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Lieutenants and officers of the company of which John Gay was 1st Lieutenant;
also, 2d Lieutenant, same co. and regt. ; list of officers recommended for commis-
sions, dated Dorchester Heights, Oct. 18, 1776; ordered in Council Oct. 22 [?],
1776, that said officers be commissioned ; regiment reported raised for defence of
Boston ; also, 2d Lieutenant, same co. and regt. ; abstract for travel allowance from
camp home, etc., sworn to in Suffolk Co., Nov. 29, 1776; company drafted from
Hingham, Braintree, Dorchester, Stoughtonham, Milton, and Stoughton ; also,
Capt. Stephen Penniman's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster roll for Dec, 1776-Feb.,
1777; enlisted Dec. 1, 1776; regiment raised to serve until March 1, 1777; also,
1st Lieutenant, Capt. Stephen Penniman's co. ; list of officers in Col. Dike's regt.
who engaged to tarry at Dorchester Heights until March 1, 1777.



326 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



How, Abraham, Holden. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Belknap's co., Col. Nathaniel
Wade's regt. ; enlisted April 16, 1778 ; service to July 15, 1778, 2 inos. 29 days, at
Rhode Island; also, same co. and regt.; enlisted July 15, 1778; service to Jan. 1,
1779, 5 mos. 21 days, at Rhode Island, including travel (80 miles) from North
Kingston to place of discharge, i.e., home; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll
dated North Kingston, Nov. 6, 1778 ; enlistment to expire Jan. 1, 1779 ; also, same
CO. and regt.; muster roll dated North Kingston, Dec. 4, 1778; reported sick and
absent; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls sworn to at East Greenwich, Sept.
28, Nov. 10, and Dec. 30, 1778.

How, Abraham, Ipswich. Captain of a company which marched on the alarm of April
19, 1775, from West Parish in Ipswich; service, 2 days.

How, Abraham (also given Abraham, 3d, and Abraham, 5th), Ipswich. Private,
Capt. Abraham How's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from
West Parish in Ipswich ; service, 2 days ; also, Capt. Nathaniel Waide's co. ; com-
pany return dated June 5, 1775; company marched to Cambridge; also, Capt.
Nathaniel Wade's co., Col. Moses Little's (17th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug.
1,1775; enlisted May 15, 1775 ; service, 11 weeks; «/«o, company return [probably
Oct., 1775] ; age, 22 yrs. ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Dec. 21, 1775; also. Corporal, Capt. Nathaniel Wade's co. ; return of men
who engaged for the year 1776, dated Jan. 17, 1776; enlisted Nov. 23, 1775; re-
ported advanced; also, Capt. Wade's co., Col. Little's (12th) regt.; muster roll
endorsed " 1776."

How, Abraham, Lancaster. Private, Capt. Daniel Robbins's co. of militia. Col. Asa
Whitcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge;
returned May 1, 1775 ; service, 14 days ; company made up from 2d and 13th cos.
in said regiment.

How, Abraham. Capt. James Davis's detachment of Holden militia, Col. Benjamin
Flagg's (Worcester Co.) regt.; service, 5 days; detachment marched to Hadley
on the alarm of Aug. 19, 1777.

How-, Abraham. Private, Capt. John Banister's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted
Sept. 7, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 1 mo. 12 days, with Northern
army. Roll sworn to in Worcester Co.

How, Abraham. Private, Capt. Seth Sumner's co.. Col. Gill's regt. ; marched from
home March 1, 1778; discharged April 4, 1778; service, 1 mo. 4 days; company
ordered to march to Castle Island.

How, Adam. List of prisoners appearing in a return of the main guard, dated Cam-
bridge, Sept. 13, 1775, signed by Ephraim Corey, Captain of the guard; said
How with other riflemen confined 3 nights by Col. Thompson for mutiny.

How, Adonijah, Princeton. Lieutenant, Capt. Boaz Moore's co.. Col. Ephraim Doo-
little's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 18 days.

How, Alexander. Private, Capt. Joshua Lealand's co. of guards; enlisted Oct. 4,
1779; discharged Nov. 10, 1779; service, 1 mo. 7 days; company detached from
militia by order of Gen. Hancock to man forts at and about Boston until Nov.
10, 1779, and stationed at Boston under Maj. Nathaniel Heath.

