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term, 3 years ; reported sick at Albany.



996 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



JoRDON, Samuel. Descriptive list of men raised in Cumberland Co. for the term of
9 months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill ; Capt. Strout's co., Col. Noyes's
regt. ; age, 20yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, dark; engaged for town of
Cape Elizabeth ; arrived at Fishkill June 22, 1778.

JoRDON, Solomon, Gray (also given Dorchester). Corporal, Capt. Ellis's co., Col.
Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March
23, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Paul Ellis's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt.; re-
turn dated Feb. 4, 1778; residence, Dorchester; enlisted for town of Dorchester;
mustered by County and Continental Muster Masters; also, (late) Capt. Paul
Ellis's CO., Col. Bigelow's regt. ; pay roll for Jan., 1779, sworn to at Providence;
also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779 ; term, 3 years.

JoRDON, Thomas. Private, Capt. Samuel Holden's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt.;
enlisted July 23, 1780; discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 3 mos. 10 days; regi-
ment raised in Suffolk Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

JoRDOx, William, Oxford. Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt.; company receipt for advance pay for 1 month, etc., dated Point Shirley,
June 13, 1776; also, Private, Capt. William Moor's co.. Col. William Shepard's
(4th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to
April 1, 1780; residence, Oxford; also, same co. and regt.; return made up for
the year 1780, dated Mountain Hutts, West Point; enlisted April 1, 1777; enlist-
ment, 3 years; reported discharged April 1, 1780.

JoKauEA, Emmanuel. Sergeant, Capt. Donnell's co.. Col. John Crane's (Artillery)
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31,
1780.

JoRvis, Enoch, Danvers. Private, Capt. Stephen Wilkins's co.. Col. Wiggles worth's
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Albany home, sworn to Jan.
15, 1776 ; 215 miles travel allowed said Jorvis.

JoKvis, Joseph. Capt. Pearl's co.. Col. Woodbridge's regt. ; order for bounty coat or
its equivalent in money dated Camp at Cambridge, Oct. 23, 1775.

Jose, . [This name also appears under the form of Joss.]

Jose, "Hubord," Richmond. Private, Capt. David Noble's co.. Col. John Patison's
(Paterson's) regt., which marched April 22, 1775, in response to the alarm of
April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; reported as having enlisted into the army.

Jose, John. Private, Capt. Simeon Brown's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted
July 1, 1778; service, 6 mos. 9 days, at Rhode Island; compan}^ discharged at
East Greenwich, R. I. ; regiment raised in York and Essex counties ; also, same co.
and regt. ; muster rolls dated East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 14, Nov. 6,
and Nov. 14, 1778 ; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779 ; reported on furlough on roll
dated Nov. 6, 1778.

Jose, Martin, Scarborough. Private, Capt. Benjamin Larrabe's co.. Col. Mitchel's
regt.; marched July 9, 1779; discharged Sept. 12, 1779; service, 2 mos. 3 days,
on I'enoljacot expedition.

Jose, Nathaniel, Scarborough. Capt. John Rice's co. ; billeting allowed from date
of enlistment, May 18, 1775, to date of marching from Scarborough to head-
quarters, July 4, 1775 ; credited with 47 days allowance ; also, Private, Capt. John
llice's CO., Col. Edmund Phinney's (31st) regt.; company return dated Sept. 29,
1775 ; reported discharged Sept. 16, 1775.

Jose, Richard, Pepperellborough. Capt. Samuel Leighton's co. ; pay abstract for
travel allowance from home to Dorchester Heights in Aug., 1776 ; 135 miles travel
allowed said Jose; also, company receipts for wages for Aug. -Nov., 1776, dated
Dorchester; also. Private, Capt. Samuel Leighton's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 997

Jose, Richard, contimied.

regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Dorchester Heights home;
said Jose credited with allowance for 7 days (135 miles) ; warrant allowed in
Council Nov. 29, 1776; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Muster
Master for York Co., dated Wells, March 12, 1777 ; Capt. Matthew Fairfield's co.,
Col. Edward Wiggles worth's regt. ; residence, Pepperellborough ; term, 3 years or
during war; reported received State bounty ; also, list of men returned by a com-
mittee for settling disputes between towns as to soldiers credited to them [year
not given] ; said Jose claimed by Pepperellborough and Haverhill ; allowed to
Haverhill; also. Private, Capt. Peter Page's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's (late Wig-
glesworth's) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 15, 1777,
to July 1, 1778; reported died July 1, 1778; also, (late) Capt. Matthew Fairfield's
CO., Col. Wigglesworth's regt. ; return of men who were in actual service Aug. 15,
1777; reported deceased; also, Capt. Joseph McNall's co.. Col. Edward Wiggles-
worth's regt. ; return [year not given] ; residence, Pepperellborough; enlisted for
town of Haverhill ; mustered by Esq. Wells ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster
roll for May, 1778, dated Camp at Valley Forge ; enlistment, 3 years.

JosELiAx, Joseph. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ;
marched July 30, 1778; discharged Sept. 13, 1778; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at
Rhode Island ; company raised in Plymouth Co.

JosELTN, Francis, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col. Dyke's regt.;
pay abstract for rations to and from camp and travel allowance home, dated Bos-
ton, Nov. -, 1776, and endorsed " Regiment at Dorchester Height."

JosELTN, Francis. Sergeant, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's
regt. ; marched May 19, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 16 days ; company raised in Plym-
outh Co. and stationed at Little Compton, R. I.

Joseph, , Marshfield. List of men raised by the town of Barnstable to serve in the

Continental Army, as returned by Daniel Davis and Ebenezer Jenkins, Selectmen
and Committee, dated May 10, 1778 ; residence, Marshfield ; term to expire Jan. -,
1780 ; reported a negro.

Joseph, Aaron, Chesterfield. Private, Capt. Isaiah Stetson's co.. Col. Gamaliel Brad-
ford's regt.; return [year not given] ; residence, Chesterfield; enlisted for town
of Chesterfield ; mustered by Continental Muster Master ; reported deserted.

Joseph, "Domindo," Newburyport. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the brig
" Julius Caesar," commanded by Capt. Nathaniel Bently, sworn to at Falmouth,
June 21, 1780; age, 45 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, dark; residence,
Newburyport; reported rated 1 share.

Joseph, Emmanuel. Receipt given to Benjamin Hey wood. Paymaster, ith regt., dated
Mt. Washington, Oct. 3, 1776, signed by Capt. Elienezer Winship, for wages, etc.,
due said Joseph and Jonathan Dampney prior to Jan. 1 [year not given].

Joseph, Francis. Pay roll of a number of Indians under Lieut. Andrew Oilman,
sworn to at Boston ; service between June 29, 1779, and Aug. 21, 1779, 5 days, on
Penobscot expedition.

Joseph, " Hooton." Cooper, frigate " Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker;
engaged Dec. 4, 1778. Roll made up for advance wages for 1 month.

Joseph, John, Salem. Landsman, frigate " Boston," commanded by Capt. Samuel
Tucker-, engaged Dec. 12, 1778; roll made up for advance wages for 1 month;
a^so, list of officers and crew of the brigantine "Griffin," commanded by Capt.
Gideon Henfield, sworn to May 23, 1780; said Joseph rated | share; also, descrip-
tive list of officers and crew shipped on board the ship "Thomas" (privateer),
commanded by Capt. Samuel Ingersoll, dated Salem, Aug. 7, 1780; age, 27 yrs.;
complexion, dark ; residence, Salem.



998 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Joseph, John. Descriptive list of men detached from Boston regt. to serve in the
Continental Army for the terra of 9 months from the time of their arrival at place
of rendezvous, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned as received of Maj.
Stephen Badlam, by Capt. Anthony Burk, at Roxbury, July 3, 1779, to be de-
livered to Justin Ely, Esq., at Springfield ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7^ in. ; hair,
brown; eyes, gray; complexion, dark ; reported detached from Capt. Kneeland's
CO. ; also, list of men returned as received of Stephen Badlam, Superintendent for
Suffolk Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, at Springfield, July 9, 1779, at the
hands of Mr. Anthony Burk.

