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100. John D. BRATTON was born on 29 Mar 1804 in Virginia, died on 1 Dec 1878 in Callaway County, Missouri at age 74, and was buried in Gay Family Cemetery - 8.8 miles north of Lindburg, just south of the Callaway-Audrain County line.

General Notes: Four children by first marriage, two children by second marriage.

Moved to Calloway Co., MO.

Between 1840 and 1851 the General Land Office shows records of 5 patents granted (cash entry sales) to John D. Bratton in Callaway Co., MO, purchased through the Fayette Land Office.. The date granted and locations as follows:

10 Jan 1840 - NW¼ SW¼, S01 T49N R11W, 40 ac. (Doc. # 12852)
10 Jan 1840 - NW¼ SE¼, S01 T49N R11W, 40 ac. (Doc # 13625)
01 Jun 1850 - NW¼ NE¼, S12 T49N R11W, 40 ac. (Doc # 27775)
01 Dec 1851 - SE ¼ NW¼ - S12 T49N R11W, 40 ac. (Doc # 28160)
01 Dec 1851 - NW¼ SW¼ - S12 T49N R11W, 40 ac. (Doc # 28730)

In Callaway Co. Isaac C. Bratton purchased land in 1835, then additional property in Montgomery in 1839. A Robert Bratton and William A. Bratton purchased land in Callaway in 1850 and 1854, possibly sons of John D.?.

Cleek gives 2nd wife as "Muriel McEwin". Last wife was definitely "Mariah", possibly the widow Graham. Needs further investigation.

NARA M-653, Roll 608, 1860 U.S. Census, Rocky Fork Twp., Boone Co., MO, p. 640, in household #21/21 of George W. Reems: John D. Bratton, 56, m, farmer, $4000/$500, MO; Mariah M., 35, f, NC; George N, 5, m, MO.

NARA M-593, Roll 760, 1870 U.S. Census, Boone Co., MO, Township Forty-nine, p. 193, #1/1: Bratton, John B, 66, m, W, farmer, $1500/$1000, VA; Maria M, 47, f, W, Keeps House, N.C.; Geo. N, 14, m, W, MO; Edwin C, 10, m, W, MO.

Gay Family Cemetery
Bratton, Jno. D. March 29 1804- December 1 1878 Bratton, Nancy-wife of J. Bratton died November 17 1847? Aged 41 y 10 m 28 d


John married Nancy LANGSTON, daughter of Abraham LANGSTON and Isabella CLARK, before 1829. Nancy was born about 1806 and died on 17 Nov 1847 about age 41. Another name for Nancy was Mary LANGSTON.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 318 M    i. William A. BRATTON was born about 1829 in Kentucky and died on 3 May 1894 in Callaway County, Missouri about age 65.

   319 M    ii. John D BRATTON Jr was born about 1835.

John married Z. I.. Z. was born about 1841.

John next married Maria M. FAUCETT on 21 Jun 1853 in Boone County, Missouri. Maria was born on 6 Aug 1823 in North Carolina, died on 15 May 1903 in Boone County, Missouri at age 79, and was buried in Mt. Zion Church, Methodist South, S. 1/2 Sec. 32, Town. 50, Range 11, Rocky Fork Township, Boone County, Missouri.

Marriage Notes: Missouri Marriages, 1851-1900
Name: JOHN D. BRATTON
Spouse: MARIA M. FAUCETT
Marriage Date: 21 Jun 1853
County: Boone
State: MO


Children from this marriage were:

   320 M    i. George N. BRATTON was born about 1855 in Missouri.

   321 M    ii. Edwin C. BRATTON was born about 1860 in Missouri.

112. James L. BRATTON was born in 1806 in Kentucky.

General Notes: 1830 Warren County Kentucky Census James Bratton 1 M < 5 1 M 20-30 1 F 20-30

1840 Warren County Kentucky Census James Bratton 2 M < 5 2 M 5-10 1 M 30-40
1 F < 5 1 F 5-10 1 F 10-15 1 F 40-50

James married Nancy HENDRICKS on 5 Mar 1829 in Warren County, Kentucky. Nancy was born in 1810 in Kentucky.

Marriage Notes: Married by J. L. Hickman


Children from this marriage were:

   322 M    i. William BRATTON was born in 1839 in Warren County, Kentucky.

   323 M    ii. Albert BRATTON was born in 1846 in Warren County, Kentucky.

113. Robert W. BRATTON was born about 1815 in Kentucky. Another name for Robert was John W. BRATTON.

General Notes: Went by the name John W. sometime after 1860

1880 7th District, Obion County, TN Tax list
Bratton J. W.

1882 7th District, Obion County, TN Tax list
Bratton J. W. Callicott Bowden Bowden Shipp



Robert married Lemandia CRAIG, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 21 Oct 1835 in Calloway County, Kentucky. Lemandia was born about 1815 in Kentucky. Another name for Lemandia was Maranda A. CRAIG.

Marriage Notes: From GenealogyLibrary @ Genealogy.com:
Craig, Miranda A.
Spouse: Robert W. Bratton
Marriage Date: Oct 21, 1835
Location: Calloway Co., Kentucky
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Microfilm: 0321423



Children from this marriage were:

   324 F    i. Rachael BRATTON was born in 1837.

+ 325 M    ii. James A. BRATTON was born in 1839 in Kentucky.

   326 M    iii. David M. BRATTON was born in 1842 in Tennessee.

David married Sevinnie C.. Sevinnie was born in 1848 in Tennessee.

   327 F    iv. A. E. BRATTON was born in 1846 in Tennessee.

+ 328 M    v. John Calvert BRATTON was born on 5 Mar 1847 in Tennessee, died on 19 Nov 1935 in Benton Township, Fulton County, Arkansas at age 88, and was buried in 1935 in Harmony Cemetery, Fulton County, Arkansas.

   329 F    vi. Virginia L. BRATTON was born in 1849 in Tennessee.

   330 F    vii. G. Anna BRATTON was born in Aug 1859 in Tennessee.

G. married BURNET.

131. Charles Lewis BRATTON was born on 19 Jun 1819 in Augusta County, Virginia and died on 3 Dec 1902 in Montgomery County, Indiana at age 83.

General Notes:
History of Montgomery County, Indiana, HW Beckwith. (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881)

CHARLES L. BRATTON, farmer, Crawfordsville, an old settler, was born in Augusta county, Virginia, June 19, 1819. He came with his parents to this county in a four-horse wagon. They started from Virginia September 12, and got here October 12, 1832. They traveled through the week and rested on Sunday, and enjoyed their journey through the woods and wilderness. His parents were William and Mary G. Bratton. His father was in the war of 1812, and both his grandfathers were in the war of the revolution. His father was a Jackson democrat, a whig, then a republican. His mother was a member of the Presbyterian church. The subject of this sketch went to school in a log cabin and sat on puncheon benches, and had greased paper for windows. He lived with his father until he was twenty-five years old, having always been a farmer. He has a good farm of 160 acres, upon which he has a nice two-story brick house, about five miles from Crawfordsville. He was married January 11, 1844, to Catherine Dice. She is a member of the Presbyterian church, and was born November 9, 1824. They have had ten children: Mary M., married to Andrew Smiley; David A., married to Eliza Grimes; William A. was in the army six months, and is married to Jane Carrington; John A. (deceased); Martha E.; Charles M., married to Ellen Loop; James B., Harvey B., Orpha W. and Rachel J. Mr. Bratton has been a Presbyterian since be was twenty-three years old, and is now a deacon in that church. He is a Good Templar, a member of the Horse Detective Association, and a strong adherent to the principles of the Republican party. He cast his first vote for General Harrison, in 1840. He reads a great deal, and is an intelligent, enterprising farmer. He has the patent for the land where he now lives, issued to Charles Johnston, signed by Andrew Jackson.

