In May 1693, she married Johannes Barentse Bradt at the Albany Dutch church. By 1709, nine children were christened at the Albany church where both parents were members and occasional baptism sponsors.
The Bradts were living at Schaghticoke in October 1711 when an incident with a group of Indians resulted in the death of Johannes Bradt, members of their household, and the capture of Maria and other women. She was taken to Canada and returned home following an exchange in January 1712.
Following the death of her husband, Maria seems to have taken an interest in rehabilitating his Tomhannock holdings - receiving additional acreage there in 1718 and negotiating with her Albany government landlords regarding her yearly rent in 1726.
first posted: 12/30/04