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to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Nov., 1776 ; ser-
vice, 1 mo. i day, including travel home ; also, Capt. Randell's CO., Col. George
"Williams's regt. ; service between Dec. 7, 1776, and Jan. 1, 1777, 3 weeks 3 days,
on an alarm at Rhode Island ; also, Capt. Joshua Wilbore's co.. Col. John
Hathaway's regt. ; service, 23 (also given 22) days, at Rhode Island ; company
drafted from Taunton, Raynham, and Easton, in April, 1777; also, Capt. Wil-
bore's CO., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; service, 1 mo. 23 days; company
marched from Taunton to Providence, R. I. ; roll swoni to Sept. 23, 1777 ; also,
Capt. Rufus Barney's co.. Col. Whitney's regt. ; service from July 29, 1778, to
Sept. 10, 1778, 1 mo. 13 days, at Rhode Island.



IX TIIE WAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 189

Turner, Shubael. Boy, State brig "Hazard," commanded by Capt. John Foster
Williams ; engaged July 3, 1778 ; discharged Oct. 14, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 13
days; also, Boy, ship " Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster Wil-
liams; engaged Feb. 30 [ ?], 1780; discharged Aug. 17, 1780.

Turner, Simeon. Master, sloop " Race Horse ; " list of transports employed on
Penobscot expedition, as returned by Seth Loring, Secretarj-, dated War Office,
July 11, 1779; entered service July 5, 1779.

Turner, Simeon. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. John Wells's co., Boston regt. of Mass.
militia; list of officers; commissioned June 7, 1780.

Turner, Simon, Medway. List of men belonging to Col. Ephraim Wheelock's
regt. who were discharged ; Capt. Daniels's co. ; said Turner discharged
Nov. 11, 1776; also, Private, Capt. Ezekiel Plimpton's co., Col. Benjamin
Hawes's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo.
7 days, at Rhode Island, including 3 days (60 mile.s) travel home ; also, list of
men returned by a committee of the town of Medway April 13, 1778, as having
rendered service at various times subsequent to April 19, 1775 ; also, Capt.
Samuel 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 miles) travel home ; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm.

Turner, Starbird, North Yarmouth (also given CascoBay). Private, Col. Vose's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 26, 1777, to Dec.
31, 1779; re.sidence, North Yarmouth; also. Corporal, Capt. Robert Davis's
CO., Col. Joseph Vose's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to at Camp
Valley Forge; enlisted Feb. 17, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported on fur-
lough ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Nov., 1778 ; also, same co. and
regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1778, .sworn to in Quarters at Providence ; also, same
CO. and regt. ; order for gratuity, dated Providence, Feb. 13, 1779 ; also, same
CO. and regt. ; pay rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1779; also, (late) Capt. Davis's co.,
Col. Vose's (14th) regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Provi-
dence; also, Capt. Green's co.. Col. Vose's regt.; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 17, 1780; residence, Casco Bay.

Turner, Stephen. Private, Capt. Silas Fowler's detachment, Col. John Mosley's
regt.. Brig. Danielson's brigade; enlisted Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 17,
1777 ; service, 1 mo. 3 days, on expedition to Saratoga, including travel (120
miles) home.

Turner, Thomas, Boston. Captain, Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from Feb. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serv-
ing 27 mos. as Lieutenant, 8 mos. as Captain; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt.
Gawen Brown's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay roll for Feb., 1778, dated
" Gulf; " also, same regt. ; return of officers for clothing, dated Boston, IVIarch
20, 1778 ; also, Cajit. Brown's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for June, July,
and Aug., 1778, sworn to at Providence ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for
Sept., 1778, dated Pawtuxet; also, same regt.; return of officers for clothing,
dated Bo.ston, Oct. 22, 1778 ; also. Lieutenant, in command of a company. Col.
Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, and Jan. and Feb., 1779,
sworn to in Garrison at Pawtuxet ; also. Lieutenant, in command of a company.
Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay roll for March, 1779 ; also, Cai)tain, 9th co.. Col. Jack-
son's (16th) regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for
April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet ; reported on furlough at Providence by leave of
Gen. Sullivan ; also, same co. and itegt. ; return dated Camp at Providence,
July 10, 1779; engaged Feb. 1, 1777; engaged for town of Boston; also, .same
CO. and regt. ; return of field, staff, and commissioned officers, certified at
Boston, July 28, 1779 ; also, same regt. ; return of field, staff, and commissioned
officers for clothing, dated Camp Castle Island, Sept. 23, 1779; also. Captain,



