retirm dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for boimty coat or its 
equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Oct. 26, 1775; also. Corporal, 
Capt. James Ilills's co., Col. "Williams's regt. ; service from Sept. 29, 1777, to 
Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton. 

Read, Jonathan, Wilmington. Private, Capt. John Harnden's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Bridge's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 29, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 10 days. 

Read, Jonathan. Private, Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt. ; service with 
detachment commanded by Maj. Andrew Symmes drafted to serve for 5 
weeks in guarding stores imder Maj. Gen. Heath at and about Boston, agree- 
able to order of Coimcil of May 12, 1777. 

Read, Jonathan. Private, Capt. John Walton's co.. Col. Samuel Thatcher's regt. ; 
joined Sept. 2, 1778; discharged Sept. 4, 1778; service, 3 days, witli guards at 
Fort No. 2, Cambridge. 

Read, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Jo.seph Durfee's co. ; service from April 9, 1778, 
to July 9, 1778, 3 mos., at Freetown; also, Capt. Henry Brightman's (Free- 
town) CO., Col. John Hathaway's regt.; entered service Aug. 3, 1780; dis- 
charged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 4 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on 
an alarm. 



IX THE WAE OF THE REVOLUTION. 21 

Rkad, Joseph, Acton. Order on Deacon Jeffrais, payable to Capt. Abishai Brown, 
dated Camp at Hull, Aug. 29, 177(5, signed by said Read and others belonging 
to Capt. Brown's co.. Col. Whitney's regt., for advance pay, travel allowance, 
etc. ; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said Read and 
others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and i)aynient 
of wages. 

Read, Joseph, North Yarmouth. Subsistence roll of Capt. Daniel Merrill's co., 
Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Jan. 
1, 1777, to March 17, 1777 ; credited with 92 days subsistence, including allow- 
ance for travel (320 miles) on march from home to Bennington, the place of 
rendezvous. 

Read, Joseph, Uxbridge. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Silas AVheelock's (7th Worces- 
ter Co.) regt. ; service, 9 days ; regiment marched to Cambridge and Roxbury 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; also, Colonel ; regimental return dated Camp 
at Roxbury, ^lay 18, 1775 ; commissions for officers of said Read's regiment 
received by him at Watertown May 24, 1775 ; also, returns of officers for pro- 
visions, dated Roxbury, June 5, and Jime 25, 1775 ; also, Colonel ; engaged 
April 3i, 1775 ; service to Aug. 1, 1775, 3 mos. 15 days ; also, return of field and 
staff officers, dated Sept. 26, 1775 ; also, return of militia officers and men who 
joined said Read's regiment at Roxbury Camp Dec. 10, 1775, certified in Camp 
at Roxbury, Jan. 19, 1770 ; ordered in Council Feb. 9, 1776, that said officers be 
commissioned. 

Read, Joseph. Orders on Henry Gardner, Paymaster General, payable to said 
Read, Captain, dated Westford, Sept. 2, and Sept. 9, 1776, respectively, signed 
by the Selectmen of Westford, for money due for providing gims for certain 
soldiers in Capt. Joshua Parker's and Capt. Wyman's cos., Col. Prescott's 
regt. 

Read, Joseph. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Durfee's (Freetown) co.. Col. Pope's regt. ; 
engaged Dec. 7, 1776; discharged Dec. 23, 1776; service, 16 days; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Re.ad, Joseph. Private, Capt. John Walton's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of 
guards; jomed Jan. 12, 1778; service to April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 22 days, at Cam- 
bridge, guarding troops of convention. 

Read, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joseph Durfee's co. ; service from April 9, 1778, to 
July 9, 1778, 3 mos., at Freetown. 

Read, Joseph. List of men who were detached from Col. Brooks's regt. to relieve 
guards at Cambridge, as returned to Lieut. Col. Francis Faulkner [year not 
given, probably 1778] ; reported as belonging to a company commanded by 
Lieut. Heald, Jr., of Acton. 

Re^vd, Joseph. Private, Maj. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted May 3, 1779; dis- 
charged July 2, 1779; service, 2 mos., with guards at and about Boston; en- 
listment, 3 months. 

RejVD, Joseph. Descriptive list of men raised to serve in the Continental Araiy for 
the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 9, 1779, returned as received 
of Justm Ely, Commissioner, by Cajjt. James Tisdale, at Springfield, Aug. 23, 
1779 ; Capt. Hunt's co.. Col. Faulkner's regt. ; age, 40 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; 
complexion, dark ; engaged for tovm of Acton. 

Read, Joseph. Private, Capt. Thomas Elsbre's co., Col. Livingston's reg-t. ; service 
from Sept. 9 to Sejjt. 24, 1779, 15 days, at Freetown and Rhode Island. 

Read, Joseph. Capt. Henry Brightman's (Freetown) co.. Col. Hathaway's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 5, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 2 days ; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 



22 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Rkad, Joskph. Private, Capt. John Pearson's co., Lieut. Col. Putnam's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 2, 1781 ; discharged Dee. 8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 18 days, includ- 
ing 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Essex and Plymouth 
counties to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. Roll sworn to at New- 
buryport. 

Rk-vt), Joseph. Descriptive list of men raised in "Worcester Co. to serve in the 
Continental Army, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendient ; Capt. 
Lovell's CO., Col. Denny's regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ;* complexion, 
light ; occupation, clothier ; engaged for town of Worcester ; engaged ISIarch 
;i, 1781; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co., Lieut. Col. 
Calvin Smith's (Gth) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1781 ; wages allowed 
said Read from March 3, 1781, to Dec. 31, 1781, 9 mos. 29 days; also, same co. 
and regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Read for 12 
mos. ; reported on command in April, 1782. 

Read, Joseph, Jr. Capt. Henry Brightman's (Freetown) co.. Col. Hathaway's 
regt.; entered .service Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 4 days; 
company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Read, Joshua, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. Nathan Fuller's co., Lieut. Col. Wil- 
liam Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt.; company return dated 
Camp at Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Read, Joshua, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Abiel Peirce's (2d Middleborough) 
CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; 
service, 2 days. 

Read, Joshua, Westford. Private, Capt. Jonathan Minot's co. of militia, Col. 
James Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
3 days ; reported returned home. 

Read, Joshua (also given Joshua, Jr.), Westford. Private, Capt. Moses Bams's 
CO., Lieut. Col. Samuel Perce's regt. ; enlisted May 17, 1779; service at Rhode 
Island; enlistment, 2 months, to expire July 1, 1779; also, descriptive list of 
men raised for Continental service, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superin- 
tendent for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Read's co.. Col. Read's regt.; age, 16 yrs.; 
stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Westford; engaged for town 
of Westborough (also given Westford) ; marched July 26, 1779 ; also, pay roll 
forG months men raised by the town of Westford for service in the Continental 
Army during 1780; marched July 2, 1780; discharged Dec. 31, 1780; service, 
6 mos. 10 days, mcluding travel (240 miles) home. 

Read, Joshua, Wobum (probably) . Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co., Col. David 
Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775; service, 2 days. 

Read, Joshua. Private, Capt. Asa Laurance's co. of vohmteers. Col. Jonathan 
Reed's regt. ; entered service Sept. 26, 1777; discharged Nov. 9, 1777; service, 
1 mo. 15 days, at the Northward ; company raised in Littleton and Westford 
and marched to assist army under Gen. Gates. 

Read, Joshua. Private, Capt. Shubael Willmark's (Willmarth's) co.. Col. Benja- 
min Symonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted April 26; discharged May 19 
[year not given, probably 1778] ; service, 24 days ; company called out by order 
of Maj. Gen. Gates to march to Saratoga. 

Read, Joshua. Corporal, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted Dec. 28, 1778; dis- 
charged April 30, 1779; service, 4 mos. 3 days, with guards vmder Maj. Gen. 
Gates at and about Boston. 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 23 

Read, Joshua. Descriptive list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army for 
the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned as received 
of Justui Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. James Tisdale, at Sprhiglield, Aug. 2:3, 
1779; Col. Hutchinson's regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, light; 
engaged for town of Salem. 

Re.U), Joshua. Private, Capt. Daniel Brown's co. commanded by Lieut. William 
White, Col. Miles Powell's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 23, 1779; dis- 
charged Sept. 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at New Haven, Conn., including 
6 days (120 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to at Lanesborough. 

Read, Joshua. Corporal, Capt. Hezekiah Green's co.. Col. Bams's regt. ; entered 
service Oct. 13, 1781 ; service, 16 days ; company marched from Windsor to 
Saratoga on an alarm. 

Re^u>, Joshua, Jr., Medford. Private, (late) Capt. Isaac Hall's co., Lieut. Col. 
William Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated 
Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; reported enlisted for Quebec Sept. 12, 1775. 

Read, Josiah, Stockbridge. Private, Capt. Charles Dibble's co.. Col. John Pater- 
son's regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Read, Joslih. Company receipt, given to Capt. Oliver Soper, for ration allowance 
on march from Dorchester to New York, dated New York ; also, company re- 
ceipt, given to Capt. Oliver Soper, for wages for Feb. and March, 1776, dated 
New York; also, company receipts, given to Capt. Oliver Soper, for wages for 
May- Aug., 1776. 

Read, Josiah. Private, Capt. Nathan Watkins's co.. Col. Edmimd Phinney's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted Dec. 1, 1775; . 
reported on command at Fort Edward ; also reported re-enlisted Nov. 25, 1776. 

Read, Josiah. List of men raised in Hampshire Co. for Continental service [year 
not given] ; engaged for town of Springfield. 

Read, Lemuel, Dartmouth. Descriptive list dated Hutts New Boston, May 13, 
1782; Capt. James Tisdale's (-Ith) co., 3d Mass. regt.; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 
5 ft. 2 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, brown ; eyes, blue ; occupation, yeoman ; 
residence, Dartmouth ; enlisted Jan. 12, 1782 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also. Private, 
Capt. Tisdale's co., Col. Greaton's (3d) regt. ; muster rolls for Sept. and Oct., 
1782; also, Cajjt. Tisdale's (3d) co., 3d Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. 
James Mellin ; muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1783 ; also, Capt. Tisdale's (4th) 
CO., 3d Mass. regt. commanded by Col. Michael Jackson ; muster roll for Aug. 
and Sept., 1783; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 14 months 29 days. 

Read, Leonard. Private, Capt. Asa Laurance's co. of volunteers. Col. Jonathan 
Reed's regt. ; entered service Sejit. 26, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 9, 1777 ; service, 
1 mo. 15 days, at the Northward ; company raised in Littleton and Westford 
and marched to assist army under Gen. Gates. 

Read, Levi. Private, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co., Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; 
enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days; regi- 
ment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. Roll sworn to in 
Bristol Co. 

Read, Lewis. Lieut. Hezekiah Ware's co., Col. Haws's regt. ; entered service Aug. 
24, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 11, 1778 ; service, 19 days ; company detached from 
4th Suffolk Co. regt. for service on expedition to Rhode Island. Roll sworn 
to in Suffolk Co. 

Read, Luke. Private, Capt. Nathan Smith's co., Col. Jacobs's regt.; payroll for 
Nov., 1778; service, 1 mo. 



24 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Head, Luke. Private, Capt. Elnathan Haskill's co., Col. \\^illiam Shepard's (4tli) 
regt. ; muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts; enlisted Aug. 
16, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; reported deserted Oct. 16, 1781. 

Read, Marius, Stockbridge. List of men raised for the 6 months serv'ice and re- 
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. [See Amos Keed.] 

Read, Micah, Wobum (probably). Private, Cajit. Joshua Walker's co.. Col. David 
Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days. 

RejVD, Moses. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for 
the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jiuie 5, 1780, returned as received 
of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spruigfield, July 
8, 1780 ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for toM'n 
of Newbury; marched to camp July 8, 1780, imder command of Ebenezer 
Kent, Esq. 

Read, Nathan, Swanzey. Private, Capt. Peleg Shearman's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; service between Oct. 13, and Oct. 18, 1777, 4 days, 
on a secret expedition to Rhode Island at request of Gen. Spencer ; mileage 
(12 miles) allowed from Swanzey to Rowland's Ferry ; also, Capt. Peleg Peck's 
CO., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; entered service Aug. 2, 1780; discharged 
Aug. 9, 1780; service, 8 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an 
alann ; by order of Col. Slead all the men in Swanzey were joined in one com- 
pany imder Cajit. Peck, the other officers refusmg to serve. 

Read, Natr.vx. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co., Col. Thomas Carpen- 
ter's regt. ; service, 16 days ; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., 
on the alami of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Read, Natplvx. Orders, returns, etc., taken from Capt. Benjamin Munroe's papers ; 
said Read appears in a company receipt, dated Stow, July 2, 1779, for wages 
and rations received of Capt. JNIunroe for service in his company, Col. Sprout's 
regt., at Rhode Island in 1778. 

Re.u>, Natk.vn. Private, Lieut. Saraviel Brown's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, 
and there served under Gen. Heath. 

Read, Nathan. Order on Heniy Gardner, Treasurer, payable to Capt. Ephraim 
Steams, dated Peter.sham, May 16, 1782, signed by said Read and others, for 
wages, etc., for 3 inos. service in Col. John Rand's regt. at West Point in 1780. 

Read, Nath,vn, Jr., Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's and Capt. 
Isaac Burr's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 8 days. 

Read, Nathaniel. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. in 1779 to serve 
in the Continental Anny ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light ; 
engaged for town of Littleton; delivered to Capt. L. Bailej'; also, list of men 
returned as received of Maj. Stephen Badlam, Superuitendent for Suffolk Co., 
by Justin Ely, Commissioner, at Springfield, Sept. 20, 1779 [name crossed out 
on li.st] ; also, descrii)tive 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 Spring- 
field, July 19, 1780; age, 17 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, ruddy; 
engaged for town of Littleton ; marched to camp July 19, 1780, under command 
of Capt. Clark. 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 25 

E.EAD, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Ide's co., Col. Carpenter's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 13, 1779 ; discharged Sei)t. 12, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. ; company 
detached from militia to .serve at Ilhode Islaml for 4 weeks in a regiment under 
Capt. Samuel Fisher; travel allowed to and from camp at Providence; also, 
Capt. Jolin Perry's co.. Col. Ahiel Mitchel's regt. ; enlisted July 27, 1780; dis- 
charged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 5 days; regiment raised to reinforce 
Continental Anny at llhode Island for 3 months. 

Read, Newhall, Wobum (probably). Private, Capt. Joshua "Walker's co., Col. 
David Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 6 days. 

Read, Noah (also given Noah, Jr.), Attleborough. Cai)t. Stephen Richardson's 
4th (2d Attleborough, also given Attleborough No. 12) co.. Col. Dagget's regt. ; 
list of men who served in the 11th, which should have been called the .5th cam- 
paign (aiso given 3d campaign in Jan., 1776, or 2 months campaign) at Rox- 
bury ; also, same co. and regt. ; list of men who served in the 7th (also given 
5th) campaign known as the 5 months campaign at Dorchester in 1776 ; also, 
Private, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co. ; .service from Aug. 12, 1776, to Oct. 1, 1776; 
also, Capt. Hodges's co., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; copies of comjiany 
receipts for wages for Oct. and Nov., 1776, dated Dorchester; also, same co. 
and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from camp home, etc., sworn to 
Nov. 29, 1776 ; said Read credited with allowance for 2 days (36 miles) travel ; 
company drafted from Rehoboth, Attleborough, Norton, ISIansfield, and 
Easton. 

Read, Noah. Private, Capt. Alexander Foster's co., Col. John Daggett's regt.; 
service, 25 days; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 

1777 [6]. 

Read, Noah. Sergeant, Lieut. Hezekiah Ware's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; 
entered service June 20, 1778 ; discharged July 13, 1778 ; service, 24 days ; com- 
pany detached from 4th Suffolk Co. regt. to serve at Rhode Island for 21 days 
from time of arrival at headquarters. 

Read, Noah. Private, Cai^t. Thomas Cushing's co. ; service from Oct. 25, 1782, to 
Jan. 11, 1783, 2 mos. 18 days; company raised for defence of Castle and 
Governor's Islands. Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Read, Obadiah, Rehoboth (probably) . Captain ; list dated May 15, 1777, of men 
appearing iinder the heading " A Draft of one Seventh man to Serve in the 
Contenentel Service there fines for Not Serving was £10 ; " also, list of men who 
paid money to raise Continental soldiers, dated Feb. 18, 1778; said Read 
reported as having paid £15. 

Read, Obadiah. Private, Capt. Thomas Cushmg's co. ; service from Oct. 25, 1782, 
to date of discharge, Jan. 4, 1783, 2 mos. 11 days; company raised for defence 
of Castle and Governor's Islands. Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Read, Oliver, Westford. Private, Capt. Joshua Parker's co.. Col. William Pres- 
cott's (10th) regt.; company retiu'u endorsed "September the 27th 1775;" 
reported enlisted April 19, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Camp at Cambridge, Nov. 1, 1775; also, Capt. Joshua Parker's 
CO., Col. Robinson's regt.; enlisted July 5, 1777; service to Jan. 1, 1778, at 
Rhode Island. 

Read, Oliver (also given Oliver, Jr.) . 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Jo.seph Durfee's 
flOtli) CO., 2d Bristol Co. regt. of Ma.ss. militia; list of officei-s cho.sen by two 
companies in said regiment, as returned by Edward Pope and others, dated 
Jime 24, 1776 ; ordered in Comicil July 5, 177(), that said officers be commis- 
sioned ; reported commissioned July 5, 1776; also. Lieutenant, Cajjt. Benjamin 



26 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Re.ajj, Oliver (also given Oliver, Jr;), co7itimied. 

Lawrance's co., Col. George Williams's regt. ; service, 1 ino., on a secret expedi- 
tion to Rhoile Island in 1777 ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Heniy Brightman's 
(Freetown) co.. Col. Hathaway's regt.; entered service Aug. 5, 1780; dis- 
charged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 2 days; companymarcbed to Rhode Island on 
an alann. 

Re-U>, Olivkr. Private, Capt. James Hills's co.. Col. Williams's regt.; service 
from Sept. 2i), 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton ; roll sworn to at Rehoboth ; 
also, Private, Lieut. Samuel Brown's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 9 days; company 
marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and 
there served under Gen. Heath. 

Read, Perez, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Phanuel Bishop's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; also, Capt. Joseph Franklin's co.. 
Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service, 8 days ; company marched from Reho- 
both to Bristol, R. I., on the alann of Dec. 8, 177G; also, Capt. James Hills's 
CO., Col. Williams's regt. ; service from Oct. 2, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiver- 
ton ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
panymarcbed to Tiverton, R. I., on the alami of Aug. 1, 1780, and there served 
imder Gen. Heith. 

Read, Peter, Attleborough. Clerk, Capt. Samuel Robinson's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's 
regt. ; marched July 31, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 8 days ; 2 days 
travel also allowed on march home from Tiverton to Attleborough ; company 
marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

R»:^u), Peter, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Abel Thayer's co., Col. John Fellows's 
(8th) regt. ; company return dated Dorchester, Oct. -, 1775. 

Read, Peter, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Samuel Bliss's co. of Minute-men, which 
marched on the alarm of Ai)ril 19, 1775 ; .service to April 27, 1775, 1 week 1 day ; 
also, Capt. Samuel Bliss's co., Col. Timothy Walker's (22d) regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted Ai)ril 28, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 4 days; 
also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its 
equivalent in money dated Roxburj-, Oct. 26, 1775; also, Sergeant, Capt. 
Sylvanus Martin's co.. Col. Williams's regt. ; service from Sept. 29, 1777, to 
Oct. .30, 1777, at Tiverton; also, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co., Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; entered .service July 27, 1780 ; discharged July 31, 1780 ; service, 
5 days, at Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; company raised for 6 days service; 
also, Capt. Joseph Willmarth's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; marched 
Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 10 days; company marched 
from Rehoboth to Tiverton, K. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 17S0, and there 
served under Gen. Heath. 

Read, Peter. Priv.ate, Capt. Carpenter's co.. Col. Simeon Gary's regt.. Gen. John 
Fellows's brigade ; copy of a list of men stationed at New York and White 
Plains for 5 months and dismissed Dec. 1, 1776. 

Read, Peter. Corporal, Capt. Jacob Ide's (Attleborough) co.. Col. Dagget's regt. ; 
service, 24 days; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 
1770. 

Re.\d, Pp:tkk. Private, Capt. Elisha Clay's co.. Col. John Daggett's regt. ; entered 
service Aug. 23, 1778; discharged Sept. 2, 1778; service, 11 days, at Rhode 
Island, including travel (2 days) home. Roll sworn to at Attleborough. 

Read, Philip. Private, Capt. Thomas Mighill's co.. Col. Xathaniel Wade's regt. ; 
enlisted July 5, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 18 days, includ- 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 27 

Read, Philip, continued. 

ing 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; company raised iii Newbury, Rowley, and 
Ipswich ; regiment raised in Essex Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 
months. 

Re.u), Keubkx, Western (Warren). Captain of a company of ^linute-mcn and 
others. Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in re- 
sponse to the alarm of April 10, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 25 days ; also, 1st 
Major, 4th Worcester Co. regt. ; list of field officers of regiments of Worcester 
Co. militia proposed by Legislature Jan. 12, 177() ; regiment raised in Brook- 
field, Western, Xew Braintree, Hardwick, and Oakham ; also, list of officers 
chosen by the several companies in Col. James Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) 
regt. of Mass. militia, as returned by said Read, Major, and othei-s, dated 
Brookfield, May 14, 1776; ordered in Coimcil May 31, 1776, that said officers 
be commissioned ; also, petition addressed to the General Court, signed by 
said Read and James Stone, stating that they had joined Col. Holman's regt. 
as volunteers, the former in the capacity of Major and the latter as Lieutenant 
Colonel, said regiment having been ordered out by Brig. Gen. Fellows ; that 
they had proceeded from Western to North river and were present at the cap- 
tiu-e of Gen. Burgoyne's amay ; that they had gone out without expectation of 
recompense for their services, but uiasmuch as others who had rendered similar 
service had been paid, asking allowance for their wages and subsistence ; peti- 
tion reported as having been granted ; also, pay abstract for wages and rations 
of said Read and James Stone who joined Col, Holman's regt. which served 
at the Northward by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows at the time of taking Gen. 
Burgoyne : wages and rations allowed said Read for 1 mo. 2 days ; warrant 
allowed in Council Oct. 0, 1778. 

Read, Sampsox. Private, Capt. Jonathan Minott's co.. Col. Baldwin's regt. ; pay 
abstract for mileage from home to headquarters and return, dated Cambridge, 
Jan. 12, 1776 ; mileage for 52 miles allowed said Read. 

Read, Sahuel, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. Thomas 
Carpenter's regt.; entered service July 27, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; 
service, 7 days, including travel (2 days) home ; company marched to Tiverton, 
R. I., June 27, 1780, to serve for 6 days; also, Capt. Samuel Robinson's co., 
Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; marched July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; ser- 
vice, 8 days ; 2 days travel also allowed on march home from Tiverton to 
Attleborough ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Read, Samuel, Freetown. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wade's co. ; return of men 
enlisted for the year 1776, dated Jan. 17, 1776; reported enli.sted Jan. 1, 1776; 
also, Cajit. Wade's co., Col. Moses Little's (12th) regt. ; muster roll endorsed 
'* 1776 ; " also. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Durfee's co. ; service from April 9, 1778, 
to July 9, 1778, 3 mos., at Freetown ; also, Private, Capt. Thomas Elsbre's co., 
Col. Livingston's regt. ; entered service July 27, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 9, 1779 ; 
service, 1 mo. 13 days, at Freetown and Rhode Island ; company raised for 2 
months; also, Capt. Henry Brightman's (Freetown) co., Col. Hathaway's 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 4 days; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Read, Samuel, Littleton. Private, Capt. Moses Bams's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel 
Perce's regt.; enlisted May 17, 1779; service at Rhode Island; enlistment, 2 
months, to expire July 1, 1779. 

Read, Samuel, Uxbridge. Captain of a company of militia, which marched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 12 days; also. Captain, in a regiment com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler; service to Jan. 21, 1777, 1 mo. 15 days, 
at Providence, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 



28 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Read, Samuel, "Westford. Capt. Joel Fletcher's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's 
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Head and others, dated Camp 
near Charlestown Road, June X, 1775; a/so, Private, same co. and regt.; mus- 
ter roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 3 mos. 7 days; also, 
company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Charlestown, Oct. 6, 1775; also, 
Capt. Joshua Parker's co.. Col. Robinson's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 15, 1777; ser- 
vice to Jan. 1, 1778, at Rhode Island. 

Head, Sajiuel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co. ; copy of a li.st of men 
stationed at Brookline for (5 weeks and dismissed Jan. 15, 1776. 

Read, Samuel. Private, Lieut. John Dryer's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
service, 16 days; company marched from Rehoboth to IJristol, R. I., on the 
alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Read, Samuel. Private, Capt. James Hills's co., Col. John Dagget's regt. ; copy 
of a list of men stationed at Bristol for 3 months from Dec. 28, 1776. 

Read, Samuel. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co. of volunteers; service from 
July 28, 1779, to Sept. 28, 1779, 2 mos., on expedition to Majorbagaduce. 

Read, Samuel (also given Samuel, Jr.). Captain, 2d co., Col. Ezra "Wood's (3d 
"Worcester Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officere chosen by the several com- 
panies in said regunent, dated July 9, 1776; reported commissioned July 9, 
1776; also, Captain, Col. Josiah "Whitney's regt.; marched Dec. -, 1776; 
returned March -, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days, at the Jer.seys ; roll dated 
Uxbridge ; also, communication addressed to the Covmcil, dated Uxbridge, 
March 8, 1780, signed by said Read, Captain, 2d co., 3d Worcester Co. regt. of 
Mass. militia, asking leave to resign his commission as a new division of the 
two town companies had been agreed ujion and it would be desirable that new 
officers should be chosen ; certificate appearing on reverse of commimication, 
signed by Col. Nathan Tyler, certifies that the acceptance of the resignation 
would be for the good of the service ; commimication endorsed " Accepted." 

Read, Samuel. De.scriptive 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 Spring- 
field, July 11, 1780; age, 19 yrs. ; .stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, ruddy; 
engaged for to^\Ti of Bridgewater; arrived at Springfield July 10, 1780; 
marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Ensign Bancraft. 

Read, Sasiuel. Private, Capt. Thaddeus Read's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; 
entered service July 28, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 7 days, in- 
cluding 3 days (55 mile.s) travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., 
on an alarm. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

RE.AJ3, Samuel. List of deserters from Lieut. Col. John Brooks's .(7th) regt., dated 
West Point, Aug. 18, 1782 ; Capt. Lincohi's co. 

Read, Seth, Uxbridge. Major, Col. Ebenezer Leamed's regt. ; engaged April 19, 
1775 ; service to April 24, 1775, 5 days ; also, Lieutenant Colonel ; general re- 
turn of Col. John Paterson's regt., showing field and company officers ; ordered 
in Provincial Congress May 27, 1775, that commissions be delivered said offi- 
cers; also. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. John Paterson's (26th) regt.; engaged 
May 7, 1775; .service to Aug. 1, 1775, 3 mos. 2 days: also, list of field and staff 
officers appearing on a return of Capt. David Noble's co.. Col. Paterson's regt., 
dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Read, Srth. Private, Capt. Cliristopher Banister's co.. Col. Ezra May's regt. ; en- 
gaged Sept. 20, 1777 ; discharged Oct. U, 1777 : service, 29 days, on expedition 
to Stillwater and Saratoga, including travel (100 miles) home. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 29 

Read, Seth. Private, Cajit. Tbaddeus Read's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; 
entered service July 28, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; sers-ice, 14 days, in- 
cluding 3 days (70 miles) travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., 
on an alarm. Roll swoni to in "Worcester Co. 

Read, SrxiEox, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's and Capt. Isaac 
Burr's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; 
also, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service, 
16 days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of 
Dec. 8, 1776. 

Read, Simeon, Wobum (probably). Private, Capt. Joshua "Walker's co., Col. 
David Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 

Read, Sdieox. Order on Deacon Jeffers, Paymaster to the Colony troops, payable 
to Col. Ephraiui Jackson, dated Camp at Hull, July 10, 1776, signed by said 
Read and others belonging to Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. "Whitney's regt., 
for advance pay, travel allowance, etc. ; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, 
Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said Read and others belonging to battalion stationed 
at Hull, asking for increase and pajnnent of wages. 

Re-\d, Sdieox. Private, Lieut. Samuel Brown's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 9 days; company 
marched from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and 
there served under Gen. Heath. 

Read, Sevieox. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Freetown for ser- 
vice in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched Aug. 15, 1780 ; discharged 
Jan. 21, 1781; service, 5 mos. 15 days, including travel (180 miles) home. 

Read, Stacy. Receipt given to Capt. John "Walton, dated Cambridge, May 9, 1777, 
signed by said Read and others, for wages and rations for service at Noddle's 
Island in Dec, 1776; also. Private, Capt. Jolm Walton's co.. Col. Samuel 
Thatcher's regt. ; joined Sept. 3, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 4, 1778 ; service, 2 
days, with guards at Fort No. 2, Cambridge. 

Read, Stephen, "Westford. Private, Capt. Oliver Bates's co. of militia, Col. James 
Prescot's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; 
also, CaiJt. Joshua Parker's co.. Col. "William Prescott's (10th) regt. ; order for' 
advance pay, signed by said Read and others, dated Cambridge, June 9, 1775 ; 
a Z.so, Private, same co. and regt.; company return endorsed "September the 
27th 1775 ; " also, order for bounty coat or its equiA'alent in money dated Camp 
at Cambridge, Nov. 1, 1775. 

Read, Stephen. Private, Capt. Ezra "Whittelsey's co., 3d Berkshire Co. regt. ; 
entered service Nov. 5, 1780 ; service, 2 days, on an alarm at Saratoga. 

Read, Stephen. Receipt dated Stoughtonliam, Aug. 22, 1781, for bounty paid said 
Read by the town of Stouglitonham to serve in the Continental Army for the 
term of 3 years ; also, return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental ser- 
vice, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Stoughtonham ; 
engaged Aug. 22, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Read, Stephen. Marme, sloop "Providence," commanded by Capt. John Peck 
Rathbum ; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the schooner 
" Loyalty " and "Wreck [year not given]. 

Read, Supply, Chelmsford. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re- 
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed mu.ster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of 
Chelmsford for service in the Continental Army at North river during 1780; 



30 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Read, Supply, continued. 

marched from home Jime 30, 1780 ; discharged Jan. 9, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 20 
days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home. 

Read, Th.\ddeus, Uxbridge. Private, Capt. Joseph Chapin's co. of Minute-men, 
which marched oh tlie alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 15 days ; also, Sergeant, 
Capt. Edward Seagrave's co., Col. Joseph Read's (20th) regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 15, 1775; service, 2 mos. 22 days; also, company 
return dated Sept. 25, 1775; also, order for hoiintj- coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Roxbury, Dec. 21, 1775. 

Re.U), Thaddeus. Captain, 2d co., Col. Nathan Tjier's (3d ^yorcester Co.) regt. 
of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned Ajiril 14, 1780; also, CaiJtain, 
Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; entered .service July 27, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 
1780 ; service, 15 days, including 3 days (70 niile.s) travel home ; company 
marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Read, Thaddeus. Receipt given to the committee chosen bj' the town of Grafton 
to hire soldiers, dated Grafton, April 27, 1781, signed by said Read, for bounty 
due Gamer Rawson for engaging to serve in the Continental Army to the credit 
of said town for the term of 3 years; also, accomit dated Grafton, Sept. 12, 
1781, rendered by the Selectmen, of boimtiespaid said Read and others raised 
to serve in the Continental Army for the tenn of 3 years, agreeable to resolve 
of Dec. 2, 1780. 

Read, Th,U)deus. Capt. Abijah WjTiian's co.. Col. "William Prescott's regt. ; order 
for money in lieu of bounty coat, dated Westford, Sept. 10, 1776 ; also, receipt 
dated Westford, April 3, 1781, for boimty ijaid said Read by David Goodhue 
and others, members of Class No. 11 of the town of AVestford, to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, Private, Capt. Isaac Pope's co., 
Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt. ; muster rolls for Dec, 1781, and Jan., 1782, 
dated York Hutts and .sworn to at West Pomt ; enlisted Feb. 22, 1781 ; enlist- 
ment, 3 years; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Cantonment 1st brigade 
and sworn to at West Point. 

Read, Thomas, Boston. Private, Capt. Isaac Tuckerman's co., Col. Ebenezer 
Francis's regt. ; jjaj' abstract for travel allowance, etc., home, dated Dorches- 
ter, Nov. 28, 1776. 

Read, Thomas, Marblehead. Order on Col. Bridge, Paymaster, payable to Capt. 
Micajah Gleason, dated Cambridge, June 10, 1775, signed by said Read and 
others, for advance pay; also. Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's co.. Col. John 
Nixon's (5th) regt.; company return dated Sept. 30, 1775; also, company re- 
ceipt for wages for Sept., 1775, dated Camp Winter Hill ; also, order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money endorsed " Dec'r 22d 1775." 

Read, Thomas, Rutland. Captain ; return of militia officers and men who joined 
Col. Joseph Read's regt. at Roxbury Camp Dec. 10, 1775, certified in Camp at 
Roxburj-, Jan. 19, 1776 ; company raised in Rutland and Prmceton ; ordered 
in Council Feb. 9, 1776, that said oflicers be commissioned ; reported conimis- 
.sioned Jan. 29 (also given Jan. 30) , 1776. 

Read, Thomas. Private, Capt. David Batcheller's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; 
.service, 15 days, in July and Aug., 1780, on an alarm at Rhode Island ; reported 
discharged July 31, 1780, returned home, and then ordered back to place of 
rendezvous. [See James Read.] 

Re^vd, Thomas. Account dated Westford, J\me 19, 1781, rendered by the Select- 
men, of bomities paid men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the term 
of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; said Read reported as a mem- 
ber of Class No. 3 which engaged Asa Patch. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 31 

Read, Thomas. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupi)er's (10th) regt. ; service from July 
6, 1782, 5 mos. 25 days. 

Read, Thomas, Jr. Private, Capt. Jabez Bullock's cc. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; 
company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and there 
served under Gen. Heith. 

Read, Timothy, Lanesborough. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Asa Bams's co.. Col. Benja- 
min Ruggles Woodbridge's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged 
April 29, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 6 days ; also, company return dated Sept. 28, 
1775. 

Read, Tijiothy, Rehoboth. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's and Capt. 
Isaac Burr's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 8 days. 

Read, Timothy. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas Carpen- 
ter's regt. ; service, 8 days ; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., 
on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Read, Timothy. Private, Cai)t. Ebenezer Newell's co., Col. Sjononds's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 6 days ; company marched from Lanesborough to INIeloomscuyck Aug. 
14, 1777, on an alarm. 

Read, Timothy. Captain, Col. Asa Bams's regt. ; service, 10 days ; company 
marched from Lanesborough to Stillwater Oct. 13, 1781. 

Read, Timothy, Jr., Dimstable. Private, Capt. Reuben Butterfield's co. of militia. 
Col. David Green's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775, to 
Cambridge ; left place of rendezvous April 22, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 

Read, Timothy, Jr. Descriptive list of recruits, as returned by Capt. Luke Day, 
7th Mass. regt.. Muster Master; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ; complexion, 
light ; hair, brown ; eyes, gray ; occupation, farmer ; engaged by Class No. 1 
of the town of Lanesborough ; engaged Ajjril 11, 1782 ; term, 3 years ; reported 
arrived April 11, 1782. 

Read, Uriah, Taunton. Descriptive listof men mustered for Continental service 
subsequent to Sept. 16 [year not given], by James Leonard, Muster Master for 
Bristol Co. ; Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; age, 20 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; en- 
gaged for town of Taunton. 

Read, Ward. Private, Capt. Japhet Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's 
(6th) regt. ; returns for wages for the years 1781 and 1782; wages allowed said 
Read from Feb. 1, 1781, to Dec. 31, 1782, 23 mos. 

Read, "William, Amherst. Capt. Archelaus Towne's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's 
(27th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Read and others, dated 
Cambridge, July 6, 1775; also, Corporal, same co. and regt. ; nnister roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 3 mos. 7 days; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money endorsed " Nov'r 20 " [1775]. 

Read, William, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Samuel Robinson's co.. Col. Isaac 
Dean's regt. ; marched July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 8 days ; 
2 days travel allowed on march home from Tiverton to Attleborough ; com- 
pany marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. ■ 

Read, William, Freeto\\-n. Petition dated Boston, Oct. 12, 1782, signed by said Read 
in behalf of Benjamin Weaver, of Freetown, and others, asking that he (the 
said Read) be commissioned as commander of the small cedar boat " Defiance " 
(privateer) ; a certificate dated Boston, Oct. 12, 1782, signed by Thomas Dur- 
fee, certifies that said Read, of Freetown, " is a firm Friend to the Liberties of 
America & can be confided in." 



32 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Read, William, Swanzey. Capt. Peleg Peck's co., Col. Tliomas Carpenter's (Bris- 
tol Co.) regt. ; entered service July 27, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 10, 1778 ; service, 
1 mo. 15 days, at Khode Island. 

Read, "Willl\m (also given Willl^m, Jr.), "SVestford. Capt. Joshua Parker's co.. 
Col. "William Prescott's (10th) regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said 
Read and others, dated Cambridge, June 9, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and 
regt. ; company return endorsed " Sejitember the 27th 1775 ; " enli.sted May 18, 
1775 ; also, order for boiuity coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at 
Cambridge, Nov. 1, 1775. 

Read, Willlvm. Captain; list of officers belonging to Gen. Thomas's regt. who 
M"ere commissioned May 19, 1775. 

Read, AYilliam. Captam, 1st co.. Col. Jonathan r>u('k's (5th Lincoln Co.) regt.; 
list of officers ; ordered m Council July 2:5, 177(i, that said officers be commis- 
sioned ; reported commissioned July 23, 1776. 

Read, WillxjVM. Private, Capt. Benjamin Plmnmer's co. ; service from Sept. 5, 
1776, to date of discharge, Dec. 10, 1776; company stationed at St. Georges for 
defence of .seacoast. 

Read, "William. List of prisoners brought in the first cartel from Rhode Island, as 
returned by Jolm Ayres, dated Providence, Jan. 18, 1777. 

Read, Willlvm. Private, Capt. Peter Porter's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berk.shire 
Co.) regt. ; entered service Sept. 22, 1777; discharged Oct. 8, 1777 ; service, 16 
days ; company called out by order of Maj. Gen. Gates and marched to Benning- 
ton, thence escorted 169 prisoners to Springfield by order of Gen. Lincoln. 

Read, AYilllvm. Private, Capt. John Kirkland's co. Col. Ruggles "Woodbridge's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 12 days ; reported deserted Oct. 
29, 1777 ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army at the Northward. 

Read, William. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Contmental 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 Spring- 
field, July 8, 1780 ; ago, 22 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged 
for town of Newbury ; marched to canij) July 8, 1780, imder command of 
Ebenezer Kent, Esq. 

Read, William. Private, Capt. Hezekiah Green's co.. Col. Bams's regt. ; entered 
service Oct. 13, 1781 ; service, 11 days ; company marched from Windsor to 
Saratoga on an alarm at the Northward. 

Read, Willlvm. Private, Capt. Benjamin Read's (Freetown) co., Col. John 
Hathaway's regt. ; entered service Aug. 2, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; 
service, 6 days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm ; also, account 
dated Aug. 29, 1781, rendered by the Selectmen of Freetown, of bounties paid 
said Read and others by the town or several classes therein to serve in the 
Conthiental Anny for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; 
boimty reported as havuig been jiaid to Oliver Read, father of said Read ; also, 
descriptive list of men raised to serve in the Continental Anny, agreeable to 
resolve of DecJ 2, 1780, returned as received by John Burt, at Taunton, July 6, 
1781, to be conducted to Springfield and delivered to Col. Shepard, but reported 
as having been delivered to Maj. Pettingall at Boston; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 
5 ft. li in.; complexion, black; occupation, laborer; engaged for town of 
Freetown; engaged June 23, 1781; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Daniel 
Pilsbury's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; return for wages for the 
year 1782; wages allowed said Read for 12 mos.; also, order payable to John 
Holden, dated West Point, Dec. 22, 1783, .signed by said Read, for wages duo 
for serv'ice in (late) (ith !Mass. regt. for the year 1782. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 33 

Read, William, 3d, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac "Wood's (2d Middle- 
borough) CO. of Miimte-inen, which marched in response to the alami of April 
19, 1775, to Marshlield ; service, 3 days. 

Read, Zachariah, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., Col. John 
Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 11 days. 

Read, Zadok, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Robert Orr's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
John Bailey's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of Ajjril 19, 1775; 
service, 8 days; also, Capt. John Turner's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of 
guards; joined Nov. G, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 27 days, at Cam- 
bridge. 

Readah, John. List of men raised to serve in the Contmental Army from 6th 
"Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Ephraim Lyon, dated Grafton, Dec. 
12, 1777 ; engaged for town of Grafton ; joined Capt. Bams's co.. Col. Biglow's 
regt. ; term, 3 years; reported as belonging to England. [See John Readoh.] 

Readding, Joseph. Private, Capt. "William Hooper's co. ; service from June 1, 
1776, to Sept. 1, 1776, 3 mos. Roll dated Marblehead. 

Reade, David. List of 9 months men ; entered service July 26, 1779 ; discharged 
April 26, 1780. 

Reade, George. Private, Capt. Simeon Cobb's co., 3d regt., Gen. Godfrey's brigade ; 
enlisted Aug. 14, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 2 days ; company detached from militia 
to serve at Rhode Island for 4 weeks in a regiment under Capt. Samuel 
Fisher. 

Reade, Isaac. Private, Capt. Joseph Bates's co., Lieut. Col. Jolui Brooks's (7th) 
regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated "West Point; enlisted July 9, 1780; dis- 
charged Jan. 9, 1781 ; enlistment, 6 months. 

Readen, John, Salem. Seaman, sloop " Mommg Star," commanded by Capt. John 
Ravill; descrii)tive list of officers and crew, sworn to Oct. 17, 1780; age, 19 
jrrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Salem. 

Reading, Daniel. Capt. Miles Greenwood's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards ; .service from Feb. 3, 1778, to April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 1 day. Roll dated 
Camp Winter Hill. 

Reading, Joseph. Private, Capt. "William Hooper's co. ; enlisted Jan. 11, 1776 ; 
service to Feb. 29, 1776, 1 mo. 21 days, in defence of seacoast. Roll dated 
Marblehead. 

Reading, "William, Reading. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
[year not given] ; residence, Reading; engaged for town of Reading. 

Reading, Zebedee. Captam ; list of officers granted beating orders by Provincial 
Congress April 11, 1776, for enlisting men to serve in a regiment to be raised 
to fortify town and harbor of Boston ; said Reading granted orders for Bristol 
Co. ; also, Captain, Col. Gamaliel Bradford's (14th) regt. ; Contmental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same regt. ; 
subsistence allowed from date of engagement, Dec. 3, 1776, to June 1, 1777 ; 
credited with 179 days allowance ; also, same regt. ; return [year not given] ; 
commissioned Nov. 6, 1776; reported on furlough ; also, return of the captains 
and number of enlisted men in the several companies of Col. Gamaliel Brad- 
ford's regt., accompanied by a request made by Col. Bradford to the Council, 
that inasmuch as Capt. Readuig's and Capt. Cooper's cos. were on the march 
to Ticonderoga, two officers in each company and an adjutant might be com- 
missioned : commission requested for said Reading as Captain ; ordered in 
Coiuicil IMarch 7, 1777, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commis- 
sioned March 7, 1777 ; also, Captain, Col. Bradford's regt; return of eiTectives, 



84 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reading, Zkbedee, continued. 

dated Jan. 30, 1778; reported sick and absent on furlough by leave of Gen. 
Gates; also, Cajitain, 1st co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, 
and commissioned officers for July, 1778, dated White Plains; also, Captain, 
Col. Bradford's (12th) regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1778; also, 1st Captain, 4tli co.. 
Col. Bradford's regt. ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated West Point ; also, Cap- 
tain, 14th Mass. regt. ; list of settlements of rank of Continental officers, dated 
AYest Point, made by a Board held for the purpose and confirmed by Congress 
Sept. 6, 1770; commissioned May 8, 177(5; also. Col. Bradford's regt.; return 
of officers "now in the Field," dated Boston, Sept. 20, 1779. 

Rkadington, jV^-vron. Receipt given to Nathaniel Lovejoy, dated Andover, June 
2, 1778, signed by said Readington, for bounty paid him as a hire to perform, 
or procure a man to perform, a tour of duty in the Continental service for the 
3d militia co. in Andover ; the name Humphrey Hook appears imder that of 
said Readington but is crossed out ; also, descriptive list of men raised to serve 
in the Contmental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of April 
2G [20], 1778, dated Andover, Jime2, 1778; Capt. Lovejoy's co.. Col. Johnson's 
{4th Essex Co.) regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, sandy (also 
given brown) ; engaged for town of Andover. 

Readington, Daniel. Private, Capt. John Spurr's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (Gth) 
regt. ; pay roll for July, 1780 ; enlisted July 3, 1780. 

Readoh, John. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for 
Worcester Co. ; Capt. Barnes's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; mustered April 8, 
1777 ; term, during war. [See John Readah.] 

Realey, James. Receipt given to Benjamin Hejrwood, PajTnaster, 4th regt., 
signed by said Realey and others belonging to Capt. McFarland's co., for wages 
for Sept., 1776. 

Really, Willl-vm. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for 
Worcester Co., to serve at Rliode Island until Jan. 1, 1780; Capt. Stone's co., 
Col. Rice's regt.; engaged for town of New Braintree; mustered June 29, 
1779. [See William Kelly.] 

Reameck, Daniel, Haverhill. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Cogswell's co.. Col. Ger- 

rish'sregt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; .service, 

99 days. 
Reamek, Henry. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 

Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777 ; Capt. Abraham Hunt's co.. Col. John 

Patterson's regt. 
Eeamick, Daniel, Haverhill. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Cogswell's (2d) co., Lieut. 

Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; company 

return dated Camp at Sewall's Pohit, Sept. 27, 1775 ; also, pay abstract for 

Sept., 1775, dated Camp at Sewall's Pouit. 

Heamond, Job, Falmouth. Private, Capt. IMeans's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
(12th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1,1777, to 
Feb. 5, 1777 ; reported died Feb. 5, 1777 ; also, Capt. John Chadwick's co.. Col. 
Brewer's regt. ; return dated June 22, 1778; residence, Falmouth; enlisted for 
town of Falmouth ; mustered by Continental IMuster Master. 

Reanes, William. Capt. Edward Fettyplace's (Fort) co. ; memorandum of beef 
delivered ; date of deliverj^ Dec. 31, 1777. 

Reanof, Philip. Private, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co.. Col. Tliomas Carpenter's 
regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; 
company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alanu of Aug. 1, 1780, and there 
served imder Gen. Heith. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 35 

Reanolds, Robert. Private, 4th co. ; entry dated Oct. 22, 1783, of an order for 
wages for July [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on 
accoiuit of wages, etc. 

Reanoulds, Joseph. Private, Capt. Simon Jackson's (8tli) co.. Col. John Grea- 
ton's (3d) regt. ; muster rolls for July-Oct., 1782. 

Reaedox, James. Private; list of men returned as serving on main guard under 
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin, dated July 3, 1775. 

Reasor, Philip. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Gregg's co., Col. James Cargill's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 25, 1775 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1775 ; service, -4 mos. 17 days ; com- 
pany raised in St. Georges, Waldoborough, and Camden, Lincoln Co., and sta- 
tioned there for defence of seacoast. 

Reau, Ephraim. List of men raised in Bristol Co. to serve in the Continental Army, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as attested by James Williams, Superin- 
tendent for said county, dated Tamiton, June 20, 1781; also, list of deserters 
from Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt., dated "West Point, Aug. 18, 1782; 
Capt. Day's co. ; age, 45 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; hair, 
light ; occupation, armorer ; engaged for town of Taunton ; deserted Aug. 16, 
1781, from Dobhs's Ferrj' (also given Aug. 9, 1781, from Phillipsbui-gh) . 

Reauquet, Charles. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co. ; copy of a list of 
men stationed at Brookline for 6 weeks and dismissed Jan. 15, 1776. 

Reave, Benjamix. Lieutenant, Capt. Aaron Rowley's co.. Col. David Rosseter's 
detachment of Berkshire Co. militia ; entered service Aug. 13, 1777 ; discharged 
Aug. 20, 1777 ; service, 7 days, at Bennington. 

Reaves, Johx, Boston. Return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, 
of officers and men belonguig to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's 
regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., 
who were incorporated into a regiment imder the command of Col. Henry Jack- 
son, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779 ; rank. Private ; residence, 
Boston ; engaged Feb. 24, 1778 ; term, during war ; said Reaves appears among 
men belonging to Col. David Henley's regt. who had been discharged from the 
rolls prior to above arrangement ; reported deserted April 1, 1778. 

Reaves, Pomp, Rehoboth. Descriptive list of men mustered by James Leonard, 
Muster Master, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from 
the time of their arrival at Fishkill, dated Taimton, June 1, 1778; Capt. 
Nathaniel Carpenter's oth (Rehoboth) co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's (1st Bris- 
tol Co.) regt. ; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 (also given 5 ft. 8) m. ; complexion, 
black ; hair, black ; eyes, black ; residence, Rehoboth ; engaged for town of 
Rehoboth ; reported a negro. 

Reaves, Richard. Giumer's Mate, brigantine "Active," commanded by Capt. 
Allen Hallet; engaged Jime 13, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; service, 2 
mos. 19 days. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Reaves, Samuel, Machias. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 2d Essex Co. regt., as returned by Maj. Ralph Cross, sworn to in Essex 
Co., Feb. 16, 1778; residence, Machias; engaged for town of Newburj^iort ; 
joined Capt. Lund's (Liint's) co.. Col. Henley's regt. 

Reay, John. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster !^Iaster for Suffolk 
Co., dated Boston, Nov. 23, 1777; Capt. Allen's co., Col. Alden's regt. 

Rebb, George. Lieutenant, Capt. William White's (Light Infantry) co., Lieut. 
Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned 
officers for Feb. and March, 1781, dated West Pomt ; appointed April 16, 1780. 



36 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rebenson, Benjamin. Capt. Brewer's co., Col. Brewer's regt. ; return dated Camp 
Valley Forge, Jan. 23, 1778; reported deserted in Jan. [year not given]. 

Rebison, . General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Sept. 18, 177<i, taken 

from Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Orderly Book ; said Rebison, P^nsigii, api^ointed 
2d Lieutenant, Capt. Conway's co., vice Lieutenant Vaskis ['.'], advanced. 

Reccord, Elisha. Order on Lieut. John Potter, Paymaster, Col. Wood's regt., for 
wages, payable to Perez Howland, dated Pljoupton, April 20, 1779, signed by 
said Reccord, Sergeant, and others belonging to Capt. James Harlow's co. 

Reccord, Isaac. Private, Capt. Benjamin Read's (Freetown) co., Col. John 
Hathaway's regt.; entered service Aug. 6, 1780; di.scbarged Aug. 7, 1780; 
service, 2 days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Reccord, Jonathan. Matross, Capt. Burbeck's co.. Col. Crane's regt.; Continen- 
tal Army jiay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780. 

Reccord, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abner Bourn's co.. Col. Ebenezer "White's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; company 
marched to Rliode Island on the alann of Aug. 1, 1780. Roll sworn to at Mid- 
dleborough. [Name appears as Samuel Richards on a duplicate roll.] 

Reccords, Jonathan. Descriptive list dated New "Windsor, Jan. 11, 1781; Capt. 
Henry Burbeck's co., 3d Artillery regt. ; rank, Matross; age, 35 yrs. ; stature, 
.5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, dark; engaged for town of Boston; engaged Sept. 10, 
1777, by Lieut. Donnells ; term, during war. 

Rechard, Joseph, Scarborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Anny from Capt. Jonathan Andrews's co., Col. Reuben Fogg's (3d Cumber- 
land Co.) regt., sworn to Nov. 25, 1778; residence, Scarborough ; term, 3 years. 

Rechards, Jupiter, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Elijah Crooker's co., Gen. 
Thomas's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 10, 1775; ser- 
vice, 2 mos., 3 weeks, 5 days. 

RechjVrds, Oliver, Newbury. List of men raised for the (! months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having pa.ssed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Recharson, Ebenezer. Capt. Addison Richardson's co., 19th regt. commanded 
by Lieut. Col. Israel Hiitchinson; company receipt for wages for Sept., 1775, 
dated Camp at Winter Hill. 

Recherson, Seth, Attleborough. Corporal, Capt. Moses Knap's co.. Col. Joseph 
Read's regt. ; company return dated Roxbury, Sept. 25, 1775. 

Reckard, Abner. Private, Capt. John Fuller's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's 
(14th) regt.; pay roll for Aug. and Sept., 1780; a?.so» pay roll for (i months 
men raised by the town of Middleborougli for service in the Continental Army 
during 1780; marched to camp July 11, 1780; discharged Dec. 10, 1780; ser- 
vice, 5 mos. 11 days, including travel (240 miles) home. 

Reckard, Eleazer. Private, Capt. James Harlow's co.. Col. Simeon Cary's 
regt. ; entered service Jan. 30, 1776 ; service to time of marching, 8 days. Roll 
sworn to in Plymouth Co. 

Reckard, Israel, ^Middleborougli. List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Cai)t. William Tupper's co.. Col. Sprout's (4th Plymouth Co.) 
regt., dated Feb. 19, 1778; residence, Middleborougli; engaged for town of 
Middleborough ; joined Capt. Soper's co., Col. Marshall's regt.; term, 3 years 
or during war. 



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Reckakd, Jacob, Middleborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continen- 
tal Army from Capt. Joshua White's co., Col. Sprout's (4th PljTnouth Co.) 
regt., dated Feb. 10, 1778; residence, Middleborougli ; engaged for town of 
Middleborough ; joined Capt. Benson's co., Col. Putnam's regt. ; term, 3 years. 

ReckjVrds, Daved. Private, Capt. Joseph Cole's co., Col. Robinson's regt.; en- 
listed July 11, 1777; service, 5 nios. 20 days, at Rhode Island. Roll .sworn to 
in Plymouth Co. 

Reckards, Jack. Private, Capt. James Perry's co., 16th regt.; enlisted March 1, 
1776. Roll endorsed " 3 mo from 1 Jany to 6 Apl '76." 

Reckards, Jonathan. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Cole's co.. Col. Robmson's regt. ; 
enlisted July 12, 1777; service, 5 mos. 19 days, at Rhode Island. Roll sworn 
to in PljTiiouth Co. 

Reckards, Uriah. Private, Capt. Elijah Baker's co., Col. "William Turner's 
regt. ; marched July 19, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 1, 1781 ; service, 4 mos. 14 
days, at Rhode Island. 

Reckerd, Daniel, Anmdel. List of men mustered by Nathaniel "SVells, Muster 
Master for York Co., dated May 23, 1777; Capt. Daniel Merrill's co.. Col. 
Samuel Brewer's regt. ; residence, Armidel ; term, 3 years. 

Reckey, Robert, New Bramtree. Private, Capt. John Grainger's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 1 week. 

Reckords, Jonathan, Boston. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Ai-my from Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., Col. Benjamin Haws's (4th Suffolk 
Co.) regt., dated Wrentham, Feb. 16, 1778; residence, Boston; engaged for 
town of Wrentham ; joined Capt. Allen's co.. Col. Crane's regt. ; term, 3 years 
to expire Sept. 20, 1780. 

Recoard, Abner. Private, Capt. Joshua Eddy's co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's 
(12th) regt. ; muster roll for July, 1778, dated White Plains; enlisted March 
1, 1778 ; enlistment, 8 months. 

Record, . [This name also appears under the form of Rackord, Racord, Rec- 

cord, Reccords, Reckard, Reckards, Reckerd, Reckords, Recoard, Records, 
Ricard, Rickar, Rickard, Rickards, Ricord, R-kards.] 

Record, Amasa, Easton (also given Taunton) . Private, Capt. Macey Williams's 
CO. of ]\Imute-men, which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775 ; service to 
April 28, 1775, 9 days ; also, Capt. Edward Blake's co. ; service, 32 days, at Rhode 
Island ; company marched from Taunton Sept. 29, 1777, imder command of Col. 
George Williams on a secret exijedition and was discharged Oct. 29, 1777, by 
Gen. Spencer; «7.so,Capt. Jacob Fuller's co.. Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted 
June 30, 1778 ; service, 6 mos. 3 days, at Rhode Island ; enlistment to expire 
Jan. 1, 1779; also. Corporal, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co.. Col. Hathaway's regt. ; 
entered service March 24, 1779 ; discharged April 17, 1779 ; service, 25 days, at 
Rhode Island. 

Record, Beriah, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. James Allen's co., in a regiment 
commanded by Maj . Eliphalet Cary; service, 23 days; company stationed at 
Bristol, R. I., April 19, 1777. [Name appears as Uriah Ricord on a duplicate 
roll.] 

Record, Daniel, Anmdel. Private, Capt. Hitchcock's co.. Col Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 15, 1777, to jNIay 
15, 1780; residence, Armidel; credited to town of Anmdel; also, Capt. Daniel 
Merrill's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of 
enlistment. May 15, to May 30, 1777; credited with 16 rations; also, same co. 
and regt. ; return [year not given] ; mustered by Nathaniel Wells at Wells. 



38 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Record, David. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's co. ; enlisted July 17, 1775 ; service 
to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos., under direction of field officers of 1st Plymouth Co. 
regt. ; company stationed on seacoast; also, Corporal, Capt. John Turner's co.. 
Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; ser- 
vice, 3 mos., at Rhode Island; regiment detached from militia to reinforce 
Continental Aniiy for 3 months. 

Record, Dominicds, Eastbn. Sergeant, Capt. Francis Luscombe's co.. Col. Timothy 
Walker's regt. ; comijany return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat 
or its equivalent in money dated Koxbury, Nov. 27, 1775; also, communication 
dated Taimton, July 11, 1780, signed by George Godfrey, concerning matters 
in his brigade and stating that Capt. Randal, of Easton, had informed him that 
he had a well qualified person to act as an officer ui his company and request- 
ing to be authorized to appomt him ; ordered in Comicil July 12, 1780, that said 
Record be appointed a Lieutenant in Capt. Randal's co. detached to serve for 
3 months, agreeable to resolve of June 23, 1780. 

Record, Elisha. Sergeant, Capt. James Harlow's co.. Col. Ezra "Wood's regt. ; 
pay roll for Oct., 1778. [See Elisha Records, Asa R-kards, Asa Rogers, and 
Elisha Rogers.] 

Record, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's co. ; enlisted July 17, 1775; 
service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos., imder direction of field officers of 1st Plymouth 
Co. regt. ; company stationed on seacoast. 

Record, Jonathan. Private, Capt. John Turner's co.. Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 4, 1780; discharged Oct. 29, 1780; service, 1 mo. 27 days, at 
Rhode Island ; regiment detached from militia to reinforce Continental Army 
for 3 months. 

Record, Nathan, Easton (also given Taimton) . Private, Capt. Edward Blake's co. ; 
service, 32 days, at Rhode Island ; company marched from Tamiton Sept. 25), 
1777, imder command of Col. George "Williams on a secret expedition and was 
discharged Oct. 29, 1777, by Gen. Spencer; also, Capt. John Allen's co.. Col. 
Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered service July 27, 1780 ; discharged July 30, 
1780; service, (! days, at Rhode Island on an alarm, includmg travel (2 days) 
home ; regiment detached from Bristol Co. militia to serve for 6 days ; also, 
Capt. Josiah Keith's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; entered service Aug. 4, 1780; 
discharged Aug. 10, 1780 ; service, 6 days ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., 
on an alarm. 

Record, Simon, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Eleazer Hamlen's co., Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Records, Abner. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of (! months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 17, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, i-uddy; 
engaged for town of Middleborough ; marched to camp July 17, 1780, under 
command of Capt. Abner Howard. 

Records, Amasa. Corporal, Capt. Isaac Ilodges's co.. Col. John Hatheway's regt. ; 
company return dated Little Compton, April 10, 1779; statement affixed, dated 
April 30, 1842, acknowledging receijit of the return from Israel Fisher, of 
Warwick, who served in above company, also states that said Fisher claimed 
the service was for 5 or G mos. at Rhode Island. 

Records, Asher, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Elisha Mitchell's co.. Col. Simeon 
Gary's regt. ; service from time of enlistment to time of marching, 7 days. 
Roll dated Bridgewater, April 2, 1776. 

Records, Daniel. Li.st of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Bo.ston, Sept. 14, 1777 ; Col. Crane's regt. 



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Records, Daved. Return of men mustered for Col. Robinson's regt. by James 
Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co., to serve in the New England states 
until Jan. 1, 1778, dated July 26, 1777; enlisted by Capt. Cole. 

Rkcords, Domixicus, Easton. Sergeant, Capt. Abiel Mitchell's co., which marched 
probably on the alanu of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; also, Cax)t. Francis 
Luscombe's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 177.") ; 
engaged May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, Clerk, Capt. Matthew Ran- 
dell's CO., Col. George Williams's regt. ; service between Dec. 7, 177(>, and Jan. 
1, 1777, 1 week 4 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island ; also. Lieutenant, Capt. 
Matthew Randell's co., Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; engaged July 13, 1780; dis- 
charged Oct. 31, 1780; .service, 3 mos. 21 days; regiment raised to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months. 

Records, Elisha, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Elijah Cushiug's co. of militia, which 
marched m response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from West Parish in Pem- 
broke to Marshfield ; entered service April 21, 1775 ; discharged Ajiril 22, 1775 ; 
service, 2 days; also, Sergeant, Capt. James Harlow's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's 
regt. ; pay roll for part of May and the month of June, 1778 ; said Records cred- 
ited with 26 days service, being 3 days to prepare for camp, 13 days (260 miles) 
travel to camp, and 10 days in camp ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for 
Aug., Sept., and Dec, 1778. [See Elisha Record, Asa R-kards, Asa Rogers, 
and Elisha Rogers.] 

Records, Elkanah, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Elisha Mitchell's co., Col. Simeon 
Gary's regt. ; service from time of enlistment to time of marching, 7 days. 
Roll dated Bridgewater, April 2, 1776. 

Records, Jonathan, Boston. Matross, Capt. Henry Burbeck's co., Col. John 
Crane's (Artillery) regt.; Contmental Army pay accounts for service from Sept. 
10, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Boston; also, same co. and regt. ; muster 
roll for Nov., 1777 ; reported joined since last muster. 

Records, Jonathan. Return of men mustered for Col. Robinson's regt. by James 
Hatch, Muster Master for PljTnouth Co., to serve in the New England states 
until Jan. 1, 1778, dated July 26, 1777 ; enlisted by Capt. Cole. 

Records, Nathan, Easton. Caiit. Abiel Clap's co., Col. Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) 
regt. ; service, 34 days ; company marched to Rhode Island July 24, 1777 ; also. 
Private, Capt. Jacob Fuller's co., Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted Jime 2, 
1778 ; service, 7 mos. 1 day, at Rhode Island ; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Records, Owen. Descriptive list of men mustered for Continental service subse- 
quent to Sept. 16 [year not given], by James Leonard, Muster Master for Bris- 
tol Co. ; Capt. Jonathan Drown's co.. Col. Lea's (Lee's) regt. ; age, 26 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; engaged for town of Rehoboth. 

Records, Simon, Easton. Private, Capt. Ichabod Leonard's co., Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 13 days; company marched from Bristol Co. to 
Rhode Island in July, 1778, to serve for 6 weeks; also, Capt. Seth Pratt's co.. 
Col. James Williams's regt.; entered service Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 
10, 1780; service, 8 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Records, Simon, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Eleazer Hamlen's co.. Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 
3 mos., 1 week, 1 day ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Roxburj', Nov. 9, 1775. 

Records, Thomas, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Elijah Cushing's co. of militia, which 
marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from West Parisli in Pem- 
broke to Marshfield ; entered service April 21, 1775 ; discharged April 22, 1775 ; 
service, 2 days; also, Ca.pt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col. D3-ke'sregt. ; pay abstract 



40 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Records, Thomas, continued. 

for nitions to and from cainx) and travel allowance home, dated Boston, Nov. 
-, 177(5, and endorsed "Regiment at Dorchester Height;" 04 miles travel 
allowed said Records. 

Rkdacez, Charles. List of French prisoners sent from Halifax to Boston Oct. 8, 
1778, to he exchanged ; reported a §eaman ; letter from Bat. Fox, Commissary, 
to the Commissary of Prisoners at Boston, dated on hoard the " Rainhow " at 
Halifax, Oct. 8, 1778, accompanymg list, requests that said men he exchanged 
for British prisoners. 

Redawat, Samuel, Rehohoth. Private, Capt. John Lyon's or Capt. Jesse Perrin's 
CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days. [The two 
Rehohoth alarm cos. mider Caj^t. Lyon and Capt. Perrin returned upon one 
roll.] 

Redaway, Tlmothy, Rehohoth. Private, Capt. John Lyon's or Cajit. Jesse Perrin's 
CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days. [The two 
Rehohoth alann cos. mider Capt. Lyon and Capt. Perrin returned upon one 
roll.] 

Redcorse, Benjamin, Marhlehead. Private, Capt. Putnam's co., Col. Hutchin- 
son's (Mass. Line) regt. of 12 months men ; list of deserters in 1776. 

Reddeferd, Alexander, Newburyport. Dcscrijitive list of officers and crew of 
the hrig " Julius Caesar," commanded by Capt. Nathaniel Bently, -sworn to 
at Falmouth, June 21, 1780; age, 15 yrs. 10 mos. ; stature, 5 ft.; complexion, 
dark; residence, Newburyport; said Reddeferd rated | share. 

Redden, Ben.jamin B., Lj-nn. Sergeant, Capt. David Parker's (1st Lynn) co., 
which marched i)robably on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord ; service, 
2 days. 

Redden, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joseph Super's co. ; enlisted Aug. 4, 1775 ; service 
to Dec. 31, 1775, 5 mos. 10 daj-s, under direction of field officers of 1st Plymouth 
Co. regt. ; company stationed on seacoast. 

Reddern, Edward, Belchertown. List of men raised to serve in the Contmental 
Army, as returned by Capt. Jonathan Bardwell and Capt. Elijah Dwight, 
dated April 5, 1779; residence, Belchertown; engaged for town of Belcher- 
town; jomed Cai)t. Smith's co.. Col. Marshall's regt. ; term, during war. 

Reddick, . [This name also appears under the fonn of Redicks.] 

Reddick, . 1st Lieutenant, schooner " Lee " (privateer) ; petition dated Boston, 

Nov. 4, 1778, signed by Thomas Adams, m behalf of himself and Capt. Job 
Prince, of Boston, asking that William Stuart be commissioned as commander 
of said vessel; ordered m Council Nov. 4, 1778, that a commission be issued. 

Reddick, "Willlvm. Fifer, Capt. Walter Bicker's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Lieut. Col. John Parke; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 

Redding, . [This name also appears under the form of Raddan, Radding, 

Raden, Raidean, Readding, Keaden, Reading, Redden, Reddem, Reddon, 
Redeing, Reden, Ileding, Reeding, Iliddan, Ridden, Riddiii, Ridding, Riddon, 
Ridlen, Ridlon.] 

Redding, George. Private, Capt. Job Cushing's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's 
regt.; enlisted May 18, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 17 days, 
at Tiverton, R. I., including .3 days (fiO miles) travel home. 

Redding, George. Private; pay roll of officei-s and men detached from Col, Gill's 
regt. for service under Capt. John Armstrong on a 40 days expedition to Rhode 
Island; .service, 27 days; warrant allowed in Council Aug. -, 1782. 



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Redding, John. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship "Thorn," com- 
manded by Capt. Richard Cowell, certified at ^larblehead, Sept. 14, 1780; 
stature, 5 ft. 2 in. ; complexion, light. 

Redding, Joseph, Middleborough. 2d Corporal, Capt. William Tupper's co.. Col. 
Titcomb's regt. ; service. Go days, in Ajjril, May, and June, 1777, under JIaj. 
Gen. Spencer on expedition to Rhode Island ; roll endorsed " for 2 Months 
Service at Rhode Island ; " also, Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's co., Col. Thomas 
Carpenter's regt. ; service between July 20, 1777, and Aug. 27, 1777, 1 mo. 6 
days, at Rhode Island ; company raised in Plymouth Co. ; also, Capt. John 
Barrows's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt. of guards ; entered service April 14, 
1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 21 days, at and about Boston. 

Redding, Joseph. Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Battelle's co.. Col. Samuel Pierce's 
regt. ; engaged May 22, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 13 days, 
at Tiverton, R. I. 

Redding, Luther. Private, Lieut. Jonah Washburn's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched from Middleborough to Rhode Island 
on the alai-m of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Amos Washburn's co., Col. Waide's 
regt.; entered service Jime 22, 1778; discharged July 17, 1778; service, 25 
days, on expedition to Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Middleborough ; also, 
Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; entered service 
May 6; discharged May 9 ; entered service Sept. 6; discharged Sept. 12; ser- 
vice, 9 days; company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth in 1778; roll 
sworn to at Middleborough ; also, Capt. Jonah Washburn's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
White's regt. ; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; ser\'ice, 9 days ; 
company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm ; roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Redding, Thomas. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's 
regt. ; entered service Sept. 6, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 6 days; 
company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May, and one in Sept., 
1778; roll swoni to at Middleborough; also, Capt. Edward Sparrow's co.. Col. 
John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted July 2.3, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 27, 1780 ; service, 
3 mos. 5 days ; regiment detached to reinforce Contmental Army for 3 months ; 
roll sworn to at Middleborough ; also, Capt. Elijah Baker's co., Col. William 
Turner's regt. ; marched Aug. 3, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 13, 1781 ; service, 3 
mos. 7 days, at Rhode Island. 

Redding, William, Reading. List dated Reading, 2d Parish, May 15, 1775, of men 
who enlisted under Lieut. Ebenezer Damon, of Reading, as returned by Capt. 
John Flint to Col. David Green; also, Sergeant, Capt. John Bacheller's co.. 
Col. Bridge's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 24, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 14 days. 

Redding, William. Ensign, Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to June 1, 1778 ; reported deserted June -, 
1778 : also, same regt. ; return of officers for clothing ; receipt for said clothing, 
dated Boston, April 27, 1778. 

Redding, Zebedee, Dighton. Lieutenant, Capt. Peter Pitts's co., Col. Timothy 
Walker's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 24, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 14 days; also, Captain; list of men who went with said Redding 
to Nantasket m April, 1776, for 7 months ; also, Captain, Col. Josiah AVliitney's 
regt. ; returns for rations between May 20, 1776, and Jmie 12, 1776, dated Bos- 
ton ; also, same regt. ; returns of effectives between June 19, 1776, and Sept. 2, 
1776, dated Camp at Hull ; also. Captain, Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; list of 
officers to be commissioned ; regiment raised for defence of Boston ; ordered in 
Council Sept. 7, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; also. Captain, Col. 
Whitney's regt. ; service from 4 days preceding march to Nov. 1, 1776, 6 mos. 



•42 ]\[ASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Redding, Zebedee, continued. 

20 days; also, same regt. ; returns of officers for rations between July 10, 177(), 
and Nov. 27, 177G, dated Hull ; a^so, same regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 
1 mo. ; also, Captain, Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Oct. 4, 1780; also, Captain, 4th co., 
Col. Bradford's (14th) regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned offi- 
cers for July, 1780, dated Steenrapie; appointed Jan. 1, 1777; also, muster roll 
of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Oct., Nov., and Dec., 1780, dated 
Huts near AVest Point ; reported resigned Oct. 4, 1780. 

Reddington, . [This name also appears under the form of Readington, Reding- 

ton, Rediiiton, Rideington, Kidenton, Ridgton, Ridiiigton, Rodington, Writh- 
ington.] 

Reddington, Abrahaji, Danvers. Drummer, Capt. Samuel Epes's co.. Col. 
Pickering's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 2 
days. 

Reddington, Daniel. Return dated Boxford, Dec. 8, 1770, of men mustered by 
Jolm Cushing, Muster Master for E.ssex Co., to join the Continental Army for 
the tenn of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779 ; engaged for town 
of Wenhani; also, Private, Capt. John Spurr's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) 
regt. ; pay roll for Aug. and Sept., 1780. 

Reddington, Daniel. Private, Capt. John Bacon's co.. Col. Caleb Hyde's regt., 
Gen. Rosseter's brigade ; entered service Oct. 20, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 28, 
1781 ; service, 9 days, at Stillwater on an alarm. 

Reddington, Jacob. Private, Capt. Peter Porter's detachment. Gen. Fellows's 
(Berkshire Co.) brigade ; entered service July 1, 1778 ; discharged Oct. 31, 
1778; service, 4 nios., under Brig. Gen. Stark at Albany; detachment raised 
for 6 months. 

Reddington, Nath^vniel. Private, Capt. Ambrose Hill's co., Lieut. Col. Miles 
Powell's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 18, 1779; discharged Aug. 22, 
1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at New Haven, Conn., including 5 days (110 
miles) travel home ; order for payment of amomit of roll dated at Richmond 
and signed by Capt. Hill. 

Reddock, William. Seaman, sloop " Machias Liberty," commanded by Capt. 
Jeremiah Obrien; engaged April 16, 1776; discharged Oct. 15, 1776; service, 
5 mos. 29 days. 

Reddocks, Apollos, Middleborough. List of men raised for the 6 months service 
and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. [See Apollos Paddock and Apollos Padduck.] 

Reddon, David, alias David Ridley, Buxton. Private, Capt. Daniel Lane's co., 
Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 
20, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Buxton; credited to town of Rowley; 
also, Capt. Lain's co.. Col. Ichabod Alden's regt. ; return dated Albany, Jan. 
14, 1778 : residence, Buxton ; enlisted for town of Buxton : mustered by County 
Muster Master AVells and by a Continental Muster Master; also, Capt. Lane's 
CO., (late) Col. Alden's (6th) regt.; return of men who were in camp on or 
before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on 
furlough, etc., certified at Cherry Valley, Feb. 24, 1778; also, Capt. Lane's co., 
6th Mass. regt. formerly commanded by Col. Icliabod Alden ; muster roll for 
March and April, 1779, dated Cherry Valley; enlisted March 20, 1777: enlists 
ment, 3 years ; also, Capt. Holden's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 20, 1780. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 43 

Reddon, Ebenezer, Buxton. Private, Capt. Daniel Lane's co., Col. Brooks'8 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accoiuits for service from Feb. 28, 1777, to May 
5, 1777 ; residence, Buxton ; credited to town of Rowley ; reported died May 5, 
1777; also, Capt. Daniel Lane's co., (late) Col. Ichabod Alden's (Gtli) regt. ; 
return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, certified at Clierry 
Valley, Feb. 24, 1778. 

Redeing, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Hiimphrey'sco., Col. Jacob Davis's 
(Worcester Co.) regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; ser- 
vice, 10 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; company marched to 
Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Redel, Henry. Capt. "Winthrop Gray's co.. Col. Crafts's regt. ; list of men who 
received bounty from April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777, 8 mos. 

Redemaker, John. Capt. John Lillie's co.. Col. John Crane's (3d Artillery) regt. ; 
descriptive list endorsed " 1777 to 1780 ; " rank, Bombardier; age, 36 yrs. ; stat- 
ure, 5 ft. Ih in. ; complexion, fair; enlisted May 4, 1777, by Lieut. McClain. 

Reden, Benjamin, Marblehead. Private, Capt. "William Blackler's co.. Col. John 
Glover's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 20, 1775 ; service, 
2 mos. 17 days. 

Reder, David. Descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, as returned 
by Seth Washbmn, Superintendent for Worcester Co. [year not given, jirob- 
ably 1778] ; age, 21 yrs. ; engaged for town of Douglas. [See David Rider.] 

Reder, Elkanah. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Freetown, who 
marched to join the Continental Army in 1780 ; marched Aug. 29, 1780 ; dis- 
charged Feb. 27, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 9 days, including travel (180 miles) home. 
[See Elkanah Rider and Elkanah Ryder.] 

Redevitald, John. List dated Boston, Feb. 11, 1779, of men detached from Col. 
Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt. by order of Brig. Gen. Lovel to serve at Provi- 
dence, R. I., and mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk 
Co. 

Redfeild, James. Private, Capt. John Cutler's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; 
enlisted June 23, 1778 ; service, 6 mos. 13 days, at Rhode Island ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, 
and Dec. 1, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Redfield, David. Seaman, U. S. brig " General Gates," commanded by Capt. John 
Skimmer; list of men entitled to prize shares [year not given] ; said Redfield 
rated 1 share in the " Polly " and " Montague." 

Redfield, Ebenezer, Deerfield. Return of men drafted from Hampshire Co. 
militia to march to Horse Neck under command of Col. John Mosley [year not 
given], but who failed to join regiment; reported drafted from town of Deer- 
field ; drafted into Capt. French's co. 

Redfield, James, Leicester. Receipt dated Leicester, Jmie 29, 1778, signed by said 
Redfield and one other for bounties paid them by the Selectmen to serve at 
Providence for the term of G months ; also, list of men mu.stered ; said Redfield 
appears among men raised from Col. Denny's regt. for service at Rhode Island ; 
Capt. Levingston's co. ; engaged for town of Leicester ; mustered Jime 24 [year 
not given, probably 1778] ; also. Private, Capt. Nathan Lenard's co.. Col. 
Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted Jime 23, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 
1779 : company stationed at Rhode Island ; also, return of men in Col. Nathaniel 
Wade's regt. who served as boatmen on late expedition against Newport; 
service, 28 days ; receipt for pay of said Redfield and others belonging to Capt. 
John Cutler's co. is dated Dec. 30, 1778, and signed by said Cutler. 



44 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Redford, . [This name also appears under the form of Reddeferd, Ridford.] 

Redford, Edward, Boston. Return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 
1780, of officers and men helonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jack- 
son's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's 
regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry 
Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779 ; Capt. Turner's co. ; 
rank. Private; residence, Boston; engaged Dec. 2, 1777; term, 3 years; re- 
ported deserted Dec. 1, 1778, returned or retaken May 1, 1779; deserted again 
May 24, 1779. 

Redgeway, John. Seaman, brigantine " Tyramiicide," commanded by Capt. John 
Cathcart; engaged May 12, 1779; discharged June 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11 
days. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Redgway, Isaac. Corporal, Capt. James Tisdale's co., Col. John Graton's (3d) 
regt. ; mu.ster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point; enlistment, during war. 

Redicks, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co., Col. Benjamin Foster's 
(Lincoln Co.) regt. ; discharged Oct. 11, 1777; service, 1 mo. 8 days; company 
called out three different times for service at Machias. 

Reding, John, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Abiel Peirce's co.. Col. Nicholas 
Dike's regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance to and from camp, etc., sworn 
to Nov. 29, 1770; said Reding credited with 2 days allowance; mileage (80 
miles) also allowed ; also, Lieut. Jonah Washburn's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; service, 11 days ; company marched from Middleborough to Rhode 
Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Reding, Joseph, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's (1st Middle- 
borough) CO. of militia, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775, to Marshfield ; service, 2 days. 

Reding, Joseph. Private, Capt. Luke Bicknell's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Putnam's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 3, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 7, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 17 days, 
at West Point, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; company raised in 
Plymouth Co. ; regiment raised to reinforce anny mider Gen. Washington for 
3 months. 

Reding, Luther. Corporal, Capt. Perez Churchill's co., Col. John Dogged's (Dag- 
gett's) regt. ; entered service Aug. 24, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 2, 1778 ; service, 
9 days, at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Reding, Thomas, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co.. Col. The- 
ophilus Cotten's regt. ; service, 31 days, on a secret expedition to Rhode Island 
in Sept. and Oct., 1777. 

Reding, Zebedee, Dighton. Lieutenant, Capt. Peter Pitts's co.. Col. Timothy 
AValker's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Redington, Aaron, Andover. List of men raised in Essex Co. for the term of 9 
months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 
20, 1778, returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. 
I'utnam July 20, 1778; residence, Andover; engaged for town of Andover; 
arrived at Fishkill June 19, 1778; also, list of men returned as mustered by 
Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778. 

Redington, Benjamin, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. George Kimball's (Limen- 
burg) CO., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 5 days. 

Redington, Daniel, Wenham. Descriptive list of men raised in Essex Co. for the 
term of 9 montlis from the time of tludr arrival at Fislikill, agreeable to re- 



m THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 45 

Redington, Daniel, continued. 

solve of April 20, 1778; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, brown; 
residence, Wenham ; engaged for town of Wenliam ; arrived at Fishkill June 
15, 1778 ; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commis- 
sioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; also, list of men returned as mus- 
tered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 
1778 ; also, descriptive list of men raised m Essex Co. in 1779, to serve in the 
Continental Army ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; en- 
gaged for town of Wenham ; delivered to Lieut. William Storey ; also, list of 
men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as 
having passed muster in a return dated Camj) Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Redington, Daniel. Private, Capt. Joseph Raj-mond's co., Col. David Rosseter's 
regt., Brig. Gen. Fellows's brigade ; entered service Oct. 18, 1780; discharged 
Oct. 20, 1780 ; service, 4 days ; company marched to reinforce army vmder Gen. 
Stark at Stillwater on the alarm of Oct. 18, 1780; also, Capt. John Bacon's 
CO., Col. Rosseter's regt.. Gen. John Fellows's brigade; entered service Xov. 
5, 1780; discharged Nov. 7, 1780; service, 4 days; company marched to rein- 
force army under Gen. Stark at Stillwater on the alarm of Nov. 5, 1780; also, 
same co. and regt.; entered service Oct. 13, 1781; discharged Oct. 20, 1781; 
service, 11 days, travel included, with militia sent as reinforcements to army 
under Gen. Stark at Stillwater on an alarm ; roll endorsed " Col. Hides Reg't." 

Redington, David. Private. Capt. William Thurlo's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; service from July .30, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode 
Island. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Redington, Eliphalet. Sergeant, Capt. Amos Rathbun's co.. Col. Benjamin 
Simonds's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Ticon- 
deroga, Feb. 25, 1777; entered service Dec. 16, 1776; also, Capt. Amos Rath- 
bmi's CO., Maj. Caleb Hyde's detachment of militia; entered service July 8, 
1777 ; discharged July 26, 1777 ; service, 19 days ; company marched to rein- 
force Northern army and was dismissed 97 miles from home ; also, Capt. Aaron 
Rowley's co., Col. David Rosseter's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; 
entered service Aug. 13, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 20, 1777 ; service, 7 days, at 
Bennington; also, Capt. Joseph Raymond's co.. Col. David Rosseter's regt.. 
Brig. Gen. Fellows's brigade; entered service Oct. 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 
20, 1780; service, 4 days; company marched to reinforce army imder Gen. 
Stark at Stillwater on the alarm of Oct. 18, 1780; also, Capt. John Bacon's co., 
Col. Rosseter's regt., Gen. John Fellows's brigade ; entered service Nov. 5, 1780 ; 
discharged Nov. 7, 1780; service, 4 days; company marched to reinforce army 
under Gen. Stark at Stillwater on the alarm of Nov. 5, 1780 ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; entered service Oct. 13, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 22, 1781 ; service, 13 days, 
travel included, with militia sent as reinforcements to army imder Gen. Stark 
at Stillwater on an alarm ; roll endorsed " Col. Hides Reg't." 

Redington, Jacob. Private, Lieut. Jabez Colt's co.. Col. Rosseter's detachment 
of Berkshire Co. militia ; entered service July 17, 1777 ; discharged July 27, 
1777; service, 11 days, at the Northward. Roll dated Richmond. 

Redington, Jacob. Private, Lieut. Ezekiel Crocker's co.. Col. John Brown's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 16, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 20, 1777 ; 
service, 4 days; company called out by Maj. Hide and ordered to march to 
Bennington. 

Redington, Jacob. Private, Lieut. Ezekiel Crocker's co.. Col. John Brown's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 16, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 20, 1777 ; 
service, 4 days; company called out by Maj. Hide and ordered to march to 
Bennington. [Name appears twice on roll.] 



46 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Eedingto.n, Jacob. Private, Capt. Aaron Rowley's co., Col. John Brown's detach- 
ment of militia; entered service June 30, 1777; discharged July 26, 1777, at 
Saratoga; service, '27 days; detachment raised in Berkshire Co. for service at 
Fort Aim on an alarm at Ticonderoga; also, Capt. Aaron Rowley's co., Col. 
John Brown's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia ; entered service Sept. 5, 
1777 ; discharged Sept. 29, 1777 ; service, 24 days, at and to the northward of 
Pawlet. 

Redingtox, Jacob. Private, Capt. Benjamin Pike's co., Lieut. Col. Calvm Smith's 
(()th) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Kedington 
from Aug. 1, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 5 mos. ; reported as having taken the place 
of Joseph Wright. 

Redinton, Daniel. Pay roll for G months men raised by the town of "Wenham to 
reinforce the Continental Ai-my during 1780 ; marched from home Jujie 28, 1780 ; 
discharged Dec. 7, 1780; service, 5 mos. 22 days, including travel (250 miles) 
home. 

Redle, John. Sergeant, Capt. Nicholas Blasdel's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's 
regt. ; muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp " Greeage; " enlistment, 3 years. 
[See John Bedel.] 

Redlen, Daniel. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hooper's co. ; marched Jan. 22, 1776; 
service to May 31, 1776, 4 mos. 10 days ; company reported as mustered by Peter 
Noyes, Muster Master, at Falmouth, Feb. 29, 1776, and stationed there for 
defence of seacoast ; also, same co. ; service from Aug. 30, 1776, to Nov. 24, 
1776, 2 mos. 23 days; company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., for 
defence of seacoast. 

Redlon, Ebenezer, Buxton. Private, Capt. John Elden's (Buxton) co., which 
marched April 24, 1775, in respon.se to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Biddeford 
on an express from Col. Tristram Jordan; service, li days ; a7so, Capt. John 
Elden's co.. Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage dated 
Roxbury, Feb. 26, 1776; mileage for 130 miles allowed said Redlon. 

Redlon, James, Buxton. Private, Capt. John Elden's (Buxton) co., wliich 
marched April 24, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Bidde- 
ford on an ex^jre-ss from Col. Tri.stram Jordan ; service, li days ; also, Capt. 
Jeremiah Hill's co.. Col. James Scammon's (30th) regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted iSIay 3, 1775; service, 12 weeks 6 days; also, company 
return dated Sept. 27, 1775, includuig abstract of pay to Aug. 1, 1775; also, 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Oct. 26, 1775 ; also, Capt. 
John Elden's (Buxton) co. ; service, l^days; company inarched to Biddeford 
on an express from Col. Tristram Jordan sent m consequence of armed vessels 
appearing to be coming into Winter liarbor; roll dated Buxton, Dec. 14, 1775. 

Redlon, Matthias, Buxton. Corporal, Capt. Jeremiah Hill's co.. Col. James 
Scammon's (.30th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; 
service, 12 weeks 6 days; also, company return dated Sept. 27, 1775, hicluding 
abstract of pay to Aug. 1, 1775; also, order for boiuity coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Oct. 26, 1775. 

Redlon, Matthias, Buxton. Sergeant, Capt. John Elden's (Buxton) co., which 
marched April 24, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Biddeford 
on an express from Col. Tristram Jordan; service, 1^ days; also, Capt. John 
Elden's (Buxton) co., which marched to Biddeford on an express from Col. 
Tristram Jordan .sent in consequence of armed vessels appearing to be coming 
into Winter harbor; service, li days; roll dated Buxton, Dec. 14, 1775. 

Redlon, Matthias (also given Matthias, Jr.), Buxton. Private, Capt. John 
Elden's (Buxton) co., wliich marched April 24, 1775, to Biddeford in response to 
the alann of April 19, 1775, on an express from Col. Tristram Jordan; service, 



m THE ^^'AR of the revolution. 47 

Redlon, Matthias (also given Matthias, Jr.), continued. 

1^ days ; also, Capt. John Elden's co., which marched to Biddeford on an express 
from Col. Tristram Jordan sent in consequence of armed vessels appearuig to 
be coming into Winter harbor ; service, 1^ days ; roll dated Buxton, Dec. 14, 
1775; also, Capt. John Elden's co., Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt. ; pay abstract 
for mileage, dated Roxburj', Feb. 26, 177(5; mileage for 130 miles allowed .said 
Redlon ; also, company receipt given to Capt. John Elden for travel allowance 
to and from camp, dated Dorchester, April 1, 1776 ; also, company receipt given 
to Capt. John Elden, dated PepiJerellborough, April 17, 1776, signed by said 
Redlon and others, for wages for Continental service in Capt. Elden's co.. Col. 
Lemuel Roboson's (Robinson's) regt. ; said Redlon signed April 22, 1776. 

Redlon, Matthias, Buxton. 4th Corporal, Capt. John Elden's co.. Col. Lemuel 
Robmson's regt. ; paj' abstract for mileage, dated Roxbury, Feb. 26, 1776 ; mile- 
age for 130 miles allowed said Redlon ; also, company receipt given to Capt. 
John Elden for travel allowance to and from camp, dated Dorchester, April 1, 
1776 ; also, company receipt given to Capt. John Elden, dated Pepperell- 
borough, April 17, 1776, signed by said Redlon and others, for wages for Conti- 
nental service in Capt. Elden's co.. Col. Lemuel Roboson's (Robinson's) regt.; 
also, receipt dated Pepperellborough, June 6, 1776, signed by said Redlon and 
others, for wages for service in Capt. Elden's co. 

Redlon, Thomas, Buxton. Private, Capt. John Elden's co., Col. Lemuel Robinson's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, dated Roxbury, Feb. 26, 1776; mileage for 130 
miles allowed said Redlon ; also, company receipt given to Capt. John Elden 
for travel allowance to and from camp, dated Dorchester, April 1, 1776 ; also, 
company receipt given to Capt. John Elden, dated Pepperellborough, April 17, 

1776, signed by Matthias Redlon, in behalf of himself and said Thomas Red- 
lon, for wages for Continental service in Capt. Elden's co.. Col. Lemuel Robo- 
son's (Robinson's) regt. ; also, receipt dated Pepperellborough, June 6, 1776, 
signed by said Redlon and others, for wages for service in Capt. Elden's co. 

Redman, John. Captain of a company in a regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. 
John Parke ; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 

Redman, Polydore, Philadelphia. List of prisoners landed at Falmouth, Sept. 2, 

1777, returned as received of Capt. Josiah Godfry by Nathaniel Shiverick, 
Chairman of the Committee of Falmouth. 

Redman, Robert, Stoughton. Private, Capt. James Endecott's co. of militia, 
Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of Ajjril 19, 1775; 
service, 2 days; also, Capt. James Endicott's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; 
service, 5 days ; company marched from Stoughton March 4, 1776, at the time 
of fortifying Dorchester Heights ; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 3 days ; 
company marched to Moon Island Jmie 13, 1776, when the British fleet was 
driven out of Boston harbor. 

Rednar, Henry, Sandisfield. Private, Capt. Cobum's co.. Col. Brooks's regt.; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; 
also, descriptive list endorsed " January 11th 1781; " Capt. J. K. Smith's co., 
Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 44 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; com- 
plexion, dark ; hair, black; occupation, shoemaker; birthplace, Rhode Island ; 
residence, Sandisfield; enlisted March -, 1779, by Lieut. Curtis; enlistment, 
during war. 

Redner, Henry, Sandisfield. Capt. Luke Drury'sco., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt. ; 
order for advance pay, signed by said Redner and others, dated Jime 10, 1775 ; 
also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 : enlisted May 
7, 1775; service, 3 mos. 3 days; also, return of men raLsed for Continental ser- 
vice [year not given] ; residence, Sandisfield ; engaged for town of Sandisfield; 
joined Capt. Fish's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; temi, 3 years. 



48 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AKD SAILORS 

Bedkor, Henry, Sandisfield. Private, 6th co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 12, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, 
Sandistield ; credited to town of Sandisfield ; also, Capt. Robert Allen's co., 
Col. Icliabod Alden's regt.; return endorsed "1778;" mustered by County 
Muster Master Barber and by a Continental Muster Master; reported fur- 
loughed; also, (late) Capt. Allen's co., (late) Col. Alden's regt. ; return of men 
who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent 
subsequently except on furlough, etc., certified at Fort " Harkei-men," Feb. 
26, 1779; also, Capt. Asa Cobuni's (Light Infantry) co., (late) Col. Alden's 
(6th) regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Fort Harkimer; also, 
Capt. Jonas Parker's co., Lieut. Col. Jolin Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster roll 
for Jan., 1781, dated "West Point; reported taken prisoner Jan. 22, 1781. 

Bedoit, Stephen. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Miller's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) 
regt. ; muster roll for June, 1781, dated Philipsburgh ; enlisted Jan. 15, 1781 ; 
enlistment, 3 years ; reported on coumiand at Dobbs's Ferry. 

Bedon, Matthias, Jr. Beceipt dated Pepperellborough, June (i, 1776, .signed by 
said Bedon and others, for wages for service in Capt. Elden's co. 

Bedor, Charles, Duxbury. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Turner's co., Col. Thomas 
Marsliall's regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Dec. 1, 1776, 1 mo. 2 days, travel 
(40 miles) included. 

Bedoubt, Joseph. Private, Capt. Jolm Mills's co., Col. Joseph Yose's (1st) regt.; 
muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated York Huts; enlisted Jan. 15, 1781; enlist- 
ment, ;5 years. 

Bedoubt, Stephen. List of men raised in Cumberland Co. for the term of 9 months 
from tlie time of their arrival at Fislikill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, 
returned as received of Maj. James Johnson, Superintendent for said comity, 
by Jonathan \Yamer, Commissioner, at Fishkill, June 25, 1778; engaged for 
town of Brmiswick; arrived at Fishkill June 19, 1778; also, list of men re- 
turned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. B. Putnam, 
July 20, 1778. 

Bedoubt, Stephen. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Miller's co.. Col. Joseph Yose's (l.st) 
regt. ; muster roll for July, 1781, dated Phillipsburgli ; enlisted Jan. 15, 1781 ; 
enlistment, 3 years ; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781 ; reported on picket duty. 

Bedout, Abraham. List of men raised in Cumberland Co. for the term of 9 months 
from the time of their arrival at Fislikill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, 
returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Maj. James John- 
.son, at Fishkill, June 25, 1778; engaged for town of Brunswick; arrived at 
Fishkill June 19, 1778. 

Bedout, Joseph. Private, Capt. Jolni Mills's co.. Col. Joseph Yose's (1st) regt.; 
muster roll for Jmie, 1781, dated Camp Philipsburgh; enlisted Jan. 15, 1781; 
enlistment, .'5 years; reported on command at Dobbs's Ferry; also, muster roll 
for July, 1781, dated Camp near Dobbs's Ferry; reported on command at the 
Block House ; also, muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated Hutts. 

Bedout, Stephen. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Miller's co.. Col. Joseph Yose's (1st) 
regt. ; muster rolls for Sept., Oct., and Nov., 1781; enlisted Jan. 15, 1781; en- 
listment, 3 years; reported deserted. 

Bedout, William, Falmouth. List of men raised in Feb. and March, 1777, to serve 
in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. John Savory, dated Bradford, 
Feb. 13, 1778; residence, Falmouth; engaged for Ea.st I'arisli in Bradford; 
joined Capt. Nicholas Blasdel's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; term, 
3 years. 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 49 

Eedpath, George. Seaman, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. 
John Cathcart; engaged May 11, 1779; discharged June 23, 1779; service, 1 
mo. 12 days; roll sworn to m Suflfolk Co.; also, Quarter Master (also given 
Seaman), ship " General Putnam," commanded by Capt. Daniel Waters; en- 
gaged July 13 (also given July 12) , 1779 ; service to Sept. 7, 1779, 1 mo. 24 
days, on Penobscot expedition. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Eedrego, John, Concord. Private, Capt. Asahel "Wheeler's co., Col. John Robin- 
son's regt. ; marched Feb. 4 [year not given, probably 1776] ; service, 1 mo. 28 
days. 

Kedsod, Sajiuel. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Junius Brutus," 
commanded by Capt. John Leach, dated Salem, June 15, 1780; age, 29 yrs. ; 
statm-e, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark; reported a foreigner. 

Redway, . [This name also appears under the form Redaway.] 

Redway, Samuel. Private, Capt. Israel Hix's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
service, 16 days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the 
alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Sergeant, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co., Col. "Wil- 
liams's regt. ; service from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton ; roll 
dated Rehoboth ; also, Capt. Israel Hicks's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; 
entered service 'Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 8 days, on an 
alarm at Tiverton, R. I. 

Kedway, Timothy. Private, Capt. Kathaniel Carpenter's co. ; copy of a list of men 
stationed at Brookline for 6 weeks and dismissed Jan. 15, 1776; also Capt. 
Sylvanus Martin's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service, 16 days; com- 
pany marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Redway, "Willmarth, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co., Col. 
Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service, 16 days ; company marched from Reho- 
both to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Isaac Hodges's 
CO.; service from Aug. 12, 1776, to Oct. 1, 1776, 1 mo. 20 days; also, Capt. 
Hodges's CO., Col. Francis's regt. ; copies of company receipts for wages for 
Oct. and Nov., 1776, dated Dorchester; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract 
for travel allowance from camp home, etc., sworn to Nov. 29, 1776; said Red- 
way credited with allowance for 2 days (48 miles) travel ; company drafted 
from Rehoboth, Attleborough, Norton, Mansfield, and Easton ; also, Capt. 
Sylvanus Martm's co., Col. "Williams's regt. ; service from Sept. 29, 1777, to 
Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton; roll dated Rehoboth. 

Redwood, Prince, Boston (also given Bridgewater) . Return of men raised to serve 
in the Continental Army for Capt. Josiah Packard's co., Col. Edward INIitch- 
ell's (3d PljTnouth Co.) regt. ; residence, Boston (also given Bridgewater) ; 
engaged for town of Bridgewater; joined Capt. "Warren's co., Col. Alden's 
regt.; term, 3 years; also, Private, .3d co.. Col. Brooks's regt.; Continental 
Ai-my pay accounts for service from Jime 7, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 : also, Capt. 
Benjamin "Warren's co.. Col. Alden's regt.; return dated Albany, Jan. 12, 
1778 ; mustered by Col. James Barret and by a Continental Muster Master ; 
also, Capt. "Warren's co., (late) Col. Alden's regt. ; return of men who were 
in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently 
except on furlough, etc., certified at Cherry "V^alley, Feb. 24, 1779; also, Capt. 
"Warren's co., 6th Mass. regt. formerly commanded by Col. Ichabod Alden ; 
muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Cherry Valley and sworn to in 
Garrison at Fort Alden ; enlisted June 7, 1777 ; also, Capt. "Warren's co., Col. 
Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, 
to May 10, 1780. 

Reead, Samuel. Private, Capt. Theopliihis "Wilder's co.. Col. Benjamia Gill's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 24, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 19 



50 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reead, Samuel, continued. 

clays, with Northern army, including travel (13 days) home. lloU sworn to 
in Suffolk Co. 

Reead, Thomas. Private, Capt. Robert Earl's (Dartmouth) co., Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt. ; service from July 29, 1778, to Sept. 10, 1778, 1 mo. 13 days, at 
Rhode Island. 

Reebond, Elijah, Plympton. Return of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster 
Master for Plymouth Co., to serve until Jan. 10, 1778, dated May 26, 1777; 
Capt. Drew's co.. Col. Bailey's regt. ; residence, Plympton; enlisted for town 
of Plympton. 

Reed, . [This name also appears under the form of Read, Reade, Reead, 

Reede, Reeds, Reeed, Reid.] 

Reed, . 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Burr's co., Col. John Dagget's regt. ; list 

dated Tamiton, Dec. 20, 1776, of officers appomted to command men raised in 
Bristol Co. from Brig. Gen. George Godfrey's brigade and returned Jan. 1, 
1777, as stationed at or near Howland's Ferry for defence of Rhode Island. 

Reed, Aaron. Private, Capt. "William "Ward's (Plantation No. 5) co., (late) Col. 
Ezra May's regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 22, 1777; service, 
5 days ; company marched to Bennington on an alarm. 

Reed, Abel, Abington. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co. of militia, Col. Edward 
Mitchell's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alami of 
April 19, 1775, from Abington and Bridgewater to Marshfield ; service, 3 days ; 
also, Capt. "William Reed's co.. Gen. Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 
1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 6 days ; also, company return 
dated Camp at Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775; reported died July 25, 1775; also, order 
dated Abington, March 2, 1776, signed by the Selectmen, for money in lieu of 
boimty coats due said Reed and others, deceased. 

Reed, Abel, "Westford. Private, Capt. Zaccheus "Wright's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; 
company return dated Camp at "White Plains, Oct. 31, 1776 ; reported as in 
camp at "White Plains and fit for duty. 

Reed, Abel. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for Continental service, agree- 
able to resolve of Jime 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent 
for said county, Nov. 24, 1779; engaged for town of Chelmsford; also, Maj. 
Keith's CO., Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt. ; entered service July 28, 1779; 
discharged April 28, 1780 ; term, 9 months. 

Reed, Abijah, Abington. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co. of militia. Col. Edward 
Mitchell's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, from Abington and Bridgewater to Marshfield ; service, 3 days; 
also, Capt. Nathan Snow's co. commanded by 2d Lieutenant Christopher Dyer, 
Col. Edward Mitchel's regt., Gen. Cushing's brigade; marched Dec. 9, 1776; 
service, 1 week 5 days; company marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alann. 

Reed, Abijah, Danvers. Private, Capt. Samuel Epes's co.. Col. Pickering's regt., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 2 daj's: also, Capt. 
Gideon Foster's co.. Col John Mansfield's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 3 mos. ; also, Capt. John Baker's co., Col. 
John Mansfield's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; 
company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty 
coat dated Camp at Winter Hill, Dec. 25, 1775. 

Reed, Abijah, Danvers. Sailor, schoQner " Fly," commanded by Capt. Silas 
Smith; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Nov. 8, 1780; age, 27 
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Danvers. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 51 

Reed, Abijah, Harvard. Private, Capt. James Burt's co., Col. Asa "Whitcomb's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; left place of rendezvous 
April 29, 1775 ; service, 10 days. 

Reed, Abijah, Westford. Private, Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt. ; enlisted May H, 1776, 4 days preceding march ; service to Dec. 1, 
1776, 6 mos. 21 days. Rolls dated Camp at Hull. 

Reed, Abijah, Westford (also given Fitchburg) . List of men raised to serve in the 
Continental Army from Capt. Jonathan AYood's co., 8th Worcester Co. regt., 
as returned to Col. Abijah Stams; residence, Westford; engaged for town of 
Fitchburg (also given Ashby) ; joined Capt. Ballard's co.. Col. Olden's 
(Alden's) regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men returned by a committee for 
settling disputes between towns as to soldiers credited to them ; said Reed 
claimed by Fitchburg and Ashby; allowed to Ashby; also, Private, Capt. 
William Hudson Ballard's co., Col. John Brooks's regt. ; Contmental Army 
pay accomits for service from June 20, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Fitch- 
burg; credited to town of Fitchburg; also, Capt. Ballard's co., Col. Ichabod 
Alden's regt. ; return dated Albany, Jan. 12, 1778; mustered by Col. Barrett, 
Miister Master for Middlesex Co., and by a Continental Muster Master; also, 
Capt. Ballard's co., (late) Col. Alden's (6th) regt.; muster roll for March and 
April, 1779, dated Cherry Valley ; reported on command at Albany with the 
commissioners ; also, 1st co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; return made 
up to Dec. 31, 1779; enlisted Jime 20, 1777; aZso, Capt. White's co.. Col. Brooks's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to June 
20, 1780; reported as serving 3 mos. as Private, 2 mos. 20 days as Sergeant. 

Reed, Abijah. Pay roll of officers and crew of the sloop [brigantine] " Tyrannicide," 
connnanded by Capt. John Fisk, dated Salem; engaged July 2, 1776; dis- 
charged Sept. 30, 1776; also. Seaman, same vessel and commander; engaged 
Sept. 30, 1776; discharged Jan. 1, 1777; roll sworn to at Boston; also, same 
vessel and commander; engaged Jan. 1, 1777; discharged Feb. 17, 1777; roll 
sworn to at Boston. 

Reed, Abijah. Private, Capt. Samuel Hills's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; 
marched Aug. 19, 1777; service to Aug. 26, 1777, 6 days; company marched 
from Haiward on an alann at Bennington. 

Reed, Abljah. Private, Lieut. Benjamin Bates's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Maj. Eliphalet Cary; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 1, 1780; ser- 
vice, 3 days ; company marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Reed, Abijah. Private, Capt. Daniel Bowker's co.. Col. Webb's regt. ; enlisted 
Aug. 18, 1781; discharged Nov. 30, 1781; service, 3 mos. 22 days, mcludmg 10 
days (214 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army 
for 3 months. 

Reed, Abxer. Corporal, Capt. Elijah Deming's co.. Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt. ; entered service July 8, 1777; discharged July 28, 1777; service, 20 days; 
company called out by Maj. Gen. Schuyler and ordered to march to Fort 
Edward. 

Reed, Abraham, Dighton. Private, Capt. Elijah Walker's co., Col. Pope's (Bris- 
tol Co.) regt. ; marched Dec. 11, 1776; service, 3 days, on the alarm at Rhode 
Island of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Reed, Abraham, North Yarmouth. Private, Capt. John Worthly's co.. Col. 
Edmimd Phinny's regt. ; billeting allowed from date of enlistment. May 8, 
1775, to date of marching to headquarters, July 11 (also given July 6), 1775; 
credited with 64 days (also given i weeks 3 days) allowance ; also, company 
return dated Cambridge, Fort No. 2 [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for boimty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Fort No. 2, Cambridge, Nov. 2, 1775. 



52 aiASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reed, Abraham. Private, Capt. "William Lithgow's co. ; marched March 20, 177(3; 
service to Nov. 23, 177H, 8 mos. 5 days ; company stationed at Falmouth, Cumber- 
land Co., for defence of seacoast. 

Reed, Abraham. List of men raised in Cumberland Co. to serve in the Continental 
Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, as 
returned by Brig. Lemuel Thompson, dated Brunswick, June -, 1778 ; engaged 
for town of Yarmouth. 

Reed, Adam, Abington. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward Mitchel's 
regt. ; service, 5 days; company marched from Abington to " The Farms" in 
Braintreo March 4, 1776; also, CajJt. Nathan Snow's co. commanded by 2d 
Lieut. Christopher Dyer, Col. Edward Mitchel's regt., Gen. Cushing's brigade ; 
marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 2 weeks 2 days; company marched to Bristol, 
R. I., on an alarm ; also, Capt. Nathan Snow's co., Col. Hawes'sregt. ; enlisted 
Sept. 24, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days, at Rhode Island on a secret expedition ; 
a?so, Lieut. Benjamin Bates's co., m a regiment commanded by Maj. Eliphalet 
Cary; maix'hed July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 1, 1780; service, 3 daj's; com- 
pany marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Reed, Ahimaaz. Private, Capt. Silas Fowler's detachment. Col. John Mosley's 
regt., Brig. Danielson's brigade; enlisted Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 17, 
1777 ; service, 1 mo. 3 days, on expedition to Saratoga, includmg travel (120 
miles) home; also, Capt. Lebbeus Ball's co.. Col. "William Shepard's regt.; 
muster roll for July and Aug., 1778, dated Camp at Providence; enlistment, 
8 months; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Oct., 1778; also, Maj. 
Lebbeus Ball's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; muster roll for Nov., 1778, sworn to 
in Camp at Providence. 

Reed, Amos. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards; enlisted Oct. 6, 1779; 
discharged Jan. 6, 1780; service, 3 mos.; company raised for 3 months from 
time of joining and stationed at Springfield. 

Reed, Amos. Return of 3 and 6 months men raised in Hampshire Co. from (late) 
Col. Moseley's regt. by order of Brig. Gen. Dandersou (Danielson) , dated 
Hampshire Co., Oct. 26, 1780; Lieut. Meconithy's co. ; engaged for town of 
Blandford; term, 3 months; mustered by Lieut. Col. Timothy Robmson. 

