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muster roll of field, gtaff, and commissioned officers, dated Van Schaick's Island,
Sept. 1,1777, and sworn to in Camp near Half Moon; appointed Jan. 1, 1777;
also, same regt. ; return of officers for clothing, dated Boston, May 25, 1778 ; also,
Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Hodgkins's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt. ; pay rolls for Feb.-
April, 1779, dated Providence; also, (late) Capt. Hodgkins's co.. Col. Bigelow's
regt.; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers, for Aug., 1779, dated
Lower Salem; also. Captain Lieutenant, Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; list of
officers promoted in the Continental Army ; commissioned Nov. 26, 1779.

HouDix, . [This name also appears under the form of Houden.]

HouDiN, Michael Gabriel. Captain, Col. Timothy Bigelow's (15th) regt.; Conti-
nental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also,
muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers, for Jan. -June, 1780, dated
Robinson's Farms; appointed June 28, 1779; also, Captain of a Light Infantry
CO., Col. Bigelow's regt.; muster roll of field, staff, and commissioned officers,
for Nov. and Dec, 1780, dated Garrison, West Point ; reported on furlough ; also,
Captain, 15th Mass. regt.. Gen. Glover's Ijrigade; return of officers, dated Boston,
Dec. 14,1780; a^so. Captain, 6th co.. Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt.; muster
rolls for Jan.-April, 1781, dated West Point; reported on furlough at Boston;
furlough to expire April 1, 1781 ; also, abstract for 3 raos. pay due said Houdin,
Captain, 5th Mass. regt., he having been ordered to march with a party of
recruits, as returned by John Crane, Colonel of artillery ; warrant allowed in
Council April 27, 1781 ; also, Captain, Col. Putnam's regt. ; return of effectives,
dated Garrison, West Point, May 11, 1781 ; reported on furlough at Boston ; fur-
lough expired April 1, 1781 ; also. Captain, 6th co., Col. Putnam's regt. ; returns
of effectives, dated West Point, May 18, and May 25, 1781; also, returns of
effectives between June 1 and June 15, 1781; also. Captain, 6th co., Lieut. Col.
Ebenezer Sprout's (2d) regt.; return of effectives, dated Philadelphia, July 11,
1783.

HouERD, Jonathan, Marblehead. Capt. Francis Symonds's co., Col. John Glover's
regt. ; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Cambridge,
Dec. 25, 1775.

HouES, William. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ;
return dated Feb. 2, 1778; mustered by Worcester Co. Muster Master; reported
a stroller ; also reported deserted.

Hough, . [This name also appears under the form of Hotf, Hufe, Huff.]

HouQH, Asa. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Strong's co., Col. Sears's (Hampshire Co.)
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 10, 1781 ; marched to Albany Aug. 17, 1781 ; discharged Nov.
20, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 10 days, at Saratoga.

Hough, Daniel. Capt. Israel Davis's co., Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; enlisted
Jan. 24, 1777; service, 5 mos. 7 days; roll certified at Boston and made up for
wages to July 1, 1777, payment of which had l)een refused by Jonathan Trum-
bull, P. M. G., at Albany, on account of said Hough and others not having joined
regiment before said date; also. Private, (late) Capt. Davis's co., Col. Wiggles-
worth's regt. ; return of men who were in service Sept. 15, 1777 ; reported deceased.

Hough, Darby, Guilford. Capt. Ichabod Dexter's co.. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's
(25th) regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Hough and others, dated
Cambridge, July 7, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 16, 1775; service, 2 mos. 20 days; also, company
return [probably Oct., 1775].



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 295

HotTGH, Datid (also given David West). Private, Capt. James Noble's co., Col.
Benedict Arnold's regt. ; enlisted May 10, 1775; discharged June 24, 1775; ser-
vice, 6 weeks 3 days; roll sworn to at Pittsfield; also, Capt. Enos Parker's co.,
Col. Benjamin Symonds's regt.; enlisted Aug. 14, 1777; discharged Aug. 19,
1777 ; service, 6 days ; regiment detached from Berkshire Co. militia to reinforce
army at Bennington; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted Sept. 3, 1777; discharged
Sept. 12, 1777; service, 12 days, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home; regi-
ment detached from Berkshire Co. militia to reinforce array at Bennington.

