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Wheeler, Ephraim. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, ith regt.,
dated Camp ^It. Washington, Sept. 27, 1776, signed by said Wheeler, Ensign,
and others, for money for enlisting recruits ; also, Ensign, Capt. Joseph Thomp-
son's (1st) CO., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt.; regimental return
dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776 ; also, receipts given to Benjamin Ileywood,
Paymaster, 4th regt., signed by said Wheeler and others, for wages for Sept.-
Dec, 1776, as Ensigns in said regiment; also, Lieutenant, Col. Nixon's (6th)

regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from to Dec. 22, 1777 ;

reported cashiered by general court-martial Dec. 22, 1777; also, 2d Lieutenant,
Capt. Adam Wheeler's (l.st) co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt. ; muster roll
of field, staff, and commissioned officers, dated Van Schaick's Island, Sept.
2, 1777, and sworn to at Camp near Stillwater; appointed Jan. 1, 1777; also,
muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Nov. and Dec, 1777,
dated Albany; also, pay ab.stracts for rations from July 1, 1777, to Oct. 22.
1777, certified at Albany ; credited with 115 days allowance; also, pay abstract
for rations between IsTov. .'51, [30], 1777, and Jan. 1, 1778, certified at Albany;
credited with 22 days allowance.

Wheeler, Ephraim. Private, Capt. Elijah Dwight's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's
(Hamp.shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 21, 1779; discharged Aug. 25, 1779; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 9 days, at New London, Conn., uicludiug 4 days (77 miles) travel
home. Roll dated Belchertown.

Wheeler, Ephraim. Descriptive list of men raised from Col. Elisha Porter's (4th
Hampshire Co.) regt. to serve in the Continental Ai-my for the term of 3 months,
agreeable to order of General Court of June 22, 1780 ; age, 38 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
11 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for town of Greenwich ; mustered by Col.
Porter July 26, 1780; also. Private, Capt. Job Alvord's co.. Col. S. Murray's
regt. ; enli.sted July 22, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 26 days,
including 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Hampshire Co.
to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Wheeler, Ephraim. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of West-
borough for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp
July 1, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 12, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 22 days, including travel
(200 miles) home. [See Ephraim Wheelock.]

Whkkler, Ephraim. Receipt dated Concord, March 31, 1781, for bounties paid
Francis Barker and Samuel Farrar by the classes of the town of Concord of
which Dr. Josepli Lee and said Wheeler, Lieutenant, were respectively
Chairmen, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Wheeler, Ezra. Private, Capt. Simon Hunt's (Acton) co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt. ; service, 6 days; company called out March 4, 1776, at the time of forti-
fying Dorchester Heights.

Wheeler, Fortunatus, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Cyprian How's co., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 16 days; com-
pany discharged May 4, 1775, by order of Col. Jonathan Ward; also, Capt.



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Wheeler, Fortunatus, continued.

Silas Gates's co. ; pay abstract for service in Dec, 1775, and Jan., 1776; en-
listed Dec. 4, 1775; company raised in Marlborough, Southborougli, and
Nortbborough [see Fortunatus Nichols] ; also, Capt. William Morse's co. of
volunteers. Col. Jonathan Read's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 2, 1777 ; discharged
Nov. 8, 1777; service, 1 mo. 7 days, at the Northward; company marched
from Marlborough to assist army under Gen. Gates.

Wheeler, Francis, Concord. Lists of men appearing imder the heading "Hart-
well Brook the first Everidge; " said Wheeler appears among men in service
at Ticonderoga in 177(5; also, Private, Capt. Charles Miles's co.. Col. Jonathan
Heed's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Ticonderoga, sworn
to Feb. 16, 1777; 180 miles travel allowed said Wheeler; service with Northern
army.

Wheeler, Freeman. Capt. David Wheeler's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ;
service, 8 days ; company marched from Lanesborough to Manchester Oct. 12,
1780.

Wheeler, George, Braintree. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Col. Ebenezer Thayer, Jr.'s (5th Suffolk Co.) regt.; residence,
Braintree; engaged for town of Braintree; joined Capt. McNall's co.. Col.
Wigglesworth's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel
Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 10, 1777; Capt.
Danforth's co., Col. Wigglesworth's regt.; reported received State bounty;
also, Private, (late) Capt. Israel Davis's co., Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; return
of men who were in actual service Sept. 15, 1777.

