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7. 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.

General Notes: Several sources state that as a Captain of the Augusta Co. militia he fought at the battle of Guilford Court House in North Carolina on 15 Aug 1781 and was seriously injured. I have not verified this. Church records for the Bath County settlers will be found at Windy Cove Presbyterian Church.

His inventory included usual household furniture and farm equipment, livestock, tanner's equipment, leather and leather-working tools, and a variety of books. There was also spinning and weaving equipment which was probably used by wife, Rebecca.

His estate sale was reported on 07 Dec 1830 by William and Andrew Bratton, executors, and Charles L. Francisco, Commr. Among the purchasers were: Robert Stuart, Joseph Burger, John Dunlap, William Crawford, Robert Bratton, Rebecca McClung, John B. Crawford, Adam and John Porter, Andrew Crawford, Robert McClung, Andrew Sitlington, John Gay, Robert Sitlington, William and James Youel, Joshua McDannald, James Berry, Joseph and Thomas Gwin, Robert Dunlap, Robert Graham, David Berry, and Elizabeth Lockridge.

In the WPA Historical Inventory, the original Bratton home is listed as belonging to "Jimmy" Bratton in 1791, deeded (or devised) by him to Andrew Bratton in 1828, who deeded it to Andrew S. Bratton in 1868. It is described as a brick home with 9 rooms and 3 rooms in the basement. Built in old colonial style, constructed of stone and brick. The second house, constructed about 1810, is shown as property of James Bratton, deeded (or devised) to John Bratton in 1826, to Andrew Bratton in 1839, and to James Bratton in 1869. It was still owned by Bratton heirs in 1937. Photographs of these homes will be included when available.

The cemetery is 4 mi. east of Millboro Springs, VA, on Rt. 42 on the right side of the road traveling east. Stone reads "Sacred to the memory of James Bratton who departed this life on the 29th day of June 1828 in the 82nd year of his life."

In his will he mentions wife, Rebecca, sons William, John, Andrew, Lewis, Robert and David, and daughters Margret (m. Crawford), Rebecca (m. McClung), and Agnes (deceased, m. Porter).

CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
DEED BOOK NO. 22.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 557 Page 469.--16th March, 1779. James Rhea and Elizabeth ( ) to James Bratton, on Mill Creek, a branch of Calfpasture, by patent, 27th August, 1770. Line of William Rhea, Jr. Delivered to Samuel Clarke, Esq., for Andrew Bratton, heir of James Bratton, 23d February, 1836.

Died either June or January 29, 1828.

Captain at the battle of Guilford Court House during the American Revolution; built “Rock Rest” in 1806. Owner of 2650 acres of land in this vicinity and elsewhere; married Rebecca Hogsett. They were the parents of William Bratton of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
By Frederick V irkus,
“Comendium of American
Genealogy”, V ol 2, page 337
Error **** This is not the correct William Bratton of the Lewis and Clark Expedition*****

James married Rebecca HOGSHEAD, daughter of David HOGSHEAD and Margaret GILKESON, on 16 May 1774 in Augusta County, Virginia. Rebecca was born on 5 Feb 1757 in Augusta County, Virginia, died on 4 Jan 1834 in Bath County, Virginia at age 76, and was buried in 1834 in Bratton Cemetery, Bath County, Virginia. Another name for Rebecca was HOGSETT.

Marriage Notes: The record is a license only with bride's name not listed. However, this is probably the marriage to Rebecca Hogshead, date is consistent with known dates.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 29 M    i. Robert BRATTON was born on 11 Jul 1776 in Augusta County, Virginia and died on 25 Jul 1833 in Clark County, Kentucky at age 57.

+ 30 M    ii. David BRATTON was born about 1778 in Augusta County, Virginia and died about 1855 in Tennessee about age 77.

   31 F    iii. Mary BRATTON was born in 1779 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Mary married Edward ERWIN. Edward was born in 1775 in Bath County, Virginia.

