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pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Northampton for service in
the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp Jmie 17, 1780 ; discharged
Dec. 17, 1780; service, 6mos. 7 days, travel (140 miles) included.

"Wales, Samuel. Private, Capt. Hezekiah Russell's (2d) co. of volunteers, 2d
Hampshire Co. regt. ; service against the insurgents at Spruigfield June 12,
1782, at Hadley June 13, 1782, and at Northampton May (5, June 15, IG, and 17,
1782, 6 days, by order of Elisha Porter, Sheriff.

Wales, Samukl. Sergeant of ^Marines, brig " Hazard," commanded by Capt. John
F. Williams; engaged May 6, 1779; service to Sept. 6, 1779, 4 mos. 1 day;
statm-e, 5 ft. 10 in. ; nationality, American ; roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; also,
Lieutenant of Marines, State ship " Protector," commanded by Capt. John
Fostfer Williams ; list of officers of the State navy ; commissioned Oct. 14, 1779 ;
also, account of rations issued to under officers of the State ship " Protector"
previous to her going to sea; rations allowed said Wales from Oct. 14, 1779, to
March 14, 1780, 153 days ; also, same vessel and commander ; engaged Oct. 14,
1779; service, 10 mos. 3 days; also, same vessel and commander; engaged
Aug. 18, 1780; discharged Dec. 18, 1781; service, 16 mos. ; reported as serving
as Lieutenant of Marines until Nov. 20, 1780, and as Captain of Marines the
remainder of the time; also, Captain of Marines, State ship "Tartar," com-
manded by Capt. John Cathcart; engaged May 13, 1782; discharged Nov. 22,
1782; service, mos. 9 days; roll sworn to at Boston; also, certificate dated
Boston, Dec. 28, 1782, signed by Caleb Davis, certifying to the amoimt of
rations due said Wales as Lieutenant of Marines, ship "Tartar," to Nov. 22,
1782.

Wales, S.vmuel. Bombardier ; return of the non-commissioned officers and matrosses
belongmg to Cajit. Amos Lincoln's co. entitled to receive clothing from the
Commonwealth for the year 1782, dated Boston, April 18, 1783; also, Matross,
Capt. Lincoln's co. of matrosses; service from Nov. 1, 1782, to date of dis-
charge, Aug. 21, 1783, 9 mos. 21 days; roll dated Boston.

Wales, Samuel. Private, Capt. Ralph Thompson's co. ; enlisted Oct. 1, 1779 ; dis-
charged Dec. 1, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 2 days ; company raised in Suffolk Co.
and served at Castle Island under Maj. Gen. Hancock; also, Capt. Lieut.
William Bm-beck's co. ; enlisted Dec. 11, 1779 ; service to Oct. 24, 1781, 22
mos. 15 days ; company raised for defence of Castle and Governor's Islands and
commanded by Ilis Excellency Jolm Hancock ; roll sworn to at Boston ; also,
Capt. Tliomas Cu.shing's co. ; service from Oct. 25, 1781, to date of discharge,
Dec. 10, 1782, 13 mos. 16 days; company raised for defence of Castle and Gov-
ernor's Islands ; rolls sworn to at Boston ; also, same co. ; treasury i)ay rolls
for service from June 25, 1786, to Jan. 25, 1787, at the Castle.

Wales, Shubael. Private, Capt. Nehemiah May's co.. Col. David Leonard's regt. ;
entered service May 6, 1777; discharged July 8, 1777; service, 72 days, at
Ticonderoga, including travel (200 miles) home ; company raised for 2 months;
roll dated South Brimfield ; also, Capt. Daniel Wincliester's co.. Col. Ruggles
Wo<jdbridge's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service,
3 mos. 21 days, with Northern army, including 8 days (152 miles) travel home.

Wales, Thomas, Gloucester. Private, Capt. Gideon Parker's co., Col. Moses
Little's (17th) regt.; company return endorsed "October 8 1775;" enlisted
Aug. 23, 1775 ; age, 22 yrs. ; also, order for money in lieu of bounty coatr dated
Camp Prospect Hill, Dec. .{O, 1775.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 429

Wales, Thomas, Stoughton. Private, Capt. Peter Talbot's co., Col. Lemuel Rob-
inson's regt., whicb marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days.

