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Falmouth, two in April, one in May, and one in Sept., 1779.

HoAVLAND, Arthur (also given Arthur, Jr.), Marshfield. Order on David Jeffries,
Paymaster, payable to Capt. Turner, dated Camp at Hull, June 29, 1776, signed
by said Howland and others belonging to Capt. Thomas Turner's co., for advance
pay for 1 month, etc.; w^so. Private, Capt. Thomas Turner's co.. Col. Thomas
Marshall's regt.; enlisted June 17, 1776; service to Aug. 1, 1776, 48 days, travel
(4 days) included; also, same co. and regt. ; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov.
1, 1776, 3 mos.

HowLAND, Arthur. Seaman, ship "Protector," commanded by Capt. John Foster
Williams; engaged Feb. 7, 1780; discharged Aug. 17, 1780; service, 6 mos. 10
days.

HowLAXD, Arthur. Private, Capt. Joseph Soper's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
(Plymouth Co.) regt. ; enlisted March 5, 1781 ; discharged March 20, 1781 ; ser-
vice, 15 days, at Rhode Island on a 40 days expedition. Roll sworn to in Plym-
outh Co.

HowLAND, Benjamin. Private, Capt. George Webb's co., Col. William Shepard's
(3d) regt.; muster roll for Oct., 1778, dated Camp at Providence; enlistment, 8
months; reported discharged Nov. 1, 1778.

Howland, Caleb, Pembroke. Sergeant, Capt. James Hatch's co. of Minute-men,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from West Parish in Pembroke to
Scituate and Marshfield; discharged April 29, 1775; service, 11 days; also, Capt.
Joseph Soper's co. ; engaged July 24, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 5 mos. 21
days, under direction of field officers of first Plymouth Co. regt. ; company raised
for defence of !



HowLAND, Charles. Fifer, Capt. Jesse Sturtevant's co.. Col. John Jacobs's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 29, 1780; service, 2 mos. 29 days, at Rhode
Island ; company detached from militia to reinforce Continental Army for
3 months.

HowLANi), Consider, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Abiel Pearce's (2d Middle-
borough) CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marsh-
field; service, 2 days; also, Capt. Isaac Wood's co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 8, 1775; service, 3 mos.
1 day; also, company return dated Oct. 0, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or



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HowLAND, Consider, cotitinued.

its equivalent in money dated Roxbury, Nov. 17, 1775; also, Private, Capt.
Joshua White's co., Col. John Cushing's regt. ; drafted Sept. 20, 1776; service,
60 days, at Rhode Island; roll dated Newport; also, Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co.,
Col. Jeremiah Hall's regt. ; marched Dec. 14, 1776 ; service, 87 days ; company
mai-ched to Bristol, R. I. ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Job Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus
Cotten's (Plymouth Co.) regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1777; service, 1 mo., at Rhode
Island.

Rowland, Considek, Pembroke. 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. 9) days, including travel (120 miles) out and home; company detached
from militia and marched to Tiverton, R. I. ; also, Capt. John Turner's co.. Col.
Theophilus Cotton's regt.; marched Sept. 28, 1777; service, 1 mo. 3 days, at
Rhode Island.

HowLAND, Consider, Plymouth. Petition dated Boston, Jan. 9, 1777, signed by said
Rowland, of Plymouth, stating that while Master of the brigantine "Washing-
ton," he was captured by a British ship Dec. 3, 1775, sent to England and con-
fined on board a man-of-war for 5 months, then taken to Halifax and confined in
jail there 5 months, then taken to New York and confined on l^oard a guard ship,
during the whole of which time he suffered great hardships ; that he was liberated
Dec. 25, 1776, for six weeks on parole to return in case John Loring was not
exchanged for him ; that if any other officer with rank of Midshipman, Mate, or
Prize Master, was returned in his place he would be discharged ; and asking that his
case be taken into consideration and an exchange effected ; committed in Council
Jan. 9, 1777, to a committee to consider the same; ordered in Council Jan. 15,
1777, upon report of the committee, that Thomas Newberry, late Midshipman in
the British navy, be sent to New York, via Newport, to be exchanged for said
Rowland; also, Master, brigantine "Nancy" (later the "Nantes," commanded
by Capt. Corban Barnes) ; shipped Feb. 12, 1777 ; discharged April 3, 1777 ; also,
1st Lieutenant, sloop "America" (privateer); petition dated Boston, Sept. 20,
1777, signed by William Coit, in behalf of Ephraim Spooner and others, of Plym-
outh, asking that he be commissioned as commander of said sloop; ordered in
Council Sept. 22, 1777, that a commission be issued ; also, petition dated Boston,
July 5, 1780, signed by Isaiah Doane, on behalf of the owners of the schooner
"Phoenix" (privateer), asking that said Rowland be commissioned as com-
mander of said vessel; ordered in Council July 5, 1780, that a commission be
issued.

