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Revere's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 8, 1777, to
Dec. 31, 1779; also, return of the sick belonging to the train made up from Nov.
24, 1779, to Dec. 22, 1779, dated Boston, Dec. 22, 1779, and signed by J. Whipple,
Surgeon ; admitted Nov. 27, 1779 ; reported recovered Dec. 7, 1779.



708 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



James, Benjamin. Seaman, brig " Hazard," commanded by Capt. John Foster Wil-
liams ; engaged Nov. 10, 1778 ; discharged April 20, 1779 ; service, 5 mos. 10 days ;
roll dated Boston; also, Gunner's Mate, same vessel and commander; engaged
May 6, 1779 ; service to Sept. 6, 1779, 4 mos. 1 day ; stature, 5 ft. 2jJ in. ; nationality,
American ; roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; also, Gunner's Mate, ship "Protector,"
commanded b.v Capt. John Foster Williams ; engaged March 5, 1780 ; service,
5 mos. 12 days; also, same vessel and commander; engaged Oct. 1, 1780; dis-
charged Sept. 21, 1781 ; service, 11 mos. 20 days; roll sworn to at Boston ; also,
Gunner, State sloop " Winthrop," commanded by Capt. George Little; engaged
Dec. 5, 1782; discharged March 17, 1783 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days.

James, Caleb, Newburyport. Private, Capt. Moses Nowell's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days; also, Capt. Stephen Kent's co. ; en-
listed July 13,1775; discharged Dec. 9, 1775; service, 5 mos. 7 days; company
raised for defence of seacoast in Essex Co. and stationed at Newbury ; also, order
dated Gloucester, Dec. 4, 1775, signed by said James and others belonging to Capt.
Stephen Kent's co. raised for defence of seacoast in Essex Co., for wages due to
Nov. 1, 1775, payable to Lieut. Dudley Colraan ; also, order for wages, payable to
Capt. Kent, signed by said James and others raised for defence of seacoast and
stationed at Newbury ; Capt. Kent's order for said wages, payable to Col. Joseph
Gerrish, dated Watertown, Dec. 15, 1775.

James, Charles. Certificate dated West Point, Aug. 31, 1779, signed by Maj. James
Pettengill, certifying that Paul Coffin, a soldier in Col. Wesson's regt., was in
service before Aug. 15, 1777, but was left out of the roll through a mistake,
said James being put in his place, that said James was transferred to Capt.
Greenlief's (Greenleaf's) co.. Col. Tupper's regt., and was made up in both com-
panies; therefore said Coffin was entitled to $100 gratuity in lieu of said James;
also, Private, Capt. Joseph Pettengill's co.. Col. James Wesson's regt. ; company
return [year not given] ; reported a transient. [See Charles Jarvis.]

James, David. Sailor, ship "Eagle," commanded by Capt. William Groves; descrip-
tive list of officers and crew, sworn to June 17, 1780; stature, 4 ft. 6 in.; com-
plexion, dark.

James, Davis (also given David). Private, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co., Col. Asa Barns's
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 28, 1781 ; service, 10 days ; company marched
by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward.

James, Edward. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783,
on board the frigate " Hague," commanded by Capt. John Manley.

James, Eleazer, Cohasset. Sergeant, Capt. Job Cushing's co., Col. Greaton's regt.;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 18, 1775; service, 2 mos. 19 days;
also, Capt. Job Cushing's co., 36th regt. ; company return dated Fort No. 2, Oct.
5, 1775; also, Capt. Job Cus'ning's co.. Col. John Greaton's regt.; order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 18, 1775.

James, Elisha, Lebanon. Private, Capt. Philip Hubbard's co.. Col. James Scammon's
(30th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; service, 3
mos. 4 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775], including abstract of
pay to the last of July, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Cambridge, Oct. 27, 1775.

James, Elisha, Scituate. Sergeant, Capt. Samuel Stockbridge's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 21
da}'s.

James, Elisha. Private, Capt. Francis Cushing's co.. Col. John Cushing's (2d Plym-
outh Co.) regt. ; service, 15 days ; company ordered to march to Bristol, R. I., on
the alarm of Dec. -, 1776.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 709

James, George, Boston. Matross, Capt. Joseph Balch's (2d) co., Col. Thomas Crafts's
(Artillery) regt. ; service from Feb. 1, 1777, to May 8, 1777, 3 raos. 7 days.

