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serve m the Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Supermtendent ;
age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 (also given 5 ft. 5i) in. ; complexion, light; hair,
brown; occupation, farmer (also given saddler); residence, Northfield; en-
gaged for town of Northfield; engaged April 13 (also given April 18), 1781;
joined Capt. King's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; term, 3 years;
also Private, 5th co. ; entries dated Oct. 20, 1783, and Dec. 26, 1783, of orders
for wages for :^Iay-Dec. [year not given], appearing m a register of orders
accepted on account of wages, etc.
Waters, John, Salem. Seaman, brigantine " Eanger," commanded by Capt. Robert
Stone ; descriptive list of oflicers and crew, dated June 12, 1780 ; age, 21 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark; residence, Salem.
Waters, John, Sutton. Private, Capt. James Greenwood's co. of militia. Col.
Leamed's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of
April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 2^ days.
Waters John. Private, Capt. Moses Harvey's co.. Col. David Wells's regt. ; en-
listed May 10, 1777; discharged July 10, 1777; service, 2 mos. 10 days, in
Northern department, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home. Roll dated
Montague.
Waters John. Seaman, brigantine " Massachusetts," commanded by Capt. John
Fi^k; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, dated Salem, March 17, l<u ;
also, same vessel and commander; engaged Feb. 22, 1777; discharged July 31,
1777- service, 5 mos. 9 days; roll dated Boston; also, same vessel and com-
mander; engaged July 31, 1777; discharged Oct. 16, 1777; roll dated Boston.
Waters, John. Private, Capt. Abijah Burbank's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's regt. ;
marched to camp July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 4, 1780; service, 9 days, on
an alarm at Rhode Island, includmg 3^ days (75 miles) travel home.
Waters, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Andrew Elliot's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's
regt • service, 30 days, including travel (290 miles) from home and return;
comp'any marched Sept. 26, 1777, to reinforce Northern army for 30 days at
the time of taking Gen. Burgoyne.
Waters, Joseph, Braintree. Fifer, Capt. Elihu Adams's co.. Col. Benjamin Lm-
coln's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days.
Roll made up and sworn to by Lieut. David Linfield.
Waters, Joseph, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Thomas Hovey's co.. Col. Nathan
Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 2^^, 1779; discharged Dec 22 (also given Dec. 18),
1779; service, 5 mos. 1 day, at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. : pay roll
for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo. 4 days service at Rhode Island, uicluding travel
(80 miles) home : also, list of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 5,
1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middle-
sex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield ; also, descriptive list
of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months,
agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Com-
missioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Sprmgfield, July 13, 1780; age, 36



696 ]VL\SSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Waters, Joseph, continued.

yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in.; complexion, ruddy; engaged for town of Marl-
borough ; marched to camp July 13, 1780, imder command of Capt. Thomas
Pritchard ; also, list of men raised for the months service and returned by
Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway,
Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Marlborough
for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp July 9,
1780; discharged Dec. 5, 1780; service, 5 mos. G days, including travel (200
miles) home; also, account dated Marlborough, Aug. 17, 1781, rendered by the
Selectmen, of bounties paid said Waters and others to serve in the Continental
Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; also, de-
scriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2,
1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said county ; age, 37
yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 11 in.; complexion, light ; hair, brown ; eyes, dark; occu-
pation, housewright ; engaged for town of Marlborough ; engaged March 19,
1781; term, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co.. Col. Joseph
Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, dated "West Point ; enlisted
March 5, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years; also, muster roll for June, 1781, swoni to
in Camp at Phillipsburgh ; reported on command at "West Point ; also, muster
rolls for July, Aug., and Sept., 1781; rei)orted on command at "West Point;
also, muster roll for Oct. and Xov., 1781, dated York Hutts; also, muster
rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated Huts.

"Waters, Joseph, Salem. Descriptive list of officers and crew shipped on board
the ship " Thomas " (privateer) , commanded by Capt. Samuel Ingersoll, dated
Salem, Aug. 7, 1780; age, 26 yrs.; complexion, light; residence, Salem.

"Waters, Joseph, Sutton. Corporal, Capt. Andrew Eliot's co., Col. Leamard's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 177.") ; service, 8 days ; reported
enlisted into the army; also, Private, Capt. Isaac Bolster's co.. Col. Ebenezer
Leamed's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775.

"Waters, Joseph. Seaman, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. Jona-
than Haraden ; engaged Feb. 26, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777. Roll sworn
to in Suffolk Co.

