New Hampshire State Papers

 

 

The State of New Hampshire.

ROLLS OF THE SOLDIERS

IN THE

REVOLUTIONARY WAR,

MAY, 1777, TO 1780

WITH AN

APPENDIX,

EMBRACING NAMES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE MEN IN MASSACHUSETTS REGIMENTS.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE.

VOLUME IIOF WAR ROLLS.

VOLUME XVOF THE SERIES.

COMPILED AND EDITED BY

ISAAC W. HAMMOND, A. M.,

MEMBER NEW HAMPSHIRE ANTIQARIAN SOCIETY AND NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

"He who takes no interest in the history of his ancestors does not deserve to be remembered by his posterity."

CONCORD, N. H.:
PARSONS B. COGSWELL, STATE PRINTER.

1886.

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION relating to the preservation and publication of portions of the early state and provincial records and other state papers of New Hampshire.

 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives is General Court convened:

 

That his excellency the governor be hereby authorized and empowered, with the advice and consent of the council, to employ some suitable person and fix his compensation, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated to collect, arrange, transcribe, and superintend the publication of such portions of the early state and provincial records and other state papers of New Hampshire as the governor may deem proper; and that eight hundred copies of each volume of the same be printed by the state printer, and distributed as follows: namely, one copy to each city and town in the state, one copy to such of the public libraries in the state as the governor may designate, fifty copies to the New Hampshire Historical Society, and the remainder placed in the custody of the state librarian, who is hereby authorized to exchange the same for similar publications by other states.

Approved August 4, 1881.

 

In accordance with the foregoing resolution, the governor, with advice of the council, on the 12th day of October, 1881, appointed and commissioned ISAAC W. HAMMOND as "Editor and Compiler of State Papers."

 

 

 

EDITOR'S PREFACE.

 

 

This volume contains the rolls of the soldiers who served in the Revolutionary war from this state from May, 1777, to January, 1780, so far as the same are in the archives of the state, or could be obtained elsewhere by the editor.

The rolls of the state of Massachusetts for 1775 have been carefully examined by the editor, and a large number of names of New Hampshire men who served in the regiments of that state were abstracted, and are published in an appendix to this volume. The list contains those who are credited to this state on said rolls, and no others. By the information thus obtained, a considerable addition may be made to the number of New Hampshire men engaged in the battle of Bunker Hill; and the unprejudiced historian of the future, by an examination of this and the preceding volume, may award to this state the credit eminently its due for the services rendered by her sons in that battle.

The increasing demand for the preceding volume, and for access to advance sheets of this volume, is satisfactory evidence of the wisdom of the governor and council in authorizing their publication, as provided by the resolution of the legislature.

A complete index has been compiled, but, being so extensive, it may contain some errors, notwithstanding the large amount of labor involved and the careful attention given to the compilation and printing of the same.

The editor desires to express his thanks to His Excellency Moody Currier and the honorable council, and to many others who have shown

 

 

 

iv PREFACE.

 

a deep interest in the work, and spoken words of counsel and encouragement.

The publication of the rolls will be continued, and probably completed, in the next volume.

HAMMOND.

Concord, March, 1886.

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT OF GENERAL CONTENTS.

 

 

1777.

 

Ticonderoga alarm, introduction, 1

Col. Samuel Ashley's regiment, 1

" " staff-roll, 2

Capt. Davis Howlet's Co., 3

" Waitstill Scott's Co., 6

Col. Benjamin Bellows's regiment, 9

Capt. Abel Walker's Co., 9

" Christopher Webber's Co., 11

Col. Jonathan Chase's regiment, 14

Capts. Chase, Russell, and Hendee, 14-19

Capt. Josiah Brown's Co., 20

Second alarm, introduction, 22

Col. Benjamin Bellows's regiment, 23

Capt. Christopher Webber's Co., 23

" Samuel Canfield's Co., 25

" Oliver Ashley's Co., 26

" Amos Shepard's Co., 28

" Uriah Wilcox's Co., 30

" Abel Walker's Co., 31

" William Keys's Co., 33

Lieut. Samuel Nichols's Co., 35

Residences of the officers, 37

Col. Jonathan Chase's regiment, 38-44

Residences of the officers, 45

Col. Samuel Ashley's regiment, 46

Capt. John Cole's Co., 47

" Daniel Shattuck's Co., 50

" Oliver Cobleigh's Co., 51

" Oliver Capron's Co., 54

Lieut. James Robertson's Co., 57-60

Capt. Davis Howlet's Co., 61

" Elisha Mack's Co., 65

Col. Moses Nichols's regiment, 68

Capt. James Ford's Co., 69

 

