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advance pay, signed by said Urqliart and others, dated Cambridge, June 28,
1775.

Urquhart, . [This name appears under the form of Urqhart.]

Urvin, Jonathan, Marhlehead. 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.

Urwin, Jonathan. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental
Army for the term of G months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Col. Timothy Bigelow, at Spring-
field, Aug. 23, 1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, dark; en-
gaged for town of Marblehead ; arrived at Springfield Aug. 20, 1780 ; marched
to camp Aug. 23, 1780, under command of Lieut. Obadiah ^yethe^ell.

UsESUL, Joseph. Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co. ; entered service Oct. 23, 1780;
discharged Nov. 7, 1780; service, 16 days; company marched to Bennington
to guard frontiers on an alarm. Koll sworn to at Sheffield.

Usher, Daniel. Private, Capt. Raymond De Guiscard's co.. Col. Turner's regt. of
5 months levies raised for defence of Rhode Island ; enlisted Aug. 6, 1781 ; dis-
charged Nov. 27, 1781; service, 3 mos. 24 [ ? ] days. Roll sworn to at Boston.

Usher, Eleazer, Merrimac. Capt. ArchelausTowne'sco., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Usher and others, dated Cam-
bridge, July G, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug.
1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; service, 3 mos. 4 days; also, order for bounty
coat endorsed " Nov'r 20 " [1775].

Usher, Henry. Descriptive return dated Boston, Jan. 9, 1781, made by Edward
Procter, Colonel of Boston regt., of men who had enlisted to serve in the Con-
tinental Army for the term of G months from the time of their arrival at place
of rendezvous, unless sooner discharged, and who had received bounty and
mileage due them of said Col. Procter ; " Engine " co. ; age, 24 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, brown.

Usher, Hezekiah. Private, Capt. Joseijh Willniarth's co., Col. Thomas Car-
penter's regt. ; marched July 28, 1780 ; discharged July 31, 1780 ; service, 5 days,
on an alarm at Rhode Island ; company detached for 6 days service and marched
from Rehoboth to Tiverton, R. I., and there served imder Gen. Heath.

Usher, John, Greenfield. Receipt dated Cummington, April 9, 1782, for bounty
paid said Usher by Lemuel Martindale and the class of wliich he was a member
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list
dated Feb. 20, 1782 ; Capt. Jonathan Felt's (also given Capt. Turner's) co.,
Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 4G yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; com-
plexion, light ; hair, brown ; occupation, cordwainer ; birthplace, Charlestown ;
residence, Greenfield ; engaged for town of Greenfield ; engaged A^iril 10, 1782;
term, 3 years.

Usher, John. Private, Capt. Caleb Keep's co., Col. Israel Chapin'sregt. ; enlisted
Oct. 19, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 (also given 1 mo. 11)
daj's, at Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home; regiment raised
to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Usher, "WilliAiM, Hallowell. Capt. Samuel McCobb's co.. Col. John Nixon's
(5th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Usher and others, dated
Cambridge, July 2G, 1775; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 1, 1775; service, 2 mos. 5 days; also, company
retxim dated Camp at "Winter Hill, Oct. 7, 1775.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 275

Usher, William. Corporal, Capt. Timothy Foster's co., Maj. William Lithgo's
detachment of militia ; service from Sept. 1, 1779, to Nov. 4, 1779, 2 mos. 4
days, defending frontiers of Lincoln Co.

UsTRALL, John. Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's co.. Col. Bradford'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. ; enlisted April 10, 1778 ; reported
stopped at Fishkill. [See John Eustice.]

Utley, . [This name also appears under the form of Utly, Uttley.]

Utley, Samuel, Sharon. Capt. John McKinstry's co.. Col. John Paterson's regt.;
company return [probably Oct., 1775].

Ctly, Samuel. Capt. John McKinstry's co.. Col. John Paterson's (26th) regt.;
order for boimty coat dated Charlestown Camp, Fort No. 3, Oct. 26, 1775.

Utonkson, William. Private, Capt. John Bacon's co.. Col. Caleb Hyde's regt.,
Gen. Rosseter's brigade; entered service Oct. 20, 1781; discharged Oct. 28,
1781 ; service, 9 days, at Stillwater on an alarm.

Uttley, Samuel, Nobletown. Private, Capt. John McKinstry's co.. Col. Patter-
son's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 7, 1775 ; service, 3
mos. 2 days.



TTAiL, . [This name also appears under the form of Vails, Vale, Vales.]

Vail, John. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing service credited
to them, respectively, as returned by the committee chosen to make an average
of the service rendered to the credit of the 3d Precinct of Brookfield ; total
amount of service rendered made to average 5i months for each single poll in
said precinct ; no service credited to said Vail.

