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vice, 3 mos., 1 week, 1 day; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; aJso, receipt
for bounty coat dated Camp at lloxbury, Nov. 9, 1775.



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 881

Johnson, William, Newport (also given Lanesborough). Descriptive list of men
raised in Berkshire Co. in 1779 to serve in the Continental Army ; age, 28 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; engaged for town of Lanesborough ; delivered to Capt.
Bailey; reported a negro; also, Private, Capt. Woodbridge's co., Col. Calvin
Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 10, 1780, to
Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Newport; also, descriptive list dated West Point, Jan.
25, 1781 ; Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; age, 33 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; com-
plexion, black; hair, black; eyes, black; residence, Lanesborough ; enlisted May
15, 1780, by Capt. Woodbridge ; enlistment, during war.

Johnson, William, Norwich. Private, Capt. Nathan Peters's co.. Col. Timothy
Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; service, 2 mos. 23 days.

Johnson, William, Reading. Private, Capt. John Bacheller's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Ebenezer Bridge's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
13 days ; also, list of training soldiers of a company in Reading under Capt.
Thomas Eaton [year not given, probably 1775] ; also, list endorsed " Camp at
Cambridge June 13th 1775," of men belonging to Col. Samuel Gerrish's regt. who
took the oath in Middlesex Co. June 10, 1775, required by Congress to be taken
by the Mass. army, as returned by Capt. Samuel Sprague ; also, Sergeant, Capt.
Samuel Sprague's (9th) co., Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin's (late Col. Gerrish's)
37th (also given 38th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 22,
1775 ; service, 2 mos. 15 days ; also, return for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Camp
at Chelsea; also, company return dated Chelsea, Oct. 2, 1775; also, list of men
entitled to receive bounty coats, dated Nov. 10, 1775.

Johnson, William, Salem. Descriptive list of men mustered by Thomas Newhall,
Muster Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Peirce's co., Col. Bigelow's regt.; age,
27 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, light; hair, black; occupation, gold-
smith ; residence, Salem ; mustered March 29, 1780, at request of Capt. Peirce.

Johnson, William, Sheffield. Return of men raised for Continental service probably
from Capt. Goodrich's co. ; engaged for town of Great Barrington ; joined Capt.
Bartlett's co., Col. Weston's (Wesson's) regt.; term, 3 years (also given during
war); also, list of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by
Trueman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co.; Capt. Ward's co. ; also,
Private, Capt. William Watson's co.. Col. James Wesson's (9th) regt.; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; resi-
dence, Sheffield; also, (late) Capt. Nahum Ward's co.. Col. Wesson's regt.;
return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777; also, Capt. Wat-
son's CO., Col. Wesson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 1, 1780, to Sept. 22, 1780; reported deserted Sept. 22, 1780; also, list of
deserters from 9th Mass. regt. subsequent to Jan. 1, 1780, dated West Point, Dec.
24, 1780 [no particulars given].

Johnson, William, Taunton. Private, Capt. James Williams, Jr.'s co. of Minute-men,
which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Rox-
bury; discharged April 29, 1775; service, 12 days; also, 3d co. commanded by
Lieut. Noah Dean, Col. George Williams's i"egt. ; service, 16 days; company
marched from Taunton to Warren, R. I., via Rehoboth, on the alarm at Rhode
Island of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Joshua Wilbore's co.. Col. John Hathaway's
regt.; service, 23 days, at Rhode Island; company drafted from Taunton, Rayn-
ham, and Easton, in April, 1777; also, Capt. Josiah King's co. ; service, 32 days,
at Rhode Island ; company marched from Taunton Sept. 29, 1777, under com-
mand of Col. George Williams on a secret expedition and was discharged Oct. 29,
1777; also, Capt. James Macomber's (3d) co., Col. Mitchel's (Bristol Co.) regt.
commanded by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. Gen. Godfrey's brigade ; ser-
vice, 8 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., Aug. 2, 1780, on an alarm.



882 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Johnson, William, Wilton. Private, Capt. John Wood's co., Col. Paul Dudley Sar-
gent's regt. ; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, receipt for bounty coat
dated Cambridge Camp before Boston, Nov. 11, 1775.

Johnson, William, 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 men probably belonging to 2d Parish in Woburn,
dated May 8, 1775.

Johnson, William. Private; list of men returned as serving on main guard under
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin, dated July 3, 1775.

