Arent Bradt was a cartman and wagonner who settled his family along Foxes Creek above where it cut across Pearl Street. For many decades he was a Fox Street mainstay. His address on the south side of the street - three lots above Chapel Street, was 20 Fox Street.
He supported the Revolutionary cause by hauling loads of supplies to Lake George and New England. He also served as jail keeper in Albany in 1776. Although, he was a member of the Albany militia before the war, he did not receive a land bounty right for service in the War for Independence.
Arent Bradt continued to live at the Fox Street address. His name last appeared on community rolls in 1818.
first posted: 2/15/05