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Otis; service, 2 days.

West, Samuel, Dartmouth. Sergeant, Capt. Daniel Drake's co.. Col. Drury's
regt. ; marched from home Aug. 27, 1781 ; arrived at camp Sept. 5, 1781 ; dis-
charged Nov. 17, 1781; arrived home Nov. 28, 1781; service, 3 mos. 2 days, at
North river; company raised in Bristol Co. ; regiment raised for 3 months.

West, Samuel, Freetown. 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; also, 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.

West, Samuel, Hadley (also given a transient) . Private, Capt. Robert Webster's
(8th) CO., Col. John Fellows's (8th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted May 5, 1775; service, 3 mos. 4 days; also, company return dated
Dorchester, Oct. 8, 1775; the words " Quebec 9th Sept " appear after name.

West, Samuel, Plympton (also given Kingston). Return made by Capt. Thomas
Samson, of bounties paid said West and others belonging to 1st Plympton co.
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; said West reported
as having received bounty in April, 1777 ; also, return of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army from Capt. Samson's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt. ; residence, Plympton ; engaged for town of Plympton ; joined Capt.
George Donham's co., Col. Rally's regt.; term to expire Dec. 31, 1779; also,
list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by 2d Lieut.
Samuel Gray to George Partridge, Esq. ; residence, Kingston ; engaged for
town of Kingston ; joined Capt. Donham's co.. Col. Bailey's regt. ; term to
expire Jan. 1, 1780; also, list of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Mas-
ter for Plymouth Co. ; Col. Bailey's regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt.
Dunham ; enlistment, 3 years; also. Private, 8th co.. Col. Bailey's regt. ; Con-
tinental Army i)ay accounts for service from Feb. 13, 1777, to July 15, 1778;
reported died July 15, 1778; also, Capt. George Dunham's (8th) co., Col. John
Bailey's (1st) regt. ; company return [year not given].

West, Samuel. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Cranson's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.;
list of officers [year not given, probably 1775].

West, Samuel. Private, Capt. Jesse Harlow's co. ; service from Jan. 29, 1776, to
Nov. 18, 1776, 9 mos. 21 days; company stationed at Plymouth for defence of
seacoast.

West, Samuel. Private, Capt. Joseph Durfee's (Freetown) co.. Col. Pope's regt.;
enlisted Dec. 7, 1776; discharged Dec. 2:3, 1776; service, 16 days; company
marched on an alarm at Rhode Island.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 901

West, Samuel. 1st Lieutenant, schooner "Lark" (privateer); petition dated
Salem, March 18, 1778, signed by John Dutch, asking tliat William Monday
be comniissioned us commander of said vessel ; ordered in Council March 19,
1778, that a commission be issued.

West, Samuel. Sergeant, Capt. Seth Talbut's cc. Col. John Hathaway's regt. ;
entered .service March 15, 1778; discharged April 15, 1778; service, 30 days, at
Fall River and Little Compton, R.^I.

West, Samuel. 1st Lieutenant, schooner " Enterprize " (privateer); petition
dated Salem, Sept. 1, 1778, signed by Benjamin Blyth and John Coles, in
behalf of themselves and William Becket, of Salem, asking that Joseph Leach
be commissioned as commander of said vessel ; ordered in Council Sept. 2,
1778, that a commission be issued.

West, Samuel. 1st Lieutenant, schooner "Tryal" (privateer); petition dated
Salem, Sept. 5, 1778, signed by Amos Mansfield, asking that William Mundy
be commissioned as commander of said vessel; ordered in Council Sept. 7,
1778, that a commission be issued.

West, Samuel. Sergeant, Capt. Thomas Cole's cc. Col. Christopher Greene's
(1st Rhode Island) battalion; mu.ster roll for July, 1779, dated East Green-
wich ; term, 3 years.

