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prisoners brought to Marblehead in the sloop "Pacific" to be exchanged for
British prisoners, as returned by Thomas Stone, Commissary [year not given] ;
said Holbrook, a Seaman, reported as having been taken in a trading vessel by
the British ship " Milford."

Holbrook, Ziba. Private, Capt. Ichabod Thayer's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt. ;
enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 15 days; company
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

Holbrooke, Daniel. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to I'esolve of June 5, 1780, returned as re-
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield,
July 9, 1780 ; a^e, 23 yrs. ; stature, 6 ft. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town
of Wrentham ; arrived at Springfield July 8, 1780 ; marched to camp July 9, 1780,
under command of Lieut. Jackson, of the artillery.

Holbrooks, John, Petersham. Private, Capt. Thomas Fish's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's
regt.; enlisted July 28, 1779; discharged Dec. 17, 1779; service, -l mos. 25 days,
at Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Newport ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll
for Dec, 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 5 days service at Rhode
Island, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home.

HoLBRouK, Samuel. Private, Capt. Freedom Chamberlin's co.. Col. Cary's regt. ;
company return dated " Cortlands Manner," Nov. 22, 1776.

HoLBURT, Elisha, Sheffield. Descriptive list dated Lenox, Aug. 20, 1781, of men
raised in Berkshire Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, and delivered to
William Walker, Superintendent for said county ; Capt. Noble's co.. Col. Ashley's
regt.; age, 21 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 11 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occupa-
tion, cabinet maker; residence, Sheffield; enlisted for town of Sheffield; enlist-
ment, 3 years; reported receipted for by Maj. Ashley.

HoLCOM, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Elijah Deming's detachment from Col. Ashley's
regt. ; enlisted June 4, 1778 ; discharged July 15, 1778 ; service, 41 days ; detach-
ment ordered to Albany by Gen. John Fellows.

HoLCOM, Roger. Private, Capt. Elijah Deming's detachment from Col. Ashley's
regt.; enlisted June 4, 1778; discharged July 15, 1778; service, 41 days; detach-
ment ordered to Albany by Gen. John Fellows.

HoLCOMB, . [This name also appears under the form of Hocomb, Hocum, Hocuml),

Holcom, Holcum, Holcumb, Holscomb.]



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HoLCOMB, AzABiAH. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ;
arrived at camp June 23, 1778; discharged Jan. 27, 1779; service, 7 mos! 22 days,
at North river, N. Y., including 3 days to prepare for camp and 14 days (280
miles) travel out and home; company raised for 8 months; also, Capt. Samuel
Thrall's co. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 9, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 29
days, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home, under Col. Marinus Willet " on
Mohawk River ; " company raised for 3 months.

HoLCOMB, Benjamin, Simsbury [Conn.]. Sergeant, Capt. Isaac Colton's co., Col.
David Brewer's (9th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 20,
1775 ; service, 2 mos. 16 days ; also, Capt. Isaac Colton's co., Col. E-ufus Put-
nam's (late Brewer's) regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Camp at Roxbury, Dec. 22, 1775.

HoLCOMB, Bethuel. Private, Capt. John Carpenter's co. of guards; enlisted Oct. 4,
1779; discharged Jan. 4, 1780; service, 3 mos.; company raised for 3 months
from time of joining and stationed at Springfield. Roll sworn to in Hamp-
shire Co.

HoLcoMB, Eldad. 3d Corporal, Capt. William Cooley's co., Col. John Mosley's
(Hampshire Co.) regt.; engaged Oct. 21, 1776; discharged Nov. 17, 1776; ser-
vice, 28 days ; mileage out and return (320 miles) allowed ; company marched
under command of Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson to reinforce Northern army;
roll dated Granville; also, Sergeant, Capt. Aaron Coe's co., Col. John Moseley's
(Hampshire Co.) regt.; entered service Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 23, 1777;
service, 33 days ; company marched by order of Gen. Gates to reinforce Northern
army on an alarm.

