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including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Essex and
Plymouth counties to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

"Webster, Stephen, Jr., Methuen. Private, Capt. James Jones's co., which
marched on tlie alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord; service, 4 days; also, 2d
Lieutenant, Capt. Jones's 12th (Methuen) co., 4th Essex Co. regt. of Mass.
militia ; list of officers cliosen by the several companies in said regiment, as re-



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLrTION. 781

Webster, Stephen, Jr., continued.

turned by Samuel Johnson and others, field officers, dated Andover, March 26,
1776 ; ordered in Council April 3, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; re-
ported commissioned April 3, 1776; also. Captain, 2d co., 4th Essex Co. regt.
of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Jime 10 (also given June 17) ,
1778 ; also, certificate dated Methuen, Sept. 25, 1778, signed by Stephen Barker,
Justice of the Peace, certifying that said Webster, Captain, and Lieut. John
Huse had appeared and made oath that they had raised five men to serve
9 months in the Continental Army which was the full complement for the 1st
and 2d cos. in Methuen, and that they had also sent four men to serve for
6 months at Rhode Island.

Webster, Stephen, Jr. Private, Capt. Samuel Merrill's co., Maj. Gage's regt. ;
enlisted Sept. 30, 1777; discharged Nov. 6, 1777; service, 1 mo. 9 days; com-
pany marched to reinforce Northern army. Roll dated Haverhill.

Webster, Thomas, Haverhill. Private, Capt. Nicholas Blasdel's co.. Col. Wiggles-
worth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Albany home, sworn to
Jan. 20, 1777 ; 220 miles travel allowed said Webster.

Webster, Thomas, Townsend. Private, Capt. James Hosley's co. of Minute-men,
Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775,
to Cambridge; discharged April 21, 1775; service, 3 days; reported joined
Capt. Sadler's co.

Webster, Thomas, Upton. Private, Capt. Benjamin Read's co.. Col. John Rand's
regt. ; enlisted July 14, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 7 days.
Including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; company stationed at West Point ;
regiment raised in Worcester Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ;
also, certificate dated Mendon, Nov. 21, 1780, signed bj' Capt. B. Read, certi-
fying that said Webster and others belonging to the town of Upton had sup-
plied themselves with firelocks, etc., while on a 3 months term of service.

Webster, Thojla.s. Matross, Capt. Abner Lowell's co. of matrosses stationed at
Falmouth, Cumberland Co. ; return dated Falmouth, July 31, 1777; company
reported Aug. 11, 1777, as mustered by Col. Peter Noyes, agreeable to seacoast
establishment.

Webster, Thomas. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Gage's co., Maj. Gage's regt. ; enlisted
Sept. 30, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 6, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days, with Northern
army. Roll dated Bradford.

Webster, Thomas. Treasury pay roll of officers and crew of the brigantine ' ' Pallas, "
an armed "vessel commanded by Capt. James Johnson, for service from July 3,
1779, to Aug. 20, 1779, on Penobscot expedition.

Webster, Thomas. Corporal, Capt. Stephen Webster's co.. Col. Jacob Gen-ish's
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo. 19 days,
at Claverack, including travel (220 miles) home ; regiment raised in Suffolk
and Essex comities to reinforce army imder Gen. Washington.

Webster, Thomas. Private, Capt. Ralph Thompson's co., Lieut. Col. Webb's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 23, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 3, 1781; service, 3 mos. 22 days,
including 11 days (220 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Suffolk and Mid-
dlesex counties to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Webster, Thojias. List of men formerly belonging to Cape Elizabeth who went
out in armed vessels, etc., subsequent to 1776, dated Cape Elizabeth, Jan. 17,
1782, accompanying a petition of the Selectmen stating their inability to supply
their quota; reported lost in the ship "Cumberland," commanded by Capt.
Collens.



782 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

TVebster, Thomas. Receipt dated Boston, May 21, 1782, for bounty paid said
AVebster by Josiah Capon, Chairman of Class No. 6 of the town of Milton, to
serve in the Continental Army for the tenn of 3 years.

"Webster, William, Dracut. Drummer, Capt. Peter Coburn's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 11
days.

"Webster, "William. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Richard Maberry's co. ; return dated
Falmouth, Dec. 9, 1776, signed by Col. Jonathan Mitchell and Col. Timothy
Pike, field officers in Cumberland Co., of officers appointed to command vari-
ous companies drafted from the militia in accordance with an order of the
General Court to serve under Col. Reuben Fogg; company raised in Wind-
ham, New Gloucester, and New Boston ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Jonas
(also given Joseph) Stevens's (4th) co., 4th Cumberland Co. regt. of Mass.
militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Sept. -, 1777.

