Brady Family
Mecosta County, Michigan

Michigan History Magazine

Spring 1937
Vol. 21 No. 2

By Eugene Brady
As told to his daughter, Ethel (Brady) Stage

Page Index
cover 163 164 165 166 167 168 169
170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177

Review: George Brady was an early settler and one of the founders of Mecosta Co, Michigan. He was not the first settler in Mecosta County. It is believed he suggested the name Mecosta after the Potawatomi Chief. He also helped organize and name Aetna Township where he lived.

According to "The Portrait and Biographical Album of 1883" Ira Mitchell (born 4 Jun 1855) was the first white child born in Aetna Township and his cousin Alice Brockway (born 12 Feb 1853) was the first white child born in Mecosta County. Ira maybe the first white boy born in Mecosta County and Alice the first girl.

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