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marched Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 7 days; company
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm.

Johnson, Josiah (also given Isaiah). Private, Capt. Samuel Holden's co., Col.
Ebenezer Thayer's regt.; enlisted July 23, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 10 days ; regiment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army
for 3 months.

Johnson, Jotham, 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, Lawrence, Boston. Private, Capt. Turner's co., Col. Henry Jackson's
regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 11, 1779, to June 1,
1780; residence, Boston ; credited to town of Ipswich; reported deserted June 1,
1780 ; also reported a transient; also. Corporal, Capt. Ezra Lunt's co., Col. David
Henley's regt. ; pay rolls for April and May, 1778, sworn to at Providence ; also,
Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's (9th) co., Col. Jackson's regt. ; muster roll for
April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet; reported on command at Easton, Pa.; also, same
CO. and regt. ; return dated Camp at Providence, July 10, 1779; also, Capt. Tur-
ner's (5th) CO., Col. Jackson's regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1779; also, same co. and
regt.; regimental return made up to Dec. 31, 1779, dated Camp at Providence;
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 be-
longing to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorporated
into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeal)le to the
arrangement of April 9, 1779; Capt. Turner's co. ; rank. Private; residence,
Boston; enlisted Feb. 11, 1778; term, during war; also, Capt. Turner's (5th) co.,
Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay rolls for April and May, 1780 ; reported on command in
Pennsylvania.

Johnson, Lawrence, Cambridge (also given Becket and Coventry). Return of men
raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st Cambridge co., dated May 27,
1777; residence, Cambridge ; enlisted for town of Cambridge; joined Capt. Wiley's



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Johnson, Lawrence, continued.

CO., Col. Jackson's regt. ; enlistment, during war ; also, return of men raised to
serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Peter Porter's co., 3d Berkshire Co.
regt.; residence, Becket; engaged for town of Becket; joined Capt. Wiley's co..
Col. Jackson's regt. ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Peirce's co.. Col. Michael Jackson's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31,
1780; also, descriptive list dated Jan. 1, 1781; Capt. Peirce's (6th) co.. Col.
Michael Jackson's (8th) regt.; rank. Private; age, 33 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.;
complexion, dark; hair, black; occupation, seaman; birthplace, "N. Bargan ; "
residence, Coventry; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777, by Capt. Wiley at Providence; enlist-
ment, during war ; reported a transient.

Johnson, Lawrence, Norway. Private, Capt. Freedom Chamberlain's co., Gen.
John Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 3, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 6 days ; also, company return dated Camp at Roxbury, Oct. 6, 1775.

Johnson, Lemuel. Private, Capt. Timothy Paige's co.. Col. James Converse's regt.;
enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 31, 1777; service, 10 days; company
marched to Bennington on an alarm ; also, Capt. Newell's co. ; enlisted Nov. 3,
1778 ; discharged Nov. 18, 1778 ; service, 15 days ; company detached from Gen.
Warner's brigade to join Col. Gerrish's regt. of guards and escort troops of Sara-
toga convention from Rutland to Enfield, Conn. ; also, Capt. Joseph Richardson's
CO., Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 19, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 23, 1779 ;
service, 1 mo. 12 days, at Claverack, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home;
regiment raised for 3 months ; roll sworn to in Worcester Co. ; also, Capt. Timothy
Paige's CO., Col. John Rand's regt.; enlisted July 20, 1780; discharged Oct. 10,
1780; service, 3 mos., at West Point, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home;
regiment raised for 3 months.

Johnson, Levi. Private, Capt. John Morgan's co., Col. David Leonard's regt. ; enlisted
March 6, 1777 ; discharged April 10, 1777 ; service, 35 days ; company marched
from West Springfield March 6, 1777, to reinforce Continental Army at Ticonder-
oga; also, Capt. Preserved Leonard's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hampshire Co.)
regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1779; discharged Sept. 2, 1779; service, 1 mo. 10 days, at
New London, Conn., including 4 days (72 miles) travel home; also, Capt. Fran-
cis Stebbins's co.. Col. David Mosley's regt.; enlisted June 16, 1782; discharged
June 20, 1782 ; service, 4 days ; company raised for support of the government at
Springfield and Northampton and part of it probably mounted ; roll sworn to at
West Springfield.

