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Col William Bratton
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Birth: 1740
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1815
York
York County
South Carolina, USA

William Bratton, Grandson of Andrew Bratton and son of William Bratton who married a Dunlap and one of 5 Bratton brothers John, Robert, Thomas, Hugh and one sister Jean Bratton Guy. who came to York County S.C. in the 1700 before the revolution. Andrew was born in Antrium Co Ireland 1686 and married Audrea. William Bratton Married Martha Robinson. Robison Robertson spelled three ways. The Brattons started settling in York County April 22, 1766 when Thomas purchased land in York County on South Fork of Fishing Creek. William Bratton signed a deed to his land on 8-11-1766. All five brothers and Jean Bratton Guy eventually settled all around each other. Colonel William Bratton's obituary appeared in the Charleston City Gazette on Feb. 28,1815. "Died on the 9th of Feb. 1815, in York District, Col. William Bratton, in the 72 year of his age. He was one of the old Revolutionary characters worthy to be remembered. He was one of the heroes of'76, who bravely defended the rights of our country, and was instrumental in procuring for us the blessings of freedom and independence. He was a fine patriot, and had naturally a strong love for independence. Under a well-regulated government, he was a good citizen, but could not tamely submit to the encroachments of any man or body of men, on his perfects rights. His services were zealously devoted to his country through the Revolutionary War, and for many years afterwards in the Legislature. Through a long and active life, he generally enjoyed good health, possessing a good constitution and a firm mind judicious and intrepid in the execution of his plans. At length he was taken with a lingering disease which terminated his existence. It may be truly said of him, that he was strictly honest, virtuous, good man. He was exemplary in his integrity, benevolent and friendly in his position ever ready to relieve the distressed and help the needy. He has left a widow and a numerous family, besides a large circle of friends and acquaintances to lament his loss. Thanks to Michael C. Scoggins a historian from York County, S.C for all his hard work. Edward Lacey 48063141, John McClure 65737455, Thomas Brandon 9380962, Samuel Hammond 142490917, Benjamin Roebuck 140383044,Joseph mcDowell 36472376, William Chronicle 13700157, James Watt Williams 28175587, Benjamin Cleveland 31176869, Isaac Shelby 11823. William Campbell 9507923 and James Hawthorn of York County 48239473. Francis Marion 669, and Thomas Sumter 4491. Rev. John Simpson of Fishing Creek and Bethesda Presbyterian Church 44857861. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martha Robison Bratton (1749 - 1816)
 
 Children:
  Elsie Bratton Sadler (1766 - 1825)*
  Jane Bratton Simpson (1768 - ____)*
  Martha Bratton Foster (1771 - 1813)*
  William A. Bratton (1773 - 1850)*
  Elizabeth Bratton Erwin (1779 - 1840)*
  Nancy Agnes Bratton McCaw (1783 - 1847)*
  Mary Bratton Steele (1785 - 1838)*
  John Simpson Bratton (1789 - 1843)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
From solemn Tombs the alarm is given.
Let every ear and eye attend,
awake, arise, prepare for Heaven.
Here you may view your mortal end.

Erected by children of deceased in mournful testamony of their affection and respect for their parents Col. William and Martha Robison Bratton. Age 75 years
 
Note: Bethesda cemetery directory states he was in the American Revolution
 
Burial:
Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery
York
York County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: agagee
Originally Created by: Kelly
Record added: Mar 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49959798
Col William Bratton
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Col William Bratton
Added by: Kelly
 
 
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God bless you always, John 3:16
- GENEALOGYLOVE
 Added: Mar. 4, 2016
Thank you for your Revolutionary Service.
- agagee
 Added: Nov. 14, 2015
Honoring DAR Ancestor Number A013874
- Vonnie L Cantrell
 Added: Jul. 3, 2015
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