"Webster, William. Private, Capt. John Moore's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's regt.
of guards; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and Jime 1, 1778; enlisted
April 1, 1778; service guarding troops of convention; enlistment, 3 months
from April 2, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; jouied April 2, 1778; service to
July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 2 days, at Cambridge.

Webster, "Willlam. Private, Capt. John Abbot's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's
regt. ; entered service July 10, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Oct.
10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, at West Point, including travel (225 miles)
home ; regiment raised for 3 months.

Wkbstor, John. Capt. John Worthly's co.. Col. Phinny's regt. ; order for bounty
coat dated Cambridge, Fort No. 2, Nov. 2, 1775.

Webstor, Jonathan. Capt. Samuel Huse's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards ; enlisted Jiily 24, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 14, 1778 ; service, 4 mos. 23
days, at Cambridge.

Wech, William. Capt. David Noble's co., Col. John Paterson's (26th) regt. :
order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Charlestown Camp, Fort No. 3,
Oct. 26, 1775.

Wecket, Obadiah, Sandwich. 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.

AYed, John. Capt. John Currier's co,, Col. James Frye's regt. ; order for bounty
coat dated Cambridge Camp, Nov. 16, 1775.

Wedbay, John, Spencer. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Josiah White's co.. Col. Deney's regt., sworn to at Charlton,
Feb. 18, 1778; residence, Spencer; engaged for town of Spencer; joined Capt.
Slaten's (Slayton's) co.. Col. Shepard's regt. ; term, 3 years.

Wedden, Benjamin, Beverly. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
[year not given] ; residence, Beverly ; engaged for town of Beverly.

Wedden, James. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax
to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British iirisoners, as returned by
Bat. Fox, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman.

Wkdden, Thomas, Beverly. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
[year not given] ; residence, Beverly; engaged for town of Beverly.

Wede, Calvin. Private, Capt. James Lemont's co. ; enlisted July 22, 1775 ; ser-
vice to Dec. 31, 1775, 5 mos. 22 days; company stationed at Georgetown, Lin-
coln Co., for defence of seacoast.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 783

"Wedge, . [This namo also appeal's vuider the form of Wage, "Widge.]

"Wedgk, Daniel, Mendon. Private, Capt. Gershom Nelson's co., which inarched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge and lloxbury ; service, 9 days ;
also, list of men belonging to Capt Gershom Nelson's co., dated July 19, 1770 ;
also, Cai^t. Benjamin Richardson's co., Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. ; pay abstract
for mileage from home to Dorchester Heights, dated Sept. 4, 1776 ; also, same
CO. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Dorchester Heights
home, dated Nov. 28, 1776 ; said Wedge credited with allowance for 2 days (39
miles) travel ; also, Lieut. Seth Thayer's co., 3d Worcester Co. regt. ; entered
service Dec. 8, 177() ; service, 1 mo. 1.5 days ; company marched to Providence,
R. I., imder command of Lieut. Col. Nathaii Tyler on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776.

"Wedge, Eli. Private, Capt. Ichabod Thayer's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ; en-
tered service July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 15 days, includ-
ing 3 days (52 miles) travel home ; company ordered to march to Rhode Island
on an alarm. Roll sworn to in "Worcester Co.

"Wedge, Jephthah. List of men belonging to Capt. Gershom Nelson's co., dated
July 19, 1776; also, Lieut. Seth Thayer's co., 3d Worcester Co. regt. ; entered
service Dec. 8, 1776; service, 1 mo. 15 days; company marched to Providence,
R. I., under command of Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler on the alarm of Dec. 8,
1776.

Wedge, John, Boston (also given Philadelphia) . List of men raised to serve in
the Continental Army from Col. William Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) regt.,
as returned by Capt. George Gould, Capt. Abel Richards, and Capt. Ebenezer
Battle, all of Dedliam ; engaged for town of Dedham ; jouied Capt. Sergeant's
CO., Col. Crane's regt.; term, during war ; reported as belonging to Ireland;
also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co.,
dated Boston, April 13, 1777 ; Col. Crane's regt. ; reported received State
bounty; also. Gunner, Capt. Sargent's co.. Col. John Crane's regt.; Conti-
nental Army pay accovmts for service from April 3, 1777, to June 30, 1777;
residence, Boston ; reported deserted ; also, Matross, same co. and regt. ; Con-
tinental Army pay accounts for service from April 3, 1778, to June 26, 1778 ;
residence, Philadelphia; reported deserted.

