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Dec. 3, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 22 days, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home ;
regiment raised in Suffolk and Middlesex counties to reinforce Continental Army
for 3 months.

HoRTOx, Samuel, Braintree. Private, Capt. Frederick Pope's co.. Col. Paul Dudley
Sargent's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 29, 1775; service,
1 mo. 5 daj's; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp before Boston, Nov. 11, 1775.

HoRTOx, Samuel, 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, Capt. Elijah Vose's co., 36th regt. ; company
return dated Fort No. 2 [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, Capt. Elijah Vose's co., Col.
John Greaton's regt.; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in^oney dated
Cambridge Camp, Dec. 22, 1775.

HoRTOx, Samuel, Milton. Adjutant, Maj. Eliphalet Cary's regt.; service, 25 days;
regiment marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm April 18, 1777.

HoRTOx, Samuel. Ration roll for part of Capt. Jonathan Drown's co., Col. Gamaliel
Bradford's regt., made up from the time of their several enlistments to June 16,

1777, and dated Boston ; enlisted May 15, 1777 ; credited with 32 rations.

HoRTOX, Samuel. 2d Lieutenant, brigantine '-Fancy" (privateer); petition signed
by Jackson, Tracy & Tracy, of Newburyport, owners of said vessel, asking that
John Lee be commissioned as commander; ordered in Council May 20, 1777, that
a commission be issued; also. Master, schooner "Spring Bird" (privateer);
petition dated Marblehead, March 9, 1778, signed by James Dennis, asking that
he be commissioned as commander of said vessel ; ordered in Council March 10,

1778, that a commission be issued.

HoRTox, Samuel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Belcher's co., Lieut. Col. Andrew Symmes's
detachment of guards; enlisted Feb. 26, 1778; discharged May 26, 1778; service,



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HoRTOx, Samuel. Private, Capt. Isaiah Higgins's co., Maj. Zenas Winslow's regt. ;
service from Sept. 9 to Sept. 13, 1778, 4 days, on an alarm at Falmouth. Roll
endorsed " on alarm at Bedford."

HoRTON, Samuel. Seaman, brigantine " Tyrannicide," commanded by Capt. John
Cathcart; engaged June 30, 1779; discharged Sept. 6, 1779; service, 2 mos. 8
days. Roll sworn to at Boston.

HoRTON, Samuel. Private, Capt. Ralph Thompson's co. ; enlisted Oct. 1, 1779; dis-
charged Nov. 4, 1779; service, 1 mo. 5 days, under Maj. Gen. Hancock at Castle
Island ; company raised in Suffolk Co.

HoRTOx, Samuel. Private, Capt. Abner Crane's co.. Col. Jacob Garish's (Gerrish's)
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 14, 1779 ; discharged Dec. 2, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 19 days, on
expedition to Claverack. Roll dated Stoughton.

HoRTON, Samuel. Return dated Camp near Morristown, April 30, 1780, of officers and
men belonging to Col. Lee's, Col. Henley's, and Col. Jackson's regts., and men
belonging to Massachusetts in Col. Henry Sherburne's regt., who were incorpo-
rated into a regiment under the command of Col. Henry Jackson, agreeable to the
arrangement of April 9, 1779; rank, Private; engaged May 31, 1777; terra, dur-
ing war ; said Horton appears among men belonging to Col. William R. Lee's
regt. who had been discharged from the rolls prior to above arrangement.

HoRTox, Samuel. Lieutenant and Paymaster, Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt.; engaged
Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Nov. 22, 1779; service, 1 mo. 20 days, at Claverack,
including travel (240 miles) home; regiment detached from militia of Essex and
Suffolk counties to reinforce army under Gen. Washington; also, 2^ Lieutenant,
list of officers appointed to command men detached from militia to reinforce the
Continental Army for 3 months, agreeable to resolve of June 22, 1780 ; reported
detached from Col. Thayer's (Suffolk Co.) regt.; commissioned July 15, 1780;
also, Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co.. Col. Ebenezer Thayer's (Suffolk
Co.) regt.; engaged July 14, 1780; discharged Oct. 29, 1780; service, 3 mos. 19
days, probably at Rhode Island, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home ; com-
pany raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months and ordered part to
West Point and part to Rhode Island; also, petition addressed to the General
Court, dated Boston, Nov. 30, 1780, signed by said Horton and others, officers of
Col. Ebenezer Thayer's regt., asking that wages be allowed them for 3 mos. ser-
vice as a reinforcement to the Continental Army in 1780.

