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1779.

Turner, James, Andover (also given Danvers) . Private, Capt. Stephen Abbot's
CO., Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service



170 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Turner, James, continued.

from Feb. 6, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; residence, Andover ; credited to town of
Audover; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for March, 1779, dated West
Point ; enlisted Feb. 6, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported transferred to light
infantry co. Feb. 1, 1779; also, Capt. Samuel Page's (Light Infantry) co., Col.
Tapper's regt. ; muster roll dated West Point, April 5, 1779; enlisted April 6,
1777; also, Capt. Page's co., Col. Tapper's regt.; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. G, 1780; residence, Danvers;
reported discharged.

Turner, James, Andover. Private, Capt. Cobum'sco., Col. Brooks's regt. ; Conti-
nental Army pay accoiuits for .service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also,
descriptive list endorsed " January 11th 1781 ; " Lieut. Col. John Brooks's regt. ;
a^e, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; birthplace,
Andover; residence, Andover; enlisted Feb. -, 1780, by Capt. Parker; also.
Private, Capt. William White's (Light Infantrj-) co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's (7th)
regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated West Point; enlistment, during war;
also. Light Infantry co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; list of men tried by courts-
martial subse(iuent to Jan. 1, 1781; said Turner tried in May, 1781, by regi-
mental court-martial, Capt. Webb, President, on charge of disobeying orders ;
sentenced to receive 100 lashes; reported pardoned; also, Capt. Asa Coburn's
(Light Infantry) co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt. ; muster rolls for Feb., 1781-
Jan., 1782, dated YorkHutts; a^so, muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Hutts; also,
descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Light Infantry co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's
(7th) regt. ; age, 21 (also given 22) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light;
bair, light; occupation, farmer; birthplace, Andover; residence, Andover ; en-
listed Feb. -, 1780; enlistment, during war; also, list of men tried by courts-
martial subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781; said Turner tried Sept. 21, 1782, by
regimental court-martial, Capt. Clays, President, on charge of stealing sheep;
sentenced to receive 100 lashes ; also, list of men who died or were discharged
subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Turner discharged June 10, 1783, by Gen.
Washington, term of enlistment havuig expired.

Turner, James, Jaffrey, N. H. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 1, 1778; Capt. Trescott's co.. Col.
Henley's regt.; reported received State bounty; also. Private, Colonel's co..
Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780; wages account not made up as said Turner had
been furnished a certificate by Col. Jackson that his wages and allowances
should be paid by the state of New Hampshire V)ecause of his being a resident
of that state ; also, Col. David Henley's regt. ; return of reci-uits for knapsacks,
dated Boston, Feb. 16, 1778; reported under marching orders; also, Capt.
William Scott's co.. Col. Henley's regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1778 ; also, Colonel's
(1st) CO. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Jolm Hobby, Col. Jackson's regt. ; mus-
ter roll for April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777; enlistment, 3
years; also, 1st co. commanded by Lieut. John Hobby, Col. Jackson's regt.;
pay roll for July, 1779, dated Camp Providence; also. Colonel's co. com-
manded by Capt. Lieut. Hobby, Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1779;
also, same co. and regt. ; regimental return made up to Dec. 31, 1779, dated
Camp at Providence; also, return certified at Camp near Morristowu, Ajiril
30, 1780, of oflicers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col.
Jackson's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sher-
burne's regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of
Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779: Colonel's
CO.; rank, Private; residence, Jaffrey, N. H. ; engaged Feb. 7, 1778; term, 3
years; also, Colonel's co. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Hobby, Col. Jackson's
(16th) regt. ; pay rolls for April-July, 1780.



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Turner, James, Marblehead (also given Danvers and Andover) . Return of men
raised to serve in tlie Continental Army from 1st, 2d, 3d, and 4tli cos., of Dan-
vers; engaged for town of Danvers; joined CaiJt. Page's co.. Col. Francis's
regt. ; term, 3 years; reported as belonging to Lieut. Thomas Gardner's (4th)
CO.; also reported a transient; ul.so, Private, Capt. Page's co.. Col. Tupper's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 13, 1777, to Dec.
31, 1770 ; residence, Marblehead ; credited to town of Danvers ; also, Capt.
Samuel Page's co., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed from
date of enlistment, March 13, 1777, to date of marching to Bennington, April
8, 1777 ; said Turner credited with 39 days subsistence, including allowance for
240 miles travel; residence, Danvers; also, Capt. Page's co.. Col. Benjamin
Tupper's regt.; return dated Jan. 25, 1778; mustered by Esquire Cushing,
County Muster Master, and Col. Verrick, Continental Muster Master ; reported
taken prisoner July 7 [year not given]; also reported supposed to have gone
home; also, Maj. William Lithgow's co.. Col. Tupper's regt. ; muster roll for
March, 1779, dated West Point ; also, Major's co., Col. Tupper's regt. ; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 13, 1780;
residence, Andover.

