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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 individual record given is the same, aa 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.



F RACER, Joseph. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ;
enlisted July 10, 1779; service to Dec. 1, 1779, 4 mos. 21 days, at Rhode Island.

Fracois, George. Private, Capt. "William Harris's detachment from Col. Pike's
(Cumberland Co.) regt.; detached Sept. 27, 1779; service to Oct. 23, 1779, 26
days, under direction of committee of Falmouth ; detachment detailed for defence
of Falmouth agreeable to order of General Court of Sept. 3, 1779.

Fraderman, Frederick. Gunner, Capt. Warner's co., Col. Revere's regt.; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 16, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1779; also,
(late) Capt. Jonathan Warner's (3d) co., corps of artillery lately commanded by
Lieut. Col. Paul Revere; service between Jan. 1, 1780, and May 8, 1780, 2 mos.
17 days.

Fradrick, Joseph. Private, Capt. Benjamin Smith's co. ; service from June 1, 1776,
to Nov. 21, 1776, 5 mos. 21 days; company stationed at Martha's Vineyard for
defence of seacoast.

Frail, Joseph, Hopkinton. Capt. Henry Lealand's co., Col. Wyllys's regt. ; receipt
given to Lieut. Daniel Fames dated Hopkinton, Feb. 5, 1776, signed by said Frail
and others, for wages for service in " the last campaign ; " also, list showing pay
allowed for service to men under Lieut. Daniel Fames [year not given] ; said
Frail credited with 17 days service ; also. Private, Capt. Aaron Gardner's co., Col.
Brooks's regt.; company return endorsed "1776;" aZso, Private, Capt. Thomas
Mellen's co., Col. Abner Perry's regt.; enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug.
10, 1780; service, 14 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm.

Frair, Solomon, Jr. Descriptive list; Capt. Moses Cantine's co., Col. Levi Pawling's
(Ulster Co., N. Y.) regt.. Gen. Clinton's brigade ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ;
complexion, fair; hair, red; eyes, blue; occupation, weaver; birthplace, Kings-
ton; enlisted July 29, 1776; marched Aug. 3, 1776; regiment reported as serving
as part of Continental Army and stationed near Kings Bridge.



2 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Fraizer, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Caleb Champney's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heatli's
detachment of guards ; enlisted May 21, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 20, 1779 ; service,
3 mos., at and about Boston; also, Corporal, same co. and detachment; enlisted
April 21, 1780; discharged Aug. 1, 1780; service, 3 raos. 11 days, at and about
Boston; also, Capt. Caleb Champney's co. of guards detached from militia;
enlisted Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos., at and about
Boston; also, same co. ; enlisted Nov. 1, 1780; discharged Dec. 21, 1780; service,
1 mo. 21 days, at and about Boston.

Fraizer, Joseph, Newbury. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. Col. Nathan
Tyler's regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo. 6 days service at Rhode
Island.

Fraizer, P. Major; order of the day dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Oct. 23, 1776,
taken from Col. Wheelocli's Orderly Book ; said Fraizer appointed field officer
for Oct. 24, 1776.

Fraizer, William. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Brooks's regt.; service
from Feb. 3, 1778, to April 3, 1778, 2 mos., with guards at Cambridge ; also, Capt.
Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted Feb. 11, 1779; discharged Feb. 16, 1779; service,
6 days, with guards under Maj. Gen. Gates at and about Boston.

Fraizer, William. Captain Lieutenant, Capt. William Pierce's co., Col. John Crane's
regt.; muster roll for Nov., 1778, dated Providence; also, Capt. William Pierce's
CO., Col. Crane's (also given Col. Harrison's) regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1778,
dated Providence ; reported on furlough in Virginia; also, Capt. Pierce's co.. Col.
Crane's regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1779, dated Providence.

Frame, Jacob. Descriptive list; Capt. Moses Cantine's co.. Col. Levi Pawling's
(Ulster Co., N. Y.) regt.. Gen. Clinton's brigade ; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ;
complexion, fair; hair, brown; eyes, blue; occupation, yeoman; birthplace,
Germany; enlisted July 30, 1776; marched Aug. 3, 1776; regiment reported as
serving as part of Continental Army and stationed near Kings Bridge.