+ 32 F    iv. Margaret BRATTON was born about 1781 in Augusta County, Virginia, died after 26 Jan 1853 in Walnut Twp., Montgomery Co., IN, and was buried in Walnut Twp., Montgomery Co., IN.

+ 33 M    v. William R. BRATTON was born on 3 Jul 1782 in Augusta County, Virginia, died on 20 Mar 1862 in Montgomery County, Indiana at age 79, and was buried in Union Hill Cemetery, Walnut Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana.

   34 M    vi. James BRATTON was born about 1784.

+ 35 F    vii. Nancy Agnes BRATTON was born in 1787 in Augusta County, Virginia, died in 1824 in Rockbridge County, Virginia at age 37, and was buried in Bratton Graveyard, 6 Miles East Of Milboro, Virginia.

+ 36 M    viii. John BRATTON was born in 1793 in Bath County, Virginia, died on 5 Feb 1866 in Montgomery County, Indiana at age 73, and was buried in Union Hill Cemetary, Walnut Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana.

   37 M    ix. Washington BRATTON was born in 1795.

+ 38 F    x. Rebecca BRATTON was born in 1797 in Bath County, Virginia, died on 25 Sep 1827 in Bath County, Virginia at age 30, and was buried in Windy Cove Presbyterian Church Cem., Bath Co., VA.

+ 39 M    xi. Andrew Sitlington BRATTON Sr. was born on 28 Mar 1799 in Bath County, Virginia, died on 21 Mar 1871 in Bath County, Virginia at age 71, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Bath Co., VA.

+ 40 M    xii. Lewis BRATTON was born on 2 Nov 1801 in Bath County, Virginia, died on 14 May 1838 in Virginia at age 36, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Bath Co., VA.

8. 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.

General Notes: William’s will probated on 9/29/1793 in Bath Co, VA.

Buried in the Old Given Cemetery .

Nancy married William GIVEN, son of John GIVEN and Mary Margaret SITLINGTON, on 21 May 1764 in Augusta County, Virginia. William was born on 21 Mar 1746 in Augusta County, Virginia, died on 27 Sep 1793 in Bath County, Virginia at age 47, and was buried in Given Cemetery.

Marriage Notes: Either March or May 21, 1764


Children from this marriage were:

   41 M    i. Robert GIVEN was born on 20 Feb 1765.

   42 F    ii. Sarah "Sally" Hannah GIVEN was born on 18 Aug 1766.

Sarah married Isaac GREGORY on 25 Mar 1790 in Augusta County, Virginia. Isaac was born in 1772 in Bath County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: [jeant_6.ged]

Bond 16 Mar 1790, dau William [Given], who consents. Wit: Robert Eastham & John Berry. Bondsman: Robert Given. Minister: Samuel Houston, pastor at High Bridge and Oxford Presbyterian Churches (Oxford in Rockbridge.)

   43 F    iii. Janet "Ginny" GIVEN was born on 27 Mar 1770.

Janet married John BERRY on 9 Dec 1790 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Bond: 25 Nov 1790, dau William, who consents. Bondsman: Samuel McClintick. Wit: J. Beal & Robert Given. Minister: John Montgomery, pastor Windy Cove and Williamsville Presbyterian Churches (Bath Co.)

   44 F    iv. Mary GIVEN was born in 1771.

Mary married William DINWIDDIE in 1798. William died before Jun 1824 in Bath County, Virginia.

   45 M    v. William GIVEN was born in 1773.

William married Nancy Jane FRAME on 16 Dec 1792 in Bath County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Married by George Guthrie.

   46 F    vi. Isabella GIVEN was born in 1775.

Isabella married Isaac DUFFIELD in 1795 in Bath County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: [jeant_6.ged]

Married by George Guthrie.

   47 M    vii. Samuel GIVEN was born on 3 Oct 1776 and died on 10 Jun 1851 in Middle Grove, Monroe County, Missouri at age 74.

