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enlisted for town of Partridgefield ; mustered by State Muster Master; term,
3 years; reported taken prisoner July 7 [year not given], and as not having
joined.

Watkins, Mark. Private, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co.. Col. Asa Barns's (Berkshire
Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. 28, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 7, 1781 ; service,
10 days; company marched by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the
Northward.

Watkins, Martin. Private, Lieut. Col. W. Washmgton's (3d) regt. of light
dragoons; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to
Dec. 13, 1779; also, account rendered against the United States for amounts
paid by the Commonwealth to Maj. Caleb Gibbs and men in Col. Washing-
ton's guards and others, as exhibited by Committee on Claims in behalf of
Massachusetts against the United States Sept. 21, 1787.

Watkins, Micah (also given Michael), Belchertown. Return of men raised to
serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co.. Col. R.



702 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Watkins, Micah (also given Michael) , continued.

Woodbride's ("Woodbridge's) 4th Hampshire Co. regt., dated Belchertown,
March 2, 1778; residence, Belchertown; engaged for town of Belchertown;
term, 3 years.

"NVatkins, Micah, Ilopkinton. List of men rai.scd to sei-ve m the Continental Army
[year not given] ; residence, Hopkiuton; engaged for town of Hopkinton.

Watkixs, Micah (also given Micilvel), Partridgefiekl (Peru), also given New
Providence. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
Capt. "William Fletcher's (Partrid>;elield) co. ; residence, Partridgefield ; en-
gaged for town of Partridgefield ; joined Capt. Watkins's co., Col. Brewer's
regt.; tei'm, 3 years; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Cajrt. Shubael Wilhnarth's (New Providence) co. ; residence, New
Providence ; engaged for town of New Providence ; joined Capt. Watkins's
CO., Col. Brewer's regt.; term, 3 j'ears; also, list of men mustered between
Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by Truman Wheler, Muster Master for Berk-
shire Co. ; Capt. Watkins's co. ; reported received State bounty ; also. Private,
Capt. A. Williams's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Aug. 11, 1777; reported discharged
Aug. 11, 1777; also, Capt. Nathan Watkins's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ;
return made by order of Council of Dec. 26, 1777; mustered by State Muster
Master; reported discharged Aug. 13, 1777.

Watkins, Micah (also given Michael) , Windsor. Account .sworn to at Windsor,
Jan. 12, 1782, rendered by the Selectmen, of bounties paid said Watkins and
others to serve in the Continental Army for the term of .'5 years, agreeable to
resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; also, 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, Superintendent for said county; Capt. Clark's co., Col.
Simonds's regt.; age, 33 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, light; hair,
brown; occupation, laborer; residence, Windsor; engaged for town of Wind-
sor; term, 3 years; reported receipted for by Capt. Smith.

Watkins, ^Michael, Williamstown (also given New Providence) . Capt. Samuel
Sloan's CO., Col. John Patterson's (26th) regt.; order for advance pay signed
by said Watkins and others, dated Camp at Charlestown, July 3, 1775; also.
Private, same CO. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5,
1775 ; service, 3 mos. 4 days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also,
order for bounty coat dated Charlestown Camp, Fort No. 3, Oct. 27, 1775.

Watkins, Moses, Hopkinton. Private, Capt. John Homes's (Hopkinton) co. of
militia. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775, to Poxbury ; service, 12 days ; also, list of men returned as serving on
picket guard under Maj. Baldwin, dated May 23, 1775 ; reported detailed under
Capt. Jonas Hubbard; also, Capt. James Mellen's co.. Col. Jonathan Ward's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos.
13 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].

Watkins, Nathan, Partridgefield (Peru). Captain of a company of Minute-men,
which marched April 22, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 14 days; also. Captain; general return of Col. John Paterson's regt.,
showing field and company ofiicers ; ordered in Provincial Congress May 27,
1775, that commissions be delivered said officers; also, list of men probably
returned as serving on main guard under Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin at Prospect
Hill, dated July 3, 1775 ; also, Captain, Col. Paterson's regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 5, 1775; service, 3 mos. 3 days; also, company
return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also. Captain, 6th co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's
regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776 ; engaged Jan.



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Watkins, Nathan, continued.

