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Webber, William, York (also given Old York) • Sergeant, Col. Henry Sherburne's
regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for 1777-1779; residence, York; en-
gaged for town of York; reported transferred to Col. H. Jackson's regt., and
wages made up in account book of that regiment ; also, Capt. Joshua Trafton's
CO., Col. Sherburne's regt.; muster roll dated Camp " Middel Town," Aug.
21, 1778, and sworn to in Camp at Rhode Island ; engaged July 17, 1777; tenn,
3 years ; also, return of officers and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col.
Henry Sherburne's regt., certified at Boston, Jime 15, 1779, by Capt. Benjamin
Burton; rank. Sergeant ; engaged for town of Old York ; a^so, Lieut. Colonel's



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Webbj:r, Willlvm, continued.

CO., Col. Henrj- Jackson's (KUh) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from Jmio 17, 1777, to June 17, 1780; residence. Old York; reported
discharged Jiuie 17, 1780; also, return certified at Camp near Morristown, May
G, 17.S0, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col.
Jackson's regts., and men belonging to ^Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sher-
burne's regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of
Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; Lieut.
Colonel's Co.; rank. Sergeant; residence, York; engaged Jmie 17, 1777; term,
3 years; said Webber returned among men belonging to Col. Sherburne's regt.
incorporated with Col. Jackson's regt. by order of Gen. Washington of May
2, 1780.

Webber, William. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Libby's 4th (Gouldsborough)
CO., Col. Benjamin Foster's (6th Lincoln Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of
officers chosen by the .several companies in said regiment, dated Gouldsborough,
June 28, 1776; ordered in Council July 11, 1776, that said officers be commis-
sioned with the exception of those of the 3d co. ; reported commissioned July
11, 1776.

Webber, William. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt.,
dated Camp Mt. Washington, Sept. 30, 1776, signed by said Webber and others
belonging to Capt. Tliompson's co., for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1, 1776;
also. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's (1st) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's
(4th) regt.; regimental return dated Nortli Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; also, com-
pany receipts for wages for Sept. -Dec, 1776; also, receipt dated Peekskill,
Jan. 10, 1777, signed by Jos'h Clark, Conductor, for a gvm, bayonet, and car-
tridge box, received of said Webber, of Capt. Joseph Thomp.son's co., Col.
Nixon's regt.

Webber, William. Capt. Samuel Briggs's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotten's regt.,
Gen. Palmor's brigade; service, 32 days, on a secret expedition to Tiverton,
R. I., Sept. 29, 1777.

Webber, William. Private, Capt. Levi Ely's co., Col. John iSIoseley's regt. ; en-
listed Sept. 21, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 1, 1777 ; service, 17 days, on expedition
to Northern department, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home.

Webber, William. Private, Capt. Daniel Winchester's co., Col. Ruggles Wood-
bridge's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos.
21 days, with Northern army, including 8 days (152 miles) travel home.

Webber, William. Receipt dated March 24, 1781, for bounty paid said Webber
by Daniel Bodwell to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years;
also, account sworn to at Methuen, July 12, 1781, rendered by the Selectmen,
of bounties paid said Webber and others to serve in the Continental Anny for
the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; also. Private, Capt.
Noah Allen's co.. Col. Joseph Vcse's (1st) regt.; muster roll for May, 1781,
dated West Point; enlisted March 22, 1781; enlistment, 3 years: also, muster
roll for Sept., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill ; reported mustered as John Webber
in previous muster; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York
Hutts; reported sick in hospital; also, return of the sick belonging to 1st
Mass. brigade in hospital at New Wind.sor, dated Dec. 24, 1781 ; said Webber
reported as belonging to 1st Mass. regt.; also, Capt. Allen's co.. Col. Vose's
regt. ; muster rolls for Jan., Feb., and March, 1782, dated Quarters York Huts.
[ See John Webber and Joseph Webber. ]

Webber, William. Marine, U. S. brig "General Gates," commanded by Capt.
John Skimmer ; list of men entitled to prize shares [year not given] ; reported
rated 1 share.



