Methuen History


Revolutionary War Roster

Methuen Militias

During the Revolutionary War

Whareas milartrary Exercise hath been much nelicked We the Subcrbers being the first comptrey in Methuen Do Covenant and Engage To from our sevels in to a Bodey in order to Larn the manual Exercise To be Subegat To Such officers as the Comptrey shall chuse by Voat in all constutenel marsher according to our Chattaers.

Methuen ye 6th of octr 1774.

James Jones,

Ichabod Perkins,

James Wilson,

Timothy Eaton,

Ebenezer Colton,

Thomas Runnels,

Henry Morss,

Samuel Messer,

Daniel Messer,

Nathl Haseltine,

Richard Hall,

Samuel Parker,

Stephen Webster, Jr.,

Jacob Messer,

Daniel R. Whittier,

Samuel Webber,

Jacob Hall,

Amos Gage,

John Cross,

Nathan Russ,

Richard Jaques,

Silas Brown,

William Whittier,

John Marsten, Jr.,

Nathaniel Smith Messer,

James Silver, Jun.,

Abiel How,

Timothy Emerson,

Joshua Emerson, Jr.,

Robert Hastings,

James Chase,

Nath. Herrick,

Joseph Hastings,

the ferst Compyney in Methuen meat att Mr. Ebeh Carlton'sin order To Chuse officers, and thay chose Lieut. Benj'm Hall moderator. they Chose Mr. James Jones for thar Capt. Mr. Ichobied Perkins furst Lent. Mr. James Wilson Sonent Lent. Mr. Sam L. Messer Ens. Mr. Nath ll. Messer Jr. Clark for said Compyney.


Clark for sd. Metten

methuen ye 6 of Octor 1774.

"Capt. John Davis' Company, in Col. Frye's Regt. enlisted Feb. 14th, 1775 " :

 Capt., John Davis
1st Lieut., Nath'l Herrick
2d " Eliphalet Bodwell,
Sergt., Eleazer Carleton,
"         Richard Hall,
"         Francis Swan,
"         Jona. Barker,
Corp'l, Jonathan Baxter,
"         William Stevens,
"         John Davison,
"         Joshua Emerson,
Amos Harramon,
Daniel Morse,
James Ordway,
Ebenezer Herrick,
Daniel Messer,
Nathan Russ,
James Ingalls,
James Davison,
Amos Gage, drummer,
Joseph Morse,
Dudley Noyes,
James Campbell,
Silas Brown,
Enos Kings

This muster roll made for seven days from April 19th.
                                                Sworn to. JOHN DAVIS.  49

"Muster roll of the following number or party of men that belonged to Methuen, in the County of Essex, on the alarm on the 19th of April, 1775, and never joined to any particular commanding officer":


Capt., James Mallon,

Abner Morrill,

Isaac Austin,

Isaac Austin, Jr.,

Benj. Herrick,

Peter Harris,

Joseph Griffin,

Francis Richardson,

Elisha Parker,

John Parker, Jr.,

Isaac Hughs,


The pay roll of the company under the command of Major Samuel Bodwell, exhibited in consequence of the alarm on the 19th of April":


1st Lieut., David Whittier,

2d " Nath. Pettengill,

Ensign, Enoch Merrill,

Clerk, John Hughs,

Sergt., John Mansur,

Wm. Gutterson,

Nath'I Pettengill,

Thomas Pettengill,

Dudley Pettengill,

Daniel Tyler,

John Pettengill, Jr.,

Sam'l Cross,

John Bodwell,

Parker Richardson,

Thos. Dow,

Wm. Bodwell,

Wm. Morse,

John Barker,Simeon Dow,

Samuel Cole,

Samuel Hughs,

John Pettengill,

John Webber,

Benj. Mastin,


"Capt. James Jones' pay roll for the campaign on the defence of the country at the battle at Concord, made at the rate of 28 days per month, 4 days' service ":


Capt., James Jones,

Lieut., Ichabod Perkins,

" Nathan Perley,

" Ephraim Clark,

" Jacob Messer,

Sergt., Timothy Eaton,

Corp., Nath'l Haseltine,

" Elijah Carleton,

" Simeon Cross,

Drummer, John Kelly,

Abiel Cross,

William Page,

Moses Sargent,

James Fry,

Thomas Herrick,

Joseph Granger,


In the Company of Capt. Charles Furbush


Theodore Emerson,

Isaac Maloon,

Jos. Pettengill,

Abraham P. Silver,

James Silver,

John Hancock,

Nehemiah Kidah,

Daniel Pettengill.


