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from Jan. 1, 1780, to May 1, 1780.

HorGHTON, Elisha (also given Elijah). Private, Capt. Nathaniel Lakin's co., Col.
John Jacobs's (Light Infantry) regt. ; enlisted Sept. 17 (also given Sept. 13) , 1779 ;
discharged Nov. 17, 1779; service, 2 mos. 3 (also given 2 mos. 9) days, at Rhode
Island.

HoroHTON, Ephraim, Lancaster (also given Sterling). Private, Capt. Thomas Fish's
CO., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted Aug. 1, 1779; discharged Dec. 25, 1779;
service, 4 mos. 29 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; also, pay roll for
6 months men raised by the town of Sterling for service in the Continental Army
during 1780; marched to camp July 10, 1780; discharged Jan. 10, 1781; service,
6 mos. 10 days, including travel (200 miles) home [see Ephraim Moulton] ; also.
Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wright's co.. Col. Luke Drury's regt. ; marched Sept.
18, 1781 ; arrived at camp Sept. 27, 1781 ; discharged Nov. -, 1781 ; service at West
Point ; residence, Sterling ; enlisted for town of Sterling.

Houghtox, Isaac, Bridgewater. Private, Capt. Nathan Packard's co., Col. Edward
Mitchell's regt. ; service, 5 days; company ordered to march to Squantura March
4, 1776, on an alarm ; also. Private, 3d co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 7, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ; credited to town
of Bridgewater ; also, Capt. Jacob Allen's co.. Col. Bailey's regt. ; company return
dated Camp Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778; also, Capt. Adams Bailey's (late Capt.
Jacob Allen's) co.. Col. Bailey's (2d) regt.; muster roll made up from Jan. 1,
1777, to Jan. 1, 1780; enlisted Feb. 7, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported re-
enlisted for the war Feb. 4, 1780; also, Capt. Thomas (Robert) Bradford's co..
Col. Bailey's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780,
to Sept. 25, 1780; reported deserted Sept. 25, 1780; also, Fifer, Capt. Adams Bai-
ley's CO., Col. John Bailey's (2d) regt., commanded by Lieut. Col. Sprout sub-
sequent to Jan. 1, 1781 ; muster roll made up from Jan. 1, 1780, to Jan. 1, 1782;
reported transferred to light infantry July 1, 1780; enlistment, during war.

Houghton, Israel, Petersham. Corporal, Capt. John Wheeler's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
8 days ; also, Capt. Jonathan Holman's co.. Col. Ephraim Doolittle's (25th) regt. ;
company return dated Camp at AVinter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, list of men raised to



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 301

Houghton, Israel, co?itinued.

serve in the Continental Army from 7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt.
Asa How and Capt. Wing Spooner, dated Petersham, Dec. 30, 1777 ; residence,
Petei-sham; engaged for town of Petersham; joined Capt. Benjamin Gates's co.,
Col. Rufus Putnam's regt. ; term, 8 months, to expire Jan. 10, 1778 ; also, Private,
Capt. Benjamin Gates's co.. Col. R. Putnam's regt. ; return dated Albany, Feb.
9, 1778 ; mustered by Capt. Newhall ; reported discharged.

Houghton, Jacob, Bolton. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co.. Col. John Whit-
comb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; ser-
vice, 7 days; also, Capt. Nathan Fisher's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.;
enlisted July 9, 1778; company raised to serve until Dec. 31, 1778, unless sooner
discharged, and stationed at Rhode Island; also, Capt. Ebenezer Belknap's co.,
Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted July 9, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; ser-
vice, 5 mos. 27 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) from North
Kingston, to place of discharge, i.e., home ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls
dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4, 1778 ; also, same co. and regt. ; mus-
ter rolls sworn to at East Greenwich, Sept. 28, Nov. 10, and Dec. 30, 1778;
enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Houghton, Jacob. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Thorn," com-
manded by Capt. Richard Cowell, sworn to at Marblehead, Sept. 14, 1780 ; stature,
5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, dark.

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

Houghton, James, Bolton. 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, Bolton ; enlisted for town of Bolton.

