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on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 4^ days.

Holden, Abraham. Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to re-
solve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said
county; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, dark; hair, light; eyes,
dark; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Shirley; engaged Jan. 1, 1781;
term, 3 years.

Holden, Amos, Shirley. Private, Capt. John Minot's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ;
arrived at destination May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 9, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 9
days, at Rhode Island, including 8 days (156 miles) travel to and from place of
destination. Roll dated Warwick Neck.

Holden, Amos (also given Amos, Jr.). Private, Capt. Robert Longley's co.. Col.
Whitcomb's regt.; company receipt for wages for Sept., 1775, dated Camp at
Prospect Hill.

Holden, Amos. Return of men enlisted by Ensign Abijah Hastings to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 1 year from the last of Dec, 1775, dated Dec.
22, 1775, and endorsed " Capt. R. Doge's com'y." [See Amos Knowlton.]

Holden, Anthony. Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Rice's co.. Col. John Waterman's
regt. ; abstract for wages and billeting allowed from Dec. 4, 1776, to Jan. 4, 1777 ;
said Holden credited with 34 days allowance ; also, company receipt dated War-
wick, given to Capt. Squire Millerd, for wages for service from Jan. 9, 1777, to
Feb. 8, 1777.



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HoLDEx, Asa. Private, Capt. Robert Longley's co., Col. Whitcomb's regt. ; company
receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill.

HoLDEX, Asa. Private, Capt. Aaron Jewett's co., Col. Samuel BuUard's regt. ; enlisted
Aug. 15, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 15 days, with Northern
army; company marched to Saratoga. Roll dated Littleton.

HoLDEN, Asa. Private, Capt. Robert Cutting's co.. Col. Mclntash's (Mcintosh's)
regt.. Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Sept. 10, 1778;
service, 1 mo. 13 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

HoLDEN, Asa. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, re-
turned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middlesex 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 8, 1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, ruddy;
engaged for town of Sudbury ; marched to camp July 8, 1780, under command
of EbenezerKent, Esq. ; also, Private, Maj. Peter Harwood's co., 6th Mass. regt. ;
pay rolls for July-Sept., 1780 ; enlisted July 8, 1780 ; also, (late) Maj. Harwood's
CO. ; pay roll for Nov. and Dec, 1780 ; service, 1 mo. 5 days.

HoLDEx, Asa. Private, Capt. Daniel Bowker's co.. Col. "Webb's regt. ; enlisted Sept.
23, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 4, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 21 days, including 10 days (203
miles) travel home ; company raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

HoLDEN, Bexjamin, Barrc. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co., Col. Nathan Spar-
hawk's regt. ; engaged Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 25, 1777 ; service, 10 days,
including travel (96 miles) home; company marched Aug. 21, 1777, to reinforce
army under Gen. Stark at Bennington.

HoLDEX, Bexjamin, Framingham. Private, Capt. Simon Edgel's co. of Minute-men
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge; ser
vice, 4 days; also, Capt. Thomas Drury's co., Col. John Nixon's (5th) regt.
receipt for advance pay, signed by said Holden and others, dated Cambridge,
June 20, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775
enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 15 days; also, company return dated
Winter Hill, Sept. 30, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Camp at Winter Hill, Dec. 22, 1775.

Holden, Benjamin, Framingham. Private, Capt. Asa Drury's co.. Col. Turner's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 31, 1781 ; discharged Sept. 26, 1781 ; service, 1 mo., at Rhode
Island. Roll endorsed " five Months Service at Rhode Island."

HoLDEX, Benjamin, Hutchinson (Barre). Private, Capt. John Black's co., Col.
Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted April 20, 1775 ;
service, 3 mos. 13 days.

