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Richard Wellden on a duplicate roll.]

Weller, . [This name also appears under the form of Wellar, Wilier.]

Weller, Abner, Westfield. Private, Capt. Joshua L. Woodbridge's co., Col.
Nathan Tyler's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1779 ; discharged Dec. 25, 1779 ; service,
5 mos., at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Newport; also, same co. and regt. ;
pay roll for Dec, 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 5 days service at
Rhode Island, travel (110 miles) included ; also, return of 3 and 6 months men
raised in Hampshire Co. from (late) Col. Moseley's regt. by order of Brig.
Gen. Danderson (Danielson) , dated Hampshire Co., Oct. 26, 1780; said Weller
returned as among men belonging to Capt. ^losele's, Capt. Kellog's, and Lieut.
Salt's [ ?] cos. ; engaged for town of Westfield ; term, 3 months.

Weller, Daniel. List of men who marched from Pittsfield to Ticonderoga Dec.
16, 1776, under command of Lieut. James Hubbard, and were dismissed March
16, 1777 ; service, 13 weeks ; also, list of men who marched from Pittsfield to
Kinderhook after inimical persons May 4, 1777, under command of Capt. John
Strong, and were dismissed May 11, 1777 ; service, 1 week.

Weller, Daniel. Private, Capt. Peter Clayes's (Light Infantry) co., Lieut. Col.
Calvin Smith's regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782; wages allowed said
Weller from April 10, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 8 mos. 22 days; reported sick
in Aug. and Sept., 1782; also, order on Thomas Ivors, State Treasurer, paya-
ble to Joseph Wait, dated Garrison West Point, Dec. 9, 1783, signed by said
Weller, for wages for service from April 10, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, in (late)
6th Mass. regt.



828 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



"Weller, JoHX. Capt. JohnCalleudcr'sco., Col. Gridley'sregt. ; receipt for advance
pay, signed by said Weller, dated June 23, 1775.

Wbller, Joseph. List of men probably raised for Continental service [year not
given] ; credited to town of Murrayfield. *

Weller, Justus (also given Justice) , Westiield. Corporal, Capt. Warhani Parks's
CO., Col. Timothy Dauielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted
May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. -1 days; also, company return dated Koxbury
[probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat endorsed " Nov'r 20 " [1775].

"Weller, Martin, Westfield. Private, Capt. Warliam Parks's co., Col. Timothy
Danielson's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 4 days ; also, company return dated Koxbury [probably Oct., 1775] ;
0^50, order for money in lieu of bomity coat dated Camp at Koxbury, Dec. 23,
1775.

"Weller, Samuel. List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778,
by Truman Wheler, JNIuster Master for Berkshire Co. ; Capt. Worrin's co., Col.
Bailey's regt. ; term, 3 years or during war; reported received State bounty.

Welles, Caesar. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Chri.stopher Greene's (1st
Rhode Island) battalion; muster roll made up to Sept. 30, 1778; enli.sted
March 3 [year not given]; enlistment, during war; also, same co. and bat-
talion; muster roll for Dec, 1778.

Welles, David, Hatfield. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Seth Murray's co.. Col. Pomeroy's regt., endorsed "1777;" resi-
dence, Hatfield; engaged for town of Hatfield; joined Capt. Stoddard's co..
Col. Vose's regt. ; term, 3 years.

Welles, David. Lieutenant Colonel, 5th Hampshire Co. regt., Brig. Gen. Timothy
Danielson's brigade; general return of Mass. militia made by Adj. Gen. Peleg
Wadsworth, dated July 5, 1779.

Welles, Ebenezer, Jr. 1st Lieutenant, 3d co., 5th Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass.
militia; list of officers; commissioned Aug. 14, 1780.

Welles, John. 2d Lieutenant, .3d co., 5th Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia;
list of officers ; commissioned Aug. 14, 1780.

