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duplicate roll] ; also, Capt. Samuel Fairfield's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's
regt. ; enlisted Nov. 9, 1778; service, 1 mo. 7 days; company served at Dor-
chester and was discharged Dec. 12, 1778; also, Capt. Elijah Dwight's co., Col.
Elisha Porter's (Hampshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 20, 1779 ; discharged
Aug. 25, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at New London, Conn., including 4 days
(77 miles) travel home.

Wheeler, Reuben, Amherst. Capt. Archelaus Towne's co.. Col. Ehenezer
Bridge's (27th) regt.; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Wheeler and
others, dated Cambridge, July (i, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; mus-
ter foil dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6 days; also,
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money endorsed " Nov'r 20 " [1775].

Wheeler, Rice, Western (Warren). Private, Capt. Reuben Read's co. of INIinute-
men and others. Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched April 20, 1775,
in response to the alarm of April 19, 1773, to Roxbury ; service, 25 days.

Wheeler, Richard. Private, Capt. James Perry's co., 16th regt. ; enlisted
Dec. 29, 1775. Roll endorsed " 3 mo from 1 Jany to 6 apl '76."

Wheeler, Richard. Seaman, brigantine" Freedom," commanded by Capt. John
Clouston; engaged Feb. 4, 1777; discharged Aug. 4, 1777; service, 6 mos.

Wheeler, Richard. Seaman, brig " Penet," John Harris, Master; engaged
Oct. 24, 1777; discharged Feb. 9, 1778; service, 3^ mos., on voyage from
Boston to Nantes.

Wheeler, Rufus, Rowley. Private, Capt. Edward Payson's (Rowley) co. of
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days; re-
ported returned home ; also, Lieut. Mo.ses Bradstrect's detachment ; account
rendered for wages and billeting, dated Rowley, Nov. 15, 1775, and sworn to at
Ipswich ; service, 14 days, in defence of Gloucester harbor by order of Select-
men and Committee of Correspondence of Rowley ; enlistment, 14 days.

Wheeler, Rufus, Rowley. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Adams's co. ; return
of militia officers wlio joined Col. Jedediah Huntington's regt. which rein-
forced the army, dated Roxbury' Camp, Dec. 22, 1775; ordered in Council Feb.
3, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned Feb. 3,
1776; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Richard Peabody's co., Col. Edward Wiggles-
worth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Ticonderoga in 1776 ;
230 miles travel allowed said Wheeler.

Wheeler, Russell, Rehoboth. Receijit dated Rehoboth, Dec. 10, 1781, for bounties
paid said Wheeler and others by Jolm Brown and others, a committee of the
town of Ilelioboth, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years;
also, descriptive list of men in Continental service; Light Infantry co., Lieut.
Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion,
light; hair, brown; occupation, farmer; residence, Rehoboth; engaged for
town of Rehoboth ; engaged Dec. 8, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Wheeler, Salisbury. Private, Capt. Joseph Willmarth's co.. Col. Thomas Car-
penter's regt. ; marched Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 10 (also
given 9) days; company marched from liehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., on the вАҐ
alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and tliere served under Gen. Heath ; note on roll states
that said Wheeler and others who are credited with 10 days service were de-
tached and served 1 day after the company was discharged.



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"Wheeler, Samson, Acton. Private, Capt. Asahel Wheeler's co., Col. John Rob-
inson's regt. ; marched Feb. 4 [year not given, probably 1776] ; service, 1 mo.
28 days.

"Wheeler, Samuel, Boston (also given Plymouth) . Return of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army from Capt. Nath. Goodwin's co., 1st Plymouth Co.
regt. ; residence, Plymouth ; engaged for town of Plymouth ; joined Capt. Ben-
jamin "SVarren's co., Col. Alden's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, list of men raised
to serve in the Continental Army from 1st Ilolliston co., as returned by Lieut.
Joseph Mellen ; residence, Boston ; engaged for town of HoUiston ; joined Capt.
Robert Allen's co.. Col. Ichabod Alden's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, list of men
mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston,
Jan. 19, 1777; Capt. Robert Allen's co., Cc . Ichabod Alden's regt. ; reported
received State bounty; also. Private, 6th co., Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 30, 1777, to April 8, 1779 ; reported
deserted, but returned and joined corps of invalids ; also, Capt. Allen's co.. Col.
Alden's regt.; return endorsed "1778;" mustered by County Mu.ster Ma.ster
Barber and by a Continental Muster Master ; reported on furlough ; also, (late)
Capt. Allen's co., (late) Col. Alden's regt. ; return of men who were in camp
on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on
furlough, etc., certified at "Fort Harkermen," Feb. 26, 1779; also, Corporal,
Lieut. Col. William Stacy's co., 6th Mass. regt. formerly commanded by Col.
Alden ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Fort Alden and sworn to in
Quarters at Cherry Valley ; enlisted Jan. 1 [1777] ; reported furloughed March
8, 1779, by order of Col. Van Schaick for 30 days ; also, Private, Capt. McFar-
land's corps of invalids; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May
19, 1780, to Nov. 30, 1780; reported transferred from Col. Brooks's (7th) regt. ;
also reported discharged ; also, Capt. Moses McFarland's corps of invalids sta-
tioned at Boston, Col. Nichola's regt. ; inspection return dated Aug. 1, 1780.

