Dunton Family Organization Online Archive

2001

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the American Revolutionary War

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Description: Prepared by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, this is an indexed compilation of the records of the Massachusetts soldiers and sailors who served in the army or navy during the Revolutionary War. This is a 17 volume series, and contains an alphabetized list of all surnames. There are over 175,000 records in this database, which give, when available, the name and age of the individual, town of residence, the date and location of enlistment, areas and length of service, date of discharge, and description of their physical features.

Bibliography: Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, - Vol. I-XVII (17). Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Co., 1896.

[Note:  The following excerpts are those related to Dunton or Dutton family genealogy.]

Volume 4, page 422
Danton, Samuel. List of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Gates's co., Col. Putnam's regt.; mustered May 8, 1777; term, 3 years. [See Samuel
Dunton.]


Volume 5, page 50
Dunhem, Benjamin. Lieutenant, schooner "General Arnold," commanded by Capt. Isaac
Dunton; petition dated Boston, June 8, 1778, signed by William Shattuck, in behalf of himself and others, of Boston, asking that said Dunton be commissioned as commander of the "General Arnold" (privateer); ordered in Council June 8, 1778, that a commission be issued.


Volume 5, page 70
Dunton, —. [This name also appears under the form of Danton, Denton, Donten, Donton, Dunten, Duntun, Dutton.]


Volume 5, page 70
Dunton, Abner, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Cyprian How's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 7 days; company reported to have been dismissed May 4, 1775, by order of Col. Jonathan Ward; also, Capt. Abner Cranson's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's (23d) regt.; company receipts for wages for Aug. and Sept., 1775, dated Prospect Hill; also, receipt for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Prospect Hill, Nov. 2, 1775.


Volume 5, page 70
Dunton, Abner. Private, Capt. Abel Mason's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; enlisted Dec. 10, 1776; discharged Dec. 28, 1776; service, 22 days, travel included; company stationed at Providence, R. I.


Volume 5, page 70
Dunton, Abner. Private, Capt. Edmund Longley's co., Col. Cogswell's regt.; enlisted Oct. 12, 1778; discharged Dec. 31, 1778; service, 2 mos. 21 days; company detached to fortify posts at and about Boston. Roll sworn to at Boston.


Volume 5, page 70
Dunton, David, Hopkinton. Order on Maj. Barber dated Camp at Cambridge, June 18, 1775, signed by Maj. Edward Barns, for cartridge boxes for Capt. James Mellen's co., Col. Ward's regt.; also, Private, Capt. James Mellen's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, certificate dated Hopkinton, Aug. 23, 1775, signed by the Selectmen, stating that said Dunton and others in Capt. James Mellen's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt., had been supplied with blankets; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].


Volume 5, page 71
Dunton, David, Templeton. Descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; age, 23 (also given 24) yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 (also given [p.71] 5 ft. 7½) in.; complexion, light (also given brown); hair, light; occupation, farmer; residence, Templeton; engaged for town of Winchendon (also given Templeton); engaged April 11 (also given April 9), 1781; joined Capt. Hastings's co., Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt.; term, 3 years; also, receipt dated April 20, 1781, for bounties paid said Dunton and others by the town of Winchendon to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, list of corporals belonging to Lieut. Col. John Brooks's (7th) regt., from 1777 to 1782; also, Corporal, 3d co.; order dated Oct. 25, 1783, for wages for May and June [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on account of wages; also, Sergeant, 3d co.; order dated Oct. 25, 1783, for wages for July and Aug. [year not given], appearing in a register of orders accepted on account of wages.


Volume 5, page 71
Dunton, David. Private, Capt. Isaac Martin's co., Col. Joseph [Josiah] Whitney's regt.; service from May 4, 1777, to July 4, 1777, 2 mos. 7 days, travel included, under Maj. Gen. Spencer at Rhode Island. Roll sworn to at Boston.


Volume 5, page 71
Dunton, David. Private, Capt. Asa Rice's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted July 27, 1777; discharged Aug. 29, 1777, at Bennington; service, 1 mo. 10 days, travel included; company ordered to march to Manchester on an alarm. Roll dated Shrewsbury.


Volume 5, page 71
Dunton, David. Private, Capt. Ephraim Stearns's co., Col. Ezra Wood's regt.; enlisted May 27, 1778; discharged Jan. 31, 1779; service, 8 mos. 15 days, travel included; company raised for defense of North river.