Vails, Edward. Certificate dated Mendon, Nov. 21, 1780, signed by Capt. B.
Read, stating that said Vails and others belonging to the town of Upton had
supplied themselves with firelocks, etc., while on a 3 months term of service.

Valat, Brown. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 16, 1777; Capt. Barnes's co.. Col. Nixon's
regt. ; reported received State bounty.

Vale, Joseph, Framingham. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
[year not given] ; residence, Framingham ; engaged for town of Framingham.

Valence, William. Drummer, Capt. James Gregg's co.. Col. Goose Van Schaick's
(1st New York) regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-March, 1781, dated West Point ;
enlistment, during war; reported reduced April 1, 1781; also, Private, same
CO. and regt. ; muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point.

Valentine, . [This name also appears under the form of Valintine. Vallentiue,

Volentine, Volintime, Volintine, Vollentien, VoUtime, Voluntine.]

Valentine, James, Marblehead. Private, Capt. William Bacon's co.. Col. Jolm
Glover's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 27, 1775; service,

2 mos. 10 days.

Valentine, Joseph. Seaman, schooner " Active," commanded by Capt. Andrew
Gardner ; pay roll for wages for 1 month due under contract with the govern-
ment, dated Boston, Oct. 6, 1778.

Valentine, Joseph. Seaman, State brig "Hazard," commanded by Capt. John
Foster Williams; engaged July 10, 1778; discharged Oct. 14, 1778; service,

3 mos. 6 days.



27(3 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Valentine, Samuel, Hopkiutou. Private, Capt. John Homes's (Hopkinton) co.
of militia, Cul. Samiiul iJullard's regt., which inarched on the alarm of April
I'J, 1775, to iioxbury; service, 8 days.

Valentine, Samuel, Sandwich. Private, Capt. Means's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's
regt. ; Continental Ai-my pay accoimts for service from Feb. IG, 1777, to April
1, 1778 ; residence. Sandwich ; reported died April 1, 1778. [See Simon Volen-
tlne, Samuel Voluntine and Simon Voluntino.]

Valentine, Samuel. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Mellen's (7th) co.. Col. Perry's
(5th Middlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned Oct.
12, 1779 ; also, Lieutenant, Cajrt. Mellen's co.. Col. Abner Perry's regt. ; entered
service July 28, 1780; left service Aug. 10, 1780; service, 14 days, on an alarm
at Rhode Island.

Valentine, Simon. Private, brigantine " Freedom," commanded by Capt. John
Clouston ; engaged Oct. 25, 1776 ; discharged Dec. 25, 1776 ; service, 2 mos.

Valentine, Thomas. Ration roll for Capt. Joseph Ingraham and men employed
on board the " Lincoln Galley " for Sept. and Oct., 1778; service, 39 days.

Valentine, Thomas. Marine, State ship " Tartar," commanded by Capt. John
Cathcart; engaged Aug. 3, 1782; discharged Nov. 21, 1782; service, 3 mos. 18
days. Roll sworn to at Boston.

Valentine, "William. Private, Capt. Henry Brightman's co., Col. Livingston's
regt. ; service from June 2, 1779, to July 2, 1779, 1 mo., at Freetown and Rhode
Island.

Valentine, William. Private, Capt. Thomas Elsbre'sco., Col. Livingston's regt. ;
entered service July 9, 1779; discharged Sept. 9, 1779; service, 2 mos., at Free-
town and Rhode Island ; company raised for 2 months.

Valentine, "William, 2d. Private, Capt. Joseph Durfee's (Freetown) co.. Col.
Pope's regt. ; enlisted Dec. 7, 1776 ; discharged Dec. 23, 1776 ; service, 16 days ;
company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm.

Vales, Edward. Private, Capt. Benjamin Read's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; en-
listed July 14, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 7 days, including
10 days (200 miles) travel home ; company stationed at West Point ; regiment
raised in Worcester Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Valet, Brown. Capt. Thomas Barnes's co.. Col. Israel Hutchinson's (19th) regt. ;
order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp Winter Hill, Oct. 27, 1775;
also, Private, Capt. John Holden's (4th) co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 1, 1777, to Dec. 31,
1779; credited to town of Sutton; also, Capt. Bams's co., Col. Nixon'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 Camp near
Peekskill ; also, Capt. John Holden's co., Col. Nixon's (5th) regt. ; muster roll
for May, 1779, dated Highlands ; enlisted March 24, 1777.

Valet, David. Matross, Capt. Jonathan Stoddard's co., Col. Thomas Crafts's
(Artillery) regt. ; service from May 8, 1777, to July 8, 1777, 2 mos.

