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bridge, Nov. 20, 1775 ; also, memorandum of firelocks received of sundry offi-
cers and soldiers ; date of delivery, Jan. 2, 1776.

Varnum, Jonas, Dracut. Private, Capt. Peter Cobum's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days;
also, Capt. Colburn's (Cobum's) co.. Col. Bridge's regt. ; receipt for advance
pay, signed by .said Vamum and others, dated Camp at Cambridge, Jime 22,
1775; also. Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en-
listed April 26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days ; also, company return dated
Sept. 26, 1775 ; a^.so, company receipts for wages for Sept. and Oct., 1775, dated
Camp at Cambridge ; also, order for bounty coat dated Camp at Cambridge,
Nov. 20, 1775.

Varnum, Jonas (also given Jonas, Jr.), Dracut. Sergeant, Capt. Zaccheus
"Wright's CO., Col. Brooks's regt. ; company return dated Camp at White
Plains, Oct. 31, 1776; said Vamum reported as in camp and fit for duty; also,
Capt. Joseph Bradley Vamum's (Dracut) co. of volunteers. Col. Jonathan
Reed's regt. ; engaged Sept. 29, 1777 ; marched from home Oct. 1, 1777 ; dis-
charged Nov. 7, 1777 ; service, 42 days, at Saratoga ; company marched to re-
inforce Northern army; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. John Nutting's (11th) co.,
6th Middlesex Co. regt. of ISIass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned April
9, 1778.

Varnum, Joseph. Capt. Elisha Sliapleigh's co., (late) Col. Joseph Storer's regt. ;
entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 123 days, in-
cluding 15 days (300 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to at Kittery.

Varnum, Joseph. Private, Capt. Addison Richardson's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's
regt.; entered service Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo.
16 days, at Claverack, including travel (240 miles) home ; regiment detached
from militia of Suffolk and Essex counties to reinforce army under Gen.
Washington.



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VARNUM Joseph Bradley, Dracut. Capt. Stephen Russell's co. of mihtia Col.
G ;en's regt., .vhich marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days;
rented returned home; also, Captam, 10th co. (East co. m Dracut) Col.
Simeon Spaulding's (7th Middlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. mihtra; hst o o&cers
clLen by the several companies in said regiment; ordered m Couj-xl May 31
1776 that said officers he commissioned ; reported commissioned May 31, 17 ,
also returns, etc., of 2d Dracut co. ; list of persons wlio hired men for o months
service at Canada to the credit of the town of Dracut, agreeable to order of
Congress of June -, 1776 ; said Varnum hired Alexander Brown ; also, Captam,
Col. Simeon Spaulding's regt. ; abstract of equipments for said \ amum s co.,
endorsed " 1777 ; " also, Captain of a Dracut co. of volunteers. Col. Jonathan
Reed's regt.; engaged Sept. 29, 1777; marched from home Oct. 1, 1777; dis-
charged Nov. 7, 1777; service, 42 days, at Saratoga; company marched to
reinforce Northern army; also, returns, etc., of 2d Dracut co. ; list of men
raised agreeable to resolve of June -, 1778, to serve for 6 -°"ths at Rhode
Island; said Varnum with James Manser reported as havmg hired Timothy
Killv said Varnum also appears among men raised agreeable to resolve of
July - 1778, to ser^'e for 6 weeks from time of arrival at Rhode Island ; also
Captain Col. Mclntush's (Mcintosh's) regt.. Gen. Lovel's brigade; engaged
July 29, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 1778; service, 1 mo. 18 days, on expedition
to Rhode Island, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home.
Vakxum, Moses. Private, Capt. Stephen Webster's co.. Col. Jacob Gemsh's
' re.'t. ; enlisted Oct. 14, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 22, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 19 days
at Claverack, including travel (220 miles) home; regiment raised m Suffolk
and Essex counties to reinforce army under Gen. Washmgton.
Varnum, Parker, Dracut. Sergeant, Capt. Peter Cobum's co of Minute-men
Col. Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 177o ; service, 7

Varnum, Ralph. Capt. Elisha Shapleigh's co., (late) Col. Joseph Storer's regt. ;
entered service Aug. 14, 1777; discharged Nov. 30, 1777; service, 123 days,
including 15 days (300 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to at Kittery. Ihee
Ralph Famham and Ralph Famom.]