Reed, Amos. Descriptive list of men raised in Berkshire Co. to serve inlhe Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 9, 1779, 
returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. Christopher 
Marshall, at Springfield, July 16, 1779; Capt. Marsh's co., Col. Rossiter's 
regt.; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town 
of Stockbridge ; also, list of 9 months men ; entered .service July 15, 1779 ; dis- 
charged April 15, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of 
Stockbridge for service in the Contuiental Army during 1780 ; marched from 
home July 1, 1780; discliarged Jan. 1, 1781; service, 6 mos. 5 days, at "West 
Point, including travel (90 miles) home. [ See Mar ius Read.] 

Reed, Andrew. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated 
Feb. 10, 1776 ; said Reed chosen Lieutenant Colonel, Col. AVilliam Jones's (3d 
Lincoln Co.) regt. of Mass. militia, in the place of Edward Emerson whose 
appointment was non-concurred in by the Council ; said Reed's appointment 
concurred in by Council Feb. 12, 1776. 

Reed, Andrew. List of men belongmg to the .several transports employed on 
Penobscot expedition, as per a roll ifiade up agreeable to resolve of March 23, 
1784, and attested by Joshua Davis, Agent ; said Reed reported as belonging 
to the sloop " Townsend." 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 53 

Reed, Andrew, Jr. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. David Keed's 3d (1st Boothbay) co.,Col. 
William Jones's (3d Lincoln Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen 
by the several companies in said regiment ; ordered in Council May 8, 1776, 
that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned May 8, 1776; also, 
2d Lieutenant, Capt. Archibald McAllister's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; 
enlisted July 11, 1779; service to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 13 days, on expedition 
against Majorbagaduce ; roll endorsed " Reg't at Penobscot." 

Reed, Andrew, 2d. Receipt given to Maj. Dummer Sewall, dated Boothbay, Nov. 
10, 1775, signed by said Reed and others belonging to Capt. Timothy Langdon's 
CO. stationed at Boothbay, for wages for 1 month ; also, Private, Capt. Lang- 
don's CO. ; enlisted July 12, 1775 ; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 4 days ; com- 
pany stationed at Boothbay for defence of seacoast. 

Reed, Andrew, 3d. Receipt given to Maj. Dummer Sewall, dated Boothbay, Nov. 
10, 1775, signed by said Reed and others belonging to Capt. Timothy Langdon's 
CO. stationed at Boothbay, for wages for 1 month ; also, Private, Capt. Lang- 
don's CO. ; enlisted July 12, 1775 ; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 4 days ; com- 
pany stationed at Boothbay for defence of seacoast. 

Reed, Andrew, 4th. Receipt given to Maj. Dummer Sewall, dated Boothbay, Nov. 
10, 1775, signed by said Reed and others belonging to Capt. Timothy Langdon's 
CO. stationed at Boothbay, for wages for 1 month ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Lang- 
don's CO. ; enlisted July 12, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 4 days; com- 
pany stationed at Boothbay for defence of seacoast. 

Reed, Artemas, Lincoln. Private, Capt. William Smith's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Abijah Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 

5 days; also, Capt. William Smith's co.. Col. John Nixon's (5th) regt. ; receipt 
for advance pay, signed by said Reed and others, dated Cambridge, Jime 10, 
1775 : also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; en- 
listed April 24, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days ; also, company return dated Sept. 
30, 1775 ; reported "on Command in the mason business ; " also, Capt. Gilman's 
CO. ; company receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., 
signed by said Reed and others belonging to Capt. Gilman's co., for wages for 
Sept., 1776; also, Capt. Jeremiah Gilman's (6th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas 
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental retxim dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; also, 
Private, Capt. Abijah Child's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same 
CO. and regt.; return [year not given]; residence, LincoLn; enlisted for town 
of Lincoln ; mustered by County Muster Master Barrett ; term, 3 years ; also, 
certificate signed by E. Cumpston, Captain, 2d Mass. regt., certifying that said 
Reed, of Lieut. Pritchard's co.. Col. Greaton's regt., was in service on or before 
Aug. 15, 1777, and had not been absent subsequently except by leave of proper 
authority. 

Reed, Artemas, Littleton. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of Jime 
5, 1780, returned as received of Maj . Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middle- 
sex 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 Jtme 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin 
Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 23, 1780; 
age, 34 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, ruddy ; engaged for town of 
Littleton; marched to camp July 23, 1780, imder command of Capt. John 
Williams; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by 
Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, 
Oct. 25, 1780; also, Private, Capt. James Tisdale's co.. Col. John Greaton's 
(3d) regt.; muster roll for Aug. and Sept., 1780, dated Camp Orangetown; 
enlisted July 23, 1780; enlistment, 6 months; also, pay roll for 6 months men 



54 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reed, Artemas, continued. 

raised by the town of Littleton for service in the Continental Army during 
1780; marched July 15, 1780; discharged Dec. 6, 1780; service, 5 mos. 2 days, 
travel (220 miles) mcluded ; also, receipt dated Littleton, June 1, 1781, for 
hoimty paid said Keed by Class No. 4 of the town of Littleton to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, descriptive list of men raised 
m Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph 
Hosmer, Superintendent for said county; age, 35 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; 
complexion, light; hair, brown; eyes, blue; occupation, farmer; engaged for 
town of Littleton ; engaged April 1, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Reed, Asa, "Weymouth. Private, Capt. Joseph Trufant's (Independent) co. ; en- 
listed May 9, 1775 ; service, 6 mos., 3 weeks, 1 day ; reported died Nov. 23, 1775 ; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money due said Reed, dated 
WejTnouth, Dec. 30, 1775. 

Reed, Augustus (also given Augustin), New Marlborough. Private, Capt. John 
Collar's CO., Col. John Ashly's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 19, 
1779 ; discharged Aug. 27, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days ; company marched to 
Connecticut under command of Lieut. Col. Powel ; also, list of men raised for 
the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed 
muster m a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 
months men raised by the town of New Marlborough for service in the Conti- 
nental Army durmg 1780; marched to camp July 18, 1780; discharged Dec. 
19, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 6 days, travel (92 miles) included ; also. Private, Capt. 
Ephraim Brookms's co., Lieut. Col. John Collar's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; 
entered service Oct. 13, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 26, 1781 ; service, 18 days, in- 
cluding 4 days (84 miles) travel home; company marched by order of Col. John 
Ashley, Jr., on an alarm at the Northward. 

Reed, Bailey, Freetown. Descriptive list of men mustered by James Leonard, 
Muster Master, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from 
the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, dated 
Tatmton, May 19, 1778; Capt. Benjaxnin Reed's (4th) co., Col. Edward Pope's 
(2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 m. ; complexion, dark ; hair, 
black ; eyes, dark ; engaged for town of Freetown ; also, list of men returned as 
received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778 ; 
arrived at Fishkill June 18, 1778 ; 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 Col. Timothy Bige- 
low, at Springfield, Oct. -, 1780; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, 
dark ; engaged for town of Freetown ; arrived at Springfield Sept. 23, 1780 ; 
marched to camp Oct. 1, 1780, midcr command of Lieut. Lynde ; also, list of men 
raised for the (! months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having 
passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, Private, 
Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster roll for 
Jan., 1781, dated West Point; enlisted Sept. 25, 1780; enlistment, G months; 
reported on command at the Lines. 

Reed, Barnabas, Abington. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward 
Mitchel's regt. ; .service, 5 days; company marched from Abington to "The 
Farms" in Braintree March 4, 1776; also, Capt. Nathan Snow's co. com- 
manded by 2d Lieut. Christopher Dyer, Col. Edward Mitchel's regt.. Gen. 
Cushing's brigade; marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 5 days; company marched 
to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm ; also, Lieut. Benjamin Bates's co., in a regiment 
commanded by Maj. Eliphalet Cary; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 
5, 1780; service, 7 days; company marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., 
on an alarm. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 



Reed, Benjamin, Chesterfield. Lieutenant, Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Sept. 19, 1777; reported killed 
in battle Sept. 19, 1777; also, Lieutenant, Cth Mass. regt. formerly commanded 
by Col. Ichabod Alden; return of field, staff, and commissioned officers who 
were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subse- 
qiiently except on furlough, etc., dated Cherry Valley, Feb. 24, 1779; also, 
Lieutenant, Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (late Col. Alden's) 7th regt. ; return of 
field, staff, and commissioned ofiicers made up to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, 
Chesterfield; commissioned Jan. 1, 1777; also, account of the seven years half 
pay allowed, agreeable to resolve of Aug. 24, 1780, to widows and orphans of 
ofiicers who were killed or died in service; [Col.] Brooks's regt. ; rank. Lieu- 
tenant ; half pay allowed to Sept. 19, 1784. 

Reed, Benjamin, Middleborough. Corporal, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co.. Col. 
Simon Caiy's regt. ; service, 5 days ; roll dated Roxbury, April 1, 1776 ; also, 
2d ]SIiddleborough co. commanded by Lieut. John Barrows, Col. Ebenezer 
Sprout's regt.; service, 12 days; company marched from Middleborough to 
Howland's Feriy, R. I., Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm; also, Private, Capt. John 
Barrows's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt'sregt. ; entered service May 6, 1778; dis- 
charged May 9, 1778 ; service, 3 days ; company marched from Middleborough 
to Dartmouth on two alarms, one in May and one in Sept., 1778. 

Reed, Benjamin (also given Benjamin, Jr.), Rutland. Private, Capt. Thomas 
Eustis's (Rutland) co. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of Aj)ril 
19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 9 days; reported enlisted mto the army Ai^ril 
27, 1775; also, Capt. Adam Wheeler's co.. Col. Ephraun Doolittle's regt.; 
company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; reported killed June 
17, 1775 ; also, order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, i^ayable to Samuel Porter, 
dated Rvxtland, Sept. 25, 1776, signed by Benjamin Reed, for allowance for 
losses sustained at battle of Bunker Hill. 

Reed, Benjamin (also given Benjamin, Jr.) , Township No. 5. Private, Capt. 
Abel Thayer's co.. Col. John Fellows's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
enlisted Ajjril 28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, order for bounty coat or 
its equivalent in money dated Dorchester Camj), Nov. 22, 1775. 

Reed, Benjamin, Westford. Private, Capt. Timothy Underwood's co.. Col. Wil- 
liam Prescott's regt. of Mmute-men, which marched in response to the alai-m 
of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days. 

Reed, Benjamin. Caj)t. James Perry's co., Col. Sargent's regt. ; order for bomity 
coat or its equivalent m money dated Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775. 

Reed, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Nathan Hamilton's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's 
regt. ; service from Aug. 3, 1776, to Sept. 30, 1776, 1 mo. 29 (also given 1 mo. 
28) days; also, same co. ; company receipt for wages for Oct., 1776, dated 
Ticonderoga Mills; also, Capt. Hamilton's co., Col. Brewer's regt.; pay 
abstract for travel allowance, etc., dated Brookfield, Feb. 17, 1777; 100 miles 
travel allowed said Reed. 

Reed, Benjamin. 1st Lieutenant, brigantuie " Velona " (privateer) ; petition dated 
Boston, April 29, 1777, signed by James Mugford, of Marblehead, askmg that 
Thomas Stevens be commissioned as commander of said vessel, designed to 
join the fleet at Boston under Commodore Manly ; ordered ui Council April 29, 
1777, that a commission be issued. 

Reed, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Joseph Warner's co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 17 (also given Aug. 18), 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; 
service, 3 mos. 21 days, on expedition to Northern department, including travel 
(180 miles) home. 



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Reed, Benjamix. Private, Capt. Isaac Woods's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's (1st) 
regt. of guards; joined April 1, 1778; service to July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 3 days, 
at Cambridge ; enlistment, 3 months from April 1 (also given April 2) , 1778. 

Reed, Benjamin. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Wills's co., Col. Daniel Morgan's 11th 
Vii-ginia regt. (also given " the 11 And 15th Regiment of foot in the service of 
the United States ") ; pay roll for Oct., 1778. 

Reed, Benjamin. Private, Capt. John Porter's co., Col. Samuel Denny's (2d) 
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 19, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 days, 
at Claverack, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 
months. 

Reed, " Benteman," Marblehead. Capt. John Merrett's (7th) co., Col. John 
Glover's (21.st) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Reed and others, 
dated Cambridge, June 27, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted June 1, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 5 days ; company 
marched to Cambridge ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 25, 
1775. 

Reed, Brackley. Private, Capt. Alexander Hodgdon's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 11, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 2 mos. 23 days, 
including 3 days (65 miles) travel home; regiment raised m SuiTolk Co. to 
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months and stationed at Rhode Island. 

Reed, Calvin, "Western ("Warren) . Return of men raised to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army from Col. James Converse's (4th "Worcester Co.) regt.; resi- 
dence, "Western; engaged for town of Western; joined Capt. Fish's co.. Col. 
Shepard's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by Thomas New- 
hall, Muster Master for "Worcester Co. ; Capt. Fish's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; 
mustered ^larch 6, 1777 ; enlistment, during war ; also, Private, Capt. Moore's 
CO., Col. "William Sheppard's regt. ; Continental Army jjay accounts for ser- 
vice from March 5, 1777, to July 17, 1777; reported died July 17, 1777; also, 
Capt. Thomas Fish's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; return dated Feb. 3, 1778 ; mus- 
tered by State and Continental Muster Masters. 

Reed, Charles, "Westminster. Private, Capt. Edmund Bemis's co., Col. Asa 
"Whitcomb's (23d) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 
1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; 
also, order for boxuity coat or its equivalent in money endorsed "Nov 30th 
1775." 

Reed, Charles. Private, Capt. Jolm "Wood's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's (26th) 
regt.; pay abstracts for Feb. and March, 1776; also, same co. and regt.; pay 
abstract for April, 1776, dated New York; also, same co. and regt.; pay ab- 
stract for May, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay ab.stract for Jxme, 1776, 
dated New York ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, 
etc., for the year 1776; reported deceased. 

Reed, Charles. List of 9 months men ; entered service July 22, 1779; discharged 
April 22, 1780. 

Reed, Daniel, Danvers. Private, Capt. Samuel Epes's co.. Col. Pickering's regt., 
which marched on the alarai of April 19, 1775; service, 2 days; also, Capt. 
Jonathan Procter's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 13, 
1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 20 days, at Charlestown and Cambridge ; 
also, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co., Col. Nathaniel "Wade's regt. ; detached 
Aug. 12, 1778; service to Dec. 31, 1778, 4 mos. 24 days, at Rhode Island, includ- 
ing 4 days (75 miles) travel home ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated 
North Kingston, Nov. 6, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 57 

Reed, Daniel, coiitiniwd. 

East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 2i, Oct. 14, and Nov. 13, 1778; enlistment to 
expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Reed, Daniel, Medford (also given Boston). Drummer, Capt. William Scott's 
CO., Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's (28th) regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 
1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp before 
Boston, Nov. 1-1, 1775 ; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 1st Middlesex Co. regt., as returned by Lieut. Stephen Hall; residence, 
Medford; engaged for town of Medford; joined Capt. Child's co.. Col. 
Greaton's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, list of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Con- 
tinental service, as returned by Col. Benjamin Gill; residence, Boston; en- 
listed for town of Mansfield ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered 
by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 16, 
1777; Capt. Child's co.. Col. Greaton's regt.; also, Dram Major, (late) Capt. 
Abijah Child's co., Col. John Graton's (2d) regt.; Continental Army pay 
accoimts for service from Jan. 27, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, certificate dated 
Boston, Feb. 3, 1779, signed by Brig. Gen. John Nixon, stating that said Reed 
and others were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and had not been absent 
subsequently excejit on furlough, etc. ; said Reed, Drum Major, reported in a 
company commanded by Lieut. Prichard, Col. Graton's regt.; also. Drum 
Major, Capt. Job Sumner's co.. Col. Greaton's regt.; Continental Army pay 
accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 27, 1780; residence, Boston. 

Reed, Daniel, Wobum. Private, Capt. Samuel Belknap's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, from "Wobum to Concord and thence to Cambridge ; 
service, 29 days; company served until formation of army; also, return of the 
train band of 1st Wobum co. imder Capt. Josiah Johnson, made by Abijah 
Thompson, Clerk, dated April 30, 1775. 

Reed, Daniel. Lieutenant, Capt. William Adams's co.. Col. Thatcher's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 5 days; company marched at request of Gen. Washington at the time of 
taking Dorchester Heights March 4, 177G ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin 
Lock's 9th (2d Cambridge) co., Col. Samuel Thatcher's (1st Middlesex Co.) 
regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several comjjanies in said 
regiment, dated Watertown, April 26, 1776 ; ordered in Council April 29, 1776, 
that said officers be commissioned ; also, commission dated Watertown, April 
29, 1776, appointing said Reed 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Lock's (9th) 
CO., Col. Samuel Thatcher's (1st Middlesex Co.) regt. 

Reed, Daniel. Private, Capt. Isaac Martin's co., Col. Joseph (Josiah) Whitney's 
regt. ; service from May 4, 1777, to July 4, 1777, 2 mos. 7 days, under Maj. Gen. 
Spencer at Rhode Island, including travel (100 miles) from home to place of 
destination and from place of discharge home. 

Reed, Daniel. Private, Capt. Israel Trow's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; ser- 
vice between May 14, 1777, and July 6, 1777, 52 days, at Rhode Island. 

Reed, Daniel. Capt. Ephraim Fitch's co.. Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; 
entered service July 8, 1777 ; discharged July 27, 1777 ; service, 19 days. 

Reed, Daniel. Capt. Samuel Low's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; service, 6 days, 
at Bennington. 

Reed, Daniel. Private, Capt. Timothy Brigham's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; 
enlisted July 27 [1777] ; discharged Aug. 29 [1777] ; service, 1 mo. 10 days, 
including 7 days (135 miles) travel home ; company called out on an alann to 
assist Northern army and was discharged at Bennington. 



58 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Beed, Daniel. Private, Capt. Moses Kellogg's co., Col. Porter's (Hampsliire Co.) 
regt. ; marched Sept. 23, 1777; discliarged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 32 days, 
includijig li days {lU miles) travel home ; company marched to reinforce 
Northern army under Maj. Gen. Gates on an alarm. 

Reed, Daniel. Private, Capt. Ephraiin Lyon's co. ; enlisted Jime 20, 1778 ; dis- 
charged July 13, 1778; service, 26 days, mcluding travel (60 miles) home; 
company joined Col. Wade's regt. June 22, 1778, for 21 days service at Rhode 
Island. Roll dated Grafton. 

Reed, Daniel. Marmer, hrigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John 
Allen Hallet; engaged July 28, 1778; reported " Run." 

Reed, Daniel. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Maj. Eliphalet Gary's regt.; 
marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. i), 1780 ; service, 11 days ; company 
marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Reed, Daniel. Seaman [probably], ship "Protector," commanded by Capt. Jolm 
Foster Williams; engaged March 11, 1780; discharged Aug. 17, 1780; service, 
5 mos. 6 days. 

Reed, Daniel. Return of train band and alann list [year not given]; said Reed 
appears among men belonging to train band. 

Reed, David, Bedford. Private, Lieut. Moses Abbott's (Bedford) co. of Minute- 
men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 11 
days ; aho, list of men between the ages of sixteen and sixty who were liable 
to bear arms, as returned to Col. Green, dated Bedford, May 15, 1775. 

Reed, David, Topsham. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. James Musterd's (2d) co., 1st Lincoln 
Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several companies in 
said regiment, as returned by Dimimer Sewall and others ; ordered in Coimcil 
July 1, 177(i, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned July 
1, 1776; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. James Musterd's (2d) co., Col. Samuel 
McCobb's (Lincoln Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; regimental return made by 
Lieut. Col. Dummer Sewall, dated Georgetown, Nov. 19, 1779; commissioned 
July 1, 1776; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Acter Patten's co.. Col. Samuel 
McCobb's regt.; entered service July 6, 1779; discharged Sept. 25, 1779; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 19 days, on Penobscot expedition. 

Reed, David, Uxbridge. Corporal, Capt. William Wyman's co., Col. Paterson's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 25, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 
13 days. 

Reed, David. Private, Capt. Joseph Ilsley's co., Col. Cogswell's regt. ; enlisted 
Sept. .30, 1776; discharged Nov. 16, 1776; service, 2 mos., uicluding 13 days 
(260 miles) travel home ; roll dated New Castle ; receipt for payment of amoiuit 
of roll, dated at North Castle and signed by Capt. Ilsley. 

Reed, David. Captain, 3d (1st Boothbay) co.. Col. William Jones's (3d Lincoln 
Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several companies in 
said regiment; ordered in Council May 8, 1776, that said officers be commis- 
sioned; reported commissioned May 8, 1776; also. Council warrant dated Feb. 
13, 1777, for £100, drawn in favor of said Reed, Commissary to the seacoast 
men stationed at Boothbay, to enable him to supply them with necessaries. 

Reed, David. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Willcox's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt.; entered service Sept. 19,1777; discharged Oct. 4,1777; ser- 
vice, 15 days, with Northern army. 

Reed, David. Private, Capt. John Homes's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's (1st) regt. 
of guards; entered service April 1, 1778; service to July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 3 days, 
at Cambridge ; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 59 

Rked, David. Private, Capt. Ephraim Brookiiis's co., Lieut. Col. John Collar's 
(Berk.sliire Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. 13, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 17, 1781 ; 
service, 8 days, including 4 days (84 miles) travel home; company marched 
by order of Col. John Ashley, Jr., on an alarm at the Northward. 

Reed, David. Private, Capt. Ichabod Pinkham's detachment ; service from March 
24, 1780, to April 24, 1780, at Boothbay in defence of seacoast ; also, Capt. Ben- 
jamin Lemont's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; enlisted July 1, 1781; ser- 
vice to Dec. 1, 1781, 5 mos., near Penobscot ; roll sworn to in Lincoln Co. ; also, 
Capt. John Reed's co.. Col. James Himter's corps raised for defence of Eastern 
Massachusetts; enlisted April 11, 1782; discharged Nov. 20, 1782; service, 7 
mos. 10 days. 

Reed, David. Captain, 1st co., 5th Lincoln Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of offi- 
cers [year not given]. 

Reed, Diah (also given Dyer). Capt. "William Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin 
Simonds's regt. ; entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; service, 8 days ; company 
marched from Gageborough to Beimmgton Aug. 14, 1777, by order of Gen. 
Stark on an alarm ; also, same co. and regt. ; entered service Sei)t. 5, 1777 ; 
service, 27 days ; company marched from Gageborough Sept. 5, 1777, to rein- 
force army under Gen. Lincoln at Pawlet; also. Corporal, same co. and regt. ; 
entered service Oct. 13, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1780 ; service, 6 days, on an 
alann at the Northward ; company marched from "Windsor to Shaf tsbury Oct. 
13, 1780, by order of Gen. Fellows. 

Reed, Ebenezer, Uxbridge. Private, Capt. "William Wyman's co., Col. Patter- 
son's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 29, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 9 days. 

Reed, Ebenezer. Private; list of training soldiers belonging to 3d "Wobum co. 
mider Capt. Timothy "Winn, dated May 13, 1775. 

Reed, Ebenezer. List of men who went to "Winter Hill in Feb., 1776, with Capt. 
Samuel Forbs to serve for 2 months ; also, list of men who went to Nantasket 
in April, 177(5, with Capt. Reddmg to serve for 7 months ; also, list of men who 
marched to Providence m July, 1777, under command of Cajrt. Deen to serve 
for 1 month ; said Reed reported as having been hired by Edward Richmond ; 
also, list of men who went with Capt. Fales in Jan., 1778, to serve for 3 months 
at Slade's Ferry ; said Reed reported as having been hired by Joseph Reed, Jr., 
who was drafted ; also. Private, Capt. Edward Blake's co., Col. Mitchel's 
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. Gen. Godfrey's (Bris- 
tol Co.) brigade; service, 8 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the 
alarm of Aug. 2, 1780. 

Reed, Ebenezer. Petition endorsed " Aug't 13, 1781," signed by George "Williams, 
in behalf of himself and others, of Salem, asking that said Reed be commis- 
sioned as commander of the ship " Marquis de la Fayette " (privateer) ; advised 
in Council Aug. 13, 1781, that a commission be issued. 

Reed, Eleazer, Dimstable. Private, Capt. Reuben Butterfield's co. of militia, 
which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; left place of 
rendezvous April 23, 1775 ; service, 4 days. 

Reed, Eleazer (also given Eleazer, Jr. and Ebenezer, Jr.) , "Westford. List 
of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Pelatiah Fletcher's 
CO., Col. Jonathan Reed's (6th Middlesex Co.) regt., as returned to Brig. Gen. 
Prescott ; residence, "Westford ; engaged for town of "Westford ; joined Capt. 
Ballard's co., Col. Alden's regt.; term, 3 years, to expire in 1780; also. Pri- 
vate, Capt. "William Hudson Ballard's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from May 28, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, 



60 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reed, Eleazer (also given Eleazer, Jr. and Ebenezer, Jr.), continued. 

Capt. Ballard's co.. Col. Ichabod Alden's battalion; return dated Albany, 
Jan. 12, 1778; mustered by Col. Barrett, Muster Master for Middlesex Co., 
and by a Continental Muster Master ; also, Capt. Ballard's co., 6th Mass. regt. 
formerly commanded by Col. Ichabod Alden ; return of men who were in camp 
on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except 
on furlough, etc. ; also, Capt. Ballard's co., (late) Col. Ichabod Alden's regt. ; 
muster roll for March and April, 1770, dated Cherry Valley ; also, 1st co., Lieut. 
Col. John Brooks's (7tli) regt. ; return made up to Dec. 31, 1779; enlisted May 
28, 1777; also, Capt. White's co.. Col. Brooks's regt.; Continental Army jjay 
accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 28, 1780. 

Reed, Elihu (also given Elijah) . Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lakin's co. Col. John 
Jacobs's (Light Infantry) regt. ; entered service Sept. 1(3 (also given Sept. 13), 
1779; discharged Nov. 1(5, 1779; service, 2 mos. 3 (also given 2 mos. 8) days, at 
Rhode Island, including GO (also given 100) miles travel home ; also, same co. 
and regt. ; pay rolls for Sept., Oct., and Nov., 1779, sworn to at Newport. 

Reed, Elijah, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 9, 1775 ; service, 
3 mos. ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Reed, Elijah, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; service between July 20, 1777, and Aug. 27, 1777, 1 mo. 4 days, 
at Rhode Island ; company raised in Pljnuouth Co. 

Reed, Elijah, Middleborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co.. Col. Sprout's (4th Plymouth Co.) 
regt. ; residence, Middleborough ; engaged for town of JNIiddleborough ; joined 
Capt. Soper's co.. Col. Mershel's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, Fifer, Major's co., 
Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; Continental Aimy pay accoimts for service 
from Jan. 1(5, 1777, to Jan. 1(5, 1780; also, Capt. Amasa Soper's (4th) co.. Col. 
Marshall's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Jan. 16, 1777, 
to Feb. 10, 1777 ; credited with 26 days allowance ; subsistence also allowed for 
14 days (280 miles) travel on marcli to Bennington ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
muster roll for Jan., 1779, dated West Point. 

Reed, Elijah. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt.; 
marched Dec. 8, 1776; service, 5 days; company marched to Howland's Ferry, 
R. I., on an alarm. 

Reed, Elijah. Capt. Amos Washburn's co., Col. Waide's regt. ; entered service 
June 22, 1778; discharged July 17, 1778; service, 25 days, on expedition to 
Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Reed, Elijah. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt.; 
entered service May 6, 1778; discharged May 9, 1778; service, 3 days; com- 
imny marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May and one in Sept., 1778. 
Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Reed, Elijah. Private, Capt. Jo.shua White's co., Col. Ebenezer White's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 0, 1780; service, 9 days; company 
marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Reed, Elijah, Jr. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; entered service Sept. 6, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; sei'vice, 6 days; 
company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May and one in Sept., 
1778; roll sworn to at Middleborough; also, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer White's regt. ; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; ser- 
vice, 9 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; roll sworn to 
at Middleborough. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 61 

Keed, Elijah, ;5i1. Itecoipt dated May 5, 1781, for bounty paid said Reed by Capt. 
Robert Sprout and members of class No. 39 of the town of Middleborough to 
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, Corporal, Capt. 
Ebeuezer Smith's (7th) co., Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt. ; muster roll 
for April, 1783; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 11 months 22 days. 

Reed, Eliphalet, Cumberland. Private, Capt. Jabez "West's co., Col. Jonathan 
Eddy's regt.; enlisted Nov. 20, 177(J; discharged Dec. 16, 177G; service, 25 
days ; company raised in Cumberland, N. S. 

Reed, Elip " 'n." Ret\]jn of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, agree- 
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Needham ; engaged Aug. 
31, 1781. 

Reed, Eliphaz. Private; list of training soldiers belonging to the 3d Wobum co. 
under Capt. Timothy Winn, dated May 13, 1775. 

Reed, Eliphaz. Seaman, Continental frigate "Deane," commanded by Capt. 
Samuel Nicholson ; engaged Feb. 16, 1782 ; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 15 
days; engagement, 12 months; said Reed's wages reported as having been 
paid to Capt. Nicholson and jail fees, £1 9s 8d, also reported as having been 
j)aid for him. 

Reed, Eliphaz. Receipt dated May 24, 1783, signed by Jeremiah Shuttleworth, 
for wages due said Reed for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate 
" Hague," commanded by Cajit. John Manley. 

Reed, " Elisas," Dedham. Private, Capt. John Gay's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's 
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance to camp and home, etc., sworn to in 
Suffolk Co., Nov. 29, 1776; said Reed credited with allowance for travel for 1 
day (17 miles) . 

Reed, Elisha. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to re- 
solve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Jaseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said 
county; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, 
light; occupation, farmer (also given cordwainer) ; engaged for town of 
Chelmsford ; engaged April 20, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Reed, Elkanah. Returns of service rendered by men belonging to the company 
commanded by Cajit. Edward Blake after April -, 1776 ; list of men who went 
to "Winter Hill in Feb., 1776, with Capt. Samuel Forbs to serve for 2 months. 

Reed, Elkanah. Returns of service rendered by men belonging to the company 
commanded by Capt. Edward Blake after April -, 1776; list of men who went 
with Capt. Soper in 1776 to serve for 1 year. 

Reed, Elnathan, "Westford. Private, Capt. Abishai Brown's co., Col. Josiah 
"Whitney's regt. ; enlisted May 26, 1776, 4 days preceding march ; service to 
Dec. 1, 1776, 6 mos. 9 days; rolls dated Camp at Hull; also, Capt. John 
Mmott's CO., Col. Dike's regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted 
Dec. 18, 1776; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also, list of men 
raised to serve in the Contmental Army from Capt. "Wright's co.. Col. Jona- 
than Reed's (6th Middlesex Co.) regt., as returned to Brig. Gen. Prescott ; resi- 
dence, "Westford; enlisted for town of "Westford; joined Capt. Ballard's co.. 
Col. Alden's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. "William Hudson 
Ballard's co.. Col. John Brooks's regt.; Continental Army pay accoimts for 
service from May 28, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Ballard's co., Col. 
Ichabod Alden's battalion ; return dated Albany, Jan. 12, 1778; mustered by 
Col. Barrett, Muster Master for Middlesex Co., and by a Continental ^Muster 
Master; also, Capt. Ballard's co., (late) Col. Ichabod Alden's (6th) regt. ; 
muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Cherry "V^alley; also, 1st co., 
Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7tli) regt.; return made up to Dec. 31, 1779; en- 



62 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Heed, Elnathan, continued. 

listed May 28, 1777 ; also, Capt. White's co., Col. Brooks's regt. ; Contiueutal 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 28, 1780. 

Beed, Ephraim. Copy of a list of men belonging to Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's 
CO., Col. "Whitney's regt., who served at Point Judith for 2 months, dated May 
6, 1777. 

Beed, Ephraim. Seaman, Continental frigate "Deane," commanded hy Capt. 
Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 
days. 

Beed, Ezekiel, "Wobum. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Dike's regt.; 
muster roll for Dec, 177G-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 14[?], 1776; service 
guarding stores at and about Boston ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 
1777; also, Capt. Joshua Reed's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt. ; enlisted July 
15, 1777; service, 5 mos. 20 days, at Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt.; 
muster rolls dated North Kingston, Dec. 18, 1777, and Jan. 1, 1778; enlistment 
to expire Jan. 1, 1778. 

Beed, Ezekiel. 10th co., Plymouth Co. regt. ; list of men who performed tours of 
duty ; said Reed credited with 1 mo. 15 days service at Rhode Island in 1778. 

Beed, Ezra, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. John Perry's co.. Col. Timothy "Walker's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos., 
1 week, 4 days. 

Reed, Ezra. Private, Capt. Theophilus "Wilder's co.. Col. David Cushrng's regt. ; 
enlisted March 20, 1778 ; discharged April 4, 1778 ; service, 16 days, under Maj. 
Thomas Lathroi) at Hull. 

Reed, Ezra. Private, Capt. Samuel "Ward's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt.; entered 
service Oct. 5, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 2 mos. 28 days; com- 
pany detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

Beed, Ezra. Private, Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. ; enlisted March 8, 1782 ; service 
to Oct. 24, 1782, 7 mos. 17 days ; company raised for defence of Castle and 
Governor's Islands. Rolls sworn to at Boston. 

Beed, Frederick, "Weymouth or Braintree (probably). Sergeant, Capt. Jacob 
Goold's CO. of Minute-men, Col. Benjamin Linclon's (Lincoln's) regt., which 
assembled April 19, 1775 ; service, 8 days ; company reported as having marched 
to Boxbury. 

Beed, Frederick, Weymouth. Private, Capt. Joseph Trufant's (Independent) 
CO.; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776; service to May 22, 177(), 4 mos. 22 days; company 
stationed at Weymouth for defence of seacoast; also, Corporal, Capt. Trufant's 
CO., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; enlisted May 22, 1776 ; service to ,Tan. 1, 1777, 
7 mos. 9 days ; company raised for defence of seacoast and stationed at Hull. 

Beed, Frederick. Private, Capt. Theophilus Wilder's co., Col. David Cushing's 
regt.; enlisted March 20, 1778; discharged April 4, 1778; .service, 16 days, 
under Maj. Thomas Lathrop at Hull. 

Beed, Frederick. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's 
regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 11 days ; com- 
pany marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an alann. 

Beed, " Garner," Freetown (probably). Private, Capt. Daniel Drake's co.. Col. 
Luke Drurj-'s (Bristol Co.) regt. ; marched from home Aug. 30, 1781 ; arrived 
at camp Sei)t. 9, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 6, 1781 ; arrived home Dec. 16, 1781 ; 
service, 3 ijios. 17 days, at North river; regiment raised for 3 months. [See 
Gardner Read.] 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 63 

Rked, Geoffrey, Salem. Descriptive list of oflacers and crew of the ship " Jack " 
(privateer), commanded by Capt. Nathan Brown, sworn to July 1, 1780; age, 
27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark; residence, Salem. 

Reed, George, Dartmouth. Private, Maj. Lehbeus Ball's co.. Col. William Shep- 
pard's (4th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Lehbeus Ball's co.. Col. Shepard's regt.; 
return endorsed " Feb'y 3rd 1778; " residence, " Deaton; " enlisted for town 
of " Deaton ; " mustered by State and Continental Muster Masters ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; muster roll for July and Aug., 1778, dated Camp at Providence ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Oct., 1778; also, Maj. Ball's co.. Col. 
Shepard's regt.; muster rolls for Nov., 1778, March and April, 1779, dated 
Camp at Providence; enlisted Dec. 25, 1777[6] ; enlistment, during war; re- 
ported under guard in Nov., 1778 ; also. Major's co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; 
residence, Dartmouth; also. Major's co., Col. "William Shepard's (4th) regt.; 
return made up for the year 1780, dated West Point and endorsed " Capt. 
Fullers Comp'y; " enlisted Dec. 7, 1776. 

Reed, George, Wobum (probably). Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co.. Col. 
David Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 1 day. 

Reed, George, Wobum. Private, Capt. Samuel Belknap's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Wobum to Concord and thence to Cambridge ; 
service, 10 days ; company served until formation of army. 

Reed, George, Wobum. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. John Wood's co.. Col. Paul D. Sar- 
gent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 24, 1775; service, 
1 mo. 19 days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported deceased. 

Reed, George. Order dated Camp at Hull, July 16, 1776, signed by said Reed and 
others, for advance pay for 1 month, travel allowance, etc., payable to Capt. 
Matthew Randell; Capt. Randell's order on David Jeffries, Paymaster Gen- 
eral, dated Castle Island, July 19, 1776, payable to Quarter Master of Col. 
Marshal's regt., appears on reverse of company order; also, Private, Capt. 
Matthew Randall's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; enlisted June 27, 1776; 
service to Aug. 1, 1776, 2 mos. 

Reed, George. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co.. Col. Jacob Garish's (Ger- 
rish's) regt. of guards ; service from July 2 to July 16, 1778, 17 days, at Winter 
Hill. 

Reed, George. Private, Capt. Jonathan Shaw's co.. Col. John Daggett's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 21, 1778; discharged Sept. 1, 1778; service, 12 days, at 
Rhode Island ; also, pay roll for same service sworn to at Taimton. 

Reed, George. Private, Capt. Elijah Walker's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt.; 
entered service Oct. 19, 1778; discharged Dec. 12, 1778; service, 1 mo. 26 days; 
company detached from Gen. Godfrey's brigade and marched to Dorchester 
Heights. 

Reed, Gideox. Capt. Samuel Tubbs's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's regt. ; order for 
boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 20, 1775. 

Reed, Gideox. Seaman (also given Boy), schooner "Active," commanded by 
Capt. Andrew Gardner ; pay roll for wages for 1 month due vmder contract 
with the government, dated Boston, Oct. 6, 1778. 

Reed, Hammoxd, Lexington. Pay roll of a detachment from Lexington alarm co. 
commanded by Capt. Edmund Mimro: service, 5 days; detachment reported 
on command at Cambridge from May 16 to May 20, 1775, by order of Committee 
of Safety. 



64 :\IASSACIIUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Eeed, Henry. List of men belonging to the several transports employed on Penob- 
scot expedition, as per a roll made up agreeable to resolve of March 23, 1784, 
and attested by Joshua Davis, Agent ; said Reed reported as belonging to the 
sloop "Sally." 

Heed, Hezekiah, Hatfield. Descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, 
as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent for Hampshire Co. [year not 
given] ; Capt. Mm-ray's co. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 m. ; complexion, 
black ; engaged for town of Hatfield ; arrived at Fishkill Jmie 16, 1778 ; also, 
list of men raised in Hampshire Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of 
their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as 
received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 
1778; also, list of men raised to serve in the Contmental Army, as returned by 
Capt. Joshua Woodbridge ; residence, Hatfield ; engaged for town of Hatfield ; 
joined Capt. Ward's co.. Col. Wesson's regt. ; term, 3 years; also. Private, 
Capt. William Wattson's co., Col. James Wesson's (9th) regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accoimts for service from Dec. 20, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. 
J. Edes's CO., Col. Wesson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service 
from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; term, durmg war; also, Capt. William 
Watson's co., Col. Wesson's regt. ; return for clothing for the year 1780. 

Reed, Hezekiah. Private, Capt. Nathan Alden's co.. Col. Edward Mitchell's 
regt. ; service, 16 days ; company marched to Rhode Island under command of 
Lieut. John Whitman on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Reed, Howard (also given HajTvard), Townsend. Capt. Edmund Longley's co.. 
Col. Cogswell's regt.; enlisted Sept. 22, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 12 days ; company detached to guard and fortify j)0sts at and about 
Boston; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to serve in the 
Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Brig. 
Gen. Eleazer Brooks to Maj. Hosmer, dated Lincoln, Aug. 8, 1779; 5th co., 
Col. Read's regt.; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; resi- 
dence, Townsend; reported delivered to Capt. L. Bailey; also, list of men 
raised in Middlesex Co. for Continental service, agreeable to resolve of June 
9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said county, Nov. 
24, 1779; engaged for town of Townsend. 

Reed, Howard. Private, Capt. John Porter's co.. Col. Cyprian How's regt.. Col. 
Commandant John Jacobs's brigade; entered service July 25, 1780; discharged 
Oct. 30, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 11 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (100 
miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Reed, Hinds. Receipt dated Boston, May 7, 1782, for boimty paid said Reed by 
Lieut. Jonathan Rugg, Chairman of Class No. 6 of the town of Framhigham, 
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Reed, Ichabod, Freetown. Corporal, Capt. Elijah Walker's co.. Col. John Hath- 
away's regt. ; service, 21 days ; company marched from Dighton to Tiverton, 
R. I., April 23, 1777; also, Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Lawrance's co.. Col. 
George Williams's regt. ; service, 1 mo., on a secret expedition to Rhode Island 
in 1777; also, Capt. Seth Talbut's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt.; entered 
service March 15, 1779; discharged April 15, 1779; service, 30 days, at Fall 
River and Little Compton, R. I. 

Reed, Ichabod, Middleborough. List of men mustered between April 9, and April 
24, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; Col. Putnam's 
regt.; residence, Middleborough; age, 23 yrs.; enlisted by Capt. Benson; 
enlistment, 3 years. 

Reed, Ichabod, Walpole. Private, Capt. Sabin Man's co. of Mmute-men, Col. 
Greaton's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 12 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 65 

Keed, Ichabod, continued. 

days; reported enlisted into tlie army; company raised in Medfield and 
Walpole. 

Reed, Ichabod. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co., Col. John Cushing's regt. ; 
drafted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 60 days, at Rhode Island. Roll dated Newport. 

Reed, Ichabod. Private, Capt. John Barrows's co.. Col. Ehenezer Sproutt's regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 6, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 6 days; com- 
pany marched from Middleborough to Dartmouth on two alarms, one in May 
and one in Sept., 1778. 

Reed, Ichabod. Corporal, Capt. Abner Bourn's co.. Col. Ehenezer "White's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; company 
marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. Roll sworn to at 
Middleborough. 

Reed, Is.\ac, Bridgewater (also given Raynham) . Return of men raised to serve 
in the Continental Army from Capt. Abram Washburn's co., Col. Edward 
Mitchell's (3d Plymouth Co.) regt. ; residence, Bridgewater; engaged for town 
of Bridgewater; jomed Capt. Cooper's co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; term, 3 years; 
also, Drummer, 4th co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt.; Continental Army 
pay accoimts for service from Jan. 22, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serv- 
ing 18 mos. 16 daj's as Private, 16 mos. 23 days as Drummer ; also, Capt. James 
Cooper's co., Col. Bradford's (12th) regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of 
enlistment, Jan. 22, 1777, to time of arrival at Bennington ; credited with 67 
days allowance; reported joined April 1, 1777; also, same co. and regt.; re- 
turn dated Feb. 1, 1778 ; residence, RajTiham ; enlisted for town of Raynham ; 
mustered by Coimty and Continental Muster Masters; also, Private, same co. 
and regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1 to Jan. 22, 
1780; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. 
Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 
25, 1780; also, Capt. James Cooper's co.. Col. Bradford's (14th) regt.; muster 
roll for Oct.-Dec, 1780, dated Huts near West Pomt; enlisted July 10, 1780; 
enlistment, 6 months ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of 
Raynham for service in the Continental Army durmg 1780 ; marched July 6, 
1780; discharged Jan. 10, 1781, at or near West Point ; service, 6 mos. 15 days, 
travel (220 miles) included. 

Reed, Isaac, Freetown. Private, Capt. Elijah Walker's co., Col. John Hatha- 
way's regt.; service, 20 days; company marched from Dighton to Tiverton, 
R. I., April 23, 1777 ; also, descrii^tive list of men mustered by James Leonard, 
Muster Master, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months 
from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, dated Taunton, May 19, 1778 ; Capt. 
Joseph Durffe's co.. Col. Edward Pope's (2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; age, 23 yrs. ; 
statiire, 6 ft. 1 in.; complexion, dark; hair, black; eyes, dark; engaged for 
town of Freetown ; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, 
Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 19, 
1778. 

Reed, Is.aac, Wobum. Private, Capt. Samuel Belknap's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Wobum to Concord and thence to Cambridge ; 
service, 13 days ; company served imtil formation of anny ; also, return of the 
train band of 1st Wobum co. under Capt. Josiah Johnson, made by Abijah 
Thompson, Clerk, dated April 30, 1775 ; 0/50, list of men probably from Wobum 
under Capt. John Richardson, dated May 1, 1775. 

Reed, Isaac. Seaman or Marine, sloop " Tyraimicide," commanded by Capt. John 
Fisk ; engaged June 13, 1776 ; discharged Sept. 14, 1776. Roll dated Salem. 



66 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILOKS 

Reed, Is-Aac. Private, Capt. Abner Cranston's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776; 
reported killed or taken prisoner Oct. 12, 1776. 

Reed, Isaac. Private, Capt. Cadwallader Ford's eo.. Col. Brooks's regt. of guards; 
enlisted Nov. 4, 1777 : service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 30 days, at Fort No. 2, 
Cambridge, guarding troops of- convention ; also, receipt for wages dated Wil- 
mington, May 22, 1778, signed by said Reed and otbers belonging to Capt. Cad- 
wallader Ford's co. 

Reed, Isaac. Private, Capt. Simeon Brown's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; 
enlisted July 1, 1778; service, 6 mos. 7 days, at Rhode Island; company dis- 
charged at East Greenwich ; regiment raised in Essex and York counties ; 
also, .same co. and regt. ; mu.ster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, 
Oct. 14, Nov. 6, and Nov. 14, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; reported 
on command at Warwick on roll dated Oct. 14, 1778, on command with car- 
penters on roll dated Nov. 6, 1778. 

Reed, Isaiah. List of men raised by the town of Pittsfield for Continental service, 
as returned by Capt. John Strong, Lieut. Stephen Croofoot, Capt. William 
.Foord, and Capt. William Francis; joined Capt. Stoddard's co., Col. Vose's 
regt. ; engaged April 4, 1777; term, 3 years. [See Josiah Reed.] 

Reed, Isaiah. Private, Capt. Matthew Randal's co., Col. John Daggett's regt. ; 
enlisted Jan. 9, 1778; discharged April 1, 1778; service, 2 mos. 24 days, at 
Rhode Island ; regiment raised to serve for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778. 

Reed, Israel, Wobum. Private, Capt. Samuel Belknap's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Wobum to Concord and thence to Cambridge ; 
service, 16 days; company served until formation of army; also, return of the 
train band of 1st Wobum co. under Capt. Josiah Johnson, made by Abijah 
Thompson, Clerk, dated April 30, 1775; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, 
Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said Reed and others belonging to battalion stationed 
at Hull, asking for increase and payment of wages ; also, Private, Capt. Abishai 
Brown's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; enlisted May 24, 1776, 4 days pre- 
ceding march ; service to Dec. 1, 1776, 6 mos. 10 days ; rolls dated Camp at 
Hull. 

Reed, Israel. Capt. Jonas Richardson's co.. Col. James Frye's (1st) regt. ; receipt 
for advance pay, signed by said Reed and others, dated Camp at Cambridge, 
June 8, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; company return [probably 
Oct., 1775]; enlisted April 29, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equiv- 
alent in money dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 22, 1775. 

Reed, Issachar, Township No. 5. Matross, Capt. William Todd's (8th) co., Col. 
Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; return for advance pay for 1 mo., mileage, 
etc., sworn to in Suffolk Co., Dec. 16, 1776; mileage for 120 miles allowed said 
Reed ; regiment stationed at Boston ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from 
Feb. 1, to date of discharge. May 8 [year not given, probably 1777], 3 mos. 7 
days; also. Private, Capt. Joseph Warner's co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 21 days, 
on expedition to Northern department, including travel (180 miles) home. 

Reed, Jacob, Abington. Private, Capt. Nathan Snow's co". commanded by 2d 
Lieut. Christopher Dyer, Col. Edward Mitchel's regt.. Gen. Cushing's brigade ; 
marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 2 weeks 2 days; company marched to Bristol, 
R. I., on an alarm. 

Reed, Jacob, Blue Hill Bay No. 4 (also given Township No. 4 and Beverly). 
Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st, 2d, and 3d 



IN THE WAll OF THE REVOLUTION. 



Reed, Jacob, continued. 

COS. in Beverly, as returned l)y Capt. Larkin Thomdike, Capt. John Wood- 
bury, and Capt. Joseph R[ae] ; residence, Blue Hill Bay No. 4; engaged for 
town of Beverly; joined Capt. William Porter's co., Col. Francis's regt. ; 
term, 3 years; reported as belonging to 1st Beverly co.; also, Private, Capt. 
Porter's co.. Col. Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service 
from Feb. 17, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Township No. 4; credited to 
town of Beverly; also, Capt. Billy Porter's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; 
subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Feb. 17, 1777, to time of arrival 
at Bennington ; credited with 36 days allowance ; 240 miles travel allowed said 
Reed; residence, Beverly; company to march March 12, 1777; also, Capt. 
Porter's co.. Col. Benjamm Tupper's regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1779, dated 
West Point; also, Capt. Samuel Page's (Light Infantry) co.. Col. Tupper's 
regt.; muster roll dated West Point, April 5, 1779; also, .same co. and regt.; 
Continental Army pay accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 17, 1780; 
reported discharged. 

Reed, Jacob, Boston. Corporal, Capt. Parker's co.. Col. Baldwin's regt. of arti- 
ficers; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 1, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1780; company stationed at Springfield; also, return dated Morristown, 
July 26, 1780, made by Jeduthan Baldwin, Colonel of Engineers and Lieu- 
tenant Colonel Commandant of Artificers, of oflficers and men belonging to 
Massachusetts in his regiment who had engaged for 3 years or during the war ; 
Capt. Phineas Parker's co. of artificers; residence, Boston; engaged Feb. 16, 
1777 ; term, 3 years (also given during war) ; reported re-engaged Feb. 16, 1780, 
for 1 year. 

Reed, Jacob, Danvers. Private, Capt. Samuel Epes's co.. Col. Pickering's regt., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 2 days; also, Capt. 
Gideon Foster's co.. Col. John Mansfield's regt.; receipt for advance pay, 
signed by said Reed and others, dated Cambridge, July 4, 1775; also. Private, 
same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. ; also, Capt. John Baker's co.. Col. Mansfield's (19th) regt. com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson; company return [probably Oct., 
1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at 
AVmter Hill, Dec. 25, 1775. 

Reed, Jacob, Hollis. Capt. Reuben Dow's co.. Col. William Prescott's regt. ; order 
for bovmty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 20, 1775. 

Reed, Jacob. Private, Capt. Joseph Pettengill's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's (26th) 
regt. ; pay abstract for April, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstracts for 
May and June, 1776, dated Camp at New York ; also, list of men enlisted by the 
officers of Capt. Pettengill's co., 26th regt., dated Camp at New York, July 9, 
1776; also, Capt. Joseph Pettengill's co.. Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt.; pay 
abstract for travel allowance, etc., for the year 1776, sworn to at Andover, May 
5, 1777; reported discharged 230 miles from home. 

Reed, Jacob. Private, Capt. Joseph Boynton's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; 
enlisted July 1, 1778; service at Rhode Island; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 
1779; reported deserted Sept. 1, 1778. Roll dated East Greenwich. 

Reed, Jacob. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt.; 
marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 1, 1780; .service, 3 days; company 
marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Reed, Jacob, Jr. Private, Lieut. Benjamin Bates's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Maj. Eliphalet Cary ; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9,1780; ser- 
vice, 11 days; company marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an 
alarm. 



68 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 



Reed, James, Abmgton. Private, Capt. Nathau Suow's co. comniaiulea by 2d 
Lieut. Christopher Dyer, Col. Edward Mitchel's regt.. Gen. Cushiiig's brigade ; 
marched Dec. 9, 177G; service, 2 weeks 2 days; company marched to Bristol, 
R. I., on an alarm ; also, Capt. Nathan Snow's co.. Col. Hawes's regt. ; enlisted 
Sept. 24, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days, at Rhode Island, on a secret expedition ; 
roll sworn to at PljTnouth; also, Capt. Jacob Pool's co.. Col. Jacobs's regt.; 
enlisted July 21, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 21, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days, in- 
cludmg 13 days (260 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in PljTnouth Co. to 
reinforce Continenal Army for 3 months. 

Reed, James (also given James, Jr.) , Boston. List of men raised to serve in the 
Continental Army from Col. Jonathan Cogswell's (3d Essex Co.) regt., as 
returned by Capt. Stephen Perkins and Capt. Nehemiah Herrick ; residence, 
Boston ;' engaged for town of Topsfield; joined Capt. Crafts's co., Col. Shel- 
don's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continen- 
tal Anny from Capt. Joshua Walker's 8th (Wobum) co., Col. Jonathan Fox's 
(2d Middlesex Co.) regt. ; residence, Boston ; engaged for town of Wobum ; 
joined Capt. Crafts's co. ; term, 3 years; also. Private, Col. Sheldon's regt. of 
dragoons; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 1, 1777, to 
Aug. 1, 1778. 

Reed, James, Cambridge (probably). Private, Capt. Samuel Thatcher's co. of 
militia, Col. Gardner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 2 days; also, Capt. John Walton's co. ; enlisted Dec. 9, 1776; dis- 
charged Dec. 12, 1776 ; company detached for service at Noddle's Island ; also, 
Sergt. William Warland's co.. Col. Samuel Danny's (Denny's) 2d regt.; en- 
listed Oct. 2o, 1779; discharged Dec. 3, 1779; service, 1 mo. 9 days, at Albany, 
including 10 days (200 miles) travel home. 

Reed, James, Charlestown. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of 
June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for 
Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield ; also, descrip- 
tive 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 16, 1780; 
age, 16 jTS. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, red ; engaged for town of Charles- 
town ; marched to camp July 16, 1780, under command of Capt. Zebulon King ; 
also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. 
Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 
[See Samuel Reed.] 

Reed, James, Dracut. Private, Capt. Stephen Russell's co. of militia, Col. Green's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; also, 
Capt. John Minot's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage to and from 
Dorchester Heights and travel allowance home ; mileage for 72 miles and 2 days 
travel allowed said Reed ; warrant allowed in Coimcil Nov. 30, 1776 : also, same 
CO. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, I77fj-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 5, 1776; regi- 
ment raised to .serve until March 1, 1777; also, Capt. Stephen Rus.sell's co.. 
Col. Samuel Bullard's regt., Gen. Warner's brigade; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777; 
discharged Nov. .30, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 28 days, in Northern department, 
including 12 days (240 miles) travel home. 

Reed, James, Ilaverliill. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continen- 
tal Army for the tenn of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, re- 
turned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Col. Timothy Bigelow, 
at Springfield, Oct. 26, 1780; age, .30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, 
light; engaged for town of Haverhill; arrived at Springfield Oct. 4, 1780; 
marched to camp Oct. 26, 1780, under command of Lieut. Cary ; also, pay roll 
for 6 months men belonging to the town of Haverhill raised for service in the 



IX THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION; 69 

Reed, James, continued. 

Continental Anny during 1780; marched Sept. 26, 1780; discharged Feb. 9, 
1781 ; service, 4 mos. 25 days, travel (220 miles) included. 

Reed, Jajies, Monson. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's co.. Col. Timothy 
Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 12, 1775; ser- 
vice, 2 mos., 3 weeks, 4 days ; also, company return dated Roxbury, Oct. G, 1775. 

Reed, James, Topsham. Return of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the tei-m of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable 
to resolve of April 20, 1778, as returned by Charles Cushing, Brigadier for 
Lincoln Co., dated Pownalborough ; residence, Topsham; enlLsted from Col. 
McCobb's (1st Lincoln Co.) regt. ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Lin- 
coln Co. to serve in the Continental Army, returned as received of Samuel 
McCobb, Superintendent for Lincoln Co., by Theophilus Batchelder, at George- 
town, May 28, 1778, to be conducted to Fishkill and delivered to Jonathan 
TVamer, Commissioner; Capt. James Musterd's (Topsham) co., 1st regt.; 
age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, light; engaged for town of Topsham; 
also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by 
Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 20, 1778; also, Pri- 
vate, Capt. George White's co.. Col. Benjamin Tujjper's regt.; muster roll 
for March, 1779, dated West Point; enlisted Jime 19, 1778; enlistment, 9 
months; also, Capt. Acter Patten's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's regt. ; entered 
service July 6, 1779; discharged Sept. 25, 1779; service, 2 mos. 19 days, on 
Penobscot expedition; also, Capt. Benjamm Lemont's co.. Col. McCobb's 
regt.; enlisted May 10, 1781; service to Dec. 1, 1781, 6 mos. 20 days, near 
Penobscot. 

Reed, James, Wobum. Private, Capt. John Wood's co.. Col. Paul Dudley Sar- 
gent's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 30, 1775; service, 
2 mos. 2(5 days; also, company retiim [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported as waiter 
to the Colonel; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Cambridge, Camp before Boston, Nov. 15, 1775. 

Reed, James, Wobum (probably) . Capt. Jonas Richardson's co.. Col. James Frye's 
(1st) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Reed and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, Jime 9, ;1775 : also. Private, same co. and regt. ; company return [prob- 
ably Oct., 1775] ; enlisted April 29, 1775 ; reported sick and absent at Wobum ; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Cam- 
bridge, Dec. 22, 1775. 

Reed, James, Wobum. Matross, Capt. James Swan's (1st) co.. Col. Crafts's regt.; 
abstract for advance pay, etc., sworn to at Boston, Jime 8, 1776. 

Reed, James. Return of the tram band of 1st Wobum co. under Capt. Josiah 
Johnson, made by Abijah Thompson, Clerk, dated April 30, 1775. 

Reed, James. Private ; list of training soldiers belonging to 3d Wobum co. under 
Capt. Timothj' Wiim, dated May 13, 1775. 

Reed, James. General order dated Headquarters, Cambridge, July 22, 1775, mak- 
ing disposition of the forces about Boston and dividmg the army into 3 grand 
divisions to consist of 2 brigades each ; said Reed, Colonel of a regiment assigned 
to a brigade to be commanded by Brig. Gen. Spencer which was to fonu part 
of right wmg of the army mider Maj. Gen. Ward, and to be stationed at 
Roxbiuy. 

Reed, James. General order dated Headquarters. Cambridge, July 22, 1775, mak- 
ing disposition of the forces about Boston and dividing the army into 3 grand 
divisions to consist of 2 brigades each : said Reed. Colonel of a New Hampshire 
regt. assigned to a brigade to be commanded by Brig. Gen. Sullivan which was 



70 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reed, James, continued. 

to form part of left wmg, or 2d division, of tlic army under Maj. Gen. Lee, and 
to be stationed at Winter Hill; also, general order dated Headquarters, Ticon- 
deroga, Aug. 25, 1770, taken from Col. Wheelock's Orderly Book ; said Reed, 
Colonel, appointed Brigadier General. 

Reed, James. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suf- 
folk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 2, 1777; Capt. Job Svminer's co.. Col. John Grea- 
ton's regt. 

Reed, James. Private, Capt. Aaron Charles's co., Lieut. Col. Robinson's detach- 
ment of Hampshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Garrison at Ticonderoga, 
Feb. 24, 1777 ; enlisted Dec. 25, 1776 ; enlistment to expire March 25, 1777. 

Reed, James. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk 
Co., dated Boston, May 11, 1777; Col. Crane's regt. 

Reed, James. Sergeant, Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. of 
guards; enlisted Nov. 4, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 30 days, at Fort 
No. 2, Cambridge, guardmg troops of convention ; also, receipt for wages dated 
Wilmington, Jmie 30, 1778, signed by said Reed and others belougmg to Capt. 
Cadwallader Ford's co. 

Reed, James. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Everet's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt., Gen. 
Lovel's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Sept. 14, 1778; service, 1 
mo. 15 days, on expedition to Rhode Island. 

Reed, James. Private, Capt. Seth Talbut's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt.; 
entered service March 25, 1779 ; discharged April 15, 1779 ; service, 22 days, at 
Fall River and Little Compton, R. I. 

Reed, James. Private, Maj. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted Feb. 5, 1780 ; service, 
3 mos. 2 days, with guards at and about Boston ; enlistment, 3 mouths. 

Reed, James. Private, Capt. William Foord's co.. Col. John Brown's regt.; 
entered service July 21, 1780; discharged Oct. 27, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days. 

Reed, James. Private, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's 
regt. ; enlisted July 31, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 4 days, 
probably at Rhode Island, including 3 days (GO miles) travel home ; company 
ordered part to West Pomt and part to Rhode Island ; regiment raised in 
SuiTolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Reed, James. Private, Capt. William Green's co.. Col. Cyprian How's regt.; 
entered service Aug. 31, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; 
service, 2 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island, includmg travel (80 miles) home ; regi- 
ment raised for 3 months. 

Reed, James. Capt. Warner's co.. Col. John Brown's regt. ; pay abstract for wages 
for 3 mos. service in 1780. [See James Rand.] 

Reed, James. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the 
Contmental Anny, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; age, 16 jts. ; stature, 
5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, light ; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Spring- 
field ; engaged April 26, 1781; term, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. William 
Moore's CO., Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt.; musterrollsfor June and July, 
1781, sworn to in Camp at Phillipsburgh : reported on command at West Point ; 
also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, sworn to at Peekskill ; reported on command 
at West Point; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Camp Continental Vil- 
lage; reported on command at Verplanck's Point; also, muster rolls for Oct., 
1781-Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts and swoni to at West Point. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 71 

Eeed, James. Boy, sloop " "Winthrop," commanded by Capt. George Little; 
engaged Sept. 28, 1782; discharged Nov. 25, 1782; service, 1 mo. 27 days. 
Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Keed, Jason. Sergeant, Capt. David Bent's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; 
travel out and home 226 miles ; service at 20 miles per day, 11 days ; company 
detached Aug. 20, 1777, and marched from Rutland to Bennington on an alanu ; 
also, Capt. John BojTiton's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. conmianded hy 
Major Jonas Wilder; entered sei-^'ice Sept. 27, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; 
service, 29 days, in Northern department, including 7 days (141 mile-s) travel 
home ; company raised for 30 days service ; also, Capt. Jotham Houghton's 
CO., Col. Josiah "Whitney's regt.; service from July 31, 1778, to date of dis- 
charge, Sejit. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 14 days; company raised for 6 weeks service at 
Rhode Island; roll dated Petersham. 

Reed, Jerejila.h, Billerica. Private, Capt. Jonathan Stickney's co., Col. Bridge's 
regt. of Mmute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
6 days; reported enlisted into the army ; o?so, Capt. Jonathan Stickney's co., 
Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 
25, 1775; service, 1 mo. 1 day; also, company return dated Cambridge, Sept. 

25, 1775: rej)orted enlisted into the train May 24, 1775; also, Sergeant, Capt. 
Samuel Trevett's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Aitillery) regt. : enlisted May 

26, 1775 ; service, 26 days. 

Reed, Jeremiah, Halifax. Corporal, Capt. John "Wood's co.. Col. Paul Dudley 
Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 24, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 15 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported on 
furlough. 

Reed, Jeremiah, Marblehead. Capt. "William Hooper's co. ; company receipt 
for advance pay given to Daniel Hopkins, dated Salem, Se^Jt. 26, 1775 ; 
also, Sergeant, same co. ; enlisted July 15, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 5 
mos. 30 days, in defence of seacoast ; also, list of men raised to serve in the 
Contmental Army from Col. Jonathan Glover's (5th Essex Co.) regt. ; resi- 
dence, Marblehead; engaged for town of Marblehead; term, 3 years; also. 
Lieutenant, Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for 
service from Jan. 1, 1777, to March 25, 1779; reported resigned ; also. Lieuten- 
ant, Capt. D. Van Home's co., Col. Jackson's regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. 
"William S. Smith; pay rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1778; reported resigned Nov. 
15, 1778; also, return ceitified at Camp near Morristown, April .30, 1780, of 
officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's 
regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., 
who were incorporated into a regiment mider the command of Col. Henry 
Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; rank, Lieutenant; 
residence, Marblehead ; appointed Jan. 1, 1777 ; said Reed retiimed among 
officers belongmg to Col. "William R. Lee's regt. who were not included in 
the above arrangement ; reported resigned March 25, 1779. 

Reed, Jeremiah, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Samuel N. Nelson's co.. Col. Aaron 
"Willard's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage and travel allowance from home to 
Skeensborough, via No. 4 or Charlestown, dated Boston; 232 miles travel 
allowed said Reed ; also, same co. and regt. : pay abstract for mileage and 
travel allowance from Fort Edward to Plymouth and adjacent towns, via 
Albany, dated Pljnnouth, Dec. 20, 1776; 269 miles travel allowed said Reed. 

Reed, Jeremiah. Capt. "William Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Sunonds's regt.; 
entered service Aug. 14, 1777; service, 8 days: company marched from Gage- 
borough to Bennington Aug. 14, 1777, by order of Gen. Stark on an alarm ; also, 
same CO. and regt.: entered service Sept. 5,1777: service, 27 days; company 
marched from Gageborough Sept. 5, 1777, to reinforce army imder Gen. Lincoln 



72 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Keed, Jeremiah, continued. 

at Pawlet: also, Private, same co. and regt. ; entered service Oct. 13, 1780; dis- 
charged Oct. l.S, 1780 ; service, 6 days, on an alarm at the Northward ; comi)any 
marched from Windsor to Shaftshnry Oct. 13, 1780, by order of Gen. Fellows ; 
also, Lieut. John Cole's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt.; entered service 
Oct. 2(3, 1780; discharged Oct. 28, 1780; service, 3 days; company marched from 
Windsor Oct. 2(5, 1780, by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward. 

Reed, Jeremiah. 1st Lieutenant of Marines, frigate " Boston," commanded by 
Capt. Samuel Tucker ; engaged Dec. 3, 1778; roll made up for advance pay 
for 1 month ; also, Lieutenant of ^larines. Continental frigate " Deane," com- 
manded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson ; engaged Nov. 15, 1781 ; service to May 
31, 1782, G nios. 16 days; also, receipt dated July 3, 1783, for wages for service 
to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate "Hague," commanded by Capt. John 
Manley ; also, receipt dated Dec. 5, 1783, for wages and rations for service from 
May 10, 1783, to Aug. 29, 1783, on board the frigate " Hague," commanded by 
Capt. Manley. 

Beed, Jesse, Deerfield (also given Whately). Return of men raised to serve in 
the Continental Army from 5th Hampshire Co. regt., endorsed " Coro David 
Field's Return; " engaged for town of Deerfield; jomed Capt. Day's co.. Col. 
Oldin's (Alden's) regt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of men raised by the town of 
Deerfield to serve in the Contiiieutal Army, as returned by Capt. Nathan 
Frary, sworn to before Justin Ely, one of the commissioners to settle disputes 
between towns in Hampshire Co. concerning Contmental soldiers ; residence, 
Deerfield; engaged for town of Deerfield; joined Capt. Flower's co.. Col. 
Graton's regt.; tenn, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. Luke Day's co.. Col. 
Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 29, 1777, 
to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Luke Day's co.. Col. Ichabod Alden's (6th) regt. ; 
return dated Jan. 11, 1778 ; residence, Whately ; enlisted for town of Williams- 
burgh ; mustered by Ruggles Woodbridge, Muster Master for Hampshire Co., 
and by a Continental Muster Master ; reported on furlough ; also, Capt. Day's 
CO., (late) Col. Alden's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before 
Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, 
etc., certified at Cherry Valley, Feb. 24, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; mus- 
ter roll for March and April, 1779, dated Cherry Valley and swoni to in Quar- 
ters at Fort Alden; also, Capt. Reed's co.. Col. Brooks's regt.; Contmental 
Anny pay accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; also, descrip- 
tive list of men m Continental service; Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. Col. 
J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 23 (also given 22 and 24) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. 
(al.so given 6 ft.) : complexion, light; hair, light (also given brown) ; occupa- 
tion, fai-mer; birthi)lace, Windsor, Conn, (also given Deerfield) ; residence, 
Deerfield ; engaged Feb. - (also given April -, 1777, by Capt. Reed) ; term, 
during war; also. Private, Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt.; muster rolls for Jan. and May, 1781, dated West Point; reported 
on command at the Lines in Jan., 1781 ; also, muster rolls for July and Aug., 
1781 ; reported on command with the boats ui July, 1781 ; also, muster roll for 
Sept., 1781, certified at Continental Village ; also, muster roll for Dec, 1781, 
dated York Hutts; reported furloughed Dec. 22, 1781, for 55 days; also, regis- 
ter of furloughs granted subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; leave given said Reed by 
Col. Vose Feb. 17, 1782, to go from New Windsor to Deerfield for 57 days; 
reported overstayed 1 day; also, list of men who died or were discharged 
sub.sequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Reed discharged Jime 8, 1783, by Gen. Wash- 
ington, term of enlistment having expired. 

Reed, Jesse, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co.. Col. L. Robinson's 
regt. ; enlisted Jan. 29, 177fi : service, 2 mos. 4 days ; regiment raised in Suffolk 
and York counties. Roll dated Roxburv. 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 73 

Rp:kd, Job, Taunton. Private, Capt. Edward Blake's co. ; service, 32 days, at 
Rhode Island ; company marched from Taunton Sept. 29, 1777, imder com- 
mand of Col. George Williams on a secret expedition and was discharged Oct. 
29, 1777, by Gen. Spencer; also, returns of service rendered by men belonging 
to the company commanded by Capt. Edward Blake; said Reed and Lewis 
McLouth credited with £15 and £5 respectively, probably in lieu of ser\'ice, 
although no particulars are given; the year "1778" and the word "Water- 
town" appear above the names; also, Capt. Daniel Drake's co., Col. Luke 
Drury's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; marched from home Aug. 30, 1781 ; arrived at 
camp Sept. 9, 1781; discharged Dec. 6, 1781; arrived home Dec. 16, 1781; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 17 days, at North river ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Reed, Joel, Wobum. Private ; list of training soldiers belonging to .3d Wobum 
CO. imder Capt. Timothy Winn, dated May 13, 1775 ; also, list of men raised to 
serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Joshua Walker's 8th (Wobum) co., 
Col. Jonathan Fox's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt.; residence, Wobum; engaged 
for town of Wobum; joined Capt. Dix's co., Col. Wesson's regt.; term, 3 
years; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, May 25, 1777 ; Capt. Dix's co.. Col. Wesson's regt. ; 
also. Private, Capt. Nathan Dix's co., Col. James Wesson's (9th) regt.; Con- 
tinental Army pay ace oxmts for service from April 1, 1777, to April 1, 1780; 
reported discharged. 

Reed, Joel. Private, Capt. John Wood's co., Col. Loanimi Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; 
pay abstracts for Feb. and March, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract 
for April, 1776, dated New York ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for 
May, 1776 [name crossed out on abstract] ; also, .same co. and regt. ; pay 
abstract for travel allowance, etc., for the year 1776, sworn to in Middlesex 
Co., April 21, 1777; reported deserted. 

Reed, Joel. Private, Capt. David Bent's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; travel 
out and home 226 miles ; service at 20 miles per day, 11 days ; company de- 
tached Aug. 20, 1777, and marched from Rutland to Bennington on an alarm ; 
also, list of men raised in Worcester Co. for the term of 9 months from the 
time of their arrival at Fishkill, returned as received of Jonathan Warner, 
Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. J. Glover; engaged for town of Rutland; also, 
list of men returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster 
Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; arrived at Fishkill July 11, 1778. 

Reed, John, Ashby. Corporal, Capt. Abijah Wyman's co.. Col. William Prescott's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 29, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 
4 days ; also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 3, 1775 ; also, order for 
boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 11, 1775 ; also, 
list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Bennett's co.. 
Col. Jonathan Read's (6th Middlesex Co.) regt., as returned to Brig. Gen. 
Prescott; residence, Ashby; joined Capt. Smith's co.. Col. Biglow's regt.; 
enlistment, 8 months; also, Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co., Col. Timothy 
Bigelow's regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van Schaick's Island 
and sworn to in Camp at Stillwater; enlisted May 15, 1777; enlistment to 
expire Jan. 10, 1778 ; reported sick at Sharon ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster 
roll for Nov., 1777, sworn to at Camp near "the Gulf;" also, same co. and 
regt.; muster rolls for Dec, 1777, and Feb., 1778, dated Camp Valley Forge; 
reported discharged Jan. 10, 1778. 

Reed, John, Danvers. Private, Capt. Samuel Epes's co.. Col. Pickering's regt., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Reed, John, Dighton. Private, Capt. James Briggs's co. ; service, 29 days; com- 
pany marched from Dighton Oct. 2, 1777, imder command of Col. Freeman on 
a secret expedition to Rhode Island and was discharged Oct. 29, 1777. 



74 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reed, John, Natick. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Morse's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's 
regt., which inarched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; said Keed 
marched April 19, 1775 ; service, 10 days. 

Keed, John, alias Josiah, North Yarmouth. Private, Capt. Benjamin Parker's 
CO.; entered service July 3, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, G mos., 1 week, 6 
days ; company stationed on seacoast m Cumberland Co. ; also, list of men 
raised to serve in the Continental Army from 2d North Yarmouth co., Col. 
Jonathan Mitchell's (2d Cumberland Co.) regt., as returned by Capt. Edward 
Russell ; residence. North Yarmouth ; engaged for town of North Yarmouth ; 
joined Capt. Merrill's co., Col. Brewer's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of men 
mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Muster Master for York Co., dated Wells, 
March 27, 1777; Capt. Daniel Merril's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.; re- 
ported received State boimty; also, Private, Capt. Hitchcock's co.. Col. 
Ebeuezer Sprout's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Merrill's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's 
regt. ; return [year not given] ; mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Muster Master, 
at Wells. 

Reed, John, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Freedom Chamberlin's co.. Col. Cary's 
regt. ; company return dated " Cortlands manner," Nov. 22, 1776; also, return 
of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. James Hatch's (8th) 
CO., Col. John Cushing's (Plymouth Co.) regt. ; residence, Pembroke; engaged 
for town of Pembroke ; joined Capt. Turner's co., Col. Bradford's regt. ; term, 
3 years ; also, list of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master for PIjtii- 
outh Co.; Capt. Turner's co.. Col. Bradford's regt.; age, 17 yrs. ; reported 
enlisted by Capt. Dunham ; also. Private, Capt. John Turner's co.. Col. John 
Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted Jvily 24, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 29, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 
6 days, at Rhode Island ; regiment detached from militia to reinforce Conti- 
nental Army for 3 months. 

Reed, John, Taunton. Private, Capt. Robert Crosman's co.. Col. George Williams's 
regt. ; enlisted Dec. 8, 1776; discharged Dec. 11, 1776; service, 5 days, includ- 
ing travel from Howland's Ferry home to Taunton; company marched from 
Taunton to Warren, R. I., via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm. 

Reed, John, Topsham. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Nicholas Blasdel's co.. Col. Wig- 
glesworth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Albany home; 
380 miles travel allowed said Reed; warrant allowed m Council Jan. 27, 1777; 
also. Captain, Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service 
from Jan. 1, 1777, to Sept. 20, 1780; also, Captam, 6th Mass. regt. formerly 
commanded by Col. Ichabod Alden; return of field, staff, and commissioned 
officers who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been 
absent subsequently except on furlough, etc., dated Cherry Valley, Feb. 24, 
1779; also. Captain, 5th co., 6th Mass. regt. formerly commanded by Col. 
Ichabod Alden ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for 
March and April, 1779, dated Cherry Valley; also, Captam, 7th Ma.ss. regt.; 
list of settlements of rank of Continental officers, dated West Point, made by 
a board held for the purpose and contirmed by Congress Sept. 6, 1779; commis- 
sioned Jan. 1, 1777 ; also, Captain, .3d co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; 
return of officers dated Sept. 9, 1780; also. Captain, 6th co., Lieut. Col. John 
Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for 
Oct.-Dec, 1780, dated Huts West Point; reported discharged Sept. 20, 1780. 

Reed, John, Weymouth. Private, Capt. Jacob Goold's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Benjamin LLnclon's (Lincoln's) regt., M'hich assembled April 19, 1775; service, 
8 days: also, account rendered by the Selectmen of Weymouth for ammunition 
delivered said Reed and other Mmute-men under Capt. Jacob Gold (Goold) , 
who marched to Roxbury April 19, 1775 ; also, Capt. Joseph Trufant's (Inde- 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 75 

Reed, John, continued. 

pendent) co. ; enlisted May 9, 1775 ; service, 8 mos. ; also, order for bounty coat 
or its equivalent in money dated Weymouth, Dec. 30, 1775, jjayable to Col. 
Solomon Lovell ; aluo, Private, in a company commanded by Caiit. Thomas 
Nash, of Weymouth, Col. Solomon Lovell's regt. ; service, 4 days; company 
marched March 4, 1776, at the time of taking Dorchester Heights; roll en- 
dorsed "Minute Roll;" also, Capt. Nash's co.. Col. Lovell's regt.; service, 
2 days, subsequent to March 10, 1776; also, Capt. Joseph Trufant's co.. Col. 
Josiah Whitney's regt. ; enlisted May 22, 1776; service to Jan. 1, 1777, 7 mos. 
9 days ; company raised for defence of seacoast and stationed at Hull ; also, 
Sergeant, Capt. Pool's (Independent) co. ; muster return of four Independent 
cos. stationed at Hull, dated March 1, 1777; age, 22 yrs. ; mustered by Daniel 
Souther, Muster Master. 

Reed, John, Wobum. Private ; list of training soldiers belonging to 3d Wobum 
CO. under Capt. Timothy Wum, dated May 13, 1775; a^.so, Capt. John Wood's 
CO., Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 
May 27, 1775; service, 2 mos. 10 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 
1775] ; reported as waiter to the Colonel ; also, certificate dated Cambridge, 
Camp before Boston, Dec. 27, 1775, signed by Capt. John Wood, certifying 
that said Reed, a soldier m his company. Col. Sargent's regt., had not received 
a bounty coat. 

Reed, John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Plumer's co. ; entered service March 5, 
1776; service to Sept. 6, 1776, 6 mos.; company stationed at St. Georges for 
defence of seacoast. 

Reed, John. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated 
Feb. 14, 1776 ; said Reed chosen 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Edward Fittyplace's co. 
of matrosses stationed at Marblehead ; appointment concurred in by Council 
Feb. 14, 1776 ; reported commissioned Feb. 14, 1776 ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. 
Edward Fettyplace's (Marblehead) co. ; engaged Feb. 14, 1776 ; service to Jan. 
1, 1777, 10 mos. 16 days, m defence of seacoast; rolls dated IMarblehead; also, 
Captain, servmg as 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Edward FettyiJlace's co. of coast 
guards ; memorandum of beef delivered ; date of delivery, Feb. 18, 1777 ; also, 
official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated April 29, 
1777; .said Reed chosen 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Edward Fettj^ilace's co. of 
matrosses to be stationed at Marblehead ; appointment concurred in by Coun- 
cil April 29, 1777. 

Reed, John. Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt.; enlisted 
Aug. 1, 1777 ; service, 5 mos. 4 days, at Rhode Island. 

Reed, John. Private, Capt. Josiah White's co., Lieut. Col. Benjamin Flagg's 
division, Col. Samuel Denny's (Worcester Co.) regt.; marched Aug. 21, 1777; 
discharged Aug. 23, 1777 ; service, 5 days, includmg 2 days (40 miles) travel 
home; company marched to Hadley on an alarm at the Northward. Roll 
dated Spencer. 

Reed, John. Private, Capt. Stephen Rus-sell's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt., 
Gen. Warner's brigade ; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; 
service, 3 mos. 28 days, in Northern department, including 12 days (240 miles) 
travel home. Roll dated Dracut. 

Reed, John. Private, Capt. Edward Farmer's co., Col. Jacob Garish's (Gerrish's) 
regt. of guards; enlisted Feb. 20, 1778; service to May 20, 1778, 3 mos., at 
Bunker Hill. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co. 

Reed, John. Private, Capt. Jonathan Shaw's co.. Col. John Daggett's regt.; 
entered service Aug. 21 (also given Aug. 22), 1778; discharged Sept. 1, 1778; 
service, 12 days, at Rhode Island; also, pay roll for same service sworn to at 
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Reed, John. Trivate, Capt. Edmund Longley's co., Col. Cogswell's regt. ; enlisted 
Sept. 27, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 8 days; company de- 
tached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

Reed, John. Private, Capt. Job Cook's (16th) co., Col. Hathaway's (2d Bristol 
Co.) regt.; entered service Aug. 4 [1780] ; discharged Aug. 8 [1780] ; service, 
5 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Dartmouth. 

Reed, John. Landsman, brig "Adventure," commanded by Capt. James Morris; 
descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk Co., Sept. 26, 1780; 
age, 27 years; complexion, dark ; hair, black; birthplace, Massachusetts. 

Reed, John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Allton's co.. Col. John Rand'sregt. ; entered 
service July 0, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 
3 mos. 12 days, mcluding travel (liX) miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 months 
service at "West Point. Roll sworn to at Charlton. 

Reed, John. Private, Capt. Henry Jeime's co. ; entered service March 14, 1781; 
discharged March 18, 1781; service, 4 days; company marched to Rhode 
Island. 

Reed, John. Receipt for fireanns, given to Capt. Benjamin Lemont, dated Camp 
Coxes Head, Aug. 14, 1781, signed by said Reed and others; also, Private, 
Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; enlisted July 1, 
1781; service to Dec. 1, 1781, 5 mos., near Penobscot; roll sAvom to iji Lin- 
coln Co. 

Reed, John. Captain, Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; appointed Jime 1, 1781; dis- 
charged Dec. .5, 1781; sers'ice, 6 mos. 5 days, in defence of seacoast; term to 
expire Dec. 1, 1781 ; regiment raised for defence of eastern Massachusetts. 

Reed, John. List of men belonging to the several transports employed on Penob- 
scot expedition, as i)er a roll made up agreeable to resolve of March 23, 1784, 
and attested l)y Joshua Davis, Agent ; said Reed reported as belonging to the 
.sloop " Sally." 

Reed, John. List of men belonging to the several transports employed on Penob- 
scot expedition, as per a roll made up agreeable to resolve of March 23, 1784, 
and attested by Joshua Davis, Agent ; said Reed reported as belonging to the 
sloop " T ow nsen d . " 

Reed, John, Jr., Bedford. Private, Capt. John Moore's (Bedford) co. of militia, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 177.5; service, 4 days; also, list of 
men between the ages of sixteen and sixty who were liable to bear arms, as 
returned to Col. Green, dated Bedford, May 15, 1775. 

Reed, John, Jr. Private, Capt. Thoma.s Nash's co., Col. Solomon Lovcll's regt.; 
sers'ice, 4 days, subsequent to March 10, 1776. Roll sworn to at AVejTnouth. 

Reed, John, Jr. Private, Capt. Ichabod Pinkham's detachment; service from 
March 24, 1780, to April 24, 1780, at Boothbay in defence of seacoast. 

Reed, Jonas. Private ; li.st of training soldiers belonging to .3d "Wobuni co. xmder 
Capt. Timothy Winn, dated May 13, 1775. 

Reed, Jonathan, Danvers. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship 
" Jiuiius Brutus," commanded by Capt. John Leach, dated Salem, June 15, 
1780; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Danvers. 

Reed, Jonathan, Harvard. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Fairbanks's co.. Col. Asa 
Whetcomb's regt., winch marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 to Cam- 
bridge ; left place of rendezvous April 21, 1775 ; sersnce, 3 days. 

Reed, Jonathan, I.,ittlpton. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Oliver Prescot's (1st Mid- 
dlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. mililia ; li.st of officers ; commissioned Aug. 30, 1775 ; 



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IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 77 

Reed, Jonathan, continued. 

alio, official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated Feb. 1, 
1770; said Reed chosen Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Oliver Prescot's (Gth Mid- 
dlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; appointment concurred iji by Council Feb. 7, 
1776 ; reported commissioned Feb. 7 (also given Feb. 8) , 177(i ; also, official record 
of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated Feb. 14, 1776 ; said Reed 
chosen Colonel, 6th Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass. militia, in place of Oliver 
Prescot who was elected Brigadier ; appointment concurred in by Council Feb. 
15, 1776; reported commLssioned Feb. 14, 1776; also. Colonel; list of members 
of committees appointed to raise men for New York and Canada .showing num- 
ber of commissions delivered them [year not given]; .said Reed reported as 
belonging to committee for ^Middlesex Co. ; also. Colonel of a regiment to be 
raised in Middlesex Co. ; list of field officers of the regiments to be raised for 
Quebec and New York ; commissioned June 26, 1776 ; also. Colonel ; pay abstract 
of officers of said Reed's regt. for rations ; rations allowed said Reed from June 
26, 1776, to Nov. 30, 1776; credited with 157 days allowance ; also, pay abstract 
of field and staff officers of said Reed's regt. for rations and travel allowance 
home, dated Boston, March 10, 1777 ; service with Northern army ; 190 miles 
travel allowed said Reed ; also. Colonel, in command of a detachment ; muster 
roll of field and staff officers, dated Cambridge, May 9, 1778; commissioned 
March 19, 1778; engagement, .3 months from April 2, 1778; also, Colonel, 6th 
Middlesex Co. regt., Brig. Gen. Eleazer Brooks's brigade; general return of 
Mass. militia made by Adj. Gen. Peleg "Wadsworth, dated July 5, 1779. 

Reed, Jonathan, "Wilmington. Capt. John Hamden's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's 
(27th) regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Reed and others, dated 
Camp at Cambridge, Jmie 6, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; company 
return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Dec. 28, 1775. 

Reed, Jonathan. Capt. Samuel Tubbs's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's regt.; order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 
20, 1775. 

Reed, Jonathan (also given Jonathan, Jr.). 2d Lieutenant, Capt. John John- 
son's (2d) CO., 2d Lincoln Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by 
the several companies in said regiment, as returned by Joseph North, field 
officer : ordered in Council Aug. 2.3, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; 
reported commissioned July [?] 23, 1776; also, commimication addressed to 
the Coimcil, dated Pownalborough, Jan. 13, 1778, signed by John Johnson, 
Captain of a company of "West Preciiact in Pownalborough, resigning his 
commission and recommending Carr Barker, 1st Lieutenant, for Captain, said 
Reed, 2d Lieutenant, for 1st Lieutenant, and Thomas Densmore, Sergeant, for 
2d Lieutenant; also, Captain, 2d co., 2d Lincoln Co. regt. of Mass. militia; 
list of officers ; commissioned Aug. 12, 1778. 

Reed, Jonath.a.n. Private, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co.. Col. John Hathaway's 
regt. ; entered service April 3, 1779; service, 12 days, at Rhode Island. Roll 
dated Attleborough. 

Reed, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., 4th Suffolk Co. regt. com- 
manded by Maj. Seth Bui lard ; marched July 28, 1780: discharged Aug. 7, 
1780; service, 13 daj's, inchidmg 2 days (45 miles) travel home; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Reed, Jonathan. Private, Capt. John Barrows's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 6, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 6 days; com- 
pany marched from Middleborough to Dartmouth on two alarms, one in May 
and one in Sept., 1778; also, receipt dated Middleborough, May 5, 1781, for 
boimty paid said Reed by Abner Bourn, Chairman of a class of the tovra of 



78 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AM) SAILORS 



Reed, Jonathan, continued. 

Middleborougli, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780. 

Reed, Jonathan, Jr. Capt. Samuel Tubbs's co., Col. Timothy "Walker's regt. ; 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 20, 1775. 

Reed, Joseph, Abington. Private, Capt. William Reed's co.. Col. John Bailey's 
regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
1 week 5 days; also, Capt. Josiah Hayden's co., Gen. John Thomas's regt.; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 
1 day ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, muster roll for Sept. and 
Oct., 1775, dated Camp at Roxbury. 

Reed, Joseph, Acton. Private, Capt. John Hayward's co. of Minute-men, Col, 
Abijah Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
5 days; a?so, Capt. William Smith's co.. Col. John Nixon's (5th) regt.; receipt 
for advance pay, signed by said Reed and others, dated Cambridge, June 16, 
1775; a^so. Private, same CO. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted 
April 24, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days ; also, company return dated Sept. 30, 
1775. 

Beed, Joseph, Acton. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to reinforce 
the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival 
at Fishkill; Capt. Hunt's co., Col. Brooks's regt.; age,30yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
3 in. ; residence, Acton ; engaged for town of Acton ; also, list of men returned 
as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 
1778 ; arrived at Fishkill June 18, 1778. 

Reed, Joseph (also given Joseph, Jr.) , Taunton. Private, Capt. Francis Lus- 
combe's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, company return dated Oct. 
6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent m money dated Roxbury, 
Nov. 27, 1775; also, list of men who .served in Oct., 1777, at request of Gen. 
Spencer on an alarm ; also, list of drafted men who went with Capt. Fales in 
Jan., 1778, to serve for 3 months at Slade's Ferry; said Reed reported as hav- 
ing hired Ebenezer Reed to serve in his stead ; also, Private, Capt. Samuel 
Fales's co.. Col. J. Daggett's regt. ; service, 2 mos. 20 days, at Rhode Island ; 
company marched Jan. 6, 1778, and was di.scharged April 1, 1778; regiment 
drafted to serve under Gen. Spencer for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778 ; also, Capt. 
Edward Blake's co., Col. Mitchel's regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. James 
Williams, Brig. Gen. Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade; service, 8 days; com- 
pany marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780. 

Reed, Joseph. Private, Capt. Abisliai Brown's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; 
enlisted June 16, 1776, 4 days preceding march ; service to Dec. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 
17 days. Rolls dated Camp at Hull. 

Reed, Joseph. Private, Capt. John Walton's co. ; enlisted Dec. 9, 1776 ; discharged 
Dec. 12, 1776; company detached for service at Noddle's Island; also, com- 
pany receipt given to Capt. John Walton, dated Cambridge, May 9, 1777, for 
wages and rations for service at Noddle's Island in Dec, 1776. 

Reed, Joseph. List dated Cambridge, Sept. 27, 1776, of men who were drafted to 

go to Horse Neck, N. Y. ; said Reed reported as having hired Applebee ; 

also, list of men attached to a warrant from Capt. John Walton to Sergt. Joseph 
Bates, dated Aug. 4, 1777, directing him, in consetjuence of orders received 
from Col. Thatcher, to warn the train band of said Walton's co. to be ready at 
a moment's notice to march with 6 days provisions, etc. 

Reed, Joseph. List dated Cambridge, Sept. 27, 1776, of men who were drafted to 
go to Horse Neck, N. Y. ; said Reed reported as having gone ; also, list of men 



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Reed, Joseph, contimied. 

attached to a warrant from Capt. John "Walton to Sergt. Joseph Bates, dated 

Aug. i, 1777, directing him, in consequence of orders received from Col. 

Thatcher, to warn the train band of said Walton's co. to he ready at a moment's 

notice to march with 6 days provisions, etc. 
Reed, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joseph Hooker's co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's 

regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, .3 mos. 13 

days, under Maj. Gen. Gates at the Northward, including travel (100 miles) 

home ; also, pay roll for same service dated Greenwich. 

Reed, Joseph. Private, Capt. Daniel Harrington's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. 
of guards ; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June 1, 1778 ; enlistment, 
3 months from April 2, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; joined April 7, 1778 ; 
service to July 3, 1778, 2 mos. 26 days, at Cambridge. 

Reed, Joseph. Returns of service rendered by men belonging to the company com- 
manded by Capt. Edward Blake ; said Reed appears in a list dated May 19, 
1778, of those who paid money to raise men for the Fishkill service ; reported 
as having paid £6. 

Reed, Joseph. Capt. David Goodwm's co., Col. Cogswell's regt. ; entered service 
Sept. 22, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 11 days; company 
detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

Reed, Joseph. Private, Capt. James Tisdale's co., Col. Greaton's (2d) regt. ; muster 
roll for July, 1779, dated Camp Highlands; enlistment, 9 months; also, com- 
pany receipt for equipments, given to Capt. James Tisdale, dated Springfield, 
Aug. 22, 1779; also, Capt. James Tisdale's co.. Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; 
muster roll for Sept., 1779, dated Camp Bedford; enlisted July 15, 1779; en- 
listment, 9 months ; reported a wagoner. 

Reed, Joseph. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for Continental service, agree- 
able to resolve of J\me 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent 
for said county, Nov. 24, 1779; engaged for town of Acton. 

Reed, Joseph. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for Continental service, agree- 
able to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent 
for said county; also, descriptive list of men raised m Middlesex Co. to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, returned as received of 
Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. James Cooper, at Springfield, July 19, 
1779; Capt. Walton's co., Col. Stems's regt. ; age, 34 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; 
complexion, light ; engaged for town of Cambridge. 

Reed, Joseph. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. David Reed's 3d (1st Boothbay) co., 3d Lin- 
coln Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen in said regiment, as re- 
turned by William Jones and others, field officers; ordered in Council May 8, 
1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned May 8, 1776 ; 
also. Lieutenant, Capt. Ichabod Pinkham's detachment ; service from March 
24, 1780, to April 24, 1780, at Boothbay in defence of seacoast. 

Reed, Joseph. Capt. Bowman's co., 15th Mass. regt.; entered service Aug. 15, 
1779; discharged May 15, 1780; term, 9 months. 

Reed, Joseph. Private, Capt. "William Foord's co.. Col. John Brown's regt.; 
entered service July 21, 1780; discharged Oct. 27, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days. 

Reed, Joseph. Capt. Edward Blake's co., Col. Carpenter's regt. ; service, 4 daj's ; 
company detached to march to Tiverton, R. I., July 28, 1780, to serve for 6 days. 

Reed, Joseph. Accovmt of blank commissions delivered the committees appointed 
to raise men to go to Canada [year not given] ; said Reed, Captain, reported as 
belonging to committee for Middlesex Co. 



80 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reed, Joseph, Jr. List dated Cambridge, May 11, 1776, of men who served as 
guards to prevent the rescue of prisoners. 

Reed, Joshtta, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. George Kimball's (Lunenburg) co., 
which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 10, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 days; also, Capt. Nathan Fuller's co., Lieut. Col. "William Bond's 
(37th) regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp 
Prospect Hill, Oct. 29, 1775. 

Reed, Joshtta, Medford (also given Boston). Certificate dated Medford, Jan. 10, 
1770, signed by Capt. Caleb Brooks, certifying that said Heed, of (late) Capt. 
Hall's CO., Col. Bond's regt., had not received a bounty coat; also, list of men 
raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st Middlesex Co. regt., as re- 
turned by Lieut. Stephen Hall ; residence, Medford ; engaged for town of 
Medford; jomed Capt. Child's co.. Col. Greaton's regt.; term, 3 years; also, 
return of men raised to serve in the Continental Anny from Capt. Daniel Win- 
chester's CO., Col. John Bliss's regt.; residence, Boston; engaged for town of 
South Brimfield ; joined Capt. Child's co., Col. Greaton's regt. ; term to expire 
Jan. -, 1780; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Ma.ster 
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 19, 1777; Capt. Child's co., Col. John 
Greaton's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. Abijah Child's co., Col. Greaton's (2d) 
regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 6, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779; also, Lieut. Prichard's co.. Col. Greaton's regt. ; certificate .signed by 
Capt. E. Cumpston, 2d Mass. regt., certifying that said Reed and others were 
in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and had not been absent subsequently 
except by leave of i^roper authority; also, Capt. Abijah Child's co.. Col. 
Greaton's (2d) regt. ; return [year not given] ; mustered by County Muster 
Master Barber; also, descriptive list of men mustered to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army, as returned by Nathaniel Barber, Muster INIa.ster for Suffolk Co., 
dated Boston, April 20, 1780; Col. Greaton's regt. ; age, 45 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
Sin.; complexion, light ; occupation, baker ; residence, Boston; mustered by 
Lieut. Prichard ; enlistment, during war. 

Reed, Joshua, "Westford. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster 
Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Fisher's co.. Col. Cushing's regt.; engaged 
f or town of Westborough ; mustered July 21, 1779; term, 9 months; aZso, Maj. 
Keith's CO., Col. M. Jackson's (8th) regt.; entered service July 28, 1779; dis- 
charged April 28, 1780; tenn, 9 months; also, list of 6 months men raised 
agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj . Joseph Hos- 
mer. Superintendent for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated 
Springfield ; also, descriptive list of men raised to remforce the Contmental 
Axmy for the tenn of months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Ju.stin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Sprijig- 
field, July 7, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged 
for town of Westford ; arrived at Springfield July 0, 1780 ; marched to camp 
July 7, 1780, under command of Capt. Dix ; also, list of men raised for the 
months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster 
in a retvim dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Reed, Joshua, Wobum. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 21 days. 

Reed, Joshua, Wobum. Captain, Col. Vanimn's regt. ; engaged Jan. 1, 1776 [ser- 
vice not given] ; also, Captain, Col. John Robinson's regt. ; engaged June 27, 
1777; .service, 3 mos. 3 days; also, same regt. ; muster rolls dated North Kings- 
ton, Dec. 18, 1777, and Jan., 1778; engagement to expire Jan. 1, 1778. 

Reed, Joshua. Return dated May 15, 1775, showing number of men in the training 
band of the 2d co. of Wobum and those enlisted into the anny, etc., as returned 
by Capt. Jonathan Fox to Col. Green at Cambridge ; reported a recruiting officer. 



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Keed, Joshua. Lieutenant, Capt. Jonas Richardson's co. ; list of officers of Col. 
James Frye's regt., dated May 2G, 1775; also, Lieutenant; list of men returned 
as ser\-Lng on main guard under Lieut. Col. L. Baldwui, dated June 22, 1775; 
also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Jonas Richardson's co.. Col. James Frj-e's (1st) 
regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Keed, Joshua. Capt. William Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; entered 
service Aug. 11, 1777 ; service, 8 days ; comijauy marched from Gageborougli 
to Bennington Aug. 14, 1777, by order of Gen. Stark on an alarm. 

Reed, Joshua. Capt. "William Clark's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; entered 
service Aug. 17, 1777 ; service, 3 days ; company marched front Gageborough 
to Beimington Aug. 14, 1777, by order of Gen. Stark on an alarm. 

Reed, Joshua. Private, Capt. William Clark's co.. Col. Benjamm Simonds's regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 5, 1777; service, 27 days; comjiany marched from Gage- 
borough Sept. 5, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Lincoln at Pawlet. 

Reed, Joshua. Return of men mustered for Col. Jacobs's regt. to serve in the four 
New England governments by James Hatch, Muster Master for Pljououth Co., 
■June 8, 1778 ; enlisted by Capt. Lemuel Wood. 

Reed, Joshua. Private, Capt. Isaac Woods's co., Col. Jonathan Read's regt. of 
guards ; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and Jmie -, 1778 ; enlistment, 
3 months from April 2 (also given April 1) , 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
joined April 1, 1778 ; service to July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 3 days, at Cambridge. 

Reed, Joshua. Return dated Boxford, Dec. 8, 1779, of men mustered by Jolin 
Ciishing, Muster Master for Essex Co., to join the Continental Army for the 
term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779 ; engaged for town of 
Salem ; also, company receipt for equipments, given to Capt. James Tisdale, 
dated Springfield, Aug. 22, 1779; also, Lieut. Col. Hull's co.. Col. Greaton's 
(3d) regt.; entered service July 28, 1779; discharged April 28, 1780; term, 
9 months. 

Reed, Joshua. Private, Capt. William Tupper'sco., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt.; 
entered service Sept. 6, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 6 days ; com- 
pany marched from Middleborough to Dartmouth on two alarms, one in May 
and one in Sept., 1778; also, Capt. Tupper's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; comiiany 
marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780; roll sworn to at 
Middleborough . 

Reed, Joshua. Private, Capt. William Clark's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; 
entered service Oct. 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 18, 1780; service, 6 days, on an 
alarm at the Northward ; company marched from Windsor to Shaftsbury Oct. 
13, 1780, by order of Gen. Fellows. 

Reed, Joshua. Private, Capt. William Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; 
entered service Oct. 21, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 22, 1780 ; service, 2 days ; com- 
pany marched from Windsor Oct. 21, 1780, by order of Gen. Fellows on an 
alarm at the Northward. 

Reed, Joshua, Jr., Lexington. Private; pay roll of detachment from Lexington 
militia co. commanded by Capt. John Parker; service, 5 days; detachment 
reported on command at Cambridge from Slay 6 to May 10, 1775, by order of 
Committee of Safety; also, Capt. John Bridge's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's 
regt.; service from March 4 to March 8, 1776, 5 days; company stationed at 
Roxbury. 

Reed, Joshua, Jr., Wobum. Drummer, Capt. Joshua Reed's co.. Col. John Robin- 
son's regt.; enlisted July G, 1777; service, 5 mos. 29 days, at Rhode Island; 
also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated North Kingston, Dec. 18, 1777, and 



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Reed, Joshua, Jr., continued. 

Jan. 1, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1778; also, Musician, Capt. Jesse 
"W Jinan's CO., Col. Jacob Garrisli's (Gerrish's) regt. of guards; muster roll 
dated Bunker Hill, March 6, 1778; company detached to guard Lieut. Gen. 
Burgojnie's annj-; also, same co. and regt.; enlisted Feb. 18, 1778; service to 
May 18, 1778, 3 mos., at Bunker Hill. 

Heed, Josiah, Cumberland, N. S. Descriiitive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. 
to reinforce tlie Contmental Army for the tenn of 9 mouths, agreeable to resolve 
of Ai)ril 20, 1778; age, 18 yrs. ; statiu'e, 5 ft. 4 m. ; residence, Cumberland, 
N. S. ; engaged for town of Cambridge ; also, list of men raised for the term of 
9 months fi-om the time of their arrival at Fishkill, returned as received of 
Jonathan AYanier, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; arrived 
at Fi.shkill June 10, 1778. 

Reed, Josiah, Lexington. Pay roll of a detachment from Lexington alarm co. 
commanded by Capt. Edmund Mmiro; service, 5 days ; detachment reported 
on command at Cambridge from May 1(3 to May 20, 1775, by order of Committee 
of Safety ; also, Capt. Abishai Brown's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt. ; enlisted 
July 7, 1777; service, 5 mos. 28 days, at Rhode Island; also, Private, Capt. 
Francis Brown's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt., Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted 
Aug. 16, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 1778; service, 1 mo., on expedition to 
Rhode Island, includmg 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; also, Capt. Thomas 
Hovey's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted Aug. 13, 1779; discharged 
Dec. 18, 1779; service, 4 mos. 10 days, at Rhode Island; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo. 4 days service at Rhode Island, 
including travel (80 miles) home. 

Reed, Josiah, alias Johx, North Yarmouth. Return of men raised to serve in 
the Continental Anny from 2d North Yarmouth co.. Col. Jonathan Mitchell's 
(2d Cumberland Co.) regt., as returned byCa^jt. Edward Russell; residence, 
North Yarmouth; engaged for town of North Yarmouth; joined Capt. Mer- 
rill's CO., Col. Brewer's regt. ; term, 3 years. [See John Reed.] 

Reed, Josiah, Stockbridge (also given Pittsfield) . List of men raised to serve in 
the Continental Army from Capt. Isaac Marsh's (1st Stockbridge) co. ; resi- 
dence, Stockbridge; enlisted for town of Stockbridge; joined Capt. Ashley's 
-CO., Col. Vose's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years; also, return of men raised to serve 
in the Continental Army from Capt. William Ford's (Pittsfield) co. ; residence, 
■ Pittsfield; enlisted for town of Pittsfield; joined Capt. Ashley's co.. Col. 
Vose's regt. ; also, list of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 

1778, by Trimian "Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; Capt. Stoddard's 
CO. ; reported received State bounty ; also. Drummer, Capt. Orringh Stoddard's 
CO., Col. Vose's regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts for .service from March 
3, 1777, to March 3, 1780; also, muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to at Camp 
near Valley Forge ; enlisted March 3, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported sick 
at Fishkill ; also, muster rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, Jan., March, and April, 

1779, swoni to at Providence. 

Reed, Josiah, Taunton. Private, Capt. Oliver Soper's co.. Col. Timothy "Walker's 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
6 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for boiuity coat or 
its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 1, 1775. 

Beed, Josiah. Capt. Charles Dibbell's co.. Col. John Paterson's (26tli) regt. ; 
order for bovmty coat or its equivalent in money dated Charlestown, Fort No. 3, 
Oct. 26, 1775. 

Reed, Josiah. Private, Capt. Erastus Sergeant's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 



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Reed, Josiah, continued. 

1777; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777; also, same co. and detachment; 
enlisted Dec. 16, 177G ; discharged March 22, 1777 ; service, 97 days, at Ticon- 
deroga. 

Reed, Josiah. Private, Capt. John Gray's co.. Col. Jonathan Mitchell's regt. ; 
entered service July 7, 1779; discharged Sept. 12, 1779; service, 2 mos. 6 days, 
on Penohscot expedition. Roll dated North Yarmouth. 

Reed, Lebbeus. Private, Capt. Newell's co. ; enlisted Nov. 3, 1778; discharged 
Nov. 18, 1778 : service, 15 days ; company detached from Gen. "Warner's brigade 
to join Col. Gerrish's regt. of guards and escort troops of Saratoga convention 
from Rutland to Enfield, Conn. 

Reed, Lemuel. Private, Capt. James Tisdale's co.. Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; 
muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Hutts New Boston; enlisted Jan. 12, 1782; 
enlistment, 3 years ; reported sick in quarters. 

Reed, Leonard, Westford. Private, Capt. Timothy Underwood's co.. Col. Wil- 
liam Prescott's regt. of Minute-men, which marched in resxionse to the alarm 
of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days. 

Reed, Levi, Pepperell. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 
Capt. "Wood's CO., Col. Jonathan Reed's (6th Middlesex Co.) regt., as returned 
to Brig. Gen. Prescott, dated Sept. 17, 1777; residence, Pepperell; engaged 
for town of Pepperell; jomed Capt. Brown's co.. Col. Jackson's regt.; term, 
3 years; a Zso, Private, Capt. Benjamm Brown's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's 
regt. ; Continental Anny pay accounts for service from Feb. 5, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779; reported mvalided ; also, certificate dated Highlands, March 12, 1779, 
signed by Capt. Benjamin Bro^vn, of Col. Jackson's regt., certifying that said 
Reed, a soldier in his company, was transferred to the corps of invalids at 
Boston Feb. 12, 1779, and drew jjay in his company up to that date ; memoran- 
dum on certificate, signed by Col. Jackson, states that said Reed had leave to 
stay at his own home 15 days; also, Lieut. Osgood Carleton's co. of iiivalids 
stationed at Boston, Col. Lewis Nicola's regt. ; service from Feb. 12, 1779, to 
April .30, 1779, 2 mos. 19 days; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated 
Sept. 9, and Oct. 4, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1779. 

Reed, Levi. Private, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co., Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; 
entered service March 25, 1779; service, 21 days, at Rhode Island. Roll dated 
Attleborough. 

Reed, Lewis. Private, Capt. Samuel Fisher's co., Col. Ephraim "Wheelock's regt. ; 
service, 8 days; company ordered to march to "Warwick, R. I., on the alarm 
of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Reed, Loved, Dighton. Private, Capt. Ephraim Hathaway's co.. Col. Pope's (Bris- 
tol Co.) regt. ; service, 8 days, at Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; 
company marched to camp at Bristol and thence to Howland's Ferry. 

Reed, Luke, Middleborough. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster 
Master for Pl>anoutli Co., to serve in the New England states until Jan. 1, 
1779; Capt. "White's co.. Col. Sprout's regt.; residence, Middleborough; en- 
gaged for town of Middleborough ; also. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co., 
Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's regt.; marched May 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 13 
days ; company raised in Plymouth Co. and stationed at Little Compton, R. I. ; 
also, Capt. Edward Hammond's co. ; enlisted Aug. 13, 1779; discharged Sept. 
13, 1779 : service, 1 mo. 4 days, travel (80 miles) included ; company detached 
from militia to serve at Rhode Island for 1 month in a regiment under Samuel 
Fisher, Commandant: also, Capt. Joshua "White's co., Col. Ebenezer "White's 
regt.; marched Aiig. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; com- 
pany marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; also, Capt. Edward Sparrow's 



84: i^IASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Eeed, Luke, continued. 

CO., Col. Joliii Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 29, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; 
service, 2 mos. 4 days; regiment detached to reinforce Continental Army for 
3 months. 

Reed, Luke. Account dated Ipswich, rendered by the Selectmen, of bounties paid 
said Reed and others to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 8 years ; 
also, return of men raised in Essex Co. for Contiaental service, agreeable to re- 
solve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Ipswich; engaged Aug. 16, 1781; 
term, 3 years. 

Reed, Luther. Private, Capt. John Bhmt's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's regt. ; 
service between June 28, 177i), and Sept. 28, 1779, 1 mo. 2 days, on Penobscot 
expedition. 