Valintine, James, Marblehead. Private, Capt. William Bacon's (2d) co.. Col.
John Glover's (21st) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775].

Valitt, David. Capt. Theodore Bliss's co.. Col. John Paterson's (26tli) regt.;
order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Dec. 20, 1775.

Vallance, . [Tl)is name also appears under the form of Valence.]

Vallance, John, Hartland (also given Simsbury). Private, Capt. Isaac Colton's
CO., Col. David Brewer's (9th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted



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Vallance, John, contimied.

May 20, 1775; service, 2 mos., 2 weeks, 2 days; also, company return dated
Roxbury Camp, Oct.7, 1775; a/.so, Capt. Colton'sco., (late) Col. Brewer's regt. ;
order for bounty coat dated Camp Roxbury, Nov. 15, 1775.

Vallentine, William. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Durfee's (Freetown) co., Col.
Pope's regt. ; enlisted Dec. 7, 1770 ; discharged Dec. 21, 1776 ; service, 14 days ;
company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm.

Valler, Silas. Private, Capt. Zaccheus Bartlet's co.. Col. Lothrop's regt.; ser-
vice, 10 days ; company marched from South Precinct in Plymouth to Bristol,
R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 11, 1776.

Vallet, . [This name also appears under the form of Valat, Valet, Valitt,

Vallett, Violet.]

Vallet, Brown, Salem. Private, Capt. Thomas Barns's co.. Col. John Mansfield's
(19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson; company return
dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 5, 1775 ; also, Capt. Barnes's (5th) co., Lieut.
Col. Thomas Xixon's (Ith) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov.
9, 1776 ; also, company receipts for wages for Sept.-Dec, 1776 ; also, list of men
raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st Essex Co. regt., sworn to at
Salem, Feb. 17, 1778, by Joseph Sprague, 1st military officer of said town ; resi-
dence, Salem ; engaged for town of Salem ; joined Capt. Barns's co., Col.
Nixon's regt. ; term, 3 years or dviring war.

Vallet, Daved. Cooper, State brig " Hazard," commanded by Capt. John Foster
Williams ; engaged June 27, 1778 ; discharged Oct. 14, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 19
days; also. Cooper, ship " Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster Wil-
liams ; engaged Oct. 14, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 17, 1780 ; service, 10 mos. 3 days ;
also, same vessel and commander ; engaged Aug. 18, 1780 ; service, 8 mos. 17
days ; reported captured May 5, 1781 ; also, same vessel and commander ; wages
allowed from May 5, 1781, to date of return from captivity, Aug. 14, 1782,
15 mos. 9 days.

Vallett, Brown, Salem. Private, Capt. Thomas Barnes's co.. Col. Mansfield's
(later Col. Hutchinson's) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May
24, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 12 days ; 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, 26 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark; en-
gaged for town of Salem ; also. Private, Capt. Clayes's co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ;
Continental Army pay accovmts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to July 24, 1780;
reported deserted July 24, 1780; also, (late) Capt. John Holden's co., Col.
Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt.; pay abstract for Jan.-June, 1780; also, descrip-
tive list of deserters from Col. Nixon's regt., dated Camp Ten Eyck, Aug. 27,
1780; Capt. J. Holden's co. ; rank. Private ; age, 27 jts. : stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ;
complexion, dark; hair, black: eyes, black; occupation, barber; birthplace,
Louisburg, N. S. ; residence, Salem; enlistment, during war; deserted July
24, 1780.

Vallett, David, Boston. Private, Capt. Theodore Bliss's co., Col. John Paterson's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos.
6 days.

Vallett, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abijah Savage's co.. Col. Henry Sherburne's
regt. ; muster roll dated Rhode Island, Aug. 21, 1778.

V.u,let, Stephen. Corporal, Major's co., Col. Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army
pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 1780; reported discharged.



278 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Vallice, Thomas, Boston. Boy, ship " Rhodes," commanded hy Capt. Nehemiah
Bufliiitou; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Aug. 14, 1780; age,
14 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, light ; residence, Boston.

Vallison, John. Petition dated Boston, July 21, 1778, signed by Joseph Laughton,
in behalf of himself and others, of Boston, asking that said Vallison be com-
missioned as commander of the schooner "Hawke" (privateer) ; ordered in
Council July 21, 1778, that a commission be issued.

Vallue, . [This name also appears under the form of Valley, Velleau, Velloo.]

