From 1900 - 1950 there was a very active Brady Association composed of family members dedicated to learning about their
heritage. They produced a newsletter in which they shared interesting family records, minutes of family reunions and general family heritage information,
The newsletters were compiled in a book title "The Brady Annals". Today, sixty to nearly hundred years later that information is fundamental to any search of your Brady family roots. You might possibly find a copy in your State Library and Archives.
Shortly after Hugh and Hannah Brady arrived in America at the Forks of the Delaware near Cape Henlopen in 1732. Hugh settled his family in the Pennsylvania Cumberland Valley on Conodoquinet Creek.
The old Brady Association, through gifts, funds from memberships and bequests, placed a handsome marker at our pioneer's graves in the Middle Spring Church Cemetery near Shippensburg. Also buried there are several of their sons and two daughters. Six or seven of their sons were Patriots in the
Revolution as well as many of their grandsons. General Hugh Brady,
pictured on the left , started his military career in the
Revolutionary war and went on to become a Brigadier General in the
War of 1812.
Connecting to the past in becoming more difficult. The point in time is fast approaching when family roots will be lost forever. The Brady Family Heritage Association will provide your best last chance to acquire information by networking with other members of the family.