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Roll dated Holliston.

Johnson, Nathaniel. Receipt dated Boston, April 24, 1782, for bounty paid said
Johnson by Nathan Parker, Chairman of Class No. 8 of the town of Reading, to
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Johnson, Nathaniel. Pay rolls of Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. for service from Jan.
25, 1786, to Jan. 25, 1787, at the Castle.

Johnson, Nicholas. Private, Capt. Charles Parsons's co., Col. Goose Van Schaick's
(1st New York) regt.; muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point; enlisted
March 15, 1781 ; enlistment, during war.

Johnson, Obadiah, Bedford. Private, in a Bedford co. of Minute-men commanded by
1st Lieut. Moses Abbott, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam-
bridge ; service, 8 days ; also, Capt. Benjamin Walker's co., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's
(27th) regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Johnson and others, dated
Cambridge, June 6, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, company re-
turn [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Cambridge, Nov. 30, 1775.

Johnson, Obadiah, New Marlborough. Private, Lieut. Moses Soul's co. of Minute-
men, Col. John Fellows's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the
alarm of April 19, 1775; service to May 7, 1775, 17 days; also, Capt. Moses Soul's
CO., Col. John Fellows's regt.; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Camp at Dorchester, Nov. 1, 1775 ; also, return of men raised for Continen-
tal service probably from Capt. Wheeler's co. ; residence. New Marlborough;



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Johnson, Obadiah, contimied.

engaged for town of New Marlborough; joined Capt. Allen's co., Col. Wiggles-
worth's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777,
and June 1, 1778, by Trueman Whaler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co.; Capt.
Allen's CO., Col. Wigglesworth's regt.; also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co..
Col. Calvin Smith's (late Wigglesworth's) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from Jan. 20, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Noah Allen's co., Col.
Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; return [year not given] ; mustered by Capt.
Wheeler ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for March and May, 1778, dated
Valley Forge; reported on furlough in March, 1778; also, Capt. Allen's co.. Col.
Edward Wigglesworth's (4th) regt. ; muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp
Greenwich ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Oct., 1778 ; also, Capt. Noah
Allen's CO., (late) Col. Wigglesworth's regt. commanded by Maj. Porter; muster
roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence; enlisted Jan. 20, 1777; reported
transferred to Capt. E. Smith's co. ; a^so, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co., (late) Col.
Wigglesworth's regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence;
also, Capt. Ebenezer Smith's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's regt. ; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 20, 1780.

Johnson, Obadiah, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Edward Paysou Williams's co., 36th
regt. ; company return dated Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775; also, Capt. Williams's co.,
Col. John Greaton's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 22, 1775.

Johnson, Obadiah. Company receipt for mileage, given to Capt. John Ford, dated
Ticonderoga, Aug. 28, 1776 ; also, copy of a company receipt, given to Capt. John
Ford, for money due Oct. 2, 1776, dated Ticonderoga.

Johnson, Obadiah. Private, in a company commanded hj Lieut. Amos Fairbank,
Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 6, 1777 ; marched Sept. 8, 1777 ; discharged
Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 5 days, under Brig. Gen. Warner, including 11 days
(212 miles) travel home ; company drafted from militia and marched to join Conti-
nental Army at the Northward.

Johnson, Obadiah. Return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Dorchester ; engaged
May 17, 1781.

Johnson, Obadiah, Jr., Andover. Private, Capt. Joshua Holt's (4th Andover) co.,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 1^ days.

Johnson, Oliver. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Plimpton's co., Col. Brooks's regt.; muster
roll dated Dec. 3, 1777; company stationed at Cambridge; also, Capt. Moses
Adams's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of guards; muster rolls dated Cam-
bridge, Jan. 24, March 2, and April 1, 1778; company stationed at Cambridge;
also, same co. and regt.; joined Nov. 5, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 28
days, at Cambridge; also, receipt dated Medway, June 16, 1778, signed by said
Johnson and others belonging to Capt. Moses Adams's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. of
guards, for wages from Nov. 3, 1777, to April 3, 1778, 5 mos., at Cambridge,
and travel allowance for said term.

