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days (60 miles) travel to place of destination and 5 days travel from place of
discharge home ; company raised for 2 months.

HoRSMORE, Amos, Weston. Private, Capt. Jesse Wyman's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt. ; arrived at place of destination May 10, 1777 ; discharged July 10, 1777, at
Point Judith ; service, 2 mos. 9 days, at Rhode Island, including 3 days (50 miles)
travel to place of destination and 5 days travel from place of discharge home ;
company raised for 2 months.

HoRSOM, Benjamin. Corporal, Capt. Samuel Grant's co., (late) Col. Storer's regt.;
entered service Aug. 14, 1777; discharged Oct. 23, 1777; service, 85 days, with
Northern army, including travel (300 miles) home; company discharged at
Queman's Heights.

HoRSOM, Jonathan, Berwick. Private, Capt. Samuel Grant's co.. Col. Jonathan
Titcomb's regt. ; service, 2 mos. 14 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (260
miles) to and from camp at Rhode Island; warrant allowed in Council July 21,
1777. Roll endorsed " for 2 Months Service."



262 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

HoRSOM, JoxATHAN. Company receipts, given to Capt. Samuel Leighton, for wages
for Aug.-Oct., 1776, dated Dorchester; also, company receipt, given to Capt.
Samuel Leighton, for ration allowance from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 29, 1776, dated
Dorchester ; also, receipt signed by said Horsora and others belonging to Capt.
Samuel Leighton's co.. Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt., for wages for Nov., 1776,
dated Dorchester.

HoRSOM, Samuel. Capt. Esaias Preble's co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of guards;
marched from home April 2, 1778; service, 3 mos. 5 days, at Winter Hill, in-
cluding travel (80 miles) home; company detached from militia to serve from
April 2, 1778, to July 3, 1778.

HoRSOM, Timothy. Receipt dated Berwick, May 9, 1781, for bounty paid said Horsom
by James Gubtail, Chairman of a class of the town of Berwick, to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780.

HoRSSOM, Benjamin. Private ; list of men returned as serving on main guard under
Lieut. Col. L. Baldwin, dated July 3, 1775.

HoRssoM, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Richard Rogers's co.. Col. Gerrish's regt. of
guards ; enlisted Aug. 14, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 14, 1778 ; service, 4 mos. 5 days,
at Winter Hill, including travel home. Roll dated Camp Winter Hill.

HoRSWELL, . [This name also appears under the form of Horsewell, Horswill.]

HoRSWELL, Luke, Swanzey. Private, Capt. James Cooper's co., Col. Gamaliel Brad-
ford's regt.; return' dated Feb. 1, 1778; residence, Swanzey; engaged for town
of Swanzey ; mustered by County and Continental Muster Masters ; reported not
joined.

HoRSWELL, Luke, Swanzey. Private, Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 3, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service, 7 days ; company
marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm; by order of Col. Slead all the men in
Swanzey were joined in one company under Capt. Peck, the other officers refus-
ing to serve. Roll sworn to at Rehoboth.

Horswill, Luke. Private, Capt. James Cooper's co.. Col. Gamaliel Bradford's (12th)
regt.; return of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777; joined July
8, 1777; reported deserted July -, 1777.

Horten, , Medford. Petition addressed to the Council, 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 Horten, a Captain, reported as not belonging to Col.
Hutchinson's regt.

Horten, Edmund (also given Edward), Cambridge. Private, Capt. Stephen Dana's
CO., Col. Samuel Thatcher's regt.; service, 2 days; company marched to Rox-
bury March 4, 1776 ; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Stephen Dana's (10th) co., Col. Samuel Thatcher's (1st Middlesex
Co.) regt., dated Cambridge, Feb. 18, 1778; residence, Cambridge; engaged for
town of Cambridge; joined Capt. Thomas's co.. Col. Marshall's regt.; term, 3
years.

Horten, Elijah, Milton. Private, Capt. Abner Crane's co.. Col. John Robinson's
regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance from camp home, dated North Kingston,
Dec. 31, 1777; said Horten credited with allowance for 3 days (60 miles).

Horten, Lemuel. Private, Capt. Seth Sumner's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; ser-
vice, 25 days; company marched to Rhode Island April 17, 1777. Roll dated
Dorchester.



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HoRTEN, Simeon. Private, Capt. Peleg Peck's co., Col. Carpenter's regt. ; enlisted
Dec. 13, 1776; discharged Dec. 17, 1776; service, 5 days, on an alarm at Bristol,
R. I. Roll sworn to at Swanzey.

HoRTEx, Simeon. Private, Capt. Seth Sumner's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; ser-
vice, 25 days; company marched to Rhode Island April 17, 1777. Roll dated
Dorchester.