Johnson, William. 4th Corporal, Capt. Samuel King's co. ; company receipt for
advance pay for 1 month, dated Salem, Sept. 25, 1775 ; also, same co. ; enlisted
July 14, 1775; service, 6 mos. 2 days; company stationed at Salem and Lynn for
defence of seacoast.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. Moses Nowell's (Newburyport) co. ; enlisted July
11, 1775; discharged Jan. 1, 1776; service, 6 mos. 7 days; company stationed at
Newburyport for defence of seacoast. Roll sworn to at Ipswich.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. David Kingman's co.. Col. Edward Mitchell's
regt. ; service, 6 days, on an alarm at Squantum, or Braintree Farms, in March,
1776.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. William Crocker's co.; service from March 1, 1776,
to Aug. 31, 1776, 6 mos.; company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., for
defence of seacoast; also, Capt. William Crocker's co.. Col. Mitchel's regt.; ser-
vice from Aug. 31, 1776, to date of discharge, Nov. 23, 1776, 2 mos. 23 days ; com-
pany stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co., for defence of seacoast.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. Nathan Alden's co.. Col. Edward Mitchell's regt. ;
service, 15 days ; company marched to Rhode Island under command of Lieut.
John Whitman on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. Ephraim Fitch's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25,
1777; enlisted Jan. 4, 1777; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. John King's co.. Col. Ashely's (Ashley's) Berkshire
Co. regt.; enlisted July 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 15, 1777; service, 25 days;
mileage home (74 miles) allowed.

Johnson, William. Petition dated Boston, Nov. 25, 1777, signed by Tristram Dalton,
of Newburyport, asking that said Johnson be commissioned as commander of the
brigantine "Independence" (privateer); ordered in Council Nov. 25, 1777, that
a commission be issued.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. Cadwallader Ford's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt. of guards ; enlisted Nov. 4, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 30 days, at
Fort No. 2, Cambridge, guarding troops of convention ; also, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll dated Cambridge, March 2, 1778 ; rei)orted on furlough ; also, company
receipt for wages, etc., given to Capt. Cadwallader Ford, dated Wilmington, May
22, 1778.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. Isaac Woods's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's (1st)
regt. of guards; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June 1, 1778; enlisted
April 1, 1778; enlistment, 3 months from April 2 (also given April 1), 1778; also,
same co. and regt. ; joined April 1, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 3 days, at Cambridge.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. Thomas Whipple's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's
regt. ; enlisted March 30, 1778 ; service to July 3, 1778, 3 mos. 3 days, guarding
troops of convention; mileage (91 miles) allowed. Roll sworn to in Worcester
Co.



m THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 883



Johnson, William. Private, Capt. Daniel Gilbert's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ;
service from Aug. 2, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 16 da3's, at Rhode Island, in-
cluding travel (98 miles) home. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co.. Col. John Brown's regt. ; en-
listed June 29, 1777; discharged July 21, 1777; service, 24 days, with Northern
army ; mileage from camp home (120 miles) allowed ; company ordered out by
Brig. Gen. Fellows and Committee of Safety at request of Maj. Gen. Schuyler;
roll certified at Sheffield; also, Capt. Enoch Noble's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt.;
enlisted May 20, 1778; discharged Feb. 7, 1779; service, 8 mos. 19 days, at North
river; enlistment, 8 months from time of arrival at Fishkill; roll sworn to in
Berkshire Co.; also, same co. and regt.; payroll for Sept., 1778; reported sick
in hospital, not joined since muster; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Oct.,
1778; reported joined.

Johnson, William. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Livermore's co. ; muster roll dated Rut-
land, Aug. 2, 1779 ; enlistment, 3 months, to expire Sept. 30, 1779 ; also, same co. ;
joined July 7, 1779; discharged Oct. 4, 1779; service, 2 mos. 28 days, with guards
at Rutland Barracks. Roll dated Spencer.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lakin's co., Col. John Jacobs's (Light
Infantry) regt. ; enlisted Sept. 16 (also given Sept. 13), 1779; discharged Nov. 16,
1779; service, 2 mos. 3 (also given 2 mos. 8) days, at Rhode Island; also, same
CO. and regt. ; pay rolls for Sept.-Nov., 1779, sworn to at Newport.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. Thomas Marshall Baker's co., Col. Samuel Den-
ney's regt.; enlisted Oct. 23, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11
days, including travel (10 days) home ; company raised for 3 months and ordered
to march to Claverack. Roll dated Upton.

Johnson, William. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Lovejoy's (9th) co., 4th Essex
Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned Oct. 7, 1779; also, 1st
Lieutenant, Capt. Jonathan Ayer's (14th) co., 4th Essex Co. regt. of Mass. militia ;
list of officers ; commissioned July 3, 1780.

