A family member is descendant from Walter Bradt (b. 1790's NY - d.mid or late 1800's Ontario)
The records, notes and transcriptions on this page, are a result of my research into Walter Bradt and his family, ancestors and descendants. I've posted it all here, to help other's; to help myself (find it all later) and to promote other people into contacting me and other Bradt/Bratt researchers if they believe they are descendant from the people noted on this page.
The family trail we are folliwing backwards is: Gwen McCLELLAND 1923-1991; (Gwen's mother): Edna M.C. GILLESPIE 1889-1973; (Edna's mother): Mary Catherine ADDISION 1864-1922; (Mary's mother): Mary Catherine BRADT 1829(ish)-1909; (Mary's parents): Walter BRADT @1793-? & Abigail GUIRE/QUIRE @1805-?; (Walter Bradt's parents) NEED SOURCES TO CONFIRM FROM HERE BACK: Arent BRADT 1765 and Sophia Van VALKENBURG or VOLLICK; (Abigail Guire's parents): Ebenezer GUIRE @1776 & Jemiah GROAT/Groot @1785; Jemiah Groat's father is currently known to be Michael GROAT @ 1750. We'll work on this for now.
and info (in no paticular order, I have no affiliation with these.)
* Lisa and her husband Scott have some extensive, very useful information on their website
BRADT Surname List on A collaborative genealogy of VanValkenburgh (Vollick) branches in Canada
Lisa has sent me instruction on now to access the Ontario Land Deeds. She said:
"I made a page for the website for both Upper and Lower Canada Land Petitions. http://www.heritagepin.com/vv/land-petitions.htm
In the very first paragraph are two links... the first is for the index (Direct link here
), the second for the microfilm reels (Direct link here
When you find the listing in the index, take note of the reel number (C-xxxx), the Bundle and the Petition number. Then go to the other site and click the link for the Reel... maybe navigate to page 100 and look at the bottom of a page... you can see if you're in the correct Bundle section. The Petition number will be hand-written at the top of each page in the outer corner. Each reel has thousands of pages, you have to find the start pages."
* One of the first webpages I found,
that referenced - "Walter Bradt" from this page http://members.shaw.ca/joanbradtwood/book2.htm
I've included it because I look at it often to see quickly which branch I'm researching.
* Interesting Burial information I found on a gravestone listing
from Barton Union Cemetery (Barton Graveyard) (Saint Peter Cemetery) Barton Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada
-Bond, Leonora (Yeo), b. Oct. 3, 1830, d. Nov. 3, 1875, w/o Silas Bond
-Bond, Leonora Yeo Bradt, d/o Walter Bradt, d. Sep 9, 1842, w/o Silas, unmarked
THERE is issue with this listing. I contacted a gentleman whom had Leonora YEO in his tree, who was married to Silas, and his comment was this:
"Yes I saw that listing from Interment.net too. It looks like a mistake somewhere or that there were two Leonora Yeos because the same listing shows another one. My ancestor was the Leonora Yeo (1830-1875). Her father was Benjamin Yeo (1809-1863) and her mother was Patty Boundy Ashton (1811-1870). Leonara married Silas Bond (1824-1905)."
I've kept his email to me.
Interesting, because I found out about this, from an email I got from the Ontario Genealogy Society
, after I wrote to them the first time. Their Email said: "The only reference to Walter that I located is a burial in St. Peter's cemetery on Mohawk road in Hamilton for a daughter, died 1842. No wife mentioned, but location is Glanford township, now part of Hamilton." - I'm contacting them to see if they are referring to this webpage, or if they've seen an actual record.
* Maps of Ontario, Canada (Upper Canada) and New York, USA
* McGill Digital Atlas
* Records Listed from: The United Empire Loyalist Settlement at Long Point, Lake Erie
* Records Listed from: Marriage records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch church of Schenectady, N.Y
More as I get it.
More as I get it.
More as I get it.
*Note: Most of the military record snips below were sent to me by a man named Fred. I've copied what he sent to me, so where comments are "I", it's Fred's wording. Here is Fred's introduction to me: "I am not related to the Bradt or Groat families. I am researching the Upper Canada Militia on the Niagara Frontier during the War of 1812. I am writing militia veteran biographies and articles on the war with a number of organizations from Mississauaga to Hamilton, Ontario. Michael GROAT arrived in Upper Canada as a Black slave. I would like to know more about the Groat and Bradt families and any of their connections to other militia men. At the moment I have no family history for the Bradt men but will be looking for additional records over the next few months. Hopefully between the two of us we will work out the Bradt family tree at the time of the war. I will be working slowly as I have over 1400 names in the 2nd York and 5th Lincoln Muster Rolls."