HoRTEN, William. Private, Capt. Seth Sumner's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; ser-
vice, 25 days; company marched to Rhode Island April 17, 1777. Roll dated
Dorchester.

HoRTER, George. Returns for rations between July 24, 1779, and Sept. 25, 1779, of
men employed at the laboratory under Col. William Burbeck, dated Boston.

HoRTH, . [This name also appears under the form of Haugh.]

Horth, Thomas, Greenwich. Private, Capt. Joseph Hooker's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Ruggles AVoodbridge's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the
alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 11 days ; also, Capt. Isaac Gray's co.. Col. Jona-
than Brewer's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 8 days; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also,
order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Oct. 26, 1775 ;
also, Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Hooker's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams's regt.;
engaged Dec. 15, 1776 ; discharged March 18, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 14 days, in-
cluding 11 daj's (220 miles) travel home; roll dated Morristown.

HoRTH, Thomas. Private, Capt. Daniel Whiting's co.. Col. Asa Whetcomb's regt.;
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Nov. 27, 1776; enlisted Jan. 1, 1776;
reported discharged Nov. 8, 1776.

HoRTH, Thomas. Sergeant, Capt. Moses Montague's co.. Col. Israel Chapen's regt.;
engaged Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Nov= 21, 1779; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at
Claverack, including 6 days (120 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce
Continental Army for 3 months.

HoRTON, . [This name also appears under form of Harden, Harton, Haughton,

Hauton, Holton, Hordon, Horghton, Horten, Horter, Hortter, Hotton, Hough-
ton, Hughton.]

HoRTON, . Ensign, Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ; returns of effectives between

July 25, 1783, and Aug. 22, 1783, dated Camp Philadelphia; reported sick in
camp. [See Elisha Horton.]

HoRTON, Aaron. Private, Capt.Ezekiel Knowlton's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll
for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 14, 1776; credited to town of Templeton ;
reported discharged Jan. 1, 1777; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777;
also, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt.; joined Sept. 17,
1778 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day, at Dorchester, including travel (5 days) home ; com-
pany discharged Dec. 12, 1778.

HoRTON, Ariel. Corporal, Capt. Israel Hix's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; ser-
vice, 16 days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm
of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co.. Col. Williams's regt.; service
from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton; roll dated Rehoboth; also,
Private, Capr. Israel Hicks's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 2,
1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 8 days, on an alarm at Tiverton, R. I.

HoRTON, Adonijah. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co.. Col. Dike's regt. ; muster
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777 ; enlisted Dec. 14, 1776 ; credited to town of Temple-
ton; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also, Capt. Josiah Wilder's
CO., Col. Nathan Sparhawak's (Sparhawk's) regt.; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; dis-
charged Aug. 26, 1777 ; service, 10 days, on the alarm at Bennington of Aug. 21,
1777, including 5 days (100 miles) travel.



264 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AKD SAILORS



HoRTON, Asa, Dorchester. Private, Capt. Oliver Billings's and Lieut. Lemuel Clap's
(Dorchester) co., Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which assembled April 19, 1775;
service, 12 days; also, Capt. William Badcock's co., Col. Pierce's regt. ; marched
from home March 6, 1778; discharged April 3, 1778; service, 30 days, at Castle
Island.

HoRTON, Barnabas, Bridgewater. Private, Lieut. Zachariah Watkins's co.. Col. Ezra
Wood's regt.; enlisted May 10, 1778; service to Feb. U, 1779, 9 mos. 4 days, at
North river; company raised for 8 months from time of arrival at Peekskill.

HoRTON, Barxabas. 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 re-
ceived of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield,
July 11, 1780; age, 17 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, dark; engaged for
town of Bridgewater; arrived at Springfield July 10, 1780; marched to camp
July 11, 1780, under command of Ensign Bancroft; also, pay roll for 6 months
men raised by the town of Bridgewater for service in the Continental Army at
West Point during 1780 ; marched July 4, 1780 [service not given] .

HoRTON, Barnard. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co.. Col. Williams's regt.; ser-
vice from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton; roll dated Rehoboth ; also,
Capt. Israel Hicks's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; enlisted Aug. 1, 1780;
discharged Aug. 3, 1780; service, 3 days, on an alarm at Tiverton, R. I.

HoRTON, Barnet. Private, Capt. Peleg Shearman's co., Col. John Hathaway's (Bris-
tol Co.) regt. ; reported deserted ; company raised to support the Lines near Rhode
Island on an alarm and stationed at Slade's Ferry from April 20, 1777, to May
13, 1777.

HoRTON, Barnet. Private, Capt. Joseph Willmark's co., Col. John Hathaway's regt. ;
enlisted March 18, 1779; discharged April 12, 1779; service, 26 days, at How-
land's Ferry.