Varnum, Samuel. Capt. Joseph Bradley Vamum's co.. Col. Simeon Spaulding's
re.'t ■ pay abstract of equipments for tram band and alarm list, endorsed
"r777-" reported a Major; also reported as belonging to alarm list; also,
returns etc., of 2d Dracut co. ; list of persons who hired men to serve 9 months
in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolves passed in April, 1778; said
^'arnum, ^lajor, with others, hired Jacob Hibbord and is reported as havmg
paid £10 towards his hire.

ViRNUM Samuel, Jr., Dracut. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Joseph Bradley Varnum's co.. Col. Simeon Spaulding's regt.,
endorsed "1777;" residence, Dracut; enlisted for town of Dracut; 30ined
Capt. John Dexter's co.. Col. Richard Caray's (Crary's) regt. ; enlistment, 3
years or during war.
Varnum Stephen, Hartwood. Private, Capt. Ephraim Cleavland's co., Col.
Michael Jackson's (8th) regt. ; Contmental Army pay accounts for service
from :^Iay 13 to May 30, 1777; residence, Hartwood; term, 3 years; reported
deceased. [See Stephen Farmham.]
Varnum, Thomas, Dracut. Capt. Stephen Russell's co. of militia Col. Green's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 days ; reported
returned home.
Varrel, Davis. Private, Capt. Daniel Giddings's co.. Col. Foster's regt. ; enlisted
June 14, 1776; discharged Nov. 18, 1776; service, 5 mos. 5 days; company sta-
tioned at Gloucester for defence of seacoast.



296 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Varrel, Samuel. Fifer, Capt. Daniel Giddings's co., Col. Foster's regt. ; service
from Feb. 29, 177(5, to date of discharge, Nov. 18, 1776, 8 mos. 18 days; com-
pany stationed at Gloucester for defence of seacoast.

Tarrel, Samuel. Matross, Capt. William Ellery's (1st Artillery) co. ; enlisted
July 22, 1776; service to Dec. 31, 1776, 5 mos. 10 days; company stationed at
Gloucester for defence of seacoast.

Yarrell, . [This name also appears under the form of Varrel.]

Varrell, Samuel. Fifer, Capt. John Lane's co.. Col. Foster's regt.; entered ser-
vice Jan. 9, 1776; discharged Feb. 15, 1776; service, 1 mo. 6 day.s; company
stationed at Capo Ann for defence of seacoast; also, Capt. Daniel Giddings's
CO., Col. Joseph Foster's regt. ; entered service Feb. 15, 1776 ; service to
March 1, 1776, 14 days, in defence of seacoast in Essex Co., roll endorsed
" Gloucester."

Varrell, Samuel. Capt. Mark Pool's detachment of militia. Col. Jacob Gerrish's
regt. of guards; service from Nov. 12, 1777, to Feb. 3, 1778, at Charlestown;
also, Fifer, Capt. Pool's co., Col. Gerrish's regt. of guards; muster roll for
March, 1778, dated Winter Hill; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Feb.
3, 1778, to April 5, 1778, 2 mos. 2 days, at Cambridge.

Varrick, [Richard]. General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Nov. 18,
1776, taken from Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Orderly Book ; entry therein directs
Col. Dayton to march Lieut. Col. White under arrest to Albany for attempting to
assassinate said Varrick, Deputy Muster Master General, near headijuarters.

Varry, [Isaac]. Private, Capt. John Morgan's co. ; enlisted Jan. 15, 1778; di.s-
charged July 1, 1778; service, 5 mos. 16 days; company detached from militia
of Hampshire and Worcester counties to guard stores and magazines at Brook-
field and Springfield.

Varry, William. Private, Capt. Seth Smith's co., Col. Isaac Dean's (4th Bristol
Co.) regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service,
9 days, on the alarm at Rhode Island of Aug. 1, 1780. Roll dated Norton.