AW Bowen History of Montgomery County, Indiana (1913) p 1112
Charles L. Braton, one of the pioneer settlers of Montgomery County, was born in August Co, June 19, 1819 and there he spent his early boyhood years, being 14 when, in 1832, he accompanied his parents in a four horse wagon from the Old Dominion to Montgomery County Indiana leaving Virginia on Sept 12 and reaching here Oct 12, 1832. They traveled through the week and rested on Sunday and greatly enjoyed their rough overland journey through the woods and wilderness. His parents were William and Mary g. Bratton. His father was a soldier in the war of 1812, and both his grandfathers were in the Revolutionar War. His father was a Jackson Democrat, a Whig, then a Republican. His mother was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Charles L. Bratton went to school in a log cabin and sat on puncheon benches and had greased paper for windows. He lived with his father until he was 25 having always been a farmer. He became owner of a productive and well kept farm of 160 acres, on which stood a substantial two-story brick house, about 5 miles from Crawfordsville. On Jan 11, 1844, he married Catherine DICE. She was born on Nov 9, 1824. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Her death occurred in 1883. Charles L. Bratton continued to reside on his farm in Union Twp until late in life, and in the early 90s he sold his place and lived with his children, spending some time with first one, then another, until his death, on Dec 21, 1902 at an advanced age. He was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church from his 23rd year unti his death and toward the later part of his life was a deacon in the church. He was a Good Templar, a member of the Horse Thief Detective Association, and was a loyal Republican. He cast his first vote for General William Henry harrison in 1840. He was a well read man and was an intelligent, prosperous and honored citizen. He retained the patent to the land where he lived so long, which patent was issued to Charles Johnston and signed by President Andrew Jackson. 10 children were born to Charles I. Bratton and wife, namely: Mary, who married Andrew SMILEY, lived all her life near Mace; David was married and had two children, one of whom is still living; David was a farmer and lived in mace; William is engaged in merchandising and the fish commission business at Cortez, Florida; Ella was the wife of Joseph W. WARD and lived south of Crawfordsville until her death in August 1912; Johnnie died when two years old; Charles M. lives in Crawfordsville; James B. Charles M lives in Crawfordsville; James B., deceased lived in Lebanon, where he died in December 1909; Harvey B. lives near Linnsburg; orpheus W, subject of this sketch; Rachel Jennie married Joseph A. Ward and lives in Cass County, Indiana. Orpheus W. Bratton grew to manhood on the home farm and there assisted with the general work, and he received a good education in the common schools. In January 1887 Mr. Bratton married Ida M. SCHENCK, daughter of Jacob and Frances TILLY Schenck. She was born in Boone COunty, Indiana. Her mother died when Mrs. bratton was a little child and this event broke up the home. There were at that time also two little brother, who grew to manhood and are still living - Milton and john, the former residing near Colfax and the latter in Wyoming. After the death of the mother of these children, the father moved about a great deal, living for awhile in Putnam county but most of the time in Montgomery county, not far from Linnsburg. The father Jacob Schenck spent his old age with his daughter, Mrs. Bratton and died at her home Feb 3, 1899.

Charles married Catherine DICE, daughter of David DICE and Martha BROCKMAN, on 11 Jan 1844 in Warren County, Kentucky. Catherine was born on 9 Nov 1824 in Virginia and died on 22 Mar 1884 at age 59.

Children from this marriage were:

   331 M    i. Living

   332 F    ii. Living

   333 F    iii. Living

   334 F    iv. Mary M BRATTON was born on 14 Mar 1845 in Indiana.

Mary married Living

   335 M    v. David A BRATTON was born on 21 Jul 1846.

David married Living

   336 M    vi. William C. BRATTON was born on 22 Jul 1848 in Indiana.

William married Elizabeth KELLEY on 11 Feb 1864.

Marriage Notes: MONTGOMERY COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS: 1860-1888

William next married Living

   337 M    vii. John A BRATTON was born on 3 Feb 1851 and died on 22 Dec 1854 at age 3.

   338 F    viii. Martha Elizabeth BRATTON was born on 26 Sep 1853 in Indiana and died on 31 Aug 1912 at age 58.

Martha married Joseph W. WARD on 22 Dec 1881.

Marriage Notes: MONTGOMERY COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS: 1860-1888

   339 F    ix. Ella BRATTON was born in 1856 in Indiana.

+ 340 M    x. Charles M. BRATTON was born on 18 Sep 1856 in Indiana.

   341 M    xi. James B. BRATTON was born on 14 May 1858 in Indiana.

James married Lizzie A. ABBOTT on 15 Dec 1881. Another name for Lizzie was Elizabeth.

Marriage Notes: MONTGOMERY COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS: 1860-1888

   342 M    xii. Harvey B BRATTON was born on 11 Jun 1860 in Indiana.

Harvey married Living

+ 343 M    xiii. Orpheus W. BRATTON was born on 18 Jun 1862 in Union Township, Montgomery County, Indiana.

   344 F    xiv. Raechel J. BRATTON was born in 1864 in Indiana.

Raechel married John CONOVER on 14 Feb 1861.

Marriage Notes: MONTGOMERY COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS: 1860-1888

135. Delilah Tevis PORTER was born on 25 Feb 1814 in Augusta County, Virginia, died on 15 Mar 1838 in Walnut Twp., Montgomery Co., Indiana at age 24, and was buried after 15 Mar 1838 in Walnut Twp., Montgomery Co., Indiana.

Delilah married James SHANKLIN on 9 Jun 1831 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., Indiana. James was born on 30 Dec 1807 in Sharpsburg, Bath Co., Kentucky and died on 7 Jan 1873 in Carroll Co., Iowa at age 65.

Children from this marriage were:

   345 M    i. John Moreland SHANKLIN was born on 13 Jun 1832 in Montgomery Co., Indiana and died on 17 Mar 1867 in Toledo, Tama Co., Iowa at age 34.

   346 F    ii. Nancy Ann SHANKLIN was born on 25 Jan 1834 in Montgomery Co., Indiana.

138. Margaret Bratton PORTER was born on 1 Apr 1819 in Augusta County, Virginia and died on 16 Mar 1850 in Linn Co., IA, Bur Campbell Cem. at age 30.

Margaret married Micajah Simpson OXLEY on 27 Sep 1842 in Montgomery County, Indiana. Micajah was born on 24 Nov 1817 in Lexington, KY and died on 16 Jan 1903 in Pleasant Dale, Seward Co., NE at age 85.

Children from this marriage were:

   347 F    i. Celia J. OXLEY was born about 1844 in Iowa and died on 17 Apr 1871 in Wayland, IA about age 27.

   348 M    ii. John Porter OXLEY was born about 1846 in Iowa and died on 27 Jul 1878 in Wayland, IA about age 32.

   349 M    iii. James M. OXLEY was born in Jan 1847 in Marion Co., IA and died on 24 May 1851 in Linn Co., IA at age 4.

   350 M    iv. William Everitt OXLEY was born in 1849 in Marion Co., IA and died in Eatonsville, WA.

139. Agnes Jane PORTER was born on 1 Apr 1819 in Augusta County, Virginia, died on 21 Feb 1852 in Iowa at age 32, and was buried in 1852 in Campbell Cem, 6 MI East Of Cedar Rapids, IA.

Agnes married William Clare OXLEY on 26 Oct 1846 in Montgomery County, Indiana. William was born on 6 Aug 1809 in Fayette Co., KY and died on 3 Dec 1886 in Washington Co., IA at age 77.

Children from this marriage were:

   351 M    i. John Perry OXLEY was born in 1847 in Marion Co., IA and died in 1922 at age 75.

   352 M    ii. William OXLEY was born in 1849 in Marion Co., IA and died in 1891 at age 42.

   353 F    iii. Margaret Jane OXLEY was born in Nov 1850 in Marion Co., IA and died on 17 Feb 1852 at age 1.

153. William Harvey McCLUNG was born in 1826 in Bath County, Virginia, died on 19 Oct 1864 in The Battle Of Cedar Creek at age 38, and was buried in Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Deerfield.

General Notes: On 10 Jul 1838 Andrew Bratton posted a guardian's bond of $4000, surety John Sloan, as guardian of William H. McClung, orphan child of John McClung. The guardian's accounts for Lewis Bratton were settled after his death by Andrew Sitlington and John S. Kelso, comm., the report filed 14 Dec 1838. The record is not clear as to whether or not William was of age at that date.

William married Susan G. CRAWFORD before 1860. Susan was born about 1831.

