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RADDIN, Wm. of Reading. SOURCE: [10] List of Revolutionary Soldiers, Reading, Middlesex Co., MA; Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, pages 693-695.

RALPH, Charles of Somerset (formerly Swansea). SOURCE: [25] History of the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts; 1940; pages 245-247.

RAMSDEL, John of Malden. On the "Role of the Company of the Militea that went to Watertown By order of the Late Colo. Gardner upon the alarm on the 19 Day of april 1775 and from there to Resist the Ministeral troops under the Command of Capt. Benja. Blaney"; Private. SOURCE: [41] The History of Melrose, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, 1903; pages 211-216

RAMSDELL, Abednego of Lynn. Killed at Lexington. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RAMSDELL, Abednego of Swampscott. SOURCE: [42] Swampscott Soldiers of the Revolution

RAMSDELL, James of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RAMSDELL, James, Jr. of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RAMSDELL, Kimball of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RAMSDELL, Meshek of Swampscott. SOURCE: [42] Swampscott Soldiers of the Revolution

RAMSDELL, Shadrach of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RAMSDELL, Shadrack of Swampscott. SOURCE: [42] Swampscott Soldiers of the Revolution

RAMSDELL, Silas of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RAMSDELL, William of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RAMSEY, Abner of Blandford. On list of those other than the minute men who served in the war. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 518-519.

RANDALL, Jacob of Amesbury. Enlisted in a response to the call of July 15, 1776, to join the Newburyport regiment, for $40 bounty. SOURCE: [39] The History of Amesbury, 1880; page 263.

RANDOLPH, James of Somerset (formerly Swansea). SOURCE: [25] History of the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts; 1940; pages 245-247.

RANOR, James. Certificate dated Boston, March 7, 1778, signed by Joseph Page, certifying that he had enlisted said Ranor to serve in the Continental Army to the credit of the town of Salisbury in Capt. Robert Allen's co., Col. Alden's regt. [Above certificate appears on reverse of list of men enlisted out of Capt. Evans's co., of Salisbury.] SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 12, page 968.

RAWSON, John of Oxford. On roll of Capt. Jeremiah Kingsbury's company, Col. Jonathan Holman's regiment, Providence, January 20, 1777; time in camp 43 days. Capt. Jeremiah Kingsbury's company, Colonel Jonathan Holman's regiment, Sept. 27, 1777, when the Militia marched to reinforce Gen. Gates' army [page 382]. SOURCE: [37] The Records of Oxford, Mass; page 382.

RAWSON, Jonathan of Sutton. On list of Officers and Men From Sutton in the Revolutionary War; Private. SOURCE: [31] History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876; page 782.

RAYMOND, Lemuel of Stockbridge. Private. Served in Capt. Aaron Rowley's Company, Col. Brown's Regiment of the Berkshire Militia raised for an alarm on Fort Ann at Ticonderoga; And in Col. John Brown's Regiment, Col. Ashley's detachment of militia. He was wounded at Half Moon. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 12, Pg. 1008. Submitted by Sue Wilson, 2/10/02.

READ, Benjamin, Athol. Private, Capt. Nathan Hamilton's co., Col. Samuel Brewer's regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., from Fort Edward home, dated Brookfield, Feb. 6, 1777; said Read credited with allowance for 8 days (160 miles) travel. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 6.

READ, Benjamin, Attleborough. Private, Capt. James Perry's co., Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 12, 1775; enlisted July 2, 1775; service, 1 mo. 13 days; also, company return dated Oct. 6, 1775; also, list of men belonging to Capt. Richardson's co. of No. 12 Attleborough who engaged in the various campaigns subsequent to the Lexington alarm; said Read reported as having engaged in the 1st campaign, known as the 8 months campaign; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d Attleborough) co., Col. John Dagget's regt.; said Read reported as having engaged in the service at Cambridge for about 5 months in 1775; said service known as the 2d campaign; also, copy of an order on Ephraim Newell, Town Treasurer of Attleborough, dated July 5, 1776, for wages due said Read and others for service on the alarm caused by the battle of Bunker Hill; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson's 4th (2d Attleborough, also given Attleborough No. 12) co., Col. Daggett's regt.; list of men in the 12 months service in 1776, known as the 4th (also given 3d) campaign; also, Capt. Stephen Richardson's co.; service, 25 days; company comprised one-fourth of the militia of the town of Attleborough, marched to Rhode Island April 21, 1777, to hold the Lines until men could be raised for that purpose for 2 months, and served until May 15, 1777. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 7.

READ, Benjamin, Mendon. Private, Capt. Samuel Warren's co., Col. Joseph Read's (20th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also, company return dated Sept. 26, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 26, 1775. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 7.

READ, Benjamin, Rutland.Capt. Adam Wheeler's co., Col. Doolittle's regt.; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Read and others, dated July 13, 1775. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 7.

READ, Benjamin, Township No. 5. Private, Lieut. Joseph Warner's co. of Minutemen, which marched April 21, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service to April 27, 1775, 7 days; reported enlisted into the army; also, Capt. Abel Thayer's co., Col. John Fellows's (8th) regt.; company return dated Dorchester, Oct. -, 1775. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 7.

READ, Benjamin, Williamsburg (probably). Corporal, Lieut. Abel Thayer's detachment of Minute-men, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service from April 21 to April 27, 1775, 7 days; also, Capt. Abel Thayer's co., Col. John Fellows's (8th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 28, 1775; service, 3 mos. 11 days; also, company return dated Dorchester, Oct. -, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dorchester Camp, Nov. 22, 1775. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 7.

READ, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Jonathan Wales's co., in a regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams; enlisted Dec. 20, 1776; discharged March 20, 1777; service, 3 mos. 13 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home. Roll dated Morristown. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 7.

READ, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Asa Laurance's co. of volunteers, Col. Jonathan Reed's regt.; entered service Sept. 26, 1777; discharged Nov. 9, 1777; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at the Northward; company raised in Littleton and Westford and marched to assist army under Gen. Gates. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 7.

READ, Benjamin. Private, Capt. Phineas Walker's detachment of guards, 7th Worcester Co. regt.; entered service Oct. 3, 1779; discharged Oct. 20, 1779; service, 18 days; detachment stationed at Rutland. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 7.

READ, Benjamin. Captain, 4th co., 2d Bristol Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen in said regiment, as returned by Edward Pope and others, dated April 5, 1776; ordered in Council April 26, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned April 26, 1776; also, Captain of a Freetown co., Col. Pope's regt.; service, 24 days; company marched Dec. 8, 1776, on an alarm at Rhode Island; also, Captain of a Freetown co., Col. John Hathaway's [p.8] regt.; entered service July 27, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 8.

READ, Benjamin. Capt. Henry Brightman's (Freetown) co., Col. John Hathaway's regt.; entered service Aug. 5, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 2 days; company marched to Rhode Island on an alarm. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 8.

READ, Benjamin. Captain, 6th co., Col. N. Tyler's (3d Worcester Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; commissioned Aug. 27, 1779; also, Captain, Col. John Rand's regt.; engaged July 1, 1780; discharged Oct. 12, 1780; service, 3 mos. 21 days, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; company stationed at West Point; regiment raised in Worcester Co. to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 8.

READ, Benjamin. Capt. Asa Barns's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt.; service, 5 days, on an alarm at the Northward; company marched from Lanesborough Oct. 26, 1780; also, Private, Capt. Timothy Read's co., Col. Asa Barns's regt.; service, 10 days; company marched from Lanesborough to Stillwater Oct. 13, 1781. SOURCE: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, Pg. 8.