Wales, Thomas. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Belcher's co.. Col. Jonathan Bass's
regt. ; service, 2 days : company assembled at Braintree June 13, 1776, upon
orders to march to Horse Neck, and June 24, 1776, upon orders to march to
Nantasket.

Wales, Thomas. Seaman, brigantine "Hazard," commanded by Capt. Simeon
Samson ; engaged March 12, 1778 ; discharged May 20, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 8
days. Roll dated Boston.

Wales, Timothy, Dorchester (probably). Corporal, Capt. William Holden's co.
commanded by Lieut. Preserved Baker, Col. Robinson's regt., which mustered
April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days.

Wales, Timotht, Dorchester. 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 Capt. Lieut. John Cal-
lender, of 3d Artillery regt., at Springtield, July 6, 1780 ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature,
5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Dorchester ; arrived at
Springfield July 5, 1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of
Dorchester for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp
July 1, 1780 ; reported enlisted for 3 years or during the war soon after arriving
at camp ; also, Matross, Capt. Vose's co.. Col. Crane's regt. ; Continental Army
pay accoimts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported deserted
March 2, 1781; also, descriptive return made by order of Gen. Heath, dated
Jan. 10, 1781; Capt. Thomas Vose's co., 3d Artillery regt.; rank, Matross;
age, 19 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, dark; engaged Aug. 2, 1780, by
Capt. Vose; term, during war; also, certificate dated West Point, Jime 23,
1783, signed by John Crane, Colonel, Mass. Artilleiy, certifying that said
Wales, of Dorchester, who engaged to serve 6 months in the Continental ser-
vice in the year 1780, had served that time as a Matross in his regiment; also,
petition addressed to the Governor and Council, dated Jan. 30, 1784, signed by
said Wales, stating that he had enlisted to serve in the Continental Army for
the term of 6 months to the credit of the town of Dorchester, but that soon
after getting to camp he had re-enlisted for 3 years or during the war, ia con-
sequence whereof he had been omitted from the pay roll made up for wages of
the 6 months men, and requesting that be niiglit be allowed the amount due
him ; a certificate in support of the petition, signed by the Selectmen .of Dor-
chester, is appended ; also, account rendered by the Selectmen of Dorchester,
for wages of said Wales, who had enlisted to serve to the credit of the town of
Dorchester for the term of 6 months, but who had later engaged for the 3 years
service ; marched to camp July 1, 1780 ; discharged Jan. 1, 1781 ; service, 6
mos. ; ordered in Comicil July 1, 1784, that a warrant be drawn on the treasury
for amount of account.

Wales, Timothy. Private, Capt. Lemuel Clap's (1st Dorchester) co., Col. Ben-
jamin Gill's regt. ; enlisted March 14, 1776 ; discharged March 26, 1776 ; ser-
vice, 12 days.

Wales, Timothy. Private, Capt. Lemuel Clap's co.,Col. Pierce's regt.; marched
March 1, 1778; discharged April 8, 1778; service, 1 mo. 8 days; company
ordered to march to Castle Island. Roll dated Dorchester.

Wales, Timothy. Private, Capt. Lemuel Clap's co. ; enlisted May 12, 1779; dis-
charged Aug. 11, 1779 ; service, 3 mos. ; also, same co. ; enlisted Aug. 11, 1779 ;
discharged Oct. 31, 1779; service, 2 mos. 21 days; also, same co. ; enlisted Nov.
1, 1779; discharged Jan. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos.; also, same co. ; enlisted
Feb. 1, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. ; above service from May 12, 1779, with detach-



430 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Wales, Timothy, continued.

mentof guards under Maj. Nathaniel Heath at request of Gen. Heath; com-
pany stationed at Dorchester Heights.

