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Plymouth Co. in 1779 to serve in the Continental Army ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5
ft. 2 in. ; complexion, light ; engaged for town of Plymouth ; delivered to Ensign
E. White; also. Private, Capt. Benjamin Rider's co.. Col. John Jacobs's regt.;
enlisted July 26, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 9 days, at Rhode
Island ; company raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months ; roll sworn
to in Plymouth Co.

Holmes, Nathaniel, 3d. Private, Capt. Benjamin Rider's co., Col. John Jacobs's
regt.; enlisted Sept. 4, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 2 mos. 1 day, at
Rhode Island; company raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.
Roll sworn to in Plymouth Co.

Holmes, Oliver, Dedham. Private, Capt. Joseph Guild's co., 36th regt.; company
return dated Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; also, certificate
endorsed "Dec'r25th 1775," signed by Capt. Joseph Guild, certifying that said
Holmes and others, soldiers in his company. Col. John Greaton's regt., had not
received the bounty coats or their equivalent due for the 8 mos. service in 1775.

Holmes, Oliver, Halifax. Private, Capt. John Bradford's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot-
ton's regt., which marched April 19, 1775, to Marshfield; service, 12 days;
reported enlisted into the army ; also, Capt. John Bradford's co.. Col. Theophilus



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Holmes, Oliver, continued.

Cotton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 3
mos. 7 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 9, 1775 ; also, Private,
Lieut. Judah Wood's co., in a regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. Thomas
Lothrop; service, 6 days, including 4 days (80 miles) travel out and home;
reported "came away" Dec. 15, 1776; company marched from Halifax to
Bristol, R. I., Dec. 9, 1776, on an alarm.

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

1778.

Holmes, Philip, Hardwick (also given Greenfield and Deerfield). Return of men
raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Isaac Powers's co., 4th
Hampshire Co. regt., as returned by Lieut. Col. R. Woodbridge, dated South
Hadley ; engaged for town of Greenwich; joined Capt. Olivar's co.. Col. Graton's
regt.; term, during war; reported a transient; also, list of men mustered by
Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Oliver's co., Col.
Greaton's regt. ; mustered Feb. 27, 1777 ; also. Private, Capt. Oliver's co.. Col. John
Greaton's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 26, 1777,
to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Edward Cumston's co.. Col. John Greaton's regt.;
return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not
been absent subsequently except on furlough ; also, Capt. Robert Oliver's co.,
Col. Greaton's (2d) regt. ; return [year not given] ; enlisted for town of Worces-
ter ; mustered by County Muster Master Newhall ; also, Capt. Thomas Prichard's
CO., Col. Greaton's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan.
1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Hardwicli; also, descriptive list dated West
Point, Jan. 25, 1781 ; Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; age, 40 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
10 in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, dark; residence, Greenfield (also
given Deerfield) ; enlisted Feb. -, 1777, by Maj. Oliver; enlistment, during war;
also, list taken from Lieut. James Davis's book [year not given] of men belong-
ing to 4th CO., 3d Mass. regt., who enlisted for the war.

Holmes, Philip, Stoughton. Fifer, Capt. Peter Talbot's co.. Col. Lemuel Robinson's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 12 (also given 10)
days.

Holmes, Philip, Walpole [N. H.] . Private, Capt. Jeremiah Stiles's co., Col. Paul
Dudley Sargent's regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Boston, Nov. 10, 1775.

Holmes, Philip, Jr. Private, Capt. Simeon Leach's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ;
service, 5 days ; company marched from Stoughton March 4, 1776, at the time of
fortifying Dorchester Heights. Roll dated Stoughton.

Holmes, Pliny. Private, Capt. John Spoor's co.. Col. John Ashley, Jr.'s regt. ;
enlisted Oct. 12, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1781 ; service, 16 days ; company
ordered to march to Barnes's Heiths in Stillwater Oct. 12, 1781, on an alarm.

Holmes, Robert. Matross, Capt. Turner Phillips's (8th) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's
(Artillery) regt.; engaged May 8, 1777; service to Aug. 1, 1777, 2 mos. 24 days;
also, same co. and regt. ; list of men entitled to additional bounty, dated Boston,
Jan. 12, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; list of men who received bounty from
April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777, 8 mos.

