SOLDIERS

IN

KING PHILIP'S WAR

Chapter 17, Part VII 

A List of ye Soldiers yt were in ye Fall Fight under Capt. Wm Turner, approved off by ye Committee of ye Gen. Court. (Dated June, 1736.)

Allexander, Nathll

N. Hampt.

Alvard, Thoms

Hadfield

Atherton, Hope

Hatfield

Ashdown, John

-

Arms, William

Hadley

Baker, Timothy

North

Bedortha, Samll

Springfield.

Bennett, James

South Hampton

Barber, John

Springfield

Burnap, John

-

Bradshaw, John

Medford

Burnitt, John

Windham

Bushrod, Peter

Northampton

Boultwood, Samll

Hadley

Bardwell, Robtt

Hatfield

Ball, Samll

Springfield

Burton, Jacob

N. Hampt.

Beers, Richard

of Watertown, eldest son of Elnathan Beers

Belding, Samll

-

Clap, Preserved

Northampton

Fowler, Joseph

North

Flanders, John

-

Foot, Nathll

Hatfield

Gleason, Isaac

Spring

Grover, Simon

Boston

Gerrin,1 Peter

North

Griffin, Joseph

Roxbury

Hitchcock, John

Springfield

Hitchcock, Luke

Springfield

Hadlock, John

-

Hoit, David

Hadley

Hawks, John

Hadley

Hawks, Eleazr

Hadley

Howard, William

North

Harrison, Isaac

Hadley

Hughs, George

Spring

Hinsdell, Experience

Hadley

Hodgman, Edward

Spring

Hunt, Samll

Billerica

Harwood, James

-

Ingram, John

Hadley

Jones, Saml

-

Jones, Robert

-

Jilett, Samll

Hatfield

James, Abell

North

King, John

North

Keett, Franc

Northamton

Kellogg, Joseph

Hadley

Lee, John

Westfield

Lyman, John

North

Leeds, Joseph

Dorchester

Leonard, Josiah

Spring

Langbury, John

North

Lyon, Thomas

North

Miller, John

North

Merry, Cornelius

North

Morgan, Isaac

Springfield

Morgan, Jonathan

Spring

Miller, Thomas

Spring

1 In the Northampton records Peter Jerrin. In Hull's accounts two persons appear in different places, Peter Jennings and Peter Gennings. This may be one of the two

Mun, James, Alive

Colchester

Mun, John

Deerfield

Monteague, Peter

Hadley

Mattoon, Phillip

Hadley

Man, Josiah

-

Nims, Godfrey

North

Newbury, Tryall

Boston

Old, Robert,

Spring

Chapin, Japhett

Springfield

Crow, Samll

Hadley

Crowfott, Joseph

Springfield

Clark, William

Northampton

Church, John,

Hadley

Coleman, Noah

Hadley

Chamberlain, Benja.

Hadley

Chamberlain, Joseph

-

Colfax, John

Hatfield

Cunnaball, John

Boston

Chase, John

Almsbury

Coleby, John

Almsbury

Dickenson, John

Hadley

Drew, Wm

Hadley

Dickenson, Nehemiah

Hadley

Dunkin, Jabez

Worcester

Edwards, Benja

North

Elgar, Thomas

Hadley

Fuller, Joseph

Newtown

Feild, Samuel

Hatfield

Forster, John

North

Pumroy, Medad,

North

Price, Robert,

North

Pike, Joseph

Spring

Pumroy, Caleb

North

Preston, John

Hadley

Pratt, John

Malden

Pressey, John

Almsbury

Pearse, Nathl

Woburn

Rogers, Henery

Spring

Roberts, Thomas

North

Ransford, Samll

North

Ruggles, George

North

Read, Thomas

Westford

Roper, Ephra

-

Siky, Nathll

-

Suttleife, Nathll

Hadley

Stebins, Samll

Springfield

Stebins, Benoni

North

Stebins, Thomas

Springfield

Smeade, Wm

Northampton

Smith, John

Hadley

Stephenson, James

Springf

Seldin, Joseph

Hadley

Scott, Wm

Hatfield

Salter, John

Charlestown

Simonds, John

-

Smith, Richd.1

-

Turner, Capt. Wm

now Swan'y

Tay, Isaiah, Lt.

Boston

Thomas, Benja

Spring

Taylor, John

-

Taylor, Jonathan

Springd

Tyley, Samll

-

Veazy, Samll

Braintree

Wright, James

North

Webb, John

North

Webb, Richard

North

Waite, Benjamin

Hatfield

Witteridge, John

North

Walker, John

North

Webber, Eleazr

-

Wattson, John

-

Wells, Thomas

Hadley

White, Henry

Hadley

Warriner, Joseph

Hadley

Wells, Jonathan

Hadley

Worthington, Wm

-

Endorsement of the committee:

By ye best Accott we can come at ye foregoing is a true list of ye Soldiers yt were in ye falls fight wth ye Indians under Capt. Turner & for ought appears to us at present yer Descendants according to ye acts of ye General Court are to be admitted to share in ye Grant of ye township above Deerfield granted them.

The following list of claimants was admitted June 23d, 1736, and the name of John Scott, of Elbows, was added, doubtless before the report was accepted, and the figures also were changed. Thos. Wells, of Deerfield, was then appointed agent for the proprietors. (1 This name is in the margin, and was added after the list was made out.)
Lots were drawn to the claimants according to the above list, and the settlement progressed. A previous grant to Mr. Fairweather of five hundred acres, together with much mountainous and waste land, reduced the original grant of six miles square to a tract of far less value, so that in 1741, when new claimants began to appear, the proprietors petitioned for and obtained another tract lying contiguous, a "gore" not yet covered by any previous grant. Two new claimants, Samuel Coleby, eldest son of Samuel Coleby, of Almsbury, and Tryall Newbury, of Malden, were admitted to first choice of lots on the new tract, by act of the Court August 1, 1741. Perhaps later claimants were admitted. The grant embraced the present town of Bernardston (at first called "Falltown"), Colraine, Leyden, etc. The names of descendants stand first in the list.

A list of Soldiers and Descndts of such as are Deceased that were in the fight called the falls fight above Dearfield who are intituled to the township granted by the Generall Court, as follows:

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