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MASSACHUSETTS



Soldiers and Sailors



Revolutionary War.



A COMPILATION FROM THE ARCHIVES,

PREPAKEi) AND PIKHSHEI) BY THE

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH

In accordance with Chapter 100, Resolves
OF 1891.



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Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors

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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 individual 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, it
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
carrjMng 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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ESE, David. Private, Capt. Samuel Briggs's co., Col. Theophilus Cotten's regt.,
Gen. Palmor's brigade ; marched to Tiverton, R. I., on a secret expedition, Sept.
29, 1777 ; service, 26 days.

Bese, Nehemiah. Capt. John Bradford's co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt.; order
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Roxbur.v, Nov. 9, 1775.

Besom, John, Marblehead. Capt. Thomas Grant's co., Col. John Glover's regt. ; re-
ceipt for advance pay dated Cambridge, June 27, 1775; also. Private; company
return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in
money, dated Camp at Cambridge, Jan. 1, 1776.

Besom, Nicholas. Seaman, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. Jona-
than Haraden ; engaged March 9, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service,
5 mos. 20 days.

Besom, Richard, Marblehead. Matross, Capt. Edward Fettyplace's (Marblehead)
CO.; enlisted Feb. 20, 1776; rolls made up to Jan. 1, 1777; service, 10 mos. 10
days; also, Capt. Fettyplace's co. of coastguards; list of men appearing on a
memorandum of beef delivered Feb. 18, 1777.

Bessa, John. Drummer, Capt. John Grannis's co., commanded by Lieut. James
Blossom; enlisted Sept. 1, 1776; roll made up to Nov. 21, 1776; service, 2 mos.
21 days, at Elizabeth Islands.

Besse, . [This name also appears under the form of Basie, Bassa, Bese, Bessa,

Bessee, Bessey, Bessie, Bessy, Busse.]

Besse, Abishai. Fifer, Capt. Nathan Packard's co.. Col. J. Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted
July 23, 1780; discliarged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 9 days, at Riiode Island;
enlistment, 3 months.



2 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Besse, Anthoxt, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Abram Washburn's co., Col. Edward
Mitchell's regt. ; marched to Horse Neck in Braintree March 4, 1776 ; service, 6
days.

Besse, Barzii.i.ai. Private, Capt. David Nye's (14tli) co., 4th Plymouth Co. regt.;
marched for the defence of Elizabeth Islands on the alarm of Dec. 7, 1776 ; ser-
vice, 3 days.

Besse, Barzillai, AVareham. Petition dated Boston, March 21, 1783, signed by him-
self and others, asking that said Besse be commissioned as commander of the
♦' Black Snake" (privateer).

Besse, David. Private, Capt. John Giblis's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's (4th Plym-
outh Co.) regt.; enlisted Sept. 6, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service, .5 days;
marched to Dartmouth on an alarm.

Besse, David, Jr. Private, Capt. John Gibbs's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ;
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm, Dec. 10, 1776; service, 11 days. lloU
dated Wareham.

Besse, Ehexezer. Private, Capt. John Gibbs's co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt.;
marclicd to Falmouth on an alarm at Elizabeth Islands Dec. 8, 1770; service, 2
days; roll dated Wareham ; also, Capt. Gibbs's co.. Col. Sprout's regt. ; marched
to Rhode Island on an alarm, Dec. 10, 1776 ; service, 13 days ; roll dated Ware-
ham ; also, Capt. Barnabas Doty's co., Col. Sprout's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 13,
1778 ; discharged Sept. 17, 1778 ; service, 5 days, on an alarm at Falmouth, Barn-
stable Co.

Besse, Jabez, Wareham. Private, Capt. Israel Fearing's co., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshtield ; service, 2 days ; also, Capt. John Gibbs's
CO., Col. Sprout's regt. ; marched to Falmouth on an alarm at Elizabeth Islands
Dec. 8, 1776 ; service, 2 days ; also, Capt. John Barrows's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's
regt. of guards; enlisted April 20, 1778; discharged Julj' 2, 1778; service, 2 mos.
15 days, at and aljout Boston ; also, Capt. Edward Sparrow's co.. Col. Nathan
Tjier's regt.; enlisted July 11, 1779; rolls made up to Jan. 1, 1780; service, 5
mos. 23 days, at Rliode Island; also, Capt. Gibbs's co., Lieut. Col. White's (4th
Plymouth Co.) regt.; enlisted July 31, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9
days, at Rhode Island.

