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Lyon County
Hugh J. Brady
Biography

(Transcribed by Andaleen Whitney)

HUGH J. BRADY, deceased, late of Yerington, Nevada, who passed to his reward, December 17, 1903, was one of Nevada's pioneer settlers, having come to Virginia City in 1856. He was born in Ireland in 1824 and was therefore seventy-nine years of age at the time of his demise. For some time he worked in the mines of Virginia City and resided in Georgeton, and in 1879 located in Mason valley, where he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land and worked hard to improve it. Upon it he raised stock and prospered, becoming the owner of property in Yerington and also the stage line between Yerington and Wabuska. At this time he held the mail contract and ran a line of stages to Pine Grove and Smith Valley. He kept a good supply of horses and did a very successful business. In politics he was a Democrat, while in religion he was a Roman Catholic. Having never married, he left his large estate to his nephew, Edward Brady, and the sons of the latter, John, Philip and Hugh.

Edward Brady was born in Georgeton, Nevada, a son of Edward Brady, who came to Nevada, but returned to his native land and died there aged forty-three years. Edward Brady, the heir of Hugh J. Brady, returned with his father to Ireland and was educated at Old Castle, county Meath, but in 1894 returned to Nevada and resided with his uncle for a couple of years, greatly aiding the noble old gentleman. In 1901 he was forced to return to Ireland on business, and only returned to Nevada at the death of his uncle. He has since sold his property and gone back to Ireland to live.

In 1841 Mr. Edward Brady married Maria Welch, and they have five children, namely: Edward I., Patrick J., Philip, Hugh and Anna Ruth. They are all Roman Catholics, and in politics Mr. Brady was a Democrat. The greater portion of his life has been spent in Ireland. He was an excellent farmer and a worthy and public-spirited gentleman, who had many friends throughout the neighborhood where his name is so well and favorably known.


Source:
A History of the State of Nevada: Its Resources and People
By Thomas Wren, Lewis Publishing Company
Published by The Lewis publishing company, 1904

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