Total 156

Cambridge, Oct, 5, 1775.

"Return of the men's names, when they enlisted, and where they belonged. Belonging to Capt. John Davis' Company. in Col. Frye's Regiment:


Capt., John Davis,

1st Lieut., Nath'l Herrick,

2d " Eliphalet Bodwell,

Major, Jonathan Barker,

Serg., Ebenezer Carleton,

"         Richard Hall,

"         Francis Swan,

"         Peter Barker,

Corp., Jonathan Baxter,

"         William Stevens,

"         Joshua Emerson,

"         John Davison,

Abraham Anness,

John Asten,

Silas Brown,

Parker Bodwell,

David Bailey,

Dudley Bailey,

Timothy Chellis,

David Corliss, 

James Ordway,

Samuel Parker,

Thomas Pace,

Nathan Russ,

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Kimball Calton,

Richard Currier,

Ebenezer Eaton,

Simeon Hasttins,

John How, Jr.,

Farnum Hall,

Ephraim Clark,

William Runels,

Asa Currier,

Nathaniel Messer,

Ebenezer Messer,

Nathan Perley,

John Keley,

Asa Messer,

John Eaton,

John Davison,

William Stevens,

Simeon Cross,

Francis Swan, Junr,

James Davison,

Jacob How,

Elijah Carlton,

Joseph How,

Jonathan How,

Asa Morss,

Oliver Emerson,

Timothy How,

Isaac Barker,

Nathl Clark,

John Merrill,

Abiel Cross,

Theodore Emerson.

Asa Morse,

Eben'r Pingrief,
Simeon Tyler,
Joseph Jackson,
Aaron Noyes,
Parker Bodwell,
Solomon Jennings,
Joshua Bodwell,
Dudley Bailey,
James Silver,
Joseph Hibbard,
Prince Johnnot,
Daniel Jennings,
Wm. Whitcher,
Nathan Swan,
Peter Barker,
Peter Webster,
John Swan,
Daniel Bailey,
Thomas Bace,
Jeremiah Stevens,
Ebenezer Sargent,
John Merrill,
Samuel Barker, Fifer.

Timothy Chellis,
---- Bodwell, 3d,
------------Austin, Jr.,
------------Parker, Jr.,
Obadiah Morse,
Wm. Russ, Jr.,
Wm. McCleary,
Hezekiah Parker,
Jesse Barker,
Moses Morse,
James Dennis

Elijah Sargent,

Joshua Stevens,

John Whittier, Jr.,

Abel Merrill,

Joseph Morrill,

John Richardson,

Wm. Richardson,

Nath'I Hibbard,

James Hibbard,

Bodwell Ladd,

John Ladd,

Stephen Barker,

Mitchell Davis,

Eben'r Barker,

Nehemiah Barker,

Sam'l Richardson,

Enoch Cheney,

Jona. Barker, Jr.,

Benj. Stevens, J.,

John Hibbard, Jr.,

Wm. Hibbard

Isaac Barker,

Day Emerson,

Joseph Perkins,

Jona. How,

Nath'I S. Clark,

John Tippets, 3d,

Oliver Emerson,

James Messer,

Henry Mors,

Stephen Webster, Jr.,

Elisha Perkins,

Job Pingrey,

Joseph Cross, Asa Cross,

John Morris,

Kimball Carleton.

John Swan,

Nathan Swan,

Jeremiah Stevens,

James Silver,

Simeon Tyler,

Amos Gage, Drummer,

Samuel Barker, Fifer,

James Campbell,

James Davison,

Mitchel Davis,

Amos Harriman,

Lazarus Hubbard,

Ebenezer Herrick,  Died June 17.

Joseph Hibbard,  Died June 20.-

James Ingalls,  Died July 8.

Dudley Noyes,

Aaron Noyes,

Peter Webster,

James Woodbury,

Ebenezer Sargent,

Ebenezer Pingrief,

Joshua Bodwell,  In train June 17.

Solomon Jennings,  In train June, 17.