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Webbor, [Ebenezer]. Captain, Col. John Fellows's regt. ; return of officers for
provisions, dated Camp at Roxbuiy, June 27, 1775.

"Webbster, Prime. Capt. Elijah Hedge's co.. Col. Freeman's regt.; service,
3 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth in Sept., 1778.

Webbster, Samuel. Capt. Elijah Hedge's co., Col. Freeman's regt. ; service,
3 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth in Sept., 1778.

"Weber, Edmund, "Wells. Sergeant, Capt. Noah Moulton Littlefield's co. of
Minute-men, Col. Moulton's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 5 days.

"Weber, Jacob. Private, Capt. John Blunt's co., Maj. "William Lithgow's detach-
ment of militia; service from Sept. 27, 1779, to Nov. 10, 1779, 1 mo. 15 days,
defending frontiers of Lincoln Co.

"Weber, James, Lexington. Capt. John "Wood's co., Col. Samuel Gerrish's regt. ;
return of the sick and absent, dated Medford, Aug. 10, 1775 ; also, Capt. "Wood's
CO., Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's regt. ; receipt for money in lieu of boimty
coat dated Medford, Dec. 28, 1775.

"Weber, James. Private, Capt. Eli.sha Jackson's co. ; service, 27 days; company
marched from "Westminster under command of Maj. Bridge to reinforce
Northern armj-, agreeable to resolve of Sept. 22, 1777.

"Weber, Jonathan, "Wells. Capt. Samuel Leighton's co. ; pay abstract for mileage
from home to Dorchester Heights in Aug., 1776 ; mileage for 110 miles allowed
said "Weber; also, company receipts for wages for Aug., Sept., and Oct., 1776,
dated Dorchester.

"Weber, Joseph, Cape Elizabeth. List of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from 5th co.. Col. Peter Noyes's (1st Cumberland Co.) regt., as returned
by Capt. Daniel Strout, sworn to at Cape Elizabeth, Nov. 20, 1778; residence.
Cape Elizabeth ; engaged for town of Cape Elizabeth ; joined Capt. Richard
Mabury's co., Col. Francis's regt. ; term, 3 years.

"Weber, Joseph. Capt. Lemuel Tresscott's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; order
for bounty coat dated Camp at Prospect Hill, Oct. 25, 1775.

"Weber, Richard. Capt. John Glover, Jr.'s co., Col. Glover's regt. ; order for
money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 20, 1775.

"Weber, Samuel, Harpswell. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. Nehemiali Curtis's (1st Harpswell) Co., as returned to Col.
Nathaniel Purrunton (Purrinton), dated Dec. 15, 1777; residence, Harpswell;
engaged for town of Harpswell ; term, 3 years ; return endorsed as having been
made to Col. Jonathan Mitchell.

"Weber, Samuel. Capt. Ebenezer Francis's co., Col. Israel Hutchinson's regt. ;
order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp at AVinter Hill, Oct. 26,
1775.

"Weber, Samuel. List of men who had money advanced them by their captain for
travelling expenses to camp, etc., dated Camp at "Winter Hill, Feb. -, 1776.

"Weber, Samuel. 4th Corporal, Capt. John Russell's co. ; marched Aug. 10, 1776;
service to Sept. .30, 1776, 1 mo. 20 days ; company stationed at Martha's Vine-
yard for defence of seacoast.

Weber, William. Order dated Rochester, May 2, 1778, signed by said Weber and
others, for boimty for service at Rhode Island in Capt. Samuel Briggs's co.,
Col. Cotteii's regt., payable to Lieut. Solomon Young.



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"VTeber, "William. Private, Capt. Abraham "Watson's co., Col. John Gveaton's
(3d)regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-June, 1780; enlisted July 10, 1779; discharged
April 10, 1780 ; enlistment, 9 months.

