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men, Col. John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 12 days.

Whetcomb, Josiah, Leominster. Private, Capt. John White's co., Col. Abijah
Stearns's regt. ; engaged April 1, 1778 ; discharged June 20, 1778 ; service, 2
mos. 22 days, at and about Boston.

Whetcomb, Josiah. Receipt dated Leominster, ISIay .31, 1781, for bounties paid
said Whetcomb and others by the town of Leominster to serve in the Conti-
tinental Army for the term of 3 years.

Whetcomb, Lot. Private, Capt. Obadiah Beals's (Cohasset) co. ; service, 5 days;
company marched to Dorchester March 4, 1776.

Whetcomb, Mosks. Private, Capt. Silas Wild's co., Col. Brooks's regt. of guards;
joined Nov. 4, 1777 ; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 2 mos. 30 days, at Cambridge.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 1035

Whetcomb, Nathaniel. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Bolton
for serv'ice in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 10, 1780 ; dis-
charged Jan. 13, 1781 ; service, G mos. 14 days, including travel (220 miles)
home.

"Whetcomb, Oliver, Ashburnham. Corporal, Capt. Deliverance Davis's co. of
militia, Col. Asa "Whetcombo's regt., which marched in response to the alarm
of April 19, 1775 ; said Whetcomb marched April 20, 1775 ; left place of ren-
dezvous April 27, 1775 ; service, 10 days.

Whetcomb, Oliver, Harvard. Private, Capt. Joseph Fairbanks's co., Col. Asa
Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam-
bridge ; left place of rendezvous April 25, 1775 ; service, 7 days.

Whetcomb, Paul. Receipt dated Littleton, April 3, 1781, for bounty paid said
Whetcomb by Class No. 2 of the town of Littleton to serve in the Continental
Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780.

Whetcomb, Peter. Order on Committee of Clothing, payable to Mr. Abel Jewett,
dated April 17, 177(), signed by Jonathan Whetcombe, for money in lieu of
bounty coat due his son, said Peter Whetcomb, deceased; certificate attached
dated April 17, 1775, signed by the Selectmen of Littleton, certifies that Peter
Whetcomb, deceased, was a soldier in Capt. Gilbert's co., Col. Prescott's regt.,
"the last campaign" and had not received his bounty coat or its equivalent
in money ; certificate endorsed " p'd 1 Soldier."

Whetcomb, Phineas. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co.. Col. Josiah Whit-
ney's regt. ; service from July 30, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 15 days, at
Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Lancaster.

Whetcomb, Reuben. Descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve in
the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by
Seth Washburn, Superintendent; Capt. Wilder's co.. Col. Grout's regt.; age,
16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, light ; occupation, farmer ; engaged
for town of Templeton ; engaged Jan. 15, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Whetcomb, Richard. Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; pay abstract
for gun and blanket money, dated Dorchester, Feb. 12, 1777.

Whetcomb, Richard. Private, Capt. Jonathan Gates's co. ; enlisted Oct. 1, 1777 ;
service, 26 days, at Saratoga, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home.

Whetcomb, Richard. Private, Capt. E. Smith's co.. Col. Smith's regt. : Conti-
nental Army pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780.

Whetcomb, Scotovtay, Western (Warren). Private, Capt. Reuben Read's co. of
Minute-men and others. Col. Jonathan Warner's regt., which marched April
20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 18
days.

Whetcomb, Silas. Private, in a company commanded by Lieut. Amos Fairbank,
Col. Job Cushing's regt.; entered service Sept. 6, 1777; marched Sept. 8,
1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 5 days, under Brig. Warner,
including 11 days (212 miles) travel home; company drafted from militia and
marched to join Continental Army at the Northward ; also, pay roll for same
service sworn to in Worcester Co.

Whetcomb, Simeon. Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co.. Col. Dike's regt.; pay abstract
for gun and blanket money, dated Dorchester, Feb. 12, 1777.

Whetcomb, Simon. Capt. John Callander's co., Col. Gridley's regt. ; receipt for
advance pay, signed by said Whetcomb, dated "Rans Kill," June 22 [1775].



1036 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Whetcomb, William, Boltoii. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co.. Col. Asa
Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted July 10, 1775 ;
service, 21 days.

"Whetcomb, William. Enlistment agreement dated June -, 1776, signed by said
Wbetcomb and others, engaging themselves to .serve until Dec. 1, 177(5, unless
sooner discharged, each man to furnish his own fireami, etc., and to march
with the utmost despatch to New York ; also, company receipt, given to Capt.
Jonathan Houghton, for wages for Oct. and Nov., 1776, and travel allowance
home, dated Bolton, Dec. 4, 1776.

Whetcomb, Zelotes. Private, Capt. Jonathan Rice's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 8 (also given Nov. G) , 1777 ;
service, 2 mos. 28 (also given 2 mos. 27) days, including 9 days (180 miles)
travel home; comi>any ordered to march to reinforce Northern army. Roll
dated Sudbury.

Whetcombe, John. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental
Army fur the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of Jime 5, 1780, returned
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at
Si)ringfield, July 11, 1780; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in.; complexion,
ruddy; engaged for town of Lunenburg; marched to camp July 11, 1780,
under command of Capt. George Webb.