Turner, James. Private, Capt. "Williams Barker's co.. Col. John Cushing's (2d
Plj-mouth Co.) regt.; marched Dec. 10, 1776; service, 11 days; regiment
ordered to march to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm. Roll dated Scituate.

Turner, James. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 8, 1777; Maj. Stevens's (Artillery) battalion;
reported received State bounty.

Turner, James. Boy, sloop "Providence," commanded by Capt. John Paul
Jones; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the ship "Alex-
ander," captured Sept. 20, 1777 [6] ; also. Boy, ship " Alfred," commanded by
Capt. John Paul Jones ; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the
ship " Mellish " and brig " Active " [year not given].

Turner, James. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 16, 1777; Capt. Childs's co.. Col. Wesson's
regt. : reported received State bounty ; also, Private, Capt. Nathan Dix's
CO., Col. James Wesson's regt. ; return made up for the year 1777 ; mustered
by Col. Barrett, State Muster Master; reported a transient; also reported
deserted.

Turner, James. Private, Capt. Thomas Robbins's co. ; enlisted May 20, 1778;
service under Col. John Allan ; reported deserted ; company raised for defence
of Machias.

Turner, James. Seaman, ship "General Putnam," commanded by Capt. Daniel
Waters ; engaged July 12 (also given July 10) , 1779 ; service to Sept. 7, 1779,
1 mo. 25 days, on Penobscot expedition. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.

Turner, James. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Salem for service
in the Contuiental Army during 1780; marched July 5, 1780; discharged Dec.
17, 1780; service, 5 mos. 25 days, including travel (240 miles) home.

Turner, James, Jr., Andover. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. John Abbot, Jr.'s (2d Andover) co. ; residence, Andover;
engaged for town of Aiidover; joined Capt. Benjamin Faraum's co., Col.
Francis's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, Capt. Famum's co.. Col. Ebenezer Fran-
cis's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Feb. 6, 1777, to time
of arrival at Bennington ; credited with allowance to March 28, 1777, 62 days,
including allowance for 11 days (220 miles) travel; also, Capt. Famum's co..
Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt. ; return dated Jan. 24, 1778 ; mustered by County
and Continental Muster Masters ; reported unfit for duty for want of clothes.



172 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Turner, Japhet, Falmouth. Private, Capt. Joseph Palmer's co., Col. John Cusli-
ing's regt. ; marclied Sept. 2<), 177(5; service, 57 clays, at Rhode Island; roll
dated Newport and sworn to at Falmouth ; also, pay roll of a company com-
manded by Capt. "Ward Swift, of Sandwich ; return for bounty allowed for ser-
vice on a secret expedition to Rhode Island in Oct., 1777.

Turner, Jesse, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Freedom Chamberlain's co., Col. Bai-
ley's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; senice, 2 weeks;
also, Capt. Chamberlin's co. ; marched March 5,177(5; service, 5 days; com-
pany marched on the alarm of March 5, 1776, at the time of taking Dorchester
Heights; also, Capt. John Turner's co., Col. John Cushing's regt.; enli.sted
Sept. 21, 1776; service, 2mos. ; company marched to Rhode Island ; also, same
CO. and regt.; marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 17 days; company marched to
Providence, R. I., on an alarm ; also, Capt. Turner's co., Col. Theophilus Cot-
ton's regt. ; marched Sei)t. 2S, 1777; service, 1 mo. 3 days; company marched
to Rhode Island.

Turner, Jon, Pembroke (probably) . Private, Capt. Freedom Chamberlam's co.,
Col. Bailey's regt., which marched on tlie alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
14 days; also, petition addressed to the General Court, dated Oct. 28, 1776,
signed by John Turner, father of said Job Turner, stating that two of his sons
were in the Continental service, and said Job was in Capt. William Weston's
CO. stationed at the Giirnet, and inasmuch as he had no son or servant to assist
him in his business and in taking care of his family, requesting that the said
Job Turner might be discharged and permitted to return home ; petition re-
ferred to a joint committee of the General Court on seacoast forces; also,
Private, Capt. William Weston's co. ; service from Oct. 1, 1776, to date of dis-
charge, Nov. 19, 1776, 1 mo. 18 days ; reported entered service June 24, 1776 ;
company stationed at the Gurnet for defence of Plymouth harbor. [See John
Tumor.]

