Colonel Joseph Cilley1

#161, b. 4 January 1791, d. 16 September 1887
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Col. Joseph Cilley
Colonel Joseph Cilley was born on 4 January 1791 at Nottingham, Rockingham, New Hampshire.2,1,3 He was the son of Major Greenleaf Cilley and Jennie Nealley.1 He married Elizabeth Plumer Williams, daughter of Nathaniel Williams and Anna Cilley, on 15 December 1824.1,4 He died on 16 September 1887 at Nottingham at age 96.3,5 He was buried at Square Cemetery, Nottingham, Rockingham, New Hampshire.3

Colonel Joseph Cilley appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Nottingham enumerated 9 September 1850, Joseph, age 59, born in New Hampshire, a farmer with real estate valued at $10000; household members include children Nathaniel, Ann, Enoch, Victoria, Jennie, Joseph, Jonathan, Frederick, mother Jane and Mary Dame.6
Colonel Joseph Cilley appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Nottingham enumerated 7 June 1860, Joseph, age 69, born in New Hampshire, a farmer with real estate valued at $15000 and personal property of $10000; household members include children Enoch, Joseph, Jennie, Frederick, mother Jane and Mary Dame.7
Colonel Joseph Cilley appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Nottingham enumerated 11 June 1870, Joseph, age 79, born in New Hampshire, a farmer with real estate valued at $10000 and personal property $5000; household members include children Enoch, Jennie, Joseph; Mary Dame and Joseph Bartlet.8
Colonel Joseph Cilley appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Nottingham enumerated 2 June 1880, Joseph, age 89, born in New Hampshire, a widower, disabled: wounded in thigh in 1812; household members include children Joseph and his wife Mary, their children Elizabeth and Joseph, and two servants John Ayer and Cora James.9
Colonel Joseph Cilley was born in 1791 in Nottingham and was educated at Atkinson Academy. He served, with distinction, in the Army during the War of 1812 and fought in many of the battles. Some of which are Satchett's Harbor, Chrysler's Field, Chippewa, and Lundy's Lane. In 1846 he was elected by the New Hampshire legislature to the U.S. Senate.
Joseph was grandson of General Joseph and Sarah Longfellow Cilley. She died in 1811, so that he remembered his grandmother perfectly. Colonel Cilley lived to be past ninety years of age, (96) and in his later days delighted to talk of his grandmother. He said he had visited the old garrison with her, in which she lived during Indian times with her parents. One thing that impressed his boyish mind strongly was the huge chimney, with the immense fireplaces, in the corners of which one or two could sit comfortably. The kitchen had a dresser, so called, which filled the place of the modern sideboard. Its capacious shelves were filled with shining pewter platters and plates and other household utensils. The floors were sanded with white sea sand and were kept scrupulously clean. When company was to be entertained the white sand was switched into pretty figures with hemlock brooms, by the skillful hands of the housewife or her maids.10
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The Cilley Family published in 1878.1
Memoirs and Services of Three Generations published in 1909.10

Children of Colonel Joseph Cilley and Elizabeth Plumer Williams

Citations

  1. J. P. Cilley. The Cilley Family. Augusta, ME: n.pub., 1878.
  2. Rev. Elliott C. Cogswell. History of Nottingham, Deerfield, and Northwood, NH. Manchester: John B. Clark, 1878.
  3. Nottingham Square Cemetery, Nottingham, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Gravestone, Col. Joseph Cilley.
  4. Nottingham Square Cemetery, Nottingham, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Gravestone, Elizabeth W. Cilley.
  5. Richard Cilley. History and Genealogy of the Cilley Family, 1563-1978. Lake Geneva, WI: Richard Cilley, 1978.
  6. 1850 Federal Census of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule. Micropublication M432:437. Washington: National Archives.
  7. 1860 Federal Census of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule. Micropublication M653:678. Washington: National Archives.
  8. 1870 Federal Census of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule. Micropublication M593:848. Washington: National Archives.
  9. 1880 Federal Census of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, population schedule. Micropublication T9:767. Washington: National Archives.
  10. Unknown author. Memoirs and Services of Three Generations. N.p.: Privately printed, 1909.
  11. Nottingham Square Cemetery, Nottingham, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Gravestone, Jennie O. Cilley.
  12. Nottingham Square Cemetery, Nottingham, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Gravestone, Jonathan Cilley.