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HoLMAR, Samuel. Colonel's co., 13th Mass. regt. ; entered service July 21, 1779; dis-
charged April 21, 1780; term, 9 months.

HoLMEN, Daniel, Sutton. Corporal, Capt. Isaac Bolster's co.. Col. Ebenezer Learned's
regt. ; company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775.

Holmes, . [This name also appears under the form of Hallmes, Halmer, Halms,

Hames, Hellmes, Helms, Holemes, Holems, Hollmes, Hollms, Holmne, Holms,
Holomes, Homas, Home, Homer, Homes, Horns.]

Holmes, . 2d Lieutenant, sloop "Reprisal" (privateer); petition dated Boston,

Nov. 26, 1776, signed by John Browne and Sam. Allyne Otis, in behalf of them-
selves and others, merchants, of Boston, asking that Nathaniel Carver be commis-
sioned as commander of said vessel ; ordered in Council Nov. 29, 1776, that a
commission be issued.

Holmes, Abner, Plymouth (also given Kingston). Private, Capt. Peleg Wadsworth's
CO., Col. Theophilus Cotton's (16th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1,1775; en-
listed May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7,
1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury,
Nov. 6, 1775 ; also. Private, Capt. Nicols's co., in a regiment of Artillery artificers ;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 15, 1777, to March 15,
1780; reported discharged March 15, 1780; also, Capt. Noah Nichols's co. of
Artillery artificers, Gen. Knox's (Artillery) brigade ; return of men who were in
camp before Aug. -, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on
furlough, and who were thereby entitled to gratuities ; also, account rendered
against the United States by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for amounts
paid officers and men belonging to Col. Jeduthan Baldwin's regt. on account of
depreciation of their wages for the first three years service in the Continental
Army from 1777 to 1780.

Holmes, Abraham. Sergeant, Capt. Barnabas Doty's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's
regt.; entered service Sept. 5, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 1778; service, 6 days,
on an alarm at Dartmouth. Roll sworn to in Plymouth Co.

Holmes, Alexander. Petition dated Boston, Jan. 27, 1779, signed by said Holmes, in
behalf of William Erskine and others, of Boston, asking that he be commissioned
as commander of the ship "Charming Sally" (privateer); also, return dated
Boston, July -, 1779, of armed vessels employed on Penobscot expedition by the
Board of War; said Holmes reported as commander of the ship "Charming
Sally," appraised at £90,000, owned by William Erskine; also. Captain, ship
" Charming Sally ; " list of officers dated Boston ; vessel reported to have been
in service from July 13, 1779, to Aug. 28, 1779; 18 officers and 70 men reported
taken on board at Penobscot Aug. 12, 1779, and continued on board until Aug.
28, 1779; also, petition dated Boston, Nov. 1, 1779, signed by William Erskine,
of Boston, asking that said Holmes be commissioned as commander of the ship
" Batchelor " (privateer) ; ordered in Council Nov. 1, 1779, that a commission be
issued.

Holmes, Asa. Private, Capt. William Fellows's co. of matrosses. Gen. Fellows's
(Berkshire Co.) brigade; enlisted July 9, 1777; discharged July 29, 1777; service,
20 days, at Kingsbury, N. Y., 110 miles from home; roll dated Sheffield; also,
detachment from Capt. William Fellows's co. of matrosses commanded by Lieut.
Paul Dewey, Brig. Gen. John Fellows's (Berkshire Co.) brigade; enlisted Sept.
21, 1777; discharged Oct. 19, 1777; service, 28 days; detachment ordered out by
Brig. Gen. Fellows to serve under Maj. Gen. Gates in Northern department.

Holmes, Barnabas. Private, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; muster
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 10, 1776; credited to town of
Plymouth; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.



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Holmes, Bartholomew. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ;
muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 1, 1776; credited to town of
Plymouth; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Holmes, Bartlet, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Jesse Harlow's co. of Minute-men, which
marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ;
service, 7 days.

