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from Hampsbire Co. militia, agreeable to resolve of Jmie 22, 1780, and returned
by Maj. David Dickinson as mustered by him by order of Lieut. Col. David
Wells; 3d or 10th co., 5th Hampshire Co. regt. ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
3^ in. ; complexion, light ; hair, brown ; eyes, light ; engaged for town of Green-
field; term, 3 months; also, Private, Capt. Isaac Newton's co.. Col. S. Mur-
ray's regt.; enlisted July 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos.
7 days, including 9 days (172 miles) travel home; regiment raised in Hamp-
shire Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Wells, Joseph. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship "Aurora " (pri-
vateer), commanded by Capf. David Porter, dated Boston, June KJ, 1781 ; age,
19 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft.

Wells, Joshua, Amesbury. Capt. Timothy Barnard's co. of East Parish in
Amesbury, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 10 days;
also, Capt. John Cui-rier's co., Col. James Frye's regt.; receipt for advance
pay, signed by said Wells and others, dated Cambridge, July 1, 1775; also,
Private, same co. and regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order
for bounty coat dated Cambridge Camp, Nov. 16, 1775.

Wells, Joshua, Westminster. Private, Capt. John Wood's co.. Col. Paul Dudley
Sargent's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order
for bounty coat dated Cambridge, Camp before Boston, Nov. 15, 1775.

Wells, Joshua. Private, Capt. John Wells's co., Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson's
detachment of Hampshire Co. militia ; muster roll dated Garrison at Ticon-
deroga, Feb. 24, 1777 ; enlistment to expire March 23, 1777 ; also, same co. and
detachment; entered service Dec. 23, 1776; discharged April 1, 1777; service,
100 days, at Ticonderoga.

Wells, Joshua. Private, Capt. Jonathan Evans's co., Col. Samuel Johnson's
regt.; enlisted Aug. 18 (also given Aug. 19), 1777; discharged Nov. .30, 1777;
service, 3 mos. 26 days, in Northern department, including 14 days (280 miles)
travel home.

Wells, Joshua. Capt. Jonathan Evans's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted
July 20, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 5 mos. 18 days, at North
Kingston, R. I., including 6 days (115 miles) travel home; roll sworn to at
Newburyport ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated North
Kingston, Nov. 6, 1778; reported on furlough ; also, same co. and regt. ; mus-
ter rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 22, Oct. 14, and Nov. 13, 1778;
enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; reported " in the works " on roll dated Oct.
14, 1778.

Wells, Joshua. Private, Capt. David Whittier's co., commanded by Lieut. Jere-
miah Blanchard subsequent to Oct. 12, 1778, Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ; enlisted
June 4, 1778; discharged Feb. 17, 1779; service, 8 mos. 26 days, at North river,
including 12 days (240 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 8 months from
time of arrival at Peek.skill ; also, .same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Sept., 1778,
dated Fort Clinton; also, Lieut. Blanchard's co.. Col. Poor's regt.; pay rolls
for Nov. and Dec, 1778, and Feb., 1779, dated King's Ferry.

Wells, Joshua. Piivate, Capt. Thomas Cumings's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. ;
entered service Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo. 20



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Wells, Joshua, continued.

daj's, at Claverack, iucluding travel (240 miles) lioiiie ; regiment detached
from militia of Suffolk and Essex comities to reinforce army mider Gen.
"Washington.

"Wells, Joshua. Sergeant, Capt. Brown's (4th) co., 27th regt. ; copy of a list of
officers, year not given.- [See Joshua Webb.]

Wells, Lemuel, Whately. Corporal, Capt. Israel Chapen's (2d) co.. Col. John
Fellows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775;
.service, 3 nios. 12 days; also, company return dated Oct. 8, 1775; also, order
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester Camp, Nov. 25,
1775 [see Samuel Wails] ; also. Private, Capt. Seth Murray's co., in a regi-
ment commanded by Maj. Jonathan Clap; enlisted July 9, 1777; discliarged
July 13, 1777; service, 8 days, including travel (80 miles) home; company
marched on expedition to Fort Edward and Mosses Creek ; also. Sergeant,
Capt. Salmon White's co.. Col. Woodbridge's regt.; engaged Aug. 17, 1777;
discharged Aug. 19, 1777; service, 4 days, including travel (40 miles) home;
company marched to tlie Northward at request of Gen. Gates; also, Capt.
White's CO., Col. Ezra May's regt.; engaged Sept. 20, 1777; discharged Oct.
14,1777; service, 30 days, including travel (111 miles) home; company marched
to Saratoga.