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Turner, Thomas, continued.

5th CO., Col. Jack.son's regt. ; pay roll for Oct., 1779; also, Lieutenant, Col.
Jackson's regt. ; regimental return made up to Dec. 31, 1779, dated Camp at
Providence; reported promoted to Captain April 24, 1779; also, Captain, Col.
Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780,
¬ї to Dec. 31, 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. Jack-
son's regts., and men belonging to Ma.ssachusetts in Col. Henry Slierbume's
regt., who were incorporated into a regiment luider the command of Col.
Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; rank, Lieuten-
ant; residence, Boston; appointed Feb. 1, 1777; reported promoted to Captain
April 24, 1779 ; also. Captain, 5th cc. Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for April-
July, 1780; also. Captain, Col. Jackson's regt.. Gen. Stark's brigade; regi-
mental pay abstracts for April-July, 1780; also, same regt.; return of officers,
dated Boston, Dec. 7, 1780; also. Captain, 3d co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's
(7th) regt.; return of effectives, dated Windsor, Dec. 13, 1782; also, returns
of effectives, dated Camp New "Windsor, Jan. 3, and Jan. 10, 1783; reported
attending court-martial in camp ; also, returns of effectives between Jan. 17,
1783, and Feb. 7, 1783; reported attending court-martial in camp; also, return
of effectives, dated Camp New Windsor, Feb. 13, 1783; reported present
attending court-martial ; also, return of effectives, dated Feb. 14, 1783 ; reported
present attending court-martial ; also, returns of effectives between Feb. 21,
1783, and April 11, 1783; reported on furlough in Massachusetts from Feb. 21,
1783, by leave of Gen. Gates ; also, return of officers, dated April 1(5, 1783 ; com-
missioned April 24, 1779 ; also, return of effectives, dated June 13, 1783 ; re-
ported retired on furlough by leave of Gen. Washington.

Turner, Thomas, Falmouth. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Col. Peter Noyes's (1st Cumberland Co.) regt. ; residence, Fal-
mouth; engaged for town of Falmouth; joined Capt. Reed's co.. Col. Alden's
regt.; term, 3 years; reported a negro; also. Private, Capt. Reed's co., Col.
Brooks's regt. ; Continental Anny pay accomits for service from Jan. 28, 1777,
to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. John Reed's co., Col. Alden's regt.; return
dated Jan. 12, 1778 ; mustered by Mr. Hensley, Muster Master for Cumberland
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. Benjamin Warren's co., 6th Mass. regt.
formerly commanded by Col. Ichabod Alden ; muster roll for March and April,
1779, dated Cherry Valley and sworn to at Garrison Fort Alden ; enlisted Jan.
28, 1777 ; also, Capt. Warren'.s co.. Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1 to Jan. 28, 1780.

Turner, Thomas, Framingham. Private, Capt. Lawson Buckminster's co., in a
regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. Samuel Peirce ; entered service May 15,
1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 20 days, at Rhode Island; regi-
ment ordered to serve at Tiverton, R. T., until July 1, 1779; also, Capt. Amasa
Cranston's co., Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 28, 1779; discharged
Nov. 23, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 6 days, at Claverack, including travel (200 miles)
home ; regiment raised for 3 months.