Frame, Johannes. Descriptive list; Capt. Moses Cantine's co., Col. Levi Pawling's
(Ulster Co., N. Y.) regt.. Gen. Clinton's brigade; age, 17 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5J
in ; complexion, fair; hair, light; eyes, blue; occupation, yeoman; birthplace,
Kingston; enlisted July 30, 1776; marched Aug. 3, 1776; regiment reported as
serving as part of Continental Army and stationed near Kings Bridge.

France, Jacob, Stoughton. 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.

Frances, Aaron. Boy, ship "General Mifflin," commanded by Capt. George AA'ait
Babcock ; descriptive list of officers and crew sworn to at Boston Sept. 9, 1780 ;
age, 17 yrs. ; coniplexion, dark ; residence, Massachusetts.

Frances, Antonia. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 19, 1777; Maj. Eben Stevens's battalion.

Frances, Benjamin, Medford. Private, Capt. Stephen Dana's co.. Col. Josiah Whit-
ney's regt. ; arrived at destination May 9, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 8 days, including
travel to camp and from place of discharge ; company raised for 2 mos. service at
Rhode Island ; roll dated South Kingston.

Frances, Benjamin. Capt. John Devereux'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
Winter Hill.

Frances, George, New Gloucester. Return of men raised in New Gloucester,
Cumberland Co., for Continental service, as attested by Capt. William Harris
and Enoch Fogg, Selectman, at New Gloucester, Nov. 24, 1778; residence. New
Gloucester; joined Capt. John Gray's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt,; term, 3



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION.



Frances, George, continued.

years ; also, receipt dated New Gloucester, May 4, 1781, giren by said Frances and
others, for bounties paid them by the Selectmen to serve in the Continental Army
for the term of 3 years.

Frances, James, Taunton. Private, Capt. James Perry's co.. Col. Sargent's regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 12, 1775; enlisted July 4, 1775; service, 1 mo. 11 days;
«/«o, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; " Inden " appears against name; also,
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775.

Frances, John. Sergeant, Capt. Ebenezer Francis's co.. Col. Israel Hutchinson's
regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Winter
Hill, Oct. 26, 1775.

Frances, John (also given Jacob and Jack). Private, Capt. Eliphalet Thorp's co.,
Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated West
Point ; also, 4th co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's regt. ; return for May, 1782, show-
ing clothing received between Nov. 1, 1781, and May 31, 1782.

Frances, Jonathan, Wrentham. Fifer, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co.. Col. John Smith's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 11 days; also, 5th
Bombardier, Capt. Thomas Wait Foster's co., Col. Richard Gridley's regt. ; mus-
ter roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; service, 3 mos. 4 daj's; also,
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money due for the 8 mos. service in
1775.

Frances, Joseph, New Gloucester. Return of men raised in New Gloucester, Cumber-
land Co., for Continental service, as attested by Capt. William Harris and Enoch
Fogg, Selectman, at New Gloucester, Nov. 24, 1778; residence, New Gloucester;
joined Capt. Ellis's co., Col. Rugals's [Bigelow's] regt. ; term, 3 years or during
war.

Frances, Joseph. Lieut. Caleb Brooks's (late Capt. Hall's) co., Lieut. Col. Bond's
(late Col. Thomas Gardner's) regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in
money dated Prospect Hill, Nov. 29, 1775.

Frances, Joseph. List of men who marched froni Dartmouth to camp under com-
mand of Capt. Benjamin Dillingham and arrived there Feb. 15, 1776.

Frances, Joseph. 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 the command of 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 ; Capt. Wise's co. ;
age, 39 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, brown.

Frances, Levi, Sheffleld. Private, Capt. William Beacon's (Bacon's) co.. Col. John
Fellows's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service,
3 mos. 1 day; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Dorchester, Dec. 19, 1775.

Frances, Levi. Marine, frigate " Deane," commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson;
engaged Jan. 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782; engagement, 12 months; reported
"run."

Frances, Nathaniel, Medford. Private, Capt. Stephen Dana's co.. Col. Josiah Whit-
ney's regt. ; arrived at destination May 9, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 8 days, including
travel to camp and from place of discharge ; company raised for 2 mos. service at
Rhode Island ; roll dated South Kingston.

Frances, Richard. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lakin's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 1, 1777 ; service, 2 mos., at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Groton ;
also, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated North Kingston, Dec. 18, 1777; enlist-
ment, 6 months from July 1, 1777.



MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Frances, Robert. Corporal, Capt. "William Wells's detachment of militia, 3d Berk-
shire Co. regt. ; enlisted Oct. 30, 1781; discharged Nov. 7, 1781; service, 8 days;
detachment marched on an alarm at Saratoga Oct. 29, 1781.

Frances, Sim. Private, Capt. Silas Fowler's co.. Col. David Mosely's (Hampshire
Co.) regt.; enlisted June 12, 1782; discharged June 17, 1782; service, 7 days;
company stationed at Springfield and Northampton ; roll sworn to at Westfield.

Frances, Thomas. Private, Capt. Zebedee Redding's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's
regt. ; service from Dec. 1, 1778, to Jan. 1, 1779, 1 mo.

Frances, Thomas. List of men raised from Col. Hathaway's regt. and mustered in
Bristol Co. to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from time
of their arrival at Springtield, as returned by James Leonard, Muster Master,
dated Oct. 29, 1779; 3d co. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, light; hair,
brown ; eyes, dark ; engaged for town of Dighton ; reported delivered to Lieut. J.
Grace.

Frances, Thomas. Captain, Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; list of captains;
reported as retired on the arrangement of Jan. 1 [year not given] .

Frances, William, Claverack. Private, Capt. John McKinstry's co.. Col. Patterson's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 6, 1775; service, 3 mos. 3
days.

Frances, William. List of officers chosen by the several companies in 2d Berkshire
Co. regt., as returned by Col. Benjamin Simonds; said Frances chosen Captain,
9th (2d Pittsfield) co. ; ordered in Council May 4, 1776, that said officers be com-
missioned; commissions reported dated June 1, 1776.

Franch, Edward. Fifer, Capt. Benjamin Beal's co.. Col. Jacob Gerish's regt.; en-
listed July 12, 1778; discharged Dec. 13, 1778; service, 5 mos. 2 da.ys; company
drafted in July, 1778, to guard stores and troops of convention at Boston ; enlist-
ment, 6 months, to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Franch, Jacob, Bolton. Private, Capt. Robert Longley's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's
regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] .

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

Franch, Matthew, Beverly. Capt. John Low's co.. Col. John Mansfield's (19th)
regt.; receipt for advance pay dated Cambridge, July 1, 1775, signed by said
Franch and others; also, Private, Capt. Low's co.. Col. Mansfield's regt. com-
manded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775;
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Oct.
21, 1775.

Franch, Richard, Sandisfield. Corporal, Lieut. Moses Soul's co. of Minute-men, Col.
John Fellows's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of
April 19, 1775; service to May 7, 1775, 17 days.

Fkanch, Thomas, Lunenburg. 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.

Franch, Thomas. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bonney's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.;
pay abstract for mileage dated Chesterfield, March 13, 1777 ; service with Northern
army at Ticonderoga.

Franch, Thomas. Private, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. John Daggett's regt.
[service not given] ; reported a quarter-draft man to be made up in Capt. Clap's
CO. ; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1777 [6] ; warrant
allowed in Council June 5, 1777.



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Franch, "William. Capt. Malcolm Henry's co., Col. Putnam's (9th) regt. ; order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 23, 1775.

Francies, John, Cambridge. Private, Capt. John Walton's co., Col. Brooks's regt.;
company return dated Camp, Oct. 31, 1776; reported sent with the wounded;
also reported in hospital ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted Sept. 27, 1776 ; dis-
charged Nov. 16, 1776; service, 2 mos. 1 day, travel included; roll dated North
Castle ; also, Capt. Caleb Broolcs's co., Col. Brooks's regt. ; service from Feb. 3,

1778, to April 3, 1778, 2 mos., with guards at Cambridge.

Francis, . [This name also appears under the form of Frances, Francies, Fran-

cise, Franciss, Francois, Franses.]