READ, Eleazer of Dunstable. Capt. Oliver Cummings Company, Col. Simeon Spaulding's Regiment [page 116]. Training Band, June 25, 1776 [page 118]. Capt. Oliver Cummings Company. Muster Roll about 1778 [page 126]. SOURCE: [12] A History of The Town of Dunstable, Massachusetts, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Year of Our Lord 1873, pages 116, 118, and 126.

READ, John of Somerset (formerly Swansea). SOURCE: [25] History of the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts; 1940; pages 245-247.

READ, Nathan of Somerset (formerly Swansea). Spelled REED on 1790 census, page 62. SOURCE: [25] History of the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts; 1940; pages 245-247.

READ, Oliver of Westford. Capt. Joshua Parker's Company, William Prescott's Regiment. In battle at Bunker Hill. SOURCE: [2] History of the Town of Westford, Massachusetts, page 111.

READ, Thomas of Boston. Capt. Isaac Tuckerman's co., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt.; private, pay abstract for travel allowance, etc., home, dated Dorchester, Nov. 28, 1776. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 30.

READ, Thomas of Marblehead. Order on Col. Bridge, Paymaster, payable to Capt. Micajah Gleason, dated Cambridge, June 10, 1775, signed by said Read and others, for advance pay; also, Private, Capt. Micajah Gleason's co., Col. John Nixon's (5th) regt.; company return dated Sept. 30, 1775; also, company receipt for wages for Sept., 1775, dated Camp Winter Hill: also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money endorsed �Dec'r 22d 1775.� SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 30.

READ, Thomas of Rutland. Captain; return of militia officers and men who joined Col. Joseph Read's regt. at Roxbury Camp Dec. 10, 1775, certified in Camp at Roxbury, Jan. 19, 1776; company raised in Rutland and Princeton; ordered in Council Feb. 9, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned Jan. 29 (also given Jan. 30), 1776. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 30.

READ, Thomas. Private, Capt. David Batcheller's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; service, 15 days, in July and Aug., 1780, on an alarm at Rhode Island: reported discharged July 31, 1780, returned home, and then ordered back to place of rendezvous. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 30.

READ, Thomas. Account dated Westford, June 19, 1781, rendered by the Selectmen, of bounties paid men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; said Read reported as a member of Class No. 3 which engaged Asa Patch. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 30.

READ, Thomas. Private, Col. Benjamin Tupper's (10th) regt.; service from July 6, 1782, 5 mos. 25 days. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 31.

READ, Thomas, Jr. Private, Capt. Jabez Bullock's co., Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; entered service Aug. 1, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, 1780; service, 9 days; company marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of Aug. 1, 1780, and there served under Gen. Heith. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 31.

READ, Timothy of Dunstable. Captain Leonard Butterfield's Company. Alarm List 1776 [page 117]. Training Band, June 25, 1776; Alarm List [page 118]. Capt. Oliver Cummings Company. Muster Roll about 1778 [page 126]. SOURCE: [12] A History of The Town of Dunstable, Massachusetts, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Year of Our Lord 1873, pages 117, 118, and 126.

READ, Timothy, Jr. of Dunstable. Captain Leonard Butterfield's Company. Alarm List 1776 [page 117]. Training Band, June 25, 1776 [page 118]. Capt. Oliver Cummings Company. Muster Roll about 1778 [page 126]. SOURCE: [12] A History of The Town of Dunstable, Massachusetts, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Year of Our Lord 1873, pages 117, 118, and 126.

READ, William of Westford. Capt. Joshua Parker's Company, William Prescott's Regiment. In battle at Bunker Hill. SOURCE: [2] History of the Town of Westford, Massachusetts, page 111.

READ, William of Somerset (formerly Swansea). SOURCE: [25] History of the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts; 1940; pages 245-247.

REDDING, Ebenezer of Oxford. Capt. Ebenezer Humphrey, Col. Jacob Davis' regiment; marched July 30, 1780, to Rhode Island "on the alarm;" time of service about thirteen days; Private. SOURCE: [37] The Records of Oxford, Mass; page 390.

REED, Daniel of Amherst area. Listed on the pay-roll of Capt. Eli Parker's company, Col. Leonard's regiment of militia, who marched from Hampshire county to Ticonderoga, May 8, 1777. The list contains names of men from Belchertown, Granby and Amherst, the particular place of residence not being given. Their enlistment was for two months [page 83]. SOURCE: [33] The History of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts, 1896; page 83.

REED, Isaac of Sudbury. On muster roll of Captain Josiah Brown, 1774-78. SOURCE: [21] History of Sudbury, page 337.

REED, James of Springfield. On list of those known to have enlisted in 1781 for three years service. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 40-46.

REED, John of Dover. Son of John, he was born October 16, 1741, and married March 12, Sybel, daughter of James and Sybel (Littlefield) Cheney. He married second, Elizabeth (???). Mr. Reed lived in the centre of the Parish and was for a time the proprietor of a tavern. Later owned Allen F. Smith's place on Centre street and had a house of entertainment as late as 1781, competing with his neighbor, Ebenezer Newell. He was a butcher and supplied the residents with meat, being the first person in the parish to engage in this business. He was a tax collector in Dedham and very active in raising soldiers for the town during the Revolution, he was paid in 1782 for furnishing 6,775 pounds of beef for the Continental army. Mr. Reed had a numerous family but only one of his children was born here, although several were married while residents of the town. SOURCE: [32] The Genealogical History of Dover, Massachusetts; page 196.

REED, Joseph of Sudbury. On muster roll of Captain Josiah Brown, 1774-78. SOURCE: [21] History of Sudbury, page 337.

REED, Joseph of Worcester. Resolves of December 2 [1780?] SOURCE: [11] Worcester's Revolutionary Soldiers.

REED, Joshua of Lexington. Capt. John Parker's Company. In battle at Lexington. SOURCE: [4] Lexington Minute Men - Roster.

REED, Joshua, Jr. of Lexington. Capt. John Parker's Company. In battle at Lexington. SOURCE: [4] Lexington Minute Men - Roster.

REED, Nathan of Lexington. Capt. John Parker's Company. In battle at Lexington. SOURCE: [4] Lexington Minute Men - Roster.

REED, Samuel of Chesterfield. Samuel was born in Abington, Dec. 25, 1756. His father, Ezekiel died when he was seven and he had been bound to Deacon Whitmarsh, a shoemaker, but when war broke out, he was twenty, and Deacon Whitmarsh turned out his bound boy to go to war. He served three years in the Revolution, at one time being separated from his command for several weeks. He came to Chesterfield about 1778, m. 18 June 1781, Betsey Smith of Grafton. Samuel died Apr. 25, 1826. SOURCE: [20] History and Genealogy of the Families of Chesterfield, Massachusetts, page 296.

RENOUGH, Charles of Rehoboth. Capt. Hill's Company; service for three years. SOURCE: [34] The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; page 157.

REVES, Pompey of Rehoboth. Capt. Hill's Company; service for three years. SOURCE: [34] The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; page 157.

REYNOLDS, David of Bridgewater/North Bridgewater. Capt. Henry Prentiss' Company. Colonel Thomas Marshall's regiment, to Aug 1, 1776; enlisted July 12; this company was also in service from August to November 1, 1776, at the expiration of which time they enlisted for one month additional service [page 236]. Capt. Nathan Packard's Company, Col. Thomas Carpenter's regiment of militia; on payroll and in service in RI; Private [page 238]. SOURCE: [18] History of North Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, With Family Registers, pages 236 and 238.