Turner, Thomas, Pembroke. Private, Capt. John Turner's co.. Col. John Cush-
ing's regt.; marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 17 days; company marched to
Providence, R. I., on an alarm.

Turner, Thomas, Pembroke. Captain of a company of militia, Col. Anthony
Thomas's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alann of April
19, 1775 ; service, 3 days ; also. Captain of a company of militia. Col. John Bai-
ley's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, dated Jan. 10, 177('> ; mileage for 63 miles



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Turner, Thomas, co7Uinued.

allowed said Turner; company reported encamped with Brig. Gen. Thomas's
brigade ; also, Captain ; li.st of commissioned officers of Col. Cary's regt. raised
to reinforce the army imtil April 1, 1776; also, Captain, Col. Tliomas Mar-
shall's regt. ; return of officers endorsed "Field Officers of the 2d Regi't to be
raised for the Defence of Boston May 8th " [1776] ; also, order on David Jeffries,
Paymaster, payable to said Turner, dated Camp at Hull, June 29, 1776, signed
by men belonging to his company, for advance pay for 1 month, etc. ; also.
Captain, Col. Marshall's regt.; list of officers; commissioned July 5, 1776;
regiment raised for defence of Boston ; also. Captain, same regt. ; engaged 2Slay
14, 1776; service to Dec. 1, 1776, 6 mos. 20 days; also. Captain, Col. Gamaliel
Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777,
to Oct. 8, 1779 ; reported resigned Oct. 8, 1779 ; also, same regt. ; return [year
not given] ; reported on furlough ; also. Captain, 2d co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ;
muster roll of field, .staff, and commissioned officers for July, 1778, dated White
Plains ; appointed Nov. 6, 177ii ; also, 3d Captain, 6th co.. Col. Bradford's (12th)
regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for April, 1779, dated
West Point; also. Captain, 14th Mass. regt.; list of settlements of rank of
Continental officers, dated West Point, made by a Board held for the purpose
and confirmed by Congress Sept. 6, 1779; commissioned May 8, 1776; also,
Captain, Col. Bradford's regt.; return of officers "now in the field," dated
Boston, Sept. 20, 1779.

Turner, Thomas, Uj)ton (also given Marblehead). Private, Capt. Moses Hart's
CO., Col. Paul Dudley Sergeant's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted
April 29, 1775; service, 93 days; also, Capt. John Wiley's co.. Col. Sargent's
(28th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bomity coat
dated Dec. 13, 1775.

Turner, Thomas. Capt. LjTisey's co., Col. Ward's regt. ; return of the main guard,
made by Abijah Brown, officer of the day, Jime 22, 1775 ; said Turner confined
for 1 night by Sergt. Paul Dudley for repeatedly insulting said Dudley.

Turner, Thomas. Seaman, sloop " INIachias Liberty," commanded by Capt. Jere-
miah Obrien; engaged April 16, 1776 ; discharged June 24, 1776; service, 2 mos.



Turner, Thomas. List of men subscribing to regulations for formation of an
Independent co. to be raised in Boston ; officers of said Boston Independent co.
commissioned in Council Dec. 7, 1776, Maj. Gen. Hancock to serve as Colonel,
Henry Jackson to serve as Lieutenant Colonel.

Turner, Thomas. Enlistment agreement dated 1776, signed by said Turner and
others, engaging them.selves to serve in the Continental Army for the term of
3 years, imless sooner discharged.

Turner, Thomas. Adjutant; list endorsed " Colo Crafts return Dec 1. 76 to Jan'y
1 1777 of Officers to be Com'd ; " ordered in Council March 3, 1777, that said
officers be commissioned ; said Turner's commission to date from Nov. 1,
1776; also. Adjutant, Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; service between
Nov. 1, 1776, and Feb. 1, 1777, 2 mos. ; reported as in the Continental service ;
roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; also, same regt. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to
May 8, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days.

