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U.S. Marshals Service

District of New Hampshire

United States Marshal Michael McClary 1802-1824


U.S. Marshal Michael McClary

Michael McClary served as the New Hampshire State Adjutant General, until his appointment as United States Marshal for the District of New Hampshire in May 1802 and served until 1824. 

Born on Dec. 26, 1752 in Epsom, NH, Michael McClary entered the Army at the age of 23.  Michael McClary was then appointed ensign to Capt. Dearborn’s company in John Stark’s regiment, and fought at the battle of Bunker Hill, where his Uncle Maj. Andrew McClary was killed. Michael McClary was later promoted to Captain.  Capt. McClary saw service in some of the severest engagements and participated in the capture of Burgoyne. Capt. McClary served in the Continental Army for 4 years until he retired in 1779 due to health problems.  Michael McClary then returned to New Hampshire and aided in forming the new state government and held the office of Adjutant General for 21 years.  Michael McClary died in the old family mansion in Epsom, NH on Mar. 27, 1824 and was buried in the little churchyard at Epsom by the side of the Hon. John McClary. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justicee