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gaged for town of Stoughton ; arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780 ; marched
to camp July 10, 1780, vmder command of Capt. Daniel Shaj's; also, pay roll
for 6 months men raised by the town of Stoughton for service in the Continen-
tal Army during 1780; marched to camp July 4, 1780; discharged Oct. 26,
1780 ; service, 4 mos. 3 days, including travel (220 miles) home.

Wentworth, Silas. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt.,
dated Camp Mt. Washington, Sept. 27, 1776, signed by said Wentworth and



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Wentworth, Silas, continued.

others belonging to Capt. Oilman's cc, for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1,
1776; ul^o, Private, Capt. Jeremiah Oilman's (6th) co., Lieut. Col. Tliomas
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 1), 1776; also,
company receipts for wages for Sept. -Dec, 1776.

"Wentworth, Stephkn, Stoughton. Private, Capt. Asahel Smith's (Stoughton)
CO. of militia, Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of
April 19, 1775; service, 4 days; also, Capt. Smith's co.. Col. Benjamin Oill's
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched from Stoughton to assist in fortifyuig
Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776.

"Wentworth, Sylvanus. Capt. William Clark's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's
regt. ; entered service Aug. 14, 1777; service, 8 days; company marched from
Gageborough to Bennington Aug. 14, 1777, at request of Gen. Stark on an
alarm; also. Private, same co. and regt.; entered service Oct. LS, 1780; dis-
charged Oct. 18, 1780 ; service, 6 days, on an alarm at the Northward ; com-
pany marched from Windsor to Shaftsbury Oct. 13, 1780, by order of Gen.
Fellows; a^so, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co.. Col. Asa Barnes's (Berkshire Co.)
regt. ; entered service Oct. 28, 1781 ; service, 10 days ; company marched by
order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward.

"Wentworth, Theophilus. Private, Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt.;
service with detachment commanded by ISIaj. Andrew Symmes drafted to
serve for 5 weeks in guarding stores under Maj. Gen. Heath at and about Bos-
ton, agreeable to order of Council of May 12, 1777; also. Sergeant, Capt. Caleb
Champney's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's detachment of guards ; engaged July
15, 1780; service to Aug. 1, 1780, 17 days; company detached from militia for
service at and about Boston [name appears as Theophilus Winthrop on a du])li-
cate roll]; also, Capt. Champney's co. of guards; engaged Aug. 1, 1780; dis-
charged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. ; company detached from militia for
service at and about Boston.

Wentworth, Timothy. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Pray, Jr.'s 4th (2d Ber-
wick) CO., 2d York Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the
several companies in said regiment, as returned by John Frost and others,
field officers, dated Kittery, April 23, 1776; ordered in Comicil April 29, 1776,
that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned April 29, 1776 ;
also, regimental orders and orders of tlie day, dated Camp at Falmouth, taken
from the Orderly Book of Capt. Joseph Pride's co. ; said Wentworth, Lieu-
tenant, appointed officer of the day for July 28, Aug. 10, 16, 22, 26, Sept. 9, 13,
18, 21, and 25, 1780.

Wenzel, . [This name appears under the form of Vincell, Vincil, Wensdell,

Winsel, Winsell.]

Weppold, John Henry, Boston. Descriptive list of men raised by tlie town of
Boston to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable
to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as received of Maj. Stephen Badlam,
Superintendent for Suffolk Co., by Capt. Robert Davis, at Roxbury, June 4,
1778, to be delivered to Brig. Gen. Warner, at Fishkill ; Boston regt. ; age, 28
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; hair, black; eyes, dark ; complexion, dark; residence,
Boston. [See John Henry Philip Polett, John Henry Wek Role, John Henry
Wesk Role and Johan Wippold.]

"Wepquish, Francis, Sandwich. Private, Capt. Means's co.. Col. Sprout's regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to July 13, 1778;
reported deceased; also, Capt. John Chadwick's co.. Col. Brewer's regt.; re-
turn dated Jan. 22, 1778 ; residence, Sandwich ; enlisted for town of Sandwich ;
mustered by Joseph Otis.



