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Sheppard's (3d) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March
12, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Jan. 30, 1778:
residence, Mansfield ; enlisted for town of Mansfield ; mustered by State and
Continental Muster Masters; aZso, 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. Shepard's regt. ; muster roll for March and April,
1779, dated Providence ; also, descriptive list of men belonging to Col. Shepard's
(4th) regt. who re-enlisted subsequent to Sept. 30, 1779, dated Bud's High-
lands, Feb. 23, 1780 ; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark brown ;
hair, dark brown ; residence, Stoughton ; also. Private, Capt. Seth Banister's
CO., Col. Shepard's regt. ; muster rolls for May and July, 1781, dated Pliillips-
burgh ; reported at West Point in May, 1781 ; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781,
dated Camp at Peekskill; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Continental
Village; also, muster rolls for Oct., 1781-Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts.

Wellman, Thomas, LJ^m. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Bancroft's co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days.

Wellman, Thomas. Private, Capt. Zadok Buffinton's co.. Col. Samuel Johnson's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777, at Cambridge ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 16 days, in Northern department ; comjiany raised to serve until
Nov. 30, 1777. Roll sworn to at Salem.

Wellman, Timothy, Norton. Private, Capt. Isaac Ilodges's co.. Col. John Daggit's
(Daggett's) regt. ; service, 17 days, including travel (.'54 miles each way) from
Norton to Tiverton, R. I., and return ; company served in Dec, 1776, and Jan.,

1777, on an alarm ; 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, Capt. Cobb's co.. Col. Keyes's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 26, 1777 ; service
to Jan. 2, 1778, 4 mos. 7 days, at Rhode Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay
roll for Dec, 1777, dated Providence; also, Capt. Israel Trow's co.. Col. John

• Daggett's regt.; entered service Jan. 12, 1778; discharged March 31, 1778;
service, 2 mos. 20 days; company drafted to serve for 3 months from Jan. 1,

1778, under Maj. Gen. Spencer at Rhode Island; also, Capt. Samuel White's
CO., Col. Tliomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered service Aug. 18, 1778; discharged
Sept. 8, 1778; service, 22 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.



IX THE W.VR OF THE REVOLUTION. 835

Well\la.n, Timothy. Seaman, brigantine " TjTannicide," commanded by Capt.
Jonathan Haraden ; engaged March 15, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777. Roll
sworn to in Suffolk Co.

"Wellman, Timothy. Li.st of officers and crew of the brigantine "Griffin," com-
manded by Capt. Gideon Henfield, sworn to May 23, 1780 ; reported rated 1
share.

"Well>ian, William, Norton. Private, Maj. Cogswell's co., Col. Joseph Vose's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec.
31, 1779; also, Capt. Nathaniel Cushing'sco., Col. Vose's (Hth) regt. ; pay roll
for Dec, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; pay rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1779,
sworn to at Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for March and
April, 1779, dated Providence ; term, during war (also given 3 years) ; also,
Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co.. Col. Vose's (l.st) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781,
dated "West Point ; also, muster roll for April, 1781, dated Garrison West Point ;
reported a ferryman; also, muster roll for June, 1781, sworn to in Camp at
Phillipsburgh ; reported died June 12, 1781 ; also, list dated Boston, Jan. 28,
1803, returned by John Avery, Secretary, and J. Jackson, Treasurer, of men
who had enlisted into the Continental Army and actually served 3 years and
were accordingly entitled to gratuities under resolves of March 4, 1801, and
June 19, 1801 ; 1st Mass. regt. ; reported drowned.

Wellmar, Ebenezer. Capt. Abiel Clap's co.. Col. Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) regt. ;
service, 34 days ; company marched to Rhode Island July 24, 1777.

Wellmarth, Bexoni, Attleborough. Private, Capt. James Keith's co.. Col. Paul
Dudley Sargent's regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775].