Volume 5, page 71
Dunton, Ebenezer, Athol. Private, Capt. Josiah Wilder's co., Col. Nathan Sparahawk's (Sparhawk's) regt.; enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 26, 1777; service, 10 days, travel included, on the alarm at Bennington Aug. 21, 1777; also, Capt. John Oliver's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt.; enlisted Sept. 28, 1777; discharged Oct. 18, 1777; service, 28 days, 140 miles or 7 days travel included; company served with reinforcements to Northern army at the reduction of Gen. Burgoyne; also, list of men mustered by Thomas Newhall, Muster Master for Worcester Co.; Capt. Oliver's co., Col. Grout's regt.; mustered July 2, 1779; term, 9 mouths; also, descriptive list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 9 months, as returned by Seth Washburn, Superintendent for Worcester Co.; Capt. Stockwell's co., Col. Grout's regt.; age, 33 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 3 in.; complexion, dark; residence, Athol; engaged for town of Royalston; marched to Springfield July 8, 1779; reported delivered to Capt. Marshall.


Volume 5, page 71
Dunton, Ebenezer (also given Jr.), Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Timothy Parker's co. of Minute-men, Col. Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 14 days; also, Capt. Adam Martin's co., Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt.; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775.


Volume 5, page 71
Dunton, Gershom, Medfield. Private, Capt. Ephraim Chenery's (Medfield) co., Col. John Smith's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 11 days; also, Capt. Sabin Mann's co. of Medfield militia; return of train band with equipments dated June 10, 1776; age, 42 yrs.; also, Capt. Sabin Mann's co. of Medfield militia; list of men belonging to the train band, who were drafted to march to Providence, R. I., at a minute's warning, and there serve under Gen. Spencer, the same being a draft of one-fourth part of the train band, made in accordance with an order from Col. Ephraim Wheelock, dated Medfield, April 15, 1777; said Dunton hired Daniel Keith to serve in his place; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Sabin Mann's co. of Medfield militia, comprising one-half the town militia, who were ordered to march to Rhode Island on the alarm of July 22, 1777, in accordance with a warrant from Col. Hawes; said Dunton reported as having paid £3 fine in lieu of service.


Volume 5, page 72
Dunton, Isaac, Natick. Order on Maj. Barber dated Camp at Cambridge, June 18, 1775, signed by Maj. Edward Barns, for cartridge boxes for Capt. James Mellen's [p.72] co., Col. Ward's regt.; also, Private, Capt. James Mellen's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted May 4, 1775; service, 3 mos. 5 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].


Volume 5, page 72
Dunton, Isaac. Master, brigantine "Reprisal" (privateer); petition dated Boston, Jan. 28, 1778, signed by Charles Sigourney, asking that James Brown be commissioned as commander of said brigantine; ordered in Council Jan. 29, 1778, that a commission be issued; also, Master, brig "Reprisal," commanded by Capt. James Brown, taken by a British frigate Feb. 19 [?], 1778; list of men dated "Boston harbor on board the brig ‘Reprisal,’ Feb. 10, 1778;" also, petition dated Boston, June 8, 1778, signed by William Shattuck, in behalf of himself and others, of Boston, asking that said Dunton be commissioned as commander of the schooner "General Arnold" (privateer); ordered in Council June 8, 1778, that a commission be issued.


Volume 5, page 72
Dunton, Isaac (also given Jr.). Descriptive list of men raised in Middlesex Co., agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780, as returned by Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for said county; age, 16 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; eyes, dark; occupation, farmer; engaged for town of Natick; engaged July 2, 1781; term, 3 years; also, receipt dated Natick, Sept. 1, 1781, for bounty paid said Dunton to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Peter Clayes's 3d (later Capt. J. K. Smith's) co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; return for wages, etc., for Jan.-Dec., 1781; wages allowed said Dunton from July 2, 1781; also, Capt. John K. Smith's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's regt.; return for wages, etc., for Jan.-Dec., 1782.


Volume 5, page 72
Dunton, Jambs. Private, Capt. Samuel Baldwin's co., Col. Dike's regt.; service from Dec. 1, 1776, to March 1, 1777; credited to town of Holliston.


Volume 5, page 72
Dunton, James. Private, Capt. Daniel Eames's co., Col. Nathaniel Haws's regt.; marched Sept. 29, 1777; service, 1 mo. 3 days, on a secret expedition to Rhode Island.