Besse, Jahez, Jr., Wareham. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Ware-
ham for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 4, 1780; dis-
charged Dec. 18, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 27 days.

Besse, John, Wareham. Drummer, Capt. Israel Fearing's co., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; service, 4 days ; also, Capt. John Grannis's
CO.; marched April 5, 1776 ; rolls made up to Aug. 31, 1776; service, 4 mos. 26
days, at Tarpaulin Cove, Elizal)eth Islands.

Besse, John. Private, Capt. John Gibl)s's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's (4tli Plymouth
Co.) regt.; enlisted Sept. 0, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778; service, 5 days;
marched to Dartmouth on an alarm; also, Capt. Gibbs's co., Col. Sprout's regt.;
enlisted Sept. 13, 1778; discharged Sept. 18, 1778; service, 5 days; marched to
Falmouth on an alarm.

Besse, Joseph. Corporal, Capt. Perez Chiirchell's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ;
enlisted Sept. 6, 1778; discharged Sept. 13, 1778; service, 6 days, on an alarm at
Dartmoutli ; also. Private, Capt. Churchill's co., Col. Ebenezer White's regt. ;
marched to Rhode Island Aug. 1, 1780, on an alarm; service, 9 days.

Besse, Joshua, AVareham. Fifer, Capt. Israel Fearing's co., wliich marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield; service, 4 days; also. Drummer, Capt.
John Gibbs's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt.; marched to Falmouth on an
alarm at p:iizaljeth Islands Dec. 8, 177G; service, 2 days; also, Capt. Gibbs's co.,



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION.



Besse, Joshua, continued.

Col. Sprout's re.iit. ; marched to Rhode Island on an alarm, Dec. 10, 1776 ; service,
11 days; also, Capt. John Barrows's co., Col. Abijah Stearns's re^t. of guards;
enlisted April 20, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 2 mos. 15 days, at and
about Boston ; also, Capt. Gibbs's co.. Col. Sprout's (4th Plymouth Co.) regt. ;
enlisted Sept. 6, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 10, 1778 ; marched to Dartmouth on an
alarm ; service, 5 days ; also, Capt. Gibbs's co.. Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted
July 23, 1780; discharged Oct. 27, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island;
enlistment, 3 months ; company raised to reinforce Continental Army.

Besse, Nathaniei,, Rochester. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's co., which
marched April 20, \1~'>, in response to the alarm of April I'J, 177-'), to Marshtield;
service, 4 days.

Besse, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Samuel Briggs's co., Col. Theophilus Cotten's regt.,
Gen. Palraor's brigade; marched on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I., Sept.
29, 1777 ; service, 32 days.

Besse, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. John Gibbs's co., Col. John Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted
July 23, 1780; discharged Oct. 27, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island;
enlistment, 3 months ; company raised to reinforce Continental Army. Roll dated
Wareham.

Besse, Silas. Private, Capt. John Gibbs's co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt.; marched
to Falmouth on an alarm at Elizabeth Islands Dec. 8, 1776; service, 2 days; roll
dated Wareham ; also, Capt. Gibbs's co., Col. Sprout's regt. ; marched to Rhode
Island on an alarm, Dec. 10, 1776; service, 11 days; roll dated Wareham; also,
Capt. Gibbs's co.. Col. Sprout's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 13, 1778 ; discharged Sept.
18, 1778 ; service, 5 days ; marched to Falmouth on an alarm ; also, Capt. Gibbs's
CO., Col. Sprout's (4th Plymouth Co.) regt. ; marched to Falmouth on an alarm,
Sept. 10, 1779; discharged Sept. 13, 1779; service, 3 da3-s; roll dated Wareham;
also, Capt. Gibbs's co., Lieut. Col. White's (4th Plymouth Co.) regt. ; enlisted July
31, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island;
roll sworn to at Wareham.

