Person:Adam Bratton (1)

Adam Bratton
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
m. ABT 1779
  1. Margaret A. 'Peggy' BrattonABT 1785 -
m. 9 JUL 1788
  1. Elizabeth 'Betsy' Bratton1789 -
  2. Nancy Jane Bratton1790-1796 -
  3. Susan F. Bratton1790-1796 - 1815
  4. Martha 'Patsy' Bratton1792 - 1864
  5. Robert BrattonABT 1797 - BEF 1836
  6. Sarah 'Sally' BrattonBEF 1800 - 1821
  7. Jane S. Bratton1800 -
Facts and Events
Name Adam Bratton
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1750 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage ABT 1779 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Agnes Hogshead
Marriage 9 JUL 1788 Augusta County, Virginiato Elizabeth Feamster
Death? 22 DEC 1800 Augusta County, Virginia

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


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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, Virgini

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.