HoLCOMB, Eldad. Private, Capt. Samuel Thrall's co. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1781; dis-
charged Nov. 9, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 29 days, including 9 days (180 miles) travel
home, under Col. Marinus Willet "on Mohawk River;" company raised for 3
months.

HoLcoMB, Eli, Simsbury [Conn.]. Corporal, Capt. Isaac Colton's co.. Col. David
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 20, 1775 ; service, 2
mos. 16 days; also, Capt. Colton's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's (late Brewer's) 9th
regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury,
Dec. 22, 1775.

HoLCOMB, Elishama, Simsbury [Conn.]. Private, Capt. Malcolm Henery's co., Col.
David Brewer's regt.; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Henry's
CO., Col. Rufus Putnam's (late Brewer's) 9th regt.; order for bounty coat or its
equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Dec. 23, 1775.

HoLCOMB, James. Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co., Col. John Ashley, Jr.'s (Berk-
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 15, 1780; discharged Oct. 17, 1780; service, 4 days;
company marched to the Northward by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows on an alarm
at the time Forts Ann and George were taken by the enemy. Roll sworn to at
Sheffield.

HoLCOMB, Joel. Private, Capt. John King's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.)
regt. ; enlisted June 27, 1780 ; discharged July 4, 1780 ; service, 8 days ; company
marched by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows on the alarm of June 27, 1780, to sustain
fort at West Point.

HoLCOMB, Jonathan. Private, Capt. John Spoor's co.. Col. John Ashlye's (Ashley's)
Berkshire Co. regt.; enlisted Sept. 19, 1777; discharged Oct. 19, 1777; service, 31
days ; company marched to Stillwater. Roll certified at Sheffield by Brig. Gen.
John Fellows.

HoLCOMB, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co. ; enlisted Oct. 23, 1780; dis-
charged Nov. 7, 1780; service, 16 days; company marched to Bennington on an
alarm to guard frontiers. Roll sworn to at Sheffield.



92 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SA[T.ORS

HoLCOMB, Jonathan, Jr. Private, Capt. Enoch Noble's co.. Col. John Ashley, Jr.'s
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted Oct. 15, 1780; discharged Oct. 17, 1780; service,
4 days; company marched to the Northward by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows on
an alarm at the time Forts Ann and George were taken by the enemy. Roll
sworn to at Sheffield.

HoLCOMB, Matthew. Receipt dated Sheffield, Oct. 14, 1780, for bounty paid said
Holcorab by Lieut. Michael Holcomb, on behalf of the town of Sheffield, to serve
in the Continental Army in Capt. Spoor's co., for the term of 6 months; also,
Private; pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Sheffield for service in
the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to West Point Oct. 9, 1780 ; service,
6 mo9. 8 days; reported discharged 75 miles from home.

Holcomb, Michael, Sheffield. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. John Spoor's 2d co. (West co. in
Sheffield), 1st Berkshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the
several companies in said regiment, as returned by Mark Hopkins and others,
field officers, dated Great Barrington, March 26, 1776 ; ordered in Council May 6,
1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned May 6, 1776;
also, Lieutenant, Capt. John King's co., Col. Hopkins's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ;
entered service July 15, 1776 ; discharged Aug. 4, 1770 ; service, 20 days ; mileage
out and home (180 miles) allowed; company marched by order of Brig. Gen.
Fellows; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Ephraim Fitch's (4th) co., Col. Benjamin
Simonds's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; muster roll dated Camp at
Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777; entered service Dec. 16, 1776; engagement to expire
March 15, 1777; also, Capt. Ephraim Fitch's co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
detachment; return dated Sheffield, May 1, 1777, signed by John Fellows, of a
detachment made from said Fellows's (Berkshire Co.) brigade, to reinforce the
Continental Army, agreeable to order of General Court, and which marched
the beginning of Jan. [1777] ; also, Lieutenant, Capt. John Spoor's co.. Col. John
Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service July 7, 1777; discharged July 28,
1777; service, 22 days; company marched to Kingsbury near Fort Ann; also,
same co. and regt. ; entered service Sept. 19, 1777; discharged Oct. 19, 1777; ser-
vice, 31 days ; company marched to Stillwater ; roll certified at Sheffield by Brig.
Gen. John Fellows; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. John Spoor's (2d) co.. Col. Ashe-
lej^'s (Ashley's) 1st Berkshire Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commis-
sioned June 9, 1778; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. John Spoor's co., Col. John
Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; engaged Oct. 15, 1780; discharged Oct. 17, 1780;
service, 4 days; company marched to the Northward by order of Brig. Gen. Fel-
lows on an alarm at the time Forts Ann and George were taken by the enemy.