Johnson, Oliver. Private, Capt. Ralph Thompson's co. ; enlisted Oct. 1, 1779; dis-
charged Nov. 10, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11 days; company raised in Suffolk Co.
and served under Maj. Gen. Hancock at Castle Island ; roll dated Castle Island ;
also, receipt dated May 15, 1781, for bounty paid said Johnson by the town of
Stoughtonham to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also,
return of men raised in Suffolk Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged
for town of Stoughtonham; engaged April 30, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Johnson, Orringh, Lenox (also given Stockbridge). Return of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army ; residence, Lenox ; engaged for town of Lenox ; joined



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Johnson, Oreingh, continued.

Capt. Stoddard's co., Col. Vose's regt. ; term, during war; also, list of men mus-
tered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, hj Trueman Wheler, Muster Master
for Berkshire Co. ; Capt. Stoddard's co. ; also, Private, Capt. Orringh Stoddard's
CO., Col. Joseph Vose's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Feb. 20, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Stockbridge; also, same co. and regt.;
muster roll for Dec, 1777, sworn to at camp near Valley Forge; enlisted Feb. 20,
1777; reported on furlough ; «Zso, same co. and regt.; muster rolls for Nov. and
Dec, 1778, Jan., March and April, 1779, sworn to at Providence ; also, descriptive
list dated Feb. 3, 1781; Capt. Noah Allen's co., 1st Mass. regt.; age, 29 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light; hair, brown ; birthplace, Litchfield, Conn. ;
residence, Stockbridge; enlisted Jan. 1, 1777, by Capt. Stoddard at Stockbridge;
enlistment, during war; also, Private, Capt. Noah Allen's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's
(1st) regt.; muster rolls for Jan.-May, 1781, dated Garrison at West Point; re-
ported on command with Light Infantry Feb.-April, 1781 ; also, muster roll for
June, 1781 ; reported with Light Infantry ; also, muster roll for July, 1781, dated
Camp near Dobbs's Ferry ; reported on command with Light Infantry ; also, mus-
ter rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781, dated Camp at Peekskill; also, muster rolls for
Oct. and Nov., 1781, Jan. -March, 1782, dated Quarters, York Hutts; reported on
command at Verplanck's Point in Jan., 1782, on command at King's Ferry in
Feb. and March, 1782.

Johnson, Ozias (also given Oziah), Williamstown. Private, Capt. Zebulon Norten's
CO., Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 27, 1777; discharged
Aug. 14, 1777; service, 23 days, at the Northward; roll dated Equivalent; also,
list of men raised in Berkshire Co. to serve in the Continental Army for the term
of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, as returned by Trueman
Wheler, Muster Master, dated Great Barrington, June 5, 1778; also, descriptive
list of men raised in Berkshire Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their
arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. Williams's co.. Col. Diamond's regt. ; age, 20 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Williamstown ; arrived at Fish-
kill June 10 (also given June 7), 1778; also, list of men returned as received of
Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; also, list of
men returned as mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated
Fishkill, Aug. 1, 1778; also. Private, Capt. Israel Harris's co., Col. Benjamin
Simonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 12, 1780; discharged Oct. 19, 1780;
service, 11 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home; company marched to
Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm.

Johnson, Paul. 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, Peleg. Seaman, sloop " Providence," commanded by Capt. Hoysteed
Hacker ; list of men entitled to prize shares in the " Mellish " and " Active " [year
not given] .

Johnson, Peter, Andover. Private, Capt. Thomas Poor's co. of Minute-men, Col.
James Frye's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to
April 25, 1775, 7 days; reported enlisted Jan. 31, 1775; also, Capt. Thomas Poor's
CO., Col. James Frye's regt. ; return of men in camp at Cambridge, dated May 17,
1775; also, Capt. Benjamin Farnum's co.. Col. James Frye's regt.; receipt for
advance pay, signed by said Johnson and others, dated Cambridge, June 21, 1775 ;
also. Private, same co. and regt. ; company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775;
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 13,
1775; a/so. Private, Capt. Samuel Flint's co., Col. Samuel Johnson's regt.; en-
listed Aug. 25, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 19 days, at the
Northward, including 13 days (260 miles) travel liome; also, same co. and regt. ;
pay abstract for mileage from Scarsdale, N. Y., home ; mileage (260 miles)
allowed said Johnson ; warrant allowed in Council July 27, 1778.



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Johnson, Peter, Sudbury. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Smith's (Sudbury) co., Col.
James Barrett's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 2
days.