Besse, Silas. Private, Capt. David Nye's (2d W'areham) co.. Col. Sprout's regt. ; pay
roll for 4 days service at Falmouth on an alarm, Sept. 10, 1779.

Bessee, Abishai. Private, Capt. Joseph Keith's co.. Col. Cotton's regt. ; pay roll for ser-
vice from Sept. 25, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I.

Bessee, Ebenezer, Wareham, Private, Capt. Edward Hammond's co.. Col. The-
ophilus Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Rox-
buiy, Nov. 11, 1775.

Bessee, Jabez, Wareham. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce Continental Army
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780 ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 2 in.; complexion, dark ; residence, Wareham ; arrived at Springfield July
10, 1780; marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Ensign Bancroft.

Bessee, John. Drummer, Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's co. ; enlisted July 17, 1775;
discharged Dec. 23, 1775; service, 5 mos. 20 days; company stationed at "\V^re-
ham and Rochester.

Bessee, Jonas. Private, Capt. David Kingman's co., Maj. Eliphalet Gary's regt.;
marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ;
service, 11 days.

Bessee, Jo's, Jr. Private, Capt. Perez Churchell's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ;
enlisted May 6, 1778 ; discharged May 9, 1778 ; service, 3 days, on an alarm at
Dartmouth.



4 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

Bessee, Neiif.mi.vii, Halifax. Private, Capt. John Bradford's co., Col. Theophilus
Cotton's rest., which marclied on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield; ser-
vice, 12 days; reported enlisted into the army ; also, muster roll dated Aug. 1,
1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 3 mos. 7 days; also, company return dated
Oct. 7, 1775.

Bessey, Anthony, Bridi^ewater. Private, Capt. James Allen's co.. Col. John Bailey's
regt. ; muster roll dated Ann. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 1, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 1 week,
1 day; also, Capt. Allen's co.. Gen. Thomas's re.irt. ; company return dated Ilox-
bury, Oct. 6, 1775; reported discharged Sept. 21, 1775.

Bessey, Ehenezer. Private, Capt. Joseph Parker's co.. Col. John Cushing's regt.;
enlisted Oct. 2, 1776; service, 47 days, at Rhode Island.

Bessey, John, Wareham. Drummer, Capt. Isaac Woods's co.. Col. Thomas Carpen-
ter's (Plymouth. Co.) regt.; pay roll for service from July 20, 1777, to Aug. 27,
1777, 1 mo. 7 days, at Rhode Island.

Bessey, Joseph. Private, Capt. Silas Hollis's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt. ; enlisted
Aug. 1, 1777; service, 5 mos., at Rhode Island.

Bessey, Joshua. Drummer, Capt. Joseph Parker's co., Col. John Cushing's regt. ;
enlisted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 60 days, at Rhode Island.

Bessey, Nathaniel, Rochester. Descriptive list of men enlisted from Plymouth Co.
in 1779, to serve in the Continental Army; age, 31 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; com-
plexion, dark; residence, Rochester; delivered to Capt. L. Baile.v.

Bessey, Silas. Drummer, Capt. William Tapper's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt. ; pay roll
for 65 days service in May and June, 1777, at Rhode Island.

Bessie, Ebenezer, Wareham. Private, Capt. Hammond's co., Col. Cotton's regt.;
company return dated Oct. 7, 1775.

Bessley, Edwaud. Receipt for bountj- paid him by the Committee of the town of
Salem to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, dated Boston,
April 13, 1782.

Bessom, . [This name also appears under the form of Beasom, Besom.]

Bessom, Richard, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Francis Felton's co. ; pay rolls for
service from July 21, 1775, to Dec. 31, 1775, 5 mos. 24 days ; company raised and
stationed at Marblehead.

Bessy, Anthony. Private, Capt. James Allen's co., Col. Simeon Cary's regt.; pay
abstract for rations dated Camp near New York, Aug. 9, 1776.