1,1776; reported sick in barracks; also reported re-engaged Nov. 13, 1776, in
Col. Brewer's regt. ; also. Captain, Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Sept. 8, 1778; reported a
supernunierarj' officer ; also reported deranged Sept. 8, 1778 ; also, Captaiji, Col.
Samuel Brewer's regt.; return made by order of Council of Dec. 26, 1777;
reported taken prisoner July 7, 1777 ; also reported as having gone home in
Sept., 1777, on parole and as not having returned; also, list of officers taken
prisoners by Lieut. Gen. Burgoj-ne to be exchanged for British officers taken
prisoners by Maj. Gen. Gates, dated Albany, Oct. 24, 1777 ; said "Catkins, Cap-
tain, to be exchanged for Capt. Blomfield (also given Capt. Broomfield), of
the Royal Artillery; also, order dated Camp near Valley Forge, April 9, 1778,
signed by said Watkins, Captain, and others, officers of Col. Brewer's regt., for
clothing to be delivered to Lieut. Col. Littlefield ; also. Private, Capt. William
Fletcheris CO., Col. Simonds's regt.; entered service Oct. 13, 1780; service, 6
days; company marched to Pawlet Oct. 13, 1780 [roll torn but name is appar-
ently preceded by the designation " Capt. ;" the record appears under name of
Nathan Walker on a duplicate roll].

Watkins, Oliver. Private, Capt. Andrew Lusk's co.. Col. John Brown's regt.;
entered service Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 13, 1777; service, 23 days, with
Northern army. Roll sworn to in Berkshire Co.

Watkins, Phineas. 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 ; re-
ported on command as carpenter ; also, Capt. William Fletcher's co., Col. Ben-
jamin Simonds's regt.; entered service Aug. 22, 1777; discharged Aug. 29,
1777 ; service on expedition to Bennington ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted
Oct. 13, 1780; service, 6 days; company marched to Pawlet Oct. 13, 1780.

Watkins, Samuel. List of men belonging to Capt. Gershom Nelson's co., dated
July 19, 1776.

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

Watkins, Samuel. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co.. Col. Simonds's regt. ;
enlisted Oct. 13, 1780 ; service, 6 days ; company marched to Pawlet Oct. 13,
1780.

Watkins, Saiiuel. Private ; pay roll of part of Capt. Jonathan Thayer's co.. Col.
Bams'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.

Watkins, Seth, Easton. Return of Capt. Ezra Badlam's co. of the train of artil-
lery, dated Roxbury Camp, June 23, 1775; enlisted June 7, 1775; reported
joined from Capt. Liscomb's co.. Col. Walker's regt. ; also, Matross, Capt. Ezra
Badlam's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug.
1, 1775; enlisted June 7, 1775; service, 1 mo. 26 days; also, company return
dated Sewall's Point, Oct. 8, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat dated Camp
Sewall's Point, Nov. 21, 1775; also. Corporal, Capt. Daniel Lothrop's (7th)
CO., Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; abstract for advance pay, mileage,
etc., dated Boston, Jime 8, 1776; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Aug.
1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos. ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Nov. 1,
1776, to Feb. 1, 1777, 3 mos. ; reported as serving 1 mo. in Colony service, 2 mos.
in Continental service ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to
date of discharge. May 7, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days.



704 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

AV ATKINS, Seth, Stoughton. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master
for Plyuioutli Co., to serve at Rhode Island; Capt. Cole's cc. Col. Jacobs's
regt. ; mu.stered April 1, 1778; enlisted by Capt. Cole; also, Private, Capt.
Joseph Cole's to., Col. John Jacobs's rej^t. ; enlisted Jan. 15, 1778; service, 11
mos. 19 days, at Rhode Island ; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

"W ATKINS, Seth. Return of men mustered for Col. Robinson's regt. by James
Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co., to serve in the New England states
imtil Jan. 1, 1778, dated July 2(5, 1777; Capt. Cole's co. ; enlisted by Capt.
Cole; also, Capt. Joseph Cole's co.. Col. Robinson's regt.; enlisted July 6,
1777 ; service, 5 mos. 2.5 days, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to in Plymouth Co. ;
also. Quartermaster Sergeant, Col. John Robinson's regt. ; muster roll of field
and staff officers, dated North Kingston, Dec. 18, 1777; commissioned July 6,
1777 ; term to expire Jan. 1, 1778.

Watkins, Seth. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co., Col. Sinionds's regt. ; en-
listed Oct. 13, 1780; service, 6 days; company marched to Paw let Oct. 13,

1780.