Holmes, Robert. Drummer, Capt. Luke Hitchcock's co.. Col. Joseph Vose's (1st)
regt.; muster rolls for July-Sept., 1781; enlisted April 20, 1781; enlistment, 3
years (also given during war); also, muster roll for Feb., 1782, dated Hutts;
reported on furlough.



174 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Holmes, Samuel, Middleborough. Sergeant, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co., Lieut. Col.
Samuel Pierce's regt. ; marched May 19, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 days; company
raised in Plymouth Co. and stationed at Little Compton, E,. I. ; also, Capt.
Edward Sparrow's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted July 11, 1779; dis-
charged Dec. 15, 1779; service, 5 mos. 5 days, at Rhode Island; also, same co.
and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 17 days service at Rhode Island ; also,
same co. and regt.; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo. 2 days service at
Rhode Island.

Holmes, Samuel (also given Samuel, Jr.), Stoughton. Private, Capt. Peter Talbot's
CO., Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 7 days ; also, same co. ; service, 2 days, on an alarm [year not
given, probably 1775] .

Holmes, Samuel, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tisdale's (Stoughtonham)
CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 22 days; also, Capt.
Edward Bridge Savell's (Stoughtonham) co.. Col. Gill's regt. ; enlisted March 4,
1776 ; service, 5 days ; company marched to Dorchester Heights on the alarm of
March 4, 1776 ; also, list of men raised by the town of Stoughtonham to reinforce
the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of April 20, 1778, as returned by Capt.
Edward B. Savell, dated Stoughtonham; enlisted May 20, 1778; also, list of men
raised in Suffolk Co. for the term of 9 months from the time of their arrival at Fish-
kill, returned as received of Jonathan Warner, Commissioner, by Col. R. Putnam,
July 20, 1778 ; engaged for town of Stoughtonham ; also, list of men returned as
mustered by Henry Rutgers, Jr., Deputy Muster Master, dated Fishkill, Aug. 1,
1778 ; arrived at Fishkill June 14, 1778 ; also. Private, Maj. William Lithgow's co..
Col. Benjamin Tupper's (15th) regt. ; muster roll dated West Point, April 5, 1779 ;
enlisted June 14, 1778; discharged March 14, 1779; enlistment, 9 months.

Holmes, Samuel, Stoughtonham. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Con-
tinental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780;
age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 2 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for town of Stough-
tonham; arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780; 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 Stoughtonham for service in the Continental Army during
1780 ; marched July 4, 1780 ; discharged Dec 20, 1780 ; service, 5 mos. 27 days,
including travel (220 miles home).

Holmes, Samuel. Private, Capt. Simeon Leach's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; ser-
vice, 5 days ; company marched from Stoughton March 4, 1776, at the time of
fortifying Dorchester Heights ; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 2 days ; com-
pany marched from Stoughton to Braintree March 21, 1776, when British ships
lay in Boston harbor.

Holmes, Sajviuel. Private, Capt. Stephen Penniman's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; muster
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777 ; enlisted Jan. 4, 1777 ; regiment raised to serve until
March 1, 1777.

Holmes, Samuel. Private, Capt. Robert Swan's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; ser-
vice, 3 days ; company marched from Stoughton to Squantum (The Moon) June
13, 1776, when the British fleet left Boston harbor ; service, 3 days ; also. 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, Samuel. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Washburn's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt. of guards; enlisted Jan. 1, 1778; service to Feb. 3, 1778, 1 mo. 1 day, at
Cambridge.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 175

Holmes, Samuel. Drummer, Capt. James Harlow's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ; en-
listed June 5, 1778 ; service, 8 mos. 4 days, guarding passes of North river, in-
cluding travel (480 miles) to and from camp ; company raised for 8 months.

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

Holmes, Samuel. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's
regt. ; marched May 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 14 days; company raised in Plym-
outh Co. and stationed at Little Compton, R. I.

Holmes, Samuel. Private, Capt. Joshua Shaw's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hampshire
Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 22, 1779 ; discharged Aug. 27, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days,
at New London, Conn. Roll dated Monson.