 

 

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Capt. Stephen Peabody's Co., 72

" Nathan Ballard's Co., 74

Lieut. Henry Adams's Co., 77

" Joseph French's Co., 79

Capt. Joseph Barrett 's Co., 81

" " petition, 83

" " pay-roll for horses, 83, 84

Lieut. Benjamin Bowers 's Co., 85

Capt. Daniel Emerson's Co., 87

Ens. David McQuig's Co., 90

Col. Enoch Hale's regiment, 92

Capt. Josiah Brown's Co., 92

" Gershom Drury's Co., 95

Lieut. Col. Thomas Heald's detachment, 97

Capt. Salmon Stone's Co., 97

" Roger Gilmore's Co., 98

" Silas Wright's Co., 99

" Alexander Robbe's Co., 101

" James Lewis's Co., 102

Residences of officers, 103

Capt. John Taggart's Co., 104

" Jonathan Brockway's Co., 106

" John Mellin's Co., 108

Col. Daniel Moor's regiment, 111

Capt. Thomas McLaughlin's Co., 111

" Samuel Philbrick's Co., 113

" Samuel Duncan's Co., 115

" Peter Clark's Co., 118

Lieut. Oliver Dow's Co., 120

Capt. Ninian Aiken's Co., 122

Serg. William Campbell's detachment, 123

Col. David Webster's regiment, 124

Capt. John Willoughby's Co., 124

Col, Thomas Stickney's regiment, 127

Capt. Ebenezer Webster's Co., 127

Ens. Elijah Rice's detachment, 131

Capt. Benjamin Sias's Co., 132

" Ebenezer Smith's Co., 133

Return of the troops at Ticonderoga, June, 136

List of men discharged from Col. Chase's regiment, 138

Capt. Peter Clark's men, order for pay, 138

 

BENNINGTON TROOPS, introduction, 139

Gen. John Stark's staff-roll, 140

Col. David Hobart's staff-roll, 142

Capt. Abel Walker's Co., 143

" Capt. Christopher Webber's Co., 146

 

 

 

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Capt. Edmund Elliot's Co., 149

" Jereimiah Post's Co., 152-154

" Joshua Hendee's Co 155

Col. Hobart's officers, 158

Muster-roll of men in Hobart's regiment, 160

Col. Thomas Stickney's regiment, staff, 161

Account of rations due officers, 162

Capt. Ebenezer Webster's Co., 164

" Stephen Dearborn's Co., 167

" Chase Taylor's Co., 171

" Samuel McConnell's Co., 174-178

" Benjamin Sias's Co., 179

" Joshua Bayley's Co., 182

" Porter Kimball's Co., 185

" Peter Clark's Co., 188

" Jeremiah Gilman's Co., 191

" Nathaniel Wilson's Co., 194

Col. Moses Nichols's regiment, 196-198

Capt. Daniel Runnel's Co., 199

" Samuel Wright's Co., 203

" James Ford's Co., 206

" John Goss's Co., 209

" John Bradford's Co., 213

" Salmon Stone's Co., 216

" Stephen Parker's Co., 219

" Kimball Carleton's Co., 223

" Elisha Mack's Co., 226

" Jesse Wilson's Co., 228

Losses at Bennington, 230

Chaplain Hibbard's appointment, 230

Miscellaneous, Bennington, 231

Returns, Captains Webster and Chase, 232

" " Taylor, Clarke, and Kimball, 233

" " Bayley, 234

Consolidated report, Stickney's regiment, 235

Returns, Captains Kimball and Bayley, 236

" " Webster and Dearborn, 237

 

RHODE ISLAND TROOPS.