Welles, Peter. Petition dated Boston, Nov. 25, 1780, signed by Stephen Higgin-
son, of Boston, a.sking that .said Welles be commissioned as commander of the
brigantine " Betsy " (privateer) ; advised in Council Nov. 29, 1780, that a com-
mission be issued ; also, petition dated Boston, Oct. 17, 1782, signed by Stephen
Higginson and William Parsons, of Boston, asking that said Welles be com-
missioned as commander of the brigantine " Peacock " (privateer) ; advised
in Council Oct. 18, 1782, that a commission bo issued.

Welles, Samuel. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Lawrence King's [ ? ] 13th co., 5th Hamp-
shire Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers [year not given].

Welles, William. Corporal, Capt. Zebulon Norton's co.. Col. John Ashley's
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 14, 1777 ;
service, 23 days, at the Northward, travel (70 miles) included. Roll dated
Equivalent.

Welles, William. Descriptive return dated Boston, Jan. 5, 1781, made by Edward
Procter, Colonel of Boston regt., of men who had enlisted to .serve in the militia
under Brig. Gen. Jolin Fellows for the term of 3 months from tlie time of their
arrival at place of rendezvous, unless sooner discharged, and who had received
bounty and mileage due tliem of said Col. Procter; Capt. Hodgdon's co. ; age,
22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. : complexion, light.



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Wellington, . [This name also appears under the form of Wilengton, Wil-

ingtonj Willington, Willinton.]

Wellington, Benjamin, Lexington. Private, in a detachment from Lexington
militia co. commanded hy Capt. John Parker; service, 5 days; detachment
reported on command at Cambridge from May 6 to May 10, 1775, by order of
Committee of Safety; also, Capt. John Bridge's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt. ; service from March 4 to March 8, 1776, 5 days ; company stationed at
Roxbury; also, Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Farrar's co.. Col. Reed's regt.; en-
gaged Sept. 29, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 7, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 10 days ; com-
pany detached from Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. to reinforce army imder Gen.
Gates at the Northward.

Wellington, Benjamin. Clerk; copy of a list of commissioned and non-commis-
sioned officers chosen by the town company, dated Asbby, Sept. 29, 1777.

Wellington, Eli.jah. Sergeant, Capt. William Smith's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.;
order for advance pay, signed by said Wellington and others, dated Cambridge,
July 7, 1775.

Wellington, Elisha. Receipt dated Lincoln, Sept. 21, 177H, signed by said Wel-
lington and others belonging to Capt. John Hartwell's co.. Col. Eleazer
Brooks's regt., for wages for service in March, 1776, at the time of taking
Dorchester Heights.

Wellington, Elisha. Capt. Child's co., 25th regt. ; company receipt, given to
Capt. Child, for wages for July, 1776, dated Mt. Independence, Nov. 3, 1776.

Wellington, Enoch, Lexington. Private, in a detachment from Lexington militia
CO. commanded by Capt. John Bridge ; service, 5 days ; detachment reported
on command at Cambridge from May 11 to May 15, 1775, by order of Committee
of Safety.

Wellington, Enoch. Capt. John Wood's co.. Col. Samuel Gerrish's regt. ; order
for advance pay, signed by said Wellington and others, dated Cambridge, June
1, 1775.

Wellington, Enoch. List of men who guarded the cannon at Lexington and
thence to Cambridge ; warrant for pay allowed in Council April 26, 1776.

Wellington, Enoch. Private, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co.. Col. Brooks's regt.
of guards ; joined Feb. 9, 1778 ; service to April 3, 1778, 53 days, at Cambridge.

Wellington, George, Waltham. Private, Capt. Abijah Child's co., Lieut. Col.
William Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return
dated Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; reported discharged July 28, 1775,
and place taken by Bennett Foster ; also, receipt for money in lieu of bounty
coat dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 25, 1775.

