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BRODHEAD, John, clergyman, born in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, 22 October, 1770; died in Newmarket, New Hampshire, 7 April, 1838. In 1794-'6 he traveled as a Methodist preacher in New Jersey and Maryland, and then went to New England, and became a founder of Methodism there and in Canada. In 1811 he settled in Newmarket, New Hampshire From 1829 till 1833 he was a representative from New Hampshire in congress.
--His son, John M., born in Canaan, New Hampshire, was educated as a physician at Dartmouth, was appointed second comptroller of the treasury, held the office until 1856, in 1863 was reappointed, and retained it until he resigned in January, 1876.
--Another son, Thornton F., soldier, born in New Hampshire in 1822; died in Alexandria, Virginia, 31 August, 1862. He studied law at Harvard, and practiced in Detroit, Michigan. He served through the Mexican war as an officer in the 15th infantry, and was twice brevetted for bravery. Resuming the practice of his profession after the war, he was elected to the state senate, and in 1852 appointed postmaster of Detroit. At the beginning of the civil war he raised the 1st Michigan cavalry regiment, at the head of which he served under Generals Banks, Fremont, and Pope. He died of wounds received at the second battle of Bull Run.
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