Whetcombe, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Jonathan Minott's co.. Col. Baldwin's
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home to headquarters and return, dated
Cambridge, Jan. 12, 1776 ; mileage for 54 miles allowed said Whetcombe.

Whetcombr, Robert. Private, Capt. Jonathan Muiott's co., Col. Baldwin's regt. ;
pay absti'act for mileage from homo to head(iuarters and return, dated Cam-
bridge, Jan. 12, 1776 ; mileage for 54 miles allowed said Whetcombe.

Whetcombe, William, Ashburnham. Private, Capt. Deliverance Davis's co. of
militia, Col. Asa Whetcombe's regt., which marched in response to the alarm
of April 19, 1775 ; said Whetcombe marched April 20, 1775 ; left place of ren-
dezvous April 23, 1775 ; service, 6 days.

Whetcome, Abel. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co.. Col. Nicholas Dike's
regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Bolton; en-
listed Dec. 14, 1776; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Whetcome, Richard. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co., Col. Nicholas Dike's
regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Bolton; en-
listed Dec. 14, 1776; regiment raised to serve imtil March 1, 1777.

Whetcome, Simeon. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co.. Col. Nicholas Dike's
regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Templeton;
enlisted Dec. 14, 1776; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Wheteker, William. Capt. Samuel Low's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt.;
entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1777 ; service, 6 days, at
Bennington.

Whetemore, Samuel. Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Blaney's co., Col. Eleazer
Brooks's regt. of guards; joined Jan. 12, 1778; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 22 days,
at Cambridge.

Wheten, Comfort. Capt. Esek Eddy's co. of artificers acting as boatmen ; entered
service Aug. 8, 1777 ; service, 20 days, on expedition to Rhode Island. Roll
dated Providence.

Wheten, Dennison. Capt. Malcolm Henrj^'s co., Col. Putnam's (9th) regt. ; order
for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 23, 1775.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 1037

"Wheten, Elias, Medway. Private, Capt. Sabin Mann's co., Col. "Wheelock's regt. ;
marclied April 22, 1777; discharged May 10, 1777; service, 20 days; company
marched to Rhode Island.

Wheten, Ichabod, Stockbridge. Descriptive list dated Lenox, Aug. 20, 1781, of
men raised in Berksliire Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, and delivered
to William Walker, Superintendent for said county; Capt. Marsh's co.. Col.
Roseter's regt. ; age, 20 jts. ; stature, 6 ft. 1 in. ; complexion, light ; hair, light ;
occupation, nailer; residence, Stockbridge ; engaged for town of Stockbridge ;
receipted for by Maj. Ashley.

Wheten, Samuel, Merrimac. Drummer, Capt. Archelaus Towne's co.. Col.
Ebenezer Bridge's regt. ; company return [year not given, probably 1775].

Wheter, Nathan. Sergeant, Capt. Gleason's co., 4th regt.; list of men who re-
turned equipments used in campaign of 1776, dated Chatham, Feb. 1, 1777.

Whetheral, Abel, Wrentham. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. Samuel Cowell's co.. Col. Benjamin Ilawes's (4th Suffolk
Co.) regt., dated Feb. It!, 1778; residence, Wrentham; engaged for town of
Wrentham ; joined Capt. Goodal's co.. Col. Putnum's regt. ; term, 3 years, to
expire Jan. -, 1780.

Whetherbe, Nathan, Westminster. Private, Capt. Abner Cranson's co., Col.
Asa Whitcomb's (23d) regt. ; company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6,
1775.

Whetherbee, Ammi, Stow. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re-
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camj)
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780.

Whetherbee, David, Stow. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re-
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780.

Whetherby, Benjamin, Mansfield. 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. [See Benjamin AVhitherill and Benjamin
Witherell.]

Whetherby, Isaac, Brookfield. 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.

Whetherby, Isaac. 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, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring-
field, July 11, 1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, ruddy; en-
gaged for to\vn of Lunenburg ; marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command
of Capt. George Webb. [See Isaac Weatherbee and Jesse Wetherby.]

Whetherby, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Asa Laurance's co. of volunteers, Col.
Jonathan Reed's regt. ; entered service Sept. 26, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 9,
1777 ; service, 1 mo. 15 daj's, at the Northward ; company raised in Littleton
and Westford and marched to assist army under Gen. Gates.

Whetherel, Abel. 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, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Spring-
field, July 9, 1780; age, 30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged
for town of Wrentham : arrived at Springfield July 8, 1780 ; marched to camp
July 9, 1780, under conunaiid of Lieut. Jackson, of the artillery.



1038 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Whetherell, John. 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, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at
Sprmgtield, July 11, 1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.; complexion, light; en-
gaged for town of Hanover; arrived at Springfield July 10, 1780; marched to
camp July 11, 1780, under command of Capt. George Webb. [See John
Weatherell and John Wilhert.]

Whetherell, Oliver. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental
Army for tlie term of G months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at
Springfield, July 11, 1780; age, Iti yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, light;
engaged for town of Hanover ; arrived at Springfield July 10, 1780; marched
to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Cai)t. George Webb. [See Oliver
Wheatherby and Oliver Wilhert.]

