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"Watson, David. Gunner, schooner "Diligent," commanded by Capt. John Lam-
bert; engaged April 8, 1776; discharged Oct. 6, 1776; service, 5 mos. 28 days.

"Watson, David. Private, Capt. "William Tupper's (6th) co. (train band and alarm
CO. of Middleborough) , Col. Sproutt'sregt. ; service, 11 days ; company marched
to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776.

"Watson, David. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Maj. Stevens's (Artillery) battalion;
reported received State bounty; also, Matross, Capt. Donnell's co., Col. John
Crane's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 3, 1777,
to July 6, 1777; reported taken prisoner July 6, 1777.

"Watson, David. Private, Capt. Thomas Starret's detachment from Col. Mason
"Wheaton's regt. ; service from June 28, 1779, to July 5, 1779, 8 days, at Cam-
den, Eastern department; also, Lieut. Alexander Kelloch's co. ; service, 3
mos.; company detached from Col. "Wheaton's and Col. Jones's regts. by order
of Brig. Gen. Cushing to protect eastern pai-t of Lincoln Co. and stationed at
Camden and St. Georges from Nov. 13, 1779, to Feb. 13, 1780.

"Watson, Ebenezer, Maiden. List of men raised for the 6 mouths service and re-
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780.

"Watson, Edmund, Middleborough. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Mus-
ter Master for Plymouth Co., to serve in the New England states until Jan.
1, 1779; Capt. "William Tupper's CO.; residence, Middleborough; engaged for
town of Middleborough.

"Watson, Eli. Private, Capt. Timothy Paige's co., Col. John Rand's regt. ; enlisted
July 5, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days, at "West Point,
including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll
sworn to in "Worcester Co.

"Watson, Eliphalet, Gorham. Capt. Richard Mayberry's co., Col. Francis's
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home to Dorchester Heights, sworn to
Aug. 20, 1776 ; mileage for 142 miles allowed said "Watson ; also. Private, same
CO. and regt. ; pay ab.stract for rations and travel allowance from Dorchester
Heights home ; .said "Watson credited with allowance for 7 days (143 miles)
travel; warrant allowed in Coimcil Nov. 29, 1776; also, Capt. Adam Martin's
CO., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted Sept. 30, 1779; discharged Dec. 17,
1779 ; service, 2 mos. 28 days, at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay
roll for Dec, 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 10 days service at
Rhode Island, travel (200 miles) included.



IX THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 709



"NVatsox, Ezra. Private, Capt. Tliomas Vinson's co., Col. Garrish's (Gerrish's)
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 23, 177!); discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days,
at'xortli river, including 11 days (200 miles) travel home; regiment raised in
Suffolk and Essex counties.

Watson, " Forting." Private, Capt. John S. Dexter's (4th) co.. Col. Christopher
Greene's (1st Rhode Island) battalion; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East
Greenwich ; enlisted Feb. 21, 1778 ; enlistment, during war.

Wat.son, George, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Joel Smith's (4th) co., Col. John
Glover's (21st) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1773; enlisted May 24, 1773;
service, 2 mos. 12 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported
transferred to a privateer.

Watson, George. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Ma.ster for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 2, 1777; Col. Eben Stevens's battalion; re-
ported received State bounty.

Watson, Guy. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's (1st
Rhode Island) battalion; muster roll dated July 6, 1778; enlisted Feb. 19
1778 ; enlistment, during war ; also, same co. and battalion ; muster roll made
up to Sept. 30, 1778 ; also, same co. and battalion ; muster rolls for Oct. and
Nov., 1778, Jan. and Feb., 1779; reported absent with leave for 1 day in Nov.,
1778; also, same co. and battalion; muster roll for March, 1779, dated East
Greenwich; reported absent with leave; also, Capt. Lewis's (2d) co., Col.
Greene's battalion; muster roll for April, 1779, dated East Greenwich; also,
Capt. Lewis's (3d) co.. Col. Greene's battalion; muster rolls for July, Aug.,
and Oct., 1779, dated East Greenwich; reported sick in hospital in Oct., 1779;
also, same co. and battalion ; muster rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated New-
port ; reported sick at Providence.

Watson, Heman, West Stockbridge. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Williams's co. of
Minute-men, Col. Paterson's regt., which marched April 22, 1773, in response
to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Stockbridge and West Stockbridge to
Cambridge ; service, 13 days ; also, Capt. Williams's co.. Col. Paterson's 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 money in lieu of
bounty coat dated Charlestown, Camp No. 3, Dec. 23, 1775.

