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House, Caleb. Private, in a company commanded by Lieut. Benjamin Bates, Plymouth
Co. regt. commanded by Maj. Eliphalet Gary ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged
Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days; company marched from Abington to Tiverton,
R. I., on an alarm.

House, Cornelius. Matross, Capt. John Doughty 's co.. Col. John Lamb's (2d Artil-
lery) regt.; muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point; enlistment, during
war; reported with Gen. Knox.

House, David, Hanover. Private, Capt. Samuel N. Nelson's co., Col. Aaron "Wil-
lard's regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from home to Skeensborough,
via No. 4 or Charlestown, dated Boston, Jan. -, 1777; 232 miles travel allowed
said House ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from
Fort Edward to Plymouth and adjacent towns, via Albany, dated Plymouth,
Dec. 20, 1776 ; 265 miles travel allowed said House.

House, David, Hanover. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from Capt. John Turner, Jr.'s (9th) co., Col. John Cushing's (2d Plymouth Co.)
regt.; residence, Hanover; engaged for town of Pembroke (also given Hanover
and Scituate) ; joined Capt. Drew's co.. Col. Baley's regt.; term, 3 years, to
expire March -, 1780; also, list of men mustered between June 10, 1777, and July
9, 1777, by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; age, 47 yrs. ; enlisted
by Capt. Seth Drew; also, Private, 5th co., Col. John Bailey's regt.; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from June 23, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt.
Seth Drew's (5th) co.. Col. Bailey's regt. ; return of men who joined prior to Aug.
15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except on furlough ; also,
same co. and regt. ; company return dated Camp at Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778 ;
also, same co. and regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1,
1780, to June 5, 1780.

House, David. Private, Capt. Lemuel Curtis's co.. Col. Anthony Thomas's (Plymouth
Co.) regt. ; service, 4 days ; company marched to Cohasset on the alarm of March
5, 1776. Roll dated Hanover.

House, David, Jr., Hanover. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's militia co. of North Han-
over, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, to
Marshfield ; service, 3 days, under the direction of field officers of 2d Plymouth
Co. regt.

House, Elisha. Private, Capt. Seth Stowers's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; en-
listed June 11, 1776; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 1 mo. 20 days; roll dated Camp at
Hull; also, same co. and regt.; service from July 31, 1776, to Nov. 30, 1776,
4 mos.

House, Elisha. Private, Capt. Amos Turner's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt. ; service from
April -, 1777, to the middle of June, 1777, 2 mos. 6 (also given 2 mos. 7) days,
including travel (120 miles) out and home; company detached from militia,
agreeable to resolve of April 11, 1777, and marched to Tiverton, R. 1.

House, Elisha. Corporal, Capt. Timothy Child's co.. Col. David Wells's regt. ; ser-
vice, 2 mos. 8 days, including travel home; company raised May 10, 1777, for
service at Ticonderoga and was discharged July 8, 1777.

House, Elisha. Private, Capt. Abram Washburn's co.. Col. Abijah Sterns's (Stearns's)
regt.; enlisted April 11, 1778; service to July 2, 1778, 2 mos. 24 days, at Castle
Island.

House, Elisha. Seaman, ship "Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster Wil-
liams; engaged May 4, 1780; discharged Aug. 17, 1780; service, 3 mos. 13 days.

House, Elisha. Account rendered against Massachusetts by Selectmen of Roxbury
of bounties paid said House and others to serve in the Continental Army for the



314 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

HoisK, Elisha, continued.

term of 3 years ; also, return of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service,
agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Roxbury; engaged
March 8, 1781.

House, George. List of prisoners brought in the cartel " Pacific " to Marblehead to
be exchanged for British prisoners, as returned by Thomas Stone, Commissary
[year not given] ; said House, a Midshipman, reported taken out of a prize of
the " Columbus " retaken by the British ship " Liverpool."

