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March 2, 1777; Capt. Spurr's co.. Col. Nixon's regt.; also. Sergeant, Capt. John
Spurr's CO., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts
for service from Feb. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; retarn
of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been
absent subsequently except on furlough, certified at Camp near Peekskill, Feb.
16, 1779; also, Capt. Spurr's co., Col. Nixon's (5th) regt.; muster roll for May,
1779, dated Highlands; enlisted Feb. 1 [1777] ; also, Capt. Spurr's co., 6th Mass.
regt. ; return for clothing for the year 1780 ; receipt for said clothing, dated Peeks-
kill, Dec. -, 1779; also, descriptive list of men belonging to 6th Mass. regt. who
enlisted for the war subsequent to Sept. 30, 1779, as returned by Col. Thomas
Nixon, dated Highlands, Feb. 23, 1780; rank. Sergeant Major; age, 23 yrs.;
stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of Milton; also. Ser-
geant Major, Capt. Spurr's (1st) co.. Col. Nixon's regt. ; Continental Arm\- pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Spurr's co. ;
return for clothing dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, descriptive list dated
AVest Point, Jan. 29, 1781; Capt. Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Smith's (6th") regt.;
rank. Sergeant Major; age, 23 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, light; hair,
light; eyes, dark; residence, Milton ; enlistedDec. 23, 1779, by Lieut. John Crane;
enlistment, during war; also, recommendation addressed to Plis Excellenc.y Gov-
ernor Hancock, dated West Point, March 24, 1781, signed by John Porter, Major
Commandant, 6th Mass. regt., recommending said Horton and Charles Soule as
Ensigns in said regiment; ordered in Council April 2, 1781, that said officers be
commissioned ; reported commissioned April 2, 1781 ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Japhet
Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; return for wages; wages
allowed said Horton for Jan.-April, 1781, 4 mos.; reported promoted to Ensign
April 2, 1781, and transferred to Capt. E. Smith's co. ; also. Ensign, Capt. Eben-
ezer Smith's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt. ; returns for wages ; wages
allowed said Horton for May, 1781-Jul.v, 1782, 15 mos. ; reported transferred to
6th CO.; rt^so, Capt. Matthew Chambers's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th)
regt. ; return for wages ; wages allowed said Horton for Aug.-Dec, 1782, 5 mos. ;
reported received from 4th co. ; also. Ensign, 6th Mass. regt. commanded by Col.
Benjamin Tupper; return of officers entitled to the commutation of five years
full pay in lieu of half pay, agreeable to act of Congress of March 22, 1783.

Horton, Enoch, Milton. Sergeant, Capt. Oliver Vose's (Milton) co., Col. Robertson's
(Robinson's) regt.; service, 10 days [probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775] ;
company marched to Roxbury after the fight at Concord and there served before
completion of standing army; also, Capt. Elijah Vose's co., 36th regt. ; company
return dated Fort No. 2 [probably Oct., 1775] ; reported died Aug. 26, 1775 ; also,
certificate dated Milton, April 25, 1776, signed by the Selectmen, certifying that
said Horton, deceased, a Sergeant in Capt. Elijah Vose's co.. Col. Greaton's regt.,
had not received a bounty coat, and asking that money in lieu of a coat be paid
to Daniel Vose.

HoKTON, Enoch. Return of men raised in Suff"olk Co. for Continental service, agree-
able to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780 ; engaged for town of Stoughton ; engaged April
16, 1781.

Horton, Francis, Boston. Prize Master, ship " Pilgrim," commanded by Capt.
Joseph Robinson ; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated Aug. 2, 1780 ; age, 40
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark; residence, Boston.



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HoKTON, Francis. Drummer, Capt. Francis Felton's (Marblehead) co. ; enlisted July
14, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 1 day, in defence of seacoast; company
stationed at Marblehead.