Watkins, Seth. Private, Lieut. Ei)hraim Bowman's detachment from Capt.
Andrew Lusk's co.. Col. Asa Barns's regt. ; entered service Oct. 14, 1781 ; dis-
charged Oct. 22, 1781; service, 8 days; detachment marched to join army at
Saratoga by order of Gen. Fellows on the alarm at the Northward of Oct. 14,
1781.

Watkins, Thomas, Marblehead. List of deserters from Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th)
regt., dated Camp Ten Eyck, Aug. 27, 1780; INIajor's CO.; rank. Private; resi-
dence, Marblehead ; deserted April 6, 1777.

Watkins, Thomas, New Providence. Return of men raised to serve in the Conti-
nental Army from Capt. Shubael Willmarth's (New Providence) co. [year not
given] ; residence. New Providence ; engaged for town of New Providence.

Watkins, Thomas. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Muster Master for
York Co., dated Wells, April 17, 1777; term, 3 years or during war; said Wat-
kms reported as having passed muster as a member of Capt. Jabez Lane's co.
and one of the quota for Boxford, but afterward proved to be a deserter from
the Continental frigate commanded by Capt. Thomson.

Watkins, William, Partridgefield (Peru) . 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Nathan Wat-
kins's CO. of Minute-men, which marched April 22, 1775, in response to the
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 14 days; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Watkins's
CO., Col. John Paterson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; engaged May
5, 1775; service, 3 mos. 3 days; also, receipt for boimty coat dated Nov. 13,
1775; also. Captain, 16th (Partridgelicld) co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's (2d
Berkshire Co.) regt. of Ma.ss. militia; list of officers chosen by the several com-
panies in said regiment ; ordered in Council May 4, 177(), that said officers be
commissioned ; reported commissioned May 3 [ ? ], 1776 ; commissions reported
dated June 1, 1776; also. Captain, 7th co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's detach-
ment of Berkshire Co. militia ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned
officers, dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777; entered service Dec. 16,
1776; term to expire March 15, 1777; also, Captain, Col. Benjamin Simonds's
detachment; return dated Sheffield, May 1, 1777, signed by Brig. Gen. John
Fellows, of a detachment from .said Fellows's (Berkshire Co.) brigade to rein-
force the Continental Army, agreeable to order of General Court, and which
inarched the beginning of Jan. [1777].

Watkins, William. 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.



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^YATKI^вАҐs, William. List of men mustered to serve in tlie Continental Army by
James Leonard, Muster Master for Bristol Co., dated Taunton, April 9, 1778;
Col. "William Lee's regt. ; term, 3 years.

"Watkins, William. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co., Col. Simonds's regt. :
enlisted Oct. 13, 1780; service, 6 days; company marched to Paw let Oct. 13,
1780. [Sec William Atkins.]

Watkixs, William. Receipt dated Holliston, June 9, 1781, for bounties paid said
Watkius and others by a committee of the town of Holliston to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Watkins, William. 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; age, 27 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; com-
plexion, light; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Uxbridge; engaged
June 15, 1781 ; term, U months.

Watkins, Zaccheus, Deerfield, also given Partridgefield (Peru) . List of men rai.sed
by the town of Deerfield to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by
Capt. Nathan Frary, sworn to in Hampshire Co., April 5, 1779; residence,
Deei-field ; engaged for town of Deerfield ; joined Capt. Flower's co.. Col.
Graton's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, return of men raised to serve in the Conti-
nental Army from Capt. William Fletcher's (Partridgefield) co. [year not
given] ; residence, Partridgefield; joined Capt. Day's co.. Col. Alden's regt. ;
term, 3 years ; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 5th Hampshire Co. regt., as attested by Col. David Field [year not
given]; engaged for town of Deerfield; joined Capt. Day's co.. Col. Oldin'.s
regt. ; term, 3 years.

Watkins, Zachariah, Bridgewater. Sergeant, Capt. Josiah Hayden's co.. Col.
Bailey's regt. of Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April
19, 1775; engaged April 19, 1775; service, 1 week 5 days; also, Capt. Josiah
Hayden's co.. Gen. John Thomas's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
engaged May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also. Sergeant Major,
same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Sept. and Oct., 1775, dated Camp at Rox-
bury; reported sick and absent; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's
CO., Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; service from Sept. 28, 1777, to Oct. 31,
1777, 35 days, at Rhode Island on a secret expedition ; also, 1st Lieutenant,
Capt. David Packard's (10th) co.. Col. Mitchell's (3d PljTiiouth Co.) regt. of
Mass. militia : list of officers ; commissioned April 14, 1778 ; also, Lieutenant,
in command of a company. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ; engaged May 10, 1778 :
service to Feb. 14, 1779, 9 mos. 4 days, at North river ; regiment raised for 8
months from time of arrival at Peekskill.