Holmes, Sajmuel. 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 Aug. 20, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 27, 1777 ; service, 7 days, on an
alarm; company served at Machias from July 16, 1777, to Oct. 10, 1777, when
British ships lay in that harbor until relieved by Col. John Allen's forces ; also,
Lieut. John Scott's detachment from 6th Lincoln Co. regt. ; service between Aug.
31, 1779, and Nov. 20, 1779, 15 days, at Penobscot; roll sworn to at Machias.

Holmes, Samuel. Corporal, Capt. Alexander Foster's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's
regt.; enlisted July 27, 1780 ; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 7 days, including
travel (2 days) home; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., to serve for 6 days.
Roll sworn to at Attleborough.

Holmes, Samuel. 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, Aug. 9,
1780; age, 22 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of
Plymouth; arrived at Springfield Aug. 8, 1780; marched to camp Aug. 9, 1780,
under command of Capt. Daniel Lunt ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised
by the town of Plymouth for service in the Continental Army during 1780;
marched Aug. 3, 1780 ; discharged Dec. 3, 1780 ; service, 4 mos. 12 days, including
travel (240 miles) home.

Holmes, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abram Washburn's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt. ; enlisted March 10, 1781 ; discharged April 1, 1781 ; service, 22 days ; com-
pany marched to Newport to serve for 40 days. Roll dated Bridgewater.

Holmes, Samuel. Private, Capt. Ralph Thompson's co., Lieut. Col. Webb's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 26, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 7, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 23 days, including
11 days (220 miles) travel home ; regiment raised in SuflFolk and Middlesex coun-
ties to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Holmes, Sajiuel. Capt. Samuel Foster's co.. Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt.; return
[year not given] ; reported deserted.

Holmes, Seth, Williamstown. Private, Capt. Samuel Clark's co.. Col. John Brown's
(Berkshire Co.) regt. ; enlisted June 29, 1777 ; discharged July 26, 1777 ; service,
28 days; company called out by Brig. Gen. Fellows at request of Maj. Gen.
Schuyler and ordered to march to Fort Ann ; also, list of men raised in Berkshire



176 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Holmes, Seth, continued.

Co. to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to re-
solve of April 20, 1778, as returned by Trueman Wheler, Muster Master, dated
Great Barrington, June 5, 1778 ; residence, Williamstown.

Holmes, Seth. Sergeant, Capt. Zaccheua Bartlet's co.. Col. Lothrop's regt.; service,
13 days; company marched from South Precinct in Plymouth to Bristol, R. I.,
on the alarm of Dec. 11, 1776.

Holmes, Simeon, Plympton. Private, Capt. John Bridgham's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield, and then returned by order of Col.
Cotton ; service, 3 days.

Holmes, Solomon. Private, Capt. Robert Finney's co., Col. Lothrop's regt. ; service,
13 days; company marched from Plymouth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of
Dec. 11, 1776; 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, Stetson, Winchester [N. H.]. Private, Capt, Oliver Capron's co., Col.
Ephraim Doolittle's (24th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May
12, 1775; service, 2 mos. 25 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ;
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Winter Hill, Nov.
19, 1775.

Holmes, Sylvanus. Private, Lieut. Jonah Washburn's co., Col. fibenezer Sprout's
regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched from Middleborough to Rhode Island
on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. Roll dated Middleborough.