HoRTO.v, Gad, Springfield. Private, in a company of Minute-men, which marched
April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Springfield under
command of Maj. Andrew Colton; service, 10 days; reported enlisted into the
army April 29, 1775.

HoRTON, George, Salem. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Junius
Brutus," commanded by Capt. John Leach, dated Salem, June 15, 1780; age,
15 yrs. ; stature, 4 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Salem.

HoRTON, George. Return for provisions from July 17 to July 24, 1779, 7 days, of men
employed at the Laboratory under [Col.] William Burbeck, dated Boston.

HoRTON, I, 2d Lieutenant, schooner "Batchelor" (privateer); petition signed by
William Shattuck, of Boston, asking that John Hayes be commissioned as com-
mander of said vessel fitted out for a 4 months cruise ; ordered in Council Feb.
26, 1778, that a commission be issued.

HoRTON, Isaac, Bridgewater. List of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master
for Plymouth Co. [year not given] ; Col. Bailey's regt. ; age, 17 yrs. ; residence,
Bridgewater; enlisted by Capt. Jacob Allen; enlistment, 3 years.

HoRTON, Isaac, England. Private, Capt. William Watson's (6th) co., 3d Mass. regt.
commanded by Lieut. Col. Millen ; muster rolls for Jan., Feb., and April, 1783 ;
reported on Gen. Howe's barge in Jan., 1783; balance of term of enlistment un-
expired, 10 mos. 6 days; also, descriptive list of men in Continental service;
Capt. Watson's CO., 3d Mass. regt. ; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; complexion,
light; hair, light; occupation, sailor; residence, England; engaged March 30,
1781 ; term, 3 years ; reported as having received clothing on various dates between
Nov. 28, 1782, and Sept. 25, 1783.

HoRTON, Isaac. Corporal, Capt. Silas Wild's co., Col. Brooks's regt. of guards ;
entered service Nov. 4, 1777; service to April 3, 1778, 4 mos. 30 days, at Cam-
bridge, guarding troops of convention.

HoRTON, Isaac. Private, Capt. Eliphalet Sawen's co., Col. William Mcintosh's regt.;
enlisted March 25, 1778 ; discharged April 7, 1778 ; service, 13 days, with guards
at Roxbury.

HoRTON, Isaac. Private, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt. ;
enlisted July 22, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos., probably at West
Point, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home; company raised to reinforce
Continental Army for 3 months and ordered part to West Point and part to
Rhode Island.

HoRTON, Isaac. Private, Capt. Daniel Brown's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt.;
service, 6 days, on the alarm at Berkshire of Oct. 13, 1780.

HoRTON, Isaac. Private, Capt. Daniel Pilsbury's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th)
regt. ; return for wages ; wages allowed said Horton for Jan.-Dec, 1782, 12 mos.

HoRTON, Jack, London. Sailor, brigantine " Lucy," commanded by Capt. Stephen
Clay ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Nov. 27, 1780 ; age, 24 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, light; residence, London.

HoRTOx, James, Gilford, Conn. Captain, Col. Baldwin's x"egt. of artificers; copy of a
return of said Horton's co., dated July 20, 1780; engaged Aug. 1, 1777; promoted
to Sergeant Nov. 18, 1778 [1777], to Lieutenant Nov. 11, 1778, and to Captain
June 1, 1779, in room of Stephen Osborn who resigned May 31, 1779; company
reported as belonging to Connecticut.



270 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

HoRTON, James, Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Peleg Shearman's co.. Col. John Hatha-
way's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; service from April 20, 1777, to May 13, 1777, 23 clays;
company stationed at Slade's Ferry. [See James Harden.]