Waters, Joseph. Petition dated Boston, July 12, 1781, signed by Joseph and
Joshua Grafton, in behalf of Jo.shua Grafton and others, of Salem, asking that
said Waters be commissioned as commander of the brigantine "Romulus"
(privateer) ; advised in Council July 14, 1781, that a comuiLssion be issued.

"Waters, Josiah. Surgeon's Mate, in a corps of artillery commanded by Lieut. Col.
Ebenezer Stevens ; return of officers in need of clothing, certified at Fredericks-
burgh, Xov. 25, 1778, by H. Knox, Brigadier General of Artillery ; also, Sur-
geon's Mate, same corps; return of officers for clothing delivered Jan. 11, and
Jan. 23, 1779.

"Waters, Judah, Sutton. Private, Capt. Arthur Dagget's co.. Col. Ebenezer
Leamed's regt.; mu.ster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mas., 1 week, 1 day; also, (late) Capt. Dagget's co.. Col. Lerned's
regt. ; company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, Capt. John
Howard's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ; service, 30 days, with Northern
army at the time of the reduction of Gen. Burgoyne ; mileage for 295 miles
allowed said Waters; warrant for pay allowed in Council May 4, 1778. [See
Judah Wortos.]

"Waters, Oliver. Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan Wailes's co.. Col. Ezra May's regt.;
engaged Sept. 22, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 15, 1777 ; service, 28 days, on expedi-
tion to Stillwater and Saratoga, including travel (111 miles) home. Roll
swoni to in Hampsliire Co.



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Waters, Oliver. Private, Capt. Samuel Merriman's co.. Col. Pbineas Wright's
(6t'h Hampshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Sept. 22, 1777; di-scharged Oct. 18, 17.77;
service, 1 mo. 3 days, in Northern department, including 7 days (140 miles)
travel home. Roll attested at Northfield.

Waters, Samuel, Stoughton. Order dated Camp at Hull, June 21, 1776, signed
by said Waters and others belonging to Capt. Zebedeo Redding's co.. Col.
Josiah Whitney's regt., for advance pay for 1 month, etc. ; also, Private, Capt.
Zebedee Redding's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; service from 4 days pre-
ceding march to Aug. 1, 1776, 1 mo. 21 days; also, same co. and regt. ; service
from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos.

Waters, Samuel, Sutton. Corporal, Capt. John Sibley's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775, by order of Col. Learned ; service, 12 days ; reported
returned home.

Waters, Samuel. Private, 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. Burgoyne.

Waters, Samuel. Private, Capt. Joseph Richards's co.. Col. Gill's regt. ; entered
service Aug. 11, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 13 (also given Sept. 11) , 1779 ; service,
1 mo. 3 (also given 1 mo. 2i) days ; company formed part of a detachment of
400 men which marched to Rhode Island to serve for 1 month under Capt.
Samuel Fisher. Roll dated Stoughton.

Waters, Samuel. Petition signed by Joseph Sprague and Sam. Ward, asking
that said Waters be commissioned as Captain of the schooner "Dolphin"
(privateer) ; ordered in Council Aug. 14, 1776, that a commission be issued ;
also, petition dated Salem, Dec. 8, 1777, signed by Henry Williams, asking
that said Waters be commissioned as commander of the sloop "Hawk"
(privateer) ; ordered in Council Dec. 10, 1777, that a commission be issued ;
also, petition dated Salem, Nov. 23, 1781, signed by Samuel Grant, in behalf
of George Williams, of Salem, asking that said Waters be commissioned as
commander of the brigantine " Comet " (privateer) ; advised in Council Nov.
28, 1781, that a commission be issued.

Waters, Samuel, Jr. Private, Capt. Abijah Burbank's co.. Col. Jonathan Hol-
man's regt. ; service, 41 days ; company marched from Sutton to Providence,
R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm.

Waters, Scipio, Boston. Matross, Capt. Jonathan W. Edes's (4th) co. , Col. Craf ts's
(Artillery) regt. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to May 8, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days. [See
Scipio.]

Waters, Simeon, Sutton. Private, Capt. Andrew Eliot's co.. Col. Leamard's regt.,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 8 days ; reported en-
listed into the army; also, Capt. Isaac Bolster's co.. Col. Ebenezer Learned's
regt.; company return dated Roxburj% Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for money in
lieu of bounty coat dated Camp at Roxbury, Dec. 26, 1775.