Houghton, James, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Thomas Fish's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's
regt.; enlisted July 27, 1779; discharged Dec. 25, 1779; service, 5 mos. 3 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, travel (80 miles) included.

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

Houghton, Jesse. Private, 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.

Houghton, Joel, Lancaster. Ensign, Capt. Samuel Sawyer's (2d) co.. Col. John
Whetcomb's regt. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775,
to Cambridge; returned home April 27, 1775; service, 10 days.

Houghton, John, Bolton. Private, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co.. Col. John Whit-
comb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge;
service, 8 days ; reported enlisted into the army ; also, Capt. Hastings's co.. Col.
Asa Whitcomb's 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, enlist-
ment agreement dated June -, 1776, signed by said Houghton and others, en-
gaging themselves to serve until Dec. 1, 1776, unless sooner discharged, each
man to furnish his own firearm, etc., and to march with the utmost despatch to
New York ; also, company receipt given to Capt. Jonathan Houghton, for wages
for Oct. and Nov., 1776, and travel home, dated Bolton; also, Private, Capt.
Jonathan Houghton's co.. Col. Smith's regt.; list of men [yearnot given].



302 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Houghton, John, Dorchester. Private, Capt. Abraham Wheeler's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 12 days; reported enlisted into the army.

Houghton, John, Harvard. Sergeant, Capt. Isaac Gates's (4th) co. of militia, Col. Asa
Whitcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge;
returned home April 26, 1775; service, S.^ days; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. John
Daby's (3d) co., Col. Josiah Whitney's (2d Worcester Co.) regt. ; list of officers;
commissioned June 17, 1779; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut.
Col. Enoch Hallet's regt.; appointed June 29, 1780; entered service Aug. 20,
1780; discharged Oct. 31,1780; service, 4 mos. 7 days, at Rhode Island, including
4 days (75 miles) travel home; company detached to reinforce Continental Army
for 3 months.

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

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

Houghton, Jonas, Bolton. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co.. Col. Dike's regt.;
pay abstract for gun and blanket money, dated Dorchester, Feb. 12, 1777 ; also,
same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 14, 1776;
regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777 ; also, Capt. Nathan Fisher's co., Col.
Nathaniel Wade's regt. ; enlisted July 9, 1778 ; company raised to serve until Dec.
31, 1778, unless sooner discharged, and stationed at Rhode Island; a^so, Capt.
Ebenezer Belknap's co.. Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted July 9, 1778; dis-
charged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 5 mos. 27 days, at Rhode Island, including travel
(80 miles) from North Kingston to place of discharge, i. e., home; also, same co.
and regt.; muster rolls dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4, 1778; also,
same co. and regt.; muster rolls sworn to at East Greenwich, Sept. 28, Nov. 10,
and Dec. 30, 1778; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779.

Houghton, Jonas, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Francis Willson's co.. Col. Danforth
Keyes's regt.; enlisted Sept. 18, 1777; service to Dec. 31, 1777, 3 mos. 12 days,
at Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt.; service fi-om Dec. 1, 1777, to date of
discharge, Jan. 3, 1778; roll dated Providence; also, same co. and regt.; pay
abstract for mileage from place of discharge home, dated Providence, Dec. 29,
1777 ; mileage (60 miles) allowed said Houghton.

Houghton, Jonas (also given Jonas, Jr.), Lancaster. Private, Capt. Manasseh Saw-
yer's CO., Col. Dike's regt. ; pay abstract for gun and blanket money, dated Dor-
chester, Feb. 12, 1777; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb.,
1777 ; enlisted Dec. 14, 1776 ; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777 ; also,
Capt. Nathan Fisher's co., Col. Nathaniel Wade's regt.; enlisted July 9, 1778;
company raised to serve until Dec 31, 1778, unless sooner discharged, and sta-
tioned at Rhode Island.

Houghton, Jonas, Shutesbury. Descriptive list dated Warwick, Aug. 4, 1780, of men
detached from 6th Hampshire Co. regt. to serve for the term of 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, 19 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light; residence, Shutesbury; mustered July 18,
1780; also. Private, Capt. Seth Pierce's co., Col. Seth Murray's (Hampshire Co.)
regt.; enlisted July 15, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days,
including 9 days (172 miles) travel home; company raised to reinforce Conti-
nental Army for 3 months ; roll dated Leverett.