HoRTON, James. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Stephen Bullock's (6th) co., Col. Thomas Car-
penter's (1st Bristol Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen in said regi-
ment ; oi-dered in Council March 28, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ;
reported commissioned March 27, 1776; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Carpenter's
CO., Col. Simeon Cary's regt.. Gen. John Fellows's brigade; list of men stationed
at New York and White Plains for 5 months and dismissed Dec. 1, 1776 ; also.
Lieutenant, Capt. Israel Hix's co., Col. John Dagget's regt. ; return dated Taun-
ton, Jan. 6, 1778, of officers of a regiment raised from Brig. Gen. George Godfrey's
brigade to serve for 3 months under Gen. Spencer, agreeable to order of Council
of Dec. 22, 1777; also, petition dated Rehoboth, June 26, 1778, signed by said
Hortou, Lieutenant, and other officers of Col. Thomas Carpenter's (1st Bristol
Co.) regt., asking for a new choice of officers; also, 1st Lieutenant, in command
of a company, Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; dis-
charged Aug. 8, 1780; service, 8 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on
an alarm.

HoRTON, Jesse. Private, Capt. Daniel Brown's co., Col. Benjamin Siinonds's I'egt. ;
service, 6 days, on the alarm at Berkshire of Oct. 13, 1780.

HoRTOX, Jon, Framingham. Private, Capt. John K. Smith's co.. Col. Calvin Smith's
(late Wigglesworth's) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
March 27, 1777, to April 10, 1778 ; reported died April 10, 1778 ; also, Capt. Aaron
Haynes's co.. Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; return of men who were in ser-
vice Aug. 15, 1777 ; i"eported deceased ; also, same co. and regt. ; return [year not
given] ; residence, Framingham; engaged for town of Framingham; mustered
by Maj. Barber at Boston ; term, 3 years.

HoRTON, Job. Private, Capt. Stephen Bullock's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ;
service to Dec. 23, 1776, 16 days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol,
R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co.. Col. Wil-
liams's regt.; service from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton, R. I.;
roll dated Rehoboth.

HoRTOx, John, Dorchester. Corporal, Maj. Thomas Pierce's co.. Col. Richard Grid-
ley's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted May 8, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 1 day ; also, company return dated Roxbury Camp, Sept. 29, 1775 ;
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Dec. 27,
1775.

HoRTON, John. Receipt for advance pay for 1 month, signed by said Horton and
others belonging to Capt. Samuel King's co., dated Salem, Sept. 25, 1775; also.
Private, Capt. Samuel King's co. ; enlisted July 11, 1775 ; service, 6 mos. 5 days ;
company stationed at Salem and Lynn for defence of seacoast.

HoRTON, John. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt., dated
Camp Mt. Washington, Sept. 30, 1776, signed by said Horton and others belong-
ing to Capt. Winship's co., 4th regt., for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1, 1776;
also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Winship's (4th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas Nixon's
(4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776 ; also, company
receipts for wages for Sept.-Dec., 1776.

Horton, John. Seaman, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. Jonathan
Haraden; engaged Feb. 28, 1777; discharged Aug. 29, 1777. Roll sworn to in
Suffolk Co.

Horton, Jonathan, Salem. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Junius
Brutus," commanded by Capt. John Leach, dated Salem, June 15, 1780; age, 28
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 7 in. ; complexion, dark ; residence, Salem.



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HoRTON, Jonathan, Templeton. Corporal, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co.. Col. Nathan
Sparhawk's regt., which marched ia response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to
Cambridge; service, H days; also, Private, Capt. Josiah Wilder's co., Col.
Nathan Sparohawk's (Sparhawk's) regt.; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; discharged
Aug. 26, 1777; service, 10 days, on the alarm at Bennington of Aug. 21, 1777,
including 5 days (100 miles) travel home.

HoRTON, Jonathan. Receipt for advance pay for 1 month, signed by said Horton and
others belonging to Capt. Samuel King's co., dated Salem, Sept. 25, 1775; also,
Private, Capt. Samuel King's co. ; enlisted July 11, 1775 ; service, 6 mos. 5 days ;
company stationed at Salem and Lynn for defence of seacoast.