HoRTON, Beloved, Templeton. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co.. Col. Nathan
Sparhawk's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to
Cambridge; service, 6 days ; also, Capt. Joel Fletcher's co., Col. Ephraim Doo-
little's regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Horton and others, dated
Camp near Charlestown Road, June 8, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 11 days;
also, company return dated Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775.

HoRTON, Benjamin, Milton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tucker's (Milton) co., which
marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 3 days, before com-
pletion of standing army.

Horton, Benjamin, Sherburne. Sergeant, Light Infantry co., Col. Calvin Smith's
(late Wigglesworth's) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Feb. 15, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Sherburne; credited to town of Sher-
burne; also, Capt. Nathaniel Alexander's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ;
muster roll for May, 1778, dated Camp Valley Forge ; also, same co. and regt.;
muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp near White Plains ; also, same co. and
regt. ; paj' roll for Oct., 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; return [year not given] ;
mustered by Maj. Barber; also, Major's co., (late) Col. Wigglesworth's regt.
commanded by Maj. John Porter; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated
Providence; enWsted Feb. 15, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported transferred to
Light Infantry co. ; also, Capt. Daniel Pillsbury's (Li?ht Infantry) co., Col.
Wigglesworth's regt. ; muster roll for March and April, 1779, sworn to at Provi-
dence; also, Capt. Pilsbury's co., Col. Smith's regt.; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 15, 1780.



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HoETON, Comfort. Sergeant, Lieut. James Horton's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 8 days; company
marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm.

HoRTOx, CrsHiNG. Seaman, brigantine "Independence," commanded by Capt. Simeon
Samson; engaged Mayo, 1776; service to Sept. 22, 1776, 4 mos. 17 days; roll
dated Plymouth; also, same vessel and commander; engaged Sept. 23, 1776;
service to Jan. 1, 1777, 3 mos. 8 days ; also, same vessel and commander ; engaged
Jan. 1, 1777; service to July 5, 1777, 6 mos. 5 days.

HoRTON, Daniel. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Richard Titcomb's (3d) co.. Col. Jonathan
Titcomb's (2d Essex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen in said
regiment, dated Watertown, April 30, 1776; ordered in Council May 3, 1776, that
said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned May 3, 1776.

HoRTOx, Daniel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co. ; list of men stationed at
Brookline for 6 weeks and dismissed Jan. 15, 1776; also, Capt. Israel Hix's co..
Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; service, 8 days ; company marched from Reho-
both to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; roll sworn to at Rehoboth;
also, Sergeant, Capt. Israel Hicks's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; entered
service Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 8 days ; company marched
to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm.

HoRTON, Ebexezer, Miltou. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tucker's (Milton) co., which
marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 4 days, before com-
pletion of standing army.

HoRTox, Ebexezer, Rehoboth. Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan Danfoi'th's co.. Col. David
Brewer's (9th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 7, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 2 days; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Dan-
forth's CO., Col. Rufus Putnam's (late Brewer's) regt. ; order for bounty coat or
its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 14, 1775.

HoRTox, Ebenezer. List of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster
Master for AVorcester Co.; Capt. Whiting's co.. Col. Tyler's regt.; engaged for
town of Douglas ; mustered July 14, 1779 ; also, descriptive list of men raised for
Continental service, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester
Co.; Capt. Whiting's co.. Col. Tyler's regt.; age, 39 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.;
complexion, light; engaged for town of Douglas; marched July 21, 1779; reported
delivered to Ensign Hubble; also, Capt. Webb's co., Col. Shepard's (4th) regt.;
entered service July 22, 1779; discharged April 22, 1780; term, 9 months.

HoRTOx, Edmuxd (also given Edward), Little Cambridge (also given Cambridge).
Private, Colonel's co.. Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 20, 1779; residence. Little Cam-
bridge ; credited to town of Cambridge ; reported transferred to corps of invalids
at Boston Nov. 1, 1777; also, Capt. Philip Thomas's (5th) co.. Col. Thomas Mar-
shall's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Dec. 19, 1776, to Feb.
6, 1777; credited with 50 days allowance; subsistence also allowed for 11 days
(220 miles) travel on march from Boston to Bennington ; also, (late) Capt. Philip
Thomas's co.. Col. Marshall's (iOth) regt. ; pay abstract for clothing for the year
1778; reported transferred to corps of invalids at Boston May 20, 1778; also,
Capt. Thomas's co.. Col. Marshall's regt.; certificate dated Boston, signed by
Capt. Benjamin Wallcut, certifying that said Horton was in camp on or before
Aug. 15, 1777, but had since joined corps of invalids; also, leave of absence dated
Headquarters, Boston, Sept. 19, 1778, signed by Daniel Lyman, D. N. G., stating
that said Horton and Daniel Barrett, both of the corps of invalids, had permission
of Maj. Gen. Heath to be absent until " tomorrow night " to receive clothing from



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