Capt William Nicholas BRADY

Capt William Nicholas BRADY

Male Abt 1809 - 1887  (~ 77 years)

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  • Name William Nicholas BRADY  [1
    • He was a sailing master and naval officer, retired 1855, author of "The Kedge-Anchor, Or, Young Sailor's Assistant", first published in 1841. [1]
    • 7th Son of Nicholas Brady and Anna M. _____. Husband of Cornelia Waterbury. Sailing Master, USN. Author of "the Kedge Anchor".

      Master of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

      A telescope of his exists at the Mystic Seaport Museum in CT. Telescope; brass with painted leather cover over main barrel, single brass draw; sliding cover over eye piece; removable dust cover over objective with sliding aperture cover; optics produce erect image; painted in white on leather cover, black background, "Wm. N. Brady. U.S. Navy." [Brady served in the US Navy 1829-1865], painted below name are three rows of painted flags and pennants; "POWHATAN" scratched into leather.

      A memorial stained glass window exists for him and his wife in the Calvary Baptist Church of Darien, 988 Post Road, Darien CT 06820

      In 1855 Brooklyn census, he was born in Kings Co.
      In 1865 Brooklyn census, he was born in Westchester Co.
      an 1865 military record supports Westchester Co.

      According to the 1870 census, parents are foreign born. No indication of parent's birth location in his death record or 1880 census.

      Posted on Find A grave by Bob Furtaw [2]
    Prefix Capt 
    Nickname Sailing Master 
    Born Abt 15 Mar 1809  Darien, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living in Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Living in Darien, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1865  Living in Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1870  Living in Darien, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1880  Living in Darien, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Fact Son of Nicholas and Anna M. Brady Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 20 Feb 1887  Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Buried Rowayton Union Cemetery, Rowayton, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Person ID I98553  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2020 

    Family Cornelia WATERBURY,   b. 10 Sep 1817, Darien, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1900, Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married pos. 1833  [1
    Children 
    +1. Edwin Luckey BRADY,   b. 6 Nov 1834, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1892, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [Birth]
     2. Anna Maria BRADY,   b. Abt 1836,   d. 2 Dec 1839  (Age ~ 3 years)  [Birth]
     3. William N. BRADY, Jr.,   b. Abt 1840,   d. 12 Nov 1851  (Age ~ 11 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Cornelius Nelson BRADY,   b. 3 Dec 1843, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1892, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
     5. Amelia BRADY,   b. Abt 1845  [Birth]
     6. Worthington Carlisle BRADY,   b. 6 Apr 1847,   d. 23 Feb 1900  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
     7. Wesley S. BRADY,   b. 23 Jul 1849,   d. 17 Apr 1907  (Age 57 years)  [Birth]
     8. Ellsworth BRADY,   b. Abt Aug 1851,   d. 10 May 1852  (Age ~ 0 years)  [Birth]
     9. Franklin BRADY,   b. Abt 1853,   d. 3 Nov 1860  (Age ~ 7 years)  [Birth]
     10. Cornelia BRADY,   b. Abt 1856  [Birth]
    +11. Annis BRADY,   b. Mar 1860, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1941, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F40753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 15 Mar 1809 - Darien, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Living in Darien, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Living in Darien, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Living in Darien, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Feb 1887 - Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Capt. William Nicholas Brady
    Capt. William Nicholas Brady
    Capt. William N. Brady son of Nicholas Beady and Anna M. , Sailing Master, USN. Authur of "the Kedge Anchor."

    Photo added by Bob Furtaw

    Headstones
    Capt. William N. Brady and Cornelia Waterbury Headstone
    Capt. William N. Brady and Cornelia Waterbury Headstone
    Capt. William N. Brady and his wife Cornelia Waterbury are buried in the Rowayton Union Cemetery in Rowayton, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

    Created by: Bob Furtaw
    Photo added by: Bob Furtaw

  • Sources 
    1. [S04332] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2011, Vol. 165 January.

    2. [S3332] Find A Grave: Bio of Capt. William Nicholas Brady.

    3. [S3331] 1850 Census Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

    4. [S00286] 1860 Census Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    5. [S3335] 1865 Census Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

    6. [S00433] 1870 Census Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    7. [S00607] 1880 Census Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    8. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    9. [S6901] Ancestry.com: Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934.