Horton, Jonathan. Receipt given to Benjamin Heywood, Paymaster, 4th regt.,
dated Camp Mt. Washington, Sept. 30, 1776, signed by said Horton and others
belonging to Capt. Winship's co., 4th regt., for wages, etc., due prior to Jan. 1,
1776; also, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Winship's (4th) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas
Nixon's (4th) regt. ; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776 ; also,
company receipts for wages for Sept.-Dec, 1776.

Horton, Jonathan. Seaman, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. Jona-
than Haraden ; engaged Feb. 28, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; roll sworn to
in Suffolk Co.; also. Master-at-arms, brigantine "Tyrannicide," commanded by
Capt. Jonathan Haraden ; engaged Oct. 1, 1777; discharged May 8, 1778 ; service,
7 mos. 8 days.

Horton, Jonathan. Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt. ; statement of Continental bal-
ances; balance certified April 10, 1786; term, 9 months.

Horton, Jos., Templeton. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co.. Col. Nathan Spar-
hawk's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam-
bridge; service, 11 days.

Horton, Joseph. Private, Capt. Stephen Bullock's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ;
service to Dec. 23, 1776, 9 days; company marched from Rehoboth to Bristol,
R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Lieut. James Horton's co., Col. Thomas
Carpenter's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 2, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 7, 1780 ; service, 6 days ;
company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm.

Horton, Joseph, Jr., Marblehead. Gunner, brigantine " Saratoga " (privateer), com-
manded by Capt. Eleazer Giles ; list of officers and crew, as certified by the owners
John and Andrew Cabot, endorsed "1780."

Horton, Joshua. Private, Capt. Israel Hicks's co.. Col. John Daggett's regt. ; marched
to camp Jan. 2, 1778; discharged March 31, 1778; service, 3 mos., at Rhode
Island. Roll sworn to at Rehoboth.

Horton, Josiah, Cambridge (also given Conway and Boston) . Matross, Capt. Thomas
Waite Foster's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt.; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 19, 1775; service, 2 mos. 18 days; also, company
return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also. Private, Capt. Phineas Cook's co., Lieut. Col.
William Bond's (late Col. Gardner's) 37th regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6,
1775 ; reported reverted to the train ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent
in money due for the 8 months service in 1775 ; also, return of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army from Capt. Abel Dinsmore's co. (South co. in Conway) ;
residence, Conway ; engaged for town of Conway; joined Capt. Robert Oliver's
CO., Col. Greaton's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men raised to serve in the
Continental Army from 5th Hampshire Co. regt., endorsed " Col'o David Fields
Return ; " term, during war ; also. Private, Capt. Oliver's co.. Col. John Greaton's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 30, 1777, to Dec. 31,
1779; residence, Boston; credited to town of Conway; also, Capt. Edward
Cumpston's co., Col. John Greaton's (2d) regt. ; return of men who were in camp
on or before May 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on fur-



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HOKTON, JOSIAH, co7itinucd.

lough, etc. ; also, Capt. Oliver's co., Col. Greaton's regt. ; return [year not given] ;
mustered 1)}' Col. AVoodbridge, County Muster Master; also, Capt. Job Sumner's
CO., Col. Greaton's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1,
1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Sumner's co., Col. Greaton's (3d) regt.; mus-
ter roll for Oct., 1780; reported on command with Gen. Heath; also, descriptive
list dated West Point, Jan. 25, 1781 ; Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt. ; age, 39yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, gray ; eyes, blue ; residence, Boston ;
enlisted Jan. 1, 1777, by Capt. Cumpston; enlistment, during war.

HoRTox, JoTHAM, Marblchcad (also given Boston). 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas
Waite Foster's co.. Col. Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 30, 1775; service, 3 mos. 9 days; also, company re-
turn probably Oct., 1775; also, Captain, Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt.;
Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Sept. 12, 1778;
reported a supernumerary ; also, communication addressed to Capt. Johnson,
dated Boston, April 24, 1778, signed by Lieut. Col. John Popkin, stating that said
Horton, Captain, was assigned to Col. Crane's (Artillery) regt., upon information
from Gen. Knox; also, certificate dated Boston, April 16, 1779, signed by John
Crane, Colonel of artillery, certifying that said Horton was a Captain in the
artillery in 1777, but was left out of the artillery by the new arrangement in 1778.