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Werden, Peter. Capt. Samuel Low's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berkshire
Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; service,
6 days, at Bennington; the words " for Richmond Worden " appear after name.

"Werden, Richmond. Capt. Samuel Low's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berk-
shire Co.) regt. ; entered service June 30, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 4, 1777 ; ser-
vice, 3t} days, at " St. Coyx " (St. Croix).

Werdir, Judah. Private, Capt. Samuel Low'sco., Col. Simonds's (Berkshire Co.)
regt.; entered service Sept. 5, 1777; discharged Oct. 1, 1777; service, 27 days,
at Pawlet.

"Were, Olivkr, Franklin. Certificate dated Franklin, Nov. 29, 1781, signed by
Abraliam Blake, Chairman of Class No. 16 of said town, certifying that he had
agreed with said Were, of Franklin, to procure a man to .serve in the Conti-
nental Army for the term of 3 years; that .said Were had j)rocured one Silas
Baker, who afterwards proved to be Isaac Hathaway, and tliat he, said Blake,
had paid £90 in silver as a consideration, besides expending £1 8s for incidental
expenses.

"Weres, Archibald. Private, Capt. Samuel Baldwin's co.. Col. Nicholas Dike's

regt.; muster roll for Dec., 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Hopkintou;
regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

"Weres, James. Private, Capt. Samuel Baldwin's co., Col. Nicholas Dike's regt.;
muster roll for Dec, 177(j-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Hopkinton ; regiment
raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also, abstract for gun and blanket money
for a number of men belonging to Capt. Baldwin's co., Col. Dike's regt., sta-
tioned at Boston in March, 1777 ; said men reported as in service in Col. Dike's
regt. from the time of its marching to Roxbury in Aug., 1776.

Werlin, John. Sergeant, Col. Armand's Legion (Independent corps taken into
Continental service, agreeable to resolve of June 25, 1778) ; list dated July -,
1778.

Wermsley, James, Dartmouth. Descriptive list of men in Continental service;
Capt. Watson's CO., 3d Mass. regt. ; age, 21yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion,
dark; hair, black; occupation, laborer; residence, Dartmouth; engaged June
14, 1781 ; term, 3 years ; reported as having received clothing on various dates
between Dec. 14, 1782, and Nov. 18, 1783.

"Werner, John, Boston. 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. John Fellows for the term of 3 months from the
time of their arrival at place of rendezvous, unless sooner discharged, and wlio
had received bounty and mileage due them of said Col. Procter; Capt. Brails-
ford's CO.; age, 35 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, dark; residence,
Boston.

"Werner, John. Private, Capt. Jacob Ludwig's co. ; enlisted Oct. 7, 1777 ; dis-
charged Dec. 22, 1777; service, 2 mos. 26 days, including 10 days (200 miles)
travel home ; company raised for defence of Machias ; roll sworn to at Waldo-
borough ; also, same co. ; service, 1 mo. 10 days ; company detached from Col.
ISIason Wheaton's regt. by order of Brig. Cushing for service from Sept. 21,

1779, to Nov. 1, 1779, as guards at Broad Bay ; roll sworn to at Waldoborough.
[See John Wesner.]

"Werner, Sewall. Major's co., 11th Mass. regt.; entered service July 12, 1779;
discharged April 12, 1780; term, 9 months.

"Werren, John, Newbury. Return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30,

1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jack-
son's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's



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"Werren, John, continued.

regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry-
Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; rank, Private; resi-
dence, Newbury; engaged July 2, 1777; term, 3 years; said Werren appears
among men belonging to Col. Jackson's regt. who had been discharged from
the rolls prior to above arrangement ; reported deserted July 11, 1777.

"Wkrscut, Joseph, Scarborough. ^ Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. Benjamin Larrabe's co.. Col. Reuben Fogg's (3d Cumber-
land Co.) regt. [year not given] ; residence, Scarborough; enlisted for town of
Scarborough; joined Capt. John Skillin's co.. Col. Francis's regt. (also given
Capt. Smith's co., Col. Patterson's regt.) ; enli.stment, 3 years.

