Brate, Baltus

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Baltus was born at about 1842, a son of Martin Brate, Jr. and Mariah Dunbar.[1] He was a brother of Alexander, who also served in the Civil War.

Marriage & Children

Military Service

Residence: Westerlo
Enlistment Date: 29 Sep 1863
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 18th Cavalry
Company: Company G
Muster Out Date: 31 May 1866
Muster Out Place: Victoria, TX
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 21
Sources Used: 1860 census, Westerlo, NY;, American Civil War Soldiers, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York



Additional Research Notes

The information from the 1850 census indicates that Alexander Brate and Baltus Brate were brothers, but the name given by Alexander on the register indicates that Alexander's mother was Mariah Dunbar. Baltus was 5 years older than Alexander.

1850 census, Westerlo, Albany Co., NY
Martin Brate, Jun age 32 M Farmer b. NY
Lydia Ann “ age 26 F b. NY
Baltus “ age 8 M b. NY
William “ age 6 M b. NY
Alexander “ age 3 M b. NY

New York Marriages, 1686-1980 for Martin Brate (

Groom's Name: Martin Brate
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Bride's Name: Maria Dunbar
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Marriage Date: 31 Aug 1839
Marriage Place: Union Dutch Reformed Church,Unionville,Albany,New York

Additional Media


  1. 1850 census, Westerlo, Albany Co., NY