Private Ebenezer Guire (c1778-)
In 1806 he purchased a lot in Brantís Block (BHS). In 1811, he owned part of Lot 22, Con. 2 SDS, Nelson Twp. (BC pg. 6). He served August 29 to September 9, 1812 (2Y293). He was absent September 25 to October 24, 1813 (2Y295). He worked on Dundas St. October 27 to 30, 1813 (2Y297). He was at Burlington Heights July 25 to August 5, 1814 and took part in the Battle of Lundyís Lane (2Y158). He was fined 5 Pounds between December 1, 1814 and March 1, 1815 (2Y10). On September 13, 1815, he certified Michael Groatís war claim as his son-in-law (WC782). He was recorded in the 1816 and 1818 Nelson Twp. Assessments with 100 acres (N16)(N18). The 1851 Census, Nelson Twp., recorded Ebenezer Guire, 75 years old (born about 1777) and Jemiah, 66. The 1861 Census, Nelson Twp., recorded Ebenezer Guire at 82 (born about 1779) and born in the United States.
The Bradt men served in the 5th Lincoln Militia. The 5th Lincoln and the 2nd York served closely together and a number of men served in both regiments. Unfortunately I have not found family histories for the Bradt men either.
Lieut.-Col. Andrew Bradt (c1755-1830)
He served in Butlerís Rangers (OBF pg. 82). On the 1791 survey an Andrew Bratt was recorded on Lots 30 and 31, Con. 1, Saltfleet Twp. (S91). In 1804 he served in the 1st West Lincoln (GDM pg. 22). He served in 1808 (RN1 pg. 50). He made a war claim for pay from October 7 to 30, 1812 (WM35). On October 13, 1812, he was at the Battle of Queenston Heights (VBA pg. 270). He served May 25 to 31, 1813 (5L115). He served September 17 to October 24, 1813 (5L115). He served September 17 to October 14, 1813 (5L232). He served May 16 to June 18, 1814 (5L39). He served May 25 to 31, 1814 (5L232). He served June 19 to July 24, 1814 (5L262)(5L263). On July 23, 1814, he commanded the regiment at the Battle of Lundyís Lane (WRG pg. 262). He served July 25 to August 24, 1814 (5L41). He served August 24 to September 24, 1814 (5L121). He served September 25 to October 24, 1814 (5L123). He served October 25 to November 11, 1814 (5L127). He died at 15 Mile Creek in Louth Twp. at 75 (OBF pg. 82).
Ensign A.B. Bradt
In 1811 he had moved to another recruitment area (RN1 pg. 117).
Ensign J. Bradt
He served March 22 to June 24, 1813 (5L140).
Ensign John Bradt
He served March 22 to June 7, 1813 (5L141). On June 7, 1813, he was taken prisoner (5L141). He served October 22 to 30, 1814 (5L291)(5L292).
Private Andrew Bradt/Brat
He served October 15 to 24, 1813 (5L240). He served 18 days between June 25 and September 24, 1814 (5L294). He served August 29 to September 5, 1814 (5L281). He served September 15 to 22, 1814 (5L281). He served November 5 to 11, 1814 (5L292).
Private Andrew Bradt Jr.
He served August 20 to 23, 1814 (5L379b).
Private Butler Bradt
He escorted stores to Teford, February 10 to 18, 1813 (5L312).
Private Simon Bradt
He served in the 2nd Flank Company in 1812 (5L425)(5LJD)(5L237a)(W4B). He served September 25 to October 24, 1812 (5L43b). He served October 25 to November 24, 1812 (5L434). He escorted stores to Teford, February 10 to 18, 1813 (5L312). He served November 15 to 24, 1813 (5L379a). He served June 20 to July 24, 1814 (5L263). He served July 25 to 29, 1814 (5L379b). He served September 15 to 22, 1814 (5L281). He made a land claim after the war as a member of the 2nd Flank Co. (ILC).
Private Walter Bradt
He was stationed at Durandís in Barton, May 3 to 24, 1813 (5L345). He served May 25 to June 24, 1813 (5L153). He served June 25 to July 24, 1813 (5L179). He served July 29 to 31, 1813 (5L141). He served September 21 to October 24, 1813 (5L240). He served November 15 to 24, 1813 (5L379a). He served 18 days between June 25 and September 24, 1814 (5L294). He served October 13 to November 11, 1814 (5L292). The 1861 Census, Wentworth County, recorded Walter Bradt, 66 years old (born about 1795) and his wife Elizabeth.
More as I get it.
More as I get it.