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'SOLDIERS IN THE FRENCH WAR FROM ESSEX 
COUNTY, 1755-1761. " 



MILITIA OFFICERS, ESSEX CO., MASS. 

1761-1771. 



DANVERS TAX LIST, 1775, DISTRICT COVERED 
BY AMOS TRASK, COLLECTOR. 



BY EBEN PUTNAM. 



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"[From the Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, Vol. xxix, 1892.] 



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SOLDIERS IN THE FRENCH WAR FROM ESSEX 
COUNTY, 1755-1761. 



COPIED FROM MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES BY EBEN PUTNAM. 



Field and Staff Officers of Col. Plaisted's Regiment, 
^ 1756. 

Ichabod Plaisted, Salem, Colonel, enlisted 18 Feb., 1756, 
discharged 11 Jan., 1757. 

James Frye, Lieutenant Colonel, enlisted 18 Feb., 1756, dis- 
l charged 30 Oct., 1756. 

William Thompson, Major, enlisted 18 Feb., 1756, discharged 
! 2 Dec, 1756. 

Joseph Swain, Chaplain. 
Miles Whitworth, Surgeon. 

John Calef, Surgeon, left at Albany, enlisted 18 Feb., 1756, 
discharged 19 Jan., 1757. 
Ward Noyes, Surgeon Mate. 
Joseph Peabody, Commissary. 
^S James Allen, Adjutant. 

Samuel Cashmore, Armourer, died 14 Dec. 
Samuel Brown, Asst. Armourer. 

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SOLDIERS IN THE FRENCH WAR FROM ESSEX CO. 



List of effective men in Col. Ichabod Plaisted's Essex 
Regiment, reviewed by Richard Reed, muster master. 

Marblehead, Oct. 2, 1755. 

May it please your honor. 

Sir : have here enclosed a list of the men and arms 
reviewed by me in the County of Essex, which are effec- 
tive men, and there fire arms strong and substantial, and 
fit for service. 

I am yr. honoars 

most obi d , most humble Svr., 

Richard Reed. 



Samuel Larrabee. 
John Coleburn. 
John Larrabee. 
Isaac Reed, Jr. 
Ebenezer Hart. 
Philip Legro. 
George Hutchinson. 
Asa Dustiu. 
Nathaniel Woodman. 
Uziel Puttman. 
Samuel Verry. 
"William Martin. 
Thomas Goldthwait. 
Daniel Gloyd. 
John S} 7 rnonds. 
George Spence. 
Nathaniel Eustis. 
Francis Smith. 
James Meacham. 
Peter Woodbery, Sr. 
James Ford. 
Samuel Reed. 
Jonathan Marble. 



Peter Smith. 
William Buckston. 
Jonn Clemout. 
John Pitcher. 
Thomas Flint. 
Samuel Marshall. 
William Curtis. 
Alexander Campell. 
Jeremiah Tarbox. 
Daniel Nurse. 
Thomas Smith. 
John Mansfield. 
Samuel Flint. 
Andrew Fuller. 
John Leech, Jr. 
Charles Vanerford. 
James Boad. 
Isaac Verry. 
Nicholas Steal. 1 
Abraham Parrot. 
Henry Herrick. 
William Hacker, Jr. 
John Lovit. 



1 Perhaps Heal. 



SOLDIERS IN THE FRENCH WAR FROM ESSEX CO. 



John Puttman. 
Jonathan Majray. 
Charles Downing. 
Samuel Marston. 
John Davidson. 
Samuel Hutchinson. 
Lewis Charde. 
Eliphalet Taylor. 



Paul Chace. 
"William Smith. 
John Holt, 4th. 
James Poor. 
Samuel Jennison. 
Samuel Crowell. 
John Wakefield. 
Dennis Murphy. 



The other Essex County Regiments reported upon by 
Heed were commanded by 



Col. Richard Saltonstall. 
Col. Jacob Fowle. 