HoETON, JoTHAJi (also given Jotham, Jr.\ Rehoboth. Private, Capt. Peleg Shear-
man's CO., Col. John Hathaway's (Bristol Co.) regt.; service, 23 days; 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; also, Capt. Peleg Peck's co.. Col.
George AVilliams's regt.; enlisted Sept. 29, 1777; discharged Oct. 30, 1777; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 1 day, under Maj. Gen. Spencer on a secret expedition ; company sta-
tioned at Tiverton, R. I. ; roll sworn to at Swanzey ; also, Lieut. James Horton's
CO., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; enlisted Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 7,
1780; service, 7 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm.

Horton, Lemuel. Private, Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; service, 7 days; company
marched from Milton, Stoughton, and Stoughtonham, to Castle Island Dec. 19,
1776, under command of Capt. Robert Swan, of Stoughton. Roll dated Stoughton.

HoRTox, Lemuel. Private, Capt. John Bradley's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.;
enlisted Aug. 14, 1777; service, 3 mos. 28 days, including 12 days (240 miles)
travel home; company marched to Manchester, Yt., to join Northern army.
Roll sworn to in Suffolk Co.

HoRTOx, Lemuel. Corporal, Capt. "William Badcock's co.. Col. Pierce's regt. ; marched
from home March 1, 1778; discharged April 7, 1778; service, 1 mo. 8 days, at
Castle Island.

Horton, Lemuel. List of men detached from militia of the town of Milton to reinforce
the army, agreeable to resolve of June 10, 1778, as returned by the Selectmen ;
also, Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted
June 30, 1778; service to Dec. 31, 1778, 6 mos. 6 days, at Rhode Island, including
4 days (75 miles) travel home ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls dated North
Kingston, Nov. 6, East Greenwich, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 14, and Nov. 13, 1778;
enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Horton, Lemuel. Private, Capt. Abner Crane's co. ; enlisted Feb. 2, 1779 ; service to
May 4, 1779, 3 mos. 2 days, with guards at Boston.

Horton, Lemuel. Sergeant, Capt. Job Cushing's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's
regt.; engaged May 19, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 16 days, at
Tiverton, R. I.

Horton, Lemuel (also given Samuel). Private, Capt. Nicols's co. of Artillery
artificers; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 20, 1777, to



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 273

HoRTOx, Lemuel (also given Samuel), continued.

Dec. 31, 1779; credited to town of Boston ; also, list of men belonging to Massa-
chusetts in Capt. Noah Nichols's co. of Artillery artificers, Gen. Knox's (Artil-
lery) brigade, who were in camp before Aug. -, 1777, had not been absent
subsequently without leave, etc., and were thereby entitled to gratuities; term, 3
years; also, account rendered against the United States by Massachusetts for
amounts paid officers and men of Col. Jeduthan Baldwin's regt. on account of
the depreciation of their wages for the first three years' service in the Continental
Army from 1777 to 1780.

HoRTON, Lemuel. Private, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co., Col. Ebenezer Thayer's
regt.; enlisted July 31, 1780; discharged Oct. 28, 1780; service, 3 mos. 1 day,
probably at Rhode Island, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; company
raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months and ordered part to West
Point and part to Rhode Island.

HoRTox, Lemuel. Sergeant, Capt. Ralph Thompson's co., Lieut. Col. Webb's regt. ;
engaged Aug. 23, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 3, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 22 days, includ-
ing 11 days (220 miles) travel home; regiment raised in Suffolk and Middlesex
counties to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

HoRTox, Lemuel. 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.