Samuel married Elizabeth GUINN in 1801 in Bath County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born on 8 Apr 1778 and died on 31 Oct 1864 at age 86.

   48 M    viii. Adam GIVEN was born in 1778 and died between 28 Dec 1843 and Feb 1844 in Bath County, Virginia about age 65.

Adam married Nancy McGUFFIN in 1797.

Marriage Notes: [jeant_6.ged]

It appears that they had no children, or none who survived.

   49 M    ix. James GIVEN was born in 1781.

James married Elizabeth GRAHAM on 31 Jul 1806 in Bath County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born in 1788.

   50 M    x. John GIVEN was born in 1783.

John married Rachel PICKENS.

+ 51 M    xi. George GIVEN was born in 1784.

+ 52 M    xii. Henry GIVEN was born on 22 Jun 1786 and died in 1853 in Bath County, Virginia at age 67.

+ 53 F    xiii. Anne GIVEN was born in 1788.

   54 F    xiv. Margaret "Peggy" GIVEN was born in 1792.

Margaret married John GIBSON on 20 Apr 1813 in Bath County, Virginia.

   55 F    xv. Agnes GIVEN was born in 1793.

Agnes married George McGUFFIN.

9. 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.

General Notes: 1790 Mifflin County Pennsylvania Census George Bratton Sr. 1 WM Over 16 1 WM Under 16 2 WF

There is a George and a George Sr. listed in 1790, this does not fit his listed son because he would only be 4. Archibald is listed as well and he would only be 1. This one needs more research. I beleive they must count all Males no matter what their age as a seperate line.

1800 Mifflin County Pennsylvania Census George Bratton 2 M 16-25 2 M 26-44 1 M >45
4 F < 10 2 F 10-15 1 F 16-25 1 F 26-44


In October 1819, Archibald Bratton posted a bond of $600 to administer the estate of George Bratton, dec'd.

Albamarle County, Virginia: Between 1700-1800, Marriage Records

Bratton Historian: 1979, Vol 2, No 1

Fayette County Kentucky Tax: Between 1787-1798, Named in Capt Robert's will, land on Jackson River.

Kentucky family records: Before 1800, Kentucky State Library.

Sold Land: May 10, 1788, To Adam Bratton, Augusta County, Virginia.


Deed Book 26, p. 235 lists as Jane but signs Jean. George served as a Lieutenant in the VA Militia during the American Revolution. Augusta County Order Book 17, 1777-1783, p. 389?. Court Session of 22nd of May, 1782.

Moved to Kentucky after the revolution.

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 Record
Name: George Bratton
Date: Nov 17, 1772
Location: Augusta Co., VA
Notes: This land 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: Adam is son of Robert Bratton. Delivered to Geo. Bratton, 8 Oct 1774.
Description: Grantee
Book date: 19-22

George married Jane ELLIOTT, daughter of William ELLIOTT and Unknown, about 1773 in Augusta County, Virginia. Jane was born about 1753 and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemtary, Warren County, Kentucky. Another name for Jane was Jean ELLIOTT.

Marriage Notes: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 Record
Name: George Bratton
Date: Jun 2, 1785
Notes: This marriage 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: Bride is of age and is the daughter of William Elliott. Description: Bondsman
Bond date: May 17, 1785


Children from this marriage were:

   56 F    i. Jane BRATTON was born in 1776 in Augusta County, Virginia and died before 1869 in Warren County, Kentucky.

Jane married Aaron LEWIS on 14 May 1810 in Warren County, KY.

Marriage Notes:
Married by _____ Watt.

+ 57 M    ii. Robert C. BRATTON Sr was born in 1774 in Augusta County, Virginia, died before 1836 in Vigo County, Indiana, Honey Creek Area, and was buried in Vigo County, Indiana.

