Egbert Bradt was a cooper and carpenter who lived in Albany's first ward. He served as firemaster, qualified to vote, and was elected assistant alderman first in 1746. In September 1747, he witnessed the will of an Albany neighbor.
As he aged through his sixties and seventies, this Albany mainstay took a more passive role in community affairs. He shared his home with boarders including newcomer Bethuel Washburn who married Bradt's widowed daughter-in-law.
After living into his mid-eighties, Egbert Bradt died in March 1787 and was buried in the church cemetery. His widow survived for a number of years afterward.
Sources: The life of Egbert Bradt is CAP biography number 4347. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 11/25/05