Wheeler, Samuel, Concord. Private, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co., Col. Jonathan
Brewer's regt. ; company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order
for bounty coat dated Cambridge Camp, Oct. 25, 1775 ; also, lists of men
appearing xmder the heading " Hartwell Brook the first Everidge;" said
Wheeler appears among 8 months men [no date or particulars given].

Wheeler, Samuel, Concord. Private, Capt. Charles Miles's co.. Col. Jonathan
Reed'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, S.\muel, Concord. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
[year not given] ; residence, Concord ; engaged for town of Concord.

Wheeler, Samuel, Greenwich. Private, Capt. Samuel Kilton's co.. Col. John
Paterson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 26, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order
for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp No. 3, Nov. 20, 1775.

Wheeler, Samuel, Lynn. Private, Capt. Ezra Newhall's co.. Col. John Mans-
field's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson; company
return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated
Camp at Winter Hill, Nov. 4, 1775.

Wheeler, S.\muel, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Abraham Hammatt's co., which
marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Mar.sh-
field ; service, 11 days; also, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co.. Col. Theophilus
Cotton's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted Maj' 1, 1775; service,
3 mos. 8 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for bounty
coat dated Roxburj', Nov. 8, 1775; also, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col.



990 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Wheeler, Samuel, continued.

Nicholas Dike's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 10,
1776; discharged Jan. 20, 1777; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Wheeler, Samuel, Kehoboth. Private, Light Infantry cc, Col. Henry Jackson's
regt. ; Continental Army jjay accounts for service from June 2, 1777, to Dec.
31, 1779; credited to town of Ilehoboth ; also, Capt. Jonathan Drown's co..
Col. Lee's regt. ; copy of a pay abstract for Sept., 1777 ; enlisted July 8, 1777 ;
also, Capt. William Scott's (4th) co.. Col. Jackson's regt.; muster roll for
April, 1779, dated Garrison I'awtuxet; enlisted Jime 2, 1777; enlistment,
3 years; also, 4th co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; company return dated Providence,
July 8, 1779; also, Capt. Scott's (Light Infantry) co.. Col. Jackson's regt.;
pay roll for Oct., 1779; also. Light Infantry co.. Col. Jack.son's regt.; regi-
mental return made uj) to Dec. 31, 1779, dated Camp at Providence; also,
Capt. Scott's (Light Infantry) co.. Col. Jackson's (16th) regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to July 8, 1780; reported
discharged July 8, 1780; also, return certified 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 imder the command
of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; Capt.
Scott's CO. ; rank. Private; residence, Rehoboth; engaged July 8, 1777; term,
3 years ; also, Capt. Scott's (Light Infantry) co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay roll
for May, 1780 ; reported omitted on rolls from Nov., 1779, being sick and absent.

Wheeler, Samuel. Private, Capt. Joseph Hosmer's (Concord) co.. Col. Eleazer
Brooks's regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched to Roxbury March 4, 1776,
to reinforce the army. Roll endorsed " Minet Men."

Wheeler, Samuel. Private, Capt. Joseph Hosmer's (Light Infantry) co. ; com-
pany return endorsed " 1776."

Wheeler, Samuel. Certificate dated Concord, Sept. 17, 1777, signed by Ephraim
Wood, Town Clerk, by order of the Selectmen, certifying that said Wheeler
went with others from Concord to Boston on an alarm to convey stores thence
and returned with empty teams ; said Wheeler traveled 21 miles to Cambridge.