Best, Alexander, Newton. Descriptive list of men enlisted from Middlesex Co.,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; age, 27 .vrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; complexion,
dark; hair, dark; eyes, gray; occupation, laborer; residence, Newton; enlisted
July 11, 1781 ; enlistment, 6 months.

Best, Alexander, Northfield. Descriptive list of enlisted men belonging to Hamp-
shire Co. ; age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, fresh; hair, light; occupation,
farmer; enlisted April 13, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; reported deserted; also,
muster master's receipt dated South Hadley, May 13, 1781 ; reported returned bj'
order of Noah Goodman, Superintendent of Hampshire Co.

Best, Alexander. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's (1st) co., Lieut. Col. David
Col)b's (5th) regt.; muster roll for Feb., 1783; balance of term of enlistment,
1 year, 4 months, 15 days ; reported served in place of John Bradelej'.

Best, Willia^i. Seaman, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. H. Hacker; list
of men entitled to prize shares in the " Mellish " and " Active " [year not given].

Bester, . [This name also appears under the form of Barstow, Besto, Beston,

Bestor, Bestow.]



IX THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION.



Bester, Caleb, Duxl)urJ^ Private, Capt. Sam. N. Nelson's co., Col. Aaron "VVillard's
re.irt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Diixburj' via No. 4, or Charlestown,
to Skeensborough, dated Boston, Jan., 1777; also, pay abstract for travel allow-
ance from Fort Edward via Albany to Duxbury, allowed in Council, Jan. 28, 1777.

Bester, Foster, North Yarmouth (also given Topsham). Private, Capt. Benjamin
Parker's co. ; enlisted July 3, 1775 ; roll made up to Dec. 31, 1775 ; service, G mos.
13 days, on the sea coast in Cumberland Co. ; also, return of men enlisted into
Continental Army from Capt. John Gray's (1st North Yarmouth) co., Col. Jona-
than Mitchell's (•2d Cumberland Co.) regt., dated Nov. 7, 1777; residence. North
Yarmouth ; enlisted for town of North Yarmouth ; joined Capt. George White's
CO., Col. Francis's regt.; enlistment, 3 years; also, Capt. Means's co.. Col.
Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1,
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported deserted April, 1780; also, Capt. George White's
CO., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; pay roll for 79 days rations from date of enlist-
ment, Jan. 1, 1777, to time of arrival at Bennington.

Bester, Gideon. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Oliver Allen's co., 4th Plymouth Co. regt. ;
list of officers of Mass. militia, dated Rochester, July 28, 1777 ; commissioned
Aug. 16, 1777 ; reported promoted from 2d Lieutenant.

Bester, Samuel. Private, Lieut. Alexander Kelloch's co., detached from Col. Whea-
ton's and Col. Jones's regts., bj' order of Brig. Gen. Cushing, to protect eastern
part of Lincoln Co. ; company stationed at Camden and St. Georges from Nov.
13, 1779, to Feb. 13, 1780 ; service, 1 mo.

Bester, Ti.motht. Private, Capt. Peter Corabes's co., Lieut. Col. Prime's regt.; en-
listed May 23, 1780; discharged Jan. 25, 1781 ; service, 8 mos. 3 days, under com-
mand of Brig. Gen. Wadsworth at the Eastward.

Besto, Gideox. Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's
regt.; pay roll for 15 days service [probably in Dec, 1776] ; compan}* marched
from Rochester to Rhode Island on an alarm.

Bestox, James, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's co., Col. Thomas Mar-
shall's regt.; pay rolls for service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Dec. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 2
days.

Bestor, Foster, North Yarmouth. Private, Capt. John Wentworth's co. ; pay ab-
stract for travel allowance dated Watertown, Aug. 20, 1776; also, Capt. Went-
worth's CO., Col. Aaron Willard's regt.; paj- abstract for travel allowance from
North Yarmouth to Bennington, dated Boston, Jan. 6, 1777; also, pay abstract
for travel allowance from Fort Edward home, dated Boston, Jan. 15, 1777.