Turner, Thomas. Private, Capt. Jonathan Rice's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 24 days, in-
cluding 11 days (220 miles) travel home ; company ordered to march to rein-
force Northern army. EoU dated Sudbury.

Turner, Thomas. Private, Capt. Thomas Elsbre's co., Col. Livingston's regt.;
entered service July 9, 1779; discharged Sept. 9, 1779; service, 2 mos., at



192 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

TuRNKR, Thomas, continued.

Freetown and Kliode Island; company raised for 2 months; also, same co. and
regt. ; sei'vice from Sept. 9 to Sept. 24, 1779, 15 days, at Freetown and Rhode
Island.

Turner, Thomas. Captain of Marines, ship " I^Iars," commanded hy Capt. Simeon
Samson; list of officers of the State Navy ; commissioned July 21, 1780; also,
Captain of Marmes, ship "Mars," commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson; en-
gaged June 12 (also given June 11), 1780; discharged March 12, 1781; service,
9 months ; reported as having received wages on account in France ; also rejiorted
as entitled to share in the brig " Tryall " if made a prize ; roll dated Boston.

Turner, Thomas. Descriptive list of oliicers and crew of the ship "Franklin,"
commanded by Capt. Allen Hallet, dated Boston, June 20, 1781.

Turner, Thomas. Receipt dated Worcester, June 19, 1782, for bounty paid said
Turner by Sherebiah Baker, Chairman of Class No. 4 of the town of Athol,
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Turner, Thomas. Private, Capt. Amos Lincoln's co. of matrosscs; enlisted March
1(), 1782; service to Nov. 1, 1782, 7 mos. K! days; reported as among rejected
recruits detailed for garrison duty ; also, Matross, same co. ; service from Nov.
1, 1782, to date of discharge, July 18, 1783, 8 mos. 18 days ; roll dated Boston.

Turner, Uriah. Private, Capt. John King's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire
Co.) regt. ; entered .service Jime 27, 1780 ; discharged July 1 (also given July
4) , 1780 ; service, 8 days ; company marched by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows on
the alarm of June 27, 1780, to sustain fort at "West Point.

Turner, Watts. Account of money paid by persons to hire men to go to Canada
[year not given], examined and allowed by a committee at Medford Oct. 8,
1776; a^so. Private, Cajjt. John Walton's CO. ; enlisted Dec. 9, 1776; discharged
Dec. 12, 1776; company detached for service at Noddle's Island; also, com-
pany receipt, given to Capt. John Walton, dated Cambridge, for wages and
rations for service at Noddle's Island in Dec, 1776; also, account of money
paid by persons to hire men who went to New York in Sept., 1776, examined
and allowed by a committee at Medford Jan. 13, 1777.

Turner, Wheaton, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. North's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 14, 1777, to Feb.
20, 1780; credited to town of Rehoboth; also, Capt. Jonathan Drown's co.,
Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment,
Feb. 20, 1777, to June 16, 1777; credited with 116 rations; also, Capt. Drown's
CO., Col. Lee's regt. ; pay abstract for Sept., 1777; also, Capt. William North's
CO., Col. Jackson's regt. ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet; enlisted
Feb. 15, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported with Gen. Sullivan's baggage;
also, Capt. North's (.^th) co.. Col. Jackson's regt.; return certified at Camp
Providence, July 13, 1779; enlisted Feb. 14, 1777; also, same co. and regt. ; pay
roll for July, 1779, sworn to at Camp Providence; also, same co. and 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
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. Henrj' Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under
the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April
9, 1779: Cai)t. North's co. : rank, Private; residence, Rehoboth ; engaged for
town of Rehoboth ; engaged Feb. 20, 1777 ; term, 3 years.