"Wales, "William. Private, Capt. John Kirkland's co., Col. Ruggles "Woodbridge's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 10, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 22 daj's, including 8 days (IGO
miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army at the
Northward; also, affidavit sworn to in Hampshire Co., Jan. 28, 1778, signed
by Abner Pomeroy and Phmeas Wright, .stating that said Pomeroy, late Lieu-
tenant in Capt. Kirtland's co.. Col. Woodbridge's regt., which was raised in
Aug., 1777, to serve until Nov. 30, 1777, and said Wright, Sergeant in said com-
pany, wore sent by Col. AVoodbridge Nov. 4, 1777, to bring to camp said Wales
and others who liad de.serted from the company ; that they did so, the men re-
turning without guard or compulsion ; and that .said men received the pimish-
ment ordered and served until expiration of engagement.

"Wales, Willi.\m. Private, Capt. Edward Cobb's co.. Col. Edward IMitchel's regt.,
Gen. Cushing's brigade; service, 1 week 1 day; company marched from
Abington to Bristol, R. I., Dec. 9, 1776, on an alarm; also, Capt. Nathan
Snow's CO., Col. Hawes's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 24, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days,
at Rhode Island on a secret expedition ; roll sworn to at Plymouth ; also, Capt.
Cobb's CO.; Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt.; marched July 30, 1780; discharged
Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days; company marched from Abington to Tiverton,
R. I., on an alarm.

"Waley, Willi.'VM. Private, Capt. Benjamin Smith's co. ; enlisted Nov. 9, 1775;
service to Dec. 1, 1775, 1 mo. 25 days ; company stationed at Martha's Vineyard
for defence of seacoast; also, same co. ; service from Jan. 18, 1776, to Feb. 29,
1776, 1 mo. 14 days ; company stationed at INIartha's Vineyard for defence of
seacoast; also, same co. ; service from June 1, 1776, to Sept. 1, 1776, 3 mos.;
company stationed at Martha's Vineyard for defence of seacoast.

Walhick, Gabriel. List of prisoners sent from Newport, R. I., in the prison-
ship "Lord Sandwich" and landed at Bristol ISIarch 7, 1778. [See Gabriel
Oillie, Gabriel Viusllez, Gabriel Voley, and Gabriel VuisUez.]

"Walies, Robert. Capt. F. Symonds's co.. Col. John Glover's (21st) regt. ; order
for money in lieu of bounty coat dated Camp at Cambridge, Jan. 1, 1776. [See
Robert Walis and Robert Wall.]

Walingford, Nicholas, Bradford. Private, Capt. John Savory's (2d Bradford)
CO., Col. Samuel Johnson's regt., which marched in rcsiionse to the alarm of
April 19, 1775 ; said Walingford marched April 20, 1775 ; left place of rendez-
vous April 23, 1775 ; .service, 3f days.

"Walis, Josiah, Jr., Cape Elizabeth. List of men raised to serve in the Continen-
tal Army from 5th co.. Col. Peter Noyes's (1st Cumberland Co.) regt., as
returned by Capt. Daniel Strout, dated Nov. 20, 1778 ; residence, Cape Eliza-
beth ; engaged for town of Cape Elizabeth ; joined Capt. Richard Maybury's
CO., Col. Francis's regt. ; term, 3 years.

Walis, Robert. Capt. Francis Symonds's co.. Col. Glover's regt. ; receipt for
advance pay, signed by said Walis and others, dated Cambridge, June 27, 1775.
[See Robert Walies and Robert Wall.]

Walis, William. Private, Capt. John Lane's co. ; entered service Nov. 1, 1775;
discharged Dec. 31, 1775; service, 2 mos. 5 days, at Gloucester in defence of
seacoast.

"Walish, Thomas. Private, Capt. Ralph Thompson's co. ; enlisted Oct. 5, 1779 ;
discharged Dec. 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 26 (also given 1 mo. 27) days; company
raised in Suffolk Co. and served at Castle Island under INIaj, Gen. Hancock.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 431

Walish, Thomas, Jr. Private, Capt. Ralph Thompson's co. ; enlisted Oct. 24,
1779; discharged Dec. 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 7 (also given 1 mo. 8) days;
company raised in Suffolk Co. and served at Castle Island under Maj. Gen.
Hancock.

"Walk, Charles. Seaman, "Lincoln Galley," commanded by Capt. John Curtis;
engaged May 5, 1781 ; discharged July 2.3, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 18 days.