Volume 5, page 72
Dunton, James. Capt. John Gill's co., Col. Crafts's regt.; list of men who received bounty from April 30, 1777, to Dec. 30, 1777, 8 months. [See James Dutton.]


Volume 5, page 72
Dunton, James. Descriptive list of men raised in Worcester Co. to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Seth Washburn June 12[?], 1781; Capt. Thurston's co., Col. Whitney's regt.; age, 21 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 4 in.; complexion, light; occupation, tanner; engaged for town of Lancaster; engaged March 1, 1781; term, during war; also, Private, Capt. Francis Green's co., Col. Joseph Vose's (1st) regt.; muster roll for June, 1781, dated Camp Phillipsburgh; also, muster roll for July, 1781; enlisted Jan. 1 (also given June 1), 1781; enlistment, during war (also given 3 years); also, muster roll for Aug., 1781, dated Camp Peekskill; reported on command at Verplanck's Point; also, muster roll for Sept., 1781, dated Camp at Peekskill; reported on command at Pine Bridge; also, muster rolls for Oct., 1781-March, 1782, dated Quarters, York Huts; reported on command with the boats in Oct. and Nov., 1781, sick in Quarters in Feb., 1782, and after provisions at West Point in March, 1782.


Volume 5, page 72
Dunton, Jesse. Private, Capt. Abel Mason's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; enlisted Dec. 10, 1776; discharged Dec. 21, 1776; service, 15 days, travel included; company stationed at Providence, R. I.


Volume 5, page 72
Dunton, Jesse. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Clap's co., Col. Benjamin Hawes's regt.; enlisted July 26, 1778; discharged Aug. 15, 1778; service, 21 days, at Rhode Island.


Volume 5, page 73
Dunton, John, Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Timothy Parker's co. of Minute-men, Col. Warner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 14 days; also, Capt. Adam Martin's co., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from June 14, 1777, to March 9, 1778; residence, Sturbridge; [p.73] credited to town of Sturbridge; reported died March 9, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Van Schaick's Island, Sept. 1, 1777, and sworn to in camp near Half Moon; enlisted June 14, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported on command at Albany; also, same co. and regt.; muster return dated Feb. 3, 1778.


Volume 5, page 73
Dunton, John. Private, Capt. Abel Mason's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; discharged Oct. 26, 1777; service, 2 mos. 16 days, travel included; company drafted Aug. 13, 1777, to serve with Northern army until Nov. 30, 1777. Roll dated Sturbridge.


Volume 5, page 73
Dunton, John. 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Hodgdon's 9th (2d Edgecomb) co., Col. William Jones's (3d Lincoln Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by companies in said regt.; ordered in Council May 8, 1776, that commissions be issued; reported commissioned May 8, 1776; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Joseph Jones's (6th) co., Col. Joseph North's regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers appointed to command various companies raised in the year 1776, in accordance with an act passed to raise one-fourth of the men in Lincoln Co., as returned to Gen. James Warren by Samuel Harnden; also, Lieutenant, Capt. Archibald McAllister's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; engaged July 11, 1779; service to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 13 days, on expedition against Majorbagaduce.


Volume 5, page 73
Dunton, John. Private, Capt. Thomas Whipple's co. of guards; service between April 20, 1780, and Dec. 20, 1780, 7 mos. 10 days, at Rutland; enlistment, 8 mos.


Volume 5, page 73
Dunton, Joseph, Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Adam Martin's co., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 14, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll dated Van Schaick's Island, Sept. 1, 1777, and sworn to in camp near Half Moon; enlisted March 14, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported on command at Albany; also, same co. and regt.; muster return dated Feb. 3, 1778; residence, Sturbridge; enlisted for town of Sturbridge; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls for March and April, 1779, dated Camp Providence; also, Major's co., Col. Bigelow's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to March 10, 1780; also, Capt. Benjamin Allton's co., Col. John Rand's regt.; enlisted July 9, 1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days, at West Point; company raised for 3 months; roll sworn to at Charlton.


Volume 5, page 73
Dunton, Joseph. Private, Capt. Archibald McAllister's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; enlisted July 11, 1779; service to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 13 days, on an expedition against Majorbagaduce.


Volume 5, page 73
Dunton, Levi, Hopkinton. Order on Maj. Barber dated Camp at Cambridge, June 18, 1775, signed by Maj. Edward Barns, for cartridge boxes for Capt. James Mellen's co., Col. Ward's regt.; also, Private, Capt. James Mellen's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; service, 3 mos. 14 days; also, certificate dated Hopkinton, Aug. 23, 1775, signed by the Selectmen, stating that said Dunton and others in Capt. Mcllen's co., Col. Wad's regt., had been supplied with blankets; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].