Wellmon, Ebenezer, Mansfield. Private, Capt. Moses Knap's co.. Col. Joseph
Read's regt. ; company return dated Roxbury, Sept. 25, 1775.

Wellmon, John, Lunenburg. Corporal, Capt. John Fuller's co.. Col. Asa Whit-
comb's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

Wellmon, Joseph, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Samuel Cowell's co., Col. John
Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 9 days.

Wellmon, William. Receipt for boimties paid said Wellmon and others for en-
listing into the Continental Army, sworn to March 8, 1777, as having been
paid by Col. Benjamin Brown, Muster Master; said Wellmon joined Capt.
Nathaniel Cushing's co.. Col. Paterson's regt.

Wellocks, Peter. Ensign, Capt. Peter Porter's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.;
pay abstract for mileage, etc., dated Dec. 1, 1776 ; mileage for 80 miles allowed
said Wellocks.

Wells, . [This name also appears under the form of Wailles, Wails, Wealls,

Weels, Well, Welles, Wels, Wills, Wolle.]

Wells, Abdiel, Philadelphia. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. Spoor's co., Col. Ashley's regt. [year not given] ; residence,
Philadelphia; engaged for town of Sheffield; joined Capt. Bartlett's co.. Col.
Weston's (Wesson's) regt. ; term, 3 years. [See Abre Wells.]

Wells, Abre (also given Abzey), Sheffield. Private, Lieut. Col. Mellen's co.,
Col. James Wesson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 18, 1778, to Jan. 15, 1779; residence, Sheffield; reported deserted: also,
Capt. Samuel Bartlett's co.. Col. Wesson's regt. ; return [year not given] : re-
ported deserted April 13, 1777 [ ? ]. See Abdiel Wells.

Wells, Agrippa, Greenfield. Captain, Col. Samuel Williams's regt. of Minute-
men, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775;
left place of rendezvous May 1, 1775 ; service, 10 days ; reported enlisted into



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Wells, Agrippa, continued.

the army; also, Captam, Col. Asa Whetcomb's regt. ; return of men in camp
at Cambridge, dated May 2"), 1775; resolved in Provincial Congress May 26,

1775, that officers of said regiment be commissioned ; also, Captain, Col. Whit-
comb's (23d) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 1, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company receipt for wages for Sejit., 1775, dated
Camp at Prospect Hill; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, re-
ceipt given to Col. Nathaniel Wade, dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 17, 1775, signed
by said Wells, Captain, for 23 watch coats belonging to the main guard ; also,
Captain, Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance and
mileage from place of discharge home, sworn to at Deerfield, Dec. 10, 1777 ; 121
miles travel allowed said Wells; company served at Ticonderoga for 3 months
from Sept. 1, 1776; also. Captain, Col. Porter's regt., marched from home
July 9, 1777; engaged 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; also. Captain, 10th co , Lieut. Col.
Wells's (5th Hampshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commis-
sioned June 19, 1780.

Wells, Alexander, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Waide's co. ; company
return dated June 5, 1775; company marched to Cambridge; also, Capt.
Wade's co.. Col. Moses Little's (17th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted May 15, 1775; service, 2 mos. 8 days; also, company return [probably
Oct., 1775]; age, 25 yrs. ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated
Dec. 21, 1775.

Wells, Andrew. Private, Capt. Benjamin Plummer's co. ; service from Sept. 5,

1776, to date of discharge, Dec. 10, 1776; company stationed at St. Georges for
defence of seacoast.

Wells, Andrew. Private, Capt. Nicholas Crosby's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's
regt. ; entered service July 22, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days; certificate on roll
certifies that said company was raised for expedition against St. Johns river,
N. S., for the term of 6 months, and was in readiness to enter on said service
until date of discharge, Sept. 4, 1777 ; roll sworn to at Penobscot ; also, Capt.
Philip M. Ulmer's co.. Col. McCobb's regt. ; service from July 8, 1779, to Sept.
24, 1779, 2 mos. 16 days, on Penobscot expedition.