Turner, Joel, Grafton. Private, Capt. Luke Dniry's co. of Minute-men, Gen.
Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 27 days;
reported returned home; also, Capt. Benjamin Farrer's co., 3d Worcester Co.
regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Nathan Tyler; enlisted Dec. 8, 1776; dis-
charged Jan. 21, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 14 days, at Providence ; company marched
to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Peter Peimiman's
CO., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; marched Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Nov. 29,
1777 ; service, 3 mos. 24 days, travel included, at the Northward ; also, Corporal,
Capt. Edward Seagrave's co.. Col. Wade's regt.; enlisted June 19, 1778; dis-
charged July 12, 1778; service, 26 days, at Rhode Island; company raised for
21 days; also, Capt. Thomas Marshall Baker's co.. Col. Benjamin Haws's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 2, 1778 ; discharged Sei)t. 12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 12 days ;
company detached to march to Rhode Island to serve for 6 weeks.

Turner, John, Andover. Capt. Benjamin Famum's co., Col. James Frye's regt.;
company return dated Camp at Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775 ; reported deserted.

Turner, John, Easton. Private, Capt. Francis Luscombe's co.. Col. Timothy
Walker's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service,
3 mos. 5 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; reported died July 30,
1775.

Turner, John (also given John, Jr.), Pembroke. Lieutenant, Capt. Freedom
Chamberlain's co.. Col. Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April
19, 1775 ; service, 14 days ; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Chamberlain's co. ; list of
oflicers belonging to Gen. Thomas's regt. who were commissioned May 19,
1775; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Chamberlain's co.. Gen. John Thomas's regt.;
mu.ster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6 days;
also, 1st Lieutenant, same co. and regt. ; company return dated Camp at Eox-



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Turner, Jt)HX (also given John, Jr.), continued.

bm-y, Oct. (i, 1775; also, Captain, 9th (Marshfield) co., 2(1 Plymouth Co. regt.
of ]Mass. militia ; list of otKcers chosen by the several companies in said regi-
ment, as returned by John Cushing, Jr., and others, dated Hanover, May 8,
177(5; ordered in Council ISIay 10, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ;
reported commissioned May 10, 1776 ; also. Captain ; li.st of officers appointed
to command the several companies of a regiment drafted from Brig. Gen.
Jo.seph Cushing's brigade and Brig. Gen. Otis's (Bani.stable Co.) brigade to
be commanded by Col. John Cushing, Jr., and ordered to march to Rhode
Island, as returned by Joseph Cushing to Maj. Gen. "Warren, dated Hanover,
Oct. 30, 177G; company raised in Pembroke and Marshfield; also, Captain,
Col. John Cushing's regt. ; engaged Sept. 21, 1776; service, 2 mos. ; company
marched to Rhode Island; also, .same regt.; marched Dec. 9, 1776; service,
17 days; company marched to Providence, R. I., on an alarm; also, Captain,
Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; marched Sept. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 3 days ;
company marched to Rhode Island; also, Captain, Col. Cotton's regt.. Brig.
Gen. Palmer's brigade ; return of officers who marched on a " late " expedition
to Rhode Island, dated Germantown, Dec. 11, 1777 ; also. Captain, Col. Eleazer
Brooks's regt. of guards; pay rolls made up for service of said Turner's co.
■ from Nov. 6, 1777, to April 3, 1778, at Cambridge; also. Captain, Col. John
Jacobs's regt. ; appointed July 10, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1780 ; service, 3
mos. 22 days, at Rhode Island ; reghnent detached to reinforce Continental
Amiy for 3 months.

Turner, John, Salem. Gunner, sliip " Pilgrim," commanded by Capt. Joseph
Robinson; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated Aug. 2, 1780; age, 30
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light ; residence, Salem.

Turner, John, Schodack (also given Kinderhook). Private, Capt. Joseph Steb-
bins's CO., Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en-
listed July 15, 1775; service, 17 days; a^so, company return [probably Oct.,
1775] ; reported as having gone to Quebec.

Turner, John, Taimton. Private, Capt. Robert Cro.sman's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Nathaniel Leonard's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury ; service, 12 days.

Turner, John. Private, Capt. Jacob Gerrish's co., which marched on the alarm
of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 6 days.

Turner, John. Capt. Josiah Harris's co.. Col. Bond's regt. ; order for boimty coat
dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 5, 1775.

Turner, John. Private, Capt. "William "Weston's co. ; service from July 1, 1776,
to Oct. 1, 1776, 3 mos.; reported entered service June 24, 1776; company
stationed at the Gurnet for defence of Plymouth harbor. [See Job Turner.]