Houghton, Jonas. Private, Capt. Elihu Lyman's co., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 25, 1779; discharged Ang. 31, 1779; service, 1 mo.
12 days, at New London, Conn., including 5 days (105 miles) travel home.



TN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 303

Houghton, Jonas. Private, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Hallet's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 15,1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 2 mos. 21 days, at
Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home; company detached to
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

Houghton, Jonathan, Bolton. Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co., Col. John
Whitcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge;
service, 8 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, list of officers belonging
to Col. Asa Whetcomb's regt. ; Capt. Hastings and officers of his company
reported as Minute-officers who " came down at the light at Concord," joined
said regiment, and served with it from the time they were in camp ; Col. Whet-
comb requests that said officers be commissioned according to their respec-
tive ranks; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co., Col. Asa Whit-
comb's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged 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. Captain, 4th co.,
Col. Josiah Whitney's (2d Worcester Co.) regt.; list of officers chosen in said
regiment, dated Lancaster, March 18, 1776; ordered in Council March 20, 1776,
that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned March 20, 1776; also,
Captain, Col. Jonathan Smith's regt.; pay abstract for mileage, dated New
York, Aug. 5, 1776; mileage (236 miles) allowed said Houghton; also, report of
enlistment committee for AVorcester Co., dated Watertown, Sept. 6, 1776, of men
raised to reinforce the Continental Army ; said Houghton with his company of 78
men marched " to the northward or Canada Department " July 22, 1776, under
command of Col. Smith; also, pay abstract for rations due from Oct. 1, 1776, to
Nov. 30, 1776 ; said Houghton credited with 153 rations.

Houghton, Jonathan, Harvard. List of 9 months men mustered by Thomas New-
hall, Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Daby's co.. Col. Whitney's regt. ;
engaged for town of Harvard; mustered July 20, 1779; also, descriptive list of
men raised for Continental service, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent
for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Daby's co.. Col. Whitney's regt. ; age, 18 j'rs. ; stature,

5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, dark; engaged for town of Harvard; marched Aug. 3,
1779; reported delivered to Ensign E. White; 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 Harvard for service in the Continental Army during 1780;
marched from home July 19, 1780; discharged Jan. 22, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 12
days, including travel (180 miles) from place of discharge home.

Houghton, Jonathan. Private, Capt. Seth Newton's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt. ;
enlisted April 1, 1778 ; discharged July 2, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days, at and
about Boston. Roll endorsed " Guards at Roxbury."

Houghton, Jonathan. Private, Capt. John Drury's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ;
enlisted June 6, 1778; discharged Feb. 10, 1779; service, 8 mos. 4 days, at North
river, N. Y. ; enlistment, 8 months ; also, order on Lieut. Potter, Paymaster, Col.
Wood's regt., payable to Joseph Houghton, dated Harvard, June 7, 1779, signed
by said Houghton and others, for wages and mileage ; receipt on reverse of order,
dated Brookfield, June 10, 1779, and signed by Joseph Houghton.

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

Houghton, Jonathan Pkeist. List of men [year not given] .

Houghton, Jo's, 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 20, 1775 ; service, 2 days.



304 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



HouGHTox, Joseph, Bolton (also given Lancaster). Private; list of men returned as
serving on picket guard under Maj. Loammi Baldwin, dated Maj' 11, 1775 ; also,
Capt. Benjamin Hastings's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt. ; return of men in
need of cartridge boxes, dated Camp at Caml)ridge, June 18, 1775; also, Private,
same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; ser-
vice, 3 mos. 12 days ; also, company receipt for wages for Aug., 1775, dated Pros-
pect Hill ; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775.