REYNOLDS, Jonas of North Bridgewater. Captain Josiah Hayden's Company. Colonel Bailey's regiment of Minute Men, April 19, 1775; Private. SOURCE: [18] History of North Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, With Family Registers, page 232.

REYNOLDS, Jonathan of Bridgewater. Captain David Packard's Company, Col. Eliphalet Cary's regiment, who marched on alarm to RI, Jul 22, 1780, in service from Jul 23 to Aug 9, 1780; Private. SOURCE: [18] History of North Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, With Family Registers, page 240.

REYNOLDS, Joseph of Bridgewater. Captain Josiah Hayden's Company. Colonel Bailey's regiment of Minute Men, April 19, 1775; Private. Capt. Nathan Packard's Company, Col. Thomas Carpenter's regiment of militia; on payroll and in service in RI; Corporal. Capt. Henry Prentiss' Company. Colonel Thomas Marshall's regiment, to Aug 1, 1776; enlisted July 12; this company was also in service from August to November 1, 1776, at the expiration of which time they enlisted for one month additional service. Captain David Packard's Company, Col. Eliphalet Cary's regiment, who marched on alarm to RI, Jul 22, 1780, in service from Jul 23 to Aug 9, 1780; Private. SOURCE: [18] History of North Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, With Family Registers, pages 233, 236, 238, and 240.

REYNOLDS, Timothy of Bridgewater. Captain David Packard's Company, Col. Eliphalet Cary's regiment, who marched on alarm to RI, Jul 22, 1780, in service from Jul 23 to Aug 9, 1780; Private. SOURCE: [18] History of North Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, With Family Registers, page 240.

RHOADES, Joseph of Worthington. Capt. Webber's Co., Col. Chapin's Regiment; on list of Worthington men for Continental service. Also on list of men serving June 16, 1778 for nine months. SOURCE: [15] A history of the Town of Middlefield, Massachusetts, Appen. E, page 381.

RHOADES, William of Worthington. Private in Capt. Malcolm Henry's Co., Col. Brewer's Regiment; enlisted June 5, 1775; served 3 weeks, 5 days. Enlisted for 3 years Capt. Watkins Co., Col. Brewer's Regiment; also Corporal in Capt A. Williams Co., Col. Eben Sprout's Regiment Continental Army Jan. 1, 1777 to Dec. 31, 1779. SOURCE: [15] A history of the Town of Middlefield, Massachusetts, page 58; Appen. E, page 381.

RHOADS, Silas of Worthington. Capt. Eben. Sheldon's Co., Col. Seth Murray's Regiment; enlisted July 18, 1780, discharged Oct. 10, 1780; Private. SOURCE: [15] A history of the Town of Middlefield, Massachusetts, page 58; Appen. E, page 381.

RHODES, John of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RHODES, Josiah of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RICE, Adam of Amherst. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge Hampshire County regiment; Reuben Dickinson's company which was one of the first from this vicinity to respond to the Lexington alarm of April 19, 1775; Corporal [page 78]. The company marched to Cambridge and was in commission eleven days, although some of its members remained longer in service. Capt. Reuben Dickinson's company that served for three months and eight days, from May 1; Sergeant [page 79]. This company took part in the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, but was not in the intrenchments [page 80]. Capt. Samuel Cooks's company that went to the front and was attached to Col. Woodbridge's regiment in the army of Gen. Gates, Aug. 17 - Dec. 7, 1777, as reinforcements for the Northern army. They took part in the battles of Sept. 19 and Oct. 7, and were present at the surrender of Burgoyne, Oct. 17; Sergeant [page 84]. SOURCE: [33] The History of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts, 1896; pages 78, 79, 80, 84, 611.

RICE, Absalom of Worcester. Per City Hall papers. SOURCE: [11] Worcester's Revolutionary Soldiers.

RICE, Bazaleel of Framingham. Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, page 160.

RICE, Daniel of Framingham. Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, page 160.

RICE, David, Jr. of Framingham. Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates; A Return of Capt. Nixon's Company of Minute Men, Framingham, Feb. 13, 1775; Private. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, pages 160 and 161.

RICE, Ezekiel of Framingham. Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, page 160.

RICE, Gershom of Worcester. (Soldiers and Sailors). SOURCE: [11] Worcester's Revolutionary Soldiers.

RICE, Hezekiah of Framingham. Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, page 160.

RICE, John of Framingham. Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, page 160.

RICE, Jonas of Reading. SOURCE: [10] List of Revolutionary Soldiers, Reading, Middlesex Co., MA; Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, pages 693-695.

RICE, Jonathan of Framingham. (prob. d.); Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, page 160.

RICE, Josiah of Worcester. Capt. David Chadwick's Company. Marched to Hadley on an alarm at Bennington, under command of Lieut. Col. Benjamin Flagg, by desire of Brigadier General Warner, August 28, 1777 SOURCE: [11] Worcester's Revolutionary Soldiers.

RICE, Lemuel of Worcester. Capt. David Chadwick's Company. Marched to Hadley on an alarm at Bennington, under command of Lieut. Col. Benjamin Flagg, by desire of Brigadier General Warner, August 28, 1777 SOURCE: [11] Worcester's Revolutionary Soldiers.

Rice, Nathan of Dunstable. Colonel; serving upon the staff of General Lincoln during the earlier part of the war as an aid-de-camp, came early to Hingham, where he resided many years. At the close of the war he was major in Colonel Bailey's Continental regiment, and subsequently commanded a body of troops at Oxford during the threatened difficulties with France. SOURCE: [12] A History of The Town of Dunstable, Massachusetts, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Year of Our Lord 1873, page 142.

RICE, Nathan of Hingham. SOURCE: [14] History of Hingham, Mass., pages 326-374.

RICE, Nathan of Sturbridge. Colonel. On a list of those who served in the war of the Revolution, "and resided in Sturbridge, and partly in Charlton and Dudly, in that part of these towns that was taken to form the town of Southbridge in 1816. Many of these persons served also in the last great French war, commencing in 1754." SOURCE: [45] Historical Collections, Vol. II, pages 45-46.

RICE, Peter of Framingham. Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, page 160.

RICE, Phinehas of Framingham. Yes Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, page 160.

RICE, Phinehas of Worcester. Capt. William Gates' Company, Col. Jonathan Holman's Regiment in Chelsea Camp, New York, Sept. 4, 1776. SOURCE: [11] Worcester's Revolutionary Soldiers.

RICE, Reuben of Worcester. Capt. William Gates' Company, Col. Jonathan Holman's Regiment in Chelsea Camp, New York, Sept. 4, 1776. Drafted for Service on the Hudson River by Resolve of General Court, April 20, 1778; Nine Months. SOURCE: [11] Worcester's Revolutionary Soldiers.

RICE, Uriah of Framingham. Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates. Received pension. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, page 160.

RICE, William of Amherst. Enlisted by Col. Porter for three months, in accordance with an order of the General Court passed June 22, 1780 [page 94]. SOURCE: [33] The History of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts, 1896; pages 94, 611.

RICH, James of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RICH, Stephen of Sutton. On list of Officers and Men From Sutton in the Revolutionary War; Private. SOURCE: [31] History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876; page 782.

RICHARDS, ______ of Townshend. Capt. Henry Farwell's Company, Col. William Prescott's Regiment to the first of August, 1775; Private. SOURCE: [19] History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA, from the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878.