Col. John Greenleaf . 
Col. Thomas Berry. 



A muster-roll of the company 1 commanded by William 
Flint of Reading, in Regiment of Ichabod Plaisted, mus- 
tered 7 May, 175b'. 

William Flint, Captain. 

Eleazer Lynsey, Lieutenant. James Pool, Ensign. 

Sergeants. Corporals. 

Ephraim Kidder. Timothy Bancroft. 



Charles Massen. 
Jacob Davis. 
Pi chard Newhall. 

Jonathan Mackintier. 



James Fain. 
Daniel G owing. 
John Mead. 
John Walker. 
Edward Thomas. 
William Shelden. 
Joseph Gilbert. 



Samuel Hawkes. 
Samuel Tar box. 

Clerk. Reuben Gould, Drummer. 

Privates. 

Joseph Breed, 
Nathan Steward. 
Joseph Williams. 
John Breeden. 
John Merriam. 
Isaac Mitcham. 
Edward Hallowell. 



1 These men were chiefly from Reading and vicinity, and went to Crown Point. 



SOLDIERS IN THE FRENCH WAR FROM ESSEX CO. 



Joseph Gilbert, Jr. 
Abner Manning. 
Zachariah Shed. 
Josiah Johnson. 
James Carrot. 
Stephen Jones. 
Joseph Larrabee. 
John Howard. 
Jacob Alley. 



John Callimore. 
John Bucks. 
Ebenezer Way. 
Alexander Grant. 
Pelsgrave Maddock. 
Calvin Hallo well. 
Benjamin Shaw. 
Daniel Darling. 



Muster-roll of Company commanded by Col. Ichabod 
Plaisted, 18 Feb., to 19 Dec, 1756. 

Ichabod Plaisted, Captain. 
Andrew Fuller, 1 Lieutenant Captain. 

Enlisted 18 February, discharged 19 Dec. 

Samuel Jennison, Lieutenant. 

Enlisted 18 February, discharged 1 December. 

James Collins, Ensign. 

Enlisted 18 February, discharged 1 December. 

Sergeants. 

Matthew Whipple, enlisted 22 April, discharged 26 June. 
Jacob Quinby, 

Corporal last year 
Thomas Russell, 

Private last year. 

Corporals. 2 
Abiel Austin. Daniel Nurse. 

John Symonds. Isaac Verry. 

Jonathan Trask, enlisted 22 April, discharged 22 June. 
Promoted to sergeant 27 June, " 1 December. 

Thomas Redington, Clerk. Robert Matthews, Drummer. 



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1 December. 
20 November. 



William Aborn. 

1 Of Middleton. 



Privates. 

Eli Pritchard. 

2 All privates last year. 



SOLDIERS IN THE FRENCH WAR FROM ESSEX CO. 



Benjamin Balch Lovit. 

Joseph Baker. 

Daniel Bootman. 

John Clark. 

Samuel Cunningham. 

Ezekiel Cheever, minor to 

John Swain. 
John t Davison. 
John Dukesbury. 1 
Charles Dwinnel. 
Eliezer Ellingwood. 
Daniel Gloyd. 
Jonathan Goldthwait. 
Thomas Goldthwait. 
John Hill. 
John Hall. 
Philip Legraw. 
Caleb Low. 
Thomas Morrison. 
John May. 
William Mooneys. 



Henrv Putnam, servant of B. 
Dlalan. 

Jeremiah Putnam, son of Jon- 
athan Putnam. 

John Pitcher. 

Azor Roundy. 

Benjamin Russell. 

Peter Smith. 

Peter Stokes. 

John Stacy. 

George Stoning. 

George Spence. 

William Venning. 

Benjamin Verry. 

Andrew Woodbery. 

Benjamin Woodman. 

Isaac Reed. 

George Trow. 

Samuel Marston. 

Robert Noonan, impressed on 
board the Man of War. 