Holden, Benjamin, Princeton. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Doolittle's regt. of Minute-
men; service from April 19 to April 23, 1775, 5 days; also, order of the day,
dated May 8, 1775; said Holden, Lieut. Colonel, reported as officer of fatigue
"tomorrow;" also, order of the day, dated Cambridge, May 19, 1775; said
Holden reported as officer of fatigue " tomorrow; " also, order of the day, dated
Cambridge, May 24, 1775; said Holden reported as field officer of the main guard
"tomorrow; " also, order of the day, dated Cambridge, May 31, 1775; said Holden
reported as field officer of the main guard ; the foregoing orders taken from Lieut.
Col. Loammi Baldwin's Orderly Book; a^so. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Ephraim
Doolittle's (24th) regt.; engaged April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 15 days; also,
petition addressed to the General Court, dated Oct. 3, 1775, signed by said Holden
and others, officers in Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt., recommending certain
officers for commissions; also. Lieutenant Colonel, Col. Doolittle's regt.; list of



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IIoLDEX, Benjamin, continued.

field officers appearing on a return of Capt. Adam Wheeler's co., dated Camp at
Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, Colonel; memorandum of firelocks received of
sundry officers and soldiers ; date of delivery, Feb. 9, 1776 ; also, Lieutenant
Colonel, (late) Col. Hutchinson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1777, to May 25, 1778; also, petition addressed to the Coun-
cil, dated Boston, Aug. 16, 1777, signed by Col. Israel Hutchinson, representing
that certain officers who belonged to his regiment in 1776, and other officers not
of his regiment, were prisoners at Long Island and recommending that advance
pay for 1 month be sent to each officer; said Holden reported as Lieutenant
Colonel, Col. Hutchinson's regt.

HoLDEN', Bexjamin. Private, Capt. Aaron Haynes's co.. Col. Asa AVhitcomb's regt. ;
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Dec. 1, 1776; enlisted Sept. 2, 1776.

HoLDEX, Charles. Paymastei, Col. Israel Angell's (2d Rhode Island) regt.; pay
abstracts for Jan.-April, 1778; also, Col. Angell's (1st Rhode Island) regt.; pay
abstract for May, 1778.

Holden, Daniel, Shrewsbury. Private, Capt. Job Cushing's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Artemas Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam-
bridge; service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Job Cush-
ing's CO., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted
April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, company return dated Dorchester,
Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for l)ounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dor-
chester, Nov. 13, 1775; also, list of men raised in the 2d Parish of Shrewsbury,
prior to May 20, 1778, under the direction of Capt. Ebenezer Ingalsbe, for service
at North river ; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Rice's co. and other com-
panies mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co., to serve
in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months ; engaged for town of Shrews-
bury; also, descriptive list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army for
the term of 9 months [year not given] ; Capt. Ebenezer Ingalsbe's (2d Shrews-
bury) CO., Col. Cushing's regt. ; age, 32 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion,
light ; residence, Shrewsbury.

HoLDEN, Daniel, Stoneham. Matross, Capt. Burbeck's co.. Col. John Crane's (Artil-
lery) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Nov. 1, 1779, to
Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Stoneham; also, descriptive list dated New Windsor,
Jan. 11, 1781 ; Capt. Henry Burbeck's co., Col. Crane's (3d Artillery) regt. ; rank,
Matross; age, 17 yrs; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, light; engaged Nov. 1,
1779, by Sergt. White; term, during war.

Holden, Daniel. Receipt dated Medford, July 9, 1779, for bounties paid said Holden
and others, by the Selectmen, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9
months ; also, list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of June 9,

1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent; engaged for town of Med-
ford ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co. to serve in the Conti-
nental Army for the term of 9 months, returned as received of Justin Ely,
Commissioner, by Capt. James Cooper, at Springfield, July 19, 1779; Capt.
Brooks's CO., Col. Sterns's (Stearns's) regt.; age, 16 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 1 in.;
complexion, light; engaged for town of Mystic.

Holden, Darius. Capt. Lebbeus Ball's co., Col. Timothy Danielson's regt. ; order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 25, 1775.

Holden, Ebenezer Mitchel, Granville. 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 11, 1780; age, 16 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; com-
plexion, dark; engaged for town of Granville; arrived at Springfield July 10,



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HoLDEN, Ebenezer Mitchel, Continued.

1780; marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Ensign Bancroft; also,
list of 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 Granville for service in the Con-
tinental Army during 1780; marched July 11, 1780; discharged Jan. 10, 1781;
service, 6 mos. 5 days, including travel (100 miles) home; also, receipt dated
Granville, April 16, 1781, for bounty paid said Holden by Samuel Stedman and
others, a committee of a class of the town of Granville, to serve in the Continental
Army for the term of 3 years from March 13, 1781.