Holmes, Bartlett, Plymouth. Ensign, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co. ; return of company
officers belonging to Col. Dike's regt., showing number of men present and also
those not joined, dated Dorchester, Sept. 21, 1776, and endorsed "officers to be
commissioned ; " said Holmes probably belonged to Col. Bradford's or Col. Cush-
ing's regt., Brig. Cushing's brigade ; also, same co. ; return of officers who
marched to camp to join Col. Dike's regt., dated Dorchester, Sept. 27, 1776 ; said
Holmes, with other officers of Capt. Stetson's co., marched Aug. 29, 1776;
ordered in Council Sept. 27, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; also, Capt.
Stetson's co.. Col. Dyke's regt. ; pay abstract for rations to and from camp and
travel allowance home, dated Boston, Nov. -, 1776, and endorsed " Regiment at
Dorchester Height ; " 84 miles travel allowed said Holmes.

Holmes, Bartlett. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Zaccheus Bartlet's 10th (Plymouth) co.. Col.
Gamaliel Bradford, Jr.'s (1st Plymouth Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers
chosen by the several companies and ranked by field officers of said regiment, as
certified by Seth Cushing, 2d Major, at "Watertown, June 6, 1776; ordered in
Council June 6, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned
June 6, 1776; also,2i\. Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Goodwin's co.. Col. Theophi-
lus Cotton's regt.; detached Sept. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 31, 1777; company
marched on a secret expedition to Newport, R. I. ; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt.
Zaccheus Bartlett's (10th) co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's (1st Plymouth Co.) regt.
of Mass. militia ; list of officers ; commissioned Oct. 28, 1778.

Holmes, Bartlett. Master, schooner " Hannah ; " engaged Dec. 26, 1777 ; discharged
May 18, 1778 ; service, 4 mos. 26 days, on voyage to North Carolina and return.

Holmes, Benaiah. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bonney's co.. Col. John Dickerson's
(Dickinson's) regt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 22, 1777 ; service, 8
days, including travel (54 miles) home ; company marched to Bennington Aug.
17, 1777, on an alarm to reinforce army at that place.

Holmes, Benjamin, Chesterfield. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bonney's co.. Col. John
Dickerson's (Dickinson's) regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 22,
1777; service, 8 days, including travel (54 miles) home; company marched to
Bennington, Aug. 17, 1777, on an alarm to reinforce army at that place; also,
descriptive list of men raised in Hampshire Co. in 1779 to serve in the Continental
Army ; age, 24 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; hair, brown ; engaged for town of
Chesterfield ; delivered to Capt. J. Cooper ; 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 28, 1780 ; age, 25 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; com-
plexion, light; engaged for town of Chesterfield; arrived at Springfield Aug. 1,
1780 ; marched to camp Aug. 2, 1780, under command of Lieut. Benjamin Pike ;
also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Pater-
son 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 Chesterfield for service in
the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 12, 1780; discharged Dec. 3,
1780; service, 5 mos. 1 day, travel (180 miles) included.

Holmes, Benjamin, Kingston. Private, Capt. Peleg Wadsworth'sco., Col. Theophilus
Cotton's (16th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 5 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 6, 1775.



162 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Holmes, Bexjajiin, Norton. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti-
nental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, re-
turned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at
Springfield, July 9, 1780; age, 20 j'rs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, light;
engaged for town of Norton ; marched to camp July 9, 1780, under command of
Lieut. Jackson, of the artillery ; 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. [See Benjamin Homer.]

Holmes, Benjamin. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Williams Barker's 2d (Scituate) co., 2d
Plymouth Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several com-
panies in said regiment, as returned by John Cushing, Jr., and others, dated
Hanover, May 8, 1776 ; ordered in Council May 10, 1776, that said officers be
commissioned; reported commissioned May 10, 1776; also, Lieutenant, Capt.
Williams Barker's co.. Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.) regt.; marched
Dec. 10, 177C; service, 15 days; regiment ordered to march to Bristol, R. I., on
an alarm in Dec, 1776; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Cliffs co.. Col. Josiah
Whitney's regt. ; marched July 29, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service, 1 mo.
19 days, at Rhode Island, including 3 days (54 miles) travel home; company
raised in Plymouth Co.

Holmes, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Joseph Clap's co.. Col. Israel Chapen's (3d) regt. ;
enlisted Oct. 16, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 12 days, at
Claverack, including 5 days (100 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce
Continental Army for 3 months.

Holmes, Burnet. Private, Capt. William Crow Cotton's co. ; service, 2 days, guard-
ing prisoners from the [British] ship " Somerset." Roll dated Plymouth, Nov.
10, 1778.

Holmes, Caleb, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Jesse Harlow's co. of Minute-men, which
marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ;
service, 11 days; also, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, il775; service, 3 mos. 8
days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its
equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 8, 1775.