James, Howard. Private, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co., Col. Asa Barns's (Berkshire Co.)
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 28, 1781 ; service, 10 days ; company marched by order of
Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward.

James, John, Lebanon. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Sullivan's co., Col. James Scammon's
(30th) regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775], including abstract of pay
to the last day of July, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; also, Capt. John Goodwin's
CO., Maj. Daniel Littlefield's detachment of York Co. militia; detached July 10,
1779; discharged Sept. 10, 1779; service, 2 mos., on Penobscot expedition.

James, John, Machias. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 2d
Plymouth Co. regt.; residence, Machias; engaged for town of Scituate; joined
Capt. Allen's co.. Col. Alden's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered by
Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, July 20, 1777;
Capt. Allen's co., Col. Alden's regt. ; also, Capt. Robert Allen's co.. Col. Ichabod
Alden's regt. ; return endorsed " 1778 ; " residence, Machias ; mustered by County
Muster Master Barber and by a Continental Muster Master ; reported deceased.

James, John, Pembroke. Return dated Pembroke, made by the Selectmen, of boun-
ties paid said James and others to serve in the Continental Army for the term of
3 years or during the war, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; also. Private,
Capt. Zebulon King's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; muster roll for
Oct. and Nov., 1781, dated York Hutts; enlistment, 3 years; reported deserted
Oct. 21, 1781 ; also, descriptive list of deserters, dated West Point, Aug. 18, 1782;
Capt. King's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 33 yrs. ; stature, 5
ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, butcher; residence, Pem-
broke; enlisted for town of Pembroke; deserted Oct. 21, 1781, from Peekskill
(also given Continental Village).

James, John, Preston (also given Stonington). Sergeant, Capt. Nathan Peters's co.,
Col. Timothy Danielson's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 7,
1775 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp atRoxbury, Nov. 20, 1775.

James, John. Private, Capt. Aaron Rowley's co., Maj. David Rosseter's detachment
of Berkshire Co. militia; enlisted Feb. 23, 1777; discharged April 7, 1777; ser-
vice, 43 days, at Ticonderoga.

James, John. Private, Capt. John Woodbridge's co.. Col. Brown's (Berkshire Co.)
regt. ; enlisted July 8, 1777 ; discharged July 26, 1777 ; service, 19 days ; company
formed part of a detachment under Maj. Caleb Hide which marched from Stock-
bridge at the time of the evacuation of Ticonderoga; also, Capt. Ebenezer Cook's
CO., Col. John Brown's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Sept. 22, 1777 ; discharged
Oct. 8, 1777; service, 16 days, at the Northward.

James, John. Private, Capt. Christopher Banister's co.. Col. John Dickenson's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 22, 1777 ; service, 8 days, including travel
(54 miles) home; company marched to Bennington Aug. 17, 1777, on an alarm,
to reinforce army near that place; roll sworn to at Chesterfield; also, Capt.
Christopher Banister's co.. Col. Ezra May's regt.; enlisted Sept. 20, 1777; dis-
charged Oct. 14, 1777 ; service, 29 days, on expedition to Stillwater and Saratoga,
including travel (100 miles) home.

James, Lewis. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, agreeable
to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Stoughton ; engaged April 19, 1781.

James, Matthew, Lancaster (also given Boston). Private, Capt. Benjamin Hough-
ton's CO. of Minute-men, Col. John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 6^ days ; also, Capt. Andrew
Haskell's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted



710 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

James, Matthew, conti?iued.

April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775;
also, Drummer ; pay abstract of a number of men l)elon£ring to Capt. Joseph Balch's
(3d) CO., Col. Crafts's regt., for advance pay, etc., sworn to at Boston, July 27,
1776; also, Capt. Joseph Balch's (3d) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt.;
engaged July 13, 1776 ; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos. 19 days ; also, Bombardier,
same co. and regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Feb. 1, 1777, 3 mos. ; also, Capt.
Joseph Balch's (2d) co.. Col. Crafts's (Artillery) regt.; service from Feb. 1, 1777,
to May 8, 1777, 3 mos. 7 days; also, statement dated Boston, Sept. 22, 1777,
signed by said James and others belonging to Col. Crafts's regt., declaring their
refusal to leave Boston unless their bounty or wages, or both, were made equiva-
lent to those allowed the soldiers of the Continental train of artillery; also, peti-
tion addressed to Col. Thomas Crafts, dated Camp at Boston, Sept. 25, 1777,
signed by said James and others, requesting that the objectionable part of their
former petition, which was considered mutinous, be stricken out, and asking that
the sergeants of the regiment confined on account of the petition be released ; also,
petition addressed to the Council, endorsed " Sept. 26, 1777," signed by said James
and other sergeants in Col. Crafts's regt., confined in Boston jail, asking mitiga-
tion of punishment inflicted for signing a mutinous representation concerning their
wages, etc., addressed Sept. 22, 1777, to Col. Crafts; also. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph
Balch's (1st) CO., Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery) regt.; service from time of
engagement to Oct. 1, 1777, 144 days; also, same co. and regt.; return of men
entitled to additional bounty, dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778; also, same co. and
regt.; list of men who received bounty from April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777,8
mos.; also. Sergeant, Col. Paul Revere's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from May 8, 1777, to March 19, 1779.