"Webester, Andrew, Dudley. Descriptive list of men raised to serve in the Con-
tinental Army for the term of 9 naonths, as returned by Seth Washburn, Super-
intendent for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Corbin's co., Col. Davis's regt. ; age, 20
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Dudley ; engaged for
town of Dudley ; marched to Springfield July 8, 1779 ; reported delivered to
Capt. Marshall.

Webester, Francis, Gloucester. Private, Capt. Barnabas Dodge's co., Lieut. Col.
Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Gerrish's) 38th regt. ; company return
dated Camp at Chelsea, Oct. 2, 1775; also, Capt. Barnabas Dodge's co.. Col.
Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; abstract for advance i)ay for Jan., 1776; also, same co.
and regt. ; pay abstracts for Feb. and April, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ;
pay abstracts for May and June, 1776, dated Camp New York.

Webester, [Robert]. Captain, Col. Fellows's regt. ; return of officers for rations ;
receipt for said rations, dated Roxbury, May 28, 1775.

Webquesh, Francis. Private, Capt. Joseph Palmer's co.. Col. John Cushing's
regt. ; marched Sept. 27, 1776 ; service, 57 days, at Rhode Island. Roll dated
Newport and sworn to at Falmouth.

Webquish, . [This name also appears under the form of Webquesh, Wepquish.]

Webquish, Francis, Sandwich (also given Mashpee) . Return of men raised to
serve in the Continental Army from Col. Nathaniel Freeman's (1st Barnstable
Co.) regt. ; residence, Mashpee ; enlisted for town of Sandwich ; joined Capt.
Chadwick's co.. Col. Brewer's regt.; enlistment, 3 years; also, list of men
mustered by Joseph Otis, Muster Master for Barnstable Co., dated Feb. 26,
1777 ; Capt. John Chadwick's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; residence. Sand-
wich ; mustered Feb. 22, 1777.

Webster, . [This name also appears under the form of Wabster, Webbster,

Webester, Webster.]

Webster, . Return of firearms, ammunition, etc., made by Richard Devens,

Commissary General, dated Sept. 7, 1776 ; .said Webster with others reported
as in charge of a quantity of sulphur.

Webster, Abraham, Weare. Private, Capt. James Perry's co.. Col. Paul Dudley
Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 12, 1775 ; enlisted July 2, 1775 ; service,
1 mo. 13 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775.

Webster, Absalom, Colrain. Private, Capt. John Wells's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy
Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Garrison
at Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777 ; enlistment to expire March 23, 1777 ; also, same
CO. and detachment; entered service Dec. 23, 1776; discharged April 1, 1777;
service, 100 days, at Ticonderoga; also, Capt. Lawrence Kemp's co. of Hamp-
shire Co. militia; entered service ISIay 10, 1777; discharged July 17, 1777;
service, 2 mos. 9 days, imder Col. David Wells in Northern department ; roll
dated Shelburne; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army,
as returned by Capt. Hugh McClallen ; residence, Colrain ; engaged for town
of Colrain; joined Capt. Wood's co., Maj. Painter's regt.; term to expire
Sept. -, 1780; also. Private, Capt. Sizer's co., Col. Baldwin's regt.; Conti-
nental Anny pay accounts for service from Oct. 30, 1777, to Nov. 27, 1778;
reported died Nov. 27, 1778 ; also, return dated Morristown, July 26, 1780, made
by Jeduthan Baldwin, Colonel of Engineers and Lieutenant Colonel Com-
mandant of Artificers, of officers and men belonging to Massachusetts in his



IX THE WAR OF TILE REVOLUTION. 771

Webster, Absalom, continued.

regiment who had engaged for 3 years or during the war ; Capt. William Sizer's
CO. of artificers; residence, Colrain; engaged Oct. 30, 1777; term, 3 years.