Whetiens, Nathaniel, Providence. Private, Capt. George Gould's co.. Col. Paul
Dudley Sargent's regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 177.'")].

Wheting, Caleb. Private, Capt. Lemuel May's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; joined
March 23, 1778; discharged April 5, 1778; service, 14 days, at Roxbury Lines.

Whetley, William. Private, Capt. Abner Crane's co. ; enlisted March 9, 1779 ;
service, 1 mo. 25 days, with guards at Boston ; said .Whetley reported as among
those who failed to pass muster or were transferred to another company.

Whetmore, Daniel. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Seth Mun-ay's (fith Hampshire Co.)
regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commi.ssioiied July 10, 1780.

Whet[moee], Nathan. Capt. Silas Cobb's co.. Col. Walker's regt.; order for
money in lieu of bounty coat dated Braintree, Dec. 25, 1775.

Whetney, Caleb. Private, Capt. Fortunatus Eager's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt.; marched Dec. 17, 1776; returned March 27, 1777; service, 3 mos. 10
daj's ; 14 days (280 miles) travel home also allowed ; company marched to re-
inforce army mider Gen. Washington in the Jerseys. Roll dated Lancaster
and endorsed " marchd to New York."

Whetney, Ephraim. Private, Capt. Jonathan Houghton's co.. Col. Smith's regt. ;
list of men [year not given].

Whetney, Joshua. Private, Capt. Fortunatus Eager's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt. ; marched Dec. 17, 1776 ; returned March 27, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 10
days; 14 days (280 miles) travel home also allowed; company marched to re-
inforce army imder Gen. Washington in the Jerseys. Roll dated Lancaster
and endorsed " marchd to New Y'ork."

Whetney, Nephthalim, Falmouth. Capt. Hart Williams's co.. Col. Edmund
Phinney's regt. ; order for bounty coat dated Camp at Cambridge, Fort No. 2,
Oct. 26, 1775.

Whetny, Joshua, Lancaster. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 2d Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Fortunatus Eager, sworn to
Feb. 17, 1778; residence, Lancaster; engaged for town of Lancaster; joined
Capt. Hodgskin's co., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; term, 3 years.

Whetny, Samuel, Princeton (probably). Private, Capt. Joseph Sargent's co. of
militia. Col. Sparhawk's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to
the alarm of April 19, 1775; returned May 1, 1775; service, 12 days.

Wheton, Aaron. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for
Worcester Co.; Capt. Gates's co., Col. Bigelow's regt.; mustered April 8,
1777; term, 3 years; reported received £20 boimty.



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 1039

Wheton, Charles. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co., Col. Williams's regt. ;
service from Sept. 29, 1777, at Tiverton; reported enlisted out Oct. 'J, 1777.
Roll dated Rehoboth.

"Wheton, David (also given David, Jr.) . Descriptive list of men raised to rein-
force the Continental Army for the term of (i months, agreeable to resolve of
Jmie 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen.
John Glover, at Springfield, July 7, 1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.;
complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Hopkinton ; marched to camp July 7,
17S0, under command of Capt. Dix ; also, receipt dated Hopkinton, April 13,
1781, for bounty paid said Wheton by the town of Hopkinton to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Wheton, Jonathan, Dighton. Private, Capt. James Briggs's co. ; service, 29
days ; company marched from Dighton Oct. 2, 1777, under command of Col.
Freeman on a secret expedition to Rhode Island and was discharged by Gen.
Spencer Oct. 29, 1777.

Wheton, Joseph, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. John Perry's co.. Col. Timothy
Walker's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

Wheton, Noah. Lieutenant, Capt. Stephen Smith's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 20,
1777 ; service, 7 days, in Northern department. Roll dated Hancock.

Whetstone, Joseph, Dorchester. Private, Capt. Isaac Tuckerman's co.. Col.
Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; i)ay abstract for travel allowance home, etc., dated
Dorchester, Nov. 28, 1776; said Whetstone credited with allowance for 3 miles
travel.

Whettam, John. Private, Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st)
regt. ; muster roll for Jxme, 1781, sworn to in Camp at Phillipsburgh ; enlisted
Jan. 30, 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported on command at West Point ; also,
muster rolls for July, Aug., and Sept., 1781; reported on command at West
Point in July and Aug., 1781 ; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Huts.

Whetton, John. Receipt given to Caleb Davis, dated Boston, March 2, 1782,
signed by Thomas Spear, Jr., for wages for service of said Whetton as armorer
at the Laboratory during Feb., 1782.

Whettor [ ? ], John, Salem. Sailor, schooner " Fly," commanded by Capt. Silas
Smith; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Nov. 8, 1780; age, 20
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, dark; residence, Salem.

Wheylon, Edward. Sergeant, Capt. Walter Bicker's co., in a regiment com-
manded by Lieut. Col. John Parke; pay roll for Aug., 1778.

Wheylon, Philip. Drummer, Capt. Allen McLane's co., in a regiment commanded
by Lieut. Col. John Parke ; pay roll for Aug., 1778 ; reported sick and absent.



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