Wedge, Thomas, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Francis Willson's co.. Col. Danforth
Keyes's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 8, 1777 ; service to Jan. 3, 1778, 3 mos. 25 days,
at Rhode Island ; roll dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract
for mileage from place of discharge home, dated Providence, Dec. 29, 1777 ;
mileage for 60 miles allowed said Wedge.

Wedge, Thomas. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.;
service from July 30, 1777, to Sept. 2, 1777, 1 mo. 4 days, at Bennington and
Half Moon ; company marched from Brookfield July 30, 1777.

Wedge, Thomas. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing service
credited to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make
an average of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brook-
field ; total amount of service rendered made to average 5i months for each
single poll in said precinct ; said Wedge credited with 3 mos. service.

Wedge, Thomas. Private, Capt. Newell's co. ; enlisted 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.

Wedge, Thomas. Receipt dated Brookfield, Oct. 20, 1779, for bounties paid said
Wedge and others by the Selectmen to .serve in the Continental Army for the
term of 3 months, agreeable to resolve of Oct. 9, 1779; also. Private, Capt.
Joseph Richardson's co., Col. Samuel Denny's regt.; enlisted Oct. 19, 1779;



MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS



"\Yedge, Thomas, continued.

discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days, at Claverack, including 7
days (140 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months ; roll sworn to in
Worcester Co.

"\A'edge, Thomas. Private, Capt. Ichabod Thayer's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ;
entered service July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 15 days, in-
cluding 3 days (52 miles) travel home ; company ordered to march to Rhode
Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

Wedge, Thomas (also given Thomas, Jr.). List of men, dated Brookfield, June
30, 1778, showing service credited to them, respectively, as returned by the
committee chosen to make an average of the service rendered to the credit
of the 3d Precmct of Brookfield ; total amount of service rendered made to
average 5^ months for each single poll in said precinct ; said Wedge credited
with SJ mos. service ; also, descriptive li.st of men raised to reinforce the Con-
tinental 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 7, 1780; age, 21 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion,
light ; engaged for town of Brookfield ; marched to camp July 7, 1780, under
command of Capt. Dix ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of
Brookfield for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched June 30,
1780 ; discharged Dec. 5, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 13 days, including tr9,vel (150
miles) home.

Wedger, John, Marblehead. Private, Capt. William Blackler's (6tli) co.. Col.
John Glover's (21st) regt. ; company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 9, 1775 ;
rei)orted on furlough.

Wedger, Joseph, Marblehead. Private, Capt. William Blackler's (6th) co.. Col.
John Glover's (21st) regt. ; company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 9, 1775.

Wedlock, Oliver. Private, Capt. Asa Barns's (1st) co., Col. Israel Chapen's (3d)
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 8 days,
at Claverack, including 3 days (GO miles) travel home; regiment raised to
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Weead, Joseph. Order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to John Hayes, dated
North Yarmouth, Oct. 16, 1775, signed by said Weead, Private, and others
belonging to Capt. Benjamm Parker's co., for wages for 2 mos. service on the
seacoast in Cumberland Co.

Weeb, Barnabas. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow'sco., Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt. ; enlisted May 1, 1776, 4 days preceding march ; service to Aug. 1, 1776.

Weeb, Darius. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Bonney's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's
(Hampshire Co.) regt. ; engaged July 21, 1781 ; discharged Aug. 27, 1781 ;
service, 42 days, at New London, Conn., including 5 days (107 miles) travel
home. Roll dated Chesterfield.

Weeb, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lemont's co., Col. McCobb's regt.;
enlisted May 10, 1781; service to Dec. 1, 1781, 6 mos. 20 days, near Penobscot.
Roll sworn to in Lincoln Co. [See John Webb.]

Weeb, Jajiks, Salem. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Junius
Brutus," commanded by Capt. John Leach, dated Salem, June 15, 1780; age,
18 j'rs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Salem.

Weeb, John, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's co., Col. Thomas ^Mar-
shall's regt. ; enlisted July 29, 1776; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 6 days, travel (4
days) included ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Dec. 1,
1776, 1 mo. 2 days.



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 78o

"Weeb, Thomas, Scituate. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Stockbridge's co., Gen. John
Thomas's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775.

Weeb, William. Private, 1st division, Capt. Squire Millard's co.. Col. John Water-
man's regt.; service between Jan. 9, 1777, and Feb. 3 [8], 1777, 11 days; re-
ported drafted.

Weebb, Barnabas. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's co. ; enlisted July 18, 1775 ; ser-
vice to Dec. 31, 1775, 5 mos. 27 days, under direction of field ofhcers of 1st
Plymouth Co. regt. ; company stationed on seacoast.