RICHARDS, David of Roxbury. Roll dated 7th Dec., 1775; Sergt. in Capt. Wm. Draper's Second Roxbury Company, Col. Wm. Heath's Regiment, the 19th day of April, when called to the 3d day of May and then dismissed. SOURCE: [44] The Town of Roxbury, pages 32-33.

RICHARDS, David of Worcester. Capt. David Chadwick's Company. Marched to Hadley on an alarm at Bennington, under command of Lieut. Col. Benjamin Flagg, by desire of Brigadier General Warner, August 28, 1777. Capt. Jonas Hubbard's Company, Aug 1, 1775; served 3 months and 15 days. SOURCE: [11] Worcester's Revolutionary Soldiers.

RICHARDS, Davis of Roxbury. On muster roll of Capt. Moses Whiting's Company, Col. John Greaton's Minute Regiment. Served 28 days from April 19, 1775. Private. SOURCE: [44] The Town of Roxbury, pages 32-33.

RICHARDS, James of Plainfield. On list of Revolutionary Pensioners, copied "from Dr. Porter's history of Plainfield. It contains the names of those still living in 1833, with the amount drawn annually by each. The amount is believed to have been based on their length of service." $25 55/100 received. SOURCE: [30] History of the Town of Plainfield, Hampshire County, Mass., From Its Settlement to 1891; page 80.

RICHARDS, James of Swampscott. SOURCE: [42] Swampscott Soldiers of the Revolution

RICHARDS, John of Swampscott. SOURCE: [42] Swampscott Soldiers of the Revolution

RICHARDS, Jos. of Framingham. Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, page 160.

RICHARDS, Joseph of Roxbury. On muster roll of Capt. Moses Whiting's Company, Col. John Greaton's Minute Regiment. Served 28 days from April 19, 1775. Private. SOURCE: [44] The Town of Roxbury, pages 32-33.

RICHARDS, Joseph of Scarborough (also given Pepperellborough, Dunston, Berwick, and Salisbury). Capt. John Rice's co.; billeting allowed from date of enlistment, May 15, 1775, to date of marching from Scarborough to headquarters, July 4, 1775; credited with 50 days allowance; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. Benjamin Evans; residence, Scarborough (also given Pepperellborough, and Salisbury); engaged for town of Salisbury (also given Scarborough and Haverhill); joined Capt. Burbank's co., Col. Brewer's regt.; term, 3 years; also, list of men returned by a committee for settling disputes between towns as to soldiers credited to them [year not given]; said Richards claimed by Scarborough and Haverhill; allowed to Haverhill; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Wells, Muster Master for York Co., dated March 12, 1777; Capt. Matthew Fairfield's co., Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt.; reported received State bounty; also, Private, Capt. Peter Page's co., Col. Smith's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 24, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, (late) Capt. Matthew Fairfield's co., Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt.; return of men who were in service Aug. 15, 1777; also, Capt. Joseph McNall's co., Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt.; return [year not given]; residence, Dunston; enlisted for town of Dunston; mustered by Esquire Wells; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for May, 1778, dated Camp at Valley Forge; also, same co. and regt.; muster roll for Oct., 1778; also, Capt. Peter Page's co., Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt.; muster roll for March and April, 1779, dated Providence; enlisted Feb. 24, 1777; also, Capt. Fowle's co., Col. Smith's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Feb. 24, 1780; residence, Berwick. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 212.

RICHARDS, Joseph of Swampscott. SOURCE: [42] Swampscott Soldiers of the Revolution

RICHARDS, Josiah of Dover. Son of Josiah, he was born Nov. 15, 1749, and married May 11, 1778, Sarah, daughter Samuel and Abigail (Whiting) Shuttleworth, born July 25, 1754. He was in the Revolution and took part at Bunker Hill and Monmouth. Mr. Richards moved with his family to Washington, N. H., about 1780. The Rev. Abner Morse, in his Richards Genealogy, gives the following without stating his authority:

Josiah Richards, in the battle of Bunker Hill, fired twenty-four rounds, knocked down a British officer with the butt of his musket and retreated, running directly over the body of Gen. Warren. One night, being on guard, Washington, to test his fidelity, as he was want to do in other cases, appeared before him, whom he challenged with, "Who comes there?" A friend," Washington replied. "Friend, advance and give the countersign." Washington gave the wrong name. "Stand," exclaimed Josiah, "the countersign is not right." "It is of no consequence," said Washington, "I am your commander-in-chief and must pass as I have urgent business." Josiah presented his bayonet and told him if he advanced another step he would run him through. Washington turned, went to the officer of the guard, took his name and the next day sent for him, clapped him on the shoulder adding: "My good fellow, you were faithful and true last night and I will see you promoted."
SOURCE: [32] The Genealogical History of Dover, Massachusetts; pages 199-200.

RICHARDS, Samuel of Roxbury. Roll dated 7th Dec., 1775; Capt. Wm. Draper's Second Roxbury Company, Col. Wm. Heath's Regiment, the 19th day of April, when called to the 3d day of May and then dismissed. Private. SOURCE: [44] The Town of Roxbury, pages 32-33.

RICHARDS, Solomon of Dover. Another son of Josiah, born October 21, 1751, married March 3. 1775, Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Whiting) Richards, born December 12, 1755 and died October 14, 1849. Mr. Richards lived on the homestead on Strawberry hill, but moved with his family to West Roxbury in 1804. Capt. Solomon Richards was for many years commander of a company of cavalry, and an early and zealous Whig. On the morning of the Battle of Lexington he was met, on his way to Boston, with the report that the British were on their march to Concord: and as he was turning his course for Dover, to rally men to the scene of conflict, up rode a man direct from Boston contradicting the report. Capt. Richards instantly marked him for a tory, took him prisoner, bound him upon his own horse and escorted him to the Peacock tavern at Jamaica Plain and detained him until the truth could be known. In the meantime a body of soldiers arrived and demanded the tory that they might handle him during their halt. But Capt. Richards and the tavern-keeper resisted their demands, insisted upon giving the man a trial, and through their well-known patriotism prevailed and saved the man from the gallows, but not from thirty-nine lashes ordered by the court. Richards Genealogy. He died Oct. 9, 1834. SOURCE: [32] The Genealogical History of Dover, Massachusetts; page 200.

RICHARDS, William of Swampscott. SOURCE: [42] Swampscott Soldiers of the Revolution

RICHARDS, William, 2d of Swampscott. SOURCE: [42] Swampscott Soldiers of the Revolution

RICHARDSON, Aaron of Cambridge. 25th Regiment, Continental Army. On list of July 6, 1775; Ensign. On another list of officers, not dated, but made prior to March 15, 1776; 2nd Lieut. SOURCE: [13] The 25th Regiment, "Previous to the arrangement of the army at Cambridge in Nov. 1775, this regiment was designated as the 37th; but after the above mentioned arrangement it was known as the 25th Regiment of the Continental Army." NEHGR, January, 1850, pages 68-69.

RICHARDSON, Abel of Lancaster. Received pension. Died July 17, 1834. SOURCE: History of Lancaster, page 189.

RICHARDSON, Abel of Townshend. Capt. James Hosley's Company. Minute-Men of Col. William Prescott's regiment, who marched to Cambridge. Capt. Henry Farwell's Company, Col. William Prescott's Regiment to the first of August, 1775; Private. SOURCE: [19] History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA, from the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878.

RICHARDSON, Abiel of Royalston. SOURCE: [5] Royalston Rev War Soldiers.

RICHARDSON, Abijah of Royalston. SOURCE: [5] Royalston Rev War Soldiers.