Watkins, Zacharlah. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co.. Col. Simonds's regt. ;
enlisted Oct. 13, 1780; service, 6 days ; company marched to Pawlet Oct. 13,
1780.

Watley, William. Receipt dated June 0, 1783, signed by Eleanor Raymond,
mother of said Watley, for wages due him for service to May 10, 1783, on board
the frigate "Hague," commanded by Capt. John Manley. [See William
Whatley.]

Watriss, Sylvanus. Private, Capt. Elihu Lyman's co., Col. Elisha Porter's
(Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 25, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 13 days, at New London, Conn., including 6 days (117 miles) travel
home.

Watrous, . [This name also appears imder the form of Wartriss, Watriss,

Wattrous.]



706 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Watrous, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Job Alvord's co., Col. S. Murray's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 9, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, includ-
ing 7 day.s (140 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Hampshire Co. to re-
inforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Wats, David. General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Sept. 7, 1770,
taken from Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Orderly Hook; said Wats, Ensign, Col.
Phinnie's regt., promoted to 2d Lieutenant, ui room of Lieut. McClarun
(McClallen), promoted.

Wats, Jesse, Beverly. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Win.ship's co.. Col. John Nixon's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 3, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 6
days.

Wats, Nathaniel, Woburn. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 3 days.

Wats, Will, Woburn. Private, Capt. Jonathan Fox's co., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge ; service, 2 days.

Watson, . [This name also ai)pears under the form of Wadson, Walson, Wasan,

Wateson, Wathson, Wattson, Wotson.]

Watson, . Commissary ; list of officers of Mass. militia commissioned in Plym-
outh Co. ; commissioned Jan. 3, 1778 ; reported stationed at the Gurnet.

Watson, Aaron, Great Barrington. Private, Capt. Peter Ingersoll's co.. Col. David
Brewer's (9th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 25, 1775;
service, 2 mos., 1 week, 4 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ;
also, order for bounty coat dated Nov. 18, 1775.

Watson, Abraham. Surgeon, Col. Thomas Gardner's regt. ; list of surgeons and
surgeons' mates examined and approved by a committee of Congress, at Water-
town, July 5, 1775.

Watson, Abraham. Captain, Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, same regt. ;
return of officers for clothing; receipt for said clothing, dated Boston, May 4,
1778; also, order on the Board of War, dated Camp Peekskill, Nov. 29, 1778,
signed by Col. Greaton, for clothing for officers in his regiment ; also, certificate
dated Boston, Feb. 20, 1779, signed by Col. J. Greaton, certifying that said
Watson, Captain, and Ensign John Smith belonged to his regiment and were
in camp before Aug. 15, 1777, and had not been absent subsequently except on
furlough ; also. Captain, 3d Mass. regt. ; list of settlements of rank of Conti-
nental officers, dated West Point, made by a Board held for the purpose and
confirmed by Congress Sept. 6, 1779; commissioned Jan. 1, 1777; also. Cap-
tain, Col. Greaton's regt.; return of officers, dated Boston, Jan. 26, 1780;
also, same regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-June, 1780 ; reported a prisoner of war ;
also. Captain, 3d co., Col. Greaton's regt. ; muster rolls of field, staff, and com-
missioned officers for Aug., Sept., and Oct., 1780; reported a prisoner of war
Feb. 3, 1780 ; also, return of officers belonging to (late) 3d Mass. regt. com-
manded by Col. John Greaton who were to continue in service, dated Boston,
Jan. 19, 1781 ; also. Col. Greaton's regt. ; muster roll for Jan., 1781 ; dated
West Point; reported joined from imprisonment; also reported on furlough
from Jan. 1, 1781; also, muster roll for Feb. and March, 1781, dated West
Point; reported on furlough; furlough to expire April 1, 1781; also, muster
rolls for April and May, 1781, dated West Point; also, muster roll for July,
1781, sworn to at Camp near Dobbs's Ferry; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781,
dated Peekskill; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Continental Village;
aZso, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated Highlands; reported on fur-
lough at Boston ; also, muster roll for Dec, 1781, dated New Boston ; reported



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 707

Watson, Abraham, continued.

on fiirlougli at Boston ; also, muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated Hutts New Boston ;
reported ou furlough at Boston ; also, muster roll for March, 1782, dated April
23, 1782 ; reported resigned April 12, 1782.