Johnson, Lewis, Stoughton. Private, Capt. Peter Talbot's co.. Col. Lemuel Robin-
son's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days ; also,
Capt. Talbot's CO. ; service, 2 days, on an alarm [year not given, probably 1775].

Johnson, Lewis. Private, Capt. Simeon Leach's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; ser-
vice, 5 days ; company marched from Stoughton March 4, 1776, at the time of
fortifying Dorchester Heights.

Johnson, Lewis. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Simeon Leach's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ;
service, 2 days; company marched from Stoughton to Braintree March 21, 1776,
when British ships lay in Boston harbor; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Robert
Swan's (6th) co. (West co. of 2d Parish in Stoughton), Col. Benjamin Gill's (3d
Suffolk Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen in said regiment, dated
Stoughton, March 22, 1776; ordered in Council March 25, 1776, that said officers
be commissioned ; reported commissioned March 23 [?],1776; also, 26. Lieuten-
ant, Capt. Moses Adams's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt.; muster rolls dated
Cambridge, Jan. 24, March 2, and April 1, 1778; reported on furlough on roll
dated March 2, 1778 ; company stationed at Cambridge.

Johnson, Luke, Leominster. Private, Capt. John Joslin's co. of Minute-men, Col.
John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam-



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Johnson, Luke, continued.

bridge ; service, 11 days ; reported enlisted into the army ; also, Capt. David
Wilder's co.. Col. Asa Whitcoinb'sregt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted
April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company receipts for wages for
Aug. and Sept., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill; also, company return
[probably Oct., 1775] ; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 8th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. John Joslin, Jr., sworn to
in Worcester Co., Feb. 23, 1778; residence, Leominster; engaged for town of
Leominster; joined Capt. Oaks's co., Col. Pollard's regt. ; term, 1 year.

Johnson, LrxHER, Rutland. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as
returned by Capt. David Bent and Capt. Phiueas Walker ; residence, Rutland ;
engaged for town of Rutland ; joined Capt. Cogswell's co.. Col. Wesson's regt. ;
term, 3 years; also. Corporal, Capt. Amos Cogswell's (2d) co.. Col. James Wes-
son's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 1, 1777, to
Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Jan. 25, 1778 ; mustered by
Capt. Newell, State Muster Master; also, Sergeant, Capt. Nathan Dix's co., Col.
James Wesson's (9th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 1, 1780, to March 3, 1780; reported discharged.

Johnson, Luther. Private, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's co.. Col. John Rand's regt.;
enlisted July 10, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, includ-
ing 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Worcester Co. for 3
months ; also, order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to Capt. Ephraim
Stearns, dated Petersham, May 16, 1782, signed by said Johnson and others, for
wages for 3 mos. service in Col. Rand's regt. at West Point in 1780.

Johnson, Matthew. Private, Capt. David Wheler's co., Col. Asa Barns's regt. ; ser-
vice, 11 days; company marched from Lanesborough to Saratoga Oct. 29, 1781,
on an alarm.

Johnson, Michael, Lenox. Private, Capt. Charles Dibbell's co. of Minute-men, Col.
John Paterson's regt., which marched April 22, 1775, in response to the alarm of
April 19, 1775 ; service, 13 days ; also, Capt. Charles Dibbell's co.. Col. John
Patterson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 23, 1775; service,
2 mos. 14 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec.
26, 1775.

Johnson, Michael. Copy of a company receipt dated Warwick, given to Capt. Squire
Millerd, for wages and billeting for service for 1 day on an alarm Nov. 21, 1776;
a/so. Private, Capt. Squire Millard's co.. Col. John Waterman's regt.; abstract
for wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 9, 1777 ; credited with
5 days allowance; also, copy of a company receipt dated Warwick, given to
Capt. Squire Millerd, for wages and billeting for service from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan.
9, 1777.

Johnson, Michael. Descriptive list of deserters ; Capt. McKinstry's co., Col. John
Paterson's (15th) regt.; age, 27 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark;
credited to town of Lenox ; deserted April 3 [year not given] .

Johnson, Moses, Brookline. Private, Capt. Thomas White's (Brookline) co. of
militia. Col. William Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775; service to May 12, 1775, 23 days.