Wells, Anthony. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship "Aurora"
(privateer) , commanded by Capt. David Porter, dated Boston, Jvme 16, 1781 ;
age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.

Wells, Asa. Private, Capt. Agrippa Wells's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; pay
abstract for travel allowance and mileage from place of discharge home, sworn
to at Deerfield, Dec. 10, 1777; 100 miles travel allowed said Wells; company
served at Ticonderoga for 3 months from Sept. 1, 1776; also, Capt. Timothy
Childs's CO., Col. David Leonard's regt.; .service, 1 mo. 17 days; company
raised Feb. 24, 1777, for service at Ticonderoga; also, Capt. Amasa Sheldon's
CO., Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ; enlisted July 10, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12,
1777; service, 1 mo. 8 days, on expedition to Northern department, including
travel (100 miles) home; roll sworn to at Deerfield.

Wells, Asa. Fifer, Capt. Hezekiah Russell's (2d) co. of volunteers, 2d Hampshire
Co. regt. ; service against the insurgents at Northampton May 6, June 15, 16,
and 17, 1782, 4 days, by order of Elisha Porter, Sheriff.

Wells, Asahel, Shelbume. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army,
as returned by Lieut. Benjamin Nash ; residence, Shelbume ; engaged for
town of Shelburno : joined Capt. Brs^ant's co., Col. Grain's regt. ; term, 3 years;
also, Matross, Capt. Bryant's co., Col. Mason's corps of artillery; Continental



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 837

Wells, Asahel, continued.

Army pay accouuts for service from March 27, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1779; also,
Capt. Benjamin Frothiiigham's co.. Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; mus-
ter roll dated Springfield, Nov. 18, 1778; enlistment, 3 years; also, return
dated Springfield, Nov. 1, 1779, of matrosses belonging to Capt. Frothingham's
CO., Col. Crane's regt., being part of the quota of Massachusetts for the year

1779, who were entitled to the gratuity from the State; above men certi-
fied as enlisted for 3 years or during the war and as being in actual service at
date of return ; engaged for town of Shelbume ; company stationed at Spring-
field; also, Capt. Brj'ant's co. ; Continental Army pay accomits for service
from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780.

"Wells, Asahel. Sergeant, Capt. Oliver Shattuck's co., in a regiment commanded
by Lieut. Col. Barnabas Sears; engaged Aug. 12, 1781; discharged Nov. 8,
1781 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home ; com-
pany raised from Hampshire Co. militia to serve for 3 months. Roll dated
Deerfield.

"Wells, "Baza." General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Sept. 19, 1776,
taken from Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Orderly Book; said Wells, Ensign, Col.
Burrell's regt., promoted to 2d Lieutenant, vice Lieut. Rely, advanced.

Wells, Benjamin, Hatfield. Private, Capt. Perez Graves's co., which marched
April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Ware ; service, 2
days; reported returned home; also, Capt. Lsrael Chapen's (2d) co., Col. John
Fellows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775;
service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated Oct. 8, 1775; also, order
for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Dorchester, Dec. 18, 1775.

Wells, Benjamin. Capt. Marett's (5th) co. ; return of men belonging to the State
regiment of artillery entitled to an additional bounty of £15, as returned by
Col. T. Crafts, dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778. [See Benjamin Weld and Benja-
min Welds.]

Wells, Benjamin. Private, Capt. John Putnam's co.. Col. Wade's regt.; enlisted
June 20, 1778 ; service, 26 daj's ; company marched from Worcester Co. June
20, 1778, to join ai-mj- under Gen. Sullivan at Providence for 21 days. Roll
dated Sutton. [See Benjamin Welds.]