Johnson, Peter. Gunner, brigantine " Reprisal " (privateer) ; petition dated Sept.
30, 1776, signed by Sam. White, in behalf of himself and others, asking that John
Wheelwright be commissioned as commander of said vessel lying in Boston har-
bor ; ordered in Council Oct. 3, 1776, that a commission be issued.

Johnson, Peter. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suf-
folk Co., dated Boston, Jan. 19, 1777; Maj. Eben. Stevens's regt.

Johnson, Peter. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve
of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said county ;
age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, red ; haii-, red ; eyes, blue ; occupa-
tion, laborer; engaged for town of Woburn ; engaged Aug. 1, 1781 ; term, during
war.

Johnson, Pharaoh. Receipt given to Holton Johnson, dated Lynn, Dec. 20, 1776,
signed by said Johnson, for wages for 6 days service on the brig " Ann."

Johnson, Philip, Newburyport (also given Newbury). Private, Capt. Moses Now-
ell's CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days; also,
Capt. Benjamin Perkins's co., Col. Moses Little's (17th) regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1,1775; enlisted May 9,1775; service, 12 weeks; also, company return
[probably Oct., 1775] ; age, 18 yrs. ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent
in money dated Nov. 22, 1775.

Johnson, Philip, Shrewsbury. Private, Capt. Job Cushing's co. of Minute-men and
militia. Col. Artemas Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775,
to Cambridge; service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Job
Cushing's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en-
listed April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, company return dated Dor-
chester, Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Dorchester, Nov. 13, 1775; also. Private, Capt. John Maynard's co.. Col. Job
Cushing's regt.; marched Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 23, 1777; service,
6 days, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; company marched to Hadley
by order of Col. Denney on an alarm at Bennington ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Ephraim
Lyon's co. ; engaged June 20, 1778; discharged July 13, 1778; service, 26 days;
company joined Col. Wade's regt. June 22, 1778, for 21 days service at Rhode
Island; roll dated Grafton.

Johnson, Philip, Woburn. Private, Capt. John Walton's co., Col. Brooks's regt. ;
company return dated Oct. 31, 1776; reported sick in hospital; also, same co. and
regt.; enlisted Sept. 27, 1776; discharged Nov. 11, 1776; service, 1 mo. 26 days,
including 11 days (225 miles) travel home; roll dated North Castle.

Johnson, Philip. Enlistment agreement dated April 26, 1775, signed by said Johnson
and others, engaging themselves to serve until Dec. 31, 1775, unless sooner
discharged.

Johnson, Philip. Account showing sums of money to be paid from the public treasury
to sundry persons for losses sustained at battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill ;
amounts allowed in Council June 13, 1776.

Johnson, Philip. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Nov. 23, 1777; Capt. Lyman's co.. Col. Lee's regt.

Johnson, Phineas, Andover. Private, Capt. Thomas Poor's co. of Minute-men, Col.
James Frye's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service to April
25, 1775, 7 days; reported enlisted Jan. 31, 1775; also, Capt. Thomas Poor's co.,
Col. James Frye's regt. ; return of men in camp at Cambridge, dated May 17,
1775; also, receipt given to Capt. Benjamin Farnain, signed bj' said Johnson and



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Johnson, Phineas, continued.

others, for advance pay; receipt on reverse of roll, signed by Capt. Farnum, for
money for above men, dated Aug. -, 1775; also, Private, Capt. Benjamin Far-
num's CO., Col. James Frye's regt. ; company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6,
1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov.
13, 1775 ; also, account showing sums of money to be paid from the public treasury
to sundry persons for losses sustained at battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill;
amounts allowed in Council June 13, 1776.

Johnson, Primus. Enlistment agreement dated Dracut, Feb. 9, 1781, signed by said
Johnson and others, engaging themselves to serve in the Continental Army for
the term of 3 years, unless sooner discharged ; also, receipt dated Dracut, March
22, 1781, for bounty paid said Johnson by the town of Dracut to serve in the Conti-
nental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middle-
sex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer,
Superintendent for said county ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 1 in. ; complexion,
black; hair, black; eyes, black; occupation, farmer (also given cordwainer) ;
engaged for town of Dracut; engaged Feb. 16, 1781; term, 3 years; also, list of
men mustered in Middlesex Co.; said Johnson mustered Feb. 16, 1781, to the
credit of the town of Dracut; also. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt. ;
service from Jan. 1, 1782, 12 raos. ; also, Capt. Daniel Pilsbury's co., Lieut. Col.
Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; return for wages for Jan. -Dec, 1782; no wages
allowed said Johnson ; reported transferred from 10th Mass. regt. ; also, 4th co. ;
order dated Oct. 21, 1783, for wages for May-Sept, [year not given], appearing
in a register of orders accepted on account of wages.