Waters, Stephen. Receipt given to Daniel Hopkins, dated Salem, Sept. 25, 1775,
signed by said Waters and others belonging to Capt. Benjamin Ward, Jr.'s
CO., for advance pay for 1 month ; also, Private, Capt. Benjamin Ward, Jr.'s
CO. ; enlisted July 11, 1775 ; service, 6 mos. 5 days ; company stationed at Salem
for defence of seacoast.

Waters, Stephen. Private, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co., Col. Jonathan
Holman's regt."; service, 16 days; comiiany marched from Sutton to Provi-
dence, R. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm.



698 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"SVaters, Stekling. Corporal, Lieut. Daniel Brown's co., Col. Benjamin Sinionds's
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 17, 1780;
service, 5 days, on an alarm. Roll dated Hancock.

"Waters, Tho. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suf-
folk Co., dated Boston, Feb. KJ, 1777 ; Capt. Pettingill's co.. Col. Wesson's regt. ;
reported received State bounty.

Waters, "William, Abington. Private, Capt. William Reed'sco., Col. John Bailey's
regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 1
■week 1 day ; also, Capt. William Heed's co., Gen. John Thomas's regt. ; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 5 days ;
also, company return dated Camp at lioxbury, Oct. 6, 1775 ; reported discharged
Aug. 14, 1775, and place taken by John Puffer.

Waters, William, Boston (also given Salem) . List of men mustered by Thomas
Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Gates's co., Col. Bigelow's
regt. ; mustered Sept. 4, 1777 ; term, 3 years ; also. Private, Capt. Peirce's co.,
Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Aug. 20, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, Capt. William Gates's co.. Col. Bigelow's
regt. ; return dated Feb. 4, 1778 ; residence, Boston ; enlisted for town of Worces-
ter; mustered by Worcester Co. Muster Master; also, pay roll of a company
commanded by Lieut. Daniel Grout, Col. Bigelow's regt., for Feb., 1779, sworn
to at Providence; also, (late) Capt. Gates's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; muster
roll for IMarch and April, 1779, dated Providence ; also, Capt. John Peirce's co..
Col. Bigelow's (loth) regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-June, 1780, dated Robinson's
Farm; enlisted Aug. 23, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years; reported transferred to 13th
Mass. regt. April 15, 1780; also, Capt. Allen's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 15, 1780, to Dec. 31,
1780; also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 29, 1781; Capt. Ebenezer
Smith's CO., 6th Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Smith; i-ank. Private;
age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, black ; eyes, black ;
residence, Salem ; enlisted Jan. -, 1780, by Capt. Allen ; eulLstment, during
war; also, Private, Capt. Peter Clayes's (Light Infantry) co., commanded by
Capt. John K. Smith prior to May 1, 1781, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (fith)
regt. ; retiirns for wages for the years 1781 and 1782 ; wages allowed said Waters
for Jan., 1781-Jime, 1782, 18 mos. ; reported transferred to Capt. Chambers's
CO. July 1, 1782; also, Capt. Matthew Chambers's co., Lieut. Col. Smith's
regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said AVaters from
July 1, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 6 mos. ; also, Capt. Benjamin Pike's co., com-
manded by Capt. Samuel Frost subsequent to Oct., 1782, Lieut. Col. Calvin
Smith's (6th) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782; no wages allowed .said
Waters ; reported received from 6th co.

Waters, Zebulon, Stoughton. Private, Capt. Peter Talbot's co., Col. Lemuel
Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
6 days.

Wateson, Jesse. Descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve in the
Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth
Washburn, Superintendent ; Capt. Newell'sco., Col. Rice's regt. ; age, 21 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; occupation, farmer; engaged for town
of Brookfield; engaged Jan. 20, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Watharby, Shadrach. Private, Capt. Joseph Livermore's co. ; muster roll dated
Rutland, Aug. 2, 1779; enlistment, 3 months, to expire Sept. 30, 1779; also,
same co. ; joined July 7, 1779 ; discharged Oct. 2, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 26 days ;
company served as guards at Rutland Barracks ; roll dated Spencer.

Watherbe, Thomas. Capt. Oliver Pond's co.. Col. Joseph Read's regt. ; order for
money in lieu of bounty coat dated Roxburj' Camp, Dec. 27, 1775.



m TILE W.UI OF THE REVOLUTION. 099

"Watherbee, Joseph. Private, Capt. Hezekiah ^Yllitney's co., Col. Josiah Whit-
ney's regt. ; entered service July 22, 1777 ; service, 2 days ; company marched
on an alarm at Rhode Island.

Watherbee, Timothy. Private, Capt. Simon Hunt's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt.; enlisted Nov. 10, 1777; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 2 nios. 23 days, at Cam-
bridge ; company detached from militia.

