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408 iVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

"Wakefeild, Luther. Private, Capt. John Howard's co., Col. Jonathan Holinan's
regt. ; service, 28 days, with Northern army at the time of the reduction of
Gen. Burgoyne ; mileage for 158 miles allowed said "Wakefeild ; warrant for
pay allowed in Council May 4, 1778.

AVakefield, . [This name also appears under the form of Waickfeild, Waik-

tield, Wakefeild, "SVakfeeld, Wakfeld, Waktield, Walkfield, Washfield.]

"Wakefield, Aaron, Douglas. Private, Capt. Caleh "Whiting's co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 177.'), to Roxhury ; service, 10 days.

"Wakefield, Aaron, Dudley (also given O.vford) . Private, Capt. Nathaniel Healy's
CO., Col. Ebenezer Learned's (4th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en-
listed May 25, 1775 ; service, 2 mos., 1 week, 5 days ; also, company return dated
lioxbury Camp, Oct. 6, 1775.

"Wakefield, Abner. Private, Capt. Benjamin Allton's co.. Col. John Rand's
regt. ; entered service July 9, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Oct.
10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, including travel (180 miles) home; regiment
raised for 3 months service at "West Point. Roll sworn to at Charlton.

Wakefield, Amasa, Sutton. Corporal, Capt. Jolm Putnam's (Sutton) co. of Minute-
men, Col. Ehenezer Lamed's regt., which marched on the alai'm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 2 weeks.

Wakefield, Amasa. Sergeant, Capt. Jonatlian Woodbury's co., Col. Jacob Davis's
regt. ; marched July 'iO, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 days, on an
alarm at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home. Roll dated
Sutton.

Wakefield, Amos, Dudley (also given Oxford) . Private, Capt. Nathaniel Healey's
CO., Col. Ehenezer Learned's (4th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en-
listed ISIay 25, 1775; service, 2 mos., 1 week, 5 days; also, company return
dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 13, 1775 ; also, Capt. Jeremiah Kmgsbery's co., Col.
Jonathan Holman's regt.; service, 21 days; roll dated Providence, Jan. 20,

1777, and sworn to in Worcester Co.

Wakefield, Benjamin, Gageborough (Windsor). Private, Capt. Asa Bams's co..
Col. Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge's regt. ; company return dated Sept. 28,
1775.

Wakefield, Benjamin, Oxford (also given Sutton) . List of men mustered by
Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Fish's co., Col.
Shepard's regt.; mustered May 19, 1777; term, during war; also, Private,
Capt. Moore's co.. Col. William Sheppard's regt.; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from April 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town of
Sutton; also, Capt. Thomas Fish's co., Col. Shepard's regt. ; return endorsed
" Feb'y 3rd 1778 ; " residence, Sutton; enlisted for town of Sutton; mustered
by State and Continental Muster Masters ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster
roll for July and Aug., 1778; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls for Oct.,

1778, ]March and April, 1779, dated Providence; enlisted April 1, 1777; enlist-
ment, during war; also, Capt. William More's co.. Col. Shepard's (4th) regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 22, 1780;
residence, O.xford ; reported invalided ; also, same co. and regt. ; return made
up for the year 1780, dated Mountain ITutts, West Point ; reported transferred
to corps of invalids Dec. 23, 1780; also, Capt. Moses McFarland's corps of
invalids .stationed at Boston; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Dec. 11 to Dec. 31, 1780.