Rowland, Daniel. Private, Capt. Benjamin Willcox's co., which marched from
Dartmouth to Rowland's Ferry, R. I., Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm, to repel the
British forces that arrived at Newport Dec. 7, 1776 ; service, 17 days.

Rowland, Ebenezer. Private, Capt. Henry Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt.; enlisted March 8, 1781; discharged March 31, 1781; service, 26 days, at
Rhode Island; company raised by order of His Excellency John Hancock to
serve for 40 days, unless sooner discharged.

Rowland, Eber. Private, in a detachment from Capt. Daniel Grout's co. commanded
by Lieut. Thomas Parker, Col. John Rand's regt.; enlisted July 24, 1780; dis-
charged Oct. 9, 1780; service, 2 mos. 24 days, including 8 days (160 miles) travel
home; detachment raised for 3 months, marched to Claverack, and was dis-
charged at West Point.

Rowland, Elijah. Boy, " Lincoln Galley," commanded by Capt. John Curtis ; en-
gaged May 19, 1781 ; discharged June 20, 1781 ; service, 1 mo. 1 day.

Rowland, Esek. Private, Capt. Job Peirce's (Middleborough) co.. Col. Sprowtt's
(Sprout's) regt. ; marched Dec. 9, 1776 ; service, 10 days ; company marched to
Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm at Rowland's Ferry.



404 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

HowLAND, FoRTuxE, Sandwich. Descriptive list dated Feb. 3, 1781; Capt. Jeremiah
Miller's co., 1st Mass. regt. ; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9 in. ; complexion, black ;
hair, black; birthplace, Tiverton, R. I.; residence. Sandwich; enlisted Jan. 1,

1780, by Col. Vose at the Highlands ; enlistment, during war; also, Private, Capt.
Jeremiah Miller's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt. ; muster rolls for Jan. -May,

1781, dated West Point; reported at New Windsor in May, 1781; also, muster
rolls for June and July, 1781, dated Camp Phillipsborough ; reported on command
at West Point; also, muster roll for Aug., 1781 ; reported on command at West
Point ; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781 ; also, muster roll for Oct. and Nov., 1781 ;
reported on command at the Lines ; also, muster rolls for Jan. and Felx, 1782,
dated York Huts.

HowLAND, Fortune. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Sandwich for
service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 11, 1780; discharged
Jan. II, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 14 days, including travel (280 miles) from place of
discharge.

HowLAND, George, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co., Col. Jere-
miah Hall's regt.; marched Dec. 8, 1776; service, 92 days; company marched to
Bristol, E.. I. ; also, Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ; ser-
vice from July 20, 1777, to Aug. 27, 1777, I mo. 6 days, at Rhode Island; com-
pany raised in Plymouth Co.; also, Capt. Job Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus
Cotten's (Plymouth Co.) regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1777, dated Middleborough;
вАҐ service, 30 days, at Rhode Island ; also, Capt. Perez Churchill's co.. Col. Ebenezer
Sproutt's regt. ; enlisted May 6, 1778 ; discharged May 9, 1778 ; service, 3 days ;
company marched on two alarms at Dartmouth, one in May and one in Sept.,
1778 ; also, Capt. Perez Churchill's co.. Col. Ebenezer White's regt. ; marched
Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; company marched to
Rhode Island on an alarm.