"Wathekbv, Simon. Capt. Malcolm Henry's co., Col. Putnam's (9th) regt. ; order
for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Koxbury Camp, Dec. 23, 1775.

TVathrell, JONATH.A.N, New Braintree. Corporal, Capt. John Grainger's co. of
Minute-men, Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of
April 19, 1775; service, 1 week.

Wathson, Jesse. Private, Capt. Elnathan Haskell's co.. Col. William Shepard's
(4th) regt.; muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts; enlisted Jan. 23,
1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported sick at Philadelphia.

Watkens, Gilbert. Private, (late) Capt. Asa Coburn's co. commanded by Lieut.
Levi Parker, Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; muster roll for Oct. and
Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts; enlisted May 6, 1781; enlistment, 3 years;
reported on command at the " Clove."

Watkens, Oliver. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Partridgefield
(Peru) for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched from home
July 6, 1780 ; discharged Jan. 8, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 8 days, including travel
(130 miles) home.

Watkin, David, Charlemont. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 5th co., 5th Hampshire Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Samuel Taylor;
residence, Charlemont ; engaged for town of Charlemont ; joined Capt. 3Iax-
well's CO., Col. Baley's regt. ; term, 3 years; a similar list is attested by Col.
David Field ; also, Private, 1st co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Continental Army
pay accomits for service from June 5, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, Capt. Hugh
Maxwell's (1st) co.. Col. Bailey's regt. ; return dated Camp near Valley
Forge, Jan. 2-4, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for July, 1779,
dated West Point ; enlisted June 5, 1777 ; reported joined from light infantiy
CO. July 1, 1779 ; also, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Bailey's (2d) regt. ; Continental
Army pay accoiuits for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to June 5, 1780.

Watkin, Seth. Corporal, Capt. Daniel Lothrop's co., Col. Thomas Crafts's
(Artillery) regt. ; enlisted May 18, 177G ; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 67 [ ? ] days.

Watkings, Zaccheus, Partridgefield (Peru). Private, Capt. Luke Day's co.. Col.
John Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accoimts for service from Feb. 1,
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Partridgefield ; credited to town of Deerfield ;
also, Capt. Day's co.. Col. Ichabod Aldeii's regt. ; return dated Jan. 11, 1777 ;
mustered by Ruggles Woodbridge, Muster Master for Hampshire Co., and by
a Continental Muster Master; also, Capt. Day's co., (late) Col. Alden's regt.;
return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not
been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc., certified at Cherry Valley,
Feb. 24, 1779; also, Capt. Day's co., 6th Mass. regt. formerly commanded by
Col. Alden; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Cherry Valley and
sworn to in Quarters at Fort Alden ; enlisted Feb. 1, 1777 ; enlistment. 3 years.

Watkins, . [This name also appears under the form of Wadkins, Wadkn,

Walkins, Watkens, Watkin, Watkings, Wodkins, Wotkins.]

Watkins, Andrew, Holliston. Corporal, Capt. Staples Chamberlin's (Holliston)
CO. of militia. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt., which marched in response to the
alann of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 4 days ; reported returned home.



700 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

AY ATKINS, Andrew. Private; pay roll of part of Capt. Jonathan Thayer's co., Col.
Barns's regt., which marched to Stillwater Oct. 14, 1781, on an alarm ; entered
service Oct. 14, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 24, 1781 ; service, 10 days. Roll dated
Partridgefield.

"NVatkins, Benjamin. Private, Capt. James Gregg's co., Col. Goose Van Schaick's
(1st New York) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated "West Point.

"NY ATKINS, Edmund. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
regt. ; entered service Aug. 22, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service on
expedition to Bennington.

"VY ATKINS, Elijah. Account dated Westfield, Sept. 4, 1781, rendered hy the Select-
men, of bounties paid said Watkins and others to serve in the Continental
Army for tlie term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; also, descrip-
tive list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Noah
Goodman, Superintendent ; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; comi)lexion, dark ;
occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Westfield; engaged March 23, 1781;
term, 3 years.

"SYatkins, George, Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Crafts's troop, Col.
Leanied's regt., which marched April 20, 177.5, in response to the alanii of April
I'J, 1775 ; service, 1 week 6 days.

