Brate, William

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William Brate was born in Westerlo[1] at about 1822.

William Brate was actually born on July 10, 1811 and christened on July 28, 1811 at the Presbyterian Church in New Scotland, Albany County, NY, the son of Martin Brate and Betsey Albright.

Marriage & Children

William married Catherine Hungerford, a daughter of Reuben Hungerford and Hannah Angle, at about 1840. They apparently had no children.

Military Service

Name: William Brate
Enlistment Date: 5 Sep 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York [2]
Enlistment Rank: Private[2]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 43rd Infantry [2]
Company: Company I[2]
Transferred to: 166th, 2nd Bttn, Veteran Reserve Corps[2]
Transferred on: 25 April 1864[2]
Muster Out Date: 17 Jun 1865 [2]
Muster Out Place: Point Lookout, MD[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 40 to serve 3 years.[2]

Born in Westerlo, Age 40 years, Farmer, Brown eyes, Brown hair, Dark complexion, 5' 4-1/2" tall.[1]

Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers, 1865 census Berne, Albany Co., NY; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York


William died on October 2, 1887 and was buried at the Reidsville Cemetery in Albany Co., NY.

William Brate marker at the Reidsville Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Thomas Dunne


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York