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regt. ;' marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 11 days ; com-
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm.

Washburn, William. Sergeant, Lieut. Joshua Perkins's detachment from Capt.
George Hammond's co., Col. Thomas Lothrop's regt. ; Brig. Joseph Cushing's
brigade; service, 14 days; detachment marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm.
Roll dated Plympton, March 28, 1777.

Washburn, William. 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 alarm ; roll sworn to in Worcester Co. ; also, same co. and
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 20, 1777; discharged Aug. 23, 1777; service, 5 days; com-
pany marched on the alarm at Bennington of Aug. 20, 1777 ; roll sworn to m
Worcester Co.; also, Capt. Crawford's co., Col. Joab (Job) Cushing's regt.;
enlisted Sept. 7, 1777 ; service, 9 days ; roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

Washburn, William. Private, Capt. James Harlow's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ;
entered service June 5, 1778; service, 8 mos. 4 days, including travel (480
miles) to and from camp ; regiment raised for 8 months to guard passes of
North river.

Washburn, William. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve
in the Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent;
age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, light; occupation, farmer; en-
gaged for town of Shutesbury ; engaged April 3, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Washburne, Abner. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's
regt.; entered service May 6 ; discharged May 9 ; entered service Sept. 6 ; dis-
charged Sept. 12 ; service, 9 days ; company marched on two alarms at Dart-
mouth in 1778. Roll dated Middleborough.

Washburne, John, Plymouth. Communication addressed to Hon. Jeremiah
Powel, dated Plymouth, May 14, 1777, signed by J. Warren, stating that Mr.
Smith, 1st Lieutenant in the same company, wished to resign ; that Mr. Car-
ver, 2d Lieutenant of the company at the Gurnet, had left that service and
gone to sea ; and recommending said Washburne, of Plymouth, as 1st Lieuten-
ant, and Ebenezer Barker, of Pembroke, as 2d Lieutenant, to fill the vacancies.

Washburne, Jonah. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co., Col. Ebenezer
Sproutt's regt. ; entered service May 6 ; discharged May 9 ; entered service



676 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Washburne, Jonah, continiied.

Sept. 6; discharged Sept. 12 ; service, 9 days ; company marched on two alarms
at Dartmouth in 1778. Roll dated Middleborough.

"NVashbuune, Jonah, Jr. Private, Capt. Nathaniel "Wood's co., Col. Ebenezer
Siiroutt's regt. ; entered service May fJ, 1778; discliarged May 9, 1778; service,
3 days; company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May, and one
in Sept., 1778. lloll dated Middleborough.

Washburnk, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Joslnia Wliite's co.. Col. Ebenezer
Sproutt's regt. ; entered service iSIay 6 ; di.scharged May 9 ; entered .service
Sept. 6; discharged Sept. 12; service, 9 days; company marched on two
alarms at Dartmouth in 1778. Roll dated Middleborough.

Washbukne, Jonathan, Jr. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. Ebenezer
Sproutt's regt. ; entered service May 6 ; discharged May 9 ; entered service
Sept. 6 ; discharged Sept. 12 ; service, 9 days ; company marched on two alarms
at Dartmouth in 1778. Roll dated Middleborough.

AVashburne, Joseph, Jr. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Leices-
ter for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 3, 1780 ;
discharged at headquarters Dec. 8, 1780; service, 5 mos. 14 days, including
travel (180 miles) home. [See Asa Washburn and Joseph Washburn.]

Washbukne, Reuben. Private, Capt. Benjamin Phillips's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy
Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Garrison
at Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777; enli.sted Dec. 23, 1776; enlistment to expire
March 23, 1777 ; reported on command at the block house at the mills.

Washburne, Robert. Private, Capt. William Tupper's co.. Col. Nathan Spar-
hawk's regt. ; entered service Sept. 28, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service,
2 mos. 16 days, at Boston. Roll sworn to at Middleborough.

Washburne, Samuel. Private, Capt. Benjamin Phillips's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy
Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Garrison
at Ticonderoga. Feb. 24, 1777 ; enlisted Jan. 6, 1777 ; enlistment to expire March
23, 1777; reported on commaml at the mill.

Washfield, Thoivlvs, Sturbridge. lAst 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.

Washhunks, Peter. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co., Col. Simeon Gary's
regt.. Gen. John Fellows's brigade; copy of a list of men stationed at New
York and Wliite Plains for 5 months and dismissed Dec. 1, 1776. [See Peter
Washanks and Peter Was^ishonks. ]

Washman, Alden, Bridgewater. Corporal, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Tit-
comb's regt. ; service, 2 mos. 4 days; company marclied from Bridgewater and
Abington to Bristol, R. I., April 21, 1777.