HouoHTOx, Joseph, Bolton. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. Jonathan Houghton's co.. Col. Josiab Whitney's regt. ; residence,
Bolton ; engaged for town of Bolton ; joined Capt. Redden's (Redding's) co.. Col.
Bradford's regt.; term, 3 j'ears; also, Private, Capt. Zebedee Redding's co., Col.
Gamaliel Bradford's (14th) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service
from April 10, 1777, to April 4, 1780 ; also, same co. and regt. ; subsistence
allowed from date of enlistment, April 10, 1777, to April 30, 1777 ; credited with
20 days allowance ; also, same co. and regt. ; return of men who were in camp
on or before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on
furlough; joined July 13, 1777; also, same co. and regt. ; return [year not given] ;
mustered by County and Continental Muster Masters.

HouGHTOx, Joseph, Milton. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Tucker's (Milton) co. of militia,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 6 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, Corporal, Capt. Josiah Vose's (Milton) co. ; service from April 13
to April 26, 1776, 12 days, in defence of seacoast.

HouGHTOx, Joseph. Private, Capt. John Joslin's co., Col. Job Cushing's (Worcester
Co.) regt.; service, 18 days ; company marched from Leominster to Bennington
the last of July, 1777, to join forces under Col. Seth Warner. Roll dated Leom-
inster.

HouGHTOx, Joseph. Private, Capt. John Drury's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ; service
between June 6, 1778, and Feb. 10, 1779, 7 mos. 15 days; enlistment, 8 months;
company stationed at North river, N. Y. ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for
part of May and the month of June, 1778; said Houghton allowed 25 days ser-
vice, being 3 days preceding march, 10 days (200 miles) travel, and 12 days in
camp.

Houghton, Joseph. Private, Capt. David Moore's co.. Col. John Jacobs's (Light
Infantry) regt.; enlisted Sept. 13 (also given Sept. 14), 1779; arrived at place of
rendezvous and discharged Nov. 16, 1779; service, 2 mos. 7 days, at Rhode
Island, including 4 days (84 miles) travel home; also, payroll for same service
sworn to at Bolton; also, Capt. David Moore's co., Lieut. Col. Enoch Hallet's
regt. ; enlisted Aug. 28, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 28, 1780 ; service, 2 mos. 4 days,
at Rhode Island, including 4 days (75 miles) travel home; company detached to
reinforce Continental Army for 3 months.

HouGHTOx, Joseph. Return for equipments made by Sergt. John Townsend [year
not given] .

Houghtox, Joseph, Jr. Private, Capt. John Drury's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ;
enlisted June 6, 1778; discharged Feb. 10, 1779; service, 8 mos. 1 day; enlist-
ment, 8 months ; company stationed at North river, N. Y. ; also, same co. and
regt.; pay roll for Sept., 1778; reported sick in hospital, not joined since muster.

Houghtox, Josiah, Templeton. Capt. Joel Fletcher's co.. Col. Ephraim Doolittle's
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Houghton and others, dated
Camp near Charlestown Road, June 8, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days;
also, Capt. Asahel Gunn's co., Col. David Wells's regt.; enlisted Oct. 4, 1777;



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 305

HouGHTOx, JosiAH, continued.

discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 20 days, on expedition to Northern department,
including 6 days (120 miles) travel home; roll dated Montague.

HoL'GHTOx, JoTHAM, Pctersham. Capt. Joel Fletcher's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's
regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Houghton and others, dated Camp
near Charlestown Road, June 8, 1775; also, Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also,
company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775.

Houghton, Jotham. Captain, Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; engaged July 30, 1778;
discharged Sept. 14, 1778; service, 1 mo. 17 days, at Rhode Island; company
raised for 6 weeks service; roll dated Petersham; also, Captain; service from
Nov. 3 to Nov. 19, 1778, 17 days; company detached from Col. Nathan Spar-
hawk's (7th) regt.. Gen. Warner's brigade, to reinforce guards at the barracks in
Rutland under Col. Jacob Garrish (Gerrish) and to escort troops of Saratoga con-
vention to Enfield, Conn. ; roll dated Petersham ; also, order on Treasurer Gard-
ner, payable to Timothy Whitney, dated Petersham, Feb. 8, 1779, for money due
on said Houghton's muster roll; also, Captain; list of officers to command men
detached from militia to reinforce the Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of
Oct. 9, 1779; commissioned Oct. 21, 1779; said Houghton's co. detached from
Middlesex Co. and Worcester Co. brigades; also, Captain, Col. Samuel Denny's
(2d) regt., Gen. Fellows's brigade; engaged Oct. 24, 1779; service to Dec. 1, 1779,
1 mo. 8 days, at Claverack; roll dated Petersham.