Wakefield, Benjamin, AVells. Sergeant, Capt. Joshua Bragdon's (WelLs) co.,
which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 17*75; engaged April 21,
1775 ; service, 5 days.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 409

AVakefield, Daniel, Middleborough (also given Boston). List of men raised to
serve in the Continental Anny from 1st Co., 5tli Hampshire Co. regt., as returned
by Capt. Thomas Dickinson ; engaged for tovm of Deerlield ; joined Capt.
Smith's CO., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; term, 3 years; a similar list is attested by
Col. David Field ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster
blaster for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Jime 8, 1777; Capt. Munroe's co.. Col.
Bigelow's regt.; reported received State bounty; also, Private, Capt. Ellis's
CO., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service
from June 6, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co., Col.
Bigelow's regt. ; muster roll for Jan. -Aug., 1777, sworn to in Camp at Still-
water; enlisted June 6, 1777; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Nov.,
1777, sworn to at Camp near the " Gulf ; " reported sick at FLshkill ; also, same
CO. and regt. ; return dated Feb. 2, 1778 ; residence, Boston ; enlisted for town
of Boston; mustered by Middlesex Co. ^Muster Master; also, same co. and
regt.; muster rolls for Dec, 1777-May, 1778, dated Vallej- Forge; enlisted
June 3, 1777 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp
Greenwich; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls for July, 1778-Jime, 1779,
dated Providence; reported on furlough in March, April, and May, 1779; also,
same co. and regt. ; muster roll for July, 1779 ; reported on command at Pound
Ridge; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Aug., 1779, dated Camp at
Salem ; reported transferred to (late) Capt. Ellis's co. Sept. 1, 1779 ; also, Fifer,
Colonel's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproufs regt. ; Continental Army paj- accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780 ; residence, Middleborough ; reported
as serving 7 mos. as Private, 5 mos. as Fifer ; also, descriptive list dated "West
Point, Jan. 28, 1781; Capt. Henry Sewall's co., 2d Mass. regt. ; rank. Private;
stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, barber; resi-
dence, Middleborough; enlisted Nov. 29, 1779, by Col. Sprout, at Peekskill;
enlistment, dui'ing war.

"Wakefield, Ebenezer. Company receij^t for mileage, given to Capt. John Ford,
dated Ticonderoga, Aug. 28, 1776; also, company receipt, given to Capt. Ford,
for wages to Oct. 1, 1776, dated Ticonderoga; company marched from Chelm.s-
ford July 25, 1776, and was discharged at Albany Jan. 1, 1777.

"W.^KEFiELD, Ezekiel, "Wells. Sergeant, Capt. Jesse Dorman's co., Col. James
Scammon's (30th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 12,
1775; service, 2 mos. 24 days; also, company return [probablj' Oct., 1775], in-
cluding abstract of pay to last of July, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its
equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Oct. 27, 1775.

"Wakefield, " Gibens." Receipt dated Little Falls, May 16, 1781, for bounty paid
said "Wakefield by the assessors of the Plantation of Little Falls to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

"Wakefield, Gibeon, Biddeford. Private, Capt. Nathan Lord's co. ; marched May
7, 1780', discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 3 mos.; company detached from
York Co. militia for service under Gen. "Wadsworth at Camden; enlistment,
3 months.

Wakefield, Gibeon, "Wells. Li.st of men mustered by Xathaniel Wells, Cluster
Master for York Co., dated Wells, Feb. 15, 1777; Capt. Daniel Mcrril's co..
Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.; rank, Fifer; residence, Wells; enlistment, 3
years or during war; reported received State and Continental boimties; also,
Capt. Merrill's co.. Col. Brewer's regt. : subsistence allowed from date of en-
listment, Feb. 1, 1777, to March 17, 1777; credited with 59 days subsistence,
including allowance for travel (280 miles) on march from home to B(!nnington,
the place of rendezvous; also, same co. and regt.: return [year not given];
residence. Wells; enlisted for town of Wells; mustered by Nathaniel Wells,
at Wells; reported discharged June 14, 1777.



410 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAH^ORS

Wakkfield, Gibeox. Capt. Samuel "Waterhouse's CO., Col. Jacob Gerrishs regt.
of guards; marched from liome March 30, 1778; service, 1 mo. 16 days, at
Winter Hill; coinpauy detached from militia to serve from April 2, 1778, to
July 3, 1778.