 

Col. Joseph Senter's regiment. 238

" " letter, 238

" " staff-roll, 240, 241

Capt. Robert Pike's Co., 242

" " " muster-roll, 244

" " " travel-roll, 246

" Enoch Pages's Co., 249

 

 

 

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Capt. Enoch Page's Co., bounty-roll, 250

" " " travel-roll, 251

" " " pay-roll, 253

" Joseph Parsons's Co., bounty-roll, 256

" " " travel-roll, 258

" " " muster-roll, 259

" " " pay-roll, 262

" Simon Marston's Co. muster-roIl, 267

" " " bounty-roll, 268

" " " travel-roll, 269

" " " pay-roll, 271

 

SARATOGA TROOPS, introduction, 276

Capt. John Sloan's Co., 277

" Joseph Hutchins's Co., 279

" " " pay-roll, 280

Gen. William Whipple's staff-roll, 282

Men raised in Col. Nicholas Gilman's regiment, 283

Col. Stephen Evans's regiment, staff-roll, 286

Capt. Zebulon Gilman's Co., 287

" Porter Kimball's Co., 290

" " " Swanzey men, 293

" James Libbey's Co., 294

" Daniel McDuffee's Co., 297

" Nathan Sanborn's Co., 300-310

" George Tuttle's Co., 311

Col. Evans's staff, 314, 316

" regiment, general abstract, 315

" " rations due, 317

Col. Abraham Drake's regiment, staff-roll, 318

Capt. Moses Leavitt's Co., 319, 339

" Ezra Currier's Co., 322, 341

" Nicholas Rawlings's Co., 324

" Jesse Page's Co., 328, 330, 343

Col. Drake's regiment, officer's rations, 331

" " general abstract, 333

" " miscellaneous, 334-338

Col. Daniel Moor's regiment, staff-roll, 345

Lieut. Samuel Brown's Co., 346

Capt. Daniel Rand's Co., 348

" Peter Clark's Co., 350, 352

" Edmund Briant's Co., 355

Lieut. Isaac Cochran's Co., 358

Capt. James Lewis's Co., 360

" John Duncan's Co., 362

" Gershom Drury's Co., 364

N. H. officers in Gen. Lincoln's regiment, 366

 

 

 

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Col. Benjamin Bellows's regiment, 367

Capt. William Cary's Co., 367

" Samuel Canfield's Co., 369

" Benjamin Flood's Co., 369

" Oliver Ashley's Co., 370

Col. Jonathan Chase's regiment, 373-378

Capt. Joshua Hayward's Co., 379

" John Willoughby 's Co., 381

" Jonathan Chandler's Co., 383

Volunteer officers from Hobart's and Morey's regiments, 385

Lieut. Gerould's detachment, 386

Capt. Sias's detachment, 387

Lt. Col. Joseph Welch's regiment, staff-roll, 388

Capt. Jeremiah Dow's Co., 390

" Nathaniel Ambrose's Co., 392

" Joseph Finlay's Co., 394

" Hezekiah Hutchins's Co., 396

" Ezekiel Gile's Co., 398

" Robert Collins's Co., 400

" Moses Baker's Co., 402

Col. Thomas Stickney's regiment, 404

Capt. Joshua Abbot's Co., 405

" John Hale's Co., 408

Private Clark's detachment, 410

Col. Jonathan Moulton's regiment, 411

Capt. John Dearborn's Co., 411

Lt. Col. Samuel Connor's detachment, 415

Col. John Langdon's Co., 416

Capt. Philip Putnam's Co., 419

East Kingston volunteers, 420

Battle of Saratoga, editorial, 421

Capt. Richard Weare's Co., 422

Enlistments in continental regiments, 424

Col. Timothy Bedel's regiment, 426

N. H. men in Col. Jackson's regiment, 427

Miscellaneous documents, 428

Col. Pierce Long's regiment, additional, 428

Capt. Joseph Finlay's Co., receipt, 428

" Peter Clark's Co., Bennington, 429

Dr. Obrey's certificate of service, 429

Fort Washington soldiers, 429

Fort Sullivan soldiers, 430

Gen. Enoch Poor's return, 432

Summary of service in 1777, 433

 

 

 

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1778.