Horton, Samuel. Private, Capt. Lieut. William Burbeck's co. ; enlisted Dec. 15,
1779; service to Oct. 24, 1781,22 mos. 11 days; company raised for service at
Castle and Governor's Islands and commanded by His Excellency John Hancock ;
roll sworn to at Boston ; also, Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. ; service from Oct. 25,
1781, to date of discharge, Dec. 14, 1782, 13 mos. 20 days; company raised for
defence of Castle and Governor's Islands ; roll sworn to at Boston.

Horton, Simeon, Milton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tucker's (Milton) co., which
marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 6 days, before com-
pletion of standing array.

Horton, Simeon. Private, Capt. Ezekiel Knowlton's co., Col. Dike's regt.; muster
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 31, 1776; credited to town of Temple-
ton; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Horton, Simon. Private, Capt. Josiah Vose's (Milton) co. ; service between April 13
and April 26, 1776, 3 days, in defence of seacoast.

Horton, Solomon, Dighton. Sergeant, Capt. Elijah Walker's co., Col. Pope's (Bris-
tol Co.) regt.; marched Dec. 17, 1776; service, 12 days, at Rhode Island on the
alarm of Dec. 8, 1776. Roll sworn to at Taunton.



276 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



HoKTON, Squier. Private, Capt. Stephen Bullock's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's
regt. ; service to Dec. 23, 1776, 2 days ; company marched from Rehoboth to Bris-
tol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776.

HoRTOx, Sqi-iue. Private, Capt. Daniel Brown's co. ; service, 6 days; company
marched from Lanesborough to Meloomscuyck Aug. 14, 1777, on an alarm; cer-
tificate on reverse of roll certifies that Daniel Brown and company were in service
27 days and were then dismissed by Col. Benjamin Simonds.

HoRTON, Stephen. Private, Capt. Oliver Vose's (Milton) co.. Col. Robertson's (Rob-
inson's) regt. ; service, 15 days [probably on the alarm of April 19, 1775] ; company
marched to Roxbury after the fight at Concoi-d and there sei'ved before completion
of standing army; roll sworn to Feb. 12, 1776; also, Sergeant, 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; also, Capt. Abel Richards's co.. Col.
Benjamin Hawes's regt.; engaged Sept. 25, 1777; discharged Oct. 28, 1777; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 7 days on a secret expedition to Rhode Island; roll sworn to at
Dedham.

HoRTOX, Thomas, Marblehead. Capt. Francis Symonds's (9th) co.. Col. John Glover's
(21st) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Horton and others, dated
Cambridge, June 27, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 30, 1775; service, 2 mos. 7 days; also, company re-
turn [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Camp at Cambridge, Jan. 1, 1776.

HoRTOx, Thomas. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co.. Col. AVilliaras's regt. ; ser-
vice from Sept. 29, 1777, to Oct. 30, 1777, at Tiverton, R. I. Roll dated Rehoboth.

HoRTOx, Timothy. Surgeon, Lieut. Col. Timothy Robinson's (Hampshire Co.) regt.;
muster roll dated Camp at Ticonderoga, Feb. 24, 1777 ; entered service Dec. 30,
1776.

HoRTOx, Valextine. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Martin's co., Col. Williams's regt. ;
service from Oct. 4 to Oct. 17, 1777, at Tiverton, R. I. Roll dated Rehoboth.