HorsE, GiDEOx. Private, Capt. Freedom Chamberlin's co.. Col. Gary's regt. ; com-
pany return dated " Cortlands Manner," Nov. 22, 1776; also, Capt. Joseph Cliffs
CO., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; marched July 29, 1778; discharged Sept. 13,
1778 ; service, 1 mo. 19 days ; company raised in Plymouth Co. and marched to
Rhode Island.

House, Hendrick. List of men mustered between Jan. 20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by
Trueman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ; term, 3 years or during war.
[See Hendrick Hoose.]

House, Isaac. Private, Capt. Josiah Yale's co. ; enlisted Oct. 12, 1781; discharged
Oct. 20, 1781 ; service, 12 days ; mileage out and home (160 miles) allowed ; com-
pany marched from Lee and Lenox to Stillwater by order of Brig. Gen. Rosseter
on an alarm.

House, James, Hanover. Private, Capt. Amos Turner's co. of Minute-men, Col. John
Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 14 days.

House, Jeremiah. Private, Capt. James Davis's co. ; service from Nov. 1, 1775, to
Dec. 31, 1775, 2 mos. 5 days, in defence of seacoast. Roll sworn to at Barnstable.

House, Job. Private, Capt. Nathan Snow's co. commanded by 2d Lieut. Christopher
Dyer, Col. Edward Mitchel's regt., Gen. Cushing's brigade; marched Dec. 9,
1776; service, 2 weeks 2 days; company marched to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm;
also. Private, in a company commanded by Lieut. Benjamin Bates, Plymouth
Co. regt. commanded by Maj. Eliphalet Cary ; marched July 30, 1780 ; discharged
Aug. 9, 1780; service, 11 days; company marched from Abington to Tiverton,
R. I., on an alarm.

House, John (also given John, Jr.), Hanover. Sergeant, Capt. Amos Turner's co. of
Minute-men, Col. John Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775; service, 14 days; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Amos Turner's 4th (Hanover)
CO., 2d Plymouth Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several
companies in said regiment, as returned by John Cushing and others, dated Han-
over, May 8, 1776; ordered in Council May 10, 1776, that said officers be commis-
sioned ; reported commissioned May 10, 1776; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Howard
Pierce's co., Lieut. Col. Jeremiah Hall's regt.; list of officers appointed to com-
mand companies of a regiment raised from Brig. Joseph Cushing's (Plymouth
Co.) brigade and ordered to march to Bristol, R. I., as returned by Joseph Cush-
ing to Maj. Gen. Warren, dated Hanover, Dec. 26, 1776; company raised in
Scituate and Hanover.

House, John, Stockbridge. Capt. William Goodrich's co.. Col. Paterson's regt. ; order
for advance pay, signed by said House and others, dated July 1, 1775; also. Pri-
vate, Capt. Charles Dibble's co.. Col. John Paterson's regt.; company return
[probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Dec. 26, 1775.

House, John. Receipt dated Shrewsbury, April 22, 1781, for bounties paid said House
and others by the town of Shrewsbury to serve in the Continental Army for the
term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve in the
Continental Army, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Seth Wash-



IX THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 315

House, John, continued.

burn. Superintendent; Col. Cushing's regt. ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in.;
complexion, dark; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Shrewsbury; en-
gaged March 7, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

HorsE, Joseph (also given Joseph, 3d), Hanover. Private, Capt. Amos Turner's co.
of Minute-men, Col. John Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775; service, 14 days; also, Capt. Eleazer Hamblen's co.. Gen. John Thomas's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos., 1
week, 1 day; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Jan. 11, 1776.

House, Joseph, Hanover. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. William Turner's co. ; pay abstract
for mileage to and from camp; company joined Col. John Bailey's regt., Dec. 10,
1775; also. Lieutenant, Col. John Bailey's (2d) regt. ; Continental Army pay ac-
counts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Aug. 17, 1778; reported resigned Aug. 17,
1778 ; also. Lieutenant, Capt. Seth Drew's co.. Col. Bailey's regt. ; company return
dated Camp at Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778; also, Capt. Drew's (5th) co., Col.
Bailey's (2d) regt. ; return of men who joined prior to Aug. 15, 1777 ; reported
resigned Aug. 17, 1778.