Washman, " Lettks." Capt. Thomas Kempton's co., Col. Dauielson's regt. ; order
for bounty coat dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 30, 1775.

Washshonks, Peter. Capt. Jonathan Drown's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ;
subsi.stence allowed from date of enlistment, Feb. 20. 1777, to June 16, 1777;
credited with 116 rations. [See Peter Washanks and Peter Washhunks.]

Wasman, John. Matross, Lieut. John Harris's detachment. Col. John Crane's
(Artillery) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1779; enlistment, 3 years.

Wason, . [This name also appears under the form of Was.son, Wesson, Weston.]



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. G77

Wason, Ephraim, North borough. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co., Col.
Nicliolas Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., home, dated
Dorchester Heights, Nov. 30, 1776; said Wason credited with allowance for 2
days (37 miles) travel.

Wason, John, Chester. Private, Capt. Samuel Kijig's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, etc., sworn to in Suffolk Co., June 19, 1776;
mileage for 43 miles allowed said Wason.

Wason, John, Lunenburg. Fifer, Capt. John Fuller's co.. Col. Asa Wliitcomb's
regt. ; company retiirn dated Oct. 6, 1775.

Wason, John, Shirley. Sergeant, Capt. Henrj' Ha.skell's co., Col. James Pres-
cott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 17 days;
reported returned home May 4, 1775.

Wason, Thomas, Shirley. Capt. Henry Haskell's co., Col. Prescott's regt. ; pay
abstract for mileage to and from headquarters, dated Camp at Cambridge,
Jan. 13, 1776; mileage for 74 miles allowed said Wason.

Wass, . [This name also appears under the form of Wash.]

Wass, David. Sergeant, Capt. John Hall's detachment; engaged Jime 24, 1777;
discharged June 30, 1777 ; service, 6 daj's ; detachment drafted from militia
for service at Machias; also, Capt. John Hall's co.. Col. Benjamin Foster's
(Lincoln Co.) regt. ; service from Aug. 7, 1779, to Sept. 7, 1779, 1 mo. ; com-
pany marched on expedition to Majorbagaduce Aug. 7, 1779, by order of Gen.
Lovel ; roll endorsed " Service at Penobscot."

Wasson, James. Capt. James Johnson's co., Col. Edmund Phinny's regt. ; order
for bounty coat dated Cambridge, Fort No. 2, Oct. 24, 1775.

Wasson, John, Fitchburg. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Bridge's co. of Minute-men,
Col. John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775,
to Cambridge; left place of rendezvous April 25, 1775; service, 6 days; also,
Fifer, Capt. John Fuller's co.. Col. Asa Whetcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3^ mos. ; also, company receipts
for wages for Aug. and Sept., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill.

Wasson, John, Shirley. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Hovey's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's
regt.; enlisted July 12, 1779; discharged Dec. 18, 1779; service, 5 mos. 12
days, at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allow-
ing 1 mo. 5 days service at Rhode Island, including travel (91 miles) home.

Wasson, John, Shirley. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as
returned by Capt. Eli Parker ; residence, Shirley ; engaged for town of Amherst ;
joined Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; term, 8 months ; also,
list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, sworn to by Capt. Timotliy
Brigham ; residence, Shirley ; engaged for town of Northborough ; joined Capt.
Silas (Sylvanus) Smith's co., Col. T. Bigelow's regt.; term to expire Aug. 9,
1780 ; also, list of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worces-
ter Co. ; Capt. Smith's CO., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; mustered Aug. 10, 1777 : term, 3
years; also, Fife Major, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's
(loth) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 10, 1777, to
June 14, 1780 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777,
dated Van Schaick's Island and sworn to in Camp at Stillwater ; enlisted Jime
14, 1777 ; reported on command at "Worcester ; also, Drummer, same co. and
regt.; muster roll for Nov., 1777, sworn to at Camp near the "Gulf;" also,
Fifer, same co. an<l regt. ; return dated Feb. 2, 1778 ; mustered by Worcester
Co. Muster Master; also, Drummer, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for Dec,
1777, Jan. and Feb., 1778, sworn to at Camp Valley Forge; also, Musician,
same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for March, April, and May, 1778, dated Valley



678 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

WassOn, John, continued.