The child from this marriage was:

   354 M    i. J. Crawford McCLUNG was born about 1860 and died in Hampden Sidney, VA.

183. Nancy MUSTOE was born in Bath County, Virginia.

Nancy married Henry GIVEN, son of William GIVEN and Nancy Agnes BRATTON, on 9 Oct 1813. Henry was born on 22 Jun 1786 and died in 1853 in Bath County, Virginia at age 67.

(Duplicate Line. See Person 52)

189. John A. BRATTON was born on 8 Aug 1812 in Franklin Co., KY, died on 11 Oct 1855 in Travis Co., TX at age 43, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Travis County, Texas.

General Notes: p. 144a: # 160/160 John Bratton, 38, M, Farmer, $2000, b. KY Jane, 36, F, b. IL William, 13, M, b. IN, school Annetta, 11, F, b. LA, school Mary, 9, F, b. TX, school James, 7, M, b. TX Rachael, 2, F, b. TX Edward [Orr?], M, Farmer, b. NC, cannot r/w

Siblings William, Robert, Eunice and Anna in following household.

The Texas Historical Marker at the front gate of the Bratton Cemetery. The text on the sign reads as follows:
"Kentucky native John Bratton (1812 - 1855) came to Texas with his family in 1837. Ten years later, Bratton purchased land in this area and set aside one acre for use as a burial ground for family and friends. The earliest known burial, that of Mary J. Robey, took place in 1847. There are more than 100 known gravesites in the Bratton Cemetery, and about 50 of the burials are marked only with fieldstones. A good example of a pioneer graveyard, in which many of the graves date from the 1800s, the Bratton Cemetery is a reminder of the area's local history. (1985)"

John married Jane LANE in 1834 in Vigo County, Indiana, Honey Creek Area. Jane was born on 6 Oct 1813 in Terra Haute, Vigo County, Indiana and died on 10 Feb 1906 in Merreltown, Travis County, Texas at age 92.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 355 M    i. William Henry BRATTON was born in 1837 in Vigo County, Indiana.

+ 356 F    ii. Annette Jane BRATTON was born on 5 Jun 1839 in Louisianna and died on 26 Jul 1912 in Travis County, Texas at age 73.

   357 F    iii. Mary Elizabeth "Eliza" BRATTON was born in 1841 in Travis County, Texas and died in 1914 in Travis County, Texas at age 73.

+ 358 M    iv. James A. BRATTON was born in 1843 in Travis County, Texas and died on 10 Feb 1906 in Merreltown, Travis County, Texas at age 63.

+ 359 F    v. Rachel Ann BRATTON was born on 4 Mar 1849 in Travis County, Texas and died on 15 Feb 1913 in Williamson County, Texas at age 63.

   360 M    vi. Robert BRATTON was born on 13 Jul 1851 in Merreltown, Travis County, Texas and died on 18 Jul 1853 in Merreltown, Travis County, Texas at age 2.

+ 361 F    vii. Annie Solemnia BRATTON was born on 13 Oct 1853 in Merreltown, Travis County, Texas, died on 10 Jan 1920 in Travis County, Texas at age 66, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Travis County, Texas.

+ 362 M    viii. John A. BRATTON Jr was born on 31 Mar 1856 in Merreltown, Travis County, Texas, died on 15 Jun 1930 in Dallas, Texas at age 74, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Travis County, Texas.

191. George BRATTON was born about 1819 in Vigo County, Indiana, Honey Creek Area, died on 30 Mar 1851 in Travis Co., TX about age 32, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Travis County, Texas.

General Notes:
p. 148a: # 221/221 George Bratton, 31, M, Farmer, $1000, b. IN Amanda, 22, F, b. IN [Hasill?], 2, F, b. TX Mary, 1, F, b. TX [Hellen?], 1 mo, F, b. TX

George married Amanda WALKER on 21 Feb 1847 in Travis County, Texas. Amanda was born on 17 Jan 1828 in Travis County, Texas, died on 15 May 1896 in Stephens County, Texas at age 68, and was buried in Macedonia Cemetery.

Children from this marriage were:

   363 F    i. Harriet Elizabeth BRATTON was born on 17 Dec 1847.

Harriet married Thomas Anderson GLASSCOCK on 12 Dec 1874.

   364 F    ii. Mary Margaret BRATTON was born on 24 Jan 1849 in Travis County, Texas and died on 22 Jul 1853 in Travis County, Texas at age 4.

   365 F    iii. Nancy Helen BRATTON was born on 12 Apr 1850 in Travis County, Texas and died on 26 Jul 1853 in Travis County, Texas at age 3.

+ 366 M    iv. George William BRATTON Sr. was born on 15 Oct 1851 in Travis County, Texas, died on 7 Jan 1920 in Stephens County, Texas at age 68, and was buried in Macedonia Cemetery.

192. William BRATTON was born about 1820 in Vigo County, Indiana, Honey Creek Area and died on 29 Jan 1853 in Travis County, Texas about age 33.

General Notes:
p. 144a: # 161/161 William Bratton, 30, M, Farmer, $1000, b. IN Robert, 22, M, Farmer, $640, b. IN Eunice, 18 F, b. IN Anna, 15, F, b. IN

William married Amanda WALKER on 15 Aug 1852 in Travis County, Texas. Amanda was born on 17 Jan 1828 in Travis County, Texas, died on 15 May 1896 in Stephens County, Texas at age 68, and was buried in Macedonia Cemetery.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 367 F    i. Williamette BRATTON was born on 3 Apr 1853 in Travis County, Texas and died on 23 Oct 1937 at age 84.

194. Margaret BRATTON was born in 1824 in Vigo Co., IN and died in 1856 at age 32.

Margaret married Jeremiah George GREGG WFT Est 1836-1853. Jeremiah was born in 1813 and died in 1900 at age 87.

Children from this marriage were:

   368 M    i. William Robert GREGG was born in 1851 and died in 1924 at age 73.

   369 M    ii. John George GREGG was born in 1853 and died WFT Est 1872-1944 at age 19.

   370 F    iii. Eunice GREGG was born in 1855 and died WFT Est 1856-1949 at age 1.

   371 M    iv. Jacob Jeremiah GREGG was born in 1856 and died WFT Est 1873-1946 at age 17.

195. Annie Solemina BRATTON was born on 19 Apr 1835 in Vigo County, Indiana, died on 12 Apr 1864 in Merreltown, Travis County, Texas at age 28, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Travis County, Texas. Another name for Annie was Anna.

Annie married Frances A. ROBEY, son of William ROBEY and Mary COLLINS, on 3 Sep 1851 in Travis County, Texas. Frances was born on 3 Sep 1823 in Portsmith, Ohio, died in 1899 in Travis County, Texas at age 76, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Travis County, Texas.

Marriage Notes: Reverend John Felix

Children from this marriage were:

   372 M    i. Thomas Lewis ROBEY was born on 14 Jan 1855.

Thomas married Mary STUDER in 1881 in Travis County, Texas.

+ 373 F    ii. Cynthia Anie ROBEY was born on 14 Jan 1857 in Travis County, Texas.

+ 374 M    iii. William ROBEY was born in May 1859.

+ 375 F    iv. Lizzie Mae ROBEY was born on 20 Oct 1861 in Travis County, Texas and died on 16 Jun 1885 in Merreltown, Travis County, Texas at age 23.

197. Robert C. BRATTON Jr was born on 15 Apr 1828 in Vigo Co., IN and died on 8 Dec 1869 in Travis Co., TX at age 41. The cause of his death was "consumption" (tuberculosis).

General Notes:
Died of "consumption" (tuberculosis.)

In household # 161/161 with brother William and sisters Eunice & Anna.

640 Acre Land Grant: December 1839, Bastrop County, Republic of Texas

Robert married Ellen Mccain GAULT on 4 Nov 1858 in Travis County, Texas. Ellen was born on 31 Aug 1834 in Tennessee, died on 8 Jan 1887 in Travis County, Texas at age 52, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Travis County, Texas.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 376 M    i. William Mccain BRATTON was born on 10 Sep 1859 in Travis County, Texas, died on 22 Feb 1934 at age 74, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Travis County, Texas.

