Daniel B. Bradt
Stefan Bielinski

Daniel B. Bradt probably was born during the 1670s. He was the son of Albany residents Barent Albertse and Susanna Dircks Bradt. He grew up on the family's Normanskill farm and at his father's house in the North End of Albany.

In April 1697, he married Elizabeth Lansing at the Albany Dutch church. By 1713, seven children were baptized there where he was a member and frequent baptism sponsor.

This Daniel Bradt sought to participate in the fur trade. However, he was fined several times during the 1690s for selling rum to the Indians at Kinderhook and elsewhere away from Albany. After his marriage, he settled his family in a house in Albany's third ward. In 1699, he joined his neighbors in swearing allegiance to the king of England. Over the next decade, his holdings were configured on Albany assessment rolls. In 1709, he was part owner of a house in the first ward as well.

By that time, he had gained some acceptance in his community - serving as a juror, contractor, and was elected assistant alderman in the first ward in 1712 and 1713.

In 1708, he began to express interest in obtaining land at Schaghticoke. In October 1726, a payment of eight shillings was authorized by the city for Elizabeth, the widow of Daniel Bradt

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Daniel B. Bradt is CAP biography 4340. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

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first posted: 5/30/05