Turner, John. Private, Capt. Thomas Barnes's (5th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776.

Turner, John. Seaman, brigantine "Hawke," commanded by Capt. Jonathan
Oakes; engaged IMay 3, 1777; service, 1 mo., with the fleet under Commodore
John Manley. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.

Turner, John. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Plimpton's co.. Col. Benjamm Hawes's
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days,
at Rhode Island, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home. Roll dated Med-
field.

Turner, John. Receipt dated Providence, Sept. 11, 1778, signed by S. Thurber,
Ho.spital Commissary, for 4:i gals, of port wine and 1 gal. of vinegar received of
said Turner, Doctor, being the remainder of supplies delivered said Turner for



174 i\L\SSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

Turner, John, continued.

the use of Gen. Lovel's brigade ; also, receipt dated General Hospital, Provi-
dence, Sept. 12, 1778, signed by Jonathan Arnold, Director, for a medicine
chest received of said Turner, Surgeon, Col. Mcintosh's regt.. Gen. Lovell's
brigade.

Turner, John. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. David Goodwin's co., Middlesex Co. regt. of
Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned June 29, 1778; also. Lieutenant,
Capt. John Walton's co. ; joined Sept. 4, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 11, 1778 ; also,
company receipt for wages for 8 days service, dated Cambridge, Oct. 2G, 1778,
and endorsed " John Walton Capt."

TuENER, John. Capt. Abram Washburn's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. ; entered
service Aug. 14, 1778; discharged Dec. 21, 1778; service, 4 mos. 8 days, at and
about Boston; term to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Turner, John. Private, Capt. Asa Bams's (1st) co., Col. Israel Chapen's (3d)
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 8 days,
at Claverack, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Turner, John. Private, Capt. Samuel Fisher's co.. Col. Ephraim Wheolock's
regt. ; service, 23 days; company ordered to march to Warwick, R. I., on the
alarm of Dec. 8, 177C; also, Capt. Fisher's co., Col. Wheelock's (Suffolk Co.)
regt.; service, 18 days; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of
April 21, 1777; also, Capt. Fisher's co., 4th Suffolk Co. regt. commanded by
Maj. Seth Bullard ; marched July 28, 1780; discharged July 30, 1780; service,
5 days, including 2 days (45 mile.s) travel home ; company marched to Rhode
Island on an alarm.

Turner, John. Capt. Henry Brightman's (Freetown) co.. Col. Hathaway's regt. ;
entered service Aug. 4, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 3 days ; com-
pany marched to Rhode Island on an alarm.

Turner, John, alias John Metcalf. Certificate dated Boston, Sept. 28, 1780, signed
by John Rice, Town Major, certifying that said Turner, with others, had been
apprehended by Ensign Edward Phelon as deserters and placed in jail ; Col.
Jackson's regt. ; age, 40yTS. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light ; eyes, light.

Turner, John. Petition dated Boston, March 23, 1780, signed by N. Goodale, of
Salem, a.sking tliat said Turner be commissioned as commander of the ship
" Franklin" (privateer) ; ordered in Council March 24, 1780, that a commis-
sion be issued ; also. Captain, ship " Franklm ; " descriptive list of officers and
crew, dated Salem, Dec. 2, 1780; age, 32 yrs. ; complexion, light; birthplace,
Salem ; cruise reported to have begun Aug. 8, 1780.

Turner, John, Jr. (also given John, 2d), Pembroke. Private, Capt. Freedom
Chamberlin's CO. ; marched March .5, 1776 ; service, 5 days ; company marched
on the alarm of March 5, 1776, at the time of taking Dorchester Heights ; also,
Fifer, Capt. John Turner's co.. Col. John Cushing's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 21,
1776; service, 2 mos. ; company marched to Rhode Island ; a;.so, Capt. Turner's
CO., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of guards ; joined Nov. 6, 1777 ; service to April
3, 1778, 4 mos. 27 days, at Cambridge.