+ 377 M    ii. John BRATTON was born on 4 Nov 1860 in Merreltown, Travis County, Texas and died in 1926 in Alberta, Canada at age 66.

   378 F    iii. Martha Ann BRATTON was born on 19 May 1862.

+ 379 F    iv. Mary Frances "Fannie" BRATTON was born on 7 Jul 1864.

+ 380 M    v. Thomas "Tom" Green BRATTON was born on 29 Jan 1866 in Merreltown, Travis County, Texas and was buried in Oct 1956 in Alberta, Canada.

+ 381 F    vi. Annie Ellen BRATTON was born on 14 Nov 1868 in Merreltown, Travis County, Texas, died on 23 Aug 1958 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas at age 89, and was buried in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.

   382 M    vii. Robert Jane "Bobbie" BRATTON was born on 12 Dec 1869.

232. Henry Monroe BRATTIN was born in 1810 in Kentucky.

Henry married Sarah BOWMAN on 6 Jan 1846 in Barry County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

   383 M    i. Jonnah BRATTIN was born in 1849 in Missouri.

   384 F    ii. Mary E BRATTIN was born in 1850 in Missouri.

   385 F    iii. Anna BRATTIN was born in 1853 in Missouri.

   386 M    iv. Oliver J. BRATTIN was born on 23 Feb 1854 in Missouri, died on 8 Mar 1900 at age 46, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

Oliver married Arizona Rosabelle ROBERTS. Arizona was born on 25 May 1859 and died on 19 Jan 1938 at age 78. Another name for Arizona was Belle.

+ 387 M    v. Noah B. BRATTIN was born on 17 Feb 1856 in Missouri, died on 9 Jan 1912 at age 55, and was buried in Maplewood Cemeteery, Barry County, Missouri.

   388 M    vi. Charles BRATTIN was born on 4 Sep 1858 in Missouri, died on 17 Jan 1927 at age 68, and was buried in Maplewood Cemeteery, Barry County, Missouri.

Charles married Vestie A. GOOSTREE. Vestie was born on 23 Feb 1862, died on 6 Nov 1938 at age 76, and was buried in Maplewood Cemeteery, Barry County, Missouri.

Henry next married Sephrony E. FERGUSON on 22 Dec 1859 in Barry County, Missouri.

233. Robert Franklin BRATTIN was born in 1814 in Tennessee.

Robert married Elizabeth CRAWFORD. Elizabeth was born in 1823 in Tennessee.

Children from this marriage were:

   389 M    i. William N. BRATTIN was born in 1839 in Tennessee.

+ 390 M    ii. Thomas Haywood BRATTIN was born in 1841 in Tennessee.

   391 M    iii. John Carter BRATTIN was born on 27 Jan 1843 in Tennessee, died on 12 Feb 1888 in Barry County, Missouri at age 45, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

+ 392 M    iv. Anthony Crawford BRATTIN was born in 1844 in Tennessee, died in 1926 in Barry County, Missouri at age 82, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

   393 M    v. Felix BRATTIN was born in 1847 in Tennessee.

Felix married Sarah HERRIFORD on 2 May 1869 in Barry County, Missouri.

   394 F    vi. Susan Alanta BRATTIN was born on 4 May 1849 in Tennessee and died on 9 Jan 1933 at age 83.

Susan married Bejamin F. DUNCAN on 31 Oct 1869 in Barry County, Missouri.

   395 M    vii. James M. BRATTIN was born in 1850 in Missouri.

   396 F    viii. Laura Belle BRATTIN was born on 11 Aug 1854 in Barry County, Missouri, died on 9 Mar 1932 in Exeter, Missouri at age 77, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

Laura married George W. BOWMAN, son of Daniel BRATTIN and Rachel KING, on 20 Oct 1872 in Barry County, Missouri. George was born on 1 Feb 1849 in Barry County, Missouri, died on 9 Dec 1925 in Exeter, Missouri at age 76, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

   397 F    ix. Frances BRATTIN was born in 1856.

   398 F    x. Elizabeth BRATTIN was born in 1859.

   399 F    xi. Emma BRATTIN was born in 1860.

   400 M    xii. Charles BRATTIN was born in 1864.

234. America Jane BRATTIN was born in 1816.

America married J. G. WALKER.

Children from this marriage were:

   401 F    i. Kizziah WALKER was born in 1839.

   402 F    ii. Sarah C. WALKER was born in 1842.

   403 M    iii. Felix WALKER was born in 1844.

   404 F    iv. America Texas WALKER was born in 1846.

235. Elizabeth BRATTIN was born in 1817.

Elizabeth married Joshua BIBB.

The child from this marriage was:

   405 F    i. Nancy BIBB was born in 1835.

236. John Williamson BRATTIN was born in 1818 in Tennessee.

John married Matilda MARTIN. Matilda was born in 1829 in Arkansas.

Children from this marriage were:

   406 M    i. Joseph M. BRATTIN was born in 1846 in Missouri.

   407 F    ii. Susan A BRATTIN was born in 1849 in Missouri.

+ 408 M    iii. Lorenzo Dow BRATTIN was born in 1854.

+ 409 M    iv. John Franklin BRATTIN was born in 1856 in Barry County, Missouri, died on 29 Dec 1910 in Barry County, Missouri at age 54, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

   410 M    v. Thomas H. BRATTIN was born in 1857 and died between 1883 and 1884 in Barry County, Missouri about age 26.

+ 411 M    vi. James T. BRATTIN was born on 12 Mar 1859 in Near-Fayetteville, Arkansas, died on 2 Dec 1936 in Joplin, Missouri at age 77, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

   412 M    vii. William Rueben BRATTIN was born in 1862.

237. Susan BRATTIN was born in 1821 in Tennessee.

Susan married Elias OLDHAM, son of Unknown and Unknown, on 30 Dec 1838 in Barry County, Missouri. Elias was born in 1816 in Franklin, Tenn. and died in 1853 in Barry County, Missouri at age 37.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 413 M    i. John Monroe OLDHAM was born on 17 Jan 1841 in Missouri and died in 1908 at age 67.

   414 F    ii. Elizabeth OLDHAM was born in 1842.

   415 F    iii. Catherine OLDHAM was born in 1844.

239. Thomas Haywood BRATTIN was born on 15 Jan 1825, died on 9 Sep 1900 in Barry County, Missouri at age 75, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

Thomas married Sarah (Sallie) E. PEACH. Sarah was born on 29 Nov 1852, died in Aug 1937 in Barry County, Missouri at age 84, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

Children from this marriage were:

   416 M    i. Thomas Elmer BRATTON was born in 1870, died in 1958 in Barry County, Missouri at age 88, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

Thomas married Living

   417 F    ii. Lillie M BRATTON was born in 1872.

   418 F    iii. Eliza BRATTON was born in 1873.

   419 M    iv. William Horace BRATTON was born in 1875, died in 1941 in Barry County, Missouri at age 66, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

William married Minnie E. WILKERSON. Minnie was born in 1880, died in 1958 at age 78, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

   420 M    v. John F. BRATTON was born on 1 Oct 1876, died on 29 Jun 1920 in Barry County, Missouri at age 43, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

   421 M    vi. Clarence Elbert BRATTIN was born in 1878, died in 1955 in Barry County, Missouri at age 77, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

+ 422 M    vii. Colen Edgar BRATTON was born on 7 May 1880, died on 16 Aug 1962 in Barry County, Missouri at age 82, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

   423 F    viii. Florence BRATTON was born in 1881.

   424 M    ix. Maynard M. BRATTIN was born in 1882, died in 1950 at age 68, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

Maynard married Bertie A.. Bertie was born in 1884, died in 1965 in Barry County, Missouri at age 81, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

   425 F    x. Lillie BRATTON was born in 1886.

   426 M    xi. Leonard BRATTON was born in 1886.

   427 F    xii. Stella BRATTON was born in 1888.

   428 M    xiii. Homer BRATTON was born in 1891.

240. Sarah BRATTIN was born in 1827.

Sarah married Isaac McGLOTHLIN.

The child from this marriage was:

   429 M    i. William McGLOTHLIN was born in 1845.

242. Amy BRATTIN was born in 1831.

Amy married Joe N. RAUDLEMAN.