Werse, James. Private, brigantine " Freedom," commanded by Capt. John Clous-
ton; engaged June-, 1776; reported deserted.

"Wesbe, Jacob. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 19, 1777; Maj. Eben Stevens's (Artillery)
battalion ; reported received State bounty.

Wescoat, Benjamin, Freetown. Private, Capt. Levi Rounsevell'sco., Col. David
Brewer's (9th) regt. ; company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt.
Rounsevell's co., (late) Col. Brewer's regt. ; order for bounty coat dated Camp
at Roxbury, Nov. 8, 1775.

"Wescoat, Benjamin. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from
Jan. 1, 1782, 12 mos.

■VTescoat, Isaac. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from
April 11, 1782, 8 mos. 20 days.

Wescoat, James, Lanesborough. List of men raised for the G months service and
returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780.

Wescoat, John. Private, Capt. John Lane's co. ; entered service Nov. 1. 1775;
discharged Dec. 31, 1775; service, 2 mos. 5 days, at Gloucester in defence of
seacoast. Roll dated Cajje Ann.

Wescoat, Joseph. Private, Capt. Tobias Lord's co. ; service from Aug. 31, 1776,
to Nov. 25, 1776, 2 mos. 25 days; company stationed at Falmouth for defence
of seacoast.

Wescoat, Thomas, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Levi Rounsevell's co., Col. David
Brewer's (9th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775;
service, 3 mos. 4 days; aZso, company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775;
also, Capt. Rounsevell's co., (late) Col. Brewer's regt. ; order for bounty coat
dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 8, 1775.

Wescoat, Thomas, Freetown. Descriptive list made up from Nov. 6, 177G, to
Feb. 1, 1780, dated West Point; Major's co., 10th Mass. regt.; age, 18 yrs. ;
stature, 4 ft. 11 in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; residence, Freetown; en-
listment, during war; also. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; ser-
vice from Jan. 1, 1782, 12 mos.

Wescoat, William. Private, Capt. Micah Hamblin's co. ; enlisted Julj' 15, 1775;
service to Nov. 1, 1775, in defence of seacoast. Roll sworn to in Barnstable Co.

Wescoats, Benjamin, Freetown. Private, Capt. Levi Rounsevell's co., Col. David
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; service,
3 mos. 4 days.

Wescomb, Thomas, Newbury (also given Newburyport) . Sergeant, Capt. Benja-
min Perkins's co., Col. Moses Little's (17th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1,



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Wescomb, Thomas, continued.

1775; engaged May 9, 1775 ; service, 12 weeks ; a^so, company return [probably
Oct., 1775] ; age, 28 yrs. ; also, account showing sums of money to be paid
from the public treasury to sundrj' persons for losses sustained at battles of
Lexington and Bunker Hill ; amounts allowed in Council June 13, 1776. [See
Thomas Weskom.]

Wescoot, John. Capt. Joseph Pettengill's co., Col. L. Baldwin's (26th) regt. ;
pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., for the year 1776, sworn to at Andover,
May 5, 1777; reported discharged 290 miles from home.

"Wescort, Stephen. Private, Capt. Joseph Peirce'sco., Col. Asa Bams's (Berk-
shire Co.) regt.; entered service Oct. 28, 1781; service, 10 days; company
marched by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward.

"Wescot, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Amasa Soper's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's
regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Dec. 1, 1776, 1 mo. 2^ days, travel (50
miles) included. Roll sworn to at Boston.

"Wescot, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lawrance's co., Col. George "Wil-
liams's regt. ; service, 1 mo., on a secret expedition to Rhode Island in 1777.

"Wescot, Isaac. Receipt dated "Wells, May 28, 1782, signed by Samuel Carr, iSIus-
ter Master, stating that he had received said "Wescot of Mr. Abraham Lavit,
Chairman of Class No. 5 of the town of Scarborough, to serve in the Continen-
tal Army for the term of 3 years.

Wescot, James. 3d Corporal, Capt. Enos Parker's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; .ser^'ice, 6 days ; regi-
ment detached from Berkshire Co. militia to reinforce Continental Army at
Bennington.