Wellington, John. Capt. Abner Crafts's co.. Col. Bond's regt. ; order for bounty
coat dated Camp at Cambridge, Nov. 13, 1775.

Wellington, John. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Charlton for
service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 11, 1780: dis-
charged Jan. 5, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 2 days, including 8 days (160 miles) travel
from West Point to Charlton.

"Wellington, Jonathan. Drummer, Capt. Daniel Whiting's co.. Col. Asa Whet-
comb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776 ; engaged
Jan. 1, 1776; reported re-engaged Nov. 24, 1776, as Drummer in Capt. Wel-
lington's CO., Col. Wigglesworth's regt., but to remain in Col. Whitcomb's
regt. until Dec. 31, 1776.



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Wellington, Josiah. Sergeant, Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co., Col. Jonathan
Brewer's regt. ; order for bounty coat dated Prosi^ect Hill, Nov. 13, 1775 [name
crossed out on order].

Wkllington, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Aliijah Lamb's co.. Col. Cu-shing's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 21), 1777 ; service, 3 nios. 24 days, with
Northern armj', including ii days (ISO miles) travel home ; roll swoni to in
Worcester Co. ; also, 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. Lamb's co. ; also, Private, Capt. Samuel Lamb's co..
Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted May 9, 1778; service to Jan. 1, 1779, 7
mos. 26 days, at Rhode Island, including travel from camp home ; also, same
CO. and regt.; muster roll dated Warwick, Nov. 7, 1778; also, same co. and
regt. ; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 22, Nov. 13, and
Dec. 30, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; also, pay roll for 6 months
men raised by the town of Charlton for service in the Continental Army dur-
ing 1780; marched July 4, 1780; discharged Jan. G, 1781; service, 6 mos. 10
days, including 8 days (160 miles) travel from West Point to Charlton.

Wellington, Pomp. Certificate -dated Cambridge, Oct. 1, 1781, signed by Jeduthan
Wellington and others, a class to procure a man to serve in the Continental
Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, certifying
that they had procured said Pomp Wellington to perform the service at a cost
of 225 silver dollars.

Wellington, Samuel. Capt. Jonathan Holman's co.. Col. Doolittle's regt. ; order
for advance pay, signed by said Wellington and others, dated Cambridge, June
10, 1775; reported as having taken the oath in Middlesex Co. June 10, 1775,
required by Congress to be taken by the Mass. army.

Wellington, Th.vddeus. Private, Capt. Daniel Whiting's co.. Col. Asa Whet-
comb's regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776 ; enlisted
Jan. 1, 1776; reported discharged Aug. 1, 1776.

Wellington, Thaddeus. Capt. Abijah Child's co. ; pay abstract for mileage, etc.,
from Ticonderoga home in 1776, dated July 10, 1777. [Name crossed out on
abstract. ]

Wellington, Timothy, Lexington. Private, in a detachment from Lexington
militia co. commanded by Capt. John Parker; service, 2 days; detachment
reported on command at Cambridge from June 17 to June 18, 1775, by order
of Committee of Safety; also, Sergeant, Capt. John Bridge's co., Col. Eleazer
Brooks's regt. ; service from March 4 to March 8, 1776, 5 days; company sta-
tioned at Roxbury.

Wellis, James, Middleborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Anny from Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co.. Col. Sprout's (4th Plymouth Co.)
regt., dated Feb. 19, 1778; residence, Middleborough; engaged for town of
Middleborough; joined Capt. Wadsworth's co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; term, 3
years.

Wellman, . [This name also ajjpears under the form of Weehnan, Wellmon,

Welman, Welmon, Willman, Willmon, Wilnian.]

Wellman, Abel. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Ajiril 13, 1777; Capt. Brown's co.. Col. Bigelow's
regt. ; reported received State bounty. [See Abraham Wellman.]

Wellman, Abraham, Lynn. Private, Capt. Joshua Brown's co.. Col. Timothy
Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 10,
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Jan. -Aug.,



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Wkllman, Abraham, continued.

