Person:James Bratton (1)

James William Johnson Bratton
m. 24 NOV 1842
  1. Elizabeth Melinda Bratton
  2. Sallie Ann Bratton Bratton
  3. John Bratton1846 - 1910
  4. Catherine Brattonabt 1846 -
  5. Benjamin Franklin Bratton1848 - 1904
  6. James William Johnson Bratton1857 - 1934
m. 28 NOV 1889
  1. Ida Mae Bratton1891 -
  2. Octa Corliss Bratton1894 - 1992
  3. Carl Fraysure Bratton1896 -
Facts and Events
Name James William Johnson Bratton
Alt Name James Bratton
Alt Name[1] J William Bratton
Alt Name[7] William Bratton
Alt Name James W. Bratton
Gender Male
Birth[1][3][8] 25 Apr 1857 Bracken, Kentucky, United States
Alt Birth[4][5][6] 25 APR 1857 Bratton's Mill, Robt., Kentucky
Marriage 28 NOV 1889 Bracken, Kentucky, United Statesto Sara Jane Fraysure
Census 1900 Pinhook, Robertson, Kentucky, United Stateswith Sara Jane Fraysure
Census 1910 Bratton, Robertson, Kentucky, United Stateswith Sara Jane Fraysure
Death[3][4][5] 3 Dec 1934 Robertson, Kentucky, United Statesat 9am
Burial[3][5] 6 Dec 1934 Foster Chapel
Occupation[1] Blacksmith
Occupation[2][3] Merchant, ran General Store on Own Account
Cause of Death[3] Apoplexy

William was a merchant in general merchandise. At age 22, according to the 1880 census, William was employed as a blacksmith.

Birth and death dates are confirmed through pictures of gravestone marker provided by Octa Corliss Bratton Watson.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pinhook, Robertson, Kentucky, in United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624), 22-23 Jun 1900, Primary quality.
    Pinhook, Kentucky 1900 census - Bratton family
  2. Bratton, Robertson, Kentucky, in United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623), 21 Apr 1910, Primary quality.
    Bratton, Kentucky 1910 census - Bratton family
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 William Johnson Bratton, in Kentucky, United States. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1964. (Provo, Utah: [database on-line], 2007), Primary quality.

    Name: William Johnson Bratton
    Death Date: 3 Dec 1934
    Death Location: Robertson
    Residence Location: Robertson
    Age: 77
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: White
    Birth Date: 20 Apr 1857
    Birth Location: Kentucky
    Spouse's Name: Jannie Bratton
    Father's Name: Aaron Bratton
    Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
    Mother's Name: Anne Kolbler
    Mother's Birth Location: Kentucky

    Death Certificate
  4. 4.0 4.1 Octa Corliss Bratton Watson.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Bobby L. Bratton.
  6. Pinhook, Robertson, Kentucky, in United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1254440/ Page number 316B, Primary quality.
  7. Where's an example of "William Bratton" being used?
  8. Octa Corliss Bratton and Bobby L. Bratton were previously cited in support of a 25 Apr 1857 Bratton's Mill, Robertson, Kentucky birth. However, the original birth record makes it clear that he was born in Bracken County, not Robertson, so their recollections seem to have been wrong on this point.