Watson, Hugh. Boatswain, on board the armed ship "Count D'Estaing," com-
manded by Capt. Elias Smith ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to
at Beverly, Sept. 14, 1780 ; age, 30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, dark ;
nationality, English.

Watson, Isaac, Medford. Private, Capt. Isaac Hall's co.. Col. Thomas Gardner's
regt., which assembled April 19, 1775 ; service, 5 days ; also, Capt. Isaac Hall's
CO. ; service, 4 days ; company marched from Medford by order of Gen. Wash-
ington at the time of taking Dorchester Heights in March, 1776 ; also, account
of money paid by persons to hire men who went to New York in Sept., 1776,
examined and allowed by a committee at Medford; a/so, list dated Medford,
Dec. 9, 1776, of men drafted from town of Medford Dec. 9, 1776, to march to
Cambridge and join Capt. John Walton's co. and go to Noddle's Island;
name of said Watson appears against that of Nathan Tufts; also, Capt. John
Walton's CO. ; enlisted Dec. 9, 1776; discharged Dec. 12, 1776; service, 3 days;
company detached for service at Noddle's Island.

Watson, Is.aac. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable tore-
solve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said
county ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; eyes,
light; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Billerica; engaged April 3,
1781; tenn, 3 years.



710 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Watson, Jack. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co., Col. Christopher Greene's (1st
Rhode Island) battalion; muster roll dated July 6, 1778; enlisted March 5,
1778; enlistment, during war; also, same co. and battalion; muster roll made
up to Sept. 30, 1778; a/50, same co. and battalion; muster rolls for Oct. and
Nov., 1778, Jan. and Feb., 1779; reported on furlough in Oct., 1778; also, same
CO. and battalion ; muster roll for March, 1779, dated East Greenwich ; reported
absent with leave ; also, Capt. Lewis's (2d) co., Col. Greene's battalion ; muster
roll for April, 1779, dated East Greenwich ; also, Capt. Lewis's (3d) co.. Col.
Greene's battalion; muster rolls for July, Aug., and Oct., 1779, dated East
Greenwich ; reported a prisoner of war in July, 1779, a prisoner at Newport in
Aug., 1779; also, same co. and battalion; muster roll for Nov., 1779, dated
Newport.

Watson, James, Salem. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 1st Essex Co. regt., sworn to at Salem by Joseph Sprague, 1st military
officer of said town; residence, Salem; engaged for town of Salem; joined
Capt. King's co., Col. Marshall's regt. ; term, 3 years or during war; also, list
of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated
Boston, March 16, 1777; Capt. Samuel King's co.. Col. Marshall's regt.; re-
ported received State bounty.

Watson, James, Spencer. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Mason's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 37 days; also, Capt. Joel Green's co.. Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 177.5 ; enlisted May 26, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 11 days ;
also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].

Watson, James. Lieutenant, sloop " Enterprise," commanded by Capt. John Prout
Sloan; engaged May 3, 1775; discharged July 1, 1775; service, 2 mos. 3 days.
Roll sworn to at New Haven.

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

Watson, James. Private, Capt. David Prouty's co., Col. Job CushLng's (Worcester
Co.) regt. ; marched July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo.
8 days, including 6 days (112 miles) travel home; company marched by order
of Gen. Worner (Warner) to reinforce Northern army. Roll dated Spencer.

Watson, J.\mes. Private, Capt. Thomas Starret's detachment from Col. Mason
Whealon's regt. ; service from June 28, 1779, to July 5, 1779, 8 days, at Cam-
den, Eastern department.

Watson, James. Private, Capt. Alexander McLellan's co., Col. Jonathan Mitchel's
regt.; entered service July 7, 1779; discharged Sept. 25, 1779; service, 2 mos.
18 days, on Penobscot expedition. Roll dated Gorham.

Watson, Jamks. Receipt dated Cambridge, April 7, 1781, for bounty paid said
Watson by Henry Bowers, on behalf of a class of the town of Cambridge, to
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of
men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned
by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said county; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
7 in.; complexion, light; hair, brown; eyes, blue; occupation, laborer (also
given farmer) ; engaged for town of Cambridge; engaged Feb. 27, 1781; term,
3 years.

Watson, James. Private, 2d co., Col. Gideon Burt's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; en-
tered service June 12, and June 16, 1782 : service, 7 days ; liorse travel allowed
said Watson; company marched to retake Samuel Ely who was rescued from



IN THE W.^ OF THE REVOLUTION. 711

Watsox, James, continued.

Springtield jail June 12, 1782, and to oppose the rioters who assembled at
Northampton June 16, 1782.