Reed, Micah, Abington. Sergeant, Capt. "William Reed's co., Col. John Bailey's 
regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
2 weeks 1 day; also, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward Mitchel's regt.; 
service, 5 days ; company marched from Abington to " The Farms " in Brain- 
tree March 4, 1776. 

Reed, Micah, Abington. Private, Capt. Nathan Snow's co. commanded by 2d 
Lieut. Christopher Dyer, Col. Edward Mitchel's regt.. Gen. Cushing's brigade ; 
marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 1 week 4 days; company marched to Bristol, 
R. I., on an alarm. 

Reed, Micah. Private ; list of training soldiers belonging to 3d "Wobum co. imder 
Capt. Timothy "Winn, dated May 13, 1775 ; also, Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co.. 
Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 4, 1777; service to April 
3, 1778, 4 mos. 30 days, at Fort No. 2, Cambridge, guarding trooj)s of conven- 
tion ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Dec. 3, 1777 ; reported absent 
with leave ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Cambridge, March 2, 
1778; reported on furlough; also, receipt for wages, dated Wilmington, May 
22, 1778, signed by said Reed and others belonging to Capt. Ford's co. 

Reed, Moses, Abington. Corporal, Capt. "William Reed's co., Col. Jolm Bailey's 
regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of Aj)ril 19, 1775 ; service, 
1 week 1 day; also, Sergeant, Capt. "William Reed's co.. Gen. John Thomas's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos., 

I week, 5 days ; also, company return dated Camp at Roxbuiy, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Reed, Moses, Lexington. Payroll of a detachment from Lexington alarm co. com- 
manded by Capt. Edmund Munro ; service, 5 days ; detachment reported on 
command at Cambridge from May 16 to May 20, 1775, by order of Committee 
of Safety. 

Reed, Moses, Newbury. Private, Capt. Joseph Fox's (3d) co.. Col. Henry Jack- 
son's (l()th) regt. ; pay roll for Jime and July, 1780 ; enlisted July 7, 1780 ; 
also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. 
Paterson as havmg i)assed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 
1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men detached from militia of the town of New- 
bury for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp July 3, 
1780; discharged Dec. 4, 1780; service, 5 mos. 13 days, including travel (240 
miles) home. 

Reed, Moses. Private, Lieut. Benjamin Bates's co. m a regiment commanded by 
Maj. Eliphalet Cary; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 

II days; company marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an alami. 

Reed, Nathan, Lexington. Private ; pay roll of a detachment from Lexington 
militia co. commanded by Capt. John Bridge; service, 5 days: detachment 
reported on command at Cambridge from Mny 11 to May 15, 1775, by order of 



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Reed, Nathan, continued. 

Committee of Safety ; also, pay roll of a detachment from Lexington militia 
CO. commanded by Capt. John Parker ; service, 2 days ; detachment reported 
on command at Cambridge from Jtme 17 to June 18, 1775, by order of Com- 
mittee of Safety. 

Reed, Nathan, Rutland. Private, Capt. William Henrj^'s co. ; enlisted Oct. 6, 
1779; discharged Nov. 10, 1779; service, 1 mo. 8 days, at Castle and Gov- 
ernor's Islands, including travel home ; company raised in Worcester Co. ; 
also, Capt. Jonathan Sibley's co.'. Col. Luke Dmry's regt. ; entered service 
Aug. 9, 1781; marched Aug. 13, 1781; arrived at camp Aug. 22, 1781; dis- 
charged Nov. 21, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 23 days, includmg 10 days (200 miles) 
travel home; residence, Rutland; engaged for town of Rutland; regiment 
raised for 3 months. 

Reed, Nathan, Sudbury. Private, Capt. John Nixon's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Abijali Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
7 days. 

Reed, Nathan. Capt. Amasa Cranston's co. ; company return endorsed "1776;" 
said Reed reported as fit for duty ; company probably belonged to Col. Eleazer 
Brooks's regt. 

Reed, Nathan. Private, Capt. Benjamm Munroe's co. ; entered service Jan. 2 
[year not given, probably 1778] ; service, 3 mos. ; also, order on Capt. Benja- 
min Munroe, payable to said Reed, dated North Kmgston, March 14, 1778, 
signed by Calvin Eames, for $5 on account of wages ; also, order on Capt. 
Munroe, payable to said Reed, dated North Kingston, March 22, 1778, signed 
by Reuben Priest, for £3 on account of wages. [The foregoing all appear 
among orders, returns, etc., taken from Capt. Benjamin Munroe's papers.] 

Reed, Nathan. Private, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's co., Col. Jolm Rand's regt. ; 
enlisted July 10, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 11, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days, in- 
cluding 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Worcester Co. to 
serve for 3 months. 

Reed, Nathan. Private, Capt. Thomas Brintnal's co., Col. Cyprian Howe's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 2, 1780 ; discharged Nov. 1, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 3 days ; regi- 
ment raised in Middlesex Co. to reinforce Continental Army at Rhode Island 
for 3 months. 

Reed, Nathan. Private, Lieut. Benjamin Miles's detachment from Col. Jonathan 
Grout's regt. ; entered service Dec. 21, 1780; discharged Jan. 4, 1781; ser^dce, 
14 days ; detachment escorted prisoners of war from Rutland to New London 
to be exchanged Dec. 26, 1780. 

Reed, Nathaniel, Littleton. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to 
reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the tune of 
their arrival at Fislikill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778; Capt. Robin- 
son's (also given 3d) co.. Col. Reed's regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; res- 
idence, Littleton ; engaged for town of Littleton ; also, list of men returned as 
received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam July 20, 1778 ; 
arrived at Fishkill Jime 19, 1778 ; also, list of men raised m ^liddlesex Co. for 
Continental service, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph 
Hosmer, Superintendent for said cotmty, Nov. 24, 1779 ; engaged for town of 
Littleton; also, Maj. Keith's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt.; entered 
service July 25, 1779; discharged April 25, 1780; term, 9 months; also, list of 
6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of Jime 5, 1780, returned as received 
of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, 
Commissioner, dated Springfield, Aug. 6, 1780 ; engaged for town of Littleton ; 
also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. 



86 JklASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reed, Nathaniel, continued. 

Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 
25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Littleton for 
service in the Continental Army durmg 1780; marclied July 15, 1780; dis- 
charo-ed Dec. 6, 1780; service, 5 nu)S. 2 days, travel (220 miles) mcluded; also, 
receipt dated Littleton, April 30, 1781, for bounty paid said lieed by Class No. 
of the town of Littleton to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 
years; also, list of men mustered m Middlesex Co. ; said Reed mustered March 
29, 1781; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to 
resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said 
county ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light ; eyes, 
blue; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Littleton; engaged May 1, 
1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Reed, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Newell's co. ; enlisted Nov. 3, 1778 ; discharged 
Nov. 18, 1778; service, 15 days; company detached from Gen. Warner's 
brigade to join Col. Gemsh's regt. of guards and escort troops of Saratoga 
convention from Rutland to Enfield, Conn. 

Reed, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Abel Dinsmor's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp- 
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 24, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; service, 1 
mo. 13 daj's, at New London, Conn., including 5 days (102 miles) travel home. 

Reed, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Ephraim Hartwell's co. of guards ; entered ser- 
vice March 8, 1780; discharged April 23, 1780; service, 1 mo. 16 days; com- 
pany stationed at Rutland. 

Reed, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Timothy Paige's co., Col. John Rand's regt. ; 
enlisted July 5, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 15 days, at 
West Point, inchiding 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 
months. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Reed, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's (1st) co., 5th Mass. regt. 
commanded by Lieut. Col. David Cobb; muster roll for Feb., 1783; balance of 
.tei-m of enlistment imexpired, 1 year 18 days; reported as serving in room of 
William Southourth. 

Reed, Newell. Private, Capt. John Homes's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's (1st) 
regt. of guards; entered service April 15, 1778; service to July 3, 1778, 2 mos. 
18 days, at Cambridge ; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778. 

Reed, Newhall, Concord. Private, Capt. Charles Miles's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Reed's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Ticonderoga, sworn 
to Feb. 16, 1777; service with Northern Army; liX) miles travel allowed said 
Reed. 

Reed, Newhall, Wobum. Private, Capt. Moses Draper's co., Lieut. Col. William 
Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated Pros- 
pect Hill, Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent m money 
dated Camp Prospect Hill, Dec. 30, 1775. 

Reed, Noah, Weymouth. Private, Capt. Joseph Trufant's (Independent) co. ; 
enlisted Feb. 1, 1776; service, 2 mos. 8 days; company .stationed at Weymouth 
for defence of seacoast; also, Capt. Joseph Trufant's co.. Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt. ; service from Dec. 1, 1776, to Jan. 1, 1777, 1 mo. ; company raised 
for defence of seacoast and stationed at Hull ; also, Capt. Pool's (Independent) 
CO. ; muster return of four Independent cos. stationed at Hull, dated March 1, 
1777; age, 17 yrs.; mustered by Daniel Souther, Miister Master; also, Capt. 
Thomas Nash's co.. Col. David Cushing's regt. ; service, 3 days, in Aug., 1777, 
at Hull; aZ.so, Capt. Nathaniel Belcher's CO. ; marched Sept. 8, 1779 ; discharged 
Oct. 2, 1779; service, 26 days, under Maj. Gen. Hancock at Castle Island; also, 
Capt. Lieut. William Burbeck'sco. ; enlisted Jan. 12, 1780; service to Oct. 24, 



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IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 87 

Reed, Noah, continued. 

1781, 21 mos. li days ; company raised for defence of Castle and Governor's 
Islands and commanded by His Excellency John Hancock; roll sworn to at 
Boston ; also, Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. ; service from Oct. 25, 1781, to Oct. 
24, 1782, 12 mos. ; company raised for defence of Castle and Governor's Islands ; 
rolls sworn to at Boston. 

Reed, Noah. Private, Capt. William "Ward's (Plantation No. 5) co., (late) Col. 
Ezra May's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 22, 1777 ; service, 
5 days ; company marched to Bennington on an alarm. 

Reed, Noah. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co.. Col. Benjamin Hawes's regt. ; 
service from Seiit. 2.5, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, 35 days, on a secret expedition ; 
roll sworn to in Sui¥olk Co. ; also, Sergeant, CajJt. Samuel Fisher's co., 4th 
Suffolk Co. regt. commanded hy Maj. Seth Bullard; marched July 28, 1780; 
discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 13 days, including 2 days (45 miles) travel 
home ; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Reed, Obadiah, Abington. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co. of militia. Col. 
Edward Mitchell's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, from Abington and Bridgewater to Marshfield ; ser- 
vice, 3 days. 

Reed, Obadiah, Abington. Private, Capt. Nathan Snow's co. commanded by 2d 
Lieut. Christopher Dyer, Col. Edward Mitchel's regt.. Gen. Cushmg's brigade ; 
marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 2 weeks; company marched to Bristol, R. I., 
on an alarm. 

Reed, Obadiah. Lieutenant, serving as Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. 
Edward Mitchel's regt. ; service, 5 days ; comjiany marched from Abington 
to "The Farms " in Bramtree March 4, 1776. 

Reed, Obadiah. Private, Capt. Williams Barker's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotten's 
regt. ; detached March 6, 1781 ; discharged March 30, 1781 ; service, 28 days, at 
Rhode Island, including travel (60 miles) to place of rendezvous. 

Reed, Obadiah. Private, Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. ; service from April 25, 

1782, to Oct. 24, 1782, 6 mos. ; company raised for defence of Castle and Gov- 
ernor's Islands. Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Reed, Oliver, Westford. Private, Capt. Timothy Undei-wood's co.. Col. William 
Prescott's regt. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of 
April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; also, Capt. Joshua Parker's co., commanded 
by Capt. Oliver Bates prior to May 24, 1775, Col. William Prescott's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ; service, 96 days. 

Reed, Oliver. Letter from Edward Brooks to Hon. James Bowdoin, dated Halifax 
Barracks, Nov. 8, 1777, asking that arrangements be made for the exchange 
of said Reed, 3d Lieutenant, ship "Tartar," and other prisoners confined in 
barracks at Halifax. 

Reed, Oliver. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Henry Brightman's (10th) co., 2d Bristol Co. 
regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers [year not given]. 

Reed, Oliver, Jr., Bedford. Private, Capt. John Moore's (Bedford) co. of militia, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, list of 
men between the ages of sixteen and sixty who were liable to bear arms, as 
returned to Col. Green, dated Bedford, May 15, 1775. 

!Reed, Paul. Master, brigantine "Warren;" shipped Dec. 7, 1770; discharged 
March 4, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 26 days, on voyage to Cape Francois ; ves.sel 
reported as having sailed from Boothbay Feb. 4, 1777, and as having been 
taken March 12, 1777 ; also, petition dated Boston, Dec. 22, 1777, signed by 
John Forsyth, late Master of the brigantine " Nancy," which had been taken 



88 I^IASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Reed, Paul, continued. 

V)y the brig " Kejjrisal," commanded by said Reed, asking that he be exchanged 
for one Capt. Ross, a prisoner at New York ; also, petition dated Boston, Feb. 
5, 1781, signed by John Mussey, in behalf of ISIoses and Ebenezer Little, of 
Newburyport, asking that said Reed be commissioned as commander of the 
sloop "General Wadsworth " (privateer); advised in Coimcil Feb. 5, 1781, 
that a commission be issued. 

Reed, Peter, Abington (also given Bridgewater) . Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's 
CO., Col. Titcomb's regt. ; service, 2 mos. 5 days; company marched from 
Bridgewater and Abington to Bristol, R. I., April 21, 1777. 

Reed, Peter, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Jo.siah Hayden's co.. Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 
1 M'eek 3 days. 

Reed, Peter, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Abel Thaj^er's co.. Col. John Fellows's 
regt.: muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 12, 1775; service, 2 mos. 
25 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester 
Camp, Nov. 7, 1775. 

Reed, Peter, Chelmsford. Private, Capt. John Minot's co.. Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt. ; arrived at destination May 10, 1777; discharged July 9, 1777; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 9 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (8 day.s) to and from 
place of destination. Roll dated Warwick Neck. 

Reed, Peter, Littleton. Lieut. Aquila Jewett's co. of militia. Col. James Pres- 

cott's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 

1 day. 
Reed, Peter. Private, Capt. Nathan Snow's co.. Col. Hawes's regt.; enlisted 

Sept. 24, 1777; service, 1 mo. 9 days, at Rhode Island on a secret expedition. 

Roll sworn to at Plymouth. 

Reed, Peter. Petition addressed to the General Court, dated Concord, Sept. .30, 

1777, signed by said Reed and others who were drafted to guard Continental 
stores at Little Cambridge, Concord, Sudliuiy, etc., under Capt. Isaac "Woods, 
asking for additional wages ; petition endorsed " Leave to withdraw." 

Reed, Peter. Private, Capt. Stephen Russell's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's regt., 
Gen. Warner's brigade; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 28 days, in Northern department, including 12 days (240 miles) 
travel home. Roll dated Dracut. 

Reed, Peter. Private, Capt. John Ames's co. ; enlisted June 26, 1778; discharged 
July 20, 1778; service, 24 days; company marched to Rhode Island June 26, 

1778, and joined Col. Wade's regt. Jime 27, 1778, for 21 days service. 

Reed, Philip. Private, Capt. Caleb Kimball's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards: muster roll dated Dec. 4, 1777; company detached from militia to 
guard Lieut. Gen. BurgojTie's army ; also, .same co. and regt. ; enlisted Nov. 
13, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 22 days, at Winter Hill. 

Reed, Reuben, Lexington. Private; pay roll of a detachment from Lexington 
militia CO. commanded by Capt. John Parker; service, 2 days; detachment re- 
ported on command at Cambridge from June 17 to June 18, 1775, by order of 
Committee of Safety; also, Capt. John Bridge's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's 
regt. ; service from March 4 to March 8, 1776, 5 days ; comi)any stationed at 
Roxbury; also, Capt. John Moore's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; muster 
rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June 1, 1778 ; enlisted April 1, 1778 ; service 
guarding troops of convention ; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778; also, 
same co. and regt. ; joined April 2, 1778 ; service to July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 2 days, 
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Beed, Reuben, "Wobum. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Anny 
from Capt. Joshua Walker's 8th (Wobum) co., Col. Jonatlian Fox's (2cl Mid- 
dlesex Co.) regt. ; residence, Woburn ; engaged for town of Woburn; jomed 
Capt. Dix's CO., Col. Wesson's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered 
by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 27, 
1777; Capt. Dix's co., Col. Wesson's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. Nathan Dix's 
CO., Col. James Wesson's (9th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for ser- 
vice from April 1, 1777, to April 1, 1780; reported discharged; also, same co. 
and regt. ; return made up for the year 1777; mustered by Col. Barber, State 
Muster Master. 

Reed, Reuben. 1st Major, Col. James Convers's (4th Worcester Co.) regt. of 
Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Feb. 7, 1776. 

Reed, Reuben. Private, Capt. Joseph Cutler's co. of voltmteers; service, .32 days, 
in Northern department ; company marched from Western (Warren) and Oak- 
ham Sept. 24, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Gates. 

Reed, Richard, Shrewsbury. Capt. William Smith's co.. Col. John Nixon's (5th) 
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Reed and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, Jmie 10, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 19, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 17 days ; also, company 
I'etum dated Sept. 30, 1775; reported on command [illegible] ; also, certificate 
dated Camp Winter Hill, Dec. 18, 1775, signed by Capt. William Smith, stat- 
ing that said Reed and Tony Andrews belonging to his company, Col. Nixon's 
regt., had not received bounty coats or their equivalent in money. 

Reed, Robert, Lexington (also given Concord) . Private ; pay roll of a detachment 
from Lexington militia co. commanded by Capt. John Parker ; service, 1 day ; 
detachment reported on command at Cambridge from May 6 to May 10, 1775, by 
order of Committee of Safety; also, Capt. John Bridge's co., Col. Eleazer 
Brooks's regt. ; service from INIarch 4 to March 8, 1776, 5 days ; company sta- 
tioned at Roxbury; also, list of men who guarded the cannon at Lexington 
and thence to Cambridge ; warrant for pay allowed in Council April 26, 177(i ; 
also, Capt. Charles Miles's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; pay abstract for 
travel allowance, etc., from Ticonderoga, sworn to Feb. 16, 1777; service with 
Northern army ; 190 miles travel allowed said Reed ; also, same co. ; company 
receipt given to Edmimd Munro, for mileage and travel allowance home, dated 
Lexington, Feb. 18, 1777 ; service on campaign at Ticonderoga. 

Reed, Robert. List of prisoners appearing in a return of the main guard, dated 
Cambridge, Sept. 13, 1775, signed by Ephraim Corey, Captain of the guard ; 
said Reed, with other riflemen, confined 3 nights by Col. Thompson for 
mutiny. 

Reed, Robert. Receipt given to Maj. Dummer Sewall, dated Boothbay, Nov. 10, 
1775, signed by said Reed and others belonging to Capt. Timothy Langdon's 
CO. stationed at Boothbay, for wages for 1 mo. ; also, Fifer, Capt. Timothy 
Langdon's co. ; enlisted July 12, 1775 ; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 4 days ; 
company stationed at Boothbay for defence of seacoast. 

Reed, Sampson, Boston. List of men probably raised for Continental service 
[year not given] ; residence, Boston ; credited to town of Norton. 

Reed, Samuel, Bridgewater (also given Abmgton) . Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's 
CO. of militia. Col. Edward Mitchell's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in 
response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Abmgton and Bridgewater to 
Marshfield; service, 3 days; also, Capt. Josiah Hayden's co., Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 : enlisted May .1, 1775 : service, 
3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, muster 
roll for Sept. and Oct., 1775, dated Camp at Roxburj\ 



90 ]\IASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reed, Samuel, Bridgewater. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master 
for Pljnnouth Co. ; Col. Jacobs's regt. ; residence, Bridgewater ; enlisted by 
Capt. Fuller; mustered Aug. 28, 1779. 

Reed, Samuel, Bridgewater. Pay roll for G months men raised by the town of 
Bridgewater for service in the Continental Army at West Point during 1780 ; 
marched July 4, 1780 [service not given] ; also, list of men raised for the 
V> months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster 
in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Reed, Samuel, Dighton. Private, Capt. Elijah Walker's co.. Col. Pope's (Bristol 
Co.) regt. ; marched Dec. 8, 1776 ; service, 9 days, on the alarm at Rhode Island 
of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Reed, Saiviuel, Littleton. Captain of a company of Minute-men, Col. William 
Prescott's regt., Avhich marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 10 
days. 

Reed, Samuel, Ticonderoga. Private, Capt. Daniel Lane's co., Col. Brooks's (late 
Col. Ichabod Alden's) regt. ; Continental Anny pay accoimts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Ticonderoga. 

Reed, Samuel, Westford. Private, Capt. Timothy Underwood's co., Col. William 
Prescott's regt. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of 
April 19, 1775; service, 13 days; also, Capt. Zaccheus Wright's co.. Col. 
Brooks's regt. ; company return dated Camp at White Plains, Oct. 31, 1776 ; 
said Reed reported as in camp at White Plains and fit for duty. 

Reed, Samuel. Drummer, Capt. Samuel Ward's co.. Col. Solomon Lovell's regt. ; 
service, 4 days; company marched March 4, 1776, at the time of taking 
Dorchester Heights ; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 4 days, subsequent to 
Marcli 10, 1776 ; roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Reed, Samuel. Private, Capt. Stephen Smith's co. ; enlisted Sept. 15, 1775 ; dis- 
charged Dec. 31, 1775; service, 3 mos., 3 weeks, 2 days; company stationed at 
Machias for defence of seacoast; also, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co., Col. Ben- 
jamin Foster's (Lincoln Co.) regt. ; discharged Sept. 21, 1777 ; service, 18 days; 
company called out three different times for service at Machias. 

Reed, Samuel. List of men miistered subsequent to March 17, 1778, by James 
Leonard, Muster Master, dated April 7, 1778; Capt. Saniviel Foster's co.. Col. 
John Greaton's regt. 

Reed, Samuel. Capt. Abram Washburn's co., Col. Abijah Stems's (Stearns's) 
regt.; enlisted April 11, 1778; service to July 2, 1778, 2 mos. 24 days, at 
Castle Island. 

Reed, Samuel. Private, Capt. Israel Hix's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; 
entered service July 30, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 10, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 13 days, 
on expedition to Rhode Island ; company raised in Bristol Co. 

Reed, Samuel. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. John Cushing's regt.; 
drafted Sept. 20, 1776 ; .service, 60 days, at Rhode Island ; roll dated Newport ; 
also, Capt. William Tupper's (6th) co. (train band and alarm co. of Middle- 
borough) , Col. Sproutt's regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched to Rhode 
Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Job Peirce's co., Col. The- 
ophilus Cotten's (Pl>anouth Co.) regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1777, dated Middle- 
borough ; service, 30 days, at Rhode Island ; also, Capt. William Tupper's co., 
Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; entered service Sept. 6, 1778; discharged Sept. 
12, 1778; service, 6 days; company marched from Middleborough to Dart- 
mouth on two alarms, one in May and one in Sept., 1778. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 91 

Reed, Samuel. Private, Capt. Seth Talbut's co., Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; 
entered service Marcli 1.5, 1779 ; discharged April 15, 1779 ; service, 30 days, at 
Fall Eiver and Little Compton, R. I. 

Reed, Samuel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lakin's co.. Col. John Jacobs's (Light 
Infantry) regt. ; enlisted Sept. 16 (also given Sept. 13), 1779; discharged Nov. 
16, 1779; service, 2 mos. 3 (also given 2 mos. 8) days, at Rhode Island, includ- 
ing 60 (also given 95) miles travel home ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls fur 
Sept., Oct., and Nov., 1779, sworn to at Newport. 

Beed, Samuel. Private, Capt. Jacob Haskins's (Light Infantry) co. ; entered ser- 
vice Aug. 28, 1779; discharged Jan. 31, 1780; service, 5 mos. 6 days, travel 
included ; company raised to joia Col. John Jacobs's regt. and serve iintil 
April 1, 1780, unless sooner discharged, but formed into a separate corps for 
above service. 

Reed, Samuel. Private, Capt. John Porter's co., Col. Cyprian How's regt.. Col. 
Commandant John Jacobs's brigade ; entered service July 25, 1780 ; discharged 
Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 10 days, at Rhode Island, travel (80 miles) m- 
cluded*; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Reed, Samuel. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Charlestown for 
service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 14, 1780; dis- 
charged Dec. 10, 1780; service, 5 mos. 8 days, including travel (200 miles) 
home. [See James Reed.] 

Reed, Samuel (also given Samuel, Jr.) . Receipt dated Littleton, April 30, 1781, 
for bounty paid said Reed by Class No. 11 of the town of Littleton to serve in 
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men 
raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by 
Joseijh Hosmer, Superintendent for said county ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
8 in.; complexion, light; hair, dark; eyes, light; occupation, farmer; en- 
gaged for town of Littleton; engaged April 4, 1781; term, 3 years; also, Pri- 
vate, Capt. Francis Green's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster roll 
for July, 1781; also, muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781, dated Camp at 
Peekskill ; also, muster rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1781, Jan., Feb., and March, 
1782, dated Quarters York Hutts. 

Reed, Samuel. Private, Capt. Japhet Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's 
(6th) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Reed from 
Sept. 14, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 3 mos. 17 days. 

Reed, Samuel. Receipt dated Sept. 25, 1783, signed by "William Reed, for wages 
due his son, said Samuel Reed, deceased, for service to May 10, 1783, on board 
the frigate " Hague," commanded by Capt. John Manley. 

Reed, Samuel, Jr. Private, Lieut. Abiel "Whitmarsh's co.. Col. Thomas Carpen- 
ter's regt.; entered service July 29, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 
3 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island ; company raised to serve for 6 days at 
Tiverton. Roll sworn to in Bristol Co. 

Reed, Sajiuel, Jr. Private, Capt. Elijah "Walker's co., Col. John Hathaway's 
regt., Brig. Gen. George Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade; service, 7 days; 
company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780. 

Reed, Seth, Uxbridge. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. John Patterson's (26th) regt. ; 
service from April 20, 1775, to May 7, 1775, 18 days; also, orders of the day 
dated Cambridge, ISIay 29, and May 30, 1775, taken from Lieut. Col. Loammi 
Baldwin's Orderly Book ; said Reed, Lieutenant Colonel, reported field officer 
of the main guard for May 30, and May 31, 1775. 



92 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Keed, Seth. Private, Capt. "William Ward's (riantation No. 5) co., (late) Col. 
Ezra May's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 22, 1777; service, 
5 days; company marched to Bennington on an alarm. 

Reed, Seth. Receipt dated Lexington, May 8, 1781, for boimties jiaid said Reed 
and others by the town of Lexington to serve in the Continental Army for the 
tenu of 3 years; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agree- 
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent 
for said county; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, o ft. 5 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light ; 
eyes, blue ; occupation, farmer ; enga.sfed for town of Lexington ; engaged March 
21, 1781 ; tenn, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered m Middlesex Co. ; said Reed 
mustered March 29, 1781. 

Reed, Silas. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co.. Col. Jolui Cushing's regt. ; 
drafted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 2 mos. ; company marched to Rhode Island. 

Reed, Silas. Private, Capt. "William "Ward's (Plantation No. 5) co., (late) Col. 
Ezra May's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 22, 1777 ; service, 
5 days ; company marched to Bennington on an alarm. 

Reed, Silas. Private, Lieut. Benjamin Bates's co., in a regiment cqmmimded by 
Maj. Eliphalet Cary ; marched July 30, 1780; di.scharged Aug. 1, 1780; service", 
3 days; company marchecl from Abington to Tivei-ton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Reed, Simeon, Dighton. Private, Capt. Elijah "W^alker's co., Col. Pope's (Bristol 
Co.) regt. ; marched Dec. 15, 1776 ; sers'ice, 10 days, on the alarm at Rhode 
Island of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. James Briggs's co. ; service, 29 days; com- 
pany marched from Dighton Oct. 2, 1777, under command of Col. Freeman on 
a secret expedition to Rhode Island and was discharged Oct. 29, 1777, by Gen. 
Spencer; also, Capt. Elijah "Walker's co., Col. John Hathaway's regt.. Brig. 
Gen. George Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade ; service, 7 days ; company marched 
to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780; also, Capt. Daniel Drake's 
CO., Col. Luke Drury's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; marched from home Aug. 23, 1781; 
arrived at camp Sept. 1, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 1, 1781 ; arrived home Dec. 10, 
1781 ; service, 3 mos. 19 days, at North river ; regiment raised for 3 mouths. 

Reed, Simeon, Freetown. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 
Armj- for the term of 6 mouths, agreeable to resolve of Jimo 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Col. Timothy Bigelow, at Spring- 
field, Aug. 23, 1780; age, 25 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; engaged for town of 
Freetown ; arrived at Springfield Aug. 20, 1780 ; marched to cami) Aug. 23, 
1780, under command of Lieut. Obadiah Wetherell; reported a negro; also, 
list of men rai.sed for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Pater- 
son as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Reed, Simeon, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Eleazer Hamlen's co.. Gen. John 
Thomas's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at JLloxbury, Nov. 
9, 1775 ; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Anny from Col. 
John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt., as returned by Capt. Josiah Cusji- 
ing ; residence, Pembroke ; engaged for town of Pembroke ; joined Capt. Pope's 
CO., Col. Shepard's regt.; term, 8 months, to expire April -, 1778; also, list 
of men mu.stered between Aug. 18, 1777, and Sept. 10, 1777, bj^ James Hatch, 
Muster Master for PljTnouth Co. ; residence, Pembroke ; enlisted by Capt. 
Pope; enlistment, 8 months, to expire Jan. 10, 1778; also, Private, Capt. 
Isaac Pope's co., Col. "William Shepard's regt.; return [year not given]; 
mustered by Continental Muster Master. 

Reed, Simeon, "Westford. Private, Capt. Abi.shai Brown's co.. Col. Josiah "Whit- 
ney's regt. ; service from ^May 28, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Dec. 1, 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 93 

Reed, Simeox, continued. 

1776, (i mos. 7 (lays; rolls dated Camp at Hull; also, Capt. John Minot's cc, 
Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; arrived at destination May 10, 1777 ; discharged 
July H, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (8 days) 
to and from place of destination; roll dated "Warwick Neck ; also, 2d Corporal, 
Capt. Aaron Jewett's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; engaged July 27, 1777; 
discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 10 days, including 7 days (140 miles) 
travel home ; company raised in Littleton, "VVestford, Groton, Shirley, Town- 
send, and Ashby, and marched to Bennington on an alarm. 

Reed, Suieon. Private ; list of training soldiers belonging to 3d Wobum co. under 
Capt. Timothy "Winn, dated May 13, 1775. 

Reed, Simeon. Private, Capt. John Pain's co. ; copy of a list of men stationed at 
Winter Hill and Dorchester for about 2 months, and dismissed April 1, 1776. 

Reed, Simeon, Jr. Private, Lieut. Abiel "Whitmai-sh's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt. ; entered service July 29, 1780 ; discharged July 31, 1780 ; service, 3 days, 
on an alarm at Rhode Island ; company raised to serve for 6 days at Tiverton. 
Roll sworn to in Bristol Co. 

Reed, Simeon, Jr. Private, Capt. Elijah "Walker's co., Col. John Hathaway's 
regt.. Brig. Gen. George Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade; service, 7 days; 
company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780. 

Reed, Simon. Private, Capt. William "White's co., (late) Col. Brown's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt.; enlisted July 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 22, 1780; service, 3 mos. 10 
days, at Stone Arabia, N. Y., including 6 days (120 miles) travel home. 

Reed, Simon. Private, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co.. Col. Asa Bams's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt.; entered service Oct. 28, 1781; service, 10 days; company marched by 
order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward. 

Reed, Solomon, Jr. Private, Capt. Joshua "White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; marched Dec. 8, 1776; service, 5 days; company marched to Howland's 
Ferry, R. I., on an alarm. 

Reed, Squire. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Clark's co., in a detachment from Col. 
Barnabas Sears's regt. ; engaged July 18, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 2, 1781 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 21 days, "up the Mohawk River," iacludrag 5 days (100 miles) 
travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll sworn to In Berkshire Co. 

Reed, Stacy. Private, Capt. John Walton's co. ; enlisted Dec. 9, 1776 ; discharged 
Dec. 21, 1776 ; company detached for service at Noddle's Island. 

Reed, Stephen, Abington. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co. of militia. Col. 
Edward Mitchell's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, from Abington and Bridgewater to Marshfield ; service, 
3 days; also, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward Mitchel's regt. ; service, 5 
days ; company marched from Abington to " The Farms " in Braintree March 
4, 1776; also. Corporal, Capt. Nathan Snow's co. commanded by 2d Lieut. 
Christopher Dyer, Col. Edward Mitchel's regt.. Gen. Cushing's brigade; 
marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 2 weeks 2 days; company marched to Bristol, 
R. I., on an alarm; also, Capt. James Allen's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Maj. Eliphalet Cary ; service, 23 days; company stationed at Bristol, R. I., 
April 19, 1777; also, Lieut. Benjamin Bates's co., in a regiment commanded 
by Maj. Eliphalet Cary; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 1, 1780; ser- 
vice, 3 days; company marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an 
alarm. 

Reed, Stephen, Westford. Private, Capt. Josluia Parker's co., commanded by 
Capt. Oliver Bates prior to May 24, 1775, Col. "William Prescott's regt. ; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 26, 1775 ; service, 97 days. 



04: IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Reed, Stephen. Private, Capt. Ezra Whittelsey's co., 3d Berkshire Co. regt. ; 
entered service Oct. 120, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 22, 1780 ; service, 2 days, on the 
alai-m at the Westward of Oct. 20, 1780. 

Reed, Supply, Chelmsford. Private, Col. Moses Parker's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 8 days ; roll endorsed " L't Benj Walkers 
Roll ; " also, Capt. John Ford's co. of volunteers. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 28 (also given Sept. 27), 1777; discharged Nov. 8, 1777; service, 
40 (also given 43) days; company probably raised ui Dracut, Chelmsford, anil 
Dimstable, and marched Sept. 30, 1777, to reinforce Northern army; also, list 
of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received 
of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, 
Commissioner, dated Si)riugfield ; also, descriptive list of men raised to rein- 
force 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 11, 1780; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; 
complexion, light ; engaged for town of Chelmsford ; arrived at Springfield 
July 9, 1780; marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Ensign 
Baucraft. 

Reed, Thaddeus, Lexington. Private ; pay roll of a detachment from Lexington 
militia co. commanded by Capt. John Bridge; service, 5 days; detachment 
repoi-ted on command at Cambridge from May 11 to May 15, 1775, by order of 
Committee of Safety ; also, pay roll of a detachment from Lexington militia co. 
commanded by Capt. John Parker; service, 2 days; detachment reported on 
command at Cambridge from Jmie 17 to June 18, 1775, by order of Committee 
of Safety; also, Capt. John Bridge's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ; service 
from March 4 to March 8, 1776, 5 days ; company stationed at Roxbury ; also, 
Capt. Jesse Wjnnan's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; arrived at destmation 
May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 10, 1777, at Point Judith ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, 
at Rhode Lsland, includmg 3 days (54 miles) travel to place of destination and 
5 days travel from place of discharge home ; company raised for 2 months. 

Reed, TmvDDEUs, Littleton. Private, Capt. Solomon Kidder's co., Col. Brooks's 
regt.; company return endorsed "1776," and probably made up at White 
Plains ; said Reed reported sick at Fairfield. 

Reed, Thaddeus, Westford. Private, Capt. Timothy Underwood's co.. Col. Wil- 
liam Prescott's regt. of Minute-men, wliich marched in re.spon.se to the alarm 
of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Abijah Wyman's co.. Col. Wil- 
liam Prescott's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 26, 1775 ; 
sei-\'ice, 3 mos. 7 days; also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 3, 1775. 

Reed, Thaddeus. Private, Capt. Samuel Farrar's co.. Col. Reed's regt. ; enlisted 
Sept. 29, 1777; discharged Nov. 7, 1777; service, 1 mo. 10 days; company 
detached from Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. to reinforce army imder Gen. Gates 
at the Northward. 

Reed, Thaddeus. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agi-eeable to 
resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said 
county; age, 42 yrs. ; .stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark; eyes, 
dark; occupation, fanner; engaged for town of Westford ; engaged March 20, 
1781 ; term, 3 years; also, return of recruits sent by the state of Massachusetts 
as portion of her quota of the Continental Army subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781, who 
were reported as unfit for duty ; 4th Mass. regt. ; age, 44 yrs. 11 mos. ; stature, 
5 ft. 3 in. ; engaged for town of Westford ; term, 3 years. 

Reed, Thomas, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's co.. Col. John 
Nixon's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 : enlisted April 23, 1775 ; ser\'ice, 
3 mos. 16 days. 



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Reed, Thomas, Taunton. Private, Capt. Edward Blake's co.. Col. George "Wil- 
liams's regt. ; service, 8 days, on the alarm at Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776; 
travel (54 miles) allowed to camp at Warren, R. I., via Rehoboth, and home. 

Reed, Thomas. Return of the train band of 1st Wobuni co. under Capt. Josiah 
Johnson, made by Abijah Thompson, Clerk, dated April 30, 1775. 

Reed, Thomas. Capt. Jonas Richardson's co.. Col. James Frj-e's (1st) regt. ; receipt 
for advance pay, signed by said Reed and others, dated CamVmdge, June 9, 
1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; comjjany return [probably Oct., 1775] ; 
enlisted April 2!), 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 22, 1775. 

Reed, Thomas. Private, Capt. Noah Allen's (late Capt. Moses Soul's) co.. Col. 
Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776 ; 
enlisted April 15, 1776 ; reported drowned July 6, 1776. 

Reed, Thomas. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward Mitchel's regt., 
Gen. Cushing's brigade ; service, 1 week 3 days ; com^jany marched from 
Abington to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 9, 1776, on an alarm. 

Reed, Thomas. Private, Capt. Benjamin Willcox's co.. Col. Nathaniel Freeman's 
regt. ; entered service Sept. 29, 1777 ; service, 30 days, on a secret expedition 
to Rhode Island. 

Reed, Thomas. Capt. Abram Washburn's co., Col. Abijah Stems's (Stearns's) 
regt. ; enlisted April 11, 1778 ; service to July 2, 1778, 2 mos. 24 days, at 
Castle Island. 

Reed, Thomas. Private, Capt. Elijah Walker's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt.. 
Brig. Gen. George Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade; service, 7 days; company 
marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780. 

Reed, Thomas. Private, Capt. Job Cook's (16th) co.. Col. Hathaway's (2d Bristol 
Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 7 [1780] ; discharged Aug. 8 [1780] ; service, 
2 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Dartmouth. 

Reed, Thomas. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Maj. Eliphalet Gary's regt. ; 
marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days; company 
marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an alann. 

Reed, Thomas. Private, Capt. Williams Barker's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotten's 
regt.; detached March 6, 1781; discharged March 20, 1781; service, 18 days, 
at Rhode Island, including travel (60 miles) to place of rendezvous. 

Reed, Tho>ias. Receipt dated Waltham, April 2, 1782, for bounty paid said Reed 
by Jonathan Steams, Chairman of Class No. 3 of the town of Waltham, to 
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Reed, Timothy, Lanesborough. Private, Capt. Asa Bams's co.. Col. Patterson's 
regt. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; entered service April 22, 1775 ; service, 9 days. 

Reed, Timothy. General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Oct. 4, 1776, 
taken from Col. Wheelock's Orderly Book; said Reed, Sergeant Major, Col. 
Woodbridge's regt., appointed Ensign, vice Ensign Abuer Lj-men, advanced; 
also, Ensign, Capt. Asa Bams's co.. Col. Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge's 
regt. ; list of officers [year not given]. 

Reed, Timothy. Private, Capt. Israel Hix's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; 
entered service July 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service, 1 mo. 13 
days, on expedition to Rhode Island ; company raised in Bristol Co. 



9G MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAU.ORS 

Keed, Timothy. Private, Capt. Josliua White's co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout'.s regt. ; 
entered service St'pt. 6, 1778; discliarged Se^jt. 12, 1778; service, (5 days; com- 
pany marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May and one in Sept., 1778. 
Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Reed, Timothy. Capt. Asa Bams's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; service, 
5 days, on an alarm at the Northward ; company marched from Lanesborough 
Oct. 20, 1780. 

Reed, Timothy, Jr. Copy of a list of men belonging to Capt. Nathaniel Carpen- 
ter's CO., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt., .stationed at " Obdik New Town " for 
1 month, dated July 20, 1777. 

Reed, Tisdale, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Daniel Egerj-'s co. of Minute-men, 
■which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alaiiii of April 19, 1775; 
service, 5 days; also, list of men who marched from Dartmouth to camp 
under command of Capt. Benjamin Dillingham and arrived there Feb. 15, 
177G. 

Reed, Uriah, Taunton. Private, Capt. Francis Luscombe's co., Col. Timothy 
Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 3, 1775 ; service, 
3 mos. 5 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 0, 1775 ; also, order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated lloxbury, Nov. 27, 1775; also, list of 
men who went with Capt. Soper in 1776, to serve for 1 year ; also. Private, Light 
Infantry co.. Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts for 
service from Sept. 8, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Nathaniel Jarvis's co.. 
Col. Jackson's regt.; pay roll for Feb., 1778; also, .same co. and regt.; pay 
rolls for Jmie, July, and Aug., 1778, sworn to in Camp at Providence; also, 
same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778, sworn to at Pawtuxet; also, Lieut. 
Thomas Ilimt's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for Dec, 1778, and Feb., 

1779, sworn to at Pawtuxet ; also, Capt. Thomas Hunt's (4th) co., Col. Jack- 
son's regt. ; pay roll for March, 1779, sworn to at Pawtuxet ; also, Capt. Wil- 
liam Scot's (4th) CO., Col. Jackson's regt. ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated 
Garrison at Pawtuxet; enlLsted Sept. 8, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; also, ^th. 
CO., Col. Jackson's regt.; company return dated Providence, July 8, 1779; 
also, Capt. William Scott's (Light Infantry) co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay 
roll for Oct., 1779; also. Light Infantry co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; regimental 
return made uj) to Dec. 31, 1779, dated Camp at Providence ; also. Major's co., 
Col. Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 

1780, to Sept. 8, 1780; also, return certified at Camp near Morristo\vn, April 
30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. 
Jackson's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sher- 
burne's regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of 
Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; Capt. 
Scott's CO. ; rank. Private ; residence, Taunton ; engaged for town of Taunton ; 
engaged Sept. 8, 1777; term, 3 years; also, Capt. William Scott's (Light In- 
fantry) CO., Col. Jackson's (KJth) regt.; muster rolls for April-July, 1780; 
reported transferred to Major's co. Aug. 1, 1780; also. Sergeant, Capt. Daniel 
Drake's co.. Col. Luke Drury's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; marched from home Aug. 
23, 1781 ; arrived at camp Sept. 1, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 1, 1781 ; arrived home 
Dec. 10, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 19 days, at North river ; regiment raised for 3 
months. 

Reed, Ward. Private, Capt. Lawson Buckminster'sco., in a regiment commanded 
by Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce; entered service May 16, 1779; discharged July 
1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 19 days, at Rhode Island, including travel home; com- 
pany ordered to serve at Tiverton, R. I., until July 1, 1779; also, Capt. Wil- 
liam Green's co., Col. Cyjirian How's regt. ; entered service Aug. 25, 1780, 
3 days preceding march; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 2 mos. 12 days, 



IX THE WAR OF TIIE REVOLUTION. 97 

Reed, Ward, continued. 

at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) home; regiment raised for 
3 months; also, descrij)tive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to 
resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as retvuTied by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said 
county; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark; hair, dark ; eyes, 
blue ; occui)ation, laborer (also given farmer) ; engaged for town of Wobum ; 
engaged April 1, 1781; term, 3 years; also, order on Capt. Haj'^vood, payable 
to Jonathan Reed, dated Wobuni, March 2^3, 1784, signed by said Reed, for 
wages due him for service in 6th Mass. regt. in 1781 and 1782. 

Reed, William, Abington. Captain of a company of Minute-men, Col. John Bai- 
ley's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 1 week 

I day; also, Captain, Gen. John Thomas's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775; engaged April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 5 days; also. Captain, 
Col. Bailey's regt. ; returns of officers for rations between June 11, 1775, and 
Aug. 3, 1775, dated Roxbury ; also, company return dated Camp at Roxbury, 
Oct. 6, 1775. 

Reed, Williajni, Abmgton. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co. of militia. Col. 
Edward Mitchell's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the 
alarm of Ai^ril 19, 1775, from Abington and Bridgewater to Marshfield ; service, 
3 days; also, Cai)t. Nathan Snow's co. commanded by 2d Lieut. Christopher 
Dyer, Col. Edward Mitchel's regt.. Gen. Cushing's brigade; marched Dec. 9, 
1776; service, 2 weeks; company marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm. 

Reed, William, Danvers. Capt. Gideon Foster's co., Col. John Mansfield's regt. ; 
receipt for advance pay, signed by said Reed and others, dated Cambridge, July 
4, 1775 ; also, 4th Corporal, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; 
enlisted May 9, 1775; sersuce, 2 mos. 27 days; also, Capt. John Baker's co.. 
Col. Mansfield's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson; 
company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for money in lieu of boimty 
coat dated Camp at Winter Hill, Dec. 25, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Stephen 
Wilkens's co., Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, 
etc., from Albany home, sworn to Jan. 15, 1777; 215 miles travel allowed said 
Reed. 

Reed, William, Great Barrington. List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, 
and June 1, 1778, by Truman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; term, 
3 years or during war; reported received State boimty; also, Private, 6th co., 
Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
April 15, 1777, to June 26, 1777 ; reported deserted June 25, 1777 ; also, Capt. 
Isaac Warren's co.. Col. Bailey's regt.; company return dated Camp Valley 
Forge, Jan. 24, 1778; residence. Great Barrington; also, descriptive list of 
deserters from Col. Bailey's (2d) regt. subsequent to Jan. 1, 1777, as returned 
by Ezra Badlam, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant ; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 

II in.; complexion, light; hair, light; enlistment, 3 years; deserted June 15, 
1777. 

Reed, William, Lexington. Pay roll of a detachment from Lexington alann co. 
commanded by Capt. Edmund Munro; service, 5 days; detachment reported 
on command at Cambridge from May 16 to May 20, 1775, by order of Committee 
of Safety. 

Reed, William, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. Theophilus 
Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 9, 1775; service, 
3 mos. ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or 
its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxburj-, Nov. 17, 1775. 

Reed, William, Middleborough. Private, 2d Middleborough co. commanded by 
Lieut. John Barrows, Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; service, 12 days ; company 



98 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Eeed, "VTilliam, continued. 

marched from Middleborough to Howland's Ferry, R. I., Dec. 8, 1776, on an 
alarm. 

Bebd, William, Newbury. Descriptive list of men raised in Essex Co. for the term 
of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of 
April 20, 1778; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; hair, 
brown ; eyes, blue ; residence, Newbury ; arrived at Fishkill June 12, 1778 ; 
also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan "Warner, Commissioner, by 
Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of Newbuiy ; also, list of men 
returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated 
Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778. 

Bebd, "Williaji, Newbury. List of men raised for the 6 mouths service and returned 
by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Toto- 
way, Oct. 25, 1780; also, Private; pay roll for 6 months men detached from 
militia of the town of Newbury for service in the Continental Army during 
1780; marched to camp July 3, 1780; discharged Dec. 11, 1780; service, 5 mos. 
20 days, including travel (240 miles) home. 

Keed, "William, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's co. of militia, Col. 
Anthony Thomas's rogt., which marched April 20, 1775, in resj)onse to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days ; also, Capt. Freedom Chamberlin's co., 
Col. Cary's regt. ; company return dated " Cortlands manner," Nov. 22, 1776. 

Keed, "William, Swanzey. Private, Capt. Peleg Peck's co., Col. Thomas Carpen- 
ter's regt.; entered service Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 8 
days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; by order of Col. 
Slead all the men in Swanzey were joined in one company imder Capt. Peck, 
tlie other officers refusing to serve. 

Reed, "William, TVestford. Private, Capt. Joshua Parker's co., commanded by 
Capt. Oliver Bates prior to May 24, 1775, Col. "William Prescott's regt. ; mus- 
ter roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 19, 1773 ; service, 74 days ; also, Capt. 
Abishai Brown's co.. Col. Josiah "Whitney's regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, 
to Dec. 1, 1776, 1 mo. 3 days, including travel (63 miles) home ; roll dated Camp 
at Hull; also, Capt. Jolm Mmot's co.. Col. Josiah "Whitney's regt.; arrived 
at destination May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 9, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, 
at Rhode Island, including travel (8 days) to and from place of destination ; roll 
dated "Warwick Neck. 

Eeed, "William, "Weymouth. Private, Capt. Joseph Trufant's (Independent) co. ; 
enlisted May 9, 1775 ; service, 8 mos. ; also, order for boiuity coat or its equiva- 
lent in money dated "Weymouth, Dec. 30, 1775, jjayable to Col. Solomon Lovell ; 
also. Private, Capt. Joseph Trufant's (Independent) co. ; enlisted Feb. 1, 1776; 
service, 2 mos. 8 days ; company stationed at "Wej'mouth for defence of seacoast. 

Beed, William, "Williamsburg. Private, Capt. Abel Thayer's co. of militia, which 
marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 15^ 
days ; reported returned home : also, return dated Williamsburg, Feb. 18, 1778, 
signed by Capt. Samuel Fairfield, of men drafted for 8 months to complete the 
number of Continental soldiers to be raised by the town of Williamsburg. 

Reed, William. Capt. Timothy Jackman's detachment, which marched by order 
of Selectmen and Committee of Safety of Rowley to guard Gloucester harbor 
and the brig "Nancy," brought in by Capt. Manley; service, 5 days. Roll 
sworn to at Watertown, Dec. 19, 1775. 

Reed, William. Receipt given to Dummer Sewall, dated Georgetown, Nov. 2, 
1775, signed by said Reed and others belonging to Capt. James Lemont's co., 
for advance pay for 1 month ; also. Private, Capt. James Lemont's co. ; en- 



IX TIIE AVAK OF THE REVOLUTION. 99 

Keed, AVilliaji, continued. 

listed July 22, 1775 ; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 5 mos. 22 days ; company sta- 
tioned at Georgetown, Lincoln Co., for defence of seacoast. 

Reed, TVilliam. Private, Capt. Thomas Nash's co.. Col. Solomon Lovell's regt. ; 
service, 4 days, subsequent to March 10, 1776. Roll sworn to at Weymouth. 

Reed, Williasi. Sergeant, Capt. William Lithgow's co. ; marched Feb. 19, 1776; 
service to March 22, 1776, 1 mo. 2 days ; comjjany stationed at Falmouth, Cujn- 
berland Co., for defence of seacoast. 

Reed, Williaji. Private, Capt. William Lithgow's co. ; marched Feb. 19, 1776 ; 
discharged Nov. 23, 1776 ; service, 9 mos. 4 days ; company stationed at Fal- 
mouth, Cumberland Co., for defence of seacoast. 

Reed, Williaji. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; 
marched Dec. 8, 1776 ; service, 4 days ; company marched to Holland's Ferry, 
R. I., on an alarm. 

Reed, Willl^ji. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Capt. Christopher Marshall's co., 
Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. 

Reed, William. Lieutenant, Capt. Timothy Langdon's co. ; engaged July 12, 
1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 4 days; company stationed at Boothbay 
for defence of seacoast; also, Captain; engaged Aug. 19, 1777; discharged 
Sept. 28, 1777 ; sen-ice, 1 mo. 10 days ; company called on dxity from several 
townships for service at ^Machias by order of Col. Jonathan Buck. 

Reed, Willlui. Private, Capt. Henry Hunter's co., Col. Jones's regt. ; service, 2 
days, on an alann, in defence of a ship loading with masts at Sheepscot river ; 
roll dated Newcastle, Sept. 15, 1777 ; also, certificate dated Damariscotta, Oct. 
11, 1777, signed by Stephen Hodsdon, Captain, 10th co.. Col. William Jones's 
(3d Lincobi Co.) regt., givmg the names of seven men, besides himself (that 
of said Reed, however, being stricken out), who were at Pownalborough Sept. 
10, 1777, at the retaking of a ship loaded with masts, lj"ing in Pownalborough 
harbor, after she had been in possession of a party of men belonging to the 
enemy's shiji "Rainbow " 17 hours. 

Reed, William. Ensign, Capt. Nicholas Crosby's co.. Col. John Allan's regt. ; 
engaged Oct. 7, 1777 ; discharged Dec. .31, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 5 days, includ- 
ing 11 days (220 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for defence of Machias. 

Reed, Williaji. Private, Capt. John Barrows's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 6, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 6 days; com- 
pany marched from Middleborough to Dartmouth on two alarms, one in May 
and one in Sept., 1778. Roll sworn to at jSIiddleborough. 

Reed, William. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel" from Halifax 
to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by 
Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners ; reported a Seaman. 

Reed, William. Private, Capt. Benjamin Peabody's co.. Col. Wade's regt. ; entered 
service July 5, 1780; discharged Oct. 12, 1780; service, 3 mos. 20 days, includ- 
ing 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Essex Co. to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months. 

Reed, William. Capt. William Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; entered 
service Aiig. 14, 1777 ; service, 8 days ; company marched from Gageborough 
to Bermmgton Aug. 14, 1777, by order of Gen. Stark on an alann ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; entered service Sept. 20, 1777 ; service, 15 days ; company marched 
from Gageborough Sept. 5, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Lincoln at Paw- 
let; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; entered service Oct. 13, 1780; discharged 



100 aiASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Keed, WILLLA3I, continued. 

Oct. 18, 1780 ; sen-ice, 6 days, on an alann at the Northward ; company marched 
from Windsor to Shaftsbury Oct. 13, 1780, by order of Gen. Fellows. 

Reed, "William. Private, Capt. Joshua Benson's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accovmts for service from July 6 to July 13, 1777 ; re- 
ported deserted ; also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. -, 1778 ; 
reported a transient ; a^so, descriptive list of deserters from Col. Rufus Put- 
nam's (5th) regt., dated Nov. 20, 1780; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; com- 
plexion, light; hair, light brown; term, 3 years; deserted July 15 (also given 
July 13) , 1777, " on the March at Grate Barington ; " reported a stranger. 

Reed, "Williaji, 2d. Private, Capt. Abner Bourn's co., Col. Ebenezer "White's 
regt. ; marched Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 9 days ; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. Roll sworn to at 
Middleborough. 

Reed, "William, 3d, Lexington. Private ; pay roll of a detachment from Lexington 
militia co. commanded by Capt. John Parker ; ser\-ice, 5 days ; detachment re- 
ported on command at Cambridge from May 6 to May 10, 1775, by order of Com- 
mittee of Safety; also, payroll of a detachment from Lexington militia co. 
commanded by Capt. John Parker ; service, 2 days ; detachment reported on 
command at Cambridge from July 17 to July 18, 1775, by order of Committee 
of Safety. 

Reed, Zachary, "Wrentham. Private, Capt. John Gay's co.. Col. Ebenezer Fran- 
cis's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance to camp and home, etc., sworn to 
in Suffolk Co., Nov. 29, 1776; said Reed credited with allowance for 2 days 
(31 miles) travel ; company drafted from Roxbury, Dedham, Needham, Med- 
field, Wrentham, AValpole, Medway, Bellingham, Beverly, Danvers, Middle- 
ton, and Manchester. 

Reed, Zadok, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Frederick Pope's co., Col. Paul Dud- 
ley Sargent's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted Jime 25, 1775; 
service, 1 mo. 9 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp before Boston, Nov. 11, 
1775; also, Private, Capt. James Allen's co., Col. Simeon Carj^'s regt.; pay 
abstract for mileage, dated Camp near New York, Aug. 9, 1776 ; mileage for 
251 miles allowed said Reed. 

Reede, Benjamin, Kennebec. Mate, brigantine " Addition," commanded by Capt. 
Joseph Pratt; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Jime 17, 1780; 
age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Kennebec. 

Reede, Ebenezer. Petition addressed to the General Court, dated Concord, Sept. 
30, 1777, signed by said Reede and others who were drafted to gvuvrd Continen- 
tal stores at Little Cambridge, Concord, Sudburj', etc., under Capt. Isaac Woods, 
asking for additional wages ; petition endorsed " Leave to withdraw." 

Reede, Luke. Private, Capt. Elnathan Haskell's co.. Col. William Shepard's (4th) 
regt. ; muster roll for Sept., 1781 ; enlisted Aug. 16, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years. 

Reeding, Ebenezer, Dighton. Private, Capt. Elijah Walker's co.. Col. Pope's 
(Bristol Co.) regt. ; marched Dec. 8, 1776 ; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island on 
the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Reedmaker, John. Treasury pay roll drawn for amount of gratuity due non- 
commissioned officers and soldiers of the Mass. Line of the Continental Army, 
agreeable to resolve of Jan. 15, 1781 ; 1st Artillery regt. ; rank, Matross. 

Reeds, Oliver. List of men between the ages of sixteen and sixty who were liable 
to bear arms, as returned to Col. Green, dated Bedford, May 15, 1775. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 101 

Reeed, Elijah. CajH. Isaac Wood's co., Col. Tbeophilus Cotton's regt. ; order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbiuy, Nov. 17, 1775. 

Reeks, John. Account of rations due officers, etc., of the brig "Hazard," com- 
manded by Capt. Jolm F. Williams, dated Boston ; rations allowed said Reeks, 
Captain of the " Litchet," from Jan. 8, 1779, to March 6, 1779; credited with 
57 days allowance; reported 3d cruise of vessel. 

Reely, Elijah. List of men enlisted into the Continental Army by Maj. John G. 
Frazier and turned over to Capt. Nathaniel Cushing, who were directed to 
join Col. Paterson's regt. by order dated Headquarters, Nov. 17, 177G, signed 
by D. Adj. Gen. J. Trumbull; Capt. Wallcutt's co.. Col. Stark's regt. [See 
Elijah Kelly.] 

Reemer, Henry. Private, Capt. Moses McFarland's corps of invalids stationed 
at Boston ; Continental Anny pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to 
Dec. 31, 1780; term, during war; reported transferred from Col. Vose's regt. ; 
also reported deceased and without heirs. 

Reemure, Henrt, Boston. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 1st Middlesex Co. regt., as returned by Lieut. Stephen Frost, agreeable 
to order of Council of Nov. 7, 1777 ; residence, Boston ; engaged for town of 
Cambridge. 

Reent, John, Southwick. Ensign, Capt. Silas Fowler's co. of Minute-men, which 
marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 16 
days. [See Jolin Keent.] 

Rees, Martinis. Corporal, Capt. Jolm H. Wendell's co., Col. Goose Van Schaick's 
(1st New York) regt.; muster roll for Jan.-March, 1781, dated West Point; 
enlistment, during war; also, (late) Capt. Wendell's co., Col. Van Schaick's 
regt. ; muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point. 

Rees, Stoker. List of prisoners sent from Newport, R. I., in the prison-ship " Lord 
Sandwich " and landed at Bristol March 7, 1778; reported a Prize Master. 

Reese, George. Fifer, Capt. Joseph Prowell's co., in a regiment commanded by 
Lieut. Col. John Parke ; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 

Reese, John D. Stocker. Gunner's Mate, State brig "Hazard," commanded by 
Capt. John Foster Williams ; engaged July 6, 1778; discharged Oct. 14, 1778; 
service, 3 mos. 10 days. 

Reet [?], John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bonney's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's 
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., dated Chesterfield, March 13, 
1777 ; 170 miles travel allowed said Reet ; company marched to Ticonderoga 
to reinforce Northern army. [See John Keet.] 

Reevely, . [This name also appears under the form of Revely.] 

Reevely, Edward. Seaman, brig "Hazard," commanded by Capt. John Foster 
Williams; engaged March 1, 1779; discharged April 20, 1779; service, 1 mo. 
20 days. Roll dated Boston. 

Reevely, Edward. Prize Master, brig "Hazard," commanded by Capt. Jolm F. 
Williams; engaged May 2, 1779 ; service to Sept. 6, 1779, 4 mos. 5 days; stature, 
5 ft. 6^ in. ; nationality, American ; roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; also, accoimt 
of rations issued to imder officers of the State ship "Protector" iirevious to 
her going to sea ; rations allowed .said Reevely, Prize Master, from Nov. 25, 
1779, to March 14, 1780; credited with 110 days allowance. [See Joseph 
Reveley.] 

Reeves, . [This name also appears imder the form of Reanes, Reave, Reaves, 

Reves, Rives.] 



102 I^LVSSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 



Keeves, John, Dartmouth. Descriptive list of deserters from 25th regt., com- 
manded by Col. William Bond subsequent to Jan. 1, 1776; Capt. Egery's co. ; 
a'^e, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. t) in.; complexion, light; residence, Dartmouth; 
deserted April 27, 1776. 

Reeves, Nathaniel, Sudbury. Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel Cudworth's co. of 
]SIinute-men, Col. Abijah Peirce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775; service, 5 days; also, Ensign, Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co. ; return 
of Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt. showing officers to be commissioned ; recom- 
mended in Committee of Safety at Cambridge, June 17, 1775, that said officers 
be commissioned by Provincial Congress; an unsigned order directs that com- 
missions be delivered above officers with the exception of Capt. Joseph Steb- 
bins; also, Ensign, Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 24, 1775 ; service, 3 mos., 
2 weeks, 1 day; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Reeves, William. Receipt dated Fort Washington, Aug. 17, 1776, signed by said 
Reeves and others belonging to Capt. Addison Richardson's co., for wages for 
Contmental service in Nov. and Dec, 1775. 

Reeves, William. Matross, Capt. Edward Fettyplace's (Marblehead) co. ; enlisted 
Sept. 1, 1776; service to Jan. 1, 1777, 4 mos., in defence of seacoast. 

Reevin, James, Milton. Descriptive list dated West Pomt, Jan. 29, 1781 ; Capt. 
Pillsbury's co., 6th Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Smith ; rank, Private ; 
age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; eyes, dark ; 
residence, Milton ; enlisted Jan. 22, 1777. by Lieut. Leonard Miller ; enlistment, 
during war. 

Regan, Stephen. Seaman, brigantrne " Freedom," commanded by Capt. John 
Clouston ; engaged Sept. 1, 1777 ; discharged Sept. 14, 1777 ; service, 13 days. 

Regiway, Isaac, Boston. Fifer, Capt. Joseph Williams's co.. Col. John Greaton's 
(2d) regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for service from Feb. 19, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serving 10 mos. 19 days as Private, 23 mos. 23 days 
as Fifer; also, same co. and regt. ; return [year not given] ; residence, Boston ; 
enlisted for town of Reading ; mustered by County Muster Master Barber. 

Regner, . Accoimt of goods sold to officers of the Continental Army by the 

Board of War between July 17, 1777, and Oct. -, 1779 ; said Regner, Colonel, 
charged Dec. -, 1777, £32 8s for 9 yards of blue cloth. 

Rehow, John. Private, Capt. Walter Bicker's co., in a regiment commanded by 
Lieut. Col. John Parke; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 

Reib, George. Lieutenant, Capt. William White's (Light Infantry) co., Lieut. 
Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster rolls of field, staff, and commissioned 
officers for June, July, and Aug., 1781; appointed April 16, 1780; reported on 
command with light infantry. 

Reid, James. Matross, Capt. James Swan's (1st) co.. Col. Crafts's (Artillery) 
regt.; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Dec. 1, 1776, 4 mos.; rolls dated Boston; 
also, Capt. Philip Marott's (1st) co., Col. Crafts's regt. ; service from Dec. 1, 
1776, to Feb. 1, 1777, 2 mos. ; roll sworn to at Boston. 

Reid, John, Jr. List of men subscribmg to regulations for foi-mation of an Inde- 
pendent CO. to be raised in Boston ; officers of said Boston Independent co. 
commissioned in Comicil Dec. 7, 1776, ]VIa.j. Gen. John Hancock to serve as 
Colonel, Henry Jackson to serve as Lieutenant Colonel. 

Reidel, John Henry, Sutton. Coi-poral, Capt. Thomas Melvill's (2d) co.. Col. 
Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc. ; Capt. Mel- 



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Reidel, John Hekry, continued. 

vill's receipt for amovuitof abstract, dated Boston, June 8, 1776; also, same co. 
and regt. ; engaged May 18, 1776; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 79 days; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos. 

REiDELii, Henry. Ensign and Paymaster, Col. Armand's Legion; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780. 

Reidle, John Henry, Sutton. Sergeant, Capt. Thomas Melvill's (2d) co., Col. 
Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to May 8, 1777, 
6 mos. 7 days. Rolls sworn to at Boston. 

Reighart, "William. Descriptive list of men detached from Boston regt. to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the time of their 
arrival at place of rendezvous, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned as 
received of Maj. Stephen Badlam, by Capt. Anthony Burk, at Roxbury, July 
3, 1779, to be delivered to Jiistin Ely, Esq., at Springfield ; age, 31 yrs. ; statiire, 
5 ft. 8iin. ; complexion, fair ; haii-, sandy; eyes, blue; reported detached from 
Capt. Lormg's co. ; also, list of men returned as received of Stephen Badlam, 
Superintendent for Suffolk Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, at Springfield, 
July 9, 1779, at the hands of Mr. Anthony Burk. 

Reighmond, Nathan. Sergeant, Capt. Asa Prince's co., Col. Danforth Keyes's 
regt. ; engaged Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Jan. 3, 1778; service, 4 mos. 18 days, 
at Rhode Island ; roll dated Danvers ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll dated 
Providence, Dec. 31, 1777. 

Reignford, John, Boston. Descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 28, 1781 ; Capt. 
Williams's co., 2d Mass. regt.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; hair, 
light ; occupation, cordwainer ; residence, Boston ; enlisted April 15, 1780, by 
Capt. Williams, at Fishkill ; enlistment, during war. 

Reiley, Francis. Marine, frigate " Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker ; 
engaged March 8, 1779. Roll made up for advance pay for 1 month. 

Reiley, James. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Nov. 9, 1777; Col. Crane's regt. 

Reiley, Jajvies. Receipt dated Mansfield, May 28, 1781, for bounty paid said Reiley 
by Lieut. Elijah Hodges, Chairman of a class of the town of Mansfield, to 
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, list of men raised 
in Bristol Co. to serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 
2, 1780, as attested by James Williams, Superintendent for said county, dated 
Taunton; also, descriptive list of men returned as received by Ebenezer 
Crocker, at Taunton, Jiine 6, 1780 [81], to be conducted to Springfield and 
delivered to Col. Shepard ; age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ; complexion, sandy ; 
occupation, mason ; engaged for town of Mansfield ; term, 3 years ; also, list of 
United States pensioners made up to Dec. 31, 1787, as returned by Jolm Lucas, 
Commissary of Pensions ; regt. of artillery ; reported disabled by reason of con- 
sumption; pensioned Sept. 1, 1782; died Dec. 7, 1782. 

Reiley, John. Private, Major's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accoimts for service from ;May 9, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Major's co., 
(late) Col. Wigglesworth's regt. commanded by Maj. John Porter; muster roll 
for March and April, 1779, dated Providence ; enlisted April 20 [year not given] ; 
enlistment, during war ; reported on command at Providence. 

Reiley, Thomas. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster blaster for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Sept. 28, 1777; Col. Crane's regt. 

Reiley, Thomas. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 26, 1778; Col. Crane's regt. 



104 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Reilley, Mark. Pay roll for wages of a detachment from 2d Harpswell co. under 
Cai)t. Nath. Purenton for 5 days service, etc., at the works on Falmouth Neck, 
as returned to Col. Jonathan Mitchell; warrant allowed in Council Jan. 23, 
1779. 

Reilley, Mark, Jr. Pay roll for wages of a detachment from 2d Harpswell co. 
vmder Capt. Nath. Purenton for 5 days .service, etc., at the works on Falmouth 
Neck, as returned to Col. Jonathan Mitchell; warrant allowed in Council 
Jan. 23, 1779. 

Reily, George. Landsman, frigate " Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel 
Tucker; engaged June 26, 1779; reported in the "Mermaid." Roll made up 
for advance pay for 1 month. 

Reily, Hugh. Sergeant, Capt. Hamden's co.. Col. Bridge's regt. ; receipt for ad- 
vance pay, .signed by said Reily and others, dated Camp at Cambridge, June 
22, 1775. 

Reily, John. Receipt dated March 28, 1781, for bounty paid said Reily bj' the town 
of Rowley to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Reily, Thomas. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 5th 
Suffolk Co. regt., as returned by Col. Ebenezer Thayer, Jr. ; engaged for town 
of Braintree; joined Capt. Niles's co., Col. Crane's regt.; term, 3 years; re- 
ported a transient. 

Reimer, . [This name also appears under the form of Eamor, Reamer, Reemer, 

Reemure, Remer, Rihmer.] 

Reqier, Henry, Boston. Matross, Capt. James Swan's (1st) co.. Col. Thomas 
Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; abstract for advance pay, etc., sworn to at Boston, 
June 8, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 
1776, 3 mos. 

Reinard, Jacques. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Siiffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 28, 1779; Capt. Knapp's co.. Col. Shepard's 
regt. [See Jacob Renard.] 

Reinbalt, Jn. Wm. List dated Boston, Feb. 11, 1779, of men detached from Col. 
Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt. by order of Brig. Gen. Lovel to serve at Provi- 
dence, R. I., agreeable to order of General Court of June 10, 1778, and mus- 
tered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co. 

Reinfielder, . [This name also appears under the forni of Riniielder.] 

Reinfielder, John. Descriptive list of men detached from Boston regt. to serve 
in the Contmental Anuy for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival 
at place of rendezvous, agreeable to resolve of Jime 9, 1779, returned as received 
of Maj. Stephen Badlam, by Capt. Anthony Burk, at Roxbury, July 3, 1779, 
to be delivered to Justin Ely, Esq., at Springfield ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
3 in.; complexion, sandy ; hair, red ; eyes, blue; reported detached from Ca^it. 
Studson's CO. ; also, list of men returned as received of Stephen Badlam, Super- 
intendent for Suffolk Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, at Springfield, July 9, 
1779, at the hands of Mr. Anthony Burk. 

Reinford, John, Boston. Private, Capt. A. "Williams's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 8, 1780, to Dec. 
31, 1780; residence, Boston; term, during war. 

Reinhart, Tillock. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to 
resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said 
county; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 m. ; complexion, light; hair, light; eyes, 
blue; occupation, weaver ; engaged for town of "Watertown; engaged March 
31, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 



IN THE WAK OF THE REVOLUTION. 105 

Reins, Edward. Private, Capt. Thomas Bragdon's co., (late) Col. Storer's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 23, 1777 ; service, 85 days, with 
Northern army, includiag 15 days (300 miles) travel home ; company discharged 
at Queman's Heights. 

K.EINS, Nathaniel. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Bragdon's co., (late) Col. Storer's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service with 
Northern army ; company discharged at Queman's Heights. 

Reith, John. Private, Capt. William Hooper's co. ; enlisted Sept. 1, 1776 ; dis- 
charged Nov. 15, 1776 ; service, 2 mos. 15 days. Roll dated Marblehead. 

Relay, Henry. Seaman, brigantine " Massachusetts," commanded by Capt. John 
Lambert; engaged Jan. 17, 1778. Roll made up for advance pay for 1 month 
and sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Relef, Benjamin, Amherst. Private, Capt. Reuben Dickenson's co.. Col. Ruggles 
"Woodbridge's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., to Ticonderoga 
and home in 1776 ; 301 miles travel allowed said Relef. 

Relph, Charles. Private, Capt. Joseph Palmer's co.. Col. John Cushing's regt. ; 
marched Sept. 27, 1776; service, 22 days, at Rhode Island. Roll dated New- 
port and sworn to at Falmouth. 

Relt, . General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Sept. 19, 1776, taken 

from Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Orderly Book; Ensign Baza'l "Wells appointed 
2d Lieutenant, Col. Burrell's regt., vice said Rely, Lieutenant, advanced. 
[See John Wiley.] 

Rely, Henry, Maiden. Private, Capt. Jolm "Walton's co., Col. Brooks's regt. ; 
company return dated Oct. 31, 1776 ; reported wounded and in hospital. 

Reiiach, Samuel. Private, Capt. Thomas MighiU's co.. Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
regt. ; pay abstract for April, 1776 ; reported as having been paid for 19 days 
service in Dec. [1775], not made uj) m any previous roll. 

Remack, John. Private, Capt. James Tisdale's co., Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; 
muster roll for June, 1781, dated Camp Phillipsburgh ; enlisted Feb. 28, 1781 ; 
enlistment, 3 years; also, muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781, dated Camp 
Peekskill; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated Camp Highlands; 
also, muster roll for Jan., 1782; also, Capt. Tisdale's (.3d) co., Col. Greaton's 
regt.; muster rolls for Sept. and Oct., 1782; also, Capt. Tisdale's co., (3d) 
Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. James Mellin; muster rolls for Jan. 
and Feb., 1783; also, Capt. Tisdale's (4tb) co., 3d Mass. regt. commanded by 
Col. Michael Jackson; muster roll for Aug. and Sept., 1783; balance of term 
of enlistment iinexpired, 4 months 29 days; also, list of men belonging to 3d 
CO., 3d Mass. regt., who died or were discharged in 1783; said Remack dis- 
charged Dec. 17, 1783, at West Point. 

Remacks, Ichabod. Private, Capt. Moses Nowell's co. ; list of seacoast men 
stationed at Plum Island near Newburj'port ; company reported as having 
passed muster in a return made by Jonathan Titcomb, Muster Master, dated 
NewburjTJort, July 20, 1776. 

Remage, Anthony, Salem. Seaman, brig " Union," commanded by Capt. Jona- 
than Gardner; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Nov. 3, 1780; age, 
31 yrs. ; statiire, 5 ft. ; complexion, brown ; residence, Salem. 

Remand, John. Order on Maj. Barber, dated Cambridge, June 23, 1775, signed by 
Capt. John Black, for cartouch boxes for the use of certain men belonging to 
his company and requesting the same to be delivered to Aaron Holdin ; receipt 
for above boxes, signed by Aaron Holdin, appears on reverse of order. 



106 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Remeck, David, East Hoosuck. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Kemeck, Joseph. Private, Capt. Isaiah Higgins's co., Maj. Zenas Wrnslow's 
regt. ; service from Sept. 9 to Sept. 13, 1778, 4 days, on an alarm at Fahnouth. 
Roll endorsed " on alarm att Bedford." 

Remeks, Joseph. Private, Capt. Acter Patten's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's regt. ; 
service between July 6, 1779, and Sept. 25, 1779, 1 mo. 18 days, on Penobscot 
expedition. Roll certified at Topsham. 

Remellee, . [This name also appears imder the form of Ramerly, Remlee.] 

Rejiellee, William. Capt. Hewit Root's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt. ; entered service July 8, 1777 ; discharged July 27, 1777 ; service, 19 days ; 
company ordered to Fort Edward ; also, Private, Capt. Thomas Ingersoll's co., 
Col. Ashley's (1st Berkshire Co.) regt. ; service, 12 days, in Oct., 1781, at Still- 
water by order of Brig. Gen. John Fellows on an alarm. 

Rementington, Joseph. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co.. Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt. ; service from July 31, 1778, to date of discharge, Sept. 14, 1778, 1 
mo. 15 days ; company raised for 6 weeks service at Rhode Island. Roll dated 
Petersham. 

Rementon, Benjamin, Petersham. Private, Capt. Elisha Jackson's co. ; enlisted 
June 30 [1778]. Roll dated Middleton. 

Rementon, Uriah, Bridgewater. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Capt. Josiah Packard's co.. Col. Edward Mitchel's (3d Plymouth 
Co.) regt.; residence, Bridgewater; engaged for town of Bridgewater; joined 
Capt. Isaiah Bussey's co.. Col. Crane's regt.; term to expire in 1780; also. 
Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co., Maj. Eliphalet Gary's regt.; marched 
July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days; company marched 
to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Remer, Henry, Boston. Private, Capt. James Burt's co.. Col. Asa "Whitcomb's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 2 mos. ; 
also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported discharged Sept. 23, 
1775; also, order on the Committee of Clothing, payable to said Remer, dated 
Camp at Prospect Hill, Jan. 23, 1776, signed by Col. Whetcomb, for a bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money. 

Remerick, Elkanah. Private, Capt. Eliphalet Tliorp's co., Lieut. Col. John 
Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated West Point; enlisted 
July 18, 1780; discharged Jan. 18, 1781; enlistment, 6 months. 

Remiach, James. Private, Capt. Jonathan Ayer's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's 
regt. ; entered service July 15, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 
7 days, includuig 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Essex 
Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. Roll dated Haverhill. 

Remich, Christopher. List dated Sept. 12, 1777, of prisoners sent on shore at 
Sheepscot river and Townsend from His ISfajesty's ship " Rambow," and cer- 
tified Nov. 10, 1777, by George Collier, as having been liberated by him with- 
out receii)ts being given for them as there were no Selectmen to sign at places 
above named. 

Remich, Daniel. Capt. Thomas Cogswell's co., Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
(38th) regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at 
Sewall's Point, Nov. 9, 1775; also, receipt given to Pienjaniin Heywood, Pay- 
master, 4th regt., signed by said Remich and others belonging to Capt. IMcFar- 
land's CO., for wages for Sept., 1776. 



IN THE WAR OF TIIE REVOLUTION. 107 

Remich, Joseph. Private, Capt. Samuel Grant's co., Col. Jonathan Titcoml»'s 
regt. ; service, 2mos. 12 clays, including travel (248 miles) to and from camp 
at Rhode Island ; warrant for pay allowed in Council July 21, 1777. 

Remich, Nath.a.niel, Kittery. Private, Capt. Samuel Leighton's co., Col. Ehen- 
ezer Francis's regt. ; pay ahstract for travel allowance, etc., from Dorchester 
Heights home, sworn to in Suffolk Co., Nov. 29, 1776; said Remich credited 
with allowance for 4 days (85 miles) travel. 

Remich, Samuel, Haverhill. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 1st Haverhill co., as returned by Lieut. Israel Bartlet, dated Feb. 12, 
1778, and endorsed " Cap't Nath'l Marsh ; " residence, Haverhill; engaged for 
town of Haverhill; joined Capt. Cogswell's co.. Col. "Wesson's regt. ; term to 
expire Jan. 1, 1780. 

Remich, Tdiotht. Captain, 8th co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster rolls 
for Jan.-April, 1781, dated Garrison West Point ; appointed Oct. 14 (also given 
Oct. 4), 1780; also, muster rolls for Jime and July, 1781, dated Camp Phillips- 
burgh ; reported Brigade Inspector (also given Sub Inspector) ; also, 1st Mass. 
brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. John Glover ; return of effectives, dated Sept. 
15, 1781, made by said Remich, Captain and Sub Inspector; also, Captain, Col. 
Vose's regt.; muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Peekskill; reported Brigade 
Inspector (also given Sub Inspector) ; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, 
dated York Hutts ; also, returns of effectives between Sept. 21, 1781, and Dec. 
28, 1781, dated Camp Continental Village and Hiitts 1st Brigade; also, muster 
rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts; reported on furlough; also, 
returns of effectives between Dec. 7, 1781, and March 1, 1782, dated Hutts 1st 
Brigade; reported on furlough at Kittery from Dec. 6, 1781, to April 1, 1782, 
by leave of Gen. McDougal ; also, returns of effectives, dated Camp at West 
Point, June 14, 1782, and Aug. 2, 1782; reported on duty at the Lines; also, 
returns of effectives between Sept. 13, 1782, and Nov. 15, 1782, dated Camp 
Verplanck's Point, Camp AVest Point, and Camp near New Windsor; also, 
return of effectives, dated Nov. 29, 1782; reported on duty with light infantry 
from Aug., 1782; also, return of effectives, endorsed "27 Dec'r 1782;" also, 
return of effectives, dated Jan. 17, 178.3; also, returns of effectives between 
Jan. 23, 1783, and Feb. 14, 1783, dated Cantonment New Windsor and Canton- 
ment New Sparta; also, returns of effectives, dated Feb. 21, and Feb. 28, 1783; 
also, returns of effectives, dated Whiter Quarters New Windsor, March 7, 1783 ; 
also, return of effectives, dated March 14, and March 21, 1783; also, returns of 
effectives, dated March 28, 1783, and April 4, 1783 ; reported sick at " Smith's 
Clove ; " also, rettim of effectives, dated Philadelphia, Aug. 22, 1783 ; reported 
acting as Brigade Major. 

Remick, . [This name also appears under the form of Ramack, Ramech, Rameck, 

Rameek, Reameck, Reamick, Remacli, Remack, Remacks, Remeck, Remeks, 
Remerick, Remiach, Remich, Remik, Remix, Remmack, Remmeck, Rem- 
mick, Remsick, Reniuck, Renwick, Rimeak, Rimick, Rimoch, Romark, 
Rumack, Rumaks, Rumax, Rummix.] 

Remick, Christopher. Prize Master, schooner "Active," commanded by Capt. 
Andrew Gardner ; pay roll for wages for 1 month due imder contract with the 
govenmient, dated Boston, Oct. 6, 1778 ; also, Pilot, brigantine " Tyrannicide," 
commanded by Capt. Allen Hallet ; pay roll made up for advance pay for 1 
month, dated Boston; also, same vessel and commander; engaged Jan. 15, 
1779; discharged April 30, 1779; service, 3 mos. 16 days. 

Remick, Daniel. Private, Capt. Moses McFarland's (7th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas 
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776 ; also, 
company receipts for wages for Oct.-Dec, 1776. 



108 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Remick, Elkanah, Eastham. Private, Capt. Isaiah Higgins's co., Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt. ; service from Sept. 2, 177(5, to Oct. 31, 1776, 1 mo. 29 days ; 
also, Capt. George Webb's co., Col. William Shepard's regt. ; return [year 
not given]; residence, Eastham; enlisted for town of Eastham; enlistment, 
8 months ; reported discharged ; 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 Justui Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John 
Glover, at Springfield, July 18, 1780; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; com- 
plexion, freckled ; engaged for to^\^l of Eastham ; marched to camp July 18, 
1780, under command of Capt. Joseph Brown. 

Remick, Freeivla.n. Private, Capt. Benjamin Berry's (Harwich) co., Maj. Zenas 
Wmslow's regt. ; service, 7 days, on an alarm at Bedford and Falmouth Sept. 
7, 1778. 

Remick, James, Kittery. Private, Capt. Samuel Leighton's co.. Col. James Scam- 
mon's (;50th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 4 days ; also, company retvim endorsed " Oct'r 3d 1775," includmg 
abstract of pay to last of July, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent 
in money dated Cambridge, Oct. 28, 1775. 

Remick, James. Private, Capt. Joseph Eaton's co.. Col. Samuel Johnson's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 17 days, on 
expedition to the Northward, includmg 13 days (260 miles) travel home. 

Remick, John, Newbury (also given Beverly) . Descriptive list of men in Conti- 
nental .service ; Capt. Tisdale'sco., Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; age, 20 (also 
given 2G) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 (also given 5 ft. 7) in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, 
dark; eyes, light; occupation, laborer (also given yeoman) ; residence, New- 
bury (also given Beverly) ; enlisted Feb. 28, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, 
Private, Capt. James Tisdale'sco., Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt.; muster roll 
for April, 1781, dated West Point. 

Remick, Josiah. Private, Capt. Tobias Femald's co.. Col. Edmund Phumey's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted May 
21, 1776; reported sick in general hospital ; also, list of men drafted from Col. 
John Frost's (2d York Co.) regt., dated May 7, 1777, and endorsed " for Rhode 
Island." 

Remick, Nathaniel. Capt. Samuel Leighton's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; 
company receipts for wages for Aug.-Nov., 1776, dated Dorchester. 

Remick, Samuel, Ilaverhill. List of men in Col. Baldwin's regt. who were not in 
the Continental service but who were enlisted for the year 1776 by Capt. Thomas 
Mighill and his subalterns, dated New York, June 28, 1770 ; enlisted Dec. 13, 
1775 ; also, order on Col. Baldwm, payable to Col. James Wesson, dated Upper- 
merry, Dec. 26, 1777, signed by said Remick and others, for " Sauce & Travelmg 
money" for the year 1776; also. Private, Capt. Amos Cogswell's (2d) co., Col. 
James Wesson's regt. ; .Continental Army pay accounts for .service from Jan. 
1, 1777, to March 20, 1778; reported died March 21, 1778; also, same co. and 
regt. ; return dated Jan. 25, 1778 ; residence, Haverhill ; enlisted for town of 
Haverhill ; term, during war ; mustered by Esq. Gushing, State Muster Master. 

Remick, Samuel. Descriptive list of men raised in Es-sex Co. in 1779 to serve in 
the Continental Army; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; 
engaged for town of Salem ; delivered to Ensign Edward White. 

Remick, Timothy, Kittery. Corporal, Capt. Tobias Femald's co.. Col. James 
Scammon's (30th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775], including ab- 
stract of pay to last of July, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; also, order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Fort No. 1, Nov. 28, 1775 ; also, Sergeant, 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 109 

Eemick, Temothy, continued. 

Capt. Tobias Femald's co., Col. Edmund Pliinney's regt. ; muster roll dated 
Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 177G ; engaged Jan. 1, 1776 ; reported re-engaged 
as Lieutenant Nov. 13, 177G; also, Captain Lieutenant, Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for sersace from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 
1779; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. James Donnell's co.. Col. Brewer's regt. ; re- 
turn dated Camp Valley Forge, Jan. 22, 1778; residence, Kitterj^; reported on 
furlough ; also, letter from Lieut. Col. Samuel Carlton to the Board of "War at 
Boston, dated West Point, Dec. 27, 1778, asking that clothing he delivered said 
Remick, Lieutenant, and other officers of (late) Col. Brewer's regt. ; also, 
Col. Carlton's (late Col. Brewer's) regt. ; return of officers for clothing, dated 
Boston, Feb. 2, 1779; also. Lieutenant, 12th Mass. regt. commanded by Maj. 
Tobias Femald ; return of officers who were in actual sers'ice from May -, 
1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except by leave of proper 
authority, dated Boston, Dec. 5, 1779; also, Captain, Col. Sprout's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; 
reported as serving 9 mos. 15 daj's as Lieutenant, 2 mos. 15 days as Caiitain; 
also. Captain Lieutenant, 12th Mass. regt. ; retmii of officers who were in 
actual service, certified at Boston, July 13, 1780; also, Captain, 12th Mass. 
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. E. Sprout; list of officers promoted in the 
Continental Army and for whom warrants were made out; warrant issued 
Sept. 16, 1780; also, retxim of officers belonging to (late) 12th regt. commanded 
by Lieut. Col. Ebenezer Sproiit who were in actual service, dated Boston, Jan. 
17, 1781 ; also, Captain, 8th co., Col. Vose's regt. ; returns of effectives between 
June 1, and Jime 29, 1781, dated West Point and Camp Peekskill ; also, returns 
of effectives between July 27, 1781, and Aug. 10, 1781, dated Camp near Dobbs's 
Ferry ; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill ; appointed Oct. 
14 (also given Oct. 4), 1780; reported Sub Inspector (also given Brigade In- 
spector) ; also, retmiis of effectives, dated Camp Continental Village, Oct. 5, 
and Oct. 12, 1781 ; also, return of effectives, dated Camp West Point, Jvme 21, 
1782 ; reported on duty at the Lines ; also, returns of effectives, dated Camp 
Snakehill, Nov. 1, 1782, and Camp near New Windsor, Dec. 6, 1782; reported 
on duty with light infantry; also, return of effectives, endorsed "15 Aug. 
1783; " reported acting as Brigade Major. 

Remick, Truman, Harwich. Private, Capt. Matthias Tobey's co., Col. Aaron Wil- 
lard's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from home to place of ren- 
dezvous, Ticonderoga, dated Boston, Jan. 15, 1777; 290 miles travel allowed 
said Eemick. 

Remik, Nathaniel, Kittery. Capt. Samuel Leighton's co. ; pay abstract for mile- 
age from home to Dorchester Heights in Aug., 1776; mileage for 85 miles 
allowed said Remik. 

Remik, Timothy. Captain, 8th co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt.; muster roll of 
field, staff, and commissioned officers for May, 1781, dated West Point ; ap- 
pointed Oct. 14, 1780; reported Brigade Inspector. 

Remington, . [This name also appears under the form of Ramington, Ramin- 

ton, Raymentown, Raymonton, RajTnontown, Rementmgton, Rementon, Rem- 
inton, Remmenton, Remmington, Renenton, Revington, Rimington.] 

Remington, Benjamin, Petersham. Receipt dated Petersham, July 2, 1778, signed 
by said Remington and others, for bounties paid them by the Selectmen to 
serve in the Continental Anny at Rhode Island for 6 months, endoi-sed " the 
Recept of the Bounty of the Providence men ; " also, Private, Capt. Benjamin 
Edgell's CO., Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted Jime 30, 1778; service, 6 mos. 
4 days, includmg travel (100 miles) home ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster 
rolls dated Freetown, Sept. 13, and Oct. 18, 1778 ; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 
1779. 



110 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS A2sD SAILORS 

Remixgton, Daxikl. Copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire Millard, 
dated Warwick, for wages and billeting for service for 1 day on an alarm Nov. 
21, 1776; also, copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. S(iuire Millerd, dated 
Warwick, for wages and billeting for service from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777. 

Remington, Elisha. Corporal, Capt. Heman Lincoln's co., Col. Lovil's regt. ; 
service, 4 days ; company marched to Hull Dec. 14, 1776. 

Remington, Elisha. Sergeant, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's 
(1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster rolls for Dec, 1778, Jan. and Feb., 1779; 
appointed Jan. 21 [yearnot given] ; also, same co. and battalion; muster roll 
for March, 1779, dated East Greenwich ; also, Capt. Lewis's (2d) co., Col. 
Greene's battalion ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated East Greenwich. 

Remington, Elisha, Jr. Private, Capt. Thomas Hearsey's co.. Col. Lovel's regt. ; 
service, 4 days ; company marched to Dorchester March 4, 1776. Roll sworn 
to at Hingham. 

Remington, " Jabin." Private, Capt. Edward Slocum's co.. Col. Christopher 
Greene's (1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East 
Greenwich ; enlistment, diu-mg war. 

Remington, Jesse, Abington. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward 
Mitchel's regt., Gen. Cushing's brigade; service, 2 weeks 5 days; company 
marched from Abmgton to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 9, 1776, on an alarm ; also, Capt. 
James Allen's co., in a regiment commanded by Maj. Eliphalet Cary ; service, 
23 days; company stationed at Bristol, R. I., April 19, 1777; also, Capt. 
Nathan Snow's co.. Col. Hawes's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 24, 1777; service, 1 mo. 
9 days, at Rhode Island on a secret expedition ; roll sworn to at Plymouth. 

Remington, John. List of men who marched from Pittsfield to Fort Ann Jime 30, 
1777, under command of Capt. John Strong, and were dismissed July 26, 1777 ; 
service, 3 weeks 5 days. 

Remington, John. Private, Lieut. James Hubbard's co., Lieut. Col. David 
Rositer's detachment of militia ; enlisted July 18, 1777 ; discharged July 27, 
1777 ; .service, 9 days, at the Xorthward ; also, list of men who marched from 
Pittsfield to Manchester July 18, 1777, mider command of Lieut. James Hub- 
bard, and were dismissed July 28, 1777 ; service, 1 week 3 days. 

Remington, John. Capt. Daniel Brown's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt.; 
service, G days; company marched on the alarm at Berkshii'e of Oct. 13, 1780. 
[Name appears as Jonathan Rimington on a duplicate roll.] 

Remington, Jonath^vn. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bomiey's co.. Col. Elisha Por- 
ter's (Hampshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 21, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; 
service, 42 days, at New London, Conn., including 5 days (107 miles) travel 
home. Roll dated Chesterfield. 

Remington, JonathjVN. Return of 3 and 6 months men raised in Hampshire Co. 
from (late) Col. Moseley's regt. by order of Brig. Gen. Danderson (Danielson), 
dated Hampshire Co., Oct. 26, 1780; Capt. Leonard's co. ; engaged for town of 
West Sprmgfield ; term, 3 months. 

Remington, Joseph. Private, Capt. Peter Woodbury's co.. Col. Job Cushing's 
regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; company marched to 
Bennington July 28, 1777, to reinforce army imder Gen. Stark. Roll dated 
Petersham. 

Remington, Jotham, Abington. Private, Capt. William Reed's co.. Col. John 
Bailey's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on tlie alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
service, 1 week 1 day; also, Capt. William Reed's co.. Gen. John Thomas's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos., 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. Ill 

Kemington, Jotham, continued. 

1 week, 5 days; also, company return dated Camp at Roxburj-, Oct. 6, 1775; 
also, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Col. Edward Mitchel's regt. ; service, 5 days; 
company marched from Abington to "The Farms" in Braintree :^^a^ch 4, 
1776; also, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward ^Mitchel's regt.. Gen. Cush- 
ing's brigade; service, 2 weeks 1 day; company marched from Abington to 
Bristol, R. I., Dec. 9, 1776, on an alarm; also, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Maj. 
Eliphalet Cary's regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; ser- 
vice, 11 days; company marched from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on an 
alarm. 

Remington, Meshach, "West Springfield. Private, Capt. Enoch Chapin's co. of 
Minute-men, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775 ; service, 8 days ; also, Capt. Enoch Chapin's co., Col. Timothy Daniel- 
son's regt.; company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 6, 1775; also, list of 
men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. Levi Ely, 
sworn to April 14, 1779; residence. West Springfield; engaged for town of 
West Springfield ; term, 3 years or during war. 

Remington, Oliver, PljTnouth. List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army [year not given] ; residence, PljTnouth ; engaged for town of Pljinouth. 

Remington, Reuel. Private, Capt. Thomas Rice's co., Col. John Waterman's 
regt. ; copy of a pay abstract for wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 
1776, to Jan. 6, 1777 ; said Remington credited with 34 days allowance. 

Remington, Seth. Private, Capt. Nathan Rowlee's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy Rob- 
inson's detachment of Ham^jshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Garrison at 
Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777 ; enlistment to expire March 25, 1777 ; also, same 
CO. and detachment ; entered service Dec. 25, 1776 ; service to April 3, 1777, 
99 days, at Ticonderoga; also, Capt. Nathan Rowley's co., Col. Jolm Mosley's 
(Hampshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 9, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 9 days, including travel (100 miles) home ; company marched July 
9, 1777, to reinforce Northern army. 

Remington, Simeon. Private, Capt. Samuel Warner's co.. Col. John Brown's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 23, 1780; 
service, 3 mos. 13 days, travel (130 miles) included; regiment raised for 3 
months. 

Remington, Stephen. Capt. Samuel Low's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 9, 1777 ; discharged July 23, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 15 days, at "St. Coyx " (St. Croix) ; also. Private, same co. and regt.; 
entered service Sept. 5, 1777; discharged Sept. 13, 1777; service, 9 days, at 
Paw let. 

Remington, Thomas. Copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire Millard, 
dated Warwick, for wages and billeting for service for 1 day on an alarm Nov. 
21, 1776; also, copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire Millerd, dated 
Warwick, for wages and billeting for service from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777. 

Remington, Thomas, Jr. Private, 1st division, Capt. Squire Millerd's co.. Col. 
Waterman's regt. ; service from April 6 to April 20, 1777, 13 days. 

Remington, Uriah, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Josiah Hayden's co.. Col. Bailey's 
regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 12 
days; also, Capt. Josiah Hayden's co.. Gen. John Thomas's regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, 
company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, muster roll for Sept. and Oct., 1775, 
dated Camp at Roxbury; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, 
Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 27, 1777 ; Col. Crane's regt. ; 



112 IkL\SSACPrUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Bemington, TJriah,. continued. 

also, Gvuinei', Capt. Benjamin Frotbinghain's co., Col. John Crane's (Artillery) 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from April 9, 1777, to Dec. 31, 
1779; residence, Bridgewater ; credited to town of Bridgewater; reported as 
serving 20 mos. 22 daj^s as Gunner, 12 nios. as Bombardier ; also, Capt. Benjamin 
Eustis's CO., Col. John Crane's (Artillerj') regt. ; return of men who were in 
camp before Aug. 15, 1777, and who bad not been absent subsequently except 
by leave of proper authority, etc. ; also, Capt. Frothingbam's co., Col. Crane's 
regt. ; pay rolls for Sept.-Dec, 1777 ; reported on command at the Northward; 
also, pay roll of a detachment of artillery commanded by Lieut. James Hall, 
Col. John Crane's regt., for Nov. and Dec, 1777, detachment having served 
and received pay in Northern department to the last of Oct., 1777 ; also, Bom- 
bardier, Capt. Vose's co., Col. Crane's regt. ; Continental Army jiay accounts 
for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 9, 1780; also, descriptive return made 
by order of Gen. Heath, dated Jan. 10, 1781 ; Capt. Thomas Vose's co., 3d 
Artillery regt.; rank. Bombardier; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; com- 
plexion, light ; engaged for town of Bridgewater ; engaged April 9, 1777, by 
Lieut. Gouldwait ; term, 3 years ; reported discharged April 1, 1780. 

Eeminton, Meshach, West Springfield. Private, Capt. Enoch Chapin's co.. Col. 
Timothy Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 
1773 ; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 3 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equiv- 
alent in money dated Roxbury, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Remix, Samuel. Rettim dated Boxford, Dec. 8, 1779, of men mustered by John 
Cushing, Mtister Master for Essex Co., to join the Continental j^Vrmy for the 
term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 9, 1779 ; engaged for town of 
Salem. 

Remlee, Jacob. Private, Capt. Silas Goodrich's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; entered service Sept. 19, 1777 ; service, 25 days, in Northern 
department; company ordered out by Maj. Gen. Gates. 

Remlee, "William. Capt. Silas Goodrich's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt. ; service between Aug. 15, and Aug. 21, 1778 [7], 3 days, imder Brig. 
Gen. Stark ; company took part m action at Bemiington Aug. 16, 1778 [7], and 
was discharged by Brig. Gen. Stark. 

Remmack, John. Private, Capt. James Tisdale's co.. Col. John Greaton's (3d) 
regt.; muster rolls for Dec, 1781, and Feb., 1782, dated Hutts New Boston; 
enlisted Feb. 28, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years. 

Remmeck, Elkanah, Eastham. List of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Remmenton, Joshua. Private, Capt. Nathan Harwood's co.. Col. John Dickason's 
(Dickmson's) regt.; enlisted July 19, 1777; discharged July 31, 1777; service, 
15 days, including travel (60 miles) home ; company marched to Manchester 
to join forces under Col. Warner on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Chesterfield. 

Remmick, Elkanah, Eastham. Private, Capt. Isaiah Higgins's co.. Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt. ; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, etc., due certam men 
wlio had joined said company subsequent to last previous return ; order for 
payment of amoimt of abstract dated at Long Island, Sept. 2, 1776, and signed by 
Capt. Higgins; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to time of 
discharge, 1 mo. 

Remmick, John, Cape Cod. List of prisoners brought the second trip from Rhode 
Lsland, as returned by John Ayres, dated Boston, Jan. 23, 1777 ; said Remmick, 
Seaman, reported as having been taken in the " Viper." 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 113 

Remjiick, Tdiothy, Kittery. Corporal, Capt. Tobias Femald's co., Col. James 
Scammou's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. ; also, Captain, 8th co., 1st Mass. regt. ; return of effectives, dated 
West Point, Nov. 2, 1781. 

Remhington, Benjajiin. List of men drafted from Capt. Squire Millard's (2d 
"Warwick) co. Sept. 28 [year not given]. 

Remmin'Gton, Daniel. Private, Capt. Squire Millard's co., Col. John Waterman's 
regt. ; pay abstract for wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 
1777 ; said Remmington credited with 11 days allowance. 

Remjiingtox, Elisha. List of men drafted from Capt. Squire Millard's (2d "War- 
wick) CO. Sept. 28 [year not given]. 

Remmington, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Barnard's co. of militia. Col. Thomas 
Gardner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 1 day. 
Roll endorsed " Watertown." 

Remmington, Joshua. Private, Capt. Joseph Clap's co.. Col. Israel Chapen's (3d) 
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 10, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days, 
at Claverack, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to 
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Remmington, Peleg. Copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire Millard, 
dated "Warwick, for wages and billeting for service for 1 day on an alarm Nov. 
21, 1776. 

Remmington, Thomas. Private, Capt. Squire Millard's co.. Col. Jolm "V\"aterman's 
regt. ; pay abstract for wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 
9, 1777 ; said Remmington credited with 7 days allowance. 

Remmon, James, Falmouth. Descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Rufiis 
Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
7 in. ; complexion, black ; haii', black ; occupation, laborer ; birthplace, 
Falmouth; residence, Falmouth; enlisted Dec. -, 1779; enlistment, during 
war; also, Capt. Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's (7th) regt.; li.st of men 
taken prisoners subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Remmon taken prisoner Oct. 
17, 1781, at Croton river ; reported exchanged June 20, 1782. 

Remmond, James. Private, Capt. Rufus Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated West Point; reported on com- 
mand at the Lmes. 

Remon, Henry. Private, Capt. James Burt's co., Col. Whitcomb's regt. ; equip- 
ment roll [year not given, probably 1775] ; reported discharged Sept. 26, by 
order of Gen. Lee. [See Henry Richmore.] 

Remon, James, Sandwich. Private, Capt. Joseph "Wadsworth's co.. Col. Gamaliel 
Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 15, 
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; return dated Valley Forge, 
Jan. 28, 1778; residence, Sandwich; enlisted for town of Sandwich; enlLst- 
ment, 3 years ; mustered by Comity and Continental Muster Masters ; reported 
jouied July 30, 1777. 

Remond, Robert, Beverly. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Jimius 
Brutus," commanded bj' Capt. John Leach, dated Salem, June 15, 1780; age, 
28 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Beverly. 

Remont, Jedediah. Private, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co.. Col. Asa Bams's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt.; entered .service Oct. 28. 1781; service, 10 days; company 
marched by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward. 



114 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Remsick, Freesiak, Hamich. Private, Capt. Matthias Tobey's co., Col. Aaron 
Willard's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from jilace of dis- 
charge home, dated Boston, Jan. -, 1777 ; 338 miles travel allowed said 
Remsick; reported discharged at Fort Edward. [See Truman Remick.] 

Remtjck, Samuel. Private, Capt. Thomas ^Mighill's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's 
(2(;th) regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., on march homeward at 
close of the campaign in 1776, sworn to at Rowley, April it, 1777 ; reported 
as having re-engaged. 

Renard, Jacob. Private, Capt. Field's co., Col. Sheppard's (4th regt.) ; Conti- 
nental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 22, 177'J, to March 20, 1779; 
reported discharged. [See Jacques Reiuard.] 

Rendal, James. Private, Capt. Samuel Grant's co., (late) Col. Storer's regt.; 
entered service Aug. 14,1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service, 123 days, 
with Northern army, including 15 days (300 miles) travel home ; company 
discharged at Queman's Heights. 

Rendal, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Samuel Grant's co., (late) Col. Storer's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 123 days, with 
Northern anny, including 15 days (300 miles) travel home ; company discharged 
at Queman's Heights. 

Rendall, James, Berwick. Private, Capt. Jonathan Nowell's co.. Col. James 
Scammon's (30th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted iSIay 3, 1775 ; 
service, 3 mos. 6 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775], including 
abstract of pay to last of July, 1775. 

Rendall, Joshua. List of men raised in Worcester Co. for the tenn of 9 months 
from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, returned as mustered by Henry 
Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; engaged 
for town of Rutland; arrived at Fishkill July 11, 1778. 

Rendel, Jethro. Capt. Webb's co.. Col. Shepard's (4th) regt. ; entered service 
July 25, 1779 ; discharged April 25, 1780 ; temi, 9 months. 

Rendelman, John. Descriptive return dated Boston, Jan. 5, 1781, made by Edward 
Procter, Colonel of Boston regt., of men who had enlisted to serve in the 
militia under Brig. Gen. John Fellows for the term of 3 months from the time 
of their arrival at place of rendezvous, unless sooner discharged, and who had 
received bomity and mileage due them of said Col. Procter ; Capt. Cooke's co. ; 
age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, brown. [See Jolin Randalman.] 

Rbndol, Jacob, Amesbury. Private, Capt. Eliphalet Bodwell's co.. Col. Edward 
Wiggle.sworth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Albany 
home in Dec, 1776; 220 miles travel allowed said Kendol. 

Rendoll, John, Cape Ann. Mariner, schooner "Resolution," commanded by 
Capt. Samuel Trusk; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk 
Co., Oct. 11, 1780; age, 26 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, dark; resi- 
dence. Cape Ann. 

Rendolph, James. Capt. Jonathan Nowell's co.. Col. James Scammon's (30th) 
regt. ; order for bomity coat or its equivalent iu money dated Cambridge, Dec. 
20, 1775. 

Renels, Ezra. Retixm of main guard, dated Cambridge, July 18, 1775; said 
Renels, of Capt. Gridley's co.. Col. Gridley's regt., conikied 4 nights by Gen. 
Lee for " Muteny and Insult ; " reported discharged. 

Renels, John, Scarborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Capt. Jonathan Andrews's co.. Col. Reuben Fogg's (3d Cumber- 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 115 

Renels, Johx, continued. 

land Co.) regt., sworn to Nov. 25, 1778; residence, Scarborough; engaged for 
town of Scarborough ; joined Capt. Ellis's co., Col. Bigelow's regt.; tenii, 3 
years. 

Renenton, Joshua. Private, Capt. Christopher Banister's co., Col. Ezra May's 
regt.; enlisted Sept. 20, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; service, 29 days, on 
expedition to Stillwater and Saratoga, including travel (100 miles) home. 

Renew, Jajies, Marblehead. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. Jonathan Glover's (5th Essex Co.) regt., as returned agreeable to 
order of Coimcil of Nov. 7, 1777; residence, Marblehead; term, 3 years; re- 
ported engaged for another state. 

Renew, James. Company receipt, given to Benjamin Heywood, Paj-master, 4th 
regt., signed by .said Renew and others belonging to Capt. Thompson's co., for 
wages for Sept., 177ti. 

Renew, Tho>l\s, Boston. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as 
returned by Capt. Samuel "Ward and Capt. Thomas Nash to Col. David Cush- 
mg, dated Weymouth, Jan. 2, 1778; residence, Boston; engaged for town of 
TVeymouth; joined Capt. "William Perkins's co.. Col. Crane's regt.; tenn, 
3 years. 

Renew, Thoiias, ^Marblehead. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. Jonathan Glover's (5th Essex Co.) regt., as returned agreeable to 
order of Comicil of Nov. 7, 1777; residence, Marblehead; engaged for town of 
Marblehead ; term, 3 years. 

Renia, John. Private, Capt. James Berry's co.. Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ; enlisted 
July 6, 1778; discharged Aug. 6, 1778; service, 1 mo. 12 daj's, at North river, 
including 12 days (240 miles) travel home. 

Reniff, Charles. Sergeant, Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; list of men entitled 
to honorary badges for long and faithful sers'ice ; said Reniif served from April 
-, 1777 ; entitled to 1 and 2 stripes. 

Renken, Jo'n. Sergeant, Capt. David Cowden's co., 4th Hampshire Co. regt. ; 
marched Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 20, 1777 ; service, 6 days, including 
travel (60 miles) home ; company marched tmder command of Lieut. Col. 
Ruggles "Woodbridge on the alarm at Bennington of Aug. 17, 1777. 

Renken, ]NL\tthew. Private, Capt. David Cowden's co., 4th Hampshu-e Co. regt. ; 
marched Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 20, 1777 ; service, 6 days, includmg 
travel (60 miles) home ; company marched under command of Lieut. Col. 
Ruggles "Woodbridge on the alarm at Bennington of Aug. 17, 1777. 

Renkin, John. Seaman, frigate "Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker; 
engaged July 30, 1779. Roll made up for advance pay for 1 month. 

Renkin, Joseph, Pelham. Capt. David Cowdin's co., Col. Benjamin Ruggles 
"Woodbridge's (2otli) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Renkin 
and others, dated Cambridge, June 26, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; 
company return dated near Prospect Hill, Sept. 28, 1775 ; enlisted April 
19, 1775. 

Renkin, Jos'h, Buxton. Private, Capt. Timothy Eaton's co., Col. Edward "Wig- 
glesworth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Ticonderoga, etc., ui 
1776, sworn to in Suffolk Co., Jan. 31, 1777; 310 miles travel allowed said 
Renkin. 