"Webster, Andrew, Dudley. Private, Capt. Adam Wheeler's (2d) co., Lieut. Col.
Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9,
1776; also, order on Capt. Howard (Heywood) , dated Dudley, Dec. 13, 1776,
signed by said Webster, for wages for service in Cai)t. Wheeler's co.. Col.
Nixon's regt., payable to Col. Colbum ; also, company receipts for wages for
Sept. -Dec, 1776; also, list of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall,
Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Corben's co.. Col. Davis's regt. ;
residence, Dudley; mustered July 6, 1779; also, Capt. King's co., lOtli Mass.
regt. ; entered service July 10, 1779 ; discharged Ai)ril 10, 1780 ; term, 9 mouths ;
also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Anny for the
term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of
Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6th ]SIass. regt., at
Springfield, July 1, 1780; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, light;
engaged for town of Dudley ; marched to camp July 1, 1780, under command
of Ensign Joseph Miller ; also, list of men raised for the 6 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 Dudley for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched
June 26, 1780; discharged Dec. 9, 1780; service, 5 mos. 22 days, including 8
days (160 miles) travel home ; also, descriptive list of men in Continental ser-
vice ; Capt. Hastings's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 23 yrs. ;
complexion, light ; hair, dark ; occupation, farmer ; residence, Dudley ; engaged
for town of Dudley ; engaged Jan. 2, 1782 ; term, 3 years ; also, Capt. Hastings's
CO., Lieut. Col. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; list of men who died or were discharged
subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781; said Webster discharged June 13, 1783, by Gen.
Washington ; reported an officer's servant.

Webster, Asahel. Private, Capt. Agrippa Wells's co., Col. Porter's regt.;
marched from home July 9, 1777 ; enlisted July 10, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12,
1777; service, 38 days, including travel (80 miles) home; company marched
to reinforce Northern army after the evacuation of Ticonderoga ; roll sworn to
at Deerfield; also, CaiJt. James Walsworth's co., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 22, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; service,
1 mo. 11 days, at New London, Conn., including 6 days (113 miles) travel
home; roll sworn to at Deerfield.

Webster, Ben.jamin, Boscawen (also given Newburyport) . Descriptive list of
men raised by the town of Newburyport to serve in the Continental Army,
agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778 ; age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; com-
plexion, dark; hair, black; eyes, black; residence, Boscawen (also given New-
buryijort) ; also, list of men raised in Essex Co. for the term of 9 months from
the time of their arrival at Fishkill, returned as received of Jonathan Warner,
Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; engaged for town of New-
buryport ; arrived at Fishkill June 18, 1778 ; also, list of men returned as mus-
tered by Henrj' Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1,
1778.

Webster, Constant, Worthington. Sergeant, Capt. Ebenezer Webber's co. of
Minute-men, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April
19,1775; service, 24 days; reported returned home ; aZso, 2d Lieutenant, Capt.
Ebenezer Webber's 11th (Worthington) co., 2d Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass.
militia ; list of ofhcers chosen by the several companies in said regiment, as
returned by Seth Pomeroy and others, field officers, dated Northampton, March
22, 1776 ; ordered in Council April 8, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ;
reported commissioned April 5 [ ? ] 1776; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Christopher



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Webster, Constant, eoniiniied.

Banister's co., Col. David "Weels's (Wells's) regt. ; engaged May 8, 1777; dis-
charged July 8, 1777; service, 2 mos. 7 days, on expedition to Ticonderoga,
including travel (140 miles) home ; also, Lieutenant, in command of a com-
pany; engaged Aug. 15 [1777]; discharged Aug. 23 [1777]; service, 12 days,
including travel (90 miles) home ; company marched from Worthington on
expedition to Bennington to reinforce army under Gen. Stark and returned
home, via Northampton, conducting prisoners from Bennington ; also, Lieu-
tenant, Capt. Ebenezer Webber's co.. Col. Ezra May's regt. ; engaged Sept. 20,
1777; discharged Oct. 4, 1777; service, 19 days, including travel (90 miles)
home; regiment marched on expedition to Stillwater; also, 2d Lieutenant,
Capt. Ebenezer Webber's CO., Col. Israel Chapin's (2d Hamp.shire Co.) regt.
of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned July 6, 1778.