Children from this marriage were:

   430 M    i. William C. RAUDLEMAN was born in 1852.

   431 M    ii. Carr L RAUDLEMAN was born in 1855.

   432 F    iii. Mary B. RAUDLEMAN was born in 1858.

   433 M    iv. Thomas B. RAUDLEMAN was born in 1860.

249. James Colbert BRATTON was born about 1817 in Madison County, Kentucky and died on an unknown date in Unknown.

General Notes: At the October term of County Court in 1850, we find the following on page 130 of the report.
"Ordered that John Delzell appointed overseer of and that he proceeded to cut out a road recently viewed and layed off by jury on petition of Chapman McDaniel. The following hands... F.M. Darwin, Berry Bennett (one of Anderson Matthew's hands), James M. Morris, John P. Kennerly, Elijah Sanders, William Barns, Davis Barns and James Bratton."



Raised in Franklin County, Tennessee. Lived in Marshall County, Alabama temporarily. Later he moved to Bradley County, Arkansas where he spent the rest of his life.


Bradley County, Arkansas. FEDERAL LAND RECORDS
BRATTON JAMES C 5 14S 9W 40 1896/02/10
BRATTON JAMES C 6 14S 9W 42.96 1855/06/15
BRATTON JAMES C 6 14S 9W 0 1857/07/01
BRATTON JAMES C 6 14S 9W 121.23 1857/07/01
BRATTON JAMES C 7 14S 9W 40.55 1860/09/01
BRATTON JAMES C 19 14S 9W 40 1855/03/01
BRATTON JAMES C 29 13S 9W 0 1852/05/15
BRATTON JAMES C 29 13S 9W 80 1852/05/15
BRATTON JAMES C 30 13S 9W 40 1876/01/10
BRATTON JAMES C 31 13S 9W 40 1852/05/15

James married Martha Jane NEELY. Martha was born in 1821 in Alabama.

Children from this marriage were:

   434 M    i. James BRATTON was born in 1842 in Alabama.

   435 F    ii. Saline BRATTON was born in 1846 in Arkansas. Another name for Saline was Elizabeth.

   436 F    iii. Mary BRATTON was born about 1847 in Arkansas.

   437 F    iv. Nancy BRATTON was born in 1849 in Arkansas. Another name for Nancy was Mary.

   438 F    v. Alpha BRATTON was born in 1851 in Arkansas.

+ 439 M    vi. John C. BRATTON was born about 1853 in Arkansas.

+ 440 M    vii. Thomas James BRATTON was born on 25 Mar 1856 in Bradley County, Arkansas, died on 16 Feb 1942 in Banks, Bradley County, Arkansas at age 85, and was buried in McFarland Cemetary near Banks, Arkansas..

   441 F    viii. Jenette BRATTON was born in 1857 in Arkansas.

   442 F    ix. Jerush BRATTON was born in 1862 in Arkansas.

+ 443 M    x. Henry BRATTON was born about 1867 in Arkansas.

+ 444 F    xi. Dora BRATTON was born in Dec 1860 in Arkansas.

James next married Nancy CORNELL on 12 Dec 1866 in Unknown. Nancy was born in Mississippi.

Children from this marriage were:

   445 F    i. Jennetta BRATTON was born about 1853.

   446 F    ii. Nellie G. BRATTON was born in 1862 in Bradley County, Arkansas.

   447 F    iii. Barbria BRATTON was born in 1864 in Bradley County, Arkansas.

   448 M    iv. John BRATTON was born about 1855.

   449 F    v. Allen BRATTON was born in 1864 in Bradley County, Arkansas.

   450 M    vi. Thomas James BRATTON was born on 25 Mar 1856 in Bradley County, Arkansas, died on 16 Feb 1942 in Banks, Bradley County, Arkansas at age 85, and was buried in McFarland Cemetary near Banks, Arkansas.. Another name for Thomas was Thomas Jefferson BRATTON.

Thomas married Susan.

Thomas next married Linney Patience COKER on an unknown date. Linney was born in Feb 1860 in Warren, Arkansas and died in Aug 1902 in Warren, Arkansas at age 42.

Thomas next married on an unknown date in Unknown.

   451 M    vii. Alonza BRATTON was born in 1867 in Bradley County, Arkansas. Another name for Alonza was Lonnie BRATTON.

   452 M    viii. Jerusha BRATTON was born about 1862.

   453 F    ix. Maggie BRATTON was born in 1867 in Bradley County, Arkansas.

   454 M    x. Henry BRATTON was born about 1867 in Arkansas.

Henry married Fannie L.. Fannie was born in 1872 in Mississippi.

   455 F    xi. Dona BRATTON was born about 1869.

James next married on an unknown date in Unknown.

Children from this marriage were:

   456 F    i. Elizabeth BRATTON was born about 1845.

   457 F    ii. Mary BRATTON was born about 1847 in Arkansas.

   458 F    iii. Mary BRATTON was born about 1849.

   459 M    iv. Alpha BRATTON was born about 1851.

   460 M    v. John C. BRATTON was born about 1853 in Arkansas.

John married L. N. A..

   461 M    vi. James BRATTON was born about 1855.

   462 F    vii. Jennetta BRATTON was born about 1857.

250. Joseph Madison BRATTON was born in 1820 in Tennessee.

Joseph married Nancy A. BOREM on 22 Jan 1845. Nancy was buried in Dechard, Tennessee.

Joseph next married Sarah. Sarah was born in 1832 in Tennessee.

Children from this marriage were:

   463 M    i. John R. BRATTON was born in 1852 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

   464 M    ii. Benjamin BRATTON was born in 1854 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

   465 F    iii. Virginia L. BRATTON was born in 1856 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

   466 F    iv. Mary A. BRATTON was born in 1859 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

   467 M    v. Jeff Davis BRATTON was born in 1862 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

   468 M    vi. Joseph E. BRATTON was born in 1868 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

   469 M    vii. Henry R. BRATTON was born in 1869 in Franklin County, Tennessee.

251. John Calhoun BRATTON was born in Dec 1830 in Tennessee, died on 23 Sep 1909 in Arkansas at age 78, and was buried on 25 Sep 1909 in Confederate Cemetery, Sweethome, Pulaski County, Arkansas.

General Notes: CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
BRADLEY COUNTY ARKANSAS
Major in the Confederate Army. Served with the 9th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, mostly with company C and D.

He was wounded several times, twice through the neck. The last wound was received at the battle of Franklin, Tennessee, 30 Nov 1864. He was sent to Mississippi to the hospital of the army of Tennessee for surgery and recovery. He went on surgical leave of absence Jan 1865 and was still at home recuperating when the war ended.

He was a businessman in Warren, Arkansas.

1890 served as County Judge of Bradley County.

He died in the Confederate Home at Sweet Home, Arkansas, now a part of Little Rock.

Records From Rogers Clinch Sr. - President of Bratton Association
Documents donated to the LDS library
John Calhoun Bratton was his Great-Grandfather. His mother was Lizzy Gray Bratton.


Arkansas Gazette Sept. 26, 1909 page 6 col 4:

J.C. Bratton, who died at the Confederate Home of Sweet Home Friday night, was buried yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at the Confederate cemetery. He was survived by grandchildren, his nearest relatives. Mr. Bratton was 79 years of age and came to the home about four months ago from Warren, suffering with paralysis.
During the war between the states he was a major in the Ninth Arkansas Infantry. At the close of the war he engaged in business at Warren and at one time was
prominent in politics in Bradley county. He was county judge from 1894 to 1898.

Additional note: (J.C. Bratton married Harriet Ann Hairston, daughter of David and Isabella Hairston from Warren. Harriet Ann was the sister to my husband's great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Hairston Woodard. At the time of J.C. Bratton's death, he did have children living.....that part of the obit is wrong. Perhaps someone at the Veterans Home submitted it to the Gazette, and didn't have all the family information)

1850 Bradley Co. census show him living with his brother and going by Calhoun

In an old letter printed in the Bradley Co., Ark. newspaper, it states that John Calhoun and James Colbert Bratton came from Lebanon, TN along with a Seay family.

From the Arkansas Gazette:
Aug. 8, 1896 Warren Court Cases - J. C. Bratton, Sr., in the matter of petition of J. C. Bratton, Jr., for sale of lands belonging to his wards.


