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2. Capt Robert BRATTON was born on 22 May 1712 in Donegal, Northern Ireland and died on 18 Oct 1785 in Augusta County, Virginia at age 73.

General Notes: In 1773 court papers contain the statement "Robert Bratton, aged 60 years, 20 May 1772."

In his will he mentions wife, Ann, sons James, George, John and Adam, daughters Agnes (husband William Givens) and "unhappy daughter" Mary. Son John named trustee of £200 designated for support & maintenance of dau Mary. Proved 18 Oct 1785 by John Poage & John Dunlap.

Hening's Statutes Volume 7 page 183
Sept 32nd 1758 - Details of a document by George II where militia are being compensated.
To Robert Bratton, for horse hire L. 3 S. 17 D. 0
3 Pounds and 17 Shillings - equivalent to 326.63 Pounds today.

Robert Bratton settled in Orange County, Virginia, now Augusta. He owned 2,284 acres. he was the Captain of the militia in the French and Indian War 1756-1758; also a memeber of the Council of War for the protection of the Virginia frontier in 1756. He still served as Captain of the militia in 1783 even though he was 70 years old. DAR #90436

Calender of Virginia State Papers Vol 2 pg 364 states that he was given orders to fill up his company with recruits for the Snow Campaign from York County, South Carolina.

The House of Dunlap pgs 83, 91; Soldiers Wives 1783, Capt Robert Bratton, Pastures pg 410.

Will of Robert Bratton, May 10, 1783 in Augusta County, Virginia, VA-Will Bk 6 pg 492. In 1745 Robert became owner of the Lewis-Patton plots on Big Calf Pasture, a large estate willed to son Adam Bratton in his will May 10, 1873.

On Mar 20, 1755 Robert Bratton qualified for his Commission as Captain of the militia at age 43. 6 days later Gen Edward Braddock's 44th and 49th Foot Regiments landed at Alexandria as the French and Indian War opened the Virginia front. Bratton's first service was on the Council of War, held at Staunton, Virgina to prepare for the defense of the Virginia frontier.


Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of Scotch-Irish in Virginia (1745-1800), Vol I.
Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965.

Chalkley, Lyman. Chalkley Augusta County 1745-1800, Vol I. Chalkley
Collection.

Morton, Oren F. Annals of Bath County, Virginia. Staunton, VA: McClure,
1927.

Waddell, Joseph A. Annals of Augusta County Virginia from 1726-1871.
Bridgewater, VA: C.J. Carrier Co., 1958 [c.1901].

Captain in the French and Indian War. Member of the Council of War for the protection of the V irginia Frontier, 1756, the owner of 2284 acres of land in A ugusta county and elsew here;
by Frederick V irkus, "Comendium of American Genealogy" Vol 2, page 337

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 Record
Date: May 10, 1783
Location: Augusta Co., VA
Property: tract on Jackson River, 240 acres
Notes: This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: Robert (mark) Bratton's will -- To wife, Anne Bratton; to son, James, the land James lives on; to son, George, tract on Jackson River, 240 acres; to son, John, tract on branches of the Little River, 700 acres; to son-in-law, Wm. Givens, and Agnes, hi
Description: Decedent's Son
Book date: WB6-492
Prove date: Oct 18, 1785

Robert married Ann McFARLAND, daughter of Robert McFARLAND and Ester HOUSTON, in 1745 in Augusta County, Virginia. Ann was born about 1717 and died after 1783 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: An Augusta County, Virgina Court Judgment contains the notation "Ann Dunlap, 18 Jun 1745 while she was single." They must have married after that date, but before Jun 1747 when Robert rec'd judgment regarding the debt owed to wife, Ann.


Children from this marriage were:

   6 F    i. Mary BRATTON was born in 1752 in Augusta County, Virginia.

+ 7 M    ii. James B. BRATTON was born on 30 Jun 1746 in Augusta County, Virginia, was christened on 11 Mar 1749 in Tinkling Spring Church, Augusta County, Virginia, died on 29 Jun 1828 in Bath County, Virginia at age 81, and was buried in 1828 in Bratton Cemetery, Bath County, Virginia.