+ 58 M    iii. William E. BRATTON was born on 27 Jul 1778 in Augusta County, Virginia, died on 11 Nov 1841 in Wayne Twp., Montgomery Co., IN at age 63, and was buried in Old Pioneer Cem., Waynestown, IN.

+ 59 M    iv. George BRATTON Jr was born on 2 Aug 1786 in Augusta County, Virginia and died on 16 Sep 1853 in Warren County, Kentucky at age 67.

+ 60 M    v. Archibald BRATTON was born on 8 Apr 1789 in Augusta County, Virginia, died on 1 Oct 1845 in Montgomery County, Indiana at age 56, and was buried in Waynetown Pioneer Cem., Montgomery Co., IN.

   61 F    vi. Nancy A. G. BRATTON was born about 1795 in Virginia.

   62 F    vii. Nancy BRATTON was born in 1782 in Augusta County, Virginia. Another name for Nancy was Nanny.

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

General Notes: He mentioned wife Elizabeth, son Robert, daughters Peggy A., Betsy, Nancy, Susy F., Patsy W., Sally, and on July 28th adds codicil stating that Elizabeth has been delivered of another daughter. His will was presented for probate, proved and recorded on 22 Dec 1800.

Adam Bratton married again in July 1788, so Agnes must have died prior
to that date. Only one child, Margaret "Peggy", is listed as a
Hogshead descendant. He had other children by second wife. James
Bratton, brother of Adam and husband of Agnes (Hogshead) Bratton's
sister, Rebecca, was named as guardian for Margaret "Peggy" Bratton,
but not for any of the children of Adam's second marriage.

Adam Bratton was on Dumore's War listing:
Dunmore' War was a conflict between the Colony of Virginia and the Native Americans of the Ohio Valley. Following increased raids and attacks on frontiersmen in this region, the Royal Governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, organized a large force of militia and marched to Fort Pitt arriving at the end of August 1774. Dunmore also ordered Colonel Andrew Lewis, commander of the southwestern Virginia militia, to raise an army in the south and meet Dunmore's force along the Ohio River. Lewis formed militia companies from Augusta, Bedford, Botetourt, Culpeper, Dunmore, Fincastle, and Kentucky counties. After Colonel Lewis' victory at the Battle of Point Pleasant, Dunmore successfully negotiated a peace treaty with the Delaware, Mingo, and Shawnee chiefs that prevented them from settling or hunting south of the Ohio River.

Served as a soldier in the American Revolution; Captain Kincaid’s Company from A ugusta County, VA. DAR Patriot Index, p. 82, Gwathney, p. 89

Adam married Agnes HOGSHEAD, daughter of David HOGSHEAD and Margaret GILKESON, about 1779 in Virginia. Agnes was born on 10 Jan 1759 in Augusta County, Virginia and died before Jul 1788 in Virginia.

The child from this marriage was:

   63 F    i. Margaret A. "Peggy" BRATTON was born about 1785 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Margaret married Andrew SITLINGTON about 1833. Andrew was born on 10 Dec 1785 and died on 13 Dec 1863 at age 78.

Margaret next married Thomas FEAMSTER Jr. on 13 May 1820 in Bath County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Thomas Feamster, Jr. - Bath County, VA - Marriage Bond only May 13, 1820. Surety: George W. Feamster. No Return recorded.

Adam next married Elizabeth FEAMSTER, daughter of Thomas FEAMSTER and Unknown, on 9 Jul 1788 in Augusta County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born about 1757 in Augusta County, Virginia and died before 25 Nov 1830 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Elizabeth dau. of Thomas, who consents. Marriage bond 04 Jul 1788, surety James Lyle, Jr. Minister: Archibald Scott (pastor Bethel Presbyterian Church).

