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service from Feb. 10, 1777, to July 3, 1778; also, Capt. George Dunham's (8th)
CO., Col. Bailey's (1st) regt.; return of men who joined before Aug. 15, 1777;
reported a prisoner in Philadelphia ; also reported died July 3, 1778.

Holmes, Jacob, Williamsburg. List of men raised by the town of Williamsburg to
serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. Samuel Fairfield, the Select-
men and Committee of Williamsburg; residence, Williamsburg; joined Capt.
Daniel Lyman's co.. Col. Lee's regt. ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel
Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, Oct. 12, 1777; Capt. Lyman's
CO., Col. Lee's regt.; a^so, return certified at Camp near Morristown, April 30,
1780, of officers and men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jack-
son's regts., and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's
regt., who were incorporated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry
Jackson, agreeable to the arrangement of April 9, 1779 ; rank. Private ; residence,
Williamsburg; engaged Sept. 18, 1777; term, 3 years; said Holmes appears
among men belonging to Col. William R. Lee's regt. who had been discharged
from the rolls prior to above arrangement; reported died Feb. 24, 1778.

Holmes, Jacob. Private, Capt. Thomas Crandon's co. ; enlisted July 25, 1775 ; service,
5 mos. 9 days, in defence of seacoast.

Holmes, Jacob (also given Jacob, Jr.). Private, Capt. Benjamin Flagg's co. of
Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; also,
Capt. David Chadwick's co. ; service, 5 days ; company marched to Bennington
on an alarm; State pay allowed agreeable to resolve of Sept. 25, 1777.

Holmes, James, Greenwich. Return of men drafted from Hampshire Co. militia to
march to Horse Neck under command of Col. Samuel How [year not given] , but
who failed to join regiment ; drafted from town of Greenwich ; drafted into Capt.
Thompson's co.

Holmes, James. Account of labor performed on board the brig " Tyrannicide," com-
manded by Capt. Jonathan Haradan, dated Boston, June 18, 1778; said Holmes
credited with 21 days labor.

Holmes, James. Private, Capt. Zaccheus Bartlet's co., Col. Lothrop's regt.; service,
10 days ; company marched from South Precinct in Plymouth to Bristol, R. I.,
on the alarm of Dec. 11, 1776 ; also, Capt. William Crow Cotton's co.. Col. Josiah
Whitney's regt. ; enlisted July 29, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service, 1 mo.
16 days; company raised in Plymouth Co. and marched to Rhode Island.

Holmes, Job, Halifax (also given Plympton). List of men mustered by James Hatch,
Muster Master for Plymouth Co., as returned to the Council Sept. 10, 1777; Col.
Wesson's regt. ; age, 20 yrs.; residence, Halifax; enlisted for town of Halifax;



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Holmes, Job, continued.

enlisted by Capt. Cogswell; enlistment, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Amos Cogs-
well's (2d) CO., Col. James Wesson's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from Sept. 10, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; return
dated Jan. 25, 1778; residence, Plympton; engaged for town of Halifax; mus-
tered by Capt. Hatch, State Muster Master; also, Major's co., Col. Wesson's
regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Sept. 12,
1780; reported discharged Sept. 12, 1780; also, Capt. William Watson's (Light
Infantry) co.. Col. James Wesson's (9th) regt.; return of clothing for the year
1780; reported discharged.

Holmes, Job, Plympton. Private, Capt. Thomas Loring's co., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; service, 1 day.

Holmes, Job. Private, Capt. James Harlow's co.. Col. Simeon Cary's regt.; enlisted
Jan. 29, 1776; service to time of marching, 9 days. Roll sworn to in Plymouth
Co.

Holmes, Job, Jr., Plympton. Private, Capt. Thomas Loring's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield; service, 1 day.

Holmes, Joel. Private, Capt. David Holbrook's co.. Col. AVilliam Shepard's (4th)
regt. ; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point; enlisted March 1, 1781 ; en-
listment, 3 years ; reported on duty at the Lines ; also, muster roll for June, 1781 ;
reported deserted June 24, 1781.

HoLsiES, John, Easton. Private, Capt. Abiel Mitchel's co. of Minute-men, which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; also, Sergeant ; company
receipt for advance pay, etc., given to Capt. Matthew Randell, dated Hull, June
20, 1776 ; also, Capt. Randell's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt. ; engaged June 1,
1776 ; service to Nov. 30, 1776, 6 mos. ^ day ; also, Capt. Ebenezer Dean's co..
Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; service, 1 mo. 4 days; company marched from
Taunton to Rehoboth, thence to Bristol, thence to Providence, R. I., and thence
home ; roll dated Nov. 5, 1777.