Varsell, Benj^vmin. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Francis Cushing's co.. Col. John Cush-
ing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt. ; service, 15 days; company ordered to march to
Bristol, R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 1776.

Vary, Daniel, Salem. Private, Capt. Moses Hart's co.. Col. P. Dudley Sergeant's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 26, 1775; service, 5 days.

Vary, John. Private, Capt. Daniel Whiting's co., Col. Asa Whitcomh's regt.;
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776.

Vary, Math., Marblehead. Sailor, ship " Pilgrim," commanded by Capt. Joseph
Robinson ; descrii)tive list of officers and crew, dated Aug. 2, 1780; age, 15yrs. ;
stature, 4 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Marblehead.

Vary, William. Capt. Daniel Gallusha's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regt.;
order for bounty coat dated Maiden, Oct. 25, 1775.

Vasbrough, Isaac. Private, Capt. John Spoor's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's
(Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service April 26, 1777; discharged May 20,
1777; service, 25 days, at Saratoga at request of Maj. Gen. Gates.

Vasburg, . [This name appears under the form of Vasbrough, Vosberg, Vos-

bery, Vo.sborough, Vosbrough, Vcsburgh, Vo.sbury.]

Vasey, Joseph. 1st Lieutenant, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. John
Peck Rathburn ; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in tlio schooner
" Loyalty " and Wreck [year not given].



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Vaskis [ ? ], . General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Sept. 18, 1776,

taken from Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Orderly Book ; said Vaskis, Lieutenant,
reported advanced and place taken by Ensign Rebison in Capt. Conway's co.

Vassal, Benjamin, Scituate. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Francis Cushing's (3d Scitu-
at'e) CO., 2d Plymouth Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the
several companies in said regiment, as returned by John Cushing, Jr., and
others, dated Hanover, May 8, 1776; ordered in Council May 10, 1776, that
said officers be commissioned; reported commi-ssioned May 10, 1776; alao,
Lieutenant, Capt. Amos Turner's co. ; list of officers appointed to command
the several companies of a regiment drafted from Brig. Gen. Joseph Cuiihmg's
brigade and Brig. Gen. Otis's (Barnstable Co.) brigade, to be commanded by
Cof. John Cushing, Jr., and ordered to march to Rhode Island, as returned by
Joseph Cushing to Maj. Gen. Warren, dated Hanover, Oct. 30, 1776; company
raised in Scituate and Hanover.

Vassall, . [This name also appears \mder the form of Varsell, Vassal, Vassel.]

Vassall, BEN.TAMIN, Scitiiatc. Sergeant, Capt. William Turner's (3d Scituate) co.

of militia. Col. Anthony Thomas's regt., which marched on the alarm of April

19, 1775 ; service, 4 days.
Vassall, Benjamin. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co., Col. Anthony Thomas's

regt.; service, 5 days; company marched from Scituate to HLagham March

2i, 1776, on an alarm subsequent to the time of taking Dorchester Heights.

Vassel, Benjamin. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Amos Turner's co.. Col. John Cushing's
regt.; engaged Sept. 23, 1776; service, 58 days; company marched to Rhode
Island; roll dated Newport; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Calvin Curtis's co. ; en-
gaged Sept. 25, 1779; discharged Dec. 1, 1779; service, 2 mos. 6 (also given 2
mos. 10) days, at Rhode Island ; company made up from 1st and 2d Plymouth
Co. regts. to serve in Col. Jacobs's regt. for 2 months from time of arrival at
camp.

Vaudry, Peter. Receipt dated Boston, Jan. 15, 1782, signed by John Popkin,
Muster Master, stathig that he had received said Vaudry from James Gott,
Chairman of Class No. 11 of the town of Gloucester, to serve m the Continental
Army for the term of 3 years.

Vaugh, George. Return signed by Tho. Chase, D. Q. M. G. [year not given],
of wagoners, artificers, etc., serving in his department; said Vaugh appears
among " Waggoners inlisted " stationed at Boston.

Vattghan, . [This name also appears imder the form of Varn, Vaugh, Vaughaun,

Vaughn, Vaughon, Vaugn, Vavhan, Veaghn, Von, Voughn.]