"Watson, Jesse. List of men belonging to Capt. Ebenezer Newell's c6. who re-
ceived arms from the Province stoi'e, dated North Kingston, Dec. 15, 1777;
also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co., Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. ; en-
listed July 10, 1777 ; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1778 ; reported sick and absent ;
roll dated Providence; also, same co. and regt.; bounty allowed for service
from 3 months after date of enlistment, July 10, 1777, to Jan. 3, 1778, 2 mos.
24 days, at Rhode Island.

"Watson, Jesse. Fifer, Capt. Newell's co. ; engaged Nov. 3, 1778 ; discharged Nov.
18, 1778; service, 15 days; company detached from Gen. Warner's brigade to
join Col. Gerrish's regt. of guards and escort troops of Saratoga convention
from Rutland to Enfield, Conn.

"Watson, Jesse. Private, Capt. Timothy Paige's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; en-
listed July 20, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos., at West Point,
including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll
sworn to in Worcester Co.

"Watson, Jesse. Private, Capt. Elnathan Haskell's co., Col. William Shepard'a
(4th) regt.; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; enlisted Jan. 23,
1781; enlistment, 3 years; rejjorted on duty at the Lines; also, muster rolls
for June-Sept., 1781; reported on command with Col. Scamell in Sept., 1781;
also, muster rolls for Oct., 1781-Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts; reported sick
at Philadelphia ; also, 4th co. ; entry dated Oct. 27, 1783, of an order for wages
for May-July [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on
account of wages, etc.

Watson, John, Amesbury. Drummer, Capt. John Currier's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Isaac Merriell's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 7 days.

Watson, John, Arundel. Private, Capt. Jesse Dorman's co.. Col. James Scam-
mon's (30th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. ; also, company return [probably Oct., 177.'i], including abstract of
pay to last of July, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Cambridge, Oct. 27, 1775.

Watson, John, Gorham. Sergeant; pay roll of a number of men belonging to
Capt. Wentworth Stuart's co., who marched April 21, 1775, in response to the
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 24 days ; reported enlisted into the army May
15, 1775; also, Capt. Wentworth Stewart's co.. Col. Edmund Phinny's (.31st)
regt. ; billeting allowed from time of engagement to date of marching to head-
quarters, July 12, 1775; credited with 11 weeks 5 days allowance; also, com-
pany return dated Sept. 29, 1775, including abstract of pay from last of July,
1775 ; also, order for money in lieu of boimty coat dated Cambridge, Fort No.
2, Oct. 26, 1775.

Watson, John, Scarl)orough. Private, Capt. Benjamin Larrabee's co. ; marclied
Oct. 28, 1778 ; discharged Nov. 2, 1778 ; service, 6 days, under Col. Jonathan
Mitchel ; company ordered out by Col. Freeman to fortify Falmouth ; also,
Capt. Larrabe's co.. Col. Mitchel's regt.; marched July 9, 1779; discharged
Sept. 12, 1779; service, 2 mos. 3 days, on Penobscot expedition.

Watson, John, Taunton. Private, 4th co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 11, 1778, to Feb. 1, 1779;
residence, Taunton ; credited to town of Taunton ; reported discharged.



712 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

"Watsox, John, Taunton. Descriptive list of men mustered in Bristol Co., by Jaines
Leonard, ^Muster Master, to servo in tlio Continental Army for the term of 9
months from the time of their arrival at Springfield; 3d co., Col. Mitchel's
regt. ; age, 2(5 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light; hair, red ; eyes, blue ;
engaged for town of Taunton ; reiiorted delivered to Capt. L. Bailey ; also, Capt.
Cooper's co. ; entered service July 24, 1779 ; term, 9 months ; also, descriptive
list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of G mouths,
agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Com-
missioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 10, 1780; age, 27
yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Taunton;
arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780; marched to camp July 10, 1780, under
command of Capt. Daniel Shays; also, list of men raised for the (5 months
service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a
return dated Camj) Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, payroll for 6 months men
raised by the town of Taunton for service in the Continental Armj"^ during
1780; marclied to camp July 10, 1780; discharged Nov. 30, 1780; .service, 5
mos., including 10 days (200 miles) travel home; also, Private, Capt. James
Cooper's CO., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's (14tli) regt. ; muster roll for Oct., Nov.,
and Dec, 1780, dated Huts near West Point ; enlisted July 9, 1780; discharged
Dec. 4, 1780; enlistment, 6 months.

Watson, John. Private, Capt. Josiah White's co., Lieut. Col. Benjamin Flagg's
division, Col. Samuel Denny's (Worcester Co.) regt.; marched Aug. 21, 1777;
discharged Aug. 23, 1777; service, 5 days, including 2 days (40 miles) travel
home ; company marched to Hadley on an alarm at tlie Northward. Roll
dated Spencer.