1777, dated Van Schaick's Island ; enlisted April 10, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ;
also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Feb. 3, 1778; residence, Lynn; enlisted
for town of Lynn; mustered by Suffolk Co. Muster Master; also, same co.
and regt. ; pay rolls for Feb., Marcli, and April, 1779, sworn to at Providence;
reported sick and absent in March and Ajiril, 1779; also, Lieut. Osgood Carle-
ton's CO. of invalids stationed at Boston, Col. Lewis Nichola's regt. ; muster
rolls dated Sept. 9, and Oct. 2, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for
Oct., 1779; reported sick and absent ; also reported doing duty in Boston. [See
Abel Wellman.]

Wellman, Adam, Salem. Master, brigantine " Rover; " descriptive list of officers
and crew, sworn to June 30, 1780; age, 26 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; com-
plexion, light; residence, Salem; also, petition dated Boston, May 31, 1782,
signed by Nathan Goodale, in behalf of Jonathan Gardner and others, of Salem,
asking that said Wellman be commissioned as commander of the .schooner
" Jackall" (privateer) ; advised in Council June 1, 1782, that a commission
be issued.

Wellman, Adam, Wrentham. Matross, Capt. Perez Cushing's co. ; pay abstract
for mileage from home to camp at Boston where company joined Col. Thomas
Crafts's (Artillery) regt., etc., sworn to at Boston, Dec. 7, 1776; also, Gunner,
Capt. Cushing's (9th) co., Col. Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; joined regiment Nov.
9, 1776 ; service to Feb. 1, 1777, 2 mos. 21 days.

Wellman, Asa, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Josiah Smith's co.. Col. Whitney's
regt.; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Camp at Hull, July
13, 1776; also, list of men mustered by James Leonard, Muster Master for
Bristol Co., dated Sept. 2, 1777; Capt. Silas Cobb's co., Col. Danforth Keyes's
regt.; also. Private, Capt. Cobb's co., Col. Keyes's regt.; enlisted Aug. 22,
1777; service to Jan. 2, 1778, 4 mos. 11 days, at Rhode Island ; also, same co.
and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1777, dated Providence.

Welljlan, Caleb. Private, Capt. Zadok Buffinton's co., Col. Samuel Johnson's
regt.; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777, at Cambridge ; service,
3 mos. 16 days, in Northern department ; company raised to serve until Nov.
30, 1777; roll sworn to at Salem; also, Capt. Addison Richard.son's co.. Col.
Wade's regt. ; entered service July 12, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service,
3 mos. 11 days, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; regiment detached
from Essex Co. militia to serve for 3 months.

Wellman, Ebenezer, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Abiel Clap's (Mansfield) co. of
INIinute-men, Col. John Daggett's regt., which marched in response to the
alarm of April 19, 1775; service between April 19, and April 29, 1776 [5], 4
days; also, Capt. Moses Knap's co.. Col. Joseph Read's regt.; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 3 mos. 7 days; also, receipt
for bounty coat dated Mansfield, Nov. 14, 1775.

Wellman, Ebenezer, Norton. Private, Capt. Samuel Robinson's co. ; enlisted
June 21, 1778; service, 22 days, at Rhode Island; company raised to serve in
Col. Wade's regt. for 21 days from July [ Jiine] 21, 1778.

Wellman, Ebenezer. Private, 1st Lieut. John Dean's co.. Col. John Daggett's
(4th Bristol Co.) regt. ; service, 25 days; company made up of 3d and 7th cos.
in said regiment and marched on the alarm at Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776.

Welljian, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. John Dean's co.. Col. Isaac Dean's (4th
Bristol Co.) regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; ser-
vice, 9 days, at Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, including travel (2
days) home. Roll dated Mansfield.