How, Alvix, Shrewsbury. Private, Capt. Job Cushing's co. of Minute-men and militia.
Col. Artemus Ward's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam-
bridge; service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the army; a/so, enlistment agree-
ment dated April 26, 1775, signed by said How and others, engaging themselves
to serve until Dec. 31, 1775, unless sooner discharged; also. Private, Capt. Job
Cushing's co.. Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, companj^ return dated
Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money



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How, Alvin, continued.

dated Dorchester, Nov. 13, 1775; also. Corporal, Capt. Asa Rice's co.. Col. Job
Cushing's regt. ; marched July 27, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 29, 1777 ; service, 1 mo.
9 days, including 6 days (130 miles) travel home; company ordered to march to
Manchester on an alarm and discharged at Bennington.

How, A.-\rASA. Receipt dated Granville, for bounty paid said How by Dan. Robinson
and others, committee of a class of the town of Granville, to serve in the Conti-
nental Array for the term of 3 years ; also, descriptive list of men raised in Hamp-
shire Co. to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Noah Goodman,
Superintendent for said county ; age, 16 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion,
light; hair, light; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Granville; engaged
Feb. 26, 1781 ; term, 3 years ; also. Private, Capt. Elnathan Haskell's co., Col.
William Shepard's (4th) regt.; muster roll for May, 1781, dated West Point;
also, muster rolls for June-Sept., 1781 ; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781,
dated York Hutts; reported absent with leave; also, muster rolls for Dec, 1781-
Feb., 1782, dated York Hutts.

How, Antipas, Hardwick. Private, Capt. Samuel Billings's co.. Col. Ebenezer
Learned's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3
mos. 4 days ; also, company return dated Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, Capt. Wing Spooner's
CO., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt.; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; travel to camp and
home 180 miles ; service at 20 miles per day, 9 days ; company marched from
Petersham to Bennington Aug. 21, 1777, to reinforce army under Gen. Stark ; roll
dated Petersham; also, Capt. Wing Spooner's co.. Col. Cushing's I'egt. ; enlisted
Sept. 5, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service, 3 mos. 5 days, with Northern
army, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; enlistment to expire Nov. 30,
1777.

How, Artemus, Bolton. Captain of a company of militia, which marched on the alarm
of April 19, 1775 ; discharged May 3, 1775.

How, Artemtjs. Private, Capt. Dan. Haws's co.. Col. Samuel Holden Parsons's (10th)
regt. ; enlistment agreement in which said How and others engage to serve until
" Jan 15, next ; " enlisted Dec. 5, 1775, and forwarded to camp by John Caldwell,
one of enlistment committee for Worcester Co.

How, Artemus. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Healy's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ;
service, 21 days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm in Dec, 1776,
and stationed at Providence Jan. 21, 1777.

How, Asa, Petersham. Captain, 2d co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's (7th Worcester Co.)
regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said
regiment, dated Petersham, March 24, 1776 ; ordered in Council April 6, 1776, that
said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned April 5, 1776; also, certifi-
cate dated Petersham, May 23, 1778, signed by said How, Captain, and Wing
Spooner, Captain, certifying that ten men had been engaged and mustered to
serve in the Continental Army for the term of 8 mouths to the credit of the town
of Petersham.

How, Asa. Private, Capt. Wing Spooner's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ; enlisted
Aug. 21, 1777 ; travel to camp and home 180 miles ; service at 20 miles per day,
9 days; company marched from Petersham to Bennington Aug. 21, 1777, to rein-
force army under Gen. Stark; roll dated Petersham; also, Capt. Samuel Hub-
bard's CO., Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 5, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29,
1777 ; service, 3 mos. 2 days, in Northern department, including 7 days (140 miles)
travel home.

How, AzoR. Capt. Thomas Cushing's co. ; pay rolls for service from Jan. 25, 1786, to
Jan. 25, 1787, at the Castle.



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How, Baxter, Hillsborough, N. H. Capt. Josiah Fay's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's
(32d) regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said How and others, dated June
13, 1775; also, Sergeant, same co. and regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; en-
listed April 29, 1775; service, 3 mos. 10 days; also, company return dated
Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775.

How, Baxter. Captain, Col. Lamb's (2d Artillery) regt.; Continental Army pay ac-
counts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also. Lieutenant; return
of officers and men belonging to Massachusetts in Col. John Lamb's (2d Artillery)
regt., certified at Morristovvn, Jan. 29, 1780, by Lieut. Col. Commandant Ebenezer
Stevens and Brig. Gen. 11. Knox ; also, letter from said How, Captain Lieutenant
and Q. M. B. Artillery, to the Board of War, dated Camp New Windsor, Dec. 10,
1780, asking for a suit of clothes on account of his necessitous condition.

How, Benjamin, Berwick. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army [year
not given] ; residence, Berwick ; engaged for town of Berwick.