Holden, Edmund. Receipt dated Groton, April 6, 1781, for bounty paid said Holden
by Class No. 9 of the town of Groton to serve in the Continental Armj^ for the
term of 3 years; 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, 16 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 2 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; eyes,.
dark ; occupation, farmer ; engaged for town of Groton ; engaged March 20, 1781 ;
term, 3 years.

Holden, Elias. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; abstract
for gun and blanket money, dated Dorchester, Feb. 12, 1777 ; also, same co. and
regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 14, 1776; credited to
town of Westminster; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Holden, Ephraim, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. John Fuller's co., Col. Asa Whit-
comb's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service,
3 mos. ^ day ; also, company receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Prospect
Hill ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

Holden, Isaac, Harvard. 2d Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan Davis's co.. Col. John Whit-
comb's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to
Headquarters at Cambridge; left place of rendezvous April 25, 1775; service, 6
days ; also, Capt. James Burt's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; order for advance
pay, signed by said Holden and others, dated Cambridge, June 3, 1775; also, 3d
Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26,
1775 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days ; also, Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; company
receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill; also. Adjutant,
Col. Whitcomb's regt. ; list of officers appearing on a receipt for wages of Capt.
John Fuller's co. for Sept., 1775; also, same regt. ; list of officers appearing on a
return of Capt. James Burt's co. [probably Oct., 1775].

Holden, Isaac, Townsend. Private, Capt. Samuel Dauglass's (Townsend) co.. Col.
James Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
5 days ; company served " until ordered back to take care of the Tories in Town-
send."

Holden, Isaac. Private, Lieut. John Flint's co., Col. Thomas Poor's regt.; enlisted
June 16, 1778, 3 days preceding march ; discharged Jan. 25, 1779; service, 7 mos.
22 days, at and about White Plains, including 12 days (240 miles) travel home;
company raised to fortify passes of North river, N. Y. ; also, Capt. Asa Law-
rence's CO., Col. Poor's regt. ; pay rolls for June-Aug., 1778, dated Fort Clinton;
also, (late) Capt. Lawrence's co. commanded by Lieut. John Flint, Col. Poor's
regt.; payroll for Sept., 1778, dated West Point; also, Lieut. John Flint's co.,
Col. Poor's regt., pay roll for Nov., 1778, dated West Point.

Holden, Isaac. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Cowdin's (Fitchburg) co., 8th Worces-
ter Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned July 6, 1780.

Holden, Jabez, Groton or Pepperell (probably). Private, Capt. John Sawtell's co.
of Minute-men, Col. James Prescott's regt., which marched on the alarm of April
19, 1775 ; service, 4^ days.



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HoLDEX, Jabez, Groton. Captain, 1st co., 6th Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass. militia;
list of officers; commissioned April 21, 1776; also, Captain, 6th co.; return dated
Groton, Dec. 5, 1776, made by Brig. Oliver Prescot, of officers appointed to com-
mand men drafted from Middlesex Co. militia into a regiment to be commanded
by Col. Samuel Thatcher and ordered to march to Fairfield, Conn., on or before
Dec. 16, 1776; company drafted from 6th Middlesex Co. regt. and made up of
men from Groton, Pepperell, Townsend, and Ashby.

HoLDEx, Jabez, Westminster. Quarter Master, Col. Nicholas Dike's regt. ; pay roll
for travel allowance, etc., to and from camp, dated Dorchester, Nov. 28, 1776;
said Holden credited with 3 days allowance ; mileage (120 miles) also allowed ;
also, Quarter Master, in a regiment commanded by Maj. Ebenezer Bridge under
orders from Col. Starns (Stearns) ; travel out and home (180 miles) ; service at
20 miles per day, 9 days; regiment marched Aug. 22, 1777, 90 miles towards
Bennington by order of Gen. Stark and Col. AVarner on an alarm, and then dis-
missed by Gen. Lincoln.

HoLDEX, James, Barre. Private, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co. ; enlisted Sept. 26, 1777;
discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 29 days, including travel (128 miles) home;
company marched under command of Maj. Jonas Wilder to reinforce Northern
army for 30 days.