Holmes, Caleb. Seaman, brigantine " Independence," commanded by Capt. Simeon
Samson; engaged May 2, 1776; service to Sept. 22, 1776, 4 mos. 20 days; roll
dated Plymouth; also, same vessel and commander; engaged Sept. 23, 1776; ser-
vice to Jan. 1, 1777, 3 mos. 8 days; also, same vessel and commander; engaged
Jan. 1, 1777; service to Feb. 19, 1777, 1 mo. 19 days.

Holmes, Cornelius. Sergeant, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's
regt.; enlisted April 6, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 2 mos. 28 days;
company raised in Plymouth Co. and stationed at Dorchester Heights.

Holmes, Cornelius. List of prisoners sent in the cartel " Swift " from Halifax to
Boston Sept. 30, 1778, as returned by Thomas Baildon, Commissary of Prisoners ;
reported a Seaman.

Holmes, Cornelius. Private, Capt. James Allen's co., Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt. ;
enlisted July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days, at Rhode
Island.

Holmes, Ebenezer, Plymouth. Seaman, brig " Union " (privateer), commanded by
Capt. Jonathan Gardner; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Nov. 3,
1780; age, 33yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, brown; residence, Plymouth.

Holmes, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. E. Cumpston's co.. Col. Greaton's regt.; return
taken from Lieut. James Davis's book ; reported discharged April 23, 1780 ; term,
9 months. [See Eleazer Holmes.]



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Holmes, Ebenezer. Seaman, ship " Mars," commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson;
engaged Feb. 7, 1781 ; discharged March 12, 1781 ; service, 1 mo. 5 days. Roll
dated Boston.

HoLSiES, Edward (also given Edward C). 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 25, 1780 ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complex-
ion, light; engaged for town of Monson; marched to camp July 25, 1780, under
command of Capt. Park; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of
Monson for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched July 24, 1780 ;
discharged Dec. 20, 1780; service, 5 mos. 3 days, including 7 days (140 miles)
travel home.

Holmes, Eleazer. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Washburn's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt. of guards ; engaged Nov. 7, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 26 days,
at Cambridge ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. in 1779 to
serve in the Continental Army; age, 17 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion,
light; engaged for town of Plympton; delivered to Ensign J. Hubbel [see
Ebenezer Holmes] ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continen-
tal Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned
as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Maj. Peter Harwood, of 6th Mass.
regt., at Springfield, July 3, 1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in. ; complexion,
light; engaged for town of Plympton; marched to camp July 3, 1780, under
command of Lieut. Daniel Frye, of the artificers ; also, pay roll for 6 months men
raised by the town of Plympton for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ;
marched June 29, 1780; discharged Dec. 6, 1780; service, 5 mos. 19 days, includ-
ing travel (240 miles) home; also, Private, Capt. Thomas Samson's co.. Col.
Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; marched March 14, 1781 ; discharged March 17, 1781 ;
service, 3 days, at Rhode Island ; roll dated Plympton.

Holmes, Eliphalet. Copy of an order on Ephraim Newell, Town Treasurer of
Attleborough, dated July 5, 1776, for wages due said Holmes and others for ser-
vice on the alarm caused by the battle of Bunlier Hill.

Holmes, Eliphalet. Drummer, Capt. Elisha May's co. ; enlisted Sept. -, 1776; dis-
charged Nov. -, 1776 ; service, 2 mos. ; company served on a 2 months campaign
at New York.

Holmes, Eliphalet. Sergeant, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. Thomas Carpen-
ter's regt. ; service from July 27, 1778, to Aug. 12, 1778, 17 days, at Rhode Island.

Holmes, Elisha, "VValpole. Private, Capt. John Lincoln's co., Col. Joseph Webb's
regt. ; marched to camp Aug. 20, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1781 ; service, 3 mos.
22 days, travel (210 miles) included ; company raised for 3 months ; wages of said
Holmes to be paid to the town of Franklin.

Holmes, Elisha. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Ilsley's co.. Col. Cogswell's regt.; enlisted
Sept. 28, 1776; discharged Nov. 16, 1776; service, 2 mos. 2 days, including 13
days (260 miles) travel home ; roll dated New Castle ; receipt for payment of
above roll dated at North Castle and signed by Capt. Ilsley.