Holmes, Sylvester, Kingston. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Washburn's co.. Col. Thomas
Lothrop's regt.. Brig. Joseph Cushing's brigade; service, 17 days; company
marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 1776; mileage out and home (100
miles) allowed ; also, list of men raised by the town of Kingston to serve in the
Continental Army, as returned by 2d Lieut. Samuel Gray ; residence, Kingston ;
joined Capt. Pope's co.. Col. Shepard's regt.; term to expire Jan. 1, 1780; also,
list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated
Boston, March 30, 1777; Capt. Pope's co.. Col. Shepard's regt.; also, Private,
Capt. Isaac Pope's co.. Col. William Sheppard's regt. ; Continental Army pay ac-
counts for service from Jan. 22, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Pope's co..
Col. Shepard's (3d) regt.; muster rolls for July, Aug., Oct., and Nov., 1778,
March and April, 1779, dated Camp at Providence ; enlisted Jan. 22, 1777 ; enlist-
ment, during war; also. Private and Corporal, Capt. Pope's co.. Col. Shepard's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec; 31,
1780; reported as serving 3 mos. as Private, 9 mos. as Corporal; also. Private,
Capt. Pope's CO., Col. Shepard's (4th) regt.; return for gratuity, dated High-
lands, Feb. 24, 1780 ; also, same co. and regt. ; return made up for the year 1780,
dated Hutts near West Point; appointed Corporal April 1, 1780; also, Corporal,
Capt. Pope's CO., Col. Shepard's regt. ; muster rolls for May and July, 1781, sworn
to in Camp at Phillipsborough ; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781 ; also, muster roll
for Sept., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781,
dated Hutts 1st Brigade; also, muster roll for Dec, 1781, dated Hutts; also,
muster roll for Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts; also, muster roll for Feb., 1782,
dated Cantonment 1st Brigade and sworn to at West Point; also, Sergeant, 4th
Mass. regt. ; list of men entitled to $20 or 200 acres of land, agreeable to resolve
of March 5, 1801.

Holmes, Thomas, Scituate. Private, Capt. Samuel Stockbridge's co.. Gen. John
Thomas's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 10, 1775; service,
2 mos., 3 weeks, 6 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Jan. 5, 1776.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 177

Holmes, Thomas. Corporal, Capt. Amos Turner's co., Col. Titcomb's regt. ; service
from April -, 1777, to the middle of June, 1777, 2 mos. 6 (also given 2 mos. 9)
days, including travel (120 miles) out and home ; company detached from militia,
agreeable to resolve of April 11, 1777, and marched to Tiverton, R. I.

Holmes, Thomas. Private, Capt. Thomas Samson's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt., Gen. Palmer's brigade; service between Sept. 25, 1777, and Oct. 30, 1777,
32 days ; company marched on a secret expedition to Newport, R. I. Roll sworn
to in Plymouth Co.

Holmes, Thomas. List of prisoners sent from Newport, R. I., in the prison ship
"Lord Sandwich " and landed at Bristol, March 7, 1778; reported a Seaman.

Holmes, Thomas. Master, schooner " Grampus ; " descriptive list of officers and crew,
endorsed "Nov.-, 1780;" age, 28 j^rs. ; stature, 4 ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark ;
birthplace, Boston.

Holmes, Wallt. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Washburn's co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's
regt. of guards ; enlisted Nov. 19, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 14 days,
at Cambridge ; also, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's
regt. ; marched May 19, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days ; company raised in Plym-
outh Co. and stationed at Little Compton, R. I.

Holmes, William, Middleborough. Private, Capt. John Bridgham's co.. Col. The-
ophilus Cotton's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 11, 1775; also.
Private, Capt. Job Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotten's (Plymouth Co.) regt. ;
pay roll for Oct., 1777, dated Middleborough ; service, 30 days ; also, Capt. Perez
Churchill's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; enlisted May 6 ; discharged May
9 ; enlisted Sept. 6 ; discharged Sept. 13 ; service, 9 days ; company marched to
Dartmouth on two alarms in May and Sept., 1778; also, Capt. Perez Churchill's
CO., Col. Ebenezer White's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ;
service, 9 days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm.

Holmes, William, New Braintree. Private, Capt. Samuel Dexter's co.. Col. Learn-
ard's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home and return, dated Roxbury Camp,
Jan. -, 1776 ; mileage (136 miles) allowed said Holmes ; company raised in Hard-
wick, New Braintree, and Oakham ; also, same co. and regt. ; company return
dated Roxbury Camp, Jan. -, 1776; also, Capt. Thomas Whipple's co.. Col.
James Converse's (Worcester Co.) regt.; service, 3 days; company marched
towards Providence on an alarm in July, 1777 ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Edmund
Hodges's CO., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted July 27, 1777; discharged Aug.
29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, at the Northward, including 4 days (90 miles)
travel home.