832 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

AVkllman, Elijah. Private, Capt. Stephen Richardson's co. ; marched Sept. 25,
1777 ; discharged Oct. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 6 days ; company marched from
Attleborough under command of Col. George Williams on a secret expedition.

"Welljian, Jacob, Stoughton (also given Mansfield). Private, Cajn. Moses Knap's
CO., Col. William Sheppard's (3d) regt. ; Continental Army pay accomits for
service from March 12, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town of Stoughton-
liam ; also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Jan. 30, 1778 ; residence, Stough-
ton ; enlisted for town of Stoughton ; mustered by State and Continental
Muster Masters; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls for Oct. and Nov.,
1778, dated Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for March and
April, 1779, dated Providence ; enlisted March 12, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ;
reported transferred to Capt. Wright's co. ; also, Capt. John Wright's (Light
Infantry) co., Col. Sliepard's regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779,
dated Providence; also, descriptive li.st of men belonging to Col. Sliepard's
(4tli) regt. who re-enlisted subsequent to Sept. 30, 1779, dated Pud's High-
lands, Feb. 23, 1780; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light ; hair,
light; residence, Stoughton; also, Corporal, Capt. Seth Banister's co., Col.
Sliepard's regt. ; muster rolls for May and July, 1781, dated Phillipsburgh ;
reported with light infantry at the Southward in May, 1781, with liglit infantry
in July, 1781; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, dated Camp at Peekskill ; re-
ported with light infantry; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Continental
Village; also, muster rolls for Oct., 1781-Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts.

Wellman, Jacob. Private, Capt. Seth Clark's co. ; service between July 1, 1775,
and Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 4 days, in defence of seacoast. Roll sworn to in
Barnstable Co.

Wellman, Jacob. Private, Capt. Mo.ses Willmarth'sco., Col. Thomas Carpenter's
regt. ; service between Aug. 17, 1778, and Sept. 9, 1778, 18 days, on expedition
to Rhode Island.

Wellman, Jesse, Lynn. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Bancroft's co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days.

Wellman, John. Capt. John Fuller's co. ; receipt for bounty coat dated Charles-
town, Sept. 14, 1775.

Wellman, John. Sergeant, Capt. Gideon Parker's co.. Col. Moses Little's (12th)
regt. ; engaged Jan. 1, 1776 [service not given].

Wellman, John. Surgeon, brigantine " Hawke," commanded by Capt. Jonathan
Cakes; engaged May 3, 1777; service, 1 mo., with the fleet under Commodore
John Manly.

Wellman, Jonathan, Lynn. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Bancroft's co., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days.

Wellman, Joseph, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Abiel Clap's (Mansfield) co. of
Minute-men, Col. John Dagget's regt., which marcliod in response to the alarm
of April 19, 1775; service from April 19 to April 29, 1776 [5], 11 days; also,
Capt. Silas Cobb's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug.
1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 week; also, company return
dated Oct. 6, 1775.

Wellman, Joseph, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Abner Crane's co.. Col. John
Robinson's regt.; jiay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from camp home,
dated North Kingston, Dec. 31, 1777; credited with allowance for 2 days {[Mi
miles) travel.

Wellman, Joseph. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co.. Col. Benjamin Hawes's
regt. ; service from Sept. 25, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, 35 days, on a secret expedi-
tion. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.



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833



Wellman, Joseph. Private, Capt. Samuel Fislier's co. ; discliarged Sept. 12, 1779
service, 1 mo. 2 days; company detached from militia and ordered to serve a
Rhode Island for 4 weeks in a regiment under Capt. Samuel Fisher. Roll
sworn to at Wrentham and endorsed " Colo. Benja. Haws Regiment.

Well^ian, Joseph. Private, Capt. Israel TroWs co., Col. Isaac Dean's regt^; en-
tered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 9 days, at Rhode
Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. Roll dated Norton.