Turner, William, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Eliakim Howard's co.. Col.
Edward Mitchel's regt. ; service, 6 days ; company marched from Bridgewater
to Braintree Neck March 4, 1776 ; also, Capt. John Ames's co.. Col. Mitchell's



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TuRNKR, William, continued.

regt. ; marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 15 days; company marched to Bristol,
R. I., on an alarm ; also, Capt. Edward Cobb's co., Col. Titconib's regt. ; ser-
vice, 2 mos. 4 days (also given 2 mos.) ; company marched from Bridgewater
and Abington to Bristol, K. I., April 21, 1777; also, Capt. John Ames's co. ;
enlisted Jime 2(), 1778 ; discharged July 20, 1778 ; service, 24 days ; company
marched to Rhode Island June 26, 177S, and joined Col. Wade's regt. June 27,
1778, for 21 days service ; also, list of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster
Master for Plymouth Co., to serve in the New England states imtil Jan. 1,
1779; Capt. Ames's co. ; residence, Bridgewater; engaged for town of Bridge-
water; also. Private, Capt. Ames's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt.; marched
July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days; company marched
to Rhode Island on an alarm; also, Capt. Joseph Keith's co., Col. Cotton's
regt. ; service from Sept. 25, 1780, to Oct. 30, 1780, on a secret expedition to
Tiverton, R. I. ; also, Capt. Elijah Baker's co., Col. William Turner's regt. ;
marched July 24, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 1, 1781 ; service, 4 mos. 10 days, at
Rhode Island.

Turner, William, Chesterfield. Private, Capt. Robert Webster's co. of Minute-
men, Gen. Pomroy's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 6 days; also, Ca^it. Webster's (8th) co., Col.
John Fellows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27,
1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. 8,
1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester
Camp, Nov. 29, 1775.

Turner, William, Chesterfield. Capt. Oliver Lyman's co.. Col. Dike's regt.;
return for mileage ; warrant for pay allowed in Council Sept. 12, 1776 ; also.
Private, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance home, etc.,
dated Dorchester, Nov. 27, 1776; 120 miles travel allowed said Turner.

Turner, William, Chesterfield. Private, 4th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Con-
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Nov. 1, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779;
also, descriptive list of men belonging to Col. Bailey's (2d) regt. who re-enlisted
for the war subsequent to Sept. 30, 1779, as returned by Seth Drew, Captain
and Commandant, 2d Mass. regt. ; age, 28 jts. ; complexion, light ; hair, brown ;
residence, Chesterfield; also. Corporal, Capt. T. [Robert] Bradford's co., Col.
Bailey's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780,
to Dec. 31, 1780; also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 12, 1781; Capt.
Bradford's co., 2d Mass. regt.; age, 28 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion,
dark; hair, dark ; occupation, blacksmith ; birthplace, Bridgewater ; residence,
Chesterfield ; enlisted Nov. 2, 1779, by Capt. Hayward, at Albany ; enlistment,
during war.

Turner, William, Easton. Order dated Camp at Hull, July 16, 1776, signed by
said Turner and others, for advance pay for 1 month, travel allowance, etc.,
payable to Capt. Matthew Randall ; Capt. Randell's order on David Jeffries,
Paymaster General, dated Castle Island, July 19, 1776, payable to Quarter
Master of Col. Marshal's regt., appears on reverse of company order; also.
Private, Capt. Randall's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; enlisted June 16,
1776; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 15 days; also, same co. and regt.; pay
roll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. \ day, including travel home.

Turner, William, Providence, R. I. Private, Capt. Jesse Sanders's co.. Col.
Paul Dudley Sargent's (28th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted
May 4, 1775; service, 89 days; also, Capt. John Wiley's co.. Col. Sargent's
regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775].