HowLAxi), Gershom. Private, Capt. Joseph Norton's (Freetown) co.. Col. John
Hathaway's regt.; enlisted Aug. 4, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 4
days; company marched to Rhode Island on the alarms of July 27, and Aug. 2,
1780.

HowLAND, Gilbert. Private, Capt. Levi Brown's co., of Adams, Col. Asa Barnes's
(Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 30, 1781; discharged Nov. 7, 1781; service,
9 days ; company detached on the alarm of Oct. 30, 1781, and joined army under
Gen. Stark at Saratoga.

HowLAND, IcHABOD, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Elijah Cushing's co. of militia, which
marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from West Parish in Pem-
broke to Marshfield; entered service April 21, 1775; discharged April 22, 1775;
service, 2 daj^s.

Rowland, Isaac. Private, Capt. Job Peirce's (Middleborough) co., Col. Sprowtt's
(Sprout's) regt.; marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 5 days; company marched to
Tiverton, R. I., on an alarm at Rowland's Ferry.

HowLAXD, Isaac Private, Capt. Robert Finney's co., Col. Lothrop's regt. ; service, 10
days; company marched from Plymouth to Bristol, R. I., on the alarm of Dec.
11, 1776.

Rowland, Issachar. Private, Capt. Benjamin Rider's co.. Col. John Jacobs's regt.;
enlisted July 29, 1780; discharged Nov. 1, 1780; service, 3 mos. 6 days, at Rhode
Island; company detached to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. Roll
sworn to in Plymouth Co.

HowLAND, Issachar. Seaman, " Lincoln Galley," commanded by Capt. John Curtis ;
engaged May 19, 1781 ; discharged July 23, 1781 ; service, 2 mos. 4 days.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 405

Rowland, Jabez. Descriptive 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 Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Capt. Christopher Marshall, at Springfield, July
16, 1779; Capt. Goodrich's co.. Col. Rossiter's regt. ; age, 17 j^rs. ; stature, 5 ft.
3 in. ; complexion, dark ; engaged for town of Lenox ; also, list of 9 months men ;
entered service July 10, 1779 ; discharged April 10, 1780.

Rowland, James, Rochester. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti-
nental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June ri, 1780, re-
turned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at
Springfield, July 9, 1780; age, 20 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, dark;
engaged for town of Rochester; marched to camp July 9, 1780, under command
of Lieut. Jackson, of the artillery ; also, list of men raised for the 6 months ser-
vice 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 Rochester for service in the Continental Army during 1780 ; marched
July 3, 1780 ; discharged Jan. 9, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 18 days, including travel
(240 miles) from camp home.

Rowland, Jajies. Private, Capt. Aaron Rowley's co., Maj. David Rosseter's detach-
ment of Berkshire Co. militia; enlisted Feb. 23, 1777; discharged April 7, 1777;
service, 43 days, at Ticonderoga; also, Capt. Oliver Belding's co., Col. John
Brown's regt. ; enlisted Sept. 21, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 14, 1777 ; service, 24 days,
at the Northward ; roll sworn to in Berkshire Co.

Rowland, James. List of men mustered between Sept. 10 and Sept. 15, 1777, by
James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co. ; Capt. Sparrow's co.. Col. Cye's
(Keyes's) regt. ; also. Private, Capt. Edward Sparrow's co.. Col. Danforth
Keyes's regt.; enlisted Sept. 3, 1777; service to Dec. 31, 1777, 3 mos. 28 days, at
Rhode Island; roll dated Providence; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls
dated North Kingston, Dec. 4, 1777, and Providence, Dec. 22, 1777; engagement,
6 months from July 1, 1777; also, same eo. and regt.; pay roll for Dec, 1777,
dated Headquarters, Providence, allowing 1 mo. 2 days service.

HoAVLAND, James. Private, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt.;
marched April 6, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 2 mos. 28 days; com-
pany raised in Plymouth Co. and stationed at Dorchester Heights.

Rowland, Job, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Isaac Wood's (2d Middleborough) co.
of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield ; ser-
vice, 3 days; also. Sergeant, Capt. Isaac Wood's co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5
days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; reported sick and absent Sept.
23, 1775 ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury,
Nov. 17, 1775.