HoTJQH, Elijah, Southwick. Sergeant, Capt. Silas Fowler's (Southwick) co. of
Minute-men, which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19,
1775; arrived at Roxbury April 29, 1775, and joined Col. Danielson's regt.; ser-
vice, 21 days; reported dismissed at Roxbury and returned home; also, Capt.
Silas Fowler's co.. Col. David Mosely's regt. ; enlisted June 12, 1782; discharged
June 17, 1782; service, 7 days; company probably mounted and stationed at
Springfield and Northampton for defence of the government; roll sworn to at
Westfield.

Hough, Justus (also given Justice). Private, Capt. Solomon Brown's co.. Col. Elisha
Porter's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Aug. 3, 1779; discharged Sept. 1, 1779;
service, 1 mo. 4 days, at New London, Conn., including 3| days (75 miles) travel
home; also, Capt. Levi Ely's co., Col. John Brown's regt. ; enlisted July 20, 1780;
discharged Oct. 22, 1780; service, 3 raos. 11 days, including 8 days (160 miles)
travel home ; company raised for 3 months.

Hough, Samuel, Wallingford, Conn. Lieutenant, Capt. James Horton's co.. Col.
Baldwin's regt. of artificers; engaged Oct. 2, 1777; term, 3 years; reported pro-
moted to Sergeant Nov. 1, 1778, to Lieutenant, Oct. -, 1779, resigned Nov. 1, 1779 ;
company reported as belonging to Connecticut.

Hough, Zephaniah. Receipt dated Springfield, Aug. 28, 1782, signed by Seth Banis-
ter, Captain, 4th Mass. regt.. Muster Master, stating that he had received said
Hough of Mr. Uriah Sampson, Chairman of a class of the town of Middleborough,
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, Private, Capt.
Japhet Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; return for wages;
wages allowed said Hough from April 10, 1782, to Dec. 31, 1782, 8 mos. 21 days;
also, order on Capt. Hayward, payable to Job Sumner, dated West Point, June
18, 1784, signed by said Hough, for wages, etc., for service in (late) 6th Mass. regt.

HouGHiNS, James, Glasgow. List of men raised for the 6 months service and returned
by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Toto-
way, Oct. 25, 1780.

HouGHK [?], Isaac. Private, Capt. John Bacon's co., Col. Caleb Hyde's regt.. Gen.
Rosseter's brigade ; enlisted Oct. 20, 1781 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1781 ; service, 9
days, at Stillwater on an alarm.

HouGHMAN, John. Private, Capt. Joseph Raymond's co., Col. Israel Chapen's regt. ;
enlisted Oct. 23, 1777; discharged Nov. 21, 1777; service, 1 mo. 3 days, at Clav-
erack ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

HouGHTALixG, . [This name appears under the form of Hoghtelen.]

Houghten, Darius, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. John Fuller's co.. Col. Asa Whit-
comb's regt. ; company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

HouGHTEN, Oliver, Lancaster. Private, Capt. John Prescott's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 9 days.

HouGHTEN, Robert. Petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said
Houghten and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for increase
and payment of wages.



296 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



HoroHTH, Francis, New Salem. Descriptive list dated Warwick, Aug. 4, 1780, of
men detached from 6th Hampshire Co. regt. to serve for 3 months from the time
of their arrival at Claverack, agreeable to order of General Court of June 22, 1780,
and mustered by Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams and Maj. Whitmore ; Capt. Seth
Pierce's co.. Col. Seth Murray's regt. ; rank, Private ; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
7 in. ; complexion, light; residence, New Salem ; mustered July 17, 1780.

HouGHTN, William. Capt. Edmund Bemis's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; receipt
for bounty coats dated Nov. 30, 1775, and signed by Capt. Bemis.

Houghton, . [This name also appears under the form of Haten, Haughton, Hang-
ton, Hoaton, Hoatton, Hoghton, Hogton, Holten, Holton, Hooton, Horton,
Hoten, Hoton, Hotton, Hottoon, Houghten, Houghtn, Hougten, Hougton,
Hougtton, Houlton, Houton, Hughton, Moulton.]

Houghton, , Putney [Vt.]. Private, Capt. Abijah Moore's co. of Minute-men,

M'hich marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service from April 23,
1775, 14 days.

Houghton, Abel, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Thomas Fish's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's
regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1779; discharged Dec. 25, 1779; service, 5 mos. 2 days, at
Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Newport ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for
Dec, 1779, sworn to at Newport, allowing 1 mo. 4 days service at Rhode Island,
including travel (80 miles) home.

Houghton, Abel, Sterling. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wright's co.. Col. Luke Drury's
regt. ; marched Sept. 18, 1781 ; arrived at camp Sept. 27, 1781 ; discharged Dec.
3, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 26 days, at West Point, including travel (400 miles) to
and from camp ; residence, Sterling ; enlisted for town of Sterling.