Vallue, Stephen, Topsfield (also given Cherry Valley, N. Y.). Corporal, Capt.
Samuel Page's co.. Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accoimts for service from June 3, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Topsfield;
reported as serving 5 mos. 28 days as Private, 25 mos. as Corporal ; also, Cor-
poral, same co. and regt. ; return dated Jan. 25, 1778 ; residence, Cherry Valley ;
enlisted for town of Cherry Valley; mustered by Col. Verick, Continental
Muster Master; also, Maj. William Lithgow's co.. Col. Tupper's regt. ; mus-
ter roll for March, 1779, dated "West Point ; enlisted June 3, 1777 ; enlistment,
3 years.

Vally, Thomas, Roxbury. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
[year not given] ; residence, Roxbury; engaged for town of Reading.

Valpey, . [This name also appears imder the form of Valpy, "Walley, Wallpy,

Walpey, Walphy, Wolphy.]

Valpey, Benjamin. Seaman, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt.
Jonathan Haraden; engaged Feb. 25, 1777; discharged Jime 5, 1777; roll
sworn to in Suffolk Co.; also, same ves.sel and commander; engaged Oct. 7,
1777 ; discharged May 8, 1778 ; service, 7 mos. 2 days.

Valpey, John. Private, Capt. John Symonds's co. of matrosses; enlisted July 9,
1776; service, 2 mos. 22 days; company raised in Salem.

Valpey, John. Seaman, brigantine " TjTannicide," commanded by Capt. Jona-
than Haraden ; engaged Feb. 25, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777. Roll sworn
to in Suffolk Co.

Valpey, Richard, Salem. Sailor, brig " Lexington," David Smith, Jr., Master;
descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Oct. 2, 1780; age, 20 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 2 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Salem.

Valpy, Abraham. Private, Capt. Benjamin Ward, Jr.'s co. ; enlisted Jan. 22,
177(5 ; discharged Aug. 19, 1776 ; service, 6 mos. 26 days ; reported transferred
to the " Massachusetts ; " company stationed at Salem for defence of seacoast.
[See Abraham Walley.]

Valpy, John, Salem. Cook, brigantine " Ranger," commanded by Capt. Robert
Stone, dated June 12, 1780 ; age, 45 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ;
residence, Salem.

Valson, John. 2d Lieutenant, brigantine "Velona" (privateer); petition dated
Boston, April 29, 1777, signed by James Mugford, of Marblehead, asking that
Thomas Stevens be commissioned as commander of said vessel, designed to
join the fleet at Boston under Commodore Manley ; ordered in Council April
29, 1777, that a commission be issued.

Van Alstine, Joiakim, Albany, N. Y. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber,
Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, May 9, 1779; Capt. Parker's co.,
Col. Alden's regt. ; reported received State bounty ; also. Private, 1st co., Lieut.
Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ; return made up to Dec. 31, 1779; enlisted Sept.
16,1778; enlistment, 3 years ; reported deserted April 9, 1779 ; a/so, descriptive



IN THE AVAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 279

Van Alstine, Joiakim, continued.

list of deserters from Lieut. Col. Brooks's regt., dated West Point, Aug. 18,
1782; Capt. Felt's co. ; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark;
hair, dark ; occupation, blacksmith ; residence, Albany, N. Y. ; deserted April
9, 1779, from Cherry Valley. [See Jacob Vollintine.]

Vanater, John. Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's (3d) eo., Lieut. Col. Thomas
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9. 177G. [See
John Vamiarter and John Varnater.]

Van Atten, Joseph. Private, Capt. John H. Wendell's co., Col. Goose Van
Schaick's (1st New York) regt. ; muster roll for Jan., Feb., and March, 1781,
dated West Point ; enlistment, during war; also, (late) Capt. Wendell's co..
Col. Van Schaick's regt. ; muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point.

Van Blarcum, James. Sergeant, Capt. Henry Tiebout's co.. Col. Goose Van
Schaick's (1st New York) regt. ; muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point.
[See James V. Blarcum.]

Van Breamer, THOSt/VS. Fatigue-man ; return for rations allowed in Quarter-
master General's department, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781 ; enlistment to e.x-
pire April 20, 1782.

Van Burgy, John. Private, Capt. Matthew Chambers's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin
Smith's (6th) regt.; return for wages for the year 1782; wages allowed said
Van Burgy for Dec, 1782, 1 mo.

Vance, . [This name also appears under the form of Venece, Venice, Vince.]

Vance[?], Henry, Salem. Descriptivelistof officers and crew of the ship "Jack"
(privateer), commanded by Capt. Nathan Brown, sworn to July 1, 1780; age,
19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Salem.

