Bradbury Cilley

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Bradbury Cilley
Bradbury Cilley.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large District
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Josiah Bartlett Jr.
Succeeded by Josiah Butler
3rd United States Marshal
for the District of New Hampshire
In office
March 19, 1798 – May 3, 1802
Appointed by John Adams
Preceded by Nathaniel Roger
Succeeded by Michael McClary
Personal details
Born (1760-02-01)February 1, 1760
Nottingham, New Hampshire
Died December 17, 1831(1831-12-17) (aged 71)
Nottingham, New Hampshire
Political party Federalist
Spouse(s) Martha "Patty" Poor Cilley
Profession Farmer
United States Marshal

Bradbury Cilley (February 1, 1760 – December 17, 1831) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.

Early life[edit]

Born in Nottingham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Cilley attended the common schools and then engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as Moderator for many years for the town of Nottingham: 1788, 1798, 1802, 1807, 1808, 1812, 1813, 1821, 1825 and 1827 [1]


Appointed by President John Adams as United States marshal for the district of New Hampshire on March 19, 1798, Cilley served in that capacity until May 3, 1802.

Elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses, Cilley served as United States Representative At-large for the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817). Active in the militia, he also served as a Colonel and aide on the staff of Governor John Taylor Gilman for two years from 1814–1816.[2]


Cilley retired from public life and died in Nottingham on December 17, 1831 (age 71 years, 319 days). He is interred in the General Joseph Cilley Burying Ground in Nottingham Square.

Family life[edit]

Son of Colonel Joseph and Sara Longfellow, Cilley was the uncle of Jonathan Cilley and Joseph Cilley, both of whom served in the United States Congress in the 19th century. He married Martha "Patty" Poor, daughter of General Enoch Poor,[3] on November 19, 1792.


  1. ^ Cogswell, Elliott Colby. History of Nottingham, Deerfield, and Northwood: Comprised Within the Original Limits of Nottingham, Rockingham County, N.H., with Records of the Centennial Proceedings at Northwood, and Genealogical Sketches. J.B. Clarke, 1878 - Deerfield (N.H.). pp. 149–152. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Cilley, Jonathan Prince. Cilley Family. Augusta, Me. p. 7. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Titcomb, Sarah Elizabeth. Early New England People: Some Account of the Ellis,Pemberton,Willard,Prescott,Titcomb,Sewall and Longfellow, and Allied Families. W.B. Clarke & Carruth, 1882 - New England. p. 204. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Josiah Bartlett Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire

Succeeded by
Josiah Butler