When Lewis Bratton was born on 2 November 1801, in Bath, Virginia, United States, his father, Captain James B. Bratton, was 55 and his mother, Rebecca Hogshead, was 44. He married Martha Baker Dunlap about 1836, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 14 May 1838, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Bratton Cemetery, Bath, Virginia, United States.
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.