Wells, Benjamin. Ensign, Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, Capt. Orringh
Stoddard's co.. Col. "S'ose's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to at Camp
near Valley Forge ; appointed Jan. 1, 1777 ; also, same regt. ; return of oflicers
for clothing ; receipt for .said clothing, dated Boston, ^lay 25, 1778, and signed
by Col. Vose; also, Capt. Stoddard's co., Col. "^''ose's regt. ; pay rolls for Nov.
and Dec, 1778, Jan., March, and April, 1779, dated Providence ; also. Lieuten-
ant, Col. "Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan.
1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also. Lieutenant, 1st Mass. regt.; list of officers
promoted in the Continental Army and for whom warrants were made out ;
warrant issued Aug. 28, 1780; also, return made to the Council, dated Sept. 8,

1780, signed by Col. Joseph Vose, showing officers recommended to fill vacan-
cies in 1st Mass. regt. and asking that commissions be issued to said officers;
said Wells, Ensign, to be commissioned as Lieutenant, vice Lieut. Holister,
promoted; commission to date from Jan. 6, 1780; ordered in Council Sept. 16,
1780, that said officers be commissioned; also. Lieutenant, 1st Mass. regt.,
Gen. Glover's brigade; return of officers, dated Boston, Dec. 14, 1780; also.
Lieutenant, Capt. Timothy Remick's (8th) co., Col. Vose's regt. ; muster roll
for Jan., 1781, dated West Point ; appointed Jan. 6, 1780 ; also, return of effec-
tives, dated Garrison West Point, March .30, 1781 ; reported on command at
"Ferry" 5 days; also, certificate appended to a muster roll of Capt. Luke



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Wells, Benjamin, continued.

Hitchcock's co., Col. Vose's regt., for Feb. and Marcli, 1781, signed by said
Wells, Lieutenant Commandant, certifying as to the correctness of the muster of
said company before Brig. Gen. John Paterson ; also, Lieutenant Commandant,
Capt. Kemick's eo.. Col. Vose's regt. ; muster rolls for Feb., Marcli, and April,
1781, dated Garrison West Point ; also, return of effectives, dated West Point,
May 18, 1781; reported on command at New Windsor 4 days; also, retuni of
elTectives, dated May 25, 1781; reported on command 11 days; also, muster
roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for May, 1781, dated West Point;
also, certificate ai)pended to a muster roll of Capt. John Mills's co., Col. Vose's
regt., for May, 1781, signed by said Wells, Lieutenant, certifying as to the cor-
rectness of the mu.ster of said company before Brig. Gen. John Paterson ; also,
returns of effectives, dated July 20, 1781, and Camp near Dobbs's Ferry, July
27, 1781 ; reported on command at Tarrytovvn ; also, muster rolls for June and
July, 1781, dated Camp Phillipsburgh ; also, muster rolls of field, staff, and
commissioned officers for Aug. and Sept., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill ; also,
return of effectives, dated Camp Continental Village, Oct. 5, 1781 ; reported
on command at Pine [ ? ] Bridge ; also, return of effectives, dated Camp Con-
tinental Village, Nov. 9, 1781; reported at West Point; also, muster rolls for
Oct. and Nov., 1781, Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts; also, returns of
effectives, dated Camp West Point, June 14, July 19, and Sept. 20, 1782;
reported on duty in garrison on return dated July 19, 1782, on duty at AVcst
Point on return dated Sept. 20, 1782; also, return of effectives, dated Canton-
ment New Windsor, Feb. 14, 178.3; also, return of effectives, dated Feb. 21,
1783; reported on furlough in Massachusetts by leave of Gen. Gates; also,
return of effectives, dated Feb. 28, 1783; reported absent; also, return of effec-
tives, dated Winter Quarters New Windsor, March 7, 1783 ; reported absent ;
also, returns of effectives, dated INIarcli 14, and JNIarch 21, 1783; reported
absent ; also, returns of effectives, dated March 28, and April 4, 1783 ; reported
absent by leave of Gen. Gates; also, return of effectives, dated April 11, 1783;
reported in Massachusetts by leave of Gen. Gates; also, returns of effectives
between July 11, and Aug. 8, 1783, dated Philadelphia; reported on command
at King's Bridge ; also, return of effectives, dated Aug. 15, 1783 ; reported on
command at Kmg's Bridge ; also, return of effectives, dated Philadelphia,
Aug. 22, 1783; reported on command at King's Bridge; also, Lieutenant, Col.
Joseph Vo.se's (1st) regt. ; list of officers belonging to 1st Mass. brigade [year
not given, probably 1782 or 1783] showing dates of commissions; commissioned
]SIay 4, 1780.