Renkin, Thomas, Chelsea. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (Chelsea) co. of 
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; said Renkin entered 
service April 28, 1775 ; discharged May 16, 1775 ; service, 19 days. 



11(3 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rexnell, Ezra, Greenfield. Private, Capt. Ai;rippa Wells's co.. Col. Samuel 
"Williams's regt. of Minute-men, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to 
the alarm of April 19, 1775; left place of rendezvous May 1, 1775; service, 
10 days ; reported enlisted into the army. 

Rennell, "Gerotham." Capt. Henry Jenne's co. ; entered service March 14, 
1781; discharged March 18, 1781 ; service, 4 days ; company marched to Rhode 
Island. [Name appears on a duplicate roll as " Gerotham " Cornell.] 

Renxells, Daniel. Private, Capt. William Tupper's co., Col. Titcomb's regt.; 
service, 6 days, in April, May, and Jimo, 1777, imder Maj. Gen. Spencer on 
expedition to Rhode Island. 

Rexxells, Ezra. Matross, Capt. Samuel Gridley's co.. Col. R. Gridley's (Artillery) 
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Rennells and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, Aug. 5, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Fort No. 2, Cambridge, Nov. 8, 1775. 

Rexnells, Ezra. Private, Capt. William Tupper's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt.; ser- 
vice, G days, m April, May, and Jime, 1777, mider ISIaj. Gen. Spencer on ex- 
pedition to Rhode Island. 

Rennels, "Elections." Private, Capt. Perez Churchill's co., Col. John Dagget's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 25 (also given Aug. 24) , 1778 ; discharged Sept. 2. 
1778 ; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 

Rennels, Samuel. Gunner, in an Artillery co. stationed at Machias for its defence ; 
entered service June 1, 1778; discharged Dec. 1, 1778; service, 6 mos., imder 
Col. John Allan ; also, Gunner and Courier; pay roll sworn to in Lmcoln Co., 
for service of sundry persons who continued in service for defence of JNIachias, 
agreeable to order of Council of Nov. 11, 1778, and other persons employed in 
the Indian business under Col. Allan ; entered service Dec. 1, 1778 ; discharged 
Jan. 15, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 days, as Gunner; entered service March 15, 
1779 ; discharged Jime 1, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 15 days, as Courier, during which 
time he was probably employed m Indian affairs under Capt. John Prebble ; 
also, Gunner; pay roll of forces stationed at Machias; entered service Jmie 1, 
1779; discharged Dec. 1, 1779; service, 6 mos., under Col. Allan in Indian 
department ; reported in the artillery ; also. Sergeant and Gumier ; pay roll of 
forces stationed at Machias ; entered service Dec. 1, 1779; discharged Jiuie 1, 
1780 ; service, 6 mos., under Col. Allan, Commander-m-Chief of Eastern Indian 
department; also, list of men employed in the Quarter Master General's de- 
partment at Machias, as returned by Robert Foster, A. D. Q. M. G., dated 
July 25, 1780 ; said Rennels, a soldier m the service, employed as a laborer in 
the brickyard. 

Rennet, David. Descriptive list of deserters from Col. Bailey's (2d) regt. subse- 
quent to Jan. 1, 1777, as returned by Ezra Badlam, Lieutenant Colonel Com- 
mandant ; enlistment, 3 years ; deserted June 15, 1777 ; reported a transient. 

Rennolds, John. Descriptive list of men raised in Bristol Co., agreeable to resolve 
of Dec. 2, 1780, returned as received by John Burt, at Taimton, April 18, 1781, 
to be conducted to Springfield and delivered to Col. Shepard ; age, IG yrs. ; 
stature, 4 ft. Hi in. ; complexion, dark ; occupation, laborer ; engaged for town 
of Dartmouth ; term, 3 years. 

Renxols, Ezra. Capt. Thomas Pierce's co.. Col. Knox's (Artillery) regt. ; return 
of men who enlisted for the ensuuig year under the new establishment, dated 
Roxbury Camp, Dec. 16, 1775; reported as belonging to Col. Gridley's regt. 

Rexolds, Caleb, " Penwell, Albany Co." List of deserters from Col. Joseph Vose's 
(1st) regt., dated Camp Highlands, July 13, 1780; age, 28 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 
7 in. ; residence, Penwell, Albany Co. 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 117 

Renolds, Ezra, Greenfield. Matross, Capt. Samuel Gridley's co., Col. Richard 
Gridley's (Artillerj') regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted .Time 12, 
1775; service, 1 mo. 22 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Renolds, Joseph. Private, Capt. James Tisdale's (4th) cc, 3d Mass. regt. com- 
manded by Col. Michael Jack.son; muster roll for Aug. and Sept., 1783; 
balance of term of enlistnaent miexpired, 6 months 18 days; also, .3d co., 3d 
Mass. regt.; list of men who died or were discharged in the year 1783; said 
Renolds discharged Dec. 17, 1783, at West Point. 

Renolds, Nathaniel. Petition dated Salem, March 27, 1778, signed by Samuel 
Page, asking that said Renolds be commissioned as commander of the schooner 
" Blackbml " (privateer) ; ordered in Council March 28, 1778, that a commis- 
sion be issued ; also, i^etition dated Salem, June 9, 1778, signed by John Xorris, 
asking that said Renolds be commissioned as commander of the schooner 
"Hornet" (privateer) ; ordered in Comicil June 10, 1778, that a commission 
be issued. 

Renolds, Thomas, Rehoboth. Private, Colonel's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's regt.; 
Continental Ai-my jiay accounts for ser^dce from Dec. 5, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; 
also, Capt. D. Van Home's co., Col. Jackson's regt. commanded by Lieut. 
Col. William S. Smith ; pay rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1778 ; also. Colonel's (1st) 
CO. commanded by Capt. Lieut. John Hobby, Col. Jackson's regt. ; muster roll 
for April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet; enlisted Dec. 5, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; 
also, same co. and regt. ; company return dated Providence, July 9, 1779 ; res- 
idence, Rehoboth ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for July, 1779, sworn to 
at Camp Providence; also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1779; also, 
Colonel's co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; regimental return made up to Dec. 31, 
1779, dated Camp at Providence ; reported as belonging to Rhode Island. 

Renoph, Charles, Rehoboth. Private, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from May 28, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779 ; credited to town of Rehoboth ; also, ration roll of part of Capt. Jon- 
athan Drown's co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt., made uj) from the time 
of their several enlistments to Jmie 16, 1777 ; enlisted May 20, 1777 ; credited 
with 26 rations; also, Lieut. Mel. L. Woolsey's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's 
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. William S. Smith ; pay rolls for Oct. and 
Nov., 1778; also, Lieut. Col. David Cobb's (2d) co.. Col. Henry Jackson's 
regt. ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet ; enlisted May 28, 1777 ; 
enlistment, during war; also, 2d co. commanded by Lieut. Thomas Edwards, 
Col. Jackson's regt. ; company retvuii certified at Camp Providence, July 13, 
1779; also, Lieut. Col. Cobb's (2d) co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for July 
and Oct., 1779; also, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Jackson's regt.; regimental 
return made up to Dec. 31, 1779, dated Camp at Providence. 

Renoph, Philip. Private, Capt. Joseph Franklin's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt. ; service, 8 days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on 
the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; roll sworn to at Rehoboth; also, Capt. Joseph 
Franklin's (Rehoboth) co.. Col. John Daggett's regt. ; entered service Jan. 1, 
1778; discharged March 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. ; company stationed at Rhode 
Island for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778. 

Renouf, . [This name also appears under the form of Ranew, Reanof, Renew, 

Reniff, Renoph, Renuff.] 

Renouf, Edward, Marblehead. Capt. John Merrett's (7th) co., Col. John Glover's 
(21st) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Renouf and others, dated 
Cambridge, Jime 27, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 16, 1775; service, 2| mos.; company marched to 
Cambridge ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for boimty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 29, 1775. 



118 ISIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Renoulds, Joseph. Private, Capt. Abraham Watson's co., Col. John Greaton's 
(3d) regt. ; muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated Highhmds; enlisted 
April 18, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; also, Capt. Watson's (3d) co., Col. Grsa^ 
ton's regt.; muster roll for March, 1782; also, 8th co., Col. Greaton's (3d) 
regt.; muster roll for May, 1782; also, Capt. Simon Jackson's (8th) co.. Col. 
Greaton's regt.; muster roll for June, 1782; also, Capt. "William Watson's 
(6th) CO., 3d Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Millen ; muster rolls for 
Jan. and Feb., 1783. 

Rensley, Benja>iin. Sergeant, Capt. Matthew Randell's co.. Col. George Wil- 
liams's regt. ; service between Dec. 7, 177(), and Jan. 1, 1777, 3 weeks 3 days, 
on an alarm at Rhode Island. Roll dated Easton. [See Benjamin Kinsley.] 

Rentall, Robert. Petition dated Boston, Nov. 17, 1781, signed by William Gray, 
Jr., in behalf of himself and others, of Salem, askmg that said Rentall be 
commissioned as commander of the brigantine " Defence " (privateer) ; advised 
in Coimcil Nov. 20, 1781, that a commission be issued. 

Rentoal, Robert. Petition dated Boston, Dec. 23, 1782, signed by William Gray, 
Jr., in behalf of himself and others, of Salem, asking that said Rentoal be 
commissioned as commander of the ship " Iris " (privateer). 

Renuff, Charles, Rehoboth. Corjjoral, Capt. Hastings's co.. Col. Jackson's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 
31, 1780; reported as serving 9 mos. as Corporal, 3 mos. as Sergeant; also, 
return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and 
men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and 
men belonging to Massachxisetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were 
incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, 
agreeable to the arrangement of A^jril 9, 1779 ; Capt. Hastings's co. ; rank, 
Private; residence, Rehoboth; engaged INIay 28, 1777; term, 3 years; also, 
Private, Capt. John Hastings's (2d) co.. Col. Henry Jackson's (16th) regt. ; pay 
rolls for April-July, 1780 ; reported promoted to Corporal Jiily 1, 1780 ; also, 
descriptive list dated Hutts, three miles from West Point, Jan. 28, 1781 ; Capt. 
Hastings's co., 9th Mass. regt. commanded by Col. Henry Jackson ; rank. Ser- 
geant ; age, 23 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light ; occupa- 
tion, yeoman ; residence, Rehoboth ; enlisted May 28, 1777, by Capt. Medbury ; 
enlistment, during war; also, Sergeant, Capt. Hastings's co., Lieut. Col. John 
Brooks's (7th) regt. ; list of men who died or were discharged subsequent to 
Jan. 1, 1781 ; said RenuiT discharged Jvme 8, 1783, by Gen. Washington, term 
of enlistment having expired. 

Renwick, Freeman. Private, Capt. Solomon Higgins's (Eastham) co. ; enlisted 
July 12, 1775; discharged Dec. 31, 177.5; service, 6 mos. 4 days, in defence of 
seacoast. 

Reoli, Julio. Marine, ship " Viper," commanded by Capt. William Williams; 
descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk Co., Sei^t. 30, 1780; 
age, 23yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. ; com iilexion, dark ; reported as belonging to France. 

Reoss, Thomas. Return of men raised m Suifolk Co. for Contmental service, agree- 
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Boston; engaged April 
24, 1781. 

Repeau, Joseph. Seaman, frigate " Boston," commanded by Ca])t. Samuel Tucker; 
engaged Feb. G, 1779 ; reported on board tlie frigate " Warren." Roll made up 
for advance pay for 1 month. 

Repely, Joseph. Capt. Sylvanus Smith's (1st) co., 5th Mass. regt. commanded by 
Lieut. Col. David Cobb; muster roll for Feb., 1783; Israel Fisher reported as 
having taken the place of said Repely. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 119 

Repholt, . [This name also appears under the form of Riphald.] 

Repholt, George, Boston. Descriptive list of men raised by the town of Boston 
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the time of 
their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, certified by 
J. Hatch, Colonel of Boston regt., at Boston, May 26, 1778, as delivered to 
Maj. Thomas Cogswell, of Col. Vose's regt. ; Col. Hatch's regt. ; age, 20 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; hair, sandy; eyes, gray; complexion, freckled; residence, 
Boston ; endorsement on list, dated Roxbmy, May 27, 1778, signed by Col. 
Joseph Vose, states that a receipt for the men in question would be given to 
Gen. TVaraer at Fishkill; also, list of men raised in Suffolk Co. to serve in 
the Continental Army, as returned by Stephen Badlam, Superintendent for 
said county, dated Dorchester, June 29, 1778. 

Repley, John, Williamstown. Private, Capt. Samuel Sloane's co. of ^ILnute-men, 
which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; enlisted April 22, 
1775 ; service, 14 days ; company discharged May 5, 1775. [Name crossed out 
on roll.] 

Repley, Joseph, alias Isaac Mayho. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co., 5th 
Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. David Cobb ; muster roll for Jan., 1783. 

Repley, Joshua, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Josiah Hayden's co.. Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; company return dated Oct. (5, 1775; reported discharged Aug. 
19, 1775. 

Repley, Luther, Bridgewater. Private, Caj^t. Josiah Hayden's co.. Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Repley, P. Return of sentences by a general court-martial. Brig. St. Clair, Presi- 
dent, appearing in a general order, dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Oct. 16, 
1776, taken from Col. Wheelock's Orderly Book ; said Repley, Sergeant, tried 
with others on charge of mutiny, but found not guilty. 

Repley, Peter, Warwick. Private, Capt. William Camxibell's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Leamed's regt.; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775, and endorsed " Roxbury 
Camp." 

Repley, Willlvii, PljTnpton. Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's co.. Col. Gamaliel 
Bradford's regt. ; return [year not given]; residence, Plympton; engaged for 
town of Plympton; teiiu, 8 months; mustered by County and Continental 
Muster blasters ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned 
by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Tot- 
oway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Reply, Campbell, Duxbury. List of men raised to serve m the Continental Army 
from 1st Duxbury co.. Col. Cotten's regt., as retximed by Capt. Bildad Arnold, 
dated Feb. 19, 1778 ; residence, Duxbuiy ; enlisted for town of Duxburj^ ; en- 
listed Sept. 9, 1777 ; joined Capt. Joseph Wadsworth's co.. Col. Gamaliel Brad- 
ford's regt. ; enlistment, 8 months, to expire May 9, 1778. 

Reply, Christopher. Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co., Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; entered service July 25, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 11 days, at Rhode 
Island ; reported died Sept. 5, 1778. Roll sworn to at Plymouth. 

Reply, Hezekiah. Private, 7th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jirne 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town 
of Hingham ; term, 3 years ; also, Capt. Judah Alden's (7th) co.. Col. Bailey's 
regt. ; company return dated Camp Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778. 

Reply, Nathaniel, Plymouth. Private, Lieut. Stephen Churchill's detachment, 
which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Marshfield ; service, 7 days. 



120 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Repnkk, . [This name also appears under the form of Repney, Rii)hee, Rip- 

merr, Ripner, Ripney, Ripnor, Ripnord.] 

Repner, Asahel. Private, Capt. John Kiikland's co., Col. Ruggles "Woodbridge's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; discharged Nov. 2d, 1777; service, 3 mos. 22 
days, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reuiforce 
Continental Army at the Northward. [See Asahel Repney and Asahel 
Riphee.] 

Repney, Asahel, Southampton. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. 
for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill; Capt. 
Pommeroy's co.. Col. Chapen's regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; com- 
plexion, brown; hair, brown; residence, Southampton; arrived at Fishkill 
June 16, 1778. 

Reppele, John, East Hoosuck. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Sloane's co. of Minute- 
men, which marched ia response to the alann of April 19, 1775 ; enlisted April 
22, 1775 ; service, 14 days ; company discharged May 5, 1775. 

Rettek, Job. Corporal, Capt. Abraham Batcholler's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's 
regt.; service, 17 days; company marched to Providence, R. I., on an alarm 
in Dec, 1776. Roll sworn to ui Worcester Co. 

Rettman, . [This name also appears under the form of Rittman.] 

Rettman, Samuel. Private, Capt. Christopher Beackley 's co. of Artillery artificers, 
detached from Col. Benjamin Flower's corps of artificei-s and attached to artil- 
lery in the field commanded by Brig. Gen. Henry Knox ; muster roll for April, 
1778. 

Reuben, , Brookfield. Return of men raised to serve m the Continental Army 

from Capt. Nathan Hamilton's (1st) co., 4th Worcester Co. regt., swoni to 
Feb. 18, 1778; residence, Brookfield; engaged for town of Brookfield ; joined 
Capt. Brown's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; term, 3 years; reported a negi'o. 

Reuben, , Lancaster. List of men raised to serve in the Contiaental Ai-my from 

2d Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Daniel Goss, sworn to Feb. 18, 
1778; residence, Lancaster; engaged for town of Lancaster; joined Capt. 
Hodgskins's co., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; term, 3 years ; reported a free negro. 

Reuben, Simeon, Long Island. Descriptive list of deserters from 15th Mass. regt. 
commanded by Col. John Paterson, dated Ticonderoga, July 23, 1776; Capt. 
Sullivan's co. ; age, 31 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 m.; residence, Long Island; de- 
serted May 2, 1776 ; reported an Indian. 

Reudy, Peter. List of French prisoners sent from Halifax to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, 
to be exchanged ; reported a Seaman ; letter from Bat. Fox, Commissary of 
Prisoners, to the Commissary of Prisoners at Boston, dated on board the 
"Rainbow," at Halifax, Oct. 8, 1778, accompanying list, requests that said 
men be exchanged for British prisoners. 

Revande,' Feudinando. List of men raised to reinforce the Coutmental Anny, 
agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of Framhigham ; 
term, 3 years; reported as belongmg to France. [See Ferdinando Rovardie.] 

Reveley, Joseph. Pay roll of officers and crew of the ship "Protector," com- 
manded by Capt. John Foster Williams ; engaged ISIarch 12, 1780 ; discharged 
Aug. 17, 1780; service, 5 mos. 5 days. [See Edward Reevely.] 

Revell, . [This name also appears imder the fonn of Ravel, Ravels, Ravil.] 

Revell, John. 1st Lieutenant, shii> " Brutus " (privateer); petition dated Boston, 
July 10, 1781, signed liy George Williams, of Salem, in behalf of himself and 
others, asking that William Cole be commissioned as commander of said ves- 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 121 

Kevell, John, continued. 

sel; age, 30 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; ordered in Coiuicil 
July 10, 1781, that a commission he issued ; also, petition dated Boston, Dec. 
11, 1782, signed by Thomas Saunders, in behalf of Josiah Orne and others, of 
Salem, asking that said Revell be commissioned as commander of the schooner 
" Polly " (privateer) . 

Revely, Edward. Midshipman, ship "Protector," commanded by Capt. Jolm 
Foster "Williams; engaged Feb. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 17, 1780; service, 
G mos. 16 days. 

Revek, Thomas. Matross, Capt. Winthrop Gray's co., Col. Thomas Crafts's (Aitil- 
lery) regt. ; abstract for advance pay, blanket money, etc., sworn to at Boston, 
Aug. 26, 1776. 

Revere, ■ — — . [This name also appears under the form of Rever.] 

Revere, Paul. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated 
Axiril 10, 1776 ; said Revere chosen Major of a regiment to be raised to fortify 
the town and harbor of Boston and to be commanded by Col. Josiah Whitney ; 
appointment concurred in by Comicil April 10, 1776 ; reported commissioned 
April 10, 1770; also, Major, Col. Josiah "Whitney's regt.; engaged April 10, 
1776 ; service, 30 days ; roll sworn to at Hull ; also, official record of a ballot by 
the House of Representatives, dated May 10, 1770; said Revere chosen Major, 
Lieut. Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt., vice Mr. Trot, who declined to 
serve ; appointment concurred iia by Coimcil May 10, 1776 ; reported commis- 
sioned May 10, 1770; regiment raised for defence of Boston; also, Major, Col. 
Crafts's regt. ; engaged May 9, 1776; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 23 days; 
roll dated Boston ; also, official record of a ballot by the House of Repre- 
sentatives, dated Nov. 27, 1776; said Revere chosen Lieutenant Colonel, Col. 
Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; appointment concurred in by Coimcil Nov. 
28, 1776 ; reported commissioned Nov. 27[ ?], 1776 ; regiment raised for defence 
of Boston; a7so. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt.; 
service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1777, 3 mos. ; reported as serving 1 mo. 
in Colony service, 2 mos. in Continental service ; roll sworn to in Sviffolk Co. ; 
also, same regt. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to Oct. 1, 1777, 8 mos. 1 day; also, 
same regt. ; pay abstract of field and staff officers for Oct., 1777 ; service on 
expedition to Rhode Island; also, same regt.; iiay abstract of field and staff 
officers for service between Oct. 1, 1777, and Jan. 1, 1778; service, 2 mos. ; re- 
ported as having gone to Rhode Island ; also, same regt. ; service from Jan. 
1, 1778, to Aug. 1, 1778, 7 mos.; rolls dated Boston; also, same regt.; service 
between Aug. 1, 1778, and Oct. 31, 1778, 2 mos. ; roll dated Boston ; also, same 
regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1778, 2 mos. ; roll dated Camp at 
Boston; also, petition dated Boston, Feb. 26, 1770, presented by officers of Col. 
Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt., asking that their resignations be accepted as 
the Legislature had failed to redress their grievances ; said Revere reported as 
at Newbury; resignations accepted in Comicil Feb. 26, 1779; also, retiuTis for 
provisions delivered the State train of artillery commanded by said Revere, 
Lieutenant Colonel, dated Castle Island, April 24, and May 9, 1779 ; said Revere 
credited with allowance from Dec. 30 [1778], to May 1 [1779] ; also, Lieutenant 
Colonel, in command of the State corps of artillery ; pay abstract of field and 
staff officers for May and Jmie, 1779; also, copy of a letter of instructions, 
dated Coimcil Chamber, July 8, 1779, addressed to said Revere, Lieutenant 
Colonel, he having been appointed to take command of the train of ai-tillery 
to be employed on Penobscot expedition, directmg htm, upon receipt of orders 
from Brig. Gen. Lovell, to embark with troops imder his command on hoard 
the transports provided and act in accordance with the orders received from 
Gen. Lovell, or other superior officer, during the continuance of the expedi- 
tion; also, Council order endorsed "August 26th 1779," directing said Revere 



122 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Revere, Paul, continued. 

to take command of Castle Island in place of Col. Thomas Crafts who had 
been appomted to that commimd during the absence of said Kevere; also, 
[Lieutenant] Colonel ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 
8, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Lieutenant Colonel, u\ command of the State 
corps of artillery; pay abstracts of field and staff officers for July, 177i)-Jan., 
1780; also. Lieutenant Colonel, in command of the State corps of artillery; 
serA'ice from Jan. 1, 1780, to ^May 8, 1780, 4 mos. 8 days; roll dated Boston. 

Revere, Paul, Jr., Boston. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Jonathan Edes's (4th) co.. Col. 
Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; list of officers to be commissioned, as re- 
turned by Col. Crafts, dated Boston, Sept. 27, 1776; ordered in Coiuicil Oct. 9, 
1776, that said officers be commissioned; said Revere reiJorted api)ointed in 
place of Lieut. Rajnior; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Jonathan W. Edes's (4th) 
CO., Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 
1, 1776, 3 mos. ; roll sworn to at Bcston ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Col. Crafts's regt. ; 
list of officers submitted by Col. Crafts to the Council for ai)proval, dated 
Boston, April 18, 1777 ; said officers approved in Council April 18, 1777 ; also, 
2d Lieutenant, Caj)t. Edes's (4th) co.. Col. Crafts's regt. ; service from Feb. 
1, 1777, to May 8, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph 
Balch's (1st) CO., Col. Crafts's regt. ; service from time of engagement to Oct. 
1, 1777, 144 days ; roll sworn to at Boston ; also. Lieutenant, same regt. ; service 
fi-om Jan. 1, 1778, to the last of Feb., 1778; also, Captain Lieutenant, Col. 
Crafts's regt. ; list of field, staff, and commissioned officers, dated Nov. 7, 1778; 
also, petition dated Boston, Feb. 26, 1779, signed by said Revere, Captain Lieu- 
tenant, and other officers of Col. Thomas Crafts's regt., asking that their 
resignations be accepted as the Legislature had failed to redress their 
grievances; resignations accepted in Comicil Feb. 26, 1779; also. Captain 
Liexitenant, Col. Revere's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts 
for service from May 8, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also. Captain Lieutenant, Lieut. 
Col. Paul Revere's corps of artillery ; list of officers ; commissioned March 23, 
1779; also, return for j)rovisions delivered the State train of artillery com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. Paul Revere, dated Castle Island, May 8, 1779; said 
Revere credited with allowance from Feb. 1 [1779], to May 1 [1779], 89 days; 
also. Captain Lieutenant, Capt. Perez Cushing's (1st) co., Lieut. Col. Paul 
Revere's corps of artillery ; service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 8, 1780, 4 mos. 
8 days ; reported acting as Adjutant. 

Revere, Thomas. Matross, Capt. Perez Cushing's (7th) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's 
(Ai-tillery) regt. ; service from time of enlistment to Sei)t. 30, 1777, 3 mos. 
22 days; rolls sworn to in Suffolk Co.; also, Capt. Joseph Balch's (1st) co.. 
Col. Crafts's regt. ; list of men entitled to an additional bounty of £15, dated 
Boston, Jan. 12, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; list of men who received 
bounty from April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777, 8 mos. ; also, Matross, Capt. 
Cushing's co.. Col. Revere's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from May 8, 1777, to Oct. 1, 1779; reported discharged. 

Reves, Pomp, Rehoboth. Return of men raised to serve Ln the Continental Anny 
from Capt. Isaac Martin's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt., dated Douglas, March 
5, 1778 ; residence, Rehoboth ; engaged for town of Douglas ; joined Capt. 
Cooper's co.. Col. "Wesson's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered 
subsequent to Jan. 17, 1778, by James Leonard, Muster Master for Bristol Co., 
dated March 17, 1778; Col. William Lea's (Lee's) regt. 

Reves, Pomp. List of men raised in Bristol Co. for the term of 9 months from the 
time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned 
as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 
1778 ; engaged for town of Rehoboth ; arrived at Fishkill June 19, 1778. 



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 123 

Eeviges, Benjamin. Lieutenant, Capt. Aaron Rowley's lotli {2d Richmond) co., 
Col. Benjamin Sunonds's (2d Berkshire Co.) regt. of ilass. militia ; list of offi- 
cers chosen by tlie several companies in said regiment ; ordered in Coimcil 
May 4, 177G, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned ^lay 
3 [ ?], 1776 ; commissions reported dated June 1, 1776. 

Bevington, Meshach. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 
9, 1779, as returned by Xoah Goodman, Superintendent; Capt. Ely's co., Col. 
Moseley'sregt. ; age, 22 jrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, black ; 
engaged for town of West Springfield ; reported drowned at Springfield. 

EevoiI/, Anthony, Boston. List of men mustered subsequent to Jan. 17, 1778, by 
James Leonard, Muster Master for Bristol Co., dated March 17, 1778; Col. 
"William Lea's (Lee's) regt. ; engaged for town of Taunton ; also, return certi- 
fied at Camp near Mon-istown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to 
Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belongmg to 
Massachusetts in Col. Hemy Sherbm-ne's regt., who were incorporated into a 
regiment imder the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrange- 
ment of April 9, 1779 ; rank. Private ; residence, Boston ; engaged March 12, 
1778; said Revoil appears among men belonging to Col. "William R. Lee's 
regt. who had been discharged from the rolls prior to above arrangement ; re- 
ported deserted April 3, 1778. 

Rew, Epheadi. Private, Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) 
regt. ; muster rolls for Feb.-May, 1781, dated "West Point ; enlisted March 5, 
1781 ; enlistment, during war ; reported on command at the Lines in ^Nlay, 
1781; also, muster rolls for June, July, and Aug., 1781; reported deserted in 
Aug., 1781. 

Rew, Jediah. Capt. Sylvanus "Willcox's co., Col. John Brown's regt.; entered 
service Feb. 22, 1777; discharged April 8, 1777; service, 45 days, at Mt. 
Independence. 

Rew, Jos'h. List of prisoners sent from New York in the cartel " Rising Empire," 
as returned by Commissary Godfrey [year not given] ; said Rew reported as 
belonging to " Breton," as havmg lived ia Virginia, and as employed in the 
sloop "Richard." 

Rewey, Ebenezer, Tyringham. Private, Capt. Xoah Lankton's co.. Col. Mark 
Hopkins's (1st Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 15, 1776 ; discharged 
Aug. 4, 1776 ; service, 21 days ; company marched on expedition to the High- 
lands, N. Y., by order of Brig. Gen. John Fellows; also, Capt. Ezekiel 
Hearick's co.. Col. Brown's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service Jime 29, 
1777; discharged July 26, 1777; service, 28 days, in Northern department, 
including 5 days (112 miles) travel home. 

Rewey, John. Private, (late) Capt. George King's co.. Col. Benjamm Simonds's 
detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 
1777 ; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777 ; also, same co. and detachment ; 
entered sers'ice Dec. 16, 1776 ; service to March 24, 1777, 98 days, at Ticonderoga. 

Rewey, Thosias. Capt. Noah Lankton's co.. Col. John Ashley's (1st Berkshire 
Co.) regt. ; entered service July 8, 1777 ; discharged July 27, 1777 ; service, 20 
days ; company marched to Kingsburj' by order of Brig. Gen. John Fellows. 
Roll sworn to at Tyringham. 

Rewey, "Willloi, Salem. Sailor, schooner "Fly," commanded by Capt. Silas 
Smith; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Nov. 8, 1780; age, 30 
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Salem. 



124 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Rex, Chkistopher (also given Cornelius). Boy, brigantine "Rising Empire," 
commanded by Capt. Richard Whellen ; engaged July 3, 1776; discharged 
Sept. 4, 1776 ; service, 2 nios. 1 day. Roll sworn to in Bristol Co. 

Rex, Christopher. Capt. Samuel Briggs's cc. Col. Theophilus Cotten's regt., 
Gen. Palmor's brigade ; service, 32 days, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, 
R. I., Sept. 29, 1777; also, order dated Rochester, May 2, 1778, signed by said 
Rex and others, for bovmty for service at Rhode Island in Capt. Samuel 
Briggs's CO., Col. Cotten's regt., payable to Lieut. Solomon Young; also, 
descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. in 1779 to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, dark; engaged 
for town of Rochester; delivered to Capt. L. Bailey; also. Private, Capt. 
Isaac Pope's co.. Col. 'William Shepard's (4th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 
1781, sworn to in Camp at Phillipsborough. 

Rex, George. Private, brigantme "Freedom," commanded by Capt. John Clous- 
ton; engaged June -, 1776; reported deserted. 

Rex, George. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's detachment, Col. Thomas Crafts's 
regt ; service, li mos. ; detachment drafted for service at and about Boston, 
agreeable to resolve of Sept. 16, 1777. 

Bexford, . [This name also appears under the form of Richford, Ricksford, 

Rixford.] 

Rexford, Benjamin, Wallmgford. Sergeant, Capt. James Horton's cc, com- 
manded by Capt. Stephen Osbom from May 1, 1778, to May 31, 1779, Col. 
Baldwin's regt. of artificers ; copy of a company return dated July 20, 1780 ; 
engaged Aug. 19, 1777; temi, duruig war; promoted to Sergeant Dec. 1, 1778; 
company reported as belonging to Connecticut. 

Rexford, Ensign. Receipt dated Springfield, Aug. 29, 1782, signed by Seth Ban- 
ister, Captain, 4th Mass. regt., Muster Master, .stating that he had received 
said Rexford of Robert Strobridge, Chainuan of a class of the town of Mid- 
dleborough, to serve in the Contmental Army for the tenu of 3 years. 

Rexs, Hendrick. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to 
resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for 
said coujity; age, 27 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; 
eyes, gray; occupation, laborer; engaged for town of Cambridge; engaged 
Dec. 20, 1781 ; tenn, 3 years. 

Eeyley, Henry. Fifer, Ca])t. John Walton's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; enlisted 
Sept. 27, 1776; discharged Nov. 16, 1776; service, 2 mos. 1 day, including 11 
days (228 miles) travel home. Roll dated North Castle. 

Reyley, James. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Balch's (3d) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's 
(Artillery) regt. ; engaged May 16, 177(), 4 days precedmg march ; service to 
Nov. 1, 1776, 171 days. Rolls sworn to at Boston. 

Reyley, James. Private, Capt. Peter Porter's detachment, Gen. Fellows's (Berk- 
shire Co.) brigade; entered service Julyl, 1778; discharged Oct. 31, 1778; ser- 
vice, 4 mos., "under Brig. Gen. Stark at Albaiay; detachment raised for 
6 months. 

Reyligh, James. Private, Capt. Moses McFarland's (7th) co., Lieiit. Col. Thomas 
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated Nortli Castle, Nov. 9, 1776. 

Reyly, James, Boston. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Balch's co., Col. Crafts's (Artil- 
lery) regt. ; abstract for advance pay, etc., sworn to at Boston, Jiuie 27, 1776. 

Rbtmon, James. Private, Capt. Rufus Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt.; muster rolls for Feb., March, and April, 1781, dated West Point; 
reported on command at " N. Winsor " in April, 1781. 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 125 

REYMO>rD, Lemuel. Private, Capt. William Tupper's co., Col. Titcomb's regt. ; 
service, 65 days, in April, May, and June, 1777, under Maj. Gen. SiJencer on 
expedition to Rhode Island. 

Reymond, Paul. Private, Capt. Amos Rathbiui's co.. Col. John Brown's detach- 
ment of militia; entered service Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; ser- 
vice, 24 days ; company marched at request of Gen. Gates. 

Reyjior, James. Private, Capt. Rufus Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, sworn to at West Point. 

Reynald, Sampson. Private, Capt. John S. Dexter's (4th) co., Col. Christopher 
Greene's (1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East 
Greenwich ; enlisted Jime 4, 1778 ; enlistment, during war. 

Reynalds, Charles, Scarborough. Private, Capt. Abraham Tyler's co., Col. 
Edmund Phumey's (31st) regt. ; billeting allowed from date of enlistment, 
May 12, 1775, to date of marching to headquarters, July 6, 1775 ; credited with 
54 days allowance. 

Reynold, Daniel. Private, Capt. Aaron Rowley's co.. Col. John Ashley's detach- 
ment of Berkshire Co. militia ; entered service July 22, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 
13, 1777 ; service, 23 days, at Stillwater. 

Reynold, Elijah (also given Eleazer) . Capt. Samuel Fisher's co. ; marched 
March 3, 1781 ; discharged March 17, 1781 ; service, 15 days ; company detached 
from 4th Suffolk Co. regt. by order of His Excellency John Hancock for service 
on a 40 days expedition to Rhode Island under Maj. Gen. Lincoln. 

Reynold, William. Company receipt for wages, given to Capt. Samuel Thomes, 
dated North Kingston, Jan. 6, 1777. 

Reynolds, . [This name also appears under the form of Rainolds, Ranalds, 

Ranels, Ramiells, Rannolds, Raynalda, Rayuold, Rajaaolds, RajTiols, Reanolds, 
Reanoulds, Renels, Rennell, Rennells, Rennels, Reimolds, Renuols, Renolds, 
Renoulds, RejTiald, Reynalds, RejTiold, Reyonls, Rinnels, Ronalds, Ronels, 
Ronoulds, Roimolds, Roynolds, Runalls, Runals, Rimch, Rvuields, Runells, 
Rimels, Rrmills, Rmmelds, Runnell, Rmmells, Runnels, Rimnils, Runnls, 
Runolds, RjTmels, Rynold, Rjniolds.] 

Reynolds, Amos. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax 
to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as retvu-ned by 
Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman. 

Reynolds, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Job Peirce's (Middleborough) co., Col. 
Sprowtt's (Sprout's) regt.; marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 5 days; company 
marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm at Howland's Ferry; also, Capt. Job 
Peirce's CO., Col. Theophilus Cotten's (Plymouth Co.) regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 

1777, dated Middleborough ; service, 30 days, at Rhode Island. 

R[eynolds], Caleb. List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and Jime 1, 

1778, by Truman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; term, 3 years or 
during war ; reported received State bounty. 

Reynolds, Charles, Middleborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army from Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co.. Col. Sprout's (4th Plymouth 
Co.) regt. ; residence, Middleborough ; engaged for town of 3Iiddleborough ; 
joined Col. Bradford's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, Private, 3d co.. Col. Gama- 
liel Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army pay accoiuits for service from ^larch 
10, 1777, to March 2, 1778 ; reported deceased ; also, Capt. Thomas Turner's 
CO., Col. Bradford's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment. May 
6, 1777, to May 28, 1777; credited with 23 days allowance; also, same co. and 
regt. ; return [year not given] ; mustered by County and Continental Muster 
Masters ; reported enlisted April 6, 1777, joined May 21, 1777, died March 27, 1778. 



12G MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Keynolds, Charles. Marine, brig "Hazard," commanded by Capt. John Foster 
Williams; engaged July 10, 1779; service to Sept. (J, 1779, 1 mo. 28 days. EoU 
sworn to in Suffolk Co. [See Charles Kajnialda.] 

Reynolds, Constant. Ketuni of sentences by a general court-martial. Brig. 
St. Clair, President, appearing in a general order, dated Headquarters, Ticon- 
deroga, Oct. Ki, 177(5, taken from Col. Wheelock's Orderly Book ; said Rejmolds 
tried on charge of mutmy, fomid guilty, and sentenced to receive 20 lashes on 
the bare back and to pick oakum for a week. 

Reynolds, Daniel, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Abiel Peirce's (2d Middle- 
borough) CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Marshfield ; service, 2 days. 

Reynolds, Daniel, Middleborough. Private, 3d co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 6, 1777, to May 3, 
1780; also, Capt. Thomas Turner's co.. Col. Bradford's regt.; subsistence 
allowed from date of enlistment. May 6, 1777, to May 28, 1777 ; credited with 
23 days allowance ; also, same co. and regt. ; return [year not given] ; resi- 
dence, Middleborough ; enlisted for town of Middleborough ; mustered by 
Coimty and Continental Muster Masters; reported enlisted April C, 1777, 
joined May 21, 1777; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777; en- 
listment, 3 years ; reported on special duty. 

Reynolds, Daniel. Private, Capt. Aaron Rowley's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
regt. ; entered service April 26, 1777 ; discharged May 19, 1777 ; service, 24 days ; 
company called out by Maj. Gen. Gates and ordered to march to Saratoga. 

Reynolds, David, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Henry Prentiss's co.. Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, etc., sworn to at Boston, June 17, 
1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted July 12, 1776 ; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 
19 days; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Aug. 11, 1776, to date of dis- 
charge, Dec. 1, 1776, 3 mos. 21 days ; also, Capt. Nathan Snow's co., Col. Hawes's 
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 24, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days, at Rhode Island on a secret 
expedition; also, Capt. Nathan Packard's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; 
entered service July 25, 1778; discharged Sept. 9, 1778; service, 1 mo. 16 days, 
at Rhode Island. 

Reynolds, Eleazer. Private, Capt. Samuel Fisher's co. ; discharged Sept. 12, 
1779; sei-vice, 1 mo. 2 days; company detached from militia to serve at Rhode 
Island for 4 weeks in a regiment under Capt. Samuel Fisher ; roll sworn to 
at Wrentham and endorsed "Colo. Benja. Haws Regiment;" also, Capt. 
Fisher's co., Col. Turner's regt. ; treasury pay roll dated March 26, 1783. 

Reynolds, " Elections." Private, Capt. Job Peirce's co., Col. Theophilus Cotten's 
(Plymouth Co.) regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1777, dated Middleborough; service, 
30 days, at Rhode Island. 

Reynolds, Enos. Sergeant, Capt. Job Peirce's (Middleborough) co., Col. Sprowtt's 
(Sprout's) regt. ; marched Dec. 9, 1776 ; service, 10 days ; company marched 
to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm at Howland's Ferry. 

Reynolds, Enos. 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 re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 11, 1780; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, ruddy; 
engaged for town of Boxford ; arrived at Springfield July 10, 1780; marched 
to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Capt. George Webb. 

Reynolds, Ephraim, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's (2d Middle- 
borough) CO. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the alann of April 
19, 1775, to Marshfield; service, 3 days; also, Capt. Job Peirce's (Middle- 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 127 

Reynolds, Ephkaim, continued. 

borough) CD., Col. Sprowtt's (Siirout's) regt. ; marclied Dec. 9, 177G; sei-vice, 
4 (lays ; company marched to Tivertou, R. I., ou au alarm at Howland's Ferry. 

Reynolds, Ezra, Middleborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Conti- 
nental Anny from Capt. Amos Washburn's co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's (4th 
Plymouth Co.) regt. ; residence, Middleborough ; engaged for town of Middle- 
borough; jouied Capt. Wadsworth's co., Col. Bradford's regt. ; temi, Syears; 
also, Private, 3d co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt.; Continental Army pay 
accoimts for service from May 6, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Thomas 
Turner's co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of 
enlistment. May 6, 1777, to May 28, 1777 ; credited with 23 days allowance ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; return [year not given] ; mustered by County and 
Continental Muster Masters. 

Reynolds, Ishmael, Lanesborough. Private, Capt. Asa Bams's co., Col. Ben- 
jamin Ruggles "Woodbridge's regt. ; company return dated Sept. 28, 1775. 

Reynolds, John. Private, Capt. Nathan Rowlee's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy Rob- 
inson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia: mixster roll dated Garrison at 
Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777 ; enlisted Jan. 9, 1777 ; enlistment to expire March 
25, 1777. 

Reynolds, John. Receipt dated Boston, June 6, 1782, for bounty paid said Rey- 
nolds by Ebenezer Baker, Chairman of Class No. 7 of the town of Dorchester, 
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Reynolds, John. Fifer, 5th co. ; entry dated Oct. 3, 1783, of an order for wages 
for May and Jime [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted 
on accoimt of wages, etc. 

Reynolds, Jonas, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Josiah Hayden'sco., Col. Bailey's 
regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of Ajiril 19, 1775 ; service, 
4 days; also. Corporal, Capt. Nathan Packard's co., Col. Edward Mitchell's 
regt. ; service, 5 daj^s ; company ordered to march to Squantum March 4, 1776, 
on an alarm. 

Reynolds, Jonathan. Private, Capt. David Packard's co., Col. Eliphalet Cary's 
regt. ; service, 8 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of 
July 22, 1780. 

Reynolds, Joseph, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Josiah Hayden's co., Col. Bai- 
ley's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 4 days; also, Capt. Nathan Packard's co., Col. Edward Mitchell's regt. ; 
service, 5 days ; company ordered to march to Squantimi March 4, 1776, on an 
alann ; also, Capt. Henry Prentiss's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; abstract 
for advance pay, etc., sworn to at Boston, Jime 17, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
enlisted July 12, 1776 ; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 19 days ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
service from Aug. 11, 1776, to date of discharge, Dec. 1, 1776, 3 mos. 21 days ; also, 
Corporal, Capt. Nathan Packard's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered 
service July 25, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 9, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 16 daj's, at Rhode 
Island ; also, Private, Capt. David Packard's co., Col. Eliphalet Cary's regt. ; 
service, 3 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of July 22, 1780. 

Reynolds, Joseph. Receipt dated Sturbridge, May 8, 1781, for bounty paid said 
Reynolds by Timothy Newell and others, on behalf of a class of the town of 
Sturbridge to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, 
Private, Capt. Simon Jackson's (8th) co.. Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt.; 
muster roll for Nov., 1782. 

Reynolds, Mingo. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Green's 
(1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll dated July 6, 1778 ; enlisted Jiu'ie 



128 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Keyxolds, ^Iingo, continued. 

4, 1778; enlistment, tluring war; reported joined since last muster; also, same 
CO. and battalion ; muster rolls for Sept., 1778-Feb., 1779; reported absent with 
leave in Sept., 1778, absent without leave in Oct., 1778, on fatigue duly in Dec, 
1778; also, same co. and battalion; muster roll for March, 1779, dated East 
Greenwich ; reported on command at " Obdikes Newton ; " also, Capt. Lewis's 
(2d) CO., Col. Greene's battalion ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated East Green- 
wich ; reported absent without leave ; also, Capt. Lewis's (3d) co., Col. Greene's 
battalion; muster rolls for July, Aug., and Oct., 1779; reported a prisoner of 
war in July, a prisoner at Newport in Aug., a prisoner in Oct. 

Reynolds, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co., Col. Edward Mit- 
chell's regt. ; service, 5 daj's ; company ordered to march to Squautuni March 
4, 1776, on an alarm. 

Reynolds, Nathaniel, Jr. Order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to Capt. 
Nathan Alden, dated Bristol, March 7, 1777, signed by said Reynolds, for wages 
for 3 mos. service at Bristol, R. I., in Capt. Nathan Alden's co.. Col. Jeremiah 
Hall's regt. 

Reynolds, Owkn. Private, Cajit. Hart Williams's co., Col. Edmund Phinney's 
regt. ; billetuig allowed from time of enlistment to date of marching to head- 
fjuarters, July 5, 1775 ; credited with G weeks 2 days allowance. Roll sworn to 
in Cmnberland Co. 

Reynolds, Peter. Company receipt for wages, given to Capt. Samuel Thomes, 
dated North Kingston, Jan. 6, 1777. 

Reynolds, Roger. Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 17, 
1775. 

Reynolds, Samuel, Boston. Private, Lieut. Col. William Washington's (3d) 
regt. of light dragoons ; Contmental Aniiy pay accounts for service from Jan. 
1, 1777, to Dec. 13, 1779; residence, Boston; copy of discharge, dated Phila- 
delphia, Dec. 13, 1779, signed by Lieut. Col. Washington, appearuig with ac- 
count, states that said ReJ^lolds had served for 3 years in above regiment with 
entire credit to himself and was honorably discharged ; also, accovmt rendered 
against the United States for amounts paid by the Commonwealth to Maj. 
Caleb Gibbs and men in Col. Washington's guards and others, as exhibited by 
Committee on Claims in behalf of INlassachusctts against the United States 
Sept. 21, 1787. 

Reynolds, Samuel, Penobscot. Private, Capt. John Lane's co. ; enlisted July 14, 
1775; service to Nov. 1, 1775, 3 mos. 25 days; company probably stationed at 
Cape Ajin for defence of seacoast. 

Reynolds, Samuel. Capt. Silas Wild's co., Col. Greaton's regt. ; order for boxmty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge Camp, Dec. 12, 1775. 

Reynolds, S^vjiuel. Private, Capt. Elisha Nye's co. ; entered service April 5, 1776; 
service to June 1, 1776, 1 nio. 26 days; company stationed at Elizabeth Islands 
for defence of .seacoast. [See Samuel Reynols and Samuel Riuich.] 

Reynolds, Samuel. Private, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 
1776 ; reported on command with Gen. Lee. 

Reynolds, Samuel. Certificate dated IVftichias, Dec. 12, 1777, signed by Capt. 
Reuben Dyer, certifying that Capt. Stephen Smith, Muster Master for Lincoln 
Co., paid said Reynolds and others belonging to Capt. Dyer's co. the bounty 
allowed them for engagmg to serve on expedition against St. Johns. 



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Keynolds, Stephen. Private, Capt. Adams Bailey's (late Capt. Jacob Allen's) 
CO., Col. John Bailey's (2(1) regt. ; entered service Sept. 4, 1771); discharged 
Jime 4, 1780 ; term, 9 months. 

Reynolds, Thomas, Bristol (also given Rehoboth). Private, Colonel's co., Col. 
Henry Jackson's (16th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 
Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Bristol ; also, return certified at Camp 
near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, 
Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belongmg to Massachusetts 
in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under 
the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 
1779; Colonel's co. ; rank. Private; residence, Rehoboth; engaged Dec. 5, 
1777 ; term, during war ; family of said Reynolds reported as at Wrentham ; 
also, Colonel's co. commanded by Capt. Lieut. John Hobby, Col. Jackson's 
regt. ; pay rolls for April-July, 1780 ; reported sick and absent in May, 1780 ; 
also, descriptive list dated Hutts, three miles from West Point, Jan. 28, 1781 ; 
Capt. Dow's CO., 9th Mass. regt. commanded by Col. Henry Jackson; age, 42 
yrs. ; stature, (i ft. 1 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; occui)ation, carjjenter ; 
residence, Brister (Bristol) ; enlisted Nov. 30, 1779, by Col. Jackson ; enlist- 
ment, diu'ing war. 

Reynolds, Thoblas, Deerfield. Private, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's co., Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt. ; company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Reynolds, Thomas. Private, Capt. Lemuel Stewart's co. ; entered service July 
1 [1775]; credited with 51 days billeting allowance; amomit of billeting for 
company paid on a warrant from Maj. Gen. Schuyler, and receipted for by 
Capt. Stewart, at Albany, Jan. 27, 1776. 

Reynolds, Thomas. Private, Capt. Thomas Cole's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's 
(1st Rhode Island) battalion; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Green- 
wich ; enlistment, 3 years. 

Reynolds, Thomas. Private, Capt. David Packard's co., Col. Eliphalet Cary's 
regt.; service, 11 days; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of 
July 22, 1780. 

Reynolds, Tlmothy, Montague. List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from 9th co., 6th Hampshire Co. regt., as returned by 1st Lieut. Caleb 
Benjamen, sworn to April 1, 1779; residence, Montague; engaged for town of 
Montague; joined Capt. Saturlee's co., Col. Hazen's regt.; term, during war. 

Reynolds, Tdiothy. Private, Capt. David Packard's co.. Col. Eliphalet Cary's 
regt. ; service, 3 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of July 
22, 1780. 

Reynolds, "William Hooper, Marblehead. Sergeant, Capt. Nicholson Broughton's 
CO., Col. John Glover's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged May 16, 
1775 ; service, 2 mos. 21 days. 

Reynols, Samuel. Private, Capt. Elisha Nye's co. ; service from Jime 1, 1776, to 
Sept. 1, 1776, 3 mos. ; company stationed at Elizabeth Islands. Roll sworn to 
in Barnstable Co. [See Samuel Reynolds and Samuel Rimch.] 

Reyonls, Joseph. Capt. Cooper's co. ; entered service July 16, 1779 ; discharged 
April 16, 1780 ; term, 9 months. 

Reytemaster, George. Private, Capt. John Redman's co., in a regiment com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. John Parke; pay roll for Aug., 1778. 

Rhay, John. Descriptive list of deserters from Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) 
regt., dated West Point, Aug. 18, 1782; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; com- 
plexion, light ; hair, light ; deserted April -, 1778, from Albany. 



130 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Rhka, James. Private, Capt. John Mott's co., Col. Elias Dayton's (3(1 New Jersey) 
regt. ; muster roll for Sept. and Oct., 1777. 

Rhichards, Oliver. Pay roll for C months men raised by the town of Newburyport 
for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 8, 1780 ; dis- 
charged Jan. 17, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 23 days, including travel (13 days) home. 

Rhiedel, Henky. Communication addressed to Hon. Artemas "Ward at Roxbury, 
dated April 15, 1778, signed by Col. T. Crafts, .stating that said Rhiedel, Ser- 
geant in his regiment, had received State bomity, clothing, etc., subsequent to 
joining the reghnent and that his behavior had been such as to merit appro- 
bation and that he had no objection to the discharge of said Rhiedel ; also, 
Coimcil order dated April 16, 1778, discharging .said Rhiedel from further ser- 
vice in Col. Thomas Crafts's regt. on condition that he deliver up to Col. Crafts 
liis arms and accoutrements and pay to him £14, two-thirds of the bounty 
received by said Rhiedel fi'om Col. Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suifolk Co. 

Rhoad, Moses. Receipt dated Wells, Jime 12, 1782, for bounty paid said Rhoad 
by Capt. John Lord, Chaii-man of Cla,ss No. 2 of the town of Arundel, to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Rhoades, Jacob. Private, Capt. Jonathan Majmard's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt.; muster roll for Feb., 1782; enlisted April 17, 17S1 ; enlistment, 
3 years. [See John Rhoads.] 

Rhoades, John, Marblehead. Private, Capt. John Glover, Jr.'s (10th) co.. Col. 
John Glover's (21st) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Rhoades, John, "Worthington. List dated Worthiagton, Jiine 15, 1779, returned 
by Capt. Ebenezer "Webber, of men serving in the Contmental Anny to the 
credit of the town of Worthington either for the war or until Jan. 1, 1780; 
residence, Worthington; reported as having joined CajJt. Watkins's co.. Col. 
Bi'ewer's regt. ; term, 3 years. 

Rhoades, Nathaniel, Nantucket (also given Abmgton). Return of men raised 
to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Nathan Snow's (South Abington) 
CO., Col. Mitchel's (3d Plj^nouth Co.) regt. ; residence, Nantucket ; enlisted 
for town of Abington; jomed Capt. Turner's co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; enlist- 
ment, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered between May 7, and May 14, 1777, by 
James Hatch, Muster Master for Pljanouth Co. ; Col. Bradford's regt. ; age, 
18 yrs. ; residence, Abington ; enlisted by Cajit. Warren. 

Rhoades, Samuel. Private, Capt. Oliver Clap's co.. Col. Benjamin Haws's regt. ; 
enlisted Oct. 10, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1777 ; service, 24 days, on a secret 
expedition to Rhode Island, including 3 days (GO miles) travel home. 

Rhoads, Adam, Dedham. Private, Capt. Aaron Guild's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Hull, July 13, 1776; 
also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 177G, signed by said Rhoads and 
others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and pay- 
ment of wages; also, Cajit. Guild's co.. Col. Whitney's regt.; service from 
Jime 20, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 11 days; rolls 
dated Camp at Hull ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to 
time of return home, 1 mo. 2 days; roll dated Hull; also, Capt. Ebenezer 
Everet's co.. Col. McInto.sh's regt., Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 
1778 ; discharged Sept. 14, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days, on exjiedition to Rhode 
Island. 

Rhoads, Daniel, Stoughtonham. I'rivate, Cai)t. Samuel Payson's co.. Col. John 
Graton's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April li), 1775; 
service, 8 days; also, Caj)t. Samuel Payson's co., Col. Josejih Read's regt.; 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 131 

Rhoads, Daniel, continued. 

muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days ; 
also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said Rhoads and 
others belonguig to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and pay- 
ment of wages. 

Rhoads, David, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Samuel Payson's co.. Col. Joseph 
Read's regt; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; service, 3 
mos. 4 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 
29, 1775. 

Rhoads, Eliphalet. Private, Capt. William BuUard's co. (co. of South Pari.sh in 
Dedham), Col. William Mclntash's (Mcintosh's) regt. ; service, 5 days, on the 
alarm of March 4, 1776; also, Capt. Aaron Guild's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt.; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Hull, July 13, 1776; 
also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said Rhoads and 
others belonguig to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and pay- 
ment of wages ; also, Capt. Aaron Guild's co., Col. Whitney's regt. ; service 
from June 20, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 11 days; 
rolls dated Camp at Hull; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, 
to time of return home, 1 mo. 2 days; roll dated Hull; also, Capt. Ebenezer 
Everet's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt.. Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 
1778 ; discharged Sept. 14, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days, on expedition to Rhode 
Island. 

Rhoads, Hezekiah. Capt. Samuel Low's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt. ; entered service July 9, 1777; discharged July 23, 1777; service, 15 
days, at "St. Coyx " (St. Croix) ; also, Private, same co. and regt.; entered 
service Sept. 5, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 1, 1777 ; service, 27 days, at Pawlet. 

Rhoads, Jacob, Arundel. Descriptive list of men in Continental service; Capt. 
Allen's CO., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 18 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 
5 in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, farmer; residence, Anmdel; 
engaged for town of Arundel ; engaged April 17, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Rhoads, James, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Samuel Payson's co., Col. John 
Graton's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 8 days; also, Caiit. Samuel Payson's co.. Col. Joseph Read's regt.; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 29, 1775 ; also, 
lietition addressed to the General Court, dated Stoughtonham, March 1, 1776, 
signed by said Rhoads and others belonging to Capt. Payson's co.. Col. Read's 
regt., stating that while in service they had been stationed at Squantum and 
having been taken sick and no facilities for medical attendance being avail- 
able there, they had gone to their respective homes and employed doctors and 
nurses at their own expense, and after recovery had returned to their duty, 
and requesting that expenses for medical attendance be allowed them ; peti- 
tioners given leave to withdraw; also. Private, Capt. Josiah Pratt's (Stough- 
tonham) CO., Col. Gill's regt. ; service, 5§ days; company marched to Roxbury 
March 4, 1776, on an alarm. 

Rhoads, James, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Joseph Pettuigill's co., Lieut. Col. 
Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; company return 
dated Camp at Sewall's Pomt, Sept. 27, 1775. [See Samuel Rhoads.] 

Rhoads, James. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's 
regt. : enlisted June 27, 1778; service to Dec. 31, 1778, 6 mos. 9 days, at Rhode 
Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
mu.ster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, and Sept. 24, 1778; enlistment 
to expire Jan. 1, 1779; reijorted deserted Sept. 2, 1778. 



132 MASSACPIUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Ehoads, John, Woithiugton. Private, Capt. Malcolm Henry's co.. Col. David 
Brewer's (9th) regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Rhoads, John, Wrentliam. Private, Capt. Lewis "Whiting's co., Col. Wheelock's 
regt. ; copy of a company return dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Aug. 27, 1776 ; 
age, 16 yrs. ; also, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., Col. Haws's regt. ; service between 
July 26, 1778, and Aug. 26, 1778, 22 days, at Ehode Island; also, pay roll for 
6 months men who marched from the town of "Wrentham to serve in the Con- 
tinental Army diu-uig 1780; engaged Jmie 13, 1780; discharged Dec. 26, 1780; 
service, 6 mos. 14 days, including travel (220 miles) home ; also, Capt. Samuel 
Fisher's co. ; marched March 3, 1781 ; discharged March 17, 1781 ; service, 15 
days; company detached from 4th Suffolk Co. regt. hy order of His Excel- 
lency John Hancock for service on a 40 days expedition to Ithode Island luider 
Maj. Gen. Lincoln; also, Capt. Fisher's co., Col. Turner's regt. ; treasury pay 
roll dated March 26, 1783. 

Rhoads, John. Private, Capt. Jonathan ]\Iajniard's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt.; muster roll for Feb., 1782; enlisted April 17, 1781; enlistment, 
3 years. [See Jacob Rhoades.] 

Rhoads, Sajiuel, Lynn. Private, Capt. David Parker's (1st LjTm) co., which 
marched probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord ; service, 2 days. 

Rhoads, Samuel, "SValpole. Private, Capt. Seth Bullard's co.. Col. Joseph Read's 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
8 days. 

Rhoads, Samuel, Wrentham. Private, Capt. John Baker's co.. Col. Samuel Ger- 
rish's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 11, 1775; service, 2 
mos. 21 days; also, Capt. John Baker, Jr.'s (10th) co., Lieut. Col. Loammi 
Baldwin's (late Col. Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; pay roll for Aug., 1775; also, Capt. 
Joseph Pettengill's co., Lieut. Col. Baldwin's regt. ; order for boimty coat or its 
equivalent in money dated Camp at Sewall's Point, Nov. 19, 1775 [see James 
Rhoads] ; also. Private, Capt. Samuel Fisher's co., Col. Jonathan Titcomb's 
regt. ; service, 1 mo. 26 days ; company drafted to serve for 2 months and 
marched to Rhode Island May 3, 1777. 

Rhoads, Solomon, Dedham. Private, Capt. Aaron Guild's co.. Col. Josiah "Whit- 
ney's regt. ; abstract for advance i)ay f or 1 month, etc., dated Hull, July 13, 
1776 ; also, petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said Rhoads 
and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, askmg for increase and 
payment of wages; also, Cajit. Guild's co., Col. "Whitney's regt. ; service from 
Jime 20, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 11 days; rolls 
dated Camp at Hull ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to 
time of return home, 1 mo. 2 days; roll dated Hull: also, Capt. Samuel 
Cowell's CO., Col. Haws's regt. ; service between July 26, 1778, and Aug. 26, 
1778, 22 days, at Rhode Island ; roll swoni to at "Wrentham : also, Capt. John 
Boyd's CO., Col. John Dagget's regt. ; entered service Aug. 24, 1778 ; discharged 
Sept. 3, 1778 ; service, 11 days, at Rhode Island. 

Rho.vdr, Timothy, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Lewis "Whiting's co.. Col. 
"Wheelock's regt. ; copy of a company return dated Camp at Ticonderoga, 
Aug. 27, 1776 ; age, 21 yrs. ; also, Capt. James Endicott's co. ; entered service 
March 20, 1778; discliarged April 5 (also given April 6), 1778; service, 18 
days ; company marched to Roxbury March 20, 1778, imder command of Col. 
"William Mcintosh. 

Rhoads, Timothy, "Wrentham. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Jesse Ballau's co. (co. of 
Southwest part of Wrentham) , Col. Haws's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt. of Mass. 
militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Feb. 28, 1780 ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. 
John Bacon's co., Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt. ; engaged Jmie 27, 1780; dis- 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 133 

Rhoads, Timothy, continued. 

charged Oct. 30, 1780 ; service, 4 mos. 7 days ; regiment raised iii Suffolk Co. 
to reinforce Continental Army for 3 mouths and stationed at lihode Island. 

Rhoads, "William, "Worthington. Private, Capt. Malcolm Henry's co.. Col. David 
Brewer's (9th) regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Rhoads, Zebulon, Dedham. Private, Capt. Aaron Guild's co.. Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt.; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Hull, July 13, 
1776; also petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed by scvid Rhoads 
and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and 
payment of wages; also, Capt. Guild's co.. Col. Whitney's regt. ; service from 
Jime 20, 1776, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 11 days; rolls 
dated Camp at Hull ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to 
time of return home, 1 mo. 2 days ; roll dated Hull. 

Rhode, London, Windham. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. Timothy Pike's (4th Cumberland Co.) regt. ; residence, Windham ; 
engaged for town of Windham ; joined Capt. Skillen's co.. Col. Francis's regt. ; 
term, 3 years; also, Private, Cajit. Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Tupi)er's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 20, 1777, to Dec. 9, 1778[7] ; 
reported died Dec. 9, 1778 [7] ; also, Capt. John Skillin's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Jan. 20, 1777, to 
time of arrival at Bennington ; credited with 60 days subsistence, including 
allowance for 388 miles travel ; also, Capt. Samuel Thomes's co., Col. Tupper's 
regt.; return dated Jan. 26, 1778; mustered by Maj. Ilsley, Coimty Muster 
Master, and Col. Varrick, Continental Muster Master. [See London Rode.] 

Rhode Island, . [This name also appears under the form of Ridisland.] 

Rhode Island, Newport, Newbury. Private, Capt. Moses Greenleaf's co.. Col. 
Benjamin Tupjjer's regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from 
Feb. 18, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1777 ; reported taken in-isoner July 7, 1777 ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; return dated Jan. 25, 1778 ; residence, Newbuiy ; engaged for 
town of Newbury ; mustered by County and Continental Muster Masters ; re- 
ported taken prisoner at " Hubelton." 

Rhodemocker, John. Bombardier, Lieut. William Price's detachment from 3d 
Artillery regt. ; muster roll for May and Jime, 1782 ; enlistment, during war. 

Rhodes, . [This name also appears imder the form of Rhoad, Rhoades, Rhoads, 

Rhods, Rhoods, Rhroads, Road, Roades, Roads, Rodes, Rods, Roead, Rood, 
Roods.] 

Rhodes, Adam. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's de- 
tachment of guards; muster roll dated Boston, May 14, 1778; enlistment, 
3 months from April 2, 1778; also, same co. and detachment ; enlisted April 2, 
1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 3 mos. 2 days; detachment drafted to 
serve at Cambridge. 

Rhodes, Adaji. Marine, State ship "Tartar," commanded by Capt. John Cath- 
cart; engaged June 4, 1782; discharged Nov. 20, 1782; service, 5 mos. 16 days. 
Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Rhodes, Benjamin, Arundel. Private, Capt. Jesse Donnan's co.. Col. James 
Scammon's (.30th) regt. ; miister roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; 
service, 3 mos. ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775], including abstract 
of pay to last of July, 1775 ; also, return of men mustered by Nathaniel Wells, 
Muster Master for York Co., dated Wells, Jmie 7, 1777; said Rhodes appears 
among men drafted or hired to serve in the Contmental Anny imtil Jan. 10 
[year not given], to the credit of the town of Wells ; joined Capt. Daniel Mer- 
ril's CO., Col. Brewer's regt. 



134: ]\IASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rhodes, Benjamin, Stoughton or Stouglitonham. Lieutenant, Capt. Josiali Pratt's 
CO., Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of 
April 19, 1775 ; said Rhodes marched April 19, 1775 ; discharged April 22, 1775 ; 
service, 5 days; company raised in Stoughton and Stoughtonham. 

Rhodes, Bristol. Private, Capt. Edward Slocum's co.. Col. Greene's (1st Rhode 
Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Greenwich ; enlist- 
ment, during war. 

Rhodes, Charles. 1st Lieutenant, brigantine "General Gasden " (privateer); 
petition dated Boston, Aug. 18, 1778, signed by John Horn, of Providence, in 
behalf of Messrs. Bourdeaux & Co., owners, asking that he be commissioned as 
commander of said vessel ; ordered in Coimcil Aug. 18, 1778, that a commission 
be issued ; also, list of prisoners sent from New York to Portsmouth, N. H., to 
be exchanged for British prisoners [year not given] ; reported a Lieutenant ; 
also. Prize Master, on board the armed ship "Deane," commanded by Capt. 
Elisha Himnan ; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated Boston, Nov. -, 
1780; age, 30 yrs. ; complexion, light. 

Rhodes, Daniel, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Samuel Payson's co., Col. Joseph 
Read's (20th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. The- 
oijhilus Lyon's CO. ; entered service March 1, 1778; discharged April 5, 1778; 
service, 36 days ; company marched to Castle Island March 1, 1778, under com- 
mand of Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce. 

Rhodes, David, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Edward Bridge Savel's (1st 
Stoughtonham) co. of militia. Col. Robinson's regt., which marched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Samuel Payson's co., Col. 
Joseph Read's (20th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Rhodes, Dick. Private, Capt. John S. Dexter's (4th) co.. Col. Christopher Greene's 
(1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Green- 
wich ; enlistment, durmg war. 

Rhodes, Eliphalet. Cori)oral, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's 
detachment of guards ; muster roll dated Boston, May 14, 1778 ; enlistment, 
3 months from April 2, 1778; also, same co. and detachment; enlisted April 2, 
1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days ; detachment drafted to 
serve at Cambridge. 

Rhodes, "Holdon." Private, Capt. Squire Millard's co.. Col. John Waterman's 
regt. ; pay abstract for wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 
1777 ; said Rhodes credited with 3 days allowance ; also, copy of a company 
receipt, given to Capt. Squire Millerd, dated Warwick, for wages and billeting 
for service from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777. 

Rhodes, Ira, Williamstown. Descriptive list of men in Contmental service ; Capt. 
Zebulon King's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 
5 ft. 11 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light ; occupation, laborer ; birthplace, 
New York; residence, Williamstown; enlisted Jan. 15, 1781; enlistment, 3 
years; also, Private, Capt. Zebulon Kmg's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's 
(7th) regt.; muster roll for Sept., 1781; enlisted Feb. 15, 1781; enlistment, 
3 years; reported on extra service as wagoner; also, muster rolls for Oct., 
Nov., and Dec, 1781, and Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts; reported on extra 
duty in Oct. and Nov., 1781; also, list of recruits sent by Massachusetts as 
portion of her quota of the Continental Army subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781, who 
were reported as unfit for duty ; also, return of recruits who had been mustered 
out by the Inspector General, dated West Point, May 26, 1782; 7th Mass. 
regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; engaged for town of Williamstown ; 
engaged Feb. 15, 1781; term, 3 years; reported always imwell and almost a 
fool ; also, list of men who were discharged subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said 
Rhodes discharged Sept. 15, 1782, by Gen. Washmgton, being an idiot. 



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Rhodes, Jacob, Anindel. Descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Jonathan 
Majmard's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
4 in. ; complexiou, dark; hair, dark; occupation, laborer; birthplace, Arimdcl; 
residence, Ai-undel; enlisted April 1 (also given April 17), 1781; enlistment, 
3 years. 

Rhodes, James, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Samuel Payson's co.. Col. Joseph 
Read's (20th) regt. ; company retui-u [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Rhodes, Jere, Stoughton or Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Josiah Pratt's co.. 
Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775 ; said Rhodes marched April 19, 1775 ; discharged April 22, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 5 days ; company raised in Stoughton and Stoughtonham. 

Rhodes, Jesse. Capt. Simeon Brown's co., Col. Jacob Gerrisli's regt. of guards; 
service from April 2, 1778, to July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 2 days ; roll dated Camp 
"Winter Hill ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from July 2 to July 12, 1778, 
10 days ; roll dated Camp at Winter Hill ; also, Private, Capt. Addison Rich- 
ardson's CO., Col. Wade's regt. ; entered service July 12, 1780; discharged Oct. 
10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 11 days, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; 
regiment detached fi'om Essex Co. militia to serve for 3 mouths. 

Rhodes, John, Anmdel. Return of men mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Muster 
Master for York Co., dated Wells, Feb. 28, 1780; said Rhodes and others 
mustered July 3, 1779, to serve mitil Jan. 1, 1780 ; residence, Arundel ; also, 
return of men mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Muster Master for York Co., 
certified in York Co., June 6, 1780; said Rhodes appears among men mustered 
to serve for 8 months in defence of eastern Massachusetts, agreeable to resolve 
of March 25, 1780; residence, Arundel. 

Rhodes, John, Marblehead. Private, Capt. John Glover's co.. Col. John Glover's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted July 11, 1775 ; service, 20 days. 

Rhodes, John, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tisdale's (Stoughtonham) 
CO., which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775 ; service, 22 days. 

Rhodes, John. Drummer; list dated Maiden, Aug. 3, 1775, of men belonging to 
Capt. Eleazer Lindsey's co.. Col. Samuel Gerrisb's regt., who were credited with 
having received sums of money, iirobably on accomit of advance pay; also, 
Capt. Daniel Gallushee's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regt. ; order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Maiden, Dec. 22, 1775. 

Rhodes, John. Copy of an enlistment agreement, dated July 2, 1776, signed by said 
Rhodes and others, engagmg themselves to serve imtil Dec. 1, 1776, imless 
sooner discharged, to furnish themselves with blankets, firearms, etc., and to 
march with despatch to join Northern army ; enlisted July 0, 1776. 

Rhodes, John. Capt. Miles Greenwood's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; 
service from Feb. 3, 1778, to April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 1 day, at Cambridge ; roll dated 
Camj) at Winter Hill ; also, Capt. Smieon Brown's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's 
regt. of guards ; service between April 2, 1778, and July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 1 day ; 
roll dated Camji Winter Hill ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from July 2 to 
July 12, 1778, 10 days; roll dated Camp at Winter Hill; also, Capt. Samuel 
Huse's CO., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; enlisted July 13, 1778; dis- 
charged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 5 mos. 3 days, at Cambridge. 

Rhodes, John. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 5, 1780, returned as 
received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 9, 1780 ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged 
for town of Wrentham ; arrived at Springfield, July 8, 1780 ; marched to camp 
July 9, 1780, under command of Lieut. Jackson, of the artillery. 



136 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Khodes, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Holden's co., Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt. ; 
enlisted July 27, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 31, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 7 days, mcluding 
3 days (70 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months. 

Khodes, John. Return of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service, agree- 
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for tow n of Lj-nn ; engaged March 30, 
1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Khodes, Jos., Jr., Stoughton or Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Josiah Pratt's co., 
Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched in I'esponse to the alann of April 
19, 1775 ; said Rhodes marched April 20, 1775 ; discharged April 22, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 4 days ; company raised m Stoughton and Stoughtonham. 

Khodes, Josiah. Capt. Miles Greenwood's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards ; 
enlisted Nov. 11, 1777 ; service to Feb. 2, 1778, 2 mos. 22 days, at Charlestown ; 
roll dated Camp at Winter Hill ; also, Private, Capt. Addison Richardson's 
CO., Col. Wade's regt. ; entered service July 12, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; 
service, 3 mos. 11 daj-s, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; regiment 
detached from Essex Co. militia to serve for 3 months. 

Rhodes, ]SIoses, Anindel. Descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Jonathan 
Felt's (al.so given Capt. Turner's) co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; 
age, 17 yi-s. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light ; occupation, 
black.smith ; birthijlace, Arundel ; residence, Anmdel ; enlisted Jan. 5 (also 
given June 15) , 1782 ; enlistment, 3 years. 

Rhodes, Prehus. Private, Capt. John Holden's (2d) co.. Col. Christopher Greene's 
(1st Rhode Island) battalion; muster roll for July, 1779, dated Camp East 
Greenwich ; enlistment, during war. 

Rhodes, Samtjel, Lynn. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster 
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Dec. 7, 1777; Capt. Hastmgs's co.. Col. 
Lee's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. William North's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Oct. IG, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779; credited to town of Lynn; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for 
April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet; also, Capt. North's (5th) co., Col. Jackson's 
regt. ; return certified at Camp Providence, July 13, 1779 ; enlisted Oct. 16, 
1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for July, 1779, 
sworn to at Camp Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1779; 
also, same co. and regt. ; regimental return made up to Dec. 31, 1779, dated 
Camp at Providence ; also, Capt. North's (1st) co., Col. Jackson's (IGth) regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Oct. 14, 1780; 
also, return certified at Camp near Morristowii, April 30, 1780, of officers and 
men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men 
• belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incor- 
porated into a regiment under the command of Col. Heniy Jackson, agreeable 
to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; Capt. North's co. ; rank, Private; resi- 
dence, Lynn ; engaged for town of Ljnm ; engaged Oct. 14, 1777 ; term, 3 years. 

Rhodes, Samuel, Montague. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from 6th co., 6th Hami)sliire Co. regt., as returned by 1st Lieut. Caleb 
Benjamen; residence, Montague; engaged for town of Shutesbiuy; tenn, 9 
months; also, list of men raised in Hampshire Co. for the tenn of 9 months 
from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, 
returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, 
July 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of Montague ; arrived at Fishkill Jiuie 16, 
1778. 

Rhodes, Samuel, Walpole. Private, Capt. Seth Bullard's (Walpole) co. of militia, 
Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser- 



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Rhodes, Samuel, continued. 

vice, 9 days; also, Capt. Seth Bullard's co., Col. Joseph Read's regt. ; com- 
pany return dated Roxbnry Camp, Sept. 2G, 1775. 

Rhodes, Samuel. Capt. Robert Davis's co., Col. Freeman's regt. ; service, 37 days ; 
company raised for service on secret expedition to Rhode Island. Roll sworn 
to in Suffolk Co., Dec. 4, 1777. 

Rhodes, Samuel. Private, Capt. John Ellis's co., Col. Thomas Poor's regt.; en- 
listed Jime 11, 1778; discharged Nov. 16, 1778; service, 5 mos. 16 days, includ- 
ing 11 days (222 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to fortify and secure passes 
of North river, N. Y. ; roll sworn to at Medway; also, same co. and regt.; 
muster rolls for Jxme-Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1778, dated King's Ferry. 

Rhodes, Samuel. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co., Col. Christopher Greene's (1st 
Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll dated July 6, 1778 ; enlisted Feb. 22 [year 
not given] ; enlistment, during war; also, same co. and battalion ; mu.ster rolls 
for Sept. and Dec, 1778; reported absent with leave in Sept., 1778; also, same 
CO. and battalion; muster roll for March, 1779, dated East Greenwich; also, 
Capt. Lewis's (2d) co., Col. Greene's battalion; muster roll for April, 1779, 
dated East Greenwich ; reported sick in hospital ; also, Capt. Lewis's (3d) 
CO., Col. Greene's battalion; muster rolls for July, Aug., and Oct., 1779, 
dated East Greenwich ; also, same co. and battalion ; muster rolls for Nov. 
and Dec, 1779, dated Newport. 

Rhodes, Silas. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's co.. Col. Seth Murray's regt. ; 
enlisted July 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos., including 7 
days (132 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army 
for 3 months. 

Rhodes, Simeon, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tisdale's (Stoughton- 
ham) CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 weeks 
1 day. 

Rhodes, Simeon. List of men raised in Suffolk Co. for the term of 9 months from 
the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, 
returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated 
Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; engaged for town of Dedham; arrived at Fishkill 
June 14, 1778. 

Rhodes, Solomon. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's 
detachment of guards; muster roll dated Boston, May 14, 1778; enlistment, 
3 months from April 2, 1778 ; also, same co. and detachment ; enlisted April 
2, 1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days ; detachment drafted 
to serve at Cambridge. 

Rhodes, Teviothy, Stoughton or Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Israel Smith's 
(Alarm) co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days; 
company raised in Stoughton and Stoughtonham ; also, list of men belonging 
to Col. Wheelock's regt. who were discharged; Capt. "Whiting's co. ; said 
Rhodes discharged Nov. 11, 1776. 

Rhodes, Tlmothy. Sergeant, Capt. John Ellis's co.. Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ; 
engaged June 26, 1778 ; discharged Feb. 24, 1779 ; service, 8 mos. 9 days, in- 
cluding 11 days (225 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to fortify and secure 
passes of North river, N. Y. ; roll sworn to at Medway; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay rolls for July, Aug., and Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, dated King's Ferry. 

Rhodes, "Willlvm, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tisdale's (Stoughton- 
ham) CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 weeks 
1 day. 



138 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rhodes, "William, "Wortliington. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army prior to May 31, 1777, as returned by Caiit. Ebenezer Webber and Lieut. 
Abner Dwellee ; residence, Woi'thington ; enlisted for town of Worthington ; 
joined Capt. "Watkuis's co.. Col. Brewer's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years; also, 
Corporal, Capt. A. Williams's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; Continental 
Anny pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. 
Nathan Watkins's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; return made agreeable to 
order of Council of Dec. 26, 1777 ; mustered by State Muster Master. 

Rhodes, Willl\m. Private, Lieut. Esek Olney's (Capt. Thomas 01ney',s) co., 6th 
division, Col. Jabez Bowen's regt. ; enlisted May 21, 1777; service to June 3, 
1777, 14 days, imder Capt. Jonathan Russell at Pawtiixet. 

Rhodes, Zebulon. Fifer, Capt. John Ellis's co., Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ; engaged 
Jime 11, 1778; discharged Jan. 29, 1779; service, 7 mos. 29 days, includuig 
11 days (222 mile.s) travel home ; regiment raised to fortify and secure passes 
of North river, N. Y. ; roll sworn to at Medway ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay 
rolls for June-Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton; also, same co. and regt.; pay 
rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, dated King's Ferry. 

Rhodevlin, Peter, Ashbumham. Descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Zeb- 
ulon King's CO., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 15 yrs. ; stature, 
4 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark (also given light) ; hair, dark (also given brown) ; 
occupation, laborer (also given farmer) ; birthplace, Ashbumham ; residence, 
Ashbumham; engaged for town of Ashbumham; engaged March 22, 1782 
(also given Dec. 17, 1781) ; term, 3 years. 

Rhods, Aaron. Private, Capt. John Baxter's co. ; marched Sept. 30, 1782 ; dis- 
charged Oct. 24, 1782 ; service, 27 days ; comiiany detached for service under 
Maj. Job Cushing at Hull. Roll dated Medfield. 

Rhods, Adam. Private, Capt. Samuel Warner's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 18, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 23, 1780 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 13 days, travel (130 miles) included ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Rhods, Benjamin, Arundel. Capt. Jesse Dorman's co.. Col. James Scammon's 
(30th) regt. ; order for boxinty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cam- 
bridge, Oct. 27, 1775; also, Capt. Daniel Merrill's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's 
regt.; return [year not given] ; residence, Arundel ; enlisted for town of Wells; 
enlistment, 8 months; reported taken prisoner Dec. 27, 1777. 

Rhods, Eleazer. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 22, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; .service on 
expedition to Bennmgton. 

Rhods, Elipil^vlet. Private, Capt. Abel Richards's co.. Col. Benjamin Haws's 
regt. ; enlisted Sei)t. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 7 days, 
on a secret expedition to Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Dedham. 

Rhods, Jacob, Jr. Receipt dated Armidel, May 16, 1781, for bomity paid said 
Rhods by the town of Arundel to serve in the Contmental Army for the term 
of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780. 

Rhods, John, Anmdel. Cori>oral, Capt. Daniel Clark's co.. Col. Jo-seph Prime's 
regt. ; joined May 9, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 8, 1780 ; service, 7 mos. ; enli.stmcnt, 
8 months ; regiment rai.sed in York Co. for defence of eastern Massachusetts. 

Rhods, John, Lynn. Drummer, Capt. Eleazer Lindsea's co. commanded by Lieut. 
Daniel Gallushee, Col. lluggles Woodbridge's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775 ; enlisted May 14, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 14 days ; also, Capt. Daniel 
Gallushee's (10th) co.. Col. Benjamm Ruggles Woodbridge's (25th) regt. ; com- 
pany return [probably Oct., 1775]. 



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E.HODS, John. Private, Capt. Adam Martin's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; enlisted 
Oct. 7, 1779; service to Dec. 1, 1779, 1 mo. 24 days, at Rhode Island. 

Rhods, Samuel, Walpole. Private, Capt. Sahin Mann's co., Col. "Wheelock's regt. ; 
marched April 22, 1777 ; discharged May 10, 1777 ; service, 20 days ; company 
marched to Rhode Island. 

Rhods, Timothy. Private, Cajit. Thomas White's co., Maj. Edward Procter's 
detachment of guards; service from Dec. 10, 1777, to March 1, 1778, 2 mos. 17 
days, at Dorchester. 

Rhoods, Samuel, Montague. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. for 
the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. Harvey's 
CO., Col. Wright's regt.; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, light; 
hair, brown ; residence, Montague ; engaged for town of Montague ; arrived at 
Fishkill June 16, 1778. 

Rhroads, Timothy. Lieutenant, Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt. ; engaged June 27, 
1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 4 mos. 7 days; regiment raised in 
Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

RiALL, Hector. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Clap's co.. Col. Benjamin Haws's regt. ; 
entered service July 26, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 1778; service, 1 mo. 17 days, 
at Rhode Island. 

Ric[?], Daniel, Framingham. Petition addressed to Col. Samuel Bullard, dated 
Framingham, June 1, 1776, signed hj' said Ric and others belonging to Capt. 
Jesse Emes's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's (.5th Middlesex Co.) regt., asking that 
the company be divided into two companies. 

RiCAH, Isaiah. List of men returned as probably serving on main guard imder 
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin at Prospect Hill, dated July 3, 1775. 

RiCAED, John. Private, Capt. Job Peirce's co., Col. Theophilus Cotten's (Plymouth 
Co.) regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1777, dated Middleborough ; service, 30 days, at 
Rhode Island. 

RiCARD, Samuel, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's (1st Middle- 
borough) CO. of militia, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775, to Marshfield ; service, 2 days. 

RiCARDSON, JosiAH. Capt. William Rogers's co., Lieut. Col. Loainmi Baldwin's 
(38th) regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Chelsea, 
Dec. 28, 1775. 

RicCARD, John Holden. List of prisoners sent from Halifax to Boston m the 
cartel "Swift" Sept. 30, 1778, as returned by Thomas Baildon, Commissary 
of Prisoners ; reported a Master. 

Riccor[?], Timothy. Private, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co.. Col. Asa Bams's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt.; entered service Oct. 28, 1781; service, 10 days; company 
marched by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward. 

Rice, . [This name also appears under the form of Ric, Rise, Roice, Rose, 

Royce.] 

Rice, . General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Oct. 20, 1776, taken 

from Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Orderly Book ; Adjutant Waker ordered to 
perform duty of Brigade Major of 2d brigade during the ab-sence of said Rice, 
Major. 

Rice, . Drummer, Capt. Ezra Whittelsey's co., 3d Berkshire Co. regt. ; entered 

service Nov. 5, 1780; service, 2 days, on an alarm at Saratoga. 



140 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 



Rice, . Lieutenant, 4th Mass. regt. commanded by Col. Henry Jackson ; returns 

of effectives, dated Cantonment 1st Mass. brigade, Jan. 10, and Jan. 24, 1783; 
reported on command at Philadelphia ; also, returns of effectives, dated Feb. 
14, and Feb. 21, 1783; reported on duty at the Lines. 

Rice, Aaron, Grafton. Private, Capt. Joseph Warrin's co. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 
1777; discharged Aug. 26, 1777; service, 5 days, imder Lieut. Col. Wheelock 
in Northern department ; company marched to Bennington on an alarm ; also. 
Corporal, Capt. Isaac Harrington's co.. Col. Samuel Deanney's (Denny's) regt. ; 
enlisted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Dec. 2, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 days, includ- 
ing travel (160 miles) home ; regiment detaclied to join Continental Army for 
3 months and ordered to march to Claverack ; 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 Justm Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. 
Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 13, 1780 ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
8 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for town of Grafton; arrived at Springfield 
July 12, 1780; marched to camp July 13, 1780, imder command of Capt. 
Thomas Pritchard ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and re- 
tm-ned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Rice, Abel, Guilford. Sergeant, Capt. Moses Draper's co., Lieut. Col. William 
Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated Camp 
Prospect Hill, Oct. 7, 1775 ; also order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Camp Prospect Hill, Dec. 27, 1775. 

Rice, Abiah (also given Abijah) , Lancaster. List of 9 months men mustered by 
Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Eager's co.. Col. 
Whitney's regt. ; engaged for town of Lancaster ; mustered July 4, 1779 ; also, 
descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, as returned by Seth 
Washburn, Supermtendent for Worcester Co.; Capt. Ager's co.. Col. Whit- 
ney's regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light ; marched July 
14, 1779; reported delivered to Capt. C. Marshall; also, Corporal, Capt. J. 
Pray's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt.; Continental Army pay accoiuits for 
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Lancaster; also, descrip- 
tive list dated West Point, Jan. 1, 1781; Capt. John Pray's co.. Col. Jo.sei)h 
Vose's (1st) regt. ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, light ; hair, dark ; 
occupation, husbandman; birthplace, Holden ; residence, Lancaster; enlisted 
Jan. 1, 1780, by Capt. Hitchcock, at Fishkill ; enlistment, during war ; also, 
Capt. John Pray's co.. Col. Joseph Vase's (1st) regt.; muster roll for Jan., 
1781, dated West Point; also, muster rolls for Feb., March, and April, 1781; 
also, muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Pomt ; enlisted Sept. 1, 1780 ; also, 
muster rolls for June and July, 1781, dated Phillipsborough ; reported pro- 
moted to Sergeant June 1, 1781; also. Sergeant, Capt. Pray's co.. Col. Vose's 
regt.; muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781; also, muster roll for Oct. and 
Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts; also, muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated 
Huts 1st iSIass. Brigade and sworn to at West Point. 

Rice, Abiah. Private, Capt. William Marean's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's (1st) 
regt. of guards; muster roll dated Cambridge, June 1, 1778; enlisted March 
28, 1778 ; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778 ; also, Capt. William Marean's 
CO., Col. Stainis's (Stearns's) regt. of guards; service from March 27, 1778, to 
July 2, 1778, 3 mos. 6 days, at Cambridge guarding troops of ponvention. 

Rice, Abiah (also given Abiel) . Private, Capt. Elias Pratt's co. ; entered service 
April 8, 1779 ; discharged July 1, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 23 days ; company sta- 
tioned at Rutland. Roll swoni to in Worcester Co. 

Rice, Abner, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co.. Col. Josiah Whit- 
ney's regt. ; service from Aug. 2, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 16 days, at 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 141 

Rice, Abner, continued. 

ELode Island, including travel (80 miles) home; also, list of men mustered 
by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co., to serve at Rhode 
Island until Jan. 1, 1780; Capt. Newhall'sco., Col. Rice's regt. ; engaged for 
towTi of Brookfield; mustered Jime 28, 1779; also, Private, Capt. Thomas 
Fish's CO., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; enlisted Jime 29, 1779; discharged Dec. 
25, 1779 ; service, 6 mos. 1 day, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Newport ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, swoiti to at Newport, allow- 
ing 1 mo. 4 days service at Rhode Island, travel (80 miles) included. 

Rice, Abner. Private, Capt. Joshua Reed's co.. Col. Vamum's regt.; enlisted 
Nov. .30, 1775 [service not given]. 

Rice, Abner. Sergeant, Capt. Daniel Sacket's co., Col. Woodbridge's regt.; en- 
gaged Aug. 20, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 27, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 7 days, in North- 
em department, including travel (152 miles) home. 

Rice, Abner. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 1, 1777; enlistment, 6 months from July 1, 1777; roll dated 
Providence; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Newell's co. who received 
arms from the Province store, dated North Kingston, Dec. 15, 1777; also, 
Capt. Newell's co.. Col. Keyes's regt. ; pay abstract for boimty allowed for 
service from 3 months after date of enlistment, July 10, 1777, to Jan. 4, 1778, 
2 mos. 25 days, at Rhode Island. 

Rice, Abner. Private, Capt. Adam Henry's co. ; enlisted Jan. 11, 1779 ; discharged 
March 31, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 22 (also given 2 mos. 21) days ; company de- 
tached from militia to guard troops of convention at Rutland for 3 months 
from Jan. 1, 1779. 

Rice, Abner. Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1777; discharged Aug. 20, 1777; service, 
20 days ; company marched to Bennington by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows and 
Committee of Safety at request of Gen. Stark ; roll certified at Sheffield ; also, 
Capt. John Spoor's co.. Col. John Ashley, Jr.'s regt. ; entered service Oct. 12, 
1781 ; discharged Oct. 23, 1781 ; service, 11 days ; company ordered to march 
to Barnes's Heiths in Stillwater on an alarm. 

Rice, Abraham, Jr. Receipt dated Boston, April 30, 1782, for bounty paid said 
Rice by Thomas Drury, a member of Class No. 3 of the town of Framingham, 
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Rice, Adam, Amherst. Corporal, Capt. Reuben Dickinson's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. R. "Woodbridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 1 week 4 days; also. Sergeant, Capt. Reuben Dickinson's co.. Col. 
Ruggles "Woodbridge's (25th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by .said 
Rice and others, dated Charlestown, July 27, 1775 ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; 
also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Sept. 28, 1775; also, order for boimty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp near Prospect Hill, Oct. 25, 1775; 
also, list of men appearing on a credit bill of Capt. Reuben Dicki:ison's co. 
[year not given] ; said Rice credited with 4 mos. service ; also, Quartennaster 
Sergeant (also given Sergeant), Capt. Samuel Cook's co.. Col. "Woodbridge's 
regt.; engaged Aug. .17, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 21 
days, with Northern army, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home ; company 
raised to serve until last of Nov., 1777. 

Rice, Adonijah, "Westborough (also given Northborough) . Return of men raised 
to serve in the Continental Army from 6th "Worcester Co. regt., as returned 
by Capt. Nathan Fisher ; residence, Westborough ; engaged for towm of "West- 
borough; joined Capt. Barnes's co., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, 



142 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rice, Adonijah, continued. 

list of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; 
Capt. Barnes's cc, Col. Eigelow's regt. ; mustered May 20, 1777; term, 3 
years; also, Private, Capt. Daniel Bams's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; 
Contmental Army pay accomits for service from May 5, 1777, to Oct. 24, 1777; 
residence, Northborough ; reported deceased; also, return dated Feb. 2, 1778; 
mustered by "Worcester Co. Muster Master and by a Continental Muster Master ; 
reported died Oct. 24 [1777] ; also, muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van 
Schaick's Island and sworn to at Camp near Stillwater : enlisted May 15, 1777. 

Bice, Adonijah. List of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, as re- 
turned by Maj. Metcalf, of Col. Wheelock's regt. ; engaged for town of Med- 
way ; term, 3 years; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from lstMedwayco.,Col. Benjamin Hawes's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt., as returned 
by Joseph Lovell and sworn to at Wreutham by Lieut. Stephen Clark; en- 
gaged for town of Medway; joined Capt. Childs's co.. Col. Graten's regt.; 
term to expire in 1780 ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster 
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 19, 1777; Capt. Childs's co., Col. 
John Greaton's regt.; also, Private, (late) Capt. Childs's co.. Col. Graton's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Sept. 
5, 1777 ; reported deserted. 

Rice, Adonijah. List of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster 
Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Nye's co.. Col. Grout's regt.; engaged for 
town of Barre ; mustered Jiily 2, 1779 ; also, descriptive list of men raised for 
Continental service, as returned by Seth W^ashbum, Superintendent for Worces- 
ter Co. ; Capt. Nye's co.. Col. Grout's regt. ; age, 35 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8^ in. ; 
complexion, dark; engaged for town of Barre; marched July 21, 1779; re- 
ported delivered to Ensign J. Hubble. 

Rice, Adonijah. Private, Capt. Hawes's co. of harness-makers ; Continental Army 
pay accoimts for service from Aug. 11, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779. 

Rice, Adonijah. Private, Capt. Asa Bams's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; 

service, 7 days, at the Northward; company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 

14, 1780. 
Rice, Adonijah. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army [year not 

given] ; engaged for town of Lincoln. 

Rice, Alpheus, Great Barruigton. Private, Capt. William Kuig's (1st) co.. Col. 
John Fellows's (8th) regt.; mu.ster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 20, 
1775; service, 2 mos. 16 days; also, company retiini dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 
1775 ; also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Doixhester, 
Nov. 17, 1775. 

Rice, Amos, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co., Col. Job Cushing's 
regt. ; service from July 30, 1777, to Sept. 2, 1777, 1 mo. 4 daj^s, at Bennington 
and Half Moon ; company marched from Brookfield July .30, 1777 ; also, list of 
men, dated Brookfield, Jime 30, 1778, showing service credited to them, respec- 
tively, as returned by the committee cho.sen to make an average of the service 
rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brookfield ; total amoxmt of service 
rendered made to average 5i months for each single poll in said precinct ; said 
Rice credited with IJ mos. service; also, list of men mustered by Thomas 
Newhall, Muster Master, to serve in Col. Waid's regt. at Rhode Island [year 
not given]; CajJt. Cutler's co. ; also. Private, Capt. John Cutler's co., Col. 
Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlLsted May 8, 1778; service, 1 mo. 2 days, at Rhode 
Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted July 15, 1778 ; service, 5 mos. 21 days, 
at Rliode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, 
Sept. 17, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Dec. 1, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; 
also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 143 

EiCE, Amos, continued. 

terui of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received 
of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of Gtli Mass. rcgt., at 
SiJringfield, July 1, 1780; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light ; 
engaged for town of Brookfield ; marched to camp July 1, 1780, under com- 
mand of En.sign Joseph Miller ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months ser- 
A'ice and returned bj'' Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return 
dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by 
the town of Brookfield for service in the Continental Army during 1780; 
marolied Jmie 30, 1780; discharged Dec. 6, 1780; service, 5 mos. 14 days, 
uicluding travel (150 miles) home. 

EiCE, Amos, Xorthborough. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel "Wood's co. of Minute-men, 
Gen. "Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 22 
days; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Timothy Brigham's 2d (Northborough) co., 
Gth "Worcester Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen in said regiment, 
as returned by John Gouldmg and others, field officers, dated "Westborough, 
April 15, 1776 ; ordered in Coimcil April 17, 1776, that said officers be commis- 
sioned ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Timothy Brigham's (1st) co., 6tli "Worcester 
Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned Aug. 27, 1777; also, 
2d Lieutenant, Lieut. Seth Rice's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; engaged Aug. 
21, 1777; service, 7 days, including 3 days (65 miles) travel home; company 
called out on an alarm to assist Northern army and was discharged at Hadley ; 
also, 2d Lieutenant, Col. Job Cushing's (Gth "Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. 
militia; list of officers endorsed " Jan'y 1, 1778;" also. Lieutenant, Capt. 
Nathan Fisher's co., Col. Nathaniel "Wade's regt.; engaged June 21, 1778; 
company raised to serve until Dec. 31, 1778, unless sooner discharged, and sta- 
tioned at Rhode Island; also, account sworn to in "Worcester Co., rendered 
against the state of Mass. Bay by said Rice, Lieutenant, for wages for service 
in Col. "Wade's regt. from Jime 21, 1778, to Oct. 16, 1778, 3 mos. 26 days, at 
Rhode Island, and for subsistence money for 118 days ; account endorsed " Pay 
as a Supernumerary officer." 

Rice, Amos, Petersham. Ca^jt. Jonathan Holman's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's 
regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Rice and others, dated Cambridge, 
Jime 16, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company return 
dated Camp at "Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Rice, Amos, Jr., Petersham. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from 7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Asa How and Capt. "Whig 
Spooner, dated Dec. 30, 1777; residence, Petersham; engaged for town of 
Petersham; joined Capt. Benjamin Gates's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's regt.; 
term, 8 months, to expire Jan. 10, 1778 ; also, list of men mustered by Thomas 
Newhall, Muster Master for "Worcester Co. ; Cajrt. Gates's co.. Col. Putnam's 
regt. ; mustered Jiuie 26, 1777 ; term, 8 months ; also Private, Capt. Benjamm 
Gates's CO., Col. R. Putnam's regt.; return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778; resi- 
dence. Petersham ; enlisted for town of Petersham; mustered by Capt. New- 
hall; enlistment, 8 months; reported discharged. 

Rice, Amos. Company receipt for ammxmition, given to Capt. Baniabas Sears, dated 
Dorchester Camp, Feb. 15, 1776. 

Rice, Amos. Private, Cajit. Noah Lankton's co., Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt.; entered service Api'il 26, 1777; discharged May 20, 1777; service, 25 
days, at Saratoga by order of Gen. Gates; also. Corporal, Lieut. Joseph "Will- 
son's detachment from Capt. Ezekiel Hearick's (Herrick's) co.. Col. John 
Ashley, Jr.'s (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 8, 1777: discharged July 
27, 1777 ; service, 20 days ; detachment marched to reinforce Northern army 
by order of Maj. Gen. Schuyler; roll dated Tyringham. 



144 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Bice, Artemas, Charlemont. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Rice's co. of militia, which 
marched April 22, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
13 days, travel included ; reported returned home April 29, 1775. 

Rice, Asa, Charlemont. Private, Capt. Oliver Avery's co. of Minute-men, which 

marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 17 

days; reported returned home. 
Rice, Asa, Northborough. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Wood's co. of Minute-men, Gen. 

Ward's regt., Avhich marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 13 days; 

reported returned home. 

Rice, Asa, Shrewsbury. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Job Cusliing's co. of Muiute-men 
and militia, Col. iVrtemas Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 9 days ; reported enlisted into the army ; also, 
Ensign, Capt. Job Cusliing's co.. Col. Artemas Ward's regt. ; list of officers 
[year not given, probably 1775] ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Job Cusliing's co. ; 
return of officers ui Gen. Ward's regt. to be commissioned, dated May 24, 1775; 
ordered in Provincial Congress, at Watertown, May 25, 1775, that said officers 
be commissioned ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Job Cushing's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Ward's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 28, 1775 ; service, 
3 mos. 11 days; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775; also, 
Captam, 3d (Shrewsbury) co., 6th Worcester Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of 
officers chosen in said regiment, as returned by John Goulduig and others, field 
officers, dated Westborough, April 15, 1776 ; ordered in Council April 17, 1776, 
that said officers be commissioned; also, Captain, Col. Job Cushing's regt.; 
engaged July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days, includ- 
ing 6 days (130 miles) travel home ; company ordered to march to Manchester 
on an alarm and was discharged at Bennington; also. Captain, 2d co., 6th 
Worcester Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Sept. 12, 
1777; a?so, Captam, Col. Job Cushing's (6th Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. 
militia; list of officers endorsed " Jan'y 1, 1778." 

Rice, Asa. Private, Capt. David Bent's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; travel 
out and home, 226 miles ; service at 20 miles per day, 11 days ; company de- 
tached Aug. 20, 1777, and marched from Rutland to Bennington on an alarm. 

Rice, Asa. Private, Capt. Nahum Ward's co., Col. David Wells's (Hampshire 
Co.) regt.; enlisted Sept. 22, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 1 mo., 
at the time of taking Gen. Burgoyne, including travel (80 miles) home; com- 
pany marched from Charlemont Sept. 22, 1777. 

Rice, Asa. Private, Lieut. AYilliam Muzzey's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. 
commanded by Maj. Daniel Clap; entered service July 5, 1778; discharged 
July 15, 1778 ; service, 11 days, at Rutland Barracks ; company raised for 20 
days service. Roll dated Hubbardston. 

Rice, Asa. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co. ; service from Nov. 3 to Nov. 
19, 1778, 17 days; company detached from Col. Nathan Sparhawk's (7th) 
regt., Gen. Warner's brigade, to reinforce guards at the barracks in Rutland 
vmder Col. Jacob Gan-ish (Gerrish) and to escort troops of Saratoga convention 
to Eniield, Comi. Roll dated Petersham. 

Rice, "Asel." Sergeant, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Holman's regt.; service, 43 days; company marched from Sutton to Provi- 
dence, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776. 

Rice, Ashbel, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Barns's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 18 days ; reported returned home ; also, 
Capt. Silas Gates's co. ; pay abstract for service m Dec. [1775], and Jan., 
1776; enlisted Dec. 4 [1775] ; company raised in Marlborough, Southborough, 
and Northborough ; also, Capt. Silas Gates's co.. Col. Ward's regt. ; return for 



m THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 145 

Rice, Ashbel, continued. 

mileage to and from camp, dated Dorchester, Jan. 13, 1776 ; mileage for 60 
miles allowed said Rice; also, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; 
miister roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. -, 1776; discharged Feb. 
8, 1777; service guarding stores at Boston; regiment raised to serve imtil 
:\rarch 1, 1777. 

Rice, Ashbel. Private; list of men returned as serving on picket guard imder 
Maj. L. Baldwin, dated May 11, 1773. 

Rice, Ashbel. Private, Capt. Jonathan Rice's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 23 days, with 
Xorthem army, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home. Roll dated Sudbury. 

Rice, Asher. Private, Capt. Adam Henry's co. ; enlisted Jan. 8, 1779; discharged 
April 4, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 29 (also given 2 mos. 23) days ; company detached 
from militia to guard troops of convention at Rutland for 3 months from Jan. 
1, 1779. 

Rice, Az^xjilvh. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing service 
credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make an 
average of the service rendered to the credit of tlie 3d Precinct of Brookfield ; 
total amount of service naade to average 5^ months for each single poll in said 
precinct ; said Rice credited with 3§ mos. service. 

Rice, Benjamin, Barre. Private, Capt. Benjamin Xye's co., Col. Xathan Spar- 
hawk's regt.; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 25, 1777; service, 10 
days, including travel (96 miles) home; company marched Aug. 21, 1777, to 
reinforce army under Gen. Stark at Bennmgton ; also, Capt. Nye's co. ; enlisted 
Sept. 26, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 29 days, including travel (128 
miles) home; company marched under command of Major Jonas "Wilder to 
reinforce Northern army for 30 days. 

Rice, Benjajiin, Chelmsford. List of men raised to serve in the Contmental Army 
[year not given] ; residence, Chelmsford ; engaged for town of Chelmsford. 

Rice, Benjajiin, Rutland. Private, Capt. Jonathan Sibley's co.. Col. LukeDrury's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 9, 1781 ; marched Aug. 13, 1781 ; arrived at camp 
Aug. 22, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 21, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 23 days, including 10 
days (200 miles) travel home; residence, Rutland; engaged for town of Rut- 
land ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Rice, Benjajiin, Rutland District. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knoulton's co., Col. 
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home to Dorchester Heights ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel from Dorchester home, dated Dor- 
chester, Nov. 20, 1776; 67 miles travel allowed said Rice. 

Rice, Benjamin, Scarborough. Capt. John Rice's co. ; billeting allowed from 
date of enlistment. May 8, 1775, to date of marching from Scarborough to 
headquarters, July 4, 1775 ; credited with 57 days allowance ; also. Private, 
Capt. Rice's co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's (31st) regt. ; company return dated 
Sept. 29, 1775; also, CoiToral, Capt. Bartholomew York's (late Capt. John 
Rice's) CO., Col. Edmund Phmney's (18th) regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at 
Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776 (also given Dec. 20, 1775, by 
Capt. York) ; reported sick in general hospital. 

Rice, Benj^uiin, Sudburj'. Capt. Amasa Cranston's co. ; company return endorsed 
" 1776; " said Rice reported as at "White Plains; also reported as having lost 
articles in battle ; company probably belonged to Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. 

Rice, Benjamin, ATinchendon. Sergeant, Capt. Moses Hale's co. of militia. Col. 
Nathan Sparhawk's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from 
"Wiachendon to Cambridge ; service, 6 days ; reported enlisted into the army j 



14:0 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rice, Benj^vmix, continued. 

also, Capt. Abel "Wikler's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittlo's regt. ; receipt for 
advance pay, signed by said Rice and others, dated Charlestown, June 26, 1775 ; 
also, Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted 
April 26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days. 

Rice, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Benjamin Phillips's co., Lieut. Col. Timolliy 
Robinson's detachment of Hamjjshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Garrison 
at Ticondei'oga, Feb. 24, 1777 ; cnlLstmeut to expire Marcli 23, 1777 ; also, same 
CO. and detachment; entered service Jan. 11, 1777; service to April 1, 1777, 
81 days ; company marclied to Ticondei'oga ; also, certificate dated " two Miles 
North fort Edward," April 6, 1777, signed by John Morss, certifying that said 
Rice, of Cajjt. Phillips's co.. Col. Timothy Robinson's regt., a soldier who 
enlisted for 3 months " Last winter," and whose enlistment would expire 
March 26, 1777, after li days march for home, was taken lame and detained 
9^ days. 

Rice, Benjamin. Surgeon, Col. John Allan's forces stationed at Machias for its 
defence; commis.sioned Sept. 21, 1777; service, 3 mos. 27 days; said Rice re- 
ported discharged Jan. 17 (also given Jan. 27) , 1778, and 17 days travel allowed 
him to retiim to Boston. 

Rice, Benjamin. Private, Capt. John Hinkley'sco., Lieut. Col. Symmes's detach- 
ment of guards; enlisted Feb. 13, 1778; discharged May 13, 1778; service, 
3 mos., under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston. 

Rice, Benjamin. List of men, dated Brookfield, Jime 30, 1778, showiug service 
credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make 
an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brookfield ; 
total amount of service rendered made to average 5i months for each single 
poll m said iirecinct; said Rice credited with 5^ mos. service. 

Rice, Benjamin. List of prisoners sent from Halifax to Boston in the cartel 
" Swift " Sept. 30, 1778, as returned by Thomas Baildon, Commissaiy of Pris- 
oners ; reported a Seaman. 

Rice, Benjamin. Voliuiteer, .ship " General Putnam," commanded by Capt. Daniel 
Waters; engaged July 13 (also given July 10), 1779; service to Sept. 7, 1779, 
1 mo. 24 days, on Penobscot expedition. Roll .sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Rice, Benjamin. Return of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of INIarblehead ; engaged 
Aug. 18, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Rice, Caleb, Grafton. Private, Capt. Luke Drury's co. of Minute-men, Gen. 
"Ward's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775; service, 20 days; 
reported returned home; also, Capt. Ajidrew- Eliot's co., Col. Jonathan Hol- 
man's regt. ; service, 30 days, including travel (290 miles) from home and 
return; company marched Sept. 26, 1777, to reinforce Northern army for 
30 days at the time of taking Gen. BurgoJ^^e. 

Rice, Caleb. Capt. Amasa Cranston's co. ; company return endorsed " 1776 ; " 
company probably belonged to Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. 

Rice, Calvin, Westborough. Fifer, Capt. Edmund Brigham's co., Col. Job Cush- 
ing's regt. ; engaged Sej)t. 12, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 
28 days, with Northern army (also given at the We.stw-ard), including 10 days 
(200 miles) travel home ; company marched from Grafton ; also, receipt dated 
"Westborough, July 21, 1778, signed by said Rice and others belonging to Capt. 
Brigham's co., for wages for 3 mos. service ; also, Fifer, Capt. Ephraim Lyon's 
CO. ; engaged June 24, 1778; discharged July 13, 1778; service, 26 days, includ- 
ing travel (60 miles) home ; company joined Col. "Wade's regt. Jiine 22, 1778, 
for 21 days .service at Rhode Island ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel "^iVright's 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 147 

Rice, Calvin, continued. 

CO., Col. Luke Drury's regt. ; marched Aug. 9, 1781; arrived at camp Aug. 18, 
1781 ; discharged Nov. 18, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 20 days, at West Pomt, includ- 
ing travel (400 miles) from home to camp and return ; residence, Westhorough ; 
engaged for town of Northborough. 