House, Joseph, Hanover. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
2d Plymouth Co. regt. ; residence, Hanover ; engaged for town of Hanover (also
given Scituate) ; joined Capt. Drew's co., Col. Bailey's regt.; term, 3 j'ears; also,
list of men mustered between March 5 and March 22, 1777, by James Hatch,
Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; Col. Bailey's regt. ; age, 18 yrs. ; enlisted by
Capt. Seth Drew; term, during war; also, Private, 5th co., Col. John Bailey's
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 3, 1777, to Dec. 31,
1779; also, Capt. Seth Drew's (5th) co., Col. Bailey's regt.; return of men who
joined before Aug. 15, 1777, and who had not been absent subsequently except
on furlough ; also, same co. and regt. ; company return dated Camp at Valley
Forge, Jan. 24, 1778; also, 5th co., Col. Bailey's regt.; Continental Army pay
accounts for the year 1780; said House's place reported as having been taken by
Jonathan Peters.

House, Joseph. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel "Winslow's co. ; list of commissioned
officers of Col. Cary's regt. raised to reinforce the army until April 1, 1776.

House, Joseph. Petition dated Camp at Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said House
and others belonging to battalion stationed at Hull, asking for increase and pay-
ment of wages.

House, Joseph. Private, Capt. Williams Barker's co.. Col. John Cushing's (2d
Plymouth Co.) regt.; marched Dec. 10, 1776; service, 11 days; regiment ordered
to march to Bristol, R. I., on an alarm in Dec, 1776. Roll dated Scituate.

House, Joseph. Private, Capt. Thomas Newcomb's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt.; service from Sept. 28, 1777, to Oct. 31, 1777, 1 mo. 5 days, on a secret
expedition to Rhode Island.

House, Joseph. Private, Capt. Williams Barker's co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. ;
detached March 6, 1781 ; discharged March 30, 1781 ; service, 28 days, at Rhode
Island.

House, Joseph, Jr., Hanover. Sergeant, Capt. Robert Lenthall Eells's militia co. of
South Hanover, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April
19, 1775, to Marshfield ; service, 3 days, under the direction of field officers of 2d
Plymouth Co. regt.

House, Joshua, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's co.. Col. Dike's 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 Jan. 1, 1777; regi-
ment raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also, list of men raised to serve in the



316 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



House, Joshua, continued.

Continental Army from 2d Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Manasseh
Sawyer; residence, Lancaster; engaged for town of Lancaster; joined Capt.
Hodgskins's co.. Col. Biglow's (Bigelow's) regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men
mustered by Thomas Newball, Muster Master for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Smith's
CO., Col. Bigelow's regt.; mustered- May 12, 1777; term, 3 years; also, Private,
Capt. Joseph Ilodgkins's co.. Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt. ; return dated Feb. 3,
1778; mustered by Muster Master for Worcester Co.; reported died Aug. 4,
1777.

House, Nathan. Private, Capt. John Morgan's co. ; enlisted Dec. 29, 1777 ; discharged
July 1, 1778; service, 6 mos. 2 days; company detached from militia of Hamp-
shire and Worcester counties to guard stores and magazines at Springfield and
Brook field.

House, Nathaniel, Scituate (also given Hanover). Private, Capt. John Clap's co. of
Minute-men, Col. John Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 15 days ; also, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Gen. John Thomas's
regt.; musterrolldatedAug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6 days;
also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equiv-
alent in money dated Camp at Roxbury, Dec. 18, 1775; also, list of men raised
to serve in the Continental Army from 2d Plymouth Co. regt. ; residence, Hanover ;
engaged for town of Scituate ; term to expire Jan. 10, 1778 ; also, list of men mus-
tered by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co., dated July 9, 1777;
Capt. Winslow's co.