Bestor, Foster, Brunswick. Private, Capt. John Chadwick's co.. Col. Brewer's
regt.; muster return dated .Jan. 22, 1778; residence, Brunswick ; enlisted for town
of Casco Bay.

Bestor, Jacob. Seaman, ship "Protector," commanded b\' Capt. John F. Williams;
engaged May 3, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 17, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 14 days.

Bestor, Timothy. Private, Capt. George Rogers's co.. Col. Nathaniel Jordan's regt. ;
enlisted Sept. 23, 1779; discharged Oct. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo., at Falmouth.

Bestow, Caleb, Duxburj'. Private, Capt. Benjamin Wadsworth's co.. Col. James
Warren's (2d) regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3
days.

Bestow, Foster, North Yarmouth. Private, Cai)t. J. Means's co.. Col. Sprout's regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 1, 1780;
reported deserted April 1, 1780.



6 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND S.ULORS

Bestow, Gidkon. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Oliver Allen's (4tli) co., 4th Plymouth Co.
regt. ; list of officers of Mass. militia; commissioned May 9, 1776; also, 1st Lieu-
tenant, Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's (4th) co., 4th Plyniouth Co. regt. ; list of offi-
cers of Mass. militia [year not given].

Bestow, Jacoh, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's co., Col. Anthony
Thomas's regt., which marched April '20, 177."), in response tu the alarm of April

19, 177") ; service, 3 days.

Bestow, James, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Benjamin Wadsworth's co., Col. James
M''arren's ('2d) regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3
days.

Bestow, James, Harpswell. Private, Capt. James Curtis's co. ; muster roll dated Aug.
1, 1775; enlisted May 17, 1775; service, 3 mos.

Bestow, Joh. Private, Capt. Joseph Cliffs co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's (Plymouth Co.)
regt. ; marched to Rhode Island July 29, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service,
1 mo. 19 days.

Bestow, Samuel, Harpswell. Private, Capt. James Curtis's co.. Col. James Cargill's
regt.; enlisted Aug. 9, 1775; service, 5 mos. 5 days.

Beswick, . [This name also appears under the form of Baswick.]

Beswick, Daniel. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Strong's co.. Col. Sears's (Hampshire Co.)
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 10, 1781 ; marched to Albany Aug. 17, 1781 ; discharged Nov.

20, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 10 daj's, at Saratoga.

Beswick, Everton, Chesterfield. Private, Capt. Robert AVebster's co., Gen. Pomroy's
regt., which marched April 21. 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 6 days ; reported enlisted into the army ; also, Lieutenant, Cai)t. Webster's
CO., Col. John Fellows's regt. ; list of officers in camp at Roxbnry, May 23, 1775;
also, Private; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; also,
Ensign, Capt. Webster's co., Col. Fellows's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 12, 1775; service, 2 mos. 17 da.vs; also, com-
pany return dated Dorchester, Oct. 8, 1775; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin
Bonney's 10th (2d Chesterfield) co., 2d Hampshire Co. regt. ; list of officers of
Mass. militia; commissioned April 5, 1776; also, Capt. Bonney's co.. Col. Ezra
May's regt.; enlisted Sept. 20, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; service, 29 da.vs;
marched to Stillwater; also, Capt. Bonney's co., Col. Israel Chapin's (2d Hamp-
shire Co.) regt. ; list of officers of Mass. militia ; commissioned July 6, 1778 ; also,
Capt. William White's (7th) co., 2d Hampshire Co. regt. ; list of officers of Mass.
militia [year not given] .

Betle, Ben'jamix. Capt. Jacob Gerrish's co.. Col. Moses Little's reirt., Gen. Green's
brigade ; receipt for l)Ounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Nov. 2, 1775.

Betle, Timothy, Haverhill. Private, Capt. Blanchard's co.. Col. Wesson's regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Fel). 7, 1777, to Nov. 25, 1777;
reported died Nov. 25, 1777; enlistment, 3 years.