Volume 5, page 74
Dunton, Levi, Southborough (also given Grafton). List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 6th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Ephraim Lyon, dated Grafton, Dec. 12, 1777; residence, Grafton; engaged for town of Grafton; joined Capt. Barnes's co., Col. Bigelow's regt.; term, during war; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 4th co., 6th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Seth Newton, dated Southborough, Feb. 16, 1778; residence, Southborough; engaged for town of Southborough; joined Capt. D. Barnes's co., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list dated Barre, June 25, 1778, of men returned by a committee for setting disputes between towns [p.74] as to soldiers credited to them; said Dunton claimed by Grafton and Southborough; allowed to Southborough; also, Private, Capt. Daniel Barnes's co., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; muster roll dated Van Schaick's Island, Sept. 1, 1777, and sworn to in camp near Half Moon; enlisted March 24, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; reported on command at the Laboratory; also, same co. and regt.; muster return dated Feb. 2, 1778; mustered by a Continental Muster Master.


Volume 5, page 74
Dunton, Levi. Descriptive list of deserters from the corps of guards, as returned by C. Gibbs, Major Commandant, dated Headquarters, Morristown, N. J., May 22, 1780; age, 25 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 7 in.; complexion, dark; engaged for town of Marlborough; term, during war; deserted July 4, 1779.


Volume 5, page 74
Dunton, Moses. Lieutenant, Capt. Thomas Cogswell's co., Col. Samuel Gerrish's Regt.; list of officers [year not given].

Dunton, Moses (Mass). 1st Lieutenant of Gerrish's Massachusets Regiment, 19th May to December, 1775.2


Volume 5, page 74
Dunton, Samuel, Andover. List of men raised for Continental service [year not given]; residence, Andover; engaged for Temple Precinct.


Volume 5, page 74
Dunton, Samuel, Athol (also given Templeton). List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Ephraim Stockwell's co., 7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned to Col. Nathan Sparhawk, dated Templeton, West Precinct, Jan. 7, 1778; residence, Athol; engaged for town of Templeton; joined Capt. Gates's co., Col. Putnam's regt.; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. Gardner's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from April 21, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Benjamin Gates's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's (4th) regt.; muster return dated Albany, Feb. 9, 1778; residence, Athol; engaged for town of Athol; mustered by Capt. Newhall; also, Colonel's co., Col. Putnam's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 21, 1780; also, Capt. Jonathan Sibley's co., Col. Luke Drury's regt.; enlisted Aug. 9, 1781; marched Aug. 13, 1781; arrived at camp Aug. 22, 1781; discharged Nov. 21, 1781; service, 3 mos. 23 days, travel included; residence, Templeton; enlisted for town of Templeton; enlistment, 3 months.


Volume 5, page 74
Dunton, Samuel, Marlborough. Sergeant, Capt. Amasa Cranston's co., Col. Samuel Denny's regt.; enlisted Nov. 3, 1779; discharged Nov. 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 1 day, travel included, at Claverack; company raised for 3 months.


Volume 5, page 74
Dunton, Silas. Private, Capt. Abel Mason's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; enlisted Dec. 10, 1776; discharged Jan. 20, 1777; service, 1 mo. 14 days, travel included; company stationed at Providence, R. I.; also, Capt. Abel Mason's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.; enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; discharged Oct. 20, 1777; service, 2 mos. 11 days, travel included; company drafted Aug. 13, 1777, to serve with Northern army until Nov. 30, 1777; roll dated Sturbridge; also, Capt. John Putnam's co., Col. Wade's regt.; service, 27 days, travel included; company marched from Worcester Co. June 20, 1778, to join army under Gen. Sullivan at Providence for 21 days service; roll dated Sutton; also, Capt. John Putnam's co.; return dated June 22, 1778, of men detached from Col. John Holman's regt. for 21 days service at Providence, R. I.


Volume 5, page 74
Dunton, Thomas, Amherst. Capt. Eliakim Smith's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; company order for advance pay dated Cambridge, 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. Moses Kellogg's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 23, 1775.


Volume 5, page 74
Dunton, Thomas, Sturbridge. Private, Capt. Adam Martin's co., Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt.; company return dated Oct. 7, 1775; also, Capt. Abel Mason's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; enlisted Dec. 10, 1776; discharged Dec. 28, 1776; service, 22 days, travel included; company stationed at Providence, R. I.