Wells, Levi, Amesbury. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as
returned by the Selectmen of Amesbury ; residence, Amesbury ; engaged for
town of Amesbury; joined Capt. Blaisdell's co.. Col. Wigglcsworth's regt.;
term, 8 months, to expire Jan. 10, 1778 ; also, Capt. Blasdall's co.. Col. Edward
Wigglesworth's regt. ; roll certified at Boston and made up for wages to July
1, 1777, paj^ment of which had been refused by Jonathan Trumbull, P. M. G.,
at Albany, on account of said Wells and others not having joined regiment be-
fore said date; enlisted May 24, 1777; service, 1 mo. 7 days.

Wells, Moses, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Abraham Dodge's co., Col. Moses Little's
(12th) regt.; enlisted Jan. 16, 1776 [service not given].

Wells, Moses. Private, Capt. Moses Nowell's (Newburyport) co. ; enlisted July
11, 1775; discharged Dec. 31, 1775; service, 6 mos. 6 days; company stationed
at Newburyport for defence of seacoast.

Wells, Moses. Private, Capt. Oliver Titconib's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt. ; entered
service Sept. 28, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 6 days; com-
pany detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston.

Wells, Nathan (also given Nathaniel), Salisbury. Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan
Evans's co. of Minute-men, Col. James Frye's regt., which marclied on the
alarm of April 19, 1775; .service, 7 days; also, Capt. Evans's co.. Col. Frye's
regt. ; return of men in camp at Cambridge, dated May 17, 1775 ; also, receipt
for advance pay, signed by said Wells and others, dated Camp Cambridge,
June 28, 1775; also, Sergeant, Capt. Evans's co.. Col. Frye's (1st) regt.; com-
pany return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for boimty coat or its
equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 13, 1775.

Wells, Nathaniel, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Thomas Burnham's co., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days.

Wells, Nathaniel. Capt. William Hudson Ballard's co.. Col. James Frye's regt. ;
company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775; reported as serving in room
of William Lowell ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 13, 1775.

Wells, Natilvniel. Muster returns and lists of men mustered to serve in the Con-
tinental Army by said Wells, Muster Master for Vork Co., made between Jan.



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Wells, Nathaniel, continued.

25, 1777, and Feb. 28, 1780, and dated at Wells; also, list of men mustered by
said Wells, Muster Master for York Co., to serve in the Continental Army
during the war, and for 8 months in defence of eastern Massachusetts, agree-
able to resolve of March 25, 1780, dated York Co., June 6, 1780.

Wells, Noah, Shelbume. Private, Capt. Hugh McClellen's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Samuel Williams's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to
the alarm of April I'J, 1775, from Colrain and Shelbume; service, 10 days;
reported enlisted into the army May 1, 1775; also, Capt. Agrippa Wells's co.,
Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1,
1775; service, 1 mo. 3 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775];
reported died May 31, 1775; also, certificate dated Feb. 6, 177(3, signed by
Capt. Agrippa Wells, certifying that said Noah Wells, deceased, son of David
Wells, was a soldier in his company. Col. Whitcomb's regt. "the last cam-
paign," and had not received a bounty coat or its equivalent in money.

Wells, Obadiah. Private, Capt. Abel Dinsmor's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's
regt.; enlisted Aug. 26 (also given Aug. 19), 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777;
service, 3 mos. 13 (also given 3 mos. 22) days, including 9 days (180 miles)
travel home; company raised to serve with Northern army until Nov. 30,
1777. Roll sworn to in Hampshire Co.

Wells, Oliver. List of men appearing on. a wage account for 1778-1782, of Col.
Marshall's regt. and other regiments not identified.

Wells, Patrick. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Goodwin's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot-
ton's regt.; detached Sept. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 31, 1777; service, 1 mo.
6 days, on a secret expedition to Newport, R. I.

Wells, Perez. Capt. Salmon White's co., inaregiment commanded by Col. David
Wells ; marched May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 10, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 10
days, on expedition to Ticonderoga, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home :
roll sworn to in Hampshire Co. ; also, Private, Capt. Joseph Cooke's co.. Col.
Elisha Porter's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 20, 1779; discharged
Aug. 27, 1779; service, 1 mo. 13 days, at New London, Conn., including 5 days
(97 miles) travel home.

Wells, Peter. Private, Capt. William Douglas's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
(Berk.shire Co.) regt. ; entered service Oct. 28, 1780; discharged Oct. 29, 1780:
service, 2 days, in Northern department, on the alarm of Oct. 28, 1780. Roll
dated Hancock.