Wheeler, George. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army [year not
given] ; engaged for town of Bedford ; reported a stroller; also, Capt. Edmund
Munro's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; retuna dated Feb. 2, 1778 ; enlisted
for town of Bedford ; mustered by Col. Barret, Coimty Muster Master ; re-
ported deserted.

Wheeler, Gideon. Capt. David Wheler's co. ; service, 6 days ; company marched
from Lanesborough to Meloomscuyck Aug. 14, 1777, on an alarm.

Wheeler, Glazer. List of men appearing on a fragment of a roll from which
no particulars can be gathered, endorsed " Ent'd on Original Roll by M'r
Gorham."

Wheeler, Henry. List of prisoners on board the cartel "Hostage" to be ex-
changed for British prisoners, as returned by Thomas Stone, Commissarj' [year
not given, probably 1776] ; said Wheeler reported taken in the sloop " Retrieve "
(privateer), of Casco Bay, by the British ship "Milford."

Wheeler, Henry. Matross, Capt. Abuer Lowell's co. of matrosses stationed at
Falmouth, Cumberland Co. ; return dated Falmouth, July 31, 1777 ; company
reported Aug. 11, 1777, as mustered by Col. Peter Noyes, agreeable to seacoast
establishment.

Wheeler, Hezeklah. 3d Sergeant, Capt. Israel Heald's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt. ; service, 6 days ; company marched from Acton to Roxbury March 4,
1776.

Wheeler, Ichabod. Private, Capt. Adam Henry's co. of guards; enlisted Jan.
7, 177i>; discharged March 31, 1779; service, 2 mos. 26 days ; company detached
from militia to guard troops of convention at Rutland for 3 months from Jan.
1, 1779. [Name appears as Ichabod Weaver on a duplicate roll.]

Wheeler, Isaac, Rutland. Sergeant, Capt. Thomas Eustis's (Rutland) co. of
Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge;
left ])lace of rendezvous April 27, 1775 ; service, 12 days.



970 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAH^ORS

"Wheeler, Isaac, Rutland. Private; list of men returned as serving on main
guard under Maj. Loammi IJaldwin at Cambridge, dated May 15, 1775; also,
Capt. Adam Wheeler's cc. Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; receipt for ad-
vance pay, signed by said Wheeler and others, dated Charlestown Camp,
July i;i, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; company return dated Camp
at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; the words "alias Isaac Wheeler" appear after
name of Jeduthan Stone.

Wheeler, Isaac. Private, 5th co., Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from April 11, 1777, to Feb. 26, 1778; reported deserted
Feb. 26, 1778; also, Capt. Seth Drew's co.. Col. Bailey's regt.; company re-
turn dated Camp at Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778; reported a transient; alio,
list of deserters from Col. Bailey's 2d regt. subsequtmt to Jan. 1, 1777, as re-
turned by Ezra Badlam, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant; enlistment, 3
years ; reported a Scotchman taken in 1776.

Wheeler, Isaac. Sergeant, Capt. Pliineas Walker's detachment of guards, 7th
Worcester Co. regt. ; entered service Oct. 3, 177!) ; discharged Oct. 20, 1779 ;
service, 18 days; detachment stationed at Rutland.

Wheeler, Isaac. Drummer, Capt. James Gregg's co.. Col. Goose Van Schaick's
(1st New York) regt.; muster rolls for Jan. -April, 1781, dated West Point;
enlistment, during war.

Wheeler, Jacob, Ashby. Private, Capt. Samuel Stone's co. of Minute-men,
Col. William Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 5^ days.

Wheeler, James, Grafton. Private, Capt. Luke Drury's co. of Minute-men, Gen.
Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 1 mo.

2 days ; reported returned home.

Wheeler, James, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's and Capt.
Isaac Burr's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8
days.

Wheeler, James, Rehoboth. Drummer, Capt. Samuel Bliss's co., Col. Timothy
Walker's (22d) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 1, 1775;
service, 3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also,
order for bounty coat dated Camp at Itoxbury, Oct. 26, 1775.

Wheeler, James, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Peter Pitts's co.. Col. Timothy
Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service,

3 mos. 6 days ; also, order for bounty coat dated Roxbury, Nov. 5, 1775.