House, Nathaniel. Corporal, Capt. James Harlow's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt. ;
entered service June 4, 1778; service, 8 mos. 6 days; travel to and from camp
(520 miles) allowed ; company raised to guard passes of North river for 8 months ;
also, order on Lieut. Potter, Paymaster, Col. Ezra Wood's regt., for wages, dated
Continental Village, Jan. 27, 1779, signed by said House, payable to Samuel
Fisher.

House, Nathaniel. Descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. in 1779 to serve
in the Continental Army; age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in. ; complexion, dark;
engaged for town of Hanover; delivered to Ensign E. White.

House, Noah. Fifer, in a company commanded by Capt. Job Crocker, of Eastham,
Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; enlisted July 1, 1777 ; discharged Dec. 12, 1777 ;
service, 5 mos. 19 days, at Rhode Island and sundry places in Massachusetts,
including 4 days (84 miles) travel home ; company raised to serve for 6 months
from July 1, 1777, unless sooner discharged.

House, Peleg, Scituate. Sergeant, Capt. Ensign Otis's co., called " Royal Americans
of the town of Scituate," which marched probably on the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 3 days, under direction of field officers of 2d Plymouth Co. regt.

House, Peleg, Scituate. Private, Capt. William Turner's co. ; pay abstract for mile-
age ; company joined Col. John Bailey's regt. Dec. 10, 1775 ; also, receipt for ad-
vance pay for 1 month, travel allowance from home to Boston, etc., dated Point
Shirley, June 13, 1776, signed by said House and others belonging to Capt.
Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Col. Whitney's regt.; also, petition dated Camp at
Hull, Sept. 17, 1776, signed by said House and others belonging to battalion
stationed at Hull, asking for increase and payment of wages ; also. Private,
Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; service from May 1,
1776, 4 days preceding march, to Nov. 1, 1776, 6 mos. ; also, same co. and regt. ;
payroll for Nov., 1776; service, 1 mo. 2 days.

House, Peleg. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's co. ; enlisted July 22, 1775 ; service to
Dec. 31, 1775, 5 mos. 23 days, under direction of field officers of 1st Plymouth Co.
regt. ; company raised for defence of seacoast.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 317

House, Peter. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Aurora " (privateer),
commanded by Capt. David Porter, dated Boston, June 16, 1781 ; age, 27 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 3 in.

House, Seth, Hanover. Private, Capt. Amos Turner's co. of Minute-men, Col. John
Bailey's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 14 days;
also, Capt. Amos Turner's co., Gen. John Thomas's regt.; muster roll dated
Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 3, 1775; service, 3 mos. 6 days; also, company return
[probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Camp at Roxbury, Dec. 22, 1775; also. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Winslow's co..
Col. Simeon Cary's regt. ; service from time of enlistment to date of marching to
Roxbury, Feb. 12, 1776, 7 days.

House, Seth. Seaman, brigantine "Independence," commanded by Capt. Simeon
Samson ; engaged May 29, 1776 ; service to Sept. 22, 1776, 3 mos. 22 days ; roll
dated Plymouth; also, same vessel and commander; pay roll made up for men
under Lieut. Daniel Adams who brought the prize brigantine "Nancy" into
Plymouth by order of Capt. Samson; when last paid, Sept. 22, 1776; discharged
Jan. 20, 1777.

House, Zachariah Private, Capt. Timothy Child's co., Col. David Wells's regt.;
service, 2 raos. 8 days, including travel home; company raised for defence of
Ticonderoga May 10, 1777, and was discharged July 8, 1777.

HousHOLD, William. Seaman, brigantine " Hawke," commanded by Capt. Jonathan
Cakes; enlisted May 3, 1777; service, 1 mo., with the fleet under Commodore
John Manley. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.