Vance, John, Chester. Capt. Moses ^McFarland's co.. Col. John Nixon's regt. ; re-
ceipt for advance pay, signed by said Vance and others, dated Cambridge, June
10, 1775; also, Private, sameco. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en-
listed April 24, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days ; also, company return dated Camp
at Winter Hill, Sept. 30, 1775 ; also, order for money m lieu of bounty coat
dated Camp Winter Hill, Dec. 20, 1775.

Vance, John, Londonderry, N. H. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber,
Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Sept. 14, 1777; Capt. Scott's co..
Col. Henley's regt.; reported received State bounty; also. Sergeant, Capt.
Fox's CO., Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from July 20, 1777, to April 1, 1780; reported deserted April 1, 1780;
also, Col. David Henley's regt. ; return of recruits 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, Capt. Joseph Fox's
(7th) CO., Col. Jack.son's regt. ; muster roll for April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet ;
reported " Except'd Genl's Pardon Joind May 1; " also, same co. and regt.;
muster roll for Oct., 1779, dated Camp Providence; 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 be-
longing to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorpo-
rated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to
the arrangement of April 9, 1779; Capt. Fox's co. ; rank, Sergeant; residence,
Londonderry, N. H. ; engaged for town of Pembroke ; engaged July 20, 1777 ;
term, during war; reported deserted Dec. 2, 1778, returned or retaken May 1,
1779; also, Capt. Fox's co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for Ai)ril and Mav,
1780.



280 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

Yanhk, Willlvm, Boston (also given Londonderry) . Return of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army from Capt. James Mirick's (2d Princeton) co., 2d
"Worcester Co. regt. ; residence, Boston ; engaged for town of Princeton ; joined
Capt. Lane's co., Col. Alden's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered
by Nathaniel Barber, IMuster Master for SufYolk Co., dated Boston, July 7,
1777; Capt. Lane's co., Col. Alden's regt.; reported received State bounty;
also, Private, Capt. Daniel Lane's co., Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from Jan. 24, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Fifer, Capt.
Lain's co.. Col. Alden's regt.; return dated Albany, Jan. 14, 1778; residence,
Londonderry ; mustered by County INIuster INIaster Barber and by a Continen-
tal Muster Master; also, Capt. Lane's co., (late) Col. Icliabod Alden's ((Jtli)
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 Cherry
Valley, Feb. 24, 1778; also, 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 May
12 [year not given]; enlistment, 3 years; also, Lieut. Colonel's co., Col.
Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780,
to April 20, 1780.

Vance, "William. Private, Capt. Bartholomew York's (late Capt. John Rice's)
CO., Col. Edmund Phimiey's (18th) regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort
George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted May 21, 1776, by Capt. York; reported dis-
charged at muster Dec. 8, 1776.

Vaxdaukn, Plato. Private, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's
(1st Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll made up to Sept. 30, 1778 ; enlLsted
Feb. 20 [1778].

VAX Debogart, Nicholas. Corporal, Capt. Charles Parsons's co.. Col. Goose Van
Scliaick's (1st New York) regt.; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated Vi'est
Point ; enlistment, during war.

Vandeland [?], "William. Capt. Barnes's co.. Col. "Woodbridge's regt.; receipt
for advance pay, signed by said Vandeland and otiiers, dated. Cambridge,
Juno 30, 1775.

Vanderfoot, John, Salem. Private, Capt. Thomas Barnes's co., Col. John Mans-
field's (19th) regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Israel Hutchinson ; company
return dated Camp at "Winter Hill, Oct. 5, 1775.

Vanderfoot, John. Seaman, brigantine " Massachusetts," commanded bj' Capt.
John Fisk ; abstract for advance pay for 1 month, dated Salem, March 17,
1777; also, same vessel and commander; engaged Feb. 22, 1777; discharged
July 31, 1777; service, 5 mos. 9 days; roll dated Boston; also, same vessel
and commander; engaged July 31, 1777; discharged Oct. 16, 1777; roll dated
Boston.

Vanderford, Charles. List of men returned as sick in hospital and at Mr.
Carter's; said Vanderford reported as in hospital; entered March 8, 1778; di-s-
charged March 21, 1778 ; also. Seaman, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded
by Capt. Jonathan Haraden; entered service Oct. 10 (also given Oct. 1),
1777; discharged ISIay 8, 1778; service, 6 mos. 28 days ; a^.w, Sailor, brigantine
" Murr," John Burchmore, Master; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn
to Nov. 18, 1780; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence,
Salem.

"Vanderford, John. Receipt given to Benjamin ITeywood, Payma.ster, 4th regt.,
signed by said Vanderford and others belonging to Capt. Barns's co., for wages
for Dec, 1776.



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Vandergrift, John. Private, Capt. Allen McLane'sco., in a regiment commanded



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