m. ABT 1779
m. 9 JUL 1788
Facts and Events
Adam Bratton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
10. Adam BRATTON was born about 1750 in Augusta County, VA and died on 22 Dec 1800 in Augusta County, Virginia about age 50.
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.
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.
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