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service, 8 days; also, Capt. Abner Crafts's co., Lieut. Col. William Bond's
(late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated Cambridge,
Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for bounty coat dated Camp at Cambridge, Nov. 13,



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Ward, Samuel, continued.

1775; also, Private, Capt. Aaron Smith's co. (West co. in Needham), Col.
William Mclntash's (Mcintosh's) regt. ; service, 4 days, in March, 177G, at
the time of taking and fortifying Dorchester Heights.

Ward, Samuel, StaiTord. Private, Capt. Ames Walbridge's co.. Col. David
Brewer's (9th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 11, 1775;
service, 2 mos., 3 weeks, 4 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ;
also, Capt. Walbridge's co., Lieut. Col. Rufus Putnam's (late Col. Brewer's)
regt. ; order for bounty coat dated Roxburj-, Nov. 22, 1775.

Ward, Samuel, Weymouth. Captain, Col. Solomon Lovell's regt. ; service, 4
days; company marclied March 4, 1776, at the time of taking Dorchester
Heights ; also, same regt. ; service, 8 days, subsequent to March 10, 177ti ; also,
Captain, 1st co. (co. of 1st Parish in Weymouth), Col. Lovell's (2d Suffolk
Co.) regt. of Ma.ss. militia ; list of officers ; ordered in Coimcil April 4, 1770,
that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned April 5 [ ? ], 1776;
also. Captain, Lieut. Col. Symms's detachment of guards; pay abstract for
service of .said Ward's co. from March 9, 1778, to June 9, 1778, under Maj.
Gen. Heath at Boston and Dorchester; also, official record of a ballot by the
House of Representatives, dated Oct. 6, 1778; said Ward chosen 2d Major,
Col. David Cushing's (2d Suffolk Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; appointment
concurred in by Council Oct. 6, 1778; reported commissioned Oct. 6, 1778;
also. Captain, Col. Cogswell's regt.; entered service Oct. 1, 1778; service, 2
mos. 18 days; reported died Dec. 18, 1778; company detached to guard and
fortify posts at and about Boston.

Ward, Samuel. Capt. Asa White's co. ; return for equipments, dated Weymouth,
March 20, 1775.

Ward, Samuel. Private; list of men returned as serving on mam guard imder
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin at Prospect Hill, dated July 16, 1775.

Ward, Samuel. Captain, 5th co., 1st Essex Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; return dated
Salem, May 15, 1776, .signed by Col. Timothy Pickering, Jr., and Joseph
Sprague, of officers chosen by the several companies of militia in Salem and
returned to be commissioned, said officers accepting the appointments, how-
ever, only ixpon tlie condition that the General Court would compel a more
equal distribution as to the persons required to undergo military training and
to be subject to service calls, and also in order that the existing companies
might be kept fully trained and equipped ; ordered in Council June 6, 1776,
that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned Jime 6, 1776.

Ward, Samuel. Private, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.;
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Dec. 1, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776;
reported discharged Aug. 1, 1776.

Ward, Samuel. Capt. Isaac Pope's co.. Col. William Shepard's regt.; return
[year not given] ; reported deserted March 14, 1777.

Ward, Samuel. Private, Capt. Jonathan Bardwell's co., Col. Elisha Porter's regt. ;
enlisted Sept. 22, 1777; discharged Oct. 17, 1777; service, 1 mo. 2 days, with
Northern army, including travel (1.30 miles) home. Roll dated Belchertown.

Ward, Samuel. Private, Capt. William Morse's co. of volunteers. Col. Jonathan
Read's regt.; enlisted Oct. 2, 1777; discharged Nov. 8, 1777; service, 1 mo. 7
days, at the Northward ; company marched from IMarlborough to a.ssist army
under Gen. Gates.

Ward, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abraham PeLrce's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt.
of guards; joined Jan. 12, 1778; service to April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 22 days, at
Cambridge.