Forge ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camj) Green-
wich ; also, same co. and regt. ; mu.ster rolls for July-Dec, 1778, dated Camp
Providence; also, Drummer, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1779,
dated Providence ; reported on furlough ; also, jNIusician, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll for Feh., 1779, dated Providence ; reported on furlough ; also. Drum-
mer, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for March, April, and May, 1779, dated
Providence; reported on command at Newtown in March and April, 1779;
also, Fife Major, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for June, 1779, dated Provi-
dence; enlisted April 10, 1777; reported promoted from Fifer to Fife Major
June 1, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Aug., 1779, dated Camp
at Salem ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Sept., 1779, dated Bedford ;
also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Oct., 1779, sworn to at Peekskill ; also,
same CO. and regt. ; muster roll for Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated Highlands; also,
same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Jan. -June, 1780, dated Camp Kobinson's
Farms ; reported discharged April 10, 1780 (also given June 14, 1780) .

Wasson, John. Drummer, Capt. Gideon Parker's co., Col. Moses Little's (12th)
regt. ; copy of a company return ; engaged Jan. 1, 1776 [service not given].

"Wasson, John. Order dated Hull, June 20, 1776, .signed by said Wasson, Private,
and others, for advance pay, etc., payable to Capt. Samuel King.

Wasson, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co.. Col. Jacob Garish's
(Gerrish's) regt. of guards; service from July 2 to July 16, 1778, 17 [15] days,
at Winter Hill.

Wasson, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co., Col. Jacob Garish's
(Gerrish's) regt. of guards; service from July 2 to July 16, 1778, 17 [15] days,
at Winter Hill.

Wasson, Samuel, Shirley. Private, Capt. Thomas Hovey's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's
regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo. 5 days service at Rhode Island,
including travel (100 miles) home.

Wasson, Samuel. 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, Superintendiiiit; Capt. Harrington's co.. Col. Wheelock's regt.;
age, 17yrs. ; stature, 5ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light; occupation, farmer; engaged
for town of Shrewsbury ; engaged April 28, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Wasson, Samuel. Private, Capt. Daniel Bowker'sco., Col. Webb's regt. ; enlisted
Aug. 18, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 22 days, including 10
days (206 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army
for 3 months.

Wasson, Thomas, Shirley. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster
Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Smith's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; mustered
Aug. 19, 1777; term, 3 years (also given during war) ; also. Drummer, Capt.
Sylvanus Smitli'sco., Col. Timothy Bigelow's (lath) regt. ; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from Aug. 19, 1777, to Aug. 19, 1780; residence,
(JJjirley; credited to town of Worcester; also. Private, same co. and regt.;
jnuster roll for Jan. -Aug., 1777, dated Camp Stillwater; enlisted Aug. 19,
1777; also, Fifer, .same co. and regt.; muster roll for Nov., 1777, sworn to at
Camp near tlie "Gulf; " also, Fifer, same co. and regt. ; return dated Feb. 2,
1778 ; mustered by Worcester Co. Muster Master ; also, same co. and regt. ;
muster rolls for Dec, 1777, Jan. and Feb., 1778, swom to at Camp Valley
Forge; also. Musician, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for March, April, and
May, 1778, dated Valley Forge ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for June,
1778, dated Camp Greenwich ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for July-
Dec, 1778, dated Camp Pi-ovidence ; reported on command with the Lieutenant



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Wasson, Thomas, continued.

Colonel in Sept., 1778, sick at Shirley in Dec, 1778; also, Fifer, same co. ami
regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1779, dated Trovidence; reported sick at Shirley ;
also, Musician, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Feb., 1779, dated Provi-
dence ; also, Fifer, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for March, April, and May,

1779, dated Providence; reported on command at Warwick in March and
April, 1779; also. Drummer, same co. and regt.; muster roll for June, 1779,
dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Aug. 1779, dated
Camp at Salem; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Sept., 1779, dated
Bedford; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Oct., 1779, sworn to at
Peekskill; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated
Highlands ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-June, 1780, dated
Camp Robinson's Farms ; also, Fifer, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for July,

1780, dated "Camp tenack;" reported discharged Aug. 19, 1780; also, Fife
Major, Capt. Daniel Bowker's co.. Col. Webb's regt. ; engaged Aug. 18, 1781 ;
discharged Nov. 30, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 22 days, including 10 days (206 miles)
travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