Houstead, Jacob. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's co. ; enlisted Feb. 13, 1779 ; dis-
charged May 12, 1779; service, 3 mos., with guards under Maj. Gen. Gates at and
about Boston.

Houstox, . [This name also appears under the form of Haustin, Hewsten, Hew-

stone, Huesten, Hueston, Huistin, Huseton, Huson, Hasten, Hastens, Hustin,
Huston, Hustone, Whoston.]

Houston, Burnel, Philadelphia. List of prisoners discharged from prison-ship at
Rhode Island in exchange for British prisoners and sent to Boston in the schooner
" Speedwell" by Capt. Josiah Godfrey Aug. 6, 1777.

Houston, David. Return dated Boxford, Dec. 8, 1779, of men mastered by John
Cashing, Muster Master for Essex Co., to join the Continental Army for the term
of 9 months ; engaged for town of Salem ; also, company receipt for equipments,
given to Capt. James Tisdale, dated Springfield, Aug. 22, 1779.

Houston, Isaac. Return dated Boxford, Dec. 8, 1779, of men mustered by John Gush-
ing, Muster Master for Essex Co., to join the Continental Army for the term of 9
months; engaged for town of Salem; also, company receipt for equipments, given
to Capt. James Tisdale, dated Springfield, Aug. 22, 1779.

Houston, Robert. Pay roll of officers and crew of the brigantine "Pallas," com-
manded by Capt. James Johnson, for service from July 3, 1779, to Aug. 20, 1779,
on Penobscot expedition.

Houston, Samuel. Captain, 5th co., Col. Josiah Brewer's (Penobscot) regt.; list of
officers to be commissioned, as returned by Col. Brewer and others, field officers,
dated Penobscot, July 1, 1776; ordered in Council July 20, 1776, that said ofllcers
be commissioned; reported commissioned July 20, 1776.

Houston, William. Private, Capt. John Reed's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's regt. ;
enlisted Sept. 14, 1781; discharged Dec. 1, 1781; service, 2 mos. 18 days, in de-
fence of seacoast; enlistment to expire Dec. 1, 1781 ; company raised for defence
of eastern Massachusetts.



318 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

HouTON, Nathaniel. Private, Capt. Fortanatus Eager's co., Lieut. Col. Ephraim
Sawyer's regt. ; marched Oct. 2, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 18, 1777 ; service, 25 days,
including 8 days (160 miles) travel home; company marched to reinforce
Northern army.

HouTON, RuFCS, Milton. Private, Capt. John Bradley's (Milton) co. of militia, Col.
Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19,
1775; service, 2 days, after the fight at Concord and before completion of stand-
ing army.

HouTON, Silas, Milton. Private, Capt. John Bradley's (Milton) co. of militia. Col.
Lemuel Robinson's regt., which marched in response to the alarm of April 19,
1775 ; service, 6 days, after the fight at Concord and before completion of stand-
- ing army.

HouTON, "WiLLiAJi, 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, 6 days; reported enlisted into the army.

HouxLT, JAiMES. Fifcr, Capt. Leonard Bleeker's (Light Infantry) co.. Col. Goose Van
Schaick's (1st New York) regt.; muster roll for Jan.-March, 1781, dated West
Point ; enlistment, during war ; reported on leave of absence at Saratoga ; also,
muster roll for April, 1781, dated West Point.

Hove, Edward. Landsman, brig " Adventure," commanded by Capt. James Morris;
descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to in Suffolk Co., Sept. 26, 1780; age,
28 yrs. ; complexion, light; residence, Massachusetts.

HovEY, . [This name also appears under the form of Hove, Hovy.]

HovEY, . Deposition made by Micah Balcom July 26, 1844, stating that he engaged

the first part of May, 1777, in Capt. Gleason's co.. Col. Josiah Whitney's regt., of
which regiment said Hovey was Major, and rendered 2 mos. 8 days service at
Rhode Island; said company was made up of men from Marlborough, Stow,
Sudbury, Framingham, Natick, Sherburne, Holliston, and Hopkinton.