Annal of Bath County, Virgina
Adam & Elizabeth Feamster 4 July 1788; Minister's return spells name as 'Feemster' d Thomas who consents wit - William Black and John Mc Gummery b - James Lyle Jr. min - Archibald Scott - 9 July 1788


Children from this marriage were:

   64 F    i. Nancy Jane BRATTON was born in Augusta County, Virginia and died between 1838 and 1840.

Nancy married George FEAMSTER on 26 Oct 1835 in Bath County, Virginia.

   65 F    ii. Susan "Susy" F. BRATTON was born in Augusta County, Virginia and died in Sep 1815.

Susan married Lloyd BROWNING on 24 Feb 1812 in Augusta County, Virginia.

   66 F    iii. Elizabeth "Betsy" BRATTON was born in 1789 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Elizabeth married Samuel CRAIG on 6 Feb 1821 in Augusta County, Virginia.

   67 F    iv. Martha "Patsy" W. BRATTON was born in 1792 in Augusta County, Virginia and died on 13 Apr 1864 in Augusta County, Virginia at age 72.

+ 68 M    v. Robert BRATTON was born about 1797 in Augusta County, Virginia and died before 12 Oct 1836 in Bath County, Virginia.

   69 F    vi. Sarah "Sally" BRATTON was born before 1800 in Augusta County, Virginia and died on 15 Jul 1821.

   70 F    vii. Jane S. BRATTON was born in Jul 1800 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Jane married Esq. James MONTAGUE on 2 Jul 1840 in Bath County, Virginia.

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

General Notes: In court records 22 Apr 1800 John is identified as aged 44, brother to Adam Bratton.

According to statements in the files of Augusta Co. chancery suit N.S. 187, Craig vs. Bratton, John Bratton, brother of Adam and one of the executors, left Virginia shortly after 1809, and died in Kentucky. Needs further research in Virginia and Kentucky records.

Moved to Kentucky about 1789, there are stories that he was running around with Daniel Boone.

Will executed in 1923 in Logan County, KY.

John married Sarah ANDERSON. Sarah was born about 1760 in Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 71 M    i. John BRATTON was born in 1788 and died in 1833 in Franklin County, Tennessee at age 45.

+ 72 M    ii. Joseph BRATTON was born in Mar 1791 in Logan County, Kentucky and died on 16 Aug 1864 in Decherd, Franklin County, Tennessee at age 73.

   73 M    iii. David BRATTON was born after 1795.

John next married Judith MONTGOMERY on 25 Jun 1815 in Madison County, Kentucky. Judith was born about 1760 in Virginia.

The child from this marriage was:

   74 M    i. James BRATTON .

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

Jane married Living

Children from this marriage were:

   75 F    i. Ella WALLACE .

   76 F    ii. Sallie WALLACE .

   77 F    iii. Mary WALLACE .

   78 F    iv. Anna WALLACE .

   79 M    v. Andrew WALLACE .

   80 F    vi. Peggy WALLACE .

16. Peter BRATTON .

Peter married Francis PATTERSON on 24 Jan 1795 in Middle River, Augusta County, Virginia.

The child from this marriage was:

   81 M    i. Alexander BRATTON was born in 1802 and died on 8 Sep 1882 at age 80.

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

General Notes: Per the "Pioneers of Mifflin Co. PA":
"James Bratton, Sr. may have been of brother of Andrew. He migrated from Bethel Township (near Delaware Co) to Mifflin Co. about 1772. He died in 1799, leaving wife, Rachel, and children, William, James Jr. 1757-1844; went to Center Township, Guernsey Co. OH; Samuel (1762-1799) ,Sarah, Elizabeth."

James married Rachel RICHARDSON.

Children from this marriage were:

   82 M    i. William BRATTON was born on 12 Jun 1755 in Chester County, Pennsylvannia and died in 1824 at age 69.

William married Christine Hester HAMILTON.

+ 83 M    ii. James BRATTON Jr was born on 13 Apr 1757 in Butler, Chester County, Pennsylvannia, died on 6 Oct 1844 in Center, Guernsey County, Ohio at age 87, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetary near Winterset, Ohio.