Rice, CiLiRLEs, Brookfield. Corporal, Capt. Peter Harwood's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Leanied's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 
3 mos., Iweek, 1 day; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for 
bomity coat or its equivalent in money dated Brookfield, Nov. 21, 1775. 

Rice, Charles, Sudbury. Private, Capt. John Nixon's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Abijah Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
5 days; also, receipt dated Cambridge, Jtxne 29, 1775, signed by said Rice and 
others, for advance pay received of Capt. Micah Goodenow [service rendered 
in Capt. Moors's co.. Col. Nixon's regt., of which company Micah Goodenow 
was 1st Lieutenant] ; also, Private, Capt. David Moors's co.. Col. John Nixon's 
(5th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 15 days; also, company return dated Sept. 30, 1775; also, (late) Capt. 
Moors's CO., Col. Nixon's regt. ; receipt for bounty coat dated Dec. 20, 1775. 

Rice, Charles, Surrey, N. H. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Stiles's co.. Col. Paul 
Dudley Sargent's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 21, 
1775; service, 3 mos. 18 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp before Bos- 
ton, Nov. 10, 1775. 

Rice, "Cipron." List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing service 
credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make 
an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brook- 
field ; total amoimt of service rendered made to average 5^ months for each 
single poll in said precinct ; said Rice credited with 7^ mos. service. 

Rice, Cyrus. Private, Capt. Abel Dinsmore's co.. Col. David Field's regt. ; enlisted 
Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; service, 4 days ; company marched to 
the Northward at request of Gen. Gates and was dismissed by order of Gen. 
Lincoln. 

Rice, Cyrus. List sworn to m Hampshire Co., Aug. 3, 1780, of men belonging to 
militia of Conway who were mustered by Lieut. Col. David Wells for 3 months 
service at Claverack ; Capt. Densmore's co. ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; 
complexion, dark : engaged for town of Conway ; also, Private, Capt. Isaac 
Newton's CO., Col. S. Murray's regt.; enlisted July 30, 1780; discharged Oct. 
10, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 20 days, including 9 days (172 miles) travel home ; 
regiment raised in Hamftshire Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Rice, Cyrus, Jr. Private, Capt. Abel Dinsmore's co.. Col. David Field's regt.; 
enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; service, 4 days ; company 
marched to the Northward at request of Gen. Gates and was dismissed by 
Gen. Lincoln. 

Rice, Daniel, Barre. Private, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 25, 1777 ; service, 10 days, in- 
cluding travel (96 miles) home ; company marched Aug. 21, 1777, to reinforce 
army under Gen. Stark at Bennington. 

Rice, Daniel, Framingham. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Nicholas 
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., to and from camp, dated 
Boston, Nov. 17, 1776, and endorsed " at Dochester Heights; " 48 miles travel 
allowed said Rice; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 
1777 ; enlisted Dec. 1, 1776 ; service guarding stores at Boston ; regiment raised 
to serve imtil March 1, 1777. 



1^8 INIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 



Rice, Daniel, Hanhvick. Private, Capt. Simeon Hazeltine's (5th) co.. Col. John 
Fellows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Rice, Daniel, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Bams's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; .service, 7 days ; reported enlisted into the army 
April 26, 1775; also, Corporal, Capt. Daniel Bams's co., Col. Jonathan 
Ward's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 26, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 13 weeks 6 days; reported promoted from Private June 9, 1775; also, 
company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, receipt for boiuity coat dated 
Dec. 18,1775; aZso, Capt. Amasa Cranston's co. ; company retiun endorsed 
" 177(); " said Rice reported sick; company probably belonged to Col. Eleazer 
Brooks's regt. ; also. Corporal, Capt. William Morse's co. of volunteers. Col. 
Jonathan Read's regt. ; engaged Oct. 2, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 7 days, at the Northward ; company marched from Marlborough 
to assist army under Gen. Gates. 

Rice, Daniel, Sherburne. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 
5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Mid- 
dlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield; also, descriptive 
list of men raised to reinforce the Contmental Army for the term of 6 months, 
agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Com- 
missioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 7, 1780; age, 24 
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Sherburne; 
arrived at Springfield July 6, 1780 ; marched to camp July 7, 1780, under com- 
mand of Capt. Dix; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and re- 
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also. Private, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the 
town of Sherburne for service in the Continental Army duruig 1780 ; marched 
July 4, 1780; discharged Jan. 6, 1781; service, 6 mos. 12 days, mcluding 10 
days (200 miles) travel home ; also, Capt. Zebulon King's co., Lieut. Col. John 
Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated West Point; enlisted 
July 6, 1780 ; discharged Jan. 6, 1781 ; enlistment, 6 months. 

Rice, Daniel, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cudworth's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Abijah Peirce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 14 days. 

Rice, Daniel, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Thomas Hovey's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's 
regt. ; enlisted July 24, 1779; discharged Dec. 22, 1779; service, 5 mos. 3 days, 
at Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt.; payroll for Dec, 1779, allowing 
1 mo. 4 days service at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) home. 

Rice, Daniel. Private, Capt. Daniel Eames's co.. Col. Benjamin Haws's regt.; 
service, 1 mo. 3 days, at Rhode Island on a secret exjiedition ; company marched 
Sept. 29, 1777. 

Rice, Daniel. Private, Capt. Thomas Lord's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted 
Sept. 1, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 4 days, in Northern 
department at the time of taking Gen. Burgoyne, including 5 days (100 miles) 
travel home ; company allowed travel from Tarrytown, N. Y., to Athol. 

Rice, Daniel. Private, Capt. Elias Pratt's co. ; entered service April 12, 1779; 
discharged July 1, 1779; service, 2 mos. 19 days; company stationed at Rut- 
land. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Rice, Daniel. Private, Capt. Abijah Burbank's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's regt.; 
marched to camp July .30, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 13 days, on 
an alarm at Rhode Island, including 3| days (75 miles) travel home. 



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Kick, Daniel. Private, Capt. "William "White's co., (late) Col. Bro-mi's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 22, 1780; service, 3 mos. 
10 days, at Stone Arabia, N. Y., including 6 days (120 miles) travel home. 

KiCE, Darius, Greenfield. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Hooker's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Ruggles \\"oodbridge's regt., -which marched April 20, 1775, in response to 
the alarm of April 111, 1775; service, 14 days; also, Capt. Isaac Powers's co., 
Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; enlisted July 10, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12, 1777 ; 
service, 1 mo. 9 days, including travel (120 miles) home ; roll made up for a 
part of Capt. Isaac Powers's co. which marched to join Northern army under 
Gen. Schuyler on an alarm; Capt. Powers reported as of Greenwich. 

Rice, David, Bolton. Sergeant, Capt. Artemas How's co. of militia, which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; discharged May 3, 1775. 

Bice, David, Framingham. List of men belonging to Capt. John Gleason's co., 
endorsed "North Kingston June 26th 1777;" deposition made by Micah 
Balcom July 2(i, 1844, states that he engaged the first part of IMay, 1777, ia 
Capt. Gleason's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt., and rendered 2 mos. 8 days 
service at Rhode Island ; said company was made uji of men from Marlborough, 
Stow, Sudburj', Framingham, Natick, Sherburne, Holliston, and Hopkinton. 

Rice, David, Silencer. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Mason's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 14 days; also, Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; 
company receipt for advance pay for 1 mo., etc., dated Point Shirley, June 13, 
1776; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; service from May 17, 1776, 4 days pre- 
ceding march, to Aug. 1, 1776, 2 mos. 15 days ; also, same co. and regt. ; service 
between Aug. 1, 1776, and Nov. 1, 1776, 19 days; roll dated Camp at Hull. 

Rice, David, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cudworth's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Abijah Peirce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 1 mo.; also. Corporal, Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted July 25, 1775 ; service, 
1 week; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for boimty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Prospect Hill, Nov. 13, 1775. 

Rice, David. Capt. Simon Edgel's (Framingham) co.. Col. Wyllyes's regt". ; pay 
abstract for mileage to and from camp, dated Jan. 14, 1776 ; mileage for 44 miles 
allowed said Rice ; company stationed at Roxbury. 

Rice, David. Private, Capt. Samuel Ward's co., Col. Solomon Lovell's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 4 days; company marched March 4, 1776, at the time of taking Dorches- 
ter Heights; also, same co. and regt.; service, 6 days, subsequent to March 
10, 1776; also, Capt. Thomas Nash's co.,Col. David Cushlng's regt.; service, 
3 days, in Aug., 1777, at Hull. 

Rice, David. Private, Capt. David Bent's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt.; 
travel out and home, 226 miles ; service at 20 miles per day, 11 days ; company 
detached Aug. 20, 1777, and marched from Rutland to Bennington on an alarm. 

Rice, David. Private, in a company commanded by Lieut. Joseph Boynton, Col. 
Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; entered service Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 26, 
1777 ; service, 11 days, at Bennington on an alarm, including 5 days (102 miles) 
travel home. 

Rice, David. Private, Capt. James Mirick's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; en- 
tered .service Oct. 1, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 27 days, under Lieut. 
Col. Ephraim Sawyer, including travel (180 miles) home ; company raised in Bol- 
ton and Princeton and marched to reinforce army imder Gen. Gates at Saratoga. 



150 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rice, David. Private, Capt. Joseph Wiiicli's co., Col. Samuel Bullaid's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 16, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 21, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 15 days, in 
Northern department, including !) days (180 miles) travel home. Roll swum 
to in Middlesex Co. 

Rice, David. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's (2d) 
regt.. Gen. Fellows's brigade; service from Oct. 24, 1779, to Dec. 1, 1779, 1 mo. 
8 days, at Claverack. Roll dated Petersham. 

Rice, David. Seaman, ship " General Mifflin," commanded by Capt. George Wait 
Babcock ; descriptive list of officers and crew, swoni to at Boston, Sept. 9, 1780; 
age, 20 yrs. ; complexion, dark ; reported as belonging to Massachusetts. 

Rice, David. Seaman, brig "Adventure," commanded by Capt. James Morris; 
descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk Co., Sept. 26, 1780; 
age, 19 yrs. ; complexion, dai"k ; hair, black ; birthplace, Massachusetts. 

Rice, David. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, agree- 
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Boston; engaged June 
16, 1781. 

Rice, David, Jr., Framingham (probably). Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's co. 
of ]Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord ; 
service, 10 days. 

Rice, David, ."d. Private, Capt. Nathan Drury's (6th) co.. Col. Abner Perry's 
regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 14 days, in- 
cluding 3 days (70 miles) travel home ; comjiany marched to Rhode Island on 
an alarm. Roll dated Framingham. 

Rice, Ebkn (also given Ebenezer) , Northborough. Private, Capt. Nathaniel 
Wright's CO., Col. Luke Dniry's regt.; marched. Aug. 9, 1781; arrived at 
camp Aug. 18, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 18, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 20 days, at 
West Pomt, including travel (400 miles) from home to camp and return ; 
residence, Northborough ; engaged for town of Northborough. 

Rice, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. John Crawford's co.. Col. James Convers's regt. ; 
enlisted July 23, 1777; discharged July 26, 1777; service, 4 days, at Rhode 
Island on an alann ; roll sworn to in Worcester Co. ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 20, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 23, 1777 ; service, 5 days, including 
2 days (40 miles) travel home ; company marched on the alarm at Beimington 
of Aug. 20, 1777; roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Rice, Ebenezek. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Contmental Anny 
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 Spring- 
field, July 10, 1780; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, ruddy; en- 
gaged for town of Plympton ; arrived at Sjiringfield July 9, 1780 ; marched to 
camp July 10, 1780, imder command of Capt. Daniel Shays. [See Ebenezer 
Wright.] 

Rice, Edmund (also given Edmund, Jr.), Sudbury. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cud- 
worth's CO. of Minute-men, Col. Abijah Peirce's regt., which marched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Thaddeus Rus-sell's co., 
Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 
26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 6 days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 
1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, 
Oct. 26, 1775. 

Rice, Edmund, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Nicholas Dike's 
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., to and from camp, dated Boston, 
Nov. 27, 1776, and endorsed " at Dochester Heights; " 40 miles travel allowed 
said Rice. 



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Rice, Edmund, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Nathan Howie's co.. Col. John Jacobs's 
regt. ; enlisted Feb. 20, 1778 ; service, 10 mos. 13 days, at Khode Island ; enlist- 
ment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Rice, Edmund. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll 
for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Sudbury; enlisted Dec. 1, 177(); 
service guarding stores at Boston ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777. 

Rice, Edjiund, Westborough. Private, Capt. George (also given Joseph) Baker's 
CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 5 days ; 
reported enlisted into the army May [April] 24, 1775; also, Capt. Moses Whee- 
lock's CO., Col. Jonathan "Ward's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted 
April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 2 days; also, comjiany retmii [probably Oct., 
1775] ; reported died July 18, 1775. 

Rice, Edmund. Private, Capt. Josiah TVilder's co.. Col. Nathan Sparrohawk's 
(Sparhawk's) regt.; entered service Sept. 27, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; 
service, 29 days, at Saratoga, including 7 days (133 miles) travel home ; com- 
pany raised for 30 days service. 

Rice, Edmund. List of men belonging to Capt. Brigham's co. [year not given], 
showmg service rendered at various places and lines paid in lieu of service, etc. ; 
said Rice credited with 3 mos. service at New York. 

Rice, Edward, Boston. Sergeant of Marines, armed sloop " Fox," commanded by 
Capt. Levi Doane, bound on cruise from port of Boston ; descriptive list of 
officers and crew, dated Nov. 25, 1780; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8J in. ; com- 
plexion, light ; occui)ation, gentleman ; residence, Boston. 

Rice, Edward, Rutland. Capt. Adam "Wheeler's co.. Col. Ephraim Doolittle's 
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Rice and others, dated Charles- 
town Camp, July 13, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; company return 
dated Camp "Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for hounty coat or its equiv- 
alent in money dated Nov. 29, 1775; also, order on Benjamin Heywood, Pay- 
master, 4tli regt., payable to Calvin Stevens, dated Phillips Manor, Nov. 7, 
1776, signed by said Rice, for 12s for value received ; also. Private, Capt. Adam 
"Wheeler's (2d) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return 
dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; reported died Nov. 22 [year not given]. 

Rice, Edward. Corporal, Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt. ; service with 
detachment commanded bj-Maj. Andrew Sjnumes drafted to serve for 5 weeks 
in guarding stores at and about Boston tmder Maj. Gen. Heath, agreeable to 
order of Council of May 12, 1777; also, Capt. John Hinkley's co., Lieut. Col. 
Sjonmes's detachment of guards ; engaged Feb. 13, 1778 ; discharged ^lay 13, 
1778; service, 3 mos., imdor Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston. 

Rice, Edward. Steward, frigate " Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker; 
engaged Dec. 8, 1778. Roll made up for advance pay for 1 month. 

Rice, Edward. List of men on board the ship " Jason," Simon Forrester, Master, 
dated June 15, 1780. 

Rice, Eleazer, Rutland. Sergeant, Capt. David Bent's (Rutland) co. of militia, 
Col. Nathaniel Sparhawk's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response 
to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 6 days ; reported retvinied 
home. 

Rice, Eleazer. Descriptive list of men raised from 4th ISIiddlesex Co. regt. to 
reinforce the Continental Army for the tenn of 9 montlis, agreeable to resolve 
of April 20, 1778, as returned by E. Brooks, Superuitendent ; Capt. Bams's 
CO., Col. How's regt.; age, 30 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, light; 
engaged for town of Marlborougli. 



152 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rice, Eliakim, Shrewsbury. Private, Capt. Robert Andrews's co. of Minute-men, 
which marched on the alarm of Ai)ril 19, 1775, from 2d Precinct in Slirews- 
bury to Cambridge; service, 1 week 2 days. 

Rice, Eliakim. Enlistment agreement dated June -, 1776, signed by said Rice 
and others, engaging themselves to serve until Dec. 1, 1776, imless sooner dis- 
charged, each man to furnish his own fireann, etc., and to march with the 
utmost despatch to New York: also, Private, Capt. Jonathan Houghton's co.. 
Col. Smith's regt. ; list of men [year not given]. 

Rice, Eliakim. Private, Capt. David Bent's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; entered 
service Sept. 5, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. (i days, in North- 
em department, includijig 11 days (212 miles) travel home ; company raised to 
serve imtil Nov. 30, 1777. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Rice, Elij.vh, Grafton. Drummer, Capt. Luke Drury's co. of Minute-men, Gen. 
"Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 177.5; service, 5 days; 
reported enlisted into the army ; also, Capt. Luke Diiiry's co., Col. Jonathan 
"Ward's regt.; order for advance pay, signed by .said Rice and others, dated 
June 10, 1775; also, Drummer, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775 ; enlisted April 24, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days ; also, company return 
[probably Oct., 1775] ; also, receipt for bounty coat dated Nov. 3, 1775. 

Rice, Elijah. Corporal, Capt. Jesse Stone's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; marched 
July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days, uicluding 6 days 
(120 miles) travel home ; company marched to Bennuigton by order of Brig. 
Gen. Warner. Roll dated Oxford. 

Rice, Elijah. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing service cred- 
ited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make an 
average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brookfield ; 
total amomit of service rendered made to average 5| months for each single 
poll in said precinct; said Rice credited with service for 1 month. 

Rice, Elijah, Jr., Holden. Private, Capt. James Davis's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
5| days. 

Rice, Elisha, Northboroiigh. Corporal, Light Infantry co.. Col. Timothy Bige- 
low's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from June 26, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Northborough ; credited to tovm of Northborough ; 
reported as woiuided Feb. 3, 1780, and as discharged per certificate dated West 
Point, Jan. 6, 1781; also. Private, Capt. Daniel Barnes's co.. Col. Bigelow's 
regt. ; mu.ster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van Schaick's Island and sworn 
to at Camp near Stillwater ; engaged Jime 26, 1777 ; term, 3 years ; also, return 
dated Feb. 2, 1778 ; mustered by Middlesex Co. Muster ISIaster and by a Conti- 
nental Muster Master ; a^.so. Corporal; muster roll for Feb., 1779; also, (late) 
Capt. Bams's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, 
dated Providence. 

Rice, Elisha. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; ser- 
vice from July .30, 1777, to Sept. 2, 1777, 1 mo. 4 days, at Bennington and Half 
Moon; company marched from Brookfield July 30, 1777. 

Rice, Elisha. List of men, dated Brookfield, June .30, 1778, showing .service cred- 
ited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make an 
average of the service rendered to the credit of the .3d Precinct of Brookfield ; 
total amount of service rendered made to average 5i months for each single poll 
in said precinct ; said Rice credited with 7§ mos. .service. 

Rice, Elisha. Private, Capt. Peter Woodbury's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards; enlisted Oct. 10, 1778; discharged Nov. 9, 1778; service, 1 mo., at Cam- 
bridge; roll dated Lancaster; also, Capt. David Jcwett's co.. Col. Jacob Gor- 



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E.ICE, Elisha, continued. 

rish's regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 10, 1778; discharged Dec. 12, 1778; service, 
1 mo. 5 days, guarding troops of convention ; roll certified at Lancaster. 

Rice, Elisha. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master, to serve 
in Col. "Waid's regt. at Rhode Island [year not given]; Capt. Cutler's co. ; 
also, Capt. John Cutler's co.. Col. Nathaniel "Wade's regt.; engaged May 8, 
1778 ; service, 1 mo. 2 days, at Rhode Island ; aho, same co. and regt. ; engaged 
July 15, 1778; service, 5 mos. 21 days, at Rhode Island; also, Sergeant, same 
CO. and regt. ; muster roll dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, 1778; reported sick 
in hospital ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated East Greenwich, Nov. 
6, 1778 ; reported sick and absent ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls sworn 
to at East Greenwich, Nov. 13, and Dec. 1, 1778; term to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Rr<"E, Elisha. Private, Capt. Nathan Drury's (6th) co., Col. Abner Perry's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 5 days; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll dated Framingham. 

Rice, Elisha. Private, Capt. Staples Chamberlin's co., Col. Dean's regt. ; enlisted 
March 7, 1781 ; discharged March 14, 1781 ; service, 11 daj-s, including travel 
(60 miles) home ; company marched to Rhode Island by order of His Excel- 
lency John Hancock to serve on a 40 days expedition. 

Rice, Elisha, Jr. List of men, dated Brookfield, Jime 30, 1778, showing service 
credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make 
an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brook- 
field ; total amount of service rendered made to average 5^ months for each 
single poll in said precinct ; said Rice credited with 4§ mos. service. 

Rice, Elnathan. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1779, showing service 
credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make 
an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brook- 
field ; total amount of service rendered made to average 51 months for each 
single poll in said precinct ; said Rice credited with 9| mos. service. 

Rice, Enos. Private, Capt. Abel Dinsmor's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regt.; 
enlisted Aug. 26, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 13 daj's, 
including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; company raised to serve with 
Northern army imtil Nov. 30, 1777. Roll sworn to in Hampshire Co. 

Rice, Ephraim. Private, Capt. Peter Woodbury's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; 
enlisted July 28, 1777; discharged Aug. 26, 1777; 5 days (95 miles) travel 
home allowed said Rice ; company marched to Bennington July 28, 1777, 
to reinforce army mider Gen. Stark; also, pay roll for same service dated 
Petersham. 

Rice, Ephraim. List of men, dated Brookfield, Jmie 30, 1778, showing service 
credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make 
an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brook- 
field ; total amount of service rendered made to average 5| months for each 
smgle poll in said precinct ; said Rice credited with 3§ mos. service. 

Rice, Ephraim, Jr. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co.. Col. Dike's regt.; 
muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Petersham; enlisted 
Dec. 15, 1776; regiment raised to serve imtil March 1, 1777. 

Rice, Evan. Private, Capt. Amariah Babbit's detachment, Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
regt. : entered service July 9, 1777 ; discharged July 20, 1777 ; service, 12 days ; 
detachment marched from New Ashford to Manchester. Roll sworn to at 
Lanesborough. 

Rice, Ezekiel, Framingham. Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's co. of Mmute- 
men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord ; service, 14 



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Rice, Ezekiel, continued. 

days; also, Capt. Tliomas Drury's co., Col. John Nixon's (5th) regt. ; receipt 
for advance pay, signed by said Rice and others, dated Cambridge, June 20, 
1775; also, Private, sauae co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en- 
listed May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, company return dated Winter 
Hill, Sept. 30, 1775. 

Rice, Ezekiel, Sudbury. Bombardier, Capt. Joseph Balch's (3d) co., Col. Thomas 
Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1777, 3 mos. ; 
roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; also, Capt. Balch's (2d) co.. Col. Crafts's regt. ; 
service from Feb. 1, 1777, to May 8, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days. 

Rice, Ezekiel. List of men mustered May 15 [year not given], by Thomas New- 
hall, Muster Master; also, certificate dated Petersham, May 23, 1778, signed 
by Capt. Asa How and Capt. Wing Spooner, stating that said Rice and others 
had been engaged and mustered to serve in the Continental Army for the term 
of 8 months to the credit of the town of Petersham. 

Rice, Ezekiel. Private, Cajjt. Amos Perry's co., Col. Haws's regt. ; entered ser- 
vice July 28, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 1 mo. 17 days, at Rhode 
Island. 

Rice, Ezekiel, Jr., Framingham. Petition addressed to Col. Samuel Bullard, 
dated Framingham, June 1, 177G, signed by said Rice and others belonging to 
Capt. Je.sse Enies's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's (5th Middlesex Co.) regt., ask- 
ing that the company be divided into two comjianies. 

Rice, Ezekiel, 3d. Private, Capt. Nathan Drury's (6th) co.. Col. Abner Perry's 
regt.; enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; .service, 14 days, in- 
cluding 3 days (70 miles) travel liome ; company marched to Rhode Island on 
an alarm. Roll dated Framingham. 

Rice, Ezra, Holden. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster ISIaster 
for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Gates's co., Col. Bigelow's regt.; mustered May 6, 
1777; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Peirce's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's 
regt. ; Contmental Army pay accoiints for service from April 19, 1777, to Ajiril 
19, 1780; residence, Holden; credited to town of Holden; also, Capt. William 
Gates's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt.; muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van 
Schaick's Island and sworn to at Camp near Half Moon ; enli.sted April 2, 1777 ; 
enlistment, 3 years ; reported on command at Albany ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
return dated Feb. 4, 1778 ; mustered by Worcester Co. Muster Master ; also, 
Lieut. Daniel Grout's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; pay roll for Feb., 1779, sworn 
to at Providence; also, (late) Capt. Gates's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt.; muster 
roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence; also, Capt. John Pierce's 
CO., Col. Bigelow's (15tli) regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-Jime, 1780, dated Robin- 
son's Farms; enlisted April 19, 1777; reported discharged April 19, 1780. 

Rice, Ezra, Nortliborough [? ]. Private, Capt. Joseph Elliot's co.. Col. William 
Turner's regt. ; entered service Aug. 15, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 21, 1781 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 9 days, at Rhode Island. Roll dated Camp Buttes Hill. 

Rice, George. Actmg Mate, frigate " Bo.ston," commanded by Capt. Samuel 
Tucker; engaged July 30, 1779. Roll made up for advance pay for 1 month. 

Rice, George Keth. Private, Capt. Jonathan Woodbury's co., Col. Jacob Davis's 
regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 13 days, on an 
alarm at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home. Roll dated 
Sutton. 

Rice, Gershom, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Silas Gates's co. ; pay abstract for 
.service in Dec. [1775], and Jan., 1776; enlisted Dec. 4 [1775] ; company raised 
in Marlborough, Southborough , and Northborough ; also, Capt. Gates's co., 



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Rice, Gershom, continued. 

Col. "Ward's regt. ; return for mileage to and from camp, dated Dorchester, 
Jan. 13, 1776 ; mileage for 60 miles allowed said Rice. 

Rice, Gershom, "Ward (Auburn). Private, Capt. John Growl's co.. Col. Leamed's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxburj- ; service, 
6 days ; company reported as belonging to the new Pari.sh (later named Ward) 
taken off from Leicester, Worcester, Sutton, and Oxford. 

Rice, Gershom, Jr., Marlborough. Private, Capt. William Brigham's (Marl- 
borough) CO. of militia. Col. Jonathan Ward's regt, which itiarched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 11 days; reported returned 
home. 

Rice, Gideon, Scarborough. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. Roger Lebby's co. ; residence, Scarborough ; enlisted for town of 
Scarborough; enlistment, 9 months; also, list of men raised in Cmnberland 
Co. for the tenn of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, as returned 
by Brig. Lemuel Thompson, dated Brunswick; also, descriptive list of men 
raised in Cimiberlaiid Co. to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 
9 months from the time of their arrival at camp and mustered in from Gen. 
Thompson's brigade, certified in Cumberland Co., Jime 4, 1778, by Daniel 
Ilsley, Muster Master for said coimty, as mustered and delivered to Maj. James 
Johnston, Superintendent ; Capt. Andrews's co.. Col. Fogg's regt. ; age, 18 jts. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for town of Scarborough; mus- 
tered May 26, 1778; arrived at Fishkill Jiine 16, 1778; also, Private, Colonel's 
CO., Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt. ; muster roll for March, 1779, dated West 
Point ; enlisted June 16, 1778 ; discharged March 16, 1779 ; enlistment, 9 months. 

Rice, Hexry, Rutland. Corporal, Capt. David Bent's (Rutland) co. of militia, 
Col. Nathaniel Sparhawk's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response 
to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 6 days; also. Private, 
Capt. David Bent's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; travel out and home, 
226 miles ; service at 20 miles per day, 11 days ; company detached Aug. 20, 
1777, and marched from Rutland to Bennington on an alarm ; also, Lieut. Wil- 
liam Muzzey's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. commanded by Maj. Daniel 
Clap ; entered service July 5, 1778 ; discharged July 15, 1778 ; service, 11 days, 
at Rutland Barracks ; company raised for 20 days service ; roll dated Hub- 
bardston. 

Rice, Henry. Copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire Millard, dated 
Warwick, for wages and billeting for service for 1 day on an alarm Nov. 21, 
1776. 

Rice, Henry. Sergeant, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Hallet's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 4 days, 
at Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home ; regiment detached 
to reinforce Continental Armj' for 3 months. 

Rice, Henry, Jr. Copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire ^Millard, dated 
Warwick, for wages and billetmg for service for 1 day on an alann Nov. 21, 
1776; also. Private, Capt. Squire Millard's co.. Col. John Watemian's regt.; 
pay abstract for wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777; 
said Rice credited with 33 days allowance ; also, copy of a company receipt, 
given to Capt. Squire Millerd, dated Warwick, for wages and billeting for ser- 
vice from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777 ; also, 1st division, Capt. Squire ]Millerd's 
CO., Col. Waterman's regt. ; service from Jan. 9, 1777, to Feb. 3, 1777, 31 days; 
also, copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire ^lillerd, dated War- 
wick, for wages for service from Jan. 9, 1777, to Feb. 8, 1777; also. Corporal, 
1st division, Capt. Squire Millerd's co., Col. Waterman's regt.; service from 
April 6 to April 20, 1777, 15 days. 



156 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

KiCE, Hezekiah, Framingliam. Petition addressed to Col. Samuel BuUard, dated 
Framiiigham, June 1, 177(), signed by said Kice and others belonging to Capt. 
Jesse Emes's co., Col. Bullard's (5th Middlesex Co.) regt., asking that the 
company bo divided into two companies. 

Rice, Hkzekdvh, Framingliam. Private, Capt. Henry Prentiss's co., Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc., sworn to at Boston, 
June 17, 1776 ; also, order on Paymaster General to the Colony troops, payable 
to Capt. Henry Prentiss, dated Noddle's Island, July KJ, 1770, signed by said 
Rice and'others, for advance pay for 1 month, etc.; also, Capt. Henry Pren- 
tiss's CO., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; enlisted June 19, 1776; discharged 
Dec. 1, 1776; service, 5 mos. 13 days; roll sworn to at Boston. 

Rice, Hezekiah. Private, Capt. Samuel Baldwin's co., Col. Dike's regt.; muster 
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Hopkinton ; regiment raised 
to serve luitil March 1, 1777. 

Rice, Hezekiah. Private, Capt. Joseph Winch's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 25 days, in 
Northern department, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home. Roll sworn 
to in Middlesex Co. 

Rice, Hezekiah (also given Issachar) . Receipt given to Capt. Daniel Fames, dated 
June 9, 1778, signed by said Rice, for £100 bounty, he having been hired to 
serve in the militia for the term of 8 months ; also, Private, Capt. Caleb Moul- 
ton's CO., commanded by Lieut. Eliphalet Hastings subsequent to Oct. 11, 
1778, Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ; entered service Jime 13, 1778 ; discharged Jan. 
29, 1779; service, 7 mos. 27 days, at North river, including 11 days (220 miles) 
travel home; also, Capt. Moulton's co., Col. Poor's regt.; payroll for Sept., 
1778, dated Fort Clinton; also, Lieut. Elii)halet Hastings's co., Col. Poor's 
regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1778, dated King's Ferry. 

Rice, Hezeklvh. Private, Capt. Nathan Drury's (6th) co., Col. Abner Perry's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 2, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 9 days, including 
3 days (70 miles) travel home ; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 
Roll dated Framingliam. 

Rice, Hezekiah, Jr. Private, Capt. Joseph "Winch's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 21, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 15 days, 
in Northern department, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home. Roll sworn 
to in Middlesex Co. 

Rice, Isaac, Hardwick. Private, Capt. Simeon Hazeltine's co. of Minute-men, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 16 days ; reported 
returned home. 

Rice, Isaac, Sudbuiy. Private, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co. of militia, which marclied 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge, via Concord; service, 4 days; 
also, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt.; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 26, 1775; service, 67 days; also, company 
return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equiv- 
alent in money dated Cambridge, Oct. 25, 1775. 

Rice, Isaac, Sudbury. Muster roll of Capt. Asahel Wheeler's co., which marched 
from Sudbury and joined Col. Joseph Read's regt. at Roxbury [year not given, 
probably 1776] ; also, return of men raised to serve in the Contmental Army 
from Capt. Wheeler's co., Col. Ezekiel How's (4th Middlesex Co.) regt. ; resi- 
dence, Sudbury ; engaged for town of Sudbury ; joined Capt. Holden's co.. Col. 
Nixon's regt. ; term, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. Abel Holden's (3d) co., Col. 
Thomas Nixon's (5th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from 
May 15, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; return of men who 



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Rice, Isaac, continued. 

were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subse- 
quently except on furlough, etc., certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 
1779; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for May, 1779, dated Highlands; 
enlisted May 15, 1777; also, Capt. Holden's co., 6th Mass. regt.; return for 
clothing for the year 1780; receipt for said clothing, dated Peekskill, Dec. 5, 
1779; also, Capt. Chambers's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 15, 1780; reported discharged 
May 15, 1780; also, 3d co., 6th Mass. regt. ; return for clothing dated Feb. 9, 
1780. 

Rice, Isaac. 2d Lieutenant, Caiit. Robert Cutting's (9th) co., 4th Middlesex Co. 
regt. of Mass. militia; list of ofificers; commissioned Jan. 9, 1778; also, 2d 
Lieutenant, Capt. Robert Cushmg's (9th) co., 4th Middlesex Co. regt. of 
Mass. militia; list of officers [year not given]. 

Rice, Isaac, Jr., Sudbury. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's (Sudbury) co.. Col. 
James Barrett's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
3 days. 

Rice, Israel, "Watertown. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co., Col. Nicholas Dike's 
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., to and from camp, dated Boston, 
Nov. 27, 1776, and endorsed "at Dochester Heights; " 16 miles travel allowed 
said Rice. 

Rice, Israel. Private, Capt. Abel Dinsmore's co.. Col. David Field's regt.; en- 
listed Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 19, 1777; service, 4 days; company 
marched to the Northward at request of Gen. Gates and was dismissed by 
order of Gen. Lincoln. 

Rice, Israel. Private, Capt. Robert Cutting's co.. Col. Mclntash's (Mcintosh's) 
regt., Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 4, 1778; discharged Sept. 13, 1778; 
service, 1 mo. 16 days, on expedition to Rhode Island. 

Rice, Israel. Private, Lieut. Seth Rice's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted 
Aug. 21, 1777 ; service, 7 days, including 3 days (65 miles) travel home ; com- 
pany called out on an alarm to assist Northern anny and was discharged at 
Hadley; roll dated Northborough ; also, Capt. Edmimd Brigham's co.. Col. 
Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted Sept. 12, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 28 days, with Northern army (also given at the Westward) , in- 
cluding 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; company marched from Grafton ; 
also, receipt dated Westborougb, July 21, 1778, signed by said Rice and 
others belonging to Capt. Brigham's co., for wages for 3 mos. service; also, 
Capt. Ephratm Lyon's co. ; enlisted Jime 20, 1778 ; discharged July 13, 1778 ; 
service, 26 days, including travel (60 miles) home ; company joined Col. Wade's 
regt. June 22, 1778, for 21 days service at Rhode Island ; roll dated Grafton ; 
also, Capt. Isaac Harrington's co.. Col. Samuel Deanney's (Denny's) regt.; 
enlisted Oct. 18, 1779: discharged Dec. 2, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 days, includ- 
ing travel (160 miles) home ; regiment detached to join Continental Army for 
3 months and ordered to march to Claverack. 

Rice, Ithamar, Sudbury. Corporal, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co. of militia, which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge, via Concord ; service, 
3 days; also. Sergeant, Capt. Asahel Wheeler's co.. Col. John Robinson's 
regt. ; marched Feb. 4 [year not given, probably 1776] ; service, 1 mo. 28 days; 
also, muster roll of Capt. Asahel Wheeler's co., which marched from Sud- 
bury and joined Col. Joseph Read's regt. at Roxburj' [year not given, probably 
1776]. 

Rice, Jabez, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Bams's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 15 days; reported returned home. 



158 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 



Rice, Jabez, Marlborough. Private, Capt. William Brigham's (Marlborough) co. 

of militia, Col. Jonathan ^yard's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 

19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 18 days. 
Rice, Jabez, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Cyprian How's cc, which marched on 
' the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 10 days ; company dismissed 

May 4, 1775, by order of Col. Jonathan Ward. 

Rice, Jabez. Capt. Amasa Cranston's co. ; company return endorsed " 1776 ; " said 

Rice reported as sick ; company probably belonged to Col. Eleazer Brooks's 

regt. 
Rice, James, Hutchinson (Barre) . Private, Capt. John Black's co. of Mmute-men, 

which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser- 

A'ice, 11 days; reported returned home. 
Rice, James. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll for 

Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Framiugham; enlisted Dec. 18, 

1776 ; service guarding stores at Boston ; regiment raised to serve vmtil March 1, 

1777. 
Rice, James. Private, Capt. Joshua Fi-sk's co.. Col. Abner Perry's regt. ; enlisted 

July 28, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 6 days, at Rhode Island on 

an alarm. Roll dated Natick. 
Rice, Jasox, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Francis Willson's co., Col. Danforth 
' Keyes's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 1, 1777 ; discharged Jan. 3, 1778 ; service, 4 mos. 

3 days, at Rhode Island ; roll dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay 

abstract for mileage from place of discharge home, dated Providence, Dec. 29, 

1777 ; mileage for 60 miles allowed said Rice. 

Rice, Jason, Brookfield. List of men mustered ; said Rice appears among men 
raised from Col. Converse's regt. for the term of 9 months; Capt. Hamilton's 
CO.; residence, Brookfield ; engaged for town of Brookfield; a^so, descriptive 
list of men raised to serve in the Contmental Army for the term of 9 months 
from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, as returned by Capt. Nathan Ham- 
ilton, dated Brookfield, June 11,1778; Capt. Hamilton's co., Col. Convers's 
regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; statm-e, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light ; arrived at Fishkill 
July 4, 1778 ; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Wamer, Com- 
missioner, by Brig. Gen. J. Glover, at Fort Arnold, July 8, 1778; also, list of 
men returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, 
dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778. 

Rice, Jasox, Hopkinton. List of men under Lieut. Daniel Eames showing pay 
allowed them [year not given]; said Rice allowed pay for 17 days service; 
also, receipt given to Lieut. Daniel Eames, dated Hopkinton, Feb. 5, 1776, signed 
by said Rice and others belonging to Capt. Henry Lealand's co.. Col. Wyllys's 
regt., for wages for service in " the Last Campain ; " also. Private, Capt. Amos 
Perry's co.. Col. Haws's regt.; entered service July 28, 1778; discharged Sept. 
12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 17 days, at Rhode Island ; also, Capt. Amasa Cranston's 
CO., Col. Samuel Denny's regt.; enlisted Oct. 28, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 
1779 ; service, 1 mo. 6 days, at Claverack, including travel (200 miles) home ; 
regiment raised for 3 months. 

Rice, Jason. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; service 
from July 30, 1777, to Sept. 2, 1777, 1 mo. 4 days, at Bennington and Half 
Moon ; company marched from Brookfield July 30, 1777. 

Rice, Jkdediah, Sunderland. Private, Capt. Noadiah Leonard's co.. Col. R. Wood- 
bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; 
also, Capt. Noadiah Leonard's co.. Col. Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge's (25th) 
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Rice and others, dated Cam- 



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Rice, Jedediah, continued. 

bridge, June 22, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company- 
return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Cambridge, Oct. 31, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Moses Harvey's 
CO., Col. David Wells's regt. ; enlisted May 10, 1777; discharged July 10, 1777; 
service, 2 mos. 10 days, in Northern deimrtment, including 9 days (180 miles) 
travel home ; also, Capt. Moses Harvey's co., Col. "Woodbridge's regt. ; enlisted 
Aug. 22, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 17 days, at Saratoga, 
including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce North- 
em army until last of Nov., 1777 ; also, descriptive li.st of men belonging to 
Capt. Seth Pierce's co.. Col. Seth Murray's (Hampshire Co.) regt. ; rank. Pri- 
vate; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; residence, Sunder- 
land; mustered July 17, 1780; comi^any detached from 6th Hampshire Co. 
regt. to serve for 3 months from the time of arrival at Claverack, agreeable 
to order of General Court of June 22, 1780, and mustered by Lieut. Col. Samuel 
"Williams and Maj. Whitmore, as i)er .statement affixed, dated Warwick, Aug. 
4, 1780: also, Capt. Seth Pierce's co.. Col. Seth Murray's regt.; enlisted July 
15, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days, including 9 days 
(172 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Hampshire Co. to reinforce Con- 
tinental Army for 3 months. 

Rice, Jedediah. Private, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's co., Col. John Rand's regt. ; 
enlisted July 10, 1780; discharged Oct. 11, 1780; service, 3 mos. 12 days, 
including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Worcester Co, 
to serve for 3 months. 

Rice, Jeduthan. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co. ; service from Nov. 3 to 
Nov. 19, 1778, 17 days ; company detached from Col. Nathan Sparhawk's (7th) 
regt.. Gen. Warner's brigade, to remforce guards at the barracks m Rutland 
under Col. Jacob Garrish (Gerrish) and to escort troops of Saratoga convention 
to Enfield, Conn. ; roll dated Petersham ; also, order on Henry Gardner, Treas- 
urer, dated Hubbardston, Aug. 12, 1782, signed by said Rice and others, for 
wages for 3 mos. service in the Continental Army in Capt. Stearns's co., Col. 
Ran's (Rand's) regt. in 1780. 

Rice, Jesse, Brookfield. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing 
service credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen 
to make an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of 
Brookfield ; total amount of service rendered made to average 5i months for 
each single poll in said precinct ; said Rice credited with 2| mos. service ; also, 
list of men mustered Aug. 18 [year not given], by Thomas Newhall, Muster 
Master for Worcester Co., for the term of 6 months, endorsed " 1777; " Capt. 
Wilson's CO., Col. Keyes's regt.; also, Private, Capt. Francis Willson's co., 
Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 10, 1777; discharged Jan. 3, 1778; 
service, 4 mos. 23 days, at Rhode Island ; roll dated Providence ; also, same co. 
and regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from place of discharge home, dated Provi- 
dence, Dec. 29, 1777; mileage for 60 miles allowed said Rice. 

Rice, Job. Copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire milliard, dated War- 
wick, for wages and billeting for service for 1 daj' on an alarm Nov. 21, 1776; 
also, Private, Capt. Squire Millard's co.. Col. John Watenuan's regt. ; pay 
abstract for wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777; 
said Rice credited with 5 days allowance ; also, copy of a company receipt, given 
to Capt. Squire Millerd, dated Warwick, for wages and billetmg for service 
from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777. 

Rice, Joel, Greenfield (also given No. 5 and Springfield) . List of men raised to 
serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. Samuel Fairfield; resi- 



160 jMassachusetts soldiers and sailors 

Rice, Joel, continued. 

dence, No. 5 (also given Springfield) ; engaged for town of "Williamsburg; 
joined Capt. Luke Day's co., Col. Alden'sregt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of men 
raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Lieut. Samuel Wells, 
sworn to in Hampshire Co. ; residence, Greenfield ; engaged for to'mi of Green- 
field; joined Capt. Day's co., Col. Alden's regt. ; term, during war; also, list 
of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 5th Hampshire Co. regt., 
endorsed " Col'o David Field's Return ; " also, Private, Capt. Luke Day's co., 
Col. Brooks's (late Col. Ichabod Alden's) regt. ; Continental Amiy pay accounts 
for service from May 6, 1777, to Sept. 1, 1777; reported deceased; also, Capt. 
Day's CO., Col. Alden's regt. ; return dated Jan. 11, 1778 ; mustered by Ruggles 
Woodbridge, County Muster Master, and by a Continental Muster Master ; also, 
Capt. Day's co., (late) Col. Alden's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on 
or before Aug. 15, 1777, certified at Cherry Valley, Feb. 24, 1779 ; reported died 
Jan. [ ? ] -, 1777. 

Rice, Joel, Northborough. Private, Capt. Samuel "Wood's co. of Minute-men, 
Gen. "Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 22 
days ; reported returned home. 

Rice, Joel, Northborough. Lieutenant, Capt. Silas Gates's co. ; pay abstract for 
service in Dec. [1775], and Jan., 1776; engaged Dec. 4 [1775] ; company raised in 
Marlborough, Southborough, and Northborough; also, Capt. Silas Gates's co., 
Col. "SVard's regt. ; return for mileage to and from camp, dated Dorchester, 
Jan. 13, 1776; mileage for 70 miles allowed said Rice; also, 2d Lieutenant, 
Capt. Silas Gates's co. ; list of oflicers of the Mass. militia which reinforced the 
army who joined Col. J. "Ward's regt ; commissioned Jan. 29, 1776. 

Rice, Joel. Capt. Amasa Cranston's co. ; company return endorsed " 1776; " com- 
pany probably belonged to Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. 

Rice, Joel. Private, Lieut. Seth Rice's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted 
Aug. 21, 1777 ; service, 7 days, including 3 days (65 miles) travel home ; com- 
pany called out on an alarm to assist Northern army and was discharged at 
Hadley. Roll dated Northborough. 

Rice, Joel. Private, Capt. Thomas French's co., in a regiment commanded by 
Col. David "Wells; service between Sept. 23, 1777, and Oct. 18, 1777, 18 days, 
in Northern department. 

Rice, Johx, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Jolm Cutler's co.. Col. Luke Drury's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 27, 1781 ; joined regiment at "West Point Sept. 3, 1781 ; dis- 
charged Dec. 3, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 14 days, includmg travel (150 miles) 
home ; residence, Brookfield ; engaged for town of Brookfield ; regiment 
raised for 3 months. 

Rice, John, Hollis. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 16, 1777; Capt. Haj-nes's co., Col. "NA'iggles- 
worth's regt.; also, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co.. Col. Edward "Wigglesworth's 
regt. ; return [year not given] ; residence, Hollis ; engaged for town of Hollis ; 
mustered by Maj. Barber. 

Rice, John, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Bams's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; rejjorted enlisted into the anny 
April 26, 1775; also, Capt. Daniel Bams's co., Col. Jonathan "Ward's regt.; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 13 weeks 6 
daj's; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Rice, John, Marlborough. Rettim of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Capt. Brigham's co., Col. Ezekiel How's (4th Middlesex Co.) regt. ; res- 
idence, Marlborough ; engaged for town of Marlborough ; joined Capt. Barnes's 



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Rice, John, continiced. 

CO., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, Corporal, Liglit Infantry co., 
Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service 
from April 15, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Private, Cajrt. Daniel Barnes's 
CO., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van 
Schaick's Island and sworn to at Camp near Stillwater ; enlisted April 1 (also 
given April 15) , 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported on command at the Labo- 
ratory ; also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Feb. 2, 1778 ; mustered by County 
and Continental Muster Masters ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Feb., 
1779; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated 
Providence; also. Corporal, Capt. Dow's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 1, 1780. 

KiCE, John, Salem. Capt. Addison Richardson's co.. Col. Mansfield's regt. ; order 
for advance pay, signed by said Rice and others, dated Cambridge, Jime 8, 
1775; also, Private, Capt. Richardson's co.. Col. John Mansfield's (19th) regt. 
commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company return dated Oct. 6, 
1775. 

Rice, John, Scarborough. Captain ; billeting allowed from date of engagement, 
April 24, 1775, to date of marching from Scarborough to headquarters, July i, 
1775; credited with 71 days allowance; also. Captain, Col. Edmimd Phinney's 
(31st) regt. ; company retiim dated Sept. 29, 1775; also, regimental return with 
accompanying petition addressed to the Council, dated Oct. 4, 1775, signed by 
Col. Edmmid Phiney, stating that he had commanded a regiment in the army 
at Cambridge during "the present Campaign" but had never been commis- 
sioned, and asking that he, with the oflicers in his regiment, be recommended 
to Gen. Washington for commissions ; ordered in Coiuicil Oct. 6, 1775, that said 
oflicers be recommended for commissions in the Continental Army; also, 
Captain, 3d co. ; list of seacoast ofiicers stationed at Falmouth, Casco Bay; 
commissioned Jan. 1, 1776; Briant Morton reported as having been commis- 
sioned Jan. 16, 1776, in room of said Rice ; company raised in Cumberland Co. ; 
also. Captain; memorandum of firelocks received of sundry ofiicers and 
soldiers; date of deliverj% Feb. 15, 1776; said Rice's firelock delivered for 
Selectmen of Scarborough ; also, Captain, 3d co., Col. Edmimd Phinney's regt. ; 
muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned oflicers, dated Garrison at Fort 
George, Dec. 8, 1776; appointed Jan. 1, 1776; reported died May 18 [1776], 
and succeeded by Capt. Bartholomew York. 

Rice, John, Shrew.sbury. Capt. Ross Wyman's (Shrewsbury) co. of artillery. Col. 
Jonathan "Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam- 
bridge ; service, 12 days. 

Rice, John. Petition dated Cambridge, Oct. 5, 1775, signed by said Rice, stating 
that he had engaged July 12, 1775, to serve in the army as Lieutenant in Capt. 
Samuel Gridley's co., Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt., but had not 
been commissioned, and asking that he be recommended to Gen. Washington 
for a commission ; ordered in Council Oct. 6, 1775, that said Rice be recom- 
mended to Gen. Washington for a commission as 3d Lieutenant, Capt. Gridley's 
CO., Col. Gi-idley's regt. ; also, recommendation addressed to Gen. Washington 
by the Council, dated Watertown, Oct. 7, 1775, recommending said Rice for a 
commission as Lieutenant in Capt. Samuel Gridley's co.. Col. Richard Grid- 
ley's (Artilleiy) regt., he having been directed by Gen. Gates to make appli- 
cation therefor. 

Rice, John. Sergeant, Capt. John Shapleigh's co. ; engaged July 10, 1775; service 
to Nov. 1, 1775, 4 mos. ; company stationed at Kitterj' for defence of seacoast; 
also, same co. ; service from Nov. 1, 1775, to Dec. 31, 1775, 2 mos. 5 days; com- 
pany stationed on seacoast at Kittery Point under Col. Edward Cutt (Cutts) . 



162 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

K.ICE, John. Corporal, Capt. Philip Hubbord's co. ; enlisted Jan. 17, 1776 ; service 
to ]\Iay 31, 177(5, 4 mos. 15 days; company stationed at Kittery Point and Old 
York for defence of seacoast. 

Rice, John. Sergeant, Capt. Thomas Rice's co.. Col. John "Waterman's regt. ; 
copy of a pay abstract for wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 1776, to 
Jan. 1, 1777 ; said Rice credited with 34 days allowance. 

Rice, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Taylor's co.. Col. Porter's regt. ; enlisted July 
10, 1777; discharged Aug. 12, 1777; service, 38 days, including travel (100 
miles) home ; company marched from Charlemont July 10, 1777, to remforce 
Northern army after the evacuation of Ticonderoga. 

Rice, John. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, .showing service cred- 
ited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make an 
average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brookfield , 
total amomit of service rendered made to average 5^ months for each single 
poll in said precinct ; said Rice credited with 8^ mos. service. 

Rice, John. Return dated Cambridge, Sept. 4, 1778, made by Lieut. Benjamin 
Baker to Capt. John Walton, of men detached from Capt. Dana's co. to guard 
troops of convention ; also, Private, Capt. John Walton's co. ; joined Sept. 4, 
1778 ; discharged Sept. 11, 1778. 

Rice, John. List of prisoners sent in the cartel "Silver Eel" from Halifax to 
Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Bat. 
Fox, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman. 

Rice, John. Private, Capt. Adam Henry's co. of guards; enlisted Jan. 1, 1779; 
discharged March 31, 1779; service, 3 mos. 1 day; company detached from 
militia to gixard troops of convention at Rutland for 3 months from Jan. 1, 
1779. 

Rice, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Jones's detachment of militia ; marched June 
29, 1779; discharged July 16, 1779; service, 17 days, at Camden, Lincobi Co., 
by order of Col. William Jones. 

Rice, John. Private, Capt. Archibald McAllister's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's 
regt.; enlisted July 11, 1779; service to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 13 days, on 
expedition against Majorbagaduce. Roll endorsed " Reg't at Penobscot." 

Rice, John. Private, Lieut. Osgood Carleton's co. of invalids stationed at Boston, 
Col. Lewis Nichola's regt. ; muster rolls dated Sept. 9, and Oct. 2, 1779; also, 
same co. and regt.; muster roll for Oct., 1779; reported transfen-ed to corps 
of invalids at Philadelphia Oct. 2, 1779. 

Rice, John. Private, Capt. Silas Walker's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's detach- 
ment; enlisted Nov. 1, 1779; discharged Feb. 1, 1780; .service, 3 mos. 4 days, 
with guards at Boston, including travel (72 miles) home ; detachment raised 
for 3 months. 

Rice, John. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Anny for 
the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received 
of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. Jolin Glover, at Springfield, July 
11, 1780; age, .31 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for town 
of Limenburg ; marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Capt. George 
Webb. [See John AVright.] 

Rice, John. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Bumstead's (Ward No. 11) co.. Col. 
Henry Bromfield's (Boston) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by 
the .several companies in said regiment, dated Boston, Nov. 25, 1776; ordered 
in Council Nov. 25, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commis- 
sioned Nov. 25, 1776; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Bumstead's co. ; list 



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Rice, John, continued. 

of men drafted from Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt., agreeable to 
order of Council of May 7, 1777, to guard stores, etc., under Maj. Gen. Heath 
at and about Boston for the term of 5 weeks; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. John 
Hinkley's (Light Infantry) co., Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt. of Mass. 
militia; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment; 
ordered in Coimcil Aug. 11, 1777, that said officers be commissioned ; ordered 
in Council Aug. 14, 1777, that previous order be reconsidered and that com- 
missions be issued only to officers of the Light Infantry co. ; also, Town Major 
and Commandant of the troops m service at and about Boston ; Continental 
Army pay accoimts for service from April 25, 1778, to Sept. 24, 1780 ; also, order 
dated Coimcil Chamber, Oct. 2, 1779, directmg the commaudmg officer at 
Castle Island to detach 60 men from the militia iinder his command and forward 
them to said Rice, Major Commandant at Boston, who is likewise ordered to 
see that such a number as is necessary should be mounted, and to take especial 
care that sentries should be placed at the Laboratory and powder magazine 
near the Laboratory and at the powder magazine at West Boston ; also, report 
made by a committee of the House of Representatives, dated March 17, 1780, 
showing staff officers m certain departments, their wages and ration allowances ; 
said Rice reported Town Major and Acting Adjutant General for the State. 

Rice, John. Private, Capt. Solomon Walker's co., Lieut. Col. Joseph Prime's 
regt.; enlisted April 27, 1780; discharged Dec. 6, 1780; service, 7 mos. 10 
days, imder Brig. Gen. P. Wadsworth at the Eastward. 

Rice, John. Account dated Marlborough, rendered by the Selectmen, of bounties 
paid said Rice and others to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 
3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; also, descriptive list of men raised 
in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph 
Hosmer, Superintendent for said coxmty ; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8| in. ; 
complexion, light; hair, lights eyes, blue; occupation, fanner; engaged for 
town of Marlborough ; engaged April 12, 1781 ; tenn, 3 years ; also, list of men 
mustered in Middlesex Co. ; said Rice mustered Ajjril 13, 1781. 

Rice, John. Receipt dated Brookfield, for bounties paid said Rice and others by 
the Selectmen to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, 
descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to seiwe in the Continental 
Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth Washburn, 
Superintendent; Capt. Gilbert's co., Col. Rice's regt.; age, 16 yrs.; stature, 
5ft.; complexion, light; occupation, fifer; engaged for town of Brookiield; 
engaged Jan. fl, 1781; term, durmg war; also, Fifer, Capt. Elnathan Haskell's 
CO., Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West 
Point ; also, muster rolls for Jujie-Sept., 1781 ; also, muster rolls for Oct., 1781- 
Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts. 

Rice, John. Matross, Lieut. William Price's detachment from 3d Artillery regt. ; 
muster roll for May and Jmie, 1782 ; term, 22 months. 

Rice, John. List of men belonging to Capt. Brigham's co. [year not given]. 

Rice, John, Jr., Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Bams's co., which marclied 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; reported enlisted mto the 
army April 26, 1775; also, Capt. Daniel Bams's co.. Col. Jonathan Ward's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 2, 1775; service, 13 weeks 
6 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported " on Command 
at Quebec." 

Bice, Jonas, Conway. Private, Capt. Samuel Taylor's co., Col. Nicholas Dike's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, etc., dated Roxbury, Sept. 17, 1776 ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from place of discharge 



164 aiASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Bice, Jonas, continued. 

home, dated Dorchester Heights, Nov. 28, 1776; said Eice credited with allow- 
ance for 6 days (112 miles) travel ; also, Capt. Abel Dinsmore's co.. Col. David 
Field's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; service, 4 days ; 
company marched to the Northward at recjuest of Gen. Gates and was dismissed 
by order of Gen. Lincoln; also, Capt. Thomas French's co., m a regiment 
commanded by Col. David "Wells; enlisted Sept. 23, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 
1777; service, 1 mo., m Northern department, mcludiug travel (100 miles) 
home. 

Rice, Jonas, Guilford. Private, Capt. Moses Draper's co., Lieut. Col. William 
Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated Camp 
Prospect Hill, Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Camp Prospect Hill, Dec. 27, 1775. 

KiCE, Jonas, Lancaster. Corporal, Capt. Francis Willson's co.. Col. Danforth 
Keyes's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; discharged Jan. 3, 1778; service, 4 mos. 
17 days, at Rhode Island ; roll dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay 
abstract for mileage from place of discharge home, dated Providence, Dec. 29, 
1777; mileage for 60 miles allowed said Rice; also, Capt. Francis Wilson's co., 
Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 26, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 23, 1779 ; 
service, 1 mo. 6 days, at Claverack, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home ; 
regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army in state of New York for 3 
months. 

Rice, Jonas, Reading. Private, Capt. John Bacheller's co., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 29, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
9 days ; also, company return dated Cambridge Camj), Sei)t. 25, 1775. 

Rice, Jonas, Shrewsbury. Private, Capt. Robert Andrews's co. of Minute-men, 
which marched from 2d Parish in Shrewsbury to Cambridge ; service, 1 week 
2 days. 

Rice, Jonas, Sudbury. Private, Capt. John Nixon's co. of Minute-men, Col. Abijah 
Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; 
also, receipt dated Cambridge, June 29, 1775, signed by said Rice and others, 
for advance pay received of Capt. Micah Goodenow [service rendered in Capt. 
Moore's co.. Col. Nixon's regt., of which company Micah Goodenow was 1st 
Lieutenant] ; also, Private, Capt. David Moor's co.. Col. John Nixon's (5th) 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 24, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 
15 days; reported promoted to Corporal July 3, 1775; also, Corporal, same co. 
and regt. ; company return dated Sept. 30, 1775. 

Rice, Jonas. Pay roll made up for men who marched on the alarm at Concord of 
April 19, 1775, under command of Isaac Locker, Captain of Sudbury troop. Col. 
James Brett's (Barrett's) regt. ; service from April 19 to April 21, 1775, 3 days. 

Rice, Jonas. List of men mustered May 15 [year not given], by Thomas Newhall, 
Muster Master; also, certificate dated Petersham, May 23, 1778, signed by 
Capt. Asa How and Capt. Wing Spooner, certifying that said Ilice and others 
had been engaged and mustered to serve in the Continental Army for the term 
of 8 months to the credit of the town of Petersham ; also, list of men raised for 
the term of 8 months to fill deficiencies m quota of men raised for 3 years and 
during the war; engaged for town of Petersham ; joined Col. Putnam's regt. ; 
arrived at Fishkill Jime 13, 1778. 

Rice, Jonathan, Framingham. Private, Capt. Henry Prentiss's co.. Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc., swoni to at Boston, 
June 17, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted July 25, 1776 ; service to 
Aug. 1, 1776, 6 days ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted Aug. 24, 1776 ; dis- 
charged Dec. 1, 1776; service, 3 mos. 8 days; roll sworn to at Boston. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 165 

KiCE, Jonathan, Framingham. Private, Capt. Thomas Hovey's co.. Col. Nathan 
Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 13, 1779; discharged Dec. 18, 1779; service, 5 mos. 
10 days, at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, 
allowing 1 mo. 4 days service at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) 
home. 

Rice, Jonathan, Holden. Private, Maj. Paul Raymond's co. of militia, 1st Worces- 
ter Co. regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; 
service, 8| days. 

Rice, Jonathan, Sudbury. Lieutenant, Capt. Moses Stone's co., in a regiment 
commanded by Lieut. Col. Ezekiel How, which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, to headquarters; service, 4 days; also, Captam, 1st (1st Sud- 
bury) CO., Col. Ezekiel How's (4th Middlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list 
of officers chosen by the several companies of militia in Sudbury, dated July 
4, 1776 ; ordered in Coimcil July 5, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; 
reported commissioned July 5, 1776; also, list of men drafted from 4th Mid- 
dlesex Co. regt. to reinforce Continental Army at the Northward and who 
marched Aug. 20, 1777, as returned by E. How to Brig. Gen. Prescott; said 
Rice reported as Captain of a Sudbury co. ; also, Captain, Col. Samuel Bul- 
lard's regt. ; engaged Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 
27 days, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home ; company ordered to march 
to reinforce Northern army ; also, same regt. ; pay abstract for retained rations ; 
rations allowed said Rice from Aug. 14, 1777, to Dec. 10, 1777; credited with 
238 rations; also, same regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from Scarsdale home; 
warrant allowed in Council Nov. 4, 1778; also, official record of a ballot by the 
House of Representatives, dated Feb. 25, 1779 ; said Rice chosen 2d Major, Col. 
Cyi)rian How's (4th Middlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; appointment con- 
cuiTcd in by Council Feb. 26, 1779; reported commissioned Feb. 26, 1779. 

Rice, Jonathan, Ward (Auburn). Private, Capt. John Cutler's co., Col. Luke 
Drury's regt. ; marched Aug. 20, 1781 ; joined regiment at West Point Aug. 
28, 1781; discharged Nov. 28, 1781; service, 3 mos. 16 days, including travel 
(167 miles) home ; residence. Ward ; engaged for town of Holden ; regiment 
raised for 3 months. 

Rice, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Simon Edgel's (Framingham) co.. Col. Wyllyes's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage to and from camp, dated Jan. 14, 1776 ; mileage 
for 44 miles allowed said Rice ; company stationed at Roxbury. 

Rice, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lakin's co.. Col. John Jacobs's (Light 
Infantry) regt. ; entered service Sept. 14, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 14, 1779 ; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 3 days, at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for 
Sept., Oct., and Nov., 1779, sworn to at Newport. 

Rice, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's 
(2d) regt.. Gen. Fellows's brigade; service from Oct. 24, 1779, to Dec. 1, 1779, 
1 mo. 8 days, at Claverack. Roll dated Petersham. 

Rice, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Nathan Drurj^'s (6th) co.. Col. Abner Perry's 
regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 14 days, includ- 
ing 3 days (70 miles) travel home ; company marched to Rhode Island on an 
alarm. Roll dated Framingham. 

Rice, Jonathan, Jr., Framingham. Petition addressed to Col. Samuel Bullard, 
dated Framingham, June 1, 1776, signed by said Rice and others belonging to 
Capt. Jesse Emes's co.. Col. Bullard's (5th Middlesex Co.) regt., askuig that 
the company be divided into two companies ; also. Private, Capt. Heniy Pren- 
tiss's CO., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; abstract for advance pay, mileage, 
etc., sworn to at Boston, June 17, 1776; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted Oct. 
1, 1776; discharged Dec. 1, 1776; service, 2 mos. 1 day; roll sworn to at Boston. 



IGG IklASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rice, Joseph, Boston. Private, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's co., Col. Jonathan Brewer's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 26, 1775; service, 5 days; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 
25, 1775. 

Rice, Joseph, Conway. Private, Capt. Robert Oliver's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Samuel Williams's regt., whicli marched April 22, 1775, in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 9 days; also, Capt. Robert Oliver's co.. Col. 
Ephraim Doolittle's (24th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Rice 
and others, dated Charlestown Camp, June 27, 1775; also, Private, same co. 
and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 1, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 
8 days; also, company return dated Charlestown, Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; 
also, order for bovmty coat or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Nov. 
18, 1775. 

Rice, Joseph, Northborough. Private, Capt. Samuel Wood's co. of Minute-men, 
Gen. Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
7 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Samuel Wood's co.. Col. 
Jonathan Ward's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Rice and others, 
dated Cambridge, June 13, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, com- 
I^any return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775; also, receipt for bomity coat dated 
Northborough, Dec. 15, 1775. 

Rice, Joseph (also given Joseph, Jr.), Northborough. List of men mustered; 
said Rice appears among men raised from Col. Cushiiig's regt. for the term 
of 9 months ; Capt. Brigham's co. ; engaged for town of Northborough ; also, 
list of men raised in Worcester Co. for the term of 9 months from the time 
of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778; Capt. 
Timothy Brigham's co.. Col. Job Cushmg's regt. ; age, 19 (also given 17) yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 8 (also given 5 ft. 6) in.; complexion, dark; residence, North- 
borough ; an-ived at Fishkill June 7, 1778 ; also, list of men returned as re- 
ceived of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778 ; 
also, list of men returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster 
Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; also, descriptive list of men raised to 
reinforce the Contuiental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve 
of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. 
Peter Harwood, of 6th Mass. regt., at Springfield, July 6, 1780; age, 20 yrs.; 
stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, liglit ; engaged for town of Northborough ; 
marched to camp July 6, 1780, under command of Lieut. Taylor, of 2d Mass. 
regt. ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. 
Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 
25, 1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Northborough 
for service in the Continental Anny durmg 1780 ; marched July 2, 1780 ; dis- 
charged Dec. 3, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 12 days, including travel (200 miles) home ; 
also, descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve in tlie Continen- 
tal Anny, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth Washburn, 
Superintendent; Capt. Brigham's co., Col. Cushing's regt.; age, 21 yrs.; 
statvire, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark; occupation, farmer; engaged for town 
of Northborough ; engaged March 24, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Rice, Joseph, Templeton. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co. of militia. Col. 
Natlian Sparhawk's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 14 days. 

Rice, Joseph. Private, Capt. Benjamin Phillips's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's 
(Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 10, 1777; discharged July 29, 1777; ser- 
vice, 25 days, in Northern dei)artment, including travel (100 miles) home. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 167 

Rice, Joseph. Private, Capt. Timothy Brigham's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; 
enlisted July 27 [1777]; discharged Aug. 29 [1777] ; service, 1 mo. 10 days, 
includmg 7 days (135 miles) travel home ; company called out on an alarm to 
assist Northern army and was discharged at Bennington. 

Rice, Joseph. Petition addressed to the General Court, dated Concord, Sept. 30, 
1777, signed by said Rice and others who were drafted to guard Continental 
stores at Little Cambridge, Concord, Sudbury, etc., under Capt. Isaac Woods, 
asking for additional wages ; petition endorsed "Leave to withdraw." 

Rice, Joseph. Private, Capt. Josiah "Wilder's co.. Col. Nathan Sparrohawk's 
(Sparhawk's) regt.; entered service Sept. 27, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; 
service, 29 days, at Saratoga, including 7 days (133 miles) travel home : com- 
pany raised for 30 days service. 

Rice, Joseph. Private, Capt. Samuel Hubbard's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 17, 1777; discharged Nov. 19, 1777; service, 2 mos. 14 days, in 
Northern department, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home. 

Rice, Joseph. Seaman or Marine, brigantine "Massachusetts," commanded by 
Capt. John Lambert; engaged Jan. 18, 1778. Roll made up for advance pay 
for 1 month and sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Rice, Joseph. Private, Capt. Seth Newton's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt.; en- 
listed April 1, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 3 mos. 2 days, at and 
about Boston. Roll endorsed " Giiards at Roxbmy." 

Rice, Joseph. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; service from July 31, 1778, to date of discharge, Sept. 14, 1778, 1 mo. 
15 days; company raised for 6 weeks service at Rhode Island. Roll dated 
Petersham. 

Rice, Joseph. Private, Capt. Isaac Harrington's co., Col. Samuel Deanney's 
(Demiy's) regt.; enlisted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Dec. 2, 1779; service, 1 
mo. 15 days, including travel (160 miles) home; regiment detached to join 
Continental Army for 3 months and ordered to march to Claverack. 

Rice, Joseph. Private, Capt. Ephraim Hartwell's co. of guards; entered service 
Oct. 26, 1779; discharged April 26, 1780; service, 6 mos.; company stationed 
at Rutland. 

Rice, Josiah, Hubbardston (also given Rutland) . List of men raised to serve in 
the Contiaental Army from 7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Wil- 
liam Marean; residence, Hubbardston; engaged for town of Hubbardston; 
joined Capt. Adam Wheeler's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; term, during war; also, 
list of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; 
Capt. Wheeler's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; mustered April 28, 1777; also, Pri- 
vate, Colonel's co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from April 14, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Adam 
Wheeler's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or 
before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on 
furlough, etc., dated Soldier's Fortmie, Feb. 15, 1779, and certified at Camp 
near Peekskill ; also, Colonel's co.. Col. Nixon's (5th) regt.; muster roll for 
May, 1779, dated Camp Highlands; enlisted April 14, 1777; also. Colonel's 
CO. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Benjamm Heywood, Col. Nixon's (6th) regt. ; 
pay rolls for Jime-Sept., 1779; also, Colonel's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; pay roll 
for Oct., 1779; also, Fifer, Colonel's co. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Matthew 
Chambers, Col. Nixon's regt. ; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779; also, descrip- 
tive list of men belongmg to Col. Nixon's regt. who enlisted for the war prior 
to Sept. .30, 1779, certified at Highlands, Feb. 23, 1780; rank, Fifer; age, 19 
yi-s. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Rutland; 



168 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rice, Josiah, continued. 

also, Fifer, Capt. Abel Holden's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; Continental Army- 
pay accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Rut- 
land ; also. Colonel's co. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Peter Clayes, Col. Nixon's 
regt. ; pay roll for Jan.-June, 1780; also, Liglit Infantry co., 6th Ma.ss. regt. ; 
retiirn of men in need of clothing, dated Peekskill, July 31, 1780; also, Capt. 
Holden's (Light Infantry) co., Col. Nixon's regt.; pay rolls for July-Dec, 
1780; also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 29, 1781; Capt. Holden's 
CO., 6th Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith; rank, Fifer; 
age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, 
farmer ; residence, Rutland ; enlisted April 14, 1777, by Capt. Wheeler ; enlist- 
ment, during war; also, Fifer, Capt. Abel Holden's co., commanded by Capt. 
Mason Wottles subsequent to May 1, 1781, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) 
regt. ; return for wages for the j^ear 1781 ; wages allowed said Rice for 12 mos. ; 
also, Capt. ISIason Wottles's co., Lieut. Col. Smith's regt.; return for wages 
for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Rice for 12 mos. ; also, 6th co., 6th Mass. 
regt. ; return [year not given, probably 1783] of men entitled to •S80 gratuity, 
agreeable to act of Congress of May 15, 1778, for serving during the war. 

Rice, Josiah, Northborough. Private, Capt. Samuel Wood's co. of Minute-men, 
Gen. Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 22 
days; reported returned home. 

Rice, Josiah. Private, Capt. Samuel Ward's co.. Col. Solomon Lovell's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 4 days ; company marched March 4, 1776, at the time of taking Dorches- 
ter Heights ; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 3 days, subsequent to March 10, 
1776. 

Rice, Josiah. Corijoral, Capt. Agrippa Wells's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.; 
pay abstract for travel allowance and mileage from iilace of discharge home, 
sworn to at Deerfield, Dec. 10, 1777 ; 105 miles travel allowed said Rice ; com- 
pany served at Ticonderoga for 3 months from Sept. 1, 1776. 

Rice, Josiah. Private, Capt. Reuben Petty's co., Lieut. Col. S. Williams's regt. ; 
enlisted Jan. 8, 1777 ; discharged March 19, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 23 days, 
including 12 days (240 miles) travel home. 

Rice, Josiah. Private, Capt. David Wheler's co. ; service, 6 days ; company 
marched from Lanesborough to Meloomscuyck Aug. 14, 1777, on an alarm. 

Rice, Josiah. Private, Capt. David Chadwick's co. ; service, 5 days ; company 
marched on an alarm at Bennington ; roll made up for the State pay allowed 
by resolve of Sept. 23, 1777. 

Rice, Josiah. Private, Capt. Enoch Chapin's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards; enlisted July 26, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 4 mos. 21 
days ; company detached from Hampshire Co. militia to guard stores at Spring- 
field and Brookfield for 6 months from July 1, 1778. Roll dated Springfield. 

Rice, Joth^vm. Private, Capt. Dan. Haws's co.. Col. Samuel Holden Parsons's 
(10th) regt. ; enlistment agreement in which said Rice and others engaged to 
serve until Jan. 15, "next; " reported enlisted Dec. 5, 1775, and forwarded to 
camp by John Caldwell, one of enlistment committee for Worcester Co. ; also, 
Private, Capt. Thomas Lord's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 1, 
1777; discharged Sept. 16, 1777; service, 21 days, in Northern department at 
the time of taking Gen. Burgojme, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home; 
travel allowed company from Tarrytown, N. Y., to Athol. 

Rice, Lemuel (also given Leonard) , Scarborough. Capt. John Rice's co. ; billet- 
ing allowed from date of enlistment, May 15, 1775, to date of marching from 
Scarborough to headquarters, July 4, 1775; credited with 50 days allowance; 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 169 

HiCE, Lemuel (also given Lkoxard) , continued. 

also, Private, Cai)t. John Rice's co., Col. Edmund PUinney's (Slst) regt. ; com- 
pany return dated Sept. 29, 1775; also, Capt. John Wentworth's CO.; pay 
abstract for billeting, dated Watertown, Aug. 20, 1776 ; mileage for 135 miles 
allowed said Rice; also, Capt. John Wentworth's co., Col. Aaron Willard's 
regt. ; jiay abstract for travel from home to Bennington, dated Boston, Jan. 6, 
1777 ; 317 miles travel allowed said Rice ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract 
for travel allowance, etc., home from place of discharge, Fort Edward, dated 
Boston, Jan. 15, 1777 ; 412 miles travel allowed said Rice ; also, list of men 
raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Roger Lebby's co., Col. 
Reuben Fogg's (3d Cumberland Co.) regt. ; residence, Scarborough ; enlisted 
for town of Scarborough; joined Capt. Skillen's co., Col. Francis's regt.; en- 
listment, 3 yeai-s; also, Private, Capt. Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Tupper's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779; also, Capt. John Skillin's co., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; subsist- 
ence allowed from date of enlistment, Jan. 9 [1777], to time of amval at Ben- 
nington ; credited with 59 days allowance ; 328 miles travel allowed said Rice ; 
also, Capt. Samuel Thomes's co.. Col. Tupper's regt. ; return dated Jan. 26, 
1778; mustered by Maj. Ilsley, County Muster Master, and by Col. Varrick, 
Continental Muster Master; also. Colonel's co.. Col. Tupper's regt.; muster 
roll for March, 1779, dated "West Point ; enlisted Dec. 27, 1776. 

R.ICE, Lemuel. Private, Capt. David Chadwick's co. ; service, 5 days; company 
marched on an alarm at Bemiington ; roll made up for the State pay allowed 
by resolve of Sept. 23, 1777. 

Rice, Levi, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knoulton's co., Col. Dike's regt.; 
pay abstract for mileage from home to Dorchester Heights ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay abstract for travel from Dorchester home, dated Dorchester, Nov. 
20, 1776 ; 70 miles travel allowed said Rice ; also, list of men, dated Brookfield, 
June 30, 1778, showing service credited to them, respectively, as returned by 
the committee chosen to make an average of the service rendered to the credit 
of the 3d Precinct of Brookfield ; total amo\mt of service rendered made to 
average 5i months for each single poll in said precinct ; said Rice credited with 
6f mos. service ; also, list of men mustered to serve in the Continental Army 
for the term of 9 months ; said Rice appears among men belonging to Capt. 
Gilbert's co. and other companies in Col. Converse's regt. ; residence, Brook- 
field ; engaged for town of Brookfield ; mustered May 19 [year not given, prob- 
ably 1778] ; also, descriptive list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
for the temr of 9 months from the time of their arrival at FLshkill, as returned 
by Capt. Xathan Hamilton, dated Brookfield, June 11, 1778 ; Col. Converse's 
regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light ; arrived at Fishkill 
July 4, 1778 ; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Com- 
missioner, by Brig. Gen. J. Glover, at Fort Arnold, July 8, 1778; also, list of 
men retiimed as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated 
FLshkill, Aug. 1, 1778 ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Con- 
tinental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 5, 1780, 
returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 
6th Mass. regt., at Springfield, July 1, 1780; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 m. ; 
complexion, light; engaged for town of Brookfield; marched to camp July 1, 
1780, under command of Ensign Joseph :MiUer ; also, list of men raised for the 
6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster 
in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months 
men raised by the town of Brookfield for service in the Continental Army 
during 1780; marched June 30, 1780; discharged Dec. 5, 1780; service, 5 mos. 
13 days, including travel (150 miles) home; also, receipt dated Brookfield, 
Feb. 27, 17S1, for bovmty paid said Rice by Benjamin Felton, Constable, on 
behalf of the 3d Precinct of Brookfield, to serve in the Continental Amiy for 



170 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rice, Levi, continued. 

the term of 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Asa Cobum's co., Lieut. Col. John 
Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; enlisted 
Jan. 17, 1781 ; reported promoted to Corporal June 1, 1781 ; also, Corporal, same 
CO. and regt.; muster rolls for Jmie-Sept., 1781; reported on command witli 
Col. Putnam in Sept., 1781 ; also, (late) Capt. Coburn'sco., Lieut. Col. Brooks's 
regt.; muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts; also, Capt. 
Cobum's (8th) co.. Col. Brooks's regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1781, certified at 
York Hutts; also, descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Jonathan Felt's 
(also given Cai^t. Turner's) co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 5 (also given 5 ft. 5^) in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occu- 
pation, fanner; ltirthi)lace, Brookfield; residence, Brookfield; enlisted for 
town of Brookfield; enlisted Jan. 17, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; also. Cor- 
poral, Capt. Jonathan Felt's co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt.; muster rolls for 
Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts ; also, 2d co. ; entry dated Oct. 27, 1783, 
of an order for wages for May and 9 days in Jvme [year not given], appearing 
in a register of orders accepted on account of wages, etc. ; also. Sergeant, same 
CO. ; entry dated Oct. 27, 1783, of an order for wages for 21 days in June and 
the month of July [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted 
on account of wages, etc. 

Rice, Levi. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's regt.; 
enlisted July 10, 1777 ; enlistment, 6 months from July 1, 1777 ; roll dated 
Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for bounty allowed for ser- 
vice from 3 mos. after date of enlistment, July 10, 1777, to Jan. 3, 1778, 2 mos. 
24 days, at Rhode Island. 

Rice, Levi. Sergeant, Capt. Silas Walker's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's detach- 
ment; engaged Nov. 1, 1779; discharged Feb. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 4 days, 
with guards at Boston, includmg travel (72 miles) home ; detachment raised 
for 3 months. 

Rice, Luke, Conway. Certificate dated Camp at Cambridge, June 18, 1775, signed 
by [Capt.] Seth Murray, certifyiiig that said Rice and others belongmg to his 
company. Col. Woodbridge's regt., were in need of cartridge boxes, for which 
he i)romi.sed to be accountable ; also, Capt. Seth Murray's co.. Col. Benjamin 
Ruggles Woodbridge's (25th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said 
Rice and others, dated Cambridge, June 29, 1775; also. Private, same co. and 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 2 mos. 26 
days; reported died July 24, 1775; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, 
Sept. 30, 1775; also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Camp Cambridge, Oct. 25, 1775 ; reported deceased ; Thomas Plympton cer- 
tifies that said Luke Rice was the reputed son of JNIatthias Rice, of Sudbury. 

Rice, Luke. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; 
service from July 31, 1778, to date of discharge, Sept. 14, 1778, 1 mo. 15 daj^s; 
company raised for 6 weeks service at Rhode Island. Roll dated Petersham. 

Rice, Luther, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Ephraim Richardson's co.. Col. Asa 
Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 20, 1775 ; 
service, 3 mos. 13 days; a petition dated Lancaster, signed by Samuel Rice, 
states that said Luther Rice, a minor, did not enter service luitil jNIay 28 [1775] ; 
also, company return dated Charlestown, Prospect Hill, Oct. 0, 1775; also, list 
of men raised to serve hi the Continental Army from 2d Worcester Co. regt.. 
as returned by Capt. Fortunatus Eager; residence, Lancaster; engaged for 
town of Lancaster; joined Capt. Hodgskins's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt.; term, 
3 years; also, list of men mustered by Thomas Ncwhall, Muster ISIaster for 
Worcester Co.; Capt. Smith's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt.; mustered April 7, 
1777; also, Private, (late) Capt. Hodgkins's co., Col. Timothy Bigelow's 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 171 

Rice, Luther, continued. 

regt. ; Continental Army pay accoiints for service from Feb. 25, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779; also, Capt. Joseph Hodgkins's Co., Col. Bigelow's regt.; muster roll 
for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van Scliaick's Island and sworn to at Camp near 
Half Moon ; enlisted Feb. 25, 1777 ; also, .same co. and regt. ; return dated 
Feb. 3, 1778 ; mustered by Worcester Co. Muster Master ; also, same co. and 
regt.; pay rolls for Feb., March, and Aj^ril, 177'J, dated Providence; also, 
Capt. Houdm's co., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for 
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 25, 1780. 

EiCE, Luther, Northborough. Private, Capt. Samuel "Wood's co. of MLnute-men, 
Gen. Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 
days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Samuel Wood's co., Col. 
Jonathan Ward's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Rice and others, 
dated Cambridge, Jime 13, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; mu.ster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days ; also, com- 
pany return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, receipt for boiuity coat dated 
Northborough, Dec. 15, 1775. 

Rice, Luther. Capt. Lawrence Kemp's co. of Hampshire Co. militia; entered ser- 
vice May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 17, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, under Col. 
David Wells in Northern department. Roll dated Shelbume. 

Rice, Luther. Private, Capt. Enoch Chapin's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards; enlisted July 15, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 5 mos. 19 
days ; company detached from Hampshu-e Co. militia to guard stores at Spring- 
field and Brookfield for 6 months from July 1, 1778. Roll dated Springfield. 

Rice, Luther. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Rice's co., Col. Israel Chapen's (3d) regt. ; 
enlisted Oct. 24, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo. 5 days, at Clav- 
erack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home. 

Rice, Luther. Receipt dated Charlemont, Feb. 16, 1781, for bounties paid said 
Rice and others by the town of Charlemont to serve in the Continental Ai-my 
for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780. 

Rice, Martin, Charlemont. Private, Capt. Oliver Avery's co. of Minute-men, 
which marched April 21, 1775, m response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 7 days ; reported enlisted April 27, 1775, under Capt. H. Maxwell ; also, 
Capt. Hugh Maxwell's co.. Col. William Prescott's (10th) regt.; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, com- 
pany return [probably Oct., 1775]; reported fm-loughed Sept. 2, 1775; also, 
order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Sewall's Point, Dec. 
27, 1775. 

Rice, Martin, Petersham. Capt. Jonathan Holman's co.. Col. Ephraim Doo- 
little's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Rice and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, June 10, 1775 ; also, Fifer, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 9 days; also, company return dated 
Camp at Whiter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, Capt. Joseph Thompson's (1st) co., 
Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, 
Nov. 9, 1776; also, receipt given to Benjamua Hej-wood, Paj-mastcr, 4th regt., 
dated Nov. 19, 1776, signed by said Rice and others, for wages for Sept., 1776, 
as Coi-porals, Dnmimers, and Fifers, m said regiment; also, Fife ]Major, Capt. 
Solomon Pollard's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ; engaged Oct. 23, 1779; dis- 
charged Dec. 4, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days, including travel (200 miles) home; 
regiment detached to march to Claverack and join Continental Anny for 
3 months. 

Rice, Matthias, Brookfield. Private, Capt. John Cutler's co., Col. Luke Druiy's 
regt.; marched Aug. 27, 1781; jomed regiment at West Point Sept. 3, 1781; 



172 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Rice, Matthias, continued. 

discliarged Dec. 3, 1781; sen'ice, 3 mos. 14 days, includmg travel (150 miles) 
home; residence, Brookfield ; engaged for town of Brooklield ; regiment raised 
for 3 months. 

Kick, Matthias, Grafton. Private, Capt. Luke Drury's co. of Minute-men, Gen. 
Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; 
reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Luke Druiy's co.. Col. Jonathan 
"Ward's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed hy said Kice and others, dated 
June 10, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775 ; enlisted April 26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days ; also, company return 
[prohably Oct., 1775] ; also, receipt for bovmty coat dated Nov. 3, 1775. 

EiCE, Matthias. Surgeon's Mate, Col. Marshal's regt. ; list of officers ; commis- 
sioned July 5, 177(5 ; regiment raised for defence of Boston ; also, Surgeon's 
Mate, Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; entered service Jime 1, 1776; service to 
Aug. 1, 1776, 2 mos. ; also, Surgeon's Mate, Col. Marshall's regt. ; list of officers 
to be commissioned, as returned by Col. Marshall ; ordered in Council Sept. 7, 

1776, that said officers be commissioned ; also, Surgeon's Mate, Col. Marshall's 
regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos. ; roll sworn to in Suf- 
folk Co. 

Hick, Matthias. Private, Capt. Ephraiin Hartwell's co. of guards; entered ser- 
vice March 5, 1780 ; discharged April 23, 1780 ; service, 1 mo. 19 days ; com- 
pany stationed at Rutland. 

Rice, Micah, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's (Sudbury) co., Col. James 
Barrett's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days; 
also, muster roll of Capt. Asahel Wheeler's co., which marched from Sudbury 
and joined Col. Joseph Read's regt. at Roxbury [yearnot given, probably 1776]. 

Rice, Mirick (also given Merrick), Brookfield. Return of men raised to serve in 
the Continental Army from Capt. Newell's (7tli) co., Col. James Converse's 
(4th Worcester Co.) regt. ; residence, Brookfield ; engaged for town of Brook- 
field (also given Western) ; joined Capt. Lane's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; term, 
3 years; also. Private, Capt. Jolin Si)urr's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's 6th (also 
given 5th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 7, 

1777, to March 7, 1780; rei)orted discharged March 9, 1780; also, same co. and 
regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who 
had not been ab.sent subsequently except on furlough, etc., certified at Camp 
near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for May, 
1770, dated Highlands; enlisted March 7 [1777] ; also, Capt. Spurr's co., Gth 
Mass. regt. ; return for clothing delivered for the year 1780 ; receipt for said 
clothing, dated Peekskill, Dec. -, 1779; also, order on Capt. Haward (Hey- 
wood), Agent, Gth Mass. regt., payable to David Watson, dated Brookfield, 
April 28, 1784, .signed by said Rice, for wages for 3 years service to March 10, 
1780, in Gth Mass. regt. 

Rice, Moses, Framingham (probably). Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's co. of 
Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord; ser- 
vice, 10 days. 

Rice, Moses, Hardwick. Private, Capt. Samuel Billing's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Leanied's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 
3 mos. 4 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775. 

Rice, Moses, Hopkinton. Private, Capt. John Homes's (Hopkinton) co. of militia. 
Col. Samuel Bullard's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Roxbury; .service, 12 days; o Aw, order on Maj. Barber, dated Camp at Cam- 
bridge, June 18, 1775, signed by Maj. Edward Barnes, for cartridge boxes to 
be delivered said Rice and others belonging to Capt. James Mellen's co.. Col. 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 173 

KiCE, Moses, continued. 

Jonathan Ward's regt. ; also, Corporal, Capt. James Melleu's co., Col. Jona- 
than Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; 
service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, cer- 
tificate dated Dorchester, Feb. 16, 1776, signed by Capt. James Mellen, certify- 
ing that said Rice, a soldier in his company. Col. Ward's regt., had not received 
a boimty coat or its equivalent in money. 

Rice, Moses, William.stown. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re- 
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. [See Moses Rich.] 

Rice, Moses. Private, Capt. Erastus Sergent's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
detachment of Berkshire Co. militia ; mu.ster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 
1777 ; reported promoted to Sergeant Jan. 8, 1777 ; enlistment to expire March 
15, 1777; also, Sergeant, same co. and detachment; entered .service Dec. 16, 
1776; discharged March 22, 1777; service, 97 days, at Ticonderoga, including 
7 days (140 miles) travel home. 

Rice, Moses. Capt. Lawrence Kemp's co. of Hampshire Co. militia; enlisted May 
10, 1777 ; discharged July 17, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, mider Col. David 
Wells in Northern department. Roll dated Shelbume. 

Rice, Moses. Private, Capt. Ezra Whittelsey's co., Lieut. Col. David Rosseter's 
detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; entered service Aug. 13, 1777; dis- 
charged Aug. 18, 1777 ; service, 5 days, at Bennington. 

Rice, Moses. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing service cred- 
ited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make an 
average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brookfield ; 
total amoimt of service rendered made to average 5| months for each single 
poll in said precinct; said Rice credited with 1§ mos. service. 

Rice, Moses. Corporal, Capt. Amos Perry's co., Col. Haws's regt. ; entered service 
July 28, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 17 days, at Rhode Island. 

Rice, Moses. Private, Capt. Joseph Raymond's co.. Col. Israel Chapin's regt.; 
enlisted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 8 days, at 
Claverack, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to rein- 
force Continental Army for 3 months. 

Rice, Moses. Private, Capt. Joshua Fisk's co.. Col Perry's regt.; enli.sted July 
28, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 6 days, at Rhode Island on an 
alarm, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home. Roll dated Natick. 

Rice, Moses. Private, Capt. Ezra Whittelsey's co., 3d Berkshire Co. regt. ; entered 
service Nov. 5, 1780; service, 2 days, on an alarm at Saratoga. 

Rice, Moses, Jr. Private, Capt. Ezra WTiittelsey's co., 3d Berkshire Co. regt.; 
entered service Oct. 20, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 22, 1780 ; service, 2 daj-s, on the 
alarm at the Westward of Oct. 20, 1780. 

Rice, Nahum, Sunderland. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, 
as returned by Capt. Caleb Montague; residence, Sunderland; engaged for 
town of Sunderland; joined Capt. Haynes's co., Col. Wigglesworth's regt.; 
term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. John K. Smith's co., Col. Calvin Smith's 
(late Wigglesworth's) regt. ; Continental Anny pay accovmts for ser\4ce from 
Feb. 10, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Aaron HajTies's co., Col. Edward 
Wigglesworth's regt.; mustered by Col. Woodbridge at South Hadley; also, 
same co. and regt. ; muster roll for May, 1778, dated Valley Forge ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp " Greeuage ; " also, same 
CO. and regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1778: also, Capt. John K. Smith's co., Col. 
"Wigglesworth's regt. ; muster roll for :Nrarch and April, 1779, dated Providence ; 



174 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

KiCE, Nahum, continued. 

enlisted Feb. 10, 1777; also, Corporal, Capt. J. K. Smith's co., Col. Smith's 
regt. ; Coutincntal Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 
1780 ; also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 25, 1781 ; Col. John Greaton's 
(3d) regt.; age, 19 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. Hi in.; comi^lexion, light; hair, light; 
eyes, blue; residence, Siuiderlaud; enlisted Dec. 14, 1779, by Ensign Baker; 
enlistment, during war. 

Rice, Nathan, Brookfield. Private; pay roll of a company of volunteers avIio 
enlisted from Capt. Nathan Hamilton's co., belongmg to 3d Precinct in Brook- 
field, upon application to Committee of Safety of Brookfield by Samuel Webb, 
Conductor of Ordnance Stores at that place ; service from Jan. 1, 1779, to Feb. 
6, 1779, 1 mo. G days, mider Lieut. Joseph Olmstead guarding magazine stores ; 
also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Amay for the 
term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of 
Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of (Jth Mass. regt., at 
Springfield, July 1, 1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; 
engaged for town of Brookfield ; marched to camp July 1, 1780, imder command 
of Ensign Joseph Miller ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for G months men raised by the 
town of Brookfield for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched 
Jmie ;30, 1780 ; discliarged Dec. G, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 14 days, including travel 
(150 miles) home. 

RiOE, Nathan, ISIarlborough. Return dated Marlborough, May 23, 1779, made by 
Col. Cy[)rian How to Capt. Moses Bams, of men raised in his regiment to .serve 
at Tiverton, R. I., xmtil July 1, 1779; residence, Marlborough; also, Private, 
Capt. Moses Bams's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Perce's regt.; enlisted May 24, 
1779 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, at Rhode Lsland ; enlistment, 2 months, to expire 
July 1, 1779; also, Cai)t. Amasa Cranston's co.. Col. Samuel Demiy's regt.; 
enlisted Nov. 3, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 1 day, at 
Claverack, including travel (200 miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 mouths. 

Rice, Nathan, Northborough. Private, Capt. Samuel W^ood's co. of Minute-men, 
Gen. Ward's regt., which marched on the alann of Ajiril 19, 1775; service, 1 
mo. 1 day ; reported returned home ; also, Capt. Silas Gates's co. ; j>aj ab-stract 
for service in Dec. [1775], and Jan., 177G; enlisted Dec. 4 [1775]; company 
raised ui Marlborough, Southborough, and Northborough ; also, Capt. Silas 
Gates's co., Col. Ward's regt. ; return for mileage to and from camp, dated 
Dorchester, Jan. 13, 1776 ; mileage for 70 miles allowed said Rice ; also. Cor- 
poral, Lieut. Seth Rice's co.. Col. Job Cushtng's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; 
service, 7 days, including 3 days (05 miles) travel home ; company called out 
on an alarm to assist Northern army and was discharged at Hadley. 

Rice, Nathan, Scarborough. Private, Capt. Benjamin Larrabe's co., Col. Mitchel's 
regt. ; marched July 9, 1779; discharged Sept. 12, 1779; service, 2 mos. 3 days, 
on Penobscot expedition. 

Rice, Nathan. Adjutant, Col. William Heath's regt. ; list of officers [year not 
given, probably 1775]. 

Rice, Nathan. Enlistment agreement dated July 2, 177G, signed by said Rice, Ser- 
geant, and others, engaging themselves to serve until Dec. 1, 1770, imless 
sooner discharged, each man to furnish liis own firearm, etc., and to march 
with the utmost despatch to New York; also. Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan 
Houghton's CO., Col. Smith's regt. ; list of men [year not given]. 

Rice, Nathan. Sergeant, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; 
marched July 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at 
Rhode Island. Roll dated Sutton. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 175 

Rice, Nathan. Private, Capt. Silas "Walker's co.,Ma]. Nathaniel Heath's detach- 
ment; enlisted Nor. 1, 1779; discharged Feh. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 4 days, 
with guards at Boston, including travel (72 miles) home ; detachment raised 
for 3 months. 

Rice, Nathan. Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Lincoln; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from IVIay 7, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Major, Aide-de-Camp, and 
Inspector of Brigade ; Continental Army pay accovuits for service from Jan. 1, 
1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Major, Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt. ; mus- 
ter rolls of field, staff, and commissioned officers for June, July, and Aug., 
1781; reported on command with Col. Scammell; also, returns of effectives, 
dated Sept. 28, Oct. 12, and Oct. 19, 1781; reported on command at the South- 
ward by general order; also, muster rolls of field, staff, and commissioned 
officers for Oct., 1781-Jan., 1782, dated York Huts; appointed Jan. 1, 1781; 
a^so. Major; return dated Cantonment 1st Brigade, March 1, 1782; reported 
on fm-lough in Massachusetts from Dec. 21, 1781, by leave of Gen. McDougall; 
also, Major Commandant ; return of effectives, dated Cantonment 1st Brigade, 
April 12, 1782; also, recommendation addressed to Gov. Hancock, dated Fair 
Forest, near "West Pomt, April 20, 1782, signed by said Rice, Major Command- 
ant, 4th Mass. regt., asking that certam officers be commissioned ; also. Major, 
Col. Shepard's regt. ; return of effectives, dated Ver[)lanck's Point, Sept. 13, 
1782 ; reported attending general court-martial ; also. Major Commandant, Col. 
Shepard's regt. ; returns of effectives, dated Verplanck's Point, Oct. 11, and 
Oct. 25, 1782, and "West Point, Oct. -, 1782; also. Major, same regt.; returns 
of effectives, dated Nov. 15, Nov. 22, and Nov. 29, 1782; reported on furlough; 
also, Major, 4th Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. James Mellen ; return 
of effectives, dated Camp near New "Wuadsor, Dec. 6, 1782; reported on fur- 
lough; also. Major, 4th Mass. regt. commanded by Col. Henry Jackson; 
returns of effectives between Dec. 13, 1782, and Jan. 24, 1783, dated Canii> near 
New "Windsor, and Cantonment 1st Mass. Brigade; reported on furlough in 
Massachusetts from Nov. 6, 1782, by leave of Gen. "Washuigton ; also. Major 
Commandant, 4th Mass. regt. commanded by Col. Jackson; return of effec- 
tives dated Camp Mass. Line, Feb. 7, 1783; also. Major, same regt.; returns 
of effectives, dated Feb. 14, and Feb. 21, 1783; reported on duty at the Lines; 
also. Major Commandant, same regt. ; return of effectives, dated Cantonment 
Mass. Hutts, March 23, 1783; also. Major, same regt.; returns of effectives, 
dated Cantonment ISIass. Hutts, Ajjril 4, and April 18, 1783 ; reported attending 
general com-t martial ; also. Major Commandant, same regt. ; return of effec- 
tives, dated Cantonment New "Windsor, May Ki, 1783; also. Major, same regt. ; 
return of effectives, dated Cantonment 1st Mass. Brigade, May 23, 1783; re- 
ported attending general court martial; also. Col. Jackson's (4th) regt., 1st 
Mass. brigade ; list of officers [year not given, probably 1782 or 1783] showing 
dates of appointments ; commissioned May 7, 1777. 

Rice, Nathaniel, Sudbury. Private, Capt. John Nixon's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Abijah Peirce's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775; service, 
5 days; also, receijit dated Cambridge, Jmie 10, 1775, signed by said Rice and 
others, for advance jjay received of Cajit. Micah Goodenow [service rendered 
in Capt. Moors's co.. Col. Nixon's regt., of which company Micah Goodenow 
was 1st Lieutenant] ; also, Capt. David Moors's co.. Col. John Nixon's (5th) 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 15 
days; also, company return dated Sept. 30, 1775 ; also, Capt. Asaliel "Wheeler's 
CO., Col. Jonathan Read's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 28, 1777 ; service, 41 days, in 
Northern department ; mileage (200 miles) from home to camp allowed. 

Rice, Nathaniel, Sunderland. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Taylor's co.. Col. Nicholas 
Dike's regt.; pay abstract for mileage, dated Roxbury, Sept. 17, 1776; also, 
same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from place of dis- 



176 MASSACIiUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

KiCE, Nathaniel, continued. 

charge home, dated Dorchester Heights, Nov. 28, 1776 ; said Rice credited with 
allowance for 5 days (105 miles) travel; also, list of men raised to serve in the 
Contmental Army, as returned by Capt. Caleb Montague ; residence, Sunder- 
land; engaged for town of Sunderland; joined Capt. Haynes's co., Col. Wig- 
glesworth's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, Private, Capt. John K. Smith's co., Col. 
Calvin Smith's (late Wigglesworth's) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from Feb. 10, 1777, to Nov. 12, 1777; reported died Nov. 12, 1777; 
also, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co., Col. Edward "Wigglesworth's regt.; return 
[year not given] ; mustered by Col. "Woodbridge at South Hadley. 

Rice, Nathaniel. Descriptive return made by Edward Procter, Colonel of Boston 
regt., of men who had enlisted to serve in the militia under Brig. Gen. John 
Fellows for the term of 3 months from the time of their arrival at place of 
rendezvoiis, miless sooner discharged, and who had received bounty and 
mileage due them of said Col. Procter ; Capt. Cook's co. ; age, 10 yrs. ; stature, 
5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, bro^\Ti; also. Private, Lieut. William Bird's co.. Col. 
Thayer's regt.; enlisted July 19, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 
mos. 3 days, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in 
Suifolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months and stationed at "West 
Point. 

Kice, Nathaniel. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship "Aurora" 
(privateer) , commanded by Capt. David Porter, dated Boston, Jime 16, 1781 ; 
age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. 

Bice, Nehemiah. Private, Capt. David "Wheeler's co.. Col. John Brown's detach- 
ment of militia; entered service June 30, 1777; discharged July 21, 1777; ser- 
vice, 22 days; detachment stationed at Fort Ann; roll sworn to at Lanes- 
borough; also, Capt. Zebulon Norten's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt. ; entered service July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 14, 1777 ; service, 23 days, 
at the Northward, travel (70 miles) included ; roll dated Equivalent. 

Eice, Noah. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; 
enlistment, 6 months from July 1, 1777 ; reported as serving as Fifer until Dec. 
1, 1777; roll dated Providence; also, same co. and regt.; pay abstract for 
bounty allowed for service from 3 mos. after date of enlistment, July 10, 1777, 
to Jan. 4, 1778, 2 mos. 25 days, at Rhode Island. 

Rice, Obadiah, Brookfield or Spencer. Private, Capt. John "Woolcott's co. of 
rangers, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 10 days ; also, 
Sergeant, Capt. Asa Danforth's co. of volunteers, Col. Convers's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 22 days; company marched from Brookfield Sept. 23, 1777, to join army 
under Gen. Gates at the Northward. 

Rice, Oliver, Sudbury (also given Concord and Marlborougli) . Private, Capt. 
John Nixon's co. of Minute-men, Col. Abijah Pierce's regt., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 5 days ; also, receipt dated Cambridge, 
June 10, 1775, signed by said Rice and others, for advance pay received of 
Capt. Micah Goodenow [service rendered in Capt. Moors's co.. Col. Nixon's 
regt., of which company Micah Goodenow was 1st Lieutenant] ; also. Cor- 
poral, Capt. David Moors's co.. Col. John Nixon's (5th) regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1,1775; enlisted April 24, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days; reported promoted 
to Corporal July 3, 1775 ; also, company return dated Sei)t. 30, 1775 ; also. Ser- 
geant Major, Major's co.. Col. James "Wesson's (9th) regt. ; Conthiental Army 
pay accounts for service from March 12, 1777, to June 2, 1778 ; residence, Sud- 
bury (also given Concord) ; credited to town of Concord ; reported promoted to 
Ensign .Jime 2, 1778 ; also. Ensign, same regt. : Contmental Ai-my pay accounts 
for service from June 2, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same regt.; return of 



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Rice, Oliver, continued. 

officers, dated West Point, Sept. 12, 1779 ; also, same regt. ; returns of officers for 
clothing, dated Boston, Oct. 19, 1778, and Sept. 25, 1779; also. Lieutenant, same 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 
31, 1780; also, Ensign, same regt.; return of commissioned officers, dated 
Orangetown, Oct. 7, 1780; also, letter from James Wesson, Colonel, iith Mass. 
regt., to the Governor and Council, dated West Point, Dec. 24, 1780, recom- 
mendmg certain officers for promotion; said Rice, Ensign, to be promoted to 
Lieutenant, commission to date from Sept. 15, 1780 ; ordered in Council Feb. 
21, 1781, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned Feb. 21, 
1781 ; also. Lieutenant, Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; list of subalterns ; 
commissioned Sept. 5, 1780; reported transferred to ^th Mass. regt.; also, 
Lieutenant; entry dated Nov. 19, 1783, of an order for wages for May-July 
[year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on accoimt of 
wages, etc.; also, Lieutenant, Col. Henry Jackson's (4th) regt., 1st Mass. 
brigade; list of officers [year not given, probably 1782 or 1783] showing dates 
of appointments; commissioned Sept. 15, 1781; also, list dated Boston, Feb. 
18, 1804, returned by John Averj-, Secretary, and J. Jackson, Treasm-er, of 
men who furnished satisfactory evidence of their service as soldiers and were 
entitled to gratuities under resolves of March 4, 1801, and June 19, 1801; resi- 
dence, Marlborough. 

Rice, Oliver. List of men, dated Brookfreld, Jime .30, 1778, showing service credited 
to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make an average 
of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brookfield ; total 
amount of service rendered made to average 5| months for each single poll in 
said precinct; said Rice credited with 4J mos. service. 

Rice, Perez, Hardwick [?]. Private, Capt. Edmund Hodges's co., Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; enlisted May 5, 1777 ; discharged July 5, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 
9 days, at Rhode Island, including travel home. 

Rice, Perez. Private, Capt. John Oliver's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 104 days, travel included ; company served in the Jerseys ; warrant for 
pay allowed in Council Aug. 12, 1777. 

Rice, Perez. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co., Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; 
enlistment, 6 months from July 1, 1777 ; roll dated Providence ; also, li.st of 
men belonging to Capt. Newell's co. who received arms from the Province 
store, dated North Kingston, Dec. 15, 1777; also, Capt. Newell's co.. Col. 
Keyes's regt. ; pay abstract for bounty allowed for service from 3 mos. after 
date of enlistment, July 10, 1777, to Jan. 4, 1778, 2 mos. 25 days, at Rhode 
Island. 

Rice, Peter, Greenwich. Private, Capt. Isaac Gray's co., Col. Jonathan Brewer's 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
8 days; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for 
boiuity coat or its equivalent in money dated Prospect Hill, Nov. 4, 1775 ; 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, Aug. 9, 1780: 
age, 31 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 m. ; complexion, light ; engaged for to^\n of 
Greenwich ; arrived at Springfield Aug. 7, 1780 ; marched to camp Aug. 9, 
1780, imder command of Capt. Daniel Lunt: also, list of men raised for the 
6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster 
in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months 
men raised by the town of Greenwich for .service in the Continental Army during 
1780 ; marched Aug. 6, ^780 ; discharged Feb. 6, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 7 days, 
including travel (150 miles) home. 



178 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rice, Peter, Spencer. Private, Capt. Setli Wushbuni's co.. Col. Jonathan "Ward's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 10, 1775; service, 2mos. 2() 
days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. Josiah White's 
CO., Lieut. Col. Benjamin Flagg's division. Col. Samuel Demiy's (Worcester 
Co.) regt. ; marched Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 23, 1777 ; service, 5 days, 
including 2 days (40 miles) travel home ; company iliarched to Hadley on an 
alarm at the Northward; also, Capt. David Prouty's co., Maj. Asa Baldwin's 
division. Col. Samuel Denny's (Worcester Co.) regt.; marched Sept. 27, 1777; 
discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 1 mo., mcluding 8 days (157 miles) travel 
home ; company marched to reinforce Northern army. 

Rice, Peter. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lakin's co.. Col. John Jacobs's (Light 
Infantry) regt. ; entered service Sept. 14 (also given Sept. 12) , 1779 ; discharged 
Nov. 14, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 3 (also given 2 mos. 5) days, at Rhode Island ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for Sept., Oct., and Nov., 1779, sworn to at 
Newport. 

Rice, Peter. Private. Capt. Timothy Paige's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; enlisted 
July 5, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days, at West Point, 
including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll 
sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Rice, Peter, Jr. List of G months men raised agreeable to resolve of Jiuie 5, 1780, 
returned as received of Maj. Joseph Ho.smer, Superintendent for Middlesex 
Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Sjjringfield ; also, descriptive list of 
men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agree- 
able to resolve of Jmie 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commis- 
sioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Si^ringfield, July 14, 1780; age, 19 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 7 m. ; complexion, light; engaged for town of Framingham; 
marched to camp July 14, 1780, under command of Capt. Hancock; also, 
Private, Capt. John Spurr's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. ; pay rolls 
for July, Aug., and Sept., 1780; enlisted July 14, 1780; reported died Sept. 13, 
1780 ; also, pay roll for G months men raised by the town of Framingham for 
service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 10, 1780; dis- 
charged Sept. 15, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. G days. 

Rice, Phineas, Lancaster. Descriptive list of men in Continental service ; Capt. 
Mills's CO. ; Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 46 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6i in. ; 
complexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, farmer; residence, Lancaster; 
engaged for tow^n of Lancaster; engaged Dec. 29, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Rice, Phineas, Marlborough. CaptT Amasa Cranston's co. ; company return en- 
dorsed " 1776 " ; said Rice reported as at White Plains ; also reported as havingi 
lost articles in battle; company probably belonged to Col. Eleazer Brooks's 
regt. 