How, Benjamin, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Barns's co., which marched on
the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; reported enlisted into the army April
26, 1775 ; also, Capt. Daniel Barns's co.. Col. Jonathan Ward's regt. ; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 13 weeks 6 days; also, com-
pany return [probably Oct., 1775].

How, Benjamin, Warwick. Corporal, Capt. Oliver Capron's co.. Col. Ephraim Doo-
little's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted June 16, 1775; service, 1
mo. 20 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Richmond, Nov. 26, 1775.

How, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Josiah Wilder's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt.
commanded by Maj. Daniel Clap; enlisted July 4, 1778 ; discharged July 15, 1778;
service, 13 days, at Rutland Barracks; company raised to serve for 20 days.
Roll dated Templeton.

How, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Daniel Pomroy's detachment from Gen. Danielson's
(Hampshire Co.) brigade; enlisted July 1, 1778; service to Sept. 30, 1778, under
Gen. Stark in Northern department.

How, Be.vjamix. Private, Capt. Benjamin Nye's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt.;
joined Sept. 17, 1778; service, 3 mos. 1 day, at Dorchester, including travel (5
days) home ; company discharged Dec. 12, 1778.

How, Benjamin. 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;
also, order on Henry Gardner, Treasurer, payable to Capt. Stearns, dated Peters-
ham, May 16, 1782, signed by said How and others, for wages for service in Capt.
Ephraim Stearns's co.. Col. John Rand's regt., at West Point in 1780.

How, Benjamin. Return of train band and alarm list [year not given] ; said How
reported as belonging to alarm list.

How, Cato, Plymouth. List 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. George Donham's co.. Col. Rally's regt.; term, 3 years; re-
ported a negro; also. Private, 8th co.. Col. John Bailey's regt. ; Continental Army
pay accounts for service from Feb. 19, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. George
Dunham's (8th) co., Col. Bailey's (1st) regt. ; return of men who joined prior to
Aug. 15, 1777; 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; en-
listed Feb. 19, 1777; reported joined from Capt. Dunham's co. May 1, 1779; also,
Capt. Adam Bailey's co.. Col. ^alley's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for
service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 19, 1780; reported discharged Feb. 19, 1780.



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How, CiMBAL. Private, Capt. Timothy Child's co., Col. David Leonard's regt. ; service,
1 mo. 17 days; company raised Feb. 24, 1777, for service at Ticonderoga.

How, Cyprian, Marlborough. Captain of a company which marched on the alarm
of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 16 days ; company reported to have been
dismissed May 4, 1775, by order of Col. Jonathan Ward; also, official record of a
ballot by the House of Representatives, dated Feb. 15, 1776 ; said How chosen 2d
Major, Col. Henry Gardner's (4tli Middlesex) regt. of Mass. militia; appointment
concurred in by Council Feb. 15, 1776 ; reported commissioned Feb. 15, 1776, but
declined to serve and Joseph Smith appointed in his place May 10, 1776; also,
official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated June 26, 1776 ;
said How chosen Lieutenant Colonel, 4th Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass. militia, in
the place of Lieut. Col. Barnes who declined to serve; appointment concurred in
by Council June 26, 1776; reported commissioned June 26, 1776; a^so, Lieuten-
ant Colonel ; return dated Groton, Dec. 5, 1776, made by Brig. Oliver Prescot, of
officers appointed to command men drafted from Middlesex Co. militia into a
regiment to be commanded by Col. Samuel Thatcher and ordered to march to
Fairfield, Conn., on or before Dec. 16, 1776; also, order addressed to Lieut. Noah
Beman, dated Marlborough, July 24, 1777, signed by said How, Lieutenant
Colonel, directing him to furnish from the town company of militia two men
nightly to act as guards over Continental stores until the arrival of the regular
guard; also, official record of a ballot by the House of Representatives, dated
Feb. 25, 1779; said How chosen Colonel, 4th Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass.
militia; appointment concurred in by Council Feb. 26, 1779; reported commis-
sioned Feb. 26, 1779; also, Colonel, 4th Middlesex Co. regt.. Brig. Gen. Eleazer
Brooks's brigade; general return of Mass. militia, made by Adj. Gen. Peleg
AVadsworth, dated July 5, 1779; also, Colonel; appointed June 28, 1780; dis-
charged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 4 mos. 7 days; regiment raised in Middlesex Co.
to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months and stationed at Rhode Island ; also,
pay abstract of field and staff officers for horse rations from date of appointment,
June 28, 1780, to date of discharge, Oct. 30, 1780, dated Camp "Butts hill;"
credited with 125 days allowance.