Watson, Alexander, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Joseph Cole's co.. Col. John
Jacobs's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 17, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 18 daj-s, at Rhode Island ;
enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; also, list of 6 months men raised agreeable
to resolve of Jime 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Super-
intendent for Middlesex 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 re.solve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of
Justin Ely, Commis-sioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July
V.i, 1780 ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, fresh ; engaged for town
of Marlborough; marched,to camp July 13, 1780, under command of Capt.
Thomas Pritchard ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of
Marlborough for service m the Continental Army during 1780; marched to
camp July 9, 1780; discharged Jan. 13, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 16 days, including
travel (200 miles) home.

Watson, Alexander. Corporal, Capt. Isaac Martin's co.. Col. Joseph (Josiah)
Whitney's regt. ; service from May 4, 1777, to July 4, 1777, 2 mos. 8 days, under
Maj. Gen. Spencer at Piliode Island, including travel (115 miles) from home
to place of destination and from place of discharge home.

Watson, Alexander. Private, Capt. Asa Bice's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. :
marched July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 10 days, in-
cluding 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; company ordered to march to Man-
chester on an alarm and was discharged at Bennington. Roll dated Shrewsbury.

Watson, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Loring Lincoln's co., which marched under
command of Lieut. Col. Flagg on the alarm at Bennington in 1777 ; service,
5 days ; company probably belonged to Leicester.

Watson, Colman, Gorham. Capt. Samuel Whitmore's co.. Col. Reuben Fogg's
regt.; copy of a pay abstract for mileage [year not given]; mUeage for 392
miles allowed said Watson.

Watson, Daniel. List dated Cambridge, July 8, 1776, of men who served or hired
men to serve in the Continental Army in Northern department ; said Watson
with William How reported as having hii-ed John Welch : also, list dated
Cambridge, July-, 1776, of men who served on the expedition to Canada ; said
Watson with William How credited with 1 turn of service.

Watson, Daniel. Private, Capt. Asa Danforth's co. of volimteers. Col. Convers's
regt. ; service, 10 days ; company marched from Brookfield Sept. 23, 1777, to
join army under Gen. Gates at the Northward.

Watson, Daniel (also given Daniel, Jr.) . List of 6 months men raised agreeable
to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Jo.seph Hosmer, Super-
intendent for :Middlesex 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, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 2(>,
1780; age, 19 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, ruddy: engaged for town
of Cambridge ; marched to camp July 26, 1780, imder command of Capt. Fox ;
also, pay roll for 6 montlis men raised by the town of Cambridge for .service in
the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 1, 1780; discharged Jan. 3^
1781 ; .service, 6 mos. 3 days, including travel (10 days) home; reported as be-
longing to the artillery.



708 IMASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Watson, Daniel. Private, Capt. John Keed's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 28, 1781; discharged Dec. 1, 1781; .service, 3 mos. 4 days, in de-
fence of seacoast ; enlistment to expire Dec. 1, 1781 ; regiment raised for defence
of eastern Massachusetts ; also, company receipt for equipments, given to Capt.
John Reed, dated Falmouth, Dec. 1, 1781.

"Watson, David, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Jonathan Barns's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Jonathan "Warner's regt., whicli marched on tlie alarm of April li), 1775;
left place of rendezvous May 1, 1775; service, 16 days; also, Sergeant, Capt.
"William Todd's co., Col. Thomas Crafts's regt. ; return for advance pay for
1 month, mileage, etc., sworn to in Suffolk Co., Dec. 16, 1776; mileage for 68
miles allowed said "Watson; regiment stationed at Boston.

"Watson, David. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Gregg's co., Col. James Cargill's regt.;
engaged Aug. 25, 1775; discharged Dec. 31, 1775; service, 4 mos., 2 weeks,
3 days; company raised in St. Georges, AValdoborough, and Camden, Lincoln
Co., and stationed there for defence of seacoast.



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