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March 30, 1783.

Johns, Samuel. Private, Capt. Job Knap's co.. Col. Job Cushen's (Cushing's) regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; joined company Sept. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777;
service, 3 mos. 24 days, with Northern army, including travel (10 days) home.

Johns, Samuel. Private, Capt. Seth Newton's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt. ; en-
listed April 1, 1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days, at and about
Boston. Roll endorsed " Guards at Roxbury."

Johns, Samuel. Private, Capt. David Moore's co., Col. John Jacobs's (Light Infantry)
regt. ; marched Sept. 17, 1779 ; arrived at place of rendezvous and was discharged
Nov. 19, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 5 days, at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to in Worces-
ter Co. ; also, pay roll for same service, sworn to at Bolton.

Johns, Samuel. Private, Capt. William Howe's co.. Col. John Rand's regt.; enlisted
July 10, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 9 days, including 9 days
(180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised for 3 months.

Johns, Stephen. Private, Capt. Ambrose Hill's CO., Lieut. Col. Miles Powell's (Berk-
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 18, 1779; discharged Aug. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo.
10 days, at New Haven, Conn., including 5 days (110 miles) travel home; also,
Capt. John Bacon's co., Col. David Rosseter's regt.. Gen. Fellows's brigade; en-
listed Oct. 13, 1781; discharged Oct. 20, 1781; service, 11 days, with militia sent
as reinforcements to Gen. Stark at Stillwater on an alarm; also, Capt. John
Bacon's co.. Col. Caleb Hyde's regt.. Gen. Rosseter's brigade ; enlisted Oct. 20,
1781 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1781 ; service, 9 days, at Stillwater on an alarm.

Johnson, . [This name also appears under the form of Jahnsy, Janson, Johns,

Johnston, Johnstone, Johson, Jones, Jonson, Jonsson, Jonston, Jonstone.]

Johnson, , New London. List of prisoners landed in New England by Capt.

Solomon Rider, Master of the shallop "Seaflower," of Yarmouth, N. S. ; said
Johnson, Captain, of New London, reported as having been landed at Newbury-
port Jan. 12, 1777.

Johnson, , Rhode Island. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Deane,"

commanded by Capt. Elisha Hinman, dated Boston, Nov. -, 1780; age, 17 yrs.;
complexion, dark; occupation, seaman; residence, Rhode Island.

Johnson, . General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Sept. 28, 1776, taken

from Col. Wheelock's Orderly Book ; said Johnson, Sergeant, Col. Reed's regt.,
promoted to Ensign vice Ensign Burton, promoted.

Johnson, . General order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Oct. 21, 1776, taken

from Col. Wheelock's Orderly Book; said Johnson, Surgeon, with other sur-
geons and surgeons' mates ordered to attend at a place appointed near " Co'l
Wanes Markkee " in case of an expected action.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 813

Johnson, Drummer, Capt. Nathaniel Cowdry's co., Col. Jacob Garish's (Ger-

rish's) regt. of guards ; service from July 2 to July 16, 1778, 17 days, at Winter

Hill.
Johnson, . Private, Capt. Reuben Sibley's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.;

marched July 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at

Rhode Island. Roll dated Sutton.

Johnson, 4th co., 6th Mass. regt. ; list of men [year not given] ; reported as be-
longing to Squad No. 4.

Johnson, . Captain, Col. Cogswell's regt.; service, 2 mos. 20 days [year not

given] .

Johnson, Aaron, Lancaster. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Houghton's co. of Minute-
men, Col. John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775,
to Cambridge ; service, 10^ days.

Johnson, Aaron, Townsend. Private, Capt. Simeon Hazeltine's (5th) co.. Col. John
Fellows's (8th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 23, 1775;
service, 2 mos. 14 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester, Nov. 27, 1775.

Johnson, Aaron. Receipt dated Camp at Prospect Hill, Nov. 17, 1775, signed by said
Johnson and others belonging to Capt. David Wilder's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's
regt., for wages for Sept., 1775. [See Aaron Sampson.]