RICHARDSON, Andrew of Townshend. Capt. Henry Farwell's Company, Col. William Prescott's Regiment to the first of August, 1775; Private. SOURCE: [19] History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA, from the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878.

RICHARDSON, Ebenezer of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RICHARDSON, Edmund of Reading. SOURCE: [10] List of Revolutionary Soldiers, Reading, Middlesex Co., MA; Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, pages 693-695.

RICHARDSON, Eleazer of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RICHARDSON, Eliphalet of Royalston. SOURCE: [5] Royalston Rev War Soldiers.

RICHARDSON, Herbert of Reading. SOURCE: [10] List of Revolutionary Soldiers, Reading, Middlesex Co., MA; Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, pages 693-695.

RICHARDSON, Israel of Townshend. Capt. James Hosley's Company. Minute-Men of Col. William Prescott's regiment, who marched to Cambridge. Capt. Henry Farwell's Company, Col. William Prescott's Regiment to the first of August, 1775; Private. SOURCE: [19] History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA, from the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878.

RICHARDSON, Jas. of Bradford. Capt. Nathaniel Gage�s company of minute men; Second Foot Company. Alarm of April 19th, march to Cambridge; Private. SOURCE: [9] An Historical Sketch of Bradford, Mass., in the Revolution. (Including East Bradford, now Groveland.), page 38.

RICHARDSON, John of Methuen. Private, in a company commanded by Maj. Samuel Bodwell, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 1/2 days; also, Sergeant, Capt. John Peabody's co., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance to and from camp, etc., sworn to Nov. 29, 1776; said Richardson credited with allowance for 2 days (40 miles) travel; company drafted from Salisbury, Newburyport, Bradford, Haverhill, Methuen, Boxford, and Andover. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 247.

RICHARDSON, Jos. of Bradford. Capt. Nathaniel Gage�s company of minute men; Second Foot Company. Alarm of April 19th, march to Cambridge; Private. SOURCE: [9] An Historical Sketch of Bradford, Mass., in the Revolution. (Including East Bradford, now Groveland.), page 39.

RICHARDSON, Josiah of Townshend. Capt. James Hosley's Company. Minute-Men of Col. William Prescott's regiment, who marched to Cambridge. SOURCE: [19] History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA, from the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878.

RICHARDSON, Luke of Reading. SOURCE: [10] List of Revolutionary Soldiers, Reading, Middlesex Co., MA; Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, pages 693-695.

RICHARDSON, Moses of Roxbury. On muster roll of Capt. Moses Whiting's Company, Col. John Greaton's Minute Regiment. Served 28 days from April 19, 1775. Private. SOURCE: [44] The Town of Roxbury, pages 32-33.

RICHARDSON, Peter of Gloucester. Capt. John Row's Company, 1775. Private. SOURCE: [27] History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Massachusetts; page 76.

RICHARDSON, Peter of Reading. SOURCE: [10] List of Revolutionary Soldiers, Reading, Middlesex Co., MA; Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, pages 693-695.

RICHARDSON, Solomon of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

RICHARDSON, Stephen of Royalston. SOURCE: [5] Royalston Rev War Soldiers.

RICHARDSON, Thos. of Reading. Left. SOURCE: [10] List of Revolutionary Soldiers, Reading, Middlesex Co., MA; Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, pages 693-695.

RICHARDSON, William of Royalston. SOURCE: [5] Royalston Rev War Soldiers.

RICHARDSON, Wm. of Reading. SOURCE: [10] List of Revolutionary Soldiers, Reading, Middlesex Co., MA; Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, pages 693-695.

RIDER, Benjamin of Oxford. In service at various times. SOURCE: [37] The Records of Oxford, Mass; page 387, 388.

RIDER, Gideon of Framingham. Listed under Non-Commissioned Officers & Privates; A Return of Capt. Nixon's Company of Minute Men, Framingham, Feb. 13, 1775; Corporal. SOURCE: [8] A History of Framingham, Massachusetts, pages 160 and 161.

RIDGWAY, Isaac of Reading. SOURCE: [10] List of Revolutionary Soldiers, Reading, Middlesex Co., MA; Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, pages 693-695.

RIGGS, Aaron of Gloucester. Capt. John Row's Company, 1775. Private. SOURCE: [27] History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Massachusetts; page 76.

RING, Abner of Salisbury. Private, Capt. Henry Morrill's co., Col. Caleb Cushing's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 339.

RING, Daniel of Salisbury. Private, Capt. Henry Morrill's co., Col. Caleb Cushing's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 339.

RING, Eleazer of Chesterfield. He was born Dec. 31, 1749, son of Jonathan; and died May 5, 1814. Samuel served with Washington in the Revolution. He married (1) Elizabeth Spalden, Jan. 22, 1774; (2) Abigail Joslyn in Pembroke, Sept. 23, 1784; and (3) Damarais Johnson, in Sheffield on Sept. 7, 1789. SOURCE: [20] History and Genealogy of the Families of Chesterfield, Massachusetts, page 308.

RING, Jacob of Amesbury. Enlisted prior to Dec. 14, 1776, after a new call was received; received bounty of $30 [page 266]. Enlisted Aug. 23, 1777, with a bounty of �4, 10s [page 270]. SOURCE: [39] The History of Amesbury, 1880; pages 266, 270.

RING, Jarvis of Amesbury. Enlisted prior to Dec. 14, 1776, after a new call was received; received bounty of $30. SOURCE: [39] The History of Amesbury, 1880; page 266.

RING, Jarvis of Salisbury (also given Amesbury). Private, Capt. Timothy Barnard's co., Col. Moses Little's (17th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted July 17, 1775; service, 2 weeks 1 day; also, company return endorsed �Octo'r 9 1775;� age, 16 yrs.; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 11, 1775. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 340.

RING, Jonathan of Chesterfield. Jonathan was born Mar. 1, 1757, and died in Kingston, Dec. 5, 1818. He married Hannah Angell on Nov. 16, 1784. He was a revolutionary soldier and in 1838, Hannah received a widow's pension. SOURCE: [20] History and Genealogy of the Families of Chesterfield, Massachusetts, page 308.

RING, Moses of Gloucester. Capt. Nathaniel Warner's Company, 1775. Private. SOURCE: [27] History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Massachusetts; page 75.

RING, William of Salisbury (also given Amesbury). Private, Capt. Henry Morrill's co., Col. Caleb Cushing's regt., which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days; also, Sergeant, Capt. Timothy Barnard's co., Col. Moses Little's (17th) regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged June 1, 1775; service, 8 weeks 5 days; also, company return endorsed �Octo'r 9 1775;� age, 25 yrs.; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 11, 1775. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 341.

RIODEN, Daniel of Somerset (formerly Swansea). SOURCE: [25] History of the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts; 1940; pages 245-247.

RIPLEY, Hezekiah, Jr. of Hingham. Colonel Bailey's Company. Regular Continental Service; Lieut. 2d Mass. Brigade Qr. in 1783. SOURCE: [14] History of Hingham, Mass., pages 326-374.

RIXFORD, Simeon of Sutton. On list of Officers and Men From Sutton in the Revolutionary War; Private. SOURCE: [31] History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876; page 782.

ROADS, John of Worthington. Capt. Malcom Henry's Co., Col. David Brewer's Regiment; enlisted June 5, 1775 for two months; on list of men joining the Continental Army for the war or until Jan. 1, 1780; joined Capt. Watkins Co., Col. Brewer's Regiment for 3 years. SOURCE: [15] A history of the Town of Middlefield, Massachusetts, Appen. E, page 381.