HovGHTOx, JoTHAM. Adjutant, Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt.; service, 10 days;
regiment marched to reinforce army under Gen. Stark at Bennington Aug. 21,
1777; roll dated Barre; also. Adjutant, in a regiment commanded by Maj. Jonas
Wilder; service, 29 days ; regiment marched to join army under Gen. Gates Sept.
27, 1777, to serve for 30 days ; roll dated Petersham; also, Adjutant, 7th Worces-
ter Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned Jan. 30, 1778; also.
Adjutant, Col. John Rand's (Worcester Co.) regt.; engaged July 8, 1780; dis-
charged Oct. 11, 1780; service, 3 mos. 14 days (also given 106 days), including
10 days (200 miles) travel home ; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army
for 3 months ; roll sworn to at Westminster.

HouGHTOx, Lemuel, Westminster. Private, Capt. Noah Miles's co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge, and joined Col. John Whitcom's
regt. ; service, 9^ days.

Houghton, Levi, Stow. Private, Capt. Benjamin Flagg's co., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; also, Capt. Samuel Patch's co.. Col.
William Prescott's regt.; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Amasa
Cranston's co. ; company return endorsed " 1776 ; " company probably belonged
to Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ; also, Private, Capt. Jonathan Rice's co.. Col. Samuel
BuUard'sregt. ; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos.
23 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home; company ordered to march
to reinforce Northern army ; roll dated Sudbury.

Houghton, Nathaniel, Lancaster. 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, etc., home, dated Dorchester Heights, Nov. 30, 1776 ; resi-
dence, 2d Parish in Lancaster; said Houghton credited with allowance for 2 days
(44 miles) ; also, same co. and regt. ; abstract for gun and blanket money, dated
Dorchester, Feb. 12, 1777 ; also, same co. and regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-
Feb., 1777; enlisted Dec. 1, 1776; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777;
also, Capt. John White's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted July 28, 1777 ; ser-
vice, 1 mo. 8 days, at Beunington, on an alarm; also, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's
CO., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; service from July 30, 1778, to Sept. 13, 1778,
1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode Island.



306 IVIASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Houghton, Nathaniel, Milton. Private, Capt. John Bradley's (Milton) co. of militia,
Col. Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; ser-
vice, 4 days, after the fight at Concord and before completion of standing army ;
also, Capt. Moses Whiting's co., 36th regt.; company return dated Fort No. 2,
Cambridge, Oct. 5, 1775; enlisted Mayo, 1775; also, Capt. Elijah Vose's co.,Col.
John Greaton's regt. ; order for l)ounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Cambridge Camp, 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.

Houghton, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Samuel Ward's co., Col. Cogswell's regt.;
enlisted Sept. 22, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 3 mos. 11 days; com-
pany detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston.

Houghton, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Abner Crane's co. ; enlisted Feb. 12, 1779 ;
service, 2 mos. 22 days; reported as among those who failed to pass muster or
were transferred to another company; company served to May 4, 1779, with
guards at Boston.

Houghton, Nathaniel. Descriptive list of 9 months men raised in Hampshire Co.,
agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, as returned by Noah Goodman, Superin-
tendent; Capt. King's CO., Col. Bliss's regt.; age, 20 j'rs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.;
hair, brown; engaged for town of Wilbraham; reported delivered to Ensign T.
Clarke; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the term of
9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned as received of Noah Good-
man, Superintendent for Hampshire Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner, at Spring-
field, Oct. 19, 1779; also, Capt. Warner's co., 10th Mass. regt.; entered service
July 18, 1779; discharged April 18, 1780; term, 9 months.

Houghton, Oliver, Leominster. Clerk, Capt. John Joslin's co. of Minute-men, Col.
John Whetcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam-
bridge ; service, 12 days.

Houghton, Oliver, Stow. Private, Capt. Samuel Patch's co., Col. AVilliam Prescott's
regt. ; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; reported sick and absent.



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