Wheeler, James, Rehoboth. Private, Cai)t. Stephen Bullock's co., Col. Thomas
Carpenter's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; entered service July 27, 1778 ; discharged
Sept. 10, 1778; service, 1 mo. 16 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

Wheeler, James, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. William North's co.. Col. Henry
Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from July 14,
1777, to Feb. 15, 1780; residence, Rehoboth; credited to town of Rehoboth;
also, Capt. Jonatlian Drown's co., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; sub-
sistence allowed from date of enlistment, Feb. 14, 1777, to June 16, 1777 ;
credited with 121 rations; also, Capt. Jonatlian Drown's co.. Col. Lee's regt. ;
copy of a pay abstract for Sept., 1777; enlisted Feb. 15, 1777; also, Capt.
North's (5th) co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated
Pawtuxet; enlisted July 15, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported absent with
leave ; also, same co. and regt. ; return certified at Camp Providence, July
13, 1779; enlisted July 14, 1777 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for July,
1779, sworn to at Canij) Providence; also, same co. and regt.; regimental re-



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Wheeler, James, continued.

turn made up to Dec. 31, 1779, dated Camp at Providence ; also, return certi-
fied at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men belonging to
Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belonging to
Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a
regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrange-
ment of April y, 1779; Capt. North's co. ; rank. Sergeant; residence, lieho-
both; engaged for town of Rehoboth ; engaged Feb. 15, 1777; term, 3 years;
reported reduced to Private Dec. 22, 1778 ; said Wheeler discharged Feb. 15,
1780, term of enlistment having expired.

Wheeler, James, Rutland. Descriptive list of men in Continental service ; Capt.
Benjamin Heywood's co., 6th Mass. regt. ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7\ in. ; com-
plexion, light; hair, light; birthplace, Rutland; residence, Rutland; occupa-
tion, yeoman ; engaged March 20, 1782; term, during war; also, Private, Capt.
Benjamin HeyM^ood's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; return for
wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Wheeler from March 20, 1782, to
Dec. 31, 1782, 9 mos. 11 days; also, Capt. Heywood's (4th) co., Lieut. Col.
Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; muster roll for March, 1782, dated Hutts New-
Boston and sworn to in Quarters Highlands; enlisted March 20, 1782; re-
ported as serving in room of Phineas Wheeler who was discharged ; also,
muster rolls for May, June, and July, 1782; also, Capt. Heywood's co., 6th
Mass. regt. ; muster roll for Nov., 1782; also, Capt. Heywood's co., Col. Benja-
min Tupper's (6th) regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1782. [See Wheeler.]

Wheeler, James, Templeton. Private, Capt. Joel Fletcher's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; service, 8 days, probably on the alarm of
April 19, 1775; also, Capt. Fletcher's co., Col. Doolittle's regt.; receipt for
advance pay, signed by said Wheeler and others, dated Charlestown Camp,
June 26, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1,
1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; aZso, company return
dated Camp at Winter Hill, Charlestown, Oct. 6, 1775.

Wheeler, James. Private; list of men returned as serving on main guard under
Maj. Loammi Baldwin at Cambridge, dated May 15, 1775.

Wheeler, James. Private, Capt. James Perry's co., 16th regt.; enlisted Jan. 1,
1776. Roll endorsed " 3 mo from 1 Jany to 6 apl '76."

Wheeler, James. Seaman, sloop " Machias Liberty," commanded by Capt. Jere-
miah Obrien ; engaged Feb. 1, 1776 ; discharged Oct. 15, 1776 ; service, 8 mos.
14 days.

Wheeler, James. Private, Capt. John Boynton's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhak's
(Sparhawk's) regt. ; entered service July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 2.S, 1777 ;
service, 34 days, under Col. Job Cashing on expedition to Bennington, includ-
ing 6 days (113 miles) travel home.

Wheeler, James. Private, Capt. Josiah Wilder's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawak's
(Sparhawk's) regt.; entered service Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 26, 1777;
service, 10 days, on the alarm at Bennington of Aug. 21, 1777, including 5 days
(100 miles) travel home.

Wheeler, James. Private, Capt. Joseph Warrin's co. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777;
discharged Aug. 26, 1777; service, 5 days, under Lieut. Col. Wheelock in
Northern department ; company marched to Bennington on an alarm ; roll
certified in Worcester Co. ; also, Capt. Warrin's co., in a regiment commanded
by Lieut. Col. Wheelock ; enlisted Sept. 27, 1777; discharged Oct. 23,1777;
service, 1 mo. 3 days, with Northern army, including 8 days (1.50 miles) travel
home ; company raised for 30 days service ; roll sworn to in Worcester Co.



