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Weld, Eleazer. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated
Feb. 14, 1776; said Weld chosen Lieutenant Colonel, Col. William Mcintosh's
(1st Suffolk Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; appointment concurred in by Council
Feb. 14, 1776 ; reported commissioned Feb. 14, 1776 ; also. Lieutenant Colonel,
Col. William Mcintosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) regt.; service, 4 days, at the time
of taking Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776: also, pay roll for rations due
Robert Fuller, Quarter Master, and said Weld, Lieutenant Colonel, in com-
mand of a detachment ordered to Castle Island Dec. 9, 1776 ; said Weld cred-
ited with 20 days allowance ; also, return of officers and men detached from
Oen. Lovell's, Gen. Prescot's, and Gen. Cushing's brigades, made by .said
Weld, Lieutenant Colonel, dated Cambridge, Nov. 24, 1777 ; also. Lieutenant



IX THE WAR OF THE KE VOLUTION. 821

Weld, Eleazer, continued.

Colonel ; list of officers appointed to command men detached from militia to
reinforce the Continental .Vrmy for the term of 3 mouths, agreeable to resolve
of Jime 22, 1780; reported detached from Col. Thayer's (Suffolk Co.) regt. ;
commissioned July 13, 1780; also, Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Ebenezer Thayer's
regt.; engaged June 27, 1780; discharged Oct. 11 (also given Oct. 22), 1780;
service, 3 mos. 26 days (also given 118 days) , including travel (220 miles) home ;
regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to remfotce Continental Army for 3 months.

"Weld, Elijah, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Lemuel Child's (3d Roxbury) co.. Col.
William Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service,
15 days; reported returned home; company discharged May 3, 1775; also,
return of men drafted from companies commanded by Capts. Gore, Mayo,
White, and May, who served at Xantasket in June, 1770, under Lieut. James
Morton, driving ships from Boston harbor ; service, 3 days.

Weld, Ezra. List of officers and crew of the ship "Franklin," commanded by
Capt. Allen Hallet, dated Boston, Jime 20, 1781.

Weld, Henry, Milton. Private, Capt. John Bradley's (Milton) co. of militia.
Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which rendered service after the fight at Con-
cord and before completion of the standing army ; service, 15 days ; also, Capt.
Bradley's (Milton) co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; service, 5 days; company
marched to Dorchester Neck March 4, 1776, to assist army when the forts
were erected on the Heights; also, Capt. Josiah Vose's (Milton) co. ; service
from April 13 to April 2(3, 1776, 12 days, in defence of seacoast.

Weld, Hexry. Gunner, Capt. William Todd's (6th) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's
(Artillery) regt. ; service from time of enlistment to Oct. 1, 1777, 4 mos. 23
days ; rolls sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; also, same co. and regt. ; return of men
entitled to an additional bounty of £15, dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778 ; also, Capt.
John Gill's co., Col. Crafts's regt. ; list of men who received bounty from
April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777, 8 mos.

Weld, Isaac, Guilford. Private, Capt. Moses Draper's co., Lieut. Col. William
Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated Camp
Prospect Hill, Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated
Camp Prospect Hill, Dec. 30, 1775.

Weld, Isaac. List of men mustered May 15 [year not given], by Thomas Xewhall,
Muster Master ; engaged for town of Petersham ; term, 8 mouths; a/so, certifi-
cate dated Petersham, May 23, 1778, signed by Capt. Asa How and Capt. Wing
Spooner, stating that said Weld and others had been engaged and mustered to
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 8 months to the credit of the
town of Petersham. [See Isaac Wells.]

Weld, Jabez Hatch, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Thomas Mayo, Jr.'s (2d) co., Col.
Eleazer Weld's detachment of militia ; service from Dec. 9 to Dec. 29, 1776, 20
days, probably at Hull ; also, Capt. Thomas Mayo's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt. of guards ; joined Nov. 6, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 27 days,
at Cambridge.