Rice, Phineas, Stockbridge. Private, Capt. Thomas Williams's co., Col. John 
Paterson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 19, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 18 days; also, company return [jirobably Oct., 1775] ; also, order 
for bomity coat or its equivalent in money dated Fort No. 3, Charlestown, Oct. 
27, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Erastus Sergeant's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
detacliment of Berkshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Ticondc^roga, Feb. 25, 
1777; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777; also, .same co. and detachment; 
entered service Dec. 16, 1776 ; discharged ISIarch 22, 1777 ; service, 97 days, at 
Ticonderoga; also, Capt. David Pixley's (Stockbridge) co.. Col. John Brown's 
regt. ; entered service June 30, 1777 : service to July 2(), 1777, 27 days, in 
Northern department. 

Rice, Phinkas. Private, Capt. Jonathan Rice's co.. Col. Samuel BuUard's regt.; 
enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; di-scharged Nov. 29, 1777; sers'ice, 3 mos. 24 days, with 



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KicE, Phineas, continued. 

Northern anny, including 11 clays (220 miles) travel home. Roll dated 
Sudbuiy. 

Rice, Phineas. Private, Capt. John Homes's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's (1st) regt. 
of guards; muster roll dated June 1, 1778; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 
1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; entered service April 1, 1778 ; service to July 
4, 1778, 3 mos. 3 days, at Cambridge. 

Rice, Phineas. Private, Capt. Nathan Drurj-'s ((ith) co.. Col. Abner Perrj^'s regt. ; 
enlisted July 28, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 14 days, including 3 
days (70 miles) travel home ; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 
Roll dated Framingham. 

Rice, Phineas. Receipt dated Leominster, May 31, 1781, for bounties paid said 
Rice and others by the town of Leominster to serve in the Continental Army 
for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to 
serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned 
by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for said county, June 12 [?], 1781; age, 
45 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, dark; occupation, farmer; engaged 
Dec. 31 [1780] ; engaged for town of Leominster; term, 3 years. 

Rice, Phineas. Drummer, Capt. Isaac Marsh's co.. Col. Sears's regt.; mustered 
July 21, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 2, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days, under Brig. 
Gen. Stark ; regiment raised in Berkshire Co. and .stationed at Fort Plains, 
Trj'on Co. ; order for payment of amomit of roll dated at Stockbridge and signed 
by Capt. Marsh. 

Rice, Ralph, Barre. Private, Capt. Dan. Haws's co., Col. Samuel Holden Par- 
sons's (10th) regt. ; enlistment agreement in which said Rice and others 
engaged to serve imtil Jan. 15, "next;" reported enlisted Dec. 5, 1775, and 
forwarded to camp by John Caldwell, one of enlistment committee for Worces- 
ter Co. ; also, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co. ; enlisted Sept. 26, 1777 ; discharged 
Oct. 18, 1777; service, 29 days, including travel (128 miles) home; company 
marched vmder command of Maj . Jonas Wilder to reinforce Northern army 
for 30 days. 

Rice, Randal. Private, Capt. Squire Millard's co.. Col. John Waterman's regt. ; 
pay abstract for wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777 ; 
said Rice credited with 3 days allowance ; reported absent without leave. 

Rice, Reuben, Worcester. List of men mustered to serve in the Continental Army 
for the term of 9 months ; said Rice appears among men belonging to Capt. 
Lovell's CO., Col. Denny's regt.; engaged for town of Worcester; mustered 
May 9 [year not given, ]3robably 1778] ; also, list of men raised in Worcester 
Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agree- 
able to resolve of April 20, 1778; Capt. Lovell's co., Col. Dennj-'s regt. ; age, 
44 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Worcester ; arrived 
at Fishkill Jime 7, 1778; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan 
Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; also, list of men 
returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated 
Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778. 

Rice, Reuben, Worcester. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wright's co.. Col. Luke 
Drury'sregt. ; marched Aug. 9, 1781 ; arrived at camp Aug. 18, 1781 ; discharged 
Nov. 18, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 20 days, at West Point, including travel (400 
miles) from home to camp and return; residence, Worcester; engaged for 
town of Shrewsbury. 

Rice, Reuben. Corporal, Capt. Josiah Fay's co.. Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester, Dec. 19, 
1775. [See Reuben Robinson.] 



180 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND S.\ILORS 

Rice, Reuben. Private, Cajit. Fortimatus Eagor's co.. Col. Josiah Whitiiey'.s legt. ; 
marched Dec. 17, 1770 ; returned INIarch 27, 1777 ; .service, 3 mos. 10 days ; 14 
days (280 miles) travel home also allowed ; company marched to reinforce 
army under Gen. Washington in the Jerseys. Roll dated Lancaster and en- 
dorsed "marchd to New York." 

Rice, Reuben. Sergeant, Capt. Jesse Stone's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; marched 
July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days, including 6 
days (120 miles) travel home ; company marched to Bennington by order of 
Brig. Gen. Warner. Roll dated Oxford. 

Rice, Reuben. Private, Capt. John Boj-nton's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. 
commanded by Maj. Jonas Wilder; entered service Sept. 27, 1777; discharged 
Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 29 days, in Northern department, including 7 days (141 
miles) travel home ; company raised for 30 days. 

Rice, Reuben. Private, Capt. Timothy Boutell's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; 
enlisted July 10, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, includ- 
ing 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Worcester Co. to rein- 
force Continental Army for 3 months. 

Rice, Reuben. Private, Capt. Daniel Grout's co.. Col. Enoch Hallet's regt.; 
enlisted Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. ; regiment 
raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Rice, Richard, Framingham. Corporal, Capt. Jesse Emes's (Framingham) co. of 
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 10 days. 

Rice, Richard. Private, Capt. Joshua Fisk's co.. Col. Abner Perry's regt. ; enlisted 
Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 7 days, including 3 days (fiO 
miles) travel home; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll 
dated Natick. 

Rice, Rufus, Brookfield. Private, Capt. John Cutler's co.. Col. Luke Dniry's 
regt. ; marched Aug. 27, 1781 ; joined regiment at West Point Sept. 13, 1781 ; 
discharged Nov. 7, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 17 days, including travel (150 miles) 
home ; residence, Brookfield ; engaged for town of Brookfield ; regiment raised 
for 3 months. 

Rice, Rufus. Private, Capt. Ephraim Hartwell's co. of guards; entered service 
March 5, 1780; discharged April 23, 1780; service, 1 mo. 19 days, at Rutland. 

Rice, Samuel, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Samuel Sawyer's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. John Whitcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 7 days; also, Sergeant, Capt. Ejihraim Richardson's co.. Col. Asa 
Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 2(i, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 13 days ; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Rice, Samuel. Copy of a list of men who enlisted into the Continental Army m 
July, 1776, and served 5 mos. at the Westward. 

Rice, Samuel. Private, Capt. Peter Porter's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.; pay 
abstract for mileage, dated Dec. 1, 1776 ; mileage for 70 miles allowed said Rice. 

Rice, Samuel. Private, Capt. David Pixley's (Stockbridge) co., Col. John Brown's 
regt. ; entered service Jime 30, 1777 ; service, 22 days, m Northern department; 
company served imtil July 26, 1777. 

Rice, Samuel. Private, Capt. Samuel Taylor's co.. Col. Porter's regt. ; enlisted 
July 10, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12, 1777 ; service, 38 days, including travel (100 
miles) home; company marched from Charlemont July 10, 1777, to reinforce 
Northern army after the evacuation of Ticonderoga. 



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EiCE, Samuel. Private, Capt. Solomon Stuart's cc, Col. Josiali Whitney's regt. ; 
marched Aug. 21, 1777 ; returned Aug. 2.5, 1777 ; service, 5 days ; company 
marched on an alarm at Bennington. Roll sworn to at Lancaster. 

Rice, Samuel. Private, Capt. "William Howe's co., Col. John Rand's regt.; entered 
service July 17, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; serv'ice, 3 mos. 3 days, 
including 9J days (185 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Rice, Samuel. Private, Capt. Staples Chamberlin's co., Col. Dean's regt. ; enlisted 
March 7, 1781 ; discharged March 14, 1781 ; service, 11 days, including travel 
(GO miles) home ; comjiany marc lied to Kliode Island hy order of His Excellency 
John Hancock to serve on a 40 days expedition. 

Rice, Samuel. List of men belonging to Capt. Brigham's co. [year not given], 
showing service rendered at various places and fines paid in lieu of service, etc. ; 
said Rice not credited with service nor reported as having paid fine. 

Rice, Samuel Stone, "Westborough. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co.. Col. 
Smith's regt. ; list of men [year not given] ; also, li.st of men raised to serve in 
the Continental Army from Gtli Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. 
Edmund Brigham ; residence, Westborough ; engaged for town of West- 
borough; joined Capt. Bams's co., Col. Biglow's regt.; term, 3 j-ears; also, 
list of men mustered by Thomas Xewhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; 
Capt. Barnes's CO., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; mustered May 20, 1777; also, Private, 
Capt. Pierce's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's (loth) regt.; Continental Army 
pay accoimts for service from May 15, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, Capt. Daniel 
Barnes's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van 
Schaick's Island and sworn to at Camp near Stillwater : enlisted May 15, 1777 ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Feb. 2, 1778 ; mustered by Worcester Co. 
Muster Master and by a Continental Muster Master; also, same co. and regt. ; 
pay roll for Feb., 1779; also. Musician, (late) Capt. William Gates's co.. Col. 
Bigelow's regt.; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence; 
reported transferred from Capt. Banes's (Barnes's) co. March 1, 1779 ; also, 
Fifer, Capt. John Pierce's co.. Col. Bigelow's (15th) regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, same co. and 
regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-June, 1780, dated Robinson's Farm ; also, descrip- 
tive list dated West Point, Jan. 10, 1781 ; Capt. Bowman's co., Col. Rufus 
Putnam's (5th) regt. ; rank, Fifer; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, 
dark ; hair, black ; eyes, gray ; residence, Westborough ; enlisted Nov. -, 1779, 
by Capt. Peirce; enlistment, during war; company joined from 15th Mass. 
regt.; also, Fifer, Capt. Phineas Bowman's co.. Col. Putnam's (oth) regt.: 
muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated Garrison at West Point. 

Rice, Seth, Guilford. Private, Capt. Moses Draper's co., Lieut. Col. William 
Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated Camp 
Prospect Hill, Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 27, 1775. 

Rice, Seth, Northborough. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Wood's co. of Minute- 
men, Gen. Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 28 days; reported returned home; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Timotliy 
Brigham's 2d (Xorthborough) co., 6th Worcester Co. regt. of Mass. militia; 
list of officers chosen in said regiment, as returned by John Goulding and 
others, field oflicers, dated Westborough, April 15, 1776; ordered in Council 
April 17, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. 
Brigham's (1st) co., 6th Worcester Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; 
commissioned Aug. 27, 1777 ; also, 1st Lieutenant, is command of a company 
in Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; engaged Aug. 21, 1777 ; service, 7 days, including 
3 days (65 miles) travel home ; company called out on an alann to assist 
Northern army and was discharged at Hadley ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Col. Job 



182 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS .VND SAILORS 

IvicK, Seth, continued. 

Cusliuig's ((!th Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers endorsed 
" Jany 1, 1778"; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Ephraini Lyon's co. ; engaged 
June li), 1778 ; discharged July To, 1778 ; service, 27 days, including travel (60 
miles) home ; company joined Col. Wade's regt. June 22, 1778, for 21 days 
service at Khode Island ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. David Moore's co., Col. John 
Jacobs's (Light Infantiy) regt. ; appomted Sept. 3, 1779 ; marched Sept. 16 
(also given Sept. 15), 1779; aiTived at x)lace of rendezvous Sept. 18, 1779; dis- 
charged Nov. 18, 1779; service, 2 mos. 19 days, at Rhode Island, including 4 
days (73 miles) travel home ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Aaron Kimball's co. ; 
list of officers appomted to command men enlisted or drafted from [Worcester 
Co.] brigade, as returned to Maj. Gen. Warren [year not given]; company 
drafted from Col. John Goldmg's regt. to join Col. Josiah Whitney's or Col. 
Nathan Sparhawk's regt. 

Rice, Silas, Brookfield. List of men mustered Aug. 18 [year not given], by Thomas 
Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co., for the term of 6 months, endorsed 
" 1777; " Capt. WiLson's co.. Col. Keyes's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. Francis 
AVillson's CO., Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 10, 1777; discharged 
Jan. 3, 1778 ; service, 4 mos. 23 days, at Rhode Island ; roll dated Providence ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from place of discharge 
home, dated Providence, Dec. 29, 1777 ; mileage for 60 miles allowed said Rice ; 
also, list of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing service credited 
to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make an average 
of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Pi'ecinct of Brookfield ; total 
amomit of service rendered made to average 5| months for each single poll in 
said ijrecinct; said Rice credited with 4| mos. service. 

Rice, Silas, Hubbardston. Capt. William Marean's co. of Minute-men, Col. Doo- 
little's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 11 days. 

Rice, Silas, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Samuel Sawyer's (2d) co.. Col. John 
Whitcomb's regt. of Mmute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, 
to Cambridge; returned home May 6, 1775; service, 19 days; also, Capt. 
Fortunatus Eager's co., Lieut. Col. Ephraun Sawyer's regt. ; marched Oct. 2, 
1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 25 days, including 8 days (160 miles) 
travel home ; company marched to reinforce Northern army. 

Rice, Silas. Private, Capt. John Boynton's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt.; 
entered .service July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 40 days, under 
Col. Job Cushing on expedition to Bennington, including travel (113 miles) 
home. 

Rice, Simeon. Private; list of men belonging to Capt. Edmund Brigham's co. of 
Mumte-men in Westborough in 1775. 

Rice, Simeon. Private, Capt. Timothy Paige's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; enlisted 
July 5, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days, at West Point, 
including 9 days (180 miles) travel liome ; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll 
sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Rice, Simeon. List of men belonging to Capt. Brigham's co. [year not given], 
showing service rendered at various places and fines paid in lieu of service, etc. ; 
said Rice not credited with service nor reported as having paid any fine. 

Rice, Simon. Receipt dated Brookfield, Oct. 20, 1779, for bounties paid said Rice 
and others by the Selectmen to serve in the Contmental Amiy for the term of 
3 months, agreeablb to resolve of Oct. 9, 1779 ; also, Drummer, Capt. Joseph 
Richardson's co., Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 19, 1779 ; discharged 
Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days, at Claverack, including7 days (140 miles) 
travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months ; roll sworn to in Worcester Co. ; 



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Rice, Simon, contimied. 

also, Private ; pay roll of a company of volunteers who enlisted from Capt. 
Xathan Hamilton's CO., belonging to the 3d Precinct in Brookfield, upon 
application to Committee of Safety of Brooklield by Samuel Webb, Conductor 
of Ordnance Stores at that place; service from Jan. 1, 1779, to Feb. 6, 1779, 
1 mo. (J days, under Lieut. Joseph Olmstead guarding magazine stores; also, 
receipt for bomity paid said Rice by Benjamin Felton on behalf of the 3d 
Precinct of Brookfield to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; 
also, descriptive list of men rai.sed in "Worcester Co. to serve in the Continental 
Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth Washburn, 
Superintendent ; Capt. Hamilton's co.. Col. Rice's regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 
ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light ; occupation, farmer ; engaged for town of Brook- 
field ; engaged Jan. 30, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Rice, Solomon, Concord. Sergeant, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co., Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged May 4, 1775 ; service, 
89 days ; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order 
for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Oct. 25, 1775 ; 
also, receipt given to Capt. Asahel Whelor, dated Concord, Feb. 2G, 1777, 
signed by Abigail Rice, for wages due her late husband, said Rice, and for part 
of the money his effects were sold for at Ticonderoga. 

Rice, Solomon, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Nicholas 
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., to and from camp, dated 
Boston, Nov. 27, 1776, and endorsed " at Dochester Heights; " 60 miles travel 
allowed said Rice; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 
1777; enlisted Dec. 1, 1770; regiment raised to serve vmtil March 1, 1777; ser- 
vice guarding stores at Boston ; also, Capt. Joseph Cole's co., Col. John Jacobs's 
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 17, 1778; service, 2 mos. 18 days, at Rhode Island; enlist- 
ment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Rice, Solomon. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing service 
credited to them, respectively, as retm-ned by the committee chosen to make 
an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brook- 
field ; total amoimt of service rendered made to average 5^ months for each 
single poll in said precinct ; said Rice credited with 10^ mos. service. 

Rice, Stephen, Hancock. List of men raised for the 6 months service and returned 

by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Toto- 

way, Oct. 25, 1780. 
Rice, Stephen, Rutland. Coi-poral, Capt. Houdin's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's 

(15th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to 

Dec. 31, 1780 ; residence, Rutland ; term, during war. 

Rice, Stephen, Rutland. Quartermaster Sergeant, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co., 
Col. Timothy Bigelow's (15th) regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts for ser- 
vice from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; residence, Rutland ; also, Capt. Smith's 
CO., (late) 15th Mass. regt. ; muster roll made up for the year 1780, dated West 
Point ; reported promoted Nov. 1, 1780 ; also, descriptive list dated West Poiut, 
Jan. 10, 1781; Capt. Smith's co., Col. Putnam's (5th) regt.; rank, Sergeant; 
age, 18 yrs. 6 mos. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, light; hair, light; eyes, 
blue; residence, Rutland; enlisted Dec. 20, 1779, by Col. Bigelow; term, 
during war; company joined from 15th Mass. regt. ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Syl- 
vanus Smith's CO., Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt.; muster rolls for Jan.- 
May, 1781, dated West Point ; reported sick with smallpox m Feb. and :March, 
1781 ; also, muster rolls for Jime and July, 1781, dated Camp near Dobbs's 
Ferrj^: also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill : also, muster 
rolls for Sept., 1781-Feb., 1782, dated Garrison West Poiat ; reported appointed 
Quartermaster Sergeant Feb. 1, 1782. 



184 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rice, Stephkx. Private, Cajit. David Batcheller's co., 3d Worcester co. regt. com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler; entered service Dec. 8, 1776; service, 
1 mo. 15 days, at Providence, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. Roll dated 
Northbridge. 

Rice, Stephen. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. James Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) 
i-egt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Feb. 7, 1776 ; also, Lieu- 
tenant Colonel, Col. James Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. 
militia; said Rice appointed Lieutenant Colonel in room of Joseph Gilbert 
■who was elected Colonel ; commissioned Ajjril 10, 1776; also, list of officers of 
Iklass. militia chosen by the several companies in Col. James Converse's (4th 
AVorcesterCo.) regt., as returned by said Rice, Lieiitenant Colonel, and others, 
dated Brooklield, May 14, 1776; also, Lieiitenant Colonel, Col. Job Cushing's 
regt.. Gen. Warner's brigade ; service on an alarm at Bemiington m July, 1777 ; 
roll dated Shrewsbury; also, same regt. and brigade; engaged July 25, 1777; 
discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 4 mos. 15 days, in Northern dei^artment, 
including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; also, pay abstracts dated Scares- 
deal, Nov. 30, 1777, and sworn to in Worcester Co. [year not given], respec- 
tively, for retained rations due officers of Col. Job Cushing's regt. in Conti- 
nental service in Northcni department ; said Rice credited with rations from 
July 25 [1777], to Dec. 9 [1777], 423 rations; also, payroll for horse rations 
from July 25, 1777, to Dec. 9, 1777 ; credited with 138 days allowance. 

Rice, Stephen. Li.st of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master 
for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Walker's co.. Col. Grout's regt. ; mustered July 12, 
1779; also, descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, as returned 
by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Walker's co., 
Col. Grout's regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged 
for town of Rutland ; marched July 21, 1779 ; reported delivered to Ensign 
J. Hubble; also. Major's co., 15th Mass. regt. ; entered service July 23, 1779; 
term, 9 months. 

Rice, Stephen. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Tyringham for 
service in the Contmental Army during 1780 ; marched to cami) July 3, 1780 ; 
discharged Dec. 6, 1780; service, 5 mos. 8 days, including travel (80 miles) 
home. 

Rice, Sylvantjs, Charlemont. Captain of a company of militia, which marched 
April 22, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 16 days, 
travel included ; reported returned home May 2, 1775 ; also, Captain, 4th co., 
5th Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers [year not given, 
probably 177(5] ; also. Captain, 5th co., 5th Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. 
militia commanded by Lieiit. Col. David Wells ; list of officers ; commissioned 
Nov. 18, 1779; also, Cajjtain, Col. Israel Chapen's (.3d) regt.; engaged Oct. 14, 
1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo. 14 days, at Claverack, includ- 
ing 6 days (120 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Rice, Thomas, Barre. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. William Henry's (10th) co.. Col. Nathan 
Sparhawk's (7th Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen in 
said company June 5, 1777, dated Barre, Jime 24, 1777 ; said Rice chosen in 
room of William Clark who refused his commission ; ordered in Council June 
26, 1777, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned June 26, 
1777; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's 
regt. ; engaged Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 25, 1777 ; service, 10 days, includ- 
ing travel (96 miles) home ; company marched Aug. 21, 1777, to reinforce' anny 
under Gen. Stark at Bennington; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Lord's co.. 
Col. Job Cushing's legt. ; engaged Aug. 31, 1777; ser\'ice, 3 mos., in Northern 
department at the time of taking Gen. BurgojTie ; reported on furlough ; also, 
2d Lieutenant, same co. ; pay abstracts dated Scaresdeal, Nov. 30, 1777, and 



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KicE, Thomas, continued. 

swoni to ill Worcester Co. [year not given], respectively, for retained rations 
due officers of Col. Job Cushing's regt. in Continental service in Nortliem 
department; said Rice credited with rations from Aug. 31 [1777], to Dec. 7 
[1777], 99 rations. 

Rice, Thomas, Boston. List of men mustered by Natlianiel Barber, Muster Master 
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Capt. Xatlianiel Winslovv's co., 
Col. Marshall's regt. ; also, Private, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Thomas Mar- 
shall's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Boston; credited to town of Wejanouth ; tenn, 3 
years; also, 4th Sergeant, Capt. Benjainm Wallcut's (8th) co.. Col. Thomas 
Marshall's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of engagement, Jan. 4, 1777, 
to Feb. 5, 1777 ; credited with 33 days allowance ; subsistence also allowed for 
11 days (220 miles) travel on march from Boston to Bennington ; also. Private, 
same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. and March, 1779, dated West Point; 
enlisted Dec. 30, 1776; reported detached m Jan., 1779. 

Rice, Thomas, Boston. List of officers of Suffolk Co. militia appointed to com- 
mand men raised for various purposes; said Rice, 2d Lieutenant, detached 
from Boston regt. for service at Providence ; commissioned July 15, 1778 ; also, 
2d Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Belcher's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; 
engaged July 15, 1778 ; company stationed at Rhode Island for 6 months from 
July 1, 1778; also, account rendered by said Rice, Lieutenant, again.st the 
state of Massachusetts Bay, dated Boston, Oct. 20, 1778, for 3 mos. service at 
Rhode Island in Capt. Belcher's co.. Col. Wade's regt., from July 14, 1778, to 
Oct. 13, 1778, and for subsistence money from July 14, 1778, to Oct. 13, 1778 ; 
credited with 91 days allowance ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's 
CO. ; list of officers commissioned to command guartls raised for service under 
Maj. Gen. Gates and Maj. Gen. Heath at and about Boston; commissioned 
Jan. 26, 1779; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; engaged 
Feb. 1, 1779; discharged May 12, 1779; service, 3 mos. 12 days, with guards 
under Maj. Gen. Gates at and about Boston ; also, same co. ; engaged May 13, 
1779; discharged Aug. 12, 1779; service, 3 mos.; also, 1st Lieiitenant and 
Adjutant, same co. ; engaged Aug. 13, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 12, 1779 ; service, 
3 mos. ; also. Lieutenant, same co. ; engaged Nov. 13, 1779; discharged Feb. 12, 
1780; service, 3 mos.; also, same co. ; engaged Feb. 13, 1780; service, 2 mos. 
19 days ; also, same co. ; engaged May 1, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. ; also, same co. ; 
engaged Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 20, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 20 days ; above 
service from May 13, 1779, performed with guards at and about Boston mider 
successive engagements of 3 months; also, council order dated Oct. 20, 1780, 
directing Capt. Caleb Champney to take command of the company formerly 
commanded by Maj. Heath serving at and about Boston, and dismissing said 
Rice from any further service. 

Rice, Thomas, Boston. Descriptive list of men in Continental service ; Capt. King's 
CO., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 48 (also given 37) yrs. ; stature, 
5 ft. 4| (also given 5 ft. 4) in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, 
farmer ; birthplace, Great Britain ; residence, Boston ; enlisted April 27, 1781 ; 
enlistment, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Zel)ulon Kuig's co., Lieut. Col. John 
Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point ; also, mus- 
ter rolls for June-Sept., 1781 ; reported on duty at Dobbs's Ferry in June, 1781, 
on command with Col. Putnam in Aug. and Sept., 1781; also, musteu rolls for 
Oct., 1781-Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts; reported on command at Stony Point 
in Jan., 1782; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Hutts and sworn to at 
West Point ; also, return of men belonging to 7th INIass. regt. in service in Jan., 
1783, who had not been mustered but who were entitled to pay by order of the 
Commander-in-Chief of Feb. 22, 1783; 6th co. ; also, return for Feb., 1783, of 



186 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rice, Thomas, continued. 

the sick belonging to 1st Mass. brigade in hospital at New Windsor ; 7th Mass. 
regt. ; reported discharged Feb. 21, 1783; also, 5th co. ; entries dated Oct. 22, 
and Dec. 26, 1783, of orders for wages for May-Dec. [year not given], appear- 
ing in a register of orders accepted on account of wages, etc. 

Rice, Thomas, IVEarlborough. Corporal, Capt. William Brigham-'s (Marlborough) 
CO. of militia. Col. Jonathan Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 17 days; reported returned home; also, 
Capt. William Morse's co. of volunteers; engaged Oct. 2, 1777; discharged 
Nov. 8, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, at the Northward ; company marched from 
Marlborough to assist army mider Gen. Gates. 

Rice, Thomas, Scarborough. Capt. John Rice's co. ; billeting allowed from date 
of enlistment, May 8, 1775, to date of marching from Scarborough to head- 
quarters, July 4, 1775; credited with 57 days allowance; also, Private, Capt. 
Rice's CO., Col. Edmmid Phinney's regt. ; company return dated Sept. 29, 1775 ; 
also, Capt. Bartholomew York's (late Capt. John Rice's) co.. Col. Phuuiey's 
(18th) regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted 
Jan. 1, 1776, by Capt. York ; reported deserted Aug. 19, 1776. 

Rice, Thomas, Scarborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
iVrmy from Capt. Jonathan Andrews's co., Col. Reuben Fogg's (3d Cumber- 
land Co.) regt., sworn to at Scarborough, Nov. 25, 1778; residence, Scar- 
borough ; term, 3 years. 

Rice, Thomas. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated 
Feb. 6, 1776 ; said Rice chosen Muster Master for the three companies to be 
stationed in Lincoln Co. ; appointment concurred in by Council Feb. 7, 1776. 

Rice, Thomas. Matross, Capt. JosejA Balch's (.3d) co.. Col. Crafts's (Artillery) 
regt. ; engaged July 26, 1776; service, 70 days; reported deserted Oct. 1, 1776. 
Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Rice, ThomjVS. Captain, Col. John Waterman's regt.; copy of a pay abstract for 
wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 6, 1777; said Rice cred- 
ited with 34 days allowance. 

Rice, Thomas. List of men raised to serve in the Contmental Army, as returned 
by Capt. Samuel Ward and Capt. Thomas Nash to Col. David Cushhig, dated 
Weymouth ; engaged for town of Weymouth ; joined Capt. Benjamin Custis's 
CO., Col. John Crane's regt. ; term, 3 years; reported a foreigner; also, list of 
men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated 
Boston, June 9, 1777; Col. Crane's regt. 

Rice, Thomas. Quartermaster Sergeant, Capt. John Hinkley's co., Lieut. Col. 
Symmes's detachment of guards; engaged Feb. 13, 1778; discharged May 13, 
1778; service, 3 mos., imder Maj. Gen. Heath at Bostoij. 

Rice, Thomas. Sergeant Major, Capt. John Stutson's co., Maj. Edward Procter's 
detachment of militia; detached Dec. 10, 1777; discharged March 1, 1778; ser- 
vice, 2 raos. 22 days, with guards under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston; also, 
Sergeant Major, Capt. Elias Parkman's detachment of guards; service from 
July 2, 1778, 15 days ; roll dated Boston. 

Rice, Thomas. Private, Capt. Amos Perry's co.. Col. Haws's regt. ; entered service 
Aug. 4, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at Rhode Island. 

Rice, Thomas. Private, Capt. Staples Chamberlin's co.. Col. Dean's regt. ; enlLsted 
March 7, 1781 ; discharged ISIarch 14, 1781 ; service, 11 days, including travel 
(60 miles) home ; company marched to Rhode Island by order of His Excel- 
lency John Hancock to serve on a 40 days expedition. 



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Rice, Thomas. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve 
of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Sui)eriiitendent for said county; 
occupation, farmer ; engaged for town of Mcdford ; engaged Jan. 1, 1781 ; term, 
3 years; also, Sergeant, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from 
Feb. 1, 1781, 11 mos. ; reported reduced Nov. 1, 1781 ; also, Corporal, same 
regt. ; service from Jan. 1, 1782, 12 mos. ; reported promoted to Sergeant March 
31, 1782; also, Capt. Francis's co. ; account of rations, small stores, etc., 
delivered officers and soldiers of 10th Mass. regt. by E. Lunt, State Commis- 
sary [year not given] ; also. Sergeant, Capt. John K. Smith's co., Lieut. Col. 
Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782; wages allowed 
said Rice for Dec, 1782; reported transferred from 10th Mass. regt.; also, 3d 
CO., Oth Mass. regt. ; return [year not given, probably 1783] of men entitled to 
$S0 gratuity, agreeable to act of Congress of ilay 15, 1778, for servuig during 
the war. 

Rice, Tilley. Captain, 4t]i (Brookfield) co.. Col. James Convers's (4th Worcester 
Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several companies in 
said regiment, dated Brookfield, May 14, 1776; ordered in Coimcil May 31, 
1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned May 31, 1776. 

Rice, Timothy, Pelham. Private, Capt. David Cowden's co. of Minute-men, Col. 
Benjamia Ruggles Woodbridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775; service, 17 days; also, Capt. Robert Webster's (8th) co., Col. John 
Fellows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 10, 1775 ; 
service, 2 mos. 27 days ; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 8, 1775 ; 
the words "Quebec 9 Sept" appear after name; also, Capt. Elijah Dwight's 
CO., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; discharged Aug. 19, 1777; 
service, 5 days ; company ordered out on an alarm at Bennington Aug. 17, 1777 ; 
also, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 
22, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; service, 29 (also given 29i) days, with 
Northern aiiny, mcludiag travel (130 miles) home. 

Rice, Timothy, Western (Warren) . Coi-poral, Capt. Josiah Putnam's co. of militia. 
Col. Jedediah Foster's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 8 days. 

Rice, Timothy. Corporal, Capt. Abel Dinsmore's co., Col. David Field's regt.; 
enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; service, 4 days ; company 
marched to the Northward at request of Gen. Gates and was dismissed by 
order of Gen. Lincoln. 

Rice, Titus, Roxbury (also given Hancock) . Accoimt rendered against the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts by Selectmen of Roxbury of bomities paid said 
Rice and others to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; the date Jan. 1, 1782, appears against the 
name of said Rice and is probably the date when bounty was paid ; also, 
descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Luke Day's co., Lieut. Col. John 
Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 37 (also given 38) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 (also given 
5 ft. 7) in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, cordwainer; birth- 
place, Walltngford, Conn. ; residence, Roxbury (also given Hancock) ; enlisted 
for town of Roxbuiy ; enlisted Sept. 1 (also given Sept. 3 and Sept. 21) , 1781 ; 
enlistment, 3 years; also, entry dated Feb. 28 [year not given], of an order for 
clothing and for wages for May-Dec. [year not given], appearing in a register 
of orders accepted on account of wages, etc. 

Rice, Uriah, Framingham. Private, Capt. Simon Edgel's (Framingham) co.. Col. 
Wyllyes's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage to and from camp, dated Jan. 14, 1776 ; 
company stationed at Roxbury; also, petition addressed to Col. Samuel Bul- 
lard, dated Framingham, Jmio 1, 1776, signed by said Rice and others belonging 
to Capt. Jesse Emes's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's (5th Middlesex Co.) regt., 



188 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rice, Uriah, continued. 

askiiig that the company be divided into two companies; also, Capt. Henry 
I'rentiss's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, 
etc., sworn to at Boston, Jmie 17, 1776; also, same co. and regt. ; service from 
Oct. 1, 1776, to date of discharge, Dec. 1, 1776, 2 mos. 1 day; roll sworn to at 
Boston; also, Corporal, Capt. Nathan Drury's (6th) co.. Col. Abner Perrj''s 
regt. ; engaged July 28, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 14 daj-s, 
including 3 days (70 miles) travel home ; company marched to Rhode Island 
on an alarm. 

Rice, "William, Brookfield. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing 
service credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to 
make an average of the seiwice rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of 
Brookfield ; total amount of service rendered made to average 5i months for 
each smgle poll m said precinct; said Rice credited with 3 mos. service; also, 
Private, Capt. Francis Willson's co.. Col. Dauforth Keyes's regt. ; enlisted 
Sept. 4, 1777 ; discharged Jan. 3, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 29 days, at Rhode Island ; 
roll dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from 
place of discharge home, dated Providence, Dec. 29, 1777; mileage for 60 
miles allowed said Rice. 

Rice, William, Greenwich. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshu-e Co. to 
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 months, agreeable to order of 
General Court of Jime 22, 1780, returned as mustered by Josiah Lyman, 2d 
Major, 4th Hampshire Co. regt. ; Capt. Wilson's co. ; age, 35 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 
6 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Greenwich. 

Rice, William, Marlborough. Private, Capt. William Brigham's (Marlborough) 
CO. of militia. Col. Jonathan Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 17 days ; reported returned home. 

Rice, William, Marlborough. Drummer, Capt. Daniel Bams's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; reported enlisted into the army 
Aijril 26, 1775; also, order on Maj. Barber, payable to Lieut. William Morse, 
dated Cambridge, June 18, 1775, signed by Capt. Daniel Barns, for cartridge 
boxes to be delivered said Morse and others belonging to his company ; also. 
Drummer, Capt. Daniel Bams's co.. Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 13 weeks 6 days; also, 
company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. Amasa Cranston's co. ; com- 
pany return endorsed " 1776 ; " said Rice reported as at White Plams ; also re- 
ported as having lost articles in battle ; company probably belonged to Col. 
Eleazer Brooks's regt. ; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Capt. Morse's co., Col. Ezekiel How's (4th Middlesex Co.) regt.; 
residence, Marlborough ; engaged for town of Marlborough ; jomed Capt. 
Barnes's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt.; term, 3 years; also, Dram Major, Capt. 
Daniel Barnes's co., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from March 17, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and 
regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van Schaick's Island and sworn 
to at Camp near Stillwater; engaged March 17, 1777; reported on command at 
Worcester; also, same co. and regt.; return dated Feb. 2, 1778; mustered by 
Middlesex Co. Muster Master and by a Continental Muster Master; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; pay abstracts for Nov. and Dec, 1778, dated Providence; also, 
(late) Capt. Bams's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 
1779, dated Providence; also. Sergeant, Capt. Dow's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 17, 
1780. 

Rice, William, Sudbury. Return for wages and rations of the assistant commis- 
saries of issues, etc., employed in the several magazines and issuing stores in 



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Rice, Willlvm, continued. 

Massachusetts, endorsed "Aug'st 21st 1779;" said Rice reported Clerk to 
Assistant Conunissary of Issues at magazine at Sudbury. 

Rice, "William. Copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire Millard, dated 
Warwick, for wages and billeting for service for 1 day on an alarm Nov. 21, 
1776. 

Rice, William. Copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire Millard, dated 
Warwick, for wages and billeting for service for 1 day on an alarm Nov. 21, 
1776 [name appears twice on receipt] ; also, Private, Capt. Squire Millard's 
CO., Col. John Watei-man's regt. ; pay abstract for wages and billetmg allowed 
from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777; said Rice credited with 14 days allowance; 
also, copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. Squire ^lillerd, dated Warwick, 
for wages and billeting for service from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777 ; also, list 
of men drafted from Capt. Squii-e Millard's (2d Warwick) co. Sept. 28 [year 
not given]. 

Rice, William. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of 3 months, agreeable to order of General 
Court of Jime 22, 1780, returned as mu.stered by John Chester Williams, 
1st Major, 4th Hampshire Co. regt. ; Capt. Dickinson's co.. Col. Porter's (4th 
Hampshire Co.) regt.; age, 16 jts. ; statm-e, 4 ft. 10 in.; complexion, light; 
engaged for town of Amherst. 

Rice, Willlvm. Private, Capt. John Blunt's co.. Col. Prime's regt.; service be- 
tween March 6, 1780, and Sept. 6, 1780, 3 mos. 2 days, under Brig. Gen. Wads- 
worth ; company raised for defence of eastern Massachusetts. 

Rice, William. Private, Capt. Job Alvord's co.. Col. S. Murray's regt. ; enlisted 
July 14, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 5 days, including 7 days 
(140 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Hampshire Co. to reinforce Con- 
tinental Army for 3 months. 

Rice, Willlvm. Private, Lieut. John Jones's "Scout of Volentears;" enlisted 
Sept. 25, 1780; discharged Oct. 24, 1780; service, 1 mo., under Brig. Gen. 
Wadsworth at the Eastward. Roll sworn to at Waldoborough. 

Rice, William. Private, Capt. Thomas Biintnal's co.. Col. Cyprian Howe's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 3 days; regi- 
ment raised in Middlesex Co. to reinforce Continental Army at Rhode Island 
for 3 months. 

Rice, William. Private, Capt. John Hinkley's co., Lieut. Col. Symmes's detach- 
ment of guards; enlisted Feb. 13, 1778; discharged May 13, 1778; service, 
3 mos., under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston ; also, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; 
enlisted Feb. 6, 1779; discharged May 5, 1779; service, 3 mos., with guards 
under Maj. Gen. Gates at and about Boston; also, Sergeant, Capt. Caleb 
Champney's co., Maj. Heath's detachment of guards; engaged May 5, 1780; 
service, 2 mos. 27 days; company detached from militia for service at and 
about Boston; also, Capt. Champney's co. of guards; engaged Aug. 1, 1780; 
discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. ; company detached from militia for 
service at and about Boston ; also, same co. ; engaged Nov. 1, 1780; discharged 
Jan. 5, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 5 days ; company detached from militia in accord- 
ance with request of Gen. Heath for service at and about Boston guarding Con- 
tinental stores; roll endorsed " Maj'r Heath Detach't." 

Rice, William. Private, Col. Benjamm Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from Jan. 
1, 1782, 5 mos. 6 days ; reported discharged Jime 6, 1782. 

Rich, . [This name also appears under the form of Ritch.] 



190 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rich, Adox— . Capt. Abijali Child's co., Col. Jolm Greaton's (2d) regt. ; return 

[year not given]; enlisted for town of Lincobi; mustered l)y County Muster 

Master Barber; reported deserted. 
Rich, Amos. Enlistment agreement dated 1776, signed by said Rich and others, 

engaging themselves to serve in the Continental Army until April 1 [177G] ; 

repoi-ted enlisted at Gorham. 

Rich, Amos. Private, Capt. Amos Rathbun's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's detach- 
ment of Berkshire Co. militia; entered service Jan. (i, 1777; enlistment to ex- 
jiire March 15, 1777 ; reported on command as a carpenter. 

Rich, Apollos. Private, Capt. Josei^h Smith's co. ; enlisted Feb. 15, 177(5; service 
to Feb. 29, 1776, in defence of seacoast ; roll dated Truro and sworn to at East- 
ham ; also, same co. ; service from May 31, 1776, to Nov. 22, 1776, 5 mos. 22 
days; company stationed at Truro for defence of seacoast; roll sworn to in 
Barnstable Co. 

Rich, Aquila, AVellfleet. Matross, Capt. John Gill's (6th) co., Col. Thomas Crafts's 
(Artillery) regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc., sworn to at Boston, 
June 8, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted May 9, 1776 ; service to Nov. 1, 
1776, 5 mos. 2i days; also, same co. and regt.; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to 
May 8, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days. 

Rich, Barnabas, Gorham. Private, Capt. Wentworth Stewart's co.. Col. Edmund 
Phiimy's (21st) regt. ; billeting allowed from date of enlistment, May 24, 1775, 
to date of marching to headquarters, .July 12, 1775; credited with 7 weeks 
allowance ; also, company return dated Sept. 29, 1775, including abstract of 
pay from last of July, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Fort No. 2, Cambridge, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Rich, Barnabas. List of prisoners on board the cartel " Hostage " to be exchanged 
for British prisoners, as returned by Thomas Stone, Commissary [year not 
given]; said Rich taken in the slooj) "Retrieve" (privateer), of Casco Bay, 
by the British ship " Milford." 

Rich, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co., Col. Jonathan Hol- 
man's regt. ; service, 21 days ; company marched from Sutton to Providence, 
R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776. 

Rich, Bknjamin. Private, Capt. Abijah Lamb's co., Col. Jacob Davis's (Worcester 
Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 29, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 15 days, 
including 4 days (80 miles) travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., 
on an alarm. 

Rich, Calf;b. Private, Capt. Eldad Wright's co. of Minute-men, Col. Samuel 
Williams's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alann of 
April 19, 1775, from Northtield and Warwick to Cambridge ; service, 3 weeks 
2 days. 

Rich, Calvin. Private, Capt. Job Alvord's co.. Col. S. Murray's regt. ; enlisted 
July 14, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 5 days, including 7 
days (140 miles) travel home; regiment raised m Hampshire Co. to reinforce 
Continental Anny for 3 months. 

Rich, Cyrus, Western (Warren). Lieutenant, Capt. Reuben Read's co. of Minute- 
men and others. Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, 
in response to tlie alann of April 19, 1775, to Roxbuiy ; service, 25 days; also, 
Cai)tain, 11th (Western) co.. Col. James Convers's (4th Worcester Co.) regt. 
of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regi- 
ment, dated Brookfield, May 31, 1776; ordered in Council May 31, 1776, that 
said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned May 31, 1776 ; also. 
Captain, Col. Converse's (4th Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of 
officers ; commissioned April 9, 1778. 



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Rich, Cyrus. Lieutenant; company receipt for ammunition, given to Capt. Barna- 
bas Sears, dated Dorchester Camp, Feb. 15, 1776; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. 
Baniabas Sears's co., Col. Whitney's regt. ; list of officers, dated 1776; also, 
1st Lieutenant, Capt. John Banister's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; engaged 
Sept. 7, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 2 days, in Northern 
department, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; also, i)ay abstracts 
dated Scaresdeal, Nov. 30, 1777, and swom to in Worcester Co. [year not 
given], respectively, for retauied rations due officers of Col. Job Cushing's 
regt. in Continental service in Northern department; said Rich credited with 
rations from Sept. 7 [1777], to Dec. 8 [1777], 93 rations. 

Rich, David, Truro. Gvmner, Capt. John Gill's (6th) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's 
(Artillery) regt. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to May 8, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days. 

Rich, David. Private, Capt. Benjamin Godfrey's co.. Col. John Cushing's regt.; 
service from Sept. 25, 1776, 59 days, at Rhode Island. Roll dated Newport 
and swom to in Barnstable Co. 

Rich, David. Private, Capt. Benjamin Phillips's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy Robin- 
son's detachment of Hampsliire Co. militia; muster roll dated Garrison at 
Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777 ; enlistment to expire March 23, 1777 ; reported on 
command at the block house at the mills; also, same co. and detachment; 
entered service Jan. 11, 1777 ; discharged April 1, 1777 ; service, 81 days ; com- 
pany marched to Ticonderoga. 

RtCH, David. Private, Capt. Isaiah Higgins's co., Maj. Zenas "Winslow's regt.; 
service from Sept. 9 to Sei)t. 13, 1778," 4 days, on an alarm at Falmouth. Roll 
endorsed " on alarm att Bedford." 

Rich, David. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Alton's (also given Capt. Benjamin 
Allen's 2d) co., Col. Davis's (5th Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of 
officers; commissioned Feb. 19, 1780; also. Lieutenant, Cajjt. Abijah Lamb's 
CO., Col. Jacob Davis's (Worcester Co.) regt.; engaged July 29, 1780; dis- 
charged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 15 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel 
home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., July 29, 1780, on an alarm. 

Rich, Ebenezer, Sutton. List of men drafted from Worcester Co. militia to march 
to Horse Neck under command of Col. Converse [year not given], but who 
failed to join regiment ; reported drafted from town of Sutton ; drafted into 
Capt. Reuben Sibley's co. 

Rich, Ebenezer. Captain ; list of officers of Barnstable Co. militia ; commissioned 
Sept. 16, 1777. 

Rich, Elijah. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co., Col. Danforth Keyes's regt.; 
enlistment, 6 months from July 1, 1777; roll dated Providence; also, same co. 
and regt. ; pay abstract for bounty allowed for service from 3 mos. after date of 
enlistment, July 10, 1777, to Jan. 4, 1778, 2 mos. 25 days, at Rhode Island ; 
also, Capt. Newell's co. ; enlisted Nov. 3, 1778 ; discharged Nov. 18, 1778 ; ser- 
vice, 15 days ; company detached from Gen. Warner's brigade to join Col. Ger- 
rish's regt. of guards and escort troops of Saratoga convention from Rutland to 
Enfield, Conn. 

Rich, Elijah. Capt. Samuel Clark's co., Col. Benjamin Symonds's (Berkshire Co.) 
regt.; entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 21, 1777; .ser%ace, 8 daj^s ; 
company took part in battle of Wallumsick near Bennington Aug. 16, 1777, 
and later convoyed i^rovisions to Pittsfield ; roll certified at William.stown ; 
also. Private, same co. and regt. ; service, 6 days, including 3 days (60 miles) 
travel home ; company marched to Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows 
on an alarm and served from Oct. 12 to Oct. 19, 1780; also, Capt. Tompson J. 
Skinner's co., Col. Asa Banes's (Barnes's) Berkshire Co. regt.; entered ser- 



192 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rich, 1S,i,ij ah,- continued. 

vice Nov. 1, 1781; discharged Nov. 10, 1781; service, 10 days; company 
marched to Western frontiers by order of Gen. Stark on an alarm. 

Rich, Elisha. Private, Capt. Timothy Paige's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; enlisted 
July 5, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days, at "West Point, 
including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll 
sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Rich, George. Private, Capt. Ralph Earll's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's regt.; 
enlisted Sept. 1, 1777; discharged Jan. 4, 1778; service, 4 mos. 4 days. Roll 
dated Providence and sworn to in Worcestei' Co. 

Rich, George. Private, Capt. Timothy Ruggles's co. of guards; entered service 
Jan. 5, 1781; discharged Dec. 26, 1781; service, 11 mos. 20 days, at Rutland. 

Rich, Howes (also given Hovs^se) , Eastham. Private, Capt. Isaiah Higgins's co., 
Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; return for mileage, advance i^ay for 1 month 
from Jime 6, 1776, etc., dated June 17, 1776; mileage from camp (95 miles) 
allowed said Rich ; regiment stationed at Boston [name crossed out on return] ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; return for advance pay for 1 month, etc., of certain 
men who had joined said company subsequent to June 28, 1776, swom to in 
Suffolk Co. ; Eastham reported as last place of rendezvous ; also, order dated 
Hull, Jime 29, 1776, signed by said Rich and others, for advance pay, etc., pay- 
able to Capt. Isaiah Higgins; also, Capt. Higgins's co.. Col. Marshall's regt. ; 
entered service June 6, 1776; service to Oct. 31, 1776, 4 mos. 26 days; also, 
same co. and regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to time of discharge, 1 mo. 

Rich, Howes, Eastham. 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 Spring- 
field, July 18, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; 
engaged for town of Eastham ; marched to camj) July 18, 1780, under command 
of Joseph Brown ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and re- 
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having pas.sed muster m a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men belongmg to 
the town of Eastham raised for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; 
service, 5 mos. 1 day. 

Rich, Isaac, Wellfleet. Private, Capt. Winslow Lewis's co. ; pay abstract for 
mileage to and from camp at Cambridge, dated Jan. 13, 1776 ; mileage for 220 
miles allowed said Rich. 

Rich [Israel]. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt.; entered service June 30, 1777; discharged Julj' 21, 1777: service, 
22 days; company called out by Brig. Gen. Fellows at request of Maj. Gen. 
Schuyler and ordered to march to Foil; Ann. Roll certified at Willianistown. 

Rich, James. Prize Master, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John 
Cathcart ; engaged May 10, 1779 ; discharged June 23, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 13 
days; roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; a/so, same vessel and commander; engaged 
June 24, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 6, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 14 days ; roll swom to 
at Boston. 

Rich, James. Seaman, ship " Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster Wil- 
liams ; engaged Dec. 15, 1780 ; returned May 9, 1781 ; service, 4 mos. 24 days. 

Rich, James. Private; copy of a list of men belonging to LjTm, now called Ljtui, 
Lynnfield, and Saugus, who served at Concord battle and elsewhere [year not 
given]. 

Rich, Joel, Gorham. Private, Capt. Wentworth Stewart's co.. Col. Edmund 
Phinny's (31st) regt. ; billeting allowed from date of enlistment, May 24, 1775, 



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Rich, Joel, continued. 

to date of marclimg to headquarters, July 12, 1775; credited with 7 weeks 
allowance ; also, company return dated Sept. 29, 1775, including abstract of 
pay from last of July, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Fort No. 2, Cambridge, Oct. 26, 1775. 

Rich, John. Private, Capt. Abijah Lamb's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's (Worcester Co.) 
regt.; engaged July 29, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 15 days, 
including 4 days (80 miles) travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., 
on an alarm. 

Rich, John Knowles. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's co. ; service from Aug. 31, 
177<), to Nov. 22, 1776, 2 mos. 22 days ; company stationed at Truro for defence 
of seaCoast. 

Rich, Jonas, New Salem. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as 
returned by Capt. Israel Richardson and Capt. Jeremiah Ballard ; residence, 
New Salem ; engaged for town of New Salem ; joined Capt. William Parterick's 
CO., Col. Ichabod Aldan's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, Private, Major's co.. Col. 
Brooks's regt. ; Continental Ai-my pay accounts for service from April 17, 1777, 
to April 17, 1780; also, Capt. Patrick's co., Col. Alden's regt.; return dated 
Albany, Jan. 12, 1778; mustered by Col. Woodbridge, Coimty Muster Master, 
and by a Continental Muster Master ; reported on furlough; also, (late) Capt. 
William Patrick's co., (late) Col. Ichabod Alden's (6th) regt.; retxim of men 
, who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent 
subsequently except on furlough, etc., certified at Cherry Valley, Feb. 24, 1779 ; 
also, Maj. Daniel Whitmg's co., 6th Mass. regt. formerly commanded by Col. 
Ichabod Alden ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Cherry Valley ; 
enlisted April 17, 1777 ; reported on command at Albany. 

Rich, Jonas, New Salem. Private, Capt. Jonathan Sibley's co.. Col. Luke Drary's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 18, 1781 ; marched Aug. 23, 1781 ; arrived at camp 
Aug. 31, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 22 days, inchulmg 10 
days (200 miles) travel home ; residence, New Salem ; engaged for town of 
Petersham ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Rich, Jonas, Oakham. Private, Capt. Ralph Earll's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's 
regt.; enlisted Sept. 1, 1777; discharged Jan. 4, 1778; service, 4 mos. 4 days; 
roll dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for mileage home 
from Camp Providence Dec. 31, 1777 ; mileage for 70 miles allowed said Rich ; 
also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Contmental Army for the 
term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of 
Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. Jolin Glover, at Springfield, July 12, 
1780; age, 50 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, light; engaged for to^\-n 
of Oakham ; marched to camp July 12, 1780, vmder command of Ensign Gil- 
bert; also, payroll for 6 months men raised by the town of Oakham for service 
in the Contmental Army during 1780 ; reported mustered out July 6, 1780, at 
West Point ; also, return dated Oakham, June 5, 1781, made by the Selectmen, 
of men procured by the town of Oakham to serve in the Continental Army for 
the term of 3 years who had been accepted by };he Muster Ma.ster and Super- 
intendent, received bounty, and marched; also, descriptive list of men raised 
in Worcester Co. to serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of 
Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent; Capt. Craw- 
ford's CO., Col. Rice's regt. ; age, 56 yi-s. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 m. ; complexion, 
light; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Oakham; engaged Jan. 1, 
1781 ; term, 3 years ; also, return of recruits sent by the state of Massachusetts 
as portion of her quota of the Continental Army subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781, who 
were reported as mifit for duty ; Artillery regt. ; age, 57 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 
in. ; engaged for town of Oakham ; term, 3 years ; reported as rheumatic. 



19J: MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

IliCH, Jonas. Council warrant dated Aug. 7, 1780, for £60, drawn in favor of said 
llich, a soldier, who had enlisted for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve 
of Junes [!)], 17S0 [70]. 

Rich, Jonas, Jr. Receipt dated New Salem, April 3, 1782, for bounty paid said 
llidi by a cla.ss of the town of New Salem, of which Benjamin Hascall was 
Chairman, to serve in the Contuiental Aniiy for the tenn of 3 years. 

Rich, Jonathan, Spencer. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Mason's co. of Mhuite-men, 
Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched on the alann of Aijril 19, 1775; 
service, 12 days; also, Capt. John Howard's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.; 
pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Saratoga home ; 179 miles travel 
allowed said Rich ; warrant allowed in Council ^March 12, 1777 ; also, Capt. 
Josiali White's CO., Lieut. Col. Benjamin Flagg's division. Col. Samuel Denny's 
(Worcester Co.) regt. ; marched Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 23, 1777; ser- 
vice, 5 days, including 2 days (40 miles) travel home ; company marched to 
Hadley on an alann at the Northward; also, Capt. David Prouty's co., Maj. 
Asa Baldwm's division, Col. Samuel Denny's (Worcester Co.) regt. ; marched 
Sept. 27, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 1 mo., includhig 8 days (157 
miles) travel home ; company marched to reuiforce Northern army. 

Rich, Jonath.\.n. Private, Capt. John Oliver's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; 
service, 85 days, travel included ; company .served in the Jerseys ; warrant for 
pay allowed in Comicil Aug. 12, 1777. 

Rich, Jonathan. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Livermore's (4th) co., 1st Worcester 
Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned April 28, 1778 ; also, 
Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Healy's co.. Col. John Jacobs's (Light Infantry) 
regt.; engaged Sept. 11, 1779; discharged Nov. 22 (also given Nov. 20), 1779; 
service, 2 mos. 18 (also given 2 mos. 16) days, at Rhode Island, inchiding travel 
(140 miles) to camp and home ; mileage allowed to Providence (55 miles) and 
from place of discharge home (85 miles) ; company raised for 2 months. 

Rich, Josp;ph. Private, Capt. Moses Harvey's co.. Col. David Wells's regt.; en- 
listed May 10, 1777; discharged July 10, 1777; service, 2 mos. 10 days, in 
Nortliem department, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home. Roll dated 
Montague. 

Rich, Joshua, Truro. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's co. ; entered service July 19, 
1775 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1775 ; service, 5 uios. 25 days, in defence of seacoast ; 
also, Corporal, Capt. Isaiah Higgins'sco., Col. Thomas IMarshall's regt. ; return 
for mileage, advance pay for 1 mo. from June 6, 1776, etc., dated June 17, 1776 ; 
mileage from cami) (120 miles) allowed said Rich ; regiment stationed at 
Boston. 

Rich, Joshua. Private, Capt. Matthias Tobey's co.. Col. Jacob Gerri.sh's regt. of 
guards; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discliarged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 4 mos. 20 
days, including travel (120 miles) home; regiment stationed at Winter Hill. 

Rich, Matthias. Petition dated Boston, Sept. 21, 1779, signed bj David Devens, 
in behalf of Thomas Harris and others, a.sking that said Rich be commissioned 
ascommanderof thebri^antine "General Starks " (privateer), boimd on voyage 
to the French We.st Indies; ordered in Coimcil Sept. 21, 1779, that a com- 
mi.ssion he issued. 

Rich, Moses, Williamstown. Private, Capt. Samuel Sloane's co. of Minute-men, 
which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; enlisted April 22, 
1775; sei-vice, 14 days; company discharged May 5, 1775; also, Capt. Samuel 
Sloane's co.. Col. John Patterson's (26th) regt. ; order for advance pay, signed 
by said Rich and others, dated Camp at Cambridge, Jmie 6, 1775; also. Pri- 
vate, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 5, 1775 ; 



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Rich, Moses, continued. 

service, 3 mos. 4 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order 
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Fort No. 3, Charlestown, Oct. 
27, 1775. 

Rich, Moses. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Williamstown for 
service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 15, 1780; dis- 
chai'ged Dec. 3, 1780; service, 4 mos. 26 days, including travel (132 miles) 
home [see Moses Rice] ; also. Private, Capt. Samuel Sloane's co., Col. Asa 
Bams's regt. ; service between Oct. 11, and Oct. 22, 1781, 8 days ; company 
marched from Berkshire Co. by order of Gen. Stark on an alarm at Saratoga. 

Rich, Nicholas. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. 
Jonathan Glover's (5th Es.sex Co.) regt., as returned agreeable to order of 
Council of Nov. 7, 1777; joined Cajjt. Orringh Stoddard's co., Col. Vose's 
regt. ; engaged for toAvn of Marblehead; term, 3 years; also, list of men mus- 
tered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, 
March 15, 1778; Capt. Stoddard's co., Col. Patterson's regt. 

Rich, Obadlih, Wellfleet. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's co. ; entered service July 
17, 1775 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1775 ; service, 5 mos. 27 days, in defence of seacoast ; 
also, Capt. Winslow Lewis's co. ; pay abstract for mileage to and fi'om camp at 
Cambridge, dated Jan. 13, 1776; mileage for 216 miles allowed said Rich. 

Rich, Obadiah. Petition dated Boston, Sept. 14, 1781, signed by James and Thomas 
Lamb, of Boston, in behalf of John Pringle and Standish Ford, of Philadelphia, 
asking that said Rich be commissioned as commander of the brigantine 
" Intrejiid " (privateer) ; advised in Council Sept. 14, 1781, that a commission 
be issued. 

Rich, Paul, Charlton. Private, Capt. Jacob Davis's co.. Col. Ebenezer Lamed's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 18 
days; also, Corporal, Capt. John Nickols's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ; 
service, 30 days ; company marched Sept. 27, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. 
Gates in Northern department. 

Rich, Reuben. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's co. ; entered service July 17, 1775 ; 
discharged Dec. 31, 1775 ; service, 5 mos. 27 days, in defence of seacoast. 

Rich, Richard. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Godfrey's co.. Col. John Cushing's 
regt. ; service from Sept. 25, 1776, 59 days, at Rhode Island ; roll dated New- 
port and sworn to in Barnstable Co. ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Ebenezer 
Rich's CO.; list of officers of Barnstable Co. militia; commissioned Sept. 16 
1777. 

Rich, Samuel. Private, Capt. Bartholomew "Woodbury's co.. Col. Jonathan Hol- 
man's regt. ; service, 43 days; company marched from Sutton to Providence, 
R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 10, 1776. 

Rich, Samuel. Private, Capt. Stephen Smith's co. ; enlisted Sept. 13, 1775 ; dis- 
charged Nov. 1, 1775; service, 1 mo. 3 weeks; company stationed at Machias 
for defence of seacoast; also, Capt. Joseph Sevey's co.. Col. Benjamin Foster's 
(Lincoln Co.) regt.; entered service June 23 [1777]; discharged July 16 
[1777] ; service, 23 days ; company ordered on duty for defence of Machias and 
rivers adjacent when ship "Ambuscade" lay in the harbor; a/so, same co. 
and regt. ; entered service July 16, 1777 ; discharged Sept. 11, 1777 ; service, 2 
mos. 11 daj's, on an alarm ; company served at Machias when British shijis lay 
in that harbor until relieved by Col. John Allen's forces; also, same co. and 
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company ser^'ed at Machias from Dec. 5 to Dec. 25, 
1778. 



196 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Rich, Samuel, Jr. Private, Capt. Jonathan 'Woodbury's cc. Col. Jacob Davis's 
regt. ; marched July 150, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 12 days, on 
an alarm at Rhode Island, mcluding i days (72 miles) travel home. Roll 
dated Sutton. 

Rich, Solomon. Private, Capt. Joseph Cutler's co. of volunteers; service, 32 days, 
in Northern department; company marched fromWestena (Warren) and Oak- 
ham Sept. 24, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Gates. 

Rich, Stephen, Sutton. 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 Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6tli Mass. 
regt., at Springfield, July 1, 1780 ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, 
ruddy ; engaged for town of Sutton ; marched to camp July 1, 1780, xuider com- 
mand of Ensign Joseph Miller ; also, li.st of men raised for the 6 months ser- 
vice and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return 
dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25,, 1780; also, Private, (late) Capt. Samuel 
Flower's co.. Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt.; muster roll for July, 1780; en- 
listed July 1, 1780 ; enlistment, 6 months ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
for Aug. and Sept., 1780, dated Camp Orringtown ; also, Capt. Joseph Crocker's 
CO., Col. Greaton's (3d) regt. ; muster roll for Oct., 1780, dated Camp Totoway ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Nov. and Dec, 1780, dated Camp 
West Point ; reported discharged Dec. 4, 1780. 

Rich, Stephen. Private, Capt. Jolin Howard's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ; 
service, 80 days, with Northern army at the time of the reduction of Gen. 
Burgoyne ; mileage for 295 miles allowed said Rich ; warrant for pay allowed 
in Council May 4, 1778. 

Rich, Stephen. Private, Capt. John Putnam's co. ; return dated June 22, 1778; 
company detached from Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. to serve for 21 days at 
Providence, R. I. ; also, Capt. John Putnam's co., Col. Wade's regt. ; enlisted 
June 20, 1778 ; service, 26 days ; company marched from Worcester Co. Jime 
20, 1778, to join army luider Gen. Sullivan at Providence for 21 days. 

Rich, Stephen. Private, Capt. Samuel Hamant's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's (2d) 
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 22, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 23, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 11 days, 
at Claverack, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; regiment raised to 
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Rich, Sylvanus, Wellfleet. Private, Capt. Joseph Smith's co. ; entered service 
July 19, 1775 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1775 ; service, 5 mos. 25 days, in defence of 
seacoast; also, Matross, Capt. John Gill's ((Jth) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's 
(Artillery) regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage, etc., sworn to at Boston, 
June 8, 177() ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted May 9, 1776 ; service to Nov. 
1, 1776, 5 mos. 24 days. 

Rich, Thomas, Warwick. Lieutenant, Capt. Eldad Wright's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Samuel Williams's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to 
the alann of April 19, 1775, from Northfield and Warwick to Cambridge ; ser- 
vice, 2 weeks; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Reuben Petty 's 6th (Warwick) co., 
6th Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen in said company, 
as returned by Phineas AVright and others, held officers of said regiment, dated 
April 23, 1776 ; ordered in Council May 7, 1776, that said officers be commis- 
sioned ; reported commissioned May 7, 1776; also, 1st Lieutenant, 6th co., 
Hampshire Co. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams; regimental 
return dated Warwick, Dec. 30, 1778; commissioned May 10, i776. 

Rich, Thomas. Ensign; list of men credited with turns of service [year not given] ; 
no service credited to said Rich. 



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KiCH, William. Private, Capt. Samuel Healy's co., Col. John Jacobs's (Light 
Iiifantry) regt. ; enlisted" Sept. 22, 1779; discharged Nov. 22 (also given Nov. 
21), 1779; service, 2 mos. 7 (also given 2 mos. 6) days, at Rhode Lsland, 
including travel (110 miles) to camp and home ; mileage allowed to Providence 
(55 miles) and from place of discharge home (85 miles) ; comiiany raised for 
2 months. 

Rich, William. Private, in a detachment from Capt. Daniel Grout's co. commanded 
by Lieut. Thomas Parker, Col. John Rand's regt. ; enlisted Julj' 24, 1780; dis- 
charged Oct. 9, 1780; service, 2 mos. 24 days, including 8 days (160 miles) 
travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months, marched to Claverack, and was 
discharged at West Point. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co. 

Rich, Zaccheus, Athol. Private, Capt. John Oliver's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's 
regt. ; service, 104 days, travel included ; company served in the Jerseys ; war- 
rant for pay allowed in Council Aug. 12, 1777 ; also, list of men raised to serve 
in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. John Oliver, sworn to in 
Worcester Co., Feb. 17, 1778; residence, Athol; engaged for town of Athol; 
joined Capt. Blanshard's co.. Col. Wesson's regt. ; term to expire Jan. 10, 1780; 
also, list of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester 
Co.; Capt. Blanchard's co., Col. Wesson's regt.; mustered Jtme 13, 1777; 
term, 3 years; also, Sergeant, Capt. John Blanchard's co., Col. James Wes- 
son's (9th) regt. ; Contmental Army pay accoimts for service from INIay 14, 
1777, to May 14, 1780 ; reported discharged. 

Rich — , John. Receipt dated Springfield, May 26, 1782, for bovmties paid said Rich — 
and others by Gasijer Stone, Capt. Edy, and Chairmen of various classes of 
the town of Shrewsbury, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 
years. 

RicHAiDS, Solomon. Capt. Phineas Cook's co., Lieut. Col. Bond's (late Col. 
Thomas Gardner's) regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 26, 1775. 

Richard, , Plymouth. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 

from Capt. Robert Phiimey's co., 1st PljTiiouth Co. regt., dated Feb. 21, 1778; 
residence, Pljnnouth ; engaged for town of Plymouth ; joined Cai)t. Dunham's 
CO., Col. Rally's regt. ; temi, 3 years; reported a mulatto. 

Richard, . List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suf- 
folk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777 ; Capt. Tuckerman's co.. Col. John Patter- 
son's regt. 

Richard, Abel. Captain, Col. Jonathan Cogswell's regt. ; pay roll made up for 
service of said Richard's co. from Sept. 24, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1778, with guards 
at and about Boston. 

Richard, Barzillai. Private, Capt. Daniel Strout's co.. Col. Enoch Freeman's 
regt. ; service, 3 days; company called out by Col. Freeman in Nov., 1775, to 
assist in building a fort at Falmouth Neck under command of Col. Jonathan 
Mitchel. Roll sworn to at Caj)e Elizabeth. 

Richard, Benjamin. Seaman, brigantine "Independence," commanded by Capt. 
Simeon Samson; engaged June 1, 1776; service to Sept. 22, 1776, 3 mos. 22 
days : roll dated Plymouth ; also, same vessel and commander ; engaged Sept. 
23, 1776; service to Jan. 1, 1777, 3 mos. 8 days; also, same vessel and com- 
mander ; engaged Jan. 1, 1777 ; service to July 5, 1777, 6 mos. 5 days. 

Richard, Bradley, Haverhill (also given Atkinson). Private, Capt. Thomas 
Cogswell's CO., Col. Gerrish's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 
April 24, 1775; service, 99 days; also, Capt. Cogswell's co., Lieut. Col. 
Loammi Baldin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) regt.; company return dated 
Camp at Sewall's Point, Sept. 27, 1775. 



198 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Richard, David, Dedham. Private, Capt. Aaron Guild's co., Col. Lemuel Rob- 
sou's (Robinson's) regt. ; enlisted Jan. 29, 177fi; service to time of marching 
in [i. e., home], 14 days; regiment raised in Suffolk and York counties. Roll 
dated Roxbury and endorsed " service at Dorchester Heigh ths and vicinity." 

Richard, Dick. List of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster 
Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Lovell's co.. Col. Denny's regt. ; engaged for 
town of Woi'cester ; mustered July 2, 1779. 

Richard, Edward, Limenburg. Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co., Col. Nicholas Dike's 
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from liome to Dorchester Heights ; warrant 
allowed in Comicil Sept. 13, 1776; also, Private, same co. and regt.; pay 
abstract for travel allowance home, etc., dated Dorchester Heights, Nov. 30, 
1776 ; said Richard credited with allowance for 2 days (48 miles) travel. 

Richard, Elijah, PljTnpton. List of men raised to serA'e in the Contmental Army 
from 2d Plympton co., 1st PljTnouth Co. regt., as returned by Lieut. Francis 
Shiu'tleff, sworn to Feb. 23, 1778; residence, Plympton; engaged for town of 
Plympton ; joined Capt. Seth Drew's co. ; tei-m, 8 months, to exjiire Jan. 10, 
1778. [See Elijah Rickard.] 

Richard, Ephraeni. Private, Capt. Joseph Bradlpj' Varimm's co.. Col. Simeon 
Spaulduig's regt. ; abstract for equipments for train band and alann list en- 
dorsed " 1777; " reported as belonging to the alarm list. 

Richard, Ishmael. Receipt dated Richmont (Richmond), March 3, 1781, for 
bomity paid said Richard by David Rosseter and others, a committee to j^ro- 
curo soldiers, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agree- 
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780. 

Richard, Israel, Middleborough. Sergeant, Major's co., Col. Thomas Mai-shall's 
(10th) regt. ; Continental Anny j)ay accomits for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Middleborough; reported as serving 27 nios. as Cor- 
poral, 9 mos. as Sergeant ; promoted to Sergeant April 1, 1779 ; also, 3d Corporal, 
Capt. Amasa Soper's co., Col. Marshall's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date 
of enli-stment, Jan. 14, 1777, to Feb. 10,*1777; credited with 28 days allowance; 
subsistence also allowed for 14 days (280 miles) travel ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1779, dated West Point; term, 3 years. 

Richard, Jacob. 3d Sergeant, Capt. William Tupper'sco., Col. Titcomb's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 65 days, in April, May, and June, 1777, under Maj. Gen. Spencer on expe- 
dition to Rhode Island. [Name appears as Jacob Rickard on a duplicate roll.] 

Richard, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Edward Bridge Savell's co.. Col. Gill's regt. ; 
service, 2 days ; company marched from Stoughtonham to Bramtree March 22, 
1776. 

Richard, Jesse, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Francis's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from camp home, etc., sworn 
to Nov. 29, 1776 ; said Richard credited with allowance for 2 days (36 miles) 
travel; company drafted from Rehoboth, Attleborough, Norton, Mansfield, 
and Easton. 

Richard, John. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; 
entered service May 6, 1778 ; discharged May 9, 1778 ; service, 3 days ; company 
marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in ^lay, and one ui Sept., 1778. 
Roll dated Middleborough. 

Richard, Joseph, Scarborough. Corporal, Capt. John Rice's co.. Col. Edmund 
Phinney's (31st) regt.; company return dated Sept. 29, 1775; enlisted May 15, 
1775. 



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Rica.iRD, " Jrom." List of men mustered by Joseph Otis, Muster Master for Barn- 
stable Co., dated Barnstable, March 29, 1777; Capt. John Chadwick's co., Col. 
Samuel Brewer's regt. ; engaged for town of Falmouth ; mustered March 15, 
1777 ; term, 3 years. [See Jrom Richards and Xiram Richard.] 

Richard, Jupiter, Bridgewater. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Capt. Nathan Alden's ('Jth) co., Col. Mitchel's regt., dated Feb. 
20, 1778; residence, Bridgewater; enlisted for town of Bridgewater; joined 
Capt. Allen's co., Col. Bailey's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years or during war. 

Richard, Michael, Lunenburg. (Late) Capt. James Mjoick'sco., Col. Nathan 
Sparhawk's regt.; enlisted Oct. 13, 1778; discharged Dec. 12, 1778; service, 
2 mos. 2 days; company raised to serve at and about Boston until Jan. 1, 1779. 

Richard, Moses. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Adams's co.. Col. Johnson's regt. ; 
engaged Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service, 4 mos., in Northern 
department, including 14 days (272 miles) travel home. 

Richard, " Niram," Falmouth. List of men rai.sed to serve in the Continental 
Army from Col. Nathaniel Freeman's (1st Barnstable Co.) regt., dated Sand- 
wich, Jime 10, 1777 ; residence, Falmouth ; enlisted for town of Falmouth ; 
joined Capt. Chadwick's co.. Col. Brewer's regt.; enlistment, 3 years. [See 
Jrom Richard and Jrom Richards.] 

Richard, Saaiuel, Boston. Private, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's co., Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted June 1, 1775 ; service, 
2 mos. 5 days. 

Richard, Samuel. Private, Capt. Thomas Samson's co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's 
regt.. Gen. Palmer's brigade; service between Sept. 25, 1777, and Oct. 30, 
1777, 32 days, on a .secret expedition to Newport, R. I. Roll sworn to in 
Plymouth Co. 

Richard, Samuel. Private, Capt. John Barrows's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's 
regt. ; entered service May G ; discharged May 9 ; entered service Sept. 6 : dis- 
charged Sept. 12; service, 9 days; company marched from Middleborough to 
Dartmouth on two alarms in 1778. 

Richard, Thoivlas, Plymouth. Seaman, brigantine "Hazard," commanded by 
Capt. Simeon Samson ; engaged Oct. 20, 1777. 

Richard, "Willlam, Boston. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster 
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, July 20, 1777; Capt. Langdon's co.. Col. 
Henry Jackson's regt. ; also. Lieutenant, 4th Mass. regt. commanded by Col. 
Henry Jackson ; return of effectives, dated Feb. 14, 1783 ; reported on dutj- at 
the Lines ; also, return of effectives, dated Cantonment Mass. Hutts, March 
23, 1783; reported on fiirlough. 

Richards, . [This name also appears imder the form of Rechard, Rechards, 

Reckard, Rhichards, Richaids, Richard, Richardson, Richerds, Rickard.] 

Richards, . Captain, Col. Walker's regt. ; return of .officers for rations, dated 

Roxburj-, June 15, 1775. [See Caleb Richardson.] 

Richards, . Fifer, Capt. Moses Bullard's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt. ; 

enlisted July 26, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 8 days ; regi- 
ment raised in Suffolk Co. to remforce Continental Army for 3 months and 
stationed at Rhode Island. 

Richards, A^vron, Newton. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's co., which marched 
in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Lexington ; service, 4 days : also, 
Capt. Phineas Cook's co., Col. Gardner's regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed 
by said Richards and others, dated Camp at Cambridge, Jime 27, 1775: also, 
Capt. Cook's CO., Lieut. Col. William Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 



200 ]VIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AKD SAILORS 

liicHARDS, Aaron, continued. 

37th regt. ; coniiiany return dated Oct. G, 1775; reported discharged and i)lace 
prohahly taken by Stephen Palmer; also, order for boimtj' coat or its equiva- 
lent in money dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 2G, 1775 ; also, Private, Capt. Jere- 
miah "NViswall's CO., Col. Hatch's regt. ; service, 5 days; company marched at 
request of Gen. Washington at the time of taking Dorchester Heights March 
4, 1770; also. Corporal, Capt. Edward Fuller's Co., Col. Brooks's regt. ; return 
endorsed " Octo 1776;" .said Kice reported as havmg lost articles in battle; 
also, Sergeant, Capt. Aaron Smith's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; engaged 
Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 27 (also given 3 mos. 
25) days, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; company marched to 
reinforce Northern army. 

Richards, Abel, Dedham. Private, Capt. "William Ellis's co.. Col. Heath's regt., 
which marched on the alaiin of April I'J, 1775; service, !> days. 

Richards, Abel, Dedham. Private, Capt. David Fairbanks's co. of militia. Col. 
Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April li), 1775; service, 2 days; 
also. Private, in a company commanded by Capt. David Fairbanks, of Ded- 
ham, Col. Mclntash's (Mcintosh's) regt. ; service, 4 days, at Dorchester 
Heights; company marched to Roxbury March 4, 1770. 

Richards, Abel. Certificate signed by Col. William Mcintosh, certifying that 
Nathan Ellis, who had been appointed Captam of 6th co., 1st Siiflfolk Co. 
regt., had resigned his commission and that said Richards had been chosen 
Captaiii of above company, and askmg that he, with other officers, he com- 
missioned ; ordered in Council Jvuie 21, 1770, that said officers be commis- 
sioned; reported commissioned Jmie 21, 1770; also. Captain, Col. Benjamin 
Hawes's regt. ; engaged Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 
7 days, on a secret exijedition to Rhode Island ; roll swoni to at Dedham ; also. 
Captain of a company in Col. Mcintosh's regt., which marched March 2;?, 1778, 
and served until April 19, 1778, at Roxbury and Boston. 

Richards, Abiathar, Dedham. Private, Capt. Joseph Lewis's (1st Dedham) 
CO., Col. William Mclntash's (Mclntosh'.s) regt.; service, 4 days; company 
marched to camp at Dorchester on the alarm of March 4, 1776. 

Richards, Abl\tilvk. Private, Capt. Abel Richards's co.. Col. Mclntash's regt.; 
marched March 2.5, 1778 ; discharged Ajn-il 6, 1778 ; service, 15 dUys, at Rox- 
bury and Boston. 

Richards, Abiathar. Private, Capt. Mo.ses Bullard's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's 
regt. ; enlisted July 21, 1780; discharged Oct. 11, 1780; service, 2 mos. 24 days; 
regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reuiforce Continental Army for 3 months and 
stationed at Rhode Island. 

Richards, Abiathar, Jr., Dedham. Private, Capt. Aaron Fuller's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from 1st Parish in Dedham ; service, 
2 days. 

Richards, Abijah, Dedham. Private, Capt. Aaron Guild's co., Col. Lemuel Rol> 
son's (Robinson's) regt.; enlisted Jan. 30, 1770; service to time of inarching 
in [i.e., home], 13 days; regiment raised in Suffolk and York counties; roll 
dated Roxbury and endorsed " service at Dorchester Heighths and vicinity; " 
also, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co.. Col. William Mcintosh's regt. ; service from 
Dec. 11 to Dec. 30, 1770, 19 days, under Lieut. Col. Weld at Castle Island ; 
also, certificate dated Roxbury, ^lay 25, 1778, signed by Capt. Ebenezer Battle, 
certifying that said Richards and others had been mustered for the town of 
Dedham as part of the cpiota of 2,000 men ordered to be raised agreeable to 
resolve of April 20, 1778; also, descriptive list of men raised in Suffolk Co. to 
reinforce the Continental Armv for tlie term of 9 months from the time of their 



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Richards, Abijah, continued. 

arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, as returned by Maj. 
Stephen Badlam, Superintendent for said county; Capt. Richards's co.. Col. 
Mcintosh's regt. ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; hair, dark; eyes, gray; 
occupation, cooper; nationality, American; residence, Dedham ; engaged for 
town of Dedham ; also, list of men returned as received of Maj. Stephen Bad- 
lam by Capt. Robert Davis, at Roxburj^ Jmie 5, 1778, to be delivered to Brig. 
Gen. Jonathan Warner, at Fishkill ; also, list of men returned as received of 
Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; engaged 
for town of Needliam; arrived at Fishkill Jime 14, 1778; also, list of men re- 
tiuTied as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fish- 
kill, Aiig. 1, 1778 [see Abijah Richardson] ; also, descriptive list of men raised 
in Suffolk Co., agreeable to resolve of June 9 [1779], endorsed " Sent by Sundry 
persons to Springfield ; " Capt. Battle's co., Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; age, 21 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; hair, dark; eyes, dark; residence, Dedham; engaged for 
town of Dedham ; also, list of men returned as received of Maj. Stephen Bad- 
lam, Superintendent for Suffolk Co., by Ju.stin Ely, Commissioner, at Spring- 
field ; also, list of men returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by 
Capt. James Tisdale, at Springfield, Aug. 23, 1779; also, company receipt for 
equipments, given to Capt. Tisdale, dated Springfield, Aug. 22, 1779; also, 
Capt. Ashley's co. ; entered service Aug. 1, 1779; discharged May 1, 1780; 
term, 9 months. 

Richards, Abijah. Return of men raised by the town of Lenox to serve in the 
Continental Army [year not given] ; joined Capt. Ashley's co.. Col. Vose's 
regt. ; also, list of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by 
Tnmian Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; Capt. Ashley's co. ; term, 
diu-ing war; also. Private, Capt. Moses Ashley's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (14th) 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Feb. 1, 
1779 ; repoi-ted deceased ; also, same co. and regt. ; return of men who enlisted 
prior to Aug. 16, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on tai- 
lough, etc., and wlio marched with regiment to Peekskill; also, same co. and 
regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, .sworn to at Camp near Valley Forge ; enlisted 
Dec. 1, 1776 ; enlistment, during war ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for 
Jan., 1779, sworn to in Quarters at Providence; also, order for gratuity due 
said Richards and others, dated Providence, Feb. 13, 1779; also, muster roll 
for March and April, 1779, dated Providence ; reported deceased. 

Richards, Asa, Dedham. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Guild's (Dedham) co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Greaton's regt., which assembled April 19, 1775; service, 13 days. 

Richards, Asa, Dedham. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co. of^4th Parish in 
Dedham ; service, 2 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775. 

Richards, Asa. Sergeant, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 5 days, at the time of takuig and fortifying Dorchester Heights in March, 
1776; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt.; 
entered service :March 23, 1778; discharged April 5, 1778; service, 15 days; 
company marched to Roxbury March 23, 1778; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. 
Ebenezer Brattle's (Battle's) 8th co., Col. Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) regt. 
of Mass. militia ; list of oflficers [year not given, probably 1778]. 

Richards, Avert. Private, Capt. Alexander Foster's co., Col. Thomas Carpen- 
ter's regt. ; entered service July 27, 1780 ; discharged July 31, 1780 ; service, 7 
days, on an alarm, mcluduig travel (2 days) home ; company marched to Tiver- 
ton, R. I., July 27, 1780, to serve for 6 days. Roll sworn to at Attleborough. 

Richards, Barzillai. Private, Capt. Briant Morton's co. ; entered service Feb. 5, 
1776 ; service to Feb. 29, 1776, 24 daj's : company stationed on seacoast at Cape 
Elizabeth and Scarborough: also, same co. ; service from 3Iarch 1, 1776, to 



202 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richards, Barzillai, continued. 

Sept. 1, 177(5; company stationed on seacoast at Cape Elizabeth and Scar- 
borough; also, Capt. Morton's co., Col. Mitcliel's regt. ; service fi'om Sept. 1, 
1776, to date of discharge, Nov. 25, 1776, 2 mos. 25 daj's; company stationed 
on seacoast at Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough ; also, Capt. Jo.seph Pride's 
co^, in a detachment of Cumberland Co. militia commanded by Nathaniel 
Jordan, Esq.; joined Oct. 1, 1779; discharged Oct. 23, 1779; service at the 
Eastward. 

Richards, Benj-VMIN, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Freedom Chamberlain's co.. Gen. 
John Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 3, 1775 ; 
service, 1 mo. 11 days; also, company retuni dated Camp at Roxbury, Oct. 6, 
1775; reported enlisted into the tram Jiuie 11, 1775; also, petition addressed 
to the Provincial Congress, dated Roxbury, Jmie. 21, 1775, signed by said 
Richards and others who had enlisted to form an Artillery co., stating their 
imwillingness to serve under John Wiley as Captam owing to their belief in 
his incompetence ; also, return of Capt. Ezra Badlam's co. of the train of artil- 
lery, dated Roxbury Camp, June 23, 1775 ; enlisted Jime 12, 1775 ; also, Matross, 
Capt. Ezra Badlam's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted June 12, 1775 ; service, 1 mo. 21 days ; also, com- 
pany return dated Sewall's Point, Oct. 8, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or 
its equivalent in money dated Sewall's Pomt, Nov. 21, 1775; also. Private, 
Capt. Thomas Mighill's co.. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (26th) regt.; abstract for 
advance pay for Jan., 1776, etc. ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstracts for 
Feb. -May, 1776; also, same co. and regt.; pay abstract for June, 1776, dated 
New York ; also, list of men belongmg to the 26th regt. who engaged to tarry 
6 weeks from the last of Dec, 1776, as returned by Col. Baldwin, dated Tren- 
ton, Jan. 1, 1777; said Richards reported as having enlisted for a longer term ; 
also, Capt. Mighill's co.. Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt.; pay abstract for travel 
allowance, etc., on march homeward at close of the campaign in 1776, sworn 
to at Rowley, April 9, 1777 ; reported engaged again ; also, list of men formerly 
of Col. Baldwin's regt. who tarried 6 weeks imder command of Col. Jacobs 
and returned public guns at Chatham [year not given] ; Capt. Mighill's co. ; 
said Richards reported as having enlisted for the war and as having kept the 
gun he drew ; also, return of men raised to serve in the Contmental Ai-my from 
9th CO., Col. John Cuslimg's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt., as returned by Lieut. 
Enos Briggs, in behalf of Jolm Turner, Jr., Captain of said company; resi- 
dence, Pembroke ; engaged for town of Pembroke ; term to expire March -, 
1780; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 13, 1777 ; Capt. Dix's co.. Col. Wesson's regt. ; 
also, Private, Capt. Cogswell's (2d) co.. Col. James Wesson's regt. ; Conti- 
nental Army pay accoruits for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to May 16, 1778; re- 
ported deserted May 16, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; return dated Jan. 25, 
1778 ; mustered by Col. Barber, State Muster Master. 

Richards, Benjamin, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Edward Bridge Savel's (1st 
Stoughtonham) co. of militia. Col. Robinson's regt., which marched on the 
alann of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Edwai'd Bridge Savell's 
(Stoughtonham) co., Col. Gill's regt.; service, 5 days; company marched to 
Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776, on an alann. 

Richards, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; entered service July 25, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 9, 1778 ; service, 
1 mo. 16 days, at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at PljTnouth. 

Richards, Benjamin. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Plumer's co. ; service from July 
6, 1779, to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 18 days, at Penobscot ; company detached from 
Col. William Jones's regt. for service imder Col. Samuel McCobb on expedition 
against Majorbagaduce. 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 203 

Richards, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co., Maj. Nathaniel 
Heath's detachment of guards; enlisted April 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 1, 
1780 ; sers'ice, 4 mos. ; company detached from militia for service at and about 
Boston; also, same co. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. ; company detached from militia for service at and about Boston ; 
also, same co. ; enlisted Nov. 1, 1780 ; discharged Jan. 31, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. ; 
company detached from militia in accordance with request of Gen. Heath for 
service at and about Boston guarding Continental stores; roll endorsed " Maj'r 
Heath Detach't." 

KiCHARDS, Bradley. Private, Capt. Thomas Cogswell's (2d) co., Lieut. Col. 
Loammi Balden's (Baldwin's) 38th regt. ; pay abstract for Sept., 1775, dated 
Sewall's Point; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Sewall's Point, Nov. 9, 1775. 

Richards, C[?]. Private, Capt. Samuel Holden's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's 
regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos., mclud- 
ing 11 days (220 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce 
Continental Army for 3 months. 

Richards, Calvin. Private, Capt. James Allen's co., Maj. Eliphalet Carey's regt. ; 
marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 11 daj's ; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Richards, Daniel, Braintree. Private, Capt. Seth Turner's (Independent) co. ; 
service, 4 mos. 1 day; company stationed at Braintree from Jan. 1, 1776, to 
May 22, 1776; also, Capt. Seth Tiimer's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; 
enlisted May 23, 1776; service to Jan. 1, 1777, 7 mos. 9 days ; company stationed 
at Hull. 

Richards, Daniel, Newton. Private, Capt. Phineas Cook's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to headquarters at Cambridge under command 
of Capt. Lieut. John Marean ; service, 4 days; also, Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's 
CO., Col. Hatch's regt. ; service, 5 days; company marched at request of Gen. 
Washuigton at the time of taking Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776. 

Richards, Daniel. Gunner, Capt. Lincoln's co.. Col. Revere's (Artillery) regt. ; 
Contmental Ai-my pay accounts for service from March 1, 1778, to Dec. 31, 
1779 ; also, same co. ; list of men entitled to small stores for 3 months, dated 
Castle Island, Sept. 17, 1779; also, Capt. Amos Lincoln's (2d) co., Lieut. Col. 
Paul Revere's corps of artillery; service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 8, 1780, 4 
mos. 8 days ; roll dated Boston. 

Richards, Daniel. Private, Capt. David Packard's co.. Col. Eliphalet Cary's 
regt. ; service, 5 (also given 3) days ; company marched to Rhode Island on 
the alai-m of July 22, 1780. 

Richards, Daniel, Jr., Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Edward Bridge Savel's (1st 
Stoughtonham) co. of militia. Col. Robinson's regt., which marched on the 
alami of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Edward Bridge Savell's 
(Stoughtonham) co.. Col. Gill's regt.; service, 5 days; company marched to 
Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776, on an alarm. 

Richards, David, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Moses "Whiting's co.. Col. Jolm 
Greaton's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1773 ; 
service, 28 days; also, list of men drafted from companies commanded by 
Capts. Gore, Mayo, "White, and May, who served at Nantasket in June, 1776, 
under Lieut. James Morton, driving ships from Boston harbor; service, 3 
days. 

Richards, David, Roxbury. Sergeant, Capt. "William Draper's (2d Roxburj) co., 
Col. "William Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 



204 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AKD SAILORS 

Richards, David, continued. 

service to May 3, 1775, 15 days; also, Capt. Thomas Mayo, Jr.'s (2cl) co., Col. 
Eleazer Weld's detaclimeut of militia; service from Dec. !) to Dec. 29, 1776, 20 
days, ijrobably at Hull ; reported absent with leave ; also, Capt. Ebenezer 
Everet's co., Col. Mcintosh's regt.. Gen. Lovell's brigade; engaged Aug. 1, 
1778 ; discharged Sept. 14, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days, on expedition to Rhode 
Island; also, Cajjt. Thomas Vmson's co.. Col. Garrish's (Gerrish's) regt.; en- 
gaged Oct. 25, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 23, 1779 ; .service, 1 mo. 10 days, at North 
river, including 11 days (220 miles) travel ; regiment raised in Suffolk and 
Essex counties. 

Richards, David, Worcester. Private, Capt. Benjamin Flagg's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; also, list of men returned as 
serving on picket guard under Maj. L. Baldwin, dated May 11, 1775; also, 
certificate dated Cambridge, June 18, 1775, signed by Lieut. William Gates, in 
behalf of Capt. Hubbard, stating that said Ricliards and others belonging to 
Capt. Hubbard's co.. Gen. Ward's regt., were in need of cartridge boxes or 
bullet pouches; also, Capt. Jonas Hubbard's co.. Col. Ward's regt. ; order for 
advance pay, signed by said Richards and others, dated June -, 1775; also. 
Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 25, 
1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 
1775 ; also, Capt. David Chadwick's co. ; service, 5 days ; company marched 
on an alarm at Bennington ; roll made up for the State pay allowed by resolve 
of Sept. 23, 1777. 

Richards, David. Private, Capt. Aaron Smith's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 25 (also given 
3 mos. 27) days, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; company marched 
to remforce Northern army. 

Richards, David. Landsman, frigate "Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel 
Tucker; engaged July 3, 1779; reported in the " Entei"prize." Roll made up 
for advance pay for 1 month. 

Richards, David. Private, Capt. Abel Mason's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's regt. ; 
enlisted July 30, 17<S0; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 13 days, including 
travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. 

Richards, David. Private, Capt. Moses Bullard's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's 
regt. ; enlisted July 26, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 8 days; 
regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months 
and stationed at Rhode Island ; also, certificate dated Brookline, Dec. 27, 
1780, signed by John Goddard, Jr., certifying that said Richards served in 
Cai)t. Bullard's co., Col. Thayer's regt., at Rhode Island " the Summer ])ast," 
and was for a considerable time sick with a nervous fever imder the care of 
said Goddard, Surgeon of the regiment, and that he had not fully recovered 
when the regiment was dismissed. 

Richards, Dick. Private, Capt. Daniel Pilsbury's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's 
(6th) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Richards 
from April 2, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 8 mos. 29 days. 

Richards, "Dodifer." Private, Capt. Thomas Robbins's co. ; enlisted jNIay 20, 
1778; discharged Dec. 1, 1778; seiwice, 6 mos. 20 days, under Col. John Allan, 
including 8 days (160 miles) travel home; company raised for defence of 
Machias. 

Richards, Ebenezer, Dedham. Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co. of 4th 
Parish in Dedham; service, 4 days, probablj' on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
also, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co., Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; service, 6 days, at the 
time of taking and fortifying Dorchester Heights in March, 1776; reported as 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 205 

Richards, Ebexezer, continued. 

one of several who were on guard when the rest of the company were dis- 
charged ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co., Col. William Mcintosh's 
regt. ; entered service March 23, 1778; discharged April 9, 1778; service, 18 
days ; company marched to Roxburj^ March 23, 1778. 

Richards, Ebenezer, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Edward Bridge Savel's (1st 
Stoughtonham) co. of militia. Col. Robinson's regt., which marched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Edward Bridge 
Savell's CO., Col. Gill's regt.; service, 2 daj's; company marched from 
Stoughtonham to Braintree March 22, 1776. 

Richards, Ebexezer. Private, Capt. Samuel Low's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; 
service, 6 days, at Bennington. 

Richards, Edward, Attleborough. Capt. Abiel Clap's co., Col. Carpenter's (Bris- 
tol Co.) regt.; service, 3i days; company marched to Rhode Island July 24, 
1777; also. Private, Capt. Samuel Robinson's co. ; enlisted June 21, 1778; ser- 
vice, 22 days, at Rhode Island ; company raised to serve in Col. "Wade's regt. for 
21 days from July [June] 21, 1778; also, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. 
Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered service July 27, 1780 ; discharged July 31, 
1780; service, 7 days, on an alarm, including travel (2 days) home; company 
marched to Tiverton, R. I., July 27, 1780, to serve for 6 days. 

Richards, Edward, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. George Kimball's (Lunenburg) 
CO., which marched April 20, 1775, ia response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 11 days. 

Richards, Edward, " Pownwell " (also given Williamstown) . List of men raised 
to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Judah Williams's (Williams- 
town) CO.; residence, " Pownwell " (also given Williamstown) ; engaged for 
town of Williamstown ; joined Capt. Warren's co., Col. Bayley's regt. ; term, 
3 years ; also, list of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by 
Truman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; Capt. Warren's co.. Col. 
Bailej^'s regt. 

Richards, Edward. Corporal, Capt. Lemuel Stewart's co. ; enlisted July 9 [1775] ; 
service, 4 mos. 12 days ; a^so, same co. ; entered service June 27 [1775] ; credited 
with 55 days billeting allowance ; amount of billeting for company paid on a 
warrant from Maj. Gen. Schuyler, and receipted for by Capt. Stewart, at 
Albany, Jan. 27, 1776. 

Richards, Elijah, Plympton. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col. Dike's 
regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 1, 1776; regiment 
raised to serve \mtil March 1, 1777. 

Richards, Elijah. Account current showing money received on account between 
Jan. 25, and March 31 [year not given, probably 1776] ; enlisted Jan. 25 ; ser- 
vice probably in Capt. Selah Heart's co. ; also, receipt dated Jime 26, 1776, for 
wages for 2 mos. service in the winter of 1775-6, in Capt. Selah Heart's co.. Col. 
Erastus Woolcot's regt. 

Richards, " Eliser" (also given Eleazer). Private, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co., 
Col. Asa Bams's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. 28, 1781 ; service, 
10 days; company marched by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the 
Northward. 

Richards, Francis, Falmouth. Private, Capt. Means's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 1, 1777, to May 
10, 1778; residence, Fahnouth; term, 3 years; reported died May 10, 1778. 



206 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

KiCHARDS, George. Chaplain, Continental frigate " Deane," commanded by Capt. 

Samuel Nicholson ; engaged Nov. 2, 1781 ; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 2U 

days. 
Richards, George. Receipt dated June 2, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 

1783, on board the frigate "Hague," commanded by Capt. John Manley. 

Richards, Gideon. Quarter Master, ship " General Mifflin," commanded by Capt. 
George "Wait Babcock ; descriptive list of oflicers and crew, sworn to at Boston, 
Sept. 9, 1780 ; age, 25 yrs. ; complexion, dark ; reported as belonging to ^las- 
sachusetts. 

Richards, Henry. Private, Capt. _ Francis Felton's (Marblehead) co. ; service 
from Sept. 1, 1776, to Nov. 15, 1776, 2^ mos., in defence of seacoast. 

Richards, Humphrey. Private, Capt. Daniel Strout's co.. Col. Enoch Freeman's 
regt. ; service, 2 days; company called out by Col. Freeman in Nov., 1775, to 
assist in buildmg a fort at Falmouth Neck under command of Col. Jonathan 
Mitchel ; roll sworn to at Cape Elizabeth ; also, Matross, Capt. Abner Lowell's 
(Matross) co. ; marched June 25, 1776 ; service to Dec. 31, 1776, 6 mos. 6 days ; 
company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co. 

Richards, Humphrey Hobson, Rowley (also given Newburyport) . Private, Capt. 
Thomas Mighill's (1st) co.. Col. Samuel Gerrish's regt.; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 20, 1775; service, 2 mos. 17 days; also, Capt. Mig- 
hill's. co., Lieut. Col. Loamiui Baldwin's (late Col. Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; com- 
pany return dated Sewall's Point, Sept. 26, 1775; also, Capt. Thomas Mighill's 
CO., Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; abstract for advance pay for Jan., 1776, etc. ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; jiay ab.stracts for Feb.-May, 1776; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay abstract for June, 1776, dated New York ; also, return of the sick 
in Capt. Mighill's co., Col. Baldwin's regt., dated North Castle, Nov. 17, 1776; 
also, Capt. Mighill's co., Col. Baldwin's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allow- 
ance, etc., on march homeward at close of the campaign in 1776, sworn to at 
Rowley, April 9, 1777; 240 miles travel allowed said Richards; also, order on 
Col. Bauldwin, payable to Lieut. Mark Cressey, dated Rowley, Nov. 8, 1777, 
signed by said Richards and Moses Richards, for travel allowance from New 
York home ; also, Capt. Moses Nowell's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt. ; arrived at 
destination ISIay 4, 1777 ; discharged July 4, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, 
includmg 9 days (180 miles) travel out and home ; company marched to Rhode 
Island to serve for 2 months from time of arrival at Providence ; also, Capt. 
Samuel Huse's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards stationed at AYinter 
Hill; enlisted Nov. 12, 1777; service to Feb. 3, 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; 
enlisted Feb. 3, 1778 ; service to April 4, 1778, 2 mos. 2 days. 

Richards, Ishmael, Richmond. Descriptive list dated Lenox, Aug. 20, 1781, of 
men raised in Berkshire Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, and delivered 
to ^Yilliam Walker, Superintendent for said county ; Capt. RajTiaond's co.. Col. 
Rossiter's regt.; age, 15 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 2 in.; complexion, black; hair, 
black ; occupation, laborer ; residence, Richmond ; engaged for town of Rich- 
mond; term, 3 yeai-s; reported receipted for by Capt. Smith; also reported a 
negro; also, Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt.; service from Feb. 
12, 1781, 13 mos. 19 days ; reported died April 2, 1782. 

Richards, James, Abington. Private, Capt. TYilliani Reed's co., Col. John Bai- 
ley's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 2 weeks 1 day; also, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Col. Edward Mitchel's 
regt., Gen. Cu.shing's brigade : service, 2 weeks 5 days ; company marched from 
Abington to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 9, 1776, on an alann ; also, Capt. Edward 
Cobb's CO., Maj. Eliphalet Gary's regt.; marched July 30, 1780: discharged 
Aug. 1, 1780; service, 3 days; company marched from Abington to Tiverton, 
R. I., on an alarm. 



IX TIIE ^\'AR OF THE REVOLUTION. 207 

Richards, James, Lynn. Private, Capt. William Farrington's (2(1 Ljnin) co. of 
militia, which marched on the alarm of April I'J, 1775, towards Concord ; ser- 
vice, 2 days. 

Richards, Jajies, "Weymouth. Private, in a company commanded by Capt. 
Thomas Nash, of WejTnouth, Col. Solomon Lovell's regt. ; service, 4 days; 
company marched March 4, 1776, at the time of taking Dorchester Heights; 
roll endorsed "Minute Roll; " also, Capt. Nash's co., Col. Lovell's regt. ; ser- 
vice, 4 daj's, subsequent to March 10, 1776; also, Capt. Newcomb's (Inde- 
pendent) CO. ; muster return of four Independent cos. stationed at Hull, dated 
Marcli 1, 1777 ; age, 39 yrs. ; reported mustered by Daniel Souther, Muster 
Master. 

Richards, James. Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's 
regt.; entered service Aug. 3, 1778; discharged Sept. 9, 1778; service, 1 mo. 7 
days, at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Plymouth. 

Richards, Jajies. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Sulfolk Co., dated Boston, March 16, 1777; Maj. Stevens's battalion; also. 
Gunner and Matross, Capt. Thomas Seward's co.. Col. John Crane's (Artil- 
lery) regt. ; Continental Army pay acooimts for service from March 1, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779 ; reported as serving 10 mos. as Giinner, 24 mos. as Matross ; also, 
Gimner, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for Sept. and Dec, 1777; also, Matross, 
same co. and regt. ; muster roll for May, 1778, dated Camp Valley Forge ; 
term, 3 years ; reported deserted Jan. 19, 1779. 

Richards, James. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Boston; engaged 
Jan. 17, 1781. 

Richards, James. Private, Capt. Josiah Yale's co. ; entered service Oct. 12, 1781; 
discharged Oct. 20, 1781 ; service, 12 days ; mileage out and home (160 miles) 
allowed ; company marched from Lee and Lenox to Stillwater Oct. 12, 1781, 
by order of Brig. Gen. Rosseter on an alarm ; also, Capt. John Bacon's co., 
Col. Caleb Hyde's regt.. Gen. Rossiter's brigade ; entered service Oct. 20, 1781 ; 
discharged Oct. 28, 1781; service, 9 days, at Stillwater on an alarm. 

Richards, James. Treasury pay rolls of Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. for service 
from Jan. 25, 1786, to Jan. 25, 1787, at the Castle ; also, order on Alexander 
Hodgdon, Treasurer, payable to John Cunningham, dated Boston, Jan. 3, 1789, 
signed by said Richards, for wages for service at Castle Island. 

Richards, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Edward Bridge Savell's (Stoughtonham) 
CO., Col. Gill's regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched to Dorchester Heights 
March 4, 1776, on an alarm ; also, Capt. Theophilus Lyon's co. ; entered ser- 
vice March 1, 1778; discharged April 5, 1778; service, 36 days; company 
marched to Castle Island March 1, 1778, under command of Lieut. Col. Samuel 
Peirce. 

Richards, Jesse, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co. ; service fi'om 
Aug. 12, 1776, to Oct. 1, 1776; also, Capt. Hodges's co.. Col. Francis's regt.; 
copies of companj' receipts for wages for service from Aug. 12, 1776, to Nov. 
30, 1776, dated Dorchester ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel 
allowance to and from camp, sworn to Nov. 29, 1776 ; said Richards credited 
with allowance for 2 days (.36 miles) travel ; company drafted from Rehoboth, 
Attleborough, Norton, Mansfield, and Easton ; also, Capt. Stephen Richard- 
son's CO. ; service, 25 days ; company comprised one-fourth of the militia of the 
town of Attleborough, marched to Rhode Island April 21, 1777, to hold the 
Lines until men could be raised for that purpose for 2 months, and served until 
May 15, 1777; also. Corporal, Capt. Enoch Robinson's co. ; engaged Aug. 12, 
1779 ; discharged Sept. 11 (also given Sept. 12) , 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 1 day (also 



208 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AKD SAILORS 



RiCHAKDS, Jesse, continued. 

giveu 1 mo. 2 days) ; company detached from militia to serve at Ehode Island 
for 4 weeks in a regiment under Capt. Samuel Fislier, Commandant; aluo, 
Capt. Enoch Robinson's co., Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; marched July 31, 1780; 
discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 8 days ; 2 days travel also allowed on march 
home from Tiverton to Attleborough ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., 
on an alarm. 

Richards, Jesse. Private, Capt. Robert Smith's co., Lieut. Col. Symms's detach- 
ment of guards; enlisted Feb. 19, 1778; discharged May 19, 1778; service, 
3 mos., under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston and Dorchester. 

Richards, Jesse. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co.. Col. Jacob Garish's 
(Gerrish's) regt. of guards; service from July 2 to July 16, 1778, 17 days, at 
Winter Hill. 

RiCH-UtDS, Jesse. Private, Capt. Ebenezer P.attelle's co. ; enlisted July 2, 1778; 
discharged July 17, 1778; service guardmg Continental stores at and about 
Watei-town. 

Richards, Jesse. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army 
for the term of (5 months, agreeable td resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 9, 1780 ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged 
for town ot Roxbury ; arrived at Springfield July 8, 1780 ; marched to camp 
July 9, 1780, mider command of Lieut. Jackson, of the artillery; also, pay roll 
of 6 months men raised by the town of Roxbury for service in the Continental 
Army during 1780; marched to camp July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 31, 1780; 
service, 6 mos. 8 days, including travel (220 miles) home. 

Richards, Jesse. Marine, Continental frigate "Deane," commanded by Capt. 
Samuel Nicholson ; engaged Dec. 29, 1781 ; term, 12 months ; reported " Run." 

Richards, John, Boston. Capt. John Popkin's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Aitil- 
lerj') regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Richards and others, dated 
"VTinter Hill, July 14, 1775 ; also, Matross, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 30, 1775; service, 2 mos. 7 days; also, company 
return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Sept. 27, 1775; reported deceased. 

Richards, John, Bridgewater. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster 
Master for Plymouth Co., to serve at Rhode Island, dated April 1, 1778; Col. 
Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted by Capt. Stover; also, Private, Capt. Calvin Curtis's 
CO., Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1778; service, 12 mos. 3 days, at 
Rhode Island; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Richards, John, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Edward Sparrow's co.. Col. Nathan 
Tyler's regt.; enlisted Axig. 24, 1779; service to Dec. 1, 1779, 3 mos. 7 days, 
at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, sworn to at 
Middleborougli, allowing 22 days service at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and 
re«t. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo. 3 days service at Rhode Island, 
travel (52 miles) included. 

Richards, John, Bridgewater. Private, (late) Capt. Jonas Parker's co., Lieut. 
Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point ; 
enlisted Feb. 19, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men in 
Continental service; Capt. Jonathan MaJ^lard's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's 
(7th) regt. ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; 
occupation, laborer ; birthplace, Bridgewater ; residence, Bridgewater ; enlisted 
Feb. 24, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Jonathan Majnaard's 
CO., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; miister roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; 
reported sick in quarters; also, Capt. MajTiard's (6th) co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; 



IN THE ^yAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 209 

Richards, John, continued. 

muster rolls for June and July, 1781 ; reported on command with Col. Scam- 
mell in July,. 1781; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, sworn to at Peekskill; 
reported on command with Col. Scammel; a7so, muster rolls for Sept. -Dec, 
1781 ; reported on command with Col. Scammell in Sept., 1781, sick at Phila^ 
delphia in Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1781 ; also, list of men who died or were dis- 
charged subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Richards died Dec. 6 (also given Dec. 
5), 1781, at "Head Elk." 

Richards, John, Danvers. Boy, ship " Rhodes," commanded by Capt. Nehemiah 
Buffinton; descrij)tive list of officers and crew, sworn to Aug. 14, 1780; age, 
16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 in. ; complexion, light ; residence, Danvers. 

Richards, John, Dedham. Private, Capt. William Ellis's co.. Col. Heath's regt., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 9 days; also, Private, 
in a company commanded by Capt. David Fairbanks, of Dedham, Col. 
Mclntach's (Mcintosh's) regt.; service, 4 days, at Dorchester Heights; com- 
pany marched to Roxbury March 4, 1776. 

Richards, John, Lynn. Private, Capt. William Farrington's (2d Lynn) co. of 
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, towards Concord ; ser- 
vice, 2 days. 

Richards, John, Newburyport (also given Boston) . List of men raised to serve in 
the Continental Army from 2d Essex Co. regt., as returned by Maj. Ralph 
Cross ; residence, Newburyport ; engaged for town of Newburj^ort ; joined 
Capt. George Smith's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ; also, list of men mustered by 
Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 2, 1777; 
Capt. George Smith's co.. Col. John Patterson's regt. ; reported received State 
boimty ; also, Fife Major, Capt. Moses Ashley's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 10, 1778; 
reported deserted; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn 
to at Camp near Valley Forge; appointed Jan. 1, 1777; tenn, during war; 
also, regimental pay abstract for Sept., 1778, approved at Providence; also, 
list of deserters from Col. Vose's (1st) regt., dated Camp Highlands, N. Y., 
July 1.3, 1780 ; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, light ; 
occupation, mason ; birthplace, Boston; residence, Boston. 