West, Samuel. 2d Lieutenant, ship "Oliver Cromwell" (privateer); petition
dated Boston, Aug. 11, 1779, signed by Bartholomew Putnam, in behalf of
himself and others, of Salem, asking that James Barr be commissioned as
commander of said vessel; ordered in Council Aug. 11, 1779, that a commis-
sion be issued.

West, Samuel. Private, Capt. Thomas Elsbre's co., Col. Livingston's regt.; en-
tered service July 27, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; service, 1 mo., at Free-
town and Rhode Island ; company raised for 2 months.

West, Samuel. Private, Capt. Henry Brightman's (Freetown) cc. Col. Hatha-
way's regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service,
4 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm.

West, Samuel. Private, Capt. Avery Parker's (1st) co.. Col. Jolin Hathaway's
(2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780;
service, 6 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

West, Samuel. Petition dated Boston, Oct. 31, 1781, signed by B. Goodhue, in
behalf of himself and others, of Salem, asking that said West be commissioned
as commander of the sloop " Elizabeth " (privateer) ; advised in Council
Nov. 1, 1781, that a commission be issued.

West, Samuel. Lieutenant, brigantine " Active." commanded by Capt. William
Ross; descriptive return of ofhcers of the brigantines "Favorite" and
"Active" [year not given]; age, 31 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion,
light.

West, Stephen. Private, Capt. Robert Earl's (Dartmouth) co., Col. Josiah
Whitney's regt. ; service from Aug. 4, 1778, to Sept. 10, 1778, 1 mo. 7 days, at
Rhode Island; also, Capt. Avery Parker's (1st) co.. Col. John Hathaway's
(2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ;
service, G days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

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

West, Thomas, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Kempton's co. of ^finute-men,
which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775;



902 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

West, Thomas, continued.

service, 5 days; also, Sergeant, Capt. Kempton's co., Col. Timothy Daniel-
son's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 4, 1775; service, 3
mos. 4 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty
coat dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 30, 1775; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Sbubael
Hawes's (5tb) co., 2d Bristol Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen
in said regiment, as returned by Edward Pope and others, dated April 5,
1776 ; ordered in Council April 26, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ;
reported commissioned April 26, 1776.

West, Thomas. Corporal, Capt. Nathan Smith's co. ; enlisted Oct. 5, 1775 ; service
to Dec. 1, 1775, 2 mos. 1 day; company stationed at Martha's Vineyard for
defence of seacoast.

West, Thomas. Private, Capt. Eliphalet Sawen's co.. Col. Joseph Palmer's regt. ;
service, 3 days ; company assembled March 4, 1776.

West, Thomas. Private, Capt. Jabez Cottle's co.. Col. PZbenezer Sprout's regt. ;
entered service May 6, 1778 ; discharged May 7, 1778 ; service, 2 days, at Dart-
mouth on an alarm. Roll sworn to in Plymouth Co.

West, Thomas. Marine, frigate " Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker;
engaged March 31, 177!); reported "Sent on shore Sick to Philadelphia."
Roll made up for advance pay for 1 month.

West, Timothy, Rochester. Capt. Nathaniel Hammond's (2d Rochester) co. of
militia, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19,
1775, to Marshfield ; service, 4 days.

West, William, New Gloucester. Corporal, Capt. Mo.ses Merrill's co.. Col.
Edmund Phinny's (31st) regt. ; billeting allowed from date of enlistment,
May 15, 1775, to date of marching to headquarters, July 5, 1775; credited with
7 weeks 2 days allowance ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].