Joseph, John. Return of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service, agreeable
to resolve of Dec. 2 17S0; engaged for town of Salem; engaged Sept. 21, 1781;
term, during war

Joseph, Juan. Agreement [year not given], signed by said Joseph and others, engag-
ing themselves to serve on board th« sloop " Winthrop," commanded by Capt.
George Little, for 6 months from the time of sailing from Boston, unless sooner
discharged.

Joseph, Manuel. Seaman, sloop " Machias Liberty," commanded by Capt. Jeremiah
Obrien; engaged March 8, 1776; discharged Oct. 15, 1776; service, 7 mos. 7 days;
also, agreement [year not given], signed by said Joseph and others, engaging
themselves to serve on board the sloop " Winthrop," commanded by Capt. George
Little, for 6 months from the time of sailing from Boston, unless sooner discharged.

Joseph, Michael. Mariner, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John

Allen Hallet; engaged July 28, 1778; discharged Dec. 18, 1778; service, 4 mos.

21 days.
JosHLiN, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Enos Parker's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of

guards; enlisted July 11, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 5 mos. 23 days;

company detached from Berkshire Co. militia to guard stores at Springfield for

6 months from July 1, 1778.

JosHLiN, LiNDSEY. Private, Capt. John King's co.. Col. Hopkins's (Berkshire Co.)

regt.; enlisted July 15, 1776; discharged July 31, 1776; service, 16 days, by order

of Brig. Gen. Fellows.
JosiLTN, Joseph. Private, Capt. William Weston's co.; service from Oct. 1, 1776, to

date of discharge, Nov. 19, 1776, 1 mo. 18 days ; enlisted June 20 1770 ; company

stationed at the Gurnet for defence of Plymouth harbor.

JosLEN, Asa. Private, Capt. Noah Lankton's co.. Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ;
enlisted April 26, 1777; discharged May 20, 1777; service, 25 days, at Saratoga by
order of Gen. Gates.

JosLEN, Darius, Tyringhara. Private, Capt. Daniel Whiting's co.. Col. Jonathan
Brewer's regt.; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat
or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Cambridge, Oct. 26, 1775; also, Private,
Capt. Noah Lankton's co.. Col. John Ashley's (1st Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted
July 22, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 14, 1777 ; service, 24 days ; company marched on
expedition to Kingsbury by order of Brig. Gen. John Fellows ; also, Corporal, in
a detachment from Capt. Ezekiel Hearick's (Herrick's) co.. Col. John Ashley's
regt.. Brig. Gen. Fellows's (Berkshire Co.) brigade; enlisted Sept. 22, 1777; dis-
charged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 27 days; detachment ordered out by Maj. Gen.
Gates to reinforce Northern army.

JosLEN, David. Receipt dated Leominster, May 31, 1781, for bounties paid said Joslen
and others by the town of Leominster to serve in the Continental Army for the
term of 3 years.

JosLEN, Ebenezer, Gloucestcr. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Warner's co.. Col. Moses
Little's regt. ; musterrolldated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 6, 1775 ; service, 3 mos.
3 davs.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 999



JosLEN, Gideon, Tyringham. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Hearick's (Herrick's) co., Col.
Brown's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted June 29, 1777; discharged July 21, 1777;
service, 23 daj's, in Northern department; also, Capt. Noah Lankton's co., Col.
John Ashley's (1st Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 22, 1777; discharged Aug.
14, 1777 ; service, 24 days ; company inarched on expedition to Kingsbury by
order of Brig. Gen. John Fellows.

JosLEx, Henry. Capt. Caleb Richardson's co., Col. Timothy Walker's regt. ; order
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 20, 1775.

