Person:Robert Bratton (3)

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Capt. Robert Bratton
m. 1712
  1. Capt. Robert Bratton1712 - 1785
  2. James Bratton1714 - 1778
  3. Samuel Andrew Bratton1716 -
  4. William Bratton1718 - 1780
  5. Jean Bratton1728 - 1798
  • HCapt. Robert Bratton1712 - 1785
  • WAnn McFarlandabt 1718 - 1786
m. 1745
  1. James B. Bratton1746 - 1828
  2. Nancy Agnes Bratton1747 - 1827
  3. Capt. George BrattonABT 1748 - 1819
  4. Adam BrattonABT 1750 - 1800
  5. Mary Bratton1752 -
  6. John Bratton1756 - 1823
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Name[1][2][3] Capt. Robert Bratton
Alt Name Col. Robert Bratton
Gender Male
Birth? 22 MAY 1712 Donegal, Northern Ireland
Other? 1733 AmericaArrival
Marriage 1745 Augusta County, Virginiato Ann McFarland
Death? 18 Oct 1785 Augusta, Hampshire, Virginia, USA
Alt Death? 18 OCT 1785 Augusta County, Virginia

Robert Bratton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:


  • Pg. 110-112. Indenture 16 July 1745 between James Patton and John Lewis, of Augusta County, and Robt. Bratton of same.. for five shillingsll sold 834 acres in Augusta County, lying on the Great River of the Calf Pasture.. beginning James Lockridge's line... (signed) James Patton (seal), John Lewis (seal). Witnesses: David Kindred (poss. Kincaid), Loftis Pullin, Adam Dickenson. Recorded Orange County 25 July 1745.. Received payment of ₤29.08.0.. Release acknowledged. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 10, Dorman, pg. 40].


Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:


  • Robert Bratton acquired 2,284 acres of land in Augusta County, including the 834 acres of land in the "Calfpasture" listed above.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 110.—19th March, 1771. Robert ( ) Bratton to son James Bratton, £40. 400 acres, part of 834 acres on Great Calf pasture. Delivered: James Bratton, 7th April, 1772.

Will of Robert Bratton

From Chalkley's:

  • 10th May, 1783, Robert Bratton's will--To wife, Anne Bratton; to son, James, the land James lives on; to son, George, tract on Jackson River, 240 acres; to son, John, tract on branches of the Little River, 700 acres; to son-in-law, Wm. Givens, and Agnes, his wife; to son, John, in trust, £200 for support of unfortunate daughter Mary; to 4 children, Adam, George, John, and Agnes (Givens); to son, Adam, home plantation, executor. Thomas Adams to be overseer. Teste: Joseph Fauntleroy, Will. R. Fleming, Jno. Dunlap, William Given, Jno. Poage, Wm. Given. Proved, 18th October, 1785, by Poage and Dunlap. Executor qualifies. [Chalkley, vol 3]


Records of Robert Bratton in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:


  • MAY, 1773 (B). John Anderson vs. S. Mathews, Mathew and James Lockhart.--Chancery writ, 29th June, 1769. James Lockhart was Sampson Mathews's father-in-law, in 1765. Orator became joint security with Mathews on bond of James Lockhart and Randall Lockhart for collection of public levy in 1765; sometime after securities asked G. Jones and P. Hog to liquidate the account of the Lockharts, when a considerable defalcation was found. Patrick Lockhart was son to James. James Allen was son-in-law of John Anderson. Robert Bratton, aged 60 years, 20th May, 1772. Silas Hart, aged 50 years and upwards, 20th May, 1772. Randall Lockhart was son to James. William Crow, aged 30 years and upwards, 22d August, 1772. James Allen's deposition taken in Botetourt, 1771. Hugh Allen was James's brother. (Note: this record establishes Robert Bratton's birthdate as 1712).


Notes on Robert Bratton

  • Robert Bratton settled in Orange County, Virginia, now Augusta. He owned 2,284 acres. he was the Captain of the militia in the French and Indian War 1756-1758; also a memeber of the Council of War for the protection of the Virginia frontier in 1756. He still served as Captain of the militia in 1783 even though he was 70 years old. DAR #90436
  • On Mar 20, 1755 Robert Bratton qualified for his Commission as Captain of the militia at age 43. 6 days later Gen Edward Braddock's 44th and 49th Foot Regiments landed at Alexandria as the French and Indian War opened the Virginia front. Bratton's first service was on the Council of War, held at Staunton, Virgina to prepare for the defense of the Virginia frontier.
  • Owned 2,284 acres of land in Augusta County and Western Territories

Uncle of Colonel William Bratton, commander at Hucks Depot American Revolution, whose grandson was Brigadeer General John Bratton, CSA.




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



Children from this marriage were:

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



Children from this marriage were:

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


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


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


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


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


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

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    Arrival date: 1733Arrival place: America

  2. Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Births. (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.).

    Birth date: 20 May 1712Birth place: Ulster

  3. Ancestry.com. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850. (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. Baltimore: Genealogical).
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