Weld, Jacob, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Moses Whiting's co.. Col. John Greaton's
regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
13 days ; also. Corporal, Capt. Edward Payson Williams's co., 36th regt. ; com-
pany return dated Camp at Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775; also, Capt. Williams's co..
Col. Greaton's regt.; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Cambridge Camp, Dec. 22, 1775.

Weld, Job, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Lemuel Child's (M Roxburj-) co.. Col. Wil-
liam Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
15 days ; reported returned home ; company discharged May 3, 1775.



822 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Weld, Job, Roxbury (also given Natick) . Private, Capt. Josepli Morse's co.. Col.
John Patersou's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 24, 1775 ;
service, 3 mos. 14 days ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat, endorsed
" Nov 'r 17th 1775."

TVeld, Job, Roxbury. Descriptive li.st dated Dorchester, June 29, 1778, of men
raised in Suffolk Co., agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, as returned by
Stephen Badlam, Superintendent for said county; Capt. INIayo's co.. Col.
Mcintosh's regt. ; age, 47 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair,
dark ; eyes, gray ; occupation, husbandman ; nationality, American ; residence,
Roxbury; engaged for town of Roxbury; conducted to camp by Capt. Davis;
also, list of men returned as received of Maj. Stephen Badlam by Capt. Robert
Davis, at Roxbury, June 4, 1778, to be delivered to Brig. Jonathan Warner, at
Fishkill ; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commis-
sioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 21, 1778;
also, list of men returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Mus-
ter Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778.

Weld, Job. Private, Capt. Abel Richards's co.. Col. Benjamin Hawes's regt. ; en-
listed Sept. 2."), 1777; discliarged Oct. 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 7 days, on a
secret expedition to Rhode Island, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home.
Roll sworn to at Dedham.

Weld, Job. Private, Capt. Robert Smith's co., Lieut. Col. Symms's detachment
of guards; enlisted Feb. 19, 1778; discharged April 26, 1778; service, 2 mos. 7
days, vmder Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston and Dorchester.

Weld, Job. Private, Capt. Moses Bullard's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt.; en-
listed July 2<;, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 8 days, including
3 days (60 miles) travel home ; company stationed at Rhode Island ; regiment
raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Weld, John, Roxbury. Private, Capt. John Baker's co., Col. Samuel Gerrish's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 92 days;
also, Cai)t. John Baker, Jr.'s (10th) co., Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (38th)
regt. ; pay roll for Aug., 1775. [See John Welds, John Well, and John Wells.]

Weld, John. List endorsed " June 22 1777," of men employed at the Laboratory
making small arms and cartridges after Col. Crafts's regt. was disbanded, as
certified by Thomas Crafts, Colonel of the Artillery; said Weld employed
1 mo. ; also, Capt. Philip Marrett's co.. Col. Crafts's regt. ; list of men who
received bounty from April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777, 8 mos. [See John Welds
and John Wells.]

Weld, John. Private, Sergt. Joshua Gore's detachment; enlisted Jan. 6, 1779;
discharged Feb. 16, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11 days; detachment raised to guard
Continental stores at Roxbury.

Weld, Jonathan, Charlton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Crafts's troop. Col. Learned's
regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ;
service, 6 days; also, Capt. William Campbell's co.. Col. Ebenezer Learned's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos.,
1 week, 5 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775, and endorsed " Rox-
bury Camp:" also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Roxbury Camp, Dec. 21, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Richardson's
CO., Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. : pay abstract for mileage from home to Dor-
chester 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 Weld credited with allowance for 3 days (64 miles) travel ; also, Capt.
Abijah Lamb's co., Col. Cushing's regt.; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777; discharged



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 823

Weld, Jonathan, cotitimied.

Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 inos. 24 days, with Northern army, including 9 days
(180 miles) travel home.