Johnson, Moses, Chesterfield. Descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782 ; Capt. Rufus Lin-
coln's CO., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 25 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.;
complexion, light; hair, light; birthplace, Virginia; residence, Chesterfield;
enlisted April 5, 1782 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, Capt. Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col.
J. Brooks's (7th) regt.; list of men tried by courts-martial subsequent to Jan. 1,
1781 ; said Johnson tried June 26, 1782, by regimental court-martial, Col. Vose,
President, on charge of desertion ; sentenced to receive 25 lashes on four suc-
cessive mornings; said Johnson also tried Aug. 21, 1782, by regimental court-



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Johnson, Moses, continued.

martial, Capt. Bates, President, on charge of stealing shirts ; sentenced to receive
100 lashes ; also, same co. and regt. ; list of men who deserted subsequent to Jan.
1, 1781 ; said Johnson deserted Aug. 22, 1782, from West Point.

Johnson, Moses, Putney. Sergeant, Capt. Abijah Moore's co. of Minute-men, which
marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service from April 23, 1775,
1-1 days.

Johnson, Moses, Putney. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co., Col. Asa Whit-
comb's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3
mos. 13 days; also, company receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at
Prospect Hill ; also, certificate dated Camp at Prospect Hill, Dec. 3, 1775, signed
by Lieut. Jonathan Houghton and Lieut. Jonathan Meriam, certifying that said
Johnson, a soldier in Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co.. Col. Whetcomb's regt., had
not received his bounty coat, and asking that it be delivered to him " as he is in
the Carpenter works away from the Company."

Johnson, Moses, Westminster (also given Putney). Private, Capt. John Wood's co.,
. Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April
25, 1775; service, 2 mos. 27 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ;
reported " In the carpenters Works."

Johnson, Moses. Private, Capt. Lawrence Kemp's co.. Col. David Wells's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted May 10, 1777; discharged July 17, 1777; service, 2 mos.
9 days, in Northern department. Roll dated Shelburne.

Johnson, Moses. Private, Capt. Hugh McCIallen's co.. Col. David Wells's regt. ; en-
listed Sept. 22, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 2 days, with North-
ern army, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home. Roll sworn to in Hampshire
Co.

Johnson, Moses. Private, Capt. Samuel Huse's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards ; enlisted Nov. 10, 1777 ; service to April 4, 1778, at Winter Hill.

Johnson, Moses. Return made by the Selectmen of Northfield of men engaged by a
committee of said town to serve in the Continental Army for 3 years or during
the war, who had been receipted for with other recruits at South Hadley, May 13,
1781, by Ithamar Goodman, in behalf of Noah Goodman, Superintendent for
Hampshire Co. ; said Johnson received £75 bounty for enlisting to serve 3 years ;
also, descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the Continental
Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent for said county; age, 33
yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark; occupation, farmer; engaged
for town of Northfield ; engaged April 21, 1781 ; term, 3 years ; reported deserted.

Johnson, Nat. Private, 3d co-; orders dated Oct. 21, 1783, and Dec. 26 [year not
given] , for wages for May-Dec. [year not given] , appearing in a register of orders
accepted on account of wages.

Johnson, Nathan, Leominster. Private, Capt. John Joslin's co. of Minute-men, Col.
John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam-
bridge ; service, 12 days.

Johnson, Nathan, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. George Kimball's co., which marched
April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 10 days.

Johnson, Nathan, Northborough. Private, Capt. Samuel Wood's co. of Minute-men,
Gen. Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ;
reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Samuel Wood's co.. Col. Jonathan
Ward's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Johnson and others, dated
Cambridge, June 13, 1775 ; also, Corporal, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, company
return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775; also, receipt for bounty coat dated Nortb-
borough, Dec. 15, 1775.



860 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Johnson, Nathan, North Yarmouth. List of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from the 1st North Yarmouth co., Col. Jonathan Mitchell's (2d Cumber-
land Co.; regt., as returned by Capt. John Gray; residence, North Yarmouth;
engaged for town of North Yarmouth; joined Capt. Hill's co., Col. "Voce's
(Vose's) regt.; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Hill's co., Col. Joseph Vose's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 17, 1777, to May 15,
1780.