Johnson, William. Private, Capt. Philip Ammidon's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ;
enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 15 days, including 3
days (52 miles) travel home ; company ordered to Rhode Island on the alarm of
July 27, 1780; also, 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 Wash-
burn, Superintendent for said county ; Capt. Ammidon's co.. Col. Tyler's regt.;
age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark; occupation, blacksmith ; en-
gaged for town of Mendon ; engaged Feb. 8, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Johnson, William. Seaman, State sloop " Winthrop," commanded by Capt. George
Little ; engaged May 31, 1782 ; discharged Sept. 14, 1782 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days.
Roll sworn to at Boston.

Johnson, William, Jr., 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, William P. Pay roll of Maj. Thomas Thomas's (Artillery) co. for service
on expedition to Rhode Island in 1778.

Johnson, Zedekiah, Holliston. Private, Capt. Aaron Gardner's co.. Col. Brooks's
regt.; company return endorsed " 1776;" reported sent with the wounded; also
reported in the country.

Johnson, Zedekiah, Hutchinson (Barre). Private; list of men returned as serving
on picket guard under Maj. Loammi Baldwin, dated May 11, 1775; also, Capt.
John Black's co., Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;



884 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Johnson, Zedekiah, contimied.

enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 2 daj's; also, (late) Capt. John Black's co..
Col. Jonathan Brewer's reirt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Camp Prospect Hill, Oct. 26, 1775.

Johnson, Zed'h. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Winch's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's regt. ;
engaged Aug. 16, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 25 days, in
Northern department, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home.

Johnston, Adam. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate
" Hague," commanded by Capt. John Manley.

Johnston, Asa. Private, Capt. Thomas Cowdin's co.. Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ; en-
listed Nov. 1, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 23, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 2 days, at Claverack,
including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental
Army in the State of New York for 3 months.

Johnston, Barachiah, Williamstown. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Sloane's co. of Minute-
men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; engaged April 22,
1775; discharged May 5, 1775; service, 14 days.

Johnston, Barnabas. Seaman, State sloop " Winthrop," commanded by Capt. George
Little; engaged Dec. 5, 1782; service to Dec. 26, 1782, 22 days; reported "run."

Johnston, Benjamin. Private, Capt. John Chadwick's co.. Col. Brewer's regt. ; return
dated Jan. 22, 1778; mustered by T. Wheeler; reported not joined.

Johnston, Benjamin. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax
to Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Bat.
Fox, Commissary of Prisoners ; reported a Seaman.

Johnston, Christopher. List of prisoners to be returned in exchange for British
prisoners sent to New York in the cartel "Favorite," as returned by Robert Pier-
pont. Commissary of Prisoners [year not given] ; said Johnston, a Seaman, to be
exchanged for James Mitchell, Seaman (also given John Blamper, Seaman).

Johnston, Comfort, Williamstown. Private, Capt. Abiathar Angel's co.. Col. David
Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3
mos. 1 week.

Johnston, Daniel, Nobletown. Private, Capt. John McKinstrj^'s co.. Col. Patterson's
regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 7, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days.

Johnston, Daniel, Sheffield. Sergeant, Capt. William Beacon's co.. Col. John Fel-
lows's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; service, 3 mos.
1 day.

Johnston, Daniel, Williamstown. Private, Capt. Samuel Sloane's co. of Minute-men,
which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; engaged April 22, 1775 ;
discharged May 5, 1775 ; service, 14 days.

Johnston, David. Lieutenant, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's
(1st Rhode Island) battalion; muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1778; reported on
command recruiting.

Johnston, Ebenezer. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt.; service from
Feb. 1, 1781, 11 mos.

Johnston, Elisha, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Jacob Miller's co.. Col. Ephraim Doo-
little'sregt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 1, 1775; service, 2 mos.
6 days

Johnston, Ezra. Pilot, schooner "Active," commanded by Capt. Andrew Gardner;
pay roll for wages for 1 month, dated Boston, Oct. 6, 17"8-



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 885

Johnston, George. Corporal, Capt. Jonathan Sawyer's co., Col. Edmund Phinney's
regt. ; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George, Dec. 8, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1,
1776; discharged Aug. 15, 1776; reported promoted to Sergeant Feb. 1, 1776.

Johnston, George. List of deserters from Col. Bailey's (2d) regt. subsequent to
Jan. 1, 1777, as returned by Ezra Badlam, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant;
enlistment, during war; deserted March 12, 1777.