Vaughan, Abraham. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co_., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's
regt.; entered service ISIay 6, 1778; discharged May 9, 1778; service, 3 days;
company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May, and one in Sept.,
1778. Roll dated Middleborough.

Vaughan, Daniel, Plympton. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co., Col. James
Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April li), 1775, to
Marshfield ; service, 2 days.

Vaughan, Daniel. Private, Lieut. Francis ShurtlefT's co.. Col. Lothrop's (Plym-
outh Co.) regt. ; service, 14 days ; company marched to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 11,
1776, on an alarm. Roll dated Plympton.

Vaughan, Daniel, Jr., Plympton. Private, Capt. Natlianiel Shaw's co.. Col.
James Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19,
1775, to Marshfield ; service, 2 days.



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Vaughan, David. 3d Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel "Wood's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's
regt. ; entered service May 6 ; discharged May 9 ; entered service Sept. 6 ; dis-
cliarjied Sept. 12; service, 9 days; company marched on two alarms at Dart-
mouth in 1778. Koll dated Middleborough.

Vaughan, David. Private, in a detachment from Capt. William Douglass's co.
commanded by Lieut. Daniel Brown, Col. Asa Barns's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ;
entered service Oct. 14, 1781; discharged Oct. 21, 1781; service, 8 days, on an
alarm at Saratoga.

Vaughan, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Nathaniel "Wood's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's
regt.; entered service May 6, 1778; discharged May 9, 1778; service, 3 days;
company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May, and one in Sei)t.,
1778. Roll dated Middleborough.

Vaughan, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Matthew Chambers's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin
Smith's (6th) regt. ; return for wages for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said
Vaughan from Sept. 11, 1782, to Nov. 20, 1782, 2 mos. 11 days ; reported de-
serted Nov. 20, 1782.

Vaughan, Elias. Private, Capt. Nathaniel "Wood's co.,Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's
regt.; entered service Sept. fi, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 6 days ;
company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May, and one in Sept.,
1778; roll dated Middleborough ; also, Capt. Jonah "Washburn's co., Col. Eben-
ezer "White's regt. ; marched Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service,
9 days ; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm ; roll sworn to at
Middleborough.

Vaughan, George, Middleborough. Private, Capt. James Keith's co.. Col. Paul
Dudley Sargent's (28th) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also,
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp before Boston,
Dec. 21, 1775; also, Private, 2d Middleborough co. commanded by Lieut. John
Barrows, Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; service, 12 days ; company marched
from INIiddleborough to How land's Ferry, R. I., Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm ; also,
Coi-poral, Capt. John Barrows's CO., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; entered
service May 6; discharged May 9 ; entered service Sept. 6; discharged Sept. 12 ;
service, 9 days; company marched from Middleborough to Dartmouth on two
alarms in 1778 ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Abner Bourn's co.. Col. Ebenezer "White's
regt.; marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; com-
pany marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780.

Vaughan, George, Scarborough. Private, Capt. Abraham Tyler's co.. Col. Edmund
Phinney's (.31st) regt. ; billeting allowed from date of enli-stment, May 9, 1775,
to date of marching to headquarters, July 6, 1775 ; credited with 57 days allow-
ance; also, company return dated Sept. 29, 1775; also, order for bounty coat
dated Cambridge, Oct. 26, 1775.

Vaughan, Jabez. Private ; pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of INlid-
dleborough for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July
11, 1780; discliarged Dec. 20, 1780; service, 5 mos. 21 days, including travel
(240 miles) home.

Vaughan, Jesse. Ensign, Capt. Nathaniel "Wood's co. ; list of commissioned officers
of Col. Gary's regt. raised to reinforce the army until April 1, 1776 ; also. Ensign,
serving as Volunteer, Capt. "Wood's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; en-
tered service May 6 ; discharged May 9 ; entered service Sept. 6 ; discharged
Sept. 12; service, 9 days; company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth in
1778; roll dated Middleborough.

Vaughan, John, Partridgefield. List of men raised for Continental service, as
returned by Capt. Oliver Lyman and Capt. Joseph Cooke, sworn to in



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Vaughan, Johx, continued.

