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Obadiah Higgins served as a private in Capt. Abijah Bangs's CO., Col. Nathaniel Freeman's regt.; pay roll for October, 1777, dated Harwich; served 31 days on a secret expedition to Rhode Island. He served again as private in Capt. Joseph Franklin's CO., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted Oct. 19, 1779; discharged Dec. 31, 1779; service 2 months, 12 days at Rhode Island; also in same co. and regt.; pay roll for December, 1779, sworn to at Rehoboth; service 22 days at Rhode Island; also same co. and regt.; pay roll for December, 1779, allowing 1 month, 5 days' service at Rhode Island, including travel (98 miles) hpme.
The name of Obadiah Higgins appears also in a descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of six months, agreeable to the resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover at Springfield, July 18, 1780; age 19 years; stature five feet, eight inches; **complexion ruddy** (Mahogany); engaged for the town of Eastham; marched to camp July 18, 1780, under command of Joseph Brown, Esq.; also pay roll for 6 months, men raised by the town of Eastham for service in the Continental Army during 1780; service 4 months, 25 days. "•