Betmon, William, Sandisfield. Descriptive list of men enlisted agreeable to Act of
1780 ; Capt. Robbins's co.. Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; age, 35 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 11 in.; complexion, ruddy; hair, sandy; occupation, cordwainer;
residence, Sandisfield; enlistment, 3 years.

Beton, John, Westborough. Private, Capt. Seth Morse's co., Maj. Gen. Ward's regt.,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3^ days.

Betteis, Nathaniel, Sandisfield. Fifer, Capt. Jacol) Brown's co.. Col. John Fellows's
regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 1 mo. 1 day.



IX THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION.



Betteley, William, AVorcester. Descriptive list of enlisted men dated Worcester,
May 19, 1777; Capt. Lovell's co., Col. Denny's regt. ; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft.
7 in.; complexion, lightish; residence, Worcester; enlistment, 9 months.

Bettenham, John. Cook, sloop "Providence," commanded hy Capt. John Paul
Jones; list of men entitled to prize shares in the ship "Alexander," captured
Sept. 20, 1776.

Bettexgham, Jack. Cabin-steward, ship "Alfred," commanded by Capt. John Paul
Jones ; list of men entitled to prize shares in the ship " Mellish " and brig
" Active " [year not given] .

Betterlet, ._ [This name also appears under the form of Betteley, Betterly,

Bitterley, Bitterly.]

Betterlet, AVilliam, AVorcester. Descriptive list of enlisted men ; age, 20 yrs. ;
stature, 6 ft.; complexion, light; hair, wig; occupation, farmer; residence,
AVorcester; enlisted April 6, 1782; joined Capt. Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. John
Brooks's (7th) regt. ; enlistment, 3 years.

Betterly, Thomas, AVorcester. List of men mustered in Worcester Co. ^bj'- Thomas
Newhall, Muster Master; Capt. Lovell's co.. Col. Denny's regt.; age, 27 yrs.;
stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; hair, light brown; residence, AVorcester; mustered May 9,
1778 [probably] ; enlistment, 9 months.

Betterly, AVilliam, AVorcester. Private, Capt. Daniel Grout's co., commanded by
Lieut. Thomas Parker, Col. John Rand's regt. ; enlisted Jul}' 7, 1780; discharged
Oct. 9, 1780, at AVest Point; service, 3 mos. 11 days ; marched to Claverack.

Betterman, George. Mate; list of prisoners exchanged for British prisoners sent to
New York in the cartel " Favorite," as returned by Robert Pierpont, Commissary
[year not given] ; exchanged for Jonas Stone, Mate.

Bettes, David. Private, Capt. John King's co., Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ;
enlisted July 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 15, 1777 ; service, 25 days.

Bettes, Jeremiah, Biddeford. Certificate of service dated York Count.v, Dec, lk28,
signed by Daniel Granger, certifying that said Bettes enlisted in Col. Brewer's
regt. in 1776, for a term of 3 years, and having served that time was honorably
discharged ; served with rank of Sergeant.

Bettes, John. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. ; joined at Springfield June 6, 1780;
roll made up to Sept. 6, 1780; service, 3 mos., with guards at Springfield; enlist-
ment, 8 months.

Bettes, Nathaniel, Sandisfield. Ensign, Col. Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 1, 1780; also, 13th Mass. regt.;
return for clothing dated Providence, Feb. 29, 1780.

Bettes, AVilliam, Chelmsford. List of men in Col. Baldwin's regt. dated Ma.v 1,
1775.

Betteskotey, Johx. Private, Capt. Matthias Tobey's co.. Col. Aaron AVillard's regt.;
pay abstract for mileage from Fort Edward to Yarmouth, dated Boston, Jan., 1777.

Bettess, Jeremiah, Biddeford. Private, Capt. Jesse Dorman's co.. Col. James Scam-
mon's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. ;
also, Capt. Silas AA'ild's co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's regt. ; muster roll dated
Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776; re-engaged Dec. 1,
1776 ; reported on command at Ticonderoga.

Bettess, Leonard, Sandisfield. Muster Master's receipt dated Springfield, Aug. 21,
1782; enlisted for town of Sandisfield; enlistment, 3 years.



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