Watson, John. Private, Capt. David Prouty's co., Maj. Asa Baldwin's division.
Col. Samuel Denny's (Worcester Co.) regt. ; marched Sept. 27, 1777 ; discharged
Oct. 18, 1777; service, 1 mo., including 8 days (157 miles) travel home; com-
pany marched to reinforce Northern army. Roll dated Spencer.

Watson, John. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt.
Seth iSIurray's co., Col. Pomeroy's (Hampshire Co.) regt., endorsed "1777; "
engaged for town of Hatfield; joined Capt. Stoddard's co., Col. Vose's regt.
(also given Capt. Ward's co., Col. Wesson's regt.) ; term, 3 years; reported a
transient.

Watson, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Prowell's co., in a regiment commanded by
Lieut. Col. John Parke ; pay roll for Aug., 1778.

Watson, John. Private, Capt. Francis Wilson's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ;
enlisted Oct. 21, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at
Claverack, including 7 days (l.W miles) travel home ; regiment raised to rein-
force Continental Army in the state of New York for 3 months.

Watson, John. Descriptive list of deserters from Col. William Shepard's (4th)
regt. made up from Jan. 1, 1777, to Jmie 1, 1780; Maj. Ball's co. ; age, 23 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light; term, during war ; deserted
June 15, 1777 ; reported as having left regiment at Peekskill ; also reported a
foreigner.

Watson, John. Private, Capt. Stephen Frost's co.,Col. Cyjiriau How's regt.; en-
tered service Aug. 1, 1780, 3 days preceding marcli ; discharged Nov. 1, 1780;
service, 3 mos. 4 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (60 miles) home ; regi-
ment raised for 3 months.

Watson, John. Return of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service, agree-
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Salem; engaged Oct. 4,
1781 ; term, 3 years.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 713

"Watson, John. Serjeant, Capt. Samuel Sloper's (12th) co., Col. David Mo.sley's
(3(.l Hampshire Co.) regt. ; entered service June 12, 1782; discharged June 17,
1782 ; service, 6 days ; company marched to Northampton June 12, 1782, in
support of the government and was allowed horse rations.

"Watson, Jonathan, Plaistow. Capt. Mo.ses McFarland'sco., Col. John Nixon's
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Watson and others, dated Cam-
bridge, June 10, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, company
return dated Camp at "Winter Hill, Sept. 30, 1775 ; also, order for money in
lieuof bounty coat dated Camp Winter Hill, Dec. 20, 1775; also. Private, Capt.
Jeremiah Oilman's (6th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt.; regi-
mental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; also, company receipts for
wages for Sept.-Dec, 1776.

"Watson, Jonathan. Receipt given to Col. Baldwin, dated Jan. 11, 1777, signed by
John Keese, in behalf of H. Hughes, Assistant Quartermaster General, for tents
and utensils received at the hands of said Watson, Sergeant ; also, receipt dated
Jan. 11, 1777, signed by Joseph Clark, Conductor, for bayonets and cartridge
boxes received into the Oi'dnance store from Col. Baulding's regt. at the hands
of said Watson ; also, receipt given to Col. Loammi Baldwin, dated Boston,
Dec. 24, 1777, signed by said Watson, in behalf of Mr. Gill, for 18 shillings in
full for an advertisement respecting mileage money for said Baldwin's regt.

Watson, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Amos Cogswell's co.. Col. James Wesson's
regt. ; return dated Jan. 25, 1778 ; reported died Jan. 28, 1777.

Watson, Joseph. Private, Capt. Thomas Whipple's co. of guards ; service between
April 20, 1780, and Dec. 20, 1780, 4 mos. 9 days ; company raised for 8 months
and stationed at Rutland.

W.A.TSON, M\RSTON. Ist Lieutenant, schooner " Hawke " (privateer) ; petition dated
Boston, June IS, 1777, signed by Jeremiah Hibbert, in behalf of Jackson,
Tracy & Tracy, of Newburyport, asking that he be commissioned as commander
of said vessel ; ordered in Council June 18, 1777, that a commission be issued.

Watson, Matthew. Private, Capt. Samuel Gregg's co.. Col. James Cargill's regt. ;
enlisted Oct. 28, 1775; discharged Dec. 31, 1775; service, 2 mos., 1 week, l|days;
company raised in St. Georges, Waldoborough, and Camden, Lincoln Co., and
stationed there for defence of seacoast ; also, Capt. Thomas Starret's detach-
ment from Col. Mason Wheaton's regt. ; service from June 28, 1779, to Julj' 5,
1779, 8 days, at Camden, Eastern department; also, Corporal, Capt. Philip M.
Ulmer's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; service from July 8, 1779, to Sept.
24, 1779, 2 mos. 16 days, on Penobscot expedition.