"Wescot, Jesse. Private, Capt. Benjamin Lawrance's co.. Col. George "Williams's
regt. ; service, 1 mo., on a secret expedition to Rhode Island in 1777.

"Wescot, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Pettengill's co.. Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt. ;
pay abstract for :March, 1776, dated Camp at New York.

"Wescot, John. Marine, ship "Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster
"Williams; engaged Oct. 20, 1780; service, 6 mos. 15 days; reported captured
May 5, 1781.

"Wescot, Joseph, Scarborough. Private, Capt. Tobias Lord's co. ; service from
May 31, 1776, to Aug. 31, 1776, 3 mos. ; company stationed at Falmouth.

"Wescot, Joseph. Capt. "William Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; en-
listed Aug. 14, 1777; service, 6 days; company marched from Gageborough to
Bennington Aug. 14, 1777, at request of Gen. Stark on an alarm.

"Wescot, Joshua, Cape Elizabeth (also given Scarborough and Falmouth) . Capt.
Samuel Dunn's co.. Col. Edmund Phinny's regt. ; order for bounty coat dated
Cambridge, Nov. 1, 1775; also, Drummer, Capt. Benjamm Hooper's co. ;
marched Feb. 13, 1776; service to Aug. 31, 1776, 6 mos. 17 days; company re-
ported as mustered by Peter Noyes, Muster Master, at Falmouth, Cumberland
Co., Feb. 29, 1776, and stationed there for defence of seacoast ; also, return of
men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Benjamin Fickett's
(Cape Elizabeth) co.. Col. Peter Noyes's (1st Cumberland Co.) regt., sworn to
at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., Nov. 20, 1778; residence, Cape Elizabeth; en-
gaged for town of Cape Elizabeth; joined Capt. Jenkins's co.. Col. Brewer's
regt.; enlistment, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Heywood's co..
Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; return for wages for the year 1782;
wages allowed said Wescot from April 22, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 8 mos. 9 days;



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Wescot, Joshua, continued.

also, Capt. Heywood's co., Gth Mass. regt. ; muster roll for Nov., 1782; also,
Capt. Heywood's (4th) co., Col. Benjamin Tapper's (6th) regt. ; muster rolls
for Dec., 1782, Jan., March, and April, 1783; balance of term of enlistment
unexpired, 23 months 21 days; also, descriptive list of men in Continental
service; Capt. Ileywood's co., (Jth Mass. regt. ; age, 44 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7^
in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, yeoman; birthplace, Fal-
mouth; residence, Falmouth ; engaged for town of Falmouth ; engaged April
22, 1782; term, 3 years; reported discharged June 19, 1783.

Wescot, Oliver. 4th Sergeant, Capt. Enos Parker's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
regt. ; engaged Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; service, 6 days ; regi-
ment detached from Berkshire Co. militia to reinforce Continental Army at
Bennington.

"Wescot, R. Private, Capt. Benjamin Larrabee's co. ; marched Nov. 13, 1775; dis-
charged Nov. 18, 1775 ; service, 6 days, at Falmouth by order of Col. Freeman ;
company had been previously ordered to Falmouth by Col. Freeman to fortify
that place and serve under Col. Jonathan Mitchel.

Wescot, Reuben. Private, Capt. Roger Libby's co. ; joined Oct. 1, 1779; discharged
Oct. 23, 1779 ; service at the Eastward with detachment of Cimiberland Co.
militia commanded by Nathaniel Jordan, Esq.

Wescot, Samuel, Cape Elizabeth. Return of men raised to serve in the Continen-
tal Army from Capt. Benjamin Fickett's (Cape Elizabeth) co., Col. Peter
Noyes's (1st Cumberland Co.) regt., sworn to at Falmouth, Cumberland Co.,
Nov. 20, 1778; residence. Cape Elizabeth; enlisted for town of Cape Eliza-
beth; joined Capt. George Smith's co., Col. Pater.son's regt.; enlistment, 3
years.