HoRTox, Lewis. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co.. Col. Williams's regt. ; service
from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton, R. I. Roll dated Rehoboth.

HoRTON, Moses. Private, Capt. Elijah Deming's co.. Col. Ashley's (Berkshire Co.)
regt.; enlisted July 8, 1777; discharged July 28, 1777; service, 20 days ; mileage
home (126 miles) allowed; company calledout by Maj. Gen. Schuylar (Schuyler)
and ordered to Fort Edward; also, Capt. Enoch Noble's co. ; enlisted Aug. 21,
1777; discharged Oct. 21, 1777 ; service, 60 days ; enlistment, 3 months ; company
marched to Manchester, Vt., thence to Allington, thence to Stillwater, by order
of Gen. Lincoln, joined Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt., and marched to
Bolton's Rills [ ?] and there served until regularly discharged; also, pay roll for
same service, certified at Sheffield.

HoRTOx, Nathan, Milton. Private, Capt. Oliver Vose's (Milton) co.. Col. Robertson's
(Robinson's) regt.; service, 10 days [probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775] ;
company marched to Roxbury after the fight at Concord and there served before
completion of standing army ; also, Matross, Capt. Thomas W. Foster's co., Col.
Richard Gridley's (Artillery) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May
19, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 19 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in
money due for the 8 mos. service in 1775.

HoRTox, Nathan. Private, Capt. Joseph Willmark's co., Col. John Hathaway's regt.,
enlisted March 14, 1779 ; discharged April 12, 1779 ; service, 30 days, at Rowland's
Ferry; also, Capt. Joseph Willmarth's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.;
marched July 28, 1780; discharged July 31, 1780; service, 5 days, on an alarm at
Rhode Island; company detached for 6 days service and marched from Piehoboth
to Tiverton and there served under Gen. Heath ; also, Capt. Israel Hicks's co.,
Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; enlisted Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780;
service, 9 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm.

HoHTON, Nehemiah, Dighton. Private, Capt. Peter Pitts's co., Col. Timothy Walker's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6
days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

HoRTOx, RuFus, Milton. Private, Capt. Elijah Vose's co., 36th regt. ; company return
dated Fort No. 2 [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. Elijah Vose's co., Col. John



274 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

HoRTOX, RuFUS, continued.

Greaton's regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at
Cambridge, Dec. 2, 1775; also, Private, Capt. John Bradley's (Milton) co., Col.
Benjamin Gill's regt. ; service, 5 days ; company marched to Dorchester Neck
March 4, 1776, when the forts were erected on the Heights; also, Capt. Seth Sum-
ner's co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; service, 25 days; company marched to
Rhode Island April 17, 1777 ; roll dated Dorchester.

HoKTox, RuFus. Private, Capt. Moses French's co., Col. Jonathan Titcomb's regt.;
service from May 15, 1777, to July 15, 1777, 2 mos. 5 days, travel included, at
Rhode Island.

HoRTox, RuFus. Private, Capt. Abel Richards's co.. Col. Benjamin Hawes's regt.;
enlisted Sept. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 7 days, on a secret
expedition to Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Dedham.

HoRTOx, RuFus. Private, Capt. Job Cushing's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's regt.;
enlisted May 19, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 16 days, at Tiver-
ton, R. I.

HoRTOx, RuFus. Sergeant, Capt. Abner Crane's co. ; engaged Feb. 2, 1779; service to
May 4, 1779 ; service, 3 mos. 1 day, with guards at Boston ; also, pay roll of officers
and men detached from Col. Gill's regt. for service under Capt. John Ai-mstrong
on a 40 days expedition to Rhode Island ; service, 27 days ; warrant allowed in
Council Aug. -, 1782; also. Sergeant Major (also given Sergeant), Capt. Ralph
Thompson's co., Lieut. Col. Webb's regt. ; engaged Aug. 23, 1781 ; discharged



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