546 IklASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Ward, Samuel. Private, Capt. Joseph Fuller's (2cl Newton) co.. Col. Thatcher's
regt. ; entered camp Sept. 2, 1778; discharged Sept. 3, 1778; service, 2 days;
company marched to Cambridge Sept. 2, 1778, to guard British troops.

Ward, Samuel. Private, Capt. Caleb Moulton's co., commanded by Lieut.
Eliphalet Hastings subsequent to Oct. 11, 1778, Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ; en-
tered service June i:?, 1778 ; service, 4 mos. 17 days, at North river ; reported
deserted Oct. 30, 1778; also, Capt. Moulton's co., Col. Poor's regt.; payroll
for Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton.

"Ward, Samuel. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Christopher Greene's (1st Rhode Island)
battalion ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for July, 1779,
dated East Greenwich ; appointed May 26, 1778.

Ward, Samuel. Private, Capt. John Blunt's co.,Col. Prime's regt.; service be-
tween ISIarch 6, 1780, and Sept. 6, 1780, 3 mos. 11 days, under Brig. Gen. Wads-
worth ; company raised for defence of eastern Massachusetts.

Ward, Samuel. Receipt dated Springfield, Dec. 28, 1782, signed by Seth Banister,
Captai:i, 4th Mass. regt.. Muster Master, stating that ho had received said
Ward of Nathaniel Webber, Chairman of a class of the town of Taunton, to
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, Private, Capt.
Daniel Pilsbury's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; return for wages
for the year 1782 ; wages allowed said Ward from Sept. 29, 1782, 3 mos. 2 days.

Ward, Samtjel, Jr., Marlborough. Private, Capt. William Brigham's (Marl-
borough) CO. of militia. Col. Jonathan Ward's regt., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 3 days.

Ward, Samuel, Jr. Capt. Aaron Haynes's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; mus-
ter roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Dec. 1, 1776 ; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776.

Ward, Samuel, Jr. Capt. Asa White's co. ; return for equipments, dated Wey-
mouth, March 20, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Samuel Ward's co., Col. Solomon
Lovell's regt. ; service, 4 days; company marched March 4, 1776, at the time
of taking Dorchester Heights ; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 3 days, subse-
quent to March 10, 1776 ; also, Capt. Thomas Nash's CO., Col. David Cushing's
regt. ; service, 3 days, in Aug., 1777, at Hull.

Ward, Simon Ray. Petition signed by said Ward, INIidshipman, and other officers
of the ship "Mars," commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson, intended to call at
a port in France during her cruise, complaining of the rating of prize shares as
established by the Council, and reque.sting that the same be altered in order
that the vessel might be manned effectively ; referred to a committee in Coimcil
July 6, 1780, and their report allowing to the seamen of the " INIars " one-half
of all prizes captured was accepted July 7, 1780; also, Midshipman, ship
"Mars," commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson; engaged June 20, 1780; dis-
charged March 12, 1781 ; service, 8 mos. 22 days ; reported as havuig received
wages on account m France ; also reported as entitled to share in the brig
" Tryall " if made a prize ; roll dated Boston.

Ward, Stephen, Roxbury (also given Newport) . Return of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army from Capt. Ebenezer Gore's (1st) co.. Col. William
]McIntosh's (1st Suffolk Co.) regt. ; residence, Roxbury ; engaged for town
of Roxburj- ; joined Capt. Wyllis's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's regt. ; term
to expire April -, 1780; also, Private, Capt. Wiley's co.. Col. Michael Jack-
son's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 21, 1777, to
Dec. 31, 1779; reported as serving 31 mos. 10 days as Private, 4 mos. as Cor-
poral ; also, Capt. James Bancroft's co. ; list of officers and men belonging to
Col. Jackson's Mass. Line regt. returned probably in 1779; also. Corporal,
Capt. Pierce's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for



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"Ward, Stephen, contimied.

service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Newport; also, descrip-
tive list dated Jan. 7, 1781; Capt. Peirce's (6th) co., Col. Michael Jackson's
(8th) regt. ; rank. Private ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark ;
hair, black ; occupation, mariner; birthplace, Newport, R. I. ; residence, New-
port; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777, by Capt. "Wiley, at Providence; enlistment, during
war.

