Person:James Bratton (3)

m. 1712
  1. Capt. Robert Bratton1712 - 1785
  2. James Bratton1714 - 1778
  3. Samuel Andrew Bratton1716 -
  4. William Bratton1718 - 1780
  5. Jean Bratton1728 - 1798
m. est. 1734-1740
  1. Cary Brattonest 1735-1746 -
  2. Malvina Brattonest 1735-1746 -
  3. Ann Brattonest 1735-1746 -
m. 16 MAY 1754
  1. John BrattonABT 1755 -
  2. Jane Bratton1761 -
  3. Thomas Bratton1763 - 1833
  4. William BrattonBEF 1769 -
  5. Peter BrattonBEF 1775 -
Facts and Events
Name James Bratton
Gender Male
Birth? 1 May 1714 Antrim, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
Alt Birth? 1 MAY 1714 Donegal, Northern Ireland
Marriage est. 1734-1740 to Dorothy Fleming
Marriage 16 MAY 1754 Augusta County, Virginiato Elizabeth Graham
Alt Death? bef. 19 November 1776 Augusta County, Virginia[record in Chalkley's refers to "James Bratton dec'd"]
Death? 21 May 1778 Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia

James 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 in Virginia:

  • Page 150 - James Bratton, 120 acres, between South River and Back Creek. Adjoining John King, Alexander Stuart. November 7, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 54].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 368.--19th November, 1776. John Bratton, eldest son and heir of James Bratton, deceased, and Ann ( ) to Elizabeth Bratton, widow and relict of James, part of 320 acres whereon James formerly lived.

Notes on James Bratton

James Bratton appears to have had a prior marriage to Dorothy Fleming, based upon this reference in "A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia", by Oren Frederic Morton:

Robert Bratton, who married the widow of Alexander Dunlap, Sr., was one of four brothers. Samuel Bratton remained in Mifflin county, Pennsylvania; James, who married Dorothy Fleming, settled near Christiansburg. Three sons of another brother, went to South Carolina. Captain Robert Bratton was a man of wealth and distinction.

3. James D. BRATTON was born on 1 May 1714 in Donegal, Northern Ireland and died on 21 May 1778 in Augusta County, Virginia at age 64.

General Notes: James Bratton came to this country and located at Hamilton’s Bend about 1760. They were about the first permanent settlers at that place. His son, Samuel, was there during his entire lifetime and there he died. Bratton Township was named for this family.

James married Elizabeth GRAHAM on 16 May 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia. Elizabeth died in Augusta County, Virginia.

Marriage Notes: Marriage license does not have wife's name on it. Source of info. "The Bratton Historian" Publication of Bratton Association, 1979 Vol 2 No 1 Muscogee, Ok.

Children from this marriage were:

12 M i. John BRATTON. John married Ann about 1776.
13 F ii. Jane BRATTON was born in 1761 in Albemarle County, Virginia and died in 1826 in Madison County, Kentucky at age 65.
14 M iii. William BRATTON. William married Isabella CHRISTIAN before 1789.
15 M iv. James BRATTON Jr. died on 2 Jan 1814 in Montgomery County, Virginia.
16 M v. Peter BRATTON .
17 M vi. Thomas BRATTON was born in 1763 in Augusta County, Virginia and died in 1833 in Montgomery County, Virginia at age 70. Thomas married 1st ?? Thomas next married Mary JORDAN in 1804.
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