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Groton ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated North Kingston, Dec. 18,
1777; enlistment, 6 months from July 1, 1777.

Johnston, Jonathan. Descriptive list of men raised in Cumberland Co. to serve in
the Continental Army for the terra of 9 months from the time of their arrival at
camp, agreeable to resolve of April 13 [20], 1778, and mustered in from Gen.
Thompson's brigade May 19, 1778, certified at Falmouth, June 15, 1778, by Daniel
Ilsley, Muster Master, as mustered and delivered to Maj. James Johnson, Super-
intendent for said county ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft; complexion, light.

Johnston, Josiah. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Taylor's 16th (also given 15th) co.,
Lieut. Col. David Wells's (5th Hampshire Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of offi-
cers; commissioned Nov. 18, 1779.

Johnston, Josiah. Private; pay roll of officers and men detached from 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, Lawrence, Becket. Private, Capt. John Wiley's co.. Col. Michael Jack-
son's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 21, 1777, to
Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Becket; credited to town of Cambridge; term, during
war (also given 3 years) .



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Johnston, Lawrence. Capt. Freedom Cbamberlaia's co., Col. Bailey's regt. ; receipt
for bounty coat dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 18, 1775, signed by said Johnston,
a soldier in Capt. Chamberlain's co., Col. Bailey's regt. ; certificate on reverse of
receipt, signed by Col. John Thomas, certifies that said Johnston belonged to Capt.
Chamberliu's co.

Johnston, Miller. Petition dated Boston, Dec. 5, 1782, signed by said Johnston, in
behalf of John Lawhorn, of North Carolina, asking that he be commissioned as
commander of the sloop " Little Bachelor " (privateer) ; advised in Council Dec. 6,
1782, that a commission be issued.

Johnston, Nathan, Sherburne. Private, Capt. Samuel King's co.. Col. Josiah "Whit-
ney's regt. ; service from Aug. 26, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 2 mos. 5 days ; roll dated
Camp at Hull; also, same co. and regt.; service from Nov. 1, 1776, to Dec. 1,
1776, 1 mo. 3 days.

Johnston, Nathan. Corporal, Capt. Jacob Miller's co.. Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 16 days.

Johnston, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Rufus Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's
(7th) regt.; muster rolls for Sept.-Nov., 1781; enlisted March 17, 1781; enlist-
ment, 3 years ; reported on command with Col. Swift in Sept., 1781, on command
at " Block house Clove " in Oct.-Nov., 1781 ; also, muster rolls for Dec, 1781, and
Jan., 1782, dated West Point; reported on command at New Windsor in Jan.,
1782.

Johnston, Obadiah, [New] Marlborough. Private, Capt. Moses Soule's co.. Col. John
Fellows's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service,
3 mos. 1 day.

V' Johnston, Primus. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt.; service from Feb.
16,1781, 10 mos. 14 days.

Johnston, Richard. Private, Capt. Thomas Wills's co., Col. Daniel Morgan's 11th
Virginia regt. (also given " the 11 And 15th Regiment of foot in the Service of the
United States ") ; pay roll for Oct., 1778.

Johnston, Richard. Fifer, State ship "Tartar," commanded by Capt. John Cath-
cart; engaged July 16, 1782; discharged Nov. 20, 1782; service, 4 mos. 4 days.
Roll sworn to at Boston.

Johnston, Samuel. Private, Capt. Daniel Sullivan's co., Col. Benjamin Foster's
(Lincoln Co.) regt.; discharged Oct. 11, 1777; service, 1 mo. 16 days; company
marched to Machias three different times.

Johnston, Samuel. Adjutant and Brigade Major, Col. Henry Sherburne's regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 13, 1777, to May 16, 1779 ;
reported as serving 18 mos. 8 days as Adjutant, 8 mos. 25 days as Major; also
reported discharged May 16, 1779.

Johnston, Samuel. Captain's Clerk, brigantine "Active," commanded by Capt.
Allen Hallet; engaged May 25, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; service, 3 mos.
7 days. Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.