West, William, West Stockbridge. List of men raised in Berkshire Co. to serve
in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of
April 20, 1778, as returned by Truman Wheler, Muster Master, dated Great
Barrington, June 5, 1778; also, descriptive list of men raised in Berkshire Co.
for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill; Capt.
Hewins's co.. Col. Rocester's (Rossiter's) regt. ; age, 2!) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2
in.; complexion, dark; residence. West Stockbridge; engaged for town of
West Stockbridge ; arrived at Fishkill May 31, 1778 ; also, list of men returned
as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20,
1778; reported enlisted into Col. Hazen's regt.; also, list of mem returned as
mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug.
9, 1778; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt.
Increase Hewins's (West Stockbridge) co. ; residence, West Stockbridge ; en-
gaged for town of West Stockbridge ; rei)orted as having enlisted into Con-
gress regt. ; joined Col. Hazen's regt. ; also. Private, Capt. Hughes's co.. Col.
Hazen's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from June 8, 1778,
to Jan. 16, 1779; reported deserted Jan. 16, 1779; also, return certified at Camp
Peekskill, Nov. 9, 1779, of officers and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col.
Moses Hazen's regt. ; Capt. Hughes's co. ; rank, Private ; enlisted June 8,
1778; enlistment, during war; reported deserted Jan. 17, 1779.

West, William. Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co. ; entered service Aug. 21, 1777;
discharged Oct. 21, 1777; service, 60 (also given 61) days; enlistment, 3
months: company marched to Manchester, Vt., thence to Allington, thence
to Stillwater, by order of Gen. Lincoln, joinod Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire
Co.) regt., and marched to Bolton's Rills [ ? ] and there served until regularly
discharged ; also, pay roll for same service certified at Sheffield.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 903



West William. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Robert Earl's (Dartmouth) co., Col. Josiah

Whitney's regt. ; service from July 29, 1778, to Sept. 11, 1778, 1 mo. 14 days,

at Rhode Island.
West William. Private, Capt. Avery Parker's (1st) co.. Col. John Hathaway's

(2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780;

service, 6 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

West, William. Private, Capt. Henry Jenne's co.. Col. John Hathaway's (2d
Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 2, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; ser-
vice, 6 days, at Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll certitied at Dartmouth.

West, William. Private, Capt. William Foord's co.. Col. John Brown's regt.;
entered service July 21, 1780; discharged Oct. 27, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days.

West William. Private, Capt. John Bacon's co.. Col. David Rosseter's regt.,
Gen. JohnFellows's brigade; entered service Nov. 5, 1780; discharged Nov.
7, 1780; service, 4 days; company marched to reinforce army under Gen.
Stark at Stillwater on the alarm of Nov. 5, 1780.

West, William. Receipt dated Wells, March 15, 1781, for bounties paid said West
knd others by the Selectmen to serve m the Continental Army for the term of
3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; also, Private, Capt. Seth Banister's
CO., Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt. ; muster rolls for May and July, 1781,
dated Phillipsburgh ; enlisted March 20, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; reported
on duty at Dobbs's Ferry; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, dated Camp at
Peekskill; reported on command at the Lmes; also, muster roll for Sept.,
1781, dated Continental Village ; reported at the Lines ; also, muster rolls for
Oct., 1781-Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts; also, 1st co. ; entry dated Dec. 27,
1783,' of an order for wages for May- July [year not given], appearing m a
register of orders accepted on account of wages, etc.

West, William, Jr., Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Kempton's co. of Minute-
men, which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ;
service, 5 days.

West, William, J^. Steward, sloop "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John
Fisk; engaged June 6, 1776; discharged Sept. 30, 1776. Roll dated Salem.

West, Zachariah. Private, Capt. John Pain's co. ; copy of a list of men stationed
at Winter Hill and Dorchester for about 2 months and dismissed April 1, 1776.

Westcoat, Arthur, Newburyport. Master, brig " Julius Ctesar," commanded by
Capt. Nathaniel Bently ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to at Fal-
mouth, June 21, 1780; age, 37 yrs. 9 mos. ; stature, 5 ft. 5^ in. ; complexion,
dark ; residence, Newburyport ; reported rated 4 shares.