972 AIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Wheeler, James. Private, Capt. Adam Henry's co. of guards; enlisted Jan. 3,
1779; discharged April 4 (also given April 1), 1779; service, 3 mos. 2 (also
given 2 mos. 29) days ; company detached from militia to guard troops of con-
vention at Rutland for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1779.

Wheeler, James. Private, Capt. Ephraim Hartwell's co. of guards ; entered ser-
vice Oct. 28, 1779 ; discharged Ai)ril 27, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 29 days ; company
stationed at Rutland.

Wheeler, James. Private, Capt. Israel Ilicks's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's
regt. ; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 6, 1780; service, 6 days,
on an alarm at Tiverton, R. I.

Wheeler, James (also given James, Jr.). Private, Capt. Epliraim Stearns's co.,
Col. John Rand's regt. ; enlisted July 10, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 11 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment
raised in Worcester Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ; also, order
on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to Cai)t. Ephraim Stearns, dated Peters-
ham, ISIay 16, 1782, signed by said Wheeler and others, for wages, etc., for
3 mos. service in Col. John Rand's regt. at West Point in 1780.

Wheeler, James, 2d. Capt. Jonathan Brown's co. ; copy of a list of men returned
as having engaged for the year's service in 1776, dated Oct. -, 1775, and en-
dorsed " 12 mo Men."

Wheeler, Jeduthan, Weston. Private, Capt. Samuel Lamson's co. of militia,
which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; said Wheeler
marched April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days ; also, Capt. Nathan Fuller's co., Lieut.
Col. William Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; comj^any return
dated Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775.

Wheeler, Jere. Lists of men appearuig under the heading " Hartwell Brook the
first Everidge ; " said Wheeler appears among men at Boston with Capt. Hart-
well [year not given].

Wheeler, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Enoch Chapin's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's
regt. of guards; engaged July 27, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 4
mos. 20 days; company detached from Hampshire Co. militia to guard stores
at Springfield and Brookfield for 6 months from July 1, 1778. Roll dated
Springfield.

Wheeler, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. Elihu Lyman's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's
(Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 25, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 12 days, at New London, Conn., including 5 days (105 miles) travel
home.

Wheeler, Jesse, Rutland. Private, Capt. Nathan Hamilton's co.. Col. Samuel
Brewer's regt. ; service from Aug. 3, 1776, to Sept. 30, 1776, 1 mo. 29 (also
given 1 mo. 28) days; also, same co. ; company receii)t for wages for Oct.,
1776, dated Ticonderoga Mills; also, Capt. Hamilton's co.. Col. Brewer's
regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., dated Brookfield; 160 miles
travel allowed said Wheeler; also, same co. and regt. ; i)ay abstract for travel
allowance, etc., from Fort Edward home, dated Brookfield, Feb. 6, 1777; said
Wheeler credited with allowance for Hh days (170 miles) travel.

Wheeler, Jesse. Private, Capt. Enoch Chapin's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt.
of guards; enli.sted July 15, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 5 mos. 18
days ; company detached from HamiJsliirc Co. militia to guard stores at Spring-
field and Brookfield for 6 months from July 1, 1778. Roll dated Springfield.

Wheeler, Jesse. Private, Capt. Elijah Dwight's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 21, 1779; discharged Aug. 25, 1779; service, 1



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 973

Wheeler, Jesse, continued.

mo. 9 days, at New London, Conn., including 4 days (77 miles) travel home.
Roll dated Belchertown.

Wheeler, Job. Receipt dated Rutland, April 29, 1782, for bounty paid said Wheeler
by Lieut. William Browning, Chairman of Class No. 3 of the town of Rutland,
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of .'} years.

Wheeler, Joel, Carlisle. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June
5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosnier, Superintendent for Mid-
dlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield ; also, descriptive
list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months,
agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Com-
missioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6th Mass. regt., at Springfield, July 1,
1780; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for town of
Carlisle; marched to camp July 1, 1780, under command of Ensign Joseph
Miller ; also, 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 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men rai.sed by the town of Carlisle for
service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched June 2(5, 1780; dis-
charged Dec. 3, 1780; service, 5 mos. 18 days, including travel (200 miles)
home.

Wheeler, Joel, New Salem. Capt. John King's (9th) co.. Col. Ruggles Wood-
bridge's (25th) regt.; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Wheeler and
others, dated Cambridge, June 22, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 11, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 25 days ;
company commanded by Capt. William Meacham prior to June 17, 1775; also,
company return dated Cambridge Camp, Sept. 29, 1775 ; also, order for bounty
coat dated Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 23, 1775.