AVakefield, Isaiah, Sutton. Private, Capt. Bartholomew "Woodbury's co.. Col.
Leniad 's regt. ; pay abstract for billeting to and from camji ; company marched
from Sutton, Douglas, and Northbridge, Dec. 9, 177.'i.

вЦ†Wakefield, James, Arundel. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Con-
tinental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780,
returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover,
at Springfield, July 24, 1780; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion,
light ; engaged for town of "Wells ; marched to camp July 24, 1780, under com-
mand of Capt. Soaper; also, list of men raised for the months service and re-
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having pa.s.sed muster in a return dated Camp
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town
of Wells for service in tlie Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp
July 5, 1780 ; discharged Jan. 15, 1781 ; service, mos. 25 days, including travel
(300 miles) home.

Wakefield, [Joel]. Private, Capt. Benjamin Allton's co.. Col. John Band's regt. ;
entered service July 9, 1780, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ;
service, 3 mos. 12 days, including travel (190 miles) home ; regiment raised for
3 months ser^'ice at West Point. Boll sworn to at Charlton.

Wakefield, John. Capt. Samuel Waterhouse's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards ; marched from home March 30, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 9 days, at Winter
Hill ; company detached from militia to serve from April 2, 1778, to July 3,
1778.

Wakefield, Johx. Landsman, brig "Adventure," commanded bj- Capt. James
Morris; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk Co., Sept. 26,
1780; age, 12 yrs. ; complexion, light; hair, brown; birthplace, Ma.ssachusetts.

Wakefield, Jonathan, Sutton. List of men mustered ; said Wakefield appears
among men raised from Col. Holman's regt. for service at Bhode Island ; Capt.
Putnam's co. ; engaged for town of Sutton ; mustered June 29 [year not given,
probably 1778] ; also. Private, Capt. Samuel Hamaut's co.. Col. Nathaniel
Wade's regt. ; enli.sted June 18, 1778 ; service at Rhode Island ; enlistment to
expire Jan. 1, 1779; roll dated Middletown.

Wakefield, Joseph. Private, Capt. John Morgan's co. ; enlisted Feb. 3, 1778;
discharged July 1, 1778; service, 4 mos. 28 days; company detached from
militia of Hampshire and Worcester covmties to guard stores and magazines
at Brookfield and Springfield.

Wakefield, Joseph. Private, Capt. Samuel Hamant's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's
(2d) regt.; enlisted Oct. 22, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11
days, at Claverack, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; regiment raised
to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Wakefield, Joseph. Private, Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt. ; service
with detachment commanded by Maj. Andrew Symmes drafted to serve for 5
weeks in guarding stores under Maj. Gen. Heath at and about Boston, agreeable
to order of Council of May 12, 1777 ; also, descriptive return dated Boston, made
by Edward Procter, Colonel of Boston regt., of men who had enlisted to serve
in the Continental Army for the term of 6 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; Capt. Boyle's co. ; age, 21
yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, brown; also, descriptive list of men
raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 411

Wakefield, Joseph, continued.

to resolve of June 5, 1780, retiirued as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner,
by Capt. Lieut. John Callender, of 3d Artillery regt., at Springfield, July 6,
ITSO; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for town of
Boston ; arrived at Springfield July 5, 1780 ; also, Matross, Col. Crane's regt. ;
pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Boston for service in the Con-
tinental Army during 1780: marched July 1, 1780; discharged Dec. 16, 1780;
service, 5 mos. 26 days, including travel (10 days) home.

M'akefield, Josiah. Private, Capt. Jonathan "Woodbury's co., Col. Jacob Davis's
regt. ; marched July .30, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 daj's, on an
alarm at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home. Roll dated
Sutton.

AVaklefield, Luther, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of
Minute-men, Col. Ebenezer Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of
April 19, 1775; service, 2 weeks; also, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co.,
Col. Lemad's regt.; pay abstract for billeting to and from camp; company
marched from Sutton, Douglas, and Northbridge, Dec. 9, 1775.