Turner, Jonathan, Scituate. Ensign, Capt. William Turner's (3d Scituate) co.
of militia, Col. Antliony Thomas's regt., which marched on the alarm of April
19, 1775 ; service, 4 days : also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Jo.seph Soper's co. ; en-
gaged July 14, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 3 days, under direction of
field officers of 1st Plymouth Co. regt.; company stationed on seacoa.st; also,
Ensign, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow'sco., Col. Simeon Gary's regt. ; .service from
time of engagement to date of marching to Roxbury, Feb. 12, 1776, 7 days;
also, same co. ; list of commissioned officers of Col. Gary's regt. raised to rein-



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Turner, Joxathan, continued.

force the army until April 1, ITTU; also, Lieutenant, Col. Marshall's regt. ;
Continental Army pay accoxuits for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779;
also, 2d Lieiitenant, Capt. Winslow's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; list
of officers in the Continental Army ; ordered in Council Jan. 30, 1777, that said
officers be commissioned; reported commissioned Jan. .30, 1777; also, 2d Lieu-
tenant, Capt. ^Vinslow's co.. Col. Marshall's (10th) regt. ; subsistence allowed
from date of engagement, Dec. 3, 1770, to April 4, 1777 ; credited with 122 days
allowance ; subsistence also allowed for 11 days travel on march from Boston
to Bennington ; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Jacob "Wales's (1st) co., Col. Marshall's
regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Jan., 1779, dated
West Point; appointed Nov. 6, 1776 (also given Nov. 1, 1777) ; reported fur-
loughed by Gen. Gates Nov. 10, 1778, forGOdaj's; also, Capt. "Wales's (3d) co..
Col. Marshall's regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for
March, 1779, dated "West Point ; also, same regt. ; return of officers, dated "West
Point, Aug. 21, 1779; also, Lieutenant and Captain, Col. Marshall's regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780;
reported as serving 9 mos. as Lieutenant, 3 mos. as Captain; also. Lieutenant,
Lieut. Colonel's co., Col. Marshall's regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and com-
missioned officers for Oct., Nov., and Dec, 1780, dated Huts near "West Point ;
appointed Jan. 1, 1777; also. Captain, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt.,
commanded by Col. Marshall prior to Jan. 1, 1781 ; service from Jan. 1, 1781,
24 mos. ; reported promoted to Captain Oct. 4, 1780.

Turner, Jos. Seaman, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. Hoysteed Hacker ;
list of officers and crew entitled to prize shares in the " Mellish " and " Active "
[year not given].

Turner, Joseph, Dedham. Private, Capt. "William Bullard's militia co. of South
Parish in Dedham, Col. Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April
19, 1775; service, 10 days; also, Capt. Bullard's co. (co. of South Parish ui
Dedham), Col. "^"illiam Mclntash's (Mcintosh's) regt. ; service, .5 days, on the
alarm of March 4, 1776.

Turner, Joseph, Dorchester. Corporal, Maj. Thomas Pierce's co.. Col. Gridley's
(Artillery) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 1 day ; also, company return dated Roxbury Camp, Sept. 29, 1775 ;
also, order for bounty coat dated Camp at Roxbury, Dec. 27, 1775; also. Pri-
vate, Capt. John Robmson's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; service, 12 days,
at Dorchester in March, 1776, guarding shores at mouth of Milton river; also,
Capt. Seth Sumner's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; service, 3 days ; company
ordered to march to Moon Island June 12, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ;
marched from home March 1, 1778; discharged March 16, 1778; service, 16
days; company ordered to march to Castle Island March 1, 1778; also, enlist-
ment agreement dated Dorchester, ilay 11, 1778, signed by said Turner and
others, engaging themselves to serve in the Continental Army for the term of
9 months, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, provided a bounty of £130 was
paid to each man by the town of Dorchester within 1 week from the date of
engagement ; also, receipt dated Dorchester, June 26, 1778, .signed by said
Turner, for £10 received of ^laj. Stephen Badlam, it bemg the balance due
him from Jeremiah Thompson who enlisted in place of said Turner to serve
in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the time of arrival at
Fishkill.

Turner, Joseph, Hanover. Fifer, Capt. Amos Turner's co., Gen. John Thomas's
regt. ; mu.ster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6
days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat
dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 22, 1775, and endorsed " Col Baylies Regt ; " also.



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Turner, Joseph, continued.

Fifer, Capt. Hayward Peirce's co., Col. Jeremiah Hall's regt. ; marched Dec.

10, 177G ; service, 3 mos. 2 days ; company raised in Scituate and Hanover to
serve at Bristol, R. I. ; also, Capt. Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt.; drafted Sept. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 6 days;
company drafted from Scituate and Hanover and ordered to march to Tiverton,

11. I., on a secret expedition; also, descrijitive list of men raised in Plj-mouth
Co. for the term of 9 mouths from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, agree-
able to resolve of April 20, 1778 ; Capt. Stetson's co.. Col. Cusliing's regt. ; age,
19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, light ; residence, Hanover ; arrived at
Fishkill Juno 10, 1778; also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan
Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; engaged for town



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