'Ward, Stephen. Private, Capt. John Howard's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ;
pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Saratoga home ; 185 miles travel
allowed said "Ward ; warrant allowed in Council March 12, 1777.

Ward, Stephen. Private, Capt. John Nickols's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ;
service, 30 days ; company marched Sept. 27, 1777, to reinforce army imder Gen.
Gates in Northern department. Roll dated Charlton.

Ward, Stephen. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Sloper's co., Col. Israel Chapin's (3d)
regt. ; engaged Nov. 1, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 22, 1779 ; service, 26 days, at
Claverack, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to rein-
force Continental Army for 3 months.

Ward, Stephen. Private, Capt. Abijah Lamb's co., Col. Jacob Davis's (AVorcester
Co.) regt.; enlisted July 29, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 15 days,
including 4 days (80 miles) travel home ; company marched from Worcester
Co. to Tiverton, R. I., July 29, 1780, on an alarm.

Ward, Stephen. Private, Capt. Samuel Sloper's (12th) co., Col. David Mosley's
(3d Hampshire Co.) regt. ; entered service June 12, 1782 ; discharged June 14,
1782; service, 3 days; company marched to Northampton June 12, 1782, in
support of the government and was allowed horse rations.

Ward, Thaddeus, Sutton. Private, Capt. Samuel Hamant's co.. Col. Nathaiiiel
Wade's regt. ; enlisted July 13, 1778; service at Rhode Island; enlistment to
expire Jan. 1, 1779 ; roll dated Middletown ; also, Capt. Samuel Lamb's co.. Col.
Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted July 13, 1778; service, 1 mo. 16 days, at
Rhode Island : reported died Aug. 28, 1778.

Ward, Thaddeus, Watertown. Private, Capt. Abner Crafts's co., Lieut. Col. Wil-
liam Bond's (late Col. Thomas Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated
Cambridge, Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for boimty coat dated Camp at Cambridge,
Nov. 13, 1775; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master
for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 30, 1777; Capt. Willington's co.. Col.
Wigglesworth's regt.; reported received State boimty; also. Private, Capt.
Ebenezer Smith's co., Col. Calvin Smitli's (late Wigglesworth's) regt.; Con-
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to March 30, 1778;
reported died March 30, 1778 ; also, Capt. Thomas Willington's co., Col. Edward
Wigglesworth's regt. ; return [yearnot given] ; residence, Watertown ; engaged
for town of Watertown; mustered by Nathaniel Barber; also, same co. and
regt. ; muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp Greenwich ; enlistment, during
war; reported died June 7 [year not given].

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

Ward, Thaddeus. Private, Capt. John Putnam's co. ; return dated June 22, 1778 ;
company detached from Col. John Holman's regt. to serve for 21 days at
Providence, R. I. ; also, Capt. John Putnam's co.. Col. Wade's regt. ; enlisted
Jime 20, 1778 ; service, 26 days ; company marched from AVorcester Co. Jime
20, 1778, to join army under Gen. Sullivan at Providence for 21 days service ;
roll dated Sutton.



OttS MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

A\'akd, Thaddeus. lletum dated New Marlborough, Oct. 1, 1781, made by the
Selectmen, of bounties paid said "Ward and otliers raised to serve in tlie Conti-
nental Army for the term uf 3 months, agreeable to resolve of June 'M, 1781 ;
also, Private, Capt. Jeremiah Ilickok's co., Lieut. Col. Sears's regt. ; entered
service Aug. (J, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 8, 1781 ; service, .3 mos. 7 days, including
4 days (84 miles) travel home ; company raised in Berkshire Co. ; regiment
raised for 3 months; roll endorsed " Col Elisha Porters Reg't."

