Anthony A. Bradt
Stefan Bielinski

Anthony Bradt was born in December 1692. He was the third of eight sons born to Albany mainstays Anthony Barentse and Willempie Teunis Bradt.

In July 1716, he married Rebecca Vanderheyden at the Albany Dutch church. By 1737, eight of their children had been baptized in Albany where the parents were regular baptism sponsors.

These Bradts lived in the third ward near Foxes Creek. Over a long career, Anthony A. was a successful carpenter and building contractor. During the 1740s, he built and repaired blockhouses and other parts of the city's fortifications. He served the community as a constable, contractor, and surveyor. He was elected assistant alderman several times beginning in 1735. In 1742, his name appeared on a list of qualified voters in the third ward. As late as 1756, he was identified on a census of Albany householders as a carpenter.

Anthony A. Bradt died in October 1760 - short of his sixty-eighth birthday. His widow lived for several years afterwards.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Anthony A. Bradt is CAP biography number 4199. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 8/15/04