Holmes, John, Kingston. Private, Capt. Peleg Wadsworth's (Kingston) co.. Col.
Cotton's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19,
1775, to Marshfield; service, 11 days; also, Capt. Peleg Wadsworth's co., Col.
Theophilus Cotton's (16th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted 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. Ebenezer Washburn's co.. Col. Thomas Lothrop's regt., Brig.
Joseph Cushing's brigade; service, 17 days; mileage (100 miles) out and home
allowed ; company marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 1776.

Holmes, John, Middleborough. Private, 2d co. commanded by Lieut. John Barrows,
Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; service, 12 days ; company marched from Middle-
borough to Howland's Ferry, R. I., Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm.

Holmes, John, Middleborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co.. Col. Sprout's (4th Plymouth Co.) regt. ;
residence, Middleborough ; engaged for town of Middleborough ; joined Capt.
Wadsworth's co., Col. Bradford's regt.; term, 3 j^ears; also, list of men mus-
tered between March 5 and March 22, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for
Plymouth Co.; Col. Bigelow's regt.; age, 17 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. Joseph
Tupper; also. Private, Capt. Wadsworth's (2d) co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 6, 1777, to Dec. 31,
1779 ; also, same co. and regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment,
March 6, 1777 ; credited with 64 days allowance ; roll dated Boston ; also, same
CO. and regt. ; return dated Valley Forge, Jan. 28, 1778 ; mustered by County
and Continental Muster Masters ; also, same co. and regt. ; return of men who



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Holmes, John, continued.

were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subse-
quently except on furlough, dated Feb. 17, 1779; joined May 12, 1777; also,
Lieut. Colonel's co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 5, 1780.

Holmes, John, Plymouth. Pilot, brigantine " Independence," commanded by Capt.
Simeon Samson; engaged April 26, 1776; service to Sept. 22, 1776, 4 mos. 26
days; also, same vessel and commander; engaged Sept. 23, 1776; service to Jan.
1, 1777, 3 mos. 8 days; roll sworn to at Boston; also, same vessel and com-
mander; engaged Jan. 1, 1777; service to April 8, 1777, 3 mos. 8 days; also, list
of officers, seamen, and marines, belonging to the brigantine "Hazard," com-
manded by Capt. Simeon Samson, in the service of the state of Massachusetts,
made up for advance pay, dated Boston, Nov. 13, 1777; also, brigantine " Haz-
ard," commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson ; engaged Aug. 20, 1777 ; discharged
May 20, 1778 ; service, 9 mos. ; roll dated Boston.

Holmes, John, Stoughton. Private, Capt. Peter Talbot's co.. Col. Lemuel Robinson's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; also, same
CO. ; service, 2 days, on an alarm [year not given, probably 1775] ; also, Corporal,
Capt. Simeon Leach's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; service, 2 days ; company
marched from Stoughton to Braiiitree March 21, 1776, when British ships lay in
Boston Harbor; also, Private, Capt. Stephen Penniman's co.. Col. Dil^e's regt.;
muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 13, 1776; regiment raised to
serve until March 1, 1777 ; also. Private, Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; ser\'ice, 24
days; company marched to Bristol, R. I., April 18, 1777, under command of
Capt. Robert Swan, of Stoughton.

Holmes, John, Taunton. Private; company receipt for advance pay, etc., given to
Capt. Matthew Randell, dated Hull, June 20, 1776 ; also, Capt. Randell's co., Col.
Marshal's regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 30, 1776, 4 mos. 2 days ; also,
descriptive list of men raised to serve for 9 months from time of their arrival at
Fishkill, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, returned as mustered by James
Leonard, Muster Master, dated Taunton, May 16, 1778; Capt. Peletiah Eddy's
(10th) CO., Col. George Williams's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; age, 49 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
Sin. ; complexion, dark; hair, black; eyes, black; engaged for town of Taunton ;
also, list of men returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col.
R. Putnam, July 20, 1778; arrived at Fishkill June 19, 1778; also, Private, Capt.
Seth Pratt's co.. Col. James Williams's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; enlisted Aug. 2, 1780;
discharged Aug. 10, 1780 ; service, 8 days ; company marched to Tiverton, R. I.,
on an alarm.