ROAFF, Benja. of Reading. SOURCE: [10] List of Revolutionary Soldiers, Reading, Middlesex Co., MA; Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, pages 693-695.

ROBBINS, Ebenezer of Oxford. Various engagements in Colonel Holman's Sutton Regiment [pages 384-5]. On list of soldiers in the Continental Army from Oxford near the close of the war [page 388]. SOURCE: [37] The Records of Oxford, Mass; pages 384-385, 388 & [45] Historical Collections, Vol. I, page 201.

ROBBINS, Eli of Sturbridge. On a list of those who served in the war of the Revolution, "and resided in Sturbridge, and partly in Charlton and Dudly, in that part of these towns that was taken to form the town of Southbridge in 1816. Many of these persons served also in the last great French war, commencing in 1754." SOURCE: [45] Historical Collections, Vol. II, pages 45-46.

ROBBINS, Elijah of Dunstable. Capt. Oliver Cummings Company, Col. Simeon Spaulding's Regiment [page 116]. Capt. Oliver Cummings Company. Muster Roll about 1778 [page 126]. SOURCE: [12] A History of The Town of Dunstable, Massachusetts, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Year of Our Lord 1873, pages 116 and 126.

ROBBINS, Ephraim of Groton. Capt. Henry Farwell's Company, Col. William Prescott's Regiment to the first of August, 1775; Private. SOURCE: [19] History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA, from the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878.

ROBBINS, Ichabod of Sturbridge. On a list of those who served in the war of the Revolution, "and resided in Sturbridge, and partly in Charlton and Dudly, in that part of these towns that was taken to form the town of Southbridge in 1816. Many of these persons served also in the last great French war, commencing in 1754." SOURCE: [45] Historical Collections, Vol. II, pages 45-46.

ROBBINS, Job of Ashford, CT. Capt. Shumway's Company. Enlisted by Col. Stovor for Continental Service July 20, 1780. SOURCE: [15] A history of the Town of Middlefield, Massachusetts, Appen. E, page 381.

ROBBINS, John of Lexington. Capt. John Parker's Company. In battle at Lexington. SOURCE: [4] Lexington Minute Men - Roster.

ROBBINS, Joseph of Amherst. Continental Service near West Point, 1780 [page 93]. Ebenezer Kent's company of the eighth division, assembled at Springfield, enlisted summer of 1780 for six months, and to reinforce the Continental Army [page 94]. SOURCE: [33] The History of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts, 1896; pages 93, 94, 611.

ROBBINS, Oliver of Sturbridge. On a list of those who served in the war of the Revolution, "and resided in Sturbridge, and partly in Charlton and Dudly, in that part of these towns that was taken to form the town of Southbridge in 1816. Many of these persons served also in the last great French war, commencing in 1754." SOURCE: [45] Historical Collections, Vol. II, pages 45-46.

ROBERTS, John of Sutton. On list of Officers and Men From Sutton in the Revolutionary War; Sergeant. SOURCE: [31] History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876; page 781.

ROBERTS, John of Sutton. On list of Officers and Men From Sutton in the Revolutionary War; Private. SOURCE: [31] History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876; page 782.

ROBERTSON, John of Georgetown. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. Benjamin Erans, sworn to in Esser Co., Feb. 13, 1778; residence, Georgetown; engaged for town of Salisbury; joined Capt. Baley's co. Col. M. Jackson's regt.; term. 3 years. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 415.

ROBERTSON, William of Somerset (formerly Swansea). SOURCE: [25] History of the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts; 1940; pages 245-247.

ROBERTSON, Jonathan of Sutton. On list of Officers and Men From Sutton in the Revolutionary War; Private. SOURCE: [31] History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876; page 782.

ROBINS, Elijah of Dunstable. Training Band, June 25, 1776. SOURCE: [12] A History of The Town of Dunstable, Massachusetts, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Year of Our Lord 1873, page 118.

ROBINSON, David of Somerset (formerly Swansea). SOURCE: [25] History of the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts; 1940; pages 245-247.

ROBINSON, George of Oxford. Son-in-law of Gen. Learned, was in his brigade, and was killed at the battle of Saratoga. SOURCE: [37] The Records of Oxford, Mass; page 388.

ROBINSON, James of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

ROBINSON, Jonathan of Sutton. On list of Officers and Men From Sutton in the Revolutionary War; Private. SOURCE: [31] History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876; page 782.

ROBINSON, Reuben of Oxford. Was in the service, and died of fever in 1776. SOURCE: [37] The Records of Oxford, Mass; page 388.

ROBINSON, William of Westfield. On list of those who marched from Westfield to join the advance division near Boston, April 20, 1775, in response to the Battle at Lexington. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 408-410.

ROBY, Henry of Lynn. Sergeant. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 579.

ROBY, Thomas of Lynn. Private. SOURCE: [7] History of Lynn, Mass., page 580.

ROCKWOOD, Frost of Oxford. Capt. William Campbell's Company, Col. Ebenezer Learned's regiment, marched to Cambridge April, 1775 [page 383]. Various engagements in Colonel Holman's Sutton Regiment [pages 384-385]. On rolls of Capt. William Campbell's Oxford Company, May 1775 [page 385]. SOURCE: [37] The Records of Oxford, Mass; pages 383, 384, 385 & [45] Historical Collections, Vol. I, page 201.

ROCKWOOD, Joseph of Groton. Company No. 8, Capt. Thomas Warren's Company, Militia of Middlesex County, 1776; 2d Lieut. SOURCE: [19] History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA, from the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878.

ROCKWOOD, Joseph of Oxford. Capt. Jeremiah Kingsbury's company, Colonel Jonathan Holman's regiment, Sept. 27, 1777, when the Militia marched to reinforce Gen. Gates' army [page 382]. SOURCE: [37] The Records of Oxford, Mass; page 382.

RODGERS, John of Somerset (formerly Swansea). SOURCE: [25] History of the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts; 1940; pages 245-247.

ROGERS, John. Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Salisbury for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to camp July 1, 1780; discharged Dec. 14, 1780; service, 5 mos. 25 days, including travel (240 miles) home; also, return of men raised in Essex Co. for Continental service, agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; engaged for town of Salisbury; engaged March 3, 1781; term, 3 years. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 511.

ROGERS, Prince of Ballstown. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col. Joseph North's (2d Lincoln Co.) regt.; residence, Ballstown; engaged for town of Ballstown; joined Capt. Bailey's co.; term, 3 years; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by Capt. Benjamin Evans; residence, Ballstown; engaged for town of Salisbury; joined Capt. Baley's co., Col. M. Jackson's regt.; term, 3 years; also, Private, Capt. James Bancroft's co., Col. Michael Jackson's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 5, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. John Bayley's co., Col. Jackson's regt.; pay abstract dated May 26, 1777; enlisted March 2, 1777; also, Capt. Wade's co., Col. Jackson's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to April 1, 1780; reported deserted April 1, 1780; also, descriptive list of deserters from 8th regt. and part of the 9th regt. commanded by Col. Michael Jackson, dated Jan. 25, 1781; age, 21 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 6 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; occupation, seaman; birthplace, Ballstown; residence, Ballstown; enlistment, during war; reported deserted Feb. -, 1778. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 517.

ROGERS, Simon of Brimfield. SOURCE: [23] A History of Hampden County Massachusetts, Vol I, II, & III.