+ 84 M    iii. Samuel BRATTON Sr. was born in 1762 in Oliver Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvannia and died in 1799 in McVeytown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvannia at age 37.

   85 F    iv. Sarah BRATTON was born in 1764 and died in 1857 at age 93.

Sarah married Living

   86 F    v. Elizabeth BRATTON was born in 1766.

Elizabeth married Living

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

General Notes: Andrew was an early settler, and later the supervisor of roads in the Juniata River Valley, Mifflin Co, PA. Bratton Township was named after this family.

Per the "Pioneers of Mifflin Co. PA":
"The first settlers of Miffline Co. was Andrew Bratton. In 1754 he went from Hamilton Township (now Franklin Co) to what is now Bratton Township. Before that he had probably lived in Chester Co., where the Brattons seem to have originated. Rev. Charles Beatty stopped at Andrew Bratton's when on his missionary tour in 1766; the first church in the section was erected on his land about 1776. Andrew Bratton married Nancy Holliday of Peters Township (now Franklin Co.) He died about 1780 leaving sons William (1745-1825) and John. William was Captain in the Revolution, later a squire. He married about 1776 Christiana Hamilton. John never married."

Andrew married Mary Nancy HOLLIDAY.

Children from this marriage were:

   87 M    i. William BRATTON was born in 1745 and died in 1825 at age 80.

William married Christiana HAMILTON about 1776.

   88 M    ii. Living

25. 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.

General Notes: Colonel - Revolutionary War

TX DAR Register; Revolutionary Ancestors Vol 1-A Part 1; Will of William Bratton book D pg 51. SC probated Feb 13, 1815; DASR 51532, 66034 and "The Bratton Historian" Vol 2, No 1, 1979.

Col Bratton, Sgt of Militia, French and Indian War - captured and released. In charge of Battle at Huck's Defeat, SC as Col in Rev. War.

Martha Bratton, his wife, was a heroine of the Revolution whose noble deeds were commemorated in 1839 at a celebration of Huck's defeat at Brattonsville.

"Colonel in the American Revolution in Sumpter's Brigade in battle at Williamson's Plantation, at Fish, Dam Ford, Rocky Mount, Fishing Creek, Mobleys, Gibson's Meeting House and Black Valley, prior to formation of Sumter troops, he fought at Battle of Charlestown. Before going to SC he served in the Virginia Militia at the Battle of Braddock's defeat. He was a Justice of the Peace for Craven under the Crown."
Bratton Historian Vol 11 No. 1, 1979

York County's first county court session occurred in January 1786. In 1785, the South Carolina governor, Hon. William Moultrie, commissioned York County's first Justices of the Peace: William Bratton, William Hill, John Moffet, David Leech, Francis Adams, James Wilson of Kings Creek, and John Drennan, Esqs. Minute Book A, January 1786-April 1792, states that the above named justices met and acted as the first jury.

BRATTON William (grandfather of John Bratton), Senator from York District.
-Born in 1742 in Ireland; came with parents first to Pennsylvania, then to York,
S. C. Married Martha Robinson of Rowan County, N.C. During Revolutionary War, colonel under General Thomas Sumter; served in militia in York formed to stop advance of British after fall of Charles Town in 1780. Tax collector, New Acquisition, 1778-84. Commissioner for building court house and gaol, Pinckney District, 1791. One of first county court judges. Justice of peace. S. C. House of Representatives, New Acquisition District, 1784-90. S. C. Senate, York, 1790-94; resigned on election as sheriff December 19, 1794, serving four years. Trustee of Alexandria College in Pinckney District, 1797. Member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church, McConnell's. Died February 9, 1815; buried in Bethesda
Cemetery, York District.