Holmes, Elisha. Private, Capt. Joseph Palmer's co. ; enlisted May 3, 1779; dis-
charged Nov. 2, 1779; service, 6 mos.; company stationed at Falmouth; also,
Capt. Micah Hamlen's co., Lieut. Col. Hallet's regt.; enlisted Aug. 12, 1780;
discharged Oct. 30, 1780; service, 2 mos. 20 days, at Rhode Island, including
3 days (60 miles) travel home ; company detached to reinforce Continental Army
for 3 months.

Holmes, Elisha. 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.



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Holmes, Elkanah. Private, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 10, 1776; credited to town of
Plymouth ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Holmes, Elxathan. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark s co.. Col. Benjamin Simonds's
(Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Sept. 7, 1777; discharged Sept; 30, 1777; service,
24 days ; company marched to Pawlet by order of Maj. Gen. Lincoln to serve for
20 days from time of joining at headquarters and was discharged at Pawlet, 60
miles from home ; roil certified at Williamstown ; also, Capt. Samuel Sloan's CO.,
Col. Asa Barns's regt.; service between Oct. 11 and Oct. 28, 1781, 14 days; com-
pany marched from Berkshire Co. by order of Gen. Stark on an alarm at Saratoga.

Holmes, Ephraim. Private, Capt. Stephen Churchill's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt. ; enlisted March 8, 1781 ; discharged March 12, 1781 ; service, 4 days, at
Newport, R. I. ; companj' raised by order of His Excellency John Hancock to
serve for 40 days, unless sooner discharged.

Holmes, Ezra, Willington, Conn. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 9th co., Col. John Bliss's (1st Hampshire Co.) regt., as returned by Capt.
Caleb Keep; residence, Willington; joined Capt. Toogood's co., Col. Nixon's
regt. ; engaged April 1, 1778 ; term, 8 months ; also, return of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army from Capt. Reuben Munn's 9th (1st Monson) co.. Col.
John Bliss's regt.; residence, Connecticut; engaged for town of Monson; joined
Capt. Toogood's co., Col. Nixon's regt. ; engaged April 1, 1778; term, 8 months.

Holmes, Ezra. Corporal, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co.. Col. Dike's regt.; muster roll
for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec 10, 1776; credited to town of Plymouth;
regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Holmes, Fortune, Maiden. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
[year not given] ; residence, Maiden ; engaged for town of Maiden.

Holmes, Friend, Taunton. Private, Capt. Daniel Drake's co., Col. Luke Drury's
(Bristol Co.) regt.; marched from home Aug. 23, 1781 ; arrived at camp Sept. 1,
1781; discharged Dec. 1, 1781; arrived home Dec. 10, 1781; service, 3 mos. 19
days, at North River; mileage to camp (200 miles) allowed; company raised for
3 months.

Holmes, George, Lynn. Private, Capt. Stephen Wilkins's co., Col. Wigglesworth's
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Albany home, sworn to Jan.
15, 1777 ; 210 miles travel allowed said Holmes.

Holmes, George. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Goodwin's co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt.; detached Sept. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 31, 1777; service, 1 mo. 6 days;
company marched on a secret expedition to Newport, R. I.

Holmes, George. Receipt dated Medway, June 16, 1778, signed by said Holmes and
others belonging to Capt. Moses Adams's co.. Col. Brooks's regt. of guards, for
wages for service from Nov. 3, 1777, to April 3, 1778, 5 mos., at Cambridge, and
travel allowance for said term.

Holmes, Gershom, Taunton. Sergt. Enos Dean's detachment of guards; service, 1
day, by order of Committee of Correspondence, etc., in order to prevent the escape
of Highlanders and other prisoners from Taunton jail during the alarm of Dec
8, 1776; also. Private, Capt. Josiah Crocker's co.. Col. Carpenter's regt.; service,
1 mo. 15 days ; company marched from Taunton to Rhode Island to serve for 6
weeks, agreeable to order of Council of July -, 1778 ; also, Capt. Nehemiah Pratt's
CO., Col. Mitchell's regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. James Williams, Brig. George
Godfrey's (Bristol Co.) brigade ; service, 8 days ; company marched to Tiverton,
R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 2, 1780.

Holmes, Gershom, Worcester. Private, Capt. Benjamin Flagg's co. of Minute-men,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; also, list of men



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Holmes, Gershom, continued.

returned as serving on picket guard under Maj. Baldwin, dated May 23, 1775;
said Holmes detailed under Capt. Jonas Hubbard ; also, Capt. Jonas Hubbard's
CO., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said Holmes
and others, dated June -, 1775; also, Private, same co. and regt.; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, com-
pany return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775.