A muster-roll of the company commanded by Andrew 
Fuller, of Middleton, Captain, in Col. Jonathan Btigley's 
regiment, raised for the reduction of Canada, 1758. 

Andrew Fuller, of Middleton, Captain. 

Enlisted 13 March, discharged 9 December. 

Israel Hutchinson, of Danvers, Lieutenant. 

Enlisted 13 March, discharged 7 August. 

Aechelaus Fuller, of Middleton, Lieutenant. 

Enlisted 13 March, discharged 5 November. 

John Holt, of Andover, Ensign. 

Enlisted 13 March, discharged 20 November. 



Sergeants. 

John Rouiidy, Beverly. 
William Williams, Lynn. 



Corporals. 
Ezra Town, Topsfield. 
Daniel Wilkins, Middleton. 

1 Tukesbury. 



6 SOLDIERS IN THE FRENCH WAR FROM ESSEX CO. 

Joseph Symonds, Middleton. Samuel Pettingell, Andover. 
Wm. Town, Dauvers. George Spence, Beverly. 

Richard Skidmore, Middleton, Drummer. 

Privates. 

Ezekiel Abby, Danvers. 

Jacob Annis, Andover, son of Josiah Annis. 

Israel Andrews, Danvers, son of Thomas Andrews. 

Elisha Bingham, Lynn, son of Jonathan Bingham. 

Daniel Bnteman, Beverly, servant of Samuel Cole. 

Stephen Bennett, Ipswich. 

Samuel Bean, Beverly, servant of Samuel Conant. 

Philip Bunker, Andover, servant of Isaac Blunt. 

Thomas Cheever, Salem. 

Josiah Creacy, Beverly, son of Benj. Creacy. 

William Curtiss, Danvers. 

Aaron Crowell, Beverly. 

Benj. Corning, Beverly, son of Joseph Corning. 

Patrick Carrell, Danvers. 

John Glinting, Danvers. 

Abram Dodge, Salem, servant of Benj. Osgood. 

John Emerson, Reading, son of Joseph Emerson. 

Andrew Elliot, Beverly, servant of John Roundy. 

Ezra Fluant, Beverly, son of John Flu ant. 

Joseph Foster, Beverly, son of Joseph Foster. 

Daniel Gloyd, Danvers. 

John Goodale, Danvers, son of Abram Goodale. 

Benjamin Guilford, Danvers. 

Amos Goodale, Salem, servant of Benj. Russell. 

Ephraim Gray, Salem. 

Job Holt, Middleton, servant of William Peabody. 

Peter Henfield, Salem. 

Amos Hilton, Beverly, servant of Nath'l Rodgers. 

Eben'r Hutchinson, Danvers, servant of Richard Witterage. 

Archelaus Hayward, Danvers, son of Paul Hay ward. 

Dudley Hayward, 1 Danvers. 

Nathan Holt, Andover. 

James Holt, Andover, son of James Holt, 

1 He was a brother of Archelaus, above. 



SOLDIERS IN THE FRENCH WAR FROM ESSEX CO. 

Daniel Holt, Andover, servant of George Abbott. 

Zila Holt, Andover, son of Benj. Holt. 

Lemuel Holt, Andover, son of Jonathan Holt. 

Amos Holt, Andover, son of John Holt. 

Oliver Holt, Jr., Andover, son of Oliver Holt. 

Zebediah Holt, Andover. 

Jeremiah Hibbard, Salem, servant of Benj. Ward. 

Josiah Kinney, Dan vers. 

John Larraby, Lynn, servant of John Williams. 

James Mclntyre, Lynn, servant of Josiah Lewis. 

William Morgan, Beverly. 

Moses May, Beverly, son of Moses May. 

John May, Beverly. 

Nathaniel Newell, Danvers. 

John Oatman, Salem, servant of Daniel Britton. 

Robert Pickett, Beverly, son of Joseph Pickett. 