Ward, Thoiias, Spencer. List of men mustered [year not given, probably 1778] ;
said Ward appears among men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the
term of 3 years; CaiJt. Ilolden's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; also, Private, Capt.
Abel Holden's (3d) co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's (Hth) regt. ; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from June 8, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, .same co. and
regt. ; return of men who wei-e in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who
had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc., certified at Camp
near Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for May,
1779, dated Highlands; enlisted June 8, 1778; enlistment, 3 years; also, Capt.
Abel Holden's co., 6th Mass. regt. ; iiayroU for June and July, 1779; reported
omitted in July, 1779, sick in hospital; also, Capt. Holden's co., Col. Nixon's
(6th) regt. ; pay rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1779 ; reported .sick in general hospital
from July 31, 1779 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay rolls for Oct., Nov., and Dec,
1779; reported returned to duty in Oct., 1779; also, Capt. Holden's co., 6th
Mass. regt. ; return for clothing delivered for the year 1780; receipt for said
clothing, dated I*eekskill, Dec. 5, 1779; also, Capt. Chambers's co.. Col. Nixon's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to March
31, 1780; also, same co. and regt.; pay abstract for Jan., Feb., and March,
1780 ; reported transferred to sappers and miners (also given Artillery artificers)
April 1, 1780; also, Capt. Sizer's co.. Col. Baldwin's regt. ; Continental Anny
pay accounts for service from March 20, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, return
dated ISIorri-stown, July 26, 1780, made by Jeduthan Baldwin, Colonel of Engi-
neers and Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of Artificers, of officers and men
belonging to Massachusetts in his regiment who had engaged for 3 years or
during the war; Capt. John Shephard's (also given Capt. Parker's) co. :
residence, Spencer; engaged March 20, 1780; term, durmg war.

Ward, Thomas, Springfield. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 1st, 2d, 3d, and 8th cos., l.st Hampshire Co. regt., as returned by Capt.
Walter Pynchon and Capt. David Burt, sworn to in Hampshire Co., April 6,
1779 ; residence, Springfield ; engaged for town of Springfield ; joined Capt.
Sharp's co., Col. Armond's regt. ; term, during war; reported as belongmg to
3d CO. [Name crossed out on list.]

AVard, Thomas, Vassalborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Col. Joseph North's (2d Lincoln Co.) regt. ; residence. Vassal-
borough ; engaged for town of Vassalborough ; joined Capt. Lemont's co.. Col.
Bradford's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, Cai)t. Lamont's co., Col. Bradford's regt. ;
subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, March 8, 1777, to May 10, 1777 ;
credited with 63 days allowance.

Ward, Thoias, Vassalborough (also given Winslow and Cliina, Me.) . Certifi-
cate dated Roxbury, signed by Maj. Joseph Babcock, certifying that said
Ward and others were mustered and returned for the town of Milton, agree-
able to resolve of April 20, 1778: also, descriptive list of men raised by the
tOAvn of Milton, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as received of
Maj. Joseph Badcock, by Stephen Badlam, Sujierintendent, dated Roxbury;
Capt. Badcock's co., Col. North's (also given Col. Gill's) regt. ; age, 16 yrs. ;
stature, .5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, gray; occupation,
husbandman ; nationality, American ; re.sidence, Vassalborough ; also, list of
men raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce the Continental Army under Gen.



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Ward, Thomas, continued.

