May, Samuel. The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass., 1638-1888Page 227 (Joel Munsell's Sons, 1890) No 532 David Sears of Sandisfield, laborer, age 18, 5 ft. 9 in. height, light complexion, brown hair, enlisted in Capt Robins' Co., in Col Ashby's Regt, 2 Jul 1780, and was discharged 5 Jan 1781, having served 6 mos. 7 days, travel 75 miles from home, wages £12.9.4; he was in Capt John Barrows' Co., Col Caleb Hyde's Regt, and served at Stillwater, NY, 20-28 Oct 17__; 9 days, 60 miles travel. Rev EH Sears says:"He enlisted in the war of the Revolution, was in Washington's Army, and passed through the trying scenes of the New Jersey Campaign."
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