How, Daxiel, Athol. Capt. Ichabod Dexter's co., Col. Benjamin Ruggles Wood-
bridge's (25th) regt.; receipt for advance pay, signed by said How and others,
dated Camp Cambridge, June 20, 1775 ; also, Private, same co. and regt. ; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 1, 1775; service, 3 mos. 8 days ; also, com-
pany return [probably Oct., 1775].

Hew, Daniel, Tj'ringham (also given Arundel). Order on Maj. Barber for cartouche
boxes, dated June 24, 1775, signed by Col. Jonathan Brewer, payable to Lieut.
John Chadwick ; also. Private, Capt. Joseph Stebbins's co., Col. Jonathan Brew-
er's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 12, 1775; service, 81
days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat
or its equivalent in money dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 26, 1775 ; also, return of men
raised for Continental service probably from Capt. Harick's (Herrick's) co. ; resi-
dence, Tyringham ; engaged for town of Tyringham ; joined Capt. Chadwick's
CO., Col. Brewer's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men mustered between Jan.
20, 1777, and June 1, 1778, by Trueman Wheler, Muster Master for Berkshire Co. ;
Capt. Stone's co. ; also. Sergeant, Capt. Means's co., Col. Ebenezer Spi'out's
regt. ; Continental Armj' pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Sept. 14,
1779; reported discharged Sept. 14, 1779; also, Capt. John Chadwick's co.. Col.
Brewer's regt.; return dated Jan. 22, 1778; residence, Arundel; enlisted for town
of Tyringham ; mustered by Muster Master Wheeler ; reported sick at Tyringham.

How, Daniel. Private, Capt. Nathan Hamilton's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.;
service from Aug. 3, 1776, to Sept. 30, 1776, 1 mo. 29 days.

How, Daniel. Private, Capt. John Kettell's co., Maj. Nathaniel Heath's detachment
of guards ; enlisted Aug. 21 (also given Aug. 23), 1779; discharged Sept. 10, 1779;



330 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

How, Daniel, contmtied.

service, 23 (also given 21) days; company detached from militia to serve at and
about Boston for 3 months from July -, 1779.

How, Daniel. Agreement dated Ipswich, March 29, 1781, signed by said How, agree-
ing to accept a bounty of 350 Spanish milled dollars, exclusive of Continental
wages, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to re-
solves of Dec. 2, 1780, and Feb. 26, 1781 ; also, return of men raised in Essex Co.
for Continental service, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of
Ipswich ; engaged March 20, 1781 ; term, 3 years.

How, Dakius, New Marlborough (also given Sheffield). Corporal, Lieut. Moses Soul's
CO. of Minute-men, Col. John Fellows's regt., which marched April 21, 1775, in
response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to May 7, 1775, 17 days; also,
Capt. Moses Soule's co., Col. John Fellows's (8th) regt. ; muster roll dated Aug.
1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 3 mos. 1 day ; also, company return dated
Oct. 7, 1775 ; enlisted April 21, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent
in money dated Dorchester, Nov. 1, 1775 ; also, return of men raised for Continental
service probably from Lieut. Austin's co. ; residence, Sheffield ; engaged for town
of Sheffield ; joined Capt. Stone's co., Col. Brewer's regt. ; term, during war ; also,
Sergeant, Capt. John Williams's co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt.; Continental
Array pay accounts for service from Feb. 15, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; reported as
serving 5 mos. 16 days as Corporal, 29 mos. as Sergeant; also. Private, Capt.
Enos Stone's co.. Col. Brewer's regt. ; return dated Camp at Talley Forge, Jan.
25, 1778; residence. New Marlborough; enlisted for town of New Marlborough;
mustered by Trueraan Wheler, State Muster Master; reported promoted to
Quartermaster Sergeant; also, Ensign; return certified by Lieut. Asa Bullard at
Boston, July 13, 1780, of officers belonging to Col. Ebenezer Sprout's (12tb) regt.
who were in service on above date; also, Lieutenant, 1st Mass. regt.; return of
effectives, dated West Point, March 9, 1781 ; reported on furlough at New Marl-
borough ; absent 46 days; also, Capt. Timothy Remick's (8th) co., Col. Joseph
Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. -April, 1781, dated Garrison, West Point ;
appointed Oct. 14 (also given Oct. 4), 1780; reported on command in Berkshire
in Feb., March and April, 1781 ; also, muster roll for May, 1781 ; I'eported resigned
May 24, 1781 ; also, Ensign, 4th Mass. regt. commanded by Col. Henry Jackson ;
return of effectives, dated Cantonment 1st Mass. Brigade, Jan. 10, 1783 ; reported
on furlough in Massachusetts by leave of Maj. Gen. Gates.