James, Paul. List of prisoners sent from Newport, R. I., in the prison-ship "Lord
Sandwich " and landed at Bristol March 7, 1778.

James, Philip. Seaman, brigantine "Freedom," commanded by Capt. John Clous-
ton; engaged Sept. 3, 1777; discharged Sept. 14, 1777; service, 11 days.

James, Richard, Master, ship " Union," bound on voyage from Falmouth to France ;
portage bill made up for advance pay for 1 month, dated Boston, Dec. 2, 1777;
engaged Dec. 2, 1777.

James, Samuel, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. James Keith's co.. Col. Paul Dudley
Sargent's (28th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 16, 1775; enlisted Julj' 9, 1775;
service, 23 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp before Boston, Dec. 21, 1775.

James, Thomas, Scituate. Private, Capt. Samuel Stockbridge's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 21
days; also, Capt. William Turner's co.. Col. John Bailey's regt.; pay abstract
for mileage to and from camp ; mileage (56 miles) allowed said James ; company
joined Col. Bailey's regt. Dec. 10, 1775

James, Thomas. Private, Capt. Stephen Badlam's co.. Col. Knox's (Artillery) regt.
stationed near Boston; service probably rendered between Jan. 1, 1776, and April
-, 1776, as per a certificate dated Dec. 14, 1839.

James, Thomas. Private, Capt. Christopher Banister's co.. Col. John Dickenson's
regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 22, 1777; service, 8 days, includ-
ing travel (54 miles) home; company marched to Bennington Aug. 17, 1777, on
an alarm to reinforce army near that place. Roll sworn to at Chesterfield.

James, Thomas. Private, Capt. Joseph Clap's co., Col. Israel Chapin's (3d) regt. ;
enlisted Oct. 16, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days, at Clav-
erack, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce
Continental Armv for 3 months.



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 711

James, Thomas. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Sturbridge for ser-
vice in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp July 4, 1780 ; dis-
charged Dec. 20, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 23 days, including travel (140 miles) home.
[See Thomas Jones and Thomas Janes.]

James, William, Marblehead. Capt. Francis Symonds's co.. Col. John Glover's regt. ;
receipt for advance pay, signed by said James and others, dated Cambridge, June
27, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en-
listed May 30, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 7 days.

James, William, Salem. Seaman, brig " Union," commanded by Capt. Jonathan
Gardner; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Nov. 3, 1780; age, 28 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, brown ; residence, Salem.

James, William. Petition dated Boston, May 11, 1780, signed bj' John Dyson, in be-
half of himself and others, of Beverly, owners of the schooner " Adventure "
(privateer), asking that said James be commissioned as commander of said
vessel; ordered in Council May 11, 1780, that a commission be issued.

Jameson, . [This name also appears under the form of Gemerson, Geminson,

Gimelon, Giuienson, Gimston, Jamerson, Jamesson, Jamison, Jemerson, Jemeson,
Jemison, Jemmerson, Jemmeson, Jemmison, Jemson, Jimminson.]

Jameson, Alexander. Sergeant, Lieut. Jeremiah Colburn's co., Brig. Gen. Wads-
worth's department ; entered service Feb. 25, 1781 ; discharged March 4, 1781 ;
service, 7 days ; company detached at Camden.

Jameson, Charles. Private, Capt. Benjamin Plumer's co. ; enlisted March 5, 1776;
service to Sept. 6, 1776, 6 mos. ; company stationed at St. Georges for defence of
seacoast; also, Capt. Philip M. Ulmer's CO., Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; ser-
vice from July 8, 1779, to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 16 days, on Penobscot expedition.