Ilainpshire Co., April 8, 1779; residence, Partridgefield ; engaged for town of
Nortliamjjtou ; joined Capt. Cleavland's co., Col. Jackson's regt.

Yaughan, John, Partridgefield. Account dated Partridgefield, June 8, 1781,
rendered by the Selectmen, of bounties paid said Yaughan and others to serve
in the Contmental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list dated
Lenox, Aug. 20, 1781, of men raised in Berkshire Co., agreeable to resolve of
Dec. 2, 1780, and delivered to William AValker, Superintendent for said county ;
Capt. Tliayer's co., Col. Simonds's regt.; age, 35 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.;
complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, laborer ; residence, Partridgefield ;
engaged for town of Partridgefield; term, 3 years; reported receipted for by
Col. Shepard.

Yaughan, John. Private, Capt. Lemuel Clap's (1st Dorchester) co.. Col. Benja-
min Gill's regt. ; enlisted ]March 4, 1776; discharged March 8, 1776; service, 5
days, at the time of taking Dorchester Heights ; also, same co. and regt. ; en-
listed March 14, 1776 ; discharged March 26, 1776 ; service, 12 days ; aZso, Capt.
John Bradley's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 14, 1777 ; service,
3 mos. 28 days ; company marched to Manchester, Yt., to join Northern army ;
roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.

Yaughan, John. Private, Capt. William Fletcher's co.. Col. Simonds's regt.; en-
listed Oct. 13, 1780; service, 6 days; company marched to Pawlet Oct. 13,
1780.

Yaughan, Joseph, Plympton. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co.. Col. James
Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to
Marshfield ; service, 2 days.

Yaughan, Joseph, Shutesbury. Descriptive list of men belonging to Capt. Seth
Pierce's co., Col. Seth Murray's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; rank. Private; age,
24 yrs.; stature, 6 ft.; complexion, light; residence, Shutesbury; mustered
July 18, 1780; company detached from Gth Hampshire Co. regt. to serve for
3 months from the time of their arrival at Claverack, agreeable to order of
General Court of June 22, 1780, and mustered by Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams
•and Maj. Whitmore, as per statement affixed dated Warwick, Aug. 4, 1780;
also. Sergeant, Capt. Pierce's co.. Col. Murray's regt. ; engaged July 15, 1780;
discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 6 days, including 9 days (172 miles)
travel home ; regiment raised in Hampshire Co. to reinforce Continental Army
for 3 months.

Yaughan, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joshua White's co.. Col. John Cushing's regt. ;
drafted Sept. 20, 1776 ; service, 60 days, at Rhode Island. Pvoll dated Newport.

Yaughan, Joseph. Private, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co., in a regiment com-
manded by Col. Ebenezer Sprout, of ISIiddleborough ; service, 12 days, on the
alarm at Rhode Island of Dec. 8, 1776; travel (64 miles) also allowed to and
from camp near Rhode Island.

Yaughan, Joseph. Corporal, Capt. Abner Bourn's co.. Col. Ebenezer Wliite's
regt.; marched Aug. 1,1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days ; com-
pany marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780. Roll sworn to
at ISIiddleborough.

Vaughan, Samuel, Plympton. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Shaw's co.. Col. James
Warren's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to
Marshfield ; service, 2 days ; also, Sergeant, Lieut. Francis Shurtleff's co., Col.
Lothrop's (Plymouth Co.) regt. : service, 14 days ; company marched to Bris-
tol, R. I., Dec. 11, 1776, on an alarm.



300 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Vaxjghan, Thomas. Private, Capt. Lemuel Trescott's co., Col. Asa "Whitcomb's
regt. ; muster roll dated Camp at Ticouderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; enlisted April
1, 1776; reported ou furlough with Maj. Frazier.

Vaughan, Thomas. Private, Capt. John Barrows's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's
regt. ; entered service May 6, 1778 ; discharged May 9, 1778 ; service, 3 days ;
company marched from Middleborough to Dartmouth on two alarms, one in
May, and one in Sept., 1778.