HoRTOX, Wadsworth. Private, Capt. Robert Davis's co.. Col. Freeman's regt.; ser-
vice, 37 days; company raised for service on a secret expedition to Rhode Island;
roll sworn to in Suffolk Co., Dec. 4, 1777; «/so, Capt. Thomas Mayo's co., Col.
Eleazer Brooks's regt. of guards ; joined Nov. 3, 1777 ; service to April 3, 1778, 5
mos., at Cambridge; also, Capt. Ebenezer Everet's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt..
Gen. Lovell's brigade; enlisted Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Sept. 14, 1778; service,
1 mo. 15 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.

Hortox, William, Boston. Gunner, Capt. Thomas Waite Foster's co.. Col. Richard
Gridley's (Artillery) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775;
service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money due for the 8 months service in 1775.

Hortox, William, Dedham. Return sworn to at Dedham, Dec. 8, 1778, made by the
Selectmen, of men detached for defence of Rhode Island to whom bounties were
paid agreeable to resolve of June 12, 1778 ; also, Private, Capt. Jacob Haskins's
CO., Col. John Jacobs's regt.; enlisted July 2, 1778; service, 6 mos. 2 days, at
Rhode Island; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779; roll dated Tiverton.

Hortox, William. Private, Capt. Josiah Vose's (Milton) co. ; service from April 13
to April 26, 1776, 12 days, in defence of seacoast.

Hortox, William. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Battelle's co., Lieut. Col. Samuel Pierce's
regt. ; enlisted May 19, 1779; discharged July 1, 1779; service, 1 mo. 16 days, at
Tiverton, R. I.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 277

HoRTON, William. Private, Capt. Abner Crane's co., Col. Jacob Garish's (Gerrish's)
regt. ; enlisted Oct. 14, 1779; discharged Dec. 2, 1779; service, 1 mo. 19 days, on
expedition to Claverack. Roll dated Stoughton.

HoRTON, William. Sergeant, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co., Col. Ebenezer Thayer's
regt.; engaged July 23, 1780; discharged Oct. 28, 1780; service, 3 mos. 9 days,
probably at Rhode Island, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home; company
raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months and ordei'ed part to West Point
and part to Rhode Island.

HoRTON, William. Private, Capt. Asa Barns's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt.;
service, 7 days, at the Northward ; company marched from Lanesborough Oct.
14, 1780 ; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 5 days, on an alarm at the Northward ;
company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 26, 1780.

HoRTOx, WILLIA3I. Private, Capt. James Tisdale's (4th) co., 3d Mass. regt. com-
manded by Col. Michael Jackson; muster roll for Aug. and Sept., 1783; balance
of term of enlistment unexpired, 6 mos. 29 days.

HoRTT, Robert. Descriptive list of men raised for Continental service, as returned
by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co. [year not given] ; Capt.
Whipple's CO., Col. Converse's regt. ; age,25yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 2 in. ; complexion,
dark ; engaged for town of New Braintree.

HoRTTER, George. Return for rations from July 14 to July 17, 1779, of men employed
at the Laboratory under [Col.] William Burbeck, dated Boston, July 17, 1779.

HoR^vooD, Nicholas. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Charlton for
service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 12, 1780; discharged
Dec. 12, 1780; service, 5 mos. 8 days, including travel (8 days) home.

HoRT, David. Ordinary Seaman, ship " Franklin," commanded by Capt. John Turner ;
descriptive list of officers and crew, dated Salem, Dec. 2, 1780; age, 45 yrs. ; com-
plexion, light; birthplace, Marblehead; cruise reported to have begun Aug. 8,
1780.

HoRZE, Thosias. 2d Mate, brigantine "Hawke," commanded by Capt. Jonathan
Oakes; engaged May 3, 1777; service, 1 mo., with the fleet under Commodore
John Manley. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.

HosBAND, Samuel. Private, Capt. Isaac Marsh's co.. Col. Sears's regt. ; mustered
July 21, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 2, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days, under Brig. Gen.
Stark; company raised in Berkshire Co. and stationed at Fort Plains, Tryon Co.;
order for payment of above roll dated at Stockbridge and signed by Capt. Marsh.