Westcoat, Benjamin. Corporal, Lieut. Nathaniel Morton's (Freetown) co.. Col.
Edward Pope's regt. ; marched Dec. 8, 1776 ; discharged Dec. 12, 1776 ; service,
5 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776.

Westcoat, Jabez. Prize-master, brigantine " TjTannicide," commanded by Capt.
Allen Hallett; engaged Jan. 29, 1779; reported "Run."

Westcoat, Jajies, Richmond. Corporal, Capt. Oliver Capron's co.. Col. Ephraim
Doolittle's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 16, 1775; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 20 days.

Westcoat, James. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Lanesborough
for service in the Contmental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp July 9,
1780; discharged Dec. 5, 1780; service, 5 mos. 1 day, including travel (80
miles) home.



904 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

Westcoat, Joshua. List of men who moved from the town of Cape Elizabeth sub-
sequent to 1776, dated Cape Elizabeth, Jan. 17, 1782, accompanying a petition
of the Selectmen stating their inability to supply their quota.

"Westcoat, Richard. Private, Capt. Joseph Slairow's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ;
pay roll for Sept., 1778.

"Westcoat, Thomas. Private, Col. Benjamin Tapper's (10th) regt. : service from
Jan. 1, 1781, 12 mos. ; also, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's (7th) co., 8th Mass. regt.
commanded by Col. Michael Jackson ; muster roll for April, 1783 ; enlistment,
during war.

"Westcot, Eliakim. Private, in a detachment from Capt. George Haslen's co., Col.
Foster's regt. ; service, 17 days ; detachment marched to Machias three differ-
ent times and served in Capt. Sullivan's co. Roll sworn to Feb. 28, 1778. [See
Elisha Wescott.]

"Westcot, James. Private, Capt. Enos Parker's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards; enlisted July 3, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, (5 mos. 1 day;
company detached from Berkshire Co. militia to guard stores at Springfield
for 6 months from July 1, 1778; also, Capt. Noah Hinman's detachment, Col.
Asa Barns's regt. ; service, 7 days; detachment marched from Lancsborough
Oct. 15, 1781.

"Westcot, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Pettengill's co., Col. Baldwin's (26th)
regt.; pay abstract for Feb., 1776, dated Camp at New York; also, same co.
and regt. ; list of men returned as having received advance pay, dated Camp
at New York, April 23, 1776.

"Westcot, Joseph. Private, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Joseph "S^ose's regt. ; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 22, 1777, to Aug. 29, 1778 ;
reported killed at Rhode Island; also, Capt. George Smith's co.. Col. Vose's
regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, .sworn to at Camp near Valley Forge ; enlisted
Jan. 22, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for
Nov., 1778, sworn to in Quarters Providence; also, order on the State Treas-
urer, payable to Bill Vose, Paymaster, Col. Vose's regt., dated Milton, April
10, 1779, signed by William Wescot, for the gratuity due his son, said Joseph
Westcot, formerly a soldier in Capt. Smith's co.. Col. Vose's regt.

Westcot, Joshua, Cape Elizabeth (also given Scarborough). Drummer, Capt.
Samuel Dunn's co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's (31st) regt. ; company return
[probably Oct., 1775]; reported on furlough; also. Drummer, Capt. Sewall's
CO., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service
from March 3, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; residence. Cape Elizabeth ; reported as
serving 27 mos. 28 days as Drummer, 6 mos. as Private, reduced to Private
July 1, 1779; also, Capt. Josiah Jenkins's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's n^gt. ;
return dated Camp near Valley Forge, Jan. 23, 1778; residence, Scarborough ;
enlisted for town of Scarborough; mu.stered by Maj. Insley; reported on fur-
lough; also, Capt. H. Sewal's co.. Col. Si)rout's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to INIarch 3, 1780.

Westcot, Oliver. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Ezra Whipple's (1.3th) co.. Col. SimoiuLs's
(2d Berkshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned Oct.
8, 1779.