Watson, Michael, Partridgefield (Peru). Private, (late) Capt. Colton's co.. Col,
Graton's regt. ; Continental Armj' pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777,
to INIarch 1, 1777; reported deserted; also, Capt. Charles Colton's co.. Col.
John Greaton's (2d) regt.; return [year not given] ; residence, Partridgefield;
mustered by Coimty Muster Master Woodbridge.

Watson, Nathan, Cambridge (probably). Private, Capt. Samuel Thatcher's co.
of militia. Col. Gardner's regt., which marched on the alarm of Ai)ril 19, 1775;
service, 4 days.

Watson, Nathan. L^st dated Cambridge, Sept. 27, 1776, of men who were drafted
to go to Horse Neck, N. Y. ; said Watson reported to have jiaid a fine of £10
and David Frost probably engaged to go in his stead.

Watson, Nathan. Private, Capt. John Walton's co.. Col. Samuel Thatcher's regt. ;
joined Sept. 2, 1778: di.scharged Sept. 2, 1778; service, 1 day, with guards at
Fort No. 2, Cambridge.



714 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Watson, Nicholas, Kingston. Capt. Newcomb's (Independent) co. ; muster return
of four Independent cos. stationed at Hull, dated March 1, 1777 ; age, 24 jtts. ;
reported mustered by Daniel Souther, Muster Master.

Watson, Nicholas, Petersham. Private, Capt. William Ilcnry's co.. Col. Whit-
ney's regt. ; enlisted May 5, 1777 ; di.scliargcd July 5, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9
days, at Rhode Island, including 9 days (l.SO miles) travel to camp and home ;
also, Capt. Thomas Lord's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 1, 1777 ;
discharged Oct. 15, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 22 days, in Northern dei)anmont at
the time of taking Gen. Burgoync, including 7 daj's (135 miles) travel home;
company allowed travel from Tarrytown, N. Y., to Athol.

Watson, Oliver, Spencer. Corporal, Capt. Ebenezer Mason's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Jonatlian Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 14 days; also, Capt. Jonathan Carrlel's co.. Col. Josiah Wliitney's
regt. ; company receipt for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Point Shirley,
June 13, 177G; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; service from May 17, 1776, 4
days preceding inarch, to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 15 days; roll dated Camp at
Hull ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 4 days,
including travel (85 miles) home; also, Capt. Josiah White's co., Lieut. Col.
Benjamin Flagg's division. Col. Samuel Deimy's (W^orcester Co.) regt. ;
marched Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 23, 1777; service, 5 days, including
2 days (40 miles) travel home; company marched to Had ley on an alarm at
the Northward ; also. Corporal, Capt. David Prouty's co., INIaj. Asa Baldwin's
division. Col. Samuel Denny's (Worcester Co.) regt.; marched Sept. 27, 1777;
discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 1 mo., including 8 days (157 miles) travel
home ; company marched to reinforce Northern army.

Watson, Peleg. Private, Capt. Thomas Lord's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ;
marched Sept. 1, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; .service, 3 mos. 5 days, in
Northern departmwit, at the time of taking Gen. Brrgoyne, including 6 days
(120 miles) travel home; company allowed travel from Tarrytown, N. Y., to
Athol.

Watson, Peleg. Private, Capt. Joshua Shaw's co., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 27, 1779 ; service, 1
mo. 9 days, at New London, Conn., including 3^ days (68 miles) travel home.
Roll dated Monson.

Watson, Pomp. Private, Capt. Thomas Cole's co., Col. Christopher Greene's (1st
Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Greenwich ;
enlistment, 3 years.

Watson, Primus. Private, Capt. Thomas Cole's co., Col. Christopher Greene's (1st
Rhode Island) battalion; muster roll for Julj', 1779, dated East Greenwich;
enlistment, during war.

Watson, Prince. Private, Capt. Thomas Cole's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's (1st
Rliode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Greenwich ;
enlistment, during war.

Watson, Robert, Spencer. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Mason's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Jo7iatlian AVarner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 14 days.

Watson, Robert. List swoni to in Hampshire Co., Aug. 3, 1780. of men belonging
to militia of Shelburne who were mustered by Lieut. Col. David Wells for 3
months service at Claverack ; Capt. Jolm Wells's co. ; age, 51 j'rs. ; stature, 5
ft. 9 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Shelburne; also, Private,



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