Holcomb, Moses, Simsbury [Conn.]. Private, Capt. Isaac Colton's co.. Col. David
Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 20, 1775; service,
2 mos. 16 days ; also, Capt. Colton's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's (late Brewer's)
9th regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Rox-
bury, Nov. 15, 1775.

Holcomb, Nathaniel, Granville. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 3d Hampshire Co. regt., as returned by Capt. William Cooley; residence,
Granville; engaged for town of Granville; joined Capt. Abel Pettibone's co.. Col.
Roger Eno's regt. ; term, 8 months ; reported enlisted for another state ; also,
receipt dated Granville, July -, 1781, for Ijounty paid said Holcomb by Robert
Hamilton and James Hamilton, a committee of the town of Granville, to serve in
the Continental Army for the term of 3 years ; also. Private, Capt. Japhet Daniels's
CO., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; return for wages ; wages allowed said
Holcomb from July 9, 1781, to Dec. 31, 1782, 17 mos. 22 days ; reported absent on
command in March, 1782 ; also, order payal)le to Calvin Smith, dated Philadelphia,
Aug. 11, 1783, signed by said Holcomb, for wages for service for the year 1781,
in late 6th Mass. regt.



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HoLCOMB, NoADiAH, SimsbuTy [Conn.]. Sergeant, Capt. Malcolm Henery's co., Col.
David Brewer's (9th) regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt.
Henry's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's (late Brewer's) 9th regt. ; order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Dec. 23, 1775.

HoLco.MB, Pliny. Private, Capt. John Spoor's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.)
regt. ; enlisted July 7, 1777 ; discharged July 28, 1777 ; service, 22 days ; company
marched to Kingsbury near Fort Ann ; roll certified at Sheffield by Brig. Gen.
John Fellows ; also, Capt. Enoch Noble's co. ; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged
Sept. 21, 1777; service, 30 days; enlistment, 3 months; company marched to
Manchester, Vt., thence to AUington, thence to Stillwater, by order of Gen. Lin-
coln, joined Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. and marched to Bolton's
Rills [?] and there served until regularly discharged; also, roll for same service,
certified at Sheffield; also, Capt. John Spoor's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire
Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 15, 1780; discharged Oct. 17, 1780; service, 4 days;
company marched to the Northward by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows on an alarm
at the time Forts Ann and George were taken by the enemy.

HoLco-MB, Roger. Private, in a company commanded by Lieut. Eleazer Taylor, Col.
John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug.
20, 1777 ; service, 4 days ; company marched to Pittsfield on an alarm at Benning-
ton; also, Capt. John Collar's co., Col. John Ashley's regt.; enlisted Oct. 14,
1780; discharged Oct. 16, 1780; service, 6 days, including travel (3 days) home;
company ordered out by Gen. Fellows on an alarm in Berkshire; also, Capt.
Enoch Noble's co. ; enlisted Oct. 23, 1780; discharged Nov. 7, 1780; service, 16
days; company marched on alarm at Bennington to guard frontiers; roll sworn
to at Sheffield; also, Capt. Daniel Taylor's co., Lieut. Col. John Collar's (Berk-
shu-e Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 13, 1781; discharged Oct. 20, 1781; service, 12
days, including 4 days (84 miles) travel home; company marched by order of
Col. John Ashley on an alarm at the Northward.

