Location: Near Shippensberg, Cumberland Co., PA
Surnames/tags: Brady McCormick Hanna Carnahan Quigley Simonton Young Irvine Ferguson SAR DAR Pioneer
For descendants of Samuel Brady and Jane Simonton. Their daughter Mary married John Work. Here is a great resource for discovering how you tie to our Brady line.
This is a place for Hugh and Hannah (McCormick) Brady descendants to place photos of the homestead and enter their memories of attending a family reunion there. To learn more about our Brady Family Association and reunions go to Facebook group: Hugh and Hannah (McCormick) Brady Descendants.
A brisk walk took the Brady families to church. For a little history and names of some linking families, here's a link. https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Middle%20Spring%20Presbyterian%20Church
This taken from the book Old and New Westmoreland Vol. 4 pages 799 and 800
T H E BRAD Y FAMILY—Th e first ancestor of the Brady family in America was Hugh Brady, who came from Ireland, bringing his wife Hannah, who was a Scotch woman. It is believed that they first settled in the State of Delaware, and subsequently removed to near Shippensburg, in Cumberland county. The record book "A, " volume one, page eighteen and page thirty-three, and also book "B, " volume one, page two hundred and thirteen, show conclusively that he was a man of some standing in that he was transferring real estate in the above instances. In 1744 or 1745 two hundredacres of land were granted to him. This land lay along the banks of the celebrated Conodoguinet creek. Some years later Hugh and Joseph Brady come into possession of the western part of this land and held it until 1794. A log house had been built on the land, part of which is still standing, and near it was held the reunion of the Brady family in 1909. This was called the two hundredth reunion in honor of the first advent of the Bradys in America. The portion of the log house remaining consists of the living room, which remains unchanged. The low ceiling, the small windows and the wdde stone chimney built nearly tw-o centuries ago remain to reflect credit on the work of those early days, and around it cluster many hallowed memories of the Brady descendants. Both Hugh and Hannah Brady are buried in a little grave-yard at Middle Springs, on the road towards Shippensburg, where a Presbyterian church was organized in 1738, and of which the Brady family were doubtless communicants. The children of Hugh Brady were as follows: Samuel, married Jane Simonton; John, married Mary Quigley; Joseph, married Mary Carnahan; William, married Aliss Ferguson; Hugh, married Jane Young; Ebenezer, married Jane Irvine; James, married Rebecca Young; Alary, married Samuel Hannah ; Margaret, married Archibald Hanna. Of the above sons, Hugh Brady, intermarried with Jane Young, was the father of the following children : James, John, Samuel, Joseph, Alary, Hannah, Rebecca and Jane.
These children were first cousins of Samuel Brady, the celebrated Indian fighter. Joseph Brady was born in Cumberland county in 1773, and was united in marriage with Jane Young. He and his brother James left the Cumberland Valley and located in the Ligonier Valley, in Westmoreland county. Soon after they came there James moved to Greensburg and was elected sheriff of the county in 1795. H e very rapidly became one of the prominent men of the county. He was also a member of the State Senate for more than twenty years, and in 1806 was speaker of the Senate. Still later, from May 11, 1821, to May II, 1824, he was secretary of the Land Office, which corresponds wdth the office of surveyor-general and secretary of internal affairs, as we have since known the office. John F. McGinniss, the noted writer of early history and geneology, says of him : "He was one of the most estimable men of his day. He was the first elder of the Presbyterian church in Greensburg of whom there is any record. He appeared in the Presbytery as early as 1802. In 1808 he and his pastor were elected delegates to the General Assembly. He frequently represented the church in the meetings of Presbytery and from the number of committees on which he served in that body he must have been an active and useful member." James Brady was born in 1763, and died in 1839. They had six children named, respectively, Hugh Y., who was a Greensburg merchant, born in 1787, and died in Alarch, 1868, unmarried; Anne, unmarried, born 1790, and died in 1861 ; John, a member of the Washington county bar, died in 1867; Jane, born in 1794, was married to Jacob Welty, of Greensburg, and died in 1873; Rachel, died in infancy, and Plannah, born in 1800, died in 1878, married Henry Welty, the well-known Main street merchant of Greensburg.
The children of Jacob and Jane (Brady) Welty were : 1. Eliza C, born in 1819; married John McCullogh, in 1845, and died in 1882. John McCullogh was born in 1803, and died in 1884. His life and character are considered elsewhere in this work. 2. Rachel, born in 1824, died in 1905; was married to Colonel James Armstrong, late of Greensburg. 3. James Brady, born in 1830, died in 1880; married Martha Stewart, of Elizabeth,- Pennsylvania. 4. John S., born in 1831, died in 1891. 5. Anne, born in 1833, died in 1900; married to the late Charles McCausland, of Greensburg. There were many descendants of this family, and prominent among them was Hon. Welty McCullough. Henry and Hannah (Brady) Welty were the parents of two children, namely: James H., born in 1838, died in 1886, married to Barbara Fry ; and Emma, born in 1840, married to the late General Richard Coulter. This family also had many descendants, among them being Brigadier-General Richard Coulter, who at this time is with the American Expeditionary Forces in France.