Rowland, Job. Matross, Capt. Micah Hamlen's co. of matrosses, Col. Freeman's
regt.; service, 10 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth, Bedford, and Falmouth, in
Sept., 1778; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 3 days, guarding prisoners belong-
ing to the [British] ship " Somerset " from Barnstable to Plymouth Nov. 9, 1778 ;
also, Sergeant, in a detachment from Capt. Micah Hamlen's (Barnstable) co..
Col. Nathaniel Freeman's regt.; service, 2 days, guarding prisoners belonging to
the [British] ship "Somerset" from Barnstable to Sandwich and Plymouth in
Nov., 1778; also, Capt. Micah Hamlen's co. of matrosses, Col. Nathaniel Free-
man's regt.; service, 3 days, on an alarm at Falmouth in March, 1779; also,
same CO. and regt.; service, 6 days, on one alarm; company served subsequent
to April 5, 1779, on four alarms at Falmouth, two in April, one in May, and one
in Sept., 1779; roll sworn to in Barnstable Co.

HowLAND, Job. Private, Capt. Amos Washburn's (Middleborough) co., Col. Eben-
ezer Sprout's regt.; service, 12 days, on the alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; company



406 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AXD SAILORS



Rowland, Job, continued.

mustered at the time of the capture of Newport, R. I., by the enemy ; also, Capt.
Amos Washburn's co., Col. Ebenezer Sproutt's regt. ; enlisted May 6, 1778; dis-
charged May 7, 1778; service, 2 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth; roll sworu to
at Middleborough ; also, same co. and regt. ; enlisted Sept. 5, 1778 ; discharged
Sept. 10, 1778; service, 6 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth; roll sworn to at
Middleborough; also, Capt. Edward Hammond's CO.; enlisted Aug. 13, 1779;
discharged Sept. 13, 1779 ; service, 1 mo. 4 days, travel (80 miles) included ; com-
pany detached from militia to serve at Rhode Island for 1 month in a regiment
under Samuel Fisher, Commandant; also, Capt. Amos Washburn's co., Col.
Ebenezer White's regt. ; marched Aug. 1, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 9, 1780 ; service,
9 days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm; roll sworn to at
Middleborough.

HoAVLAND, John, Spencer. Sergeant, Capt. John AVoolcott's co. of rangers, which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Brookfield and Spencer; service, 7
days; also. Ensign, Capt. Isaac Bolster's co.. Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt.;
muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775 ; enlisted June 6, 1775 ; service, 2 mos. ; also, com-
pany return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775.

HowLAND, John. Private, Capt. Benjamin Phillips's co., Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt. ; enlisted July 10, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 12, 1777 ; service, 1 mo.
8 days, in Northern department, including travel (100 miles) home.

HowLAND, John. Corporal, Capt. Abel Dinsmor's co.. Col. Elisha Porter's (Hamp-
shire Co.) regt. ; engaged July 24, 1779; discharged Aug. 31, 1779; service, 1 mo.
13 days, at New London, Conn., including 5 days (102 miles) travel.

HowLAND, John. Private, Capt. Avery Parker's (1st) co.. Col. John Hathaway's
(2d Bristol Co.) regt. ; enlisted Aug. 3, 1780 ; discharged Aug. 8, 1780 ; service, 6
days, on an alarm at Rhode Island.

HowLAND, John. List of men drafted from Capt. Squire Millard's (2d Warwick) co.
Sept. 28 [year not given] .

Rowland, Joseph, Freetown. 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 ; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Free-
town for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 3, 1780;
discharged Jan. 10, 1781 ; service, 6 mos. 16 days, including travel (180 miles)
home; also. Private, Capt. Sylvanus Smith's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th)
regt.; muster roll for Jan., 1781, dated West Point; enlisted July 1, 1780; dis-
charged Jan. 8, 1781 ; enlistment, 6 months.

Rowland, Joseph, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Elijah Cushing's co. of militia, which
marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from West Parish in Pem-
broke to Marshfield; entered service April 21, 1775; discharged April 22, 1775;
service, 2 days; also. Corporal, Capt. John Turner's co., Col. John Cushing's
regt.; enlisted Sept. 21, 1776; service, 2 mos. ; company marched to Rhode Island.