Holmes, John. Private, Capt. Edward Grow's co. ; enlisted July 10, 1775; service to
Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 7 days ; company raised in York for defence of seacoast.

Holmes, John. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co.. Col. Simon Cary's regt.; ser-
vice, 4 days. Roll dated Roxbury, April 1, 1776.

Holmes, John. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Jonathan Andrews's 2d (2d Scarborough) co.,
3d Cumberland Co. regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen in said regiment;
ordered in Council May 10, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported
commissioned May 10, 1776.

Holmes, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Sevey's co.. Col. Benjamin Foster's (Lincoln
Co.) regt.; enlisted June 23, 1777; discharged July 16, 1777; service, 23 days;
company ordered on duty by Col. Foster for defence of Machias and rivers adja-
cent when ship " Ambuscade " lay in the harbor.

Holmes, John. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Adam Kasson's co.. Col. Israel Chapen's (3d)
regt.; enlisted Oct. 21, 1779; discharged Nov. 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 5 days, at
Claverack, including 3 days (00 miles) travel home; reported acting as Quarter
Master ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.



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Holmes, John. Descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. in 1779 to serve in the
Continental Army ; age, 32 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged
for town of Middleborough ; delivered to Ensign J. Hubbel ; also. Col. Greaton's
CO., 3d Mass. regt. ; entered service July 25, 1779; discharged April 25, 1780;
term, 9 months.

Holmes, John. Private, Capt. Jonah Washburn's co., Col. Ebenezer White's regt.;
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; company
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. Roll sworn to at Middleborough.

Holmes, John (also given John, Jr.). 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; also, Capt. John Spoor's co.,
Col. John Brown's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 18, 1780; discharged
Sept. 28, 1780; service, 2 mos. 15 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel home;
company raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ; also, Capt. John
Spoor's CO., Col. John Ashley, Jr.'s, regt. ; enlisted Oct. 12, 1781 ; discharged Oct.
23, 1781; service, 11 days; company ordered to march to Barnes's Heiths in
Stillwater Oct. 12, 1781, on an alarm.

Holmes, John, Jr. Private, Capt. Edward Bridge Savell's (Stoughtonham) co.. Col.
Gill's regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched to Dorchester Heights March 4,
1776, on an alarm.

Holmes, John, Jr. Private, Capt. Perez Churchill's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 6, 1778 ; discharged Sept. 13, 1778 ; service, 6 days, on an
alarm in Sept., 1778 ; company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in
May and one in Sept., 1778.

Holmes, Jonathan, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Edward Hammond's co., Col. The-
ophilus Cotton's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 1, 1775;
service, 2 mos. 5 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 11, 1775; also, Pri-
vate, Capt. Nathaniel Goodwin's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt.; detached
Sept. 25, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 30, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 5 days ; company marched
on a secret expedition to Newport, R. I. ; also, Capt. Benjamin Rider's co., Col.
John Jacobs's regt.; enlisted Aug. 16, 1780; discharged Oct. 8, 1780; service,
1 mo. 25 days, at Rhode Island; company raised to reinforce Continental Army
for 3 months.

Holmes, Jonathan, Plympton (also given Kingston). Private, Capt. Peleg Wads-
worth's CO., Col. Theophilus Cotton's (16th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ;
enlisted June 7, 1775 ; service, 1 mo. 26 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7,
1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov.
6, 1775 ; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt.
James Harlow's (3d Plympton) co.. Col. Cotten's (1st Plymouth Co.) regt.; resi-
dence, Plympton ; engaged for town of Plympton ; engaged April -, 1777 ; joined
Col. Putnam's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, list of men mustered between March 5
and March 22, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; Col. Put-
nam's regt. ; age, 22 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. N. Brown ; also. Private, Capt. Gard-
ner's CO., Col. Rufus Putnam's regt. ; Continental Ai-my pay accounts for service
from Jan. 8, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Benjamin Gates's co.. Col. Put-
nam's regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778; mustered by Capt. Hatch; also,
(late) Capt. Gates's co.. Col. Putnam's (4th) regt.; return for gratuity, approved
April 22, 1779; also, Corporal, Capt. Gardner's co., Col. Putnam's regt.; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also,
descriptive list dated West Point, Jan. 10, 1781 ; Capt. Trotter's co., Col. Putnam's
(5th) regt. ; rank. Corporal ; age, 26 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; complexion, dark ;
hair, dark ; eyes, blue ; residence, Plympton ; enlisted Jan. 8, 1777, by Lieut. Ham-



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Holmes, Jonathan, contintied.

mond ; enlistment, during war ; also, list dated Boston, Feb. 18, 1804, returned
by John Avery, Secretary, and J. Jackson, Treasurer, of men who furnished
satisfactory evidence of their service as soldiers and were entitled to gratuities
under resolves of March 4, 1801, and June 19, 1801 ; 5th Mass. regt. ; residence,
Kingston. [See Jonathan Hilmer.]