HovEY [?], . Private, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's co., Col. John Rand's (Worcester

Co.) regt.; enlisted July 10, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11
days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home; company raised for 3 months.

HovEY, Allen, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co. Private, Capt. Jonathan Crowell's co.,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days; also, Capt.
Joshua Gray's co. ; enlisted July 10, 1775 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1775 ; service in de-
fence of seacoast ; roll dated Barnstable ; a/so, Capt. John Grannis's co.; marched
Feb. 10, 1776; service to Feb. 29, 1776, 20 days; roll sworn to in Dultes Co. and
endorsed "Tarpaulin Cove;" also, same co. ; service from March 1, 1776, to
Aug. 31, 1776, in defence of seacoast; company stationed at Elizabeth lalands;
rolls dated Tarpaulin Covej also, Capt. John Grannis's co. commanded by Lieut.
James Blossom; service from Sept. 1, 1776, to date of discharge, Nov. 21, 1776,
2 mos. 21 days ; company stationed at Elizabeth Islands for defence of seacoast.

HovBY, Amos, Boxford. Private, Capt. Joseph Eaton's co.. Col. Samuel Johnson's
regt.; enlisted Aug. 15, 1777; discharged Nov. 30 (also given Nov. 29), 1777;
service, 3 mos. 29 days, including 13 days (260 miles) travel home; company
marched on expedition to the Northward; also, descriptive list of men raised to
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of
April 26 [20], 1778, dated Andover, June 2, 1778; Capt. Roberson's (Robinson's)
CO., Col. Samuel Johnson's (4tb Essex Co.) regt.; age, 21 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 11
in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Boxford ; also. Sergeant, Capt.
Jeremiah Putnam's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted July 15, 1779; ser-
vice to Dec. 1, 1779, 4 mos. 16 days, at Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt.;
pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo. 5 days service at Rhode Island, travel



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 319



HovET, Amos, continued.

(107 miles) included ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti-
nental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780,
returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at
Springfield, July 28, 1780; age, 23 yrs.; stature, 6 ft.; complexion, ruddy ; en-
gaged for town of Boxford; arrived at Springfield July 27, 1780; marched to
camp Jul}' 28, 1780, under command of Capt. Storer ; 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 Boxford for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ;
marched July 27, 1780; discharged Dec. 16, 1780; service, 5 mos. 4 days, travel
(275 miles) included.

HovET, Amos. Private, Lieut. Thomas Holland's detachment; engaged Jan. 23, 1778;
discharged May 1, 1778; service, 3 mos. 9 days, under Maj. Gen. Heath; detach-
ment drafted to serve as guards on board the prison-ship " Kingston " in Boston
harbor.

HovET, Bexjamix, Sutton. Private, (late) Capt. Arthur Dagget's (Sutton) co. of
Minute-men, Col. Larned's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 18 days ; roll dated Roxbury Camp ; also, Capt. Bartholomew Woodbury's
CO., Col. Lernad's (Learned's) regt. ; return for billeting to and from camp ; com-
pany marched from Sutton, Douglas, and Northbridge, Dec. 9, 1775; also, Capt.
John Town's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; service, 5 days; roll dated
Providence, Jan. 20, 1777, sworn to in AVorcester Co., and endorsed " march'd on
Alarm to Rhode Island in Dec'r 1776; " also, Capt. Jeremiah Kingsbery's co..
Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ; service, 16 days ; mileage to and from camp (80
miles) allowed ; roll dated Providence, Jan. 20, 1777, sworn to in Worcester Co.,
and endorsed " Alarm Roll."

HovEY, Caleb. Private, Capt. John Walton's co. ; enlisted Dec. 9, 1776 ; discharged
Dec. 12, 1776 ; company detached for service at Noddle's Island.

Hovet, Daniel, Oxford. Lieutenant, Capt. John Town's co., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Roxbury; service, 9 days; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt.



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