Hose (a^JasHASE), George James, Cape Elizabeth. Private, Capt. Clark's co., Col.
Benjamin Tupper's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan.
25, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence. Cape Elizabeth; credited to town of Cape
Elizabeth; also, Colonel's co.. Col. Tupper's (15th) regt. ; muster roll for March,
1779, dated West Point ; enlisted Dec. 25, 1776 ; enlistment, 3 years ; reported fur-
loughed Nov. 19, 1778, by Gen. Paterson.

Hosea, . [This name also appears under the form of Hosier, Hozea.]

HosEA, JoHx, Plymouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Mayhew's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot-
ton's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos.
8 days ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury,
Nov. 8, 1775; also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
Capt. Nathaniel Goodwin's co. ; residence, Plymouth ; engaged for town of Plym-
outh ; joined Capt. Joshua Eddy's co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also,
list of men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; Col.
Bradford's regt. ; age, 21 yrs. ; enlisted by Capt. Joshua Eddy ; also. Private, 7th
CO., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regt. ; Continental Array pay accounts for service



278 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



HosEA, John, continued.

from Jan. 13, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, detachment from Capt. Joshua Eddy's
CO., Col. Bradford's regt. ; subsistence allowed from date of enlistment, Jan. 1,
1777, to date of marching to Bennington, Feb. 22, 1777; said Hosea credited with
54 days allowance, including 11 days travel on march from Boston to Bennington ;
also, Capt. Joshua Eddy's co.. Col. Bradford's regt. ; return of men who were in
camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently ex-
cept on furlough, etc. ; joined Feb. 30, 1777 ; also, same co. and regt. ; return en-
dorsed "Jan. 28, 1778;" mustered by Perez Simons, Muster Master; also, Capt.
Eddy's CO., Col. Gamaliel Bradford's (12th) regt. ; muster roll for July, 1778, dated
White Plains ; enlisted Jan. 9, 1777 ; reported sick in flying hospital.

Hosea, Samuel, Boston. Carpenter's Mate, ship " Franklin," commanded by Capt.
Allen Hallet ; descriptive list of officers and crew, dated Boston, June 20, 1781 ;
age, 25 yrs. ; complexion, light; residence, Boston.

Hosea, Samuel. Seaman, brig "Hazard," commanded by Capt. John F. Williams;
engaged May 12, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 9 days ; reported as among those who were
placed on board the ship " Putnam " or who left the brig on her arrival at Boston ;
roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; also, Master-at-arms, same vessel and commander;
engaged June 20, 1779; service to Sept. 6, 1779, 2 mos. 18 days; nationality,
American ; stature, 5 ft. 8J in. ; roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. ; also. Master-at-
arms, State ship "Tartar," commanded by Capt. John Cathcart; engaged July
29, 1782; discharged Nov. 20, 1782; service, 3 mos. 23 days; roll sworn to at
Boston.

HosEHAM, Ebenezer, Berwick. Private, Col. Sheldon's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; residence, Berwick.

HosET, Thomas. Private, 6th co. ; order dated Oct. 23, 1783, for wages for 10 days
service in May [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on
account of wages ; also. Corporal, same co. ; order dated Oct. 23, 1783, for wages
for 20 days service in May and the months of June and July [year not given] ,
appearing in a register of orders accepted on account of wages. [See Thomas
Norris Hasey.]

HosFORD, Amos. Receipt dated June 26, 1776, for wages for 2 mos. service in the
winter of 1775-6 in Capt. Selah Heart's co., Col. Erastus Woolcot's regt.

Hosier, Stephen. Wheelwright ; return for rations allowed in Quartermaster General's
department, dated Fishkill, Oct. 14, 1781.

Hosier, Thomas. Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's co.. Col. Bradford's regt.; return
of men who were in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777 ; enlisted Feb. 10, 1777 ;
joined May 27, 1777; reported died Sept. 3, 1777.

Hoskell, Abijah. Fifer; receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect
Hill, signed by said Hoskell and others belonging to Capt. David Wilder 's co..
Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.

Hoskell, Andrew, Lancaster. List of men raised for the 6 months service and re-
turned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780.