Wescott, Benjamin. List of men entitled to .S20 or 200 acres of land, agreeable to
resolve of March 5, 1801 ; 8th Mass. regt.

Wescott, Daniel. Private, Capt. Roger Libby's co. ; joined Oct. 1, 1779; dis-
charged Oct. 23, 1779 ; service at the Eastward with detachment of Cumber-
land Co. militia commanded by Nathaniel Jordan, E.sq. ; also, Capt. Jonathan
Andrews's co.. Col. Joseph Prime's regt. ; service from May 8, 1780, to date of
discharge, Dec. 31, 1780, 7 mos. 24 days, under Brig. Gen. Wadsworth at the
Eastward ; roll sworn to in York Co. and certified at Thomaston.

Wescott, Eliakim. List of prisoners on board the cartel "Hostage" to be ex-
changed for British prisoners, as returned by Tliomas Stone, Commissary [year
not given, probably 177()] ; said Wescott reported as taken in a prize brig of
the schooner " General Putnam " (privateer) by the British ship "Milford."

Wescott, Elisha. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co.. Col. Benjamin Foster's
(Lincoln Co.) regt. ; discharged Oct. 7, 1777 ; service, 17 days ; company called
out three different times for service at Machias. [See Eliakim Westcot.]

Wescott, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Pettengill's co.. Col. Baldwin's (26th)
regt. ; pay abstract for April, 1776; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstracts for
May and June, 1776, dated Camp at New York ; also, list of men who had been
enlisted by the officers in Capt. Pettengill's co., 26tli regt., dated Camp at New
York, July 9, 1776 ; also, list of men belonging to the 26th regt. wiio agreed to
tarry 6 weeks from the last of Dec, 1776, as returned by Col. Loammi Bald-
win, dated Trenton, Jan. 1, 1777.

Wescott, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Amos Washburn's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's
regt.; entered service May 6, 1778; discharged IMay 7, 1778; service, 2 days,
on an alarm at Dartmouth. Roll sworn to at Middleborough.



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Wescott, Joseph, Falmouth, Cumberland Co. Return of men raised to serve in
the Continental Army from 1st Wreutbam co. (known as North co. in West
Precinct in Wrentbam), Col. Benjamin Hawes's (4tb Suffolk Co.) regt., as
returned by Capt. John Metcalf, dated Feb. 16, 1778; residence, Falmouth,
Cumberland Co. ; engaged for town of Wrentbam (also given Franklin) ;
joined Capt. George Smith's co., Col. Vose's regt.; term, 3 years, to expire
April 14, 1780.

Wescott, Joshua. Drummer, Capt. Benjamin Hooper's co. ; service from Aug.
30, 1776, to Nov. 24, 1776, 2 mos. 23 days; company stationed at Falmoutb,
Cumberland Co., for defence of seacoast; also, 4th co., 6tb Mass. regt. ; list of
men [year not given] ; reported as belonging to Squad No. 3.

Wescott, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Mason Wottles's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin
Smith's regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Wescott
from April 15, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 8 mos. 16 days.

Wescott, Samuel, Falmouth. Drummer, Capt. John Wentworth's co. ; pay
abstract for mileage, dated Watertown, Aug. 20, 1776 ; mileage for 14.5 miles
allowed said Wescott ; warrant drawn for amomit of abstract stated to be for
mileage to Dorchester Heights ; also, Capt. Wentworth's co.. Col. Aaron Wil-
lard's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from home to Bennington,
dated Boston, Jan. 6, 1777; 327 miles travel allowed said Wescott; also, same
CO. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., home from place of dis-
charge. Fort Edward, dated Boston, Jan. 15, 1777; 424 miles travel allowed
said Wescott.

Wescott, Thomas, alias Thomas Wallcutt, Boston. Private, 1st co.. Col. Thomas
Marshall's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 10,
1777, to Dec. 81, 1779; residence, Boston.

Wescott, Thojias, Sr., alias Thomas Waisent, Sr., Freetown. Private, Major's

CO., Col. Marshall's regt.; Continental Army pay accomits for 1780; reported

deceased.
Wescott, William. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster IMaster

for Worcester Co., to serve at Rhode Island until Jan. 1, 1780; Capt. Healy's

CO., Col. Davis's regt. ; engaged for town of Dudley.