Watkins, Gilbert, Partridgefield (Pervi). Receipt dated Berkshire Co., June 6,
1781, sigi^ed by YP'illiam Walker, Superintendent, stating that he had received
said Watkins and others to serve iu the Continental Army for the term of
3 years to the credit of the town of Partridgefield ; alw, descriptive list dated
Lenox, Aug. 20, 1781, of men raised in Berkshire Co., agreeable to resolve of
Dec. 2, 1780, and delivered to William Walker, Sui)erin ten dent for said county ;
Capt. Fletcher's co., Col. Simonds's regt.; age, 10 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.;
complexion, dark; hair, black; occupation, laborer ; residence, Partridgefield ;
engaged for town of Partridgefield ; term, 3 years ; reported receipted for by
Capt. Smith; also, Private, Capt. Asa Coburn's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's
(7tli) regt.; muster rolls for Jime-Sept., 1781; enlisted May 0, 1781; enlist-
ment, 3 years; o?so, 8tli CO., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt.; muster roll for Dec,

1781, certified at York Hutts ; also, descriptive li.st dated Feb. 20, 1782 ; Capt.
Felt's CO., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt.; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; com-
plexion, dark; hau", dark; occupation, laborer ; birtliplace, Natick ; residence,
Partridgefield; enlisted May 6, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; «/.so, Private, Capt.
Jonathan Felt's co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. and Feb.,

1782, dated York Hutts; also, descriptive list of men in Continental service;
Capt. Turner's co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; statiu-e, 5 ft. 8 in. ;
complexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, farmer; residence, Partridgefield;
engaged for town of Partridgefield; engaged May 6, 1781; term, 3 years; also,
2d CO.; entry dated Dec. 25, 1783, of an order for wages for May-Dec. [year
not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on account of wages, etc.

Watkins, James, Partridgefield (Peru). Private, Capt. William Watkins's co.,
Col. Benjamin Simonds's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; muster roll
dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776; enlistment to expire
March 15, 1777; reported enlisted into the Continental Army Jan. 11, 1777, by
Capt. Watkins, of Col. Brewer's regt. ; also, return of men raised to serve in
the Continental Army from Capt. William Fletcher's (Partridgefield) co. ;
residence, Partridgefield ; engaged for town of Partridgefield ; joined Capt.
Watkins's co.. Col. Brewer's regt. ; term, during war; also, list of men mus-
tered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by Truman Wlicler, Miister
Ma.ster for Berkshire Co. ; Capt. Watkins's co. ; reported received State
bounty.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 701

"Watkins, Jamks. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's
regt. ; entered service Aug. 22, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service on ex-
pedition to Bennington.

Watkins, Joel. Private, Capt. Willi;ini Fletcher's co., Col. Simonds's regt. ; en-
listed Oct. 13, 1780; service, 6 days; company marched to Pawlet Oct. 13,
1780.

Watkins, Joel. Private, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co., Col. Asa Bams's (Berkshire
Co.) regt.; entered service Oct. 28, 1781; service, 10 days; company marched
by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward.

Watkins, John. Corporal, Capt. Nathan Watkins's co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's
regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted Jan.
1, 1776 ; reported sick in general hospital.

Watkins, John. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
regt. ; entered .service Aug. 22, 1777; discharged Aug. 29, 1777; service on ex-
pedition to Bennington.

Watkins, John. Boy, State brig " Hazard," commanded by Capt. John Foster
Williams ; engaged July 2, 1778 ; discharged Oct. 14, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 14
days.

Watkins, John. Seaman, frigate " Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker ;
engaged Dec. 17, 1778. Roll made up for advance pay for 1 mouth.

Watkins, Joseph. Private, Capt. Peter Porter's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.;
pay abstract for mileage, etc., dated Dec. 1, 1776 ; mileage for 80 miles allowed
said Watkins.

Watkins, Joseph. Corporal, Capt. Zebulon Norten's co., Maj. Caleb Hyde's de-
tachment of Berkshire Co. militia ; entered service July 11, 1777 ; discharged
July 27, 1777 ; service, 16 days, at the Northward. Roll dated Equivalent.

Watkins, Joseph. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co.. Col. Asa Barns's (Berk-
shire Co.) regt.; entered service Oct. 28, 1781; service, 10 days; company
marched by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward.

Watkins, Mark, Partridgefield (Peru). Private, Capt. Nathan Watkins's co.. Col,
Edmund Phinney's regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8.
1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776; reported sick in barracks; also, Private, Capt. A.
Williams's co., Col. Ebenezer Si^rout's regt. ; Continental Army jjay accounts
for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Oct. 1, 1777; reported taken prisoner July 7,
1777; also, Capt. Nathan Watkms's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.; return
made agreeable to order of Council of Dec. 26, 1777 ; residence, Partridgefield ;



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