Johnson, Abel, Fulham. 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 Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield,
July 7, 1780; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; engaged for
town of Leicester; marched to camp July 7, 1780, under command of Capt. Dix;
also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Pater-
son as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780;
residence, Fulham; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Leices-
ter for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 5, 1780; dis-
charged at headquarters Dec. 15, 1780; service, 5 mos. 19 days, including travel
(180 miles) home; also. Private, Capt. Matthew Chambers's co.. Col. Thomas
Nixon's (6th) regt.; pay rolls for July-Sept., 1780; joined July 7, 1780; also,
same co. ; pay roll for Oct., 1780 ; also, same co. ; pay roll for Nov. and Dec, 1780,
dated West Point; reported discharged Dec. 15, 1780.

Johnson, Abel. Private, Capt. Stephen Dana's co., Col. Samuel Thatcher's regt.;
service, 2 days ; company marched to Roxbury March 4, 1776. Roll sworn to in
Middlesex Co.

Johnson, Abel. Private, Capt. Samuel Hubbard's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; en-
listed Sept. 5, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29 (also given Dec. 9), 1777 ; service, 3 mos.
5 days, in Northern department, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home.

Johnson, Abel. Corporal, Capt. Joshua Whitney's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.;
service from July 31, 1778, to Sept. 14, 1778, 1 mo. 18 days, at Rhode Island.
Roll dated Worcester.

Johnson, Abiathar, Woburn. Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co.. Col. David
Greene's (2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm of
April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; also, list of training soldiers belonging to 3d
Woburn co. under Capt. Timothy Winn, dated May 13, 1775.

Johnson, Abiel. Private, Capt. Nathan Sargent's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards; enlisted July 14, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 5 mos. 2 days;
roll dated Camp at Winter Hill ; also. Corporal, Capt. Nathan Sargant's co. of
guards ; entered service March 8, 1779 ; discharged June 8, 1779 ; service, 3 mos. ;
company raised for service under Maj. Gen. Gates at and about Boston.



814 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Johnson, Abijah, Woburn. Private, Capt. Joshua "Walker's co., Col. David Greene's
(2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm of April 19',
1775; service, 6 days; also, list of training soldiers belonging to 3d AVoburn co.
under Capt. Timothy Winn, dated May 13, 1775; also. Corporal, Capt. John
AVood's CO., Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted May 23, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 14 days ; also, company return [probably
Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp
No. 2, Cambridge, Nov. 9, 1775; also, Private, Capt. John Walton's co., Col.
Brooks's regt.; enlisted Sept. 27, 1776; discharged Nov. 11, 1776; service, 1 rao.
26 days, including 11 days (225 miles) travel home; roll dated North Castle.

Johnson, Abner, HoUiston. Private, Capt. John Stone's (Holliston) co. of militia,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbur^' ; service, 6 days ; also,
Capt. Aaron Gardner's co., Col. Brooks's regt.; company return endorsed
"1776;" said Johnson reported as having been sent with the wounded; also
reported in the country.

Johnson, Abraham. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., dated
Camp Mt. Washington, Oct. 1, 1776, signed by said Johnson and others belong-
ing to Capt. Jeremiah Gilman's co., for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1, 1776.

Johnson, Abraham. Corporal, Capt. Stephen Jenkins's co., Col. Thomas Poor's regt. ;
engaged May 29, 1778 ; discharged Jan. 29, 1779 ; service, 8 mos. 14 days, at North
river, including 13 days (260 miles) travel home ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay
roll for Sept., 1778, dated Fort Clinton ; enlistment, 8 months from time of arrival
at Peekskill; also, same co. and regt.; pay rolls for Nov. and Dec, 1778, dated
King's Ferry.

Johnson, Alexander, Abington (also given Barnstable and Braintree). Return of
men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Nathan Snow's co.
(South CO. in Abington), Col. Mitchel's (3d Plymouth Co.) regt.; residence,
Abington; engaged for town of Abington; joined Capt. Pope's co., Col. Shep-
herd's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered b}^ Nathaniel Barber, Mus-
ter Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 30, 1777; Capt. Pope's co.,.Col.
Shepard's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. Pope's co.. Col. William Sheppard's regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to May 25, 1779;
reported as serving 8 mos. 15 days as Private, 20 mos. 10 days as Corporal ; also re-
ported deserted ; also, Private, Capt. Isaac Pope's co., Col. William Shepard's (3d)
regt. ; return [j^ear not given] ; residence, Barnstable; enlisted for town of Barn-
stable; mustered by State and Continental Muster Masters; also. Corporal, same
CO. and regt. ; muster rolls for July, Aug., Oct., and Nov., 1778, March and April
1779, dated Camp at Providence ; appointed Sept. 15, 1777 ; enlistment during
war; reported transferred to Capt. Wright's co. March 1, 1779; also, Capt. John
Wright's (Light Infantrj') co., Col. Shepard's regt.; muster roll for March and
April, 1779, dated Providence; reported on command at North Kingston; also,
[Light] Infantry co.. Col. William Shepard's (4th) regt.; list of deserters made
up from Jan. 1, 1777, to June 1, 1780; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in.; com-
plexion, dark ; hair, dark ; residence, Braintree ; enlistment, during war; deserted
March 24, 1779 ; reported as having left regiment at Providence ; last heard of at
Salem.