Hoskell, Z— . Receipt dated Boston, July 2, 1782, for bounty pa\d said Hoskell by
John Tolman, Chairman of Class No. 11 of the town of Dorchester, to serve in the
Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Hoskens, Abijah, Taunton. Private, Capt. Robert Crosman's co., Col. George
Williams's regt.; enlisted Dec. 8, 1776; discharged Dec. 21, 1776; service, 15
days, including travel from Howland's Ferry home to Taunton ; company
marched from Taunton to AVarren, R. I., via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 279

HosKENs, Barnet. Capt. John Row's co., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's (27th) regt. ; order
for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 9, 1775.

HosKExs, Nathan. List of men mustered by James Leonard, Muster Master for
Bristol Co., for 6 months service at Rhode Island, dated July 7, 1778 ; Col. George
Williams's regt.

HosKENS, Samuel, Taunton. Private, Capt. Robert Crosman's co.. Col. George Wil-
liams's regt. ; enlisted Dec. 8, 1776; discharged Dec. 16, 1776 ; service, 10 days, at
Rhode Island, including travel from Howland's Ferry home to Taunton ; com-
pany marched from Taunton to Warren, R. I., via Rehoboth, Dec. 8, 1776, on an
alarm.

HosKENS, William. List of men mustered for Col. Danforth Keyes's regt. subsequent
to Sept. 16 [year not given, probably 1777], by James Leonard, Muster Master for
Bristol Co. ; Capt. Caleb Richardson's co.

HosKENS, William, 2d. List of men mustered by James Leonard, Muster Master for
Bristol Co., for 6 months service at Rhode Island, dated July 7, 1778 ; Col. George
Williams's regt.

HosKiN, Luther, Taunton. Private, Capt. Matthew Randell's co.. Col. Thomas Mar-
shal's regt. ; abstract for advance pay, etc., dated Camp at Hull, June 18, 1776 ;
also, same co. and regt.; enlisted June 1, 1776; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 2 mos.

HosKiN, Preserved, Taunton. Order dated Camp at Hull, July 16, 1776, signed by
said Hosliin and others, for advance pay for 1 month, travel allowance, etc.,
payable to Capt. Matthew Randell ; Capt. Randell's order on Daniel JeflFries, Pay-
master General, dated Castle Island, July 19, 1776, payable to the Quarter Master
of Col. Marshall's regt., appears on reverse of company order.

HosKix, Samuel, Taunton. Order dated Camp at Hull, July 16, 1776, signed by said
Hoskin and others, for advance pay for 1 month, travel allowance, etc., payable
to Capt. Matthew Randell ; Capt. Randell's order on Daniel Jeffries, Paymaster
General, dated Castle Island, July 19, 1776, payable to the Quarter Master of Col.
Marshall's regt., appears on reverse of company order.

HosKiN, Samuel. Account dated Ipswich, Jan. 18, 1782, rendered by the Selectmen,
of bounties paid said Hoskin and others to serve in the Continental Army for the
term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780.

HosKiNG, David. Copy of a list of 2 months men who went with Capt. Matthew
Randell to Winter Hill in Feb., 1776; also, list of men who went with Capt.
Dean in Dec, 1776, to serve 3 months; said Hosking reported drafted but paid
fine in lieu of service.

HosKiNG, Elkanah. Copy of a list of men belonging to Capt. Blake's co., dated Rox-
bury, April 18, 1775; service, 11 days.

HosKiNGS, David. List of drafted men who went with Capt. Fales in Jan., 1778, to
serve for 3 months at Slade's Ferry.

HosKiNGs, Elkanah. List of men who marched to Providence in July, 1777, under
command of Capt. Deen to serve for 1 month ; said Hoskings hired Abijah White
to serve in his place ; also, list of men who served in Oct., 1777, at request of Gen.
Spencer on an alarm.

Hoskings [Jacob]. Captain; list dated March 16, 1779, of men who went to How-
land's Ferry, R. I., with said Hoskings to serve for 3 weeks.

Hoskings, Lemuel. Private, Capt. Simeon Cobb's co., 3d regt.. Gen. Godfrey's
brigade ; enlisted Aug. 14, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 2 days ; company detached from
militia to serve at Rhode Island for 4 weeks in a regiment under Capt. Samuel
Fisher.