ROGERS, Thomas of Sutton. On list of Officers and Men From Sutton in the Revolutionary War; Private. SOURCE: [31] History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876; page 782.

ROGERS, Thomas of Westford. Capt. Joshua Parker's Company, William Prescott's Regiment. In battle at Bunker Hill; 2nd Lieutenant. SOURCE: [2] History of the Town of Westford, Massachusetts, page 111.

ROGERS, William of Newbury. Captain of a company of Minutemen, Col. Samuel Gerrish's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; also, Captain, Col. Gerrish's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged April 24, 1775; service, 3 mos. 15 days; also, Captain, Col. Gerrish's regt.; returns of effectives between July 5, 1775, and Aug. 13, 1775, dated Chelsea and Malden; also, return made by said Rogers, Captain, of sheep taken to Pullen's Point, dated Chelsea, Aug. 19, 1775; also, receipt given to Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin, dated Chelsea, Sept. 9, 1775, signed by said Rogers, Captain, 38th regt., for wages for his company; also, Captain, 8th co.; return of casualties of the several companies in the 38th regt. made by Lieut. Col. Loammi Baldwin, dated Chelsea, Sept. -, 1775; also, Captain, Lieut. Col. Baldwin's (late Col. Gerrish's) 38th regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, same regt.; returns of effectives between Sept. 1, 1775, and Dec. 28, 1775, dated Chelsea; also, account of rations allowed officers of the 38th regt., commanded by Lieut. Col. Baldwin, from July 1, 1775, to Dec. 31, 1775, dated Chelsea; said Rogers credited with 184 days allowance; also, account dated Chelsea, Dec. 31, 1775, of the appraisement made by appraisers appointed by Col. Bald win of guns taken for public use from men belonging to the 38th regt. (old army) who left the service Dec. 31, 1775, having been stationed at Chelsea and Medford; also, return of the number of guns wanted in 26th regt., dated Cambridge, Jan. 8, 1776; 20 guns reported as wanted in company of (late) Capt. Rogers; also, receipt dated Chelsea, Feb. 3, 1776, signed by said Rogers and others, for money received of Col. Loammi Baldwin �for Guns Stopt and Priz'd by the Committee on the 31st Day of Decem last agreable to General Orders in the 26 Regt;� also, Captain of a company raised in Newbury, Salisbury, and Topsfield; return made by Aaron Wood, Chairman of a committee appointed in Essex Co. by resolve of June 20, 1776, to raise men to reinforce Continental Army in Canada and New York; also, general order dated Headquarters, Ticonderoga, Sept. 5, 1776, taken from Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Orderly Book; said Rogers, Captain, promoted to Major, Col. Wigglesworth's regt., in the room of Maj. Roberts, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel; also, Major, Col. Edward Wigglesworth's regt.; pay abstract of field and staff officers for travel allowance, etc., from Albany home; 240 miles travel allowed said Rogers; service in Northern department on the �late Campaign;� warrant allowed in Council Jan. 28, 1777; also, copy of a company receipt, given to the Selectmen of Newbury, for wages for 1 1/2 mos. service under said Rogers, Major, at Rhode Island, dated Newbury, Jan. 25, 1779; also, Major, Lieut. Col. Enoch Putnam's regt.; detached Aug. 13, 1781; discharged Nov. 7, 1781; service, 3 mos. 8 days, including 13 days (260 miles) travel home; regiment raised to reinforce Continental Army for 3 months and stationed at West Point. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 526.

ROLF, Benjamin of Amherst. Capt. Reuben Dickinson's company that was attached to Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment and marched to Ticonderoga. They served from July 1, 1776 to March 1, 1777 and received pay at the rate of one penny per mile and one day's pay for each 20 miles [page 82]. SOURCE: [33] The History of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts, 1896; pages 82, 611.

ROLF, Daniel of Amherst. On a list of those not known in the town records but are credited to Amherst. Capt. Reuben Dickinson's company that served for three months and eight days, from May 1 [page 79]. This company took part in the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, but was not in the intrenchments [page 80]. SOURCE: [33] The History of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts, 1896; pages 79, 80, 612.

ROLF [or ROLFE], Enos of Amherst. Capt. Reuben Dickinson's company that was attached to Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment and marched to Ticonderoga. They served from July 1, 1776 to March 1, 1777 and received pay at the rate of one penny per mile and one day's pay for each 20 miles [page 82]. Muster roll of Capt. Reuben Dickson's Company, Col. Porter's Regiment, January 22, 1778; three year enlistment [page 91]. SOURCE: [33] The History of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts, 1896; pages 82, 91, 611.

ROLLINGS, Eliph. of Bradford. Capt. Nathaniel Gage�s company of minute men; Second Foot Company. Alarm of April 19th, march to Cambridge; Private. SOURCE: [9] An Historical Sketch of Bradford, Mass., in the Revolution. (Including East Bradford, now Groveland.), page 39.

ROLLINS, Jesse of Bradford. Capt. Nathaniel Gage�s company of minute men; First Foot Company. Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. Marched to Cambridge, time, 7 days; Private. SOURCE: [9] An Historical Sketch of Bradford, Mass., in the Revolution. (Including East Bradford, now Groveland.), page 37.

ROMEO of Windham. Colored. On list of men belonging to Windham, who performed service in the Continental army and drafted militia during the revolutionary war, for three years. SOURCE: [26] History of the Town of Windham, 1873; page 100.

ROOD, Ezra of Amherst. Col. Ruggles Woodbridge Hampshire County regiment; Reuben Dickinson's company which was one of the first from this vicinity to respond to the Lexington alarm of April 19, 1775; Sergeant [page 78]. The company marched to Cambridge and was in commission eleven days, although some of its members remained longer in service [page 79]. SOURCE: [33] The History of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts, 1896; pages 78, 79, 611.

ROOT, Datis E., Jr. of Westfield. On a list of others who served as soldiers during some part of the war. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 408-410.

ROOT, Jonathan of Westfield. On a list of others who served as soldiers during some part of the war. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 408-410.

ROOT, Joseph, Jr. of Westfield. On a list of others who served as soldiers during some part of the war. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 408-410.

ROOT, Lemuel of Amherst. Continental Service near West Point, 1780 [page 93]. Capt. Dix's company of the seventh division, assembled at Springfield, enlisted summer of 1780 for six months, and to reinforce the Continental Army [page 94]. SOURCE: [33] The History of the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts, 1896; pages 93, 94, 611.

ROOT, Martin of Westfield. On list of those who marched from Westfield to join the advance division near Boston, April 20, 1775, in response to the Battle at Lexington. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 408-410.

ROOT, Samuel of Westfield. On a list of others who served as soldiers during some part of the war. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 408-410.

ROOT, Silas of Westfield. On a list of others who served as soldiers during some part of the war. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 408-410.

ROSS, David of Westfield. On list of those who marched from Westfield to join the advance division near Boston, April 20, 1775, in response to the Battle at Lexington. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 408-410.

ROSS, Peter of Amesbury. Certificate dated Boston, March 7, 1778, signed by Capt. Joseph Page, certifying that he had enlisted said Ross to serve in the Continental Army to the credit of the town of Salisbury in Capt. Burnham's co., Col. Michael Jackson's regt. [above certificate appears on reverse of list of men enlisted out of Capt. Benjamin Evans's co., of Salisbury]; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 15, 1778; Capt. Burnham's co., Col. Michael Jackson's regt.; reported received State bounty; also, Private, Capt. Burnham's co., Col. Michael Jackson's (8th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 15, 1777, to May 3, 1778; residence, Amesbury; reported deserted; also reported not mustered. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 590.