Wescotte, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Amos Washburn's co.. Col. Ebenezer
White's regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9
days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to at
Middleborough.

Wescut, Samuel, Cape Elizabeth. List of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from 5th Suffolk Co. regt., as returned by Col. Ebenezer Thayer, Jr.,
dated Braintree, Jan. 20, 1778 ; residence, Cape Elizabeth ; engaged for town
of Braintree; joined Capt. Smith's co.. Col. Patterson's (also given Col. Put-
nam's) regt. ; term, 3 years.

Wescutt, Thomas, Jr., Freetown. Private, Major's co., Col. Marshall's regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780;
residence, Freetown.

Wesgate, James. Capt. Samuel Briggs's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotten's regt., Gen.
Palmor's brigade; service, 32 days, on a secret expedition to Tiverton, R. I.,
Sept. 29, 1777 ; also, order dated Rochester, May 2. 1778, signed by said Wes-
gate and others, for bounty for service at Rhode Island m Capt. Briggs's co.,
Col. Cotten's regt., payable to Lieut. Solomon Yoimg.

Wesgott, David. Private, Col. Benjamm Tupper's (10th) regt.; service from
Jan. 1, 1782, 12 mos.



880 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Wkshborn, Luther. Capt. David Cowden's co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regt. ;
order for bounty coat dated Prospect Hill, Nov. 13, 1775.

"Weskom, Thomas, Newburyport. Private, Capt. Moses Nowell's co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 4 days ; also, Capt. Benjamin Perkins's
CO., Col. Little's regt. ; order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Dec. 27,
1775. [See Thomas Wescomb.]

"Wesk Role, John Henry, Boston. Descriptive list of men raised in Suffolk Co.
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the time of
their arrival at Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, as returned by
Stephen Badlani, Sui>erintendent for Suffolk Co., dated Dorchester, June 29,
1778; Col. Hatch's regt.; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. (i in.; complexion, dark;
hair, black; eyes, dark; residence, Boston; conducted to camp by Capt.
Robert Davis, of Col. Vose's regt. [Soe John Henry Philip Polett, John
Henry Wek Role, John Henrj' "Weppjld, and Johan Wippold.]

"Wesley, . [This name also appears under the form of Wesly.]

"Wesley, Joseph, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Robert Orr's co. of ISlinute-men,
Col. John Bailey's regt., which marched m response to the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 1 week 4 days.

"Wesley, Robert. Private, Capt. Ichabod Pinkham's detachment; service from
March 24, 1780, to April 24, 1780, 1 mo., at Boothbay in defence of seacoast.
[See Robert Wiley.]

"Weslot, David. Private, 3d co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Aug. 31, 1780.

"Wesly, Joseph, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. James Allen's co.. Col. John Bailey's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1
week, 1 day; also, Capt. Allen's co., Gen. John Thomas's regt.; company
return dated Roxburjs Oct. 6, 1775.

"Wesner, John. Treasury pay roll of Capt. Jacob Ludwig's co. for service m 1779,
dated Aug. 11, 1781. [See John "Werner.]

"Weson, John. Private, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co., Col. Josiah "Whitney's regt. ;
marched July 30, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at
Rhode Island. Roll dated Sutton.

"Weson, Jonathan, Reading. Private, Capt. John Bacheller's co.. Col. Ebenezer
Bridge's regt. ; company return dated Cambridge Camp, Sept. 25, 1775.

"Weson, Nathan. Sergeant, Capt. John Hartwell's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ;
service, 5 days; company called out at the time of fortifying Dorchester
Heights March 4, 1776. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.

"Weson, Reuben. List of men belonging to Capt. Samuel Sprague's co. who agreed
to serve the month of Jan., 1776.

"Weson, Samuel. Receipt dated Shrewsbury, April 22, 1781, for boimties paid said
"SVeson and others by the town of Shrewsbury to serve in the Continental Army
for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780.



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