HoLCOMB, Seth, Simsbury [Conn]. Private, Capt. Malcolm Henery's co.. Col.
David Brewer's (9th) regt.; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt.
Henry's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's (late Brewer's) regt. ; order for bounty coat
or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Dec. 23, 1775.

HoLci'M, NoADiAH, Simsbury [Conn.]. Sergeant, Capt. Malcolm Henry's co., Col.
David Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 24, 1775;
service, 2 mos., 1 week, 4 days.

HoLCVM, Seth, Simsbury [Conn.]. Private, Capt. Malcolm Henry's co.. Col. David
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 5, 1775; service, 2
mos.

HoLcrMB, Moses, Simsbury [Conn.]. Private, Capt. Isaac Colton's co., Col. David
Brewer's (9th) regt. ; company return dated Roxbury Camp, Oct. 7, 1775.

HoLDBROocKs, JoHN. Private, Capt. Acter Patten's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's regt. ;
enlisted July 6, 1779; discharged Sept. 25, 1779; service, 2 mos. 19 days, on
Penobscot expedition. Roll certified at Topsham.

HoLDBRooK, Amariah. Descriptive list of men raised in Suffolk Co., agreeable to
resolve of April 20, 1778, as returned by Maj. Stephen Badlam, Superintendent
for said county, dated Dorchester, June 29, 1778; Capt. Ellis's co.. Col. Hawes's
regt.; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; hair, dark; eyes, gray; occupation, hus-
bandman; nationality, American; residence, Bellingham; engaged for town of
Bellingham; also, list of men returned as received of Maj. Stephen Badlam,
Superintendent for Suffolk Co., by Capt. Robert Davis, to be delivered to Brig.
Gen. Warner at Fishkill.



94 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



HoLDBKOOK, Asa, Bellingham. Private, Capt. Jacob Haskins's co., Col. John Jacobs's
regt. ; enlisted July 2, 1778; service, 6 mos. 1 day, at Rhode Island; enlistment
to expire Jan. 1, 1779. Roll dated Tiverton.

HoLDBROOK, David. Private, Capt. Daniel Eames's co., Col. Benjamin Haws's regt. ;
service, 1 mo. 3 days, at Rhode Island ; company marched on a secret expedition
Sept. 29, 1777.

HoLDBuooK, Ebenezer, Braintrcc. Private, Capt. Luke Howell's co., Col. Nathan
Tyler's regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo. 3 days service at Rhode
Island, including traA'el (70 miles) home.

HoLDBROOK, Elihu, "Wreutham. Private, Capt. Abner Crane's co., Col. John Robin-
son's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from camp home, dated North
Kingston, Dec. 31, 1777; said Holbrook credited with 2 days allowance.

HoLDBROOK, Jacob, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Jacob Haskins's co.. Col. John Jacobs's
regt.; enlisted July 2, 1778; service, 6 mos. 1 day, at Rhode Island; enlistment
to expire Jan. 1, 1779. Roll dated Tiverton.

HoLDBROOK, James. Corporal, Capt. Ezekiel Plimpton's co.. Col. Hawes's regt. ; en-
listed Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, at Rhode
Island. Roll dated Medfield.

HoLDBROOK, John. Private, Capt. John Walton's co., Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. of
guards; joined Jan. 12, 1778; service to April 3, 1778, 2 mos. 22 days, at Cam-
bridge and Charlestown, guarding troops of convention.

HoLDBROOK, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Samuel Lamb's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's
regt.; enlisted June 22, 1778; service to Jan. 1, 1779, 6 mos. 11 days, at Rhode
Island; also, same co.and regt. ; muster rolls dated Warwick, Nov. 7, 1778, East
Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 22, Nov. 13, and Dec. 30, 1778.

HoLDBRooK, Nathan. 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.

HoLDBROoK, Peter, Mendon. Private, Capt. Joseph Elliot's co., Col. William
Thomas's regt. ; enlisted July 18, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 24, 1781 ; service, 4
mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island. Roll dated Camp at Battes Hill.