ROUND, Amos of Somerset (formerly Swansea). Sergeant. SOURCE: [25] History of the Town of Somerset, Massachusetts; 1940; pages 245-247.

ROUND, Isaac of Rehoboth. Capt. Cole's Company; service for three years. SOURCE: [34] The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; page 157.

ROUND, John of Rehoboth. Capt. Hix's Company; service for three years. SOURCE: [34] The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; page 157.

ROUND, Oin of Rehoboth. Capt. Martin's Company; service for three years. SOURCE: [34] The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; page 157.

ROUND, Wm. of Rehoboth. Capt. Bullock's Company; service for three years. SOURCE: [34] The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; page 157.

ROW, David of Gloucester. Capt. Nathaniel Warner's Company, 1775. Private. SOURCE: [27] History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Massachusetts; page 75.

ROW, John of Gloucester. Capt. John Row's Company, 1775. Captain. SOURCE: [27] History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Massachusetts; page 75.

ROW, John, Jr. of Gloucester. Capt. John Row's Company, 1775. Private. SOURCE: [27] History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Massachusetts; page 76.

ROW, Jonathan of Gloucester. Capt. John Row's Company, 1775. Corporal. SOURCE: [27] History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Massachusetts; page 75.

ROW, Joshua of Gloucester. Capt. John Row's Company, 1775. Private. SOURCE: [27] History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Massachusetts; page 76.

ROW, William of Gloucester. Capt. John Row's Company, 1775. Private. SOURCE: [27] History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Massachusetts; page 76.

ROWELL, Eliphalet of Sutton. On list of Officers and Men From Sutton in the Revolutionary War; Private. SOURCE: [31] History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876; page 782.

ROWELL, John of Salisbury. Capt. Jonathan Evans's co., Col. James Frye's (1st) regt.; receipt for advance pay, signed by said Rowell and others, dated June 28, 1775; also, Drummer, same co. and regt.; company return dated Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1775. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 627.

ROWELL, Moses of Oxford. Capt. Ebenezer Humphrey, Col. Jacob Davis' regiment; marched July 30, 1780, to Rhode Island "on the alarm;" time of service about thirteen days; Private. SOURCE: [37] The Records of Oxford, Mass; page 390.

ROWLE, Nathan of Springfield. Captain of company in Col. Jacob's regiment. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 40-46.

RUGGLES, Daniel of Acushnet. See Spooner line. SOURCE: [28] A History of the Town of Acushnet, Bristol County, State of Massachusetts; 1907; page 190.

RUGGLES, Edward of Acushnet. See Spooner line. SOURCE: [28] A History of the Town of Acushnet, Bristol County, State of Massachusetts; 1907; page 190.

RUGGLES, Timothy of Acushnet. See Spooner line. SOURCE: [28] A History of the Town of Acushnet, Bristol County, State of Massachusetts; 1907; page 190.

RUMRILL, Ebenezer of Springfield. On a list of names, "all of whom are presumed to have answered the call and enrolled themselves for service", found on reverse side of a formal written announcement of the attack on Lexington, April, 1775. On the list of minute-men of the regular Springfield company, under Maj. Andrew Colton who marched to Boston on April 20, 1775 for service of 10 days; Private. On list of Capt. Gideon Burt's company of April 24, three days after the minute-men had left, enlisted for three months' service; Private. Responded to call in April, 1777, ordering the Hampshire County militia to take part in the expedition against Ticonderoga in Col. David Seward's regiment. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 40-46.

RUMRILL, Joseph of Townshend. Capt. James Hosley's Company. Minute-Men of Col. William Prescott's regiment, who marched to Cambridge. Capt. Henry Farwell's Company, Col. William Prescott's Regiment to the first of August, 1775; Private. SOURCE: [19] History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA, from the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878.

RUMRILL, Joseph, Jr. of Townshend. Capt. James Hosley's Company. Minute-Men of Col. William Prescott's regiment, who marched to Cambridge. SOURCE: [19] History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA, from the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878.

RUMRILL, Nehemiah of Longmeadow. On the list of minute-men of the regular Longmeadow company, under Capt. David Burt who marched to Boston on April 20, 1775 for service of 10 days. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 40-46.

RUNNELS, John of Bradford. Capt. Nathaniel Gage�s company of minute men; Sergt. Kimball's Detachment. Alarm of April 19th, march to Cambridge; 62 miles in 5 days; Private. SOURCE: [9] An Historical Sketch of Bradford, Mass., in the Revolution. (Including East Bradford, now Groveland.), page 40.

RUNNELS, Jos'H of Boxford. Private, Capt. John Peabody's co., Col. Ebenezer Francis's regt.; pay abstract for travel allowance to and from camp, etc., sworn to Nov. 29, 1776; said Runnels credited with allowance for 2 days (42 miles) travel; company drafted from Salisbury, Newburyport, Bradford, Haverhill, Methuen, Boxford, and Andover. SOURCE: [35] Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 13, page 666.

RUSSELL, Abner of Springfield. On a list of names, "all of whom are presumed to have answered the call and enrolled themselves for service", found on reverse side of a formal written announcement of the attack on Lexington, April, 1775. On the list of minute-men of the regular Springfield company, under Maj. Andrew Colton who marched to Boston on April 20, 1775 for service of 10 days; Private. On list of Capt. Gideon Burt's company of April 24, three days after the minute-men had left, enlisted for three months' service; Private. Drafted in 1778 in response to another demand for men, organized and sent to Fishkill, NY. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 40-46.

RUSSELL, Benjamin of Worcester. 1780, returned Dec. 27, 1781 SOURCE: [11] Worcester's Revolutionary Soldiers.

RUSSELL, Ephraim of Groton. Capt. Henry Farwell's Company, Col. William Prescott's Regiment to the first of August, 1775; Private. SOURCE: [19] History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA, from the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878.

RUSSELL, Gideon of Middlefield. Capt. Selden's Company, Col. Webb, 3rd Conn. Regiment; December, 1782. SOURCE: [15] A history of the Town of Middlefield, Massachusetts, Appen. E, page 381.

RUSSELL, Joseph of Brimfield. SOURCE: [23] A History of Hampden County Massachusetts, Vol I, II, & III.

RUSSELL, Peltiah of Coos. Capt. Henry Farwell's Company, Col. William Prescott's Regiment to the first of August, 1775; Private. SOURCE: [19] History of the Town of Townsend, Middlesex County, MA, from the Grant of Hathorn's Farm, 1676-1878.

RUSSELL Phillip of Lexington. Capt. John Parker's Company. In battle at Lexington. SOURCE: [4] Lexington Minute Men - Roster.

RUSSELL, Stephen of Springfield. On list of Capt. Gideon Burt's company of April 24, 1775, three days after the minute-men had left, enlisted for three months' service; Private. SOURCE: [40] A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1902; pages 40-46.

RUSSELL, Wm. of Reading. SOURCE: [10] List of Revolutionary Soldiers, Reading, Middlesex Co., MA; Genealogical History of the Town of Reading, Massachusetts, pages 693-695.

RUST, James of Chebacco. Prisoner at Halifax. Died in 1778. SOURCE: [16] History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton, page 150.

RUST, William of Ipswich. "died on board the prison-ship in New York", before Mar 1, 1783. SOURCE: [16] History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton, page 151.

RYLE, Nicholas of Rehoboth. Capt. Hill's Company; service for three years. SOURCE: [34] The History of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; page 157.

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