Also at NARA Waltham, I was able to find the Compiled Service Records of Elisha Freeman and his younger brother, John Freeman. I was able to obtain their service records based on a citation from the Freeman genealogy Freeman Families of New England by Robert Freeman.

The records state that Elisha Freeman was a Corporal in Peter Olcott’s Regiment of Vermont Militia. As a militia man, he service was sporadic. On 13 Aug 1777 he was listed in Thetford, Vermont and was there to help the people of Strattford in their retreat. He was also listed in Windsor as fighting when they Enemy came to Royalton on 16 October 1780. Finally, he was listed in Norwich when the enemy came to Peacham on 9 March 1781. He was not injured during this time. There is also a Private Elisha Freeman of the same regiment who is filed under a Moode Freeman.

Source: Elisha Freeman, compiled military service record (Corporal, Peter Olcott’s Regiment, Vermont Militia), in Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served In The American Army During the Revolutionary War, Microfilm M881, Roll No. 896.

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The record states that John Freeman was a regular in the army. He was a private in Colonel Timothy Bedel’s Company in his regiment Rangers, which was formed in New Hampshire in 1775. He served for 6 months and 17 days from June 15 1775 till December 31 1775. He was 24 in 1775 according to his listing on the pay roll in Hanover. He was not injured.

Source: John Freeman, compiled military service record (Private, Timothy Bedel’s Rangers, New Hampshire), in Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served In The American Army During the Revolutionary War, Microfilm M881, Roll No. 535.

Copyright (c) 2009 by Jake Fletcher

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