Jacob Poland, Beverly. 

Jeremy Putnam, Danvers, son of Jonathan Putnam. 

Isaac Peabody, Middleton. 

Stephen Putnam, Sutton, son of Edw. Putnam. 

Asa Porter, Wenham, son of Samuel Porter. 

Samuel Porter, Wenham, son of Samuel Porter. 

Jonathan Putnam, Danvers. 

John Pitcher, Danveis. 

Nathan Prince, Danveis. 

John Russell, Danvers. 

Walter Ross, Middleton. 

Abner Stiles, Middleton, son of Eben'r Stiles. 

Nicholas Standly, Beverly. 

Phinehas Stiles, Middleton, son of Benj. Stiles. 

George Stoning, Danvers. 

Joshua Safford, Danveis, servant of Thomas Giles. 

Jonathan Smith, Beverly. 

Robert Stone, Danvers. 

Daniel Silver, Danvers. 

Thomas Townsend, Lynn. 

Samuel Tuck, Beverly, servant of Benj. Cleaves. 

Eliphalet Taylor, Danvers. 



8 SOLDIERS IN THE FRENCH WAR FROM ESSEX CO. 

Solomon Town, Dan vers, son of Daniel Town. 

John Trask, Beverly. 

Benj. Twist, Dan vers, son of Joseph Twist. 

Jonathan Thorndike, Beverly, servant of Caleb Dodge. 

Daniel Upton, Danvers. 

Elisha Upton, Middleton. 

Samuel Woodbury, Beverly. 

Stephens Wilkins, Middleton. 

Joshua Wright, Middleton, son of Joshua Wright. 

Abram Whitecar, 1 Danvers. 

Josiah Woodbury, Beverly. 

Nathan Wyatt, Danvers. 

Stephen Whipple, Danvers, servant of Phineas Putnam. 

James Woodbery, Beverly, son of Peter Woodbery. 

Asaph Wilkins, Middleton. 

Aquila Wilkins, Middleton. 

List of men impressed out of 1st Essex Regiment, Ich- 
abod Plaisted, Colonel, for service on the eastern frontier ; 
return dated 2 April, 1748 ; marched to York. 

Benj. Bates. Samuel Dalton. 

John Webb. James Davis. 

John Syms. Samuel Harris, servant of 

James Masury. Stephen Low, of Beverly. 

David Boyce. 

A muster-roll of men at Scarboro, sent to Black Point 
(Scarboro) by water, taken from Col. Plaisted's regiment 
and placed under Capt. Joseph Frye's command, 1748. 

Jona. Dunston, of Haverhill, enlisted 8 April, discharged 15 
May. 

Benj. Stanly, of Salem, enlisted 24 May, discharged 4 July. 
Zach. Morgan of Salem, " " " " 

John Giles, of Salem, " " " " 

William Fly, of Salem, " " " " 

John Ingerson, of Salem, " " " " 

1 Wliittaker. 



MILITIA OFFICERS, ESSEX CO., MASS. 

1761—1771. 



COMMUNICATED BY EBEN PUTNAM. 



The militia of Essex County in 1761-2 was divided 
into seven regiments, which were organized at the various 
dates given, as follows : 

1st Regiment. 2d Regiment. 

1766. 1762. 

Colonel, Benjamin Pickman. Colonel, Joseph Gerrish. 

Troop of Horse. Newbury, six companies. 

Salem, four companies, foot. Salisbury, two " 

Lynn, two " Amesbury, two " 

Beverly, two 
Dauvers, two 
Middleton, one 



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3d Regiment. 
1761. 

Colonel, Daniel Appleton. 

Troop of Horse. 

Ipswich, three companies. 

Rowley, two " 

"Wenham, / 

Ipswich Hamlet, 

„ ell > each one company. 

Tops field, l J 

Chebacco, J 

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10 MILITIA OFFICERS, ESSEX CO., MASS. 