Volume 5, page 75
Dunton, Thomas. Private, Lieut. Ephraim Jennings's co., Col. David Field's (Hampshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Aug. 21, 1777; service, 5 days, on an expedition to the Northward at the time of the battle of Bennington. Roll dated Ashfield.


Volume 5, page 75
Dunton, Thomas. Sergeant, Capt. Abel Dinsmor's co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regt.; engaged Aug. 17, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos. 23 days, travel included, with Northern army.


Volume 5, page 75
Dunton, William. Private, Capt. Lemuel Stewart's co.; enlisted July 19 [1775]; discharged Sept. 11 [1775]; service, 1 mo. 22 days.


Volume 5, page 75
Dunton, William. Private, Capt. William Douglas's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's detachment of Berkshire Co. militia; enlisted Dec. 16, 1776; service to March 22, 1777, 96 days, at Ticonderoga; enlistment to expire March 15, 1777.


Volume 5, page 75
Dunton, William. Private, Capt. Israel Harris's co., Col. Benjamin Symonds's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 12, 1780; discharged Oct. 19, 1780; service, 11 days, travel included; company marched to the Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm; also, same co. and regt.; enlisted Oct. 26, 1780; discharged Oct. 31, 1780; service, 9 days, travel included; company marched to the Northern frontiers by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm.

Volume 5 page 75
Duntun, Arner
Private, Capt. Abner Cranson's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.; company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775.

Volume 5, page 75
Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, - Vol. I-XVII (17). Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Co., 1896, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Abner Cranson's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.; company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775.


Volume 5, page 98
Dutton, —. [This name also appears under the form of Dotton,
Dunton, Duton, Dutten.]


Volume 5, page 99
Dutton, James. Capt. John Gill's (4th) co., Col. Crafts's (Artillery) regt.; list of men entitled to a bounty dated Boston, Jan. 12, 1778. [See James
Dunton.]


Volume 9, page 8
Keane, John.Master, schooner "General Arnold" (privateer); petition dated Boston, June 8, 1778, signed by William Shattuck, in behalf of himself and others, of Boston, asking that Isaac
Dunton be commissioned as commander of said vessel; ordered in Council June 8, 1778, that a commission be issued.


Volume 9, page 30
Keith, Daniel (also given Ddavid), Medfield.List of men belonging to Capt. Sabin Mann's co. of Medfield militia who were drafted in accordance with an order from Col. Ephraim Wheelock, dated Medfield, April 15, 1777; said Keith reported hired by Gershom
Dunton who was drafted; also reported as having marched April 22, 1777, and returned June [May] 12, 1777; service, 20 days, in a company made up from Medfield, Medway, Bellingham, and Walpole, and placed under command of Capt. Sabin Mann, ordered to march to Providence, R. I., and there serve under Gen. Spencer until discharged; also, Private, Capt. Sabin Man's co., Col. Wheelock's regt.; marched April 22, 1777; discharged May 10, 1777; service, 20 days; company marched to Rhode Island; also, list dated April 27, 1777, of men belonging to Capt. Sabin Mann's co. of Medfield militia drafted to serve at Rhode Island for 2 months in accordance with a warrant from Col. Wheelock to Lieut. Baxter; said Keith reported not drafted but hired by Simeon Cutter who was drafted; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. Benjamin Hawes's (4th Suffolk Co.) regt.; residence, Medfield; engaged for town of Medfield; joined Capt. Knapp's co., Col. Shepard's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, as returned by Maj. Metcalf, of Col. Wheelock's regt.; residence, Medfield; term, 3 years; also, list of men returned as one-seventh part of the militia of Medfield enlisted or hired by the town to serve for 3 years or during the war in the Contincntal Army, being the quota of Capt. Sabin Mann's co.; return made to Col. Benjamin Hawes Sept. 8, 1777, in accordance with warrant of said Hawes of same date; also, Private, Capt. Moses Knap's co., Col. William Sheppard's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 18, 1777, to March 9, 1778; reported deceased; also, same co. and regt.; return dated Jan. 30, 1778; mustered by State and Continental Muster Masters.



  1. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, - Vol. I-XVII (17). Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Co., 1896

  2. Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution, page 208, Rev. ed. Washington, D.C.: The Rare Book Shop Pub. Co., 1914.


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