Wells, Caesar. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co., Col. Christopher Greene's (1st
Rhode Island) battalion; muster rolls dated July 6, 1778; enlisted March 3,
1778; enlistment, during war; also, same co. and battalion; muster roll made
up to Sept. 30, 1778 ; also, same co. and battalion ; muster rolls for Oct. and
Nov., 1778, Jan. and Feb., 1779; reported on furlough in Feb., 1779; also, same
CO. and battalion; muster roll for March, 1779, dated East Greenwich; also,
Capt. Lewis's (2d) co.. Col. Greene's battalion; muster roll for April, 1779,
dated East Greenwich; also, Capt. Lewis's (.3d) co.. Col. Greene's battalion;
muster rolls for July, Aug., and Oct., 1779, dated East Greenwich ; also, same
CO. and battalion ; muster rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated Newport.

Wells, Daniel, Greenfield. Private, Capt. Agrippa Wells's co.. Col. Samuel
Williams's regt. of IMinute-men, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to
the alarm of April 19, 1775; left place of rendezvous May 6, 1775, and returned
home; .service, 15 days; also, Capt. Timothy Childs's co.. Col. David Wells's
regt. ; service, 2 mos. 8 days, including travel home ; company raised May 10,
1777, for service at Ticonderoga and was discharged Julj'^ 8, 1777 ; also, Capt.
Agrippa Wells's co., Col. Porter's regt.; nuxrched from home July 9, 1777;
enlisted July 10, 1777; discharged Aug. 12, 1777; service, .38 days, including



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Wells, Daniel, continued.

travel (80 miles) home ; company marclieil to reinforce Northern army after
the evacuation of Ticonderoga ; also, Cajtt. Timothy Childs's (Greentield) co.,
Col. David Field's regt. ; service, 4 days, on the alarm at Bennington of Aug.
14, 1777.

"Wells, Daniel, Whately. Private, Capt. Henry Stiles's co. of militia, which
marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to
April 23, 1775.

"Wells, Daniel. Sergeant, Capt. Richardson's (5tli) co., 27tli regt.; copy of a list
of officers [year not given, probably 1776].

"Wells, Daniel. Corporal, Capt. John Kirkland's co.. Col. Ruggles "Woodbridge's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. Ki, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 23 days,
including 9 days (182 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce Conti-
nental Army at the Northward.

"Wells, David, Hadley. Matross, Capt. Samuel Gridley's co.. Col. Richard Grid-
ley's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1,1775; enlisted June 8, 1775; service to
July 26, 1775, 1 mo. 20 days.

"Wells, David, Hadley. Private, Capt. Eliakini Smith's co.. Col. Jonathan "Ward's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos.
5 days; also, Capt. Moses Kellogg's co.. Col. "Ward's regt.; company return
[probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bomity coat or its equivalent in money,
endorsed " Dec'r 23d 1775."

"Wells, David, Hatfield. Li.st of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as
returned by Capt. Joshua "Woodbridge ; residence, Hatfield ; engaged for town
of Hatfield ; joined Capt. Stoddard's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also,
Fifer, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Feb. 1, 1777, to Feb. 4, 1780; also, Private^ Capt.
Orringh Stoddard's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to
at Camp near Valley Forge; enlisted Feb. 1, 1777 ; reported sick at Fishkill ;
also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, Jan., March,
and April, 1779, sworn to at Providence; reported promoted to Fifer Ajtril 1,
1779.