HoLDBROOK, Silas. Private, Capt. James Tisdale's co.. Col. Greaton's (3d) regt. ;
muster roll for Aug. and Sept., 1780, dated Camp Orangetownj enlisted July 6,
1780; enlistment, 6 months.

HoLDBROOK, William. Private, Capt. Peter Talbot's co. ; service, 2 days, on an alarm
[year not given, probably 1775] .

HoLDEiN, John. Corporal, Capt. Richard Dodge's co.. Col. Loamrai Baldwin's (26th)
regt. ; pay abstract for Jan., 1776.

HoLDEN, . [This name also appears under the form of Halden, Helden, Hoilden,

Holdein, Holdin, Holding, Holdon, Holdwin, Houlden, Houldin, Houlding.]

HoLDEN, . Order of the day dated Cambridge, May 20, 1775 ; said Holden reported

as Adjutant of the day ; also, order of the day dated May 20, 1775; said Holden
reported as Adjutant of the day " tomorrow ; " also, order of the day dated Cam-
bridge, June 1, 1775; said Holden reported as Adjutant of the day; also, orders
of the day dated June 9, 1775, and July 7, 1775 ; said Holden reported as Adjutant
of the day ; also, order of the day dated Headquarters, Cambridge, July 21, 1775;
said Holden reported as Adjutant of the day. The foregoing orders taken from
Col. Loammi Baldwin's Orderly Book.

Holden, Aaron, Hutchinson (Barre), also given New Rutland. Order on Major
Barber, dated Cambridge, June 23, 1775, signed by Capt. John Black, for car-



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HoLDEN, Aaron, continued.

tridge boxes for his company, Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt., to be delivered to
said Holden, Sergeant ; above cartridge boxes receipted for by said Holden ; also,
Capt. John Black's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1,
1775; engaged April 20, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, petition signed by
said Holden and others belonging to Capt. John Black's co., Col. Brewer's regt ,
asking allowance for articles lost in battle at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775 ; said
Holden claimed compensation for loss of a sword ; certificate dated Hutchinson,
April 28, 1776, signed by Capt. Black, certified to the correctness of statements in
above petition ; amounts allowed by resolve of May 10, 1776 ; also, 2d Lieutenant,
Capt. Aaron Haynes's (3d) co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated
Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776 ; appointed Jan. 1, 1776 ; reported re-engaged
for the war Nov. 14, 1776, as 1st Lieutenant in Capt. Reed's co., Col. Alden's regt.,
but to remain in Col. Whitcomb's regt. until Dec. 31, 1776; also, list of men
raised to serve in the Continental Army from 7th "Worcester Co. regt., as returned
by Capt. Benjamin Nj^e and Capt. William Henry; residence, Barre; engaged
for town of Barre ; joined Capt. Reed's co., Col. Alden's regt. ; term, during war ;
also. Lieutenant, Col. John Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported taken prisoner Nov. 11, 1778;
also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. John Reed's (5th) co., Col. Ichabod Alden's regt.;
return of field and staff officers [year not given] ; residence, New Rutland; also.
Captain, Col. Brooks's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, list of officers entitled to promotion in Lieut.
Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt., dated Sept. 9, 1780; said Holden entitled to a Cap-
taincy vice Lane; date of vacancy, Oct. 18, 1779; ordered in Council Sept. 16,
1780, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned Sept. 16 [ ? ] ,
1780; also. Captain, 5th co., Lieut. Col. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; returns of eflfectives
between Oct. 16, 1780, and Dec. 28, 1780, dated Camp Totoway, Camp Hutts, and
Camp near West Point; reported a prisoner in Canada from Nov. 11, 1778.

Holden, Aaron. Private, Capt. John Oliver's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; ser-
vice, 104 days, including travel home; company served in the Jerseys for 3
months ; warrant for pay allowed in Council Aug. 12, 1777.