Johnston, George. Seaman, state sloop " Winthrop," commanded by Capt. George
Little ; engaged July 25, 1782 ; discharged Nov. 25, 1782 ; service, 4 mos. Roll
sworn to at Boston.

Johnston, Guy, Sharon. Private, Capt. John McKinstry's co.. Col. Patterson's regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 9, 1775 ; service, 3 mos.

Johnston, Hugh. Order on Paymaster, Col. Ezra "Wood's regt., payable to Lieut.
David Cowdon, dated Continental Village, Jan. 10, 1779, signed by said Johnston,
for wages due for 8 mos. service.

Johnston, Isaac, Maiden. Private, Capt. Ephraim Cleavland's co.. Col. Michael
Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 7, 1777, to
Dec. 31, 1779; residence. Maiden; credited to town of Maiden; term, 3 years.

Johnston, Isaac, Williamsburg. Descriptive list of deserters from Col. Elisha Por-
ter's regt., dated July 22, 1776; Capt. Israel Chapin's co. ; age, 27 yrs. ; stature,
6 ft. 1 in.; complexion, light; residence, Williamsburg; deserted June 8, 1776;
reported returned to duty July 17, 1776, and pardoned.

Johnston, Isaac. Private ; pay roll of officers and men detached fi'om Col. Gill's regt.
for service under Capt. John Armstrong on a 40 days expedition to Rhode Island ;
service, 27 days ; warrant allowed in Council Aug. -, 1782.

Johnston, Isaac. Boy, State ship "Tartar," commanded by Capt. John Cathcart;
engaged May 19, 1782; discharged Nov. 20, 1782; service, 6 mos. 1 day; roll
sworn to at Boston ; also, Seaman, State sloop " Winthrop," commanded by Capt.
George Little; engaged Dec. 14, 1782; discharged March 17, 1783; service, 3 mos.
4 days.

Johnston, Isaiah. Quarter Master, Col. John Robinson's regt. ; muster roll of field
and staff officers, dated North Kingston, Dec. 18, 1777; commissioned July 2,
1777; engagement, 6 months, to expire Jan. 1, 1778.

Johnston, Ithamar, Dublin. Private, Capt. Jacob Miller's co.. Col. Ephraim Doo-
little's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service,
3 mos. 16 days.

Johnston, Ithamar, HoUiston. Descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 28, 1781;
Capt. Luther Bailey's co., 2d Mass. regt. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark ;
hair, black ; residence, Holliston ; enlisted April -, 1777, by Lieut. Muzzy at
Holliston ; enlistment, during war.

Johnston, Jacob. Private, Capt. John Scott's detachment; enlisted Dec. 6, 1776; dis-
charged Dec. 21, 1776; service, 10 daj's; detachment raised in Machias to rein-
force troops under Col. Jonathan Eddy engaged in operations against the British
garrison stationed at Fort Cumberland. Roll dated Machias.

Johnston, Jacob. Private, Capt. Silas Goodrich's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire
Co.) regt.; service between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21, 1777, 3 days, under Brig. Gen.
Stark ; company served in action at Bennington Aug. 16, 1777, and was dis-
charged by Brig. Gen. Stark.

Johnston, James, Andover. Private, Capt. Samuel King's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt.; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov, 1, 1776, 3 mos.; roll dated Camp at
Hull ; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Dec. 1, 1776, 1 mo.
3 davs, including travel home.



886 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Johnston, James, Lanesborough. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster
Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, April 13, 1777; Capt. Brown's co., Col.
Bigelow's regt.; term, 3 5'ears; also, Private, Colonel's co.. Col. Timothy Bige-
low's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to
April 10, 1780; residence, Lanesborough.

Johnston, James. Capt. Foster's co. of artillery; return of the main guard made by
Abijah Brown, officer of the day, June 22, 1775 ; said Johnston reported as con-
fined for 1 night by Lieut. Smith for disobeying orders and absenting himself
from the company without leave.

Johnston, James. Petition dated Boston, Nov. 21, 1777, signed by said Johnston, in
behalf of William Erskine and others, asking that he be commissioned as com-
mander of the brigantine " Pallas " (privateer) ; ordered in Council Nov. 21, 1777,
that a commission be issued.

Johnston', James. Seaman, State ship " Tartar," commanded by Capt. John Cath-
cart; engaged July 11,1782; discharged Nov. 11, 1782; service, 4 mos. Roll
sworn to at Boston.

