Hugh Brady was born about 1709 in Ireland.Parents unknown.
He emigrated from Ireland and made his home in Cumberland County in about 1732.
Immigration date about 1732: Place: Pennsylvania, USA
It is assumed Hugh married Hannah McCormick abt. 1730 ?in Ireland or about 1733 in Delaware, USA. Children: John Brady ,Samuel Brady,Joseph Brady ,Hugh Brady ,William Brady ,Margaret (Brady) Hanna ,Ebenezer Brady ,James Brady and Mary (Brady) Hanna .
Residence in 1745: 200 acre homestead Place: Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Residence in 1781 Hopewell, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Date: 1799 Place: Pennsylvania, USA
Timeline Joseph Brady - son of Hugh & Hannah (McCormick) Brady – Married Mary Carnahan 1735 - Born in Pennsylvania. Most likely on land that was then in Lancaster County, PA. Cumberland County was not formed until 1750. 1758 (about) - Married Mary Carnahan 1760 - Son Hugh Brady born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (Married Keziah Chambers). This Hugh Brady was the last of the Brady descendants to own the Brady Log Cabin until 2003 when Bruce Lampe, the current owner, purchased the property. 1762 - Daughter Margaret Brady born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (Married Mr. Brown) 1762 - Joseph Brady taxable in Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania 1766 - Daughter Mary Brady born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (Married Col. Thomas McCune) 1767, January 19th - West Side Application #2484, 300 acres Hopewell Twp., Cumberland Co., PA 1767 - Daughter Jane/Jean Brady born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (Married Paul Martin) 1769, August 29th - Daughter Hannah Brady born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (Married Joseph Duncan) 1771 - Daughter Elizabeth Brady born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (Married James McKee) 1773 - Son Joseph Brady born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (This is Rev. Joseph Brady. He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Foster) 1776, May 1st - Sheriff's Return of Assembly Men - Joseph Brady listed as one who certified an election in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania 1776, Sept. 7th - Joseph Brady's Will written in Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania 1776 - Cumberland Co., PA Muster Rolls Joseph Brady listed as Wagon-Master Cumberland Co. Associators 1777, July 1st - Muster Rolls Cumberland Co., PA 5th Company Militia & Associators, Capt. Joseph Brady 1777, Capt. Joseph Brady - Class Roll of the Seventh Co. of First Batt. Cumberland Co., PA Militia Comm. by Col. James Dunlap. Lists: 3rd Class-Hugh Brady; 5th Class-Ebenezer Brady; 6th Class-James Brady 1777, July 31st - Muster Rolls Cumberland Co., PA 7th Company Militia & Associators, Capt. Joseph Brady 1777, Sept 3rd - Petition of Capt. Joseph Brady's Company 1777, Oct 21st - Cumberland Co., Joseph Brady appointed Commissioner to Seize the Personal Effects of Traitors 1777, Nov. 19th - 1st Bat. Cumb. Co. Militia Muster Roll list of Capt. Joseph Brady's Company 1778, March 25th - Cumberland Co., PA 1st Batt. Battalions called by Order of Council. Capt Joseph Brady, W.M. (Wagon Master) 1778, May 6th - Joseph Brady appointed Agent for Forfeited Estates for Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 1778, May 14th - Muster Rolls Cumberland County Militia Seventh Company - Capt. Joseph Brady 1778, May 29th - Minutes of the Supreme Executive Council read at Lancaster, PA: Order was read indicating that Joseph Brady had been appointed as one of the Agents for Forfeited Estates for Cumberland Co 1778, May 30th - Cumberland Co., Listed as a Commissioner of Forfeited Estates (This is a reappointment) 1778, July 8th - Newspaper listing of Supreme Executive Council of PA-appointment of Agents for seizing estates forfeited by traitors. Joseph Brady, John Boggs & George Stevenson Appointed for Cumberland County. 1781, April 16th - Paid to Joseph Brady for provisions for the Cumberland County Militia 1781, Capt. Joseph Brady listed as a subscriber to Middle Spring Presbyterian Church in Cumberland Co., PA (Also Hugh Brady & Ebenezer Brady) 1782, June 10th - Cumberland Co., PA Waggon Masters (days in service - 10) 1782, Aug. 24th - Militia Class Roll 7th Company 1st Bat. Cumberland Co. Militia - lists Capt. Joseph Brady 1782, March 6th - Article in Freeman's Journal listing Joseph Brady as Forfeit Agent for Cumberland County, PA 1783, Feb 3rd - Paid to Joseph Brady for provisions for the Cumberland County Militia 1783, Feb 3rd - Paid to Joseph Brady for his service as quartermaster of Cumberland County Militia 1783, April 16th - Paid to Joseph Brady for horse hire carrying and baggage & bags, Cumberland County 1786, Nov 4th - Warrant to Joseph Brady for tract of land named Brother's Camp 1787, June 22nd - Last Will & Testament of Joseph Brady proved in Cumberland County. Letters Testamentary issued to Mary Brady, widow.