Johnston, Seth. Private; pay roll of officers and men detached from Col. Gill's regt.
for service under Capt. John Armstrong on a 40 days expedition to Rhode Island ;
service, 14 days ; warrant allowed in Council Aug. -, 1782.

Johnston, Simeon, Dublin. Private, Capt. Jacob Miller's co.. Col. Ephraim Doo-
little's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; service, 3
mos. 4 days.

Johnston, Solomon, Woodbury, Conn. Capt. James Horton's co.. Col. Baldwin's
regt. of artificers ; copy of a company return dated July 20, 1780 ; engaged Feb.
20, 1778 ; term, 3 years ; company reported as Ijelonging to Connecticut.



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Johnston, /' CO., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; age, 21 (also given 19) yrs; stature, 5

ft. 5 in. ; complexion, negro ; hair, black ; occupation, sailor (also given farmer) ;
birthplace, Barnstable; residence, Barnstable; enlisted Dec. 9, 1779 (also given
Nov. -, 1779, by Lieut. Freeman) ; enlistment, during war ; also, Capt. Lincoln's
CO., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; list of men tried by coui'ts-martial subse-
quentto Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Jolley tried June 21, 1782, by regimental court-martial,
Capt. Mills, President, on charge of abusing a soldier; sentenced to receive 30
lashes ; reported pardoned ; also, same co. and regt. ; list of men who died or
were discharged subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; said Jolley discharged June 8, 1783,
by Gen. Washington, term of enlistment having expired.

Jolley, Jabez, Cape Cod. List of prisoners exchanged at Rhode Island and delivered
j to John Ayers, as returned by M. Reed, Secretary, dated Newport, Feb. 11, 1777 ;

reported a Seaman.

Jolley, Nathaniel. List of 9 months men ; entered service July 24, 1779 ; discharged
April 24, 1780; term, 9 months.

Jolley, Thomas, Harwich. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
2d Barnstable Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Abijah Bangs and Maj. Zenas
AVinslow, dated Feb. 24, 1778 ; residence, Harwich ; engaged for town of Harwich.

Jolley, Thistham. Boy, brigantine "Independence," commanded by Capt. Simeon
Samson; engaged July [June] 8, 1776; service to Sept. 22, 1776, 3 mos. 14 days;
roll dated Plymouth ; also, same vessel and commander; engaged Sept. 23, 1776;
service to Jan. 1, 1777, 3 mos. 8 days ; also, Seaman, same vessel and commander ;
engaged Jan. 1, 1777; service to July 5, 1777, 6 mos. 5 days.

JoLLS, Thomas. Capt. Hamilton's co. ; company receipt for wages for Oct., 1776, dated
Ticonderoga Mills.



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JoLLS, Thomas. Sergeant, Capt. Peter Woodbury's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; en-
gaged July 28, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; company marched to Bennington
July 28, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Stark. Roll dated Petersham.

Jolly, Jabez. Drummer, Capt. Rufus Lincoln's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th)
regt. ; muster rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated West Point; also, muster rolls for
June-Aug., 1781 ; reported on command with Col. Scamel; also, muster roll for
Dec, 1781, dated West Point.

Jolly, Nathan. Private, Capt. Abijah Bangs's co., Col. Dike's regt.; muster roll for
Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 13, 1776; credited to town of Harwich; re-
ported discharged Dec. 13, 1776; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Jolly, Thomas, Gloucester. Private, Capt. Page's co.. Col. Benjamin Tupper's regt. ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 18, 1777, to Jan. 1, 1778;
residence, Gloucester; credited to town of Gloucester; reported died Jan. 7, 1778;
also, Capt. Samuel Page's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ; subsistence allowed
from date of enlistment, Jan. 18, 1777, to time of arrival at Bennington ; credited
with 67 days allowance ; travel (260 miles) allowed said JoUr ; the Captain and
1st Lieutenant to march April 1, 1777, and the rest to march March 12, 1777.



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