Rowland, Joseph, Freetown (probably). Private, Capt. Daniel Drake's co.. Col.
Luke Drury's (Bristol Co.) regt. ; marched from home Aug. 30, 1781 ; arrived at
camp Sept. 9, 1781 ; discharged Dec. 6, 1781 ; arrived home Dec. 16. 1781 ; service,
3 mos. 17 days, at North river; mileage to camp (200 miles) allowed; company
raised for 3 months.

Rowland, Joseph. Private, Capt. Henry Brightman's co.. Col. James Dean's regt.;
enlisted March 8, 1781 ; discharged March 1-4, 1781 ; service, 6 days ; company
detached from Freetown, Berkeley, and Dighton, to serve for 40 days, unless
sooner discharged.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 407

HoAVLAXD, Joseph. Quarter Master, (late) Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. ; appointed
March 8, 1781 ; discharged March 31, 1781 ; service, 24 days, at Newport, by order
of His Excellency John Hancock. Roll sworn to in Plymouth Co.

HoAVLAND, Joshua. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wood's co., Col. Simon Cary's regt. ;
service, 4 days ; roll dated Roxbury, April 1, 1776 ; also, Capt. Amos Washburn's
(Middleborough) co.. Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regt. ; service, 12 days, on the alarm
of Dec. 8, 1776; company mustered at the time of the capture of Newport, R. I.,
by the enemy; also, Capt. William Tupper's co.. Col. Titcomb's regt.; service,
65 days, in April, May, and June, 1777, under Maj. Gen. Spencer on expedition
to Rhode Island ; also, Capt. Isaac Wood's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt. ;
service from July 20, 1777, to Aug. 27, 1777, 1 mo. 6 days, at Rhode Island ; com-
pany raised in Plymouth Co. ; also, Capt. Job Peirce's co.. Col. Theophilus Cot-
ten's (Plymouth Co.) regt.; pay roll for Oct., 1777, dated Middleborough; ser-
vice, 30 days, at Rhode Island; also, Capt. Amos Washburn's co.. Col. Wade's
regt.; enlisted June 22, 1778; discharged July 17, 1778; service, 25 days, at
Rhode Island ; roll sworn to at Middleborough ; also, list dated Aug. 28, 1778, of
men mustered by James Hatch, Muster Master for Plymouth Co., to serve at
Rhode Island until Jan. 1, 1779; Capt. Amos Washburn's (also given Capt.
White's) CO., Col. Sprout's regt. ; engaged for town of Middleborough.

HowLAND, Lemuel. Private, Capt. Simeon Fish's co.. Col. Freeman's regt. ; service,
11 days, on an alarm at Dartmouth and Falmouth in Sept., 1778.

HowLAND, Malachi, Middleborough. Private, Capt. Abiel Pearce's (2d Middle-
borough) CO. of militia, Avhich marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marsh-
field; service, 2 days; also, Capt. Nehemiah Allen's co.. Col. Jeremiah Hall's
regt.; marched Dec. 8, 1776 ; service, 92 days ; company marched to Bristol, R.I.

HowLAXD, Nathaniel, Sandwich. Private, Capt. Ward Swift's co. ; bounty allowed
for service on a secret expedition to Rhode Island in Oct., 1777 ; also, Capt. Micah
Hamlen's co. of matrosses, Col. Nathaniel Freeman's regt. ; service, 4 days, on
an alarm at Falmouth in March, 1779; also, same co. and regt. ; service, 3 (also
given 2) days, on one alarm ; company served subsequent to April 5, 1779, on four
alarms at Falmouth, two in April, one in May, and one in Sept., 1779.

HowLAND, Perez. Private, Capt. James Harlow's co.. Col. Ezra Wood's regt.; en-
listed June 5, 1778 ; service, 8 mos. 8 days, guarding passes of North river, in-
cluding travel (480 miles) to and from camp ; company raised for 8 months ; also,
receipt for wages for Capt. James Harlow's co., signed by said Howland, dated
Brookfield, May 1, 1779; also, descriptive list of men raised in Plymouth Co. in
1779 to serve in the Continental Army ; age, 48 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 11 in. ; com-
plexion, dark; engaged for town of Duxbury; delivered to Ensign J. Hubbel;
also, Capt. Turner's co., 14th Mass. regt.; entered service July 15, 1779; dis-
charged April 25, 1780; term, 9 months.