Weebb, John. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ;
service from Aug. 10, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 8 days, at Rhode Island,
including travel (83 miles) home. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

Weebber, Edward. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards; engaged June
29, 1779; discharged Sept. 29, 1779; service, 3 mos.; company raised for
3 months from time of joining and stationed at Springfield.

Weebber, Trynance. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards; engaged
June 29, 1779 ; discharged Sept. 29, 1779 ; service, 3 mos. ; company raised for
3 months from time of joining and stationed at Springfield.

Weebeb, Richard. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
1st, 2d, 3d, and ith. cos., of Danvers, sworn to Feb. 14, 1778; engaged for town
of Danvers; term, 3 years; reported as belonging to Capt. Caleb Low's (2d
Danvers) co. ; also reported a transient.

Weed, . [Tliis name also appears under the form of Wead, Weaid, Wed,

AYeead.]

Weed, Benjamin. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Barns's co., Col. Benjamin Symonds's
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service April 26, 1777 ; discharged May 19, 1777 ;
service, 24 days ; company called out at request of Maj. Gen. Gates and ordered
to march to Saratoga; roll sworn to at Lanesborough ; also, Private, Capt.
Ebenezer Xewell'sco., Col. Symonds's regt. ; service, 6 days; company marched
from Lanesborough to Meloomscuyck Aug. 14, 1777, on an alarm ; also, Capt.
Asa Barns's co., Col. Simonds's regt. ; service, 7 days, at the Northward ; com-
pany marched from Lanesborough Oct. 14, 1780; also, same co. and regt.;
service, 5 days, on an alarm at the Northward ; company marched from Lanes-
borough Oct. 2(3, 1780.

Weed, Charles, Amesbury. Private, 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; also, Capt. Currier's co.. Col. James Frye's regt. ; receipt for
advance pay, signed by said Weed and others, dated Cambridge, July 1, 1775 ;
also, Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ;
also, order for bounty coat dated Cambridge Camp, Nov. 16, 1775; a^so, 2d
Lieutenant, Capt. Moses Nowell's co.. Col. Titcouib's regt. ; arrived at desti-
nation May 4, 1777 ; discharged July 4, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, including
9 days (180 miles) travel out and home: company marched to Rhode Island to
serve for 2 months from time of arrival at Providence.

Weed, Daniel. Private, Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. Carpenter's regt. ; enlisted
Dec. 19, 1776 ; discharged Dec. 23, 1776 ; service, 5 days, on an alarm at Bristol,
R. I. Roll sworn to at Swanzey.

Weed, David, Amesbury. Sergeant, 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.

Weed, Ephraim, Amesbury. Sergeant, Capt. John Currier's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Isaac Merriell's regt., whiph marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser-
vice, 7 days.



786 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAU.ORS

Wked, Ezra. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Hicks's co., Col. Goose Van Scliaick's
(1st New York) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. -April, 1781, dated "West Point;
term, during war; reported taken prisoner July 23, 1770.

Weed, Jacob. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Newell's co., Col. Symonds's regt.; ser-
vice, 6 days ; company marched from Lanesborough to Meloomscuyck Aug.
14, 1777, on an alarm.

"Weed, Jacob. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. Powel's (Berkshire Co.)
regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 26, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 12 days,
at Xew Haven, Conn., including 7 days (131 miles) travel home. Roll sworn
to at Lanesborough.

"Weed, Jacob. Private, Capt. Asa Barns's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt.;
service, 7 days, at the Northward ; comijany marclied from Lanesborough Oct.
14, 1780.

"Weed, Jacob. Capt. A.sa Barns's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt.; service, 5
days, on an alarm at the Northward ; comjiauy marched from Lanesborough
Oct. 20, 1780.

"Weed, Jacob, Jr. Capt. Asa Barns's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; service,
5 days, on an alarm at the Northward; company marched from Lanesborough
Oct. 26, 1780.

"Weed, James. Private, Capt. Isaac "Washburn's co. of guards; enlisted March 11,
1781 ; discharged April 11, 1781 ; service, 1 mo. ; company stationed at Thomas-
ton, Lincoln Co.

Weed, John, Amesbury. Capt. John Currier's co.. Col. James Frye's regt. ; re-
ceipt for advance pay, signed by said "Weed and others, dated Cambridge,
July 1, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; company return [probably
Oct., 1775].

Weed, John, Amesbury. Sergeant, Capt. Eliphalet Bodwell's co.. Col. Edward
Wigglesworth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Albany
home in Dec, 1776; 228 miles travel allowed said Weed.