On the 1900 census his occupation is listed as Bus Labor (Slave Boats). I do not know what this means.

Masons--Fraternal Dead of Arkansas 1866-1916

John married Harriet Ann HAIRSTON, daughter of David HAIRSTON and Isabella, in 1850. Harriet was born in Apr 1830 in Alabama.

Children from this marriage were:

   470 M    i. James Madison BRATTON was born in 1851 in Arkansas.

   471 F    ii. Nancy BRATTON was born in 1861 in Arkansas.

   472 F    iii. Virginia BRATTON was born in 1859 in Arkansas.

   473 M    iv. John Robert BRATTON was born in 1853 in Arkansas.

   474 F    v. Mary Caroline BRATTON was born in 1856 in Arkansas.

   475 F    vi. Lizzy Gray BRATTON was born in 1867 in Arkansas.

Lizzy married Josiah Vardin De LAUGHTER on 16 Jan 1889.

John next married RAGAN.

Children from this marriage were:

   476 M    i. Thomas Edward BRATTON was born in 1883 in Bradley County, Arkansas.

   477 M    ii. Living

   478 U    iii. Living

   479 M    iv. Paton Robinson BRATTON was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery Between Banks And Warren Arkansas.

   480 F    v. Living

Living married Living

254. Edward BRATTON was born on 11 May 1784 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, died on 13 Apr 1876 at age 91, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetary near Winterset, Ohio.

General Notes: Justice of the Peace, Guernsey County, Ohio 1810-1838

County Commisioner

Home was used as a church.

Edward Bratton and many other family members are buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Edward Bratton - Born in Pennsylvania. He was the Justice of the Peace in Guernsey County, Ohio from 1810 - 1834. He was also the County Commissioner. His home was used as a church. He is buried in Pleasant Hill cemetery, Winterset, Ohio next to his daughter, Sidney.

Edward married Cynthia Sidney HALL in 1805. Cynthia was born in 1784 in Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

   481 M    i. Living

Living married Living

+ 482 M    ii. Edward A. BRATTON was born in 1819.

   483 F    iii. Sidney BRATTON was born on 9 Aug 1822 and died on 19 Aug 1913 at age 91.

Sidney married Living

   484 F    iv. Living

Living married Living

   485 F    v. Living

   486 F    vi. Living

Living married Living

257. John BRATTON was born on 24 Mar 1789 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania and died on 21 Dec 1872 in Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio at age 83.

General Notes: Married 3 times, 9 children

John Bratton was married three different times. The life expectancy wasn't very good in those days, as his wives and children all seemed to die within a short time of each other. John was the third son of James Bratton and Bathsheba Riley Bratton. He fought in the War of 1812, was a sergeant in the Absalom Martin Company, fought the Seneca Indians, and returned safely from the war and received a pension until his death, which occurred in Muskingum Co, OH.

Married Elizabeth 9/14/1815, Belmont Co, OH. Had five children:
Evaline Bratton
b. 1 Aug 1816, Quincey, Logan Co, OH
d. 8 Mar 1837, Adamsville, Muskingum Co, OH
m. Jacob Sethgavin 1837

Anna Bratton
b. ABT 1819, Quincey, Logan Co, OH
d. 1846
m. Joseph Wisecarver

Allen Wilson Bratton
b. 10 Feb 1821, Quincey, Logan Co, OH
d. 20 Dec 1890, IA
m. Julia Ann Trusler 8/27/1844, Muskingum Co, OH

William Bratton
b. Aug 1824, Quincey, Logan Co, OH
d. 27 Feb 1840, Adamsville, Muskingum Co, OH

James Francis Bratton
b. ABT 1826, Quincey, Logan Co, OH
d. 1898, IL
m. Elizabeth McCurdy ABT 1852

Family to Wayne Co, IL circa 1876, 14 children

Married Ann Smith 12/31/1835 (d. 3/1/1840, Adamsville, Muskingum Co, OH) Had three children:
Curtis Bratton
b. 1837, OH

John R. Bratton
b. Apr 1839, OH
d. 9/2/1839, Adamsville, Muskingum Co, OH

Hannah H. Bratton
b. 1840, OH

Married Eliza Hinman 4/8/1841, Muskingum Co, OH (b. ABT 1809. d. 10/21/1877, Adamsville, Muskingum Co, OH) had two children:
Elizabeth Ann Bratton
b. Feb 1843, OH
d. 28 Feb 1846, Adamsville, Muskingum Co, OH

Fannie Bratton
b. 1847, OH
m. Hiram S. Winn, 1866

Eliza was the widow of Elijah Hinman. According to Scripts and Transcripts of Salem Township, Muskingum County, Ohio Mr. Bratton operated a mill for a few years, then left it in the hands of Edward Cazer. He then moved to Adamsville and became the proprietor of the Adamsville hotel. In 1840, his wife and several children having died, he returned to the mill. Within the six months between September 1, 1839 and the close of Feb. 1840, Mr. Bratton buried three of his children, and four days later he buried his second wife. He remarried and died on his farm December 21, 1872, in about the 85th year of his age. The mill continued in operation until about 1864, when it ceased to run and was soon afterwards torn down. In settling the Bratton estate, Wm. Armstrong as administrator, sold the farm to Phillip Knipe, Stillman Stotts, Wm. Drummond, and James Bratton. Eliza, died October 31, 1877 in the 69th year of her age.

John married Elizabeth on 14 Sep 1815 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

   487 F    i. Evaline BRATTON was born on 1 Aug 1816 in Quincey, Logan County, Ohio and died on 8 Mar 1837 in Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio at age 20.

Evaline married Jacob SETHGAVIN in 1837.

   488 F    ii. Anna BRATTON was born about 1819 in Quincey, Logan County, Ohio and died in 1846 about age 27.

Anna married Living

   489 M    iii. Allen Wilson BRATTON was born on 10 Feb 1821 in Quincey, Logan County, Ohio and died on 20 Dec 1890 in Iowa at age 69.

Allen married Julia Ann TRUSLER on 27 Aug 1844 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

   490 M    iv. William BRATTON was born in Aug 1824 in Quincey, Logan County, Ohio and died on 27 Feb 1840 in Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio at age 15.

   491 M    v. James Francis BRATTON was born about 1826 in Quincey, Logan County, Ohio and died in 1898 in Illinois about age 72.

James married Elizabeth McCURDY about 1852. Elizabeth was born about 1852.

John next married Ann SMITH on 31 Dec 1835. Ann died on 1 Mar 1840 in Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio.

Children from this marriage were:

   492 M    i. Curtis BRATTON was born in 1837 in Ohio.

   493 M    ii. John BRATTON was born in Apr 1839 in Ohio and died on 2 Sep 1839 in Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio.

   494 F    iii. Hannah H. BRATTON was born in 1840 in Ohio.

John next married Eliza HINMAN on 8 Apr 1841 in Muskingum County, Ohio. Eliza was born about 1809 and died on 21 Oct 1877 in Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio about age 68.

Children from this marriage were:

   495 F    i. Elizabeth Ann BRATTON was born in Feb 1843 in Ohio and died on 28 Feb 1846 in Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio at age 3.

   496 F    ii. Fannie BRATTON was born in 1847 in Ohio.

Fannie married Hiram S. WINN in 1866.

270. Charles BRATTON Sr. was born on 9 Mar 1798 in McVeytown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvannia and died on 13 Nov 1880 in Lewistown, Pennsylvannia at age 82.

General Notes: BIOGRAPHY
Much is found about Charles in The Biographical Encyclopedia of Juniata County, PA, page 552. Charles was born on the homestead and was named for an uncle or great uncle who died on the voyage to this country and was buried at sea. He received a good education in a subscription school in Bratton Township and taught in Mifflin County for a few winters, assisting on the farm during the summer. He went to Guernsey Co, Ohio, in 1817 to visit his Uncle James (1757-1844). He evidentially got a job of teaching school there for in 1819. He married a student, Eliza Grumman,
of Essex Co, NJ. The couple returned in 1821 to Mifflin Co, PA, and farmed with his brother James until James went west. Apparently the homestead was divided and each owned half. Charles bought his brother's share after his departure, became sole owner and named it Goshen Farm. Their journey home from Ohio was a very cold one, made in February. They came in a dearborn wagon with an old horse following the same route used earlier by Eliza's father when he carried the mail. He was an old-line Whig, but afterwards became a Republican. He was actively interested in township affairs and held various offices. He was assessor, justice of the peace for thirty years, one of the first school directors in the county, and also a tax collector for a time.