Richards, John, Rehoboth. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army 
from Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt. ; engaged for town of 
Marshfield; joined Capt. Doliver's co.. Col. Jackson's regt.; term, 3 years; 
reported a transient; also, Private, Capt. William North's co.. Col. Henry 
Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 14, 1777, 
to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Jonathan Drown's co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's 
regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment. May 16, 1777, to June 16, 
1777; credited with 31 rations; also, Capt. Jonathan Drown's co.. Col. Lee's 
regt.; copy of a pay abstract for Sept., 1777; also, Capt. North's co.. Col. 
, Jackson's regt. ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet : enlisted Feb. 14, 
1777; reported on command at Warwick; also, Capt. North's (5th) co.. Col. 
Jackson's regt. ; return certified at Camp Providence, July 13, 1779 ; enlisted 
July 2, 1777; also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for July,. 1779, sworn to at 
Camp Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1779; also, Capt. 
North's CO., Col. Jackson's regt. ; regimental return made up to Dec 31, 1779, 
dated Camp at Providence ; also, Capt. North's (1st) co.. Col. Jackson's (16th) 
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 
16, 1780; reported discharged May 16, 1780: also, return certified at Camp near 
Morristown, April .30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. 
Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to Massachu.setts in 
Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under 



210 :massachusetts soldiers and sailors 

Richards, John, cont'umed. 

the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of Ajiril 9, 
1779; Capt. North's Co.; rank. Private; resulence, Rehoboth; engaged for 
town of Rehoboth ; engaged May 16, 1777 ; term, 3 years. 

Richards, John, Roxbury. Capt. Joseph Butler's (1st) co.. Col. John Nixon's 
(5th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Richards and others, dated 
Cambridge, June 10, 1775 ; aho, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 28, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 10 days ; also, company 
retiuTi dated "Whiter Hill, Sept. 30, 1775; reported on furlough ; also, order for 
boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Dec. 20, 1775; also, 
Private, 8th co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return 
dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 177(>; also, (late) Capt. Butler's co. ; company 
receipts given to Benj. Heywood, PajTiiaster, 4th regt., for %Yages for Sept.- 
Dec, 177(5; also, Lieut. Col. Nixon's regt.; return of men who engaged to 
serve the month of Jan., 1777, dated Springfield. 

Richards, John, Southborough. Capt. Josiah Fay's co. of Minute-men and militia, 
which marclied on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 14 days ; reported re- 
turned home; also. Private, Capt. Seth Newton's co., Col. "Whitney's regt.; 
enlisted Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 2fl, 1777 ; service, 6 days, on an alarm 
at Bennuigton ; company proceeded from Southborough to Hadley on horses by 
order of tlie Brigadier, and horse hire and mileage (80 miles) allowed home. 

Richards, John. Private, Capt. Carpenter's co.. Col. Simeon Cary's regt., Gen. 
John Fellows's brigade ; copy of a list of men stationed at New York and 
"White Plains for 5 months, and dismissed Dec. 1, 1776. 

RICILA.RDS, John. Fifer, Capt. Jonathan Sawyer's (late Capt. "Wentworth Stuart's) 
CO., Col. Edmund Phinney's regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, 
Dec. 8, 1776; reported re-engaged Nov. 13, 1776. 

Richards, John. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co., Col. John Hathaway 's 
regt. ; service from April 21, 1777, 23 days ; company stationed at Tiverton, R. I. 

Richards, John. Capt. Joshua Reed's co., Col. John Robinson's regt.; enlisted 
July 13, 1777; service, 5 mos. 22 days, at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to in 
Middlesex Co. 

Richards, John. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master for 
Plymouth Co., to serve at Rhode Island until Jan. 1, 1778, dated July 26, 1777 ; 
Col. Robin.son's regt. ; enlisted by Capt. Cole ; also. Private, Capt. Joseph 
Cole's CO., Col. Robini5on's regt.; enlisted July 15, 1777; service, 5 mos. 16 
days, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to in Plymouth Co. 

Richards, John. Matross, Capt. Philip Marett's (5th) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's 
(Artillery) regt. ; service between INIay 7, 1777, and Aug. 1, 1777, 71 days; roll 
sworn to at Boston ; also, same co. and regt. ; return of men entitled to an 
additional bounty of £15, dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778; also, list of men who 
receiA'cd bounty from A])ril 30, 1777, to Dec. 30. 1777, 8 mos. 

Richards, John. Private, Capt. John Ilinkley's co., Lieut. Col. Symmes's detach- 
ment of guards; enlisted Feb. 13, 1778; discharged May 13, 1778; service, 3 
mos., under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston. 

Richards, John. Private, Capt. Abner Crane's co. ; enlisted Feb. 3, 1779; service 
to May 4, 1779, 3 mos. 1 day, with guards at Boston. 

Richards, John. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's 
regt.; marched May 24, 1779; service!, 1 mo. 11 days; company raised in 
Plymouth Co. and stationed at Little Compton, R. I. 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 211 

Richards, John. Private, Capt. John Perry's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; 
enlisted July 27, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 5 days; regi- 
ment raised to reinforce Continental Army at Rhode Island for 3 months. 
Roll sworn to at Rehoboth. 

Richards, John. Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co.. Col. J. Jacobs's ^egt. ; 
enlisted July 23, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; .service, 3 mos. 9 days, at 
Rhode Island ; regiment detached from militia to reinforce Continental Army 
for 3 months. 

Richards, John. Receipt dated Feb. 20, 1781, for bounties paid said Richards and 
others by John Brown, on behalf of the town of Rehoboth, to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, list of men raised in Bristol 
Co. to serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as 
attested by James Williams, Superintendent for said county, dated Tamitou, 
Jiine 20, 1781 ; engaged for town of Rehoboth. 

Richards, John. Return dated Newburj', made by the Selectmen, of bounties 
paid said Richards and others to serve in the Continental Ai-my for 3 years or 
during the war, agi-eeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; also, return of men raised 
in Essex Co. for Continental service, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; 
engaged for town of Newbury ; engaged Aug. 21, 1781 ; term, 3 years ; also, 
Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from Sept. 1, 1781, 
16 mos. 

Richards, John. General account of clothing, etc., received in 1782 and 1783 by 
men belonging to Capt. Watson's co., 3d Mass. regt.; said Richards reiiorted 
as having received clothing Aug. 5 [j'ear not given] ; also, list of men belong- 
ing to .3d CO., 3d Mass. regt., who died or were discharged in 1783; said Rich- 
ards discharged Oct. 28, 1783. . , 

Richards, John. Marine, ship "Alfred," commanded by Capt. John Paul Jones; 
list of officers and men entitled to i^rize .shares in the ship " Mellish " and brig 
" Active " [year not given]. 

Richards, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; 
muster roll for Dec, I77tj-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Plympton; enlisted 
Dec. 10, 177G; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777. 

Richards, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co.. Col. William Mcin- 
tosh's regt. ; service from Dec. 11 to Dec. 30, 1776, 19 days, under Lieut. Col. 
Weld at Castle Island; also, Cai)t. Theophilus Wilder's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; 
muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Dedham; enlisted 
Jan. 8, 1777; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also, Capt. Aaron 
Smith's CO., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777; discharged 
Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 13 (also given 3 mos. 15) days ; reported on fur- 
lough ; company marched to reinforce Northern army ; roll sworn to in Suffolk 
Co. 

Richards, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Shubael Willmark's (Willmarth's) co., Col. 
Benjamin SjTnouds's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service April 26; dis- 
charged May 19 [year not given, probably 1778] ; service, 24 days; company 
called out by order of Maj. Gen. Gates to march to Saratoga. 

Richards, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Thomas Robbins's co. ; enlisted INIay 20, 
1778; discharged Dec. 1, 1778; .service, 6 mos. 20 days, under Col. John Allan, 
includuig 8 days (160 mile.s) travel home ; company raised for defence of 
Machias. 

Richards, Joseph, Abington. Private, Capt. William Reed's co.. Col. John 
Bailey's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 1 week 1 day ; also, Capt. William Reed's co., Gen. John Thomas's 



212 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

RiCH-'VRDS, Joseph, continued. 

regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 inos., 
1 week, 5 days; also, company return dated Camp at Eoxbury, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Richards, Joseph, Hopkinton. Private, Capt. Amasa Cranston's co.. Col. Samuel 
Denny's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 28, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 23, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 
6 days, at Claverack, including travel (200 miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 
months; also, Capt. Staples Chamberlin's co.. Col. Dean's regt.; enlisted 
March 7, 1781 ; discharged March 14, 1781 ; service, 11 days, including travel 
(60 miles) home ; company marched to Rhode Island by order of His Excel- 
lency John Hancock to serve on a 40 days expedition. 

Richards, Joseph, Lynn. Private, Capt. "William Farrington's (2d LjTin) co. of 
militia, which marched on the alarm of Aj)ril 19, 1775, towards Concord ; ser- 
vice, 2 days. 

RichjVrds, Joseph, Salem. Mate, brigantme "Venus," Peter Silver, Master; 
descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Aug. 15, 1780 ; age, 38 jts. ; 
stature, 5 ft. ; complexion, dark; residence, Salem. 

Richards, Joseph, Scarborough (also given Pepperellborough, Dunston, Berwick, 
and Salisbury). Capt. John Rice's co. ; billeting allowed from date of enlist- 
ment, May 15, 1775, to date of marching from Scarborough to headquarters, 
July 4, 1775 ; credited with 50 days allowance ; also, list of men raised to serve 
in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. Benjamin Evans ; residence, 
Scarborough (also given Pepperellborough, and Salisbury) ; engaged for town 
of Salisbury (also given Scarborough and Haverhill) ; joined Capt. Burbank's 
CO., Col. Brewer's regt.; term, 3 years; aZso, list of men returned by a com- 
mittee for settling disputes between towns as to soldiers credited to them [year 
not given] ; said Richards claimed by Scarboroiigh and Haverhill; allowed to 
Haverhill ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Muster Master for 
York Co., dated March 12, 1777; Capt. Matthew Fairfield's co., Col. Edward 
Wigglesworth's regt.; reported received State bounty; also, Private, Capt. 
Peter Page's co.. Col. Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service 
from Feb. 24, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, (late) Capt. Matthew Fairfield's co., 
Col. Edward "Wigglesworth's regt. ; return of men who were in service Aug. 
15, 1777 ; also, Capt. Joseph McNall's co., Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; 
return [year not given] ; residence, Dunston ; enlisted for town of Dunston ; 
mustered by Esquire "Wells ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for May, 
1778, dated Camp at "Valley Forge; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for 
Oct., 1778; also, Capt. Peter Page's co.. Col. Edward AViggle.sworth's regt.; 
muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence ; enlisted Feb. 24, 1777 ; 
a?so, Capt. Fowle's co., Col. Smith's regt.; Continental Army pay.accounts 
for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 24, 1780; residence, Berwick. 

Richards, Joseph (also given Joseph, Jr.), Stoughton. Sergeant, Capt. William 
Briggs's CO. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
service, 12 days; also, Capt. William Briggs's co., Col. Joseph Read's regt.; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 7 days; 
also, company return dated Roxbury Camp, Sept. 26, 1775 ; also, 2d Lieutenant, 
Capt. Simeon Leach's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; service, 5 days ; company 
marched from Stoughton March 4, 1776, at the time of fortifjing Dorchester 
Heights; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Simeon Leach's (10th) co. (East co. of 
2d Parish in Stoughton), Col. Benjamin Gill's (3d Suifolk Co.) regt. of Mass. 
militia; list of officers chosen in said regiment; ordered in Council March 25, 
1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned March 23 [ ?], 
1776; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Tlusophihts Wilder's co. ; list of officers of 
Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. ; ordered in Council Feb. 1, 1777, that said officers 
be commissioned; commissions to be dated Dec. 1, 1776; also, 1st Lieutenant, 



IN TPIE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 213 

Richards, Joseph (also given Joseph, Jr.), continued. 

Capt. Tlieophilus Wilder's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776- 
Feb., 1777; engaged Dec. 30, 1776; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 
1777; also, same co. ; list of officers belonging to Col. Dike's regt. who agreed 
to tarry at Dorchester Heights mitil March 1, 1777 ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. 
Abner Crane's co., Col. John Robinson's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allow- 
ance from camp home, dated North Kingston, Dec. 31, 1777 ; said Richards 
credited with allowance for 3 days (56 miles) travel ; also, Captain, 10th co., 
Col. Gill's (3d Suffolk Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned 
Jan. 31, 1778; also, Captain of a company which formed part of a detachment 
of 400 men which marched to Rhode Island to serve for 1 month under Capt. 
Samuel Fisher ; entered service Aug. 11, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 13 (also given 
Sept. 11), 1779; service, 1 mo. 3 days (also given 1 mo. 1 day). 

Richards, Joseph. Capt. Miles Greenwood's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards; enlisted Nov. 11, 1777; service to Feb. 2, 1778, 2 mos. 22 days. Roll 
dated Camp "Winter Hill. 

Richards, Joseph. Private, Capt. Moses Adams's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. 
of guards; muster rolls dated Cambridge, March 2, and April 1, 1778; enlisted 
Feb. 20, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; jomed Feb. 20, 1778; service to April 
3, 1778, 1 mo. 13 days, at Cambridge; also, receipt dated Medway, Jime 16, 
1778, signed by said Richards and others belonging to Capt. Moses Adams's 
CO., Col. Brooks's regt. of guards at Cambridge, for wages for service from 
Nov. 3, 1777, to April 3, 1778, 5 mos., and travel allowance for said term. 

Richards, Joseph. Fifer, Capt. Caleb Moulton's co., commanded by Lieut. 
Eliphalet Hastmgs subsequent to Oct. 11, 1778; Col. Thomas Poor's regt.; 
enlisted Jime 13, 1778 ; discharged Feb. 16, 1779^ service, 8 mos. 14 days, at 
North river, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home; also, Capt. Moul- 
ton's CO., Col. Poor's regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton ; also, 
Lieut. Eliphalet Hastings's co., Col. Poor's regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1778, dated 
King's Ferry. 

Richards, Joseph, Jr., Roxburj-. Private, Capt. Moses "Whitiog's co., Col. John 
Greaton's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
service, 28 days. 

Richards, Josiah, Dedham. Private, Capt. Joseph Guild's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Greaton's re.gt., which assembled April 19, 1775; service, 13 days; also, 
Capt. Daniel Whituig's CO., Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated, 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, company 
return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order on Committee on Clothing, payable to 
Joseph Haven, Selectman of Dedham, dated Dedham, Feb. 27, 1776, signed 
by said Richards and others, for money in lieu of bounty coats, they having 
been previously supplied with coats by said Haven ; also, Private, Capt. Eben- 
ezer Battle's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; service, 5 days, at the time of taking 
and fortifying Dorchester Heights in March, 1776; also, Corporal, Capt. Abel 
Richards's CO., Col. Mclntash's (Mcintosh's) regt.; marched March" 23, 1778; 
discharged April 6, 1778; service, 15 days, at Roxbury and Boston. 

Richards, " Jrom," Falmouth. Private, Capt. John Chadwick's co.. Col. Brewer's 
regt.; return dated Jan. 22, 1778; residence, Falmouth; enlisted for town of 
Falmouth; mustered by Jos. Otis. [See Jrom Richard and Ntram Richard.] 

Richards, Jupiter, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Elijah Crocker's co.. Gen. John 
Thomas's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for boimty coat 
or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 9, 1775. 

Richards, Jupiter, Bridgewater. List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army from Col. Edward Mitchell's (3d Plj-mouth Co.) regt. ; residence, 



214 IMASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AM) SAILORS 

Richards, Jupiter, continued. 

Briilgewater ; engaged for town of Bridgewater ; joined Capt. J.Allen's co., 
Col. Bailey's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered between March 
27, 1777, and April 9, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; 
Col. Bailey's regt. ; enlisted by Capt. Allen ; also. Private, Capt. Adams 
Bailey's (late Capt. Jacob Allen's) co.. Col. John Bailey's (2d) regt.; muster 
roll made up from Jan. 1, 1777, to Jan. 1, 1780; enlisted Feb. 7, 1777 ; reported 
deserted April 14, 1777. 

Richards, Jupiter. Private, Capt. James Allen's co., Col. Simeon Cary's regt. ; 
pay ab-stract for mileage, dated Camp near New York, Aug. 9, 1776 ; mileage 
for 251 miles allowed said Richards. 

Richards, Jupiter. Private, Capt. Abram "Washburn's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot- 
ton's regt. ; inarched March 10, 1781 ; discharged April 1,1781; service, 22 days ; 
company marched to Newport to serve for 40 days. Roll dated Bridgewater. 

Richards, Jupiter. Descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. in 1779 to 
serve in the Continental Army; age, 30 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; engaged for 
town of Bridgewater; delivered to Capt. L. Bailey; reported a negro; also. 
Col. Michael Jack.son's (8th) regt. ; statement of Continental balances ; balance 
certified April 10, 1786; term, 9 months. 

Richards, Lemuel, Dedham. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co. of 4th Parish 
in Dedham ; service, 4 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775. 

Richards, Lemuel. Enlistment agreement dated June -, 1776, signed by said 
Richards and others, engaging themselves to serve until Dec. 1, 1776, unless 
sooner discharged, and to march with despatch to Charlestown, N. H. ; also, 
2d Lieutenant, Capt. Timothy Stow'sco., Col. "Wheelock's regt. ; list of officers 
of a company raised in Needham and Dedham for service at New York and 
Canada; the first division of said company marched July 30, 1776, and the 
second division Aug. 5, 1776, under orders to proceed to Charlestown, N. H., 
where they arrived 8 or 9 days after marching ; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Timothy 
Stow's CO., Col. Ephraim Wheelock's regt. ; pay abstract for wages, mileage, 
etc. ; company stationed at Ticonderoga in 1776 ; also, same regt. ; returns of 
effectives between Sept. 11, 1776, and Nov. 2, 1776, dated Ticonderoga ; reported 
sick at Skeensborough from Aug. 25, 1776, having leave from the General to 
be absent until he should be recruited. 

Richards, Lemuel. Capt. Ebenezer Battelle's co. ; enlisted July 2, 1778 ; dis- 
charged July 17, 1778; service guarding Continental stores at and about 
"Watertown. 

Richards, Luther. Private, Capt. Jacob Ide's co.. Col. Daggett's regt.; service, 
24 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on the alami of Dec. 8, 1776 ; also, 
Capt. Moses Willmarth's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service between 
Aug. 17, 1778, and Sept. 9, 1778, 9 days, on expedition to Rhode Island. 

Richards, ISIitchell (also given Michel and Mitchen), Limenburg. Private, 
Capt. John Joslin's co., Col. Job Cusliiiig's regt. ; service, 1 mo. 7 days; com- 
pany marched from Leominster to Bennington the last of July, 1777, to join 
forces under Col. Seth Warner; also, Capt. Joseph Bellows's co. ; enlisted Oct. 
1, 1777; service to Oct. 19, 1777, 25 days, at Saratoga, including 7 days (140 
miles) travel home ; also, Capt. John Wliite's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's I'egt. ; 
enlisted April 1, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 3 mos. 4 days, at and 
about Boston ; 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 Spring- 
fielil, July 11, 1780; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, light; en- 
gaged for town of Lunenburg ; marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 215 

Richards, Mitchell (also given Michel and Mitchen) , continued. 

of Capt. George Webb ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having pas.sed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, payroll for 6 months men raised by the 
town of Lunenburg for service in the Continental Anny during 1780 ; marched 
July 8, 1780; discharged Dec. 17, 1780; service, 5 mos. 19 days, travel (200 
miles) included. 

Richards, Mitchell. Private, Capt. Job Shattuck's co.. Col. John Robinson's 
regt. ; service, 6 days. Roll made up from time of enlistment to time of 
marchmg and dated Cambridge, March -, 177G. 

Richards, Moses, Dedham. Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co. of 4th Parish 
in Dedham; service, 12 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775; also, 
Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co., Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; service, 5 days, at the time 
of taking and fortifying Dorchester Heights in March, 1776. 

Rica.\RDS, Moses, Rowley. Private, Capt. Edward Payson's co. of militia, which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days ; also, enlistment agree- 
ment dated June -, 1776, signed by said Richards and others, engaging them- 
selves to serve until Dec. 1, 1776, unless sooner discharged, and to march with 
despatch to Charlesto-mi, N. H. ; also, list of men belonging to Col. Loammi 
Baldwin's regt. who were not in the Contmental service but who were enlisted 
for the year 1776 by Capt. Thomas INIighill and his subalterns, dated New York ; 
enlisted Jan. 1, 1776 ; also. Private, Capt. Thomas Mighill's co.. Col. Baldwin's 
(26th) regt. ; abstract for advance pay for Jan., 1776, etc. ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay abstracts for Feb.-May, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract 
for June, 1776, dated New York; also, list of men belonging to the 26th regt. 
who agreed to tarry 6 weeks from the last of Dec, 1776, as returned by Col. L. 
Baldwin, dated Trenton, Jan. 1, 1777; also, Capt. Mighill's co., Col. Bald- 
win's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., on march homeward at close 
of the campaign in 1776, sworn to at Rowley, April 9, 1777 ; 355 miles travel 
allowed said Richards; also, order on Col. Bauldwtn, payable to Lieut. Mark 
Cressey, dated Rowley, Nov. 8, 1777, signed by said Richards and Hmnphrey 
Hobson Richards, for travel allowance from New York home; also, Private, 
Capt. Silas Adams's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt. ; service, 2 mos., probably in May 
and Jime, 1777 ; 9 days (180 miles) travel allowed to and from place of rendez- 
vous ; roll endorsed " f or 2 Months Service at R Island." 

Richards, Nathan (also given Nathaniel), Attleboi-ough. Private, Capt. Moses 
Willmarth's CO., Col. John Daggett's regt. ; service, 2 mos. 25 days, at Rhode 
Island ; regiment raised to serve for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778 ; roll sworn to 
at Taunton; also, Capt. Samuel Robinson's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; 
enlisted July 29, 1778; service, 1 mo. 14 days, at Rhode Island; company 
raised to serve for 6 weeks from July 29, 1778; also. Private, Capt. Jabez 
Barney's co., Lieut. Col. Luke Dnrry's regt. ; enlisted July 23, 1781 ; marched 
July 30, 1781 ; jomed regiment at West Pomt Aug. 11, 1781 : discharged Nov. 
8, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 27 days, at West Point, by order of His Excellency 
John Hancock, mcludmg 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; residence, Attle- 
borough ; engaged for town of Attleborough ; reported cutting wood at New- 
bury; regiment detached from militia to reinforce Continental Army for 3 
months. 

Richards, Nathan. Private, Capt. Abram Washburn's (Bridgewater) co.. Col. 
Edward Mitchell's regt. ; service, 6 days; company marched to Horse Neck in 
Braintree March 4, 1776; also, Capt. James Allen's co.. Col. Simeon Gary's 
regt.; pay abstract for mileage, dated Camp near New York, Aug. 9, 1776; 
mileage for 251 miles allowed said Richards; also. Sergeant, Capt. Nathan 
Packard's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered service July 25, 1778; 



216 :\L\SSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richards, Nathan, cotitinued. 

discliarged Sept. 9, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 16 clays, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn 
to at Plymoutli ; also, Corporal, Capt. James Allen's co., Maj. Eliphalet Carey's 
regt.: marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days; com- 
l)any marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Richards, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Thomas Nash's co., Col. Solomon Lovell's 
regt. ; service, G days, subsequent to March 10, 1776 ; roll sworn to at "Weymouth ; 
also, Capt. Nash's co., Col. David Cushing's regt. ; service, 3 days, in Aug., 
1777, at Hull. 

Richards, Nehemiah. Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co., Col. Thomas Car- 
lienter's regt. ; entered service Aug. :i, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 9, 1778 ; service, 
1 mo. 7 days, at Rliode Island ; roll sworn to at Plymouth ; also, Cai)t. Edward 
Cobb's CO., ]Ma,j. Eliphalet Cary's regt.; marched July 30, 1780; discharged 
Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days; company marched from Abington to Tiverton, 
R. I., on an alarm. 

Richards, Oliver. Descriptive list of men raised to remforce the Continental 
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned 
as received of Justhi Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring- 
field, July 17, 1780; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, dark; en- 
gaged for town of New^nirjqiort ; marched to camp July 17, 1780, under 
command of Capt. Aimer Howard. 

Richards, Peter. Prize Master ; copy of a list dated Boston Harbor, on board the 
brig " Repri.sal," Feb. 10, 1778, of men belonging to the crew of the " Reprisal," 
commanded by Capt. James Brown, taken by a British frigate Feb. 19[?], 
1778. 

Richards, Peter. Lieutenant, Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; Contmental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to March 1, 1778; reported resigned 
March 1, 1778; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Job Sumner's co.. Col. Greaton's regt. ; 
retxuTi of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777; reported dis- 
cliarged Feb. -, 1778. 

Richards, Peter H., Boston. Sergeant, Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co., Col. Jona- 
^ than Brewer's regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent m money dated Prospect Hill, Nov. 13, 1775; 
also, Private, Capt. Thomas Willington's (late Capt. Benjamiji Bullard's) co.. 
Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 
1776 ; certified as having been in service prior to Oct. 1, 1776 ; reported on com- 
mand with Gen. "Washington. 

Richards, Richard, Dedham. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co. of 4th Parish 
in Dedham ; service, 3 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; also, 
Capt. Battle's co., Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; service, 5 days, at the time of takmg 
and fortifying Dorchester Heights in Marcli, 1776. 

Richards, RichjVrd. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., 
dated Camp Mt. "Wasliington, Sept. 30, 1776, signed by said Richards and 
others belonging to Capt. ^yinship's co., for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1, 
1770; also. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Winsliip's (4tli) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas 
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated Nortli Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; also, 
company receipts for wages for Oct.-Dec, 177(i. 

Richards, Robert, Charlestown. List of men mustered between Jan. 27, 1777, and 
Feb. 8, 1777, by Thomas Newhall, INluster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. 
Oliver's co.. Col. Greaton's regt.; term, 3 years; also, Capt. Robert Oliver's 
CO., Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; return [year not given] : residence, Charles- 
town ; enlisted for town of Cliarlestown : mustered by Col. Newhall, Coimty 
Muster Master. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 217 

KiCHARDS, Robert, Richmond. Receipt dated Riclimond, Jan. 8, 1781, for bounty- 
paid said Richards by David Rcsseter and otliers, a committee of the town of 
Richmond, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, 
descriptive list dated Lenox, Aug. 20, 1781, of men raised in Berkshire Co., 
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, and delivered to William Walker, Super- 
intendent for said coimty ; Capt. Bacon's co.. Col. Rossiter's regt. ; age, 32 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, dark; hair, black; occupation, laborer; resi- 
dence, Richmond ; engaged for town of Richmond ; term, 3 years ; reported 
receipted for by Maj . Ashley. 

Richards, Samuel, Boston. Private, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt.; company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order 
for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 25, 1775. 

Richards, Samuel, Dedham. Return for wages and rations of the assistant com- 
missaries of issues, etc., employed in the several magazines and issuing .stores 
in Massachusetts, made by Jas. Richardson, Assistant Deputy Commissary 
General of Issues, endorsed " Aug'st 21st 1779;" said Richards reported as 
Clerk to Assistant Commissary of Issues at magazine at Watertown. 

Richards, Samuel, Roxbury. Private, Capt. William Draper's (2d Roxbury) co., 
Col. William Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service to May 3, 1775, 15 days; also, Capt. Moses Whituig's co., 36th regt.; 
company return dated Fort No. 2, Cambridge, Oct. 5, 1775 ; enlisted ]SIay 5, 
1775; also, Capt. Whiting's co., Col. John Greatjin's regt.; order for boimty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 30, 1775. 

Richards, Samuel. List of prisoners appearing in a return of the main guard, 
dated Cambridge, Sept. 13, 1775, signed by Ephraim Corey, Captain of the 
guard ; said Richards confined 11 nights by Gen. Washington for firing his 
gmi. 

Richards, Samuel. Private, Capt. Roger Libby's co. ; joined Oct. 1, 1779; dis- 
charged Oct. 23, 1779 ; service at the Eastward with detachment of Cumber- 
land Co. militia commanded by Nathaniel Jordan, Esq. 

Richards, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abner Bourn's co., Col. Ebenezer White's 
regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days, at 
Rhode Island, on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. Roll sworn to at Middleborough. 
[Name appears as Samuel Reccord on duplicate roll.] 

Richards, Samuel. Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; engaged Feb. 6, 1779; 
discharged May 5, 1779; service, 3 mos., with guards imder Maj. Gen. Gates 
at and about Boston ; also, same co. ; engaged INIay 6, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 
5, 1779; service, 3 mos. ; also, same co. ; engaged Aug. 6, 1779; service, 8 mos. 
20 days ; also, same co. ; engaged May 1, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. ; also, same co. ; 
engaged Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 6, 1780; service, 2 mos. 6 days; above 
service from May 6, 1779, with guards at and arbout Boston under successive 
engagements of 3 months; also, Sergeant, in command of a detachment from 
Maj. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; engaged Oct. 7, 1780; discharged March 1, 1781; 
service, 4 mos. 23 days, with guards at Watertown after the discharge of Maj. 
Heath. 

Richards, Samuel. Receipt dated Boston, May 18, 1782, for bounty paid said 
Richards by Joseph Tucker, Chairman of Class No. 5 of the town of Milton, to 
serve in the Contmental Armj^ during the war; also. Private, Capt. Matthew 
Chambers's co., Lieut. Col. Calvm Smith's (6th) regt.; return for wages for 
the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Richards for Dec, 1782, 1 mo. ; also, 7th co., 
6th Mass. regt. ; return [year not given, probably 1783] of men entitled to 
$80 gratuity, agreeable to act of Congress of May 15, 1778, for serving during 
the war. 



218 ]VL\SSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richards, Samuel. Treasury pay rolls of Capt. Thomas Cushing's co., for service 
from Jan. 25, 1786, to Jan. 25, 1787, at the Castle ; also, certificate dated Castle 
Island, March 25, 1701, signed by J. Biu-beck, Lieutenant and Guiiner, certi- 
fying that said Richards was a private soldier at Castle Island. 

Richards, Seth. Private, Capt. Eliakim Howard's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's 
regt. ; marched July 30, 1780 ; di-scharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 11 days ; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll dated Bridgewater. 

Richards, Simeon (also given Simon). Corporal, Capt. Eustis's co., Col. John 
Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for .service from 
Jan. 1, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Bombardier, Capt. Benjamin Eiistis's co., 
Col. Crane's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 1, 1777, 
and who had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc. ; enlisted 
Nov. 28, 1777 ; also. Corporal, Capt. Vose's co., Col. Crane's regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; also, descrip- 
tive return made by order of Gen. Heath, dated Jan. 10, 1781 ; Capt. Tliomas 
Vose's CO., 3d Artillery regt.; age, 32 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, 
dark; rank. Corporal; engaged Jan. 5, 1780; term, during war. 

Richards, Solomon, Dedham. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co. of 4th Parish 
in Dedham ; service, 3 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; also, 
Capt. Battle's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; service, 5 days, at the time of taking 
and fortifying Dorchester Heights in March, 1776. 

Richards, Solomon, Newton. Private, Capt. Phineas Cook's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to headquarters at Cambridge imder command 
of Capt. Lieut. John Marean; service, 5 days; also, list of men returned as 
serving on main guard under Maj. Loammi Baldwin at Cambridge, dated ]\Iay 
15, 1775; also, Capt. Phineas Cook's co., Lieut. Col. William Bond's (late Col. 
Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Richards, Solomon, Newton. Enlistment agreement dated Jime -, 1776, signed 
by said Richards and others, engaging themselves to serve until Dec. 1, 1776, 
imle-ss sooner discharged, and to march with despatch to Charlestown, N. H. 
[name crossed out on agreement] ; also. Ensign, Col. Ephraim Wheelock's 
regt. ; returns of effectives between Sept. 11, 1776, and Sept. 28, 1776, dated 
Ticonderoga ; reported on command in the tram by the General's order ; also, 
general order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Oct. 4, 1776, taken from Col. 
"Wheelock's Orderly Book ; said Richards, Ensign, Col. Wlieelock's regt., pro- 
moted to 2d Lieutenant, vice Lieut. Joshua Fullar, advanced ; also, Lieutenant, 
Col. Ephraim Wheelock's regt. ; returns of effectives between Oct. 5, 1776, 
and Nov. 2, 1770, dated Ticonderoga ; reported on command in the train by 
the General's order. 

Richards, Solomon. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's co., Col. Hatch's regt.; 
service, 5 days; company marched at request of Gen. Washington at the time 
of taking Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776. 

Richards, Stephen, Wobum. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 4 days. 

Richards, Thaddeus, Dedham. Private, Capt. Joseph Guild's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Greaton's regt., wliich assembled April 19, 1775; service, 13 days; also, 
Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Battle's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; service, 5 days, 
at the time of taking and fortifying Dorchester Heights in March, 1776; also, 
enlistment agreement dated June -, 1776, signed by said Richards and others, 
engaging themselves to serve imtil Dec. 1, 1776, unless sooner discharged, and 
to march with despatch to Cliarle.stown, N. H. ; also, Corporal, Capt. Timothy 
Stow's CO., Col. Ephraim Wheelock's regt. ; pay abstract for wages, mileage, 
etc. ; company stationed at Ticonderoga hi 1776. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 219 

Richards, Thomas, Ipswich. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re- 
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as havijig passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. [See Thomas Pickard.] 

Richards, Thomas, Stoughtouham. Sergeant, Capt. Edward Bridge Savel's (l.st 
Stoughtonhani) co. of militia. Col. Robinson's regt., which marched on the 
alarm of Ajjril 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Edward Bridge Savell's 
(Stoughtonhani) co., Col. Gill's regt.; service, 5 days; company marched to 
Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776, on an alarm. 

Richards, Thomas. Private, Capt. William Hooper's co. ; service from June 1, 
1776, to date of discharge, Nov. 15, 1776, 5 mos. 15 days. Rolls dated 
Marblehead. 

Richards, Thomas. Seaman, ship "Pliarne," Ebenezer Bradford, Master, bound 
on voyage to South Carolina and Nantes ; portage bill made up for advance 
pay, dated Boston, April 14, 1777 ; engaged Feb. 10, 1777. 

Richards, Thomas. Fifer, Capt. David Brewer's (10th) co.. Col. Abner Perry's 
regt. ; engaged July 28, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 14 days, 
including 3 days (70 miles) travel home ; company marched to Rhode Island 
on an alarm. Roll dated Framingham. 

Richards, Thomas. Private, Capt. Staples Chamberlin's co.. Col. Dean's regt.; 
enlisted March 7, 1781 ; discharged March 14, 1781 ; service, 11 days, including 
travel (60 miles) home ; company marched to Rhode Island by order of His 
Excellency John Hancock to serve on a 40 days expedition. 

Richards, Thomas. Private, Capt. John Hayward's co.. Col. "Webb's regt. ; en- 
listed Aug. 21, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 1, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 20 days, includ- 
ing 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental 
Army for 3 months. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co. 

Richards, Timothy, Jr., Dedham. Private, Capt. Aaron Fuller's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from 1st Parish in Dedham ; service, 
2 days. 

Richards, Will. Private, Capt. Samuel Holden's co., Col. Ebenezer Thayer's 
regt. ; enlisted July 27, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days; 
regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Richards, William, Dedham. Private, Capt. Aaron Fuller's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from 1st Parish in Dedham ; service, 6 days ; 
also, Corporal, Capt. Abel Richards's co.. Col. Mclntash's (Mcintosh's) regt. ; 
marched ISIarch 23, 1778 ; discharged April 6, 1778 ; service, 15 days, at Rox- 
bury and Boston. 

Richards, William, Dorchester (also given Roxbury). Capt. Joel Fletcher's co., 
Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; receipt for advance iiay, signed by said Richards 
and others, dated Camp near Charlestown Road, June 8, 1775; also. Private, 
same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 4, 1775 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 5 days ; also, company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Charles- 
town, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Winter Hill, Dec. 25, 1775. 

Richards, William, Framingham. Private, Capt. Moses Harrington's co.. Col. 
Dike's regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 20, 1776; 
regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777 ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel 
Belcher's co. ; marched Sept. 8, 1779 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 
12 days, under Maj. Gen. Hancock at Castle Island. 

Richards, William, Hopkinton. Corporal, Capt. Amasa Cranston's co., Col. 
Samuel Denny's regt.; enlisted Oct. 28, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 6 days, at Claverack, including travel (200 miles) home ; regiment 
raised for 3 months. 



220 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

BiCHARDS, William, Lynn. Private, Capt. "William Farrington's (2d Lynn) co. of 
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 1!), 1775, towards Concord ; ser- 
vice, 2 days; also, Matross, Capt. "Winthrop Gray's co.. Col. Crafts's (Artil- 
lerj') regt. ; abstract for advance pay, etc., sworn to at Boston, June 8, 1776. 

Richards, William, Marblehead. Capt. John Merrett's (7th) co., Col. John 
Glover's (21st) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Richards and 
others, dated Cambridge, Jmie 27, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; mus- 
ter roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 24, 1775 ; service, 2\ mos. 6 days ; com- 
pany marched to Cambridge ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 
29, 1775. 

Richards, William. Private, Capt. Francis Brown's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt.. 
Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 1778; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 14 days, on expedition to Rhode Island. 

Richards, William. Private, Capt. David Goodwin's co., Col. Cogswell's regt.; 
entered service Sept. 30, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 3 days ; 
company detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

Richards, William. Deputy Field Commissary of Military Stores, Field Commis- 
saay's department ; ai)pointed June 15, 1779 ; rei)orted stationed at Litchfield ; 
also reported as belonging to Jersey. 

Richards, William. Private, Capt. Job Cushiug's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's 
regt. ; enlisted May 19, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 16 days, 
at Tiverton, R. I. 

Richards, William. Sailmaker, ship " Vengeance," commanded by Capt. Thomas 
Thomas; engaged Jime 27, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; service, 2 mos., on 
Penobscot expedition ; vessel reported lost. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Richards, William. Letter from John Hancock to the Council, dated Castle Island, 
Oct. 20, 1779, statmg that said Richards, who was one of the 75 men ordered to 
serve at Castle Island, had applied for a discharge from said service that he 
might join the army under Gen. Washington ; ordered in Coimcil Oct. 20, 1779, 
that Maj. Gen. Hancock be directed to discharge said Richards provided that 
he engage as one of the men ordered to be raised agreeable to resolve of Oct. 
9, 1779, and join the troops destmed to reinforce the Continental Army under 
Gen. Washington. 

Richards, William. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co. ; enlisted May 25, 1780; 
service, 2 mos. 7 days, with guards at and about Boston. 

Richards, William. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Daniel Fisher, Jr.'s (2d) co.. Col. Mc- 
Into.sh's (1st Suffolk Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned 
Sept. 12, 1780. 

Richards, William. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship "Lion," com- 
manded by Capt. Wingate Newman, sworn to at Boston, July 12, 1781 ; age, 
23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark. 

Richards, William. Marine, Continental frigate "Deane," commanded by Capt. 
Samuel Nicholson ; engaged Nov. 20, 1781 ; term, 12 months; reported "Run." 

Richards, William. Private ; pay roll of officers and men detached from Col. Gill's 
regt. for sers'ice mider Capt. John Annstrong on a 40 days expedition to Rhode 
Island; service, 27 (also given 23) days; warrant allowed m Council Aug. 
-, 1782. 

Richards, William, Jr., LJ^ln. Private, Capt. William Farrington's (2d LJ^ln) 
CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, towards Concord; 
service, 2 days. 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 221 



Richards, [M'illiam] Jr. Private, Capt. Edward Bridge Savell's (Stoughton- 
ham) CO., Col. Gill's regt. ; service, 5 days; company marched to Dorche.ster 
Heights March 4, 1776, on an alarm. 

RiCHARDSEN, JOSEPH. Private, Capt. Philip Hubbord's co. ; enli.sted Sept. 1, 1776; 
service to Nov. 13, 1776, 2 mos. 13 days ; company stationed at Kittery Point 
and Old York for defence of seacoast. Roll dated Kittery. 

Richardson-, . [This name also appears under the form of Recharson, Recher- 

son, Ricardson, Richards, Richardsen, Richardsoiis, Richardsiin, Ricliarson, 
Richason, Richenson, Richerdson, Richerson, Richeson, Richesson, Richinson, 
Richordson, Richoson, Richrdson, Richson, Rickardson, Righson, Ritchardson, 
Ritcherson, Ritchson, Rogerson.] 

Richardson, . Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co.. Col. Jacob Garish's 

(Gen-ish's) regt. of guards; service from July 2 to July 16, 1778, 17 days, at 
Winter Hill. 

Richardson, . Fifer, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co.. Col. Jacob Gari.sb's (Ger- 

rish's) regt. of guards ; service from July 2 to July 16, 1778, 17 das's, at Winter 
Hill. 

Richardson, Aaron, Newton. Sergeant, Capt. Phineas Cook's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to headquarters at Cambridge under command 
of Capt. Lieut. John Marean; service, 6 days; also, Ensign, Capt. Phineas 
Cook's CO., Lieut. Col. William Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th 
regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Richardson, Abel, Ashby. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for the term of 
9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of 
April 20, 1778 ; Capt. Robb'sco., Col. Reed's regt. ; residence, Ashby ; engaged 
for town of Ashby ; arrived at Fishkill June 22, 1778 ; also, list of men returned 
as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 
1778. 

Richardson, Abel, Ashby. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of 
June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for 
Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield ; also, descrip- 
tive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 
6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jvme 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin 
Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 10, 1780; 
age, 28yrs. : stature, oft. 7 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for town of Ashby ; 
arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780; marched to camp July 10, 1780, under 
command of Capt. Daniel Shays; also, list of men raised for the 6 months 
service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a 
return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men 
raised by the town of Ashby for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; 
marched July 9, 1780; discharged Dec. 3, 1780; service, 5 mos. 5 days, travel 
(200 miles) included. 

Richardson, Abel, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Solomon Stuart's co., Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt.; marched Aug. 21, 1777; returned Aug. 25, 1777; service, 5 
days; company marched on an alann at Bennington; also, Capt. Fortunatus 
Eager's co.. Col. Ephraim Sawyer's regt.; marched Oct. 2, 1777; discharged 
Oct. 18, 1777 ; .service, 25 days, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home ; com- 
pany marched to reinforce Northern army ; also, descriptive list of men raised 
to remforce 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 13, 1780; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 
ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for town of Lancaster ; marched to camp 
July 13, 1780, imder command of Capt. Thomas Pritchard ; also, list of men 



222 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, Abel, continued. 

raised for the 6 mouths service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having 
passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll 
for G months men raised by the town of Sterling for service in the Continental 
Army duruig 1780; marched to camp July 10, 1780; discharged Jan. 9, 1781; 
service, 6 mos. 9 days, including travel (200 miles) home. 

Richardson, Abel, Medford. Private, Capt. Isaac Hall's co.. Col. Thomas Gard- 
ner's regt., which assembled April 19, 1775; service, 5 days. 

Richardson, Abel, Townsend. Private, Capt. James Hosley's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. William Prescott's regt., wliich marched on tlie alarm of April 19, 1775, 
to Cambridge; service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the aiiny April 27, 1775; 
al$o, Capt. Henry Farwell's (1st) co.. Col. William Prescott's (10th) regt.; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 25, 1775 ; service, 98 days ; also, 
company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Richardson, Abel, Woburn. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched 
on the alann of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 30 days. 

Richardson, Abel. Corporal ; copy of a list of commissioned and non-commissioned 
officers chosen by the town company, dated Ashby, Sept. 29, 1777 ; also, copy 
of a list of men raised to serve for 30 days, dated Ashby, Sept. 30, 1777 ; arrived 
at camp and marched Oct. 1, 1777; also, Corporal, Capt. James Hosley's co. 
of volunteers. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; engaged Sept. 26, 1777 ; discharged 
Nov. 9, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days ; comjiany raised in Townsend, Pejiperell, 
and Ashby, and marched to assist army under Maj. Gen. Gates. 

Richardson, Abel. Sergeant, Capt. John Porter's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's (2d) 
regt. ; engaged Oct. 19, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 days, 
at Claverack, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 
3 months. 

Richardson, Abl4.thar, Attleborough. Sergeant, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 
(Attleborough) co. of Minute-men, which marched probably on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775 ; service, 9 days ; reported returned home ; also, copy of an order 
on Ephraim Newell, Town Treasiu'er of Attleborough, dated July 5, 1776, for 
wages due said Richardson and others for service on the alarm caused by the 
battle of Bunker Hill; also, Sergeant, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d 
Attleborough, also given Attleborough No. 12) co.. Col. Daggett's regt. ; list of 
men who were m the 2 months service at York in 1776, known as the 9th (also 
given 8th) campaign ; said Richardson credited with | turn ; also, Private, 
Capt. Elisha May's co. ; enlisted Sept. -, 1776; discharged Nov. -, 1776; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. ; company served on a 2 months campaig-n at New York ; also, 
Clerk, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's regt.; marched July 
31, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 10 days, including 2 days (36 miles) 
travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of July 31, 
1780. 

Richardson, Abiathar, Woolwich. Private, Capt. Israel Davis's co.. Col. Joseph 
Fry's regt.; marched fnmi home March 4, 1776; service to May 31, 1776, 2 
mos. 28 days, in defence of seacoast; also, same co. ; service from June 1, 1776, 
to Dec. 5, 1776, 6 mos. 5 days, at Boothbay in defence of seacoast ; also, Lieut. 
Nathaniel Winslow's detachment; enlisted Dec. 5, 1776; discharged Dec. 31, 
1776 ; service, 26 days, at Boothbay in defence of seacoast ; also, Lieut. William 
Clark's detachment; enlisted Aug. 25, 1780; discharged Sept. 6, 1780; service, 
13 days, in Lincoln Co. by order of Brig. Gen. Peleg Wadsworth. 

Richardson, Abiathar. Accoimt dated Chelsea, Dec. 20, 1781, rendered by the 
Selectmen, of bounties paid said Richardson and others by the several classes 
of said town to serve in the Continental Army for 3 years or during the war, 



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 223 

Richardson, Abiathar, continued. 

agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, who had been mustered and delivered to 
the Superintendent for Suffolk Co. ; said Richardson received bounty of Capt. 
Jonathan Green and others of the same class; also, return of men raised in 
Suffolk Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Chelsea; 
engaged March 28, 1781 ; temi, 3 years ; also, certificate dated Boston, March 
28, 1781, signed by Edward Green, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., certifying 
that he had mustered said Richardson on above date to serve for 3 years; 
Capt. Pratt's (Chelsea) co.. Col. Procter's regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 
in. ; complexion, dark ; eyes, brown ; hair, black ; occupation, husbandman. 

Richardson, Abiel, Royalston. Sergeant, Capt. Jonas Allen's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 
1 mo. 1 day. 

Richardson, Abijah, Dedham. Descriptive list of men raised in Suffolk Co. to 
reinforce the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned 
as received of Maj. Stephen Badlam, by Capt. Robert Davis, at Roxbury, June 
4, 1778, to be delivered to Brig. Gen. Jonathan Warner, at Fishkill ; Capt. 
Richardson's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; hair, 
dark ; eyes, gray ; occupation, cooper ; nationalitj', American ; residence, Ded- 
ham ; engaged for town of Dedham. [See Abijah Richards.] 

Richardson, Abijah, Medway. List of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental 
service, as returned by Maj. Metcalf, of Col. Wheelock's regt.; also, list of 
men raised to serve m the Continental Army from 1st Medway co., Col. Ben- 
jamm Hawes's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt., as retiu-ned by Joseph Lovell, and 
sworn to at Wrentham by Lieut. Stephen Clark ; residence, Medway ; engaged 
for town of Medway ; jomed Col. Graten's regt. ; term, 3 j'ears, to expire Jan. -, 
1780 ; also, Surgeon's Mate, Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also. Col. Greaton's 
regt. ; return of officers for clothing, dated Boston, May 4, 1778 ; also, order on 
the Board of War, dated Camp Peekskill, Nov. 29, 1778, signed by Col. John 
Greaton, for clothing for officers in his regiment ; also, same regt. ; return of 
officers, dated Boston, Jan. 26, 1780; also, Surgeon, Col. Putnam's regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; 
reported as servmg 7 mos. in Col. Greaton's regt., 5 mos. in Col. Putnam's 
regt. 

Richardson, Abijah, Royalston. Private, Capt. Jonas Allen's co. of INIinute-men, 
Col. Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; .service, 
22^ days; also, Lieut. Jonathan Sibley's detachment. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 26, 1777 ; service, 10 days, 
including 5 days (105 miles) travel home ; detachment marched from Royalston 
to Bennmgton Aug. 21, 1777. 

Richardson, Abijah, Westford. Private, Capt. Tunothy Underwood's co., Col. 
William Prescott's regt. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 9 days; also, Capt. Jonathan Minott's co., 
Col. Baldwin's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home to headquarters and 
return, dated Cambridge, Jan. 12, 1776: also, list of men raised for Continental 
service, as returned by Capt. Zaccheus Wright and Capt. Pelatiah Fletcher, 
endorsed "Westford Feb'y 16 78;" said Richardson, with others, enlisted 
from the town of Westford for 1 year from July -, 1777 ; reported enlisted into 
" the Carpenters Regiment." 

Richardson, Abijah. Receipt given to Benjamin Hej-wood, Paymaster, 4th regt., 
dated Camp Mt. Washington, Sept. 30, 1776, signed by said Richardson and 
others belonging to Capt. Bams's co., for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1, 1776 ; 
also. Private, Capt. Thomas Barnes's (5th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's 



224 IMASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

KiCHARDSON, Abijah, Continued. 

(4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776 ; also, com- 
pany receipts for wages for Sept.-Dec, 177(5; also, Lieut. Col. Nixon's (4th) 
regt. ; return of men who engaged to serve the month of Jan., 1777, dated 
Springfield; also, order on Pajiiiaster, Col. Nixon's (4th) regt., payable to 
John Norton, dated Chatham, Feb. 2, 1777, signed by said Richardson, for 
wages, billeting, etc. 

Richardson, Abijah. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co.. Col. Jacob Garish's 
(Gerrish's) regt. of guards; service from July 2 to July 16, 1778, 17 days, at 
Winter Hill. 

Richardson, Abijah. Private, Sergt. Jonathan Brooks's detachment of Wobum 
militia rai-sed to serve as guards from Jan. 25, 1779, to March 1, 1779, 1 mo. 7 
days, at Bunker Hill. 

Richardson, Aener. Receipt dated Lincoln, April 2, 1781, for bounty paid said 
Richardson by a class of the town of Lincoln, of which Dr. Joshua Brooks and 
others were members, to serve in the Contmental Army for the term of 3 
years; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to 
resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for 
said county; age, 16 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; hair, dark; 
eyes, dark; occupation, fanner; engaged for town of Lincoln; engaged Feb. 
20, 1781 ; term, 3 years. 

Richardson, Addison, Salem. List of captains in Col. John ISIansfield's regt. ; 
ordered in [Provincial] Congress May 27, 1775, that said officers be commis- 
sioned; also. Captain, Col. Mansfield's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
engaged May 9, 1775; service, 3 mos. ; also. Col. Mansfield's (19th) regt. com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company retuni dated Oct. 6, 1775; 
also, Captain ; memorandum of firelocks received of sundry officers and sol- 
diers; date of delivery, Feb. 23, 1776; said Richardson's firelocks delivered for 
Selectmen of Salem ; also. Captain, 5tli co. ; list of men taken from the Orderly 
Book of Col. Israel Hutchinson, of the 27th regt., dated Fort Lee ; reported 
taken prisoner at Fort Washington Nov. 16, 1776; also. Captain, Col. Hutcbm- 
son's regt. ; Continental Araiy pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to 
May 25, 1778; also, Captain, Col. Hutchinson's regt.; petition addressed to 
the Council, dated Boston, Aug. 16, 1777, signed by Col. Israel Hutchinson, 
representing that certain officers who belonged to his regiment in 1776 and 
other officers not of his regiment were prisoners at Long Island, and recom- 
mending that advance pay for 1 month be sent to each oflicer; also, draft of a 
letter of mstructions from the Coimcil to Capt. Thomas Randall, dated Nov. 
3, 1777, directing him to effect the exchange of said Richardson, Captain, and 
other prisoners at Long Island, for British prisoners to be forwarded to New 
York in a cartel ; also, parole agreement dated Boston, Nov. 7, 1777, signed 
• by British officers, prisoners at Boston, granted pennission to proceed to New 
York, agreeing to return unless the Massachusetts officers specified for ex- 
change were released ; Capt. Lawrence R't Campbell to be exchanged for said 
Richard.son, Captain, a prisoner at Long Island ; also, list dated Feb. 24, 1778, 
of prisoners to be exchanged for British prisoners imder parole to be returned 
by Col. Johonnott ; also, list of officers appointed to command men detached 
from militia to reinforce the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Oct. 
9, 1779; said Richardson, Captain, with others, detached from Suffolk and 
Essex Co. brigades; commissioned Oct. 23, 1779; also. Captain, Col. Jacob 
Gerrish's regt.; entered service Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 20 days, at Claverack, including travel (240 miles) home ; regunent 
detached from militia of Suffolk and E.ssex counties to reinforce army imder 
Gen. Washington; also, Captain, Col. Wade's regt. ; entered service Jmie 29, 
1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 24 days, including 12 days (240 



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Richardson, Addison, continued. 

miles) travel home ; regiment detached from Essex Co. militia to serve for 3 
months. 

Richardson, Alford (also given Alfred), Wobum. Private, Capt. Caleb 
Brooks's CO., Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, 
etc., to and from camp, dated Boston, Nov. 27, 1776, and endorsed " at Dochcs- 
ter Heights;" 36 miles travel allowed said Richardson; also, same co. and 
regt.; muster roll for Dec, 177fi-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 1, 1776; service 
guarding stores at Boston ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777 ; also, 
Capt. Jesse Wyman's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; arrived at destijiation 
May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 10, 1777, at Point Judith ; service, 2 mos. 9 
days, at Rhode Island, mcluding 3 days (55 miles) travel to place of destuiation 
and 5 days travel from place of discharge home ; company raised for 2 months ; 
also, Capt. Joshua Reed's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt. ; enlisted July 9, 
1777; service, 5 mos. 26 days, at Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt. ; mus- 
ter rolls dated North Kingston, Dec. 18, 1777, and Jan. 1, 1778; enlistment, 6 
months from July 1, 1777; also, Capt. Edward Richardson's co.. Col. Thomas 
Poor's regt. ; enlisted July 11, 1778, 3 days preceding march ; service, 3 mos. 
13 days, at North river, N. Y. ; reported died Oct. 24, 1778; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778, dated TVest Point. 

Richardson, Allen, Andover. Private, Capt. Samuel Flint's co.. Col. Samuel 
Johnson's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from Scarsdale, N. Y., home ; mile- 
age for 260 miles allowed said Richardson ; waiTant allowed in Council July 
,'' 27, 1778. 

Richardson, Allen, Andover. Receipt dated Andover, April 20, 1781, for bounty 
paid said Richardson bj^ Class No. 9 of the South District of Andover to serve 
in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 
1780; also, descriptive list of men in Continental service; Capt. Francis's co., 
Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 37 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ; hair, 
black ; occupation, farmer ; residence, Andover ; engaged for town of Andover ; 
engaged March 27 (also given March 15) , 1781 ; tenu, 3 years ; reported a 
mulatto; also. Private, Capt. Nathaniel C. Allen's (8th) co., 7th Mass. regt. ; 
muster rolls for Dec, 1782-April, 1783; reported transferred from 9th Mass. 
regt.; also, Capt. Allen's co., 4th Mass. regt.; muster rolls for May-Sept., 
1783 ; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 5 months ; reported on command 
at New Windsor in Sept., 1783. 

Richardson, Amasa, Franklin. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the 
Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 5, 
1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John 
Glover, at Springfield, July 9, 1780; age, 18 yi-s. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; com- 
plexion, ruddy ; engaged for town of Franklin ; arrived at Springfield July 8, 
1780; marched to camp July 9, 1780, mider command of Lieut. Jackson, of 
the artillery ; also, pay roll for 6 months men belonging to the town of Frank- 
lin raised for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 3, 
1780; discharged Dec. 23, 1780; service, 6 mos. 2 days, including travel (200 
miles) home; also. Private, Capt. John Lincoln's co., Col. Joseph Webb's 
regt. ; marched to camp Aug. 20, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1781 ; sers'ice, 3 
mos. 22 days, including 3 days preceding march and travel (210 miles) from 
camp home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Richardson, Ajiasa. Private, Capt. Asa Fairbanks's co.. Col. Benjamin Hawes's 
regt.; service from Sept. 30, 1777, to Oct. .31, 1777, 1 mo. 2 days, at Rhode 
Lsland. Roll dated Wrentham. 

Richardson, Asiasa. Private, Capt. Amos Ellis's co.. Col. Benjamin Hawes's 
regt. ; entered service July 26, 1778 ; discharged Aug. 16, 1778 ; service, 22 
days, at Rhode Island. 



226 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AIs^D SAILORS 

Richardson, Amos, Medway. Private, West co. iii Medway eominaiuled by 1st 
Lieut. Moses Adams, Col. John Smith's regt., wliich marched on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775, and also on the alarm of April 30, 1775, under command of 
Maj. J. Fuller; service, 3daj-s; also. Sergeant, Capt. Josiah Fuller's co.,Col. 
Wheelock's regt. ; service, 23 days; company marched from JNIedway to "War- 
wick, K. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 177G; also, list of men returned by a com- 
mittee of the town of JNIedway April 3, 1778, as havhig rendered service at 
various times subsequent to April 10, 1775; also, Private, Capt. John Ellis's 
CO., Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ; enlisted July 14, 1778; discharged Feb. 24, 1779; 
service, 7 mos. 21 days, includmg 11 days (225 miles) travel home ; regiment 
raised to fortify and secure passes of North river, N. Y. ; also, same co. and 
regt. ; pay rolls for July, Aug., and Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton ; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, dated King's Ferry. 

Richardson, Amos, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Samuel Payson's co., Col. 
Joseph Reed's (20th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 2, 
1775 ; service, 3 mos. 7 days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, 
order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 29, 1775. 

Richardson, Andrew, Andover. Private, Capt. Samuel Johnson's co.. Col. Tit- 
comb's regt. ; arrived at place of rendezvous April 27, 1777; discharged Jime 
27, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, including travel (157 miles) to place of rendez- 
vous and from place of discharge home ; company raised to serve for 2 months 
from time of arrival at Providence, R. I. ; roll dated Bristol ; also, Capt. 
Samuel Johnson's co.. Col. Johnson's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged 
Nov. 30, 1777; service, 4 mos., with Northern army, including 13 days (265 
miles) travel home; also, Capt. John Davis's co.. Col. Jonathan Cogswell's 
regt. ; entered service Sei)t. 27, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 
7 days ; company detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

Richardson, Andrew, Marblehead. Capt. "William Curtis's co., Col. John Glover's 
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Richardson and others, dated 
Cambridge, June 27, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 20, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 17 days. 

Richardson, Andrew, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Baker's co.. Col. Hutchmson's 
(Mass. Line) regt. of 12 months men; list of deserters in 1776. 

Richardson, Andrew, Middleton. Sailor, brigantine "Rover," commanded by 
Capt. Adam "VN'ellman ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Jime 30, 
1780; age, 23yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 m. ; complexion, light ; residence, Middleton. 

Richardson, Andrew, Tewksbury. Capt. Archelaus Towne's co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Bridge's regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Richardson and others, 
dated Cambridge, July 6, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 9, 1775; service, 3 mos. 

Richardson, Andrew, Townsend. Private, Capt. Henrj' Farwell's (1st) co.. Col. 
"William Prescott's (10th) regt. ; mu.ster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 
25,1775; service, 98 days; aZso, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported 
enlisted April 19, 1775. 

Richardson, Andrew. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lindsey's co. ; service from Dec. 
10, 1776, to March 18, 1777, 3 mos. 9 days ; company raised in Marblehead to 
reinforce Continental Army; affidavit dated Marblehead, June 25, 1840, made 
by Nathaniel Lindsey, son of Capt. Lijidsey, on reverse of roll, declares the 
.same to be a true copy of the original found among his father's papers, and 
that the service was rendered at Rhode Island. 

Richardson, Andrew. Private, Capt. Timothy Heald's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's 
regt.; entered .service June .30, 1779; discharged Sept. 25, 1779; service, 2 mos. 
27 days, on Penobscot expedition. 



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KiciLiRDsuN, Asa, Billerica. List of men raised for Continental service from 7th 
Middlesex Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Edward Fanner; residence, Bil- 
lerica; engaged for town of Billerica; joined Capt. Danforth'sco., Col. Nixson's 
regt.; term, 3 years; also, Private, 7th co., Col. Nixon's regt.; Continental 
Army pay accoimts for service from May 2, 1777, to Dec. ai, 1779; also, Capt. 
Elijah Danforth's co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's (5th) regt. ; return of men who 
were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subse- 
quently except on furlough, etc., certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 
1779; also, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; muster roll for 
May, 1779, dated Highlands ; enlisted May 2, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for Aug., Sept., and Oct., 1779; also, Lieut. Col. 
Daniel Whiting's co., Col. Nixon's (6th) regt. ; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 
1779, dated Soldier's Fortime; also, Lieut. Colonel's co., 6th Mass. regt.; 
return for clothing delivered for the year 1780 ; receipt for said clothing, dated 
Peekskill, Dec. 5, 1779; also, Lieut. Colonel's (7th) co., Col. Nixon's regt.; 
Continental Anny pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 2, 1780; 
also, Lieut. Col. Whiting's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; pay roll for Jan.-June, 
1780 ; reported discharged May 2, 1780. 

R1CILA.RDS0N, Asa. List of men probably from Wobum imder Capt. John Rich- 
ardson, dated May 1, 1775 ; reported enlisted ; also, return dated May 15, 1775, 
showing nimiber of men in the train band of the 2d co. of Wobum and those 
enlisted mto the army, etc., as returned by CajJt. Jonathan Fox to Col. Green 
■at Cambridge ; reported enlisted into the army. 

Richardson, Asa. Private, Capt. Thomas Willington's (late Capt. Benjamin Bul- 
lard's) CO., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Tioon- 
deroga, Nov. 27, 1776; certified as having been in service prior to Oct. 1, 1776. 

RiCHARDSOX, Asa. Private, Capt. John Dix's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt.. Gen. 
Lovel's brigade; enlisted July 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 1 
mo. 17 days, on expedition to Rhode Island, including 4 days (71 miles) travel 
home. 

RiCHARDSox, Asapt[?], Medway. List of men returned by a committee of the 
town of Medway April 13, 1778, as having rendered service at various times 
subsequent to A^jril 19, 1775. 

Richardson, Barnabas, Wobum. Account showing sums of money to be paid 
from the public treasury to sundiy persons for losses sustained at battles of 
Lexington and Bunker Hill; amounts allowed in Coimcil June 13, 1776; also, 
Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for 
travel allowance, etc., to and from camp, dated Boston, Nov. 27, 1776, and 
endorsed "at Dochester Heights ; " 36 miles travel allowed said Richardson; 
also, Capt. Jesse Wyman's co.. Col. Jacob Garrish's (Gerrish's) regt. of guards ; 
muster roll dated Bimker Hill, March 6, 1778; company detached to guard 
Lieut. Gen. BurgojTie's army; also, same co. and regt.; enlisted Feb. 18, 
1778; service to May 18, 1778, 3 mos., at Bunker Hill; also. Sergeant, Capt. 
John Dix's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt., Gen. Lovel's brigade ; engaged July .30, 
1778 ; dLscharge'd Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 17 days, on expedition to Rhode 
Island, including 4 days (71 miles) travel home. 

Richardson, Bartholomevt. Account showing sums of money to be paid from 
the public treasury to sundry persons for losses sustained at battles of Lexing- 
ton and Bmiker Hill ; amovmts allowed in Council Jime 13, 1776. 

Richardson, Bartholomew. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co.. Col. Jacob 
Garish's (Gerrish's) regt. of guards; sei-vice from July 2 to July 16, 1778, 17 
days, at Winter Hill. 



228 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

KiCH,\KD.soN', Benjamin, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Stephen Richardson's (Attle- 
borough) CO. of Minute-men, which marched probably on tlie alann of April 
19, 1775; service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the army May 1, 1775; also, 
Capt. Caleb Richardson's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted JNIay 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days: also, Corporal, 
same co. and regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bomity 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 20, 1775; also, 
Capt. Stephen Richardson's ith (2d Attleborough, also given Attleborough 
No. 12) CO., Col. Dagget's regt. ; list of men who were in the 8 months service 
at Roxbury in 1775, known as the 1st campaign ; also, same co. and regt. ; list 
of men who served in the 5 months campaign at York in 1776, known as the 
Gth campaign ; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Richardson's co. of No. 12 
Attleborough, servmg in the 10th campaign for 2 months at Rhode Island in 
1777; also, Capt. Richardson's 4th (2d Attleborough) co., Col. Dagget's regt.; 
list of men who served in the 12th campaign at Rhode Island in May, 1777. 

Richardson, Benjamin, Braintree. Private, Capt. Seth Turner's (Independent) 
CO. ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; service, 8 mos., 1 week, 6 days. 

Richardson, Benjamin, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Ithamar Wright's co. of 
Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 15 days; 
reported retiuiied home May 1, 1775; also, li.st of men, dated Brookfield, June 
30, 1778, showmg service credited to them, respectively, as returned by the 
committee chosen to make an average of the service rendered to the credit of 
the .3d Precinct of Brookfield ; total amoimt of service rendered made to average 
5^ months for each smgle poll in said precinct ; said Richardson credited with 
IJ mos. service. 

Richardson, Benjamin, Gloucester. List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army [year not given] ; residence, Gloucester ; engaged for town of Gloucester. 

Richardson, Benjamin, Leice.ster. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Newhall's co. 
of militia, which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; ser- 
vice, 10^ days; reported returned home; also. Captain, 1st co. (North co. in 
Leicester), Col. Samuel Denny's (1st Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; 
list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment, dated Leices- 
ter, iSIarch 28, 1776; ordered in Coimcil April 4, 1776, that said officers be com- 
missioned; reported commissioned Aprils, 1776; also. Captain; list of officers 
chosen to command three companies drafted from [Brig.] Jonathan Warner's 
brigade, as returned by said Warner to Maj. Gen. Warren, July 27, 1776, the 
companies to serve at and about Boston ; also, return of company officers of 
Col. Dike's regt., showing number of men pre.sent under them and also those 
not joined, dated Dorchester, Sept. 21, 1776, and endorsed " Off'rs to be Comis- 
sioned ; " company probably jomed from Col. Holman's regt., Brig. Warner's 
brigade ; also, retum of officers who marched to camp to join Col. Dike's regt., 
dated Dorchester, Sept. 27, 1776; said Richardson, Captain, with other officers 
in his comi)any, marched Aug. -, 1776; ordered in Council Sept. 27, 1776, that 
said officers be commissioned ; regiment raised for defence of Boston ; also. Col. 
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home to Dorchester Heights, dated 
Sept. 4, 1776; also, same regt.; pay abstract for traver allowance, etc., from 
Dorchester Heights home, dated Nov. 28, 1776 ; said Richardson credited with 
allowance for 3 days (.55 miles) travel. 

Richardson, Benjamin, Wobum. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 
2 days. 

Richardson, Benja.min. Private, Capt. Israel Trow's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; service between May 14, 1777, and July 6, 1777, 48 days, at Rhode Island. 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 229 

Richardson, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Co\vdrj''s co.. Col. Jacob Garish's 
(Gerrish's) regt. of guards; service from July 2 to July If J, 1778, 17 days, at 
Winter Hill. 

Richardson, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Elisha May's co.. Col. John Daggett's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 23, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 2, 1778 ; service, 11 days, 
at Rhode Island, including travel (2 days) home. Roll sworn to at Attlebor- 
ough. 

Richardson, Benjamin. Descriptive list of men mustered in Bristol Co. by James 
Leonard, Muster Master, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 
months from the time of their arrival at Springfield, dated Oct. 29, 1779; 9th 
CO., Col. Carpenter's regt.; age, 29 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, 
light ; hair, light ; eyes, blue ; engaged for town of Rehoboth ; reported deliv- 
ered to Capt. L. Bailey; also, list of 9 months men; entered service July 26, 
1779; discharged April 2(5, 1780. 

Richardson, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Alexander Foster's co., Col. Isaac Dean's 
regt. ; marched Aug. 4, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 7 days, includ- 
ing 2 days (36 miles) travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on 
the alarm of July 31, 1780. Roll swoni to at Attleborough. 

Richardson, Benjamin. Fifer, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Hal- 
let's regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 
mos. -4 daj'S, at Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home ; regi- 
ment detached to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Richardson, Benjamin. Privftte, Capt. Caleb Champney's co. of guards ; enlisted 
Feb. 1, 1781 ; discharged May 1, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day, at and about Bos- 
ton guarding Continental stores at request of Gen. Heath. 
/ 

Richardson, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Benjamin Allton's co.. Col. John Rand's 
regt. ; entered service July 9, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Oct. 
/ 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 12 days, at West Pomt, including travel (190 miles) 
home ; regiment raised for 3 months ; roll sworn to at Charlton ; also, order on 
Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to John Harbach, Jr., dated Sutton, March 
4, 1782, signed by said Richardson and others, for wages, etc., for service in 
Capt. Alton's co.. Col. Rand's regt., at West Point in 1780. 

Richardson, Benjamin, Jr., Leicester. Fifer, Capt. Benjamin Richardson's co.. 
Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home to Dorchester 
Heights, dated Sept. 4, 1776; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel 
allowance, etc., from Dorchester Heights home, dated Nov. 28, 1776; said 
Richardson credited with allowance for 3 days (55 miles) travel. 

Richardson, Benjamin Allen. Private, corps of invalids ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Dec. 8, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Lieut. Osgood 
Carleton"s co. of invalids stationed at Boston, Col. Lewis Nichola's regt. ; mus- 
ter rolls dated Sept. 9, and Oct. 2, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for 
Oct., 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Nov. 1, 1779; reported 
sick and absent ; also, Capt. McFarland's corps of mvalids ; Continental Ai-my 
pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 1, 1780; term, dui-mg war; 
reported transferred from mixed corps ; also rejiorted discharged; a^so, accomit 
rendered against the United States for amounts paid by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts to Maj. Caleb Gibbs and men in Col. Washington's guards and 
others, as exhibited by Committee on Claims in behalf of Massachusetts against 
the United States, Sept. 21, 1787. 

Richardson, Caleb, Attleborough. Fifer, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co.. Col. 
Timothy Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 1, 1775 ; 
service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for 
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 20, 1775. 



230 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, Caleb, Attleborougli. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Moses "Willmarth's (9th) 
CO., Col. John Dagget's (4th Bristol Co.) regt., which marched in response to 
the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 11 days; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Moses 
Wilmarth's (8th) co., Col. John Daggatt's (4th Bristol Co.) regt. of Mass. 
militia ; list of officers chosen m said regiment, dated Attleborougli, March 18, 
177(5; ordered in Coimcil Marcli 21, 1776, that said officers he commissioned; 
reported commissioned March 21, 177(5. 

Richardson, Caleb, Attleborougli. Captain, Col. Timothy Walker's (Bristol Co.) 
regt. ; return of officers, dated May 2.3, 1775 ; ordered in Provincial Congress 
May 24, 1775, that said officers be commissioned ; also, Captain, same regt. ; re- 
tm'ns of officers for rations between June 11, 1775, and July 25, 1775, dated 
Roxbui-y ; also, same regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 24, 
1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, company return dated Oct. G, 1775; also, 
return dated Watertown, Sept. 13, 177(5, made by a committee appointed to 
raise men in Bristol Co. to join the Continental Army at New York; the men 
raised in Attleborough and Easton from Col. Daggett's regt. marched July 22, 
1776, imder command of said Richardson, Captain, and hired a wagon to carry 
their baggage to New Haven ; also, receipt given to Col. Caiy, dated Chelsea 
Camp, Aug. 20, 1776, signed by said Richardson, Captain, for mileage for him- 
self and company; also, Cai)tain, Col. Danforth Keyes's regt.; engaged June 
27, 1777; service to July 27, 1777, 1 mo., at Rhode Island; I'oll dated Warren 
and sworn to at Headquarters, Providence ; also, same regt. ; regimental pay 
abstract made up from Dec. 1 [1777], to end of service, including travel allow- 
ance home; also, same regt.. Gen. Palmer's brigade; return of officers who 
marched on a " late " expedition to Rhode Island, dated Germantown, Dec. 11, 
1777 ; also, account dated Boston, Oct. 24, 1778, rendered by said Richardson 
against the state of Massachusetts Bay for 3 mos. 15 days service as Captam 
in Col. Jacobs's regt., he having been detached June 27, 1778, and discharged 
Oct. 15, 1778, and for subsistence from Jime 27, 1778, to Oct. 12, 1778, 105 
days ; also, Captain, Col. John Hathaway's regt. ; entered service March 25, 
1779; service, 21 days, at Rhode Island; also, Captam, Col. Abiel Mitchel's 
regt.; appointed July 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; .service, 3 mos. 21 
days ; regiment raised to reinforce the Contmental Army for 3 months. 

Richardson, Caleb, Stoneham. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 6 days. 

RichjVRDson, Caleb. Private, Capt. Moses Willmarth's co., Col. Isaac Dean's 
regt.; marched July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 10 days, at 
Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Attleborough. 

Richardson, Caleb, Jr. List of men mustered for Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. 
subsequent to Sept. 16 [year not given, probably 1777], by James Leonard, 
Muster Master for Bristol Co.; Capt. Caleb Richardson's co. ; also, PriA'ate, 
Capt. Caleb Richardson's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 12, 
1777; service to Jan. 1, 1778, 3 mos. 18 da^ys, at Rhode Island; also, .same co. 
and regt. ; pay roll dated Warren, Dec. 3, 1777, and sworn to at Headquarters, 
Providence. 

Richardson, Charles, Stoneham. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 13 days. 

Richardson, Charles. Capt. Addi.son Richardson's co.. Col. Mansfield's regt.; 
order for advance pay, signed by .said Richard.son and others, dated Cambridge, 
June 14, 1775; reported as having taken tlie oath in Middlesex Co. July 1, 
1775, required by Congress to be taken by the Mass. army. [See Cliarles 
Williams.] 

Richardson, Charles. Private, Capt. William Green's co.. Col. Cyprian How's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 9, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Nov. 



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Richardson, Charles, co7itinii£d. 

1, 1780; service, 2 mos. 28 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) 
home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 
Richardson, Charles, Jr., Worcester. List of men drafted from Worcester Co. 
militia to march to Horse Neck under command of Col. Denny [year not 
given], but who failed to join regiment ; reported drafted from town of Worces- 
ter ; drafted into Capt. Ebenezer Lovel's co. 
Richardson, Convers. Private, Capt. Asa Laurance's co. of volunteers. Col. Jona- 
than Reed's regt. ; entered service Sept. 27, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; 
service, 1 mo., at the Northward, including travel home; company raised in 
Littleton and Westford and marched to assist army under Gen. Gates. 
Richardson, Daniel, Attleborough. Corporal, Capt. Stephen Richardson's (Attle- 
borough) CO. of Minute-men, which marched probably on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; 'service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the anny May 1, 1775; also, Ser- 
geant, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engagedMay 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; a Zso, company 
return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent m money 
dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 20, 1775; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th 
(2d Attleborough, also given Attleborough No. 12) co.. Col. John Dagget's 
regt. ; list of men who were in the 8 months service at Roxbury in 1775, known 
as the 1st campaign; also, Sergeant, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. John 
Daggett's regt. ; service, 25 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on the 
alami of Dec. 8, 1777 [6] ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Alexander Foster^s co.. 
Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service from July 27, 1778, to Aug. 12, 1778, 17 
days, on expedition to Rhode Island ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Alexander 
Foster's (4th) co., 4th Bristol Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; com- 
missioned July 31, 1779; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Alexander Foster's co., Col. 
Isaac Dean's regt. ; marched July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 
10 days, including 2 days (36 miles) travel home ; company marched to Tiver- 
ton, R. I., on the alarm of July 31, 1780 ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Robm- 
son's CO., Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; marched March 6, 1781 ; discharged March 
14, 1781 ; service, 9 (also given 11) days, at Rhode Island ; 2 days (36 miles) 
travel allowed from Rhode Island to Attleborough ; roll endorsed " for 40 days." 
Richardson, Daniel. Private, Capt. Asa Fairbanks's co.. Col. Benjamin Hawes's 
regt. ; service from Sept. 30, 1777, to Oct. 31, 1777, 1 mo. 2 days, at Rhode 
Island. Roll dated Wrentham. 
Richardson, Daniel. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co.. Col. Benjamin Fos- 
ter's (Lincohi Co.) regt. ; discharged Oct. 3, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. ; company 
called out three different times for service at Machias; also, certificate [date 
not given] signed by Capt. Jabez West, certifying that Capt. Stephen Smith, 
Muster Master for Lincoln Co., had paid said Richardson and others belongmg 
to Capt. West's co. the bounty allowed them for engaging to serve on the 
expedition against St. Johns ; also, Capt. Jabez West's co. ; enlisted Oct. 3, 
1777: discharged Dec. 6, 1777; service, 2 mos. 12 days; company raised for 
expedition against Nova Scotia and contiimed in service at Machias for its 
defence; also, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co. of volunteers: service from July 28, 
1779, to Sept. 28, 1779, 2 mos., on expedition to Majorbagaduce. 
Richardson, Daniel, Jr., Medway. Private, Capt. Joshua Partridge's (1st Med- 
way) CO. of militia. Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775; service, 9 days; also, Capt. Hezekiah Bullard's (1st Medway) 
CO. of militia. Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
30, 1775 : service, 2 days : also, list of men returned by a committee of the town 
of Medway April 13, 1778, as havmg rendered service at various times subse- 
quent to April 19, 1775. 



232 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Ricii.\RDSox, David, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Jabez Ellis's (Attleborough) 
CO. of Miimte-men and militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
service, 7 days; also, copy of an order on Ephraim Newell, Towm Treasurer of 
Attleborough, dated July 5, 1776, for wages due said Richardson and others for 
service on an alarm caused by the battle of Bunker Hill. 

Richardson", David, "SYoburn. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 5 days. 

Richardson, David. Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d Attleborough, also given 
Attleborough No. 12) co., Col. Daggett's regt. ; list of men who were in the 
2 months service at York in 1776, known as the 9th (also given 8th) campaign ; 
said Richardson credited with ^ turn. 

Richardson, David. Private, Capt. John Oliver's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's 
regt.; service, 104 days, travel included; company served in the Jerseys; 
warrant for pay allowed in Council Aug. 12, 1777. 

Richardson, David. Private, Capt. John Minott's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster 
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Dracut; enlisted Dec. 19, 
1776; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also, Capt. Stephen Rus- 
sell's CO., Col. Samuel Bullard's regt., Gen. Warner's brigade ; enlisted Avig. 
15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 28 days, in Northern de- 
partment, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ;' roll dated Dracut. 

Richardson, David. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co. ; service from Nov. 3 
to Nov. 19, 1778, 17 days; company detached from Col. Nathan Sparhawk's 
(7tli) regt., Gen. Warner's brigade, to reinforce guards at the barracks m Rut- 
land under Col. Jacob Garrish (Gerrish) and to escort troops of Saratoga con- 
vention to Enfield, Comi. Roll dated Petersham. 

Richardson, David. Private, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's 
regt. ; marched Aug. 4, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 7 days, includ- 
ing 2 days {3G miles) travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on 
the alarm of July 31, 1780. Roll sworn to at Attleborough. 

Richardson, Ebenezer, Billerica. Private, Lieut. Oliver Crosby's detachment 
from 3d Billerica co.. Col. Green's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775, and was at Concord battle and afterwards at Cambridge ; also, Capt. 
Jonathan Stickney's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 
1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company return 
dated Cambridge, Sept. 25, 1775. 

Richardson, Ebenezer, Charlesto^vn. Private, Capt. John Walton's co., Col. 
Brooks's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 31, 1776; also, same co. and regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 27, 1776; discharged Nov. 16, 1776; .service, 2 mos. 1 day, includ- 
ing 11 days (225 miles) travel home ; roll dated North Castle. 

Richardson, Ebenezer, Lj-nn. Capt. Addi.son Richardson's co.. Col. John Mans- 
field's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Richardson and others, 
dated Cambridge, Jime 8, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 18, 1775, service, 2 mos. 18 days ; also, com- 
pany receipt for wages due to Aug. 1, 1775, dated Cambridge; also, Capt. 
Richardson's co.. Col. Mansfield's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel 
Hutchinson ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or 
its equivalent in money dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 27, 1775. 

Richardson, Ebenezer, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Israel Trow's co.. Col. John 
Hathaway's regt. ; service, 21 days, in April and ISIay, 1777, at Rhode Island ; 
said Richardson reported as among those who did not agree to tariy 2 months, 
and 2 days (.38 miles) travel was allowed him to return home ; company raised 
in Bristol Co.; also, Capt. Abiel Clap's co., Col. Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 2^3 



EicHARDSON, Ebenezer, Continued. 

regt. ; service, 34 days ; company marched to Rhode Island July 24, 1777 ; 
also, Capt. Silas Cobb's cc. Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 2, 
1777 ; service to Jan. 2, 1778, 3 nios. 29 days, at Rhode Island ; also, same co. 
and regt.; pay roll for Dec, 1777, swom to at Providence; also, Capt. John 
Dean's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's (4th Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 1, 
1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island on the alarm 
of Aug. 1, 1780 ; also, Capt. Josiah Keith's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; entered 
service March 4, 1781 ; discharged March 16, 1781 ; service, 13 days ; regiment 
raised in Bristol Co. for service at Rhode Island by order of His Excellency 
John Hancock. 

Richardson, Ebenkzer, Needham. Private, Capt. Robert Smith's co., Col. Wil- 
liam Heath's regt. ; service, 11 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
also, Capt. Whiting's co., 36th regt. ; company return dated Fort No. 2, Cam- 
bridge, Oct. 5, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; also, Capt. Moses Whiting's CO., 
Col. John Greaton's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Cambridge, Dec. 30, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Hopestill Hall's co.. Col. 
Lemuel Robinson's regt. ; enlisted Jan. 30, 1776; service to time of marching, 
22 days ; roll dated Dorchester ; also, pay roll for same service dated Roxburj- ; 
also, receipt dated Albany, Nov. 28, 1776, for bounties paid said Richardson 
and others by Capt. Samuel Forster, of Col. Graton's regt., to serve in the 
"Contmental Army durmg the war; also, list of men raised to serve in the 
Continental Army from Col. William Mclntash's (Mcintosh's) 1st Suffolk Co. 
regt. ; residence, Needham ; engaged for town of Needham ; joined Capt. 
Foster's co.. Col. Greaton's reg-t. ; term, dujing war ; also, list of men mustered 
by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 16, 
1777; Capt. Foster's co.. Col. Greaton's regt.; also. Corporal, Capt. Samuel 
Foster's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from Feb. 24, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster 
roll for Dec, 1777, dated Albany; enlisted Feb. 24, 1777; a«o, same co. and 
regt. ; return [year not given] ; mustered by County Mu,ster Master Barber; 
also, 3d CO. commanded by Lieut. James Tisdale, Col. Greaton's (2d) regt. ; 
muster roll dated White Plains, July 20, 1778 ; also, (late) Capt. Foster's co. 
commanded by Lieut. James Tisdale, Col. Greaton's regt. ; muster roll dated 
White Plains, Aug. 5, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Aug., 
1778, dated White Plains ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Sept., 1778 : 
also, Capt. Tisdale's co., Col. Greaton's regt. ; muster roll for March, 1779, dated 
" Cortond Manner ; " also, Capt. Tisdale's (8th) co.. Col. Greaton's regt. ; mus- 
ter roll for April, 1779, dated " Crompond ; " also, same co. and regt. ; muster 
roll for Jime, 1779, dated Constitution Island ; also, sameco. and regt. ; muster 
roll for July, 1779, dated Camp Highlands : also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
for Sept., 1779, dated Camp Bedford ; also. Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; Con- 
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; also. 
Corporal, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Aug. and Sept., 1780, dated Camp 
Orangetown ; reported preferred Sept. 1, 1780 ; also, descriptive list dated West 
Point, Jan. 25, .1781 ; Capt. Tisdale's co., Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; age, 31 
(also given 37) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark (also 
given brown) ; eyes, dark ; residence, Needham ; enlisted Feb. 5, 1777, by Capt. 
Tisdale ; enlistment, during war ; also. Sergeant, Capt. James Tisdale's co.. Col. 
John Greaton's regt. ; muster rolls for Feb., March, and April, 1781, dated West 
Point ; reported on furlough ; also, muster roll for Jime, 1781, dated Camp 
Phillipsburgh ; reported on command at West Point ; also, muster rolls for Aug. 
and Sept., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill ; reported on command at West Point ; 
also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated Camp Highlands; reported on 
command at the Lines; also, muster rolls for Dec, 1781, Jan. and Feb., 1782, 
dated Hutts New Boston; also, Capt. Tisdale's (3d) co., Col. Greaton's regt.; 



234 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 



Richardson, Ebenezer, continued. 

muster rolls for Sept. and Oct., 1782; also, Capt. Tisdale's co., 3d Mass. regt. 
commanded by Lieut. Col. James Mellin; muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1783; 
reported on furlough until April 6, 1783 ; also, descriptive list of men in Con- 
tinental service; Capt. James Tisdale's co., 3d Mass. regt. commanded by 
Lieut. Col. Millin ; rank, Sergeant ; age, 38 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; com- 
plexion, light; hair, brown; occupation, yeoman; residence, Needham; en- 
gaged March 5, 1777, by Capt. Tisdale at Needham; term, during war; also, 
3d CO., 3d Mass. regt. ; list of men furloughed in 1783; leave given said Rich- 
ardson by Gen. Putnam at Hutts New Windsor Feb. 6, 1783, to go to Needham 
for 2 months ; also, accounts current showing clothing charged to men belonging 
to Capt. James Tisdale's co. ; clothing charged said Richardson on various 
dates between Nov. 20, 1782, and Jmie 8, 1783. 

Richardson [Ebenezer], Reading. Private, Capt. Thomas Eaton's co., Col. 
Green's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 

RiCH^VRDSON, Ebenezer, Shrewsbury. Private, Capt. Robert Andrews's co. of 
Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from 2d Parish in 
Shrewsbury to Cambridge ; service, 2 weeks 5 days. 

Richardson, Ebenezer, Townsend (also given Canaan, Lincoln Co.) . List of men 
raised to serve in the Contmental Army from Capt. Hosley's co.. Col. Jona- 
than Reed's (6th Middlesex Co.) regt., as returned to Brig. Gen. Prescott; 
residence, Townsend ; enlisted for town of Town.send ; jomed Capt. Maxwell's 
CO., Col. Bailey's regt.; enlistment, 3 years; also, Corporal, Lieut. Colonel's 
CO., Col. Bailey's regt. ; Contmental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 
1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported as servmg 7 mos. 15 days as Corporal, 4 mos. 
15 days as Sergeant; also, descriptive list dated Jan. 27, 1781; Capt. Jvidah 
Alden's co., 2d Mass. regt. ; stature, 6 ft. 3 in. ; complexion, dark : hair, black ; 
residence, Canaan, Lincoln Co. ; enlisted Jan. 20, 1777, by Lieut. Ball at Town- 
send ; enlistment, during war. 

Richardson, Ebenezer, Watertown. List of G months men raised agreeable to 
resolve of Jime 5, 17<S0, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Siiper- 
intendent for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield ; 
also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Contmental Army for the 
term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 5, 1780; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 
5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Watertown; arrived at 
Springfield July 5, 1780 ; marched to camp July 5, 1780, imder command of 
Capt. Frothingham, of the artillery; also, list of men raised for the 6 months 
service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as havmg passed muster in a return 
dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by 
the town of Watertown for service in the Continental Army during 1780; 
marched July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 21, 1780; service, 5 mos. 29 days, 
including travel (215 miles) home. 

Richardson, Ebenezer, Winchendon. List of men raised to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army, as returned by Capt. John BojTiton, dated Feb. 21, 1778: resi- 
dence, "Winchendon ; engaged for town of AVinchendon ; joined Capt. "William 
Warner's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; tenn to expke .Jan. -, 1780. 

Richardson, Ebenezer. Ca])t. Scott's co.. Col. Sargant's regt. : order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 28, 1775. 

Richardson, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Samuel Low's co., Col. Simonds's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt.; entered service Sept. 5, 1777; discharged Oct. 1, 1777; ser- 
vice, 27 days, at Pawlet. 

Richardson, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co., Col. Brooks's 
regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 4, 1777; service to Feb. 25, 1778, 3 mos. 23 days, 
at Cambridge, Fort No. 2, guarding troops of convention. 



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 235 

RiCH^VRDSoN, Ebenkzer. Capt. Simeon Brown's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of 
guards ; service from April 2, 1778, to July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 2 days ; roll dated 
Camp Winter Hill ; alio, same co. and regt. ; .service from July 2 to July 12, 
1778, 10 days ; roll dated Camp Winter Hill. 

Richardson, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., Col. Haws's regt.; 
service between July 20, 1778, and Aug. 20, 1778, 22 days, at Rhode Island. 
Roll swoni to at Wrentham. 

Richardson, Ebenezer. Sergeant, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co.. Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; service from July 31, 1778, to date of discharge, Sept. 14, 
1778, 1 mo. 15 days ; company raised for 6 weeks service at Rhode Island. Roll 
dated Petersham. 

Richardson, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Levi Brown's co., of Adams, Col. A.sa 
Barnes's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. ;iO, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 
7, 1781 : service, 9 days; company detached on the alarm of Oct. 30, 1781, and 
joined anny under Gen. Stark at Saratoga. 

Richardson, Edmund, Reading. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co., Col. Nicholas 
Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., to and from camp, dated 
Boston, Nov. 27, 1776, and endorsed " at Dochester Heights; " 44 miles travel 
allowed said Richardson. 

Richardson, Edmund, Wobiim. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 25 days. 

Richardson, Edmund. Private, Capt. Jonas Richardson's co.. Col. James Frye's 
(1st) regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775]; enlisted July 15, 1775; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 
22, 1775. 

Richardson, Edmund. Private, Capt. Joshua Reed's co., Col. John Robinson's 
regt. ; enlisted July 9, 1777; service, 2 mos. 22 days; also, same co. and regt.; 
muster roll dated North Kingston, Dec. 18, 1777; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 
1778 ; reported not joined. 

Richardson, Edmund. Musician, Capt. Jesse Wj-man's co.. Col. Jacob Garrish's 
(Gerrish's) regt. of guards ; muster roll dated Bimker Hill, March 6, 1778 ; com- 
pany detached to guard Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne's army ; also, same co. and regt. ; 
enlisted Feb. 21, 1778 ; service to May 18, 1778, 2 mos. 27 days, at Bunker Hill. 

Richardson, Edmund. Private, Capt. John Dix's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt., Gen. 
Level's brigade ; enlisted July 30, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 
mo. 17 days, on expedition to Rhode Island, including 4 days (71 miles) travel 
home. 

Richardson, Edmund. Fifer, Capt. Nathan Sergant's co.. Col. Jacob Gen-ish's 
regt. of guards; enlisted July 17, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 4 
mos. 29 days ; roU dated Camp at Winter Hill : also, Capt. Nathan Sergant's 
CO. of guards; entered service Feb. 12, 1779; discharged May 12, 1779; service, 
3 mos. ; company raised for service under Maj . Gen. Gates at and about Boston. 

Richardson, Edmund. Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co., Col. Samuel Dean- 
ney's (Demiy's) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 23, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 23, 1779 ; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 13 days, including travel (215 miles) home ; regiment detached to 
join Continental Army and ordered to march to Claverack to serve for 3 
months. Roll dated Wobum. 

Richardson, Edward, Cambridge. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Joshua Reed's co.. Col. 
John Robinson's regt.; engaged June 27, 1777; service, 3 mos. 3 days; also, 
same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated North Kingston, Dec. 18, 1777, and Jan. 
1, 1778; term to expire Jan. 1, 1778. 



236 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 



Richardson, Edward, Concord. Ensign, Capt. Joseph Butler's co. ; list of officers 
of Col. John Nixon's regt. ; approved m Committee of Safety, at Cambridge, 
June 5, 1775, and resolved that said officers he recommended to Congress for 
commissions ; ordered in Provincial Congress June 5, 1775, that commissions 
he delivered said officers; also, Ensign, Capt. Joseph Butler's co., Col. John 
Nixon's regt. ; mu.ster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 24, 1775 ; service, 
2 nios. 10 days. 

Richardson, Edward, "Williamstown. Private, (Jth co.. Col. John Bailey's regt.; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 27, 1777, to Sept. 19, 
1777; reported killed Sept. 19, 1777; also, Capt. Isaac Warren's (6th) co., Col. 
Bailey's regt.; company return dated Camp Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778; 
reported taken prisoner. 

Richardson, Edward. Quarter Master, Col. Josiah "Whitney's regt. ; engaged 
April 10, 1776; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 113 days; roll sworn to at Hull; also, 
Quarter Master, same regt.; list of officers to be commissioned; ordered in 
Council Sept. 7, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; regiment raised for 
defence of Boston ; also. Quarter Master, same regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, 
to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos. ; roll dated Hull ; also, .same regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 
1776; service, 32 days ; mileage to camp at Boston (12 miles) and fi-om camp at 
Hull (40 miles) allowed. 

Richardson, Edward. Captain ; list of officers of Middlesex Co. militia appointed 
to command men rai.sed for various purposes; said Richardson detached for 
service at Peekskill ; commissioned May 20, 1778; also, Captain, Col. Thomas 
Poor's regt. ; engaged ]\Iay 20, 1778, 3 days preceding march : discharged Feb. 
17, 1779; service, 9 mos. 8 days, at North river, N. Y., includmg 11 days (220 
miles) travel home ; roll dated Watertown ; a^so, same regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 
1778, dated West Point ; also, same regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1778, dated King's 
Ferrj\ 

RiCHAKDSON, Edward. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted Feb. 4, 
1779; discharged Feb. 19, 1779; service, 16 days, with guards vinder Maj. Gen. 
Gates at and about Boston. 

Richardson, Edward. Private, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co., Col. John Hatha- 
way's regt. ; entered service March 29, 1779; service, 16 days, at Rhode Island. 
Roll dated Attleborough. 

Richardson, Eleazer, Lynn. Private, Capt. Ezra Newhall's (Lynn) co. of Minute- 
men, which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775 ; service, 21 days. 

Richardson, Eli, Wrentham. Sergeant, Capt. John Boyd's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. Greaton's regt., which assembled and marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service, 8 days; also, Capt. John Boyd's co., 36th regt. ; company return 
dated Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775; engaged April 27, 1775; also, Capt. Ebenezer 
Pond's CO., Maj. Metcalf's regt. ; engaged Dec. 8, 1776; service, 3 days; com- 
pany marched from Wrentham to Providence and Warwick, R. I., on the alarm 
of Dec. 8, 1776; also. Lieutenant, Capt. John Metcalf's co., 4th Suffolk Co. 
regt. commanded by Maj. Seth Bullard; marched July 27, 1780; discharged 
Aug. 7, 1780; service, 14 days, including 2 days (50 miles) travel home; com- 
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Richardson, Elias, Cambridge. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Mus- 
ter Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jime 8, 1777; Capt. Hastings's co.. 
Col. Lee's regt. ; also, Dnmimer, Capt. John Hastings's co.. Col. Henry Jack- 
son's (16th) regt. ; Continental Anny pay accounts for service fnmi May 25, 
1777, to May 25, 1780; residence, Cambridge; credited to town of Cambridge; 
reported discharged May 25, 17S0; also, Capt. Hastings's co., Col. Jackson's 
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. William S. Smith ; pay rolls for Oct. and 



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RiCHAKDSox, Ellas, continued. 

Nov., 1778; also, Capt. Hastings's (6th) co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay roll for 
April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet; enlisted May 25, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; aluo, 
same co. and regt. ; return certified at Camp Providence, July 1.3, 1779 ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; pay roll for July, 1779; also, Capt. Hastings's (2d) co.. Col. 
Jackson's regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1779; also, same co. and regt.; regimental 
return made up to Dec. 31, 1779, dated Camp at Providence; also, return certi- 
fied at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to 
Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to 
Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a 
regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrange- 
ment of April 9, 1779; Capt. Hastings's co. ; rank, Drummer; residence, Cam- 
bridge; engaged for town of Salem; engaged May 25, 1777; term, 3 years; 
also. Corporal, Capt. Stephen Frost's co., Col. Cj'prian How's regt. ; entered 
service Aug. 11, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Nov. 1, 1780 ; ser- 
vice, 2 mos. 25 days, at Rhode Island ; regiment raised for 3 months ; also, 
Capt. Isaac Gage's co., in a regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. Joseph Webb ; 
marched Sept. 20, 1781; discharged Dec. 3, 1781; service, 2 mos. 25 days, 
includmg 11 days (220 miles) travel from camp ; company detached from Col. 
Dana's regt. ; regiment raised to join Continental Army near West Point for 
3 months. 

Richardson, Elias. Drummer, Capt. Joseph Balch's (3d) co.. Col. Thomas 
Crafts's (Artillei-y) regt. ; service between Nov. 1, 1776, and Feb. 1, 1777, Imo. 
,' Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. 

Richardson, Ellas. Seaman, State ship "Tartar," commanded by Capt. John 
Cathcart; engaged July 3, 1782; discharged Nov. 13, 1782; service, 4 mos. 
10 days. Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Richardson, Elijah, Stoneham. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (Stoneham) 
CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 [service not given]. 

Richardson, Elijah. Private, Capt. Hart Williams's co.. Col. Edmimd Phinney's 
regt.; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted Jan. 
1, 1776 ; discharged Sept. 20, 1776. 

Richardson, Elijah. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. John Boyd's (9th) co. (North co. in 
Franklin) , Col. Hawes's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; 
commissioned Jime 16, 1779. 

Richardson, EliphjVlet. List of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newliall, 
Muster Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Woodbury's co., Col. Grout's regt.; 
engaged for town of Royalston; mustered July 2, 1779; also. Colonel's co., 
12th ^lass. regt. ; entered service July 10, 1779 ; discharged A^ml 10, 1780 ; 
term, 9 months ; also, Corporal, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's co., Col. John Rand's 
regt.; enlisted July 9, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 13 days, 
including 11 days (214 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Worcester Co. 
to serve for 3 months; also, order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to 
John Frj% dated Royalston, Sept. 13, 1781, signed by said Richardson, for 
wages due for 3 mos. service in Capt. Stenis's co.. Col. Ran's (Rand's) regt., in 
1780. 

Richardson, Elisha, Medway. Private, Capt. Hezekiah Bullard's (1st :Medway) 
CO. of militia, Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
30, 1775; service, 2 days; also, Capt. Joseph Lovell's co., 4th regt.; service, 
23 days; company marched from ]Medway to Warwick, R. I., on the alanu of 
Dec. 8, 1776 ; also, list of men returned by a committee of the town of Medway 
April 13, 1778, as having rendered service at various tiuies subsequent to April 
19, 1775; also, Capt. John Ellis's co., 4th Suffolk Co. regt. commanded by 



238 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, Elisha, continued. 

Maj. Seth Bullard; entered service July 29, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; 
sers'ice, 12 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alann of July 
29, 1780. 

Richardson, Elisha, ^Yrentllara. Private, Capt. Elijah Pond's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to April 20, 1775; also, Capt. Thomas 
Bacon's (1st "Wrentham) co. of militia, which marched April 30, 1775, on an 
alann; left place of rendezvous May 1, 1775; service, 2| days; also, Capt. 
Ehenezer Pond's co., Maj. Metcalf's regt. ; entered service Dec. 8, 1776; ser- 
vice, 14 days; company marched from Wrentham to Providence and "War- 
wick, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. John Metcalf's co., 4th 
Suffolk Co. regt. commanded by Maj. Seth Bullard; marched July 28, 1780: 
discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 13 days ; company marched to Rhode Island 
on an alarm. 

Richardson, Enoch, Newburyport. Private, Capt. Ezra Lunt's co., Col. Moses 
Little's (17th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; 
service, 13 weeks; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; age, 21 yrs. ; 
the word " Quebeck " appears after name. 

Richardson, Ephraim, Lancaster (probably) . Lieutenant,* Capt. Samuel Sawyer's 
CO. of Minute-men, Col. John Whitcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 6 days ; also, commission dated Watertown, May 19, 
1775, appomting said Richardson Captain of a company of foot in Col. Asa Whit- 
comb's regt. ; also, Captain ; return of Col. Asa Whetcomb's regt. in camp at 
Cambridge, dated May 25, 1775; resolved in Provincial Congress May 26, 1775, 
that officers of said regiment be commissioned ; also, Captam, Col. Asa Whit- 
comb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 25, 1775 ; service, 
3 uios. 14 days; also, company return dated Charlestown, Prospect Hill, Oct. 
6, 1775. 

Richardson, Ephraim. Private, Capt. Joseph Bradley Vanuim's co., Col. Simeon 
Spaulding's regt. ; abstract of equipments for train band and alarm list, endorsed 
" 1777; " said Richardson reported as belonghig to alarm list. 

Richardson, Ephraim. Private, Capt. Joseph Bradley Vamum's co.. Col. Simeon 
Spaulding's regt. ; abstract of equipments for train band and alarm list, endorsed 
" 1777 ; " said Richardson reported as belonging to train band. 

Richardson, Ephraim, Jr. Private, Capt. Jo.seph Bradley Vamum's co.. Col. 
Simeon Spaulding's regt. ; abstract of equipments for train band and alarm 
list, endorsed " 1777; " said Richardson reported as belonghig to train band; 
also, returns, etc., of 2d Dracut co. ; list of persons who hii-ed men to serve 
9 montlis in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolves passed in April, 1778 ; 
said Richardson, with others, hired Jacob Hibbord, and is reported as havmg 
paid £20 towards his hire. 

Richardson, Ezekiel, Needham. Private, Capt. Caleb Kuigsbery's co. (Alarm 
CO. in Needham), Col. Aaron Davis's regt., which marched on the alann of 
April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; also, Capt. Ebenezer Battelle's co. ; enlisted 
July 3, 1778 ; discharged July 17, 1778 ; service,^ 14 days, guarding Continental 
stores at and about Watertown. 

Richardson, Ezekiel, Wrentham. Private, Capt. John Boyd's co., 36th regt. ; 
company return dated Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; also, 
Capt. Boyd's co.. Col. John Greaton's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equiva- 
lent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 23, 1775. 

Richardson, Ezekiel, Wrentham. Sergeant, Capt. Lewis Whiting's co.. Col. 
Ephraim Wheelock's regt. ; copy of a company return dated Camp at Ticon- 



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Richardson, Ezekiel, continued. 

deroga, Aug. 27, 177G; age, 30 yrs. ; also, same regt. ; return of officers, dated 

Ticonderoga, Oct. 11, 1776. 
Richardson, Ezekiel. Private, Capt. John Banister's co., Col. Job Cusbing's regt. ; 

enlisted Sept. 7, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 2 mos. 29 days, with 

Northern army, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to in 

Worcester Co. 
Richardson, Ezekiel. Sergeant, Capt. Amos Ellis's co.. Col. Benjamhi Hawes's 

regt. ; entered service July 26, 1778 ; discharged Aug. 16, 1778 ; service, 22 

days, at Rhode Island. 
Richardson, Ezekiel. Private, Capt. Abijah Savage's co., Col. Henry Sherburne's 

regt. ; muster roll dated Rhode Island, Aug. 21, 1778 ; enlisted May 12, 1778 ; 

enlistment to expire Jan. -, 1779. 

Richardson, Ezekiel. Private, Capt. John Metcalf s co., 4th Suffolk Co. regt. 
commanded by Maj. Seth Bullard ; marched July 29, 1780; discharged July 
30 (also given July 31) , 1780 ; service, 5 days, including 2 days (50 miles) travel 
home ; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Richardson, Ezra, Medway. Private, Capt. Joseph Lovell's co., 4th regt. ; ser- 
vice, 23 days; company marched from Medway to Warwick, R. I., on the 
alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, list of men returned by a committee of the town 
of Medway April 13, 1778, as havmg rendered service at various times subse- 
quent to April 19, 1775; also, Capt. Adam Peters's co.. Col. Haws's regt.; 
entered service Aug. 20, 1778; service to Sept. 12, 1778, 24 days, at Rhode 
Island. 

Richardson, Francis, Methuen. Pay roll of certain men belonging to Methuen who 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, but did not serve under any particular 
commanding officer, as returned by Capt. James Mallon ; service, 4 days. 

Richardson, George, Lancaster. Private, Capt Andrew Haskell's co., Col. Asa 
Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company return endorsed " October 6 1775; " also, 
list of men raised to serve in the Contmental Army from 2d Worcester Co. 
regt., as returned by Capt. William Greenleaf ; residence, Lancaster; engaged 
for town of Lancaster ; joined Capt. Reddmg'sco., Col. Bradford's regt. ; term, 
3 years; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
• Sviffolk Co., dated Boston, March 2, 1777 ; Capt. Reddmg's co.. Col. Bradford's 
regt. ; also. Corporal, Capt. Zebedee Reddmg's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's 
regt. ; Continental Anny pay accoimts for service from Jan. 30, 1777, to Jan. 
30, 1780; reported enlisted March 7, 1777; joined May 1, 1777; also, Private, 
Capt. Reddmg's co., Col. Bradford's (14th) regt. ; subsistence allowed from 
date of enlistment, Jan. 30, 1777, to April 30, 1777 : credited with 80 days allow- 
ance ; also, Corporal, same co. and regt. ; return [year not given] ; mustered by 
County and Continental Muster Masters ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for 
Dec, 1778. 

Richardson, Gideon, Woburn. Return dated May 15, 1775, showing number of men 
in the training band of the 2d co. of Woburn and those enlisted into the army, 
etc., as returned by Capt. Jonathan Fox to Col. Green at Cambridge ; reported 
enlisted mto the army ; also, Capt. Ebenezer Winship's co.. Col. Jolui Nixon's 
(5th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Richardson and others, 
dated Cambridge, Jime 10, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted :SIay 20, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 17 days ; also, com- 
pany return endorsed " Sep'tr .30th 1775;" reported sick and absent; also, 
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 22, 1775; also. 
Private, Capt. Ebenezer Winship's (4th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) 



240 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, Gideon, continued. 

regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 177G; also, same co. ; 
company receipt for wages for Dec, 1776; also, Lieut. Col. Nixon's (4th) 
regt. ; return of men who engaged to serve the month of Jan., 1777, dated 
Springfield; also. Corporal and Sergeant, 7th co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (Gth) 
regt. : Continental Amiy pay accounts for service from Feh. 17, 1777, to Dec. 
31, 1779 ; residence, Wohum ; credited to town of ^Yobu^u ; reported as servmg 
13 mos. 8 day.s as Corporal, 21 mos. 6 days as Sergeant ; also. Sergeant, Capt. 
Elijah Danforth's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (5th) regt. ; return of men who 
were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subse- 
quently except on furlough, etc., certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 
1779; also, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; muster roll for 
]May, 1779, dated Highlands; engaged Feb. 17, 1777; term, 3 years; also, same 
CO. and regt. ; pay rolls for Aug., Sept., and Oct., 1779 ; also, Lieut. Col. Daniel 
"Whiting's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated 
Soldier's Fortmie ; also, Lieut. Colonel's co., 6tli Mass. regt. ; account of cloth- 
ing delivered for the year 1780 ; receipt for said clothing, dated Peekskill, Dec. 
5, 1779; also, Lieut. Colonel's (7th) co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 17, 1780; also, Lieut. Col. 
Daniel Whiting s co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; pay roll for Jan.- June, 1780 ; reported 
discharged Feb. 17, 1780. 

Richardson, Gideon, Woburn. List of men drafted from the militia to march to 
Horse Neck under command of Col. Brooks [year not given], but who failed 
to join regiment ; reported drafted from town of Wobura ; drafted into Capt. 
Belknap's co. 

Richardson, Gideon. Private ; list of men returned as serving on main guard 
under Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin, dated June 22, 1775. 

Richardson, Gideon. Capt. Jonas Richardson's co.. Col. James Frye's (1st) regt. ; 
receipt for advance pay, si,gned by said Richardson and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, June 9, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; company return [prob- 
ably Oct., 1775]; enlisted April 29, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its 
equivalent in money dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 22, 1775. 

