Adam Brant of New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Adam Brant’s birth date is not currently known. It is recorded that he arrived in Montgomery County in 1763 when he purchased a 22 acre farm in New Hanover Township. This farm was located on the road between Philadelphia and Reading. This deed descibed him as a clock and watchmaker. Many tall case clocks have been found to date. His work sugests that he practiced the German school of clockmaking. His clocks are robustly made. We know that he was married to an Abigail. They had children and Adam trained two grandchildren as clockmakers. In 1800, Adam changed his occupation from clockmaker to farmer. He died in 1804. For a more a complete listing of this maker, please read Clockmakers of Montgomery County 1740-1850, written by Bruce Ross Foreman.