Webster, Constant. Descriptive list of men detached from Col. Israel Chapin's
(2d Hampshire Co.) regt. for the term of 3 months, agreeable to resolve of June
22, 1780, dated Northampton, Sept. 14, 1780; Capt. Webber's co. ; age, 17 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Worthington ; mus-
tered July 5, 1780; also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's co.. Col. Seth
Murray's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 6, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 2 mos.
11 days, including 7 days (132 miles) travel home; regiment raised to rein-
force Continental Army for 3 months.

Webster, Daniel, Salisbury. Pay roll of a detachment which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775, under command of Capt. Joseph Page, of Salisbury;
service, 5^ days.

Webster, Daniel. 2d Lieutenant, 8th co., Col. Jones's (3d Lincoln Co.) regt. of
Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned May 23, 1780.

•Webster, Daniel. Drum Major, Capt. Daniel Grout's co., [Lieut.] Col. Enoch
Hallet's regt.; appointed Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3
mos. ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Webster, Daniel. Private, Capt. Samuel Warner's co.. Col. John Brown's regt. ;
entered service July 18, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 23, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days,
travel (130 miles) included ; company raised in Berkshire Co. ; regiment raised
for 3 months; also, Capt. Ezekiel Hearick's co.. Col. John Ashley's regt.;
entered service Oct. 13, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 20, 1781 ; service, 12 [ ? ] days ;
regiment marched from Berkshire Co. under command of Lieut. Col. John
Collar by order of Col. John Ashley, Jr., on an alarm at the Northward.

Webster, David, Haverhill. Private, Capt. Richard Ayer's (2d Haverhill) co..
Col. Johnson's regt., M'hich marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
3 days.

Webster, David. Private, Capt. Stephen Jenkins's co.. Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ;
enlisted June 3, 1778; discharged Jan. 29, 1779; service, 8 mos. 10 days, at
North river, including 13 days (260 miles) travel home ; also, same co. and
regt.; pay roll for Aug., 1778; reported sick in hospital; also, same co. and
regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton ; regiment raised for 8 months
from time of ari'ival at Peekskill; also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for Nov.
and Dec, 1778, dated King's Ferry; reported sick and absent in Dec, 1778;
also. Sergeant, same co. ; list of men appearing on the reverse of a general pay
roll of Col. Poor's regt. for Jan., 1779, dated King's Ferry.

Webster, Ebenezer, Haverhill. Private, Capt. Jonathan Foster's co.. Col.
Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted July 9, 1778; company stationed at Middle-
town, R. I., for () months from July 1, 1778; also, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co.,
Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted July 1, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779;
service, 6 mos. 7 days, at North Kingston, R. I., including 6 days (115 miles)



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Webstkr, Ebenezer, continued.

travel home ; roll sworn to at Newburyport; also, same co. and regt. ; muster
roll dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, 1778; reported on furlough; also, same co.
and regt. ; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 22, Oct. 14, and
Nov. 13, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; reported on furlough on roll
dated Oct. 14, 1778; also, return of men in Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. who
served as boatmen on late expedition again.st Newport; service, 24 days;
receipt for pay of men belongmg to Capt. Evans's co. is dated Dec. 30, 1778,
and signed by Lieut. Daniel Kimball.

Webster Ebenezer. Capt. James Sawyer's co., Col. James Frye's regt. ; return
of men in camp at Cambridge, dated May 17, 1775.

Webster, Ebenezer. Captain, Col. John Fellows's regt. ; return of officers, dated
Roxbury Camp, May 23, 1775. [See Ebenezer Webber.]