Holden, Abel, Shirley. Receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, signed by said Holden and
others belonging to Capt. Longley's co.. Col. Whitcomb's regt., dated Camp at
Prospect Hill ; also, Capt. Robert Longley's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; order
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Charlestown, Dec. 21, 1775;
also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. Eli
Parker; residence, Shirley ; engaged for town of Amherst ; joined Capt. Sylvanus
Smith's CO., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; term, 8 months ; also. Private, Capt. Sylvanus
Smith's CO., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; muster roll for Jan. -Aug., 1777, dated
Van Schaick's Island and sworn to in Camp at Stillwater; enlisted June 14, 1777 ;
enlistment to expire Jan. 10, 1778 ; reported on command at Albany ; also, same
CO. and regt. ; muster roll for Nov., 1777, dated Camp near Gulf; also, 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, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
8 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; eyes, light; occupation, farmer; engaged
for town of Shii-ley ; engaged Jan. 1, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

Holden, Abel, Sudbury. Sergeant, Capt. John Nixon's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Abijah Pierce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
5 days; also. Adjutant; list of officers of Col. John Nixon's regt.; resolved in
Committee of Safety at Cambridge June 5, 1775, that said officers be approved and
recommended to Congress for commissions ; ordered in Provincial Congress June
5, 1775, that commissions be delivered said officers; also. Adjutant, Col. John
Nixon's regt.; engaged April 24, 1775; service to Aug. 1, 1775, 3 mos. 15 days;
roll dated Camp at Winter Hill; also, Col. Nixon's (5th) regt.; list of field and
staff officers appearing on a return of Capt. Joseph Butler's (1st) co., dated Winter



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HoLDEN, Abel, continued.

Hill, Sept. 30, 1775 ; also, receipt given to Benjamin Hey wood, Paymaster, 4th
regt., dated Camp Mt. Washington, Sept. 27, 1776, signed by said Holden,
Adjutant, and others, for money for enlisting recruits ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt.
Micajah Gleason's (3d) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th) regt.; regimental
return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; reported acting as Adjutant; also. Lieu-
tenant and Adjutant, 4th regt. ; receipts given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster,
for wages for Sept.-Dec, 1776; also. Captain, Col. Thomas Nixon's regt.; Con-
tinental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also,
Captain, 7th co.. Col. Nixon's (4th) regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commis-
sioned officers dated Van Schaick's Island, Sept. 2, 1777, and sworn to in Camp
near Stillwater; appointed Jan. 1, 1777; reported recruiting; also, same co. and
regt ; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers for Nov. and Dec,
1777, dated Albany ; also, same regt. ; abstract for rations allowed between July
1, 1777, and Jan. 1, 1778, certified at Albany; said Holden credited with 113 days
allowance; also, same regt. ; return of officers for clothing, dated Boston, April
30, 1778; also, 7th co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; muster roll of field, staff, and commis-
sioned officers made up from Jan. 3, 1778, to May 4, 1778; reported furloughed
by Maj. Thompson for 40 days from March 10, 1778 ; also, same regt. ; return of
officers, dated Boston, Nov. 24, 1778 ; also, same regt. ; return of men who were
in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently
except on furlough, certified in Camp at Peekskill, Feb. 16, 1779; also, Col.
Nixon's (5th) regt. ; muster roll for May, 1779, dated Highlands ; also. Captain,
6th Mass. regt. ; list of settlements of rank of Continental officers dated West
Point, made by a Board held for the purpose and confirmed by Congress Sept. 6,
1779; commissioned Jan. 1, 1777; also. Captain, Light Infantry co., Col.^ixon's
(6th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to
Dec. 31, 1780; also, Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; return for wages;
wages allowed said Holden for Jan. -April, 1781, 4 mos. ; reported discharged
May 1, 1781, and succeeded by Capt. Mason Wottles; also, order on Benjamin
Heywood, payable to Lieut. Levi Holden, dated Marlborough, Feb. 21, 1784,
signed by said Holden, for wages and subsistence for service in (late) 6th Mass.
regt.

Holden, Abner, Westminster. Private, Capt. Nicholas Dike's co., which marched



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