Weld, Joseph, Roxbury. Corporal, Capt. Lemuel Child's (3d Roxbury) co., Col.
William Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service,
15 days ; reported returned home ; company discharged May 3, 1775 ; also,
Private, Capt. Hopestill Hall's co., Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt. ; enlisted
Jan. 31, 1776; service to time of marching, 21 days; roll dated Dorchester.

Weld, Joshua. Private, Capt. Matthew Chambers's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's
(<)th) regt. ; returns for wages for the years 1781 and 1782 ; wages allowed said
Weld from April 2, 1781, to Feb. 13, 1782, 10 mos. 12 days ; reported died Feb.
13, 1782; also, order on Agent, late 6th Mass. regt., payable to Caleb Weld,
dated Worcester, June 1, 1784, signed by Joshua Weld, for money due his
son, said Joshua Weld, a minor; certificate on reverse of order, dated Charlton,
signed by the Selectmen, certifies that Joshua Weld, a minor, son of Joshua
Weld, of Charlton, went into the Continental service for the town of Charlton
in the year 1781 and also certifies that Joshua Weld, the father, is the legal
heir of his son ; receipt signed by Caleb Weld appears on order.

Weld, Moses (also given Moses, Jr.) , Storbridge. List of men mustered by Thomas
Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Martin's co.. Col. Bigelow's
regt.; mustered May 26, 1777; term, 3 years; also, Sergeant, Capt. Adam
Martin's co., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from May 15, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serving 28 mos. as
Corporal, 3 mos. 16 days as Sergeant ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; mus-
ter roll for Jan. -Aug., 1777, dated Van Schaick's Island and sworn to at Camp
near Half Moon ; enlisted May 15, 1777 ; reported on command at Albany ; also,
same co. and regt. ; muster roll sworn to at Camp near the " Gulph," Dec. 18,
1777; also. Corporal, same co. and regt.; return dated Feb. 3, 1778; residence,
Sturbridge ; enlisted for town of Sturbridge ; mustered by Worcester Co. Muster
Master ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated
Providence. [See Moses Wild.]

Weld, Philip Frederick. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, July 20, 1777; Capt. Brown's co.. Col.
Henry Jackson's regt. ; reported received State bounty. [See Philip Wild.]

Weld, Phixeas. Private ; return of men drafted from companies commanded by
Capts. Gore, Mayo, White, and May, who served at Nantasket in June, 1776,
under Lieut. James Morton, driving .ships from Boston liarbor; service, 3
days; also, Capt. Lemuel May's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; joined March 23,
1778 ; discharged April 5, 1778 ; service, 14 days, at Roxbury Lines ; also, Capt.
Abel Richards's co.. Col. Jonathan Cogswell's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 3, 1778 ; dis-
charged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 2 mos. 29 days, with guards at Boston ; enlist-
ment to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Weld, Samuel, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Edward Payson Williams's co., .^fitli regt. ;
company return dated Camp at Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775 ; also, Capt. Williams's
CO., Col. Greaton's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Cambridge Camp, Dec. 22, 1775.

Weld, Samuel, Jr., Roxbury. Private, Capt. Edward Payson Williams's co., .36th
regt. ; company return dated Camp at Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775 ; also, Capt. Wil-
liams's CO., Col. Greaton's regt.; order for botmty coat or its equivalent in
money dated Cambridge Camp, Dec. 22, 1775.

Weld, " Sil." List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suf-
folk Co., dated Boston, March 16, 1777; Capt. Spurr's co., Col. Nixon's regt.;
reported received State bounty. [See Solomon Weld and Solomon Welds.]



S'24: MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS ASD S.ALLORS

Weld, Solomon, Miltou. Private, Capt. John Bradley's (Miltou) co., Col. Beiija-
miu Gill's regt. ; service, 5 days; comijany marched to Dorchester Neck
March 4, 177(3, to assist army when the forts were erected on the Heights ; also,
return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. I'radley's
CO., Col. Gill's regt., dated Stoughton, June 27, 1777; residence, Milton; en-
listed for town of Milton ; joined Capt. Spur's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; enlist-
ment, 3 years. [See Sil. Weld and Solomon Welds.]