Webster, Ebenezer. Receipt dated Worthington, May 17, 1781, for bounty paid
said Webster by the town of Worthington to serve in the Continental Army
for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; also, descriptive
list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the Continental Anny, as re-
turned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.;
complexion, light ; occupation, farmer ; engaged for town of Worthington ;
engaged April 25, 1781 ; term, 3 years; also, Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's
(10th) regt. ; service from April 18, 1781, 20 mos. 13 days; also, Capt. Matthew
Chambers's co., Lievit. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; return for wages for
the year 1782 ; said Webster allowed wages for Dec, 1782, 1 mo.

Webster, Ephraim. Return dated Boxford, Dec. 8, 1779, of men mustered by John
Gushing, Muster Master for Essex Co., to join the Continental Army for the
tenn of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779 ; also, descriptive list
of men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agree-
able to resolve of Jmie 0, 1779, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commis-
sioner, by Capt. Christopher Marshall, at Springfield, July 16, 1779; Capt.
Gage's CO., Col. Johnson's regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion,
light; engaged for town of Bradford; also, Capt. Sewall's co., 12th Mass.
regt. ; entered service July 10, 1779 ; discharged April 10, 1780 ; term, 9 months.

Webster, Ezekiel, Deerfield. Return of men drafted from Hampshire Co. militia ;
to march to Horse Neck mider command of Col. John Mosley [year not given],
but who failed to join regiment; reported drafted from tovm of Deerfield;
drafted into Capt. French's co.

Webster, Francis, Gloucester. List of men belonging to Capt. Barnabas Dodge's
CO. who took the oath in Middlesex; Co. June 10, 1775, required by Congress to be
taken by the Mass. army; also, Private, Capt. Dodge's co., Col. Gerrish'sregt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 22, 1775 ; service, 10 weeks 1 day ;
also, Capt. Dodge's (6th) co.. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Samuel Ger-
rish's) 38th regt.; pay abstract for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Chelsea; also,
order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Chelsea, Dec. 27, 1775 ; also, enlist-
ment agreement dated Chelsea, Nov. 13, 1775, signed by said Webster and
others, engaging themselves to serve in the Continental Army in Col. Baldwin's
regt. for the term of 1 year from Dec. 31, 1775; also, list of recruits for the
new establishment in Col. Baldwin's regt., approved by Brig. Gen. W. Heath in
Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 30, 1775 ; Capt. Barnabas Dodge's co. ; also. Private,
Capt. Dodge's co.. Col. Baldwin's (2()th) regt. ; pay abstract for March, 1776;
also, (late) Capt. Dodge's co. commanded by Lieut. Joseph Cheever, Col. Bald-
win's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., for the year 1776 ; no allow-
ance credited to said Webster ; reported made up by Capt. Cogswell ; also, order
on Col. Baldwin, payable to Col. James Wesson, dated Uppcrmerry, Dec. 26,
1777, signed by said Webster and others, for " Sauce & Traveling money" for



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Webster, Francis, continued.

the year 1776; also, Corporal, (late) Capt. Abraham Child's (fJth) co., Col
James Wesson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb.
18, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Gloucester; credited to town of Glouces-
ter; also, Capt. Childs's co.. Col. "Wesson's regt.; return dated Jan. 25, 1778;
mustered by State Muster Master Cushing; also, Capt. William Watson's
(Light Infantry) co.. Col. Wesson's regt. ; Continental Amiy pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Ainil 1, 1780 ; reported deserted April 1, 1780 ;
also, list of deserters from 9th Mass. regt. subsequent to Jan. 1, 1780, dated
West Point, Dec. 24, 1780.

"Webster, George, Bradford. Capt. Joshua Reed's co.. Col. John Robinson's
regt.; enlisted Aug. 1, 1777; service, 5 mos., at Rhode Island; also, Private,
same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated North Kingston, Dec. 18, 1777, and
Jan. 1, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1778; also, Capt. John Bodwell's
CO., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards; service between April 2, 1778, and
July 2, 1778, 2 mos. 16 days, at Cambridge ; also, same co. and regt. ; service



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