Richardson, Gideon. Memorandum of firelocks received of sundrj'^ officers and 
soldiers ; date of delivery, Jan. 8, 1776. 

Richardson, Gideon. Drummer, Capt. John Homes's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's 
regt. of guards ; entered service April 6, 1778 ; service to July 4, 1778, 2 mos. 
27 days, at Cambridge ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Jmie 1, 
1778 ; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778. 

Richardson, "Gusse," "Wobum. Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which 
marched on the alann of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 
3 days. 

Richardson, Harmon, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Jolm Perry's co.. Col. Timothy 
"Walker's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 11, 1775; ser- 
vice, 2 mos., 3 weeks, 5 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775. 

Richardson, " Hase," Wobum. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 2 days. 

Richardson, Hendrick. Private, Capt. Simeon Cobb's co., 3d regt.. Gen. God- 
frey's brigade ; enlisted Aug. 14, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 2 days ; company de- 
tached from militia to serve at Rhode Island for 4 weeks in a regunent under 
Capt. Samuel Fisher. 

Richardson, Henry, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Jabez Ellis's (Attleborough) 
CO. of Minute-men and militia, which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775 ; 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 241 

Richardson, Henry, continued. 

service, 5 days ; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson's co. ; marched Sept. 25, 1777 ; 
discharged Oct. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 6 days ; company marched from Attle- 
boroiigh under command of Col. George Williams on a secret expedition ; also, 
Coqioral, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co., Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; appointed 
Jiilj' 28, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 31, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 6 days ; regiment raised 
to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Richardson, Henry. Treasury pay roll of officers and crew of the brigantine 
" Pallas," commanded by Capt. James Johnson, for service from July 3, 1779, 
to Aug. 20, 1779, on Penobscot expedition. 

Richardson, Herbert. Private, Capt. Nathan Sergant's co. of guards which served 
from Jan. 26, 1779, to June 15, 1779; company raised for service under Maj. 
Gen. Gates at and about Boston. 

Richardson, Hincksivian, Dracut. Private, Capt. Peter Cobum's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 10 days; also. Private, Capt. James Vamum's co., Col. Michael Jack- 
son's regt. ; Continental Army paj^ accounts for service fi-om May 16, 1777, to 
July 6, 1778 ; residence, Dracut ; credited to town of Dracut ; term, 3 years ; 
reported died July 6, 1778. 

Richardson, " Hollon." Seaman, ship " Pliame," Samuel Green, Master ; shipped 
Jime 25 ; discharged Sept. 17 [year not given] ; service, 2 mos. 22 days. 

Richardson, Humphrey, Northampton. List of men raised to serve in the Conti- 
nental Army, as returned by Capt. Oliver Lyman and Capt. Joseph Cooke ; 
residence, Northampton; engaged for town of Northampton; joined Capt. 
Jonathan Allen's co.. Col. Putnam's regt. ; term, 3 years; also. Private, Maj. 
Allen's CO., Col. Rufus Putnam's regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for 
service from Aj^ril 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Nathan Goodale's co.. 
Col. Putnam's regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778 ; mustered by Col. 
"Woodbridge; also, Light Infantry co.. Col. Putnam's (5th) regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 1, 1780. 

Richardson, Ichabod, Wobum. Private, Capt. Samuel Belknap's co., which 
marched on the alann of April 19, 1775, to Concord, thence to Cambridge ; ser- 
vice, 5 days ; company served imtil formation of the army ; also, return of the 
train band of the 1st "Wobum co. imder Capt. Josiah Johnson, made by Abijah 
Thompson, Clerk, dated April 30, 1775. 

Richardson, Ichabod. Capt. Jonas Richardson's co.. Col. James Frye's regt.; 
receipt for advance pay, signed by said Richardson and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, Jime 9, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Cambridge, Dec. 22, 1775. 

Richardson, Ichabod. Memorandum of firelocks received of sundry officers and 
soldiers; date of delivery, Jan. 16, 1776. 

Richardson, Isaac, Springfield. Private, Capt. Levi Ely's co., Col. John Mose- 
ley'sregt. ; enlisted Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 17, 1777; service, 33 days, 
on expedition to Northern department, inchiding 6 days (120 miles) travel 
home ; also, Capt. Joshua L. Woodbridge's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; pay 
roll for Dec, 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 5 days service at Rhode 
Island, including travel (100 miles) home. 

Richardson, Isaac, "Wrentham. Private, Capt. Lemuel Kollock's co.. Col. John 
Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser^-ice, 3 days. 

Richardson, Isaac. Private, Capt. Child's co.. Col. Bond's regt.; pay abstract 
for Oct. -Dec. [year not given, probably 1775] ; reported died Oct. 10. 



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Richardson, Isaac. Private, Capt. William Hudson Ballard's co.. Col. "Whit- 
comb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776 ; enlisted 
Dec. 3, 1775. 

Richardson, Isaac. Private, Capt. Edmiuid Longley's co., Col. Cogswell's regt. ; 
enlisted Oct. 1, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day ; com- 
pany detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston. 

Richardson, Israel, New Salem (probably) . Private, Capt. Ebenezer Goodall's 
CO. of Minute-men, Col. Woodbridge's regt., which marched on the alann of 
April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days. 

Richardson, Israel, New Salem. Captain, 4th (New Salem) co., Oth Hampshire 
Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several companies in 
said regiment, as returned by Phmeas "Wright and others, field officers, dated 
Nortlifield, April 23, 1776 ; ordered in Council May 7, 1776, that said officers be 
commissioned; reported commissioned May 7, 1776; also, Captain, 4th co., 
Hampshire Co. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams; regimental 
return dated "Warwick, Dec. 30, 1778; commissioned May 10, 1776. 

Richardson, Israel, Townsend. Private, Capt. James Hosley's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. "Williaiii Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775, to Cambridge; discharged May 4, 1775; service, 18 days; also, Capt. 
Henry Farwell's (1st) co.. Col. William Prescott's (10th) regt.; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 19, 1775; service, 13 days; also, company 
return [j)robably Oct., 1775]. 

Richardson, Jacob, Billerica (probably) . Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan Stiekney's 
CO., Col. Bridge's regt. of Minute-men, whicli marched on the alarm of April 
19,1775; service, 10 days ; reported returned home ; aZso, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. 
Solomon Kidder's (3d) co. (West co. in Billerica), Col. Simeon Spauldmg's 
(7th Middlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several 
companies in said regiment; ordered in Council May 31, 1776, that said officers 
be commissioned; reported commissioned May 31, 1776; also, Lieutenant, 
Capt. Edward Farmer's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; entered service Sept. 
29, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1777 ; service, 41 days ; company marched to rein- 
force Northern army. 

Richardson, Jacob, Wobum. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of 
Jmie 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Supermtendent for 
Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield ; also, descrip- 
tive lif5t of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 
months, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin 
Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Sprmgfield, July 11, 1780; 
age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, ruddy; engaged for town of 
Wobum ; arrived at Springfield July 10, 1780; marched to camp July 11, 1780, 
under command of Ensign Bancroft ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months 
service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a 
return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, Private ; payroll for 6 months 
men raised by the town of Wobum for service in the Continental Anny dur- 
ing 1780 ; marched July 12, 1780 ; discharged Jan. 9, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 8 
days, including travel (220 miles) home; reported "no discharge." 

Richardson, Jacob. Capt. Jonas Richardson's co.. Col. James Frye's (1st) regt. ; 
receipt for advance pay, signed by said Richardson and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, Jime 9, 1775; also, Corporal, same co. and regt.; company return 
[probably Oct., 1775]; enlisted April 29, 1775; also, order for boimty coat or 
its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 22, 1775. 

Richardson, Jacob. Memorandum of firelocks received of sundrj- officers and 
soldiers; date of delivery, Jan. 22, 1776. 



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Richardson, Jacob. Private, Capt. Toy's (Tay's) co.. Col. Webb's regt. ; payroll 
dated Nov. 12, 17H1, for wages of Sergt. William Foster and others who were 
omitted fi'om Capt. Samuel Tay's roll for the 3 mos. service in 1781. 

Richardson, James, Boston. Return for wages and rations of the assistant com- 
missaries of issues, etc., employed in the several magazines and is.suing stores 
in Massachusetts, made by James Richardson, Assistant Deputy Commissary 
General of Issues, endorsed " Aug'st 21st 1779; " said Richardson reported as 
Assistant Commissary of Issues at the magazine and issuing store at Boston, 
and allowed as wages, 800 per month, and as rations, SlO cash per month and 

1 daily ration. 

Richardson, Jajies, Boston. Seaman, ship " Viper," commanded by Capt. Wil- 
liam Williams; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk Co., 
Sept. 30, 1780 ; age, 27 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light ; 'occupation, 
mariner ; residence, Boston. 

Richardson, James, Chelmsford. Fifer, Colonel's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's 
(10th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 10, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Chelmsford; credited to town of Chelmsford; also, 
Capt. Philip Thomas's (5th) co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; subsistence 
allowed from date of entering service, Jan. 15, 1777, to Feb. 6, 1777 ; credited 
with 22 days allowance ; subsistence also allowed for 11 days (220 miles) travel 
on march from Boston to Bennington ; also, same co. and regt. ; subsistence 
, allowed from Feb. 6, 1777, to June 2, 1777 ; credited with 135 days allowance ; 
also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1779, dated West Pomt ; enlisted 
Jan. 10, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; also. Colonel's co.. Col. Marshall's regt.; 
muster roll for April, 1779, dated West Point ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 12, 1780. 

Richardson, Jajies, Danvers. Lieut. Billy Porter's co.. Col. Mansfield's regt. ; 
order for advance pay, signed by said Richardson and others, dated Cambridge, 
June 8, 1775; aiso. Private, Cajjt. Ebenezer Francis's co.. Col. Mansfield's 
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 
5 days ; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st, 2d, 
3d, and 4th cos. of Danvers ; residence, Danvers ; engaged for town of Danvers ; 
joined Capt. Pilsbury's co.. Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; term, 3 years; reported 
as belonging to 3d Danvers co. ; also, Corporal, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Calvin 
Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 8, 1777, 
to Feb. 8, 1780; also, Capt. Pillsbmy's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's (4th) 
regt.; return [year not given] ; mustered by County Muster Master ; a/so, same 
CO. and regt. ; muster roll for May, 1778, dated Valley Forge; also, same co. 
and regt.; muster roll for June, 1778, dated "Greenage;" reported sick at 
Valley Forge; also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1778, sworn to at 
Providence; also, (late) Lieut. Col. Dudley Coleman's co., (late) Col. Wiggles- 
worth's regt. commanded by Maj. John Porter; muster roll for March and 
April, 1779, dated Providence; appointed Feb. 8, 1777; term, 3 years. 

Rich^vrdson, James, Leicester. Private, Capt. Seth Washburn's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Ward's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 10, 1775; service, 

2 mos. 26 days; also, company return dated Oct. 8, 1775; also, Capt. Jonathan 
Carriers co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; company receipt for advance pay for 
1 month, etc., dated Point Shirley, June 13, 177(i; also, Private, same co. and 
regt. ; service from May 17, 1770, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 
5 mos. 15 days ; roll dated Camp at Hull ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll 
for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 4 days, including travel (81 miles) home; also, 
Capt. Edmund Hodges's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; enlisted May 5, 
1777 : discharged July 5, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 7 days, at Rhode Island, travel 
home included ; also, receipt dated Leicester, July 1, 1778, for bounties paid 



24A MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

RiCHAKDsox, James, continued. 

said Richardson and Jothani Smith by the Selectmen to serve at Rhode Island 
for the term of 6 months from above date ; also, list of men mustered ; said Rich- 
ardson appeal's among men raised from Col. Denny's regt. for service at Rhode 
Island ; Capt. Green's co. ; engaged for town of Leicester ; mustered July 1 
[year not given, probably 1778] ; also, Private, Capt. John Cutler's co.. Col. 
Natlianiel Wade's regt.; enlisted June 23, 1778; service, f5 mos. 13 days, at 
Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, 
Sept. 17, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Dec. 1, 1778; enlistment toexpii-e Jan. 1, 1779. 

Richardson, James, Mt. Desert. Pi-ivate, Capt. Reuben Dyar's co. ; enlisted May 
28, 1777; discharged July 24, 1777; service, 1 mo. 26 days; company raised 
between Mt. Desert and Machias for service on expedition to St. Johns, N. S. 

Richardson, James, Stockbridge. Private, Capt. Peter IngersoU's co., Col. David 
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 26, 1775 ; service, 
2 mos., 1 week, 3 days. 

Richardson, James, Wobum. List of men probably from Wobiim under Capt. 
John Richardson, dated May 1, 1775; reported enlisted; also, return dated 
May 15, 1775, .showing number of men in the training band of the 2d co. of 
"Wobum and those enlisted into the army, etc., as returned by Capt. Jonathan 
Fox to Col. Green, at Cambridge; reijorted enlisted into the army; also, Pri- 
vate, Capt. Abijah Child's co.. Col. Thomas Gardner's regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 95 days; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; 
also, Capt. Child's co., Lieut. Col. William Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gard- 
ner's) .37th regt. ; company return dated Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; 
also, receipt for money in lieu of boimty coat, dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 25, 
1775. 

Richardson, James. Private, Capt. John Morgan's co. ; enlisted Dec. 28, 1777; 
discharged July 1, 1778; service, 6 mos. 3 days; company detached from 
militia of Hampshire and Worcester counties to guard stores and magazines 
at Brookfield and Springfield. 

Richardson, James. Return for wages and rations of the assistant commis.saries 
of issues, etc., employed in the several -magazines and issuing stores in Massa- 
chusetts, made by said Richardson, Assistant Deputy Commissary General of 
Issues, endorsed " Aug'st 21st 1779." 

Richardson, James. Private, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Hallet's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 20, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 31, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 
16 days, at Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home; regiiiient 
detached to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Richardson, James. Boatswain, ship " Protector," commanded by Capt. John 
Foster Williams ; engaged Oct. 23, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. ; reported died Jan. 
23, 1781. 

Richardson, James. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards; enlisted 
]March 5, 1781; discharged May 1, 1781; service, 2 mos.; company raised in 
1780 to serve for 8 months and stationed at Spruigfield. 

Richardson, James. List of officers and crew of the ship " Franklin," commanded 
by Capt. Allen Hallet, dated Boston, June 20, 1781. 

Richardson, James. Private, Capt. John Baxter's co. ; marched Oct. 1, 1782; 
discharged Oct. 24, 1782; service, 26 days, travel (80 miles) included; com- 
pany detached for service vmder Maj. Job Cushing at Hull. Roll dated 
Medfield. 



Ds THE ^VAK OF THE REVOLUTION. 245 

Richardson, Jamks, Jr., Medford. rrivate, (late) Capt. Isaac Hall's co., Lieut. 
Col. AVilliaiu Hond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return 
dated Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775. 

Richardson, Jason, \Vrentham. Private, Capt. Benjamin Haws's co.. Col. John 
Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 11 
days; also, Capt. Samuel Fisher's co.. Col. Ephraim Wheelock's regt.; ser- 
vice, 21 days; company ordered to march to Warwick, 11. I., on the alarm of 
Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Josepli Lovell's (Independent) co. drafted from 4th 
regt. when at Warwick, R. I., Dec. 29, 1770; service, 22 days; roll dated Med- 
way and endorsed " Comp'y of ye 4th Eegt. that tarried at I'rovidence ; " also, 
Capt. Samuel Fisher's co., Col. Ephraim Wheelock's (Suffolk Co.) regt. ; ser- 
vice, 18 days; company marched to Rhode Island on the alann of April 21, 
1777 ; also, Capt. Ezekiel Plimpton's co.. Col. Hawes's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 
25, 1777; discharged Oct. 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 7 days, at Rhode Island, 
includmg 3 days (60 miles) travel home; roll dated Medfield; also, Lieut. 
Hezekiah Ware's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; entered service Jime 20, 
1778 ; discharged July 14, 1778 ; service, 25 days ; company detached from 4th 
Suffolk Co. regt. to serve at Rhode Island for 21 days from time of arrival at 
headquarters; also, Capt. John Boyd's co.. Col. John Dagget's regt.; entered 
service Aug. 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 3, 1778; service, 5 days, at Rhode 
Island; also. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Fisher's co., 4th SiilToIk Co. regt. com- 
manded by Maj. Seth Bullard; marched July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 6, 
1780; service, 12 days, including 2 days (45 miles) travel home; company 
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. 

Richardson, Jedediah, Attleborovigh. Fifer, Capt. Moses Willmarth's (9th) co., 
Col. John Daggett's (4th Bristol Co.) regt., whicli marched in response to the 
alai-m of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th 
(2d Attleborough, also given Attleborough No. 12) co., Col. John Daggett's 
regt. ; list of men who were in the 8 months service at Roxbury m 1775, known 
as the 1st campaign; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Richardson's co. of 
No. 12 Attleborough who hired for the " Grand Campaign of all " for 3 years or 
during the war; said Richardson, with others, hired Samuel Bentley. 

Richardson, Jedediah. Private, Capt. Alexander Foster's co., Col. Isaac Dean's 
regt.; marched July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; sersace, 10 days, in- 
cluding 2 days (.36 miles) travel home ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., 
on the alarm of July 31, 1780. Roll sworn to at Attleborough. 

Richardson, Jeduth.\n, Wobum. Clerk, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 6 
days. 

Richardson, Jeduthan. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Jesse Wjnnan's 3d (Wobum) co., 
2d Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several 
companies in said regiment, as returned by Jonathan Fox and others, field offi- 
cers, dated Wobum, March 26, 1776; ordered in Coimcil May 6, 1776, that said 
officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned May 6, 1776 ; also, 3d Lieu- 
tenant, Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ; muster rolls 
dated Cambridge, March 2, and April 1, 1778 ; service guarding troops of con- 
vention [see Stephen Richardson] ; also, receipt for wages, dated Wilmington, 
Jime 30, 1778, signed by said Richardson, Lieutenant, and othei-s belonging to 
Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co. 

Richardson, Jeduthan. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co.. Col. Jacob Gar- 
ish's (Gerrish'.s) regt. of guards; service from July 2 to July 16, 1778, 17 days, 
at Winter Hill. 

Richardson, Jeduthan. Fifer, Capt. William Green's co.. Col. Cyprian How's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 2, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Nov. 



246 [MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, Jeduthan, continued. 

1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 4 days, at Rhoile Island, including travel (80 miles) 
home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Richardson, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Aaron HajTies's co.; Col. Asa Whitcomh's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Cami) at Ticonderoga, Dec. 1, 1776; enlisted April 10, 
177U. 

Richardson, Jesse, Mcdway. Private, Capt. Joshua Partridge's (1st Medway) co. 
of militia. Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service, 9 days; also, Capt. Hezekiah Bullard's (1st Medway) co. of 
militia. Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of Ajjril 30, 
1775 ; service, 2 days ; also, Capt. Samuel Cobh's co., Col. Joseph Read's regt. ; 
company return dated Roxbury Camp, Sept. 26, 1775 ; also, order for hoimty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Dec. 27, 1775 ; also, Capt. Amos 
Ellis's CO., Col. Benjamin Haws's regt. ; entered service Sept. 25, 1777 ; service 
to Oct. 31, 1777, 1 mo. 7 days ; company stationed at Little Compton, R. I. ; roll 
dated Bellingham ; also, list of men returned by a committee of the town of 
Medway April 13, 1778, as having rendered service at various times subse- 
quent to April 19, 1775. 

Richardson, Jesse. Corporal, Capt. Enoch Robinson's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's 
regt.; marched July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 8 days; com- 
pany marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Attleborough. 
[Name ai)pears as Jesse Richards on a duplicate roll.] 

Richardson, Jesse. Private, Capt. William Green's co.. Col. Cyprian How's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 6, 1780, 3 days preceding niArch ; discharged Nov. 
1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 1 day, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) 
liome ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Richardson, Jethro, Reading. Private, Capt. Thomas Eaton's co.. Col. Green's 
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; sersace, 10 days; also, 
list of training .soldiers of a comj^any in Reading under Capt. Eaton [year not 
given, probably 1775]. 

Richardson, Job, Hutchmson (Barre) . Private ; list of men returned as serving 
on main guard imder Maj. Loanimi Baldwin at Cambridge, dated May 15, 1775 ; 
also, Capt. John Black's co., Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 20, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company 
return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 
money dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 26, 1775; also, list of 9 months men mustered 
by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for "Worcester Co. ; Capt. Henry's co., 
Col. Grout's regt.; residence, BaiTe; engaged for town of Barre; mustered 
July 2, 1779; also, descriptive list of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army for the term of 9 months, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superinten- 
dent for Worcester Co.; Capt. Henry's co.. Col. Grout's regt.; age, 33 yrs. ; 
stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; residence, Barre; marched to Spring- 
field July 8, 1779 ; reported delivered to Capt. C. Marshall ; also, Private, Capt. 
Abraham Watson's co.. Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; muster roll for Jan.- 
Jime, 1780; enlisted July 10, 1779; discharged April 10, 1780; enlistment, 9 
months. 

Richardson, Joel. Private, Capt. Isaac Woods's co., Col. Jonathan Read's regt. 
of guards ; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and Jime -, 1778 ; enlisted 
^larch 31, 1778; enlistment, 3 months from April 2 (also given April 1), 1778; 
also, same co. and regt.; joined April 1, 1778; service to July 4, 1778, 3 mos. 
4 days, at Cambridge. 

Richardson, Joel. Private, Capt. Acter Patten's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's regt. ; 
enlisted July 6, 1779; discharged Sept. 25, 1779; service, 2 mos. 19 days, on 
Penobscot expedition. Roll sworn to in Lincoln Co. and certified at Topsham. 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 247 

Richardson, Joel. List of officers and crew of the ship " Franklin," commanded 
by Capt. Allen Hallet, dated Boston, June 20, 1781. 

Richardson, Joel. Receipt dated Bowdoinham, March 5, 1781, for bomities paid 
said Richardson and Calvin Hall by the town of Bowdoinham to serve in the 
Continental Army for the term of .3 years; also, Private, Capt. Matthew 
Chambers's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (Gth) regt. ; return for wages for 
the year 1782; wages allowed said Richardson for Dec, 1782, 1 mo. ; also, Col. 
Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from March 5, 1782, 21 mos. 25 days. 

Richardson, John, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Stephen Richardson's (Attlebor- 
ough) CO. of Minute-men, which marched probably on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 9 days ; reported returned home ; also, copy of an order on 
Ephraim Newell, Town Treasurer of Attleborough, dated July 5, 1776, for 
wages due said Richardson and others for service on the alarm caused by the 
battle of Bunker Hill. 

Richardson, John, Boston. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster 
:Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 2, 1777; Capt. Willington's co., 
Col. Edward "Wigglesworth's regt. ; reijorted received State bounty ; also, Capt. 
Thomas "Willington's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; return [year not 
given] ; residence, Boston ; engaged for town of Boston ; mustered by Muster 
Master Barber; reported deserted; also, descriptive list of de.serters from 13th 
Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith, endorsed " July 13th 
1780; " Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co. ; age, 30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; com- 
plexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, seaman; deserted Feb. -, 1777. 

Richardson, John, Cambridge. Corporal, Capt. Joshua Reed's co.. Col. John 
Robinson's (Light Infantry) regt.; enlisted July 13, 1777; service, 5 mos. 22 
days ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated North Kingston, Dec. 18, 
1777, and Jan. 1, 1778; enlistment, 6 months, to expire Jan. 1, 1778. 

Richardson, John, Marblehead. Private, Capt. "William Blackler's (6th) co.. Col. 
John Glover's (21.st) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775: enlisted May 22, 
1775; service, 2 mos. 15 days; also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 9, 

1775. 

RiCHAbDSON, John, Methuen. Private, in a company commanded by Maj. Samuel 
Bodwell, which marched in resjjonse to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 
5^ days; also. Sergeant, Capt. John Peabody's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's 
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance to and from camp, etc., sworn to Nov. 
29, 1776 ; said Richardson credited with allowance for 2 days (40 miles) travel ; 
company drafted from Salisbury, Newburj^jort, Bradford, Haverhill, Methuen, 
Boxford, and Andover. 

Richardson, John, Middleton. Private, Capt. Samuel Fluit's co.. Col. Samuel 
Johnson's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from Scarsdale, N. Y., home ; mileage 
for 260 miles allowed said Richardson ; warrant allowed in Council July 27, 
1778. 

Richardson, John, Roxbury. List of men probably raised for Continental service 
[year not given] ; residence, Roxburj'; credited to town of Norton. 

Richardson, John, Templeton. Private, Capt. William Henry's co.. Col. "Whit- 
ney's regt. ; enlisted May 5, 1777 ; discharged July 5, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 
9 days, at Rhode Island, including 9 days (184 miles) travel to camp and 
home. 

Richardson, John (also given John, Jr.), Templeton. Descriptive list of men 
raised to reinforce the Continental Amiy for the term of 6 months, agreeable 
to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, 
by Maj. Peter Harwood, of Gth INIass. regt., at Springfield, July 1, 1780; age, 



248 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, John (also given John, Jr.), continued. 

22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 iii. ; complexion, light; engaged for towTi of Teuiple- 
ton ; arrived at Springfield June 29, 1780 ; marched to camp July 1, 1780, imder 
command of Ensign Joseph Miller ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months 
service and returned hy Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster ui a 
return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, payroll for 6 months men 
raised hy the town of Templeton for service in the Continental Army during 
1780 ; marched to camp at West Point June 26, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 16, 1780 ; 
service, 5 mos. 29 days, travel (200 miles) included. 

Richardson, John, Wohuni (probably) . List of men probably from Wobum under 
said Richardson, Captaui, dated May 1, 1775. 

Richardson, John, Wobum. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Hill's co.. Col. James 
Scammon's (30th) regt. ; mu.ster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted June 25, 
1775; service, 5 weeks 2 days; also, company return dated Sept. 27, 1775, 
including abstract of pay to Aug. 1, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its 
equivalent in money dated Oct. 30, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's 
CO., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 14, 
1776 ; service guarding stores at Boston ; regiment raised to serve imtil ]March 
1, 1777. 

Richardson, John, Wobum. I-ieutenant, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 
28 days ; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co. ; return of company officers 
of Col. Dike's regt., showmg nmnber of men iiresent under them and also those 
not joined, dated Dorchester, Sept. 21, 1776, and endorsed " Off'rs to be Comis- 
sioned ; " company probably joined from Col. Thatcher's regt., Brig. Prescott's 
brigade; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Brooks's co. ; return of officers who marched 
tocamp to join Col. Dike's regt., dated Dorchester, Sept. 27, 1776; saidRichard- 
son marched Aug. 23, 1776 ; ordered in Council Sept. 27, 1776, that said officers 
be commissioned ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance 
to and from camp, dated Boston, Nov. 27, 1776, and endorsed "at Dochester 
Heights ; " 36 miles travel allowed said Richardson ; also, 1st Lieutenant, same 
CO. ; list of officers of Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. ; ordered in Council Feb. 1, 1777, 
that said officers be commissioned ; commissions to be dated Dec. 1, 1776 ; also, 
1st Lieutenant, Capt. Brooks's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776- 
Feb., 1777 ; engaged Dec. 1, 1776 ; service giiarding .stores at Boston ; regiment 
raised to ser^^e until March 1, 1777. 

Richardson, John, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Elijah Pond's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to April 20, 1775; also. Sergeant, Capt. 
Ebenezer Pond's co., Maj. IMetcalf's regt.; entered .service Dec. 8, 1776; ser- 
vice, 23 days; company marched from Wrentham to Providence and War- 
•wick, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Asa Fairbanks's co.. Col. 
Benjamin Hawes's regt. ; service from Sept. 30, 1777, to Oct. 31, 1777, 1 mo. 
2 days, at Rhode Island. 

Richardson, John. Corporal, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d Attleborough, 
also given Attleborough No. 12) co.. Col. Daggett's regt. ; list of men who 
served in the so-called 6 weeks campaign at Roxburyin Dec, 1775, " & onward," 
known as the 3d (also given 2d) campaign. 

Richardson, John. Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d Attleborough) co., Col. 
Daggett's regt. ; list of men who were in the 8 months service in 1775, kno^\ii 
as the 1st campaign. 

Richardson, John. Private, Capt. Abraham Peirce's (Waltham) co., Col. Samuel 
Thatcher's regt. ; rations allowed from March 4 to March 8, 177(), 5 days; com- 
pany marched at request of Gen. Washington at the time of taking Dorchester 
Heights. 



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 249 

Richardson, Jdiix. List uf men belonging to Col. Wheelock's regt. who were dis- 
charged ; Capt. Dench's co. ; said Richardson discharged Nov. 11, 1776. 

Richardson, John. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., 
signed by said Richardson and others belonging to (late) Capt. Butler's co., for 
wages for Sept., ITTO; also, receipt given to Benjamin Hej-Avood, Paymaster, 
4th regt., dated Nov. 20, 1776, signed by said Richardson, for wages for Oct. 
and Nov., 1776; also, Private, 8th co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt. ; 
regimental return dated North Castle; reported discharged Nov. 20, 1776. 

Richardson, John. Corporal, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d Attleborough, 
also given Attleborough No. 12) co.. Col. Daggett's regt. ; list of men who 
served in the 5 months campaign at York m 1776, known as the 6th campaign. 

Richardson, John. Private, Capt. Josiah "Wilder's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawak's 
(Sparhawk's) regt. ; entered service Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 26, 1777 ; 
service, 10 days, on the alarm at Bennington of Aug. 21, 1777, including 5 days 
(100 miles) travel home. 

Richardson, John. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for 
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Sept. 14, 1777; Capt. Brown's co., Col. Henry Jack- 
son's regt. 

Richardson, John. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's detachment, Col. Crafts's 
regt. ; service, 1 mo. 8 days ; detachment drafted for service at and aboiit 
Boston, agreeable to resolve of Sept. 16, 1777. 

Ric^hardson, John. Private, Capt. David Bent's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; 
entered service Sept. 5, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 6 days, 
in Northern department, including 11 days (212 miles) travel home; company 
raised to serve until Nov. 30, 1777. Roll sworn to in "Worcester Co. 

Richardson, John. Corjioral, Capt. Samuel Johnson's co., Col. Jolmson's regt.; 
enlisted Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Nov. .30, 1777 ; service, 4 mos., with Northern 
army, including 13 days (265 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to at Andover. 

Richardson, John. Private, in a company in Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; service, 
24 days; company marched to Bristol, R. I., April 18, 1777, under command of 
Capt. Robert Swan, of Stoughton ; roll dated Stoughton ; also, Capt. The- 
ophilus Lyon's co. ; entered service March 1, 1778: discharged April 5, 1778; 
service, 36 days; company marched to Castle Island March 1, 1778, under com- 
mand of Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce. 

Richardson, John. List of men mustered subsequent to March 17, 1778, by James 
Leonard, Muster Master, dated April 7, 1778; Capt. Samuel Foster's co.. Col. 
Graton's regt. [See Ebenezer Richardson.] 

Richardson, John. Private, Capt. William Marean's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's 
(1st) regt. of guards; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and Jime 1, 1778; 
enlisted March 28, 1778; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778; also, Capt. 
"William Marean's co., Col. Stearns's regt. ; service from March 27, 1778, to 
July 2, 1778, 3 mos. 6 days, at Cambridge, guarding troops of convention. 

Richardson, John. Private, Capt. Moses "Willmarth's co.. Col. Thomas Car- 
penter's regt. ; service between Aug. 17, 1778, and Sept. 9, 1778, 19 days, on an 
expedition to Rhode Island. 

Richardson, John. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co., Col. Josiah "Whitney's 
regt. ; service from July 31, 1778, to date of discharge, Sept. 14, 1778, 1 mo. 15 
days; company rai.sed for 6 weeks service at Rhode Island. Roll dated 
Petersham. 

Richardson, John. Private, Capt. Edward Richardson's co.. Col. Thomas Poor's 
regt. ; enlisted June 12, 1778, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Feb. 17, 



250 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

RiCHAKDSoN, John, continued. 

1779; service, 8 mos. 16 daj-s, at North river, N. Y., including 11 days (240 
miles) travel home ; roU dated "Watertown ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll 
for Sept., 1778, dated "West Point ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 
1778, dated King's Ferry. 

Richardson, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. Powel's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt.; enlisted July 22, 1779; discharged Aug. 26, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 
days, at New Haven, Coim., mchiding 7 days (131 mile-s) travel home. Roll 
sworn to at Lanesborough. 

Richardson, John. Capt. Samuel Low's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berkshire 
Co.) regt.; entered service July 9, 1777; discharged Aug. 14, 1777; service, 36 
days, at " St. Coyx " (St. Croix) ; also, Private, same co. and regt.; entered 
service Oct. 27, 1780; discharged Oct. 28, 1780; service, 2 days, by order of 
Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward. 

Richardson, John. Private, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; 
enlisted July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 10 days, including 
2 days (36 miles) travel home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the 
alarm of July 31, 1780. Roll sworn to at Attleborough. 

Richardson, John. Private, Lieut. Jeremiah Brown's detachment. Col. Asa 
Barnes's regt. ; entered service Oct. 13, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 29, 1781 ; ser- 
vice, 16 days ; detachment raised in Adauas, ordered ant on the alarm of Oct. 
13, 1781, and joined army vmder Gen. Stark at Saratoga. 

Richardson, Johnson. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards; enlisted 
Dec. 16, 1780; discharged April 16, 1781; service, 4 mos.; company raised m 
1780 to serve for 8 months and stationed at Springfield. 

Richakdson, Jonas, Dracut. Private, Capt. Stephen Russell's co. of militia. Col. 
Green's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days. 

Richardson, Jonas, Shrewsbury. Private, Capt. Robert Andrews's co. of Minute- 
men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from 2d Precinct in 
Shrewsbury to Cambridge ; service, 1 week 6 days ; also, Capt. John Majniard's 
CO., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; marched Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 23, 
1777 ; service, 6 days, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; company 
marched to Hadley by order of Col. Denney on an alarm at Bennington. 

Richardson, Jonas, "Wobum (also given Antrim) . List of men mustered by 
Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 19, 1777; 
Capt. Robert Allen's co.. Col. Ichabod Alden's regt. ; reported received State 
bounty; also, Private, 6th co., Col. Brooks's regt.; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Wobum; 
credited to town of Wobum; also, Capt. Robert Allen's co.. Col. Ichabod 
Alden's regt.; return endorsed "1778; " mustered by County Muster Master 
Barber and by a Continental Muster Master; also, (late) Capt. Allen's co., 
(late) Col. Alden's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 
15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc., 
certified at Fort " Harkermer," Feb. 26, 1779 ; also, Lieut. Col. William Stacy's 
CO., 6th Mass. regt. fonnerly commanded by Col. Ichabod Alden; muster roll 
for Marcli and April, 1779, dated Fort Alden and sworn to in Quarters at 
Cherrj' Valley ; also. Corporal, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Brooks's regt.; Con- 
tinental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; 
reported as serving 8 mos. as Private, 4 mos. as Corporal ; also, descriptive list 
endorsed "January 11th 1781;" Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 
20 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft.; complexion, dark; hair, black; occupation, tanner; 
birthplace, Wobum ; residence, Wobum ; enlisted March -, 1779, by Lieut. 
Tucker; also, Corporal, Capt. Eliphalet Thoq)'s co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's 



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RiCHAKDSON, Jonas, continued. 

regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-May, 1781, dated West Point; reported on com- 
maud at Boston with Col. Brooks in Jan., Feb., and March, 1781 ; also, muster 
roll for Jime, 1781; also, muster roll for July, 1781, dated Phillii)sl)urf,'li ; 
reported on command as waterman ; also, muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 
1781, dated Peekskill; also, muster rolls for Oct., 1781-Jan., 1782, dated York 
Hutts; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Hutts and sworn to at West 
Point; also, descriptive list of men in Continental service; Capt. Thorp's co., 
Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; age, 21 (also given 20) yrs. ; stature, (5 ft. ; com- 
plexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, tanner ; birthplace, Woburu ; residence, 
Wobum; enlisted Dec. -, 1776; enlistment, during war; also, 4th co., Lieut. 
Col. Brooks's regt. ; inspection return for May, 1782, and an accomit of clothing 
received between Nov. 1, 1781, and May ol, 1782 ; also, Capt. Thorp's co., Lieut. 
Col. Brooks's regt. ; list of men who died or were discharged subsequent to 
Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Richardson discharged June 8, 1783, by Gen. Washington, 
term of enlistment having expired; also, list of men entitled to honorary 
badges for faithful service ; said Richardson served from Jime 20, 1776 ; entitled 
to 2 stripes; also, list of men entitled to $20 or 200 acres of land, agreeable to 
resolve of March 5, 1801; residence, Antrim. 

Richardson, Jonas. Return dated May 15, 1775, showing number of men in the 
training band of the 2d co. of Wobum and those enlisted into the army, etc., as 
returned by Capt. Jonathan Fox to Col. Green, at Cambridge; reported a 
recruiting officer; also, Captam, Col. James Frye's (Essex Co.) regt.; return 
dated May 20, 1775 ; resolved in Provincial Congress, at Watertown, May 20, 
1775, that said Richardson be commissioned; reported recruiting; also. Cap- 
tain, Col. James Frye's (1st) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Richardson, Jonathan, Barre. Private, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co., Col. Nathan 
Sparhawk's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 25, 1777 ; service, 
10 days, including travel (96 miles) home : company marched Aug. 21, 1777, 
to reinforce army under Gen. Stark at Bennington. 

Richardson, Jonathan, Dracut. Private, Capt. Peter Cobum's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 7 days ; also, Capt. Cobum's co., Col. Bridge's regt. ; receipt for advance 
pay, signed by said Richardson and others, dated Camp at Cambridge, Jime 
22, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
enlisted April 29, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 10 days ; also, company retum dated 
Sept. 26, 1775; also, company receipts for wages for Sept. and Oct., 1775, dated 
Camp at Cambridge : also, order for bomity coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Cambridge, Nov. 20, 1775. 

Richardson, Jonathan, Middleton. Capt. Enoch Putnam's co., Col. John Mans- 
field's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Richardson and others, dated 
Cambridge, June 8, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775: enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, Capt. Put- 
nam's CO., Col. Mansfield's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel 
Hutchinson: company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or 
its equivalent in money dated Whiter Hill, Oct. 27, 1775. 

Richardson, Jonathan. Private ; list of men returned as serving on main guard 
imder Maj. Loammi Baldwin at Cambridge, dated May 15, 1775. 

Richardson, Jon'athan. Capt. Samuel Low's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berk- 
shire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 9, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 14, 1777 ; ser- 
vice, 36 days, at " St. Coyx " (St. Croix) . 

Richardson, Jonathan. Col. Joab Stafford's co. of vohmteers: marched July 16, 
1777 ; returned July 30, 1777 ; service, 15 days ; company marched from New 



252 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, Jonathan, continued. 

Providence by order of Maj. Gen. Schuyler to reinforce troops under Col. 
"Wanier at Manchester; also, Col. Joab Stafford's (Independent) co. of volun- 
teers ; service, (3 days ; company raised from the alarm lists of New Providence, 
Lanesborough, East Hoosuck, and Gageborough, marched Aug. 14, 1777, and 
fought in battle near Beiuiington Aug. 16, 1777. 

Richardson, Jonathan. Capt. Thomas Bussey's co. of Berkshire Co. militia, 
known as the " Silver Grays ; " entered service Sept. 5, 1777 ; service, 28 days ; 
company marched to Pawlet on an alarm. 

Richardson, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co., Col. Brooks's 
regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 17, 1777 ; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 2 mos. 17 days, 
at Fort No. 2, Cambridge, guarding troops of convention ; age, 14 jts. ; also, 
same co. and regt. ; service between Feb. 2, 1778, and April 3, 1778, 1 mo. 22 
days, at Fort No. 2, Cambridge, guarding troops of convention. 

Richardson, Jonathan. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing 
service credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to 
make an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precuict of 
Brookfield ; total amount of service rendered made to average 5J months for 
each single poll in said precinct ; said Richardson credited with 2 mos. service. 

Richardson, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Josiah Wilder's co.. Col. Nathan Spar- 
hawk's regt. commanded by Maj. Daniel Clap; entered service July 4, 1778; 
discharged July 15, 1778; service, 13 days, at Rutland Barracks; company 
raised for 20 days service. Roll dated Templeton. 

Richardson, Jonathan. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Low's co.. Col. Benjamin 
Simonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Sept. 5, 1777; discharged Oct. 
1, 1777; service, 27 days, at Pawlet; also, same co. and regt. ; entered service 
Oct. 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 21, 1780; service, U days, by order of Gen. Fel- 
lows on an alann at the Northward. 

Richardson, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Samuel Low's co., Col. Benjamin 
Symonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service Oct. 27, 1780; discharged 
Oct. 28, 1780; service, 2 days, by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the 
Northward. 

Richardson, Jonathan. Private, Lieut. Jeremiah Brown's detachment. Col. Asa 
Barnes's regt. [service not given] ; detachment raised in Adams, ordered out 
on the alarm of Oct. 13, 1781, and joined army under Gen. Stark at Saratoga. 

Richardson, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Levi Brown's co., of Adams, Col. Asa 
Barnes's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. 30, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 
7, 1781; service, 9 days; company detached on the alarm of Oct. 30, 1781, and 
joined army under Gen. Stark at Saratoga.' 

Richardson, Jonathan, Jr., Billerica. Private, Capt. Edward Farmer's co. of 
militia, Col. Green's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 1'.), 1775; ser- 
vice, 4 days. 

Richardson, Jonathan, Jr. Private, Capt. Levi Brown's co., of Adams, Col. Asa 
Barnes's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. 30, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 
7, 1781 ; service, 9 days ; company detached on the alarm of Oct. 30, 1781, and 
joined army under Gen. Stark at Saratoga. 

Richardson, Jo's, Bradford. Private, Capt. John Savory's (2d Bradford) co., Col. 
Samuel Johnson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to 
Cambridge ; left place of rendezvous April 22, 1775 ; service, 5^ days. 

Richardson, Jo's, Jr., Bradford. Private, Capt. John Savory's (2d Bradford) co.. 
Col. Samuel Johnson's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775, to 
Cambridge; left place of rendezvous April 22, 1775; service, 5^ days. 



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RiCHAiJDSoN, Joseph, Barre. Private, Capt. Benjamin Xye's co., Col. Nathan Spar- 
hawk's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 25, 1777; service, 10 
dajs, includmg travel (96 miles) home; company marched Aug. 21, 1777, to 
reinforce army under Gen. Stark at Bennington; also, Capt. Benjamin Nye's 
CO.; enlisted Sept. 2G, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 29 days, includ- 
ing travel (128 miles) home ; company marched imder command of Maj. Jonas 
"Wilder to reinforce Northern army for 30 days ; also, receipt dated Worcester, 
May 29, 1782, for bounty paid .said Richardson by Nathaniel Smith, Chairman 
of Class No. 1 of the town of Barre, to serve in the Continental Army for the 
term of 3 years. 

Richardson, Joseph, Billei-ica. Private, Lieut. Oliver Crosby's detachment from 
3d Billerica co., Col. Green's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775, and was at Concord battle and afterwards at Cambridge ; service, 2 days. 

Richardson, Joseph, Brookfield. Sergeant, Capt. Ithamar "Wright's co. of Minute- 
men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 15 days ; reported 
returned home May 1, 1775. 

Richardson, Joseph, Spencertown (also given Alford) . Private, Capt. "William 
King's (1st) CO., Col. John Fellows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775; enlisted July 23, 1775; service, 9 days; also, company return dated 
Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775. 

Richardson, Joseph. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co.. Col. Job Cushing's 
regt. ; service from July 30, 1777, to Sept. 2, 1777, 1 mo. 3 days, at Bennington 
and Half Moon ; company inarched from Brookfield. 

Richardson, Joseph. Corporal, Capt. Asa Danforth's co. of volunteers. Col. 
Convers's regt. ; service, 22 days; company marched from Brookfield Sept. 23, 
1777, to join army imder Gen. Gates at the Northward. 

Richardson, Joseph. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Gage's co., Maj. Gage's regt.; 
enlisted Sept. 30, 1777: discharged Nov. 6, 1777; service, 1 mo. 9 days, with 
Northern army. Roll dated Bradford. 

Richardson, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joshua Parker's co.. Col. Robinson's regt. ; 
enlisted July 5, 1777 ; service to Jan. 1, 1778, at Rhode Island. 

Richardson, Joseph. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing ser- 
vice credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to 
make an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of 
Brookfield ; total amoimt of .service rendered made to average 5i months for 
each single poll in said precinct ; said Richardson credited with 5 mos. .service. 

Richardson, Joseph. Private, Capt. Josiah "Wilder'sco., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's 
regt. commanded by Maj. Daniel Clap; entered service July 4, 1778; dis- 
charged July 15, 1778 ; service, 12 days, at Rutland Barracks ; company raised 
for 20 days service. Roll dated Templeton. 

Richardson, Joseph. Captain of a company of matrosses, 4th "Worcester Co. regt. 
of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned June 11, 1778; also, Captain, 
Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ; engaged Oct. 19, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; 
service, 1 mo. 12 days, at Claverack, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; 
regiment raised for 3 months ; roll sworn to in "Worcester Co. 

Richardson, Joseph. Private, Capt. Jonathan Andrews's co., Col. Joseph Prime's 
regt. ; enlisted May 8, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1780 ; service, 7 mos. 24 days, 
under Brig. Gen. "Wadsworth at the Eastward. Roll sworn to in York Co. 
and certified at Thomaston. 

Richardson, Joshua, Medway. List of men returned by a committee of the town 
of Medway April 13, 1778, as having rendered service at various times subse- 



254 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, Joshua, continued. 

quent to April 19, 1775; also, Private, Capt. John Ellis's co., 4th Suffolk Co. 
regt. commaiideil by Maj. Seth Bullard ; entered service July 29, 1780; dis- 
cliarged Aug. 4, 1780; service, 9 days; company marched to Tiverton, E. I., 
on the alarm of July 29, 1780. 

Richardson, Joshua, Townsend. Private, Capt. John Minot's co., Col. Josiah 
"Whitney's regt. ; arrived at destination May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 9. 1777 ; 
service, 2 mos. 10 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (9 days) to and from 
place of destination. Roll dated Wanvick Neck. 

Richardson, Joshua. Private, Capt. Aaron Jewett's co.. Col. Samuel Bui lard's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 2(j days, 
with Northern army, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home; company 
marched to Saratoga. Roll dated Littleton. 

Richardson, Josiah, Billerica. Private, Lieut. Oliver Crosby's detachment from 
'M Billerica co.. Col. Green's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775, and was at Concord battle and afterwards at Cambridge ; service, 4 days. 

Richardson, Josiah, Chelmsford. Private, Capt. Oliver Barron's co. of militia, 
Col. David Green's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 3 days. 

Richardson, Josiah, Dracut. Private, Capt. Joseph Bradley Vamum's co.. Col. 
Simeon Spaulding's regt. ; abstract of equipments for train band and alarm 
list, endorsed " 1777 ; " reported as belongmg to train band ; also, list of men 
raised to serve in the Contmental Army from Capt. Joseph Bradley Vanumi's 
CO., Col. Simeon Spaulding's regt. ; residence, Dracut ; enlisted for town of 
Dracut ; joined Capt. James Vamum's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; 
enlistment, 3 years or during war; also. Private, Capt. James Vamum's co.. 
Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; Continental Amiy pay accounts for service from 
April 15, 1777, to Jan. 25, 1778; reported died Jan. 25, 1778. 

Richardson, Josiah (also given Joseph), Newbuiy. Private, Capt. William 
Rogers's (8th) co.. Col. Gerrish'sregt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 
June 29, 1775; service, 1 mo. 5 days; also, Capt. Rogers's co., Lieut. Col. 
Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; company return 
[probably Oct., 1775] ; also, retum of men enlisted by Sergt. Nathaniel Hills 
to serve in the Continental Army in Col. Baldwm's regt. the ensuing cam- 
paign, dated Chelsea, Dec. 8, 1775 ; also, list of recraits for the new establish- 
ment in Col. Baldwin's regt., approved by Brig. Gen. W. Heath in Camp at 
Cambridge, Dec. 30, 1775; Capt. Rogers's co. ; also, Capt Ezra-Badlam's co., 
Col. Loammi Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; abstract for advance pay for Jan., 1776, 
etc. ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstracts for Feb., ISIarch, and Jmie, 1776, 
dated New York ; also, same co. and regt. ; return for travel allowance, etc., 
for the year 1776; reported discharged 280 miles from home ; also, list of men 
raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Moses Noyes, Chair- 
man of Selectmen and Committee of Newbury; residence, Newbury; engaged 
for town of Newbury; joined Capt. Carr's co., Col. Wesson's regt.; tenn, 3 
years ; also. Private, Capt. Samuel Carr's co.. Col. James Wesson's regt. ; Conti- 
nental Anny pay accomits for service from June 1 to June 29, 1777 ; reported 
died June 29, 1777. 

Richardson, Josiah, Stoneham. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's (Stoneham) 
CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 [service not given]. 

Richardson, Josiah, Sudbury. Private, Capt. John Nixon's co. of Miimte-men, 
Col. Abijah Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 5 days. 



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Richardson, Josiah, Townsend . Private, Capt. James Hosley 's co. of Minute-men, 
Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alann of April 1!>, 1775, 
to Cambridge ; service, 9 days ; reported enlisted into the army April 27, 1775 ; 
also, Capt. Henry Farwell's co., Col. William Prescott's (10th) regt. ; mu.ster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 25, 1775 ; service, 98 days ; also, com- 
pany return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middle- 
sex Co. to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the 
time of their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778 ; 10th 
CO., Col. Reed's regt. ; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; residence, Town.send; 
engaged for town of Townsend; arrived at Fishkill June 22, 1778; also, list of 
men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Put- 
nam, July 20, 1778. 

Richardson, Josiah, Wobum. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 30 days. 

Richardson, Josiah. Private, Capt. Moses French's co.. Col. Jonathan Titcomb's 
regt. : service from May 15, 1777, to July 15, 1777, 2 mos. 5 days, at Rhode 
Island. 

Richardson, Josiah. 1st Corporal, Capt. Aaron Jewett's co.. Col. Samuel Bul- 
lard's regt.; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 
26 days, at North river, at the time of taking Gen. Burgoj-ne, including 11 days 
(220 miles) travel home ; company marched to Saratoga. Roll dated Littleton. 

Richardson, Josiah. Sub-director, in a company of bakers under John Torrey, 
Director; service from Oct. 1, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1778, 3 mos. Roll certified at 
Boston. 

Richardson, Josiah. Sergeant, Capt. Jolm Porter's co.. Col. Cyprian How's regt.. 
Col. Commandant John Jacobs's brigade ; entered service July 30, 1780 ; dis- 
charged Oct. 30, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island, including travel 
(80 miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Richardson, Jdde, Tewksbury. Private, Capt. Jonathan Brown's co. (Southeast 
CO. in Tewksbury), Col. David Green's (Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 

Richardson, Lemuel, Sutton. Private, Capt. James Greenwood's co. of militia, 
Col. Leamed's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, to Roxbuiy ; service, 4 days. 

Richardson, Leonard, "Wobum. List of men raised to serve in the Continental 
Army [year not given] ; residence, Wobum ; engaged for town of Wobum. 

Richardson, Luke, Leominster. Private, Capt. Joshua Wood's co. of militia, 
Avhich marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; ser- 
vice, 7 days. 

Richardson, Luke, Lunenburg. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. John Joslin, Jr. 's 6th (2d 
Leominster) co., 8th Worcester Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen 
by the several companies in said regiment, as returned by Abijah Steams and 
others, field officers, dated Leommster, March 14, 1776; ordered in Council 
March 23, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned 
March 23, 1776; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Jonathan Wood's co. ; list of officers 
in service at Dobbs's Ferry, Tarrytown, and North Castle, N. Y., in 1776, en- 
dorsed " Commission Officers in Colo. Jam's [Converse's] Rig't." 

Richardson, Luke, Reading. Private, Capt. John Bacheller'sco. of Minute-men, 
Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 13 days ; also, Capt. John Bacheller's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 24, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 14 days ; 



256 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson', Lukk, continued. 

also, company return dated Cambridge Camp, Sept. 25, 1775 ; also, Capt. Abra- 
ham Foster's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's regt. ; enli.sted Sept. 12, 1777; dis- 
charged Nov. 30, 1777; service, 3 mos., near Stillwater, including 12 days (240 
miles) travel home ; company marched to remforce Northern army under Gen. 
Gates; also. Sergeant, Cajit. Edward IMchardson's co.. Col. Thomas Poor's 
regt. ; engaged July 11, 1778, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Feb. 18, 1779 ; 
service, 7 mos. 19 days, at North river, N. Y., including 12 days (240 mile.s) 
travel home ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778, dated West 
Point; also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for Nov., 1778, dated Kuig's Ferry; 
also, Capt. AVilliam Green's co.. Col. Cyprian How's regt. ; entered service 
Aug. 6, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 1 day, at Rhode Island, 
including travel (80 miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Richardson, Lysander, New Salem. Descriptive list of men belonghig to Capt. 
Setli Pierce's co., Col. Seth Murray's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; rank. Private; 
age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, dark; residence. New Salem; 
mustered July 17, 1780; company detached from 6th Hampshii'c Co. regt. to 
serve for 3 months from the time of their arrival at Claverack, agreeable to 
order of General Court of Jmie 22, 1780, and mu.stered by Lieut. Col. Samuel 
"Williams and Maj. Whitmore, as per statement affixed, dated Warwick, 
Aug. 4, 1780. 

Richardson, Lysander. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Goodale's co., in a regiment 
commanded by Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams; enlisted July 11, 1777; dis- 
charged Aug. 12, 1777 ; service. 1 mo. 9 days, including travel home ; company 
marched to join Northern army and was discharged 110 miles from home. 

Richardson, Matthevf, Woburn. Fifer, Capt. Jeremiah Hill's co., Col. James 
Scammon's (30th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 6, 1775; 
service, 8 weeks ; also, company return dated Sept. 27, 1775, including abstract 
of pay to Aug. 1, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Oct. 26, 1775; also, Fifer, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Nicholas Dike's 
regt. ; jmy abstract for travel allowance, etc., to and from camp, dated Boston, 
Nov. 27, 1776, and endorsed " at Dochester Heights ; " 36 miles travel allowed 
said Richardson ; also, Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. of 
guards ; enlisted Nov. 4, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 30 days, at Fort 
No. 2, Cambridge, guarding troops of convention. 

Richardson, Moses, Dracut. Capt. Peter Cobum's co., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's 
, regt. ; receipt for advance pay, .sigjied by said Richardson and others, dated 
Camp at Cambridge, June 22, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, 
company return dated Sept. 26, 1775 ; also, comiiany receipts for wages for 
Sept. and Oct., 1775, dated Camp at Cambridge ; also, order for bounty coat or 
its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 20, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. 
James Vamum's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay 
accounts for service from May 26, 1777, to Dec. 12, 1778 ; residence, Dracut ; 
credited to town of Dracut; reported discharged. 

Richardson, Moses, Medway. Private, Capt. Joshua Partridge's (1st Medway) 
CO. of militia, Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775 ; service, 4 days ; also, list of men returned by a committee of the town 
of Medway April 13, 1778, as having rendered service at various times subse- 
quent to April 19, 1775. 

Richardson, Moses, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Moses Whiting's co., Col. John 
Greaton's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 15 days. 



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Richardson, Moses, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Joseph Butler's (1st) co., Col. John 
Nixon's (5th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Richardson and 
others, dated Cambridge, June 10, 1775; also, Sergeant, same co. and regt.; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 11 days ; 
also, company return dated Winter Hill, Sept. 30, 1775; also, order for bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Dec. 20, 1775 ; also, 2d Lieu- 
tenant, Capt. Samuel King's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; list of officers 
to be conmiissioned ; ordered in Council Sejjt. 7, 1776, that said officers be com- 
missioned ; regiment raised for defence of Boston ; also, '2d Lieutenant, Capt. 
Samuel King's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; service from April 11, 1776, 

4 days preceding march, to Dec. 1, 1776, 7 mos. 23 days; rolls dated Camp 
at Hull. 

Richardson, Moses. List dated Cambridge, May 11, 1776, of men who served as 
guards to prevent the rescue of prisoners. 

Richardson, Moses. Steward, brigantine " Freedom," commanded by Capt. John 
Clouston ; engaged Jan. 25, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 4, 1777 ; service, 6 mos. 
6 days. 

Richardson, Moses. Midshipman, State ship "Tai"tar," commanded by Capt. 
John Cathcart; engaged May 25, 1782; discharged Nov. 9, 1782; service, 

5 mos. 15 days. Roll sworn to at Boston. 

Richardson, Moses, Jr., Medway. List of men returned by a committee of the 
town of Medway April 13, 1778, as having rendered service at various times 
subsequent to April 19, 1775. 

Richardson, Nathan, Brookfield. Coi-poral, Capt. Ithamar Wright's co. of 
Minute-men, which marched on the alann of April 19, 1773 ; service, 15 days ; 
reported retu.med home May 1, 1775; also, list of men, dated Brookfield, June 
3, 1778, showuig service credited to them, respectively, as returned by the com- 
mittee chosen to make an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 
3d Precinct of Brookfield ; total amomit of service rendered made to average 
5^ months for each single poll in said precinct ; said Richardson credited with 
4§ mos. service. 

Richardson, Nathan, Wobum. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched 
on the alarm of A]iril 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; .service, 4 days. 

Richardson, Nathan. Company receipt for wages, etc., given to Capt. Cad- 
wallader Ford, dated Wilmington, May 22, 1778. 

Richardson, Nath^vniel, Billerica. Private, Capt. Jonathan Stickney's co.. Col. 
Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 
1, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 8 days ; also, company return dated Sept. 25, 1775 ; also, 
order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 16, 
1775; also, Private, Capt. Lsaac Sherman's co.. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (26th) 
regt.; return for advance pay for Jan., 1776; also, same co. and regt.; pay 
abstracts for Feb. and March, 1776; also, (late) Capt. Shemian'sco., Col. Bald- 
win's regt. ; jiay abstracts for April, May, and June, 1776, dated New York ; 
also, list of men belonging to (late) Capt. Sherman's co., 26th regt., who were 
enlisted by the several officers of said company, as returned by Lieut. Caleb 
Robinson, dated New York, July 5, 1776; also, list of men belonging to the 
26th regt. who agreed to tarry 6 weeks from the last of Dec, 1776, as returned 
by Col. Baldwin, dated Trenton, Jan. 1, 1777. 

Richardson, Nathaniel, Chelmsford. Private, Capt. Vamum's co., Col. Michael 
Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, 
to Feb. 3, 1780; residence, Chelmsford; term, 3 years; reported deceased. 



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Richardson, Nathaniel, Leicester. Private, Capt. Thomas Newliall's co. of 
militia, which marclied on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 
l>i clays; reported returned home; also, Matross, Capt. 'William Todd's co.. 
Col. Crafts's regt. ; return for advance pay for 1 month, mileage, etc., swoni to 
in Suffolk Co., Dec. 16, 1776; also, Private, Capt. Loring Lincoln's co., which 
marched under command of Lieut. Col. Flagg on the alarm at Bemiington in 
1777; service, 5 days; company probably belonged to Leicester; also, Capt. 
Ralph Earll's co.. Col. Danforth Keyes's regt.; enlisted Aug. 30, 1777; dis- 
charged Jan. 3, 1778; service, 4 mos. 4 days; roll dated Providence; also, 
same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for mileage home from Camp Providence 
Dec. 31, 1777 ; mileage for 50 miles allowed said Richardson. 

Richardson, Nathaniel. Receipt dated Chelmsford, April 19, 1776, signed by 
said Richardson and others, for wages for service from Feb. 5, 1776, to April 1, 
1776, in Capt. John Ford's co.. Col. Roberson's (Robinson's) regt. 

Richardson, Nehemiah, New Providence. List of men rai.sed to .serve in the 
Continental Army from Capt. Shubael "Willmarth's (New Providence) co. 
[year not given] ; residence, New Providence ; engaged for town of New Provi- 
dence; joined Capt. Stone's co.. Col. Brewer's regt. ; term, 3 years. 

Richardson, Nehemiah. Capt. Samuel Low's co.. Col. Benjamm Simonds's regt. ; 
entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; service, 6 days, at 
Bcnnmgton ; also, Private, same co. and regt.; entered service Sept. 5, 1777; 
discharged Oct. 1, 1777 ; service, 27 days, at Pawlet. 

Richardson, Nehemiah. Sergeant, Capt. William White's co., (late) Col. Brown's 
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; engaged July 11, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 22, 1780 ; ser- 
vice, 3 mos. 17 daj's, at Stone Arabia, N. Y., including 6 days (120 miles) travel 
home. 

Richardson, Obadiah, Dracut. Private, Capt. Stephen RusseH's co. of militia. 
Col. Green's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 6 
days. 

Richardson, Oliver, Billerica. Private, Capt. Edward Farmer's co. of militia, 
Col. Green's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 
days; also, Capt. Edward Farmer's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt.; enlisted 
Sept. 29, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1777 ; service, 41 days ; company marched 
to reinforce Northern army. 

Richardson, Oliver, Chelmsford. Private, Capt. Oliver Barron's co. of militia, 
Col. David Green's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service, 7 days; a/so, receipt dated Chelmsford, April 19, 1776, signed by 
said Richardson and others, for wages for service from Feb. 5, 1776, to April 1, 
1776, in Capt. John Ford's co.. Col. Roberson's (Robinson's) regt. ; also. Pri- 
vate, Capt. Jolm Ford's co. of volunteers, Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; enlisted 
Sept. 28 (also given Sept. 27), 1777; discharged Nov. 8, 1777; service, 40 (also 
given 43) days; company probably raised in Dracut, Chelmsford, and Dmi- 
stable, and marched Sei)t. 30, 1777, to reinforce Northern army. 

Richardson, Oliver, Stoneham. Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 

Richardson, Oliver, Wrentham (also given Medway). Private, Capt. John 
Boyd's CO. of Minute-men, Col. Greaton's regt., which a.ssembled and marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; also, Capt. Boyd's co., 36th 
regt. ; company return dated Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; 
also, Capt. Boyd's co.. Col. John Greaton's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its 
equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 23, 1775 ; also, list of men returned 
by a committee of the town of Medway April 13, 1778, as having rendered ser- 
vice at various times subsequent to April 19, 1775. 



IN THE WAR OF THE KEVOLUTION. 259 

Richardson, Oliver. Sergeant, Capt. Asa Fairbanks's co., Col. Benjamin Hawes's 
regt. ; sen'ice from Sept. 30, 1777, to Oct. 31, 1777, 1 mo. 2 days, at Rhode 
Island. Roll dated Wrentham. 

Richardson, Oliver. Private, Capt. Amos Ellis's co., Col. Benjamin Hawes's 
regti. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1778 ; discharged Aug. 16, 1778 ; service, 14 
days, at Rhode Island. 

Richardson, Oliver. Sergeant, Capt. John Ellis's co., 4th Suffolk Co. regt. com- 
manded byMaj. Seth Bullard; entered service July 29, 1780; discharged Aug. 
7, 1780; service, 12 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm 
of July 29, 1780. 

Richardson, Parker, Methuen. Corporal, in a company commanded by Maj. 
Samuel Bodwell, which marched in response to the alann of Ajiril 19, 1775; 
service, 2 days. 

Richardson, Partridge. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co.. Col. Jacob 
Garish's (Gerrish's) regt. of guards; service from July 2 to July 16, 1778, 17 
days, at Winter Hill ; also, Capt. Nathan Sargent's co., Col. J^acob Gerrish's 
regt. of guards; enlisted July 17, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 4 
mos. 29 days; roll dated Camp at Winter Hill. 

Richardson, Paul, Hutchinson (Barre). Private, Capt. John Black's co.. Col. 
Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 20, 
1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Prospect Hill, 
Oct. 26, 1775; also, order on Henry Gardner, Province Treasurer, payable to 
John Mason, dated Hutchinson, Aug. 12, 1776, signed by said Richardson, for 
compensation for losses sustained at Bmiker Hill ; also, Corporal, Capt. 
Ephraim Stockwell's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1777 ; dis- 
charged Aug. 29, 1777; service, 1 mo. 7 days, including 5 days (110 miles) 
travel home : company marched to Bennington July 28, 1777, to reinforce 
army \inder Gen. Stark; also, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co. ; enlisted Sept. 26, 
1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 29 days, including travel (128 miles) 
home ; company marched under command of Maj . Jonas Wilder to reinforce 
Northern army for 30 days. 

Richardson, Paul. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney'sco., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's 
detachment of guards ; engaged May 8, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 1, 1780; service, 
2 mos. 24 days ; company detached from militia for service at and about Boston ; 
also, Capt. Champney's co. of guards ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Nov. 1, 
1780 ; .service, 3 mos. ; company detached from militia for service at and about 
Boston. 

Richardson, Peter, Cape Ann. Capt. John Row's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's 
(27th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Richardson and others, 
dated Cambridge, June 28, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll 
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 29, 1775; service, 2 mos. 8 days; also, com- 
pany return [probably Oct., 1775]. 

Richardson, Peter. Private, Capt. Samuel Barnard's co. of militia, Col. Thomas 
Gardner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days. 
Roll endorsed " Watertown." 

Richardson, Peter. Private, Capt. Joseph Sevey's co.. Col. Benjamin Foster's 
(Lincoln Co.) regt. ; entered service July 16, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1777 ; 
service, 2 mos. 24 days, on an alarm ; company served at Machias when British 
ships lay in that harbor until relieved by Col. John Allen's forces. 

Richardson, Peter. Private, Capt. Joseph Fuller's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's 
regt. ; enliste^ Aug. 20, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 22 days, 



260 JMASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, I'kter, continued. 

at Stillwater, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to in 
Middlesex Co. 

Richardson, Peter. Private, Sergt. Jonathan Brooks's detachment of Wobum 
militia raised to serve as guards from Jan. 25, 1779, to March 1, lf79, 1 mo. 
7 days, at Bunker Hill. 

Richardson, Peter. Private, Capt. William Green's co.. Col. Cyprian How's 
regt. ; entered service Aug. 9, 1780, ;i days preceding march ; discharged Nov. 1, 
1780; service, 2 mos. 28 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) 
home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Richardson, Phineas. Private, Capt. John Dodge's co., Col. Jacolr Gerrish's 
regt. of guards; enlisted Aug. 12, 1778; discharged Dec. 16, 1778; service, 
4 mos. 5 days, at Winter Hill. 

Richardson, Preston. Private, Capt. Samuel Hamant's co., Col. Samuel Denny's 
(2d) regt.; enlisted Oct. 22, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; .service, 1 mo. 11 
days, at Claverack, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; regiment raised 
to remforce Continental Army for 3 months. 

Richardson, "Raham." Private; return made to Capt. Stems by Capt. Jolin 
Walton, dated Cambridge, Sept. 30, 1777, of men belongmg to his company 
who had engaged to serve as guards at Boston, Charlestown, Cambridge, Med- 
ford, Roxbury, and Dorchester. 

Richardson, Ralph. List of men, dated Brookfleld, June 30, 1778, showing service 
credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make 
an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brook- 
field ; total amoimt of service rendered made to average 5^ months for each sin- 
gle poll in said precinct ; said Richardson credited with 4| mos. service. 

Richardson, Resolved. Private, Capt. Reuben Greenleaf's co., Col. Job Cush- 
ing's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 3, 1777 : discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 7 
days, with Northern army, includmg 1 1 days (212 miles) travel home ; roll dated 
Lancaster; also, Capt. Luke Wilder's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's (2d) regt. ; 
enlisted Oct. 27, 1779; service to Dec. 1, 1779, 1 mo. 5 days, at Claverack; 9 
days (180 miles) travel home also allowed ; roll dated Albany. 

Richardson, Reuben, Dracut. Receipt dated Dracut, June 26, 1780, for bounties 
paid said Richardson and others by a committee of the town of Dracut to serve 
in the Continental Anny for the term of 6 months ; also, descriptive list of men 
raised by the town of Dracut to serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to 
resolve of June 5, 1780, as returned by Capt. Stephen Russell and Capt. J. B. 
Vamum, dated Dracut; Capt. Ru-ssell's co. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; 
complexion, light; residence, Dracut; also, list of 6 months men raised agree- 
able to resolve of Jime 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, 
Superintendent for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Spring- 
field ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Anny for 
the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received 
of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6tli Mass. regt., at 
Springfield, July 1, 1780; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, .5 ft. .5 in. ; complexion, light; 
engaged for town of Dracut; marched to camp July 1, 1780, under command 
of Ensign Joseph Miller; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and 
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed mu.ster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 2.5, 1780; also. Private ; pay roll for 6 months men raised 
by the town of Dracut for service in the Continental Army during 1780; 
marched from home June 26, 1780; discharged Dec. 14, 1780; service, 5 mos. 
29 days, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home. . 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 261 

Richardson, Reuben, Woburn. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 3 
days. 

Richardson, Reuben. Seaman, sloop " Machias Liberty," commanded by Capt. 
Jeremiah Obrien ; engaged March 10, 1776 ; discharged July 6, 1776 ; service, 

3 mos. 26 daj's. 

Richardson, Richard, Needham. Private, Capt. Robert Smith's co., Col. "Wil- 
liam Heath's regt. ; service, 5 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775. 

Richardson, Richard, Peterborough (also given Stoddard) . Private, Capt. Wil- 
iam Scott's co. of Muiute-men, Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's regt., which marched 
April 20, 1775, m response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service to April 23, 
1775, 3 days ; also, Capt. William Scott's co., Col. Paul Dudley Sergent's regt. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 23, 1775; service, 3 mos. 16 days. 

Richardson, Ricilird, Watertown. Private, Capt. Samuel King's co.. Col. Josiah 
Whitney's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, etc., dated Camp at Hull, Aug. 30, 
1776; also, same co. and regt.; service from Jime 26, 1776, 4 days preceding 
march, to date of discharge, Dec. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 7 days; rolls dated Camp at 
Hull. 

Richardson, Richard. Matross, Capt. Edward Fettyplace's (Marblehead) co. ; 
enlisted June 1, 1776; service to Sept. 1, 1776, 3 mos., in defence of seacoast. 

Richardson, Richard. Private, brigantine " Massachusetts," commanded by Capt. 
Daniel Souther; engaged Aug. 17, 1776; discharged Dec. 21, 1776; service, 

4 mos. 4 days ; reported entitled to 1 share of prize money ; also, Pilot, brig- 
antine " Massachiisetts," commanded by Capt. John Lambert; engaged Jan. 
25, 1777 ; roll made up for advance pay for 1 month ; also. Seaman, brigantine 
"Massachusetts," commanded by Capt. John Fisk; abstract for advance pay 
for 1 month, dated Salem, March 17, 1777; also, same vessel and commander; 
engaged Feb. 17, 1777 ; discharged July 31, 1777 ; service, 5 mos. 14 days ; roll 
dated Boston; also, same vessel and commander; engaged July 31, 1777: dis- 
charged Oct. 16, 1777 ; roll dated Boston. 

Richardson, Richard. Private, Capt. Jabez West's co. ; enlisted Oct. 7, 1777 ; dis- 
charged Dec. 6, 1777; service, 1 mo. 29 days; company raised for expedition 
against Nova Scotia and continued m service at Machias for its defence ; also, 
Capt. Joseph Seavy's co., Col. Benjamm Foster's regt.; service, 1 day; com- 
pany served at Machias from Dec. 5 to Dec. 25, 1778. 

Richardson, Robert, Chelmsford (also given Lancaster) . Capt. John Ford's co., 
Col. Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt. ; order for advance pay for 1 month, signed 
by said Richardson and others, dated Cambridge, Jime 6, 1775; also, same co. 
and regt. ; company return dated June 15, 1775 ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; 
complexion, light ; occupation, farmer; residence, Chelmsford ; enlisted May 4, 
1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted 
May 4, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 5 days ; also, company return dated Sept. 25, 1775 ; 
also, company receipt for mileage, given to Capt. John Ford, dated Ticonder- 
oga, Aug. 28, 1776; also, company receipt, given to Capt. John Ford, for wages 
to Oct. 1, 1776, dated Ticonderoga ; company marched from Chelmsford July 
25, 1776, and was discharged at Albany Jan. 1, 1777; also, Capt. John Minott's 
CO., Col. Dike's regt. : muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777 ; enlisted Dec. 13, 
1776; discharged Jan. 22, 1777; regiment raised to sei-ve vmtil March 1, 1777; 
also. Private, Colonel's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's (10th) regt.; Contmental 
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 12, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, 
Chelmsford; credited to town of Chelmsford; also, Capt. Philip Thomas's 
(5th) CO., Col. Marshall's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of entering ser- 
vice, Jan. 15, 1777, to Feb. (5, 1777; credited with 23 days allowance; sub- 



262 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 



RicuARDSOx, Robert, continued. 

sistence also allowed for 11 tlays (220 miles) travel on march £i-om Boston to 
Bennington; also, same co. and regt. ; subsistence allowed from Feb. 6, 1777, 
to Jmie 2, 1777; credited with 135 days allowance; also, same co. and regt.; 
muster roll for Jan., 1779, dated West Point; enlisted Jan. 12, 1777; enlist- 
ment, 3 years; reported sick at Hartford; a/so, Colonel's co.. Col. Manshall's 
regt.; muster roll for April, 1779, dated West Point; also, descriptive list 
endorsed " W point January 11th 1781 ; " Capt. William Parks'sco., Col. Ben- 
jamin Tupper's (10th) regt.; age, .44 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.: complexion, 
light ; hair, light ; residence, Lancaster (also given Chelmsford) ; engaged 
Oct. 7, 1779, by Capt. Parks; term, during war; also, Private, Col. Tupper's 
regt. ; service from Jan. 1, 1781, 24 mos. 

Richardson, Robert. Petition dated Boston, March 9, 1778, signed by George 
Cabot, in behalf of hmiself and others, of Beverly, asking that said Richardson 
be commissioned as commander of the brigantine " Terrible Creature " (priva- 
teer) ; ordered in Council March 9, 1778, that a commission be issued. 

Richardson, "Rubard." Capt. Baker's co.; list of men taken from the Orderly 
Book of Col. Israel Hutchinson, of the 27th regt., dated Fort Lee; reported 
taken prisoner at Fort Washington Nov. 16, 1776. 

Richardson, Rufus, Barre. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to re.solve of June 5, 1780, re- 
turned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, 

' at Springfield, July 15, 1780; age, 20 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 11 in.; complexion, 

light ; engaged for town of Ban'e ; marched to camp July 15, 1780, under com- 
mand of Capt. James Cooper; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service 
and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, Private ; pay roll for 6 months men raised 
by the town of Barre for service in the Continental Army durmg 1780 ; enlisted 
July 12, 1780; discharged Dec. 19, 1780; service, 5 mos. 17 days, includmg 
10 days (200 miles) travel home. 

RiCHfVitDSON, Rufus. Private, Capt. John Oliver's co;. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's 
regt. ; service, 104 days, travel included ; compaiiy served in the Jerseys ; war- 
rant for pay allowed in Council Aug. 12, 1777. 

Richardson, Rufus. Private, Capt. Thomas Lord's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; 
enlisted Sept. 1, 1777; service, 2 mos. 29 days, in Northern department at 
the time of taking Gen. Burgoyne; reported furloughed; travel allowed com- 
pany from Tarrytown, N. Y., to Athol. 

Richardson, Rufus. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co., Col. Samuel Denny's 
(2d) regt., Gen. Fellows's brigade ; service from Oct. 24, 1779, to Dec. 1, 1779, 
1 mo. 8 days, at Claverack. Roll dated Petersham. 

Richardson, Rufus. Receipt dated Worcester, June 13, 1782, for boiuity paid said 
Ricliardson by Capt. Norman Seaver, Chairman of Class No. 3 of the town of 
, Westminster, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. 

Richardson, Samuel, Billerica. Private, Capt. Jonathan Stickney's co., Col. 
Bridge's regt. of Minute-men, which marclied on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
service, 7 days; I'eported returned home; also, Capt. Edward Farmer's co., 
Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; entered service Sept. 29, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 8, 
1777; service, 41 days; company marched to reinforce Northern army. 

Richardson, Samuel, Leicester. Private, Cajjt. Seth Washburn's co., Col. Ward's 
regt., which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775; service, 26 days; also, 
company return dated Oct. 8, 1775. 



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RicHARDsox, Samuel, Methuen. Private, in a company commanded by Maj. 
Samuel Bodwell, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; 
service, 3^ days. 

Richardson, Sajiuel, Newton. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's co., 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 177.5, to Lexington; service, 
4 days; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Jeremiah Wiswall's co.. Col. Hatch's regt. ; 
service, 5 days; company marched at request of Gen. "Washington at the time 
of taking Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. 
Joseph Fuller's 7th (2d Newton) co.. Col. Samuel Thatcher's (1st Middlesex 
Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; return of officers chosen by the several companies 
in said regiment, dated Watertown, April 20, 1776 ; ordered in Coxmcil April 
29, 177(i, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned April 29, 
1776. 

Richardson, Samuel, Wobum. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 30 days. 

Richardson, Samuel. Private, Capt. Samuel Fisher's co.. Col. Ephraim "Whee- 
lock's regt. ; service, 23 days; company ordered to march to Warwick, E. I., 
on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. 

Richardson, Samuel. List of men raised in Suffolk Co. to serve in the Continental 
Army, as returned by Maj. Metcalf, of Col. Wheelock's regt., June 18, 1777; 
engaged for town of Wrentham ; term, 8 months. 

Richardson, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abel Mason's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; 
enlisted Aug. 16, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 3, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 26 days, including 
9 days (174 miles) travel home ; company drafted Aug. 13, 1777, to serve with 
Northern army until Nov. 30, 1777. Roll dated Sturbridge. 

Richardson, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abraham Foster's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's 
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 18, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 24 days, 
near Stillwater, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; company marched 
to reinforce Northern army under Gen. Gates. 

Richardson, Samuel. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., Col. Hawes's regt. ; 
service between July 26, 1778, and Aug. 26, 1778, 26 days, at Rhode Island. 
Roll sworn to at "Wrentham. 

Richardson, Samuel. Seaman, ship " General Mifflin," commanded by Capt. 
George ^Yait Babcock ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to at Bos- 
ton, Sept. 9, 1780; age, 22 yrs. ; complexion, dark; reported as belonging to 
Massachusetts. 

Richardson, Samuel. Private, Capt. John Bacon's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's 
regt.; enlisted Aug. 16, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 2 mos. 19 
days; regiment raised In Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 
months and stationed at Rhode Island. 

Richardson, Samuel. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from 
:May 10, 1782, 7 mos. 20 days. 

Richardson, Samuel, Jr., "Wrentham. Private, Capt. Benjamin Haws's co.. Col. 
John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 
days. 

Richardson, Seth (also given Seth, Jr.) , Attleborough. Private, Capt. Stephen 
Richardson's (Attleborough) co. of Mmute-men, which marched probably on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the army 
May 15, 1775; also. Corporal, Capt. Moses Knap's co.. Col. Joseph Reed's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted ^Nlay 8, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 
day ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, 



264 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, Seth (also given Seth, Jr.) , continued. 

Nov. 21, 1775; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d Attloborough, also 
given Attleborough No. 12) co., Col. Daggett's regt. : list of men who were in 
the 8 months service at Roxbury in 1775, known as the 1st campaign. 

Richardson, Seth, Danvers. Private, Capt. James Gray's co.. Col. Thomas Mar- 
shall's regt.; abstract for advance pay, mileage to camp, etc., dated July 15, 
1775; also, same co. and regt. ; entered service May 30, 1776; service to Nov. 
1, 1776, 5 mos. 2 days; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; also, 
list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4th 
COS., of Danvers; engaged for town of Danvers ; joined Capt. Page's co., Col. 
Francis's regt. ; term, 3 years; reported as belonging to 3d Danvers co. ; also, 
Private, Capt. Samuel Page's co.. Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt. ; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 26, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. 
Samuel Page's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed from 
date of enlistment, Feb. 26 [1777], to time of arrival at Bennington ; credited 
■with 26 days allowance ; the Captain and 1st Lieutenant to march April 1, 
1777, the rest to march March 12, 1777; also, Maj. AVilliam Lithgow's co.. Col. 
Benjamin Tupper's regt. ; muster roll for March, 177il, dated We-st Point ; also, 
Corporal, Major's co.. Col. Tupper's regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts for 
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 26, 1780; reported discharged. 

Richardson, Seth. Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d Attleborough, also given 
Attleborough No. 12) co.. Col. Daggett's regt. ; list of men who served in the 
5 months campaign at York in 1776, known as the 6th campaign. 

Richardson, Seth. Private, Capt. Stephen Richardson's co. ; marched Sept. 25, 
1777; discharged Oct. 29, 1777; service, 1 mo. 6 days; company marched from 
Attleborough under command of Col. George Williams on a secret expedition. 

RichjVRDSon, Seth. Corporal, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; 
marched July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 10 days, including 
2 days (36 miles) travel home ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the 
alarm of July 31, 1780. Roll sworn to at Attleborough. 

Richardson, Silas, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Enoch Robinson's co. ; enlisted 
Aug. 12, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 11 (also given Sept. 12) , 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 
Iday (also given 1 mo. 2 days) ; company detached from militia to serve at 
Rhode Island for 4 weeks in a regiment under Capt. Samuel Fisher, Com- 
mandant ; 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 re- 
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, 
July 11, 1780 ; age, 17 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for 
town of Attleborough ; arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780 ; marched to camp 
July 11, 1780, under command of Ensign liancraft ; also, list of men raised for 
the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed mus- 
ter in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, pay roll for 6 months 
men raised by the town of Attleborough for service in the Continental Army 
during 1780; marched July 6, 1780; discharged Jan. 8, 1781; service, 6 mos. 
2 days; travel (200 miles) home also allowed. 

Richardson, Silas, Mendon. Corporal, Capt. John Albee's (1st Mendon) co., 
which marched on the alann of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 9 dajs. 

RicHiVrdson, Silas, Wobum. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 5 days. 

Richardson, Silas. Private, Capt. John Ellis's co., 4th Suffolk Co. regt. com- 
manded by Maj. Seth BuUard; entered service July 29, 1780; discharged 
Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 days, including 2 days (50 miles) travel home; com- 
pany marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of July 29, 1780. 



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PacHARDSON, Simeon, Medway. Corporal, Capt. Hezekiah BuUard's (1st Medway) 
CO. of militia, Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 
30, 1775; service, 2 days; also, Capt. Joseph Lovell's co., 4th regt.; service, 
21 days; company marched from Medway to Warwick, R. I., on the alarm of 
Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Joseph Lovell's (Independent) co. drafted from 4th 
regt. when at Warwick, R. I., Dec. 29, 1776; service, 22 days; roll dated Med- 
way and endorsed " Comp'y of ye 4th Regt. that tarried at Providence ; " also, 
ILst of men returned by a committee of the town of Medway April 13, 1778, as 
having rendered service at various times subsequent to April 10, 1775; also. 
Private, Capt. John Ellis's co., 4th Suffolk Co. regt. commanded hy Maj. Seth 
Bullard; entered service July 29, 1780; discharged Aug. 4, 1780; service, 9 
days, including 2 days (50 miles) travel home ; company marched to Tiverton, 
R. I., on the alarm of July 29, 1780. 

Richardson, Simeon. Capt. Jonas Richardson's co.. Col. James Frj-e's (1st) regt. ; 
receipt for advance pay, signed by said Richardson and others, dated Cam- 
bridge, Aug. -, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; company return [prob- 
ably Oct., 1775]: enlisted July 15, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its 
equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 22, 1775. 

Richardson, Shvieon. Private, Capt. John Porter's co., Col. Cyprian How's regt., 
Col. Commandant John Jacobs's brigade ; entered service July 25, 1780 ; dis- 
charged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, at Rhode Island, including 
travel (80 miles) home ; regiment raised for 3 months. 

Richardson, Stephen (also given Stephen, Jr.) , Attleborough. Dnmimer, Capt. 
Caleb Richardson's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 
1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company return 
dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for boimty coat or its equivalent in money dated 
Roxbury, Nov. 20, 1775; also, Fifer, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d 
Attleborough, also given Attleborough No. 12) co., Col. Daggett's regt. ; list of 
men who were in the 8 months service at Roxbury in 1775, known as the 1st 
campaign. 

Richardson, Stephen, Attleborough. Captain of an Attleborough co. of Mmute- 
men, which marched probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 11 days ; 
also, copy of an order on Ephraim Newell, Town Treasurer of Attleborough, 
dated July 5, 1776, for wages, etc., due said Richardson and others for service 
on the alarm caused by the battle of Bimker Hill ; also, Captain, Attleborough 
No. 12 CO. ; list of men belonging to said Richardson's co. who served in the 
so-called 6 weeks campaign at Roxbury in Dec, 1775 " & onward," known as 
the 2d campaign; also. Captain, 4th co.. Col. John Daggatt's (4th Bristol Co.) 
regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen in said regiment, dated Attle- 
borough, March 18, 1776 ; ordered m Comicil March 21, 1776, that said officers 
be commissioned ; reported commissioned March 21, 1776 ; also, receipt given 
to Col. Suueon Cary, dated " Cortlandts Manor," Dec. 3, 1776, signed by 
[Lieut.] Col. Stephen Richardson, in behalf of Capt. Richardson and others, 
and by other officers of Col. Cary's regt., for wages for themselves and their 
companies for the months of Oct. and Nov., 1776, and 12 daj^s in Dec, 1776; 
also, Captam of a company comprismg one-fourth of the militia of tlie town 
of Attleborough, which marched to Rhode Island April 21, 1777, to hold the 
Lines until men could be raised for that puri)ose for 2 months, and serv^ed imtil 
May 15, 1777 ; service, 25 days ; also. Captain ; pay roll of said Richardson's co. 
which marched from Attleborougli Sept. 25, 1777, under command of Col. 
George Williams on a secret expedition and was discharged Oct. 29, 1777 ; also, 
Captain, Col. Williams's regt., Brig. Gen. Palmer's brigade ; return of officers 
who marched on a " late " expedition to Rhode Island, dated Gennantown, 
Dec. 11. 1777 : also. Captain, 4th (Attleborough) co.. Col. John Daggett's (Bris- 



266 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 



Richardson, Stephen, continued. 

tol Co.) regt. ; list of men mustered by James Leonard, Muster Master, for the 
tenn of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, dated Taunton, May 
21, 1778; 2 men reported as having been mustered from said Richardson's co. 

Richardson, Stephen (also given Stephen, 2d), Attleborough. List of men mus- 
tered by James Leonard, Muster Master for Bristol Co., for 6 months service 
at Rhode Island, dated Jime 29, 1778; Col. John Daggett's regt.; also, Pri- 
vate, Capt. Joseph Cole's co.. Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted July 6, 1778; 
service, 5 mos. 27 days, at Rhode Island ; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779. 

Richardson, Stephen, Pembroke. Corporal, Capt. Freedom Chamberlain's co., 
Col. Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 14 
days; also, Sergeant, Capt. Freedom Chamberlain's co., Gen. John Thomas's 
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged May 3, 1775 ; service, .3 mos. 6 
days ; also, company return dated Camp at Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, Capt. 
Ichabod Bonney's CO., Col. John Cushing's regt. ; marched Dec. 9, 1776; ser- 
vice, 17 days; company marched to Providence, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 9, 
1776. 

Richardson, Stephen, Pembroke. Private, Capt. John Turner's co.. Col. Theophi- 
lus Cotton's regt.; marched Sept. 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 3 days; company 
marched to Rhode Island. 

Richardson, Stephen, Royalston. List of men mustered to serve m the Continen- 
tal Army for the term of 9 months ; said Richardson appears among men belong- 
ing to Capt. Woodbury's co. and other companies in Col. Sparhawk's regt. ; 
engaged for town of Royalston ; mustered May 19 [year not given, probably 
1778] ; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Peter Woodbury's co.. Col. Nathan 
Sparhawk's regt., sent to Maj. Seth Washburn, Supermtendent for Brig. Gen. 
Warner's brigade, as returned by Capt. AVoodbury, dated Royalston, May 18, 
1778; age, 29 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. 2 in. ; complexion, dark ; a7so, descriptive list 
of men raised for Contmental service, as returned by Seth Washburn, Super- 
intendent for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Woodbury's co.. Col. Sparhawk's regt. ; 
age, 29 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. 2 in. ; complexion, dark; residence, Royalston ; also, 
list of men raised ui Worcester Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of 
their arrival at Fishkill, returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy 
Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; an-ived at Fishkill Jmie 7, 1778; 
also, Private, Capt. Christopher Marshall's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; 
muster rolls for Jan. and March, 1779, dated West Point ; enlisted June 7, 
1778; discharged March 7, 1779; enlistment, 9 months. 

Richardson, Stephen (also given Stephen, Jr.), Wobum. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. 
Abraham Gould's (2d) co. ; return dated Groton, Dec. 5, 1776, made by Brig. 
Oliver Prescot, of officers appointed to command men drafted from Middlesex 
Co. militia into a regiment to be commanded by Col. Samuel Thatcher and 
ordered to march to Fairfield, Conn., on or before Dec. 16, 1776; residence, 
Wobum : company drafted from 2d Middlesex Co. regt., and made up of men 
from Wobum, Reading, Wilmington, and Stoneham ; also, commimication 
addressed to the Council by Col. Jonathan Fox, dated Wobum, Oct. 10, 1777, 
stating that said Richardson had T)cen chosen 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Jesse 
Wyman's (3d) CO.; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Wyman's (3d) co.. Col. Fox's 
(2d Middlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Oct. 
10, 1777; also, 3d Lieutenant, Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co., Col. Eleazer 
Brooks's regt. ; muster roll dated Dec. 3, 1777; appointed Nov. 13, 1777; com- 
pany detached from militia and stationed at Cambridge ; also, same co. and 
regt.; muster roll dated Cambridge, Jan. 24, 1778; service guarding troops of 
convention; reported on furlough. [See Jeduthan Richardson.] 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 267 



Richardson, Stephen. Private, Capt. Joseph Bradley Varnum's co., Col. Simeon 
Spaulding's regt. ; abstract of eciuipments for train band and alarm list, endorsed 
" 1777 ; " reported as belonging to alarm list. 

Richardson, Stephen. Private, Capt. Moses Willmarth's co.. Col. Jolin Daggett's 
re"t. ; service, 2 mos. 25 days, at Rhode Island ; regiment raised for 3 months 
from Jan. 1, 1778. Roll sworn to at Taunton. 

Richardson, Stephen. Adjutant, Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered service 
July 26, 1778; discharged Aug. 10, 1778; service, 16 days, on expedition to 
Rhode Island. 

Richardson, Stephen. Private, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co.. Col. John Hath- 
away's regt. ; entered service March 25, 1779 ; service, 21 days, at Rhode Island. 
Roll dated Attleborough. 

Richardson, Stephen. Private, Capt. Enoch Robinson's co. ; enlisted Aug. 12, 
1779; discharged Sept. 11 (also given Sept. 12), 1779; service, 1 mo. 1 day 
(also o-iven 1 nio. 2 days) ; company detached from militia to serve at Rhode 
Island for 4 weeks in a regiment under Capt. Samuel Fisher, Commandant. 
Roll sworn to at Attleborough. 

Richardson, Stephen. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, 
• dated June 10, 1779; said Richardson chosen 2d Major, Col. Isaac Dean's 
(4th Bristol Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; appointment concurred in by Council 
June 10, 1779; reported commissioned June 10, 1779; also, official record of a 
ballot by the House of Representatives, dated Jmie 19, 1780 ; said Richardson 
chosen 1st Major, 4th Bristol Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; appomtment concurred 
in by Council June 19, 1780 ; reported commissioned Jmie 19, 1780. 

Richardson, Stephen. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Simeon Cary's regt. to be raised in 
Plymouth and Bristol coimties ; list of field officers of regiments to be raised 
for Quebec and New York ; commissioned June 26, 1776 ; also, Colonel ; list of 
men belonging to Capt. Richardson's co. of No. 12 Attleborough who served 
in the 5 months campaign at York m 1776, known as the 6th campaign ; also, 
receipt for mileage, given to Col. Simeon Cary, dated Chelsea Camp, Aug. 
7, 1777 [6], signed by said Richardson, Lieutenant Colonel, and others: also, 
receipt given to Col. Simeon Cary, dated " Cortlandts Manor," Dec. 3, 1776, 
signed by said Richardson and others, officers of Col. Cary's regt., for wages 
for themselves and then- companies for the months of Oct. and Nov., 1776, 
and 12 days m Dec, 1776 ; also, Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ; 
appointed July 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 21 days, 
at Rhode Island; regiment detached from Bristol Co. militia to reinforce 
Continental Anny for 3 months. 

Richardson, Stephen. Private, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's 
regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days; 
regiment raised to remforce Continental Army for 3 months. Roll sworn to in 
Bristol Co. 

Richardson, Thaddeus. Private, Capt. John Dix's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt.. 
Gen. Lovel's brigade; enlisted Aug. 2, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; ser- 
vice, 1 mo. 14 days, on expedition to Rhode Island, including 4 days (71 miles) 
travel home. 

Richardson, Theophilus, Needham. Private, Capt. Robert Smith's co.. Col. 

William Heath's regt. ; service, 16 days, probably on the alarm of April 19, 

1775: also, Capt. Samuel Kilton's co., Col. John Paterson's regt.; company 

return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in 

, money dated Camp No. 3, Nov. 20, 1775. 



268 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, Theophilus, Needham. Private, Capt. Hopestill Hall's co.. Col. 
Lemuel Robinson's regt. ; enlisted Jan. 30, 177(5; service to time of marchins:, 
22 days ; roll dated Dorchester ; also, pay roll for same service dated Roxbury. 

Richardson, Theophilus, Jr., Needham. Private, Capt. Robert Smith's co., Col. 
William Heath's regt.; service, 14 days, probably on the alarm of April li), 
1775; also, Capt. Thomas Mayo, Jr.'s (2d) co.. Col. Eleazer Weld's detachment 
of militia; service from Dec. 9 to Dec. 29, 1776, 20 days, probably at Hull; 
reported absent with leave. 

Richardson, Thomas, Alford (also given Spencertown) . Private, Capt. William 
King's (1st) CO., Col. John Fellows's (8tli) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day ; also, company return dated 
Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for boiuity coat or its equivalent in money 
dated Dorchester, Nov. 17, 1775; also, descriptive list of men raised in Berk- 
shire Co. for the term of 9 montlis from the time of their arrival at Fislikill, 
agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778; Capt. Wilcox's co.. Col. Ashley's 
regt. : age, 29 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, sandy; residence, Alford ; 
arrived at Fislikill June 7 (also given June 2), 1778; also, list of men returned 
as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 
1778; also, list of men returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy 
Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 9, 1778. 

RiCH^VRDsoN, Thomas, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Stephen Richardson's (Attle- 
borough) CO. of Minute-men, which marched probably on the alarm of April 
19, 1775; service, 9 days; reported returned home; also, Capt. Stephen 
Richardson's 4th (2d Attleborough, also given Attleborough No. 12) co.. Col. 
Daggett's regt. ; list of men serving in the 6 weeks campaign at Roxbury in 
1775, known as the 3d (also given 2d) campaign ; also, copy of an order on 
Ephraim Newell, Town Treasurer of Attleborough, dated July 5, 177fi, for 
wages due said Richardson and others for service on the alarm caused by the 
battle of Bunker Hill ; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson's co. ; marched Sept. 
25, 1777; discharged Oct. 29, 1777; service, 1 mo. 6 days; comjjany marched 
from Attleborough under command of Col. George Williams on a secret expe- 
dition ; also, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. John Daggett's regt. ; service, 
8 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on the alann of Dec. 8, 1777 [6]. 

Richardson, Thomas, Billerica. Private, Capt. Jonathan Stickney's co.. Col. 
Bridge's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; 
service, 6 days ; re])orted enlisted into the army ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan 
Stickney's co.. Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed 
by said Richardson and others, dated Cambridge, June 26, 1775 ; also. Sergeant 
Major, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 25, 
1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, Sergeant, same co. and regt.; company 
return dated Cambridge, Sept. 25, 1775. 

Richardson, Thomas, Boston (also given Salem). Private, Capt. Williams's co., 
Col. Sprout's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from July 15, 
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779: residence, Salem; credited to town of Salem; reported 
as having taken the place of Nathaniel Needham, as certified by Col. Femald ; 
also, Capt. H. Sewal's co.. Col. Ebenezer S])i-()ut's regt.; Continental Army 
pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31,1780; residence, Boston ; 
credited to town of Boston ; also, descriptive return dated West Pomt, Jan. 28, 
1781; Capt. Henry Sewall's co., 2d Mass. regt.; rank, Private; stature, 5 ft. 
4 in.; complexion, sandy; hair, dark; occupation, tailor; residence, Boston ; 
enlisted May 1, 1779, by Lieut. Col. Carlton, at Salem ; enlistment, during war. 

Richardson, Thomas, Candia (also given Chester) . Private, Capt. Thomas Cogs- 
well's (2d) CO., Col. Gerrish's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 
July 14, 1775; service, 16 days; also, Capt. Cogswell's co., Lieut. Col. Loamnii 



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 269 

RicHARDsox, Thomas, continued. 

Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38tb regt. ; company return dated Sew- 
all's Point, Sept. 27, 1775; also, pay abstract for Sept., 1775, dated Sewall's 
Point; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Sewall's 
Point, Nov. 9, 1775. 

Richardson, Thomas, Reading. Private, Capt. John Bacheller's co. of Minute- 
men, Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775; service, 12 days; also, list of men belonging to the train band under 
Capt. Jolin Walton, dated Reading, May 13, 1775. 

Richardson, Thomas, Tewksbury. List of men rai.sed to serve in the Continental 
Army, as returned by Capt. Joshua Baldwin : residence, Tewksbury ; engaged 
for town of Tewksbury; joined Capt. Danforth's co.. Col. Nixson's regt.; 
term, 3 years; also. Private, 7th co.. Col. Nixon's (5th) regt.; Continental 
Army pay accounts for service from May 14, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. 
Elijah Danforth's co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's (5th) regt. ; return of men who 
were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subse- 
quently except on furlough, etc., certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 
1779; also, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; muster roll for 
May, 1779, dated Highlands ; enlisted May 14, 1777 ; reported in the bateau 
service; also, same co. and regt.; pay rolls for Aug., Sept., and Oct., 1779; 
also, Lieut. Col. Daniel Whiting's co.. Col. Nixon's (6th) regt. ; pay rolls for 
Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated Soldier's Fortune: also, Lieut. Colonel's co., 6th 
Mass. regt. ; account of clothing delivered for the year 1780 ; receipt for said 
clothing, dated Peekskill, Dec. 5, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for 
Jan. -June, 1780; rejiorted deserted Jan. 1, 1780. 

Richardson, Thomas. Ensign, Capt. Benjamin Edgel's (6th) co., Col. John Rob- 
inson's regt. ; list of officers chosen in said company; ordered in Council Feb. 
12, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned Feb. 12, 
1776 ; also reported that commissions be dated Feb. 5, 1776 ; company raised in 
Reading, Wobum, Wilmington, Maiden, Medford, Stoneham, Charlestown, 
and Stow, to reinforce the army and serve until April 1, 1776 ; also, 2d Lieu- 
tenant, Capt. Abishai Brown's co. ; list of officers granted beating orders by 
Provincial Congress April 11, 1776, for enlisting men to serve in a regiment to 
be raised to fortify town and harbor of Boston ; said Richardson granted orders 
for Middlesex Co. : also, 1st Lievitenant, Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. ; return 
for rations ; rations allowed said Richardson from July 16, 1776, to Nov. 30, 
1776; credited with 138 days allowance. 

Richardson, Thomas. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's (1st) co., Lieut. Col. 
Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 
1776; also, company receipts for wages for Sept.-Dec, 1776; also, Lieut. Col. 
Nixon's regt. ; return of men who engaged to serve the month of Jan., 1777, 
dated Springfield. 

Richardson, Thomas. Capt. Perez Cushing's co., Col. Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; 
service, 42 days : company reported as Boston militia and stationed at Hull 
from July 26, 1777, to Sept. 11, 1777. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. and endorsed 
" Men drafted from Bo.ston Reg't." 

Richardson, Thomas. Sergeant, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co., Col. Benjamin Fos- 
ter's (Lincoln Co.) regt. ; discharged Sept. 21, 1777: service, 18 days; company 
called out three different times for service at Machias. 

Richardson, Thomas. Private, Capt. Robert Davis's co.. Col. Freeman's regt.; 
service, 37 days ; companj' raised for service on a secret expedition to Rhode 
Island. Roll swoni to m Suffolk Co., Dec. 4, 1777. 



270 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS 

Richardson, Thomas. Returns, etc., of 2d Dracut co. ; list of men raised to hold 
themselves in readiness to serve for 3 months, agreeable to resolve passed in 
177(> ; said Kichardsou hired James Davis ; also, Private. Capt. Joseph Bradley 
Varnum's Co., Col. Simeon Spaiilding's regt. ; abstract of equipments for train 
band and alarm list, endorsed " 1777 ; " reported as belongmg to alarm list. 

RiCHARDSox, Thomas. Private, Capt. Joseph Bradley Yarnum's co., Col. Simeon 
Spaulding's regt. ; abstract of equipments for train band and alarm list, 
endorsed " 1777 ; " reported as belonging to train band. 

RiCHAKDsoN, Thomas. Private, Capt. Abraham Peirce's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's 
regt. of guards; joined Jan. 12, 1778; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 22 days, at Cam- 
bridge. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co. 

Richardson, Thomas. Private, Capt. Edward Fuller's co., Col. William Mcintosh's 
regt.; entered camp March 19, 1778; discharged ^Slai-ch 31, 1778; service, 13 
days; company stationed at Roxbury. Roll dated Newton. 

Richardson, Thomas. Returns, etc., of 2d Dracut co. ; list of persons who hired 
men to serve 9 montlis in the Continental Ai-my, agreeable to resolves i)a.s.sed 
ui April, 1778; said Richardson, with others, hired Benjamin Vanium, and is 
reported as having paid £20 towards his hire. 

Richardson. Thomas. Private, Capt. John Banister's co., Col. Job Cushing's 
regt.; enlisted Sept. 7, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 2 days, 
with Northern ai'my, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; roll sworn to 
in Worcester Co. ; also, list of men, dated Brookfield, Jime 30, 1778, showing 
service credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to 
make an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of 
Brooktield ; total amount of service rendered made to average 5^ months for 
each single poll in said precinct ; said Richardson credited with 3 mos. service. 

Ricilvrdson, Thomas. Private, Capt. Joseph Fuller's (2d Newton) co.. Col. 
Thatcher's regt.; entered camp Sept. 2, 1778; discharged Sept. 3, 1778; ser- 
vice, 2 days; company marched to Cambridge Sept. 2, 1778, to guard British 
troops. 

Richardson, Thomas. Private, Capt. John Walton's co. ; joined Sept. 4, 1778; 
discharged Sept. li, 1778. 

Richardson, Thomas. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co. ; enlisted Feb. 3, 
1779; discharged May 2, 1779; service, 3 mos., with guards luuler ^Slaj. Gen. 
Gates at and about Boston. 

Richardson, Thomas. Private, Capt. Joseph McNall's co., in a regiment com- 
manded by Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce; enlisted May 2(), 1779; service, 1 mo. 
11 days, at Tiverton, R. I. ; reported 100 miles from home. 

Richardson, Thosl\s. Private, Capt. Ebenezcr Battelle's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel 
Pierce's regt. ; enlisted May 14, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 
21 days, at Tiverton, R. I. 

Richardson, Thomas. List of men detached from Newton militia to serve as 
guards, as returned by Capt. Edward Fuller [year not given]. 

Richardson, Thomas. Carpenter, U. S. brig "General Gates," commanded by 
Capt. John Skimmer; list of men entitled to prize shares [year not given]. 

Richardson, Thomas Preston. Private, Capt. Abijah Burbank's co.. Col. Jacob 
Davis's regt.; marched to camp July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; ser- 
vice, 12 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island, including 3i days (75 miles) travel 
home. 



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Richardson, Tilley. Private, Capt. Solomon Stuart's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's 
regt. ; marched Aug. 21, 1777; returned Aug. 25, 1777; service, 5 days; com- 
pany marched on an alarm at Bennington ; roll sworn to at Lancaster ; also, 
Capt. Fortunatus Eager's co., Lieut. Col. Ephraim Sawyer's regt.; marched 
Oct. 2, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 25 days, mcluduig 8 days (160 
miles) travel home ; company marched to reinforce Northern army ; also, 
Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; .service from 
July 30, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to 
at Lancaster. 

Richardson', Timothy, Bedford. Private, Capt. Noah Allen's co., Col. Edward 
Wigglesworth's regt.; return [year not given]; residence, Bedford; engaged 
for town of Bedford ; mustered hy Col. Barrett ; reported mustered out by Col. 
Varrick. 

Richardson, Timothy, Boston. Private, Col. Sheldon's regt. of dragoons ; Conti- 
nental Army pay accoimts for service from March 1, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1780; 
residence, Boston ; reported discharged May 5, 1781 ; also, returns of oiBcers 
and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Elisha Sheldon's (2d) regt. of 
light dragoons, certified at Durham, April 22, 1779, and Fishkill, June 18, 1779; 
rank. Private ; engaged for town of Boston ; engaged March 1, 1778 ; term, 
during war; also, return dated Jan. 28, 1781, of officers and men belonging to 
Massachusetts in Col. Sheldon's (2d) regt. of light dragoons, made by Ben- 
jamin Tallmadge, Major Commandant; enlisted May 5, 1778, by Capt. Webb; 
enlistment, 3 years. 

Richardson, Timothy, Falmouth. Private, Capt. David Bradish's co., Col. 
Edmund Phiimy's (31st) regt.; company return endorsed " Octr 6th 1775;" 
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Fort No. 2, Cam- 
bridge, Oct. 28, 1775. 

Richardson, Timothy, AVells. Private, Capt. Noah Moulton Littleiield's co. of 
Minute-men, Col. Moulton's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 5 days ; also, pay roll for billeting of a company commanded by 
Lieut. Daniel Wheelwright ; mileage for 120 miles allowed said Richardson ; 
warrant allowed in Council Aug. 19, 1776; also, Capt. Isaac Tuckerman's co., 
Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance home, etc., 
dated Dorchester, Nov. 28, 1776 ; said Richardson credited with allowance for 
6 days (120 miles) travel. 

Richardson, Timothy. Private, Capt. Ezra Badlam's co., Col. L. Baldwin's 
(26th) regt. ; pay abstract for Jmie, 1776, dated New York ; also, same co. and 
regt.; muster roll for travel allowance, etc., for the year 1776; reported dis- 
charged 280 miles from home. 

Richardson, Vinton. Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d Attleborough, also 
given Attleborough No. 12) co., Col. Daggett's regt. ; list of men who were in 
the 2 months service at York in 1776, known as the 9th (also given 8th) cam- 
paign ; said Richardson credited with i turn ; also, Private, Capt. Alexander 
Foster's co., Col. Isaac Dean's regt. ; marched July 31, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 
1780; service, 10 days, including 2 days (.'56 miles) travel home; company 
marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of July 31, 1780; roll sworn to at 
Attleborough. 

Richardson, "Wait'm." Private, Capt. Richardson's co. ; list of men taken from 
the Orderly Book of Col. Israel Hutchin.son, of the 27th regt., dated Fort Lee; 
reported taken prisoner at Fort Washington Nov. 16, 1776. 

Richardson, Wiley, Westford. Private, Capt. Timothy Underwood's co.. Col. 
William Prescott's regt. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the 
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 9 days. 



272 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 

Richardson, "William, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Joseph White's co. of militia. 
Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 
19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 4^ days ; also, order on Paymaster General, 
payable to Joseph Sliurtleff, Quarter Master, endorsed "Hull July 15 1776," 
signed by said Richardson and others belonging to Capt. Andrew Haskell's 
CO., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt., for advance pay for 1 month, travel allow- 
ance, etc.; altio, Capt. Andrew Haskell's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; 
enlisted June 8, 1776 ; service to Dec. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 25 days ; also, Capt. Wil- 
liam Greenleaf's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted Sept. 3, 1777; dis- 
charged Oct. 20, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 28 days, with Northern army, including 
travel (212 miles) home. 

Richardson, William, Machias. Return of men raised to serve in the Continen- 
tal Anny from 1st Duxl)ury co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt., as returned by 
Capt. Joshua Hall, dated Duxb