Brate, George

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


George A. Brate was born in about 1844 to Henry Brate (B. Sept 20, 1803, D. June 11, 1887) and Eliza M. Smith (B. abt 1807, D. after 1880).[1] He was the youngest son of ten children and a brother to Delinton Brate who also served in the Civil War.

Marriage & Children

George married between 1870 and 1875 and was widowed in 1875. His wife, whose name is unknown, gave birth to a daughter Minnie E. Brate in about 1875.[1]

Then after 1880, George married Angelica Smith who was born in 1836 in Berne and was the daughter of Asa Smith and Eva Warner].[1] Angelica was the widow of Martin Brate Jr. (B. abt 1818, D. after 1880).[1]

Military Service

Name: George Brate
Residence: Westerlo[2]
Place of Birth: Albany County[2]
Date of Birth: 1843[2]
Names of Parents: Henry (Brate) and Eliza Smith[2]
Marital Status: Single[2]
Term of Enlistment: 9 months[2]
Bounty Received: $50.00[2]
Enlistment Date: 13 Oct 1862 or 2 Oct 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Westerlo, New York[3] or Albany, NY[2]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 177th Infantry[3]
Company: Company H
Muster Out Date: 10 Sep 1863[3]
Muster Out Place: Albany, NY[3]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18.[3]"Was in the Battle of Ponchtula (Ponchatoula) and Port Hudson. Discharged Sept 10, 1863. P.O. Address Reidsville Albany Co. N.Y."[2]
Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State Of New York for the year 1905.


George's wife Angelica died first on November 3, 1898.[1] George A. Brate lived for many more years dying in 1933 in Coeymans, Albany County, NY.[1] George died on March 13, 1933 at Coeymans Hollow, NY.[4]


Additional Research Notes

In 1875 George was counted in the household with his parents and listed as widowed[5].

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ancestry Military Databases
  4. Civil War Pension Records @
  5. 1875 Census, Westerlo, Albany Co., NY