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Cilley, Joseph (1734-1799)

Name: Cilley, Joseph (1734-1799)

Title: Member of provincal congress of New Hampshire
Colonel in Continental Army, 1st New Hampshire (4/2/1777)
Major General in local militia, 1786-1792
Member of the New Hampshire Constitutional Convention, 1791
Justice of the peace and of the quorum for Rockingham County
State Senator, 1790-1791
State Representative, 1792
Councillor, 1797-98
Treasurer, Vice President, President of the Order of Cincinnati in NH

Other Names: General Joseph Cilley / Major General Joseph Cilley

Born: 00/00/1734

Birthplace: Nottingham, NH

Died: 08/25/1799

Death Location: Nottingham, NH

Residence: Nottingham, NH

Nationality: American

Occupation: Farmer
Town officer
Military officer

Father: Cilley, Joseph (Captain) (1701-1789)

Mother: Rollins, Alice (1701-1801)

Relations: Siblings:
Cilley, Alice (m. Enoch Page)
Cilley, Abigail (m. Captain Z. Butler)
Cilley, Cutting (Captain ) (1738-1825 m. Martha Morrill, 12 children)
Father-in-law: Jonathan Longfellow.
Made great friends with LaFayette and other French officers.
Descendent: Donald A. Cilley (2905 Hostetler St, Raleigh, NC 27609)

Spouse: Longfellow, Sarah (1739-1811), November 4, 1756

Children: Cilley, Sarah (11/16/1757-12/7/1833) m. Thomas Bartlett, Colonel/Judge, children)
Cilley, Bradbury (Major) (2/1/1760-12/17/1831, m. Martha Poor daughter of Enoch Poor, no children)
Cilley, Jonathan (3/8/1762-? m. Dorcas Butler, 7 children)
Cilley, Joseph (11/19/1764-12/3/1779, no children)
Cilley, Greenleaf (3/5/1767-2/25/1808, m. Jennie Nealley; children)
Cilley, Daniel (3/12/1769-12/4/1842) (m. Hannah Plumer sister of Governor William Plumer, 8 children including a set of twins, lived in Epson, New Hampshire)
Cilley, Elizabeth Ann (7/19/1771-12/8/1809) (aka Betsey) (m. Samuel Plumer brother of Governor William Plumer; res. Epping NH; 7 children)
Cilley, Jacob (Major) (7/19/1773-1/22/1831 m. Harriet Poor daughter of Enoch Poor, 2 children)
Cilley, Anna (5/22/1775-5/18/1810)
Cilley, Hortio Gates (12/12/1777-11/26/1837 m. Sally Jenness)

Notes: A Sketch of General Joseph Cilley's life by Governor William Plumer, later published by Cilley's grandson, Bradbury P. Cilley is included in the people files.
Death attributed to a severe attack of colic.
Father was from Isle of Shoals, one of the original settlers of Nottingham.

J. P. Cilley. The Cilley Family. Augusta, ME:, 1878, 6-7.

Elliott C. Cogswell. History of Nottingham, Deerfield, and Northwood, Comprised Within the Original Limits of Nottingham, Rockingham County, N.H... (Manchester: John B. Clarke, 1878), 180-183.

Vital Records, New Hampshire State Archives

Cilley Burying Ground, Nottingham, NH

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