280 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



HosKixs, . [This name also appears under the form of Hasken, Haskin, Has-

kings, Haskins, Hauskin, Hauskins, Horskings, Horskins, Hoskens, Hoskin,
Hosking, Hoskings.]

HosKiNS, Abijah, Taunton. Private, Capt. Edward Blake's co. ; service, 16 days, at
Rhode Island; reported "enlisted out" Oct. 15, 1777; company marched from
Taunton Sept. 29, 1777, under command of Col. George Williams on a secret
expedition and was discharged Oct. 29, 1777, by Gen. Spencer; also, Capt. Rnfus
Barney's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; service from July 29, 1778, to Sept. 10,
1778, 1 mo. 13 days, at Rhode Island.

HosKiNS, Abner, Freetown. Private, Capt. Levi Rounsevel's co.. Col. David Brewer's
(9th) regt. ; company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Levi
Rounsevell's co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's (late Brewer's) regt. ; order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Nov. 8, 1775; also,
Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Willcox's co.. Col. Nathaniel Freeman's regt. ; entered
service Sept. 29, 1777; service, 30 days, on a secret expedition to Rhode Island.

HosKiNS, Anthony. Private, Capt. John Spoor's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire
Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 15, 1780; discharged Oct. 17, 1780; service, 4 days;
company marched to the Northward by order of Brig. Gen. Fellows on an alarm
at the time Forts Ann and George were taken by the enemy.

HosKiNs, Anthony, Jr. Receipt dated Sheffield, July 17, 1780, for bounty paid said
Hoskins by Capt. John Spoor to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3
months; also. Private, Capt. Samuel Warner's co.. Col. John Brown's (Berkshire
Co.) regt.; enlisted July 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 23, 1780; service, 3 mos. 13
days, travel (130 miles) included; regiment raised for 3 months.

Hoskins, Asa. Private, Capt. Elijah Deming's detachment from Col. Ashley's regt. ;
enlisted June 4, 1778; discharged July 15, 1778; service, 41 days; detachment
ordered to Albany by Gen. John Fellows; also, receipt dated Sheffield, June 30,
1780, for bounty paid said Hoskins by Maj. William Fellows to serve in the Con-
tinental Army for the term of 6 months, from June 30, 1780, to Dec. 30, 1780;
also. Private; pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Sheffield for
service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to West Point June 30,
1780; discharged Jan. 5, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 10 days, including travel (75 miles)
home.

Hoskins, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Barnabas Doty's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's
regt.; enlisted Sept. 5, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 1778; service, 6 days, at Dart-
mouth on an alarm. Roll sworn to in Plymouth Co.

Hoskins, Benjamin, Jr. Private, Capt. Barnabas Doty's co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's
regt.; enlisted Sept. 5, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 1778; service, 6 days, at Dart-
mouth on an alarm. Roll sworn to in Plymouth Co.

Hoskins, Benoni, Alford. Private; pay roll for part of Lieut. John Hurlbut's co.,
Col. John Fellows's regt. of Minute-men, who marched April 21, 1775, in response
to the alarm of April 19, 1775, but did not engage in the service and returned home
after enlistment of the army ; service, 1 mo. 3 days ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Sylva-
nus Willcox's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt. ; entered service Sept.
19, 1777; discharged Oct. 17, 1777; service, 28 days, with Northern army.

Hoskins, Caleb. Private, Col. Shepard's regt. ; return of men enlisted by Capt. Isaac
Pope; reported deserted Jan. 13, 1777.

Hoskins, Cornelius, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Moses Knap's co., Col. William
Sheppard's regt. ; Continental Arm)- pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777,
to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; return dated Jan. 30, 1778; residence,
Middleborough ; enlisted for town of Middleborough ; mustered by State and
Continental Muster Masters; also, Capt. Knap's co.. Col. Shepard's (3d) regt.;



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HosKiNS, Cornelius, continued.

muster rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1778, March and April, 1779, dated Providence;
enlisted Jan. 1, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported transferred to Capt. Wright's



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