Houghton, Abel. Private, Capt. Elias Pratt's co. ; enlisted April 12, 1779; discharged
July 1, 1779 ; service, 2 mos. 19 days ; company stationed at Rutland.

Houghton, Abel. Private, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Hallet's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 3 mos. 4 days, at Rhode
Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home ; company detached to reinforce
Continental Army for 3 months.

Houghton, Abiathar, Leominster. Private, Capt. Joshua Wood's co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 23 days.

Houghton, Abiathar (also given Akiathar, Jr.), Leominster. Private, Capt. Joshua
Wood's CO., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; ser-
vice, 8 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. James Burt's co., Col.
Asa Whitcomb's regt.; order for advance pay, signed by said Houghton and
others, dated Cambridge, June 8, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also,
company receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at Prospect Hill; also,
company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equiv-
alent in money dated Camp at Prospect Hill, Dec. 27, 1775.

Houghton, Abiathar, Leominster. Order on Paymaster General, payable to Joseph
Shurtleff, Quartermaster, endorsed "Hull, July 15, 1776," signed by said Hough-
ton and others belonging to Capt. Haskell's co.. Col. Marshall's regt., for advance
pay for 1 month, blanket money, and travel allowance; also, Private, Capt.
Andrew Haskell's co., Col. Thomas Marshall's regt.; service from Aug. 1, 1776,
to Dec. 1, 1776, 4 mos. 2^ days.

Houghton, Abiathar. Private, Lieut. Samuel Stickney's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's
(Worcester Co.) regt. ; marched Oct. 9, 1777 ; service, 17 days ; company marched
to Saratoga under command of Maj. Ebenezer Bridge to assist army under Gen.
Gates. Roll dated Leominster.



rX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 297

HotOHTON, Abiathar. Private, Capt. "William Thurlo's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt. ; service from July 30, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode
Island. Roll sworn to in "Worcester Co.

HoTJGHTON, Abijah, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Benjamin Houghton's co. of Minute-
men, Col. John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775,
to Cambridge; service, 9^ days; also, Capt. Andrew Haskell's co.. Col. Asa
"Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 30, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 9 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, Capt. John
White's CO., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted July 28, 1777; service, 28 days,
at Bennington on an alarm ; reported deserted Aug. 24, 1777.

Houghton, Abijah (also given Elijah). Private, Capt. Daniel Bowker's co.. Col.
Webb's regt. ; enlisted Aug. 18, 1781 ; discharged Nov. 30, 1781 ; service, 3 mos.
22 days. Including 10 days (204 miles) travel home ; company raised to reinforce
Continental Army for 3 months.

Houghton, Abraham. Private, Capt. Abijah Bangs's co.. Col. Dike's regt.; muster
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777 ; enlisted Dec. 15, 1776 ; credited to town of Boston ;
regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777.

Houghton, Abraham. Return for equipments made by Sergt. John Townsend [year
not given] .

Houghton, Adonijah, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co.. Col.
Nicholas Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for mileage from home to Dorchester Heights ;
warrant allowed in Council Sept. 13, 1776 ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract
for travel allowance home, dated Dorchester Heights, Nov. 30, 1776 ; said Hough-
ton credited with allowance for 2 days (48 miles) ; also, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's
CO., Col. Ezra Wood's regt.; enlisted May 31, 1778; discharged Jan. 31, 1779;
service, 8 mos. 11 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home; company
raised for defence of North river.

Houghton, Asa. Private, Capt. Samuel Hill's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ;
marched Aug. 19, 1777 ; service to Aug. 26, 1777, 6 days ; company marched
from Harvard on an alarm at Bennington ; also. Private, in a company com-
manded by Lieut. Amos Fairbanks, Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 6,
1777 ; marched Sept. 8, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 5 days,
under Brig. Gen. Warner, including 11 days (212 miles) travel home; company
drafted from militia and marched to join Continental Army at the Northward.

Houghton, Asahel. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carter's co.. Col. Job Cushing's
(Worcester Co.) regt.; enlisted Sept. 7, 1777; discharged Oct. 23, 1777; service,
1 mo. 25 days, at the Northward, including 8 days (160 miles) travel home. Roll
dated Leominster. [See Asahel Holton.]

Houghton, Benjamin, Lancaster. Captain of a company of Minute-men, Col. John
Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge;
service, 12^ days.