Howland, Perry. Petition dated Boston, Sept. 28, 1779, signed by Josiah Batchelder,
Jr., of Beverh', asking that said Howland be commissioned as commander of the
schooner "Scorpion" (privateer), fitted out for a 3 months cruise; ordered in
Council Sept. 28, 1779, that a commission be issued.

Ho-WLAND, Prince, Duxbury. Corporal, Capt. Benjamin Wadsworth's (2d Duxbury)

CO. of militia. Col. James Warren's (Plymouth Co.) regt., which marched on the

alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days; also, Capt. Calvin Partridge's co.. Col.

S/ John Cushing's regt. ; drafted Sept. 23, 1776 ; service, 1 mo. 28 days ; company

marched to Rhode Island.

Ho-WLAND, Robert, Pembroke. Sergeant, Capt. Thomas Turner's co. of militia, Col.
Anthony Thomas's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm
of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days.



408 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

HowLAND, Robert, Pembroke. Private, Capt. Freedom Chamberlin's co. ; marched
March 5, 1776 ; service, 5 daj's ; company marched on the alarm of March 5, 1776,
at the time of taking Dorchester Heights.

HowLAND, Robert, Pembroke. Drummer, Capt. John Foord's co.. Col. John Cush-
ing'sregt. ; marched Dec. 9, 1776; service, 8 days; company marched to Provi-
dence, R. I., on the alarm of Dec. 9, 1776.

Rowland, Robin. Private, Capt. Thomas Cole's co.. Col. Christopher Greene's (1st
Rhode Island) battalion ; muster roll for July, 1779, dated East Greenwich ; enlist-
ment, during war.

HowLANU, RuFus, Middlcborough. Private, Capt. Abiel Pearce's (2d Middleborough)
CO. of militia, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Marshfield"; ser-
vice, 2 days.

HowLAND, Samuel, Barnstable. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Conti-
nental Army for the terra 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 25, 1780; age, 38 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 9. in.; complexion, light;
engaged for town of Barnstable ; marched to camp July 25, 1780, under command
of Capt. Park ; also, list of men raised for the 6 mouths service and returned hj
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 Barnstable
for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched July 17, 1780; dis-
charged Dec. 11, 1780; service, 5 mos. 9 days, including travel (280 miles) home.

HowLAND, Samuel, Dartmouth. Private, Capt. Thomas Kerapton's co. of Minute-
men, which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775;
service, 5 days ; also, list of men who marched from Dartmouth to camp under
command of Capt. Benjamin Dillingham and arrived there Feb. 15, 1776.

HowLAND, Samuel, Pembroke. Corporal, Capt. James Hatch's co. of Minute-men,
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from West Parish in Pembroke to
Scituate and Marshfield; discharged April 29, 1775; service, 11 days ; also, Capt.
James Hatch's co. ; marched Dec. 10, 1776; discharged Dec. 24, 1776; service, 15
days; company marched from West Parish in Pembroke to Bristol, R. I., on the
alarm of Dec. 8, 1776; also, Capt. John Turner's co.. Col. Theophilus Cotton's
regt. ; marched Sep(. 28, 1777 ; service, 1 mo. 3 days ; company marched to Rhode
Island.

HowLAND, Samuel, Spencer. List of 9 months men mustered by Thomas Newhall,
Muster Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Prouty's co.. Col. Denny's regt.;
engaged for town of Spencer; mustered July 2, 1779; also, descriptive list of
men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, as re-
turned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co. ; Capt. Liver-
more's co., Col. Samuel Danny's (Denny's) regt. ; age, 21 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft.
8 in.; complexion, dark; residence, Spencer; marched to Springfield July 8,
1779; reported delivered to Capt. C. Marshall; also, Matross, Capt. Burbeck's
CO., Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for ser-



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