JosLEN, Hezekiah. Private, Capt. Noah Lankton's co.. Col. Mark Hopkins's (1st
Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 15, 1776; discharged Aug. 4, 1776; service, 21
days ; mileage out and home (252 miles) allowed ; company marched on expe-
dition to the Highlands, N. Y., by order of Brig. Gen. John Fellows; also, (late)
Capt. George King's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's detachment of Berkshire Co.
militia; muster roll dated Ticonderoga, Feb. 25, 1777; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776; en-
listment to expire March 15, 1777; also, Capt. Noah Lankton's co., Col. John
Ashley's (1st Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 8, 1777; discharged July 27,
1777; service, 20 days ; company marched on expedition to Kingsbuiy by order
of Brig. Gen. John Fellows ; roll dated Tyringham ; also, Lieut. Solomon Jack-
son's CO., Col. John Ashley's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 13, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 20,
1781 ; service, 12 days, including 4 days (84 miles) travel home ; regiment marched
from Berkshire Co. under command of Lieut. Col. John Collar by order of Col.
John Ashley, Jr., on an alarm at the Northward; roll dated Tyringham.

Joslex, John, Tyringham. Private, Capt. Daniel Whiting's co.. Col. Jonathan Brew-
er's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its
equivalent in money dated Prospect Hill, Dec. 22, 1775.

Joslen, John. Sergeant, Capt. Noah Lankton's co., Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.)
regt. ; enlisted April 26, 1777 ; discharged May 20, 1777 ; service, 25 days, at Sara-
toga by order of Gen. Gates.

JosLEN, John. Private, Capt. Noah Lankton's co.. Col. John Ashley's (1st Berkshire
Co.) regt.; enlisted July 22, 1777; discharged Aug. 14, 1777; service, 24 days;
company marched on expedition to Kingsbury by order of Brig. Gen. John Fel-
lows. Roll dated Tyringham.

Joslen, Joseph. Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Carter's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt. ;
service, 11 days; company marched to Williamstown Aug. 22, 1777, under com-
mand of Maj. Eljenezer Bridge by order of Brig. Gen. Jonathan Warner on an
alarm. Roll dated Leominster.

JosLEN, Nathaniel, Hanover. Bombardier, Capt. Daniel Lothrop's (Artillery) co..
Col. John Bailey's regt. ; service between April 10, 1775, and May 2, 1775, 1 week
5 days ; company raised agreeable to vote of Provincial Congress as ordered by
Committee of I



Joslen, Peter, Ashburnham. Corporal, Capt. Jonathan Gates's co., Col. John Whet-
comb's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser-
vice, 7 days ; reported enlisted into the army April 26, 1775 ; also. Sergeant, Capt.
David Wilder's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.; company return [probably Oct.,
1775].

Joslen, Peter. Private, Capt. Nathan Hamilton's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.;
service from Aug. 3, 1776, to Sept. 30, 1776, 1 mo. 29 (also given 1 mo. 28) days.

Joslen, Peter. Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.;
service from July 31, 1778, to Sept. 14, 1778, 1 mo. 15 days; company raised for
6 weeks service at Rhode Island. Roll dated Petersham.

Joslen, Peter, Jr. Private, Capt. Nathan Hamilton's co.. Col. Samuel Brewer's regt. ;
service from Aug. 3, 1776, to Sept. 30, 1776, 1 mo. 29 (also given 1 mo. 28) days.



1000 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

JosLEX, Thomas, Marlborough. List of men reported as having deserted Jan. 21,
1778; reported i-eturned to camp Feb. 10, 1778; also, orders on Capt. Munroe,
pa.yable to Lieut. Biglow, dated North Kingston, Feb. 19, and Feb. 24, 1778, signed
by said Joslen, for £1 16a and 8s, respectively, on account of wages. The fore-
going all appear among orders, returns, etc., taken from Capt. Benjamin Munroe's
papers.

JosLEx, Thomas. Company receipt, given to Capt. Silas Gates for travel allowance,
etc., from Albany home, dated Marlborough, March 14, 1777.

