1812 Land Deed Major Thomas Lawrence Bunker Hill Antique Manuscript
This is a land deed between John Bullard, Jr and the widow and sons of Thomas Stimpson Lawrence for a plot of land in Pepperell, Massachusetts. The two men who signed this deed are Major Thomas Lawrence - Rebecca's father-in-law - (witness) who fought in the Revolutionary War and was wounded at Bunker Hill and Lt. John Walton as a witness and also as the JOP for Pepperell, MA.
Information on both men are below:
Lawrence, Thomas, Pepperell. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt. Wood's co.. Col. Jonathan Reed's (6th Middlesex Co.) regt.; residence, Pepperell; joined Capt. Brown's co., Col. Jackson's regt.; term, 3 years; a^so, Fife Major, Capt. Brown's co., Col. Michael Jackson's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779;credited to town of Pepperell ; reported as serving 16 mos. as Fifer, 16 mos. as Fife Major ; also, list of men belonging to Col. Michael Jackson's (Mass. Line) regt., returned probably in 1779; Capt. James Keith's co.; rank, Fife Major.
John Walton - witness and JOP: the rest of his military history will be included in this deed when purchased.
Walton, John. Cambridge. Lieutenant, Capt. Samuel Thatcher's co. of militia. Col. Gardner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also. Captain, 3d (Cambridge) co.. Col. Thatcher's (1st Middlesex Co.) regt. of Mass. militia ; list of officers chosen by the several companies m said regiment, dated Watertown, April 26, 1776 ; ordered in Council April 29, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned April 29, 1776 ; also, list dated Cambridge, May 11, 1776, of men who served as guards to prevent the rescue of prisoners ; also, Captain, 1st co.. Col. Eleazer Brooks's regt. ; list of officers of a regiment drafted from Middlesex Co. militia and ordered to march to Horse Neck by Brig. Oliver Prescott Sept. 26, 1776 ; also, same regt. ; return dated Oct. 31, 1776 ; said Walton reported as in camp and fit for duty ; also, same regt.; engaged Sept. 27, 1776; discharged Nov. 16, 1776; service, 62 days (also given 2 mos. 1 day) , including 11 days (223 miles) travel home ; order for payment of amount of roll dated at North Castle and signed by Col. Brooks; also. Captain; engaged Dec. 9, 1776; discharged Dec. 21, 1776; service, 12 days; company detached for service at Noddle's Island; also, warrant from said Walton, Captain, to Sergt. Joseph Bates, dated Aug. 4, 1777, directing him in consequence of orders received from Col. Thatcher to warn the train band of said Walton's co. to be ready at a moment's notice to march with 6 days provisions and to make return of the deficiencies of equipments ; also, return made to Capt. Sterns by said Walton, Captain, dated Cambridge, Sept. 30, 1777, of men belonging to his company who had engaged to serve as guards at Boston, Charlestown, Cambridge, Medford, Roxbury, and Dorchester; also, return made by said Walton, Captain, to Capt. Brooks, dated Cambridge, Nov. 5, 1777,
It is also possible that John Bullard, Jr also served with his uncle, Samuel Bullard.
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