Johnson, Alexander, Weston. Private, Capt. Keith's co., Col. Michael Jackson's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 2, 1777, to July 6,
1777; residence, Weston; engaged for town of Weston; reported a transient;
also reported deserted July 6, 1777.

Johnson, Alexander. Private, Capt. Micah Harablin's co. ; enlisted July 10, 1775;
discharged Nov. 1, 1775; service in defence of seacoast. Roll sworn to in Barn-
stable Co.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 815



Johnson, Amos, Worcester. List of men mustered ; said Johnson appears among men
raised from Col. Denny's regt. for the term of 9 months ; Capt. Whitney's co. ;
engaged for town of Worcester; also, return dated Worcester, June 8, 1778, made
by Lieut. Nathaniel Harrington, of said Johnson who engaged to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 9 months from the time of his arrival at Fish-
kill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778; Capt. Joshua Whitney's co., Col.
Denney's regt.; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; residence,
Worcester ; reported arrived at Fishldll July 23, 1778.

Johnson, Amos. Private, Capt. Silas Fowler's co.. Col. John Mosley's (Hampshire
Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 21, 1776 ; returned Nov. 17, 1776 ; service, 28 days ; com-
pany marched under command of Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson to reinforce
Northern army ; roll dated Southwick ; also, Corporal, Capt. Silas Fowler's co.,
Col. David Mosely'a regt.; engaged June 12, 1782; discharged June 17, 1782;
service, 7 days ; company probably mounted and stationed at Springfield and
Northampton for defence of the government; roll sworn to at Westfield.

Johnson, Andrew, North Yarmouth. Gunner, brig " Julius Caesar," commanded by
Capt. Nathaniel Bently ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to at Port of
Falmouth, June 21, 1780; age, 33 yrs. 11 mos. ; stature, 5 ft. 7^ in. ; complexion,
light ; residence. North Yarmouth ; said Johnson rated 2 shares.

Johnson, Arunah. Private, Capt. John King's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire
Co.) regt.; enlisted June 27, 1780; discharged July 4 (also given July 1), 1780;
service, 8 days, including travel (60 miles) home; company marched by order of
Brig. Gen. Fellows on the alarm of June 27, 1780, to sustain fort at West Point.

Johnson, Asa, Bolton. Private, Capt. Artemas How's co. of militia, which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775; discharged April 24, 1775; also, Private, Capt.
Barnes's co., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from June 1, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779; term, 3 j^ears; also, Capt. Dow's co.,
Col. Bigelow's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1,
1780, to May 15, 1780; residence, Bolton.

Johnson, Asa, HoUiston. Corporal, Capt. John Lealand's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Abijah Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ;
service, 14 days ; also, Sergeant, Col. Ephraim Wheelock's regt. ; return of officers,
dated Ticonderoga, Oct. 11, 1776.

Johnson, Asa, Leominster. Capt. Sergent's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; pay
abstract for mileage, dated June 22, 1777 ; also, Private, in a company commanded
by Capt. Joseph Sargent, of Princeton ; service from May 5, 1777, to July 12,
1777, 67^ days, at Rhode Island; travel (91 miles) allowed; company drafted
from Col. Josiah Whitney's and Col. Stearns's regts. and marched to serve under
Gen. Spencer; also, Capt. Nathaniel Carter's co.. Col. Job Cushing's (Worcester
Co.) regt.; enlisted Sept. 7, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 4
days, at the Northward, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home; also, Capt.
Timothy Boutell's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; enlisted July 10, 1780 ; discharged
Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home;
regiment raised in Worcester Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Johnson, Asahel, Chester. Private, Capt. Bienjamin Hastings's co.. Col. Asa Whit-
comb's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3
mos. 8 days; also, company receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at
Prospect Hill.