HoLDEX, James, East Hoosuck (Adams). Capt. Samuel Sloan's co.. Col. John
Patterson's (26th) regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Holden and
others, dated Camp at Cambridge, June 6, 1775; also, Private, same co. and
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 5, 1775; service, 3 mos. 4
days ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or
its equivalent in money dated Fort No. 3, Charlestown, Oct. 27, 1775.

HoLDEx, James, Littleton. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June
5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middle-
sex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner ; also, descriptive list of men raised to rein-
force 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 19, 1780; age, 30yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion,
light; engaged for town of Littleton ; marched to camp July 19, 1730, under com-
mand of Capt. Clark ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and re-
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; also, payroll for 6 months men raised by the town of
Littleton for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 15, 1780 ;
discharged Dec. 6, 1780; service, 5 mos. 2 days, travel (220 miles) included.

Holden, James, Wrentham. Private, Capt. Moses Wheelock's co.. Col. Jonathan
Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 10, 1775; service,
2 mos. 27 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester, Feb. 19, 1776.

HoLDEx, James. Private, Capt. Edward Fuller's co., Col. William Mcintosh's regt. ;
entered camp March 19, 1778; discharged April 16, 1778; service, 29 days; com-
pany stationed at Roxbury. Roll dated Newton.

Holdex, James. Private, Capt. Levi Brown's co., of Adams, Col. Asa Barnes's (Berk-
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 30, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 7, 1781 ; service, 9 days;
company detached on the alarm of Oct. 30, 1781, and joined army under Gen.
Stark at Saratoga.

HoLDEX, James. Marine, frigate "Deane," commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson;
engaged Jan. 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 21 days.

Holden-, Jeduthax, Hutchinson (Barre) also given Rutland. Private, Capt. John
Black's CO., Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; en-
listed April 20, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also, (late) Capt. Black's co.. Col.



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HoLDEN, Jeduthan, continued.

Brewer's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at
Prospect Hill, Oct. 26, 1775 ; also, order on Henry Gardner, Province Treasurer,
payable to John Mason, dated Hutchinson, Aug. 12, 1776, signed by said Holden,
for losses sustained at battle of Bunker Hill ; also, list of men raised to serve in
the Continental Army from 7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Ben-
jamin Nye and Capt. William Henry; residence, Barre; engaged for town of
Barre; joined Capt. Brewer's co.. Col. Brewer's regt. ; term, during war; also,
list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated
Boston, Feb. 16, 1777; Capt. Brewer's co.. Col. Brewer's regt.; also, Private,
Major's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 19, 1777; reported deserted Dec. 19, 1777 ; also,
■ Capt. Brewer's co., Col. Brewer's regt. ; return dated Camp Valley Forge, Jan.
23, 177S; residence, Rutland; enlisted for town of Rutland; mustered by State
Muster Master; reported on furlough.

Holden, Joel, Reading. Private, Capt. James Bancroft's co., Col. Michael Jackson's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 18, 1777, to Dec.
31, 1779; residence, Reading; credited to town of Reading; term, 3 years; also,
Capt. Wade's co.. Col. Jackson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for ser-
vice from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 10, 1780.

Holden, John, Brookfield. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Nathan Hamilton's (IstJ co.. Col. Converse's (ith Worcester Co.)
regt. ; residence, Brookfield; engaged for town of Brookfield; joined Capt. Slay-
ton's CO., Col. Shepherd's regt.; term, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. Field's co.,
Col. William Sheppard's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
March 13, 1777, to June 6, 1777; reported deserted; also, Capt. Reuben Slayton's
CO., Col. William Shepard's regt.; return dated Valley Forge, Jan. 30, 1778;
mustered by State and Continental Muster Masters; reported deserted.

HoLDEN, John, Dunstable. Private, Capt. Asa Drury's co.. Col. Turner's regt.;
enlisted Aug. 24, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 27, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 9 days, at
Rhode Island. Roll endorsed " five Months Service at Rhode Island."