4th Regiment. 5th Regiment. 

1762, 1772. 

Colonel, John Osgood. Colonel, John Gallison. 

Troop of Horse. 

Andover, four companies. fi/7 7? " t 
Haverhill, three " 



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1770. 



Bradford, two 

Metlmen two " Colonel, Jacob Fowle. 

Box ford, two " 

1th Regiment. 

1761. 

Colonel, Stephen Emery. 

Troop of Horse. 
Newbury, five companies. 
Rowley, two " 

In 1767, the 2d regiment had a train of artillery at- 
tatched, which was raised in Newburyport. 

In 1765, Col. Samuel Ropes, commanded the 3d regi- 
ment, composed then of companies from Topsfield, Row- 
ley and neighboring towns. 

In 1771, Col. Richard Saltonstall of Haverhill was com- 
mander of the 4th regiment, and that year finds Col. Wil- 
liam Brown in command of the 1st regiment, with three 
additional companies, one each from Beverly, Danvers 
and Lynn. 

Below follow the list of officers in the 1st Essex regi- 
ment as far as shown on the Rolls preserved in the office 
of the Secretary of State, from 1765 to 1771. 

Benjamin Pickman, Colonel. 
John Higginson, Lieut. Colonel. 
Wm. Brown, 2d " " 

Peter Frye, Major. 

Commissioned, October, 1765. 



MILITIA OFFICERS, ESSEX CO., MASS. 11 

Captains, commissioned in Jan., 1766. 
Daniel Maekey, of the Troop. 

1st Salem company, Richard Derby. 

2d " " Benjamin Pickman, jr. 

3d " " Samuel Barton, jr. 

4th " " Richard Lee. 

1st Lynn company, Abner Cheever. 

2d " " Samuel Johnson. 

1st Beverly company, Henry Herrick. 

2d " " Caleb Dodge. 

1st Dan vers " Elisha Flint. 

2d " " John Epes. 

Middle ton " Archelaus Fuller. 

Hon. Benjamin Pickman, captain of Fort William in Salem. 

The following were commissioned at later dates : 

Nath'l Bancroft, captain 3d Lynn company. 

Commissioned Feb., 1766, and renewed 1767. 

Thomas Porter, captain 2d Danvers Company. 

Commissioned 22 April, 1766. 

John Gardner, 3d, captain of 1st Salem company. 
Benjamin Pickman, jr., " " " " '• 

Commissioned 7 Sept., 1757. 

1st Essex Regiment. 
1771. 

William Browne, Colonel. 
Peter Frye, 1st Lt. Colonel. 
Benjamin Pickman, jr., 2d Lt. Colonel. 
Abner Cheever, jr., Major. 

Commissioned Aug., 1771. 

Captains. 
1st Salem company, William Pickman. 
2d •' ** Benjamin Ward, 3d. 

3d " " Timothy Orne. 

4th " " Samuel Flags. 



12 MILITIA OFFICERS, ESSEX CO., MASS. 



1st Lynn 


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Ephraim Brown. 


2d « 


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John Mansfield. 


3d 


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Joseph G owing. 


1st Beverly 


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Robert Hale Ives. 


2d " 


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Joshua Cleves. 


3d " 


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Nicholas Thorndike 


1st Danvers 


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Caleb Low. 


2d " 


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not tilled. 


3d " 


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Jeremiah Pnge. 


Middleton 


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Joseph Symonds. 


Troop of Hoi 


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William Putnam. 1 




1 Of Danvers 





DANVERS TAX LIST, 1775, DISTRICT COVERED 
Br AMOS TRASK, COLLECTOR. 



COMMUNICATED 


BY EBEN PUTNAM. 


Andrews, Thos. jr. 


Cookley, Sam'l 


for Rowel l's land 


for Pick man's 


" Breed's " 


house. 


Buxton, Jonathan 


Deeland, Benj. 


for Manning's 


for Ibornes ? land 


land. 