"Wasson, William, Dudley. Descriptive list of men raised to serve in the Conti-
nental Army for the term of 9 months, as returned by Seth Washburn, Super-
intendent for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Corbin's co., Col. Davis's regt. ; age, 28
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Dudley ; engaged for
town of Dudley ; marched to Springfield July 8, 1779 ; reported delivered to
Capt. Marshall; also. Sergeant, Capt. Lemuel Corbin's (Dudley) co., Col.
Jacob Davis's regt. ; service, 13 days ; company detached for service at Rhode
Island on the alarm of July 30, 1780 ; also, receipt dated Dudley, April 18, 1781,
for bounties paid said Wasson and others by the town of Dudley 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 retirmed by Seth Washburn, Superintendent; Capt. Cobin's
CO., Col. Grout's regt.; age, 30 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, dark;
occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Dudley; engaged Jan. 2, 1781; term,
3 years.

Wast, John, Salem. List of prisoners returned from New York in the schooner
"SiJeedwell" Aug. 3, 1777.

Wastcoat, James, Richmond [N. H.]. Corporal, Capt. Oliver Capron's co.. Col.
Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order
for bounty coat dated Camp at Winter Hill, Nov. 11, 1775.

Wastcoat, Richard. Capt. Oliver Capron's co.. Col. Ephraim Doolittle's (24th)
regt. ; order for boimty coat dated Winter Hill, Charlestown, Nov. 19, 1775.

Waste, Nathan, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Kempton's co., Col. Timothy
Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 10, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 2 mos. 26 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

Wastgatt, David. 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 25, 1780; age, 29 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 11 in.; complexion, light; engaged
for to-mi of Monson ; marched to camp July 25, 1780, under command of Capt.
Park. [See Davis Wascott, Darius Wasgate, and David Wisgot.]

Waston, Jabez. Private, Capt. Thomas Samson's co.. Col. Thomas Lothrop's regt..
Brig. Joseph Cushing's brigade ; service, 15 days ; company marched to Bristol,
R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 1776. Roll dated Plympton.

Wasunk. Abel. Collier and Wood-cutter ; return for rations allowed in Quarter-
master General's department, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781 ; reported drafted
from 1st Continental regt.



680 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Wate, Asa, Sutton. Private, Capt. Bartholomew "Woodbury's co., Col. Leniad's
regt. ; pay abstract for billeting to and from camp; company marched from
Sutton, Douglas, and Northbridge, Dec. 9, 1775.

"Wate, Barachias, Framingham. Capt. Joseph Griffith's co.. Col. John Jacobs's
regt.; enlisted June 2(5, 1778; service, 6 mos. 8 days; enlistment to expire
Jan. 1, 1779.

"Wate, Barachias. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph "Winch's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's
regt. ; engaged Aug. 16, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 25
days, in Northern department, including 11 daj's (220 miles) travel home.
Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.

Wate, Benjamin. List of men raised in Middlesex Co. for Continental service,
agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Ilosmer, Superin-
tendent for said coimty, Nov. 24, 1779; engaged for town of Maiden.

"Wate [ ? ], " Briah." Company receipt for wages, given to Capt. Samuel Thomos,
dated North Kingston, Jan. 6, 1777.

"Wate, Gardner. Private, Capt. Thomas "Whipple's co., Col. Abijah Stearns's
regt. ; entered service March 30, 1778 ; service to July 2, 1778, 3 mos. 3 days,
guardmg troops of convention. Roll sworn to in "Worcester Co.

"Wate, Jonathan, Royalston. Private, Capt. "William Henry's co., Col. Whitney's
regt. ; enlisted May 5, 1777 ; discharged July 5, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 10 days,
at Rhode Island, including 10 days (210 miles) travel home.

"Wate, Joseph. Receipt dated Marlborough, July 9, 1779, for bounties paid said
"Wate and others by the Selectmen to serve in the Continental Army at Rhode
Island until Jan. 1, 1780 ; mileage also allowed on march from Marlborough to
Providence.

"Wate, Joshua. Corporal, Capt. Andrew Elliot's co., Col. Jonathan Holman'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. Burgoyue.

"Wate, Martin. Lieutenant, in command of a company, Col. Ruggles "Woodbridge's
regt.; service, 4 days, on expedition to Northern department; company re-
ported to have marched to New Providence on an alarm at Bemiington Aug.
17, 1777. Roll sworn to in Hampshire Co.

"Wate, Nathaniel, Royalston. Private, Capt. "William Henry's co., Col. "Whitney's
regt.; enlisted May 5, 1777; discharged July 5, 1777; service, 2 mos. 10 days,
at Rhode Island, including 10 days (210 miles) travel to camp and home.