Johnson, Asahel. Private, Lieut. Ephraim Minot's corps of invalids stationed at
Boston; joined Aug. 14, 1778; service to Oct. 1, 1778, 1 mo. 17 days; roll dated
Boston; order for payment of amount of roll dated Headquarters, Boston, Oct.
14, 1778, and signed by Maj. Gen. W. Heath ; also, Capt. Moses McFarland's co.
of invalids stationed at Boston, Col. Lewis Nichola's regt. ; muster rolls dated



816 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Johnson, Asahel, continued.

Sept. 9, and Oct. 2, 1779 ; reported sick in hospital ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay
roll for Oct., 1779.

Johnson, Azel, Woburn. Private, Capt. Joshua Walker's co.. Col. David Greene's
(2d Middlesex Co.) regt., which marched probably on the alarm of April 19,
1775; service, 7 days ; also, list of men belonging to 2d Parish in Woburn, dated
May 8, 1775; also, Private; list of training soldiers of the 3d Woburn co. under
Capt. Timothy Winn, dated May 13, 1775.

Johnson, Azel (also given Asahel), Woburn. List of 6 months men raised agreeable
to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superin-
tendent for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner; also, descriptive list of
men i-aised 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
Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 15, 1780; age, 17 J^rs. ; stature, 5 ft.
7 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Woburn ; marched to camp July
15, 1780, under command of Capt. James Cooper; 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, Private; pay roll for 6
months men raised by the town of Woburn for service in the Continental Army
during 1780; marched July 10, 1780; discharged Jan. 15, 1781; service, 6 raos.
16 days, including travel (220 miles) home.

Johnson, Azel. 1st Corporal, Capt. Abraham Foster's co.. Col. Samuel Bullard's
regt. ; engaged Aug. 18, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days,
near Stillwater; company marched to reinforce Northern army under Gen. Gates.

Johnson, Barachiah, Williamstown. Capt. Samuel Sloan's co.. Col. John Patterson's
(26th) regt.; order for advance pay, signed by said Johnson and others, dated
Camp at Cambridge, June 6, 1775; also, Corporal, same co. and regt.; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; service, 3 mos. 4 days; also, com-
pany return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in
money dated Fort No. 3, Charlestown, Oct. 27, 1775 ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Samuel
Clark's CO., Col. John Brown's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service June 29,
1777; discharged July 21, 1777; service, 23 days; company called out by Brig.
Gen. Fellows at request of Maj. Gen. Schuyler and ordered to march to Fort
Ann; also, Capt. Zebulon Norten's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.;
entered service July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. U, 1777 ; service, 23 days, at the
Northward, including travel (70 miles) home; roll dated Equivalent; aZso, Ser-
geant Major, Capt. Asa Barns's (1st) co.. Col. Israel Chapen's (3d) regt. ; engaged
Oct. 16, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at Claverack;
regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ; also. Sergeant, Capt.
Samuel Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; engaged Oct.
12, 1780; discharged Oct. 19, 1780; service, 11 days, including 4 days (80 miles)
travel home ; company marched to the Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fel-
lows on an alarm; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Sloan's co.. Col. Asa
Barns's regt. ; service between Oct. 11 and Oct. 22, 1781, 8 da.ys ; company marched
from Berkshire Co. to Saratoga by order of Gen. Stark on an alarm.

Johnson, Benjamin, Leominster. Private, Capt. John White's co., Col. Abijah
Stearns's regt.; enlisted April 1, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 3 mos. 4
days, at and about Boston. Roll dated Lancaster.

Johnson, Benjamin, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. John White's co.. Col. Abijah
Stearns's regt. ; enlisted April 1, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 3 mos. 4
days, at and about Boston. Roll dated Lancaster.

Johnson, Benjamin, Lynn. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. William Farrington's (2d Lynn)
CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, towards Concord;
service, 2 days.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 817

JoHNsox, Benjamin, Marblebead. Capt. "William Bladder's (6th) co., Col. John
Glover's (21st) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Johnson and
others, dated Cambridge, June 27, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 17, 1775; service, 2 mos., 2 weeks, 6 days;
also, company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 9, 1775; also, order for bounty coat
or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 30, 1775.