Vaughan, Thomas. Sergeant, Capt. Elihu Lyman's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's
(Hampshire Co.) regt.; engaged July 25, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 12 days, at New London, Conn., including 5 days (105 miles) travel
home.

Vaughan, Zebulon (also given Zkbedee), Middleborough. Capt. Amos "Wade's
CO., Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt.; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also,
order for bounty coat dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 27, 1773; also, return of
men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. William Tupper's co.,
Col. Sprout's (4th Plymouth Co.) regt., dated Feb. 19, 1778; residence, Mid-
dleborough ; engaged for town of Middleborough ; joined Cajit. Benson's co.,
Col. Putnam's regt. ; term, 3 years.

Vaughaun, Thomas. Capt. Silas Hollis'sco., Col. John Robinson's regt. ; enlisted
July 1, 1777; service to Jan. 1, 1778, 6 mos., at Rhode Island.

Vaughn, Daniel, Kittery. Private, Capt. Jedediah Goodwin's co.. Col. Edward
"Wiggelsworth's regt. ; pay roll for travel allowance, etc., from Albany home;
280 miles travel allowed said Vaughn ; company discharged at Albany Dec. 30,
1776. [See Daniel McVaughn.]

Vaughn, Daniel. Private, Capt. Thomas Samson's co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt., Gen. Palmer's brigade ; seryice between Sept. 25, 1777, and Oct. 30, 1777,
32 days, on a secret expedition to Newport, R. I. Roll swoni to in Plymouth Co.

Vaughn, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Edward Sparrow's co., Col. John Jacobs's
regt. ; enlisted July 23, 1780; discharged Oct. 27, 1780; service, 3 mos. 5 days;
regiment detached from militia to join Continental Army for 3 months. Roll
sworn to at Middleborough.

Vaughn, George, Middleborough. Private, Capt. James Keith's co.. Col. Paul
Dudley Sargent's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 16, 1775 ; enlisted July 10,
1775 ; service, 22 days.

Vaughn, George. Sergeant, Capt. Abram Tyler's co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's
regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776 ; engaged Jan.
1, 1776.

Vaughn, Jabez, Middleborough. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the
Continental Armj- 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 Springfield, July 17, 1780; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; com-
plexion, light ; engaged for town of Middleborough ; marched to camp July 17,
1780, under command of Capt. Abner Howard ; also. Private, Lieut. Colonel
Cobb's CO., Col. Henry Jackson's (16th) regt.; pay roll for June and July,
1780; reported sick and absent; also, list of men raised for the 6 months ser-
vice and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed mu.ster in a return
dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, Private, Capt. Henry Peirce's co..
Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; enlisted March 8, 1781 ; discharged March 31,
1781 ; service, 26 days, at Rhode Island ; company raised by order of His
Excellency John Hancock to serve for 40 days, unless sooner discharged.

Vaughn, James. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's
regt.: marched April 6, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 2 mos. 28 days;
company raised in Plymouth Co. and stationed at Dorchester Heights.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 301

Vaughn, Jksse. Ensign, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co.. Col. Simon Carj-'s regt. ;
service, 7 days. Roll dated Koxbury, April 1, 177G, and sworn to at Middle-
borough.

Vaughn, John, Dorchester. Private, Capt. Oliver Billings's and Lieut. Lemuel
Clap's (Dorchester) co.. Col. Lemuel Robinson's n-gt., which assembled April
19, 1775; service, 12 days; also, descriptive list of men raised in Suffolk Co. to
reinforce the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779; Capt.
Clap's (also given Capt. Hall's) co.. Col. Gill's regt. ; age, 33 yrs. ; stature, 5
ft. 8 in. ; hair, dark; eyes, gray ; occupation, husbandman ; nationality, Amer-
ican; residence, Dorchester; engaged for town of Dorchester; reported de-
livered to Ensign Theophilus Clark ; also, list of men returned as received of
Maj. Stephen Badlam, Superintendent for Suffolk Co., by Justin Ely, Com-
missioner, certified at Springfield, Sei)t. 20, 1779; also, ISIatross, Capt. Jack-
son's CO., Col. Crane's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Tliomas Jackson's co., Col. John



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