James Lewis Bratton

about 1795–
Bath, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of James Lewis

When James Lewis Bratton was born about 1795, in Bath, Virginia, United States, his father, Captain James B. Bratton, was 49 and his mother, Rebecca Hogshead, was 38. He married Martha Baker Dunlap about 1836, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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James Lewis Bratton
about 1795–
Martha Baker Dunlap
Marriage: about 1836
John Mitchell Bratton
Martha Bratton
Martha Rebecca Bratton

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 5
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built
Age 17
The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 35
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

(1997: 3360;2007: 7066; 2010: 9300)English: habitational name from any of the places called Bratten (in Shropshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire) or from Bratton Clovelly or Bratton Fleming in Devon. The Shropshire and Somerset places are named with Old English brōc ‘brook’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The Wiltshire and Devon names are from Old English brǣc ‘newly cultivated ground’ + tūn.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (4)

  • Legacy NFS Source: James Lewis Bratton - Individual or family possessions: birth: about 1795; Bath, Virginia, United States
  • Lewis Bratton in entry for John M. Bratton and Mary J. Grove, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Lewis Bratton in entry for Martha Rebecca Couthom, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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