Joslen, Willard. Private, Capt. Noah Lanlvton's co., Col. John Ashley's (1st Berk-
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 8, 1777; discharged Aug. 14, 1777; service, 1 mo.
8 days; company marched on expedition to Kingsbury by order of Brig. Gen.
John Fellows; roll dated Tyringham; also, Capt. John Collar's co.. Col. John
Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 19, 1779; discharged Aug. 27, 1779;
service, 1 mo. 9 days ; company marched to Connecticut under command of Lieut.
Col. Powel; also, Lieut. Solomon Jackson's co.. Col. John Ashley's regt.; en-
listed Oct. 13, 1781; discharged Oct. 20, 1781; service, 12 days, including 4 days
(84 miles) travel home ; regiment marched from Berkshire Co. under command
of Lieut. Col. John Collar by order of Col. John Ashley, Jr., on an alarm at the
Northward ; roll dated Tyringham.

Joslen, Zebediah. Landsman, brig " Adventure," commanded by Capt. James
Morris; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk Co., Sept. 26,
1780 ; age, 23 yrs. ; complexion, light ; hair, brown ; birthplace, Fraraingham.

Joslen, Zebediah. Sergeant, Capt. Ezekiel Hearick's (Herrick's) co.. Col. John
Ashley's regt. ; enlisted Oct. 13, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 20, 1781 ; service, 12 days,
including 4 days (84 miles) travel home ; regiment marched from Berkshire Co.
under command of Lieut. Col. John Collar by order of Col. John Ashley, Jr., on
an alarm at the Northward.

Josletn, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Col. Simeon Gary's
regt. ; service between time of enlistment and date of marching to Roxbury, Feb.
12, 1776, 7 days.

Josletn, Nathaniel, Jr. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Col. Simeon Cary's
regt. ; service between time of enlistment and date of marching to Roxbury, Feb.
12, 1776, 7 days.

JosLiN, Abraham. Private, Capt. John Crawford's co., Col. James Convers's regt.;
enlisted July 23, 1777; discharged July 26, 1777; service, 4 days, at Rhode Island
on an alarm ; roll sworn to in Worcester Co. ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted
Aug. 20, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 23, 1777 ; service, 5 days, including 2 da.ys (40
miles) travel; company marched to Bennington on the alarm of Aug. 20, 1777;
roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

JosLiN, Ambrose. Capt. John Wentworth's co., Col. Gerrish's regt. of guards; en-
listed July 26, 1778; discharged Dec. 14, 1778; service, 4 mos. 27 days, at Cam-
bridge, including travel (160 miles) home.

JosLiN, Daniel, Winchendon. Private, Capt. Abel Wilder's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm
of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 6 days; also, Sergeant, Capt. Abel
Wilder's co., CoL Ephraim Doolittle's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted April 26, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days.

Joslin, DARirs, Tyringham. Private, Capt. Daniel Whiting's co., Col. Jonathan
Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 15, 1775; service,
2 mos. 22 days; also, Lieut. Joseph Willson's detachment from Capt. Ezekiel
Hearick's (Herrick's) co., Col. John Ashley, Jr.'s (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted
July 8, 1777; discharged July 21, 1777; service, 14 days; detachment marched
to reinforce Northern army by order of Maj. Gen. Schyler (Schuyler).



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION". 1001

JosLiN, David. Descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, agreeable to re-
solve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth Washburn June 12 [ ?] , 1781 ; Capt.
Wilder's co., Col. Rand's regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 (also given 5 ft. o^)
in.; complexion, light ; hair, sandy; occupation, cordwainer; engaged for town
of Leominster; engaged April 10, 1781; term, 3 years; reported joined Capt.
Day's CO., Lieut. Col. John Broolvs's (7th) regt.; also. Corporal, 2d co., order
dated Oct. 29, 1783, for wages for May [year not given] , appearing in a register
of orders accepted on account of wages.

JosLiN, Elias, Leominster. Private, Capt. Elias Pratt's co. ; enlisted May 14, 1779;
discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 17 days, with guards at Rutland; also,
Capt. William Henry's co. ; enlisted Oct. 3, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 10, 1779 ; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 11 days, at Castle and Governor's Islands ; company raised in Worces-
ter Co. ; also, Capt. Timothy Boutell's co.. Col. John Rand's regt. ; enlisted July
10, 1780; discharged Oct. 12, 1780; service, 3 mos. 13 days, including 10 days
(200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Worcester Co. to reinforce Continen-
tal Army for 3 months.