AYalk, ChristopH'ER. Private, Capt. Philip M. Ulmer's co.. Col. Samuel McCobh's
regt. ; service from July 8, 1779, to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 10 days, on Penob-
scot expedition.

Walker, . [This name also appears under the form of "Waker, Walkner,

Walkor, Walkr, Wallker, Warker, Warlker, Whocker, Wilker, "SVolker,
Wolkor, Worker.]

Walker, , Boston. Quarter Master, on board the armed ship "Deane," com-
manded by Capt. Elisha Hinman ; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated
Boston, Nov. -, 1780; age, 26 jts. ; complexion, dark; occupation, seaman;
residence, Boston.

Walker, . General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Oct. 20, 1776, taken

from Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Orderly Book ; said Walker, Adjutant, ordered
to perform duly of Brigade Major of 2d brigade during the absence of Maj. Rice.

Walker, . List of men attached to a warrant from Capt. John Walton to Sergt.

Joseph Bates, dated Aug. 4, 1777, directing him in consequence of orders re-
ceived from Col. Thatcher to warn the train baud of said Walton's co. to be
ready at a moment's notice to march with 6 days provisions and to make return
of the deficiencies of equipments. [Name crossed out on list.]

Walker, Aaron, Rehoboth. Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Bliss's co. of Minvite-men,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 177.5 ; service to April 27, 1775, 1 week
1 day ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Bliss's co.. Col. Timothy Walker's (Bristol Co.)
regt. ; return of officers, dated May 23, 1775 ; ordered in Provincial Congress
May 24, 1775, that said officers be commissioned ; also, Lieutenant, Capt.
Bliss's CO., Col. Walker's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged
April 28, 1775; service, .3 mos., 1 week, 4 days; also, company retixm dated
Oct. 0, 1775.

Walker, Abel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's
regt. ; service, 4 days ; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on
the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776.

Walker, Abel. Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's (Bristol Co.)
regt. ; entered service July 27, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 10, 1778 ; service, 1 mo.
15 days, at Rhode Island.

Walker, Abel. Private, Capt. Isaac Woods's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. of
guards; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June -, 1778; enlisted
March 31, 1778 ; enlistment, 3 months from April 2 (also given April 1) , 1778 ;
also, same co. and regt. ; joined April 1, 1778 ; service to Julj- 4, 1778, 3 mos.
4days, at Cambridge ; also, Capt. John Nutting's co.. Col. William Mcintosh's
regt.. Gen. Lovel's brigade; enlisted July 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778;
service, 1 mo. 17 days, on expedition to Rhode Island, including 4 daj'S (80
miles) travel home ; roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.

Walker, Abla.h. Private, Capt. Joseph Franklin's (Rehoboth) co.. Col. John
Daggett's regt.; engaged Jan. 1, 1778; discharged Jan. 14, 1778; service, 14
days ; company stationed at Rhode Island for 3 months from Jan. 1, 1778.

Walker, Abiathar, Dighton. Private, Capt. Elijah Walker's co., Col. Pope's
(Bristol Co.) regt. ; marched Dec. 8, 1776 ; service, 17 days, at Rhode Island on
the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776.



432 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAU.ORS

"Walker, Abijah, Dighton. Private, Capt. Elijah Walker's co., Col. Pope's (Bris-
tol Co.) rcgt. ; marched Dec. 8, 1776 ; service, 9 days, at Rhode Island ou the
alarm of Dec. 8, 177(5.

"Walker, Ab'm. Treasury pay roll of officers and crew of the brigantine " Pallas,"
an armed vessel commanded by Capt. James Jolmson, for service from July 3,
1779, to Aug. 20, 1779, on Penobscot expedition.

"Walker, Abneu, Sudbury. Capt. Moses Stone's co., in a reginltnt commanded by
liieut. Col. Ezekiel How, wliich marched on the alarm of Ajiril 19, 1775, to
lieadquarters ; service, 4 days.