Wheeler, Samuel. Private, Capt. John Buttrick's co. of volunteers, Col. Reed's
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 28, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 13, 1777 ; service, 16 days, at
the time of taking Gen. Burgoyne; company detached from Col. Brooks's
regt. to reinforce army under Gen. Gates at the Northward ; Col. Buttrick
reported as serving as Captain ; also, lists of men appearing under the heading
"Hartwell Brook the first Everidge; " said Wheeler appears among " Those
who went at the taking of Burgoyne " [year not given].

Wheeler, Samuel. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co.. Col. Williams's regt. ;
service fi'om Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton. Roll dated
Rehoboth.

Wheeler, Samuel. List of prisoners delivered Col. Gabriel Johonnot by Charles

Waller, Commissary of Prisoners at Rhode Island, March 17, 1778; reported a

Seaman.
Wheeler, Samuel. Private, Capt. Simon Hunt's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ;

enlisted Jan. 5, 1778; service to April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 28 days, with guards at

Cambridge; company detached from militia.

Wheeler, Samuel. Private, Capt. Mark Pool's detachment of militia. Col. Jacob
(jerrish's regt. of guards ; service from Nov. 12, 1777, to Feb. 3, 1778, at Charles-
town ; also, Capt. Pool's co.. Col. Gerrish's regt. ; muster roll for March, 1778,
dated Winter Hill ; reported on duty at Charlestown ; also, same co. and regt. ;
service from Feb. 3, 1778, to April 5, 1778, 2 mos. 2 days, at Cambridge.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 991

Wheelek, Samuel. Private, Capt. Elihu Lyman's co., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shii-o Co.) regt. ; enli.sted July 25, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; service, 1
mo. 12 days, at New London, Conn., including 5 days (105 miles) travel home.

"Wheeler, Samuel. Private, Capt. Elijah Walker's co., Col. John Hathaway's
regt., Brig. Gen. George Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade; service, 7 days;
company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780.

Wheeler, Samuel. Sergeant, Capt. Simeon Cole's co., Col. Dean's regt. ; service
from March G, 1781, 10 daj's ; company raised to serve on a 40 days expedition
to Rhode Island but was discharged March 15, 1781, by order of Maj. Gen.
Lincoln.

Wheeler, Samuel. Receipt dated Rehoboth, Feb. 20, 1781, for bounties paid said
Wheeler and others by John Brown, on behalf of the town of Rehoboth, to
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, descriptive list
attested by James Williams, Superintendent for Bristol Co., of men raised to
serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, returned
as received by John Burt, at Taunton, May 22, 1781, to be conducted to
Springfield and delivered to Col. Shepard ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ;
complexion, light; occupation, laborer; engaged for town of Rehoboth; en-
gaged March 22, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Wheeler, Samuel. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in
the Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent ; age,
17 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, light; occupation, farmer; engaged
for town of Northampton; engaged April 17, 1781; term, 3 years; also, Pri-
vate, Capt. Benjamin Pike's co., commanded by Capt. Samuel Frost subse-
quent to Oct., 1782, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; returns for wages
for the years 1781 and 1782 ; wages allowed said Wlieeler from April 18, 1781,
to Dec. 31, 1782, 20 mos. 13 days.

Wheeler, Samuel. Sergeant, 3d co. ; entries dated Oct. 18, 1783, and Dec. 26,
1783, of orders for wages for May-Dec. [year not given], appearing in a reg-
ister of orders accepted on account of wages, etc.

Wheeler, Seth, Royalston. Capt. Abel Wilder's co.. Col. Ephraim Doolittle's
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Wheeler and others, dated
Charlestown, June 26, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 1, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 8 days ; also, com-
pany return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

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

Wheeler, Shubael, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Isaac Hodges's co. ; service from
Aug. 12, 1776, to Oct. 1, 1776; also, Capt. Hodges's co.. Col. Francis's regt.;
copies of company receipts for wages for service from Aug. 12, 1776, to Nov.
30, 1776, dated Dorchester; also, same co. and regt.; pay abstract for travel
allowance from camp home, etc., sworn to Nov. 29, 1776; said Wheeler cred-
ited with allowance for 2 days (48 miles) travel ; company drafted from Reho-
both, Attleborough, Norton, Mansfield, and Easton ; also, Capt. Stephen Bul-
lock's CO., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; service to Dec. 23, 1776, 9 days;
company marched from Relioboth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8,
1776; also. Corporal, Capt. Israel Hicks's co., Col. John Daggett's regt.;
marched to camp Jan. 2, 1778; discharged March 31, 1778; service, 3 mos., at
Rhode Island.