Johnson, Nathan, Sherburne. Capt. Lealand's co., Col. Doolittle's regt. ; receipt for
advance pay, signed by said Johnson and others, dated Cambridge, June 24, 1775;
also, Corporal, Capt. Jacob Miller's co.. Col. Ephraim Doolittle's (24th) regt.;
company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 31, 1775; also,
Sergeant, Capt. Amos Perry's co., Col. Haws's regt. ; entered service July 28,
1778; discharged Sept. 12, 1778; service, 1 mo. 17 days, at Rhode Island; also,
Capt. Joshua Lealand's co.. Col. Abner Perry's regt.; marched July 28, 1780;
discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 14 days, including 3 days (60 miles) travel
home ; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of July 28, 1780.

Johnson, Nathan, Worcester. Order for advance pay, etc., payable to Capt. J. Swan,
dated Boston, July 3, 1776, signed by said Johnson and others belonging to Capt.
Swan's (1st) co.. Col. Crafts's (Artillery) regt.; also, list of men mustered by
Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, May 11, 1777;
Col. Crane's regt. ; enlistment, 3 years ; also, list of men returned by a committee
for settling disputes between towns as to soldiers credited to them, dated Barre,
June 25, 1778; said Johnson claimed by Winchendon and Worcester; allowed to
Worcester; also, Matross, Capt. William Treadwell's co., Col. John Crane's
(Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 7, 1777,
to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Worcester; credited to town of Worcester.

Johnson, Nathan. Private, Capt. Daniel Whiting's co., Col. Asa AVhitcomb's regt. ;
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776 ; enlisted Sept. 10, 1776.

Johnson, Nathan. Private, Capt. James Mirick's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ;
enlisted Oct. 1, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 27 days, under Lieut. Col.
Ephraim Sawyer, with Northern army, including travel (180 miles) home; com-
pany raised in Bolton and Princeton and marched to reinforce army under Gen.
Gates at Saratoga.

Johnson, Nathan. Private, Capt. Joseph Bellows's co. ; enlisted Oct. 1, 1777; service
to Oct. 19, 1777, 25 days, at Saratoga, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home.

Johnson, Nathan. Private, Capt. John Nutting's co., Col. William Mclntash's
(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 days
(80 miles) travel home.

Johnson, Nathan. Receipt dated Boston, April 11, 1782, for bounty paid said John-
son by James Hill, Chairman of Class No. 2 of the town of Sherburne, to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Johnson, Nathaniel, Haverhill. Private, Capt. James Sawyer's co. of Minute-men,
Col. James Frye's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 [service
not given] ; also, Capt. James Sawyer's co.. Col. James Frye's regt. ; return of
men in camp at Cambridge, dated May 17, 1775 ; also, same co. and regt. ; receipt
for advance pay, signed by said Johnson and others, dated June -, 1775; also.
Private, same co. and regt. ; company return [proljably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Dec. 26, 1775.

Johnson, Nathaniel, Littleton. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to
serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Brig. Gen. Eleazer Brooks to Maj.
Hosmer, dated Lincoln, Aug. 8, 1779; 3d co.. Col. Read's regt.; age, 17 (also



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Johnson, Nathaniel, continued.

given 16) yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 (also given 5 ft. 8) in.; complexion, light; resi-
dence, Littleton; reported delivered to Capt. L. Bailey; also, list of men raised
agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superin-
■ tendent; also, list of men returned as received of Maj. Stephen Badlam, Super-
intendent for Suffolk Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, at Springfield, Sept. 20,
1779; engaged for town of Littleton [name crossed out on list] ; also, Maj.
Keith's CO., Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt. ; entered service July 25, 1779;
discharged April 25, 1780; term, 9 months.

Johnson, Nathaniel, Newburyport. Private, Capt. Moses Nowell's co., Col. Tit-
comb's regt. ; arrived at destination May 4, 1777 ; discharged July 4, 1777 ; ser-
vice, 2 mos. 9 days, including 9 days (180 miles) travel out and home; company
marched to Rhode Island to serve for 2 months from time of arrival at Provi-
dence.

Johnson, Nathaniel, Rowley. Private, Capt. Edward Payson's (Rowley) co. of
militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days.