"Walker, Abraham, Woolwich. List of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Col. Jonathan Cogswell's (3d Essex Co.) regt., as returned to Brig.
Gen. M. Farley; residence, Woolwich; engaged for town of Ipswicli ; joined
Capt. Bayley's co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of men mus-
tered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March
2, 1777 ; Capt. Allen's co., Col. Alden's regt. ; reported received State bounty ;
aho, Cori)oral, Capt. Wiley's co.. Col. INIichacl Jackson's regt.; Continental
Army pay accounts for 1777-1779 [no wages credited to said Walker] ; reported
transferred to 7th Mass. regt.; also, Capt. Robert Allen's co., Col. Ichabod
Alden's regt.; return endorsed " 1778 ; " mustered by Coiuity INIuster JNIaster
Barber and by a Continental INIuster Master; rei)orted deserted ; also, descrip-
tive list of deserters from Lieut. Col. Brooks's (7th) regt., dated West Point,
Aug. 18, 1782; age, 25 jts. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark; hair, dark;
residence, Woolwich ; engaged for town of Woolwich ; deserted Oct. -, 1777,
from Albany.

"Walker, Abraham. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Swift " from Halifax to
Boston Sept. 30, 1778, as returned by Thomas Baildon, Commissary of Pris-
oners ; reported a Seaman.

"Walker, Abr'm. List of men, dated Brookfield, June 30, 1778, showing service cred-
ited to tliem, 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 oi months for each single
poll in said precinct; said Walker credited with ll.| mos. service.

Walker, Adoniram. Private, Capt. Asa Danforth's co. of volunteers. Col. Con-
vers's regt. ; service, 22 days ; company marched from Brookfield Sept. 23,
1777, to join army under Gen. Gates at tlie Northward ; also, 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 ser\'ice rendered
made to average 5^ months for each single poll in said precinct ; said Walker
credited with 6J mos. service.

Walker, Asa, Ashby. Private, Capt. John Jones's co. of militia, Col. James Pres-
cott's regt., whicli inarched Ajiril 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April
19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, copy of a list of men who volimtarily enlisted
in Sept., 1776, to serve for 2 months at New York and served accordingly,
taken from Ashby records; also, Capt. Thomas Warrin's co.. Col. Brooks's
regt.; company return dated Oct. 31, 1776, and endorsed " White Plains ; "
said Walker reported sick.

Walker, Asa, Charlton. Private, Capt. !March Chase's co.. Col. Natlian Spar-
liawk's Tegt. ; enlisted Sept. 24, 1778 ; service, 2 mos. 22 days, at Dorchester ;
company discharged Dec. 12, 1778.

Walker, Asa, Rutland. Private, Capt. Jonathan Sibley's co.. Col. Luke Drurj''s
regt.; entered service Aug. 9, 1781; marched Aug. 13, 1781; arrived at camp
Aug. 22, 1781; discharged Nov. 21, 1781; service, 3 mos. 23 daj-s, including 10



IN THE AVAli OF THE REVOLUTION. 433

"Walker, Asa, continued.

days (200 miles) travel home ; residence, Rutland ; engaged for town of Rut-
land ; regiment raised for 3 months. Roll dated West Point.

Walker, Asa, Sutton. Private, Capt. Arthur Dagget's (Sutton) co. of Minute-
men, Col. Lamed's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,1773; ser-
vice, 1 week 4 days; also, Capt. Dagget's co.. Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1 week,
Iday; also, (late) Capt. Dagget's co., Col. Learned's regt.; company return
dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 6, 1775.

Walker, Asa. Ensign, Capt. John Howard's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ; pay
abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Saratoga home; 190 miles travel al-
lowed said Walker; warrant allowed in Council March 12, 1777.

Walker, Asa. Capt. Aaron Graves's co.. Col. David Leonard's regt. ; entered ser-
vice May 8, 1777 ; discharged July 8, 1777 ; service, 70 days, at the Northward,
including 10 days (206 miles) travel from camp home.

Walker, Asa. Private, Capt. Phineas Walker's detachment of guards, 7th Worces-
ter Co. regt. ; entered service Oct. 3, 1779 ; discharged Oct. 20, 1779 ; service,
18 days ; detachment stationed at Rutland.

Walker, Asa. Private, Capt. Caleb Keep's co.. Col. Israel Chapen'sregt. ; enlisted
Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at Claverack,
including 6 days (120 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Conti-
nental Army for 3 months.