"Wate, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. John Spurr's co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th)
regt. ; pay roll for July, 1780; enlisted July 34, 1780.

"Wate, Oliver. Private, Capt. Jonathan Maynard'sco., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's
(7th) regt.; muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781; enlisted Feb. 7, 1781; enlist-
ment, 3 years.

"Wate, Thaddeus. 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.

"Wate, Thomas, Sutton. Private, Capt. Benjamin Richardson's co.. Col. Nicholas
Dike's regt. ; i)ay 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 "Wate credited with
allowance for 2 days (50 miles) travel; also, Capt. David Batcheller'sco., Col.



IN THE WAR OF TIIE REVOLUTION. 681

Wate, Thomas, continued.

Ezra Wood's rcgt. ; arrived at camp June 21, 1778; discliarged Jan. 29, 1779;
service, 7 mos. 29 days, at North river, including 3 days to prepare for camp
and 18 days (360 miles) travel out and home ; regiment raised for 8 months.

Wate, William, Sutton. Capt. Isaac Bolster's co., Col. Ehenezer Leamed's regt. ;
вЦ† company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775.

Watels, Mason, Newcastle. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel McCobb's co.. Col. John
Nixon's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged June 1, 1775; service,
2 mos. 5 days.

Waten, Johx, Beverly. Boatswain, ship " Resource," commanded by Capt. Richard
Ober; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Sept. 11, 1780; age, 29
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark; residence, Beverly.

Water, Garner, Sutton (probably). Private, Capt. Andrew Eliot's co.. Col.
Learnard's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7
days ; reported returned home.

Water, Samuel. Petition dated Boston, Aug. 24, 1779, signed by James Macduff,
asking that said Water be commissioned as commander of the brigantine
" Brilliant" (privateer) ; ordered in Council Sept. 4, 1779, that a commission
be issued.

Waterhair, John. Private, Capt. John Robinson's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's
regt. ; service, 12 days, at Dorchester in March, 1776, guarding shores at mouth
of Milton river.

Waterhare, John. Private, Capt. Thomas Mayo's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt. of guards; joined Nov. 3, 1777; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 3 mos., at Cam-
bridge ; also, same co. and regt. ; service between Feb. 2, 1778, and April 3,
1778, 1 mo. 3 days, at Cambridge.

Waterhose, Samuel. (Late) Capt. James Hubbard's co.. Col. Ephraim Doolittle's
(24th) regt. ; order for bounty coat dated Charlestown, Winter Hill Camp, Oct.
30, 1775.

Waterhous, Jacob. Private, Capt. Tobias Lord's co. ; marched Jan. 29, 1776 ;
service to Nov. 25, 1776, 9 mos. 28 days ; company stationed at Falmouth, Cum-
berland Co., for defence of seacoast.

Waterhous, Joseph, Boston. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army,
as returned by Capt. Benjamin Farrar to Col. Moses Whelock, at Westborough,
sworn to at Upton, Feb. 14, 1778; residence, Boston; engaged for town of
Upton ; joined Capt. Orne's co.. Col. Lee's regt. ; term, 3 years.

Waterhous, Joseph, 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.

Waterhouse, . [This name also appears under the form of Warterhouse, War-

triss, Waterhose, Waterhous, Waterouse, Watriss, Watrous.]

Waterhouse, , Boston. Matross, Capt. Edward Crafts's co.. Col. Henry Knox's

(Artillerj-) regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Fishkill home, dated
Jan. 10, 1777 ; said Waterhouse credited with allowance for 11 days (220 miles)
travel ; order for payment of amount of abstract dated at Peekskill and signed
by Maj. Gen. W. Heath.

Waterhouse, Enoch. Private, Capt. Jo.seph Libbee's (9th) 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



682 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Waterhouse, Enoch, continued.

and rivers adjacent when ship "Ambuscade " lay in the harbor; also, Capt.
Stephen Smitli's co., Col. Foster's (Lincoln Co.) regt. ; service, 2 mos. ; com-
pany served at Machias from July IG [1777], to Oct. 10 [1777], when British
ships lay in the harbor; also, Capt. Stephen Smith's co.. Col. Benjamin Fos-
ter's regt. ; service between Dec. 4, 1778, and Jan. 4, 1779, 3 days, at Machias;
also, Lieut. John Scott's detachment from (Jth Lincoln Co. regt. ; service be-
tween Aug. 31, 1779, and Nov. 20, 1779, 14 days, at Machias; roll sworn to at



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