Elizabeth Hancock Cilley

1 April 1830–27 May 1914 (Age 84)
Groton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Hancock

When Elizabeth Hancock Cilley was born on 1 April 1830, in Groton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, James Cofran Cilley, was 24 and her mother, Irena Sandborn Rand, was 18. She married Arthur Wyman Brown on 7 November 1858, in Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States in 1850. She died on 27 May 1914, in East Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 84.

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Arthur Wyman Brown
Elizabeth Hancock Cilley
Marriage: 7 November 1858
Lora B. Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1858Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 3
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
    Age 33
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Silley, itself a variant of Seeley .Possibly an Americanized form of German Zille: perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a bargee, from Middle High German zülle ‘barge’, mainly used in Saxony and the Berlin area.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (10)

    • Elizabeth Hancock Cilley, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • Elisabeth H Cilley in household of James C Cilley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elizabeth H. Cilley, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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