Wells, Peter. Petition dated Boston, Sept. 12, 1781, signed by Stephen Hig-
ginson, in behalf of himself and Ebenezer Parsons, of Boston, asking that said
Wells be commissioned as commander of the brigantine " Joseph " (privateer) ;
advised in Coimcil Sept. 13, 1781, that a commission be issued and that the
Naval Ofiicer of the port of Boston be directed to clear said vessel with a lading
of fish for the West Indies, the same being unfit for home consumption.

Wells, Prince. Seaman, ship "Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster
Williams; engaged Feb. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 17, 1780; service, 6 mos.
16 days.

Wells, "Quarcey." Private, Capt. Thomas White's co., Maj. Edward Procter's
detachment of guards; service from Dec. 10, 1777. to March 1, 1778, 2 mos. 22
days, at Dorchester.

Wells, Reuben. Descriptive list dated Deerfickl, July 24, 1780, of men detached
from Hampshire Co. militia, agreeable to resolve of Jime 22, 1780, and returned
by Maj. David Dickinson as mustered by liim by order of Lieut. Col. David



850 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Wells, Reuben, continued.

"Wells; 1st or 9th co., 5th Hampshire Co. regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10
in.; complexion, light ; hair, light; eyes, light; engaged for town of Deerlield ;
term, 3 months; also, Private, Capt. Isaac Newton's co.. Col. S. Murray's
regt.; enlisted July 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 7 days,
including 9 days (172 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Hampshire Co.
to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Wells, Reuben. Private, Capt. John Mills's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ;
muster roll for April, 1781, dated Garrison West Point ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1781 ;
enlistment, 3 years; also, muster roll for May, 1781; Reuben White reported
as serving in room of said Wells.

Wells, Richard. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Fales's co. ; entered service Aug. 3,
1779; discharged Aug. 15, 1779; service, 13 days, at Penobscot; company
marched on exi^edition to Majorbagaduce by order of Gen. Lovel.

Wells, Richard, Jr. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Fales's co. ; entered service Aug.
3, 1779; discharged Aug. 15, 1779; service, 13 days, at Penobscot; company
marched on expedition to Majorbagaduce by order of Gen. Lovel.

Wells, Robert. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Daniel Clark's 4th (Wells) co.. Col. Eben-
ezer Sayer"s (1st York Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers of said regi-
ment, dated Wells, June 12, 1776; ordered in Council June 25, 177(), that said
officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned June 26, 1776 ; also, 2d Lieu-
tenant, Capt. Thomas Bragdon's (4th) co., 1st York Co. regt. of Mass. militia;
list of officers [year not given].

Wells, Robert. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Feb. 15, 1778; Col. Crane's regt. ; reported received
State bounty.

Wells, Samuel, Greenfield. Lieutenant, Capt. Ebenezer Arms's (10th) co.. Col.
David Field's (5th Hampshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen
agreeable to order of Council of Feb. 14, 1776, dated Deerfield, April 22, 1776;
ordered in Council May 3, 1776, that said officers be com missioned ; reported
commissioned May 3, 1776; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Timothy Childs's (Green-
field) CO., Col. Field's regt. ; service, 4 days, on the alarm at Bennington of
Aug. 14, 1777; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Abel Dinsmor's co., Col. Benjamin
Ruggles Woodbridge's regt. ; engaged Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ;
service, 3 mos. 22 days, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; company
raised to serve with Nortliern army until Nov. 30, 1777 ; also, same co. and regt. ;
pay abstract of officers for rations, dated Camp at Scarsdale, Dec. 7, 1777 ; rations
allowed said Wells from Aug. 17, 1777, to Dec. 6, 1777; credited with 112
rations ; also, petition addressed to tlie Council, dated Greenfield, June 12, 1780,
signed by said Wells, 2d Lieutenant, 10th co., and others, of Greenfield, stat-
ing that they had been commissioned as officers in 5th Hampshire Co. regt. of
Mass. militia May 3, 1776, but that owing to infirmities they were no longer
able to perform their duties properly, and asking that their resignations be
accepted ; certificate signed by Lieut. Col. David Wells, certifies that the
officers in question were no longer able to .serve the public cause usefully ;
ordered in Council June 19, 1780, that the resignations be accepted; also,
receipt dated Greenfield, April 17, 1781, for bounty paid Joshua Combs by
said Wells, Lieutenant, and the class of which he was a member, to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Wells, Samuel. Capt. William Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; en-
tered service Aug. 17, 1777; service, 3 days; company marched from Gage-
])orough to Bennington Aug. 14, 1777, at request of Gen. Stark on an alarm.