Holmes, Henry. Descriptive return dated Boston, Jan. 5, 1781, made by Edward
Procter, Colonel of Boston regt., of men who had enlisted to serve in the militia
under Brig. Gen. John Fellows for the term of 3 months from the time of their
arrival at place of rendezvous, unl-ess sooner discharged, and who had received
bounty and mileage due them of said Col. Procter ; Capt. Marston's co. [See
Henry Helman.]

Holmes, Hugh. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Jones's co.. Col. Joseph North's regt. ;
list of officers appointed to command various companies raised in the year 1776
in accordance with an act passed to raise one-fourth of the men in Lincoln Co.,
as returned by Samuel Harnden to Maj. Gen. James Warren.

Holmes, Ichabod. Private, Capt. William Weston's co. ; service from July 1, 1776,
to date of discharge, Jan. 7, 1777, 6 mos. 7 days ; reported enlisted June 24, 1776 ;
company stationed at the Gurnet for defence of Plymouth harbor; also, Capt.
Nathaniel Goodwin's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; detached Sept. 25, 1777 ;
discharged Oct. 31, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 6 days ; company marched on a secret
expedition to Newport, R. I.

Holmes, Isaac, Plymouth (also given Hanover). Private, Capt. William Weston's
CO. ; service from July 1, 1776, to date of discharge, Dec. 31, 1776, 6 mos. ; re-
ported enlisted June 24, 1776 ; company stationed at the Gurnet for defence of
Plymouth harbor ; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Benjamin Rider's co., 1st Plymouth Co. regt.; residence, Plymouth;
engaged for town of Plymouth; joined Capt. George Donhara's co., Col. Baily's
regt.; term, 3 years (also given during war) ; also, list of men mustered between
March 22 and March 27, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ;
Col. Bailey's regt.; age, 31 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. Dunham; also. Private, 8th
CO., Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
March 4, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. George Dunham's (8th) co.. Col.
Bailey's (1st) regt. ; return of men who joined before Aug. 15, 1777 ; also, Capt.
Judah Alden's co., Col. Bailey's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for ser-
vice from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, list of men entitled to $20 or 200
acres of land, agreeable to resolve of March 5, 1801 ; 4th Mass. regt. ; residence,
Hanover.

Holmes, Isaac, Williamstown. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. Benjamin
Symonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Sept. 7, 1777; discharged Sept. 30,
1777; service, 24 days; company marched to Pawlet by order of Maj. Gen.
Lincoln to serve for 20 days from time of joining at headquarters and was dis-
charged at Pawlet, 60 miles from home ; also, return of men drafted from Berk-
shire Co. militia to march to Horse Neck under command of Col. Benjamin
Simonds [year not given], but who failed to join regiment; drafted from town of
Williamstown; drafted into Capt. Stratton's co.

Holmes, Israel, Rochester. Private, Capt. Earl Clap's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775.

Holmes, Israel. Private, Capt. Abishai Tinkham's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 6, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 12, 1778 ; service, 6 days ; com-
pany marched from Middleborough to Dartmouth on two alarms, one in May and
one in Sept., 1778. Roll dated Middleborough.



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Holmes, Issachar. Private, Capt. Stephen Penniman's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; mus-
ter roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 13, 1776; credited to town of
Stoughton ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777 ; also, Private, in a com-
pany in Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; service, 24 days; company marched to
Bristol, R. I., April 18, 1777, under command of Capt. Robert Swan, of Stoughton ;
roll dated Stoughton.

Holmes, Jabez, Dedham. Private, Capt. William Bullard's co. (co. of South Parish in
Dedham), Col. Heath's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; ser-
vice, 4 days ; also, (late) Capt. David Fairbanks's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt. ; ser-
vice, 5 days, at Dorchester Heights ; company marched to Roxbury March 4, 1776.

Holmes, Jabez, Plymouth. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Robert Finney's co., 1st Plymouth Co. regt.; residence, Plymouth;
engaged for town of Plymouth; joined Capt. Donham's co., Col. Baily's regt.;
term, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master for
Plymouth Co. ; Col. Bailey's regt. ; age, 21 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. Dunham ; also,
Private, 8th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for



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