Wellman, Levi. List of men mustered [year not given, probably 1778] ; said Well-
man 'appears among men raised from Col. Converse's regt. for the term of 9
months; Capt. Leonard's co. ; engaged for town of Hardwick ; aZso, list of men
raised in Worcester Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival
at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as received of Jon-
athan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; engaged for
town of Hardwick; arrived at Fishkill June 19, 1778; also, descriptive list of
men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agree-
able to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commis-
sioner, by Col. Timothy Bigelow, at Springfield, Sept. 7, 1780; age, 22 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for town of Hardwick ; arrived
at Springfield Sept. 4, 1780; marched to camp Sept. 7, 1780, under command
of Ensign Simonds ; also, pay roll for « months men raised by the town of
Hardwick for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched Sept. 1,
1780; discharged Dec. 20, 1780; service, 3 mos. 20 days, in the state of New
York, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; also, receipt dated Worcester,
May 24, 1782, for bounty paid said Wellman by John Page, Chairman of Class
No. 6 of the town of Hardwick, to serve in the Continental Army for the term
of 3 years.
Wellman, Oliver, Mansfield. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce tlie Con-
tinental Army for the term of (i months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780,
returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover,
at Springfield, July 14, 1780; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion,
ruddy ; engaged for town of Mansfield ; marched to camp July 14, 1780, under
command of Capt. Hancock ; 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. Private ; pay roll for 6 months men raised
by the town of Mansfield for service in the Continental Army during 1780 :
marched to camp July 15, 1780; discharged Jan. 15, 1781; service, 6 mos. 11
days, including travel (200 miles) home.

Wellman, Oliver, Salem. Descriptive list of oflicers and crew of the ship
" Junius Brutus," commanded by Capt. John Leach, dated Salem, June 15,
1780 ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 4 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light ; residence, Salem.

Wellman, Oliver. Private, Capt. Israel Trow's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ;
service between May 14, 1777, and July 6, 1777, 46 days, at Rhode Island ; also,
Capt. Isaac Hodges's co.. Col. John Hatheway's regt. ; company return dated
Little Compton, April 10, 1779 ; statement affixed dated April 30, 1842, acknowl-
edging receipt of the return from Israel Fisher, of Warwick, who served in
above company, also states that said Fisher claimed the service was for 5 or
6 mos. at Rhode Island.

Wellman, Peter, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Abiel Clap's (Mansfield) co. of
Minute-men, Col. John Dagget's regt., which marched in response to the alarm
of April 19, 1775 ; service from April 19 to April 29, 1776 [5], 11 days.

Wellman, Peter. Private, Capt. Josiah Keith's co., Col. John Daggett's regt. ;
entered service Aug. 25, 1778; discharged Sept. 3, 1778; service, 9 days, on
expedition to Rhode Island, including travel (3 days) home.



834 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Wellman, Peter. Private, Capt. Job Cushing'sco., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's
regt. ; enlisted June 20, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 15 (also given
12) days, at Tiverton, R. I., including 3 days (55 miles) travel home.

"Wellman, Samuel, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Abiel Clap's (Mansfield) co. of
ISIinute-men, Col. John Dagget's rcgt., which marched in response to the
alarm of April 19, 1775; service from April 19 to April 29, 177G [5], 11 days;
also, Capt. Silas Cobb's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 week; also, company
return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

"Wellman, Silas, Mansfield (also given Stoughton) . Private, Capt. Abiel Clap's
(Mansfield) co. of Minute-men, Col. John Daggett's regt., which marched in
response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service from April 19 to April 29,
177G[5], 11 days; a/so, Capt. Silas Cobb's co., Col. Timothy "Walker's regt.;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 week ;
also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, 1st Lieut. John Dean's co.. Col.
John Daggett's (4th Bristol Co.) regt.; service, 10 days; company made up
from 3d and 7th cos. in said regiment and marchinl on the alarm at Rhode
• Island of Deft. 8, 1776; also. Private, Capt. Moses Knap's co.. Col. "William



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