Weed, John. Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ;
engaged July 4, 1778 ; discharged Jan. 1, 1779 ; service, G mos. 2 days, at North
Kingston, II. I., including 6 days (115 miles) travel home; roll sworn to at
Newburj^iort ; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated North Kingston,
Nov. G, 1778; reported "In works;" also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls
dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 22, Oct. 14, and Nov. 13, 1778; term to
expire Jan. 1, 1779; reported absent with leave at Providence on roll dated
Sept. 17, 1778, on furlough on roll dated Oct. 14, 1778.

Weed, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Joseph Barns's co.. Col. Benjamin Symonds's
(Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service April 26, 1777; discharged May 19,
1777; service, 24 days; company called out at request of Maj. Gen. Gates and
ordered to march to Saratoga; roll sworn to at Lanesborough; also, Capt.
Ebenezer Newell's CO., Col. Symonds's regt. ; service, 6 days ; company marched
from Lanesborough to Meloomscuyck Aug. 14 1777, on an alarm ; also. Cor-
poral, Capt. Asa Barns's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; service, 7 days,
at the Northward; company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 14, 1780; also,
same co. and regt. ; service, 5 days, on an alarm at the Northward ; company
marched from Lanesborough Oct. 26, 1780.

Weed, Joseph, Marblehead (also given Haverhill). List of men raised to serve in
the Continental Army from Col. Jonathan Glover's (5th Essex Co.) regt. ; resi-
dence, Marblehead; engaged for town of Marblehead; term, 3 years; also,
Piivate, Capt. Amos Cogswell's (2d) co., Col. Jamos Wesson's (9th) regt. ; Con-
tinental Anny pay accounts for service from Jan. 1. 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780; resi-



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 787

Weed, Joseph, continued.

dence, Haverhill ; also, descriptive list endorsed " West Point Jan. 8th, 1781 ; "
Capt. Cogswell's co., 8th Mass. regt. commanded by Col. Michael Jackson;
age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation,
blacksmith; birthplace, Haverhill; residence, Marblehead; enlisted Jan.-,
1777, by Lieut. Clap, at Peekskill; enlistment, during war. [See Jo.seph
Wade.]

Weed, Joseph. Private, Capt. Benjamin Parker's co. ; entered service July 3,
1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos., 1 week, 6 days; company stationed on
seacoast in Cumberland Co. Roll sworn to at North Yarmouth.

Weed, Joshua. Private, Capt. Oliver Ti'tcomb's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards ; enlisted Nov. 10, 1777 ; service to Feb. 2, 1778, 82 daj's, at Charlestown ;
roll dated Winter Hill ; also, same co. and regt. ; service between Feb. 3, 1778,
and April 2, 1778, 7 days ; regiment raised to guard Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne's
army after his surrender; roll dated Winter Hill and endorsed "Service at
Cambridge."

Weed, William, Amesbury. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Moses Nowell's co. ; list of
officers appointed to command men drafted from Brig. Michael Farley's (Essex
Co.) brigade, agreeable to resolve of April 11, 1777, and ordered to march to
Rhode Island to reinforce troops under Gen. Spencer, dated Ipswich, April 30,
1777 ; companj'^ raised in Amesbury, Newburyport, and Salisbury.

Weedex, . [This name also appears under the form of Wedden, Wheeden.]

Weedex, Caleb. Private, Capt. Manasseh Kempton's co.. Col. Freeman's regt.;
enlisted Sept. 27, 1777; discharged Oct. 29, 1777; service, 1 mo. 4 days, at
Rhode Island on a secret expedition ; roll sworn to in Bristol Co. ; also, Capt.
Henry Jenne's co. ; entered service вЦ†March 14, 1781 ; discharged March 18,
1781 ; service, 4 days ; company marched to Rhode Island.

Weeden, George. Boy, ship "Alfred," commanded by Capt. John Paul Jones;
list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the ship " Mellish " and brig
" Active " [year not given].

Weeden, Job, Worcester. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Balch's (3d) co.. Col. Thomas
Crafts's (Artillerj-) regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1777, 3 mos. ;
roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; also, Capt. Balch's (2d) co., Col. Crafts's regt. ;
service from Feb. 1, 1777, to May 8, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days; also, statement dated
Boston, Sept. 22, 1777, signed by said Weeden and others belonging to Col.
Crafts's regt., declaring their refusal to leave Boston unless their bounty or
wages, or both, were made equivalent to those allowed the soldiers of the Con-
tinental train of artillery ; also, petition addressed to Col. Thomas Crafts, dated



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