Jameson, Ebenezer. Corporal, Capt. Philip M. Ulmer's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's
regt. ; service from July 8, 1779, to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 16 days, on Penobscot
expedition.

Jameson, Hugh, Londonderry, N. H. Private, Capt. James Perry's co.. Col. Paul
Dudley Sargent's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 12, 1775; enlisted July 7, 1775;
service, 1 mo. 8 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp before Boston, Nov. 14, 1775.

Jameson, Hugh, Salem. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's
regt.; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo. 5 days service at Rhode Island,
travel (95 miles) included.

Jameson, John. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for
the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of
Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, 6th Mass. regt., at Spring-
lield, July 2, 1780; age, 22 yrs.; stature, 6 ft.; complexion, ruddy; engaged for
town of Andover ; marched to camp July 2, 1780, under command of Capt. Phineas
Parker; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Andover for ser-
vice in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to camp June 26, 1780 ; dis-
charged Jan. 1, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 16 days, including travel (220 miles) home.

Jameson, Joseph, Duxbury. Private, Capt. Elijah Crooker's co.. Gen. John Thomas's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5
days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its
equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 9, 1775.

Jameson, Joseph. Private, Capt. Philip M. Ulmer's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.;
service from July 8, 1779, to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 16 days, on Penobscot expedi-
tion.



712 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Jameson, Martin, North Yarmouth (also given Yarmouth). Private, Capt. William
Lithgow's CO. ; marched March 11, 1776 ; service to Aug. 31, 1776, 5 mos. 21 days ;
company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., for defence of seacoast; also,
Capt. William Lithgow, Jr.'s co., Col. Mitchel's regt. ; service from Aug. 31,
1776, to date of discharge, Nov. 23, 1776, 2 mos. 23 days; company stationed at
Falmouth, Cumberland Co., for defence of seacoast; also, list of men raised from
Capt. George Rogers's (3d North Yarmouth) co.. Col. Jonathan Mitchel's (2d
Cumberland Co.) regt., to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ;
residence, North Yarmouth ; engaged for town of North Yarmouth ; joined Capt.
George White's co.. Col. Francies's (Francis's) regt.

Jameson, Paul. Private, Capt. Philip M. Ulmer's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's regt. ;
service from July 8, 1779, to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 16 days, on Penobscot expedition.

Jameson, Robert. Capt. Samuel Dunn's co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's regt. ; order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 1, 1775.

Jameson, Robert. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Cornelius Bradford's (6th) co., 4th Lincoln
Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said
regiment, as returned by Col. Mason Wheaton and others, field officers, dated St.
Georges, June 3, 1776 ; ordered in Council July 3, 1776, that said officers be com-
missioned; reported commissioned July 3, 1776.

Jameson, William. Seaman, brig " Charming Sally," commanded by Capt. Richard
Pickering; portage bill dated Boston, Feb. 1, 1777; engaged at London June 22,
1776; discharged Dec. 17, 1776; vessel reported as having been captured by the
brig "Freedom," commanded by Capt. Clouston.

Jamesson, John, Andover. List of men raised for the 6 months service and returned
by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Toto-
way, Oct. 25, 1780.

Jamison, Matthew. Private, Colonel's co.. Col. Thomas Nixon's regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from March 10, 1777, to Nov. 26, 1779; credited to
town of Concord; reported invalided and deserted Nov. 26, 1779, but returned
May 10, 1781, still an invalid; also, Capt. Adam Wheeler's co.. Col. Thomas
Nixon's regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, dated
Soldier's Fortune and certified at Camp near Peekslvill; enlisted March 10, 1777;
reported transferred to corps of invalids ; also, Lieut. Ephralm Minot's corps of
invalids stationed at Boston ; pay roll dated Boston, Oct. 14, 1778 ; joined May 31,
1778 ; order for payment of alcove roll, dated at Headquarters, Boston, and signed
by Maj. Gen. W. Heath; also, order on the Board of War, payable to Lieut.
Ephraim Minot, commanding officer of the corps of invalids stationed at Boston,
endorsed " Boston Jan'y 1779," signed by said Jamison and others, for clothing
due them as a donation from the several towns of the State ; also, Capt. Moses
McFarland's co. of invalids stationed at Boston, Col. Lewis Nichola's regt. ; mus-
ter rolls dated Sept. 9, and Oct. 2, 1779 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for
Oct., 1779.