Wheeler, Joel. Corporal, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co.. Col. Nicholas Dike's
regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777 ; credited to town of Petersham ;
enlisted Dec. 15, 177G ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Wheeler, Joel. List of men drafted from Concord town co. to goto Rhode Island
on an alarm July 23, 1777.

Wheeler, Joel. Corporal, Capt. Simon Hunt's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ;
enlisted Nov. 9, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 24 days, with guards at
Cambridge; company detached from militia; also, lists of men appearing
under the heading " Hartwell Brook the first Everidge ; " said Wheeler appears
among men forming the first guard at Cambridge [year not given].

Wheeler, Joel. Private, Capt. Daniel Harrington's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's
regt. of guards ; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June 1, 1778 ; en-
listed April 1, 1778; enlistment, 3 months from April 2, 1778; also, same co.
and regt. ; joined April 2, 1778 ; service to July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 2 days, at
Cambridge.

Wheeler, Joel. Private, Capt. David Goodwin's co., Col. Cogswell's regt. ; en-
tered service Sept. 23, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 10 days;
company detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston.

Wheeler, Joel. Private; list of men belonging to Concord town co., dated 1778.

Wheeler, Joel. Marine, State ship " Tartar," commanded by Capt. John Cath-
cart ; engaged IMay 25, 1782 ; discharged Nov. 21, 1782 ; service, 5 mos. 27 days.
Roll sworn to at Boston.

Wheeler, Joel. Lists of men appearing under the heading " Hartwell Brook the
first Everidge ; " said Wheeler appears in list of men [no date or particulars
given].



974 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Wheeler, Joel. Lists of uieu appearing under the heading " Hartwell Brook the
first Everidge ; " said Wheeler appears among men in a detachment witii Col.
Thatcher [j'ear not given].

Wheeler, John, Ashhy. Private, Capt. Samuel Stone's co. of Minute-men, Col.
William Prescott'sregt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser-
vice, (i days; also, Capt. Ahijah Wyman's co.. Col. William Prescott's regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 99 days; also,
company return dated Camhridge, Oct. 3, 1775.

Wheeler, Johx, Ashby. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Bennett's co., (Jth Middlesex Co. regt., as returned by Col. Jona-
than Reed to Brig. Gen. Prescott; residence, Ashby; joined Capt. Smith's
CO., Col. Biglow'sregt. ; term, 8 months ; also, Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith'g
CO., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van
Schaick's Island and sworn to in Camp at Stillwater; enlisted May 15, 1777;
enlistment to expire Jan. 10, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; mu.ster roll for
Nov., 1777, sworn to at Camp near " the Gulf ; " also, same co. and regt. ; mus-
ter rolls for Dec, 1777, and Feb., 1778, dated Valley Forge ; reported discharged
Jan. 10 [1778].

Wheeler, John, Ashby. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of
June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Sui)erintendent for
Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, dated Springfield ; also, descrip-
tive list of men rai.sed to reuiforce the Continental Army for the term of 6
months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin
Ely, Commis.sioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 10, 1780;
age, 22 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for town of A.shby ;
arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780; marched to camp July 10, 1780, under
command of Capt. Daniel Shays ; 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.

Wheeler, John, Barre. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Benjamin Nye and Capt.
William Henry, dated Barre, Dec. 29, 1777; residence, Barre; engaged for
town of Barre; jomed Capt. Reed's co.. Col. Alden's regt. ; term, during war;
also. Private, Capt. Reed's co., Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from March 13, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported as having
gone into the hospital and as discharged March -, 1781 ; also, Cajit. John Reed's
CO., Col. Alden's regt.; return dated Jan. 12, 1778; mustered by Capt. Nevr-
hall. Muster Master for Worcester Co., and by a Continental Muster Master;
also, Capt. Reed's co., (late) Col. Alden's regt.; return of men who were in
camp before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except
on furlough, etc., certified at Cherry Valley, Feb. 24, 1779; also, Capt. Reed's
CO., fitlf Mass. regt. fornierlj' commanded by Col. Ichabod Alden; muster roll
for March and April, 1779, dated Clierry Valley.

Wheeler, John, Blandford. Private, Capt. John Ferguson's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Timothy Danielson's regt., -which marched April 20, 1775, in response to
the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 1 week 3 days; also, Capt. Ferguson's
CO., Col. Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 30,
1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, order for money in lieu of bounty
coat endorsed " Dec'r 28th 1775;" also. Private, Capt. William Knox's de-



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