Holmes, Joseph, Middleborough. Sergeant, Capt. Isaac Wood's (2d Middleborough)
CO. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield;
service, 3 days.

Holmes, Joseph, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Joshua Benson's co.. Col. The-
ophilus Cotton's regt.; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Lieut. William
Tomson's (probably Capt. Joshua Benson's) co.. Col. Cotton's regt. ; order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 14, 1775.

Holmes, Joseph, Middleborough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co.. Col. Sproutt's (4th Plymouth Co.) regt.;
residence, Middleborough; engaged for town of Middleborough; joined Capt.
Dunham's co.. Col. Baly's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, Private, 8th co.. Col. John
Bailey's regt. ; Continental Armj' pay accounts for service from Feb. 12, 1777, to
July 3, 1778; a^so, Capt. George Dunham's (8th) co.. Col. John Bailey's (1st)
regt.; return of men who joined prior to Aug. 15, 1777; reported died July 3,
1778.

Holmes, Joseph. Sergeant, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co., Col. Simon Gary's regt. ;
service, 5 days. Roll dated Roxbury, April 1, 1776.

Holmes, Joseph. Private, Lieut. Jonah Washburn's co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ;
service, 11 days; company marched from Middleborough to Rhode Island on the
alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. Roll dated Middleborough.

Holmes, Joseph. Prize Master, brigantine "Independence," commanded by Capt.
Simeon Samson; engaged Oct. 10, 1776; service to Jan. 1, 1777, 2 inos. 20 days;
also, same vessel and commander; engaged Jan. 1, 1777; service to April 8, 1777,
3 mos. 8 days.

Holmes, Joseph. Private, Capt. Joseph Sevey's co., Col. Benjamin Foster's (Lincoln
Co.) regt.; enlisted June 23, 1777; discharged July 16, 1777; service, 23 days;
company ordered on duty by Col. Foster for defence of Machias and rivers
adjacent when ship "Ambuscade" lay in the harbor ; also, same co. and regt.;
entered service July 16, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1777 ; service, 2 mos. 24 days,
on an alarm ; company served at Machias when British ships lay in that harbor
until relieved by Col. John Allen's forces.

Holmes, Joseph. Private, Capt. Jonah Washburn's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's regt.;
marched Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; company
marched to Rhode Island on an alarm ; roll sworn to at Middleborough ; also,
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. ; company
raised by order of His Excellency John Hancock to serve for 40 days, unless
sooner discharged.

Holmes, Joseph. Return dated Newbury, Sept. 20, 1781, made by the Selectmen, of
bounties paid said Holmes and others to seiwe in the Continental Army for the
term of 3 years or during the war, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780.

Holmes, Joshua, Middleborough. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster
Master for Plymouth Co. [year not given] ; Col. Bailej''s regt. ; residence, Mid-
dleborough; age, 20 yrs.; enlisted by Capt. Dunham; enlistment, 3 years.

Holmes, Joshua (also given Joshua, Jr.), Plymouth. Private, Capt. Jesse Harlow's
CO.; enlisted Jan. 29, 1776; service to Nov. 18, 1776, 9 mos. 21 days; company



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Holmes, Joshua (also given Joshua, Jr.), continued.

stationed at Plymouth for defence of seacoast; also, return of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army from Capt. Sylvanus Harlow's co., 1st Plymouth Co.
regt. ; residence, Plymouth ; engaged for town of Plymouth ; joined Capt. Don-
ham's CO., Col. Baley's regt. ; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered by James
Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co.; Col. Bailey's regt.; age, 18 yrs.; en-
listed by Capt. Dunham; also, Private, 8th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt.; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 19, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also,
Capt. George Dunham's (8th) co.. Col. Bailey's (1st) regt. ; return of men who
joined prior to Aug. 15, 1777; also, Capt. Thomas [Robert] Bradford's co., Col.
Bailey's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to
Feb. 19, 1780.

Holmes, Josiah. Private, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt.; service from Sept. 28, 1777, to Oct. 31, 1777, 1 mo. 5 days, at Rhode
Island; company marched on a secret expedition in Oct., 1777.