BIOGRAPHY
William settled in York County, SC. He was a colonel of militia and commanded the troops in the battle of Huck's Depot. By 1776, he had settled in the upper part of Camden District which later became York County SC. It was here that he established himself as a planter. In addition to his home plantation, he owned 200 acres and employed a work force of 23 slaves. Bratton represented the election district of New Acquisition in the SC house during he Sixth (1785-1786), Seventh (1781-1788), and Eighth (1789-1790) General Assemblies of SC. York District elected him to the South Carolina Senate for the Ninth (1791), Tenth (1792-1794), and Eleventh (1794-1795) General Assemblies. He resigned from the Eleventh General Assembly upon his election on the 19th of December as Sheriff of Pinckney District. In 1790, he was a delegate from New Acquisition to the state constitutional convention. Active in local as well as state affairs, Bratton held a number of offices, including trustee to establish and incorporate a college in Pinckney District (1797).
Along with his legislative and civic affairs, Bratton supported the state in a military capacity as well. Serving as militia Colonel (1780), he led a group of volunteers attached to General Thomas Sumter. He successfully conducted an attack against the Tories at Mobley's Meeting House near Winnsboro (June 1780). Following this action, Bratton defeated a group of Tories encamped at his own plantation (12 July 1780). He was also present at the engagements at Hanging Rock (6 August 1780), Fishdam Ford (9 November 1780), and Blackstock's (20 November 1780). Prior to 1766, Bratton wed Martha Bratton (see her in this Who's Who Section). They were parents to eight children. Survived by his wife and children, William Bratton died 9 February 1815 and was buried in Besthesda Presbyterian Cemetery. Visit the recreation of his plantation at Brattonsville SC. near McConnell, SC. From the Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives Vol. III, 1775-1790.



William married Martha ROBERTSON in 1768 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Martha was born in 1750 in Rowan County, North Carolina, died on 9 Jan 1816 in York County, South Carolina at age 66, and was buried in Bethesda Church Near Battlefield Of Huck's Defeat.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 89 F    i. Elsie-Jensy BRATTON was born on 7 Sep 1766 in Pennsylvania and died on 27 Nov 1825 in South Carolina at age 59.

   90 F    ii. Jane BRATTON was born on 9 Oct 1769.

Jane married Dr James SIMPSON before 1803.

   91 F    iii. Martha BRATTON was born on 18 Mar 1771 in York County, South Carolina and died about 1813 about age 42.

Martha married Rev John FOSTER.

+ 92 M    iv. Dr. William BRATTON III was born on 22 Aug 1773 in South Carolina, died on 1 Dec 1850 in Winnsboro, South Carolina at age 77, and was buried in Sion Presbyterian Churchyard, Fairfield County, South Carolina.

+ 93 F    v. Elizabeth BRATTON was born on 15 Aug 1774 in South Carolina, died on 9 Sep 1840 in York County, South Carolina at age 66, and was buried in Bethesda Cemetery.

+ 94 F    vi. Nancy Agnes BRATTON was born on 23 May 1782 in York County, South Carolina and died on 19 Jan 1847 in York County, South Carolina at age 64.

   95 F    vii. Mary BRATTON was born on 13 Jun 1785 in York County, South Carolina and died on 1 Jul 1838 in York County, South Carolina at age 53.

Mary married George STEELE on 18 Sep 1823 in York County, South Carolina. George was born on 22 Feb 1799 in York County, South Carolina, died on 26 Feb 1868 in York County, South Carolina at age 69, and was buried in Bethesda Cemetery.

+ 96 M    viii. Dr. John Simpson BRATTON Sr. was born on 21 Feb 1789 in York County, South Carolina, died on 23 Apr 1843 in York County, South Carolina at age 54, and was buried in Bethesda Presbyterian Chapel Cemetery.

   97 F    ix. Nancy BRATTON was born about 1791 in South Carolina.

Nancy married Robert McCORD.

28. Jean BRATTON .

Jean married Samuel GAY.

The child from this marriage was:

   98 M    i. Living


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