Houghton, Benjamin, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Benjamin Houghton's co. of Minute-
men, Col. John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775,
to Cambridge; service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the army; also,2A Cor-
poral, Capt. Andrew Haskell's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company re-
turn dated Oct. 6, 1775.

Houghton, Benjamin, Sherburne. Private, Capt. Benjamin BuUard's co. of Minute-
men, Col. Peirce's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
5 days ; also, Capt. Benjamin Bullard's co.. Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt. ; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 9 days; also,
company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775.



298 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Houghton, Benjamin. List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 2, 1777 ; Capt. Alexander's co.. Col. Wiggles-
worth's regt.

Houghton, Benjamin. Private, Capt. William Greenleaf's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 22, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 26, 1777 ; service, 4 days ; com-
pany marched on an alarm at Bennington.

Houghton, Darius, Lunenburg. " Private, Capt. John Fuller's co., Col. Asa Whit-
comb's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1,1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service,
3 mos. 1^ day; also, company receipt for wages for Sept., 1775, dated Camp at
Prospect Hill.

Houghton, David, Brattleboro [Vt.]. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co., Col.
Asa Whitcorab's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 15, 1775;
service, 1 mo. 19 days ; also, company receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated
Camp at Prospect Hill ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for
bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Harvard, Jan. 18, 1776.

Houghton, David, Lunenburg. Private, Capt. George Kimball's co., which marched
April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 11 days; also,
return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 8th Worcester Co.
regt., as returned by Capt. David Carlile to Col. Abijah Starns (Stearns) ; resi-
dence, Lunenburg ; engaged for town of Lunenburg ; joined Capt. Smith's co..
Col. Bigelow's regt.; term, 3 years; also. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co..
Col. Timothy Bigelow's (15th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service
from Feb. 24, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; also, muster roll for Jan.- Aug,, 1777, dated
Van Schaick's Island, Sept. 1, 1777, and sworn to in Camp at Stillwater; enlisted
Feb. 27 (also given Feb. 24), 1777 ; also, muster roll for Nov., 1777, dated Camp
near Gulf; reported on furlough; also, muster rolls for Dec, 1777-Feb., 1778,
dated Camp at Valley Forge; reported on furlough; a/?so, return dated Feb. 2,
1778; mustered by Middlesex Co. Muster Master; also, muster rolls for March-
May, 1778, dated Valley Forge ; also, muster roll for June, 1778, dated Camp
Greenmch; also, muster rolls for July-Oct., 1778, dated Camp at Providence;
reported sick at Norwich ; also, muster rolls for Nov., 1778-Jan., 1779, dated Provi-
dence; reported sick at Lunenburg; also, muster roll for Feb., 1779, dated Provi-
dence; reported sick and absent; also, muster roll for March and April, 1779,
dated Providence; reported sick, but present; also, muster roll for May, 1779,
dated Providence ; reported sick in hospital ; also, muster roll for June, 1779, dated
Providence; also, muster roll for July, 1779; reported on command at Pound
Ridge; also, muster roll for Aug., 1779, dated Camp at Salem; reported on com-
mand at Pound Ridge; also, muster roll for Sept., 1779, dated Bedford; also,
muster roll for Oct., 1779, dated Camp Peekskill ; reported sick in camp ; also,
muster roll for Nov. and Dec, 1779, dated Highlands; reported deserted Jan. 1,
1780.

Houghton, E. Private, Lieut. William Bird's co.. Col. Thaj'er's (Suffolk Co.) regt.;
enlisted July 19, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 3 days, including
11 days (220 miles) travel home ; company raised to reinforce Continental Army
for 3 months and stationed at West Point.

Houghton, Ebenezer, Leominster. Private, Capt. Josiah Stearns's co., Col. Ephraim
Doolittle's regt. ; company return dated Charlestown, Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775;
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at AVinter Hill,
Dec. 23, 1775; also, Private, Lieut. Samuel Stickney's co., Col. Abijah Stearns's
(Worcester Co.) regt. ; marched Oct. 9, 1777 ; service, 17 days ; company marched
to Saratoga under command of Maj. Ebenezer Bridge to assist army under Gen.
Gates.

Houghton, Ebenezer (also given Ebenezer, Jr.), Milton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer
Tucker's (Milton) co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 6



m THE WAR OF TilE REVOLUTION. 299

Houghton, Ebenezeh, (also given Ebenezer, Jr.), continued.

days ; also, 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. John Bradley's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's
regt.; enlisted Aug. 14, 1777; service, 3 mos. 16 days; reported furloughed; com-
pany marched to Manchester, Vt., to join Northern army.