Holmes, Lemuel, Walpole. Lieutenant, Capt. Jeremiah Stiles's co.. Col. Paul Dudley
Sargent's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 21, 1775; service,
3 mos. 18 days.

Holmes, Levi. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Washburn's co.. Col. Thomas Lothrop's regt..
Brig. Joseph Cushing's brigade; service, 17 days; mileage out and home (100
miles) allowed; company marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 1776;
roll dated Kingston; also, Capt. James Harlow's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt.;
enlisted June 5, 1778; service, 8 mos. 4 days, guarding passes of North river,
including travel (480 miles) to and from camp ; company raised for 8 months ;
also, Capt. Benjamin Rider's co.. Col. John Jacobs's regt.; enlisted Aug. 25,
1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 2 mos. 10 days, at Rhode Island; com-
pany raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ; roll sworn to in Plym-
outh Co.

Holmes, Lothrop, Plymouth. Ensign, Capt. Joseph Stetson's co. ; return dated Han-
over, Aug. 26, 1776, signed by Jos. Cushing, of ofHcers appointed to command
two companies raised from Plymouth Co. militia, in accordance with an order of
Council of July 18, 1776, to draft every twenty-fifth man from the train bands
and alarm lists, with request that they be commissioned by the Council ; com-
pany raised from 1st and 2d Plymouth Co. regts. Return endorsed "rais'd for
Dorchester Heights."

Holmes, Luther. Private, Capt. Joseph Browning's co.. Col. Seth Murray's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 24, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 2 mos.
24 days, including 7 days (140 miles) travel home ; company raised to reinforce
Continental Army for 3 months; also, order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, dated
Monson, April 1, 1782, signed by said Holmes and others, for wages for 3 mos.
service in Capt. Joseph Browning's co.. Col. Seth Murray's regt., in 1780.

Holmes, Luther. Matross; enlisted June 1, 1780; discharged May 1, 1781; service,
11 mos., at Machias, under Col. John Allan in Eastern Indian department; re-
ported in the artillery.

Holmes, Mather (also given Matthew). Private, Capt. Stephen Penniman's co., Col.
Dike's regt.; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 13, 1776; cred-
ited to town of Stoughton; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Holmes, Nat., 3d, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's (2d Middleborough)
CO. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield;
service, 3 days.

Holmes, Nath., 2d, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's (2d Middleborough)
CO. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield;
service, 3 days.



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Holmes, Nathan. Private, Capt. William Crow Cotton's co. ; service, 2 days; com-
pany marched to guard prisoners from the [British] ship "Somerset." RoK
dated Plymouth, Nov. 10, 1778.

Holmes, Nathaniel, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. The-
ophilus Cotton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 17, 1775.

Holmes, Nathaniel, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co.. Col.
Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; service, 31 days, on a secret expedition to Rhode
Island in Sept. and Oct., 1777.

Holmes, Nathaniel, Westford. Private, Capt. Joshua Parker's co.. Col. William
Prescott's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service,
29 days; also, same co. and regt.; company return endorsed "Oct. 30, 1775;"
entered service April 19, 1775 ; reported enlisted into the train May 26, 1775 ; also,
Capt. John Popkin's co., Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt.; receipt for
advance pay, signed by said Holmes and others, dated Winter Hill, July 1-4, 1775 ;
also, company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Sept. 27, 1775; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Jan. 2, 1776.

Holmes, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Robert Finney's co.. Col. Lothrop's regt.; en-
listed Dec. 11, 1776; service, 10 days; company inarched from Plymouth to Bris-
tol, R. I., Dec. 11, 1776, on an alarm.

Holmes, Nathaniel. Private, Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; service, 12 days; company
marched from Milton, Stoughton, and Stoughtonham, to Castle Island Dec. 19,
1776, under command of Capt. Robert Swan, of Stoughton.

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

Holmes, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Benjamin Rider's co.. Col. John Jacobs's regt. ;
enlisted July 29, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days, at Rhode
Island ; company raised to reinforce Continental Armj' for 3 months. Roll sworn
to in Plymouth Co.

Holmes, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. David Holbrook's co., Col. William Shepard's
(4th) regt, ; muster roll for Sept., 1781 ; enlisted April 15, 1781 ; enlistment, 3
years.

Holmes, Nathaniel, 2d (also given Nathaniel, Jr.) . Descriptive list of men raised in



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