Johnson, Benjamin, Wilmington (also given Reading). Private, Capt. John Ham-
den's CO., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted April 30, 1775; service, 3 mos. 9 days; also, company return [probably
Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 28,
1775.

Johnson, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carter's co., Col. Job Cushing's (Worces-
ter Co.) regt.; enlisted Sept. 7, 1777; discharged Oct. 22, 1777; service, 1 mo. 24
days, at the Northward, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home. Roll dated
Leominster.

Johnson, Benjamin. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Dec. 7, 1777; Capt. Hastings's co., Col. Lee's regt.;
also, return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and men
belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men belong-
ing to Massachusetts in Col. Henry 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; engaged Oct. 25, 1777; term, 3
j'ears; said Johnson appears among men belonging to Col. William R. Lee's
regt. who had been discharged from the rolls prior to above arrangement ; reported
deserted June [?] 1, 1778.

Johnson, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Josiah King's co., Col. Mitchel's regt. commanded
by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. Gen. Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade; ser-
vice, 8 days ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780.
Roll sworn to at Taunton.

Johnson, Benjamin [?]. Descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve in
the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth
Washburn, Superintendent for said county; Capt. Lovell's co., (late) Col.
Denny's regt. ; age, 37 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; complexion, dark ; occupation,
shoemaker; engaged for town of Worcester; term, 3 years.

Johnson, Benjamin. Receipt dated Boston, May 10, 1782, for bounty paid said Johnson
by a committee of the town of Salem to serve in the Continental Army for the
term of 3 years.

Johnson, Benjamin. Receipt dated Springfield, Dec. 28, 1782, signed by Seth Banister,
Captain, 4th Mass. regt., Muster Master, stating that he had received said Johnson
of Josiah Thompson, Chairman of Class No. 1 of the town of Halifax, to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Johnson, Benoni (also given Benoice and Renoyce), Roxbury. Descriptive list
of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agree-
able to resolve of June 5, 1780; age, 18 yrs.; stature, 5 ft.; complexion, light;
engaged for town of Roxbury; arrived at Springfield July 5, 1780; marched to
camp July 5, 1780, under command of Capt. Frothingham, of the artillery ; 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,
Private, Capt. Abram Watson's co., Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt.; muster roll
for Oct., 1780; enlisted July 5, 1780; enlistment, 6 months; also, вЦ†pa,y roll for
6 months men raised by the town of Roxbury for service in the Continental Army
during 1780; marched to camp June 27, 1780; discharged Dec. 5, 1780; service,
5 mos. 19 days, including travel (220 miles) home.



818 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Johnson, Bill. Return of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service, agreeable
to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Salem; engaged July 20, 1781;
term, 3 years.

Johnson, Buckley. Private, Capt. Zenas Wheeler's co.. Col. John Ashly's (Berk-
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 8, 1777; discharged Aug. 15, 1777; service, 39
days; company marched to Fort Edward, N. Y., and received pay at Albany;
also, Capt. John Collar's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted
Oct. 14, 1780; discharged Oct. 16, 1780; service, 6 days, including travel (3 da3's)
home; company ordered out by Gen. Fellows on an alarm in Berkshire.

Johnson, Caleb, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Samuel Payson's co.. Col. John Gra-
ton's (Greaton's) regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 8 days ; also, Capt. Samuel Payson's co.. Col. Joseph Read's regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 iiios. 12 days.

Johnson, Caleb. Private, Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; service, 6 days; company
marched from Milton, Stoughton, and Stoughtonham, to Castle Island Dec. 19,
1776, under command of Capt. Robert Swan, of Stoughton.

Johnson, Caleb. Private, Capt. Theophilus Wilder's co.. Col. Dike's regt.; muster
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777 ; credited to town of Stoughtonham ; regiment raised
to serve until March 1, 1777.

Johnson, Caleb. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ;
enlisted June 30 (also given July 1) , 1778 ; service to Dec. 31, 1778, 6 mos. 6 days,
at Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home; also, same co. and
regt. ; muster roll dated North Kingston, Nov. C, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ;
muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 14, and Nov. 13, 1778;
enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Johnson, Caleb, Jr. Private, Capt. Theophilus Lyon's co. ; enlisted March 1, 1778;
discharged April 5, 1778; service, 36 days; company marched to Castle Island
under command of Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce.

Johnson, Calvin, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Abiel Pearce's (2d Middleborough)
CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; ser-



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