Charles married Eliza GRUMMAN on 13 Oct 1819 in Guernsey County, Ohio. Eliza was born on 4 Nov 1801 in Lyona Farms, Essex County, New Jersey and died on 20 Oct 1878 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia at age 76.

Children from this marriage were:

   497 M    i. Samuel BRATTON was born on 4 Aug 1820 in Guernsey County, Ohio and died on 25 Nov 1837 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia at age 17.

   498 F    ii. Jemina Jessica BRATTON was born on 6 Feb 1822 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died in Lewistown, Pennsylvannia.

Jemina married Living

   499 M    iii. Isaac Grumman BRATTON Sr. was born on 16 Mar 1824 and died on 9 Mar 1901 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia at age 76.

Isaac married Mary jane CAMPBELL on 12 Mar 1850. Mary was born on 21 Aug 1829.

   500 F    iv. Margaret BRATTON was born on 27 Feb 1826 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died on 26 Oct 1826 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia.

   501 F    v. Margaret BRATTON was born on 18 Mar 1827 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died on 1 Apr 1827 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia.

   502 F    vi. Mary Elizabeth BRATTON was born on 4 Feb 1828 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died on 5 Apr 1919 in Alpena, Michigan at age 91.

Mary married William DONNELLY on 12 Nov 1850. William was born on 27 Jan 1808 in Germantown, Pennsylvannia and died on 22 Dec 1886 in Alpena, Michigan at age 78.

Mary next married Hugh Linn CAMPBELL on 5 Apr 1859. Hugh was born in 1821 in Concord, Pennsylvannia and died on 21 Feb 1863 in New Burn, North Carolina at age 42.

   503 F    vii. Sarah Ann BRATTON was born on 8 Apr 1830 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died on 21 Jul 1908 in Lyons Farms, Essex County, New Jersey at age 78.

Sarah married Joseph CRANE on 8 Apr 1852. Joseph died on 13 Aug 1854.

   504 M    viii. Charles BRATTON Jr. was born on 14 Mar 1832 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died on 26 Aug 1913 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia at age 81.

Charles married Susan Jane TAYLOR on 22 Mar 1859 in Newton Hamilton, PA.

   505 M    ix. William BRATTON was born on 28 Nov 1833 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died on 9 Apr 1836 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia at age 2.

   506 F    x. Eliza BRATTON was born on 13 Aug 1836 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died on 9 Oct 1836 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia.

   507 M    xi. William H. BRATTON was born on 18 Jul 1837 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died in 1915 at age 78.

William married Living

   508 F    xii. Eliza Jane BRATTON was born on 5 Aug 1839 and died on 14 Aug 1929 at age 90.

Eliza married William P. WAGNER on 25 May 1870. William was born on 22 Dec 1829 and died on 21 Jun 1907 at age 77.

   509 F    xiii. Hannah Maria BRATTON was born on 24 Jun 1841 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died on 2 Sep 1924 at age 83.

Hannah married J. Marshall DONNELLY. J. was born on 25 Mar 1837 in Concord, Franklin County, PA and died on 7 Oct 1921 at age 84.

   510 M    xiv. Samuel BRATTON was born on 9 Jun 1843 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died in 1864 at age 21.

   511 M    xv. Horatio Grumman BRATTON was born on 2 Jun 1845 in Bratton Township, Mifflin City, Pennsylvannia and died on 13 Dec 1917 at age 72.

Horatio married Matilda J. ALEXANDER. Matilda was born on 24 Aug 1848 in Kishacoquillas, Valley , Mifflin Co, PA and died on 11 Oct 1926 at age 78.

278. Martha SADLER was born on 28 Oct 1788 in South Carolina and died on 19 Jan 1880 in South Carolina at age 91.

Martha married David SIMPSON. David was born in 1778 in South Carolina and died on 21 Oct 1847 in South Carolina at age 69.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 512 M    i. Living

281. John Foster SADLER was born on 5 Apr 1795 in South Carolina, died on 3 Nov 1857 in South Carolina at age 62, and was buried in Roberts Cem, Anderson Co, SC.

General Notes: Children
JAMES HARDY SADLER b: 29 MAY 1829
DAVID FRANCES SADLER b: 18 MAR 1831
MARY LOUISE SADLER b: 11 MAY 1834
JOHN EUGENE SADLER b: 31 MAY 1839
WILLIAM WESTON SADLER b: 27 MAY 1842
ELSIE MARIE SADLER b: 25 FEB 1845
JULIET ELIZA SADLER b: 25 JAN 1848
ELIZABETH JANE SADLER b: 17 JUL 1851

John married Eliza HARDY, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 1 Mar 1827 in South Carolina. Eliza was born on 28 Oct 1810 in South Carolina, died on 3 May 1889 in South Carolina at age 78, and was buried in Roberts Cem, Anderson Co, SC.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 513 F    i. Elizabeth Jane SADLER was born on 17 Jul 1851, died on 24 Jan 1931 at age 79, and was buried in Hartwell Cem, Hartwell, Hart Co, GA.

293. General John Means BRATTON was born on 7 Mar 1831 in Winnsboro, South Carolina, died on 12 Jan 1898 in Winnsboro, South Carolina at age 66, and was buried in Saint Paul's Epicopal Cemetery, Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina.

General Notes: Brigadier General John Bratton of the Confederacy

John Bratton was among the Sixth South Carolina Volunteers. He became Second Lieutenant on June 25, 1861; Lieutenant-Col. on April 12, 1862; Colonel, May 1, 1862; and Brigadier-General, P.A.C.S., on May 6, 1864.

Brigadier-General John Bratton was born at Winnsboro, S.C., March 7, 1831, the son of Dr. William Bratton by his second wife, Isabella Means. He is a descendant of Col. William Bratton, of Virginia, who removed to York county, S.C., and was a conspicuous figure in the war of the revolution. John Bratton was graduated at the South Carolina college in 1850, and a few years later embarked in the practice of medicine at his native town, having completed a professional course at the Charleston college. In 1861 he enlisted in the first call for ten regiments of troops, as a private, and being promoted captain, served in that capacity during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and until the State troops were called upon to enlist in the Confederate service. His company declining to respond, he again enlisted as a private, and with twenty-three men of his old command helped to fill up a company for the Sixth regiment. This was soon ordered to Virginia, where he went as second lieutenant of Company C. Except for the engagement at Dranesville, the year for which the regiment enlisted was uneventful, but toward the close he attracted the favorable attention of General Johnston by advocating the enlistment of his regiment as a whole for the war, and though this proposition failed, he was enabled to re- enlist the first company of one year's men of Johnston's army. It followed that a battalion of six companies of the Sixth was re-enlisted, and he was soon elected to the command, and promoted colonel when the regiment was filled up. He commanded his regiment with gallantry in Jenkins' brigade, Longstreet's corps, at Williamsburg, Seven Pines, the Seven Days' battles, and the succeeding campaigns of the army of Northern Virginia, and in the Chickamauga and Knoxville campaigns, where he was in command of the brigade while Jenkins had charge of Hood's division. After the death of Jenkins at the battle of the Wilderness, he was at once promoted brigadier-general on the urgent request of General Lee, and he continued to lead this famous brigade to the end. At Appomattox, so well had his gallant men held together, he had the largest brigade in the army, a little over 1,500 men, and in fact it was larger than some of the divisions. His brigade alone made an orderly march to Danville and secured railroad transportation for a part of their homeward journey. When General Bratton reached home he gave his attention to planting, and in 1866 was elected to the legislature. In 1876 he was the chairman of the South Carolina delegation to the national Democratic convention, in 1880 was chairman of the State committee of his party, and in 1881 was elected comptroller of the State to fill an unexpired term. He was a stalwart lieutenant of Gen. Wade Hampton in the famous campaign of 1876, was elected to Congress in 1884, and was his party's candidate for governor in 1890. Having been for many years identified with the agricultural interests of the State, he was selected as the one man likely to unify his party. With the single purpose of mitigating the evils attending division among the whites, he sacrificed himself on the shrine of duty, as he saw it, and though defeated, again won the admiration of all classes. Until his death at Winnsboro, January 12, 1898, he held firmly the unalloyed love and respect of the people.
Bratton temporarily commanded Jenkins' Brigade, Pickett's Division, in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina (March-April 1, 1863); and in the Department of Southern Virginia (April 1-May 1863). He commanded Jenkins' Brigade, Hood's Division, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Tennessee (November 5, 1863- February 1864); Jenkins' (old) Brigade, Field's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (may 6, 1864-April 9, 1865). After service in Charleston Harbor, he went to Virginia and was named colonel upon the reorganization of the regiment. He led it at Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Seven Pines where he was wounded and captured. Exchanged, he resumed command and led the regiment at Fredericksburg and in southeastern Virginia where he was in temporary brigade command. Sent to Georgia and Tennessee, he again led the brigade at Wauhatchie and Knoxville. He directed his regiment at the Wilderness until General Jenkins was killed. Promoted to brigadier, Bratton led the unit through Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and surrendered at Appomattox.