Washington, returned as received of Maj. Stephen Badlam by Capt. Benja-
min Burton, of Col. Slieibume's regt., at Roxbury, May 13, 1778, to be delivered
to Brig. Gen. Jonathan Warner, at Fishkill ; also, Private, Col. Sherburne's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 23, 1778, to Dec.
31, 1779; residence, Winslow ; also, return of officers and men belonging to
Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., certified at Boston, June 15,
1779, by Capt. Benjamin Burton ; rank. Private ; engaged for town of Winslow ;
engaged April 28, 1778 ; term, 3 years ; also. Major's co.. Col. Henry Jackson's
(16th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to
Dec. 31, 1780; also, return certified at Camp near Morristown, May 6, 1780, of
officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's
regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Hcniy Sherburne's regt.,
who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry
Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779; rank. Private; resi-
dence, Winslow; engaged April 18, 1778; tenn, 3 years; said Ward returned
among men belonging to Col. Sherburne's regt. incorporated with Col. Jack-
son's regt. by order of Gen. Washington of May 2, 1780 ; reported joined Major's
CO. ; also, deposition dated March 3, 1820, signed by said Ward, of Chma, Me.,
deposing that he was 58 years of age and was bom in Harpswell ; that he had
enlisted into the Continental Army in May, 1778, for the term of 3 years and
served in Capt. Benjamm Burton's co.. Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., for 2
years, and was then transferred to Col. Henry Jackson's regt., where he served
the remainder of his term, being honorably discharged near West Point in
May, 1781 ; that he had not received the delayed wages and interest allowed
by Massachusetts to Contmental soldiers and that £27 3s was due him ; deposi-
tion endorsed " The books do not confirm the Statement."
Ward, Thomas. Marine, sloop " Swift," commanded by Capt. John Wigglesworth ;
engaged May 27, 1776 ; discharged Sept. 10, 1776 ; service, 3 mos. 14 days. Roll
dated Plymouth.
Ward, Thomas. Private, Capt. Samuel Wolcott'sco., Col. Hopkins's regt. ; entered
ser^'ice July 16, 1776 ; discharged Aug. 5, 1776 ; service, 20 days ; company
marched to the Highlands, N. Y. ; roll swoni to in Berkshire Co. ; also, Cor-
poral, Capt. Samuel Walcutt's co., Col. John Brown's regt. ; entered service
June 30, 1777 ; discharged July 27, 1777 ; service, 28 days ; company ordered
out by Gen. Fellows to reinforce Northern army ; roll sworn to in Berkshire
Co. ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Elijah Deming's detachment from Col. Ashley's
regt'. ; entered service June i, 1778 ; discharged July 15, 1778 ; service, 41 days ;
detachment ordered to Albany by Gen. John Fellows.
Ward, Thomas. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col.
John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt., dated Scituate, Sept. 1, 1778 ; engaged
for town of Marshfield; joined Capt. Callender's co.. Col. Crane's r«gt. ; term,
3 years ; reported a transient.
Ward, Thomas. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifa.x to
Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Bat.
Fox, Commissary of Prisoners; reported a Seaman.
Ward, Thomas. Matross, Capt. John Doughty's co.. Col. John Lamb's (2d Artil-
lery) regt.; muster roll for Feb. and March, 1781, dated West Point; enlist-
ment, during war; reported deserted Feb. 10, 1781.
Ward, Thomas. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve m the
Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent ; age, 18
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, light; occupation, tailor; engaged for
town of West Springfield; engaged May 10, 1781 ; term, 3 years; a^so. Drummer,
Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt.; service from May 10, 1781, 19 mos. 17 days;
reported deserted Dec. 25, 1782.



550 :\IASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Ward, Thomas Waltkr. Private, Capt. Asa Rice's co.. Col. Job Cushiiig's regt. ;
marched July 27, 1777; discharged Aug. 29, 1777; service, 1 mo. 9 days, in-
cluding 6 days (i;50 miles) travel home; company ordered to niarcli to ISIan-
chester on an alarm and was discharged at Bennington ; roll dated Slirewsbury ;
also, Capt. Isaac Harrington's co., Col. Samuel Deanney's (Denny's) regt. ;
enlLsted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Dec. 2, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 days, includ-
ing travel (1(J0 miles) home ; company detached to join Continental Army for
3 months and ordered to march to Claverack.

Ward, Uriah, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Thomas Gates's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 4 days.