The Old Brady Log Homestead When Richard Brady, founder of the Brady Family Heritage Association, was put in touch with Dick & Jeane Eschenmann (1999), the Eschenmanns took Dick Brady and showed him the location of the homestead. The house appeared to be a good sized two-story house with wood siding and a metal roof. Dick recruited a newly-discovered cousin with money, Elizabeth Brady Lurie, to purchase the place. Elizabeth hired a forensic architect to research the original structure and various additions. Once he removed the siding he discovered that the original original Brady log house was a small one-and-a-half story log cabin, and the two-story house had been built around the original log home. Brady house was a small one-and-a-half story log cabin. After the Bradys sold the place in 1794 (after the death of Hugh Brady's grandson, Hugh Brady son of Joseph Brady & Mary Carnahan), the new owners (Moses Hemphill purchased the property for his son James Hemphill and his family). James and his new bride, Cynthia Jack, moved a two-story log house next to the Brady cabin, joined them together and built the Brady cabin up to a full two floors. Now (2003) the two buildings have been separated and each has been restored to what they likely looked like when first built. The Brady cabin was dismantled, each log and piece numbered and cataloged, the foundation rebuilt and the cabin was then rebuilt using the original logs. The contractor even did the work using no power tools, only hand tools such would have been available in the 1700's. He hand made the roof shakes with an axe and adze. The original cabin was approximately 18’ x 18’. The cabin consists of a main floor and a sleeping loft. They would have brought livestock inside during the harsh winter months.
On The Death Date of Hugh Brady, Pioneer: I did find some further information on narrowing down the death date for Hugh Brady, Pioneer. There are lots of INCORRECT death dates for him floating around on the internet. The most commonly-accepted (but incorrect) date is the one for May 1787. I have a copy of the Will for Hugh Brady II, proved 26 May 1787. In that Will he does not designate himself as anything other than "Hugh Brady" and many people have assumed over the years it is the older Hugh Brady. However, the Will mentions the following that tells us it is Hugh Brady II:
As to the Brady grandparents of General Hugh Brady, author Belle McKinney Hays Swope states "No family of pioneers was more conspicuous in the early history and settlement of the country than the Bradys." 
*Notes on Hugh Brady , Pioneer of Cumberland, PA Summary of notes on Hugh Brady, Born 1709 Pioneer of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Surname: Hugh Brady Description: Mentioned Event: Miscellaneous Church: Records of Middle Spring Presbyterian Church Session Book, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1742-1748 Remarks: Hugh Brady appeared and acknowledged his sin in being out of order with liquor and resolves through grace to watch against it. Charles Cummins informed the session that Willm. McCall, Junr., was the worse for liquor at Saml. Culbertson's wedding and was unable to govern himself ... sitting on a bench at the end of the house he fell back over. David Herron was appointed to cite Willm. McCall to appear at John Finley's Friday come week, also to cit Thomas McComb for evidence. ____________________________
Cemetery: Middle Spring Pres Ch Cem Location: Shippensburg PA 56 Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.1, p. Serial: 11999; Volume: 8: Source Information: Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Original data: Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vols. 1-4, Dallas, TX: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987. Wife (mentioned several times, but not named): Sons: James, John, Samuel (not yet 21 yrs of age), Joseph (not yet 21 yrs of age), Extract #1: "my two sons James and John keeping and supporting their Mother during her natural life if my widow or complying the rules laid down if she should marry and likewise to raise my two sons Samuel and Joseph until they come of age or until they are fit for a trade which I leave at the discretion of my executors, when they should be bound to a trade or not and to learn them or send them to school such time as may be necessary to learn to read and write at the discretion of my executors and when they, my two sons, comes to the years of twenty one, vix. Samuel and Joseph. Extract #2: "likewise I alow James and John to bring up, support, learn to read in the Bible, and Cloth in decent wearing aparel, and when they come to the years of eighteen I allow each of my four daughters, Mary, Hannah, Rebeccah and Jean over and above their bringing up and schooling and clothing each to receive five pounds." Notes: 1. The children listed above would be too young to be those of Hugh Brady, Pioneer. 2. There are 4 daughters listed and we know that Hugh Brady, Pioneer only had two daughters, Mary & Margaret. ___________________
Series 3, Vol VI, pg 670 State of the Accounts of the Lieutenant and Sub-Lieutenants of Cumberland County, 1777-1780. ACCOUNTS OF BENJAMIN BLYTHE, ESQ., Sub-Lieutenant, Cumberland County, from March 1777 to March 1780
Received from Hugh Brady, collector, who died, ......... £516 Note: Since Hugh Brady II died in 1787, this reference in "Militia Fines Received" would be referring to the death of Hugh Brady, Pioneer. There is no further reference to the actual date of death, but this "1779" reference is the closest we have at this point to an actual death date. This also gives us an insight into his position in the Community as a Collector. This would have been a position of trust and responsibility. ____________________________________
Using a free-wheeling explanation, this is my first attempt to comply with requested detail as to "Confirmed DNA" for me and my father to this Hugh Brady through son Ebenezer: yDNA testing for my father (Allen Brady) and 3 other known descendants of Hugh Brady, Pioneer (1 of Hugh II, 1 of Capt John, AND 1 of James -- Brady-2597 at Wikitree) lines up all 4 to Hugh Brady, Pioneer (FamilyTreeDNA -- see Brady yDNA Project) with a shared value of 11 at DYS439. https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Brady?iframe=ycolorized
Additionally, via atDNA, both my father, his brother, and I have at least 48 confirmed atDNA matches within the Ebenezer Brady + Jane Irwin umbrella -- ranging from 2nd cousins to 5th+ cousins, all of whom match at the expected cM range based on sound genealogical research. ~Elizabeth Brady (eb 12/11/18) 23:15, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
As part of ongoing family and genealogical research, many cousins are participating in an atDNA study and GEDmatch to solve some mysteries. If you are a descendant of this line ~or~ have the surname Brady in your line and would like to participate, contact Barbara Shoff, her profile is Shoff-7.
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