General Bratton was known as "Old Reliable" and was listed in the roll of honor of Infantry officers present for surrender and parole.

John Bratton was born March 7, 1831 in Winnsboro, SC. He was a physician in Fairfield County, SC until the Civil War; he graduated from SC College in 1850 and received his MD at South Carolina Medical College, 1853. He married Elizabeth DuBose in 1859.

Following the war he was a farmer and prominent in South Carolina politics. He was a state legislator; on the South Carolina Senate 1863-1866, and was on the House of Reps for that state 1884-1885.

--taken from Harper's History of the Civil War by Alfred Guernsey & Henry Alden, Who Was Who in the Civil War by Stewart Sifakis, and Lee's Lieutenants (Vol. 1-3) by Douglas S. Freeman


Brigadier General, Confederate States Army. He was educated at South Carolina College and received a diploma in medicine. Bratton enlisted a private in the 6th South Carolina Volunteers. He served in Charleston and Seven Pines, where he was wounded and captured. Bratton was promoted to Brigadier General on May 6, 1864 after the death of General Micah Jenkins. He surrendered the largest brigade at Appomattox. After the war, he was elected to the South Carolina State Senate 1865-1866 and a member of Congress in 1884-1885.


Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men of the Carolinas, Vol 1, 1892, pp432-436.

BRATTON, John, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Winnsboro, Fairfield County, S.C., March 7, 1831; attended the Academy of Mount Zion Institute in Winnsboro; was graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1850 and from South Carolina Medical College at Charleston in 1853; engaged in the practice of medicine in Winnsboro from 1853 to 1861; also engaged as a planter; volunteered in the Confederate Army as a private and served throughout the Civil War, attaining the rank of brigadier general; member of the State constitutional convention in 1865; served in the State senate in 1866; chairman of the South Carolina delegation in the Democratic National Convention in 1876; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880; elected comptroller general of South Carolina by the legislature, to fill a vacancy, in 1881; elected to the Forty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John H. Evins and served from December 8, 1884, to March 3, 1885; was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; retired from active politics and again engaged in planting at "Farmington," near Winnsboro; died in Winnsboro, S.C., January 12, 1898; interment in the Episcopal Cemetery.

Letters of General John Bratton written to his wife during the Civil War, 1982.
Added Entry: Bratton, John, 1831-1898.
Added Entry: Bratton, Theodore DuBose, 1862-1944.
Notes: "Made from a typewritten copy lent to the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. by the Rt. Rev. Theodore D. Bratton, D.D., Jackson, Miss." The original letters were destroyed in a fire in 1919.
Photocopy of a typescript compiled by John Bratton, Jr. containing transcriptions of letters written by Confederate General John Bratton to his wife Elizabeth Porcher DuBose Bratton (1838-1875) from February 1861 to July 1865, with marginal notes by Bishop Theodore DuBose Bratton (1862-1944). Includes photocopies of photographs and information on Bratton family graves in Winnsboro (S.C.).
Letters concern events at Winnsboro (S.C.), Roseland Plantation, Ft. Pickens, and Battery Island and other fortifications in Charleston (S.C.); camp life at different locations in South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia; battles and troop movements during Bratton's service as a lieutenant in Company C of the 6th South Carolina Infantry Regiment in Virginia and as regiment commander at Williamsburg and elsewhere; and the conduct of slaves; with occasional comments on South Carolina soldiers, including members of the DuBose, Porcher, and Means families.
Cite as: Bratton, John, comp. Letters of General John Bratton written to his wife during the Civil War, 1982. (34/538) South Carolina Historical Society.
Descendant of General John Bratton (1831-1898).

There is a monument at Look Out Mountain, TN. to him. Playing an important role in the Civil War with the Confederacy, John Bratton was among the Sixth South Carolina Volunteers. He became Second Lieutenant on June 25, 1861; Lieutenant Colonel on April 12, 1862; Colonel, May 1, 1862; and Brigadier-General, P.A.C.S., on May 6, 1864. Bratton temporarily commanded Jenkins' Brigade, Pickett's Division, in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina (March-April 1, 1863); and in the Department of Southern Virginia (April 1-May 1863). He commanded Jenkins' Brigade, Hood's Division, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Tennessee (November 5, 1863- February 1864); Jenkins' (old) Brigade, Field's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (may 6, 1864-April 9, 1865). After service in Charleston Harbor, he went to Virginia and was named Colonel upon the reorganization of the regiment. He led it at Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Seven Pines where he was wounded and
captured. Exchanged, he resumed command and led the regiment at Fredericksburg and in southeastern Virginia where he was in temporary brigade command. Sent to Georgia and Tennessee, he again led the brigade at Wauhatchie and Knoxville. He directed his regiment at the Wilderness until General Jenkins was killed. Promoted to Brigadier, Bratton led the unit through Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and surrendered at Appomattox.

General Bratton was known as "Old Reliable" and was listed in the roll of honor of Infantry officers present for surrender and parole.

John Bratton was born March 7, 1831 in Winnsboro, SC. He was a physician in Fairfield County, SC until the Civil War; he graduated from SC College in 1850 and received his MD at South Carolina Medical College, 1853. He married Elizabeth DuBose in 1859; and they had a son, (Dr.) William Bratton, Jr., who married Isabella Means.

Following the war he was a farmer and prominent in South Carolina politics. He was a state legislator; on the South Carolina Senate 1863-1866, and was on the House of Reps for that state 1884-1885.

John Bratton died in Winnsboro on January 12, 1898 and is buried at Episcopal Cemetery, Winnsboro, Fairfield Co. SC.

--taken from Harper's History of the Civil War by Alfred Guernsey & Henry Alden, Who Was Who in the Civil War by Stewart Sifakis, and Lee's Lieutenants (Vol. 1-3) by Douglas S. Freeman

John married Elizabeth Porcher DUBOSE in 1859. Elizabeth was born in 1838 in South Carolina and died on 23 Jun 1875 in Winnsboro, South Carolina at age 37.

Marriage Notes:
Reference Number:4502


Children from this marriage were:

   514 M    i. William Dubose BRATTON was born on 23 Jun 1860 in Fairfield, South Carolina and died on 2 Oct 1897 in Sabine Pass, TX at age 37. Another name for William was W. D. BRATTON.

   515 M    ii. John BRATTON was born about 1862.

   516 M    iii. McNeely BRATTON was born about 1863.

   517 M    iv. Bishop Theodore Dubose BRATTON was born in 1862 and died in 1944 at age 82.

   518 M    v. Edward Noble BRATTON was born about 1865.

   519 M    vi. Frank Gaillard BRATTON was born about 1867.

   520 F    vii. Beverley Means BRATTON was born about 1868.

   521 M    viii. Richard Nott BRATTON was born about 1870.

   522 F    ix. Isabel BRATTON was born about 1873.

Isabel married Julius CRISLER. Julius was born about 1870.


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