Westcot, Rufus. Private, Capt. Noali ITinman's detachment. Col. A.sa Barns's
regt. ; service 7 days ; detachment marched from Lancsborough Oct. 15, 1781.

Westcot, Samuel, Braintree. Private, Lieut. Colonel's co., Col. Joseph Vose's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 6, 1777, to Dec.
31, 1779; residence, Braintree; credited to town of Cape Elizabeth ; also, Capt.
George W. Smith's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 90 J



AVestcot, Samuel, continued.

at Camp near Valley Forge; enlisted Jan. 6, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; re-
ported on furlough ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for Nov. and Dec,
1778, sworn to at Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Jan.,
1779; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Feb., 1779, sworn to in Quarters
at Providence ; also, (late) Capt. Smith's co., Col. Vose's regt. ; muster roll for
March and April, 1779, dated Quarters Providence.

Westcote, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Henry Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt. ; enlisted March 8, 1781 ; discharged March 31, 1781 ; service, 2(5 days, at
Rhode Island, including travel (65 miles) out and home ; company raised by
order of His Excellency John Hancock to serve for 40 days, imless sooner
discharged.

Westcote, PacHARO. Private, Lieut. Nathaniel Sartwell's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's
regt. ; pay roll for July, 1778 ; said Westcote allowed 19 days .service, being 3
days to prepare for camp, 9 days (180 miles) travel, and 7 days in camp ; also,
Capt. Joseph Sparrow's co., Col. Wood's regt. ; pay roll for Aug., 1778; also,
same CO. and regt.; payroll for Oct., 1778; reported deserted; also reported
joined; also, same co. and regt.; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778; reported
deserted ; wages reported deducted on abstract for Jan., 1779.

Westcott, . [This name also appears under the form of Waisent, Waistcoat,

Wais'tcot, Waistcutt, Wascat, Wascoat, Wascot, Wascott, Wasgatt, Wastcoat,
Wastgatt, Werscut, Wescoat, Wescoats, Wescoot, Wescort, Wescot, Wescott,
Wescotte, Wescut, Wescutt, Wesgott, Wesscot, Westcoat, Westcot, Westcote,
Westcut, Westcutt, Wiscoat, Wisgot.]

Westcott, Benjamin. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ; service from
Jan. 1, 1781, 12 mos.

Westcott, " Clever. " Sergeant, Capt. Daniel Brown's co. commanded by Lieut.
William White, Col. Miles Powell's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; engaged July 23,
1779; discharged Sept. 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at New Haven, Conn.,
including 6 days (128 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to at Lanesborough.

Westcott, Jabez. Prize Master, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt.
Allen Hallet; engaged Jan. 29, 1779. Roll made up for advance pay for 1
month, dated Boston.

Westcott, James. Private, Capt. Daniel Brown's co. commanded by Lieut. Wil-
liam White, Col. Miles Powell's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 23, 1779;
discharged Sept. 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at New Haven, Conn., in-
cluding 6 days (120 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to at Lanesborough.

Westcott, John, Penobscot. Private, Capt. John Lane's co. ; enlisted July 12,
1775; service to Nov. 1, 1775, 3 mos. 27 days; company probably stationed at
Cape Ann for defence of seacoast.

Westcott, Joshua, Cape Elizabeth. Drummer, Capt. Samuel Dunn's co., Col.
Phinney's regt. ; billeting allowed from date of enlistment. May 8, 1775. to date
of marching to headquarters, July 11, 1775; credited with (34 days allowance;
certificate dated Cape Elizabeth, Aug. 15, 1777, signed by the Selectmen, cer-
tifies that said company was chiefly on duty in said town from the time of
their enlistment until they marched to headquarters.

Westcott, Richard. Private, Capt. Joshua Jordan's co., Col. Jonathan Mitchall's
regt. ; service from July 7, 1779, to Sept. 25, 1779, 2 mos. 18 days, on Penobscot
expedition. Roll dated Cape Elizabeth.