Deeland, Benj., jr. 


Daniel 


Dutch, Sam'l 


for Manning's 


Daley, Rebecah 


land. 


Dole, Joseph 


John 


Day, Thos. 


" house. 


Endicott, John 


Bradish, Billings 


" ,jr. 


Bickford, John, Salem. 


Eli as 


Brown, Nath'l 


Joseph 


Putnam's land. 


Felton, Jon a. 


Francis 


Rowell's house 


Breed, Nathan, Lynn. 


Felton, Anthony 


Balch, Benj. 


Foster, David 


Chase, Samuel 


",jr. 


for Hutchinson's 


Fowler, Sam'l 


house. 


Fennol, "Wm. 


Coke, widow Sarah 


Putnam house. 


Cheever, Aaron 


Foster, Isaac 


for Towne's house. 


Gilford, William 


Carill, Patrick 


Smith's house. 




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DANVERS TAX LIST, 1775. 



Heriick, Nehemiah, Topsfield. 
Hutchinson, Capt. Israel 
for mills. 
Hutchinson, widow Mary 
Hackleton, James 

Sawyer's house. 
Hilbort, Win. 

" , jr. 

Jones, Berry, Esq., Beverly. 

Jacobs, Ebenezer 

Jennison, Israel 

Jackson, Joseph 

Hutchinson's shop. 

Kent, Benj. 

Hutchinson's house. 

Felton's land. 

Kezar, Simon 

Keef, John 

for Smith's house. 

Knight, Enos, Topsfield. 

Mackey, Daniel, Salem. 

Nurse, Philip 

for Hutchinson's 

house. 

Nichols, James, Salem. 

Osborne, Sam' I 

Dan'i 

Paul 

for Buxton's land. 

John 

Joseph 

Breed's lands. 
Aaron 

Sam'l, jr. 

for Gardner's land. 

" Manning's " 

Abraham 



Osborne, Israel 

Stephen, Salem, 
for his father's es- 
I tate. 
Joseph, 3d. 
Oliver, Dr. Nath'l 
Proctor, Nathan, jr. 

for his father's 
land. 
Putnam, Gideon, Beverly. 

Endicot's estate. 
Jeremiah 

for Smith's house. 
Nathan 

lor Smith's house. 
Putnam, Nath'l 
Putnam, Levi 
Porter, Benj. 

" , 3d. 

Perley's estate. 
Nathan 

for Porter's house. 
Pendar, Sam'l 
Porter, widow, Hannah 

Perley's land. 
Perly, Eliphalet 
Richard, widow Hannah 

Buxton's house. 
Sawyer, Jona. 

his father's estate. 
Amos 

his father's estate. 
Stephens, Thos. 
Small, John 

for widow Trask's 
land. 
Savage, Rowland 



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DANVERS TAX LIST, 1775. 



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Small, Sam'l 

Simonds, Sam'l, Salem. 
Benj., 
James, . M 
Sam'l, jr., " 
Benj., " " 
Southwick, Geo., jr., 

for Cook's house. 
Skidmore, Bichard 
Trask, Amos 
Town, Wm. 
Very, John 

Harriet 
Jona., Salem. 
Wood, Joseph, Beverly. 
Waters, John 

for Felt's land. 
Abel 

for Trask's land. 
Willson, Isaac 

" ,jr. 
Benj. 
Robert 

Elingwood's land. 



Eobert, 3d 
Job 
Robert, jr. 

Lynd's Land, 
Jonathan 

11 , jr. 

forOsbone's house. 

" Shilaber's land. 
" Osborne's " 
Webb, Nath'l 

Porter's house and 
land. 
Whiteridge, Thos. 
Whitemore, Jos. 

Kettle's house 
and land. 
White, Jos. 

Endicott's house and 
land. 
Warner, Wm. 

Dutch's house. 
Wyman, Solomon 

for Willson' s house. 



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