How, David, Andover. Private, 1st Lieut. Peter Poor's co., which marched on the
alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 3^ days; also, Capt. Benjamin
Farnum's co.. Col. James Frye's regt. ; receipt for advance pay, signed by said
How and others, dated Cambridge, June 21, 1775; also, company return dated
Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money
dated Cambridge, Nov. 13, 1775.

How, David, Ipswich. Private, Capt. Jeremiah Putnam's co.. Col. Nathan Tyler's
regt.; enlisted July 8, 1779; service to Dec. 1, 1779,4 mos. 23 days, at Rhode
Island ; also, same co. and regt. ; pay roll for Dec, 1779, allowing 1 mo. 5 days
service at Rhode Island, travel (106 miles) included.

How, David, Marlborough (also given Bolton). Capt. Samuel Wood's co.. Col.
Jonathan Ward's regt. ; order for advance pay, signed by said How and others,
dated Cambridge, June 13, 1775 ; also. Private, same co. and regt. ; muster roll
dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted June 3, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. 3 days ; also, company
return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent
in money dated Dorchester, Jan. 5, 1776.

How, David, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Moses Whiting's co.. Col. John Greaton's regt.
of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 13 days.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 331

How, David, Roxbury. Private, Capt. Edward Payson Williams's co., 36th regt. ;
company return dated Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775 ; also, Capt. Williams's co., Col.
John Greaton's regt.; order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated
Cambridge Camp, Dec. 22, 1775.

How, David, Rutland. Private, Capt. Thomas Eustis's (Rutland) co. of Minute-men,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge, the place of rendez-
vous; service, 9 days; reported enlisted into the army April 27, 1775; also, Capt.
Adam Wheeler's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt.; receipt for advance pay,
signed by said How and others, dated Charlestown Camp, July 13, 1775 ; also,
Private, same co. and regt.; company return dated Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775;
also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Nov. 29, 1775.

How, David, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Moses Stone's co., Lieut. Col. Ezekiel How's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Headquarters ; service, 4
days.

How, David, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Moses Stone's co., Lieut. Col. Ezekiel How's
regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Headquarters; service, 4
days. [This name appears twice on roll.]

How, David, Sudbury. Private, Capt. Asahel Wheeler's co., Col. John Robinson's
regt. ; marched Feb. 4 [year not given, probably 1776] ; service, 1 mo. 28 days.

How, David. Private, Capt. David Whittier's co., in a regiment commanded by Maj.
Benjamin Gage; enlisted Oct. 2, 1777; service, 40 days; company marched to
join Northern army.

HoAV, David. Corporal, in a company commanded by Lieut. Amos Fairbank, Col.
Job Cushing's regt.; entered service Sept. 6, 1777; marched Sept. 8, 1777; dis-
charged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 5 days, under Brig. Gen. Warner, includ-
ing 11 days (212 miles) travel home; company drafted from militia and marched
to join Continental Army at the Northward.

How, David. Private, Capt. Lemuel May's co.. Col. Mcintosh's regt.; joined March
23, 1778; discharged April 16, 1778; service, 25 days, at Roxbury Lines.

How, David, Jr., Roxbury. Private, Capt. Edward Payson Williams's co., 36th regt. ;
company return dated Fort No. 2, Oct. 5, 1775.

How, Ebexezer, Brookfield. Corporal, Capt. Sylvanus Walker's co., Col. Timothy
Danielson's regt. ; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 2, 1775; service,
3 mos. 1 week ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty
coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 7, 1775.

How, Ebexezer, Methuen. Private, Capt. John Davis's co., Col. Jonathan Cogswell's
regt. ; enlisted Sept. 25, 1778 ; discharged Dec. 31, 1778 ; service, 3 mos. 9 days ;
company detached to guard and fortify posts at and about Boston ; also, Capt.
James Mallon's co. ; enlisted Oct. 3, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 10, 1779 ; service, 1 mo.
10 days, under Maj. Gen. Hancock at Castle Island; company raised in Essex
Co. ; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental 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 7,
1780; age, 18 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of
Methuen; marched to camp July 6, 1780, under command of Capt. Dix; also,
Corporal, Capt. James Mallon's co., Lieut. Col. Putnam's regt.; engaged Aug.
18, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 4, 1781 ; service, 3 mos. 28 days, including 12 days (240
miles) travel home ; regiment raised in Essex and Plymouth counties to reinforce
Continental Army for 3 months.

How, Ebexezer, Winchendon. Private, Capt. Moses Hale's co. of militia, Col.
Nathan Sparhawk's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam-



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How, Ebenezer, contimied.

bridge; service, 10 days; also, Sergeant, in a company commanded by Lieut.



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