Johxson, Nathaniel^ Rowley. Private, Capt. Thomas Mighill's (Rowley) co. of
Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days;
also, Capt. Thomas Mighill's (1st) co., Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col.
Gerrish's) 38th regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775;
service, 3 mos. 15 days; also, company return dated Sewall's Point, Sept. 26,
1775; also, list of men who consented to tarry for 1 month from the last of
December, 1775, as returned by Capt. Thomas Mighill, dated Sewall's Point, Dec.
24, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. Thomas Mighill's co.. Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt. ;
pay abstract for wages for Jan., 1776, and for blanket money and advance pay
due to April 1, 1776; also, pay abstracts for Feb.-May, 1776; also, pay abstract
for June, 1776, dated New York.

Johnson, Nathaniel, Taunton (also given Middleborough). Private, Capt. Joseph
Wilbore's co.. Col. John Hathaway's regt.; service, 23 days, at Rhode Island;
company drafted from Taunton, Raynham, and Easton, in April, 1777; also, Pri-
vate, Capt. Hastings's co., Col. Henry Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Sept. 26, 1777, to Sept. 26, 1780; also, Capt. Hastings's
CO., Col. Jackson's regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. William S. Smith ; pay rolls for
Oct. and Nov., 1778; also, Capt. John Hastings's (6th) co.. Col. Henry Jackson's
(16th) regt.; muster roll for April, 1779, dated Pawtuxet ; enlisted Sept. 26, 1777;
enlistment, 3 years ; reported on command at Warwick ; also, same co. and regt. ;
return dated Camp Providence, July 13, 1779 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll
for July, 1779 ; also, Capt. John Hastings's (2d) co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; pay roll
for Oct., 1779; also, same co. and regt.; regimental return made up to Dec. 31,
1779, dated Camp at Providence ; 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 belonging 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; Capt. Hastings's co. ;
rank, Private ; residence, Taunton ; engaged for town of Taunton ; engaged Sept.
26, 1777 ; term, 3 years ; also, certificate dated Taunton, signed by Ebenezer Dean,
Chairman of a class of the town of Taunton, certifying that he had paid said John-
son a bounty of 300 silver dollars to serve in the Continental Army for the term
of 3 years ; also, list of men raised in Bristol Co. to serve in the Continental Army,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as attested by James Williams, Superintend-
ent for said county ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti-
nental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1781 [80] , returned as received by
Sergt. Edward Stebbens, at Taunton, April 5, 1781, to be conducted to Springfield
and delivered to Col. William Shepard ; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; com-
plexion, light ; occupation , laborer ; engaged for town of Taunton ; term, 3 years ;



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Johnson, Nathaniel, continued.

also, Private, Capt. Rufiis Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt. ;
muster rolls for April and May, 1781, dated West Point; enlisted March 7 (also
given March 17), 1781; reported on duty at New Windsor in May, 1781; also,
muster roll for Aug., 1781 ; also, descriptive list dated Feb. 20, 1782; Capt. Rufus
Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 24 (also given 29) yrs.;
stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; hair, brown (also given light) ; occupation,
laborer (also given farmer) ; birthplace, Middleborough ; residence. Middle-
borough; enlisted for town of Taunton; enlisted March 17, 1781; enlistment,
3 years; also, Private, 7th co. ; order dated Feb. 5, 1784, for wages for May-Dec.
[year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on account of wages.

Johnson, Nathaniel. Private ; list of men returned as serving on main guard under
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin, dated June 22, 1775.

Johnson, Nathaniel. Private, in a detachment from Capt. Aaron Osgood's co.,
Lieut. Col. Williams's regt.; enlisted July 11, 1777; discharged Aug. 12, 1777;
service, 1 mo. 9 days, in Noi'thern department, including 6 days (120 miles) travel
home. Roll dated Shutesbury and sworn to at Montague.

Johnson, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Thomas' Whipple's co., Col. Abijah Stearns's
regt. ; enlisted March 30, 1778 ; service to July 2, 1778, 3 mos. 3 days, guarding
troops of convention. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

Johnson, Nathaniel. Private, Lieut. John Dix's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards ; service from July 2 to July 8, 1778, 7 days, at Fort No. 2, Cambridge.

Johnson, Nathaniel. Sergeant, Capt. Elihu Lyman's co., Col. Elisha Porter's
(Hampshire Co.) regt.; engaged July 25, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 12 days, at New London, Conn., including 5 days (105 miles) travel
home.

Johnson, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Ezra Emes's (8th) co.. Col. Abner Perry's regt. ;
enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 14 days, including 3
days (60 miles) travel home ; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm.



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