Jams, Abel. Private, Capt. William Clark's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt. ; en-
listed Aug. 17, 1777; service, 3 days; company marched from Gageborough to
Bennington by order of Gen. Stark on an alarm Aug. 14, 1777.

Jams, William, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Francis Simonds's (9th) co.. Col. John
Glover's (21st) regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 25, 1775.

Jancan, John. Matross, Capt. Benjamin Eustis's co.. Col. John Crane's (Artillery)
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 23, 1777, to July 30,
1777; reported deserted; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Nov., 1777;
enlistment, 3 years; reported died Nov. 7, 1777. [See Jean Bab Janin.]



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTEON. 713



Jandeh, Isaac. Private, 5th co. ; order dated Oct. 17, 1783, for wages for May-July
[year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on account of wages;
reported as serving as Corporal from June 11 ; also, Corporal, 5th co. ; order dated
Dec. 26, 1783, for wages for Aug.-Dec. [year not given] , appearing in a register
of orders accepted on account of wages.

Janean, . [This name appears under the form of Jancan, Janin.]

Janes, . [This name also appears under the form of Jains, James, Jones.]

Janes, Champ. Private, Capt. Nehemiah May's co., Col. David Leonard's regt. ; en-
listed 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.

Janes, Cheney (also given Peleg Cheney Janes), Brimfield. Private, Capt. Nehe-
miah May's CO., Col. David Leonard's regt.; enlisted May 6, 1777; discharged
July 8, 1777 ; service, 72 da3'S, at Ticonderoga, including travel (200 miles) home ;
company raised for 2 months ; roll dated South Brimfield ; also, Capt. Caleb
Keep's CO., Col. Israel Chapen's regt.; enlisted Oct. 18, 1779; discharged Nov.
21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11 days, at Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel
home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ; also, descrip-
tive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months,
agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commis-
sioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 12, 1780; age, 19 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for town of Brimfield ; arrived at
Springfield July 11, 1780; marched to camp July 12, 1780, under command of
Ensign Gilbert; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by
Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway,
Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Brimfield for
service iu the Continental Army during 1780 ; entered service July 10, 1780 ; dis-
charged Dec. 19, 1780; service, 5 mos. 16 days, including travel (9 days) home;
also. Private, Capt. John Sherman's co., Col. Gideon Burt's regt.; enlisted June
16, 1782; service, 4 days; mileage to and from Springfield (50 miles) allowed
said Janes ; company marched to Springfield and Northampton in support of the
government, and was allowed horse rations.

Janes, David. Private, Capt. Joshua Shaw's co., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hampshire
Co.) regt.; enlisted July 22, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779; service, 1 mo. 9
days, at New London, Conn., including 3^ days (68 miles) ti'avel home ; roll dated
Monson; also, Capt. Caleb Keep's co., Col. Israel Chapen's regt.; enlisted Oct.
18, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at Claverack, includ-
ing 6 days (120 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental
Army for 3 months ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continen-
tal 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 Spring-
field, July 11, 1780 ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, ruddy ; engaged
for town of Brimfield; arrived at Springfield July 10, 1780; marched to camp
July 11, 1780, under command of Ensign Bancroft; also, pay roll for 6 months
men raised by the town of Brimfield for service in the Continental Army during
1780; marched July 10, 1780; discharged Dec. 3, 1780; service, 5 mos., including
travel (7 days) home; also. Private, Capt. Abel Holden's (Light Infantry) co.,
6th Mass. regt.; pay roll for July, 1780; enlisted July 10, 1780; also, Colonel's
CO. commanded by Capt. Lieut. Benjamin Pike, Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt. ;
pay rolls for Aug.-Dec, 1780; reported sick in flying hospital in Oct., 1780; also
reported discharged Dec. 3, 1780 ; also, receipt dated Brimfield, April 20, 1782, for
bounties paid said Janes and others by the town of Brimfield to serve in the Con-
tinental Army for the term of 3 years.



714 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS

Janes, Ebenezer, Northfield. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Elisha Hunt's 1st (Northfield)
CO., 6th Hampshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several
companies in said regiment, as returned by Phineas Wright and others, field
officers, dated Northfield, April 23, 1776; ordered in Council May 7, 1776, that
said officers be commissioned; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Peter Procter's co., Lieut.
Col. Williams's regt.; engaged July 10, 1777; discharged Aug. 12, 1777; service,



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