Holmes, William, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Abraham Hammatt's co. of Minute-
men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield; service, 7
days; also, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt.; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days; also, com-
pany return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Benjamin Rider's co., Col. Lothrop's
regt. ; service, 10 days ; company marched from Plymouth to Bristol, R. I., Dec.
11, 1776, on an alarm; also, Capt. Samuel N. Nelson's co.. Col. Aaron Willard's
regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from home to Skeensborough, via
No. 4 or Charlestown, dated Boston, Jan. -, 1777; 242 miles travel allowed said
Holmes; also, same co. and regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from
Fort Edward home, via Albany ; 280 miles travel allowed said Holmes ; warrant
allowed in Council Jan. 28, 1777; also, Capt. William Crow Cotton's co. ; service,
2 days, guarding prisoners from the [British] ship "Somerset;" roll dated
Plymouth, Nov. 10, 1778; 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



178 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Holmes, William, continued.

Springfield, Aug. 9, 1780; age, 22 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, dark;
engaged for town of Plymouth ; arrived at Springfield Aug. 8, 1780; marched to
camp Aug. 9, 1780, under command of Capt. Daniel Lunt; also, pay roll for 6
months men raised by the town of Plymouth for service in the Continental Army
during 1780; marched to camp Aug. 3, 1780; discharged Feb. 7, 1781; service, 6
mos. 16 days, including travel (2i0 miles) home.

Holmes, William, Stoughtonham. Private, Capt. Edward Bridge Savel's (1st
Stoughtonham) co.. Col. Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April
19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. Samtiel Payson's co.. Col. Joseph Read's
(20th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3
mos. 6 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 29, 1775.

Holmes, William, Weston. Private, Capt. Charles Miles's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Ticonderoga, sworn to Feb.
16, 1777 ; 185 miles travel allowed said Holmes.

Holmes, William. Private, Capt. Jesse Sturtevant's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt.; ser-
vice, 2 mos. 5 days, including travel (5 days) out and home ; company marched
to Rhode Island April 28, 1777. Roll dated Halifax.

Holmes, William. Seaman, brigantine " Active," commanded by Capt. Allen Hallet;
engaged June 6, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; service, 2 mos. 26 days. Roll
sworn to in Suffolk Co.

Holmes, William. Captain, 2d co., 4th Cumberland Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list
of officers [year not given] . [See William Harris.]

Holmes, Zaccheus (also given Zachariah), Plymouth. Return of men raised to
serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Zach. Bartlet's co., 1st Plymouth Co.
regt. ; residence, Ph'mouth ; engaged for town of Plymouth ; joined Capt. Dun-
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, 17 yrs. ; en-
listed by Capt. Dunham; w^so. Private, 8th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 17, 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, descriptive list of men belonging to Col. Bailey's
(2d) regt. who re-enlisted for the war subsequent to Sept. 30, 1779, as returned by
Seth Drew, Captain and Commandant, 2d Mass. regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; complexion,
light; hair, light; also, Capt. Adams Bailey's (late Capt. Jacob Allen's) co., Col.
John Bailey's (2d) regt. ; muster roll made up from Jan. 1, 1777, to Jan. 1, 1780;
enlisted March 17, 1777; reported joined from Capt. Dunham's co. ; re-enlisted
Oct. 30, 1779; also, Capt. Adam Bailey's co., Col. Bailey's regt.; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported
deserted, but later certified by Col. Sprout as being in service in 1780 ; also, descrip-
tive list dated Jan. 10, 1781; Capt. Adams Bailey's co., 2d Mass. regt.; age,
20 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; birthplace, Plymouth;
residence, Plymouth ; enlisted March 17, 1777, at Plymouth, by Capt. Dunham ;
enlistment, during war; also, Capt. Adams Bailey's co.. Col. John Bailey's (2d)
regt., commanded by Lieut. Col. Sprout subsequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; muster roll
made up from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 1, 1782; reported deserted Jan. 20, 1781 ; also,
4th Mass. regt. ; list of men entitled to $20 or 200 acres of land, agreeable to re-
solve of March 5, 1801".

Holmes, Zaccheus. Private, brig " Freedom," commanded by Capt. John Clouston ;
discharged Feb. 16, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 16 days ; said Holmes reported as among
crew taken in the ship "La Soye Planter," a prize of the brig " Freedom," and
thereby prevented from arriving at Boston until Feb. 16, 1777 ; also reported as



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