Weld, Stephen, Charlton. Private, Capt. Jacob Davis's co.. Col. Ebenezer Larned's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Iloxbury; service, 6
days.

Weld, Thomas, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Moses Whiting's co.. Col. John Greaton's
regt. of Miiiute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
28 days ; also, Corporal, Capt. Thomas Mayo, Jr.'s (2d) co.. Col. Eleazer Weld's
detachment of militia; service from Dec. 9 to Dec. 29, 1776, 20 days, probably
at Hull.

Weld, Thojlvs. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's de-
tachment of guards; muster roll dated Boston, May 14, 1778; enlistment,
3 months from April 2, 1778; also, same co. and detachment; enlisted April
16, 1778 ; discliarged July 2, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 17 days ; detachment drafted
to serve at Cambridge.

Weld, Thomas. 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 re-
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springlield,
July 18, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for
town of AVilliamsburg ; marched to camp July 18, 1780, under command of
Capt. Joseph Brown. [See Thomas Wild.]

Weld, Walter, Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Samuel Healy's co.. Col. John Jacobs's
(Light Infantry) regt. ; entered service Sept. 17, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 17 (al.so
given Nov. 16), 1779; service, 2 mos. 7 (al.so given 2 mos. 6) days, at Rhode
Island, including travel to camp and home ; mileage also allowed to Providence
and from place of discharge home (85 miles) ; company raised for 2 months ;
also, Capt. Abel jNIason's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's regt. ; enlisted July 30, 1780;
discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 13 days, including travel. (80 miles) home;
company marched to Tiverton on an alarm at Rhode Island ; also, Capt. Reuben
DaA'is's CO., Col. Luke Dniry's regt. ; detached July 17, 1781 ; marclied to join
regiment July 25, 1781 ; arrived at West Point Aug. 1, 1781 ; discharged Nov.
1, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 20 days, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; resi-
dence, Sturbridge ; engaged for town of Sturbridge ; regiment raised for
3 months.

Weld, William, Roxbury. Private, Capt. William Draper's (2d Roxbury) co..
Col. William Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service to May 3, 1775, 15 days; also, Capt. Jacob Goold's co.. Col. Greaton's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted June 11, 1775 ; service, 7 weeks
1 day; also, Capt. Goold's co., 36th regt.; company return dated Fort No. 2
[probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. Goold's co.. Col. Greaton's regt. ; order for
money in lieu of bounty coat dated Cambridge Camp, Dec. 12, 1775.

Welden, . [This name al.so appears under the form of Weldem, Welding,

Weldon, Wellden, Wellen.]

Welden, Benjamin, Dartmouth. Private, Major's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to July 6,
1777 ; residence, Dartmouth ; reported died July 6, 1777 ; also, Capt. Amasa
Soper's (4th) co.. Col. Marshall's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of en-



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 825

"Welden, Benjamin, continued.

listment, Dec. 21, 1776, to Feb. 10, 1777; credited with 52 days allowance;
subsistence also allowed for 14 days (280 miles) travel on march to Bennington ;
reported taken prisoner Feb. 7, 1777.

Welden, James, Great Barrington. Private, Capt. Peter Ingersoll's co.. Col.
David Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enli.sted May 17, 1775;
service, 2 nios., 2 weeks, 4 days; also, Capt. George King's co., Col. Hopkins's
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 15, 1776; discharged Aug. 4, 1776;
service, 20 days ; company made up of detachments from four companies and
marched to the Highlands, N. Y.

"Welden, John. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Nov. 9, 1777; Col. Crane's regt. ; reported received
State bounty ; also, Col. John Crane's (Artillerj) regt. ; return of recruits for
knapsacks and blankets, dated Boston, Feb. 2, 1778 ; reported under marching
orders.