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Wells, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abel Dinsmor's co., Col. David Field's regt. ; en-
listed Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 19, 1777; service, 4 days; company
marched to the Northward at reciuest of Gen. Gates and was dismissed by order
of Gen. Lincoln.

Wells, Samuel. Private, Capt. Amariah Babbit's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
regt.; entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; sen,'ice, fi days ;
company marched from New Ashford to Meloomscuyck near Bennington.

Wells, Samuel. Private, Capt. John Kirkland's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 16, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 3 days,
including 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Conti-
nental Army at the Northward.

Wells, Samuel. Private, Capt. Thomas French's co., in a regiment commanded
by Col. David Wells; enlisted Sept. 23, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; ser-
vice, 1 mo., in Northern department, including travel (100 miles) home.

Wells, Samuel. Private, Capt. Amariah Babbit's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched Oct. 14, 1780, on an alarm at the
Northward.

Wells, Samuel. Private, Capt. Tompson J. Skinner's co., Col. Asa Banes's
(Barnes's) Berkshire Co. regt. ; entered service Nov. 1, 1781 ; discharged Nov.
10, 1781 ; service, 10 days ; company marched to Western frontiers at request
of Gen. Stark on an alarm.

Wells, " Secon." Capt. Salmon White's co., in a regiment commanded by Col.
David Wells; marched May 10, 1777; discharged July 10, 1777; service, 2
mos. 10 days, on expedition to Ticonderoga, including 8 days (160 miles) travel
home. Roll sworn to in Hampshire Co.

Wells, Simeox. Private, Capt. John Kirkland's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; service, 3 mos. 23 days; regiment raised to rein-
force Contmental Army at the Northward.

Wells, Simeon. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9,
1779, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent; Capt. White's co., Col.
Chapin's regt. ; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light; hair, light;
engaged for town of Wliately ; aim, list of men returned as received of Noah
Goodman, Superintendent for Hampshire Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner,
dated Spruigfield ; also, list of men returned as received of Justin Ely, Com-
missioner, by Capt. James Cooper, at Springfield, July 19, 1779; aho, Capt.
Farley's co.. Col. Wesson's (9th) regt.; entered service July 9, 1779; dis-
charged April 9, 1780 ; term, 9 months.

Wells, Simon, Whately. Private, Capt. Henrj^ 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, Stephen-. List of prisoners brought in the first cartel from Rhode Island,
as returned by John Ayres, dated Providence, Jan. 18, 1777.

Wells, Stephen. Private, Capt. Amos Rathbun's co., Maj. Caleb Hyde's detach-
ment of militia : entered service July 8, 1777 ; discharged July 26, 1777 ; ser-
vice, 19 days ; company marched to reinforce Northern army and was dismissed
97 miles from home ; roll sworn to in Berkshire Co. ; also, receipt given to
Capt. Amos Rathbun, dated Richmond, signed by said Wells and others, for
wages for service from July 8 to July 20, 1777 ; also, Capt. Aaron Rowley'sco.,



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Wells, Stephen, continued.

Col. John Brown's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; entered service Sept.
5, 1777; discharged Sept. 29, 1777; service, 24 days, at and to the Northward
of Pawlet; also, Capt. Joseph Raymond's co.. Col. David Rosseter's regt..
Gen. Fellows's brigade ; entered service Oct. 18, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 20, 1780 ;
service, 4 days ; company marched to reinforce army under Gen. Stark at Still-
water on the alarm of Oct. 18, 1780.

"Wells, Thomas, Boston. Private, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's co., Col. Jonathan
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 30, 1775 ; s(!rvice,
4 days ; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; reported drafted
into the train ; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Edward Burbeck's co., Col. Richard
Gridley's (Artillery) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 23,
1775 ; service, 2 mos. 13 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also,
Captain, Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to March 4, 1780; said Wells reported as having
been discharged March 4, 1780, accorduig to a certificate from Gen. Knox ;
also. Captain Lieutenant, same regt. ; muster rolls for Aug.-Dec, 1777; also,
same regt.; return of officers for clothing; receipt for said clothing, dated
Boston, May 20, 1778, and signed by Col. Crane; also, Captain, same regt.;
return of officers for clothing, certified at Boston, Sept. 25, 1778.

Wells, Thomas. 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 Deertield; 192 miles travel allowed said Wells; company served
at Ticonderoga for 3 mos. from Sept. 1, 1776; also, Capt. Timothy Childs's
CO., Col. David Leonard's regt. ; service, 1 nio. 17 days; company raised Feb.

