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Brady, William A.

Born: 1811-1820 Kentucky

Flourished: 1836-1840 Sangamon County, Illinois

Brady lived in Sangamon County as early as 1831, when he married Elizabeth Hastin. In 1831, Brady volunteered for the Illinois Militia and served during the Black Hawk War. By 1850, Brady lived with his family in Menard County, where he was a farmer.

U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 26; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 15 December 1831, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, 2 vols., vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:79-80, 96; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 324-25.