Francis, Aaron, Beverly. Corporal, Lieut. Billy Porter's co., Col. John Mansfield's
regt. ; order for advance pay dated Cambridge, June 8, 1775, signed by said Fran-
cis and others; also, Capt. Ebenezer Francis's co., Col. John Mansfield's (19th)
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5
days; also, Capt. Francis's co., Col. Mansfield's regt. commanded by Lieut. Col.
Israel Hutchinson; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, Ensign and Quarter
Master, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (11th) regt. ; Continental Array pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, list of staff" officers recommended
for commissions by Col. Ebenezer Francis ; said Aaron Francis recommended for
Quarter Master; ordered in Council Feb. 3, 1777, that said officers be commis-
sioned; reported commissioned Feb. 3, 1777; also, Quarter Master; petition to
the General Court dated Camp above Stillwater, Sept. 15, 1777, signed by officers
of Col. Marshall's regt. and other regiments, requesting that clothing be furnished
them to replace that lost on retreat from Ticonderoga; also, Col. Tupper's regt.,
Brig. Gen. John Paterson's brigade; order on Board of War dated Camp near
Valley Forge, April 8, 1778, for clothing to replace that lost on retreat from
Ticonderoga; also, order for clothing dated Danbui-y, Oct. 12, 1778; also. Col.
Tupper's (15th) regt.; muster roll for March, 1779, dated West Point; also.
Ensign, Capt. Stephen Abbot's co.. Col. Tupper's regt.; muster roll for March,

1779, dated West Point ; reported transferred to Capt. Greenleaf's (also given 6th)
CO. April 1, 1779; also. Col. Tupper's (Uth) regt.; return of officers for clothing
dated West Point, Aug. 10, 1779; also. Lieutenant and Quarter Master, Col.
Tupper's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to
Dec. 31, 1780; also, Lieutenant, Col. Tupper's regt.; list of officers promoted in
the Continental Army; commissioned July 4, 1780 ; also. Lieutenant, same regt.;
list of commissioned officers dated Sept. 15, 1780; reported Brigade Quarter
Master; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Moses Knap's (8th) co.. Col. Tupper's regt.;
muster roll for Oct.-Dec, 1780, dated Huts near West Point; appointed March
28, 1779; also. Lieutenant, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. commanded by
Col. Thomas Marshall until Jan. 1, 1781; wages and subsistence allowed said
Francis from Jan. 1, 1781, to Jan. 1, 1782, 12 mos.; also, Col. Tupper's (10th)
regt.; service from Jan. 1, 1782,3 mos. 15 days; reported resigned (also given
discharged) April 16, 1782.

Francis, Aaron. Seaman, brig "Adventure," commanded by Capt. James Morris;
descriptive list of officers and crew sworn to in Suff'olk Co., Sept. 26, 1780 ; age, 19
yrs.; complexion, darli ; hair, blacli; residence, Massachusetts.

Francis, Aaron. Private, Capt. Samuel Sloper's co., Col. Israel Chapin's (3d) regt. ;
service from Nov. 5, 1779, to date of discharge, Nov. 22, 1779, 22 days, travel in-
cluded, at Claverack ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ;
also, Capt. Levi Ely's co., Col. John Brown's regt.; enlisted July 20, 1780; dis-
charged Oct. 22, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, travel included, on an expedition
to the Northward; company raised for 3 months; also, Capt. Samuel Thrall's
CO.; enlisted Aug. 21, 1781; discharged Nov. 5, 1781; service, 2 mos- 25 days,
travel included, " on Mohawk river " under Col. Marenus Willet ; company raised
for 3 months.



MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Francis, Anthony, Spain. Matross, Capt. Lillie's co., Col. John Crane's (Artillery)

regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 14, 1777, to Dec. 31,

1777.
Francis, Anthony. Seaman, 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] .

Francis, Benjamin, Medford. Private, Lieut. Caleb Brooks's (late Capt. Isaac Hall's)
CO., Lieut. Col. William Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt.; com-
pany return dated Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat
or its equivalent in money dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 29, 1775.

Francis, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Joseph Fuller's co.. Col. Samuel BuUard's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 20, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 22 days, travel
included, at Stillwater.

Francis, Benjamin. Private, Capt. John Devereux's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt.
of guards ; enlisted Nov. 8, 1777 ; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 2 mos. 25 days, at
Charlestown ; roll dated Winter Hill.

Francis, Benjamin. Sergeant, Capt. Stephen Frost's co., Col. Cyprian How's regt.;
enlisted July 31, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 5 days, travel
included, at Rhode Island; company raised for 3 months.