24, 1777, for service at Ticonderoga; also, Capt. Agripi)a Wells's co.. Col.
Porter's regt. ; marched from home July 9, 1777; enlisted July 10, 1777; dis-
charged Aug. 12, 1777; service, 38 days, including travel (80 miles) home;
company marched to reinforce Northern army after the evacuation of Ticon-
deroga; roll sworn to at Deerlield ; also, Capt. Joseph Stebbins's co., in a
regiment commanded by Col. David Wells; enlisted Sept. 23, 1777; dis-
charged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 1 mo. 1 day, in Northern department, includ-
ing travel (115 miles) home; roll sworn to at Deerfield.

Wells, Thomas. Capt. Samuel Waterhouse's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards; marched from home March 30, 1778; service, 3 mos. 9 days, at AVinter
Hill ; company detached from militia tu serve from April 2, 1778, to July 3,
1778.

Wklls, Thomas. Private, Capt. Allen ^IcLane's co., in a regiment commanded by
Lieut. Col. John Parke ; pay roll for Aug., 1778.

Wells, William, Chesterfield. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the
Continental Army for tliQ 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, Aug. 2, 1780; age, 2() yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; com-
plexion, light; engaged for town of Chesterfield; arrived at Springfield Aug.
1, 1780; marched to camp Aug. 2, 1780, under command of Lieut. Benjamin
Pike; 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.

Wells, William, Wells. Private, Capt Stephen Titcomb's (3d Wells) co. of
militia. Col. Tristram J(jrdan's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response
to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days.

Wells, William. Private, 1st division, Capt. Squire Millerd's co.. Col. Water-
man's regt. ; service between April 6, and April 20, 1777, 7 days.



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Wells, Willlam. Private, Capt. Joshua Nason's co., (late) Col. Storer's regt. ;
eutered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discliarged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 12:3 days, with
Northern army, including 15 days (300 miles) travel home ; company discharged
at Queman's Heights.

Wells, William. Private, Capt. Joseph Willmarth's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's
regt. ; marched July 28, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 5 days, on an
alarm at Rhode Island ; company detached for G days service and marched
from llehoboth to Tiverton and there served under Gen. Heath.

Wells, William. Sergeant, Capt. Israel Harris's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; engaged Oct. 12, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 19, 1780 ; service,
11 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; company marched to Northern
frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm.

Wells, William. Private, Capt. Charles Dibble's co., 3d Berkshire Co. regt. ; en-
tered service Oct. 14, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 17, 1780 ; .service, 3 days, on the
alarm at the Northward of Oct. 14, 1780; roll endorsed " Col Rosseter Reg; "
also, same co. and regt. ; entered service Oct. 18, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 21, 1780 ;
service, 4 days, on the alarm at the Northward of Oct. 18, 1780; roll endorsed
" Colo Rosseter Reg't."

Wells, William. Private, Capt. Alexander Hodgdon's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's
regt. ; enlisted July 26, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3mos. 8 days,
including 3 days (6.5 miles) travel home ; company stationed at Rhode Island ;
regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Wells, William. Private, Capt. Simeon Cole's co.. Col. Dean's regt. ; service from
March 6, 1781, 4 days: company raised to serve on a 40 days expedition to
Rhode Island, but discharged March 15, 1781, by order of Maj. Gen. Lincoln.

Wells, William. Captain, in command of a detachment of militia, 3d Berkshire
Co. regt.; entered service Oct. 30, 1781; discharged Nov. 7, 1781; service,
8 days ; detachment marched on the alarm at Saratoga of Oct. 29, 1781.

Wells, William. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Strong's co.. Col. Sfears's regt. ; enlisted
Aug. 10, 1781; marched to Albany Aug. 17, 1781; discharged Nov. 20, 1781;
service, 3 mos. 10 days, at Saratoga ; company raised in Hampshire Co.

Wel>l4.n, Abraham, Falmouth (also given LjTin) . Return of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army from 1st E.ssex Co. regt., sworn to at Salem by John
Flagg, 1st military officer of the town of Lynn ; residence, Falmouth ; engaged
for town of Lynn ; joined Capt. Brown's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; term, 3 years ;
also. Private and Corporal, Capt. Moses McFarland's corps of invalids ; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; term,
during war ; reported as serving 4 mos. as Private, 8 mos. as Corporal ; also re-
ported transferred from Col. Bigelow's regt.

Welman, Adam. Lieutenant, schooner "Success" (privateer); petition dated



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