Westcott, Samuel, Saccarappa. Private, Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1 to Jan. 6, 1780; resi-
dence, Saccarappa.



90G MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Westcott, Thomas. Descriptive list of meu raised in Bristol Co. in 1779 to serve
in the Continental Army; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in. ; complexion, light;
engaged for town of Dartmouth ; delivered to Capt. L. Bailey. [See TlKjmas
Weston.]

Westcott, William, Dudley. Private, Capt. Thomas Fisli's co.. Col. Nathan
Tyler's regt. ; enlisted July 16, 1779; discharged Dec. 17, 1779; service, 5 mos.
5 days, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Xewport ; also, same co. and regt. ;
pay roll for Dec, 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 3 days service at
Rhode Island, travel (60 miles) included.

Westcott, William. Seaman, State ship "Tartar," commanded by Capt. John
Cathcart ; engaged July 9, 1782 ; discharged Oct. 19, 1782 ; service, 3 mos. 10
days. Roll sworn to at Boston.

Westcut, Oliver. Sergeant, Capt. Enos Parker's co., Col. Benjamin Symonds's
regt. ; engaged Sept. 3, 1777 ; discharged Sept. 27, 1777 ; service, 27 days, in-
cluding 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; regiment detached from Berkshire Co.
militia to reinforce Continental Army at Bennington.

Westcutt, Benjamin, Freeto^vn. Private, Major's co.. Col. Thomas ^Marshall's
(10th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from ISIarcli 6, 1780,
to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descriptive list endorsed " W Point Jan 'y 11th 1781; "
Capt. Samuel King's co.. Col. Benjamin Tapper's (10th) regt.; age, 18 yrs.;
stature, 5 ft.; complexion, dark; hair, light; residence, Freetown; engaged
March 6, 1779, by Capt. Soper; term, during war.

Westcutt, Thomas, Freetovni. Descriptive list endorsed " W Point Jan'y 11th
1781;" Capt. Samuel King's co.. Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt.; age,
20 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, dark; hair, light; residence, Free-
town ; engaged Oct. 21, 1779, by Henrj' Foye ; term, during war.

Weste, Isaac. Matross, Capt. Daniel Lothrop's co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's regt. ;
engaged June 6, 1776; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 60 [ ?] days.

Westemire, Joseph. Capt. Abner Cranson's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; com-
pany receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill. [See
Joseph West.] '

Westen, James. Templeton. Private, Capt. Jonathan Sibley's co.. Col. Luke
Drury's regt. ; entered service Aug. 9, 1781 ; marched Aug. 13, 1781 ; arrived
at camp Aug. 22, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 21, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 23 days, in-
cluding 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; residence, Templeton ; engaged for
town of Templeton ; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll dated West Point.

Westeon, Isaac, Middleborough. Private, 8th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Con-
tinental Army pay accounts for service from March 5, 1777, to Feb. 1, 1779;
residence, ISIiddleborough ; rejiorted mustered out Feb. 1, 1779; also, Capt.
George Dunham's (8th) co.. Col. Bailey's (1st) regt. ; company return [year
not given].

Wester, James. Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's co., Col. Bradford's regt. ; return
of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, etc. ; enlisted April Ki,
1777; reported deserted. [See James Wiers.]

Western, Benjamin, Dartmouth. Descriptive list of men raised in Bristol Co.
for tlie term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill : Capt.
Crandon's co. : age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light; residence.
Dartmouth ; arrived at Fishkill July 23, 1778.

Western, Elijah, Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army
for tlie term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as
received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring-



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 907

"Western, Elijah, continued.

field, July 12, 1780; age, 21 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, ruddj' ; en-
gaged for town of New Braintree ; arrived at Si)riugfield July 11, 1780 ; marched
to camp July 12, 1780, under command of Ensign Gilbert.

"Western, Eliphaz. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental



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