JosLiN, Francis. Private, Capt. Robert Davis's co., Col. Freeman's regt.; service, 27
days; company raised to serve on a secret expedition to Rhode Island. Roll
sworn to in Suffolk Co., Dec. 4, 1777.

JosLiN, Francis. Descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. in 1779 to serve in
the Continental Army; age, 22 yrs.; stature, 6 ft.; complexion, light; engaged
for town of Hanover ; delivered to Ensign E. White.

JosLiN, Henry, Attleborough. Private, Capt. Caleb Richardson's co., Col. Timothy
Walker's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3
mos. 8 daj's ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

JosuN, Henry, New Braintree. Private, Capt. John Cutler's co.. Col. Luke Drury's
regt. ; marched from home Aug. 27, 1781 ; joined regiment at West Point Sept. 3,
1781 ; discharged Dec. 3, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 14 days, including travel (153
miles) home; residence, New Braintree; engaged for town of New Braintree;
enlistment, 3 months.

JosLtN, Hezekiah. (Late) Capt. George King's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's detach-
ment of Berkshire Co. militia ; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776 ; service to March 24, 1777,
98 days, at Ticonderoga, including travel (160 miles) home.

Joslin, Hezekiah. Landsman, brig " Adventure," commanded by Capt. James
Morris ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk Co., Sept. 26,
1780; age, 23ja-s. ; complexion, light; hair, brown; birthplace, Fraraingham.

JosLiN, Jabez. Private, Capt. Oliver Belding's CO., Maj. Caleb Hyde's detachment of
militia; enlisted July 8, 1777; discharged July 26, 1777; service, 19 days, in
Northern department.

JosLiN, Jabez. Fifer, Capt. Andrew Lusk's co.. Col. John Brown's regt.; enlisted
Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 13, 1777; service, 23 days, with Northern army.
Roll sworn to in Berkshire Co.

JosLiN, Jabez. Capt. Mills's co., Lieut. Col. J. Brooks's (7th) regt. ; list of men who
died or were discharged subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781; said Joslin discharged June
10, 1783, by Gen. Washington, having procured a man to serve in his stead.

Joslin, James, Leominster. Private, Capt. David Wilder's co. of Minute-men, Col.
John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
12 days.

Joslin, John (also given John, Jr.), Leominster. Captain of a company of Minute-
men, Col. John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775,
to Cambridge; service, 11 days; also, Captain, 6th (2d Leominster) co., 8th
Worcester Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several com-



1002 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SATJ^ORS

JosLiN, JoHX (also given John, Jr.), contmued.

panies in said regiment, as returned by Abijah Stearns and others, field officers,
dated Leominster, March 14, 177G ; ordered in Council March 23, 1776, that said
officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned March 23, 1776 ; also, Captain,
Col. Job Cushing's (Worcester Co.) regt. ; service, 1 mo. 7 days ; company marched
from Leominster to Bennington the last of July, 1777, to join forces under Col.
Seth Warner; also, petition signed by said Joslin, Captain, stating that certain
soldiers had marched in his company July 30, 1777, and continued in service until
the last of Nov., 1777, but he, having been discharged the last of Aug., 1777, had
made up the pay roll for service of the men in question at a lower rate of wages
than they were entitled to, and requesting that the balance due them be allowed;
amounts allowed in Council April 14, 1778 ; also, return dated Leominster, Sept.
9, 1778, made by said Joslin, Captain, stating that six men were raised in and
marched from said town to reinforce the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve
of April 20, 1778.

Joslin, John, Leominster (also given Lunenburg) . Return 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. 22, 1778; residence, Leominster; en-
gaged for town of Leominster; joined Capt. Warner's co., Col. Marshal's regt.;
term, 3 years; also, Sergeant, Capt. Parks's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 11, 1780;
residence, Lunenburg; reported discharged March 11, 1780.

Joslin, John, New Braintree. Private, Capt. Samuel Dexter's co.. Col. Learnard's



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