Ward, Uriah, Worcester. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Ebenezer Belknap's co.. Col.
Wade's regt. ; list of officers appointed to command two regiments raised for
defence of the New England states and commanded by Col. Jacobs and Col.
Wade; commissioned April 14, 1778; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Belknap's co.,
Col. Xathaniel Wade's regt. ; engaged April 1, 1778; discharged Jan. 3, 1779;
service, 9 mos. 3 days, at Rhode Island ; reported appointed March 14, 1778 ;
also, same co. and regt.; engaged July 15, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; ser-
vice, 5 mos. 20 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) from North
Kingston to place of discharge, i. e., home; also, same co. and regt. ; muster
rolls dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4, 1778; also, same co. and regt. ;
muster rolls sworn to at East Greenwich, Sept. 28, Nov. 10, and Dec. 30, 1778;
term to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Ward, Uriah. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Hubbard's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt.;
engaged Sept. 5, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 25 daj-s, in
Northern department. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

Ward, Urijah, Palmer. Private, Capt. David Speer's co. of militia, Col. Pynchon's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 11 days.

Ward, Walter. List of men probably returned as serving on main guard under
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin at Prospect Hill, dated July 3, 1775.

Ward, William, Ashbumham. Capt. Joseph Sargent's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt. ; pay abstract for mileage, dated June 22, 1777 ; mileage for 102 miles
allowed said Ward ; also. Private, Capt. Joseph Sargent's co. ; service from
May 5, 1777, to July 12, 1777, 68 days, at Rhode Island ; company drafted from
Col. Josiah AVhitney's and Col. Stearns's regts. and marched to serve under
Gen. Spencer; also, Capt. Jonathan Gates's co. ; enlisted Oct. 1, 1777; service,
25 days, at Saratoga, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home; also, list of
men raised in Worcester Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their
arrival at Fishkill ; residence, Ashbumham ; engaged for town of Ashburn-
ham; arrived at Fislikill July 24, 1778; reported not mustered; also, Private,
Capt. William Warner's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; muster roll for
Jan., 1779, dated West Point; enlisted June 7, 1778; enlistment, 9 months;
also, Capt. Jonathan Sibley's co., Col. Luke I>rury's regt. ; entered service
July 29, 1781; marched Aug. 1,1781; arrived at camp Aug. 11, 1781 ; discharged
Nov. 10, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 23 days, including 10 days (200 mile.s) travel
home ; residence, Ashbumham ; engaged for town of Ashbumham ; regiment
raised for 3 months; roll dated West Point.

Ward, William, Beverly. Descriptive list of officers and men on board the brigan-
tine "Active," as taken by Benjamin Ellinwood, Captain, the day of sailing
from Beverly on voyage to Gottenburg, returned by Samuel Cabot, Agent, and
sworn to at Beverly, July 6, 1780; rank, Boatswain ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
3 in.; complexion, dark; birthplace, London; residence, Beverly.



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"Ward, "William, Meudon. Private, Capt. "William Jennison's co. of Minute-men,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge and Roxbury ;
service. Hi days ; reported returned home ; also, list of men belonging to Capt.
Gershom Nelson's co., dated July 19, 1776.

"Ward, "William. List of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, as re-
turned by Maj. Metcalf, of Col. "Wheelock's regt., dated Jvme 18, 1777 ; engaged
for town of Medway ; term, 3 years.

"Ward, "William. Private, Capt. "William Thurlo's co. ; travel out and home, 180
miles; service at 20 miles per day, 9 days; company marched on an alarm at
Bennington Aug. 22, 1777, under command of Maj. Ebenezer Bridge, at request
of Gen. Stark and Col. "Warner, and was dismissed by Gen. Lincoln after pro-
ceeding 90 miles. Roll sworn to in "Worcester Co.

"Ward, "William. Seaman, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. Jona-
than Haraden ; engaged Oct. 9, 1777 ; discharged May 25, 1778 ; service, 7 mos.
17 days.

"Ward, "William. Captain, Plantation No. 5 co., (late) Col. Ezra May's regt. ; en-
gaged Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 22, 1777; service, 5 days; company



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