 

Continental regiments, absentees from CoL Joseph Cilley's

regiment, 434

Col. Nathan Hale's regiment, absentees, 440

Enlistments in Continental regiments, 446

Richmond men, 446

Col. Joseph Hammond's return, 446

" Joseph Badger's return, 447

" Folsom's return, 450

Noah Lovewell's return, 451

Col. Matthew Thornton's returns, 452, 453

Enlistments from the Eighth regiment, 454

" " Third regiment, 455

" Hobart's regiment, 459

Col. Dearborn's return, 461

Lt. Col. Stephen Peabody's regiment, Rhode Island, 462

" " staff-roll, 463

Capt. Daniel Reynold's Co., 464, 466, 477

" Peter Drowne's Co., 468, 480

" Simon Marston's Co., 470

" Ezekiel Worthen's Co., 474, 494

" Samuel Dearborn's Co., 482, 494

" Ezekiel Gile's Co., 485

Recruits for Rhode Island, 489, 490, 492, 496

Capt. Drowne's account, 493

Part of Capt. Dearborn's Co., 497

Recruits from Tenth regiment, 498

Capt. Gile's return, 499

Enlistments for Rhode Island, 500-507

 

GEN. WHIPPLE'S BRIGADE, R. I., introduction, 508

Col. Moses Nichols's Reg't staff-roll, 509

Capt. Daniel Emerson's Co., 510

" Benjamin Sias's Co., 512

" Ebenezer Webster's Co., 514

" Peter Cross's Co., 517

" Josiah Crosby's Co., 520

" Moses Leavitt's Co., 522

" Joseph Dearborn's Co., 525

" Joseph Parsons's Co., 527

" Bemamin Mann's Co., 529

Col. Enoch Hale's Reg't staff-roll, 532

Capt. Robert Fletcher's Co., 533

" Samuel Twitchell's Co., 536

" Samuel Cunningham's Co., 538

" James Lewis's Co., 541

 

 

 

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Col. Moses .Kelley's Reg't staff-roll, 543

Capt. John Folsom's Co., 544

" Jonas Bowman's Co., 546

" Joshua Bayley's Co., 548

" Aaron Quinby's Co., 550

" William Boyes's Co., 552

" William Lee's Co., 554

" James Aiken's Co., 556

Col. Jacob Gale's Reg't staff-roll, 559

Capt. David Quimby's Co., 560

" Benjamin Whittier's Co., 562

" Nathan Brown's Co., 564

" James Gilmore's Co 566

" Jesse Page's Co., 568

 

COL. JOSHUA WINGATE'S REGIMENT staff-roll, 570

Capt. Edward Hilton's Co., 571

" Moses Yeaton's Co., 573

" John Hill's Co., 575

" John Langdon's Co., 577

 

GEN. WILLIAM WHIPPLE'S BRIGADE staff-roll, 580

Volunteers for Rhode Island service, 581

" " from Hillsborough, 582

" " Newington, 582

" " Antrim, 583

 

COL. TIMOTHY BEDEL'S REGIMENT officers, 584, 585

Capt. Solomon Cushman's Co., 586, 591

" Luther Richardson's Co., 589

" Timothy Barron's Co., 592

Summary of service in 1778, 594

 

CONTINENTAL REGIMENTS RECRUITS FOR 1779, 595

Col. Joshua Wentworth's return, 595

" Joseph Badger's return, 598

" Jonathan Chase's return, 602

" David Hobart's return, 605

" Thomas Stickney's return, 607

" Moses Nichols's return, 611

" Stephen Evans's return, 618

" Moses Kelley's return, 621

" Jacob Gale's return, 623

Appointment of officers continental regiments, 624

Hollis recruits, 624

Enlistment document, 625

Absentees, Second continental regiment, 626

Continental soldiers, 1779, 628

 

 

 

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Col. Moses Nichols's return, 635, 636