HoLDEN, John, Mendon. Adjutant, Col. Silas Wheelock's (7th Worcester Co.) regt.;
service, 9 days; regiment marched to Cambridge and Roxbury April 19, 1775,
" on the Alarm occasioned by the excursion of the Kings troops ; " also, Adjutant,
Col. Joseph Read's regiment; regimental return dated Camp at Roxbury, May
18, 1775 ; commissions for officers of said regiment received by Col. Read at
Watertown, May 24, 1775 ; also. Col. Joseph Reed's regt. ; engaged April 24,
1775; service to Aug. 1, 1775, 3 mos. 15 days; roll dated Camp at Roxbury.

HoLDEN, John, Sheepscot. Capt. Billy Porter's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt. ;
subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Feb. 17, 1777, to time of arrival at
Bennington; credited with 44 days allowance; 400 miles travel allowed said
Holden ; company to march March 12 [1777] .

HoLDEN, John, Stoneham (also given Reading). Private, Capt. Samuel Sprague's
(Stoneham) co. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 6 days ; 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. Private, 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 20, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 17 days ; also, pay
abstract for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Chelsea; also, company return dated
Chelsea, Oct. 2, 1775,

HoLDEN, John. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Reuben Butterfield's (5th) co. (East co. ia
Dunstable), Col. Simeon Spaulding's (7th Middlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia;



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HOLDEX, John, continued.

list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment; ordered in
Council May 31, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned
May 31, 1776. [See Nathaniel Holden.]

HOLDEX, JoHX. Return of men enlisted by Ensign Abijah Hastings to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 1 year from the last of Dec, 1775, dated Dec.
22, 1775, and endorsed " Capt. R. Doge's com'y ; " also. Corporal, Capt. Richard
Dodge's CO., Col. Baldwin's (26th) regt. ; pay abstracts for Feb.-June, 1776; also,
same co. and regt. ; return for travel allowance, etc., for the year 1776 ; 390 miles
travel allowed said Holden; also, list of men belonging to the 26th regt. who
agreed to tarry 6 weeks from the last of Dec, 1776, as returned by Col. Loammi
Baldwin, dated Trenton, Jan. 1, 1777.

Holden, John. Sergeant, Capt. Adam Wheeler's (2d) co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (4th)
regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776 ; also, receipt for wages
for Oct. and Nov., 1776, signed by said Holden and others ; also, receipt given to
Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., signed by said Holden and others,
for wages for Dec, 1776 ; also, Lieut. Col. Nixon's (4th) regt. ; return of men
who engaged for the month of Jan., 1777, dated Springfield, Jan. 25, 1777.

Holden, John. Private, Capt. Lawrence Kemp's co., Col. David Wells's (Hampshire
Co.) regt.; enlisted May 10, 1777; discharged July 17, 1777; service, 2 mos. 9
days, in Northern department; roll dated Shelburne; also, receipt dated Shel-
burne, Sept. 22, 1777, given to the Selectmen by said Holden and others for mile-
age, etc., from Shelburne to Stillwater (112 miles) ; Capt. John Wells certifies
that the men whose names appear on the receipt went out of town with him ; also.
Private, Capt. John Wells's co.. Col. David Wells's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 22, 1777;
discharged Oct. 23, 1777; service, 1 mo. 2 days, in Northern department; com-
pany raised in Hampshire Co. ; roll dated Shelburne.

Holden, John. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Elijah Lewis's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's
(1st Rhode Island) battalion; muster rolls for Sept.-Dec, 1778; reported on
command acting as Brigade Major; also, same co. and battalion; muster rolls
for Jan. and Feb., 1779 ; reported acting as M. B. G. ; also, same co. and battalion ;
muster rolls for March and April, 1779, dated East Greenwich; appointed Jan. 1,
1777 ; reported acting as M. B. G.

Holden, John. Captain, 2d co.. Col. Christopher Greene's (1st Rhode Island) battal-
ion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated Camp East Greenwich ; appointed Oct. 10,
1777.

Holden, John. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Josiah Green's (6th) co.. Col. Fox's (2d Mid-
dlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned April 6, 1779;
also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. William Green's co.. Col. Cj'prian How's regt. ; entered
service July 5, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 4 mos. 2 days, at Rhode
Island, including travel (80 miles) home ; company raised for 3 months.

Holden, John (also given John, Jr.). List of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable
to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent; also,



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