"Welden. Joshua. Private, Capt. Benjamin Phillips's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy
Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Co. militia; entered service Dec. 23,
1776; discharged April 1, 1777; service, 100 days; company marched to
Ticonderoga.

Welden, Richard. Captain, brig "Rising Empire;" list of oflScers of armed
vessels ; commissioned April 19, 1776 ; vessel reported as at Dartmouth ; also,
Commander of an armed brig ; list of officers of armed ve.ssels ; commissioned
June 1, 1776. [See Richard "Whellen.]

"Weldern, John. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, sworn to at
Hopkinton, Feb. 8, 1780; engaged for town of Hopkinton ; joined Capt. Allen's
CO., Col. Crain's regt. ; engaged by Henry Mellen, Jonathan Hall, and John
Freeland, Committee; term, 3 years.

"Welding, Boston. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for
"Worcester Co., to serve in Col. "Waid's ("Wade's) regt. at Rhode Island [year
not given] ; Capt. Cutler's co.

"Welding, James, Great Barrington. Private, Capt. Peter Ingersoll's co.. Col.
David Brewer's (9th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also,
Capt. Ingersoll's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered ser-
vice July 1, 1777; discharged July 30, 1777 ; service, 30 days.

"Weldon, Isaac. Private, Lieut. Joseph Famam's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
regt.; entered service Sept. 5, 1777; discharged Sept. 30, 1777; service, 26
days ; company marched from Lanesborough to Pawlet.

"Welds, Benjamin. Matross, Capt. Philip Marett's (5th) co.. Col. Tliomas Crafts's
(Artillery) regt. ; service between May 7, 1777, and Aug. 1, 1777, 66 days.
Roll sworn to at Boston. [See Benjamin "Weld and Benjamin "Wells.]

"Welds, Benjamin. Private, Capt. John Putnam's co. ; return dated June 22,
1778; company detached from Col. John Holman's regt. to serve for 21 days at
Providence, R. I. [See Benjamin "Wells.]

Welds, Caleb. List of men mustered to serve in the Continental Army for the
term of 9 months ; said Welds appears among men belonging to Capt. Nickels's
CO. and other companies in Col. Holman's regt. ; engaged for town of Charlton :
mustered May 15 [year not given, probably 1778].

"Welds, Elijah. Private, Capt. John Walton's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of
guards; joined Jan. 12, 1778; service to April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 22 days, at Cam-
bridge guarding troops of convention.



826 ]VIASSACI1USETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Welds, Job, Brookline. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Belclier's co. ; marched Sept. 2,
1779; discharged Oct. 31, 177'.t; service, 2 mos., under Maj. Gen. Hancock at
Castle Island.

Welds, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Pettengill's (10th) co., Lieut Col. Baldwin's
(:38th) regt. ; pay abstract for Sept., 1775. [See John Weld, John Well, and
John Wells.]

Welds, John. Matross, Capt. Philip Marett's (5th) co., Col. Thomas Crafts's
(Artillery) regt.; service between May 7, 1777, and Au^- 1, 1777, (Jfi days.
Roll sworn to at Boston. [See John Weld and John Wells.]

Welds, Solomon. Private, Capt. John Spurr's co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's regt.;
return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, etc., certified at
Camp near Pcekskill, Feb. 1(5, 1779; reported died Nov. 3, year not given.
[See Sil. Weld and Solomon Weld.]

Welerore, Israel. Seaman, sloop " Republic," commanded bj' Capt. John Foster
Williams; engaged Sept. 5, 1770; discharged Nov. 18, 1770; service, 2 mos.
13 days; officers and crew discharged at Boston.

Welech, Roger, Pittsfield. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re-
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780.