Wakefield, Matthew. Private, Capt. Thomas Bumstead's co. ; list of men
drafted from Lieut. Col. Jabez Hatch's (Boston) regt., agreeable to order of
Covmcil of May 7, 1777, to guard stores, etc., under Maj. Gen. Heath at and
about Boston for the term of 5 weeks ; also. Corporal, Lieut. Thomas Holland's
detachment; enlisted Jan. 23, 1778; discharged May 1, 1778; service, 3 mos. 9
days, iinder Maj. Gen. Heath ; detachment drafted to serve as guards on board
the prison-ship " Kmgston " in Boston harbor; also, descriptive return dated
Boston, made by Edward Procter, Colonel of Boston regt., of men who had
enlisted to serve in the militia imder Brig. Gen. John Fellows for the term of
3 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; Capt. Wise's co. ; age, 47 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion,
brown; also, Private, Lieut. William Bird's co., Col. Thayer's regt.; enlisted
July 19, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 3 days, including 11
days (220 miles) travel home; company stationed at West Point; regiment
raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Wakefield, Nathaniel, Mount Desert. Private, Capt. Josiah Davis's co., Lieut.
Col. Joseph Prime's regt. ; joined June 18, 1780; discharged Dec. 9, 1780; ser-
vice, 5 mos. 22 days ; enlistment, 8 months ; regiment raised in York Co. for
defence of eastern Massachusetts. Roll sworn to at Armidel and certified at
Falmouth.

Wakefield, Peter. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10,
1783, on board the frigate "Hague," commanded by Capt. John Manlej*.

Wakefield, Reuben. List of men raised for the term of 8 months to fill deficien-
cies in quota of men raised to serve for 3 years and during the war ; engaged for
town of Westfield; arrived at Fishkill June 15, 1778; joined Col. Nixon's
regt.

Wakefield, Samuel, Gilford, N. H. (also given Petersham) . List of men raised
to serve in the Continental Army from 7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by
Capt. Asa How and Capt. Wing Spooner; residence, Gilford; engaged for
town of Petersham; joined Capt. Benjamin Gates's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's
regt.; term, 8 months, to expire Jan. 10, 1778; also, Private, Capt. Gardner's
CO., Col. Putnam's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
March 25, 1777, to May 7, 1778 ; reported deserted ; also, Capt. Benjamin Gates's
CO., Col. Putnam's regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778; residence. Peter-
sham; enlisted for town of Petersham; mustered by Capt. Newhall; also,



412 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Wakefield, Samuel, continued.

descriptive list of deserters from Col. Rufus Putnam's (5tli) regt., dated Nov.
20, 1780; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, dark; hair, dark; resi-
dence, Gilford, N. H. ; engaged for town of Petersham; term, 3 years; re-
ported deserted Sept. 21, 1777.

Wakefield, Samuel, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of
Minute-men, Col. Ebenezer Lamed's regt., which marched on the alarm of
April 19, 1775 ; service, 2 weeks.

Wakefield, Samuel, Township No. 4. Corporal, Capt. Francis Shaw, Jr.'s co. ;
enlisted Sept. 7, 1775; service, 4 mos. 3 days; company stationed at Goulds-
borough, No. 4, Narraguagus, and Pleasant River, for defence of .seacoast ; also.
Sergeant, Capt. Henry Dyer's detachment from Col. Benjamin Foster's (Lin-
coln Co.) regt. ; entered service Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 22, 1777 ; ser-
vice, 7 days; entered service Sept. 17, 1777; discharged Oct. 5, 1777; service,
18 days; company marched to Machias at sundry times when British ships lay
in that harbor ; also, Capt. John Hall's co., Col. Benjamin Foster's (Lincoln
Co.) regt. ; service from Aug. 7, 1779, to Sept. 7, 1779, 1 mo. ; company marched
on expedition to Majorl)agaduce Aug. 7, 1779, by order of Gen. Lovel ; roll en-
dorsed " Service at Penobscot."