"Wells, David. Official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated
Jan. 31, 1776; said "Wells chosen Lieutenant Colonel, Col. David Field's (5th
Hampshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; appointment concurred in by Council
Feb. 8, 1776 ; reported commissioned Feb. 8, 1776 ; also, genei'al return dattnl
Ticonderoga, May 24, 1777, signed by Horatio Gates, of the troops including
militia and artillery stationed at Ticonderoga; said "Wells returned as Colonel
of one of the regiments of militia stationed " at this Post," numbering 135 rank
and file.

"Wells, David. Private, Capt. Thomas Barnes's (5th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; also,
company receipts for wages for Sept.-Dec, 1776.

Wells, David. Receipt given to the Selectmen of Shelburnc, dated Shelbunie,
Sept. 22, 1777, signed by .said Wells and others, for mileage, etc, from Shel-
burne to Stillwater, 112 miles; Capt. John Wells certifies that the men whose
names appear upon the above receipt went out of the town witli him.

Wells, David. Sergeant, Capt. John Strong's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berkshire
Co.) regt.; entered .service June 30, 1777; discharged July 26, 1777; service,
26 days, in Northern department; also, list of men who marched from Pitts-
field to Fort Ann June 30, 1777, under command of Capt. John Strong, and
were dismis.sed July 26, 1777; service, 3 weeks 5 days; also, list of men who



840 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

TVells, David, continued.

* marched from Pittsfield to Stillwater Sept. 30, 1777, under command of Capt.
William Francis, and were dismissed Oct. 10, 1777; service, 1 week 4 days.

Wells, David. Account dated Boston, March 24, 1778, signed by said Wells,
rendered against tlio United States for wages for 11 mos. 22 days service as a
Fifer in Col. Jonathan Ward's regt. raised for the year 177() and for mileage
and travel home (90 miles) ; time reckoned from Feb. 4, 1776, the date when
said Wells was taken prisoner at Dorchester, to Jan. 26, 1777, when he was re-
leased on parole ; order on reverse of account, on Ebenezer Hancock, Deputy
Paymaster Genera!, dated Headquarters, Boston, March 25, 1778, signed by
W. Heath, Major General, payable to said Wells, for |!88=i in full for his
wages and mileage due as per account; receipt for wages, etc., signed by said
Wells.

Wells, David. Fifer, Maj. Allen's co.. Col. Putnam's (5th) regt.; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Aug. 6, 1778, to June 6, 1779; reported
deserted, but returned in conse(iuence of (xen. Washington's proclamation, and
was discharged Oct. 1, 1782, bj' Lieut. Col. Newhall, at Verplanck's Point;
also, Capt. Nathan Goodale's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's (4th) regt. ; return for
gratuity raised by lottery ; warrant allowed in Council April 23, 177!) ; also,
Drummer, Capt. Josej)!! Killam's co.. Col. Putnam's regt.; muster roll for
April, 1781, sworn to in Garrison at West Point ; reported joined from desertion
April G, 1781.

Wells, David. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the
Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent; age, 19
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; occupation, farmer; engaged for
town of Hatfield ; engaged July 20, 1781 ; temi, 6 months; aZso, Private, Capt.
Luke Hitchcock's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt.; mu.ster rolls for Aug.
and Sej)t., 1781; enlisted Jime 11, 1781; enlistment, 6 months; reported on
command with Col. Scammale ; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated
York Hutts; also, muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, dated Huts; rei)orted
on command at Dobbs's Ferry in Feb., 1782.

Wells, Ebenezer. Receipt dated Greenfield, April 17, 1781, for bounty paid
George Loveland by said Wells, Lieutenant, David Allen, and the class to
which they belonged, to serve in the Continental Ai'my for the term of 3 years.

Wells, Edmund. Marine, brigantine " Hawke," commanded by Capt. Jonathan
Oakes; engaged May 3, 1777; .service, 1 mo., with the fleet under Commodore
John Manley. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co. [See Edmmid Weld.]



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