Houghton, Ebenezer, Putney [Vt.]. Private, Capt. Abijah Moore's co. of Minute-
men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service from
April 23, 1775, 7 days ; reported enlisted into the army ; also, Capt. Robert Long-
ley's CO., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.; return of men in need of cartridge boxes,
dated Camp at Cambridge, June 19, 1775; also. Drummer, same co. and regt.;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 3 mos. 13 days;
also, company receipts for wages for Aug. and Sept., 1775, dated Camp at Pros-
pect Hill.

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

Houghton, Elijah, Harvard. Private, Capt. Joseph Fairbanks's co., Col. Asa Whet-
comb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; left
place of rendezvous April 23, 1775; service, 5 days.

Houghton, Elijah, Milton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tucker's (Milton) co., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, Capt. William
Bent's CO., Col. John Greaton's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted
April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, Capt. Bent's co., 36th regt. ; com-
pany return dated Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775; also, Capt. Bent's co.. Col. Greaton's
regt. ; order for bounty coat dated Cambridge, Dec. 1, 1775 ; also, Corporal, Capt.
John Bradley's (Milton) co.. Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; service, 5 days; com-
pany marched to Dorchester Neck March 4, 1776, when the forts were erected on
the Heights; also. Private, Capt. Josiah Vose's (Milton) co. ; service from April
13 to April 26, 1776, 12 days, in defence of seacoast.

Houghton, Elijah, Needham. Private, Capt. Caleb Kingsbery's co., Col. Aaron
Davis's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 2 days.

Houghton, Elijah. Private, Capt. John Joslin's co., Col. Job Cushing's (Worcester
Co.) regt. ; service, 1 mo. ; company marched from Leominster to Bennington
the last of July, 1777, to join forces under Col. Seth Warner; roll dated Leom-
inster; also, Capt. Nathaniel Carter's co.. Col. Job Cushing's (Worcester Co.)
regt.; enlisted Aug. 31, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 11 days,
at the Northward, including 11 days (220 miles) travel home; also, Capt. Jotham
Houghton's CO. ; service from Nov. 3 to Nov. 19, 1778, 17 days ; company de-
tached from Col. Nathan Sparhawk's (7th) regt., Gen. Warner's brigade, to rein-
force guards at the barracks in Rutland under Col. Jacob Garrish (Gerrish) and
to escort troops of Saratoga convention to Enfield, Conn. ; roll dated Petersham ;
also, Capt. Timothy Boutell's CO., Col. John Rand's (Worcester Co.) regt.; en-
listed July 10, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 12, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 13 days, includmg
10 days (200 miles) travel home ; company raised to reinforce Continental Army
for 3 months.

Houghton, Elijah. List of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780,
returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middlesex Co.,
by Justin Ely, Commissioner; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the
Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780 ;
age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in. ; complexion, fresh ; engaged for town of Ashby ;
arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the
town of Ashby for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched to
camp July 9, 1780; discharged Dec. 8, 1780; service, 5 mos. 10 days, travel (200
miles) included.



300 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Houghton, Elisha {alias Elijah), Lancaster (also given Harvard). Private, Capt.
Benjamin Houghton's co. of Minute-men, Col. John Whitcomb's regt., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 13^ days; also,
Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; return of men in need
of cartridge boxes, dated Camp at Cambridge, June 18, 1775; also, Private, same
CO. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3
mos. 12 days; also, company receipt for wages" for Aug., 1775, dated Camp at
Prospect Hill; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, petition dated
Bolton, June -, 1776, signed by said Houghton, asking remuneration for loss of
a gun taken from him while assisting wounded men from the field June 17, 1775;
also, return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Samu^
Hill's CO. ; residence, Harvard ; engaged for town of Harvard ; joined Capt. Joshua
Brown's co.. Col. Bigelow's regt.; term, 3 years; also. Sergeant, Capt. Joshua
Brown's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from May 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported served 28 mos. 21 days as
Sergeant, reduced and served 3 mos. 6 days as Private ; also, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll for Jan. -Aug., 1777, dated Van Schaick's Island; enlisted May 1,
1777 ; reported recruiting ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Feb., 1779, sworn
to at Providence; also, (late) Capt. Joshua Brown's co., Col. Bigelow's regt.;
muster roll for March and April, 1779, sworn to at Providence; also. Private,
Colonel's co., Col. Bigelow's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service



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