Weler, Joseph. Private, Capt. Abraham Andrews's co.. Col. Cyprian How's regt. ;
entered service July 27, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 7 days,
including 3 days (65 miles) travel home ; regiment detached from Middlesex
Co. militia to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Welf, Samuel James. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve
in the Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent ; age,
26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 in.; complexion, black; occupation, farmer; engaged
for town of West Springfield ; engaged Aug. 28, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Welger, Daniel. Private, Capt. Jobn Redman's co., in a regiment commanded
by Lieut. Col. John Parke; pay roll for Aug., 1778.

Well, Benjamin, Salem. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 1st Essex Co. regt., sworn to at Salem, Feb. 17, 1778, by Joseph Sprague,
1st military officer of said town ; residence, Salem ; engaged for town of Salem ;
term, 3 years or during war.

Well, Benjamin. Lieutenant, Capt. Timothy Remick's (8th) co.. Col. Joseph
Vose's (1st) regt.; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for
July, 1781, dated Camp near Dobbs's Ferry; appointed Jan. 6, 1780.

Well, John. Capt. Joseph Pettengill's co.. Col Loamnii Baldwin's (38th) regt.;
order for bounty coat dated Camp at Sewall's Point, Nov. 19, 1775. [See John
Weld, John Welds, and John Wells.]

Well, John. Captain, Col. Timothy Robinson's detachment of Hampshire Co.
militia; entered service Dec. 23, 1776; discharged April 1, 1777; service, 100
days, at Ticonderoga.

Well, Joseph. Private, Capt. Christopher Banister's co.. Col. David Weels's
(Wells's) regt.; enlisted May 8, 1777; discharged July 8, 1777; service, 2 mos.
7 days, on expedition to Ticonderoga, including travel (140 miles) home.

Wellar, Dan. Private, Capt. William Wells's detachment of militia, 3d Berk-
shire Co. regt.; entered service Oct. 30, 1781; discliarged Nov. 7, 1781; ser-
vice, 8 days ; detachment marched on the alarm at Saratoga of Oct. 29, 1781.



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 827

■\Vellar, "William. Private, Capt. Joel Stevens's co., Col. David Rossiter's regt. ;
entered service Oct. 12, 1781; discharged Oct. 25, 1781; service, 13 days, on an
alarm at Saratoga. Roll dated Pittsfield.

Wellard, Ephraim. Returns of service rendered by men belonging to the com-
pany commanded by Capt. Edward Blake after April -, 1776 ; said "SVellard
appears among men who marched at request of Gen. Spencer in Oct., 1777, on an
alarm ; al.so among men drafted to go to Slade's Ferry in Jan., 1778, with Capt.
Fales to serve for 3 months ; reported as having hired Simeon Crosmond, Jr.,
to serve in his place.

Wellard, Ephraim, Jr. Capt. James Burt's co.. Col. Whitcomb's regt.; com-
pany receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Prospect Hill. [See Israel
Willard.]

"Wellard, John. Order on Paymaster General, payable to Joseph ShurtlelT,
Quarter Master, endorsed " Hull July 15, 177(5," signed by said Wellard, Cor-
poral, and others belonging to Capt. Andrew Ha-skell's co.. Col. T. Marshall's
regt., for advance pay for 1 month, travel allowance, etc.

Wellden, Richard. Capt. Asa Danforth's co. of volunteers; service, 20 days;
company marched from Brookfield Sept. 23, 1777, to join army under Gen.
Gates at the Northward. [Name appears as Richard Wellen on a duplicate
roll.]

Wellen, Richard. Captain, 1st Edgartown co.. Col. Beriah Norton's (Dukes Co.)
regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said
regiment ; ordered in Council A]>ril -, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ;
Matthew Mayhew reported commissioned June 7, 1776, in place of said
Wellen.

Wellen, Richard. Private, Capt. Asa Danforth's co. of volunteers. Col. Con-
vers's regt.; service, 20 days; company marched from Brookfield Sept. 23,
1777, to join army under Gen. Gates at the Northward. [Name appears as



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