Wakefield, Samuel. Private, Capt. Henry Dyer's co. of rangers ; enlisted March
9, 1780; discharged May 1, 1780; service, 1 mo. 22 days; company raised for
defence of eastern Massachusetts by order of Col. John Allan, commanding
officer at Machias and Superintendent of Eastern Indian department; also,
same co. and regt. ; pay roll made up for rations and sworn to at Boston ; said
Wakefield credited with 52 rations; company raised in No. 4, Gouldsborough,
Frenchman's Bay, Pleasant River, and Narraguagus.

Wakefield, Silas, Sutton. Private, Capt. John Putnam's (Sutton) co. of Minute-
men, Col. Ebenezer Lamed's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 2 weeks ; also, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's co.. Col. Lernad's
regt. ; pay abstract for billeting to and from camp ; company marched from Sut-
ton, Douglas, and Northbridge, Dec. i), 1775 ; also, Capt. John Howard's co., Col.
Samuel Brewer's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Saratoga
home; 191 miles travel allowed said Wakefield ; warrant allowed in Council
March 12, 1777 ; also, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's regt. ;
marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 days, on an alarm
at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home.

Wakefield, Solomon. Private, Capt. Lemuel Corbin's (Dudley) co.. Col. Jacob
Davis's regt. ; service, 13 days ; company detached for service at Rhode Island
on the alarm of July 30, 1780. Roll dated Dudley.

Wakefield, Thomas, Medford. Private, Capt. Isaac Hall's co.. Col. Thomas
Gardner's regt., which marched April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; also, Capt.
Hall's CO., Lieut. Col. William Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ;
company return dated Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, (late) Capt.
Hall's CO., Col. Bond's regt.; order for money in lieu of bounty coat dated
INIedford, Jan. 3, 177G.

Wakefield, Thomas, Westfield (also given Sturbridge). List of men mustered
by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 30,
1777 ; Capt. Sumner's co.. Col. Greaton's regt. ; reported received State bountj' ;
also. Private, Capt. Job Sumner's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; resi-
dence, Westfield ; credited to town of Westfield ; also, same co. and regt. ;
return of men who were in camp on or before May [Aug.] 15, 1777, and who
had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc. ; also, same co. and
regt.; return [year not given]; residence, SturViridge; mustered by County



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTIOX. 413



Wakefield, Thomas, continued.

Muster Master Barber; also, Capt. E. Cumpston's co. ; return taken from
Lieut. James Davis's book [year not given] ; reported discharged Jan. 1,
term of enlistment having expired.

Wakefield, Thojias. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780 ; age, 19
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Sturbridge;
arrived at Springfield July 5, 1780 ; marched to camp July 5, 1780, under com-
mand of Capt. Frothingham, of the artillery; also, pay roll for 6 months men
raised by the town of Sturbridge for service in the Continental Army during
1780; marched to camp July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 12, 1780; service, 5 mos.
15 days, including travel (MO miles) home.

Wakefield, Timothy, Reading. Private, Capt. Thomas Eaton's co., Col. Green's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 2 days.

Wakefield, Timothy, Reading. Private, Capt. John Bacheller's co. of Minute-
men, Col. Ebenezer Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 13 days.

Wakefield, Timothy. Private, Capt. Jesse Wyman's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's
regt. of guards ; muster roll dated Bimker Hill, March 6, 1778 ; reported sick
and absent; company detached to guard Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne's army; also,
same co. and regt. ; enlisted Feb. 18, 1778; service to May 18, 1778, 3 mos., at
Bunker Hill.

Wakefield, Timothy. Capt. John Berry's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards ; enlisted Aug. 16, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 24, 1778 ; service, 4 mos. 9 days.
Roll dated Camp Winter Hill.