Johnson, Reuben, Hopkinton. Private, Capt. John Homes's (Hopkinton) co.. Col.
Samuel Bullard's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Rox-
bury ; service, 12 days.

Johnson, Reuben, Woburn. Private, Capt. Samuel Belknap's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Woburn to Concord, thence to Cambridge; ser-
vice, 3 days ; company served until formation of army ; also, return of the train
band of the 1st Woburn co. under Capt. Josiah Johnson, made by Abijah Thomp-
son, Clerk, dated April 30, 1775.

Johnson, Reuben. Capt. Jacob Miller's co.. Col. Ephraim Doolittle's (24th) regt.;
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct.
31, 1775.

Johnson, Reuben. Private, Capt. Joseph Ilsley's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt. ; enlisted
Sept. 30, 1776; discharged Nov. 16, 1776; service, 2 mos., including 13 days (260
miles) travel home ; roll dated New Castle ; order for payment of above roll dated
at North Castle and signed by Capt. Ilsley.

Johnson, Reuben. Sergeant, Capt. Walter McFarland's co.. Col. Cyprian Howe's
regt. ; entered service July 24, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 10
days; regiment raised in Middlesex Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3
months and stationed at Rhode Island.

Johnson, Richard, Kingston. Receipt dated March 13, 1781, for bounty paid said
Johnson by Class No. 11 of the town of Kingston to serve in the Continental Army
for the term of 3 years; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Ileywood's co., Lieut. Col.
Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; muster rolls for April and May, 1781, dated West
Point; enlisted March 16 (also given March 10), 1781 ; enlistment, 3 years; also,
muster rolls for June and July, 1781 ; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, sworn to
at Camp Peekskill ; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781, sworn to at Camp Bald Hill ;
also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781, sworn to at Quarters, Highlands; also,
muster roll for Dec, 1781, dated New Boston and sworn to at Quarters, Highlands ;
also, descriptive list dated Jan. 1. 1782; Capt. Benjamin Heywood's co., 6th Mass.



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Johnson, Richard, continued.

regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8^ in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occu-
pation, yeoman ; birthplace, Kingston ; residence, Kingston ; engaged March 10,
1781; term, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Heywood's co., Lieut. Col.
Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. -March, 1782, dated Hutts, New-
Boston, and sworn to at Quarters, Highlands ; reported under inoculation in Jan.,
1782; a^so, muster rolls for April-Oct., 1782; a^so, Capt. Benjamin Heywood's
CO., 6th Mass. regt. ; muster roll for Nov., 1782 ; also, Capt. Benjamin Heywood's
(4th) CO., Col. Benjamin Tupper's (6th) regt.; muster rolls for Dec, 1782, Jan.,
March and April, 1783 ; balance of term of enlistment unexpired, 10 months 9
days.

Johnson, Robert. Private, Capt. Winthrop Boston's (Baston's) co. ; enlisted Jan. 31,
1776; company raised in North Yarmouth, Brunswick, Harpswell, New Glouces-
ter, New Boston (Gray), and Windham, Cumberland Co., for 2 months service
during the siege of Boston in 1776.

Johnson, Robert. Private, Capt. George King's co., Col. Hopkins's (Berkshire Co.)
regt.; enlisted July 15, 1776; discharged Aug. 2, 1776; service, 18 days; company
made up of detachments from four companies and marched to the Highlands,
N. Y. ; mileage out and home (224 miles) allowed ; also, Capt. Sylvanus Willcox's
CO., Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 8, 1777 ; dischai-ged
July 26, 1777 ; service, 19 days, with Northern army ; mileage home from camp
at Fort Edward (110 miles) allowed.

Johnson, Robert. Master, sloop " Britania ; " list of transports laden with provisions,
etc., for troops engaged on Penobscot expedition, as returned by John Lucas,
Commissary, dated Boston, July 12, 1779; entered service July 3, 1779.