Wheeler, Silas. Treasury pay roll of Capt. Joseph Elliott's co., dated Sept. 27,
1783. [See Silas Whelan.j



992 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

"Wheeler, Silas. Treasury pay roll of Capt. David "Wheeler's co., dated March
8, 1784.

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

"Wheeler, Simeon, Lincoln. Private, Capt. Jesse Wyman'sco., Col. Josiah "Whit-
ney's regt. ; arrived at destination May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 10, 1777, at
Point Judith ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, at Rhode Island, including 3 days (58
miles) travel to place of destination and 5 days travel from place of discharge
home ; company raised for 2 mouths.

"Wheeler, Simeon. Capt. Jonathan Danforth's co., (late) Col. David Brewer's
(9th) regt. ; order for bounty coat dated Roxbury Camp, Nov. 14, 1775.

"Wheeler, Simeon. Private, Capt. Israel Hix's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ;
service, 16 days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the
alarm of Dec. 8, 1776.

"Wheeler, Simeon. Copy of a list dated Boston Harbor, on board the brig " Re-
prisal," Feb. 10, 1778, of men belonging to the crew of the "Reprisal," com-
manded by Capt. James BrowTi, taken by a British frigate Feb. 19 [ ? ], 1778.

"Wheeler, Simeon. Private, Capt. Israel Hicks's co., Col. John Daggett's regt. ;
joined company in place of Benjamin "Wheeler Feb. 17, 1778; discharged
March 31, 1778; combined service of both men, 2 mos. 28 days, at Rhode
Island. Roll sworn to at Rehoboth.

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

"Wheeler, Simeon. Private, Capt. John Perry's co.. Col. Abiel Mitchel's regt. ;
enlisted July 27, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 5 days, at
Rhode Island ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.
Roll sworn to at Rehoboth.

"Wheeler, Simon, Concord. Private, Capt. Simon Hunt's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ;
return [year not given, probably 1776] ; said Wheeler reported as in camp at
"White Plains and fit for duty; also reported as having lost articles in battle.

"Wheeler, Simon. Capt. Joseph Butler's co., Col. Nixon's regt.; order for ad-
vance pay, signed by said Wheeler and others, dated Cambridge, June 10,
1775; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Concord, March 26,
1776 ; certificate attached to order, dated March 27, 1776, signed by Capt.
Joseph Butler, certifies that said Wheeler enlisted into his comj)any " Last
Spring " and after serving until July hired a man to serve the rest of the cam-
paign and had not received a bounty coat; order endorsed "Paid 1 soldier."

Wheeler, Simon. Private, Capt. George Minott's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ;
service, 5 days; company marched from the alarm post at Concord March 4,
1776, to reinforce the army.

"Wheeler, Simon. Drummer, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. of
guards; joined Nov. 3, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 5 mos., at Cambridge .

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

"Wheeler, Thomas, Acton. Private, Capt. David "Wheeler's co., Col. Nixon's
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage to and from camp, dated "Winter Hill, Jan. 15,
1776: mileage for 42 miles allowed said Wheeler.

"Wheeler, Thomas, Bo.ston. Private, Thomas Uran's co. of artificers; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence,



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 993

Wheeler, Thomas, contimted.

Boston ; also, statement of Continental balances ; said "Wheeler served as artif-
icer under Thomas Uram, Foreman ; term, 3 years ; balance certified Sept. 27,
1780; also, return signed by Tho. Chase, U. Q. M. G. [year not given], of
wagoners, artificers, etc., serving in his deiiartment; said Wheeler appears
among " Carpentera and Wheel-wrights inlisted " stationed at Boston.

Wheeler, Thomas, Maiden. Private, Capt. Nailer Hatch's co., Lieut. Col.
William Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return
dated Maiden, Oct. 6, 1775.

Wheeler, Tho>las, Maiden. Descriptive list of deserters from 24th regt. com-
manded by Col. John Greaton, dated Aug. 14, 1776; Capt. Whiting's co. ; age,
25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light ; residence. Maiden ; deserted
March 18, 1776.

Wheeler, Thoslas, Maiden. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Con-
tinental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 5, 1780,
returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Col. Timothy Bigelow,
at Springfield, Oct. 2G, 1780; age, 35 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion,
ruddy ; engaged for town of Maiden ; arrived at Springfield Oct. 5, 1780 ;
marched to camp Oct. 26, 1780, imder command of Lieut. Cary ; also, Private,
Major's co.. Col. Vose's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service
from Oct. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780.