Walker, Asa. Descriptive list of men raised from Col. Bliss's (1st Hampshire
Co.) regt. to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 3 months, agree-
able to resolve of Jime 22, 1778 [80], returned by Lieut. Col. Jonathan Hale
as mustered by him ; 3d co., Col. Bliss's regt. ; age, 33 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ;
complexion, ruddy; hak, dark; eyes, blue; occupation, farmer; engaged for
town of Springfield; also. Private, Capt. Joseph Browning's co.. Col. Seth
Murray's regt.; enlisted July 17, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service,
3 mos. 1 day, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in
Hampshire Co. to remforce Continental Army for 3 months; also, order on
Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to Col. Gideon Burt, dated Springfield,
Feb. 25, 1782, signed by said Walker and others, for wages for 3 mos. service
in Capt. Joseph Browning's co. in 1780.

Walker, Augustus. Private, Capt. Robert Cutting's co.. Col. Mclntash's (McLi-
tosh's) regt.. Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Sept.
13, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 16 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

Walker, Azariah, Framingham. Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's co. of jNIinute-
men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord ; service, 14
days; also, petition addressed to Gen. Ward, dated Camp Cambridge, Jime 5,
1775, signed by said Walker and others belonging to Capt. Drury's co., stating
that they had enlisted to serve in Col. Nixon's regt., but had been shifted to
Col. Gardner's regt., and requesting that they might be permitted to continue
in Col. Nixon's regt.; also. Private, Capt. Thomas Drury's co.. Col. John
Nixon's (5th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 4, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 5 days ; also, company return dated Winter Hill, Sept. 30, 1775.

Walker, Azariah, Framingham. Sergeant, Capt. Amasa Cranston's co.. Col.
Samuel Denny's regt.; engaged Oct. 28, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779: ser-
vice, 1 mo. 6 days, at Claverack, including travel (200 miles) home ; regiment
raised for 3 months.

Walker, Azariah. Private, Capt. Moses Harrington's co., Col. Dike's regt. ;
muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; credited to town of Framingham;
enlisted Dec. 20, 1776 ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.



434 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

"Walker, Azariah. Company receipt, given to Capt. Silas Gates, for travel allow-
ance, etc., from Albany home, dated Marlborough, March 14, 1777.

Walker, Azariah. Sergeant, Capt. Daniel Eames's co., Col. Benjamin Haws's
regt. ; service, 1 mo. .3 days, at Rhode Island on a secret expedition ; company
marched Sept. 29, 1777.

Walker, Azariah. Private, Capt. Lawson Buckminster's (2d) co.. Col. Abner
Perry's regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1780 ; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 7 days,
including 3 days (70 miles) travel home ; company marched to Rhode Island
on an alarm.

Walker, Azariah. Corporal, Capt. Staples Chamberlin's co., Col. Dean's regt.;
enlisted March 7, 1781 ; discharged March 14, 1781; service, 11 days, Lncludmg
3 days (GO miles) travel home; company marched to Rhode Island by order of
His Excellency John Hancock to serve on a 40 days expedition.

Walker, Benjamin, Ashby. Sergeant, Capt. John Jones's co. of militia, Col.
James Prescott's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm
of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, cojjy of a list of men who voluntarily
engaged as Minute-men June 17, 1776, to serve for 3 months, taken from Ashby
records.

Walker, Benjamin, Brookfield. Private, Capt. Ithamar "Wright's co. of Minute-
men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; returned home May 1,
1775; service, 15 days; also, Capt. Asa Danforth's co. of volimteei-s. Col. Con-
vers's regt. ; service, 22 days ; company marched from Brookfield Sept. 23,
1777, to jom army under Gen. Gates at the Northward ; also, 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 5.^ months for each single poll in said precinct ; said Walker
credited with 14J mos. service.

Walker, Benjamin, Chelmsford. Lieutenant, Col. Moses Parker's co., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; roll endorsed " L't
Benj "Walkers Roll ; " also. Captain ; list of officers belonging to Col. Ebenezer
Bridge's regt. to be commissioned ; ordered in Provincial Congress, at Water-
town, May 27, 1775, tliat said officers be commissioned ; receipt for above com-



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