Johnson, Robert. Descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. to serve in the
Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superintendent for said county ;
age, 30 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, dark ; occupation,
farmer ; engaged for town of Wilbraham ; engaged March 23, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Johnson, Robert. Certificate dated Juiy 9, 1781, signed by Jacob Haskins, Chairman
of a class of the town of Taunton, certifying that he had paid said Johnson £90
as a bounty to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also, descrip-
tive list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of
Dec. 2, 1780, returned as received of Brig. Gen. James Williams, Superintendent
for Bristol Co., by J. Pettingall, Major, 1st Mass. regt., at Boston, July 19, 1781 ;
age, 22 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 4^ in. ; complexion, light; occupation, laborer; engaged
July 9, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Johnson, Robert. Receipt dated Oct. 13, 1781 , for bounty paid said Johnson by John
Fuller, Chairman of Class No. 24 of the town of Middleborough, to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780.

Johnson, Rurrs, Bedford. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June
5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Mid-
dlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner; also, 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 9, 1780 ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 3 in. ; com-
plexion, dark ; engaged for town of Bedford ; arrived at Springfield July 8, 1780;
marched to camp July 9, 1780, under command of Lieut. Jackson of the artillery ;
a^so,listof 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 Bedford for service in the Conti-
nental Army during 1780; marched July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 12, 1780; ser-
vice, 5 mos. 17 days, travel (170 miles) included.



868 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Johnson, Rufus. Private, Capt. Addison Richardson's co.. Col. Wade's regt. ; enlisted
July 12, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, including 12
days (240 miles) travel home ; regiment detached from Essex Co. militia.

Johnson, Samson, Sanford. Private, Capt. Morgan Lewis's co., which marched
April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days.

Johnson, Samuel (also given Samuel, Jr.), Andover. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas
Poor's CO. of Minute-men, Col. James Frye's regt., which marched on the alarm
of April 19, 1775; service to April 25, 1775, 7 days; reported enlisted Jan. 31,
1775; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Poor's co., Col. James Frye's regt.; return
of men in camp at Cambridge, dated May 17, 1775; also, Capt. Benjamin Far-
num's CO., Col. James Frye's regt.; company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6,
1775; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. John Peabody's 1st (Andover) co., 4th Essex Co.
regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regi-
ment, as returned by Samuel Johnson and others, field officers, dated Andover,
March 26, 1776; ordered in Council April 3, 1776, that said officers be commis-
sioned; reported commissioned April 3, 1776; also, Captain of a company raised
in Andover and Bradford; return made by Aaron AVood, Chairman of a com-
mittee appointed in Essex Co. by resolve of June 20, 1776, to raise men to
reinforce Continental Army in Canada and New York; also. Captain, Col. Wig-
glesworth's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from Albany home, sworn to
March 7, 1777; 210 miles travel allowed said Johnson; also. Captain of a com-
pany raised in Andover, Haverhill, Methuen, Bradford, and Boxford; list dated
Ipswich, April 30, 1777, of officers appointed to command men drafted from Brig.
Michael Farley's (Essex Co.) brigade, agreeable to resolve of April 11, 1777, and
ordered to march to Rhode Island to reinforce troops under Gen. Spencer ; also.
Captain, Col. Titcomb's regt. ; arrived at place of rendezvous April 27, 1777; dis-
charged June 27, 1777; service, 2 mos. 9 days, including travel (157 miles) to
place of rendezvous and from place of discharge home; enlistment, 2 months
from time of arrival at Providence, R. I.; roll dated Bristol; also, petition
addressed to the Council, signed by Samuel Johnson, Colonel, 4th Essex Co. regt.
of Mass. militia, stating that officers for two companies in his regiment had been
chosen, and requesting that they be commissioned ; said Johnson chosen Captain of
1st (Andover) co. formerly commanded by Capt. John Peabody ; ordered in Coun-
cil Aug. 7, 1777, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned Aug.
7, 1777; also, Captain, Col. Johnson's regt.; engaged Aug. 14, 1777; discharged
Nov. 30, 1777; service, 4 mos., with Northern army, including 13 days (265
miles) travel home ; also, return for rations allowed officers in Col. Samuel John-



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