Wakefield, Timothy. Private, Capt. Nathan Sergant's co. of guards; entered
service Feb. 14, 1779 ; discharged May 14, 1779 ; service, 3 mos. ; company
raised to serve under Maj. Gen. Gates at and about Boston.

Wakefield, Walker, Monson. Private, Capt. Freeborn Moulton's (Monson) co.
of Minute-men, Col. Danielson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April
19, 1775, to Cambridge ; left Cambridge April 27, 1775 ; service, 9 days ; reported
returned home.

Wakefield, Walter, South Brimfield (also given Union) . Private, Capt. Isaac
Colton's CO., Col. David Brewer's (9th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted July 12, 1775 ; service, 2 weeks 4 days ; also, company return dated
Roxbury Camp, Oct. 7, 1775. [See Walker Wakfield.]

Wakele, Robert. Private, Lieut. Thomas Gould's detachment, Col. Benjamin
Simonds's regt. ; entered service July 16, 1777 ; discharged July 29, 1777 ; ser-
vice, 14 days ; detachment marched from Hancock to Manchester.

Wakeley, . [This name also appears under the form of Wakele, Wakley.]

Wakeley, John. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards; joined at Spring-
field May 25, 1781 ; discharged Aug. 25, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. ; company raised
for 3 months from time of joining and stationed at Springfield.

Wakeley, Robert. Capt. William Douglas's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's de-
tachment of Berkshire Co. militia; entered service Dec. 16, 1777; discharged
March 22, 1777 ; service, 96 days ; company marched to Ticonderoga.

Waker, James. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Hooker's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel
Williams's regt. ; engaged Dec. 15, 1776; discharged March 18, 1777; service,
3 mos. 15 days, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home. Roll dated Morris-
town.



41J: MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Waker, John. Descriptive list of otlicers and crew of the ship " Thorn," com-
manded by Capt. Kichard Cowell, certified at Marblehead, Sept. 14, 1780;
stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark.

Waker, Nathaniel. Descriptive list of men raised in Berkshire Co. in 1779 to
serve in the Continental Army; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, light ;
engaged for town of Stockbridge; delivered to Ensign Hubble.

"Waker, Peter. Enlistment agreement, signed by said Waker and others, engaging
themselves to serve for 3 years, unless sooner discharged; enlisted Feb. 18
[1777].

"Waker, Zach. Lieutenant ; memorandum of firelocks received of sundry officers
and soldiers ; date of delivery, Feb. 10, 1776.

TVakfeeld, Timothy. List of training soldiers of a company in Heading under
Capt. Thomas Eaton [year not given, probably 1775].

"Wakfeld, Benjamin. Capt. Barnes's co.. Col. "Woodbridge's regt. ; receipt for ad-
vance pay, signed by said "Wakf eld and others, dated Cambridge, June 30, 1775.

"Wakfield, Asahel. Private, Capt. Jonathan Woodburj''s co., Col. Jacob Davis's
regt. ; marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 days, on an
alarm at Rhode Island, including 4 days (72 miles) travel home. Roll dated
Sutton.

TVakfield, Benjamin. Capt. Asa Bams's co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regt. ;
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Oct. 23, 1775.

"SVakfield, Ezekiel. Sergeant, Capt. Joshua Nason'sco., (late) Col. Storer'sregt. ;
entered service Aug. 14, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 123 days, with
Northern army, including 15 days (300 miles) travel home; company dis-
charged at Queman's Heights.

"Wakfield, James. Private, Capt. Tobias Lord's co. ; marched Jan. 29, 1776; ser-
vice to Feb. 29, 1776, 1 mo. 1 day; company stationed at Falmouth, Cumber-
land Co., for defence of seacoast.

Wakfield, John. Private, Capt. Tobias Lord's co. ; marched Jan. 29, 1776; ser-
vice to Nov. 25, 1776, 9 mos. 28 days ; company stationed at Falmouth, Cum-



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