+ 8 F    iii. Nancy Agnes BRATTON was born on 17 Apr 1747 in Augusta County, Virginia, died on 22 Jul 1827 in Augusta County, Virginia at age 80, and was buried in Old Given Cem, Jackson River, Augusta Co., VA.

+ 9 M    iv. Capt George BRATTON Sr. was born about 1748 in Augusta County, Virginia, died in Oct 1819 in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky about age 71, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemtary, Warren County, Kentucky.

+ 10 M    v. Adam BRATTON was born about 1750 in Augusta County, VA and died on 22 Dec 1800 in Augusta County, Virginia about age 50.

+ 11 M    vi. John BRATTON was born in Oct 1756 in Augusta County, Virginia and died in 1823 in Logan County, Kentucky at age 67.

3. James D. BRATTON was born on 1 May 1714 in Donegal, Northern Ireland and died on 21 May 1778 in Augusta County, Virginia at age 64.

General Notes: James Bratton came to this country and located at Hamiltonís Bend about 1760. They were about the first permanent settlers at that place. His son, Samuel, was there during his entire lifetime and there he died. Bratton Township was named for this family.

James married Elizabeth GRAHAM on 16 May 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia. Elizabeth died in Augusta County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Marriage license does not have wife's name on it. Source of info. "The Bratton Historian" Publication of Bratton Association, 1979 Vol 2 No 1 Muscogee, Ok.

Children from this marriage were:

   12 M    i. John BRATTON .

John married Ann about 1776.

+ 13 F    ii. Jane BRATTON was born in 1761 in Albemarle County, Virginia and died in 1826 in Madison County, Kentucky at age 65.

   14 M    iii. William BRATTON .

William married Isabella CHRISTIAN before 1789.

   15 M    iv. James BRATTON Jr. died on 2 Jan 1814 in Montgomery County, Virginia.

James married Living

+ 16 M    v. Peter BRATTON .

   17 M    vi. Thomas BRATTON was born in 1763 in Augusta County, Virginia and died in 1833 in Montgomery County, Virginia at age 70.

Thomas married Living

Thomas next married Mary JORDAN in 1804.

   18 M    vii. Living

   19 F    viii. Living

Living married Living

   20 M    ix. Living

4. Samuel Andrew BRATTON was born about 1716 in Donegal, Northern Ireland and died in Pennsylvania.

General Notes: Samuel Bratton was one of the early Pennsylvania Brattons, probably in Chester County, which indicates they may have entered the Colonies through the Port of Philadelphia. His sons were early settlers in the Juniata River Valley, PA.

Samuel married Jenie ARMSTRONG in 1732 in Chester County, Pennsylvannia. Jenie was born about 1716 in Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

   21 M    i. Charles BRATTON was born in 1733 in Bethel, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

+ 22 M    ii. James BRATTON Sr was born in 1735 in Bethel, Chester County, Pennsylvania and died in 1799 at age 64.

+ 23 M    iii. Andrew BRATTON was born in 1737 in Bethel, Chester County, Pennsylvania and died in 1780 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia at age 43.

5. William BRATTON Sr. was born in 1718 in Donegal, Northern Ireland and died about 1780 in Augusta County, Virginia or York County, SC about age 62.

General Notes: Annuals of South-West VA. p58-59 Jean Agee says he died in York Co. SC.

William married DUNLAP before 1742.

Children from this marriage were:

   24 M    i. Thomas S. BRATTON .

+ 25 M    ii. Col William BRATTON Jr. was born in 1742 in Amagh County, Pennsylvania, died on 9 Feb 1815 in Brattonsville, York County, South Carolina at age 73, and was buried in Bethesda Church Near Battlefield Of Huck's Defeat.

   26 M    iii. Robert BRATTON Sr. was born about 1814 and was buried in Bethesda Cemetery.

   27 M    iv. Hugh BRATTON .

+ 28 F    v. Jean BRATTON .


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