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Brady Association Co-Sponsoring American Revolution Bus Trip

By Staff | May 31, 2012

MUNCY The Muncy Historical Society welcomes members of the Brady Family Heritage Association on Thursday, June 28 to the Muncy community. Many of those coming to town for a five-hour bus tour are direct descendants of Muncy’s Revolutionary War hero Captain John Brady. There are seats still available and the Brady Association welcomes non-Brady Family participants.

The Hugh Brady descendants who make the trip to Muncy will help commemorate Mary Quigley Brady’s personal sacrifices during the American Revolution on the frontier. By nursing her fatally wounded son, James, Mary Brady is recognized by the Sons of the American Revolution as a Patriot and her gravesite in the Lewisburg Cemetery will be one of the tour stops. She shares a grave marker with one of her sons, Sheriff John Brady, and his wife, Jane McCall Brady and other descendants rest nearby.

The Piatt Cemetery, located within the boundaries of the Lycoming County Resource Management Services-Landfill, in Brady Township will be another stop. Accessible only with permission, bus travelers will have a birdseye view of the White Deer Valley that so many area Revolutionary War veterans called home. Two of Captain John Brady’s granddaughters, Hannah and Charlotte Brady, married into the Piatt Family and they were laid to rest here along with their husbands.

Bill Poulton, Muncy Historical Society’s executive director, will lead the tour which will also visit the locations where Fort Brady and Fort Muncy once stood, the ambush site where Brady was killed, John Brady’s grave and the commemorative Brady monument in Muncy’s public cemetery. There will be living history lessons by period-costumed interpreters at various points throughout the day.

In conjunction with the guided tour, the society will feature a “Revolutionary War Era Exhibit” that will include memorabilia from a private collection along with the society’s Brady collection, which includes John Brady’s epaulet, his surveyor book, notes and axe.

The Brady Association is taking local reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. The tour will begin promptly at 9:30 from the Muncy Historical Society’s 40 N. Main Street location. A box lunch will be made available for an additional fee. More information and registration forms are available from the Muncy Historical Society by calling (570) 546-5917.