Wheeler, Tho5la.s, Maiden. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
[year not given]; residence, ]NIalden ; engaged for town of Maiden; also, de-
scriptive list dated Feb. 3, 1781; Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co., 1st Mass. regt.;
age, 35 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, brown ; occupation,
shoemaker; birthplace. Maiden; residence. Maiden; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777, by
Capt. Cushing, at Ticonderoga ; enlistment, during war ; also, Private, Capt.
Liike Hitchcock's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-
May, 1781, dated West Pomt; reported on command at the Lines in Jan., 1781,
on command at the ferry in Feb. and March, 1781, a ferryman in April, 1781 ;
also, muster roll for July, 1781 ; reported on command at New Windsor; also,
muster roll for Sept., 1781; reported on command at Verplanck's Point; also,
muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts; reported on command
at Verplanck's Point.

Wheeler, Thomas, Marblehead. List of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Col. Jonathan Glover's (5th Essex Co.) regt.; residence. Marble-
head ; engaged for town of Marblehead ; term, 3 years ; also, list of men mus-
tered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster ^Master for SulYolk Co., dated Boston, March
2, 1777; Capt. Lane's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; reported received State bounty;
also. Private, 8th co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Feb. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town of
Maiden ; also, Capt. Jabez Lane's co.. Col. Nixon's (5th) regt. ; return of men
in service on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent sub.sequently
except on furlough, etc., certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also,
Capt. Thomas Bams's (Light Infantry) co., 6th Mass. regt; pay roll for June
and July, 1779; reported transferred to Major's co. Julj' 1, 1779; also, Maj.
Joseph Thompson's co.. Col. Nixon's (6th) regt. ; pay rolls for June-Oct., 1779 ;
reported joined from light infantry co. July 1, 1779; also, Maj. Peter Har-
wood's CO., Col. Nixon's regt. ; payrolls for Nov. and Dec, 1779; also. Major's
CO. ; account of clothing delivered for the year 1780 ; receipt for said clothing,
dated Peekskill, Dec. 5, 1779; also, descriptive list of men belonging to Col.
Nixon's regt. who enlisted for the war prior to Sept. 30, 1779, certified at High-
lands, Feb. 23, 1780 ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged
for town of ^Marblehead ; also. Major's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; Continental



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Wheeler, Thomas, continued.

Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; a^so, Ma j.
Harwood's co., 6th Mass. regt. ; pay rolls for Jan.-Sept., 1780; also, (late) Maj.
llarwood's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; p;iy roll for Oct., 1780; also, same co. ; pay
roll for Nov. and Dec, 1780; also, descriptive list dated "West Point, Jan. 29,
1781; Capt. Daniels's co., 6th Mass. regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Smith;
rank. Private ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light ; hair,
light; enlisted by Capt. Matthew Chambers; enlistment, during war; also,
Capt. Abel Ilolden's co., commanded by Capt. Mason Wottles subsequent to
May 1, 1781, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; return for wages for the
year 1781 ; wages allowed said Wheeler for 12 mos. ; also, Capt. Mason Wottles's
CO., Lieut. Col. Smith's regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed
said Wheeler for 12 mos. : reported ab.sent in Sept., 1782, on furlough in Dec,
1782 ; also, return [year not given, probably 1783] of men entitled to S80 gratuity,
agreeable to act of Congress of May 15, 1778, for serving during the war ; 6th
CO., 6th Mass. regt. ; also, order on Capt. Haward (Heywood) , Agent, 6th Mass.
regt., payable to William Tucker, dated Boston, Sept. 24, 1784, signed by said
Wheeler, for wages for service in 6th Mass. regt.

Wheeler, Thomas, Petersham. Drummer, Capt. John Wheeler's co. of Minute-
men, Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alann of April 19,
1775; service, 8 days; also, Capt. Jonathan Holman's co., Col. Doolittle's
(25th) regt. ; order for advance pay, .signed by said Wheeler and others, dated
Cambridge, June 16, 1775 ; also, Drummer, same co. and regt. ; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also,
company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775.

Wheeler, Thomas, Templeton. Private, Capt. Joel Fletcher's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ; service, 10 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 Camp near Charles-
town Road, June 8, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 29, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 10 days ; also, company



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