Turner, William, Scituate. Captain, 3d Scituate co. of militia. Col. Anthony
Thomas's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 4 days ;



194 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Turner, "William, continued.

also, Captain ; pay abstract for mileajje to and from camp, dated Jan. 9, 1776 ;
mileage for 5G miles allowed said Turner; company joined Col. Bailey's regt.
Dec. 10, 1775; also, oliicial record of a ballot by the House of Representatives,
dated Jan. 23, 1776, for officers to conmiand the six regiments to be raised to
serve before Boston until April 1, 1776 ; said Turner chosen Major, Col. Simon
Gary's regt. to be raised in Plymouth and Barnstable counties ; appointment
concurred in by Coimcil Jan. 23, 1776 ; also, Colonel ; engaged July 10, 1781 ;
discharged Dec. 2, 1781 ; service, 4 mos. 2(> days, at Rhode Island.

Turner, "William, St. Johns. Private, Capt. Jabez "West's co.. Col. Jonathan
Eddy's regt.; enlisted Nov. 14, 1776; discharged Dec. 16, 1776; service, 1 mo.
5 days; company raised in Cumberland, N. S.

Turner, "William, "West Greenwich, R. I. Return of men raised to serve in the
Contmental Army from Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt., dated
Scituate, Sept. 1, 1778; residence, "West Greenwich, R. I.; engaged for town
of Scituate; joined Lieut. "Wolf's co., Col. Lee's regt.; term, 3 years. [See
"William Fenno, "William Tanner, and "William Tenno.]

Turner, William. Order on Maj. Duinmer Sewall, at Georgetown, payable to Capt.
Caleb Turner, dated Bristol, Nov. 18, 1775, signed by said Turner and others
belonging to Cai>t. Turner's co., for wages for 1 month ; also. Drummer, Capt.
Turner's co. ; enlisted July 13, 1775 ; service to Dec. 31, 1775, (i mos. 3 days, in
defence of seacoast; roll dated Bristol.

Turner, "William. Private, Capt. Jonathan Poor's co. ; copy of a company return
[year not given] ; copy of a receipt dated Newbury, March 18, 1777, signed by
others of said company, for wages for 6 weeks service, appears on reverse of
return.

Turner, "William. Private, Capt. Ebenezcsr "Webber's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel
AVilliams's regt.; enlisted Sept. 17, 177(); discharged March 20, 1777; service,
3 mos. 11 days, at the Northward, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home.
Roll endorsed " Majr Claps Reg't " and swoni to at Chesterfield.

Turner, "William. Private, Capt. John "Wood's co.. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (26th)
regt. ; pay abstracts for Feb. and March, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay
ab.stract for travel allowance, etc., for the year 1776, swom to in Middlesex
Co., April 21, 1777; reported discharged.

Turner, "William. Sergeant, Capt. Christopher Banister's co.. Col. David "SV^'eels's
("Wells's) regt.; engaged May 8, 1777; discharged July 8, 1777; service, 2
mos. 7 days, on expedition to Ticonderoga, including travel (140 miles) home.

Turner, "William. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bonney's co.. Col. John Dickerson's

(Dickinson's) regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 22, 1777; service,
8 days ; company marclied to Bennington Aug. 17, 1777, on an alarm to re-
inforce army near that i>lace.

Turner, William. Private, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. of
guards; jomed Nov. 3, 1777; .service to April 3, 1778, 5 mos., at Cambridge.

Turner, William. Seaman, State brig "Hazard," commanded by Capt. John
Foster "Williams; engaged June 29, 1778; discharged Oct. 14, 1778; service,
3 mos. 17 days.

Turner, "William. 2d Sergeant, Capt. Daniel Pomroy's detachment from Gen.
Danielson's (Hampshire Co.) brigade; entered service July 1, 1778; service to
Oct. 31, 1778, under Gen. Stark in Northern department; also, same detach-
ment; pay roll for Oct., 1778, certified at Northampton.

Turner, "William. Private, Capt. Nathan Smith's co.. Col. Jacobs's regt. ; pay
roll for Nov., 1778; service, 1 mo.



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Turner, "William. Seauian, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. Allen
Hallet; engaged Feb. 25, 1779; roll made up for advance pay for 1 month,
dated Boston; also, same vessel and commander; engaged Feb. 25, 1779; dis-



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