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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Early Muster Rolls - Holden, Mass. (new file)
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 15:00:06 EDT
Subject: Rev. War Muster Roll - Capt. John Biglo Co. of Holdin, Mass.
Source: The History of Holden, Mass., 1684-1894
by David Foster Estes & Samuel Chebery Damon
"A muster Roll of a Detachment of men from Captain John Biglo Company of
Holden, of Colonel
John Chandler, Jr. Regiment that marched on the late alarm for the relief of
Henry under the command of John Biglo as their Captain who marched from
Holden to Sheffield,
being 113 miles out."
All served 17 days closing August 19, 1758.
John Bigelow, Captain
Samuel Hubbard, Ensign
John Child, Sergeant
Joseph Greenwood, Sergeant
Isaac Smith, Sergeant
Simon Davis, Sergeant
William Flagg, Corporal
Andrew Smith, Corporal
Paul Raymond, Corporal
Moses Wheeler, Corporal.
In 1759 the following served nearly nine months each:
1st Lieut. Ebenezer Fletcher
Sgt. Samuel Bigelow
John Woodward and Ebenezer Goodnow also served the same year.
In 1760, "Richard Miles, born in Ireland, 36 yrs" enlisted for the reduction
In 1761, there served in "Thomas Cowdine's Company" until December 2nd:
.Noah Cotton enlisted June 20th
.Thomas Cotton, June 30th
.Thomas Crage, June 18th
.James Crage, June 18th
.William McMaster, June 18th
.Robert Trane, June 30th.
Isaac Whitney served from June 29th to November 17th.
In the same company the next year - 1762
Sgt. Job Harris was mustered March 17th.
Nathan Bigelow was mustered March 22nd.
James Cutler was mustered March 24th
Isaiah Sprout was mustered March 22nd.
p.163 MILITARY AFFAIRS.
The service of all ending November 10th, 1762. In 1766, Ithamar Goodenough
served in Captain Fay's Company.
When "the embattled farmers stood, and fired the shot heard round the
its echoes roused two companies from Holden, both of which marched April 19,
"Roll of Major Paul Raymond's Company of Militia who marched from Holden in
of Worcester to Cambridge on the 19th of April AD 1775. Said Company belongs
first Regiment in said County."
Paul Raymond, Major.
Nat. Harrington, Lieutenant.
John Child, Jr., 2d Lieutenant.
Ebenezer Estabrook, Sargeant.
Elisha Mirick, Sergeant.
Samuel Chaffin, Sergeant.
Israel Davis, Jr.
Samuel Estabrook, Jr.
"Roll of the minute company in Holden, Capt. James Davis, in Colonel
Regiment. Marched April 19th, 1775."
James Davis, Capt.
Samuel Thompson, 1st Lieut.
Samuel Hubbard, 2d Lieut.
Francis Willson, Sgt.
Daniel Grout, Corp.
Henry Taft, Corp.
Noah Haven, Corp.
Seth Snow, Corp.
Artemas Dryden, Fifer.
p.164 HISTORY OF HOLDEN.
Isaiah Cheney, Jr.
Elijah Rice, Jr.
Holden soldiers served constantly and everywhere during the whole
The number serving in the Continental Army was sixty-five and ninety-seven
served for a larger or shorter time as militia.
The list of soldiers in the Continental army, from Holden, was as follows:
Davis, Thomas, Corporal.
Dryden, Artemas, Fifer.
Harrington, Nathan, 1st Lt.
Heywood, Lemuel, Captain.
Holt, Ephraim, Jr.
Homes, William Thomas.
p.165 MILITARY AFFAIRS.
Hubbard, Abel, Corp.
Hubbard, Samuel, 2d Lieut.
Stearns, Increase, Jr.
Webb, George, Captain.
The List of Militia men called into active service during the War of the
Revolution is as follows:
Black, Jacob, Corp.
Black, John, Corp.
Brown, Isaiah, 1st Lieut.
Chaffin, Samuel, Sgt.
Cheney, Isaiah, Jr.
Cheney, Solomon C.
Child, John, Jr., 2nd Lieut.
Davis, Israel, Jr.
Davis, James, Jr.
Estabrook, Ebenezer, Sgt.
Estabrook, Samuel, Jr.
Fisk, Jonathan, Sgt.
Grout, Daniel, Sgt.
Haven, Noah, Sgt.
Heard, William, Fifer.
p.166 HISTORY OF HOLDEN.
Hubbard, Elisha, Sgt.
Lovell,2 Asa. - 2. also written Lowell.
Mead, Benjamin, Jr.
Mirick, Elisha, Sgt.
Obens, John, Sgt.
Partridge, Jesse, Corp.
Raymond, Paul, Major.
Rice, Elijah, Jr.
Shepherd, Nathaniel, Corp.
Snow, Seth, Corp.
Taft, Henry, Corp.
Thompson, Samuel, Corp.
Willson, Francis, Ensign.
The records show that the Revolution brought heavy financial burdens. Amid
difficulties always incident to a new settlement, the distresses and
inseparable from war, and the constant loss arising from a depreciating curr-
ency, the little town, not forty years old and as yet numbering scarce seven
hundred inhabitants, found it no easy matter to do what must be done in the
way of furnishing and supporting troops.
End - Holden Revolutionary War Rosters.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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