Francis, Benjamin, Jr. List of men taken from the Orderly Book of Col. Israel
Hutchinson of the 27th regt., dated Fort Lee; Capt. P — ter's co. ; reported taken
prisoner at Fort Washington, Nov. 16, 1776.

Francis, Charles, Marblehead. Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; descriptive list dated
West Point, Jan. 25, 1781; age, 30 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, blaclv;
hair, black; eyes, black; residence, Marblehead; enlisted Jan. 15, 1780, by Dr.
Holbrook ; enlistment, during war.

Francis, Charles, Marblehead. Descriptive list of men raised In Essex Co. in 1779
to serve in the Continental Army; age, 40 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion,
negro ; engaged for town of Marblehead ; delivered to Lieut. John Grace ; also,
Capt. Page's co., 13th Mass. regt.; list of 9 months men [service not given] ; re-
ported re-enlisted ; also, Private, Capt. Fowle's co., Col. Smith's (13th) regt. ; Con-
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also.
Private, Capt. Daniel Pilsbury's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; wages,
etc., allowed said Francis for Jan.-Dec, 1782.

Francis, Ebenezer, Beverly. Lieutenant, Capt. Israel Hutchinson's co. of Minute-
men, which marched from Danvers on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days ;
also. Col. John Mansfield's regt. ; list of captains ; ordered in [Provincial] Con-
gress May 27, 1775, that commissions be delivered said officers ; also, Captain, Col.
Mansfield's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 26, 1775 ; service,
3 mos. 13 days; also, Col. Mansfield's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel
Hutchinson; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also. Colonel; list of officers of
two regiments raised for defence of Boston ; commissioned Julj' 28, 1776 ; also,
return made by said Francis, Colonel, endorsed " reported by Brig. Whitcomb
Aug. 23, 1776," of officers and men belonging to his regiment, raised in Cumber-
land, York, and SuflFolk counties, stationed at Dorchester Heights, and destined
for Northern department; also, official record of a ballot by the House of Repre-
sentatives dated Nov. 19, 1776; said Francis chosen Colonel of a regiment to be
raised in the Province of Maine ; appointment concurred in by Council Nov. 19,
1776; reported commissioned Nov. 19, 1776; n^so, pay abstract dated Dorchester
Heights, Nov. 27, 1776, of rations and travel from home to camp and return due
field and staff officers of Col. Francis's regt.; said Francis credited with 2 days
allowance; also, Colonel, Uth Mass. regt.; Continental Array pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1777, to July 7, 1777; reported died July 7, 1777; also.



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Francis, Ebenezeb, continued.

recommendation addressed to the Council, signed by said Francis, Colonel,
recommending staff officers in his regiment for commissions ; ordered in Council
Feb. 3, 1777, that said officers be commissioned ; also, recommendation addressed
to the Council dated Boston, Feb. 20, 1777, signed by said Francis, Colonel,
recommending certain officers in his regiment for commissions ; ordered in Coun-
cil Feb. 20, 1777, that said officers be commissioned ; also, account of the 7 years
half pay allowed agreeable to resolve of Aug. 24, 1780, to widows and orphans of
officers who were killed or died in service; (late) Colonel, 11th Mass. regt. ; half
pay allowed from July 7, 1777, to July 7, 1784.

Francis, George, New Gloucester. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777 ; Capt. James Gray's co.. Col.
Marshall's regt.; also, Capt. Benjamin Wallcut's co., Col. Marshall's regt.; sub-
sistence allowed from date of enlistment, Jan. 4, 1777, to March 25, 1777 ; credited
with 81 days allowance.

Francis, Jacob (also given Jack, Jacques, and John), Boston. Private, Capt. Day's
CO., Col. Brooks's (late Alden's) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for ser-
vice from May 3, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Heed's co.. Col. Brooks's
regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31,
1780; also, Capt. Eliphalet Thorp's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.;
muster roll for Feb. and March, 1781, dated West Point; reported " on duty last
muster by name of John;" also, muster rolls for April and May, 1781, dated
West Point; reported on command at Fort Montgomery in April, 1781; also,
muster roll for June, 1781, sworn to in Camp; also, muster roll for July, 1781,
dated Philipsburgh ; also, muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781, dated Peekskill;
also, muster rolls for Oct., 1781-Feb., 1782, dated York Huts ; also, Capt. Eliphalet



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