Johnston, Jasper, Newton. Sergeant, Capt. Joshua Brown's co., Col. Timothy Bige-
low's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 15, 1777, to
Dec. 31, 1779; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777,
dated Van Schaick's Island ; enlisted April 15, 1777 ; enlistment, 3 years ; also,
same co. and regt.; return dated Feb. 3, 1778; residence, Newton; enlisted for
town of Newton; mustered by Suffolk Co. Muster Master; also, same co. and
regt.; payroll for Feb., 1779, sworn to at Providence; also, (late) Capt. Joshua
Brown's co., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; muster roll for March and April,
1779, sworn to at Providence.

Johnston, John, Ludlow. Corporal, Capt. Oliver's co.. Col. John Greaton's regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 24, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779;
reported as serving 7 mos. 7 days as Corporal, 26 mos. as Sergeant; also, Capt.
Robert Oliver's co.. Col. Greaton's regt. ; return [year not given] ; residence,
Ludlow ; enlisted for town of Ludlow ; mustered by County Muster Master Wood-
bridge; enlistment, 3 years; also, Capt. Edward Cumpston's co.. Col. Greaton's
(2d) regt. ; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who
had not been absent subsequently except on furlough, etc.

Johnston, John, Pelham. Private, Capt. Isaac Gray's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's

regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos.

8 days.
Johnston, John, Woburn. Descriptive list dated 'West Point, Jan. 10, 1781 ; Capt.

Smith's CO., Col. Putnam's (5th) regt.; rank. Corporal; age, 16 yrs. 7 mos.;

stature,5ft. 6i^in. ; complexion, light; hair, light; eyes, gray; residence, Woburn ;

enlisted Feb. 6, 1780, by Lieut. Eysandeau; enlistment, during war; company

joined from 15th regt.

Johnston, John, AVorcaster. Descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 10, 1781 ; Capt.
Smith's CO., Col. Putnam's (5th) regt.; rank. Private; age, 17 yrs. 2 mos.;
stature, 4 ft. 11 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; eyes, gray; residence,
Worcester; enlisted Nov. 7, 1779, by Capt. Peirce; enlistment, during war; com-
pany joined from 15th regt.

Johnston, John. Captain, Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to July 31, 1777; reported resigned
July 31, 1777.

Johnston, John. Private, Capt. John Thompson's co., Col. Porter's (Hampshire Co.)
regt. ; marched Sept. 23, 1777 ; discharged Sept. 27, 1777 ; service, 8 days, including
4 days (SO miles) travel home ; company marched to reinforce Northern army
under Maj. Gen. Gates on an alarm.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 887

Johnston, John. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co., Col. Benjamin Foster's (Lin-
coln Co.) regt. ; reported discharged Sept. 23, 1777; service, 20 days; company
marched to Machias three different times.

Johnston, John. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Silver Eel " from Halifax to
Boston Oct. 8, 1778, to be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Bat.
Fox, Commissary of Prisoners ; reported a Seaman.

Johnston, John. Seaman, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John
Cathcart; engaged May 12, 1779; discharged June 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 11
days ; roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; also, same vessel and commander ; engaged
June 24, 1779; discharged Sept. 6, 1779; service, 2 mos. 14 days; roll sworn to
at Boston.

Johnston, John. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Cowdin's co., Col. Samuel Denny's regt. ;
engaged Nov. 1, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 2 days, at Clav-
erack, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce
Continental Army in the state of New York for 3 months.

Johnston, John. Matross, Capt. Jonathan W. Edes's (4th) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's
(Artillery) regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos.; roll sworn
to at Boston ; also, descriptive return made by order of Gen. Heath, dated Jan.
10, 1781; Capt. Thomas Vose's co., 3d Artillery regt.; rank, Matross; age, 25
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, light; engaged Nov. 14, 1777, by Lieut.
Donell ; term, during war.

Johnston, John. Master-at-arms, State sloop " Winthrop," commanded by Capt.
George Little; engaged Aug. 8, 1782; discharged Nov. 25, 1782; service, 3 mos.
17 days. Roll sworn to at Boston.

Johnston, John. Seaman, State sloop "Winthrop," commanded by Capt. George
Little; engaged Dec. 5, 1782; service to Dec. 26, 1782, 22 days; reported "Run."

Johnston, John. List of prisoners sent from New York to Portsmouth, N. H., to be
exchanged for British prisoners [year not given] ; reported 2d Lieutenant of
Marines.

Johnston, Jonah. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lakin's co.. Col. John Robinson's regt.;
discharged Dec. 13, 1777; service, 2 mos. 15 days, at Rhode Island; travel home
(10 days) allowed said Johnston; reported enlisted July 7, 1777; roll sworn to at



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