" William Gregg's " 637

" Thomas Stickney's return, 637

" John Webster's " 638

" Abraham Drake's " 639

" Jonathan Moulton's " 639

" Stephen Evans's " 640

" Jacob Gale's " 641

" Benjamin Bellows's " 642

Selectmen of Meredith, " 642

Samuel Trott's " 643

Col. Moses Kelley's " 644

" Joshua Wentworth's " 645

" Enoch Hale's " 646

" David Webster's " 647

Maj. Timothy Ellis's " 647

Col. Nicholas Gilman's " 648

" John McClary's " 649

" Joseph Badger's " 650

" Moses Nichols's accounts, 650, 651

" Samuel Folsom's account, 651

Michael Cressey's " 651

Col. Bellows's " 652

Samuel Trott's " 652

Valley Forge soldier's receipt, 653

Samuel Nute's return, 653

Col. Hercules Mooney's regiment, R. I., 654

Apportionment of men to be raised, 655

Col. Stephen Evans's return, 655

" Col. Jonathan Moulton's return, 656

" Nicholas Gilman's return, 657

Exeter return, 657

Enlistments from Col. Gale's regiment, 658

Col.John Webster's returns, 658, 659

" John McClary's " 660, 661

Enlistments, for R. I., 661

Col. David Webster's return, 662

" Benjamin Bellows's return, 662

" Moses Kelley's " 663

" Thomas Stickney's " 663

" Moses Nichols's " 664

" Enoch Hale's returns, 664, 665

Consolidated return of R. I. men, 665-671

Col. Hercules Mooney's staff-roll, R. I., 672

Capt. Jonathan Leavitt's pay-roll, 673

" Daniel Reynold's " 676

" Ezekiel Worthen's " 678

 

 

 

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Capt. Ephraim Stone's pay-roll, 680

" Daniel Emerson's " 682

" Samuel Runnels's " 684

Abstract of pay-rolls, 686

Samuel Hobart's account, 688

Nicholas Gilman's account, 688

Men raised in Col. Stickney's regiment, 688

" " Kelley's regiment, 689

" " Badger's regiment, 690

" " Gale's regiment, 691

Piscataqua Harbor troops, 1779, 692

Col. Joshua Wentworth's return, 693

" John Webster's " 693, 694

" John McClary's " 695

" Moses Nichols's " 695

" Theophilus Dame's " 695

" Moses Kelley's " 696

Capt. Benjamin Sias's " 697

Men mustered for service at Portsmouth, 698, 699

Maj. Benjamin Whitcomb's rangers, 700-703

Capt. George Aldrich's Co., 704

Col. Israel Morey's report, 705

Convention of sundry towns in Coos county, 705

Hampton Falls soldiers, 706

Salisbury soldiers, 706

Col. John McClary's return, 707

Capt. Abel Walker's " 707

Col. David Webster's " 708

Lieut. Jonah Chapman's scouts, 709

Depreciation Rolls, First Continental Reg't, 710-718

" Second Continental Reg't, 718-725

" Whitcomb's Rangers, 725

" Third Continental Reg't, 726-733

" Col. Hazen's Reg't, 733

" Artillery and Artificers, 733

Men enlisted for the war, 1779, 734

Summary of service in 1779, 730

 

 

APPENDIX.

 

N. H. men in Massachusetts regiments, 1775, 739-752

Col. Sargent's Reg't, Capt. Scott's Co., 739

" " Perry's Co., 740

" " Stiles's Co., 741

Col. Nixon's regiment, 742, 743

" Prescott's regiment, 743-745

" Doolittle's " 745, 746

" Frye's " 746, 747

 

 

 

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Col. Baldwin's regiment, 748, 749

" Scammon's " 749, 750

" Brewer's " 750

" Gridley's Reg't of Artillery, 751

N. H. men in Massachusetts regiments, 1776, 753

" " miscellaneous, 754

Return of casualties at Saratoga, 755

 

Index of towns, places, etc., 759

 

Index of names of persons, 765

 

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROLLS.

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATION.

 

 

The figures in brackets at the beginning of each document refer to the volume and page of the original manuscript.

 

 

CORRECTIONS.

 

Page

37, James Kidder should read Samuel Kidder.

103, Richard Roberts should read Richard Robbins.

579, Josiah Langdon should read John Langdon.

633, Josh. I. Prince should read Josh. J. Prime.